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Robert W. Bertrand, 64, avid ham radio operator, talented musician

Robert W. Bertrand, 64, avid ham radio operator, talented musician

Robert W. Bertrand, 64, passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Chester following an illness. He was born Aug. 21, 1954 in Springfield, the son of Charles “Peanut” and Barbara (O’Dell) Bertrand. He attended Springfield schools and graduated from Springfield High School with the class of 1972. Mr.. Bertrand served […]

Hilaire Hennessy, 61, naturally artistic carver, loving friend, husband, father and Pop-pop

Hilaire Hennessy, 61, naturally artistic carver, loving friend, husband, father and Pop-pop

Hilaire Peter Hennessy died unexpectedly on July 5, 2019 in Chester at the age of 61. Mr. Hennessy was the grandson of Dorothy Day and Forster Batterham and the son of Tamar and David Hennessy. He was the eighth of nine children, preceded in death by Nicky and Susie, celebrated and mourned by Becky, Eric, […]

Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, enjoyed hunting, fishing

Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, enjoyed hunting, fishing

Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born April 19, 1943 in Ferrisburgh, the son of John J. and Ruth (Newville) Jerome. He attended school in the Ferrisburgh area. He served in the U.S. Army during the […]

Maria Reyes, 55, compassionate person, beloved sister

Maria Reyes, 55, compassionate person, beloved sister

Maria Alison Reyes, daughter of Rita and Albert Reyes, passed suddenly on June 28 at the age of 55, finally free from the ravages of schizophrenia that plagued her most of her adult life. Ms. Reyes graduated from Burr and Burton Academy in 1981 and attended UVM on an academic scholarship, possessing a brilliant mind. […]

Betsy Taft, 74, avid bowler, women's softball enthusiast

Betsy Taft, 74, avid bowler, women’s softball enthusiast

On Monday, June 17, 2019, Betsy Lou (Merrill) Taft passed away peacefully in the care of Elmwood Nursing Home in Claremont, N.H. She was 74. She was born on Feb. 9, 1945 in Hanover, N.H., the daughter of Joseph and Helen Merrill. Ms. Taft was continually involved in community sports and is remembered as one […]

Ernest Naylor Jr., 55, loved spending time with family

Ernest Naylor Jr., 55, loved spending time with family

Ernest “Ernie” R. Naylor Jr., 55, of Springfield died unexpectedly on Jan. 3, 2019 of a heart attack. He was born April 15, 1963 to the late Ernest R. Naylor Sr. and Edna (Kendall) Naylor Mr. Naylor attended school in Chester, and worked for Fournier Sawmill and HP Kiln in the area.  While living in […]

Lydia Balch, 93, patriot, devoted grandmother

Lydia Balch, 93, patriot, devoted grandmother

Lydia Balch 93, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2019 with her family by her side.  She was born March 9, 1926 in Douglas, Mass., the daughter of George H. and Gladys (Caswell) Johnson. She graduated from Sutton High School and Worcester Normal School in Massachusetts. She was married to Richard L. […]

Paul Nadeau, 59, of Cavendish, enjoyed life's simple things

Paul Nadeau, 59, of Cavendish, enjoyed life’s simple things

Paul E. Nadeau Jr., 59, of Cavendish, died on Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was born in Rutland on Jan. 17, 1960, the son of Paul Sr. and Beatrice (Downey) Nadeau of Ludlow. Mr. Nadeau was a polite man and enjoyed the simple things in life. He was well-liked and had many friends. He is […]

Graveside service for Paul Truax

Graveside service for Paul Truax

A graveside committal service with military honors for Paul W. Truax, 84, who passed away on April 23, 2019 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Village Cemetery in Hinesburg. Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield is assisting with arrangements

Brenda Beebe, 65, loved granddaughters, time with family

Brenda Beebe, 65, loved granddaughters, time with family

Brenda L. (Couitt) Beebe, 65, passed away at her home on Thursday afternoon June 6, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 10, 1954 in Newport, N.H., to Phillip and Alfreda (Partlow) Couitt. She attended schools in Newport and graduated from Stevens High School in Claremont, N.H. On March 26, 1983 she […]

