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David 'Tuffy' Lewis, 83, Air Force veteran, Legion historian

David ‘Tuffy’ Lewis, 83, Air Force veteran, Legion historian

David “Tuffy” Lewis 83, passed away on Saturday evening Feb. 2, 2019 at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center in Springfield. He was born July 26, 1935 in Springfield, the son of Harold and Ruth (Howe) Lewis. He attended school in Chester,  graduating from the Chester High School Class of 1953. He served in the […]

Bernard Crosier, 96, retired journalist, self-proclaimed 'history nut'

Bernard Crosier, 96, retired journalist, self-proclaimed ‘history nut’

Bernard H. Crosier 96, died on Friday Jan. 4, 2019 at the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born on Nov. 25, 1922 in Wilmington, Vt., the son of Alonzo and Lila (Upton) Crosier, the fourth of their eight children. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1941 and from the […]

Danny Michaelson, 74, Grafton resident who loved teaching, travel and theater

Danny Michaelson, 74, Grafton resident who loved teaching, travel and theater

Daniel “Danny” Michaelson of Grafton died suddenly on Dec. 5, 2018 at home, in the midst of a favorite activity: packing for a trip, this time to Florida to meet with his brothers David and Peter. Mr. Michaelson was born in 1944 and grew up in Queens, N.Y. When Grafton’s Pettengill Schoolhouse changed owners about […]

Marie Foster Angel, Springfield native, dies at 78

Marie Foster Angel, Springfield native, dies at 78

Marie Foster Angel died Saturday, Dec. 15 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was 78 years old. She was born and grew up in Springfield, Vt., graduating in 1959 from Springfield High School. She graduated from Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing in Hanover, N.H., and became a nurse at the Air Force base hospital in Anchorage, […]

Ruth Pfanner, 95, Powder Mill founder whose deep faith inspired many

Ruth Pfanner, 95, Powder Mill founder whose deep faith inspired many

Ruth Olson Pfanner passed away peacefully at age 95 in New London, N.H., on Dec. 7, 2018. Mrs. Pfanner was born in Listerby, Sweden, to Karl Olof Olson and Betty Johanna Peterson. In 1930, at age 7, she came with her family to the United States, spending her childhood in New York City and Queens. […]

Doug Somerville, 80, of Chester, was known for telling stories, love of his family

Doug Somerville, 80, of Chester, was known for telling stories, love of his family

Douglas McGowen Somerville died peacefully on Nov. 27, 2018 at his home in Chester. He was 80. In 2011, Mr. Somerville was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, which he faced gallantly and with a dry humor. Mr. Somerville was born on May 4, 1938 in Ridgewood, N.J., the son of Irwin and Margaret Marx Somerville. […]

Andover native John Lamson, 97, was avid pilot who gave thrilling rides

Andover native John Lamson, 97, was avid pilot who gave thrilling rides

John W. Lamson, 97, of Hanover, N.H., died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. He was born in Andover, Vt., on Sept. 7, 1921, to Joseph and Christine (Forbes) Lamson, of Andover. Mr. Lamson graduated from Chester High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was recognized […]

Jeanne Storm, 90, of Chester, had a quirky sense of humor and loved nature, British comedies

Jeanne Storm, 90, of Chester, had a quirky sense of humor and loved nature, British comedies

Jeanne May Storm, 90, died at her home in Chester on Halloween Oct. 31, 2018. She was born Jeanne Geres in Kiskatom, N.Y., on June 26, 1928 to Florence (Von Bargen) Geres and the Rev. George Geres. She was raised and educated in Astoria, N.Y., where she attended William Cullen Bryant High School, from which […]

Margaret Rowe, 77, was a constant learner

Margaret Rowe, 77, was a constant learner

HOLLIS, N.H. Margaret M. “Margie” Rowe, 77, resident of Hollis, N.H., died on Oct. 12, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua. She was born in Somerville, Mass., on Sept. 25, 1941, a daughter of John T. Patterson Sr. and Margaret (McDonough) Patterson. Mrs. Rowe was raised and educated in Dracut, Mass., and graduated from Dracut […]

