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Florida Elise Brodeur

Florida Elise Brodeur, 96, of Daytona Beach, Florida, and formerly of Newport, died on October 18, 2017.

She was born on March 24, 1921 in St. Dominique, Quebec, the daughter of the late Stanislaus and Rose Alba (Coderre) Gosselin. She attended Sacred Heart School in Newport.

On July 6, 1939, she married Adelard Brodeur who predeceased her in April 1970.

She is survived by her children: Simone Brodeur of Bennington, Claire Pouliot and her husband, Maurice, of Newport, Claude Brodeur and his wife, Nancy, of Malta, New York, and Dennis Brodeur and his wife, Mina, of Bennington; by her grandchildren: John Pouliot and his wife, Rochelle, of Medway, Massachusetts, Ron Pouliot and his wife, Brooke, of Essex Junction, Sarah Zink of Columbus, Ohio, and Bethany Frost and her husband, Clenn, of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania; by a great-grandson Spencer Pouliot of Medway; and by a sister-in-law Marcelle Gosselin of Newport. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her siblings: Laurent, Louis, George, Paul, Leon, Edward, Albert, Mathias Gosselin, Irene Morin, Antoinette Lussier, and Blanche Boudreau.

A Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport on Monday, October 30, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be shared at www.curtis-britch.com.


Robert Joseph Cadieux

Robert Joseph Cadieux, 73, of North Troy, died peacefully at his home on October 22, 2017, after a brave battle with cancer.

Born on November 28, 1943, to Roland and Avis (Archer) Cadieux, who both predeceased him, he grew up and spent most of his life in North Troy. He graduated from North Troy High School in 1962. He married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Lucille Laura (Choquette) Cadieux, on May 9, 1964.

Mr. Cadieux’s early career was spent working for various wood manufacturing companies in New York, Iowa, and Vermont. He spent 11 years as the waste management operator for the village of North Troy and then worked ten years as the waste management operator for Wyeth Nutritional, Inc. in Georgia, Vermont, where he retired in 1999.

During his early retirement, Mr. Cadieux enjoyed working part time at Ben and Jerry’s in St. Albans. He loved sports and was a passionate and lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. His hobbies included gardening, bee keeping, baking, and especially traveling. He was fortunate enough to travel throughout most of the United States including Alaska, California, Washington, Florida, Texas, and Louisiana, and also enjoyed trips into Mexico and Canada. He always looked forward to his yearly pilgrimage to New York to fish, pick apples, tour wineries, and, on occasion, visit a casino.

Mr. Cadieux is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lucille; along with his four children: Tina Derck and her husband, Harry, of Hemet, California, Vikki Draper and her husband, Todd, of Eagle River, Alaska, Daren Cadieux of North Troy, and Shawn Cadieux and his wife, Patti Bean, of Beebe Plain; six grandchildren: Joshua Draper, Ethan Draper, Dorothy-Anne Derck, Harry Derck III, Robert Derck, and Mikayla Cadieux; one great-granddaughter Lilian Derck; three sisters: Joanne Young of North Troy, Patti Dumont of North Troy, and Judith Wright of Plymouth, Massachusetts; two brothers: Richard Cadieux and his wife, Laurel, of Derby, and Roland Cadieux Jr. of Westfield; and many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A private graveside service will be held at the North Troy Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to North Troy Village Cemetery, in care of Gloria Willis, 783 Vance Hill Road, Newport Center, Vermont 05857; or to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168 Boston, Massachusetts 02284-9168.

Those wishing to sign the guest book may do so online at https://www.curtis-britch.com.


John Ferrara

John Ferrara, 86, of Westfield, died peacefully on October 20, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his son, John; his two grandchildren: Abby and Evan; and his brother, Thomas, and his wife, Nina, of Port Washington, New York.

Out of respect for Mr. Ferrara’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. After cremation, he will be interred at a private family service in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to The NRA Foundation, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030.

Online condolences may be shared at www.curtis-britch.com.


Cecile M. Quirion

Cecile M. Quirion, 90, of Derby, died peacefully on October 20, 2017, in Derby.

She was born on April 11, 1927, in Waterville, Quebec, to Pierre and Helene (Beaudoin) Bessette. On July 1, 1950, she married Herve Quirion who predeceased her in 1965.