Memorial, celebration for Marianna McGuffin set for June 29

Memorial, celebration for Marianna McGuffin set for June 29

A memorial and celebration for Marianna McGuffin, 88, who died on Nov. 23, 2018, will be held on Saturday, June 29 in Weston beginning with an 11:30 a.m. Eucharist at the Weston Priory, 58 Priory Hill Road. Burial will follow at approximately 1 p.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Weston, and remembrances will be […]

Malcolm Ewen, founding artistic director at Playhouse, created home for artists at Weston

Malcolm Ewen, founding artistic director at Playhouse, created home for artists at Weston

Malcolm Ewen, a founding director of the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, beloved colleague and friend, died Monday in Chicago after a long battle with cancer. He was 64. In 1988, Mr. Ewen, Tim Fort and Steve Stettler, took the reins of Weston Playhouse, rededicating the theater to its community, reorganizing it as a not-for-profit company, […]

Carol Hoyt, 79, dedicated therapist loved gardening, performing

Carol Hoyt, 79, dedicated therapist loved gardening, performing

Carol Ann (Cummings) Hoyt died peacefully at home in April 19, 2019, surrounded by family.  She was born Dec. 20, 1939 in Los Angeles, Calif., to the Rev. Dr. Oliver and Edith Cummings. Mrs. Hoyt attended local schools and later graduated from Redlands University with a teaching degree.  During college, she met her future husband, […]

Celebration of life for Ricky Bliss, 51, expert farmer, friend for life

Celebration of life for Ricky Bliss, 51, expert farmer, friend for life

Ricky Allen Bliss 51, of Chester passed away at home after a long battle with a lung disease on Friday, March 29, 2019. He was born on May 11, 1967, in Springfield to Robert and Barbara (Record) Bliss, and spent much of his childhood on the farm of his grandparents Bill and Alice Bliss. If […]

Francie Bremer, 76, teacher, author, avid grandmother

Francie Bremer, 76, teacher, author, avid grandmother

Frances Winfield Bremer of Chevy Chase, Md. and Chester, Vt. passed away peacefully in her home on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend.  Born in St. Paul, Minn., in 1942, she grew up in St. Louis, Mo., and Old Greenwich, Conn., […]

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Reprinted with permission from the Cavendish Historical Society and Margo Caulfield. Dr. Eugene Bont of Cavendish, a much-loved physician and long-serving member of area school boards, died on Saturday, April 13. He was 88. Born in 1931 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Eugene Merlin Bont attended Northwestern Medical School. He married Phyllis Flynn, whom he […]

Preston Mansfield, 26, remembered for his jovial spirit, loyalty to friends, family

Preston Mansfield, 26, remembered for his jovial spirit, loyalty to friends, family

Preston Robert Mansfield of Rockingham, Vt., passed away due to complications from an ongoing illness on Feb. 25, 2019. He was surrounded by his whole family and so much love at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He was 26 years old. Preston was born April 26, 1993 in Essex, Mass. He attended Green Mountain Union High […]

Dr. Sandra Pinkham, 77, a cadmium researcher who was family's 'ray of sunshine'

Dr. Sandra Pinkham, 77, a cadmium researcher who was family’s ‘ray of sunshine’

Sandra M. Pinkham, M.D., died Thursday March 7, 2019 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. She was 77. Dr. Pinkham was born on Jan. 14, 1942 to F. Rolf and Lillie (Westberg) Morral. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son David A. Stewart. Mrs. Pinkham is survived by her husband Galen […]

Celebration of Life for 'Butch' Gordon March 15

Celebration of Life for ‘Butch’ Gordon March 15

A Celebration of Life for Vincent “Butch” Gordon will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday March 15, 2019 at the Chester American Legion, 635 Route 103 S., with live Irish music by Gyspy Reel. Mr. Gordon passed away in May 2018 at the age of 73 in Homosassa, Fla. He was raised in […]

John 'Gramp' Spaulding, 83, lifelong area resident was Army veteran

John ‘Gramp’ Spaulding, 83, lifelong area resident was Army veteran

John Leon “Gramp” Spaulding, 83, passed away on Wednesday morning Feb. 6, 2019 at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. He was born Aug. 5, 1935 in Rockingham, the son of Edward William Sr. and Lulu Ellen (Witham) Spaulding. He attended Chester Schools, graduating with the Chester High School class of 1957. He served in […]