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Leonard J. Corriveau

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BENNINGTON -- Mr. Leonard J. Corriveau, 84, a resident of Safford Street, Bennington, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

Born Aug. 27, 1921 in Armagh, Quebec, Canada he was the son of the late Mathias and Elizabeth (Roy) Corriveau. He received his education in Canada. Mr. Corriveau was a World War II U.S. Army veteran having served with the 34th Infantry Division.

He married the love of his life, the former Simone M. Beaudoin, in Armagh, Canada on Sept. 14, 1948.

In earlier years Mr. Corriveau was employed at the Union Carbide Corporation in Bennington and later at the Vermont Veterans Home until his retirement in 1983.

He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1332 and also a member of American Legion Post 13 in Bennington. Mr. Corriveau was a member of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church.

His hobbies and interests included refinishing furniture and bowling.

Survivors include his wife, Simone M. Corriveau of Bennington; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and David Langlois of Shaftsbury; a grandson, Derrick A. Coyne of Bennington; a sister, Louise Rose of Bennington; a brother, Alexander Corriveau of Bennington; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Corriveau was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters, Joseph Corriveau, Elzear Corriveau, Aurea Lemieux, Albertina LaCroix, Maria (Marcoux) LaFlamme, Alexina Corriveau, Louis Corriveau and Emma LaBrie.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. with a prayer and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 12 p.m. where the liturgy of Christian death and burial will be offered.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. The vigil service will be offered Friday afternoon.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center or the Second Chance Animal Center through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

All members of the following organizations are asked to meet at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday evening to conduct services in memory of Leonard Corriveau: VFW Post 1332 at 6:45 p.m. and American Legion Post 13 at 7 p.m.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 6, 2005
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