Dorothea A. Haddad

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BENNINGTON - Dorothea A. McCormack "Dotty" Haddad, 91, of Bennington, died March 24, 2010, at Village at Fillmore Pond in Bennington.

Born in South Dorset on Oct. 24, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Cordelia E. (Bushee) McCormack. She received her early education in West Rutland and was a 1936 graduate of West Rutland High School. She later received her registered nurse diploma at the Rutland Hospital School of Nursing in 1941. During World War II she served from 1942 to 1946 as a captain with the Army Nurse Corps.

She married Edward A. Haddad Jr. on Oct. 4, 1947, at St. Bridget's Church in West Rutland. Mr. Haddad died July 18, 2007.

In earlier years Mrs. Haddad was employed at Redland Hospital in Redlands, Calif. She later was employed at Putnam Memorial Hospital in Bennington and for many years volunteered as the school nurse in the parochial schools in Bennington.

She was a charter member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 4 and a member of the Bennington County Registered Nurses Association. She was a member and past president of the former Double S Extension Homemakers Club, served as president for the Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired and was also a charter member of Women in Military Service for America, Memorial Foundation Inc.

She served many years as a member of both the Bennington Rural Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Vermont State Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Harris of Milford, Conn., Dianne Probola and Ann Thomayer, both of Bennington; and Joan Ordille of Ewing, NJ; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Theresa Stanley and Susan McCormack; two brothers, Joseph McCormack and Edward McCormack; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Haddad was predeceased by an infant son, Edward A. Haddad III, and by six sisters, Mary Costello, Ann Fisher, Cordelia McDevitt, Catherine Bishop, Gertrude Rose McCormack and Marguerite McCormack; and three brothers, Francis McCormack, Thomas McCormack and Patrick McCormack.

The funeral will be held at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 29, with a prayer and at 10 a.m. from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday when the family will be in attendance.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the VNA & Hospice of Southwestern Vermont Health Care or to the Bennington Rural Fire Department through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

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Published in Rutland Herald from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2010
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