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Melford C. "Spike" Bushee

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Melford C. “Spike” Bushee were held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, with the Rev. John Foster, chaplain of the Vermont Veterans Home, officiating.

Bearers were Alexander Mahar, William Hurley, Charles Becker and Michael McGarrahan. Burial took place in the family lot in Hinsdillville Cemetery with the Rev. Foster offering the committal prayers.

Military honors were accorded the World War II veteran by Ralph Brown and Michael Krizan of American Legion Post 13 in Bennington, who folded the American flag and presented it to Mr. Bushee’s daughter, Colleen Macksey.

Taps were sounded by Maurice Rancourt.

Mr. Bushee, a lifelong resident of Bennington, died Sept. 15, 2005, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 20, 2005
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