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Mary Gates 1913 - 2009 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Mary Gates, 95, formerly of Wood Park Lane, died Saturday evening at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She haD resided at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation for the past five years. Born on March 23, 1913, and a lifelong resident of Hoosick Falls, she was a daughter of Louis and Lena Bromirski Benkoski, and the wife of the late Christopher Gates, who died in November of 1969. Mrs. Gates was employed many years ago at the former Classic Dress Factory. She also worked at Barclay Home Products and Albany Felt Company, retiring many years ago. In later years, Mrs. Gates enjoyed her family, fishing, baking and cooking along with traveling. She especially enjoyed the outdoors with nature. She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls and was formerly a member of the St. Stanislaus Society Ladies Auxiliary. She leaves a daughter, Mary Jane Hilchey of Bennington, Vt.; four grandchildren, Lisa DeCrescenzo and Carolyn Baker [, both of Stillwater, and Michael Hilchey and Stephanie Hurley, both of Bennington, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Christina Morby; by a sister, Florence Esposito, and by four brothers, Joseph, Louis, John and William Benkoski. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services and calling hours will be private for the family. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter or Hale Mountain Annual Fishing Derby, both of Shaftsbury, Vt., in care of the ROBSON-REINFURT FUNERAL HOME, 72 Main St., Hoosick Falls, NY 12090.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 3, 2009
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