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Bermingham, Eldredge L.

Eldredge L. Bermingham U.S. Army WWII
Eldredge L. Bermingham U.S. Army WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 3/21/1925
Died On: 11/4/2004, 05155 South Londonderry, Windham, Vermont
Street Address: Pine Island
Service Number: 42030701
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII - 104th Timberwolf Infantry Division

Veteran Code: USARMY-49


BIOGRAPHY
 
Eldredge L. Bermingham was born in New York in 1925. In Rye his family lived on Pine Island. Eldredge enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

ldredge L. Bermingham served his country in the 104th Timberwolf Infantry Division where his unit fought for 195 consecutive days including in Aachen, Holland and the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the bronze star for bravery, the purple heart, the good conduct medal and the presidential citation.





Eldredge Bermingham Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Eldredge L. Bermingham of South Londonderry, Vt., died peacefully at home on Nov. 4, 2004, surrounded by his family. ''Woolly'' was 79 and battled cancer courageously. He was the loving husband of Pamela Bermingham and father of six children: Eldredge of Panama; Stephen of Miami, Fla.; Douglass of Bedford, N.Y.; Anne of Boulder, Colo.; Ned of Amhearst, N.H.; and Jill of Boulder, Colo. He is survived by them, their spouses and 13 grandchildren.

''Woolly'' was born March 21, 1925, in Rye, N.Y. He attended Rye Country Day School and graduated from the Taft School in 1943. Shortly thereafter, he served his country in the 104th Timberwolf Infantry Division where his unit fought for 195 consecutive days including in Aachen, Holland and the Battle of the Bulge .He was awarded the bronze star for bravery, the purple heart, the good conduct medal and the presidential citation.

After WWII, he attended Bowdoin College and graduated in 1949. In 1950, Eldredge married Pamela Macrae and worked in New York City in the advertising business for Life magazine and Saturday Evening Post. In 1959, Saturday Evening Post transferred him to Pittsburgh. The Bermingham family lived in Sewickley from 1959-1977. ''Woolly'' was instrumental in spreading the game of paddle tennis to the Midwest and was awarded the Green Jacket, APTA's highest honor.

He moved to Vermont in 1977 and worked in sales for Hand Chevrolet until his retirement in 1990. He was an avid sailor and sportsman. He will be missed and remembered by his family and friends. Contributions can be made to The Taft Class of '43 Memorial Scholarship Fund, The Taft School, Watertown, CT or The VT Land Trust, Montpelier, Vt. Services were held at the Zion Episcopal Church in Manchester, Vt.
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