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Karleene F. Benton

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Karleene F. Benton 1942 - 2008 BENNINGTON Karleene F. Benton, of Mason Hill Road South in Pownal died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at her home, following a long illness. Born in Sandusky, Ohio, on Oct. 2, 1942, daughter of the late Karl and Arleen Herbel Fio-Rito, she received her education in the local schools. Karleene had resided in Pownal for 26 years and prior to that she had resided in Bennington for 20 years. Karleene had been employed as a waitress for many years, and had worked at Friendly's Restaurants in Bennington, North Adams, Mass., Pittsfield, Mass., and has also waitressed at the Williams Inn and Michael's Pizza in Williamstown, Mass. She was an avid doll collector. She leaves her husband, Richard Benton, whom she married in June of 1984. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, April Beverage of Fort Edward, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Margaret Benton and Jodi Benton; her stepson, David Benton, and several grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by one son, Donald Pellitier. FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends may call at the MAHAR and SON FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, July 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services and interment will be private by her family. Memorials contributions may be made to the VNA and Hospice of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 10, 2008
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