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Martha F. Proper

1933 - 2010 BENNINGTON, VT Martha F. Proper, 76, a resident of Walloomsac Apartments in Bennington, died on Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, at her home, surrounded by family.

Born in Bennington on Nov. 12, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Edward McKeon Pilling and the former Ida Louise Blake. She received her education in Bennington, and Kittery, Maine, a 1951 graduate of the Traip Academy in Kittery. Martha later entered the Sisters of Charity in Convent Station, N.J., in October 1951. She left there in 1971 to care for her mother. She married Robert C. Proper in Bennington in 1985.

Mrs. Proper was a primary school teacher at the Blessed Sacrament School of Jamaica Plains, Mass., St. Joseph's School in Roxbury, Mass., and St. Patrick's School in Portsmouth, N.H.

She had also substituted in the Bennington area. Martha was employed in various nursing homes as a nurse's aide in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. She also was employed at Triangle for nine years.

Mrs. Proper's main interests were swimming, walking, knitting, traveling and her family.

She leaves her husband, Robert, of Bennington; one brother, Edward B. Pilling of Kittery, Maine; two nephews and several cousins.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Death will be celebrated on Monday morning, Feb. 22, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington. Burial will take place in the family lot in the Catholic Cemetery in Old Bennington in the spring. At Mrs. Proper's request, there are no calling hours scheduled.

Memorial contributions may be made the Bennington Rescue Squad or to Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church through the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net

Published in Bennington Banner from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2010
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