Obituaries


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RALPH B LOWE

LOWE, RALPH B., 77, of Waterbury, passed away at Central Vermont Medical Center on August 20. Born in Waterbury on July 10, 1936, he was the son of the late William E. and Ella (Rogers) Lowe. On Jan. 19, 1963, he married the former Barbara M. Sweetse...

MADALENE M. VEST (Izor)

VEST, MADALENE M., 88, a lifelong resident of Waterbury, passed away in the comfort of her family at the Central Vermont Medical Center on August 20. Born in Newport on Aug. 26, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Isaac) Izor. O...

BARBARA J. RANDALL

RANDALL, BARBARA J., 77, a longtime resident of Burlington, died August 19, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, following a short illness. Barbara was born in Spokane, Wash., on Aug. 31, 1936, and was the daughter of George "Larry" Randall and...

BOBBIE A. COFRIN (Dole)

COFRIN, BOBBIE A., 90, died August 19, in Northfield. She was born in Denver on July 29, 1923, the daughter of Eric and Harriet (Horner) Dole. She graduated from Northfield High School in 1941. On Feb. 13, 1947, she married George Harrison Cofrin in ...

JOHN J. HASSARD

HASSARD, JOHN JAMES, 60, died August 18, at Central Vermont Medical Center. He was born Dec. 27, 1952, in Jersey City, N.J., the son of Howard William and Mary (Cunningham) Hassard. After attending college, he was a wholesale seafood broker while liv...

PATRICIA FRAPPIER (NOVAK)

FRAPPIER, PATRICIA NOVAK, 54, a native of Newport, Va., passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on August 18, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Patricia was born on March 15, 1959, the daughter of Patricia (Wren) Novak...

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CLARENCE B. HOLMES

HOLMES, CLARENCE BUFORD, died on August 17 at Opelousas General Health System in Opelousas, Louisiana. Clarence served his country in the United States Navy. He was a graduate of the Preston Road School of Preaching in Dallas, Tex. He began his minis...

MARY G. EDSON PAPE (Premont)

PAPE, MARY G. EDSON, 83, of Northfield, died August 17, at her home. She was born in Northfield on Sept. 26, 1929, the daughter of Sylva and Elizabeth (Jerry) Premont. She attended Northfield schools. She had been married to Edwin "Buddy" Edson and l...

EDITH CORBETT (Martel)

CORBETT, EDITH, 87, of Williamstown, died August 16, peacefully at her home. Edith was born June 18, 1926, in East Montpelier. She was the youngest of 18 children born to Joseph and Hattie Martel. She is survived by her brother Edward Martel. Edith m...

VIOLET A. MARTIN (Aldrich)

MARTIN, VIOLET A., 93, died August 16, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield. She was born Sept. 16, 1919, in Bethel, the daughter of John and Edna (Byam) Aldrich, and attended local schools. She married Glenn Martin on July 6, 1954, in Bethel. Mr. Martin...

BARBARA A. COSSETT (Cahill)

COSSETT, BARBARA ANN, 73, died August 16, at Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born March 27, 1940, in Boston, the daughter of Matthew Edward and Alice Veronica Cahill. She married Bruce John Cossett Jr. in Boston on Dec. 1, 1968. She worked as a n...

BRITTANY M. O'ROURKE

O'ROURKE, BRITTANY MARIE, 18, of Hartford, passed away at her home on August 14. Brittany was born March 18, 1995, in Springfield. At the age of nine, Brittany was adopted by Kerry O'Neill and Michael O'Rourke, and resided in Marshfield, where she at...

LOIS BAREN (KEIDEL)

BAREN, LOIS KEIDEL, passed away on August 13, after a lengthy battle with heart disease, complicated by diabetes, with her family and her loyal dog present. She was born Feb. 21, 1933, in Nyack, N.Y. She grew up on a farm in Congers, N.Y., and helped...

THERESE M. GRAVES (GREGORY)

GRAVES, THERESE M. "TERRY" GREGORY, of Barre Town, passed away at her home on August 13, after a lengthy illness. Terry was born on July 16, 1932, in Rutland, to John Osborne and Rose Alba (Branchaud) Gregory Sr. She grew up in Rutland and graduated ...

TROY D. GRAY

GRAY, TROY DEAN, 45, of Fairlee, took his own life on August 13, at his residence. Born in Lebanon, N.H., on Oct. 24, 1967, he was the son of Herbert and Rebecca (Beede) Gray. He graduated from Reisch American School of Auctioneering in June of 1982,...

BETSY ECKFELDT

September 8, 2013

ECKFELDT, BETSY, died peacefully in her home in Roxbury on August 13. She was 63 years old and had cancer. Betsy is survived by her husband, Norm Vandal; her mother, Phyllis; her daughter, Emily; her son, Nathaniel; her son-in-law, Zubin; her daughte...

VIOLET A. HUNT (RIVERS)

HUNT, VIOLET ANN, 80, a longtime resident of South Barre, died August 12, at the Mayo Nursing Home in Northfield. Her daughters, Nancy and Barbara, were at her bedside. Born Nov. 23, 1932, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Frank and Emory (Baker...

CYNTHIA L. TETREAULT (WELLS)

TETREAULT, CYNTHIA L. "CINDY," 53, of Berlin, died August 12, at her home. Her family and friends were at her bedside. Born on May 31, 1960, in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Robert and Marion (Orcutt) Wells. She grew up in Putnamville, attended...

MARY THERESA COQUILLARD (VOLL)

COQUILLARD, MARY THERESA, 89, passed away peacefully on August 12, at Dujarie House at Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, Ind. She was surrounded by her husband and family members. Affectionately known as "Mease" to family and friends, Mary Theresa was ...

JEAN S. PETERSON

PETERSON, JEAN S., of Chelsea, died August 12 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, with her husband and children by her side. Jean was born on June 23, 1933, in Bay Shore, N.Y. She was the daughter of Ward G. and Phoebe S. McLaughlin. Jean graduate...

LAURA G. DAVIS

DAVIS, LAURA GERTRUDE, 88, formerly of the Tilden House, died August 11, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, where she had been living for the past three years. Born on Dec. 9, 1924, in Washington, she was the daughter of Charles Hiram and Margaret ...

ROSEMARY L. GALFETTI (MILO)

GALFETTI, ROSEMARY LOUISE MILO, 91, of Barre and Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on August 11, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. She was born in Montpelier on Oct. 7, 1921, the eldest child of William F. Milo Jr. and Mar...

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BERNARD SR. V. BENOIT

BENOIT, BERNARD V. SR., 71, of Orange, passed away unexpectedly on August 10, at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Born in St. Johnsbury on July 13, 1942, he was the son of the late Leonel and Germaine (Ladry) Benoit. He was a graduate of St. Johnsbury Aca...

JEAN JONES (NEWTON)

JONES, JEAN NEWTON, 88, of Barre Town, died August 9, at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. Her family was at her bedside. Born in Moretown on April 3, 1925, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Etta (Neill) Newton. She was a graduate of Spauldi...

DOROTHY SHADROUI (CROFT)

SHADROUI, DOROTHY, 91, of Barre, died August 9. Dorothy was born in Preston, England, on July 19, 1922. She was the daughter of Alice and Arthur Croft. She graduated from St. Andrews Episcopal Church School in 1936. At the outbreak of World War II, s...

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