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HELEN CYR DUPOISE
08/11/2020
NEW HAVEN — Helen Cyr Dupoise passed away peacefully at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2020 at Avante in Boca Raton, Fla. She was a resident at Naples Green Village, a memory care home, for 20 months. Helen is the daughter of Phillip and Annette Sharrow Cyr. She was born June 2, 1926, on the family farm on Pearson Rd. in New Haven, Vt., and spent her childhood there. She was educated at Beeman Academy. In February of 1942 she married Francis P. Dupoise at St. Peter’s Parish in Vergennes, Vt., her partner of 78 and a half years. They made their home on Dog Team Road and raised three children: Paul,...

SIDNEY DYKEMA
08/11/2020
ADDISON — On Aug. 11, 2020, the Lord took to his heavenly home, Sidney Dykema, 86. He was born Dec. 2, 1933, in Westeremden, Groningan, the Netherlands. In 1948 his family immigrated to the U.S.A. to Montana, where they resided for five years before moving to New Jersey to start farming. In 1955 he was drafted into the Army and served there until 1957. In 1959 Sid married Ann Vander Wey. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on April 10, 2020. He continued farming with his father  until 1972. In 1973 the farm in Addison, Vt., was purchased. He continued farming there until his...

ROBERT FRANCIS LOWELL
08/11/2020
STARKSBORO — It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our Bobby. On Aug. 1, Bob passed away in a tragic accident with his best friend by his side. Our two families have suffered our worst nightmares. Bob was always wild at heart. He loved the outdoors: hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, and all things mud. He was full of laughter, humor, sarcasm and love and was always wildly inappropriate. He was an incredibly bright light in all of our lives. Earlier this year, Bob graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School. He spent his senior year as an intern at Stark...

JUNE MCQUEEN
08/11/2020
BRANDON — June McQueen, age 88, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at home in Brandon, Vt. June was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., to Robert and Mary Moulton in Sept. 1931. She graduated in 1952 from Mary Immaculate Hospital School of Nursing in Jamaica, N.Y. She met her husband Roger Bruce McQueen on a blind date and married him in April 1956, raising three sons and two daughters in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. and then Scottsdale, Ariz. June enjoyed planning vacations, using her computer, and taking drives in the car. Many people described June as “one of the nicest people” they had ever met. June was...

SETH OSCAR NELSON
08/05/2020
NEW HAVEN — A military memorial service and celebration of life for Seth Oscar Nelson, who died April 25, 2020, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m., at 1323 East Street, New Haven. It will take place outside on private property, with a tent provided for weather. Attendees should follow current Vermont travel and mask guidelines.
08/05/2020
NEW HAVEN — Agnes B. Martell, 87, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Maple Cemetery in Lincoln. Then everyone is invited to the  Eagles Club Pavilion in Vergennes. 

RONALD L. POTTS
08/05/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Ronald L. Potts passed away peacefully Thursday, July 23, 2020, at McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester, after battling bone cancer He was born on July 17, 1951 in Smyrna, Tenn., the son of Oscar and Thelma (Walker) Potts. Ronnie spent most of his childhood years in northern Maine. He attended school in Mars Hill Maine. As a young man he enlisted in the United States Army. He traveled back and forth across the United States following wherever the road led him. No matter where his path took him, he always carried a journal with him and would write about all the mysteries he...

JOHN F. COOKE
08/05/2020
WHITING — John F. Cooke, a world traveler who lived in Whiting, Vt., passed away on the morning of Friday, July 31, 2020, listening to reggae at Helen Porter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury, Vt. He was recently on vacation in Negril, Jamaica, a place he loved. Negril and his cottage in Prince Edward Island were his homes away from home. John was born on Oct. 17, 1938, to Walter and Victoria (Kablick) Cooke. He grew up in Hartford, Conn., and served in the Air Force after graduating high school. He traveled around the country from California to Colorado to Connecticut as a...

SHAUN MERLE LITCHFIELD
08/05/2020
RUTLAND — Shaun Merle Litchfield, age 59, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020, at the Pines at Rutland following a courageous battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Shaun was born in Rutland on Oct. 16, 1960.  He was the son of Lyle Litchfield and Doris (Christian) Litchfield. He was a resident of Rutland since 2017, moving there from Bristol. Shaun is survived by his mother, Doris Downs of Middlebury; one daughter, Jessica K. Friend (Matt); a sister, Callie Litchfield of Middlebury; and two brothers, Mark Litchfield (Janet) of St. Albans and Rob Litchfield (Samantha) of South...
08/03/2020
SHOREHAM — The memorial service for Kenneth VanHazinga will take place on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 1:30 p.m., at his farm at 3445 VT Route 74E in Shoreham.

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