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DONALD PEASE JR.

VERGENNES/DADE CITY, Fla. — Donald L. Pease Jr., 79, formerly of Vergennes, retired to Dade City, Fla., died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Bayfront Health in Dade City.

He was born April 12, 1935, in Burlington, the son of Donald L. Pease Sr. and Iola Boutah Pease.

His family says he enjoyed Western square dancing, bowling, golfing and RV camping. He worked for 33-and-a-half years at Standard Register in Middebury.

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HECTOR RACINE

BRANDON — Hector E. Racine, 55, known as the “Marathon Man,” was born in Proctor, Vt., on March 31, 1959. He passed away at home on May 9, 2014, after a Heroic Battle with Respiratory Illness.

He was the son of the late Albert and Lucienne (Lajeunesse) Racine. He was one of 10 siblings. He was predeceased by his eldest brother, John Racine and his wife Connie from Alton, N.H.; his eldest sister, Irene Racine Monette; a brother, Roger Racine; and a newborn infant, Albert Samuel Racine.

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HELEN STEARNS

VERGENNES — Helen Marie (Downer) Stearns, born Aug. 5, 1930, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Vergennes Residential Care.

Her family says she overcame significant challenges through out her life and was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Her interests included being creative in her photography, gardening, drawing, poetry, kittens, and, especially, extensive reading of Scriptures and love for her congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 50 years. She was baptized on Sept. 21, 1963. Relatives say she believed in singing and lots of laughter.

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MICHAEL TRUAX

LINCOLN — Michael D. Truax, 61, a longtime resident of Lincoln, passed away at home, after a courageous battle with leukemia on May 12, 2014.

He was born on Dec. 30, 1952, to Henry and Helen (Ward) Truax. He worked for many years maintaining the properties of the Lust and the Goldstein farms in Lincoln, until his illness prevented him from working.

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RHONDA WHITEHEAD

BROOKNEAL, Va. — A memorial service for Rhonda (Dragon) Whitehead, 64, of Brookneal, Va., will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, at the Valley Bible Church in East Middlebury, Vt.

She died Feb. 7, 2014, at Lynchburg General Hospital after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 14, 1949, in Middlebury, Vt., to the late Ralph and Margaret Dragon of East Middlebury.

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ALBERTA CUNNINGHAM

LINCOLN — Alberta Cota Cunningham, 73, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at her home in Lincoln.

She was born July 16, 1940, in Monkton, the daughter of Arthur and Vera Shepard Cota.

Her relatives say she was a caring individual and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at family gatherings. Her hobbies were talking on CBs, shopping, crocheting, traveling, bird watching and enjoying nature, playing cards, emailing friends and family.

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JOYCE DUCLOS

MIDDLEBURY — Joyce S. Duclos, 63, of Middlebury died unexpectedly at her home Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

She was born March 23, 1951, in St. Johnsbury, the daughter of the late Floyd and Margaret (Martin) Sumner. She was a graduate of Rutland High School, class of 1969.

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RICHARD JACKSON

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Richard Andrew Jackson, 76, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., died Thursday morning, May 8, 2014, at Baptist Medical Center – Nassau.

Born in Middlebury, Vt., he was the youngest of three children born to the late Alan and Vivian Jackson. As children, he and his sisters grew up in Bridport, Vt.

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HOWARD LANCOUR

CORNWALL — Howard W. Lancour, 70, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at his home in Cornwall.

Born in Rutland Dec. 1, 1943, he was the son of the late Leo J. and Dorothy (Wilder) Lancour.

He had worked for GE of Rutland and more recently for Maple Landmark Woodcraft of Middlebury, from which he retired due to health issues. He honorably served his country in the United Sates Air Force during the Vietnam era.

His family says he had several hobbies including guns, fireworks, CB’s, motorcycles and building model cars. 

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LOUISE MURRAY

MIDDLEBURY — Louise Lila Murray, 73, died early Saturday morning April 19, 2014, at her son’s home in East Middlebury after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Born Sept. 24, 1940, in Burlington, she was the daughter of the late Alfred James and Lila Mae (Aldrich) Davis.

Her relatives say she enjoyed her flower gardening, cooking big meals for her family, reading, shopping, scrapbooking, photography and spending time with her grandchildren.

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