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Dolores Gragen Kennett, 75, Chester native who loved gardening, cooking and family

Dolores Gragen Kennett, 75, Chester native who loved gardening, cooking and family

Dolores Alice (Gragen) Kennett, fondly referred to as “Hon” by her loved ones, passed away unexpectedly Sunday Nov. 12, 2017. She was 75. Mrs. Kennett was born in Chester, Vt., on July 28, 1942 to Eula (Brooks) Gragen and Arthur Gragen. She attended Chester schools, where she graduated in 1960. In July 1961, she married […]

Janet Greenlees, 90, Chester resident who loved adventure

Janet Greenlees, 90, Chester resident who loved adventure

Chester resident Janet L. Greenlees, died on Nov. 12, 2017 at the Meadows Home  in Rutland. She was 90. Ms. Greenlees was born on July 10, 1927 in New Brunswick,  N.J., where she attended grade school. She attended college in Wisconsin, where she played basketball. After college, she taught seventh and eighth grade science. Ms. […]

Chester Drugstore owner Bill Hale, wife Joanne die week apart

Chester Drugstore owner Bill Hale, wife Joanne die week apart

Former Chester Drugstore owner Wilbur “Bill” Hale Jr. died on Sept. 15, 2017, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Bolivia, N.C. He had been battling leukemia for several months. His wife of 64 years, Joanne Rawson Hale, died on Sept. 22, 2017, in Bolivia, N.C. Both were born in 1930. Born in Blakely, Penn., […]

Dr. Joseph Jurkoic, retired pediatrician, former Bellows Falls resident, dies

Dr. Joseph Jurkoic, retired pediatrician, former Bellows Falls resident, dies

Joseph “Jay” Jurkoic, MD, a retired pediatrician and U.S. Navy Korean War veteran, formerly of Point Pleasant, N.J., and Bellows Falls, Vt., died peacefully at home in Jamaica Plain, Mass., on Aug. 23, 2017. Dr. Jurkoic was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (Egan) Jurkoic and the loving father of Nancy Jurkoic Wilson and […]

CORRECTION: Celebration of life of Sam Lloyd Sr. set for Aug. 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.

CORRECTION: Celebration of life of Sam Lloyd Sr. set for Aug. 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.

CORRECTION: The time of the service is 2 p.m. on Aug. 7. The public is invited to join in a celebration of the life of Sam Lloyd Sr., the longtime Weston resident who was an actor, businessman, philanthropist and community leader who died in March at the age of 91. The celebration will be held […]

Services in Chester for Ginevra Goldthwaite Finch

Services in Chester for Ginevra Goldthwaite Finch

Family and friends of Ginevra Goldthwaite Marsh Finch are welcome to celebrate her life at a graveside gathering and burial at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Pleasant View Cemetery, 893 High St. in Chester. Mrs. Finch was born March 15, 1923 and raised in Chester. She died on March 10, 2017, […]

Pinkham graveside services set for June 4

Pinkham graveside services set for June 4

Graveside committal services with full military honors followed by a Masonic ritual for Earle E. Pinkham will be conducted at 1 p.m., Sunday June 4 at  Cobb Cemetery on Hall Ranch Road in Grafton. Mr. Pinkham, a resident of Chester, died on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Springfield Hospital. He was 98.  Mr. Pinkham was born […]

Weston theater fixture Sam Lloyd, 91, was a community leader, philanthropist

Weston theater fixture Sam Lloyd, 91, was a community leader, philanthropist

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Sam Lloyd, an actor, businessman, philanthropist and community leader, died peacefully at his home in Weston on Friday, March 24. He was 91. Mr. Lloyd’s death was announced by the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company with which he had a long association. The cause of death was heart failure. Mr. Lloyd […]

Earle Everett Pinkham, 98, an avid book collector, reader of histories who loved his friends, family

Earle Everett Pinkham, 98, an avid book collector, reader of histories who loved his friends, family

Chester resident Earle Pinkham, 98, died at Springfield Hospital of a heart attack on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was born on Dec. 2, 1918 to Earle Everett Pinkham Sr. and Aletha Florence Parrott in Lynn, Mass. Mr. Pinkham graduated from Lynn English High School in 1936 and attended Burdett Business College. A World War […]

Ginevra Goldthwaite Marsh Finch, 93, Chester native was devoted wife, mother and grandmother

Ginevra Goldthwaite Marsh Finch, 93, Chester native was devoted wife, mother and grandmother

