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Philip J. Bruneau

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BENNINGTON -- Philip J. Bruneau, 93, a former resident of County Street, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at the Vermont Veterans Home following a long illness.

Born in Malone, N.Y. on June 13, 1911, he was the son of the late Jonas and Ernestine (Lefebvre) Bruneau. He received his education in the Burlington schools. Mr. Bruneau was a World War II Army veteran. He moved from Winooski to Bennington in 1929.

Mr. Bruneau married the former Lila Morse Daniels in Bennington on Aug. 26, 1959 at St. Francis de Sales Church. Mrs. Bruneau died April 21, 1997.

In earlier years, Mr. Bruneau was employed by a furniture factory in Winooski, where he built and finished furniture. Over the years Mr. Bruneau was employed at Allen A Mill, Bennington Yarn Factory, Bradford Mill and Holden Leonard Mill.

Later he was employed at Union Carbide Corp. until the time of his retirement.

Mr. Bruneau was a member of American Legion Post 13 in Bennington.

Survivors include a stepson Garry J. Daniels of Williamstown; a sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Adrian Brunelle of Chicopee, Mass.; two sisters-in-law, Rolande Bruneau and Stella Bruneau, both of Bennington; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and step-grandchildren. Mr. Bruneau was predeceased by a stepson, Edward F. Daniels; three sisters, Eva Besaw, Mary Dow and Irene Barbeau and eight brothers, Clarence, Moses, Arthur, Francis, William, Harvey, Gilbert and Wallace.

The funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at All Faiths Chapel at Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington where the liturgy of Christian death and burial will be offered. There will be no calling hours.

Burial will take place in the family lot in St. Columbans Cemetery in Arlington.

Contributions in memory of Philip J. Bruneau may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 26, 2004
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