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Howard William Browe Jr.

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BENNINGTON -- Howard William Browe Jr., 76, a resident of Gore Road, died Monday morning, Aug. 30, 2004, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

Mr. Browe was born on April 13, 1928 in Bennington, the son of Howard S. and Hilda C. (Hall) Browe. His marriage to the former Virginia Foster took place on Oct. 21, 1947. Mrs. Browe died on March 10, 1995. Mr. Browe was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

During his working years, Mr. Browe had been employed as a truck driver for several area companies. He was especially devoted to his wife and family. Howard enjoyed riding motorcycles in his earlier years and the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping.

Mr. Browe is survived by his daughter, Lorrie J. Snow of Bennington; two sons, Howard C. Browe of Gouverneur, N.Y. and David A. Browe of Ithaca, N.Y.; four brothers, Harry S. Browe of East Wallingford, Thomas S. Browe of Shaftsbury, Richard Browe of West Pawlet and Dennis Browe of Enosburg Falls; five grandchildren, Jodie A. Browe, Barbara J. Lavoie, Eric H. Snow, Terra M. Snow and Brittany Browe; a great-granddaughter, Erica J. Lavoie; nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife Virginia, Mr. Browe was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy VanNess.

Services will be held at the convenience of Mr. Browe’s family at Hinsdillville Cemetery in Bennington. The Rev. Norma Drosky, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bennington, will officiate. There are no calling hours planned.

Gifts in Mr. Browe’s memory may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201.

To send e-mail condolences to Mr. Browe’s family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 31, 2004
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