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Bruce McMahon

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Bruce K. McMahon WALLINGFORD, VT Bruce K. McMahon, 84, died at his home in Wallingford, Vermont on July 10, 2012. A native of East Douglas, Mass., he graduated from Douglas Memorial High School and attended Worcester Teachers College. Mr. McMahon was a Senior District Scout Executive with the Boy Scouts of America and served districts in the Mohegan Council (Worcester, Mass.), the Minuteman Council (Stoneham, Mass.), and the Green Mountain Council in Vermont during his 31 year career. He retired in 1987. He developed and directed programs at Treasure Valley in Paxton, Mass., Camp Sachem in Antrim, N.H., and Camp Sunrise in Benson, Vt. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was awarded five medals during his service in the military. He was a member of the Wallingford American Legion; he was a past president of the Paul Harris Memorial Rotary Club of Wallingford and was a member of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford. Other affiliations included; the Mystic Valley Railway Society, the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, and the International Association of Jazz Record Collections, and the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Historical Society. Mr. McMahon was an avid collector of Humor and Jazz records and had numerous pen pals and jazz pals in this country and abroad. He leaves his former wife, Elnora Howard McMahon of Rutland, two sons, Gregory of East Douglas, Mass., Patrick of Rutland, Vt., three daughters, Jennifer Harvey of Beavercreek, Ohio, Rebecca Buffum of East Rochester, N.Y., and Kathleen Morgan of Rutland, Vt., 15 grandchildren, and threegreat grandchildren. A gathering and celebration will be held at the Holiday Inn of Rutland on Sunday August 5, 2012 beginning at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kurn Hattin Homes, P.O. Box 127, Westminster, Vt. 05158. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vt., condolences may be offered at cabotfh.com

Published in Bennington Banner on July 14, 2012
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