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Robert Bourn Sr.

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SHAFTSBURY -- Robert S. Bourn Sr., 80, a former resident of Airport Road, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at Bennington Health and Rehab following a long illness.

Born in Peru Nov. 12, 1925, he was the son of the late Burton and Nina (Wilder) Bourn. He received his education in the Landgrove and Weston schools. Mr. Bourn married the former Jaska L. Tifft in Bennington on Nov. 17, 1945. Mrs. Bourn died May 26, 2004.

Mr. Bourn was employed at the former BenMont Paper Co. in Bennington for 49 years until the time of his retirement. An avid outdoorsman, he especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Tobin of Pownal and Roberta Kuzawski of Shaftsbury; two sons, Robert S. Bourn Jr. of Shaftsbury and Marvin Bourn of Bennington; 17 grandchildren, including Celisa Pratt and Danny Gordon who were raised by Mr. and Mrs. Bourn, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; five sisters, Nina Maxham of Poultney, Bertha Shores of Gordonville, Tenn., Marion Bourn of North Bennington and Emily Rowe and Patricia Leonard, both of Bennington; four brothers, Roger and Millard Bourn of Bennington, Carroll Bourn of White Creek, N.Y., and Donald Bourn of Berlin, N.Y. Mr. Bourn was predeceased by a sister and five brothers, Doris Sourdiffe, Raymond Bourn, Edward Bourn, Gerald Bourn, Bert Bourn and Garold Bourn.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at 2 p.m.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from noon until the time of the service. Burial will take place in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery Should friends desire contributions in Robert S. Bourn’s memory may be made to the Activities Fund at Bennington Health and Rehab through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 30, 2006
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