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EDWARD ALEXANDER 'SANDY' MARTIN

MIDDLEBURY — We have all lost a kind, intelligent, gentle and compassionate soul. On January 12th, 2017, exactly five months before he would have turned 90, Edward Alexander Martin – Sandy to all – has peacefully gone on to whatever comes next. A loving husband, father and loyal friend. Sandy was a gardener, scholar and intellectual, beekeeper, writer, fisherman, hand mower and a superb listener with a wry sense of humor.

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ESTHER B. TRUDEAU

SALISBURY — Esther B. Trudeau, 85, died Friday, January 13, 2017, at her home.

She was born November 27, 1931, in Bristol, Vt., the daughter of Morton and Ethel (Taft) Hill.

Esther was an avid crafter and enjoyed gardening, houseplants, adult coloring books and crocheting.

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WAYNE M. STEARNS SR.

WEST FERRISBURGH — Wayne M. Stearns Sr., 75, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at his home in West Ferrisburgh.

He was born May 29, 1941 in Charlotte, the son of Lawrence and Madeline (LaJoie) Stearns.

He was a lifelong and truly dedicated farmer on the family farm in West Ferrisburgh. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with the family and he was proud of his children and grandchildren.

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BETTY ROUSE

CASTLETON — Betty Jane Rouse, age 84, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at the Pines in Rutland.

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RICHARD E. LATHROP

BRISTOL — Richard E. Lathrop, 88, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at his home in Bristol.

He was born Nov. 15, 1928 in Bristol, the son of Mitchell and Perlie (Thompson) Lathrop.

He was a member of St. Ambrose Church in Bristol. He was past president of Addison County Fire Fighter’s Association, a member for over 50 years and former chief of the Bristol Fire Department. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels and belonged to Old Pharts Coffee Club.

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MARTHA DAVIS

MIDDLEBURY — Martha “Diddy” Mace Davis passed away peacefully in her home in Middlebury surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 15, 2017.

Martha was born May 11, 1926 in Ferrisburgh, Vt. to Herbert Mace and Calla Field. She attended Vergennes High School, Green Mountain College and McGill University where she received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1949. Martha met Baird Davis while at McGill. They married in 1950 and she spent the next 63 years in Quebec and British Columbia before returning to Vermont in 2013.

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RHEA B. BODETTE

SOUTH BURLINGTON — Rhea Blanche Bodette, 87, of South Burlington passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2017, surrounded by her loving family; husband Chester; her daughters Linda Aston and husband Dave, Ann Parent and husband Charles, and Susan Hayes and partner Brent; and her sons Scott and wife Gayle, Lee and his partner Jessica.

Rhea is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, whom she cherished; her sisters Rita Delphia, Claire Lowell, and Louise Warner; and her brother John Larocque.

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THOMAS RIVAIT

READING — Thomas John Rivait was born to Paul and Estelle Rivait of Salisbury, Vt. on Dec. 15, 1959. Thom passed away at his home in Reading, Vt. on Dec. 31, 2016, with his wife by his side.

Thom was a special person who shared many happy memories with friends, family and co-workers.

Thank you to the Oncology Department of UVM Medical Center, Middlebury Ski Club, Doug MacDonald and All Earth Solar, ECI Construction, VNH and Reading Fire and Rescue for all the support you gave Thom in time of need.

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PHILIP PIERCE

MIDDLEBURY — Philip James Pierce, 19, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 9, 2017 while visiting Boston and intrepidly exploring its neighborhoods. Philip was the cherished son of Elizabeth Gander (Middlebury) and Dean L. Pierce (Shelburne) and the much-loved younger brother of Nellie Pierce.

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GRANT LEFEVRE

RUTLAND — Grant Reid Lefevre, age 64, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his home in Rutland, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Grant was born in Mount Kisco, N.Y. on July 27, 1952. He was the son of Edwin and Charlotte (Chotsie) (Griffith) Lefevre of East Dorset. He was a graduate of Burr & Burton, class of 1970. He had worked as a welder in the construction industry most of his life. More recently he had worked as a Nurse’s Aide for T.L.C. out of Burlington. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and people. Grant was a people person.

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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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