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Burlington Free Press Obituaries 02/2001

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BFP<br /> February 2001 Obits

Obituaries

February
2001

February 1
BEN C. BOWMAN TOPSHAM, MAINE — Ben C.
Bowman, Director of Libraries at the University of Vermont from 1961 to
1965, died February 1 in his home in Topsham, Maine, at age 88.
Previously he had been Assistant Librarian at the Newberry Library in
Chicago, and subsequently was Librarian at Hunter College in New York
City, and Director of Libraries at the University of Rochester before
retiring to Rockport, Maine in 1979. He was born in Los Angeles December
22, 1912, and educated at the University of Oregon, Eugene, where he
took BA and MA degrees in English. His doctoral program at the
University of Chicago was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II.
He enlisted in 1942, and began his library career after discharge in
1946 and completion of Library Science courses at the University of
Chicago. Surviving is his wife Marion, whom he marred in Chicago May 2,
1951. Memorial services will be held in the late spring in Rockport.
DR. WILLIAM MEAD GRIFFIN QUECHEE — Dr.
William Mead Griffin peacefully passed away Feb. 01, 2001, in the Mount
Ascutney Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by family and dedicated
medical staff after a valiant struggle with heart disease. Dr. Griffin
was predeceased by a son, William Mead Griffin Jr., in 1976; and an
infant daughter, Nancy, in 1945. He was 83. ""Dr. Bill was a
graduate of the University of Vermont and Long Island College of
Medicine. His first practice was in Brattleboro, where he and his first
wife, Shirley (Mayforth), started his family. He also proudly served his
country in World War II and the Korean War in the Hospital Medical Corps
(Air Force). In 1953, the Griffins moved to Hackensack, N.J., his home
town, so he could specialize in OB/GYN. Over the course of a successful
career, he rose to become Director of OB/GYN at Hackensack Medical
Center. Additionally, he served as an assistant professor at the
University Medical/Dental School of New Jersey. He was known for his
patience, surgical smoothness, and depth as a teacher and mentor. Dr.
Bill enjoyed bringing children safely into the world, the precision of
surgery, and sharing his passion for medicine. Dr. Griffin had a
not-so-quiet side; he took great pleasure in living life to the fullest.
As a younger man, he raced sports cars and boats, hunted, scuba dived,
motorcycled, and skied, all of which he did very well, and he
appreciated others with the same zest for doing thrilling activities.
There came a point, however, when the pace slowed. After 40 years of
active practice, he retired to a ""gentleman’s horse farm in
Quechee with his beloved wife, Merrilyn (Runge), in 1993. He enjoyed his
leisure time with the family horses, several endearing cats (most
especially ""Mandy), and flying his airplane. ll Griffin will
be remembered for his deep desire to live, his quiet dignity, and a
sharp, dry humor. This character trait remained with him, even in his
final days at Ascutney as he, ever the gentleman, traded one- liners
with the nurses. He is survived by his devoted wife of 18 years, Merri-Lyn;
a half brother, Michael Griffin of Barnet; his children and
grandchildren: Sandra (Griffin) DiPhillips and her son, Evan, of
Londonderry, N.H., Patricia Griffin of Williston, David and Elaine
Griffin of Cherry Hill, N.J., and their girls, Laura and Emma; Meg
(Griffin) and David Reign and their son, Christopher, of Asburn, Va. A
memorial service will take place in Faith United Methodist Church in
South Burlington on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of
flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be made to the Faith United
Methodist Church Organ Fund.
February 
2
ANTHONY E. YANKAUSKAS HYDE PARK — Anthony
""Papa Tony” E. Yankauskas passed away Feb. 2, 2001, while in
Copley Manor in Morrisville. Tony was born Aug. 21, 1916, in New
Britain, Conn., in the house next door to the one he lived all but the
last 10 years of his life. He moved to Vermont after suffering a
debilitating stroke and first lived at Maple Lane Nursing Home in
Barton. After he regained his motor skills sufficiently to live an
independent lifestyle, he purchased a home across the street from
Lamoille Valley Veterinary Services, where his two daughters work. He
lived there up until his last six months, when he moved to a facilitated
care residence in Copley Manor. He was predeceased by his wife, Lucille;
his mother Ona Uzdavanis, his sister Esther Yankauskas, and his two
brothers, Alexander Yankaskas and Charles Yankauskas. He is survived by
his five children, Tony Yankauskas and his wife, Toby and their two
children, Ross and Lisa; Dean Yankauskas, Paula Yankauskas and her
husband, Dale Martin and their three children, Sarah, Jacob, and Dorigen;
Valerie Yankauskas, and Daniel Yankauskas; the extended family of Bess
Martin of Wolcott; and his faithful friend and companion, Otto, a golden
retriever. The funeral services were held in New Britain, Conn., on Feb.
6, 2001, as was his wish to come back home to be buried next to his
wife.
February 
3
FLOYD ARTHUR HINMAN MARBLEHEAD, Mass. –
Floyd Arthur Hinman, 91, of Marblehead, died at his residence Saturday,
Feb. 3, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret K.
(Templeton) Hinman; one daughter, Virginia L. Bonsignore; two
granddaughters, Linda Chardon and her husband, Richard, and Pauline
Bonsignore; and one great-grandson, Skylar Floyd Chardon. A memorial
service will be held at noon, on Saturday, Feb. 10, in St. Stephen
Methodist Church, 67 Cornell St., Marblehead, Mass. Those desiring may
send donations in his memory to H.A.W.C. Attn: Stevie Neal, 27 Congress
St., Salem, MA 01970; or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are
by Eustis-Cornell Funeral Home of J.S. Waterman & Sons, Marblehead,
Mass.
BARBARA (JONES) REESE WAYLAND, Mass. –
Barbara Reese of Wayland, Mass., died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. She was
the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Charles Stanley Jones. The Rev.
Jones was the minister of the First Congregational Church in Burlington
for more than 25 years. Barbara is also survived by a daughter, Sally
Galyon of Lansing, Mich.; and grandchildren Addison and Ashley of
Lansing. Barbara was an accomplished artist and has had her work
exhibited nationally and locally including the Fleming Museum in
Burlington. A memorial service was held Feb. 8, 2001, at the Wellesley
Congregational Church in Wellesley, Mass. Her ashes will be buried in
the memorial garden of the First Congregational Church in Burlington at
a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to
the Wayside Hospice, 266 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778.
ELLA RYAN TICONDEROGA,NY — Ella Ryan, 83,
formerly of Baldwin Road in Ticonderoga died Saturday, February 3, 2001
in the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester following a long
illness. She was born in New York City on November 14, 1917, the
daughter of Charles and Theresa (Imp) Neaman. Ella was a volunteer at
MosesLudington Hospital as well as being a member of the Moses Ludington
Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of the Ticonderoga Carillon Garden
Club and the Daisies. She was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of
the Cross in Ticonderoga. She is survived by one son and
daughter-in-law, William C. and Marcia Ryan of Grand Isle, grandaughter
Amanda Ryan and grandson William B. Ryan; two brothers, Charles Neaman
of Sandy UT and Alfred Neaman of Port St. Lucie, FL; and several nieces
and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband William J. Ryan; one
brother, Herbert Neaman; and one sister, Gertrude Neaman. Calling hours
will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2001 in
the Connery & Gunning Funeral Home in Ticonderoga. A funeral service
will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Marjorie
Floor,Pastor of the Episcopal Church of the Cross officiating. Ella will
be buried next to her husband in the Valley View Cemetary in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Ticonderoga
Emergency Squad, 1 Depot Street, Ticonderoga, NY 12883
February 
4
FRANCES M. ""TATTIE” BATES
MAUMEE, Ohio — Miss Frances M. ""Tattie” Bates, 96, formerly
of Montpelier, Vt., passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Elizabeth Scott
Nursing Care Center in Maumee, where she had lived for the past four
years. She previously lived for several years at Oak Leaf Manor on
Holland Sylvania Road. A graduate of People Academy in Morrisville, Vt.,
she received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Vermont in
Burlington and a master of social work degree from Columbia University
in New York City. Tattie was a social worker for several years in
Hartford, Conn., then moved to Montpelier, where she was eventually
elevated to the position of statewide director of Welfare for the state
of Vermont, a position she held for many years until her retirement in
1971. In her retirement, she enjoyed playing bridge. Survivors are her
brother, Dr. George N. (Florence) Bates; nephews Dr. Christopher Bates,
Philip, and Brian Bates; nieces Andrea and Anne Bates; many grandnephews
and grandnieces. Her sister, Marian Hart; nephew George L.
""Judd” Bates; and niece Seana Bates, preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Road on
Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial
will follow in Historic St. Patrick’s Church, Downtown, at 11 a.m.
Interment will take place in St. Theresa Cemetery in Hyde Park, Vt.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Historic St. Patrick’s
Church.
