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VERGENNES — All are invited to a graveside service for Joan Parks Panton, who died Jan. 14, 2021, at 1 p.m. on July 10 at Carter Cemetery in Monkton. If COVID restrictions have been lifted, we hope to have a reception following the service at the Vergennes American Legion Post 14.

ANN HOXIE BROUSSEAU
MIDDLEBURY — Ann Hoxie Brousseau, 87, of Middlebury died on June 24, 2021, following a recent diagnosis of cancer. Ann was born in Cambridge, Mass., on Oct. 26, 1933, the daughter of David and Ethel Hoxie. She grew up in Montpelier, where her father worked at National Life Insurance. She graduated from Montpelier High School in 1951. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Bates College in 1955. During college she met Arthur Greiner, a young veterinarian in Montpelier, and they were married in August 1955. After living in Red Hook and River Head, N.Y., they bought the Cornwall Animal...

VERONICA MARY (COUSINO) MAYER
BRISTOL — Please join us to celebrate the life of Veronica Mary (Cousino) Mayer, who died May 8, 2020, at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol, Vermont, on July 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. All are invited to a dinner directly following the mass at Saint Ambrose Church.

JOHN CHARLES PHILLIPS
MONKTON — John Charles Phillips, 71, of Monkton passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Spaulding Hospital Cambridge in Cambridge, Mass. He was born on July 12, 1949, in Rutland, Vt., the son of Percy and Lillian (Snyder) Phillips. Details of the memorial service are being worked out. For the details please read the full obituary on the Brown-McClay Funeral Home website, www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com.

THOMAS E. MUNSON
MIDDLEBURY — Thomas E. Munson, 91, died early Monday morning June 28, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 5, 1929, in Middlebury the son of Joseph and Irene (Aldrich) Munson. Thomas married Wilma Cram on February 23, 1957, in Middlebury. He was a farmer for many years. Thomas was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Blue Grass Fiddle Players and a former member of the Champlain Valley Fiddle Players. He enjoyed spending time with his family and country music. He is survived by his wife Wilma, of Middlebury; by his children, Emily Raniey (Wayne) of...
CUMBERLAND, Maine — Elizabeth “Libby” Drury King, 93, of Falmouth and Islesboro, Maine, passed of natural causes on June 21, 2021. She was born March 27, 1928 in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of Harry S. and Madeline G. Drury. A graduate of Lowell High School, she attended Simmons College, from which she graduated in 1949. She met, fell in love with, and married John “Jack” Hallinan King of Concord, New Hampshire, in 1950. The couple initially settled in Lowell, Libby’s hometown, where they lived until 1959. During that time, Libby worked for the Lowell Sun, helping to produce the Sun’s...

JEANNE (HOYT) WOOD
MIDDLEBURY — V. Jeanne (Hoyt) Wood of Middlebury died peacefully on June 24, 2021, at age 90. Jeanne was born Aug. 17, 1930, second child to Ernest and Irma Hoyt in Pomona, California. As a child, she enjoyed singing and dancing, often with her older brother Bill. She met Garland Wood, the love of her life, when she was 16. They married when she was 18 and lived an adventurous and often challenging life for 57 years. Their central priorities were family, faith, and hard work. They raised three children, Kathleen, Deborah, and Brian, moving across the U.S. before settling in Okemos, Michigan,...

BOB SHEA SR.
MONKTON — Robert “Bob” Shea Sr. was born on July 1, 1938, to George and Dorothy Coates Shea. Born and raised in Monkton, he built his home on family land.  Bob passed away on June 24, 2021, at Helen Porter nursing home surrounded with love and with his wife, daughter and son at his side. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dodie, daughter Deborah Greenan (John), granddaughter Elizabeth Greenan, son Robert Shea Jr. (Christina), grandson Riley Shea (Courtney) and great-grandson Oakley and grandson Konnor Shea (Leigh). After high school, Bob joined the Marines and served three tours in the...

JULIE BURROUGHS
WALTHAM — Juliet Burroughs of Waltham passed away June 21, 2021, at the UVM Medical Center after a brief illness. “Julie” was born March 23, 1935 — the third born of six children to Phelps and Editha Burroughs. She was a very talented woman — her favorite hobbies were quilting, knitting and rug hooking. Julie was a driver for Addison County Transit Resources providing transportation to individuals to medical appointments. In the past few years she became a very familiar face at Project Independence in Middlebury. Julie is survived by her sisters Doris “Dorie” Panton, Virginia “Ginny” Clark...

Dr. William H. Luginbuhl
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — William H. Luginbuhl, M.D., age 92, of Kennett Square, Pa., and formerly of Panton, Vt., died peacefully in his sleep on June 21, 2021. He was born on March 11, 1929, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Christian B. Luginbuhl, a physician, and Giulia Hossfeld Luginbuhl, a teacher. He attended Iowa State University followed by Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, where he also completed an internship and residency in pathology. He pursued additional training in Cleveland and was drafted into the U.S. Army, spending two years as the only pathologist in Fort Bragg, N.C. He then...

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