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Anna C. de Bruin

1921-2010 MANCHESTER, VT Anna Catharina (van der Schoot) de Bruin, 88, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2010.

Born May 22, 1921, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, she was the daughter of the late Arnoldus and Catharina (van den Elshout) van der Schoot.

She married Eimert C. de Bruin on June 20, 1950, in the Netherlands. Her husband of 45 years predeceased her on Dec. 8, 1995.

They immigrated to the United States with their children June 1961. They lived in Newtown, Conn., until retiring to Vermont in 1987.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and gardening. If the weather was nice, you could always find her outside. Birthdays were always special to her, and she always joked about turning her age around if it was to her benefit.

She was a dedicated Blood donor with the Red Cross. She donated over 23 gallons over her lifetime.

She leaves her son, Johannes "John" de Bruin of Mt. Tabor, Vt.; her daughter, Catharina "Karin" Hegedus and her husband, Joseph, of Manchester, Vt.; grandsons, Paul Hegedus and his wife, Rebecca, and son, Stirling, of Pawlet, Vt., and Stephen Hegedus and Meredith Harding of San Francisco, Calif.; granddaughters, Larissa de Bruin of Manchester, and Carina de Bruin of Mt. Tabor, Vt.; and a step-granddaughter, Tricia Hegedus and her children, Jonathan and Jennifer, of Balston Spa, N.Y.

She was predeceased by her two sisters, Cornelia (van der Schoot) Besters in 1984, and Petronella (van der Schoot) Barkhuijzen in February 2010.

MEMORIAL NOTICE: There will be no calling hours. A service of remembrance will be held at BREWSTER'S FUNERAL HOME, 34 Park Place, Manchester, Vt., on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Neighbor to Neighbor Organization in care of Brewster's Funeral Service.

To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner from May 24 to May 27, 2010
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