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Joyce Geehan Bolliger, 91, of Shoreham

SHOREHAM — Joyce Geehan Bolliger, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. She was born June 13, 1927, the daughter of H. Grandy and Kathryn Heitman. She was educated in Shoreham schools and graduated from Emerson College in Boston, Mass.

She was employed by the Shoreham Elementary School and later by the Shorewell Health Center in Shoreham. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Shoreham Congregational Church.

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Ray Anthony Barrows, 69

MIDDLEBURY — Ray Anthony Barrows Sr., age 69, passed away with his family by his side on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at UVM Medical center in Burlington, Vt.

He was born Dec. 23, 1949, in Middlebury, Vt., to Rex Barrows Sr. and Vera (Hemond) Barrows. He married the love of his life, Shirley (Clark) in 1970. Through those years Ray was employed by White Pigment for 22 years, and Country Home Products for 15 years, where he made friends with many.

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Richard Girard Rublee, 77, of Bristol

BRISTOL — Richard Girard Rublee died on Jan. 29, 2019, at home at the age of 77.

He was born Sept. 18, 1941, in Starksboro, Vt., the son of John H. Sr. and Irene (Girard) Rublee.

He worked at Fletcher Allen in housekeeping for twenty years.

After retiring he took great pride in his property, woodcrafts, coloring and his toboggans.

He is survived by his brothers John Jr. and Bruce (Terry); and sister Beverly; two daughters, Susan and Sandra; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a niece and two nephews.

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Dorothy L. Bodette, 103, Vergennes' oldest resident

FT. MYERS, Fla./ VERGENNES — Dorothy L. Bodette, 103, passed away on Jan. 29, 2019 at her residence in Ft. Myers, Fla. Bodette was Vergennes’ oldest resident. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Baldwin Brothers Funeral and Cremation Society, Ft. Myers, Fla.

Enid Wonnacott, 57, MUHS graduate and organic agriculture advocate

HUNTINGTON — Enid Wonnacott passed away peacefully from breast cancer, surrounded by her family at their home in Huntington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. She was 57 years old.

Enid lived a life filled with family, friends, horses, sheep, chickens, ducks, dogs, gardens, sports, outdoor adventures and a long career in organic agriculture.

Born on Aug. 29, 1961, to Bruce and Erica Wonnacott, the family moved to Middlebury, in 1968 and later to Weybridge.

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Bonnie P. Stearns, 71, formerly of Middlebury

MONTPELIER — Bonnie P. Stearns, 71, of Prospect Street passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born January 5, 1948 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Norman R. and Dorothy (Simonds) Stearns. Bonnie attended local elementary schools and graduated from Middlebury Union High School. She then went on to attend Brown University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Penny Sherwood, 75, former Bristol Town Clerk

NEWCASTLE, Maine — Penny Sherwood, 75, passed away after a long illness on Jan. 26, 2019. She was born Oct. 8, 1943. She is survived by her children: Elizabeth Perreault and husband Chris Roark in Colorado; Matthew Perreault and wife Bonita with children Jason, Summer, Heath, John and Jarrod in Idaho; Wendy Perreault in Vermont; Jennifer Cook and children Nathaniel and Conner in Connecticut and Vermont; and Martha Bracy and husband Lloyd with children Liam and Miles in Maine.

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William Ephraim Sheldrick, 97, of Salisbury

SALISBURY — William “Tiny” Ephraim Sheldrick, age 97, passed away peacefully in his home on Jan. 24, 2019, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1921, in West Haven, Vt., to George and Mable (Hunt) Sheldrick. He is survived by his brothers Calvin (Pete), Howard (Dowdy) and David (Dave) and sisters Audrey (Duge) and Jane (Janie), and is predeceased by brothers George (Buck) and Franklin (Peany), and sisters Dorothy (Peaches), Genevieve (Sister) and Marion (Majee).

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Bernard Perley Gale, 76, longtime Addison County resident

MIDDLEBURY — Bernard Perley “Pete” Gale, age 76, passed away on Jan. 24, 2019, at the Deltona Health Care Nursing Home in Deltona, Fla.

Pete was born in Rutland, Vt., on Feb. 10, 1942. He was the son of Bernard C. and Kathryn (Scarborough) Gale. He grew up in the Salisbury area and attended school there and graduated in 1960 from Middlebury High School. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963 and was stationed for a period at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.

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Merritt Hull Eddy, 45, Middlebury native

AMHERST, N.H. — Merritt Hull Eddy, of Amherst, N.H., passed away on Jan. 20, 2019, at the age of 45. Merritt was born on June 22, 1973, in Charleston, W.V. and was adopted as an infant by his parents Jane and Marshall Eddy of Middlebury, Vt., where he grew up. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Jodi Belisle Eddy, and his beloved children, Marshall Richard Eddy and Ashlyn Tamara Eddy.

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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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