Obituaries

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...
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico- John Slocum Chadwick, 68, of West Dover, VT, died Sunday, May 13, in Esperanza, Vieques, of natural causes.
Mr. Chadwick was born in Boston on May 26, 1949 to Noel and Helen (Brewer) Chadwick.  He grew up in Plymouth, MA, attended local schools and graduated from...
WILMINGTON-  Henry Harold Wheeler, 84, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, May 9, at the Southwestern Vermont Hospital after a period of failing health.
Mr. Wheeler was born August 27, 1933 in Readsboro, to Harold and Rena (Lawson) Wheeler, and later attended Wilmington schools and the Vermont...
WHITINGHAM- On Thursday evening, May 10, Leon Francis John Peters, 70, died at his home on Brick House Road, where he was surrounded by his loving family.  Lee, as he liked to be called, grew up in Heath, MA, the 12th child of Philipine Lively Peters and Leon N. Peters.
Mr. Peters received...

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