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• Kade Perrotti of Vernon recently graduated from Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology with a B.S. in computer engineering.

• Haley Covillion of Bellows Falls was named to the spring 2023 Dean's List at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts.

• Spencer Butynski of Brookline, William Frank of South Londonderry, Samuel Thibault of Williamsville, and Caroline Mehner of West Wardsboro were all named to the Dean's List for the spring 2023 semester at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut.


• Adrienne Evans Carroll, 92, of Jamaica. Died at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many, she survived a stroke in 2017. Adrienne's husband, John M. Carroll, predeceased her in 2005. Adrienne is survived by her sons John (Robin) Carroll of South Londonderry and James Carroll of Hinesburg; her daughter Leslie Carroll of Marietta, Georgia; granddaughters Alison (Chad) Paris of Gainesville, Florida, Lindsay (Adam) Williams of Marietta, Jamie Carroll of Brattleboro, and Sarah Kate (Howard "Bo") Higgins of Spartanburg, South Carolina; grandsons Evan Carroll of South Londonderry and Eric Carroll of Hinesburg; great-grandchildren Hadley Aila Williams, Knox Ryder Williams, Emerson Sybil Higgins, Parker "Wilder" Paris and Howard "Bowen" Higgins; and sisters Carolyn Curry of Venice, Florida and Alice Schick of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey and their families. Adrienne was born on Staten Island, New York, where she met and married her husband John and lived on Emerson Hill. She graduated from Curtis High School, worked as a Realtor, and raised their family. They enjoyed sailing and were members of the Richmond County Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club, Richmond County Country Club, Club Key, and Sailors Snug Harbor. They moved full-time to Vermont and their Jamaica home in 1976, where Adrienne was a real estate broker. She was a nature lover, bird watcher, and vegetable gardener. She planted more than 1,000 daffodils in her town, loved playing the piano, was fond of antiques and skiing, and was a master bridge player and excellent cook. Adrienne also volunteered at the Stratton Arts Festival and the Weston Playhouse. Her talents were many and friends were plenty. Memorial information: The Cremation Society of New Hampshire has been entrusted with arrangements. Donations to Vermont Audubon, 255 Sherman Hollow Rd., Huntington, VT 05462 ( or the Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302 ( To leave a message of condolence, visit

• Audrey Ann Craig, 77, of Maryville, Tennessee. Died peacefully, with her family by her side, on Aug. 3, 2023. Born on Dec. 27, 1945 in Sheldon, Vermont, she lived in Brattleboro for 40 years before relocating to Tennessee. Audrey was a loving mother and "nanny." She was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion in Brattleboro. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ila M. St. Francis; brothers Richard, Paul, Romie, and Andy Craig; sisters Kennethea Craig and Shirley Phelps-Garcia; a son. Stanley Ryan; and grandsons Nathan Head, Brian McCormick, and Avery Jacobs. Survivors include her loving companion of 28 years, John E. Roberts; daughters Lisa (Terry) Clayton, Patricia (Gary) O'Connor, and Robin (Terry) Sullivan; grandchildren Kimberly McCormick, Joseph Nicholas, Jessica Jacobs, Joshua Weatherwax, Caleb Smart, and Kelsey Smart; 12 great-grandchildren, brothers Joseph Craig Jr. and Kenneth St. Francis Jr.; and sisters Tammie McDonald and Ila St. Francis. Memorial information: Inurnment took place on Aug,. 12 at Clarks Grove Cemetery in Maryville.

• Susan Fay "Sue" (Phelps) Rice, 85, of Buckland, Massachusetts. Died at her home on July 27, 2023. Sue was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts on June 10, 1938 to Roger and Dorothy (Richardson) Phelps. She spent her early years in Colrain, Massachusetts before moving to Ashfield, Massachusetts and graduating from Sanderson Academy. It was at Sanderson that she met and fell in love with her husband, Wesley Rice. She graduated from Becker Junior College in Worcester, Massachusetts. On Sept. 10, 1959, she married Wes and moved with him to Ohio so he could complete his degree. In 1961, Sue, Wes, and daughter Susy returned to Massachusetts, settling in Springfield, where their two other children, Sally and Stephen, were born. Sue was a loving and nurturing mother and remained so throughout her life. In 1972, the family moved to their brand new home in Buckland. Sue worked at the Hawlemont Elementary School as a Title I math tutor for several years, then as a secretary and receptionist at the West County Physicians office in Charlemont, Massachusetts. When Dr. Robert Miller left to start his own practice, Sue served as his secretary and receptionist until her retirement in 2002. Sue contributed to her community as a part of numerous committees. She was a longtime member of Trinity Church in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, where she served in a variety of leadership positions, worked on the garden team, and played in the handbell choir. She was president of the Mohawk Trail Regional High School Music Association, a member of the Buckland Bicentennial committee, and enjoyed volunteering at the Shelburne Falls Village Information Center in her retirement. Sue was, first and foremost, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She is survived by her husband of nearly 64 years, Wesley Rice; her children Susan (Michael) Mead of Charlemont, Sally (Scott) Rice-Lesure of Ashfield, and Stephen (Jennifer) Rice of Brattleboro. In addition, she leaves six beloved grandchildren for whom she was a primary caregiver in their early years and who knew her as "Grammie Sue:" Aaron Mead, Lydia (Mead) Lively, Kayla (Rice) Schmidt, Molly Rice, Mae Rice-Lesure, and Guy Rice-Lesure, as well as three great-grandchildren, Kaia and Willa Mead and Emmaline Sue Lively. She is also survived by three sisters, Margery (Robert) Wallner of Greenfield, Donna Lynch of New Hampshire, and Robin Phelps of Connecticut, as well as her sister-in-law, Priscilla Phelps of Greenfield. She was predeceased by her parents, and her brother, Daniel Phelps. Memorial information: A celebration of Sue's life will be held on Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Church, 17 Severance St., Shelburne Falls, with a reception in the fellowship hall to follow. Donations to Pioneer Valley Hospice & Palliative Care (, 329 Conway St., Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301, or Cure PSP (, 325 Hudson St., Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10013. Cure PSP seeks to raise awareness, build community, improve care, and find a cure for progressive supranuclear palsy.