DORTHY A. MILLS NORTH FERRISBURGH –
Dorothy Elaine (Adams) Mills, 78, lifetime resident of North Ferrisburgh,
died unexpectedly Sunday, February 4, 2001 in her home on Old Hollow
Road. Born August 13, 1922 to Bertha (Shirey) and Ralph Adams of North
Ferrisburgh. Dorothy attended the Stage Road Grammar School and
graduated from Burlington High School at the age of 16. She married
Martin Edward Mills in 1950, he predeceased her in 1986. Dorothy carried
a profound love of reading and history throughout her life. She shared
this with her children who survive her. Steven and Ida Adams of
Hollywood, Florida, Sharon Caswell of Bedford, Texas, Andrea Mills of
Worcester, Vermont, Eric Mills and Lisa Cronin of Pelham, New Hampshire,
Meredith and Jonathan Johnson of Lincoln, Lisa and Malcolm Schinstine,
MD, of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, and Victoria and Franklin Loven of
North Ferrisburgh. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; one great
granddaughter; nieces, nephews, and many friends. Dorothy was a
homemaker and worked at the Ferrisburgh Central School Lunch Program for
seventeen years. She was a life long member of the North Ferrisburgh
United Methodist Church, where she served as Lay Leader and taught
Sunday School. She was an instructor for American Red Cross swimming
lessons at the Charlotte Town Beach. She also enjoyed traveling, and
visited sites in the United States, Europe, and South Africa. Calling
hours for Dorothy will be in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes
Wednesday February 7, from 6-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held in the
North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church, Thursday February 8 at 11:00
a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bixby
Memorial Library, 258 Main Street, Vergennes, Vermont 05491.
February 
5
VIRGINIA MAY BERG UNDERHILL CENTER –
Virginia May Berg, 79, died in her home in Underhill Center on Monday
February 5, 2001 following several years of failing health She was born
in Chicago IL on December 26, 1921, the daughter of Jack Daniel and Lucy
(LaPatra) Berg. She graduated from Rochester, NY High School and Genesee
Secretarial School. For many years she was employed as a secretary and
more recently had worked as a bookkeeper at Grandway until their
closing. Virginia was a member of St. Thomas Church in Underhill Center.
She was an avid quilter and loved doing needlepoint. She enjoyed many
friends and her sweet dog, Molly. She is survived by her devoted
companion of 37 years, Norman E. Slattery, her faithful neighbors, Rob
and Lori Frohock and their children Ashley and Andrew. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday February 8, 2001 in St.
Thomas Church, Underhill Center. Burial will take place in St. Thomas
Cemetery in the spring. Visiting hours are Wednesday, February 7, 2001
from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot Street,
Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, VT 05446.
 
ALLENE S. FISCH BROOKLINE, MASS. — Allene
(Small) Fisch, a recognized childcare specialist, has died in her
Brookline, Mass. home on Monday, February 5, 2001 after a long battle
with breast cancer. She was 58. Ms. Fisch was born in New York City and
raised in Jamaica Estates, Queens, NY. She received a Bachelor of Arts
degree in English from New York University, a masters degree from
Queen’s College and a C.A.G.S. from Harvard University. More recently,
Ms. Fisch was employed as a consultant in corporate family counseling at
Ceridian Corporation. From 1982 to 1993 she served as founder and
president of Child-Care Placement Service, Inc. (CCPS), one of the first
nanny placement agencies in the country. Featured in such media as
""The Wall Street Journal and ""The Boston Globe
among others. Child-Care Placement Service was the most experienced
nanny placement agency in New England. Fisch was also a founding member
of the Network of American Nanny Agencies (NANA), an organization formed
to lobby for stricter controls over the foreign au pair program. Before
founding CCPS, Fisch served as a learning disabilities specialist at the
Maimonides School, Milton Academy and the Lincoln Public Schools. She
also taught the learning disabled in both the Colorado and New York
Public School Systems. Ms. Fisch volunteered with Read Boston at the
Women’s Lunch Place. She was a member of Temple Israel and The Joy Luck
Investment Club. Fisch was a past Board Member of the Brookline Extended
Day Program. She enjoyed swimming, hiking, kayaking, biking, yoga and
walking. She especially reveled in time spent with family and friends at
her vacation home in Mile Point, Vermont. Daughter of the late Rita
(Franklin) Small, she leaves her father and stepmother, Morris and
Dorothy Small of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; her husband, Dr. Alan Fisch
of Brookline, Mass.; two sons, Dr. Zachary Meisel of Philadelphia, PA
and Jacob Fisch of Cambridge, Mass.; daughter Aren Small of Burlington
and daughter-in-law of Dr. Courtney Schreiber of Philadelphia, PA. She
was the dear sister of the late Deanna Small. Funeral services, under
the direction of the Levine Chapel, Brookline, Mass. will be at Temple
Israel, Longwood Avenue and Plymouth Street, Boston, Mass. (parking
available on the Riverway), on Wednesday, February 7, at 11:00 AM.
Memorial observance Wednesday until 8 PM, Thursday 12-8 PM and Friday
12-4:30 PM at her late residence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Music Fund at Temple Israel, 02215 or to Dana-Farber Breast
Cancer Program, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston,
MA 02115.
BANBA ANN FOLEY BURLINGTON — Banba Ann
Foley, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 5, 2001 in
Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in Burlington on June 18, 1933,
the daughter of the late Francis D. and Mary Ellen (Merrill) Foley. She
graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s Academy and Regis College with a degree in
nutrition. After graduation she worked in Boston, returning to
Burlington in 1965. She retired from the Department of Education in
1988. She is survived by a brother, Robert and his wife, Sue of Florida;
nieces, Delphia and Courtney Foley, Heather Joe-Joe and husband Bruce,
Phebe Wehner and husband Tom, all of Massachusetts; good friends and
neighbors Marisha and Hamilton Ramos and their children. She was
predeceased by a brother, Francis of Lee, Mass. At Banba’s request there
will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Friday, February 9, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be
made to the South Burlington Fire Department, c/o Chief Michael O’Neil,
575 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403. Arrangements are by the
Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd.
CHESTER S. KUREK SWANTON — Chester S.
Kurek, 73, passed away unexpectedly in Northwestern Medical Center in
St. Albans on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. He was born in Chicago on March 8,
1927, the son of John and Mary (Poyzek) Kurek. He was a machine
operator, most recently with Fonda Container Corp. in St. Albans. He was
a U.S. Air Force veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He
leaves his brother and his wife, Stanley and Peggy Kurek of Town Creek,
Ala.; nieces and nephews Rose Mary Pueschner, Geraldine Stanbaur,
Caroline Suski, and John Chojnacki; his stepson, John Desrochers and his
wife, Valarie and their children, Shawna and Brian; and his longtime
friend, Eva Durkee and her family. Funeral services will be held
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel,
97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington.
LAWRENCE G. LADABOUCHE BURLINGTON –
Lawrence G. Ladabouche, 90, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in Fletcher Allen
Health Care following several years of ill health. He was born in
Pittsfield on Sept. 3, 1910, the son of Frank and Edith (Butler)
Ladabouche. He married Florence Church on Sept. 15, 1936, in St. Albans.
Lawrence was a brakeman for the railroad for many years. He enjoyed
doing jigsaw puzzles and fishing. He was an avid reader who enjoyed
stories on a variety of subjects. He is survived by seven children, Mary
and Lyle Derouchie of Williston, Carol Mailhot of Burlington, Theresa
Atwell of California, Richard and Joyce Ladabouche of Morrisville,
Robert Ladabouche and Joyce Boisvine, both of Burlington, and George
Ladabouche of Rhode Island; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother,
Bernard Ladabouche; and sisters Hazel Devino of Bristol and Helen
Bocchaino, Frances Blanco, Marion Becker, Joan Skofield, Raquel
Gadleskie, and Patricia and her husband, all of Connecticut; and
numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife,
Florence, on April 14, 1994; his daughter, Nancy Connelly; sisters
Elaine Massa, Jean Bonie, Jane Zieger; and brothers William and John
Ladabouche. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at
10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union
St., Burlington, with burial following in New Mount Calvary Cemetery,
Plattsburgh Ave. Visiting hours are Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, from 5:00 to
8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be
made to VNA Home Care, 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, VT 05446.
JANET G WILSON MIDDLEBURY, VT — Janet G.
Wilson, age 74 died peacefully at home on Monday, February 5, 2001.
