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Raymond R. "Sonny" Granger

1960-2009 EAGLE BRIDGE, N.Y. Raymond R. "Sonny" Granger, 49, a resident of Chestnut Hill Road in Eagle Bridge, N.Y. died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

He was born in Bennington, Vt. Dec. 6, 1960. He was the son of the late Raymond Granger Sr. and Lois Coon Granger who survives.

He received his education in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. and Bennington.

He married the former JoAnn Gibbons on Apr. 3, 1982 in White Creek, N.Y.

In earlier years, Sonny worked at Mace in Bennington and was most recently employed at Brownell's Auto Wrecking in North Bennington.

Sonny enjoyed working on cars. He helped his son, Ray, build his Camaro, his son, Josh, a Mustang and his son, Jeremy's, truck. He also built and restored a 1970 Chevelle. Ray also enjoyed race cars and muscle cars. His family was his main interest.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Granger, of Eagle Bridge; his children, Joshua Granger of White Creek, Jeremy Granger of Eagle Bridge, Raymond Granger III of Eagle Bridge and Sara Granger of Bennington; his stepson, Anthony Gibbons, of Bennington; 13 grandchildren; his mother, Lois Granger, of Bennington; and a sister, Toni Hunt, of Bennington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a sister, Cindy Granger.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held from the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at 1 p.m.

Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Monday from noon until the time of the service.

If friends desire contributions in memory of Raymond "Sonny" Granger may be made to the family through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 28, 2009
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