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Kenneth Hill

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Kenneth E. Hill 1919 - 2011 BENNINGTON, VT Kenneth E. Hill, 92, a resident of Brambley Lane, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his home. Mr. Hill was born in White Creek, N.Y. on March 25, 1919, son of Walter and Helen Agnes "Nellie" (Houlihan) Hill. He received his education in Bennington schools and was a World War II Army Veteran. While serving in occupied Japan he was assigned to work on a refrigeration plant for the troops. For his efforts during the war, he received a letter of commendation from President Harry Truman. Upon his return from the service he became an electrician and was one of the first Licensed Electricians in the State of Vermont. In earlier years, he had worked as a carpenter and painter and had worked for Bill Cone in many capacities. He had also worked at his father's appliance store in Bennington, Warren Wire in Pownal and for many years at Eveready Battery (now Energizer) from which he retired. Mr. Hill was an avid fly fisherman. He loved animals and bird watching and watching and reading Westerns. He leaves his caregivers, Barbara Blair, Roger Muir, Judy Hill and Robert Hickok as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins from the Hill and Brambley families. He was predeceased by his wife whom he cherished, Jane Brambley Hill, who died July 3, 1996, and brothers Bernard, Walter Jr. and Thomas Hill. MEMORIAL NOTICE: At Mr. Hill's request, there will be no formal services. He will be laid to rest with his wife in the White Chapel Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial gifts may be made to the Southwestern VT Cancer Center in care of the HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. To send personal e-mail condolences to the family, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 11, 2011
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