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Winifred L. (Favreau) Harrington ROSWELL, Ga. — Winifred L. (Favreau) Harrington passed away on Jan. 22, 2019, in Roswell, at age 92. Winnie was born on May 28, 1926, in Waterbury, CT. She moved with her parents Clarence and Marjorie (Beecher) Favreau, and sister, Florence, to West Townshend, VT, where her father ran a printing business, the West River Printing Co. Winnie graduated from Leland and Gray Seminary in 1944 and attended the University of VT (UVM) from 1944 to 1946. She later returned to UVM’s School of Cytotechnology in 1975 and subsequently worked as a cytotechnologist at Central VT Hospital. She also earned her real estate license in 1979. Winnie was married twice, and was predeceased by both husbands. Her first marriage in 1946 was to Richard "Dick" Cobb, the brother of her UVM dear friend and roommate, Deborah Cobb, and they lived first in the Burlington area and subsequently in Montpelier. With Dick, she had three children Steven (& Molly), of Terrace Park, OH, Brian (& Nancy), of Fort Collins, CO, and Debbie (& Harvey) Katz, of Marietta, GA. Besides her three children, she is survived by nine grandchildren, including Elias (CO), Nathaniel (CA), Ellie (CO), Darren (CO), Alex (OH), Martin (GA), Brent (GA), KariLeigh (GA) and David (GA); and many great-grandchildren. She married Robert "Bob" Harrington in 1979, and became good friends with his children Paul, Robert, Ann (deceased) and Harriet. Until 2009, Winnie was a lifelong resident of VT other than brief stints in AZ and FL with Bob. In 2009, Winnie moved to a seniors community in Roswell, GA, to be near Debbie. If Winnie could be described by a single word, it would be “curious.” Winnie was curious about, and interested in, virtually everything. When she was younger, before she suffered the crippling effects of rheumatoid arthritis, she created art works in oils, watercolors, pastels, charcoal and pencil. Her work was good enough that she sold some of her art. She also wrote poetry and wickedly funny limericks. One poem, submitted to a Burlington poetry contest in the 1950s, won first prize. She loved playing all kinds of card and word games, and was a devotee of the NY Times crossword puzzle. She was a member of the DAR, the VT Historical Society and the VT Old Cemetery Association, among others. Her interest in history and ephemera allowed her to collect and donate to the VT Historical Society, the UVM Special Collections (paper and ephemera), as well as a long anticipated gift to the Winterthur Museum in DE. In addition to donations, Winnie actively managed an eBay account for many years where she bought and (mostly) sold ephemera. She loved and was a learned student of antiques. Later in life, when she was restricted to a wheelchair, she liked nothing better than to travel with family members to gardens and museums in the Atlanta area. As much as she loved the arts, music and history, her greatest passion was books and reading. While a resident of her beloved Vermont, she liked nothing better than to browse in antique book shops and collected hundreds of histories, biographies, geography and travel books, atlases and other nonfiction. And she read everything she collected. When she passed, she was reading books on historical China and the “Hidden History of Vermont,” and a book by environmentalist Wendell Berry. Finally, Winnie also loved nature and the wild places of VT and New England, and loved walking and finding nature’s surprises such as the claystones found in some of VT's brooks and streams. Among her favorite places were Duck Pond on Cape Cod, Tannery Brook in West Townshend and Middlesex Notch. She also loved the ocean and the Arizona desert. Winnie requested only a graveside service with family and close friends in attendance, and that a line from John Galsworthy’s short story, “The Apple Tree,” be inscribed on her gravestone. It reads “the apple tree - the singing - and the gold,” and evokes memories of one of her favorite stories. She will be buried in the Spring in the Round Hill Cemetery in West Townshend, next to the graves of her parents. Funeral services performed by Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home of Bellows Falls.

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