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Donna A. Chickering SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. — Donna Ann Chickering, 64, of Saxtons River, Vermont, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, after her long battle with brain cancer. She was born on Jan. 1, 1957, in Claremont, New Hampshire, the daughter of Kenneth and Ann (Grenier) Lee. She …

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Marion Y. Descoteau WALPOLE — Marion Yvonne Descoteau, 79, our beloved mother, passed away on July 23, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Sept. 10, 1941, in Montpelier, Vermont. She was raised in Claremont and was the daughter of George and Gladys Descoteau. In her …

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Irene L. Davis CLAREMONT — Irene L. Davis, 88, of Claremont, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2021, at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Keene, New Hampshire, on Jan. 21, 1933, the daughter of Gilles and Lydia (George) Pinard. She is survived by her child…

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Raylene Willey Bly SUNAPEE — Raylene Willey Bly, born Oct. 11, 1950, to Beverly Bishop Willey and Gerald Willey, earned her angel wings on July 23, 2021, after a two-year battle with cancer. Raylene attended Whitefield school until her senior year and then graduated in the first graduating c…

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Jeannine C. Grenier UNITY — Jeannine C. Grenier, 80, died Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity, New Hampshire, after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 7, 1941, in Claremont, New Hampshire, daughter of Andre and Emelia (Vachon) Grenier. Jeannine graduated fro…

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Duane C. Bandy WINDSOR, Vt. — Duane C. Bandy, 91, a lifelong resident of Windsor, died on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor. He was born on Sept. 15, 1929, in Hartland, to Leslie H. and Bernice M. (Crandall) Bandy. Duane was a humble, practical man with a great wit…

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Jerry Jasinski SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The graveside service for Jerry Jasinski, who died April 12, 2021, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, in St. Mary's Cemetery in Springfield, Vermont, with the Rev. Thomas Moser officiating.

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Juanita Pollard CHESTER, Vt. — The celebration of life for Juanita Pollard, who died Nov. 22, 2020, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Bartonsville Grange, 116 Upper Bartonsville Road, Rockingham, VT 05101.

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James M. Silvers PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — James Martin "Jim" Silvers, 78, passed away peacefully at his home in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Born Aug. 30, 1942, in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of the late Harry and Marion (Solymos) Silvers. Jim grew up in Gr…

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Ernest F. Baldasaro CHARLESTOWN — Ernest F. "Ernie" Baldasaro passed away at home on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the age of 75, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with COPD. Ernie was born on Feb. 2, 1946, in Charlestown, New Hampshire, to Guy and Nelda (Williams) Baldasaro…

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William L. Gray CLAREMONT — William L. "Bill" Gray, 76, of Claremont, passed away on July 16, 2021, at the Elm Wood Center in Claremont, New Hampshire. Bill was born to Leonard W. and Ruth Colburn Gray on Dec. 25, 1944, in Manchester, New Hampshire. He spent most of his youth growing up in C…

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Kevin D. Patten CHARLESTOWN — Kevin D. Patten, 37, of Nichols Road in Charlestown, passed away unexpectedly on July 21, 2021, at home. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on Nov. 20, 1983, the son of Lynne Patten and the late Timothy Patten and had resided in Charlestown for most of his li…

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Kay Plaster-Lepisko WINDSOR, Vt. — Kay Lee Plaster-Lepisko passed away peacefully at her home in Windsor, Vermont, on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Kay was born in 1957 to Jean and Kenneth Plaster in Newport News, Virginia, but soon moved with her family to Windsor, Vermont. She cherished her fa…

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Robert F. O’Donnell RYE — We have lost another of the Greatest Generation. Robert F. O’Donnell, 101, of Rye, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Webster at Rye where he had been living since becoming ill. Born in Portland, Maine, on Nov. 18, 1919, he was the son of Philip and…

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Nancianne D. Houghton WALPOLE — The celebration of life for Nancianne D. Houghton, 82, who died Dec. 13, 2020, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, at First Congregational Church, 15 Washington St., Walpole, followed by a reception. Masks are required within the building.

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Virginia Miller NEWPORT — On Thursday, July 22, 2021, Virginia “Ginny” Miller, loving mother of three and proud grandmother and great-grandmother of 19, passed away at the age of 87. Ginny was born on Dec. 15, 1933, to Maxwell and Harriet Sherman as the second of five children. She graduated…

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Alice (Rhoades) Cobb Rogers WESTMINSTER, Vt. — Alice Elaine (Rhoades) Cobb Rogers, of Westminster, Vermont, left for her home in heaven on July 22, 2021, surrounded by her family and her best friend and companion, her dog, Kipper, after a courageous battle with leukemia. Alice was born on Fe…

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Florence Kendall Gomez SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Florence Kendall Gomez passed away on July 18, 2021, after a period of failing health. She was born on Feb. 20, 1930, to Slayton and Alice Kendall who lived in Baltimore, Vermont. She was the eldest of four children and grew up on the family farm whe…

