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Gertrude M. Brownell

NORTH HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Gertrude M. “Trudy” Brownell, 79, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington. She resided in North Hoosick with her husband Dewey, whom she married on Jan. 22, 1955.

She was born on Dec. 1, 1926, in Cambridge, daughter of the late Frank and Florence (Beadle) McLean. Trudy attended schools in Stillwater. She worked at the Undergarment in Hoosick Falls and for many years cared for children at her home in North Hoosick. She enjoyed camping, square dancing and spending time with her family.

Survivors other than her husband Dewey include two sons, Dennis Brownell and his wife, Debbie, of Eagle Bridge, and Dean Brownell and his wife, Audrey, of North Hoosick; her sister-in-law, Genevieve McLean of Schuylerville; and three grandchildren, Leslie, Jean and Lyn Brownell. She is predeceased by a sister, Dorthea Bennett, and six brothers, Don, Ralph “Dunk,” Robert, Clark, Francis and Harold McLean.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at 10 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St., in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow at Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 26, 2006
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