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Hoosick Falls N.Y. -- Jean E. (Bentley) Marsh, 85, died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center where she has resided since 2004. She was the wife of Herman E. Marsh who died Nov. 25, 2005. Jean and Herman formerly resided on Brady Lane in North Hoosick and were married for 66 years.

Jean was born on Sept. 14, 1921, in Easton, the daughter of the late Bert and Ethel (Wade) Bentley. She graduated from Greenwich High School and was a homemaker all of her life. Jean loved to tend to her flower gardens and was a avid bird watcher. One of her favorite pastimes was reading, especially mysteries.

Survivors include five daughters Jo Ann Hawks and her husband Donald of Eagle Bridge, Cherry Millington of Waco, Texas, Pat Grennan and husband Bill of Hoosick Falls, Kay Wright and husband Howie of Cambridge, Lori Gardner and husband Jeff of Mesa, Ariz.; her son Donald Marsh and wife Karen of Castleton. Jean is also survived by 10 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, siblings Donald Bentley, Janet Bennett and Marjorie Waters also several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two sisters Beatrice Bain and Reba Robinson and a brother Herbert Bentley.

At Jeans request there will be no funeral services or calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street, Hoosick Falls. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Cheney Library or the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

The Marsh family would like to thank everyone at the Hoosick Falls Health Center for the wonderful care they gave Jean.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 21, 2007
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