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Memorial announcements are sent to class members through either a letter or email, and are listed in the monthly enewsletter @NU and quarterly in The Record. In addition, a list of deceased alumni, known as the Roll of Honor, is read each year at Homecoming and printed in the annual Homecoming program.

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If you know of an alumnus/a or friend who has passed away recently, please send the notice and a copy of the obituary (if available) to Norwich.  Mail to The Alumni Office, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, Vermont 05663, call 802.485.2100, fax 802.485.2156, or email us.

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In Memoriam Domenic A. Barbero 10/14/2022  
Domenic A. Barbero, Jr., age 76, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 14, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Karen L. (Keenan) Barbero, to whom he was wed for fifty-four years.

Born in Fitchburg, MA on December 29, 1945, he was a loving son of the late Domenic A., Sr. and Emma (Vivo Amore) Barbero.

Dom grew up in Fitchburg and was a 1963 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Fitchburg. He furthered his education, graduating in 1967 from Norwich University and always remained an active member of the University's Alumni. During the time of the Vietnam War, he proudly served his country as a member in the United States Army and was honorably discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant.

Prior to retiring, Mr. Barbero was employed at Boston Gas, retiring with the position of vice-president following a career that spanned thirty-four years. While working for Boston Gas, Domenic returned to school and received his master's degree from Northeastern University.

A resident of Mansfield for the past forty-seven years, he was a communicant of Saint Mary's Church in Mansfield. He had previously lived in Foxboro and was a former member of the Foxboro Jaycees. An avid golfer, he was a former member of the Franklin Country Club. Domenic loved spending time with his adoring family, especially his grandchildren and coaching his grandson Deven's youth baseball and basketball events in Mansfield.

Dom will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him and will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity and how he was affectionately known as the "Dominator".

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his devoted daughters: Kristen Barbero Scotti of Mansfield, Jennifer Swaine of Leominster and Nicole Barbero of Mansfield. He was the cherished grandfather of Deven Barbero and Nora and Domenic Swaine. He was the brother of Kevin Barbero and his wife Jeannette of Cranston, RI and Elissa Smith of Ohio. He is survived by his steadfast Norwich classmates, many whom have and always will be considered family. In addition to his many nieces and nephews, he will also truly be missed by his forever faithful pup, Bella.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, October 18th from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main Street, Mansfield.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 19th at 11:00 A.M. in Saint Mary's Church, 330 Pratt Street (Route 106) Mansfield. Military honors will be rendered at the conclusion of the services and burial will be held privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Domenic's family has requested that donations in his memory be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York 10306.

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In Memoriam Erwin M. Kaplan 11/17/2022  
Erwin M. Kaplan, of Wayne, NJ, passed away Thursday morning, November 17, 2022. Prior to his retirement, he was self employed in the Industrial Textile Industry.

Erwin was a member of Temple Beth Tikvah, in Wayne, NJ and was also a member of Benjamin N. Cardozo Knights of Pythias Lodge #163, of Fair Lawn, NJ and, was a Korean War veteran serving in Korea as a lieutenant.

Erwin is survived by his Wife Marilyn B. (nee Krampf) Kaplan, his daughter Leslie Rantas and her husband Tom, his 2 grandchildren Brooke and Jacob Rantas. Erwin is predeceased by his son, Andrew Kaplan, in 2019.

A private graveside service will be held Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Riverside Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ.

Memorial donations in memory of Erwin M. Kaplan may be made to one of the following: 1) Valley Hospice, 15 Essex Road, Paramus, NJ 07652 or 2) Wayne First Aid Squad, 8 Rohrbach Memorial Way, Wayne, NJ 07470
In Memoriam Romayne Strilka-Switch 11/13/2022  

Romayne Switch, 86, of New Hope Pennsylvania passed away on November 13,2022.

Romayne was a 1953 high school graduate of Saint Patrick's school in Olyphant, Pennsylvania. She attended Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania and Marywood college in Scranton Pennsylvania. She also took courses in Business Administration at Trenton Junior College.

She paused her education to pursue her passion for the dance. From the time she was five years of age, Romayne loved dancing. As a young child, she performed with Tony Grant's Children's Theater at Atlantic City's Steel Pier. She studied for many years and was a star pupil at the Sutton/Ramov Dance Academy in Scranton, Pennsylvania. As a teenager she toured Iceland, Greenland and the Azores with the Sutton/Ramov Dancers to entertain the troops and was a charter member of the Scranton Ballet Guild, the first Regional Ballet Company formed in the Northeast. Romayne then became a member of the famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in New York City and worked with the Rockettes for the next seven years.

Eventually she decided to open a dance school of her own. Along with her sister Mary Ann, who was also a Rockette, she founded Westchester Theatre Dance Academy in Bedford Hills New York in 1964. The Academy became extremely successful over a period of many decades. The Academy held yearly recitals which were choreographed by Romayne and her sister Mary Ann. At its height, The Academy served hundreds of students yearly and employed many dance teachers. In fact, a number of students of the Academy became Rockettes themselves, which attests to the quality of instruction.

In the midst of running a highly sought-after dance academy, Romayne decided to complete her education. In 1988 Romayne earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Vermont College or Norwich University in Business Organization. In connection with her career in dance, Romayne was a member of many professional dance organizations. She was a lifetime member of the Oklahoma Dance Masters Association and the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. She was also a Rockette Alumnae member Romayne had another passion in her life and this was her love of dogs. While still a Rockette the Music Hall featured some performing Afghan hounds, their ability and temperament impressed her.

