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EAST MONTPELIER — Ina Faye (Coffman) Broe of East Montpelier passed away on May 7, 2021, in the Heaton Woods Assisted Living facility in Montpelier, Vt. Ina was 81 years old and is survived by Ernest, Shawn and Jennifer Broe in Vermont. Ina was born in the town of Liberty, Casey County, Kentucky. The family moved to Ohio when she was a pre-teen. She is survived by siblings in Ohio: Ruth, Stanley, David and Paul Coffman. Ina worked most of her career for the Federal government including CDC (NIOSH) in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Department of the Navy in Indianapolis, Ind. She ended her working...

GRACE KAVANAUGH
BRIDPORT — Grace Kavanaugh, 75, of Bridport, died May 16, 2021. She was born in New York, N.Y., March 1, 1946. She is survived by her husband, Richard Kavanaugh; her daughter, Lisa; and her son, Sean. Contributions in her name may be made to Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society.◊   Dear mama, I cannot find another way to share your life, but to write this letter of love to you. I’ve loved you always, you have given me and Seany Boy everything that is good about ourselves. You have done your job well because we always felt the deepness and comfort of your love. You gave us a playful...

MARTIN LAPIDUS
LEICESTER — Marty Lapidus passed away peacefully at his home in Leicester, Vt., on May 27, 2021, at the age of 80. Marty grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his older brother Sid and his parents, Joseph and Hannah. They moved to New Rochelle, N.Y., when Marty started at Albert Leonard Middle School. He graduated from Princeton University in 1962 and not long after that, was a founding member of the Averill Corporation in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with a group of ne’er-do-well friends. He raised his children, Heather and Ricky, with his beloved wife Merry in Scarsdale, N.Y., before moving...

SHIRLEY M. ROUNDS
WILLISTON — Shirley M. Rounds, 93, peacefully passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on April 30, 2021. Shirley was born on Aug. 29, 1927, in Syracuse, N.Y., the daughter of Marion (Flachsland) and John Moynihan. In 1947 she married the love of her life, Robert L. Rounds, in Syracuse N.Y. Their 60 years of marriage were a true testament of love and their greatest joy and accomplishments were creating a loving family that now spans generations. She may have been petite in size, but her legacy is unequaled. Mom to four children: Karen Rounds, John Rounds, Kathleen McKennan, and...
MIDDLEBURY — NOTE: LOCATION HAS CHANGED. Come celebrate the life of Daniel Ahearn Saturday, June 5, from 1-5 p.m., at the Lester Farm, 2297 Route 7, New Haven. He loved nothing more than spending the day in his gardens with a cold ice tea. Stop by to honor him with us, share stories, and catch up with old friends. Casual attire and smiles required. Bring your own beverage.

KENNETH WENDELL ALGER
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Kenneth Wendell Alger passed away at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla., on May 15, 2021. Kenneth was surrounded by his loving family. Kenneth was born in Middlebury, Vt., on May 31, 1984, to Teresa Lee Conway and the late Lonnie Lee Alger. Kenneth is survived by his wife LeAnn Alger and his two boys, Charles Wendell Alger and Nolan Thomas Alger; mother, Teresa Conway and stepfather, Daniel Conway; his three sisters, Lisa Alger, Trisha Alger and her life partner Jon Davis, and Katie Patrick and her husband Eric Patrick; grandparents Edgar and Sandra Greeno and Stella...
NEW HAVEN — Lynn Hoyt Bottum, 76, passed away on May 18, 2021, after a seven months’ stay at the Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Middlebury. Born in Burlington Nov. 3, 1944, Lynn was only child of Julius Hoyt Bottum and Virginia (Chase). His boyhood was spent in New Haven, where his father was the fifth generation to operate the Bottum dairy farm and where Lynn completed 9th grade at Beeman Academy. The family moved to Shelburne in 1960. Lynn graduated from Vergennes High School in 1962. He had already begun longtime memberships in the Vermont Historical Society and the...

WILLIAM “BILL” KELLY COCHRANE
MIDDLEBURY — On May 14, at 4:45 a.m., the world lost a kind, loving soul as William “Bill” Kelly Cochrane peacefully passed away at the McClure Miller Respite House, with family by his side. Bill was born at St. Clair hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Sept. 9, 1967, to Jinny and George Cochrane. He grew up in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., studied at Brehm Preparatory School in Carbondale, Ill., and attended a dairy herd management program in Minnesota. Bill served as assistant to the equipment manager for the sports programs at Mt. Lebanon High School for many years, then followed his love of cows and...
NEW HAVEN — A memorial service for Francis Dupoise, who died March 29, 2021, will be held on Saturday, June 5, at 11 a.m.,  at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s cemetery in Middlebury.

GEORGE K. GILMAN
SALISBURY — George K. Gilman, 82, of Salisbury, Vt., passed away May 20, 2021, at home. He was born May 13, 1939 in Barnard, Vt., to Ariel and Lillian Gilman. He was a dairy farmer and enjoyed woodworking in his retirement. He married Priscilla Hodgkins on April 20, 1963. They had a son, Kevin, in 1965 and a daughter, Kelly (Torrey), in 1969. His surviving siblings are Ariel Robert and wife Patsy, Henry, and Barbara. Predeceasing him were John and Elsie (Dodge). He also leaves a sister-in-law Pat and husband Larry Bettis. He had many friends, especially Ken and Linda Babbitt, and the entire...

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