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Sylvia Blake BENNINGTON Sylvia Blake, 63, of Troy, N.Y., formerly of Bennington, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after a long illness. She now joins her husband and best friend of 43 years, Floyd Blake, in eternal life. Floyd passed away Feb. 21, 1994. Sylvia was born in Bennington on Aug. 18, 1944, the daughter of Gladys Sparks Bushee and the late Paul Bushee. She moved away from the Bennington area a few times but always returned to her hometown. She was a homemaker most of her life and also worked at the Goodwill in Bennington. She was the cherished mother of six children, daughters, Sonja Trottier of Bennington, Christine Smith (Oliver) of Salem, N.Y., Monique Blake (Leif) of Waterford, N.Y.; sons, Floyd Blake II (Kimberly) of Troy, Kip Blake of Troy, and Chad Blake of Bennington. She also leaves a brother, Robert Bushee, of Bennington; two sisters, Bonita Gaburs of Shaftsbury, and Roxie Andrews of Bennington; 11 grandchildren, 21 great -grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by two brothers, Ronald and Jerry Bushee. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Thursday, July 3, 2008, at 2 p.m at the HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, 213 W. Main St., Bennington. Burial will follow in White Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, July 3 from 12 until the time of the service at 2 when the family will be in attendance. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 2, 2008
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