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Leslie Hankins, III

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Leslie Rae Hankins III, 53yrs old, died peacefully in his home in Burlington, Vermont on Friday, April 1, 2022. Born in Hartford, Connecticut on November 6, 1968 to Leslie Rae Hankins Jr and Frances (Waible) Hankins. Leslie had a love for nature at a young age. Growing up in Columbia, Maryland he enjoyed camping and hiking. Every summer he spent a week with his family tenting on the sandy beaches among the wild horses on Assateague Island. He was a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and had been elected into Order of the Arrow in his teen years. Leslie had hiked his first mountain at age three. He absolutely loved hiking with his family, his dog Topper, and extended family every Labor Day weekend. By the age of 19 he had hiked forty six of the forty eight 4,000ft mountains in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Leslie began playing the trumpet in fourth grade, earning all-state band recognition in middle school. At age twelve, Leslie’s family moved to England for three years and he loved traveling and hiking throughout England and Europe, eager to learn the history and sightsee in the British Isles, France, Germany and Italy. He had an interest in learning languages and studied multiple languages throughout his life, with a particular affinity for French and Spanish. After graduating high school, he attended Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He was a fan of Star Wars and Star Trek and was unrivaled in his talent for playing chess. Very few of his friends and family could beat him in a game of chess! Leslie is survived by his parents and two younger sisters and their husbands, Kate and Andrew Bushnell and Kristen and Bob Armstrong. He adored his five nieces and nephews, Molly, Christopher, Kaitlyn, Elizabeth and Jack. Leslie’s kind personality and exceptional humor will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Requiem Mass will be held at 11am at Holy Family Church in Essex Jct, VT on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Memorial contributions may be made to NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, 4301 Williston Blvd, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203 Email:

Kevin Christopher Deeb

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Kevin Christopher Deeb, 53, of 256 Northgate Road, Burlington Vermont passed away at home after a long fierce battle with Pulmonary Hypertension on April 4, 2021. Kevin was a loving husband, of 30 years, to Valerie Leavitt-Deeb and a proud father to Richard Philip Deeb.

Kevin was born to Phillip J Deeb and Mary Jane (Verville) Deeb on September 22, 1967 at Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls, New York.

Kevin was raised in Glens Falls, New York and graduated Glens Falls High school where he played football and baseball. Kevin continued his education studying business at Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Florida after the family moved in 1988.

In 1990, Kevin moved to Burlington, Vermont where he remained throughout his adult life. Kevin was a very hard worker holding down at least 2 jobs most of his life. Primarily, Kevin worked at IBM as a wafer test technician and at UPS as a loader. He often augmented this busy schedule with other jobs like Domino’s delivery and Elderwood Care Center.

Kevin’s true passion was people. Kevin was very sociable and well liked with a personality as bright as his red hair. Wherever he was, he easily met people and welcomed them into his life with a laugh and sarcastic humor. Co-workers enjoyed his company as he set a rapid pace with a laugh and lots of humor. You could always determine Kevin’s presence due to laugh or others laughing around him and usually made jokes at his own expense. Kevin always knew someone everywhere he went no matter if it was the doctors or the people emptying the trash bins, he welcomed everyone equally. Kevin would talk sports all day long if he could as he was a fan of Boston Sports and Nascar. Everyone in the neighborhood knew him and all the kids flocked to his door. During snowstorms he would be out snow blowing everyone’s sidewalk and parking space complaining and loving it at the same time. He would sit on the porch watching the planes fly over on Flight tracker with his binoculars and then tell you all about the flights including stories about why people may be traveling. His favorite was seeing the Green Mountain Boys in their new aircraft. He loved staring into the woods behind the house watching all of the deer’ roam by during the night and hoping at some point he would get a picture of Sasquatch.

The last few years Kevin volunteered as a sitter at Elderwood Care Center until they finally brough him on because staff and residents all looked forward to his presence. He loved interacting with the people, even though most did not realize he was struggling with a disease worse than most of the residents. He enjoyed talking football, hockey and NASCAR.

Kevin’s life was never about him; he wanted the focus on everyone else, never wanting to let on to anyone his personal struggles. Kevin would move heaven and earth for those he loved, trying to be present for every occasion, ball game or whatever was going on.

Kevin was a unicorn in many rights, battling Pulmonary Hypertension for over 20 years, mentoring, and advocating for others who were diagnosed, teaching new physicians and nurses about the disease at University of Vermont school of medicine, and was a trial patient for almost every medicine that is being used for PAH patients today. Demonstrating once again that he gave of himself for others.

Kevin was predeceased by Renee Marie Deeb his sister.

Kevin is survived by his wife Valerie Leavitt-Deeb, His son Richard Phillip Deeb who inherited the same generous spirit and love of laughter as his father, his parents, Phillip and Mary Jane Deeb of Bradenton, Florida, his sister Denee Anne Aldana of Bradenton, Florida and brother Jean-Paul Deeb of Tampa, Florida, the Leavitt and Poratti family’s as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews from the Deeb, Leavitt, Poratti and Aldana families.

Arrangements are in care of Elmwood-Meunier Funeral and Crematorium. In lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. contact the Deeb family.

Clifford K. Gardner, Jr.

Burlington/St. Albans- -Clifford K. Gardner, Jr. 73, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Queen City Health & Rehab in Burlington.

He was born in Burlington on August 24, 1947, the son of Clifford K. Gardner, Sr. and Ruth (Pecor) Gardner-Moquin. He was employed as a painter for many years and enjoyed drawing and painting pictures and participating in Care Partners.

He leaves three sisters: Debbie Crosby and partner, James Blow, Pauline Reynolds and Marsha Owens; three brothers: Gary Gardner and wife, Julie, Steven Moquin and Richard Moquin; two step-brothers: Henry Moquin and wife, Lisa and Danny Moquin; several nieces, nephews, cousins and especially his niece, Christina and husband, Larry Raymond, whom he lived with for the past ten years and took special care of him.

Along with his parents, Clifford was predeceased by three sisters: Carol Groff , Marilyn and Mary Jane Gardner and two brothers: Henry Gardner and Michael Gardner, Sr. whom Clifford was very close to.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Elmwood-Meunier in Charge.

Janice (Tebeau) Robar

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So. Burlington- -Janice M. Robar, 85, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 at McClure-Miller Respite House, Colchester.

She was born on Dec. 26, 1935 in Burlington to Howard and Katherine (Hanley) Tebeau, then of Winooski.

