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Edward D. Gates

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BENNINGTON -- Edward D. Gates, 81, a lifelong resident of Bennington, died peacefully Thursday Aug. 23, 2007, at his home on Oakes Street.

Edward was born in Bennington on Sept. 25, 1925, the son of Winnie and Alice (Becker) Gates. He received his education in Bennington schools, then served three years in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Gates married Mary Foster in 1946. Mrs. Gates died in 1978.

Edward is survived by his daughter, Beverly Chaloux of Monroe, Conn.; his granddaughter, Julie Chaloux of Monroe; his grandson, Casey Chaloux, and his wife, Pennie, of Texas; his great-grandson, Casey Chaloux Jr.; three sisters, Joan Gates, Mrs. Henry (Barbara) Bushee and Mrs. Frederick (Eleanor) Pulver, all of Wells; his brother, George Gates of Connecticut; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside funeral services for Edward will be held Monday morning, Aug. 27, 2007, at 10 a.m., in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Edward’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bennington, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201. For directions or to send the family of Edward Gates personal e-mail condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 25, 2007
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