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Obituary: Earl R Benway, 1937-2016

Published June 3, 2016 at 5:30 a.m.
Updated June 3, 2016 at 3:48 p.m.

Earl R Benway
  • Earl R Benway

Earl R Benway died peacefully in Burlington at his residence on May 15th, 2016 at the age of 79.

Earl is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Earl and Lori Benway (Macdonough) of Underhill, grandchildren Cameron Benway of Lake Mary, FL and Keagan Benway of Underhill. He is preceded in death by his wife Diane Benway (Liberty) of Burlington.

Earl was born on May 21st, 1937 in Burlington, VT to Leo and Marion Benway (Lander). He attended Burlington High School. He married Diane Liberty on Sept 19, 1964. He worked in the taxi business ever since his father started a taxi company in Burlington. In the 70’s and 80’s he worked as a funeral director before starting his own taxi service in 1984 before retiring just a few years ago. During this time, he loved to travel all over New England for hockey trips with his son. Earl also looked forward to the summers when his grandson Cameron would come up to visit and drive around with him all over Burlington. He also enjoyed his time during breakfasts with his grandson Keagan.

Visitation will be from noon to one, with a service at one, on June 11th at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service with a reception to follow at Spare Time at 215 Lower Mountain View Dr in Colchester. All are welcome to attend . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Earl R Benway’s name at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington at 16 S Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401.

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