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Donald W. Stockwell

1921 - 2016 BRATTLEBORO - Donald White "Don" Stockwell, age 94, passed away peacefully at Vernon Green Nursing Home in Vernon on May 14, 2016 where he had been a resident since November 2007. Donald was born in Brattleboro on September 13, 1921 to Hazen E. Stockwell and Marguerite White Stockwell. Donald was a direct descendent of Peregrine White who was the first child born on the Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor in 1620. His ancestors served in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the Civil War and World War I. A life long resident of Brattleboro, Mr. Stockwell attended Brattleboro High School and graduated from Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, MA in 1939. Following graduation he attended Bryant & Stratton Business School in Boston, MA where he received a B.A. degree in 1942. Mr. Stockwell served in World War II in the medical field with the North American Division of the Air Transport Command of the US Army Air Corps from 1942-1946 and served eighteen months in the European, Middle East and North African Theatre of Operations (Azores). He received the Good Conduct medal, the European North African Theatre Campaign and American Theatre Campaign Ribbons, and the Victory Medal. He received an Honorable Discharge in February 1946. Following his service discharge Mr. Stockwell was employed by Hooker, Corser & Mitchell Co. in Brattleboro and was manager of their plant in Springfield, VT. In 1948 Mr. Stockwell joined Dunham Brothers as a Sales Development Manager in the shoe manufacturing business and ultimately became their District Sales Manager retiring in 1978. Following his retirement Mr. Stockwell was employed part time with Gateway Homes, Tri State Automotive and Red Circle Toys in Brattleboro. He also worked for 32 years at Hogback Mountain Ski Area in Marlboro, VT. For many years Donald Stockwell was the manager of the Medical Professional Building at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. On April 4, 1953 at the Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro he married the former Alice Howe Anderson of Brattleboro who survives him. He leaves a son, Mark A. Stockwell and his wife, Nancy and two granddaughters, Jessie and Alison; and daughter, Martha E. Momaney and her husband, Mitchel and two grandsons, Tyler and Ross. A son, William E. Stockwell died on March 18, 1992. Other surviving family members include a stepdaughter, Donna Frechette of Vernon, VT, a sister, Jean F. Strong of Meriden, NH and a half-sister, Dr. Sally Stockwell Metro and her husband, Will of Williston, VT. A very special cousin, Richard S. Geehr died on January 2, 2009. Donald was a founder and charter member of the Brattleboro Rotary Club since 1950. He served as a past president was the recipient of two Paul Harris Fellowship Awards, the most recent being in 2008. Mr. Stockwell was a member of the American Legion Post #5 and a member of the VFW Post 1034. He was also an active member of the Brattleboro Lodge of Masons #102, Scottish Rite Bodies, Cairo Temple and Royal Order of Jesters, and the Cairo Temple Oriental Band. Mr. Stockwell was a former director of the Brattleboro Shrine Holding Corporation serving as its Treasurer for many years. Additionally, Donald Stockwell was a 31-year director of the Brattleboro Savings & Loan Association, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro since 1936. Mr. Stockwell was one of the founders of the Brattleboro Little League and was coach of the Yankees for many years. He enjoyed fishing, skiing, genealogy, gardening, Civil War study and European Travel. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will take place on Thursday, May 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the Centre Congregational Church, Main Street in Brattleboro. Private burial services will follow at the Prospect Hill Cemetery on South Main Street in Brattleboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 6433, Brattleboro, VT 05302 or the Vernon Green Nursing Home, Activities Dept., 61 Greenway Drive, Vernon, VT 05354. To sign an online guestbook with messages of condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on May 17, 2016
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