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Re: “Obituary: E. Calvin Schneider, 1944-2017

Cooter, very saddened to hear of Cal's passing. Rob had told me what was happening with him, but as always, I expected that somehow he would pull through. Thinking of you. I would love to see you sometime, perhaps even later this summer...

Posted by Brian Doubleday on 06/17/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Obituary: Conni Pressman, Burlington

Connie had a heart of gold, filled with the generous spirit of compassion and forgiveness. She knew that life was meant to be lived and enjoyed, and encouraged others to embrace all it had to offer. She was a solid presence in times of need and provided steady strength and wisdom through storms. Her humor and irreverence made life more fun. I will miss her always. Love you, my friend.

Posted by Fran Joseph on 05/01/2017 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Obituary: Alexandra B. Severance, 1946-2016

Alexandra was a delightful customer of mine at The Vitamin Shoppe. We always laughed, hugged and sometimes cried together. She faced her illness with humor, light, bravery, and a humility of the soul. I'm happy to have known her - she touched my heart. Prayers and condolences to her family.

Posted by suzfoodvt on 04/30/2017 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Obituary: Matthew Henry Young, 1948-2017

Matt. you helped change my life when I first moved to Burlington Gave me hope gave me the tools to grow up and get out of my own way and be a productive member of society. you have done great work and have made such an enormous difference.. you will be cherished here forever and I hope there will be some one out there capable enough to carry on your legacy.. you are a one in a million

thoughts prayers and well wishes to the loved ones Matt has left behind as well as all of the people he has touched while doing his outreach work. Hope there will be someone there to comfort these people and help them through the loss of their mentor

Posted by Shannon Marie Evert on 03/31/2017 at 2:21 AM

Re: “Obituary: Matthew Henry Young, 1948-2017

Matt is an inspiration to us all who he helped. Heaven just got there best angel

Posted by mamarenee on 03/30/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Obituary: Matthew Henry Young, 1948-2017

An amazing, totally wonderful, human being. Seven Days, this is a beautiful tribute. Thanks.

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Posted by Stephanie Potter on 03/29/2017 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Obituary: Earl Kenneth Bessette, 1924-2017

Earl was a great guy, and hard core goose hunter until the end. Decoying birds was the only way to hunt- pass shooting and sky busting for losers. we hunted every single day of the goose season up until this past September at 92 when he finally hung up his shotgun for good. We will miss you each goose season old friend. Jamey

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Posted by jameyh on 02/20/2017 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017

Very disturbed and sad to note this in my Facebook Feed today. A creative spirit has left the world. So sorry, Barb and family.

Posted by Diane Davis Villemaire on 02/15/2017 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017

My condolences to the Labrusciano families. So sorry to hear this, Barb.

Posted by Gretchen A Richer on 02/14/2017 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017

Love you, Paul. Be at Peace.

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Posted by Lisa Evans on 02/14/2017 at 12:44 AM

Re: “Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017

So sorry, you Labru's. Love from us. Colin and Laura.

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Posted by Colin J. McCaffrey on 02/13/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017

Paulie Roots, great guy, always smiling, always had something going on. I saw his first band Primitive Tools live and some of his other bands at the Reggae Fest. My heart goes out to his family.

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Posted by Paul Wilson Allison on 02/13/2017 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017

Rest in peace Mr. Paulie Roots - you taught me a lot about reggae music and kept a smile on your face through all that retail hubub at Pure Pop Records.

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Posted by mike bassett on 02/13/2017 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017

so sad to hear this , so sad , no other words at the moment, Doug Mann, Middlesex VT , and the Valley

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Posted by Douglas Mann on 02/13/2017 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017

Paul was my science partner in junior high at Hardwood Union. He would do the science and I would write the lab reports. He introduced me DEVO, something I will never forget. Rest in peace, Paul.

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Posted by Kathleen Hoffman on 02/13/2017 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017

This breaks my heart. I remember Paul as the sweetest adorable little boy. Haven't seen him in at least 37 years, but he should have lived a lot longer, as he graced this earth with a rare, humble spirit and great kindness, as does his entire family.

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Posted by Cherwyn Shropshire Ambuter on 02/13/2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017

Nuff Respect!

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Posted by Peter LaBrusciano on 02/13/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “In Memoriam: On the Death of Howard Frank Mosher

Don, thank you for your thoughtful personal tribute. I've moved the rest of his books further up my "to read" list now.

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Posted by Gourmet Gourmand on 02/08/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Obituary: Dave “Big D” Fayette, 1945-2016

My sisters and I were raised at Marble Island by Dave, Fred, Karen and the Fayette clan, with a whole swim team of other kids. I cant express the sorrow in our hearts. Just about every day my father and Dave strategized their stock market positions betting who had the better ones. I remember his taped shoes and the clubs! I remember his smiling, intense and inspirational discussions that made you think and want to do better. He was a courageous man as well. I remember a story; one winter day he was skating around Marble Island. Moses (his rabbit loving dog) was running around the Island but got too close to the island where the ice was thin and Moses fell through. It was the backside of the island, out of site from the club. Moses panicked and was breaking the ice trying to climb out. Dave yelled at him to be still and the dog stopped. Dave laid on his stomach, crawled to edge, grabbed Moses by the collar and pulled. Moses was able to get his front paws up on the ice and with Daves help he climbed out. Lord knows what could have happened to Dave if he broke through as well. That was Dave The hooks, I could go on about those. Being a gullible teenager I was easy prey! From those years at Marble Island there are scores of families that owe Dave (and the Fayettes) for an immeasurable quality of life you couldnt find anywhere. Dave taught us how we should treat each other and all of us kids, then, adults now, took that with us. Truly a life well lived.

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Posted by Warren Bascome on 02/01/2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Cornelia Bastiana Rottler

Apologies my grandfather just passed her husband, I see my sister name mentioned but not mine or my brother. She was a very special lady and I have missed her In reflection she was not step grandmother she was my grandmother. My grandfather will be with her now in the great beyond.

Posted by Jason Morales on 02/01/2017 at 2:12 AM

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