Shortly after founding her dance academy, she acquired two Afghan Hounds. She became extremely interested in breeding and showing Afghan Hounds and judging the hound breeds. In the process she became a highly respected judge for the AKC at dog shows throughout the county.

Romayne was preceded in death by her father John Strilka, her mother Julia Fadyn Strilka, and her sister Mary Ann Strilka-Cusimano. Romayne is survived by her husband Michael Switch and a number of nieces and nephews.
In Memoriam Thomas E. Dent 11/15/2022  
Husband, father, grandpa, friend, counselor;
Tom was many things to all numbers of people. There was no denying the twinkle that always shone through his eyes. His humor and love were clearly visible through those portals to his soul. He could be feisty, but then can't we all.

Although Tom was born in Portland, OR he spent most of the years of his youth growing up in Gresham, OR.

His passions were history, genealogy and Volkswalking, where he met his wife Joy. Tom made it his goal to walk all 50 states of the union which he did. He loved to share his knowledge and you better be listening because he would quiz you on what you retained from the wealth of information he would pass on to you.

Tom discovered a love for cruise ship touring with his wife Joy and they traveled to many corners of the world enjoying and discovering new places and the adventures that cruising brought to them after retirement.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon in 1958. In 2010 during the senior part of his life, he achieved a Master's Degree in Military History from Norwich University. This was a very proud moment for him. Tom retired as a commissioned major from the US Army.

Tom leaves behind his wife of 28 years Joy Dent, and five children: Valerie Dent, Thomas E. Dent Jr., Bonnie Barker, Susan Lampley and Kelsey Jones. Tom's extended family through Joy, Todd and Lisa Duvall, along with their children and grandchildren were very loved by him. Tom would want to say something special to Marilyn McGovern for all the love she gave of herself for many years to both he and Joy. Tom Jr.'s wife Eileen Dent has also been a source of support and of love to both Tom and Joy.

Tom had acquired so many friends and acquaintances throughout his life it would be his wish to say something special for each of them but that might entail writing a book. Extreme thanks go out to Tom's team of Hospice workers from Kaiser. They developed close relationships and went above and beyond to help Tom as he moved on to his next journey.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Kaiser Hospice. For details please visit:
In Memoriam Lori Parsons 10/29/2022  
Lori Ann Parsons, 59, passed away on October 29, 2022, after battling ongoing health issues. She was surrounded by family and friends. Lori was born on August 12, 1962 in Burlington Vermont as the daughter of Robert and Faye Parsons.

Lori leaves behind her husband James Kellogg of St. Johnsbury; her son Aren Kellogg and wife Stephanie of Barton; her daughter Caitlin Kellogg of Orleans; her mother Faye Parsons of South Burlington; her sister Vicki Zack and husband Jeff of Melbourne, Florida; her sister Kim Parsons of Cambridge, VT; nephews Sven Scribner and wife Amy of Middlesex; Anthony Zack and wife Vanessa of Melbourne Florida; her neice Lucy Thomas and husband Brian of Westford. She leaves behind her best friend Nancy Russillo Hogue of Peacham. She is predeceased by her father Robert Parsons.

Lori grew up in Middlesex, VT and attended Union 32 high school. Upon graduation she studied fashion and design in Miami. Upon returning to Vermont she met and married James Kellogg. She returned to school and received her Nursing degree at Vermont College. Lori and James settled in St. Johnsbury, VT where they raised their two children, Aren and Caitlin.

Lori was a Registered Nurse for the majority of her working life and especially enjoyed working for home health where she could support people who wanted to receive care in their own homes. Known for her incredible work ethic she loved her work and was honored to be welcomed into client's homes throughout the Northeast Kingdom.

Lori was a Vermonter through and through. She loved being outdoors and spending time with her family camping in their vintage camper. She was an avid skier, loved to garden and enjoyed traveling off the beaten path. She met people wherever she went and was always engaged in life and wanted to hear people's stories.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Contributions in Lori's name can be made to her favorite charities: Frontier Animal Shelter, or Dog Mountain, Arrangements are being handled by Sayles funeral home in St. Johnsbury, VT

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In Memoriam Martha M. Vertreace 11/28/2022  
Martha Modena Vertreace-Doody, age 76, of Chicago, passed away on November 12, 2022. Born to Walter Charles Vertreace and Martha (nee Modena) on November 24, 1945, in Washington D.C. She was the beloved wife of Timothy John Doody, P.H.D.

Martha was a poet and author of short stories and articles on literature and teaching. She was a 30-year Distinguished Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Kennedy-King College, Chicago. Martha earned degrees in English from District of Columbia's Teachers College (BA in 1967) and Roosevelt University (MA in 1972), an MS in Religious Studies from Mundelein College in 1982, and an MFA from Vermont College (1996). She has twice been a Fellow at the Hawthornden International Writers' Retreat, Scotland. Her work focuses on American experiences as a black woman in the Chicago region, as a participant in American history, and as a community activist. She has been involved in Chicago's Catholic and African American communities, having served as an editor of Community Magazine at Friendship House, Chicago, and publishing poetry in the National Catholic Reporter. Her literary career aligned with a growing movement emerging after the 1950s of academic institutions in Chicago to foster poets. Martha was the featured Illinois poet in the winter 1988 issue of Spoon River Quarterly. She was a featured poet in Maverick Magazine in 1999. Her poems have appeared in anthologies including Illinois Voices: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Poetry (University of Illinois Press), Poets of the New Century (David R. Godine Publisher), and Manthology: Poems on the Male Experience (University of Iowa Press) and The Incredible Sestina Anthology (Write Bloody Publishing). Her most recent work, In This Glad Hour, was based on a study of diaries and letters from 1824-1848, to create a collection of poems that chronicles and gives voice to the life of Elizabeth Duncan, the wife of Joseph Duncan, the sixth governor of Illinois. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Interment private. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home, Countryside at 708-352-6500.
In Memoriam Robert S. Winchell 10/30/2022  
HUDSON - Robert Stone Winchell passed away peacefully on
October 30, 2022 surrounded by his family of advanced stages of Frontotemporal Degeneration. He was an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Born and raised in Kingston, NY, he was the son of Robert and Mary Stone Winchell.

