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Dorothy Davidson Coleman

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ARLINGTON -- Mrs. Dorothy Davidson Coleman, 100, a longtime resident of Battenkill Drive and more recently of Equinox Terrace in Manchester, died Tuesday evening Feb. 15, 2005, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

Mrs. Coleman was born in Port Huron, Mich., on May 6, 1904, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Edith (Stokes) Davidson. She was a graduate of Mt. Vernon Seminary in Washington, D.C., and was married to Thomas B. Coleman on June 16, 1928, in Omaha, Neb. Mr. Coleman predeceased her in 1974. Prior to relocating to Arlington more than 40 years ago, she had lived in Montpelier, Portland, Ore., Omaha and Rye, N.Y.

Mrs. Coleman was a communicant of St. Margaret Mary’s Church in Arlington and a member of the Ladies Sodality. She was also a member of the Arlington Garden Club and had worked as a volunteer as a Gray Lady at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

She is survived by her three sons, James E. Coleman of Huntington Beach, Calif., J.M. Coleman of New York City and Thomas B. Coleman of Brooklyn, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, James Davidson and John Davidson.

The liturgy of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary’s Church with the Rev. George Dupuis, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman family lot in St. Columban’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts in memory of Mrs. Coleman be made to the Martha Canfield Library in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home Arlington Chapel, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250.

For directions or to send condolences to the family of Mrs. Dorothy Coleman, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 17, 2005
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