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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 […]

Beverly (Sheldon) Leach, 78, avid reader who loved her family

Beverly (Sheldon) Leach, 78, avid reader who loved her family

Beverly Ann (Sheldon) Leach, 78, of Warren, Penn., died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 at Golden Living – Kinzua Valley of Warren. She and her family lived in Chester from 1979 to 1987.  Mrs. Leach was born Dec. 1, 1936 in Jamestown, N.Y., the daughter of the late Walter and Violet (Beightol) Sweatman. She enjoyed reading, her […]

Rita G. Dufield, 82, strong, generous and loving mother, friend

Rita G. Dufield, 82, strong, generous and loving mother, friend

Rita G. Dufield, 82, died on Wednesday morning Oct. 7, 2015 at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center with her family by her side.  She was born Nov. 17, 1932 in Newport, N.H., the daughter of Eugene and Irene (Sylvester) O’Clair.  She grew up in Newport and attended Newport schools. In 1949, she married Amos Currier Jr., who predeceased […]

Cynthia Lascelles Lloyd Jones, 78, beloved mother, grandmother, friend

Cynthia Lascelles Lloyd Jones, 78, beloved mother, grandmother, friend

A service will be held at Adams Funeral Home, 35 Depot St. in Chester, at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9 for Cynthia Lascelles Lloyd Jones, who died on Sept. 30, 2015. She was the born on April 27, 1937, daughter of late May Barret and Clifford Lloyd, and was dearly loved by her children Phillip, […]

Celebration of David Hume’s life set for Sept. 26

The public is invited to join the Andover Project Committee in celebrating the life of David Hume from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at the Andover Town Hall, 953 Weston-Andover Road in Andover, Vt. Mr. Hume, who died at the end of June, served the town of Andover with dedication for many […]

Roger Farrar, 65, had a passion for blacksmithing, story-telling and family

Roger Farrar, 65, had a passion for blacksmithing, story-telling and family

Roger Farrar, 65, passed away recently at his home in Londonderry. He was born March 14, 1950 to Arthur and Aili Farrar of Chester. Mr. Farrar graduated from St. Johnsbury Trade School in 1968 and was an honorary member of the class of 1968 from Chester High School. He spent the next 47 years building […]

Donald 'Mr. Rob' Robinson, dedicated math teacher, devoted to family, friends

Donald ‘Mr. Rob’ Robinson, dedicated math teacher, devoted to family, friends

Donald Wayne Robinson, Don or “Mr. Rob” as his students called him, died suddenly Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. He was born in 1939 in Springfield, Vt., to Willis and Irene Robinson. His formal education was at Cavendish Elementary, Chester High School, Keene State College (BA) and Bowdoin College (MA). He was also honored with a […]

Richard W. Budnick, 48, loved music, remembered for his big heart

Richard W. Budnick, 48, loved music, remembered for his big heart

Richard W. Budnick,  48, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Stratford, Conn., died in his sleep on July 5, 2015. He was born June 26, 1967 in Bridgeport, Conn., to Ronald and Patricia (Friborg) Budnick. He was predeceased by his long-time partner Bill Robinson in July 2012. Mr. Budnick, known as Rick to friends and […]

Bob Fraser, Chester antiques dealer, long-time teacher

Bob Fraser, Chester antiques dealer, long-time teacher

Chester resident George Robert Fraser, 83, died on June 22, 2015 due to mesothelioma.  He was born Oct. 1, 1931 in Amherst, N.H., the son of Annie (Bray) and Daniel Joseph Fraser, graduated from Milford High School and entered the Navy, achieving the rank of Machinist Mate 2nd class. In 1954, Mr. Fraser married Mary […]

David Hume, former IBM executive and Andover cattle farmer, was 87

David Hume, former IBM executive and Andover cattle farmer, was 87

David S. Hume, 87, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Wake Robin in Shelburne. He was born on May 2, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Kenneth and Elizabeth (Newman) Hume. He was raised in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., attended Poly Prep, graduating in 1946. He worked for Merrill Lynch in lower Manhattan […]

Celebration of Georgette Thomas’ life on Saturday

  A memorial celebration for Georgette Thomas, better known to her friends as “Georgie,” will be held on Saturday, May 17 on the 2nd floor of the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St., Chester. Georgette Thomas was 83 when she died on Feb. 13 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was best known as […]

Heidi Ladd, 65, loving wife and mother was active in her Chester community

Heidi Ladd, 65, loving wife and mother was active in her Chester community

    Heidi Buxton Ladd, 65, of Chester, died unexpectedly as a result of injuries sustained in a accident at her family farm on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Mrs. Ladd was born in Concord, MA, the daughter of Devena Kidder and Harold Buxton. She spent her youth in Acton, MA, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree […]

Georgette Thomas, 83, beloved owner of the Hugging Bear

Georgette Thomas, 83, beloved owner of the Hugging Bear

    Georgette Thomas, 83, of Chester, died peacefully on Feb. 13 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was best known and adored as the innkeeper of the Hugging Bear Inn & Shoppe in Chester, her business and passion since 1982. She is survived by her sister Phyllis; her children Laura, Paul and his […]

Philip M. Anderson, formerly of Ludlow and Springfield, remembered as a great cook with a generous spirit

Philip M. Anderson, formerly of Ludlow and Springfield, remembered as a great cook with a generous spirit

Marble Falls, Texas Philip M. Anderson, 64, of Marble Falls, Texas, died on Oct. 26, 2013 after a battle with cancer.  He was the son of the late Robert Anderson and Margery Anderson Hearn and grew up in Ludlow and Springfield, VT. Mr. Anderson, “Phil” as he was known, attended Black River School in Ludlow […]

Chris Zuppinger, 46, precision carpenter and devoted husband

Chris Zuppinger, 46, precision carpenter and devoted husband

Christoph M. Zuppinger of Chester, VT, passed away at his home on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 after a brief illness. He was 46. Mr. Zuppinger was born on March 28, 1966 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, a heavily forested 800-year-old town near the largest waterfall in Europe. As a child, Mr. Zuppinger wanted to be an artist, […]

Megan Ives, 16, full of joy, a skier who loved sports, friendships worldwide

Megan Ives, 16, full of joy, a skier who loved sports, friendships worldwide

Megan Virginia Ives, 16, of Farmington, CT, and most recently of Londonderry, VT, died in her sleep of undetermined natural causes on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. She was outside of Santiago, Chile, participating in an alpine skiing training camp. A student of the Farmington public school system through 8th grade, Meg attended Miss Porter’s School […]