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Elaine Alice Prentiss

1922-2014 Elaine Alice Prentiss, age 91, a resident of Gage Street in Bennington, died on Tuesday morning, January 7, 2014 at her home following a long illness. She was born in Bennington, VT, October 13, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Mordecai and Cassie (Wood) Tripp. She received her education in Bennington. She married Clayton J. Prentiss on July 6, 1946. In earlier years, Elaine was employed at the EZ Mill and for 22 years had been employed at the Union Carbide Corporation from which she retired. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. In earlier years, she had been an avid bowler and Red Sox fan. She enjoyed word search puzzles, and her cat, Sorrow and spending time at the family camp on Lake Champlain Her family was her main interest. Survivors include her husband, Clayton J. Prentiss of Bennington, a daughter Gail Arasim of Bennington and a son Richard Prentiss of Bennington. Three grandchildren; Chad Prentiss, Kelli Prentiss, and Tracy Arasim. Two great grandchildren, Jed and Eliza and three step-great grandchildren Larry, Kyle and James and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters, Raymond, Howard, and Earl Tripp, Hazel Gorman, Mildred Phillips, Gladys Knapp and Sarah Tripp, and her daughter-in-law Bonnie Prentiss. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral service will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, in Bennington on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 4:00PM, with the Reverend Gary Strubel, Rector of All Saints Episcopal Chapel in Hoosick, officiating. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 until the time of the service. Interment will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington on Friday afternoon, at 2:00PM Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT.05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net


Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 8, 2014
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