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Obituaries 02/18/08

  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.

Justin Michael Traverse

RUTLAND and BRISTOL — Justin Michael Traverse, 10, died in an automobile accident on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, in Middlebury. He was born Jan. 4, 1998, in Rutland, the son of Dereck S. Busier and Jennifer Morits Traverse.

He was a fourth-grader at Bristol Elementary School. He and his parents were killed in a car accident in Middlebury.

He is survived by his grandmother, Geraldine Morits of Rutland; grandmother, Debra Norris of Bristol; grandfather, Stephen Busier of Arizona; great-grandparents, Glen and Flora Norris of Bristol; his sister Latisha and brother Aidan Busier of Middlebury; step-mother Anna Busier of Middlebury; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Feb. 18, at First Baptist Church in Bristol. Interment will be at a later date.




Jennifer Mary Traverse

RUTLAND — Jennifer Mary Traverse, 29, died in an automobile accident on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, in Middlebury. She was born Oct. 11, 1978, in Rutland, the daughter of Donald and Geraldine Morits Mott.

She was killed in a car accident with her 10-year-old son, Justin Michael Travers, and Justin’s father, Dereck S. Busier.

She is survived by her mother, Geraldine Morits of Rutland; a brother, Donald Williams of Rutland; four sisters, Tia Hazon of Kentucky, Rose Mott of Middlebury, Suzanne Mott of Rutland, and May Mott of Rutland; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her brother, Justin Hackett, on Sept. 18, 2006.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Feb. 18, at First Baptist Church in Bristol. Interment will be at a later date.


Sophia Annette Douglas

BRANDON — Sophia Annette Douglas, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Center in Burlington. She was born in Proctor on Oct. 2, 1926, the daughter of George and Mary (Petrulenecz) Zsido.

She received her education in local Proctor schools. On Dec. 28, 1946, she married Dan Chester Douglas in Proctor. They made their home in Brandon. She worked for several years as an aide at Brandon Training School and later for more than 12 years in The Sheltered Workshop.

She was a member of the Brandon American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 55. According to family she was an avid bingo player who enjoyed her many bingo friends. She was a communicant at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Sharon Knapp of Forest Dale, and Donna Ellefson and her husband Jim of Pine Island, Minn.; four sons, Dan (Skip) Douglas Jr. and his wife Judy of Brandon, George Douglas and his wife Jenny of Brandon, Gary Douglas and his wife Patty of Pine Island, Minn., and Todd Douglas and his wife Diane of Sudbury; an adopted son Bruce Bushey of Burlington; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, George Zsido of Rutland; a sister, Helen Ball of Torrance, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Fields and Anna Bourn; three brothers, Mike Zsido, John Zsido and Charles Zsido; and her son-in-law, Alan Knapp Sr.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Albert “Skip” Baltz, pastor, was the celebrant. A private graveside committal service and burial followed in the family lot at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to The Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733, or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Restoration Fund, 38 Carver St. Brandon, VT 05733.


Dereck S. Busier

BRISTOL — Dereck S. Busier, 31, died in an automobile accident on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, in Middlebury. He was born Nov. 14, 1976, in Burlington, the son of Stephen Busier and Debra Norris.

He was killed in a car accident in Middlebury with his son Justin Traverse, 10, and Justin’s mom, Jennifer Traverse, 28.

He graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School in 1995. His family said he was a devoted father.

Dereck Busier is survived by his wife, Anna Busier of Middlebury; two children, Latisha and Aidan Busier of Middlebury; two sisters, Heidi Busier of Seattle, Wash., and Greta Busier of Bristol; his mother, Debra Norris of Bristol; his father, Stephen Busier of Arizona; his maternal grandparents, Glen and Flora Norris of Bristol; paternal grandmother, Beulah Busier of Hinesburg; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.

A memorial service for Busier and Justin Traverse was held on Monday, Feb. 18, at First Baptist Church in Bristol. Interment will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Latisha and Aidan Busier Trust Fund, Attn. Debra Norris, 119 Benedict Drive, Bristol, VT 05443.

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