Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Don L. Connor


Don L. Connor, 62, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born May 28, 1955, in Springfield, the son of George P. and Virginia J. (Emery) Connor.

He graduated from Springfield High School and received his nursing degree from River Valley Community College in Claremont, New Hampshire.

Mr. Connor was employed with Mack Molding in Cavendish for a few years and later, worked as an LPN for area hospitals and nursing homes, including at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center for over 12 years.

He enjoyed reading and writing short stories.

Survivors include two siblings Donna Perham, of Chester, and Dennis Connor, of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother. Paul Connor.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.

Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Melvin S. Lee



Melvin S. Lee, 98, of St. Johnsbury and formerly of Wall Street in Springfield, Vermont, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.

Melvin was born Jan. 7, 1920, in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, son of the late Walter A. and Ethel (Sherbino) Lee. He grew up in New Haven, Vermont and graduated from Beeman Academy and went on to business school at Baypath. During World War II, Melvin served stateside in the Army Air Corps and in 1942 married the former Elizabeth Fifield and they have shared 75 years together. He worked at Jones & Lamson Machine Tool in Springfield, Vermont, from where he retired as foreman after 42 years of employment. Melvin had a retirement job and worked until he was 95.

He moved to St. Johnsbury, Vermont, in October 2015.

Melvin enjoyed square dancing and camping, especially at Lake George on the islands. He also enjoyed traveling across the U.S. and Europe. Melvin was a member of the Springfield First Congregational Church and St. John’s Masonic Lodge #41.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty Lee of St. Johnsbury, Vermont; daughter Dr. Judith Fifield (Dr. James Lyons) of Collinsville, Connecticut; sons Ret. Lt. Col. Malcolm Lee (Jackie) of North Hero, Vermont and Richard Lee (Alice) of Lyndonville, Vermont; brother-in-law, Joel A. Fifield (Rebecca) of Middlebury, Vermont; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by an infant brother, Alan and two brothers Robert and Fred; and a sister, Harriet Sebert.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the North Danville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert H. Sargent officiating. A calling hour will be held from noon until the hour of service at 1 p.m. at the church to greet the family.

Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph, Vermont.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.saylesfh.com.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Richard Hamilton



Richard Hamilton, known a s “ Dick,” of Rutland, died Feb. 8, 2018, with his family by his side.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1928, in Summit, N . J . , t h e youngest son of five children of Harry Thomas and Dorothy Crawford Hamilton, where he grew up until his marriage to Ann “Winkie” Bigelow Hamilton in 1954.

He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1946, and Yale University in 1950, where he was a member of the Whiffenpoofs, the renowned university a cappella group, in both his junior and senior years. This affiliation brought him great singing opportunities and marvelous friends in his ensuing years. While living in Rutland, Dick continued his love for singing with the Curbstone Chorus.

In December1950, Dick enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the Army Counterintelligence Corps in Wurzburg, Germany, subsequently returning to civilian life in 1953.

After they married, Dick and Winkie moved to western Canada where he was in the construction business with one of his brothers until 1960. In the summer of 1960, they moved to Seattle where Dick joined Larry Smith & Co., real estate consultants. He was transferred to Toronto, Canada, in 1963 to build the Canadian division of the company. After serving successfully in this capacity until 1967, Dick took ownership of W-W Urban Consultants Limited, primarily specialist consultants to shopping center developers and urban planning and development offices across Canada.

In 1974, the family returned to the U.S. and lived for the next 25 years at their beloved farm in Springfield, VT. From 1974 to 1984, Dick continued his Canadian consulting work by “commuting” from Springfield to Toronto and back every alternate week. He had sold the firm in 1980 to a commercial real estate firm, A.E. LePage Limited, and worked with that firm until returning to the U.S. on a full-time basis in 1984.

Fishing was his great love, and he was fortunate in being able to cast his flies on many of the revered trout and salmon rivers and lakes throughout the world. Along with many U.S. waters, his fishing travels extended to the Gaspe Peninsula, Patagonia, Kamchatka, Russia, New Zealand, Tibet, Iceland, Norway, British Columbia, Alaska and the U.K.

Survivors include his wife, Winkie; and his sons Thomas B. Hamilton, his wife, Gillian, and children Jamie, Ben and Oliver, of Chittenden, VT, Matthew S. Hamilton, his wife, Rosemarie, and children Katie and Elizabeth, of Wentzville, MO, John C. Hamilton, his wife, Pamela, and children Stephen, Sarah and Meghan, of Rutland Town, VT.

His oldest son, Richard “Rick” Jr., died of a brainstem tumor in 1987. Dick was also predeceased by his three brothers and his sister.

His family will welcome friends at the Tossing Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m at the Rutland Country Club.

