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Luella Wolfreys

DORCHESTER, Mass./MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Luella Adele (Foster) Wolfreys, 88, died at her home in Dorchester, Mass., Thursday, April 8, 2010.

Services were held at Dolan’s Funeral Home in Dorchester, Mass. Interment was private.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

She was born in Middlebury on Aug. 1, 1921. She was the daughter of Theodore and Nina (Chaffee) Foster and the wife of the late William F. Wolfreys.

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John Drake

BENSON — John A. “Jack” Drake Jr., 63, died Tuesday evening, April 13, 2010, at his home in Benson surrounded by his family after a brief illness.

A fraternal service was held on Saturday, April 17, at the Bridport Masonic Hall. Burial followed in Weybridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a local Masonic lodge or Shriners Hospital

Online condolences may be offered at www.ducharmefuneralhome.com.

He was born Aug. 8, 1946, in Bridgeport, Conn., the son of the late John A. and Norma (Crowther) Drake Sr.

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Lucy Gardner

MIDDLEBURY — Lucy Anne (Case) Gardner, 76, died at the Helen Porter Nursing Home on Sunday, April 11, 2010, after a prolonged illness.

There will be a “Celebration of Lucy’s Life” service at the Counseling Service of Addison County Friday, May 14, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Counseling Service of Addison County, c/o Robert Thorn, 89 Main St., Middlebury, VT 05753.

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Marion Spencer

ADDISON — On Friday, April 16, Marion Wood Spencer died peacefully in her home in Addison where she lived for 70 years. She was surrounded by loving family. Calling hours will be at her home at 3640 Route 22A in Addison from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. Funeral services will be held at the Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 South Water Street, Vergennes, on Friday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. See this Thursday's Addison Independent for obituary.

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Lucille Grabski

MONKTON — Lucille Grabski, 91, of Monkton died suddenly at her home on April 3, 2010. She was born in Chicago on Oct. 2, 1918, the daughter of Leon J. and Pearl (Szudarski) Kraft.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1998; her parents; her brothers, Chester, Norbert, and Everett; and her sister, Leona Dudka.

In May the family will hold a private memorial to celebrate her life. She is greatly missed by all who loved her.

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Richard Newton

CAREYVILLE, Tenn. — Richard “Dick” Newton, 75, of Careyville, formerly of East Middlebury and Orwell, died April 7, 2010, at Mercy Hospice Center in Knoxville.

A memorial service will be held in East Middlebury at a later date.

Contributions can be made in his memory to Mercy Hospice Center, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1935, in East Middlebury, Vt., the son of Robert and Margaret (Blair) Newton.

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Paul Pidgeon

BRANDON — Paul Steven Pidgeon II, 32, died Friday, April 9, 2010, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., as a result of injuries sustained in an ATV accident on April 7 in Brandon. Due to the circumstances of this tragic event, his family made the decision to donate his organs in hopes of helping others.

He was born on June 26, 1977, in Rutland, the son of Paul S. and Joan (Keith) Pidgeon.

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William Rader

SHOREHAM — William “Bill” Rader, 93, died peacefully on April 13, 2010, at his home in Shoreham after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

There will be no public service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753, or American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Vermont Chapter, 1 South Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401.

Online guestbook memorials may be made at www.sandersonfuneralserivce.com.

He was born May 11, 1916, in Reading, Mass.

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John Thompson

MIDDLEBURY — Dr. John Stephen Thompson, 86, died April 12, 2010, at The Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury following a brief period of hospice care.

A memorial service was held Thursday, April 15, at 1 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury. The family asks that instead of flowers a donation be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice Services.

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Roger Bird

FOREST DALE — Roger Frederick Bird, 84, died peacefully at his home Thursday morning, April 8, 2010, surrounded by his loving wife and children.

It was his wish to have a private memorial service. Interment will be at the Forest Dale Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to Rutland Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, VT 05701, or the Addison County Humane Society, 236 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753.

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