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George Edward Miner

July 20, 1920 February 7, 2007
George Edward Miner
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George Edward Miner St. Albans - George Edward Miner, 86, a lifelong area resident passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday February 7, 2007, at the Northwestern Medical Center with his loving family at his side. He was born in St. Albans, on July 20, 1920, the son of the late George H. and Julia (Sullivan) Miner. In St. Albans, on December 30, 1950, George married the former Edith Eleanor Underwood, who preceded him in death on August 23, 2004. George attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Burlington and following graduation from St. Mary’s High School in St. Albans, he went on to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army where he received the Bronze Star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon. He sailed aboard the S.S. Coolidge which was sunk during World War II. After thirty-one years of service as a paper machine operator, George retired from the Fonda Container Corporation in 1983. He was a member, Past Commander and Past Department Chairman of the Robert E. Glidden Post #758, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the Green Mountain Post # 1, American Legion and the Paper Industry Union. Survivors include his children, Clifton Britch and his wife, Emily of Swanton, Patrick Miner and his wife, Karalene of Barre, Sheila Spaulding of Highgate Springs, Darlene Lehmann and her husband, Skip of Swanton, Gale Montgomery and her husband, Robert of Sheldon and Kathleen Gingras and her husband, Michael of Loundonville, New York, ten grandchildren, Dina Walker, Susanne Dunn, Julie West, Shannon Jette-Ly, Kevin Montgomery, Katie Montgomery, Cynthia Miner, Stephen Miner, Jason Gingras and Justin Gingras, four great-grandchildren, Chelsea West, Greg West, Morgan Smith and Marcus Smith, two nieces, Claire Orrock and Judy Blake and several cousins. In addition to his parents and his wife of fifty-three years, Edith, George was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen McCaffey and Mary Miner and his brother, Raymond Miner. A funeral service will be held on Saturday February 10, 2007, at 11:00 A.M. in the Heald Funeral Chapel, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans with the Reverend William Simmons, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of St. Albans officiating. George’s family will receive friends on Friday from 4-7 PM at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Prayers of Committal and full military honors will be later this spring at the family lot in the St. Albans Bay Cemetery. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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