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Barbara J. Becker

1935-2010 BENNINGTON Mrs. Barbara Jean Becker, 74, a resident of Willow Road in Bennington, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born in Bennington, April 6, 1935, daughter of Gilbert and Hazel Stratton Mattison, Barbara received her early education at the White Chapel School and was a 1953 graduate of Bennington High School.

She married Rolland L. Becker July 4, 1953, at Saint Peters Episcopal Church in Bennington.

Barbara was employed as a battery inspector at the Union Carbide Corporation from which she retired in 1993.

Barbara was a member of the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church where she was a historian and a member of the United Methodist Women where she served as vice president for four years. She was a former member of the Shaftsbury Grange and had volunteered as a Gray Lady at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Her home, family, and helping others was her main interest.

She leaves her husband, Rolland L. Becker, of Bennington; yhree sons, Kevin L. Becker of Bennington, Clifford R. Becker and his wife, Susan, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and Craig M. Becker and his wife, Patti, of Bennington; three grandchildren, Marie Becker, Jason Becker and Todd Becker, all of Bennington; two great-grandchildren, MacKenzie Becker and Evan Becker, both of Bennington; three brothers, Gilbert Mattison Jr. and Bev Flynn of Bennington, Andrew Mattison and his wife, Patricia, of Shaftsbury; and a sister, Deborah Giroux and her husband, Keith, of Bennington, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves two very special friends, Dot Blodgett and Pat Becker, both of Bennington.

She was predeceased by a brother, Herbert Mattison, and a nephew, Stephen Mattison.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church on Monday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. The burial will take place in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may call at the Shaftsbury Methodist Church on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

If friends desire contributions may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center through the office of THE MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT.

Published in Bennington Banner from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2010
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