She worked for her son, Paul Robar, Jr at Benways-Morf Transit for 39 years. Janice loved being around her family. She was the most caring and compassionate person, always helping anyone in need. She loved going to the bingo’s with her sister, Shirley Lafrance. She loved being a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was the best. She was a beautiful person inside and out.

She is survived by her son, Ron Robar of Colchester, daughter, Lois Robar, her grandsons and granddaughters: Joe Robar and wife, Melissa of Hinesburg, Carrie, Billy, Nikki, Jack, Trendan, Kevin and Robby; her great grandchildren: Jeydan, Cayden, Carter, Colby and Kellan; her favorite niece, Kim Lafrance, along with several other nieces and nephews and a very close friend of the family, Karen Lavallette.

Along with her parents, Janice was predeceased by her husband, Paul Robar, Sr., her son, Paul Robar, Jr., her daughter, Cathy Robar, her best friend and sister, Shirley Lafrance, along with nine other sisters and one brother.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Mar. 6, 2021 at 11am in St. Joseph Cathedral, Burlington. Spring Interment will be held in New Mount Calvary Cemetery,Plattsburgh Ave., Burlington.

Those wishing may said Memorial Contributions in care of Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, VT, 05401 to be used at the family’s discretion.

Lois Ann Holbrook “NON”

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Burlington- -Lois passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. She was born on June 17, 1931 to Robert O. and Etta May (Foster) Holbrook in St. Johnsbury.

Lois graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1950. She then furthered her education with a B.A. in Education from Rockford College in 1954, as well as her M.A. as a Specialist in Education from Northern Colorado University in 1967. Lois was then employed by the Burlington School System. She was the first Director of the Early Education Center, as well as Director of Special Education until her retirement in 1985. At this time, she received the Distinguished Service Award from UVM College of Education and Social Services. Lois then spent several years working with Trinity College from 1989 to 1996. Lois spent her days and evenings volunteering at the Flynn Theatre, Sisters of Mercy, Shelburne Library, as well as at C.O.T.S. Committee on Temporary Shelter. Lois also spent several of her younger years with the Red Cross, both in the U.S. and overseas, a time in her life, she enjoyed very much.

She is survived by her sister, Sandra Holbrook of Milton, as well as Sandy’s son, Gary and his wife Tammy and their two children, Jamie and Kayla and several nieces, nephews and their families.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Kenneth and wife, Ruth of St. Johnsbury, her sisters: Marion and husband, Samuel Handy of St. Johnsbury and Beverly and husband, George Hopkins of Lyndonville, as well as her K-9 companion, Benji.

No Memorial Services will be held at this time. Donations may be made in Lois Holbrook’s name to C.O.T.S. A spreading of her ashes will be held at a later date in the Memorial Gardens of the Unitarian Universalist Society.

Christopher J. Williams

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Christopher J. Williams

Burlington- -Christopher J. Williams, 60, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

He was born in Burlington on Jan. 31, 1961, the son of Rollin B. and Ruth J. (Palmer) Williams. He was a long time dispatcher and taxi driver for Benway’s Cab and later with other cab companies. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed playing pool, cribbage, pinochle and hunting. He was a former member of the Burlington Eagles Club.

He leaves his daughter, Crystal Williams, grand daughter, Nevaeh Perry, son, Christopher J. Williams, Jr., his brother, Dennis J. Williams and wife, Laurie and a niece, Jessica Cota

Spring Committal Services will be held in Ft. Ethan Allen Cemetery, Rt. 15, Colchester at a time to be announced.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

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Melvin A. Prim, Sr.

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Melvin A. Prim, Sr.

Burlington- -Melvin A. Prim, Sr., 82, passed away at home on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

He was born on Feb. 3, 1938 in Burlington, the son of Chester L. and Margaret D. (Ham) Prim. He served with the US Army Reserves and was employed in construction, as a drywaller. He loved hunting and fishing.

He leaves his partner of 32 years, Theresa McGarghan and her son and wife, Michael and Kelly McGarghan, along with their children: Bradley and Stephanie; Theresa’s daughter and husband, David Peter and their children: Duncan, Silas and Josiah; his daughter, Carina Thompson and husband Patrick and their children: Heather and Amanda; his son, Melvin Prim, II and wife, Brenda and their children: Andrew and Amy; his brother, Virgil Prim and wife, Karen and extended family.

Future Services will be held at the family’s convenience.

Bradley A. Beartheaume, Jr.

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Burlington- -Bradley A. Beartheaume, Jr., 56, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at UVM Medical Center.

He was born in New Britain, CT on May 19, 1964, the son of Bradley A., Sr and Jean M. (Ploof) Beartheaume. He married Darlene Beaupre in Burlington on March 13, 1998. He was a self employed painter and was an avid picker and enjoyed garage sales and wrestling.

He leaves his wife, Darlene, 2 sons: Bradley Burns and Jeffery Savage, 3 grandchildren; step-children: David and Connie Amsden and Dawn and Todd LaValley; 5 step-grandchildren; 7 step-great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Debra Morrison and partner, Bryan Monta and Lisa Beartheaume and her partner, Johnson Soukone. He also leaves a special aunt, Marie Farnsworth, for sitting by his side with love when he was asking for her and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents and his in-laws: Sonny Mortise, Kevin, Terry and Leroy Beaupre and spouse, Linda; 3 sisters-in-law: Sheila Merits, Brenda Beaupre and Gloria Lafountain.

Visitation is on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 5-6:30pm in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Funeral Services will begin at 6:30pm in the funeral home. Later interment will be held at 1pm on Monday, Feb. 1 in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Annex, Pomeroy St.

Dale M. McGuire

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So. Burlington- -Dale M. McGuire, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 at McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1959 in Burlington, the son of Vernon and Marion (Francis) McGuire. He was employed mostly in food services at various facilities in the area.

Dale is survived by his children: Dustin Stearns of Jeffersonville and Kala McGuire of Skowhegan, ME.: grandchildren: Gage and Jade Willey; his father, Vernon McGuire and siblings: Vernon, Karen, Danny, Kelly McGuire and Karena Weston.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at 11am in New Mount Calvary Cemetery, Burlington.

Arrangements in the care of Elmwood-Meunier, Burlington.

Richard Charles Moody

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Colchester- -Richard C. Moody, 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2021 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was surrounded by his family.

Richard was born on March 28, 1941 in Burlington, Vermont to Frank and Anna (Drew) Moody. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1961 and shortly after began his career at IBM that spanned 30 years.

He married the love of his life, Dianne LaVAlley in 1970 and celebrated 50 years of marriage last June. Together they raised 2 daughters.

