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SPRING HILL, Fla. — J. Francis Angier, 97, of Spring Hill, Fla., passed away peacefully July 27 at the VA Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He was born in Burlington, Vt., to Frank and Mamie Angier of New Haven, Vt. His beloved wife Madeleine predeceased him in 2011 after 65 years of marriage. They lived most of their lives in Addison, Vt., where they farmed and raised five sons. The last few years have been spent in Florida. He is survived by his sons John (Karen) of Clearwater, Fla., Michael (Dawn) of Spring Hill Fla., Phillip (Debra) of Panton Vt., and Pierre of Wolfeboro, N.H. His youngest son,...

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Helen Margaret Betourney, 104, passed away gracefully and peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at her home in East Middlebury. Helen was born in New Haven, Vt., on Oct. 13, 1915, to Albert E. Counter and Marguerite (Lacy) Counter. On June 10, 1943, she married Guy Sinai Betourney of Montreal, Quebec. Helen and Guy were married 58 years, raised six children, and were partners in Betourney’s Market in East Middlebury. Helen was a devout Catholic and supporter of St. Mary’s Church and school in Middlebury. She was an avid reader, always won at the game of scrabble, and loved...

BRANDON — Roger Bristol Jr., 55, of Brandon passed suddenly on April 16, 2020. He was born June 29, 1964, in Burlington, to Roger Bristol Sr. and Sandy Cyr Bristol. He attended Middlebury Union High School. He worked for Thunder Towing until the time of his death. He was well-liked for what he did and how he did it. He is survived by his parents; sisters Lisa Bristol and Cheryl Bristol Steady (Chuck); brothers Craig Bristol Sr. (Julie) and Kevin Bristol (Sherry); and son Jeremy Daniel Hemingway. He loved wildlife and fishing and hunting. He liked sitting in his back yard and watching the...

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Matthew Rollin Lazarus, beloved son of Simone Rollin Feder and Douglas Lazarus, passed away unexpectedly on July 16, 2020, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Matthew, born in Seoul, Korea, on April, 29, 1984, was adopted at three months, and spent his childhood in Vergennes attending Vergennes Elementary School, The Bridge School in Middlebury, and after moving to Essex Junction with his mother, Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School and Essex High School. His talents and dreams to be a screenwriter propelled his move to Los Angeles in 2002 with his beloved cat Janet. There he worked in the...

LINCOLN — Lego-boy, Muffin Man, lover of Monarch butterflies, adventurer, friend, nephew, cousin, uncle, brother, son… We mourn your passing with sad and heavy hearts. Jared Buker, 45, of Lincoln, was the type of travel agent that all travelers dream of working with. Not only would he design the perfect trip for his clients, but he would also include many personal details and suggestions because more often than not he had already visited those places. Over his 26-year career as a travel agent, he worked for many travel agencies around the United States, as well as a being a home-based agent...

WEST ADDISON — Raymond P. Giroux, 70, of West Addison, Vt., passed away on July 24, 2020, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury after a long battle with heart disease with his loving wife of 45 years, Francine Giroux, and son Bryan Giroux by his side. He was born on Sept. 13, 1949, in Burlington, Vt., to the late Ernie and Theresa (Dubois) Giroux of Hinesburg, Vt. Raymond attended Champlain Valley Union High School, graduating in 1967, and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1971 with a B.S. in Chemistry. He played on the UVM varsity soccer team. Raymond was a master carpenter and...

SHOREHAM — Howard J. Jerome Sr., 85, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at his home in Shoreham. He was born Oct. 4, 1934, in Panton, the son of Howard Lee Jerome Sr. and Marceline (Blake) Jerome. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, a drive by the lake or ocean, gardening, dirt track racing and watching wildlife out his window. Howard is survived by seven children, Melody Wolcott, Marlou Packer, Lyman Jerome, Lucas Jerome, Peeley Jerome, Priscilla Latreille and Howard J. Jerome Jr.; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters, Ruth, Rita and Winnie; and several nieces and nephews. He was...

SALISBURY — Michael Joseph Lepore-Capek-Piper, age 33, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, at his home in Salisbury. Michael was born in Middlebury on Sept. 22, 1986. He grew up in Forest Dale, where he received his early education at Neshobe Elementary School. He moved with his family to Salisbury and was a member of the Middlebury Union High School class of 2004. Following his education, he has worked in the restaurant business, as a prep cook for Applebee’s, McDonalds and more recently Green Pepper’s. He enjoyed playing video games, hiking and campfires with family and friends. His...

RUTLAND — Joshua Shayne Cave Vicenzi, 43, of Rutland died April 17, 2020. He was born Feb. 23, 1977, the son of John Vicenzi Sr. and Michelle Moss. Family said they loved and cherished him dearly. They described him as a kind-hearted soul who would give the shirt off his back to help you. He is survived by his mother, Michelle Moss; siblings Misty Small, John Vicenzi Jr., Amanda Phinney, Jacob Vicenzi, Nicola Vicenzi, Stacey Moss, Shyla Wolfinger and James Ardman Jr.; lots of nieces and nephews; and several cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his father, John Vicenzi Sr. A...

BRISTOL — June Bernardine Stehr Daubner, known to everyone as Bunny, passed in her home on July 14, 2020, at the age of 89, 47 years to the day after her mother’s death. She was surrounded by family, laughter, music and love. She was born to Joseph and Bernardine Stehr in Jersey City, N.J., on June 18, 1931. The youngest of eight siblings, she came out smiling, listening and questioning everything all at once. Her spirit started with love and an unwavering commitment to the people around her. Her innate sense of moral responsibility had her plotting to stop Hitler when she was just 10 years...


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