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William C. Pineau

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BENNINGTON -- Mr. William C. Pineau, 83, a resident of Grove Street, Bennington, died Monday, July 21, 2003 at the Vermont Veterans Home following a long illness.

Born in Lowell, Mass., April 19, 1920, he was the son of the late Moise and Mary (White) Pineau. He received his education in Bennington and was a graduate of the former Bennington High School class of 1940. Mr. Pineau was a World War II U. S. Army Air Corps veteran serving from November 1942 to July 1945.

Mr. Pineau married the former Lurana Watson in November 1945. Mrs. Pineau died April 20, 1986.

In earlier years Mr. Pineau owned and operated a Mobil service station on West Main Street in Bennington. He later was employed at Sibley Manufacturing and at the time of his retirement was employed for over twenty years at Stanley Tools in Shaftsbury. Following retirement he was employed part time at Lauzon Machine.

His hobbies and interests included woodworking, traveling and hunting.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Richard Strosnider of Castleton; a son and daugher-in-law, Joseph and Carol Pineau of Brattleboro; five grandchildren, Sharon Strosnider, Gregory Strosnider, Abby Strosnider, Kimberly Pineau and Andrea Pineau; a long time companion, Erma Kennedy of Bennington; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Pineau was pre deceased by a brother, and sister, Alfred Pineau and Marie Denis.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday, July 23 at 9:30 a.m. with a prayer and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 10 a.m. where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. The wake service will be offered Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Burial will take place in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Pineau may be made to the Patient Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home, through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 22, 2003
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