Janet Garland Wilson was born on August 24, 1926 in White Plains, New
York, the daughter of Agnes(Shay) Garland and Arthur Raymond Garland,
Sr. She graduated from White Plains High School in 1944 and two years
later from Lasell College in Auburndale,Mass. After employment with
Lasell and with American Broadcasting Company in New York City, she
moved to Schenectady, NY where she worked for Union College. She married
David Kimball Wilton Wilson in Schenectady in July, 1953, and they
raised their family there. Mrs. Wilson was active in the Junior League
of Schenectady, and was named its Volunteer of the Year in 1967. She
also volunteered at the Schenectady Museum, and was chairman of the
Schenectady School Systems Sciences and Arts Camp, as well as a member
of the New York State Women’s Legislative Forum. She and her family
attended St. George’s Episcopal Church, where she was involved in many
church and diocesan activities. In1973, after a move to Essex NY, the
family’s longtime summer residence, Mrs. Wilson became a lay reader at
St. John’s Episcopal Church. She was first Executive Director of the
Essex County Arts Council (now the Arts Council for the Northern
Adirondacks.) For five years, she was the proprietor of The Shop on the
Shore, a small book and gift shop in Essex, specializing in books about
the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain. Most recently, after a 1986 move to
Middlebury, Mrs. Wilson was active at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church,
serving twice on the vestry and chairing the committee that developed
the church’s Festive Fall Weekend fund-raiser. She was Executive
Director of Interfaith Housing Corporation of Addison County from 1987
to 1989 during the construction of the Pine Meadow Project. She also
worked part time at Frog Hollow Art Shop for many years. Mrs. Wilson is
survived by her husband David, and daughter Elizabeth of Middlebury, a
son David K.W. Wilson, Jr. and daughter-in-law Kate of Helena, MT and
Boston MA; a son Andrew Wilson and daughter-in-law Darcy of Tyrone, PA
and five granddaughters, Charlotte, Mairin, Emilly, Hope and Grace. A
memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on
Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice,
P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753
February
6
GEORGE F CHARRON BURLINGTON — George F.
Charron, 59, of Burlington, died peacefully at his home Tuesday February
6, 2001 surrounded by his family. George was born November 15, 1940 in
Burlington, the son of Francis (Frank) and Valeta Murray Charron. He
married Christine Fitzsimons on February 16, 1963. George attended
Nazareth School and graduated from Burlington High School, class of
1959. Upon graduation from high school, George served in the Vermont
National Guard from 1959 until 1967. He worked at Grand Union in the
early 1960’s. When his children were young, he was the Purchasing Agent
for the North End Little League. George worked at IBM from 1964 until
1993. After many devoted years at IBM, he more recently worked at
Colchester Variety Store and Able Paint and Glass. George went back to
IBM and loved being with the last crew he worked with until his illness
forced him to stop working in June, 2000. George’s love as a youth was
the Burlington Boys Club where he learned to play guitar. George was a
lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral where he was always active.
As a youth, he was an altar boy and member of the youth choir. Later he
was an usher, served on the liturgy committee, and was a leader of the
Youth Group. He went on many Youth Leadership Development Retreats.
George was also the music leader for numerous State Catholic Youth
Congresses. He served as leader of several folk groups at St. Joseph’s
for 25 years. For a number of years he worked for the St. Joseph’s Home
and School Association and served on the School Board for St. Joseph’s
School. George was involved in Cursillo, serving as Rector and
participating in many Men’s Vermont Cursillo teams. Those who have made
Cursillo will remember the many Ultreyas he played music for. He sang
and played the guitar for many years, serving the Lord with his
prayerful singing at liturgies, weddings, funerals and other gatherings
and functions. He especially enjoyed and was proud of doing the music
for the Tenebrae Service during Holy Week. One of his proudest
accomplishment was being able to provide music for all five of his
children’s confirmations and weddings as well as his grandchildren’s
baptisms. George loved planting flowers, camping, golf, bowling and
fishing. His greatest love however was singing and playing the guitar.
His grandchildren will never forget Pepe singing "Baby
Beluga", "Baa Baa Black Sheep’, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little
Star" and of course, Barney’s "I Love You" song. All of
his friends will remember him singing "You Are My Sunshine"
"Auctioneer" and other fun songs as well as his prayerful
singing of religious songs such as "Brother Jesus" and
"We Thank You Father" and many, many others. His friends and
children will also remember his delicious meat pies at Christmas time.
George leaves his wife and best friend of 37 years, Christine. He leaves
his children, Mark and his wife Paula, and their children Meghan and
Kyle of Concord, NC; Timothy of Burlington; Jean and her husband Steven
Benoit, and their daughter Emma of Burlington; Denise and her husband
Michael Haggerty and their daughters Micaela and Sarah of Burlington;
and Jeffrey and his wife Kristen of Boston. He also leaves his mother,
Valeta Charron and his brother Russell and his wife, Susan. He leaves
many cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. He also leaves many friends
and the large Catholic community of St. Joseph’s. George was predeceased
by his father Frank, and a brother, Richard. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated on Friday, February 9, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St.
Jospeh’s Co-Cathedral Chapel. Internment will follow in Resurrection
Park Cemetery, South Burlington. For those who wish, donations in his
name may be made to St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, 85 Elmwood Ave,
Burlington VT 05401, Howard Center for Human Services, 300 Flynn Ave,
Burlington, VT 05401 or the Sisters of Mercy, 100 Mansfield Avenue,
Burlington, VT 05401. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday February
8, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a special prayer service to be
held at 7:00 p.m. at Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd
ALICE L GILLILAN MILTON — Alice L.
Gillilan, 81 died Tuesday morning, February 6, 2001 in the Rowan Court
Health and Rehabilitation Center in Barre. Mrs. Gillilan was born in
Swanton on May 1, 1919, the daughter of Joseph and Bessie (Sartwell)
Lamphere. On June 3, 1937, she married Earl Gillilan. Alice retired from
General Electric in Burlington in 1982. She made her home in Rowan Court
in Barre since 1996. Prior to this she had lived in Milton for over
sixteen years with her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Lynn Gillilan.
Mrs. Gillilan was a past member of the Milton Rescue Auxilliary. She is
survived by her children Lester Gillilan and his wife Judi of Fletcher;
Linda Boucher and her husband Alcide ""Butch of Milton; Gary
Gillilan and his wife Sandra of Alabama; and daughters-in-law Elaine
Gillilan of Morrisville and Lynn Gillilan of Milton; 10 grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Leonard
Lamphere of Lowell, sisters Mary Smith of Hardwick; and Polly Shatney
and her husband Carroll of Greensboro Bend; an aunt, Marion Spaulding of
Fletcher; an uncle, Cleon Gillilan and his wife Meredith; and several
nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Earl who died in
March, 1980, she was predeceased by her sons George in 1994, Dennis in
1999 and her brothers Jay Lamphere and George Lamphere. A funeral
service will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the
Binghamville United Methodist Church with burial following in the family
lot at Binghamville Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Alice’s memory
may be made to either the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate,
Inc. 12 Hurricane Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston VT 05495 or to a charity
of ones choice. Visiting hours will be held today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00
p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Minor Funeral Home, 237 Rte 7 South,
Milton.
ANDREAS MOISIS BELLOWS FALLS — Andreas
Moisis, 84, of Atkinson Street passed away at his home, surrounded by
his family, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. Andy was born in Patrikki, Cyprus, on
April 24, 1916. As a young man, he left Cyprus and emigrated to London,
where he began his professional wrestling career. While in London, he
pursued his love of cooking through training at the Savoy Hotel, where
he became a chef and started his lifelong career in the world of
cuisine. During World War II, Andy joined Her Majesty’s Service of the
Merchant Marines. His tour of duty comprised of many trips to the United
States to pick up supplies for war-torn England. After the war, Andy
arrived in New York City and ended up in Brattleboro, where he became
chef of the Latchis Restaurant. There, he met his wife, Filomena Lioce,
with whom he celebrated their 56th anniversary Jan. 1. In 1945, the
couple moved to Burlington, where Andy worked as a head chef. Eventually
he became the owner of the Arcadia Restaurant. While in Burlington, the
couple’s three children were born. In 1957, the Moisis family moved to
Bellows Falls, where they purchased and ran the Miss Bellows Falls Diner
for 15 years. They sold the diner and bought and ran Andrew’s Inn until
his retirement to Florida in 1979. Andreas was a member of Chef de
Cuisine for many years; a lifelong member of the Elks, Bellows Falls
Lodge; and longtime member of the Masons, Mount Sinai Temple and
Scottish Rite chapters, Burlington. He was a much loved husband and
father. He is survived by his wife, Filomena of Bellows Falls; son John
of Bellows Falls; daughter Marie of Burlington; and son Andy of New
Hampshire; two sisters and their families in Cyprus; and several
cousins, nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Friday, Feb.
9, 2001, and 11:00 a.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Walpole, N.H.,
followed by burial in the Rockingham Meeting House Cemetery in
Rockingham. There will be no visiting hours. Funeral arrangements are by
Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home, Bellows Falls. In lieu of flowers,
contributions in his memory would be appreciated to Visiting Nurses
Association, One Hospital Court, Bellows Falls, VT 05101.
JOHN P. POWERS CORNWALL — John P. Powers,
70, passed away at his residence Feb. 6, 2001. Calling hours will be
held Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral
service, 117 S. Main St., Middlebury. Funeral services will be held
Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the Cornwall Congregational Church. Interment
and committal services will be held in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery.
Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
DIANE HOPE WEST MILTON — Diane Hope West,
54, of Manley Road in Milton and formerly of South Burlington, died
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 in Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington,
following a long illness, surrounded by her loving family.
