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Richard "Smokey" Brine


1931 - 2009 Obituary Condolences
Shaftsbury - Richard "Smokey" Brine, 78, died Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
He was born in Denmark, Maine, a son of Arthur and Laura Osgood Brine, and attended Denmark Schools and then received his GED.
He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a self employed carpenter for all of his life and his reputation for wood working was quality craftsmanship. He owned a small woodworking shop which was called The Wooden Things.
He loved animals and enjoyed gardening.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Francis Brine; and two sisters, Bertha Sargent and Marjorie Thomas; and also by a nephew, Rex Brine. He is survived by his former wife, Joyce Brine, of North Bennington; one brother, Roland Brine, of Melbourne, Fla.; three nephews, Buzz Brine, Michael Brine, and Denis Brine; four nieces, Deborah Seymour, Sharon Doughty, Dodie Kania, and Donna Maloney; several great nieces and nephews and several cousins.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 26th at Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Denmark. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 23, 2009
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