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April 16th, 2014

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CHARLES J. BALLANTYNE

BALLANTYNE, CHARLES J. “CHARLIE,” of Montpelier, passed away peacefully on December 7th, at Vermont Respite House after a long and fruitful life. He was born in Rutland on February 25, 1923. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother and two sister…


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THOMAS W. MCCARNEY

MCCARNEY, THOMAS W., 72, of Northfield, passed away December 6, surrounded by his family. He was born in Rome, N.Y., April 12, 1941, the son of Thomas Anthony and Virginia Vandivier McCarney. A 1959 graduate of Rome High School, Tom earned a Bachelor…

HEATHER M. LAFOREST

LAFOREST, HEATHER MARIE, 30, of Berlin, died December 5, at the Central Vermont Medical Center. Her family was at her side. Born on September 21, 1983, she was the daughter of Michael and Sandy (Brown) LaForest. She attended elementary schools in Bar…

MARK J. LAROSE

LAROSE, MARK JOSEPH, 70, of Alburgh, died December 5 at his residence, with loving family at his side. He is now resting in peace with his beloved Pamela Wilcox Larose. Born in Montgomery, Dec. 26, 1942, he was the son of the late Paul and Blanche (S…

STEPHEN KELTY

KELTY, STEPHEN, of East Barre, lost his battle to cancer on December 5, surrounded by his family at The Cancer Treatment Center in Philadelphia, Pa. He was courageous throughout his illness and never gave up hope. As he would pray for strength and su…

GERALDINE BICKFORD (NOYES)

BICKFORD, GERALDINE NOYES, 100, of the Lincoln House in Barre, passed away December 4, at Central Vermont Medical Center. Geraldine was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Worcester, Mass., the daughter of Albert Wyatt Noyes and Rosa Blanche Pomerleau Noyes. She…


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DAVID K. CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL, DAVID KENNETH, 74, a longtime resident of Barre City, and more recently of Barre Town, died December 4 at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, with his family at his bedside. Born May 4, 1939, in Randolph, he was the son of Kenneth and Eli…

JAMES COUNTRYMAN

COUNTRYMAN, JAMES, 58, died December 4, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. He was born March 8, 1955, in Waterbury, Conn., the son of Walter Gay Countryman and Nancy Billinghurst Countryman. He was a scientist with multiple degrees from thr…


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OTIS N. TILTON

TILTON, OTIS N., 86, of Randolph, died December 3, at Gifford Medical Center. He was born in Randolph, the son of Newell and Nina (Haraden) Tilton. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and married Grazia Judd in Rochester on Aug. 26, 1950. …

PENNY A. BANCROFT

BANCROFT, PENNY ANN, 48, of East Barre, died unexpectedly December 3, at her home. Born April 15, 1965, in Berlin, she was the daughter of Harry and Jean (Maddock) Bancroft. She attended schools in Williamstown and graduated from Williamstown High Sc…


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HARRY J. LAPAN

LAPAN, HARRY J., 52, of Barre, died December 2, at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1961, in Barre, the son of James and Madelyn (Searles) LaPan. He attended schools in St. Johnsbury and later attended Vermont Technical College, where he received a plu…

IOLA G. ATWOOD (BRUCE)

ATWOOD, IOLA GRACE, 93, of Duxbury, passed away in the comfort of her family at Fletcher Allen Health Care on December 2. Born in Moretown Nov. 20, 1920, she was the daughter of the late George and Grace (Maxwell) Bruce. On July 3, 1942, she married …

CLAIRE G. RIVERS (GREISEN)

RIVERS, CLAIRE G., 83, of Montpelier, died on December 2, at Central Vermont Medical Center. She was born on May 18, 1930, in Elmsford, N.Y., the daughter of Peter and Mary (Cormier) Greisen. She attended and graduated from the Catholic education sys…

MIKE FITZSIMONS

FITZSIMONS, MIKE, 74, of Bodega Bay, Calif., passed away peacefully on November 30, at his home. He was born in Montpelier, the son of Bernard and Esther Fitzsimons. He graduated from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont in 1961. After college, he move…

SHIRLEY WIEDENMAYER (DAVENPORT)

WIEDENMAYER, SHIRLEY DAVENPORT, 90, of Worcester, passed away November 29, at Central Vermont Medical Center. Born May 23, 1923, to Leonard Davenport and Lena (Ackley) Davenport, Shirley was raised in Mount Holly, with her sisters, Lula and Evelyn. S…

MELODY A. WILSON (BROWN)

WILSON, MELODY A. BROWN, 57, of Northfield, died unexpectedly on November 28, at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 1956, at Otis Air Force Base, Cape Cod, Mass., the daughter of Robert and Barbara (Mullen) Brown. She graduated from Bellows Free Academ…


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WILLIAM L. JR. WAGNER

WAGNER, WILLIAM LOWELL JR., formerly of Barre and most recently of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, died on November 28. “Bill” was born on Aug. 8, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the eldest child of William Lowell and Dorothy Arthur Wagner. Bill grew up in several co…


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JAMES GALLACHER

GALLACHER, JAMES, 83, of Chelsea, died November 27 at Central Vermont Medical Center, after a period of failing health. He was born Aug. 25, 1930, in Paisley, Scotland, the son of Robert L. and Margaret E. (Greig) Gallacher. In the 1930s, his family …


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MANUEL JR. CANAS

CANAS, MANUEL JR., passed away November 26. Manny was born in Montpelier, Feb. 14, 1930, the son of Manuel and Josephine (Diaz) Canas, of Montpelier, formerly of Spain. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1947, Vermont Junior College, and fol…


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FRANCIS L. LOCARNO

LOCARNO, FRANCIS LEO “FRANK,” 66, of East Barre, died peacefully November 25, at Central Vermont Medical Center, following a 15-month battle with lung cancer. Born on Nov. 11, 1947, in Barre, he was the son of Leo and Florence Marie (Turcotte) Locarn…

ROBERT J. KELLETT

KELLETT, ROBERT J. “BOB,” 91, of Waterbury Center, passed away at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin on November 25. Born in Duxbury Oct. 4, 1922, he was the son of the late Alderic and Annis (Ring) Kellett. On Oct. 18, 1943, he married the former …

JANET M. LOCKE (FIELD)

LOCKE, JANET MARION FIELD, of Barre Town, departed this earth to be in the arms of Jesus on November 25. Born on March 12, 1944, in Richford, Janet was the daughter of Gerald and Leirion Field. Janet met the love of her life, Edwin H. “Chuck” Locke, …

HELVI R. PARKER (ENOLA)

PARKER, HELVI RAUHA VIANO ENOLA, peacefully passed away November 25, at Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 12, 1924, to Hannah and Selim Enola, Ellis Island immigrants from Finland. After second grad…

ELIZABETH V. THOMASY (FOLGER)

THOMASY, ELIZABETH V., 98, formerly of Orange, died November 25 at the Woodridge Nursing home in Berlin. Born on April 7, 1915 in Roslindale, Mass., she was the fourth child of Thomas E. and Elizabeth M. (Pearson) Folger. She attended Longfellow Elem…

GARY M. DURKEE

DURKEE, GARY MALCOLM, 63, of East Calais, died November 25, at Central Vermont Medical Center. He was born April 16, 1950, in Randolph, the son of Patricia (Luce) Durkee and stepson of Maurice Goodell Sr. He graduated from Twinfield Union School in 1…

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