• Todd Eric Brooks, 59, of West Wardsboro. Died Oct. 24, 2022 at home. He was born Feb. 2, 1963 to Nancy (Robinson) and Thomas Brooks at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend. Todd was a longtime painter in the area who also enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, bird watching, foraging, hiking, and camping. He spent many days at home gardening, cooking, listening to music, and dancing with his fiancé of 28 years, Wendy Fitzpatrick, and his loving dog Recon. Memorial information: In keeping with his final wishes, there are no funeral services scheduled. Instead, he wanted to be remembered by his close friends and loved ones as the caring, comedic wise ass that he was. Todd will be forever missed by all.

• Linda L. (Seymour) Cutter, 73, of Hinsdale, New H­­­­­­­ampshire. Died on Oct. 21, 2022 at her home. She was born on August 18, 1949 in Brownington, Vermont to the late Mae (Lower) and Burton Seymour Sr. Many will fondly remember Linda from her many years working at the Custom Laundry in Brattleboro. When not working, Linda enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her grandchildren and great-granddaughters. She also cared for her great-niece Emma Laflam over the years. Linda is survived and will be missed by her daughter Wendy Parent and her son Eric Cutter. She is also survived by her grandchildren Crystal Mink, and Joseph and Brandon Parent, and her great-granddaughters Lexi and Reese LaChance. She also leaves behind numerous nephews and nieces including Chery Laflam, Amy Fararr, and Joanne Whitney. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Nancy Winter, and her brother Burton Seymour Jr. Memorial information: No formal services will be held at this time. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire has been entrusted with arrangements. To view an online tribute, leave a message of condolence, or for more information, visit

• Howard F. “Bill” Manley, 103, of Brattleboro, Died peacefully, with his family by his side, on Oct. 29, 2022 at Thompson House. Bill was born in Brattleboro on March 4, 1919, the son of Robert L. and Jennie May (Farnsworth) Manley, and was raised and educated in Brattleboro. On Sept, 6, 1940, at Vernon Union Church, he was married to Mildred Swensen, who predeceased him in 2015 following nearly 75 wonderful years of marriage. Bill first went to work at the former Greenfield Tap & Die prior to his induction into the Navy during World War II. He proudly served at NTS Sampson, a training station near Seneca Lake, New York for new Naval recruits. Upon his honorable discharge, Bill returned home to Brattleboro and went to work delivering milk for Hillside Dairy. He later worked as a machinist for Jones & Lamson in Springfield for many years prior to retiring. Bill was a member of American Legion Post 5 and was a member and officer of the former Improved Order of Odd Fellows, Wantastiquet Lodge 5; and, with his late wife, was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Keene, New Hampshire. Bill loved the outdoors, hunting, gardening, and travel. He was an avid bowler, celebrating his 100th birthday bowling with his senior buddies at Brattleboro Bowl. Survivors include one son, William Manley and wife, Jean, of West Chesterfield, New Hampshire; two daughters-in-law, Sandy Manley of Waco, Texas and Carol Manley of Eden, North Carolina; six grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Ronald and Lawrence “Jay” Manley, and a daughter-in-law, Edie Manley. Memorial information: Funeral services were conducted on Nov. 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Keene. Burial took place in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery, where he will be laid next to his beloved wife. Donations to Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05302; or to Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302. To share a memory or send condolences to his family, visit

• William Ray Schultz, 61, of Westminster West. Died Oct. 24, 2022 after a heroic battle with cancer. He was born to Georgia (Church) and Allen F. Schultz and Schultz on Sept. 19, 1961 in Brattleboro. Bill attended schools in Brattleboro and graduated from Bellows Falls Union High School, Class of 1979. After graduation, Bill enlisted in the Air Force. After his honorable discharge from active duty, he returned to Vermont and worked for Amp Keyboard (later known as Chromerics). When the company moved, Bill began his career with United Natural Foods in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire and worked there for 30 years. Bill loved living in Vermont and often called himself “The Green Mountain Boy!” He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and four-wheeling, and he really loved his annual camping trip to Lake Willoughby in Vermont with his “Willoughby Brothers,” which included his son and his close friends. The lake was freezing cold in May, but Bill would start each trip with a polar plunge! Bill will forever be part of the Willoughby Brothers through all the memories, stories, and years of friendship. Bill loved the New England Patriots and often had friends over to watch the games on Sunday. He also loved Christmas and collected all things Santa Claus. But most of all, he loved his family and his friends that became family. In 1982, he married Ruth Lumb. Along with Ruth's son, Dennis, they added two more children to their family - daughter Christina (1982) and son Daniel (1988). Although Ruth and Bill divorced years later, they remained friends. Bill is survived by his children and grandchildren, Christina and Drew Kacik and their daughter Dalia of Westmoreland, New Hampshire, and Dan and Kayla Schultz and their children Haili, Troy, Demi, and Natali of Walpole, New Hampshire. He is also survived by stepson Dennis and Kim St. Louis and their daughters Joycelyn, Haley, and Alyssa of Springfield, Vermont; his sisters, Georgia and Richard Smith, Verlane Schultz and Mike; Claudia Wood, and April and Brent Waterman; his brother Arnold Schultz; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including his lifetime friend Dan Harris. Bill was predeceased by his parents, his brother Allen Schultz Jr., his sister Ida Monday, and his brother-in-law Bernard Wood. Memorial information: A celebration of life was held Nov. 5, when family and friends gathered at the “Putney Puddle” to scatter Bill's ashes at one of his favorite spots

• Elsie L. Weiser, 92, of Canterbury New Hampshire, formerly of Westminster. Died peacefully on Oct. 27, 2022. Elsie was born on Oct. 3, 1930 to Edward Lievens and Alice Rundquist. Elsie was an inductee into the first Vermont Principal's Association Hall of Fame, Class of 2003. In 2009, she was recognized by the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) and received lifetime membership status for her contributions to officiating. She was the first woman in the United States to receive this honor. Elsie was a much-loved member of the community. She affected so many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Elsie is survived by her three children, Roberta “Bobbi” Weiser, Kevin Weiser, and Harry Weiser; grandchildren Krista Weiser, Dustin Weiser, Erik Weiser Hotsenpiller, and Lindsey Weiser; and great-grandchildren Ashlynn, Skylynn, and Ella. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry E. Weiser, and her eldest granddaughter, Marie Weiser Hotsenpiller. Memorial information: Services were held Nov. 5 at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. Donations to the American Cancer Society.

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