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Robert T. Owen

LYME, N.H. — Robert T. Owen of Lyme, N.H., died Nov. 30, 2011, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

He was born Sept. 17, 1938, in Bristol, Conn., the oldest son of Thomas R. Owen and Anne (Girolamo) Owen. His family resided in Plainville and Southington, Conn., where he began his career in manufacturing.

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Richard Shimel

CALIFORNIA — Richard Shimel, 60, of Spring Valley, Calif., died of a heart attack on Oct. 23, 2011.

He was born Feb. 27, 1951, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to Joyce A.  Muzzy and William Shimel.

The family moved to Bridport, Vt., in early 1960s. He gradated from Middlebury Union High School in 1968.

At that time he worked building the telephone building in Middlebury. Then he served in the U.S. Army.

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Thomas E. Barrows

CORNWALL — Thomas E. Barrows, 61, died unexpectedly at his home in Cornwall on Nov. 27, 2011.

He was born in Middlebury, the son of Robert Barrows and Virginia (Lackard) Fisher.

He attended Vergennes High School before serving in the military during the Vietnam War.

His family says he enjoyed woodworking and was proud of being a master carpenter. Among his interests he enjoyed metal detecting, boxing and helping others by lending a hand whenever he could.

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Francis Thomas Usher

BENNINGTON — Francis Thomas Usher, 88, died in Vermont Veterans’ Home in Bennington on Nov. 21, 2011. He had been a patient there since Nov. 7, 2009.

He was born Sept. 2, 1923, and in his early life attended Adrian College in Adrian, Mich., where he pursued an English degree and was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi in 1949. He also served in the U.S. Navy as a signalman from Aug. 20, 1942, to Aug. 20, 1945.

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Elizabeth Lenore Swavely

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Richard Edward “Dick” Stevens

PITTSFIELD — Richard Edward “Dick” Stevens, 66, of Pittsfield died unexpectedly, while hunting, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.

He was born March 30, 1945, in Middlebury, the son of Harold and Evelyn (Coursey) Stevens.

He attended Cornwall and Middlebury schools. He graduated from Middlebury High School in 1963. He was married to Mary Lee Mills Sept. 7, 1968, in Stockbridge.

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Kathleen McDermott, Ph. D.

NEW YORK — Kathleen McDermott, age 67, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2011, at her home in Manhattan, NY, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in the Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of Frank and Margaret McDermott.

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Charles Glidden Kennett

ADDISON — Charles Glidden Kennett, 88, died on Nov. 28, 2011, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law following a long period of declining health.

He was born in Framingham, Mass., on Nov. 22, 1923, the son of Ervil Clayton and Lina Isabelle (Kingsbury) Kennett.

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Lucille B. Atwood James

CLAREMONT, N.H. — Lucille B. Atwood James, 97, died on Nov. 28, 2011, at Elmwood Center in Claremont, N.H., surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born on March 21, 1914, in West Salisbury, Vt., the daughter of Clifford Atwood and Reba Woods. She lived most of her life in Shoreham, Vt.

Her love was her family, gardening, cooking and hospitality. She also enjoyed writing and receiving letters from friends and family in the USA and foreign countries.

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Jeffrey N. Drinkwine

SALISBURY — Jeffrey N. Drinkwine, born April 24, 1945, died quick and on his own terms Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011.

He was preceded by his parents, Harvey and Helen.

He is survived by his loving wife, Liza; three sons, Matt, Dan and Jed; granddaughter Audrey; daughter-in-law Lyndell; and cousin Pat Scarborough.

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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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