Obituaries


EUGENIO BONANO-FUENTES
02/20/2020
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — Eugenio Bonano-Fuentes passed away peacefully on Feb. 16, 2020, at the age of 81, after a brave battle with cancer. He was born on Dec. 13, 1938, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, son of Gabriel and Ines (Fuentes) Bonano. Eugenio began his military career by enlisting in the Puerto Rico National Guard in 1954. He married his high school sweetheart and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1958. His 24-year military career included a tour of duty as an artilleryman with the 9th ID in Vietnam from 1966-1967. Eugenio was awarded the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm (Unit),...

ALAN SERAFIN
02/20/2020
BILLINGS, Mont. — With deep sadness we announce the death of Alan Serafin on Jan. 30, 2020, at the age of 49. Alan died tragically after crashing his truck near his home in Billings, Mont. Born April 22, 1970, to David and Linda Serafin in Burlington, Vt., Alan was the third of four children — little brother to both Deborah and David Jr., and big brother to Gail. Alan attended Bristol schools through sophomore year, at which time he became a member of the Middlebury Union High School graduating class of 1988. Alan enjoyed soccer, football and lacrosse team sports but much preferred a solitary...

FRANCES JOHNSON WARREN
02/20/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Mrs. Frances Johnson Warren, age 89, died Friday, Feb. 14, at EastView at Middlebury, Middlebury, Vt. Frances was born Aug. 9, 1930, to RB Johnson and Myrtle Dewar Johnson in Chalybeate Springs, N.C. She graduated from LaFayette High School in Kipling, N.C., and earned a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of North Carolina.  While at the University, Frances worked as a technician at the School of Dentistry from 1953 to 1955. Marriage to Dr. William A. Leach in 1955 resulted in Frances moving to Springfield, Vt.  There she loved (and excelled at) raising...

ROBERT WHITMAN
02/20/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Robert Whitman, a long-time resident of Middlebury, Vt., and late of St. Albans, Vt., died on Feb. 14, 2020. He was born on Oct. 23, 1928, in Middlebury to Leon and Bertha Whitman. He was a graduate of Middlebury High School in the class of 1947. Bob married his high school sweetheart, Janice Myrick, in 1949. He was employed by Simmonds Precision Products in Vergennes for over forty years. After retirement Bob enjoyed 20 years working in the Athletics Department at Middlebury College. Robert was a life-long participant at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury and a member of...

DOUGLAS RAYMOND WILLIAMS
02/20/2020
ORRTANNA, Pa. — Douglas Raymond Williams, of Orrtanna, Pa., passed away peacefully on Jan. 26, 2020. He was born in Middlebury, Vt., on Sept. 7, 1950, the son of the late Everett and Pauline (Rocheleau) Williams. Doug is survived by his wife Karen; four children and their spouses, Jennifer Williams of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Jonathan and Diane Williams of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Amanda and Tom Morrison of Fort Mill, S.C. and Robert and Lila Gach of Manassas, Va.; and 11 grandchildren. He also leaves behind his brother, Phillip Williams and his partner Paula Mayer of Middlebury, Vt.; sister Donnalee...

DOUGLAS R WOODS
02/17/2020
BRIDPORT — Douglas R. Woods passed away Jan. 26, 2020, at the age of 66, while working at Goodwill in Williston. Douglas lived in Bridport with his son Joseph J. Woods. He spent his life doing what he loved, raising his two sons, Joseph and Charles E. Woods (deceased) and his daughter Lily A. Fleming. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He also enjoyed working with his hands. If you wish to pay your respects or attend his memorial service this fall feel free to call 802-758-2790.
02/17/2020
BENNINGTON — Milton A. Gardner Sr., 88, a former resident of West Addison, Vt. died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Brookdale Fillmore Pond in Bennington following a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ann Gardner of Bennington; three daughters, Margaret Blake of Williamstown, Mass., Marcia Gardner of Bennington and Bangor, Maine, Melissa Pratt of Bennington; two sons, Milton Gardner Jr. of Pownal and Mark Gardner of Shaftsbury; eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. At his request private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Guestbook condolences...

EDWARD O. BOUDREAU
02/13/2020
BRIDPORT — Edward O. Boudreau 85, passed away Monday evening, Feb. 3, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones, at the University of  Vermont Medical Center after a brief illness He was born April 6, 1934, in Holyoke, Mass., the son of Joseph and Margaret (Melancon) Boudreau. Eddy served in the Navy from 1953-1957 in the Korean Era sailing the Mediterranean. He married Monique L. Plouffe on April 12, 1958. Eddy was employed for many years as a machinist with Standard Register in Middlebury, retiring in 1996. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing horseshoes, golfing with Corey Pratt and entering in...

ROBERT SEELEY
02/13/2020
BRISTOL — Robert Seeley, our Beloved Bobby, passed away peacefully on Feb. 5, 2020, in his home. He was surrounded by his family, loving caregivers and friends. He will be greatly missed by his caregiver and friend of 37 years, Gail O’Brien, fellow helper Chris O’Brien, brother at heart, Cory O’Brien and his family, as well as his sister at heart, Jessica and her family. He will be greeted in Heaven by his loving caregiver, Jon O’Brien. The O’Briens wish to thank all of Bobby’s loving caregivers: Kolleen, his services coordinator; Bethany and Amanda, his community and home care staff; and...

LOIS ANN SKILLINGS
02/13/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Lois Ann Skillings, 90, of Middlebury, passed away peacefully at EastView at Middlebury on Feb. 6, 2020. Lois Ann was born in Rutland on July 22, 1929 daughter of the late Isabelle (Noble) and William H. White. She grew up in Middlebury, graduating from high school in 1947. She maintained connection with classmates for many years. Lois Ann was valedictorian of her graduating class and was awarded a scholarship to Middlebury College. She was a long-time employee of the State of Vermont, serving as Addison County Court Clerk for nearly twenty years. She was an advocate for county...

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