Harold “Sonny” Whitney
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WILMINGTON- Harold Franklin (Sonny) Whitney, 87, a resident of Higley Hill Road, died on March 5 at Pine Heights in Brattleboro. Mr. Whitney was born in Dorset on September 4, 1929, the son of Harold Frank and Alice (Snow) Whitney and attended local schools.

Mr. Whitney worked on the family farm and Miller Farm in Vernon. For a short time he worked for Lane Construction, took on various tasks at Mount Snow, and worked as a custodian at Deerfield Valley Elementary School. He enjoyed farming, CB radio, camping with his family, hunting, and fishing.

With his wife Dorothy, he enjoyed traveling the back roads of Vermont and listening to country-western music. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Acito-Moncrief, whom he married February 1, 2003, at the Marlboro Meeting House; son, Timothy Whitney and his wife Kathy, of Marlboro; daughter, Candice Simon, of Marlboro; stepsons, Aaron Moncrief, of Georgia, and Jason Moncrief and his wife Elizabeth, and Paul Moncrief and his wife Patricia, all of New Jersey; sisters, Volitia Elliott and her husband Robert, of Marlboro; and Margaret Crafts, of Longmeadow, MA; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Whitney was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years. Eunice May Whitney, on December 18, 1998.

Graveside funeral services in the family lot in Clark-Warren Cemetery in Marlboro will be announced at a later date. Visiting hours were held Thursday, March 9, at Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, 44 East Main Street, Wilmington.

If friends desire gifts in Mr. Whitney’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Office, c/o Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal email condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
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