• Walter Patrick "Wally" Roberts, 89, of Brattleboro. Died Aug. 7, 2023, in the comfort of his home, following an extended period of declining health. Mr. Roberts was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on Oct. 3, 1933, the son of John J. and Anna (Garrity) Roberts. He was raised and educated in Lowell, attending Sacred Heart Parochial School AND graduating from Keith Academy, CFX Boys High School, Class of 1951. He went on to attend Oblate College and Catholic University, both in Washington, D.C. Mr. Roberts completed graduate work at Boston College. He entered Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1951 and was ordained a Priest in 1960. His priestly ministry was spent mainly in parishes and high schools in Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. In September 1973, he assumed the pastorate at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Brattleboro. In 1978, he left the priesthood after serving as pastor of St. Michael's for five years. Mr. Roberts later worked as an auditor and supervisor for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, retiring in 2007. Steadfast in his daily walk of faith, he was a longtime communicant of Saint Michael's Parish. During his retirement, he ministered to bereaved families, conducting funerals, memorial services, and graveside committal services, giving consoling comfort and spiritual guidance to many area families. Of his pastimes and interests, Wally enjoyed taking day trips, especially afternoon rides with his wife, cutting wood, walking his beloved dogs, reading, and following sports. On May 5, 1979 in Brattleboro, he was married to Karen Castine Clarke, who survives. Besides his faithful and devoted wife of 44 years, he leaves three sons, Arnold Clarke and his wife Sue, Michael Clarke and his wife Cindy, and Brian Clarke, all of Brattleboro; two daughters, Kim Doleszny and her husband, Mike, of Guilford and Katrina Willette and her husband, Chris, of Brattleboro; a brother, Fred Roberts and his wife Theresa of Chelmsford, Massachusetts; and a sister, Sister Helen Roberts, OSF, of Quincy, Massachusetts. Additionally, he is survived by 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Francis Roberts, John Roberts, and Paul Roberts; sisters Marion Sweeney, Anne Casey, Dorothy Roberts, Rita Coughlin, Eileen Shea, and Mary Alice Curran; and a granddaughter, Caitlin Clarke Cheslawski. Memorial information: A funeral Mass was held Aug. 12 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with committal rites and burial in St. Michael's Parish Cemetery. Donations to Oblates of Mary Immaculate, 486 Chandler St., Tewksbury, MA 01876; or Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302. To share a memory or offer condolences to the family, visit

• Joseph L. "Leo" Weinburg, 63, of Bennington. Died suddenly, after a brief illness, on Aug. 3, 2023 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Leo was born in Salem, Massachusetts on April 1, 1960, the son of the late Henry and M. Anita (Bernier) Weinburg and attended Salem schools. He loved the water, kayaking, carpentry, repurposing, Harley motorcycles and, most of all, his family. Leo worked in retail management for many years and previously, with his wife and son, owned Pizzeria LaToscanella in West Dover. He was an exceptionally proud grandfather to Jackson T. and Casey L. Weinburg. In addition to his grandsons, he leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Glennice (Webber) Weinburg of Bennington, whom he married on Feb. 14, 1981 in Salem; his son Christopher L. Weinburg and Beth Gypson of Readsboro; daughter Elizabeth A. Weinburg of Bennington; and former daughter-in-law Danielle Mixon, as well as many friends and extended family. Memorial information: A intimate graveside service for Leo was held Aug. 9 in Readsboro Village Cemetery. Donations to the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Cancer Resource Patient Fund, in care of Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences, visit

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