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Billy "Sonny" Drummond RUTLAND — Billy M. “Sonny” Drummond, 73, died Oct. 19, 2021, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 14, 1947, in Fairmont, West Virginia, the son of William and Maude Drummond. He was a US Navy Vietnam War veteran. Mr. Drummond was owner of Drummond &…

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Benny L. Coplan BRATTLEBORO — Benny Lee “Ben” Coplan, passed from this life Monday morning, Oct. 18, 2021, in the comfort of his home on Marlboro Avenue; he was 82 years old. Ben was born in Lafayette, Indiana, on Aug. 6, 1939, the son of J. Edie and Bernice (Newman) Coplan. The family moved…

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Franklin K. Taggart CASTLETON — The funeral service for Franklin Kittridge "Frank" Taggart, 93, who died Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, was held Friday, Oct, 22, at Castleton Federated Church. The pastor, Robert A. Noble III, officiated and was the pianist. The vocalist was Angela Champine. A poem w…

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Bernice M. Lendway RUTLAND — Bernice Mae Lendway, 90, died Oct. 21, 2021, at the home of her son in Benson. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Tossing Funeral Home.

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Carole A. Notte RUTLAND — Carole Ann Notte, 75, passed away Oct. 19, 2021, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness. Carole was born in Rutland, Vermont, on Aug. 14, 1946, the daughter of Martin and Clementine (Polcaro) Notte. She was a 1964 graduate and a proud member o…

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Rebecca Turnbull HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. — Rebecca “Becky” Turnbull passed away at her home on Oct. 18, 2021, from COVID-19 complications. She was 51 years old. Her loving husband, Bart, was by her side. Rebecca was born in Rutland, Vermont, on Oct. 3, 1970, the daughter of Robert C. and Carolyn …

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Elizabeth G. Gilman RUTLAND — Elizabeth Grace “Betty” Gilman, 89, died Oct. 21, 2021, at her home. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Tossing Funeral Home.

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Joyce M. Wheeler BRANDON — Joyce Mae Wheeler, 90, peacefully passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Joyce was born in Rutland, Vermont, on Sept. 17, 1931, to Guy and Arlie (Dutton) Ladd. She grew up in Goshen, Vermont and graduated from Brandon High School …

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Winifred M. Zingali RUTLAND — Winifred M. Zingali, 88, died Oct. 20, 2021, at her home. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Clifford Funeral Home.

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Alexander “Sam” Gowan CASTLETON — The memorial service for Sam Gowan, 83, who died Oct. 13, 2021, was held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Federated Church of Castleton. The pastor, Robert A. Noble III, officiated and was the pianist. The vocalist was Angela Champine. Eulogies were by his childre…

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Mary “Grace” Rounds RUTLAND — Mary “Grace” Rounds passed away at her home on Oct. 18, 2021, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Grace was born on Oct. 30, 1929, the daughter of Francesco and Rosaria Valleroli. Her Italian birth name was “Maria Graziella Valleroli.” Grace married the…

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Joyce M. Wheeler BRANDON — Joyce Mae Wheeler, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at Rutland Regional Center. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are pending at Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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Norma White Delfosse RUTLAND — Norma White Delfosse, 93, died Oct. 19, 2021, at her home. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Tossing Funeral Home.

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Phyllis J. Gillotti BENSON — Phyllis Jean (Charron) Gillotti, 77, of Benson, died Monday evening, Oct. 18, 2021, at her residence, after a four-year battle with multiple myeloma. Phyllis was born on Sept. 24, 1944, in Rutland, the daughter of Herman J. and Carol (King) Charron. She grew up i…

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Jeanette M. Hasseltine CENTER RUTLAND — Jeanette M. Hasseltine, 82, died Oct. 19, 2021, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Clifford Funeral Home.

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Mary Lou Soulia CASTLETON — Mary Louise "Mary Lou" Soulia, 85, passed away late Friday night Oct. 15, 2021, surrounded by family, after a catastrophic medical event due to an unknown medical condition. Mary Lou was born on March 29, 1936, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Schuler and Corinne (Bode) So…

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Byron E. Trepanier ESSEX JUNCTION — The family of Byron Elliott Trepanier, just 37 years old, must sadly announce that Byron has left this life Oct. 8, 2021. He was born in Rutland, Vermont, on Jan. 7, 1984. He was a cheerful baby and grew up a typical boy: carefree, fearless and full of lif…

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Stephen A. Smiel RUTLAND TOWN — Stephen A. Smiel, 49, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, with his family by his side. He was born in Rutland, Nov. 7, 1971, the son of John N. and Dolores (DeBlois) Smiel. Stephen was a 1994 graduate of Rutland High S…

