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Leonard Hartnett

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Leonard J. Hartnett 1931-2010 BENNINGTON Leonard J. Hartnett, 79, a resident of Carpenter Lane, Bennington, died Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation following a long illness. Born in Berlin, New York April 5, 1931 he was the son of the late Joseph and Madeline (Miller) Hartnett. Leonard received his education in the Berlin schools. Leonard was married to the former Ivah Bootman; Ivah died November 25, 2004. He later married Mary Lou Snyder on July 3, 2006 in Hoosick Falls, New York. For many years Leonard was employed as a logger in the area and owned and operated his own logging business during that time. He later was employed at the William E. Dailey Company until his retirement in 2001. An avid outdoorsman, Leonard especially enjoyed hunting with his many friends. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Hartnett of Bennington; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Robert Welch of Bennington; five step-children, Phyllis Chapman of North Hoosick, N.Y., Judy Lowe of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Lenore Humphrey and Emily Harrison, both of White Creek, N.Y. and Audrey Giumarra of Bennington; several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Leonard was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Sweet, two brothers, Leo and Lloyd Hartnett and by two step-sisters, Emily Wheeler and Claudia Retter. FUNERAL NOTICE: Memorial services celebrating the life of Leonard J. Hartnett will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 12 noon with Rev. Jerrod Hugenot, Pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place in the family lot in Meadowlawn Cemetery in Petersburgh , New York . Should friends desire memorial contributions in Leonard Hartnett's memory may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net

Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 30, 2010
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