Jeremy Adam Sturtevant
BRISTOL — Jeremy Adam Sturtevant, newborn son of Jeff and Allison Sturtevant of Bristol, died Sept. 7, 2008, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
He was survived by his parents, a brother, Jacob Alan; a sister, Abigail Rita; maternal grandparents Rita and Peter Hutchinson of West Virginia and Daniel Salisbury of Colorado; paternal grandparents Madeline Sturtevant of New Haven and Roger Sturtevant of New Haven; maternal great-grandmothers Eva Bromley of Wisconsin and Eunice Wordelman of Minnesota; paternal great-grandmother, Marion Gosselin of Shoreham; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 13, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Donations may be made to Bristol Rescue Squad Inc., P.O. Box 227, Bristol, VT 05443.
Clifton Chester Smith
BRANDON — Clifton Chester Smith, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Helen Porter Health and Rehabilitation in Middlebury. He was born in East Middlebury Nov. 13, 1918, the son of George and Priscilla (Stone) Smith.
He received his early education in West Rutland schools. On August 16, 1941, he was married to Marguerite Douglas in Brandon.
In his early years he worked at Western Union in Brandon and also delivered milk for Mr. Horton and Mike Belden. He worked at C.V.P.S. as a station operator at the Silver Lake and Weybridge stations. He retired in 1982.
After his retirement he and his wife spent summers volunteering for the Green Mountain National Forest as hosts at Silver Lake and also taking care of other areas such as the Robert Frost Picnic Area and Texas Falls for over 16 years. Clifton was a founding member and early president of the Marble City Riders and was a member of St. Paul’s Masonic Lodge 25.
He is survived by his son, Robert W. Smith and his wife, Virginia, of West Rutland; two grandchildren and their mother, Norma Smith, all of Brandon; and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife on Sept. 25, 2007; and his brother, Wayne Smith, on Aug. 11, 2008.
The funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary Church in Brandon. The Rev. Albert “Skip” Baltz, pastor, officiated. Graveside committal services and burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery in Brandon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Addison County Humane Society, 236 Boardman St. Middlebury, VT 05753, or St. Paul’s Masonic Lodge, 46 River Road, North Chittenden, VT 05763-9652.
Cary Armstrong Rothe
HANOVER, N.H. — Cary Armstrong Rothe, 64, of Hanover, N.H., died on Sept. 9, 2008, at home of glucagonoma, a rare cancer. She was born Oct. 17, 1943, in New York City to James and Carol Armstrong of Wells, Maine, and Hanover, N.H.
She lived in Princeton, N.J.; Rome, Italy; Middlebury; Norwich; and Hanover, N.H. A 1961 graduate of Miss Fine’s School in Princeton, N.J., Cary earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in art history at Bryn Mawr College and performed her graduate studies at the University of North Carolina.
She married Roth Tall of Middlebury in 1969, and they divorced in 1982. She moved to Norwich, where she raised her twin sons, Chris and Jamie Tall. She met Paul Rothe on March 20, 1993, and they married on Aug. 19, 2000, in Hanover, N.H.
She painted portraits, landscapes and abstracts in various media. Her commissioned works grace numerous local homes. Friends report that, as a photographer, she was pleased when someone saw first the formal structure, color and flow of energy in a work and then later discovered the subject.
She was a fine arts instructor at Middlebury College and assistant curator of the Johnson Art Gallery. For 20 years, she served the Upper Valley professionally in human resources.
According to family she naturally found ways to put others before herself and found joy in being outgoing to everyone she met, both professionally and personally. As a manager, she specialized in starting human resource departments at established firms, most recently the Hanover Food Coop.
She is survived by her husband; her parents; her brother, James Armstrong Jr. of Williamsburg, N.C.; her sister, Elizabeth Lofgren of Lewisburg, Pa.; and her sons of Wisconsin and New York.
She was predeceased by her son, David Tall.
Her life will be celebrated at a later date near her birthday.
Laurie Anne Darcy
PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Laurie Anne Darcy, 46, of Port Richey, Fla., died on Aug. 26, 2008. She was born in Burlington.
She grew up in Addison County and has family and friends in the area. She moved to Florida six years ago.
She is survived by her husband, Keith; her mother, Elizabeth of Spring Hill, Fla.; two sons, Michael Haines of Burlington and Stephen Darcy of Spring Hill, Fla.; a brother, Christopher Haines; and two sisters, Mary Haines-Johnson of Afton, Va., and Deborah LaLancette of New Port Richey, Fla.
A celebration of her life was held on Sept. 3 at the First Baptist Church of Weeki Wachee in Florida.