Our Obituaries

Patricia R. Decatur

March 2, 1943 - December 2, 2017

CHESTER - Patricia Richards Decatur passed away on Dec. 2, 2017, after a long fight with cancer, surrounded by her family and close friends, at the Springfield Health and Rehab Center. She was born in Exeter, NH, March 2, 1943, the daughter of Edward N. Richards and Mary Bean Richards Ross. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Lee; four children Brian Decatur, of Williston, VT, Scott...
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Christie May Hidy

September 9, 1926 - October 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Homes, Chester, Vermont.
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Ned Henry Kendall

May 10, 1931 - September 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Homes, Chester, Vermont.
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Eleanor Day Krieger

August 15, 1928 - September 20, 2017

Eleanor Krieger of Black River Commons in Cavendish Vermont passed away peacefully on September 20 after a long illness. She is survived by her seven children and their families: John and Kathy Krieger of Danbury, Connecticut; Robert Krieger of Cobbs Creek, Virginia; Marion and Mark Diunizio of Chester, Vermont; Paul and Sue Krieger of Herndon, Virginia; Nancy and Gordon Black of Cornish, New...
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Nancy G. Eaton

August 29, 1937 - September 1, 2017

Perkinsville, VTNancy Gertrude Eaton, 80 passed away Friday Sept. 1, 2017 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.She was born in Dorset, VT August 29, 1937 the daughter of Harlan and Dorothy (Crandall) Coolidge. Nancy grew up on the family dairy farm in Dorset and was a graduate of Burr & Burton Academy. Nancy continued her education at the University of Vermont where she received her degree...
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Jean Ann Penney

July 19, 1946 - July 3, 2017

Jean Ann Penney, 70, passed away on July 3, 2017 at Springfield Hospital surrounded by her family. Jean was born on July 19, 1946 in the Bronx, New York, daughter of Peter and Pauline (Todd) Rooney. She grew up in New Jersey and moved to Vermont in 1972. Jean was married to John Francis Penney, Jr. in 1983. They raised their family in Chester, VT. Jean graduated from Hackensack Hospital School of...
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Gilbert H. Blanchard

April 17, 1932 - June 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Homes, Chester, Vermont.
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Geraldine Alberta Blanchard

February 9, 1935 - June 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Homes, Chester, Vermont.
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Garcia Joanne Shepherd

June 16, 1931 - May 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Homes, Chester, Vermont.
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Judith Ann Mowrey

August 7, 1945 - May 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Homes, Chester, Vermont.
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Marie Louise Farr

October 19, 1939 - May 5, 2017

Marie Louise Farr, of Chester, Vt., passed away at age 77 after a mercifully brief battle with cancer at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center on May 5th, 2017. Mary Lou was born in East Orange, NJ on October 19, 1939 to Marie Louise and Charles Hodge. She grew up in Short Hills, NJ attending the Kent Place School for girls. She loved horses, riding and playing golf. She developed a unique...
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Josephine Chelton

May 4, 1921 - May 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Homes, Chester, Vermont.
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Eileen May Coburn

September 19, 1925 - April 22, 2017

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Dean Kauppinen

September 21, 1940 - April 18, 2017

Proctorsville, VTDean Kauppinen, 76 passed away peacefully Tuesday Apr. 18, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.Dean was born in Winchendon, MA Sept. 21, 1940 the son of Paul and Natalie (Mellen) Kauppinen. Dean was a graduate of Narragansett Regional High School Class of 1964. . Dean received his degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University Of Massachusetts....
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Lawrence Charles Maly

March 6, 1963 - March 19, 2017

Lawrence C. Maly Jr.March 1963 - March 19, 2017Larry Maly, 54, of Chester Vermont, passed away after a long hard battle with cancer, on Sunday evening. His visiting hours will be on Thursday March 23rd, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, at the Adams Funeral home, 35 Depot St. Chester, Vermont. Services will begin there at 2:00 pm, and a coffee hour will follow at the Andover community church. Larry was...
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Herbert Owen Chase

