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 on: January 05, 2018, 09:35:15 AM 
Started by ssweet - Last post by ssweet
The obituary of Mike Wright who married Mary Collins.  Both were from Fairfax.

Micheal A. Wright

Essex Junction - Micheal Anthony Wright, 74, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.  He was born on June 29, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan son of the late William and Anna (Pilon) Wright.   The family moved to Fairfax,Vermont in 1951.  Micheal graduated from Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax in 1961.  Micheal was proud to have served his country with the US Navy from 1961 – 1964.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont.  He married the former Mary Collins on July 9, 1966 in Fairfax, Vermont. 

Micheal was employed by a manufacturing company in Essex Junction for over 27 years.  He held several different positions and received many awards for outstanding performance.  He retired for the first time in 1993.  In 1994 Micheal went back to work, this time for GDS Manufacturing as the Operations and Manufacturing Manager.  Micheal retired for the second time in 2003. 

Micheal had been a longtime member of Links at Lang Farm, he was an avid bowler having bowled 3 perfect games and was a Charter Captain of his boat – Little Orca from 1983 – 2003.

While his children were growing up,  Micheal was a little league coach and softball coach for many of their teams.  Micheal was also a bowling coach and shared his love of the game and helped many become state champions.

After his retirement Micheal and Mary enjoyed spending time with family, especially their grandchildren. Micheal was a devoted grandfather and enjoyed attending soccer games, field hockey games, baseball games, softball games, dance recitals, and music concerts.  There is no doubt he was their biggest fan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Mary Wright of Essex Junction, his sons Michael Wright and wife Janice of Hinesburg, William Wright of Denver, Colorado; his daughter Alicia Likhite and husband Tony of Jericho, his brother Thomas Wright and wife Wendy of California, sister Mary Fleury of Tennessee, 3 grandchildren, Grey Wright, Maryel Likhite, Kate Likhite, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Clement and Letitia Cardinal, John and Betty Collins, Owen and Alice Collins, Tom Collins, Norbert and Audrey Collins, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also predeceased by his brother Robert and his wife Gerri Wright.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday January 7, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at A W Rich Funeral Home – Essex Chapel, 57 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday January 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Lukes Catholic Church in Fairfax with Reverend Henry Furman officiating.  Inurnment will follow weather permitting.  Memorial contributions in Micheal’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or by visiting www.woundedwarriorproject.org.  The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.

 on: January 05, 2018, 07:55:14 AM 
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The school and the Library are CLOSED today, Friday 1/5 due to weather. We will re-open tomorrow, Sat. 1/6 at 9:00.

 on: January 01, 2018, 01:40:15 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry

He was born on March 3, 2006 in St. Albans to Thomas & Renee (Boudreau) Pattee.

Colby accomplished a lot in his 11 years. He was an excellent outdoorsman; he loved to hunt and fish. He had a tremendous work ethic; he would regularly take care of the animals at his grandfather’s barn. He made a difference in the lives of others with his compassion and genuine kindness. Colby would give the shirt of his back to anyone that needed it. Aside from hunting and fishing, his favorite hobbies were hanging out with friends, playing soccer and going to camp to play cards with Pepe V.

He is survived by his parents, Thomas & Renee Pattee, his brother, Dylan Pattee and his best friend, CoJak Pattee all of Enosburg; paternal grandparents, Bill & Rachel Pattee of Enosburg; maternal grandmother, Charlene Boudreau of Poinciana, FL; aunt, Terri Deuso and her children, Brendan & Aleta and their father Keith Deuso all of Enosburg; uncle Kris Boudreau and his daughter, Elle Boudreau both of Port Orchard, WA; special friend, Tyler Elwood; his special “uncles”, Al Burnor and his wife Debbie, Jody Kane and his girlfriend, Christine Frost and Scott Howard and his wife Kelli and many great aunts & uncles. Colby was predeceased by his great grandparents, Charles & Frances Vaillancourt, Ruth Pattee, Arthur Toof and Dorcas & Clarence Boudreau and his hunting partner, Donny Messier.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 3-5:00 PM at Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of visiting hours with Rev. Dr. Jason McConnell officiating.

