Obituaries


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Howard M. Allen

Howard Marcellus Allen was born Dec. 14, 1930, Chelsea, Vermont, and died peacefully May 4, 2022, with family by his side. He grew up on the family dairy farm in Chelsea, which is still an operating dairy farm today. His parents were Simon Allen and ...

Greg G. Forcier

Greg G. “Duke” Forcier, 73, died peacefully on May 4, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends, after a brief illness. He was born on Sept. 3, 1948, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Francis and Mary Patricia Forcier. He marr...

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Michael G. Martel

Michael George Martel, 79, of the East Barre Road, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, with his family at his side. Born on Feb. 25, 1943, in Barre City, he was the son of George and Rose (Desilets) M...

Christopher T. Wicker Jr.

Christopher T. Wicker Jr., 6 months old, died Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at his home. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre....

Christopher T. Wicker Jr.

Christopher T. Wicker Jr. EAST BARRE– Christopher T. Wicker Jr., 6 months and 19 days old, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at his home. He was born to Brianna and Christopher Wicker Sr. on October 15, 2021, at Central Vermont Hospital. Chri...

Sylvia M. Anderson

Sylvia Marie Anderson, 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Central Vermont Medical Center, with her loving daughter by her bedside. Born on Dec. 31, 1932, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Russell and Irene (Marsha) LaRochelle. She gradu...

Diane Heed (Lillie)

Diane (Lillie) Heed, of Canaan, New Hampshire, passed peacefully in the comfort of the Jack Byrne Center with her son by her side, on Monday, May 2, 2022, after suffering from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Born on Sept. 5, 1953, in Troy, New York, to Gr...

Margaret H. Davis

Margaret Helen Davis, age 68, passed away quietly at home in Mills River, North Carolina, on May 2, 2022. Margaret was born Aug. 13, 1953, in Northfield, Vermont, to Wayne F. Davis and Laura Rumney Davis. Margaret was a seventh-generation Vermonter w...

Richard Beaudet

Richard Beaudet, 56, died Sunday, May 1, 2022. A full obituary will be published at a later date....

Martin L. Hunt

Martin L. “Marty” Hunt, 60, of Northfield, Vermont, passed away at his home peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving wife and children, on May 1, 2022. Marty was born on Aug. 14, 1961, in Randolph, Vermont. He w...

Richard Beaudet

Richard Beaudet, 56 December 19th, 1965 – May 1st, 2022 Son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, father, partner, and friend; Richard wore many hats and touched every life he entered. We weren’t ever ready to let you go, but heaven better be ready...

Jeanine A. Carpenter

Jeanine A. Carpenter, 62, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at her home. Born on May 30, 1959, in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Bernard and Julia (Hale) Carpenter. After she was born, the family moved to Vermont, settling in Marshf...

JoAnn Norwood (Desilets)

JoAnn Desilets Norwood passed away peacefully on May 1, 2022. She was born in Barre, Vermont, on July 5, 1952, the daughter of Robert and Linda (Cedrone) Desilets. JoAnn graduated from Marian High School in Barre; moving onto Faulkner Hospital School...

Brent Gould

Brent Gould BRENT GOULD, 72, of Montpelier, passed away peacefully May 1 after two years at the wonderfully caring Barre Gardens nursing facility. Born in Elmore, Vermont, to Maxine and Philip Gould, Brent is survived by three children, Tammy, Math...

Mabel M. Wright (Christiansen)

Mabel Marie (Christiansen) Wright, of East Montpelier Center, Vermont, and Redding, California, passed away on May 1, 2022, in Redding, California, at the age of 101½. She was born in Barre, Vermont, on Oct. 9, 1920, to Andrew and Lillian (Dix) Chri...

Dawn S. Wood

Dawn S. Wood, 51, died Saturday, April 30, 2022, at her home. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre....

Dawn S. Wood

Dawn S. Wood — Funeral services for Dawn S. Wood were held on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre, Vermont, followed by interment in Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier and a gathering at the Canadian Club in Barr...

Pauline A. Richards

Pauline “Polly” Alice Richards BROOKFIELD, VT - Pauline “Polly” Alice Richards, 99, of Brookfield died Friday afternoon, April 29, 2022 at her home. Polly was born April 3, 1923 in Randolph, VT, the daughter of Daniel and Leona (Lee) Roger...

Pamela Stiffler

Pamela Stiffler BARRE – Pamela Stiffler, 63, of Washington Street passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022, at her home. Born on December 10, 1958, in Barre, she was the daughter of William and Margaret (Jackson) Dalton. She attended local elementar...

Mae C. Jowers

Mae Cecelia Jowers, 101, died April 29, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 25, 1921, the daughter of Ernest and Cora Robinson. She worked many years in laundry service and factories, including Hardwick Knitwear and Concord Mfg. in M...

Robert C. Austin

Robert C. Austin, of North Duxbury, Vermont, took his final breath in this world on Thursday afternoon, April 28, 2022. Born to Almon John “AJ” Austin and Marion Stella (Aldrich) Austin on Dec. 17, 1938, in North Duxbury, Vermont. He married Arma...

Elizabeth J. Brown

Elizabeth June Brown, 98, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Born June 3, 1923, in Plainfield, she was the daughter of Nelson and Blanche (Wheeler) Murray. She attended local elementary schools. On June 21,...

Nancy A. Ellis

Nancy Ann Ellis, 88, of Felicity First Avenue, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, with her family at her bedside. The graveside service to honor and celebrate her life will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022, ...

Bill Collins

Bill Collins, 62, of South Royalton, Vermont, passed away on April 26, 2022, after a tough battle with ALS. Bill was born on June 3, 1959, to Ray and Dora Collins, in Windsor, Vermont. After graduating from South Royalton High School in 1978, Bill we...

Edmond L. Demers

Edmond (Ed) L. Demers EDMOND (ED) L. DEMERS, 75, passed away, April 26, 2022, after a long illness in Ocala, Florida. Ed was born February 11, 1947 in Barre, VT to Rheal and Mary Demers. He attended St. Monica’s school and graduated from Marian Hi...

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