WCAX.com: Remembering the Hunecks

Stephen Huneck Gallery @ Dog MountainAs many Woodstock Early Birds are aware, the Hunecks ran a popular and successful gallery for many years here in Woodstock on Central Street where PI is now located.

It was always fun to sit on the dog benches they placed outside. Both Stephen and Gwen were affable folks who loved interacting with locals as well as visitors. 

Many Woodstock residents have furniture or prints of Huneck’s work in their homes.

WCAX reports that Gwen, who ran the gallery, was found dead Sunday:


Tragedy has struck twice at a Northeast Kingdom tourist attraction.

Just three years after her husband took his own life — Gwendolyn Huneck of Dog Mountain was found dead Sunday morning — just before her 62nd birthday. But people in the kingdom hope the mountain’s legacy will live on.

For 13 years Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury has been a sort of heaven on earth for pet lovers.

“They made nationwide and worldwide news but they always made a point to promote that they were from St. Johnsbury,” said Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Darcie McCann.

McCann said visitors come from around the world to memorialize their dogs that have passed at the Dog Chapel and to visit Stephen Huneck’s famous art gallery.

Huneck killed himself in 2010 and Sunday his wife Gwendolyn’s body was found by an employee.  Police have yet to release a cause of death but McCann believes Gwendolyn Huneck died of a broken heart.

For more visit:http://www.wcax.com/story/22504096/remembering-the-hunecks-creators-of-dog-mountain

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