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MARY RUTH GOODRICH
BRISTOL — Mary Ruth Goodrich, died November 24, 2020. She belonged to St. Ambrose Church in Bristol. She was a generous, kind, thoughtful, loving and strong. She has worked hard and loved her neighbors and friends. She will be missed by those that knew her. She leaves behind son Albert Todd Goodrich and daughters Dorothy McCarthy, Mary Weremiechik and Frances Moran. She has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her children Marie Clough, Sandra Clark, Clarmond Frank Goodrich Jr., Amanda Purinton, Betty Weremiechik, John Henry Goodrich, infant Susan, and husband...

ROLLAND L. CLOUTIER
RUTLAND — Rolland Lucien Cloutier, 80, formerly of Whiting, died Nov. 24, 2020, peacefully at his home after a long illness. He was born July 28, 1940, in Crysler, Ontario, Canada, the son of Theophile and Flore (Richer) Cloutier. He came to the U.S.A. in 1961 and later became a citizen. Rolland volunteered many years for the Whiting Fire Department, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree. After growing up with eight light-hearted siblings he always found time to joke and prank with family, friends and co-workers. He earned himself 20 years of retirement, where he continued...

ROGER DANIEL BRISTOL
MIDDLEBURY — Roger Daniel Bristol, age 76, died Nov. 14, 2020. He was born April 29, 1944, to Roger Harrick Bristol and Anna Burgey in Whitherbee, N.Y. He married his wife Sandy on Nov. 4, 1963, in Middlebury. He is survived by Sandy and their children Lisa Bristol, Cheryl Bristol/Steady (Chuck) and Kevin Bristol (Sherry). He was predeceased by his son Roger Daniel Bristol Jr. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. at Valley Bible Church in East Middlebury. Donations in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MARY “PAT” BROWN
RUTLAND — Mary “Pat” Brown (Craddock) 79, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, after a brief battle with coronavirus. She was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Lynbrook, N.Y., the daughter of the late George and Vera Craddock. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. She was a Registered Nurse for 25 years, married for 53 years and raised six wonderful children. She loved crocheting, funny jokes, sweets, car rides, playing board games and holidays with her family. She is survived by her six children: Christopher Brown and his significant other Michelle George of Sterling, Mass.;...
BRISTOL — Maryann Tierney Corkins, 77, passed away at home with family on Nov. 18, 2020, with her best bud, Jessie. She was born Aug. 15, 1943. She was the wife of Keith Corkins of Bristol. She was a vet, mother of James and Brian, and grandmother to Jacob and David. She the bravest woman her family knew but is now with the Lord. No services are scheduled until spring. Family and friends will keep her in their prayers. She is survived by Patricia Balsam, Butch Gray, Joey and Stephen Fill, Rachel Corkins, Rebecca Tourville, Kathy Kimball; best friends Mikey Dolphin and Mathew Tobey; and Keith’...

JEAN HUNTRESS FOSTER
MIDDLEBURY — Jean Huntress Foster, 93, died Nov. 22, 2020 of natural causes after a year of declining health. Jean was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Weymouth, Mass., and attended Middlebury College until she met George Foster, a young farmer, at a church social. Jean was predeceased by her husband George, daughter Barbara Moodie and son-in-law Dwight Wildermuth. Jean was lovingly cared for at home by family, Paula, Monica, Sheri, Home Healthcare and Dr. Rouse. Jean is survived by son Wayne and wife Jody; son Warren and wife Sally; son George and wife Debbie; and daughter JoAnne and husband Rev. Ken...

KENNETH NEIL LENO
LEICESTER — Kenneth Neil Leno, age 54, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Leicester. Kenny was born in Middlebury on Nov. 15, 1966. He was the son of Kenneth E. and Carol (Brown) Leno. He grew up in Leicester, where he received his early education at Leicester Central School, and graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1984. During his school years he worked at the Leicester General Store and in farming for Richard Nicklaw. He afterwards worked for several years as a machine operator at Vermont Tubbs. He later worked many years at New England Woodcraft. He most recently...

JANET WARREN
CORNWALL — Janet Warren, 74, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, of cancer, consequent upon an inherited genetic anomaly that predisposes carriers to numerous cancers. Janet grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, came to Middlebury to attend college, and stayed for the rest of her life. Some will remember her from her long tenure on the staff of the original Vermont Book Shop, in the era of the founder Dike Blair, and his successor Laura Scott. Janet was a creative cook, an accomplished artist, an avid gardener, a dedicated lover of animals, and a committed partisan of nature and the environment. Janet is...
VERGENNES — Garry Steady, 61, of Vergennes died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Independent.

EDWARD C. “ED” HAGGERTY, No. 12 in a Seton Hall Prep football game
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Edward “Ed” Clifford Haggerty died peacefully amidst loved ones on October 26, 2020, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was 87 years old and predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Margaret (Marti) Kerr Haggerty. An international Public Relations Specialist and Advertising Executive, Ed worked on five continents during a 45-year career. Ed was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1933 to Anna and Earl C. Haggerty. He attended Seton Hall Preparatory School in South Orange, N.J., and in 2010 was inducted into the Seton Hall Prep Hall of Fame as part of their illustrious football team of...

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