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Clare B. Fairbanks

1913-2010 EAST DORSET Clare Barton Fairbanks, 96, a resident of Village Street in East Dorset, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vt.

Born in Croydon, N.H., on May 20, 1913, daughter of Chester and Annie Hafford Barton, she received her education in Croydon, Newport and Claremont, N.H. schools, graduating from Steven's High School, class of 1930. Clare worked for Green Shoe Manufacturing, Co. in Boston, Mass. for 30 years. After going back to school for accounting classes, Clare worked for Boston Financial Company as a financial supervisor in Quincy, Mass. before moving to Vermont, where she volunteered for 19 years at the Wilson House in East Dorset.

Clare was an energetic and remarkable woman of great faith who was truly loved by her family and many friends. She enjoyed her volunteer work, exercise class, her dog and two cats and spending time with her family.

Clare leaves her daughter, Bonnie Lepper of East Dorset; her son, Edward Fairbanks Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandsons, Nelson Laplante, Michael Laplante, Kevin Laplante, Edward Fairbanks III and Christopher Fairbanks; eleven great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Fairbanks Sr., who passed away in 1981, and her siblings, Chester, Arthur, Walter, Bernard and Dewey Barton and Hazel Barton Mitchell.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Manchester. Interment will be held in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont, N.H. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be held Monday evening from 5-8 p.m. at BREWSTER FUNERAL SERVICE, 34 Park Place, Manchester, VT, when the family will be in attendance.

If friends desire memorial gifts may be made to The Wilson House or the Rutland Regional Hospital Intensive Care Unit or Palliative Care Department, c/o Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester, VT 05255. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Brewster Funeral Service, 34 Park Place, Manchester, VT

Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 15, 2010
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