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John Junior Gassaway

1943-2012 BENNINGTON John Junior Gassaway, 69, a resident of West Road Park in Bennington died Tuesday October 23, 2012 at his home following a long illness.

He was born in Steubenville, Ohio October 16, 1943, the son of the late John Martin Gassaway and Goldie Moore. He grew up in Burton, West Virginia and served in the United States Navy for 4 years. John moved to the Bennington area in 1962 and married his first wife, Judy Gauthier, in 1964. He was re-married to the former Maureen Crane in June of 1984.

John was employed at Stanley Tools in Shaftsbury, Vt., until its closing, and later at Davey Oil in Bennington from which he retired in 2005. John was a member of the Murray Hollow Hunting Club and the American Legion Post 13. An avid outdoorsman, John enjoyed hunting and fishing.

John is survived by his wife Maureen Gassaway of Bennington, his children, Jay M. Gassaway and Kelly of Bennington, Shawn F. Gassaway and Andria of North Bennington, Luke Gassaway of Bennington, step sons Robert, Matthew and Seth Normyle, a brother and sister in law James and Bridget Gassaway of Rockford, Illinois, grandchildren Alexandria, Troy, Jayde, Paige, Shawn, and Dominick Gassaway, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

FUNERAL NOTICE: At Mr. Gassaway's request there will be no calling hours. Friends may pay their respects at a memorial reception to be held at the American Legion on Thursday, November 1st at 4 p.m.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of John Junior Gassaway may be made to the American Legion Post 13 Children and Youth Fund through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201

Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net



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Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 26, 2012
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