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BENNINGTON -- Beatrice Stratton, 90, widow of Lewis E. Stratton, a former resident of Soule Street, Bennington, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at the home of her daughter, Beatrice Welch in Bennington following a long illness.

Born in Taunton, Mass., Dec., 19, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillian (Richards) Paquin. She received her education at Sacred Heart School and Bennington High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Stratton were married at Scared Heart Church in Bennington on Aug. 28, 1939. Mr. Stratton died May 31, 2002.

In earlier years Mrs. Stratton was employed at the bus station in Bennington. She was a lifetime member of Court St. Andrew, Catholic Daughters of America.

Mrs. Stratton was very fond of gardening and especially loved growing roses in her gardens.

Survivors include four children, Richard Stratton and his wife Nancy of Beacon, N.Y., Diane Urfer of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Beatrice Welch and her husband Robert of Bennington and Peter Stratton of Bennington; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Stratton was predeceased by a daughter, Joan Stratton; four brothers and three sisters, Charles Paquin, Raymond Paquin, Edward Paquin, Richard Paquin, Marianna Nash, Lorraine Caron and Lillian Paquin.

The funeral will be held from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, 2 p.m. where the Mass of Resurrection will be offered.

There will be calling hours.

Burial will take place in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mrs. Beatrice Stratton?s memory may be made to the Bell Tower Fund at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 6, 2007
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