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Thomas Edison Bushee

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POWNAL -- Thomas Edison Bushee, 85, a resident of Route 7, Pownal, died Friday, July 1, 2005, at his home following a long illness.

Born in Bennington, May 6, 1920, he was the son of Edward and Zeliae (Ellenberg) Humphrey Bushee. He received his education locally and was a 1938 graduate of the former Bennington High School.

Tom married the former Marion Carolyn O’Brien on July 23, 1939 in Wilmington.

Mrs. Bushee died March 3, 1997.

He had been employed as a maintenance supervisor at the former BenMont Paper Company for many years. An avid golfer, Tom in earlier years worked as a golf professional in Bennington, Mount Snow and Florida state.

Survivors include three sons, Roger Bushee of Clifton, Texas, Thomas Bushee of Buskirk, N.Y., and Scott Bushee, of Bennington; two daughters, Patricia Bushee, of Shoreham, and Linda Guerard, of Mulberry, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, including a granddaughter Monique Howard, who was his caregiver; and many great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Ann Ball of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Francis “Bang” Bushee, of Bennington; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Mr. Bushee was pre-deceased by three brothers and one half-brother, Bernard, David and Douglas Bushee and Robert Humphrey.

At Mr. Bushee’s request there will be no funeral services.

Burial will take place in Crosier Cemetery, Searsburg, at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 5, 2005
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