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Mark E. Danforth

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BENNINGTON -- Mark E. Danforth, 42, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. He was the husband of Jill (Beninati) Danforth and the father of Cassidy Jade Danforth, Brandon E. Danforth and Nolin Vincent Danforth, all of Bennington.

Mark was born on Nov. 8, 1963, in Bennington, the son of the late Clifford Danforth and Reta (LaMagdeleine) Danforth.

He graduated from Hoosick Falls High School in 1982. Mark then enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving from 1982 to 1987, and he received the rank of sergeant. After being discharged, he went to work for Rifenburg Construction in Troy, N.Y., for 10 years. He then worked at Delurey’s Sales and Service in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., for several years. Mark most recently worked at Steven’s and Son Fuel Service in Cambridge, N.Y., as an auto technician. Mark liked hunting, especially bow hunting, and doing anything mechanical. His chief enjoyment came from spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors other than his wife, Jill, children Cassidy, Brandon and Nolin, and mother, Reta, include three sisters, Rosemary Johnson and friend, Doug Rickert, of Pownal, Debbie Rawling and husband, Al, Nancy Thurber and husband, Charlie, and his brother, Paul Danforth, and his wife, Nancy, all of Hoosick Falls. He is survived also by several nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hoosick Falls.

Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls, on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner from May 9 to May 10, 2006
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