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GERARD A. ASSELIN

ASSELIN, GERARD ADRIEN, 78, of Northfield Falls, died on August 6, of complications from Alzheimer’s. He was born in Biddeford, Maine, on March 24, 1935, to Joseph and Rose (Duquette) Asselin. He married Julienne Coulombe in 1957. Jerry graduated fro…

PATIENCE CANDY (MESSIER)

CANDY, PATIENCE “PAT” MESSIER, 77, of Montpelier, died August 6 at Central Vermont Medical Center. She was born on May 18, 1936, in Irasburg, the daughter of Wilfred Preston Messier and Ila Mae (Mitchell) Messier, and attended schools in Irasburg. Pa…

MADELINE SUMNER (CLIFFORD)

SUMNER, MADELINE C. “MADDIE,” 92, of Heaton Woods and formerly of Lane Shop Apts., died August 6 at Central Vermont Medical Center. Madeline was born on March 11, 1921 in West Berlin, the daughter of John and Ethel (Hewitt) Clifford. She attended sch…

EDWARD A. PROULX

PROULX, EDWARD ARTHUR, “Papa Ed,” 70, of Burlington, died on August 5, at home surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Nov. 19, 1942, in Barre. He graduated from Marian High School in 1960 and Vermon…

NORRIS HOYT

September 14, 2013

HOYT, NORRIS “NORRIE,” of Norwich, died peacefully on August 4, at his home. Norrie was born in Chicago and grew up in Arlington, Mass. He attended Belmont Hill School and Amherst College. After graduating from Amherst in 1957, Norrie spent a year li…

MARTHA M. KETCHAM

KETCHAM, MARTHA MARY, 55, of Northfield, died August 3,  at Central Vermont Medical Center. She was born in Burlington on February 27, 1958, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Gee) Ketcham. Martha was born with Down syndrome in the days before s…

BERTHA E. OWEN (BIRD)

OWEN, BERTHA EVELYN “GINGER,” 89, of South Barre, died August 3 at her home, with her family at her side. She had been in ill health for several months. Born on May 11, 1924, in Wolcott, she was the daughter of Perley and Annabel (Norton) Bird. She a…

THEODORE JR. B. PECOR

PECOR, THEODORE B. JR., 61, of Barre, passed away August 3, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Born in Barre on March 8, 1952, he was the son of the late Theodore B. Pecor Sr. and Florence (Witkowski) Pecor. Theodore, be…

SHIRLEY L. PAPINEAU (POWERS)

PAPINEAU, SHIRLEY L., 79, of Barre, died peacefully on August 3 at her home, surrounded by family and friends. Born on Nov. 20, 1933, in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Vernon and Iva (Fisher) Powers. She attended school in Woodbury. On March 26, 1…

PETER F. THOMAS

THOMAS, PETER FRANKLIN, 63, of Plainfield, will be missed greatly by those who knew him. He was a teacher, a craftsman, and lover of nature and the outdoors. Time spent on the water with family and friends, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing br…


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GUY R. SURPRENANT

SURPRENANT, GUY ROBERT “SOUP,” 56, of Minot, N.D., died August 3 in a Minot hospital. He was born on Feb. 3, 1957, a son of Dieudonne and Therese (Grondin) Surprenant in Barre. He grew up in Barre and attended Spaulding High School. He traveled to Ca…

RUTH M. MCKNIGHT (MCDONALD)

MCKNIGHT, RUTH M., 90, of Montpelier, died on August 2, at the Berlin Health and Rehab Center. She was born on July 18, 1923, in Montpelier, the daughter of James and Dora (Mayo) McDonald. On December 31, 1945, she married Robert McKnight in Montpeli…

MICHAEL A. ZEMANEK

ZEMANEK, MICHAEL ANDREW, 22, of Barre City, died August 1 at Central Vermont Medical Center, as a result of a catastrophic medical event while traveling on Interstate 89 in Waterbury. He had been employed as a deputy sheriff in Orange County. Born De…


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JUSTIN J. BUTLER

BUTLER, JUSTIN JOSEPH, 34, of Williamstown, died August 1, from injuries sustained in an ATV accident in Orange. Born April 27, 1979, in Berlin, he was the son of Walter Butler and Brenda (Benoit) Lasell. He attended elementary school in Barre Town a…

MARK JAMES WOOD

WOOD, MARK JAMES, 80, of Barre Town, passed away August 1, at Central Vermont Medical Center. Born in Hartland on May 30, 1933, he was the son of Ralph and Regis Wood. He went to grade school in a two-room schoolhouse in North Hartland, and graduated…

WILLIAM C. VALLEY

VALLEY, WILLIAM CLYDE, 53, of Barre, died recently at his residence. Born April 29, 1960, in St. Johnsbury, he was the son of Clyde W. and Evelyn (Bartlett) Valley. He attended local Barre schools and was a graduate of Spaulding High School and Vermo…

JULIE A. BEATTIE (WALBRIDGE)

BEATTIE, JULIE A., 41, of Williamstown, died August 1, due to injuries sustained in an ATV accident in Orange. She was born Nov. 19, 1971, in Berlin, the daughter of Peter and Susan (Luce) Walbridge. She attended elementary school in Worcester, U-32,…


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VINCENT ILLUZZI SR.

VINCENT ILLUZZI SR., 93, who lived on the Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin for 54 years, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, where he had been staying for the past several weeks.

He was born in Giovinaz…


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LEROY C. SHEPARD

SHEPARD, LEROY CEDRIC, 89, of Gastonia, N.C., formerly of Montpelier, passed away July 31, surrounded by his family, at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, N.C. Mr. Shepard was a native of Northfield, and the son of the late Cedric Shepard and…

CLAIRE J. LUCCHINA (PADOLECCHIA)

LUCCHINA, CLAIRE JUNE PADOLECCHIA, 73, a longtime resident of Barre, passed away on July 31 at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Claire was born on June 30, 1940, in Rutland, to Remo T. and Frances E. (Jones) Padolecchia. She graduated from the Immaculate …

NICOLE TURCOTTE

TURCOTTE, NICOLE, was born in Randolph on June 13, 1980, and died on July 31, 2013, in Fishers, Ind. She was a caring and loyal friend whose compassion for others, zest for life, engaging smile and warm hugs will be intensely missed. Nicole graduated…

BERT A WENDEL, SR.

WENDEL, BERT A., SR., 47, Middlesex, died July 30. He was born in Berlin, on Oct. 27, 1965, the son of Carl and Jean (Clark) Wendel. He was educated in Middlesex public schools and attended Union 32 High School. He was married to Rhonda MacAuley for …

DOROTHY E BIRD (Dodge)

BIRD, DOROTHY E., 84, of Woodbury, died July 29. She was born in West Woodbury in 1929, the daughter of Harold and Agnes (Fisher) Dodge. She first married Erwin Howard in 1947, he is deceased. She later married Louis Bird in 1955. She was employed by…

F. MAUREEN SCANLON

SCANLON, F. MAUREEN, 69, of Barre, died July 29. She was born in Holyoke, Mass., the daughter of Richard M. and Laurentia (Collins) Scanlon. She attended schools in Holyoke and later in Lake Peekskill, Mahopac, Lake Carmel and Cross River, N.Y., and …

DOROTHY E. BIRD (Howard)

BIRD, DOROTHY E., 84, of Woodbury, died July 29. She was born in West Woodbury in 1929, the daughter of Harold and Agnes (Fisher) Dodge. She first married Erwin Howard in 1947, he is deceased. She later married Louis Bird in 1955. She was employed by…

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