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John E. Thompson III

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for John E. Thompson III were held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, with the Rev. Robin Greene officiating. The funeral home was filled to capacity.

Musical selections offered during the service were “Amazing Grace” and “Who You’d Be Today.” Serving as pall bearers were John’s uncles, Greg, Lawrence “Buzz” and Dan Thompson, along with Paul Cummings, Dave Worthington, Bruce Knapp, Brian Pello and Paul LeRay. Serving as honorary bearers were Milo Campbell, Ron Daniels, Mike Billert, Kevin Ward, Beth Daniels and John’s dog, Gus.

The funeral procession, which extended about a half mile, was led by members of the Vermont State Police to the family lot in Center Shaftsbury Cemetery where the Rev. Greene offered the committal prayers. A reception followed the service at John’s home on Birch Hill Road in Shaftsbury.

John E. Thompson III, a resident of Birch Hill Road, Shaftsbury, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, in Brattleboro.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 15, 2006
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