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RONALD FLEMING

BRISTOL — Ronald R. Fleming, 55, lost his courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 7, 2016 at his home in Bristol.

He was born on April 3, 1961 in Burlington, the son of William and Lorraine (Brown) Fleming.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, woodworking, outdoor activities and his bunnies Harry and Allie.

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STEPHEN WHITNEY BLODGETT, JR.

SHOREHAM — Stephen Whitney Blodgett, Jr. passed away peacefully early in the morning on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Whitney was born in New York City on July 2, 1934 to Stephen W. and Marguerite B. Blodgett. He was raised in the Hudson River Valley on a large farm where his father grew green beans and Whitney learned to grow apples. Whitney attended Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., and had many fond memories of his days there. Upon graduating, Whitney entered Yale University where he majored in American Studies.

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IRENE BOISE

BRISTOL — Irene Rose Boise, 92, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2016 in the Estuary Room in Porter Hospital. Irene was born in St. Isidore, Quebec, Canada on August 30, 1924 to Henry and Leoni Bolduc.

She came to Vermont on the train when she was two years old with her parents, five sisters and three brothers. She was raised on the family farm in Bridport.

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HOLLY WARD

MIDDLEBURY / WAITSFIELD, Vt. — Holly Merlin Ward, 86, of Middlebury, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, surrounded by his family. Born in Montpelier on June 17, 1930, Holly was the son of Merlin B. and Aline (Hollopeter) Ward of Moretown, Vt.

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CLAUDE SPAULDING

BRISTOL — Claude Edmund Spaulding, 68, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Bristol, Vermont, on November 2, 2016. He was born in Glens Falls, N.Y., on October 28, 1948, to Shirley M. (Wicks) and Edward C. Spaulding.

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PATRICK O'BRIEN

PANTON — Patrick Michael O’Brien got his call to the big stage on November 3, 2016. He is survived by what he calls the three F’s; family, friends and fans. It didn’t matter which category you fell into, you were loved just the same.

Whether it was a backyard barbeque or the flashing lights at the Battle of the Bands, the stage was his home and for 18 years he shared that home with his loving wife, Tammy, who loved him more than life itself. 

In the words of our Dad; “I’m here for a good time, not a long time.”

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DAVID LEE

GREENVILLE, Tenn. — David Allyn “Pete” Lee, 66, passed away unexpectedly on October 17, 2016 in Greenville, Tenn. He was born in Middlebury, Vt. on April 30, 1950. He was the son of Allyn G. and Cecile (Martin) Lee. He spent his youth on the Dean Farm in Brandon, and graduated from Otter Valley Union High School in 1968.

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FRANCINE DESSUREAULT

BRANDON — Francine M. Dessureault, 66, passed away peacefully Monday, November 7, 2016 at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 18, 1950 in Irasburg, Vt., the daughter of Rudolph and Claire (Viau) Dessureault. In 1968, she married Charles Cousino, and they had three children, James, Paul and Jennifer.

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MARILYN DE LANEY

CORNWALL — Marilyn Bayer De Laney, age 88, passed away on November 1, 2016, surrounded by her family in the comfort of the Cornwall, Vt., home they seemed to be continually renovating. Marilyn was imbued with tremendous energy and determination, a deep love for family and friends, an aversion to clocks and an ability to make a conversation last just a bit longer often to the pleasure of everyone but her steadfast husband, John. She delighted in reducing degrees of separation among people and hated for a dinner party to end too early.

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C. SHIRLEY BREVDA

SHELBURNE, Vt. — C. Shirley Brevda, 98, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Wake Robin in Shelburne. The daughter of Dr. Isadore Betz and Rose Schneiderman, Charlotte Shirley was born January 29, 1918 and raised in Brooklyn with her sisters Annette and Inez.

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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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