• 0

Shirley R. Salls MARSHFIELD - The memorial service for Shirley R. Salls, who died Sept. 9, 2018, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17, in New Discovery Cemetery on Groton Forest Road.

  • 0

Stephen Charles Baker SHARON - A graveside memorial service for Stephen Charles Baker will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. The service for Stephen, who was 66 years old at the time of his passing on May 29, 2017, will be held in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolp…

  • 0

Rosemary C. Wheelock rites CALAIS – The funeral service and celebration of life for Rosemary C. Wheelock, 89, of Calais, was held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Barre Congregational Church. She passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at her home. The Rev. Bert Marshall, pastor …

  • 0

Sarah Beth Whitney NORTHFIELD - Sarah Beth Whitney, 30, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 8, 2018, at her home in Northfield, Vermont. Sarah was born on March 7, 1988, in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, the oldest daughter of Daniel and Jane Whitney. As part of a military family, Sarah lived many pla…

  • 0

Janice A. HIll MONTPELIER - Janice A. Hill, 90, formerly of 120 Northfield St. and most recently of Mansfield Place in Essex Junction, Vermont, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, held in the love of her family and friends. She was born on Dec. 23, 1927, in Stowe, Vermont, one o…

  • 1

Margaret Guilmette Fitts BARRE CITY - Margaret Guilmette Fitts, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, with family at her bedside. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre. A mass of Chr…

  • 0

Steven "Frenchy" LaFountain BARRE TOWN - Steven Dale “Frenchy” LaFountain Sr., 68, of Cedar Cliff, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, unexpectedly at Central Vermont Medical Center. Born Barre on Oct. 14, 1949, he was the son of the late Beatrice (Edson) LaFountain and the late Lloyd LaFount…

  • 0

Ethel Gene Reed (née Sisson) MONTPELIER - Ethel Gene Sisson Reed, who was known as Gene, died on Sept. 14, 2018, after a short illness, in Montpelier, Vermont, at the age of 98 years. Gene was born on July 13, 1920, in Vergennes, Indiana, the third of eight children of Sivert Ulness Sisson a…

  • 0

Palmira "Polly" Wheaton NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Palmira “Polly” Wheaton, 75, of New Port Richey, Florida, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Trinity Medical Center in Trinity, Florida, surrounded by her family. She was born June 23, 1943, daughter of Gonzalo and Valentina Lavin. She g…

  • 0

Conrad J. "Connie" "CJ" Estivill BARRE - Conrad J. “Connie” “CJ” Estivill, 79, of Maple Avenue, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington. Born Aug. 17, 1939, in Barre, he was the son of Margarita Dena (Ortiz) and George Nickedemus Estivill Sr. Connie att…

  • 0

Steven LaFountain Sr. BARRE TOWN - Steven LaFountain Sr., 68, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre.

  • 2

Karen-Lynn Bedard ORANGE - Karen-Lynn Bedard, 60, of U.S. Route 302, passed away at her home on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, with her family, as always, lovingly at her side. Karen was born in Barre City on Jan. 3, 1958, the daughter of the late William and Aline (Paquin) Nuissl. Karen was a 1976 g…

  • 2

Fernand C. Dessureau BARRE - Fernand C. Dessureau, 83, passed away on Oct. 8, 2018, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Born in Barre on Feb. 11, 1935, he was the second of 11 children of the late Joseph Louis Dessureau and Simonne (Cloutier) Dessureau. Fernand attended St. Monica Catho…

  • 0

James A. Johnston MONTPELIER - James A. Johnston, 79, formerly of Montpelier, Greensboro, and most recently, of Essex Junction, died on Oct. 7, 2018. Jim was born in Rutland, Vermont, on New Year’s Day in 1939, the son of Zenith and Ruth (Clark) Johnston. Jim graduated from Rutland High Scho…

  • 0

Conrad J. Estivill BARRE – Calling hours for Conrad J. Estivill will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m., in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. A graveside service to honor and celebrate his life will be held…

  • 0

Florence Fantini Ayer rites SOUTH BARRE - A funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of Florence Fantini Ayer, 94, of South Barre, was held on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre. She passed away on Sept. 27, 2018. The Rev. Herbert O. Hatch II, p…

  • 0

Fernand Dessureau WASHINGTON - Fernand Dessureau, 83, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Woodridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre.

  • 1

Karen-Lynn Bedard ORANGE - Karen-Lynn Bedard, 60, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at her home, surrounded by family. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre.

