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Obituaries

Gilbert E. Varney, Sr.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Enumclaw, Wash. — Gilbert E. Varney, Sr. died at his home on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the age of 86, following a long illness. He was born in Strafford, Vt., on June 11, 1928, a son of George I. Varney and Mabel (Wheeler) Varney. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverly Sayre Varney, daughters Sheridan Varney and Penelope Alger, …

Clyde A. Sleeper

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Clyde A. Sleeper, 91 of Fairlee, Vt. and a long time resident of Corinth, Vt. passed away at the home of his daughter in Fairlee, Vt. on August 29, 2014. Clyde was born in Norwich, Vt. to Alice and Clarence Sleeper. He grew up in Vershire, Vt. where he met and married Pauline M. Carter. They were married in Vershire, …

Laura Washburn Verry

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Orfordville, N.H. — Laura Washburn Verry, 94, passed away peacefully, in her Orfordville, NH farmhouse on Thursday, August 28, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. Laura was the first child of five born to Bernice (Horton) and Harvey Lovejoy Washburn on August 17, 1920 In Hanover, N.H. She was raised on the family farm on Dame Hill, Orfordville, N.H., where Laura acquired her lifelong …

Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lyme, N.H.— Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell, Jr. 87 died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt after a battle with cancer. He was born June 1, 1927 in Vershire, VT the son of Hugh Blanchard and Claudia F. (Button) O’Donnell. He …

Estelle Miller Jackson

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Corinth Corner, Vt. — Eleanor Estelle Jackson died peacefully at the Blue Spruce Home in Bradford, Vt. on Aug. 28, 2014, at the age of 103. Born Eleanor Estelle Miller on Sept. 25, 1910, in Plainview, N.Y., the only daughter and youngest child of Nathaniel Edward Miller and …

Ruth M. Pratt

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Our very special angel, Ruth M. Pratt arrived in heaven on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ruth passed peacefully at the home of her daughter Debbie in Woodstock. She was born March 26, 1924, the daughter of Robert and Stella (Harvey) Manley. She attended Schools in …

Laura Washburn Verry

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Orfordville, N.H. — Laura Washburn Verry, 94, of Orfordville died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Orfordville Congregational Church in Orfordville. There are no calling hours. Burial will …

Josephine “Josie” Inez Vasquez

Saturday, August 30, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Josephine “Josie” Inez Vasquez, 84, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at her home. She was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Jan. 21, 1930, the daughter of Juan and Dolores (Vega) Vasquez. Josie married Gustavo “Phil” Vasquez on Dec. 15, 1951. She worked …

Karen Bishop

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Karen Bishop passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Karen Elaine Grusauski was born to John Michael and Mary Cecelia Harz at New Milford Hospital, New Milford, Conn. on June 26. 1960. They resided in the home John built …

Janet M. Boutin

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Janet M. Boutin, 76, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. She was born in Lebanon on Dec. 8, 2014 to the late Donald & Mary (Clark) MacDonald. Janet grew up in both Lebanon and Hanover, graduating from Hanover High School, Class 1955. Following graduation she …

Jane Anne Deignan

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Jane Anne Deignan, 87, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and caregivers at Cedar Hill Continuing Care in Windsor, Vt. Jane was born on March 11, 1927 in Illinois, the daughter of John E. and Lucille (Condon) Dunn. As a …

Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell, Jr.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lyme, N.H. — Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell, Jr., 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt. after a battle with cancer. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

Vincent Theodore Kelly

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Vincent Theodore Kelly, 67, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at his home in White River Jct. There will be no services. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. is assisting with arrangements. …