May 20, 1931 - March 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Homes, Chester, Vermont.
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Jeanne Long Foster

March 27, 1927 - March 14, 2017

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William Charles Freeman

October 8, 1956 - March 1, 2017

Royalton, VTWilliam "Bill" Freeman, age 60 passed away on Monday March 1, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born in Rutland, VT on October 8, 1956 son of Doris (Trombley) Freeman and Vernon Freeman.He had worked for several years at the Dakin Woolen Mill and the Jewell Brook Mill in Ludlow, also Acrylic Design in Springfield before moving north where he worked for a short time at Vermont...
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Tanner Edward Gasco-Wiggin

August 3, 1990 - January 26, 2017

Tanner Gasco-WigginMemorial Service April 8th, 2017Tanner Edward Gasco-Wiggin, 26, of Chester, Vt., left us onJanuary 26, 2017. He was born in Randolph, Vt., on July 3, 1990and grew up in the Springfield area, attending Springfield schoolsand graduating from Springfield High School in 2008. Heattended the Maine College of Art in Portland, Me., and he becamean accomplished artist and printmaker....
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Holger Alan Holmberg

December 20, 1950 - January 21, 2017

Chester, VTHolger "Buster" Alan Holmberg, age 66 lost his 15 year old battle with Diabetes with complications on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017 at his home with his wife Shirley by his side. He was born in the Bronx, NY son of Bernice and Holger H. Holmberg. He attended schools in Chester and graduated from Chester High School Class of 1968. Following graduation he worked at several jobs in Chester...
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Sandra May Santolucito

December 16, 1946 - December 14, 2016

Acworth, NHSandra May Santolucito, 69 passed away peacefully with her family by her side on December 14, 2016 at her home. Sandra was born in Jamaica Plains, Boston, MA daughter of Irving Austin and Mary Elizabeth (Dow) WhitcombSandra is survived by her loving Husband; William Joseph Santolucito, her Aunt Norma Dow-Abbott, her Sister June Whitcomb; Her Sons, Anthony Vasconcellos, Jason...
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Alvin Jerome Bergman

January 20, 1928 - December 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Homes, Chester, Vermont.
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Charlotte J. Edgar

December 30, 1930 - December 7, 2016

RUTLAND, Vt. - Charlotte Jameison Edgar, devoted mother, died unexpectedly on December 7th, 2016, at the age of 85. Immediate family lovingly surrounded her when she passed at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.Charlotte was born in Manhattan, NY on December 30, 1930 to Dr. Frances Halsted and Dr. Gerald R. Jameison. Raised in White Plains, NY, she was well cared for by her parents and a...
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Ray Albert Lawrence

January 11, 1929 - December 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Homes, Chester, Vermont.
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Richard Lawrence Bigwood

February 19, 1931 - November 22, 2016

Richard "Dick" L. Bigwood, 85, passed peacefully on November 22, 2016, at home surrounded by his family. He was born February 19, 1931 in Worcester, MA, the son Ephram L. Bigwood and Viola May (Chabeneau).Dick grew up in Grafton, MA and met the love of his life Dolly in 1954. They married July 23, 1955 in Grafton, MA and settled in Westboro, MA where they raised their family. Dick worked at...
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Barbara Lawrence

November 1, 1941 - November 5, 2016

Barbara Lawrence, 75 Of South Londonderry, Vermont Passed away unexpectedly on Saturday November 5.2016 in her home. Barbara was born November 1, 1941 in Gardner Mass. The Daughter of Duane and Elsie (Sinton) Clarke. Barbara grew up Windham Vermont, Where she continued to live for many years and raise her family. Barbara worked at the Three clock in South Londonderry for 28 years, as well as...
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Marion Alice Kendall

