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Richard D. Haines

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Richard D. Haines BENNINGTON Funeral services for Richard D. Haines were held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, with Pastor James Michaels, Mr. Haines' stepson, officiating.During the funeral service, the congregation joined in singing the hymns "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" and "On the Wings of a Dove," lead by members of the Holy Family Prayer Group and the SHSF Family Group. The song, "Daddy's Hands," was also played in Mr. Haines memory. Personal remembrances were offered by Mr. Haines' wife, Janet, his granddaughter, Jennifer Haines, and his sister-in-law, Doris LeBlanc. Bearers were his three sons, Darrell, David and Andrew Haines; a son-in-law, Edward Parks; his brother, James Williams, and his grandson, Darrell Haines. Following the service at the funeral home, three white homing doves that Dick had cared for were released by his sister-in- law, Doris LeBlanc. Burial with full military honors were accorded the career Air Force veteran at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, N.Y. Members of the honor guard were comprised from the Air Force 109th Airlift Wing and the cemetery Honor Guard. In attendance at the service were representatives of the New York State Police. The American flag was folded and presented to Janet Michaels Haines in honor of her husband's lengthy service to his country. Bagpipe selections at the time of committal, including "Amazing Grace," were offered by Robert Schiavoni. At the conclusion of the service the bugle call "The Last Post" was blown in Master Sergeant Haines honor. Members of the American Legion post 13 conducted their services prior to the furneral. Richard Haines, a resident of 318 South St., and a former resident of Glens Falls, N.Y., died Sept. 16, 2008 at his residence.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 9, 2008
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