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Harry E. Steele

1935 - 2016 NAPLES, FL Harry E. Steele, 80, of Naples, FL and Shrewsbury, MA passed away on Friday (4-8-16) in Naples after a short illness. Born on April 15, 1935 in Gloversville, NY, he was the son of Harry C. and Viola (Horning) Steele. He was a 1953 graduate of Gloversville High School where he won many awards for football and skiing, attended University of Maine at Orono, and enlisted in the U.S. Army during the 1950's. He married the former Agnes Purington on Feb 11, 1961 in the East Colrain Chapel in Colrain, MA. Harry was a civil engineer with Perini Construction for over 30 years, working on the construction of many of our highways, including the I-91 Corridor from Brattleboro, VT north to White River Junction. His love of sports continued through life, adding fishing and hunting to his outdoor skills. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Agnes (Purington) Steele, his son Andrew of Shrewsbury, a brother Clifford Steele of Avon Park, FL and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Douglas Steele in 2009. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours will be held on Saturday (4-23-16) from noon to. 2:00 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, 104 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, MA. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at West Branch Cemetery, Colrain with Rev. Bob Szfran officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the John N. Purington scholarship fund, C/O Franklin County Technical School, 82 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls, MA 01376.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 22, 2016
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