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George McLeod Kneeshaw

PANTON — George McLeod Kneeshaw, 91, died at home in Panton on March 2, 2011, with his family and friends by his side. He was born in Guilford, Ontario, Canada, on March 20, 1919.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Martha (Brown) Kneeshaw; two daughters, Marijean and Bill Williams of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands and Ruthann and Steve Stanley of Warner, N.H.; five grandchildren;  and three great-grandchildren.

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Betty E. Smith

MIDDLEBURY — Betty E. Smith, 68, of Middlebury died Sunday morning, March 6, 2011, with her family by her side at Porter Medical Center.

She was born July 14, 1942, in New Haven, the daughter of the late Burt and Agnes K. (Hutchins) Harrington.

She was of Baptist religion. Her family says she enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking, watching television and talking on the phone. Betty’s family was very important to her and they say she was always there to help others when needed.

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Gordon D. Spooner

NEW HAVEN — Gordon D. Spooner, 47, of New Haven died Monday morning, March 7, 2011, at the VA hospital in White River Junction after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born May 18, 1963, in Middlebury, the son of Reginald Spooner and Irene (Chaffee) Spooner.

He was a graduate of Middlebury High School, class of 1981. After graduation he entered the United States Army and served in the invasion of Grenada and also in Germany and Fort Bragg, N.C., as a guard and military policeman.

He was a carpenter and worked for A 1 Construction.

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PAUL H. MCGUINNESS

 

BRISTOL — Paul Hepburn McGuinness, 79, of Bristol, formerly of Attleboro, Westfield and Westwood, Mass., died peacefully at his home on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, after a heroic nine-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was the devoted husband of the late “Jodie” Joy McGuinness, to whom he was married for nearly 55 years, and father of Laurie Kroll of Bristol and Karen St. Martin of Norton, Mass. 

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Dorothy Florence Sutherland

 

BRANDON — Dorothy Florence Sutherland, 92, of Brandon died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, surrounded by her family, at her home in Brandon.

She was born in Allendale, N.J., on May 1, 1918. She was the only daughter of Bertram and Florence (Darrow) Sneden. She received her early education in Allendale and Waldwick, N.J., schools and graduated from Ramsey (N.J.) High School.

On Oct. 24, 1936, she married Albert L. Sutherland Sr., in Airmont, N.Y., who predeceased her in 2002.

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NORMAN ERASTUS LAFAYETTE

 

 

BRISTOL — Norman Erastus LaFayette II, 57, of Bristol died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Porter Hospital.

He logged with his family for most of his younger years and was one of the last loggers to log in the “Big Basin.” His relatives say he was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time with his family. They say he was a great husband, father, papa, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was well known for selling the best fresh corn and vegetables in Bristol.

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Roy W. Dyke

BRISTOL — Roy W. Dyke, 54, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in Bristol after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 15, 1956, in Middlebury, the son of Ernest and Lura Jackson Dyke.

He graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School and coached wrestling for two years. He was a certified master technician. He owned and operated Roy’s Automotive for 26 years and was known for his honesty. He also served on the Bristol zoning board and planning commission.

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GRACE CLARA (KEEFE) CASEY

 

HINESBURG — Grace Clara (Keefe) Casey of Hinesburg died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011.

She was born in Richmond on June 28, 1917, the daughter of John and Ruth (Gillette) Keefe. She married Francis Casey and in 1946. They bought their house and farm in Hinesburg and raised their family there.

She was a lifelong member of Saint Jude Roman Catholic Church in Hinesburg.

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RUSSELL R. PRESTON SR.

 

VERGENNES — Russell R. Preston Sr., 83, of Vergennes died Sunday, Feb. 27, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness.

He was born March 19, 1927, in Randolph, the son of Raymond and Margaret (Taft) Preston.

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Robert Ryan

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Robert Edward Ryan, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at his home in East Middlebury.

He was born in Whiting on Oct. 12, 1927. He was the son of Robert Leo and Irene (Swenor) Ryan. He received his education in local Whiting schools.

He joined the United States Army in April 1946, completed training and was honorably discharged in August 1946 but was recalled during the Korean Conflict. He served in Korea until his second honorable discharge.

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