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Albert E. Pemantel
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - Albert E. Pemantel,

91, died Thursday afternoon, September 25, 2008 at the Thompson House on Maple Street, Brattleboro, VT where he had been a resident since July of 2007.
Mr. Pemantel was born in Jamestown, RI on March 12, 1917, the son of August and Angelina (Estrella) Pemantel. He was raised and educated in Jamestown public schools.
He was a veteran of World War II proudly serving his country in the U.S. Navy as a carpenters mate on board the USS Rankin, stationed during the war in the Pacific theater of operation. He was honorably discharged from active service in December 1945.
Mr. Pemantel had been a resident of Vernon prior to moving to Brattleboro in 1948.
He had been employed as a carpenter at the Brattleboro Retreat from 1969 until he retired in March of 1980. Previously he had worked at Northfield Mount Herman School, for Peter Butinski Builders in Vernon and for Howard O’Bryan Construction Co. in Brattleboro. In his earlier years he had been employed at the former Cummer Co. in Brattleboro.
Mr. Pemantel was a member of Brattleboro Lodge No. 102 F&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies for over 50 years, held membership in the Cairo Shrine Temple in Rutland and was a member for over 50 years of the Order of Eastern Star, Bingham Chapter No. 30 in Brattleboro.
Additionally he was a member of the American Legion, Brattleboro Post #5 and the V.F.W. Carl M. Dessaint Post #1034.
One of his passions was restoring antique Ford Model A’s and he drove them in many local parades. One of his Model A stake body trucks was acquired and is currently in use at the Henry Ford Museum in Deerfield, MI. With his wife he was a longtime member of the Then & Now Car Club.
Mr. Pemantel was also an accomplished woodworker and boat builder, a craft he enjoyed since the tender age of twelve.
Of his other leisure time activities, he enjoyed hunting, gardening, travel and time shared with his family. He was a devoted and faithful husband and loving father and grandfather.
On April 10, 1943, in Vernon, he was married to Shirley Peck. His wife of 64 years predeceased him on October 30, 2007. Six brothers and three sisters also predeceased him.
Survivors include his two daughters; Carol Hubbard and husband Stuart and Tess Dunhoff and husband Don Fairley, and one grandson, Nathan Dunhoff, all of Huntington Beach, CA; a sister, Irene Teves of Newport, RI, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Memorial Service in celebration of his life will be conducted Friday, October 3, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Atamaniuk Funeral home with pastor Suzanne Curtis of First Baptist Church officiating. A reception will follow the services at the American Legion on Linden Street.
Burial with full military honors will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the Pemantel family lot in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery on Orchard Street.
Memorial contributions, in his name, may be made to Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05302 or to Shiners’ Children’s Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104-2396.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through the funeral home at www.atamaniuk.com

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