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JoAnn Rice

1940 - 2014 BENNINGTON JoAnn Rice, 74, a longtime resident of School St., passed away peacefully surrounded by family following a long illness on Nov. 24, 2014. JoAnn was born in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. on Sept. 11, 1940. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Clara (Parker) Benkoski. JoAnn received her education in Hoosick Falls. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, including day trips to the malls, museums, fairs and farms, as well as fishing and gardening. JoAnn played a dynamic role in the upbringing of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her previous husbands, Philip Cummings Sr., Corliss Senecal and John Rice. JoAnn was also pre-deceased by her grandson, Gerald "Jerry" Mayer II, whom she loved dearly, and a brother, James Palmer. Survivors include her children, Philip Cummings Jr. (Pat), Patricia Cummings, Terry Moseley (Scott) and Colleen Cummings-Mayer (Jerry); her grandchildren, Tanya, Brandy, Philip III, Jaime, Michael, Ashley, Kris and Shawn; her great-grandchildren, Kearsten, Linsey, Simon, Cole and Gaige; her sisters, Lois Langlois, Sandra Harrington and Linda Langlois and nieces, nephews and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside committal service will be held on Friday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. It was JoAnn's request that contributions should be made to Saint Jude's Children's Hospital in memory of her grandson Jerry Mayer II through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at : www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net


Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 26, 2014
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