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September 20th, 2014

Obituaries

FAY A. SAWYER

SAWYER, FAY ANN, 56, of Montpelier, died March 3, at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Nov. 14, 1957, in Bethel, the daughter of Julius W. and Mary Ann (Rice) Sawyer. She was raised in Bethel and had lived in Graniteville until mo…

BEVERLY L. TACEY (LINCOLN)

TACEY, BEVERLY LOUISE, 90, of Barre, died February 20, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Her family had been at her bedside. Born Sept. 16, 1923, in Barre, she was the daughter of Lewis D. and Florence (Miles) Lincoln. She attended local schools a…

RUTH A. DAMON

DAMON, RUTH A., 92, of Montpelier, died March 2, at Heaton Woods, where she lived for the past few years. She was born in Sudbury on Sept. 9, 1921, the daughter of William and Esther (Cook) Damon. Ruth was a graduate of Brandon High School, Castleton…

BEVERLY A. STUPAR (WARK)

STUPAR, BEVERLY ALINE WARK, 88, passed away February 22 in Las Cruces, N.M. Beverly, a native of Barre, worked for many years in the field of dental hygiene. As a young woman, she had fallen in love with the American Southwest, and upon retirement sh…

EMILE Y. SR. FREDETTE

FREDETTE, EMILE Y. SR., 84, of Brookfield, died March 8, at Gifford Medical Center. He was born Aug. 16, 1929, in New Bedford, Mass., the son of Ernest and Aurelie Fredette. He was raised in New Bedford and had lived in Acushnet, Mass., until moving …

ELEANOR A. LAVIN (EWEN)

LAVIN, ELEANOR E. “NONIE,” 98, of Barre Town, died March 6, at Mayo Nursing Home in Northfield. Born Sept. 3, 1915, in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Robert and Edith (Mackie) Ewen and was a graduate of Montpelier High School in 1932. “Nonie” wi…

JOAN HENRY (PECOR)

HENRY, JOAN PECOR, 74, of Polk City, Fla., and Fayston, died suddenly March 4. Born in Montpelier on April 29, 1939, to Herbert and Marion Pecor, she grew up in Montpelier and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1957. She worked at National Life…

JESUS I. RUIZ

RUIZ, JESUS IGNACIO, of Berlin, died of natural causes in his home on March 7. His ambition was to create happiness through good food, and he fulfilled this passion by cooking for family, friends and patrons of the Black Door and River Run restaurant…

BRUCE BEGIN

BEGIN, BRUCE, 62, died February 23. He was born April 9, 1951, in East Barre. He was a long distance hauler out of Salt Lake City for several years and later worked for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Vermont. He was a member of the Onion River Tim…

MARIE C. HULL (CADORETTE)

HULL, MARIE C., 61, of Williamstown, passed away March 7, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, from complications of the flu. Marie was surrounded by her loving family. Born in Barre on May 22, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Albert an…

DAYTON C. DIX

DIX, DAYTON CHRISTOPHER, 47, of Lower Websterville, died unexpectedly March 8, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. His family had been at his bedside. Born July 25, 1966, in the former Barre City Hospital, he was the son of Dennis L. and Bet…

RALPH F. TASSIE

TASSIE, RALPH F., 67, passed away at home March 5, after a long illness. Ralph was born Aug. 14, 1946, in Hartford, Conn. At age 3, his family moved to Montpelier, after his father’s sudden death. Ralph was predeceased by his three infants and his mo…

NIKKI R. WEIR

WEIR, NIKKI RENEE, 24, of Gallatin, Tenn., passed away on March 4, at her residence. Nikki was born on Jan. 4, 1990, in Berlin. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Winnie and Frank Weir. Nikki is survived by her mother, Anna Marie Weir, of G…

MARION R. CORSON (BATCHELDER)

CORSON, MARION R., 84, of Mount Airy, Md., passed away after a short illness on February 25, at Lorien Mount Airy under hospice care provided by Carroll Hospice and Lorien staff. She was born March 26, 1929, in Barre, daughter of the late Nattie and …

BARBARA J. WHITWORTH (JOSLYN)

WHITWORTH, BARBARA J., 91, of Waitsfield, passed away at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield on March 8. Born in Montpelier on Dec. 17, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Leon E. and Esther S. (Rickert) Joslyn. Barbara married Cletus Bruffey, who prede…

ELIN I. BENNETT (BARTON)

BENNETT, ELIN IRENE BARTON, 75, of Walhalla, S.C. and Wesley, Maine, the beloved wife of Charles H. Bennett of 35 years, went to be with the Lord on March 9, in a Bangor, Maine nursing facility. She had been incapacitated for 10 months following a st…


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CEDRIC C. TOWNE

TOWNE, CEDRIC “RICK” CHARLES, 95, of Clermont, Fla., passed away on March 8, at his home. He was born in Waterbury Center, to Daniel and Daisy (Brown) Towne. He retired from the US Army after twenty years of service and then became one of the fir…


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ROBERT E. BOYCE

BOYCE, ROBERT EARL, 89, of Williamstown, died March 9, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Born at the former Barre City Hospital on Nov. 20, 1924, he was the son of Earl and Mildred (Farr) Boyce, of Williamstown. He attended the Boyce School, jus…

DENNIS A. SHANGRAW

SHANGRAW, DENNIS A. “DENNY,” 55, of Williamstown, lost his battle with melanoma on March 9. He passed peacefully at home with his family at his side. Denny lived his life the same way he fought cancer, with great courage, strength and dignity. He…

JOHN R. BAIRD

BAIRD, JOHN RUSSELL, 74, of East Montpelier, musician and teacher, died on December 30, 2013. The son of Kenneth and Mary Baird, John was raised in Montpelier. As a boy, he especially enjoyed summers with his family at their camp in northern Vermont….


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SIDNEY E. DAVIS

DAVIS, SIDNEY E., 89, of Berlin, passed away on March 10, at Central Vermont Medical Center, following a serious stroke. He was born in Burlington in 1924, son of Valyda and Wight Davis. He was a graduate from Burlington High School in 1942 and gradu…


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EDWARD W. SHIRLOCK

SHIRLOCK, EDWARD W., 56, peacefully passed away in his sleep on February 2, while vacationing in North Fort Myers, Fla. He was born Feb. 14, 1957, in Lebanon, N.H., to Edward J. Shirlock and Carolyne M. (Duff) Shirlock. Eddie grew up in Williamstown …

MARJORIE M. JOHNSON (EASTMAN)

JOHNSON, MARJORIE M., 88, died March 17, at Genesis HealthCare in Lebanon, N.H. She was born June 30, 1925, in Vershire, the daughter of Leon and Maude (Cloudman) Eastman. She attended school in South Vershire, in a one-room schoolhouse. On April 13,…


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FRANCIS K. BERRY

BERRY, FRANCIS “FRANK” H., 77, of Graniteville, passed away at home with his family, after a short battle with Merkel cell cancer. Frank was born April 29, 1936, in Worcester, and was the son of Victor Berry and Helen Forbes. Frank completed 12 years…

FRED KENT

KENT, FRED, 77, of Montpelier, passed away on March 9, with his family by his side. Born in Italy, Fred lived in Rhode Island, Michigan and New York before moving to Vermont in 1968. For 10 years, he ran the lab for the state Water Resources Departme…

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