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Mark Francis Crawford

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Mark Francis Crawford were held from Saint Peters Episcopal Church on Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, where the burial office with Holy Eucharist was offered by Mother Anita Schell Lambert, pastor officiating. Assisting on the altar was Father James Doherty of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church and the Rev. Penny Hawkins, deacon.

The Thurifer was Wynn Metcafe and the Crucifer was Emily Kennedy.

Serving as Eucharist’s were Richard Bower and Ronald Myers. Oblation bearers were Colleen Gates and Donna Maroney who also served as ushers.

Organist was Randall Krum. Musical selections offered during the service were “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” “Sanctus and Agnus Dei from Missa Sancta Maria Magdalena” by Healy Willan, “I Am the Bread of Life” and “Amazing Grace.” Penny Hawkins sang one of Mark’s favorite songs “It Only Takes a Moment.” The bagpiper was Robert Tunnicliffe who played “Minstral Boy” and “Amazing Grace.”

Words of remembrance were offered by Justine Scanlon and Stuart Hurd. Serving as pall bearers were Robert “Pete” Bouplon, Dr. Peter Geannelis, Stuart Hurd, Lloyd Dean, James Colvin and Larry Amos. Serving as honorary bearers were Kevin Glass, Richard Guerrero M.D., Rep. Mary Morrissey, Harvey Yorke and Robert Farrara.

The entombment took place in Mark and Ted’s mausoleum with Father Doherty offering the committal prayers. Full military honors were accorded in honor of Mr. Crawford’s military service in the Air Force. Taps, a 21 gun salute and folding and presentation of the flag was made to Theodore Doucette. A reception followed the service at Saint Peters Episcopal Church.

Sunday afternoon the wake service was offered by Father Doherty.

Mr. Mark Francis Crawford, 85, a resident of “Foxfield” on Bluestone Road in Bennington died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 8, 2007
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