Harry Edwin Maynard

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NORTH CLARENDON - Harry Edwin Maynard, 96, of North Clarendon, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the home of his daughter in East Montpelier.

He was born May 17, 1918, in Fair Haven, the son of Edwin and May (Dayton) Maynard.

Harry was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Seaman First Class, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater aboard the USS Typhon and USS Phaon.

Harry married Gertrude Grazene November 27, 1940. They celebrated 50 years together in 1990, prior to her death in 1991. Harry married Theresa (Dessaint) Wade in 1994. She survives him.

Harry worked his adult life as a machinist, first at Bryant Grinder in Springfield, followed by recognition for 35 years of service at Howe Richardson Scale Co. of Rutland, retiring in 1982.

He was a member of the American Legion Post # 31 of Rutland and a former member of the Grace Congregational Church of Christ.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, golfing, woodworking, bingo, traveling and Disney World.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Theresa (Dessaint) Maynard of North Clarendon; a daughter, Suzanne M. (Michael) Liff of East Montpelier; grandchildren Matthew, Thomas and Joseph Pecor, and Shawna and Harmony Liff; four great-grandchildren; stepchildren Judy, Chuck, Linda, Sherril, Kathe, Cindy, Glenna, and Sue; many step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren; as well as special friend Ralph Crippen.

He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife Gertrude (Grazene) Maynard, a daughter Beverly Pecor in 1986, a step-son Gary Wade in 2005, brothers Carl and Edwin Maynard and sisters Ella Scott, Florence Rooker, Nellie Clausing and Louise Huntoon.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland. A reception will follow at American Legion Post #31 in Rutland.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.

Contributions may be made to Foley Cancer Center at RRMC, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701.
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Published in Rutland Herald on July 31, 2014
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