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 on: October 25, 2020, 05:00:00 PM 
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Fairfax – Gary Raymond Abair,75, died peacefully Sunday morning, October 25, 2020 at his home with family members by his side.
Gary was born on July 6, 1945 in Burlington, the son of Raymond and Jean (Hovey) Abair.  He served in the U.S. Army for 6 years.  Gary for New England Telephone and worked several years as a lineman for AT&T before retiring.
He loved gardening, enjoying the outdoors and living in the country in Fairfax.  He loved to birdwatch in his front yard and listening to his radio and scanner.  He was an animal lover and over the years had many cats Lily, Miss Kitty, Another One, Cristy and a dog named Cuddles.
He is survived by his longtime partner Rachel Wright of Fairfax and his children Lorie Sewell and her husband Tim of Louisville, KY, Gary Abair of Colchester and Randall Abair, both of Colchester, by his grandchildren Madison, Natalie, Jack and Oakley Abair, his mother Jean (Hovey) Abair, his brother Steven Abair and his wife Susan and his sister Judy Poor and several nieces and nephews.
At Gary’s request, there will be no services at this time. 

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 on: October 22, 2020, 03:54:07 PM 
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Obituary of Susan Pearl Cota
Fairfax – Susan Pearl Cota, 57, died unexpectedly on Tuesday October 20, 2020 at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans due to medical conditions.
Sue was born on April 4, 1963 in Burlington, the daughter of Pearl and Elizabeth “Betty” (Flanders) Cota.
She was raised her younger years in Westford and when she was 8, her family moved to Fairfax.
She graduated from BFA Fairfax in 1981.
Sue loved to cook, camp just enjoying time with her family.
She is survived by her sons Kyle Ovitt and his fiancé Nicole Rheaume of Fairfax, Kody Ovitt and his fiancé Hannah Churchill of Franklin and Kole Ovitt and his fiancé Laurie Still of Fairfax.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Nick, Jayleigh and Raelynn Ovitt, her partner, Peter Boissoneault of Fairfax, her step father Allen Poulin of Fletcher and her brothers Larry Cota and his wife Denise of East Fairfield, Steve Cota of                  , Michael Cota and his partner Barb LaForce of Fairfax and Lance Poulin and his wife Jen of              and by the father of her children Robert Ovitt Jr. of Fairfax.
She was predeceased by her father Pearl Cota and her mother Betty Poulin.
Memorial contributions in Susan’s memory may be made to Fairfax Rescue, P.O. Box 428, Fairfax, VT 05454.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday October 29, 2020 at 11am at the Binghamville Cemetery in Fletcher.
Online condolences may be made to www.minorfh.com

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 on: October 16, 2020, 03:20:18 PM 
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The Joint Board of the Fairfax Community Library and the BFA Fairfax School Board will meet on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 6:30 PM. If you would like to attend, please send an email request to fairfaxlibrarian@gmail.com for the Zoom connection information. Thank you!

Agenda:
Call to Order
Public Input
Approval of minutes of May 28, 2020 Joint Board Meeting
Correspondence
Highlights of Quarterly Reports- Librarians

Updates
   *Curbside pick-up
   *Strategic Plan
   *Donation Policy

New Business
   *Recently created or updated school policies
   *Library/School partnership to reopen library for in-person visits
   *Early Literacy Project
   *Other

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 on: October 13, 2020, 01:37:48 PM 
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FAIRFAX – David M. Geno, 58, of Rochester, N.H., formerly of Fairfax, Vt., passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of October 5, 2020. He was born January 8, 1962 to Irving and Linda (Bernier) Geno.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Donna (Tamburrini) Geno, of Rochester, N.H.; his mother Linda Geno of Fairfax, Vt.; his four siblings: Mark and wife Tracie of Englewood, T.N.; Deborah and husband Gary Barkyoumb of St. Albans, Vt.; Susan Crepeau of Georgia, Vt., and her ex-husband Matthew Crepeau of Hyde Park, Vt.; and Katherine and fiancé John Grimaldi of St. Albans, Vt. He also leaves behind four nieces and nephews: Holly of Englewood, T.N.; Alex and partner Alexis Cota of Swanton, Vt.; and Julia and Daniel Crepeau of Georgia, Vt., as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his father Irving in 2017.

An avid outdoorsman, Dave loved working in his garden, tending to his bees, hiking nearby trails, and enjoying his fish pond. He found great pleasure in exploring small neighboring towns, visiting with friends, or just relaxing with one of his Swisher Sweets on the deck or by the firepit. He enjoyed the simple things in life and valued nothing over his family. His kindness, generosity, quiet patience, and good-natured humor will be missed by all who knew him.

