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Ralph R. Norse

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Ralph R. Norse 1925 - 2009 CAMBRIDGE, NY Ralph Roland Norse, 84, of Cambridge passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, Vt. Born on Aug. 5, 1925, in Winhall, Vt., he was one of 10 children of Roland and Mary Prouty Norse. Mr. Norse proudly served his country with the Army during World War II. He worked for Don Dorr as a heavy equipment operator and logger in West Rupert, Winhall and Manchester , Vt., retiring in 2004. He was also a caretaker for Jeremy and Virginia Murphy in Dorset, Vt. Previously, he worked in Washington, D.C., digging tunnels in the 1970s. Mr. Norse was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and also the American Legion Post, both in Arlington, Vt., and the Eagles Club in Manchester, Vt. He leaves his children, Kim Griffin and her husband, Edward ,of Cambridge, Dawn Condon and her husband, Tony, of Queensbury, John Nimchek of Danby, Frank Jones and his wife, Sandra, of West Rupert, Vt., Nadine White Eagle and her husband, LeRoy Hayes, of Manchester, Vt., and Mary Sanders of Virginia; sisters, Thelma Goodell of Manchester, Vt., and Marge Derniers of Tucson, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Norse was also predeceased by three sisters and four brothers. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at the ACKLEY & ROSS FUNERAL HOME, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will take place at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at in the Bondville Cemetery in Bondville, Vt. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rupert Volunteer Fire Department, Rupert, VT 05768. To share a memory of Mr. Norse, please visit www.ackleyrossfuneralhome.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 1, 2009
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