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Maxine H. Tifft

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Maxine H. Tifft 1945 - 2009 BENNINGTON Maxine H. Tifft, 64, of North Branch Street died Monday, March 9, 2009, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, following a long illness. Born in Rochester on Feb. 2, 1945, daughter of the late Ernest and Bernice Goodrich Ruff, Maxine received her education in Shaftsbury and North Bennington. In earlier years, Maxine was employed at the Harwood Hill Orchard, where she baked pies. She later worked at Price Chopper in the bakery and also operated a home bakery at her home on Chapel Road in Bennington. Maxine enjoyed bingo and gambling at the Racino in Saratoga, N.Y. She leaves her husband, Theodore "Ted" Tifft, whom she married Aug. 29, 1964 in Bennington Besides her husband, she leaves her children, Mary Betit and her husband, Leo, of Pownal, Tammy Tifft Bisson of Bennington, Theodore "Chip" Tifft and his wife, Debbie, of Pownal and Ernest Tifft and his fiancé, Jessica Gallett, of Bennington; her grandchildren, Courtney, Candon and Alicia Betit, Joshua and Cody Bisson, Jordan and McKaleigh Reynolds and Brielle Tifft; two great-grandchildren, Jadyn and Madysen Spencer; a sister, Tina Pello and her husband, Joe, of Ocala, Fla., and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by five sisters, Gladys Stacy, Pauline White, Dorothy Masiak, Marion Webster and Leona Campbell and by a brother Buster Moulton. FUNERAL NOTICE: At Mrs. Tiffts request, there will be no calling hours. A graveside committal service will be held at the family lot in Saint John's Cemetery in North Bennington on Friday, March 13, 2009, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Maxine H. Tifft may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center through the office of the MAHAR and SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 11, 2009
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