Obituaries


ARLENE ETHEL (FLEMING) BROWN
10/31/2019
NEW HAVEN — Arlene Ethel (Fleming) Brown, 80, of New Haven, was called home unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at UVM Medical Center in Burlington. Arlene was born May 13, 1939, at home in “Little Ireland” Starksboro, Vt., to Clarence Lee Fleming and Alice Alma Hill Fleming. She graduated from Middlebury High School in 1957. After graduating from New Hampshire Vocational Technical College in 1985 she became an L.P.N. She was very proud of being a nurse and worked at various locations in New Hampshire and Vermont, including Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She loved fishing and hunting...

LYNN MARIE COEBY
10/31/2019
RIPTON — Lynn Marie Coeby 64, passed away Friday evening Oct. 25, 2019, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, losing her valiant battle with depression. She was born Aug. 16, 1955, in New Brunswick, N.J., the daughter of Robert Alexander Coeby and Eleanor (Stopinski) Coeby Lynn received her Bachelor’s of Science from Rutgers University and received her M.D. from the Medical College of Ohio. Prior to her retirement she was employed at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She is survived by her mother Eleanor Coeby, of Ripton; by her brothers, Robert Coeby of Berwyn Heights...

IRENE B. DENIS
10/31/2019
WEYBRIDGE — Irene B. Denis, 93, of Weybridge died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the ARCH Room at Helen Porter Rehabilitation Services following a short illness. She was born in Middlebury on Nov. 12, 1925, the daughter of Donald and Ethel (Matthews) Billings, and lived most of her life in Weybridge. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul E Denis. She is survived by their children and spouses, David and Dorothy Denis of Jonesborough Tenn., Michael and Cindy Denis of Weybridge, Phyllis and Robert Bowdish of Weybridge, Joyce Servidio of Marietta, Ga., and Diane and Wayne Smith of Salisbury; and...

MICHAEL P. JERRY SR.
10/31/2019
FERRISBURGH — Michael “Mike” P. Jerry Sr., 64, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. Mike was born Feb. 28, 1955 in Northfield, Vt., where he was raised until 1965 when the family moved to Ferrisburgh, Vt. He graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 1973. In the prime of his life Mike was always busy. He spent a lot of time helping friends, being a firefighter for the Ferrisburgh Fire Department, serving the National Guard stationed in Vergennes, playing sports like softball and horseshoes, and being on stock car racer Jamie Aubie’s pit crew....

WILLIAM JOSEPH LAROCQUE
10/31/2019
LEICESTER — William (Bill) Joseph Larocque of Leicester, Vt., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the age of 82. Bill was born on Dec. 7, 1936, in Salisbury, Vt., shortly after his parents Eugene Joseph Larocque and Laura Marie (Longtin) Larocque emigrated from their native community of St. Isidore de Prescott, Canada, joining family already in the area. He proudly served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Fulton during the Korean era and was a loyal member of the local chapter of the American Legion throughout his life. An avid car and motorcycle enthusiast, Bill attended shows and racing events...
10/25/2019
SHOREHAM — Bruce A. Lustgarten passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 14, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.  He was born on April 22, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pa. His passion for outdoor adventures drew him to Vermont, where he enjoyed hiking, skiing, canoeing, tennis, and spending time with his loved ones. His home was always filled with music and good food, both of which he loved to share with friends and family.  He is survived by his wife, Jane Lustgarten, three children, and six grandchildren.◊
10/25/2019
ORWELL — Kenneth Calvin Snyder, age 94, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Helen Porter Health and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Ken was born in Mystic, Conn., on Nov. 17, 1924. He was the son of Zenas Sylvester and Matilda (Weimer) Snyder. He grew up in Connecticut, where he received his early education and his passion for the water. He was an excellent swimmer and diver and owned several boats over the years. He attended the University of Rhode Island for Electrical Engineering and then received a degree in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he met his...
10/25/2019
BURLINGTON — Jennifer K. Doolan, 49, formerly of Ripton, died from injuries sustained in a fall Oct. 18, 2019, at her home in Burlington. She was born June 19, 1970, in Middlebury to James and Barbara Doolan. Jennifer was a 1988 graduate of Middlebury Union High School, where she excelled in sports. After graduation she used her skills developed at Silver Towers Camp to become a caregiver for physically and mentally challenged individuals. She lately was a housekeeper in Burlington hotels. Jennifer loved nature-boating, swimming and horses were her passion. She is survived by her son Brenden...
10/21/2019
VERGENNES — James E. Leach, 58, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at his home in Vergennes. He was born Jan. 14, 1961, in Haverhill, N.H., the son of Harold J. Leach Sr. and Barbara R. Leach. James is survived by his brother Harold (Skip) J. Leach Jr. and wife Eileen and their son Christopher  and daughter Megan of Vergennes; brother Paul Leach of Vergennes; brother William Leach of Vergennes; brother John Leach of Vergennes; brother Robert Leach and wife Gail and their daughter Kylie of Addison; and sister Sarah Leach of Vergennes. There will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers...
10/17/2019
FAIR HAVEN — Ronald Lewis Wetherby, 76, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Ron was born in Rutland on Dec. 20, 1942, the son of Walter and Donna (Lewis) Wetherby. He grew up on the family farm in Wallingford and received his early education in local schools. Later he moved with his family to a farm in Rutland Town until 1956 when they moved to the property that he spent 63 years working and caring for in Fair Haven. He graduated from Fair Haven Union High School, class of 1960. Ron was an avid reader and loved watching old westerns. He enjoyed...

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