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Elfriede "Frieda" Taff

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Elfriede "Frieda" Taff 1922 - 2009 POWNAL Elfriede "Frieda" Taff, 86, a former resident of Church Street, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the Whittier Nursing Home in Ghent, N.Y. Born in Heilbronn, Germany, on Oct. 10, 1922, Frieda was the daughter of John and Frieda Schellenberger Spressert. At the age of 2 1/2, she immigrated to the United States with her parents and settled in New Jersey. She graduated from Irvington High School in 1940 and worked in her father's bakery. In 1942, she married the late Wilbert Taff and eventually moved to Pownal, where Frieda raised her family. In earlier years she was employed as a waitress. In 1979, Frieda joined the food service program at Williams College where she was employed until her retirement in 1988. She continued to work at Williams College on a part-time basis until 1998. For many years, Frieda was an active member of the Pownal Senior Citizens Club. She leaves three daughters and a son, Ellen (Joseph) Mormando of Hudson, N.Y., Linda Jelley of Palm Bay, Fla., Judy (Jeff Eade) Smith of Jacksonville, Fla., and Robert (Denise) Taff of Bennington; six grandchildren, Lisa, Lori, Jennifer, Susan Stephen, and William, and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Judy) Spressert of Springfield, N.J., and two nieces, Suzy and Laura. MEMORIAL NOTICE: A Memorial Service will be held at the Methodist Church in Pownal on July 18, time to be announced at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Pownal Rescue Squad or to the Pownal Fire Department in the name of Elfriede Taff through the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201 Guest book condolences may be made online at www. maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on June 16, 2009
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