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Doris M. Bourgeois Obituary
Doris M. Bourgeois, 87, of Division Street, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at home, following a brief illness.
Born in Cohoes, N.Y., on Feb. 22, 1926, she was the daughter of Wilfred and Elise (Heppelle) Bourgeois. She received her education in Bennington and was a 1945 graduate of Bennington High School.
In earlier years, Doris was employed at the Bradford Mill and Union Carbide Corporation. At the time of her retirement in 1985, she was employed at the Elaine Toolan Institute of Medical Research where she had worked for 24 years.
Doris was a member of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church and a member of St. Anne's Society. She was a former longtime member of the Girls City League bowling team at the Bennington Lanes.
Her hobbies and interests include knitting, crocheting, and playing cards. She was an especially good cook and enjoyed cooking for her many friends and family.
Survivors include four sisters, Cecile Short, Rachael Kinney, Joan Dorman and Marie Langevin, all of Bennington; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Connie Bourgeois of Bennington and Donald and Anita Bourgeois of Leland, N.C.; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Doris was predeceased by four sisters and a brother, Claire E. Smith, Yvonne Brunet, Helen Lampron, Eleanore Cahill and Roosevelt Bourgeois.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. with a prayer and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 11:30 a.m. where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered.
Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m. All members of the St. Anne's Society are asked to meet at the funeral home on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. for the recitation of the Rosary for Doris Bourgeois.
Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions in memory of Doris Bourgeois may be made to either VNA & Hospice of Southwestern Vermont Health Care or the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 3, 2013
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