Dorothy S. Largena
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PUTNEY- Dorothy S. Largena, 84, died on Tuesday, April 29, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Brattleboro, surrounded by her family. She was born in Putney on April 9, 1930, the daughter of the late Edmund D. and Rachel (Fuller) Stockwell.

Mrs. Largena was a lifelong Putney resident. She was employed for 14 years at Green Mountain Orchard, two years at the Putney Post Office, and four years at Ames Department Store until her retirement.

Mrs. Largena was a social butterfly. She enjoyed embroidering, camping, spending time outdoors, tending to her flowerbeds, assisting her son-in-law with delivering the Deerfield Valley News newspaper in the Wilmington area, and animals. In 2011, at the age of 81, she took up painting at The Gathering Place, which she became very good at.

Mrs. Largena’s pride and joy were her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Largena in 1976; two brothers, Sherman and Edward Stockwell, and two sisters, June Ross and Martha Snyder. She is survived by two daughters, Faith Martin and her husband Carl Mosher, of Putney, and Carol A. Lynch and her husband Laurence Jr., also of Putney; a brother, David Stockwell, of Bellows Falls; five grandchildren, Peter C. Martin, of Keene, NH, Heather F. Martin, of Putney, Amanda M. Lynch, of Keene, NH; Tyler D. Lynch, of Dummerston, and Shawn M. Lynch, of Putney; two great-grandchildren, Hannah G. Martin, of Tallahassee, FL, and Carter L. Melia, of Keene; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Stockwell, of Putney, and Jean Stockwell, of Guilford; a close family friend, Kim Basinger; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends made at The Gathering Place.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at The Gathering Place and BMH Special Care Unit for the love and care given to their mother.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 6. A funeral service was followed by burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Putney.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to The Gathering Place, 30 Terrace St., Brattleboro, VT 05301; East Putney Community Club, c/o Marilyn Loomis, 37 Signal Pine Road, Putney, VT 05346 or Vermont Pet Partners, c/o Heidi Henderson, 376 Coffee House Road, Killington, VT 05751. Condolences may be offered at

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