VERGENNES — Gloria Lawrence, 78, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at UVM Medical Center in Burlington. Memorial Services will be held in Victory Baptist Church in Vergennes on Fri., Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Victory Baptist Church, Rt. 7, Vergennes, VT 05491. For a full obituary go to◊

RUTLAND — George Edward Martin, 82, passed away on Aug. 17, 2020, at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester after a multi-year battle with cancer. Born on Oct. 29, 1937, in Huntington, he was the oldest child of Alfred and Freda Martin. George leaves two children; son Christopher (Misty) Martin of Teague, Texas; grandchildren Joshua, Jacob and Arielle; and daughter Wendy (David) Zepeda of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren James, Joanna, Susanna, and Samuel; plus great-granddaughter Luna Sabrina and great-grandson due to be born in October. He also leaves a brother, Raymond Martin of...

SALISBURY — Dean Kevin Whitney, age 46, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at his home in Salisbury. Dean was born in Middlebury on Jan. 10, 1974. He was the son of John and Lorraine (Piper) Whitney Sr. Dean was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. He loved his grandchildren and felt blessed to be able to spend time with them every day, along with his best friend “Amber.” Dean loved music, and spending time with his mom and siblings. Dean worked in the family business, Whitney’s Custom Farm Work, for over 20 years. He enjoyed working side-by-side with his...

PANTON — Agnes DeGraaf Boelens, age 76, went to be home with her Lord on Aug. 15, 2020. She passed peacefully at home, surrounded by love, after struggling with interstitial lung disease. Agnes immigrated to the greater Vergennes area from the Netherlands at the age of 14 with her family. She graduated from Vergennes Union High School. Agnes, her husband Ted, and family lived in New York, Vermont, Kansas, Michigan and Florida, where she worked as a purchasing agent, bookkeeper, and assistant treasurer. In 1993, Agnes and Ted returned to Vermont, where they owned and operated the Little Otter...

NEW HAVEN — On Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, Valerie Cyr, loving wife and mother of four children, passed away peacefully at the age of 79. She was lovingly cared for by Alice Barnum during the last 4 and a half years as she struggled with Alzheimer’s. Valerie was born on June 22, 1941, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Paul and Jean (Szeman) Zapotocky. She attended Roger Ludlowe HS (Class of 1959) in Fairfield, Conn., earned a Business Certificate from the Butler Business School in Bridgeport and had early success at Remington-DuPont, also in Bridgeport. She had two sons, Robert and Christopher, and two...
NEW HAVEN — A celebration of life service for Helen Dupoise, who died Aug. 8, 2020, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Parish in Middlebury. Interment will follow the service.

LEICESTER — Lawrence Arthur “Tweeter” Felion died on Aug. 17, 2020, surrounded by family. Well known statewide as a logger, he was employed by A.J. Johnson Co. for 53 years and was noted for an excellent work ethic. In fact, he still owned and operated the original 1966 TimberJack skidder and he was still operating his chainsaw this past winter/spring. Born on Sept. 26, 1937, in Leicester Jct., he was one of 10 siblings. He is survived by his wife Jean of 60 years, who never left his side no matter where they were or where they went; his son Larry, “Homer,” a company partner/confidant in the...

SALISBURY — Scott Robert Reed, son of Ernest and Evelyn (Curran) Reed, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in his home. He was born in Needham, Mass., on June 18. 1950. He moved to Addison County in 1988, when he met his wife of 30 years, Mary Quinn Reed. Scott attended Needham High School. While working in the field of construction, Scotty enjoyed helping multiple family members with their home renovations in his free time. He retired from Casella Waste Management, after 27 years of service, in 2016. He also enjoyed golf, carpentry, traveling and storytelling. He loved...

WESTPORT, N.Y. — James Richard Bullard, 88, of Westport, N.Y., died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at UVM Health Network Elizabethtown Community Hospital. He was born in Schuylerville, N.Y. on Valentine’s Day in 1932, son of the late Kenneth and Adelaide (Gannon) Bullard. He is survived by his wife Shirley, niece Spring, nephew Alpheus, brother David, stepdaughters Sandy and Sharon, and stepgrandchildren Andrew, Matthew and Kate. Jim had a distinctly different path in life. He was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Cornell University. He was drafted into the U. S. Army in 1954 and served in...

LINCOLN — Roxanne Smith, of Lincoln, passed away July 25, 2020, at her home while being lovingly embraced by her family and dearest friends. Roxanne fought a long, courageous battle against cancer and, because of her strength, was able to extend the time she had with her children, August and Gilmore, and provide them with many beautiful memories with their mother. She passed one month past her 40th birthday. Roxanne was born on June 16, 1980, to Christopher and Beth (Holden) Smith of Harrisville, N.H. She is survived by her sons, August Lang, age 12, and Gilmore Lang, age 9; her mother, Beth...


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