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Lois Manchester

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Lois C. Manchester PETERSBURGH Lois Case Manchester, 82 of Manchester Road died on Monday morning at Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Neil M. Manchester, who died on December 4, 2011.Born in Cambridge, N.Y., on January 10, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Dorothy Lacy Case. Lois and Neil were married in Hoosick Falls on February 11, 1951 and lived in Petersburgh since. A 1947 graduate of Hoosick Falls High School, where she was class Valedictorian, Lois did domestic work and raised her family in her early years. She then worked for the United States Postal Service as a clerk for almost 50 years before retiring. While there, she would answer all of the Santa Claus mail received at the Post Office. She loved crafts, scrapbooks and made many Christmas stocking for members of the community through the years. Lois was a member of the Petersburgh Baptist Church, the Home Bureau and Women's Club. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Lois is survived by her children Amy E. Manchester of Petersburgh, Beth E. Manchester of Pittstown, Gregory (Colleen) Manchester of Petersburgh, grandsons Darel Gregory Manchester and Corey Neil Manchester along with great-granddaughter Allie Elizabeth Manchester. She was predeceased by siblings John, Nate and Albert Case; and Betty Niles. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh where Rev. J. Mark Norlund will officiate. Interment will follow in the Meadowlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral home for visitation on Sunday starting at Noon until the start of the service. Memorial contributions May be made to the Petersburgh Rescue Squad in memory of Lois C. Manchester.

Published in Bennington Banner on May 17, 2012
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