May 6, 1942 - October 29, 2016

CHESTER - Marion Alice Stevens Kendall passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. She was born May 6, 1942, in Springfield, Vermont, to Robert and Alvina Stevens. She married Ned Kendall on March 14, 1958. They were happily married for 58 years. Her hobbies included bowling, reading and baking.Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Alvina Stevens; brothers Robert, Edward and Kenneth...
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David Henry Wyman

September 1, 1932 - October 17, 2016

Chester, VTDavid H. Wyman, beloved father of Barbara Nadeau (Mike), Bion Wyman, Donna Wyman (George) and Gregory Wyman passed away Monday Oct.17, 2016 at the age of 84. David was born in Gassetts, VT to Uriah and Hazel (Martin) Wyman on Sept. 1, 1932Besides his children he leaves behind four grandchildren; Anastasia Nadau, Felicia Bowen, Ryan Palmer and Ashley Wyman. David adored them. He also...
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Lillian Newey Brooks

May 18, 1928 - October 10, 2016

Lillian N. Brooks, 88 passed away peacefully Monday October 10, 2016 at the Gill Home surrounded by her dear friends. Lillian was born in Staffordshire, England on May 18th, 1928 the daughter of Peter and Rose (Hall) Newey.Lillian came with her parents to the U.S. in 1930 settling in Albany, NY, where she was raised and educated. She worked at the NY Telephone Company, and later at the NY...
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Lillian Carrie Grout

April 26, 1932 - September 17, 2016

So. LondonderryLillian Carrie (Turner) Grout passed away peacefully Sept.17, 2016 at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Milton, VT on April 26, 1932 daughter of Elmer and Isabell Turner.She Graduated Milton High School 1952. Lillian lived in Londonderry ,VT most of her adult life, she worked at various jobs includingRetail, restaurants, and most of all loved baking, her...
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Anna Elizabeth Dewdney

December 25, 1965 - September 3, 2016

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Roy Gordon Benson

January 2, 1942 - July 14, 2016

Chester, VTRoy Gordon Benson, 74 passed away peacefully at his home in Chester on Thursday July 14, 2016.He was born in Springfield, VT January 2, 1942 the son of Francis and Harriet (Hazen) Benson. Roy attended Chester Schools and was a graduate of Chester High School Class of 1960. Roy served his country in the United States Army having served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966. After his...
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Anita Ellen Amsden

January 11, 1936 - July 13, 2016

Chester, VTAnita Ellen Amsden, 80 passed away Wednesday July 13, 2016 at Springfield Hospital. Anita was born and raised in Bartonsville. She was the daughter of David and Clara (Mitchell) Anderson. She graduated from Bellows Falls High School. Anita afterwards went on to pursue a career in Nursing. Anita was a Registered Nurse and had worked at Springfield Hospital and also as a Shop Nurse...
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Donald Cook

October 17, 1936 - July 11, 2016

WEST FALMOUTH, MA - Donald Cook passed away peacefully at home July 11, 2016 overlooking the pond, stocked with trout, that doubled as his favorite ice rink in winter. He managed to successfully endure many treatments for cancer over the past 15 years while pursuing multiple interests, even until the last year, including: skiing, skating, boating; antique cars, tractors, and clocks; gardening...
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Lucy Ann Kehoe

October 18, 1928 - July 7, 2016

Lucy Forgues Kehoe Lucy Forgues Kehoe , 87, of Chester, Vt. passed away peacefully Thursday, July 7, 2016 after a long illness. She had her loving family and friends by her side at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center. Lucy was born on October 18, 1928 in Casselman, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Henry and Aldina (Quenneville) Forgues. Lucy was married on June 13, 1948 to...
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Arthur E. Kingsbury

