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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.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • 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: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • 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 $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • 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.

ROBERT ALLEN “SHEP” SHEPARD

BRANDON — Robert Allen “Shep” Shepard, 79, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

ALVERTA L. PERKINS

SHELBURNE — Alverta L. Perkins, 93, died in Burlington on Jan. 19, 2018, after a short illness. She was born June 12, 1924, in South Bend, Ind., to Lynn and Irene Hagenbush Leighty.

In 1945 Alverta graduated from Epworth Hospital Nursing School in South Bend as a registered nurse. She married Bradford Marr Perkins in 1946 and moved to Montpelier, Vt. She lived in Vermont for the rest of her life except for a few years spent in Manchester, N.H. Bradford predeceased her in 2001.

MARGARET LOIS FRANK 1931-2018

MIDDLEBURY — “Lodi” Frank, as she was affectionately known, died peacefully on January 11th, 2018, with family by her side and in spirit, while living at The Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury, Vermont.

Lodi was born in Rochester, N.Y., but lived in numerous places on both the East and West coasts of the country while growing up.

She and her beloved husband Don met and fell in love while they were attending nursing and medical school, respectively, at the University of Rochester. They were married in 1955.

MARY RUTH (KOTUBY) CHOMA

BOMOSEEN, VT/GREENACRES, FL — Mary Ruth (Kotuby) Choma, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in her Greenacres home, just shy of her 98th birthday.

NANCY M. WASLICK

LEICESTER — Nancy M. Waslick died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at her home on Fern Lake, surrounded by her family.

Nancy and her husband moved to Middlebury in 1982 and in 2000, moved permanently to their home on Fern Lake. Born on March 21, 1941 in Lock Haven, Pa., Nancy was the daughter of the late Dr. Charles and Mrs. Dorothy Markel. She attended Lock Haven High School and Lock Haven State Teachers College. Nancy worked as a caregiver for many years at Elderly Services in Middlebury.

LAURAINE WARFIELD

NEW HAVEN — Hazel Lauraine, 92, the youngest child of Norine Baker and Julius Herschel Serra, was born on Aug. 14, 1925, on the kitchen table of her family’s Staten Island home. So began a lifetime of building community through gracious hospitality. Lauraine quickly struck off on her own path, dropping her first name, attending a different high school from her siblings, and leaving the area to attend Cornell University (class of 1946), where she majored in Home Economics, and met the love of her life: George Warfield.

MICHAEL G. MASTERSON

RANDOLPH CENTER — Michael G. Masterson, 69, of Randolph Center, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Gifford Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 4, 1948 in Middlebury, the son of George and Hilda (Morrill) Masterson. He was a lifelong Vermonter. He graduated Randolph Union High School in 1966. Michael married Suzanne Giroux in 1968. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Michael retired from VTRANS as a highway maintenance employee after many years of service. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.

MARGARET LOIS FRANK 1931-2018

MIDDLEBURY — “Lodi” Frank as she was affectionately known, joined her dearly beloved husband Donald, along with family members and friends who‘ve already passed, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

She died peacefully with family by her side and in spirit, while living at The Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury, Vt. .

Lodi was born in Rochester, N.Y., lived in numerous places on both the East and West coasts of the country while growing up and began married life in Vermont as a registered nurse in Chittenden County.

She loved and nurtured her family, friends and church community.

CLARENCE R. (BUB) FISK

VERGENNES — Clarence R. (Bub) Fisk, 84, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 21, 2018.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1933, in Vergennes, the son of Sheldon and Rena (VanOrnum) Fisk. He was raised on and later operated the family farm in Ferrisburgh until mid-1980, later working for other local farmers in the area.

FRANCIS HIRAM FARNSWORTH

BRANDON — Francis Hiram Farnsworth, 84, died surrounded by his family, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at his home in Brandon.

Mr. Farnsworth was born in Shoreham on March 7, 1933. He was the son of Francis and Ella (Wilkens) Farnsworth. He grew up in Shoreham, where he received his early education and graduated from Shoreham High School.

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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