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Melissa Mae Hurley

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POWNAL -- Melissa Mae Hurley, 38, a resident of Church Street, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at her mother’s home following a brief illness.

She was born in North Adams, Mass., Dec. 11, 1965. She was the daughter of Kenneth Edward Snyder and Joan (Rathbun) Cannell. She received her education in Pownal and was a graduate of Mount Anthony Union High School. Following high school, she attended McCann Technical School in North Adams.

She married Tim Hurley on May 17, 1997, at the Pownal United Methodist Church.

For 18 years, Melissa was employed as a medical assistant at Williamstown Medical Associates. She was instrumental in the opening of the North Adams Medical Associates office.

She was a member of the Pownal United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed horseback riding and reading books. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends at home. She always had time to help others and her door was always open. Her love and service to others were second to none. She loved her dog Bailey and her two cats, Cleo and Pebbles. For the last few days she tried to give her family courage and she worried about them. We will always remember her smile.

Survivors include her husband Tim Hurley of Pownal; her mother Joan Cannell and stepfather Christian Cannell; one sister, Beatrice Elaine Snyder of Bennington; two nieces, Caitlin Elaine Morse and Cecily Ann Morse, both of Bennington; several cousins and extended family.

The funeral will be held from the Pownal United Methodist Church on Thursday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Gaylord Campbell officiating. The burial will take place in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery, Pownal.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., when the family will be in attendance.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of Melissa may be made to either the Vermont Chapter of the American Cancer Society or the National M.S. Society through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 30, 2004
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