Obituaries

Sean P. Francalangia
– Eden
Sean P. Francalangia, 24, passed away suddenly on Sept. 7, 2014. Sean was born in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 28, 1989, to Karen Gilman and Eric Francalangia. Everyone who knew Sean couldn’t help but be affected by his spirit, courage, compassion, and love for life. He loved nature and the outdoors. His passion for health and well-being was infectious and was only bettered by his compassion for people. He was a hard worker and spent many hours chopping wood and gardening for his family. He was always willing to help someone in need. He did everything he could to try to fix himself. Sadly, he lost an impossible battle. His spirit will live on through everyone he has touched. Among his survivors is a brother, Matt Therrien of Charlotte. He captured the hearts of many other family and friends. A memorial service was held at the Swanton Village Office, 120 First St., Swanton, on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

Frances D. Hall
– Shelburne
Frances D. Hall, 89, of Shelburne, died on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 17, 1925, the daughter of the late Hartwell and Carrie (King) Danyew. She graduated from Waterbury High School. On June 14, 1947, she was married to Robert Hall in Burlington. Frances worked at the Burlington Free Press for five years, in the Shelburne School District as a teacher’s paraprofessional for several years, and later at General Electric for 10 years. After retirement, Fran and Bob traveled across the United States in their travel trailer, first in 1986, and again in 1990. During those trips they visited 46 of the 48 continental states and saw every major landmark and National Park. Among her survivors is a son Robbie Hall and wife, Susan, of Charlotte; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at 11am at the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. Visitation will also be Thursday from 10am until the time of the service. Interment will follow at 1:30pm at the Waterbury Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 372 Hurricane Lane, Suite 101, Williston, VT 05495; and/or to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.