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Obituaries

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DAVID ADELBERT SWEET

MIDDLEBURY — David Adelbert Sweet, 64, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington after a brief illness.

David was born in North Ferrisburgh, on February 22, 1953. He was the son of Edith Sweet. He was a graduate of Vergennes Union High School in 1971. He worked for many years at the Yankee Kingdom Orchards in Addison. He later worked with Country Home Products in Vergennes. David enjoyed hunting, fishing and cars.

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PHEBE RUNYON

MIDDLEBURY — Phebe Runyon, age 85, passed peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Wintergreen Residential Care North in Brandon.

Mrs. Runyon was born in Fort Kent, Maine. on August 25, 1931. She was the daughter of John and Thelma (Savage) Dow. She grew up in Fort Kent, where she received her early education and was graduated from Fort Kent High School, class of 1949.

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SHIRLEY KELLINGTON

MIDDLEBURY — Shirley Kellington, 89, of Middlebury, passed away on June 28, 2017 at her home.

Shirley was born in Randolph,  the daughter of Carlisle and Amelia Langworthy. A long-time Middlebury resident, Shirley graduated from Middlebury Union High School and the former Mary Fletcher Hospital School of Nursing as an R.N. Many of her years as a nurse were at Porter Hospital and Middlebury College Health Center, where she retired from.

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HOLLY GRUBER

BRISTOL, Ind. — Holly Gruber, 46, of Bristol, Ind., passed unexpectedly Saturday, June 24, 2017, at her home.

Holly was born March 29, 1971, in Middlebury, Vt., to Leon and Rhonda (Dragon) Whitehead.

Holly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was kind and gentle with a great sense of humor. Husband Matthew Gruber; sons Alex, Brandon and Collin Harbour; stepdaughter Julia Gruber; father Leon Whitehead; brother David Whitehead; sister Sara (Tim) Hilton; and many relatives in East Middlebury survive her.

ANTHONY J. BOUGOR

MIDDLEBURY — Anthony J. Bougor, 72, of York, S.C. passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, N.C. Anthony was born in Monkton, Vt., the son of the late Paul and Dorothy (Cousineau) Bougor.

Anthony spent 68 years a resident of Middlebury, Vt. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

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ELLEN G. YOUNG

SHOREHAM — Ellen G. Young, 88, a lifelong resident of Shoreham, died at her home Wednesday afternoon June 28, 2017.

She was born September 10, 1928, in Shoreham, the daughter of Joseph and Ada (Hickory) Burgess.

Ellen was a graduate of Newton Academy and Castleton Normal School for Teachers.

She was proud of being a lifelong resident of Shoreham. Ellen enjoyed oil painting, being involved in community events, teaching Sunday school and loved children.

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SUSAN L. LEWIS

MIDDLEBURY — Susan Lockwood Lewis, 80, died peacefully Friday evening June 23, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born September 13, 1936 in Bridgeport, Conn., the daughter of John and Virginia (Kerr) Lockwood.

Susan was a history major at Middlebury College and graduated in the class of 1958, where she met her husband of 59 years, John Lewis, Jr. They settled in Middlebury and raised four children, eventually moving to Salisbury so that she could have chickens, ducks and horses. Her favorite horse was a three quarter Morgan named Velvet.

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CLAUDE J. LABERGE

A grave-side service for Claude J. LaBerge, who died February 26, 2017, will be held July 8, at 11 a.m. at Prospect Cemetery on Route 22A in Vergennes.

FRANCIS ARTHUR WATERMAN

FERRISBURGH — Francis Arthur Waterman, 75, passed away peacefully in his home the evening of June 26, 2017, after a battle with Alzheimer’s, surrounded by family. Fran was a loving husband, father, brother and papa.

He leaves his wife, Louise; his son, Ben and wife Catie; his daughter Katie and husband Nick; his son Bigs and wife Jen; his son Pat; his daughter Emme; and his seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister Susan and many other close friends and family.

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MARY E. SLEEPER

WEST ADDISON — Mary E. (Fisher) Sleeper, 77, of West Addison, passed away peacefully at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on June 23, 2017, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with Dementia

She was born on September 28, 1939, in West Addison, the daughter of Harold and Gertrude (Wiley) Fisher.

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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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