— Nancy Corliss Castle, a longtime resident of Bennington, passed away peacefully at Crescent Manor Nursing Home on September 20, 2018 at the age of 81. The daughter of the late Theodore A. and Bernice L. (Watt) Corliss, she was born in Bennington, VT on October 5, 1936.
Her family had relocated to Bennington where her father worked as an Industrial Engineer with H T Cushman Manufacturing. Nancy was a graduate of Bennington High School, Class of 1954, she continued her education at Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington where she trained to become an X-Ray Technician. She worked in the former Putnam Memorial Hospital (now Southwestern VT Medical Center), Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, MA , Mt Auburn in Cambridge , MA and Mary Fletcher Hospital. Nancy was also a Medical Records Transcriptionist at Putnam Memorial Hospital. She had resided in the Boston area from 1956-1962 returning to Bennington in 1963.
She was a member of the Fellowship of the Second Congregational Church and a former member of The Plain Dirt Gardeners. Nancy was an avid reader and loved reading historical novels.
She leaves her son Douglas Corliss Castle and wife Sue Lornitzo of Bradford, daughters Debra Corey of Tempe, AZ and Amy Castle of Bennington, grandchildren Hannah Corey, Sarah Corey, Bryan Alderman and wife Sarah, great grandchildren Landen James Alderman and Alaina Alderman, former son in law Gary Corey, former husband William A. Castle Jr., nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandson Luke James Alderman.
Graveside funeral services were held at the Center Shaftsbury Cemetery on Saturday September 29 at 11am with Reverend Mark Blank pastor of the Second Congregational Church officiating. A memorial reception followed the graveside service in the lounge of the Second Congregational Church. The family received friends at the Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home on Friday evening September 28 from 6-7pm. Make Memorial gifts to the Second Congregational Church in care of the Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
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