Obituaries


JAMES M. HOLDEN
07/25/2019
MIDDLEBURY — James Morris Holden, Sr., 90, of Middlebury, died at the Residence of Otter Creek on July 17, 2019, in the presence of his family. Jim was born in Proctor, Vt., on Jan. 22, 1929, the son of Morris James and Lucy Genevieve (Robinson) Holden. Jim grew up on the family farm in Pittsford, Vt., and graduated from the Pittsford High School. After high school he attended and graduated from Randolph Agricultural School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951, where he was stationed in Germany during the Korean War until his honorable discharge in 1953. Jim married Janet Mary Carr of...

RAY A. MORGAN
07/25/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Ray A. Morgan, age 83, of Middlebury, VT passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on July 21, 2019. He graduated from Beeman Academy in 1953 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving as a Sergeant in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in Oct. 1956. He was a member of the American Legion Post 27 for 63 years and a member of the VFW. Ray had a 38-year career at Polymers in Middlebury. In retirement, Ray enjoyed car swapping for all local car dealerships. In recent years Ray enjoyed his home, soaking in his hot tub and maintaining his yard. He also spent...
07/18/2019
WILLISTON — Born in Middlebury, Oct. 9, 1934, Nancy Mackenzie Witherell Hunt, daughter of Stuart and Jessie Witherell, passed away on June 12, 2019. She enjoyed a  rewarding life as a nurse, mom, wife, crafter and active member of her  Congregational Church. She is survived by sons Ronald and Scott Hunt and families and sisters Susan Julian and Sarah Hildebrand. Funeral service Aug. 10, 12:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Essex Junction. Burial service, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, 256 Ranney Rd, Stockbridge. Gathering will follow, Stockbridge Meeting House. In lieu of flowers...
07/18/2019
GOSHEN — Wendy Virginia Whaley-Sauder, age 69, of Goshen, Vt., passed away July 13, 2019. Wendy is survived by husband James N. Sauder of 43 years, sons Jayme and Ryan, daughter in-law Shannon, grandchildren Jameson, Parker and Katherine, younger sister Vickie, several nieces and nephews and an extensive network of close friends, colleagues and the many children and their families she worked with and cared for. Wendy was predeceased by her parents John C. and Evelyn F. Whaley and her older brother John A. Whaley. Wendy was born on June 20, 1950 in upstate N.Y. and later completed her...
07/18/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Adrienne Helen Taylor (née Kempf) died peacefully at home on July 4, 2019, in Middlebury, Vt., at the age of 85. Adrienne was born on June 29, 1934, in Staten Island, N.Y., to George and Elizabeth (Donovan) Kempf. She was the youngest of five children. She spent her childhood in Staten Island before moving to Michigan as a young adult to pursue a career as a flight attendant for Capital Airlines. Adrienne met her husband Franklin N. Taylor, a pilot for the airline, and they married Sept. 19, 1960, and then lived in Ypsilanti, Mich., where their three children were born. They...
07/18/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Lucille M. Smith, 88, died July 11, 2019, at Helen Porter Heath and Rehab. Lucy retired from Standard Register where she worked as a Plate Room Supervisor. In the years prior to that, during the 50’s and 60’s, she co-owned Smith’s Park Diner along-side her husband and brother-in-law. You could often find family and friends gathered there for coffee, food and camaraderie. She also worked at Calvi’s on Main St. in Middlebury, which was a perfect fit considering her sweet tooth. She is survived by her daughter Anna Smith, her brothers Rael Mayer and Raymond Mayer, and her sisters...
07/18/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Cary Hayward Marshall, Sr., 95, passed away Friday morning, July 12, 2019, at his home after a long illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Whitehall, N.Y. the son of Manley D. and Jennie (Thompson) Marshall. Cary graduated from Middlebury High School class of 1941, then attended trade school in St. Johnsbury for two years. He was drafted into the United States Army during WWII where he received the Purple Heart from injuries sustained during the war. Cary married Joyce Goodrich on Jan. 6, 1944. They celebrated 75 years of marriage this past January...
07/18/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Marjorie Ann Jerome, 80, passed away Fri., July 12, 2019, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. She was born Apr. 17, 1939, in Randolph, Vt., and daughter of Lyman and Marion (Ryan) Dike. She enjoyed reading, bingo, and traveling to the ocean on Hampton Beach. Marjorie is survived by her husband of 61 years Howard J. Jerome Sr.; seven children, Melody Wolcott, Marlou Packer, Lyman Jerome, Lucas Jerome, Pearle Jerome, Pricilla Latreille and Howard J. Jerome, Jr.; 10 grandchildren; a great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased...
07/18/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Leonard “Buzz” E. Bussiere, Jr. 83, died Oct. 26, 2018. Graveside services with full military honors, will be held in Farmingdale Cemetery in Middlebury, Thurs., July 25, 2019, at 11 a.m.
07/18/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Arthur Reginald Boise "Bud" passed away on Sun., July 14, 2019, at Shard Villa in Salisbury with his family by his side. Bud was born in 1925 in Cornwall, Vermont, the son of Louis Joseph Boise, Sr. and Victoria (Marrott) Boise. He was predeceased by his wife Lucille N. Boise. Bud and Lucille loved to travel and go out dancing, riding their motorcycle and enjoyed their home, family and friends. Bud is survived by his daughter, Judith and her husband John DeBouter, his granddaughter, Shelley DeBouter and his great granddaughter, Sarah DeBouter as well as nieces and nephews. He was...

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