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KATHERINE LOUISE EASTWOOD
LEICESTER — Katherine Louise Eastwood, 73, of Leicester, died June 29, 2021. She was born Feb. 22, 1948, in Manchester, Conn., the daughter of Paul and Betty McNamara. Kathy loved being a mother and grandmother. She was a kind and gentle soul who loved to laugh and could find the funny side in everything. Her smile was contagious and put everyone at ease. She was a true caregiver by nature and followed this path into a lifelong career as a nurse. She loved gardening, flowers, bugs, all creatures and was a true caring steward of the earth. She passed this passion on to her children and...
WALTHAM — Please join the family of George Evarts, who died April 15, 2021, in celebrating his life on Sunday, July 18, at the American Legion in Vergennes from 1-4 p.m.

LUCILLE DANYOW EVARTS
WALTHAM — Family, friends, and neighbors are invited for a celebration of Lucille Danyow Evarts’s life at the Old Lantern Inn and Barn, 3250 Greenbush Rd., Charlotte on Sunday, Aug. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Please gather at 1 p.m. for light refreshments, followed by the memorial service from 2 to 3 p.m. Dress code is summer casual, and please make time to linger from 3 to 4 p.m. to socialize and reminisce about our beloved Lucille. Kindly RSVP at ldevartsmemorial@gmail.com, and if you have a special photo of Lucille or a song that you associate with her, please attach a copy or suggestion with...
BRISTOL — Please join us to celebrate the life of Veronica Mary (Cousino) Mayer, who died May 8, 2020, at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol Vermont on July 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. All are invited to a dinner directly following the mass at Saint Ambrose Church.
SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Henry W. “Hank” Neill, Jr., was born on August 19, 1939, in the American Revolutionary town of Mendham, N.J., located adjacent to Jockey Hollow National Park. He was known around Mendham as “Buzz.” Hank was a member of Boy Scout Troop One, whose leader was William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt, author of the “Boy Scout Handbook” and editor of Boys’ Life magazine. Hank’s photo often appeared in Boys’ Life modeling camping techniques. A few weeks after retiring from Active Military Service, having stated adamantly that he would never spend another night in a tent, Hank found...

MELISSA A. NORRIS
BRISTOL — Melissa A. Norris, daughter of Michelle G. Norris of Starksboro and Alan D. Norris of Hinesburg, passed away unexpectedly July 11, 2021. She was born July 4, 1975. She leaves her parents, her beloved son, Dakota A. Norris, and birth daughter Violet Michelle Norris Whitcomb; brother Mathew A. Norris and Carla Jimmo; stepmom Nancy Norris and sister Natalie Norris; many special aunts, uncles and cousins, and especially Amie and Dave Whitcomb, Violet’s parents.  She was predeceased by her brother Clinton Norris and all of her grandparents. Melissa was a beautiful, artistic woman, gifted...
VERGENNES — A service and reception was held for Joan Parks Panton on Saturday, July 10. Unfortunately, the notice about her service was not printed as requested on July 1 or July 8. The service was recorded for those of you who weren’t able to attend. You can find the service on Joan’s obituary page at brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com.

ADELE EELLS PIERCE
MIDDLEBURY — Adele Eells Pierce died peacefully on July 3, 2021, in Shelburne, Vt. Adele lived a full and wonderful life. Born in 1921 to Howard Parmelee Eells and Adele Chisholm Eells of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lake Placid, N.Y., Adele graduated from the Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland and attended Bennington College and the Amy Sacher School for Design in Boston, where she met her future husband, Norman Pierce. The couple married after the Second World War and settled in the Boston area, where her husband was vice president of the family business, S.S. Pierce. She spent her early years...

VIRGINIA ROHRBAUGH
MIDDLEBURY — Virginia Rohrbaugh, neé Symons, passed away on Sunday July, 11, 2021, in the middle of her 89th year. She was born Feb. 9, 1933, on a farm in Swanton, Vt., to William and Ethel Symons. She grew up a hellion and carried on to enjoy an adventurous life on her own terms. After graduating high school she moved to Washington, D.C., to work for Senator Aiken on Capitol Hill. While there, she met John C. Rohrbaugh, a young lawyer who shared her love of dancing. Together they had three daughters, Martha, Sarah, and Ellen. She spent her earlier years raising her three young daughters in...

JAMES N. SAUDER
GOSHEN — James N. Sauder, aged 72, of Goshen, Vt., passed away July 10, 2021. Jim is survived by his son Ryan; daughter-in-law Shannon; grandchildren Jameson, Parker and Katherine; brothers Clair, Paul and Glen; and a network of close friends and colleagues. Jim was predeceased by his wife, Wendy V. Whaley-Sauder; son Jayme C. Sauder; and parents Marguerite S. Sauder and Raymond W. Sauder. Jim was born Sept. 29, 1948, in Lititz Pa. He began his professional career in the 1970s working as a psychologist in Maryland, where he met Wendy. They soon married and moved to Goshen, Vt., to build a...

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