Obituaries

Tracy Douglas Findley

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Tracy Douglas Findley, 42, passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. He was born on May 21, 1972, to Austin Findley and Judith Hazen. Tracy grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School, class of 1991. He then earned his associates degree from New Hampshire Technical College. He worked for Verham News and then began his career at …

Pamela Jean Gile

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lyme Center, N.H. — Pamela Jean Gile, avid gardener, runner, cross country skier, New England Patriots fan; and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died in her Lyme Center home on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Pam was born in Capetown, South Africa on Dec. 1, 1954, daughter of the late Amos and Lorna Gile of Lyme, N.H. She graduated high school in Cohasset, …

Melvin Curtiss Benzie, Sr.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Melvin Curtiss Benzie, Sr., 84, a longtime Bradford resident, died on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home, White River Junction, Vt. Melvin was born in Calais, Vt., on July 16, 1930, to James J. and Helen M. (Peck) Benzie. Following graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. Navy. After discharge from the service, Melvin worked at …

Craig Derek Moote

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Craig Derek Moote, 49, of 8 Bay Street in Claremont, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday morning, Dec. 11, 2014, in Pemberton, N.J., while on a hunting trip. He was born in Claremont, on May 6, 1965, the son of George E. and Patricia …

Virginia Jessie “Ginger” Lawson

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Randolph, Vt., — Virginia Jessie “Ginger” Lawson, 69, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center’s Garden Room. She was born Oct. 29, 1945, in Newport the daughter of Donald and Anne (Norway) Lawson. “Ginger” lived with her family in Coventry until early adolescence when she moved …

Katherine Naeff Fox

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Kathy died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. She was born in 1935 in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., the daughter of parents who had immigrated to the United States from Switzerland. Swiss-German was her first language; she learned English as she started school. During her high school years …

Michael E. Lemay

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Michael E. Lemay, 52, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. for memorial calling hours. …

A Life: Fran Hyde ‘Loved Her Community and Felt It Was Important to Give Back’

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A journalist turned farmer’s wife, Frances “Fran” Hyde was known to some as “the lady in the blue truck” for the many trips she made hauling silage and other feed between the family properties on …

Charlotte Kathleen Bresnehan Erkson

Monday, December 15, 2014

Burlington, Vt. — Charlotte Erkson, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 surrounded by her family at Birchwood Terrace Health Care in Burlington following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born Charlotte Kathleen Bresnehan in Rutland, Vt. on Oct. 26, 1931, the daughter of the late Paul …

Melissa Brown Ambros

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hartland, Vt. — Melissa Brown Ambros, 97, a longtime resident of Hartland died peacefully in her sleep on Friday Dec. 12, 2014, at the Cedar Hill Healthcare Center in Windsor, after a life of many challenges and extraordinary achievements. Clara Melissa, as she was called as a child, …

Melissa B. Ambros

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hartland,Vt. — Melissa B. Ambros, 97, a longtime resident of Hartland, passed away Friday afternoon, Dec. 12, at the Cedar Hill Healthcare Center in Windsor,Vt. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Robert Lee Longe

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Robert Lee Longe, 62, of Sharon, died unexpectedly, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at his home. He was born July 13, 1952, in South Pomfret, Vt.; the son of Charles H. Longe, Sr. and Shirley (Phillips) Longe. He was raised in South Royalton and had also …

William “Bill” Gerald Gee

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — William “Bill” Gerald Gee, 79, died Wednesday night, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. He was born Dec. 3, 1935, in Hanover, N.H. the son of Gerald and Lydia (Bean) Gee. William grew up in Wilder, Vt. and graduated from Hartford …