Obituaries

John J. Barnes Jr.

John Joseph “Jack” Barnes Jr., 90, of Harwich Port, Mass., passed away peacefully on August 4. Jack was born to John J. Barnes Sr., and Mary Loretta Perry Barnes in New London, Conn. on Nov. 8, 1932. A remarkable educator and advocate, Jack began...

Victoria A. Conti

Victoria A. Conti, 72, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester after a brave battle with cancer. Vicki was born on April 14, 1951, in Barre City, as the eldest child of Nicholas Conti and Florence (C...

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Reid R. Spaulding

Reid Ryan Spaulding — It is with immense sadness and lifelong heartbreak that we share the passing of Second Class Petty Officer Reid Ryan Spaulding, 23, of Waterbury, VT, who passed away unexpectedly on August 2, in Norfolk, VA, where he was stati...

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Richard C. Hiscock

Richard C. Hiscock December 18, 1944 - August 2, 2023 Richard Carson Hiscock passed away on August 2, 2023, in Burlington, Vermont. The son of Earl Hiscock and Alice Carson, Richard was born in Washington, D.C. but moved to Chatham, Massachusetts i...

Edmund S. Dawes

Edmund S. Dawes, 87, died Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at home in Barre City, Vermont. Born in New York City on April 14, 1936, he was the son of Edmund “Skipper” Dawes and Elizabeth “Betty” (Seaman) Dawes. He attended George School in Newtown, PA...

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Herman M. Spencer Jr.

Herman M. Spencer Jr., 71, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Born on March 19, 1952, in South Barre, he was the son of Herman M. Sr. and Lucille (Johnson) Spencer. Herman grew up in Williamstown, attending Quarry School and Williamstown High Sc...

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Richard H. Campbell

Richard H. “Dick” Campbell, 94, of Chelsea, VT, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2023. Dick married Virginia “Ginny” Burbank in Chelsea in 1958, and they shared 64 wonderful years together, traveling, creating amazing memories, and enjoyin...

Dick Campbell

Dick Campbell – A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dick Campbell who passed away August 1 was held at the United Church of Chelsea on September 9. Officiating were Pastor Errol Hinton of Chelsea and Francis Brooks of Montpelier. Ginny Camp...

James A. Plummer

James (“Jim”) Avery Plummer died at home in Montpelier, Vermont, with his wife and daughters by his side, on July 31, 2023. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Dorothy Lawrence and Richard Wentworth Plummer. In 1956 Jim married Myriam Bannist...

Joshua M. Barnett

Joshua Mitchell Barnett MARSHFIELD – Joshua Mitchell Barnett, 33, of Marshfield, Vermont, died in a motorcycle accident on Route 214 in East Montpelier on Sunday, July 30, 2023. He was born on May 4, 1990, in Berlin, Vermont to Norbert Fred Barne...

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Dulcina A. Fournier

Dulcina “Dolly” Abigail Fournier DULCINA ABIGAIL FOURNIER, (Dolly) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in St. Johnsbury, Vermont on July 29, 2023.  She was born on August 15, 1940 to Harold and Aileen Perry of Bradford, Vermont.  S...

Rosemary A. Baril

Rosemary Ann Baril died on July 29, 2023. Daughter of Frank and Florence (Win) Willes. Educated in England and attended Simon Langton School for Girls on a scholarship and obtained honors from the Royal Society of Arts. She came to America on April 2...

Kelly L. Roberts

Kelly L. Roberts, 65, died on Friday, July 28, 2023, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Born November 11, 1957, in East Barre, he was the son of Wesley and Mabel (Gauthier) Robert’s. He attended Barre Town Elementary School and Spaulding ...

Carl H. Lupton

Carl H. Lupton, affectionately known as Carlos, age 66, died on Thursday morning, July 27, 2023, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after suffering a tragic electric bicycle accident. He was born on February 17, 1957 in West Grove, Pennsylvania; s...

Todd A. Higgs

Todd A. Higgs, was born and raised in Barre. Todd graduated from Spaulding HS, Plymouth State College, and finally from Florida Atlantic University with his masters degree in education. While attending FAU in 1967, he met and married his wife of 56 y...

Johnny B. Rice

Johnny (John) Bartlett Rice of Truro and Chelsea, VT, age 73, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2023, surrounded by his family. John was the 2nd of four children born October 19, 1949, in Manchester, CT to the late Burton A. Rice and Maxcine C. Rice...

Thomas F. Gauthier

Thomas F. Gauthier, 62, of Barre, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2023, at his home. A complete obituary will be published in a future edition of the The World. Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer Street in Barre...

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Thomas F. Gauthier

Thomas F. Gauthier passed away at his home in Barre on July 24, 2023. He was a local legend known as “The man on the couch.” Tom was born on September 17, 1960, in Barre to Ferdinand and Jean (Bishop) Leonhard. After graduating from Montpelier Hi...

Alfred A. Higley Sr.

Alfred A. “Al” Higley Sr. died Monday July 24, 2023. He was born October 29, 1937, in Waitsfield, Vermont to the late Rufus and Dorothy (Sabens) Higley. Raised in Northfield, Vermont, he graduated from Northfield High School, Class of 1955 and at...

Charles R. Polizzotti

Charles ‘Charlie’ R. Polizzotti, 65, passed away after a courageous battle with lung cancer on July 22, 2023, at the Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, VT. Charlie was born on July 5, 1958, in Methuen, MA to the late Charles J. Polizzotti an...

Maureen Dalton

Maureen “Dolly” Dalton SOUTH BARRE, VT - Maureen “Dolly” Dalton, 69, surrounded by her loved ones, slipped the surly bonds of Earth to heaven on July 21, 2023 at her home in South Barre, Vermont. She fought a valiant battle with various medi...

Joan B. Bagalio

Joan Beverly Bagalio, passed away on July 21, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born to Clarence George and Rachel Isabelle Gould on September 25, 1934, in Barre, Vermont. Joan is survived by her children. She was raised by her widowed ...

Margaret A. Grimard (Hoskiewicz)

Margaret Anne (Hoskiewicz) Grimard, 84, passed away on July 21, 2023. Peggy, as she preferred to be called, was born August 21, 1938 in Springfield, Vermont. She attended Marygrove College and subsequently obtained her Masters in Education from the C...

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Robert Jarvis

Robert Jarvis, 77, died on July 21, 2023. He was born December 23, 1945, in Barre, VT to Marion Adams and Willis Jarvis. He went to school at Saint Michael’s and served in the United States Navy. He worked as a security guard for Vermont College an...

Diane C. Chamberlin (Sanders)

Diane C. (Sanders) Chamberlin NORTHFIELD – Diane C. Chamberlin passed away on July 21, 2023, surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born May 10, 1948, to the predeceased Burton and Barbara Sanders (Colgan). Diane worked for the State of Ver...

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