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CHRISTOPHER ROBIN EDWARDS
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Christopher Robin Edwards, 46, son of Steven and Nancy Edwards of Cornwall, brother of Peter Edwards, left this life peacefully on Aug. 25, 2019. Chris was born in Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and raised in Monkton and Bennington, Vt., where he graduated from Mt. Anthony Union High School. He went to Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., where he studied photography. He took a third year at the San Francisco College of Art and graduated from Bard with a major in art photography. After graduation, Christopher returned to San Francisco and began his professional career as an...

LAURIE ANN GOETZ
MIDDLEBURY — Laurie Ann Goetz, 45, of Middlebury died suddenly on Sept. 13, 2019, at the University of  Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Laurie was born in Summit, N.J., on Aug. 1, 1974, the daughter of Kenneth “Ozzie” Osborn and Linda May (Martin) Osborn. She graduated from Vergennes Union High School, class of 1993. She married John P. Goetz on Oct. 29, 2016. Laurie loved her family, her pets, photography, crocheting, music and the Boston Red Sox. In addition to John, she is survived by her beloved children Mary Katherine Lynch and Peter Edward Lynch, her mother Linda May Osborn, her...

PAUL H. WILDASIN SR.
PANTON — Paul H. Wildasin Sr., 86, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at 4:30 a.m., at home after living a long and happy life with family and friends. He loved fishing, hunting, old country music and being with loved ones. He now is with his wife Mildred, son Jeffrey, his dogs and other family and friends up in heaven. He leaves behind five children; Lois, Stella (Collette), Paul Jr. and wife Tina, Phil, and Mary and husband Lee; his dog Lucy; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 niece Judy; and one grandniece Jennifer. We appreciate all the outstanding help from Addison County...

AMY A. CHILDERS
PANTON — Amy A. Childers, 51, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at her home in Panton. She was born on Oct. 31, 1967 in Burlington, the daughter of the late Ronnie L. Childers Sr. and her mother Barbara (Fleming) Childers. Amy was a graduate of Vergennes Union High School, class of 1985 (best class ever). Amy is survived by her loving husband Greg A. McEvilla; three sons, Christopher Hayes Davis, John Addison McEvilla and James Augustus McEvilla; granddaughter Natalie May Davis; mother Barbara (Fleming) Childers; brother Ronnie Childers; sisters Evelyn Burlock (Jerry) and Paula Hawkins (Chip...

LUCILLE F. BROUGHTON
VERGENNES – Lucille F. Broughton, 85, passed away on Sept. 6, 2019, at her home following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Lucille was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., on Feb. 6, 1934, the daughter of Thelma Collom. Lucille married Henry Broughton on July 7, 1957 and they had a full and rewarding life together. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Lucille leaves behind her husband Henry and three daughters, Lynn Baldwin and her husband Duncan of Guildford, England; Valerie Kittredge of Vergennes; and Jennifer Quesnel of Vergennes; six grandsons, George Wisell, Jonathan Nolan, Seth...

STEVEN ALLEN CADWELL
CONCORD, Mass. — Steven Allen Cadwell died peacefully at home in Concord, Mass., the morning of Aug. 29, 2019. Steve was born on Oct. 1, 1950, to John and Mary Cadwell, the second of six sons, and was raised on the family farm in Pittsford, Vt. Steve graduated from Otter Valley Union High School and Amherst College, later earning a Master/s of Social Work from the University of Texas in Austin and a Ph.D. of Social Work from Smith College in Northampton, Mass. Steve had a forty-year career in social work including an important psychotherapy practice in Boston focusing on the LGBTQ community....

MARGARET M. CONDON
MIDDLEBURY — Margaret Mary (Peg) Condon, daughter of Charlie and Mary Hall, was born on Aug. 15, 1929, in Hartford, Conn., and died on Sept. 8, 2019, while residing at the Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury. She was the oldest of three girls, Patricia Damiata (deceased) and Joyce Hinsley of Lyme, N.H. Peg received her B.S. from The University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, Conn., and her M.S. in Nursing from Boston University. She worked a variety of nursing positions throughout her career, retiring from Castleton State College where she taught in the RN Nursing program. Nothing thrilled...
MIDDLEBURY — Mr. Louis “Mick” Joseph Emilo Jr., formerly of Middlebury, Vt,. born on March 26, 1948, in Burlington, Vt., to the late Geraldine and Louis Emilo, passed away in his sleep on Aug. 28, 2019, in Vienna, Va. Mick was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Susan, and his son, Brett (Kate). Mick is survived by his sons, Christopher (friend Gail), Jason (wife Stephanie), and Anthony (friend Destiny), as well as siblings, Richard (Glenna), Ronald (Sheila), and Wendy (Jim) Giard, and their respective families. Papa Mick will be missed by his grandsons, Trevor, Oliver,...

RENETTE LABERGE SCHMITT
FALMOUTH, Maine — On Aug. 20, 2019, Renette L. Schmitt, beloved wife of Richard G. Schmitt, went peacefully on to a new adventure. Tap-dancer, songbird, and cherished first grandchild of the extended LaBerge clan, Renette was born in 1933 to Rene and Simone LaBerge, in Burlington, Vt., grew up in Bridport, Vt., and sang and danced her way into the hearts of her family and friends for 86 years. She was a member of MHS Class of 1951. She was loving and stalwart first mate to husband Richard; cherished mother, sister, cousin, aunt, grandmother and friend; and above all, a teacher in the art of...
BRISTOL/ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — Paul Sherwin passed away on Sept. 3, 2019, in Ormond Beach. He was born May 22, 1933 the son of John and Alma (Farr) Sherwin. Paul grew up on Lake Champlain, spending every summer at the family camp on Long Point, where his interest in motors started by working on motorboats of every kind. He then established Paul’s Esso in New Haven Junction. He continued his mechanical career at Kaolin in Monkton, working for the Webb Family in Shelburne, and the Town of Bristol. He retired in 1998 after working 32 years at Munson Earth Moving, and moved to the beach in Florida...

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