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Ruth Brill

BRATTLEBORO -- Ruth (Beckett) Brill, 87, a resident of Manchester Center and Brattleboro, died March 31, 2007, at Thompson House in Brattleboro.

She was born in June, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the only daughter of Edmund A. and Alta (Dedell) Beckett. She attended New Canaan, Conn., schools, a graduate of Green Mountain College and she did graduate work at New York University in aeronautical engineering, meteorology and navigation. She was an aircraft pilot for several years.

She was married in 1952 to Whitney C. Brill Jr., of Pittsburgh, Pa., who predeceased her in 1970. She and her husband were lodge owners in Newfane after moving from Bucks County, Pa., in 1968.

After locating to Manchester Center in 1981, she was employed at the Orvis Company for 10 years as a customer service representative and at several real estate offices prior to her retirement.

Survivors include a daughter, Wendy B. Rembisz of Brattleboro; a son Jeffrey B. Brill of Old Orchard Beach, Maine; two grandchildren, Benjamin Brill of Los Angeles, Calif., and Aja Brill of North Anson, Maine; and a cousin Harry Dedell, Jr.

Cremation will be handled by Eternal Blessing’s. There will be no memorial services, upon her request. In lieu of flowers, raise your hand and toast an incredible woman, wonderful mother and a great friend. Memorial contributions may be made to Thompson House, 80 Maple St., Brattleboro, VT 05301.

Information provided by the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 3, 2007
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