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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 […]

Grace Davidson Hudkins, 89, generous volunteer

Grace Davidson Hudkins, 89, generous volunteer

Grace Hudkins of the Smokeshire Valley in Chester, VT, died peacefully at home in her 90th year on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. She will be remembered for her cheerfulness, adaptability and generosity. Mrs. Hudkins was born Oct. 20, 1922 in Suffern, NY, and grew up in Hillburn, NY, and in Summit, NJ, a daughter of […]

Shawn K. Eaton, 52: 'Big Chief' enjoyed working with his hands

Shawn K. Eaton, 52: ‘Big Chief’ enjoyed working with his hands

WINDHAM Shawn K. Eaton, of Windham, VT, died after a brief illness on July 6, 2012 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was 52 and was born May 16, 1960 in Brattleboro. Mr. Eaton attended Flood Brook Elementary School in Londonderry and graduated from Green Mountain Union High School in Chester. He […]

Donald Webster, 74, active Mason, loved the outdoors

PROCTORSVILLE Donald R. Webster, 74, died on March 27, 2012 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Born in Chester, on Aug. 24, 1937, Mr. Webster was a graduate of Chester High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War. A longtime employee of Combined Insurance and […]