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Iris Bronson

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Iris Lee Bronson

1927 - 2015 BRATTLEBORO Iris Lee Bronson, 87, of South St. died peacefully Wednesday morning, May 13, at Pine Heights Nursing Home. Mrs. Bronson was born in Halifax, Vt. on July 4, 1927, the daughter of Robert and Minola (Bird) Allen. She was a graduate of Jacksonville High School, Class of 1945 and went on to attend the Henry Bishop III Memorial School of Nursing in Pittsfield, Mass. where she earned her R.N. degree in 1948. She served in the U.S. Cadet Nurses Corps just prior to 1945. She had been a resident of Brattleboro for the past 50 years and had worked as a sales associate at the former B. Robinson Store for a number of years. Mrs. Bronson also served as a chaperone for Miss Vermont in 1977-1978 for the Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City. Mrs. Bronson was a volunteer for several years in the coffee shop at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and also served as a volunteer at the Brattleboro Museum. She enjoyed gardening, reading, Dixieland music, playing bridge, and cross country skiing. Additionally she especially enjoyed time shared with her family. On March 1, 1949 at Saint Patrick's Church in Chicopee Falls, Mass. she was married to Hugh Bronson, who survives. Besides her husband of 66 years she leaves one son, Keith Bronson of Whitingham; three daughters, Kathy Welch of South Royalton, Vt., Marsha Froburg of Haverhill, Mass., and Kimberly Gauthier of Lynchburg, Va.; one sister, Nancy Long of Brattleboro; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In accordance with Mrs. Bronson's final wishes there are no formal funeral services scheduled. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Bronson's name may be made to Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice of VT & NH, P.O. Box 976, White River Jct., VT 05001-097. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on May 16, 2015
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