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628 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: 802-442-2516
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William Brown

William W. Brown

Friday, December 16th, 1938 - Monday, August 5th, 2019
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William W. Brown, 80, a resident of Pleasant Valley Road in Bennington died Monday August 5, 2019 at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington following a long illness.

He was born in Granville, New York December 16, 1938. He was the son of the late Selden and Laura (Bowen) Brown. Bill received his education in Granville, New York and was a graduate of Granville High School. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He later graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with an Associate’s Degree.

Bill served in the United States Air Force.

In 1966 he married the former Carolyn Nichols at Saint Raphael’s Catholic Church in Williamstown, MA.

For 43 years Bill was employed at Tansitor Electronics/ Vishay as the Quality Control Manager from which he retired. Following his retirement Bill worked for Advanced Auto Parts

He was a former member of the Bennington Elks Lodge. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and traveling. His family was his main interest.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Brown of Bennington. A daughter Nancy Brown and her wife Tina Gallant of Pownal, VT and a son Robert Brown and his wife Valarie of Portland, Maine. A grandson Troy Brown of Portland. A sister, Audrey Godlewski of Au Sable Forks, NY and a brother Selden Brown of Homestead, Florida. Along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by a son William Brian Brown

Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Friday August 9, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 pm.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

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

If friends desire contributions in memory of William W. Brown may be made to 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

The family would like the thank Dr. Kim Fodor and Dr. Carol Salazar for their dedicated care and support.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    E. P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
    628 Main Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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  • Service

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 |
    Friday, August 9th, 2019
    E. P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
    628 Main Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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  • Interment

    Park Lawn Cemetery
    South Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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Margaret Brundige

Posted at 02:50pm
Carol, Nancy and family... I was so sorry to learn about Bill's passing …I know that words cannot truly convey the loss that you are feeling but please know that our thoughts are with you. Maggie and Kevin Brundige

Chris and Kelly Godlewski and Family

Posted at 08:40pm
We will miss you, Uncle Bill. Prayers, love, and hugs to Aunt Carol, Nancy, and Bobby.
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Jessica Archambault

Posted at 11:52am
We sure had a lot of fun back in our Bennington days. Bill and Carol took us in and treated us just like family. Bill had such a gentle soul and the biggest heart. Hugs to all of you and please know that we are thinking of you. Steve and Jess Archambault

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Posted at 05:19pm
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