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Rosetta F. Sedgwick

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BENNINGTON -- Rosetta F. Sedgwick, 88, widow of George O. Sedgwick Jr. and a resident of Convent Avenue in Bennington and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died Thursday, July 6, 2006, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in East Nassau, N.Y., on Jan. 9, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Adolphus and Mary (Bartlett) Face. She received her early education in the East Nassau school and was a graduate of New Lebanon High School in New York. She later attended Canton Tech in Canton, N.Y., where she became a registered dietitian before attending Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y., where she obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Rosetta married George Oliver Sedgwick Jr. on Aug. 31, 1939, in Greenville, S.C. Mr. Sedgwick died Dec. 23, 1985.

For 17 years, Mrs. Sedgwick served as a special education teacher and coordinator for the Berlin, N.Y., Central School District. Mr. and Mrs. Sedgwick also owned and operated the Ranch Tavern Inn in Berlin from 1956 until 1982.

Rosetta was a devout member of the Church of Our Savior in Lebanon Springs, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington and Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Smyrna Beach. She was an avid reader and enjoyed golf and the company of her many friends. She was also active in the Berlin Garden Club in earlier years and was a long-standing member of the Mt. Anthony Country Club in Bennington.

Survivors include four children: Philip Sedgwick and his wife, Donna, of Little Compton, R.I., George O. Sedgwick III of Florida, Paula Sedgwick Stewart of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Michael Sedgwick and his wife, Lynn, of Bennington; nine grandchildren: Leanne Sedgwick, Allison Alexander, Heidi Stewart, Carolyn Sedgwick, Nikki Johnson, Sarah Perna, Eric Sedgwick, Anne Stewart and Alice Sedgwick; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Williams of New Smyrna Beach; a brother, William Leon Face of Natural Bridge, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Mrs. Sedgwick was predeceased by two sisters and four brothers: Mary Flood, Sue Herrick, George Face, Floyd Face, Earlston Face and Joseph Face.

The funeral will be held from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at 10 a.m. The burial office with Holy Eucharist will be offered by the Rev. Anita Schell-Lambert, rector.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., when the family will be in attendance.

Private committal services will take place in Berlin Community Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mrs. Rosetta Sedgwick’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 8, 2006
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