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CONRAD H. ORR

ORWELL — Conrad H. Orr, 83, of Orwell, died Sunday morning April 16, 2017 at his residence following a long illness.

He was born on July 24, 1933, in Vershire, the son of Don and Florence (Howe) Orr.

Conrad graduated from Thetford Academy in Thetford in 1953. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Germany prior to his honorable discharge.

He married Jessie Maclay on September 16, 1956.

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LORRAINE K. BIBEAU

VERGENNES — Lorraine K. Bibeau, 80, of Vergennes, passed away on April 13, 2017. She was born on February 2, 1937 in Vergennes to the late Neil and Elsie Mitchell (Babson).  On October 21, 1981 she was married to George Bibeau. They spent many happy years together; their home often filled with family and friends.

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DIANNA PARKS MEMORAIL SERVICE

VERGENNES — There will be a memorial service for Dianna Parks, who died on January 14, 2017, at the age of 78, on Saturday, April 29, at 1 p.m. at the Vergennes Congregational Church on Water St. Interment will be at Sunset View Cemetery after the service.

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RUBY E. MINOR

FAIRFIELD — Ruby E. Minor, a lifelong area resident and dairy farmer, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Northwestern Medical Center with her family at her side.

Born in Fairfax on June 11, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Percy L. and Ethel (McGowan) Corey. Ruby was 81 years old.

On Feb. 5, 1955, in Saint Patrick Church, she married the love of her life, Thomas H. Minor, who preceded her in death on May 16, 1987.

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JOHN S. MCLAUGHLIN

LEICESTER — John S. McLaughlin, 71, of Leicester, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Middlebury. He was born August 6, 1945 in Boston, Mass., the son of J. Karl and Shirley (Drake) McLaughlin.

John was a proud veteran of the United States Army and honorably served his country in Vietnam from August 1967 through August 1968. He was a graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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MYRLE EDITH JACOBS JACKMAN

VERGENNES — Myrle Edith Jacobs Jackman, devoted sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 15, 2017, while surrounded by her loving family.

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HOWARD EDWARD GRIMES

LINCOLN — Howard Edward Grimes, 92, of Lincoln, Vermont went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. He was surrounded by family and friends, laughing and telling personal memories with each one.

Howard was born in Bristol on July 11, 1924, to Ray and Flora Grimes. He was the oldest of four boys. He loved gardening, farming, the outdoors and being with family and friends. He enjoyed anything he could do with the people he loved — barbeques, church events, hiking, canoeing, and vacationing.

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PETER AMOS GALLANT

PERU, Mass. — Peter Amos Gallant (Redfox), 72, of Peru, Mass., died unexpectedly at his home March 9, 2017. He was born on June 13, 1944 in Washington, Mass. to Joseph Edward and Arlene Frances Gallant. He attended schools in Washington and Dalton, Mass.

Pete joined the United States Marine Corps on June 16, 1961 and served until 1965. He was a member of the Tactics Rifle Squad. He was very proud of his time spent in the Marines.

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MARJORIE ELIZABETH EDGERTON

MIDDLEBURY — Marjorie Elizabeth (Roucoulet) Edgerton, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died at her home in Middlebury on April 15, 2017, with family members at her bedside. Marge was born in Rutland, Vermont, on December 19, 1925, the 11th of 16 children of Anna Lillian (Bellany) and Louis Roucoulet.  Only one sister survives her.

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BILLY JOE WEDGE

BRANDON — Billy Joe Wedge, age 40, died unexpectedly Friday, April 7, 2017, at his home in Brandon.

Mr. Wedge was born in Middlebury on February 28, 1977. He was the son of Donald and Donna (Grace) Wedge. He grew up in Bristol, where he received his early education and had attended Mount Abraham Union High School.

He had worked at Carrara & Sons in Middlebury. He most recently worked as an equipment operator for D & F Excavating and Paving.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time with his family.

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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