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Barbara Ann Leonard

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BENNINGTON -- Barbara Ann Leonard, 58, a resident of Spring Street in Bennington, died unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at her residence. Barbara was bom in Bennington on April 27, 1948, and was the daughter of the late Charles Tidd and Cele (Mears)Long who survives.

She received her education in Bennington and is a 1966 graduate of Bennington High School. On Feb. 17, 1967 Barbara began working at Energizer in Bennington and was still employed there at the time of her death.

She was a member of the Women of the Moose. She enjoyed playing Bingo and shopping. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy.

Barbara is survived by one son and his fiance, Rick Leonard, and Becky Strout of Bennington; a daughter Darci Leonard of Bennington; six grandchildren, David Leonard, Kirsten Leonard, Dalton Gates, Deza-Rae Leonard, Ricky Leonard Jr. and Craig “C.J.” Guetti III. A step-grandson Colton Martel; her mother, Cele Long of Bennington; one brother, John Tidd of Bradenton, Fla,; three sisters, Jeanne Denette and her husband, David, of Shaftsbury, Diane Marchinkowski and her husband, Thomas, of Pownal and Corrine Tidd of Bradenton, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her father, Charles Tidd, who died August 21, 2003, and her step-father, Richard Long, who died May 7, 1989.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at 1 p.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington with the Rev. Michael Morneault, officiating.

Interment will follow in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. The Women of the Moose will be conducting their service at 6:15 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2006
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