Obituaries

A Life: Willard M. Hathaway

Monday, August 31, 2015

Unity — In his nearly 86 years, it seems Willard Hathaway knew little else but hard work. Some may curse a life of toil, but for Hathaway it was his greatest blessing and joy after his wife and family. “Even though every day was a work day, they came at it with promise …

Christopher R. Manning

Monday, August 31, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Christopher R. Manning, 31, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The son of Gary E. Manning and Carol A. Rogers (Stender), Chris spent most of his years growing up in Sharon and South Royalton, Vt., spending time with his cousins on his grandparent’s farm. Chris was employed at Pro‐Cut in West Lebanon, N.H. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. …

Philip J. Diana Jr.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Philip J. Diana Jr., age 77, died on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 at home in West Lebanon, N.H. Born Oct. 22, 1937 in New Haven, Conn., to Jennie and Philip Diana Sr., he attended Wilbur Cross High School. On May 7, 1960, he married his beloved wife of 52 years, Carlene M. Diana, in New Haven, Conn. They spent the …

Persis G. Stillson

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — The committal service for Persis G. Stillson, 98, a former longtime resident of Hartland, who passed away June 18, 2015 at the Thompson House Nursing Home in Brattleboro, Vt., will be held Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the Hartland Village Cemetery in …

Shirley M. Hamel

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hartford, Vt.—Shirley M. Hamel, 78, died Saturday, August 29, 2015. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Anne Hahn Scotford

Saturday, August 29, 2015

East, Thetford, Vt.— Anne Hahn Scotford, designer, silversmith, photo archivist, and hostess to multitudes of hungry Dartmouth students, died Friday August 28, 2015 in her home, cared for by her three daughters. She was 95 and a resident of East Thetford, Vt. since 1972. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. …

Mildred Anna Bruder

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Surrounded by family at home while angels were rejoicing, Jesus took the hand of his faithful daughter, Mildred (Millie) A. Bruder, and led her home to be with her Lord and Savior on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, after a courageous battle with …

Earl John Beede, Jr.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pensacola, Fla. — Earl John Beede, Jr., 75, of Pensacola passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. John was born in Barre, Vt. on Aug. 27, 1939 to Earl, Sr. and Dorothy (Dot) (Clark) Beede. He spent countless hours of his youth on the baseball fields in Post …

Scott B. Kinne

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Scott B. Kinne, 56, died early Friday morning Aug. 28, 2015, at the Gifford Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Scott was born on July 17, 1959, in Attleboro, Mass. the son of Benjamin E. and Elizabeth (White) Kinne. Scott graduated from Woodstock …

Patricia Maureen (Crafts) Ackerman

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Patricia Maureen (Crafts) Ackerman, 85, of Fairlee died on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, Vt. She was born in Southwick, Mass. on Nov. 8, 1929, the daughter of Maurice Warren Crafts and Henrietta May Hebbel. She attended Teck High School …

Hedwig Louise Ringblom Winans

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Cutler Bay, Fla. — Hedwig Louise Ringblom Winans (known as “Hedgie”) died on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at East Ridge Retirement Village in Cutler Bay. She was born on Sept. 9, 1921, in Port Washington, N.Y., to Gustav and Christine Ringblom. Her family moved to the Miami area …

Philip J. Diana

Saturday, August 29, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Philip J. Diana, 77, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News …

Christopher R. Manning

Saturday, August 29, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Christopher R. Manning, 31, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory on Lebanon & Enfield. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …