STARKSBORO — Thomas Chamberlain, 68, of Starksboro, died on Jan. 30, 2013, in Lake Placid, Fla., after a long and courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He maintained his love of and zest for life throughout his struggle.
He was born on Aug. 24, 1944, in Vergennes, the son of Carl and Lila (O’Bryan) Chamberlain. He was married on May 19, 1962, in Bristol to Patricia Grant.
MONKTON — William Henry Smith, 85, of Monkton died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Kim and Gary Smith’s home in Bristol.
He was born Sept. 21, 1927, in Monkton, the son of Eli and Betsy White Smith.
His family says his hobbies were hunting, fishing, woodworking, and gardening. He loved animals and he had a good sense of humor.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Germany.
MONKTON — Michael S. Majarian, 80, of Monkton, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.
He was born in Colchester on Feb. 6, 1932, the son of Michael and Lena (Francis) Majarian. He was educated in Colchester schools and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On Aug. 27, 1955, he was married Barbara Baker in Winooski. She predeceased him on Feb. 14, 2005.
WHITING — Tina M. Jerome, 42, a resident of Whiting for the past five years, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Porter Hospital, Middlebury.
Born in Rutland on Jan. 19, 1971, she was the daughter of Linwood C. and Barbara J. (McGraw) Kennett.
She previously lived in East Middlebury and was a homemaker. Her family says she had a fondness for animals and particularly horses.
MIDDLEBURY — Barbara Wheelock of Middlebury died peacefully on Jan. 28, 2013. Her last month was spent at home as she wished, surrounded by the love of her family.
Born at home in South Lincoln on May 20, 1924, she was the daughter of Earl H. and Lucy Belle Lathrop Kelton.
WINDSOR —Norma Madelene Howland, 94, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Pines at Rutland.
SALISBURY — Elaine Annette Holbrook, age 75, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at her home in Salisbury.
Elaine Holbrook was born in Middlebury on Aug. 12, 1937. She was the daughter of Concetto and Dorothy (Bigelow) Poalino. She grew up in Middlebury where she received her early education and had attended Middlebury High School.
MIDDLEBURY — Joyce Lorraine Brousseau, 87, died peacefully at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on Jan. 30, 2013.
She was born in Manchester on May 15, 1925. She was the daughter of Randolph and Pearl (Hall) Jones. She grew up on the farm of the former Brandon Training School where her father was the farm manager and supervisor. She graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1943, and received her R.N. from Rutland Hospital School of Nursing in 1946.
MIDDLEBURY — I. Kathleen Cone, 92, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.
She was born July 25, 1920, in Stockbridge, the daughter of Jessie J. and Hattie Belle (Boutwell) Davis.
She attended the Ranney School and graduated from Whitcomb High School in 1939. Following her education she worked at Cone Automatic in Windsor for a short time. She married Harold S. Cone on Jan. 1, 1942, in Bethel.
RIPTON — Suzanne Cecelia Gion Sampson, 52, passed away on Jan. 23, 2013, after a valiant struggle with cancer. She was born on Christmas Eve, 1960, in Park Ridge, Ill., the daughter of George and Suzanne (Barnes) Gion.
She grew up in Winnetka, Ill., attended California College of Art and graduated from Trinity College in Burlington. She worked for Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, and was known for her genuine kindness in assisting people in need.
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