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BENNINGTON -- Nancy A. Tifft, 72, a resident of Maple street in Bennington, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at the Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center, following a brief illness.

She was born in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., on February 4, 1935, and was the daughter of the late William E. and Mary (Hamner) Murphy. She received her education in Hoosick Falls where she received her early education at St. Mary’s Academy and later attended Hoosick Falls High School. Nancy was first married to Richard Foucher, who was the father of her children. Following divorce, she married Irvin Tifft. Mr. Tifft died in 2000.

In earlier years, Nancy was employed by the Tornabene family at the Turf Lounge in Pownal and for nine years was employed at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. She had worked as a nursing assistant in the housekeeping department and in the dietary department.

Nancy enjoyed crocheting and was a member of VFW Auxiliary Post 1332 in Bennington.

Survivors include four daughters, Cathy Yarnal of Bennington, Ramona Corelli of Saratoga, N.Y., Nannette Amidon of Bennington, and Donna Sherman of Arlington; two sons, Richard and George Foucher, both of Bennington. She leaves 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Nancy is predeceased by one sister, Donna Fischer; and three brothers William Murphy, Robert (Rock) Murphy and Daniel Murphy.

A memorial service will be held on Friday evening at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St, in Bennington at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Michael DeMasi, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5 p.m. until the time of the services.

Interment will take place in the family lot in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m.

Members of the VFW 1332 Auxiliary are asked to meet at the funeral home at 5:30 p.m. to conduct services.

Memorial contributions for Nancy may be made to the Vermont Chapter of the American Cancer Society through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 10, 2007
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