At Dick’s request, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to: Green Mountain Fly Tyers Club, c/o Charles Whitehair, 205 North Church St., Rutland, VT 05701; or Mendon Fish & Game, c/o Rick Putnam, P.O.Box 752, Rutland, VT 05702.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Edward R. Gosselin



Edward R. Gosselin, 85, of Weathersfield, died Feb. 6, 2018, at Springfield Hospital, after a long illness, surrounded by family and friends.

He was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Springfield, the son of Onesime and Yvonne (Rabideau) Gosselin. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1951. While in high school, he was on the basketball team and was known as a class clown among his classmates. He married Daisy Rogers in Springfield on July 8, 1953.

He began working at Jones and Lamson at age 19 and worked there for 40 years as a machinist and later, as a supervisor in his department. He then worked at Sonnax until his retirement.

He loved his place on the hill and his meticulous attention to detail could be seen in his work inside and outside the house. He spent countless hours maintaining and improving his property. He loved working in his garden or his raspberry patch and completing woodworking or remodeling projects.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and watching college football and basketball. His greatest joy was hosting family and friends at his home for holidays or summer barbecues. He will be remembered for his kindness, his sense of humor and his love for family.

He is survived by his wife, Daisy, of Weathersfield; four sons Gary (Jeanie) Gosselin, of Rowlett, Texas, David (Kathrine) Gosselin, of Springfield, Jeffrey Gosselin, of Whitefish, Montana, and Peter (Nichole) Gosselin, of Springfield; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; his sister, Loretta Otis, of Springfield, and brother, Ronald (Sue) Gosselin, of Winooski. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Edward was predeceased by his daughter, Diane (Gosselin) Smith; his sisters Lorraine Archambault and Janet Routhier and brother, Raymond.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Memorial Chapel.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Laverne L. Lindamood



Laverne L. (Vern) Lindamood passed away at home in Springfield on Feb. 2, 2018. He was born in Fall River, Kansas on Jan. 15, 1933, to Leo and Naomi Lindamood. He graduated from Tech High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he met his future wife. Upon graduation from Butler University as a cadet colonel in ROTC, he was commissioned in the Air Force and immediately stationed at Bentwaters Air Force Base in England.

Working for a national company he lived in Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Pennsylvania and New York.

He came to Springfield, Vermont, in 1977 to be CFO of Idlenot Dairy. He was then CFO for Springfield Hospital for many years until his retirement. Asked to consult for Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) he again became a chief financial officer. After three tries over several years he finally retired. He always said work was his hobby.

Vern was predeceased by his parents, and identical twin sisters, Vonna Gilbert and Donna Duncan and their spouses. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Joyce; sons, Kent and his wife Karen; Curtis and his wife Kristen,; Greg and his wife Andrea; and son by choice Anthony Stevens. Also by 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and his canine best friend Simon.

A celebration of Vern's life will be held at noon on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at the North Springfield Baptist Church.

If you plan to share a memory of Vern at the celebration please contact Pastor George Keeler at 802-886-8107.

If you wish to make a charitable gift in Vern's honor, please make it to SEVCA , 91 Buck Drive Westminster, VT 05158.

Davis Memorial Chapel is assisting with arrangements.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Lynn-Ann M. Kelley



Lynn-Ann M. Kelley, 61, of Springfield, Vermont, passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center after a short but hard-fought battle with brain cancer.

Lynn-Ann was born May 1, 1956, in Rutland, Vermont, daughter of Charles and Marilyn (King) Kelley.

Lynn-Ann graduated from FHUHS in 1974. She attended Castleton State College and CCV.

On July 30, 1992 she married Christopher Hudkins, together the enjoyed traveling to Bermuda and the Florida Keys.

Lynn-Ann was employed by The Vermont Country Store, CCV, the State of Vermont Forest, Parks and Recreation and The Agency of Natural Resources.

Survivors include her husband Christopher of Springfield; son Grant Willard of Lincoln, New Hampshire; stepsons Caleb, Jacob and Gabriel Hudkins of Alachua, Florida; her mother, Marilyn; sisters Charlene (Bill) Baptie of Springfield, Vermont, Theresa (Larry) Loso of Connecticut, and Denise Little of Texas; brothers Michael Kelley of Connecticut, Scott Kelley of Barre, Vermont; seven grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. Lynn-Ann was predeceased by her father; a brother, Patrick J Kelley; and a nephew, Christopher J. Baptie.

Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St., in Springfield, Vermont. Burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.

Davis Memorial Chapel is assisting with arrangements.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Nancy F. Burton



Nancy F. Burton, 82, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born May 23, 1935, in Springfield, the daughter of Herbert B. and Lillian (Hutchinson) Fullam.

She graduated in 1953 from Springfield High School.

On Oct. 29, 1954, she married Robert K. Burton in Springfield.

Mrs. Burton was employed as a bookkeeper for several Springfield businesses over the years and as a customer service agent at several area banks.

