Monday, March 24, 2014

Clarence N "Sonny" Grover

Clarence N. “Sonny” Grover

Weathersfield, Vt. — Clarence N. “Sonny” Grover died on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Genesis Eldercare, Lebanon Center in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born on August 28, 1934 in North Springfield, Vt., the son of Clarence N. Grover Sr. and Mary (Snell) Grover. He attended school in Springfield before serving in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. Clarence Married Dorothy Lindgren On August 23, 1952 in Springfield. 

 He was employed for 31 years at Jones and Lamson, where he worked in the heat treatment division. Later, Clarence went on to work for several years at the Mack Molding Company in Cavendish, and finally for the Springfield School District. 

Clarence was very active for the town of Weathersfield, serving as the fire chief for the Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years, and as the Fire Warden for the town, an office that he held for 44 years. He enjoyed being outdoors, taking care of his property, visits from his grandsons and hosting family events.

Clarence was predeceased by five sisters; Ramona Komulainen, Helen Varney, Mary Austin, Florence Sain, and Evelyn Stonestreet.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy of Weathersfield; two sons, Richard G. Grover of Memphis, Tenn. and Matthew J. Grover of Bentonville, Ariz.; a daughter, Mary M. Hankins and her husband Dale of Sumter, S.C.; four grandsons, Austin, Dylan Grover, Andrew and Reese Hankins; three sisters, Esther Ballou of Vineland, N.J., Rachel Brown of White River Jct., Vt., and Althea Bender of Denver, Colo.; a brother in law, Ted Lindgren and his wife Flossie of Springfield, Vt.; three sisters in law, Lois Leary and her husband Dick of Chestnut Hill, Mass., Roberta Griswold of Roaring Branch, Pa., and Donna White and her husband Thomas of Danvers, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. 

A visitation will be held at the Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St, Springfield, Vt. on Friday, March 28 at 10 a.m. A service will follow at 11 a.m., Rev. Walter McDaniel of the Bow Baptist Church will officiate. Reception to follow at the VFW in Springfield.

Burial will be held at a later date in the Pine Grove Cemetery, North Springfield, Vt. The Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield was entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bow Baptist Church, PO Box 522, Ascutney, Vt. 05030 or the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 196, Perkinsville, Vt. 05151.

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