Richard is survived by his wife, Dianne of Colchester. His daughter Michelle and her partner, Jeffery Willis of Colchester, his granddaughter, Miranda Bushey and her partner, Evan Miller of Waterville, his sisters, Joyce Stone of Essex and Carol and her husband John of Richmond and many nieces, nephews and cousins and a special friend, Elizabeth Shangraw.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Anna, his brother, Robert Moody and sadly his daughter, Lisa in 2018.

Richard will always be remembered for his sense of humor, his huge heart and his endless devotion to those he loved.

In his later years, when Parkinson’s disease robbed him of his strength and stamina, he allowed for those of us who loved him to repay the favor of what he taught us all along.

It’s time to rest my fatman, you will always be my hero.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jenn Gilwee, Dr. Jim Boyd, Nurse Laura Turner, from the VNA and a very special thank you to Liz Denton who without her help he would have never made it home.

A Private Service will be held in the spring at St. Paul’s Memorial Garden, Burlington. For Memorial Donations to Parkinson’s Disease, go to their website on Google.

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Wilfred L. Delisle, Sr.

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North Hero – Wilfred L. Delisle, 85 passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington.

He was born to Lester Joseph and Florence Ester (Parrott) Delisle on October 1, 1935 in Montgomery, VT. He served his country honorably with the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He married the former Elaine Dubuque Troville on September 21, 1968.

He did farming, worked for the VT highway Dept and was a mechanic with So. Burlington Chrysler Plymouth, JCPenney’s and was also self-employed.

He enjoyed

Tinkering on anything and everything. He loved racing, wrestling, country music and dancing. He loved dogs, especially his Beauty, Bruno, Milo, Otis and Tyson. He most of all loved spending time with his family and friends.

He leaves his 6 sons and daughters-in-laws: Ronnie Tourville, Darrell Troville and his wife Leah, Tim Troville and his wife Colleen, Rick Troville and his wife Laurie, Steve Troville and his wife Sheryl, Wilfred Delisle Jr. and his wife Susan.

2 Daughters and sons-in-law: Norma Deforge Cox and her husband Randy, Doreen Legrand and her husband Philip.

Grandchildren: 21 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren

Siblings: Betty Roy, Lester Delisle, Leora Greenia, Johnny Mitchell.

And several nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by: His wife Elaine, all brothers and sisters and his special aunt Ruby Gonyeau.

He also leaves some special family friends Steve Deforge, Amy Russin.

A graveside service will be held in Grand Isle Cemetery later in the year at a time to be announced.

Memorial Donations may be sent to: Franklin County Humane Society, 141 Fairfax Rd., St. Albans, VT 05478.

Henry C. Burawa Jr.


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Henry Burawa was born in Astoria (Queens), NY, to Susan Majores and Henry Burawa Sr. He was raised in the city by his father, grandmother and foster parents. At the age of 8, Henry and his two younger sisters moved with their father first to Utica, NY and eventually to Vermont when he was 13. Henry lived on Alfred Street in Burlington and then at the Allenbrook Group Home. He graduated from South Burlington High School and went on to attend Job Corps in Vergennes and Southern Vermont and Bennington Colleges.

Henry’s career path as a printer at Lane Press was cut short when, at 23, he was severely injured by a drunk driver in a car accident. After spending months recovering in the hospital relearning to walk and talk, Henry went on to work several jobs including cook at Sneakers, St. Joe’s and UVM, inventory stock manager at SAS Auto, janitor at Rice High School, and crossing guard in Burlington.

Henry was proud of his Jewish heritage. He considered himself a “City Boy” and often said “I’m going to fight to be an individual”. Henry earned a black belt at Shover’s dojo, and fondly recalled being told “This little guy has a lot of Bruce Lee in him”. Henry had a unique style with his signature long hair mullet, leather pants and vest, silver jewelry, bolo tie, and perfectly shined boots. He dreamed of opening his own vintage clothing shop called “Cool Clothes for Rockers and Bluesers”.

Henry felt music in his heart and soul, particularly the blues. He loved to share his voice and guitar with friends. Among Henry’s favorite artists were Paul McCartney, the Beatles, Joe Bonamoso, Etta James, Dan Hicks, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Susan Tedeschi, Wynton Marsalis, Billie Holiday, Seals and Crofts, Grace Potter, and Journey.

Henry frequently said “My friends are my family”. And indeed Henry cherished many best friendships: Kristina Olsen - the Pooh (he was by her side through thick and thin - her bodyguard) and her boyfriend Nick Courville, Marty Connors (who he met at Bennington College and with whom he made music over the years), Rod Billings (his longest friend), Donald Goggins (a close friend since job corps), Stanley Carlson (whose company he frequently enjoyed), Maryanne Billings Charbonneau (“best mom ever”), Barry Emmons (whose woodworking skills he admired), Amanda Clark (with whom he shared fun times), and Christine Connors (who he also loved).

On holidays, Henry cooked elaborate meals to share with his friends as well as those he saw in need. He was a loyal person, always there to pick up friends when they fell. Henry had a generous and giving heart - he enjoyed visiting local thrift stores and would often thoughtfully choose unique gifts for those he loved.

Henry was predeceased by his father, grandmother, sister Nicole and godmother Elizabeth Edgar. He leaves behind his younger sisters Laura and Dawn. He is now surrounded by the many animals that he loved: Bubba, Miss Kitty, Bear Poohs, Rod’s dog Tasha, and sweet Claudia who left this world with him.

Henry wished to be an inspiration to never give up. “You put me in a corner and I’m gonna come out swinging” - “If I can do it, anyone can, I was a wreck”. Help carry on Henry’s legacy. Be loyal to those you love and kind to those in need.

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life

bringing peace, abolishing strife.

— Kahlil Gibran

Joan Luise (Unkelbach) Bruns

Joan Luise (Unkelbach) Bruns

So. Burlington- -Joan Luise (Unkelbach) Bruns passed away peacefully on December 1, 2020. She was born on February 8, 1933.

She was born in Riverhead, NY and grew up in Mattituck, NY on the eastern end of Long Island. She graduated from Cornell University School of Nursing. In 1957, she married Leonard Bruns and lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The family moved to Natick, Massachusetts in 1963 and lived there until 2000. She lived by the principle of helping others. She helped manage “A Place to Turn”, a food pantry and in 1985, she founded “Natick’s Open Door” a local soup kitchen which hosted weekly community dinners. She shopped and cooked for five years before turning the reins over to other volunteers. It is still in existence today. She served as a volunteer at Natick Service Council as Vice President for two years and Christmas Packing Chairman for 15 years, providing approximately 100 boxes of food, gifts and clothing each year for needy families.

