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Robert F. Willbrant

1921 - 2014 PETERSBURGH, N.Y. Robert F. Willbrant, 92, of Willbrant Road, Petersburgh, N.Y., died on March 10, 2014, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. Born in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. on Aug. 27, 1921, he was the son of the late Frank and Edna Loker Willbrant. One of his childhood pastimes was sleigh riding down Plank Road in Berlin. Robert was the loving husband of the late Helen P. Willbrant, whom he married on June 2, 1946, in St. Lawrence Church in Troy. He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls, NY. Bob met his late wife, Helen, at a dance where their courtship started. After their marriage, they moved to Cherry Plain, N.Y. and in 1955, purchased and operated the Maple Lane Farm in Petersburgh, for 55 Years. Bob was an avid hunter and loved family gatherings, especially the holidays. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed. Survivors include his three children, David R. and wife, Diane Willbrant of Oklahoma City, Okla., Nancy H. and husband, Charles Stearns of Petersburgh, Anna M. Willbrant-Rice and husband, Steven, of East Nassau; grandchildren, William, Warren and Robert Willbrant, Steven Stearns, Audrey Kuhn and Dustin Rice; great-grandchildren, Lana Willbrant and Conner Kuhn, as well as two great-grandchildren on the way and many nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church, 67 Main Street, Hoosick Falls on Saturday, March 15, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in the Berlin Community Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the THOMAS M. BARBER FUNERAL HOME, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh, on Friday from 4 to 7 PM Memorial contributions may be made to the Petersburgh Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 164. 2 Twin Hill Road Petersburgh, NY 12138 or to the Petersburgh Fire Department, 9213 State Route 22, Petersburg, NY 12138. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit, www.parkerbrosmemorial.com
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 13, 2014
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