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Jean R. Burgess

1928 - 2013 BENNINGTON Jean R. Burgess, 84, a resident of Burgess Road, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at her residence.

Born in Cambridge, N.Y., Dec. 4, 1928, she was the daughter of Homer Creed Russell and the former Wilma M. Russell Christian. Jean received her early education at St. Francis de Sales Academy and was a 1948 graduate of Bennington High School.

Jean worked as a waitress at many local restaurants in her early years and later was employed for over 30 years at Miles Jewelers, Schultz Jewelers, and, at the time of her retirement, was working at Burnham Jewelers.

Jean was a member of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church. Her main interest was her home and family and for many years was active in the Bennington Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Sauer-Gagnon, and her husband, John, and Penny M. Burgess, all of Bennington; five grandchildren, Glen Sauer, his wife Nicole, and their children, Jack and James; Gregory Sauer and his fiance, Sharon; Geoffrey Sauer and his daughter, Harper; Russell Peterson and his wife, Leah, and Laura Peterson.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 12 noon with a prayer and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 12:30 p.m., where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jean Burgess' memory may be made to VNA & Hospice of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, the Bennington Rescue Squad or the Vermont .


Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 26, 2013
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