Letter to the editor: Centenarian grateful to all

Many thanks to all who came to help me celebrate my 100th birthday.

City centenarian talks of well-lived life

Vergennes resident Margaret Clifford offers nearly a century of recollections, from losing her first husband to a World War II wound, leaving her with five children, to doing laundry for her large family in a river, to traveling the world. 

Louise Richards celebrated her 100th with ‘class’

Louise Richards of Addison celebrated her 100th birthday lifting weights along with her friends from the “Bridport Defense League.”

William A. James, 110, of Bristol

As a young child Bill started living with his grandfather and step grandmother on a small farm in West Lincoln, and he went to the local one-room schoolhouse.

Dorothy Slack Zickler, 100, of Vergennes

VERGENNES — Dorothy Slack Zickler died peacefully at her home attended to by her son and daughter with the support from Hospice. She had reached her 100th birthday on Oct. 30. Her family had celebrated her birthday with a big gathering for the last 10 yea … (read more)

Richard LaFontaine, 106, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Richard Louis LaFontaine, of Middlebury, Vermont, formerly of Bristol and Hartland, Vermont, left us on December 15, 2020. He passed out of this life peacefully due to natural causes at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing in Middlebury, w … (read more)

Local man very sharp after 106 birthdays

MIDDLEBURY — Centenarians deservedly receive a lot of fanfare. Hitting triple digits is a rare feat, and it’s rarer still when those endowed with such longevity are still vital, inquisitive and delightfully conversant. Richard LaFontaine is indeed a prime … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Centenarian thankful for celebration

Thank you! For the wonderful 100th birthday celebration that I was given by so many wonderful people and friends, beginning with a mass being said by our priest, Father Luke Austin, and his associates on Saturday afternoon. Then Sunday morning Pat Palmer … (read more)

Dupoise reflects on 100 years of memories

NEW HAVEN — To speak with Francis Dupoise for any length of time is to get a history lesson — not only about Addison County, but about how to live a long, productive life. Next week, he will join the county’s impressive list of centenarians. Dupoise was b … (read more)