Joan Bousquet of Irasburg (center) has visited her husband Robert Bousquet at the Bel-Aire Center, a nursing home in Newport Vermont, every day since his long-delayed arrival. Diane Bapp of Barton, a family friend, often joins her for them there.

Joan Bousquet of Irasburg (center) has visited her husband Robert Bousquet at the Bel-Aire Center, a nursing home in Newport Vermont, every day since his long-delayed arrival. Diane Bapp of Barton, a family friend, often joins her for them there.