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Barbara Crawford, 85, dies in Vermont

August 14, 2017

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Barbara A. Crawford, 85, a resident of Beech St. in Bennington, Vt., died Aug. 10 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington following a brief illness.
She was born in Bennington March 23, 1932, the daughter of the late Wallace and Effie (Cross) Mattison. She received her education in Bennington and was a graduate of Bennington High School class of 1951.

She married John A. Crawford on Sept. 15, 1951, at the First United Methodist Church in Bennington.

For 39 years Mrs. Crawford was employed in the cafeterias of the Beech St. School, the Mount Anthony Middle School and the Mount Anthony Union High School, retiring in 2000. She was inducted into the Middle School Hall of Fame in 2006.

She enjoyed horse racing and was an incredible cook.

Survivors include her husband, John A.; son, Kim (Judy); daughter, Debbie (Tim); grandchildren, Aaron, Josh, Brett, Cole and Rachel; great-grandchildren, Noah and Linnea; brothers, Wallace, Erwin and Clyde Mattison; and sister, Suzanne Saunders. She was preceded in death by a son, John "Jack"; and brothers, William, Howard and Lawrence Mattison.

A memorial service will be held at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Monday (Aug. 14) at 1 p.m. The burial will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

Guest book condolences may be made at http://www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net/.

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