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ARMAND BENOIT

FERRISBURGH — Armand E. Benoit, 78, a longtime resident of Ferrisburgh, passed away with his family by his side after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s, on Oct. 15, 2016.

He was born in Burlington on Oct. 8, 1938 and was the son of the late Leo and Laurette (Brault) Benoit. On June 10, 1961 he married the love of his life, Mary Rivers.

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TOM BASS

SAN CRISTOBAL, N.M. — Tom Bass, 81, formerly of Lincoln, Vt., transitioned from this life peacefully on Oct. 8, 2016, following a brief illness, in the care and company of loved ones, in San Cristobal, N.M. Tom was born Aug. 10, 1935.

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JOHN PHAIR

MIDDLEBURY, VT — John Phair, 75, passed away on September 21, 2016, at The Arbors in Shelburne, VT, a memory care facility. He was born on September 25, 1940, in Oakland, CA, the son of Ewart and Virginia (Van Sickle) Phair.

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JOHN WHITNEY

CORNWALL — John Thomas Whitney, Sr., age 72, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, N.H.

John was born in Springfield on Oct. 27, 1943. He was the son of Herbert and Lorette (Supernault) Whitney. He grew up in Salisbury where he received his early education. He began his working career on the family farm. He later worked for JP Carrara & Sons in East Middlebury for over 25 years.

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KENNETH THEOBALD

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DAVID SERAFIN

SHOREHAM / BRISTOL — David L. Serafin Sr., 77, passed away at his home in Shoreham on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, surrounded by his family and closest friends.

Dave was born on Oct. 9, 1939, in Bridgeport, Conn., the first son of Leon and Margaret Serafin. He attended parochial schools, graduating from Fairfield University and earning his Masters Degree from the University of Hartford. Dave taught mathematics in both West Hartford and Bristol, Conn., retiring after 30 years of teaching at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol.

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EDMUND OSBORNE

HUNTINGDON, Pa. — Edmund A. “Ozzie” Osborne, 96, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Pittsburgh. He was the loving husband of his high school sweetheart, the late Helen V. (Reich) Osborne, to whom he was married for 74 years.

Born on May 22, 1920, in Middleton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Faries and Helen (Haller) Osborne. Edmund was a plant manager for Standard Register in York, Bedford and Burlington, Vt. for over 46 years.

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MARY GRANT

VERGENNES — Mary M. Grant, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Helen Porter Nursing Home on Oct. 8, 2016.

Mary was born May 21, 1925, in Ferrisburgh, Vt. She was the daughter of Leon and Helen Larrow.

Mary, a lifetime Vermont resident, was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes and Immaculate Heart of Mary in Williston. Mary retired from Simmons Precision after more than 25 years where she met her second husband, William Grant. They were married on July 17, 1976.

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MATTHEW DIBLEY

LINCOLN — Matthew David Dibley, 30, born Feb. 25, 1986, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, from injuries sustained in a hiking accident in Lincoln.

Matthew was born in Mishawaka, Ind., to Mike Dibley, Jr. and Susie Peters.

Matt attended St. Thomas the Apostle School, Marian High School and the Community College of Vermont. He received an associate degree in environmental studies.

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PATRICIA BROOKS

SHELBURNE — Patricia Ann Murray Brooks, 72, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. Patricia was born in Rapid City, S.D., on Sept. 8, 1944, the daughter of James C. and Mary Agnes (Metzger) Murray.

She graduated from Copenhagen Central School, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y., and a Master of Science degree from C.W. Post Center of Long Island University.

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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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