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Donald J. Desautels

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Donald J. Desautels were held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, with the Rev. James Preskenis officiating.

Hymns offered during the funeral service were “Amazing Grace” and “Ave Maria.” Bearers were Bill Vien, Harry Cummings, John Ahearn, Lowell Greene, Dickie Greene and Ray Joly.

Burial took place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Preskenis offering the committal prayers. Military honors, consisting of a firing party, folding and presentation of the American flag and Taps, were accorded the Vietnam War veteran by members of the Vermont Military Funeral Honors team, who presented the flag to Mr. Desautels’ wife, Cindy Desautels.

A reception for family and friends was held at the Bennington Elks Lodge following the funeral service. Mr. Desautels, a resident of Niles School Road in Pownal, died Jan. 10, 2006, at his residence. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 18, 2006
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