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JAMES YELLEN

 

ORWELL — James R. Yellen, 69, of Orwell — and formerly of Westminster, Mass., until moving to Vermont 26 years ago — died peacefully, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in his residence following a long illness.

Born in Gardner, Mass., on Oct. 27, 1942, he was the son of the late Stephen and Helen (Jeleniewski) Yellen.

He was a United States Vietnam War Navy veteran and received the Good Conduct Medal.

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EDYTH STEADY

BRISTOL — Edyth “Tippy” Pidgeon Steady, 74, passed away with her loving husband of 56 years at her side after a short illness. Tippy was born on Sept. 29, 1937, the daughter of Augustus and Kathleen Pidgeon of Salisbury.

Tippy graduated from Middlebury High School in 1955. In 1956, she married James Steady at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury, shortly after he stole her heart on the dance floor. For 33 years Tippy worked for the Bristol Elementary School, where she formed many treasured friendships.

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SUSAN LAFRAMBOISE VERMETTE

MIDDLEBURY, Vt./HUDSON, N.C. — Susan Laframboise Vermette left us to join her parents and sister on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2012, following a dignified journey with cancer.

She was born on July 4, 1954, in Middlebury, the daughter of Guy and Annette Laframboise. Sue was educated in Middlebury schools and attended St. Joseph’s College and Eastern Nazarene College, where she studied music and received two bachelor’s degrees with a focus on early education.

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ROBERT COUSINO

MONKTON — Robert Cousino, 87, of Monkton died suddenly Sept. 15, 2012, in Bristol.

He was born April 10, 1925, in Bristol, to Felix and Delia (Provoncha) Cousino. He grew up on the family dairy farm in Bristol and attended Bristol High School. He married Bridget Gevry on Oct. 18, 1947, in St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Bristol, where he faithfully attended services and volunteered for as long as his health would allow.

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MARGARET “PEG” DRAGON

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Margaret R. “Peg” Dragon, 90, died peacefully on Sept. 14, 2012, at her home in East Middlebury after a long illness. She was born in Ripton on Aug. 10, 1922, to Milo W. and Jennie (Benedict) Masterson.

Growing up, she lived in Ripton, East Middlebury and Salisbury.

She married Ralph E. “Mike” Dragon on Dec. 12, 1944, in Hubbardton. After living briefly in Connecticut during World War II to work in a war factory, they came back to Vermont and settled in East Middlebury. They had six children.

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ASAHEL “ACE” HOFFNAGLE

BRISTOL — Asahel Barton “Ace” Hoffnagle, 66, a resident of Bristol, Vermont, died at home on Sept. 13, 2012. Asahel was born in Middlebury, Vermont, on August 23, 1946, to Stuart B. Hoffnagle and Bessie Norton Hoffnagle.

He graduated from Bristol High School, class of 1964. He entered the Marine Corps in the fall of 1964 and worked as an airplane mechanic. He served one tour in Vietnam and was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant. He returned to his home in Bristol and was employed as a mechanic for many years.

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CHESTER “CHET” KETCHAM

MIDDLEBURY/BRANDON — Chester Sawyer Ketcham, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at The Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury.

He was the son of Olin G. and Ruth (Sawyer) Ketcham. He was born in Salisbury on Dec. 6, 1927, waiting a few weeks for the 1927 flood to subside.

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SHIRLEY LAPORTE

LEICESTER —Shirley Frances LaPorte, 90, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at her home in Leicester.

She was born in Granville, N.Y., on Feb. 9, 1922. She was the daughter of George and Genie (Cone) Taylor.

In her earlier years she worked at Rosen’s National Store in Brandon. Her family says she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, dancing, collecting angels and cooking special treats for family and friends. She enjoyed family gatherings.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Waven Sprague, in 1961.

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BARBARA LEE

BRANDON — Barbara Ann Lee, 80, died September 12, 2012, at Fletcher Allen following a brief illness. She was surrounded by her children and her sister at the time of her passing.

She was born April 19, 1932, in Goshen, the daughter of Carl and Gladys (Cook) Forguites.

She graduated from Brandon High School. She worked for many years as a secretary at the Ayrshire Breeders Association and later for the physiatrist at the Brandon Training School. She also worked for Leicester and Neshobe schools in the lunch program.

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ROSE KILPECK

BRANDON — Rose Marie Kilpeck, 93, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at the Pines at Rutland.

She was born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada, on Dec. 31, 1918. She moved to Barre as a young child. She afterwards moved to Richmond where she received her education.

She married John James Kilpeck in 1945 in Richmond. They had made their home in Brandon since 1959. She worked at the Brandon Training School for more than 30 years. She retired as a dorm superintendent in 1993. Her family says she enjoyed cooking and making homemade breads.

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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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