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RITA SANDERS

WEST HARTFORD, Conn./WHITING, Vt. — Rita A. Sanders, 79, of West Hartford, Conn., formerly of Whiting, Vt., died unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was the widow of Morris E. “Sandy” Sanders.

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STEPHEN WEBB

MIDDLEBURY — Stephen H.A. Webb died Feb. 5, 2015, at the age of 85, surrounded by family in Middlebury after declining health. Stephen was born Feb. 20, 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Smith Robbins Webb and Jessie Ackerman Webb.

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LYNN BERTRAND

ORWELL — Lynn Bertrand, 67, of Orwell died Wednesday evening, Feb. 4, 2015, at his residence surrounded by family and friends following a brief illness.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Durfee Funeral home, 119 North Main St., Fair Haven.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Orwell. Burial will be at a later date in the Mountain View Cemetery in Orwell.

JEAN BRIGGS

VERGENNES — Jean L. Briggs of Vergennes passed away at Porter Medical Center on Feb. 3, 2015, after a short illness.

She was born on Feb. 24, 1928, with her twin brother to John LeBeau and Samantha (Brown) LeBeau in Vergennes.

She retired from B.F. Goodrich/Simmonds Precision after 33 years. She was a lifetime member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid Celtics fan through good times and bad and was thrilled to see a live Celtics game at the Fleet Center at age 74.

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ARTHUR DUFRESNE

BROWN’S CORNERS, N.Y. — Arthur Napoleon Dufresne, 86, of Brown’s Corners died at the River Hospital in Alexandria Bay, N.Y., after being stricken at home.

He was born March 4, 1928, the son of Flora and Leo Dufresne in Hinesburg, Vt.

He married his first wife Blanche Paquette in 1948. Their marriage ended in divorce. He then married his current wife Carol E. Radley in 1996. He farmed most of his life in Cornwall, Vt., and Potsdam, N.Y., and for a short time in Alaska. He also owned and operated a pool and snowmobile sales and service business.

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JANICE FENN

MIDDLEBURY — Janice A. Fenn, 69, of Middlebury died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center following a period of failing health. She was the wife of Douglas C. Fenn of Middlebury.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. No funeral service is planned at this time. 

A full obituary will be published in a future edition of Addison Independent.

ARLINGTON HAZEN

LAKE CHAMPLAIN ISLANDS/SHELBURNE — Arlington Oscar Hazen, 93, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at The Arbors in Shelburne Village.

Born in North Hero on July 14, 1921, he was the son of the late Oscar and Mabel (Langdell) Hazen. He graduated from Montpelier Seminary and attended the University of Vermont. On Aug. 21, 1955, he married the former Nancy Lang Hutchins, who survives him.

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RUTH “ELLIE” HOLLENBECK

VERGENNES — Ruth Eleanor “Ellie” (Plossl) Hollenbeck, 92, died peacefully on Jan. 31, 2015, while residing at Ringer’s Home Care in Vergennes.

Born in Port Jervis, N.Y., on Jan. 19, 1923, the daughter of Joseph and Carrie Nora (Taylor) Plossl.

She received her early education in Sidney Center, N.Y., and attended high school in Sidney, N.Y., graduating in 1940. Post high school, she studied at Delhi Technical College in Delhi, N.Y., in hospitality and food service management.

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SALLY HOYLER

RIPTON — Sally Jane Hoyler, 59, of Ripton, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 15, 2015, after a brief battle with breast cancer. She was born on May 31, 1955, in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Wilburne F. Hoyler and Theoneta “Nita” Potthoff-Hoyler.

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JOAN PARKS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla./Orwell, Vt. — Joan Marie Parks, 83, of Daytona Beach, Fla., and formerly of Orwell, died Jan. 1, 2015, at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

She was born in Rutland on Oct. 29, 1931. She was the daughter of Raymond and Ruth (Bucklin) Cook. She grew up in Sudbury where she received her early education, and graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1949.

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