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Richard J. Caron

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Richard J. Caron 1939 - 2008 NORTH BENNINGTON Richard J. Caron, 69, a resident of Route 67A, died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, following a long illness. Born in Bennington on April 13, 1939, son of the late Albert Z. and Mildred J. Mears Caron, he received his education in the Bennington schools. Richard was employed for many years with his father in the plumbing business. He worked as a self-employed mechanic. An avid outdoorsman, he especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He leaves two daughters, Erica LaFayette of Manchester and Taska Sears of White River Junction; two sons, Richard Keus of Pownal and Joey Pratt of Bennington; a very special niece, Donna Jones of North Bennington; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandsons; three step-children, Lisa Pratt and R.J. Pratt, both of Bennington, and Michael Bates of Pownal; four sisters and two brothers, Janet Murray, Nancy Slade, Rita Houran, Sandra Brown, Ronald A. Caron and Robert E. Caron, all of Bennington; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, greatnieces, great nephews and cousins. Mr. Caron was predeceased by a great-grandson, Lucas Snide, and by a brother, David F. Caron. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 2 p.m. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the family lot in Hinsdillville Cemetery. If friends desire, contributions in memory of Richard Caron may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 26, 2008
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