Douglas E. Saunders
1942 - 2021
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Douglas E. Saunders, 79, a resident of Saunders Drive in Bennington died Sunday, February 21, 2021 at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born in Arlington, VT January 10, 1942. He was the son of the late Herman and Clara Inez (Bentley) Saunders. He received his education in Rupert, VT.

Doug married the former Susanne Mattison on August 16, 1958.

For over 33 years Doug was employed at Bijur in Bennington from which he retired.

He was a life member of the Bennington Fire Department (Eagle Hose) and a former member of the Bennington Elks, Moose and American Legion Post 13. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Susanne Saunders of Bennington. His six children and their spouses, Priscilla Setzer and her husband Richard of Shaftsbury, Donna Hall and her husband Rodney of Hoosick, Laurie Saunders and her husband Moe of Bennington, Cathy Fuller and her husband Michael of Marlboro, Douglas L. Saunders and his wife Pamela of Bennington, and Paul Saunders and his wife Marci of Bennington. Nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Three sisters, Veronica Saville, Vona Wood, Victoria Fifield and two brothers, James and Kenneth Saunders. Along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by a sister Verna Hoyt and four brothers, Ronald, Theodore, Lyndus and Kevin Saunders.

At the request of Mr. Saunders there will be no calling hours or funeral services.

The burial will take place in the family lot at Park Lawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

If friends desire contributions in memory of Douglas E. Saunders may be made to the Bennington Fire Department through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at

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Published in The Bennington Banner on Feb. 23, 2021.
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February 23, 2021
I’m so very sorry for all of you. I’m hoping time will give you peace. You picked a very nice picture of him.
Nancy (Burgess) Muir
February 23, 2021
To the family of Doug Saunders We are so sorry for your loss. May he RIP. god bless you all.
Nancy and Larry Aldrich
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