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Doris A. Lemnah

December 23, 1925 - October 18, 2013

Brattleboro- Doris A. Lemnah, 87, of Fairview Village Drive and a former longtime resident of West Chesterfield died peacefully Friday afternoon, October 18, 2013 at the Thompson House with her loving family at her side. Mrs. Lemnah was born in Franklin, Vermont on December 23, 1925 the daughter of Donald and Clara (Ferkey) King. She was the wife of Warren Lemnah who predeceased her in 1993. ...
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Damon Jay Griswold

June 18, 1968 - October 16, 2013

Brattleboro- Damon Jay Griswold, 45, of Canal Street, a life resident of the area died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at his home following an extended illness. Damon was born in Brattleboro on June 18, 1968 the son of Allan and Doris (Squires) Griswold. He was raised and educated in Guilford and had attended Brattleboro Union High School. He had been employed as a construction worker...
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Dustin Charles Curtiss

August 11, 1987 - October 14, 2013

Hinsdale, NH- Dustin Charles Curtiss, 26 of High Street died early Monday morning, October 14, 2013 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. A lifelong resident of Hinsdale he was born in Brattleboro on August 11, 1987 the son of Mark and Cindy (Petrie) Curtiss. He attended Hinsdale schools and was a graduate of Hinsdale High School, Class of 2005. While attending high school Dustin...
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Susan Potter Smith

November 19, 1936 - October 4, 2013

West Wardsboro, VT- Susan (Potter) Smith, 76 of Sheldon Hill Road and Chesham, NH passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, October 4, 2013 at her home. She was born in Boston, Mass on November 19, 1936 the daughter of Dr.Theodore Alexander and Constance (Dort) Potter. Raised and educated in West Newton, MA and Chesham, NH she was a graduate of Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, a suburb of...
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Eleanor J. Deyo

July 4, 1920 - October 1, 2013

Sheffield, VT- Eleanor J. Deyo, 93, a former resident of Fairview Village, passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on Tuesday morning, October 1, 2013 in the comfort of her son Marvin's home on Dane Road in Sheffield where she had been living since August. Mrs. Deyo was born in Concord, Mass on July 4, 1920, the daughter of Ernest and Vera (Lee) Green. She was raised and educated...
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Norman E. Hunt

June 20, 1924 - September 24, 2013

Brattleboro- Norman E. Hunt, 89 of Marlboro Avenue died Tuesday afternoon, September 24, 2013 at Pine Heights Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Hunt was born in South Londonderry, Vermont on June 20, 1924 the son of Dewey and Ione ( Pearson ) Hunt. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro and was a graduate of Brattleboro High School, Class of 1942. He proudly served his country...
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Joseph S. Siniuk

March 29, 1933 - September 22, 2013

Charleston, S.C. –Lt Col. Joseph Steve Siniuk, (Ret.), 80 of Greenbriar Lane, a native of Dummerston, Vermont died peacefully early Sunday morning, September 22, 2013 at The Hospice House in Mount Pleasant, S.C. following a brief illness. He was born in Brattleboro, Vermont on March 29, 1933 the son of John and Barbara (Seniuk) Siniuk. He was raised in Dummerston attending the Wheeler...
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Phyllis R. Day

May 17, 1924 - September 22, 2013

Brattleboro- Phyllis Ruth, "Phyl" Day, 89, formerly of Brattle Street died peacefully Sunday evening, September 22, 2013 at the Thompson House where she had been a resident since December of 2011. Mrs. Day was born in Cheshire, Massachusetts on May 17, 1924, the daughter of Billie (Knapton) Jones. She was raised and educated in Brattleboro and was a graduate of Brattleboro High School, Class of...
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Keith N. Brown

June 30, 1978 - September 18, 2013

Brattleboro - Keith Nathan Brown, age 35, of Brattleboro, VT entered into eternal life on September 18, 2013 while in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. Keith was born in Bridgeport, CT, graduated from Shelton High School, and received his Bachelor of Science in Physics with a minor in Philosophy from Marlboro College in Vermont. Keith's first book, Embodied, was...
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Donna Lee Smart

May 28, 1938 - September 17, 2013

Brattleboro- Donna Lee Smart, 75 of South Main Street died Tuesday afternoon, September 17, 2013 at Pine Heights Nursing Home, surrounded by her family following a period of declining health. Mrs. Smart was born in Brattleboro on May 28, 1938 the daughter of William "Ernie" and Helen (Delp) Retz. She was raised and educated in Brattleboro graduating from Brattleboro Union High School, Class of...
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Janos Joseph Szappanos

May 25, 1937 - September 8, 2013

Mikóháza, Hungary- János Joseph Szappanos, 76, formerly of Grassy Brook Road in Brookline, Vermont died unexpectedly Sunday, September 8, 2013 at his home in Mikóháza. Mr. Szappanos was born in Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary on May 25, 1937, the son of Peter and Ilona (Zmika) Szappanos. He was raised and attended school in Hungary until the age of 18...
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Philip T. Kempf

October 20, 1934 - September 2, 2013

West Chesterfield, N.H. - Philip T. Kempf, 78, of Sargent Hill Road died Monday morning, September 2, 2013 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. A kind and well respected man, he was born in Brattleboro on October 20, 1934 the son of Jacob and Mary (Wojchick) Kempf. He was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School during which time he was an outstanding-star Athlete excelling in baseball and...
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Paul E. Mousel

