Month: November 2016

Helping Hands box sales below target

ST. ALBANS — Since the Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger program began in mid-October, community members here have bought 1,696 boxes for the local food shelf, according to assistant store manager Carol Guilmette. Boxes will be available for purchase until Dec. 31. The Hannaford store selling the most pre-packaged $10 boxes of food in each district wins a $1,000 gift card for the local food shelf. The store with the largest sales chain-wide wins a $2,500 gift card. St. Albans has won both competitions for six years in a row. Last year, the local Hannaford supermarket sold 3,946 Helping Hands...

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SWANTON — Edwin M. Church, a lifelong area resident, passed away early Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Northwestern Medical Center. He was born in St. Albans on June 1, 1920, the son of the late Clyde Elmer and Clara Edith (LaFrance) Church. Ed was 96 years old. On May 11, 1956, Ed married Sylvia Weston, who preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 1996. He was educated in St. Albans and then began a 38-year career with the Central Vermont Railway as a Conductor and Brakeman. Ed was a member of the Franklin County Human Society and the Audubon Society. Survivors include his siblings, Patricia Paxman of Swanton, Beverly Sampson of North Adams, Mass., Rosemary Hampson of Crawford Bay, British Columbia, and Charlie Church of St. Albans, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. At Ed’s request, services will be private for his family. To send Ed’s family a written expression of sympathy, please go to our on-line guest book at...

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FAIRFAX — Cecile Rainville, 84, died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at her home with her loving family by her side. Calling hours to celebrate Cecile’s life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at A.W. Rich Funeral Home in Fairfax. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Church in Fairfax with Reverend Henry Furman officiating with burial immediately following at St. Luke’ Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Franklin County Home Health & Hospice 3 Home Health Circle, Suite 1, St. Albans, VT 05478. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting...

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WEST SWANTON — Mrs. Bertha J. Cheney, age 86 years, died early Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2016, in the Northwestern Medical Center. Born in Highgate, she was the daughter of the late John and Vitalis (Minckler) Jackson. She attended Highgate schools and was married to Arnold E. Cheney who predeceased her on Aug. 28, 2004. In addition to her many responsibilities as a wife and mother of a large family, Bertha also worked at General Electric and Softlite. She was a longtime member of the West Swanton United Methodist Church and a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary,...

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BERKSHIRE – Alan M. Kinney, age 73, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at his home in Berkshire. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the funeral home from 4 – 7 p.m. For those who wish, contributions in Alan’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. A full obituary may be viewed and condolences, photos and favorite memories may be shared through...

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