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BRATTLEBORO -- Clarence Edward “Buster” Grover, 94, formerly of Elliot Street, a lifelong resident of Brattleboro, died Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2007, at Eden Park Nursing Home with his family at his side following an extended illness.

Mr. Grover was born in Brattleboro on Feb. 29, 1912, the son of Henry and Jesse (Kent) Grover.

He was raised and educated in Brattleboro, attending local schools including Brattleboro High School.

Mr. Grover worked as a machinist for most of his life, employed by the former Avery Machine Shop in Brattleboro.

In his earlier years, he worked as a pharmacist in Northfield, Mass.

With his wife he was a longtime communicant of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church.

He was a faithful, devoted and loving husband.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed both hunting and fishing and for many years raised pointers that he entered in field trials all over New England winning over 50 ribbons and trophies.

On April 15, 1939, in Ashuelot, N.H., he was married to Sophie Smoski who survives.

Besides his faithful and loving wife of 67 years he leaves a brother, Clayton “Bud” Grover Sr. and his wife Mildred of Brattleboro; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; as well as his very close friend, Dwight Blossom of Hinsdale, N.H.

He was predeceased by four brothers, George “John” Grover, Henry “Bill” Grover, Byron Grover and Joseph Grover; and three sisters, Mildred Grover Lynch, Edith Anderson, and Dorothy Grover, in childhood.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at noon at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Walnut Street.

Committal rites and burial will follow in St. Michael's Parish Cemetery.

Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home Wednesday morning from 11 a.m. until the start of the Mass.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Grover's name may be made to The Windham County Humane Society, 916 West River Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

Arrangements are under the direction of the ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME.u

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Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Jan. 30, 2007.
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January 24, 2020
Buster and his brother, my Uncle Bud, were 2 of the nicest men I've ever known. Growing up, they took me hare hunting almost every weekend during the winter. We spent some wonderful times in Windham and Marlboro running the hounds. To this day, I love hare hunting as much as anything and I attribute that passion to the times spent with Buster and Bud, two of my idols. I love you both and I bet you're having a blast in heaven, running hare with Pepper and the rest of the beagles!
Pete LaFlamme
February 9, 2007
Sophie & Clarence were always the best neighbors. Enjoyed many evenings chatting with you both while you sat on the porch. A lot of wonderful visits. Thinking of you both fondly.
Lori Haskins
February 6, 2007
I met you through my wife Debbie,(your niece), just a couple of years ago, but it felt like I knew you all my life. We had so much in common with hunting and both being machinists. She told me on the way to your house that I was going to like you and she sure was right! I wish I could have known you longer. God bless you and rest in peace.
Larry Cleveland
February 2, 2007
Offering our deepest condolences during this time.
The Staff of Atamaniuk Funeral Home
February 1, 2007
I share in the passing of a good man,
Clarence..ill miss you truly,the memories of you will be in me always.and when i helped with deeds around the yard,one thing ill remeber,is not the shiny quarter it was the advice that was with it,you were just not my uncle you were a true friend.
Rest in peace
patrick bonnell
February 1, 2007
My Prayers will be with you. We all are going to miss Clarence very much. I am glad I had the opportunity to meet him. Love Abby
Abby Armstrong
January 31, 2007
Sophia, my prays are with you. Clarence will surely be missed and the one piece of him I will always remember is he always had a smile. A smile that glowed and will continue to shine in our hearts and memories. Sophia be strong and Clarence keep smiling down upon us everyday. Love Lori
Lori Armstrong
January 31, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers
May God provide you with the strength and comfort that
you need during this diffcult time.
We love you.
Ann Muse
January 31, 2007
Clarence was such a great person, everytime i went down with my mom Robin He was so nice to me.. I will miss you clarence so much... Lot's of love to the whole family...
Crystal Bezanson
January 31, 2007
I'll never forget rabbit hunting with Buster, Bud, Dwight, and the rest of the crew. It was some of the best times of my life. In addition to being a great hunter and caretaker of his beagles, Buster was a gentleman. I look forward to the next life when we can get together again to chase the bunnies. Buster, happy hunting and God rest your soul.
Pete LaFlamme
January 31, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Ron & Sue Wells
January 31, 2007
Sophie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I think back to summers spent with you and Clarence in Brattleboro--that at that time in my life seemed like the big city. What a joy they were! From feeding the dogs to going out into the country and watching Clarence try out a new dog--memories that live on. Clarence lived a long and good life--may God welcome him!
Michael Dubruiel
January 30, 2007
Sophie, my thoughts are with you and your family at this time. You have a wonderful supportive family around remember to lean on them in your time of need.
Tarina Swanger
January 30, 2007
My Uncle Clarence, what a blessing you were on this earth to me and my family and to everyone that had the privilege of knowing you. Thank you for all the times you took me hunting when I was young and I'll always remember you every time I put on nail polish, (only Sophie knows why). I'll miss you immensely. You were one heck of a role model. Say "hi" to everyone for me. I'll love you always, Your great niece, Debbie
Debbie Cleveland
January 30, 2007
Clarence, you have touched my life. you are a wonderful, generous man and you will be in my thoughts. My deepest sympathies to Sophie. I love you!
Stevanie Bickford
January 30, 2007
To my Great Aunt Sophie I would like to say how deeply sorry I am for the loss of your husband Clarence. And my thoughts and Prayers are with you & your family. He will be loved & missed very much. Just know he’ll always be with you now and forever.

He was a wonderful man, and showed how much he loved his wife, Family, Friends & anything around him. He always told great stories about Family, Friends & his dogs. I have to thank him for the naming of our dog. When asked about a good name he said I always liked the name Baileigh so without any hesitation that’s the name we named her.

I Wish I could have seen you 1 more time, to give you 1 more kiss & hug, but just know Great Uncle Clarence, I will always have the memories and you’ll be in my heart forever.
Julie Wesley
January 30, 2007
Clarence, you will be sorely missed by all those whom you touched in the many years you spent with the ones you loved. Julie, Bailey and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers always. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sophie in this time of sorrow, and to the rest of your many family members and friends. So long my friend, until we are reunited in Christ. All our love and blessings.
Peter King
January 30, 2007
one of the finest men i have ever known, may he rest in peace, an god be with his family.
john evans
January 30, 2007
Our thoughts are with you.
Brenda & Stuart Wisell
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