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Simonne A. Lettre

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BENNINGTON -- Simonne A. Lettre, 93, a resident of Hunt Street, Bennington, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, following a brief illness.

She was born in Warwick, Canada, on Aug. 19, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Juliette (Gauthier) Plourde. Simonne received her education in Warwick.

She married Bruno L. Lettre on July 3, 1943, in Canada. Mr. Lettre died Feb. 9, 1994.

Simonne was a very active member of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church. Her home and family was her main interest.

Survivors include four sons, Marcel M. Lettre of Fredericksburg, Va.; Michael B. Lettre and Jacques A. Lettre, both of Bennington, and John L. Lettre of North Hoosick, N.Y. Simonne is survived by 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Laurette Brindle of Canada, and Rolande McNeil of Rochester, N.H.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers, Jean Maurice Plourde and Romeo Plourde and a sister, Louisette Plourde.

The funeral will be held at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. with a prayer and then from Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church at 11 a.m. where the Mass of Resurrection will be offered.

The burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Thursday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., when the family will be in attendance.

If friends desire contributions in memory of Simonne A. Lettre may be made to Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 3, 2007
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