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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Mr. Leon Hilliard were held Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 2006, at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington with the Rev. Jerrod Hugenot, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bennington, officiating.

Special tributes were offered by Mr. Hilliard’s granddaughter Michelle Franceaur and his great-grandson Aaron Franceaur. Special music selections for the services included “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “I’ll Be Missing You,” and “It’s So Hard To Say Good-bye To Yesterday.”

Interment followed in the family lot in Hinsdillville Cemetery, where Pastor Hugenot offered the words of committal.

Ralph Brown and Joseph Krawczyk of the American Legion Post No. 13 in Bennington folded the flag, and then Mr. Brown presented it to Mrs. Hilliard. Taps were played by Maurice Rancourt.

Mr. Leon E. Hilliard, age 81, a resident of White Birches Road in Bennington, died April 25, 2006, at his home, surrounded by family, following a long illness.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 3, 2006
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