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STEPHEN McGINNIS

NORTH FERRISBURGH — Stephen Howard McGinnis, 55, of North Ferrisburgh, formerly of St. Johnsbury, passed away on Sept. 1, 2014, with his family and close friends by his side, after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

Steve was born on March 26, 1959, at the Womack Army Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C., to Richard and Beulah (Darrell) McGinnis of St. Johnsbury.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in St. Johnsbury, being active in Sunday school and youth groups.

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CARROLL MERRITT

MILTON — Carroll Hoyt Merritt died at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vt., on Aug. 30, 2014, which happened to be the 122nd birthday of her maternal grandfather, Carroll Hoyt Landon, for whom she was named. Carroll was born June 25, 1952, in Middlebury, Vt., to George Tracy and Ruth Hoyt (Landon) Merritt. Carroll was a lifelong Vermonter, most recently residing in Milton with her wonderful friend and caregiver companion, Eve North.

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RICHARD OXLEY

MIDDLEBURY — A memorial service for Richard “Music Man” Oxley, who passed away last November, will be held at the West Cemetery in Middlebury on Saturday, Sept.13, at 2 p.m. A “life celebration,” with a family and friends jazz group, to follow from 3 to 6pm at Mister Up’s, on the deck.

The Oxley family welcomes anybody who knew “Itchy” from his days growing up in Middlebury to join them in remembering their beloved brother.

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PATRICIA M. ROCKWOOD

BRISTOL — Patricia M. Rockwood, born June 6, 1935, left us Thursday Aug. 28, to dance amongst the stars, taking the hand of her son, Chris, and the arm of her husband, George.

“Life is not a journey to the grave, arriving in a well preserved attractive body. One should show up late, skid in sideways, screaming WHOO HOO, what a ride!”

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CAROL WALKER

BRISTOL — Carol F. Walker, 80, died at home in Bristol, Vt., on Aug. 27, 2014.  She leaves behind her two sisters, Lois Christie of Waltham, Mass., and Pauline Pagnani of Livermore, Calif.;  several nieces and nephews; dear friends Susan and Celina; and many others who knew Carol as a longstanding member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, a published writer, an intellectual, an avid traveler and a friend.

A private service is planned for a later date. 

A morning took you away

In a sudden flurry

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NORMA YOUNG

BRANDON — Norma Lee Young, 67, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the home of her son in Brandon.

She was born in Middlebury on Nov. 14, 1946. She was the daughter of Robert and Virginia (Wimett) Dragon. She grew up in Ripton, where she received her early education, and attended Middlebury Union High School. She traveled with her family to the U.S. Virgin Islands and lived there for several years, returning to Littleton, N.H., in 1974. She moved to Brandon in 1976.

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ALBERT DONALD “BABE” SMITH

GREENSBORO — Albert Donald “Babe” Smith, 99, a former Montpelier and Barre Town resident, died peacefully, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

Born on April 16, 1915, in Montpelier, he was the son of George I. and Bertha Mary (Crane) Smith. He attended elementary school in Montpelier and Montpelier High School.

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NANCY DEVINO

BRANDON — Nancy Jane Devino, 77, of Brandon died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Rutland Health Care.

She was born in Holderness, N.H., on May 10, 1937. She was the daughter of Charles and Ethelyne (Guyette) Howe. She grew up in Holderness where she received her early education. She later moved to Melrose, Mass., where she attended Melrose High School.

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RONAN C. DUCLOS

SHELBURNE — Ronan C. Duclos, 90, of Shelburne died after a brief illness on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston.

He was born in Lincoln on March 9, 1924, the son of the late Victor and Maude Duclos.

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GERTRUDE HEWITT LATHROP

BRISTOL — Gertrude Hewitt Lathrop, 101, died Aug. 20, 2014, at her home in Bristol.

She was born in Bristol at Trout Brook Farm Oct. 13, 1912, to Harvey and Lena Rathbun Hewitt. Educated at Bristol Village schools and graduated from Middlebury College in 1934. She taught French, Latin and English in Schaghticoke (N.Y.) High School for eight years.

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