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Dorothy Flavin

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Dorothy Flavin "Dotty" 1934-2011 BENNINGTONDorothy ("Dotty") Flavin of Bennington, 77, died Thursday September 15, 2011 at her residence from leukemia, with her daughter by her side. Many will remember Dotty as the funny lady that said what was on her mind and her humor. She was fun to be around and made others feel better through laughter. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 28, 1934. She was the daughter of the John and Bertha (Heinrich) Peglow and a half sister to Joseph (Grant) Stevens. Dotty received her education in Brooklyn, N.Y. She married the late Thomas Flavin and they moved to Baldwin, N.Y., where they raised their family. Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Flavin of Bennington. Three sons, Michael Flavin of Malverne, N.Y., Alan Flavin of Freeport, N.Y., and Joseph Flavin of Medford, N.Y., Four grandchildren, Krista Flavin of Bennington, Jennifer Flavin of Long Beach, N.Y., Corey Flavin and Shelby Flavin both of Medford, N.Y. Dotty's employment included working on Wall Street, a dry cleaners on Long Island and also did housekeeping for homes, doctors offices and motels. She retired from the laundry department at the Crescent Manor Care Center in Bennington, Vt. Dotty enjoyed taking rides to visit her granddaughter Krista at Castleton State College and hanging out her daughter Kathy. Her family was her main interest but also enjoyed sitting in the backyard enjoying nature and visiting with friends. A visitation service will be held at a later date to be announced. If friends desire contributions in memory of Dorothy D. Flavin may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Cancer Center through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main Street Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net ..

Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 17, 2011
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