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Clarence Grover

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
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Jan. 30, 2007
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