Michael J. Smith

BERKSHIRE – Michael J. Smith, age 33, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 21, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Burlington on May 12, 1984 to Joseph & Tammy (Reed) Smith of Berkshire.

Michael lived his life on the edge and had a strong desire for adrenaline. He loved riding dirt bikes, going snowboarding, hunting, fishing, and anything he could do to the extreme. Michael was also a hard worker and he started Green Mountain Wall Systems about 5 years ago. He enjoyed sugaring with his Dad, and recently referred to himself as “Maple Mike”. He was also great with children and he was cherished by his nieces & nephews, they would always look forward to family gatherings with him. Michael will be remembered by his infectious smile and back breaking bear hugs.

He is survived by his wife, Kristen Smith and their beloved dog, Trapper; his parents, Joe & Tammy Smith of Berkshire; brother, Alex Smith and his wife Nichole of Hood River, OR; father-in-law, Joey Knoff and his wife Judy of Enosburgh; mother-in-law, Anne Ouellette and her husband James of Enosburgh; siblings-in-law, Sarah Demianenko of Calera, AL, Adam Gleason and his wife Ina of Essex, Ben Knoff and “Duke” of Georgia; Kendra King and her husband Andy of Franklin, Kaitlin Knoff, and Sarah Ouellette of Westford; nieces & nephews, Leland, Natalia, Alexandru, Jenna, Brayden, Kyler, and Akyah; maternal grandmother, Jeannine Buehler; paternal step-grandfather, Rene Demers; aunts & uncles, Tom Smith and his wife Phyllis, Sue Hogan and her significant other Bob Peters, Charlie Smith and his wife Deanna, Andy Smith, Marie Hathaway and her husband Andrew, Melody DeGrenier and her husband Ray, Kevin Reed and his wife Joann, and Greg Sheldon and many, many special cousins and friends. Michael was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Gerry Smith & Clara Demers; maternal grandfather, Rayburn Reed; and his aunt, Kathleen Sheldon.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4-7:00 PM at Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickenson Ave., Enosburg Falls.

A Funeral service will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Spears Funeral Home.

For those who wish, contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478 or a charity of your choice.

Anita Burnham

ALBURGH – Anita Jones Burnham, age 89, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Alburgh.

She was born in Cambridge, Vermont, on March 22, 1929, to the late Raymond & Elizabeth (Barrows) Jones.

 She graduated from Peoples Academy in Morrisville.  Following graduation, she met and married William Burbank. Together they relocated from Newport to Vergennes where Anita worked for Simmonds Precision and Addison County Counseling until her retirement.  Anita was active, physically and fraternally. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star – Otter Creek Chapter #74 for 63 years. During her active years, she served many chairs on the local and state level. She was also a member of the Cairo Temple Shrine Lady Orientals, the American Legion Auxiliary in Vergennes, and the Senior Center in Middlebury. She enjoyed traveling, camping, boating, and spending time with her family.

 She is survived by her children, Willeen Lamphere Burbank of Alburgh, VT and Michael Burbank and his wife Diane of Moriah, NY; grandchildren, Christopher Kayhart and his wife Lynn, Paul Kayhart and his wife Laura, William Burbank, and Sarah Burbank, Bryan Lamphere and Judson Lamphere, great-grandchildren, Reagan, Parker, Anna and Burk. Her brother, Carroll Jones and his wife Arlene, and sister, Mary McQuin and several nieces & nephews. In addition to her parents, Anita was predeceased by her first husband, William Burbank; second husband, Howard Bohlen; third husband, Dwight Burnham Jr; her son-in-law, Michael Lamphere; a grandson, Ian Lamphere; and three brothers, Malcom, Gerald and Edwin.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018, at The Islands In The Sun Senior Center, Main Street, in Alburgh, at 11 AM.  

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anita’s name can be sent to Order of Eastern Star Otter Creek Chapter, 1853 Greenbush Road, Ferrisburgh, VT 05473.

Ada Sorensen

FAIRFAX: Ada Sorensen died tragically in an automobile crash on Friday, April 20, 2018, on her way to school.  She was a bright, spirited, incredible person with so many gifts. The world will miss what she had yet to bring us and we’re so blessed to have had her with us for sixteen years.

