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Helen B. Strobridge

1926 - 2015 POWNAL Helen Blanchard Strobridge, 88, a resident of Barber Pond Road passed away Sunday June 21,2015 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Helen was born in Pownal on July 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Caroline Ada (Knapp) Blanchard. She grew up in Pownal where she attended elementary school, she later attended Bennington High School and graduated from Mt. Greylock Union High School in Williamstown (MA). She attended the Nursing Cadet Corps in St. Johnsbury where she earned her nursing degree, she had practiced at St. Johnsbury Hospital. She married Norman Strobridge on February 21, 1946, he died November 11, 2005. For over 30 years Helen worked along side her husband, Norm at the Strobridge Nationwide Insurance Agency in Bennington. She was a member of The Pownal Community Club, Bennington Business and Professional Women's Club and Pownal American Legion Post 90 Auxiliary. A seasoned worldwide traveler, Helen traveled extensively with her husband and later with her daughter, Donna and daughter-in-law, Suzanne. She enjoyed completing word puzzles, reading, crocheting and tending to her gardens and plants. She leaves her daughter, Donna Ianni of Pownal, daughter-in-law, Suzanne Caraman of Pownal, sister, Betty B. Kaszuba of Middlebury, nephew, William F. Brownell and wife, Verna of Lincoln, NB, sister-in-law, Margaret Strobridge of Milton, 2nd cousin, Paul Knapp of CT, nephews, Daniel Strobridge and wife, Luella, Steven Strobridge and wife, Carol, Roger Strobridge and wife, Vicki and Peter Strobridge and wife, Christina, numerous grand-nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her son, Alan R. Strobridge on June 15, 2002. The family will have private services for Helen, she will be laid to rest with her husband and son in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Pownal Rescue Squad in care of the Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. To send condolences, visit : www.sheafuneralhomes.com
Published in Bennington Banner on June 24, 2015
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