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YVONNE THERESA KENNEDY CARR
04/21/2020
BRANDON — Yvonne Theresa Kennedy Carr, age 92, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Yvonne was born May 11, 1927, to Marion (Barrett) and J. Hayden Kennedy in Rutland, Vt. She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in 1945 and began working at Central Vermont Public Service. On May 10, 1948, Yvonne married Marcus A. Carr Jr. and moved to Brandon in 1953, where she has lived ever since. Yvonne also worked at Ayrshire Breeders in Brandon, the Brandon Training School as an Aide in the Dorms, a Switchboard Operator, and a Nurse’s Aide in the Infirmary. She retired in 1980, but later worked...

ANNE ELIOT MOULTON
04/20/2020
BRANDON — Anne Eliot Moulton, age 74, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2020, surrounded by her family, at The Residence at Shelburne Bay, Shelburne, Vt. Mrs. Moulton was born in Ithaca, N.Y., on Oct. 22, 1945, to John and Alice (Sullivan) Eliot. She grew up in Milford, Conn., where she received her early education and graduated from Milford High School, class of 1963. She furthered her education at the University of Vermont, where she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Math and met her future husband, H. John Moulton. She...

MARY S. BURNS
04/20/2020
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Mary S. Burns of South Burlington passed away peacefully at her home on April 13, 2020, at the young age of 95.  She was born on August 27, 1924, in Pittsburgh, Pa., then raised in Liege, Belgium. She endured the years during WWII, where she met her love of her life, Chauncey E. Burns, who was serving in the U.S. Army. They were married in 1945 and Mary soon started her life as an “overseas wife” in Burlington, Vt. Mary was a avid gardener/swimmer and she loved teaching her granddaughters, Samantha and Stephanie to swim. She was a seamstress and taught many her skills. She...

CHRISTOPHER M. CARGIULO
04/20/2020
PANTON — Christopher  (Chris) Cargiulo of Panton, Vt., passed away on April 14, 2020. He was born in Yonkers, N.Y. on Jan. 15, 1969, to Margaret and Michael Cargiulo. Chris was raised in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. He attended Yorktown schools and was a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh. Chris was a sales representative for Macauley Foods of Barre, Vt.  He worked hard to make sure that his customers got whatever they needed. Chris was a diehard N.Y. Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan who enjoyed playing softball and disc golf and especially enjoyed spending time with his son, Mason. Chris is survived by...

LINDA M. (BROWN) PIDGEON
04/20/2020
KEENE, N.H. — Linda M. Pidgeon, 74, of Keene, N.H.,  passed away on April 8, 2020, with family by her side following a period of declining health. She was born on Sept. 19, 1945, in Middlebury, Vt., the daughter of the late Mildred (Desjadon) and Clifford Brown. She attended Middlebury area schools. Linda’s childhood friends and family lovingly knew her by the nickname “Hitch.” On April 19, 1975, Linda married Robert L. Pidgeon. They celebrated over 35 years together before his passing in 2010. Linda had a long and varied career. She worked for many years as a CNA/LNA in both Vermont and New...

VERGENNES — Robert C. Barrows Sr., 94, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, at his home in Vergennes. He was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Vergennes. After graduating high school in 1944 he joined the Army Air Force. After the Army he attended UVM and graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he was hired by Simmonds Precision and worked there for 44 years. He was predeceased by two sons (Skipper) Robert C. Barrows, Jr. and Thomas Barrows. He leaves two daughters, Susan Button of Mississippi and Lynn M. Barrows of Addison. He leaves several nieces and nephews, many grand and great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. To send online condolences to his family visit brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com.◊
04/17/2020
VERGENNES — Robert C. Barrows Sr., 94, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, at his home in Vergennes. He was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Vergennes. After graduating high school in 1944 he joined the Army Air Force. After the Army he attended UVM and graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he was hired by Simmonds Precision and worked there for 44 years. He was predeceased by two sons (Skipper) Robert C. Barrows, Jr. and Thomas Barrows. He leaves two daughters, Susan Button of Mississippi and Lynn M. Barrows of Addison. He leaves several nieces and nephews, many grand and...

THOMAS LEE CHRISTIAN
04/14/2020
ORWELL — Thomas Lee Christian, age 81, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020, at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Mr. Christian was born in Rutland on April 25, 1938. He was the son of Leo and Virginia (Fortier) Christian. He grew up in Orwell, where he received his early education and graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1956. He was a lifelong Orwell resident. In his earlier years he worked for the State of Vermont building dams in Addison. He drove a milk truck for Ken Macfarlane for several years. He has been a truck driver for over 36 years. He drove a milk truck for...

ALFREDA ANNA LAFRANCE
04/14/2020
BRISTOL — Alfreda LaFrance was born on July 31, 1929, at home on Fitch Street in Bristol, Vt. She was the third daughter born to Alfred John and Gertrude (Tennien) Hagan. Our loving mom went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 19, 2020, while living in Lakeland, Fla. She is preceded in death by her husband, Osborne Oscar LaFrance; son, Osborne Joseph; grandson, Jonathan Brown; and sisters Gladys Hagan and Helen Cyr. Alfreda was first and foremost a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother with a gentle soul and a loving heart for her family. Her sisters were her best friends. They worked part-...

JOHN CONNELL LEWIS JR.
04/14/2020
WOODSTOCK — John Connell Lewis Jr., 84, died peacefully Friday, April 10, 2020 at Mertens House in Woodstock, Vt. He was born on Aug. 4, 1935, in Atlantic City, N.J., the son of John C. and Ella Lewis, and attended the Peddie School. John met his wife of 58 years, Susan Lockwood Lewis, while attending Middlebury College, where he graduated in 1958 with a Masters degree in Chemistry. They settled in downtown Middlebury not far from where they met on campus. John was creative in everything he did. In business he decided to follow his heart and started his own business, Tucel Industries, a...
04/14/2020
PROCTOR — Ralph Sweet, 73, of Proctor, died March 10, 2020, at the home of his caregivers, Burton H. and Rita McCullough. He was born in Burlington, Jan. 2, 1947, the son of Joseph and Charlena (Shortsleeve) Sweet. Ralph was employed at the McCullough Family farm for 45 years. He enjoyed riding his bicycle, snowmobiling, karaoke, coloring and farming. Surviving are a sister, Marjorie Booska of Vergennes, three brothers, Robert Sweet and Roy Sweet of North Carolina and Rodney Sweet of Winooski, several nieces and nephews as well as his extended McCullough family. A celebration of life will be...

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