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SUNDERLAND -- Clifford Giles “Cobb” Bacon, 86, of Sunderland, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at the Center for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington. He was born on May 7, 1921, in Sunderland, the son of Giles and Ida (Sharkey) Bacon. He attended Sunderland School. He married the former Edythe Taylor on Nov. 8, 1947. Edythe predeceased him.

”Cobb” was a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy and was a Gunner aboard the USS Texas from July 10, 1942 to Dec. 26, 1945. He was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal, and the European/African/Middle East Theatre Medal and earned two stars on both the Philippine Liberation Medal and the Asiatic/Pacific Medal.

He worked at Mack Molding and retired after 42 years employment in 1984. He was a former member of the VFW, a member of the Red Mountain Lodge 63 in Arlington, and a member of the Paint Chippers-USS Texas Society. “Cobb” enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Amelia Fuller of Sunderland; a brother, Stewart Bacon of Bennington; two sisters, Dorothy Powers of Shaftsbury, and Shirley Doyle of Florence, Mass., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 16, 2007m at 10:30 a.m. at the Brewster Funeral Home 34 Park Place, Manchester. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 16 from 9:30 a.m., until the time of the service. A graveside service with military honors will follow the funeral service at Factory Point Cemetery. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. Brewster Funeral Service has been entrusted with the care of Mr. Bacon’s funeral arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2007
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