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Helen Dittmeier

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Helen A. Dittmeier

1927 - 2012 BENNINGTON, VT Helen A. (Mercier) Dittmeier, 85, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington. She was the loving wife of Howard Dittmeier of North Bennington.

Helen was born on Oct. 29, 1927, in Bennington, daughter of Heli J. (Harry) and Alice M. (Reilly) Mercier. She was a 1945 graduate of Burr & Burton Seminary. Helen was a member of the Taconic Grange. In 1947 Helen graduated from St. Joseph's Business College. She was a secretary for a small business in Florham Park, NJ. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court of St. Rita # 894, a member of the Rosary Society at Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church in Cedar Knolls, NJ and at Lady of the Mountain Church in Long Valley, NJ.

Besides Howard, her husband of 60 years, she leaves daughter Nannette Lowary and her husband, Robert, of North Bennington; grandson Dennis Lowary, of Lyndhurst, NJ; granddaughter Tara Lowary of North Bennington and sister Elinor Hyjek of Shaftsbury. She also leaves 15 nieces and nephews.

Her twin sister, Dorothy M. Reilly, predeceased her in 2005.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at 10:30 A.M. where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. Burial will take place in the spring at the family lot at Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester.

Donations in memory of Helen may be made to either the Bennington Coalition for the Homeless or to Second Chance Animal Shelter through the office of the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net



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Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 26, 2012
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