Month: January 2017

Lena Gaudette

MILTON – Lena L. Gaudette, 78, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2017 at her home on Route 7, surrounded by her family. Lena was born April 12, 1938 in Milton, the daughter of the late William and Lucy Sweeney Dubie. On Nov. 2, 1958 she married Norris Gaudette who predeceased her on April 20, 2005. Lena was loved by so many. She always opened her home to strangers and made them family. Lena loved spending time with her family. She loved being a mother and grandmother. In her early years, she enjoyed painting pottery with her good friends....

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Marie O’Connor

MILTON – Marie-Ann O’Connor R.N., 85, of Everest Road, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, Jan. 24, 2017 at her home in Milton in the presence of her very good friend and caregiver, Char Aldrich. Marie was born Dec. 22, 1931 in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of the late Thomas and Jane Manning O’Connor. She attended schools in Connecticut, graduating from Mt. St. Joseph’s Academy in West Hartford. She received her R.N. diploma from Middlesex Memorial School of Nursing, her B.S. in nursing from the University of Bridgeport and her master’s degree in nursing service administration from Columbia University in...

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Cleo: A good girl

One four-legged Milton resident made history last weekend. Cleo the therapy dog joined the scores of people who descended on Vermont’s capital for the Montpelier Women’s March last Saturday. An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people, more than twice the city’s population, marched in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands in Washington D.C. and sister marches around the country and world to voice support for women’s rights and enthusiastically denounce Donald Trump’s presidency. “It was amazing, it really was,” Cleo’s owner, Janet Dooley, reflected. “[Cleo] was absolutely wonderful.” Last Saturday, the black standard poodle donned her own bright pink hat...

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Milton dispatch part of 9-town study

Milton’s emergency dispatch services may be in for a change. The town is one of nine municipalities taking part in an implementation study by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, CCRPC executive director Charlie Baker said. Following municipal budget pressures, changing technology and more, the study aims to analyze if a regional dispatch approach would be a more effective route for both the public’s wellbeing and their taxes. In Milton, both the police and fire and rescue chiefs support the idea, as long as it’s done right, they said. “Time is of the essence in the work that we...

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Bridal business weds hair and makeup

For bridal makeup and hair stylist Sarah Crowley, the best part of a wedding isn’t when the bride walks down the aisle – it’s when the getting ready process comes to an end. With her dress zipped, a veil slipped on and makeup and hair done, the bride is finally at ease after months and sometimes years of planning. And her bridal party is in awe. “It moves me,” Crowley said, noting she often cries alongside her client’s mom and bridesmaids, tissues in hand. “The energy that happens in that moment is just amazing.” The Milton native is the...

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