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Doris Haley, 94

POWNAL, Vt. — Doris Helen Haley, 94, of Pownal died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

She was born in North Adams, Mass., on June 12, 1928, a daughter of Herbert and Eva Chalifoux Blake. She graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1946.

Doris was employed in her earlier years at the former Blackinton Mills and Wall-Streeter Shoe companies, both in North Adams. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Doris was a member of the Pownal Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Pownal Historical Society.

Her husband, Francis E. "Pa" Haley, whom she married March 1, 1947, died Sept. 19, 2005.

Survivors include her son, Francis E. "Skip" Haley II (Beverly) of Pownal; daughter April Haley Bump (Scott) of Pownal; six grandchildren Nicki Condon (Patrick), Haley Robinson, John "JR" Robinson II (Jamie), Melissa Reardon (James), Todd Haley (Wendy) and Krista Bump; eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves a sister, Judy Columbus of Pownal.

She was predeceased by sisters Florence Courtot, Lena Nolli, Carol Harris, Ann Cook, Eva Pratt, Cecelia Blake and Shirley Jones and brothers Herbert Blake Jr. and Donald Blake.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Private graveside services will take place in the family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery in Pownal. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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I will miss Doris so much. She was always there for me when I needed a loving hug or kind advise. Love you Doris.
from: Barbara lafitaon: 01-19-2023