""God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he
put His arms around you and whispered "Come to Me". With
tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we love you
dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard
working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only
takes the best. Diane was born in Colchester on September 22, 1946, the
daughter of Kenneth James Pidgeon and Kathleen Eva Deavitt. On December
7, 1963 she married Richard L. West in St. Joseph’s Church in
Burlington. during her life she was very active raising her children and
volunteering for the MS Foundation. She was also a member of St. John
Vianney Parish. She is survived by her husband Richard L. West of
Milton; her three children and their spouses, Robin Kay and James Terry
of Milton; Ronda Lee and Michael Robbins of South Burlington, and
Richard Allen West of Maine; seven grandchildren, Chad and Cory Terry of
Milton, Taylor and Jacob Robbins of South Burlington, Richie West of
South Burlington and his mother Jodie, Joey Bell of Burlington, and
Kaylyn West of Maine; brothers Kenneth J. Pidgeon and his wife Mary, and
Gary Pidgeon and his wife Tammy, and a sister Linda Bates and her
husband Jerry, all of Fletcher. Diane is also survived by her aunts
Vera, Marion and Lorraine; and an uncle, Lyman; several nieces, nephews
and cousins. She was predeceased by buy her mother, Kathleen Eva Deavtt
and father, Kenneth J. Pidgeon Sr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on Friday, February 9, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in St. John Vianney
Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in Resurrection Park
Cemetery. Those who wish, may make contributions in her memory to the MS
Society, Vermont Chapter, 100 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403.
Visiting hours will be on Thursday February 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00p.m.
and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261
Shelburne Rd., Burlington.
February
7
FRANCES VIOLA VAN DRIESSCHE BRADLEY MIDDLEBURY
— Frances Viola VanDreissche Bradley, age 93, passed away at Helen
Porter Nursing Home on February 7, 2001, surrounded by her family. She
was born in Chicago, Ill. on April 2, 1907, the daughter of Frank and
Emily (Hayden) VanDreissche. She worked as a homemaker, as well as at
the A & P, the Park Restaurant in Vergennes and as a housekeeper at
the Basin Harbor Club. She was a past member of St. Peter’s Church in
Vergennes, and Saints Donation and Rogation Church in Randolph. She
married Arthur E. Bradley Sr., her husband of 57 years, in Chicago on
April 26, 1924. He predeceased her on October 29, 1981. She was a member
of St. Anne’s Society, Autumn Years Club and the Gifford Medical Center
Auxiliary. She moved to Vermont in 1926. She was also a great lover of
cats and birds. She is survived by her children, Arthur Bradley, Jr. and
his wife, Marie of Weybridge; Frank Bradley of Braintree; Donald Bradley
and his wife Janice of Milton; Robert Bradley and his wife, Jocelyne of
Addison; Elizabeth Barrett of Georgia, Beverly Schroeder of Bristol,
Mary Bradley of New Milford, Conn.; Florence Martel of Franklin and
Bonnie Mainieri of Colchester. She is also survived by a brother, Thomas
Maroney of Mt. Prospect Ill.; a son-in-law, Willis Paternaude of Copake
Falls, N.Y.; 48 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and
great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was
predeceased by four children, Marguerite, Rose Marie, Joyce and an
infant son; and by three sisters, Marie, Betty and Irene; a
daughter-in-law, Juliette Bradley, sons-in-law, Bernard Barrett and
William Martel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
in Middlebury. Interment and committal services will be held in the
spring at Mountain View Cemetery in Braintree. Memorial contributions
can be made in her memory to the Helen Porter Nursing Home Activity
Fund, c/o Amy Curtis, South Street, Middlebury, VT 05753; or to the
American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier VT 05602. Sanderson
Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.
WILLIAM P. DILLON WILLISTON — William P.
Dillon, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. in Fletcher Allen Health Care
following a lingering illness. He was born Oct. 25, 1923, in Newburgh,
N.Y., the son of the late Edward F. and Anna (Murphy) Dillon. He
graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and enlisted in the U.S. Army in
1943, serving tours of duty in the China, Burma and India theater during
World War II. Following his discharge from the Army, he attended
Columbia University. Jan. 26, 1952, he married Joan Herberg in the
Cathedral of the immaculate Conception in Burlington. He had been
employed as a technician by IBM in Essex Junction prior to his
retirement in 1987. Bill was an avid golfer and a longtime member of
Rocky Ridge Golf Club. He was also a member of B.P.O.E. No. 100 in
Burlington. He was a devoted family man whose wonderful sense of humor
was enjoyed by all. He will be dearly missed. Bill is survived by his
wife, Joan of Williston; their four children, LuAnn Dillon and her fiancé,
Thomas Pierce, of Burlington, Daniel and Shelly Dillon of Tucson, John
E. and Michaela Dillon of Essex Junction, and James and Oonagh Dillon of
Williston; four grandchildren, Jason, Corey, Haley, and Casey Dillon;
two brothers, Edward F. Dilllon of Fayetteville, N.Y., and the Rev.
Richard Dillon of New York City; a sister, Mary Connell of Newburgh,N.Y.;
and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin brother,
John; and a sister, Jean Gordon. The family wishes to thank the
Chittenden County Dialysis Unit for their great care and many acts of
kindness. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at
10:30 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, Essex Junction. Visiting hours will
be at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction,
today from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be
made to a rescue squad of one’s choice.
ESTHER HOWELL FAUST SOUTH BURLINGTON –
Esther Howell Faust, 89, of South Burlington, formerly of Cape May Court
House, N.J. died Wednesday, February 7, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington following a long illness. She was born in Dias Creek, N.J. on
September, 26, 1911, the daughter of the late Clarence and Millicent
(Tomlin) Howell. Esther attended Middle Township, N.J. High School. In
1929 she married Karl Faust in Maryland. She was a member of Old Brick
Church in Cold Brook, N.J. and was a volunteer with Cape May Court House
Museum in New Jersey. Esther was Karl’s loving partner, best friend, and
constant support through law school, the start of his law practice, the
raising of their children, and while touring the country. They laughed
and cried together and truly found life’s many joys. She is survived by
her husband of 72 years, Karl of South Burlington; two children, Stephen
M. and his wife Sande, of Charleston, S.C. and Deborah H. Johnson of
South Burlington; three grandchildren, Richard Faust, Sherri Faust, and
Sarah H. Matthew and her husband, Johnathan; four great-grandchildren,
Matthew Karl Gadue, Christopher E. Cadorette, Tristan R. Matthew, and
Shaelynn E. Matthew; a sister-in-law, Helen Howell; a neice, Barbara
McCracken and her daughter Rebecca. Services will be held at the
convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements
are by the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., South
Burlington.
MARIE L. HORNBECK MIDDLEBURY — Marie L.
Hornbeck, 83, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in Helen Porter Nursing
Home in Middlebury. Marie was born in Orwell on Feb. 17, 1917, the
daughter of John McIntyre and Grace (Underwood) McIntyre. She was a
lifelong resident of Addison County and a member of the United Methodist
Church of Middlebury. Surviving are three sons and their spouses; Ronald
C. and Nita Hornbeck of Whiting, Edward J. and Ann Hornbeck of Whiting,
James E. and Carla Hornbeck of Hubbardton; three daughters, Patricia M.
Hornbeck of Cornwall, Mickey M. Hornbeck-Fielder and her husband, Ron,
of St. Johnsbury, Janice L. MacIntyre and her husband, Mike, of Essex
Junction; one sister, Sue Flanagan of Middlebury; her sister-in-law,
Helen Hornbeck-Pratt of Burlington and her brother-in-law, Dr. John
Browe of Troy, N.Y. Also surviving is her very special friend, Ada
Trombley of Forest Dale; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and
many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband,
Charles, in 1979; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be
held Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the Middlebury United Methodist Church,
North Pleasant Street, Middlebury. Memorial contributions may be made to
Addison County Home Health Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 504, Middlebury,
VT 05753. Arrangements are under the care of Sanderson Funeral Service,
Middlebury.
GERALDINE V LOUKES NEWPORT — Geraldine V.
Loukes, 95, passed away at the North Country Hospital in Newport on
Wednesday, February 7, 2001. She was born in Barnston, PQ on June 5,
1905, the daughter of Albert and Eva (Perkins) Spaulding. Geraldine
moved to Newport in 1941 from Orleans. She was a member of the United
Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Eastern Star Newport Lakeside
Chapter #27, a member of the Newport Women’s Club, and many other
organizations. Geraldine was married to Adolphus ""Dolph”
Loukes, who predeceased her on January 3, 1961. She is survived by her
children, Lorraine Alderfer and her husband Wayne of Island Pond and Sun
City Center, Fla.; Dean Loukes of Newport and Davie, Fla.; and Alson
Loukes and his wife Jewell of Stowe and Derby; her grandchildren, Jack
Revoir, Nancy Dezotell, Fay Loukes Nicely, Alan Lance Loukes, Timothy
Loukes, Karl Dean Loukes, Penny Stearns, Victoria Francis, Aaron Loukes,
Lianna Freese and Barry Percy; her son-in-law Basil Percy of Sun City
Center, Fla.; seventeen great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She
is also survived by her special friends, Shirley Parenteau and her
husband Ed of Derby Line. She was predeceased by her daughter, Roberta
Percy, and her brothers, David Spaulding, Robert Spaulding and her
sister, Edith Childs. There will be no calling hours. A graveside
funeral service will be held in the spring at the Pine Grove Cemetery in
Newport. The date and time will be announced in the spring. Should
friends desire, contributions in Geraldine’s memory may be made to the
American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc. 13 Loomis St.,
Montpelier, VT 05602, or the Newport United Church, Third Street,
Newport, VT 05855 Arrangements were made by Converse-Rushford Funeral
Home

RICHARD PAUL STEWART
MERIDEN, Conn. — Richard Paul Stewart, 58, of Park Street died Feb. 7, 2001,
in St. Mary Hospital in Waterbury, Conn. Born on Aug. 19, 1942, in Burlington,
Vt., he was the son of the late Paul Emile and Barbara Frances (Wool) Stewart.
