Sarrah Anne Ogilvie
BRISTOL — Sarrah Anne Ogilvie, 30, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 12, 2008, at her home in Bristol. She was born in Middlebury April 1, 1978, the daughter of Patricia (Lilly) Ogilvie and the late James “Scott” Ogilvie.
She was a scholar throughout her life, with a quick wit and uncanny sense of humor. She played the clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone and piano. She also sang with the Addison County Youth Chorus.
According to family, she was a loyal sister, daughter, aunt and friend and a fiercely devoted mother to her two young children, five-year-old Andrew and three-year-old Bethany.
She was a long-time employee of PaPa Nick’s Restaurant in Hinesburg.
She is survived by two children, Andrew and Bethany; the father of her children, Eric Bresnick, and his two children, Dylan and Taylor; her mother, Patricia Ogilvie; her sister, Heather, and husband, Aaron; two nieces; a nephew; her grandmother, Margaret Schake of Bellingham, Minn.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Services will be held on Friday, July 18, at 11 a.m. at Assembly of God Christian Center on Route 7 in Vergennes. A reception will follow at the church.
Donations to help with memorial costs and needs of the young children may be sent to the National Bank of Middlebury, Ogilvie-Bresnick Family Fund, Main Street, Bristol, VT 05443.
Irene P. Mignault
VERGENNES — Irene P. Mignault, 90, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. She was born March 11, 1918, in Newport, N.H., the daughter of Louis and Mary Ano Terrian.
She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes.
She is survived by a niece, Viola White, of Newport, NH; two nephews, Richard Doxter, of Newport, N.H., and Alfred Doxter, of Sunapee, N.H.; and numerous great-nieces and -nephews.
She was predeceased by her nephew, Leo Doxter.
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, July 16, at St. Patrick Cemetery in Newport, N.H.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Independence, 112 Exchange St., Middlebury, VT 05753.
MIDDLEBURY — Memorial services for Austin Lambeth, who died in Pennsylvania on June 10, 2008, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury with the Very Reverend Lawrence Whittemore officiating. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
Arthur V. Flanagan
VERGENNES — Arthur V. Flanagan, 83, of Vergennes died at home after a long illness surrounded by his family. He was born to Patience L. (Coes) Flanagan and Francis M. Flanagan in the Panama Canal Zone on Aug. 14, 1924.
As a member of an Army family, he lived at Ft. Devens, Mass.; Ft. McPherson, Ga.; Ft. Meade, Md.; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He graduated from Franklin High School in Cedar Rapids in 1942 and enlisted in the United States Army in December of that year. He was trained as a radio technician at the Armored School, Ft. Knox, Ky., and upon completion was assigned to the 742nd Amphibious Tank Battalion at Fort Ord, Calif., and rose to technician fourth class.
His unit was preparing for the invasion of Japan when the war ended. During his service he was awarded The American Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, and The World War II Victory Medal, and qualified as expert in the rifle. He was separated with an honorable discharge in Feb. 1946.
He returned to Cedar Rapids and enrolled at Coe College, majoring in zoology and psychology and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950. He rejoined his family in Peabody, Mass., and worked in sales and electronics repair and with CBS Hytron in Danvers, Mass., until 1961 when he took a position as an industrial engineer at Simmonds Precision in Vergennes.
He was a member of St Peter Church in Vergennes and an active member of the American Legion, having become a life member, where he served as Post Commander, Post 14, and subsequently as First District Commander.
He was married to Rita A. Kingsley in 1953. She predeceased him in 1978. In 1980 he married June E. (Warren) Parot of Vergennes.
He was survived by his wife, June; his children, Kathy, Ellen, Arthur Jr. and Sharon; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Robert W. LTC USA Ret., of Lexington, Mass., and Eugene P., Col., USA Ret., of Falls Church, Va.; and a sister, Patience J Soper, of Salem, N.H.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Francis J., LTC, USAF Ret., two sisters: Elizabeth L. South of Salem, Mass., and Joan L. Goad of Aiken, S.C.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday, July 14, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes.
Memorial donations may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, Route 7, Middlebury, VT 05753 or Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, VT 05491.
Arthur Allen Durkee
ORWELL — Arthur Allen Durkee, 55, died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Ticonderoga, N.Y., on Sept. 12, 1952, the son of Edgar and Genevieve (Ash) Durkee.
He received his early education in local West Haven schools. He was a dairy farmer all his life. He also worked as the crop manager for Rocky Knoll Farm in Sudbury for several years. He owned and operated Singing Cedars Farm in Orwell for 25 years. More recently he was employed by Roger Bonvouloir Custom Crop Cutting in Orwell.
He was a single father to his children.
He is survived by his children, Milinda Durkee, Ginney Durkee and Jake Durkee, all of Orwell; a sister, Ida Cyr, of Shoreham; and a brother, Donald Durkee, of Leicester; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Avis Leno and Margaret Sturtevant.
Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home on Friday from 10 AM until service time at 11 AM.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 18, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home in Brandon. The Rev. Richard White, pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church, will officiate. A private burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Catherine M. Adams
VERGENNES — Catherine M. Adams, 87, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at her daughter’s home in Panton surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Vergennes, the daughter of Clifford and Nellie Moses Barrows.
She married Robert L. Adams on July 26, 1939, in Moriah, N.Y.
She was a member of Vergennes United Methodist Church. She was employed at Simmonds Precision, and she enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, knitting, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her four children, Arlene Fagga and husband, Leo, of Bristol; David Adams and wife, Patricia, of North Carolina; Sandra Nelson Booth and husband, Ralph, of Bristol; Patricia Gebo and husband, Henry, of Panton; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband on August 7, 1993; two brothers, Raymond and Arnold Barrows; and a sister, Helen Swinton.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 14, at the Vergennes Congregational Church. Interment was in Lake View Cemetery in West Addison.
Memorial gifts may be made to Addison County Home Health, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753; Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, VT 05491; or Project Independence, 112 Exchange St., Middlebury, VT 05753.