Lawrence G. Knapp

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BENNINGTON - Lawrence G. "Larry" Knapp, 87, a resident of Branch Street, Bennington, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Vermont Veterans Home after a long illness.

Born Nov. 21, 1926, in Bennington, he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Downer) Knapp. He received his education in Bennington schools and was a 1945 graduate of Bennington High School.

He was a U. S. Air Force veteran.

Mr. Knapp married the former Vivian Caron at St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington on Nov. 5, 1949. Mrs. Knapp died Sept. 9, 2006.

In earlier years, Mr. Knapp was employed at the Eagle Square plant in Shaftsbury from 1948 to 1963. He then went to Tansitor Electronics, where he worked until his retirement in 1989. After retirement, he worked part time as a delivery man for Auto City Auto Parts.

He was a devout member of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales. He was a member of American Legion Post 13, VFW Post 1332, Bennington Eagles Aerie 1861 and Bennington Moose Lodge 1233. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, cutting wood and traveling across the country with his wife.

Larry is survived by his four sons and daughters-in-law, Francis P. and Kimberlye Knapp of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; Peter E. Sr. and Debbi Knapp of Milford, N.H.; Bruce P. and Cindy Knapp of Bennington; and Jeffrey J. and Brenda Knapp of Shaftsbury; two daughters and a son-in-law, Rosemary and Francis Kinney of Shaftsbury and Helene Stratton of Florida; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Knapp is predeceased by a grandson, Francis P. Knapp Jr.; two brothers, Richard and Edward Knapp; and four sisters, Agnes Powers, Helen Fraher, Catherine Deery and Irene Joly.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church on Thursday, July 3, 2014, where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered.

There will be no visitation hours.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Larry's memory may be made to Bennington Project Independence through the office of Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

Guest book condolences may be made at the www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
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Published in Rutland Herald on July 2, 2014
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