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Nicholas J. Paauw

1934-2010 BENNINGTON Nicholas "Nick" James Paauw, 75, formerly a resident of Florida, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington with his daughter by his side.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., on Mar. 18, 1934, son of Jacob Adrian and Ellen Parliament Paauw, he attended Newark, N.J. schools. Nick worked in the copier repair business for many years before owning and operating his own gas station and later a towing business. Nick also worked in the auction business, owning his own auction house.

Nick loved riding motorcycles, playing bingo and music. In his earlier years he enjoyed bowling, figure skating and stock car racing, even driving a stock car for a short while. He also enjoyed camping with his family and loved dancing (he was a jitterbug specialist).

Nick leaves his son, Jim, and his wife, Cindy Paauw, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; his daughter, Patricia (Patti) Burke and her husband, Jim, of Wilmington; Lord Carrett of N.Y., N.Y.; his nieces, Denise Paauw and her husband, John Cashner, of Georgia, Cindy Eckert of Wilmington and Christine Petrucelli and her husband, Christopher, of Andover, N.J., and several other nieces, nephews and relatives in N.J., as well as many cousins residing in the Netherlands.

He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Paauw.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Nick will be held Saturday morning, Jan. 16, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's in the Mountain Episcopal Church at 95 East Main Street in Wilmington. Rev. Thaddeus Bennett will conduct the service and all are welcome. Interment will be in the family lot in Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington. There are no visiting hours.

If friends desire, memorial gifts may be made to The Gathering Place in Brattleboro, Vermont or to Best Friends Animal Shelter of Kenab, Utah, c/o Covey and Allen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Care of COVEY AND ALLEN FUNERAL HOME, 44 East Main Street, Wilmington, VT.

Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 13, 2010
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