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Deborah M. Shillaber

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WEST PAWLET -- Deb died on May 26, 2003 at home with family after a short battle with cancer of the pancreas and liver. She was born in 1933 and raised in New Jersey, attended Wellesley College and moved to Vermont in 1983 with her husband, Rob, who died in 1990.

She leaves here beloved daughers, Kathy Dewberry of South Carolina, Sue Zankowski and her husband, John, of New Jersey and Amy Miller of New Hampshire; her grandchildren, Ro and Clay Dewberry, Lesley Miller and step-grandchildren, Matt and Mike Zankowski; her brother, Bill Millman and wife, Lu, of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.

Deb loved singing in the UCC and ER choir; she served as president of the Women’s Fellowship, in the cabinet and on the pastoral relations committee. She served on the board of trustees of the Dorset Players, appeared in several musicals and plays, worked on costumes for many productions and had her directorial debut at the theatre. She also served on the board of Pawlet Scholarships. She had been a volunteer in the West Pawlet School library and then the Mettawee Community School library for 19 years.

The family requests no flowers. Any memorials may be made to the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, P.O. Box 263, Dorset, VT 05251 or to the Dorset Nursing Association, Route 30, P.O. Box 549, Dorset, VT 05251.

A memorial service will be held May 29 at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Dorset. All are welcome.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 27, 2003
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