Linda Jean Greenslet

Bennington, VT – Linda Jean Greenslet (Gardner), 71, a lifelong resident of Bennington, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on January 2, 2023. Linda was born on January 7, 1951, the daughter of Richard and Shirley (Bump) Gardner, Sr.

Linda worked at various businesses in Bennington and the surrounding area throughout the years including CB Sports, Thompson Manufacturing, Independent Homes and the American Red Cross. She also worked at the Bennington Banner for a number of years in the advertising sales department and ran Linda’s Restaurant. She was a mainstay at the Bennington American Legion Post 13 for 18 years. She was very committed to the American Legion and was devoted to Veterans and Veteran causes. She served as an officer of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the NorShaft Lions Club. She was a huge Nascar fan, a crafter, loved bingo and frequenting the casino with her friends.

Linda was truly devoted to her loving family and dear friends and supported them in all that they did. She was very proud of them all and rejoiced in their achievements. Her relationship with her sisters and brothers was cherished. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s BMX races and cheering them on. She loved family events and always made it a point to attend, if possible. Linda was very social and could carry a conversation with anyone. She touched the lives of countless people.

Linda’s memory lives on in the hearts of her survivors: her husband, Stephen Greenslet, of Bennington VT; her son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Amy Richardson, of Shaftsbury VT; her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Joyce Gardner, Jr. of Bennington VT; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Gail and Edward Elmore, Sharon Gardner and Bob Harrington, Wendy Chenaille and Jim Thurber, Kim and Mike Livingston, all of Bennington; and her sister-in-law, Robin Haynes-Gardner of Shaftsbury VT. Her grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Riley and Ryder Richardson; her stepchildren, Chad Greenslet, Ryan (Jacqui) Greenslet, Jodi (Lee) Morrison and Josh Greenslet, 9 step grandchildren, 2 step-great grandchildren and her beloved dog, her ‘girl’ Minke. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Gary Gardner in 2021.

A Celebration of Life for Linda Jean Greenslet will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023; what would have been Linda’s 72nd birthday, at 2:00 PM at the Bennington American Legion Post 13. Should friends desire, contributions in Linda’s memory may be made to the American Legion Post 13 or the Second Chance Animal Center through the office of the Mahar Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

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