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Hazel May Bleau

BENNINGTON -- Mrs. Hazel May Bleau, 90, widow of Robert J. Bleau, a former resident of North Bennington, died suddenly Thursday, March 27, 2003 at Bennington Health & Rehabilitation Center in Bennington.

Born in Adams, Mass., Oct. 12, 1912 she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary (Bourrassa) Jordan Sr. She received her education in the Adams schools.

Mr. and Mrs. Bleau were married Oct. 29, 1932 in Bennington. Mr. Bleau died January 11, 1969.

For many years, Mrs. Bleau was employed at the former Thompson Manufacturing Company in Bennington. Following her retirement she was employed as a personal housekeeper by various families in the Bennington area.

She enjoyed sewing and gardening at her previous homes in her younger years, also the company of her cats and her collection of knick-knacks. She especially enjoyed the company of her family. For the past seven years Mrs. Bleau had resided at Bennington Health and Rehab, where her cheery personality and disposition endeared her to the staff and fellow residents.

Mrs. Bleau was a former communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in North Bennington. She was also a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1332 Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1861 Auxiliary.

Mrs. Bleau was especially close to her granddaughter and her husband, Debra and Michael Harrington of Bennington. Debra had cared for Mrs. Bleau for many years.

Survivors include two children and their spouses, Patricia and Stuart Wilcox of Arlington and Robert S. and Sheila Bleau of Adams, Mass.; five grandchildren, Debra Harrington of Bennington, Laurie Wilcox of Arlington, Robert J. Bleau II and Angela M. Bleau both of North Adams and Amanda Bleau of Adams; three great-grandchildren, Justin Harrington of Bennington, Keegan Bleau of Adams and Darrein Bleau of North Adams; a brother, Everett “Lucky” Jordan of Arizona; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Mrs. Bleau was predeceased by a great-grandson, Michael Paulin and a brother and sister, Theodore Jordan, Jr. and Dorothy Vose.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Monday, March 31 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Michael A. Demasi officiating.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

Burial will take place in the family lot in St. John’s Cemetery, North Bennington.

Charitable contributions in Mrs. Bleau’s memory may be made to the Activities Fund at Bennington Health and Rehab through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2003
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