Fort Covington,

Marty A. Tuper

Marty A. Tuper, 56, of Fort Covington, NY, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, June 17, 2021, at C.V.P.H., in Plattsburgh, NY, with his loving family by his side. Born in Malone, NY, January 26, 1965, he was the son of the late Clayton and Mary Lou Brady Tuper, Sr. He graduated from Salmon River Central School, in Fort Covington, NY.
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Roberta J. Lyons

Roberta J. Lyons, 84, of Malone, NY, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 16, 2021, at C.V.P.H., in Plattsburgh, NY, with her loving family by her side. She had been a resident there since June 15. Born in Malone, NY, September 1, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Gordon...
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Richard D. “Banjo” Pollock, 68, of Massena

MASSENA, New York (WWNY) - Richard D. “Banjo” Pollock, 68, of Depot Street, passed away Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. Banjo was born on July 17, 1952 in Portmouth, Virginia, the son of the late Cecil and Minnie Mae (Glasglow)...
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Obituary: John "Jake" Michael Hawley, 1987-2021

Jake Hawley, 33, died at home in Milton, Vt., on June 12, 2021, from an unintentional overdose. He was born in Burlington, Vt., on November 4, 1987, to John William Hawley and Nancy Walters Hawley. Jake’s early years were full of outdoor activities — boating, fishing, golf and skiing. Jake...
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Obituary: Vincenta “Vickie” Farrales McClure, 1920-2021

Vickie was born in 1920 in Zambales, the Philippines, to Pascual and Satera Farrales. As a young girl and woman, she worked on the family farm and as a seamstress in her rural town. During the Japanese invasion in World War II, she and her family persevered through deprivation, bombings and the loss of her brother, Hipolito, who served in the army and died during the Bataan Death March. Despite lacking formal education, Vickie was drawn into service at a local American military hospital and quickly earned recognition for her work caring for injured and dying servicemen.
South Burlington,

Susan H. Nolan

Susan H. Nolan - wife, mother and nurturer, died peacefully on Friday, May14, 2021, with her family by her side. She was 88 years young. Sue was born May 26, 1932, in South Burlington, Vermont to Ezra and Edith Curry Hoag. Sue was predeceased by sisters Hilda and Dorothy, brother Charles and husband Edmond.

Robert C. Smith, 79, of Madrid

MADRID, New York (WWNY) - Robert C. Smith, 79, of Elliott Road, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. Arrangements are incomplete with the Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam.
Essex, VTColchester Sun

Michael Joseph Benevento

Michael Joseph Benevento (“Mike”)—beloved husband, father, son, brother and uncle—passed away suddenly from a heart attack on June 5, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland, surrounded by loved ones. Mike was born on October 31, 1962 in Burlington, Vt to Vincent Benevento and Sara (Monaco) Benevento. In high school, he was actively...
Bristol, VTAddison Independent

Linda Sue Unger, 70, of Bristol

BRISTOL — Linda Sue Unger of Bristol, Vt., passed away peacefully at the McClure Miller Respite House on June 13, 2021. She was surrounded by her closest family members. Born on Aug. 12, 1950, in St. Johnsbury, Vt., to Frank and Donna Robinson, Linda spent her formative years in Pittsford, Vt. She was well known in her community as a dedicated schoolteacher and frequent visitor to many local libraries. She loved books and enjoyed reading, especially with her students and grandchildren.
Addison County, VTAddison Independent

James Edward Bougor, 53, former Addison County resident

OHIO — James Edward Bougor, 53, of Ohio, passed away March 1, 2021. He was born in Middlebury Nov. 20, 1967, the son of Edward Anthony Bougor and Anna Margaret “Peg” Bingham Bougor. He grew up in Addison County and graduated from Middlebury Union High School. He was given a...
Bristol, VTAddison Independent

William “Dave” Knight, 62, of Bristol

BRISTOL — William “Dave” Knight, 62, died peacefully in his sleep on June 8, 2021, at his home in Bristol, Vt. Dave is survived by Porter Knight, his loving wife of 26 years, who was by his side as he lived with ALS in the last years of his life. He is also survived by their children, Liam and Bryson Knight; his sister and her husband, Nancy and John Forrester, and nieces Lily and Libby Forrester. He was predeceased by his parents, William Marvin Knight and Angela Joy Towson Knight.
Swanton, VTSt. Albans Messenger

Elizabeth Norton “Betty” Casavant

Betty passed peacefully as the sun colored the sky and birds sang to her at daybreak on June 11th. She was surrounded by family at her home on Lake Champlain in Swanton, VT. Betty was born and raised in Albany, NY. She met her husband while working as a Nursing Instructor at Albany Medical Center. They married in Albany and resided for the early years of marriage in Enosburgh, VT. As their family grew, they moved to St. Albans where Betty was actively engaged in the community for 62 years.
Saint Albans City, VTSt. Albans Messenger

Rita Rose Blouin

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rita Rose Blouin, who passed away on December 17th 2020, will be celebrated on Saturday, June 26th, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 245 Lake Street, St. Albans. Honored to be serving the Blouin family is the Heald Funeral Home.
Fairfield, VTSt. Albans Messenger

Marshall MacDonald True

EAST FAIRFIELD - Marshall MacDonald True slipped gently from this life on the morning of February 28, 2021. Marshall True’s family is holding a memorial service and celebration of his life on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Meeting House on the Green in East Fairfield, Vermont.
Charlotte, VTAddison Independent

Martha “Marty” Elisabeth Illick, 70, of Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Marty Illick and her husband Terry died April 19, 2021 in a boating accident by their house on Lewis Creek in Charlotte, Vt. Marty, daughter of Rowland and Edith Illick, was born on Aug. 31, 1950, in Middlebury, Vt. Rowland’s work as a geography professor led to frequent travel for the family, including two years living in Beirut, Lebanon. Marty graduated from Middlebury Union High School in 1968 and from Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., in 1972 with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. She spent her winter term of senior year in Togo, West Africa, studying the village market system for her thesis.
Hancock, VTAddison Independent

Judith Ann (D’Avignon) Poquette, 53, of Hancock

HANCOCK — Judith Ann Poquette (D’Avignon), wife, stepmom, sister and friend, age 53, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 14, 2021, at her home in Hancock, Vt. Judy was born on Dec. 24, 1967, in Bristol, Vt., to Theodore and Helen (Jimmo) D’Avignon and was the youngest of six children. She graduated from Mt. Abraham Union High School in 1986. She loved working at the Middlebury Gulf. She worked there for eight years and was later promoted to manager. She loved her animals. She met the love of her life, Ellwyn “Boomer” Poquette Jr., in 1998. They married on May 5, 2018.
Charlotte, VTAddison Independent

Terrence Dinnan, 71, of Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Terry Dinnan and his wife Marty died April 19, 2021, in a boating accident by their house on Lewis Creek in Charlotte, Vt. Terry, son of Eleanor and John Dinnan, was born on Feb. 22, 1950, in Meriden, Conn. Terry grew up roaming the rural Connecticut woods with his siblings and friends, laying the foundation for his love of Vermont and his home on the river.

Linda Lee Pickering

Linda Lee Pickering, 55, of Malone, NY, passed away Friday night, June 11, 2021, at C.V.P.H., in Plattsburgh, NY, with her loving family by her side. Born in Syracuse, NY, January 20, 1966, she was the daughter of James and Shirley Gravlin Pitsley. She graduated from Franklin Academy, in Malone.