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Ransom J. Gore

1949-2013 BENNINGTON Ransom J. "Randy" Gore, 64, a long time resident of Bennington, died peacefully Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Vermont Veterans Home. Born in Bennington June 4, 1949, he was the son of the late Ransom O. and Norma (Houran) Gore. Randy received his education in the Bennington schools and was a Vietnam War veteran serving with the U.S. Army during that time. Following his discharge Randy was employed as the manager of several large dairy farms in the area. He later worked several years at the Berkshire Eagle, followed by employment at the Town of Bennington Highway Department. In his later years Randy worked as a chef and bartender at several local restaurants until he had to retire due to ill health. Together with his horse, Miss Kitty, Randy competed in many western -style gymkhana competitions and held several records for many years in both barrel racing and pole racing competitions. He was also a member of the Tri-State Horse Show Club. Randy enjoyed fishing and coon hunting with his dogs. He also enjoyed boating on Lake St. Catherine and all types of music, especially classical, saxophone instrumentals and The Three Tenors. At the time of his death Randy was serving as vice president of the Residents Council at the Vermont Veterans Home. During his time at the Veterans Home the staff became his extended family. Randy loved people and people loved him. Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Tom Thompson, a sister-in-law, Carolyn A. Gore and a brother-in-law, Edward Brandi, all of Bennington; a niece, Marleigh Thompson and five nephews, Gary J. Gore, John & Todd Brandi and Scott and David Thompson; a special cousin, Ted Royal and his family of Bernardston, MA and several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Randy was predeceased by a brother, Gary Gore and a sister, Nancy Brandi. Memorial services celebrating the life of Randy Gore will be held from Four Chaplains All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. Friends may call at the chapel on Saturday from 2:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Private committal services will take place at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire memorial contributions in Randy Gore's memory may be made to the Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.


Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 10, 2013
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