She was active at the Fisher United Methodist Church in Natick. After moving to Vermont, she joined Faith United Methodist Church in So. Burlington and became involved in the church’s various mission activities. One of her proudest accomplishments was holding a dinner at the church that helped raise funds for the new organ there.

She loved travel and music and was a member of the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston for over 35 years. One of her great joys was attending the annual performance ofHandel’s Messiah every year. She passed her passion for travel and music along to her children and grandchildren. She was politically committted to progressive causes and stayed up to date on the news until her death. She was a proud member of Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the National Wildlife Federation and other organizations.

She is survived by her son, Paul Bruns (wife, Kate and child, Matt) and her daughter Jean Baker (children; Grace and Jay).

She was predeceased by her son, David Bruns and her husband, Leonard Bruns, both in 2010.

If desired, memorial contributions can. Be made to Planned Parenthood or Northern New England, ACLU or the National Wildlife Federation. A Memorial Service is planned for the spring.

Gary D. Greene

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Gary D. Greene

Williston- -Gary D. Greene, 73, passed away at home on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.

He was born in San Francisco, CA on June 24, 1947, the son of Godfrey D. And Edna A. (McNaught) Greene. He grew up in Redwood City, CA, where he graduated from Woodside High School in 1966. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and joined the MAC division where he served in Germany for 3 years. When he retired from the service he moved back home and joined PSA Airlines as a Customer Service Agent. Then, with US Air, he moved to Vermont where he lived and worked for many years. He enjoyed travelling, skiing and his family.

Among his survivors are his son, Bryce Greene and brother John G. Greene, and many friends.

In retirement Gary was challenged with diabetes and other health problems. Please donate to the American Diabetes Association in his name; 1-800-342-2383 or mail to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merriefield, VA. 22116-7023.

Spring Interment, with Military Honors, will be accorded in VT. Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Randolph.

Lawrence E. Lapointe

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Charlotte- -Larry Lapointe, 87, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020.

He was born on July 5, 1933 in Rutland, the son of Edward and Anna (McGrath) Lapointe. He joined the VT Army National Guard and served for nearly 38 years, being discharged in 1993. He also worked in masonary with Bossey Concrete Products and Paul Salary, building fireplaces. Larry later worked at Economou Cheese Factory.

He enjoyed Star Trek, the WWF Fast Cars and was an avid fan of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. (#3) years and Vana White.

He leaves his daughter, Stacy Lapointe and partner, Terry Chellis; grandchildren: Cooper Baldwin and Andrea Leonard; his sister, Anna Shepard and partner, Bob Ek and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Along with his parents, he was pre-deceased by his brother, Edward “TEX” Lapointe and his stepmother,Gwendolyn (Greenough) Lapointe.

Visitation is on Monday, Dec. 28 from 5-6 p.m. at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington. His Funeral will begin at 6p.m. Mask and Social Distancing will be required.

Spring Interment, with Military Honors, accorded by the VT Army National Guard, will be held in Resurrection Park, So. Burlington.

Those wishing may send Memorial Contributions to be used at the Family’s discretion.

Bahrija Avdibegovic

Burlington- -Bahrija Avdibegovic, 74, of Burlington, VT passed away peacefully Monday December, 14, 2020, with his wife and daughter by his side.

His family was his home and his heart. He leaves behind his loving wife of 44 years, Jasminka, their daughter and son-in-law, Mirela and Jean Roberts, who gave him his beautiful granddaughter, Vivienne and extended family in the US and Bosnia.

Bahrija was born on August 29, 1946 in Samac, Bosnia. He will be dearly missed by everyone who had the good fortune of meeting him. He always had a great outlook towards life and loved every part of it, living to love and loving to live. It was easy to notice just how caring a soul he was and a kind person he was. Bahrija just had a gift for making everyone he touched feel like family.

There are no Services planned at this time. Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home in charge.

John T. Snyder, Jr.

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John T. Snyder, Jr.

Williston- -John T. Snyder, Jr., 62, passed away on December, 11, 2020 at his home in Williston.

John was born May 25, 1958 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to Jack and Bernice Snyder. After moving to VT, he attended Rice Memorial High School, graduating in 1976.

He graduated from University of Vermont in 1980 and received his MBA from Boston College in 1993. John worked in the computer industry in MA.

John is survived by his mother, Bernice of Williston, VT, children: Veronica and William of Amesbury, MA. He is also survived by his brother, James (Kelly) Snyder of Colchester, sister, Carolyn and her partner, Tony Thompson of Jericho and niece, Casey Snyder of Milton. He was predeceased by his father, Jack Snyder, in 2018.

A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date in Wilkes-Barre, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rice Memorial High School, 99 Proctor Ave., South Burlington, VT 05403.

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Misty J. Nadeau

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Misty J. Nadeau

Burlington- -Misty J. Nadeau, 40, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at UVM Medical Center.

She was born in Burlington on January 9, 1980 to George G. King and Jennifer H. O’Neil.

She leaves her daughter, Mariah Philbrook; granddaughter; Amelia Senna, her mother; Jennifer O’Neil, sisters: Amy O’Neil, Rita O’Neil, Emily King and Georgia Castleman, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was pre-deceased by her sister, Stacey O’Neil.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a future date.

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Alexander A. Dumas

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Alexander A. Dumas

Burlington- -Alexander A. Dumas, 73, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1946 in Burlington, the son of Albert and Evelyn (Goulet) Dumas.

He passed away in his sleep at home, where he was most comfortable. This fulfilled his mother’s wish, which was for Alex to remain in the family home as long as possible.

Although he was disabled, he was able to work for W.T. Grants of Burlington and later with Champlain Industries in Winooski.

Alex greeted everyone with a smile, hello and a handshake, He enjoyed car rides to visit his parents’ graves, saying a prayer for them every time. He also liked going to the airport to watch airplanes take off and land. No drive was complete without a stop for burgers and fries on the way home! Recently, he developed a passion for Nerf basketball from the comfort of his recliner in the living room. He also had a vast vinyl album collection. Although he enjoyed many different artists, The “King of Rock and Roll” was his favorite by far. He collected many Elvis memorabilia items over the year.

He leaves behind his best friend, cousin and caretaker, Arthur Ducharme, who made it possible for Alex to live in his home until the end. He also leaves behind many cousins, as well as his long time legal guardian, Paul Couillard.

Visitation is on Tuesday, from 12noon – 1pm in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. where his funeral will be held at 1pm. Interment will follow at Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester. Those wishing may send contributions, in his memory, to: Howard Center, 300 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT. 05401.

