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Helen I. Sherman

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Helen I. Sherman, 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, after a struggle with pneumonia at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. She was the wife of the late Richard Sherman who died in 2001.

Helen was born on Jan. 26, 1934, in West Hoosick, daughter of the late George and Hattie (Haviland) Slocum. She attended schools in the Town of Hoosick. Helen was a homemaker all of her life. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, watching TV game shows, bird watching out her window, listening to local news on the scanner and most of all, the company of her family, grandchildren and friends. Helen was a member of the West Hoosick Baptist Church and a past member of the Eagles in Hoosick Falls.

Survivors include her children three daughters, Penny Pleasant, Patricia Shaw and Pam Tinkham all of Hoosick Falls; her son, Phil Sherman of Hoosick Falls; five sisters Cynthia, Madeline, Georgianna, Donna and Myra; grandchildren, Brian and Matthew Shaw, Kimberly Pleasant, Leah and Richard Tinkham, Tanya, Zachary and Jill Sherman; great-grandchildren Tyler, Tearcy, Tanner, Mason, Miranda, Avaric, Austin and Mekayla. Helen was predeceased by a son Richard F. Sherman Jr., and four grandchildren Christopher, Danny, Michael and April Sherman.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the service at the West Hoosick Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Scleroses Society through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 12, 2007
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