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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.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

Theresa Turner

POULTNEY — Theresa O. “Tot” Turner, 75, of Poultney, died Tuesday afternoon at the Pines in Rutland following a brief illness.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1942, in Weybridge, the daughter of Joseph A. and Mary (Shackett) D’avignon.

Ms. Turner was an entrepreneur owning and running several businesses, including a bakery in Fair Haven for several years, a flower shop and book store in Poultney and for over 20 years Tot’s Diner in Poultney.

Grace Spring

MIDDLEBURY — Grace Spring moved to Middlebury, Vt., in March of 2017, from Washington, D.C. and resided at EastView in Middlebury. She died at the age of 84 on Thursday, March 29, 2018, of a pulmonary embolism. She was an artist, an activist and a Reiki practitioner.

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Nada May Smith

VERGENNES — Nada May Smith, 92, died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at her home in Vergennes.

She was born Dec. 31, 1925, in Bethel, the daughter of John Anthony and Pearl Isabel (Bessett) McEvila.

She attended schools in Bethel, and business college in Burlington.

She married Howard A. Smith Sr. He predeceased her on June 7, 2002.

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Joseph Anthony Provetto

FERRISBURGH — Joseph Anthony Provetto, 92, died at his home in Ferrisburgh, Vt., on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

He was born Nov. 9, 1925, in Bronx, N.Y. to Sebastiano and Maria (Alberti) Provetto. While attending La Salle Academy in New York City, he was drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1944. He served during World War II in the Pacific as a Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class.

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Barbara Kelton Danforth

TOLLAND, Conn. — During the warm, windy night of April 12, 2018, Barbara Kelton Danforth slipped away in her beloved home in Tolland, Conn., her family nearby.

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Alice Marie Cousino

WILLISTON — Alice Marie (Gevry) Cousino, daughter of Valmore and Aurise (LaFountain) Gevry, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at UVM Medical Center following a brief illness.

 She was surrounded by her family. Alice was born in Actonvale, Quebec, Canada on April 7, 1924. The family moved to the United States when Alice was four and was raised on a farm in Addison, Vt. She attended school in Addison and traveled to Boston and completed cosmetology school.

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Robert Bergesen

MIDDLEBURY — Robert Bergesen, 80, died on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Nov. 1, 1937, the son of Bernhard and Carol (Nelson) Bergesen Jr. He grew up in Princeton, N.J., and graduated from Princeton High School in 1955, Cornell University in 1959, and received an M.B.A. from Cornell in 1961.

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Jay L. Barry

WHITING — Jay L. Barry, 58, of Whiting, Vt., passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at UVM Medical Center. Jay was born on February 29, 1960 to Charles and Mae (Barrows) Barry in Northampton, Mass.

Jay was an avid fisherman, and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He enjoyed hunting and watching NASCAR. His favorite thing was telling stories about all the “BIG” fish he has caught in his short lifetime.

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Kelly J. Sumner

CORNWALL — Kelly J. Sumner, 43, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

She was born June 8, 1974 in Burlington, the daughter of Ellie LaRose and Paul Parent

She went to Vergennes Union High School and graduated in 1995.

Her hobbies were raising her children and caring about other people, for which she had a big heart. She had a love for animals, especially her dog Roxie. She loved going camping in the summer time.

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Barbara Ann Brooker

MIDDLBEURY — Barbara Ann Brooker (Bobbie), 99, of Middlebury, Vt., died on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at The Residence at Otter Creek.

Bobbie was born in Everett, Wash., to Julie and Krickel Carrick. Her early childhood years were spent in Newton, Mass. She graduated from Newton High School and entered Middlebury College, where she met and later married Walter Brooker in 1938.

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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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