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Louise E. Piper

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BENNINGTON -- Louise Emma (Cushman) Piper, 94, a resident of Gage Street, died Sunday evening, April 24, 2005 at Crescent Manor Care Centers following a lengthy illness. Born in Irasburg on Feb. 28, 1911, she was the daughter of the late David Elsworth and Laura (Comstock) Cushman. She grew up in Irasburg where she attended local schools. She was married to Vernard J. Piper in Keene, N.H. on Sept. 9, 1935. He predeceased her in 1947.

She and her husband had lived in Bennington since 1935, coming from Morgan. She had assisted her husband in the operation of his Jeep agency, she had worked in the office at the former Happy Cookin Gas Company for 18 years and then in the office and as a teller at Chittenden Bank from which she retired. She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross. She enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flowers gardens, especially her pansies which she took great pride in. She and her husband built a camp in Peru, where many of the family summered and made many fond memories. She enjoyed deer hunting at the camp and hunting with her nephew Floyd Perkins and family in New York. She enjoyed music and her favorite saying was “Oh what a great big beautiful world ... oh, it’s beautiful.”

She leaves her niece, Mrs. Floyd Ardell Perkins of North Creek, N.Y.; great nieces and nephews, Anna and Phillip Goodman of Johnsburg, N.Y., Donna and Robert Gross of North Augusta, S.C., Terry and Cynthia Perkins of Chestertown, N.Y., Kathleen and Richard TenEyck of Olmstedville, N.Y., Keith Perkins of North Creek, N.Y. and Tamara and Brian Sponable of North Creek; the Kenneth Piper family; 15 great-great-nieces and nephews; three great-great-great-nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister Anna Perkins and a stepson, Kenneth Piper.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington. Burial will take place at a later date in the Piper family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to either the Bennington Rescue Squad or the Bennington Fire Department in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201.

To send condolences to the family of Louise Emma Piper please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2005
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