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Florence S. (Pat) Quist

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Florence S. (Pat) Quist, a Bennington resident for 50 years, died peacefully at Tockwotton Home in Providence, Rhode Island and left to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, Jan. 31, 2004.

Florence had been struggling gallantly for nine months from the effects of a massive cerebral aneurysm suffered in April 2003 while at home in Bennington, Vt.

Daughter of Patrick Sullivan and Margaret Filsinger Sullivan, Florence was born on June 5, 1915 in Ridgewood N.Y., and graduated from Sewanaka High School, Floral Park, N.Y. After high school, she attended Cortland Normal School and Brown Business School.

Florence married E. Arnold Quist, of Ridgefield, Conn. on March 29, 1941.

Mr. Quist died July 19, 1980. Florence had been the cataloguer at Bennington Free Library from 1972 up until her illness in April 2003.

Florence is survived by sons Edwin Arnold (Ned) Quist, Jr. of Providence and Gregory Matthew Quist of Escondido, Calif.; granddaughters Erin, Laura, and Kelsey, grandson Brogan, and her sister Doris S. Spencer, of Rochester, N.Y., cousins, and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington on Friday, Feb. 27 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Memorial Gathering in the Parish Hall.

The family has requested that donations be made in Florence’s name to the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 7, 2004
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