Obituaries

Irene DesMeules

Monday, January 26, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Irene DesMeules, 96, died Monday night, Jan. 19, 2015, at Hanover Terrace Healthcare Facility in Hanover, N.H. Private services were held by the family. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. has been entrusted with arrangements. …

Ruth Milchman Chodak

Monday, January 26, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Ruth Milchman Chodak, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born April 19, 1928, in New York, N.Y. a daughter of Harry and Ida (Yanofsky) Agulnick. Ruth grew up and attended school in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Growing up in the Depression, life was materially poor but very rich …

Jacqueline P. English

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Jacqueline P. English, 89, died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Valley Terrace in Wilder. Jackie, daughter of James and Emma (Mayhew) Petersen, was born in Salisbury, Vermont on Halloween in 1925. She graduated from Middlebury High School in 1942. Free spirited even in her younger years, she was only 17 when she moved to Hartford, Connecticut to work in …

Jeffrey T. Adams

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hartford, Vt. — Jeffrey T. Adams, 59, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. …

Edward F. Patriquin

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Edward F. Patriquin, 52, died Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2015, at his home in Wilder after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 11, 1962, in Waltham, Mass. the son of Warren Patriquin and Louise Foster. He grew up in Hartland and graduated …

A Life: Dick Sheldon, 1932-2014; ‘We All Fell for Him Instantly’

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hanover — When a student fell ill during a study-abroad trip to St. Petersburg, Russia — then Leningrad, U.S.S.R. — Dick Sheldon, then a Dartmouth College professor of Russian, brought her a bowl of chicken soup. The simplicity …

John R Weiss

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pottsville, Pa. — John R Weiss, 60, Pottsville died Monday at Schuylkill Medical Center – South Jackson, Pottsville. Born in Pottsville, May 9, 1954, he was the son of the late Robert Weiss and Mildred (Saylor) Salle, Pottsville. John was a graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School, Pottsville …

Wilma Eva Beck

Monday, January 26, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Wilma Eva Beck, 86, of Enfield, formerly of Newport, Vt., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in Lebanon, N.H. She was born on Aug. 30, 1928 in Newport to Gerald and Anna (Sarno ) Sargent. On Sept. 20, 1946 she married Frederick J. …

Virginia L. O’Keefe

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Virginia L. O’Keefe, 90, a resident of West Lebanon, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at the Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. …

Russell Herbert Magoon

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Russell Herbert Magoon, 69, of Leet Drive in Claremont died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at his home. He was born in Lebanon on Aug. 18, 1945 the son of Chester and Ruby (Flanders) Magoon. Russell was the owner and operator of his own trucking …

Linda Bell Tassinari

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hartford, Vt. — Linda Bell Tassinari, 73, passed away Saturday Jan. 24 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a bout with cancer. She was born Nov. 1, 1941 in Brattleboro, Vt., a daughter of Dwight and Amy Elizabeth (Wright) Bell. In 1959 she graduated …

Bertha “Betty” L. Stacy

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Concord, N.H. — Bertha “Betty” L. Stacy, 92, of Concord, N.H., passed away, after many fond farewells by her family, on Tuesday Jan. 20 at Hospice House in Concord. She was born on Nov. 30, 1922, in Newport, N.H., the daughter of William and Grace (Taylor) Hill. A …

Jeffrey Thomas Adams

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hartford, Vt. — Jeffrey Thomas Adams, 59, died Thursday morning, Jan. 22, 2015. He was born Nov. 3, 1955 in Hanover, N.H. the son of Ephraim and Pauline (Withington) Adams. He grew up in Hartford and graduated from Hartford High School class of 1973. He married Margaret Ann …