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ALFRED ANDERSSON

MIDDLEBURY — Alfred McRae Andersson, a resident of Middlebury, Vermont, who died aged 74, was a former U.S. diplomat and oil executive who courted adventure and delighted those who knew him with his calm in the face of adversity, and his energy for life.

Andersson’s many escapades include surviving five days in stuck in the open in a lion-filled part of Botswana, sinking his own shrimp trawler, and emerging unscathed from an ocean liner tipped by a freak wave in the Atlantic.

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RUTH GIPSON

MIDDLEBURY — Ruth Annie (VanBuren) Gipson, 85, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of the Addison Indpendent.

DENNIS JIMMO

LINCOLN — Dennis W. Jimmo, 60, died on Jan. 28, 2016.

He was born Feb. 18, 1955, and grew up in Bristol. He later moved to Downingsville, Lincoln.

He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Glenda R. Jimmo; sister Debra Thompson (Richey) of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister Bernice Carpenter; and brother Walter “Chucky” Jimmo.

Viewing is at Gregory and Sons, 472 Meadow Lane, South Burlington, on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m.

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ROBERT MORRIS SR.

VERGENNES — Robert (Hoover) Morris Sr. passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at University of Vermont Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born on Oct. 25, 1922, in Bristol, the son of Charles and Emma Morris.

Robert retired in 1978 after 30 years with the VA and IRS.

He was an avid Red Sox, Vermont Expos, and St. Mike’s basketball fan. Golf at Basin Harbor Club was his favorite pastime.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Church, Knights of Columbus and American Legion of Vergennes.

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ARTHUR SHIELDS

ADDISON — Arthur William Shields, one of seven children of Agnes (Wilson) and Virgil Shields, was born April 15, 1937, in St. Johnsbury, Vt. His growing-up years were spent on the family farm in Mosquitoville, Vt., just up the hill from the Walter Harvey Reformed Presbyterian Church that the Shields and their extended family attended. Schooling was at Barnet elementary schools, Peacham Academy for his freshman year and ended at Groton High School where he graduated in 1956.

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GERALD WAGER

ADDISON — After a tough fight with illness, Gerry Wager, 83, passed away in the loving embrace of his wife, Pat, on Jan. 29, 2016. Born on Sept. 21, 1932, in Bennington, Gerry was the youngest son of Everett Wager and Florence Mason of Bennington. After graduating from Bennington High School (Go Catamounts!) Gerry graduated from St. Joseph’s College and then joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country stationed in Germany during the Korean War.

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THOMAS WHITTEMORE

BRISTOL — Thomas M. Whittemore returned to his heavenly home to be with his wife, Kimberly, on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2016. His firm belief in Jesus supported him throughout his life and ultimately gave him peace.

Tom was born on Jan. 14, 1950, in Middlebury, the son of Gordon W. and Fern Dwier Whittemore. On Sept. 8, 1984, Tom married the love of his life, Kimberly Dattilio, who predeceased him on Feb. 8, 2000.

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RUTH BILL

BRISTOL — Ruth Millington (Glen) Bill (aka Wendy) left this world on Jan. 21, 2016, at Porter Hospital in Middlebury, under the compassionate care of the hospital and hospice staff and the love and devotion of her family.

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KEITH BROWN JR.

BRISTOL, N.H. — It all began on Jan. 23 1964. Keith “Shorty” Brown Jr. was born to Caroline and Keith Brown Sr. in Randolph, Vt. He grew up in Lincoln, Vt.

The end of his life here on earth came on Jan. 12, 2016. In those 51 years Keith had an incredibly colorful life. Those that knew him over the years will understand.

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DONALD BURCHARD

SALISBURY — The memorial gathering “In Celebration of the Life” of Donald Bishop Burchard was held on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the Middlebury American Legion Post 27.

Family and friends shared in the service. Daughter Brenda Burchard delivered the eulogy, and daughter Gayle Burchard shared memories and a recitation of the “Surveyor’s Prayer.”

Friends Ken Weston and Gerry Gossens also shared stories.

Following the ceremony the family received friends for a time of refreshments.

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Submitting an obituary

The Addison Independent publishes paid obituaries and free notices of passing. Paid obituaries cost 25-cents per word, and $10 per photo. The obituary will publish as it is submitted on the date of the family’s choosing.

For those who do not wish to purchase an obituary, the Addison Independent offers anyone with a local connection the opportunity to publish a notice of passing. These notices may be up to 100 words and are subject to editing by our news department.

Submissions must be received by 11 a.m. on Wednesday for publication in the Thursday paper and 11 a.m. on Friday for Monday’s paper.

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).

Obituaries may be e-mailed to: [email protected]
 


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