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Dora Preston Burnell
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1933
Washington County
Vermont, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 2013
Washington County
Vermont, USA

Dora A. Burnell 80, passed away at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Monday, March 4, 2013.

Born in Moretown on January 29, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret (Shaw) Preston.

On June 5, 1954, she married Henry "Joe" Burnell in Waterbury. Joe predeceased Dora on February 17, 2000.

Dora attended schools in Waterbury and went on to work as a psychiatric technician for the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury for over 10 years. A resident of Duxbury for over 40 years where she raised her family, Dora moved to the village of Waterbury following the death of her husband, Joe.

Her memberships included being a longtime member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Emerald Rebekah Lodge #33 and the Waterbury Area Senior Citizens. In her leisure time she enjoyed all types of craftwork, puzzles and watching television.

Dora is survived by her three sons, Henry J. Burnell and his wife, Kim of Zillah WA, William Burnell and his wife, Cathy of Anchorage AK, and Robert Hurd-Burnell and his wife, Kelly of Duxbury; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; her companion, Raymond Eastman of Waterbury; her brother-in-law, Cloyd "Red" Cary, Jr. of Waterbury; as well as nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her stepfather, William Cameron, and two sisters, Grace King and Helen Cary.

Memorial services will be held from the Wesley United Methodist Church in Waterbury on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow at the Waterbury Senior Center. Later inurnment will take place in the Waterbury Center Cemetery.

Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences please visit us at and Facebook. 
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  Henry Joe Burnell (1931 - 2000)
Waterbury Center Cemetery
Waterbury Center
Washington County
Vermont, USA
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Oct 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60509683
Dora <i>Preston</i> Burnell
Added by: Barb Destromp
Dora <i>Preston</i> Burnell
Added by: Barb Destromp
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 Added: Mar. 6, 2013

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