Ada was born in Seoul, South Korea on October 2, 2001, and came home to us on March 7, 2002, to join her brother, Huck, and complete our family.  She was spunky and on the move. We would wake to hear a thump on the floor and pitter-patter of her scurrying to come downstairs. We know so many families in Fairfax, and now St. Albans, who consider Ada part of theirs.  

Ada excelled in, really, everything.  She was sensitive to people’s emotions and couldn’t tolerate mistreatment of others.  As an athlete, soccer ruled, and she was the heart of the field. Art was Ada’s expression and she had so much insight and so much to say.  She always caught the biggest fish, and by five years old was the designated fish cleaner. In the kitchen, she whipped up new recipes on a whim, from brownies to guacamole to sushi.  She had dreams of becoming a biomedical engineer that would use her science and math savvy to do great things for people most in need.

We invite all, who wish to come, to the Collins-Perley Sports Complex, 890 Fairfax Road, St. Albans for a Visitation on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., followed by a Memorial, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., where we encourage you to share stories, memories, song, whatever you wish, to celebrate this incredible spirit, Ada.

Ada leaves behind her parents, David Marchant and Jane Sorensen, brother, Huck Marchant, parental grandparents, John and Helen Marchant, maternal grandmother, B. Joan Sorensen, aunts and uncles, Larry and Cindy Marchant, Deb and Tom Gill, Karen and Mike Brodie, Kathy and Duncan Meldrum, Janet and Chuck Kahn, numerous cousins and second cousins, special friend Lucy Goldman and her family and boyfriend, Josiah Parker.   She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Arne Sorensen, and cousin, Eric Marchant.

Respecting Ada’s passions, memorial contributions can be made to any animal rescue or arts programs of your choice, and the Fairfax Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 428, Fairfax, Vermont 05454.

To send a written condolence or share a memory, please go to Ada’s on-line guest book at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

Cedric C. White Sr.

BAKERSFIELD – Cedric C. White Sr., age 86, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018, with his family at his side at the St. Albans Health & Rehab facility.

He was born in Marshfield, VT on August 22, 1931, to the late Bill & May (Brown) Lunge and Rolla White. He was one of nine children.

Cedric’s life revolved around farming. After attending school in Bakersfield, he started working at farms around Franklin County and then began working at Worthmore Feeds in Brattleboro. While living in southern Vermont, he met and married Evelyn (Woodley) on April 25, 1953. He returned to Franklin County with his family in 1967. Cedric owned farms in Enosburg, Berkshire and East Fairfield; he bought the farm in Enosburg in 1967, Berkshire in 1982 and settled in East Fairfield in 1988. He was very active in the farming community and helped with several organizations including the UVM Extension Service, Farm Bureau, and 4-H. Cedric retired from farming in 2000.

He is survived by his children, Marie McRae and her husband Gordon of St. Albans, Elaine Rizzo and her husband Robert of Charlotte, NC, Darren White of Bakersfield, Teresa Robert and her husband Garth of Enosburg and Cedric White Jr. and his wife Dawn of East Fairfield; several grandchildren, Rachel Repetto, Sara Hanson, Abraham, Samuel, Joanna, Jessamyn, Logan & Annalisa McRae, Melissa Button, Tiffany Rizzo, David Burns and Ashley, Heather, Cedric III & Hunter White; 19 great grandchildren; his sister, Naomi Lunge of St. Albans and many nieces & nephews. Besides his parents, Cedric was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn White; a newborn son, Emery White; 2 grandchildren, Daniel & Marc McRae; 2 great-grandchildren, David Repetto and Kiara McRae and 7 siblings.

In keeping with Cedric’s wishes, there will be no public services.

For those who wish, contributions in Cedric’s memory may be made to the Lucas James Williams Youth Fund, P.O. Box 85, Bakersfield, VT 05442.

Janice D. Longe

ENOSBURG FALLS – Janice D. Longe Marston, age 91, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at her home in Enosburg Falls.

She was born in Montgomery on April 24, 1926, to the late Donald & Lillian (Greene) Garrow.

