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Dorothy C. Slater

1919-2010 BENNINGTON Dorothy Cecile Slater, 90, of Safford Street in Bennington, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at the Centers for Living and rehabilitation in Bennington.

Born in Rowe, Mass. on Sept. 3, 1919, daughter of Osmond and Clara Clement Day, she attended schools in Earlville, N.Y. and was a 1938 graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School. She attended Onondaga Business School in Syracuse, N.Y. and Southern Vermont College and Community College of Vermont in Bennington.

As a young woman, Dorothy studied at Alveine Theatrical School in New York and had also been a Powers model. During WWII Dorothy worked for the Navy at the Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Wash. In earlier years she worked at the former F.W. Woolworth and M.H. Fishman stores on Main Street in Bennington. She retired from the Town Bennington Recreation Department as a receptionist several years ago.

Dorothy leaves a daughter, Adeline McGuire; her grandchildren, Patricia McGuire, David McGuire and Tammy McGuire; and her cousin, Beatrice Morse.

She was predeceased by her brother, John Day, and a sister, Laura Johnson.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends may call at THE HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, 213 W. Main Street in Bennington on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, from 1-3 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. Burial will take place in Crosier Cemetery in Searsburg, Vt. in the spring.

To send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2010
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