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EAGLE BRIDGE, N.Y. -- Ethel Brown, 81, a resident of County Route 69 in Eagle Bridge, died Saturday morning, Jan. 26, 2008, at the Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls following a brief illness.

She was born in Orwell, Vt., on Feb. 21, 1926, the daughter of the late Eber and Edna (Labshere) White. She received her education in local schools. She married Robert Lee Brown on Dec. 29, 1945 at the Baptist Church Parsonage in Bennington, Vt.

Mr. Brown predeceased her on April 11, 2000.

In addition to being a homemaker and mother, she worked for several years as a cook manager at the Cambridge Central School cafeteria. Coming from a large family, she was actively involved in family functions as a baker making all the desserts for birthdays, and holidays. Ethel took great joy in her baking skills.

She was an enthusiastic competitor in bowling and golf and though she was a Vermonter at heart, she was a passionate New York Yankees and Giants fan. She also was a poet.

Survivors include her children; Barry Brown of Eagle Bridge, Robert Brown of Fort Edward, Gregory Brown and his wife Denice of Cossayuna, and Wendy and Matthew Marino of Clifton Park.

She leaves her grandchildren; Robert Brown and his wife Kelly, Tasha and her husband Reid Bailey, Steven and his wife, Stefanie Brown, Justin Brown, and her great-grandchildren Shelby Brown, Garrett Brown, Collin Brown and Samuel Bailey.

Her sisters and brothers-in-law: Gladys Ross, Joyce and Walt Legacy, Shirley and Philip Percey, and Donna and Carl Brown and her brother Ronald White.

She is predeceased by eight brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington with the Rev. John Wood, officiating.

Interment will follow in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery in Bennington.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cambridge Rescue Squad or to the discretion of her family through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington.

Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net or at BenningtonBanner.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 28, 2008
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