Dave leaves behind many heart-broken family and friends who grieve for this wonderful man. Even so, his memory will live on as long as his name continues to be spoken and memories of him are recalled with a smile.

There have been no definite arrangements made at this time. There will likely be a small graveside service with family in the spring

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 on: October 12, 2020, 12:56:07 PM 
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Jean Smith Ertl passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Jean was born in Adams Center, N.Y. on Nov. 3, 1927 to Stanley W. and Vida (Colman) Smith. She attended Adams Center High School where she graduated valedictorian of her class.

She attended Syracuse University and graduated from Keuka College (cum laude).During her college years she participated in mission projects in Appalachia and Washington, D.C .. Following gradation she worked for four years as Director of Christian Education for the Tioga County Council of Churches. She did graduate work at Hartford Seminary Foundation where she met her husband, Robert. They were married the following September 1954 and settled in Meriden Connecticut where she was employed at the Meriden Community Fund and Robert was employed at the Meriden Family Service Assoc.

During Bob’s career in the CT. Judicial Department they lived in various locations and she had several employments including the Juvenile Court. She later became Director of Christian Education for the Second Baptist Church in Suffield, Ct., working with children and youth programs.

Upon retirement they moved to Redwood, N.Y. and then to Fairfax, VT. In 1992, their current home.
Jean was a former member of the Friendship Force, the Northern Choral Society and the Evergreen Club. She was a member of the Senior Citizens of Fairfax, the Fairfax Garden Group, the United Church of Fairfax and the Ladies of the United Church.

Her interests included gardening, especially roses and delphiniums, rug hooking, and her special passion, retired greyhounds and a whippet.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Robert, two sons and their wives, Barry and Jane Ertel of Bethel, Vt. and David and Angela Ertl of Waukee, IA, four grandchildren, Daniel Ertel, Mariah Ertel, Alex and Christian Ertl of Waukee IA., one sister Joan Loomis of Waddington, N.Y. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Lawrence Smith, his wife, Virginia McIntosh Smith, brother-in-law William Ertl Jr. and his wife, Charlotte, and brother-in-law Robert Loomis.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Memorial Contributions in Jean's memory may be made to United Church of Fairfax, c/o Sally Sweet Treas., 44 Sweet-Slattery Road, East Fairfield, VT 05448. We invite you to share your memoires and condolences by visiting awrfh.com.

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 on: October 12, 2020, 12:30:13 PM 
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The Fairfax Community Library Board of Trustees will hold a budget meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm. If you would like to attend, please send a request for the Zoom link to fairfaxlibrarian@gmail.com.

Thank you!

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 on: October 06, 2020, 08:13:11 AM 
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Essex – Leona Joyce Tanielian, 88, passed away peacefully on Sat. Oct. 3, 2020 at the Birchwood Terrace Rehab & Health Care in Burlington.
Leona was born in Williston on September 11, 1932, the daughter of Fred and Virginia (Bolduc) Murray.
She was raised in Westford and graduated from BFA Fairfax in 1951. She married Charles Tanielian on May 2, 1954.
Leona had worked for the Telephone Co. and for IBM as a Quality Control Specialist for many years.
Upon retirement, she and Charlie moved to FL. in 1989 where they wintered in Clearwater and summered in Vermont, before moving back to VT in 2010.  Leona loved to garden, especially growing gladiolas, dahlias and anything else with flowers.
She is survived by her daughter Diana Frederick and her husband Paul of Hardwick and her son Steven Tanielian and his wife Rebecca of Westford.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Kaylee, Emily, Derek and Dani, her great grandchildren Blake, Lena and Riley, her brother Armand Murray of Milton and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Charles of 65 years, her brothers Levi, Frederick and Louis Murray and her sister Elizabeth Gokey.
Memorial contributions in Leona’s memory may be made to
the Vermont Alzheimer’s Assoc., 300 Cornerstone Drive, Williston, VT 05495.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Oct.  10, 2020 at 11am in the Mountain View Cemetery in Essex Center.  All attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidelines by wearing facial covering and practicing social distancing.
For those who wish, online condolences may be made to www.minorfh.com

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 on: September 30, 2020, 04:33:36 PM 
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Fletcher - Orison Cleon Tinker, 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Franklin County Rehab in St. Albans. Orison was born in Fletcher on November 8, 1927 son of the late Cleon and Pearl (White) Tinker.

He was in partnership with his brother Reginald operating the Tinker Farm for many years. He enjoyed maple sugaring. During his retirement he enjoyed traveling, gardening and was a skilled woodworker, making many pieces of beautiful furniture. He also loved to sit in his recliner and watch NASCAR.

