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October 30th, 2014

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PHILIP DAVIS

DAVIS, PHILIP, 83, of Braintree, died September 20 at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. He was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Bethel, the son of Fred and Emma (Walker) Davis. He attended Bethel schools and graduated from Whitcomb High School in 1947. Follo…

MARJORIE L. GRAY (LACLAIR)

GRAY, MARJORIE L., 85, died October 2, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. She was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Shaftsbury, the daughter of Arthur and Abbie (Niles) LaClair. She attended Shaftsbury schools and graduated from North Bennin…

RITA J. GRAY (TOWNE)

GRAY, RITA J., 94, of Bradenton, Fla., died September 27 at her home. She was born in Berlin on June 16, 1919, the daughter of James and Mary (Stewart) Towne. After graduating high school, Rita was awarded an academic scholarship to attend Trinity Co…

LEONA M. LAMSON (FULLER)

LAMSON, LEONA M., 76, a longtime resident of Waterbury Center, passed away on October 5 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Berlin, with her family at her side. Leona was born in Burlington Oct. 31, 1936, the daughter of the late Andrew C. …


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RALPH E. LOVELY

LOVELY, RALPH ELMER, 85, a longtime resident of Tilden House, died October 4, in the Garden Room of Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. His family had been at his bedside. Born Jan. 30, 1928, in Waterbury Center, he was the son of Irving and Julia (M…

HILDA E. MARTIN (HOLDEN)

MARTIN, HILDA ELAINE HOLDEN, 87, of The Gardens, died October 3 at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, with family at her side. Born March 11, 1926, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Wilman and Mildred (Thompson) Holden. Hilda grew up in Pl…

DOROTHY MCBRIDE (O’BRIEN)

MCBRIDE, DOROTHY, of Barre, passed away on October 3, one day away from her 90th birthday. Her daughter, Kathe, was at her bedside. Dot was born on Oct. 4, 1923, the daughter of the late William and Mabel (Lanigan) O’Brien in Elizabeth, N.J. Dot grad…

JOSETTE M. SMITH (GRIFFITH)

SMITH, JOSETTE MICHELLE, 66, passed away in the comfort of her family in Waterbury Center, on October 3. Born in Montpelier, April 28, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Lucia (Backus) Griffith. On Jan. 19, 1980, she married Christopher …

BRENDA J. KELLY (MAY)

KELLY, BRENDA JOYCE, 62, of Waterbury, formerly of Carver, Mass., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 6. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Kelly, who passed in 1999. Born in Norwood, Mass., on May 29, 1951, she w…

JEAN H. SPASYK

SPASYK, JEAN HALL, 93, of Montpelier, died October 7, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Her family had been at her bedside. Born April 9, 1920, in Rochester, N.Y., she was the daughter of Raymond A. and Anna (French) Hall. She was a graduate o…

LANYARD E. BENOIT

BENOIT, LANYARD E. “LARRY,” 89, of Duxbury, passed away in the comfort of his home and family on October 8. Born in East Berkshire on Sept. 24, 1924, he was the son of the late Leo and Irene (Lawrence) Benoit. On July 7, 1942, he married the former I…

DONALD G. ATKINSON

ATKINSON, DONALD G., 78, from Hudson, Fla., formerly from East Orange, Vt., entered into rest on September 14 at Marlier Care Center, from long-term illness. He was born April 4, 1935, in Barre, of the late Morton and Nora (Bushey) Atkinson, of East …


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RUDOLPH A. JR. COLO

COLO, RUDOLPH A. “RUDY” JR., 90, of Barre, passed away October 12, in the peace and comfort of his home. He was born on June 29, 1923, the only child of Irene Ghidotti and Rudolph Arther Colo of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Rudy was deeply moved and gr…

ZITA BOARDMAN (DEVITTORI)

BOARDMAN, ZITA DEVITTORI, 91, of Barre, passed away on October 11, at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in East Montpelier. As her high school yearbook quote revealed, from a young age, Zita was “A Little Friend of all the World.” She was loved by a…


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KENNETH S. GIBSON

GIBSON, KENNETH STEWART “STEW,” 85, formerly of Waterbury, died peacefully at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H., on October 1. Born in St. Johnsbury on Aug. 8, 1928, he was the son of Charles E. Sr. and Elizabeth (Garvin) Gibson. Stew’s fondest me…

MARTHA D. PLASTRIDGE (SEGUIN)

PLASTRIDGE, MARTHA DEAL, 73, of Graniteville, died October 8, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Barre on June 18, 1940, the daughter of Arthur and Doris (Patno) Seguin. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School, class …

EDNA I. TAYLOR (RICHARDSON)

TAYLOR, EDNA I., passed away on October 10, at the Green Mountain Nursing Home. Edna was born in Morrisville, to the late Clyde and Myra (Dwyer) Richardson, on April 9, 1930. In 1948, she married Bernard Taylor, who predeceased her in 2006. She leave…


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WILLIAM T. SR. PHILIP

PHILIP, WILLIAM THOMAS SR., 87, of Barre City, died October 10, at Central Vermont Medical Center. His wife, Leona, was at his bedside. Born August 24, 1926, in Barre City, he was the son of James K.A. and Merle (Gundry) Philip. He was a graduate of …

ROMAN A. DUPREY

DUPREY, ROMAN ALEXANDER, 1, of Plainfield, passed away October 13, at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Born on Oct. 12, 2012, in Burlington, he was a twin son of Philip and Jennifer (Hannigan) Duprey. Roman was a really good son, very attached to his dad …

KELLY N. PLASTRIDGE

PLASTRIDGE, KELLY N., 52, of Graniteville, died October 12,  at Central Vermont Medical Center. Born on March 15, 1961, in Barre, he was the son of Robert Neal and Martha Deal (Seguin) Plastridge. As part of a military family, Kelly lived in Germany…

THOMAS J. COMPANION

COMPANION, THOMAS J., 51, passed away unexpectedly at Central Vermont Medical Center on October 13. Born in Montpelier on May 2, 1962, he was the son of Ellen L. (Callahan) Companion and the late James W. Companion. On Aug. 14, 2004, Tom married the …

ARDYS R. ELDRED (CANE)

ELDRED, ARDYS RUTH CANE, 94, passed away on October 13 in Northfield, where she resided at Mayo Manor along with her husband, Alvin Roy Eldred, until he passed away on Oct. 25, 2011. Ardys was born on Sept. 5, 1919, to Blanche S. Darby and John Leon …


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LEOTA M. MCLAM (WELCH)

MCLAM, LEOTA M., 88, of Waits River, died October 13, at Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington. She was born in East Topsham on April 17, 1925, the daughter of Leslie and Ruby (Colby) Welch. She attended school in East Corinth and graduated from Br…


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MAURICE G. FERRIS

FERRIS, MAURICE GAVIN “BOB,” formerly of South Barre, passed away on October 14, at Mayo Continuing Care and Rehabilitation in Northfield. Bob was born on Sept. 28, 1924, in Adamant, the son of Anna (Gavin) and Edward Ferris. He grew up in Webstervil…


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LEIGH E. SR. TABOR

TABOR, LEIGH E. SR., 88 of Stowe, died October 15, at his home. Survivors include two sons, Leigh Tabor Jr., of Barre, and Darron Tabor, of Elmore….

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