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01/19/09

Anthony L. Susco

MOUNT HOLLY/VERGENNES — Anthony L. Susco, 63, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at Rutland Regional Hospital.

He was born Jan. 5, 1946, in Burlington, the son of Joseph and Beatrice (Blaise) Susco.

Obituaries 1/15/09

Kolona O. “Kony” (Corliss) Zeno

BRISTOL, Vt./FRANKLIN, Va. — Kolona O. “Kony” (Corliss) Zeno, 76, of Franklin, Va., died Nov. 30, 2008, in her sleep. Her husband, Howard R. Zeno, 77, also of Franklin, died four days later on Dec. 4, 2008, also in his sleep.

Obituaries 01/08/09

Patrick Henry Liberty

WESTFORD — Patrick Henry Liberty, 78, of Westford, died on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Northwestern Medical Center Hospital in St. Albans following a courageous battle with cancer and heart disease.

He was born in Starksboro on April 18, 1930, the son of the late Earl and Mary (Wright) Liberty. He married Marguerite Culver on Jan. 15, 1956, in Starksboro.

His family says he was an outdoorsman who loved horses and chickens, four-wheeling, hunting and snowmobiles.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marguerite; two sons, Ricky and wife Brenda of Fair Haven and Ronald of Fair Haven, former daughter-in-law, Lisa, daughter Anne of Winooski; three grandchildren, including Patrick of Westford, who was raised by his grandparents; a great-grandchild who will be born in July 2009; a brother, Barnet of Huntington; a sister, Elizabeth Peno and husband Reginald of Vergennes; sister-in-law, Nina Liberty of St. Albans; and many nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Lillian, and two brothers, Elenzer and Harold.

A memorial service will be held at the Red Brick Meeting Church in Westford at noon on Jan. 10. Burial will be private. Donations may be sent to Mrs. Marguerite Liberty, 694 Woods Hollow Road, Westford, VT 05494.


Edward Raymond Grant Jr.

LIBBY, Mont. — Edward Raymond Grant Jr., 61, of Libby, Mont., died unexpectedly on Dec. 29, 2008.

He was born in Hancock on June 15, 1947, the son of Edward and Helen (Faivre) Grant. He lived in East Middlebury for many years and attended local schools. He spent the last few years living in Libby.

Obituaries 01/05/09

Ronald William White

VERGENNES — Ronald William White, 47, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.

He was born Jan. 2, 1961, in Burlington, the son of William and Esther (Martell) White.

He drove for many years for ACTR and made many friends. Friends say he will be missed dearly and that he was a very giving and caring individual to many and all and would do anything he could to help his fellow man.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Linda White of Vergennes; a stepson, Scott Whitney and wife Mary of Charlotte; three brothers, Ricky White and wife Audrey of Vergennes, Richard Clark and wife Penny of St. George, William Clark and wife Betty of Bristol; a sister, Robin Warner and husband Tim of Panton; sisters-in-law Helen Barrows and husband Clifford of Vergennes, Shirley Barrows and husband Ray of St. George, Yvonne Lafrance and husband Moe of Milton, and Deanna Lunn and husband Roger of Illinois; two brothers-in-law, Chet Clark and wife Debbie of Bethel and Andy Clark and wife Gloria of Northfield; six grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Monday morning, Jan. 5, at Victory Baptist Church in Vergennes, with interment at Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church, Vergennes, VT 05491.


Kathleen Diane “Kat” Myrick

BRIDPORT — Kathleen Diane “Kat” Myrick, 57, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008.

Born Jan. 14, 1951, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Frederick A. and Kathryn M. (Giard) Myrick.

Obituaries 01/01/09

 Ruth Ann Sears

VERGENNES — Ruth Ann Sears, 66, of Vergennes, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington.

Ruth Ann was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., on Nov. 29, 1942 and resided in Vergennes most of her life. Ruth Ann’s passions were her family and friends, cooking, fishing and watching her birds.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Edward Sears; a son, Charles Sears; a daughter, Christine Hayden; a brother, John Baker of Ferrisburgh; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, Clarence Baker, and her mother, Ruth Baker.

