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Randall S. Shamlin NEWPORT — Randall S. Shamlin, known by everybody as Randy, died at Valley Regional Hospital, the evening of Aug. 6, 2019, of lung cancer. He is survived by his brother James C. Shamlin of Rutland, Vermont; mother Barbara E. Young and stepfather Michael D. Young of Killingt…

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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Eric P. Streeter WESTMINSTER, Vt. — Eric P. Streeter, 52, died in Brattleboro, on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, following injuries sustained in a construction accident. He was born June 3, 1967, in Springfield, a son of Phillip and Janet (Anderson) Streeter. Eric grew up in North Springfield and g…

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June F. Hammond CONCORD — June F. Hammond (“Juni,” formerly June F. Getman) of Concord was born June Frances Gross in Montpelier, Vermont, on July 18, 1931. She died on Aug. 9, 2019, after a brief illness. Juni was predeceased by her parents, Ira Clayton Willard Gross and Gertrude Ladue Gros…

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Annette I. Fadden CLAREMONT — Annette I. Fadden, 79, of Spofford Street in Claremont, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at her home, following a period of failing health. She was born in Lebanon on Feb. 11, 1940, the daughter of Emel and Irene Ella (Hickory) Duplisis and had been a longtime area r…

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Eric P. Streeter WESTMINSTER, Vt. — Eric P. Streeter, 52, died in Brattleboro, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, following injuries sustained in a construction accident. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Knight Funeral Home in Windsor.

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Marcia (Childs) Takes CLAREMONT — Marcia (Childs) Takes passed away peacefully Aug. 10, 2019, at home, surrounded by family. She was a graduate of Stevens High School. She worked as an LNA and enjoyed taking care of others. She most recently worked at Imagetek. She loved spending time with h…

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Sam Laliberty CHARLESTOWN — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sam Laliberty in Port Orange, Florida on July 22, 2019. He was born and raised in Charlestown, New Hampshire, and a Celebration of Life will be held in the Charlestown/ Claremont area as soon as plans can be…

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Richard Griggs Lamson Virginia Fellows Lamson SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — On Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, Richard Griggs Lamson (93) and the love of his life, Virginia Fellows Lamson (90), passed away. They were completely in love and devoted to each other and left the world only 30 minutes apart, showing h…

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Beverly Griswold BOW — Beverly Griswold, age 82, of Birchdale Road passed away suddenly on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at her home. She was born June 23, 1937, in Claremont, the daughter of the late Stanford and Lois (Hansen) Mower. She was a graduate of Stevens High School class of 1955. Beverly …

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Jon Ceylon Orvis NEWPORT, Vt. — Jon Ceylon Orvis passed away on Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, 2019, at his home in Newport. Jon was born on March 10, 1940, to Gladys (Olmstead) and Ceylon Orvis, in Middlebury, where he grew up. He was an alumnus of Middlebury High School (1958) and Keene State …

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Edythe Marie Bugbee NEWPORT — Edythe Marie Bugbee died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, August 2, 2019, at the age of 97. She lived independently until her last three months of life. Marie is remembered for her vibrant love of life, an infectious smile, and a heart to serve others. She was…

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Wade A. Bennett LEBANON — There will be a graveside service for Wade A. Bennett at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 11 in the Immanuel Churchyard in Bellows Falls, VT. Wade passed away June 24, 2019.

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Margaret Worthley Goodell SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Margaret Ann Worthley Goodell, 95, died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at The Village at Cedar Hill in Windsor. Margaret was born Oct. 25, 1923, in the village of East Corinth, the eldest daughter of Ellen Thompson and Irwin Worthley. She grew up on a far…

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Brian W. Halsted SUNAPEE — Brian W. Halsted of Sunapee and Saxtons River, Vermont, passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2019, after a hospital stay. He was 67. Mr. Halsted was born on June 29, 1952, in Newport, to Betty Nilsen Halsted and John B. Halsted. He attended schools in Amherst, Massa…

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Elaine Joyce Brewer UNITY — Elaine Joyce Brewer, 72, of Summerfield, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday (July 30, 2019) at her daughter’s home in Unity. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born in Claremont on Aug. 16, 1946, the second daughter of Basil and…

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John F. O'Connor WALPOLE — John Francis O’Connor, 91, passed away peacefully at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, on July 27, 2019. “Franny,” to his family and friends, was born on Oct. 4, 1927, in Bellows Falls, Vermont, the first of four sons born to Thomas F. and Clara B. (Ostrowski…

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Margo L. Collins GEORGES MILLS — Margo L. (Tallman) Collins, 64, of Georges Mills passed away on July 26, 2019 at New London Hospital after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Margo was born in Hanover, New Hampshire on July 31, 1954, the daughter of John Sr and Verna (Smith) Tallman.…

