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Rose Emma Knapp

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BENNINGTON -- Rose Emma Knapp, 75, wife of Arthur E. Knapp Sr., a resident of Bennington, died peacefully on Wednesday morning, June 27, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a long illness. Mrs. Knapp was born in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., on Feb. 12, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Emma (Thomas) Potter, she grew up in Hoosick Falls and received her education in the Hoosick Falls School system. She was married to Arthur Edward Knapp Sr. in 1957, together they raised four children. Mrs. Knapp had been employed at the Polygraphic Company, Hoyt Manufacturing, National Hanger and Triangle PWC. She loved going camping with her family and especially enjoyed vacationing in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. She also enjoyed fishing and hunting with her husband. She was a member of The Women of the Moose and American Legion Post 13 Auxiliary in Bennington.

Mrs. Knapp is survived by her husband of 50 years, Arthur E. Knapp Sr., of Bennington; two sons Lee Knapp of Bennington and Arthur E. Knapp Jr. and companion Vicki Woodard of Bennington; two daughters, Diane Knapp and companion Henry G. Andrews of Bennington and Rose Wendel and her husband, Edward, of Bennington; a sister Louise Hanley of North Adams, Mass.; grandchildren Chris Allard, Jason Knapp, Greg Knapp, Duane Knapp and Ryan Allard; two great grandchildren Cameron Knapp and Corbin Dallas Knapp; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. At the request of Mrs. Knapp there are no funeral services, interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

Should friends desire, memorial gifts in memory of Mrs. Knapp may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

To send personal e-mail condolences to the family of Mrs. Rose E. Knapp please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 28, 2007
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