She was an avid bowler and belonged to several leagues, and traveled across the country with a traveling team. She also enjoyed camping, playing card games and cribbage.

Survivors include her husband, daughter Kimberly Burton, son Dale Burton and brother Robert Fullam, all of Springfield; three grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, James, daughter Shirley; four siblings, Pearl Abbott, Donald "Charles," Malcolm and Richard Fullam.

The graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in Oakland Cemetery in Springfield. The Rev. Malcolm Fowler, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center, 105 Chester Road, Springfield, VT 05156.

Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Patricia M. Shute



Patricia M. Shute, 88, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 21, 2018, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, surrounded by her family.

She was born Sept. 10, 1929 in Springfield, Vt., the daughter of Orin and Annie (Jeffrey) Short. She received her schooling in Springfield. She married Paul Sylvester in Springfield in 1951, and they were later divorced. Patricia was employed at the former International Shoe Company in Claremont and more recently as a senior companion for the VNA at Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor.

She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Claremont.

She enjoyed dancing, singing, music, crafts, painting, puzzles, watching television and especially spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, Robert, Edmund and Louis Short, one sister, Hazel Blanchard and one great granddaughter, Ashley Murray.

Survivors include one son, Danny Sylvester, Sr., and his wife, Idella, of Windsor; and one daughter, Belinda Sylvester and her life partner, David Shaffer of Proctorsville, Vt.; five grandchildren: Tracy, Stephen, Billie Jo, Denielle and Danny Jr.; nine great-grandchildren: Samantha, Brandy, Cheyenne, Kirsten, Kaidance, Bruce, Jaida, Anneliese, and Schaffer; three great-great-grandchildren: Zoe, Connor and Aubree; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service with a potluck dinner will be held Friday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney. Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Patricia’s name.

The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor assisted with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Raymond Thibeault Sr.



Raymond Thibeault Sr., 78, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at his home in Chester. He was born Nov. 27, 1939, in West Stewartstown, N.H. He married the love of his life, Louise, on Aug. 22, 1958, in Lebanon, N.H. She predeceased him in August 2015. He later found companionship with his "Lady Friend," Carolina Gordon.

Ray drove school bus and Vermont Transit bus in his younger years, then he drove a boom truck for 30+ years.

He enjoyed collecting die-cast cars, reading, animals, watching car shows and "Gunsmoke" and most importantly, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed attending the North Springfield Baptist Church on Sundays.

Survivors include his daughter, Laurie Gordon, of Chester; granddaughters and caregivers Sheila Roby, of Cavendish, and Jill Worden, of Ludlow; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years and a grandson, Austin.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.

Reverend George Keeler, pastor of the North Springfield Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the North Street Cemetery in Chester, Vt., in the spring.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

James E. Baldwin



James E. Baldwin, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at his home.

He was born June 6, 1937, in Greenfield, Massachusetts, the son of James and Beatrice (Fowler) Baldwin. He graduated from Springfield schools.

Mr. Baldwin served in the Army National Guard Company C in Springfield.

He was employed at Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield and later, owned and operated a window washing company in the area for many years. He was a pastor with the World Wide Church of God. For several years, he had a WOOL Radio show playing '20s music and sharing facts regarding the musicians and music.

He was an avid record collector, avid reader, enjoyed music, history and genealogy.

Survivors include a brother, Dale Baldwin, of Rockingham; three nephews, eight great-nieces and -nephews; and several cousins. At his request, there will be no services.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Art & Historical Society, P.O. Box 336, North Springfield, VT 05150. Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.



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George W. Arnold



George W. Arnold, 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Augsburg, Germany, the son of George and Wilimenia (Grusshaver) Arnold.

He graduated from high school and later, from agricultural school.

Mr. Arnold married Alice Morse May 5, 1956, in Keene, New Hampshire.

In Springfield, he worked at the Fellows Gear Shaper for several years and later, was a building contractor in the area for many years.

He enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, of Springfield; four sons Richard, of Tennessee, Rodney, of Springfield, Emery Arnold, of Indiana, and Gregory Arnold, of Indiana; eight grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Arnold was predeceased by a sister, Margaret.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at United Methodist Church in Springfield, where a calling hour begins at 10 a.m. prior to the service officiated by the Rev. Gerry Piper, pastor.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Activities Fund, 105 Chester Road, Springfield, VT 05156.

Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Janet Barry



Janet Barry, 93, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in 1924 in Hingham, Massachusetts, the daughter of Howard and Lucille Tinkham.

She graduated in 1941 from Hingham High School.

Mrs. Barry worked as a secretary and later, was a full-time homemaker to her four children.

She was a member of the Springfield Congregational Church and served as a hospital volunteer for many years.

She enjoyed the Red Sox, knitting and the ocean.

