Obituaries


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Pierre Grenier

Pierre Grenier NORTHFIELD – Pierre Grenier, 79, resident of Berlin, VT, passed away on November 8, 2023, after a second battle with cancer. He was in the care of Mayo Healthcare and surrounded by his loving family during his final days. He was b...

Carol A. Duprey

Barre, passed away on November 7, 2023, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. A complete obituary will be published in a future edition. Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer Street in Barre....

Margaret J. Grenier (Florucci)

Margaret Jean Florucci Grenier, 86, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Margaret “Madge” was born to the late Elisio and Minerva Florucci in Barre, Vermont on January 24, 1937. She spent the majority of her life in Barre having a...

Richard  D Packert

November 18, 2023

86, of Mansfield Lane passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023, at his home. The service to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington Street, Barr...

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Richard D. Packert

Richard D. Packert, 86, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023, at his home. His loving wife, Joy Lee, was by his side. The last words Richard heard were ‘I will love you forever.” He joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 18, serving in Morocc...

Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Steve Patterson of Middlesex on November 6, 2023. Steve died peacefully, with his wife Sally by his side. He was 76 years old. He was born on October 5, 1947, to Alice and H...

Joan C Habbep (Wigmore)

November 16, 2023

BARRE - Joan C. Habbep, 87, of Barre, VT, passed away on November 5, 2023, at her home. Born on August 10, 1936, in Cohasset, MA, she was the daughter of William and Kathryne Wigmore.  She attended a local elementary school and graduated from Cohass...

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Robert McLeod

Robert “Bob” McLeod, 87, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Born in Barre City on October 10, 1936, he was the son of the late William A. McLeod and Rebecca (Houston) McLeod. Bob graduated from Montpelier High Schoo...

DIANE WISHINSKI (MILES)

83, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 4, 2023. She was born May 24, 1940, the daughter of Annabelle (McDonough) Miles and Michael James Miles, in Pittsburgh, PA. Diane graduated from Sacred Heart H.S. in 1957 and Duquesne University in 1...

PAUL A FOSTER

November 10, 2023

PAUL ALAN FOSTER passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2023 at his home holding each of his children’s hands. He was a fighter, the hardest worker and the best dad. Paul spent most of his life working on heavy truck equipment with his fa...

Jeffrey S. Allen

Jeffrey Scott Allen, passed away at his home on November 3, 2023, in Waitsfield, Vermont with family by his side, at the age of 72. He was a man of many talents, including woodworking and mechanics. Jeff was always willing to lend a helping hand when...

MARILYN J FRENCH

82, a long-time Graniteville resident passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on June 12, 1941, in Barre, she was the daughter of Lawrence Edward and Grace (Mary) Peters. She attended local ...

FRANCES “NINA” HOLLINGSWORTH (POLLI)

November 7, 2023

77, of Dunn passed away Thursday evening November 2, 2023, at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC. Nina was born November 2, 1946, in Barre, Vermont, daughter of the late Attilo and Wanda Comolli Polli. Nina was a homemaker, loving wife of 47 ye...

Ronald K Sanguinetti

BERLIN – Ronald K. Sanguinetti, 94, of Ledge Road, Moretown passed away quietly on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at CVMC. Born on May 5, 1929, in Barre, he was the son of Joseph and Ruth (Kelton) Sanguinetti. He attended schools in Barre, graduat...

PATRICIA A GOODRICH (CAIN)

Daughter of William Leavitt Cain and Virginia Kressler Cain, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, died on November 1, 2023, at the age of 88 in her home in Rocky Hill.  She is survived by her two sisters, Elizabeth Paters...

PATRICIA “PAT” E RUSSELL (Hall)

November 17, 2023

77, passed away on Wednesday November 1, 2023 at home in Waterbury with her family by her side. Born in Northfield on July 20, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Bertha (Cannon) Hall. She was previously married to Roland Russell. Pat was ...

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John E. Mekkelsen, Sr.

John E. Mekkelsen, Sr., 100, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. His wife, Grace, of 73 years, and his children were at his side. Born on October 17, 1923, in Montpelier, he was the son of John and Dora (Blouin) Mekkelsen. He grew up on his fam...

Paulina D. Bean

Paulina D. Bean — We are sad to announce the passing of Paulina D. Bean (Hurley) 1948-2023, daughter of Paul D. and Elizabeth (Union) Hurley. Polly passed away on October 31, 2023, at her Florida home with family by her side. She is survived by her...

Mihaela Padure

Mihaela Padure MIHAELA PADURE, 35, of Tavares, Florida passed on unexpectedly Friday, October 13, 2023. She and her sister were adopted by Deb Mitchell of Tavares, FL and Doug Grout of Calais, VT in June, 1991. In February 1995, she and her sister ...

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Lawrence Sayah

Lawrence “Lefty” Sayah, 84, passed away unexpectedly in his home Monday, October 30, 2023. Born in Montpelier on February 20, 1939, he was the son of the late Earl I. Sayah and Pauline (Buck) Sayah. On May 27, 1961, he married Frances “Fran” ...

DEBORAH A SPOONER (FRASER)

November 10, 2023

March 8, 1930 – October 29, 2023 Deborah was born in Peabody, Massachusetts to Harold E Fraser and Mable H Fraser, and was raised in Danvers, MA until leaving to attend College in Vermont, where she met and married her husband Walton Drew Spooner. ...

Paul E. Couture

Father Paul E. Couture, S.S.E., died on October 28, 2023, after a long illness. Father Couture was born in Barre, Vermont on March 2, 1929, the son of Flavien M. Couture and Laura Y. Beaudoin Couture. He attended Saint Edmund’s Juniorate in Swanton...

Shirley G. Lyles

Shirley G. Lyles — passed away on October 28, 2023, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Shirley is survived by her husband of 62 years, James (Jim) Lyles, sons, grandchildren, brothers and extended family. Shirley was b...

Delema B. Gratton (Nelson)

Delema B. (Nelson) Gratton, age 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 27, 2023. She was born on November 18, 1937, to the late Henry and Merle (Brown) Nelson. Delema grew up in a large family in Washington County. Later in life she received h...

Theresa Jacques

November 11, 2023

Barre, Vermont, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 27, 2023, at her home in Florida. She was the eldest daughter born to Hector and Amanda (LaPerle) Routhier. She graduated from Spaulding High School and worked full-time as a secretary an...

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