George W. Nostrand

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Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home Inc
55 Westminster Street
Bellows Falls, VT
Calling hours
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home Inc
55 Westminster Street
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
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Funeral Mass
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016
11:00 AM
St. Charles Church
Bellows Falls, VT
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KEENE, NH - George W. Nostrand, 68, of Andover Street, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
He was born in Oceanside, NY, on July 6, 1948, the son of George T. and R. Eleanor (Burmester) Nostrand.
A graduate of Keene State College, he graduated Cum Laude from St. Louis University School of Law in 1973 and was admitted to practice before the Vermont Supreme Court later that year. George Nostrand practiced law in Vermont for 43 years and was widely recognized for his legal skills in corporate law, commercial real estate development and estate and trust planning.
He was managing partner in the law office of Salmon & Nostrand of Bellows Falls, VT. The law office was founded in 1960 by Thomas Salmon and became a partnership with Mr. Nostrand in 1977.
Mr. Nostrand was a member of the Windham County, Vermont, and American Bar Associations. He was appointed to the Vermont Professional Responsibility Board in 2003 and served as Chair from 2008-11. The Vermont Supreme Court appointed Mr. Nostrand to a Joint Advisory Committee in 2010 to consider amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct regarding investigatory conduct.
Mr. Nostrand loved his community of Bellows Falls and devoted much of his legal career to helping local businesses and organizations. He was a founding member of the Bellows Falls Area Development Corp. He helped establish and became corporate counsel to many local businesses who became major employers in the region. He also served many years as legal counsel to local medical facilities and nonprofit entities.
He was Director of Bellows Falls Trust Company, 1975-93; President of Rockingham Memorial Hospital, 1983-87; Vice President and Trustee of New England Kurn Hattin Homes, 1993-2011; founding member and Director of the Okemo Mountain School; and Director of Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont, 1994-2000.
Mr. Nostrand served as chairman of the Rockingham Bicentennial Commission from 1975-84 and was instrumental in preserving the historical character of the Bellows Falls downtown village and the railroad park.
He served a number of years as local Justice of the Peace and took great joy in officiating weddings.
George is survived by his sons George & Stephanie of VT, Chris & Amy of AZ, and Stephen of NH; his life partner and special friend Sue Davis Glimenakis and her daughters Alethia Melia & John of TN and Stefanie Glimenakis of NH; his brothers John & Karen of AZ, Pete & Julie of NH, and Tom & Lisa of VT; his sisters Stephanie Herlihy & John of NH, Margery Ladd & Dennis of VT, Jeanne Brooks & Lew of NH, and Mary Kinson & Tony of VT; his former wife Susan Nostrand of VT; and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents and his brother, Bill.
Calling hours will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, VT. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Okemo Mountain School or Kurn Hattin Homes.
Published in Rutland Herald on Sept. 27, 2016
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