Obituaries


Douglas M. Brooks
WILMINGTON- Douglas Michael Brooks, 70, died in comfort on Wednesday, December 5, in the care of hospice and surrounded by the love and support of his family and friends, both near and far.  He is now at peace and at last relieved of the challenges that he endured with his decades-long struggle...
READSBORO- Viola Dorothy (Brewer) Caruso, 98, died Saturday, December 8, at Berkshire Medical Center. She was born in Houlton, ME, on December 30, 1919, daughter of Herman and Bertha (Foster) Brewer.  She attended schools in Maine.
Mrs. Caruso went on to work for the town of Readsboro for...
EAST CALAIS- Helen Christine Riegels Mackey, 82, died peacefully on December 5, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Mackey was born in Sacramento, CA, on November 6, 1936. As a child, she moved to Wilmington, and quickly developed a deep connection to Vermont which she would call home for most...
WILMINGTON- Walter A. Westhelle, 83, a resident of Whites Road, died December 10, at Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Westhelle was born in Norwalk, CT, on May 23, 1935, the son of the late Walter and Katherine Atchison Westhelle. He attended school in Stamford, graduating from...

Barbara Suraci
DOVER- Barbara E. Sur­aci, 82, a resident of Blue Brook Road, died November 26 at her home.
Mrs. Suraci was born in Jersey City, NJ, on August 25, 1936, the daughter of the late Robert Leigh Eilenberg and Josephine Rehak-Peroh. She studied ballet with the Mortkin Ballet Company of New York...
Eugene “Rummy” Sullivan
WILMINGTON- Eugene R. “Rummy” Sullivan, 95, a resident of North Main Street, died  Friday, November 23, at his home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Sullivan was born in Wilmington on June 22, 1923, the son of the late Eugene F. and Mertie (Boyd) Sullivan. He was part of the many families...
Donald K. Wimer
Danville, PA- Donald Keith Wimer, 65, of Renovo, died on Monday, April 2, after his admission to the Geisinger Medical Center. He had been terminally ill with COPD and diabetes complications.
Mr. Wimer was born in Frankfurt, Germany, to an American military family. He was preceded in death...
BENNINGTON- Leonard L. Keeler, 74,  of West Dover, died on Saturday, November 17, with his two favorite girls by his side.  He grew up in Darien, CT, and was active on the Lions’ and Blue Wave baseball, basketball, and soccer teams. Mr. Keeler enjoyed a long, successful career with Finast...
WHITINGHAM- Thomas Connor Boyd, infant son of Bryan Boyd and Alexis McDunnah, died October 26 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. He is survived by his parents Bryan and Alexis; maternal grandparents Barbara and John McDunnah, of Columbia, CT; paternal grandparents Kent Boyd, of Whitingham,...
Robert L. Greene
WILMINGTON- Robert L. Greene, 90,  a resident of Merrill Drive, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 4. The son of Merrill and Florence (Wood) Greene, he was born in Brattleboro on February 24, 1928. Mr. Greene grew up in Wilmington where he graduated from Wilmington High School, class...

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