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Frank Edward Bigelow Jr.

MIDDLEBURY — Frank Edward Bigelow Jr., 81, of Middlebury, Vt., passed away peacefully on June 30, 2018 at the Vergennes Residential Care home. He was born on October 5, 1936 to Frank E. Bigelow, Sr. and Elizabeth (Fresn) Bigelow in Colchester, Vt.

Frank attended Vergennes High School. He served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean war as a mechanic, and an M.P. Frank worked on local farms and was a driver for William P. Holdman Dairy Transport.

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Arthur Lee Flemings Sr.

LINCOLN — Arthur Lee Flemings Sr., 75, passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at his home in Lincoln, Vt. He was born on May 9, 1943, in Lincoln, the son of Leonard A. and Rena P. (Martell) Flemings.

Patricia Dawn Grimes

LINCOLN — Patricia Dawn Grimes, age 83, of Lincoln, Vt., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. She passed away peacefully in her home just a half mile from the house where she grew up.

Patricia was born on October 28, 1934, to Clifford and Delia Masterson. She was the oldest of three children. She married her husband Howard on June 27, 1958, and together they raised three daughters on a small farm just down the road from where she grew up.

Yvonne Francis Johns

SUDBURY — Yvonne Frances Johns, 72, passed away at home on June 19, 2018.

Yvonne was born in Jacksonville, Fla., to Abraham F. Johns and Catherine Johns (O’Steen). Yvonne was a retired nurse and mental health counselor. She is survived by her beloved spouse, Pat, her mother and four siblings, a niece and two nephews. Yvonne loved her friends, family, the Florida beach, the Green Mountains of Vermont, her log cabin, the water and all things nautical, and adventure in any form.

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Stacy Ann Ransom

RUTLAND — Stacey Ann (Brace) Ransom, 47, passed away at Rutland Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family on June 19, 2018 as a result of medical complications after years of health issues.

Stacey was born on January 18, 1971, to Sylvia (Kimball) LeClair and Whalen Brace of Vergennes, and was raised along with her five siblings by her mother and beloved stepfather Charles “PeeWee” LeClair in Ferrisburgh. Stacey attended Vergennes Union High School.

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Maria Suzanne Kane

STARKSVILLE, Miss. — Maria Suzanne Kane, 51, lost her courageous battle with colon cancer on June 11, 2018, in Starksville, Miss. Maria’s birth name was Nam Mi Sun. She was born in Inchon, Korea in 1967 and adopted by Maureen and Frank Kane of Middlebury, in 1977. She grew up in Middlebury and graduated from MUHS in 1987. After high school she worked various jobs, mostly in the restaurant trade managing restaurants in Connecticut, North Carolina and Mississippi.

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Patricia Elzinga

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Patricia (Pat) Elzinga was called to her heavenly home on May 11, 2018, in Alexandria, Va.

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Michael J. Drescher

FERRISBURGH — Michael J. Drescher, 61, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family in Ferrisburgh, VT, on Monday, June 4, 2018. He was born on June 17, 1956, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Margaret (Modarelli) and Warren Drescher.

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Madeline B. Burns

MIDDLEBURY — Madeline B. Burns, 94, formerly of Brandon, died early Saturday morning June 23, 2018, at EastView Terrace in Middlebury.

She was born December 19, 1923 in Springfield, Mass., the daughter of Ralph and Louise (Beedle) Spaulding.

Madeline was a clerical worker in Chittenden Bank for many years and also at Co-Operative Insurance. She was a former member of the New Haven Congregational Church and former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Middlebury and Bristol.

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Charles Allen Adams

ELLICOT CITY, Md. — Charles (Chuck) Allen Adams, 80, of Ellicott City, Md., died June 21, 2018.

Born in Middlebury, Vt. to the late Charles and Catherine Adams (nee Allen), Chuck attended Middlebury College and earned his bachelors degree from the University of Vermont. He then earned his master’s at Syracuse University. After a career in Radio and TV, Chuck went from the VT Army National Guard to active duty Army, where he retired as a rank of Major.

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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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