Survivors include a brother, Howard Tinkham, of Hingham, Massachusetts; four children Daniel Barry III, of Milford, New York, Ellen Ankuda, of Springfield, Bruce Barry, of Baldwinsville, New York, Mark Barry, of New York City; and five granddaughters.

Mrs. Barry was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Barry Jr., in 2001.

The graveside service will be held at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery in Springfield.

Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Holly Nichols Raymond



Holly Nichols Raymond, 71, passed away on January 14, 2018. She was born December 6, 1946 in Hanover, NH.

She grew up in Springfield, VT until age 10 then moved to Lexington, Mass. where she graduated from Lexington high school in 1964. She attended Skidmore College and Northeastern University and earned her bachelors degree with high honors.

Holly was an accomplished piano player, drummer and a beautiful singer. She was a member of the choir at the First Parish Church in Lexington, Mass, Rockport, Mass and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth, Mass., and the choraliers of Falmouth, Mass.

She was an avid outdoors woman. She liked to hike and ski in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She especially enjoyed going to Lake Winnipesaukee to the AMC camp at Three Mile Island to swim and canoe annually.

She was trained in cytology at Mass General Hospital in Boston. She worked at Emerson Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital.

She is survived by her husband Samuel Raymond, (Holly was the love of his life), her son, John Ballou and his wife Leanne, 2 grandchildren: Kristen and Kara, Step children: Eric, Vaun, Nixie and Monica Raymond, 2 grandchildren: Morgan and Jesse Raymond Terry, sisters: Ann Durand and Alice McLane, parents: John and Laura Nichols, many nieces and nephews, and a previous marriage of 25 years to Richard Ballou. She was pre-deceased by her sister Marcia Margiotta.

A Celebration of Holly's life will be in July. Dates, time and place will be announced at a later date.

Contact information: Alice McLane at amclane@roadrunner.com.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be given in Holly's name to the Alzheimer's Foundation. www.alzfdn.org

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Elizabeth J. Augustinovich



Elizabeth Josephine Augustinovich 92 died Sunday January 7, 2018 at Springfield Health & Rehab. Center in Springfield, Vt. She was born December 1, 1925 in Weathersfield, Vt. the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth S. Kamel. She attended Springfield Schools and graduated from Springfield High School.

On June 14, 1947 she was married to John P. Augustinovich, He predeceased her on June 2, 2014.

John and Elizabeth owned and operated a second generation dairy farm well into their eighties on Elm Hill in Springfield.

In addition to working the farm she enjoyed gardening and raised 7 children.

She is survived by her 6 daughters – Sandy Miller and her husband Robert of Walpole, N.H. , Nancy Salo of Frederica, Delaware, Sherry Brosseau of Clifton Park, N.Y., Patty Augustinovich of Bethel, Vt., Joanne Greene of Springfield and Susan Ballard of Springfield. 1 son Peter Augustinovich of Springfield, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, 5 brothers – John, Mike, Floyd, Frank and Joe Kamel, and by 4 sisters – Helen Kamel, Ida Lavoie, Lee Lavoie and Mary Wilson.

Per her wishes there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held in the spring at the Elm Hill Farm.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Springfield Health & Rehab. Center 105 Chester Road Springfield, Vt. 05156.

Davis Memorial Chapel is assisting with arrangements.

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Robert P. McLaughlin



Robert P. McLaughlin, 97, of Springfield, died Jan. 7 , 2018, a t Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

He was born Dec. 7, 1920, in Bennington, the son of William and Mary (Parker) McLaughlin.

He received his education in Vermont, Maine, Boston College and the University of Vermont.

Mr. McLaughlin was a World War II veteran, serving as a pilot in the Army Air Corps.

He was employed at Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield, and retired in 1983 from teaching at Springfield High School.

Survivors include his children Barbara Mahoney, Mary Anne Amsden, both of Springfield, Robert McLaughlin Jr., of Essex Junction; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his wife, Barbara Litchfield; and caregivers Paul Litchfield and Bonnie Sue Munson.

He was predeceased by his wife, Alison (Hayes) McLaughlin, in 1992, whom he married in Bennington May 25, 1943, and by a brother, James McLaughlin.

There will be no calling hours or service.

Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Susan M. Watkins



Susan Marie Watkins, 56 of Springfield, Vermont passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 5, 2018 at Dartmouth Hitchcock in Lebanon New Hampshire.

She was born March 14, 1961 in Springfield Vermont to John and Colleen (Burke) Watkins.

Susan was a resident of Springfield Vermont where she graduated Springfield high school in 1979. She took much pride in her years of employment at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Some of her best memories include her car pooling days in which she formed some of her closest friendships. Susan was best known for her tardiness, sick sense of humor, her love for life and family, her kindness and generosity and her passion for music and dancing.

