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ARVELLA GUTMAN

BRANDON — Arvella Marie Gutman, 84, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Dundee, Kan., on Nov. 27, 1930. She grew up on the family farm in Dundee. She graduated from Great Bend (Kan.) High School, class of 1947. She furthered her education at the University of Kansas. She came East and settled in New York City and later travelled to Europe.

She met her future husband, John Gutman, in England. They returned to New York City and were married on Nov. 2, 1956.

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FLOYD HALL JR.

LINCOLN — Floyd Hall Jr. of Lincoln, 88, died at his home on April 11, 2015, surrounded by loved ones.

He was born in Milton on May 8, 1926, the son of Floyd B. Hall Sr. and Belle C. Morse Hall. When he was 10, his parents moved to Lincoln, where he attended the one-room Downingsville schoolhouse until the eighth grade, when he left school to go to work.

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JANET HURST

NORTH CLARENDON — Janet Ann Hurst, 73, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born in New Britain, Conn., on Feb. 4, 1942. She was the daughter of Rene and Erma (Hannah) Paquin. She grew up in Newport and received her education from Sacred Heath Catholic School.

On Aug. 25, 1962, she married Charles Richard Hurst in Newport. They made their home in Alexandria, Va., until returning to Vermont in 1979. He predeceased her on Oct. 7, 2012.

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GERALD KEMP

NEW HAVEN — Gerald G. Kemp Sr., 87, of New Haven died on March 12, 2015, at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at Riverside Cemetery in New Haven.

Contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.

LEON ‘BUCKY’ SHACKETT

LEICESTER — Leon “Bucky” Ellsworth Shackett, 77, died early Monday, April 13, 2015, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. He was a lifelong Leicester resident.

“Bucky” was born in Leicester on July 21, 1937. He was the son of Leon P. and Ethel (Swenor) Shackett. He grew up on the family farm. He received his early education in local Leicester schools, and graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1956. During his 4 years in high school he played catcher for the baseball team.

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KIM SOULE

VERGENNES — Kim M. Soule died unexpectedly Monday, April 13, 2015, at her home in Vergennes.

She was born Jan. 22, 1961, in Windsor, Vt., the daughter of Edward and Christine (Austin) Fallon.

She graduated from Champlain College.

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DAVID THIBODEAU

VERGENNES — At 11:25 a.m. on April 9, 2015, David I. Thibodeau, 71, took his last breath. His heartbeat slowed as we held him, and as he left us, we knew that after his yearlong battle with lung cancer he was at peace. Dave passed away at his home in Vergennes, VT, surrounded by his loving family and friends. It was a beautiful.

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LOLA BENEDICT

SOUTH BURLINGTON — Lola Belle Benedict, 107, died March 20, 2015. She was born June 2, 1907, in Sheldon to Mable and Carlos Lawrence.

In 1937, she married Raymond Hezekiah Benedict, the son of Ransom and Lora Benedict who had a grocery store on Merchants Row in Middlebury.

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JUSTINE BILLINGS

RIPTON — Justine Billings, age 77, died peacefully on April 8, 2015, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury, ending her brave struggle with full body inclusion myositis.

True to her Valentine’s birthdate (Feb. 14, 1938), she was loved by everyone who knew her. From simple acts of kindness, drama costumes, sewing and art lessons, to her love of nature, Justine touched many lives.

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JUDITH BRODSKY

BRANDON — Judith Betty Brodsky, 84, of Brandon died Jan. 31, 2015, at Hebrew Home in Rockville, Md.

She was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on Nov. 25, 1930. She was the daughter of George and Anna (Hanser) Lipton. She grew up in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., where she received her early education. She graduated from Forest Hills High School in Queens, class of 1949. She earned her degree from Queens College, class of 1953.

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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.

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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).

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