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Reginald Cyr, 80, of Londonderry

Reginald Cyr, 80, of Londonderry

Reginald Cyr, 80, of Londonderry passed away early Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25, 2021, following a brief battle with cancer. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded by all his family and endless love. Reginald was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, friend and so much more. He worked through hardship, overcoming all obstacles life threw […]

Robert H. Ploof, 78, formerly of Chester

Robert H. Ploof, 78, formerly of Chester

Robert H. Ploof, 78, passed away peacefully on Nov. 11, 2021, in Fort Myers, Fla., surrounded by his loving wife and family. Bob was born on May 2, 1943 in Springfield, Vt., to Henry and Ida Ploof, and graduated from Chester High School in Chester in 1961. Bob studied at Northeastern Institution in Villanova, Penn., […]

Graveside services set for Eveleth Basso, 97, of Chester

Graveside services set for Eveleth Basso, 97, of Chester

Eveleth Mae (Call) Basso, 97, of Chester, passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 at her home, as was her wish, with her family by her side. She was born in Springfield on Dec. 6, 1923 to Mortimer and Bessie (Wilson) Call Graduating from Springfield High in 1941, she worked at Brown’s Fashion Shop before working […]

Elizabeth 'Betty' Carmichael, 83, of Chester

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Carmichael, 83, of Chester

Elizabeth “Betty” Carmichael, 83, of Chester, passed away peacefully on Oct. 31, 2021 following a long-term illness. Betty Carmichael was born on March 25, 1938 in Chicopee, Mass., daughter of the late Irene Fregeau (Paradysz) Bombriant and Frank Paradysz.  She was baptized in Assumption Church in Chicopee. She was a homemaker and devoted mother.  Betty […]

Philip Atwood Carpenter Jr., 40, of Springfield

Philip Atwood Carpenter Jr., 40, of Springfield

Philip Atwood Carpenter Jr., of Springfield, passed away on Oct. 2, 2021 at the age of 40. Born on June 16, 1981, Philip grew up attending Springfield schools and had many friends in the Chester area. He loved animals, snowboarding and music. He leaves behind a family who loves him, including his son Tosh Wiguna, […]

Walter C. Critchfield, 73, of Grafton

Walter C. Critchfield, 73, of Grafton

Walter C. Critchfield, 73, of Middletown Road in Grafton, died suddenly at his residence Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. He was born Sept. 7, 1948 in Bellows Falls, the son of Charles and Marion Swain Critchfield. Walt attended schools in Walpole, N.H. He had worked for White Metal in North Walpole and presently had his own […]

Sheila More Ogden, 92, of Landgrove

Sheila More Ogden, 92, of Landgrove

Sheila More Ogden died at home on Aug. 31, 2021 at the age of 92. Sheila was predeceased by her husband, Samuel R. Ogden III, who died on Jan. 26, 2018 at the age of 92. Sheila was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and spent many summers in Landgrove, Vt., before she and Sam moved to […]

Audrey Daniels, 67, of Chester

Audrey Daniels, 67, of Chester

Audrey “Aud” Daniels, 67, of Chester,  beloved mother of Laura Daniels, passed away on Sept. 17, 2021 from a sudden illness at UVM Medical Center. Audrey was born in Springfield,  daughter of the late Melville and Joan Heidtmann Daniels. She lived her life in Chester and loyally worked at Grand Union and Shaw’s until her […]

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 […]