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Minnie J. Ryder

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NORTH HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Minnie J. Ryder, 78, died Friday, June 16, 2006, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. She resided on Cobble Hill Road in North Hoosick with her husband, Ronald Ryder.

Minnie was born on March 13, 1928, in Block Island, R.I. She was educated at schools in Lancaster, N.H., and in 1947 moved to New Britain, Conn., where she worked as a toolmaker for the V.R. Wesson-Fansteel Company until retiring in 1993. Minnie enjoyed bowling, gardening and especially her cats. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and all children.

Survivors other than her husband, Ronald, include her daughter, Ronda Levine, of West Haven, Conn.; her sister, Evelyn Tasker; and her brother, Stanley Grattage of Lancaster, N.H. She is survived also by five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Minnie is predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Robinson, and a brother.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 20, at 8 p.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be on Wednesday, June 21, at 1 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Chelsea, Vt.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 19, 2006
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