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BENNINGTON -- Hubert Joseph “Huey” Grenon, 75, a longtime resident of County Street, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005. at the Vermont Veterans Home following a long illness.

Born in Troy, N.Y., Feb. 9, 1930, he was the son of the late Anatole and Dorilda (Laquerre) Grenon. He received his education in the Newport, N.H., schools and was a member of the class of 1949 at the former Towle High School in Newport. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Hugh served in the U.S. Marine Corps from Dec. 11, 1951, until December 1, 1953. A member of the 1st Marine Division, Huey was presented a Presidential Unit Citation in recognition of the division victory at Okinawa.

Following the war he attended meat cutting school in Toledo, Ohio, and for many years was employed as a meat cutter at various stores in the Bennington and North Adams, Mass., areas. He later served as the building superintendent at the federal building in Bennington until the time of his retirement.

Huey enjoyed all types of sport and was a devoted fan of both the Boston Red Sox and the Mount Anthony Union High School teams. He was a life member of VFW Post 1332 in Bennington and also a member of American Legion Post 13 and Moose Lodge 1223 in Bennington. He enjoyed visiting with his many friends, traveling and attending the functions of the senior citizens clubs in Bennington, Manchester and Hoosick Falls, N.Y. In earlier years Huey was an accomplished bowler and participated in many leagues over the years.

Survivors include his sister, Helen Grenon of Bennington, two aunts and several cousins. The funeral will be held from All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at 11 a.m. where the liturgy of Christian death and burial will be offered.

Friends may call at the Vermont Veterans Home Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will take place at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, N.Y., on Wednesday.

Should friends desire contributions in Hubert J. Grenon’s memory may be made to the Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 17, 2005
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