Cheryl L. Greene

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Cheryl L. Greene

Middlebury- -Cheryl L. Greene, 63, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. She was born in Springfield, MA on April 3, 1957, the daughter of Richard L. And Jane F. (Murphy) Greene.

She leaves her siblings: Dale Greene of Florida, Lynn Greene of Revere, MA, Tom Greene of Shelburne, Joanne LeCours of NC and Joseph Greene of Shelburne and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington from 9-10am with her funeral service at 10am. Interment will follow in New Mt. Calvary, Burlington.

Amanda Louise Dion

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Amanda Louise Dion

Burlington- -5/27/1992-10-21-2020

Beloved daughter of Martin J. Dion and Sandra Remick, adoring mother of Amelia Louise Dion, laid down her sword and burdens. She has donned radiant wings and her soul is resting in the arms of Papa Butch and Gramma Arlene. All her departed loved ones are reveling in the glorious Heavenly Kingdom.

Amanda was a fierce defender of children, animals and underdogs. A deep thinker, compassionate, an empath and a visionary. She revered the natural beauty of the Earth and had a personal relationship with her higher power.

Amanda was proud of her Irish heritage and mastery of step dancing. She excelled as a dancer, gymnast, cheerleader, enjoyed all genres of music and absorbed every detail of dance performances, a true artist of many media.

Amanda earned a certificate from Barbizon USA, she worked at Hollister and nurtured her penchant for fashion and a talent for makeup artistry. A lady to her core.

Amanda graduated from Winooski High School. She completed courses at St. Joseph’s College where she was on the Dean’s list and earned credits from CCV. She spent countless hours in research. Her goal was to participate in awareness and advance treatment for childhood cancer. She was a regular donor to St. Jude’s. Amanda meticulously maintained her lovely hair and her wish, which will be fulfilled, was to donate it to wigs for children recovering from cancer.

One of her early happy places was at the stables. She was overjoyed when her dad gifted her with her horse, Remington. But her greatest profound delight was to be with her precious baby girl. Amelia was her world.

Others left to treasure her memories are her grandmother, Barb Dion, her papa, Lyle Remick, the Dion, Remick, Miller, Corley, Martin/Bailey, Tarlton, Clark and Freeman families. She leaves behind her kitties, Alice and Lucas, many friends and especially dearest Randy Zeno Family, Templin, and Daemon.

We will miss her hauntingly deep blue Irish eyes and smile, her sweet voice “thank you Mumma, thanks Dad”. Our brave Honey Girl, Bunum, Sweet Pea. May you now be at peace.

Please remember her at your Holiday meals and gatherings, which she loved. Turkey or chicken breast, mashed potatoes and frozen peas. Consider a donation in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at or mail to 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-1942 or C/O Randy Zeno, 199 Woodbury Rd., Burlington, VT. 05408, to aid in the funding of a service dog for Amanda’s daughter, Amelia.

Her funeral will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church and Cemetery in Winooski on Tuesday, November 24 at 11am. Feel free to gather with your families in remembrance and gratitude.

Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home.

Robert “Bobby” Hoffman

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Burlington -Robert E. Hoffman, 75, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at UVM Medical Center.

He was born in Burlington on September 23, 1945, the son of Clarence, Sr., “Tex” and Dora M. (Pratt) Hoffman. Bobby enjoyed puzzles, playing cards, spending time with his nieces and nephews and was a Tony Steward racing fan. For a time, many years ago, he did custodial work at the Fletcher Free Library.

He is survived by his siblings: Linda Fenton, Ernest and Joyce Hoffman, Pam and Jeff Juczak, David Hoffman and his niece, Debra Pariseau, among other grand and great grand nieces, nephews and cousins.

Along with his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Kay Barron, his brother, Clarence, Jr. “Tommy” Hoffman and a brother-in-law, James Fenton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Friday at 1pm in St. Mark’s Church with interment following in Resurrection Park, So. Burlington. Visitation is on Friday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave. Those wishing may send memorial donations to be used at the family’s discretion.

David E. Wolcott

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Colchester- -David E. Wolcott, 93, passed away at McClure-Miller Respite House on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.

He was born on Aug. 20, 1927 in Colchester, the son of Max and Florence (Cloe) Wolcott. He was stationed in Germany with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. In Civilian life, Dave was a machinist in the tool making trade. He enjoyed working with horses, the outdoors, growing vegetables, coin collecting and working on cars, always striving to “Do it Right”.

He is survived by his wife, Marion (Root) Wolcott , his children: David L. Wolcott and wife, Dee, Dana Wolcott, and wife, Barb, Melinda Wolcott, Dennis Wolcott and Lori Ann Pion; grandchildren: Angela Unwin, Eric Wolcott, Chasidy Benjamin, Justin Wolcott, Corey Wolcott, Bryant Wolcott and Leandra Pion; three great grandchildren and his brother, Eben Wolcott.

He was predeceased by his sisters: Lesley, Linda, Lida, Sylvia, Carol and Sandra and brother Elwin.

Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 11am in Colchester Village Cemetery, Main St, with Military Honors being rendered by the VT Army National Guard.

Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, Burlington in charge of arrangements.

Daniel “Danny” R. Bevins

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Burlington- -Danny Bevins, 46, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at UVM Medical Center. He was born on January 10, 1974 in Burlington, the son of Donald L. & Linda M. (Barcomb) Bevins.

Daniel “Danny” was one of the most wholesome, ambitious and caring people in this world. He was a dedicated business man and he would always help his dad with his roofing business. Danny was passionate in and had a talent for drawing. He enjoyed music and he a had a strong love for cars and car audio. Any chance he could, you could find him watching the races with his Dad. Danny had a pure heart, he was smart, selfless, compassionate and cared deeply about his friends and family. He put others before himself and always had a smiling grin on his face.

Danny was a loving father, a strong son, a loyal friend, protective uncle and amazing brother. Although his time on this earth was unfortunately too short, his memory will forever live on through his family, friends and his best friend, his dog. The loss of Danny has shattered the hearts throughout all those who got the beautiful gift and joy of knowing him. He will be forever remembered, missed and loved.

He leaves his daughter, Chrisshaunna (Shaunna) Bell, siblings: Ronnie Bevins, Dawn Clarke, Sabrina McCurdy, Julie Coolidge and Tina Estes and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation hours will be on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 4-7pm,with Services at 7pm in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Memory donations may be sent to the funeral home to be used at the family’s discretion.

Lois (Prim) Chapman

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Colchester- -Lois M. Chapman, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, after a long battle with Dementia, at Elderwood at Burlington Nursing Home.

