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Joyce Thelma Gates 1932-2012 BENNINGTON Joyce Thelma Gates, 80, formerly of Jerome Drive in Cambridge, New York, passed away Tuesday March 20, 2012 at Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her family. Joyce was born in Arlington, Vt., on February 28, 1932 the daughter of the late Royce C. and Margaret (Gilbar) Squiers. She attended local schools and graduated from Arlington Memorial High School. Joyce loved her home and raising her family. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and camping. She volunteered for the Hoosick Falls Rescue Squad, loved walking and conversation with people and was a very giving person. Joyce is survived by her children Raymond Gates and his significant other Sue of Tennessee, Molly Rolneck and her husband Nolan of Bennington, Debra Gates and her significant other Brian of Bennington and Sandra Harrington and her husband Dean of Woodford, her brothers; Kenneth Squiers of Pownal, Max Squiers of Bennington and David Squiers of White Creek, her sisters; Hazel Harrington of Bennington, Esther Gates of Hoosick Falls and Phylis Main of Bennington, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond George Gates who died in 1970. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Joyce will be held Monday morning March 26, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont. Interment will follow in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery in Arlington. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held Sunday afternoon March 25, 2012 from 3 to 5 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Joyce's memory may be made to the or the , c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, Vermont 05201. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont.

Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2012
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