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Duncan B. Moffitt

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EAST ARLINGTON -- Duncan B. Moffitt, 78, of South Road in East Arlington, died Friday evening, Dec. 24, 2004, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

He was born in Bennington on Nov. 1, 1926, the son of George Bruce and Hattie Frances (O’Connell) Moffitt and attended local schools. In his early years, Mr. Moffitt and his wife Anne owned and operated a garage in Sushan, N.Y. He worked for the town of Springfield for 20 years and, upon returning to East Arlington, he was employed as a mechanic and welder for Dorr Oil Company in Manchester Center before retiring.

Duncan was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. During WWII and the Korean conflict. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injury received as a result of enemy action during WWII and achieved the rank of sergeant.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all he was a devoted family man and cherished times spent with his family. Along with his own children, he raised his two grandchildren, Tonya and Dallas.

Mr. Moffitt is survived by his wife, the former Anne Greene of East Arlington; a daughter, Elaina Oliver of Bennington; five brothers, Donald Moffitt of Shaftsbury, Harold Moffitt of Cambridge, N.Y., Raymond Moffitt of Shaftsbury, Howard Moffitt of Dallas, Ga. and Sherman Moffitt of Peru; two sisters, Marian Cross of Shaftsbury and Joyce LaFlamme of Peru; three grandchildren, Tonya Jones of East Arlington, Dallas Oliver of Arlington and Wes Moffitt of Connecticut; and three great-grandchildren, Mikayla Moffitt and Ian Moffitt of Connecticut and Dakota Remington of Bennington. He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Moffitt who died in June; a sister, Lorraine Petras; and two brothers, Calvin and Edward Moffitt.

Funeral services for Mr. Moffitt will be held Thursday morning, Dec. 30, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the East Arlington Federated Church. The Rev. Thomas Truscott will conduct the service. Committal services will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery in Shaftsbury. There are no visiting hours. For those who wish, memorial contributions in Mr. Moffitt’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the East Arlington Federated Church, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Arlington Chapel, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250. For directions or to send e-mail condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the care of Hanson Walbridge Arlington Chapel, Route 7A Arlington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 28, 2004
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