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Wayne D. LeFevre died Sept. 4

Wayne D. LeFevre died Sept. 4

It is with intense sadness that the family of Wayne D. LeFevre would like to share that he has left this earth and has started a new journey. He left on Sept. 4, in the presence of his wife, Kristine, with a warm and loving send off by his children. Wayne will be missed by […]

Service for Carol Ballou Smith set for Sept. 10

Service for Carol Ballou Smith set for Sept. 10

A graveside service for Carol Ballou Smith, who passed away July 26, 2021, at the age of 94, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at the Brookside Cemetery on Main Street in Chester. Reverend Heidi Edson will officiate.

Terry Slade, 56, of South Londonderry

Terry Slade, 56, of South Londonderry

Terrance James Slade, 56, of South Londonderry, passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital following a heart attack and a several months-long battle with his health. The son of Lewis and Angeline (Hodgin) Slade, he was born Jan. 22, 1965 in Townshend. He also attended Green Mountain High School and obtained his […]

Lee Shepard, 79, of Londonderry

Lee Shepard, 79, of Londonderry

Lee Shepard, 79, suffered cardiac arrest and died on August 1, 2021 in Mystic, Conn. after a picture-perfect day on his boat “Miss Conduct” and dinner at one of his favorite local restaurants. His partner of 5 years, Beth Whitaker, was gratefully present to help and comfort him as he left our world. Born Horace […]

Wendell Wayne Johnson, 74, of S. Londonderry

Wendell Wayne Johnson, 74, of S. Londonderry

Wendell Wayne Johnson, 74, of South Londonderry passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 after three months of failing health. Wendell was born on Feb. 26, 1947 in Springfield to the late Rollin and Vera (Carleton) Johnson. He attended schools in Weston and Chester. Wendell had been […]

Arnold W. Cole, 82, of Chester

Arnold W. Cole, 82, of Chester

Arnold Walter Cole, 82, of Chester, died at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction on Aug. 4, 2021 after a short illness. The son of Olie and Margaret (Brown) Cole, he was born in Brookline, on June 14, 1939. He attended school in Brookline and Townshend, and later worked for Cersosimo Lumber, […]

Denis Paul Lefebvre, 75, formerly of Andover

Denis Paul Lefebvre, 75, formerly of Andover

Denis Paul Lefebvre, 75, of Richmond, R.I., formerly of Andover, Vt., beloved husband of Sharon (Hines) Lefebvre, passed away on the evening of July 28. Born in Central Falls in 1946, he was the son of Dolores (LaMontagne) and Gerard Lefebvre. He graduated from Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket in 1964, and received his BA […]

Carolyn Ballou Smith, 94, of Chester

Carolyn Ballou Smith, 94, of Chester

Carolyn Ballou Smith, 94,  passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 at her home in Chester.  A native of Chester, she was born at Springfield Hospital on April 14, 1927, the daughter of Paul Holton Ballou and Grace Carpenter Ballou. She attended Chester schools and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of […]

Robert Webb Erskine, 85, of Chester

Robert Webb Erskine, 85, of Chester

Robert Webb Erskine died peacefully at his Chester home on Wednesday, July 21, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. His final days were spent completely surrounded by his family and his wife of 61 years. He was born in Damariscotta, Maine, on Jan. 22, 1936, moving to Vermont with his family in 1940 when […]

Cheryl H. Cook, 84, of Chester

Cheryl H. Cook, 84, of Chester

Cheryl H. Cook, 84, of Chester, passed away on the morning of Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Springfield Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born Nov. 4, 1936 in Rutland Town, the daughter of Edward H. and Hazel (Young) Hemenway. She attended Rutland Town schools, graduated from Rutland High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree […]

