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Donald J. Coon Sr.

1934 - 2014 BENNINGTON Donald J. Coon Sr., 79, a resident of Bradford Street, passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at Crescent Manor Care Center. Donald was born in Buskirk, N.Y. on May 19, 1934, the son of the late Henry J. and Mabel Condon Coon, and attended local schools. Donald was employed as a truck driver for many years and drove trucks for Albany Steel, Brownell's Auto, and Clemente Brothers. Donald liked to pick up scrap metal, enjoyed listening to old country and western music, and was a great story teller, especially to his grandchildren. He was a New York Yankees baseball fan, traveled all over the country, loved animals, especially his dogs, and enjoyed spending time with his family. Donald is survived by his former wife, Ann St. Gelais; several children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his sister, June Parson of Hudson, N.Y. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Donald will be held Friday afternoon, Feb. 28, 2014, at 3 p.m. at HANSON-WALBRIDGE SHEA FUNERAL HOME 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont. Interment will be held later in the spring in the family lot, in Woodlawn Cemetery, in Cambridge, N.Y. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, from 2 to 3 p.m., one hour prior to the service. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Donald's name may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, c/o Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, Vermont 05201. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont.


Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 27, 2014
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