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Donald "Tuffy" Cottrell

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Donald "Tuffy" Cottrell 1936 - 2009 BENNINGTON Donald H. "Tuffy" Cottrell, 73, died Wednesday, June 17, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation. Born on Jan. 28, 1936, in Bennington, son of Edward and Helen Taylor Cottrell, he attended schools in Bennington. Donald was a truck driver for Johnson Controls in Bennington and the Schanno Company in St Paul, Minn. He enjoyed gardening, NASCAR racing and was a Dale Earnhardt fan, and a former member of the Moose Lodge. He leaves his daughters, Sherry Cross (Mert) of Eagle Bridge, N.Y., and Karen Cross (Wayne) of Dallas, Ga.; son, Donald Cottrell (Trish) of Clifton Park, N.Y.; sister, Barbara Cottrell of Ballston Lake, N.Y.; brothers, Floyd Cottrell of Walloomsac, N.Y., and Ike Cottrell of Glens Falls, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Brad O'Brien, Shawn and Craig Cross, Cortney Baggett, Brandon McCart, D.J. and Austin Cottrell; six great-grandchildren. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Gregory Cottrell, and two brothers, George and Fred Cottrell. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. from the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Burial will follow the service at Maple Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home today, Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund through the funeral home
Published in Bennington Banner from June 18 to June 19, 2009
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