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WEYBRIDGE — A service of remembrance for Anne Marie Richard will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m., in the Weybridge Congregational Church, after which refreshments in the Fellowship Hall will be served. An internment of ashes will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Because of COVID precautions, social distancing will be necessary — masks are discretionary. It would help, therefore, to leave a message on the church answering system at 802-545-2579 or write to Anne Loseff on anne@loseff.gg if you wish to attend. All friends and associates of Rie’s are joyfully welcome.

FRANKLIN ROBBINS FISLER
MIDDLEBURY — Franklin Robbins Fisler, age 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at his home at the Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury. Frank was born in Trenton, N.J., on July 16, 1926. He was the son of Harry and Ada (Creeley) Fisler. He grew up in Pemberton, N.J., and in Ship Bottom N.J., on Long Beach Island. Throughout his life he remained grateful for time spent with friends and family near and on the ocean. He had many stories to tell of boating up and down the East Coast through hurricanes and halcyon days.  After graduating from Pemberton High School he served in...
BRIDPORT — Teja D. Tanner, 61, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at her home in Bridport. She was the daughter of Caroline (Wheeler) Delisle and Clement Roy Tanner. Her hobbies included driving for ACTR out of Middlebury, Vt. She  loved her coworkers and clients very much. She loved running her goat farm with her love Robert and helping her daughter Caroline Audy out with her horse rescue ranch. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and going camping with the love of her life, Robert Holmes. She loved all the colors of fall, and it is her favorite time of year. She loved her...

JACK WILLIAM WHIPPLE
MIDDLEBURY — Jack William Whipple, 90, of Middlebury, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. He was born Jan. 3, 1921, in Poultney, Vt., to Jack and Edith (Richardson) Whipple. Jack was a dairy farmer for many years. His hobbies included playing guitar, singing, and calling square dances. He was a member of the Champlain Valley Fiddlers, where he met his wife Olive Marie Mohan. He is survived by his wife, Olive Marie (Middlebury, Vt.); daughters Joy Smith and husband Warren (Forest Dale, Vt.), and Barbara Whipple (Forest Dale, Vt.); son Steve Whipple and wife Heidi (Cornwall, Vt.); sister-in-law Ruth...

FRANCIS “FRANK” GIRARD BROUGHTON
CORNWALL — Francis “Frank” Girard Broughton, 79, died peacefully on Oct. 7, 2021, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He died in the home he was born in on Nov. 20, 1941, in Cornwall, Vt. He was the son of Elmer and Geneva (Girard) Broughton. On Oct. 1, 1960, he married the love of his life, Mary Ann (Sauter), and they made their home in Cornwall and just celebrated 61 years of marriage. Frank graduated from Port Henry High School in N.Y. True to his motto of “plan your work and work your plan,” he set out to build a business. He began selling IBA veterinary supplies out of the trunk...

JANET RUTH (AMERMAN) COGGER
VERGENNES — Janet Ruth Cogger, 59, passed away peacefully with her loving husband by her side on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, Vt., after her hard-fought battle with cancer.  She was born June 16, 1962, in Morristown, N.J., the daughter of George “Boody” and Ruth (Smith) Amerman. Janet grew up in Morristown and Flanders, N.J., where she graduated from Mount Olive High School in 1980. She married her husband, Jeff, on May 18, 1985. They later relocated to Vergennes, Vt., in 1989 where she would reside for the rest of her life.  Janet enjoyed a 27-year career...

CATHERINE “CATHY” FORBES
NEWBURY, N.H. — Cathy Forbes was born on December 10, 1959 in Northfield, Vt. She peacefully passed away at her home in Newbury, N.H., on Oct. 6, 2021. Upon graduation from Middlebury Union High School in 1977, Cathy headed west to Colorado and Utah where she spent her free time skiing. In 1979, Cathy headed to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Meridian, Miss., where she would work in the fitness field. Finally in 1981, she headed back to Vermont, where she would start her family. In the summer of 1984, Cathy married Kyle Kelton and together they had two children, Audrey and Taylor. In 1989, Cathy...

ROBERT “BOB” D. GROWNEY
SHOREHAM — On Oct. 12, 2021, Robert “Bob” D. Growney, loving husband and father of five children and five grandchildren, passed away at the age of 80. Bob was born in Englewood, N.J., on April 30, 1941, to Joseph E. and Mildred (LaForce) Growney. The second of four children, Bob loved the outdoors, particularly hunting and working with wood. He strongly associated with his Irish heritage. He served in the U.S. Army, eventually obtaining the rank of Supply Sergeant. While in the army, he spent time in Alaska under the northern lights and in the woods in Washington State. He often spoke of...
WILLISTON — Josephine (Galvin) Haines of Williston, Vt., passed away Oct. 1, 2021. Josephine was born in Salisbury, Vt., the daughter of George and Florence (Gale) Galvin. She received her nursing degree from Mary Fletcher Hospital and worked as an OR nurse. On Sept. 21, 1945, she married Carleton Haines and their marriage lasted 70 years, until his death in 2015. Together they raised three children. She was active in the First Congregational Church of Essex Jct., the Burlington Garden club, and the UVM Medical Center auxiliary for many years. She enjoyed bird watching, golf, bowling,...

GRAYDON CHAPMAN KINGSLAND
CLEMSON, S.C. — Graydon Chapman Kingsland, 93, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, with family by his side.  He was born Aug. 28, 1928. Graydon was the son of Arthur and Eleanor Kingsland of Bristol, Vt. Graydon was raised in Bristol and spent the summers in Johnson, Vt., working on the family dairy farm. Graydon graduated from Bristol High School. After his service in the Navy he returned to Bristol and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont, master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. from Penn State. Graydon loved to travel and was...

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