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Donald M. Towne

1938 - 2013 ARLINGTON Donald M. Towne died Nov. 24, 2013, in Peterborough, N.H. Born in Boston on Dec. 11, 1938, Donald was the son of Hiram and Phyllis Towne of Braintree, Mass., and Arlington. He was a graduate of Braintree High School and in 1959 earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College in Middlebury. Donald took pride in being the carillon player at the Middlebury chapel. Following graduation, he was employed at Star Printing Co. in Boston. Donald then went on to start a Christian school in Ashland, N.H. A collector and dealer of antiques for most of his life, Donald devoted many years to the restoration and furnishing of the Heather Mansion, an historic house in Wilmington. He leaves his three daughters, Rachel, Rebecca, and Martha; a sister, Nancy Towne McConnel of Camden Maine; a niece, Wendy McConnel Sirchio of Louisville, Ky., and several grandchildren. The family will hold a graveside service in the spring in Arlington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 20, 2013
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