Albertha Potter

Albertha "Bert" Potter

Sunday, May 17th, 1942 - Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
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Albertha “Bert” Potter, 77, a former resident of Bennington and more recently of Buskirk, NY, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center surrounded by her family following a brief illness.

Born in Bennington on May 17, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Marion (Snow) Allen. She received her education in the Bennington schools and was a graduate of Bennington Catholic High School.

Bert married William L. Potter Sr. on July 16, 1960 at Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church in Bennington. Bill died February 26, 2010.

In earlier years Bert served as a teacher’s aide at Molly Stark School. She later worked for many years at Salem’s Market, later Henry’s Market, until the time of her retirement.

Bert was a long time member and active volunteer at both the Bennington Moose Lodge and Bennington Eagles Club for many years. Bert always had a strong love of animals, especially for her cat and two dogs.

Survivors include a son, William L. Potter Jr. of Buskirk, NY and a son and daughter-in-law, Trampas and Vicki Potter of Bennington; six grandchildren, Jessica Potter of Bennington, Kyle and Danielle Potter of Grantham, NH, Matthew and Joshua Potter of North Conway, NH and Jeffrey and Nathan Potter of Bennington; a great-granddaughter, Declan Potter of Bennington; six step-grandchildren, Adam and Michal Hovak of New Hartford, NY, Corey and Maureen Hovak of Latham, NY, Taryn and Andrew Putney of Stillwater, NY; six step great-grandchildren, Aiden & Madelyn Hovak, Mikayla and Kylie Hovak and Eva Grace of Putney, VT and Kellan Putney; a brother Ret. Col. Carlton Allen, USAF of San Antonio, TX and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bert was predeceased by two sons, Brian and Matthew Potter; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Potter, a step-grandson, Jacob Butler and a sister, Bonnie Keyes.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Monday, March 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

Burial will take place in the family lot at White Chapel Cemetery

Should friends desire memorial contributions in Albertha Potter’s memory may be made to Second Chance Animal Shelter through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    E. P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
    628 Main Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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  • Funeral

    Monday, March 9th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, March 9th, 2020 1:00pm
    E. P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
    628 Main Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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    Reverend Robert Wiseman c.s.c.
  • Interment

    White Chapel Cemetery
    Chapel Road
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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Linda Cassano

Posted at 07:47pm
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of a dear friend and relative Bert Potter. I was here caregiver for a long time, also a wonderful like sister to me. I will never forget her and the wonderful chats we had all the time. I and will miss this lady whom I have grown to love and respect every day. Your up there dancing with my brother Bill and your with your other family and friends who have gone before you. I love and miss you already.

Scott, Sandra and Gabriel Allen

Posted at 06:19pm
We love you Aunt Bert. May you rest in eternal peace.
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Posted at 01:51pm

Carol C Harrington

Posted at 09:39am
Bill, Trampas, &Carlton—my sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear Mom and sister. I have many fond memories of times spent with Carl & Marion and Bert & Bill Sr. Such caring & loving friends. May fond memories of Bert sustain you during this sad time.
Love, Carol Harrington

Laurie Berard

Posted at 07:26pm
It is very sad seeing this! I have know Bert and Billy my entire life, having my grandparents lifelong neighbors with them. I later married into the Potter family. She will be missed. I am thinking of you all and sending love your way, be strong!

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