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Henry J. Edwards II

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BENNINGTON -- Henry J. Edwards II, 72, a resident of South Street, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at his residence.

Born in New Haven, Conn., on Dec. 31, 1932, he was the son of the late Edwin Carl Edwards and Jane Nordica (Wackle) Edwards. He received his education in the Hamden, Conn., schools and was a 1951 graduate of Hampden High School. Mr. Edwards later graduated from Quinnipac College in Hampden with a bachelor’s degree in business.

He married the former Judith Guy in New Haven on Jan. 25, 1954.

In earlier years Mr. Edwards was employed as a promoter of antique shows in Connecticut. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards moved to Bennington in 1972 and Mr. Edwards was employed as manager of Stewart’s Shops in the area until the time of his retirement. Following retirement he continued to work part-time as an assessor for the town of Bennington until the time of his death. He enjoyed meeting and visiting with people throughout the community.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Edwards of Bennington; six children, Nordica Scholis and her husband, Tom, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Jennifer Droppers and her husband, Chris, of Staten Island, N.Y., Elizabeth Turcotte and her husband, Dave, of West Haven, Conn., Cynthia Leonard and her husband, Tom, of Horseheads, N.Y., Sarah Ota and her husband Kevin of Redding, Conn., and Henry J. Edwards III of Bennington; nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Katlind and Emily Scholis, Emma and Hannah Leonard, Sophie, Hannah and Abigail Ota; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private funeral services will be held at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 15, 2005
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