Obituaries

TOWNSHEND- Helen Margret Cole, 81, formerly of Newfane, died September 23 at Grace Cottage Hospital, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Jamaica on January 5, 1939, to Camille and Mary (Wright) Paradis. She grew up and attended school in East Dover. Besides taking care of her...
WARDSBORO- Please join family and friends in the celebration of life for Joan M. Staib (September 3, 1944, to January 22, 2020), a lifelong resident of Wardsboro. She was the wife of Donald A. Staib Sr. and mother to Donald Jr., Laurie, Lonnie, and Kirby Staib. 
The celebration will be...
Wilmington- Dana Baylor Consolino, 76, a resident of Ware Road, died  Sunday, September 20, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. 
Mrs. Consolino was born in Scotia, NY, on February 23, 1944, the daughter of the late Leonard and Doris Mack. She  attended Scotia schools and graduated from the...

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
BRATTLEBORO- The membership of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center elected six new members to the museum’s board of trustees at the annual meeting of the members.
Originally scheduled for March 31 but rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual meeting took place over video...
DOVER- Raymond E. Cookson, 68, a resident of Waldwinkle Road, died peacefully at his home on Monday, September 7. The son of the late Raymond F. and Phyllis (Haire) Cookson, he was born in Bridgeport, CT, on March 11, 1952. He grew up in Orange, CT, where he received his education from Amity High...

Denise Anne Lavigne
Milton – Denise Anne Lavigne, 64, died peacefully on Saturday, August 29, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. 
Mrs. Lavigne was born on November 14, 1955, in Weymouth, MA, the daughter of Lionel and Barbara (Hanscom) Deslaurier. She graduated from Mt. Mansfield Union High School...
DOVER- James F. O’Brien, 83, a resident of West Dover and formerly of North Haledon and Wyckoff, NJ, died on Sunday, August 23, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, He was born May 5, 1937 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Paterson, NJ, grew up in Wyckoff, NJ, attending Wyckoff public...
CAMBRIDGE, NY- Roberta E. Rafus, 89, a former resident of Wilmington, VT, died peacefully at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, VT, on Tuesday, August 18. 
For the past several years she had resided in New York state, most recently in Cambridge and Hoosick Falls. The...
BRATTLEBORO- Robert L. Mundell, 93, of West Brattleboro, died on July 20 at Pine Heights Nursing Home.  Mr. Mundell, known as Bob, was born in Holyoke, MA, on June 15, 1927. At age 5 he moved with his family to East Dover. He attended high school at Leland & Gray in Townshend, and finished at...
DOVER- Inspiring, fun-loving mother and so much more, Janet Irene (Marley) Durkin, of West Dover, and Falmouth, MA, nearly 85 years old, died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Friday, August 14.  The life she had already lived, and the more she had planned to live, gave no indication of...

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