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Anthony Tony Garrison

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PETERSBURGH, N.Y. -- Mr. Anthony Tony Garrison, 77, husband of Rose M. (Richardson) Garrison, a resident of East Hollow Road, Petersburgh, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2003 of cancer at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, Vt. with his wife, daughter and son-in-law by his side.

Born in Williamstown, Mass. June 20, 1926 he was the son of the late Charles and Minnie (Hunter) Garrison. He attended school in Williamstown. Mr. Garrison was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He later was a member of the National Guard in North Adams, Mass. and Hoosick Falls.

Mr. and Mrs. Garrison were married July 30, 1949.

He was a member of the Richard A. Ruther American Legion Post #152 in Williamstown.

In earlier years he had been employed as an electrical specialist and machinist for J. Valencourt in Williamstown, Sears & Roebuck in Pittsfield, H. Greenberg & Son, Montgomery Wards, W.T. Grant, Bennington Garage and Auto City all of Bennington.

His hobbies and interests included hunting, fishing, gardening, raising honeybees and making maple syrup. He held a pilots license and enjoyed flying. His main interests were his family and pets.

Survivors include his wife Rose Garrison of Petersburgh; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Gordon Paligo of Bennington; three sons, Timothy Garrison of Petersburgh, Bruce Garrison of Troy, and David Garrison of Cohoes; sisters, Ella Allen of Lebanon, N.H. and Elizabeth Chapman of Williamstown; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Rudy Canales of Hancock, Mass., a sister-in-law, Edna Richardson of Hancock Village, Mass.; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Garrison was predeceased in 1982 by a son, Wayne Garrison, also by a brother and granddaughter.

There are no calling hours.

The funeral will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Hancock Cemetery, Hancock, Mass.

Contributions may be made to either a charity of ones choice or the Second Congregational Church of South Williamstown through the office of the George M. Hopkins Funeral Home, 61-67 Spring St. Williamstown, MA 01267.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 15, 2003
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