October 20, 1923 - November 6, 2013

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KENNISON, ERNEST “ERNIE,” 90, of West Berlin, died November 6, at Central Vermont Medical Center. He was born Oct. 20, 1923, in Morristown, the son of Vernon and Etta (Brown) Kennison. He attended Warren schools. He worked on many Northfield area farms as a young man. He joined the United States Army and served in the European-African-Middle Eastern theater of operations during World War II, receiving several citations for his service as an anti-aircraft gunner. Following the war, he owned and operated a trash removal business on the weekends and worked full time as a stone cutter, working at many granite sheds in central Vermont. He was married to Rose Tassie for more than 50 years. She predeceased him. He later married Beverly Carroll, who died in 2009. He was a member of St. Augustine Church in Montpelier, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Montpelier, American Legion in Northfield, Northfield Senior Center, a life member of the Berlin Fire Department, and the CB Channel Hoppers Club. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play hockey. Survivors include six children, Butch Kennison and Ellie Duquette, both of Northfield, David Kennison, of Barre, Rosalie Maxham and Trudy Law, both of Northfield Falls, and Tina Miller, of West Berlin; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two stepchildren; a sister, Viola Partlow, of West Berlin; and several half-siblings.

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