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Genevieve Sweet

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BENNINGTON -- Genevieve A. Sweet, 92, widow of Douglas E. Sweet, a former resident of South Street in Bennington died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at the Crescent Manor Care Center in Bennington.

She was born in Bennington on Aug. 21, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Edna (Dubuque) Plante. Genevieve received her education in the Bennington Schools.

Mr. and Mrs. Sweet were married Aug. 31, 1936. Mr. Sweet died in May of 1977.

Mrs. Sweet was a Life Member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 1332. She was also a member of the VFW Post 1332 Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1861 Auxiliary and Women of the Moose. She was a Past President of all these organizations. Genevieve was extremely active with the Bennington Meals On Wheels Program. She was very community minded and was active in many community affairs. Her family was her primary interest.

Survivors include two sons, Gary D. Sweet and his wife Barbara of Arlington and Craig D. Sweet of Missoula, Mont.; two grandchildren, Noreen Davis of Arlington and Angela Sweet of Bennington, New Hampshire; a great-granddaughter Emily Davis of Arlington and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Sweet was pre-deceased by an infant daughter Gail Sweet; three brothers, Leo Plante, John J. Plante, Henry Plante and five sisters, Lorraine George, Lucienne LaFlamme, Clara Harrington, Rachael Mesina and Irene Loyd.

At the request of Mrs. Sweet there will be no calling hours.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The burial will take place in the family lot in the Village Cemetery in Bennington.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of Mrs. Sweet may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 15, 2008
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