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Donald Richard LaFlam

BRANDON — Donald Richard LaFlam, 83, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at his home in Brandon.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m., at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home, 6 Franklin St. in Brandon.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 3-5 p.m.

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

Memorial gifts may be made in his memory to: Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763.

Karen Sue Whitcomb

PORT BYRON, N.Y. — Karen Sue Whitcomb of Port Byron, N.Y., faithful and loving wife, devoted mother and loyal friend, died on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, after losing her battle against liver disease, but winning the battle against sin and death purchased for her by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Stanley Allan Hartman

LINCOLN — Stanley Allan Hartman, 57, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, next to the love of his life, Jodee Hartman, at their home in Lincoln. He was born in Bluffton, Ohio, on Nov. 9, 1960, one of the seven children to Floyd and Jeannine Hartman.

As a second generation pipefitter, Stan was a loyal member of the Plumbing Union Local 693 for 38 years.

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Richard E. Haines Jr.

BRISTOL — Richard E. Haines Jr.,  61, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at his home in Bristol, Vt.

Richard was born on Oct. 12, 1957, in Boston, Mass. He was the son of Richard and Barbara (Bennett) Haines, Sr.

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John Cram Sr.

BRANDON — John Cram Sr., 71, of Brandon died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at his home with his family by his side. He was born in Salisbury on June 13, 1947, the son of Edward and Maleita Cram (Stone)

He married his wife Sandra McLaren on Oct. 19, 1968, and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

John enjoyed camping, deer hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. John cherished his time spent at deer camp with his friends.

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Leonard “Buzz” E. Bussiere Jr.

MIDDLEBURY — Leonard “Buzz” E. Bussiere Jr., 83, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Porter Medical Center after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 7, 1935, the son of Leonard and Myrna (Haddon) Bussiere of South Woodbury, Vt. 

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Michael Allen Whitney memorial service

SALISBURY — A memorial service in celebration of the life of Michael Allen Whitney, age 62, who died Sept. 9, 2018, was held on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

The Rev.  Nicholas Thornblade officiated. Guitarist and soloist was Andrew Hoadley. Sue Record, a sister, delivered the eulogy. The graveside committal service and burial followed in West Cemetery in Salisbury.

Following the ceremony the family received friends at Middlebury American legion Post 27 for a time of remembrance.

Arthur G. Sherman

NEW HAVEN — Arthur G. Sherman, 91, of New Haven, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Bristol.

He was born on March 9, 1927, in Vergennes to Edward and Martha (Kandzior) Sherman. In 1928 the family moved to their farm in New Haven. He attended school at Beeman Academy while helping to run the farm. In 1953 he married Anne Burpee, and in 1954 he began his service in the Army. Upon discharge he and Anne began their own family farm on East Street, which he continued until selling the animals in 1992.

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Susan Callis Raabe

CHARLOTTE — Susan Callis Raabe died from pancreatic cancer on Monday, Oct. 29, peacefully at home in Charlotte and surrounded by family, exactly as she envisioned it.

Susan was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1941. She graduated from Marymount College and Columbia School of Nursing. In 1965, while working in the coronary care unit at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Susan met a medical student named Daniel Raabe. She married him, the love of her life, in 1966.

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Rene Gille Quenneville

LEICESTER — Rene Gille Quenneville, age 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

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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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