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Alyce L. Hoffmeister

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BUSKIRK, N.Y. -- Alyce L. Hoffmeister, 72, wife of James E. Hoffmeister, a resident of Turnpike Road, Buskirk died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Eagle Bridge on Jan. 25, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Martha (Eddy) Charlestream. She received her education in the Eagle Bridge, Bennington, Vt. and West Lebanon, N.H. schools.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoffmeister were married Sept. 28, 1958 in North Bennington.

In earlier years, Mrs. Hoffmeister was employed doing private duty homecare. Her home and family were her main interest. She also enjoyed music, cooking, entertaining, the outdoors, nature, and was an avid gardener. She was a faithful supporter of her church and community.

Survivors include her husband James E. Hoffmeister of Buskirk; a daughter Wendy J. Hoffmeister of Buskirk; a son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Sarah Hoffmeister and two grandchildren, Hannah and Caleb Hoffmeister, all of Ashfield, Mass.; three sisters, Jean Howe and her husband James of Shaftsbury, Lois Holton of Bennington and Audrey Geggatt of Cape Cod, Mass.; a sister-in-law Shirley Charlestream of Bristol, Vt.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Hoffmeister was predeceased by a son-in-law Scott Leake and a brother Norman Charlestream.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Alyce Hoffmeister will be held Friday, Dec. 5, 2003 at 7 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Houghton Lane in Bennington with Alyce’s nephew Pastor David Holton of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Cullman, Ala. officiating.

Burial will take place at Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge. at the convenience of the family.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Alyce Hoffmeister may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Intensive Care Unit through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 2, 2003
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