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Michael C. Pomeroy THETFORD, Vt. — Michael Charles Pomeroy, 52, passed unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at his home in Thetford. Mike had battled leukemia for about a decade and overcame fungal-caused pneumonia earlier this year, but suffered a heart attack. Mike was born Feb. 6, 1967,…

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Melinda K. (Chilless) McFarlin NEWPORT — Melinda Kay Chilless McFarlin was born on Dec. 12, 1951, and died on Jan. 10, 2020. She was born to William Chilless and Nadine Garner Chilless in Norman, Oklamhoma. Melinda graduated with Norman High School's class of 1970. She later graduated from M…

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Dawn G. Wright WESTMINSTER, Vt. — Dawn G. Wright, 62, passed away Jan. 3, 2020, in North Carolina. Dawn was born in Springfield on April 28, 1957, the daughter of Robert and Barbara (Sawtelle) Gammon. She was a 1975 graduate of Green Mountain High School and worked at Brooks Pharmacy and Rit…

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Cheryl J. Wilder SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Cheryl Jean Wilder, 70, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She was born Dec. 28, 1949, in Levittown, New York, the daughter of Charles and Maria O’Brien. She attended and graduated school…

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Patricia A. Cobb CLAREMONT — Patricia Ann "Pat" Ring Foss Cobb, age 84, of Claremont, formerly of Westfield, Massachusetts, went to her eternal home in Heaven on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, South Carolina. Patricia was born on Oct. 9, 1935, to her late…

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Barbara T. (Ammon) Tenney SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Barbara T. (Ammon) Tenney of Springfield passed from this life and into the arms of our heavenly Father on Jan. 11, 2020. Born on June 3, 1934, the daughter of Warren John Ammon and Evelyn Mary McAndrew in Lawrence, Massachusetts, she was raised o…

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Robert L. Jordan Sr. ENFIELD — Robert L. Jordan Sr. of Enfield passed away on Jan. 10, 2020, at age 92. Robert, known mostly as Bob and by some as Yogi, was the son of Christopher and Dorothy Jordan of Etna. He was predeceased by all of his siblings. Bob was a man with a playful spirit and a…

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Charles "Chuck" Adams CANAAN — Charles "Chuck" Adams, 72, passed away peacefully at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon with his family by his side on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. He was born to the late John Q. and Janice P. (Slack) Adams on Dec. 13, 1947, and graduated from Mascoma High School, c…

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John C. Rawson CLAREMONT — John Clyde Rawson, 89, of Claremont (formerly of Cornish) passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2020, at Sullivan County Health Care, from cancer. John was born on March 1, 1930, in Windsor, Vermont, to Rubert Clyde Rawson and Grace (MacFadden) Rawson. He went to scho…

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Wanda B. Perras CLAREMONT — Wanda B. Perras, 92, of Claremont passed away on Jan. 12, 2020. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St. in Claremont, where a funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. with Father Arockia Antony o…

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Laurie Lynn Bateman SPRINGFIELD — Laurie L. Bateman, 54, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, 2019, in hospice care at Genesis in Lebanon, with family and friends by her side, after a courageous 11-year battle with cancer. Laurie was born in Claremont on Oct. 8, 1965, to John "Ja…

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Edwin R. Leavitt CLAREMONT — Edwin R. Leavitt, 58, passed away at home on Jan. 11, 2020, in Claremont after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends. Ed was born on April 10, 1961, in Lebanon. A lifelong community member of the Upper Valley, Ed worked at…

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Elaine A. Brousseau HARTLAND FOUR CORNERS, Vt. — Elaine Anne Brousseau, 76, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan, 5, 2020, at home in Hartland Four Corners. Elaine was born June 18, 1943, in Bellows Falls, the daughter of Howard and Anne (Hunka) Pearson. After graduating from Bellows Falls High Sch…

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Gary D. Chase ROCKINGHAM, Vt. — Gary D. Chase, 66, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at his home, following an illness. He was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Springfield, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Hodgdon) Chase, and was a graduate of Springfield High School with the class of 1971. On …

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Emery N. Morse Sr. ASCUTNEY, Vt. — Emery N. Morse Sr., 77, of Ascutney, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Born Sept. 8, 1942, in Claremont, New Hampshire, to George E. and Aldea O. (Collins) Morse, he attended grade school at Farwell School in North Charlestown, New Hampshire, and graduated from…

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Robert W. Markwell BROWNSVILLE, Vt. — Robert W. "Winnie" Markwell, 89, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at his home in Brownsville, after a long illness. Winnie was born in Keene, New Hampshire, son of Dermont and Donna (Geddes) Markwell. He attended Springfield High School. He was married…

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Sherry Lee McAllister BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Sherry Lee McAllister, 76, of Front Street passed away peacefully Dec. 30, 2019, with her daughter Elizabeth by her side. Sherry was born Dec. 26, 1943, the daughter of Roxie Whitney and Red Johnson. Sherry was a stay-at-home mom until her children …

