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Peter J. McAvoy

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Peter J. McAvoy, 66, a resident of East Main Street, Cambridge, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, Vt., following a long illness.

Peter was born in Troy, N.Y., on March 11, 1940, the son of John and Helen (Curran) McAvoy. He received his education in Troy schools and graduated from Catholic Central High School, class of 1957. Upon graduation Peter enlisted in the Navy, serving four years as a radioman. After serving his country Peter worked for the A&P, the Cambridge Hotel and Eastern Castings in Cambridge. He was a member of the American Legion Captain Maxson Post 634 in Cambridge.

Peter is survived by Mary Ann McAvoy of Salem, his brother, John McAvoy of Sheffield, Mass., his children, Peter T. McAvoy and his wife, Shari, of Philadelphia, Pa., Catherine Eriksen of Cambridge, N.Y., Colleen Webster of Cambridge. and Theresa Rushinski and her husband, Justin, of Shushan, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Vermont Veterans Home All Faiths Chapel in Bennington. Interment with military honors will follow in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. The family will receive friends for a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service at Peter’s home at 96 East Main Street, Cambridge. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Peter’s memory may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home Activities Fund or the Cambridge Rescue Squad, in care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201. For directions or to send the family personal e-mail condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT.
Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2007
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