Dorothy L. Mack
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1927 - 2013 BENNINGTON Dorothy L. Mack, 86, a resident of Chester Knoll, and more recently of the Vermont Veterans Home, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Born on Jan. 30, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Henry Collyer and Catherine (Doyle) Collyer. Dorothy received her education in Brooklyn schools.
Dorothy and Russell were married on Jan. 18, 1947, in Connecticut. Russell passed away on Sept. 10, 2010.
In earlier years, Dorothy was employed at New York Telephone, her husband's business, Remco, and later worked with her daughter at The Pea Pod in Bennington.
Her main interests were her family, home and church.
She served as the Sunday School Superintendent at the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 27 years and was active for 27 years with the United Methodist Women group. She was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and a member of the American Legion Women auxiliary.
Dorothy enjoyed knitting, reading, cooking and her trips to Maine. Her greatest love in life was time spent with her family and friends.
Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Mack of Bennington; a son, Russell Mack, and his wife, Dawn, of Bennington; three grandchildren, Kristin, Allison and Caitlin Mack of Bennington and two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Livingston and Fiona Moxley of Bennington. She also leaves a dear friend, Pat Becker of Bennington.
Her brothers, Jerry and Robert Collyer, have predeceased her.
FUNERAL NOTICE: At the request of Dorothy, there will not be any calling hours and her funeral and interment will be private. However, a celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, June 26, at 12 noon at the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church Hall, where a time of Fellowship will take place.
Memorials contributions may be made to the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church or the Second Chance Animal Shelter through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Arrangements are under the direction of the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME.
Guestbook codolences may be made at maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on June 24, 2013