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Obituaries

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Marjorie Shepard

ADDISON — Marjorie Shepard, 91, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

She was born September 29, 1926, in Newport Center, Vt., the daughter of Archie and Flora Russell Buck.

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Joseph A. Rochon

WHITEHALL, N.Y. — Joseph A. Rochon, 57, of Whitehall, N.Y. passed away peacefully on June 19, 2018. He was born on November 18, 1960 in Middlebury, the son of Aurele and Margaret Rochon (Gaboriault).

Joe lived life to the fullest and touched many lives with his great sense of humor, infectious laugh, and heart of gold. Joe enjoyed travel, NASCAR and family gatherings, but enjoyed nothing more than Saturday night poker with his cherished friends and spending time, sharing laughter, and making memories with his grandchildren.

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Victor Northup

MIDDLEBURY — Victor “Rick” Northup, 63, of Middlebury, Vt., passed away at Porter Hospital, peacefully, on June 18, 2018, after a long battle with colorectal cancer.

Born January 7, 1955, in Barrie, Ontario to the late Thomas and Alta Northup, Victor spent his years growing up in Canada running a farm with horses, goats, chickens, and other animals he loved. Eventually he moved to — and spent many years in — Merrimack, N.H., Middlebury, and, finally, Crown Point, N.Y. He was known by many and loved by all.

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Raymond J. Lundbech

BRISTOL — Raymond J. Lundbech, 96, passed away peacefully June 18, 2018, at Helen Porter Nursing Home, with his wife of 66 years, his daughter, and his son-in-law with him until the last few minutes of his life.

Ray was born in Cardiff, Wales, December 8, 1921, the son of a Danish immigrant and a Welsh mother. His father, Gudmund, was a master cabinet maker, but work was scarce in the decade following the First World War and his mother, Catherine, often worked away from home for weeks at a time as a housekeeper in order to support the family.

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Gregory Sharrow, 68, Pittsford

PITTSFORD — Gregory Lew (Greg) Sharrow, 68, died April 2, 2018, at his second home in Liberty, N.C., after a twelve-month struggle with multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer.

Deborah A. Stearns, 55, native of Ferrisburgh

RUTLAND — Deborah A. Stearns passed away unexpectedly on June 16, 2018, in Rutland at the age of 55. She was born August 12, 1963. Deb, a native of Ferrisburgh, graduated from Vergennes Union High School and attended Johnson State. After college, Deb lived in Florida for a time but moved back to Vermont where she worked in Burlington and Middlebury for many years.

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Suzanne Rice, 84, Lincoln

LINCOLN — Suzanne “Sue” Belden Rice, 84, passed away peacefully on June 14 at UVM Medical Center in Burlington, surrounded by the love of her husband Randy and three generations of family.

Sue was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. in 1934 to Willard Neil Belden and Hazel Gardener Belden. She attended Niagara Falls High School and loved family summers with brother Willard, Jr. on beloved Deer Island near Severn River, Canada. Sue attended Saint Lawrence University, was a faithful member of the Kappa Kappa Gammas, and even attended her 60 year reunion in 2016.

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Raymond Lundbech, 96, Bristol

BRISTOL — Raymond J. Lundbech died at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury on June 18. He was 96. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Addison Independent.

Eva Shafer, 89, formerly of Middlebury

MILTON — Eva M. Shafer, 89, formerly of Middlebury, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Eva was born on June 7, 1929 in Willimantic, Conn., the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Jones) Rayhall, and sister to four siblings. On Oct. 14, 1948, she married William E. Shafer. For 69 years, they had a lifelong journey of raising five children and being involved in multiple business ventures. 

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George and Lauraine Warfield service

VERGENNES — A service remembering George and Lauraine Warfield will take place on Monday, July 2, 2018, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Sunset View Cemetery in Waltham. Please bring a folding chair.

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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