Obituaries


William Edward Birch
READSBORO- William Edward Birch, 72, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 10, at his home.
Mr. Birch was born on November 23, 1948, the son of Clinton and Barbara Ellen (Phelps) Birch Sr.  He attended local schools and went on to attend Champlain College, acquiring a degree in computer...
HINSDALE, NH- Marguerite Deming Roberts was born November 6, 1927, to Arthur Wallace Deming and Christine Wheeler Deming and died February 10, 2021. She grew up in Whitingham, VT, and graduated from Whitingham High School. She then graduated from Fisher Business School in Boston and worked for...

Barbara Ann Bird
BERNARDSTON, MA- Barbara “Barb” Anne (Howes) Bird, 68, died February 2 after a brief battle with cancer. 
She was born October 5, 1952 in Greenfield to Roger and Alice (Beecher) Howes.  She married Francis “Chick” Bird in August 1970.  They were married for over 40 years and had one child...
JACKSONVILLE- Steven R. Williams, 65, died February 4 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. He was born in Bennington on April 18, 1955, the son of Richard and Marie Moore Williams. Mr. Williams received his early education in Wilmington schools and graduated from Kenmore East High School in...

Milton R. York
READSBORO- Milton Robert “Tweed” York, 79, died on Thursday, February 4, at Centers for Living and Rehab in Bennington.
He was born in North Adams, MA, on August 15, 1941, a son of Milton S. and Naomi Hattie (Ayers) York.  He attended the Readsboro School and graduated from Drury High...

Virginia Carruthers
WINCHESTER, NH- Virginia “Cookie” Carruthers, 100, formerly of Dover, VT, died January 25 at Applewood Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Carruthers was born in Jamaica Plain, MA, on November 14, 1920, the daughter of the late Andrew and Lillian Duquet Carnie and attended local schools.
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Nicholas Alika Webb
MANCHESTER, NH- Nicholas Alika Webb, 42, died unexpectedly on January 26. He was born in Honolulu on October 31, 1978, to David Webb Sr. and Christina Webb.
He was a graduate of Wilmington High School in Wilmington, VT, and went on to become a master electrician and a licensed solar...

Michael A. Wheeler
HALIFAX- Michael A. Wheeler, 63, a resident of West Halifax, died January 15 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.  Mr. Wheeler was born in Bennington on October 28, 1957, the son of the late George and Marion Williams Wheeler. He attended Whitingham schools, graduating from Whitingham...

Colleen M. Barber
Honeoye, NY- Colleen M. Barber, 71, died peacefully January 22 with her children by her side.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children Sean (Amanda Pease) Barber, of Wilmington, VT, and Kelly (Michael) Gabriel, of Dummerston, VT; grandchildren Quinlan, Lillian, and Elizabeth Barber...

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...

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