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Helen Foster

MIDDLEBURY — Helen Reed Foster, 91, of Middlebury, passed away at her home, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, after a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease.

A celebration of Helen’s life was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Congregational Church of Middlebury, with the Rev. Andrew Nagy-Benson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Foote Street Cemetery, Middlebury.

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Edgar Butterfield Sr.

MIDDLEBURY — Edgar Butterfield Sr. died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury with his family by his side. He was just 13 days shy of his 101st birthday.

Calling hours were held Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Sanderson Funeral Home on South Main Street in Middlebury. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. at Middlebury Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jill Robinson officiating. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol.

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Timothy Lucia

MANTENO, Ill. — Timothy Francis Lucia, 68, of Manteno, Ill., died Nov. 19, 2009, from complications of lung cancer and heart disease.

He was born Jan. 4, 1941, in Middlebury, the son of Francis and Marion (Palmer) Lucia.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his three children, Timothy Lucia and his wife Lori, Thomas Lucia and his wife Lisa, and Susan Barger and her husband Gary; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his sisters, Melanie Dickinson and her husband Everett, and Priscilla Bowen and her husband Joseph of Middlebury.

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Shirley LeCompte

VERGENNES — Shirley Evelyn Barrows LeCompte, 77, of Vergennes Residential Care in Vergennes, died Saturday, Nov. 20, after a long illness, surrounded by family and friends.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. at Fairmont Cemetery in Lee, Mass. Following the committal service the family will receive friends at the home of Steven and Ruth LeCompte at 125 Maple St. in Lee.

Donations may be made in Shirley’s name to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 11, Vergennes, VT 05491.

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Katherine Kocsis

BRADENTON, Fla./CHARLOTTE — Katherine Horsford Kocsis, 87, of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Charlotte, died at her home Nov. 10, 2009.

There will be no funeral service and memorial gatherings will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

She was born Aug. 27, 1922.

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Marion Christian

ORWELL — Marion Hazel Christian, 76, of Orwell died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Mountain View Center in Rutland.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Fair Haven Grade School, Attn: Wayne Cooke, 103 North Main St., Fair Haven, VT 05743, or to the Orwell First Response Squad, c/o Peter Ochs, 37 Needham Hill Road, Orwell, VT 05760.

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June Dwyer

LEICESTER — June Ruth Dwyer, 67, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at her home in Leicester after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The graveside committal service and burial will take place on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at noon in the family lot at Forest Dale Cemetery. Family and friends will share in the service. There are no public calling hours.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.

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James LaDuke

SUDBURY — James Alfred LaDuke, 62, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at the home where he was born in Sudbury.

The graveside committal service and burial took place on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Orwell. The Rev. Richard Esty, pastor of the Orwell Congregational Church, officiated.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Vermont Kidney Foundation, PO Box 244, Burlington, VT 05402.

He was born March 19, 1947. He was the son of Kenneth and Marion (Euber) LaDuke.

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Joan Landon

MIDDLEBURY — Joan (Johnson) Landon, 80, of Middlebury died at her home at The Lodge at Otter Creek, Tuesday, Nov. 17. She was surrounded by family and friends.

A memorial gathering will take place at The Lodge at Otter Creek on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 2:30 p.m.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Vermont Symphony or another good cause.

She was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 4, 1929, the oldest daughter of Earle and Grace (Conroy) Johnson.

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Madeline Wendel

BRISTOL — Madeline (Hurlburt) Wendel, 83, of Bristol died at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Thursday, Nov. 19, with her family by her side after a brief illness.

Calling hours were held at the Brown-McClay funeral home in Bristol on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. There was an Eastern Star service during calling hours. The funeral service was on Monday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, or to Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

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