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Bristol — Vivian A. (Pecor) Austin, 96, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021, while in assisted care by her daughter Robin. She was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Bristol, Vt., the daughter of Vern and Josephine (Munroe) Pecor. Vivian attended Bristol High School and graduated in June 1943. She resided at 23 Austin Dr., Bristol, with her pre-deceased husband Richard J. Austin of 66 years. Vivian is also predeceased by her sister, Katherine (Pecor) Rockwell, and a great grandson, Jacob Gorton. Vivian loved gardening. She always had pots and pots of petunias, pansies, and a beautiful strawberry bed....

CHARLOTTE — Jane Becker passed away peacefully at Eastview’s Memory Care Unit in Middlebury, Vt. She was born and raised in Plainfield, N.J., by her parents, Albert Isaac Codington and Margaret Virginia Leggett along with her siblings Bill Codington, Virginia Work and Ann Bell. Photo albums show Jane on her family’s dairy farm in Plainfield, on the back of a tractor with farm hands, in the yard with a handful of kittens, or smiling from the rumble seat of her brother’s car. These pictures capture the inquisitive, loving, independent and hardworking person that our mother became. Jane was...

ADDISON — Please join family, friends, and neighbors in the celebration of Frank O. Bruch’s life at the home of Alec and Sarah Sparks, 189 Jersey St., Addison, VT, on Aug. 28 from 1-4 p.m. We gather to share stories and memories in a joyful celebration of our beloved Doc Bruch.

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark., — Harrie Scott DeMers Sr., formerly of Leicester, Vt., died July 14, 2021. Harrie was born Dec. 11, 1938, in New Britain, Conn. He was the son of Leon A. DeMers Sr. and Viola (Burbidge) DeMers. He grew up in Osterville, Mass., where he received his early education. He came to Vermont in 1964, moving from Ashby, Mass. He was a dairy farmer and then a long haul truck driver. He was a proud and active member of the F&A Masons for 53 years. He was also a member of Cairo Shriners and Cairo Clown Unit, Scottish Rite, Moose Lodge, Order of Eastern Star and National...

BRISTOL — Gregory P. Ouellette, 22, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 17, 2021, at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Gregory was born May 30, 1999, in Middlebury. He is survived by his mother, Danielle (Pitts) Legnosky and husband, Dave, of Bristol; his father, Steven Ouellette of Vergennes; his brothers Nicholas (Bekka) Ouellette of Salisbury, Tyler Hebert of Bristol and his sister, Alyssa Ouellette of Bristol. He is also survived by his grandparents Dan and Teresa Pitts of St. George and Paul and Mary Ouellette of Vergennes, his niece Aria Ouellette of Salisbury; his...
EAST MIDDLEBURY — A celebration of life for Vernon Riley, who died March 12, 2021, will be held on Aug. 7, from 1-4 p.m., at the American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd., Middlebury.
STARKSBORO — Linda Unger, who died on June 13, 2021, will be remembered at a gathering on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m., at the Starksboro Elementary School. If you'd like, you can bring a children’s book for “Grammy’s Book Box” for the incoming Starksboro kindergarten class. All are welcome.

Middlebury — Phillip “Phil” E. Williams, 73, died peacefully Saturday evening, July 17, 2021, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H. after a four year battle with cancer. He was born on April 12, 1948 in Middlebury, the son of Everett and Pauline (Rocheleau) Williams. Phil grew up in Cornwall, attended St. Mary’s School and was a graduate of Middlebury Union High School. Phil always had a great love of nature and the outdoors and his work and hobbies reflected this.  He was skilled at many sports, particularly football, baseball, and skiing. He enjoyed archery, hunting and...

BURLINGTON — Mary Adair, 84, of Burlington, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2021, at Birchwood Terrace. She was born in Burlington on April 5, 1937, to Dorothy and Harvey Sevigny. She attended school in Bristol, Vt., and moved to New Haven in 1952 when she married Leonard Ash. Later, in 1970, she married Edward Adair. Mary worked as a cook at Palmer’s Dairy Bar in Middlebury, a fraternity house at Middlebury College, Job Corps in Vergennes and Rosie’s Restaurant in Middlebury. She lived in Addison County until she moved to Shelburne when she retired. She enjoyed traveling with her husband...

VERGENNES — Janice Frances Bushee of Vergennes, Vt., passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family after a long illness. She was born in New Haven, Vt., Jan. 14, 1937, daughter of Carl and Gertrude Booska. She was employed by Simmonds Precision of Vergennes, Vt., for over 30 years. Janice had a love for her family, friends and her faith in God. Her greatest joys were her grandsons Joshua and Jacob Bushee and great-granddaughter Harper as well as their families. Janice was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, American Legion Post 14, Addison County Eagles, Ladies of St....


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