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Franklin K. Taggart CASTLETON — Franklin Kittridge "Frank" Taggart, 93, of Castleton, died at his home on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. He was born on July 9, 1928, in Rutland, the son of George Herbert and Sylvia Julia (Hudson) Taggart. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 17 and served in Nagasa…

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Theodore "Jack" Green STOCKBRIDGE — Jack Green, 84, lifetime resident of Stockbridge, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2021, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He was born June 8, 1937, the son of Theodore J.W. Green Sr. and Marie Hartshorn Green. Jack attende…

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Walter “Joe” Pyenta POULTNEY — Walter Joseph “Joe” Pyenta, 81, formerly of Fair Haven, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at his residence. He was born Oct. 4, 1940, in West Rutland, the son of Walter and Josephine (Dydo) Pyenta. He was employed by Vermont Structural Slate for over 40 years unti…

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Robin Ransom Turner RUTLAND — Robin Ransom Turner, 63, of Rutland, Vermont, died Sunday morning, Oct. 17, 2021, at her residence, surrounded by family. Her death follows a three-year struggle with ovarian cancer. She was born May 12, 1958, in Rutland, the daughter of Robert and Elaine (Spenc…

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Francis G. Broughton CORNWALL — Francis Girard “Frank” Broughton, 79, died peacefully on Oct. 7, 2021, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He died in the home he was born in on Nov. 20, 1941, in Cornwall, Vermont. He was the son of Elmer and Geneva (Girard) Broughton. On Oct. 1, 196…

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Jacqueline T. Carrigan RUTLAND — Jacqueline "Jackie" T. Carrigan passed away peacefully at Rutland Regional Medical Center on Oct. 11, 2021, from an unexpected aneurysm in her heart. She was encompassed by her nieces, Sharon Ann Godrick and Mary Godrick Sherowski. Jackie was born on Oct. 15,…

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Linda M. Crossman IRA — Linda M. Crossman passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2021, at age 79. She was born on Nov. 20, 1941, in Woodstock, Vermont. She was the daughter of Gordon E. Johnston and Shirley I. (Gilmore) Johnston. Linda was the eldest of three children. Linda spent nearly 65 year…

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Mary Lou Soulia CASTLETON — Mary Lou Soulia, 85, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Rutland Regional Medical Center A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Ducharme Funeral Home Inc.

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Elizabeth (Simpson) Morsch RUTLAND — Elizabeth J. (Simpson) Morsch. 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Born in Millbrook, New York, on Sept. 16, 1932, daughter of the late Joseph and Charlotte (White) Simpson, she r…

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Samantha Gibbs West BENSON — Samantha Gibbs West, 49, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at her home. She was born Dec. 18, 1971, in Willimantic, Connecticut, the daughter of Russell and Neva (Swenor) Gibbs. She graduated in 1989 from Otter Valley Union High School. Ms. West was employed by Mounta…

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Larry Gosselin VENICE, Fla. — Larry Gosselin, 87, went to be with his Lord at his home in Venice, Florida, just past midnight on Sept. 22, 2021, with his loving wife and sons nearby. After a courageous three-and-a-half month's battle with liver cancer, he longingly joined loved ones who had …

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Arlene Mae Burlett NORTH CLARENDON — Arlene Mae Burlett, age 88, of North Clarendon, Vermont, passed away at Rutland Regional Medical Center on Sept. 29, 2021. Arlene was born July 14, 1933, in Benson, Vermont. She was the second oldest child of Leslie Barrett and Marie Munger Barrett. On Ju…

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Mary Brooks Hubbard CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Mary Brooks Hubbard, 100, died peacefully on Oct. 12, 2021. Born Sept. 30, 1921, in South Dorset, Vermont, to parents, William H. and Cora Bourn Brooks; she was also the stepdaughter of Mary Walsh Brooks. Mary married Henry Hubbard on June 26, 1939. T…

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Jeffrey A. Rebideau LUDLOW — Jeffrey A. Rebideau, 54, passed away on Oct. 11, 2021, in Rutland, Vermont. He was born on Feb. 25, 1967, at Springfield (Vermont) Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Tina (Cross) Rebideau, of Ludlow; his daughters, Ashley (Rebideau) Snide and Brooke Rebideau, …

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Michael J. McMorrow NORTH CLARENDON — Michael James McMorrow, 75, died at home on Oct. 9, 2021, after a brief illness. Michael was born Jan. 7, 1946, in Granville, New York, the son of James and Anna (Kasuba) McMorrow, of Poultney, Vermont. He graduated from Poultney High School, where he pl…

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Rev. Robert B. Boutwell RUTLAND — The Rev. Robert Bruce Boutwell, 88, died on Oct. 6, 2021, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was born in Rutland on June 15, 1933, the son of Rita (Bishop) and Lloyd Boutwell. He went to school in Rutland, graduating from Rutla…

