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Obituaries

Charles J. Bacon

Friday, July 31, 2015

New Bern, N.C. — A celebration of the life of Charles J. Bacon who passed away July 15 will be held at the home of Roger and Eleanor Shepard from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Please call 802 436 3504 for directions. …

Franklin Rollen Atkins

Friday, July 31, 2015

Gloversville, N.Y. — Franklin Rollen Atkins, 89, was called to Heaven on Monday, July 27, 2015, with his loving wife of 66 years, Mariella Atkins by his side, at their home. He was born July 18, 1926 in Bennington, Vt., to Jane and Merril Atkins. He had four siblings Betty (Jim) Craig, Nancy (Earl) Coombs, Merril (Joanne) Atkins, and Deanna (Alden) Dana. Along …

Richard E. Moses

Friday, July 31, 2015

Tunbridge, Vt. — Richard E. Moses, 68, died Wednesday afternoon, July 29, 2015 at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in white River Jct., Vt. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. A full obituary will follow. …

Walter A. “Smitty” Smith

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Beverly Hills, Fla. — Walter A. “Smitty” Smith, age 79, of Beverly Hills, Fla., formerly of Newport, N.H., passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015, at his home. He was born July 21, 1935, in Queens, N.Y., to Robert Walter and Gwedolyn (Crawford) Smith. He graduated in 1955 from …

Richard “Rick” G. Velte, Jr.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Richard “Rick” G. Velte, Jr., 69, of Karlene Street, died Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Plymouth, N.H. suddenly. He was born in Boston, Mass. on Nov. 29, 1945 the son of Richard G. and Juliet (Lawrence) Velte, Sr. He spent his early years in Lexington, …

William Duval

Friday, July 24, 2015

West Topsham, Vt. — A Celebration of life for William Duval who died on Jan. 3, 2015, will be held on Aug. 8, 2015, at 3 p.m. at his home on 6 Pike Hill Road in West Topsham. The Hale Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Bradford, Vt. …

Mary S. Richards

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Mary S. Richards died peacefully surrounded by her children on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the age of 87. She would have been pleased to know that the peonies and roses were in full bloom, the birds were singing and the sky was picture perfect …

Robert L. Zrike, Sr.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Juno Beach, Fla. — Robert L. Zrike, Sr. (89) of Juno Beach and Grantham, N.H., and former resident of Greenwich, Conn., died on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Born Sept. 13, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of Salim K. Zrike …

Robert J. “Frog” Fournier

Friday, July 24, 2015

East Thetford, Vt. — Robert J. “Frog” Fournier, 78, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at home in East Thetford. He was born Sept. 22, 1936, a son of Albert and Elizabeth (Roy) Fournier in St. Johnsbury, Vt. Robert graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy before enlisting in the U.S. …

Rene J. LaPorte, Jr.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Rene J. LaPorte, Jr., 62, of Stark Rd. in Lempster, N.H., formerly of Claremont, died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on July 21, 2015, from complications after suffering a massive heart attack on June 24, 2015. Rene was born on Sept. 5, 1952 in …

Bernard G. Duto

Friday, July 24, 2015

White River Jct, Vt. — Bernard G. Duto, 79, of White River Junction, died Friday morning, July 24, 2015, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction. He was born Sept. 7, 1935, in Athol, Mass.; the son of John and Bernadette (Chaloux) Duto. He was raised …

Hristo K. Dragnev

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Hristo Konstantinov Dragnev, 84, died on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at home in Hanover. He was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Dec. 23, 1930, a son of Konstantin and Nadezhda Dragnev. He attended Medical School in Sofia where he organized an anticommunist student group. For …

Robert L. Zrike, Sr.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Juno Beach, Fla. — Robert L. Zrike, Sr. (89) of Juno Beach and Grantham, N.H., and former resident of Greenwich, Conn., died on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Born Sept. 13, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of Salim K. Zrike …