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RANGER, Ga. — Anna Taylor, loving wife of James Sidney Taylor, died at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, following injuries received in a car accident. She was born on May 13, 1947, in East Derry, N.H., to the late Harold Deering and Viola Wilson Deering. She is survived by her stepmother, Leola Mitchel Deering. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffery Taylor. She is survived by her children, Shana (Mark) Cheeks, Melody (Larry) Gilley, Dawna (Culton Thomas) Taylor, Lena (Mark) Freeman, Quinlan (Narges) Rakin, and Jon (Heather) Taylor; grandchildren...

CHARLOTTE ANNA VIENS
MIDDLEBURY — Charlotte Anna Viens, age 84, of Middlebury, Vt., lovingly known as Annie, passed away peacefully beside her children on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at the Havens in Middlebury. Annie was born in New Haven, Vt., on March 4, 1937, daughter of the late George Many and Geraldine Many (Cyr). She graduated from Middlebury High School in 1955. After graduating, she worked off and on as a bookkeeper for more than 40 years. She was the bookkeeper for the school lunch program at Middlebury Union High School for many years. To this day, she is fondly remembered by former students as “the lunch...
SALISBURY — Lillian Merida Berkeley Williams, age 106, died Monday, Sept. 6, at Shard Villa in Salisbury, Vt. Lillian moved to Vermont almost eight years ago to live with her son Edward and his wife Mary in Monkton, Lillian was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 27, 1914, to Clyde Berkeley and Mary Eubanks Berkeley. In 1920, at the age of five, while living in Pittsfield, Mass., she went to live with foster parents “Aunty” Alice and “Uncle” Joseph Cope. She remained with them until Alice’s death in 1933. She looked back on those years as a very happy time in her life. She then moved home to live...

THOMAS “TOM” MICHAEL ADAMS
STARKSBORO — Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend. Thomas “Tom” Michael Adams of Starksboro passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, Sept. 4, surrounded by his family. If you asked a hundred people who Tom Adams was, they would all give you a variety of answers. A husband. A father. A grandfather. An electrician. A mechanic. A comedian. A fireman. A carpenter. An inventor. Mr. Fixit and many more. All these descriptions would be true of this amazing man. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do or figure out. Tom worked hard as a master electrician for 50 years....
RUTLAND — Catherine Bishop, 90, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Rutland City. She is survived by her son, Brian Bishop, and her siblings, Charles English, June Santeoruso and Doris Malinowski. No services will be held.
MIDDLEBURY — A celebration of life for Ann Hoxie Brousseau, who died on June 24, 2021, in Middlebury will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society at 2 Duane Court (off Charles Avenue) in Middlebury. The Rev. Barnaby Feder will lead the socially distanced service at the church. Attendees are asked to be vaccinated. Church rules require all attendees to wear masks. Friends wishing to be on an email list to be alerted if there is any change in the schedule due to updated COVID-19 protocols, should send their email address to pmconlon@...

PAUL JOHN BUCK
MEREDITH, N.H. — Paul John Buck, age 74, passed away at home on Sept. 5, 2021. Born on July 27, 1947, in Granville, N.Y., Paul spent his early years in Rupert, Vt., attending a one-room schoolhouse for grades K-8. His family moved to East Middlebury, Vt., his freshman year, where he attended Middlebury High School, graduating in 1965. It was during his time in Middlebury that he grew his passion for aviation and became determined at a young age to become a commercial pilot. Paul enlisted in the Air Force in 1965 and trained as an airplane mechanic, serving in Vietnam before being honorably...

CHARLES RICHARD CATLIN
ADDISON — Charles Richard Catlin, “Dick,” 88, passed away Aug. 26, 2021, with his family by his side at Porter Hospital in Middlebury, Vt. Dick was born in 1933 in Lyons, N.Y., but grew up in New Haven, Conn. He graduated from the Hopkins School, where he captained the football and basketball teams and was class president. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1956, where he had been active in numerous campus sports and activities. He joined the Navy shortly after college and spent four years as a naval aviator serving in an experimental squadron, carrier qualified, and flight instructor....

FERNANDE “FERN” CLOUTIER
MIDDLEBURY — Someone who loves the Lord is now with him: Fernande “Fern” Cloutier, age 98, passed peacefully on Sept. 3, 2021, at Porter Health & Rehabilitation Center, in Middlebury. Fern was born in Moose Creek, Ontario, Canada on June 24, 1923. She was the daughter of Aime’ and Marguerite (Branchaud) Lalonde. She grew up in Moose Creek, where she received her education. On June 11, 1946, she married Gerald Cloutier at Our Lady of The Angels Catholic Church in Moose Creek. Nov. 12, 1947, they moved to Salisbury, where they owned and operated a farm until the spring of 1969. They...
VERGENNES — Bradford Hiram Henry Howe, the man with four names, left us for a better place on Aug. 31, 2021. He was named after our descendant, Governor William Bradford, the first Governor of Massachusetts and Mayflower passenger, both facts dad had great pride in. A devoted father, husband, friend and civil servant he touched the hearts of many. He will be greatly missed by all. Born Feb. 15, 1946 in Richford, Vt., a proud 8th-generation Vermonter, he is survived by his two daughters, Carrie Barrows and Christina Marshall. They are his second biggest accomplishment, his first being his Navy...

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