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Geraldine C. Gallant

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Geraldine C. Gallant were held from Sacred Heart-Saint Francis deSales Church where the Mass of Resurrection was offered by the Rev. James Preskenis, pastor officiating.

The organist was Donald McMahon and the soloist was Katie Beck. Hymns offered during the mass were “Just a Closer Walk,” “Here I am Lord,” “Ave Maria,” “Amazing Grace,” and “On Eagles Wings.”

Serving as acolytes were Barth Vander Els, Leonard Anzivino, JosephAnton and Francis Sausville.

The pall was placed on the casket by the family pall bearers Jim Carlson, Scott Carlson, Doug Field, Ben Field, Kevin Harrington and Lionel Marcoux. A wooden cross and floral rosary was then placed on Mrs. Gallant’s casket by her husband Raymond and two daughters Donna Carlson and Marilyn Field. The scriptural readings were offered by two granddaughters Melissa Scheffler and Renee Bessette. The Offertory Gifts were presented by Mrs. Gallants great grandchildren Courtney LeBarron, Racheal Harrington, Amanda Harrington and Robert Bessette. Floral offerings were then made by Mrs Gallant’s great grandchildren including Jessica and Joshua Scheffler, Keegan Carlson, Kassandra Harrington and a great-great-granddaughter Jada Lyn LeBarron. A eulogy was offered by Geraldine’s daughter Marilyn Field.

The burial took place in the family lot in Saint John’s Cemetery with Father Preskenis offering the committal prayers. A reception followed at the Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Parish Center.

Monday afternoon Father Preskenis offered the Wake Service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Geraldine C. Gallant 83, a longtime resident of Bennington, VT died unexpectedly Friday September 8, 2006 in Burlington.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 15, 2006
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