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  • 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.
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Reverend Wallace W. Anderson Jr., 89, Middlebury pastor and community activist

TOWSON, Md. — The Rev. Wallace W. Anderson Jr., pastor at the Middlebury Congregational Church from 1968 to 1981, died early Monday morning, March 11, of natural causes at the Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson, Md. He was 89, and had lived in the Baltimore area since 1997.

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Joseph “Joe” Henry Bowdish, 70, formerly of Weybridge

SHAWNEE, Okla. — Joseph “Joe” Henry Bowdish, 70, of Shawnee, Okla., passed away March 9, 2019, at his home.

Joe was born June 5, 1948, in Middlebury and graduated from Middlebury Union High School.

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Dolores Clark Desrochers

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Dolores Clark Desrochers, daughter of Olive Douglass Clark and Wilburt Clark Sr., died on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the age of 70.

She was born in Middlebury on June 7, 1948. She had three children who were the world to her, and she loved doing crafts.

She is survived by her sisters Joyce Brown, Virginia Vermette, Elsie Robidas, Rita Visser and Phyllis Norton and her brother Wilburt Clark Jr.

Joseph David Weissman, 75, founder of Mill Bridge Construction

MIDDLEBURY — Joseph David Weissman, age 75, of Middlebury, Vt., passed on March 2, 2019, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

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Marie E. Benoit, 79, of North Ferrisburgh

NORTH FERRISBURGH — Marie E. Benoit, 79, of North Ferrisburgh, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury with her loved ones at her side.

Marie was born August 30, 1939, in New Haven.  She was the daughter of Leroy and Rachel (Garrapy) Gordon. Marie graduated from Shelburne High School in 1958, then joined the U.S. Air Force, where she was an Air Traffic controller through 1961.

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Colleen Dayton, 81, former Mary Hogan School teacher

PUTNAM STATION, N.Y. — Colleen Elizabeth Grimes Dayton, 81, of Putnam Station, N.Y., passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

She was born in Ticonderoga, N.Y., on Jan. 7, 1938 to Mary Emma Dunn Grimes and Frank Edward Grimes. She received a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh in Education and was an active member of the University’s Drama Department, where she was the lead actor in many performances.

Ilona Dunn, 73, Vergennes

VERGENNES — Ilona Lakatos Dunn, 73, of Vergennes, Vt., died peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Mansfield Place in Essex Junction, Vt., with family and friends by her side. Ilona was born in Mucsi, Hungary, on Feb. 10, 1946, to the late Istvan Lakatos and Katalin Faupl Lakatos. On May 12, 1967, she married James Dunn in Pecs, Hungary.

Ilona was the proud mother to son Steven Dunn of West Addison, Vt.; daughter Linda Dunn of Essex, Vt.; and son Edward Dunn (1974-1983).

Sandra Garcia, 68, Woodsville, N.H.

BRISTOL — Sandra Freegard Garcia, 68, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at her home in Woodsville, N.H.

She was born Nov. 7, 1950, in Middlebury, Vt., the daughter of Herbert and Aretta Booska Freegard.

Sandra is survived by four children, William Freegard and wife Kitty, Denise Garcia and partner Mark, Lynn Hitchcock and husband John, and Daniel Garcia; six grandchildren; brother Michael Freegard; sister Betty Clark; and several nieces and nephews.

Raymond Torrey Jr. 61, Bridport

BRIDPORT — Raymond A. Torrey Jr., 61, of Bridport passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Feb. 22, 2019.

We remember Ray for his powerful sense of humor. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and put a smile on your face.

Ray was self-employed his whole life and was known for his creative mind and many inventions.

Thomas Walsh Jr., 70, Ferrisburgh

FERRISBURGH — Thomas Michael Walsh Jr. of Ferrisburgh, Vt., passed away peacefully at the Arch Room at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Middlebury on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at the age of 70.

Tom was born to parents Thomas Michael and Margaret Lawrence (Williams) Walsh on June 3, 1948 in New York, N.Y. He grew up the eldest of five and graduated from Iona Prep and Fordham University.

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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