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C. William "Bill" Strong

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DALTON, Mass -- C. William “Bill” Strong, 68, of 14 Pease Avenue, Dalton, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at home.

Born in Shaftsbury, Vt., Sept. 1, 1936, a son of Jesse and Bessie Sisco Strong he was a graduate of North Bennington High School and attended Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield.

He served in the United States Army.

Mr. Strong was employed as an inspector with General Electric Ordinance Systems Division for 37 years retiring in 1994. In his younger years, he worked as a laborer on the St. Lawrence Seaway.

He was a communicant of St. Agnes Church in Dalton and a member of the Dalton American Legion. He enjoyed sports and was an avid Dodgers fan, as well as doing crossword puzzles and traveling. In his days at North Bennington High School, he was a member of the band and baseball team.

Mr. Strong leaves his wife, the former Margaret E. O’Brien, whom he married Oct. 8, 1960.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Timothy M. Strong of Dalton and William B. Strong of North Harwich; a daughter, Janine A. Burt of Pittsfield; two brothers, Neal Strong of Shaftsbury, and Donald Strong of Coco Beach, Fla.; a sister, Dorcas Robinson of Framingham; three grandchildren and one step-grandchild. He is also survived by his son-in-law, David Burt; a daughter-in-law, Jane Strong; brothers-in-law, Len Thornton and Michael O’Brien; sisters-in law Donna Strong, Bridie Craig and Mary Thornton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for C. William Strong will be held Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at 9:15 a.m. from Dery-Foley Funeral Home, 890 East Main St., Dalton with a liturgy of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 489 Main St., Dalton. Burial will follow in Ashuelot Cemetery, Dalton. Calling hours will be held Sunday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Strong may be made to the Dalton Ambulance and Rescue or to St. Agnes Church Food Pantry in care of the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 29, 2005
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