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Richard N. Stannard 1925-2010 MANCHESTER Richard N. Stannard, 85 of Manchester, passed away at his home in Manchester on Saturday August 7, 2010. Dick was born in Manchester on April 8, 1925, the son of John H. and Lucy (Norton) Stannard. He was a graduate of the Burr and Burton Seminary, attended Albany College of Pharmacy and graduated Cum Laude from Castleton College with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He was married to the former Margaret Noller. His first wife, Elizabeth Coyle Stannard passed away on March 26, 1976. Dick worked in the Rutland Hospital Pharmacy. He spent most of his working career employed by the Vermont Department of Corrections and Department of Public Safety primarily as a dispatcher. Dick was an avid sports fan and participated in most. Following his retirement in 1977, Dick worked for the US Postal Service in Dorset. Dick was a Navy Seabee during WWII and also served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a past Commander and Adjutant of the American Legion McBride Harwood Post 44 in Dorset and was a member of the VFW Harned- Fowler Post 6741 in Manchester and American Legion Post 31 in Rutland. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife; Margaret "Peg" Stannard of Manchester and two nephews; John "Jack" Stannard and Richard Stannard. FUNERAL NOTICE: There will be no calling hours. The Mass of Christian Death and Burial will be offered at Christ Our Savior Roman Catholic Church in Manchester on Tuesday August 10, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in St. Jerome Cemetery in East Dorset. BREWSTER FUNERAL SERVICE in Manchester has been entrusted with the care of Dick's funeral arrangements. To send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2010
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