Carol M Coulter

Shaftsbury, VT – Carol M Coulter, 81, a former resident of Sycamore Lane in Shaftsbury, VT passed away peacefully on December 27th, 2022 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Bennington on July 15th, 1941, the daughter of the late James R. and Carnie (White) McGurn. Carol received her education in the Bennington schools, and was a 1959 graduate of Bennington Catholic High School.

Carol then graduated from Trinity College in Burlington, VT in 1963 and began her teaching career in Bennington, where she was employed by the Bennington School District for many years until the time of her retirement.

Carol loved all kinds of music and spending time with her grandchildren. A perfect day for Carol was scouting out a few tag sales- looking for that special treasure, stopping to pick up a dozen ears of Moses corn to share with family and friends, swinging by one of her favorite restaurants and finishing the day reading a few chapters. She was an avid reader.

Survivors include two daughters, Lisa M. Holliman, of South Burlington, VT, Susan C. Hinckley, and son-in-law, David W. Hinckley, of Rutland, VT; four grandchildren, David W. Hinckley, Jr., James C. Hinckley, Nicholas M. Hinckley, and Hannah B. Holliman; a sister and brother-in-law, Jacqueline A. and Edward Leete, of Beaver Creek, OH, a brother, James McGurn, of Colchester, VT and a sister-in-law Jamie Balch, of Burlington, VT. Carol is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At Carol’s request there will be no calling hours. Her burial will take place at the convenience of the family at St. John’s Cemetery in North Bennington.

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