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Edwin Hendrickson.

CLINTON - Edwin Uno Hendrickson, 97, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 1.

Mr. Hendrickson is survived by his wife Shirley (Mitton) Hendrickson; his sister, Betty Ann Gadomski of Clinton; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. He is predeceased by his sister, Irene Wallat, and brothers, Hugo and John Hendrickson.

He was born and raised in Clinton, son of the late John and Siiri (Juutilainen) Hendrickson, and was a lifelong resident. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Clinton High School Class of 1931. Mr. Hendrickson was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the Third Armored Division 486th in the European Theater. He served as sergeant from 1942 through 1945 as part of a frontline outfit that participated in five campaigns throughout Europe including the Battle of the Bulge and Normandy.

Upon his return, he joined his father and siblings as a self-employed painter, owning and operating Hendrickson Brothers for more than 40 years. Mr. Hendrickson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton, he held membership with the Clinton Fish and Game, Worcester County Beekeepers Association, Eastern Mass. Beagle Club, Eight Point Sportsman's Club, NRA, GOAL, Berlin Seniors, Nature Conservancy and Clinton Conservation Commission.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 6, at 11 a.m. in the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton. Calling hours will be held in the funeral home prior to services on Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Edwin Uno Hendrickson to: Shriner's Hospital for Children-Boston, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. Online condolences may be placed at

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Date:May 6, 2011
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