Obituaries


DEBORAH L. SHACKETT
07/08/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Deborah L. Shackett, 59, passed away on July 5, 2020, at home following a long illness with cancer. Her sister Kathy was by her side. She was born in Middlebury, Vt., the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bougor) Shackett Sr. Debi enjoyed football, the Chicago Bears and crocheting. She loved Country music and Elvis Presley. She is survived by her husband Leo Moulton Sr.; three sons and their spouses, Leo and Angela (Grimm) Moulton Jr., Gerald Moulton, and Taylor and Erika (Brown) Moulton; seven grandchildren, Destiny, Hayden, Vada, Brittany, Addison, Remmington and Paisley; and aunt...
07/08/2020
MIDDLEBURY — James “Jim” Douglas Wright, age 64, of Middlebury, Vt., died unexpectedly in his home on Thursday, July 2, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Louise Zilpha Whalen-Wright and their five children: Jonathon Bailey (wife Cho Garra), Michael Seaver (wife Karla Capurro Perez), Carlie Alice, Christopher James and Seth Bailey and granddaughter Gia Michaella. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, July 8, but a celebration of his life will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Congregational Church of Middlebury or the Charter House Coalition.

MICHAEL K. HALLOCK
07/08/2020
ODESSA, Fla. — Michael K. Hallock, 59, died at 8:40 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Bayonet Regional Medical Center in Hudson, Fla. Mike was born Aug. 30, 1960, in Burlington, Vt., the son of Raymond Hallock and Barbara Fuller Hallock. He was an auto mechanic and a heating and air conditioning tech. He is survived by his mother; his brother Timothy Hallock (Judy) of Panton, Vt.; his sister Margaret Hallock (Donald Zachow) of Port Richey, Fla.; and sister Nicole Hallock (Brian Booksa) of Rutland, Vt. He was predeceased by his father. Memorial services will be held at a later date, location to...

WILLIAM C. WISELL
07/08/2020
BRISTOL — William C. Wisell passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at his home in Bristol surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bristol, January 15, 1939, son of the late Emery E. Wisell (1901-1955) and Sarah I. (Halnon) Wisell (1911-1996). Bill was an active and beloved member of the Bristol community all his life. After serving in the Army in Panama from 1957-1960, he returned to the place he called home. While spending the rest of his 81 years there he was a member of the school board, selectboard, Lions Club and Knights of Columbus. Bill was also a Town Lister, Little...

LOIS (LUPIEN/MCCLUSKEY) KINNEY
07/06/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Lois (Lupien/McCluskey) Kinney went home to Jesus on June 21, 2020, at age 82. Lois was born to Albert and Evelyn Lupien on June 6, 1938, and raised on their family farm in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She was proud of being an administrator, but even more proud of her children. Lois dedicated her life to raising her five children in Lowell, then Groton, Massachusetts, always cheering for them on the sports field and functions. After her children were grown and thriving, Lois relocated to Middlebury, Vermont, where she enjoyed her community, made friends, and happily volunteered at...

PETER ALPHONSE MONTY SR.
07/06/2020
VERGENNES — Peter Alphonse Monty Sr., 82, of Vergennes, Vt., died in his home in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 5, 2020. He was born on Aug. 7, 1937, in Enosburg, Vt., the son of Leo Paul Monty and Marie Reine (Blanchard) Monty. At the age of 18 he began four years of service in the United States Armed Forces (Army) and went on to work at Whitmore Grain Company for two years, where he became a welder. He married Veronica May (Margiotti) Monty in the fall of 1964. She died June 8, 2000. He opened his own auto body garage in 1969 as Pete’s Autobody in New Haven Junction. He was a...

HENRIETTA L. WALSH
07/06/2020
BRANDON — Henrietta L. Walsh, age 89, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, with family at her side. Mrs. Walsh was born in Goshen on Nov. 2, 1930. She was the daughter of Henry and Laurael (Rickert) Howard. She began her waitressing career at resorts in New England, and down the east coast. On Sept. 20, 1964, she married Michael Walsh, they decided Brandon was their home, where she was employed by the Brandon Inn for over 25 years. She later worked at the Brandon Training School for another 22 years, retiring in 1991. Mr. Walsh predeceased her on Dec. 30, 1993. She was a member of the Brandon...

PAULITA HEATH
07/06/2020
BRISTOL — Paulita Heath, 87, of Bristol, Vt., passed away peacefully surrounded by her children June 28, 2020. She was born Nov. 27, 1932, to Frank and Aldina Hammond in Burlington, Vt. Soon after graduating Cathedral High School in 1951 she married the love of her life, the late Dan Heath. Together they built a wonderful loving life, raising twelve children. Her surviving children are: Debra and Peter Jackman, Dan and Cheryl Heath, David and Denise Heath, Don and Moselle Heath, Denise and Paul Conaway, Douglas Heath, Darla and Rob Stark, Dean and Rebecca Heath, Dianna and Shelley Palmer,...

JAMES GORDON MURRAY
07/01/2020
MIDDLEBURY — James Gordon Murray passed away peacefully at his home in Middlebury, Vt., on June 28, 2020, at the age of 92. He was born in Flint Michigan to John and Mildred (Crocker) Murray. After high school, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for a short time at the end of World War II. He went on to get many degrees starting at the University of Michigan (1950), followed by a Master’s degree from Dartmouth College (1952) and finished with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Duke University (1955). He met his wife of 62 years while on a ski trip to Stowe, Vt. Their passion for exercise and the...

ROBERT HOWARD SUNDERLAND
06/30/2020
HIGHLAND, N.Y. — Robert Howard Sunderland of Highland, N.Y., age 80, died June 13, 2020, at Mid Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., after a short illness. He was born in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on Aug. 4, 1939. He graduated from Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School in New York in 1957. He was a Navy Veteran, serving from 1962 to 1968. He owned SunLand Car Transport Company and SunLand Swimming Pool Company in Red Hook, N.Y. He also lived in Bridport, Vt., and operated SunLand Auto Transport there for several years. He was predeceased by his parents, E. Wayne Sunderland and Ruth (Forrest...

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