VERGENNES — Norene Ellen Lattrell passed away at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing on Dec. 8, 2019. Norene, the daughter of Dorothy (Buzzell) and Robert Bacon, was born March 14, 1928, in Underhill. She leaves her children; Robert W. Lattrell, Deborah Cousineau, Linda Vallieres (Richard Bouchard) and Timothy and Gail Lattrell. She also leaves eight  beloved grandchildren; Amy Thayer, Laurie Waite, Erin Lattrell, Jeremiah Vallieres, Seth Lattrell, Sarah Lattrell, Zachary Lattrell and Devon Lattrell; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Norene was one in a million...

ESSEX JUNCTION — Arthur Raymond Lord, 93, of Essex Junction, Vt., (previously Lyndonville and Ripton, Vermont) died at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester on Dec. 24, 2019, as the result of a fall after three years of declining health. He was born in Hanover, N.H., on Aug. 10, 1926, the first child of Ernest Raymond and Bertha Lord (née Bertha May Hawley), then of Plymouth, Vt. His parents immediately took him to the Green Mountain State, where, aside from military service, he lived for the rest of his life. Arthur spent his childhood and youth in various towns in Windsor County....
GOSHEN — James Tyler “Jimmy T” Thurston Jr., 78, died at his Goshen home on Dec. 15, 2019. He grew up in Waterbury, started calling square dances at age 8, performed as “little Jimmy T” then formed his first band, Jimmy T and the Cobras. He was in many bands, and placed 3rd in a national Battle of the Bands competition. When not performing, he enjoyed deer hunting and fishing, watching football, boxing and professional bull riding. He was a longtime member of the American Legion. He is survived by his children, Vicky “Mushy” Cleland and husband of Alburgh, Jamie Lee Thurston of Nashville,...

PANTON — Charles (Charlie) Duncan Lowman, age 78, our beloved husband, dad, PopPop, uncle and friend, passed peacefully on Dec. 19, 2019, at the Arbors in Shelburne, Vt. Born in Maplewood, N.J., son of Dorothy (Kammerer) and Charles Randolph Lowman, Charlie had an older sister, Margie Webb, who predeceased him in 2013. Charlie attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, and went on to graduate from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., in 1963, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After college, Charlie took a motorcycle trip from New Jersey to Alaska and back, and then went to work for...

NEW HAVEN — Earl Bessette, 89, of New Haven, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at UVM/Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. He was born on May 31, 1930, in Charlotte, Vt., to Solon and Helen Fletcher Bessette. He married his wife Raymonde on July 7, 1949, at St. Peter’s Church in Vergennes. Earl's number one passion was the family farm, Elgin Spring Farm, where he lived and worked for 87 years of his life. He was active in the Town of New Haven, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the Historical Society and Beeman Alumni. He is survived by his wife Raymonde and their children, Earlene Smith of East...
LINCOLN — A memorial service to celebrate the life of Muriel (Farr) Orvis will be held Sunday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Lincoln. A gathering will follow downstairs

STARKSBORO — Charles “Charley” Armstrong Parker (1954-2019), of Starksboro, Vt., died peacefully at home on Dec. 11, 2019. He will be remembered for his intimate connection to the natural world and his attention to detail. Charley walked through life with an awareness of his surroundings and appreciation for small details. He spent time in Starksboro having High Hills adventures in the woods with his family, working in the garden, and celebrating the ever-changing offerings from the forest. Charley could also be often found contently reading in his armchair by the woodstove. He took great...

FERRISBURGH — Linda L. Bushey 1962-2019 I walked up the shining stairs to heaven on Dec. 14, 2019. I leave behind my best friend and husband of 37 years Christopher Bushey, also my other half best friend and care giver, my identical twin Lorie Soter and her two children Brannon and Justin Soter; my mother Lois (Huizenga) Higbee; brother James Breur and wife Sandi; sister Dawn and husband Beau and family; her father Melvin Breur and wife Jackie. I worked for 32 years at Goodrich with many great people over the years. My accomplishments over the years: Vergennes Rescue, Vergennes Fire Aux.,...
FERRISBURGH — Charles “Ed” Chamberlain passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at his home in Ferrisburgh. Ed was born on June 15, 1930, the son of Marion and Charles Chamberlain. He was employed by Simmonds Precision in Vergennes as a tool and die maker and retired after 35 years. Ed loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping and fishing. He married Mary Bolio, who predeceased him in 1988. He is survived by daughter Claudia Marsh of Vergennes, grandchildren Jessica Kimball and Jason Marsh and great- grandchildren Devon, Casey, Jordan and Tyler Kimball. No calling hours will be held...

MIDDLEBURY — Anita Ferland Duclos, 88, of Middlebury passed away peacefully at her home with her children by her side on Dec. 17, 2019. Anita was born to Wilfred and Lea (Limoges) Ferland in Middlebury. She lived her entire life in Middlebury and Weybridge and graduated from Middlebury High School (class of 1949). Her various jobs beginning in childhood included delivering telegrams on her bike, pumping gas at her father’s service station, chambermaid and waitress at the Grand View Inn on North Pleasant Street, and secretary at a law office. In 1950 she married Robert Duclos. She said that...


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