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Mary E. White

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Mary E. White 1917 - 2009 BENNINGTON Mary E. White 92, widow of Vernon White, and a longtime resident of Gore Road, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at The Centers For Living and Rehabilitation. Born in the historic "Round House" in Wilmington on Jan. 6, 1917, daughter of Howard J. and Mabel Whitney Taylor, Mary grew up on the family farm in Wilmington and was a 1935 graduate of Wilmington High School. Mary was married to Vernon White on Oct. 8, 1942, in Jacksonville, Fla. He died October 1992. She attended beautician school in North Adams, Mass., and then returned to Bennington where she worked at various beauty salons, eventually purchasing Eva's Beauty Salon from Eva Lemieux. She continued to operate the business for many years prior to retiring. Mary loved the out of doors, especially hunting and fishing, and also enjoyed gardening. An animal lover, she always had pets. She leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Art Howe; grandchildren, Marc and wife Randa Howe, and Stacey and husband, Dennis Eggsware; great grandsons, Luke and Evan Eggsware and Dane Howe, all of Bennington; two sisters, Ruth Woffenden of White Creek, N.Y., and Edith Morse and husband, Harry, of Vernon; aunt Beatrice Ward of Vernon, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Henry "Hap" Taylor, on June 15, 2000. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Friday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at the HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow in the family lot in Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 1 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial gifts may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter or Alzheimer's Association in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. To send e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2009
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