Obituaries


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John B. Durfee

JOHN B. DURFEE, 93, longtime owner of Bethel Mills, died at his home on Feb. 8, 2018. John was born in Putnam, CT, on March 29, 1924, to Raymond Earl Durfee and Gladys Richmond Bard Durfee. John graduated from Whitcomb High School in Bethel in 1942. ...

George L. Goodrich

George L. Goodrich Jr., 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield. Arrangements are by Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield...

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George Goodrich

GEORGE "JUNIE," GOODRICH JR The passing on Feb. 7, 2018, of our Dad at the age of 82, removed from Northfield's business ranks one of its most enterprising leaders. He had played an active role here for six decades. He was owner of the cable televisi...

Dana M. Marinaeu

DANA M. MARINEAU, 69, of Berlin, VT, and a winter resident of Estero, FL, passed away on Feb. 7, 2018. Dana was born Nov. 15, 1948, in Montpelier, VT, a son of the late Maurice H. Marineau Sr. and Leona (Aja) Marineau MacWha. Graduating from St. Mich...

Dorothy J. Ashford (Asford)

DOROTHY JEAN ASHFORD, 85, passed away on Feb. 7, 2018, at her home in Williamstown, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Barre, March 1, 1932, to parents Forest A. Ashford and Stella Mae Ashford. Dorothy attended school in Barre City thro...

Olive R. Franzi (Romerio)

Olive Romerio Franzi, 97, a lifetime Montpelier resident, passed away peacefully at the Gary Residence, on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. She was known and loved by many as “Zia”. Olive was born on September 19, 1920, the daughter of Carlo and El...

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Joseph Tetreault

Joseph “Joe, Dad, Pepere, Great Joe” Tetreault, 82, died on February 6, 2018 at his home, after living with multiple myeloma for 14 years. He was born on September 14, 1935, the 4th child of 7, to Thomas and Laurette (Bouthellier) Tetreault.  H...

Ella M. Maynard (Morse)

Ella M. Maynard – 86, passed away in the comfort of her home and family on Sunday evening, February 4, 2018. Born in Montpelier on April 11, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Eva (Davis) Morse. On December 4, 1948, she married Everett ...

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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, ...

Michael R. Pollica

Michael R. Pollica, of Plainfield, VT, passed away Feb. 4, 2018. A celebration of Michael's life will be held on 9/15, 2PM at 100 Bean Rd, Plainfield. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/events/257087558435337/ for up-to-date celebration details....

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...

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