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William Smith Jr., 78, enjoyed restoring a 1941 Ford convertible

William Smith Jr., 78, enjoyed restoring a 1941 Ford convertible

William J. Smith Jr. 78, of Chester, passed away on Feb. 26, 2018 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.  He was born June 20, 1939 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of William J. Sr. and Elizabeth (Castles) Smith.   He lived and attended school in the Baldwin area. On Oct. 5, 1957 he […]

'Jack' Atwood, 85, former owner of Chester Dairies, remembered for his sense of humor

‘Jack’ Atwood, 85, former owner of Chester Dairies, remembered for his sense of humor

Eu­gene R. “Jack” At­wood, 85, of Crafts­bury, died on Jan. 16, 2018, at North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal in New­port. He was born on Bur­ton Hill in Iras­burg, on De­c. 26, 1932, the son of Roger “Red” and Nel­lie (Scott) At­wood. He be­gan work­ing on his fam­ily farm on Bur­ton Hill. He and his father had a team of […]

Lydia Ratcliff, 84, whose Quality Meats were renowned in New York, Boston restaurants

Lydia Ratcliff, 84, whose Quality Meats were renowned in New York, Boston restaurants

Not even a rat biting into her nose one night at her Vermont boarding school in the early 1950s frazzled the bonds that were to tie Lydia Ratcliff, who died on Feb. 14 at the Genesis Care Center in Springfield, to her adopted state. She was 84. It was part and parcel of the country […]

Mrs. Wain K. Maass, 83, long-time teacher at Chester-Andover Elementary

Mrs. Wain K. Maass, 83, long-time teacher at Chester-Andover Elementary

Mrs. Wain K. Maass, 83, a long-time resident of Chester, died peacefully Jan. 22, 2018 at the McClure Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester. Mrs. Maass was born in Arlington, N.J., the daughter of Calvin and Kathryn Koch.  She graduated from the Kimberley School in 1952, Montclair, N.J., and was a 1956 graduate of Wheaton […]

Jennie Madeline Parker, 93, artist who loved outdoors, being with family

Jennie Madeline Parker, 93, artist who loved outdoors, being with family

Jennie Madeline Parker passed away on the evening of Jan. 16, 2018. She was 93 and was surrounded by her two children. Mrs. Parker was born on July 13, 1924 in Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y., to her mother Selma Nisula Noor and her father John Noor. She enjoyed the outdoors, flowers, nature and painting. She […]

Ret. Sgt. Carl Bailey, 70, Londonderry native was dedicated to State Police

Ret. Sgt. Carl Bailey, 70, Londonderry native was dedicated to State Police

Carl E. “Buck” Bailey, 70, of Cocoa, Fla., passed away on Jan. 15, 2018. He was born on Oct. 28, 1947 to Carlin and Norma Bailey of Londonderry, Vt. Mr. Bailey died peacefully at home, with his wife Paulette Picard by his side. Born and raised in Londonderry, everyone knew Mr. Bailey as “Buck.” He […]

Mark Pluff, 56, devoted to daughter, family and friends, an avid sports, muscle car fan

Mark Pluff, 56, devoted to daughter, family and friends, an avid sports, muscle car fan

Mark Pluff , 56 , of Jamaica, Vt., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. He was the son of Mary Pluff of Canaan, Conn., and the late Robert E. Pluff. He attended Bement School in Deerfield, Mass., the Stratton School in Stratton, Vt., and graduated from Leland & Gray High School in 1980. […]

Dr. Sarah Kemble, 59, dies at her Chester home

Dr. Sarah Kemble, 59, dies at her Chester home

Dr. Sarah A. Kemble, 59, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 at her home in Chester, Vt. A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

David Hume Jr., 58, co-founder of Green Mtn. Gringo, was lover of the outdoors, thrilled teaching sons snowboarding

David Hume Jr., 58, co-founder of Green Mtn. Gringo, was lover of the outdoors, thrilled teaching sons snowboarding

GAINESVILLE, Fla. David Stuart Hume Jr., 58, passed away peacefully following a long illness on Dec. 8, 2017. Mr. Hume was born May 2, 1959 in Endicott, N.Y., the youngest child to David and Barbara (Burns) Hume. His early years were spent in Chappaqua, N.Y., with most weekends and holidays spent in Andover, Vt., exploring […]

Sgt. Mark Phelps, 53, lived a life of public service, devotion to family

Sgt. Mark Phelps, 53, lived a life of public service, devotion to family

Mark Phelps Sr. 53, passed away on Monday Dec. 11, 2017 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.  He was born April 17, 1964 in Springfield, Vt., the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Childs) Phelps.  He attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 1983.  He later attended the Vermont Police […]

Danna de Rochefort, 86, of Chester, was passionate gardener, outdoor enthusiast

Danna de Rochefort, 86, of Chester, was passionate gardener, outdoor enthusiast

Danna de Rochefort, of Chester, loving mother, grandmother and friend, died peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, on Dec. 3, 2017. She was 86. Mrs. de Rochefort was born on July 21, 1931 in Thompson, Conn., to Dr. James Edward Breslin and his wife Adeline Breslin, née Devereaux. She grew up […]

Andrew 'Andy' Baldwin, 60, fine homebuilder who loved the outdoors

Andrew ‘Andy’ Baldwin, 60, fine homebuilder who loved the outdoors

Andrew “Andy” E. Baldwin, 60, passed away at home surrounded by family on Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on April 11, 1957 in Indianapolis, Ind., the third of seven children of Fred and Janet Baldwin, former residents of Chester. After growing up in Orange, Conn., he relocated […]

Joyce Carleton, 67, was active in Legion Auxiliary, loved her grandson

Joyce Carleton, 67, was active in Legion Auxiliary, loved her grandson

Joyce Carleton, 67, of Chester, died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at Springfield  Hospital following a brief illness. She was surrounded by loved ones. Mrs. Carleton was born on Feb. 5, 1950 to Phyllis I. and Otto E. Weber. She was a member of the Chester American Legion Auxiliary for 16 years as well as […]

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 […]