Henry H. ChalifouxJanuary 29,2013
Henry H. ChalifouxHenry H. Chalifoux
BENNINGTON — Henry H. Chalifoux, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, from injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident near his home.
Born in North Adams, Mass., June 5, 1933, he was the son of Henry F. and Ora (Sawyer) Chalifoux.
He was a 1951 graduate of Drury High School in North Adams.
Mr. Chalifoux was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict, serving from 1951 to 1955.
In earlier years, he was employed as a draftsman at General Electric Co. in Pittsfield, Mass., and later worked at Warren Wire.
He married Dolores (Hoag) Coulter in Bennington, Jan. 24, 1971. After his graduation in 1975 from cosmetology school in Rutland, they operated Hair Fashions by Dolores for three years and then the Hairport for 18 years, as well as the Academy of Cosmetology.
Mr. Chalifoux enjoyed golf and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of North Bennington; two children, Cheryl Harrington of Bennington and David Chalifoux of Adams, Mass.; six stepchildren, Leia Sharpe of Eagle Bridge, N.Y., Harry Coulter, Alice Shaw, both of Bennington, Nadine Drake of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Scott Coulter of North Bennington and Kelly Coulter of Pownal; 23 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by four sisters and a brother.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Green Mountain Christian Center, 440 Main St. in Bennington, where a reception will follow. Pastor John Goyette will officiate.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home.
Private burial will be in Grandview Cemetery in North Bennington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vermont Heart Association, in care of Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor, Venus Genetrix; on this day in 1933, FBI agents in Memphis, Tennessee, arrest Machine Gun Kelly; Yves Rossi flies the English Channel with home-made jet-pack.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1852, Henri Giffard demonstrates the first steam-powered airship, sailing 17 miles from Paris to Trappes; on this day in 1877, Japanese imperial troops crush the Satsuma Rebellion, Saigo Takamori dies in Kagoshima.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: U.S. Rep. Peter Welch meets with Killington business owners, governor candidates debate, Gov. Shumlin discusses progress in anti-opiate campaign, Spanos trial venue moves to White River Junction.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1776, as Nathan Hale is hanged by British military authorities for spying, he utters his famous last words — or does he? In 1975, Sara Jane Moore attempts to kill President Gerald R. Ford in San Francisco.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Patrick McArdle reports and the theft of an $89,000 shotgun, police release a video of the Monday Castleton robbery, O'Gorman reports a lawsuit by a local man claiming his vehicle unlawfully seized, police leave him in cold.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Giles Corey of Salem, Mass., is pressed to death during the Salem witch trials; on this day in 1952, film comedian Charlie Chaplin, while traveling to England, is denied re-entry into the United States by U.S. attorney general.