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ALICE RINGER

MIDDLEBURY/VERGENNES — Alice W. Ringer, 87, formerly of Vergennes, died Saturday evening, Aug. 2, 2014, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.

Born Feb. 17, 1927, in Middletown Springs, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Gladys (Pickett) Wallace.

Alice attended local school in Middletown Springs and was a graduate of Vergennes High School, class of 1946.

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HAROLD FORTIER

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Harold L. Fortier, 84, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away on July 26, 2014.

Harold was born in Orwell, Vt., to Laurence and Florence Fortier on Feb. 2, 1930. Harold spent most of his adult life on Long Island, New York. He was a life member of the Williston Park Fire Department.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Sarah Ann Fortier.

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GRACE LYONS

BRANDON — Grace Ann Lyons, 81, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Wintergreen Residential Care in Brandon.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 18, 1932. She was the daughter of John and Blanche (Guise) Hydell. She grew up in Brooklyn where she received her early education and graduated from Bishop McDonald High School, class of 1950.

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LINDA BASLOW

MIDDLEBURY — Linda S. Baslow, 66, a lifelong resident of Middlebury, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Porter Hospital following a sudden illness.

Born in Salisbury May 19, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Laurette Whitney.

She was employed as a home healthcare worker and was retired. She was a graduate of Middlebury Union High School. 

Her relatives say she was a very dedicated mother and grandmother, always willing to selflessly help her family and others. She will be greatly missed.

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BERTHA COUNTER

RUTLAND — Bertha Mae Counter, 72, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Middlebury on Nov. 23, 1941. She was the daughter of Leonard and Lena (Clark) Dukette. She grew up in Salisbury where she received her early education.

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CARLETON DeCOSTER

MONKTON — Carleton Albert DeCoster, 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Monkton on July 28. His family says he was a man of famously few words, informed by great wisdom and a wonderfully dry wit.

Born in Lewiston, Maine, Sept. 19, 1943, he lived the simple yet rich life of an avid outdoorsman, becoming a husband, father and grandfather along the way. He served honorably with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Relatives say he will be missed by the friends and hunting buddies he met with daily at Vermont Field Sports in Middlebury.

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IRENE HART

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CAROLYN HUTTON

SALISBURY/ORWELL — Carolyn Park Hutton, 90, formerly of Orwell, died Monday morning, July 28, 2014, at Shard Villa in Salisbury.

Born Jan. 15, 1924, in West Point, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Ella Pearl (McMickel) Park.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and founder of the Dewees Cochran Foundation Inc. in Vermont in 1980. Her family says she enjoyed flower gardening and her pets.

She was a legal secretary and had also been a real estate agent.

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PAULINE KNOWLTON

VERGENNES — Pauline Anne Knowlton, 76, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her home in Vergennes.

She was born in Newton, Mass., on July 19, 1938. She was the daughter of Malcolm and Marjorie (Bosworth) Stewart. She grew up in Wellesley Hills, Mass., where she received her early education. She graduated from Wellesley High School, class of 1956.

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FRANCES MCDERMOTT

BRISTOL — Frances Mary McDermott, 94, of Bristol, Vt., peacefully passed from this world and joined her Lord on Sunday morning, the 27thof July at 7:20 a.m. at the Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. Frances was born in Bristol on July 30, 1919, to Ira and Dora Ward White, the youngest of 7 children.

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