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 …

Patricia Ann Hadley

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Patricia Ann Hadley, 80, died Tuesday morning Aug. 25, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

Lewis G. Whitaker, Jr.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

East Barnard, Vt. — Lewis G. Whitaker, Jr., 94, of East Barnard, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Randolph Center. A complete obituary …

Leon M. Winchester

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — Leon M. Winchester, 85, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon Aug. 22, 2015, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield. He was born in Richmond, Minn. on Oct. 21, 1929, the eldest son of Harry E. and Margaret (Kapsch) Winchester. Leon grew up in South Ryegate, Vt., attended …

Fred P. Carleton, Jr.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Fred P. Carleton, Jr., 84, of Hanover died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Kendal of Hanover. A full obituary will follow at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover. …

Newell D. Staples

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Newell D. Staples, 92, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at The Willows of Windsor in Windsor. He was born June 15, 1923, in Hanover, N.H. a son of Daniel and Eva (Newell) Staples. He graduated from the Mechanic Arts High School in Boston, Mass. in …

James Anthony Cantore

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — James Anthony Cantore, 87, died Aug. 23, 2015, after a long and prosperous life loved by his family and friends. Jim was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Schenectady, N.Y. the only child of Vincenzo (James) and Grace (Colozze) Cantore. Jim graduated from the …

Shirley Carolyn (Nelson) Andrew

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Shirley Carolyn (Nelson) Andrew, 88, wife of William Nesbit Andrew, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at The Seasons in Newport where she had resided for the past year. She was born on Jan. 27, 1927, in Springfield, Vt. to George D. and Lula …

Terry J. Bressette

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Terry J. Bressette, 64, husband of Catherine Bressette, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at his home in Newport. He was born on Feb. 16, 1951, in New London, N.H. to Thelma May (Fortune) and Ralph John Bressette. He worked as a logger and …

Roger W. Strong

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sharon, Vt. — Roger W. Strong, 79, died Saturday morning August, 22, 2015 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Roger was born on June 7, 1936 in Windsor, Vt. the son of Ernest E. and Vina (Darling) Strong. Roger married Dixie Lee Spittle on June 22, …

A Life: Jim Hanlon, 1959-2015; ‘He Carried His Home on His Back’

Monday, August 24, 2015

Canaan — He did it his way. Usually on foot. Often without a permanent roof over his head. Jim Hanlon lived 57 years on mostly his own terms. Hanlon, who died on July 20 at his brother’s Canaan …