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Harold N. Kinney POULTNEY — Harold Neal Kinney, 87, of Poultney died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at his residence in Poultney. He was born on Feb. 7, 1932, in Poultney, the son of Osyman and Ruth (Story) Kinney. Mr. Kinney grew up and attended Poultney schools until enlisting in the U.S. Army A…

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Thomas A. Greene DANBY — Thomas Allan Greene, 65, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Aldous Funeral Home.

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Hazel "Terry" C. Adams RUTLAND — Hazel "Terry" C. Adams, spouse of the late John Franklin Adams of Putney and Middlebury, passed from this earth Jan. 15, 2020, at The Meadows at East Mountain in Rutland at the age of 88. She was born Hazel Therese Cadieux in Hartford, CT, Jan. 3, 1932, the o…

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Frederick C. Ramen Jr. CHESTER — Frederick C. Ramen Jr., 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 30, 1933, in Queens, New York, the son of Frederick Sr. and Catherine (Beckert) Ramen. He graduated with ma…

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Dawn G. Wright WESTMINSTER — Dawn G. Wright, 62, died Jan. 3, 2020, in North Carolina. She was born April 28, 1957, in Springfield, the daughter of Robert and Barbara (Sawtelle) Gammon. She graduated in 1975 from Green Mountain High School. Mrs. Wright worked at Brooks Pharmacy and Rite Aid …

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JoAnn Cahill Hennecke RUTLAND — JoAnn Cahill Hennecke, 64, of Rutland, after an intensive struggle with frontotemporal dementia, passed peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. JoAnn was born in the Bronx, NY, to Dennis and Josephine Cahill. JoAnn grew up in Tappan, NY. She married Larry Henneck…

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Betty L. Cheney RUTLAND — The celebration of life for Betty L. Cheney, 79, who died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Aldous Funeral Home, 44 North Main St., Rutland. Inadvertently omitted from the obituary was two grandsons, a granddaughter, a great-granddaughter.

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Marion N. Tifft rites EAST RUPERT — The funeral service for Marion N. Tifft, 86, who died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, was held Tuesday, Jan. 14, at United Church of Dorset. The Rev. Dr. James H. Gray, pastor, officiated. The pianist was Tom Salmon. A poem was by Glori Harrington and Cindy Slocum. …

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Virginia "Ginny" Mortenson BRANDON — Virginia "Ginny" Mortenson, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at The Pines at Rutland nursing home. She was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Hinesburg, the daughter of Joseph and Ethel (Guyette) Palmer. She married George Sweet Sr. and had six children George Jr., Sc…

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Kimi Lou Reed BRANDON — Kimi Lou Reed, age 61, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in the presence of her brother and best friend, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Ms. Reed was born in Proctor on July 28, 1958. She was the daughter of Raymond and Agnes (Mahoney) Reed Jr. She grew up in Forest Dal…

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Dennis William Johnson PROCTORSVILLE — Dennis William Johnson, 47, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, after a long illness. He was born Dec. 10, 1972, in Hudson, New York, the son of Kenneth G. Trombley and Marie Myrtle Miner. He attended Green Mount…

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Diane Marie Fick BRANDON — Diane Marie Fick, age 80, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Mountain View Center in Rutland. Diane was born on May 19, 1939, in Brooklyn, NY. She was the daughter of Frederick H. and Margaret (Gartland) Fick. Diane grew up in Brooklyn, NY, later moving to Larchmont,…

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Robert Dunn RUTLAND TOWN — Robert Dunn, 78, died Jan. 13, 2020, in Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Tossing Funeral Home.

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Doris M. Shellmer MENDON — Doris M. Shellmer, 94, died on Jan.12, 2020, at the Meadows, passing peacefully into God’s arms. She was predeceased by her brothers Louis II and Richard. Her Christian faith gave her strength and comfort causing her life to be an example to her family of how to li…

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Rebecca A. Hodgdon WALLINGFORD — Rebecca A. Hodgdon, 78, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.

