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Clinton G. McDonald Sr.

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SHAFTSBURY -- Mr. Clinton G. McDonald Sr., a well-known resident of Shaftsbury, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington surrounded by his loving family, following a long illness.

Born in Bennington, Aug. 31, 1929, he was the son of the late Harold McDonald and the former Louise Peters. He received his early education in Shaftsbury and later graduated from North Bennington High School in the class of 1947. “Clint” McDonald was a Korean War veteran with the Army 82nd Airbourne from 1951 until 1953.

Clint chose a career with F.W. Woolworth Company in 1954 and continued with the company until 1964. Mr. McDonald received his barber’s certificate from the Royal Barber School in Schenectady, N.Y.

He purchased the barber business from the late Albert Mattison. He owned and operated his business in Shaftsbury from 1964 until 1999.

Mr. McDonald was Shaftsbury town treasurer from March of 1965 through March of 1991. He married the former Claire Lorenz at the First United Methodist Church in Bennington on May 28, 1955. He enjoyed the ocean and traveling in Maine and North Carolina. In earlier years Clint enjoyed hunting, and in later years, he enjoyed playing golf, and took great pride in caring for his lawn.

Survivors include his wife, Claire of Shaftsbury; one son, Clinton G. McDonald Jr. of Shaftsbury; and his two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Christopher Purinton of Hartford, and Jo-Anne and Bill Peacock of Shaftsbury; five grandchildren, Brian Corcoran of Tacoma, Wash., Preston Hayes of Bennington, Gregory Hayes of Hartford, and Sophie and Willie Peacock, both of Shaftsbury. He leaves two brothers and their spouses, Harold and Joyce McDonald of Roanoke, Va., and Bernard and Joan McDonald of Bennington; his close friend, Max; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Gerry and Ben Hulett.

At the request of Mr. McDonald, funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Interment will take place in the family lot in Center Shaftsbury Cemetery.

There are no calling hours scheduled.

Memorials in his honor may be made to the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Organization Inc. through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 15, 2005
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