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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

Amanda Andres

SHELBURNE — Amanda Anne (Breuhaus) Andres was born March 25, 1913, in Elmhurst, Illinois, the fourth child of Edward and Amanda (Hoelke) Breuhaus. She was known for most of her life as “Lovey” because, as her father declared, her name meant “worthy to be loved.” She lived up to her name.

She left her body to medical science.

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Mary Ellen Rotax

NORTH FERRISBURGH — Mrs. Mary Ellen Rotax, 76, passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at the Burlington Health & Rehabilitation Center in Burlington, from complications of breast cancer. She was born April 21, 1933, the ninth child of 10 to Arthur G. and Julia (Kelsey) LaFountain, in Cornwall.

Per Mrs. Rotax’s request, no calling hours or funeral services are available. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.

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Wilson Hack Jr.

NAPLES, Fla. — Wilson “Bill” Hack Jr., 77, a former Brandon, Vt., resident, died Dec. 7, 2009, at his home in Naples, with his loving wife by his side.

A memorial gathering was held Saturday, Dec. 19, at the home of his daughter Lorrie in Naples.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

He was born in Rutland, Vt., on June 15, 1932. He was the son of Madeline and Wilson Hack Sr. His mother later married Louis Altobell, who played a significant role as his stepfather.

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Oscar Mussaw

LEICESTER JUNCTION — Oscar Donald Mussaw, 75, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at his home in Leicester Junction.

A private funeral service will be held at a later date. Private burial, with military honors, will take place in the family lot at Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon. The Rev. Richard White, pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church, will officiate. A “Celebration of His Life” service will be announced at a later date.

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Florence O'Bryan

CLERMONT, Fla. — Florence Edna (Ladeau) O’Bryan, 83, of Clermont, Fla., died Dec. 10, 2009, of Alzheimer’s-related complications.

There will be no public funeral service or viewing at this time. A graveside service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation will be appreciated.

She was born in Bristol, Vt., March 21, 1926, the daughter of William and Louisa Ladeau.

She is survived by her husband, Vern O’Bryan. On Dec. 18, they would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

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Jean Rivers

BRANDON — Jean Marie Rivers, 52, died Nov. 26, 2009, at her home in Brandon.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763, or the Neshobe Golf Club, for flowers for the beautification of the back nine, PO Box 280, Brandon, VT 05733.

Friends may pay their respects to the family on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

A private memorial service “In Celebration of Her Life” will be held at a later date.

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Janet Whitten

PANTON — Janet Baldwin Whitten, 68, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Burial will be private. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 18, from noon up to the hour of the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Addison County Humane Society, 236 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753.

She was born May 30, 1941, in Scotland, the daughter of William and Jessie Muir Nelson.

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Virginia Sedelnick

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Virginia “Gena” (Posnak) Sedelnick, 87, of North Chelmsford, Mass., died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at the Heritage Nursing Care Center in Lowell, Mass.

A funeral was held Monday, Dec. 14, at the Dolan Funeral Home in Chelmsford with burial in the Russian Brotherhood Cemetery in Westford. Contributions may be made to the Greater Lowell VNA and Hospice, P.O. Box 1965, Lowell, MA 01853.

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Alma Ringer

VERGENNES — Alma A Ringer, 93, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Vergennes Residential Care.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 12, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes, with interment in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Champlain Valley Elderly Services, 112 Exchange St., Middlebury, VT 05753, or Vergennes Residential Care, 34 North St., Vergennes, VT 05491.

She was born May 30, 1916, in East Orange, N.J., the daughter of Henry and Maude (Bedell) Altengarten.

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Alma Ringer

VERGENNES — Alma A Ringer, 93, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Vergennes Residential Care.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 12, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes, with interment in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Champlain Valley Elderly Services, 112 Exchange St., Middlebury, VT 05753, or Vergennes Residential Care, 34 North St., Vergennes, VT 05491.

She was born May 30, 1916, in East Orange, N.J., the daughter of Henry and Maude (Bedell) Altengarten.

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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.

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He/She was predeceased by names of immediate family members.

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