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ARLINGTON -- Anthony R. Mento, 78, of Arlington, passed away July 27, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Tony was born in Chelsea, Mass., on July 9, 1929, the son of Anthony and Elsie (LaCapria) Mento. He was educated in Chelsea and Everett, Mass., public schools. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry form Tufts University. He was married to the former Mary Ann Quimby.

He was an analytical chemist with Merck and Co. in Rahway, N.J., before moving to Arlington. He served as land use administrator for 17 years in Arlington. At the time of his death, he was trustee of public funds. He also served as trustee of the Martha Canfield Library and was a board member of the Arlington Food Shelf. He was a member of the Arlington Lions Club for many years. Tony served in the National Guard from 1949-1956.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Arlington; his son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Therese Mento of Lockport, N.Y.; his daughter and son-in-law Dale and Paul Sheehy of Carver, Mass,; 4 grandchildren, Patrick and Matthew Sheehy and Nicholas and Katherine Mento. He was predeceased by two brothers Dennis B. and Robert K. Mento.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary’s Church in Arlington on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Arlington. Friends may call at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home Rte 7A in Arlington on Monday, July 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Arlington rescue Squad or the Arlington Fire Department in care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home PO Box 528 Arlington, VT 05250. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from July 28 to July 30, 2007
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