October 31, 1940 - June 16, 2016

Chester, VTArthur E. Kingsbury, 75, a resident of Chester, VT., passed away peacefully at the Elm Wood Nursing Center in Claremont, NH. on Thursday, June 16, 2016, following a period of declining health. He was born October 31, 1940, in Chester, VT., the son of Francis and Bernice (Bingham) Kingsbury. He was a 1959 graduate of Chester High School. He proudly served our Nation as a member of...
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Gladys Mary Degener

April 8, 1920 - May 29, 2016

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Donna Mae Abdella

February 5, 1943 - May 3, 2016

Chester, VTDonna Mae Abdella, age 73 passed away Tuesday May 3, 2016 at Springfield Hospital. Donna was born in Middletown, CT the daughter of Karl and Helen (Roberts) Dickes, JR. She was married to Norman Abdella October 2, 1983 in Sandy Hook, CT.She worked as an Administrative Assistant for the town of Durham, CT where she retired after 30 years. She and her husband moved to Chester in 2003....
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Mathilda Elizabeth Bolger

June 1, 1934 - May 2, 2016

Mathilda (Sis) E. BolgerChester, VT - Mathilda (Sis) E. Bolger, 81, of Chester, Vermont, formerly of Stamford, CT, and Point Pleasant, NJ, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side, on May 2, 2016. She was the wife of the late Richard B. Bolger, Sr., and the mother of the late Richard B. Bolger, Jr.Born in Stamford, CT, on June 1, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Archibald D....
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Madeline Marie Adzima

November 16, 1947 - April 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Homes, Chester, Vermont.
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Eric John Rosencrantz

April 17, 1945 - April 16, 2016

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Wilder Lawrence David

November 11, 1953 - April 16, 2016

So. Londonderry, VTDavid L. Wilder, 62 passed away Saturday April 16, 2016 at Springfield Hospital. He was born in Townshend, VT Nov.11, 1953 the son of Lawrence and Helen (Bending) Wilder. He attended schools in Londonderry, S. Londonderry and Townshend. He was employed by Smith's Inc. and Derrytown Market before starting his own business, Dave's Caretaking. He also worked for the Town of...
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Kendall R. Trabold

July 21, 1931 - April 2, 2016

Kendall Trabold, 84, of Andover, VT passed away on April 2, 2016. He was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, to the late Lillian Cleaver and Charles Trabold. Kendall, affectionately known as "Pop," lived in Andover for the last 30 years with his loving wife Shirley, having just recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Together they operated the Red Sleigh Gift Shop. Before moving...
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Leroy Edwin Varner

February 15, 1934 - February 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Homes, Chester, Vermont.
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Arthur Robert Morgan

January 1, 1932 - January 31, 2016

Proctorsville, VTArthur Robert Morgan, age 84 passed away Sunday January 31, 2016 at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield. Arthur Worked as a Dairy Farmer most all of his life. He also worked for the Textile Mill .He is survived by his niece, Kathryn Turco of Cavendish , nieces and nephews and friends.Private services will be held at a later date.Arrangements are under...
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Charles Keck

December 28, 1925 - January 5, 2016


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Lillian Alta Anderson

October 24, 1928 - January 4, 2016

Lillian Alta Anderson, 87Lillian passed away at Springfield Hospital on January 4, 2016. Lillian was born on October 24, 1928 to Floyd and Ellen Parkhurst. She graduated from Bellows Falls High School class of 1949. On July 12, 1949 she married Walter Anderson and together they raised 5 wonderful children. Lillian was an active member of the Bartonsville, Andover and Pomona granges. She enjoyed...
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Helen K. Crossman

February 17, 1931 - December 26, 2015

LONDONDERRY - Helen Kathryn Crossman, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 26, 2015, surrounded by family and caring staff at Springfield Hospital.Helen was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on February 17, 1931, daughter of Beatrice Julia (Holman) and Wayne Lincoln Ferguson. At an early age, her parents divorced and Helen and her older sister Doris moved from Chicopee, Mass. to...
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Margaret Ethel Sheehan

