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John P. Proud

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for John P. Proud were held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, with a prayer, and then from Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church where the Mass of Resurrection was offered by the Rev. Vincent Coppola, associate pastor.

The organist was Louise Gauthier and the soloist was Monica Murray. Musical selections of-fered during the mass were “Sing with all the Saints in Glory,” “O Breathe on Me O Breath of Glory” and “Here I Am Lord.” Mr. Proud’s granddaughter, Deb Moylan, offered the recessional hymn, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling.” Acolytes serving on the altar were Joseph Anton, Edward Molloy, Ted Hajos and Len Anzivino.

The pall was placed on Mr. Proud’s casket by his children Mary Specht, Anne Moylan, Julie Ray, John Proud and Timothy Proud. A wooden cross was then placed on the casket by Mr. Proud’s daughter Mary Specht. The scriptural readings were offered by a granddaughter, Katie Ciciarelli and a nephew, Patrick Kinney.

The offertory gifts were presented by two grandchildren, Leeann and Katelyn Ray.

A eulogy was offered by a grandson, Christopher Moylan.

Serving as pall bearers representing the Bennington Fire Department were Charles Boyle, Edwin Maroney, James Kenyon, Francis Corbett and John Maguire.

The burial took place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery with Father Coppola offering the committal prayers.

A reception followed the service at Tally’s at the Bennington Station Restaurant.

Thursday evening the rosary was offered by Rev. Michael Demasi and the Knights of Columbus Council 307. The Elks service was offered Thursday evening, and many members of the Bennington Fire Department paid their respects to the family.

Mr. John Proud, a well-known resident of Pleasant Valley, Bennington, died Dec. 25, 2007, in Bennington. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 3, 2008
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