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Harold O. Edmunds DANBY — The graveside service for Harold Oliver Edmunds, 86, who died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, in Danby Scottsville Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Holly Noble. Arrangements are by Wallingford-Aldous Funeral Home in Wallingford.

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Rosabel A. (LaFrance) Prouty SPRINGFIELD — Rosabel A. (LaFrance) Prouty, 88, passed away at her son’s home on May 28, 2020. She was born Jan. 16, 1932, in South Reading, Vermont, the daughter of Kenneth and Bernice (Lherreux) LaFrance. She graduated from Springfield High School with the clas…

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Doris (Ellis) MacDonald LUDLOW — Doris “Dodo” Ellis MacDonald, 94, passed away on May 30, 2020, at the home where she was born. Born in Ludlow Jan. 9, 1926, to the parents of Albert and Mildred (Stone) Ellis, she graduated from Black River High School in 1944. Doris married Leonard MacDonald…

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Peter W. Giancola rites RUTLAND — The graveside service for Peter W. Giancola, 53, who died March 6, 2020, was held Saturday in Calvary Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Thomas Houle, pastor of St. Peter Church. Arrangements were by Clifford Funeral Home.

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Bernard C. Wheeler MOUNT HOLLY — Bernard C. "Skeet" Wheeler Sr., 81, of Mount Holly passed away Thursday evening, May 28, 2020, at Crescent Manor nursing home in Bennington, Vermont. He was born July 31, 1938, in Rutland, the son of Frederick and Arlene (Adams) Wheeler, and he grew up in Cla…

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Bryce Barton Towsley TINMOUTH — Bryce Barton "Pee Wee" Towsley of North Port, Florida, passed away May 28, 2020. Bryce was born Oct. 7, 1930, in Tinmouth, Vermont. Bryce was a machinist and retired from Tambrands (now P&G) in 1995. He and his wife, Bea, moved to North Port, Florida, in 1…

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Clara T. (Wojick) Mondella RUTLAND — The funeral service for Clara T. (Wojick) Mondella, 92, who died April 1, 2020, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in West Rutland, officiated by the Rev. Avelino Vahl, pastor. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in…

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Patrick "Jay" Fitzgerald RUTLAND — Patrick “Jay” Fitzgerald, 57, died Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are pending with Aldous Funeral Home.

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William H. Higgins rites CASTLETON — The funeral service for Bill Higgins, 71, who died Sunday, May 24, 2020, was held Sunday, May 31, at Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven. The Rev. Rob Noble, pastor of Castleton Federated Church, officiated. Words of remembrance were by Betty Bosma. Bearers…

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Leslie Ann Tilles STRAFFORD — Leslie Ann Tilles, a longtime resident of Strafford, Vermont, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 25, 2020, after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. She passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her four children, Fiona, Emeline, S…

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Daniel B. Roberts GRANVILLE, N.Y. — On Saturday, May 23, 2020, Daniel B. Roberts, 69, of Granville, New York, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease, a disease that claimed his body too soon, but never his soul. Dan was born a twin on July 7, 1950, to Ernie and Theresa Hannan Roberts of Gr…

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Mary Ellen Corsi FAIR HAVEN — Mary Ellen Corsi, 80, of Fair Haven passed away May 29, 2020, at home, of natural causes, surrounded by her loving family. Born June 10, 1939, in Middletown Springs, she was 10th of the 12 children of the late Thomas J. and Gladys (Pickett) Wallace. She graduate…

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Bernard C. Wheeler Sr. MOUNT HOLLY — Bernard C. "Skeet" Wheeler Sr., 81, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Crescent Manor nursing home in Bennington. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Aldous Funeral Home.

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Dorothy "Joan" Barr PROCTORSVILLE — Dorothy “Joan” Barr, 89, died Tuesday morning, May 26, 2020, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She was born Dec. 30, 1930, in Oxford, England, the daughter of Thomas and Ellen (Overton) Yates. Joan grew up in Oxford enduring …

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Charity P. Gates NORTH CLARENDON — Charity Page Gates, 61, died May 25, 2020, at her home. She was born May 22, 1959, in Cambridge, New York, the daughter of Leon and Mary (Gibbons) Gates. She was a manager at Mobil and Dunkin' Donuts in Rutland and Castleton. Survivors include her husband, …

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Raymond C. Bushey HUBBARDTON — Raymond Charles Bushey, 64, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 23, 2020, at his residence. He was born July 21, 1955, in Rutland, the son of Frank and Bernice (Barker) Bushey. He was employed in construction slate quarries and built and repaired motorcycles. Mr. B…

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Susan L. Congdon CLARENDON — Susan L. Congdon, 67, formerly of Clarendon, died May 12, 2020, at her home in Townsend, Massachusetts. Arrangements are by Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford, New Hampshire.

