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Obituaries

Lawrence Graziano

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bethel, Vt. — Lawrence Graziano, 95, of Bethel, died Saturday evening, June 27, 2015, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston. He was born April 8, 1920, in Bethel the son of Raffaelo and Mariantonia (Morrell) Graziano. He was married to Irene Pease on April 15, 1955, and was a World War II Veteran who earned two battle stars while serving his country. …

William (Bill) H. Mitchell

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — William (Bill) H. Mitchell died Friday, June 26, 2015, in Woodstock, Vt. at the age of 93. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Carolyn, who passed in 2011, a loving father to his children, Perry and his wife, Brenda (of Flagstaff, Ariz.) and Mary and her husband, Ray Chin (of Thetford, Vt.); five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. …

Ellen R. K. Lemire

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Brownsville, Vt. — Ellen R. K. Lemire, 67, a longtime resident of Brownsville, passed away Friday morning, June 26, 2015, at the Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H. She was born March 4, 1948, in New London, Conn. the daughter of Raymond and Ruby Jo (Reeves) Kennedy. She received her schooling in Connecticut and went on to earn her Bachelors Degree. She attended …

Jay Alan McPhetres

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sharon, Vt. — Jay Alan McPhetres, 55, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction has been entrusted with arrangements. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

Sallie Kenefick Otto

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Sallie Kenefick Otto died peacefully at Woodstock Terrace on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She was 92. Mrs. Otto was born in Buffalo, and lived there for most of her life. Both her grandfathers and father were prominent Buffalo lawyers; her paternal grandfather, Daniel J. Kenefick, …

Ellen R.K. Lemire

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Brownsville, Vt. — Ellen R.K. Lemire, 67, a longtime resident of Brownsville, passed away Friday morning, June 26, 2015, at the Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Arliene D. Powers

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Arliene D. Powers, 94, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Windsor, Vt. She was born Sept. 27, 1920 in Lebanon, N.H. a daughter of Alfred and Margaret (Lovely) Durant. Arliene attended school in Post Mills, Vt. and was later …

Louis Mark “Pit” Tewksbury

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — Louis Mark “Pit” Tewksbury, 81, of Morways Park in Charlestown, died early Sunday morning, June 28, 2015, at the VA hospital in White River Junction, following a sudden illness. His family was with him as he passed. Pit was born Jan. 17, 1934, the son …

Calvin E. Murphy, Sr.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Calvin E. Murphy, Sr., 75, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 26, 1939, in Hartland, where he also attended school, before enlisting in the United States …

Jean Ann Wilcox

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — A graveside service will be held for Jean Ann Wilcox, 74, died Dec. 5, 2014, at home,on Sunday, July 5, 2015, in the Christian Street Cemetery in Wilder, Vt. at 2 p.m. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction has been entrusted with …

John Dean Wright, Jr.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Weathersfield, Vt. — John Dean Wright, Jr. was born in Brookline, Mass., the youngest of three children born to John Dean Wright and Edith Maude (Hammond) Wright, both born and raised in Vermont. He grew up in Newtonville, Mass., attending Newton High School. During his high school years …

Robert E. Ladd

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wooster, Vt. — Robert E. Ladd, 88, of Wooster, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at West View Healthy Living, in Wooster. Memorial services will be held in Vermont at a later date. Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com. Robert was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Norwich, …

Kenneth R. Maxfield

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Kenneth R. Maxfield, 74, died at his home in Hartland on Sat. June 27, 2015. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …