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Maurice E. Pennock

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MANCHESTER -- Funeral services for Maurice E. Pennock were held Friday afternoon, March 31, 2006, at Zion Episcopal Church in Manchester. The Rev. Matthew W. Laney, associate pastor of the First Congregational Church in Manchester, conducted the service.

Music was under the direction of organist Gail Albright who led the congregation in the singing of the hymns “How Great Thou Art,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “In The Garden.”

Those in attendance listened to a special song by Josh Groban, “To Where You Are,” during musical meditation. The Rev. Laney offered the scripture readings and the homily. The Rev. Laney read “Letters To Our Father,” written by Mr. Pennock’s daughters, Jill Frost and Judy Pennock. Donna Babonas offered words of remembrance.

Interment followed in the family lot in Factory Point Cemetery where the Rev. Laney offered prayers of committal. Color Guard members from Harned-Fowler VFW Post 6471 in Manchester offered military rites. The flag that draped the veterans casket was folded and presented to Mr. Pennock’s son, David, by Steve Byrne. Taps was sounded by Steve Leach.

Serving as pallbearers were family friends, John Frost, John Hebert, Thomas McGibney and David Howlett, and nephews Alan and Donald Parker. Honorary bearers were John, Theresa, Elizabeth, Mary and Margaret Curtin, Shannon Howlett, Margaret Whalen, Sarah Davenport, Lester “Pete” Parker, Donna Babonas and Patti Hall.

A time of fellowship and refreshments followed the committal service at Zion Episcopal Church.

Maurice E. Pennock, a resident of Manchester and most recently Bennington, died March 27, 2006, at The Centers For Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington.

Arrangements were under the care of Brewster Funeral Service, 34 Park Place.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 1, 2006
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