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Doris M. Sprague

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NORTH HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Doris M. Sprague, 70, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 at her home on Brady Lane. She was the wife of the late Everett Sprague Sr.

Doris was born Oct. 28, 1933 in Bennington, Vt., daughter of Philia and Louise (Teburge) Marcoux. She attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Bennington High School. Doris worked at Tansitor, Union Carbide and retired from Bijur after 26 years of service. After retiring, she worked at the Head Start program in Hoosick Falls.

Doris was a member of the Bennington Moose Lodge, VFW, St. Anne’s Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Hoosick Falls Senior Citizens and a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls. She was a member of the North Hoosick Fire Department auxiliary for 36 years and volunteered at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington for eight years.

Survivors include two daughters, Priscilla Sweet of Mariaville, and Tammy (Sprague) Poore of North Hoosick; three sons, Cedric (Rick) Sweet of Ballston Lake, Randolph Sweet of Schenectady, and Everett Sprague Jr. of Rochester; also survived by 13 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and five and a half great-grandchildren.

Doris is predeceased by daughters Roxanna (Sweet) Osterlund and Debra Jean Sweet, who died at two and a half months; a grandson Zane Sprague, who died at 13 days; and two brothers, Roger and Norbert Marcoux.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 10:15 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St., Hoosick Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street. Burial will follow the mass at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Rensselaer County Hospice or the North Hoosick Fire Department through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, 2004
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