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SHUSHAN -- Pearl Ruth Haskell, 69, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2007, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Clarence “Mitt” Haskell.

Born Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1938, in Hoosick Falls, she was the youngest child of Sanford and Agnes Jones Hewitt. After graduating from Hoosick Falls High School, she married Mitt on June 7, 1963. They made their home for many years in Massachusetts where she worked as a seamstress for Waverly Industries in Adams.

Twenty-five years ago, they moved to the Shushan area and Pearl worked at WCW Manufactory in Hoosick Falls.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Bennington, Vt.

Pearl loved camping with her family. She was a talented knitter and crotchetier, a devoted Red Sox fan and an avid Bingo player at the American Legion in Cambridge.

Besides her husband of 44 years, she is survived by six children, Debbie Haskell of Rochester, Mich., Drew Haskell and his wife, Kim, of Cambridge, Kim Grogan and her husband, Joe, of Shushan, Clark Haskell and his wife Jackie, of Jamestown, N.D., Alan Haskell and his wife Jennifer of Cambridge and Jack Haskell and his wife Rosalind, stationed at Andersen AFB, Guam; five sisters, Ethel Harrington, Iva Durkee, Bertha Hubbard, Gwen White, who lovingly cared for Pearl these past nine months, and Dora Ayres; 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, 81 East Main Street, Cambridge.

Burial will be on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.

The family requests memorial donations be made to either Samaritan Hospital Cancer Treatment Center, 2215 Burdett Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 or Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, 140 Hospital Drive, Suite 116, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 1, 2007
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