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CYNTHIA J. BURNETT

MIDDLEBURY — Cynthia J. Burnett of Middlebury passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Porter Medical Center.

Cindy was born December 29, 1956, in Newport, Vt., the step-daughter of Donald and Ilene (St. George) Little.

Cindy was a volunteer driver for ACTR.

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HARRIET LAYTON BELLERJEAU

RALEIGH, N.C. —, age 76, passed away peacefully in her home Monday morning the first of May, 2017. She was held by the brightening light of day and was surrounded by family, birdsong, and sunshine in her glorious garden.

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PETER FERLAND ADAMS

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Peter Ferland Adams, of Phoenix, Ariz. passed away on December 14, 2016 at the age of 69 from a Glioblastoma. Peter was born August 19, 1947 the only son of Ferland and Marie (Roscoe) Adams. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marianne Marsh Adams (Ariz.), his son, Chad Aaron Adams (Mikkelyn) and 3 children (Ariz.), daughter Johnna Adams Stanley (Ross) and 2 children (Ariz.), and daughter Leah Adams (Ariz.).

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MICHAEL EDWARD STEIER

ATLANTA, Ga. — Dr. Michael Edward Steier, age 75, of Atlanta, Ga., and formerly Brooklyn, N.Y. and Fort Myers, Fla, died May 7, 2017.

Dr. Steier, who practiced at one time in Middlebury, Vt., was a cardiac surgeon with Cardiac Surgical Associates of Southwest Florida until his retirement as a surgeon in 1998. After his retirement, he volunteered with various medical relief groups as a family physician providing care to those in need.

Survivors include his wife, Christie Steier, and loving children.

RONALD ARTHUR PAPINEAU

COLCHESTER - Ronald Arthur Papineau, 55, died May 1, 2017 after the bravest of fights against cancer, surrounded in love.

Ron, who was born in Rutland, graduated from Mt. Mansfield High School, owned Fiberglass Plus in Colchester and spent well over 30 years providing quality craftsmanship in everything he did.

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DALE RONALD LANPHEAR

DURHAM, N.C. — Dale Ronald Lanphear passed away peacefully at home in his sleep at the age of 79 with family and friends at his side.  He bravely battled the effects of lung and bladder cancer since his diagnosis in June of last year.

Born in Walden, Vt., Dale was a graduate of Peoples Academy High School in Morrisville, Johnson State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, and St. Michael’s College with a Master’s Degree in Administration. Dale devoted his life and a nearly 40-year career to the education of the youth of Vermont.

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OSBORNE OSCAR LAFRANCE

LAKELAND, Fla. — Bristol native Osborne Oscar Lafrance, “Oz,” passed away peacefully at Lakeland Regional Medical Center on Feb. 1, 2017.

Oz, the son of Oscar and Daisy (Booska) LaFrance was born Oct. 30, 1926 in Bristol. He is survived by his devoted wife of 69 years, Alfreda (Hagan) LaFrance of Lakeland, Fla. Ozzie and Freda called Lakeland their retired home place.

He leaves his children: Virginia Moulton, of Lakeland; Sandra (Paul) Krueger, of Lakeland and Michael of Brandon, Vt. His son, Osborne Joseph, predeceased Oz in March 2007.

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PAUL T. LAROCCA

MIDDLEBURY — Paul T. LaRocca, age 71, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Middlebury, Vt., with his family around him. He was born in Weehawken, N.J., on March 15, 1946, and was the son of Rudolph and Felicia (Frangillo) LaRocca.

Paul earned his Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Rhode Island. He married his wife, Mary Anne, on April 11, 1970, and together, they founded and were co-presidents of MaryPaul Laboratories. Paul was an avid fisherman, a soccer fan, and a family man. His bad jokes and generosity will be missed by many. 

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CYNTHIA J. BURNETT

MIDDLEBURY — Cynthia J. Burnett, 60, of Middlebury, died peacefully on Thursday May 4,2017 at Porter Medical Center.

She was born December 29, 1956 in Newport, the daughter of Donald and Ilene (St. George ) Little.

Cindy was a volunteer driver at ACTR. She enjoyed crocheting, yard sales and was a wonderful cook.

She leaves behind her husband Richard, son Chad, a special granddaughter Samantha, along with many other grandchildren and great grandchildren, also by her sister Robin Little-Lebeau and by her brother Donald E. Little.

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WALTER NOEL SEARS

CORNWALL — Walter Noel Sears, age 86, died April 27, 2017, at Porter Hospital in Middlebury, surrounded by his family.

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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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