She was born on September 9, 1940 in Burlington, the daughter of Arthur S. and Daisy M. (Donnelley) Prim. Lois was an avid crafter having made hats and mittens for the preemees at the hospital and families at the Ronald McDonald House. She also volunteered with the United Way and delivered Meals on Wheels.

She leaves her husband, John Chapman; 3 children: William Goodman; Timothy Goodman and wife, Crystal and Shawn Chapman and wife, Jennifer Ashley; her grandchildren: Lucas and Nicole Goodman, Adam Goodman and Samantha Ashley-Chapman; her great grandchild: Maddox Edwards; her sister Betty Hamlin; her brother and wife, Thomas and Dena Prim and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was pre-deceased by her daughter, Angela Goodman, grandson, Timothee Goodman, sister, Dorothy White and brother, William Prim.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 1-3 pm in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 5 at 11am in Holy Cross Church, Malletts Bay. Later Interment will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 1pm in Malletts Bay Cemetery. Those wishing may send Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 300 Cornerstone Dr., Williston, VT 05495. Elmwood-Meunier, Burlington in charge.

Claire M. McManus

Burlington- -Claire M. McManus of Burlington, VT peacefully departed on August 28, 2020.

Claire was born on January 25, 1945, the daughter of Rosalie M. (Girard) Shaw and William McManus.

Survivors include her son, Paul S. McManus and grandson, Patrick.

She will be laid to rest with her mother at St. Mary Cemetery, Stanton, VT. A private Graveside Service will be held.

Elmwood-Meunier in charge.

Nancy Ann (Superneau) Lavalley

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Colchester- -Nancy A. Lavalley, 72, passed away unexpectedly at UVM Medical Center on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.

She was born in Burlington on June 29, 1948, the daughter of Robert F. And Marjorie (Valiquette) Superneau.

She was married to Robert Lavalley, Sr. in 1966 at Holy Cross Church. She will be remembered as a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother.

She leaves her husband of 56 years, Robert F. Lavalley, Sr and children and spouses: Todd & Dawn Lavalley, Scot Lavalley, Kevin & Peggy Lavalley, Robin Richardson, Robert, Jr. and Renee Lavalley; 21 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; siblings and spouses: Robert, Jr. and Diane Superneau, Marjorie and Joe Trombley, Paul and Rhonda Superneau and Roddy and Holly Superneau and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Linda and her husband, Dennis Wilbert and her son-in-law, Jerry Richardson.

Visitation is on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 6- pm in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 1pm in Holy Cross Church, Malletts Bay. Later Interment will be on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 1pm in Malletts Bay Cemetery. Masks and Social Distancing are required.

Pennie A. McLaughlin

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Burlington- -Pennie A. McLaughlin, 63, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at UVM Medical Center.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1956 in Morrisville, the daughter of Edward & Beverly (Chaplin) McLaughlin. She had been employed as an LNA and later, was manager of the Sunshine Laundromat and the No. Winooski Ave. Laundromat.

She leaves her daughters: Michelle LaRose and Jennifer Payea; step-daughter, Cindy Kirby and adopted son, Donald Parent.

Visitation is on Monday, Sept. 28 from 6-7pm with her Funeral staring at 7pm in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Masks and social distancing required.

Betty L. (Murray) Bevins

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So. Burlington- -Betty L. Bevins, 82, passed away at the St. Albans Health & Rehab Center on Monday, September 21. 2020.

She was born in Milton on August 19, 1938, the daughter of Henry L., Jr. and Gladys M. (Bevins) Murray. She was a loving mother to her six children and a nanny to many children throughout the years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Frank H. Bevins, Jr., five remaining children: Doris Williams, Debora Williams, Doreen and husband Raymond Pretty, Sr., Sidney and wife, Debra Williams and Robert Williams, Jr., nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Darlene Williams and two brothers: Kenneth and Roland Murray.

Memorial Services will be held on Monday, Sept. 28, at 12:30 pm in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington. Visitation is from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington. Social Distancing and Masks are required.

Stephen Anthony Cochones

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Stephen Anthony Cochones

Georgia- -Stephen Anthony Cochones, 67, left this Earth on Sept. 4, 2020 at his home.

Steve was born on Aug. 31, 1953 in Burlington, VT, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Cochones. Steve attended Burlington High School, where he ran track and played football, graduating in 1973. Steve served in the US Navy working as a Seabee and diesel mechanic and was honorably discharged. He would often revel his brothers with stories of time spent in Sicily and the colorful characters that he encountered. Steve was a gifted cook, having worked at the Ice House restaurant in Burlington during it’s heyday. Steve was employed for many years at EB/AC Whiting Company as a machinist and at Superior Ceramics, where he retired. Steve was a quiet, kind, funny and hardworking man who loved his friends and family. He was a multitalented role model who inspired his siblings with his work ethic, sense of humor and humility. Steve loved music, building fast cars and his beautiful dog, Yeller. He was a tremendous brother, son and grandson and to use the words of our beloved, Nana Clark “he was just a good egg”.

Steve is survived by his sister, Judith Nardelli and brothers: Nick Cochones, Anthony Cochones and Raymond Cochones. He also leaves behind a large extended family.

He was predeceased by his sisters: Constance Cummings and Pamela and Candace Cochones.

Friends may gather on Friday, Sept. 25, at 12:15pm at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington. A Graveside Ceremony of Christian Burial, with Navy Military Honors, will be held at 1pm in Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington.

Masks and Social Distancing will be required. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier, Burlington.

Frances “Fran” (Colby) Rouelle

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Essex Jct.- -Fran Rouelle, 78, passed away unexpectedly at Elderwood at Burlington Nursing Home in Burlington on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. She was born in Barre on Oct. 11, 1941, the daughter of Percy G. and Ora H. (Jones) Colby.

She married Guy A. Rouelle in Montpelier on her birthday, Oct. 11, 1960. Guy passed away in 1998. Fran worked for a time as an C.N.A. and, for most of her career, was employed as an Intake Supervisor with the VT Dept. of Social Welfare.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and her “Bingo Circle of Friends”.

She leaves her 5 children and spouses: Guy, Jr. and Angela Rouelle of E. Calais, Marie Line of Malta, NY, Mona and Ken Taylor of Balston Spa, NY, Mark Rouelle of Ayers, MA and Jeffrey and Trish Rouelle of Sheridan, OR; 4 grandchildren; her sister, Doris and husband, Thomas Goettling of Winchester, OR. Along with extended family and her companion of many years, Stan Henry of Milton, VT.

