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Anne Kovage LaFlamme

1917 - 2014 BENNINGTON Anne Kovage LaFlamme, 96, passed away on Friday May 16, at the Emeritus at Filmore Pond in Bennington. Anne was born on Oct. 23, 1917, in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., daughter of Anna Lugas and Stanley Kovage. She attended St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls. In 1936, she married Anthony LaFlamme of Bennington, and they made their home in Burlington, Vt. While in Burlington, Anne attended the Elie Academy of Beauty Culture and became a licensed beautician in 1963. After a brief internship, she opened Anne's Beauty Shop, which she operated until 1998 from the basement of her long time residence on Pearl Street. Anne was an advocate of physical fitness long before it became a trend. She walked daily, practiced Yoga, and started downhill skiing in her fifties. She took great pride in her Lithuanian heritage and after studying Russian language at UVM, made a trip to Vilnius, Lithuania in 1988, to explore her parents' homeland. A devoted Catholic, Anne received her Holy Sacraments from Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls, which she rejoined after return to the village in 1998. While in Burlington, she was a faithful communicant of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where she sang in the choir and was a long-time member of the Third Order of Franciscans. She was the last surviving member of her generation, predeceased by her brothers Stanley, John, Charles, and Anthony. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Susan Ratzan, M.D., Charles Kovage, Jr., Karen Arnold, Michael Kovage, Kimberly Hayden, Joan Kay, Katherine Reed, Constance Newell, Paul Kovage, Anthony Kovage Jr., and Thea Hambright, and many grandnieces and grandnephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, May 19, at 12 p.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery, in Hoosick Falls. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the care of the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, New York. Memorial contributions may be made to either St. Mary's Academy or the VNA and Hospice at Southern Vermont Health Care through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 17, 2014
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