At Norwich University in Vermont,Bob earned his BS inBusiness, excelled inplaying rugby, and met his best friend, Jo-Ann
Patterson, whom he married in 1977.

Shortly after graduating from college Bob started his own corporation; Moonlight Consulting and specialized in software development for private and government agencies. Bob loved to travel. He planned great adventures for his family to enjoy. Traveling for rugby matches, education, or recreation took them to all the continental USA and several foreign countries. He was active in his adopted community of Stillwater, NY as a member of The Sons of American Legion Post #490 and a frequent laborer of the Stillwater Blockhouse Park, where among his many projects, he engraved hundreds of brick pavers fortheir walkway. Together
with his wife, family, and friends he was a weekend warrior rehabbing several homes in need of TLC.

Upon retirement due to health reasons, Bob and JoAnn became
snowbirds, purchasing property near Clearwater in Florida. He
enjoyed golf, playing pickleball, bike riding, and admiring sunsets
daily. Bob's optimism, strength, determination, and willingness to help others inspired all who met him. He will be missed dearly.

In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his in-laws, Art and Betty Patterson, sister-in-law Diane Patterson and brother-in-law Curtis Merritt. In addition to his wife of 45 years, Jo-Ann, left
to cherish his memory are his children: Kori (Rob) Benson of Austin,
Texas, Kasey of Hudson, Florida, and Eric (Nicole) Winchell of
Stillwater, New York. He was lucky to welcome grandchildren,
Scarlett Rebecca, and Logan Stone Winchell. He is also survived by
siblings Bill Winchell, and Nancy Merritt, both of Wilmington, North
Carolina, and Thetis (Vinnie) Brognano of New Paltz, New York, as well as close in-laws, John Patterson and Jane and Gib Travis in New York. He has many cousins, nieces, and nephews
throughout the USA.

The family wishes to extend thanks to Ivalani Peterson for her years of compassion caring for Bob at his home.

Bob's loving and generous spirit continues to touch lives. It was his desire that when he passed on, if he could help improve or even
save someone's life by donating his remains to science, we would honor his wishes.

A memorial service will be held privately by the family in New York in the near future. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate you donating to your favorite charity, as well as, doing Random acts of kindness for others in need in his honor, especially caregivers tending to the terminally ill.
In Memoriam Frederic H. Ford 11/11/2022  
BARRE - LTC Retired Frederic H. Ford, 88, a long-time resident passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Central Vermont Medical Center with his family at his bedside.

Born in 1934, in Graniteville, he was the son of Thomas and Agnes Ford.

He attended St. Monica and Lincoln Elementary Schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1952. After graduation, he attended Norwich University and graduated in 1956 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers of which, he spent much of his military service in the instruction of engineering for the Army.

In 1959, he married Marilyn Dudley. They eventually resided in Barre City in the early 1960's where they raised four children. With Fred's credentials as a professional engineer, he enjoyed employment at several local companies, including Smith, Whitcomb and Cook, Sprague Electric, Rock of Ages, and DMS Machining and Fabrication.

Fred was a member of several organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, Barre Youth Sports, where he served as basketball director and referee, and he was a pack leader for the local area cub scouts, as well as serving as a member of various committees for the City of Barre.

He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel. Upon his professional retirement, he pursued his interest in land and property as an agent for Property Mart Real Estate. Fred also had a deep appreciation for antique and classic cars, of which he acquired several, especially Woody Wagons. He enjoyed camping during his family's younger years and eventually acquired and maintained permanent camp property on Greenwood Lake in Woodbury that he enjoyed with many friends and family members. He involved himself in all forms of construction and renovation. He was continually making himself available to help those with any remodeling venture. Fred was also affectionately known as the "Dum-Dum Man", as he would always be found handing out the favored lollipops at the Vermont State Basketball Tournaments held at the Barre City Auditorium.

Fred's assorted generosities are by far, too numerous to mention. He will surely be missed by all who came to know and love him.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; his son Christopher Ford and his wife, Barbe; his daughter Diane Ford; his grandchildren Jenna Joeckel, Stasi Ford, Katelyn Kolowitz, and Ethan Ford; his great-grandchildren Elayna, Sullivan, and Arisyn; and his daughter-in-law Janis Ford.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his two sons Thomas and Jeffrey Ford; his sister Frances; and his five brothers James, John, Henry, Edward, and Robert.
The graveside service to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Wilson Cemetery in Lower Websterville. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Hooker Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Barre Youth Sports Association, PO Box 821, Barre, VT 05641.
In Memoriam Roger B. Kennedy 11/15/2022  
Roger B. Kennedy Sr., age 84, of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Plattsburgh, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Roger was born and raised in Plattsburgh. He was the son of Roger P. and Florence R. Kennedy.

