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Obituaries 01-08-13

MICHELLE “SHELLY” MAGOON

FERRISBURGH— Michelle “Shelly” Magoon of Ferrisburgh passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 28th following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born December 19th, 1957 to Bill and Erma (Delorme) Malaney.  She grew up in South Burlington and graduated from South Burlington High School.  In her early years Shelly loved singing and playing folk music on her acoustic guitars.  She occasionally wrote music for special people in her life.  She played at weddings, her church and school. She worked for the Merchants and Chittenden Banks in Essex Junction, South Burlington and Vergennes for many years before starting her family in Ferrisburgh.  She leaves behind her loving husband of 27 years, Michael Magoon, their daughter Emily, her brothers; Pat Malaney and his wife Betty of Craftsbury, Steve Malaney of North Ferrisburg and Patricia Malaney of Burlington, sisters; Marilyn Alix of Essex, Kathleen Sikora and husband Jeffrey of South Hero, and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, sister Rosemary and most recently her beloved sister Dolores “Dolly” Keller in April of this year.  Calling hours will be held at the Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road, in Shelburne on Tuesday January 1st for the family at 12:30 – 1:00 and for the Public from 1:00 - 3:00.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 160 Hinesburg Road, in South Burlington on Wednesday, January 2nd at 10:00am.  Contributions in her memory may be made to the Lake Champlain Committee  lakechamplaincommittee.org/support/donate/

There will be an informal memorial ceremony on the lake in the spring with a date and place to be determined.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

HAROLD LINWOOD “PUDGE” CONANT

SALISBURY— Harold Linwood “Pudge” Conant, age 77, died Friday, December 28, 2012, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

    Mr. Conant was born in Salisbury on May 8, 1935. He was the son of Harold H. “Joe” and Millicent (Wimett) Conant. He grew up in Salisbury where he received his early education, and was graduated from Middlebury High School, class of 1953. Following his education he joined the United States Army and served in Iceland. He was selected and served as a member of the Honor Guard, at Ft. Myer, Virginia, for military funerals, at Arlington National Cemetery, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Salisbury and established the Harold L. Conant Trucking & Excavating Company. He had served as the Road Commissioner for the Town of Salisbury for over 30 years. He later managed the Salisbury Landfill. He had served as a Selectman for the town as well as a member of the Zoning Board. He retired in 1997. Mr. Conant was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting. He loved to explore, go touring and was an avid reader, who enjoyed old western movies. He was a gentleman of high integrity, business drive and love for his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

    Surviving is his son; Joseph Patrick Conant of Salisbury, and 3 daughters; Nicole Linn Conant, Shaune Sullivan Conant and Stephanie Suzanne Conant all of Boston, a brother Norbert P. Conant of Salisbury. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Clifton, a sister Maxine Desautels and his former wife & mother of his children Noreen Sullivan Conant.

    The funeral service wAS held on Saturday, January 5, 2012,  at the Salisbury Congregational Church. The Rev. Richard White, pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church will officiate. The graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will take place, at a later date in Meadowinds, the family cemetery in Salisbury.

 Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; The Salisbury Historical Society, c/o Barry Whitney, President, P.O. Box 40, Salisbury, VT 05769 or to the Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Gary Smith, Chief, P.O. Box 22, Salisbury, VT 05769.

CHARLES HENRY BOARDMAN

CORNWALL— Charles Henry Boardman, age 98, died Monday, December 31, 2012, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial wAS celebrated on Friday, January 4, 2013,  at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury.

The Rev. William Beaudin, pastor will be the celebrant.

A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of this newspaper.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

Peter Douville Orvis

BRANDON— Peter Douville Orvis, age 69, died Tuesday, January 01, 2013, at his home in Brandon.

    Mr. Orvis was born in Middlebury on March 5, 1943. He was the son of Wendell and Roseanne (Douville) Orvis. He grew up in Middlebury where he received his early education. He was graduated from New Lebanon, NY High School, class of 1961. Following his education he joined the United States Air Force and served in Libya and other North African Countries. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Vermont and began a career with Standard Register in Middlebury that spanned more than 25 years. He retired in 2004. He was a member of St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church, where he served as Junior Warden and was a Eucharistic Minister. He belonged to American Legion Post #27 in Middlebury.

    Surviving is his wife, Mary (Johnson) Orvis of Brandon; whom he married in Shoreham on July 3, 1981; 3 sons, Todd L. Orvis of Tampa, FL, Douglas New of Leicester and Steven New of Ballston Spa, NY, 3 daughters; Tracy Abel of Glenville, NY, Tammy Johnson and Lana Travers both of Brandon. 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter, Karen Currier and his only sister; Bonita “Bonnie” Petty.

    The memorial service “In Celebration of His Life” will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Grace Episcopal Church in Forestdale. The Rev. Margaret Fletcher, Rector will officiate.

    Following the ceremony the family will receive friends in the church hall, for a time of fellowship & remembrance.

     The graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will take place, at a later date in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon.

    Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Monday, January 7, from 2-4 PM.

    Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, VT 05701 or to The Foley Cancer Clinic, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701.

Anne B. Lewis

MIDDLEBURY— Anne B. Lewis, age 76, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Porter Hospital in Middlebury.

    Mrs. Lewis was born December 14, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Charles G. and Mary F. (French) Hinkle.  She had resided in Island Heights, NJ and Toms River, NJ for over 40 years before moving to Middlebury in 1993.  

    Mrs. Lewis was a master teacher and had a teaching career that spanned 50 years having taught 35 years in New Jersey and 15 years in Vermont. Mrs. Lewis obtained a BS Degree from Beaver College, Jenkintown, PA in 1958 and a MA Degree in Education from The College of New Jersey, Trenton, a few years later.  Her certifications include elementary teacher, reading specialist, curriculum specialist, supervisor and learning disabilities teacher-consultant.

    Mrs. Lewis was wed to A. Thomas Lewis in November, 1959 and is survived by him and by two sisters, Mary M. Meagher, Southampton, NJ and M. Yvonne Chapman, Bayville, NJ, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Her brother, Charles G. Hinkle, Jr. predeceased her.

    Mrs. Lewis was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury and served as a member and chairperson of the town of Middlebury Zoning Board.

    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11 AM, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. The Rev. William Beaudin, pastor will be the celebrant.

    Burial will take place at a later date in the family lot in The Cemetery of The Presbyterian Church, in Basking Ridge, NJ.

    Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home, 26 Franklin Street in Brandon is handling the arrangements.

 


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