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CHERYL B. WESEMAN

ORWELL — Cheryl Barnard Weseman, 71, died Dec. 5, 2017, after a nine-year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family in Orwell.

She was born in Montclair, N.J., on April 11, 1946, to William, Sr. and Jean Barnard. Cheryl’s faith and family were her biggest loves. She graduated from Franklin College in Franklin, Ind., in 1968 with a degree in Biology. In addition to being a full-time mother and homemaker, Cheryl spent many years as a kitchen planner at IKEA. She relished time in her flower garden, her home, and with her dog, Allie.

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WILLIAM “BILL” J. BARROWS

MIDDLEBURY — William “Bill” J. Barrows, 63, died Nov. 21, 2017, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

He was born March 25, 1954, in Burlington, the son of Richard J. and Ethel (Abair) Barrows.

Bill served in the United States Army Reserves during the Vietnam Conflict.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, photography and loved animals.

Bill is survived by his sister Lorraine Hallock of Middlebury and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents.

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CAROLYN W. TRUDEAU

MIDDLEBURY — Carolyn W. Trudeau, 82, a life-long Middlebury area resident, passed away in the comfort of her family on Nov. 23, 2017.

Carolyn was born in Rutland, Vt., daughter of Raymond and Alice Willis. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Gerard F. Trudeau in 2013, and leaves her daughters; Michelle Trudeau and Nicole Doolan; her son Mark Trudeau; five grandchildren, Keara and Haleigh Doolan and Jesse, Andre, and Jack Trudeau; and brother William Willis.

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CALVIN R. REYNOLDS

BRISTOL — Calvin R. Reynolds, 74, died early Saturday morning, Dec. 2, 2017, at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

He was born January 23, 1943 in New Britain, Conn., the son of Leigh E. and Alice (Mahannah) Reynolds.

Calvin was a Veteran serving with the United States Army in Vietnam.

He worked for Munson Earth Moving Corporation for over 37 years.

Calvin enjoyed gardening, hunting, cars, animals and was an avid N.A.S.C.A.R. fan.

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JOHN “JACK” FITZGERALD

SALISBURY — John ”Jack” Fitzgerald, 71, died suddenly at home Saturday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2017, with his wife by his side.

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GERARD H. BENOIT

BRIDPORT — Gerard H. Benoit, 93, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at his home in Bridport surrounded by his family.

He was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Crysler, Ontario, Canada, the son of Felix and Hermaline (Charlebois) Benoit.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury. He owned and operated a successful trucking business for over 40 years. His hobbies were going to the races, horseshoes and bowling.

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SARAH LUND HYDE ARTHUR

ELK PARK, N.C. — Sarah Lund (Sally) Hyde Arthur, 78, former Orwell resident, passed away peacefully at her home in Elk Park, N.C. on Dec. 2, 2017.

Sally was born at Riverside Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla., to James Kilbourne and Gladys Hyde on March 10, 1939. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Susan H. (George) Grimes, and her cousin, Margaret (Peggy) Padgett.

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LINDA MCMEEKIN

WILLISTON — Linda McMeekin, 69, of Williston, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at McClure Miller VNA Respite House after a long illness.

She was born in Rutland on Nov. 27, 1947, the daughter of Daniel McMeekin and Edith Bascom McMeekin. Linda, a life-long Vermonter, grew up in Orwell.

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ROGER P. AUDETTE

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — Roger P. Audette, 92, passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Born in Highgate, Vt., on October 28, 1925, he was the son of Edward and Rose Emma Audette.

Roger moved to Ballston Spa in 1967. He was the service manager at J. R. Sousa and Sons in Clifton Park for many years. After retiring from Sousa’s, he was the parts delivery driver for NAPA in Ballston Spa. He drove for NAPA until he was 88 years old.

Roger had a passion for cars. He had a collection of automobiles, including a collection of hot wheels.

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ALBERT H. TURPIN

SHOREHAM — Albert H. Turpin, 83, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Sweet Brook Nursing Home in Williamstown, Mass.

He was born November 8, 1934 in New Haven, the son of Edgar and Ruth Naylor Turpin.

Albert served in the U.S. Army. He owned a farm in Shoreham for 15 years and then he had a trucking business. He enjoyed deer hunting and riding snow mobiles.

He is survived by two brothers; Ernest Turpin of Shoreham and Joseph Turpin of Vergennes; 21 nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

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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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