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Lillian M. Gates

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POWNAL -- Funeral services for Lillian M. Gates were held Tuesday morning, March 21, 2006, at Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., in Bennington.

Pastor Michael Twardy conducted the service and offered scripture readings and the opening and closing prayer. All those in attendance listened to the hymns “Amazing Grace” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Special music was sung by Lillian’s great-grandson, Andrew Jones.

Interment followed in the family lot in Towslee Cemetery in Pownal, where Pastor Fred Roberts offered prayers of committal. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Bortell, Gene and Tracy Stevens, P.J. and Greg Onorato and Johnny Bushee.

Mrs. Gates was also survived by her daughter-in-law, Susan Gates; sons-in-law Elwood Russell, John Bushee and P.J. Onorato’ 0 sisters-in-law Dorothy McIntire, Elsie Gates, Edna Richardson and Charlotte Gates; and brothers-in-law Charles “Bob” O’Neil and Christopher Gates.

Lillian M. Gates, a lifelong resident of Pownal, died March 17, 2006, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

Arrangements were under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 22, 2006
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