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Doris Smith

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Doris M. Smith

1925-2009 BENNINGTON, VT Doris Mary Smith, 84, a resident of Bennington Health and Rehabilitation, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 29, 2009 following a long illness.

Born in Flushing, N.Y., on Jan. 20, 1925, daughter of Carmine and Mary Orsillo Cavalluzzi, she received her education in Flushing. Doris married James M. Smith on April 27, 1949. He predeceased her on Aug. 9, 2001.

Doris had been employed at the Pulman Railroad Company in New York City, and that is where she met James. After several years, she went to work for the Petro Oil Company, also in New York, as a billing clerk, until her retirement.

Doris and Jim enjoyed extensive travel, but were partial to their cottage on Cape Cod, Mass. Doris had been an active volunteer at the Flushing Manor Nurse and Rehabilitation Center, and she enjoyed all activities sponsored by AARP. She was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church in Flushing.

Doris leaves two sisters: Mary Ann Cavalluzzi, of Bennington, and Bellinda DeFilippis and her husband, Arthur, of Syosset, N.Y., and one brother, Michael Cavalluzzi, of Bennington; five nieces, Ann Jorgensen and her husband, Richard, of North Bennington, Michelle Cavalluzzi, of North Bennington, Barbara Higgins and her husband, Alan, of Bennington, Eileen Cavalluzzi, of Bennington and Jean Campbell, of Bennington; two cousins, Frances DeFilippis, of Syosset, and Bart DeFilippis, of Syosset, also her great niece and nephews; Erik Jorgensen, Lauren Jorgensen, Thomas Jorgensen and MacLaine Campbell.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main Street in Bennington, VT., with the Rev. Julien LaFlamme officiating.

Interment will take place in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery in Flushing, N.Y., privately.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.



Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 31, 2009
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