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Hundreds attend funeral for Rep. Gregory Clark

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Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday to pay their respects to Rep. Gregory Clark.

The legislator from Vergennes was killed in a car accident last week on his way to his job as a teacher at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol. As a long-time teacher, school board member, city councilor, deputy mayor and lawmaker, Clark touched the lives of countless people in Addison County. He was remembered for his kindness and his sense of humor.

Reverend Gary Lewis read aloud from a letter written by Clark's son Aaron.

"I am thankful that I will be able to not only tell my children what an amazing Grandpa he was, but that he was a blessing to so many more, and helped change the lives of many," Lewis read.

"Every day he brought an attitude and a message that today would be better, a better day than yesterday, and that tomorrow would be even better, and he brought it to his most important constituents: students," said Rick Desorda, one of Clark's colleagues.

Clark had just been elected to his sixth term in the Legislature. The governor will appoint a replacement, traditionally someone chosen by the deceased candidate's party.

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