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BENNINGTON -- Harold J. Rogers, 86, a resident of Silver Street in Bennington, and former longtime resident of Carey Avenue in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., died on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Hoosick Falls, on Oct. 11, 1921, and was the son of the late Joseph and Phoebe Rogers. He received his education in Hoosick Falls and was a graduate of Hoosick Falls High School.

Harold served in the Army during World War II in the infantry in the Pacific theater. After returning from the war he went to work at the General Electric Co., and then left them and started his own electrical business in the area and ran it for several years. He enjoyed working with the farmers in the area.

He married Esther E. Bump on Sept. 25, 1968. Mrs. Rogers died in 2001. Harold had been a communicant of Immaculate Conception Parish in Hoosick Falls. He was an avid trapper and he loved to read. He has resided in Florida and upstate Vermont.

Harold is survived by five stepdaughters, Margaret Slavis and her husband Joseph of Hoosick Falls, Hilda Tobie of Rochester, N.H., Elizabeth E. Grover of Bennington, Vt., Dorlene Becker of North Bennington, and Madelyn Costantino and her husband Francis of Hoosick Falls, NY.

He also has two cousins, Sarah Shaw of Hoosick Falls, and Raymond Rogers and his wife, Joan, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

He also leaves several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hoo-sick Falls, in the spring. There are no calling hours scheduled.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Closet in Hoosick Falls, through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.

Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net or at the BenningtonBanner.com
Published in Bennington Banner from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2007
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