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Bonnie P. Stearns, 71, formerly of Middlebury

MONTPELIER — Bonnie P. Stearns, 71, of Prospect Street passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born January 5, 1948 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Norman R. and Dorothy (Simonds) Stearns. Bonnie attended local elementary schools and graduated from Middlebury Union High School. She then went on to attend Brown University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Penny Sherwood, 75, former Bristol Town Clerk

NEWCASTLE, Maine — Penny Sherwood, 75, passed away after a long illness on Jan. 26, 2019. She was born Oct. 8, 1943. She is survived by her children: Elizabeth Perreault and husband Chris Roark in Colorado; Matthew Perreault and wife Bonita with children Jason, Summer, Heath, John and Jarrod in Idaho; Wendy Perreault in Vermont; Jennifer Cook and children Nathaniel and Conner in Connecticut and Vermont; and Martha Bracy and husband Lloyd with children Liam and Miles in Maine.

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William Ephraim Sheldrick, 97, of Salisbury

SALISBURY — William “Tiny” Ephraim Sheldrick, age 97, passed away peacefully in his home on Jan. 24, 2019, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1921, in West Haven, Vt., to George and Mable (Hunt) Sheldrick. He is survived by his brothers Calvin (Pete), Howard (Dowdy) and David (Dave) and sisters Audrey (Duge) and Jane (Janie), and is predeceased by brothers George (Buck) and Franklin (Peany), and sisters Dorothy (Peaches), Genevieve (Sister) and Marion (Majee).

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Bernard Perley Gale, 76, longtime Addison County resident

MIDDLEBURY — Bernard Perley “Pete” Gale, age 76, passed away on Jan. 24, 2019, at the Deltona Health Care Nursing Home in Deltona, Fla.

Pete was born in Rutland, Vt., on Feb. 10, 1942. He was the son of Bernard C. and Kathryn (Scarborough) Gale. He grew up in the Salisbury area and attended school there and graduated in 1960 from Middlebury High School. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963 and was stationed for a period at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.

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Merritt Hull Eddy, 45, Middlebury native

AMHERST, N.H. — Merritt Hull Eddy, of Amherst, N.H., passed away on Jan. 20, 2019, at the age of 45. Merritt was born on June 22, 1973, in Charleston, W.V. and was adopted as an infant by his parents Jane and Marshall Eddy of Middlebury, Vt., where he grew up. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Jodi Belisle Eddy, and his beloved children, Marshall Richard Eddy and Ashlyn Tamara Eddy.

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Anita Cirillo, 88, of Middlebury and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Anita Alberta Cirillo, age 88, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 23, 2019, at Embrace Hospice House in Myrtle Beach, S.C., after a long battle with cancer. She was the wife of Frank J. Cirillo with whom she shared 67 years of marriage.

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Joanna Carrara, 78, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Joanne “Nanna” LaPenna Carrara, age 78, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Jan. 23, 2019, in Englewood, Fla.

Joanne was born on Nov. 6, 1940, into an Italian immigrant family in Proctor, Vt. She was the first child of the late Annina Carmen Manganelli LaPenna and the late Albert Francis LaPenna, and grew up surrounded by family, food, and a strong immigrant work ethic.

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Gerald C. Blair of Ferrisburgh

FERRISBURGH — Gerry Blair’s family are sad to announce that he passed away on Jan. 22, 2019.

He was the son of Harvey and Iris Prouty Blair of Grand Isle and spent many happy years growing up on the shores of Lake Champlain.

Gerry graduated from South Burlington High School, where he made lifelong friends.

He worked for Gardeners Supply, where he met his wife Pamela, and they were married on Valentines Day 1998 in Ferrisburgh, Vt. He then worked at Ferrisburgh Central School where he was a friend to both young and old.

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Edward David Blair, 74, of Bristol

BRISTOL — Edward David Blair (Eddie), 74, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

He was born Oct. 25, 1944, in Middlebury, the son of Paul K. and Theresa (Sullivan) Blair.

Eddie enlisted in the United States Navy after graduating from Shoreham High School and also joined Vermont National Guard after the Navy.

He worked at Shoreham Apple CO-OP and Shelburne Limestone, where he just retired after 21 years.

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Foster A. McEdward, 97, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Foster A. McEdward, “Mac,” passed away peacefully in his home in Middlebury, Vt., on Thursday, Jan. 17, surrounded by his family. After a long, full life of adventure, Mac’s passing brings much awaited relief from his extended bout of neuralgia from shingles late in life.

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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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