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Larriann Gates

Larriann Marie Gates (Gates)

Wednesday, May 18th, 1977 - Monday, December 24th, 2018
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Larriann Marie Gates, 41, of North Pownal, VT died on Monday, December 24, 2018 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington following a brief illness.

Larriann was born in Bennington and was the daughter of Lawrence Joseph Gates and Charlotte Marie Crandall. She was educated in local schools and is a graduate of Mount Anthony Union High School. She has been employed at various jobs around the area, and her last and favorite job was at Dunkin Donuts, where she enjoyed the customer interaction. According to family, she talked about her favorite customers all the time.

Larriann enjoyed family, friends, camping, crocheting, playing cards, and she was a genius with electronics. Everyone she knew who needed something fixed would come to her.

Anyone who knew her, knew that her children were her world. She was the woman who would give the shirt off her back and her last dollar. Despite when she was struggling, she was there for anyone she had to be there for. Even towards the end of her life, when she was in pain more often than not, she babysat her only grand-baby. She was that house or meal down the street when you had no where else to go, and family meant more to her than anything.

She is survived by her children: Robert Caron, III of Pownal, Amber Gates of Bennington, William Merrow, II of Pownal, and Zachary Harrington of Pownal. She leaves her first and only grandchild, Ella Grace Peterson of Bennington by her daughter Amber and Garrett Peterson. She is survived by her fiance Edward (Teddy), her father Lawrence and his wife Catherine, and her mother Charlotte and her partner of several years Charles. Larriann has three brothers; Lawrence Joseph Gates, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Pownal. Lawrence Joseph Thompson of Pownal, and Leon Hall, Jr. of Florida and his wife Doborah. She also leaves many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is predeceased by her grandparents.

Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main ST, Bennington on Thursday, December 27, from 12PM until 2PM. Graveside services will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Pownal following the visitation at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the support of the family through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home.
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Posted at 10:53pm
You were so silly.. you really did light up every room you walked through.. You are so missed down here.. we lost an amazing woman but somebody gained an angel.. i love you like a fat kid loves cake.. sleep peacefully aunt Larriann. I'll see you later.

Posted at 10:46pm
You were always so silly... you would light up any room you walked through... your smile was so contagious.. we lost an amazing person but somebody gained an angel. I love you like a fat kid loves cake and you will always be our world. Sleep peacefully.. I'll see you later.

Debora Bailey

Posted at 09:29am
I am truly sorry for your loss of Larriann, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the Gates family find comfort and strength in Jesus promise along with our heavenly father Jehovah of the earthly resurrection found at John 5:28, 29, when death will be eliminated forever Revelations 21:4. Truly, what a glorious and unbelievable day that will be! It's a reality though for God cannot lie!

Cathy Gates

Posted at 12:48pm
Just sitting here thinking of your amazing laughter and how it would light up a room. How much you loved your children and how proud you'd of been of them for pulling together at this time. They gave you a beautiful celebration of life, with any memories shared. You were your Daddy's girl and my Abby#1. You will be missed by many but not as much as by those who truly knew your heart.

Elaine Lambert

Posted at 03:01pm
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Larriann’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you cope. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit

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