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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.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

Catherine Shambo Smith

ELK GROVE, Calif. — Catherine Shambo Smith, age 96, passed away peacefully on Sept. 1, 2018, in Elk Grove, Calif. She was born Catherine Lucy Shambo on May 13, 1922 in Middlebury, Vt. to Ada Harvey and George N. Shambo. She graduated from Middlebury High School followed by Bellevue Nursing School in New York City.

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John E. LaFountain

BRIDPORT — John E. LaFountain, 57, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at his residence in Bridport.

He was born Feb. 17, 1961, in Middlebury, the son of Robert J. and Patricia A. (Fitzgerald) LaFountain.

John attended schools in Weybridge and Middlebury Union High School.

He was a member of the National Mud Race Association and the Antique and Classic Boat Society, Lake Champlain Chapter. John enjoyed woodworking, building things from reclaimed timbers, boat restoration and motor sports.

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Steven Kolaczewski

EDGEWATER, Fla. — Steven Kolaczewski, 64 years young, from Edgewater Fla., (formerly from Bristol, Vt.) died unexpectedly on Sept. 9, 2018. He was born on Nov. 7, 1953, in New Bedford, Mass., to the late Walter John and Barbara (Jean) Kolaczewski.

Steve and Gerry (Barber) Kolaczewski married on Aug. 8, 1992 and recently retired together and moved to the New Smyrna, Fla., area.

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Lawrence Halstead Keyes

FERRISBURGH — Lawrence Halstead Keyes, 77, of Ferrisburgh, a former Rutland resident, died Aug. 30, 2018, at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

He was born in Rutland, June 28, 1941, the son of Atty. Robinson and Dorothy (Halstead) Keyes.

He attended Rutland High School, and graduated from Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass., in 1959, and Dartmouth College in 1963. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1981.

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Lucy Parker Jimmo

NORTH FERRISBURGH — Lucy Parker Jimmo, 91, of North Ferrisburgh, Vt., peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on Sept. 11, 2018.

Lucy was born in the midst of a major snowstorm to Robert and Luna (Field) Parker on Jan. 20, 1927. Childhood summers were spent on Mt. Philo, where her love of Vermont’s natural beauty developed . Growing up she was an avid 4-H member while attending the ‘Hollow School’ (1-8th) and Vergennes High School, where she graduated from in 1945.

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Kathleen Faye Jackson

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Kathleen Faye Jackson (Munson) passed unexpectedly on Aug. 8, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz. Kathy was born in Middlebury, Vt., on Feb. 25, 1958, to William J. Munson Jr. and Joyce E. Munson. 

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Randall Freeman

BRISTOL — Surrounded by his family, Randall Freeman, 73, died at his Bristol home on Sept. 1, 2018.

Born to Albert and Marjorie Freeman on July 7, 1945, in Montpelier, Randall grew up in Middlebury.

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Barbara Lewis Lawton Forth

MIDDLEBURY — Barbara Lewis Lawton Forth, 97, died peacefully Wednesday night Sept. 12, at The Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury, Vt.

She was born in Woodstock, Vt. on April 12, 1921, the daughter of Rupert and Ruth (Blakely) Lewis, successful farmers in Woodstock. Barbara graduated from Woodstock High School in 1939.

Her first husband of 52 years was Dr. Richard Lawton (deceased 1998). They resided near Philadelphia, Pa., and in Schenectady, N.Y. raising two daughters, Anne and Ruth.

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Murray Stavenow

FERRISBURGH — Murray Stavenow, 84, passed away on June 19, 2018 surrounded by family.

He was born in Toronto, Canada, May 18, 1934. He graduated from the  University of New Brunswick with a degree in Forestry and married his college sweetheart, Mary Charlene Hallett, on Sept. 10, 1960.

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Michael Joseph Plankey

VERGENNES — In the early morning of Sept. 13, 2018, surrounded by a houseful of family and friends, Michael Joseph Plankey passed through the gates of Heaven and into the arms of God.

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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).

Obituaries may be e-mailed to: [email protected]
 


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