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MIDDLEBURY — John “Jack” Eckels died peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 4, 2021, at Helen Porter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury, Vt. He was born, the youngest of three children, in Littleton, N.H., on March 21, 1937. He, his sister Ann, and brother Don spent most of their young lives in Laconia, N.H. There he developed a love of skiing and enjoyed competing on the ski team. Jack attended the University of New Hampshire (UNH), where he continued to ski competitively and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After working as a mechanical engineer, he decided that he...
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. A full obituary will be published in the Oct. 14 edition of the Addison Independent.

PETER KARPAK JR.
BRANDON — Peter Karpak, Jr. passed away on Sept. 29, 2021, one week before his 72nd birthday at Wintergreen North Residential Care Home in Brandon, Vt., where he resided the past two years. Peter was born at Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, N.J., on Oct. 8, 1949, shortly after his mother ended her nursing shift there. He was the only child of Marie (Keran) Karpak and Peter Karpak. Even from a young age, Peter had an engineering mindset and had a love for ham radio, receiving his ham radio license at the age of 12 (one of the youngest to do so). Peter also had a creative side, expressed...

KARL W. NEUSE
MIDDLEBURY — A service in celebration of the life of Karl Werner Neuse, who passed away on Sept. 14, 2021, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on the Village Green, 3 Main Street, Middlebury. Following the service the family will gather in the church memorial garden for private committal of his ashes. The family asks that masks be worn if attending the service in person. An invitation to the Zoom link may be obtained by emailing or calling the parish office at StStephensmiddlebury@gmail.com or 802-388-7200. After leaving the church or Zoom...

NOELA AUBE BRUNET
FERRISBURGH — Noela Aube Brunet, 89, passed away peacefully at the McClure/Miller Respite House on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. She was born Dec. 20, 1931, to Corrine (Charlebois) and Damien Aube in Charlotte, Vt. She graduated from Shelburne High School in 1949 and Burlington Business College in 1951. She worked in a lawyer’s office and for General Electric before she had children. She married Marcel Burnet in 1954. They lived in Ferrisburgh, Vt. She was a bookkeeper for their family farm and milk hauling business, as well as for their siding and contracting business later in life. She was a...

GEORGE DRUMMOND BATHGATE
PEACH TREE CITY, Ga. — George Drummond Bathgate, 94, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in the Fayetteville Center for Nursing and Healing. He was a resident at Ashley Glen Senior Living, in Peachtree City, Ga., for the past two years. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Born in West Haven, Conn., on July 3, 1927, he was the only surviving son of a strong and disciplined military man. George had a full and varied life. He joined the U.S. Navy on his 17th birthday in 1944 to fight in World War II, and served in the Pacific Theater until the end of the war. He then...

LARRY WAYNE CURAVOO
ORWELL — Larry Wayne Curavoo, age 62, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at Rutland Regional Hospital. Mr. Curavoo was born in Burlington on Dec. 8, 1958. He was the son of Frederick and Gladys (Dupree) Curavoo Sr. He grew up in Bristol, where he received his education in local Bristol schools. He served in the United States Army in Germany from 1975 until 1977. Upon his return from military service he began his career as a carpenter. He worked for several years for the John Russell Corp., and afterwards for many years for Bud Carpenter Construction in Orwell. He later worked as his own boss...

RODNEY JERMIAH DEGRAY
Salisbury — Rodney Jermiah DeGray, 89, passed away on Sept. 21, 2021, at his residence in Salisbury, surrounded by his beloved family. He was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Middlebury, the son of George and Alfleda (Counter) DeGray. Rodney was a graduate of Middlebury High School class of 1951. He joined the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Rodney was a dedicated employee for over 50 years at Middlebury College, starting as a dishwasher and working his way to chef then retiring as Dining Services Assistant...
BRISTOL — Glenna E. (Ober) Kimball Emmons, 89 of Bristol, Vt., passed away on Sept. 15, 2021. Glenna was born in Lincoln, Vt., to Edward N. Ober and Dorothy A. (Scofield) Ober. She leaves three daughters, Tisa E. Gurnee of Middlebury, Vt.; Tena E. Fraser of Bristol, Vt.; and Tanya E. Combs of Essex Jct., Vt. She also leaves two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She will be laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery in Bristol. She wished for no memorial service. Donations may be sent in Glenna’s memory to Bayada Hospice, 2517 Shelburne Rd, Ste 1, Shelburne, VT 05482 and/or to the wonderful...

CAROLYN “CONNIE” R. LOIZEAUX
SUDBURY — Carolyn “Connie” R. Loizeaux, age 97, passed peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at her home in Sudbury, Vt. Connie was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Jan. 13, 1924 to Harmon “Rosie” and Grace (Spencer) Rosenkrans. She moved to Plainfield, N.J., in 1926. After graduating from Plainfield High School in 1942, she attended Plainfield School of Art, the Art Institute of Buffalo, and the Grand Central School of Art in New York City. She then attended William & Mary College in Williamsburg, Va., and the Art Students League of New York City. On Oct. 2, 1945, she married her high school...

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