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Obituaries

Margaret May

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Orford, N.H. — Committal services for Margaret May, 93, who died on Jan. 26, 2015, will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Family lot in the Orford Street Cemetery. The Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Bradford, Vt. are in charge of arrangements. …

Jean Hendry Axten

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bend, Ore. — Jean Hendry Axten, 86, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at her home in Bend. She was born in Flushing, N.Y. on April 26, 1929, to James and Margaret Hendry. Jean received her elementary and secondary education in Long Island, and went on to college at Adelphi University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, and later in life attaining her …

Shirley M. Hamel

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hartford, Vt. — Shirley M. Hamel, age 78 of Hartford, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Tallassee, Ala. on Feb. 15, 1937, the daughter of the late Wilburn and Mary Bedford. She graduated from Reeltown High School in Reeltown, Ala. She married her husband, Arthur S. Hamel, in 1956, and they were long-time …

Harvey “Jack” Britton

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Harvey “Jack” Britton, 58, died at his home in Woodstock on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Jack was born on Nov. 30, 1956, in Highland, N.Y. the son of Harvey Britton and Marlene Barrett. Jack received an associates degree in Business from Dutchess Community College in …

Carol S. Schell

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Nobleboro, Maine — Carol S. Schell, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. On Saturday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, Maine, there will be a tribute to Carol Schell by her friends reflecting her …

Agatha Walker Poor

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Scarborough, Maine — Agatha Walker Poor, 94, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Piper Shores in Scarborough where she had resided since 2002. Aggie lived in Ridgewood, N.J. from 1946 to 2002 and summered on Nantucket from the mid-1950s to 2013. She is survived by two …

James Mason Piper

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Orford, N.H. — James Mason Piper, age 44, died on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, very suddenly at his home in Orford with his wife by his side through his last moments. Jim was born on Oct. 26, 1970, in Hanover, N.H. He was the son of William and …

John F. Joline IV

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — John F. Joline IV passed away June 3, 2015. Celebration of Life: “A Life Well Loved and Well Lived” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2015. at the AVA Gallery & Art Center at 11 Bank St. in Lebanon. …

A Life: Willard M. Hathaway, 1928 — 2014; ‘Always Interested in Doing Things, in Keeping Busy’

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …