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Howard Towsley

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EAST DORSET -- Mr. Howard Towsley, 83, a resident of Route 7, East Dorset, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at his residence following a long illness.

He was born in Danby June 10, 1920, the son of the late Earl and Hattie (Nichols) Towsley. He received his education in Danby.

Howard married the former Geraldine R. McIntyre in Tinmouth on Dec. 27, 1941.

Mr. Towsley was a truck driver and had most recently driven for Jim Woodard - in earlier years he had worked for the town of East Dorset. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and was a former bowler.

Survivors include his wife Geraldine Towsley, of East Dorset; three sons, Howard E. “Sonny” Towsley of East Dorset, Stanley C. Towsley of East Dorset and John H. Towsley of Ashby, Mass.; a daughter, Ann M. Towsley of Pawlet; a brother, Stanley H. Towsley of Dorset; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Donald J. Towsley, and a grandson, Stanley C. Towsley. He was also predeceased by five brothers, Bill Towsley, Sherm Towsley, Charlie Towsley, Earl Towsley and Ray Towsley, and a sister, Maverette Black. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of Mr. Towsley may be made to the Dorset Nursing Association through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 21, 2004
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