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Leo Eric Merrill

MIDDLEBURY — Leo Eric Merrill, 57, of Middlebury died Feb. 21, 2012, after a brief illness with cancer.

He was born March 12, 1955, in Middlebury, son of Helen Anne (Wissell) Riley and the late Levi T. Riley, both of Middlebury. He attended schools in Middlebury, graduating from Middlebury Union High School in 1973.

He married Margaret (Sinnock) Merrill Feb. 16, 1980, in the Salisbury Congregational Church.

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Howard C. Foster

MIDDLEBURY —- Howard C. Foster, 92, of Middlebury passed away at his home on Feb. 16, 2012, after a long, full life. Howard was born April 23, 1919, in Middlebury, where he spent his entire life working the land and preserving it for future generations.

He was the son of Theodore and Nina (Chaffee) Foster James. In 2009 he was predeceased by Helen, his loving wife of 65 years.

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Minnie J. (Balch) Crown

 

VERGENNES — Minnie J. (Balch) Crown, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. She was born in Lunenburg on Oct. 25, 1923, daughter of the late Walter W. and Julia (Metcalfe) Balch.

She was married to Merle W. Crown on Oct. 5, 1945. She graduated from McIndoes Academy, McIndoes Falls, Vt., class of 1942, and the Gifford Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Randolph, class of 1945. She became a registered nurse in Vermont working private duty and Volunteer Health Duty. She also worked at the former Weeks School infirmary in Vergennes.

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Edward John Carleton

BRANDON — Edward John Carleton, 63, died on his birthday, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He worked as a machinist for General Electric for many years, retiring in 2009. He served honorably in the United States Army, as a medical corpsman.

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Wilfred James Bissonnette

WILLISTON — Wilfred James Bissonnette of Taft Farms, Williston, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was 94 years old.

He was born at home on Jan. 23, 1918, to Anne (Proulx) Bissonnette and William Bissonnette, in Malone, N.Y. He graduated from nursing school at King City Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1942, where he met his wife, then Halina Blaskowitz.

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Edith A. Bird

BRANDON— Edith A. Bird, 93, of Brandon died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Mountain View Center in Rutland surrounded by her loving family. 

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Joey Edmund Ladd

 

BRANDON — Joey Edmund Ladd, 60, of Brandon died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.

He was born in Middlebury on Sept. 6, 1951. He was the son of Edmund and Anna (Lee-Lopes) Ladd. He grew up in Leicester where he received his early education. He attended Otter Valley Union High School.

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Leon Edward Jackson

ORWELL — Leon Edward Jackson, 64, of Orwell died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

Private memorial services are pending at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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Elaine Briggs Moorby

 

FERRISBURGH — Elaine Briggs Moorby, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

She was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Ferrisburgh, the daughter of Daniel and Mary Bushey Briggs.

She managed the family farm for many years, and she belonged to Champlain Valley Fiddlers and enjoyed playing fiddle.

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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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