Roger lived an extraordinary life full of adventure, education, travel, and professional success. Following high school at St John's Academy in Plattsburgh, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Norwich University. He entered the United States Army Corps of Engineers and honorably served our Nation. He was a licensed Professional Engineer in New York, Vermont, and Florida.

Roger's successful professional career was a continuation of his family's legacy, as he led two very successful general contracting companies: Roger P. Kennedy General Contractor, Inc. in Plattsburgh, a major force in the construction of Plattsburgh Air Force Base, U.S. Olympic Athlete Housing in Lake Placid, and major complexes for companies like General Motors Corporation, Dow Jones & Company; and Roger B. Kennedy Construction in Orlando, Fla., specializing in multi-family, senior and assisted living, hospitality, and commercial projects.

Roger was an early champion of youth hockey in the North Country and instrumental in the growth of travel team hockey with the Plattsburgh Roadrunners. He was an avid golfer and previous co-owner of Bluff Point Golf Course and was a licensed private aircraft pilot. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend; all who knew and loved him will certainly miss him.

Roger is survived by his wife Susan Kennedy and his children and grandchildren: Roger B. Kennedy Jr. and wife Leigh (Maggie and Roger) of Longwood, Fla.; Mary Kate Kennedy DeMane and husband Peter (Erin, Courtney and Claire) of Norfolk, Va.; Ann Margaret Kennedy and husband Steve Omli (Artie, Maggie, Mary Kate, and Molly Pringle) of Tampa, Fla.; Megan Kennedy Dell'Orfano and husband Scott (Caitlin and Ryan) of Jupiter, Fla.; Sheila Kennedy Parker and husband Randall (Kate) of Laguna Beach, Calif.; and stepchildren Megan L. Homan and husband Adam (Sedona) of Tucson, Ariz.; and Ashleigh Livingston of Plattsburgh.

Along with his parents, Roger is preceded in death by his sister, Susan Kennedy.
There are no memorial services planned. The family will celebrate Roger's wonderful life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roger's memory to Hospice of the North Country, 358 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. ( or Norwich University Office of Development, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663.

Arrangements are with the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
In Memoriam Richard W. Hartnett 1/17/2022  
Richard W. "Rick" Hartnett
December 26, 1948 - November 7, 2022
AIKEN, SC - Mr. Richard W. "Rick" Hartnett, 73, beloved husband of Ann D. Hartnett passed away Monday, November 7, 2022.

Richard "Rick" Wilson Hartnett was his parents' best Christmas present, arriving on December 26, 1948. His parents, Donna Hartnett and Richard "Dick" F. Hartnett resided in Winthrop, Massachusetts at the time of his birth and after that welcomed his two younger sisters, Nancy Hartnett Thatcher and Lisa Hartnett. Rick was a lively child who enjoyed playing practical jokes on his siblings and parents and he developed his love for horses early on, with a pony also named Ricky. As a teenager, Rick worked for Donald "Don" J. Little, who introduced him to the game of polo. Although left-handed, Rick quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the highest-rated players at Myopia Hunt Club, in Hamilton, Massachusetts. At age 13, he was featured as an athlete to watch by Sports Illustrated. Rick's illustrious but brief show business career included teaching Steve McQueen how to play polo and appearing in the original "The Thomas Crown Affair," released in 1968. Along with fellow hell raisers, Peter Poor and David Roberts, Rick continued to play competitive polo, break hearts and generally engage in shenanigans all over the Northeast. Rick ultimately reached a handicap of 4 goals, which he retained for over 20 years.

Rick graduated from Hamilton Wenham Regional High School and then Norwich University, as an Army officer, with a degree in Business Management. Rick attended Officer Training School at Fort Benning, Georgia. By Vietnam's end, Rick was never deployed and found himself back home in Hamilton earlier than planned. Don Little recommended to Rick that he join the training program at Kidder Peabody, where Don also worked. Rick subsequently earned his Series 7 and several additional securities licenses over his very successful five decades in the securities business. It was at Kidder Peabody where Rick met Gynna Gutshaw, whom he married in 1973. Together they welcomed daughters Taryn Elizabeth Hartnett in 1975 and Britten Knauer Hartnett in 1977. Rick and Gynna subsequently divorced and Rick married Ann Durbin Fawcett, welcoming son Richard "Willie" Wilson Hartnett in 1981. Thereafter, Rick purchased the property that would be named Mill Pond Farm, in Rowley, Massachusetts. Rick's love for mowing grass, moving sprinklers, and raking leaves were constantly on display at the Farm.

Rick was a wonderful horse show father who would rise at the crack of dawn on weekend mornings to spend innumerable hours at horse shows, roasting in the sun, freezing in the cold, or soaking in the rain. He was deeply devoted to his children and his grandchildren, and he would force anyone he could to watch videos of them. Rick was also very fond of calling people early in the morning, always being an early riser, and leaving long, meandering voicemails that would always bring a smile to the recipients.

Rick served as Captain of Polo at Myopia Hunt Club. He continued playing the sport at historic clubs such as Saratoga Polo Club, Millbrook Polo Club, Greenwich Polo Club, Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, amongst others. Rick was a force to be reckoned with on the field. He never saw a line that wasn't his. Playing polo with his son, Willie, was one of Rick's greatest pleasures. Rick's string of polo ponies was admired wherever he played. He was an active member of the United States Polo Association, including serving as Vice Chairman and Handicap Chairman. In his later years, Rick retired from playing polo but was an invaluable cheerleader and coach to Willie and his son-in-law Avery Chapman. Rick's love of horses never waned.

