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ROY D. BUZZELL
10/15/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Roy D. Buzzell, 57, of Middlebury, Vt., passed away peacefully on Oct. 1, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 27, 1963, the son of the late George and Doris Buzzell of Derby, Vt. Roy is survived by his longtime companion, Mary Price, also of Middlebury; his daughter Felicia, her husband Chazz Canney, and their daughters Phaedra and Blythe; his son Justin and Megan Hughes; his daughter Sarah and Ben Curran; as well as Elizabeth, his beloved cat. His loss is also very deeply mourned by an extended circle of siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews,...

EDWARD ELIJAH CUSHMAN
10/15/2020
BRISTOL — Edward Elijah Cushman of Bristol, Vt., died unexpectedly at home of natural causes on Oct. 6, 2020. He was born Nov. 3, 1953, in Middlebury, Vt., and was the son of Elisabeth “Libby” Kilbourn and Thomas Cushman. Ed was a kind and loyal soul, and was quick to befriend anyone who was less fortunate than he. The neighbors enjoyed, or were at least amused by his lawn decorations. His dog, Carson, was a valuable part of his life and provided much companionship for him. Ed will be sorely missed by many people and the world is less enchanting by his leaving. Ed graduated from Mount Abraham...

GEORGIA ETTA (FLEMING) GRACE
10/15/2020
LINCOLN — Georgia Etta (Flemings) Grace, wife of Ellis S. Grace, was born on May 4, 1941, in Lincoln, Vt., and died after suffering a heart attack on Oct. 9, 2020. She was named after her mother’s brother George Martell and her father’s sister Etta (Flemings) Martell. She was predeceased by her father, Leonard Flemings, her mother, Rena (Martell) Flemings and siblings Floyd and Arthur. She is survived by brothers and sisters Lois, Charles, Joyce, Harold, Leon and Francis. She has five children: Ronald (Ann Martin), Evie Martell (Ronald), Wendie Martell (Steve Ploof), Ellis and Kathy. There...

ANTOINETTE “ANNIE” M. ST. AMOUR
10/15/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Antoinette “Annie” M. St. Amour, 51, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct, 5, 2020 at the University of Vermont Medical Center after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born Sept. 12, 1969, in St. Albans, the daughter of Gerard St. Amour and Debra Morris. Antoinette was raised by her mother, Debra and stepfather Kenneth Denton. Antoinette was a graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School class of 1987. She worked as a Administrative Secretary for several years before having to retire due to M.S. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, the outdoors and most of all...

LUCILLE MARTINEAU LE BEAU
10/13/2020
VERGENNES — Lucille Martineau Le Beau passed away on Oct. 7, 2020, in Burlington, at the age of 83. Lucille was born in Barre, the eldest child of Alphonse Martineau and Doris Gauvin Martineau, and spent her childhood there, surrounded by other large, Catholic, immigrant families. She was the consummate big sister who helped take care of her siblings in childhood and in later years provided counsel and safe harbor. The granite industry employed many members of Lucille’s extended Quebecois-family, and Saint Monica’s was central to her upbringing. Lucille was especially close to her sister...

JEFFREY PAUL MCGRATH
10/13/2020
LEICESTER — Jeffrey Paul McGrath, age 53, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Leicester. Jeff was born in Middlebury on Aug. 23, 1967. He was the son of Thomas and Margaruiette (Stearns) McGrath. He grew up in the Vergennes and Ferrisburgh area, where he received his early education. He graduated from Vergennes Union High School, class 1985. He began his working career as a mechanic at Denecker Chevrolet in Vergennes. He also worked at Berlin Kia in Williston and Shea Chevrolet and G Stone in Middlebury. He was presently employed as a Master...

JEAN WITHINGTON
10/13/2020
CLARENDON — Jean Withington, 80, of Clarendon died Saturday, Oct. 10, at her residence following a long illness. She was born June 9, 1940, the daughter of Floyd and Helen (Bigelow) Litch. Jean spent most of her adult life working as a cafeteria cook and supervisor at Clarendon Elementary and then at Mill River Union High School in Clarendon until her retirement. She married Eugene Withington on Dec. 14, 1996. Jean liked horses, fishing and spending time at the ocean. Jean is survived by her husband of Clarendon; a daughter, Rhonda Brewster of Rutland; a son, Brian Blacklock of Vergennes; a...

HAROLD ARMAND (SONNY) BOYER
10/12/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Harold Boyer passed away peacefully Oct. 9, after a short battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. After completion of school, Harold joined the U.S. Army, where he served nine years, returning home to marry the love of his life Helen M. Trieb. Harold went on to drive trucks for over 25 years at Pike Industries. Harold is predeceased by his parents, Harold and Shirley, a sister Charlene Zubaty, a brother David Boyer and a niece Cheryl Miller. He is survived by his wife Helen Boyer; his stepmother Pearl Boyer; brother in law Mike Zubaty; daughter Renee Richards and her...

THOMAS F. PATTERSON JR.
10/12/2020
BURLINGTON — Thomas F. Patterson Jr. died on Oct. 8, 2020, of Primary Progressive Aphasia, a frontal temporal lobe dementia. He lived with this rare affliction, which robbed him of his language, his normal feelings, and his former extroverted self for many years. Tom is survived by his college girlfriend and wife of over 50 years, Susan Davis Patterson, his daughter Erin and partner, Timo Ashley, his son Ryan and the last of his beloved “puppies” Tillie. Tom was the second son and namesake of Thomas F. Patterson Sr. and Janet Wight Patterson of Canton, N.Y. Tom always said Canton was a great...

ROGER WRIGHT LAYN
10/09/2020
MONKTON — Roger Wright Layn passed away at home in Monkton on Oct. 5, 2020, at the age of 100. Roger was born June 5, 1920, in Starksboro, Vt., to Wright and Anna (Duchane) Layn. He grew up and helped run the family dairy farm in East Monkton until he enlisted for military service in 1940. Roger served as First Lieutenant in the 91st Bomb Group of the 8th Army Air Force, as a B-17 pilot. He was awarded the Silver Star for his role in the safe return of a badly damaged airplane after a mission over Schweinfurt, Germany. He was shot down on a later mission and spent the next 15 months in a...

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