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TIMOTHY J. BUSHEY
CORNWALL — Timothy J. Bushey passed unexpectedly on March 28, 2021. He is survived by his kids, Michael, Katie and Eli; significant other Shawna Joahnson; Mother Sandra Tebbetts; stepfather Michael Tebbetts; father John Bushey; sister Bridget Bushey; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Eddie and Robert Ihinger. He loved to be with his family. He also loved to hunt and fish. Tim loved his children more than anything. A service and gathering will be posted at a later date. Gone but never forgotten.◊
FERRISBURGH — Anna Stephens Husk left this world peacefully, in her home on March 10, 2021, surrounded by family. She was an extraordinary woman, who will never be forgotten. Anna will be remembered for her wisdom, community service, musical talent, humor, and generosity. Anna was born April 12, 1928. She grew up in Montclair, N.J., where she discovered her love for music after going to a musical on Broadway. At a young age, she began taking piano lessons, and would later fulfill her lifelong musical and entertainment passions. Anna met Ray Elson Husk, Jr. “Elson” while working on the Hawkins...

HAROLD T NEEL
PARSONS, Tenn. — Harold T. Neel, 72, passed away unexpectedly on his houseboat on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Born in Frederick, Md., on July 6, 1948, he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Thelma U. (Baker) Neel. On Oct. 3, 1987, he married Muriel R. Snow in Warren, Vt. Muriel predeceased Harold on Oct. 24, 2016. Harold was a 1966 graduate of Middletown High School in Middletown, Md. He grew up on the family farm in Harmony Village Maryland and as a young man he worked as a farmhand before joining the United States Navy and serving his country from 1968-1971. He worked for the HB Duvalls...
MIDDLEBURY — Frances “Kathy” Severance, 82, formerly of Weybridge, passed away March 20 at Porter Hospital. Kathy grew up in West Rutland and owned “Kalico Kitten Ceramics” in Fair Haven for a time. She had a passion for crafts and her many beloved cats. She was a member of the Weybridge Congregational Church. She is survived by her former husband, Ralph Severence of Bennington; brothers Edward Drop of Acton, Mass., and Thaddeus Drop of Castleton; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her other siblings, a favorite niece, and special friend Kelly James. Burial...

MARY RINGER ESSEX
FERRISBURGH — On March 25, 2021, Mary Ringer Essex passed away at home surrounded by her family, after a long battle with cancer, at the age of 63. Mary was born to Frederick and Lucille (Patrie) Ringer Sr. on May 12, 1957, in Burlington, Vt. She blessed her family on Mother’s Day as the first girl born after four boys. She attended Vergennes Union High School, graduating in 1975. While in school, Mary participated in softball, field hockey, cheerleading, gymnastics, and swimming. Mary worked various jobs throughout her life. She worked at Simmonds in Vergennes. She also worked as a caregiver...

JERE URBAN
MONKTON — Jere Urban, 70, passed away due to pancreatic cancer on March 15, 2021, on the hillside in Monkton where he and his wife Robin Shalline, his love of 45 years, built their own home, raised a family, and cultivated a beautiful life together. In front of him was the fireplace his friend Phil had built; behind him were the Adirondacks, the first place he felt home, and a place that would call him back for adventures throughout his life. Surrounding him were his dear loved ones. Jere grew up outside of New York City with two older sisters, Alix and Xenia, and their adventurous parents,...

BETSY A. (TRUDEAU) BRADLEY
SALISBURY — Betsy A. (Trudeau) Bradley 59, died Saturday, March 13, following a short illness. She was born July 14, 1961, in Great Barrington, Mass., the daughter of Charles and Esther (Hill) Trudeau. Betsy enjoyed doing crafts and spending time with her family and friends. She had a green thumb and enjoyed tending to her house plants and her garden. Betsy had a soft spot in her heart for cats and would take in any stray that came her way. Betsy is survived by her two sons, Jason and Bijah (Bear) Bradley of Salisbury, Vt. She is also survived by her sisters: Tolitha Hankey of Sheffield, Mass...

LUCILLE DANYOW EVARTS
WALTHAM — Lucille Danyow Evarts passed from this world to the next on March 18, 2021. She died peacefully at her home, surrounded by family. Lucille (a.k.a. Aunt Tootie to her nieces and nephews, and Lucy to a special few) was born to Evelyn (née Smith) and Orville Danyow Sr. on July 5, 1941. She was many things in her almost 80 years on this planet: valedictorian of the Vergennes High School class of ‘59, DAR Good Citizenship Award recipient, 4H leader, Champlain College graduate, Waltham town official, school board member/chairperson, and so much more. She was also the love of her husband...

DANIEL PAUL FLEMING
WEYBRIDGE — Daniel Paul Fleming passed away on March 6, 2021, at the age of 66. He was surrounded by his loving friends and family at his home in Weybridge, Vt. He was born Feb. 3, 1955, at Gifford Memorial Hospital in Randolph, Vt., to parents Donald W. and Elloe F. Fleming of Hancock, Vt. Danny was a resident at Brandon Training School from age 6 to young adulthood. He later was mainstreamed to a group home in Middlebury. Vt. From there he transferred to an apartment program in Bristol, Vt., where he resided for many years. While there he made many friends. Three years ago Danny became a...

MIRIAM HARDY
MIDDLEBURY — Miriam Hardy lived a life that touched so many others. As a mother, grandmother, friend, teacher, caseworker, and tireless volunteer in church and community, her influence has been incalculable. She has added in countless ways to the goodness of the world. Mimi Hardy died on March 18, 2021 at Shard Villa in Salisbury, Vt. Mimi was born Miriam Ann Smith on June 28, 1936, in Mineola, N.Y., the youngest child of Robert L. Smith Sr. and Miriam (Fradenburgh) Smith and little sister to brothers Bob and Bill. She grew up in the shadow of World War II, in which both her brothers served,...

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