She is survived by her companion of 12 years John Batchelder; her daughter Stacey Boyle and granddaughter Brinley Boyle. She also leaves behind a slightly dysfunctional family that she was very proud of: her five brothers, Michael Watkins, Thomas Watkins, Ronald Watkins, Jeffrey Watkins, Rodney Watkins; one sister Jean Handley; three stepsisters Linda, Carol and Chris Fisk, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is predeceased by her parents John G Watkins and Colleen B Fisk as well as her stepfather Lindel Fisk, all of Springfield Vermont.

A ‘celebration of life’ will be held in lieu of a service at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield Vermont on Friday, January 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Humane Society in remembrance of Susan’s love for animals at 401 Skitchewaug Trail Springfield, Vt. 05156.

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David P. MacKenzie



David P. MacKenzie 71, passed away unexpectedly on Friday January 5, 2018 at the Springfield Hospital. He was born April 13, 1946 in Springfield, Vt. the son of Robert V. Sr. and Philippa (Parker) MacKenzie. He attended Springfield Schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 1964. He later attended the University of Vermont for a short time before joining the United States Air Force.

He served in the United States Air Force for 4 years during the Vietnam Era in Inventory & Supply and was stationed in Turkey for over a year.

He was employed as a Machinist at Parks & Woolson’s and Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield, as a Technical Writer at Bryant Grinder Co. in Springfield. He worked in Real Estate in the Burlington area in the 1970’s where he resided for several years, he operated a small newspaper in the Burlington area and was a Salesman for siding & roofing material in the Burlington area. He was later employed as an Index Manager with News Bank in Chester, Vt. for 16 years.

He enjoyed computers, writing and photography, photographing covered bridges in Vermont and surrounding areas. He sold many of his pictures for calendars over the years. He also enjoyed feeding the birds.

He is survived by one brother Robert V. MacKenzie Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Springfield as well as several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents.

Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel on Friday evening January 12, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the Springfield Humane Society 401 Skitchewaug Trail Springfield, Vermont 05156.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.

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Edward P. Laflamme



Edward P. “Teddy” Laflamme 78, of Springfield, passed away on Friday evening January 5, 2018 at Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H. He was born July 4, 1939 in Berlin, N.H. the son of Adrian and Francellia (Couture) Laflamme. He attended Springfield and Charlestown Schools.

He served in the United States Air Force for 6 years, and the Chester Army Reserves for 3 years.

On July 21, 1962 He married Sandra C. Wilson, She predeceased him on August 20, 2005.

On November 8, 2008 He married Ellen Noble in Springfield, Vermont.

He was employed at Great Eastern in North Springfield, Vermont, and as a Machinist with the LoveJoy Tool Co. in Springfield, Vt. for 35 years, retiring in 2002.

He was a member of the Springfield Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. # 1560, and the Springfield Moose Lodge Loyal Order of Moose # 679, a member of the Chester American Legion Post # 67, and a volunteer for the Springfield Fire Dept. for many years.

He was a member of the St. John’s Lodge # 41, member of Chapter # 25, Council # 18 and Holy Cross Commandery #12. A member of the Sinai Shriners # 3, a very active member of the Sinai Joe’s Clown Unit, past president of the Vt. Maple Sugar Bowl, and past director of the Montpelier # 151 RoJ’s.

He is survived by his wife Ellen of N. Springfield, Vt., one son Edward L. Laflamme of Springfield, four daughters – Tammy Haines, Debbie Lofton, and Lynn Seveir all of Louisiana, and Kimberly Laflamme of Walpole, N.H. Three step-daughters Angela Luman of Chester, Tina Moncieff of Samson, Alabama, and Katherine Bradley of Bellows Falls, Vt. Two brothers Leo Laflamme and Paul Laflamme both of Springfield. Eight grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 1 step-great grandchild. Also by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents and one brother William “Bob” Laflamme.

A memorial service and Masonic service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday January 20, 2018 at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. Reverend Gerry Piper will officiate.

Friends may call at the Davis Chapel from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St, Springfield, MA 01104.

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Wilbur K. Williams II



Wilbur K. “Cricket” Williams II, 53, a longtime resident of Ascutney, passed away unexpectedly Friday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2018, at the Valley Regional Hospital Emergency Room in Claremont.

He was born June 30, 1964 in Leyden, Massachusetts, the son of Wilbur K. and Marilyn (Straw) Williams. He received his schooling in Ascutney and Springfield, Vermont, and graduated from Springfield High School in 1982. He married Frances Lord in Ascutney on Feb. 19, 1984. Wilbur was employed at the former Top Hat Restaurant in Ascutney and later at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Windsor until the plant closed in 1984. He was currently employed as a lead man at Sturm Ruger in Newport for the past 30 years. He was fond of car racing, riding motorcycles, playing guitar, hunting, fishing and tinkering on his many projects. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and animals. He also enjoyed his adopted family and numerous friends.