A Funeral Service for family will be held at a future time. Memorial Contributions may be sent to: American Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Ln., Williston, VT 05495.

Louis R. Young

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Highgate- -Louis R. Young, 73, passed away unexpectedly at Glenn’s Falls NY Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. He was born in Swanton on Sept. 9, 1946, the son of Roland J. And Andrena M. (Garner) Young.

Before he was married, he lived in Burlington and drove for Elmwood-Meunier Funeral and Ambulance Service. Later Louie lived in Highgate and worked for Sheldon Pulp Mill.

He enjoyed puttering around in his garage and raising chickens, along with spending time with his family.

He leaves his wife, Patricia (Fassett) Young, his sons: Louis E. & Brenda Young, Eric & Wendy Young, Scott & Shelly Young and Bernie & Crystal Young; his grandchildren: Sean, Katlynn, Katie, Sarah, Erica, Myleah, Kyth, Dayla, Nevaeh, Johnathan, Bonnie, Patricia, Lindsey, Lillian, Kyle, Taylor and Brendan; his great grandchildren: Lilly, Adaline, Irylynn, Alex, Patrick, Brooklyn, Haylee Sue and Payton; his sisters: Mary Cecile Young and Mary Theresa Young; sister-in-law, Jeannie Young; the mother of his children, Leona Young and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his brother, Paul Young and grandson, Scott Young.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 from 6-7pm with a Memorial Service to follow at 7pm in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to the funeral home to be used at the family’s discretion.

Grace (Fenton) Hamelin Richer

Colchester- -Grace A. Richer, 80, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 in the McClure-Miller Respite House.

She was born in Burlington on July 16, 1940, the daughter of Oscar L. And Pearl A. (MacAlister) Fenton.

She graduated from Burlington High School, Class of 1959 and was immediately employed at the Internal Revenue Service. She later transferred to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, as a Budget Analyst, from where she retired in 1995. Grace enjoyed traveling with her husband, the love of her life, Norm. She also loved to cook, Barb-be-que and spend time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter and husband, Stacy (Hamelin) and Kevin Matz; step-children: Lori, Jo-May and James Richer; her brother. Richard Fenton; sisters-in-law: Linda Fenton and Linda Crossman-Fenton, her nephews and spouses: James, Jr. and Tammy Fenton, Jerry and Cindy Fenton, Richard, Jr. and Paula Fenton and Shayne and Michelle Fenton ; her nieces: Sharon Fenton and partner, Randy, Betty Ann Fenton, Martha Kennedy and husband, Matt, Erin Fenton and partner, Terrance Brown, along with many grand and great grand nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Normand Richer, she was predeceased by two loving brothers: James William Fenton, and Francis George Fenton and niece, Linda “Totor” Fenton.

There are no services planned. Memorial Contributions may be sent to either: American Cancer Society, 237 East Ave., Burlington, VT 05401 or

Burlington Boys and Girls Club, 62 Oak St. Burlington, VT. 05401.

Charles “Dick” Courcy

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Dick Courcy of Ocean Ridge, FL passed away on September 5, 2020 after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. He was born on June 8, 1937 in Burlington, VT to Charles and Aurea (Blanchard) Courcy.

He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1955, where he met the love of his life, Nancy Ann (LaMothe) Courcy. They were both proud of their class’ legendary status for winning Stunt Night four years in a row! Dick was also in the ROTC and a star player in baseball, basketball, and football until he broke his neck in a playoff game his senior year; Nancy showed her undying devotion by visiting him in the hospital daily. Throughout their lives, Dick and Nancy cultivated a loving family and made many happy memories together during their almost 50 years of marriage. Dick was a Business Systems Analyst for General Electric for most of his career. Both he and Nancy retired in their mid-fifties and enjoyed sharing time between their home in Florida and their camp in Grand Isle, Vermont. He will be remembered dearly for his unfailing love and daily care of Nancy during her final years struggling with COPD and other complications. She passed in 2008 and he never remarried.

Above all, Dick was a devoted husband and father and he especially loved his role as grandfather and great grandfather. Left to cherish Dick’s memory are his three children: Cheryl Titus and her partner Allen Haskins, Chuck Courcy and his wife, Lakshmi and Cathy Belair and her husband Don; four grandchildren: Cristine and her husband, Steve Francis, Deanna Belair, Bennett Belair and Alekya Courcy and her husband Cody Nash; five great-grandchildren: Scarlette, Brianna, Grace, Kylie and Kamrynn; his sister, Phyllis DeVarney and many treasured nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Dick was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Nancy and his brother-in-law, Bernie DeVarney.

The Courcy family wishes to extend their sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the caring staff at Miller 4 Cardiac Unit. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cardiology Services at The University of Vermont Medical Center. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier, Burlington, VT.

Frank G. Fenton

Westford--Frank G. Fenton, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington.

He was born on Aug. 27, 1948 in Burlington, the son of Oscar and Pearl (MacAlister) Fenton. He graduated from Burlington High School and served for 38 years with the Dept. of Army and the VT Army National Guard. He was the current Adjatant at the Colchester American Legin, Post 91 and was a former Commander and Vice Commander among other offices. He was also a member of the Eagles and RVA. Frank loved his country and was loyal to the Military and very supportive of Veterans. He also was a beloved father who loved his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

He leaves his children and spouses: Martha and Matt Kennedy, Shayne and Michelle Fenton and Erin Fenton and partner, Terrance Brown; his loving former wife, Linda Fenton-Crossman; his grandchildren: Josh, Daniel and Andrew Kennedy and Wyatt Fenton; step children: Aimee and husband, Mike Hilliker and Keith Doolan; step grandchildren: Nathan Gibbs and Aria Hilliker; his siblings: Grace Richer and Richard Fenton, sister-in-law, Linda Fenton and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, James Fenton and his brother-in-law,Norman Richer.

A Tribute Service, with Military Honors, will be held at the convenience of the family.

Donations in his memory may be made to either the Colchester American Legion, Post 91, 70 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446 or The Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 BelfordRd., #300, Jacksonville, FL. 37256.

Gloria M. (Bisbee) Lawrence

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Vergennes- - Gloria Lawrence, 78, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at UVM Medical Center in Burlington.

She was born on October, 29, 1941 in Little Rock, AR. She met and married her husband of 42 years, William Lawrence, while she was a secretary at Fort Dix, NJ. Bill passed away in 2015. After Bill left the military, they moved to this area and were employed at Twincraft Skincare in Winooski and later at Vermont Teddy Bear in Shelburne.

She was active in Project Independence Senior Ctr. In Middlebury and the Victory Baptist Church in Vergennes.

