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George E. Cottrell

WALLOOMSAC, N.Y. -- George E. Cottrell, 74, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, Vt. He resided on Cottrell Road in Walloomsac with his wife Margaret (Lavin) Cottrell.

George was born on June 20, 1930, in Hoosick Falls, son of the late Edward H. and Helen T. (Taylor) Cottrell. He attended schools in Hoosick Falls and was a dairy farmer all of his life. He and his family owned and operated the Battle Acres Farm in Walloomsac. George enjoyed NASCAR racing and was a fan of Dale Jarret, trains, playing cards, and traveling. He and his wife recently traveled to Washington state to visit their daughter Terri. They also liked traveling to the Amish land. George especially enjoyed the time he spent with his family and 15 grandchildren.

Survivors other than his wife Margaret include three daughters Terri Cottrell of Seattle, Wash., Pam Cottrell and Laura Baker and her husband Paul, all of Hoosick Falls; five sons, Edward Cottrell of Pennsylvania, G. Michael, Mark and his wife Jenny, Gerald and Jeffrey Cottrell and his wife Mary, all of Hoosick Falls, a sister Barb Cottrell of Troy, New York; three brothers Floyd Cottrell of Hoosick Falls, New York, Donald Cottrell of Bennington, and Kenneth Cottrell of Glens Falls; also survived by 15 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his dog, Bailey. George is predeceased by a son, Gary Lee Cottrell, and a brother, Fredrick Cottrell.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial to be offered on Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hoosick Falls.

Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls on Wednesday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the North Hoosick Fire Department, Karen McGovern Memorial Fund or the Center for Living and Rehabilitation through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 7, 2005
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