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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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Richard Lyter

NEWPORT, Pa. — Richard W. Lyter Sr., 78, of Buffalo Township, Newport, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in the Holy Spirit Hospital.

He was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Cumberland County to the late Albert and Pauline (Wilbar) Lyter.

He was retired from Sears and was a member of the West Fairview United Methodist Church and the Pennsylvania State Hunters Organization Perry Chapter No. 1. He was a longtime PIAA and AFA softball referee. His family says he enjoyed hunting and spending time in the outdoors, helping other people and especially being with his family.

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Marcel Gagnon

ALBANY, N.Y./LINCOLN — Marcel J. Gagnon, 79, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

Marcel was born in Limoges, Ontario, Canada, the son of late Albert and Marguerite (LaCroix) Gagnon. Marcel was educated in Ontario before moving to the state of Vermont.

After serving in the United States Army, he relocated to the Albany, N.Y., area, where he worked for Freihofer’s for several years. Marcel also spent over 20 years with the Teamsters 294, specifically working with PennYan Express.

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Gilbert Austin

BRANDON — Gilbert Truman Austin, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at his home in Brandon.

He was born in Brandon on Aug. 2, 1929. He was the son of John and Maidie (Fuller) Austin. He grew up in Brandon and received his education in local Brandon schools.

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Janice Cousino

BRISTOL — Janice G. Cousino, 72, of Bristol and Homosassa, Fla., died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Fletcher Allen Health Care surrounded by her loving family following a long illness.

She was born in Lincoln on July 9, 1938, the daughter of Harry and Hattie (Pecott) Grant. She moved to Connecticut where she graduated from high school.

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Susan Pickens

RUTLAND — Susan Hattie Pickens, 74, formerly of Brandon, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Haven Manor in Rutland.

She was born in Orange, N.H., on March 6, 1936. She was the daughter of Daniel and Laura (Dorr) Eastman. She received her early education in Orange and Canaan, N.H. schools.

In her earlier years she worked in the housekeeping department at Hanover Hospital. She came with her family to Brandon in 1966 moving from Plainfield, N.H. On March 3, 1969, she married Lee Pickens in Brandon. He predeceased her on July 22, 1989.

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Dawn Lawson

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — Dawn Marie Lawson passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, surrounded by her husband and family.

Beautiful wife of John, and loving devoted mother of Samantha, Matthew and Jason, they lived in Chappaqua, N.Y. Daughter of Phyllis and Tom Lawson, Dawn was born in Newport, Vt., and raised with her siblings Karen, Michael and Pam in Middlebury, Vt. She was a 1984 graduate of the University of Vermont where she majored in Psychology and Social Services.

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Paul Kemp

CORNWALL — Paul M. Kemp, 73, passed away peacefully at home on Friday Feb. 11, 2011.

He was born Sept. 11, 1937, in Salisbury, the son of the late Mason and Etta (Baker) Kemp.

Paul was a graduate of Middlebury High School. He enjoyed mowing his lawns, feeding his birds, gardening, and brushing his cat Troy and was an avid sports watcher. He was an active participant of the Cornwall Congregational Church and a former member of the Cornwall Fire Department.

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Ronald Gorton

BRISTOL — Ronald D. Gorton Sr., 64, of Bristol passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family after a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Hinesburg on Sept. 22, 1946, the son of Ila Pecor and Lyle Gorton.

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Katherine Chase

SHELBURNE — Katherine W. “Kate” Chase, 93, of Shelburne passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. 

Kate was born on April 1, 1917, in Duluth, Minn., the daughter of Raymond J. and Nannie (McCormic) Willcuts. She was raised in Superior, Wis., and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Superior in 1939.

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Ann Broughton

MIDDLEBURY — Ann Reba Broughton, age 76, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at her home surrounded by family and friends, following a prolonged illness.

Ann was born in Cornwall on Aug. 23, 1934; she lived in, and loved, Addison County all her life. She retired from Middlebury College after 31 years, where she enjoyed the interaction with the faculty, students and friends she made there. Ann was a long time league bowler. She loved square dancing and playing cards with friends. She was a voracious reader throughout her life.

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