Obituaries

DOVER- Richard E. Smith (known to many as Rik, Dick Smith or “Poor”), 71, a resident of Locust Heights, East Dover, died on Monday, August 26, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. At his side was his loving wife Marylou, their children, and many grandchildren.
Mr....
 Bennington- Virginia Marie “Molly” Wheeler, 86, of North Street, East Dover, died peacefully Thursday morning, August 22,  at the Bennington Health & Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side following a period of declining health.
Mrs. Wheeler was born in Norwich, CT, on May...
WILMINGTON- A funeral mass for Charles Richter will be said on September 14, 2019, at 11am at Our Lady of Fatima church. Family and friends are invited to a coffee hour at 10 am, prior to the mass, in the reception room at the church.

Ralph E. Paradis
Barton- Ralph Edward Paradis, 72, died at home surrounded by his family on August 12. He was born on February 11, 1947 in Brattleboro, to Camille Joseph and Mary Margret (Wright) Paradis.
Mr. Paradis grew up in East Dover. He served in the US Army in Vietnam. He married Shirley Ann Holland...

Jeffrey LaPorte
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA- Jeffrey LaPorte died unexpectedly on August 12.  He leaves behind his beloved wife whom he has been with for 42 years, Cecelia LaPorte, and his two daughters and their families: Heather LaPorte and Dr. Joseph Strebel, of Longmeadow, and Megan and Anthony Verteramo, of Agawam...

Rosemary Chiocco
WARDSBORO- Rosemary Payne Chiocco, 82, died peacefully on July 28, at Grace Cottage Hospital surrounded by her children.
Mrs. Chiocco was born in Ealing, a suburb of London, England.  Her family moved to Seven Sisters, Wales, where she spent her childhood.  A traveler from the start, she...

Matthew Goodnow
HALIFAX- Matthew A. Goodnow, 41, of Tucker Road, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 30.
Mr. Goodnow was born in Brattleboro on March 25, 1978, the son of Randy and Donna Brown Goodnow. He attended schools in Whitingham, graduating from Whitingham High School.
Mr. Goodnow worked as a...
READSBORO- Mae Elaine (Brewer) Passardi, 88, of Readsboro, died on Friday, July 26, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.
Mrs. Passardi was born in Houlton, ME, on December 19, 1930, the daughter of Walter and Isabel (Campbell) Brewer. She attended schools in Maine.
Mrs. Passardi...
WEST DOVER- A celebration of life for Scott Meade will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 1 to 5 pm at Boystown, which is Cliff Bouchard’s house, at the corner of Blue Brook Road and Joan’s Ridge. The family hopes that all will come to celebrate Mr. Meade’s life.
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FREDERICKSBURG, VA- Richard (Dick) Fanizzi, former resident of Wilmington, VT, died at his daughter’s home in Fredericksburg  on June 2.  Fanizzi was born in Queens, NY on March 3, 1931.
Mr. Fanizzi’s wife Catherine died on September 11, 2017. He is survived by his daughter, Laura Murphy....

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