• Vaughn G. Adams
    March 13,2013

    Vaughn G. Adams Rites

    BERLIN — The funeral service and celebration of life for Vaughn G. Adams, 76, of Highland Avenue, was held on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the First Congregational Church of Berlin. He died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his home.

    The Rev. Dereen Vanderlinde-Abernathy, pastor of the church, officiated. The lighting of the candles was by Vaughn’s granddaughters Bailee Hudson and Jayden Hudson. The prelude was performed by harpists and granddaughters Fiona Adams and Shannon Adams. Organist and pianist Trina Newland accompanied the congregation in the hymns “Faith of Our Fathers” and “How Great Thou Art” and accompanied friend Judy Cookson in “The Lord’s Prayer.” Grandson Dalton Cody sang the hymn “Amazing Grace.”

    Scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments were by daughter Beth Cody, and words of remembrance were offered by grandson Ryan Gariboldi.

    Entombment took place in the Hooker and Whitcomb Vault in Barre to await later interment in the Berlin Corner Cemetery. The bearers were nephews Andy Adams, Eric Bashaw, Gregg Bashaw, Doug Clark and Mike Clark.

    Following the service, family and friends gathered in the Parish Hall for a time of sharing and refreshments.

    Members of the Mad River Masonic Lodge 77 of Waitsfield and the Wyoming Masonic Lodge 80 of Plainfield provided the Masonic service on Saturday evening at 7:45 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, with Gerry Maynard as master and Charlie Codling as chaplain.

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