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Anna Mae Sweet

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BENNINGTON -- Mrs. Anna Mae Sweet, 86, widow of Richard A. Sweet, a resident of Chapel Road, Bennington, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003 at Crescent Manor Care Centers following a brief illness.

Born in Bennington Aug. 31, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Julia (Bump) Harrington. She received her education in the Bennington schools.

Mr. and Mrs. Sweet were married in Bennington Dec. 31, 1936. Mr. Sweet died Sept. 3, 1994.

In earlier years, Mrs. Sweet was employed at the Nancy Shoe Company in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. and the former Hoy Manufacturing Company and Wright Way Laundry in Bennington. Prior to her retirement she was employed at the Bennington Brush Company.

She enjoyed archery, bowling and all types of handcrafts. For many years Mrs. Sweet won the Vermont State Ladies Archery Championship in her class.

Survivors include three sons, Richard Sweet of Saratoga, N.Y., Frederick Sweet of Bennington and Roger Sweet of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sweet is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son and daughter, Robert Sweet and Rose Marie Sweet and also by a brother, Harold Harrington.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. George D. Eberley, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Bennington officiating.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

Burial will take place in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery.

Contributions in Mrs. Anna Mae Sweet’s memory may be made to either the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center or the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 22, 2003
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