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Sophia A. Wessel

1926 - 2016 BRATTLEBORO- Sophia A. Wessel, 89, a longtime resident of Chestnut Street died early Monday morning, April 25, 2016 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Wessel was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on July 1, 1926 the daughter of Johannes and Neeltje M. (Haagberg) van Hoeven. She was educated in the Netherlands and earned an Associate's degree in psychiatric nursing. In 1954 she and her husband John Wessel and their two children came to the United States and settled in Brattleboro. She had worked a number of years at the Southeast Regional Library in Dummerston. Previously she had been employed at Leader Beverages in Brattleboro. For many years she was a volunteer at Brooks Library and RSVP. Survivors include five children, Nellie Hamilton of Hinsdale, Willem Wessel of West Chesterfield, Trixie Stinebring of Spofford, Joy Trigg of Williston, VT and Rosemary Wessel of Cummington, MA, nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one great -great grandson, and two sisters both of the Netherlands. Additionally she leaves many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband who died on January 7, 2014. In accordance with Mrs. Wessel's final wishes, burial in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery will be private. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to, Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05302. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence to the family please visit www.atamaniuk.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 27, 2016
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