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Francis Elwell

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Francis H. Elwell 1922-2011 N. BENNINGTON, VT Francis H. Elwell, 88 of N. Bennington, Vt., passed away January 22, 2011 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, N.Y. Francis was born in Shaftsbury, Vt., on April 2, 1922, the son of Harold and Edrie Hall Elwell. He married the former Dorothea Baker in Hoosick Falls on February 9, 1942. Francis was a US Army veteran, serving in World War II. Francis was a foreman with Stanley Tools in Shaftsbury retiring after 40 years with them. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Francis was a member of the Masonic Tucker Lodge #48. Most of all, Francis was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife; Dorothea, his son; Gerald L. Elwell and his wife, Jane, his daughter; Sandra Hewson-Loveland and her husband, Edward Loveland, all of N. Bennington, Vt., his sister; Beverly Hart of Weston, Vt., his grandchildren; Gerald Mattison and his wife, Lisa, Debra Hewson, William Elwell and his wife Carrie, Jamie Elwell and his wife, Malynda and Todd Maddox, his great grandchildren; Jordan Mattison, Ali Elwell and Will Elwell. He was predeceased by his brothers; David, Norman and Marvin Jones and his sisters; Edna Harrington and Ruth Myers. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday January 25, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home 213 W. Main Street Bennington, VT. There will be no calling hours. Contributions in memory of Francis Elwell may be made to the Bennington rescue Squad or the Vermont c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home PO Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 24, 2011
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