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Barbara Goddard

1932-2012 BENNINGTON, VT Mrs. Barbara Goddard, 80, died peacefully on August 14th 2012 at the Centers For Living & Rehabilitation Center in Bennington after a brief battle with cancer.

Born in Dorset Vermont in 1932, she was the daughter of the late Paul, Sr. and Ailene Ennis. She is survived by her husband Richard with whom they have been married for 57 years; her daughter, son-in-law and grandson Susan, Aaron and Joshua Brace of Sunderland; her son and granddaughter Rick and Ashley Goddard of Sunderland; her granddaughter and great granddaughter Aysia Goddard and Hailey Willette of Jamaica; her brother, sister-in-law and nephews Paul, Anna, Paul Jr. and Steven Ennis of Sunderland and many cousins.

Barbara grew up in Sunderland, received her education at Arlington Memorial High School and later graduated from St. Joseph's College. She was employed as a dispatcher for the Vermont State Police at the Shaftsbury Barracks where she worked for 44 years from 1952 to 1996. She loved her job and the many people she met and had the opportunity to work with. After retiring, she became active with the Northshire Seniors, volunteering at the blood banks, the Manchester Thrift Shop, the Christmas Stocking Program and Warm The Children.

She enjoyed life and spending time with her family and friends. She was a dedicated grandmother and spent time at Lake Champlain, having family & neighborhood picnics, camping, reading, and traveling with family and close friends.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Barbara will be held Monday morning August 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home Arlington Chapel Route 7A Arlington, Vermont. Interment will follow in the family lot in Ira Allen Cemetery in Sunderland. Visiting hours will be held Sunday August 19, 2012 at Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home Arlington Chapel Route 7A Arlington, Vermont from 3 to 5 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Barbara Goddard Athletic Scholarship Award through Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250. As a dedicated grandmother, Barbara committed herself along with her husband, to attending all of her granddaughter's and grandson's sporting games, home and away, missing only those during brief hospital and rehab stays. In her honor, two athletic scholarships will be awarded - one to Arlington Memorial High School and one to Leland and Gray High School.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home Route 7A Arlington, Vermont.


Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 18, 2012
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