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Maurice Gilbert Thompson

1937-2013 Maurice Gilbert Thompson (Moe) died Sunday, October 13, 2013 from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. He was born on January 15, 1937 at home in Manchester, Vermont to Willard Thompson, and Edith (Niles) Thompson. Moe graduated from Burr and Burton in 1955 and attended General Motors School and Franklin Tech. He worked locally in auto repair, auto body repair and parts management. His pastimes were hunting, fishing, spending time at camp in Glover, VT at Shadow Lake and his son's hunting camp in Rupert, VT. He served as a selectman for the Town of Manchester from 1986 to 1992. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Manchester, the Equinox Flying club. Moe had been a member of the Manchester Lion's Club and held offices in the club, most notably as King Lion from 1977-1978. He is survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth Hawkins-Thompson, sons, Michael (Bucky) Thompson of East Dorset, Vermont; Daniel Thompson and wife Denise of East Dorset, Vermont; Jenny Sprague and husband Kirby of Manchester, Vermont; Rebecca Denofer and husband Jon of Rutland, the mother of their five children, Martha; grandchildren, Danielle Lawrence and husband Seth, of Mobile, Alabama; Mathew Thompson II and wife Ashley of Wilmer, Alabama; Charrlene Thompson of Mobile, Alabama; Dustin Sprague of Manchester, Hannah Denofer of Rutland; step-grandchildren Jessica and Amy Casey; great-grandson Matthew Thompson III, and sister Dorothy Brophy and husband Harvey of East Dorset, Vermont. Moe was predeceased by his son Matthew Thompson in 2004. FUNERAL NOTICE: There will be a celebration of Moe's life on Saturday November 2nd from 1 to 3 pm at the East Dorset Fire House, Village Street, East Dorset, Vermont. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the East Dorset Fire Department, PO Box 41, East Dorset, VT 05253 or the Manchester Rescue Squad, PO Box 26, Manchester Center, Vermont 05255 . Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Brewster-Shea Funeral Home in Manchester Center. To send condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.


Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 18, 2013
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