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Mary M. Seidel

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BENNINGTON -- Mary Mezowicz Seidel, a former resident of West Road and more recently the Vermont Veterans Home, died Thursday evening, Aug. 30, 2007.

She was born in Queens, N.Y., on Feb. 3, 1928, the daughter of the late Anthony and Stella (Krupa) Mezowicz. She received her education in Brooklyn and was a graduate of Girls High School.

She married Walter Paul Seidel on Feb. 5, 1950. He predeceased her on July 4, 2006.

Mary was employed by the Department of Parks in New York City, where she was the playground director for Prospect Park in Brooklyn. She taught dancing and organized games and activities. Mary also refereed basketball games.

Mary was one of the founding members of the Bennington Senior Center, serving as a director. Prior to moving to Vermont, Mary was instrumental in organizing 14 senior citizens clubs in Long Island. Mary was a communicant of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church in Bennington.

Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Daryl Wetherell of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; and her grandson Brandon Wetherell and his wife, Kara, of Hoosick Falls. Mary leaves a brother, Joseph Mezowicz of Bennington.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Robert Anthony Seidel, who died June 27, 1970, and her sister, Jane Moore, who died on Aug. 25, 2005.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. at the All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home with the Rev. Michael DeMasi, chaplain, officiating.

Interment will take place Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y.

Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington Senior Citizens Club or the Vermont Veterans Home A-Wing through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 1, 2007
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