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Ralph A. Brown

1920 - 2013 POWNAL Ralph Albert Brown, 92, a resident of West Carpenter Hill Road, died at his home on Saturday morning, April 13, 2013, following a brief illness.

He was born in Bennington on April 14, 1920, and was the son of Albert and Ruth (Knapp) Brown. Mr. Brown received his education in local scholls and is a graduate of Bennington High School.

He served in the Army in Company I, during World War II. He was aboard the USS Coolidge when it was sunk.

He was a very active member of The American Legion Post #13, The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1332 and the Disabled American Veterans, all of Bennington.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and dancing.

Mr. Brown is survived by seven children, Tammy LaFlamme of Alabama, Michael Brown of Texas, William Brown of Florida, Stacie Janes of Utah, Scott Brown of Hong Kong, Brandi Burlison of Alabama and Jennifer Brown of Pownal, with whom he lived.He leaves 22 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Mr. Brown has one sister, Mrs. Bertha Greenwalt of Bennington, and one nephew, Ralph Greenwalt of Pownal.

He was recently predeceased by his life companion of 23 years, Ms Shirley Carroll, who died June 26, 2012.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Memorial service will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME in Bennington. Interment will take place in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Miracle Network through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.

Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net



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Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 15, 2013
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