  • 0

Charlotte B. Bisson GRANTHAM, N.H. - Charlotte B. Bisson, age 76, of Grantham, New Hampshire, and formerly, Cheshire, Connecticut, entered into rest after a short illness on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Concord, New Hampshire. She was born on Feb. 22, 1942, in Lead Hill, Arkansas, daughter of …

  • 0

Ann Sparrow Williams WAITSFIELD - The celebration of life service for Ann Sparrow Williams, 89, who died Aug. 27, 2018, will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 13, at Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 4355 Main St., Waitsfield, followed by a reception. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Ch…

  • 0

Sr. Martha Ann O'Brien BURLINGTON - Sister Martha Ann O’Brien (Sister Mary Alice), 89, of the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community, Vermont, died at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Burlington, Vermont, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Sister Martha was born in Burlington on Jan. 10, …

  • 0

Conrad J. Estivill BARRE – Conrad J. Estivill, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at UVM Medical Center in Burlington. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home in Barre.

  • 0

Joellyn E. Smith MONTPELIER - Joellyn E. Smith, 36, died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre. There will be no calling hours.

  • 0

Rita A. Walker MONTPELIER - Rita A. Walker, 69, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at her home. The graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Green Mount Cemetery. Arrangements are by Guare & Sons Funeral Home.

  • 0

Joe Ann (Malone) Richardson MONTPELIER - Joe Ann (Malone) Richardson, 98, passed away on Oct. 5, 2018, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family. Born in Franklin, Kentucky, Sept. 12, 1920, to Wilford and Mary (Clark) Malone. Joe Ann met her husband, A. Russell Richardson, while h…

  • Updated
  • 0

James A. Johnston MONTPELIER - James A. Johnston, 79, formerly of Montpelier and most recently of Essex Junction, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Mansfield Place in Essex Junction. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Guare & Sons/Barber & Lanier Funer…

  • 0

GRANTHAM, N.H. — Charlotte B. Bisson, age 76, of Grantham, New Hampshire, and formerly Cheshire, Connecticut, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Concord, New Hampshire. She was born on Feb. 22, 1942, in Lead Hill, Arkansas, daughter of the late Albert Clay and Neva (Yocham) Brown.

  • 0

MONTPELIER — Joe Ann (Malone) Richardson, 98, passed away on Oct. 5, 2018, at home. She was born in Franklin Kentucky, Sept. 12, 1920, to Wilford and Mary (Clark) Malone.

  • 0

BURLINGTON — Sister Martha Ann O’Brien (Sister Mary Alice), 89, of the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community, Vermont, died at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Burlington, Vermont on, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.

  • 0

Frederick Thayer Jordan MONTPELIER - Frederick Thayer Jordan, a devoted family man, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. He was 87. Born on April 23, 1931, in Burlington, Fred was the son of the late University…

  • 0

Walter R. Butler NORTHFIELD - The celebration of life for Walter R. "Jr" Butler, who died Nov. 21, 2017, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in East Orange Cemetery and Church in East Orange.

  • 0

Earl E. Ferno CHELSEA - Earl E. Ferno, 58, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He was born Aug. 1, 1960, in Barre City, Vermont, the son of Carlyle “Skip” Ferno and Patricia (Eastman) Wood. He attended school in Wa…

  • 1

Faye S. Sweet MIDDLESEX - Faye S. Sweet, 78, of US Route 2 in Middlesex, died on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Central Vermont Medical Center. She was born on June 1, 1940, in Burlington, Vermont, the daughter of Fay Coffin and Shirley Fisher. She attended grade school in Middlesex and grad…

  • 0

Merland E. LaFrancis TUNBRIDGE - Merland E. LaFrancis, 78, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, surrounded by his family at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He was born Sept. 6, 1940, in Chelsea, Vermont, the son of Everett G. and Bernice M. (Flint) LaFrancis. He atten…

  • 0

Janice A. Hill MONTPELIER - Janice A. Hill, 90, most recently of Mansfield Place in Essex Junction, died Oct. 2, 2018. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Guare & Sons Funeral Home.

  • 0

Ann L. Nelson MONTPELIER - The memorial service for Ann L. Nelson, 64, who died Sept. 28, 2018, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Christ Church on State Street in Montpelier.

