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ROY THOMAS TUCKER, JR.

PUTNAM STATION, N.Y./ VERGENNES — Roy Thomas Tucker, Jr., “Tom, Diddo & Papa Tom,” passed away on the afternoon of Saturday, July 9, 2016, surrounded by the love of his family, and while family sang him one of his favorite songs. He was born on December 22, 1944, to Roy Sr., and Ruth (Remele) Tucker. Tom was predeceased by both his parents, Roy Tucker Sr. in 1968, and Ruth (Remele) Tucker Ringer in 1999.

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JASON R. RUSSELL

STARKSBORO — Jason R. Russell, 36, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. He was born February 12, 1980, in Middlebury, the son of Ernest and Sally (Vincent) Russell. He graduated from Mt Abraham High School in Bristol and Wyotech in Florida.

Jason had a great love of the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed hiking with his family.

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COLEEN FORBES

MIDDLEBURY — Coleen Forbes (Gleason), 68, of Middlebury died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in her home, surrounded by her family, after a battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 27, 1948, the daughter of Neil and Shirley (Moore) Gleason.

 A resident of Middlebury for most of her life, Coleen attended Champlain College and worked at Mary Hogan Elementary School for 33 years. She was married to her loving husband, Winston “Wink” Forbes, for 46 years.

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WILLAM A. FIELD

MIDDLEBURY — William A. Field, a longtime resident of Middlebury who died peacefully at Helen Porter Nursing Home on Feb. 2, will be remembered at a memorial service to be held at Gage Cemetery in Ferrisburgh on Saturday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. A post-funeral reception will be held at the American Legion in Vergennes.

All those who knew him are invited to join family and friends in celebrating his life. ◊

BARBARA LESSARD

BURLINGTON — Barbara Ann (Francis) Lessard, 79, formerly of Vergennes and Shelburne, died on June 28, 2016, at Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home in Burlington.

She was born on June 7, 1937, in Shelburne, the third and youngest daughter of the late Solomon James and Laura Pauline (Lassor) Francis.

She graduated from Shelburne High School, class of 1956. She worked at the Shelburne Museum and Shelburne Corp., and was assistant manager for Valley View Apartments in Vergennes where she lived.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Vergennes.

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MARTHA 'MARTY' ROPER

WEYBRIDGE, VT/NEW HAVEN, CONN. — Martha (Marty) Roper, M.D., beloved friend and family member, brilliant physician and epidemiologist known for tackling some of the world’s most pressing health problems, died from lung cancer on June 28 surrounded by family and friends. She was 64.

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MARY NELSON

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Mary Agnes Nelson, 89, of Kennebunk, formerly of Middlebury, Vt., died peacefully on a cool, starry night at her home on July 2, 2016. She was surrounded by the things she loved most, her family, books, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, postcards from grandchildren who travel the world, recipes and love. She persevered over the last several years to remain home where she wanted to be.

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WAYNE PLATT

BRANDON — Wayne Chester Platt, age 78, died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Mountain View Center in Rutland.

Mr. Platt was born in Middlebury on Oct. 11, 1937. He was the son of Chester and Helen (Humphrey) Platt. He grew up in Brandon where he received his early education, and graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1955.

Feb. 21, 1955, he married Charlotte Greeno in Rutland. They made their home in Brandon. Mrs. Platt predeceased him Feb. 22, 2006.

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CHRISTOPHER MORRISON SHAMBURG

FERRISBURGH, Vt. /CYPRESS, Texas — Morrison Shamburg Christopher David was violently taken from us and this world on June 3. One never too far from the other, his brother J.T. tried to no avail to save him. Chris was born on Aug. 29, 1992, first thing in the morning, raring to go (he was even breech!), in Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego.

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RUTH STEWART

MIDDLEBURY — Ruth L. (Sawyer) Stewart died in Middlebury on June 30, 2016, at the age of 82.

Ruth was born on June 9, 1934, in Newport to Rodney and Alice (Cole) Sawyer. She graduated from Hardwick Academy, Hardwick. She married Bernard Stewart June 27, 1952, in East Hardwick. Ruth retired from the Middlebury College Human Resources Department in 1993.

Ruth was an avid gardener and crafter.

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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).

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