Funeral services were held on Dec. 20 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, VT 05446, or the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, VT 05491.


James Robinson

BRANDON — James Robinson, 65, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Danbury, Conn., on Feb. 11, 1943, the son of James and Helen (Gillfoil) Robinson Sr.

He received his early education in local Danbury schools. He worked as a security guard at Green Security Service in Danbury for many years. He retired in 1989 due to a disability.

In 2006, he relocated from Adams, Mass., to Brandon.

He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Danylieko, of Orwell, and four grandchildren.

A private graveside committal service and burial will take place at a later date in Adams, Mass.


William Levi “Billy” Reed Sr.

BRANDON — William Levi “Billy” Reed Sr., 74, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Obituaries 12/24/08

William L. “Billy” Reed Sr.

BRANDON — William L. “Billy” Reed Sr., 74, of Brandon died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

The funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at 1 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon.

There are no public calling hours.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to The Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.

A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Independent.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.


Marjorie Hickey

WEYBRIDGE — Marjorie Hickey, 77, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at her home, surrounded by family.

She was born April 24, 1931, in Suplee, Penn., the daughter of the late C. Lloyd and E. Viola (Millard) Emery. Formerly of Downingtown, Penn., she relocated to Vermont in early 2004 to be closer to her family.

She graduated from Downingtown High School in 1949. She then attended classes at Franklin & Marshall College before she went on to become the Assistant Director of Personnel at the VA Medical Center in Coatesville, Penn.

She was married to the late Lester G. Daily of Parkesburg, Penn., in 1951. They had one child, James L. Daily, before divorcing in 1973. She was later remarried to Thomas Hickey of Downingtown, Penn. They divorced after 23 years of marriage.

After 30 years at the VA hospital she retired and later owned and operated On-The-Go Travel in Exton, Penn., for ten years. According to her family, traveling was always a great passion of hers and throughout her life she journeyed to countries all around the world. She also had great love for cats, especially Booty.

Obituaries 12/22/08

Paul Albert Larrow Sr.

BRISTOL — Paul Albert Larrow Sr., 84, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home in Burlington.

He was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Vergennes, the son of Howard and Inza (Roberts) Larrow.

He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Bristol. He farmed in New Haven for 64 years.

He is survived by two children, Nancy Godard and husband Paul Marcel of South Burlington and Paul A. Larrow Jr. and wife Ruth of Williston; a brother, Julius H. Larrow and wife Midge of Middlebury; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Lenore, on Jan. 4, 2001.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, at St. Ambrose Church in Bristol. Interment will be in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. There will be no public calling hours.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Vermont, 372 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495.


Doris (Pierce) Conway

MONKTON — Doris (Pierce) Conway died Dec. 16, 2008, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

Born at home on July 29, 1919, in Starksboro, she was the daughter of the late Marble and Annetta Pierce. She lived in Starksboro until she met and married the love of her life, Charles E. Conway. They were married for 54 years until his death in 1997.

She was an active member of the Friend’s Church in Monkton for many years. She was involved with the Sunday school, vacation Bible school and many other aspects of the church. During the late 1980s she and her husband began attending Trinity Baptist Church in Williston. She worshiped there until the onset of her illness.

Obituaries 12/18/08

Jean Arlie (Whittemore) Whitman

MIDDLEBURY — Jean Arlie (Whittemore) Whitman died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at Porter Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.

Born and raised in Ripton, she was the daughter of Harold and Bernice (Billings) Whittemore. She and her two sisters grew up exploring the hills and valleys of Ripton and Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Campus. She attended Ripton’s two-room schoolhouse until transferring to Middlebury in seventh grade. In high school, she pitched for the softball team.

After graduation, she married her husband, Raymond, and moved to Middlebury. Together they raised four children. She was active in the Valley Bible Church of East Middlebury. Her family says she loved flower gardening and was famous for her baked beans. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and rug hooking, as well as doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her four children, Lynn, Gary, Robin and Scott; and a sister, Patricia Hunter, of Lexington, Mass.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, and a sister, Lorraine Malzac.

