Paul Bruso


Paul Bruso, a longtime resident of Essex Center, passed away on May 23 after his battle with cancer. Mr. Bruso was born in Bennington on July 2, 1936 to Arthur and Lucienne (Gagnon) Bruso. He attended school at Sacred Heart in Bennington and was a star athlete in football and track & field. Paul turned…

Annabel Bates


Annabel Bates, 90, died peacefully on Feb. 26, 2016 at her winter home in Justus, Fla. She was born in Canada on July 14, 1925, the daughter of Talbert and Lila Hill. Annabel was a 1943 graduate of Thetford Academy and also of Lyndon State College with a degree in teaching. She taught for 40 years,…