George A. Allard

BENNINGTON - George A. Allard, 92, of Bennington, died Oct. 8, 2010, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington.

He was born in North Adams, Mass., on July 24, 1918, the son of the late George A. and Marcelleine (Allard) Allard. He received his education in North Adams and later attended St. Joseph's Business College.

A World War II veteran, Mr. Allard served in the U.S. Navy.

He married the former Rita Bronson in North Adams. Mrs. Allard died Dec. 18, 1969. He later married the former Rita R. Boutin on Sept. 2, 1972, at Sacred Heart Church in Bennington.

In 1936 Mr. Allard was employed at Bennington Garage. He later purchased the business from which he retired in 1983.

He served on the former Bennington Catholic High School Board, was a member of the Finance Committee at Sacred Heart Church and served as water commissioner for the Town of Bennington. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #307 and the American Legion Post 13. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church.

He and Rita enjoyed traveling in their motor home throughout the United States. They also traveled to Hawaii, Mexico, St. Thomas, Bermuda and Europe. They also spent many winters in Florida. He enjoyed biking, playing golf and cards and spending time with family and friends in Vermont.

Survivors include his wife of Bennington; a son, George J. "Gigi" Allard of Bennington; a daughter, Andrea Powers of Hinsdale, Mass.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Theresa Wood of North Adams, Mass.; a brother, Alfred E. Allard of Barrington, R.I.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Rosemary Webster; two sisters, Madeleine Fitzgerald and Veronica McCann, and a brother, Norman R. Allard.

The funeral will be held at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 9:30 a.m. with a prayer and then from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 10:00 a.m.

The burial with military honors will follow in the family lot at Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the School of Sacred Heart St. Francis or through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.

Funeral Home

E.P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
628 Main Street  Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-2516

Published in Rutland Herald on Oct. 9, 2010