In 2002, Rick purchased a property in Aiken, South Carolina, which he developed into a beautiful polo and equestrian turn-out facility, and to where he eventually retired. Rick loved talking to strangers, laughing and above all, his family. He will be remembered for his big heart, incredible sense of humor, dry and acerbic wit, long-winded stories, and legendary dance moves.

Rick was predeceased by his father, Dick and daughter Britten Hartnett Tyler. He is survived by his mother, Donna, sisters Nancy and Lisa, wife Ann, his step-son Courtney Fawcett, step-daughter-in-law, Heidi Sawyer Fawcett, daughter Taryn, son-in-law Avery Chapman, granddaughter Gray, son-in-law Wat Tyler III, grandson Wat Tyler IV, granddaughter Lila Tyler, son Willie, daughter-in-law Katy Moore Hartnett, and grandsons Winfield and Fletcher.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rick's honor to the Britten Hartnett Tyler Foundation ( or the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (

A Celebration of Life is being planned for January 2023 and additional details will be provided shortly.

In Memoriam Erica J. Rutledge 11/3/2022  
Erica Rutledge Conaway, 39, of Groton, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, November 3, 2022.

Erica was born in St. Johnsbury to Kenneth and Katherine (Lund) Rutledge on January 7, 1983. She attended Barnet School and then the St. Johnsbury Academy, graduating in 2001. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Norwich University in 2006 and worked as a Registered Nurse for many years.

In July of 2007, at the Peacham Methodist Church, Erica married Zachary Conaway. They had two children together: Meredith and Miles.

Erica enjoyed knitting, paper quilling, painting, and reading books. She loved visiting the ocean in Maine and being in the woods of Vermont. Above all, Erica loved her family and worked hard to care for all of them.

She is predeceased by her grandparents, George and Hope Lund.

Erica is survived by her husband, Zachary Conaway; her children, Meredith and Miles Conaway; her parents, Kenneth and Katherine Rutledge of Barnet; her sister Erin (Dan) Knox, and their children, Isaac and Charlotte, of New London, NH.

A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Lyndonville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Barbara Dwyer officiating. There will be a gathering at the church, following the service. A burial will be held later on at Pleasant View Cemetery in Barnet, VT.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to Miles and Meredith Conaway's college fund can be made by check or sent through Venmo to @Zac-Conaway-1.

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In Memoriam Michael F. Gandley 11/5/2022  
Michael Francis Gandley passed away on Saturday, November 5th at his home in Lake View, South Carolina after a courageous battle with cancer. He fought hard for his life while trusting his Lord and Savior throughout his illness.

He was born in Geneva, New York on April 8, 1944 to Joseph and Patricia Gandley. Mike excelled in sports at Montpelier High School in Vermont; Brewster Academy in Brewster, Maine; and Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. After attaining a Masters Degree from the University of South Carolina, Mike taught school, worked in sales, and eventually went on to manage his own company.

Mike was an avid lover of a good game of cards and had a true passion for golf which he enjoyed until the end of his time on earth.

Mike is survived by his wife, Gayle Gandley, his step children Tron Page (Kim) of Florence, SC; Megan Poland (Matt) of Laurel Hill, Florida and James Page (Meredith) of Lake View, SC. He is also survived by his sisters, Patricia Gray (Max) of Calais, Vermont and Judith Shailor (Thomas) of Indian Lake, SC. Mike was a true blessing to all that he came into contact with, and his quick wit, infectious smile, genuine faith, and concern for others will be missed by all, including his nieces and nephews, step grandchildren, and cherished friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 12 at First Baptist Church in Lake View, SC at 1:00 pm. The family will receive family and friends from 11:00 - 1:00 at First Baptist Church prior to the service.
In Memoriam Michael D. Short 11/3/2022  
On November 3rd, 2022 Michael D. Short Sr. 73, passed away due to a heart attack. His passing was sudden and a shock to his family and friends. Mike was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who always had an open door at the homes he shared with his beloved Claudia Boozer-Short. Mike and Claudia fell in love in their later years, were together for twelve years, and married for five of those. Recently they've been snow birds traveling between their family homes in North Carolina and Maine.

"Dad" was an extraordinary listener who helped his children, Andrew Short and Mike Short Jr., navigate life at every turn. We'll always remember the life lessons he taught us and the donuts every Sunday morning. We'll also remember the countless Boy Scout trips, fishing on Great Pond, and not-so-fun times cleaning up the yard in our childhood home in Medfield, MA. He was quite the Dad.

Mike was a lifetime civil servant who spent his childhood traveling with his father, John Short, and family throughout the world for the US Army. He was extremely proud of being a Norwich University graduate. Mike spent his career first as a 1LT in the US Army Signal Corp, then as a Contract Administrator for the Department of Defense, while also a LTC in the Massachusetts National Guard. He was a passionate American who cared deeply about our country.

Mike "Dad and Pa" Short loved his time most of all in Maine, sitting with Claudia on the deck by Great Pond or playing with his granddaughters. He would gladly take a bad weather day inMaine over any day anywhere else.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents, John Short and Lillian Short. He is survived by his wife Claudia Boozer-Short, former wife Mary F. Short, his two sons Mike and Andrew, their wives Victoria Parsons and Collette Short, granddaughters Emaline Short and Maren Short,brother John Short, sister-in-law Sharon Short, sister Peggy (Short) Sierakowski and brother-in-law John Sierakowski, sister Kathy (Short) Benson, and many nieces and nephews.

