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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: 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.
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Paul Kemp

CORNWALL — Paul M. Kemp, 73, passed away peacefully at home on Friday Feb. 11, 2011.

He was born Sept. 11, 1937, in Salisbury, the son of the late Mason and Etta (Baker) Kemp.

Paul was a graduate of Middlebury High School. He enjoyed mowing his lawns, feeding his birds, gardening, and brushing his cat Troy and was an avid sports watcher. He was an active participant of the Cornwall Congregational Church and a former member of the Cornwall Fire Department.

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Ronald Gorton

BRISTOL — Ronald D. Gorton Sr., 64, of Bristol passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family after a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Hinesburg on Sept. 22, 1946, the son of Ila Pecor and Lyle Gorton.

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Katherine Chase

SHELBURNE — Katherine W. “Kate” Chase, 93, of Shelburne passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. 

Kate was born on April 1, 1917, in Duluth, Minn., the daughter of Raymond J. and Nannie (McCormic) Willcuts. She was raised in Superior, Wis., and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Superior in 1939.

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Ann Broughton

MIDDLEBURY — Ann Reba Broughton, age 76, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at her home surrounded by family and friends, following a prolonged illness.

Ann was born in Cornwall on Aug. 23, 1934; she lived in, and loved, Addison County all her life. She retired from Middlebury College after 31 years, where she enjoyed the interaction with the faculty, students and friends she made there. Ann was a long time league bowler. She loved square dancing and playing cards with friends. She was a voracious reader throughout her life.

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Marie Anne Converse

BRANDON — Marie Anne “Aunt Honey” Converse, 72, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Brandon on Feb. 1, 1939. She was the daughter of Howard and Marie (LaRock) Peer. She received her early education in local Brandon schools. In her earlier years she worked at Fellows Gearshaper in Springfield and later at Weyerhaeuser Plywood Manufacturing Co. in Hancock for several years.

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Mary Estus

BRISTOL — Mary L. (St. Pierre) Estus of Bristol, 84, died peacefully Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, surrounded by family, after a short illness.

She was born April 28, 1926, in St. Albans, the daughter of Edward and Charolett (King) St. Pierre.

In her early years she worked on the farms she and her husband Earl lived on. In the 1950s the family moved to Massachusetts to a farm they lived on for 50 years.

Her family says she enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens and spending time with her grandchildren.

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Maurice LaRock

FOREST DALE — Maurice Arthur “Moe” LaRock, 60, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction.

He was born in Rutland on March 21, 1950. He was the son of Arnold John and Phyllis (Bishop) LaRock.

He grew up in Forestdale and received his early education in local Brandon schools. He graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1968.

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Ildiko Polony

 

BRANDON —Ildiko Margaret Ann Polony, 69, of Brandon died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

She was born in Budapest, Hungary, on July 1, 1941. She was the daughter of John Janos and Katalin (Tribolt) Polony. She immigrated to Bavaria, the Black Forest Region, after the war and then came to Kansas City, Mo., in 1951, as part of the Displaced Persons Program. The Westport Presbyterian Church in Kansas City was her sponsor.

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John Henry Vautier

NEW HAVEN — John Henry Vautier, 58, of New Haven passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, with his son, Braham, at his side.

He was born July 19, 1952, in St. Albans, the son of Henry “Red” and Hilda (Forster) Vautier.

John was a patriot. He served his country for 25 years. These years included a tour with the US Navy and 21 years in the Vermont Army National Guard, including a one-year deployment to Bosnia. At the time of his retirement, he was a crew chief on a Black Hawk and his rank was staff sergeant.

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Katherine Atherton

 

MIDDLEBURY/WHITTIER, Calif. — Katherine B. Atherton, 82, passed away peacefully at her home in Whittier on Feb. 3, 2011. She was born in Middlebury, Vt., on Feb. 24, 1928, the daughter of Joseph and Rena (Aldrich) Munson.

She was a graduate of Middlebury High School and graduated from Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Mass., in 1948.

Nov. 7, 1953, Katherine married B. Fredrick Atherton in Middlebury, Vt., at St. Mary’s Church. They lived in Waterbury before moving to Whittier in 1957. He predeceased her Aug. 23, 2003.

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