Obituaries

A Life: Clarence Jacob (C.J.) Smith, 1942 — 2015; ‘He Was Quiet, Calm, Gentle... Except When We Scored’

Monday, May 25, 2015

West Lebanon — The NCAA Frozen Four college hockey championship stretches over a three-day period: semifinals, day off, finals. Fans of the event, or of the teams involved, routinely face a conundrum: What to do in a strange city on that middle day? Traveling with one or more of his three sons to …

Joyce E. Braley

Monday, May 25, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — The committal service for Joyce E. Braley, 73, a resident of Windsor, who passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, will be held Friday, May 29 at 1 p.m. in the West Lebanon Cemetery in West Lebanon, N.H. The Rev. Amanda Lape-Freeberg, Pastor of the Old South Congregational Church in Windsor …

Cynthia M. Brennan

Monday, May 25, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Cynthia M. Brennan, 80, a resident of New York City, and formerly of Windsor, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 21, at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, N.Y. She was born Sept. 11, 1934 in Windsor. She received her schooling in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1956. She was employed at various businesses including Macy’s Department Store in New …

Marguerite M. “Maggie” Silloway

Monday, May 18, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — The committal service for Marguerite M. “Maggie” Silloway, 89, a longtime resident of Windsor, who passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at her home in Windsor will be held Friday, May 22 at 1 p.m. in the St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Windsor. The …

Leonidas (Leo) Alexakos

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sarasota, Fla. — Captain Leo N. Alexakos, 91, died on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Sarasota. He was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Dracut, Mass., to Nicholas and Vasiliki Alexakos. Born and raised in Massachusetts, as one of six children, he graduated from Kings Point – US Merchant …

Robert Britton

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunapee, N.H. — Robert Earl “Bob” Britton, 74, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Air Force veteran, retired electrical systems engineer and musician, died on Friday, May 8, 2015 after an extended battle with Parkinson’s disease. Bob was …

Louise Sandberg

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Corinth, Vt.— Louise Sandberg of Corinth died on Tuesday, May 12 afterdealing in a courageous and inspiring manner with leukemia, it was a peaceful ending, surrounded by her family. Thus ended a rich life that went from the turmoil of World War II Amsterdam to the upheaval of …

Carl “Sandy” Perkins III

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bernardston, Mass.— While vacationing with his wife in a beautiful place, a good, kind, and caring man died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Monday May 11, 2015 in the south of France. His wife, Mary Beth Whiton, and two sons, Dustin and Jason Perkins, were by his …

Ronald Levy Erskine

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Wells River, Vt. — Ronald Levy Erskine, 75, of Wells River died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at his home. He was born in Randolph, Vt., the son of Cedric and Thelma (George) Erskine. He attended schools in Randolph. He was a United States Army Veteran serving from 1961 …

Arthur W. Blake, Jr.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — Arthur W. Blake, Jr. 82, of Plainfield, died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Elm Wood Center in Claremont. He was born in Wolfeboro, NH on Jan. 11, 1933 the son of Arthur and Emma (Ryan) Blake. He served in the US Air Force. Arthur …

Guy W. Bailey

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Guy W. Bailey, age 76, from Enfield, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at DHMC in Lebanon, N.H. He was born May 17, 1938 to Guy W. and Rena (Clark) Bailey in Etna, N.H. He grew up in Canaan, N.H., and graduated from Canaan High School …

Francis A. Lovely

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Lancaster, N.H. — Francis A. Lovely, 71, formerly of Lebanon, N.H., died Friday, May 15, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt., has been entrusted with arrangements. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Valley …

Barbara Rapoport Taylor

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Barbara Rapoport Taylor, 85, of Hanover, died on Sunday, May 10, 2015. She was born Jan. 1, 1930, to Harry Grossman and Rose Roses Grossman of New York. Barbara Taylor held a B.A. and an M.A. in English and education from Brooklyn College, a professional …