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Harriet M. Fairbank

1920 - 2016 BRATTLEBORO- Harriet May Fairbank, 96 of Green St., passed away peacefully Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Mrs. Fairbank was born at home in Guilford on April 21, 1920 the daughter of Ernest and Leila (Henry) Paulman. She attended school in Guilford and graduated with high honors from Brattleboro High School, Class of 1937. She was the recipient of the Silver B award at her graduation. She had been employed as payroll clerk at the former H. Margolin Handbag factory and later was manager at the Handbag Outlet, retiring in 1999 following 50 dedicated years with the company. Mrs. Fairbank was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and was active for many years with United Way of Windham County. She was known for her spirit of friendship and generosity. She enjoyed gardening, evenings at Hinsdale Raceway during harness racing season and she was an avid Boston Celtics fan. On September 30, 1942 in Brattleboro she was married to Roger Fairbank who predeceased her in 1997. Survivors include one son, Roger Fairbank, Jr. of Pelham, GA, a daughter, Sandy Peckner of Brattleboro, six grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and two sisters, Alta Barber of Brattleboro and Dorothy Rogstad of Arlington, TX. Additionally she leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Ernest, Raymond and Herbert Paulman. FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside committal services will be conducted Friday at 10:00 A.M. in Christ Church Cemetery in the Algiers section of Guilford with Pastor Suzanne Andrews officiating. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Rescue Inc., P.O .Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05302. To sign an online guestbook with messages of condolence please visit: www.atamaniuk.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on May 26, 2016
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