Sylvia 'Sibbie' Fletcher, 81, lifelong Chester resident

Sylvia ‘Sibbie’ Fletcher, 81, lifelong Chester resident

Sylvia Ellen “Sibbie” Fletcher, 81, passed away on Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. She was born Oct. 27, 1936 in Chester,  the daughter of Gordon and Elvi (Fossi) Record. She attended Chester schools, graduating from Chester High School with the class of 1954. She married Sheridan Fletcher on […]

Bea DeGrasse, 86, longtime Chester resident, lived full life

Bea DeGrasse, 86, longtime Chester resident, lived full life

Beatrice (Coolidge) DeGrasse  passed away at home on Sept 11, 2018. She was 86. Beatrice Coolidge was born in Andover, Vt., to Ralph and Madelene Coolidge. She was a longtime resident of Chester, and attended Chester schools. During the Korean Conflict, she served in the Navy. Mrs. DeGrasse was blessed to have a life full […]

Robert Webb, 84, grew up at Wilderness Camps

Robert Webb, 84, grew up at Wilderness Camps

Robert Howard Webb of Lincoln, Mass., and Brooklyn, N.Y., died August 23, 2018 of Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. Mr. Webb was born on Oct. 17, 1934 to Kenneth and Susan Webb, founders of the Farm and Wilderness Camps in Plymouth, Vt.  He spent his childhood exploring the woods and trails of the Green Mountains, […]

Harry Gordon Sr., 87, a tireless worker till the end

Harry Gordon Sr., 87, a tireless worker till the end

Harry L. Gordon Sr. went home to glory Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2018, very peacefully, surrounded by family. He was 87. Mr. Gordon was born on Jan. 7, 1931 at home in Simonsville to Merrill James Gordon and Anna Simpson Gordon. His father worked with traveling logging crews and so, as a young boy, Mr. […]

Linda Davison, 75, loved husband, stepchildren

Linda Davison, 75, loved husband, stepchildren

Linda Elaine Croteau Davison, 75, died at her home in Chester on July 30, 2018 after a long illness. Mrs. Davison was born in Keene, N.H., on Aug. 20, 1942 to Leon and Shirley (Lang) Croteau of Marlboro, N.H. She graduated from Marlboro High School and moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the […]

Celebration of Life for Bill and Joanne Hale

Celebration of Life for Bill and Joanne Hale

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, the family of Wilbur “Bill” and Joanne Hale will celebrate their lives at the Andover Community Church, 928 Andover Road in Andover. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Heald Cemetery, on Heald Road off of East Hill Road in Andover. […]

Lauren Pullman, 62, cherished her grandchildren

Lauren Pullman, 62, cherished her grandchildren

Lauren S. Pullman, 62, died, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 unexpectedly at her home. She was born July 31, 1955 in Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of Robert and Eleanor (Kurtzweil) Pullman. At the age of 6, her family moved to Cape Cod. Ms. Pullman graduated from Fall River High School and went on to earn her […]

Lila Marie Costello Mansur, 85, was always cheerful

Lila Marie Costello Mansur, 85, was always cheerful

Lila Marie (Costello)  Mansur, 85, of Weston, died on June 16, 2018 at the Springfield Rehab Center in Springfield. Mrs. Mansur was born on May 22, 1933 to James and Vivien (Tatro) Costello of Springfield.  She graduated from Springfield High School in 1951, and on July 14, 1951 she married the love her life, Calvin […]

Celebration of Richard Svec's life set for June 16

Celebration of Richard Svec’s life set for June 16

When Richard Svec retired from his job as Town Manager of Cavendish after 29 years, he assumed he would have many years ahead of him to enjoy the fruits of his labor. When he passed away unexpectedly just before 2018 Town Meeting Day, he left behind a legacy of dedication to the town he loved […]

Celebration of Life for Wain Maass set for June 2

Celebration of Life for Wain Maass set for June 2

A service and Celebration of Life for Mrs. Wain K. Maass, a longtime resident of Chester who died peacefully on Jan. 22, 2018, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St. in Chester. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Mrs. […]

Judith Naylor, 75, grew up in Chester, was accomplished nurse, generous in love

Judith Naylor, 75, grew up in Chester, was accomplished nurse, generous in love

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Judith Naylor, of Newfane, N.Y., entered into rest on April 25, 2018 at the age of 75.  She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Mrs. Naylor was born on Sept. 26, 1942  in Bellows Falls, Vt., to James Angus Allan and Adorée Maria (nee […]