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Marie and Robert Townsend

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Marie and Robert Townsend 1931 - 2011 & 1930 - 2011 BENNINGTON, VT Marie and Robert Townsend, 79 and 81, respectively, have died as a result of injuries that they sustained in a motorcycle accident on June 30, 2011, in the Town of Jackson, NY. They were both born and raised in Bennington, Marie on July 31, 1931. She was the daughter of the late John and Jenny (Stratton) Myers. Bob was born on Nov. 1, 1930, and was the son of the late Karl and Edna Townsend. They were both educated in Bennington Schools. Marie had been employed at Eveready for many years, and Bob was an Autobody Technician for A-OK Autobody in Bennington. He served in the Navy during Korea. They were married in Bennington. They loved motorcycle riding, and had enjoyed riding for many years. In earlier years, Marie enjoyed knitting, crocheting and cross-stitch. More recently she enjoyed watching old Western movies. John Wayne was her favorite. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering on automobiles and gardening. Survivors include their two children, son, Barry Townsend of Bennington, and daughter Carol Palmateer and her husband, Jay, of Bennington. They have two grandchildren, Destin Robert Townsend of Arlington and Adam Kenneth Palmateer and his significant other, Andrea Ruggles, of Bennington, and two great-grandchildren, Carson Earl Ruggles and Evan Kenneth Palmateer, both of Bennington. Marie is survived by her two brothers, Robert "Bud" Myers and his wife, Edith, of Bennington and her twin James Myers of New York. She leaves a sister-in-law, Peg Myers, as well as her husband's brothers and sister. Marie was predeceased by two brothers, Norman Myers and Richard Myers. Robert is survived by two brothers and a sister, Victor Townsend and his wife, Betty, of Sunderland, and Charles Townsend and his wife, Helen, of New York, and his sister Vivian Jacobs of Washington; also, his wife's brothers. Bob was predeceased by one brother, Karl Townsend. They leave many nieces and nephews on both sides. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St in Bennington. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, July 18, from 12 Noon until the time of the services. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net

Published in Bennington Banner on July 12, 2011
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