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MARY ANN CASTIMORE
WALTHAM — Mary Ann Castimore of Waltham, Vt., died peacefully on Dec. 26, 2020, in the Intensive Care Unit of the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. She was 66 years old. Mary Ann was born and raised in Sussex County, N.J., on Ideal Farms. She attended High Point Regional High School. She and her husband moved to Vermont twenty years ago when they purchased Buck Mountain Farm. Mary Ann was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32, while an undergrad at the University of Florida. She later became a crusader, public speaker, advocate and fundraiser for breast cancer...

DR. MICHAEL JOSEPH CELOTTI
PORT HENRY, N.Y. — Dr. Michael Joseph Celotti, age 69, of Port Henry, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, unexpectedly at his home. Michael was born Aug. 28, 1951, to Duvilio Celotti and Louise Celotti (Montagnola). He was the first born of nine children. Michael is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Celotti (Carson); his three daughters, Meeghan (Aaron) Goralczyk, Lucianna (Michael Blaise) Celotti, and Josette (Rob Lamour) Celotti; his four grandchildren, Caleigh Lamour, Alethea Goralczyk, Maddox Blaise and Eden Goralczyk; his four brothers, Jim (Mary) Celotti, George (Debbie)...

PETE DIMINICO
BRISTOL — Pete Diminico passed away on Dec. 25, 2020, after living with liver disease for over a decade. As Pete wanted, he died at home with his beloved Gordon Setter, Roxy, keeping vigil and with the support and love of his longtime community of friends in Bristol, Vermont. Pete is survived by his mother, Josephine, his twin brother Joe, younger brother Tony, and his nieces Casey Ragan and Laura Griffin. He was predeceased by his niece Heather. Pete was born in Manchester, Conn., in May of 1949 and attended Manchester public schools and graduated from East Catholic High School in 1966. Well...

CONSTANCE ANN SHELDON GOODRICH
FERRISBURGH — Constance Ann Sheldon Goodrich passed peacefully to the Lord on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Connie was born in Panton, Vt., Feb. 5, 1950, to the late Richard and Mildred Sheldon. Connie was a woman of profound faith with a lifelong dedication to serving God by helping those in need. She cared for her family and her community alike. Connie had a heart of gold offering unconditional love to all. She was an advocate for many who could not advocate for themselves. Connie was very active in social action at St Peter’s Parish. Projects that were especially...

CLAYTON MARSHALL LADEAU JR.
BRISTOL — It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Clayton M. Ladeau Jr. on Dec. 26, 2020, at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing. Clayte was born Aug. 3, 1928, the son of Clayton Ladeau Sr. and Lena (Bristol) Ladeau, in Lincoln, Vt. He attended schools in Bristol. He married Zelva (Flower) in Brandon, Vt., on Aug. 4, 1947. Clayte and Zelva became the proud parents of their son, Brian, whom they adored. Clayte worked at Drake & Smith Furniture Company for many years before he and Zelva started their own furniture company, Deerleap Furniture Co., in 1966. They had retail...

SABRINA MARIE LARROW
MIDDLEBURY — Sabrina Marie Larrow 34, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at her residence in Middlebury. She was born March 21, 1986, in Rutland, the daughter of David Richard Blongy and Joan Carol Mohan. Sabrina was a graduate of Otter Valley Union High School class of 2004. She married Eric Larrow on Aug. 28, 2010. She was recently employed at Middlebury College in the food service dept. Sabrina loved music, movies, books, the outdoors, fishing and animals. She is survived by her husband Eric Larrow of Middlebury; by her mother and stepfather Joan and Eric Baker; father and stepmother...

THERESA ILENE MITCHELL
BRANDON — Theresa Ilene Mitchell, age 83, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at the home of her son in Brandon. Mrs. Mitchell was born in Cornwall on Jan. 2, 1937. She was the daughter of Emery and Catherine (Murray) Muller. She grew up in Middlebury, where she received her early education. On Sept. 5, 1953, she married Arthur Rolland Mitchell in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. They made their home in Brandon since 1955. In her earlier years she worked in the dining room at Middlebury College. She later worked a waitress at the Cannon Ball Restaurant. She also was employed at...

STEPHEN ALBERT ATWOOD
BRANDON — Stephen Albert Atwood, age 69, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at his home in Brandon, following a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Steve was born in Middlebury on Feb. 1, 1951. He was the son of Kenneth and Kathryn (Wetmore) Atwood. He grew up in Orwell, where he received his early education and graduated from Fair Haven Union High School, class of 1969. He earned his B.A. in English from Castleton College and later his Masters, also from Castleton. He began his working career teaching at Orwell Village School. He later worked 22 years with the United States Postal...
BRANDON — Stephen Albert Atwood, age 69, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at his home in Brandon, following a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Steve was born in Middlebury on Feb. 1, 1951. He was the son of Kenneth and Kathryn (Wetmore) Atwood. He grew up in Orwell, where he received his early education and graduated from Fair Haven Union High School, class of 1969. He earned his B.A. in English from Castleton College and later his Masters, also from Castleton. He began his working career teaching at Orwell Village School. He later worked 22 years with the United States Postal...

SHARON K. BLAIR
SHOREHAM — Sharon Kay Blair, 82, passed away on Dec. 18, 2020, surrounded by her family in her daughter’s home. Sharon was born March 23, 1938, the daughter of late Lawrence and Evelyn (Ahl) Martin. She married her husband of 50 years, the late Paul K. Blair, Jr., in 1957. She enjoyed caring for her flower garden while tending to her hummingbird feeders, doing cross stitch, and most importantly ensuring her family was well cared-for. She is survived by her brother-in-law David Blair of Starksboro; sister-in-law Phyllis Allen of Shoreham; her children, Terry Blair and his significant other...

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