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Dorothy W. Bowhall

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Dorothy W. Bowhall died peacefully and surrounded by family Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center. She was 77 years old.

Born Dorothy Helen Washburn on Jan. 5, 1929, in Lock Have, Pa., to Henry and Olive Washburn, the youngest of three children. Dorothy spent her childhood in Ogdensburg and Philadelphia, N.Y. She graduated from Philadelphia High School in 1947 and married Earl Martin Bowhall from Antwerp, N.Y., on Aug. 21, 1948, upon his return from the service in Europe in World War II.

They made their home in Philadelphia, N.Y., and raised three children. During their years there, she worked as a housewife and mother, together with a number of years as a lab technician for Drs. Sturtz, Brown and Farrell in Watertown. She was an active member of the Philadelphia Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. After raising their family, they relocated to Reading, Pa., where they lived for 26 years. After she retired from 15 years of service at AT&T, they relocated to Cambridge. In recent months, she had been a resident of the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, Vt., and at the Hoosick Falls Health Center.

She was predeceased by her husband, Earl, on March 2 of this year. She is survived by her sister, Marjory Washburn of Cambridge and her three children; a daughter and son-in-law, Marjory Denise and Nickolas Furforo of Cambridge; two sons, Mark W. Bowhall of Cambridge, David M. and his wife, Nancy Bowhall, of Philadelphia, N.Y. Through them, she was the proud and happy grandmother of seven grandchildren: Al, Amy, Dory, Kellie, Troy, Corey and Cody, and six great-grandchildren: Kiley, Nickolaus, Paris, Morgan, Madelyn and Miranda. Dorothy was predeceased by her older brother, Frank Washburn, in 1982.

A joint memorial service for her and her husband Earl will be held on April 29, 2006, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post in Antwerp.

Friends who wish to make contributions in her memory may do so to the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 20, 2006
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