BRIDPORT — Stanton Hazen Kirby, 80, of Bridport, formerly of Randolph, died May 30, 2013, of complications due to pulmonary fibrosis.
He was born March 30, 1933, in Rochester. His parents were George and Lillian (Hazen) Kirby. He attended Rochester schools, graduating in 1951. He enlisted in the Air Force in November 1951 and was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base before shipping out to Korea and Japan with the 13th Bomb Squadron, where he served as a flight engineer.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Katherine Carolyn Lathrop, “Maa,” went from the arms of her daughter to those of her Lord from her home on May 30 following a long, feisty fight with chronic pulmonary disease.
Kay charged into this world officially on March 16, 1920, although she always claimed March 17 as her date of celebration. She was the fifth of seven children born to Frederick and Ada (Isles) Valiquette.
BRIDPORT — Donna J. Lawton, 60, of Bridport died Monday evening June 3, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.
BRANDON — Edith Mae McKeighan, 79, of Brandon died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
She was born May 3, 1934, in Underhill, the daughter of Kenneth and Doris (Lyons) Alger. She moved with her family to Brandon in 1941 and graduated from Brandon High School in 1952. She and George W. McKeighan were married in Brandon on Aug. 1, 1952.
FERRISBURGH — A. Isabel Munnett, 91, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at her home in Ferrisburgh.
She was born Oct. 28, 1921, in Elgin, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Ray and Caroline (Black) Husk.
NORTH FERRISBURGH — George “Gordy” Muzzy of North Ferrisburgh died May 29, 2013.
He was born Dec. 26, 1951, in Ferrisburgh.
His family says he impacted the world around him with his straightforward honesty, his ability to get the job done, his knowledge, his love and friendship and above all his sense of humor.
In lieu of flowers send donations to CVOEO, 700 Exchange St., Middlebury, VT.
MIDDLEBURY/BRISTOL — A celebration of life service for Barbara Wheelock of Middlebury, who died Jan. 28, 2013, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Bristol Federated Church. Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol.
VERGENNES — Patricia S. Barrows passed away on Nov. 19, 2012. Her children are planning a memorial service in her honor to be held on Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vergennes.
Family, friends and neighbors are cordially invited to attend. A reception will follow in the church parish hall. ◊
PANTON — Dwight Bessette Jr. passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Dwight was born on Sept. 19, 1943, to Dwight and Alice (O’Brien) Bessette Sr. in Long Island, N.Y. He and his parents moved to the farm on 22A in Panton, Vt., around 1947. Dwight had many fond memories of working and growing up on the farm with his three brothers.
Dwight graduated from Vergennes Union High School in Vergennes in 1961.
BRISTOL — Marjorie “Toot” Bushey, 86, of Bristol died on May 27 of complications following cardiac surgery. She was the last surviving and beloved Matriarch of the Bushey and Provoncha families. She lived her vocation of Wife and Mother perfectly because she trusted God’s will for her and her family.
She was born on May 25, 1927, to Wilfred and Pearl (Dow) Provoncha. She graduated from Mary Fletcher School of Nursing in 1948 and in that same year married the man she so deeply loved, Bernard Butterfield Bushey.
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