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Sept. 8, 2011

 

TAMRA (TAMMY) LYNNE BROWNELL

Tamra (Tammy) Lynne Brownell, of Williston and Hollywood, Fla., passed away on Monday, Aug. 15 2011. Tammy was born in Lafayette, Ind. and raised by her mother, Janet Spreer. Tammy moved to Vermont, where she took a job at Downs, Rachlin & Martin; she was employed there for more than 20 years. Tammy will live on in our hearts as the honest, kindhearted soul she was. Along with being a loving mother, wife and friend, Tammy was a person who enjoyed the simple things in life. She took such great pleasure in the little things, such as snuggling up with her dogs and reading a good book. She enjoyed traveling and experiencing different cultures first-hand. Two of Tammy’s greatest passions were animals and art. These, among many other pieces of Tammy, will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was a wonderful woman and she is to be remembered as so, for all of the wonderful things she did in her life. Tammy, all of our hearts are with you, and hopefully now you are at peace. Tammy leaves behind the person who was by her side for more than 20 years, Randee Brownell; their son, Benjamin, of Williston; and their daughter, Alison Couture and her husband, Mark, and their daughter, Tessa, all of Fairfax. Any and all who wish to make a donation, please send to: Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, Vt. 05403.

 

RICHARD J. “DICK” BOULANGER

Richard J. “Dick” Boulanger passed away on Aug. 30, 2011, in Fletcher Allen Hospital following complications due to cancer. Dick was born June 30, 1938, in Orleans, the son of Joseph L. and Gwendola G. Boulanger. Dick graduated from Orleans High School in 1956 and the University of Vermont in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering; he also served in the Vermont Air National Guard. Upon graduation from UVM, he joined the General Electric Company as a sales engineer and held several positions in New England and California. Dick purchased the Aluminum Cap Seal Company in Colchester in 1969, a manufacturer of foil closures for domestic and international wine and champagne bottles, and operated the business for 31 years until his retirement in 2000. Dick enjoyed peaceful pastimes, like daily walks (up to eight miles) through Williston and taking in views of Lake Champlain, surrounding mountains and sunsets from his home where he lived for 43 years. He was an avid boater and spent many years enjoying Lake Champlain. Along with his wife, Kathy, Dick had a knack for cooking and placed in several national cooking contests. He was also an extraordinary handyman who could build or fix almost anything. We will remember Dick most for his kind- heartedness, quick wit, sense of humor and his unyielding commitment to care for his family. Dick was predeceased by his brothers, Philip, Raymond and David. Dick is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; son, Jay and his wife, Mia Park, of Ithaca, N.Y.; and son, Eric, of Richmond. Surviving brothers and sisters include Francis and wife, Lesta, of Richmond, Va., George and wife, Nancy, of Rome, N.Y., Rita of Hyde Park, N.Y., Leo and wife, Doris, of Vernon, Conn., Joseph and wife, Gloria, of Newport, Eve and husband, Dick Corey, of Williston and Katie and husband, Kenneth Bechert, of Coral Springs, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. The family would especially like to thank Dick’s sister-in-law and wife of David Boulanger (deceased), Mona, of South Burlington and her daughters for their tremendous support. Services and burial at Deer View Cemetery in Williston will be private, and at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorial contributions in Dick’s memory may be made to one’s charity of choice.