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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, […]

Celebration of Life for Marlene Whitacre to be held Aug. 21

Celebration of Life for Marlene Whitacre to be held Aug. 21

A Celebration of Life in remembrance of Marlene Whitacre will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21 at the White Church in Grafton, immediately followed by a reception across the street in the Grafton Chapel till 3 p.m. All are invited to gather with her family, friends and neighbors to share […]

Doris Gillman, 92, loving mother, dedicated volunteer, in service to others

Doris Gillman, 92, loving mother, dedicated volunteer, in service to others

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Doris H. Gillman of Brunswick, Me., died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 with her son Herbert and her youngest daughter MaryAnn by her side. Mrs. Gillman lived a full life for 92 ½ years. She graduated from Otterbein College and worked as a social worker in the […]

Anna Kalinen, 57, loved to garden, was devoted to her two beloved sons

Anna Kalinen, 57, loved to garden, was devoted to her two beloved sons

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anna Jean (Davison) Kalinen, 57, a lifelong resident of Andover, passed away peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She was born on Oct. 31, 1958 in Springfield. Ms. Kalinen graduated from Green Mountain Union High School in Chester in 1976. She was employed by CEPCO in Chester […]

Marlene 'MJ' Whitacre, free spirit with a loving heart, dies at 78

Marlene ‘MJ’ Whitacre, free spirit with a loving heart, dies at 78

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Marlene J. Whitacre, who lived in both Grafton and Ocala, Fla., died quietly on April 16, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. At the time of her death, she had moved to Pennsylvania to live with family. She was 78. Ms. Whitacre is survived by her niece, Karrah Kightlinger-Bieniek and her […]

Larry Roland Moses, 64, farrier who shared his love of outdoors

Larry Roland Moses, 64, farrier who shared his love of outdoors

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Larry Roland Moses of Chester passed away at Springfield Hospital on April 13, 2016 with his family by his side. Mr. Moses was born on July 10, 1951, the son of Janis Putnam Moses and Roland Moses. The long-time resident of Chester spent his life as a farrier, actively shoeing horses. […]

Rich Rommer, 67, noted wheatgrass grower, loved music, dance

Rich Rommer, 67, noted wheatgrass grower, loved music, dance

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Richard D. Rommer of Chester, Vt., died suddenly at his home on Friday, March 25, 2016. He was 67. Mr. Rommer, known as Rich to all, was born in Nyack, N.Y., on March 12, 1949 to Lenore McCaffery Rommer and Richard J. Rommer. He graduated from Pearl River High School in […]

Ian McGrath, 52, loved coaching, was devoted to his four children

Ian McGrath, 52, loved coaching, was devoted to his four children

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ian Bernard McGrath died suddenly at his Chester, VT, home on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. He was 52. Mr. McGrath was born on Sept. 1, 1963 in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Bernard and Mary Donaldson McGrath. Mr. McGrath, a 1981 graduate of Bellows Falls Union High School, was employed by the Vermont […]