Harriet Nichols Livingston
WEST ADDISON — Harriet Nichols Livingston, 79, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at her home on Burgey Farm Road in West Addison, with her husband, Philip H. Livingston, by her side.
She was born Oct. 5, 1929, and farmed with her husband for over forty years on a successful dairy farm in Bristol before retiring to Eastham, Cape Cod in 1986, where she spent many enjoyable years. She discovered a new passion while on the cape, driving a school bus for children who were less fortunate. Over the years she enjoyed quilt making, rug hooking, being a member of Home Dem and at one point she was crowned queen of the Vermont Flying Farmers in 1970.
She is especially remembered for her lovingly made sweaters and clothing, her famous birthday cakes, the always-full cookie jar, and her home cooked meals.
She is survived by Philip, her husband of 56 years; her six children, Philip N. Livingston and his wife Diane of New Haven, Karen Mindling and her husband Timothy of Michigan, Stanley Livingston and his wife Mary Jeanne of Bristol, Janet Newman and her husband Perry of Stannard, Sue Lang and her husband Terry of Omaha, Neb.; and David Livingston and his wife Wendy of Bristol; 16 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Sundstrom and Helen Kidder of Westboro, Mass.; and two brothers, Edward Nichols of Sutton, Mass. and George Nichols of Cape Cod, Mass.
She was predeceased by both of her parents, George and Hattie (Johnson) Nichols; a sister, Polly; and two brothers, Robert and Harold.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, at the Bristol Federated Church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Donations may be sent to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Albert H. “Al” Freeman
MIDDLEBURY — Albert H. “Al” Freeman, 88, of Middlebury died on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, with his wife of 66 years and his family by his side.
He was born in Montpelier on July 19, 1920, the son of Henry O. and Fannie B. Freeman. He graduated from Montpelier High School and Vermont Junior College, and went to work for Taylor Appliance as a service manager.
In 1954, he and his family moved to Middlebury, where he was employed in the appliance and refrigeration service department of Cartmell’s Sales and Service before moving on to Central Vermont Public Service. He later owned his own electrical, appliance sales and service business. He also spent several years employed by the Middlebury Inn as well as Battell Block Association. In retirement, he worked part time for the U.S. Forestry Service and the Addison County Community Action Group .
He was a member of the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department for 17 years.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; his sons, Michael and family of East Middlebury, Randall and his partner Naomi of Bristol, Bruce of East Middlebury, Henry and his wife Marilyn, Kenneth and his wife Cyndi; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his sister, Natalie.
A memorial service was conducted on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the United Methodist Church of Middlebury.
Donations may be made to Project Independence, P.O. Box 581, Middlebury, VT 05753.