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William Bourne “Bill” Ross

GLASSBORO, N.J./SOUTH BURLINGTON — William Bourne “Bill” Ross of Glassboro, N.J., and formerly of South Burlington and Middlebury, died Thursday, March 3, 2011.

Born July 10, 1920, and raised in Newton, Mass., he was the elder son of John W. and Mabel Ross.

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Pauline (Polly) Elizabeth Hunt Peters

MIDDLEBURY — Pauline (Polly) Elizabeth Hunt Peters, age 94, passed away quietly Memorial Day morning at Helen Porter Healthcare Center. She was born Dec. 31, 1916, the beloved only child of Lee and Mary (Molly) Stone Hunt. Her family history through her mother, Molly, is prominent in Vergennes. Her grandparents, George Stone and his wife, Mary Adelaide Bristol Stone, once ran a hotel on the site of Bixby Library. Grandfather George was involved in a number of Vergennes businesses in the late 1800s.

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John Rowland

 

ORWELL — The family of John Rowland, who died Dec. 22, 2010, will hold a celebration of his life on Saturday, June 11, at 2 p.m. at home, 5 Bishop Hill, Orwell. Call 948-2189 or 802-238-7020 for details.

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Ailene Thompson Weddell

FERRISBURGHAilene Thompson Weddell, 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Fletcher Allen Health Care.

She was born in Hampton, N.Y., April 8, 1918, the daughter of John Montey Thompson and Francis (Douglas) Thompson. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1935 and practical nursing school in 1939.

During World War II, Ailene served in the Navy as a WAVE, Pharmacist Mate 3rd Class, from1945 to 1946. 

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Clifford N. Austin

 

VERGENNES — Clifford N. Austin, 86, of Vergennes died on May 26, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was a distinguished World War II veteran and former prisoner of war.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, May 30, 5-8 p.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  on Tuesday, May 31, 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church in Vergennes, with burial in the St. Peters Cemetery and a reception to follow.

A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Independent.

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Linda Mae Mitchell

 

LEICESTER — Linda Mae Mitchell, 68, a resident of Leicester for the past three years, died Monday, May 23, 2011, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.

Born in Addison March 1, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Robert S. and Leona M. (Reynolds) Clark.

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Elinor Sullivan Adams

 

MIDDLEBURY — Elinor Sullivan Adams died May 19, 2011, at the age of 90 at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Middlebury. She wrote the following about her life:

I was born on the Sullivan farm in Panton on November 2, 1920. Four generations of Sullivans were living in the farmhouse at that time — Great Grandfather Michael Sullivan, Grandfather Patrick Sullivan, my mother and father, Bill and Viva Russett Sullivan, me and then my brother Kenneth two years later. We lived in the Panton-Vergennes area for the rest of our lives.

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Janet S. Burachowski

 

WILLISTON — Janet S. Burachowski, 70, died Friday May 20, 2011, at Cathy Forand’s house in Bristol.

She was born April 20, 1941, in Frankfort, Ind., the daughter of James and Lucy Henning.

She had a beauty salon for 22 years in Lafayette, Ind. She married Harry Spreer, who predeceased her in 1996. She moved to Vermont to live with her daughter and married Robert Burachowski in 2000.

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Stephen D. Clark

 

MONKTON — There will be a gathering to celebrate the memory of Stephen D. Clark of Monkton, who died March 13, on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 4 p.m. on the first fairway of his beloved Basin Harbor Club.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Patricia A. Hannaford Regional School District, 51 Charles Ave., Middlebury, VT 05753.

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Rebecca (Hatstat-Ash) Gibbs

 

BRISTOL — Rebecca (Hatstat-Ash) Gibbs passed away on Monday, May 23, from ovarian cancer.

Becky was born on August 4, 1962, in Worcester, Mass., the daughter of Mary Lu (Page) and the late Ralph C. Hatstat II. She grew up in New Haven and graduated from Mount Abraham UHS in 1980. She attended Burlington College and traveled throughout the U.S. and to France and Switzerland, the last of these fulfilling the “bucket list” she made as a teen.

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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: obits@addisonindependent.com
 


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