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Obituaries

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ANNE HOOVER

MIDDLEBURY — Anne Hoover, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She died peacefully under the loving care of family, Addison County Home Health & Hospice and Helen Porter nurses and aides.

Anne was born Jan. 17, 1927, in New York City, the daughter of Margaret Revell and Loring R. Hoover. Her two sisters, Margaret Trapnell and Lorraine Barstow, predeceased her.

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JOAN MALLOY

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Joan M. Malloy, 67, of East Middlebury died on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family and under the care of Addison County Home Health and Hospice.

She was born on Sept. 9, 1946, in Middlebury, the daughter of the late Willard and Lucielle (Warner) Burns.

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YVONNE “POLLY” SISTERS

FERRISBURGH — Yvonne R. “Polly” Sisters of Ferrisburgh died peacefully on Oct. 5, 2013, at Vergennes Respite Care Home in Vergennes.

She was born March 19, 1927, in Addison, daughter of Sylvester and Elmira Roberts. She grew up in Ferrisburgh on her parents’ farm and graduated from Vergennes High School in 1943. She immediately entered Castleton Teachers College on a fast-track teaching program during World War II, graduating in 1944. She also assisted Earl Collins as mail carrier in Vergennes during this period.

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LAWRENCE “LARRY” STEVENS

BRANDON — Lawrence F. “Larry” Stevens, 74, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at his home in Brandon.

He was born in Norwood, Mass., on Sept. 10, 1939. He was the son of Charles and Ethel (Dumas) Stevens. He came to the Rutland area at an early age with his family. He attended schools in Rutland.

He was a member of the Vermont National Guard for four years prior his enlistment in the United States Navy, where he served four active duty years.

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CATHERINE “KITTY” THOMPSON

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Catherine “Kitty” Riker Thompson, 78, of East Middlebury passed peacefully in her home on Oct. 7, 2013, surrounded by her children and family after a brief illness.

She was born in Princeton, N.J., Dec. 27, 1934, the daughter of Isaac Russell and Gladys Murray Riker. Kitty graduated from Cazenovia College and Fanny Allen School of Nursing. 

She worked at Addison County Home Health for over 30 years. She was a passionate supporter of conservation and environmental-based organizations.

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DIANE CHRISTIAN

BRANDON — Diane Lavoie Christian, 69, of Brandon died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Mountain View Center in Rutland.

She was born in New London, Conn., on Aug. 9, 1944. She was the daughter of John and Margaret (Arens) Lavoie. She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy, class of 1962, and afterward graduated from Holy Ghost School of Nursing in Cambridge, Mass., class of 1963.

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MARJORIE COVEY

MIDDLEBURY — A memorial service for Marjorie L. Covey, who died Sept. 20, 2013, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Middlebury United Methodist Church.  

SAMUEL FRANCOEUR

LEICESTER — Samuel Michael Francoeur, age 20, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, while visiting the home of his grandparents in Ripton.

Sam was born in Middlebury on July 30, 1993, on a day full of beautiful rainbows. He was the son of Paul and Kristin (Holsman) Francoeur. He grew up in Leicester where he received his early education at Leicester Central School. He graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 2011, graduating as part of the National Honor Society. After Otter Valley, Sam attended one year at UVM.

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LOUIS GOKEY

RUTLAND, Vt./MILTON, Ill. — Louis Wilfred Gokey, 85, of Rutland, Vt., and Milton, Ill., died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at the Timberpoint Nursing Home in Camp Point, Ill. He was born Oct. 27, 1929, in West Rutland, Vt., the son of Emery and Delia Greenier Gokey.

He was employed for over 30 years on the farm of Avis and Harold Butler of Bristol, Vt.

He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Leicester, Vt., and the Boy Scouts of Quincy, Ill.

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PAUL LANGLOIS

BURLINGTON — Paul Y. Langlois, 75, died Sept. 24, 2013, at Starr Farm Nursing Home in Burlington.

He attended Catholic school and high school. He worked at Brush Motors and Weyerhaeuser in Hancock.

He attended St. Mary’s Church while living in Middlebury.

He was married to Eva Evans for 30 years.

Surviving are his son, Paul Jr.; sisters Helen Miller of Rutland and Claire Bishop of Morristown, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

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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