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CHERYL L. GREENE
Middlebury — Cheryl L. Greene, 63, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Visitation is on Thursday at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, from 9-10 a.m., with a funeral service at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Burlington. For a full obituary go to elmwoodmeunier.net.◊

VIRGINIA ETTA BRONSON
SHOREHAM — Virginia Etta Bronson, age 88, passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at Helen Porter Health & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Mrs. Bronson was born in Bridport on Jan. 4, 1932. She was the daughter of William and Irene (Fletcher) Brileya. She grew up in Bridport and received her early education in local Bridport and Shoreham schools. She graduated from Shoreham Academy, class of 1950. In her earlier years she worked as a telephone operator in Cornwall. She later worked at Van Raalte in Middlebury as a seamstress. She began her career with the Vermont State Highway Department...

ROLLIN “PETE” MANY
MIDDLEBURY — Rollin “Pete” Many, 85, of Middlebury, Vt., died peacefully surrounded by his family on Oct. 30, 2020. Pete was born April 18, 1935, in New Haven to Clara and Jean Many. Pete was deeply loved by his family, many friends, and his brothers that he proudly served with for 57 years at the Middlebury Fire Department. He enjoyed driving “ole Betsy” in the Middlebury Memorial Day parades and served as Chief. Pete was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired from Rogers Fuels after 47 years. Pete enjoyed hunting & fishing and working in his vegetable garden and maintaining his plush lawn...

JUNE E. ASH
MIDDLEBURY — June E. Ash (Huestis), 67, died Nov. 1, 2020, at home in Middlebury. She was surrounded by her loving family, and is now at peace after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born to parents Merton and Alma (Weller) Huestis on April 11, 1953. She grew up the seventh oldest of fifteen children and graduated from Middlebury Union High School. June is survived by her husband Michael Ash of Middlebury, Vt.; daughters: Jennifer and her partner Travis Hoffman and their children Kayla and Tanner of Bristol, R.I.; Julia Piper of Duxbury Vt.; Brianna Cronan of Rutland; and Sara...

DAVID G. CUNNINGHAM JR.
STARKSBORO — David G. Cunningham Jr., 57, passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at his home in Starksboro. He was born January 16, 1963, in Burlington, the son of David and Alberta (Cota) Cunningham Sr. He loved hunting and the outdoors. He loved playing with his grandkids, niece and nephews. He enjoyed riding his four-wheeler, and he loved his dogs Buddy and Jasmine. Dave had a big heart and it was made of gold — he would do anything for anyone and enjoyed helping others. David is survived by daughter Malinda, her husband, Danny and her children, Isabella, Isiac and Isiah; son David Cunningham...

JAMES “JIM” D’AVIGNON SR.
WEYBRIDGE — James Alfred D’Avignon Sr. passed away peacefully at his home in Weybridge, Vt., surrounded by his loved ones on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. He was 83. Jim was one of 16 children born to Rose and Joe D’Avignon Sr. He married Patricia Phelps in January of 1957 in Middlebury. Jim worked for his father for many years at what was then called D’Avignon’s Garage until he purchased it in 1968 and changed the name to Weybridge Garage. He ran the business until 2002 when Jim Jr. took over. Jim was a strong and independent man who was both loving and kind. He was a devout Catholic and member...

ARTHUR “ART” ADELBERT HEALD
SHELDON — Arthur A. Heald, a lifelong area resident and former attorney, passed away on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in EastView at Middlebury with his wife, Averill at his side. Born in St. Albans, on May 27, 1926, he was the son of the late Adelbert W. and Bessie (Blake) Heald. Art was 94 years old. On Aug. 5, 1956, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in St. Albans, Vt., Art married Averill June Moore, who survives him. Art was a 1944 graduate of Bellows Free Academy and served his country in the 87th Infantry Division of the United States Army during World War II. Upon his honorable discharge, he...

NORMAN RALPH LIZOTTE
SALISBURY — Norman Ralph Lizotte, age 82, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at Shard Villa in Salisbury. Norman was born in Georgia, Vt., on Feb. 6, 1938. He was the son of Albert and Viola (Rushford) Lizotte. As a young man he served in the Army National Guard. From 1967 to 1978, Norman lived with his with wife and two daughters in Pittsford, Vt., and began a working career with Singer Sewing Machines in Rutland. He worked both in sales and repair. At this time he also began a long and passionate career breeding, raising and showing Morgan Horses. In 1979, the family moved to a...

JOHN SCOTT LYNDS
BARRE — John Scott Lynds, 56, passed away at UVM Medical Center on Oct. 24, 2020. He was born in Randolph, son of John and Lillian (Hadley) Lynds of Bridgewater. John attended the Bridgewater Village School and graduated from Woodstock Union High School. Johnny lived for many years in Chittenden and Addison counties working for Farrell Distributing and Denecker Chevrolet before moving to Barre in 2007. He married his wife Stacey in 2004 and was proud to become a father to Elyssa in 2012. Family and friends were the center of John’s world and everyone he met was welcomed. John will forever be...

MARIAH LEAHKIM MCGILL
“But the bears all barged in and they took [her] away.”   WAITSFIELD — Mariah Leahkim McGill, age 43, was tragically taken from her family in the late morning of Oct. 26, 2020, when she was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk in Waitsfield Village.  “There were never such devoted sisters.” Mariah came into this world, singing, in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 12, 1977. Born to Nancy Call McGill and Olin McGill, she ultimately became the dedicated eldest sister to Avery, Jubilee, Aili, and Karis. “Teach your children well … feed them on your dreams.” Mariah grew up in Middlebury, Vt., attending...

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