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William J. McMartin

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William J. McMartin 1926 - 2008 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. William J. McMartin, 82, died peacefully Wednesday, April 30, 2008, on his birthday, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. Born on April 30, 1926, in Hoosick Falls, son of Spencer and Julia Corbett McMartin Sr., he was educated at schools in Hoosick Falls and was a veteran of the Navy serving during World War II. Bill worked for Cleveland Dodge and Oak Industries as a controller. He retired from ChemFab in North Bennington, Vt. He also prepared tax returns for many people in the area throughout the years. He served on several boards at various banking institutions, the board at the Hoosick Falls Health Center and was a past president of the Babcock Lake Property Owners Association. Bill enjoyed golfing and traveling. He resided at Babcock Lake during the summer months and in Davie, Fla., in the winters. He also enjoyed Spending time with family and his cat Princess. Bill was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls. His beloved wife of over fifty years, the former helen Monahan, died on March 26, 2006. He leaves three brothers, Robert McMartin of Saratoga Springs, John "Jack" McMartin of Hoosick Falls and Spencer McMartin of Babcock Lake; also several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and his dear friends Joe and Jane Dugan of Babcock Lake. He is predeceased by two sisters Carol O'Keefe, and Lillian Hansen, and by a brother, Donald McMartin. FUNERAL NOTICE: Service will be Saturday at 10:15 a.m. from the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Town of Grafton Rescue Squad or the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 2, 2008
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