Clyde E. Lanfair
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1921-2013 BENNINGTON Clyde E. Lanfair of South Stream Road, Bennington, passed away on June 5, 2013 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
He was born in Bolton Landing, NY on May 7, 1921, the son of Melvin C. and Grace M. Lanfair. He attended a country school and graduated from Warrensburg High School in 1937.
He attended Cornell University and graduated from the Veterinary College in 1943.
After an internship in Concord, N.H., and government livestock inspector in Vermont state, he established a veterinary practice in Bennington where he practiced until retirement in 1991.
Dr. Lanfair first married Jennie LaDuke Moore in 1945, who died in 1994. He married Beatrice O'Brien in 1996, who survives him.
He also has surviving children and step-children: Barbara (Moore) Shunk, Thomas D. Lanfair, Peter J. Lanfair, Donald O'Brien Jr., Nance O'Brien Brazee, Pamela O'Brien and Steven O'Brien and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a sister Hilda Perry and a brother, Forrest Lanfair of Warrensburg, NY.
Dr. Lanfair desired that there be no calling hours or funeral services for him.
His desire was to be cremated and his ashes spread on his piece of South Stream Road where he enjoyed his retirement with God's gift of all the flora and fauna.
Any donations in his memory may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter or to a worthy cause through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 7, 2013