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Helen B. Mayhew

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Helen B. Mayhew 1924 - 2008 SHAFTSBURY Helen B. Mayhew, 84, widow of Robert J. Mayhew a resident of Dewey St. Bennington, Vt., died Monday Dec. 8, at the Albany Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Shaftsbury, Vt., Feb. 1, 1924, daughter of Leonard W. Forrest and Mary Shepard Damon. Helen received her education in Bennington and was a graduate of Bennington High School. She married Robert J. Mayhew July 20, 1946, at Saint Francis de Sales Church in Bennington. Mr. Mayhew died May 25, 2001. In earlier years Helen had been employed at the Bennington Brush Company, the Union Carbide Corp., Tansitor and the Jard Corporation from which she retired. She was a member of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church, the American Legion Post 13 Auxillary and the Woman of the Moose. Helen, who was known as "Bunchie" to her close friends and family, enjoyed playing cards and wintering in New Port Richey, Fla., with her late husband. Other favorite past-times included cooking while surrounded by family. She leaves four sons John R. Mayhew of West Hoosick, N.Y., Robert B. Mayhew and Regis M. Mayhew both of Bennington and Barry F. Mayhew of Milton, Vt. 13 grandchildren Thomas J., Desire L. Joslin B., Shea M., Brandon M., Austin R., Eric J.B., Pamela S., Ryan J., McKenzie A., Heather M., Ian R. and Anita R. Mayhew and three great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was pre-deceased by five brothers Leonard, Charles, Edward, Everett and Clifford Forrest and two sisters Mabel Hohman and Mary Drysdale, a step sister Adeline St. Andrews and step brother Guy Damon. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME on Friday Dec. 12, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. with a prayer and then from Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church at 11 a.m. where the Mass of Resurrection will be offered. The burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. If friends desire contributions in memory of Mrs. Helen B. Mayhew may be made to the VNA and Hospice of Southwestern Vermont Health Care through the office of the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 11, 2008
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