June 5, 1945 - August 27, 2013

Putney- Paul E. Mousel, 68, of Old Stage Road and a resident of Putney since 1979 died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, August 27, 2013 at North Adams (Mass) Regional Hospital while on business in North Adams. Paul was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on June 5, 1945 the son of Paul F. and Gladys (Larson) Mousel. He was raised and educated in Nevada, Iowa graduating from Nevada High School, Class of 1964...
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Catherine W. Emond

November 24, 1930 - August 17, 2013

Brattleboro- Catherine W. Emond, 82, of Fairview Street, a lifelong resident of the area, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, August 17, 2013 at Pine Heights Nursing Home following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Emond was born at home on the family farm in Guilford on November 24, 1930, the daughter of J. Perry and Pearl (Elmer) Whitney. She was raised in Brattleboro,...
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John A. Sargent

June 23, 1933 - August 12, 2013

Brattleboro- John Anthony Sargent, 80 formerly of Thistle Hill Road, Mountain Home Park, died peacefully late Monday night, August 12, 2013 at Pine Heights Nursing Home. Mr. Sargent was born in Boston, Mass on June 23, 1933 the son of Alfred and Rose (Zapponi) Sargent. He was raised and educated in Boston graduating from English High School Class of 1951. He later attended Boston College where...
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Edmond C. Coombs

October 11, 1926 - July 30, 2013

Zephyrhills, FL- Edmond Clarence Coombs, 86 of New York Street in Zephyrhills, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 2013 at the Dade City (FL) Hospice. A longtime resident of the area before moving to Florida, he was born in Vernon, Vermont on October 11, 1926 the son of Clarence and Viola (LaPierre) Coombs. He attended local school in Guilford. Mr. Coombs was a longtime dairy farmer in...
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Francis E. Waterman, Jr.

October 21, 1963 - July 28, 2013

Bennington – Francis E. "Frank" Waterman, Jr., 49, of Elm Street and a former resident of Brattleboro, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 28, 2013 at his home. Frank was born in Keene, NH on October 21, 1963 the son of Francis E. and Mary (Smith) Waterman, Sr. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro, graduating from Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1981. He proudly served in the U.S....
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Myrtle I. Kuusela

September 23, 1922 - July 20, 2013

Keene, N.H. - Myrtle Irene Kuusela, 90 of Court Street died early Saturday morning, July 20, 2013 at Cheshire Medical Center following a period of declining health. Mrs. Kuusela was born in Northfield, Mass on October 23, 1922 the daughter of Claude and Gladys (Spring) Tenney. She was raised and educated in Vernon and had attended Brattleboro High School. A former resident of Margate, FL she...
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Dana Howard Shannon

November 7, 1949 - July 17, 2013

East Dummerston- Dana H. Shannon, 63, of U.S. Route 5 died peacefully early Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013 in the comfort of his home following a period of declining health. Dana was born in Hartford, CT on November 7, 1949 the son of Reginald and Juanita (Reynolds) Shannon. He was a former resident of East Hartford before moving to the Brattleboro area with his family in 1967 later settling...
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Elizabeth Manley Colburn

April 23, 1916 - July 4, 2013

Brattleboro- Elizabeth Manley "Betty" Colburn, 97, a lifelong resident of Brattleboro died peacefully at the Thompson House, Thursday afternoon, July 4, 2013 with her family at her side. Mrs. Colburn was born at home on Maple Street, Easter Sunday, April 23, 1916 the daughter of Robert and Jennie (Farnsworth) Manley. She was raised and educated in town and was a graduate of Brattleboro High...
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Diana R. Loiselle

April 1, 1918 - June 25, 2013

Brattleboro – Diana Regina Loiselle, 95, of Western Avenue died peacefully on June 25, 2013 at Pine Heights Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Mrs. Loiselle was born in Highgate Center, Vermont on April 1, 1918, the daughter of Albert and Leona (Bilodeau) LaRoche. She was raised and educated in Highgate where she attended local schools eventually moving to Brattleboro in...
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Joan Bolton Barry

September 14, 1925 - June 23, 2013

Brattleboro- Joan Bolton Barry, 87, a resident of Ames Hill Road died late Sunday night, June 23, 2013 at the Holton Home on Western Avenue. Mrs. Barry was born in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 14, 1925 the daughter of Joseph and Dorothea (Dix) Bolton. She was raised and educated in Saratoga Springs later graduating with a degree from the Ohio State University. She worked most of her...
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Nicholas A. Nebelski

September 23, 1947 - June 22, 2013

Halifax- Nicholas A. "Nick" Nebelski, 65 of LaRock Lane, died Saturday morning, June 22, 2013 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness. Nick was born in Brattleboro on September 23, 1947 the son of Joseph and Marie (LaValley) Nebelski. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro and was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School. He later attended Marlboro...
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Priscilla Mary Orne

November 12, 1928 - June 14, 2013

Priscilla Orne, 84, died on June 14, 2013, at the Vernon Green Nursing Home in Vernon, VT. Priscilla was born in Wilmington, Vermont, on November 12, 1928, the daughter of Gerald H. Jacobs and Bertha (Haskins) Jacobs. Priscilla was a graduate of Wilmington High School. She was employed by the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company as a service representative for thirty- four years, during...
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Timothy A. Sanderson

December 13, 1951 - June 10, 2013

East Dummerston- Timothy A. "Tim" Sanderson, 61, of Canoe Brook Road died Monday morning, June 10, 2013 at Pine Heights Nursing Home following an extended illness. Tim was born in Brattleboro on December 13, 1951 the son of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Sanderson. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1969. A lifelong resident of the area he...
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Stephen R. Rinfret

