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Obituary: Brenna Reynolds, 1973-2021

Woman of many skills and interests earned a bachelor's degree from Trinity College

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Brenna Reynolds (formerly Wrest) of Burlington, Vt., died on January 1, 2021. She was 47. Brenna grew up in Beverly, Mass., and Essex Junction and Westford, Vt. She graduated from Essex Junction Educational Center and earned a BA degree from Trinity College in Burlington.

Brenna had many skills and interests. She had significant intellectual capabilities and was interested in current events, particularly about the inequality of people of color. Her sense of humor was renowned, and she had a vast collection of friends. She was generous and kind. Most recently, she found talent in using colored pencils, learning how to draw and creating zentangle designs. She was quite an athlete in her younger years and an avid sports fan.

Brenna was supported for many years by medical professionals, organizations, family and friends as she tried to calm the effects of mental health and addiction issues.

Brenna leaves behind her beloved children, Gabriel Reynolds of Claremont, N.H., and William and Mya Smith of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; her sister, Aurie Mercer, and her children, Arianne and Wesley, of Watervliet, N.Y.; a brother, Dennis Wrest, of Burlington; her mother, Lois Reynolds, of Brattleboro, Vt.; and her father, Charles Wrest, of Watervliet.

A service will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m., with prayers being offered at 4:45 p.m. To participate, use this Zoom link:

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