Blossom Davine

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Blossom "Bunny" (Wilson) Davine, 82, of Rutland, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, following a brief illness.

She was born in Flushing, N.Y., on August 17, 1926, the daughter of Herbert Lee and Helen (Stangy) Wilson.

She moved to Proctor in 1939 when her family purchased the Wilson Castle.

She received her early education at Proctor High School, then continued on to the Dalton Finishing School in New York City.

Blossom met Robert C. Davine of Rutland. They married in 1948 and together they had five children, Lee, Robert, Timothy, Christopher and Denise.

Surviving are a son, Robert C. Davine and his wife, Judy, and their three children, Jessica, Ethan and John Robert, and a great-granddaughter, Jenna; a daughter, Denise Davine and her partner Edward Helo; a daughter, Lee Shrake and her family of Indiana; and a niece, Jackie Cline.

Blossom was predeceased by her husband, Robert Davine; two sons, Timothy Davine and Christopher Davine; and by two sisters, Phyllis Wilson and Lois Cline.

Mrs. Davine was an avid skier and volunteer ski instructor at Killington Ski Area. She worked at the Basin Ski Shop during the winter months, then helped run their family business with her daughter, Denise.

Private services with burial in Evergreen Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Castle Restoration Fund, c/o Denise Davine, PO Box 290, Center Rutland, VT 05736.

The Clifford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Rutland Herald on June 8, 2009