His memorial service will be this summer at his beloved Great Pond in Maine.
In lieu of flowers; donations to the Belgrade Lakes Association would be a wonderful way to remember him.
In Memoriam Dorothy H. Ippolito 9/7/2022  
Dorothy Ann (D'Ann) Ippolito, 79, of Livingston, NJ, passed away on September 7, 2022 following a lengthy illness.
D'Ann was born on the 13th of November in1942. Her loving parents, Karl and Dorothy (nee Bergman) established the family roots in Livingston upon Karl's return from service in World War II. D'Ann graduated from Livingston High School in the class of 1960 where she met the love of her life, Patrick Ippolito.

D'Ann graduated from Vermont College in 1962 with a major in Elementary Education. Her teaching career began at New Canaan Country Day School in Connecticut followed by forty six years teaching third grade at Far Brook School in Short Hills. With her heart and soul in teaching, "Mrs. Ipp" was devoted to her students. Her passion for learning positively impacted thousands of students during her career. She was a favorite teacher because she made every child feel important and special. D'Ann formed many meaningful relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff and was greatly admired for a classroom that was colorful, creative, comfortable and fun. Her favorite subject was the culture and history of the Native Americans and her classroom was filled with artifacts, projects and traditions that reflected years of student, parent and teacher contributions to the lore of that culture.

D'Ann married Pat in 1964 and they celebrated 58 years of happiness, mutual respect and abundant good times filled with laughter. Throughout her illness, Pat was D'Ann's rock and supported her with tender loving care.

D'Ann is survived by her husband and partner for life, Patrick Ippolito together with their son, Christopher and daughter Meridith. She was blessed with two granddaughters, Amelia Davis, of Meridith and Ron and Kathryn Ippolito of Chris and Janet. D'ann is also missed by her sisters, Beverly Desch and Arlyne Ball, her brother in law Peter Desch, and many friends and cousins. Her nieces will never forget the gift of being let into the magic space that was Dee Dee.

Of all her accomplishments, D'Ann considered being a mother and grandmother her crowning achievements. She taught her children the importance of traditions such as summer at the Jersey shore, trips to Skytop Lodge, Christmas Eve on Crescent Road, birthdays, weddings and for all those events she invoked the supreme challenge, what she called "the command performance."

A lifelong resident of Livingston, D'Ann left her mark as a volunteer at St. Barnabas Medical Center and Hospice. She was also a member of the Livingston Women's Club, Rosary Society, and UNICO. Her strong faith enabled her to serve as a Eucharistic minister for St. Philomena Catholic Church. In addition, D'Ann dedicated time and energy to many local organizations and causes.

D'Ann leaves a large hole in the hearts of her family and friends who were always entertained by her stories, hospitality and willingness to help others. She was a warm, friendly, loving and generous person who will be remembered for her enduring positive attitude. If riches are counted in friendships, D'Ann would be truly wealthy.

The family wishes to thank the many friends and Hospice for filling her final weeks with joy and love. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Philomena Church on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to St. Philomena's Church or Livingston First Aid Squad. Quinn Hopping Funeral Home, Livingston, NJ is in charge of arrangements.

In Memoriam Vincenzo Misuraca 10/22/2022  
Vincenzo Misuraca, born June 25, 1971, veteran of the United States Air Force, passed away on October 22, 2022, from complications due to colon cancer. He rigorously and courageously fought his illness for the last 5 ½ years. He was surrounded by his loved ones in his final moments.

Vincenzo was born in Naples, Italy on an U.S. Naval base, to Richard Misuraca and Elena Sciarra. He spent part of his childhood in Italy and the latter part of his years in the U.S. When he was 19, he joined the U.S. Airforce and was initially stationed in Minot, North Dakota. He served his country for 8 years, including a tour in Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm. During his time in the Airforce, he held positions as a Certified Translator and a Traffic Management Specialist/Certified Interpreter. Senior Airman Misuraca received the Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 device and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. Over the course of his time in the Air Force, he also received the Good Conduct Medal with 1 device, the National Defense Service Medal, an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, an Oversees Short Tour Ribbon, an Air Force Achievement Medal, and an Air Force Longevity Service Award. After his 8-year tenure, Vincenzo went on serving his country with roles in Law Enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff in Greenville, South Carolina and a Detention Officer at the Sheriff's County office In Maricopa County, Arizona. The last 16 years, he worked as a Special Agent for the U.S. Department of Transportation, FMCSA in the Washington DC area.

Several years after earning his master's degree in Justice Administration, Vincenzo decided to pursue his PHD in Public Safety/ Emergency Management at Capella University. Vincenzo was a ray of light and touched the lives of many people. He was steadfastly loyal to his friends, protective of his family, and an intellectual who spoke several languages including different dialects of Italian, Spanish and Latin. He loved all music especially heavy metal and Italian. He was a culinary talent who could put any chef to shame. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with family and friends and watching Napoli soccer. He had a passion for helping others and was an amazing storyteller. He loved watching movies with his family and traveling the world.

Vincenzo was predeceased by his parents Richard Misuraca and Elena Sciarra. Survivors include his loving wife, Diane Misuraca; daughter, Ashley Misuraca (spouse Jeff Hill); daughter, Elena Misuraca (boyfriend Ben Mahn); daughter Sofia Misuraca (boyfriend Tony Durham); son, Vincenzo Riccardo Misuraca; sister, Brigida Misuraca; sister Victoria Misuraca (spouse Curt Mott); stepmother Pennie Hoage (spouse George Hoage); aunt Bridget Delgado (spouse Larry Delgado); mother and father in-law Josephine and Antonio Cortese; brother in-law Anthony Cortese (spouse Crystal Cortese); 4 nephews, 2 nieces and many cousins.

