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EDWARD J. KOMPASS
09/01/2020
LINCOLN — Edward J. Kompass, loving husband and father of six children, passed away peacefully at his home in South Lincoln, Vt., on Aug. 31, 2020, at age 93. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Amelia (Emmy, nee Heubel); children Christine and husband Kevin, Daniel, Andrew and wife Emily, Timothy and wife Kathy, Matthew and wife Lois, Julie and husband Matt; grandchildren Timothy, Brian, Ashley, Patrick, David, Sara, and Kelsey; and great-grandchildren Caila, Brendan, Katie, and Lilly, and is predeceased by his beloved grandson Mark. Ed was born on Dec. 22, 1926, in Jersey City, N.J., to...

MARJORIE CECILE QUESNEL
09/01/2020
SHOREHAM — Marjorie Cecile Quesnel, age 87, passed away on Aug. 26 at her home after a long illness. Marge was born in 1933 in Middlebury, the youngest child to the late Simon and Nellie (Abair) Desjadon. She graduated from Middlebury High School in 1951. She worked as a seamstress for Van Raalte from 1951 to 1954. On Aug. 2, 1953, she married the love of her life, Robert J. Quesnel. She was a stay-at-home mom raising six children and managed Bob’s insurance business from their home for 44 years. Marge was known for her quick wit and sweet demeanor.  She was cherished by those who came in...

BARBARA ANN (MORRISON) STREATOR
09/01/2020
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Barbara Ann (Morrison) Streator, 94, previously of Westmore, Vt., left this earthly life peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, while at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester. On Aug. 22, a small graveside service and burial of Barbara and her husband, Charles, who predeceased her in 2011, was held in Westmore, attended by her son, Michael (wife, Lori) of Underhill, and her daughters Stacey Archer of Lafayette, Ind., and Rondi Whitney (James Whitney) of Brandon, Vt. A celebration of her life for a larger scope of her family and friends will be held next summer....
08/28/2020
SHOREHAM — Marjorie Cecile Quesnel, age 87, passed away on Aug. 26, 2020, at her home in Shoreham. The graveside committal service and burial will take place, on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m., at St. Genevieve Cemetery in Shoreham. The Rev. Luke Austin, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury will officiate. A full obituary will appear in this paper, on Thursday, Sept. 3. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

GLORIA M. (BISBEE) LAWRENCE
08/27/2020
VERGENNES — Gloria Lawrence, 78, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at UVM Medical Center in Burlington. Memorial Services will be held in Victory Baptist Church in Vergennes on Fri., Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Victory Baptist Church, Rt. 7, Vergennes, VT 05491. For a full obituary go to elmwoodmeunier.net.◊

GEORGE EDWARD MARTIN
08/27/2020
RUTLAND — George Edward Martin, 82, passed away on Aug. 17, 2020, at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester after a multi-year battle with cancer. Born on Oct. 29, 1937, in Huntington, he was the oldest child of Alfred and Freda Martin. George leaves two children; son Christopher (Misty) Martin of Teague, Texas; grandchildren Joshua, Jacob and Arielle; and daughter Wendy (David) Zepeda of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren James, Joanna, Susanna, and Samuel; plus great-granddaughter Luna Sabrina and great-grandson due to be born in October. He also leaves a brother, Raymond Martin of...

DEAN KEVIN WHITNEY
08/27/2020
SALISBURY — Dean Kevin Whitney, age 46, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at his home in Salisbury. Dean was born in Middlebury on Jan. 10, 1974. He was the son of John and Lorraine (Piper) Whitney Sr. Dean was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. He loved his grandchildren and felt blessed to be able to spend time with them every day, along with his best friend “Amber.” Dean loved music, and spending time with his mom and siblings. Dean worked in the family business, Whitney’s Custom Farm Work, for over 20 years. He enjoyed working side-by-side with his...

AGNES DEGRAAF BOELENS
08/19/2020
PANTON — Agnes DeGraaf Boelens, age 76, went to be home with her Lord on Aug. 15, 2020. She passed peacefully at home, surrounded by love, after struggling with interstitial lung disease. Agnes immigrated to the greater Vergennes area from the Netherlands at the age of 14 with her family. She graduated from Vergennes Union High School. Agnes, her husband Ted, and family lived in New York, Vermont, Kansas, Michigan and Florida, where she worked as a purchasing agent, bookkeeper, and assistant treasurer. In 1993, Agnes and Ted returned to Vermont, where they owned and operated the Little Otter...

VALERIE MARIA CYR
08/19/2020
NEW HAVEN — On Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, Valerie Cyr, loving wife and mother of four children, passed away peacefully at the age of 79. She was lovingly cared for by Alice Barnum during the last 4 and a half years as she struggled with Alzheimer’s. Valerie was born on June 22, 1941, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Paul and Jean (Szeman) Zapotocky. She attended Roger Ludlowe HS (Class of 1959) in Fairfield, Conn., earned a Business Certificate from the Butler Business School in Bridgeport and had early success at Remington-DuPont, also in Bridgeport. She had two sons, Robert and Christopher, and two...
08/19/2020
NEW HAVEN — A celebration of life service for Helen Dupoise, who died Aug. 8, 2020, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Parish in Middlebury. Interment will follow the service.

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