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BENNINGTON -- Zoe A. Dessert, 56, a resident of Applegate Apartments in Bennington died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born in Newport, Oct. 25, 1950. She was the daughter of the late George Edward and Nellie Ida (Morrissey) Canfield. She received her education at Saint Mary’s Academy in Island Pond. Zoe married Phillip A. Dessert Nov. 18, 1966, in Island Pond.

Zoe’s home, family and grandchildren were her main interest. She loved to take rides in the car with her daughter Ann. She also enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, BINGO and going out talking to people.

Survivors include her husband, Phillip A. Dessert, of Bennington; two daughters, Ann Powers and Dawn North both of Bennington; two sons, Phillip A. Dessert Jr. and his wife, Regina, of North Bennington and John G. Dessert of Bennington; eight grandchildren; a sister, Linda Ash, and her husband, David, of Littleton, N.H.; a brother, Aloysius Canfield, and his wife, Sharon, of Milton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was pre-deceased by a son, Phillip A. Dessert, and a brother, Vincent Joseph Canfield.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Demasi officiating.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Monday from noon until the time of the service. The burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington. If friends desire, contributions in memory of Zoe A. Dessert may be made to either the Vermont Diabetes Association or the Second Chance Animal Shelter through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 19, 2007
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