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William Hassenpflug

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BENNINGTON -- A prayer service for William Hassenpflug was held on Wednesday morning at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of the resurrection at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington with the Rev. James Preskenis, pastor, officiating.

Assisting at the mass were Leonard Anzivino, Francis Sauseville, Joeseph Anton and Barth VanderEls.

The pall was placed over his urn by his daughter-in-law, Kathy Hassenpflug. Scriptures were read by two his sons: Mark Hasssenpflug read the Old Testament, and Brian Hassenpflug read the New Testament.

Music for the mass included “Amazing Grace,” “In The Garden,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” The organ was played by Donald McMahon and the soloist was Monica Murray.

The Eucharistic gifts were brought to the altar by three of his grandsons.

Remembrances were offered by his son, Mark.

Following the Mass, burial took place in Park Lawn Cemetery with full military honors being provided by the Vermont Army National Guard, 172 Armor Division. The officer in charge was Capt. Trudell, who presented the flag to Mr. Hassenpflug’s son, William Jr. The flag was folded by Specialist First Class Mumley, Staff Sgt. Cunningham, Staff Sgt. Austin and Sgt Carvey.

The rifle salute was done by Specialist Ausplund, Specialist Crowe, Specialist Hall, Sgt. Loveland, and Private Second Class Brown.

A time of fellowship followed at the VFW Post No. 1332 on North Street.

Attending the visitation and conducting services were members of the American Legion Post No. 13 of Bennington and the VFW Post No. 1332 of Bennington.

Mr. William Hassenpflug, a resident of Shady Lane in Bennington, died on Sunday morning, March 12, 2006, at his home. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 17, 2006
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