She was like a second mother to Diane Brown, whom she leaves along with Randy Sheldon.

Memorial Services will be held in Victory Baptist Church in Vergennes on Fri., Aug. 21 at 11am.

Interment will follow in Milton Villiage Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church, Rt. 7, Vergennes, VT 05491

Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier, Burlington.

Sharron I. (Lemieux) Fortune

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Sweet, strong, feisty and fierce.

A long, hard journey has come to a peaceful rest at McClure-Miller Respite House on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Sharron was born in Colchester on Jan. 24, 1949, the daughter of Robert F., Sr. and Ilene E. (Bergeron) Lemieux. She had been employed at Greer’s Laundry for a number of years and was a loving mother, grandmother, partner, sister and friend.

She is survived by her daughter, Tara Fortune and partner, Doug Johnson, grandson, Joshua Dacres, great grandsons, Parker and Levi Dacres; her brothers: Gary Lemieux and wife, Carol Goodrum, Greg Lemieux and wife, Sally and Robert Lemieux, Jr.; her sister: Colleen Shaw and husband, Tim and her long time partner, Bert Crowley and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Along with her parents, Sharron was predeceased by her son, Kiley Fortune.

No Services are currently planned. Those wishing may make Memorial Donations to the McClure-Miller Respite House or any local Animal Shelter.

Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier.

Andrew J. Luchini, Jr.

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- Andrew J. Luchini, Jr., “Andy”, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Andy was born on Nov. 29, 1933 in Burlington, the son of Andrew, J. Sr. and Ellen (Casey) Luchini. He graduated from Cathedral High School, attended Burlington Business College, (now known as Champlain College) and served in the US Marine Corps from 1953-1956.

Andy had a passion for photography, capturing Vermont sunsets and Green Mountain Range Scenes. He enjoyed racquetball, swimming, Bruins Hockey, traveling, reading and afternoon naps.

Andy dedicated forty years of his career to WCAX TV, Channel 3. His first position was Film Technician, followed by Camera Man, Director, Senior Director and Director of Studio Service, retiring from his position as Vice President of Production in 1977.

He is survived by his children: Laura Luchini, Mark Luchini, Cathy Branon and Paul Luchini and wife, Pat; his grandchildren and their spouses: Chad and Staci, Branon, Jocelyn and Matt Lyman, Andrew Luchini, III, Krista Luchini, Britton Branon and partner, Shannon Crepeau , Jason and Nicole Luchini and Bradley Luchini; his great- grandchildren: Connor and Shaylee Branon, Brookelyn and Blake Lyman, Heaton Lussier, Carter Branon, Parker Luchini; his sisters: Linda Bergeron and husband, Marcel; many nieces, nephews and cousins; his former wife, Wendy Martinez; her children: Missy and husband, Dan Gamelin, who were always there for him and Michel and Jay Martinez, along with many of his close friends in Vermont and Arizona.

Along with his parents, Andy was preceded in death by his step-father, Al Cummings, his sister and husband, Dolores and Richard Sweeney and their daughter, Pam Chastaney and his former wife, Yvette Luchini.

Visitation is on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 from 4-5 pm with Memorial Services at 5 pm, with Military Honors, in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington. Masks and Social Distancing will be required.

Those wishing may send Memorial Contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 300 Corner Stone Dr., #128, Williston, VT 05495.

Rene Grimard

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On Sunday, July 19, 2020, Heaven gained a new woodworker. Any printing or backyard mechanic needs can now be taken care of in the afterlife. If paradise is searching for a new Cub Scout Leader or just all around awesome father, Rene O. Grimard is now there.

Rene is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois. Countless summers were spent on their Goldwing, going to the coast of Maine to eat lobster or

just a morning ride to the P&H truck stop in NH, for, what he thought, was the best breakfast ever. He always said the best food is served where the truckers ate.

Rene was born on May 17, 1937 in Rock Island, Que., Canada, the son of Alphonse and Aurore. Rene had one brother, Marcel (Pam) and his late sisters: Lucille and Anna (LaCount).

He was a loving father of Michael (Hi), Joanne (Richard) Cavallari, Joseph (Judy), Paul (Maria) and Peter (Maryland). It did not matter what time of the day it was if you needed his help, Dad was there. He would show up at your house, with his personal tool belt preferred, to help with any project. No matter how long it took, he was there every day! If you drove off the rode into a ditch at midnight, he would be there to help tow you out. There was an incident one time, he drove up to the Canadian Border in the middle of the night because something was forgotton by one of his traveling kids, and all it cost was a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee. When it came to his family, there was nothing he would not do. There was no time of day that he would not answer the phone.

He was a proud Grandfather of twelve grandchildren and even two great grandchildren. An uncounted number of hours were spent babysitting his grandchildren. He never refused a baby-sitting chance. If you could not make it to him, he had no problem traveling to you. “Boca”, his nickname, had no problem getting down onto the floor and playing face to face with his grandkids. There was no problem that he could not fix with a tootsie roll or a stop to the Rite Aid toy aisle.

Rene was and avid member of the community. He was always willing to go above and beyond to help anyone in need. He was a member of the Vermont National Guard in his early years. This continued into a position on the Burlington Police Force. He would often tell stories of patrolling North Street in Burlington in the early hours of the morning before shops were opened. After that, he would work as a Journeyman Pressman for the Offset House Publishing Company, which he would retire in 1999. Post retirement, Rene put in hours as a guide and bus driver at the Shelburne Museum. His wife and children were not his only family, Rene took great pride in helping raise hundreds of kids in the Burlington community. For over two and a half decades, Rene was involved in Burlington Cub’s Scout Pack 15, where he was a Cub Master. Rene was more than just a father to his children, he also shared his time and gifts with the other children in the community. He trained young boys on how to grow up to be responsible adults, just like he was raising his children. Hiking, camping, knot tying, canoeing, being an active and positive member of the community, whatever he could do to help the young scouts grow into responsible adults, he would do. For this the Boy Scouting Association awarded him many accommodations,: the Bronze Pelican, the Silver Beaver and the St. George award were just a few of the many awards that hung on his walls at his home. Many Sundays were started by loading up the family station wagon, grabbing an assortment of 8-track country music tapes and driving to visit all the aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins…too many to name. To Rene, his family was his life.

In lieu of flowers, Rene would like you to donate to the United Service Organization (USO), being in the military himself, he had children and grandchildren who served or are serving his country. He always had a special place in his heart for those who chose to go above and beyond.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 25, 2020 in St. Joseph Cathedral with interment following in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier.


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