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Joan d?Arc Eckert

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Joan d'Arc Eckert 1914-2012 Mrs. Joan d'Arc Eckert, 97, widow of Clifford Eckert, a former resident of South Royalton and Quechee, Vt., died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Crescent Manor Care Centers in Bennington. Born in Waterloo, Quebec, Canada December 28, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Armand C. Sylvester and Jeanne d'Arc (Coutu) Sylvester. She received her education in the Waterloo schools. Mr. & Mrs. Eckert were married in Newark, New Jersey on September 19, 1937. After 61 years of marriage Mr. Eckert died on April 13, 1998. In earlier years Mrs. Eckert worked as a beautician in New Jersey. She enjoyed reading, writing, and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Sharon. Survivors include three daughters, Joanne (Calvin) Keyler of Sharon, Vt., Manon (James) McMullin of Palm Coast, Fla., and Claudette Werner of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Karen Keyler-Price, Kenneth Davis, Laura Hallett, Keith Davis, Eric Davis, Randall MacDonald and James MacDonald, nine great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by a son, Jerry Oord and two brothers, Roger and Robert Sylvester. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. from Sac red Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington where a Mass of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will take place in the family lot at Pine Hill Cemetery in Sharon. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.

Published in Bennington Banner on July 26, 2012
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