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Phyllis Temple Wilcox 1923-2010 MANCHESTER Phyllis Temple Wilcox, 86 of Manchester, passed away August 23, 2010 at the Equinox Terrace in Manchester. She was born October 26, 1923 in Marlborough, Mass., to John W. Temple and Olive Johnson Temple. She was raised and schooled in Marlborough, Mass., then attended Becker College, Worcester, Mass. She married Bernice Wilcox of Manchester, on July 18, 1942 at the Wayside Inn Chapel, Sudbury, Mass. Bernice passed away July 23, 1998. She worked at General Electric, Schenectady, NY from 1942-1946 as a secretary and then at Telechron, Ashland, Mass., from 1946-1947. In 1948 the couple moved to Manchester, where they made a home and started their family. Phyllis was a very active member in the 1st Congregational Church as part of the United Women's Fellowship, a Trustee, a Deacon, a Sunday school teacher and many other activities of the church. She was also a member of Adoniram No. 22 Order of Eastern Star since 1951 and a volunteer at Hildene and the Thrift Shop for many years. Phyllis also built a successful career as a librarian working in 1961-1979 at Manchester Elementary School, 1980-1985 at Mark Skinner Library and 1986-1996 at Dorset School Library. Phyllis is survived by three children, Diana Lee Wilcox, of Danby, Gary Frank Wilcox & wife, Diane, of Manchester, Allen Temple Wilcox and wife, Lisa, of Wells, five grandchildren, four step grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two nieces, two grandnephews and two grand nieces. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her younger brother John W. Temple, Jr. of Hudson, Mass. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday August 28, 2010 at 11 a.m., at the BREWSTER FUNERAL HOME 34 Park Place Manchester, VT. Burial will follow in Ira Allen Cemetery in Sunderland. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Manchester Rescue Squad or the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department c/o Brewster Funeral Service PO Box 885 Manchester, VT 05255. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 26, 2010
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