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William F. Whitney SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — William F. "Bill" Whitney, 74, formerly of Springfield, passed away peacefully at his Ocala, Florida, home on July 12, 2019. Bill was born on May 19, 1945, in Ludlow, Massachuetts, to Frank and Muriel Whitney. In 1947, he moved with his family to Vermont…

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Kenneth L. Roberts 1933-2019 PORTLAND, Maine — Kenneth Leo Roberts passed away peacefully from natural causes at the age of 86 years, while surrounded by his family on July 17, 2019, at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Scarborough. Ken was born in Newport, New Hampsnire, on March 25, 1933, the so…

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William C. Burke CHARLESTOWN — William C. Burke of Charlestown passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, at DHMC, at 66 years of age, surrounded by his family. Known as Bill or Billy to his friends and family, and Pop to his grandchildren, Bill was born on Dec. 4, 1952, in Savannah, Georgia, to …

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Mavis E. Craig SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Mavis Eleanor Craig, 91, died peacefully on July 22, 2019. She was born in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, Canada, to John MacDonald and Ethel Harrison Howe on March 18, 1928. She married Stanley D. Craig on June 28, 1947, in Windsor, and was a lifelong residen…

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Norman H. Leavitt CLAREMONT — Norman Harold Leavitt, 83, died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Elm Wood Center of Claremont, following a period of failing health. He was born in Lincoln, Maine, on June 22, 1936, the son of Richard and Rose (Murchison) Leavitt. He graduated in 1954 from Mattan…

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George R. Perry Jr. SUNAPEE — George R. Perry Jr., 79, passed away on July 20, 2019, at Sullivan County Healthcare, after a long decline of health. George was born on Dec. 16, 1939, to the late George R. Perry Sr. and Barbara (Johnson) Gerbutovich, in Hartford, Connecticut. After graduating …

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Colin G. Halleck NEWPORT — Colin G. Halleck, 60, peacefully passed away on July 16, 2019, at Sullivan County Healthcare after a long and courageous battle with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's disease, often called the "longest goodbye disease." He remained sweet and kind till the very end…

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James E. Britton CROYDON — James Earl Britton, 57, passed away unexpectedly at home on July 16, 2019. Born July 14, 1962, in Laramie, Wyoming, he was the eldest child of Robert and Arlene Britton, loving husband of Jane Dearden. They lived in their home in Croydon Flat for 28 years, sharing …

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Arthur W. Buinicky CLAREMONT — Arthur W. Buinicky, 88, of Claremont passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. The family will be holding a private ceremony. Arthur will be laid to rest beside his wife, Alicia, in the New Hampshire State Veterans Ce…

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Virginia M. Quimby CLAREMONT — Virginia M. Quimby, 92, passed away on July 17, 2019. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 26, 1926, the daughter of Isaac and Mary (Kompsi) Rajala and resided in Claremont for many years. She worked at Claremont Woven Label for many years, eventually bec…

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Constance M. Fotter CLAREMONT — Constance May Fotter, 90 years old, died peacefully at her home in Claremont on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband Robert L. Fotter Sr.; her oldest child Sandra J. Fotter; and her parents, Robert and Elisie (Cote) Carey. She is surviv…

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Michael H. Descoteau CLAREMONT — Michael H. Descoteau, 79, of Claremont, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, following a period of failing health. He was born in White River Junction, Vermont, on June 21, 1940, the son of George and Gladys (Marquis) …

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Constance M. Fotter CLAREMONT — Constance May Fotter, 90 years old, died peacefully at her home in Claremont on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband Robert L. Fotter Sr.; her oldest child Sandra J. Fotter; and her parents, Robert and Elisie (Cote) Carey. She is surviv…

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Joseph M. Hunt CHARLESTOWN — Joseph Michael Hunt, 77, passed away at DHMC in Lebanon on July 11, 2019, surrounded by his family. Joseph was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan, on Dec. 11, 1941. He was the son of Joseph Ira Hunt and Betty Jane (McCoy) Hunt. He graduated from Mount Clemens High S…

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Robert C. Lear CLAREMONT — Robert Charles Lear, 90, died on July 13, 2019, at Genesis Lebanon Center. Bob was the second child born to Charles and Ella (Schnair) Lear on Dec. 15, 1928, in Claremont. A descendant of one of the signers of the original charter of the Town of Sunapee, Bob lived …

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Charles A. Schmitt CLAREMONT — Charles Arthur Schmitt, 80, passed away on July 12, 2019, at his daughter’s home. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 10, 1939, the son of Charles Schmitt and Priscilla Lavigne. He was a graduate of Springfield High School. He had been a member o…

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Jean (Edson) Tobey WINDSOR, Vt. — Jean Edson Tobey passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community in Windsor. Jean was born on April 18, 1937, to Isabel (Niles) and Landale Edson in Montpelier, where she grew up. She was a 1955 graduate of Montpelier…

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Pauline S. Wells WINDSOR, Vt. — Pauline "Polly" S. Wells, 88, passed away at Cedar Hill in Windsor on July 11, 2019. She was born on May 20, 1931, the daughter of Edward and Amanda St. Martin. Polly graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Claremont, New Hampshire, in 1949. She married Rober…

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Kenneth A. & Lillian E. Colburn SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The committal service for Kenneth A. and Lillian E. Colburn will be held at 11 a.m. July 23 in Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow. Family and friends are invited to attend.

