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Lloyd Kenneth Dike Bristol
Nov 24, 1946 - Dec 27, 2023
Lloyd Kenneth Dike Bristol Lloyd Kenneth Dike,77, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at his home in Bristol. He was born November 24, 1946 in Barre the son of Kenneth and Evelyn (Carpenter) Dike. The oldest of 5, he grew up in Bristol on the property his family has owned for more than 120 years. This is where he lived with his wife, Lynn, for 31 years. He attended Bristol schools, VTC and UVM, where he received an Associate Degree in Agriculture and a BS Degree in Animal Science. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, and was stationed in Thailand for 18 months. He began his working career on dairy farms and as a milk tester for the DHIA for several years. His main career was 30 years as a Rural Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). He delivered mail in the towns of Bristol, Monkton, Starksboro, Lincoln, and New Haven. After retirement from USPS, he worked on berry farms and at a winery picking grapes. In 2009 he became a Licensed Nursing Assistant and worked at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center for a few years. Lloyd is survived by his wife Lynn; three step-children Kelly Norris (Dan), Richard Gray Jr., Matthew Gray (Jenn Ploeger). His grandchildren Courtney Carr, Rhiana Carr, Adrienne Carr, Alexander Gray, Gabriel Clark and Asher Gray who gave him his favorite name, “Papa”! His siblings Rebecca Johnson, Robert Dike, Jay (LeeAnn) Dike and Geoffrey (Lisa) Dike. He also had several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents and nephew, Aaron Johnson. Visiting hours were held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 30 at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. A Celebration of Life will be held in October during the family’s annual Cider Weekend event. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Addison County Fair & Field Days: 1790 Field Days Rd, Vergennes, VT, 05491. To send online condolences to his family please visit
David Neil Butler
Died : Dec 15, 2023
To the sound of Irish Bagpipes, surrounded by family, David Neil Butler, of Starksboro passed away on December 15th, 2023 at the age of 68 at the McClure Miller Respite House after a six year battle with cancer. Born in Middlebury, Vermont, David attended Mount Abraham Union High School where he met many lifelong friends and the future Mother of his Children, Mary Warner. The second eldest of five farm boys, he was destined to be different from the pack. The rebel of the family, he lived his life with no boundaries and certainly pushed the limits his parents were willing to endure. David was born with the gift of gab, although he received an extra dose of it after kissing the famous Blarney Stone in Ireland. He loved to educate others. Whether that be on politics, history, hunting and fishing, or simply words of wisdom; David adored meeting new people. He left a mark on anyone willing to lend an ear and listen to his brilliant mind. He was notorious for enjoying the little things in life; a snow covered road he could blow donuts on, a good book, a home cooked meal, a ride in his truck to listen to some tunes. He was fond of dirt track racing, making snow castles at the East Warren Grocery for his daughter, hitting the slopes and golfing with his son, motorcycles and so much more. A self proclaimed Jack of all trades, master of none, David lived by the famous Red Green quote “If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.” He was willing to help anyone, anywhere, no matter what the circumstances were. David spent more than 20 years working for New England Construction Company, a career he was prideful of. When he wasn’t pounding nails or falling off roofs, you could find him on Lake Dunmore; boating, fishing, critiquing all the newly built homes or trying to flip any brave soul that hopped onto a tube. As an avid gun collector, David boasted about the importance of proper firearm safety; he was a proud member of the NRA. A dedicated Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend, it’s those in his life he cherished most that brought him joy. David was predeceased by his Father; Arthur Butler and Mother; Elizabeth Mae Willey Butler, his partner; Lori McDurfee and many extended members of the Butler family. He is survived by his daughter; Shawna Butler (Hunter Gallipo) of Salisbury, and son; Joshua Butler (Cathy Blake) of South Royalton. David also leaves behind brothers Richard, James, William and Paul, sister-in-laws Sara Jane and Sue as well as a niece and nephews. David was blessed with a second family, Lori’s Children; Trish, Heather and Daniel and Grandchildren; Alyssa, JD, Logan, Liliana, Rowan and Oaklynn. The family wishes to sincerely thank everyone at the McClure Miller Respite House and the Hematology/Oncology Department at UVMMC for their excellent care and compassion. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in David’s memory to the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester, Vermont. Please email or call (802) 860-1900, x3812 for additional information.