The relatives, friends, and colleagues of Vincenzo Misuraca are invited to attend his wake on Thursday, October 27th from 11 am-2 pm &/or 4-8 pm, with funeral services on Friday, October 28th at 9 am. Both the wake and funeral services will take place at Fairfax Memorial, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032.

To donate to the Disabled American Veterans in Vincenzo's honor, please visit: Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

A special 'Thank you' to the Fairfax County Police department, Viriginia State Police, and the DOT for honoring Vincenzo.

To send flowers to the family of Vincenzo, please visit our floral store.
In Memoriam George R. Randall 10/31/2022  
George Ray Randall died peacefully in his home on Long Island, Lake Winnipesaukee, on October 31, 2022, with his family around him, at the age of 80.

George was born in New York City on May 23, 1942, to George C. and Virginia Ray Randall. He attended the Friends School there until the family moved to Ridgewood, NJ. In 1948. There, he attended the public schools until graduating from Ridgewood High School in 1960. George was very active in the Boy Scouts of America attaining the rank of Eagle Scout and became a member of the Order of the Arrow, honoring the heritage of Native Americans. He attended Norwich University in Northfield VT, the oldest private military academy in the United States, and graduated in 1964 with the degree Bachelor of Arts and with the military rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He served in the Army Reserves in Rochester, NH while attending the University of New Hampshire Graduate School. There he received a master's degree in English. George entered the active armed services and was deployed to South Korea where he spent one year in the demilitarized zone between South Korea and North Korea. While there he had the opportunity to help teach Korean students English. After his tour in South Korea, he requested deployment to Vietnam where he was part of a small group of "Advisors" to the newly recruited South Vietnam soldiers, teaching them tactics and strategy. He was stationed primarily in the Mekong Delta.

George left the military in 1970 with the rank of Captain and obtained a teaching job at Cardigan Mountain School. There he taught boys in middle school English literature and especially Middle English with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. After leaving Cardigan he returned to Lake Winnipesaukee where he had been a camp counselor in his teens. Camp Idlewild had closed, and he became the year-round caretaker on Cow Island, now in the hands of private property owners, and also establishing "Randall Maintenance". The University of Michigan began a Spring program NELP (New England Literature Program), which was held at one of the camps on Lake Winnipesaukee. George became one of the professors teaching the course. He developed a career with Amerigas and operated a barge service to the islands. In 2011 George moved to Long Island where he cultivated his love of Contra band and Scottish music. Most of his many friends are connected to this group of talented and diverse people. He played guitar and spoons with this group.

George leaves his twin sisters, Mary Randall Cooney, her husband Michael, of Plymouth, NH, their sons: Tom and partner Jessica, Nick and partner Jenny and her son Mason, and James; Trudy Randall, her husband Tom Shull of Vernon NJ: their children Kelly, Matthew, his wife Katie plus two daughters Maddie and Sierra; and Sara plus daughter Danica, and George's cat Poozie.

George will be remembered for his love of puns, limericks and odd jokes, books, classical and Scottish folk music, and lack of concern for what other people thought of his unique habits.

A celebration of George's life will be held Friday, November 18th, 2022, at The Barn on the Pemi, 341 Daniel Webster Highway, Plymouth, NH 12:00 to 4:00. Casual attire.
In Memoriam Donald D. Clark 10/31/2022  
In Memoriam Paul L. Foster 10/23/2022  
Paul Lincoln Foster, 73, passed away Monday October 17, 2022 at his home in Lincoln.

Paul, son of Dr Edward Foster and Barbara Keene Foster, was born in Pawtucket, RI. He attended the Moses Brown school from 2nd through 10th grade and a special program at Brown University, completing his high school diploma at Pawtucket West High School. He joined the Cadet Corp at Norwich University and was commissioned in the Army at graduation. He served for 8 years, completed his law degree at Suffolk University and taught at West Point. He worked as an attorney for the State of Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation, Department of Children, Youth and Families and the Department of Surveyors and Engineers. He also had a private practice and did some real estate development in Lincoln. After retiring from law, Paul partnered to develop and patent the Spinfryer, which was included in George Foreman's home product line as well as some Pitco commercial fryers. He was commended for his part in the development of an entrepreneur program at Norwich and kept in touch with students he mentored. Sports, Gardening, Animals, Music and Art were important to him throughout his life. His son, Nathan Edward, daughter, Katie Patricia and sister, Barbara, preceded Paul in death. He is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia Elliott, his daughter, Jenny Foster and her children Riley, Caspian and Sage Phillips, Katie's daughter, Madison DeSanto, his stepdaughter Annie (John) Collins and their children, brothers Ted (Jan) Foster and Richard (Dani) Foster, their children and grandchildren and many friends.

A Memorial Service at Chapel Street Congregational Church followed by a Celebration of his life is planned for Paul in Lincoln on Saturday, May 27, 2023. Donations in his honor can be made to CurePSP, Norwich University or an animal shelter or tree conservancy.

Arrangements entrusted to the J.F. Skeffington Funeral Home 925 Chalkstone Avenue Providence.

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In Memoriam Donovan M. Kurt 11/3/2022  
Newport - Donovan Michael Kurt, 19, gained his angel wings on November 3, 2022, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He battled a brave fight and was a true warrior, never letting it break his spirit. He was born on February 3, 2003, in Bangor, a son of Michael and Trisha (Stevens) Kurt.

