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William C. Baker Sr.

BRISTOL — William C. Baker Sr., 70, died Sunday morning Oct. 28, 2018, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 4, 1948, in Colchester, Vt., the son of James R. and Bernadette (L’Ecuyer) Baker.

Bill was a graduate of Vergennes High School class of 1967. He married Janice Kennett Nov. 14, 1980. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Vergennes.

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The Reverend Dr. Leon M. Adkins Jr.

MIDDLEBURY — The Reverend Dr. Leon M. Adkins Jr. passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at his home surrounded by his wife Bonnie, family and friends. He was born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island in 1926.

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Virginia (Ginny) Gibbons Welsh

MIDDLEBURY — Virginia (Ginny) Gibbons Welsh, 95, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at her home at the Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury.

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Rev. Leon “Lee” M. Adkins Jr.

MIDDLEBURY — The Rev. Leon “Lee” M. Adkins Jr., 92, died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2018, at his Middlebury residence after a brief illness.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018, at 11 a.m. at The Middlebury United Methodist Church.

A complete obituary will follow in a later edition of the Independent.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.

Michael Allen Whitney

SALISBURY — Michael Allen Whitney, age 62, of Salisbury, died Sept. 9, 2018, at UVM Medical Center in Burlington, following a long illness.

Michael was born in Middlebury on Oct. 3, 1955. He was the son of Russell Henry Whitney and Ernestine Mary Tyrell. He was brought up in Salisbury and attended school in Salisbury and Middlebury. He graduated from Middlebury Union High School, class of 1973. He spent his career working as a carpenter. He enjoyed deer and turkey hunting, bowling, word search and jigsaw puzzles. Mike was a diehard Dallas Cowboy fan.

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Barbara Anna Wells

MIDDLEBURY — Barbara Anna Wells of Middlebury, 97, died peacefully on Oct. 14, 2018, at Shard Villa, her home of recent months. She was born Sept. 16, 1921, in Middlebury, Vt., to Nellie Mae Barnett Wells and Warden Henry Wells.

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Lorraine Ellen Thomas

ORWELL — It is with great sadness that the family of Lorraine Ellen Thomas announces her passing after many years of long-fought illness on October 22, 2018, at the age of 66 years at Mountain View Center in Rutland, Vt.

She was born February 6, 1952, the daughter of Charles and Marian (Vogeley) Leazer of Orwell, Vt.

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Olin Clyde Robison

Olin Clyde Robison, former President of Middlebury College and the Salzburg Seminar, and a member of the Lyndon Johnson Administration

 

BURLINGTON — Olin Clyde Robison, a former president of both Middlebury College and the Salzburg Seminar, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at the age of 82. He had been in poor health for several years and was surrounded by family at the end.

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Reynald L. Godard

ADDISON — Reynald L. Godard passed away Oct. 17, 2018, at Ringer’s Residential Care Home. He was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Crysler, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of Alcide M. Godard and Marie-Rose (Charlebois) Godard.

He married his sweetheart Anita Charlebois on Sept. 3, 1955. Anita passed away March 2, 2005.

He retired from Edlund Co. in 1999.

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Bertha M. Perron

VERGENNES — Bertha M. Perron, 95, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018, at Ringer’s Home Care in Vergennes.

She was born on February 3, 1923, in Williston, VT, the daughter of Wilbur and Mary (Tardie) Boutin.

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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