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  • 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.
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REGINALD L. ANDREWS SR.

HANCOCK — Reginald L. Andrews Sr., 68, of Hancock, died Monday evening, Feb. 24, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Salisbury.

He was born Sept. 14, 1945, in Randolph; the son of Loren and Wanda (Smith) Andrews. He attended Hancock and Rochester schools, and worked for Weyerhauser in Hancock. He then worked for the Carpenter’s Union, then New England Woodcraft in Forest Dale.

He was married to Barbara Hill in Rochester on Feb. 8, 1964. His family says he enjoyed stock car driving, bear hunting, raising hunting dogs, and riding around.

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KAREN BURNHAM

BRIDPORT — Karen Marie Dowd Burnham, 69, of Bridport, passed away peacefully on Feb. 24, 2014, from cancer. She was born Oct. 21, 1944, in Utica, N.Y., daughter of the late James and Ellen (Murphy) Dowd Sr.

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SAMUEL H. ESSEX

FERRISBURGH — Samuel H. Essex, 87, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.

He was born in Scotch Plains, N.J., the middle child of seven children of Walter and Grace (Hetfield) Essex.

He farmed on Basin Harbor Road for 42 years on the banks of Otter Creek. He served as a selectman in Ferrisburgh for nine years. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, sugaring, and fixing things. He did maple sugaring in the woods at the farm for many years even after the land was sold to a neighboring farmer.

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KARLENE A. GAGNON

ALBANY, N.Y. — Karlene A. Gagnon, 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at home with her family by her side.

She was born in Lincoln, Vt., to the late Ralph and Ida Thompson.

Karlene graduated from Mt. Abraham High School and shortly after married her husband of over 52 years, Marcel Gagnon. She worked for several years with Standard Furniture in Albany and then became a stay-at-home mom to raise her family.

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WILLIAM HARRY LARRABEE

VERGENNES — William Harry Larrabee passed away on Feb. 23, 2014. Born in 1922, he was the only surviving child of William C. Larrabee and Bertha (Blood), and stepson of William H. Hanley.

Bill was proud of the fact that he lived his entire life on MacDonough Drive in Vergennes, having been away from the city he loved so much only to serve with the U.S. Submarine Service in the Pacific fleet during WWII. Bill was primarily raised by his grandparents Harry and Amy Blood in the same house he called home for over 90 years.

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DAVID ROBERT MURRAY

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — David Robert Murray, 66, of Daytona Beach, Fla., died Feb. 11, 2014.

He served in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer, having spent most of his military career in Berlin, Germany. He came home in 1967 and worked as a carpenter most of his life. In his later years he retired to his home in Florida where his family says he enjoyed life, going to the beach and relaxing in the Florida sunshine.

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LUCILLE PARKER

DADE CITY, Fla. — Lucille Mary Chamberland Parker, 83, formerly of Brandon and Sudbury, Vt., died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Bayfront Medical Center, in Dade City, Fla.

She was born in Clarendon, Vt., on April 27, 1930. She was the daughter of George and Anna (Baker) Kilburn. She received her early education in local Clarendon schools and graduated from Brandon (Vt.) High School, class of 1948. Following graduation she worked as a secretary at the Ayrshire Breeders Association for five years.

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EDITH RYAN

OCALA, Fla. — Edith Louise Ryan, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Legacy Hospice House in Ocala, Fla.

She was born in Orwell, Vt., on July 30, 1935. She was the daughter of Milo and Marjorie (Allen) Lilly. She grew up in Orwell where she received her early education.

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YVONNE “POLLY” SISTERS

FERRISBURGH — A service of remembrance and celebration of life will be held for Yvonne R. “Polly” Sisters on March 8, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Ferrisburgh Grange Hall, Route 7, Ferrisburgh, with the Revs. Jong Wook Hong and Paul L. Hoffman officiating.

JEAN W. SWEENEY

MIDDLEBURY — Following a weekend surrounded by her six children, Jean W. Sweeney, age 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 24, at Fletcher Allen Hospital with her daughter Lizbeth by her side. Jean was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 27, 1923, the oldest daughter of the late Marie Gray Weyant and George Weyant. 

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