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Mary LaPorte 1916 - 2009 Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Mary LaPorte 93, died Wednesday Aug. 12, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. She formerly resided at the Wood Bridge Apartments in Hoosick Falls and was the wife of the late Walter LaPorte who died in 1976. Mary was born on May 14, 1916, in Hoosick Falls, daughter of Walter and Helen Butkas Sluzas. She attended St. Mary's Academy and worked as a seamstress at the Classic Street Dress Shop, and later at the Barclay Manufacturing Company both in Hoosick Falls. Mary was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls. She leaves her sons, James LaPorte and Barbara, of North Hoosick, and Mark LaPorte of New Jersey; her sister, Helen Restino and Thomas of Hoosick Falls; two grandchildren, Wendy Pilot and Doug, and Cindy LaPorte and Chris; a sister-in-law Olive Sluzas of Cambridge, N.Y., also several nieces and nephews. Mary is predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Victor Sluzas. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Town on Hoosick Rescue Squad or the Sister's of St. Joseph Carondelet through the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street who are handling the arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 14, 2009
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