MIDDLEBURY — Arnold R. Highfield, a resident of Middlebury, Vt., and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, passed at the age of 79, on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at the Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. At his side was his loving wife Shirley, and various members of their family. Arnold was born in New Boston, Ohio, on March 10, 1940, to the late Arnold and Hazel (Nichols) Highfield of New Boston. Arnold was an author, scholar, businessman and poet. A graduate of the Ohio State University, he received his M.A. in Medieval History and a Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics. Arnold met his wife, Shirley de...
SHOREHAM — Jean D. Anderson, 93, of Shoreham passed away peacefully Aug. 30, 2019. Jean was born on July 17, 1926, in Shoreham, Vt., daughter of Herbert and Alice (Goodro) Dudley. Jean was born and lived most of her life in Shoreham, graduating from Newton Academy High School in 1944. She went on to Becker College in Worcester, Mass., graduating in 1946 with a two-year certificate in the secretarial fields. Upon graduation, Jean returned to Shoreham and married Charles H. Anderson Jr. in October of 1949. They bought their first home in 1950, and began building their life together. They had...
MIDDLEBURY — Adrienne R. Bougor, 75, of Middlebury, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, Sept. 29, 2019. She was born on Sept 15, 1944, to Rene and Anita Poirier near Ottawa, Canada. She and her parents moved to Middlebury when she was two. Adrienne was a long-time resident of Middlebury, where she attended school and raised a family with Henry (Sonny) Bougor. In 2008 she was inducted into the Middlebury College’s 25 Year Club as a faithful, long-time dining services employee affectionately known as “Ma Proctor.” Adrienne especially enjoyed Panther Hockey season, where she had her very...
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Stephen J. Busier, formerly of Hinesburg, Vt., passed away unexpectedly at his home in Phoenix, Ariz., on April 13, 2019, at the age of 65. Steve was born in Colchester on April 4, 1954, to Raymond H. Busier & Beulah E. (Berry) Busier, the seventh of nine children. Steve grew up in Hinesburg, Vt., and attended Champlain Valley Union H.S. After graduating in 1972 Steve later joined the Navy in November of the same year. Steve loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and loved riding his Harley. Steve is survived by his two daughters Heidi Busier and Greta Busier, both of...
BURLINGTON — Cathy Nief of Burlington passed away on Sept. 15, 2019, at the Ethan Allen Residence in Burlington. She was 75 and had suffered with Alzheimer’s Disease for several years. She was surrounded by her children and many friends and caregivers in her final days. View the full obituary at
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.  
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.  

Login for Subscriber Access

Addison County Independent

58 Maple Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Phone: 802.388.4944
Fax: 802.388.3100