Obituaries

Gloria Gerdes (Blum)

Gloria Blum Gerdes of Roxbury passed away on April 6, 2021, at Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing, following a brief illness. She was born on April 29, 1934, in Hackensack, New Jersey, to Gustav and Augusta Blum. She married Arthur Gerdes on May 9,...

Juanita R. Blake

Juanita R. Blake, 72, of Waterbury passed away unexpectedly in her son’s home on Sunday afternoon, April 4, 2021. She was born in Williamstown on Sept. 19, 1948, to the late George and Leona (Rutledge) Ramsey. On Feb. 21, 1965, Juanita was married ...

Marilyn O. Piro

Marilyn O. Piro WILLIAMSTOWN, VT - Marilyn O. Piro, age 93, of Williamstown and formerly from East Montpelier died at the Barre Gardens on April 3, 2021.  She was born on November 6, 1927 at the Heaton Hospital in Montpelier, VT while the flood of...

John Lavigne

John Lavigne, 46, of Bennington Drive, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021, at his home. John was born in Berlin, Vermont, on Aug. 12, 1974. He was the son of Kenneth Lavigne and Donna Johnson. John grew up in Barre and attended Spaulding High School...

Pauline E. Smith

Pauline Edith “Polly” Smith, age 63, of Cemetery Road in Moretown, Vermont, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2021, from complications of cancer. Her husband, Leslie, and son, Craig, were by her side. Polly is survived by her husband of 45 years...

Marjorie J. Gilbert

Marjorie Jean Gilbert, 78, formerly of Washington Village, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Mayo Health Care. Born Feb. 23, 1943, in Middlebury, Vermont, she was the daughter of Aubrey and Simone (Paquette) Weaver. She attended Bristol Elem...

Kay B. Randall

Kay B. Randall, 85, of Barre, Vermont, passed away on April 1, 2021, at Woodridge Nursing Home. Born on March 30, 1936, at Heaton Hospital in Montpelier, Kay was the daughter of Fred and Marion Billado. Kay attended Montpelier High School, and later ...

Adrian Eldred

Adrian Eldred NEWPORT-Adrian Eldred, 74, died Wednesday March 31st, 2021. He was born on January 12th, 1947 the son of Owen and Beaulah Eldred. Adrian was born and raised on the family farm on Culver Hill in Middlesex. He was the 9th child out of 1...

Lillian B. Shelton

Lillian B. Shelton Lillian B. Shelton, 89, went to be with the Lord on March 30th, 2021 at Medical City Hospital, McKinney, Texas.  She was born April 21, 1931 in Washington, VT, the daughter of Clyde and Sarah Hayward Beede.  She attended school...

Alice J. Goudreau

Alice J. Goudreau, 96, died Monday, March 29, 2021, at her daughter’s home. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre....

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Lester R. Thomas Jr.

Lester Ralston “Rally” Thomas Jr. passed away at Heaton Woods in Montpelier, Vermont, at the age of 98, on March 28, 2021, after a long and active life. Born on July 27, 1922, in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the son of Lester R. Thomas and Al...

Carol A. DeForge

Carol A. DeForge of Happy Hollow Road, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at the Olean General Hospital, following an illness. Carol was born on Oct. 18, 1952, in Montpelier, Vermont, and was a daughter of Kenneth and Helen F. (Farnsworth) Sherma...

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Basil M. Day

Basil M. Day BARRE TOWN – Basil Melvin Day, 86, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, March 27, 2021 with his family by his side. Born November 22, 1934 in Worcester, he was the fifth child born to Ira Harlan and Beulah May (Moore) Day....

Phillip H. Bushey

Phillip H. Bushey — It is with heavy hearts the family of Phillip Henry Bushey, 85, of the Horn of the Moon Road announces his passing from this Earth on the morning of March 27, 2021, from cancer, at the Miller McClure Respite House in Colchester....

Erica E. Cummings

Erica E. Cummings, of Montpelier, Vermont, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the age of 49, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer. A fixture in the local pottery and artist communities, Erica was happiest when molding clay, ...

Thomas T. McKenney

Thomas Tecumseh McKenney, 64, died March 27, 2021, at Central Vermont Medical Center. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements are by Guare & Sons Funeral Home....

Ronald L. Parnigoni

Ronald L. Parnigoni, 77, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 26, 2021, at his home in Venice, Florida. Born on April 16, 1943, he was the son of Ego and Agatha Parnigoni. He attended schools in Barre, including Spaulding High School and Lincoln...

Bobbi-Jean Robtoy

Bobbi-Jean Robtoy, age 55, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021, peacefully at her home. She was born on Oct. 20, 1965, in St. Albans, daughter of Lorimer and Beverly Raymo. Her passion was watching her grandchildren grow. Bobbi-Jean leaves her partn...

Ralph G. Safford

Ralph Griffin Safford, 95, of Cogswell Street passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021. He led a long and independent life right up until a few months before his passing. He was a true Vermonter through and through from the top of his navy-blue ball c...

David S. Carpenter

David Scribner Carpenter, age 65, died at sunrise March 22, 2021, at home, from complications due to bulbar palsy ALS. He died with friends, family and his faithful dog by his side, music in his ears, laughter, tears and conversation around him. Davi...

Raymond Duff

Raymond “Ray” Duff, 79, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Born on Oct. 2, 1941, in Middletown, Connecticut, he was the son of Francis and Emma (Dewolf) Duff. He was the ol...

Millicent M. Seguin

Millicent Maefred Seguin Montpelier, VT - Millicent Maefred Seguin passed away peacefully on March 19, 2021, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, VT.  She had some wonderful care from the great nurses and staff at Woodbridge. The family wants to th...

Kenneth H. Phillips, Sr.

Kenneth (Kenny) H. Phillips, Sr. Kenneth (Kenny) H. Phillips, Sr., 59, of Cabot, Vermont passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born July 18, 1961 in Hartford, Connecticut to August and...

S. Michael Slater

S. Michael Slater, on the cusp of 80, passed away swiftly and unexpectedly on Tuesday night, March 16, 2021. A retired lawyer and former long-term member of the Legislative Counsel for the State of Vermont, he was widely admired for his exemplary kno...

Rosemarie Wallace

Rosemarie “Marie” Wallace, 92, formerly of Barre, died Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Sun City, Arizona. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Hooker Whitcomb Funeral Home in Barre....

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