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Ora W. Joseph

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BENNINGTON -- Ora W. Joseph, 76, a resident of Parkview Drive Pownal, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at the Centers For Living and Rehabiltation following a long illness.

She was born in Bennington, July 29, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lillian (Stratton) Watson. Ora received her education in Bennington where she attended the Hicks School and White Chapel.

She married Thomas W. Joseph on Jan. 22, 1955, in Woodford.

In earlier years Ora was employed at the EZ Mill and the Union Carbide Corp. She later worked at Prospect Nursing Home in North Bennington.

Ora enjoyed Bingo, riding her motorcycle, snowmobiling and camping. Her main interest was her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. Joseph of Pownal; her children, Troy Joseph of Stafford Springs, Conn., and Audra Bump of Pownal; three grandchildren Jeremy Joseph and Ashley Joseph both of Arlington and Abigail Joseph of Stafford Springs, Conn; three great-grandchildren, Dustin, Hunter and Zion Joseph all of Arlington; a brother, Thomas Watson of Orange City, Florida; three sisters, Betty Lackey, Mary Garren and Ruth Sweet all of Bennington; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was pre-deceased by two brothers, Edward and Ralph Watson.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Saturday Jan. 6, 2007, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jerrod Hugenot, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating.

The burial will take place in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, from 4 to 7 p.m. when the family will be in attendance..

Contributions in memory of Ora W. Joseph may be made to either the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association or Ones Favorite Charity through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 4, 2007
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