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Glenn A. Ferguson 1957 - 2011 NORTH BENNINGTON, VT Glenn A. Ferguson, 54, a resident of Church Street in North Bennington, passed away Saturday September 24, 2011 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Glenn was born in Troy, New York on May 2, 1957 and raised in Averill Park, New York, spending much of that time on the farm of his grandparents. Glen was a police officer for 20 years, something he had wanted to be from his early childhood, inspired by his Grandfather Ferguson who was himself a Rensselaer County Sheriff. Glenn was a police officer in Troy, NY, Essex, VT and finished out his career in Bennington, VT. Glen grew up in the fire department due to his father who through the years was a captain and chief of Averill Park Fire Department, and still a member of the department. His parents were founding members of the Averill Park Rescue Squad. At the age of 18, Glen joined the department and has been a fireman on various departments throughout New York and Vermont until his death. He also became an EMT at 18, and continued to serve until his health kept him from doing so with the Arlington Rescue Squad. In Bennington, he volunteered for the Bennington Rescue Squad, Putnam Hose Company, North Bennington Fire Department and, most recently, White Creek Fire Department. He has worked at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, and for Southwestern Vermont Regional Ambulance, which was his favorite job in the whole world. He was a member of the Green Mountain Christian Center in Bennington and was a deacon for the past several years. His family was very special to him, especially his children and his five special, beautiful grandchildren, Josh, Sean, Jacob, Madelyn and Thomas. Glenn is survived by his wife Kim Ferguson, his mother Madelyn Ferguson, and his father Arthur Glenn Ferguson and his wife Marilyn, his children Casey Ferguson and Benjamin Ferguson and his step children Allison Fleming and husband Jason, Chad Harvey and wife Meghan, Joshua Harvey and Stephanie Harvey. He is also survived by his brother Charlie Ferguson and wife Gina, his sister Nancy McGrath, sister Sandy Berger and her husband Eric, brother-in-law Jeff Hermansky and his wife Natalie, brother-in-law Troy Hermansky and his wife Jenn and sister-in-law Darryl Davis, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Alberta and James Petrie and paternal grandparents Glenn A. Ferguson and Ella Ferguson. FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside funeral services for Glenn will be held Wednesday morning September 28, 2011 at 11am in the family lot in Rosewood Cemetery in White Creek, New York. Pastor John Goyette of The Green Mountain Christian Center will officiate. There are no visiting hours. All rescue, fire personnel and friends are invited to participate in the funeral procession to the cemetery which will depart Hanson- Walbridge Funeral Home at 213 West Main Street at 10am. All those attending are asked to be at the funeral home by 9:30am. A celebration of the Life of Glenn Ferguson will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contibutions in Glenn's name may be made the the family of Glenn A. Ferguson, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, Vermont 05201. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont.

Published in Bennington Banner from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2011
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