Bernice Irene Lamden – Burlington
|January 9, 2013||Filled under Obituaries, Our Town||
Bernice Irene Lamden, “Bunny” was born in 1922. She grew up in Brookline, Mass. with her loving parents Lillian (Kupferman) and Samuel Levenson and brother, Jack. She attended the Boston Modern School of Applied Art, where she studied the history and construction of costume design. Following her graduation, Bunny wrote a column for a Boston newspaper, which led to a job as a fashion model for Filene’s until she became involved in the war effort of World War II. In 1942, Bunny married Merton Lamden. During the war she worked as an instructor at the Radiation Laboratories at MIT. In 1947, Mert and Bunny moved to Burlington, Vt. when Mert accepted a position at UVM College of Medicine. Bunny soon became involved with the Burlington community theater group (now the Lyric Theater) designing sets and costumes. Her daughters, Carol and Debbie, are both artists and her grandson, Ari, loves to draw. Bunny was a life member of Hadassah. She avidly supported a number of social and human rights causes. Bunny leaves her loving husband of 70 years, her daughter, Carol Sacks, of Plainville, Mass., her daughter Deborah, her son-in-law Enzo DiMaio of Charlotte and her adored grandson, Ari, who has disabilities. There will be visiting hours from 1 to 3 pm on Thursday, Jan. 10 and Friday, Jan. 11at the Shores at Shelburne Bay Senior Living. Thank you to the staff at The Shores at Shelburne Bay and her doctor, Frank Landry. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Partners In Adventure, which her daughter started for her grandson in 1999 to create camps and social programs for young people with disabilities. Partners In Adventure, Inc., P.O. Box 867, Shelburne, VT 05482.