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Lucille L. Cameron

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BENNINGTON -- Lucille L. Cameron, 83, widow of Welland C. “Ken” Cameron, a resident of Rutter Road Bennington, where she had made her home for the last seven years with her daughter and son-in-law Diane and Leonard Forrest, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004 at Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.

Born in South Granville, N.Y. Oct. 7, 1920 she was the daughter of the late Melvin M. and Martha (Griffith) Lewis. She received her education in Granville and was a graduate of Granville Central High School class of 1939.

Mr. and Mrs. Cameron were married in Castleton on March 9, 1940. Mr. Cameron died Jan. 11, 1983.

During World War II, Mrs. Cameron was employed in a defense plant in Connecticut. In 1953, she moved to Bennington and was employed at Sibleys and later the Union Carbide Corp. At the time of her retirement in 1971, she had been employed at Tansitor Electronics for 35 years.

Mrs. Cameron enjoyed reading and baseball. Her home and family were her main interests.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne C. and Leonard Forrest of Bennington and Elaine M. and Donald Bronk Sr. of Yorkville, N.Y.; five grandsons, Michael Bushee, and Edmond Bushee Jr., both of West Palm Beach, Fla., Donald L. Bronk Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., Craig S. Bronk of Yorkville, N.Y., Brian X. Cameron of Rome, N.Y.; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Monelvia Fitzgerald of Castleton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Cameron was predeceased by a son, Richard A. Cameron; five grandchildren, William Cameron, Keith Cameron, Arthur Cameron, Dawn Marie Bushee and Steven L. Bronk; three sisters, Foresta Montgomery, Helena Allen and Elizabeth Nati; a brother, Melvin D. Lewis.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday, Jan. 9, 2004 at 11 a.m.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

Burial will take place in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery in the spring.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Cameron may be made to either Bennington Project Independence or the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 6, 2004
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