Obituaries are filed on the website by date. Each obituary published in the print edition of the Addison Independent appear on the website in reverse chronological order. Only a partial "preview" is viewable on the obituary section here.
To read the complete listings of all the obituaries for any particular date, please click on the obituary heading title (eg: Obituaries (07/10/08)) or the "Read More" link located at the bottom of each preview section. Thank you.
PLEASE E-MAIL OBITUARIES TO [email protected]
The Addison Independent publishes obituaries as paid or free. The paid ones run just as submitted with a charge of $8.75 per column inch, and the editor shapes free obituaries to conform to our editorial style. We run photos of the person if they are submitted in a relatively high-quality format.
Generally, obituaries follow this form:
TOWN - Name, age, of town, died on date, of cause of death. He/She was born on date in town, the son/daughter of father's name and mother's name, including maiden name in parentheses.
Then include a paragraph or two about where the person went to school and what they did for work; where they lived, who they married and when.
Add a sentence or two about what made the person special to family and friends, including hobbies, avocations or other telling details about their life.
He/She is survived by spouse's name; children named individually (and their spouses and towns of residence, if appropriate); siblings named individually; number of grandchildren, parents or other immediate family members.
He/She was predeceased by names of immediate family members.
A memorial service will be held (fill in details of date, time, and place, plus officiate if applicable) with interment at (place). Memorial contributions may be made to (name and complete address, if applicable).