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Gary Davenport

1942 - 2015 BENNINGTON Gary A. Davenport, 72, a resident of Chapel Road, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at his home following a long illness He was born in Bennington on Nov. 19, 1942. He was the son of the late Herbert and Cecelia (Howard) Davenport. Gary received his education in Bennington and was a graduate of Bennington High School. He married the former Sarah Havill on July 10, 1965. For 47 years Gary was employed at Vermont Container in Bennington. He also owned Jackson Variety in Cambridge, N.Y. and East Mountain Pallet. He, along with his daughter, Susan, currently own Sunny Side Diner in Bennington. Gary took great pride in his wood working shop. He enjoyed collecting guns, hunting, listening to Blue Grass music and spending time at his camp at Hedges Lake. He was a former member of the Bennington Rural Fire Department for over 20 years and was a member of the Bennington Lodge of Elks# 567 Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Sarah Davenport of Bennington; two children, Susan Cerreta and her husband, John of Shaftsbury and Michael Davenport and his wife, Debi of Pownal; two granddaughters, Megan Davenport and Kaitlyn Cerreta; two very close friends, Al Mondares and Harold "Butch" Harper along with his dog, Westley and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Herbert Davenport. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Gary may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Cardiac Rehab Unit through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net



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Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 13, 2015
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