CHEVY CHASE, Md./BRANDON, Vt. — Roger Kenna, 42, of Chevy Chase, Md., and Brandon, Vt., died March 4, 2009, in Fairfax, Va., due to complications following treatment for leukemia.
Roger Thomas Kenna III was born July 29, 1966, in New Haven, Conn., son of Roger Thomas Kenna Jr., and Constance (Nobbs) Kenna. He attended elementary schools in Brandon and secondary school in Middlebury, graduating with the class of 1984 from Middlebury Union High School.
He received the International Baccalaureate (IB) in 1985 from the United World College in Montezuma, N.M., the BA from Yale College in 1989, and the M. Phil. from Yale University in 1997. He joined the U.S. State Department in 1998 and served as a political officer in Washington, D.C.; Peshawar, Pakistan; Mbabane, Swaziland; and Cairo, Egypt. He received numerous awards for his work in Pakistan and Egypt.
He married Lisa Dougherty on Aug. 3, 1991. He is survived by Lisa and their two daughters, Amelia and Isabel. He is also survived by his mother, Constance Kenna; his brother, Caleb Kenna; and his mother-in-law, Marjorie Dougherty.
He was predeceased by his father in 1975.
Friends and family are invited to gather at Mt. Pleasant, 40 Old Farm Road, Brandon, Vt., at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, to celebrate Roger’s life.
Ernest Clement Dubuque
CONOVER, N.C. — Ernest Clement Dubuque, 76, of Conover, N.C., died March 5, 2009, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C.
Ernest was born March 2, 1933, in Grand Isle to the late Clement Ernest and Marjorie LaMotte Dubuque. He and his life partner, Lyman Fox, resided for several years in Vergennes.
He was the retired owner and operator of Sea World Pet Store in Florida and All My Friends Pet Store in Hickory, N.C., and was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.
Family says he loved to cook and entertain, but his favorite times of all were times spent with them. They say they will miss his witty sense of humor and his loving nature.
He is survived by his life partner, Lyman Fox of Conover; two sons, Kevin Dubuque and wife Kandi of Conover and Kyle Dubuque and wife Charlene, of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; a daughter, Sonia Crossno and husband David of Connelly Springs, N.C.; a sister, Elaine Delisle of West Melbourne, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Gareth Fox and wife Kathy of Monkton; two sisters-in-law, Marlene Pidgeon and husband Charles of Starksboro and Debbie Lyter and husband Mark of Bristol; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Hazel Vincent and Betty Jodoin, and a brother, Robert Dubuque.
A memorial service was held March 9 at Hickory Funeral Home chapel in Hickory, N.C. His ashes will be buried at a later date in Vermont.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation Inc., 1501 NW Ninth Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami FL, 33136-1494.
Lucille R. Anderson
VERGENNES — Lucille R. Anderson, 88, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.
She was born Feb. 6, 1921, in Addison, the daughter of Fred and Marian Peasley Raine.
She was a member of the Vergennes United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She was a cook at Vergennes Union High School for many years.
She is survived by three children, Joyce Brennan of Massachusetts, Joan Conant of Colchester, and Jack Anderson of West Addison; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 14, at Vergennes United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in West Addison in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753; Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main Street, Vergennes, VT 05491; or Vergennes United Methodist Church, Corner of Main and East Streets, Vergennes, VT 05491.