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Victoria Allen Green

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PETERSBURGH, N.Y. -- Victoria Allen Green, 94, lifetime resident of Petersburgh, died on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center.

Born in Petersburgh, N.Y., on Oct. 22, 1911, she was the daughter of the late state Sen. Victor M. and Blanche Percy Allen. She was the widow of Paul C. Green, who died on Aug. 25, 1971. They were married on April 9, 1950.

Mrs. Green was a 1929 graduate of Hoosick Falls High School, a 1933 graduate of Smith College and was awarded her master’s degree in education from Columbia University. She worked for the Taconic Valley Bank during World War II and was the town clerk for the town of Petersburgh for many years. She along with her son were the owner/operators of Evergreen Farm in Petersburgh. She was a member of the Petersburgh Baptist Church and their DORCAS Society.

Mrs. Green was also on the board of directors for the Petersburgh Library and a member of the Women’s Home Bureau. She traveled with her husband to Russia and with her mother to South America and Florida. Her hobbies included playing bridge and researching the history of the town.

Survivors include her two sons and their wives, Edward Allen (Rebecca Bell) Green of Castleton, David Gardner (Leslie D.) Green of Petersburgh; a granddaughter, Rachel V. Green; a nephew, Timothy Holzhauer; a sister-in-law, Mae Green; and nieces, Karen Kelley, Hilda Allen and Molly Brown. She was predeceased by siblings, Percival Allen and Mary Sweet.

Funeral services will be on Saturday at noon in the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh, with the Rev. Mark Norlund, pastor of the Petersburgh Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Hoosick Rural Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral home for visitation on Saturday at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hoosick Falls Health Center in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 361, Petersburgh, NY 12138.

Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2006
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