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Brigitte Hegemann died on November 3rd , 2017 at age 91. She was born in Burg bei Magdeburg a German town on the Elbe river where American and Russian troops met concluding the war in 1945. Trained as a ballet dancer she spent the tumultuous years after the war dancing during the winter with a dance group and traveling with a circus during the summer. Later she learned stenography and was employed as a secretary.

Brigitte married Manfred Hegemann while he worked for the U.S. Government in Germany.

She is survived by her husband Manfred, three children, Ingeborg, Karl Werner and Margaret, two son in laws Joe Clark and John Monachelli and four grand children Taylor and Lauren Clark and Natalie and Nadine Monachelli.

During the years when the children were growing up, she took painting classes at Hunter College. Brigitte produced numerous paintings in oil and watercolor. Some of these are in private collections, others hang in her home. She also applied her artistic talents to creating quilts and stuffed animals for her grandchildren. She did the bookkeeping for her husband's consulting business and was a first reader at the Nyack, NY Christian Science Church.

There will be a gathering for her family and friends on Sunday, November 19 between 2:00 and 5:00 at the Hegemann house to remember her life.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 5, 2017
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