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John Merritt "Jack" Sargent MANCHESTER, N.H. — John Merritt “Jack” Sargent passed away peacefully on Jan. 9, 2020, at the age of 89. He was born June 25, 1930, in Rutland, VT, the first of seven children of Fletcher Merritt and Grace (Briggs) Sargent. Jack grew up in Rutland and Chittenden, …

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John H. Hayes DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. — John H. Hayes, born Feb. 20, 1931, in Fair Haven, VT, died Jan. 7, 2020, in Davidsonville. He leaves behind his devoted wife of over 60 years, Barbara M. Hayes (née McAllister); daughters Heather Hayes (Salvador Constans), Allison Reigle (Frank Reigle) and …

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Betty L. Cheney RUTLAND — Betty L. Cheney, 79, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Mountain View Center in Rutland, of cancer. She was born Jan. 6, 1941, in Rutland, the daughter of Lester A. and Eleanor M. (Nelson) Peer. She worked at Midway Diner as a waitress for many years. Ms. Cheney enjoyed…

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Barbara Loomis rites HYDEVILLE — The funeral service for Barbara Loomis, 92, who died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, was held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Fellowship Bible Church in Castleton. Pastor John Longaker officiated. The organist was Andrea Cresci and music was by Sam Loomis. Reflections w…

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Martha V. Dumas BURLINGTON — Martha V. Dumas, 92, of Burlington, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Birchwood Terrace in Burlington, of complications resulting from Alzheimer's disease. She was born on Oct. 13, 1927, in Burlington, the daughter of Lemuel and Cornelia (Ruille) Palmer. She married…

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Merritt F. Wheeler Jr. NORTH CHITTENDEN — Merritt F. Wheeler Jr., 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Rutland Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was born at Proctor Hospital and grew up in North Chittenden. He worked on the family farm and in the late-1970s, was employed by the Town of …

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Sharon K. Boyle SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. — Sharon K. Boyle, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Southampton, beloved wife of Richard R. Boyle, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the age of 73 at Osceola Regional Medical Center. Born in 1946 in Rutland, Vermont, Sharon was the beloved daughter of Ruth…

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Bernice M. Carroll WEST RUTLAND — Bernice Marie (Rider) Carroll, born May 31, 1937, to Elmer and Anna (Jordan) Rider, was called to heaven on Jan. 10, 2020. Bernice was the youngest daughter of 11 children and mother of nine children. She married Patrick A. Carroll Sr. on May 28, 1954. Berni…

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Brayan E. Henry Sr. RUTLAND — Brayan Earl Henry Sr., 62, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. He was born July 11, 1957, in Rutland, the son of Gilbert V. and Ramona (Ranney) Henry. Mr. Henry worked on a farm for over 10 years and then was emp…

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Frank S. Cecot NORTH CLARENDON — Frank S. Cecot, 70, of North Clarendon, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. He was born in Proctor on Feb. 13, 1949, to Frank and Stephanie (Geroski) Cecot. Frank was a graduate of West Rutland High School. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1971 with a d…

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Kimi Lou Reed BRANDON — Kimi Lou Reed, 61, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical 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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Jeanette C. (Burke) Hughes CASTLETON — Jeanette Corinne Burke Hughes passed away at sunset on Sunday, Jan, 12, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, surrounded by loving family, one year after her cancer diagnosis. Jeanette was born in Rutland on June 3, 1933, to Thomas Edward Burke and …

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William L. Braun VERO BEACH, Fla. — William L. Braun, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, just three weeks before his 92nd birthday. Bill was born in Beacon, NY, to Marie Rita (Grady) and William L. Brau…

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James Bruce Butler FOREST DALE — James Bruce Butler left this world suddenly on Jan. 9, 2020, at his home in Forest Dale, after living with various health issues for many years. He was born at Helen Porter Hospital in 1949 to Thomas and Marion Anoe Butler. The youngest of five siblings, Jim …

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Frank E. Punderson Jr. MIDDLEBURY — Frank Edwards Punderson Jr. died peacefully on Jan. 3, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his immediate family. Frank was born in 1933 in Springfield, MA, the youngest of three children, to Beulah Boden and Frank E. Punderson. He attended Deerfield Academy a…

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Edward L. Hewes Sr. BENSON — Edward L. Hewes Sr., 77, of Benson, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 8, 2020, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. He was born on March 3, 1942, in Bennington. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family Edward is…

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James Bruce Butler FOREST DALE — James Bruce Butler, 70, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at his home. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are pending at Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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Merritt Francis Wheeler Jr. NORTH CHITTENDEN — Merritt Francis Wheeler Jr., 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Rutland Health & Rehabilitation 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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Lawrence "Rip" Kirby RUTLAND — Lawrence “Rip” Kirby, of Rutland, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at age 59, surrounded by those he held dearest. Rip was born on Oct. 21, 1960, in Watertown, NY, to Lawrence and Yolanda Kirby, and spent most of his childhood in Chazy, NY. He earned his bac…