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Anna Mae Niles WEST WINDSOR, Vt. — Anna Mae Niles, 92, of West Windsor, Vermont, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the Rutland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Rutland, Vermont. Anna was born on May 29, 1929, in New Britain, Connecticut, to …

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M. Elisabeth Peyron CLAREMONT — Maude “Elisabeth” Peyron, 67, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2021, at Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center campus in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She was born Dec. 7, 1953, in Worcester, Massachusetts, livi…

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Albert C. Marro CLAREMONT — Albert C. Marro, 89, of Claremont, died on July 22, 2021, surrounded by his family at his home. He was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, on April 26, 1932, the son of Carminie and Mary (Cillo) Marro. Albie was a lifelong resident of Claremont, served in the New Ha…

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Donald “Muggs” Monette CORNISH — The graveside service with military honors for Donald “Muggs” Monette, 90, who died Nov. 20, 2020, will be 1 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021, in St. Francis Cemetery in Windsor, Vermont.

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Virginia (Blake) Clark CHARLESTOWN — Virginia Clark (nee Blake) died July 14, 2021, after a brief stay in the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She was 98 years old, still strong in mind and spirit, and will be missed greatly by her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and many f…

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Susan Starr Scala CLAREMONT — Susan Starr Scala, 78, of Claremont, died July 16, 2021. Susan was the quintessential California girl. She was born with blond hair, bright blue eyes and a perfect smile, in Los Angeles, to June and Noble White Starr. She grew up in Modjeska Canyon and later mov…

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Rosemary E. "Dolly" Beauchain CHARLESTOWN — Rosemary Eleanor "Dolly" Beauchain, 85, formerly of Charlestown, New Hampshire, died July 2, 2021, in New York. She was born Dec. 31, 1935, in Langdon, New Hampshire, the daughter of Joseph and Eleanor (Vezina) Guinard. She attended schools in Lang…

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Juanita Pollard CHESTER, Vt. — Funeral services for Juanita Pollard, of Chester, who passed away Nov. 22, 2020, will be held at Fenton & Hennessy Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Am…

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Eiberta “Sis” Corsale KEENE — Eiberta E. “Sis” Corsale, of Water Street, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the American House. She was born Dec. 29, 1936, in Bellows Falls, Vermont, the daughter of James and Doris Huntoon Shaughnessy. She attended school in North Walpole and was a 1954 g…

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Charlotte C. Bemis CHARLESTOWN — Charlotte C. Bemis passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care in Lebanon, New Hampshire, after a brief illness. Born Jan. 30, 1924, in Haverhill, New Hampshire, she was the only child of Rev. Carroll Carte…

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Kimberly A. Hartwell NEWPORT — Kimberly Ann Hartwell died July 9, 2021. She was born July 4, 1957, to Art and Shirley Hansel, in Limestone, Maine, at Loring AFB. She spent several years living in Newport, New Hampshire, where she worked at Ruger Firearms. She enjoyed spending time with her k…

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Spurgeon R. Wentzell CARLISLE, Penn. — Spurgeon Robert “Spud” Wentzell, 77 years old, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Spud is survived by his wife, Laura Wentzell; his children, Emily, Joshua and Justin, and their spouses and children; his stepchildren, Ricky, Krista and …

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Michael W. Ranney CORNISH — Michael Wilson Ranney, 72, of Cornish, New Hampshire, died suddenly July 14, 2021, in a tragic accident at his home in Cornish. He was born is Windsor, Vermont, Nov. 1, 1948, the son of Herbert H. Ranney and Mary Wilson Ranney. Mike graduated from Windsor High in …

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Barbara (MacIntyre) Witt ELIZABETH, Ind. — Barbara Ann (MacIntyre) Witt, 73, of Elizabeth, Indiana, passed away on July 17, 2021. She was an award-winning quilter and loved spending time with her family. Barbara enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening, horseback riding and camping. She was …

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Georgette J. Sienko BEDFORD — Georgette J. Sienko, 92, of Hillsborough, North Carolina, formerly of Bedford, New Hampshire, and Bellows Falls, Vermont, died peacefully on July 13, 2021, surrounded by family, at her home. She was born on Oct. 4, 1928, in Bellows Falls, Vermont, and was the da…

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Carol (Couture) Westeren CLAREMONT — Carol Eleanor (Couture) Westeren, an angel sent from heaven on Oct. 12, 1940, returned to heaven on March 6, 2021. Daughter of Albert Eleazer Couture and Priscilla Augusta (Moore) Couture; a loving sister to Jacqueline (Couture) Terrell; Christian mother …

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Ruth B. Vinton WEST LEBANON — On Monday, July 12, 2021, Ruth Bailey Vinton, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away after an extended struggle with dementia, at the age of 92. Born May 19, 1929, in Claremont, New Hampshire, she was the only daughter of Howard Per…

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Dennis J. Filiault NEWPORT — The graveside service with military honors for Dennis J. Filiault, 73, who died Dec. 21, 2020, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Chandler Cemetery in Newbury.

