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Beatrice Shiland

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Beatrice M. Shiland 1934-2011 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Beatrice M. Shiland 76, passed away on Friday January 7, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont. She resided on Carey Avenue in Hoosick Falls and was the wife of the late Robert "Tink" Shiland who died on December 2, 2010. Bea was born on November 2, 1934 in Hoosick Falls, daughter of the late James and Alice (Colvin) Simmons. She graduated from Hoosick Falls High School in 1961. Bea was employed at Albany International Felt Company in Hoosick Falls and later in Albany, New York until retiring. She enjoyed bowling, playing card games and bingo. Bea cherished the time spent with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include her daughter Karen Tatro and husband Bill of Bennington, sister Marylou Simmons of Glens Falls, N.Y., grandchildren Meghan Wade and Joshua Tatro, great grandchildren Avery Wade and Kenlee Wade. FUNERAL NOTICE: Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Wednesday January 12 at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls with the Reverend Thomas Azar officiating. Burial will follow the service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the First Baptist Church or the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund through the funeral home. Following the committal services at Maple Grove Cemetery, the family would like to invite everyone to the Polish Hall on Mechanic Street in Hoosick Falls, for a time of sharing and remembrance.

Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 10, 2011
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