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Joseph McKechnie

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Joseph "Joe" McKechnie 1935-2011 SHAFTSBURY Joseph "Joe" McKechnie, 76, a resident of Cider Mill Road, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington following a brief illness. Joe was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on March 26, 1935 the son of William and Catherine Nelson McKechnie and attended local schools. Joe worked as a Technologist in the Plastics Industry for American Cyanamid for many years. With his wife, Dorothy, they owned and operated Powers Market in North Bennington and in his later years he worked for Whitman's Feed Store and TAM. He enjoyed playing golf, shooting pool, was an avid reader and enjoyed visiting with family. Joe is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Voight, of Shaftsbury; his daughter, Deborah Fawcett and her husband, Stephen, of Rotterdam, N.Y.; his son, Stuart McKechnie and his wife, Natasha, of Covington, La.; and his grandchildren, Amanda and her husband, Michael; Christopher, Whitney, Grace, Rebekah and Alexis. At Joe's request he has bequeathed his body to the University of Vermont School of Medicine for Medical Science. A celebration of Joe's life will be held Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Capstone Baptist Church in North Bennington. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Joe's memory may be made to the Capstone Baptist Church or the Bennington Rescue Squad, c/o HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, Vt.

Published in Bennington Banner from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2011
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