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Marshall I. "Mick" Kent

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Marshall I. “Mick” Kent, 77, died Thursday, April 21, 2005 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center after a long battle with emphysema. He was the husband of Marjorie Gailor Kent.

A lifelong resident of Cambridge, Marshall was born at Mary McClellan Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 3, 1927, the son of Leon V. and Marguerite Montgoinery Kent.

After graduating from Cambridge Union School, class of 1945, he joined the U.S. Navy and served until 1948. He served aboard the USS Collins and the USS Bayfield, mainly working in the mailroom.

He and Marge were married Aug. 12, 1951.

Marshall returned to Cambridge and worked as a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He retired after more than 30 years of service. He worked as a security guard at Mary McClellan Hospital for a short time.

He enjoyed hunting and watching car racing and other sports on television.

He was a 50-year member of Cambridge-Salem Lodge No. 481, Free and Accepted Masons.

He is predeceased by his son, Steven J. Kent, who died in 1986, and his brother, Albert Kent.

Besides his wife of 53 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janis and Paul Wakeley of Glens Falls; three grandchildren, Sarah Kowalski of Charlton, Joshua and Hannah Wakeley of Glens Falls; a sister-in-law, Marion W. Kent of Troy; a sister-in-law and her husband, Ellie and George Hastings of Cambridge; four nephews, Richard and David Kent and Bill and Bob Hastings; and cousins, Tom and Mary Loren.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 25, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main St., Cambridge.

Marshall’s ashes will be buried with his son’s at Woodlands Cemetery at the family’s convenience,

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad, P.0. Box 52, Cambridge, N.Y. 12816.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 23, 2005
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