In Memoriam

Lenny Burke, a well-known Rutland man whose life was forever changed by a traumatic brain injury has died. Despite the injury he received as a teenager, Burke went on to be instrumental in changing the way people with T.B.I.s are treated. He was 56.

Lenny Burke, a man beloved in Rutland for his courage and determination in the face of adversity, has died.

Barbara Bush made an indelible mark on the state of Maine, through her generous philanthropy – and the force of her personality. Her death yesterday at 92 is a deeply-felt loss for Kennebunkport, the family's summer home.

Every weekday for more than three decades, his baritone steadied our mornings. Even in moments of chaos and crisis, Carl Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news. But behind that hid a lively sense of humor, revealed to listeners late in his career, when he became the beloved judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! NPR's news quiz show.

Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Md. He was 84.

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One of Vermont's best-known entrepreneurs, Antonio Pomerleau, has died at the age of 100.

Robert De Cormier was a composer, musician and arranger of choral music and worked with groups such as Peter, Paul and Mary and Harry Belafonte. He lived in Vermont for decades and passed away Tuesday.

Robert De Cormier, a composer, musician and prolific arranger of choral music, passed away Tuesday at the age of 95.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

Actor and former lawmaker Sam Lloyd died Friday at his home in Weston. Lloyd, who was 91, led a remarkably full civic and stage life.

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Acclaimed Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher has died. Mosher, 74, succumbed to cancer Sunday morning at his home in Irasburg.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust

A one-time Vermont resident who was honored for her work saving the lives of Jews during World War II has died. 


Dr. Arthur Wolk, a beloved Rutland area pediatrician, died Thursday at the age of 97. Wolk took care of thousands of children in his 42-year medical career.

For many years, Ruth Page, with her husband, Proctor Page, owned and published the Suburban List, a Chittenden County weekly newspaper. Later, Page became editor of National Gardening Magazine, which led to a nationally-syndicated public radio program, "Ruth Page's Gardening Journal," which in turn led to a book.

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The eighth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington has died. Kenneth Angell, who served as bishop of the Burlington Diocese for 12 years, died Tuesday at a nursing home in Winooski. He was 86 years old.

When golf legend Arnold Palmer died last Sunday, tributes and remembrances poured in from around the world. The loss hit home especially hard in places like Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where Palmer lived after retirement, and from locations like Augusta, Georgia where "The King," as he was known in the golf world, won four Masters tournaments over his amazing career.

Steve Solberg

Early Sunday morning, Vermont lost one of its defining voices. Poet, playwright and musician David Budbill died at the age of 76.


Once called the unofficial poet-laureate of the Northeast Kingdom, poet Leland Kinsey has died at the age of 66. 

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Dr. Dennis McCullough, a Norwich resident who pioneered the slow medicine movement, died unexpectedly earlier this month. He was 72.

photo: Rob Swanson

Well-known former Vermont journalist Rod Clarke has died at 77.

Stowe native Callagy Fahey Ross, 23, died in a snowboarding accident at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on Monday. According to an article in the Jackson Hole News & Guide, Ross had moved to Jackson Hole just five days prior to work at the resort's ticketing office.

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Vermonters are reacting to the news that former Lt. Gov. and state senator Barbara Snelling has died at the age of 87. Snelling died Monday at her home in South Burlington with friends and family by her side.

Snelling's son, Mark Snelling, joined VPR to share memories of his mother and discuss her political legacy in Vermont.

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Former Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords has died. A lifelong moderate Republican, Jeffords earned national fame in May 2001 when he abandoned his party and became an independent, single-handedly shifting the balance of power in the Senate.