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DONALD GOODRICH

SALISBURY — Donald “Chief” Goodrich, 84, of Salisbury died Saturday morning, March 30, 2013, at his home after a brief illness with his family at his side.

He was born June 10, 1928, in Salisbury, the son of the late Wilbur and Irma (Douglas) Goodrich.

He married Mildred (Phelps) Goodrich on Sept. 3, 1949, in Chittenden. Together they operated the Goodrich Farm in Salisbury since 1955.

His family says he enjoyed family gatherings and especially his trips hunting and working on his property in Illinois with family and close friends.

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CANAAN HOWARD

EAST HARDWICK — Canaan Scott Howard, 5, of East Hardwick died unexpectedly on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington.

He was born Nov. 1, 2007, in Berlin, the loving son of Kelly and Sarah (Buckleybradley) Howard. He attended preschool at Four Seasons of Early Learning in Greensboro Bend.

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MELVIN MERRILL

SUMMERFIELD, Fla. — Melvin G. Merrill, 87, formerly of Shelburne, Vt., died March 17, 2013. He was a retired materials manager at Simmonds Precision in Vergennes, Vt., and a yacht broker for Bruce Hill Yacht Sales at Shelburne Shipyard.

Born Aug. 3, 1925, in Waltham, N.Y., he was the son of Eric and Blanche (Evarts) Merrill. He attended high school in Port Henry, N.Y. He also played saxophone and clarinet for the popular band the Vermonters from 1945 to 1962.

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HERBERT M. PARKER

LINCOLN — Herbert M. Parker, 84, of Lincoln passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Porter Hospital in Middlebury.

He was born Feb. 24, 1929, in Saranac Lake, N.Y., the son of Howard and Rena York Parker.

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MARY GRACE

VERGENNES/WATERBURY — Mary P. Grace, 69, of Vergennes and formerly of Waterbury, died at home on Sunday evening, March 24, 2013. Born in Colchester on Nov. 10, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Ursula (Thomas) Piche.

On Oct. 3, 1964, she married John Grace in Johnson. They made their home in Waterbury where she was a homemaker raising her two children. Later, deciding to pursue a career in education, she graduated from Johnson State College in 1985 and became an educator at the Moretown Elementary School, from which she retired.

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RICHARD DAVID JEROME

MONKTON — Richard David “Dick” Jerome, 77, of Monkton passed away peacefully on March 27, 2013, surrounded by his family.

Dick was born in Burlington on Jan. 14, 1936, the son of the late David and Beulah (Mitchell) Jerome.

On Jan 31, 1953, he married the love of his life, Veronica LaBelle, and they began their life together in Panton, where he was employed by Simmonds Precision and retired after 38 years of service. 

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DONNA PALMER

LEICESTER —Donna Marie “Ducky” Palmer, 69, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Brandon on July 20, 1943. She was the daughter of Homer and Freda (Devino) Mitchell. She received her early education in local Brandon schools and graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1961.

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EMILE DESAUTELS

MIDDLEBURY — Emile J. Desautels,88, of Middlebury died early Saturday morning, March 23, 2013, at his home following a long illness.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1924, in Middlebury, the son of Henry and Justine (Bourgeois) Desautels. He attended Middlebury area schools. He grew up helping on his parents’ farm and learned to move buildings from his father. As a young man he worked erecting radio towers on the East Coast.

In 1948 he married Mary Sankowski at the St. Stanislaus Polish Church in West Rutland.

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ROBERT O'BRYAN

BRISTOL — Robert L. O’Bryan, 80, of Bristol died Friday, March 22, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

He was born Sept. 6, 1932, in Morrison, N.Y., the son of Guy and Vena Shepard O’Bryan.

He is survived by his wife, Fran; and four children, Brenda Lee Svitavsky, William R. O’Bryan, Nelson D. O’Bryan, and Milie-Jean Costillo.

He was predeceased by five brothers, Ronald, Donald, Melwood, Larry and Ed O’Bryan.

There will be no funeral services.

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DONNA PALMER

LEICESTER — Donna M. Palmer, 69, of Leicester died Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Rutland Region Medical Center.

A complete obituary and funeral service notice will be published in a future edition of the Addison Independent.

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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