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Valmore A. Clifford

1924-2010 LEE, NH Valmore A. Clifford, 85, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2010, at Kirkwood Corners in Lee, N.H.

Born Aug. 12, 1924, in Old Town, Maine, son of Arthur and Ida Brodeur Clifford, he enlisted in the Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He earned the rank of Chief Petty Officer at the time of his honorable discharge after serving for over 3 years.

Val was a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for 35 years at the Union Carbide Corporation, starting as a mechanical engineer and retiring as Head of Plant Engineering.

In 1960, he married Josephine "Joan" Saul. She passed away in 2005.

He was a devoted and active member of Sacred Heart Saint Francis Parish in Bennington, Vt. Upon moving to New Hampshire in 2006, he was a devoted member of Saint Thomas More Parish in Durham, N.H.

He leaves his two sisters, Alta Zinchuk and her husband, Walter, and Helen Blumenstock and her husband, Marvin "Bud"; two brothers, James Clifford and Paul Clifford and his wife, Sally; two daughters, Maura Slavin and her husband, Mike, and Eileen Clifford; a son, Patrick Clifford and his wife, Kathy; and seven grandchildren, Eileen, Marina, Siobhan, Danielle, Kaleigh, Nicole, and Brianne.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Visiting hours were held at KENT & PELCZAR FUNERAL HOME, 77 Exeter Street, Newmarket, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from the Church of St. Thomas More, Durham.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Saint Francis deSales Church, in Bennington, on Saturday, Apr. 17, 2010 at 10 a.m., followed by a Graveside service with military honors in Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Saint Francis Parish, or the . Visit www.kentandpelczarfh.com to sign an online guestbook.

Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 18, 2010
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