Mr. Stewart graduated from Essex Junction (Vt.) High School in Essex, Vt. He
served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He throughly enjoyed
music and played drums with several bands over the course of years. After high
school, he played with the group called ""The Castles” in Vermont. Most
recently, he performed country-western music. He is survived by his sister and
brother-in-law, Elaine and Bob Shepard of Colchester, Conn., and two nephews,
Russell and Kevin Shepard. Friends are invited for graveside funeral services
Monday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Essex. The
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester, Conn., was entrusted with
arrangements.

February
8
ETHEL (WHEELING) SMITH ADAIR ORLANDO,
Fla./Burlington — Ethel (Wheeling) Smith Adair, 87, formerly of
Orlando, died in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center on
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001. She was born in Pike County, Ohio, on Nov. 17,
1913, the daughter of the late George and Nancy (Whitworth) Wheeling.
She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Orlando and American War
Mothers. Ethel took great pride in her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. Ethel is survived by her loving family, daughter
Kaye Smith of Jericho with whom she made her home; two sons, Edward
Smith and his wife, Sally, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Howard and his
wife, Carol, of Milton; grandchildren Debbie Rorris and her husband,
Nectar, of South Burlington, Cecile Demarais and her husband, Mark, of
Connecticut, Holli Smith of Milton, Tawnya Allen and her husband, Eric,
of California, Peggy Sue Boucher and her husband, Joe, of Springfield,
Mass., Daniel Smith of Tulsa, Okla., and Eddie and Cindy Smith of
Virginia Beach; great-grandchildren Nick Rorris, Taija, Brooke, Jordan
and Reid Allen, and Amelia Boucher. Ethel was predeceased by her
parents; a son, Malcolm, who died in Vietnam; and 10 brothers and
sisters and their spouses. The family wishes to extend their most
sincere thanks to VNA, Meals on Wheels, and the wonderful staff of Unit
5 of Burlington Health and Rehab. Funeral services will be held Monday,
Feb. 12, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral
Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, with visitation from 1:00 p.m.
until the hour of the service. Burial will take place in Fairview
Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made
to VNA Home Care, 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, VT 05446; or
Essex Meals on Wheels, Colchester Road, Essex Junction, VT 0552.
GLADYS MARIE BAKER GRAND ISLE — Gladys
Marie Baker, 75, of Moccasin Avenue died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in
Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Mrs. Baker was born Jan. 18,
1926, in Franklin, the daughter of Wilfred and Anna Ladd Machia. April
3, 1950, she married Warren R. Baker in Grand Isle. She had been
employed at the University of Vermont and had retired from Champlain
College after having worked there for more than 18 years. Some of
Gladys’ best times were playing bingo and going fishing. In addition to
her husband, Warren, of Grand Isle, Gladys is survived by a daughter,
Diane Meunier and her husband, Clinton, of Grand Isle; four
grandchildren, Clinton Jr., Warren, John, and Jamie Meunier; and a
great-granddaughter, Samantha Meunier. She is also survived by her
brothers, Ralph Machia of St. Albans and Elwin Machia and his wife,
Florence, of Eden; and a sister, Eleanor Miller of Morrisville;
brothers-in-law Andrew Baker and his wife, Barbara, of Essex Junction,
Robert Baker and his dear friend, Mary Ann, of Underhill, and Mark Baker
of Winooski; sisters-in-law Marion O’Donnell of Leominster, Mass.,
Connie Bluto and her husband, Edward, of Grand Isle, Barbara Majarian
and her husband, Michael, of Monkton, Betty Shepard and her husband,
Gary, of South Burlington, and Juna Justice of Burlington; and several
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Ida Tanner. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 11:00 a.m.
in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Isle. Contributions in Gladys’
memory may be made to Grand Isle Rescue, P.O. Box 79, Grand Isle, VT
05458; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O.
Box 1139, Montpelier, VT 05601. Visiting hours will be held today from
2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home located at
237 Route 7 South, Milton.
ELEANOR ""PAT” DUMAS EVELTI
NESCONSET, N.Y. — After a very difficult year, Eleanor ‘Pat’ Dumas
Evelti, age 87, passed away February 8, 2001 at her daughter’s home in
Nesconset, NY, peacefully in her sleep. Born January 25, 1914, in
Burlington, the daughter of William Dumas and Florence Moquin Dumas
McNall, Pat was a lifelong resident of Burlington until 1997 when her
spouse Vincent "Pickles" Evelti passed away. She is survived
by her daughter,Carole and her husband Arthur Lambert of Nesconset, NY;
and her son, James and his wife Denise of Farmington, CT. She is also
survived by seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several
sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Many friends will remember
Pat as the mainstay at the former Hill’s Department Store on North
Avenue, where she never failed to greet you with a smile and a cheery
attitude. There was a private cremation in Long Island, NY. A funeral
service will be held Monday, February 19, 2001 at St. Mark’s Church on
North Avenue in Burlington at 11:00 a.m. with interment following. In
lieu of a wake, friends and family are encouraged to come to celebrate
remembrances of Pat with her family on Sunday, February, 18, 2001
anytime between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express on
Shelburne Road. No flowers please.
JOHN FRANCIS HIGGINS III STOWE — John
Francis Higgins III died at his home Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, of colon
cancer. John was born March 10, 1949, in Hazelton, Pa., He grew up in
the Philadelphia area, where he graduated from Monsignor Bonner High
School as a National Merit Scholar finalist. After that, he briefly
attended Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y. John came to Vermont in
1970 and worked in many of the area restaurants in various capacities.
The job he enjoyed the most was as the cross-country ski center manager
at Mount Mansfield. John is survived by his wife, Carol of Stowe; a
daughter, Margaret of Stowe; a daughter, Anna of Missoula, Mont.; his
father, John, and brother, Brian, of Ardmore, Pa.; a sister, Louise
Haley and her husband, Steve, of St. Davids, Pa.; a brother, Bob and his
wife, Laura, of North Falmouth, Mass.; three nieces, Sarah, Jackie, and
Sophie; and a nephew, Harris Cornell. He was predeceased by his mother,
Marie, in October 2001. John’s family would like to thank all the
wonderful caregivers and support staff at Copley Hospital, and a special
thanks to Nurse Janice Borg and Dr. Robert Baska and to all the friends,
neighbors, co-workers, and townspeople for their kind thoughts, words,
wishes, offers and prayers during John’s illness. There will be a
memorial service Monday, Feb. 12 in the Stowe Commnity Church at 11:00
a.m. John’s remains will be scattered in the Ranch Valley in Stowe in
the summer at the junction of Bruce and Overland trails. In lieu of
flowers, anyone who wishes may make a contribution to the Stowe Land
Trust, c/o Kathleen Fitzgerald, Stowe, VT 05672; or Copley Hospital
Ambulatory Care for Chemotherapy Support, Copley Hospital, Morrisville,
VT 05661. Arrangements are under the care of Stafford Funeral Home,
Stowe.
MAVIS (PILLSBURY) KRUGER PANTON — Mavis
(Pillsbury) Kruger died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 8, 2000, in Vermont
Respite House in Williston after a brief illness. Mavis was born in
Colchester on Nov. 8, 1940, the daughter of Henry L. and Mildred (Mace)
Pillsbury. She graduated from Essex Junction High School in 1958 and
attended the University of Vermont. She began her medical career at the
tumor registration department of The Medical Center Hospital and in 1968
joined the staff of Dr. Richard Lipson, a Burlington rheumatologist.
Mavis became the office manager and soon the only assistant in his
medical practice. She became his wife in 1988, yet continued in her job
until his death in 1991. Many former patients of Dr. Lipson may fondly
remember Mavis for the loving and caring ways in which she touched their
lives. She made many friends due to her charming and likeable
personality. She was a very refined and wonderful woman who knew how to
present herself in a graceful style. Her lust for life inspired her
interest in music, art and theater. She especially enjoyed playing the
piano at home or in public. Mavis liked to travel. She had been to
Central America and South America and with her late husband saw London
and Paris. In her busy and fulfilled lifestyle, Mavis still managed very
well in raising her four children to adulthood. In 1993, Mavis married
Hardy Kruger. With her new husband, she experienced the wonders and
beauty of life in the world around her, returning to Europe several
times and traveling to many South Pacific islands. She was a truly
beautiful lady who always maintained a modest and gentle spirit. Her
unexpected death is a terrible loss to her husband and family. She will
be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her. Mavis’ trust was in
her Lord, Jesus Christ. He was the light and strength of her life. In
knowing Him, she found courage to face the end without any fears. She is
survived by her loving husband, Hardy of Panton; her mother, Mildred M.