June 5, 1949 - June 8, 2013

Vernon- Stephen Richard, "Steve" Rinfret, 64, of Rinfret Drive died unexpectedly Saturday, June 8, 2013 at his home. Steve was born in Brattleboro on June 5, 1949 the son of Joseph and Isabelle (Annis) Rinfret, Jr. He was raised and educated in Vernon and was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1967. He went on to attend New Hampshire Technical College in Manchester. A veteran...
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Frank E. Morse

March 29, 1964 - June 1, 2013

Vernon- Frank Edwin Morse, 49 of Vernon Estates Drive, a life resident of the area died peacefully Saturday morning, June 1, 2013 in the hospice room at Pine Heights Nursing Home surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness. Frank was born in Brattleboro on March 29, 1964 the son of William and Charlotte (Parris) Morse. He attended Saint Michael's School and was a graduate of Brattleboro...
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Barbara B. LaFarr

January 6, 1940 - May 28, 2013

Brattleboro- Barbara Beatrice LaFarr, 73 of Homestead Place died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born on January 6, 1940 in Guilford, the daughter of Theodore and Dorothy (Eddy) Carleton. She was raised and educated in Brattleboro graduating from Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1960. Barbara had been employed at G.S. Precision...
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Raymond A. Riddel

September 2, 1927 - May 24, 2013

Brattleboro- Raymond A. "Ray" Riddel, 85, a former resident of Home Street died Friday, May 24, 2013 at Pine Heights Nursing Home where he had been a resident since October 2011. He was born in Brattleboro on September 2, 1927 the son of Adam and Ethel (Morris) Riddel. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro and later proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. For many years Mr. Riddel...
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Sandra L. Dyer

March 19, 1964 - May 24, 2013

Brattleboro- Sandra Lynn Dyer, 49, of Stonewall Drive went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday afternoon, May 24, 2013 at Fletcher-Allen Health Center in Burlington surrounded by her loving family following a period of declining health. Sandra was born in Brattleboro on March 19, 1964 the daughter of Joseph and Priscilla (Gundry) Dyer. She was raised in town attending the former Frances Hicks...
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Louis Gerald LaBreck, Jr.

May 14, 1932 - May 23, 2013

Guilford- Louis Gerald "Lou" LaBreck, Jr. 81 of Bee Barn Road, formerly of Putney died Thursday morning, May 23, 2013 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene following a period of declining health. Mr. LaBreck was born in Caribou, Maine on May 14, 1932 the son of Louis and Rose (Gagon) LaBreck. He was raised and educated in Caribou where he attended local schools. A proud veteran of the Korean War,...
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Henry F. Ebbighausen III

August 20, 1965 - May 22, 2013

Ft Myers, FL- Henry F. "Hank" Ebbighausen, III of South Cleveland Ave. in Ft Myers, formerly of Brattleboro died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at his home. Hank was born in Brattleboro on August 20, 1965 the son of Henry and Judith (Goodenough) Ebbighausen, Jr. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro graduating from Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1983. At the time of his...
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E. James Roberts II

July 19, 1919 - May 9, 2013

Naples, FL - E. James, "Jim" Roberts II, longtime Brattleboro businessman and former Vermont Avenue resident, died peacefully May 9, 2013 at The Cove at the Marbella in Naples following a brief illness. With his wife he had been a full-time resident of Naples since 1984. He was born at home in Jacksonville, VT on July 19, 1919 the son of Raymond and Caroline (Begeibing) Roberts. Raised and...
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Mortan A. Davis, Jr.

August 1, 1933 - May 8, 2013

Mortan A. "Mort" Davis, 79 of Wardsboro, formerly of Spofford and Brattleboro died peacefully Wednesday morning, May 8, 2013 at Applewood Care and Rehab Center in Winchester, N.H. with his family at his side following a period of declining health. Mr. Davis was born in Brattleboro on August 1, 1933 the fourth child of Mortan A. and Elsie (Reome) Davis. He was raised and educated in both...
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Olive C. Reed

March 20, 1939 - May 6, 2013

Brattleboro- Olive C. Reed, 74 of Melrose Street died Monday, May 6, 2013 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston with family at her side following a period of declining health. Mrs. Reed was born in Bellows Falls on March 20, 1939 the daughter of Earl and Agnes (Bell) Chandler. She was raised and educated in Springfield, VT attending Springfield High School. For approximately ten years she...
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Harriet M. Gelfan

February 13, 1912 - May 4, 2013

Brattleboro - Harriet Moore Gelfan of Brattleboro, VT passed away peacefully on May 4 at Thompson House in Brattleboro. She was 101. Harriet Lucy Moore was born in Evanston, Illinois on Feb 13, 1912, the daughter of Caroline Daniels Moore and Phillip Wyatt Moore. She was raised in Winnetka, Ill and attended the North Shore Country Day School. Summers were spent in Grafton, VT and later at...
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James P. Foley

April 12, 1974 - April 29, 2013

Brattleboro- James Patrick "Jimmie" Foley, 39, of Putney Road, died late Monday morning, April 29, 2013 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. following a very lengthy illness. Jimmie was born in Brattleboro on April 12, 1974 the son of James L. and Michele (Momaney) Foley. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro attending Oak Grove School and Brattleboro Union High School. ...
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Mary Jane Lober

