Obituaries

Helen Merwin
B: 1924-03-20
D: 2017-06-21
View Details
Merwin, Helen
Gary Gore
B: 1967-02-23
D: 2017-06-19
View Details
Gore, Gary
Martin Sinclair
B: 1938-12-10
D: 2017-06-18
View Details
Sinclair, Martin
Winifred Holland
B: 1924-04-08
D: 2017-06-14
View Details
Holland, Winifred
Eleanor Baldwin
B: 1930-02-21
D: 2017-06-13
View Details
Baldwin, Eleanor
Robert Trombley
B: 1947-03-30
D: 2017-06-11
View Details
Trombley, Robert
Dolores Mead
B: 1932-05-22
D: 2017-06-08
View Details
Mead, Dolores
Stephen Therriault
B: 1949-05-12
D: 2017-06-08
View Details
Therriault, Stephen
Karen Welch
B: 1953-04-03
D: 2017-06-08
View Details
Welch, Karen
Michelle Gwozdz
B: 1974-08-17
D: 2017-05-31
View Details
Gwozdz, Michelle
Andrew Sauer
B: 1939-08-13
D: 2017-05-28
View Details
Sauer, Andrew
Beatrice O'Dell
B: 1924-08-09
D: 2017-05-28
View Details
O'Dell, Beatrice
Matthew Fleming
B: 1937-06-22
D: 2017-05-23
View Details
Fleming, Matthew
Christine Nelson
B: 1968-11-28
D: 2017-05-18
View Details
Nelson, Christine
Claudia Mattison
B: 1955-10-23
D: 2017-05-17
View Details
Mattison, Claudia
Janet Eriksen
B: 1944-04-05
D: 2017-05-16
View Details
Eriksen, Janet
Robert Houran
B: 1963-07-03
D: 2017-05-12
View Details
Houran, Robert
Caroline Rousseau
B: 1933-02-27
D: 2017-05-12
View Details
Rousseau, Caroline
Rose Brown
B: 1931-10-10
D: 2017-05-11
View Details
Brown, Rose
RoseAnn O'Brien
B: 1948-10-22
D: 2017-05-07
View Details
O'Brien, RoseAnn
Alice Loos
B: 1939-07-09
D: 2017-05-05
View Details
Loos, Alice

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
628 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: (802) 442-2516
Fax: 802-442-4952

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of William May can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle

Obituary for William May

William Hyatt May, 89, a resident of West Road Park in Bennington passed away Monday April 17, 2017 at the Vermont Veterans Home following a brief illness.

He was born at the family home in Pittsfield, MA November 22, 1927. He was the son of the late Franklin B. May and Margaret Louise (Artz) May. Bill received his education in Pittsfield and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School.

Following high school Bill served in the United States Navy.
He married the former Barbara J. Hammer on June 6, 1964 in Garfield, NY.

For 25 years Bill was employed in the family business May Engineering in Pittsfield, MA. He later moved to Bennington and for 25 years worked as a truck mechanic at Fairdale Farms in Bennington from which he retired.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 90 in Pownal, VT and the Bennington Family Moose Lodge. He enjoyed word search puzzles, gardening and reading about the “After Life. He also enjoyed bowling. In earlier years Bill raced stock cars, number 13, at Lebanon Valley. His family was his main interest.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. May of Bennington. Their children, Charles D. Hessler (Joanne) of Pittsfield, Peggy Jenks (Vernon) of Bondville, VT, Joan Calicchia (Michael) of Bennington and Robert May (Melody) of Kannapolis North Carolina; Eighteen grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren. His brothers and sisters, Beverly Simon, John May and Charles May along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by a daughter Bonnie Johnson, a son, William Roy Hessler, three brothers, Franklin, Richard and George May and two sisters, Barbara Milne and Joan Derby.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Wednesday April 19, at 7:00 pm

Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

If friends desire contributions in memory of William Hyatt May can be made to either the Vermont Veterans Home or the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos