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ALBERTA LUCILLE MCINTYRE
BRISTOL — Alberta Lucille McIntyre, 90, passed away, Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was born Sept. 25, 1930, in Lincoln, the daughter of George and Florence (Hill) Ramsey. She married William J. McIntyre Dec. 31, 1961, and they settled in Bristol, Vt. Alberta worked for Simmonds for over 25 years while raising her family. In her younger years she made decorative cakes for her family and friends. She also enjoyed cross-stitch and crocheting. In the last few years she had a special friend, Tracy, who would help her with shopping/cleaning, but most of all...
EL PASO, Texas — Mary Theresa Bhakta died peacefully in the Lord on June 16, 2021. She was born Feb. 15, 1949, in Birmingham, England to John Mullaney and Leena (née Seary). She arrived U.S. in Washington, D.C., in 1952, ultimately settling with her family in Philadelphia. She was the loving mother of Raj Peter Bhakta (Danhee Bhakta), Asha Bhakta Roziere (David Roziere), Priya Bhakta-Nair (Mahdi Nair), and Mira Anne Bhakta, and devoted grandmother of Vivian, Hannah, Ethan and Evelyn Bhakta, and Nora and Aria Bhakta Roziere. Beloved sister of John, James, and Rosie, she was preceded in death...

BONNIE (BUSHNELL) CAMPBELL
SHOREHAM — Bonnie (Bushnell) Campbell, age 71, passed away with a beautiful sunset on June 17, 2021. She was born Jan. 28, 1950, to the late Gerald and Olive (Duke) Bushnell, in Binghamton, N.Y. Bonnie graduated from Wright State University in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in American History. Bonnie had an extensive book collection and loved to read. She also enjoyed learning about and visiting covered bridges with her husband of 49 years, Howard. Bonnie touched many lives with her generosity and passion for life. She is survived by her husband Howard Campbell; her children Laura (Dewey)...
FERRISBURGH — Robert “Bob” William Gordon Sr., 98, passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 9, 2021, at his home in Ferrisburgh, Vt., with his wife Mary and family at his side. Bob was born in Burlington, Vt., on April 1, 1923, to Edgar Gordon and Rose Collins Gordon. Bob was hard working from a very young age, helping to support his family. In the early years, he worked at E.B. and A.C. Whiting Company in Burlington and at the Burlington Airport. Later, Bob drove bus for Vermont Transit Company for 23 years. Those trips and the people he met were the basis of many stories shared with his...

WAYNE E. HUTCHINSON SR.
BRISTOL — Wayne E. Hutchinson, 92, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021 at his home in Bristol. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Florence (Bessett) Hutchinson and son Wayne Jr. and his sisters Helen and Gwenlyn. He was born on Dec. 23, 1928, in Waterville the son of Harry and Marjorie (Clapper) Hutchinson. As a young adult he served in the United States Army, Korean War ‘51-‘52. Upon moving to Bristol he was a sawyer for Lathrops for many years and later kept many Bristol business lawns beautifully manicured. Wayne enjoyed being outdoors, picnics with his family and taking them on Sunday...

JOHN REANEY MCKINLEY JR.
NEW HAVEN — John Reaney McKinley Jr. passed away Wednesday June 16, 2021, in the company of his wife of 66 years, Myrdith, and their three children, Cindy, Wendy and Bill. John was born in New York City on Sept. 19, 1934, to John and Kennetha McKinley. In 1948, John moved to Middlebury, Vt., where he met many lifelong friends, especially Joel Fifield and Myrdith Benedict. John went on to graduate from Holderness and then UMass in 1956, where he studied Animal Husbandry and was a brother of Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR). After many years, John married his longtime buddy, Myrdith Benedict in 1955. In...
MIDDLEBURY — Carolyn M. Nixon, 77, of Middlebury, died June 15, 2021. She was born April 8, 1944, in Proctor to Charles and Ruth (Sanderson) Rule. She is survived by her children Howard Field IV and Stephanie Nixon; siblings Judy (Paul) Bilodeau, Charles (Kathleen) Rule, and Thomas (Susan) Rule; grandchildren Ashley Robinson, Kaylee Field, Cameron Forbes and Evan Forbes; and great-grandchild, Mila Rae. She was predeceased by her first husband, Howard Field III, and parents, Charles and Ruth Rule. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local American Legion or Veterans of Foreign...

LINDA J. RAMSEY
BRISTOL — Linda J. Ramsey, 69, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021, at her home surrounded by family in Bristol. She was born on April 2, 1952, in Middlebury, the daughter of Edward Joseph Brown and Dorothy (Tatro) Brown. Linda married the love of her life, Henry Ramsey, on Oct. 4, 1969. Linda was a house cleaner for more than 25 years. Linda liked to spend time shopping, spending time with her family, her flowers and gardening. She also really loved watching the birds outside — hummingbirds especially. Linda is survived by her husband, Henry Ramsey; her children, Brian Joseph Ramsey and...

EARLE RAY
MONKTON — Earle M. Ray III, 65, of Monkton, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 29. Born to Earle M. Ray Jr. and Annabelle (Chellis), Earle grew up in Exeter and Deerfield, N.H. After four years in the U.S. Navy, which took him around the world, Earle graduated from the University of New Hampshire and Granite State College, and began his career as an air traffic controller with the Federal Aviation Administration. Upon retirement from the FAA, he worked as a teacher at Vermont Adult Learning in Middlebury. He loved connecting with his students as they worked toward getting their high...

ARTHUR “TONY” ROSE
VERGENNES — Arthur “Tony” Rose, 76, passed away Sunday, June 13, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury with his daughters by his side following a brief illness. He was born on March 11, 1945, in Vergennes, the son of Arthur Vance Rose and Gertrude (Collum) Rose. He was a member of Vergennes American Legion. Tony worked for many years at Fishman’s Department store here in Vergennes and Danform Shoes in Shelburne. Tony also belonged to the National Guard for 36 years here in Vergennes. His hobbies were fishing and spending time with his daughters and their families. Tony also enjoyed going on...

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