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Richard "Dick" Forrest 1940 - 2011 HOOSICK FALLS, NY Richard E. "Dick" Forrest 70, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Albany Medical Center in Albany. He resided on Route 67 with his wife, Charlotte Butler Forrest. Dick was born on Aug. 22, 1940, in Bennington, Vt., son of Beatrice Maroney Forrest of Bennington and the late Edward Forrest. He was educated at schools in Bennington. Dick worked for the Logistic One Company in Saratoga Springs as a truck driver. He also worked for the Bennington County Sheriff's Department for many years. He was a member of the National Guard, the Hoosick Baptist Church and was involved with many of the church's activities. Dick enjoyed time spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors other than his mother, Beatrice, and wife, Charlotte, include his daughters, Lori Ann and Tammy of Williamstown, Mass.: sons, William Forrest (Pam) and Stephen Forrest (Beri Jones), all of Hoosick Falls; step-children, Neil Cooney (JoAnne Brahan), John Cooney (Trisha) and Lisa Cooney Bell, all of Hoosick Falls; also, Laurie Washilelwski (Dan) of Stillwater; brother, Gary Forrest (Judy) of Bennington, Vt., and sister, Judy Fairbanks (Allen) of Virginia. Dick is also survived by 21 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. from the Hoosick Baptist Church on South Street in Hoosick. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Hoosick Baptist Church or the Lou Gehrig's disease Foundation through the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 31, 2011
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