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Obituaries 11-19-13

David Martin Cyr

SHOREHAM:David Martin Cyr, age 69, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
   Mr. Cyr was born in Morristown, NJ on March 3, 1944. He was the son of Martin and Florence (Ford) Cyr. He came to Salisbury with his family in 1945 where he received his early education. He was graduated from Middlebury high School, class of 1962. He had worked as a machine operator for Polymers Plastics in East Middlebury for over 30 years. He later was employed as a quarryman for Gawet’s Marble. He had been a volunteer at Fair Haven Rescue Squad for several years. He was forced to retire due to a disability in 1998. He enjoyed country music, bird watching, NASCAR and old western movies.
  Surviving is his wife Ida Cyr of Shoreham; whom he married in Orwell on June 15, 1963, his son David C. Cyr and a daughter Melissa Ann Cyr both of Shoreham, his step children; Garrett, Kayla, Alexis and Addison Given also of Shoreham, and a sister, Ruth Galvin of Bristol. 3 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive him.
  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, November 12, 2013,  at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Ruel Tumangday will be the celebrant. The graveside committal service and burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery in Leicester. Following the ceremony the family will receive friends back at St. Mary’s Church Hall, for a reception in his memory.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to a charity of one’s choice.

Stephanie Lyn Coursey

HUNTINGTON :Stephanie Lyn Coursey, age 38, died Saturday, November 9, 2013, at her home in Huntington Ms: Coursey was born in Rutland on January 25, 1975. She grew up in Forestdale where she received her early education. She relocated with her family to Richmond in 1984, where she continued the rest of her early education and attended Camel’s Hump Middle School . She afterwards attended Mt. Mansfield High School and later furthered her education at Castleton State College. She had worked as a quality control inspector at the Teddy Bear Factory in Shelburne. She enjoyed caring for her children, reading, animals, coffee, Sponge Bob and NASCAR and playing games on the computer. She was a wonderful cook, and like her grandmother, Doris, made sure everyone was fed!
Surviving is her parents; Tammy Crickmore and Alan Crickmore both of Huntington, 2 sons; Dylan and Xavier Coursey and her daughter Destiny Emmons all of Huntington, 3 brothers; Shawn Crickmore of Tomah, WI, Brian Longley and Paul Longley both of Rutland, 3 sisters; Dawn Marie Fortune and Julia Disorda both of Rutland and Sheena Crickmore of Huntington. Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive her.Also her cat Chris, the Bo Jangles family, Teddy and best friend and napping companion, Tiki. Her special friend (step dad) John and her extended family, Andrea, Peter, Karyn and Barbara. She was predeceased by a brother Dale Crickmore in 1979 and a sister, Paulette Crickmore in 1986. Her maternal grandparents, Frank Coursey in 1996 and Doris Coursey in 2001.
   A private funeral service will take place, at a later date, at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon . A private burial will be in Forestdale Cemetery .
  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory, for the benefit of her children c/o her mother, Tammy Crickmore, 4987 Main Road , Huntington , VT 05462


Robert “Bob” Bruce

BRANDON: Robert “Bob” Bruce, age 73, died Saturday, November 9, 2013, at his home in Brandon.
Bob was born in Rutland on October 31, 1940. He was the son of Kenneth and Zila (Buckey) Bruce. He grew up in Brandon and received his early education at the Arnold District graded school. He attended Brandon High School and later earned his GED. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and the Vermont Army National Guard from 1958 until 1964. He worked as a Masonry Apprentice under his father for several years and later became a self-employed carpenter. He and his partner Dick Wood formed Bruce & Wood Construction and together operated it for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, woodworking, horseshoes, and cooking, and later in life made ball point pens out of exotic woods and antlers. He was a charter member of the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, serving for 5 years. He belonged to Brandon American Legion Post #55.
  Surviving is his wife Margy Bruce of Brandon, whom he married in Brandon on August 27, 1983; his daughter Michele Burke of Buffalo, NY; 2 sisters, Virginia Bruce of North Carolina and Linda Osuchowski of Queensbury, NY; and 2 grandchildren, Jason Weaver of Buffalo, NY and Alexa Reilly of Albany, NY. Many nieces and nephews also survive him. He was predeceased by 2 daughters, Patricia Reilly in 1995 and Jayne Lynn Bruce in 2009; a sister, Mary Whoyt; and 10 brothers, Bill, Ed, Mickey, June, Bud, Donnie, Jerry, Wendell, Charlie, and Gene.
   A gathering “In Celebration of Bob” will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 12 Noon, at the Brandon American Legion Post #55. Family and friends are invited to share remembrances and join together in a feast of celebration.
The graveside committal service and burial with military honors, will take place at a later date in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to The Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733 or for “Dinners With Love” through Rutland Area Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, VT 05701.

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

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