Obituaries


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Al Whitcomb

Al “Whit” Whitcomb, 93, of Holt Road, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester. Born on February 15, 1926 in Plainfield, he was the son of Harmon A. and Lizzie E. (Potter) Whitcomb. Raised on a hi...

Fernande R. Quintana

Fernande “Fern” R. Quintana, 92, a longtime resident of South Barre, died Jan. 12, 2020. She passed peacefully in her sleep at Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing in Berlin. Fern was born Sept. 21, 1927, in Barre, daughter of Lucien and Lea (Roy...

Rosalie A. Young (Bashaw)

Rosalie Ann (Bashaw) Young, age 90, went home to be with the Lord on January 11, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born in Walden Vt. on July 27, 1929, she was the daughter of the late William and Lila (Bennett) Bashaw. She was a member of St...

Nancy S. Cox

Nancy Stitely Cox, 90, passed away on January 10th 2020 from heart failure. Nancy was blessed to spend the last year of her life in Vermont with her daughter and son, in the kind care of staff and residents at Heaton Woods in Montpelier. She was a wa...

Robert R. Guyette

Robert R. Guyette, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, Jan. 10, 2020. Born in Burlington on Feb. 19, 1937, he was the son of the late Robert R. and Marie (Martin) Guyette. On Nov. 8, 1958, he married the former Rachel Ann Lamson in Waterbur...

Richard C. Poupart

Richard C. Poupart Sr., 83, passed away peacefully and in the comfort of his family on Friday evening, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Tunbridge on Feb. 16, 1936, he was the son of the late Howard E. and Irene (...

Christopher M. Kelty

Christopher M. Kelty of Leo Avenue in South Barre passed away at his home on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the age of 40. He was born on Sept. 24, 1979, at Fort Carson, Colorado; he was the son of Daniel and Donna (Dunlavy) Kelty. Chris attended Barre T...

Constance A. French

Constance Alley French March 5, 1916 - January 8, 2020 — She was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, in 1916 to Esther Stickney and Walter Leland Alley. She graduated from Beverly High School, Colby Sawyer College and Scott Carbee School of Art and bec...

Constance A. French

Constance Alley French March 5, 1916 - January 8, 2020 — She died in her home, in Woodbury, Vermont, with her loved ones by her side. She was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, in 1916 to Esther Stickney and Walter Leland Alley. She graduated from Bev...

Cindy A. Hohman

Cindy A. Hohman, 75, passed away in the comfort of her family at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 7, 2020. Born in Montpelier on Feb. 4, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Dorothy (Geor...

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Shirley M. George (Grappone)

Shirley M. (Grappone) George, loving wife and mother, passed peacefully on January 7, 2020 surrounded by her family. Born in 1934 in Brooklyn, NY she moved to Montpelier,VT where she attended and graduated Montpelier HS in 1952. Shirley began nurses ...

Julia A. Schafer

Julia Ann Schafer of East Hill Road passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Born May 7, 1936, in South Washington, she was the daughter of Chester Arthur and Lila Eva (Morse) Kezer. Julie attended schools in South Washington, East Barre, Barre City, a...

William H. George, Jr.

William Howard George, Jr. William Howard George, Jr., 68, of Route 14 in East Montpelier Village, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness. Bill was born on September 22, 1951 in...

Roger A. Bisson

Roger A. Bisson, 77, of Barre, passed away Jan. 3, 2020, at his home in the loving care of his family, after a battle with Parkinson’s disease and pancreatic cancer. He was born in Barre on Dec. 6, 1942, to Ernest and Simonne (Pinard) Bisson and gr...

A. Paul Lauzon

A. Paul Lauzon — A Mass of Christian Burial to honor and celebrate the life of A. Paul Lauzon of Barre was held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at 10 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. Burial followed in Hope Cemetery in Barre where Father Forem...

William H. George Jr.

William H. George Jr. — The funeral service for William H. George Jr., 68, who died Jan. 3, 2020, was held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at East Montpelier Fire Department, 54 Village Acres, East Montpelier. Arrangements are by Guare & Sons Funeral...

Timothy Copeland

Timothy “Squid” Copeland, 67, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home in Barre....

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Gerard W. Rinaldi

Gerard W. Rinaldi stepped away from this mortal coil in the early morning hours of Jan. 2, 2020, at the age of 83. A teacher, artist, father, soldier and poet, Gerard, son of Angelo (Scorpie) and Carmenella “Nellie” Rinaldi (née Sabia), grew up ...

Lisa Donahue (Pariseau)

Lisa Pariseau Donahue, 46, of Cheney Road passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at her home. Born on July 23, 1973, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Robert P. and Carmen A. (Raymond) Pariseau. Lisa attended school in South Burlington...

Jonathan M. Gilbert

Jonathan Matthew Gilbert, 23, of Williamstown, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Born on Jan. 6, 1996, in Randolph, he was the son of Greg and Amy Gilbert. Jon attended Barre Town Elementary/Middle School and graduated from Spaulding High Schoo...

Doris Therrien (Cheney)

Doris (Cheney) Therrien of Boxford, Massachusetts, formerly of Cabot, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 1, 2020, at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Up until New Year’s Eve, she resided in an assisted living dement...

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Walter G. Allen

Colonel Walter Gordon “Gordy” Allen died on Dec. 31, 2019, in Burlington. Colonel Allen was born on Sept. 7, 1923, in Fort Benning, Georgia. He was one of four siblings born to Frank Albert Allen Jr. and Ellen Gordon Allen. He served 30 years in ...

Arthur P. Lauzon

Arthur Paul Lauzon, 90, of Barre, passed away peacefully Dec. 29, 2019, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Paul, affectionately known as “Babe,” was born in Bennington, to Alice (Betit) and Arthur Lauzon on June 8, 1929. Paul married Barba...

Pauline L. Martin (Tatro)

Pauline (Tatro) Larrabee Martin, 80, passed away peacefully and in the comfort of her family at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin on Sunday evening, Dec. 29, 2019, following a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Morrisville on Aug. 18, 1939, she w...

Lawrence R. Pickett

Lawrence R. “Larry” Pickett, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at his home in Chelsea, with his family by his side. He was born July 19, 1941, in Websterville, the son of Raymond and Angie (Harris) Pickett. He grew up in many different towns in n...

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