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Cleon and Leon Boyd, 64, Dover

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Cleon and Leon Boyd, 64, Dover

Description

Twin brothers Cleon and Leon Boyd followed each other seemingly everywhere, from their births 64 years ago at the old Putnam Memorial Hospital in Bennington to their frequent arrivals at Deerfield Valley coffee counters such as Dot’s in Wilmington.

“I never regretted seeing them walk in the door,” recalls Laura Sibilia, a former waitress turned state representative for several towns on the Bennington-Windham County border. “Just fun-loving guys who always came in with a good attitude and kept you laughing.”

Perhaps that’s why family and friends can’t believe — yet can believe — the two died just six days apart this month from complications of coronavirus.

“They were born together, they did everything together, and they died together,” says Leon’s high school sweetheart and wife of 40 years, Pam.
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Creator

Kevin O'Connor, vtdigger

Publisher

vtdigger

Date

April 3 and 9, 2020

Contributor

Paul Carnahan

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Citation

Kevin O'Connor, vtdigger, “Cleon and Leon Boyd, 64, Dover,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed July 16, 2020, https://covid-19.digitalvermont.org/items/show/360.

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