He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Delmore Fairbrother.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Williams of Ascutney; one daughter, Alicia M. Aldridge and her husband, Shaun of Ascutney; two sons, Charles “Chaz” Lord and his wife, Dawn of Newport, and Wilbur K. “CJ” Williams III of West Windsor; four brothers, Larry Williams of Ascutney, Lonnie Fairbrother of Vershire, Vermont, and Gary Fairbrother and Kent Fairbrother, both of Weathersfield Bow; three sisters, Pattie Eglintine of Newbury, New Hampshire and Cindy Austin and Stacey Hussey, both of Windsor; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews.

At his request, a celebration of his life will be held in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Association, Vermont Chapter, 1 South Prospect St., Arnold Suite 2, Burlington, VT 05401.

The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wilfred E. Lambert



Wilfred E. Lambert, 91, of Springfield, died Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow.

He was born on April 11, 1926 in Springfield, VT, the son of George and Evelina (Roulliard) Lambert, and was a lifelong resident of town. He graduated from Springfield High School, class of 1944.

Mr. Lambert served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. His wife, Shirley M. (Balch) Lambert, died in 2015. He was employed for many years at Jones & Lamson in Springfield, and was also an auto mechanic. He was a faithful member of the Assembly of God Church in Springfield.

Survivors include his children, Ellen Watkins and her husband Glenn of North Springfield; Rod Lambert and his wife Cheryle of Springfield; and Darryl Lambert of Proctorsville; a sister, Edith Hussey of Windham; and five grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Assembly of God Church in Springfield, with the Rev. Marc Aube officiating.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in the Spring.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Middle River Gospel c/o Springfield Assembly of God 269 River Street Springfield, Vermont 05156.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Harold G.Vincent Jr



Harold G. "Hal" Vincent Jr., 92, of Glover, died Nov. 22, 2017, in Bradenton, FL.

He was born April 14, 1925, in Pittsfield, MA, the son of Helen (Cook) and Harold G. Vincent Sr. He graduated from Kennett High School in Conway, NH, in 1943. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Bowdoin College in 1948, and a master's degree in education from Harvard University in 1949.

He married Rachel Buck in Barton, VT, on June 5, 1947. She died in 1999. He married Adeline Hamersley in 2001. Mr. Vincent served in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received during the Battle of the Bulge.

His entire professional career was spent as an educator, beginning as a teaching principal and coach in Chester, VT, in 1949. In 1956, he moved to Springfield, VT, where he taught English and coached JV basketball and golf and was athletic director for several years. He retired in 1982.

Mr. Vincent was active in the Springfield Rotary Club and prided himself on many years of perfect attendance. In retirement, he enjoyed playing tennis and golf and riding his bicycle. His other interests included bird photography, writing poetry and playing bridge.

Survivors include his wife, Adeline H. Vincent; his daughter, Laurel Vincent, of Danville, VT; son, Ralph Vincent, and wife, Nancy, of Sutton, VT. Mr. Vincent leaves two granddaughters Lilla Fortunoff and Robin Vincent and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Rachel (Buck) Vincent; brother James A. Vincent; sister Rosemary (Vincent) Shirley Clay; and a nephew, Brian Shirley.

A celebration of Mr. Vincent's life will be announced at a later date. If you wish to honor Mr. Vincent's memory, please give to the charity or association of your choice.

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Barbara E. Aldrich Kerbaugh


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Barbara Ellen Aldrich Kerbaugh, 82, of Springfield, Vt., and formerly of Keene, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, surrounded by her family.

Her parents, Russell and Myra (née Emerson) Aldrich, proudly welcomed their daughter into the world on Jan. 5, 1935, in Keene. She grew up in Keene and was a 1953 graduate of Keene High School.

She became a bookkeeper for the former Royal Furriers of Keene and then the former Bailey Ford in Keene. She also worked as manager of food services at Keene High School for several years. Barbara’s love for food service and cooking led her to establish her own catering business, Kerbaugh Catering.

Barbara took great pride in raising her family. While her children were growing up, she enjoyed watching them participate in their various sporting events. Her joy in life was the special memories she was able to create with her family and all of the special times they shared together.

Barbara was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In her free time, she enjoyed knitting and genealogy. Putting the needs of others before her own will be the virtue that many will remember about her.

Barbara and her husband, Robert, moved to Clearwater, Fla., where they resided for the past 17 years until moving to Springfield, Vt., in September as a result of Hurricane Irma.

