NO. R-176.  House concurrent resolution in memory of Benjamin W. Hulett.


Offered by:  Representatives Miller of Shaftsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Corcoran of Bennington, Krawczyk, A. of Bennington, Krawczyk, J. of Bennington, Livingston of Manchester, Molloy of Arlington and Morrissey of Bennington.

Offered by:  Senator Sears of Bennington County and Senator Shepard of Bennington County.

Whereas, Benjamin Hulett, a native of Shaftsbury, graduated from the former North Bennington High School, and

Whereas, he served honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and earned two battle stars for his military service at Wussung Harbor, and

Whereas, he was an original member of the Shaftsbury Planning and Zoning Commission, and his tenure is remembered for his response to a multimillion‑dollar suit against the commission by humorously inquiring if payment could be made in cash, and

Whereas, he served for one and one-half years on the town’s selectboard and served on the local veterans committee, and

Whereas, he was the 14th licensed master electrician in Vermont, and he operated his own electrical contracting business, Hulett Electric, from 1963 until his recent death, and

Whereas, he took great pride in providing electrical services to the local school system, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in North Bennington, and the Shaftsbury town offices, often at reduced or no cost, and

Whereas, he derived great pleasure tending his tree farm and gardening, and

Whereas, Benjamin and Geraldine Hulett, with whom he shared a wonderful marriage, were husband and wife for 42 years until her death in 1995, and

Whereas, they jointly rehabilitated a rundown brick schoolhouse in Centre Shaftsbury which became the home of Geraldine’s Gatherings Gift Shop, and where her human touch and sense of humor were on constant display, and

Whereas, Benjamin and Geraldine were the parents of two daughters, Rebecca and Sharon, and a son, Benjamin, and had five grandchildren, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its condolences to the family of the late Benjamin Hulett, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to each of his children.