Pillsbury of St. George; her four children, Debra Choate and her
husband, Rob, of Belvidere; son Jerry Titus and his wife, Maggie, of
Haverhill, Mass.; daughter Frankie Greer and her husband, Jim, of Essex
Town; and daughter Cynthia Brady and her husband, Mike, of Fairfield;
seven grandsons; three brothers, Larry Pillsbury and his wife, Carolyn,
of Williston, John Pillsbury and his wife, Becky, of Rome, Ga., and Dan
and his wife, Judy of St. George; her sister, Faith Giguere and her
husband, Larry, of New Hampshire; her stepchildren, Timothy Kruger and
his wife, Wendy and their son, of Hardwick, Michael Kruger of Tucson,
Ariz., Jonathan Kruger of Burlington, and Stephanie Barron and her
daughter of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her father, Henry L. Pillsbury. Funeral services will be
held Monday, Feb. 12, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the Williston Federated
Church. Burial will be in East Cemetery in Williston in the spring.
Visiting hours are Sunday, Feb. 11, 2000, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Corbin and
Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. Contributions may be
made in her memory, to support brain cancer research, to the Neuro-Oncology
Clinic, c/o Fred Harvey Hochberg, M.D., Cox Building No. 315,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114; or Vermont Respite
House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495. A special expression of
thanks and appreciation is made to the staff and volunteers of the
Vermont Respite House for their loving care of Mavis.
February
9
PHYLLIS (PUDVAH) BLODGETT MONTGOMERY –
Phyllis (Pudvah) Blodgett, 88, passed away peacefully Feb. 9, 2001, in
the presence of her beloved granddaughters, Deborah Cahill and Sharyn
Kane, while in Birchwood Terrace Health Care in Burlington. Phyllis was
born Jan. 5, 1913, the daughter of Frank Pudvah, in Richford. In 1932,
she married Mahlon Blodgett, who predeceased her in 1987. She was also
predeceased by a son, Hollis Pudvah, in 1990; his son, Richard Pudvah,
in 1995; a daughter, Carol Brothers, in 1994; and two brothers, Richard
and Reginald. During the early years of her marriage, Phyllis lived on a
farm on West Hill in Montgomery. She always spoke very fondly of the joy
of raising her children on West Hill. In the early 1960s, Phyllis and
Mahlon moved to the town of Montgomery. While having worked at numerous
places during her life, her fondest memories were of working at Jay Peak
Resort for more than 30 years. She was the manager of the
""state side” of the resort, and many, many skiers looked
forward to visiting her while spending the day at Jay. Many became
lifelong friends; it was not unusual to find someone visiting Phyllis
every day after she retired. One of her greatest joys came from cooking
and caring for others. Phyllis touched many lives in her life and was
loved by all. She had unending love and compassion, and her life was one
of service to God, and her family. She greeted each day with a smile and
will be extremely missed by all. She is survived by two sons, Stanley
Blodgett and his companion, Ruby Jones, of Enosburg Falls, and Owen
Blodgett and his wife, Myra, of Massachusetts; two daughters-in-law,
Rose Fontaine and her husband, Andy, and Margaret Pudvah and children
Lori, Kathy, and Michael; and a sister, Pearl and her husband, Doug
Tryhorne and their children, Joy and David. She also leaves 11
grandchildren and their families, Sharyn and Tim Kane and children Ryan,
Devin, and Danny; Stanley and Shelley Blodgett and children Danielle,
Ian, Eric, and Evan; Rodney Blodgett and children Rodney and Emily;
Deborah Cahill, Darlene Pudvah, Diane and Rick Handy and children Angie,
Michael, and Christopher; Randy Blodgett and children Anthony and
Nicholas; Lorelie Lee and children Nathan and Cruz, James Brothers and
child Tabitha, Pamela Springer and her fiance, Angelo, and children
Christopher and Mary Brothers (Jordan–Phyllis’
great-great-granddaughter); and Michelle, William, and Jean Brothers and
children Craig and Becky and Jean’s three sons, Christopher, Craig and
Jamie; and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held at 10:00
a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Funeral services will be held one hour later, at
11:00 a.m., in Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.
Burial will take place in the spring in Hillside Cemetery in Richford.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 1139,
Montpelier, VT 05601. The family would like to extend special thanks to
the staff at Birchwood Terrace for the wonderful care and love they gave
to Phyllis the last years of her life.
ELEANOR AMES CROLL ATHENS, TENN. –
Eleanor Ames Croll, 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep Feb. 9, 2001
at Lifecare of Athens Nursing Home. She was born in Burlington, Vermont
on April 29, 1916, the daughter of the late Howard and Edith (Shepard)
Ames. Eleanor attended grade school in Vermont and New York State and
graduated Valedictorian of her class at Franklin Academy, Malone, New
York. She attended Mary Fletcher Hosp School of Nursing. While a
resident of Burlington, Vt., she was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish,
Nazareth Mothers Club, St. Anne’s Society, Daughters of Isabella and
Chittenden County Chapter of Girl Scouts. Eleanor was an employee of the
F.W. Woolworth Co. of Burlington for 26 years and the F.W. Woolworth Co.
of Newport Rhode Island for three years until she retired in 1981. While
in Newport she was a member of St. Mary’s Parish, Edward King House
Senior Citizens Ctr., and Chapel St. Community Room Assoc. She was
active in the Adult Learn to Read Program and was successful in helping
illiterate adults learn how to read. She was predeceased by her husband,
William G. Croll in 1980. Eleanor says goodbye to her three children:
MaryEllen and her husband Donald Noyes of Benton, Tenn., William (Bill)
and his wife, Genny Croll of Portsmouth, R.I., Margaret (Peggy) and her
husband Robert (Bob) Peeters of Colchester, Vt.; 14 grandchildren; 24
great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; her sister, Shirley
and her husband Leo LaForce of Essex Jct., VT; and nieces and nephews.
Before Arthritis took custody of her hands, Eleanor loved crafts of all
kinds. She loved the outdoor and some of her fondest memories of her
childhood were of learning about nature in the woods with her Dad.
Although ridden with pain the last few years, she never lost her love
for her birds, the flowers and the sunshine. Her proudest accomplishment
was her ever growing family. WE ARE HER LEGACY. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in St.
Joseph’s Co-Cathedral chapel, interment will follow in Lakeview
Cemetery, North Ave., Burlington, VT. Visiting hours will be Wednesday,
Feb. 14, 2001 from 6 to 8 in the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71
South Union St., Burlington.
KENNETH FRANCIS DARGAN SWANTON — Kenneth
Francis Dargan, 54, a former resident of Anderson, S.C., and a resident
of the Swanton community for nearly six years, died suddenly Friday,
Feb. 9, 2001, at his Mountain View Drive residence. He was the husband
of Tammie (Page) Dargan and the father of Casey, Kenny, and Chase Dargan,
all of Swanton. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at
5:00 p.m. from the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton.
Interment will take place later in South Carolina. Friends may call at
Kidder Memorial Home on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until the hour of the
funeral.
February
10
SHERIDAN SARTY ALONZO DENVER, CO –
Sheridan Sarty Alonzo, 29, longtime Rutland resident and local athlete,
died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital in
Denver of complications from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
She was born on September 20, 1971, the daughter of the late
Representative Peter Sarty and Mary Woods Sarty. The family had a long
association with the ski industry in Vermont, operating the Basin Ski
Shop in Killington for many years. Sheridan Sarty Alonzo attended
Lincoln School and graduated from Rutland High School in 1989. She
attended the University of Vermont and received a degree in Political
Science from the University of Denver. While growing up in Vermont,
Sheridan was active in cross country running, field hockey, skiing,
tennis and was the first female player on the Rutland High School Soccer
Team. she taught skiing and tennis at the Killington Mountain Tennis
School, where she met her husband, David Alonzo. Sheridan had been
residing the past eight years in Vail, Colorado, with her husband,
David; the Director of Vail Eagle Ski School, and her two children,
Harrison, age 4 and Katherine, age 1. Sheridan Sarty Alonzo is survived
by her husband David; her children, Harrison and Katherine; her mother,
Mary Woods Sarty , of Santa Fe, NM; her brother, Shane Sarty of New York
city; two uncles and many cousins. Donations in memory of Sheridan may
be made to: Sheridan Sarty Alonzo Family Trust First Bank 17 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657
ADA T (WELLS) BEATTIE MOUNTAIN HOME ID –
Ada T. (Wells) Beattie, 85 of Mountain Home and a former resident of
Colchester passed away Saturday, February 10, 2001 in the Elmore Medical
Center Nursing Home. Ada was born January 4, 1916 in Enosburg to Albert
and Bertha (Allen) Wells. She married George A. Beattie, Sr. on January
4, 1936 and they resided in Burlington. Three children were born of this
marriage. Ada will be remembered for her love of music, her sense of
humor, her dedicated service in the office of Lakeview Cemetery in
Burlington and her dedication to her family. Ada is survived by her
children; Barbara (Harold) Beach of Mountain Home, ID; Joan Bracey and
George Beattie Jr. of Colchester; her sister, Charlotte Bailey and
brother Loren Wells, both of Morrisville, nine grandchildren, fourteen
great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, several nieces and
nephews and close friend Michael Khoury. She was preceded in death by
her husband, both parents and five siblings; Lillian Shangraw, Beatrice
Shangraw, Ellen Cook, Kenneth Wells and Harold Wells. A Memorial Service
will be celebrated in the Chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71
