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Erma B. Kennedy

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Erma B. Kennedy 1925 - 2008 BENNINGTON Erma B. Kennedy, 83, widow of Edward C. Kennedy, of Grove Street died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, following a brief illness. Born in Bennington on Feb. 1, 1925, daughter of Walter and Mabel Haswell Becker, Erma received her education in the Bennington schools. She was a graduate of Bennington High School and Albany Business College. For many years prior to her retirement, Erma was employed at the Union Carbide Corporation. Over the years she enjoyed ceramics, bowling, and various craft projects. Her husband, Edward, whom she married Sept. 6, 1947, at the North Bennington Baptist Church died Feb. 16, 1982. She leaves a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Kennedy Brown and Bruce Brown of Newburyport, Mass.; a granddaughter, Tracy Harrington Miller and her husband, Christian Miller, of Amesbury, Mass.; a grandson, Todd Harrington and Amy Lester of Bennington; a great-grandson, Taylor Harrington; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Betty Becker of North Bennington; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Becker of Dover, Del., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Erma was predeceased by a brother, Loren Becker, and by her longtime companion, William Pineau. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at 11 a.m. from the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 9 until the time of the service. Burial will take place in the family lot at Park Lawn Cemetery. Should friends desire ,contributions in Erma Kennedy's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association of Vermont through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www. maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 3, 2008
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