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Janet Casey DORSET — Janet Casey, 100, a resident of Route 30, passed away May 26, 2020, at Bromley Manor in Manchester Center, Vermont. Janet was born May 18, 1920, the daughter of the late Erwin Roberts and Gertrude Seymour. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Rutland High Sch…

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Betty (Parker) Morse EAST MONTPELIER — Betsy Parker Morse, 68, of East Montpelier, Vermont, passed away on May 18, 2020, after a courageous battle with multiple illnesses. She was born Elizabeth Faith Parker in Burlington on April 26, 1952, to Helvi Enola Parker and Gilbert Harold Parker. Sh…

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Edgar J. Lamoureux CORNWALL — Edgar J. Lamoureux, 80, died Friday evening, May 22, 2020, at Porter Medical Center. He was born July 30, 1939, in Casselman, Ontario, Canada, the son of Auguste and Helene (Quesnel) Lamoureux, Edgar married Gloria Durkee on May 31, 1958. He was an over-the-road…

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William H. Higgins CASTLETON — Bill Higgins, 71, of Castleton died peacefully with his wife by his side on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, following a long illness. He was born on March 25, 1949, in Rutland, the son of Henry O. and Helen (O’Rourke) Higgins. Mr. …

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Charles Thomas RUTLAND — Charlie left the party on May 6, 2020. More than anything, he was a Green Mountain man who loved this state and especially, the Rutland area. He enjoyed the time he served as a representative in the state Legislature, as mayor of Essex Junction, and was a member of t…

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Donald Joseph Mancini RUTLAND — Donald Joseph Mancini, 86, of Rutland passed away in his home Tuesday, May 26, 2020, after a long illness. Donald was born in Stamford, Connecticut, but moved to Rutland after serving in the military. Donald retired from General Electric and spent his days fol…

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Thea T. Baker MIDDLEBURY — Thea T. Baker, 88, died peacefully May 24, 2020, at The Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury, Vermont, where she was a resident for the past two years with her partner of 20 years, Dr. Robert M. Cross. Also surviving are a sister, Gisela Busken of Pinehurst, Nort…

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Jeannette (Maynard) Griffith FAIR HAVEN — Jeannette (Maynard) Macomber Griffith died on May 23, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born Sept. 7, 1932, in Burlington, Vermont, to Burton M. Maynard and Helen Slapp Maynard. Jeannette, along with her parents and brother Lee Maynard, lived on…

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Bernard "Mike" Hussey LUDLOW — The graveside service for Bernard “Mike” Hussey, who died March 8, 2020, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, in North Windham Cemetery in Windham.

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Steven Wilcox RUTLAND — Steven Wilcox, 61, died Friday, May 22, 2020, at his residence. He was born Jan. 5, 1959, in Windsor, Connecticut, the son of Terry and Dorothy (Kennedy) Wilcox. He graduated from Windsor High School. Mr. Wilcox entered the U.S. Army where he served as a medical speci…

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Denise Carrara BELLOWS FALLS — Denise Carrara of Bellows Falls passed away on May 19, 2020, at her home in Bellows Falls.

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Bernice M. Carroll rites Lisa A. Brown rites RUTLAND — The private graveside services for Bernice Marie Carroll, 82, of West Rutland, who died Jan. 10, 2020, and her daughter, Lisa Ann (Carroll) Brown, 50, of Rutland, who died Dec. 26, 2019, were held May 22 in Calvary Cemetery. Msgr. Bernar…

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Ruth C. Jones rites POULTNEY — The private graveside service for Ruth C. Jones, 91, who died Monday, May 18, 2020, was held Friday, May 22, in Poultney Cemetery. The Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman, pastor of Poultney United Methodist Church, officiated. Family members shared memories and poems…

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Katherine "Kitty" Matte WHITEHALL, N.Y. — Katherine “Kitty” Matte, 93, of Whitehall, New York, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, May 21, 2020. She was born Katherine Elizabeth Kovalosky on Sept. 25, 1926, on Maple Hill Farm, Clark Hollow Road, …

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Paul E. Thomas CHESTER — Paul E Thomas, 65, of Chester, died May 11, 2020, at his home, of lung cancer. He was born Aug. 16, 1954, in Syracuse, New York, the son of Georgette (Poehland) and Paul Thomas Sr. In New York, he was raised in Rome, Guilderland, and attended Paul Smith’s College. Mr…

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Roman Gregory Wdowiak BRANDON — Roman Gregory Wdowiak, age 68, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, at his home in Brandon. Mr. Wdowiak was born in Greenport, New York, on Jan. 30, 1952. He was the son of Roman M. and Regina (Kudlinski) Wdowiak. He grew up in Greenport where he received his ear…

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John Roche Kupferer POULTNEY — John Roche Kupferer, 78, died peacefully of complications from COVID-19 on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Birchwood Terrace in Burlington. John was born in Rutland on March 3, 1942, the son of Beatrice and Henry Kupferer. He graduated from West Rutland High School in…

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Mary Bianchi RUTLAND — Mary Bianchi of Rutland unexpectedly passed away May 22, 2020, at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington, just one day shy of her 61st wedding anniversary. Mary was born on Aug. 29, 1935, in Rutland, to the late Solon and Lottie (Whitney) Todriff of East Clarendon. Mary …

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William "Bill" Higgins CASTLETON — William "Bill" Higgins, 71, died May 24, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, following a long illness. A full obituary will be pubished at a later date. Arrangements are pending with Durfee Funeral Home.

