OBITUARIES

Obituary: Leon ‘Scootie’ Roberts

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On Nov. 28, 2017, Leon “Scootie” Roberts, 81, was reunited with his beloved wife, Joan. Scootie lived his entire life in Malletts Bay where he and Joan raised their family and owned Lakeshore Hardware and Marine. Scootie’s early years were filled with adventure and mischief. He served in the Army as an MP and later…

Deborah Dell

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COLCHESTER – Deborah Susan Gibson Dell, 58, entered the presence of her loving Savior, Jesus Christ, on Nov. 19, 2017, after a 17-year battle with breast cancer. Debbie was able to spend her last days at home, being loved on by her family and her Christ Memorial Church family and being supported by the VNA…

Joy C. Pratt

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Joy Pratt of Colchester passed away peacefully on July 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Greenfield, Mass., the eldest daughter of Leonard and Florence Pratt. Joy graduated from Greenfield High School and the University of Massachusetts. Joy is survived by her loving daughter, Heather Blanton Kelley; by her…

Kathleen Bonfigli

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ESSEX – Kathleen Marie Abell Bonfigli, 56, of Essex passed away suddenly at her home on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. She was born Dec. 22, 1960 in Burlington, daughter of Shirley (Aldrich) Abell and the late James Abell. Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Gabriela Bonfigli, and husband, Charles Hutchinson; by her mother, Shirley Abell,…

Vivian Wilder

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HARTFORD, CONN. – Vivian Shirley Marshall Wilder, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn. Guy and Marion (Werner) Marshall welcomed their daughter Vivian along with her fraternal twin, Ruth, on June 9, 1925. The young family lived in Forest Hills, N.Y.; Westfield, N.J. and Norwood, Mass. Vivian graduated as…

Robert E. Dewyea

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There will be a celebration of Bob’s life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at Minor Funeral Home in Milton. Please share your stories at this informal gathering if Bob has touched your life. We know there should be a lot of stories. Dress casual, and bring smiles!