Login
Skip to content

Obituaries

  • 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.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::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_sort.inc on line 165.
  • 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.

Tjepke “James” Smits, 71, long-time Bridport resident

BRIDPORT — Tjepke “James” Smits, 71, passed away Sunday April 28, 2019, at his youngest son’s house in Goose Creek, S.C. Diagnosed less than six months previously with malignant neoplasm of renal pelvis, he made the most of his time with his children and grandchildren before taking his last breath peacefully in his sleep.

The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.

Are you an online subscriber? Click to login.

Click here to learn more about our subscription options.

If you have a print subscription, you can now add an online subscription at no additional charge! Just email us with your name and mailing address to set it up.

Robert Leon Ryan, 77, Bridport

BRIDPORT — On the morning of May 6, 2019, Robert Leon Ryan passed away at the age of 77, surrounded by his loved ones and family.

Dorothy Leonard Bodette, 103, of Vergennes

VERGENNES — Dorothy Leonard Bodette passed away at her winter home in Fort Myers, Fla., on Jan. 29, 2019, at the age of 103. She spent those 103 years making sure she left all the lives she touched better for having known her.

Dot was born on May 27, 1915, in Shoreham, Vt., and grew up on her family’s farm in Panton. As a young girl, she attended a one-room schoolhouse and rode into Vergennes for Sunday mass with her five siblings via horse and buggy or sleigh. She graduated from Vergennes High School and Spencer Business College.

Arland Thomas Steady, 72, of Bristol

BRISTOL — Arland Thomas Steady, age 72, passed away on April 24, 2019, at UVM Medical Center in Burlington after a short illness.

Tom was born on Sept. 9, 1946, to Arland and Ellen (Hallock) Steady of Ferrisburgh. He was a graduate of Vergennes Union High School in 1964, where he was very active in the Future Farmers of America. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he spent four years in Chicago, Ill., and South Haven, Mich.

Marjorie Patterson graveside service

CORNWALL — Graveside services for Marjorie Patterson, 92, who died Dec. 22, 2018 will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery in Cornwall.

Yvette Gevry Emmel Field burial service

FERRISBURGH — A burial service for Yvette Gevry Emmel Field, who died on Dec. 14, 2018, will be held at Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes on Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m.

A celebration of her life will beheld following the service. Family and Fiends who can make the celebration are welcome to join us. ◊

Ethel Belfanc Killingbeck, 93, formerly of Lincoln

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. — Ethel Belfanc Killingbeck, 93, of West Chester, Pa., died peacefully with her family by her side on January 23, 2019 at Phelps Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She formerly resided in Ansonia, Conn., Lincoln, Vt., and Middlebury, Vt.

The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.

Are you an online subscriber? Click to login.

Click here to learn more about our subscription options.

If you have a print subscription, you can now add an online subscription at no additional charge! Just email us with your name and mailing address to set it up.

Frederick Edward Tardie, 75, former Addison County resident

BURLINGTON — Frederick Edward Tardie, 75, of Burlington, formerly of Middlebury, died on April 28, 2019. He was born March 15, 1944, in Springfield, Vt., son of George and Anna (Begin) Tardie.

A graveside service for Fred and his sister Marie will be held at the convenience of the family.

For the full obituary and updates regarding the graveside service, visit www.awrfh.com.◊

Michael Breitigan, 41, Salisbury

SALISBURY — Michael Joe Breitigan, age 41, died unexpectedly of an intracerebral hemorrhage, on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.

Michael was born in Phoenix, Ariz., on June 4, 1977. He was the son of Connie Mitchell and Dennis Breitigan. He moved with his family to Vermont in 1982. He grew up in Vergennes and Orwell, where he received his early education in local schools. He attended Fair Haven Union High School.

‘Jimmy’ Greene memorial service

MIDDLEBURY — A graveside service for James “Jimmy” Greene, who died Dec. 3, 2018, at age 75, will be held on Sunday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at the East Prospect Cemetery in East Middlebury, Vt.

A Middlebury resident, Mr. Green will be remembered by many as an employee at Middlebury College for more than 40 years.

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]
 


Connect with us