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Bernard Galipeau

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Bernard A. Galipeau 1926-2010 BENNINGTON Bernard A. Galipeau, 84, passed away on Sunday December 19, 2010 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington following a long illness. He was born in Bennington, Vt., July 25, 1926. He was the son of the late Theodore F. and Veronica (Grennan) Galipeau. He received his education in Bennington and graduated from Bennington High School. Following high school he joined the United States Navy Seabees. He served in the Asiatic and Pacific Theatres and was awarded several medals. Following his service to his country, Bernie returned to Bennington where he married the former Julianne Blodgett on November 20, 1948. For 27 years Bernie was employed at the BenMont Paper Company as a pressman and served as President of the Local 534. He was instrumental in the formation of Chapter 4 Disabled American Veterans where he was a Charter Life Member. For many years he was a member of the American Legion Post 13 and the VFW Post 1332. He loved hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife Julieanne Galipeau of Shaftsbury. His children, Charlene Martin and her husband Gary of Bennington, Bernie Galipeau of Shoreham, Vt. Kevin Galipeau of North Bennington, Darlene Galipeau of Shaftsbury and Julianne Hoffman and her husband Martin of Bennington. Five grandchildren, a brother Theodore Galipeau of Bennington and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by a grandson Martin Hoffman. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday December 23, 2010 with a prayer at 9:15 a.m and then from Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in North Bennington at 10 a.m. where the Mass of Resurrection will be offered. The burial with military honors will follow in the family lot in Saint John's Cemetery in North Bennington. There will be no calling hours. If friends desire contributions in memory of Bernard A. Galipeau may be made to the St. Labre Indian School through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201

Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 21, 2010
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