Planning for services, celebration for the late Delores Barbeau

Planning for services, celebration for the late Delores Barbeau

The community will celebrate the life of Dr. Delores Barbeau, co-founder of Neighborhood Connections with Gloria Dawson, Carol Olstad, and Carol Robbshaw to provide social services to the residents of the mountain towns of southern Vermont, in mid-August. Services and a community-wide celebration of Delores’ life will take place on the grounds of The Weston […]

Delores Barbeau, 78, co-founder of Neighborhood Connections

Delores Barbeau, 78, co-founder of Neighborhood Connections

Justice will go before you; light will be behind and all through. After a lifetime of service, Delores Anne Barbeau entered her rest on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the age of 78. Born on April 18, 1943 in Lynn, Mass., to Hazel Delia Lloyd (1917–1970) and Raymond Arthur Barbeau (1914–1990), Delores grew up in […]

Jack Theodore Lindgren, 78, Springfield native

Jack Theodore Lindgren, 78, Springfield native

Jack Theodore Lindgren of Jupiter, Fla., passed away peacefully on June 17, 2021 after a battle with cancer. He was 78.  Jack, the oldest of seven children, was born on March 16, 1943 in Springfield, Vt., to Ted and Florence (Morrison) Lindgren. He worked on the family dairy farm while playing football and running track […]

Celebration of Life for Mary Fraser set for July 31

Celebration of Life for Mary Fraser set for July 31

A Celebration of Life service for Mary Fraser, who passed away Dec. 31, 2019, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 21 Fairground Road in Springfield. Please join her family in a brief service and sharing of memories, with a reception to follow at the Meetinghouse. […]

Celebration of Life July 31 for Patricia Larson of Chester

Celebration of Life July 31 for Patricia Larson of Chester

The Celebration of Life for Chester resident Patricia C. Larson, 89, who died in 2020, will be held on July 31 after a yearlong delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Patricia died peacefully in April of 2020 with her family by her side. Her family now invites you to her celebration of life. The memorial […]

Shane Harris, 50, of Rockingham

Shane Harris, 50, of Rockingham

Shane Michael Harris, 50 of Rockingham, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning. He was the proud father of two young women, Alexandra and Bradie Harris of Bellows Falls, the devoted “yoke-mate” to long-time partner and best friend, Christine Bullard, the protective older brother of Melanie Cooper and her husband Joel Cooper, of Smithfield, R.I., and […]

Danny R. Wilson, 74, of Chester

Danny R. Wilson, 74, of Chester

On June 10, 2021, Danny R. Wilson passed away at the age of 74 years old. Dan was the son of Clifton “Tink” and Stella (Sargent) Wilson. Dan was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and U.S.  Air Force, bravely serving in every military conflict starting with Vietnam in 1967, earning a Purple Heart for […]

Patricia Fromberger, 81, of Andover

Patricia Fromberger, 81, of Andover

Patricia Susan (Kochiss) Fromberger passed away on the morning of Sunday, May 23, 2021, at her home in Andover. Pat was born in Bridgeport, Conn. on Feb. 4, 1940, the youngest of three sisters. She grew up in Easton, a small rural community a few miles from Bridgeport. Although her father was killed in an […]

James Tomasso, 61, of Vermont and Connecticut

James Tomasso, 61, of Vermont and Connecticut

James George Tomasso, 61, passed away peacefully on May 21 surrounded by his family after a brief but very courageous battle with cancer. Jim was born in New Britain, Conn., the son of Joy L. Tomasso and the late Angelo Tomasso Jr. Jim graduated from Avon Old Farms School and attended Paul Smith’s College and […]

Dorothy 'Dottie' Bergquist, 91, of Andover

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Bergquist, 91, of Andover

Dorothy “Dottie” Bergquist of Andover passed away at home on March 26, 2021. Dottie was born to Erwin and Edith Libbey on Jan. 22, 1930, in Springfield, Mass. Her family moved to Vermont when she was a child, and she lived in Vermont and New Hampshire since. In 1949, Dottie married Everett Thurston of Roxbury. […]