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FORREST ROSE

ST. ALBANS — Forrest S. Rose, 92, formerly of Vergennes and Monkton, passed away Jan. 10, 2015.

There will be a graveside service at Monkton Boro Cemetery in Monkton on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 1 p.m. A reception will follow at 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 30 South Water St., in Vergennes. ◊

RALPH EDWARD MUZZY

FERRISBURGH — Ralph Edward Muzzy passed away peacefully in the early evening of Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at his home in Ferrisburgh.

Ralph was born on April 9, 1942, the youngest son of George F. and Flora (Perkins) Muzzy. He was raised in Ferrisburgh and graduated from Edmunds High School in Burlington in 1960. After graduation he enrolled in General Electric’s apprenticeship program and was trained as an industrial engineer.

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ELIZABETH M. BUTLER

HELENA, Mont. — Elizabeth Mae Willey Butler, 84, left this life on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Helena, Mont.

She was born on Aug. 13, 1929, in Schenectady, N.Y., the daughter of Raymond Clyde Willey and Sarah Jane (Hamilton) Willey. She attended elementary school and high school in Elmira, N.Y., and completed her registered nurse’s training at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. She worked at Porter Community Hospital in Middlebury, Vt., for 32 years, primarily as a supervisory for emergency and operating rooms.

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DONNA ANN LAVALLEE

BRISTOL — Donna Ann Lavallee, 56, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 27, 2015, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.

She was born February 9, 1959, in Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Edward and Ramona Dionne.

She grew up in Air Force bases throughout United States and Germany. She enjoyed scrapbooking and playing basketball and softball in high school and doing needlepoint and gardening.

She was predeceased by her father, and by her uncle Earl Fisher.

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DONNA ANN LAVALLEE

BRISTOL — Donna Ann Lavallee, 56, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 27, 2015, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.

She was born February 9, 1959, in Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Edward and Ramona Dionne.

She grew up in Air Force bases throughout United States and Germany. She enjoyed scrapbooking and playing basketball and softball in high school and doing needlepoint and gardening.

She was predeceased by her father, and by her uncle Earl Fisher.

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CINDY KAYE MILLS

FERRISBURGH — Cindy Kaye Mills, 60, of Ferrisburgh died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at her home.

She was born on June 9, 1954, in Wichita, Kan. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Drake University and a Master’s from Webster University.

She was employed as the chief operating officer of Vermont Adult Learning. She was an avid fan of women’s basketball, a lifelong Girl Scout, a talented cook and a loving spouse, daughter and friend.

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MARY ‘BOOTSIE’ MORRIS

FERRISBURGH — A celebration of life service for Mary “Bootsie” Morris, 98, of Ferrisburgh, who died Dec. 28, 2014, will be held on Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at the Basin Harbor Club, in the meeting room to the left of the main lobby. A brief reception will follow. ◊

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RENE ARTHUR PRESEAU

SUDBURY — Rene Arthur Preseau, 65, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Middlebury on Jan. 27, 1950, the son of Wilfred Joseph and Cecile Mary (Cousineau) Preseau. He grew up in Sudbury and received his early education in Sudbury Hill School and Burr Pond School. He graduated from Otter Valley Union High School in 1969.

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Roger Henry Larocque

RIPTON — Roger Henry Larocque, 70, of Ripton died April 28, 2015, at the University of Vermont Medical Center surrounded by loved ones.

He was born March 3, 1945, in Salisbury to Omer and Yvonne (Quenneville) Larocque. He grew up in Salisbury, where he attended school and worked on the family farm.

In 1968 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and honorably served in the Vietnam War. After returning to the U.S. he worked as a roofer for 21 years, then was employed by the Ripton Elementary and North Branch schools until his retirement.

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Pauline Steady

FERRISBURGH — On March 30th, 2015, life changed forever with the passing of our blessed Pauline (Muzzy) Steady. Being held by her daughter Irene, granddaughters Angie and Rebekah, she so gently joined her heavenly home.

Pauline was born on March 28, 1925, in Ferrisburgh. She helped her single mom raise her siblings while attending school and working at Basin Harbor. After graduating from Vergennes High School, Pauline attended two years of business school. She enjoyed her employment at GMP in Burlington, and later at Kennedy Brothers in Vergennes. 

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