November 22, 1955 - April 29, 2013

Brattleboro- Mary Jane Lober, 57 a former resident of Hayes Court and Morningside Commons died Monday evening, April 29, 2013 at Pine Heights Nursing Home following a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born in Bellows Falls on November 22, 1955 the daughter of Allen H. and E. Alice (Roussel) Lober. She was raised and educated in Westminster and was a graduate of Bellows Falls Union High...
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Charles W. Wilde

December 11, 1962 - April 27, 2013

Guilford – Charles Winfred "Chuck" Wilde, 50, died unexpectedly on April 27, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH as a result of injuries sustained from a fall near his home. Chuck was born December 11, 1962 in Brattleboro, the son of Charles and Kathy (Ragle) Wilde. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro, graduating from Brattleboro Union High School. He went on...
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Gladys B. Miller

August 20, 1933 - April 26, 2013

East Dummerston - Gladys (Braley) Miller, 79, of East Dummerston, Vt., passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, April 26, 2013, following a period of ill health. Gladys Ward Braley, the youngest of four daughters, was born at home to George R. and Gladys (Ward) Braley in Putney, Vermont, in August 1933. She attended the one-room Washburn School for six years, Putney...
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James Helyar

October 11, 1954 - April 24, 2013

Brattleboro - James Marshall Helyar, 58, died unexpectedly at his home on Putney Rd. on April 24, 2013. He was born October 11, 1954, in Brattleboro to Richard C. Helyar and Margaret (Clark) Helyar. He graduated from Brattleboro Union High School in 1972 and attended Boston University. Jim worked in construction and was a fine finish carpenter who made many pieces of furniture and cabinetry...
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Sherman Stanley Stark

March 13, 1920 - April 19, 2013

Born March 13, 1920, Sherman Stanley Stark passed away in his Burien, WA home on April 19, 2013. Sherman is survived by his son Gregory, now living in Stockholm, Sweden. Sherman was pre-deceased by his older sister, Elizabeth Stark Reim, and his younger sister, Cora Stark Woods. Sherman was a graduate of Brattleboro High School, class of 1938, and of Syracuse University, class of 1947, as well...
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Veronica C. Kren

December 22, 1913 - April 6, 2013

Vernon- Veronica C. Kren, 99, a resident of Vernon since 1970 died peacefully early Saturday morning, April 6, 2013 at Vernon Green Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past five years. Mrs. Kren was born in Jersey City, N.J. on December 22, 1913 the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Dickersen) Campbell. She was raised and educated in Jersey City and Lyndhurst, N.J. where she attended...
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Mary G. Dunham

July 21, 1925 - April 5, 2013

Brattleboro - Mary Gordon Dunham, 87, of Brattleboro, passed away peacefully On Friday, April 5, 2013 in Shelburne, VT at The Arbors residential care home to which she had moved recently due to a decline in her health and to be close to her immediate Vermont family. Prior to her move to Shelburne, she had lived at Holton Home in Brattleboro for the year following the death in November 2011 of her...
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Pauline R. Gouger

August 17, 1924 - April 5, 2013

Vernon, VT- Pauline R. Gouger, 88, a native of Brattleboro and former resident of Hartford, CT died Friday evening, April 5, 2013 at Vernon Hall where she had been a resident since November 2006. Ms. Gouger was born in Brattleboro on August 17, 1924 the daughter of Alphonse and Eva (LaForest) Gouger. She was raised and educated in Brattleboro attending St Michael Parochial School. She graduated...
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Aaron E. Struthers

October 6, 1927 - April 5, 2013

Vernon- Aaron Ellsworth "Cy" Struthers, 86, formerly of Regina Vista Road in West Brattleboro died peacefully early Friday morning, April 5, 2013 at Vernon Green Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Mr. Struthers was born in Brattleboro on October 6, 1927 the son of Clarence and Fanny (Adams) Struthers. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro attending Academy School and...
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Roger H. Katz

August 15, 1947 - April 1, 2013

Dummerston- Roger H. Katz, 65 of Black Mountain Road passed away peacefully late Monday morning, April 1, 2013 in the comfort of his home following an extended illness. Roger was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 15, 1947 the son of Edward and Genevieve (Kocot) Katz. He was raised and educated in the Detroit area graduating from Royal Oak Dondero High School, Class of 1965. A resident of the...
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Timothy A. Miller

February 22, 1965 - March 21, 2013

Athol, Mass- Timothy Alan "Tim" Miller, 48, of Main Street in Athol died Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass following a period of declining health. Tim was born in Keene on February 22, 1965 the son of Harry and Nancy (Housman) Miller. He was raised and educated in Keene graduating from Keene High School, Class of 1983. He went on to attend Keene State...
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Charles A. Anderson, Jr.

February 4, 1957 - March 14, 2013

Dummerston- Charles A. "Chuck" Anderson, Jr. 56, of Black Mountain Road died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, from complications of leukemia. He was born in Bay Shore, Long Island, N.Y. on February 4, 1957 the son of Charles A. and Anne (Phillups) Anderson. He was raised and educated on Long Island and had later attended Fairfield, CT University. Chuck had...
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Arthur A. Torrey

March 26, 1918 - March 13, 2013

Brattleboro- Arthur Albert Torrey, 94, of Parkside Avenue, formerly of Estey Circle, died Wednesday morning, March 13, 2013 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Mr. Torrey was born in Berlin, N.H. on March 26, 1918, the son of Herman A. and Katherine (Hawkins) Torrey. A resident of the area since 1925, he attended Kurn Hattin Homes until 1934, later attending Brattleboro High School where his...
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Amelia Hancock

