ELLA SHAPIRO

Ella Shapiro, 95, died peacefully, Sunday, January 1. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She leaves behind her daughters Naomi Shapiro and her husband, Ronald Miller, of Shelburne, Hannah Shapiro and her husband, Joel Schlank, of West Hartford, Conn., and Judy Shapiro and her husband, Frank Naef, of Essex. She adored her grandchildren Ari Shapiro-Miller, Maya Burr, Erica Schlank, Colin Schlank, Ivy Naef Knipes and Jaren Naef. She talked incessantly about her grandchildren and was so proud of them.

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George A. Spear

Grand Isle, Vermont: George, another member of Tom Brokaw’s Greatest Generation, has slipped away.  Feisty to the end, George found peace on January 2, 2017, after more than 100 years of living life to the fullest on his terms.  Business man, patriot, husband, father, uncle, grand and great-grand parent and, of course, curmudgeon, George will join his beloved wife, Elinor; stepson, Jack Shivery; father, Harold A. Spear; mother, Sarah Savage Spear; stepmother, Sarah O’Connor Spear; brothers, Kenneth and Leo; and sisters, Genevieve, Ruth and Helen, and everyone whom he loved, including his beloved Labradors who have patiently waited for him at Rainbow Bridge to cross into the Kingdom of Heaven together.

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George A. Spear

Grand Isle, Vermont: George, another member of Tom Brokaw’s Greatest Generation, has slipped away.  Feisty to the end, George found peace on January 2, 2017, after more than 100 years of living life to the fullest on his terms.  Business man, patriot, husband, father, uncle, grand and great-grand parent and, of course, curmudgeon, George will join his beloved wife, Elinor; stepson, Jack Shivery; father, Harold A. Spear; mother, Sarah Savage Spear; stepmother, Sarah O’Connor Spear; brothers, Kenneth and Leo; and sisters, Genevieve, Ruth and Helen, and everyone whom he loved, including his beloved Labradors who have patiently waited for him at Rainbow Bridge to cross into the Kingdom of Heaven together. Continue reading “George A. Spear”