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Helen Elizabeth Garvie

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BENNINGTON -- Helen Elizabeth Garvie, 92, passed away on June 6, 2004 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. on Aug. 9, 1911. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Verna (Moon) Russell.

Her early years were spent caring for her family and in later years she worked as a nurse’s aid in various nursing homes in Bennington. She also volunteered her time to the American Red Cross Thrift Shop during her spare time.

She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her friends.

She was married to Theodore Tetreault, who passed in 1964; Earl W. Hall, who passed in 1975; and Gordon Garvie, who passed in 1976.

A member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 13 of Bennington, she was known for her pitch games that she hosted at the Legion rooms.

She also served as unit president from 1990 to 1991. Helen was also a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary 1332 where she had served as state president.

Survivors include three sons, Donald Tetreault of Shaftsbury, Richard Tetreault and his wife Alice of Ocklawaha, Fla. and Roger Hall and his wife Caroline of Pownal. Survivors also include a daughter-in-law, Zane Tetreault of Tenino, Wash.; several grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons and great-granddaughters; four sisters, Rose Austin of Moretown, Ruth Horn of Bennington, Norma Austin of Moretown, and Edna Prouty of Bennington. She was predeceased by three sons, Edward Tetreault, Kenneth Tetreault and Earl Daniel Hall; Three predeceased brothers, Paul Woodard, Don Woodard, and Delton Woodard and a predeceased sister Louise Russell.

A memorial service to celebrate Helen’s life will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at 2 p.m.

The burial will take place in the family lot in Maple Grove Cemetery, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

If friends desire contributions in memory of Helen may be made to one’s favorite charity through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 8, 2004
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