A service in her memory will be held on Friday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m., at the Valley Bible Church in East Middlebury. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association or the Valley Bible Church.


Dorothy H. Weber

MIDDLEBURY — Dorothy H. Weber, 95, of Middlebury died peacefully Dec. 11, 2008, at the Helen Porter Health Care and Rehabilitation Memory Unit with her son and daughter-in-law at her bedside. She was born on Aug. 8, 1913, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Martha and Simon Erikson. Her parents were both born in Finland, and she was a loyal Finn, but America held her heart.

Obituaries 12/15/08

Robert E. Pechie

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Robert E. Pechie, 75, of Minnesott Beach, N.C., passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, due to a blood clot from an earlier surgery, at Northside Hospital in Alpharetta, Ga.

He was born in Queens Village, N.Y., on April 3, 1933, the son of the late Anna Thrasher Pechie and Theodore Pechie. He was also predeceased by a brother Ted Pechie of Lincoln, Vt.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Evelyn Pechie, originally from Islip Long Island, N.Y.; four children, James DeMilt and wife Lisa of Lincoln; Rene Pechie-Bougor and husband Michael of Middlebury; Sherraine Pechie and Steve Hartman of Alpharetta and Robert Pechie Jr. and wife Karen of Newport, N.C.; four grandchildren, Jeremy Bougor, Amanda DeMilt and  Kati and Kelli Kayhart, all of Vermont; also, a brother Joseph Pechie and wife Nancy of Luray, Va.; sister-in-law Gail Thorpe-Guy of New Bern, N.C., along with many nieces and nephews; his two beloved Miniature Schnauzers, Meeka and Schnapps; and many special friends.

As a young man he served overseas for the U. S. Army. He met his wife in Long Island and married in Hauppauge, N.Y. A few years later they moved to Vermont to raise their family and he built custom homes. He also enjoyed dairy farming on Shaker Mountain in Starksboro, Vt. They moved to North Carolina in 1982 where he was an engineering technician at the facility maintenance department at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C., retiring in 1996.

In the summers he and his wife and dogs would travel to Salisbury to enjoy the sunsets at their home he built on Lake Dunmore. He loved spending time with family, working with his hands creating beautiful clocks, birds, rocking chairs and many other crafts. There was always a new project just around the corner. He also enjoyed landscaping and golfing with family and friends. No matter the task he was always there with a helping hand.

Obituaries 12/11/08

Jacqueline C. Ziegler

MIDDLEBURY — Jacqueline C. Ziegler, 85, died early Saturday morning, Nov. 29, at her home with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late John N. and Edna (Schlesinger) Stone.

Formerly of Devon, Penn., Jacqueline relocated to Vermont to be closer to her family in 2004. Jacqueline attended the Minneapolis Art Institute and the Boston Museum School.

She was a well-known artist who illustrated dozens of children’s books, and painted hundreds of watercolor and oil portraits and still lifes. Her art has been shown in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York and recently at the Ilsley Library in Middlebury. She was a supporter of the Southern Poverty Law Center and for many years was the UNICEF collection chair for Chester County in suburban Philadelphia.

Jacqueline was a former dance teacher and an exhibition dancer for the Arthur Murray Show. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed searching for antique treasures, reading good mystery stories and spending time with her family.

Jacqueline is survived by her son, Larry Ziegler-Otero and his wife Wanda Otero-Ziegler, of Bridport, and her granddaughter, Rosa J. Ziegler, of Bridport. She was predeceased by her husband James F. Ziegler, who died in 1992, and by her brother, Lawrence S. Cooke. A Quaker memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. at Havurah House. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice at P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.


Edward (Hap) B. Phillips

BRISTOL — Edward (Hap) B. Phillips, 79, who previously resided in Bristol, died Mon., Dec. 8, at Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. He was born May 5, 1929, in Lincoln, the son of Charles and Mildred (Poland) Phillips.

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