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William G. Maitland Sr.

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SHAFTSBURY -- William G. Maitland Sr., 73, a resident of Venice, Fla. and a former resident of Old Depot Road, Shaftsbury, died Friday, June 13, 2003 at Bon Secours Hospital in Venice following a brief illness.

Born in Rockville Centre, N.Y., Sept. 30, 1929, he was the son of the late William D. and Mabel (Wolf) Maitland. He received his education in Hempstead schools and was a 1949 graduate of Hempstead High School. Mr. Maitland was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. He married the former Audrey C. Chapek on Sept. 15, 1951 in Hempstead.

Mr. Maitland served as a member of the Nassau County, N.Y. police department for 20 years until his retirement in 1975. Following his retirement Mr. and Mrs. Maitland resided in Shaftsbury until moving to Venice in 2001.

While residing in Shaftsbury Mr. Maitland, together with Brud Riley, owned and operated B & B Construction in the Bennington area.

He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, American Legion Post 159 and the Elks Lodge, all in Venice and was also a member of Wantaugh Masonic Lodge in Bellmore, N.Y. While residing in Shaftsbury. Mr. Maitland was a member and past president of the NorShaft Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Maitland of Venice, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane L. and William Kitchell of Bellmore, L.I., N.Y.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Kelly Maitland of Shaftsbury and William Jr. and Karen Maitland of Sayville, L.I., N.Y.; four grandchildren, William and Christopher Kitchell of Bellmore and Karoline and Adam Maitland of Shaftsbury; two sisters, Carole Thomas of Richmond, Va. and Joyce Pradon of Smithtown, L.I., N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Penny Hawkins of St. Peters Episcopal Church officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 when the family will be in attendance. Private committal services will take place at Center Shaftsbury Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the NorShaft Lions Club through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington.

All members of Mt. Anthony Lodge #13 F & A M are asked to meet at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. to conduct services in memory of William G. Maitland Sr.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 17, 2003
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