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Gary N. Poulen

1937-2010 POWNAL, VT Gary Neil Poulen, 73, a resident of Paradise Road in Pownal, died on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on Apr. 11, 1937, son of the late Chester and Margaret Sullivan Poulen, he received his education in Barre.

He married Sybil Wallach on July 21, 1963, in Danbury, Conn.

Gary was a self-employed plumbing and heating man in the Bennington area for many years. He was a member of the VFW Post #1332 of Bennington. He was a former member of the Eagles and Elks Clubs, both in Bennington.

Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, following the Red Sox and NASCAR. His children and grandchildren were his greatest joy.

Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, John and wife, Donna, Poulen of Bennington, and Charles Poulen of Charleston, S.C.; three daughters, Clara and her husband, Daniel, Wilusz of Adams, Mass., Dorraine Buell of Bennington, and Sandra Poulen of Albany, N.Y. He also leaves four grandchildren, Jamie Poulen, Emily Wilusz, Grace Buell and Markis Poulen. Gary has one brother, Ray Poulen of Michigan, and two sisters, Patricia Cummings of South Carolina, Jane Layok of North Carolina, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by three brothers, John, Daniel and Andrew.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning, Apr. 27, at 11 a.m. at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St. in Bennington, with the Reverend Vincent Coppola, CSC, officiating. Interment will follow in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington. There are no calling hours scheduled.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.

Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 26, 2010
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