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Posted:  1/27/18  Updated: 2/1/18

Cynthia Borck (1950 - 2018)

Cynthia Borck passed away on January 25, 2018 at the home of her good friend Polly Manosh in Morrisville at the age of 67 after a courageous year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.   Despite her illness, Cynthia returned to Morrisville from Florida last summer and was determined to play as much golf as her strength and chemotherapy schedule would allow.  She played in several state days finishing in second gross with an 89 in the Bakersfield state day in August. She also played in the Ruth Raymond Jones Memorial Seniors’ Championship at the Country Club of Vermont in July where she played incredibly well finishing in a tie for 11th, just one stroke out of the top ten.  Cynthia refused to let her illness and treatment keep her from the game she loved.


Cynthia was a banker for 37 years serving as the vice president of the Union Bank for part of that time before retiring in 2008.  That year she played an amazing 125 rounds of golf.  She was a member of both Stowe Country Club and Copley Country Club serving on the board of the Stowe Golf Association and as Stowe’s club representative.  She also served on the VSWGA Board of Directors from 2010 to 2011. She was the state day points chair and a member of the course rating team.


In 2014, Cynthia won the Genevieve Babbit Smith trophy for lowering her handicap the most during that season.  She lowered her handicap from 15.1 to 10.4 (31%) becoming a very good player and a factor in any tournament in which she competed.  She won the Copley club championship in 2010 and 2014.  She also won the Stowe club championship in 2009, 2013, and 2014.


Cynthia had a profound passion for golf and played as much as possible, even as she struggled with her illness. We were lucky to have her with us for a while last summer. Her many friends in Vermont had hoped to see her again this season and are deeply saddened by her loss.  She is survived by a son Steven of Brandon and a son Thomas and his wife Allyssa of Morrisville.  She was predeceased by her husband Peter in 2005.


Cynthia receiving the Genevieve Babbit Smith award from Nancy Murphy and Phyllis Simon


Obituary from the Stowe Reporter - February 1, 2018


Cynthia D-Ann (Fowler) Borck died peacefully at home on the morning of January 25, 2018 in Morrisville Vermont at the age of 67.


Cynthia is survived by her brother Jack and Sharon Fowler of Morrisville, her sisters Debra and Walter Wilson and Melissa and Thomas Frosceno of South Carolina, and Judith and Albert Boyce of Hyde Park; and sons Steven Borck of Brandon and Thomas and Allyssa Borck of Morrisville.


Born, April 6, 1950 in Morristown, Vermont to John Brooks Fowler and Betty Ann Mayo, she earned a degree in Practical Nursing from the Eli Whitney School in Hamden, Connecticut in 1969. She later changed careers and joined Woodbury Savings Bank, where she met her future husband. She married Peter Edmund Borck of Bridgeport Connecticut in 1974 and they remained together until his death in 2005.


After the birth of her second child in 1986, they returned to Vermont where Cynthia began work at Union Bank. While employed there, she returned to school and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. She retired June 30, 2008, having achieved the position of Executive Vice President .


An active member of the community, she was a member of several Boards of Directors, including Union Bank and Copley Hospital, and served a term as the chairwoman of the Vermont Bankers Association.


After her retirement, Cynthia continued working part time as a tax preparer for Marckres & Norder and as a business consultant. She moved first to South Carolina and again to Florida in search of year-round golfing weather, eventually returning to Vermont to be closer to family in her final days.


There will be no services held per her request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the following institutions would be appreciated: Lamoille Area Cancer Network, 198 Farr Ave, Morrisville VT, Lamoille Home Health & Hospice, 54 Farr Ave, Morrisville VT or Copley Hospital-Development, 528 Washington Highway, Morrisville VT.

Polly Manosh, Marsha Mongeon, Phyllis Simon, and Cynthia