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GEORGE W. HALLOCK II
VERGENNES — George W. Hallock II 38, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, upon arrival at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born March 10, 1983, in Middlebury, the son of George W. Hallock Sr. and Karen Cormier. George grew up in Vergennes and attended local schools. He worked as a mechanic, fabricator and welder in Addison County. George enjoyed riding motorcycles, cooking, building things and helping others. He is survived by his father, George W. Hallock Sr., of New Haven; by his mother, Karen Sheppeard, of Rutland...
MONKTON — It was the wish of Roger Layn, who died Oct. 5, 2020, that once he was gone, family and friends would gather to tell jokes, shoot the breeze, and have a good time. Join us for an informal gathering on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Monkton Fire House, 3747 States Prison Hollow Road, from  2-4 p.m., to honor Roger.
STARKSBORO — A remembrance of life for David Mason and Bette Mason, who died respectively March 26, 2020, and Feb. 18, 2021, will be held outdoors at the Cota Field Pavilion in Starksboro on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. The graveside service precedes at Green Mount Cemetery in Starksboro at 2 p.m. If convenient, please bring a lawn chair to the pavilion. A refreshment of cookies and beverages will be served. All are joyfully welcome to either or both gatherings.

KARL W. NEUSE
MIDDLEBURY — Karl Neuse, born on July 27, 1941, in Middlebury, to parents Werner and Eloise Francke Neuse, died at home surrounded by his loving family, on Sept. 14, 2021. A man who prided himself on “not getting very far,” he spent his life in Middlebury, leaving only to attend Northfield-Mount Hermon (1959), Williams College (1963), and earning his law degree at Georgetown University (1966). Karl was a law clerk in Underwood and Lynch before opening his own practice in 1972. Driven by a desire to be a country lawyer, he became Vermont’s first Public Defender with a commitment to ensure...
NEW HAVEN — A graveside service for Ruth Paraskevopoulos, who died Dec. 17, 2020, is planned for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven.

MAURICE ADRIEN QUESNEL
BRANDON — Maurice Adrien Quesnel, age 80, passed peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 11, following a short illness, at his home in Brandon. Mr. Quesnel was born in Shoreham on June 21, 1941. He was the son of Lucien and Dorothy (Desrocher). He grew up in Shoreham and received his education in Shoreham and Orwell schools. In his earlier years he worked the family farm. He later spent 35 years at the Shoreham Apple Co-Op. After their closing he joined the staff at Vermont Apple in Westminster for the next five years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1969...

CADDEN “KADO” THOMAS ROOD
MILTON — On April 24, 1984, there was an earthquake in northern California. In fact, two earthquakes. A 3.7 out in the country and at the same time the birth of a terrific son, born in Santa Rosa, Calif., to Thomas and Julia Rood, and who would add a dimension to their lives they never could have planned. Cadden “Kado” Thomas Rood, 37, passed away too soon on July 23, 2021. Cadden spent his early life living in Addison County, Vt., growing up along with his brother Marshall. Most recently he lived in Milton, Vt., where he repaired chain saws, snowmobiles  and bicycles, and was a good friend...
LINCOLN — A memorial service for Doris Rotax, who died Aug. 24, 2021, at the age of 86, will be held at Burnham Hall in Lincoln on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 1-3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

RICHARD WINSTON SEELEY
MIDDLEBURY — Richard “Dick” Winston Seeley, 80, of Middlebury, Vt., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Porter Medical Center. Richard was born in Middlebury on Jan. 11, 1941, the son of Winston Sawyer and Melissa (Lamb) Seeley. Richard is survived by his siblings, Lorraine “Maggie” Seeley, Jane Bradley, and Elaine Morbach; his ex-wife, Trudy of San Diego, Calif.; his children, Cassius of Salt Lake City, Utah, John (wife, Heather) of Middlebury, Yonik (wife, Margaret) of Branchburg, N.J., Bonnie of Salt Lake City, Utah, Anna (husband, Jason) of San Diego, Calif., and Theo of San Diego, Calif...
MIDDLEBURY — In remembrance of Carl M. Shumway, who died Feb. 18, 2021, the family will hold a memorial service for him on Monday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Middlebury, Vt. A graveside service will precede the memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph, Vt.

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