Mrs. Quirion had worked as a seamstress. She enjoyed playing the piano, organ, and accordion. She loved all family gatherings, knitting, and crocheting. She was a very social person and enjoyed going out with her family and friends.

She is survived by her children: Lisa Quirion of Newport, Danielle Austin and her husband, Keith, of West Charleston, Rocky Quirion of Newport, and Yvon Quirion of Granby. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters; and four brothers, all of Canada; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two sons: Peter Quirion in 1985 and Gilles Quirion in 2012.

A private family service will be held. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Derby Green Activities Fund, 2853 Route 5, Derby, Vermont 05829.

Online condolences can be shared at curtis-britch.com.


Jude K. Smith

Jude K. Smith, 80, of Irasburg, died on October 17, 2017, at his home.

He was born on January 19, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York. In December 1976 he married Ursula N. McManus who survives him.

Together they owned and operated the Snowline Lodge in Jay for 26 years. Prior to their settling in Jay, he served in the military for 26 years. Major Smith was with special forces in Vietnam, and served several years in Germany and Korea. He was especially proud to be selected as the field artillery coordinating officer for the 2/75th Ranger Battalion at Fort Lewis, Washington. He was a Ranger, a soldier, and loved his country.

Mr. Smith was a longtime member of the Rotary Club where he was past president. He was also a member of the Newport Country Club and American Legion Post #28.

He taught at Community College of Vermont for 15 years, and he was an assistant football coach under Cy Benson and Bob Davis at North Country Union High School. He also was a former member of the Jay zoning board.

He is survived by his wife Ursula Smith of Irasburg; by his children: Christopher McManus and his wife, Bobbie Joe, of Barton, Lars McManus and his longtime companion, Rachael Levine O’Donnell, of North Troy and Colchester, and Debra Selcke and her husband, Larry, of Minnetonka, Minnesota; his grandchildren: Bailey McManus, Trevor Miller, and Taylor, Reade, Zack, and Cole Selcke; his brother Frank “Skip” Smith and his wife, Susan, of Boynton Beach, Florida; his sisters: Sharon and her husband, Pete Clarkin, of Virginia and North Carolina, Maureen Burns and her husband, Edward, of New Jersey, and Ivah Betros and her husband, Kenny, of Pennsylvania; his sister-in-law Christine Kruempel of Germany; his brother-in-law Gebhard Noeth and his wife, Waltraud, of Germany; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Frank Smith Sr. and Margareta Flood-Smith; and also by his grandson Nicholas Miller on July 29, 2017.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Smith’s memory may be made to the Newport Rotary Veterans Fund in care of Patsy Tompkins, P.O. Box 166, Newport, Vermont 05855; or to Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter, 502 Strawberry Acres Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.

A celebration of life will be held at the North Troy American Legion Post from 1 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, November 5. Online condolences can be shared at curtis-britch.com.


Wesly Allen Warren

Wesly Allen Warren, 25, died tragically at his home in Craftsbury Common on October 20, 2017, after suffering with depression.

Born on October 9, 1992, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, Mr. Warren graduated from Craftsbury Academy with high honors in 2011. In 2015, he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communications technology at New England School of Communications/Husson University in Bangor, Maine.

Afterwards, for about a year, he worked at White River Toyota, taking photographs. He then found a job at Telefunken in Windsor, Connecticut, which he loved doing, working with his friends Kyle, Ryan, and Toni. He was looking forward to the sound studio being built soon.

Mr. Warren is survived by his loving parents, Patrick and Michelle Warren, of Craftsbury Common; his grandmothers Beryl Sweatt of Craftsbury Common and Carol Peebles of Perkinsville; and his aunt Melissa Currier of Cavendish. He also leaves many cousins and great aunts and uncles.

He was predeceased by his grandfathers: Ron Holden, John Peebles and Allen Sweatt. He was also predeceased by a special cousin Stephen Wiley.

Mr. Warren had a passion for playing and listening to music. He enjoyed playing baseball and soccer in school. He also enjoyed playing video games with his best friend, Kyle. He was the light and joy of his family’s lives.

“We will miss him deeply with all of our hearts,” they said. “He will live on forever with us.”

A service to honor his life will be held at the United Church of Craftsbury on Saturday, October 28, at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards downstairs.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wesly Warren Memorial Fund. The purpose of this fund, through the Union Bank, will be to create a system of support for young people with depression.

Online condolences may be shared at www.curtis-britch.com.

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