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Edward R. Little MENDON — Edward Royal Little passed away from natural causes with his loving daughter by his side, on Oct. 11, 2021. In slowly declining health for some time, he was being watched over by the caring staff at Berlin Meadows for the last few weeks of his life. He was 82 years …

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Philip W. Mayo II RUTLAND — Phil Mayo II, 75, of Rutland, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. He had been struggling w/final stage esophageal cancer. He was born in Burlington, Vermont, on Oct. 28, 1945, to Beverly (Murray) and Dr. Philip Mayo. He attended grade school in Massachusetts then went o…

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Raymond “Butch” Blanchard BERWICK, Maine — Raymond Marshall Blanchard, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at home, in hospice care eventually succumbing to lung cancer. He was born on Dec. 29, 1943, in Glens Falls, New York, surviving his parents, father, Raymond Willard Blanchard, Dec. 7, 1943…

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Alexander “Sam” Gowan CASTLETON — Sam Gowan, 83, passed away Oct. 13, 2021, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 23, 1938, in Akron, Ohio, the son of Mary and Allan Gowan. Sam grew up in Glens Falls, New York, and graduated from Glens Falls High School in 1956. As a young…

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Wilbur “Bus” McIntyre ARGYLE, N.Y. — Wilbur C. “Bus” McIntyre, 89, passed away peacefully on Oct. 13, 2021, at Slate Valley Center in Granville, New York. Born Jan. 24, 1932, in Tinmouth, Vermont, he was the son of the late John and Charity (Weatherby) McIntyre. Wilbur proudly served his cou…

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George W. Shaw RUTLAND — George W. Shaw, 61, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at his residence. He was born Oct. 21, 1959, in Granville, New York, the son of George E. and Elizabeth (Lewis) Shaw. He married Susan McEckron Oct. 25, 1999. Mr. Shaw was employed by Brown’s Auto Salvage in Hydeville…

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Sandra (Spencer) Smith RUTLAND — Sandra (Spencer) Smith, of Rutland, passed away on Oct. 11, 2021, surrounded by her family. Born in Rutland on Feb. 19, 1938, to Earl and Viola (Laird) Spencer, one of 10 children, she married Nelson “Bud” Smith on March 23, 1956. Sandy worked various jobs th…

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Walter “Joe” Pyenta POULTNEY — Walter Joseph “Joe” Pyenta, 82, formerly of Fair Haven, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at his residence. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are pending with Durfee Funeral Home.

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Alexander “Sam” Gowan HYDEVILLE — Alexander “Sam” Gowan, 83, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Durfee Funeral Home.

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Mary Jean Rajda WEST RUTLAND — Mary Jean Rajda, 78, of West Rutland, passed peacefully on Oct. 12, 2021, after a long illness. Born in Rutland on Feb. 18, 1943, she was the daughter of the late William and Avonne Smyrski and grew up in Rutland, Vermont. Mary Jean attended Mount St. Joseph Ac…

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James E. Spindler SPRINGFIELD — James E. Spindler, 81, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Springfield Hospital in Springfield. He was born Aug. 12, 1940, in Springfield, the son of Frederick A. and Frances (Lafko) Spindler. He graduated in 1958 from Springfield High School and earned his bachelor…

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Chu Suk Lee KILLINGTON — Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, beloved Chu Suk Lee (O’Donnell), fondly called Suki, passed away. Suki’s life was about the journey, not the destination, as she cha-cha-cha’ed through countless unique life experiences. Born in Japanese-occupied Korea, she developed a deep sen…

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Karen A. Abare NORTH CLARENDON — The funeral service for Karen Ann Abare, 74, who died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, was held Wednesday, Oct. 13. The Rev. Sarah Ginolfi of Trinity Episcopal Church officiated. Bearers were Melisa Nichols, Dave Atwood, Tina and Leah Abare, Colton, Devin and Peyton B…

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Edward R. Little MENDON — Edward Royal Little, 82, formerly of Mendon, died Oct. 11, 2021, at Berlin Meadows in Barre. The graveside service will be at a later date in Dummerston. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.

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Judith H. Swartz RUTLAND — Judith H. Swartz, 83, passed away peacefully of Parkinson’s on Oct. 11, 2021, at her residence, Meadows at East Mountain in Rutland. She was born in Liverpool, New York, April 13, 1938, the daughter of Gustaf and Antoinette (Bittel) Hackbarth. Judy was a graduate o…

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Marjorie “Midge” Yates ESSEX JUNCTION — Marjorie J. “Midge” Yates died Oct. 6, 2021. Born in Medford, Massachusetts, I was the daughter of Philip K. and Edith L. Baldwin, and little sister to two great brothers, Bobby and Lew. I lived there – with some sojourns to Ocean Park, Maine, until 19…

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