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Cecil Clyde Colvin

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DANBY -- Cecil Clyde Colvin, 82, a longtime resident of Danby, died Monday morning, Nov. 22, 2004, at the Vermont Veterans Home with family at his bedside.

He was born in Manchester, March 1, 1922, the son of Elmer and Nellie (Matson) Colvin. He attended Manchester schools.

Cecil proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He fought in three major battles and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. He was decorated with a Purple Heart, Congressional Medal of Honor, a Bronze Star, a Silver Star and two Vermont Distinguished Service medals. He was married to Shirley B. (Roberts) Colvin and together raised a loving family. Cecil worked as a carpenter for many years. He was a member of the Manchester and the Wallingford V.F.W. and also the D.A.V. Vermont Chapter 7. In his free time Cecil loved to hunt and fish.

In addition to his wife of 60 years, he is survived by his three children, Clyde Edward Colvin and his wife Cecille of Danby, Carol Gail Frederick and husband Walter of Danby and Sharon B. Wescott and husband Thomas of Danby; three grandchildren, Shawn Frederick of Clarendon, Trudy Hodgin and husband Craig of Danby, Karissa Wescott and fiancé Dennis Lee II of Danby; five great-grandchildren, Sheena, Kala and Andrew Foley and Jared and Justin Hodgin; a brother, Leo Colvin of Bennington; a sister, Nedaleen Ford of Mount Tabor; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four children, Priscilla, Percy, Cecil and Toby and one grandchild Devi Colvin.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Friday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m. in the Danby Cemetery. The Rev. Lawrence Switzer, pastor of the Danby Congregational Church, will officiate. Friends may call at Brewster Funeral Home in Manchester Wednesday night, Nov. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. For those who wish, memorial gifts may be made in his memory to the Agency for Specialized Community Care for the Developmentally Disabled.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 23, 2004
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