Barbara M. English

Published: 7/19/2019 3:00:24 AM
Modified: 7/19/2019 3:00:13 AM

ROYALTON, VT — Barbara M. (Benson) English, 88 of Royalton died on Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019 at the Berlin Health & Rehab in Berlin, VT.

She was born January 15, 1931 in Royalton, the daughter of Howard and Ruby (Rand) Benson. She was a lifetime Royalton/South Royalton resident and was married to Leon W. English on September 6, 1947.

She spent her life raising her children and a grandson. She enjoyed having her family around and having parties. She helped her husband on the farm and helped him where needed in the logging business. They always raised a large garden. She enjoyed spending time at the family camp. In later years, once her children were grown she worked for 10 years for McClain Chiropractor in Lebanon, NH.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leon W. English; a daughter, Linda J. Wood and son-in-law David Wood; a granddaughter, Rachel Heitzman; her parents, Howard and Ruby Benson; four brothers, Daniel, Hugh, Stanley, and Edwin; six sisters, Virginia Whitham, Rachel Wight, Anna Smith, Madeline Kellogg, Carol LaFrambois and Freda Benson.

Survivors include a son, Bruce and Debra English of Royalton; three daughters, Diane and Scott Harrington, Donna and Bruce Bohonnon and Sue English and Sherburn (Sonny) Cilley all of Royalton, VT; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a sister, Marion Whitney; two brothers, Walter and Leon (Butch) Benson, all of South Royalton, VT and many nieces and nephews.

There are no public calling hours. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1pm at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Royalton, VT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to South Royalton Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 204, South Royalton, VT 05068.

A private message of sympathy for the family may be shared at The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, VT is in charge of arrangements.

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