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Dorothy Bernstein

1932 - 2014 BENNINGTON Dorothy B. Bernstein, 81, a resident of Orchard Road for 44 years, passed away Feb. 28, 2014, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, after a brief illness. Dottie was born in Boston, Mass. on Oct. 6, 1932, the daughter of the late Maurice and Ethel Pearlstein Cohen. She received her education in Boston schools, graduating from Brookline High School. After raising her family, she received her nursing degree from the Putnam School of Nursing in Bennington, and worked in the nursing field for 22 years. Dottie is survived by her husband, Robert Bernstein, of Bennington; two daughters, Margie Collins and husband, Bill, of North Bennington, and Sue Bernstein of Troy, N.H.; two sons, Dr. Charles Bernstein and wife, Wendy of Northampton, Mass., and David Bernstein of Tallahassee, Fla., and four loving grandchildren, Scott Collins, Stefanie Bernstein, Olivia Bernstein and Davis Bernstein. Dottie had the deepest love for Bob, her adoring husband of 62 years and for her children and grandchildren. Her other passion in life was her love of animals and nature. FUNERAL NOTICE: At the request of Dorothy and her family, there will be no formal funeral services or calling hours. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Dorothy's memory may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter in Shaftsbury, VT. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of HANSON-WALBRIDGE SHEA FUNERAL HOME, 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont.



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Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 3, 2014
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