November 1, 1961 - March 10, 2013

Brattleboro – Amelia Hancock, 51, of Brattleboro, died March 10, 2013, at Pine Heights. Born in Los Angeles on November 1, 1961, she grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Amelia attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and moved to Brattleboro in 1992. Predeceased by her mother, Maureen Hancock, in 1971, she is survived by her father and step-mother, Robert and Laura...
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Duane E. Miller

April 22, 1954 - March 4, 2013

Westminster- Duane Edward Miller, 58, of US Route 5 in Westminster died unexpectedly Monday, March 4, 2013 in Williamsburg, Mass, the result of an accidental fall while on a jobsite. A resident of the area since the age of five, Duane was born in Bessemer Township, MI on April 22, 1954 the son of Duane Edsel and Joann (Rose) Miller. He had attended New England Kurn Hattin Homes and was a...
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Daryl S. Sargent

October 15, 1967 - February 24, 2013

Halifax- Daryl Scott Sargent, 45, of Green River Road, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, February 24, 2013 at his home. Daryl was born in Brattleboro on October 15, 1967 the son of Bradford and Theresa (Glover) Sargent. He attended Brattleboro public schools and graduated from Brattleboro Union High School with the Class of 1985. Throughout his school years, he excelled in baseball and was on...
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Madolyn E. Meyer

October 4, 1932 - February 18, 2013

Guilford - Madolyn E. Meyer, 80, of Bee Barn Road in Guilford, died early Monday morning, February 18, 2013 at Vernon Green Nursing Home. Madolyn was born on the family farm in Guilford on October 4, 1932, the daughter of Leon and Mabel (Woodard) Cutting. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Brattleboro High School. A devoted wife, mother and homemaker, she cherished time spent...
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Cindi B. Rathbun

December 18, 1953 - February 11, 2013

Spofford, N.H.- Cindi B. Rathbun, 59, of Lincoln Road, a resident of Spofford for the past four years died unexpectedly Monday, February 11, 2013 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Cindi was born in Brattleboro on December 18, 1953 the daughter of Robert and Helen (Bills) Boudreau. She attended Saint Michael's School and was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School Class of...
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Charles M. Clark

September 29, 1929 - February 8, 2013

Vernon- Charles M. Clark, 83, of Stebbins Road died Friday afternoon, February 8, 2013 at Vernon Green Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Mr.Clark was born in Bernardston, Mass on September 29, 1929 one of thirteen children and the son of Ralph and Beatrice (Johnson) Clark. He grew up in Bernardston where he attended public schools. He had been employed as a custodian working...
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James K. Evans

October 6, 1995 - February 5, 2013

Dummerston- James Kevin, "Jimmy" Evans, age 17 of Dutton Farm Road in Dummerston died Tuesday night, February 5, 2013 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. from injuries he sustained in a single car accident that occurred earlier in the evening on Upper Dummerston Road. Jimmy was born in Brattleboro on October 6, 1995 the son of James H. and Kathy E. (Tyler) Evans. He had...
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Chester R. Carpenter

July 9, 1926 - February 3, 2013

Powell, Tenn. - Chester Rolin "Chet" Carpenter, Sr., 86, formerly of Elliot Street and a native of Brattleboro died early Sunday morning, February 3, 2013 in Knoxville, TN. For the past seven years Chet made his home with his son on Whitcomb Road in Powell. He was born in Brattleboro on July 9, 1926 the son of John and Gladys (Smith) Carpenter. Chet was raised and educated in Brattleboro...
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Evelyn A. Prouty

December 20, 1913 - February 2, 2013

Bennington- Evelyn A. Prouty, 99 formerly of South Street in West Brattleboro died peacefully early Saturday morning, February 2, 2013 at her home at Emeritus at Fillmore Pond. She was born in Brattleboro on December 20, 1913 the daughter of John and Mildred (Phillips) Avery. Evelyn attended Brattleboro schools, graduating from Brattleboro High School, class of 1932. Following graduation she...
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Richard J. Austin

July 20, 1923 - January 31, 2013

Richard James Austin 1923-2013 BRATTLEBORO - Richard James Austin "Tink" died peacefully Thursday evening January 31, 2013 at Pine Heights Nursing Home. He was 89. Tink was born in Lyndonville, VT, on July 20, 1923. He was the son of James H. and Myrtie (Gaskell) Austin. He graduated from Brattleboro High School, Brattleboro, VT, Class of 1941; Mt. Herman Prep School, Northfield, MA, Class...
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Blanche M. Ziter

November 6, 1920 - January 31, 2013

Brattleboro- Blanche Mary Ziter, 92 of Indian Acres Drive in Hinsdale passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family early Thursday morning, January 31, 2013 at Pine Heights Nursing Home. Mrs. Ziter was born in Ellenburg, New York on November 6, 1920 the daughter of Nedo and Flora (Colburn) Burgoyne. She was raised and educated in Chateaugay, New York where she graduated from Chateaugay High...
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Sherry L. Hardy

September 26, 1962 - January 29, 2013

Brattleboro, Sherry L. Robinson Hardy, 50, of Morningside Commons died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Sherry was born in Burlington, VT., the daughter of Larry Robinson and Barbara Blake. She was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1981. Sherry was a member of Agape Christian Fellowship. She enjoyed working in the food kitchen and working with the elderly. Sherry is...
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Kathleen M. Burda

December 8, 1954 - January 19, 2013

Guilford- Kathleen Michele, "Kathy" Burda passed away early Saturday morning, January 19, 2013 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Kathy's 27 year struggle with Multiple Sclerosis came to a peaceful end at 6:00 A.M. with her loving husband/ long-term caregiver at her side. Kathy was born in Westfield, Mass on December 8, 1954 the daughter of John and Estelle (Krawczyk) Moyer. She was raised and...
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Wilmot Whitney, Jr.