She will be greatly missed by many in the Keene and Clearwater communities, especially her husband of nearly 64 years, Robert E. “Bob” Kerbaugh of Springfield, Vt.; her children, Kenneth R. Kerbaugh of Springfield, Vt., Kim K. Carey of Keene, Kellie R. Jones and her husband, Allen, of Grafton, Vt., Kristen A. Bellows of Springfield, Vt.; her grandchildren, Jeremy Carey, Jessica Carey, Tyler Carey, Nicole Sturk and her husband, Nathan, Danielle Jones, Shannon Sturk and her husband, Joshua, Kylie Bellows, and Alexis Bellows; her great-grandchildren, Ryley Smith, Adelaide Sturk, Charly Sturk, and Evan Sturk; a sister-in-law, Mary Taylor, of Florida; a brother-in-law, Howard Kerbaugh, and his wife, Peggy, of Keene; and several nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by a brother, Gerauld Aldrich.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 130 Summit Road, Keene. Burial will follow at the Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Avenue, Keene. There are no public calling hours.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Kerbaugh’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

The Foley Funeral Home of Keene is assisting the family with arrangements. To offer online condolences to the family or to share special memories, visit www.foleyfuneralhome.com.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Shirley A. McCormack



Shirley A. McCormack 56, passed away on Tuesday January 2, 2018 at her home in Springfield. She was born May 24, 1961 in Springfield, Vermont the daughter of Roy R. and Helen (Bryant) Martin. She attended North School in North Springfield, and Springfield Schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 1979.

On June 19, 1982 she married Lawrence R. McCormack at the North Springfield Baptist Church.

Shirley was a devoted wife and mother, she also worked in Day Care and worked for 7 years alongside her husband Larry as a Flooring Installer.

She enjoyed knitting , crocheting, and bead work and loved family gatherings.

She is survived by her husband Larry of Springfield, two daughters – Jennifer McCormack-Wirta of Bellows Falls, Vt. and Patricia “Trish” McCormack of Charlestown, N.H. Two grandchildren – Edward R. McCormack and Corey L. Wirta. Two sisters – Sharon Martin Morris of Springfield, and Susan Martin Golden of North Springfield, one brother Stephen Martin of Ascutney. Also by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Friends may call on Thursday evening January 11, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield. A Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday January 12 at the Davis Memorial Chapel, Reverend George Keeler Pastor of the North Springfield Baptist Church will officiate.

Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield in the Spring.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire P.O. Box 881 Brattleboro, Vermont 05302-0881.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

William Maynard



William “Bill” Maynard 81, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday December 31, 2017 at his home in Springfield, Vt. He was born February 1, 1936 in Bakersfield, Vermont the son of Lee H. and Mildred (Fletcher) Maynard. He graduated from Brigham Academy in Bakersfield, Vt.

He served in the United States Army in Korea.

On March 1966 He married Kathleen Campbell in Charlestown, N.H.

Bill was employed as a Machinist with LoveJoy Tool Co. in Springfield, Vt. for many years before moving to Texas in 1980 where he was employed with Texas Instruments for many years, retiring in 1998 and moving back to Springfield, Vt. in 2003. He loved all sports and was a N.Y. Yankee’s fan and a N.E. Patriots fan. He played baseball in High School and was signed to play professional baseball.

He loved gardening , feeding and watching the birds, he was an expert marksman, enjoyed reading news magazines and watching news programs, enjoyed puzzles and brain teasers, and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen of Springfield, Vt. Daughter Monica Drake of Arlington, Texas, grandchildren Maxwell Drake and Amanda Drake, brother John Maynard of East Fairfield, Vt. Also by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by five sisters – Marjorie, Rhoda, Marie, Blanche and Pauline.

Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield on Saturday afternoon January 6, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. A graveside committal service with military honors will be held at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt. in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the Springfield Humane Society 401 Skitchewaug Trail Springfield, Vt. 05156, or to the Celiac Disease Foundation 20350 Ventura Blvd Suite 240 Woodland Hills, CA 9136

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Harvey H. Jerard



Harvey H. Jerard passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.

He was born on May 10, 1931 in Newport, New Hampshire, the son of Harvey O. and Doris M. Heard. He graduated from Stevens High School.

He worked at LoveJoy Tool for many years.

He is survived by his daughters, Debbie Lafko of Springfield, Vermont and Karen Morse of Lincoln, Nebraska; two grandchildren, Mark and Nicole, and three great-grandchildren, Ryder, Emerson and Michael.

He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Nancy and a grandson, Justin.

A private graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Springfield, Vermont.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Neil R. Fairbanks



Neil Rollo Fairbanks, 92, died Dec. 22, 2017 at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 22, 1925, in Bridgewater, the son of Rollo C. and Angie L. (Archer) Fairbanks.

He was a World War II Navy veteran and member of the American Legion.

Mr. Fairbanks retired after 32 years’ employment with Jones & Lamson Machine Tool Co. in Springfield.

He served as sexton for Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Proctorsville and also volunteered at the local senior center, delivering commodities and driving seniors to appointments.

