• Frances “Val” Bryant, 85, of Westminster. Died Aug. 19, 2020 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H. The daughter of Michael and Petrone Veronica (Kiskionis) Molesky, she attended schools in Alstead, N.H., and graduated from Vilas High School. She was an avid reader, loved to cook, enjoyed bird watching and spending time with her family. She worked at Maplewood Nursing Home for 22 years; following her retirement from Maplewood, she worked part-time at the Allen Brothers farm stand. Frances is survived by one son, Ronald Everett of Concord, N.H.; four daughters, Barbara Tidd of Alstead, Collette Everett of Ormond Beach, Fla., Dianne Jones of Rockingham, and Dawn Parker of Charlestown, N.H.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Memorial information: A funeral service was held Aug. 27 at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Keene, N.H. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frances Bryant's name to the Activities Dept. of Maplewood Nursing Home, 201 River Rd., Westmoreland, NH 03467.

• Justin Thomas Harrison, 17, of West Brattleboro. Died unexpectedly August 11, 2020 at Boston Children's Hospital from complications of heart surgery. Justin was born in Delray Beach, Fla., on August 27, 2002, the son of Eugene and Jennifer (Sasso) Harrison. A resident of Brattleboro since the age of three, Justin attended Academy School and recently graduated from Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 2020. He enjoyed the computer, playing video games, swimming, and time shared with his family. Justin was somewhat shy but was known for his intellect and his spirit of friendship He was always considerate, respectful and polite to others. Just prior to his death, he was evaluating colleges and had plans of continuing his education. Survivors include his mother and father of Brattleboro; a brother, Anthony Sasso of Texas; two sisters, April Fonseca of Miami, Fla., and Jessica Wisell of Keene, N.H.; his maternal grandparents, Katherine Woods and Myat Lipscomb, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Albert and Carol Harrison. Memorial information: On Monday, Sept. 7, at 2:30 p.m., at the family's residence on 498 Marlboro Rd., there will be a memorial gathering with light refreshments for family, neighbors, friends and his classmates. Donations to the Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302. To share a memory or send messages of condolence to the family, visit

• Russell M. “Russ” Lincoln, 78, of Hinsdale, N.H. Died August 20, 2020 at his home after a courageous 5-year battle with cancer. He was born to Ira and Claudia Lincoln on June 16, 1942 in Fairfield, Conn. He grew up in the Fairfield area and remained there until 1982. He was the owner of Norwalk Automatic Transmission Service, where he leveraged his passion for cars and mechanical work. After relocating to the Brattleboro area, he opened and ran Brattleboro Automatic Transmission Service until his passing, and was known locally as the best in the trade. Russ was described by many as truly one of a kind. He had a quick wit and a very “colorful” sense of humor. One of his signature traits was his lively, animated telling of stories about the mischief of his youth. Russ made and kept many close relationships and friends over the years, and will be deeply missed by those who knew him and loved him. He leaves behind his children, Sherri McPartland and her fiance Bob of Danbury, Conn., Sheila Papps and her husband, Chris, of Easton, Conn., Suzanne Boyce of Norwalk, Conn., and Rory Lincoln of Guilford; his siblings Suzanne Richards and Gale Davis, both of New Milford, Conn., and Barry Lincoln of Waterbury, Conn., as well as six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his forever friend, Dody Carrier, and her loving family. Memorial information: Due to COVID-19, services will be private.

• Robert L. Mundell, 93, of West Brattleboro. Died July 20th at Pine Heights Nursing Home. Robert (Bob) was born in Holyoke, Mass., on June 15, 1927. At age 5, he moved with his family to East Dover. He attended high school at Leland & Gray Seminary in Townshend and finished at Columbia High School in Albany, N.Y. He enlisted in the Navy in 1945 near the end of World War II, and served two years. He traveled extensively through the country with his brothers and friends. He married his childhood sweetheart Loris Benezet in 1950. They were happily married for 69 years until Loris' death in 2019. In his early years he worked in the lumber industry. In the early 1960s, he worked on the St. Lawrence Seaway project in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He built homes in southern Vermont and also worked for William Staats of Newfane as a carpenter. He retired from Landmark College as a maintenance worker. He and Loris owned the Treasure Den Antique Shop. They also ran a hot dog cart, and enjoyed flea marketing and crafting. During retirement, they wintered in Florida and enjoyed traveling. Their biggest joy was raising their children in East Dover. They resided in East Dover until 2007 when they moved to Hayes Court in West Brattleboro. Bob was also a very big Boston sports enthusiast, especially the Red Sox. Robert is survived by a daughter, Donna Russell of West Brattleboro, a son, Robert R. Mundell, and daughter-in-law, Sandra of East Dover. He was predeceased by daughter Katherine Fletcher and her husband, Stuart, and infant twins, daughter Terry and son Gary. He is also survived by grandchildren Scott Russell and wife, Barbara, of Florida; Todd Russell of Springfield, Vt., Chris Russell of West Brattleboro, Russell Mundell of Chesterfield, N.H., and Lisa Robel and her husband, Daniel, of Westmoreland, N.H.; great-grandchildren Nicole Russell, Mason Collins, Kennedy Russell, and Ella Robel; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by six brothers: Melvin, Preston, Graydon, Rusten, Clayton, and Russell, and one sister, Roberta. Memorial information: None provided.

• Bernice “Bunny” Rounds Woodward, 90, of Athens. Died Aug. 21, 2020 at Pine Heights Nursing Home in Brattleboro. She was born July 26, 1930 in Grafton, the daughter of Harley and Catherine Rounds. She attended school in Grafton. Following school, she worked for Vermont Academy and Mary Meyer. She enjoyed cooking, cats, the outdoors, knitting and crocheting, and going to sporting events. She was a fun-loving, feisty lady with a wonderful laugh who loved to smile. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Community Christian Church in Athens, Bellows Falls Senior Center and Meals on Wheels. She married John Woodward, who predeceased her. Bunny is survived by her three sons, Robert, Ricky and Harley Woodward, her two brothers, Henry and Joe, two sisters, Jean Wright and Inez Brooks, and many nieces and nephews. Memorial information: A graveside service was held Aug. 30 at the Cambridgeport Cemetery.

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