March 11, 1922 - December 4, 2015


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Robert Clough

August 30, 1921 - November 21, 2015


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Joseph John Brady

December 31, 1916 - November 9, 2015

Joseph J. "Joe" Brady, 98, of Andover, Vermont, formerly of Waterbury and Brookfield, CT, passed away on November 9, 2015, at Springfield Hospital in Springfield, VT, after a brief illness. He died peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife and immediate family.Joe was born on December 31, 1916 in the town of West New York, NJ to John Brady and Irene Stanton Brady. He grew up in Boonton, NJ where...
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Diane Burns Longley

October 30, 1953 - November 9, 2015

SOUTH LONDONDERRY - Diane Burns Longley, 62, of South Londonderry, died Nov. 9, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was co-owner of The Startingate Ski Shop with her husband, Gary Longley, which they started in 1980. Dede and Gary met when they were both working for the Rossingol Co., touring the U.S. with the Rossignol Exhibition Ski Team. Ms. Longley was born Oct. 30, 1953, in North Andover,...
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Ella Wyman

December 18, 1927 - November 1, 2015

Chester, VTElla "Midge" Wyman, 87 passed away Sunday November 1, 2015 at her home in Chester.Ella was born in North Springfield, VT December 18, 1927 the daughter of Robert and Alvina (Knight) Stevens. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1945. On October 1, 1949 she was married to George D. Wayman. Ella was a homemaker and one of her favorite hobbies was knitting.Prior...
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Judith Gill Prescott

September 11, 1933 - October 25, 2015


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Bradford Gorham

March 7, 1935 - October 19, 2015


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Cynthia L. Jones

April 27, 1937 - September 30, 2015

Cynthia Lascelles Lloyd Jones1937 - 2015Cynthia, daughter of late May Barret and Clifford Llyod. was dearlyloved by her children; Phillip, Phillisa and Raymond, grandchildren;Cheyenne, Alexis, Maci, Avery, Jade, Tyrese, Tristan, Samantha,Christon and Ashton, surviving siblings Blossom Hislop, Leroy Lloydand Monica Malone-Jones, in-laws; Matokia, Matthew and Chrissy andmany loyal and caring...
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Bruce Edward Perry

December 5, 1956 - September 13, 2015

Cavendish, VTBruce Edward Perry, age 58 passed away Sunday Sept. 13, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with heart disease at Tuft's Medical Center Hospital in Boston, MA. He was born Springfield, VT Dec. 5, 1956 the son of Leland H. and Alma (Wood) Perry. Bruce was raised in Chester and graduated from Green Mountain Union High School Class of 1974. Bruce had worked at various jobs in the...
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Carl Ernest Wilkins

May 18, 1923 - September 12, 2015


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Lillian Jeannette Howe

January 18, 1922 - August 28, 2015

Chester, VTLillian Jeannette Howe, 93 passed away Friday August 28, 2015 at Cedar Hill Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community in Windsor, VT. She was born in Morrisville, VT daughter of Ernest and Zella (Crowell) Cross. She graduated from Springfield High School class of 1940 and attended Lyndon Normal School. Lillian had worked at Springfield Hospital as a Nurse's Aide for several years and at...
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Matthew Wakeman Keck

July 23, 1966 - August 19, 2015


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Ronald Holmberg

December 18, 1949 - July 3, 2015

SpringfieldRonald Stephen Holmberg, 65 passed away July 3, 2015 in Springfield. He was born in Albany, NY December 18, 1949 and was raised in Chester. Mr. Holmberg served in the United States Army for over 30 years where he was a Nuclear Weapons Maintenance Specialist. He received the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Non commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army...
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Lucy Johnson

January 5, 1931 - June 30, 2015


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Gilbert Carey

March 18, 1928 - June 29, 2015

Chester, VTGilbert E. CareyGilbert "Gib" Earl Carey was born in 1928 in Springfield, VT. He graduated from Brattleboro High School, and he was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #67 in Chester, VT.Gib married his wife, Erron, and they had two children.In February, 1956, he joined the Brattleboro, VT, police force, moving to Chester, VT, in 1971, as a police...
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Doris Caroline Moore

