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ORLANDO ‘LANDO’ MUSTICO

ORWELL — Orlando John “Lando” Mustico, 54, of Orwell entered eternal life on March 4, 2016, at UVM Medical Center.

He is survived by his partner, Charles Callahan; five brothers; and a sister.

Trained as an artist, Lando was a free spirit whose creativity enriched all who knew him.

A celebration of Lando’s life and memorial service will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in his hometown of Elmira, N.Y., on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m.

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OAKLEY PALMER

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Oakley M. Palmer passed away on April 17, 2016, at Porter Medical Center. He was born November 24, 1926, the son of George W. and Jennie May (Carlin) Palmer.

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JUDY TRUDEAU

WEYBRIDGE — Judy A. Trudeau, 55, diedTuesdaymorning, March 29, 2016, at Crescent Manor Health Care in Bennington.

She was born Aug. 4, 1960, in Ticonderoga, N.Y., the daughter of Kenneth and Carmen (Dunklee) Lamb.

Judy was an outdoors enthusiast and also enjoyed animals, country music and spending time with her family.

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CARL TORSNES

 HANCOCK — Carl D. Torsnes, 72, of Hancock died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born July 8, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Karl and Nellie (Shannon) Torsnes.

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ANITA BENJAMIN

ESSEX JUNCTION — Anita Garcia Benjamin, 95, of Essex Junction died peacefully on April 2, 2016, at home.

She was born in Barre. She was a graduate of Montpelier High School in 1936. On June 22, 1945, she married Donald W. Benjamin and they moved to Middlebury, established Benjamin Brothers Dry Cleaners, and raised their family.

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DAVID PARKINSON

FERRISBURGH — David Parkinson of Ferrisburgh, Vt., died on April 5, 2016, at the age of 78 after a long illness. He was born in Staindrop, County Durham, England, where he spent his early years at the Church of England School in the village. He spent most of his time outside and with his beloved racing pigeons. He raced pigeons successfully for 50 years winning many races from France.

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ELEANOR PRATT

WEST ADDISON — Eleanor H. Pratt, 94, passed away following a brief illness on April 4, 2016, at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury.

Eleanor was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Panton, daughter of Clarence and Florence (Sprague) Hawley. She attended schools in East Panton and Vergennes, graduating from high school in 1939. She went on to Mary Fletcher Nursing School, graduating as an RN in January 1943, and then worked as a nurse at Porter Hospital in Middlebury.

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SANDRA RUVERA

MIDDLEBURY — A celebration of life for Sandra Jean Ruvera (Jan. 7, 1942-Nov. 23, 2015), daughter of Aldo and Josephine Ruvera, will be held on April 22 at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on North Pleasant Street in Middlebury. All are welcome from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to share in remembrances and music. Light refreshments will be served. Interment will be Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. in Hope Cemetery in Barre.

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GALE 'TWEET' THOMPSON

VERGENNES — Gale “Tweet” Thompson, 69, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016, at Living Well Care Home in Bristol.

He was born on July 1, 1946, in Kenton, Ohio, the son of Gale Gordon Thompson and Kate Ward Clifford.

He attended Vergennes Union High School and was a meat cutter by trade.

Gale is survived by his mother, Kate Clifford; two sons, Robert and Joshua; three sisters, Pamela Cross, Connie Gilbert and Patricia Neate; two brothers, Mike Thompson and Charles Clifford; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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JOHN FLICKINGER

MIDDLEBURY — John Hodgdon Flickinger passed away peacefully on March 29 2016. He had celebrated his 98th birthday 10 days earlier with family and friends at the Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury, Vt.

A wonderful husband, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was much beloved by his family and friends, all of whom enjoyed his sense of humor, varied interests, and joy 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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