Obituaries

Peter Hand Conard

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Seattle, Wash. — Peter Hand Conard, a deep thinker and connector of people and ideas, died at home, after a long journey with lung cancer, on Dec. 10, 2014, in Seattle, Wash., surrounded by his wife and sons. He was 52 years much too young. Peter grew up in Vershire, Vt., on the campus of the Mountain School, founded by his parents just …

Alma Marie Jacklin

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Alma Marie Jacklin, 93, of Claremont, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Alma was born in Dedham, Mass., on Jan. 14, 1921, to Edward and Louise (Kiessling) Kamps. She graduated from Dedham High School, attended Burdett College, and worked as a dental assistant and bookkeeper in Boston. Alma married Harry Jacklin in 1941. They moved to New Durham, N.H., in …

Martha S. Morse

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Unity, N.H. — Martha S. Morse, 89, of Unity died on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. She was born in Bath, Pa. on Jan. 11, 1925, the daughter of Willard P. and Bessie Louise (Lewis) Smith. She had attended Marietta College. Martha was a lifelong artist and had worked as an office clerk, …

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 …

Kenneth Holway Duchesney, Sr.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — Kenneth Holway Duchesney, Sr., 83, passed in peace with his family around him, Tuesday, Dec. 09, 2014, at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin, Vt. He was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Hyannis, Mass., the son of Charles and Gertrude (Cash) Duchesney. He grew up in …

Philip J. Tanguay

Friday, December 12, 2014

Orford, N.H. — Philip J. Tanguay, 63, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. An obituary with service information will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. Arrangements are by the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon, NH …

Hilda Irene Dube

Friday, December 12, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Hilda Irene Dube, 89, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Plainfield, N.H. to the late Walter & Mabel Downing. She attended Windsor High School and began working for Goodyear Tire …

Robert Bruno Alexander Naumann

Friday, December 12, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Robert Bruno Alexander Naumann, 85.5 years old, succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease at Hanover (N.H.) Terrace on Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014. Bob was born on June 7, 1929, in Dresden, Germany, the son of Eberhard Bruno and Elsa (Haege) Naumann zu Koenigsbrueck. Given his parents’ …

Arthur Lawrence Garrow

Friday, December 12, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Arthur Lawrence Garrow, 83, formerly of Cornish, N.H. passed away following an extended illness at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. He was born in Claremont, N.H. to the late Albert & Marion (LaClair) Garrow. He …