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Anita Cirillo, 88, of Middlebury and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Anita Alberta Cirillo, age 88, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 23, 2019, at Embrace Hospice House in Myrtle Beach, S.C., after a long battle with cancer. She was the wife of Frank J. Cirillo with whom she shared 67 years of marriage.

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Joanna Carrara, 78, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Joanne “Nanna” LaPenna Carrara, age 78, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Jan. 23, 2019, in Englewood, Fla.

Joanne was born on Nov. 6, 1940, into an Italian immigrant family in Proctor, Vt. She was the first child of the late Annina Carmen Manganelli LaPenna and the late Albert Francis LaPenna, and grew up surrounded by family, food, and a strong immigrant work ethic.

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Gerald C. Blair of Ferrisburgh

FERRISBURGH — Gerry Blair’s family are sad to announce that he passed away on Jan. 22, 2019.

He was the son of Harvey and Iris Prouty Blair of Grand Isle and spent many happy years growing up on the shores of Lake Champlain.

Gerry graduated from South Burlington High School, where he made lifelong friends.

He worked for Gardeners Supply, where he met his wife Pamela, and they were married on Valentines Day 1998 in Ferrisburgh, Vt. He then worked at Ferrisburgh Central School where he was a friend to both young and old.

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Edward David Blair, 74, of Bristol

BRISTOL — Edward David Blair (Eddie), 74, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

He was born Oct. 25, 1944, in Middlebury, the son of Paul K. and Theresa (Sullivan) Blair.

Eddie enlisted in the United States Navy after graduating from Shoreham High School and also joined Vermont National Guard after the Navy.

He worked at Shoreham Apple CO-OP and Shelburne Limestone, where he just retired after 21 years.

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Foster A. McEdward, 97, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Foster A. McEdward, “Mac,” passed away peacefully in his home in Middlebury, Vt., on Thursday, Jan. 17, surrounded by his family. After a long, full life of adventure, Mac’s passing brings much awaited relief from his extended bout of neuralgia from shingles late in life.

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Lori P. McDurfee of Starksboro

STARKSBORO — Lori P. McDurfee of Starksboro passed away Jan. 21, 2019, at UVM Medical Center after a hard fought battle.

She was surrounded by family, close friends, and the caring staff she had worked with for over 20 years.

She is preceded by her husband David McDurfee and survived by her life partner David Butler, her extended children Shawna and Josh, and her children Trisha Smith, Heather Garcia and Danial McDurfee and her grandchildren who brought her endless joy Alyssa, Logan, John David, Liliana, Rowan and Oaklynn.

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Theodore J. Markut, 94, Bridport summer resident

SHELTON, Conn., — Theodore J. Markut, age 94, passed away on Jan. 20, 2019, at his home in Shelton, Conn., where he was born on Nov. 4, 1924. He joined the Marines during WWII, returned and started an oil delivery business. He met Jeanne Roberge and  married in 1949. Together they raised five children, Colette McNamara, Marilyn LeVasseur, Denise, Ted and Tony Markut.

Ted was a true friend to all, loved telling stories and spending time with  his family and twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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Greg Kirby, 75, of Panton

PANTON — It is with saddened hearts the family announces the passing of Gregory E. Kirby after a brief illness on January 21, 2019, at the age of 75.

Greg was born in Burlington, Vt., to Warren and Eileen Kirby. He was predeceased by his sister Patricia Maier and brother John Kirby. He graduated from Vergennes Union High School. He grew up on his parents’ farm and worked there until the cows were sold. He worked in many agriculture businesses, including district sales managers for Kerr-McGee, Oliver White, and Patz farm equipment.

Holly A. Goodale, 62, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Holly A. Goodale, 62, of Middlebury, died on Jan. 18, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born on Dec. 28, 1956, in Meriden, Conn., the daughter of Harold and Eleanor (Watrous) Stillwaggon. Holly received her high school diploma from The Morgan School. Later, she earned an associate’s degree in Secretarial Studies from the Community College of Vermont.

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Matthew John LaFountain, 57, of Brandon

BRANDON — Matthew John LaFountain, 57, died peacefully at his home in Brandon, Vt., on Jan. 10, 2019, where he resided with his foster parents, Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Jennifer Hobbs.

Mr. LaFountain was born in Johnstown, Pa., on June 16, 1961. He moved with his family to Vermont in 1969 and, being one of the pioneering students under the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, graduated from a Vocational/Technical program at Rutland High School in 1982. 

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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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