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Leonard Sheridan Jr.

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BENNINGTON -- Leonard J. “Lenny” Sheridan Jr., 47, a resident of East Road, died on Thursday, April 19, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a long courageous battle with cancer. Lenny was born in Mineola, N.Y., on Dec. 29,1959, the son of the late Leonard J. and Eleanor (McClelland) Sheridan Sr. At a young age his family moved to Hoosick Falls, N.Y., where Lenny grew up and attended local schools, graduating from Hoosick Falls High School.

With a profound interest in cars, he had for many years worked for John Cahill in Hoosick, they became very close friends through their work. He most recently had been employed at LeBlanc’s Auto in Bennington. Lenny always looked forward to the weekly adventure of traveling around with John buying and selling cars for repair or recycling. In earlier years he had enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing; he was looking forward to a renewed interest in fishing with his wife Lisa until his illness struck. He thoroughly enjoyed the company of his dogs Buddie and Gretta. Throughout his illness, Lenny was always polite and gracious to everyone.

Lenny leaves his wife Lisa (McDermott) Sheridan of Bennington, whom he married in Arlington on June 17, 2006; a brother Larry and his wife Therese Sheridan of Afton, Va., three sisters Jeanie Sheridan of Cohoes, N.Y., Linda and her husband Perry Mattison of Pownal and Diane Sheridan of Lake Worth, Fla.; nieces and nephews Kristen Mattison, Katie and her husband Charles Keir of Brattleboro, Larry Sheridan Jr., Sherry Mohler and Dawn Workman of Virginia , great-nieces and nephews, a great-great niece and nephew and many cousins and friends. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother Billie who died in 1977. He is also survived by two close friends John Cahill of Hoosick and Jon Peat of Bennington.

Funeral services will be held at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Sheridan family lot in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. Friends may call at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. when the family will be present.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial gifts in memory of Lenny be made to the Manchester Area Special Olympics or ASPCA in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

To send personal e-mail condolences to the family of Leonard J. Sheridan Jr. please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Information provided by the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 20, 2007
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