Stanley E. Darling – November 18, 2021

Stanley E. Darling, 80, a resident of Pownal, Vermont, died on November 18, 2021 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center as a result of a long illness. He had been living with his daughter Tina and husband Chanel for the last five years. 

Stanley was born in North Adams, Massachusetts on July 23, 1941, the son of the late Stanley A. and Helen Wilcox Darling. He attended local schools, graduating from Hoosick Falls (New York) High School.

Stanley E. Darling – November 18, 2021

He worked as a machinist at Marland Mold in Pittsfield, Massachusetts for 38 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the American Legion in Williamstown, Massachusetts and enjoyed attending stock car races at Lebanon Valley Speedway. Stanley was a huge NASCAR fan, especially of Dale Earnhardt, Jr, and was an avid New England Patriot, Celtics, and Red Sox fan.

Stanley is survived by his children Bruce Darling (Angela) of Bennington, Vermont; Brian Darling (Amanda) of Andover, New Hampshire; Tina Parent (Chanel) of Pownal; and Tammy Dewey (Tony) of Linwood, North Carolina; his sister Helen Tifft (Paul) of Florida; and nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia L. Darling, whom he married in Pownal on January 20, 1961. 

Graveside funeral services for Stanley were held on November 22, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Pownal. There were no visiting hours.

If friends desire, memorial gifts in Stanley’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, c/o Hanson-Walbridge and Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 957, Bennington VT 05201. To send the family personal condolences, please visit