Sarah McDonald

Obituary: Sarah J. McDonald

Williston/Milton – Sarah Jean McDonald, 60, died peacefully on Nov. 25, 2017 at the Burlington Health and Rehab Center. Sarah was born in Burlington on Sept. 2, 1957, the daughter of Francis and Eleanor (Lane) McDonald. She graduated from Milton …  Read more

Michael Daley

Obituary: Michael S. Daley

MILTON – Michael Shamus Daley was born May 25, 1940 at the Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital in Burlington to John Joseph and Mary Louise (Laird) Daley. The ninth of 10 brothers and sisters, Michael grew up surrounded by friends and family …  Read more

Doris Lipshutz

FORT MYERS, FLA./PHILADELPHIA, PENN. – Doris Elizabeth Lipshutz, 80, died peacefully on Nov. 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, Penn. She was born, Nov. 6, 1936 in Camden, N.J. to loving parents, John and Rose (DiGangi) DiTullio, a large extended Italian family. …  Read more

Ken Bonin

GEORGIA – Ken Bonin, a longtime community resident, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Born in Rochester, N.Y. on July 22, 1963, he was the son of the late George and Arlene …  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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