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Weakley, Barbara  
Barbara Campbell Weakley 1928 - 2015 EAST ARLINGTON Barbara Campbell Weakley died Sunday March 22 at Equinox Terrace in Manchester Center from complications of Parkinson's disease. Born Barbara Ann Campbell on October 17, 1928 in Swedish Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y., her parents were Eleanor Aldridge Campbell and C. Bruce Campbell. She lived her formative years in Floral Park, Long Island. She graduated from Packer Junior College in Brooklyn and attended Syracuse University, graduating from the College of Fine Arts in 1949. She was an accomplished watercolor artist. Her pen and ink drawings would later enliven the pages of the Arlington Garden Club year books. In 1954, while on vacation to do some sketching in Yellowstone National Park she met Tom Weakley, a fellow Syracuse alum, in the dining car of the train. They spent a day together touring Salt Lake City and environs, exchanged addresses, and fell in love by mail. They married October 15, 1955 in Garden City Long Island. They honey-mooned in a Vermont B&B in Londonderry before settling in Hollis, N.Y. They returned to Vermont in 1958 to start a family and open a candle making business. Barbara and her husband acquired the old Remember Baker grist mill in East Arlington and began molding candles in antique candle molds. Within a few years Candle Mill Village grew into a tourist mecca. Barbara was a devoted flower gardener and long-time member of the Arlington Garden Club where she played an active role in many flower shows over the years garnering many blue ribbons along the way. She was a congregant of the Federated Church of East Arlington. An avid reader, Barbara wrote an unpublished novella centered around local Vermont history observed by a century-old maple tree. In addition to her husband of 60 years; she is survived by a son, Christopher; and a grandson, Tristan; and granddaughter, Faustine, all of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; as well as a daughter, Margaret (Meg) Oceanna of White Creek, N.Y.; and granddaughter, Rosalie Oceanna-Kolb of West Arlington; a brother, John Bruce Campbell, of Sudbury, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the East Arlington Federated Church on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kathleen S. Clark, pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor to the Martha Canfield Fisher Library in Arlington would be appreciated, and may be made through the office of the MAHAR SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
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Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 25, 2015
Wood, William  
William J. Wood 1929 - 2015 NEWTOWN CONN. William J. Wood, 86, of Newtown, Conn., passed away peacefully in his home Sunday March 22. He was born Feb. 6, 1929 in Norwalk, Conn. to the late William Ambrose Wood and Hannah McGrath Wood. He graduated from Darien High School and then served in the United States Army as a Private First Class in the 45th Infantry Division, Second Battalion, Company 2, in the Korean War. After an honorable discharge, he served in the U.S. Army reserve. He was a volunteer with the Noroton Heights Fire Department, worked for the Darien Post Office and then as a supervisor for Northeast Utilities in Stamford until 1970 when the family moved to Bennington Vt. where he worked for Stanley Tools. He returned to Connecticut after living a short period of time in Florida to be closer to his children. His passion for life was found in his faith in God. As such he was a gentle, caring father and man always trying to follow in the footsteps of Christ. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing the fruits of his garden labors with others. He was looking forward to planting his tomatoes as soon as the snow melted. William loved sports as an avid Yankees and Steelers fan. He is survived by his two children, William C. Wood and his wife, Lorri, from Bennington, Vt., and his daughter, Maegan A. Wood and her wife, Sharon, from Sandy Hook, Conn. He is also survived by his brother, Daniel E. Wood of Southbury, Conn.; and a number of nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Marjorie Wood; and siblings, Anna May Treme, and Robert J. Wood. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday March 28, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila at 146 Main Street South, Woodbury, Conn., where he worshiped for over 20 years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, P.O. Box 5001, Woodbury, CT 06798 or to Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 344 Newtown, CT 06470 or to the charity of your choice.
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Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 25, 2015
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