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LEON A. AUBIN
VERGENNES — Leon A. Aubin, 84, of Vergennes, Vt., passed away on Oct. 25, 2019. He was born July 2, 1935 to Richard Joseph Aubin and Itha Aubin of North Hero, Vt. He was a communicant of St. Peter Catholic Church in Vergennes and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He graduated from Alburgh, Vt., High School in 1953 and from the State School of Agriculture in Randolph Center in 1954. He is survived by his wife Shirley and sons Mark (Jane), Bradley (Rose), David (Michelle) and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Mary and grandson Nathan. He is also survived by his nephew...

JOAN A. AUDET
CORNWALL — Joan A. Audet, 87, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26, 2019, surrounded by her family at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. She was born Jan. 14, 1932, in Addison, the daughter of Alexis and Elizabeth (Boivin) Dubois. She attended Presentation of Mary High School in Granby, Quebec and graduated in 1950. On March 26, 1951, she married Henry Audet of Shoreham, Vt. They purchased a neighboring farm in Cornwall in 1953, where they raised their family. Joan was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of...

MARVELLA G. AVERY
CORNWALL —  Marvella G. Avery, 61, died in the early  morning of Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at her residence in Cornwall surrounded by her family after a brief battle with cancer. She was born May 7, 1958, in Lancaster, Pa., the daughter of Robert Bushong Graybill and Marvella Goddard (Rich) Graybill. Marvella was a graduate of Manhiem Township High School in Lancaster, Pa., and received her B.S. Degree from Davis and Elkins College. She married James Avery on Oct. 17, 1981, in Lancaster, Pa. Mickey was someone who saw the best in everyone. She was a positive optimistic person who loved being...

ARLENE ETHEL (FLEMING) BROWN
NEW HAVEN — Arlene Ethel (Fleming) Brown, 80, of New Haven, was called home unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at UVM Medical Center in Burlington. Arlene was born May 13, 1939, at home in “Little Ireland” Starksboro, Vt., to Clarence Lee Fleming and Alice Alma Hill Fleming. She graduated from Middlebury High School in 1957. After graduating from New Hampshire Vocational Technical College in 1985 she became an L.P.N. She was very proud of being a nurse and worked at various locations in New Hampshire and Vermont, including Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She loved fishing and hunting...

LYNN MARIE COEBY
RIPTON — Lynn Marie Coeby 64, passed away Friday evening Oct. 25, 2019, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, losing her valiant battle with depression. She was born Aug. 16, 1955, in New Brunswick, N.J., the daughter of Robert Alexander Coeby and Eleanor (Stopinski) Coeby Lynn received her Bachelor’s of Science from Rutgers University and received her M.D. from the Medical College of Ohio. Prior to her retirement she was employed at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She is survived by her mother Eleanor Coeby, of Ripton; by her brothers, Robert Coeby of Berwyn Heights...

IRENE B. DENIS
WEYBRIDGE — Irene B. Denis, 93, of Weybridge died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the ARCH Room at Helen Porter Rehabilitation Services following a short illness. She was born in Middlebury on Nov. 12, 1925, the daughter of Donald and Ethel (Matthews) Billings, and lived most of her life in Weybridge. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul E Denis. She is survived by their children and spouses, David and Dorothy Denis of Jonesborough Tenn., Michael and Cindy Denis of Weybridge, Phyllis and Robert Bowdish of Weybridge, Joyce Servidio of Marietta, Ga., and Diane and Wayne Smith of Salisbury; and...

MICHAEL P. JERRY SR.
FERRISBURGH — Michael “Mike” P. Jerry Sr., 64, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. Mike was born Feb. 28, 1955 in Northfield, Vt., where he was raised until 1965 when the family moved to Ferrisburgh, Vt. He graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 1973. In the prime of his life Mike was always busy. He spent a lot of time helping friends, being a firefighter for the Ferrisburgh Fire Department, serving the National Guard stationed in Vergennes, playing sports like softball and horseshoes, and being on stock car racer Jamie Aubie’s pit crew....

WILLIAM JOSEPH LAROCQUE
LEICESTER — William (Bill) Joseph Larocque of Leicester, Vt., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the age of 82. Bill was born on Dec. 7, 1936, in Salisbury, Vt., shortly after his parents Eugene Joseph Larocque and Laura Marie (Longtin) Larocque emigrated from their native community of St. Isidore de Prescott, Canada, joining family already in the area. He proudly served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Fulton during the Korean era and was a loyal member of the local chapter of the American Legion throughout his life. An avid car and motorcycle enthusiast, Bill attended shows and racing events...
SHOREHAM — Bruce A. Lustgarten passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 14, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.  He was born on April 22, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pa. His passion for outdoor adventures drew him to Vermont, where he enjoyed hiking, skiing, canoeing, tennis, and spending time with his loved ones. His home was always filled with music and good food, both of which he loved to share with friends and family.  He is survived by his wife, Jane Lustgarten, three children, and six grandchildren.◊
ORWELL — Kenneth Calvin Snyder, age 94, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Helen Porter Health and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Ken was born in Mystic, Conn., on Nov. 17, 1924. He was the son of Zenas Sylvester and Matilda (Weimer) Snyder. He grew up in Connecticut, where he received his early education and his passion for the water. He was an excellent swimmer and diver and owned several boats over the years. He attended the University of Rhode Island for Electrical Engineering and then received a degree in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he met his...

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