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Elizabeth A. "Betty" Hayes

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NORTH BENNINGTON -- Elizabeth A. “Betty” Hayes, 89, a resident of Sage Street, died on Wednesday evening Sept. 21, 2005, at The Prospect Nursing Home in North Bennington. Betty was born in Bennington on Oct. 6, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Ray and Helen (Tighe) Vail. Growing up in North Bennington she attended local schools and graduated from North Bennington High School. She continued her education at the Scudder Business College.

For many years Betty had worked at the Catamount National Bank (now Merchants Bank) in North Bennington. Following her retirement she volunteered her time and talent at the McCullough Library.

Betty was a devout member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in North Bennington. In earlier years she was active with the North Bennington PTA, her bridge club, flower gardening, and enjoyed sewing. She also enjoyed her many friends and family.

Betty leaves her daughter, Carole A. Hoffman of Vienna, Va.; two sons, William M. Hayes of Vancouver, British Columbia, and John T. Hayes of Turnersville, N.J.; her grandchildren, Jason Hoffman, Erin Hoffman Scruggs, Susan Hayes, Erik Hayes, Heather Hayes, Jessica Hayes and David Hayes; one great-grandson, Gavin Scruggs. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother Thomas Vail.

The liturgy of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Michael A. DeMasi, former pastor, officiating. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial gifts in memory of Betty Hayes may be made to the McCullough Library in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

To send condolences to the family of Elizabeth A. Hayes, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2005
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