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Jean C. Danforth

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BENNINGTON -- Mrs. Jean C. Danforth, 77, widow of Philip F. Danforth, a well known resident of Union Street, Bennington, died Monday, July 21, 2003 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. following a brief illness.

Born Jan. 12, 1926 in Granville, N.Y. she was the daughter of the late Harry Mulhall and the former Gertrude Bushman. She received her early education in Granville, N.Y. and later was a graduate of the former Bennington High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Danforth were married in Bennington on Oct. 6, 1942. Mr. Danforth died Aug. 7, 1991.

At the time of her retirement she had been employed for many years as a payroll clerk at Union Carbide Corporation in Bennington.

Her hobbies and interests included flowers, knitting and her animals.

She provided a foster home for many kittens from Second Chance Animal Center and enjoyed knitting cat cozies for the shelter as well.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Sally J. Simpson and Kathleen and Donald Murphy all of Bennington; three grandchildren, Brian J. Simpson and Kyle P. Murphy both of Boston, Mass. and Claire E. Murphy of Bennington; a great- granddaughter, Chloe Littell-Simpson of Kennebunk, Maine; four brothers and three sisters, Ted McCullen, Robert McCullen, June Bartley and Sandra Tatko all of Granville, N.Y., Daniel McCullen of Hampton, N.Y., Lynn McCullen of Black River, N.Y., and Wilma Fenton of Eastville, Va.; her stepfather, William McCullen of Granville, N.Y.; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Danforth was predeceased by brothers, John Mulhall and Donald Mulhall.

Funeral services will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. when the family will be in attendance.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Mettowee Valley Cemetery, Pawlet, Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Danforth may be made to Second Chance Animal Center through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 23, 2003
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