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Obituaries

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ALBERTA JACKSON

PANTON — Alberta S. Jackson, 93, passed away on Feb. 6 at her home in Panton. She was born in Panton on Aug. 7, 1923, the daughter of Robert H. Sprague and Bessie (Stagg) Sprague.

In January 1940, she married Dean D. Jackson, who predeceased her in 2016. Alberta worked along with Dean on the Jackson Family Farm, now known at Roads-End Farm, along with their four children. She was a longtime member of the Addison Community Baptist Church, and the former Grandview Grange #316.

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ROGER DESABRAIS SR.

SALISBURY — Roger Joseph Desabrais Sr., age 76, longtime resident since 1948 of Salisbury, Vt., passed away February 5, 2017 at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. He was born April 27, 1940 in Proctor, Vt. to Moses and Julia (Ladouceur) Desabrais.

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JOHN ROGERS

MIDDLEBURY — John (Jack) Aidan Rogers, 86, of Middlebury passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 30, 2017. He was born March 7, 1930 in New York City, the son of Johanna (Duggan) and William Rogers.

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GLADYS ORVIS

MIDDLEBURY — Gladys Culver Orvis passed away on Jan. 29, 2017 at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. Gladys was born June 22, 1923 in Lincoln, Vt., the daughter of Clarence and Maude (Masterson) Culver. She attended many of the one-room schoolhouses in Lincoln and graduated from Bristol High School, class of 1940.

On July 10, 1943 Gladys married the love of her life, Roger L. Orvis. They settled in South Starksboro and raised their three children: Gary, Gregory and Suzanne.

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MICHAEL O’BRIEN

BOCA RATON, Fla. —  Michael E. O’Brien, 72, of Boca Raton, Fla. passed away on Jan. 29. 2017 from natural causes. He was born Nov. 3, 1945 in North Adams, Mass. He is survived by his wife Barbara O’Brien; daughter Kelly Driscoll; son Sean O’Brien; stepdaughter Donna Munson; stepsons Michael Quesnel and John Quesnel; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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STUART DICKERSON

FERRISBURGH — Stuart W. Dickerson passed away on Jan. 30, 2017 at home with family by his side. He was born Feb. 1, 1941.

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ALLEN CHARLAND SR.

VERGENNES — Allen Lee Charland Sr., 70, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and loyal friends Dick Eddie and Bob Manny.

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JOAN BEST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. / NEW HAVEN, Vt. — Joan (Kilbourn) Best, 91, lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease surrounded by the love of her family on Jan 26, 2017. Born Jan. 22, 1926 in Bristol, Vt., Joan is survived by her children John Best, Rodney Best, Jay Best and Joann “JoJo” Zasoski (Ray). She was the grandmother of Joanna Stepka (Greg), Madison Best and Victoria Best; and great-grandmother of Jackson and Sidney Stepka. She was also the aunt and great-aunt to many beloved family members.

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JAMES ANDERSON

BRIDPORT — James E. Anderson 84, passed away Jan. 30, 2017 at his residence in Bridport.

He was born Sept. 27, 1932 in Newburgh, N.Y. the son of Charles and Clara (Tompkins) Anderson.

James was a graduate of Shoreham High School class of 1950. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during Korea stationed in Germany as a helicopter mechanic.

He was employed for almost 40 years at Polymers Plastic, retiring in 1995.

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BARBARA ALLEN

MIDDLEBURY — Barbara (Brown) Allen, 90, passed away Jan, 26, 2017 in Middlebury, Vt., where she lived for the past 48 years. She was predeceased by her husband, David M. Allen, Sr. and son, David M. Allen, Jr. Barbara grew up in Haddonfield, N.J., the daughter of Wade and Ida (Spahr) Brown and sister of Doris ‘Devy.’

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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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