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Obituaries

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THERESA GAUTHIER

FERRISBURGH — Theresa (Tessy) Gauthier, 75, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at VNA Respite House in Colchester.

She was born July 14, 1941, in Whiting, the daughter of Eli and Beatrice (Coutier) Gauthier.

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LEONA A. KELLY

STARKSBORO — Leona A. Kelly, 95, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

She was born January 28, 1921 in Pittsfield, the daughter of George and Mildred (Gokey) Rogers.

She married Earl on June 7, 1937 and he predeceased her in 1980.

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RHODA DRAGON

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Rhoda Jean Dragon, 64, of East Middlebury, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 11, 2016 after a long illness. She was born in Middlebury on December 14, 1951 to Ralph “Mike” and Margaret (Masterson) Dragon.

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ROBERT C. DOUGLAS, SR.

SHOREHAM — Robert Campbell Douglas, Sr., 91, passed away at his home in Shoreham on November 10, 2016.

He was born in that same home on November 6, 1925, the son of Malcolm B. and Adah C. Douglas.

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JAMES BUSS

MONROE, Maine — James Buss, 91, of Monroe, Maine passed away peacefully at home on November 10, 2016. A military funeral will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, Maine at 1 p.m. on Thursday November 17, 2016.

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CHRISTOPHER BUMSTEAD

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Christopher C. Bumstead, 59, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on October 30, 2016 at his home in Brattleboro, four days before scheduled surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock for a collapsed lung. He had been ill for several months.

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LARRY BOOSKA

BRISTOL — Larry E. Booska, 58, passed away unexpectedly on November 9, 2016 at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.

He was born on August 31, 1958 in Middlebury, the son of the late Anna Booska of Bristol, Vt.

Larry enjoyed being with family and friends and also spending time at Evergreen.

Larry is survived by his soulmate and loving wife of 39 years Betty Pierce; a brother Michael Booska of Middlebury, Vt.; son-in-law Shawn Botsford of Poultney, Vt.; and grandchildren Kyle, Tyler, Caleb and Cole Booska.

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CLIFTON E. ADAMS, SR.

BRISTOL — Clifton Adams Sr. 89 of Bristol, VT passed away on November 13, 2016 at home holding his loving wife Evelyn’s hand. 

Cliff was born on February 19, 1927 in East Barre, son of Everett and Rose Adams.  He married the love of his life Evelyn Rollins on August 9, 1947.  Cliff lived most of his life in Barre, VT where he and Evelyn built their home and raised three children. They moved to Bristol in 2000 to be closer to their children. 

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RONALD FLEMING

BRISTOL — Ronald R. Fleming, 55, lost his courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 7, 2016 at his home in Bristol.

He was born on April 3, 1961 in Burlington, the son of William and Lorraine (Brown) Fleming.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, woodworking, outdoor activities and his bunnies Harry and Allie.

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STEPHEN WHITNEY BLODGETT, JR.

SHOREHAM — Stephen Whitney Blodgett, Jr. passed away peacefully early in the morning on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Whitney was born in New York City on July 2, 1934 to Stephen W. and Marguerite B. Blodgett. He was raised in the Hudson River Valley on a large farm where his father grew green beans and Whitney learned to grow apples. Whitney attended Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., and had many fond memories of his days there. Upon graduating, Whitney entered Yale University where he majored in American Studies.

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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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