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Margaret Whittet 1916 - 2009 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Margaret Whittet, 92, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Saratoga Springs. She formerly resided at the Wood Park Apartments in Hoosick Falls. Margaret was the wife of the late Alfred Whittet who died in 1978. Born on Nov. 29, 1916, in Hoosick Falls, daughter of James and Margaret Dewar Dryburgh, she graduated from Walter A. Wood High School in 1934. While in high school she played piano for Glee Club, Orchestra, and assemblies. Margaret was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and was an Elder and a Deacon. She sang in the choir, followed by being organist for six years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Matron of local chapter and a District Deputy Grand Matron of the 2nd Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady District. She played for the "Fabulous Four", (Pauline McGuire, Penny Holmes and Elaine Sprunger) to entertain at the Health Center, Danforth Home, Kiwanis and various occasions. She leaves three sons, Alfred Whittet (Kathy) of Vero Beach, Fla., James Whittet (Pam) of Norwood, N.Y., and Robert Whittet (Candy) of Columbia, Mo.; six grandchildren, Renee, DeeAnn, Andrew, Christopher, Cinda and Kelsey, four great-grandchildren, Ainsley, Adam, Alex and Gavin, and several nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by a brother, Robert Dryburgh. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. from the First United Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the service at Maple Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 12 - 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Church Presbyterian or the Community Hospice of Saratoga through the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main St., Hoosick Falls, which is handling the arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 23, 2009
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