Obituaries


BARBARA ELLEN CASEY GONZALEZ
06/30/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Barbara Ellen Casey Gonzalez, age 98, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2020, at her home in Middlebury. Barbara was born in Middlebury on July 23, 1921. She was the daughter of Hubert and Ramona (Forbes) Casey. She grew up in Middlebury, where she received her education in local schools. She moved to Water Street when she was 16 and lived there for almost the entire rest of her life. She married Narciso John Gonzalez in 1942. They spent most of their lives in Middlebury, where they raised six children (including a set of unexpected twins). She loved children and spent many...

DELBERT CHARLES FRAZIER SR.
06/30/2020
ORWELL — Delbert Charles Frazier Sr., 82, died June 26, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. 21, 1938, the son of Delbert Jesse Frazier and Loretta Irene Barber. He grew up in Orwell before moving to Castleton to work for White’s Fuel then moved back to Orwell, where he worked for Dundon Plumbing and Heating for over 40 years until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, country music, dancing, mowing lawns and spending time with all his family and friends. He was also an active member of Castleton and Orwell fire departments for over 35 years....

DARWIN HAROLD LEE
06/30/2020
NEW HAVEN — Darwin Harold Lee, 86, passed away peacefully with his wife holding his hand on May 7, 2020, at Porter Medical Center. Calling hours for Darwin will be held at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Saturday, July 18, from noon to 2 p.m. A funeral service at 2 p.m. will follow with Rev. Yvon Royer officiating. Both are open to the public. A graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven with New Haven Fire Department and Military Honors will be held after the funeral and is open to the public. Please bring a mask for all services. To send online condolences to his family...

MARTIN VESPER THOMPSON
06/30/2020
ROUSES POINT, N.Y./BRISTOL — Martin Vesper Thompson, 79, shed his tired, mortal body and returned to his heavenly home on June 19, 2020, following a lingering illness. Marty was born in Starksboro on March 21, 1941, to the late Nixon Thompson and Edna (Kimball) Thompson. He grew up with seven siblings on a large bucolic farm in the foothills of the Green Mountains at a time when teams of horses were used to gather sap, haul logs and plow and hay the fields. There, he learned the pride that came with a hard day’s work and developed a strong love and connection to the land and woods of his...

LINDA LEE DAVIS
06/30/2020
HANCOCK — Linda Lee Davis, 65, formerly of Middlebury, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after brief illness. She was born July 31, 1954 in Ames, Iowa, the daughter of Ronald Lee Davis and Carol (Willits) Davis. After high school she completed training as a nurse’s aid working in that field in Iowa until moving to Vermont. Linda was of Anglo-Catholic faith and was a member of Messiah Chapel in Middlebury. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter and her cat Boo. Linda volunteered at Turning Point Center in Middlebury. She is survived by her daughter...

NORA JOHNSON SAMPSON
06/25/2020
FOREST DALE — Nora (Reed) Johnson Sampson, age 95, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Wachusett Manor in Gardner, Mass. Mrs. Sampson was born in Forest Dale on Nov. 24, 1924. She was the daughter of Carl and Flora (LaRock) Reed. She grew up in the Forest Dale and Brandon area, where she received her education. In her earlier years she worked at the Brandon Training School and later at Rollers by Baker in Forest Dale. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman Johnson Sr. in 1977. She later married James Sampson who also predeceased her in 1999. She has made her home with her daughter...

JAMES R. CARTMELL
06/23/2020
DURHAM, N.H. — James Robert (Jim) Cartmell, 89, passed peacefully at home with family in Durham, N.H., on May 19, following a 10-year challenge with kidney failure and treatment. Jim graduated from Phillips Academy Andover in 1948, Dartmouth College in 1953 and the Amos Tuck School of Business in 1955. He started his career in the marketing department at the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Mich., but soon returned to Vermont to help with the family businesses. During a management stint in Burlington, Vt., he met Jacqueline (Jackie) Warner while skiing at Stowe and she would become his wife of...
06/19/2020
SALISBURY — Walter Mosurick Jr. died June 12, 2020, at his home in Salisbury, VT. He was born in Bridgewater, NJ, in 1949, a son of the late Walter Sr. and Eva (Zynko) Mosurick. He graduated from Bridgewater West High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving in Khe Sanh, Vietnam. Wally worked as an installer and salesman for North Pole Insulation out of Whitehouse, NJ, for many years, and later delivered for Monument Farm Dairy out of Weybridge, VT, for 20 years before retiring. He is survived by his wife Janet (Stefanchik) of Salisbury; daughter Holly Calvert of...
06/18/2020
MIDDLEBURY — A Mass of Christian burial for Laurie Wetmore, who died March 18, 2020, will be celebrated on Friday, June 26, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury. Pre-registration is not required, but entrance will be via the side door, with capacity not to exceed 120 individuals.

CLAUDETTE LATREILLE
06/18/2020
CORNWALL — Claudette Latreille passed away very unexpectedly on June 7, 2020. She was born on Nov. 30, 1958, the seventh child of Beverly (Douglas) and Leonard Latreille of Monkton, Vt. She grew up on the family’s dairy farm with her brothers, sisters and a myriad of animals. She graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School in 1977. A few years later she met the love of her life, and again returned to the life of a dairy farmer. In addition, over the years she has worked as a chef at the Waybury Inn, Basin Harbor, The Hillsboro Club (Fla.), and for the past 22 years at Middlebury College in...

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