Obituaries June 8, 2016

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Douglas Anderson

Douglas Anderson, 58, of Barton, formerly of Island Pond, died at the Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton on June 1, 2016, after a long illness.

He was born on March 26, 1958, in Newport to Vanessa McKenny and the late George Anderson.

He graduated from North Country Union High School in Newport.

Mr. Anderson loved God, his family, and country. He entered the U.S. Army for a brief time. He was sweet, kind and very generous to all he met. He worked at a hardware store and laundromat for a number of years. He enjoyed fishing, rides, county fairs, western movies and country music.

He is survived by his mother, Vanessa McKenny, of Lancaster, New Hampshire; by his sisters Barbara Null and Pearl Lane and her husband. He is also survived by his nieces: Jennifer, Amanda, and Crystal.

He was predeceased by his brother Cecil Anderson.

A graveside service was held on June 7 in Island Pond.

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Bessie R. Brown

Bessie R. Brown, 84, of Derby died peacefully on June 1, 2016, in Newport.

She was born on March 25, 1932, in Westfield, to Glenis and Harriet (Wright) Goulding.

She married Paul Brown on May 21, 1955, who predeceased her on July 15, 2004.

Ms. Brown enjoyed gardening at her home, sewing and craft work.

She is survived by her children: Willie Brown and his wife, Lillian, of Derby, Barbara Waters and her boyfriend, Jessie Swanson, of Eden, Mary Brown of Derby, Candy Brown and her boyfriend, Dee Boehm, of Derby, and James Brown and his wife, Debbie, of Derby; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her grandson Zachariah Brown; her brother John Goulding; and by her sisters: Pauli Gibeault and Gertrude Place.

Funeral services were held on June 6 in Newport. Interment followed in Derby Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Church of God, 295 Crawford Road, Derby, Vermont, 05829.

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Julia Ann Judd Carter

Julia Ann Judd Carter, 90, a longtime resident of Holland, died on May 30, 2016, in Newport.

She was born on May 23, 1926, in Derby to Ernest and Lillian (Brown) Judd.

She married Harold Carter, who predeceased her, on January 30, 1943.

Ms. Carter was a member of the Derby Fish and Game Club, the Holland Historical Society, and was a supporter of the American Cancer Society. Ms. Carter enjoyed being a wife and mother to her family, but she still found time to work for Fred’s Plumbing and Heating for a couple of years. She loved to make quilts, made over 40 as gifts, and donated them to the Holland Historical Society. She and Mr. Carter enjoyed camping and traveling to many different areas — they had camps in Lewis and Poultney. She also served as campaign manager when Vince Illuzzi first started in politics. Ms. Carter was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Purple Heart Association.

She is survived by her children: Velma Crowell of Derby Line, Colin Carter of Barton, and Alex Carter of Holland; by her grandchildren: Sandie and Norman Diggs of Connecticut, Shaun and Songhei Sloan of Idaho, Christelle and Anthony Plourde of Texas, Coralee and Namath Boardman of Swanton; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Ernest Judd and his wife, Martha, of Derby, and by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her daughter Sheila Rae; her brother Harold; and sisters: Ruby, Ella, Beatrice, Eleanor and Patti.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, at the Derby Cemetery on Nelson Hill Road.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Holland Historical Society, 120 School Road, Derby Line, Vermont, 05830.

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Ryan T. Coulter

Ryan T. Coulter, 26, beloved son of Tom Coulter and Marcy Paul, died suddenly on May 29, 2016, as the result of motor vehicle accident in West Charleston
He was born in Newport on April 12, 1990.

Mr. Coulter went to school at North Country Union High School and was working at Tivoly in Derby Line as a machinist. He loved playing hockey, fishing, kayaking, drawing and sketching, hanging out with his friends, and playing golf with his brother Tyler. He also enjoyed spending time with partner, Charlene, and her children, as well as Tim Hunt’s children.

He is survived by his mother, Marcy Paul, and her companion, Tim Hunt; his father Tom Coulter and his wife, Robin; his brother Tyler; his grandparents George and Margaret Coulter and John Rock Degre; and Robin’s children, Ryan and Ashlee Daigle; by his aunts and uncles: Steve and Rachel Coulter, Michael Coulter, and Tracy and Michelle Degre; his cousins: Christopher, Jonathan and Myra Degre, Molly Coulter and Melissa Zebrowski and the Starr family; and by his best friend Tyler Perkins; as well as many others.