S. Union Street, Burlington on Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 11:00 a.m.
Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may
be made to the "Out and About" Program, P.O. Box 85,
Morrisville, VT 05661
HARLOW ""BUD” DESSO ESSEX
JUNCTION — Harlow ""Bud” Desso died unexpectedly Saturday,
Feb. 10, 2001, of heart failure, in Fletcher Allen Health Care, with his
family by his side. Harlow was born March 5, 1932, in Essex, the son of
Harold and Neva (Hicks) Desso. He is survived by his wife, Betty
(Thompson) whom he married Dec. 19, 1953; their three daughters, Deborah
Carney and her husband, Paul, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Barbara Viens
and her husband, Donald, of South Burlington, and Virginia Barrett and
her husband, Richard, of Security, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Jason
Carney, Jeffrey Carney and his wife, Jeannette, Jeremy Carney, Michelle
Viens and her fiance, Eric Hodgson, and Nicole Viens, and Kenneth and
Stephanie Barrett; and a great-grandson, Harley Carney. He is also
survived by his brother, Gerald Desso and his wife, Lil; sisters Betty
Koonce, Mae Lamore and her husband, Raymond, Marilyn Mahoney, and Joanne
Myers and her husband, Charles. He was predeceased by his parents,
Harold and Neva Desso; and brothers-in-law Norm Koonce and Thomas
Mahoney. ""Bud” graduated in 1950 from Essex Classical
Institute. He was employed at Clydesdale Aircraft in Columbus, Ohio,
from 1955 to 1956. He then returned to Vermont and joined the Vermont
Air National Guard in April 1958, where he was employed for 30 years
before retiring in 1988. He was an avid woodsman, and sugaring in the
spring was his true passion. His other joy was traveling the country,
either by car or, especially, in his RV. Funeral services will be held
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer
Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. Visiting hours will be
from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the funeral home. Burial will
take place in Fairview Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont
Affiliate Inc., P.O. Box 485, Williston, VT 05495.
ERNEST S. DICKINSON BARRE — Ernest S.
Dickinson, 92 of John Street, died Saturday, February 10, 2001 at the
Vermont Respite House in Williston. Born on October 14, 1908 in Corinth,
he was the son of William and L. May (Sargent) Dickinson. Ernest
attended Spaulding High School in Barre. He married Lillian Murphy on
October 14, 1930 in Whitefield, NH. Following their marriage, they lived
in Whitefield, NH, Corinth, Orange, and East Barre. For the past five
years they had lived in Barre City. For many years, Ernest and his wife
operated a farm in Corinth and in Orange. For over 20 years he worked as
a lumper and boxer for Saporiti Granite Company and Brusa Brothers
Granite Company in Barre. He enjoyed raising gladioli, maple sugaring,
hunting, fishing and his cottage at Greenwood Lake. Ernest had been a
member of the East Barre Congregational Church, life member and past
Master of the Orange Grange, the Barre Canadian Club, Lady Washington
Chapter #$86 OES and a life member of George Washington Masonic Lodge
#51, in Chelsea as well as being Selectman in the town of Orange for
nine years. Along with his wife of 70 years, survivors include a
daughter; Erna Niquette of Colchester; seven grand-children; twelve
great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Williamson of Barre; and a brother,
Harold Dickinson of Websterville. He was predeceased by a son, Paul
Dickinson; two sisters, Doris Thrasher and Lyla McKee; and three
brothers; Floyd Dickinson, Earl Dickinson and Elwin Dickinson. A Service
of Remembrance will be held in the East Barre Congregational Church on
Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Later, interment will be in
the Brookhaven Cemetery in Orange. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99
Allenbrook Lane, Williston, VT 05495. Services are under the direction
of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre
MARGARET "PEGGY" ANN MAY JOHNSON
— Margaret "Peggy" Ann May – 55, passed away unexpectedly at
her home on Saturday February 10, 2001. Born in Rome, NY on September 2,
1945, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Melba (Dunster) May.
Peggy attended schools in Duxbury, Waterbury and Norton, MA. As a young
woman, she was busy as a homemaker and raising her four children. With
her children older she began her career with employment at the Dumont
Convalescent Home in Morrisville, later working for Lamoille Home Health
and Hospice, and most recently for Lamoille County Mental Health. A
lifelong lover of animals, she was a member of Lamoille County Kennels.
In her leisure time, she enjoyed singing, was extremely talented in a
variety of arts and crafts, baking, swimming and dancing. She is
survived by her four children, Loralie Demar and her husband Kevin, of
Craftsbury, Winona Mangus and her husband, Curtis of Las Vegas, NV;
Jennifer Small and her husband, Leslie of Mount HollyNC and Wayno
Debuque and his wife, Monica of Johnson. Peggy is also survived by 12
grandchildren, Christal Demar, Melinda Demar, Amylynn Demar, Josie
Small, Joshua Small, Julia Small, Brandon Debuque, Allissa Debuque,
Sonia Paradise, Leslie Small Jr., Samantha Small and Fredrick Small;
four sisters Earline Miner and her husband Robert of Barre, Darlene Sera
of Barre, Robin Yerly of East Hardwick, and April May of Orange MA; two
brothers, Earl May, Jr. and his wife Sandy of Norton MA, and Leonard
Earl May of Orange MA; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts and
uncles. Also surviving are her precious Llasa Apso, "Spud" and
a dear friend, Steven Hall of Hyde Park. Peggy was predeceased by three
sisters, Janice Carty, Janet May and Mary May. To Peggy . . . . Psalm 23
The Lord is my Sheperd; I shall not want He maketh me to lie down in
green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my
soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil; For thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort
me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness
and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in
the house of the Lord forever Funeral services will be held in the
Wesley United Methodist Church in Waterbury on Saturday, February 17,
2001 at 11:00 a.m. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to Lamoille Kennels, Garfield Road,
Morrisville 05661 or to Meals-On-Wheels of Lamoille County, P.O. Box
1427, Morrisville VT 05661. Arrangements are in the care of the
Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury
GORDON L. McDONALD SWANTON — Gordon L.
McDonald, 63, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 10., 2001, at his
residence on Grand Avenue. He was married to Linda Arsenault, who
survives him. For 20 years Gordon and Linda operated Howard’s Flower
Shop, and for the past several years he had been associated with
Coldwell Banker Poquette and Bruley as a realtor. He had also been
operating the Sugar Mill Antiques Mall and was president of the McDonald
Family Museum. In addition to his wife, Linda, he is survived by three
sons, James of Swanton, Stephen and his fiancee, Tracie Young, of St.
Albans, and Jonathan of Swanton; and a grandson, Ryan. Friends may call
Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main
St., St. Albans. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience
of the family. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to
consider the McDonald Family Museum, 50 N. Main St., St. Albans, VT
05478; or the Vermont Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society, 100 Dorset
St., Suite 12, South Burlington, VT 05403. Arrangements are by the Heald
Funeral Home, St. Albans.
February
11
MARCUS ALBERT "GO GO" BOSTWICK, SR
SWANTON — Marcus Bostwick, Sr., 74, a lifelong resident of this
community died Sunday afternoon, February 11, 2001 in his home on
Greenwich Street, surrounded by his loving family. Marc was born in
Burlington on May 26, 1926, the son of the late Albert and Velma (Boss)
Bostwick. He graduated from Swanton High School with the class of 1943.
On November 2, 1946 he married the former Beverly Fadden who survives
him. Due to limited seating, funeral services will be held Thursday
February 15, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of the Nativity of the
Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton. The Reverend Marsha
Hoecker, Rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will officiate.
Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the
Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Wednesday, February
12, 2001, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. The
Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.. A
Masonic Ritualistic Service will be exemplified by the Seventy Six Lodge
#14 at 8:00 p.m. Gifts in Marc’s memory may be made tto the Star Hose
Company, in care of the Swanton Village Fire Department, P.O. Box 279,
Swanton, VT 05488 or to the Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box 22,
Swanton VT 05488
VIVIAN MILDRED BOVIA BURLINGTON — Vivian
Mildred Bovia, 90, of Burlington, who died Feb. 11, 2001, is now
awaiting her Bible-based hope of a resurrection. She was born in
Middlebury on May 18, 1910, the daughter of Frederick and Florence (Shippy)
Bovia. Vivian had worked first as a clerk at both W.T. Grant’s and F.W.