February 18, 1932 - June 28, 2015


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Roger Ewrin Schultz

September 8, 1943 - June 21, 2015

Stratton, VT Roger Erwin Schultz, age 71, died unexpectedly on May 23rd, 2015 in Stratton, Vermont. Roger was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1943, son to Erwin Schultz Sr. and Johanna (Jenny) Schultz. Roger completed high school in Terryville, CT. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1964 as a wireless operator with the rank of PFTE-1. Roger worked for General Motors from 1964 until 1991...
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Nellie Marie Austin

December 19, 1918 - June 11, 2015

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Paul D. Putnam

May 19, 1961 - June 8, 2015

Chester, VTPaul Putnam passed away on June 8th, peacefully in the early morning hours. He was born on May 19th, 1961 in Springfield, VT. Son of Roberta and Arthur Putnam, Paul graduated from Green Mountain Union High School, class of 1979.Paul was a self-employed carpenter for over 25 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting with his son, Kirby, and fishing with his daughter, Rachel....
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Priscilla Erval Bergethon

September 8, 1922 - May 29, 2015


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Arlene Teresa Kopka

January 29, 1955 - May 3, 2015

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Richard Leonard Foley

July 27, 1926 - April 23, 2015

Richard Leonard "Dick" Foley passed away at the Springfield, VT Health and Rehabilitation Center on April 23rd, 2015 at the age of 88.He is survived by Jean, his loving and remarkably patient wife of 65 years. They were married in Brockton, MA on August 27, 1949. He is also survived by sisters Velma, of Falls Church, VA, Julia Guilimette, of Ponape, Kolonia (Marianas Islands), Shelley Kane, of...
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Elizabeth Florence Giles

January 2, 1925 - April 13, 2015

Chester, VT;Elizabeth Florence Giles, 90 passed away peacefully Monday April 13, 2015 at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Proctorsville, VT Jan. 2, 1925 the daughter of Raymond and Geneva (Merriam) Ayers. She was a lifelong resident of the Proctorsville and Chester area. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Chester, the Rebekah's, the American Legion Post #16...
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Carol Sigda

March 19, 1949 - April 7, 2015


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Susanna Palmer

March 13, 1939 - March 28, 2015


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Frank Peter Lial

September 14, 1937 - March 15, 2015

Chester, VTFrank P. Lial, born Sept.14,1937 Passed away Sunday, March 15th after long cancer battle. He Worked many decades in the plastering & stucco business in So. Nevada and Northern CA. He Loved hunting, fishing and gardening along with a love of his best pal Emmy the Labrador and two stray cats (Rocky & Goldie) that he invited in to share his lap and recliner with. Frank ...
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Adrian Carpenter

March 29, 1922 - March 11, 2015


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Prentice Fisk Hammond

June 9, 1932 - March 8, 2015

Lt. Colonel Prentice Fisk Hammond Sr. (Ret.), 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 8, 2015 at his home in Bartonsville, VT. Prentice was born in Bellows Falls, VT, or as his twin sister Petie always says, she kicked him out first on June 9, 1932. A graduate of Bellows Falls High School in 1950, Prentice worked for several years at the Standard Paper Company. He was drafted into the U...
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Louise Ethel Carter

February 7, 1920 - February 20, 2015


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Paul John Kalinen

July 23, 1946 - February 10, 2015

Paul J. Kalinen, 68 died unexpectedly on February 10, 2015 at the Springfield Hospital. He was born in Springfield, July23, 1946, son of Paavo and Thelma [Sandberg] Kalinen of Andover. Paul went to Chester High School and was a Viet Nam war veteran. For many years he was a truck driver. He liked to hunt, camp and enjoyed cooking for people. He was the president of the Finnish-American club for...
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John Francis Penney

