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Walter J. Stockwell 1921-2011 BENNINGTON Mr. Walter J. Stockwell, 90 a former resident of Matteson Road died peacefully Wednesday August 3, 2011 at Crescent Manor Care Centers. Mr. Stockwell was born in North Pownal on July 18, 1921, he was the son of Richmond and Mary Ann (Myers) Stockwell, he grew up in North Pownal where he attended local schools. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army as a mortar crewman, he was captured and taken as a Prisoner of War in Italy until being freed upon the conclusion of the war, he attained the rank of Corporal. Shortly after his discharge, he was married to the former Anne Hedrick in New York City on October 6, 1945. For many years he had owned and operated Towne Roofing and Siding in the Bennington area. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and beekeeping. He leaves his wife Anne of Bennington, sons Kevin Stockwell Sr. of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. and Dennis Stockwell of California, grandchildren Kevin Stockwell Jr. of Bennington, Melissa Berdych of Missouri and Johnathan Stockwell of California, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers Robert and Richard Stockwell, sisters Fannie Eby, Jeannette Dorvee, Bertha Rhodes, Theresa Simpson and Mary Ann Harrington. At Mr. Stockwell's request, there will be no calling hours. Graveside services will take place in the family lot in Grandview Cemetery in North Bennington, the time and date will be announced in a later edition. Should friends desire, memorial gifts may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington. To send personal e-mail condolences to the family, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2011
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