Dawn A. Parkhurst, 55, a resident of Beech Street, Bennington, died Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Bennington Health & Rehabilitation following a courageous battle with cancer.
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Born in North Adams, MA on July17, 1964 she was the daughter of Edward Coulter Sr. and Roxanna (Jenkerson) Burdick. Dawn received her education in the Bennington schools and was a 1982 graduate of Mt. Anthony Union High School.
In earlier years Dawn was employed at Cascade School Supply in North Adams and later worked at the Vermont Veterans Home until the time of her illness.
Dawn was first married to Scott A. Hurley who died in 1996. She later married Pat Parkhurst on March 7, 2009.
As a young girl Dawn was a member of the Rainbow Girls. A very active “outdoorsy” person, Dawn loved fishing, hiking, camping. A hard worker, she was an avid reader who also enjoyed crocheting. She was very family oriented and loved the precious times spent with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Pat Parkhurst of Bennington; three sons, Scott A. Hurley Jr. and his wife Christy, Eli J. Hurley and his partner Sarah Helander and Ryan A. Hurley and his wife Tiffany, all of Bennington; her mother and step-father (who she lovingly called Dad) Roxanna and Frank Burdick of Pownal; her father, Edward S. Coulter Sr. of Lakeland, FL; two brothers, Edward S. (Amy) Coulter Jr. of Bennington and Frank E. Burdick of Pownal and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. with Mr. Richard Setzer officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral Home Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions in Dawn Parkhurst’s memory may be made to the Bennington Cancer Crusaders through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, Vt.
Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.