Maureen P. Wilcox
POWNAL - Maureen P. Wilcox, 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Center for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 8, 1938, in North Adams, Massachusetts, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Bushika) Messier. She graduated from Drury High School in North Adams and from Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts, with a degree in Education. In earlier years, she taught grade school in North Adams and for 26 years, she worked at Bijur in Bennington until retiring. She enjoyed cooking, knitting and gardening. Survivors include her children, Tim Dumas, of Tulare, California, Mark Dumas, Paula Mcauliffe, both of Pownal, and Neal Dumas, of Bennington; six grandchildren; several aunts, uncles and cousins. The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Mahar and Son Funeral Home, where calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life of Bennington County or Second Chance Animal Shelter, in care of Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. For online condolences, visit www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net .
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