Peter Bliek

MILTON – Peter Bliek, 71, died unexpectedly on May 9, 2017 at the University of Vermont Medical Center following a heart attack. Peter was born Jan., 1946 in Oerle, Holland, the son of Nicolaas van den Bliek and Henrica Antonis. …  Read more

Helen Mayville

MILTON – Helen “Nell” Mayville, 91, died peacefully Monday, May 1, 2017 at Starr Farm Nursing facility in Burlington, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born Dec. 27, 1925 in Pittsford, the daughter of Alton and Mary (Carrigan) Grace. …  Read more

Jason Estus

WESTFORD – Jason B. Estus, 39, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 2, 2017 following complications from streptococcus pneumonia. Jason was born May 12, 1977 in Burlington, the son of Gary and Brenda (Guilmette) Estus.  He was a member of Aerie 4218 …  Read more

Frank Root

MILTON – Frank Joseph Root, 74, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Burlington where he resided for the past several years. Frank was born April 14, 1943 in Chicopee, Mass., the son …  Read more

Mary Ferrari

Mary Catherine Ferrari passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 12, 2017. She is survived by her husband, David, of 43 years and daughters Amy Smith, Gina Ferrari Masse and Melissa Wickerd; her grandchildren, Skyler her …  Read more

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Obituary Policy

The Milton Independent prints obituaries, committal notices and in memoriam for Milton and Georgia residents, current and former, or those with connections to our two communities.

Rates: The Independent charges for obituaries using the following scale:

  • First 600 words and photo: FREE
  • Thereafter: $0.25 per word and $5 per extra photo

Committal notices and in memoriam with accompanying photos are free of charge, using the editor’s discretion that the submission is an appropriate length.

Deadlines: Please email all notices to by Mondays at noon. We cannot guarantee placement of any obituary submitted on a Tuesday. Please include the funeral home's contact person for verification.

Billing: Milton Independent staff will handle obituary placement in the paper, but billing will originate from the St. Albans Messenger, 281 North Main St., St. Albans, VT 05478. Contact Gail Wells with any billing questions at or 524-9771 ext. 117.

For more information, contact Courtney Lamdin, editor, at the Milton Independent at 893-2028 or at

Effective: November 13, 2014; replaces 6/13/2013 policy

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