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  • 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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  • 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.

Yvan Cote

ESSEX — Yvan “Ski” Cote, 65, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010, from 6-8 p.m. at the A.W. Rich Funeral Home — Essex Chapel. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 21, at 6 p.m. at A.W. Rich Funeral Home — Essex Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Moore officiating. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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Elise Barash

SHELBURNE — Elise Helen Ludeke Barash, a resident of Wake Robin in Shelburne, died peacefully with family at her side on May 14, 2010.

Remembrances can be made in Elise’s name to three organizations that she was especially passionate about: Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala.; Paralyzed Veterans of America; and South Starksboro Friends Meeting.

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Edna Fairbanks-Williams

HUBBARDTON — Edna Fairbanks-Williams, 77, of Hubbardton died Monday, May 10, 2010, in Castleton, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

A funeral service in celebration of her life was held Friday, May 14, at the Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven, led by Karen Lafayette, legislative advocate for the Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council.

A private burial will take place, at a later date, in Randolph Center Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Edna Fairbanks-Williams Memorial Fund, c/o Margaret Schribner, PO Box 1014, Castleton, VT 05735.

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Ernest Pomainville

SHOREHAM — Ernest Emile Pomainville, 82, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, surrounded by his family, at his home in Shoreham.

The family asks please, no flowers; instead, memorial gifts may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 574, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Mr. Pomainville was born in Brandon on Jan. 24, 1928. He was the son of Victor and Juliette (Desautels) Pomainville.

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Mary Rutter

BRIDPORT — Mary Owen Rutter, 77, passed away on Sunday May 9, 2010.

A memorial service will be held at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 22. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Activities Department, 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753.

The daughter of George Owen Jr. and Leonora Trafford, she was born in Boston, Mass., May 28, 1932.

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Violet Smith

BRISTOL — Violet Mae Smith, 75, of Bristol, died suddenly at her home May 9, 2010.

Calling hours will be at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Addison County Humane Society, 236 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753.

Her relatives say she spent her last years enjoying her family and recording music and her favorite television shows. She nurtured her family by cooking and being the central gathering place for them.

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Vernon Curtis

BRISTOL — Vernon F. Curtis, 89, of Bristol died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol.

Memorial contributions may be made to Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753.

He was born March 16, 1921, in Charlotte, the son of Frederick and Essie (Palmer) Curtis.

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Robert Gokey

WALTHAM — Robert Martin Gokey, 68, a lifelong resident of Waltham, died in his home on Friday, May 7, 2010, after a long battle with cancer.

The family will plan a private memorial service in the future at the Mountain View Cemetery in Essex.

Born March 5, 1942, he was the son of the late George L. Gokey and Esther Barker Gokey.

He was a graduate of Vergennes High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1964.

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Adah Knox

VERGENNES — Adah May (Hathaway) Knox, 92, died Friday May 7, 2010, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

She was born Aug. 11, 1917, in Hinesburg, the daughter of William and Lola (Burritt) Hathaway.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 11, at Cross Roads Chapel in Ferrisburgh. Interment will be at a later date. There were no public calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 11, Vergennes, VT 05491, or Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.

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Robert McClaran

LINCOLN — Robert D. McClaran, 86, of Lincoln died in the loving company of two of his children in Myrtle Beach, N.C., on April 29, 2010, six weeks following the death of Dotty McClaran, his wife of 68 years.

There will be an open memorial at the Ripton Community Church on Sunday, June 27, at 1 p.m. along with the burial of both Bob and Dotty’s ashes in the Cooks Cemetery in Ripton. There will be a potluck gathering at the Ripton Community House immediately following.

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

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