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Arnold Skottet WOODSTOCK — Arnold "Scotty" Skottet, 87, died Dec. 19, 2019, at Hanover Rehab Center in New Hampshire. He attended Rutland schools and was on the Pico Mountain ski patrol. He joined the Army and was stationed in Green Lake, Wisconsin, and later in Korea. Mr. Skottet married Be…

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Donald F. Longley RUTLAND — Donald F. Longley, 75, died Jan. 8, 2020, at his home. He was born March 20, 1944, in Rutland, the son of Harold and Reita (St. Cyr) Longley. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Known as a jack of all trades, Mr. Longley was employed as a truck driver, …

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Gail M. Samson rites CHITTENDEN — The memorial service for Gail Marie Samson, 63, who died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, was held Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Aldous Funeral Home in Rutland. Sean Dowling officiated. Burial will be at a later date in Pleasant View Cemetery in Middletown Springs.

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Virginia R. Gevry BOMOSEEN — Virginia R. Gevry, 94, peacefully passed away Dec. 3, 2019, at home, with family. Virginia "Ginny" was born and raised in the Town of Framingham, MA. Her childhood years were sometimes filled with alone time, but time well spent learning about music and the piano…

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Frank S. Cecot RUTLAND — Frank S. Cecot, 79, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.

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Bruce E. Egan rites RUTLAND — The funeral service for Bruce E. Egan, 72, who died Jan. 2, 2020, was held Thursday, Jan. 9, at Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. Officiating was the Rev. John Longworth, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rutland. The eulogist was Kari Clark. A receptio…

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Linda Langdon Skuba MULBERRY, Fla. — Linda Langdon Skuba, 70, died Dec. 26, 2019, at Lakeland Regional Hospital in Lakeland, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 23, 1949, in Bristol, CT, to Elizabeth Langdon. She graduated in 1967 from Terryville High School where she e…

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Vincent G. Wallen Sr. SPRINGFIELD — Vincent G. Wallen Sr., 83, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at his home. He was born Nov. 16, 1936, in Brighton, Massachusetts, the son of Vincent J. and Violet I. (Troughton) Wallen. In Massachusetts, he graduated in 1955 from Woburn High School and in 1957 fro…

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Fredericka "Freddy" Holden SPRINGFIELD — Fredericka “Freddy” Holden, 92, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Springfield Hospital. She was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Bellows Falls, the daughter of Frederick and Hazel (Austin) Fair. She graduated from Springfield High School. On June 4, 1949, she marri…

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Gloria M. Butler RUTLAND — Gloria M. Butler, 89, died Jan. 8, 2020, at Mountain View Genesis Center. She was born May 13, 1930, in Benson, the daughter of Seymer and Beryle (Bartholomew) Myers. She graduated from Rutland High School. Mrs. Butler worked at F.W. Woolworth Co. and was a member …

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Neil H. Corliss CAVENDISH — Neil H. Corliss, 79, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Springfield Hospital. He was born Dec. 13, 1940, in Springfield, the son of Merriam and Frances (Houghton) Corliss. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964 and received his associate degree from Champlain Col…

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Lester W. "Les" Burleson Jr. BENSON — Lester W. "Les" Burleson Jr., 89 years young, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Les was born March 25, 1930, in Middletown, CT, to Lester and Myrtle (Dunkleberger) Burleson. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School where he met his future wife, Jan M…

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Christopher Paul Thayer RUTLAND — Christopher Paul Thayer, 59, lifelong resident of Rutland, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in Proctor, he was the son of the late Paul B. and Helene J. Thayer. Chris was an entrepreneur for most of his adult life. He i…

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Marion N. Tifft EAST RUPERT — Marion N. Tifft, 86, a longtime resident of East Rupert, died Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2020, at the Mountain View Center in Rutland. She was born on March 10, 1933, in Danby, the daughter of Wendell and Nancie (Bromley) Davison. Marion grew up in Danby graduating…

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Lynelle Larsen FOREST DALE — Lynelle Larsen, 69, of Forest Dale, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at the residence of her caregiver. Lynelle was born Dec. 28, 1950, in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of Roy and Merle (Wilder) Larsen. She was able to enjoy time with her family until her father passed a…

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Janice (Rudd) Fairbanks MIDDLEBURY — Janice (Rudd) Fairbanks, 88, formerly of Barrington, RI, and Lake Bomoseen, died peacefully Jan. 4, 2020, in Burlington. She leaves her beloved husband of 66 years, Richard Fairbanks; as well as her children and their spouses John Fairbanks of Georgia, VT…

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