Obituary for Barbara Crawford (Mattison)
Barbara A. Crawford, 85, a resident Beech St. in Bennington, VT died peacefully Thursday August 10, 2017 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington following a brief illness.
She was born in Bennington, VT March 23, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Wallace and Effie (Cross) Mattison. Barbara received her education in Bennington and was a graduate of Bennington High School class of 1951.
She married John A. Crawford on September 15, 1951 at the First United Methodist Church in Bennington.
For 39 years Barbara 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. Barbara was inducted into the Middle School Hall of Fame in 2006
Barbara enjoyed horse racing and was an incredible cook.
Survivors include her husband John A. Crawford of Bennington, a son Kim Crawford (Judy) of Stillwater, New York, a daughter Debbie Crawford (Tim) of Saratoga, New York; five grandchildren, Aaron, Josh, Brett, Cole and Rachel and two great grandchildren, Noah and Linnea. Three brothers, Wallace, Erwin and Clyde Mattison and a sister Suzanne Saunders. She was pre-deceased by a son John “Jack” Crawford, and three brothers, William, Howard and Lawrence Mattison
A memorial service will be held at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Monday August 14, 2017 at 1:00 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 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service
If friends desire contributions in memory of Barbara A. Crawford 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 www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net