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KENNETH A. RUSSELL
SAVANNAH, Ga. — On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, Kenneth A. Russell, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 67. Ken was born in Barre, Vt., on Jan. 3, 1954, to Kenneth N. and Christine W. Russell. He graduated from Twinfield High School in 1972 and received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1976. He was an industrial sales representative for several businesses in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Georgia during his career. On June 26, 1982, he married Dee Anna Marsh. They raised a daughter, Rachel Ann Russell, in Brandon, Vt. Ken had a...

LUCIA MILLIKAN STRAUSS
BRANDON — Lucia Millikan Strauss, age 86, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021, at Mountain View Center in Rutland. Mrs. Strauss was born in Atlantic City, N.J., on March 9, 1934. She was the daughter of Dr. Andrew and Mary (Read) Smith. She grew up in the Atlantic City area, where she received her education. She loved working in fashion in New York City. She resided in Florida for many years, while raising her family, before moving back to New Jersey. She became a resident of Brandon in 2006. It was her desire to make her home with her beloved niece; Lucia Vail Larabee. She was blessed with a...

GEORGE MICHAEL TIGHE
BRISTOL — On March 4, 2021, George Michael Tighe passed away peacefully of natural causes. George, the son of Irish immigrants, was born on Feb. 18, 1934, in Boston, Mass. He moved to Bristol in 1972. George is survived by two brothers, Joseph Tighe (and wife Kay) and Thomas Tighe (and wife Mary), who both reside in the Boston area. He was predeceased by his wife, Sandi, and his first wife, Charlotte. He is survived by four daughters, Cindy Kelly, Nancy Barringer, JoAnne Dearborn, and Linda Parker; a son, Paul Tighe; a stepson, Jeff Johnson; a stepdaughter, Willow Wheelock; and many...

LOUIS ROBERT “BOB” TOTH
WHITING — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Louis Robert Toth on March 6, 2021. Bob was born Sept. 24, 1939, in Camden, N.J. He moved his family to Vermont in 1976, where he owned and operated D.A. Welding and Machine Co. working as a tool and die maker. He also ran a greenhouse in Brandon with his wife Ruth for many years. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and taking rides with his dog, Buster. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth. Survivors include his daughters, Jayne Nicklaw, Tammy Wilbur, Nancy Audet and Penny Racine; two sisters, Joyce Lacy and Susan Ahrens; and many...

LUCAS VORSTEVELD
BRIDPORT — Our loving son and brother, Lucas, has died by suicide after courageously battling schizoaffective disorder for over a decade. Born in Middlebury, Vt., to André and Lydia Vorsteveld (Rizzo), Lucas graduated from the Sun Valley Community School in Idaho and attended George Washington University, majoring in Economics. Lucas was an intellectual, compassionate, and thoughtful son, brother, and friend, who brought his gentle and gracious presence to all he met. Lucas loved soccer, skiing, long boarding, and basketball. A lively conversationalist, he was always up for a political or...

HOWARD “BUTCH” WILLARD ADAMS
MONKTON — Howard “Butch” Willard Adams, 72, passed away Feb. 22, 2021, after a brief hospitalization. He was born March 13, 1948, in Burlington, Vt., to George H. and Elinor (Sullivan) Adams, who have predeceased him. Howard graduated from Vergennes High School in 1966. He received his associates degree from Vermont Technical College in Mechanical Design in 1968. Immediately following college he started his 30-year tenure with IBM. While at IBM, Howard met Linda M. Clark of Hinesburg. They married in Hinesburg on August 21, 1971, and built their first home in Monkton. In 1980 Howard moved his...

MARJORIE I. GALVIN
BENNINGTON — Marjorie I. Galvin, 98, of Bennington, Vt., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at the Brookdale Fillmore Pond Assisted Living Facility in Bennington where she resided for the last three years.  Born on March 2, 1922, she was the daughter of the late George and Florence (Gale) Galvin, and was the fifth of eight children. Having been born and raised in Salisbury, Vt., on a large dairy farm, she became a lifelong resident of Bennington, having relocated to there in October 1942. She was a graduate of the Albany Business School and worked for many years as a manager at...

KATHLEEN N. SHANGRAW
HUNTINGTON — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kathleen N. Shangraw, 83, of Huntington, Vt., on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at the Vermont Respite House in Colchester. She was born May 22, 1937 in Barre, Vt., to Frank and Dallis (Van Deusen) Noble. Kathleen graduated from Shelburne High School in 1956 and married Burton H. Shangraw Jr. on Sept. 1 of that same year in Burlington, Vt. They were married 64 years and made many happy memories together. Over the years Kathleen worked in the kitchens of Burlington High School and Fletcher Allen Hospital as a baker. She was very...

WRIGHT STOWE
NEW HAVEN — Wright Stowe, 96, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Bristol. He was born on March 10, 1924, the son of Robert and Hallie Stowe. He was born and brought up on a farm on Sawyer Road and attended Beeman Academy. After marrying Helena (Hamner) they bought one farm on East Street and in the 1960’s the family also purchased the Ned Wheeler Farm also on East Street. He was a farmer all of his life. He loved to dance. He was a 4-H Leader for many years and a member of New Haven Congregational Church. He was predeceased by his wife Helena, his parents and a sister Barbara Stowe. He is...

FRANCES ANN (WISELL) SULLIVAN
PANTON — Frances Ann (Wisell) Sullivan, 78 of Panton, passed away peacefully at Helen Porter Health and Rehab in Middlebury, Vt., on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. “Ann” was born on July 25, 1942, in Burlington, Vt., the daughter of Dr. George P. and Mrs. Frances M. (McAuliffe) Wisell. She attended schools in Vergennes, and was a proud member of the first graduating class at Vergennes Union High School (VUHS) in 1960, where she was voted most popular and most versatile. She also was named DAR Good Citizen. It is no surprise to anyone that these accolades so early in her life would truly define her...

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