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Charlene Bancroft

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Charlene Bancroft

1932 - 2013 NORTH ADAMS Charlene (Wellman) Bancroft of 85 Eagle Street, died Wednesday April 24, 2013, at her home.

Born in Readsboro, Vt., on Feb.17, 1932, a daughter of Charles and Mary (Dix) Wellman, she attended schools in Readsboro and Whitingham.

Mrs. Bancroft was a homemaker and devoted mother. She was a founding member of the Fireman's Auxiliary in Readsboro along with Lena Comai, serving as President for many years. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Readsboro.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Readsboro, Vt., and then, after moving to Manchester, a member of the First Baptist Church there.

Mrs. Bancroft was pre-deceased by two husbands, Raymond Bowen, who died Nov. 15, 1987, and Kenneth Bancroft, who died March 8, 2006.

She is survived by her first husband, Clarence Ross, Jr.; three daughters, Deborah Matteson of Manchester, Vt., Donna Marie Walker of East Arlington, Vt., and Rebecca Ruth Ward of Manchester, Vt.; a son, Gary Ross of East Arlington, Vt.; a brother, John P. Wellman, and his former wife, Carol Wellman, of New Hampshire, 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Diane Louise Ross; by a son, Gilbert John Ross, and by a sister, Ida Golledge.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Per Mrs. Bancroft's request, there will be no services. Burial will be at a later date in the Factory Point Cemetery, Manchester, Vt.

Donations may be made to the North Adams Ambulance Service in care of the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS, CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. For further information please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 27, 2013
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