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Raymond J. O’Hara

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BENNINGTON -- The liturgy of Christian burial for Raymond J. O’Hara was celebrated from the Four Chaplains All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home on Friday, June 25. Celebrating the Mass was the Rev. Michael A. DeMasi, pastor. Music for the Mass was provided by organist Louise Gauthier, the vocalist was a granddaughter, Mollie O’Hara, who led the congregation in singing “Though the Mountains May Fall” as the entrance hymn, “Be Not Afraid” as the offertory hymn, “One Bread, One Body” as the communion and “Let There Be Peace on Earth” as the recessional hymn. The responsorial and eulogy were offered by a son, Raymond A. O’Hara, the scripture readings were recited by a granddaughter, Bridget Hale, the gifts were presented to the altar by a brother, Warren O’Hara, the usher was grandson Marcus O’Hara. The American flag of the World War II Army veteran was presented to Raymond A. O’Hara by Martin Percey of V.F.W. Post 1332 of Bennington.

Mr. O’Hara, 88, a resident of West Arlington, died Feb. 5 at the Vermont Veterans Home following a lengthy illness.

Arrangements were under the care of the Arlington Chapel of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 26, 2004
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