Obituaries for March 20


The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Bristol Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions:

Roger D. Barrett, 83, of Bristol, husband of Joyce (Cook) Barrett, died on Saturday, March 7 at Bristol Hospital.

David R. “Shoemaker” Desmarais,74, of Bristol, died Friday, Jan. 30 at Bristol Hospital.

Verla Ahl (Stephenson) Gabrielson died March 7 after a brief illness with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Florence Mikulak, 86 of Gainesville, Va. and formerly of Bristol, died on Tuesday, March 10. She was the wife of Michael Mikulak.


Ruth (Werner) Neumann, 79, of Burlington, widow of Raymond E. Neumann, died on Thursday, March 5 at Countryside Manor, Bristol.

Ann Marie Reynolds, 84, of Bristol, died on Friday, March 6 at Ingraham Manor.

Cynthia (Cesare) Roys, 50, wife of Richard Roys, died Tuesday, March 10 at Ingraham Manor.

Norman Simard, Sr., 86, of Bristol, widower of Rebecca (Greenlaw) Simard, died on Monday, March 9 at Countryside Manor after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Jean Sorey died on Tuesday, March 10 after a brief illness.

Rose (Fortunato) Turcotte, 98, of Bristol, widow of John J. Turcotte, died on Friday, March 6.

Joan Mary (Bacon) Wheeler, 80, of Bristol died on Friday, March 6.

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