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Obituaries

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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
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ANN REBECCA GIPSON

MIDDLEBURY — Ann Rebecca Gipson, 84, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Middlebury.

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JAMES H. FOSTER JR.

MIDDLEBURY — James H. Foster Jr., 47, died as the result of a farming accident on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.

He was born January 29, 1970, in Middlebury, the son of James and Joyce (Warner) Foster.

Jim was a graduate of Middlebury Union High School class of 1988 and received his Associates degree in Ag Business Management from Vermont Technical College in 1990. He furthered his education at Kansas State University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 1992.

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HORACE A. BRONSON JR.

SOUTH BURLINGTON — Horace A. Bronson Jr., 89, of South Burlington, died on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Starr Farm Nursing Center.

He was born in Bridport on Feb. 7, 1928, the son of the late Horace and Alice Myrick Bronson. Horace served with the U.S. Air Force. He was married to Joyce Jimmo on Dec. 13, 1957. She predeceased him on Nov. 5, 2010.

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PAUL A. BOIVIN

ADDISON — Paul A. Boivin, 64, died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

Born Nov. 6, 1952, in Rumford, Maine, to Albert and Jacqueline Caron-Boivin, Paul was the youngest of six children. In 1958 his family moved to Addison, Vt. to begin a life of farming.

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CARRIE ANN MORAN

BRISTOL — Carrie Ann Moran of Bristol, passed away on September 10, 2017 at UVM Medical Center from complications due to bilateral pulmonary embolism. Carrie graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1972 and went on to the University of Vermont, graduating with a degree in English. This began her life-long career in education, journalism, early childhood literacy, and writing.

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CLIFFORD A. BARROWS

VERGENNES — Clifford A. Barrows, 84, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

He was born on June 6, 1933 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the son of Rex and Vera Manning Barrows.

He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and going to Project Independence, music, sports, helping people and doing work at the church. Beloved father, great grandfather and grandfather, brother and friend. Best remembered for the twinkle in his eye.

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RICHARD F. WOOD

BRANDON — Dick Wood died Sept. 14, 2017, at the age of 84. He left this message for his family and friends:

I was born in Rutland Hospital on March 20, 1933, the son of Ruth (Powers) and Robert Henry Wood. I attended Brandon schools, graduating in 1951 from Brandon High and the University of Vermont in 1955 with a B.S. in Agriculture and a commission as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

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JOHN R. PROVONCHA

NEW HAVEN — John Robinson Provoncha, 67, of New Haven, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at UVM Medical Center. He was born on August 27, 1950, in Middlebury to Harold and Stella (Shackett) Provoncha.

John was a graduate of Middlebury Union High School class of 1968, and was also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America class of 1971. He was head chef at many Addison county restaurants including the Dog Team Tavern. After leaving the restaurant business he was employed by Primerica until his passing.

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DANIELLE RENE AUSTIN

LEICESTER — Danielle R. Austin, 39, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont.

She was born December 16, 1977, in Burlington to Peter and Diane (Rivers) Rheaume.

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BETTY JEAN LAFOUNTAIN

WHITECOURT, Alberta, Canada — Betty Jean (Williams) LaFountain, 85, formerly of Middlebury, died on August 26, 2017. She suffered from failing health for several years. She was born on June 4, 1932, in Pittsford, Vt., daughter of Clinton B. Williams and Gladys L. (Snell) Williams. She graduated from Brandon High School in 1950. She married William W. LaFountain of Middlebury in 1952. They celebrated their 60th Anniversary on October 16, 2012.

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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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