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BENNINGTON -- Evelyn Clune, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003 at the Vermont Veterans Home. She was formerly a resident of Mary McClellan Skilled Nursing Facility in Cambridge, N.Y.

She was born on March 3, 1924 in New York City, the daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Jane (Brown) Allen.

Evelyn attended Washington Irving High School in Tarrytown, N.Y. and graduated from Lasell Junior College in Auburndale, Mass.

On June 1, 1946, she was married to Dr. James Clune and resided with her family in Ossining, N.Y., until moving to Salem, N.Y. in 1958, where she managed her husband’s dental practice for many years.

Her memberships included the Salem Woman’s Club and the local chapter of the Salvation Army where she was the chairwoman. She attended the First United Presbyterian Church in Salem.

Evelyn enjoyed participating in many Salem Rotary Club functions with her husband and her hobbies included needlework, traveling, playing bridge and caring for the family pets.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Dr. James Clune, and one brother, James Allen.

Survivors included her children, Barbara Clune of Manchester; James Clune III and his wife, Elizabeth, of Arlington; Laurie Barnett and her husband, Joseph, of Sacramento, Calif.; three grandchildren, Matthew Clune of Portland Ore., Clayton and Amy Barnett of Sacramento.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at the First United Presbyterian Church in Salem, with the Rev. Charles Murn, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Tarrytown.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in her memory to the First United Presbyterian Church, West Broadway, Salem, NY 12865, or to the Salem Rescue Squad, East Broadway, Salem, NY 12865.

Arrangements are by the McClellan Funeral Home, 19 East Broadway, Salem.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 11, 2003
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