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Rosemarie "Rosie" Kelson

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Rosemarie "Rosie" Kelson 1956 - 2009 POWNAL Rosemarie "Rosie" (RoRo) Kelson, 52, wife of Stanley C. Kelson, of Swallow Hill Road died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at her residence, surrounded by her family. Born in North Adams, Mass., on Sept. 29, 1956, daughter of Harold and Irene Simon Marshall, Rosie received her early education in the Pownal schools and was a 1974 graduate of Mount Anthony Union High School. In earlier years, Rosie had owned and operated a house cleaning business in the area. She was later employed at the Gift Garden, the Pownal View Barn and Centerline Architects in Bennington. Rosie's most recent employment, prior to her illness, was at the Tuscan Sunflower in Bennington. Rosie's life revolved around helping others, especially family and friends. Her interests included gardening, growing flowers and decorating. Rosie and Stan were married on July 5, 1980, in Pownal. Besides her parents, of Pownal, and her husband, Stan Kelson of Pownal, she leaves a daughter, Amber Kelson of Pownal; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Charity King of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; a grandson, Colin King; a sister and brother-in-law, Missy and Jason Wicks of Shaftsbury; a brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Lori Marshall of Pownal; nieces and nephews, Chad Carrol, Trevor and Kyle Marshall, Jacob Dean, Shelby and Makenzie Wicks; her father and mother-in-law, Sam and Eunice Kelson of Bennington; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sam and Anne Kelson of Bennington and Gary and Sandra Tilley of New Mexico; a niece, Marcy Kelson, aunts, uncles, other nieces, nephews and cousins. Rosie was predeceased by two sisters, Kathleen and Debbie Marshall, and by a sister-in-law, Diane Kelson. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME on Monday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Vincent Coppola, c.s.c., officiating. There will be no calling hours. Burial will take place in the spring at Oak Hill Cemetery. Should friends desire, contributions in Rosemarie Kelson's memory may be made to either VNA & Hospice of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, the Vermont Cancer Society or Berkshire Hematology and Oncology 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 Jan. 31, 2009
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