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Michael A. Elsesser HOOKSETT — Michael A. Elsesser, 66, of West River Road, formerly of Acworth, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the Oceanside Center in Hampton. Michael was born in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Aug. 25, 1952, the son of Richard and Dolores (Ferguson) Elsesser. He was a …

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Peter Ptasnik CHARLESTOWN — Peter Ptasnik, 97, of Scenic Hill Road, Charlestown, died on Thursday, July 11, 2019, surrounded by family. He was born Peter Ptasnikoff, in Claremont, to William Wikenty Ptasnik and Anna (Baleyka) Ptasnik on Sept. 27, 1921. He shortened his name to Ptasnik in 195…

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Jennifer F. Durfee HOLDERNESS — Jennifer F. Durfee, 40, of Holderness passed away April 12, 2019 after a lengthy illness. Jennifer was born in Claremont. She is survived by her parents, Florence (Doreen) and Elliott Davis; her four siblings, Scott Davis, Eric Ferland, Bethany Davis and Jessi…

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Donald W. Stanton CHARLESTOWN — The celebration of life for Donald W. Stanton will be held Aug. 10, 2019, at the home of stepson Henry Bolton, 82 Griffin Lane, West Glover, Vermont. This home is off Exit 25 of Route 91 in Barton, Vermont. Would love to see all his friends and relatives there…

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Hilaire P. Hennessy CHESTER, Vt. — Hilaire Peter Hennessy died unexpectedly on July 5, 2019, in Chester, at the age of 61. Hilaire was the grandson of Dorothy Day and Forster Batterham, and the son of Tamar and David Hennessy. He was the eighth of nine children: preceded in death by Nicky an…

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Wayne E. Newell Sr. CLAREMONT — Wayne E. Newell Sr., 64, of Claremont, was tragically lost on June 9, 2019, due to injuries from a motorcycle accident. He was born on Dec. 3, 1954, in Rochester, New York, the son of Ellen (Sisson) and Ernest W. Newell. He grew up in Winchester and attended W…

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Nancy Herr Black NEW LONDON — Nancy Herr Black died June 23, 2019, at Woodcrest Village, just one week shy of her 90th birthday. She was born July 1, 1929, in Providence and lived in Rhode Island for more than four decades. For much of her adult life, she referred to her age as “29” since th…

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Marion Louise Chadwick June 18, 1937 – July 3, 2019 MARLOW — Marion Louise Chadwick, 82, of Marlow, died on July 3, 2019, at the All American Assisted Living of Londonderry, after a long battle with kidney disease. Marion was predeceased by her husband Thomas Chadwick; her parents, Olive Gri…

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Lois R. Collins CLAREMONT — Lois R. Collins, 81, of River Road in Claremont, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Valley Regional Hospital, with her children by her side. She was born in Dandridge, Tennessee, on June 30, 1938, the daughter of Richard and Francine (Green) Myers, and had been a Clar…

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Elice M. (Cook) Jackman ALSTEAD — Elice Marie (Cook) Jackman, 46, of High Street, passed away peacefully June 30, 2019, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, with her family at her side, following a long, hard fight with cancer. Elice was born in Claremont on Jan. 1, 1973, and was a graduat…

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Shirley Kelton WESTMINSTER, Vt. — Shirley Kelton, 95, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Shirley was born to Allan George Randall and Mable Drusilla Pitkin in Proctorsville on Nov. 27, 1923. She grew up in Saxtons River and graduated from Bellows Falls High School. On Oct. 17, 1943, Shir…

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CLAREMONT -- The Celebration of Life for Gary Andrew Craig, 62, a lifelong resident of Claremont who passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2019, will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Brian Craig's home, 823 Tenney Hill Road in Ascutney, Vermont. For info, call David Craig at (603) 4…

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SANTA MONICA, CA -- Floyd Earl Paxton, Jr., age 69, died on June 25, 2019. He was born on May 4, 1950, and was the older of two sons of Helen Nemcovich Paxton and Floyd Earl Paxton, Sr., and a grandson of Jacob G. and Fenia V. Nemcovich of Claremont, NH. Floyd was a resident of Santa Monica,…

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 CLAREMONT — Arline M. Perron, 57, passed away on June 26, 2019, at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon. She was born on Nov. 6, 1961, the daughter of Arthur and Marion (Vysocky) Lunderville, in Lebanon. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and really enjoyed spending time with h…

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CORNISH — The graveside service for Joseph Monette, who passed away on Feb. 14, 2019, will be held in Child Cemetery in Cornish on July 7 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Nicholas officiating.