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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.
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  • 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.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Mary Estus

BRISTOL — Mary L. (St. Pierre) Estus of Bristol, 84, died peacefully Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, surrounded by family, after a short illness.

She was born April 28, 1926, in St. Albans, the daughter of Edward and Charolett (King) St. Pierre.

In her early years she worked on the farms she and her husband Earl lived on. In the 1950s the family moved to Massachusetts to a farm they lived on for 50 years.

Her family says she enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens and spending time with her grandchildren.

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Maurice LaRock

FOREST DALE — Maurice Arthur “Moe” LaRock, 60, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction.

He was born in Rutland on March 21, 1950. He was the son of Arnold John and Phyllis (Bishop) LaRock.

He grew up in Forestdale and received his early education in local Brandon schools. He graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1968.

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Ildiko Polony

 

BRANDON —Ildiko Margaret Ann Polony, 69, of Brandon died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

She was born in Budapest, Hungary, on July 1, 1941. She was the daughter of John Janos and Katalin (Tribolt) Polony. She immigrated to Bavaria, the Black Forest Region, after the war and then came to Kansas City, Mo., in 1951, as part of the Displaced Persons Program. The Westport Presbyterian Church in Kansas City was her sponsor.

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John Henry Vautier

NEW HAVEN — John Henry Vautier, 58, of New Haven passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, with his son, Braham, at his side.

He was born July 19, 1952, in St. Albans, the son of Henry “Red” and Hilda (Forster) Vautier.

John was a patriot. He served his country for 25 years. These years included a tour with the US Navy and 21 years in the Vermont Army National Guard, including a one-year deployment to Bosnia. At the time of his retirement, he was a crew chief on a Black Hawk and his rank was staff sergeant.

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Katherine Atherton

 

MIDDLEBURY/WHITTIER, Calif. — Katherine B. Atherton, 82, passed away peacefully at her home in Whittier on Feb. 3, 2011. She was born in Middlebury, Vt., on Feb. 24, 1928, the daughter of Joseph and Rena (Aldrich) Munson.

She was a graduate of Middlebury High School and graduated from Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Mass., in 1948.

Nov. 7, 1953, Katherine married B. Fredrick Atherton in Middlebury, Vt., at St. Mary’s Church. They lived in Waterbury before moving to Whittier in 1957. He predeceased her Aug. 23, 2003.

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Jessie Bennett

BURLINGTON/MONKTON — Jessie E. Bennett, 89, died Feb. 6, 2011, at Birchwood Terrace Health Care Center in Burlington. She was a longtime resident of Monkton, where she lived most recently with her son, Henry Bennett.

She was born March 14, 1921, the daughter of Fay and Lucrecia (Bushey) Higbee. She married John Bennett on March 21, 1940. He predeceased her in 1982.

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Lyndon Fish

 

BRISTOL — Lyndon Elton Fish, 85, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at his home in Bristol. He was born Dec. 3, 1925, in Richmond, the son of Elton W. Fish and Dora (Flagg) Fish. He grew up in Richmond and graduated from Richmond High School.

He enlisted in the Army in 1944 and fought in the European Theater in World War II. He served as private first class in the 329th Infantry, 83rd Ohio Division until 1946. After the war he went to the School of Practical Art in Boston on the GI Bill and studied to become a commercial artist

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William Landon

NEW HAVEN — William Mills Landon passed away peacefully at his home on Feb. 3, 2011. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Beverly; his children; and his beloved little dog, Tweety.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly Marshall Landon, and five children, Cindy Graham, Tracy Longchamp, Christopher L. Landon, Billi Jo Whitehill, and Lou-Bea Landon-Forbes. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and by one sister, Wilma Boise. He was predeceased by one granddaughter.

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Mary Petrusich

MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Mary Margaret Petrusich, 89, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, surrounded by her loved ones and friends at The Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury, where she resided. She was born in Roseburg, Ore., on May 16, 1921, the daughter of Robert B. and Gertrude (John) Petrusich.

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Lester Rotax

NEW HAVEN — Lester C. Rotax, 52, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at his home in New Haven with his family by his side.

He was born Nov. 6, 1958, in Middlebury, the son of Paul and Doris Rotax of Lincoln.

He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Ellen, daughter Kattie and son Tyson; his brothers, David his wife Noreen of Bristol, and Dennis and his wife Maureen of Lincoln; his sisters, Cindy and husband Alan Gebo of Monkton, and Joan and husband Bruce Oleary of Fort Myers, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

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