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Wells R. Eddy

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BUSKIRK, N.Y. -- Wells R. Eddy, 79, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. He resided on Eddy Road in Buskirk, and was the husband of the alte Wilma (Herrington) Eddy, who died on March 25, 1984.

Wells was born on April 2, 1927, at the family residence on Eddy Road, where he resided all his life. Wells was the son of Charles H. and Hulda (Baker) Eddy. He was educated at achools in the town of Hoosick. In his early years Wells was a farmer; he also worked on the town of Hoosick Highway Department. In the mid 1960s he went to work for the New York State Department of Transportation until retiring.

He was a member of the West Hoosick Baptist Church and served on the Cemetery Board for many years. Wells was a former member of the Hoosick Falls Elks and the Farm Bureau. He also served as a Committeeman for the Town of Hoosick Republicans and was a longtime member fo the West Hoosick Fire Department. Wells enjoyed playing bingo, cards and taking rides in his car.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan M. Eddy of Buskirk and Carol Rayner and her fiance, William Johnson, of Buskirk; two sons, Ronald W. Eddy and his wife, Mary Jane, of Hoosick Falls, and Walter Eddy of Melrose; two sisters, Elwarda Timerlin of Latham, and Arlene English Karpiak of Cambridge; a brother, Charles H. Eddy of Tomhannock; three grandchildren, Carrie Goldstein, Lindsay and Alex Rayner; three great-grandchildren, Anthony, Max and Brigitte Goldstein; and a family friend, Don Hale. Wells also leaves his special companion of many years.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the West Hoosick Baptist Church, with Donald Childs presiding. Burial will follow the service at the West Hoosick Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home on 43 Main St. on Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m., and in the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Hoosick Baptist Church through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 31, 2006
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