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Thomas W. Joseph

1931 - 2013 BENNINGTON Thomas W. Joseph, 81, a resident of Crescent Manor Care Centers, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 6, 1931, in Bennington, son of George and Hazel (Mosher) Joseph. In younger years, he lived on East Road with Aunt Mae and Uncle Norm Stratton, attended Chapel School and went to Bennington High.

He drove tractor trailer for Holmes Transportation. Mr. Joseph joined the Teamster Union Local 597, where he worked for 20 years, retiring in 1989. He had also driven for CLS Transportation, and HP Motors.

Mr. Joseph enjoyed riding motorcycles, snowmobiling, and spending time on the CB radio. He also enjoyed taking part in all the activities at Crescent Manor Care Centers.

His wife, the former Ora Watson, whom he married Jan. 22, 1955, predeceased him in 2007.

Survivors include two children, Troy W. Joseph of Ellington, Conn., and Audra Bump of North Adams, Mass.; three grandchildren, Jeremy Joseph, Ashley Joseph and Abigail Joseph; four great-grandchildren, Dustin, Hunter, Zion, and Ora; two sisters, Sharon Davis of Arlington, and Joel Bottum of Canada, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 25, at 11 a.m. at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St., Bennington. Interment will follow in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund at Crescent Manor Care Centers through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.



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Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 22, 2013
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