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Dora Casey

NORTH FERRISBURGH — Dora May (Stearns) Casey, 84, beloved mother and grandmother, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, at North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church. Interment will be in North Ferrisburgh Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 11, Vergennes, VT 05491, or Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.

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Alice Fraser

BRISTOL — Alice DeCoursey Fraser, 86, of Bristol died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, with her family by her side.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, Nov. 13, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. Interment was in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad or the charity of one’s choice.

She was born on Jan. 7, 1923, the daughter of Irene and Wallace DeCoursey. She married the love of her life, Herbert Fraser, in 1945.

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Everett Williams

MIDDLEBURY — Everett R. Williams, 89, of Middlebury, died Nov. 11, 2009, after a long illness.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 14, with the Rev. William Beaudin celebrant.

Online condolences may be made at www.sandersonfuneralservice.com.

He was born on March 30, 1920, the son of Michael and Mary (St. Pierre) Williams in Pawtucket, R.I. He attended schools in Pawtucket before entering the U.S. Army in 1939-1941. After the Army he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War II.

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Roy Artsma

ARCADIA, Fla. — Roy Allen Artsma, 78, of Arcadia, Fla., died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Port Charlotte Regional Hospital in Florida after a brief illness, with his wife and family by his side.

He was born on Aug. 21, 1931, in Paterson, N.J., to Gerard and Sadie Artsma.

He grew up in Midland Park, N.J., and joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the Korean War until 1953.

There will be no public services. Burial and services will be private and at the family’s convenience.

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Joseph Combes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Joseph Charles Combes, 58, died Aug. 18, 2009, at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The graveside committal service and burial will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Brandon. The Rev. Richard White, pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church, will officiate.

Memorial gifts may be made to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157.

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Helen Cook

WILMINGTON, Del./MIDDLEBURY — Helen Cook, 90, died unexpectedly on Oct. 14, 2009, at her home in Wilmington, Del.

A graveside service was held at Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 10. A memorial Mass will be held at a later at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Delaware.

A memorial Mass will be offered on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury, with the Rev. Brian O’Donnell officiating.

She was born July 21, 1919, in Middlebury, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Puho) Lengyel.

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Alice Cram

VERNON — Alice Shirley Cram, 78, formerly of Black Mountain Road in Brattleboro, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Vernon Green Nursing Home, following a 16-month stay during declining health.

Born in Mt. Holly on May 29, 1931, she was the daughter of John and Edith (Manning) Howard.

The graveside committal service and burial took place Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the family lot at Cook Cemetery in Ripton. Family and friends shared in the service.

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Tilly DeGraaf

PANTON — Tilly DeGraaf, 91, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009.

She was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Ferwoude (Friesland), The Netherlands.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Champlain Valley Christian School — Capital Campaign, PO Box 138, Vergennes, VT 05491, or Addison County Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at the Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church in Vergennes.

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Tamara Eddy

BURLINGTON — A celebration of Tamara’s life will be held at noon on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, with a reception to follow. To carry on Tamara’s life’s work, donations may be made in her name to the Rock Point School scholarship program or to the Burlington City Arts’ Clay and Craft Studio, which the family recently learned will be renamed for Tamara in honor of her contributions to the organization.

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Geraldine Fleming

PANTON — Geraldine M. Fleming, 76, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

She was born Nov. 24, 1932, in Manchester, N.H., the daughter of Frank and Madeline Hill Holmes.

She worked for Simmonds Precision for many years, and she did volunteer work for ACTR. Her family says she enjoyed sewing, fishing, bingo, watching the birds and following up on gossip.

A gathering will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, at the family’s home in Panton.

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