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Clayton Prentiss

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Clayton Prentiss

1922 - 2015 BENNINGTON Clayton J. Prentiss, age 93, a resident of Gage Street, died on Sunday morning, August 30, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. He was born in Bennington, VT on April 10, 1922, and was the son of the late Clayton Earl and Eliza Johnson (Dakin) Prentiss. Clayton received his education in Bennington and was a 1940 graduate of Bennington High School. Following high school, Clayton served in the United States Army from 1942 1946. Clayton married the former Elaine A. Tripp on July 6, 1946. She has predeceased him. In earlier years, Clayton worked with his father as a carpenter. They built several homes together including their own. For 30 years Clayton was employed at Bennington Display Company, where he was a plant foreman and Plant Manager at the time of his retirement. Clayton enjoyed spending time at camp at Lake Champlain, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. He built his own boat which the family used for several years. Survivors include his daughter, Gail Arasim of Bennington and his son, Richard Prentiss of Bennington. He leaves three grandchildren, Kelli Prentiss and her partner, Mike Walczak, Chad Prentiss and his fiance, Deseria Hamilton and Tracy Arisim and his wife, Alicia. Clayton also has seven great-grandchildren; Eliza and Jedrek Arisim and Kaelyn Walczak, James Oakermen and Kyle Peters Jay Peters, and Hayleigh Hamilton and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close family friend, Kathleen Feeney. He is predeceased by his wife, Elaine, his brother, Edward Prentiss, and his daughter-in-law, Bonnie Prentiss. FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington, with the Rev. Justin Lanier, Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow immediately. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, September 2nd, 2015 from 5 until 8p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad or the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at : www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 1, 2015
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