GRANVILLE — Richard Emery Eaton, 70, of Granville died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Gifford Medical Center.
He was born April 17, 1943, in Randolph, the son of Maurice and Minnie (Boutwell) Eaton of Hancock.
He graduated from Rochester High School in 1962.
On Aug. 29, 1970, he married Gilda Foley in Hancock. They were married for 42 years.
He started his own business, Richard’s Autobody, in Granville in 1971. He also worked at Advanced Illuminations before retiring.
RIPTON — An interment service for Virginia Lazarus, 60, of Ripton, who died Dec. 22, 2012, will be held on May 25, 2013, at noon at Galvin Cemetery, Ripton (2 miles east of the town, just before Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf campus). Friends and neighbors are invited to join to pay their respects. ◊
PORT HENRY, N.Y. — Edward J. Ricard, age 76, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Center in Burlington with his daughters at his side. He was born in Middletown Springs, Vt., on Aug. 31, 1936, the son of Manuel and Eleanor (McLaughlin) Ricard.
He attended Brandon High School in Brandon, Vt., and married Phyllis Mosher in 1955. Mr. Ricard was a logger and operated heavy equipment.
MIDDLEBURY — Patience Norton “Pat” Sisters, 89, a lifelong resident of the Vergennes area, died May 2, 2013, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.
Born Nov. 18, 1923, in Vergennes, she was the daughter of Donald H. Norton and Gertrude Piper Flanders.
BRISTOL — A graveside service for Mildred Rachel Terry of Burlington, who died Feb. 19, 2013, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, in Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol.
BURLINGTON — Kathleen M. Brown, 84, of Burlington died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Care.
She was born in Panton on July 1, 1928, the daughter of Warren E. and Bessie (Fish) White.
She married Robert Brown in January of 1943 and they raised four children, three of whom survive: Donald Brown of Burlington, Diane Brown of Panton and Barbara Bilodeau of Pensacola, Fla. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a large extended family.
CLARENDON SPRINGS — William Richard Christian Jr., 53, of Clarendon Springs died Thursday evening, May 16, 2013, on his 21st wedding anniversary with his wife by his side at the Rutland Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 20, 1959, in Middlebury, the son of William and Shirley (Johnson) Christian Sr.
He grew up in Orwell and attended Fair Haven Union High School.
He served in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge.
MIDDLEBURY — Eleanor F. Cline, 84, of Middlebury died May 9, 2013. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 23, at 11 a.m. at the Founders Room at the Lodge at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Road, Middlebury.
A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Independent.
GRANVILLE —Richard Emery Eaton, 70, of Granville died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Gifford Medical Center. A graveside service will be held Friday, May 24, at 2 p.m. at the Hancock Cemetery.
A full obituary will appear in Thursday’s Addison Independent.
BRISTOL — Ruth N. (Tatro) Rivers, 90, a longtime resident of Bristol and New Haven, died May 17, 2013, in Middlebury.
She was born in Bristol, daughter of William J. and Sarah E. (Luufkin) Tatro, on May 3, 1923.
She was employed for 10 years by Van Raalte Co. as a seamstress, then supervisor and in 1963 was assistant floor lady. She worked several years at Drake and Smith Co.
She was a den mother in the Cub Scouts in New Haven in the 1950s. She also taught Sunday school in New Haven and Lincoln for many years.
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