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Marion S. Allen

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BENNINGTON -- Marion S. Allen, 88, widow of Carl E. Allen, a former resident of Barney Road, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation following a brief illness.

Daughter of the late Raymond and Nora (Chenaille) Snow, Marion was the first baby girl born at the former Putnam Memorial Hospital in Bennington on Dec. 23, 1918. She received her education in the Pownal schools.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen were married at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in North Pownal on Sept. 6, 1937. Mr. Allen died Feb. 15, 1996.

In earlier years, Marion was employed at Hoy Manufacturing and also at Stanley Tools in Shaftsbury. Mr. and Mrs. Allen resided in Shoreham for a time, during which Marion was employed as dining room supervisor at Middlebury College until the time of her retirement. She returned to Bennington in 1997.

A member of the Women of the Moose in Bennington, she loved to cook and her home and family were her main interest.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Albertha “Bert” and William Potter and a daughter, Bonnie Jo Keyes, all of Bennington; a son and daughter-in-law, Carleton and Deanne Allen of San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren, Billy Potter Jr. of Buskirk, N.Y., Trampas Potter of Bennington, Scott and Christopher Allen and Kasandra Smith, all of San Antonio, Texas, Darby Hustler of Fort Myers, Fla., and Wensdee Camp of Jacksonville, Fla.; 13 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Kyle, Jeffrey and Nathan Potter, all of Bennington; Matthew and Joshua Potter of North Conway, N.H., Gabriel, Adam and Emily Allen, Sasha and Nolin Smith, all of San Antonio, Texas and Leia and Alexander Camp of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Clifford Roland of Cambridge, N.Y.; an aunt and uncle, Rita and Peter Krawczyk of Pownal; a brother-in-law, Earl Campbell of Pownal; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Mrs. Potter was pre-deceased by two grandsons, Brian Potter and Matthew Potter and by a sister and two brothers, Jeanette Campbell, Bernard Snow and Albert Snow.

The funeral will be held from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Allen may be made to the H.I.S. Pantry at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 25, 2007
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