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Sheila Austin, 63, Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Sheila Mae Austin, 63, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at home in Middlebury.

She was born April 29, 1955, in Boston, Mass.

Sheila was a spiritual person, and had been a practicing Buddhist for over a decade. Calming her mind and body, she was also a practitioner of tai chi and yoga. She loved hiking, and outdoor activities. Sheila was a part of bringing about the bike path from East Middlebury to Middlebury. She had a passion for gardening, both indoors and out. Sheila also enjoyed visits to the coastal state of Maine.

Betty Louise Barnett Counter, 94, Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Betty Louise Barnett Counter, 94, passed away peacefully at Wintergreen Residential Care Home on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Born March 23, 1924, to Leslie and Ruth Barnett in North Stratford, N.H., she graduated from Fanny Allen School of Nursing in 1945. She met and married Stanley Counter (1918-2005) in 1946, building a home and raising a family in Middlebury.

William Svrcek, 88, Bristol

 BRISTOL — William Samuel Svrcek, 88, of Bristol, died on Feb. 11, 2019, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Born on Jan. 12, 1931, in Flushing, N.Y., he was the son of the late Samuel and Bertha Svrcek of Bristol. He was raised and lived on Long Island, N.Y., until he relocated to Bristol with his wife Pat and three children in 1968.

Clarence Fagan Jr., 91, Vergennes

VERGENNES — Clarence E. Fagan Jr., 91, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at his daughter Claudia and her husband Harold’s home in New Haven with his wife of 66 years, Patricia, by his side.

He was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Rutland the son of Dr. Clarence and Mildred (Thomson) Fagan Sr.

A retiree of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Clarence found the most pleasure in his innumerable later-in-life jobs and volunteer positions.

Betty Louise Barnett Counter, 94, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Betty Counter, 94, passed away peacefully at Wintergreen Residential Care Home on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Born March 32, 1924, to Leslie and Ruth Barnett in North Stratford, N.H., she graduated from Fanny Allen School of Nursing in 1945. She met and married Stanley Counter (1918-2005) in 1946, building a home and raising a family in Middlebury.

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Wallace G. Kimball, 73, of Salisbury

SALISBURY — Wallace G. Kimball III, age 73, passed over unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at the University of Vermont Medical Center surrounded by the love of his family and friends.

He was born on Oct. 6, 1945, in Middlebury, the son of Wallace George Kimball Jr. and Vera Pidgeon Kimball. He attended Brandon area schools graduating from Otter Valley Union High School in 1962. He worked for the State of Vermont for 30 years, retiring in 2005.

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Stasia Morone, 91, of Middlebury, gulag survivor, world traveler, arts patron.

MIDDLEBURY — Stasia Morone, 91 years old, died peacefully on Jan. 22, in Middlebury, Vt., from a heart condition. She was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1927 and lived an exciting life full adventure, travel, and service to others.

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Dirk Visser Sr., formerly of Panton

OXFORD N.Y. — Dirk Visser Sr. went to be with the Lord on Dec. 28, 2018, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Born in New Jersey and graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 1978. He was a dairy farmer in Panton and New York.

Survivors include his wife Retha Visser; his four sons, Dirk Jr. and wife Hannah of Ohio, Frank and wife Karie and Louis and wife Kim in New York, and Ray and wife Kristina; 18 grandchildren; brothers Samuel and Jarrig, and sisters Rena, Trina and Frances.

Doris E. Strong, 89, born in New Haven

RUTLAND — Doris E. Strong 89, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Rutland.

She was born Aug. 12, 1929, in New Haven, Vt., the daughter of Arthur and Nina (Garvey) Kimball.

Doris married Russell E. Strong, Sr. on April 8, 1946.

She worked for the Brandon Training School for over 35 years. She was an avid Red Sox fan, enjoyed playing Bingo and loved her cat Tate.

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Alice Steadman, 72, of Bristol

BRISTOL — Alice (Lattrell) Steadman passed away Feb. 1, 2019, due to a tragic accident in Bristol, Vt. Alice was born March 12, 1946, in Bristol, the daughter of the late Archie and Alberta (Dushaney) Lattrell.

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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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