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Ralph W. Becker Sr.

1935-2012 Ralph W. Becker Sr., 77, a resident of Fillmore St. in Bennington died Thursday December 6, 2012 at the Crescent Manor Care Center in Bennington

He was born in Bennington, VT., April 15, 1935. He was the son of the late Franklin Becker and Fannie (Harrington) Becker Moon. Ralph received his education in Bennington.

He married the former Patricia Lucille Lane on July 2, 1955.

In earlier years Ralph was in the logging business and for many years was employed at the Union Carbide Corporation from which he retired in 1992.

Ralph was a former member of the Bennington Moose Lodge. He enjoyed stock car racing and in earlier years enjoyed deer hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Becker of Bennington. Five sons and their wives, Ralph Becker Jr. and Sheila of Bennington, Barry Becker of Bennington, Kurtis Becker and Beth of Bennington, Jeffery Becker and Anna of Panton, Vt., and Eric Becker and Christine of Shaftsbury; Five grandchildren, Emily Becker Priest of Bennington, Meagan Becker of Arlington, Mass., Sam Becker and Roberta Pena of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Michael and George Becker both of Bennington; Two step grandsons, Robbie Sherman of Bennington and Barry Sherman of Watervliet, N.Y. One great grandchild, Jessica Priest of Bennington. Two step great grandchildren, Ethan Sherman of Bennington and Angelita Pena of Albuquerque, N.M., an uncle Shank Harrington of Cambridge, N.Y. and several nieces and cousins. He was pre-deceased by a sister Reaha Bouchard.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 11 a.m

Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

The burial will take place in the family lot in the Waite Cemetery.

If friends desire contributions in memory of Ralph W. Becker Sr. may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201



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Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 7, 2012
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