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Nelson Donald Ross 1926-2008 MANCHESTER Nelson Donald "Don" Ross, 81, died April 16, 2008 at his home. He was born June 19, 1926 in Rutland, son of Nelson Leon and Mildred Kinsman Ross. He graduated from Rutland High School in 1944. After graduating high school Mr. Ross enlisted in the Navy and served in World War II on the hospital ship U.S.S. Rixey. He later served two years in the Korean War. He went to work for the New England telephone Company at the age of 21 in 1947. He worked for New England telephone for 36 years, retiring in 1982. He married Ruth Childs on October 26, 1963. He leaves his wife Ruth, of Manchester; three sons, Patrick Jay Ross and Russell F. Ross, both of Manchester, and Kim Ross of Boca Raton, Fla. Mr. Ross was predeceased by a brother, Wallace Ross, in 1974. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the BREWSTER FUNERAL HOME, 34 Park Place, Manchester, Vt. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, April 19, from 1 to 2 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, c/o Brewster Funeral Service, PO Box 885, Manchester, VT 05255. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 18, 2008
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