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Fernand J. Contois

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Fernand J. Contois 1932 - 2009 POWNAL, VT Fernand J. Contois, 76, a resident of Barbers Pond Road in Pownal, Vt., died peacefully, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington surrounded by his family following a long illness. He was born in Lachine, Quebec Canada, Aug. 22, 1932. Son of Osias and Alice Cayer Contois. Mr. Contois received his education in Canada. Fernand joined the Army on Jan. 15, 1953, and served until Dec. 23, 1954, when he was awarded a National Defense Service Medal. He married the former Florence Martell on June 28, 1958. Mrs. Contois died March 27, 1997. In earlier years Fernand was employed at the Sprague Electric Company in North Adams, Mass., and later as a Chef at the Springs Restaurant in New Ashford, Mass. He enjoyed watching television, playing with his puppies, chatting, car rides and going to Dunkin Donuts and Burger King. He leaves his children, Mary Weber, and her husband Michael of Pownal, Vt., Roger Contois of Pownal, and Donna Johnson of Pownal; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two sisters; Jeannine Vetowich of Florida, and Yvette Roberts of Corpus Christie, Texas, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by a daughter Karen Contois who died in 1973, two brothers Wilfred and Peter Contois and a sister Theresa Trombley. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 at 10 a.m. The burial with military honors will take place in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery in Pownal, VT in the spring. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. If friends desire contributions in memory of Fernand J. Contois may be made to the Vermont Chapter of the through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 9, 2009
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