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Joseph Hewson Jr.

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Joseph Hewson, Sr.

1940 - 2013 POWNAL Joseph L. Hewson Sr., 73, a resident of Cardinal Boulevard, died peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Bennington Health and Rehab, following a lengthy illness. The son of John and Ella (Bartlett) Hewson, he was born in Cambridge, N.Y., on Oct. 15, 1940. He grew up in Cambridge where he attended local schools. He had been a member of the Army. He was very mechanical and had worked for many years at UST where he was a maintenance mechanic designing parts and repairing machines. Joe was a licensed electrician and plumber, and had worked as a logger, and at Northeast Wood Products, SVMC and H. Greenberg & Sons. He loved to hunt, fish host barbeques, and play his guitar. At one time he played and sang live on WBTN Radio. He was a member of the NRA and a former communicant of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Joe married Jean Pratt in Pownal on June 21, 1958. He leaves his wife, Jean; sons Joseph Jr. of Pownal, Paul of Bennington and John of New York; daughters, Gail of Pownal, Brenda of Oregon, and Paula Burdick of Bennington; sisters, Wanda Willoughby and Velma Hewson, both of Bennington; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, at 11 a.m. at the HANSON WALBRIDGE SHEA FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation in care of Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. To send condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com



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Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 23, 2013
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