April 17, 1927 - January 18, 2013

Wilmot Whitney Jr., formerly of Weston, MA., and Croydon, N.H., died peacefully in Vermont, with family by his side, on January 18th, 2013, at the age of 85. A beloved husband, devoted father and grandfather, Wilmot is survived by his wife Martha (Marty) Whitney, their children Laura Whitney Ribbins of Grand Cayman, Wilmot (Chip) Whitney III and his wife Tiffany of Grafton, MA, Hallie Whitney...
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Catherine Dorothy Peake

November 21, 1922 - January 18, 2013

Brattleboro- Catherine Dorothy Peake, 101, a former resident of the Daly Shoe Building Apartments died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Pine Heights Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the passed three years. Mrs. Peake was born on November 21, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John and Maryanne (Mazor) Mis. She was raised and educated in Philadelphia where she attended...
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Ruthmae Bridges

February 9, 1925 - January 16, 2013

Keene, N.H.- Ruthmae Bridges, 87 of Bentley Commons on Water Street and a former resident of both Brattleboro and Lakeland, FL died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Mrs. Bridges was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on February 9, 1925 the daughter of James and Ruth (Bergstrom) Bacher. She was raised and educated in New York where she attended...
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Craig R. Schopman

October 30, 1972 - January 10, 2013

Brattleboro- Craig Roy Schopman, 40, of Brookwood Drive in West Brattleboro died unexpectedly Thursday, January 10, 2013 at his home. Craig was born in Brattleboro on October 30, 1972 the son of Roy and Martha (Robertson) Schopman. He attended Brattleboro public schools and was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1991. He went on to attend Vermont Technical College in Randolph...
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Beatrice M. Kenney

April 19, 1920 - January 10, 2013

Brattleboro- Beatrice M. "Bea" Kenney, 92, a former resident of Attleboro, MA died Thursday January 10, 2013 at Vernon Green Nursing Home. She was born in Taunton, MA on April 19, 1920 the daughter of Frank and Madeline (Hagar) Harwood. She was raised and educated in Taunton graduating from Taunton High School. She was a faithful and devoted homemaker whose life centered around her family. She...
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Joseph E. Hamilton

February 11, 1921 - January 8, 2013

West Brattleboro- Joseph Eli, "Joe" Hamilton, 91 of Hamilton Road, a lifelong resident of town passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, January 8, 2013 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. He died on the 125th year anniversary of his family's establishment of the farm and the anniversary of his mother's death. Mr. Hamilton was born at home on February 11, 1921 the eldest son of...
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Mary Elizabeth Galanes

June 10, 1929 - December 31, 2012

Brattleboro, VT – Mary Elizabeth (Barrett) Galanes, 83 of Morningside Commons, a lifelong resident of Brattleboro died peacefully early Monday morning, December 31, 2012 in the comfort of her home following a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Mrs. Galanes was born in Brattleboro on June 10, 1929 the daughter of William and Helen (Dunn) Barrett. She attended Saint Michael's...
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Felicia M. Suskawicz

January 17, 1925 - December 17, 2012

HINSDALE, NH - Felicia Matuszewski Suskawicz, 87, a lifelong resident of Hinsdale passed away early Monday morning, December, 17, 2012 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Felicia was born in Hinsdale on January 17, 1925 the daughter of Blazey and Antonina (Stadnik) Matuszewski who immigrated to the United States from Poland. She was raised and educated in Hinsdale and was a...
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Robert F. Henricks

December 2, 1945 - December 16, 2012

Westminster - Robert F. Henricks, age 67, died unexpectedly at his home at 285 Wellington Hill West in Westminster, VT, on Sunday, December 16th. Robert was born in Montclair, NJ, on December 2, 1945, to Arthur Philip Henricks, Jr., who predeceased him in 1992, and Fannie Fellows Henricks, who survives. Besides his mother of Southern Pines, NC, he leaves one brother, Arthur P. Henricks, III,...
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Wesley D. Ives

September 22, 1926 - December 9, 2012

Brattleboro- Wesley Dutton "Wes" Ives, 86 of Crosby Street died peacefully Sunday evening, December 9, 2012 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. Wes was born in Piercefield, New York on September 22, 1926 the son of Floyd and Viola (Dutton) Ives. He was raised and educated in Bethel, Vermont later moving to Brattleboro where he...
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Rose A. Holt

July 1, 1917 - December 4, 2012

Vernon- Rose Amelia Holt, 95 a resident at Vernon Green Nursing Home since May 2008 died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, December 4, 2012 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Holt previously resided on Aiken Road in Putney. Rose was born in Thompsonville, CT on July 1, 1917 the daughter of Jacob and Olga (Novak) Kolodziej. She was raised in Thompsonville where she attended public schools. On...
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Richard A. Bernier, Sr.

