Lucile Ruth Cousino, 92, of Bristol

BRISTOL — Lucile Ruth Cousino, 92, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Jan. 6, 2022. Lucile was born on Nov. 1, 1929, in New Haven, Vt., the firstborn of the late Leonard and Alice Rheaume Paquette. On June 27, 1949, she married the love of her life Wayne Henry Cousino of New Haven at Saint Peter’s Church in Vergennes, Vt. They were married for 35 years until Wayne passed away unexpectedly in 1984. Lucile and Wayne raised one daughter, Rosemarie Alice Cousino, and resided in Bristol, Vt. … (read more)

Naomi J. Manning, 43, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Naomi J. Manning, 43, of Middlebury, Vermont, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 29, 2021. She was a lifetime resident of Addison County and is the daughter of Joann Lyles and Rick Morin. Naomi worked as the Manager of the Maplefields in Bristo … (read more)

Laurance Charles Wyman, 86, of Weybridge

WEYBRIDGE — Laurance Charles Wyman died on Jan. 4, 2022, at home in Weybridge, Vt. He was born on May 24, 1935, in Summit, N.J., the eldest son of Guy and Esther Wyman. Larry graduated from Carteret School in West Orange, N.J., in 1953 and then attended D … (read more)

Kyle Howard Grant, 25, of Addison

ADDISON — Kyle Howard Grant, 25, of Addison, Vt., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Dec. 31, 2021. Born on Oct. 1, 1996, he is the son of Scott and Betsy (Haven) Grant of Addison. Kyle always faced his difficulties with a “can do” attitude. … (read more)

Charlotte Elizabeth Phillips, 90, Cornwall native

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Charlotte Elizabeth Phillips was born Sept. 6, 1931, on a dairy farm in Cornwall, Vermont. Though she traveled the world and lived many places during her career in the U.S. Army, she was always a rural, farm girl at heart who loved Ve … (read more)

Nelda Ruth Cade, 90, of San Antonio, Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Nelda Ruth Cade was born March 27, 1931, and grew up in San Antonio, Texas. After high school (and one year of college) she joined the U.S. Army and retired in 1975 as a Lt. Colonel. She was posted and trained around Washington, D.C.; … (read more)

Donald Lee Loeffler, 91, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Donald Lee Loeffler, age 91, died on Jan. 1, 2022, at Eastview in Middlebury, Vt. He was born on May 30, 1930, in Piqua, Ohio, the son of Leonard and Loretta (Hemmert) Loeffler. Donald graduated from the University of Dayton in 1952 with a de … (read more)

Nancy Jean James, 58, of Bristol

MIDDLEBURY — Nancy Jean James, 58, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. She was born on Sept. 3, 1963, in Haverhill, Mass., the daughter of Leo and Jean (Baker) DeVoid. Nancy is survived by … (read more)

Harold “Hal” Schafer, 86, former county resident

VENICE, Fla. — Harold I. “Hal” Schafer, 86, died at home in Venice, Fla., on Dec. 22, 2021, after a short battle with leukemia. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 5, 1935, to Alice Schafer and William Schafer. He graduated from Waite High School in 1953 … (read more)

Joan E. Hoxie, 92, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Joan Elizabeth Hoxie, 92, died on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, after a period of declining health. A resident of Middlebury, Vt., Joan was the daughter of the late Frederick and Florence (Gile) Holbrow and was born in Exeter, N.H. During her life s … (read more)

Elroy Francis LaDuc, 79, Rutland Town

RUTLAND TOWN — Elroy Francis LaDuc, age 79, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at his home in Rutland Town. Mr. LaDuc was born in Middlebury on July 2, 1942. He was the son of Guy and Eleanor (Baldwin) LaDuc. He grew up in Orwell and Shoreham and graduated … (read more)

Kathy Joy Griffin, 59, of Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — Kathleen Joy Griffin, age 59, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Kathleen was born in Nashua, N.H., on May 6, 1962. She was the daughter of Francis and Ruth (Clark) Blake. She grew up in Walpole, N.H., … (read more)

Rodney S. Wheelock, 72, of Bristol

BRISTOL — Rodney S. Wheelock, 72, of Bristol died on Jan. 1, 2022. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Independent.

Christina Nichole Richmond, 38, Bristol

BRISTOL — Christina Nichole Richmond, 38, died unexpectedly Thursday evening Jan. 6, 2022, at Porter Medical Center. She was born June 24, 1983, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the daughter of Maryanne and Jeff Boise She was a graduate of Vergennes Union High Sc … (read more)

Eleanor E. Scully, 93, of Lincoln

LINCOLN — Eleanor E. Scully, 93, passed peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, in her home in Lincoln, surrounded by her children. She was born on Dec. 29, 1928, in North Bergen, N.J., the daughter of Johann and Maria Heubel. Eleanor was a treasured member … (read more)

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