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Henry William Bassen

1931-2013 Born in Brooklyn, NY, Henry was a longtime resident of Pownal, VT before moving to Sarasota, FL in 1973.

A United States Air Force veteran, he was a graduate of Hoosick Falls High School, a long time member of Pownal United Methodist Church, and former member Crossroads United Methodist Church in Sarasota. He was an active member of Mt. Anthony Lodge #13 F&AM in Bennington, VT where he was a Past Master. He had also served as a Selectman for the town of Pownal, where he was instrumental in organizing and building the Solomon Wright Library. He also served as the Building and Grounds Superintendent of the Sarasota County Agricultural Fair Association where he retired in 1994.

He leaves behind his daughter Betsy and son Peter, both of Sarasota, FL.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Internment will be at Oak Hill Cemetary in Pownal, VT where Hanson - Walbridge and Shea Funeral Home will conduct services Thursday 6/13 at 2PM. In lieu of Flowers, please make donations to Solomon Wright Public Library, 97 Main Street, PO Box 400, Pownal, VT 05261.

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Published in Bennington Banner on June 8, 2013
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