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Rita Bishop Niles 1933-2012 BENNINGTON Rita Bishop Niles, 78, wife of Randall Cabot Niles, a resident of East Main Street, Bennington, died Monday, February 27, 2012 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Bennington September 28, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Harry and Florence (Hurley) Bishop. She received her early education at the Cora B. Whitney School and was a 1952 graduate of Bennington High School. She later attended St. Joseph's Business College. Rita and Randy were married in Bennington in 1960. For many years Rita was employed as the medical secretary for Drs. Donald, Roderick and Elizabeth Humphrey in Bennington. She enjoyed traveling and genealogy. Rita's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the physicians and nursing staff in the intensive care unit at SVMC for their outstanding care of Rita during the past few days. Survivors include her husband, Randy C. Niles of Bennington; a daughter, Melody V. Niles of Shaftsbury; a son, Preston R. Niles of Bennington; five grandchildren and two nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Harry J. Bishop who died in 2009. Rita will be greatly missed. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at the family lot in Hinsdillville Cemetery. Should friends desire memorial contributions in Rita R. Niles memory may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.

Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 29, 2012
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