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Della Osgood

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BENNINGTON -- Mrs. Della Osgood, 86, a resident of Pleasant Street in Bennington died at her home on Saturday evening, following a long illness.

She was born in Bennington on Dec. 24, 1920, and was the daughter of the late Benny and Cora (Stratton) Prue. She received her education in Bennington schools. Della is the widow of Matthew Osgood who predeceased her in 1985.

Over the years, Della has been employed at Thomson Mills, in Bennington, and while residing in Petersburgh and Berlin, N.Y., she was employed at Seagroat Florists. After returning to Bennington, she has been a housekeeper in the area.

Della enjoyed cooking, sewing, collecting knick-knacks and family photos, but her main interest was her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Osgood is survived by five sons, Stratton Osgood of Maynardsville, Tenn., Charles Osgood of Bennington, Donald Osgood of Bennington, Jeffery Osgood and his wife, Marge, of Bennington and Alan Osgood and his wife, Cherie, of Pownal; her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Rick Greene of Shaftsbury. Della leaves 16 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She has one sister Cora Jordan of Gloversville, N.Y.

She is predeceased by her husband; her son Joseph Osgood; her daughter; Virginia Osgood; her sisters, Lorraine Prue, Rosey Bartlett, and Virginia Prue; and one brother, Lester Prue; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington..

Interment will follow in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery in Bennington.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 p.m. until the time of the services.

Memorial contributions for Della may be made to the Bennington Project Independence through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2007
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