Death notices

Virginia M. Shahan

LEICESTER — Virginia M. Shahan, 91, died Dec. 1, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Leicester. MRS. Shahan was born in Kirksville, Missouri on Jan. 12, 1921. She was the daughter of Owen and Irene (Ford) James. She began teaching at the Vocational High School and other various schools in Addison County. She joined the staff at Middlebury Union High School, where she taught remedial reading for many years. Mr. Shahan predeceased her in 1999.

Steven Michael Sabourin

ORWELL — Steven Michael Sabourin, 60, died Dec. 2, 2012, following a long illness, at his home in Orwell. Sabourin was born in Middlebury on Aug. 20, 1952. He was the son of Edward and Joyce (Jennings) Sabourin. He was a graduate of Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1970. He served in the U.S. Navy in 1971. He has been a resident of Orwell for over 30 years, where he had also raised beef cattle.

Muriel A. Fielder

GOSHEN — Muriel A. Fielder, 82, died unexpectedly upon arrival at her daughter’s home in Sarasota, Fla., Dec. 6, 2012. Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home.

Velma B. Thornton

BRANDON — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec 15, 2012 at St. Mary’s Church in Brandon for Velma B. Thornton, 88, who died in Brandon Dec. 7, 2012. A service followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Brandon.

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