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Shirley Bourn

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Shirley Hebert Bourn

1927-2013 Shirley Margaret Bourn, 86, died at home on November 12 after a long illness. The daughter of George Arthur and Ellen Margaret (Mooney) Prescott, Shirley was born at her parents' home in Hoosick Falls on October 12, 1927. Educated in Hoosick Falls, Shirley left school in 1943 to work for the war effort at the Specialty Insulation Company in Hoosick Falls, manufacturing distributor parts for military vehicles. After the war she was employed at the Hoosick Falls Undergarment before leaving to work at Tansitor Electronics in Bennington, first on the production line and later in quality control. After Tansitor Electronics changed hands, she worked for a time at The Dress Shop in Hoosick Falls before leaving for employment at Stanley Tools in North Bennington from which she retired in 1990. In her younger years, she belonged to the Hoosick Falls Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. A former communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church, Shirley was for many years a member of the Altar Rosary Society and the church choir. Shirley married Robert J. Hebert (deceased) of Hoosick Falls on May 16, 1946, with whom she had her two beloved children, Carol A. (Mrs. Mark) Folgert of Hoosick Falls and Donald P. Hebert of Johnsonville. She married Carroll H. Bourn on October 15, 1988, who, since 2007, has cared for her at the home they built together in White Creek. In addition to her loving husband and children, Shirley is survived by her brother, Edward McNary Prescott of Bennington, Vermont, her grandchildren, Justin Michael Levey and his wife, Kelly, and Brandon Matthew Levey, all of Florida, and many nieces and nephews. Her sister, Dorothea K. (Mrs. Forrest) Cherbonneau of La Puente, California (formerly of North Bennington), predeceased her in 2009. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours will be held Thursday, November 14 from 5PM until 8PM at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street, Hoosick Falls. Funeral services will be held at 9:45AM Friday, November 15 from the Mahar Funeral Home and at 10:30AM from All Saints Church, 4935 NY Route 7, Hoosick, New York. Internment will follow the service in Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge, New York. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the Northeastern New York or to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 13, 2013
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