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Rosemary Z. Brown

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BENNINGTON -- Rosemary Z. Brown, 78, a lifelong resident of Bennington, died Friday evening, Feb. 18, 2005, at Crescent Manor Nursing Home in Bennington.

She was born in North Bennington on June 2, 1926, the daughter of Frank and Rosalthea (Scrivens) Powers, and attended local schools, graduating from Bennington High School.

Upon the death of her father at a very early age, she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Burt Macomber. Rosemary worked for Union Carbide as a lab assistant for several years before retiring. She loved making and collecting jewelry. With her husband Martin, she wrote several historical columns for the Bennington Banner throughout the years. She was very active in the local Democratic Party and was a former member and very active in the Pownal Baptist Church. She was a member and was also on the planning committee for the AARP, planning various trips. Rosemary enjoyed camping and loved to travel.

She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Powers of Bennington, Lura Adler of Pownal and Beatrice Brown of West Springfield, Mass.; two nephews, Frederick Adler of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. and Jonathan Adler of Pownal; and a niece, Penelope Brown Vasquez of West Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin V. Brown, who died in 1992; a sister, Georgia Stuart; and her brother Robert Powers, who died in 1992.

Funeral services and interment will be held in the spring in Meadowlawn Cemetery in South Petersburg, N.Y. There are no visiting hours.

Memorial contributions in Rosemary’s memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201. To send e-mail condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2005
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