Obituaries

BENNINGTON- Marie Howatt, 103, formerly of Jacksonville, died peacefully at her home at  Fillmore Pond Friday, June 8. The daughter of James and Marie (Straka) Buckley, she was born in New York City on May 25, 1915. She was a graduate of Julia Richmond High School in Manhattan.
She married...
BENNINGTON- Kristie Lou Harrington, 50, died Tuesday, June 5, after a short battle with cancer.  She was born January 14, 1968 in Randolph, to Allen Rickert and Linda Fairbanks, and is survived by her two children, Jeffrey G. Lizotte Jr. and Jordan Lee Harrington, both of Bennington, as well as...
WILMINGTON- Homer Bond Ambler, 90, died Tuesday, May 29, surrounded by his family.  Born in Bristol, CT, on October 12, 1927, he was the son of the late Homer and Lillian (Ashley) Ambler. He is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Barbara (Reiman) Ambler, and their five children, Carol...
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA- Rose Ida Franceschetti, 86, formerly of Readsboro, VT, died Thursday, May 31, at Williamstown Commons.
  Ms. Franceschetti was born in Readsboro on October 13, 1931,  daughter of Attilio and Rose (Gottardi) Franceschetti.  She attended school in Readsboro and was a life-...
WILMINGTON- Helen (Ray) Young, 97,  of Pompano Beach, FL, died Saturday, May 12, peacefully surrounded by family, friends, loving personal caregivers, and wonderful home hospice staff, at her son’s home in Wilmington.
Born in Castleton, NY, the firstborn daughter of John Ray and Helena...
JACKSONVILLE- Patsy Mehlhop, 65,  died suddenly Friday May 25. Ms. Mehlhop  was in a rehabilitation facility in Schenectady, NY, applying her enthusiasm for life to recovering from a brainstem stroke when she fell and sustained further brain trauma. Born December 1,1952, in Fort Wayne, IN, to...
WHITINGHAM- Joe Specht, former realtor, ski instructor, cyclist, visionary behind the Hungry Lion Bike Tour and husband of Ann Coleman-Specht, died October 30, 2017.
All who knew Mr. Specht are invited to a “Celebration of Life” potluck at Ward’s Cove at Harriman Reservoir, Monday, May 28...
BENNINGTON- Helen Marguerite McMillan, 100, a longtime resident of Whitingham and more recently of Bennington, died Tuesday, May 15, at Brookdale at Fillmore Pond. The daughter of Samuel and Lillian (Rice) McMillan, Ms. McMillan was born in New York City December 19, 1917. She grew up in New York...
EAST LONGMEADOW, MA-  Dr. Gerald Neil LaPierre, 80, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family, Saturday, May 19.  He was born in Boston, on September 6, 1937, the only child of William and Albina LaPierre.  Dr. LaPierre was a graduate of...
KEENE, NH- Clayton Arthur Burnett, 96, died Wednesday, May 16, surrounded by the love of his family and friends, after a period of declining health.
Mr. Burnett  was born on January 20, 1922, in West Halifax, VT, the fourth of seven children of Archie and Mary (Learnard) Burnett. He grew...

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