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PETER MORRIS

WEST FERRISBURGH — Peter DuBois Morris went into the light on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, a fitting date for someone whose birthday was on Halloween.

He was born in New York City in 1943, the son of Mary Brewster (Derby) Morris and DuBois Schanck Morris Jr. He was educated at Darrow, Blair Academy, and at Syracuse University. His love of skiing brought him to Vermont, where he practiced architecture for many years. In 1977, he married Pennie Beach and they lived together at Basin Harbor.

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WILLIAM BARNARD

MIDDLEBURY — William H. Barnard, age 94, died Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury, Vermont. He was born on Sept. 3, 1920, in North Arlington, N.J., the fourth son of Alfred and Anna (Eckhardt) Barnard. He was a graduate of Hasbrouck Heights High School in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., where he met his future wife, Jean Ackerly, and Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., class of 1942.

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ALTON BROWN SR.

STARKSBORO — Alton P. Brown Sr., 62, died after a courageous battle with terminal cancer on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation in Colchester with his loved ones by his side.

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RUTH BUTLER

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa. — Ruth M. Butler, 86, a resident of Peter Becker Community in Harleysville, Pa., died on Feb. 23, 2015. 

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FREDERICK LOWD SR.

NEW HAVEN — Frederick “Fred” E. Lowd Sr. passed away at his residence in New Haven on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, after a battle with cancer.

Born July 28, 1927, in Haverhill, Mass., the son of the Rev. Harry and Katherine (Dennison) Lowd, Fred was a 1947 graduate of Bristol Agricultural School in Bristol, Mass. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United State Navy and proudly served during WWII. Fred went on to marry his wife of 59 years, Erma (Burrington) on Feb. 25, 1956, in South Easton, Mass.

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ROGER MCQUEEN

BRANDON — Roger Bruce McQueen, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Brandon. He was born on Aug. 9, 1927, in Port Washington, N.Y., the son of Robert and Elin Kristin (Gustafson) McQueen.

He was raised in Port Washington, graduated from Port Washington High School and attended Nassau Community College, Long Island, N.Y. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17. He served in World War II and was called back for the Korean War. He served seven years total.

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ESTHER MILLER

CAPE CORAL, Fla./VERGENNES, Vt. — Esther Bristol Miller died on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Cape Coral Hospice House, Cape Coral, Fla.

She was born in Vergennes, Vt., on April 18, 1930, the daughter of the late Walter and Johanna (Duggan) Bristol.

She is survived by her three children, Deborah Vezina of Las Cruces, N.M., Jeffrey Yandow of North Ferrisburgh, Vt., and Cynthia Strojny of Savannah, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Howard.

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PETER MORRIS

WEST FERRISBURGH — Peter DuBois Morris went into the light on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, a fitting date for someone whose birthday was on Halloween.

He was born in New York City in 1943, the son of Mary Brewster (Derby) Morris and DuBois Schanck Morris Jr. He was educated at Darrow, Blair Academy, and at Syracuse University. His love of skiing brought him to Vermont, where he practiced architecture for many years. In 1977, he married Pennie Beach and they lived together at Basin Harbor.

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PHILIP O’BRIEN II

FERRISBURGH — Philip J. O’Brien II, 52, of Ferrisburgh died Feb. 21, 2015, surrounded by family and friends.

He was born Sept. 11, 1962, in Middlebury. He graduated from Vergennes Union High School and trained at Wyoming Technical as a diesel mechanic.

Returning home, he worked at the family business, Lebeau & O’Brien Oil Co., and started his own company, Second Change Movers, which he operated for 12 years.

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GEORGE ‘DUTCH’ SEIFERT

ORWELL — George Ernest “Dutch” Seifert, 91, of Orwell died peacefully on Feb. 20, 2015. Born in North Guilford, Conn., on April 2, 1923, he was the son of the late George F. and Nellie (Thody) Seifert. He attended the North Guilford Schools. He married Marion E. Kelsey on April 14, 1956.

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