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Barbara L. Cipperly

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HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Barbara L. Cipperly, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, Vt. She resided on Cipperly Road in Hoosick with her husband Waldo Cipperly to whom she was married for 48 years last October.

She was born March 5, 1933 in Petersburgh, daughter of the late Lawrence and Hazel (Shufelt) Hewitt. Barbara graduated from Berlin High School in 1951. She then went to work for Behr Manning in Troy, until she married Waldo. She later returned to work at Hoosac School retiring after 28 years in 1998. She was a member of the Petersburgh Baptist Church and the Hoosick Grange.

Barbara’s interests were many including gardening and her flowers. She enjoyed traveling, rug hooking, the family camp at Hedges Lake, shopping and especially spending time helping others. She and Waldo liked to make quick detours into McDonalds for a “bite to eat” or “just a little something.”

Survivors other than her husband Waldo include a daughter Joan Cipperly of Hoosick; two sons Ralph Cipperly and his wife Norma of Hoosick Falls and Glenn Cipperly of Hoosick Falls; two granddaughters Michelle Lindsey and her husband Michael of Petersburgh, Meghan Cipperly of Hoosick Falls; two great-grandchildren Tyler and Macy Lindsey; two sisters Arlene Zwinge of Hoosick Falls and Rita Bak of Pittsfield, Mass.; a brother Rolland Hewitt of Petersburgh; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. from the Petersburgh Baptist Church. Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls Friday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. and evening 6-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the Patient Resource Corporation, a fund that helps cancer patients with their needs, the Petersburgh Baptist Church Handicap Fund or the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2004
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