CHIMNEY POINT, Vt. — Josephine Rippey Cole, 77, died of cancer at her home at Chimney Point in West Addison on Sept. 13. She was born on Jan. 10, 1936, in Syracuse, N.Y., the daughter of Harold Rippey and Mildred (Post) Rippey.
Jo was a graduate of Nyack (N.Y.) High School and Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. She earned a master’s degree in special education from Lehman College in New York and for over two decades was an elementary and middle school teacher in the South Orangetown Central School District, beloved by students and colleagues alike.
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