  • 1

Carolyn Mae Silsby MONTPELIER - Carolyn Mae Silsby, 84, passed away peacefully on Oct. 3, 2018, at The Gary Residence. Born in St. Johnsbury on Oct. 9, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Mae Silsby. Carolyn graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1951 and UVM in 1955. Carolyn ta…

  • 0

Merland E. LaFrancis TUNBRIDGE - Merland E. LaFrancis, 78, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Arrangements are pending at Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea.

  • 0

Annamaie Dailey NORTHFIELD - Annamaie Dailey, age 97, formerly of Middlesex, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Northfield. She was born on March 5, 1921, in Barre Town, the youngest of seven children, to Samual A. and Mrytle (Holden) Thompson. She moved at age 3 with her family to Middlesex a…

  • 0

Douglas Richard Perrin FORT WORTH, Texas – Douglas Richard Perrin claimed the promise of his baptism Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, 2018. He was 71. Memorial Service: A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3621 Tulsa Way. Family and friends will g…

  • 0

Cheryl Ann Bell HYDE PARK - Cheryl Ann Bell, age 68, of Raymond Lane, Hyde Park, Vermont, died Sept. 29, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Born April 15, 1950, to Gerald and Louise Donovan, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the family soon mo…

  • 0

Florence Fantini Ayer SOUTH BARRE - Florence Fantini Ayer, 94, passed away peacefully to be with Jesus on Sept. 27, 2018. She was born to Frank and Dora (Bibbiani) Fantini on Nov. 8, 1923, in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. She is survived by a large extended family which includes her six children…

  • 0

John R. Bradley rites BARRE CITY - A Mass of Christian Burial to honor and celebrate the life of John “Jack” Bradley, 84, of North Barre Manor, was held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. He passed away on Aug. 29, 2018. The Rev. Peter O’Leary, pa…

  • 0

Elwin Mark Pierce WARREN - Elwin Mark Pierce, 77, of Warren, passed away on Sept. 28, 2018, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Elwin was born in Warren, Vermont, to Hiram and Freda (Thompson) Pierce on March 20, 1941. He grew up and attended both Warren Elementary School and Waits…

  • 0

Heather R. Seale BARRE – Heather Rae “Heidi” Seale, 84, a longtime Graniteville resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at the Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury, Vermont. Born on Aug. 28, 1934, in Springfield, Vermont, she was the daughter of…

  • 0

Shirley R. Salls MARSHFIELD - Shirley R. Salls, of the Groton Forest Road, passed away on Sept. 9, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. with her family at her side. She was 90 years old. She was born on Jan. 22, 1928, in the Town of Calais, Vermont. She attended Woodbury schools and Plainfield High School. On…

  • 1

Ann L. Nelson MONTPELIER - Ann L. Nelson, for over 35 years a speech therapist who worked with children and families in central Vermont, Japan, New Zealand and Ireland, combining a vocation she loved with a lifelong passion for living abroad, died at Central Vermont Hospital on Sept. 28, 201…

  • 0

Thomas A. Haggett EAST MONTPELIER - Thomas Allen Haggett, 64, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at DHMC after a brief illness. He was born on July 2, 1954, in Montpelier, the son of Albert Haggett and Joyce Lamountain. He graduated from U-32 High School in 1972. I…

  • 0

Marcia L. Mitchell MERIDEN, Conn. - Marcia L. Mitchell, 88, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was the widow of William B. Mitchell who predeceased her in 2011 after 59 years of marriage. Mrs. Mitchell was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Barre, Vermont, daughte…

  • 0

John Francis O'Hara Jr. BRAINTREE, Mass. - John Francis O’Hara Jr. was born May 13, 1948, and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, by his maternal grandmother. He was educated in a Catholic school. Due to his mental health limitations, John did not work outside the home. He lived in a group hom…

  • 0

Elise M. Tassie WILLIAMSTOWN - The memorial service for Elise M. Tassie, 58, who died Sept. 10, 2018, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre. There will be no calling hours. For online condolences, visit www.pruneaupollifuneralhome.com.

  • 0

Florence Ayer SOUTH BARRE - Florence Ayer, 94, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at Gifford Retirement Community Home in Randolph Center. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre.

  • 0

Warren Bradley Dodge HARDWICK - Warren Bradley Dodge, 68, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in his home. He was born Oct. 12, 1949, in Hardwick, the son of Lawrence P. Flanders and Irene E. Dodge, and lived most of his childhood with his grandfather, Henry Dodge. He graduated in 1969 from Hard…

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.