OBITUARIES

Obituary: Barbara Conrad

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Barbara Conrad

ESSEX – ​Barbara Conrad, 91,passed away on Nov. 3, 2017. ​She is survived by her husband, Donald Conrad, former principal ​of Jericho High School from 1960-1963; her daughter, Carole, ​and son, Donald II.

Obituary: Kate Dietsch

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Kate Dietsch

ESSEX – Katharina “Kate” Dietsch, 88, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at Mansfield Place in Essex. She was born on Dec. 12, 1928 in Mönchengladbach, Germany daughter to the late Joseph and Eva (Jansen) Walbeck. Poverty, losing her father at an early age and WWII were the major forces that shaped Kate’s childhood.…

Sharon Prescott Barrett

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Georges Mills, N.H. – Sharon J. (Prescott) Barrett, 75, formerly of Prospect Hill Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at Park Avenue Health Center in Arlington, Mass. with her family surrounding her. She was born in New London, N.H. on Aug. 13, 1942 the daughter of Gerald C. and Hattie I. (Lull) Prescott. Sharon attended…

Brenda J. (Sheehan) Williamson

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A photo of Brenda J. (Sheehan) Williamson

ESSEX JCT. – Brenda J. (Sheehan) Williamson was able to stay in her home until her final day with care from her loving family. She passed on Nov. 14, 2017 at age 79 at the UVM Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones. Brenda was born in December 1937 in Brookline, Mass. to the late…

Doris “Dodie” Boardman Farnsworth

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COLCHESTER/ST. ALBANS – Doris P. Boardman Farnsworth, a longtime resident of both communities passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. She was 94 years old. Doris was born March 14, 1923, in Cambridge to Myron Church Potter and Blanche Alberta (Coburn) Potter. She grew up in East Berkshire on her family’s farm, attended grammar school…

Gertrude Dorine Smith

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ESSEX JCT. – Gertrude Dorine Smith, 100, of Drury Drive in Essex Jct. passed away on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at UVM Medical Center. She was born on March 8, 1917 in Ilion, N.Y., the daughter of Julian J. Benoit and Gertrude Walrath Benoit. She was a graduate of Union-Endicott High School. She was married…