Donovan graduated from Nokomis Regional High in 2021 where he was a three-sport athlete, enjoying basketball, track and soccer. He was awarded Athlete of the Year in 2021. He was a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and the Future Business Leaders of America. He also played for Central Maine United, a premier soccer club in which he loved his teammates, coaches and had many opportunities, including playing in Italy. Donovan also enjoyed playing disc golf in his free time. It had become a hobby that he truly enjoyed. Donovan loved sports and in particular loved the Philadelphia Eagles. He also was an avid fan of the Maine United Basketball Team. He was currently attending Norwich University in Vermont pursuing his dream of becoming an architect.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Trisha Kurt, and brother, Braden Kurt, all of Newport; maternal grandparents, Charles and Gail Stevens of Corinna; aunts, Amie Descheneaux and husband, Ernie, of CT, Penny Townsend and husband, Derek, of Newport, and Stacey Donaldson and husband, Rick, of Etna; cousins, Brianna and Dawson Townsend of Newport, Matt Thornton of Scarborough, Brendan Donaldson of Plymouth, Damian Donaldson of Westbrook, and Abigail Pelkey of Plymouth; as well as his special friends, Ryan Bell, Lindsay Cote and Rachel Wilcox. He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Curtis and Sylvia Kurt of Palmyra.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 7, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Exeter, with the Rev. Stan Griffin officiating. Burial will be in the North Newport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Aliza Jean Family Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 124, Harmony, ME 04942. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
In Memoriam Martin E. McKinley 10/23/2022  
Martin E. McKinley, US Army Retired, age 89, passed away peacefully at his San Antonio, Texas home on Sunday, October 23, 2022.

Marty, as his many friends knew him, was originally from Brooklyn, New York. He was born to Teresa McKinley and the senior Martin E. McKinley. His parents divorced when he was very young, and while his mother was working, Marty attended boarding schools and summer camps. During his high school years, he lived with his Aunt Jo and Uncle Ben while attending high school in Liberty, New York. He played many sports, including baseball, basketball, and football, and made life-long friendships. Marty met his late wife, Nancy, in high school.

He attended Norwich University (Norwich, Vermont) in the early 1950s. After obtaining an undergraduate degree from Norwich University, Marty attended graduate classes at Columbia University (New York, New York), focusing on Russian history. He later married Nancy in June of 1956 and then joined the United States Army Armor Corps, where he proudly served for 30 years. He served in the 11th Cavalry Armor Regiment in the 1960s and commanded a tank battalion in the 2nd Armored Division ("Hell on Wheels") in Ft. Hood, Texas, in the mid-1970s. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Marty served in various positions at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and retired as a Colonel in 1985. His proudest days in the military occurred when he spent time with "his troops".

Marty was deployed to [South] Korea twice, first in the late 1950s and later in the early 1980s. He was also deployed to [South] Vietnam twice and served with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment during the conflict/war there in the late 1960s (as a Platoon Leader), and again in the early 1970s. He spent over four years in service away from his family, which saddened him to recall, but overall, he enjoyed his career and loved the Army communities and close friendships. Marty and Nancy were stationed in Germany, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Ft Hood, Texas, and Fairfax, Virginia, and moved during retirement to San Antonio, Texas. Together they raised two daughters, Tracy and Liz. Marty and Nancy were married for 49 years before Nancy passed in May 2005.

After Marty retired, he attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he earned a master's degree in history. Marty was an avid "history buff" and was particularly interested in studying battles and reading letters of the United States Civil War soldiers. Marty also enjoyed playing golf when his back allowed, and he had many golfing buddies in northern Virginia and San Antonio and several friends that were fellow San Antonio Spurs basketball team fans. Marty enjoyed gardening, playing sports, and watching and attending games. He also enjoyed traveling and cruising. Marty was an animal lover and a people lover with a big heart; compassionate but fun-loving, Marty liked to jokingly tease people yet seemed to get away with it after rewarding his victims with a winning, dimpled smile. He was always volunteering to help young and old people and was particularly supportive of the "underdog", often defending against unfairness or mistreatment.

Marty lived happily in the Army Residence Community in San Antonio, Texas (affectionately known as the A.R.C) for the past 21 years. He made many close friends here and volunteered for as many years in the A.R.C. Golden K Kiwanis Club in various roles, including President and Secretary. Marty was active in fundraising for the Kiwanis scholarship fund, which helps the A.R.C. staff, healthcare aids, and their children/dependents pay for vocational and college classes. Marty was glad to contribute his time to mentor and assist others with their education and career goals. Marty met his second wife, Barbara, at the Army Residence Community. They married in April 2017 and were together for over five years before he passed. Barbara, a former Army nurse and a retired Army Colonel also, is credited with helping Marty live longer than he would have otherwise. She made his last years comfortable and happy, filled with more gardening, games, travel, fun activities, companionship, friendship, and love. Marty had a wonderful, long, and happy life. He was lucky and blessed and often said, "I can't complain"!

Marty is survived by his wife, Barbara, two daughters, two grandchildren, and several cousins.

Monday, November 7

Viewing and Visitation 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Colonial Funeral Home
626 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, TX 78148

Tuesday, November 8

Mass and Funeral Service 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Army Residence Community, Chapel
7400 Crestway Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78239

Celebration of Life Reception 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Army Residence Community, Lakeside Campus Auditorium
10000 Rhineland Dive, San Antonio, TX 78239

Thursday, November 10th

Committal with Military Honors 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

Memorial donations in honor of Martin E. McKinley are welcome to:
Army Residence Community Golden K Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fund
7400 Crestway Dr., San Antonio, TX, 78239

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