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Mary Stoner "Toni" Allen Hailes

1927-2012 BENNINGTON Mary Stoner "Toni" (Allen) Hailes, 85, a resident of North Street in Bennington and formerly of Midlothian, Va., passed away Tuesday September 18, 2012 at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

She was born to the late Reverend Noel J. Allen and Katherine Booker Allen on September 18, 1927 in Alexandria, Va. She graduated from Schenectady County Community College with an Associate's degree in Culinary Arts. She was married to the late William D. Hailes, Jr. of Rochester, New York who passed away September 4, 1998. An avid reader of romance novels and cookbooks, Toni also loved cats. She made yo-yo quilts for several charity and rescue organizations for cats and taught quilting to fellow residents of the Vermont Veterans Home.

She is survived by her daughter Marguerite "Lisa" Hailes, her son Geoffrey W. Hailes, both of Amsterdam, N.Y., her sister Ann Allen Smith of Midlothian, Va., and many nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Toni will be held Sunday September 23, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. Interment will take place in Virginia. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Toni's memory may be made to Alley Cat Allies http:/www.alleycat.org/

To send the family email condolence, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont.



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Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 22, 2012
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