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Margaret Cheever


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Margaret "Maggi" Cheever

1919 - 2015 BENNINGTON, VT. Margaret "Maggi" Cheever died March 1, 2015, in Summerfield, FL, with her family by her side. Born to William and Florence (Childs) Carbo in Montpelier, VT, October 7, 1919, she attended local schools and graduated from St. Michael's High School in 1936. She married Ethan DeGeorge in Northfield, VT, in 1940. Their son, Anthony, was born in Northfield in 1944. They later divorced, and she moved to Bennington, VT. She worked in the offices of Bijur Lubricating, Bennington Banner, Probation & Parole, and Social Welfare for over 25 years. Upon her retirement, she decided to go back to work at Hemmings Motor News where she spent happy days proofreading each issue before publication. In 1959 she married Albert T. Ray. They lived in Bennington on Jefferson Avenue until purchasing their home on Congress Street. Their son, David, was born in 1960. They were divorced in 1976. Maggi remained in Bennington until 1995 when she married Lawrence Cheever and moved to Berlin, VT. They lived on the Old Turnpike Road until his death in January 2008.In February of 2008, she moved to The Villages, Florida, where she enjoyed the sunshine and her new home. Maggi greatly enjoyed growing orchids in the warm Florida weather, and she liked to show them off to any visitor who stopped by. She leaves her two sons, Anthony and David, two grandsons, Tony and Greg, and a great-granddaughter, Triana. FUNERAL NOTICE: Burial will be in the Berlin Four Corners Cemetery, June 12, 2015, at 2 p.m. Maggi was always an animal lover, cats especially, and donations in Maggi's name may be made to your local ASPCA or local animal shelter.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 2, 2015
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