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Sandra J. (Stark) Santaw CORNISH — Sandra Jean (Stark) Santaw of Cornish passed away Jan. 4, 2020. Sandra was born on May 27, 1942, in Barton, Vermont, the daughter of John and Helen Stark. Sandra loved gardening, cooking for family and friends, and her weekly bingo games. Sandra leaves behi…

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Michael H. Dillon ACWORTH — Michael Henry “Mike” Dillon, 67, a longtime resident of Acworth, died on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. After facing cancer with astounding strength and courage, and with the love of family near and far, he passed peacefully in the comfort of his home. Michael was born to …

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SUNAPEE — Patricia Ann (Smart) Collins passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 5, 2020, at the age of 83. Pat was born on Nov. 3, 1936, in Newport, to the late Edwin and Irma (Parker) Smart. After graduating from Sunapee High School in 1955, she worked one year for New E…

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CAVENDISH, Vt. — Neil H. Corliss, 79, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Springfield Hospital. He was born on Dec. 13, 1940, in Springfield, the son of Merriam and Frances (Houghton) Corliss. Neil served in the United States Navy from 1960 to 1964 and received his associate degree from …

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HILLSBORO — With a heavy heart, we announce that Phillip Herzig, 31, passed away in his home, surrounded by loved ones. Phillip was born May 3, 1988, and grew up in a loving home with his mother Marie Herzig and his brother George Schaaf, in Claremont. Phillip also leaves behind his father K…

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WALPOLE — Doris P. Dustin, 95, of Applewood Lane passed away at her home on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Doris was born in Vernon, Vermont, on Aug. 29, 1924, the daughter of Perley Lynde and Ruby Phelps and was a graduate of Chester High School. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and wrote in her jour…

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — John E. “Joe” “Lonestar” Jokinen, 78, passed away on Jan. 2, 2020, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, after a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 3, 1941, in Ithaca, New York, the son of Olaf and Ruth (Porter) Jokinen. He attended schools and graduated high school in Newport, New H…

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CHESTER, Vt. — Michael L. Bodi, 64, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was born Aug. 14, 1955, in Vallejo, California, to Louis and Margaret (York) Bodi. He was a licensed Master Plumber and a plumbing and heating contractor in the area for man…

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Elsie Mable Hart Fuller, 93, of Springfield died on Friday morning, Dec. 20, 2019. She passed away peacefully from cancer at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center (Genesis) in Springfield. She was born June 27, 1926, in Weston. She was the last surviving daughter of He…

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CHARLESTOWN — Marion Hutchins Bascom, aged 96, of Charlestown and more recently, Kensington, passed away on Jan. 5, 2020, surrounded by family. She was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, on Aug. 3, 1923, to Ralph and Grace Foss Hutchins and was raised in Peabody, Massachusetts. Marion graduated fr…

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CLAREMONT — My Beloved Father, John Murray Grossi, was the Greatest Dad anyone could hope for! He was one of the smartest people you could meet, a very kind and caring man, full of wisdom and joy! Born July 15, 1955, and passed on Dec. 29, 2019, at age 64.

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CHARLESTOWN — Dona Fay Stripp, 81, of Charlestown, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 31, 2019. Dona was born on June 4, 1938, to Floyd and Bernice (Brinkman) Hoag in Medina, New York. She was raised in East Pembroke, New York, and graduated from Corfu Central School in 1955. After graduation,…

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CHARLESTOWN— Esther Welch Adams, age 87, died on Dec. 30, 2019, at Maplewood Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 26, 1932, the daughter of Edith (Bagley) Simpson and Everett Simpson. She attended local schools and graduated from the Elliot Community Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. She worke…

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CLAREMONT — Gleora M. “Cleo” Payette, 79, of Lincoln Heights in Claremont, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at Cheshire Medical Center, following a brief period of failing health. She was born in Philipsburg, New Jersey, on June 29, 1940, the daughter of Harvey and Ann…

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — John E. "Lonestar" Jokinen, 78, passed away on Thursday morning, Jan. 2, 2020, at Genesis Lebanon in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 4, from 2–4 p.m. A full obituary will be printed in a future edition.

