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Deane Madelene Cook Black
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1929
Death: May 15, 2012

HYDEVILLE - Deane Madelene Cook Black was born September 20, 1929, in Orwell, Vermont. She was one of seven children of William and Madelene Cook. She lived in Orwell, Sudbury, Northfield and Montpelier as a child. The family moved to Rutland in 1943.

Deane graduated from Rutland High School in 1947. Deane worked for Rutland News until her marriage in 1951 to William (Bill) P. Black. They lived in Norfolk, VA, while he was stationed in the Navy. Then they lived in Stratford, Connecticut, for over twenty years. Deane was employed as a budget analyst for the U.S. Government at Sikorsky Aircraft for almost thirty years. Upon her retirement in 1978, they moved to Lake Bomoseen, Vermont. Deane cared for her husband until his death in 1995.

Deane enjoyed many hobbies: knitting, crocheting, crosswords and puzzles, the "Avalon Beach Girls" birthday lunches, boating, and fishing. Deane was a great cook and was known for her holiday fruitcake, baked beans and pasta fagioli.

Deane is survived by two sisters, Roberta Briggs of Rutland, and Deanna Grube of Columbus, Georgia, and her buddies Mike and Patty, and many nieces and nephews. Deane is predeceased by her parents, husband, brothers Donald and Reginald Cook, sisters Reba Wierzbicki and Ramona Cadoret, and brothers-in-law, Edward Briggs and Dick Grube.

The family would like to recognize and thank Mickey Anderson for her friendship, love and caregiving support for the past several years.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 21, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Church on Convent Avenue in Rutland, Vermont, with burial at Calvary Cemetery following service. No calling hours. Honorary pallbearers include Theodore Wierzbicki, Warren J. Cadoret, Lyn Cook, Elsie Petrizzo, Doris Black, Terry Pellegrino and Rod Lemmo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rutland County Humane Society or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by Clifford Funeral Home.

Published in Rutland Herald on May 19, 2012 
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  William Charles Black (1927 - 1995)
Calvary Cemetery
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Created by: Carol Bestick
Record added: May 19, 2012
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Deane Madelene <i>Cook</i> Black
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