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Roberta Anderson

ADDISON — Roberta E. Anderson, 68, of Potash Bay, Addison, died Monday, Oct 4, 2010.
She was born in Bronx, N.Y., on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1942. She was the daughter of Arthur and Roberta Gadski.

A Mass in celebration of her life was held Saturday, Oct. 9, at St. Peter’s Church, Vergennes.

She graduated from Preston High School in 1959 and attended Rutgers University.

While working at a bank in Peekskill, N.Y., she met her husband, John Anderson. They were married in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., on Aug. 28, 1965.

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Rev. Olson Clark

FOREST DALE, Vt./HOUGHTON, N.Y. — The Rev. Olson W. Clark, 92, former pastor of the Forest Dale Wesleyan Church and formerly Forest Dale, died on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigu, N.Y.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Houghton Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. Dr. Wesley Oden officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Houghton.

He was born on March 9, 1918 in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Lewis and Alice Wright Clark.

In 1945 he married Lila M. Durling at Walderon Wesleyan Church in Walderon, Mich.

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Robert MacLachlan

PERKINSVILLE — Robert D. MacLachlan Sr., 69, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 6, 2010, at his home in Perkinsville.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

He was born Oct. 7, 1940, in Manchester, Conn., the son of Douglas R. and Eleanor S. (Porterfield) MacLachlan. He attended schools in Manchester and Coventry, Conn., and graduated from Manchester Union High School in 1958.

He served in the United States Army.

He married Beverley Briggs on April 15, 1965, in Manchester, Conn.

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Richard Louis Bullock

SALISBURY — Richard Louis Bullock, age 79, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

The graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will follow the mass, in Farmingdale Veterans Cemetery in Middlebury.

Following the ceremony the family will receive friends at the Middlebury American Legion Post 27, for a time of fellowship and remembrance.

Dick was born in Middlebury on March 10, 1931. He was the son of Frank and Margaret (Smith) Bullock.

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Eleanor Blacklock Huestis

BRIDPORT — Eleanor B. Huestis, 84, died Friday evening, Oct. 1, 2010, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation after a long courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Bridport Grange Hall on Route 22A in Bridport. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

She was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Middlebury, the daughter of Leon and Ruth (Payne) Blacklock.
She married Daniel Huestis Sept. 21, 1945, in West Addison. Together they owned and operated the Huestis Dairy Farm and Huestis Farm Supply for many years.

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Beverly Knight

VERGENNES — Beverly Ellen Knight, 55, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes.

She was born June 13, 1955, in Bellows Falls, the daughter of James Forrest and Margurite Knight.

Her relatives say she was a loving woman whose greatest joy was being with people. She is survived by her “adopted family,” the Desjardins, and many friends in the area.

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Irene Lavoie

NEW HAVEN/BRISTOL — Irene Caroline Lavoie, 101, died on Oct. 3, 2010.
She was born May 20, 1909, the daughter of Joseph and Wilamina (Belanger) Duford in a suburb of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Oct. 5, in St. Genevieve Cemetery in Shoreham. The Rev. Skip Baltz of St. Mary’s Church, Brandon, officiated.

At the age of 2 she moved with her large family to Lyndonville. At age 14 she was doing housework for four area families. When she was 18, she began working for a Mrs. Chase, making maple candy, a job she held for 7 years.

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Kenneth Perkins

WEYBRIDGE — Kenneth John Perkins, 90, of Weybridge died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in the home he grew up in, surrounded by his family.

A graveside service was held Thursday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Weybridge Hill Cemetery in Weybridge. A gathering will followed at the Weybridge Congregational Church. The Rev. Daniel Wright officiated.

He was born to Robert B. and Jennie J. (Ploof) Perkins on Oct. 6, 1919, in Cornwall. He was raised in Weybridge and as a young boy worked on various farms in Addison County.

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Shari Mumford Watters

BAREFOOT BAY, Fla. — Shari E. Mumford Watters, 60, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, when her home caught on fire in Barefoot Bay, Fla.

At her request there will be no formal funeral service.

She was born in Brandon, Vt., on Aug. 13, 1950. She was the daughter of Judson and Eleanor (Grenon) Mumford Sr.

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Robert Wilcox

KISSEE MILLS, Mo. — Robert G. Wilcox, 83, of Kissee Mills, formerly of Sudbury, Vt., died Sept. 24, 2010, after a long illness.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel, 16560 US Highway 160, Forsyth.

He was born May 29, 1927, in Long Island, N.Y., the only son of Robert K. and Mary Wilcox. He attended Hampstead Schools on Long Island and Hofstra College. He pursued an engineering career with numerous companies, including Simmonds Precision.
He married Marjorie Denis on Sept. 13, 1952, in Middlebury.

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