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BRADLEY N. BEDARD
BRISTOL — On Aug. 25, 2021, Bradley N. Bedard, 74, passed away at McClure Miller Hospice Center in Colchester after a short illness. Brad was born July 11, 1947, to Harold and Grace Bedard of Bristol. He graduated from Bristol High School in 1965, after which he joined the U.S. Navy. He served during the Vietnam War. After returning home, Brad was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for many years until he retired. Brad was active in the American Legion Post 19 in Bristol, serving as Service Officer and founder of the Vietnam Veterans Club. He was very active on Facebook, serving as...
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Craig Roy Cook, 66, passed away on Aug. 22, 2021, after a long battle with illness. He was born in Burlington, Vt., on Feb. 28, 1955. Craig resided for many years in and around Bristol, Vt., before moving to Idaho, where he lived since 2015. He is survived by his son, Chad Cook of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; and his daughter, Jackie Cook Hensley of Idaho Falls, Idaho; grandson Chad Cook Jr. and granddaughters Annabella and Makenna Hensley. Per his wishes there will be no service at this time.
BRISTOL/ESSEX JUNCTION — Alan John Cousino, 65, passed away peacefully Saturday Aug. 7, 2021, at UVM Medical Center after medical complications. Alan was born in Middlebury on Dec. 9, 1955, the son of Benjamin Frank and Lucille (Forrest) Cousino, who predeceased him. He graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School in 1974. After graduating he started his career in carpentry. He was a supervisor/skilled carpenter with Farrington Construction for the past 40 years and took great pride in his detailed work and was grateful to have been a part of the Farrington family. Another accomplishment he...

THOMAS JOSEPH CUSHMAN JR.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — On Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, Thomas Joseph Cushman Jr. passed away at the age of 72 years. Tom was at his home in St. Louis, Mo., surrounded by his loving family, his beloved antiques, historical artifacts, grandfather clocks and souvenirs from his extensive travel during his military service. Tom was born Aug. 31, 1948, in New Haven, Vt., to Thomas Joseph Cushman Sr. and Elisabeth Mae (Kilbourn) Cushman. He married the love of his life, Norma (Cayabyab) Cushman, celebrating 47 happy years together. Both Tom and Norma are proud parents of Thomas Joseph Cushman III “Joe,” of St....

GEORGIA ETTA GRACE
LINCOLN — A graveside gathering for Georgia Etta Grace, who passed away on Oct. 9, 2020, is planned for Sept. 4 in the Lincoln Cemetery at 11 a.m.◊
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —James “Jim” Hoverman, formerly of Middlebury, died Aug. 16, 2021. He was born June 21, 1947, in Indianaplois, Ind., to Russell and Mary Jean (Mahan) Hoverman. Jim graduated from Middlebury College in 1969 and lived in Middlebury from 2002-2015. He married Ginny (Hopper) Hoverman in September of 1998 in Whitefield, N.H. Jim is survived by his wife, Ginny; two sons and their families; a stepdaughter and her family; a stepson and his family; and two brothers and their families. He was predeceased by his parents. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date....
FERRISBURGH — A celebration of life service for Charles D. Lowman, who died Dec. 19, 2019, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19, in the “Ranger Room” at Basin Harbor, from 2-5 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please come and share your memories of Charlie and remember together his great smile and personality that touched us all.

DAVID MCALLISTER PEIRCE
LINCOLN — It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of David McAllister Peirce of Lincoln, Vt. He died peacefully in the home that he loved on Aug. 15, 2021. He was born to James and Ann Peirce in Beverly, Mass., on Feb. 20, 1949. David lived most of his adult life in St. Albans, Vt., where he taught English at St. Albans City Elementary School for 31 years. He had a passion for teaching and continued as a substitute teacher at Mt. Abraham Union High School as well as the Lincoln Community School when he moved to Lincoln. In St. Albans, he was a City Council representative for Ward...

DORIS R. ROTAX
LINCOLN — Doris R. Rotax of Lincoln died Aug. 24, 2021, at the age of 86. She was born in Bristol on June 12, 1935, to Henry and Gladys Rathbun. Doris lived in Lincoln for more than 50 years and was well known in the community for knitting, baking pies, and gardening. She is survived by three brothers, one daughter, two sons, nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one stepgrandchild. She was predeceased by her husband of more than 60 years, Paul, son Lester, daughter Joanie and sister Laura. A memorial service will be held at a later date.◊

JON SATZ
BRANDON — The family of Jon Satz announces with great sorrow his sudden passing on Aug. 25, 2021, following a long illness. Jon was the owner of Wood’s Market Garden in Brandon for 22 years. His family is planning a celebration of his life, to be held at a later date, and will provide information for memorial contributions in the forthcoming obituary. Those who wish to read his story, share memories, or offer condolences, may do so at caringbridge.org/visit/jonsatz. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. ◊

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