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Alan Ewald

MIDDLEBURY — Alan F. Ewald, 97, of Middlebury died peacefully on June 18, 2012, with his family by his side.

He was born on May 27, 1915, in White Plains, N.Y., and married Althea Lewis, also from White Plains.

He was a graduate of Syracuse University and a veteran of World War II. After the war, he worked in advertising sales at NBC TV in Manhattan. 

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George Fisher

LEICESTER — George Nathan Fisher Jr., 76, of Leicester died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Endicott, N.Y., on July 9, 1935. He was the son of George and Louise (Allen) Fisher Sr.

He graduated from Arlington High School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., class of 1955. He earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY. Buffalo, class of 1959. He later earned his master’s in education from SUNY Buffalo, as well.

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Yadji Moussa

MIDDLEBURY — Yadji Moussa, 55, of Middlebury, died on June 21, 2012, of drowning in Otter Creek after a hot day of work. He was born in Yenwa, Adamawa Province, Cameroon, of the Ibrahim Moussa family.

He was a restaurateur in Ngaoundal, Cameroon, where he became involved with U.S. Peace Corps volunteers in 1984, and was hired as a training program coordinator by Peace Corps in 1986.

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Geoffrey Plunkett

MIDDLEBURY — Geoffrey E. Plunkett Jr., 88, died at home on June 26, 2012.

He was born in Walpole, Mass., on February 21, 1924, the son of Geoffrey Eugene Plunkett Sr. and Sarah (Wood) Plunkett. He graduated from high school there in 1941, and in 1942 enlisted in the Army. He served with a cavalry unit in New Guinea, India, and several U.S. locations during World War II.

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Norman Rheaume

VERGENNES — Norman L. Rheaume, 75, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at his home in Bristol.

He was born July 5, 1936, in Vergennes, the son of Leonard and Harriet Blaise Rheaume.

He was a talented carpenter. He served in the US Army. He enjoyed dancing, music, woodworking, reading, watching sports, and sang and played guitar with his family.

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Jonah Rule

STARKSBORO — Jonah William Rule 32, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, June 26, 2012, as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born June 8, 1980, in Middlebury, the son of William Dennis Rule and Ann (Piper) Rule. Jonah was a graduate of Middlebury Union High School class of 2000.

He was currently employed with Glen Peck Electric.

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James Washburn

BRISTOL — A memorial service for James Fred Washburn, 67, who died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at his home in Bristol, will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.

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Alice Degon

BRANDON — Alice Marie Degon, 73, of Brandon died Friday, June 22, 2012, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Canton, N.Y., on Dec. 11, 1938. She grew up in Canton, where she received her education in local schools. She lived most of her adult life in the Messina, N.Y., area. She moved to Vermont in 2004 to be close to her daughter and grandchildren. Her family says she enjoyed country music, shopping, lawn sales and her cat, Bubby.

Surviving are her daughter, Michele Harrigan and her husband Robert, and their two children, all of Orwell.

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Jeannie Eisler

BRANDON— Jeannie Ann Eisler, 70, of Brandon died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Jamaica Plain, Mass., on June 17, 1941. She was the daughter of Edward and Ruth (Weinle) Waldsmith. She grew up in the Boston area and graduated from Brighton (Mass.) High School, class of 1959.

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Ellen Flanagan

BURLINGTON — Ellen M. Flanagan of Burlington, 57, died on June 19, 2012, with her good friend Sherry by her side, after a short illness.

She was born June 21, 1954, in Salem, Mass., the daughter of Arthur and Rita (Kingsley) Flanagan. She graduated from Vergennes Union High School and then the University of Vermont with a bachelor of science in nursing.

She worked at Fletcher Allen Health Care for many years and as director of nursing at Porter Hospital as well as at Green Mountain Health Care and most recently for the Visiting Nurse Association.

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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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