MIDDLEBURY — Adrienne Helen Taylor (née Kempf) died peacefully at home on July 4, 2019, in Middlebury, Vt., at the age of 85.
Adrienne was born on June 29, 1934, in Staten Island, N.Y., to George and Elizabeth (Donovan) Kempf. She was the youngest of five children. She spent her childhood in Staten Island before moving to Michigan as a young adult to pursue a career as a flight attendant for Capital Airlines. Adrienne met her husband Franklin N. Taylor, a pilot for the airline, and they married Sept. 19, 1960, and then lived in Ypsilanti, Mich., where their three children were born. They...
MIDDLEBURY — Lucille M. Smith, 88, died July 11, 2019, at Helen Porter Heath and Rehab.
Lucy retired from Standard Register where she worked as a Plate Room Supervisor. In the years prior to that, during the 50’s and 60’s, she co-owned Smith’s Park Diner along-side her husband and brother-in-law. You could often find family and friends gathered there for coffee, food and camaraderie. She also worked at Calvi’s on Main St. in Middlebury, which was a perfect fit considering her sweet tooth.
She is survived by her daughter Anna Smith, her brothers Rael Mayer and Raymond Mayer, and her sisters...
MIDDLEBURY — Cary Hayward Marshall, Sr., 95, passed away Friday morning, July 12, 2019, at his home after a long illness surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Whitehall, N.Y. the son of Manley D. and Jennie (Thompson) Marshall.
Cary graduated from Middlebury High School class of 1941, then attended trade school in St. Johnsbury for two years.
He was drafted into the United States Army during WWII where he received the Purple Heart from injuries sustained during the war.
Cary married Joyce Goodrich on Jan. 6, 1944. They celebrated 75 years of marriage this past January...
MIDDLEBURY — Marjorie Ann Jerome, 80, passed away Fri., July 12, 2019, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.
She was born Apr. 17, 1939, in Randolph, Vt., and daughter of Lyman and Marion (Ryan) Dike.
She enjoyed reading, bingo, and traveling to the ocean on Hampton Beach.
Marjorie is survived by her husband of 61 years Howard J. Jerome Sr.; seven children, Melody Wolcott, Marlou Packer, Lyman Jerome, Lucas Jerome, Pearle Jerome, Pricilla Latreille and Howard J. Jerome, Jr.; 10 grandchildren; a great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased...
MIDDLEBURY — Leonard “Buzz” E. Bussiere, Jr. 83, died Oct. 26, 2018. Graveside services with full military honors, will be held in Farmingdale Cemetery in Middlebury, Thurs., July 25, 2019, at 11 a.m.
MIDDLEBURY — Arthur Reginald Boise "Bud" passed away on Sun., July 14, 2019, at Shard Villa in Salisbury with his family by his side. Bud was born in 1925 in Cornwall, Vermont, the son of Louis Joseph Boise, Sr. and Victoria (Marrott) Boise. He was predeceased by his wife Lucille N. Boise.
Bud and Lucille loved to travel and go out dancing, riding their motorcycle and enjoyed their home, family and friends.
Bud is survived by his daughter, Judith and her husband John DeBouter, his granddaughter, Shelley DeBouter and his great granddaughter, Sarah DeBouter as well as nieces and nephews.
Compliments, appreciation, and congratulations are extended to the selectboards of Weybridge and Middlebury as well as the construction company for the completion of the sidewalk from Weybridge Street to the connection on Seymour Street.
This addition is, first of all, a massive improvement regarding the safety of walkers, runners and bikers as well as a wonderful way to exercise utilizing a two-mile loop.
Thank you for completing this project, which both communities worked on together. This sidewalk will serve the needs of both communities for decades to come.
Kevin and Garreth Parizo,...
If you’ve walked around downtown Middlebury at dusk this winter, you’ve seen them: thousands of crows streaming across the sky, gathering in trees, raucously caw-cawing. What are they doing? How many are there? Have there always been so many crows in Middlebury?
We got in touch with Ron Payne of the Otter Creek Audubon Society, to get the scoop on the flock. “I haven’t gotten a good count this year, but from what I’ve seen, the flock doesn’t seem larger than it has been in the past few years,” he admitted. “But big flocks in the village are still a relatively new thing, only becoming common...
At Quarry Hill School in Middlebury, November is all about Stone Soup. Three- and 4-year-olds spend the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving immersing themselves in the classic tale — and preparing for a feast. They chop vegetables, make bread, churn butter, decorate stones and write menus and invitations. It all culminates in a big party, with songs and soup, at school with their families.
Carol's Hungry Mind closed for good on August 8, 2018. The coffee shop on Middlebury's Merchant's Row has served as a bustling gathering place for more than 13 years. We stopped in to chat with owner John Melanson, and his loyal regulars, on the last day of business.