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Phyllis I. Dickinson

1930-2010 BENNINGTON Mrs. Phyllis Irene Dickinson, 79, widow of Ralph L. Dickinson, a resident of Burgess Road in Bennington, Vt., died Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

Born in Bennington, June 4, 1930, daughter of William and Florence Crosier Hattat, she received her education at a one room school house in Pownal, Vt., and was a 1948 graduate of Bennington High School.

She married Ralph L. Dickinson on July 2, 1950, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Bennington. Mr. Dickinson died Mar. 20, 2002.

In earlier years Phyllis was employed as a dental assistant in North Adams, Mass. She later worked for Dr. John Irons in Bennington, and was an office manager for Edward Studwell and Salstroms. For many years she worked as an office manager for both Dr. William Burnham and Dr. Michael Brady, from which she retired.

Following her retirement Phyllis worked part time for Dr. Justin Salem. Phyllis was also a well known seamstress in the Bennington area.

She was a member of the Mount Anthony Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf. She also enjoyed running, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and yoga. Phyllis was also a member of the Red Hat Society and a very active member of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church where she served as an usher and was a member of the vestry. In earlier years she was a member of the Bennington Club where she loved to dance.

She leaves her daughter, Lisa Ann Dunbar and her husband, Steven, and their daughter, Caroline Dunbar of Mount Tabor; a brother, Milton Hattat of Pownal; her nephews, Jeff Hattat and his wife, Cheryl, of Lebanon, N.Y., Chris Hattat and his wife, Linda, of North Adams, Greg Hattat and his wife, Colleen, and their son, Javery, of Pownal; and her niece, Lynn Dean and her husband, Kevin, of Pownal.

She was predeceased by a brother, Wellington Hattat.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from St. Peters Episcopal Church on Monday, Mar. 15, 2010 at 2 p.m. with Mother Anita Schell Lambert, Rector, officiating. The burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at THE MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME on Monday, Mar. 15, from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

If friends desire contributions may be made to Dollars for Scholars for a student interested in a career in fashion merchandise through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.



Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 12, 2010
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