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BENNINGTON -- Francis F. “Frank” Carsno, 81, a resident of Norton Street, Bennington, died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Born in North Adams, Mass., March 8, 1926, he was the son of the late Henry Carsno and Martha (Beebe) Carsno. He received his early education in the North Adams schools and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School.

A retired master sergeant in the Army, Frank served in the military for 20 years. He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Frank was assigned to duty in Hawaii where he spent several months. For several years during his enlistment Frank served as an ROTC instructor at Harvard University.

He married the former Yvonne (Lampron) King in Bennington in July, 1989.

Following his discharge from the Army, Frank was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and later John Hancock Insurance, from which he retired. He later drove a handicap van in Pittsfield, Mass., for the physically disabled.

Frank enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, attending car shows and was an avid Yankee fan. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s band and chorus concerts. His family was his main interest.

Survivors include his wife Yvonne Carsno of Bennington; a stepdaughter, Kim Sampsell of Bennington; three stepsons, Walter J. King of Stafford, Va., Dennis Michael King of Kaluia, Hawaii, and Timothy John King of Orville, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 13, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Graveside committal services with military honors will take place at the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

Should friends desire contributions in memory of Francis F. “Frank” Carsno may be made to the Vermont Heart Fund through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, Vermont 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from June 11 to June 12, 2007
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