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Anna Helena Wilbur Billings

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CLARKSBURG, Mass. -- Mrs. Anna Helena (Wilbur) Billings, 89, of Middle Road, died Monday morning April 10, 2006, at her home. She was born in Pittsfield on Jan. 20, 1917, a daughter of the late Milton O. Wilbur and Anna R. (Rooney) Wilbur. She attended schools in Pittsfield and graduated from Pittsfield High School.

She was first employed by the former WT Grant Store on Main Street in North Adams. She later worked at the former Ott & Berger auto dealership in Williamstown. She was last employed as a teller at the Berkshire Bank & Trust Co. for many years.

Mrs. Billings was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Adams.

She was a homemaker, and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department. She also served as a board member of the Clarksburg Council on Aging.

She enjoyed camping and traveling.

She was the widow of James W. Billings, who died on Feb. 29, 2004.

They were married on May 30, 1940.

Survivors include two daughters, Judith Ann Duquette of Clarksburg, with whom she made her home, and Nancy A. Yawn, and her husband, Charles, of Shaftsbury, Vt.; five grandchildren, Anna Lescarbeau and Jennifer E. Perry of North Adams, Edward Duquette Jr. of Clarksburg, Heather Bemis of Bennington, Vt., and Rhonda Young of Charleston, S.C.; 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Two sisters and a brother are deceased: Alice Nutt, Dorothy Wilbur and Milton Wilbur.

The funeral for Anna Billings will be held Friday, April 14, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home For Funerals, West Chapels, with the Rev. Joseph DeCosta, pastor of the First Baptist Church in North Adams, officiating. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday evening from 5 to 7. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church or to the Clarksburg Council on Aging in care of the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 12, 2006
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