April 25, 2017



Leah Maple Boutin, 88, of Williston, passed away Nov. 13, 2012. She was born April 22, 1924, to Frank Senna and Leona Lapierre. Leah was predeceased by her husband, Robert Maple; son, Larry Maple; second husband, Albert Boutin; sister, Theresa Lehoullier; brother, Peter Senna; half brother, Clement Senna; and half sister, Julianne Washburn. Leah is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Maple; granddaughter, Angie Maple; sisters, Janet Senna, Janice Lague, Dorothy Theriault, and sister, caregiver and best friend, Doris Lamphere. At Leah’s request, there will be no services.



Charlene Tibbits Johnston, 73, of Williston, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at home surrounded by her family, after a two-year bout with lung cancer. Charlene was the youngest daughter of Ivan and Myrtle Tibbits of Enosburg Falls. She graduated from Enosburg Falls High School in 1957. Charlene married Vernon Johnston on Dec. 2, 1961. Charlene is survived by her husband, Vernon of Williston; daughter, Laura of Winooski; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Karen and John Colgrove; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sisters, Lucille, Geraldine Godin, and Susan; and two brothers, Ivan and Paul. Family and friends were invited to a gathering at the Johnston home on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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