Obituaries


LUCILLE F. BROUGHTON
09/12/2019
VERGENNES – Lucille F. Broughton, 85, passed away on Sept. 6, 2019, at her home following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Lucille was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., on Feb. 6, 1934, the daughter of Thelma Collom. Lucille married Henry Broughton on July 7, 1957 and they had a full and rewarding life together. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Lucille leaves behind her husband Henry and three daughters, Lynn Baldwin and her husband Duncan of Guildford, England; Valerie Kittredge of Vergennes; and Jennifer Quesnel of Vergennes; six grandsons, George Wisell, Jonathan Nolan, Seth...

STEVEN ALLEN CADWELL
09/12/2019
CONCORD, Mass. — Steven Allen Cadwell died peacefully at home in Concord, Mass., the morning of Aug. 29, 2019. Steve was born on Oct. 1, 1950, to John and Mary Cadwell, the second of six sons, and was raised on the family farm in Pittsford, Vt. Steve graduated from Otter Valley Union High School and Amherst College, later earning a Master/s of Social Work from the University of Texas in Austin and a Ph.D. of Social Work from Smith College in Northampton, Mass. Steve had a forty-year career in social work including an important psychotherapy practice in Boston focusing on the LGBTQ community....

MARGARET M. CONDON
09/12/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Margaret Mary (Peg) Condon, daughter of Charlie and Mary Hall, was born on Aug. 15, 1929, in Hartford, Conn., and died on Sept. 8, 2019, while residing at the Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury. She was the oldest of three girls, Patricia Damiata (deceased) and Joyce Hinsley of Lyme, N.H. Peg received her B.S. from The University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, Conn., and her M.S. in Nursing from Boston University. She worked a variety of nursing positions throughout her career, retiring from Castleton State College where she taught in the RN Nursing program. Nothing thrilled...
09/12/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Mr. Louis “Mick” Joseph Emilo Jr., formerly of Middlebury, Vt,. born on March 26, 1948, in Burlington, Vt., to the late Geraldine and Louis Emilo, passed away in his sleep on Aug. 28, 2019, in Vienna, Va. Mick was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Susan, and his son, Brett (Kate). Mick is survived by his sons, Christopher (friend Gail), Jason (wife Stephanie), and Anthony (friend Destiny), as well as siblings, Richard (Glenna), Ronald (Sheila), and Wendy (Jim) Giard, and their respective families. Papa Mick will be missed by his grandsons, Trevor, Oliver,...

RENETTE LABERGE SCHMITT
09/12/2019
FALMOUTH, Maine — On Aug. 20, 2019, Renette L. Schmitt, beloved wife of Richard G. Schmitt, went peacefully on to a new adventure. Tap-dancer, songbird, and cherished first grandchild of the extended LaBerge clan, Renette was born in 1933 to Rene and Simone LaBerge, in Burlington, Vt., grew up in Bridport, Vt., and sang and danced her way into the hearts of her family and friends for 86 years. She was a member of MHS Class of 1951. She was loving and stalwart first mate to husband Richard; cherished mother, sister, cousin, aunt, grandmother and friend; and above all, a teacher in the art of...
09/12/2019
BRISTOL/ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — Paul Sherwin passed away on Sept. 3, 2019, in Ormond Beach. He was born May 22, 1933 the son of John and Alma (Farr) Sherwin. Paul grew up on Lake Champlain, spending every summer at the family camp on Long Point, where his interest in motors started by working on motorboats of every kind. He then established Paul’s Esso in New Haven Junction. He continued his mechanical career at Kaolin in Monkton, working for the Webb Family in Shelburne, and the Town of Bristol. He retired in 1998 after working 32 years at Munson Earth Moving, and moved to the beach in Florida...

REV. ROBERT THOMAS BROOKS
09/05/2019
FERRISBURGH — Reverend Robert Thomas Brooks, 72, of North Ferrisburgh, Vt., and Little Compton, R.I., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Born on Dec. 16, 1946. in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late William F. Brooks and Katherine Ross Brooks and the grandson of the late William F. Brooks Sr. Mayor of Cambridge, Mass., 1909-1911, and Jesse Waterman Brooks, Head of the Cambridge School Committee, as well as the late Jacob Johnson Ross, M.D. and Hannah Elizabeth Holmes Ross of Middlebury, Vt. His death took place at the family’s summer...

DR. JAMES O’DANIEL
09/05/2019
VERGENNES — Services for Dr. James Lowell O’Daniel will be held on September 7, 2019, 11 a.m. at the Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 South Water St., Vergennes, VT, with reception following. Interment at 3 p.m. in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Jim’s name to Homeward Bound Animal Shelter, 236 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753.  

MELISSA MARY RAYMOND
09/05/2019
SHOREHAM — Melissa Raymond, 68, of Shoreham, Vt., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Born in Port Chester, N.Y., Melissa was the fifth child of William V. Raymond Sr. and Jean Raymond (Fehrs).  Melissa was artistically creative, brilliantly funny, and greatly interested in physical sciences. She enjoyed music, traveling, and was an avid Red Sox fan. Recently she went to London to see her beloved team play. Melissa loved all animals, and feeding wild birds was a favorite hobby. Melissa is survived by her nine siblings:  Pamela Raymond, Jean (Robert) Blaser, Kathryn Nessen, Sherrill Given,...

KAREN ANNE ROUSE
09/05/2019
BRANDON — In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2019, Karen Anne Rouse, daughter of Richard and Lucy Rouse went to be another of Gods Angels. She was such a gentle soul, loved people and the whole world around her. She loved the simple things in life, and her family was very dear to her. She was an L.N.A. for over 13 years. She drove a school bus for more than 20 years. She graduated from Johnson State College, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree and was working on her Master’s Degree in Special Education. Most recently she was a para educator at Middlebury Union Middle School. She...

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