He enjoyed making furniture and especially birdhouses in his woodworking shop.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Fairbanks, of Wallingford; four children Colleen Kurylo, of Millerstown, Pennsylvania, Francis Fairbanks, of Mount Holly, Linda Dunworth, of Proctorsville, and Paul Fairbanks, of Ludlow; four grandsons, two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Fairbanks was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Preedham, in 1987; and seven siblings Minnie Worth, Ada Ranney, Myrtle Glidden, Orlo, Roger, Clyde and Della Fairbanks.

The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at All Saints’ Mission Church in Rutland. A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m. at Aldous Funeral Home in Rutland, prior to the service.

Burial will be at a later date in Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow.

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Anglican Church, 42 Woodstock Ave., Rutland, VT 05701; or Gethsemane Episcopal Church, 89 Depot St., Proctorsville, VT 05153.

Arrangements are by Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Michele M. Herbert



Michele M. Hebert 49, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Londonderry, Vermont on December 18, 2017. She was born on November 5, 1968 in Rutland, Vermont the daughter of Bernard N. Jr. and Stasia A.(Quimby) Carey. She attended Springfield Schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 1986. She attended Castleton State College and CCV earning a degree in Business Management. She later received training and Real Estate Licensing through Manfred.

On August 13, 2011 she married Christopher J. Morse in Londonderry, Vermont.

Michele worked as a Real Estate Appraiser owning and operating her own business MMH Appraisal Services in Londonderry, Vt.

For those who knew Michele, knew that she was a beautiful soul and always willing to help out whenever and wherever she could. She loved to have a good time with friends and family. She was the most gentle and kind hearted when it came to animals as well. She was always trying something new, in the past she was involved with quilting and most recently she really enjoyed painting pottery. Michele was that friendly face you'd always see around town and always said hello even if she was just passing by or she'd talk your ear off. She was the best friend anyone could've ever had or known. She will be greatly missed and always loved. Michele always loved the beach and summer time, it was just where she always felt she belonged. If you ever feel alone or missing her...just look for the sunshine and a warm breeze, or sit on a beach with your toes in the sand and the roaring of the ocean. That's her just soaking up the sun and feeling at home and resting in peace.

She is survived by her husband Christopher Morse of Londonderry, daughter Alyssa Moffit of Putney, 2 grandchildren Kyle and Wilder. Her father Bernard Carey of Springfield, brother Michael Carey of Springfield, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by one brother Mark Carey and by her Mother Stasia.

Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Friends of Manchester Animal Shelter 490 Dunn Barton Rd. Manchester, N.H. 03102.

Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Arlene Hill



Arlene Hill, 95, of Springfield, died Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

Arrangements are pending with Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dorothy M. Eastman



Dorothy Dot M. Eastman 75, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday morning December 14, 2017 at her home in Springfield, Vt. She was born March 23, 1942 in Charlestown, N.H. the daughter of Henry Sr. and Bertha (McGowen) Benware. She attended Springfield Schools.

On June 3, 1978 She married Raymond A. Eastman, He predeceased her on November 18, 1996.

Dot lived in Vergennes for many years and worked at Simmonds Precision. She moved back to Springfield in 1983 where she has resided since.

Dot loved bingo and yard sales, she enjoyed dancing, crocheting, needlepoint, hunting and fishing and loved to cook.

She is survived by one son Patrick Tyrrell of Hartland, one step-son Bill Eastman of Springfield, one sister Gertrude Andrew of Springfield, two brothers Henry Benware of Chester, and William Knight of Springfield. One grandson Dakota Tyrrell, Also by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, one son and Shawn and two daughters Bobbie Ray and Alicia, and one brother Edward Knight and by four grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday December 21, 2017 at the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield, Vt. Reverend George Keeler will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Ryan Goodrich


Ryan Goodrich 35, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Chester, Vermont on Saturday December 16, 2017. He was born June 26, 1982 in Springfield, Vermont the son of Palmer H. II and Laurie (Crowson) Goodrich.

He attended Chester Andover Elementary School, graduated from Green Mountain Union High School class of 2001 and graduated from Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Vt. class of 2003 with a degree in Landscape Design and Horticulture.

Ryan was employed as an Excavation Supervisor and Equipment Operator with P & L Trucking, Logging & Excavating in Chester, Vermont. He was an amazing equipment operator and stonewall builder.

He loved being outdoors, enjoyed snowmobiling and four-wheeling and loved spending time with family and friends, and adored his nieces.

He is survived by his parents Palmer and Laurie Goodrich of Chester, Sister Lindsey Pollard and her husband Shawn of Chester and their children Riley and Olivia. Also by several close extended family members, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Palmer and Catherine Goodrich and maternal grandparents Richard and Janice Crowson. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday December 23, 2017 at the American Legion Post # 67 in Chester, Vt.

Contributions may be made in Ryan’s memory to the Snowmobile Club of one’s choice.

Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

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