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BENNINGTON -- Mrs. Grace Bent Lemieux passed away recently in Trinidad, Colo. She was 92 years of age. She was the daughter of Frederick Bent and Mildred Borroughs Bent. Grace was born and raised on Beech Street and attended Bennington schools.

She married Arthur E. Lemieux. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Francis de Sales Church when she resided in Bennington.

Grace’s interests were her family and friends. Grace ran the NationWide Neighborhood Grocery Store on Beech Street while her husband ran a fruit and vegetable wagon. After the business closed, Grace worked for many years at Frost’s Drug Store. She also enjoyed her friends and apartment on Washington Avenue, and her long time Beech Street friend, Mildred Pilling. In her later years she moved to Colorado to be with her daughters.

Grace was a caring and giving person, devoted to her grandchildren, to whom she was known as “Nana.” She was well known in the community for her cooking skills and her holiday baking.

Grace was predeceased by her husband Arthur E. Lemieux, a brother Frederick Bent, and a sister Marion Bent Davis.

She is survived by two sons, Arthur P. Lemieux of Bennington and Mark Lemieux of Milford, Ohio; two daughters, Kaye Wyman and Martina Lemieux Hill, both of Trinidad; a sister, Marjorie Rose of Bennington; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held in the Spring.

Local funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 9, 2004
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