May 18, 1930 - January 7, 2015

NORTH SPRINGFIELD - John F. Penney Sr., 84, passed away peacefully at Springfield Hospital on Wednesday morning, January 7th. John was born in Arlington, Massachusetts May 18, 1930 the son of the late Edward J. and Helen J. Penney and predeceased by his brother, Edward Penney of Nashville, TN. He is survived by his sister Eleanor Desrochers of Venice, Fl. He leaves his wife Carole of 59 years,...
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Richard Joseph Crowson

August 29, 1933 - January 2, 2015

RICHARD J. CROWSONChester, VTRICHARD J. CROWSON, BORN IN HOLYOKE, MA ON AUGUST 29, 1933, SON OF ELMER J. CROWSON AND ELORA (COLLINS) CROWSON BOTH ALREADY WITH THE LORD, HAS BEEN CALLED TO JOIN THEM ON JANUARY 2, 2015.HE ATTENDED BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL, JOSEPH METCALF AND GRADUATED FROM HOLYOKE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1951. HE JOINED THE US NAVY, ATTENDED SUBMARINE SCHOOL AT NEW LONDON CT. SUB...
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Marian Jane Mosher

March 6, 1926 - December 30, 2014

Chester, VTMarian Tepe Stratton Mosher of Chester VT passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 30, 2014. Marian was born March 6, 1926 in Pittsburgh PA. She volunteered for Chester Cares and at the Whiting Library; and was past Treasurer of the Library. She is survived by her children Kathleen (Douglas) Smith, John (Mary Ann) Stratton, Robert Stratton (Shirley Delano) and Mary Beth (Dave) Culver...
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Bernice E. Smith

January 5, 1927 - December 19, 2014


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Edmund William Bujnofsky

June 25, 1927 - December 13, 2014

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Edward Allen Blake

December 24, 1959 - November 3, 2014

AEdward Allen Blake, 54 of Grafton VT passed away Monday Nov.3, 2014 in the comfort of his home after a long illness. Edward was born in Townshend, VT on Dec. 24, 1959 to beloved Emma Schondube and Simon Blake. He is survived by his wife Debra (Eckman)Blake, his son Jon Blake, his daughter Megan Blake, his brother Randy Blake and his wife Julie; his sisters, Judy Stoddard and her husband Ray,...
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Rebecca Ellen Farrar

October 16, 1924 - October 29, 2014


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Pearl J. Matulonis

January 2, 1933 - October 2, 2014

Pearl J. (Ahonen) Matulonis 1933-2014Springfield, VT - Pearl J. Matulonis, the most independent woman, passed on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Pearl was born on January 2, 1933, in Reading, VT to the late Paul Ahonen, Sr. and Florence (Thomas) Henderson. For 22 years, she lived the life of a supportive military wife, stationed in the Midwest and on the east coast of the USA while raising a family of...
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Eleanor May Westine

May 29, 1920 - June 14, 2014

Chester, VTEleanor May Howe Westine age 94 passed away Saturday June 14, 2014 in Milford, NH. She was born in Chester, VT, May 29, 1920 the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Bertha Nelson Howe. She grew up in Chester and graduated from Chester High School.She was married to the late Leslie William Westine, Sr on June 26, 1943 in the Baptist Church of Chester.She was a lifelong resident of...
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Elizabeth Mildred Ryan

September 13, 1940 - June 2, 2014

Vernon, VTElizabeth M. Ryan, age 73 of Vernon, VT. Passed away Monday June 2, 2014 at Vernon Green Nursing Home. She was born in Augusta, Maine September 13, 1940 the daughter of Robert and Geraldine (Carter) Sellar.Elizabeth attended Nursing school in ME. for one year and then was married to Robert E. Ryan Sr.Mrs. Ryan is survived by her three daughters, Susan Welsh and her husband Arthur...
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Alma Edith Perry