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NEWPORT — Evelyn C. Williams, 87, passed away at New London Hospital on Dec. 30, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 27, 1932, in Bay Shore, New York, to the late Philip and Helen (Oberle) Holt. Upon moving to Newport in the 1960s, Evelyn opened Rob-Lyn Studios, where she taugh…

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NEWPORT — Dan L. Wright, 85, passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2019, after a long illness. He was born on June 24, 1934, in Middleton, Tennessee, to the late Dan L. Wright Sr. and Elvira (Plum) Wright. Dan married the love of his life, Jean Gonyo, on Dec. 15, 1951. The two shared 68 wonderf…

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — Harriet DeCelle Austin returned home to her Heavenly Father on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on Jan. 2, 1942, in Fort Edward, New York, to Harriet Sexton DeCelle and Theodore DeCelle. She came from a large family with ma…

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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Mary Lou was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Aug. 25, 1939, and died Dec. 26, 2019, after a fulfilled and fulfilling life. She was married for over 60 years to the love of her life David, who survives her. Also surviving are her children, Jonathan Gould of Levant, Maine, a…

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GEORGES MILLS - Elaine Elsie Smith, the best mom ever, died Dec. 22, 2019. She was born in Oxford, Massachusetts, to Ruth and Marvin Sargent, into a family with many brothers and sisters, Cynthia Jean, Roger, Dixie and predeceased siblings Nerma, Norma, Daryl, Ronnie and Merrill. She remaine…

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EAST DORSET, Vt. — Bonnie L. Burke, 77, a resident of Village Street North, East Dorset, passed away Dec. 18, 2019, at Albany, New York, Medical Center. Bonnie was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, on Nov. 5, 1942, the daughter of the late Harold and Clare Barton Fearon. She graduated from B…

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CLAREMONT — Jay Shattuck, 58, of Claremont, passed away on Dec. 21, 2019, after a courageous battle with early onset Alzheimer’s. Jay’s kind soul, humor and a ready smile will be missed by his wife, friends and family. We especially want to thank everyone at Woodlawn, Seasons and Hospice who…

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SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. — Leo F. Sprague, 87, of Pleasant Street, passed away early Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Leo was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, on March 22, 1932. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and worked at the Bellows Falls Creamery, Rouse Trucking and Webster Trucking. Leo enjo…

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CLAREMONT – William H. Broughton, 82, of Lafayette Street in Claremont, passed away at home with family on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. He was born in Windsor, Vermont, on Feb. 26, 1937, the son of Wesley and Alyce Broughton. The family includes one daughter Karen Johnston of Florida; five sons,…

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LEMPSTER — James "Jim" Allard, 70, of Lempster, passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends, on Dec. 13, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Lebanon to the late Bruce and Esther (Cole) Allard. He attended school in Lebanon and graduated from Newport High S…

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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Daniel J. Keefe, 97, of Westminster Street, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. He was born on May 31, 1922, the son of Daniel and Blanche (Davis) Keefe. He was a graduate of Bellows Falls High School class of 1940. Dan proudly served in the Army under General Patton dur…

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CLAREMONT — Naomi “Sis” Bodkins, 80, born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, lost her battle with Alzheimer’s and other health issues on Dec. 14, 2019, at the Sullivan County Health Care. Naomi and her husband, Creedon, moved to New Hampshire from Pennsylvania in the mid-1970s. She lost her husband …

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CLAREMONT — Maryjane Ford, 85, of Claremont, passed away on Dec. 16, 2019, at the Elm Wood Center in Claremont. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on Nov. 6, 1934, the daughter of Patrick J. and Mary O’Leary. Maryjane was a graduate of Farmington High School in 1954 and a graduate of Pho…

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LAND O' LAKES, Fla. — John Carr, 48, passed suddenly on Dec. 12, 2019, in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, where he lived for the past 20 years. He now joins our parents, Floyd and Shirley Carr; our sister Deb; two uncles, Kenneth Welch and Richard Carr; and our loving Aunt Lorraine. John was a jack …

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KEENE — Steven R. “Steve” Martineau, 64, of Westminster West, Vermont, and formerly of Keene, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in the comfort of his home. Steven was born Feb.18, 1955, in Keene, to the late Joanne (Nadeau) and Robert Martineau. He was educated in Keene where he att…

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MANCHESTER — James R. Garneau passed away suddenly Dec. 8, 2019, after a great day decorating his three Christmas trees. His passing leaves a great void in many hearts and lives. He was known for his kind, compassionate and generous ways. He was born on Dec. 26, 1960, in Claremont, to Beryl …

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WESTMORELAND — Leo Putnam, 82, passed away on Dec. 10, 2019. He was the son of William and Dorothy (Boyd) Putnam, born and raised mostly in the Wardsboro, Vermont, area. He was a heavy machine operator and a truck driver. He drove both over the road and dump trucks locally. His greatest plea…

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CLAREMONT — Arthur Porter Palmer, 95, of Claremont, passed at the St. Petersburg (Florida) General Hospital early on Nov. 18, 2019, of congestive heart failure. Arthur is survived by his wife of 61 years Lorraine; sons, Michael Bourgoine, Dustin Bourgoine and Andrew Palmer; and daughter Adel…

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EAST PLAINFIELD — Craig S. Belyea, 51, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, while working. He was born in Lebanon to Ronald “Babe” Belyea and Judith Belyea on March 12, 1968. He graduated from Hartford High School, class of 1987. Soon after high school, Craig began his career worki…