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James Eli McKeighan RUPERT — James Eli McKeighan, 89, died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. He was born Jan. 17, 1931, the son of Frank and Ruth (Nelson) McKeighan, in Rupert, where he was educated. He served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. McKeighan worked…

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Peter James “Pete” Milnes CLARENDON — Peter James “Pete” Milnes, 73, died May 24, 2020, after a short battle with thymus cancer. He was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to James A. and Rita (Berube) Milnes on Oct. 12, 1946. He moved to Ludlow at the age of 6 and made Ludlow his cherished hom…

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Jean Louise Sargent RUTLAND — Jean Louise Sargeant, 88, recently of Rutland, Vermont, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020, after a long illness. She was born on April 27, 1932, in Rochester, Vermont, the daughter of Elwin and Lola (Fifield) Shirley. Jean grew up in Granville, Vermont, and graduated f…

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Ruth I. Barrows LUDLOW — Ruth I. Barrows, 93, a longtime resident of Ludlow, Vermont, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2020, at Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. She was born on Feb. 22, 1927, in Hartland, Vermont, to the late Ivan and Gladys (Huntington) Simonds. In her retirement years, R…

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Thompson Eddy PLYMOUTH — Thompson Eddy, 76, died May 16, 2020. He was born May 13, 1944, in Rutland, the son of Laura (Thompson) and Bernard Heald Eddy, and grew up in Woodstock and Proctorsville. He graduated from the University of Vermont (BA '66) and the University of Oklahoma Medical Cen…

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Margaret "Peggy" (Benedict) Moss WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret “Peggy” Benedict Moss, 88, of Washington, D.C., and formerly of Fair Haven, Vermont, and Houston, Texas, died Wednesday morning, May 20, 2020, of complications following a severe stroke. A native Vermonter, Peggy was born in Rutlan…

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Ronald M. Heaton RUTLAND TOWN — Ronald M. Heaton, 89, of Rutland Town passed peacefully on May 18, 2020, at his son’s home, surrounded by his family. Ron was born April 9, 1931, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the son of Lemuel W. and Lois B. (Price) Heaton. He graduated from Pawtucket High Scho…

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Ralph Otis Hathaway PITTSFORD — Ralph Otis Hathaway, 92, of Pittsford died Monday morning, May 18, 2020, at his residence, following a brief illness. He was born on May 26, 1927, in Proctor, the son of Hawley O. and Mindwell Alice (Cross) Hathaway. Mr. Hathaway grew up in Goshen and was grad…

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Ruth P. Dente POULTNEY — Ruth P. Dente, 94, died Wednesday morning, May 20, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 17, 1925, in East Poultney, the daughter of Thomas Price Jones and Catherine (Thomas) Jones. Ruth enjoyed cooking, bingo, spending ti…

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Eleanor M. Drinwater RUTLAND — Eleanor May Drinwater, 87, died Friday, May 1, 2020, at The Pines at Rutland. She was born May 21, 1932, in Rutland, the daughter of William N. and Helen A. (Warren) Drinwater. She graduated in 1950 from Mount St. Joseph Academy. Ms. Drinwater was employed by C…

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Earl Alfred Rider Jr. NEWPORT — Earl Alfred Rider Jr., 59, died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Kingdom Way in Newport. He was born June 21, 1960, in Proctor, the son of Mable (Jackway) and Earl A. Rider Sr. He grew up in Florence on the family farm. Mr. Rider was a member of Sons of the American…

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Ruth C. Jones POULTNEY — Ruth C. Jones, 91, of Poultney died Monday evening, May 18, 2020, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 10, 1928, in Hampton, New York, the daughter of Roswell and Mable (Griffin) Warren. She grew up in Hampton and graduated from the Poultney H…

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Shirley F. Cole CLARENDON — Shirley Cole, 84, died Jan. 5, 2020. She was born May 30, 1935, in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, and had an older brother, Richard. In Manchester Center, she owned and operated The Yankee Clipper Grooming Salon until her retirement. Survivors include her daughter, two gr…

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Dr. Ronald M. Heaton RUTLAND TOWN — Dr. Ronald M. Heaton, 89, died May 18, 2020. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Tossing Funeral Home.

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