‘Be like water, my friend’: Entrepreneur Scully remembered fondly at celebration of life | Local News






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Above: People gather inside the carriage house at the Park McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion in North Bennington on Sunday afternoon to honor the life of Bill Scully. Scully is pictured in various points throughout his life in surrounding photos, including speaking at hydro plant at the former Vermont Tissue Mill in North Bennington on Sept. 24, 2015 (inset left), his successful 2019 bid for the Bennington Select Board (inset middle), and at his restaurant, Pangaea, carving into a block of ice during the 2015 Winterfest Ice Sculpture competition in North Bennington (inset right).




NORTH BENNINGTON — Restaurateur. Entrepreneur. Friend of hydro power.

Bill Scully, who was all of those things and much more, died at age 48 on July 19, 2020, following an 11-month battle with brain cancer.






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People gather inside the carriage house at the Park McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion in North Bennington on Sunday afternoon to honor the life of Bill Scully.




Scully’s friends, family and associates gathered Sunday inside the carriage house at the Park McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion in North Bennington to honor him, his achievements and service to Southwestern Vermont.

It was a casual celebration that honored Scully’s wish that those closest to him would gather and share favorite stories or memories about him.






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Bill Scully, owner of Pangea Restaurant in North Bennington, carves into a block of ice on Saturday during the 2015 Winterfest Ice Sculpture competition in North Bennington.




Involved in his community, Scully was elected to the Bennington Select Board in March 2019 and had served as a trustee in North Bennington.






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Bill Scully speaks at a hydro plant at the former Vermont Tissue Mill in North Bennington on Sept. 24, 2015. 




Scully was well-known for his two restaurants — Pangaea and Allegro — and his redevelopment of small hydroelectric plants in North Bennington and North Pownal.






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Bill Scully, pictured here during his successful 2019 bid for the Bennington Select Board.




A 1994 graduate of Bennington College, Scully led the school’s dining services for a time and was noted for his use of ethical and artistic culinary practices.






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Bill Scully




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