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Bernadette LaPerle

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Bernadette LaPerle

1949 - 2016 POWNAL, VT Bernadette T. LaPerle, formerly Bernadette Marsden, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the age of 67. The daughter of Robert and Evelyn (McKenna) Lane, Bernadette was born in Springfield, VT on January 5, 1949, and later resided in the Bennington, VT area for more than 50 years. Bernadette is survived by her husband, John LaPerle of Pownal, VT. Three daughters; Becky (Scott) Farrington of Bennington, Andrea (John) Hennelly of Boston, and Tina (James) Mathers of Bennington. A stepson, Steven (Cindy) Marsden of Bennington. Six grandchildren; Luke and Abby Farrington, Jack and Coleman Hennelly, Jami Mathers, and Heather McManigle. She is also survived by a brother, Bertram (Edith) Lane of Woodford. Bernadette was predeceased by her loving son, Barry James Marsden. Bernadette was devoted to her children and worked for many years as a stay at home mom. Bernadette later worked as a Bank Teller for 25 years at Vermont National and Chittenden Banks in Bennington, VT. She was also a member of the Pownal Legion Auxiliary for 15 years. Bernadette was known for her kind personality, warm smile, and her love for friends and family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed camping in the summer months and living in North Port, FL during the winter months with her husband and dog, Olivia. FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 3 to 5p.m., with a memorial service immediately following at 5p.m. If friends desire contributions in memory of Bernadette may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter or the Pownal Rescue Squad through the office of Mahar and Son Funeral Home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 26, 2016
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