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Audrey Dennett Bullock O'Brien
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1923
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 2009
Windham County
Vermont, USA

Audrey Dennett

Audrey Dennett 1923 - 2009 Brattleboro, VT Audrey Dennett Bullock O'Brien, 85, died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 at DHMC. Audrey was born in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 30, 1923, to Maybelle Raymond and Tyler Dennett where Tyler worked as a consultant for the State Dept. Audrey's family later moved to Princeton where her father taught at the University. As a young girl Audrey recalls meeting many of her parents' fascinating contemporaries including Albert Enstein. In 1934, Audrey moved to Williamstown, Mass., where Tyler took the position of Williams College president. Despite a year in bed battling childhood illnesses, Audrey fully recovered, attending Shipley, then graduated from Emma Willard School ('41). Upon her father's retirement, the family took up fulltime residence in Hague on Lake George, where her grandparents had summered. After two years at Vassar College she joined the war effort and became a LINK trainer in Florida with the Navy W.A.V.E.S. After the war, Audrey pursued her interest in flying by earning a pilot's license and worked for a private airline. Audrey returned to college, graduating with a B.A. from William Smith College ('50). Audrey remained in Geneva to be close to her ailing mother. She pursued a career in social work at Newark State School. Audrey fondly recalled sailing on Seneca Lake with her dear college friends and ski trips with her beloved younger brother. After the death of her parents, Audrey desired to travel to Europe as she had done as a young girl with her mother by steamship. Enrolled in foreign language classes she met he first husband, Delbert Bullock. They had three daughters and eventually settled in the Fayetteville-Manlius area of NYS. Audrey returned to school again, earning her Masters from Syracuse University. She opted for a profession in teaching that would afford her the same vacations as her school-age children. This allowed the whole family to spend a great deal of time at audrey's childhood home on Lake George. Audrey taught reading in the Chittenango and Bridgeport schools nearly 20 years. She retired in 1986 due to macular degeneration. Audrey fulfilled her dream and returned to live fulltime in the family home in Hague where she lead an independent and active retirement for 18 years. She was very involved in the community and traveled extensively. she continued to open her home and heart to extended family and friends, including her older brother, Tyler, "Bud". Audrey moved to Brattleboro in 2004, first to Morningside Commons, then to Holton Home (2006) where she found community and was lovingly cared for; returning summers to Hague on Lake George. Audrey was very proud of her parents yet humble recalling their distinguished lives. Tyler won a Pulitzer Prize in 1933 and received many honorary degrees. He used his influences at the State Dept. to extend visas to European Jewish students studying in the U.S. during World War II. Maybelle instilled a sense of justice and caring and sparked Audrey's love of travel and adventure. Audrey recalled that her mother Maybelle removed her name from the Daughters of the American Revolution because the DAR banned opera singer, Marian Anderson from performing in their D.C. concert hall. Audrey had many interests and was a voracious reader. She was an athlete and enjoyed a lifetime of sports. She was an active participant in the Northern Lake George Yatch Club since its inception. Audrey took many sailing and camping trips with her young daughters and dogs; was a lover of animals; the outdoors and a patron of the arts. Audrey is predeceased by three brothers, Lawrence, Tyler and Raymond Dennett and dearly-loved brother-in-law and sister-in-law, including Janet Dickinson former Holton Home resident. She leaves three daughters, Pam, Emily and Kate Bullock of the Brattleboro area, three grandchildren, Tyler and Guthrie Hatton-Bullock and Delaney Bullock, devoted sons-in-law, Timothy Hayes, RA van Dyk, and John Hutton, many loving nieces and nephews and numerous dear friends. Audrey will be remembered as a loyal friend, 2nd mother to many, strong woman role-model and devoted mother and grandmother. NOTICE: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Northern Lake Yacht Club Junior Sailing Endowment Trust, c/o Michael Huffman, 55 Overlake Park, Burlington VT 05401 or to Holton Home, 158 Western Ave., Brattleboro, VT. A celebration of life will be held at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center on Saturday, September 5th at 3:00. Light fare to follow. The Grange is handicap accessible. Arrangements by ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME.[Brattleboro Reformer, Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, September 5, 2009."] 
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  Delbert James Bullock (1926 - 2003)
Created by: Marie and Bruce Newell
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
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