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Raymond S. Plumb

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BENNINGTON -- Raymond S. Plumb, 81, formerly of Whitingham, died on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, where he had been a resident for 22 years.

Raymond was born in Whitingham on July 25, 1926, the son of Grover and Agnes (Shippee) Plumb, and attended local schools. Raymond worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years for several area contractors.

He was a Navy veteran, serving from 1943-1945. Raymond en-joyed building any kind of models. He was an avid Boston Red Sox baseball fan and Dale Ernhardt Nascar fan. When he was able he helped maintain the grounds of the Veterans Home, including taking care of the animals. Raymond was a member of the American Legion Post 29 in Readsboro and the Carl Dessaint VFW Post 1034 in Brattleboro.

Raymond is survived by his son, Keith Plumb, his daughter, Juanita, his brother, Austin Plumb of Whitingham, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Sydney Plumb who died in infancy.

Funeral services for Raymond will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Vermont Veterans Home All Faith’s Chapel in Bennington. Interment will follow in the Vermont Veterans Home Memorial Cemetery. If friends desire memorial gifts in Raymond’s memory may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home Activity Fund, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, Vermont 05201.

For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont.
Published in Bennington Banner from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2007
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