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Gwendolyn M. "Gwen" Church

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Gwendolyn Church 1930 - 2008 PITTSTOWN, N.Y. Gwendolyn "Gwen" M. Church, 78, a long time resident of Carpenter Road, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Hospital in Bennington, Vt.,following a long illness. Born Jan. 11, 1930 in Montpelier, Vt., daughter of John Paxton Hamilton and Eleanor G. Wright Hamilton, she was a 1948 graduate of Montpelier High School. Mrs. Church was employed by the New England Telephone Co. for several years. On March 26, 1955 she moved to New York and resided in Pittstown. After raising her son and daughter, she worked as a supervisor and worked directly with residents at the Brunswick Center A.R.C. Services in Cropseyville. She retired in 1995 with for over 10 years of service. She was a member of the Pittstown United Methodist Church. Mrs. Church was extremely proud of her Scottish heritage and traveled several times to Scotland to visit with her family members still living there. She loved to vacation in Maine with her husband, fussed over the Christmas season with the joy of a much younger person, was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed playing cards and visiting with her friends. Among her most favorite pastimes was spending time with her children and granddaughters whom she loved dearly. She was the beloved wife for over 55 years of Leonard F. Church of Pittstown. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Laurie E. Matusak of Clifton Park and a son, John L. Church of Hoosick Falls,; two granddaughters, Kara L. Matusak of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Kelsey M. Matusak of Washington, D.C., and a sister, Madeline Valentine of Montpelier. FUNERAL NOTICE: A funeral service will be held Monday, March 10, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the HOWARD B. TATE & SON FUNERAL HOME Inc., 2237 NY Route 7, located in Raymertown with the Rev. Bill Elwell officiating. Burial will follow in Norton Cemetery in Pittstown. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Sunday, March 9, from 3 to 7 p.m. The Church family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Two West at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Mrs. Church's doctors for their care, compassion and support and would welcome contributions in their honor and Gwen's memory to the Pittstown United Methodist Church, 57 Old State Route 7, Valley Falls, NY 12185.]]>
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 9, 2008
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