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SHARON THERRIEN

VERGENNES — Sharon Ann (Bergeron) Therrien, 64, of Vergennes, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 18, 1952 in Burlington, the daughter of the late Gerald and Hazel (Reynolds) Bergeron. Sharon graduated from Burlington High School in 1971. Shortly thereafter Sharon married the love of her life, Douglas Therrien, and the two eventually moved to Vergennes and started a family.

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HARRY SURPRISE

FERRISBURGH — Harry Charles Surprise, 74, passed away at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

He was born June 19, 1942, the son of Howard and Jenny (Hastings) Surprise.

Harry is survived by his sister Norma Raymond; and brothers Leonard and wife Carolyn and Benjamin Surprise; several nephews and nieces; good friends John and Jean Roberts; and his cat Buddy. He was predeceased by his parents; sister Hilda Surprise; brothers Howard, Jr., Herbert and Albert Surprise; and sister-in-law Janice Surprise.

BONNIE LAVOIE

BENNINGTON — Bonnie M. Lavoie, a former resident of Addison County, died on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 in Bennington, Vt.

She was born in Bennington on Jan. 2, 1951.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Congregational Church in Vergennes at noon. Family and friends are welcome to join the family for some light food and sharing of memories and feelings for Bonnie.

To view the full obituary please visit the Mahar and Son Funeral Home website at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.

ALBERTA JACKSON

PANTON — Alberta S. Jackson, 93, passed away on Feb. 6 at her home in Panton. She was born in Panton on Aug. 7, 1923, the daughter of Robert H. Sprague and Bessie (Stagg) Sprague.

In January 1940, she married Dean D. Jackson, who predeceased her in 2016. Alberta worked along with Dean on the Jackson Family Farm, now known at Roads-End Farm, along with their four children. She was a longtime member of the Addison Community Baptist Church, and the former Grandview Grange #316.

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ROGER DESABRAIS SR.

SALISBURY — Roger Joseph Desabrais Sr., age 76, longtime resident since 1948 of Salisbury, Vt., passed away February 5, 2017 at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. He was born April 27, 1940 in Proctor, Vt. to Moses and Julia (Ladouceur) Desabrais.

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JOHN ROGERS

MIDDLEBURY — John (Jack) Aidan Rogers, 86, of Middlebury passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 30, 2017. He was born March 7, 1930 in New York City, the son of Johanna (Duggan) and William Rogers.

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GLADYS ORVIS

MIDDLEBURY — Gladys Culver Orvis passed away on Jan. 29, 2017 at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. Gladys was born June 22, 1923 in Lincoln, Vt., the daughter of Clarence and Maude (Masterson) Culver. She attended many of the one-room schoolhouses in Lincoln and graduated from Bristol High School, class of 1940.

On July 10, 1943 Gladys married the love of her life, Roger L. Orvis. They settled in South Starksboro and raised their three children: Gary, Gregory and Suzanne.

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MICHAEL O’BRIEN

BOCA RATON, Fla. —  Michael E. O’Brien, 72, of Boca Raton, Fla. passed away on Jan. 29. 2017 from natural causes. He was born Nov. 3, 1945 in North Adams, Mass. He is survived by his wife Barbara O’Brien; daughter Kelly Driscoll; son Sean O’Brien; stepdaughter Donna Munson; stepsons Michael Quesnel and John Quesnel; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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STUART DICKERSON

FERRISBURGH — Stuart W. Dickerson passed away on Jan. 30, 2017 at home with family by his side. He was born Feb. 1, 1941.

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ALLEN CHARLAND SR.

VERGENNES — Allen Lee Charland Sr., 70, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and loyal friends Dick Eddie and Bob Manny.

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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: obits@addisonindependent.com
 


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