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Robert Osterhoudt

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Robert E. Osterhoudt 1919-2011 BENNINGTON Robert E. Osterhoudt, age 91, a resident of Burgess Road in Bennington died at his home on Thursday evening, September 8, surrounded by his family. He was born in North Adams, on October 3, 1919 and was the son of the late Frank and Ethel (Johnson) Osterhoudt. He received his education in North Adams Schools. He served in the Navy aboard the goodwill ship U.S.S. Gridley, during World War II. Mr. Osterhoudt had been a carpenter in Acton, MA for many years. He married the former Marion Durkee in 1948. Mrs. Osterhoudt predeceased him. He loved playing golf, walking and loved nature. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law; Phyllis and Dale Longtin of Bennington, His grandchildren; Carla Toner of Bennington, Aaron Longtin and his wife Danielle, of Bennington, Jennifer Shea of Watertown, , Tanya Krochuck of Boston. Jeffrey Gagnon of Bennington, Hillary Smith of Pepperill, Mass. and Jesse Osterhoudt and his wife Angelina of Dracut, MA. He leaves several great grandchildren. His former wife Eleanor Daniels Brown of Bennington also survives. He has one great niece Lisa Osterhoudt-Murphy, a nephew James Durkee and his wife Pat of Pittsfield, MA, and a daughter-in-law Kathie Osterhoudt of Acton, Mass. Mr. Osterhoudt is predeceased by his two sons; Carl Osterhoudt, and Phillip Osterhoudt and his daughter Gloria Gagnon. At Mr. Osterhoudt's request there will not be any services or calling hours. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.

Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 10, 2011
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