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Dolores E. Pollard CLAREMONT — Dolores E. "Dee" Pollard, 71, of Osgood Avenue, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021, peacefully in her home. She was born in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Aug. 2, 1949, the son of Floyd L. and Elaine D. (Bowers) Pollard. She is survived by her partner, Fred Mack,…

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Mary (McLaughlin) Currie CHARLESTOWN — Remembering Mary Margaret (McLaughlin) Currie, Nov. 16, 1926 - Jan. 8, 2021. In honor of Mary’s final wishes, there will be no formal service. Instead, please join us for a moment to acknowledge her joyous spirit and long, full life as she is laid to re…

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Sheri Hamel Greene Hess DAVENPORT, Fla. — Sheri Hamel Greene Hess passed unexpectedly at her home in Davenport, Florida, on June 30, 2021. Born May 15, 1971, in Claremont, New Hampshire, to veteran and retired firefighter John Hamel and devoted mother Patricia (Ruest) Baker, Sheri was the yo…

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Lawrence R. Tsetsi CHARLESTOWN — On a rainy Friday morning, July 2, 2021, in the comfort of his Charlestown home, Larry Tsetsi died following a six-month battle with esophageal cancer. He was 68 years old. Born in Boston to Michael and Aferdita (Nichols) Tsetsi, he grew up in Hyde Park, Mass…

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Keith R. Pelton CHARLESTOWN — Keith R. Pelton, 60, of Charlestown, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully at his home as he wished on July 7, 2021. He was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, on Aug. 4, 1960, the son of Robert William Pelton. He was raised by his grandmother, Marion Pelton. Keit…

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Dr. Scott A. Jacques NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — "Larger than life" would describe Scott Alan Jacques who passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Scott was born in Claremont on Aug. 15, 1967, to Yvon "Frenchy" Jacques and Susan Bennett Jacques. He was the first of three sons. Scott attended St.…

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Andrew J. Blais SPRINGFIELD — Andrew Joseph Blais died peacefully Tuesday morning, July 6, 2021, at Sterling House in Bellows Falls, Vermont, at age 87; he had resided there under their loving care for the past three years since developing dementia. He loved the place; it was his home. Andy …

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William L. Hingston Jr. CLAREMONT — William Lee “Bill” Hingston Jr., 76, passed away at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, in the arms of his wife on July 6, 2021. Cancer came, found him and took him away despite his courageous battle, leaving behind a family of broken hearts. …

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Armand P.P. Fleury MOUNT HOLLY — In loving memory of our beloved husband, father, godfather, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and uncle, Armand Pierre Paul “Red” Fleury, who died on Jan. 4, 2021, a private memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10. Bal…

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David A. Eno CLAREMONT — David A. Eno, 80, reluctantly passed away on July 2, 2021, after a courageous fight against cancer. David was the son of John and Alice (Descoteau) Eno, born in Claremont on March 18, 1941. He grew up attending St. Mary’s School, active in Cavalier Drum & Bugle C…

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Jackson B. Adams CLAREMONT — Jackson Blake Adams passed away on June 7, 2021, in a tragic accident at his home in Claremont, New Hampshire. This beautiful boy was born March 18, 2020, just 16 days after his great-grandpa Jack passed away. His brief time on this Earth was shared with his mom …

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Apolonia “Polly” Frizzell CHARLESTOWN — Apolonia “Polly” Frizzell passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, peacefully at home with her family nearby. Born on May 10, 1941, in Santiago, Chile, Polly immigrated to the United States in 1962 where she and her beloved husband of nearly 60 years, Rober…

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Margaret E. O’Brien BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy O” O’Brien, 91, died on June 30, 2021, at Cedar Hill in Windsor, Vermont. Peggy was born on Aug. 4, 1929, the daughter of John and Honorah (Kelly) O’Brien. Peggy graduated from Bellows Falls High School in 1947. If you were t…

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Gary M. Coolidge Jr. CLAREMONT — Gary Melvin Coolidge Jr., 56, died at home Tuesday, June 29, 2021, after a yearlong battle with esophageal cancer, in the loving arms of his wife of 29 years, Barbara Brooks Spear, surrounded by friends and family. Gary and Barbara were officially married on …

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Lucille (Carey) Wheeler PITTSBURG — Lucille G. (Carey) Wheeler, 91, of Lost Horizon Road, died in the early morning of Thursday, June 24, 2021, at her home. She was born in Manchester Center, Vermont, on Aug. 30, 1929, the daughter of Bernard and Gladys (Abbott) Carey. After moving to Sunape…