Janice is a former resident of Sheldon and Barton. She was a hard-working mother, farmer, and housekeeper for many years. In her younger years, Janice enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and playing Bingo. She was the best mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother anyone could ask for. Recently she enjoyed trips to the casino with Ron, listening to western country music and visiting with her friends at Brownway. Janice was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Enosburg Falls.

She is survived by her son, Ronald Longe Sr. and his wife Rose of Sheldon; two grandchildren, Ron Longe Jr. of New York, NY and Jenn Regan and her husband Darrell of Sheldon; two great grandchildren, Adam Regan and his wife Tiffany of Sheldon and Hayley Regan of New York, NY; two great great grandchildren, Addison & Rylee; her step-daughter, Sandy Wilson and her children Tyler, Shawn & Brian and their families; sisters, Guyneth Hauter of Katy, TX and Helen Ashton of St. Albans; brother-in-law, Richard Longe of Sheldon; sister-in-law, Kathryn Dulude of Enosburg Falls; special nephew, Gordon Garrow and his wife Rita; beloved friends, Linda Epply, Bonnie Goodhue & Carol Jackson; several close friends from Brownway including Arlene Ploof and several nieces & nephews. Besides her parents, Janice was predeceased by her first husband, Clifton Longe Sr.; second husband, Richard Marston; her son, Clifton Longe Jr.; her grandson-in-law, Jerome Grant and her brothers, James & Edward Garrow.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 4-7:00 PM at Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 23, 2018, at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Church, Missisquoi St., Enosburg Falls. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

For those who wish, contributions in Janice’s memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health – Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 04578 or to the University of Vermont Cancer Center, The Courtyard at Given, 4th Floor North, Burlington, VT 05405.

Grady Luke Howrigan

East Fairfield, VT – Grady Luke Howrigan was granted his angel wings too soon on July 28th, 2017. He was born on September 21st, 2009, and lived his life on the family farm in East Fairfield, Vermont. He started his schooling at one of his favorite places, Blooming Minds Preschool, and continued at the Fairfield Center School where he was loved by everyone who came into contact with him.

Grady was a Vermont farm boy through and through. He loved to get his hands dirty in any way he could: he loved to be outside, fishing, hunting with his dad, working on the farm, digging in the dirt, sugaring, riding bikes, and riding in the Ranger. He was a lover of sports and excelled at everything he tried including football, baseball, basketball, skiing, swimming and was a budding businessman with Grady’s Golden Goodness honey.

Grady was an incredibly kind and helpful child with an infectious smile, sense of humor, and famous for his big, warm hugs. All of these characteristics and his outgoing personality drew everyone in and made them smile. He lived his life without fear, willing to try everything which allowed him to live his short life to the fullest.

Grady is survived by his parents, Luke and Nicole Howrigan, two brothers, Nolan and Finn, a sister, Eva; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Susan Howrigan; maternal grandmother, Gail Bergeron; paternal great grandmother, Janet Bartlett; maternal great-grandparents, Clemence Bergeron and Merril and Louise Tittemore; aunts and uncles and cousins: Matthew and Kerri Howrigan and their four boys, Tyler and Jennifer Howrigan and their son, Alex and Lise Howrigan and their two daughters, Brian Bergeron and Braden Summers, Amy and Kenny Malo and their five children, Michael and Heather Bergeron and their two children; along with many other relatives and friends.

Grady was predeceased in death by his maternal grandfather, Paul “Big Papa” Bergeron; maternal great-grandfather, Raymond Bergeron; paternal great-grandparents, Carlton Bartlett and D. Francis and Neva Howrigan.

Calling hours will take place at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017, from 4pm-8pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Grady on Wednesday, August 2nd at 11 am at St. Patrick’s Church, 116 Church Street, Fairfield, Vermont, with burial to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Billy Howrigan Scholarship Fund ℅ Kate Baldwin at 132 North Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401 or the Paul Bergeron Memorial Scholarship Fund with checks written to Knights of Columbus Council 14940 and sent ℅ Scott Valcourt 15 Cole Road, Sterling, MA 01564-2236.

To send Grady’s family a written expression of sympathy, please go to his online guest book at www.healdfuneralhome.com.