Mr. Coulter was predeceased by his grandmother Gene Ann Degre; his aunt Sherry Coulter and Mario Paul.

Funeral services were held on June 7 in Derby.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Border Minor Hockey, in care of Community National Bank, 4811 U.S. Route 5, Newport, Vermont, 05855.

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Timothy “Tim” Gardner Currier

Timothy “Tim” Gardner Currier, 64, of Island Pond died suddenly on May 27, 2016, in New Haven, Connecticut.

He was born on November 27, 1951, in Newport to Lance and Marguerite (Ellsworth) Currier. On February 24, 2000, he married Sandie Moss, who survives him.

He graduated from North Country Union High School in 1972 and entered the United States Army. He was a self-employed fair and carnival concessionaire. He also worked at Ethan Allen Manufacturing, which he retired from. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working at the fairs and carnivals. He was a member of American Legion Post #80 of Island Pond.

He is survived by his wife, Sandie Currier, of Island Pond; by his children: Christopher Currier and his wife, Heather, of Houma, Louisiana, Jeremy Currier and his wife, Brandy, of Wheelock; by his stepchildren: Shianna Jones of North Troy, Antonin Hebert of Derby, and Joseph Hebert and his wife, Danni, of Newport; by 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; by his siblings: Janice Currier Blais of Newport, Gerald Currier of Newport, Allen Currier and his wife, Lynn, of LaCosta, Florida, Robert Currier and his wife, Denise, of Newport, Brian Currier and his wife, Claudine, of Holland, Michael Currier and his wife, Lisa, of Windsor, and Loren Currier of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his siblings: Nancy Percy, Donald, Bruce, Thomas, and infants Paul and Paula and Pamela Currier.
Services were held on June 6 in Newport. Military honors were held at the funeral home following the service.

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Shane David Green

Shane David Green, 49, of Derby, died at his home on May 27, 2016.

He was born on New Years day in 1967, attended Derby Elementary School, and graduated from North Country Union High School in 1985.

Mr. Green enjoyed moto-cross racing and was a former two-time state champion at the Rider Hill race track. He loved hunting from an early age out of the family camp, snowmobiling, horseshoes, barbecues, and the annual Connecticut River canoe trips. He was an excellent carpenter and built several homes in the Northeast Kingdom. Above all, he was an unbelievably wonderful and dedicated father to all of his children. His quick wit, big smile, great sense of humor, and compassion will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

He is survived by his three sons: Matthew, Nathan, and Jesse, whom he loved very much; his special daughter Kya Paige, who held his heart in her hands from the moment she was born; his granddaughter Kiersten; his father Del Green, and his, wife Nancy; his mother, Paula Thibodeau, and her husband, Barry; his brother Shawn Green and his children: Selena, Christopher and Kaitlyn; his step-siblings Sandy and Tom Emery, Barry junior, Scott and Debby Thibodeau, Susan and Allen Myers, and Eric Thibodeau. He is also survived by the following aunts and uncles: Bob and Joan Green, Todd and Julie Bedard, Craig and Marcia Bedard, Pamela Bothwell, Harry and Sondra Baker, Susan Green, Cam Green, Sandra Fowler, and David Young; by his extended Curtis family of uncles and aunts: Dave and Kristi Curtis, Craig and Laura Curtis, Joan Curtis, and Francine Curtis; by his special friends Jessica Brown; Paul Patenaude; Tim Patenaude and Brian Judd; by his cousin Travis Green and his wife Heather; the Furbush family of Dick, Rick and Pam; Skip and Walter Lamere; and many more wonderful friends, too numerous to mention.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Bill and Shirley Green and grandmother Ruth Green; maternal grandparents Paul and Frances Bedard; uncles Bill Green Jr. and Richard Green; cousin Tyler Green; and aunt Donna Fowler. He was also predeceased by his uncle and special friend Jim Bothwell.

There will be a celebration of life from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, June 18, at the Guillette Pavilion at 884 Salem-Derby Road, in Derby.

