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Barbara Sullivan Cass

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WALLINGFORD -- Barbara Sullivan Cass, 73, of Wallingford, died unexpectedly at her home on Aug. 7, 2005.

She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Feb. 23, 1932, the daughter of Daniel Patrick and Ruth (Chittenden) Sullivan.

She graduated from the Elmwood-Franklin School and Buffalo Seminary, both in Buffalo, and attended Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. She graduated from Castleton State College in Castleton with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and from SUNY Albany with a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling.

Following graduation from SUNY, she worked at Al Care Clinic in Colonie, N.Y., and the Albany Citizen’s Council on Alcoholism in Albany, N.Y. She then took a counseling position at Beech Hill Hospital in Dublin, N.H., and then at Evergreen Center in Rutland. She was a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor and retired as a certified rehabilitation counselor.

Mrs. Cass was a board member of the Turning Point Club and was a founding member of the Coalition on Substance Abuse in Older Vermonters. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church where she served on the vestry and was a hospital visitor.

When she lived in Peru, she was organist at the Peru Congregational Church and was a co-owner of the Peru General Store for four years. She enjoyed playing the piano and taught piano lessons for many years.

At the time of her death, she was living at the Wallingford House in Wallingford.

She was married to William V. Cass on April 7, 1958, in Buffalo, N.Y. The marriage ended in divorce.

She is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Cass Fallon and her husband Arnold E. Jr. of North Bennington, Anne Elizabeth Cass of Stratham, N.H. and Barbara Anne Cass of Berwick, Maine; three grandchildren, Amelia C. Fallon of N.Y., Derrick and Noah Fallon of North Bennington; two sisters, Alice Sullivan Dillon of Westfield, N.J. and Melissa Sullivan deCastro of Buffalo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Cass was predeceased by a brother, Landers L. Sullivan.

The memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at 2 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Alan G. Gibson, rector, officating.

There will be no calling hours

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 85 West St., Rutland, VT 05701, or the American Cancer Society, VT Division, 121 Connor Way, P.0. Box 1460, Williston, VT 05495

Tossing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 9, 2005
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