Ross K. Wilkin, 63, a long-time resident of Hinsdale and formerly of Putney, VT. died on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. He passed peacefully and quietly in the familiar surroundings of his home.
Ross was born the son of the late Jeanne Ross and Ronald Wilkin on April 15, 1958, in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was educated in Randolph and graduated from Thayer Academy, class of 1977. He went on in his studies attending the University of New Hampshire.
On October 31, 1997, he met Shirley Morrill. There was an instant bond and they have lived as partners ever since. Ross and Shirley have been together for twenty-four years.
He was employed by the True Value Hardware Store in Brattleboro and a department manager for two years prior to his retirement in 1999.
He enjoyed playing hockey in his younger years and continued throughout his life. He was the goalie coach for the Brattleboro Hockey Association and helped coach the Brattleboro Colonels. He was a lover of music and an accomplished guitar player. Ross played in several bands over the years playing at various clubs and venues. He enjoyed taking the time to record songs and be artistic. Ross loved cooking, BBQs, building stuff, gardening, birdwatching, his beloved dog Harley, his family and friends.
Mr. Wilkin is survived by his significant other, Shirley Morrill. His two children; Ron K. Wilkin of Honolulu, Hawaii and Jessica L. Wilkin and her husband, Andre of Cranston, R.I. Children from a combined relationship; Laura A. Stephens and her husband, Joshua of Jamaica, VT. Gary G. Therieau and his wife, Becky of Halifax, VT. and Heidi L. Hier of Hinsdale. His sister, Tricia Good and her husband, Bill of KY. In addition, Ross is survived by; thirteen grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2022, from 2 to 4 pm. in the funeral chapel. In keeping with Ross’ wishes, there are no formal religious services. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Ross K. Wilkin to Brattleboro Hockey Association, P.O. Box 1, Brattleboro, VT. 03502. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03441. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com