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ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Chapel of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home was overflowing Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, with friends and family for the funeral services of LeRoy “Roy” McDermott.

Conducting the service was the Rev. John Mitchell, rector of Zion Episcopal Church in Manchester, personal reflections were shared by a niece, Jennie Thompson, who spoke of Roy’s many endearing qualities and how he always worked hard and helped others. Special musical selections for the service included “Amazing Grace” and “That’s My Job”, the song of reflection was “Daddy’s Hands”. The 23rd Psalm and The Lord’s Prayer were recited in unison.

Burial followed in the McDermott family lot in Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Mitchell offering the committal prayers. Military honors were provided by members of American Legion Post 69 of Arlington, under the command of Paul Woodard, the American flag draping the casket was folded by Mr. Woodard, Brendan Shortt and Bill Mattison, Mr. Woodard presented the flag to Mr. McDermott’s wife, Jeanne.

Military prayers were offered by Chaplain Garry Roosma. The firing squad consisting of Gary Wilkins, Ted Holton and Mike DeMarko fired three vollies in honor of Mr. McDermott. Todd Wilkins stood colors. The taps and echo were sounded by bugler Maurice Rancourt.

Serving as bearers were sons, Roy and Billie McDermott, son-in-laws Glen Sheridan and Lenny Sheridan, great-nephew Louis Douglas and longtime friend Gale Green.

A gathering followed at the American Legion Hall. In addition to survivors listed in the obituary Roy was survived by a half brother, James McDermott of Sunderland, and a half sister, Elizabeth McDermott of Adams, Mass.

Mr. McDermott, 64, a resident of Holy Smoke Road in Shaftsbury and a longtime resident of Arlington, died unexpectedly Dec. 25 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical center.

Arrangements were under the care of the Arlington Chapel of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 30, 2006
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