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Margaret C. Day

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RAWSONVILLE -- Margaret Day, 83, a resident of Rawsonville, died Nov. 27, 2004, at the Centers for the Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington. She was born Nov. 17,1921 in Glasgow Scotland, the daughter of David and Agnes (Gordon) Coulter. She moved to America at the age of five and grew up in Weston. She attended local schools and graduated from high school.

Margaret married George Day of Jamaica. The Days raised a small family of animals and grew large vegetable gardens. Margaret enjoyed canning and freezing the annual harvest. She had a green thumb and also grew beautiful flower gardens.

Margaret was a caretaker for Miss Frieda Shipley and also Dix and Ann Leeson. She also worked at Smith’s Lumber assembling wood panels. Mr. Day died in 1966 and Margaret began to do domestic work at the Stratton Liftline Lodge, Birkenhaus and Bear Creek. She retired but continued to care for the Miss Shipley. After Miss Shipley’s death Margaret cared for Ann Perety up until a year ago.

She was active in the Jamaica Benefit Society and also volunteered at two thrift shops and the white elephant booth at Grace Cottage fairs. She would take in boys from the Fresh Air Fund for many years. She maintained the Pioneer Settlers Monument in Rawsonville. She loved to go to the “Dam” Diner for her favorite turkey sandwiches. She was skilled at sewing and crochet and enjoyed making Afghans for raffles. She was also known to be an excellent cook.

She is survived by her children, James E. Day of Manchester and Margaret Carole Connolly of Rawsonville. Also two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her four sisters, Agnes, Martha, Divina and Esther.

A memorial service was held at the South Londonderry Baptist Church. Memorial gifts may be made in her memory to either the Winhall Fire Dept. in Bondville or the Londonderry Rescue Squad. Funeral Arrangements were under the care of Brewster Funeral Service in Manchester.
Published in Bennington Banner from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2004
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