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Esther May Renzoni, 93

November 9, 2022
Esther May Renzoni entered eternal rest on Oct. 24 at the age of 93. She was born on May 30, 1929, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is predeceased by her parents, Alma (Bellucci) and Peter Sartarelli, a son, Johnny, her husband, John Renzoni, and her siblings, Joseph Sartarelli and Shirley Beatty. She is survived by her…

Patricia Bick, 74

October 12, 2022
Patricia Ann Bick passed away on Oct. 6 with her family by her side. Patty Bick was born on July 29, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the daughter of George and Juanda (Bonck) Bick and attended school in South Bend, Indiana. She graduated from Tulane with a degree in anthropology, and later received…

Lucas Holbrook Ambler, 18

August 31, 2022
Lucas Holbrook Ambler, 18, died unexpectedly in Saratoga Springs, New York on Sunday, Aug. 21. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Sept. 29, 2003, to Holly Holbrook and Peter Ambler. After Peter’s death, Holly married Scott Wesley Semple who adopted Lucas as his own son as a young boy. From a young age,…

George Pressley, 67

August 17, 2022
George Pressley was a fixture in the Killington area for many years. Born in Detroit, his lengthy tenure in Vermont began when he became a resident of the Farm and Wilderness Camp in Plymouth in the 1960s. Life experiences gleaned there were truly that, and remained with and affected him throughout his life. During the…

Phylis Savage, 99, remembered for her spirit, generosity

August 3, 2022
Phylis Mae Wilmoth Henry Savage, a quick-witted woman with a charm that lit up the room, died July 25 at her home in Chester at age 99 years, seven months and 17 days. She made all the difference in the lives of so many and her work here is done. Phylis lived through the Great…

William Blum, 90

July 13, 2022
William “Bill” Blum died June 29 at the age of 90. He was born in Gardner, Massachusetts to Madalean A. and James J. Blum on February 11, 1932. Bill Blum made three major moves in his long life. In 1966, he and Rae (deceased) his wife of 61 years and their sons Jeff and Steve…

Douglas Hugh McKenna, 66

April 27, 2022
Douglas Hugh McKenna Jr. passed away on April 2, 2022 in White River Junction, Vermont.  Douglas was born on May 10, 1955 in Wilmington, Delaware and was the son of Douglas and Virginia McKenna.  His father was an executive at DuPont de Nemours and he relocated his family to Geneva, Switzerland in 1963. Douglas Jr.…

Sarah “Sally” Bridges, 79

April 27, 2022
Sarah Ann “Sally” Bridges, 79, of Lakewood, Colorado, and formerly of Killington passed away on April 8. Sally Bridges was born on Dec. 30, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from New York,she was a longtime resident of Killington, Vermont, and held town positions as an assessor and justice of the peace. She operated Bridges…

Gary Stumpf, 67

April 20, 2022
Gary Brian Stumpf, 67, of Pittsfield passed away peacefully at home on April 15, 2022 after a long battle with liver disease. Gary was born in Wilmington, Delaware on July 28, 1954 to Theodore, Sr. and Elizabeth, (nee McGrory) Stumpf, lovingly known to their friends as “Ted and Betty,” of Pennsville, New Jersey. Growing up…

Obituary: Audrey J. Putnam, 83

April 6, 2022
Audrey J. Putnam, 83, died Saturday morning April 2, at home surrounded  by her loving family from complications of Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). Audrey was born September 23, 1938, the daughter of Grove R. and Rena (Scott) Scribner. She grew up in Poultney. After graduating from Poultney High School, she graduated from Sheldon Academy of…

Paul K. Kraby, 79

March 16, 2022
Paul Kenneth Kraby of Rutland, 79, passed away peacefully with family in Lakeland, Florida on Dec. 22, 2021. Born in Decorah, Iowa on June 27, 1942 to Kenneth and Katherine Kraby, nee Heaton. Paul is survived by his sons, Jason and Christopher Kraby, daughter, Jeanne Steinberg- Bolinger, grandsons, Marlon and Jaxson, and sister, Kathleen (Curt)…

Merle Schoenfeld, 95

February 9, 2022
Merle Schoenfeld, 95, died on January 28, 2022 at St. Joseph Kervick Center in Rutland. He was born to Rae and Alvin Schoenfeld in Hulmeville, Pa. He served his country proudly in Germany from 1944 to 1946 with his claim to fame serving as a driver for General Patton at times. Merle had always been…

LeRoy ‘Roy’ Erwin Prior, 82

February 2, 2022
LeRoy “Roy” Erwin Prior, 82, died on Jan. 26 at home in Mendon, Vermont. He was born to Lucy R. Hunt Prior and Erwin Wilson Prior in their home in West Bridgewater, Vermont. Roy graduated from Woodstock High School. He received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Castleton College in 1988 and…

Willem Jewett remembered as energetic and personable lawmaker

January 19, 2022
By John Flowers/Addison County Independent Though former State Rep. Willem Jewett retired from the state Legislature in 2016, the Ripton Democrat continued in private life what he’d become synonymous for during his 14 years in the Vermont Statehouse: helping other people. The only thing that stopped him was his own premature demise, at age 58…

Remembering Billy Giles

December 29, 2021
By Anita Lobel William Edward Giles, a country gentleman, an adventurous world traveler and entrepreneur, an easy New Yorker, was born in Windsor on July 31, 1946. He died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City on Sept. 25, 2021 after an eight year struggle with progressive anti-MAG peripheral neuropathy, a disease that chips…