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Mary Frances Coggswell

1915 - 2013 BENNINGTON Mary Frances Coggswell, 97, a resident of Bennington, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitaion in Bennington.

She was born in Bridgeport, CT on March 28, 1915. Mary was the daughter of William and Lillian (Banks) Hill. She received her education in Connecticut. During the early 1940s Mary owned and operated a dry cleaning business. She later went to work at Remington Arms. Mary also sold real estate. After retiring, Mary spent much of her time doing volunteer work. She loved to read, study and speak French. Mary enjoyed traveling and in her earlier years played the drums in an all women's band. She was a member of the Second Congregational Church of Bennington.

Survivors include two sons, Truman Coggswell of Frankfurt, MO and Theodore Coggswell of Plainfield, New Jersey; one sister, Evelyn Boone of Las Vegas, Nevada; three grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and one niece, Marsha Boone of Las Vegas.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday January 24, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Mary Lee Clark, pastor of the Second Congregational Church, officiating. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday from noon until the time of the service.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of Mary Frances Coggswell may be made to the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation Residents Activities Fund through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201



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Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 22, 2013
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