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Obituaries

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JAMES BLANCHETTE

RIPTON, Vt./BRADENTON, Fla. — James E. Blanchette, born May 15, 1934, in Winsted, Conn., died at his home in Bradenton, Fla., on July 16, 2013. He was the son of William Blanchette Sr. and Pauline Roy.

He owned and operated The Barn Antiques and Collectibles business in East Middlebury for many years. He was a world traveler, a dealer in antiquities and a manager of two motels in Connecticut.

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RODERICK DEVOID JR.

CORNWALL — Roderick E. Devoid Jr., 57, of Cornwall died at home, unexpectedly, on July 31, 2013.

He was born on Feb. 4, 1956, in Southington, Conn., the son of Roderick and Janet (Chamberlain) Devoid Sr. He attended Addison County schools.

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JANE THOMPSON

ONIFAY, Fla. — Mrs. Jane Ann Thompson, age 59, of Bonifay, Fla., passed away Aug. 6, 2013, at her mother’s home. She was born July 15, 1954, in Liberty, New York. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her fathers, Irving Taylor and Austin Schrader, and a granddaughter, Bailey Bent.

Mrs. Thompson worked at Country Home Products and Kinney Drugs, both in Vermont, before moving to Bonifay, where she worked at Holmes County Council on Aging. She enjoyed flower gardening, music, Christmas, her many pets and life.

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DAVID WALKER

BRANDON —David Wayne Walker, 68, of Brandon died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, upon arrival at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Springfield, Mo., on Nov. 12, 1944. He was the son of Edwin and Alice (Gilly) Walker. He grew up in Harvey, Ill., where he received his education. Upon graduation from high school he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served in the Naval Submarine Service, as a missile technician, as well as in Guidance System for the Polaris MK 1. His last duty assignment was aboard the U.S.S. Robert E. Lee.

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ROBERT WHITTEMORE SR.

PITTSFORD — Robert Arthur Whittemore Sr., 73, of Pittsford died Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Proctor on March 2, 1940. He was the son of Prentice and Clara (Wilson) Whittemore. He grew up in Leicester, where he received his early education, and graduated from Burlington High School, class of 1958.

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LINDA CYR FERGUSON

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. — Linda Cyr Ferguson was born Feb. 27, 1949. She went to be with our Lord on March 24, 2013, in Safety Harbor, Fla., at the age of 64 after years of battling cancer.

Those left to treasure her many memories are her loving husband of 37 years, Robert Ferguson. Her son Richard Foote, her daughter Julie Pino and her husband Jose. She is survived by her son Dustin Ferguson and his wife Laura, and her son Ben Ferguson and his wife Siri. Linda and Bob are blessed with nine grandchildren.

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BEATRICE S. 'BEA' GAGNON-TUCKER-BRIGGS

NEW HAVEN — Beatrice S. “Bea” Gagnon-Tucker-Briggs of New Haven died at her home last Oct. 4, 2012.

A formal memorial service is being held for her, at her home on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m.

Immediately following the service will be a celebration of her life. The family encourages all to attend and enjoy the good foods and conversation. Those who cannot make the service are still welcome to stop by for the celebration.

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RUTH E. LENNOX

MIDDLEBURY — Ruth E. Lennox, 94, died peacefully at EastView at Middlebury on July 29, 2013. Ruth graduated from Classical High School of Providence, R.I., in 1937 and Smith College, Northampton, Mass., in 1941.

She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Keith A. Lennox, whom she married in 1942. Ruth was a devoted mother, a talented career homemaker, a faithful volunteer at Christ Church, Needham, Mass., and an avid golfer.

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THOMAS J. NORTON SR.

VERGENNES — Thomas J. Norton Sr., 62, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born Aug. 31, 1950, in Burlington, the son of Edgar Norton and Catherine Smith.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

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DAVID SICARD

BRIDPORT — David F. Sicard, 76, a resident of Bridport, Vt., and Palmetto, Fla., died Monday, July 29, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma.

Born April 5, 1937, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Dorothy (Labor) Sicard. He was a graduate of Barton Academy, class of 1955, graduated from Lyndon State College in 1959 and completed his graduate work from Boston University, University of Massachusetts, and the University of Vermont. He served in the United States Army from 1961-1963.

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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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