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M. Barbara Karalis

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M. Barbara Karalis 1924 - 2008 SHAFTSBURY M. Barbara Karalis, 84, of Cider Mill Road died Monday morning, Dec. 8, 2008, at her home, following a long illness. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., on Oct. 30, 1924, she received her education there. Barbara married John C. Karalis on Aug. 12, 1950, in Elizabeth. Mr. and Mrs. Karalis lived in New Jersey until 1985 when they moved to Vermont to be closer to family. Mr. Karakis died January 13, 1987. While living in New Jersey, she had been employed as a secretary in the Ocean County Offices. After moving to Vermont, Barbara had been employed at Boxes and Cans Discount Food Store on Benmont Avenue in Bennington. She leaves two daughters, Nancy Jordan and her husband, Michael, of Shaftsbury, and Kimberly Keech and her husband Dave of York, Pa.; a sister, Ellie Vinhal of Colorado Springs, Colo., and three grandchildren, Brett Arseneau of Shaftsbury, and Sarah and Rebecca Varney, both of York, Pa. Barbara was predeceased by two brothers, Eddie Kossak and Leon Kossak. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. at MAHAR and SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St., Bennington. Interment will take place privately in the family lot in St. John's Cemetery in North Bennington. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the time of the services. Memorial 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. Barbara's family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Drinnon Hand of Shaftsbury Medical Associates. Guestbook condolences may be made to at www. maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 9, 2008
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