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JAMES SULLIVAN

VERGENNES — James William Sullivan died on Aug. 12, 2015, after a seven-year battle with multiple myeloma.

His noble and grace-filled passing occurred at his home in Vergennes with family by his side.

Jim was born on June 23, 1947, the son of Kenneth and Mary Caliando Sullivan. He grew up in Panton, Vt., on his family’s farm where he learned to appreciate the hard work of being a farmer. He attended a one-room school through eighth grade, later graduating from Vergennes Union High School, then the University of Vermont in 1968.

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MARY BENOIT

FERRISBURGH — Mary Rivers Benoit of Ferrisburgh passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, after a very brief battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Burlington, the daughter of the late James and Bertha Briggs Rivers.

She attended Vergennes Union High School and graduated in 1959. She retired from Heritage Ford Motor Co. in 2012, after 53 years of employment.

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MARY BENOIT

FERRISBURGH — Mary Rivers Benoit of Ferrisburgh passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, after a very brief battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Burlington, the daughter of the late James and Bertha Briggs Rivers.

She attended Vergennes Union High School and graduated in 1959. She retired from Heritage Ford Motor Co. in 2012, after 53 years of employment.

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DOROTHY CHALOUX

LINCOLN — Remember me with smiles and laughter for that’s how I’ll remember you all / If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.

Dorothy M. Chaloux, 79, passed away on Tuesday Aug. 4, 2015, at her home in Lincoln with her beloved Sadie by her side.

Dorothy was born May 10, 1936, in Colchester, the daughter of the late Walter and Gladys Foley. She was raised and played in Malletts Bay with her siblings Donald Foley and Doris Coltrain.

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BETTY SANFORD

ADDISON — Betty Sanford, 90, of Addison passed away peacefully at Helen Porter on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, with her husband of 71 years holding her hand. She had a long and good run but will be profoundly missed.

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PAUL DIEMAN

NEW HAVEN — Surrounded by his loving family in the comfort and peace of his home, Paul Bishop Dieman died Aug. 17, 2015, after many years of enduring the challenges of prostate cancer.

Paul was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on Jan. 17, 1949, to Julius Nast and Jane Bishop Dieman and spent the majority of his childhood years in Summit, N.J. After attending Ohio University and UCLA, Paul earned his M.Ed in Counseling from Antioch Graduate School. His professional life was devoted to serving the youth of Vermont.

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BRETT EMILO

MIDDLEBURY — A memorial service for Brett M. Emilo, 44, who passed away Friday, May 29, 2015, at his home in Montour Falls, N.Y., will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury. A reception following the burial will take place at the Middlebury Inn from 1-4 p.m. ◊

GORDON KETCHAM

BRANDON — Gordon Roy Ketcham, age 89, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

Gordon was born in Rutland on Jan. 17, 1926. He was the son of Deighton and Gladys (Johnson) Ketcham. He grew up on the family farm in Whiting and received his early education in local Whiting schools. He tried to join the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, but when they discovered he was a farmer he was declined.

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PHILIP KINGSBURY

NORTH CLARENDON — Philip Kingsbury, 87, died peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 7, 2015, at home with his family around him.

He was born Feb. 25, 1928, in Rutland to Henry and Doris (Severance) Kingsbury. He attended school in Rutland and graduated from RHS in 1946. Phil worked many years at Howe Scale, and retired from General Electric after 28 years of service.

Philip was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for 69 years.

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TERRIE WHALEN

BRANDON — Terrie Lee Whalen of Brandon died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. She was surrounded by loved ones.

Terrie was born in Springfield, Vt., on Nov. 4, 1938. She was the daughter of Everett and Dorothy (Greene) Hanlon. Terrie graduated from Bellows Falls High School, received degrees from Castleton State and Mitchell College, and then earned her Master’s from Trinity College in Burlington.

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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: obits@addisonindependent.com
 


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