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Richard Yandow, Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Richard Yandow of Charlotte, Vermont passed away this week in the arms of his loving wife Patricia Yandow.  Richard, the son of Harris and Elizabeth Yandow, brother of Joyce Donnelly and father of children Timothy (wife-Gail), Mark and Beth (husband-Dan Harding) Yandow and his 4 grandchildren, Jacklyn Deyo (husband-Will), David, Skylar and Morgan Harding. Great grandchildren Avery, Wyatt and Oliver Deyo.

Kyle R. Myers, 33, Vergennes

VERGENNES — Kyle R. Myers, 33, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

He was born January 8, 1985, in Burlington, Vt., the son of Gordon and (Jeanette) Myers and Pamela and (Guy) Cousino. Kyle graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 2003.

Todd E. Norris 45, Shoreham

SHOREHAM — Todd E. Norris 45, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, July 3, 2018.

He was born in Middlebury Aug. 21, 1972, the son of Gary and Kathleen (Forgues) Norris.

Todd was employed by Pike Industries as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed Country music, fishing, animals, working on cars, socializing with friends and having a good sense of humor.

Tracy Lea Blodgett Corbett, 57, Ferrisburgh

FERRISBURGH — The world became at least ten degrees colder and unfathomably less fun on July 5, 2018, when Tracy Lea Blodgett Corbett, 57, left this realm of the living.

Born Dec. 1, 1960, Tracy left an imprint on all she met throughout her school years in New Canaan Conn., Brookfield Conn., Cedar Crest College and University of Vermont. She once landed in Alaska, living within a wilderness that was a fierce contender for her powerful spirit, and facing her own tragedy with the loss of her first husband, Jeff Rousseau.

Todd Norris

MIDDLEBURY — Todd Norris of Middlebury died Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 10-11 a.m. at Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, 117 South Main St., Middlebury followed by a memorial service starting at 11 a.m. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Addison Independent.

Robert Edward Taylor

BRISTOL — Robert Edward Taylor Jr., 72, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 in the comfort of his own home with wife Kathy by his side.

 He was born August 30, 1945, in Middlebury, the son of Robert and Sadie Barry Taylor Sr. He had his own auto and glass shop, he drove truck for many years, and he was a jack-of-all-trades.He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.

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Marie Dargie Sperry

MIDDLEBURY — Marie (Dargie) Sperry, 87, passed away Wednesday, June 27, at the Residence at Otter Creek with her son Brian and dear friend Curtis Willey by her side.

Born and raised in Malden, Ma., Marie always knew she wanted to marry a farmer. After graduating Wheelock College with a teaching degree, Marie was offered a job in Vermont as Middlebury's first kindergarten teacher. It was there she met, and roomed with, the first-grade teacher, Ellen Burgess (Young). They remained best friends for over 60 years.

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Paul E. Viko

MIDDLEBURY — Paul E. Viko, also known as “Boss,” was 87 at the time of his death. He spent much of his life in Cornwall, Vermont and then he resided at Shard Villa, in Salisbury Vt. for the last year and a half. He passed on June 28th, 2018 at Porter Hospital in Middlebury, Vt. in the company of his family.

Paul was born on July 4th, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents were Dr. Eniderd and Lavaun Viko.

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Elie Lowy

MIDDLEBURY — Elie Lowy died peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, at EastView in Middlebury. He was 95 years old.

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Violet Mae Lewis

MIDDLEBURY — Years ago a doctor told Violet she was good for 100 and as things turned out, she was.

Violet was born April 2, 1918, in a New York City walk-up. She was raised in coal-mining towns in West Virginia, and started working at 15 in a shirt factory.

Sewing seemed a God-given talent. She worked in high fashion dress alterations, but could make drapes, alter coats, tailor men's apparel, too. She left behind a few beautiful doilies she crocheted some 80 years ago and a sewing medal she won in elementary school.

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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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