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BENNINGTON -- Raoul Azarie Despres, 66, husband of Suzzett Despres (nee Pollitt), died January 30, 2007.

Raoul’s wife Suzzett was a graduate of Bennington High School, class of 1957. Formally a resident of Bennington and a past member of the Bennington Rotary Club, Raoul moved to Barrington, Ill., in 1978 wIth his wife and two children, Paul and Laura, after a company transfer/promotion. For the past 10 years Raoul was president of his own company, Despres & Associates, an executive search firm in Barrington.

Besides his wife and children he leaves behind five grandchildren, which were the light of his life, Elaine, Grace and Kane (Michael and Laura Prowicz) and Taylor and Amanda (Paul and Tricia Despres).

A graveside service will be held at Park lawn Cemetery Saturday, May 12, 2007, at 11a.m. for family and friends. A reception will follow at the Bennington Club.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner from May 7 to May 9, 2007
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