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Edwin R. Maroney

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BENNINGTON -- Mr. Edwin R. Maroney, 82 , a resident of Washington Avenue, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003 at the Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Bennington, May 28, 1921, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Beatrice (Goady) Maroney. He received his education in Bennington.

Mr. Maroney married the former Florence Anna Wager on Sept. 20, 1942 at St. Francis de Sales Church. Mrs. Maroney died June 6, 1994.

In earlier years Mr. Maroney drove bus for Wager Bus Company from 1942 to 1949 and later was employed at the former Home Furniture Company for 14 years. He later was employed at Haynes & Kane Furniture in Bennington for 22 years until the time of his retirement.

Mr. Maroney was a member of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church and a life honorary member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 307. He was also a member of the Fourth Degree Assembly at the K of C and had held several offices there.

Survivors include four sons and their spouses, Edwin T. and Carole Maroney, David and Cynthia Maroney, Brian and Janet Maroney, and Thomas and Julia Maroney all of Bennington; nine grandchildren; three great-grandsons; three sisters, Beatrice Forrest and Katherine Maroney both of Bennington, and Mary Green of Arlington. Mr. Maroney was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers, Shirley Harris, Allena Legacy, Thomas Maroney, Norbert J. Maroney and Ronald Maroney.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday, Sept. 26 at 9:30 a. m. with a prayer and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 10 a.m. where the liturgy of Christian death and burial will be offered.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. The recitation of the rosary by the Knights of Columbus will be offered at 7:30 p.m.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Maroney may be made to either the Vermont Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis or Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

All members of the Knights of Columbus are requested to meet at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for the recitation of the Rosary.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 24, 2003
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