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MIDDLEBURY — Jane Ardell “Dell” Hadley was born Oct. 5, 1923, and raised in San Jose, Calif., with her two brothers, Doug and Dick, of whom many a tale was told! She left this world to join her family and friends on March 30, 2020. If there was ever a classic, beautiful woman it was our Dell. Raised in California, she was a tall slender girl with white-blonde hair and hazel eyes who loved nature. She was bequeathed a fine sense of fashion by her seamstress grandmother, Daisy, and developed an elegant sense of style and an artistic vision that was seen throughout her home and children. Dell...
MIDDLEBURY — Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the celebration of the life on Sunday, April 5, of Michael B. Carson, who passed away on Jan. 23, 2020, has been canceled, The service will be rescheduled for a later date, to be determined by the course of the outbreak.

WHITING — Wilson “Bill” John Simonds, age 88, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, at his home in Whiting. Mr. Simonds was born in Whiting on Dec, 25, 1931. He was the son of E. Rich and Frances (Keeler) Simonds. He grew up in Whiting, where he received his early education and graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1950. Following graduation, he spent the next four years in the United States Air Force, where he was a survival specialist stationed in Roswell, N.M. After his Honorable Discharge, he returned home to Vermont, which he loved. Bill worked at a few jobs cutting trees for...
MORRISVILLE — Early Tuesday morning, March 24, 2020, Elaine Horner passed away peacefully at The Manor in Morrisville, Vt. She was listening to country music with her two daughters by her side. Elaine died after a very long struggle from complications associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Elaine was born in 1937, in Albany, Vt., to Dale B. and Mary L. (Mason) Marsh. She lived most of her life in Albany. In 1954 she married Clayton Burbank, divorcing after eleven years. Following this, Elaine and her two daughters moved to Vergennes to live with her family for the next two years. She later...

NEW HAVEN — Agnes B. Martell, 87, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was born June 11, 1932, in Lincoln, the daughter of George and Florence (Hill) Ramsey. She worked at Van Raalte in Middlebury for more than 10 years. She enjoyed crochet, knitting and needlepoint, and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Agnes is survived by her husband of 64 years, Alson Martell; four children, Diana and husband Donald McCormick, Priscilla (Perky) and husband Melvin Larrow, Gregory (Joe) and wife Rhonda Martell, Brenda and...

STARKSBORO — David (Stoney) Mason, 88, died unexpectedly at his home in Starksboro, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was born April 28, 1931 to Gale Mason and Ruth (Hullett) Mason in Starksboro. Dave lived a full life of hard work as a farmer, cheesemaker, sawmill worker, and most notably as a renowned drystone wall mason. As testimony to his love of Mother Nature, David lives on through his magnificent drystone walls as they grace the landscape in all of Vermont, throughout New England, and across the country. David is survived by his beloved wife Bette J. (Alger) Mason, his son Richard...

MIDDLEBURY — Laurie Bourdon Wetmore passed away peacefully in her home on March 18, 2020, surrounded by her children, at the age of 85. She was born in Cornwall, Vt., on Feb. 9, 1935, the daughter of Ernest and Juliette Bourdon. Laurie was the sixth of 8 children. During the days prior to her death she welcomed and deeply appreciated the visits of family and friends. Laurie married John Wetmore on Sept. 13, 1958, and celebrated almost 55 years of marriage before he died in 2014. Laurie and John raised four children: David, Lynda, Kelly and Jared. She was predeceased by her husband John and...

BRISTOL — George J. Menard, 88, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Barre Gardens in Barre, Vt. He was born Nov. 25, 1931, in New Haven, the son of Edmond and Cecile (Rheaume) Menard. He loved fishing, building bird houses and woodworking after retiring from many years of driving truck for Drake Smith & Co. and William Holdman. He was predeceased by his wife Sylvia Menard, two brothers, two sisters and a daughter. George is survived by four children; Michael Menard, Arnold Menard, Bernadette Menard and Lisa Menard; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Rita Kimball...

SALISBURY — On Sunday, March 15, 2020, loving husband and father, Wayne L. Burlett, passed away unexpectedly at University of Vermont Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 29, 1964, at Rutland Regional Hospital and grew up in Benson, Vt. He was always a ball of fire. He was a strong and fast wrestler for four years at Fair Haven Union High School, making Co-Captain of his team his Freshman year, going to states twice and achieving the State Championship in his weight class his Junior Year. Following high school, he attended Vermont Technical College for one year with a 4.0 GPA, but his dream...

VERGENNES — Our mother, Shirley Mae Tuthill Garon, passed on to her next great adventure on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the age of 99, surrounded by the love of family and friends. She was born on Feb. 23, 1921, in Wolcott, Vt., the eldest daughter of Vernon and Martha Parker Tuthill. She was educated in Hardwick, Vt., schools and went on to Lyndon Normal School. Her college time was interrupted when she met and married Rosario Garon on July 15, 1942. She spent most of her married life in Newport, Vt. For the next 25 years her life was focused on her family. Her meals, breads, pastries, and...


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