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Gertrude Haldiman

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Gertrude Haldiman 1915 - 2011 MANCHESTER Gertrude E. Haldiman, 96, died peacefully with her family by her side on June 12, 2011, at the equinox Terrace in Manchester. She was born in Bennington on April 18, 1915, the daughter of Charles and Erna Helmer Haldiman. The family moved from Bennington to Manchester in the early 1920's. She was a 1932 graduate of the Burr and Burton Seminary in Manchester and a 1933 graduate of Becker junior College in Worcester, Mass. Gertrude worked for Worcester Pressed Steel Co. in Worcester, for 33 years, retiring in 1975 as the secretary to the vice-president. She remained in Worcester until 2001 when she moved back to Manchester to be closer to her family. She was a member of the Worcester YWCA and a lifelong member of the Park Congregational Church in Worcester, where she was the clerk, assistant treasurer and secretary to the board of trustees. She was also a member of the Becker Junior College Alumni and was the secretary of the scholarship committee from 1964-70. Gertrude leaves her sisters, Louise H. Keene and Ethel H. Nichols, and a niece, Diana L. Wilson, all of Manchester. She was predeceased by her brother, Frank C. Haldiman. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Friday, June 17, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the BREWSTER FUNERAL HOME, 34 Park Place, Manchester. The Rev. Dr. Gary Shahinian, pastor of the Park Congregational Church, will officiate. Burial will take place in Factory Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Gertrude's memory be made to the Park Congregational Church, c/o Brewster Funeral Service, PO Box 885, Manchester, VT 05255. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner from June 13 to June 15, 2011
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