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Paul Becker Sr.

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Paul H. Becker, Sr. 1924 - 2011 BENNINGTON Paul H. Becker, Sr., 87, a resident of the Vermont Veterans Home, formerly of Gore Road, died Friday, July 8, 2011, following a long illness. Born in Bennington on June 16, 1924, the son of Horace and Hazel Gore Becker, he received his education in Bennington Schools. Mr. Becker served in the Army during World War II from 1943 until 1945. During the Battle of the Bulge, he was taken prisoner by the Germans, and spent six months in captivity. Upon returning home after the war, he married the former Anna Pacitto on Sept. 23, 1945, at St. John The Baptist Church in North Bennington. He worked in construction, and was a superintendent with Connecticut Valley Corporation. He was active in building school houses throughout the area. He also worked at Eagle Square Stanley Tool Company in Shaftsbury, Southern Vermont Orchard, C & B Block Company, and was a Maytag Repairman. Mr. Becker assisted Dr. Lanfair at his Veterinarian Clinic. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and camping. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Sharon B. Greene of Bennington, and Marie B. Mason of Eagle Bridge, N.Y.,; his son and daughter-in-law, Paul, Jr. and Mary Becker, of Bennington; six grandchildren and six great - grandchildren; his sister, Hazel B. Green of Bennington and cousin, Roland Becker of Bennington and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Merle G. Becker, and by his sister, Lolita B. Smith. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 12, at 1 p.m. at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St. Burial will take place in the family lot in St. John's Cemetery in North Bennington. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11 until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital through the funeral home. Guestbook condolences may be made at www. maharandsonfuneralhome.net

Published in Bennington Banner on July 11, 2011
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