Theodore M. Galipeau, 86, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center, after a brief illness.
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He was born March 13, 1928, in Bennington, the son of Theodore M. and Veronica (Grennon) Galipeau, and received his education locally.
A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he served in the military police and was assigned to duty at the Nuremburg war crimes trials in Germany.
Mr. Galipeau married the former Virginia M. Thompson July 15, 1950, in Bennington. Mrs. Galipeau died February 23, 2003.
In Bennington, he was owner/operator of a Gulf station in earlier years and from 1962 until retirement in 1975, of Art Ward's.
He enjoyed summers at Lake Lauderdale, St. Louis Cardinals spring training, March Madness and the Duke Blue Devils, as well as traveling and going on cruises.
Survivors include five children, Theodore, Joseph and Michael Galipeau, Hope Gerity, all of Bennington, and Jeffrey Galipeau of Columbus, Ohio; his daughter-in-law and caretaker, Jennifer Galipeau of Bennington; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Galipeau was also predeceased by a brother, Bernard Galipeau.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home. The graveside service with military honors will follow at 1 p.m. in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, in care of Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
For online condolences, visit www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Rutland Herald on May 10, 2014