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Obituaries

Oscar S. Ferris

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

North Randolph, Vt. — Oscar S. Ferris, 87, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in the same room where he was born at his home in North Randolph after a four year illness. He was born Jan. 1, 1927, in North Randolph, the son of Donald and Vernie (Smith) Ferris. He attended school in North Randolph and later Randolph High School in Randolph, …

Janice M. Spydell

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Janice M. Spydell, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder, Vt. She was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Hartford, Conn. a daughter of Gordon H. and Sarah Elizabeth (Hewitt) Merrill. Janice grew up on a farm outside of Hartford, Conn. and later graduated from Bloomfield High School and then the Hartford Hospital School of …

Jonathan “Jack” Maxham

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pomfret, Vt. — Jonathan “Jack” Maxham, 65, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. There will be a graveside service on Friday, Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the Burns Cemetery on LaBounty Road in Pomfret followed by a gathering at the Pomfret Town Hall. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the …

Robert Emory Somerville

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Littleton, N.H. — Robert Emory Somerville, 70, longtime resident of Littleton passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, while doing something that he loved. He was born in Randolph, Vt. on Jan. 28, 1944, a son to Clayton and Eleda (Brock) Somerville. He grew up in Sharon, Vt. and …

A Life: Cheryl Hanna, 1966-2014; An ‘Intellectual Powerhouse’ and an ‘Agent of Change’

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Cheryl Hanna spent most of the last two decades of her life in Vermont and associated with Vermont Law School, as she made her mark as a professor, administrator, legal scholar and commentator — in …

Mary (Robinson) Messer

Monday, September 15, 2014

New London, N.H. — Mary (Robinson) Messer, 84, of Little Sunapee Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at The Clough Center in New London. She was born in Barnard, Vt., on Dec. 21, 1929 the daughter of Ralph Davis and Hilda Mary (Woods) Robinson. She attended Lincoln Schools …

Linda M. Moyer

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hartland, Vt. — Linda M. Moyer, 70, of Hartland died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at the Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vt. She was born Sept. 5, 1943 in Reading, Pa. the daughter of Paul J. and Erma A. (Frey) Potteiger. Linda was raised in …

Roger W. Eastman

Monday, September 15, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Roger W. Eastman 90, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Springfield. He was born Oct. 23, 1923 in Newport, N.H. the son of Leighton and Bertha ( Webster ) Eastman. He attended Springfield schools and graduated from Springfield High School and the Co-oP Course …

Scott William Smith

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Scott William Smith, 56, of Lebanon, passed on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Scott was born to Roger William Smith and Jane Conroy Smith in Newport, N.H. He graduated with the class of 1976 from Newport High School and from Plymouth State College in 1979. Scott …

Elmer Herbert Gattie

Sunday, September 14, 2014

West Lebanon, N.H. — Elmer Herbert Gattie, 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Monday, Sept. 8th after a short period of declining health. Mr. Gattie was born March 11, 1921 in Buffalo, N.Y. to Fred and Charlotte (Dietrich) Gattie. He graduated from …

Patricia Jennings

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Patricia Jennings died on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. She passed away at home with her family by her side. Patty was born in Lebanon, N.H. in 1951 to Robert D. and Nancy (Parker) Jennings. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School, class of 1969. …

Helen D. Stratton

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Calling hours for Helen D. Stratton, 94, who died Aug. 27, 2014, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. Private burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Bethel. …

Janice M. Spydell

Saturday, September 13, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Janice M. Spydell, 86, died Thursday evening, Sept. 11 at the Valley Terrace Assisted Living facility in Wilder, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Valley News. Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. has been entrusted with …