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Gladys Barney

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NORTH BENNINGTON -- Mrs. Gladys E. Barney, 88, widow of Clarence A. Barney, a former resident of Hawks Avenue, North Bennington, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. For the past five years Mrs. Barney has been a resident of the Manes House on Union Street in Bennington.

Born in Shaftsbury, June 3, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Harrison D. and Genevieve (Stockwell) Millington. She received her early education in the Shaftsbury Hollow School and was a 1935 graduate of the former North Bennington High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Barney were married in North Bennington on Aug. 12, 1937. Mr. Barney died March 9, 2003.

In earlier years Mrs. Barney was employed at the North Bennington school cafeteria and she also was a distributor of Stanley Home Products.

Mrs. Barney was a member of the “Villagers” Extention Homemaker Club in North Bennington for more than 40 years.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking. Her home and family were her main interest.

Survivors include four children and their spouses, Genevieve and Wilhelm Strohmaier of Pownal, Mary and Anthony DeSarbo of Hamden, Conn., Sally and Joseph Mangan of Bennington and William and Barbara Barney of Bennington; 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; nieces and cousins.

Mrs. Barney was predeceased by a grandson, Anthony Barney.

The funeral will be held at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Monday, July 25, 2005, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Penny Rich Smith, pastor of the North Bennington Congregational Church. officiating.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Grandview Cemetery, North Bennington.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Gladys Barney may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad or the Catherine Corcoran Scholarship Fund through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 23, 2005
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