For those who wish, contributions in Colby’s memory may be made to the Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation, Attn: Melissa, P.O. Box 241, Harbor Creek, PA 16421 or online at www.huntofalifetime.org.

Condolences, photos and favorite memories may be shared through www.gossfs.com

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Colby C. Pattee

 on: December 29, 2017, 02:26:15 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry

SWANTON – John F. Tougas, age 87, peacefully passed into the next life on Thursday, December 28, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Swanton.

He was born November 14, 1930 in Pike River, Quebec to the late Aristide & MaryAnne (Samson) Tougas.

John married Imedla (Rainville) Tougas on May 15, 1954. They owned and operated Johnny’s Restaurant in Swanton for 35 years. John also worked at Fonda Container for 27 years. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and biking. His favorite hobbies included woodworking, visiting and playing cards with relatives and friends and taking care of his home. John also cherished the time he spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Imelda “Millie” Tougas of Swanton; their children, Susan Tougas of Charlotte, NC, Donald Tougas and his wife Nanette of Colchester, Richard Tougas and his wife Sarah of Enosburg and David Tougas and his wife Lorelei of Swanton; grandchildren, Leah & Billy Poggi, Matthew & Amber Nietupski, Andrew Nietupski, Justin Tougas, Adam Tougas & Jordan Lareau and Nathan & Denise Tougas; 6 great grandchildren; his brother, Clement Tougas of St. John, Quebec; 2 brothers-in-law, Jean-Guy Rainville and his wife Fernande of Fairfax and Gilles Rainville and his wife Claudette of Georgia; 3 sisters-in-law, Therese Paquette of Jericho, Lillian Rainville of St. Albans and Fernande Tougas of Swanton and several nieces & nephews.

John’s family would like to thank Dr. Manchester, Dr. Fitzgerald and Susan Williams, RN from Franklin County Home Health for the great care they provided.

In keeping with John’s wishes, services will be private and held at the convenience of his family.

For those who wish, contributions in John’s memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health – Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.

 on: December 29, 2017, 10:03:57 AM 
Started by mkr - Last post by mkr

 on: December 25, 2017, 01:38:42 PM 
Started by dvallett - Last post by dvallett
Start your New Year's weekend early this Friday, warming up a cold night with wine, dinner, and music at Snow Farm's Winter Wine Down (http://www.snowfarm.com/winter-wine-downs/). The music starts at 6:30 with a catered dinner menu and of course some great local wines. We'll even keep the holiday season going with a bunch of great rockin' and reflective Christmas tunes in the set! Can't make it? The rest of our upcoming schedule is below. Hope to see you all soon! The Buck Hollers (https://www.buckhollers.com/).

Sat. Jan. 20: Twiggs, St. Albans, VT, 7:00-9:30 PM
Fri. Feb. 9: 14th Star Brewery, St. Albans, VT, 6:00-9:00 PM
Sat. Feb. 10: The Abbey Pub, Enosburg Falls, VT
Fri. Feb. 16: Bayside Pavilion, St. Albans, VT, 6:30-9:00 PM
Fri. Mar. 16: Snow Farm Vineyard, S. Hero, VT, 6:30-8:30 PM
​Sat. Apr. 7: Twiggs, St. Albans, VT, 7:00-9:30 PM

 on: December 23, 2017, 09:31:20 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
Eric & Mary Ellen Lapine transferred property at 3 Wilson RD to Cartus Financial Corporation, $285,000.

Estate of Samuel T. Hudson transferred property at 1230 Main ST to Barbara Rescott, $nla.

Nathan Botala transferred property at 232 Shepardson Hollow RD to Jennifer Botala, $nla.

 on: December 22, 2017, 09:04:53 PM 
Started by nancyd - Last post by mkr
I love this!! Thanks for sharing!!

 on: December 22, 2017, 09:35:53 AM 
Started by nancyd - Last post by nancyd
Merry Christmas to you too! And of course a Holiday
Wish to Everyone for a Happy and Healthy Year ahead!

 on: December 22, 2017, 08:51:20 AM 
Started by nancyd - Last post by ssweet
What a wonderful story.  Merry Christmas!

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