February 25, 1925 - May 31, 2014

Chester, VTAlma Edith Perry, 89 passed away Saturday May 31, 2014 at her home in Chester.Alma was born in Lake George, NY February 25, 1925 the daughter of Charles Smith Wood and Hilda (Millington) Wood. She had attended schools in Lake George, NY. In 1946 She was married Leland H. Perry In Danby Four Corners, VT. They moved to Springfield in 1946 and to Chester in 1950 to raise their family...
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Harriet Roller

March 18, 1920 - May 23, 2014

Chester, VTHarriet Margaret Roller, 94 passed away Friday May 23, 2014 at Springfield Hospital. Harriet was born in Bayonne, NJ February 18, 1920 the daughter of Thomas and Harriet (Smith) Kenny. After her graduation from High School she was married to Richard V. Roller in 1942. Together they raised their family and made their home Chester moving here 25 years ago from Gillette, NJ.Harriet is...
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Joan Jacobs

April 29, 1941 - May 22, 2014

1941 - 2014 PERU Joan Newman Jacobs lost her courageous battle with lung cancer on Thursday, May 22, surrounded and held in love by her husband and her close friends. Joan was a beautiful and loving wife to her husband, Abram; a supremely generous and caring aunt to Stacey, Michael, and Beth Castro, and a dearly beloved sister to Joseph Castro. She was a hairdresser for over 50 years to countless...
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Barbara Ann Bliss

June 27, 1936 - May 20, 2014

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Richard Leon Goodrich

October 12, 1940 - February 14, 2014

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Elizabeth Ada Archer

July 19, 1918 - February 11, 2014

Chester;Elizabeth Ada Archer, age 95, passed away Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014 at Springfield Hospital. She was born in Orwell, VT July 19, 1918 the daughter of Stephen and Maria (Desjadon) Desjadon. She attended schools in Orwell. On Nov. 12, 1939 she married Stanley Archer. They lived in Orwell until 1965 when they moved to Chester. She worked at several jobs including Readex (NewsBank) for 31 1/2...
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Gabrielle Caron

May 15, 1921 - May 19, 2013

WINDHAM- Gabrielle Caron, 92, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at her home in Windham.She was born April 15, 1921, in Holyoke, Mass., the daughter of Adelard and Cordelia (Mariem) Gobeille. She graduated from high school in 1939, and the Shepard School of Nursing in Concord, Mass. She worked as a wartime nurse in Boston, Mass., and had worked at hospitals in the Boston and Woonsocket, R.I., areas. She...
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Brenda Ella Alexander

July 17, 1929 - October 31, 2011

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Charles Phillip Nason

April 13, 1935 - October 24, 2011

Charles P. Nason, Jr., 76 of Chester, died Monday, October 24, 2011 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH following an illness. He was born in Randolph, Vermont on April 13, 1935, son of Charles P. and Johanna (Grega) Nason, and attended schools in Chester. He attended the Vermont Academy in Saxtons River and was a graduate of Norwich University and then received a Master's Degree...
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Crystal Spivey Bellflower

August 6, 2010

Services for Crystal K. Bellflower , age 29, of Dublin will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Pleasant Springs Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Ben Edwards will officiate.Ms. Bellflower was born in Dublin. She was a former member of Liberty Baptist Church and a member of Pleasant Springs Baptist Church. Ms. Bellflower was an assistant manager at...
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Flora Mae Burney

January 15, 1918 - March 9, 2009

Funeral services for Flora Mae Burney 91 of Dublin will be held in Chester at the Chester Church of God, Thursday morning March 12, 2009 at 11:00A.M. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Rev. Keith Powell and Rev. Wayne Burney will be the officiating ministers.Mrs. Burney was born January 15, 1918 to the late Robert Adkins and Emma Hobbs Burney.Mrs. Burney had lived in Laurens County all...
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