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May 22nd, 2018

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Maurice H. Smith

Colonel Maurice H. Smith, 106, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing in Berlin. He was born in Hyde Park, Vermont on July 26, 1911, the son of Homer C. Smith and Mabel (Wade) Smith. He graduated from Peoples Academy, M…

Michael R. Pollica

Michael Robert “Mike” Pollica, 72, drew his last breath at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Wolf River Farm in Plainfield, Vermont. Mike was held close and comforted by his wife of 52 years, his two daughters and two eldest grandkids.  Mike was…

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Kathleen E. Welch (Welch)

Kathleen E. Welch, 95, died on  Feb. 4, 2018, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, VT. She was born Jan. 30, 1923, in Tunbridge, VT, the daughter of Percy H. and Bessie (Farnham) Welch. She attended school in Tunbridge and later, South Royalto…

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Maurice H. Smith

COLONEL MAURICE H. SMITH, 106, died on Feb. 4, 2018, at Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing in Berlin. He was born in Hyde Park, VT, on July 26, 1911, the son of Homer C. Smith and Mabel (Wade) Smith. He graduated from Peoples Academy, Morrisville, …

Barbara J. Pope (Stott)

Barbara Joan (Stott) Pope passed away on Feb. 3, 2018, with family at her side, following a near-three-year struggle with pancreatic cancer. Barbara was born on May 4, 1938, to Leona (Mildred) (Currier) and Ronald A. Stott in Island Pond, VT, and gra…

Shirley Ann Castagner (Tomlinson)

Shirley Ann Castagner, 87, passed away at the Chandler Regional Medical Center in Chandler, AZ, on Feb. 3, 2018, and is now with the Lord in Glory. Shirley was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Tunbridge, VT, the daughter of Seldon and Emily Tomlinson. Shirley …

Neil H. Crandall

Neil Hayden Crandall, 82 years, of Cape Porpoise, ME, formerly of Randolph and Johnson City, TN, died Feb. 2, 2018….

Freeman W. Shepard

FREEMAN WILLIAM SHEPARD JR., 84, died Feb. 2, 2018, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. He was born May 8, 1933, in Barre, the son of Freeman and Ida Shepard. Survivors include his nephew, Dexter Holmes. There will be no services….

Betty Jean J. Anderson (Jackman)

Betty Jean (Jackman) Anderson, 90, passed away at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Feb. 1, 2018. She was born in East Calais on May 17, 1927. Her parents were the late Orrin and Charlotte (Peck) Jackman. She attended Calais public scho…

Katherine L. Coburn (Dewey)

Katherine L. “Kat” Coburn, 55, of Williamstown, died Feb. 1, 2018, at her home. She was born in Randolph, the daughter of David and Marie (Manning) Dewey. She was raised in Randolph and East Randolph, and had also lived in Washington, VT, settling in…

Michael King

Michael King, 44, of Essex Junction, died on Feb. 1, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Montpelier, VT, on Aug. 9, 1973 He pursued vocational studies until he discovered Landmark College. He t…

Leah G. Knapp

Leah G. Knapp, 89, died on Feb. 1, 2018, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield, with her loving sister, Phyllis, at her bedside. She was born in Northfield on July 23, 1928, the daughter of Carl and Martha (Lee) Diemer. She was a graduate of Northfield Hi…

Valerie B. Devault

Valerie Buttura Devault passed away on Feb. 1, 2018, in her home in Casa Grande, AZ. Valerie leaves behind her husband of 60 years, Allan; their son, Kevin; and two granddaughters. Val was born on April 5, 1937, in Barre, VT, and graduated from Spaul…

Leah G. Knapp (Diemer)

Leah G. Knapp, 89, died on Feb. 1, 2018, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield, with her loving sister, Phyllis, at her bedside. She was born in Northfield on July 23, 1928, the daughter of Carl and Martha (Lee) Diemer. She was a graduate of Northfield Hi…

Floyd O. Mcphetres

FLOYD O. MCPHETRES, 90, died on Jan. 31, 2018, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea….

Clive M. Coutts

Clive M. Coutts, 86, passed away on Jan. 30, 2018. Born in Morristown, NJ on Nov. 8, 1931, he was the son of the late Robert L. and Beatrice (Muchmore) Coutts. On June 4, 1983, Clive married Tracey (Brennan) Coutts in Morristown, NJ. Clive was a grad…

Stephen J. Green

Stephen John Green left for a new adventure on Jan. 30, 2018; his wife and two daughters surrounded him. Steve was a husband, a father, a grandfather and a lifelong humanitarian. In 1960, he decided to get on a bus instead of go sailing for the summe…

Lawrence M. Casellini

LAWRENCE MONTI “LARRY” CASELLINI died peacefully on Jan. 29, 2018, less than a month shy of his 83rd birthday. Larry is survived by his wife, Edith (Lawson), of Manchester, CT, and his sons, John, of Albany, NY, Mark, of Clifton Park, NY, and David, …

Elaine L. Passera-Wallace (Lindahl)

ELAINE L. PASSERA-WALLACE, 85, of Barre, and formerly of Randolph, died Jan. 29, 2018, at home. She was born Jan. 4, 1933, in New Britain, CT, the daughter of Axel and Mary (Fuller) Lindahl. She was raised in New Britain and Westbrook, CT, and gradua…

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Benson D. Scotch

BENSON D. SCOTCH, 83, died Jan. 29, 2018, at McClure Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester, after a brief illness. He was born March 17, 1934, in Elizabeth, NJ, to Maurice and Margaret Scotch. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1956 before…

Cynthia A. Reed (Currier)

Cynthia A. Reed, 65, of Route 2 in East Montpelier, died unexpectedly on Jan. 29, 2018, at her home. She was born in Marshfield, VT, on June 27, 1952, the daughter of Gordon and Eunice Currier. She attended schools in Plainfield and Marshfield and la…

Ralph Thurston

RALPH “SKEEZY” THURSTON JR., 85, died on Jan. 27, 2018, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield. He was born in Northfield on Sept. 26, 1932, the son of Ralph and Leonora (Morris) Thurston. He attended Northfield schools. He was employed at Norwich Universi…

Hedi S. Ballantyne (Stoehr)

HEDI S. BALLANTYNE passed away on Jan. 27, 2018, after a short illness. She was born in Vienna, Austria, on Sept. 4, 1927, to Dr. Richard Stoehr and Marie (Eitler) Stoehr. As her father escaped to America and found work teaching music at Saint Michae…

Conchita E. Dodge (Gomez)

CONCHITA EVARISTA (GOMEZ) DODGE, 76, of Essex, peacefully passed away on Jan. 26, 2018, due to complications from a chronic illness. Chita was born on June 24, 1941, in Montpelier, VT, the daughter of Facundo and Eloisa (Teja) Gomez. She was a gradua…

William S. Bailey

WILLIAM SCOTT “BILL” BAILEY, 91, resident of Good Samaritan Village in Kissimmee, FL, formerly of Barre Town, passed away on Jan.25, 2018. Bill was born on Sept. 5, 1926, to Wendell and Christina Bailey in Barre, VT. He was a graduate of Spaulding Hi…

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