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George Laine


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George Laine Jr.

1932-2016 BRATTLEBORO George A. Laine, Jr., 84, of Route 63 in Westmoreland died Thursday night, September 29, 2016 in the comfort of his home following a period of declining health. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by his family. Mr. Laine was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 25, 1932 the son of George and Alice (Watt-erson) Laine. He was raised and educated in Brooklyn. He went on to attend Keene Teacher's College receiving his B.A. in Education, later earning his Master's Degree from Keene State in 1962. He was a resident of Westmoreland for the past 55 years. His first teaching assignment was at Keene Junior High School where he taught art. In 1959 he joined the faculty at Brattleboro Union High School teaching art until his retirement from BUHS in 1987. To his credit he established a photography program that was incorporated into the arts curriculum at the high school that included a fully equipped modern darkroom, at no cost to the taxpayers. During many summers he worked with the youth and served as art instructor at Camp Walt Whitman in Piermont, New Hampshire. Following retirement he worked part-time for Webster Trucking Company in Brattleboro. Active civically, he served as deputy constable for the town of Westmoreland and was an active volunteer with the Westmoreland Fire Department from 1961 to 1996. Mr. Laine was a member of the Westmoreland United Church and held membership in the Harr-isville Historical Society. He was well known for his spirit of friendship and wonderful sense of humor. Throughout the many years following his retirement from teaching several of his former students kept in communication with him. Survivors include one son, Sean Laine and his wife Catherine of Westmoreland, a granddaughter, Amanda Laine of Westmoreland and his beloved German Shepherd "Bucky." A memorial service in celebration of his life will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at the Westmoreland United Church. A potluck reception will follow the services to be held at the Westmoreland Town Hall. Many pieces of his art will be on display at the reception. Burial in South Village Cemetery in Westmoreland will take place in the spring of 2017. Memorial contributions in Mr. Laine's name may be made to Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05302 or to Westmoreland United Church, 8 South Village Common, Westmore-land, NH 03467. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Oct. 8, 2016
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