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Helen M. Gaetani

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Helen M. Gaetani 1927 - 2008 BENNINGTON Helen M. Gaetani, 81, a resident of Harvest Hills Drive, North Bennington, Vt., died unexpectedly Tuesday Dec. 9, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. She was born in East Boston, Mass., Sept. 10, 1927, daughter of Anthony and Maria Ruggiero Gioiosa. Helen received her education in East Boston, Mass., and graduated from Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School. Following graduation she began employment at the General Electric Company in Boston. On Nov. 4, 1951, she married Michael J. Gaetani to whom she has been married to for a loving 56 years. In 1963 Mr. and Mrs. Gaetani, along with their daughter Janice, moved to North Bennington. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Helen will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She leaves her husband, Michael J. Gaetani of North Bennington; her daughter, Janice Proud of Westchester, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Jessica and Lucas Proud of Westchester; two sisters, Frances Wright and Mary DeBonis, both Winthrop, Mass..; several nieces, nephews and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends may call at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME on Saturday Dec. 13, 2008 from 3 to 5 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. A prayer service will be held from the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME on Saturday Dec. 13, 2008 at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Robin Greene officiating. If friends desire contributions in memory of Mrs. Helen M. Gaetani may be made to Saint Judes Childrens Hospital through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201 Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Bennington Banner from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2008
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