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BURLINGTON — Nicole J. Crawford, 38, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. She was born in Middlebury on Dec. 6, 1982, the daughter of David A. and Stacey (Warner) Rochon. She was employed at Champlain Farms Convenience Stores and Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant for a time. Along with her children, she leaves her mother, Stacey Leggett and stepfather, George Leggett; her father, David Rochon and step-mother, Mary Rochon; her siblings, Danielle and Chip Bugbee and Chelsea Rochon, and numerous step-siblings; her paternal grandmother, Margaret Rochon; and many aunts, uncles and extended family...

MIDDLEBURY — Edward McEachern Foster, a longtime resident of Middlebury, Vt., and Cape Coral, Fla., passed away peacefully at The Arbors at Shelburne on Sept. 9, 2021. He was 88 years old. The son of Dana Eddy and Ellis Foster, Ed spent his teenage years working at Persons and Foster Garage, a Chrysler-Plymouth franchise that became a central part of his life and formed his love of cars. Ed graduated from Middlebury High School in 1951. He attended the University of Vermont, where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity and met his wife of 61 years, Carolyn Knapp. He graduated from UVM’s...
BURLINGTON — Norman E. Groleau, 78, passed away on Sept. 2, 2021, at the University of Vermont Medical Center after no longer being able to overcome the uncertainty of the illness he was facing. Norm was born on Sept. 18, 1942, in Brookfield, Vt., the son of Patrick and Georgiana Groleau. Norm was happily married to Claire (Crete) Groleau for almost 56 years. They raised four sons and did a lot of camping. They were in total harmony on the dance floor. Norm and Claire had a wonderful life and were able to truly enjoy retirement. They traveled cross country and spent winters in Florida and...

VERGENNES — George W. Hallock II 38, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, upon arrival at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born March 10, 1983, in Middlebury, the son of George W. Hallock Sr. and Karen Cormier. George grew up in Vergennes and attended local schools. He worked as a mechanic, fabricator and welder in Addison County. George enjoyed riding motorcycles, cooking, building things and helping others. He is survived by his father, George W. Hallock Sr., of New Haven; by his mother, Karen Sheppeard, of Rutland...
MONKTON — It was the wish of Roger Layn, who died Oct. 5, 2020, that once he was gone, family and friends would gather to tell jokes, shoot the breeze, and have a good time. Join us for an informal gathering on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Monkton Fire House, 3747 States Prison Hollow Road, from  2-4 p.m., to honor Roger.
STARKSBORO — A remembrance of life for David Mason and Bette Mason, who died respectively March 26, 2020, and Feb. 18, 2021, will be held outdoors at the Cota Field Pavilion in Starksboro on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. The graveside service precedes at Green Mount Cemetery in Starksboro at 2 p.m. If convenient, please bring a lawn chair to the pavilion. A refreshment of cookies and beverages will be served. All are joyfully welcome to either or both gatherings.

MIDDLEBURY — Karl Neuse, born on July 27, 1941, in Middlebury, to parents Werner and Eloise Francke Neuse, died at home surrounded by his loving family, on Sept. 14, 2021. A man who prided himself on “not getting very far,” he spent his life in Middlebury, leaving only to attend Northfield-Mount Hermon (1959), Williams College (1963), and earning his law degree at Georgetown University (1966). Karl was a law clerk in Underwood and Lynch before opening his own practice in 1972. Driven by a desire to be a country lawyer, he became Vermont’s first Public Defender with a commitment to ensure...
NEW HAVEN — A graveside service for Ruth Paraskevopoulos, who died Dec. 17, 2020, is planned for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven.

BRANDON — Maurice Adrien Quesnel, age 80, passed peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 11, following a short illness, at his home in Brandon. Mr. Quesnel was born in Shoreham on June 21, 1941. He was the son of Lucien and Dorothy (Desrocher). He grew up in Shoreham and received his education in Shoreham and Orwell schools. In his earlier years he worked the family farm. He later spent 35 years at the Shoreham Apple Co-Op. After their closing he joined the staff at Vermont Apple in Westminster for the next five years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1969...
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.


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