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Rollin F. "Jack" Grace

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PITTSFORD -- Rollin F. “Jack” Grace, 104, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

He was born on March 11, 1900 in Salisbury, the son of Bert and Nellie (Sird) Grace. He was a WW I Army Veteran serving with the U.S. Calvary. Jack was the first man in the state of Vermont to drive a Mack truck when he was employed at the Vermont Marble Company in Proctor. He also was formerly employed by the Rutland City Police Department and was a chauffeur before going to work at the Vermont State Liquor Store in Rutland, from which he retired.

He is survived by his grandchildren, David Hasbrouck and Susan Winston, both of Pittsford; a son-in-law, Augustus E. Hasbrouck of Pittsford; five great-grandchildren, Megan Hasbrouck, Carolyn Baker, Paul Hasbrouck, Kacie Winston and Zachary Winston; and four great-great-grandchildren, Justin, Patrick and Braedon McKeighan and Login Baker.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Josephine (Ellis) Grace, and their daughter, Geraldine F. Hasbrouck, who died on Aug. 25, 2004; his second wife, Alice (Snyder) Grace; and his third wife, Elizabeth (Marquis) Grace.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Pittsford Congregational Church in Pittsford. There will be no calling hours. Burial with full military honors will be held at a later date in St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery in Pittsford.

Memorial contributions in Rollin’s memory may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home, 325 North St., Bennington, VT 05201.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 28, 2005
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