Author: Michelle Monroe

Doris H. White

ST. ALBANS — Doris H. White died February 11th, 2018, in St. Albans. She was born April 30, 1920, in Jericho, VT to Oscar and Ella (Brown) Haylette. Doris attended Underhill I.D. schools and graduated form Johnson Normal School in 1939. She began her teaching career in Montgomery, Vt. for the princely sum of $595 per year. Three years later she took a teaching position in Sheldon Springs. It was there that she met Murl White of Georgia, Vt. They were married June 2, 1945, and had almost 50 years together before his death in 1994. Doris and Murl...

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Going by the Wayside

SWANTON — Swanton Wayside Furniture is closing after nearly four decades of local business. The Wayside is closing April 15, exactly 38 years after its official opening on April 15, 1980. “The stars lined up on that one,” said John MacDonald, the Wayside’s owner. The store’s “Going Out of Business” sale began Saturday. John and Lise, his wife, said business has been steady since then. They sat in their store Monday morning to speak with the Messenger, each on a separate sofa, while workers behind them incessantly heaved out mattresses, chairs and other freshly sold furniture. John had an...

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Clinton E. Paquin

ST. ALBANS – Clinton E. Paquin a lifelong resident of this area, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the Franklin County Rehab Center following a brief illness. Born in Sheldon on August 27, 1939, he was one of twelve children to the late Ambrose and Florence (Gilbert) Paquin. Clint was 78 years old. On February 15, 1958, he married Pauline Plante, who survives him. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on February 15, 2018. Clint was a 1957 graduate of Bellows Free Academy and two years later he began a career of 55 years with Paquin...

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Vaughn W. LaCross

ENOSBURGH – Vaughn W. LaCross, age 75, passed away Saturday morning, February 10, 2018, at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans with his family at his side. He was born December 25, 1942 in Enosburgh the son of the late Victor & Hazel (Stanley) LaCross. Vaughn was a lifelong resident of Enosburgh. He worked several jobs including, foreman at the Cheese Plant, wood loader and grinder operator at the Sheldon Pulp Mill, laborer for Pizzagalli Construction (working on the parking garage at the Medical Center in Burlington), helping his nephew Jamie at the Mountain View Skids pallet mill,...

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Meet Fred ~ A lap kitty

From Franklin County Animal Rescue: Fred is a big boy who only wants to be with people. This senior is a morning cat who gets hungry for attention more so than food. He’s a happy-go-lucky kind of guy that will be happy to spend the rest of his many days curled up on your lap! Fred is a current resident of Franklin County Animal Rescue in St. Albans. Call: (802) 524-9650 or email: for more...

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