Jun 15, 1927 - Dec 01, 2023
Mary Ruth (Williams) Levarn, age 96 passed away, unexpectedly, on December 1, 2023 at her home in St. Albans, VT in the presence of her daughter, Robin and Harland Howard. Mary was born June 15, 1927 in South Starksboro, VT to Chester and Ruth (LaFayette) Williams. She attended Bristol High School. On July 17, 1948 she married Howard C. Levarn of Monkton, VT in Lee, Mass. She is survived by her brother, David Williams of Bristol, VT, daughters Robin C, Levarn of St. Albans, VT, Corinne Gadwah of East Corinth, VT and son Charles D. Levarn of Lincoln, VT. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren, and special cousin Gerald Heffernan. She was predeceased by her parents, husband (2005), brothers Ted, Allen and Robert, and sister Bertha Dolan. She was also predeceased by her children; Gena Belleville, Charmaine Levarn, Mary Ann Gardner, Sheila Austin, and Patty Levarn. And two grandchildren Tye and Bobby. Mary and Howard lived in Massachusetts for seven years, then returned to Vermont residing in South Starksboro for five years, before buying a home in Lincoln where they resided for years with their children. Mary overcame many obstacles in her life, facing each with great courage. Her inner strength was remarkable. She had many talents, including playing piano by ear, painting portraits and still life scenes. She was also an extraordinary cook and enjoyed canning various food. She was especially proud of her piccalilli which she served on Thanksgiving and Easter and other special occasions. She was an excellent quilter. She also enjoyed gardening and birding. She was an avid reader of the Addison Independent weekly newspaper. Annually she went with family to the Maine Coast each sumner. She looked forward each year to the Lafayette Reunion held the first Sunday of August. She loved getting together with the family. Her smile was second to none and she always greeted others with enthusiasm. She will surely be missed by all who knew her. A private graveside service will be held in the spring. Brown-McClay Funeral Home of Bristol, VT is in charge of the arrangements and to send online condolences to her family please visit www. brownmcclayfuneralhomes. com. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the St. Jude's Children Hospital;262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
Jun 09, 1946 - Jun 09, 1946
William H Moncrief III June 9, 1946 - December 7, 2023 William H Moncrief III, 77 passed away Thursday December 7, 2023 at Mountain View Center. He was born on June 9, 1946 in Burlington the son of Barbara Robinson Moncrief Stinson and Major General William H Moncrief Jr. He grew up in Bristol, Vermont before moving to Pittsford and raising 2 children. He attended Bristol High School graduating in 1964 and went on to attend Norwich University graduating in 1968. After graduating from Norwich, he went on to attend George Washington University receiving a master's degree in 1970 specializing in Soviet studies. His early years were spent attending Camp Abnaki in North Hero and Keewaydin on Lake Dunmore. While at Keewaydin he went on many canoe trips. He worked for various companies including the Mary Fletcher business office, Dog Team Tavern, Keewaydin, Killington, and Montgomery Wards. In 1981 he started working for Reynolds & Son and retiring in 2018. He loved watching sports especially the New York Giants. He is predeceased by both of his parents. He is survived by a son Willliam J Moncrief and his children Chauncey, Vera, William Jr, Jacob, and Jaxton. A daughter Melissa Manfredi and her husband Tim and their daughter Arabella. A cousin Tyler Robinson of Portland, Oregon. A funeral will be held at Brown-McClay Funeral home in Bristol on Saturday December 16 at 10 am followed by a graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2024. Arrangements are with Brown-McClay Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Keewaydin Foundation.
Aug 30, 1956 - Dec 03, 2023
Timothy P. Barrows Ferrisburgh Timothy P Barrows,67, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2023 at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington surrounded by the love of family and dear friends. He was born on August 30, 1956 in Middlebury, VT the son of Marvin and Sylvia (Sholan) Barrows. He was a organic dairy farmer in Ferrisburgh and then he worked at Champlain Cable for many years. He had a love of soccer playing at Vermont Tec and in mens leagues throughout the years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, bee keeping, playing his mandolin and he loved nature and being outdoors. Tim is survived by his step daughter Jamie Smith and her children Adeline and Steele Smith; a cousin and best friend Jacob Pressley and his children Reid and Jack; his siblings Tom and Doreen Barrows, Dewey and Chris Barrows, Danny Barrows, and Debra and Greg Webb; several nieces, nephews and cousins; dear friends Gary and all of his family and friends at Champlain Cable, Garry Clark, Bruce Meader and Kirby the bear. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 16 from 12 to 4 p. m. at American Legion Post #14 in Vergennes. To send online condolences to his family please visit
Apr 16, 1935 - Nov 29, 2023
Our dear mother, Hazel Gladys Grace, sadly passed away Wednesday November 29th, 2023, at UVMMC. Mother was born April 16, 1935, in Bristol, Vermont to the late Charles Danbrook and Elizabeth (Danbrook) Atkins and remained a life-long resident of Bristol. Mom was married to Larry T. Grace who predeceased her in 2011. Mom is survived by daughters Denny Lathrop (Alan); Lori Grace-Smith (Gary); Nicole Grace-Alleyne (Joel) and Cheryl along with son Larry Jr. (Sandy). Mom is survived by her sister Deanna Steadman and brother Roger Atkins (Beverly). She was predeceased by her brother Reggie Atkins and Brother-In-Law William Steadman. In addition, she is survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and Brother-In-Law Ellis Grace. During her lifeme, in addition to being a full-time wife and mother, she was employed at Mount Abraham High School for many years. Her greatest achievement was serving twenty years as a member of the Bristol Rescue Squad. Her proudest moment was becoming a nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician. Our mother had a great passion for traveling the world. We wish many heart-felt thanks to Melanie, her physical therapist, Renay her ICU nurse and other ICU support team members along with Doctors Schotel, Last and Grant. A private grave side service was held Monday, December 4th at Greenwood Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life at the Bristol Legion, Post 19. Thank you to all who attended and shared their love and memories of our mother, Hazel Grace. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bristol Rescue Squad, PO Box 227, Bristol, VT 05443
Feb 08, 1932 - Nov 21, 2023
Mae A Nye, 91 Mae Annette Nichols Nye, age 91, passed away on November 21, 2023. Mae was born on February 8, 1932, in Providence, RI. She graduated from Plainfield High School in CT in 1949. She married the love of her life, Bruce E. Nye, in Raleigh, NC on September 17, 1954. Together, Bruce and Mae moved their family to their Vermont farm in 1965. Mae enjoyed baking, snowmobiling, square dancing and camping. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her four children: Bryan Nye and wife Dru of Loris, SC, Brenda Lattrell and husband Dan of Lincoln, VT, Belinda Nixon and husband Rusty of Bowdoin, ME, and Barry Nye and wife Katherine of Sheldon, VT and eleven grandchildren: James Nye, Benjamin Nye, Bryce Nye, Laurel Lattrell, Amber Lattrell, Emily Nixon, Anna Nixon, Laura Tacher, Daniel Nye, Jacob Nye, Joshua Nye and four