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Donna Antognioni

1959 - 2015 BENNINGTON Donna Antognioni, 77, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2015 surrounded by her family. Donna was born October 4, 1938 in Troy, New York to Donald J. Degen and Anna M. Casey Degen. She received her education in Troy, NY and graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1956. She married John E. Antognioni on June 20, 1959 in St. Augustine's Church in Troy, NY. After the birth of her children, Donna and family moved to Bennington, VT in the spring of 1967. Once all her children were of school age, Donna began working at the Bennington Banner in August of 1969. She remained employed at the Banner for 44 years until her retirement in October 2013. Her family was her life. She enjoyed attending the school and sporting events of her children and later her grandchildren. She loved her New York Yankees and enjoyed shopping, particularly on her visits to New York City, Burlington and Charleston, SC. Donna is survived by her husband of 56 years, John; her children John (Barbara), and Robert (Beth); daughter-in-law Ellen; and her cherished grandchildren Emily, Rachel, Harrison, Kyle and Kevin. She is also survived by her sister Nancy Margulis; nephews Steven and Josh; uncle Joseph Degen and numerous cousins. Her parents and her son Gary, who passed in August 2013, predeceased Donna. SERVICES: As per Donna's request, there will be no calling hours A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart St Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church in Bennington at 11am on January 5th, 2016. A gathering to celebrate Donna's life will follow at the Bennington Moose Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Sacred Heart School or to a charity of your choosing through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at : www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 29, 2015
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