Charlotte L. GilesSeptember 12,2012Charlotte L. Giles
BENNINGTON — Charlotte L. Giles, 92, a resident of Crescent Manor Care Centers in Bennington, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.
She was born in Manchester, April 6, 1920, the daughter of Edith Fairman Sweeney, and received her education in local schools.
Mrs. Giles was a poet and enjoyed traveling, playing Scrabble and reading.
Survivors include two children, Kathleen Gallett of Shaftsbury and James King Jr. of Bennington; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Cecile Hewes of Manchester; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jesse Giles; three daughters, Mary Gallett, Christine Cornish and Theresa Ann King; three brothers, her twin Charles, Elmer and Robert Bull; and a half-brother, John Sweeney.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Private burial will be in Gilsum, N.H.
Memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Animal Shelter, in care of Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
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