OKEECHOBEE, FLA. Ginevra Goldthwaite Marsh Finch passed away March 10, 2017. She was born March 15, 1923 in Chester, Vt., to Percy and Rowena Goldthwaite. Mrs. Finch graduated from Stamford Hospital School of Nursing in Stamford, Conn,. in 1944 and she received her Bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College in New Castle, Del. In 1945, she […]

Memorial service set for Steven Prouty, Derry Select Board chair

Memorial service set for Steven Prouty, Derry Select Board chair

A service for Steven G. Prouty, who died earlier this week, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at the South Londonderry Town Hall, 139 Middletown Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West River Railroad Depot Project or the Town of Londonderry for tree planting on […]

Steve Prouty, champion of Londonderry, Select Board chair, dies at 66

Steve Prouty, champion of Londonderry, Select Board chair, dies at 66

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Steve Prouty, chair of the Londonderry Select Board, died at his home on Monday morning, Feb. 6, 2017. He was 66. Prouty was elected to the board in 2011 and rose to chair last May after Jim Ameden resigned for family reasons. Prouty’s father, Clyde, served 36 […]

Thelma Holden, 58, avid bird-watcher, adored her grand 'littles'

Thelma Holden, 58, avid bird-watcher, adored her grand ‘littles’

Deerfield, N.H. Thelma Jean (Witham) Holden, 58, of Deerfield, N.H., passed away on Dec. 3, 2016, surrounded by her family, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Ms. Holden was born in Laconia, N.H., to Maurice and Isabel (Fontaine) Witham on March 17, 1958.  She grew up in Deerfield and attended Raymond and Deerfield schools. […]

Richard 'Dick' Bigwood, 85, maintained trails with the Chester Snowmobile Club

Richard ‘Dick’ Bigwood, 85, maintained trails with the Chester Snowmobile Club

A Celebration of Life for Dick Bigwood has been set for noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 the Chester American Legion, 637 Route 103 South in Chester. Richard “Dick” L. Bigwood, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at his home in Chester surrounded by his family. He was born Fe. […]

Rodney Page, 71, classic car enthusiast who loved family, friends

Rodney Page, 71, classic car enthusiast who loved family, friends

Rodney L. Page 71, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Nov. 8, 1945 in Springfield, the son of Walden F. and Louise M. (Grover) Page.  He attended Springfield Schools, graduating from Springfield High School in 1963. He later graduated from […]

Ronald Walker, 69, former police officer was awarded Purple Heart in Vietnam, stayed active in veterans organizations

Ronald Walker, 69, former police officer was awarded Purple Heart in Vietnam, stayed active in veterans organizations

Ronald K. Walker, 69, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 2, 2016, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 20, 1946, in Brattleboro, Vt., the son of Wilfred and Ruth (Rogers) Walker. He attended Springfield schools and graduated from Springfield High School Class of 1964. He later attended […]

Ruth Harvie, 87, former Chester teacher, state senator, was known for vegetable gardening, love of music

Ruth Harvie, 87, former Chester teacher, state senator, was known for vegetable gardening, love of music

Ruth Hyde Harvie, 87, died after a period of failing health, on Oct. 3, 2016 at the independent living community of Kendal at Hanover, N.H. Ms. Harvie was born in Troy, N.Y., on Nov. 20, 1928, the daughter of Ruth Hyde and Peter Lyons Harvie. She attended the Emma Willard School and graduated from Russell […]

Novelist Catherine Breslin, of NYC and Lower Bartonsville, dies at 80

Novelist Catherine Breslin, of NYC and Lower Bartonsville, dies at 80

Journalist and author Catherine “Cate” Breslin, 80, of New York and Lower Bartonsville, Vt., died July 23, 2016 at the Springfield Rehabilitation Center of complications from brittle diabetes. Born Mary Catherine Breslin on Feb. 22, 1936 in Springfield, Mass., the second of three daughters born to Dr. James Edward Breslin and his wife Adeline Devereaux. […]

Jack Coleman, force behind Chester's Players Guild, Overture to Christmas, dies at 95

Jack Coleman, force behind Chester’s Players Guild, Overture to Christmas, dies at 95

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC To the wider world, John Royston Coleman was the accomplished economist, college president, central banker, foundation executive and author who took off for the hills of Vermont to run a country inn. But to people in Chester — where he settled to run The Inn at Long […]

Barbara 'Bobbie' Hume, 83, wonderful mother, active volunteer

Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Hume, 83, wonderful mother, active volunteer

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Barbara “Bobbie” B. Hume, 83, died on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 — on the 9th anniversary of her own mother’s death 2007 — at Wake Robin in Shelburne, Vt. She was born on June 26, 1933 in Buffalo, N.Y., to Reginald and Marion (Ball) Burns. Mrs. Hume grew up in Ridgewood, […]