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SHOREHAM — Dean Hill Stanley, age 82, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at his home in Shoreham. Dean was born in Barton, Vt., on March 22, 1938. He was the son of Rosco and Clara (Hill) Stanley. He grew up in Shoreham, where he received his early education and graduated from Newton Academy class 1956. He was a truck driver most of his life. He also worked as a millhand for Eastern States Farmers Exchange, but later drove a truck for Agway. He retired from Agway in 1998 following more than 42 years of service. He was a member and past master of the Shoreham Masonic Lodge and currently belonged to...

KRISTLE ANN WHEELER-HUMISTON
BRANDON — On Feb. 6, 2021, we lost our beloved Kristle Ann Wheeler-Humiston, age 39, due to a tragic accident in Salisbury. Heaven gained a true angel. Kristle was born in Middlebury on Nov. 9, 1981, the daughter of Wesley and Cheryl (Quenneville) Wheeler. She attended Neshobe Elementary and graduated from Otter Valley Union High School. She earned her degree in Early Childhood Education from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. From an early age, Kristle had the kindest heart and she loved her family, friends and animals dearly. In her early teen years, she helped her mother babysit...
NEW HAVEN — Gerard A. Lavoie Sr. passed away on Feb. 10, 2021, at his home in New Haven. Gerard was born on Oct. 24, 1935, to Anthony and Irene (Duford) Lavoie in Brockton, Mass. Gerard was raised in Shoreham, Vt., where he graduated from Shoreham High School. He excelled in baseball and basketball while in High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1954, where he was a munitions personnel, and was honorably discharged in 1957. Gerard married Leona (Martel) on January 23, 1957, in Johnsonville, N.Y. They moved to Shoreham, Vt., where they had four of their five children: Gerard Jr., Teresa, Lisa...

MARY LOUISE WEST SHEDD
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Mary Louise West Shedd, 98, of Altamont, N.Y., died at the Schenectady Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing on Feb. 10, 2021. She was born in Salisbury, Vt., on Feb. 10, 1923, the second child of Francis and Ruby (Nichols) West. Mary was a graduate of Middlebury High School, and earned a certificate in Child Care Technology at St. Margaret’s Home in Albany, N.Y. During World War II she served in the Cadet Nurse Corps. After the war, Mary met and married Robert Shedd in Wallingford, Vt. After their two children were born, the family moved to Guilderland, N.Y. They bought a...

MARIA CECILIA CUNNINGHAM
BENSON — Maria Cecilia Cunningham died Feb. 2, 2021. She was born in Rochester, N.Y., to Michael McEnery Cunningham and Joan Carey Cunningham. Maria was the first-born of nine children. Her life was filled with challenges and change. In the words of her sister-in-law, Linda Cunningham, “She was the most friendly and outgoing person I’ve ever met.” That sentiment is a recurring theme among those who have known her. Maria was always genuinely interested in the lives of those around her wherever she might be. Her memory of people and places was truly extraordinary. Raised on a dairy farm in...
NEW HAVEN — Rudy A. Drexler, 81, of New Haven, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. His loving and devoted wife, Mary, was by his side as he passed. Born in Paterson, N.J., in 1939, he was the third child of Albert and Elsa and the brother of Hildegarde and Ursula. Rudy’s career in design engineering started at Singer-Kearfott in Wayne, N.J., and then brought him to Simmonds Precision in 1977. The Vermont lifestyle was quickly embraced as well as the love he found at church when he met Mary Goodyear. They were able to spend three wonderful decades together, building their...

RUTH ALICE (COREY) JERGER
FERRISBURGH — Ruth Alice (Corey) Jerger, “Mom,” “Ruthie,” “Grammy Ru,” passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 2, 2021, at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester after bravely and fearlessly battling ovarian cancer for several months. Ruth was born June 11, 1935, in Fairfax, Vt., to Ethel (MacGowan) and Percy Corey. Ruth spent her childhood working on the family farm in Fairfield and attending school in the area. She graduated high school from Brigham Academy. After graduation Ruth worked for 13 years at New England Telephone and Telegraph in St. Albans at the switchboard. At the time it...
VERGENNES — Joyce (Hisman) Kinne, 91, of Vergennes passed away peacefully on Feb. 3, 2021, at the Vergennes Residential Care Home. She is survived by her brother Dick (Beverly) Hisman, her daughter Jan (Anza) Carter and her son Robert (Wendy) Carter.  She also leaves her grandson Ben; her granddaughters Jessica (Dan) Ingram, Rosa and Grace Carter; and her great-granddaughters Evie, Lily, and Brie Ingram. We would like to thank Addison County Home Health & Hospice for all their help and support. We would also like to thank the staff at Vergennes Residential Care Home for the caring and...

AIME J. LAMOUREUX
SPRING HILL, Fla. — Aime J. Lamoureux, 86, of Spring Hill, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. He was born in Casselman, Ontario, Canada, to Auguste and Helene Lamoureux. He served in the U.S. Army (Korean War) and grew up and raised a family in Vermont. He was a farmer and a truck driver. He was of the Catholic faith and will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Real and Edgar Lamoureux, sisters Marie Laure Kuhn and Yvonne Audet, and grandson Michael Bridgewater. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years,  Carolyn A....

EMILY ANN WIDEAWAKE
MIDDLEBURY — Emily Ann Wideawake passed away at Porter Medical Center Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. She was born November 6, 1948 to parents Cecil Wideawake and Mary Richards. She was a hard worker who loved her family and friends. After retiring from Middlebury College, she continued to work, most recently at Hannaford Career Center as an Administrative Assistant to the Director. Emily was a wonderful friend who will be missed by all who loved her. Family and friends were always welcomed to join at her kitchen table for conversation and “puzzle putting.” She is survived by her children Stacey...

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