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Bruce J. Seaburg celebration of life

FERRISBURGH — The celebration of life for Bruce J. Seaburg, who passed away on January 7, 2019, will be held on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 4 p.m. at 323 Reuben’s Way in Ferrisburgh, Vt. There will be a BBQ to follow, casual dress please.◊

Michael “Dave” Pearson memorial service

RUTLAND — A celebration of life for Michael “Dave” Pearson, who passed away in Homosassa, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2019, will be held on Sunday, June 30, at the Elk’s Lodge at 44 Pleasant Street in Rutland at 1 p.m. Pearson is the former owner of Valley Garage in Shoreham. Bring your memories.

Donald C. (Duffy) Dolliver Jr., 66, lumberjack, sugarmaker, woodsman

STARKSBORO — Duffy often quipped that each of us has an invisible bar code on our foreheads with an expiration date — Duffy’s code read May 16, 2019. He died while working in the woods in the spring sunshine surrounded by the smell of the firewood he was splitting and the sounds of the birds.

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Raymond “Pete” Leon Ethier, 74, of Brandon

BRANDON — Raymond “Pete” Leon Ethier, age 74, died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Our House Too in Rutland.

Mr. Ethier was born in Addison on Jan. 11, 1945. He was the son of Leon and Dorma (Levarn) Ethier.

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Lois Naomi Reed Foster, 97, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Lois Naomi Reed Foster, 97, passed away with family near by on June 13, 2019. Lois was born March 7, 1922, the second daughter of Bernice Douglas and Roland (Leslie) Reed of Fair Haven, Vt., where her dad owned the Reed Oil and Coal Company. Their mother was a photographer and artist.

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Warren Scott Greene, 58, formerly of Salisbury

SALISBURY — Warren Scott Greene, age 58, died May 30, 2019, at his home in Burlington.

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Roger Ralph LaRock, 87, Forest Dale native

RUTLAND — Roger Ralph LaRock, age 87, died Thursday, June 13, 2019, at The Pines in Rutland.

Mr. LaRock was born in Forest Dale on Oct. 30, 1931. He was the son of Dewey and Agnes (Demitt) LaRock. He grew up in Forest Dale, where he received his early education and graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1950. He joined the Vermont National Guard in 1948 and was activated in 1950 and served 18 months in Korea. Following his honorable discharge, he returned home and attended Vermont Technical College in Randolph.

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Bernard J. Pockette 83, formerly of Middlebury

RUTLAND — Bernard J. Pockette, 83, died peacefully surrounded by his family on May 30, at his home in Rutland Vermont. He was born to Frederick and Anne (Thompson) Pockette on March 21, 1936, in the city of Rutland, Vt.

Bernie served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He married Anita Many of Middlebury in 1958, and they raised their family of four children. Beyond being a loving father and husband he had many work experiences throughout his life. He was a baker, a bar owner, a car salesman, a mobile home salesman, and a bus driver.

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Robert Leon Ryan celebration of life

BRIDPORT — The Celebration of life for Robert Leon Ryan 77, who died May 6, 2019, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 3 to to 8 p.m. at the Middlebury V.F.W. on Exchange Street. Everybody who knew him is welcome, and please bring your stories, and pictures to share of Dad. A small meal will be served, and there will be a cash bar.

Spencer Wright memorial service

SALISBURY — A memorial service will be held for Spencer Wright, who died May 14, 2019, on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m., at the family cottage on Leisure Lane, Lake Dunmore. The road is next to the Branbury Beach entrance and anyone interested in attending can follow the signs leading to the site. The service will be held rain or shine.

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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