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Harry Prentice of Bennington, Vermont


Harry Prentice of Bennington, Vermont
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2009 and Revised 26 Sep 2009

Update of 26 Sep 2009: Harry Prentice is #4(i) in our Winter 2002 Prentice Newsletter article entitled William. L. Prentice of Ireland and Verrnon, CT . That article now replaces this article.

1. Harry Prentice. He may have been b. c. 1920-1925 at an unknown location and d. Mar 2000 but gives no location.

He m. Marion D. Derby c. 1950. She was b. 16 Mar 1925 in Hartford, CT, and d. 19 Aug 2009 at the Vermont Veterans Home, Bennington, VT. She was the dau. of John M. Derby and Mary Hattie Derby of Hartford, CT. Her obituary in the Bennington, VT, Bennington Banner of 21 Aug 2009 reads as follows:

    Marion D. Prentice

    Marion D. Prentice 1925 - 2009 BENNINGTON Marion D. Prentice, 84, passed away on Aug. 19, at the Vermont Veterans home after a long illness. She was born on March 16, 1925 in Hartford, Conn., to John M. Derby and Mary Hattie Derby of Hartford, Conn.

    She received her education in Manchester, Conn. Marion was employed at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company with over 25 years of service, retiring in 1990. Her main interest was her family and her yard. Marion loved knitting and crocheting. She made many of her own clothes as well as gifts for others.

    She was pre-deceased by her husband of 59 years, Harry, who died in March of 2000, a son William who died in October of 1953 and a brother Randall E. Derby who died in 1948. Marion leaves two sons, Ronald H. Prentice and his wife, Barbara, of Eugene, Ore., and Robert G. Prentice and his wife, Dolores J. Kimball, of Shaftsbury, Vt.; granddaughter, Sara P. and her husband, Aaron Manela, of Eugene, Ore., and a great-grandson, Gabriel Herman Avraham Manela, step-grandson Brian Eric Kimball of East Greenbush, N.Y., brother, John M. Derby Jr. of Cedarville, Mich.; two sisters, Elizabeth and her husband, Donald Peterson, of South Paris, Maine, and Natalie and her husband, Neil Sedlak, of Staffordville, Conn, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home 325 North St. in Bennington on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at 2 p.m. with Chaplain Kenneth Coonradt officiating. The internment will take place at East Cemetery, East Center St., Manchester, CT on Tuesday Aug. 25, 2009 at 10 a.m. If friends desire contributions in memory of Marion D. Prentice may be made to either the or the Vermont Veterans Home Activities fund through the office of the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Published in Bennington Banner on August 21, 2009

Children of Harry and Marion per her obituary:

  1. William Prentice. He d. Oct 1953.
  2. Ronald H. Prentice. He m. Barbara. In 2009 they lived in Eugene, OR.
  3. Robert G. Prentice. He m. Dolores J. Kimball. In 2009 they lived in Shaftsbury, VT.

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