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Edgar F. Hill

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MANCHESTER -- Edgar F. Hill, 77, of Barnumville Road, a lifelong resident of Manchester, died Friday morning, Feb. 4, 2005, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington.

He was born in East Manchester on Dec. 24, 1927, the son of Hervie W. and Dora (Bentley) Hill and attended local schools.

Edgar was a master carpenter who worked for many construction companies during his career and was instrumental in building Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Castleton State College and the Base Lodge at Stratton, among others.

He was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He loved nature and the outdoors. Edgar was an avid hunter and fisherman and was familiar with all of southern Vermont’s mountains and ravines. His love for music was evident through the number of instruments he played, including the fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo, which he played by ear. Edgar was instrumental to many local musicians and also wrote many pieces of his own music and poems.

He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Perkins, whom he married on Feb. 1, 1964 at their home in Manchester; three sons, Wesley E. Hill of Manchester, Arnold E. Hill of Orlando, Fla. and Daniel A. Hill of Rocky Mount, N.C.; his daughter, Jean Gaffney of Columbia S.C.; his sister, Christine Dashner of Greenfield, Mass.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Schonberg of Ilion, N.Y. and Erma Adams of Londonderry. Graveside services and interment will be held in the spring in Factory Point Cemetery in Manchester. Visiting hours for Mr. Hill will be Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brewster Funeral Services, 34 Park Place Manchester Center.

Memorial donations in Mr. Hill’s memory may be made to the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation activities fund, c/o Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, VT 05255. To send e-mail condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Brewster Funeral Service, 34 Park Place, Manchester Center.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 7, 2005
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