Obituaries


Arleen Songailo
WILMINGTON- Arleen “Dolly” (Kunzli) Songailo died graciously at home on January 23. She was born and raised in Tolland, CT, and was the daughter of the late Werner and Bertha (Gottier) Kunzli.
In the early ‘60s, she became a real estate broker and joined her father’s real estate firm. She...

Doris Louise Meadowcroft
WILMINGTON- Doris Louise Meadowcroft, 74, died on January 8. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, and spent her childhood in Audubon, NJ.
Ms. Meadowcroft was the owner of Darcroft Kennels in Wilmington. She dedicated her life to protecting and preserving the purebred dog breed, the Keeshond...
WILMINGTON- Devin Freed-Karns, 40, died unexpectedly at his home recently. 
He was the author of  “The Pawn’s Game” fantasy trilogy (Openings, Gambits, and Sacrifices) under the pen name Victor Nox, and the founder of The Karns Archive, a nonprofit created to catalog and preserve artifacts...
John “Big John” Scott
JACKSONVILLE- John “Big John” Scott, 59, died on December 22 due to complications resulting from COVID-19.
Born on December 24, 1960, he was just shy of his 60th birthday when he died. He was an avid motorcyclist with a passion for classic vehicles, guitars, and a cold beer. He was a...

James Walter “Jim” Raymo
DOVER- James Walter “Jim” Raymo, 80, a resident of Holland Road, died following a period of declining health on Sunday, January 3, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH.
Mr. Raymo was the second child of Richard and Dorothy Day Raymo and was born on April 26, 1940, in Wilmington. He grew...

Debra Poplawski-Wilson
MENDON- On Thursday, December 17, heaven received Debra Poplawski-Wilson 57. The former resident of Rutland died peacefully at her father’s home. She bravely fought glioblastoma brain cancer for 43 months and was considered a long-term survivor.   
The daughter of Eugene J. and Barbara P...

Carleton Stanley Barnett Sr.
BRATTLEBORO- Carleton Stanley Barnett Sr., 87, died peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, December 24. 
Mr. Barnett was born October 21, 1933, in Cabot. He was the sixth of nine children born to Ashley Charles and Sarah Elizabeth (Clarke) Barnett. His parents died when he was in his...

John Wowk
Poughkeepsie, NY- John Wowk, born in Pittsfield, MA, and a resident of Poughkeepsie and West Dover, VT, died peacefully among family on Sunday, December 20. Born on September 4, 1929, he was the twin brother of Jane Wowk who preceded him in death. He was the youngest son of Jacob and Mary Wowk.  ...

Beth Yeskel Greene
WILMINGTON- Beth Yeskel Greene, 70, died peacefully Saturday, December 26, at her home, following a long, courageous fight with Parkinson’s disease.  She was born September 11, 1950, in Newark, NJ, the daughter of Stanley and Evelyn Yeskel, and grew up in Maplewood, NJ. She graduated from...

Mary Helen Larmie
HOOVER, AL- Mary Helen Larmie, 86, died on December 13.  She was born on July 11, 1934, in Bellows Falls, VT, the daughter of Patrick and Helen (Donegan) Lawlor and sister of Patty Bullock, of Guilford, VT.
She married at the age of 22, to Merl C. Larmie Jr. who preceded her in death in...

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