Author: Marilyn Tagliavia

Hughlene “Dena” Plouff

    SHELDON — Hughlene “Dena” (McFarland) Plouff, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 surrounded by her family at the Franklin County Rehabilitation facility. Dena was a long-time resident of the Enosburg and Sheldon area in her adult years but was born on Nov. 14, 1929 to Raymond and Margaret (Bushaw) McFarland. She spent her youth in West Burke and attended Lyndon Institute until her freshman year when she moved with her family to Enosburg Falls, Vt. After graduating from Enosburg Falls High School she married Paul E. Plouff on June 28, 1948. Dena worked at the...

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Elizabeth C. “Betty” L’Esperance

    SWANTON — Elizabeth C. “Betty” L’Esperance a lifelong resident of this area, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at the Northwestern Medical Center with her loving family at her side. She was born in St. Albans on May 17, 1938, the daughter of the late, Clifford Deforest and Doris (Pelkey) Casavant. Betty was 79 years old. On Dec. 28, 1957, she married Armand A. L’Esperance who survives her. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last month. Betty was a 1956 graduate of Bellows Free Academy, where she was an avid basketball player and water skier, cheerleader,...

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Shirley M. Banyea

    HIGHGATE FALLS — Shirley M. Banyea, age 80, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, with her loving family by her side. She was born Dec. 18, 1937 in Highgate Springs to the late Clarence and Helen (Parish) Duprey. Shirley was known for her homemade soups and other delicious goodies. Not only did she feed her family well, she also worked at Highgate Elementary School as a food service worker for 26 years. Henry was proud of his wife’s big winnings from her scratch tickets, one of her most favorite...

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Goldie ~ A man’s man

From Franklin County Animal Rescue: Goldie is a male ginger cat, 4 years old and already a distinguished gentleman. Goldie is a real man’s man; independent, quiet, and likes to spend time with men. Goldie is good with other cats and may get along with other pets as well. Can you add Goldie to your man-cave? Goldie is a current resident of Franklin County Animal Rescue in St. Albans. Call: (802) 524-9650 or email: for more...

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Candy ~ Sweet and affectionate

From All Breed Rescue: Candy is a sweet, affectionate girl who wants nothing more than a cozy bed and someone to snuggle with. She loves to sit on your lap and be right by your side, so she would be a great emotional support dog. She is content with moderate exercise and low key play time. Candy is very gentle with people and shares her toys nicely, but would prefer to be the only dog in her home. She is a 3-year-old pit-terrier mix and she is looking for a home for the holidays and furever onward! Contact All...

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