December 4, 2012 - December 4, 2012

Brattleboro- Richard A. "Dick" Bernier, Sr. 74 of Bonnyvale Road died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, December 2, 2012 in the emergency department at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital after being stricken ill at home. Mr. Bernier was born in Athol, Mass on January 19, 1938 the son of Joseph and Laura (Thomas) Bernier. He was raised and educated in Westminster, VT where he attended the Kurn Hattin...
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Mildred A. Johnson

May 16, 1914 - November 29, 2012

Brattleboro- Mildred A. Johnson, 98, a resident at Vernon Hall died late Thursday morning, November 29, 2012 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Mrs. Johnson was born in Manchester, N.H. on May 16, 1914, the daughter of Timothy and Mary (Burke) Sullivan. She was raised and educated in Manchester and was a graduate of Westside High School, Class of 1932. A devoted...
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Doris E. Lane

September 1, 1924 - November 28, 2012

Brattleboro- Doris Elizabeth, "Dessie" Lane, 88, a lifelong resident of town died peacefully early Wednesday morning, November 28, 2012 at the Holton Home where she had been a resident for the past two and one half years. Dessie was born in Brattleboro on September 1, 1924 the daughter of Leslie and Minnie (Hamilton) (Burch) Taylor. She made her home with her grandparents Harry and Mary Hamilton...
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Deborah A. Ellis

August 30, 1955 - November 26, 2012

West Wardsboro- Deborah A. "Debbie" Ellis, 57 of Cross Road died unexpectedly late Monday morning, November 26, 2012 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with her family at her side following an extended illness. Debbie was born in Brattleboro on August 30, 1955 the daughter of John and Anita (Leclaire) Doucette. She was raised and educated in Brattleboro and was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High...
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D. Mary Therieau

January 19, 1955 - November 24, 2012

Brattleboro- D. Mary Therieau, 57 of Vine Street, died peacefully late Saturday night, November 24, 2012 at Pine Heights Nursing Home following a courageous battle with brain cancer. Mary was born in Brattleboro on January 19, 1955 the daughter of George and Sallie (Dixon) Olmstead. She attended Dummerston schools and graduated from Brattleboro Union High School with the class of 1973. She had...
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Mary M. Foltz

December 1, 1925 - November 24, 2012

Brattleboro – Mary H. Foltz, 86, formerly of Main Street in Putney, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon at Thompson House Nursing Home. Mary was born in Columbia, S.C. on December 1, 1925, the daughter of Duncan and Lida (Lawson) MacRae. She was raised and educated in Columbia and later attended business college. Mary was a devoted homemaker whose life centered around her family....
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Leon B. Bills, Jr.

March 25, 1923 - November 20, 2012

Dummerston- Leon Bruce Bills, Jr., 89 of West River Road died peacefully Tuesday morning, November 20, 2012 at Pine Heights Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Mr. Bills was born at home in West Wardsboro on March 25, 1923 the son of Leon B. and Sadie (Underwood) Bills. He grew up in Wardsboro where he attended local schools. A veteran of World War II he proudly served his...
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Stephen J. Reynolds

September 22, 1960 - November 18, 2012

Brattleboro- Stephen James Reynolds, 52, of Washington Street, a lifelong resident of town, died peacefully early Sunday morning, November 18, 2012 at Grace Cottage Hospital following an extended illness. Steve was born in Brattleboro on September 22, 1960 the son of Bernard and Elsie (Dix) Reynolds. He attended Brattleboro schools, graduating from Brattleboro Union High School with the class of...
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Helen E. Daly

April 21, 1952 - November 15, 2012

Helen Eberle Daly, in the presence of loved ones, died peacefully at home on November 15, 2012. Helen developed back pain on Memorial Day and during spinal surgery in June a very rare malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor was discovered. Despite excellent treatment over the summer, the cancer spread. Helen, beloved by so many, confronted her diagnosis with her typical "grace and grit". On...
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Celia M. Carley

June 11, 1912 - November 10, 2012

Vernon- Celia M. Carley formerly of Hayes Court in West Brattleboro died peacefully Saturday evening, November 10, 2012 at Vernon Hall where she had been a resident for the past seven years, she was 100 years old. Mrs. Carley was born in Canaan Center, New Hampshire on June 11, 1912 the daughter of Clarence and Carrie (Humphrey) Morse. She moved to Brattleboro at an early age with her family and...
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Marie H. Wurster

February 11, 1920 - November 9, 2012

Brattleboro- Marie H. Wurster, 92 formerly of Toms River, N.J. died Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Thompson House on Maple Street where she had been a resident for the past three years. Miss Wurster was born in Bronx, N.Y. on February 11, 1920 the daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth (Kircher) Wurster, She was raised and educated in the Bronx later attending commercial school in New York City. ...
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Herminia Carrasquillo

November 3, 2012

Brattleboro- Herminia "Minnie" Carrasquillo, 99 formerly of Hillwinds Road died early Saturday morning, November 3, 2012 at Pine Heights Nursing Home. Services for Mrs. Carrasquillo will be private with interment in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Herminia Carrasquillo's name may be made to, The Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, c/o of The American Red Cross...
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Constance F. Covey

March 6, 1948 - October 31, 2012

Brattleboro- Constance F. "Connie" Covey, 64 of Covey Road died early Wednesday morning, October 31, 2012 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland following a courageous battle with cancer. Connie was born in Altona, N.Y. on March 6, 1948 the daughter of Ross and Evelyn (Jarvis) Finnell. With her family she moved to Brattleboro at the age of six and was raised and educated in town. She attended...
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Mary Helena Renaud

