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RICHARD GOWEN

CLEARWATER, Fla. / MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Richard “Rick” Gowen, son of Philip and Elizabeth “Betty” Gowen, passed away July 26, 2015, in his sleep after a long battle with COPD.

Rick, who was born Feb. 18, 1953, lived in Clearwater, Florida, for the past 12 years where he earned the reputation as a highly skilled drummer in the county. His talent and love for music was second to none; he was one of the most in-demand drummers in the area.

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L. DENNIS PAQUETTE

MIDDLEBURY — Lucien Dennis Paquette, 69, of Middlebury passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, with his family by his side, at the Helen Porter HRC. 

The eldest of 12 children of Lucien and Loretta (pre-deceased) Paquette, Dennis was born and raised in Middlebury and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, Middlebury Union High School and the University of Vermont.

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GRAHAM PRINGLE

LINCOLN — Graham Francis Pringle, of Lincoln, died suddenly of a heart attack on July 6, 2015.

Born in the U.K. on November 23, 1931, he is survived by his wife Daphne and, in the U.K., by their son Ian, his wife Caroline and three granddaughters.

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JIM SULLIVAN

VERGENNES — Jim Sullivan of Vergennes, formerly of Bristol, died on Wednesday morning, Aug. 12, after a 7-year battle with Multiple Myeloma.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Monday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m. A complete obituary will appear in the Monday edition of the Addison Independent.

ARTHUR CLIFFORD

STARKSBORO — A celebration of life for Arthur E. Clifford, 91, a lifelong Starksboro resident who died Friday, April 17, 2015, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. at the pond in Starksboro. 

RICHARD SWEARINGIN

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Richard “Buckeye” Swearingen, 86, died on August 4, 2015.

Born July 22, 1929, in Columbus, Ohio, he was the only son of Truman and Helen (Loechler) Swearingen. Richard moved to Panama in 1939 with his parents. He spent the next 41 years living in the Canal Zone, where he became a master electrician working for the Panama Canal Company. Richard retired from the PCC in 1980 and moved to Ft. Collins, Colorado, where he worked an additional 20 years at Colorado State University as an electrician.

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Brendon Cousino, 30, native of Bristol

RICHMOND — Brendon P. Cousino, 30, of Richmond died tragically in an automobile accident on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

He was born in Bristol, Vt., on August 2, 1984, the son of Garry and Cynthia (Purinton) Cousino. He graduated from Mt. Abraham Union High School.

Stephanie Scott, 44, Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Stephanie Manning Scott of Middlebury and Colchester passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2015. She was born in Middlebury on March 17, 1971, to Arthea Jimmo Leggett and Martin Manning.

Stephanie was a free spirit who loved spending time with her family, friends and two dogs Rudy and Roo. She felt best when she was helping others. She was an LNA for many years at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury and Birchwood Manor in Colchester.

Elinor Walker, 82, native of Middlebury

WATERBURY, Conn. — Elinor Brown Walker, 82, of Waterbury passed away on July 25, 2015, at Porter Hospital after a short illness. Born in 1932 in Middlebury, Vt., she was the daughter of Milton and Gladys Brown. Valedictorian of her Middlebury High School class, she graduated with honors in 1954 from Middlebury College.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frederick William Walker II in 1983.

Mary Alice Rose memorial service

VERGENNES — A memorial service for Mary Alice Rose, who died at age 66 on Feb. 8, 2015, will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes and a reception will follow at Tony’s house.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.

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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: obits@addisonindependent.com
 


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