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Dorothea Barber

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Dorothea H. Barber 1910-2011 BENNINGTON Dorothea H. Barber, age 100, a resident of the Bennington Health and Rehabiliation, died on Thursday, July 28, 2011. She was born in Lowell on July 29, 1910, and was the daughter of the late George and Rena Hardy. She received her education in Lowell and Newport. Dorothea is the widow of Leon LaCross and Henry Brown. For many years she was employed in the Vermont Veterans Home in the housekeeping department. After her retirement she did housekeeping in various private homes in the Bennington area. She enjoyed dancing, playing Bingo, and crocheting. In her earlier years, she was an avid horseback rider. Mrs. Barber was an active member of the Bennington Moose Lodge, the American Legion Post Auxiliary in Bennington, and the VFW Post Auxiliary in Bennington. Survivors include her children, Glenna Jones of Bennington, Barbara Allen of Bennington, Dorothea Hart of North Carolina, George LaCross of Deep River, Conn., Ruby Coyne of Bennington, Mary Jane Brunnell of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and Albert LaCross of Rutland. She leaves many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Barber was predeceased by her sons, Leroy, John and Leon; and her three brothers and nine sisters. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning, August 2, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main Street, Bennington, Vt. Interment will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Members of the Bennington Moose Lodge are asked to meet at the funeral home on Monday at 6:15 p.m. for services. Members of the American Legion Post #13, Auxiliary are asked to meet at the funeral home at 5:30 p.m. to conduct services. Members of the VFW Auxiliary are asked to meet at the funeral home at 6 p.m. to conduct services.

Published in Bennington Banner on July 30, 2011
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