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Obituaries

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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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Murray Stavenow

FERRISBURGH — Murray Stavenow, 83, passed away on June 19, 2018 surrounded by family.

He was born in Toronto, Canada, May 18, 1934. He graduated from the  University of New Brunswick with a degree in Forestry and married his college sweetheart, Mary Charlene Hallett, on Sept. 10, 1960.

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Michael Joseph Plankey

VERGENNES — In the early morning of Sept. 13, 2018, surrounded by a houseful of family and friends, Michael Joseph Plankey passed through the gates of Heaven and into the arms of God.

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Shirley Mae Dwyer

BRISTOL — Shirley Mae (Murray) Dwyer, 83, loving mother and grandmother, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 10, 2018 with her family by her side.

Shirley was born in Middlebury, Vt., to Kenneth Murray and Rena (Whittemore) Murray. She was married to her love Thomas Dwyer for 37 years before his passing. She worked in the Admissions office at Middlebury College for over 25 years.

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Catherine Stuart Oeland Childs

MORRISVILLE — Catherine Childs, 98, died on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. at The Manor, Morrisville, Vt. Fondly known as “Catchi” to family and friends, she was born August 27, 1920 to William Henry Harrison Childs and Catherine Oeland Childs in Philadelphia, Pa.

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James Leo Zutell

SUDBURY — James Leo Zutell, age 61, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Sudbury.

Jim was born in Middlebury on Aug. 9, 1957. He was the son of Richard and Helen (Swick) Zutell. He grew up in Chittenden and received his early education at Barstow School. He graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1976. During his high school years, he was very active in soccer, baseball and had played ice hockey with the RAHA Otters.

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Michelle Lynn Wright

ADDISON — Michelle Lynn Wright, 45, of Addison, Vt., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in her home. Michelle was born in Middlebury on Feb. 21, 1973, the daughter of Tom and June (Torrey) Obst.

She was a graduate of Middlebury Union High School class of 1991. Michelle was a long-time and current employee of Shaw’s Supermarket in Middlebury.

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Deane W. Rubright, Dec. 12, 1973-Sept. 9, 2018

A letter to my son,

They call me Mr. Hallmark at Christmas for writing cards but this is not a Christmas card. I am about to sum up my boy’s life in a few paragraphs. How he affected the community and shared his life with friends and family.

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Tammy Jo (Ratta) Poquette

STARKSBORO — Tammy Jo (Ratta) Poquette, 54, died Thursday Sept. 6, 2018, at McClure VNA and Respite home in Colchester, Vt.

She was born Nov. 10, 1964, to the late Gary Ratta Sr. of Vermont, and Theresa Francis of Tampa Fla.

Tammy Lived in Starksboro, Vt., for many years. She married Timothy Poquette on Nov. 26, 1994.

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May Elizabeth Minor

BRISTOL — May Elizabeth Minor, 82, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

She was born in East Barre, Vt., on May 1, 1936, the daughter of Roger and Susannah Belville Minor.

She liked to cook and snuggle with her cat Smokey.

She is survived by four children; Jean (Gary) Welch, Brian (Wendy) Savery, Bruce (Deb) Savery, Paulene (Eldon) Atkins; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister Barbara.

Matilda (Boyer) Horn

BRISTOL — Matilda (Boyer) Horn, 87, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. She was born in Burlington, Vt., on Oct. 27, 1930, the daughter of Armand and Hilda (Metevier) Boyer.

She is survived by her children Sandra Brown and husband Douglas of Bristol, Vt., Daniel Boyer and wife Cathy (Huestis) of Bristol, Vt., Deborah Ballard of Florida, Holly (Sumner) and her husband Rick Condon of Washington State, and Connie (Sumner) Amas and husband Nosa Sukura Almas of Bristol, N.H.

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Submitting an obituary

The Addison Independent publishes paid obituaries and free notices of passing. Paid obituaries cost 25-cents per word, and $10 per photo. The obituary will publish as it is submitted on the date of the family’s choosing.

For those who do not wish to purchase an obituary, the Addison Independent offers anyone with a local connection the opportunity to publish a notice of passing. These notices may be up to 100 words and are subject to editing by our news department.

Submissions must be received by 11 a.m. on Wednesday for publication in the Thursday paper and 11 a.m. on Friday for Monday’s paper.

Generally, obituaries follow this form:
TOWN — Name, age, of town, died on date, of cause of death. He/She was born on date in town, the son/daughter of father's name and mother's name, including maiden name in parentheses.

Then include a paragraph or two about where the person went to school and what they did for work; where they lived, who they married and when.

Add a sentence or two about what made the person special to family and friends, including hobbies, avocations or other telling details about their life.

He/She is survived by spouse's name; children named individually (and their spouses and towns of residence, if appropriate); siblings named individually; number of grandchildren, parents or other immediate family members.

He/She was predeceased by names of immediate family members.

A memorial service will be held (fill in details of date, time, and place, plus officiate if applicable) with interment at (place). Memorial contributions may be made to (name and complete address, if applicable).

Obituaries may be e-mailed to: [email protected]
 


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