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Roland Monteith

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Roland V. Monteith

1922 - 2020 BENNINGTON, VT Roland Vernon Monteith, 88, a longtime resident of Bennington, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2010.

Born in Morristown on Feb. 18, 1922, he was the son of Walter Scott Monteith and Elsie May True Monteith. His childhood, after the age of 8, was spent at Brandon State Training School, where he was placed after his father sustained a serious farming injury. Roland spent most of his adult life in Bridport, working on the dairy farm of his guardian, Wade Walker. In 1985 he moved to Bennington, and lived for many years at River's Edge Community Care Home. During this time, Roland became well known in the community as he volunteered faithfully three days a week at the Bennington Monument, where he wore his uniform with great pride. Each weekday, he was a lively participant at Bennington Project Independence (BPI). For the past two years, Roland had resided at Crescent Manor Community Care Center.

Roland leaves many cousins in northern Vermont, whom he saw annually at the Monteith Family Reunion, and numerous friends, especially his guardians, Denise Sauer of Pownal and Anne Gatling of Bend, Ore., and a special friend, Shelley (Hight) Small of Athol, Mass.

MEMORIAL NOTICE: A service of remembrance and sharing will be held from the Old First Church Barn at 1 Monument Circle in Bennington on Sunday, June 13, 2010, at 1 p.m.

Burial will take place in Mountain View Cemetery in Lowell, VT.

Contributions in Roland's memory can be made to Bennington Project Independence, through the office of the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St., Bennington VT 05201.

Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.



Published in Bennington Banner from June 11 to June 12, 2010
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