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Obituaries

Elizabeth “Betsey” Gage Davis Trombly

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Amherst, N.H. — Elizabeth “Betsey” Gage Davis Trombly died unexpectedly at her home in Amherst on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The daughter of Donald Henry Davis and Dorothy Johnson Davis, Betsey was born on May 2, 1945 in Nashua, N.H. A graduate of Milford High School in Milford, N.H., Betsey earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western College, Oxford, Ohio; Montessori Certification …

Regina E. Sweet

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Regina E. Sweet died at home on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. She was born on Aug. 21, 1924, in Enfield, N.H. to Cecil and Alice (Brown) Ames. From 1960 to 2001, Regina ran a daycare from her home, and throughout those years, along with her husband, Craig, fostered over 300 children. She was affectionately known by most people as, Nana. …

Rene L. Dessert

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plainfield, N.H. — Rene L. Dessert, 89, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Rene was born in Lebanon on Feb. 20, 1925, to Henry & Marie (Lambert) Dessert. He grew up in the Family home on Hardy Hill. He attended Sacred Heart School and Lebanon High School. For a short time he worked at Carter …

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, …

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 …

Robert Emory Somerville

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Littleton, N.H. — Robert Emory Somerville, 70, longtime resident of Littleton passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, while doing something that he loved. He was born in Randolph, Vt. on Jan. 28, 1944, a son to Clayton and Eleda (Brock) Somerville. He grew up in Sharon, Vt. and …

A Life: Cheryl Hanna, 1966-2014; An ‘Intellectual Powerhouse’ and an ‘Agent of Change’

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Cheryl Hanna spent most of the last two decades of her life in Vermont and associated with Vermont Law School, as she made her mark as a professor, administrator, legal scholar and commentator — in …

Mary (Robinson) Messer

Monday, September 15, 2014

New London, N.H. — Mary (Robinson) Messer, 84, of Little Sunapee Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at The Clough Center in New London. She was born in Barnard, Vt., on Dec. 21, 1929 the daughter of Ralph Davis and Hilda Mary (Woods) Robinson. She attended Lincoln Schools …

Linda M. Moyer

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hartland, Vt. — Linda M. Moyer, 70, of Hartland died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at the Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vt. She was born Sept. 5, 1943 in Reading, Pa. the daughter of Paul J. and Erma A. (Frey) Potteiger. Linda was raised in …

Roger W. Eastman

Monday, September 15, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Roger W. Eastman 90, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Springfield. He was born Oct. 23, 1923 in Newport, N.H. the son of Leighton and Bertha ( Webster ) Eastman. He attended Springfield schools and graduated from Springfield High School and the Co-oP Course …

Scott William Smith

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Scott William Smith, 56, of Lebanon, passed on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Scott was born to Roger William Smith and Jane Conroy Smith in Newport, N.H. He graduated with the class of 1976 from Newport High School and from Plymouth State College in 1979. Scott …

Elmer Herbert Gattie

Sunday, September 14, 2014

West Lebanon, N.H. — Elmer Herbert Gattie, 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Monday, Sept. 8th after a short period of declining health. Mr. Gattie was born March 11, 1921 in Buffalo, N.Y. to Fred and Charlotte (Dietrich) Gattie. He graduated from …

Patricia Jennings

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Patricia Jennings died on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. She passed away at home with her family by her side. Patty was born in Lebanon, N.H. in 1951 to Robert D. and Nancy (Parker) Jennings. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School, class of 1969. …