BRISTOL — Olive H. Case, 88, of Bristol passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Vergennes.
She was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Bristol, the daughter of Alic and Frances (Grant) Hammond.
She attended the one-room Bristol Flats schoolhouse and Bristol High School where she graduated in 1942. On June 15, 1945, she married Warren Case of Middlebury, and they worked together at various businesses for 49 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Warren Case, on July 6, 1994.
MIDDLEBURY — Mable M. Cyr, 91, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.
Born Sept. 19, 1921, in Willsboro, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Flora (Lambert) Thorpe. At age 3, she moved with her family to Vermont where she lived the rest of her life.
She was a graduate of Vergennes High School, class of 1940.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Robert H. Sorrell, 79, of Allentown died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Margaret Sorrell. They celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on July 25, 2012.
Born in Vergennes, Vt., he was a son of the late Harold and Catherine (Casey) Sorrell. He was a construction worker for R.L. Reppert in Allentown for 25 years. He served his country during the Korean War on the aircraft carrier USS Boxer. His relatives say he loved spending time with his family and enjoyed all types of music.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — Lucienne Murray “Lucy” Borthwick, 100, peacefully entered heaven on March 7, 2013, in Zephyrhills, Fla. She was born in St. Isidore DePrescott, Ontario, Canada, on Dec. 29, 1912, to John and Alberta (St. Denis) Chartrand.
Lucy moved to Bradenton, Fla., in 1976. She became active in the Sacred Heart Church, Ladies Guild Rosary Makers and served daily bread for 25 years.
FAIRFIELD, Maine — Allan Dickey of Fairfield, ME, passed away on Feb. 16, 2013.
Allan was born in Waterville ME, Feb. 21, 1929, the son of George and Vida Marcia Dickey, of Fairfield. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1951 and was employed by H.P. Hood and Sons for 37 years, which brought him to Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine until his retirement in 1990. Allan was very proud to be a Mason and was a member of the Dorchester Lodge of Vermont. He was predeceased by his parents; and his first wife, Etta (Robinson).
BRANDON — David Gibson, age 88, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury, following a long illness due to a stroke.
He was born in Ayrshire County, Scotland, on Sept. 29, 1924. He was the son of David Sr. and Agnes Munn Gibson. David received his early education in Purchase, N.Y., near Strathglass Farm where he grew up, and worked the farm with dairy cattle.
FREEPORT, Maine/MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Ella May “Peanut” Lacey, 85, a longtime resident of Middlebury, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Freeport Nursing and Rehabilitation in Freeport, Maine.
Born in Middlebury, Feb. 21, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Ella May (Burbee) Highter.
She was a graduate of Middlebury High School, class of 1947. She was a seamstress employed by Geiger Brothers of Austria prior to her retirement.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Lee A. Maiden Jr., 89, died March 11, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla.
He was born in Barre, Vt., to the late Laura Whitcomb Maiden and Lee A. Maiden Sr. and attended Spaulding High School. After serving in the Navy on the USS McCormick, he returned to Vermont and married his high school sweetheart, Mary Helen Clark. They resided in Middlebury, Vt. While Lee was employed as a branch manager with Boyertown Casket Co. he lived in Delmar, N.Y., and Pottstown, Pa.
MIDDLEBURY — Cecile E. Marcotte died peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Helen Porter Nursing Home, Middlebury, Vermont.
She was born on June 8, 1924, on the family farm in Charlotte to Domina and Lea (Benoit) Aube. She spent her youth working on the family until she married Leo G. Marcotte in 1946.
She attended schools in Charlotte and Shelburne and in 1955 started Mt. Philo Motors with her former husband Leo. They ran the business until the mid 1980s and Leo passed away in 1985.
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