Month: March 2016

Past voices, current issues

ST. ALBANS — Abigail Adams: second First Lady of the United States. Harriet Beecher Stowe: author of anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Susan B. Anthony: leader of women’s suffrage movement. Margaret Sanger: birth control activist. “Each one of them represents hundreds, thousands, millions of women that have contributed to our country and our world and are so often unacknowledged,” Caroline Bright said at the Bliss Room Wednesday. “You open any textbook, count how many times you read a women’s name,” Bright continued. “And its not that women weren’t a part of history. It’s that the contributions of women were...

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HIGHGATE — Thomas James Mulheron, age 66 years, passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, March 27, 2016, at his Highgate home. Tommy was born, Feb. 8, 1950, to Arthur E. and Hazel M. (Minckler) Mulheron. Tommy was well known and loved kids and playing Santa Claus for the past twenty years at the Elks Club, Daycare center and for private family parties. He also loved to gamble at the Akwesasne Casino. Tommy served in the Vermont Army National Guard for twenty years, worked for the telephone company and was Mr. Fixit for so many. Tommy leaves behind two sisters, Myrna...

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ST. ALBANS BAY — Beatrice Beyor Cook, age 87 years, born on July 20, 1928, died late Tuesday evening, March 29, 2016, at the Franklin County Rehab Facility in St. Albans Town. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Lucien Menard; nieces, Betty and her husband, Ted Hislop, Rick and Shirley Beyor, Carl Beyor, Sandy and Tim Bushey, Daniel and Judy Desorcie, Albert and Anita Wells and many dearly loved nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Aunt Bea was loved and cherished by many people near and far. She was born in Highgate Falls, where she met her husband...

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Brownington, Vt. — Roland Hector Desrochers, 78, of Brownington, Vt. passed away peacefully on Sunday March 27, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on Aug. 12, 1937 in Newport Center to Oscar and Yvonne (Arel) Desrochers.  On Feb. 22, 1961 he married Virginia (June) Cornell who survives him. Roland was a salesman for many businesses in the area.  He was a man who loved to talk, visit and laugh with people.  He was always there in anyway for his family and friends. There were days when he would take his motorcycle out with his dog, Jake...

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