July 14, 1915 - October 25, 2012

Brattleboro- Mary Helena Renaud, 97, died unexpectedly on October 25, 2012 at her home on Elliot Street. She was born in Brattleboro on July 14, 1915 the daughter of Samuel and Julia (LaDue) McCarthy. Raised and educated in Brattleboro she was a graduate of Brattleboro High School, Class of 1933. Mrs. Renuad worked for over 30 years at the former J.E. Mann's Store on Main Street where she...
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Donna L. Smith

August 20, 1943 - October 25, 2012

Hinsdale- Donna Lucille Smith, 69, of Northfield Road in Hinsdale died early Thursday morning, October 25, 2012 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon following a lengthy illness. Donna was born in Brattleboro on August 20, 1943, the daughter of Sidney and Marion (Greene) Smith. A lifelong resident of Hinsdale, she was a graduate of Hinsdale High School, Class of 1961. She went on to...
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Robert E. Bristol

February 23, 1940 - October 19, 2012

Brattleboro- Robert E. "Bob" Bristol, 72 of Western Avenue died Friday afternoon, October 19, 2012 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon following a lengthy illness. Bob was born in Brattleboro on February 23, 1940 the son of Everett and Elizabeth (Pratt) Bristol. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro and was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1959. Following...
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Richard S. Allen

December 9, 1933 - October 17, 2012

Jacksonville- Richard S. "Bummy" Allen, 78 of Allen Road died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, October 17, 2012 at his home. Mr. Allen was born at home in Jacksonville on December 9, 1933 the son of Myron "Mike" and Wilhelmina "Billy" (Aherns) Allen. He was raised and educated in Jacksonville and was a graduate of Whitingham High School, Class of 1952. He lived on the family farm his...
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Beatrice S. Matthews

December 20, 1917 - October 6, 2012

Brattleboro- Beatrice S. "Bea" Matthews, 94, formerly of Melrose Street died peacefully Saturday night, October 6, 2012 at Pine Heights Nursing Home. Mrs. Matthews was born in South Reading, VT on December 20, 1917 the daughter of Durward and Amanda (Stickney) Stocker. She received her schooling in a one room school house in South Reading. A resident of Brattleboro since the early 1960's she...
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Robert H. Johnson

September 26, 1918 - October 1, 2012

Brattleboro- Robert H. Johnson, 94, of Marlboro Road died peacefully Monday evening, October 1, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family following a period of declining health. Mr. Johnson was born in Wilmington, VT on September 26, 1918 the son of Mason and Marjorie (Temple) Johnson. He was raised and educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School, Class of 1938. While...
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Kenneth R. McElwee

November 4, 1924 - September 20, 2012

Keene, N.H.- Kenneth R. McElwee, 87, a resident at Bentley Commons on Water Street died Thursday night, September 20, 2012 at Cheshire Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. McElwee was born in Camden, N.J. on November 4, 1924 the son of John and Marie (Ramsdell) McElwee. He was raised and educated in Ashland, N.J. and was a graduate of Haddonfield, N.J. High School. A proud veteran...
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Richard W. Kelley, Sr.

April 15, 1934 - September 20, 2012

Brattleboro- Richard W. "Dick" Kelley, Sr. 78 of Valley Road, Mountain Home Park died Thursday morning, September 20, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Kelley was born in Keene, N.H. on April 15, 1934 the son of Harry and Lillian (Olmstead) Kelley. He was raised and educated in Keene and later in Brattleboro where he attended Brattleboro High School. He proudly served his...
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Doris S. Goss

February 20, 1922 - September 17, 2012

Doris Squire Goss, 90, of Western Avenue passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Monday, September 17, 2012. She was born February 20, 1922 in Moretown VT the daughter of Horace H. and Ella (Gordon) Squire. She attended grammar and high school in Waterbury and was graduated from the University of Vermont in 1943. Her happy marriage to John P. Goss began on Christmas Eve 1943....
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Winston R. Wheelock

December 2, 1927 - September 6, 2012

Hinsdale, N.H. – Winston Ralph Wheelock, 84, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday, September 6, 2012. Born on December 2, 1927, in Maple Corner, Vermont, he was the son of the late Albert Wheelock and the late Edna (St. John) Wheelock. Winston was a 1946 graduate of Springfield (VT) High School, and served in the U.S. Army through 1949, attaining the rank of Sergeant at...
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Pauline I. Garfield

June 25, 1925 - August 31, 2012

Brattleboro- Pauline I. Garfield, 87 of Garfield Drive died peacefully Friday night, August 31, 2012 at Pine Heights Nursing Home. Mrs. Garfield was born in Montague, Mass on June 25, 1925 the daughter of Alexander and Germaine (Deslongschamp) LaShier. She was raised and educated in Turners Falls, Mass where she attended Saint Anne Parochial School. She later graduated from Brattleboro Union...
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Robert T. Gannett

August 26, 2012

Brattleboro - Robert T. Gannett died at his home on Sunday morning August 26, 2012 from heart complications. Gannett, a direct descendant of Brattleboro's namesake, General William Brattle, served four terms representing Brattleboro in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1953 to 1960 and ten terms representing Windham County in the Vermont Senate from 1973 to 1992. Gannett was born in...
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Jane Katherine Skibniowsky

December 5, 1953 - August 26, 2012

Vernon - On the morning of August 26, 2012, Jane Katherine Skibniowsky was freed from the restraints of her physical world to join her "Mom" and "Pops" in the hereafter. She passed at her home in Vernon in the arms of her loving husband and with her family by her side following a decade-long battle with a rare form of appendix cancer. Her spirit will remain forever with those who loved her. ...
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