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RUTLAND — A celebration of life for Lee D. Jones, who died May 15, 2019, will take place on Friday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Southside, 170 South Main Street, Rutland, VT.  

BEDFORD, Mass. — Helen Lathrop Brooks, of Bedford, Mass., formerly of Lincoln, Mass., and Cambridge, Mass., died at Carleton-Willard Village in Bedford on Aug. 17, 2019, at the age of 101, five days short of her 102nd birthday. She was the wife of the late Harvard University Professor Harvey Brooks. She was born in Fall River, Mass., on Aug. 22, 1917, the daughter of the late Francis Owen Lathrop, Sr. and Alice (Gordon) Lathrop. Helen received an A.B. from Smith College in 1939 and was employed by Harvard University from 1940 until 1945, first as a secretary at Harvard Law School and later as...

ALBANY, N.Y. — Danny A. Strong, born in Shoreham, Vt. on Nov. 5, 1950, passed away at the VA Hospital in Albany, N.Y. on June 23, 2019 Danny served in Viet Nam with the 101st Airborne 2nd Battalion 17th Cavalry Delta troop as a paratrooper and scout. He served in Viet Nam from 1968-1970 and was a survivor of the battle for Hamburger Hill. He was predeceased by both parents Robert C and Aureola (Howe) Strong. He leaves behind his Daughter Cristie Chilcote and Husband Frank of Essex, Vt., a brother Randy Strong and wife Pam of Shoreham, Vt., a sister Carol (Strong) Birkett of Winchester, Ky.,...
NEW HAVEN — Crysta Lee Rainey Steady, 44, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 2, 2019 at UVM Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was born Sept. 25, 1974, in Middlebury and graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 1995. Crysta Lee was an L.N.A. and worked for Helen Porter Nursing Home for a few years then went to Wake Robin. She was kind, loving and giving to many. She is survived by her mother Crysta Shepard Rainey, her father and stepmother Wayne and Emily Rainey, her sister Crystina of Salisbury and brother Wayne Jr. of Panton, and her children Mikayla and Howard VanderWey of...

MIDDLEBURY — Karen Glauber, beloved wife, skillful speech pathologist, poet, Tai Chi teacher, Elephant Ambassador, Environmental and Animal rights activist, Homeward Bound Volunteer and kind, devoted friend to so many passed from this world on May 13, 2019. Friends and family of the Middlebury resident will celebrate her beautiful and courageous life on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. at Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury. Donations may be made in Karen’s honor to Homeward Bound, Addison County Home Health and Hospice and End of Life Services.

FERRISBURGH — Lisa Ann Gray passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was born September 14, 1966, in Bristol, CT, the daughter of Marolyn L. (Gordon) Anstett of Connecticut and Jackson L. Gray of New York, who are both deceased. Lisa worked at O.Z. Gedney Mfg., Terryville, CT, for 14 years; First Student in Bristol, CT, for 9 years; and Job Corp. in Ferrisburgh, VT, for 2 and half years. Lisa is a lovely woman with a heart of gold. Lisa was all about taking care of everyone in her life, she also treated everyone that was in her life like family...

MONKTON — Veronica (Labell) Jerome, known as “Von,” left us at age 85 in the early morning hours of August 16, 2019. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law and friend to many. Heaven got another beautiful angel. In 1953 she married her husband Richard “Dick” Jerome, who predeceased her two months after their 60th wedding anniversary. Together they raised five children. She leaves behind Judy (Pete) Bissonette, David (Jackie) Jerome, Jane Coffin, Paul (Alicia) Jerome and son-in-law Ralph Lang. She also leaves her grandchildren, Heidi and Andy...

BRANDON — The funeral service for Steven Curtis Mitchell, age 66, who died July 23, 2019, was held on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Lifebridge Christian Church in Brandon. The Rev. Roger Foster, pastor, officiated. Special music was provided by Brenna McCullough. The graveside committal service and burial, with Military Honors, followed in the family lot at Pine Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Andrew Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, Justin Mitchell, George Mitchell, Orin Mitchell, Rick Oberkirch, Gabriel Oberkirch and Gage Mitchell. Military honors were accorded by members of Brandon American...

VERGENNES — Janet Lucia (Roberts) Price, 89, passed away peacefully of natural causes at Ringer’s Home Care in Vergennes on Aug. 16, 2019. She was born on June 2, 1930, in Barnard, Vermont, the only child of Linwood Belknap Roberts and Lena (Blood) Roberts. She grew up in Barnard and graduated from Whitcomb High School in Bethel in 1949 as class valedictorian. She then attended and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She married George H. Price on Oct. 10, 1953, and together they raised three children: Deborah, Stephanie and Timothy. They...
ADDISON — Neil D. Metcalf, who died July 24, 2019, will have a military burial service on Aug. 22, at 1 p.m., at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery, located at 487 Furnace Road in Randolph Center. There will be a motorcycle procession starting from the Vergennes Park and Ride at 10:30 a.m. that will proceed to the cemetery. Anyone wishing to follow along whether it be by motorcycle or car are welcome.  


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