Month: March 2015


SWANTON — George Folsom Hubbard, age 86 years, died peacefully on Sunday, March 29th at Northwest Medical Center with his loving wife and family by his side. George was born in Swanton on May 2, 1928. He was son of the late Edith Folsom Hubbard and George Raymond Hubbard. George was a lifelong resident of Swanton where he and his family members operated the Hubbard Cream Top Dairy. After attending Swanton High School, he graduated from Vermont State School of Agriculture (VTC), on May 7, 1944. He married Eugenia Norcross on Oct. 30, 1948. Together they raised three Children....

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SHELBURNE — Gordon Lowe, of Shelburne, a resident of Wake Robin and long-time Vermonter, passed away peacefully with friends and loved ones nearby on Saturday, March 28, 2015. He was an avid outdoorsman, had a zest for life and for sharing his time with friends and will be missed by many. Gordon was born on May 17, 1920 in Schenectady, N.Y., to Jessie May (Martin) and Gordon Lowe. He moved at an early age to North Adams, Mass., and attended the local school system graduating from Drury High School in 1937. During his high school years, Gordon played basketball,...

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ST. ALBANS/BOULDER, COLO. — Connor Michael Clancy, 29, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Boulder, Colo. Connor was born on July 19, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec to adoring parents Timothy and Jennifer Clancy of Barlow Street, St. Albans. Connor attended Williston Central School, St. Albans City School, and Bellows Free Academy. Connor completed his senior year at The King George School in Sutton, Vt., graduating valedictorian of the class of 2003.  Connor attended the University of Vermont, Naropa University, and the University of Colorado – Boulder. As a youth, Connor participated in many sports activities including...

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SWANTON: Two governments, one common cause

SWANTON — Twenty-six years ago Reginald Beliveau was newly married, working at IBM and volunteering with the emergency response team. When the time came for the new couple to buy a home, his co-workers talked him into buying a place on Liberty Street in Swanton. The very next weekend Beliveau’s friends, all volunteer firemen in the village, pulled up in the engine and blew the horn and hollered “are you coming or what?” Beliveau has been a volunteer fireman in Swanton ever since. He also spends time volunteering for the state hazardous materials team and teaches the fire safety...

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ST. ALBANS — Arlene Driver Pearo, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away at Homestead-Pillsbury on March 28, 2015, where she had spent the last days of her life in the kind, loving care of Hospice, the staff at Homestead, and her friends and family. Born on Feb. 4, 1926, in St. Albans, she was the daughter of Frederick Worthy and May (Lawton) Driver. Arlene was 89 years old. Arlene spent her childhood in Chelsea, Vt., beginning her education in a one-room schoolhouse and graduating from Chelsea High School as salutatorian in 1943.  In 1946, she received her teaching degree from Johnson Normal School (Johnson State College) having studied in the accelerated program and serving as a demonstration teacher.  She was an elementary school teacher for over 37 years, teaching in Strafford, Johnson, Sheldon, and then at Messenger Street, Fairfield Street, and City Elementary in St. Albans. On June 10, 1949, she married Edward James Pearo, with whom she spent 55 wonderful years in St. Albans. Ed predeceased her in 2005. Arlene was a member of Chelsea West Hill Methodist Church, then after leaving Chelsea she had her membership transferred to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in St. Albans. She belonged to several church and school-related organizations including St. Paul’s United Methodist Women’s Circle, Women’s Mission, St. Paul’s Phi Alpha, Franklin County and Vermont Retired Teachers’ Associations, and...

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