Orison is survived by his sister Evelyn Manley, nephews, Gary Tinker and Sharon, Craig Tinker, Bruce Boozan and Kathy, Paul Boozan and Vicki, Dean Boozan and Martha, nieces Patricia Root and Eastman, Marjorie Rainville, Dianne Griffiths and Kathy Manley. A special great nephew Jason Tinker and Jennifer and daughters Lydia and Heidi lived next door. Also several other great nieces and nephews.

Orison was also predeceased by his brother Reginald Tinker his wife Marion, a sister Rita Scott her husband Ralph, a sister Corrine Boozan and her husband Richard, his brother-in-law Phillip Manley and his nephew Robert Scott

Visiting hours will be private. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the family lot in Binghamville Cemetery with Reverend Mike Thorpe offering prayers. Masks and social distancing will be required. Memorial contributions in Orison’s memory may be made to Cambridge Rescue, P.O. Box 431, Jeffersonville, Vt, 05464. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting awrfh.com

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 on: September 28, 2020, 06:43:30 PM 
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Obituary

Fairfax - James Allen Cutting, 49 passed away unexpectedly at home after a brief illness September 20, 2020. He was Born February 4th, 1971 in St Albans Vt. son of Ronald Cutting and Sandra Barkyoumb Cutting.

After Graduating from BFA Fairfax High School with advanced placement Honors, he then attended Johnson State college for performing arts Theatre, with a secondary education endorsement & Cum laude Honors.

Fondly known as “Jim Or Jimmy”. He was passionate about his Fur baby Agadore, and would say

"Stop Telling me he’s just a dog My dog has more Personality, integrity, empathy, and loyalty than most of the people I know. "

"He’s Family I will not leave you behind for anything I will Carry you over hard times like you have carried me though mine."

He was Passionate about his Family and friends & His love of Theatre. He was a performer and Director in many musicals in high school and after.

If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart... I’ll always be with you.
-- Winnie the Pooh

Jim served as a Chairperson for Relay for Life Chittenden County VT, as well as Co-Chair for GLBT Pride Festival in Vermont. Jim worked as a district sales manager, regional customer service and sales trainer. He was a Project sales manager for special services and Lead front desk agent as well as front desk manager through the years. He also enjoyed Bartending, & serving at The Essex Resort & Spa, Chow Bella & Twiggs, Mexicali Caroline’s Fine Dining, & Jeff’s Seafood Restaurant.

Jim is survived by his mother Sandra Barkyoumb Cutting of Fairfax, Sister Lynn & husband Stephen, Nephews Daeton & Justis, Niece Faith Orton all of Fairfax VT. His beloved Fur baby Agadore, many Aunts and Uncles, Cousins and friends.

He was Predeceased by his Father Ronald Cutting, paternal Grandparents Waldo & Norma Cutting, Maternal Grandparents Kenneth & Jean Barkyoumb.

Special Thanks goes out to the Fairfax Rescue crew for their dedication and compassionate care.


Due to Covid an outside celebration of Life will be held on October 3rd at 2:00 The home of Sandy Cutting, 733 Buck hollow Road Fairfax Vt 05454. Masks and social distancing will be required.

The Family would like to invite you to view further information and share your memories and pictures by visiting www.awrfh.com

Memorial Contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the local Humane society

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 on: September 27, 2020, 10:02:17 AM 
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Obituary

Owen, 60, passed away peacefully at Pines Rehabilitation in Lyndonville, VT on September 13, 2020.

He was born February 28, 1960 in Fletcher, VT to his predeceased parents Bernice and William Braley.

He enjoyed spending time with his dogs, and log walks in nature with them. He enjoyed collecting and racing his older cars in the pasture. In his down time he enjoyed reading the hunting and fish & game books. He enjoyed the company of a close friend Paul Reddin and his family.

He leaves behind his sister Donna Tarrier, and her husband Phillip. And his nieces and nephews, Angie Blouin and husband Artie, and son Devyn. William Braley III and daughter Allison, Daniel and girlfriend Katy, and daughters Piper and Madison. Bernice Braley and her boyfriend Eddy. Nicholas Tarrier and his wife Erin, and son Grey. Shannon Ayotte and husband Jeremy, and children Isaac, McKayla and Connor.

He was predeceased by his sister Roxanne Spaulding, and brothers William Braley II and wife Marilyn, and his other brother Marvin Braley. And his favorite dog White Paws preceded him by a couple of weeks.

There will be a private service for family. We will have a celebration of life at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Owen’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital.

The family also invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.

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