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Clara Marjorie Burton Brush

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ARLINGTON -- (Clara) Marjorie Burton Brush, 95, a resident of Historic Route 7A in Arlington, died on Sunday evening, April 18 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington.

Mrs. Brush was born on May 31, 1908 in Bedford County, Va., the daughter of Joel William and Clara (Clark) Burton. She was a 1931 graduate of the University of Rhode Island and was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority there. Mrs. Brush married Lawrence Paul Brush on Aug. 21, 1937 in Chepachet, R.I. Mr. Brush died on Feb. 1, 1996.

After receiving a BS degree at the University of Rhode Island, Mrs. Brush taught schools in Arlington and Poultney. Active in many community affairs, Mrs. Brush was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and served with the Women of St. James. She was also a member of the Arlington Garden Club, the Townscape Committee, volunteered at the Martha Canfield Library, served on the building committee of the Fisher Elementary School and was a Girl Scout leader. Mrs. Brush also was a subject in the Norman Rockwell painting “The Country Doctor.”

Mrs. Brush is survived by her daughter Ann Brush Mason and husband Kenneth of Hudson, N.H.; grandchildren, Scott Raymond Mason and wife Lisa of Derry, N.H. and Caroline Mahala Mason of Nashua, N.H.; great-grandson, Konnor Raymond Mason; and a brother, John Joel Burton of New Jersey.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Brush was predeceased by a son, John Joel Brush, who died in 1961, a brother William Hawley Burton, and two sisters Caroline Amanda Burton and Mary Elizabeth Burton.

A service of celebration of the life of Marjorie Brush will be held on Wednesday, April 21 at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Arlington with the Rev. Bradford Clark, rector, officiating. Interment will follow in the Brush family lot at Evergreen Cemetery in Arlington. There are no calling hours planned.

Expressions of sympathy to Mrs. Brush’s family may be made with flowers or memorial gifts to the Martha Canfield Library in care of the Arlington Chapel of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 20, 2004
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