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Delmar Everett King

FLETCHER, Vt. – It is with great sadness that the family of Delmar Everett King announces his passing on the afternoon of March 13, 2018 at the age of 98 in the home of his eldest son surrounded by family. Delmar will forever be remembered as a hardworking farmer, loving husband, father, and grandfather. A private family service in memory of Delmar will be held in the spring. Please see the A.W. Rich Funeral Home website,, for the complete...

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Donna M. Bushey

EAST BERKSHIRE, Vt. – Donna M. Bushey, a longtime area resident, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018, at the Villa Rehab Center with her loving family at her side. Born in St. Albans on Oct. 19, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (St. Andrews) Bushey. Donna was 61 years old. Survivors include her children, Travis Bushey, Stacey Willette and Amy Walker; her step-children, Scott Ahders, Melissa Haupt and Dawn Willette Jones; fifteen grandchildren and many many great-grandchildren. Donna is also survived by her siblings, Leon, Roger and Harvey Bushey and Nancy Dash and many...

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Patrick Lumbra

ST. ALBANS/RICHFORD – Patrick Lumbra was born in St. Albans, Vt. on June 2, 1966, and passed away suddenly March 3, 2018. He was a graduate of Missisquoi Valley Union High School and longtime resident of St. Albans. He had been a dedicated employee of ECI since 2009. Patrick was a lover of nature whom in his past time enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting. He is well loved by many longtime friends and family, nieces and nephews, who enjoyed fishing off the shores of the Lake, bike rides, making “Skiddles”, as well as long hiking trips. His is also...

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Alton L. Smith

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Alton Lynnford Smith, age 80, of Lunenburg, Vt., formerly of Hyde Park, Vt., passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. Alton was born on April 15, 1937, in Highgate Center, Vt. to Joseph Greenia and Mabel (Austin) Smith Greenia. In 1962, he married Louise Bilodeau. He worked at St. Albans Creamery, General Electric in Burlington, and later was a self-employed carpenter until his retirement. Alton served in the National Guard out of St. Albans for 11 years. He made several pieces of furniture in his day as well as...

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Nathalie Morin

CONCORD, N.H. – Nathalie (Nat) Morin, of Concord, passed away peacefully Friday, March 9 surrounded by her family. She was born on March 11, 1926 in Farmington, Conn. to the late Victor and Hazel (Stanley) LaCross.  She was a graduate of Enosburg Falls High School (Vt.) class of 1943 and received her nursing degree from Mary Fletcher Hospital School of Nursing in Burlington, Vt. Class of 1947. Mom was known as a compassionate nurse who worked at Concord Hospital for over 30 years until her retirement in 1988. Her love for nursing didn’t stop there but continued throughout her life. Mom...

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