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Herbert W. Davenport CANANDAIGUA, NY Herbert W. Davenport, age 72, formerly of Bennington, died Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the House of John in Clifton Springs, N.Y., with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Elizabeth J. Davenport of Canandaigua; daughter, Marjorie E. (Glenn) Ayer of Pownal, Vt.; son, John H. Davenport of Canandaigua; step-son, Marty Birnbaum of Canandaigua; step-daughter, Carole (Danny) Clark of Rochester, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Whitney, Brianna and Travis Birnbaum of Walworth, N.Y.; brother, Gary A. (Sarah) Davenport of Bennington, Vt.; niece, Susan (John) Cerrita of Shaftsbury, Vt.; nephew, Michael (Debra) Davenport of Bennington, Vt.; former wife, Priscilla (Joe) Medeiros of Pownal, Vt. Herb was born in Bennington and was the son of Herbert Allen and Cecelia Mary (Howard) Davenport. In his earlier years, Herb was employed by the H. T. Cushman Manufacturing Co. in North Bennington. He later co-owned and operated the J & D Forming Construction Co. in Bennington. Herb was a self-employed horse trainer and raced horses at Green Mountain Track in Pownal and for the last 25 years, trained and raced at the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, NY. His family and home were his main interests. Herb was an avid hunter and enjoyed watching football and NASCAR racing. At Herb's request, there will be no formal services. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the House of John, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432, Finger Lakes Horsemen Benevolent Protective Association, P.O. Box 25250, Farmington, NY 14425 or the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, Inc., P.O. Box 25043, Farmington, NY 14425. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.

Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 5, 2011
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