Richard D. “Squeak” McAdam

Richard Dean “Squeak” McAdam, 75, of Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton, formerly of Hardwick, died on June 4, 2016.

He was born on May 2, 1941, in Hardwick, the son of the late Frederick and Jesslyn (Davis) McAdam. He attended Hardwick Academy.

In his earlier years, Mr. McAdam worked as a farmhand for Noel Lussier and with the St. Johnsbury and Lamoille County Railroad in the Hardwick area. Later, he was employed, for more than ten years, by the Wells-Lamson Quarry in Graniteville and, until he retired due to failing health in 1995, he was employed by Ron LeClair in Hardwick. Mr. McAdam was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. He was an avid Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed fishing, crossword puzzles, playing pool, and pitching horseshoes.

He is survived by his brother Kenneth McAdam and his wife, Elaine, of Brownington; a niece; a nephew; three great-nieces; one great-nephew; two great-great-nephews; and many cousins.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 10, at the Northern Vermont Funeral Home at 60 Elm Street in Hardwick, with the Reverend Dr. Evelyn Lavelli officiating.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. Interment will follow in the family lot in the Main Street Cemetery in Hardwick.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to: Silver Towers Camp, 56 Silver Towers Road, Ripton, Vermont, 05766-0166.

Arrangements are in the care of Northern Vermont Funeral Service in Hardwick.

David George Pennington

David George Pennington, 69, of Holland died peacefully on May 31, 2016.

He was born on April 28, 1947, in Hartford, Connecticut, to George and Barbara (Philbrick) Pennington. He graduated from Weaver High School in Hartford, Connecticut.

Mr. Pennington was a self-employed carpenter and more recently was employed by Columbia Forest Products. His hobbies included cutting wood, his pets, horticulture, and agriculture.

He is survived by his children: David Cory Pennington and his wife, Shari, of Newport, Cable James Pennington and his fiancé, Amy Kelley, of Holland, and Tyler Paxton Fairbanks of New York, New York; by his grandchildren: Jacob, Nicole, Emily and Maxwell; by his sisters: Sue Yeager of Pennsylvania, Debbie Oborski of Marlboro, Connecticut, and Becky West of East Hartford, Connecticut; and by his brother Jon Pennington of Schuylerville, New York.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Judith A. Raboin

Judith A. Raboin, 70, of Island Pond, died on June 1, 2016, in Newport.

She was born on December 6, 1945, in Lincoln, Maine, to Elwin and Roberta (Gross) Boyington.
In 1976, she married Robert Raboin, who survives her.

Mrs. Raboin operated her own greenhouse. She enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, and watching the birds and wild animals.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Raboin, of Island Pond; by her children: Tina Allen of Milton, Angela Knudson and her husband, Peter, of Randolph, Donna Harwid of Bradford, Roberta Royer and her husband, Jacques, of North Troy, and Jeremy Raboin of Island Pond; by nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Vynal Boyington of Fort Kent, Maine, Virginia Dudley of Washington, Sylvia Marcum of Florida, and Beverly Boyington of Tennessee.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Mary Wright Halo Foundation, 1073 Upper Quarry Road, Newport, Vermont, 05855.

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Esperanza Charlene Robles

Esperanza Charlene Robles, 28, of Derby Line, died suddenly on May 29, 2016, along with her partner in life, Ryan Coulter, in West Charleston.

She was born on August 17, 1987, in Deland, Florida, beloved daughter of Benjamin and Deborah (Emerson) Robles.

She graduated from North Country Union High School in 2005 and graduated from Community College of Vermont, in Newport, with a liberal arts degree. She was an administrative assistant for Land Vest.

Her hobbies included kayaking, being in the outdoors, spending time with friends, listening to music, watching the Boston Bruins, and spending time outside with her children.
She is survived by her parents, Benjamin and Deborah Robles of Newport; by her children: Naturelle Wells, and Brody and Myles Wright, all of Derby Line; by her siblings: Vicky Froelich of Deland, Florida, Lisa Galloway of Deland, Florida, Valentina Velasquez of Brattleboro, Christina Vasquez of Johnson, and Anna Chaffee; by her husband Paul of Derby; by her sons’ father Damen Wright; and by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on June 6 in Newport, with interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Go Fund Me Account — Esperanza Charlene Robles.

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