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Bennington, VT 05201
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Rosemarie Knights

Rosemarie D. Knights (Dufresne)

Friday, January 21st, 1927 - Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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Bennington

Rosemarie D. Knights, 92, a resident of Leonard Street, died Tuesday April 16, 2019 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation following a long illness.

Born in Bennington on January 21, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Armand and Maude (Buck) Dufresne. She received her education in the Bennington schools.

Mort and Marie were married in Bennington on August 31, 1947. Mort died February 18, 2014. For many years, Marie was employed by the New England Telephone Company in Bennington.

Known as a wonderful cook, Marie’s home and family were her main interest. She especially enjoyed time spent with her two granddaughters, Melissa and Jennifer.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Francis Heisler of North Fort Myers, Florida; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Traci Knights of Arlington; a daughter-in-law, Diane Knights of Bennington; two grandchildren Melissa Knights and her fiancé Floyd Amidon of Pownal and Jennifer and Sean Thornell of Goshen, New York; two great-grandchildren, Katie and Aiden; a sister, Dorothy Joly of Colonie, New York and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Marie was predeceased by a son, James Knights, and twelve sisters and brothers, Catherine, Ruby, Genevieve, Rita, Madeline, Mary, Albertina, Frio, Frederick, Winfred, Edward and Exaid.

At Marie’s request private funeral services will take place at the convenience of the family.

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

Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
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    Address
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    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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Anna Lopardo

Posted at 05:50pm
I only knew her as Aunt Marie. Her sister, Albertina, was my grandmother. I remember mostly all of the "sisters" that I would see from time to time. It has been many years since I've seen any of the family. I'm very sorry to hear about Aunt Marie's passing. She lived a good life
MJ

Mark Joly

Posted at 10:00pm
Rosemarie was "Aunt Marie" to me for my entire life. She was the kindest soul I have ever encountered.

Whether I was visiting on a Sunday with my family as a child or staying over during a school vacation with my cousins, Aunt Marie made me feel welcomed and safe because of her kindhearted manner. I always looked forward to visiting her home.

As an adult, I enjoyed listening to Uncle Mort's endless stories while visiting them on Leonard Street. I am not sure how Aunt Marie was able to sit quietly and listen to his stories along with whomever Uncle Mort was entertaining at the moment. (Ain't that right Edgar?) She had probably heard his stories hundreds if not thousands of times yet she sat quietly through each one...again and again and again.

The final time I visited Aunt Marie was last summer. My mother was visiting my family in Clifton Park from her home in St. Petersburg, FL. Dorothy and I drove to Bennington and sat with Aunt Marie for about an hour. It was truly great to see her again. Even though she could not hear us well enough to hold an engaging conversation, she would often simply smile at us. The Aunt Marie I knew and loved was indeed still there.

I will always have fond memories of my Aunt Marie...and Uncle Mort too.

Mark Joly


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