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Obituaries

Oscar S. Ferris

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

North Randolph, Vt. — Oscar S. Ferris, 87, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in the same room where he was born at his home in North Randolph after a four year illness. He was born Jan. 1, 1927, in North Randolph, the son of Donald and Vernie (Smith) Ferris. He attended school in North Randolph and later Randolph High School in Randolph, …

Janice M. Spydell

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Janice M. Spydell, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder, Vt. She was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Hartford, Conn. a daughter of Gordon H. and Sarah Elizabeth (Hewitt) Merrill. Janice grew up on a farm outside of Hartford, Conn. and later graduated from Bloomfield High School and then the Hartford Hospital School of …

Jonathan “Jack” Maxham

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pomfret, Vt. — Jonathan “Jack” Maxham, 65, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. There will be a graveside service on Friday, Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the Burns Cemetery on LaBounty Road in Pomfret followed by a gathering at the Pomfret Town Hall. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the …

Gordon B. Durand, Jr.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Gordon B. Durand, Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Calling hours will be held at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Friday, Sept. 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a memorial service starting at 6 p.m. A complete obituary will …

Floyd Nelson Roberts

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Floyd Nelson Roberts, LtCol, USAF (Ret), 75, lost his 15-year battle with cancer on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at his home. He was born on June 13, 1939, to Kenneth and Mary (Nowalk) Roberts in Scranton, Pa. He attended elementary school in Newark, N.J. until …

Holly Campbell-Smith

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — The beautiful spirit of Holly Campbell-Smith (formally Holly Hoisington) left this world peacefully on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Holly was born April 22, 1958, and throughout her life had the opportunity to live in numerous New Hampshire towns (Plainfield, Claremont, Lebanon, Grantham, …

Warren T. “Jim” Becker

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Warren T. “Jim” Becker, 67, a lifelong resident of Windsor passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Windsor on March 11, 1947, the son of …

Mark E. Gray

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hartford, Vt. — Mark E. Gray, 33, a resident of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, Sept. 7, 2014, in Hartland. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Paige S. Priestley

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Paige S. Priestley, infant daughter of Brian Priestley and Michaela Plante died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at her home. She was born on June 23, 2014, and was 2 ½ months when she passed. She was a beautiful baby and so full of life …

A Life: George Tidman, 1930 - 2014; ‘He Kept Himself Busy’

Monday, September 8, 2014

Norwich — Within a minute of meeting the 70-something gentleman at the Dartmouth Fitness Center early in the new century, Hugh Mellert knew he was dealing with a live one. “He came up and said, ‘I want to …

Mildred Williams Ambrose

Monday, September 8, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Mildred Williams Ambrose, 83, died Friday Afternoon, Sept. 5, 2014 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mildred was born April 16, 1931 in Weathersfield, Vt. the daughter of Clifford and Elinor (Atwood) Williams. She grew up on the farm in Barnard, Vt. Mildred …

Robert Steven Spurr

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Castlebury, Fla. — Robert “Butch” Steven Spurr, 58, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Born August 29, 1955 in Danville, Va., he grew up in Ascutney, Vt. where he graduated from Windsor High School in 1974. He continued his education in broadcast communications in Boston, Mass. at Graham …

Bernard Joseph Murphy

Sunday, September 7, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Bernard Joseph Murphy, 94, of Sand Road, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Bernie was born in Charlestown, Mass. on Dec. 10, 1919, to Bernard F. and Margaret B. (Connell) …