Woolworth’s stores on Church Street. She then worked as a cook at the
Medical Center Hospital until her retirement. Vivian is survived by her
nephew, Philip; and her nieces, Cheryl, Donna, and Pamela. She was
predeceased by two brothers, Frederick and Harry Bovia. In her last
hours, Vivian was surrounded by her friends. A memorial talk will be
held at 7:00 p.m. today in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 610
Main St., Colchester. Interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in
the spring. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
DONLON ARCHIBALD JAMES DUVAL BURLINGTON –
Donlon Archibald James Duval went to be with the Lord on Feb. 11, 2001,
as a result of extensive injuries sustained in an automobile accident in
which he was a passenger Dec. 20, 1999. He was born in Sutton, Quebec,
on June 8, 1930, the son of the late Archibald and Lillian (St. Martin)
Duval. The family moved to Richford, his father’s birthplace, when Don
was 2 years old. He attended Cathedral High School in Burlington. He
served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He then attended the
University of Vermont to pursue a career in art. He continued his
studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and graduated with
an advertising and technical arts degree. He was immediately employed by
a major New York publishing house, followed by a productive 30-year
career in aerospace with General Electric in Burlington, Daytona Beach
and Cape Canaveral, Fla., Houston, and Philadelphia. He worked there as
a presentation and publications specialist and director of a satellite
group dealing directly with upper aerospace management and high-ranking
aerospace officials. He received many awards for his innovative ideas
and diligence. While working at Cape Canaveral, Don met most of the
original astronauts and was photographed with Neil Armstrong, the first
man on the moon. Don was also an avid free-lance photographer and a
member of the National Press Card Association. He was very skilled with
cameras and videos. His photos of ever-changing scenes of lake
Champlain, its sunsets and cloud formations, were of ""Vermont
Life” caliber. He had an uncanny ability to view a scene with an
""artist’s eye” and was much sought after for his unique
insights. While in Houston, the day prior to President John F. Kennedy’s
assassination, Don photographed the President riding in his entourage.
The JFK Library in Boston analyzed the shot and requested its donation.
It is now displayed on one of the library walls. His other works include
many free-lance assignments for which he received numerous ribbons and
awards. Don was very artistic and especially well known for his oil
paintings of seascapes and landscapes. He owned and operated
""The Gallery, ETC.” in Williston. He was unusually creative
in designing computer greeting cards. His other hobbies included music,
fishing, reading, writing poetry, flea marketing and spending time on
his 36-foot cruiser ""Dandy’s Dinghy.” Don’s right leg was
amputated halfway above the knee in 1998, but he weathered the storm
with amazing strength. He cheered children and adults by dressing up and
playing both clown and Santa Claus. Don was honored by the staff of the
newly renovated Fletcher Allen Health Care Rehabilitation Center by
being chosen to ""cut the ribbon” on Dedication Day. Don is
survived by his wife of 47 years, Carmel (Azzarelli); two brothers and
their wives, Douglas and Irene Duval of East Northport, N.Y., and Martin
and Gwendolyn Duval of Queens, N.Y.; his aunt, Sister Geneva Duval of
Littleton, N.H.; his mother-in-law, Carmela Azzarelli of Burlington; his
sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rose (Azzarelli) and Augustine Merola
of East Meadow, N.Y.; his brother-in-law, Vincent Azzarelli of Staten
Island, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was
predeceased by an infant daughter, Diane Mary Rose Duval, in 1962. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 14, 2001, in St. Mark Roman Catholic Church with interment to
follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Friends may
call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave.,
today from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Parishioners will meet for
prayers at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard
Funeral Directors.
DAISY
HELEN ROUILLE
COLCHESTER — Daisy Helen Rouille, 90, of Mount
Sterling Ave. joined Our Lord in heaven on Sunday, February 11, 2001
surrounded by her loving and dedicated family. She was born in Monkton
on April 18, 1910, the daughter of Joseph and Nellie Palmer. She was
married in 1927 to Wilfred Rouille who predecased her in 1984. She is
survived by her seven children, Marlene Quenneville and her husband Rick
of Colchester, who cared for Daisy for the past 12 years; Muriel Limoge
of St. Albans; Anne Bessette of South Burlington; Sandra St. Amour of
Burlington; Helen Hunt Joiner of Vergennes; Gilbert Rouille of Texas and
John Rouille of Burlington. She is also survived by 34 grandchildren, 66
great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren as well as her
sister Helen Vasquez of CT. As well as her husband, she was predeceased
by two sons, Wilfred, Jr and Lemuel. Funeral Services will be held on
Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Home
North Chapel. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the
Visiting Nurse Association, Vermont Affiliate, 12 Hurricane Lane,
Williston, VT 05495. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 2:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home
North Chapel, 934 North Avenue, Burlington
T. FRANCES SHOULDICE MONTPELIER — T.
Frances Shouldice, 82, of Freedom Drive, Montpelier, died Sunday
February 11, 2001 after a short stay in Woodridge Nursing Home, Berlin,
VT. Frances was born on January 11, 1919 in Rutland, the daughter of
Senator William J. Burke and Theresa Hanley Burke. She attended the one
room elementary school house in Rutland Town and graduated from Rutland
High School. She married William Shouldice Jr. on October 14, 1942 and
traveled with him during his military duty. He died on February 13,
1986. After the war, they returned to Rutland where she started her
career in the fashion industry. She remained in this industry after they
moved their family to Montpelier. She was well known as the
Buyer/Manager of the original Peter Glenn Ski Shop. Frances was a
parishioner of St. Augustine’s Church; her life was filled with joy for
her family and friends. She was a champagne and flower lady. She is
survived by her son, William C. Shouldice III, and his wife Carole of
East Montpelier; her daughter Kathryn and her husband Vincent Cartularo
of Burlington; six grandchildren, Shawn A. and her husband Robert
Banfield of Montpelier; William C. Shouldice IV and his wife Susan of
Rutland; Heather F. Shouldice of Montpelier; Edward J. Clark and partner
Catherine Cleary of Decatur GA; Jason B. Clark of Burlington; and Kara
A. and her husband Jason Strempeck of South Burlington. She is also
survived by seven great-grandchildren, Wiilliam J., Caitlin H. F., and
Erin B. Banfield; William C, (V),Colleen E. and Emma C. Shouldice; and
Ellen A. Cleary. Also surviving her are a brother Barry Burke of Rutland
Town; four sisters, Carmen McDonald of Portland,ME; Wilma and her
husband James Selleck of Rutland; Eileen Hadeka of Poultney; and Doreen
Beauchamp of Rutland as well as many nieces, nephews and special
friends. Frances is predeceased by her brothers William Burke and Gerald
Burke; and her sisters Geraldine McGarry and Dolores Burke. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at
11:00 a.m. in St. Augustine’s Church. Friends may join the family for
prayers at the Barber and Lanier Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. then proceed
to the church. Spring burial will be in the Doty Cemetery in East
Montpelier. Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Frances to
the Evergreen Unit of Woodridge Nursing Home, P.O. Box 550, Barre, VT
05641 or St. Michaels School, 16 Barre St., Montpelier, VT 05601 Deep
appreciation is extended to the nursing staff of the Evergreen Unit at
Woodridge Nursing Home for the care, compassion and sensitivity provided
to Frances and her family
February
12
MELVINA BRULEY ISLE LA MOTTE — Mrs.
Melvina Bruley, 90, a lifelong resident of the Isle La Motte community,
died early Monday afternoon, February 12, 2001 in Holiday House in St.
Albans Town. She was born in Isle La Motte on August 30, 1910 the
daughter of the late Phillip and Elizabeth (Gadbois) Patnode. She was
married to Walla Bruley who predeceased her in 1958. Melvina farmed with
her husband until his death. She was noted for her great seamstress
abilities and making beautiful quilts and other handiwork. She was a
lifelong parishioner of Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Mission in Isle La
Motte. She is survived by a son, Raymond Bruley and his wife Anita of
Isle La Motte, one grandson, Roland Bruley and his wife Jeannine and one
granddaughter, Ramona Bruley; three geat grandchildren, Damie, Dustin
and Michael Bruley, all of Isle La Motte; two sisters-in-law, Elanor
Patnode of Altamont, New York and Madeline Patnode of Alburg. Melvina
was predeceased by six brothers, Joseph, Phillip Jr. Richard, Daniel
George and Norman Patnode, and a sister Melissa (Patnode) Dubuque. A
mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, February 16, 2001 at
11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Mission, Main Street, Isle La
Motte, Father Joseph Sullivan, Associate Pastor, will be the celebrant.
Interment will follow in the Bruley family lot in Saint Joseph’s
Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue,
Swanton on Thursday evening, February, 15, 2001 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00
p.m.
ROSE MARY LAMBERT MORRISVILLE — Rose Mary
Lambert, 81, died unexpectedly Monday, February 12, 2001 in Copley
Hospital, Morrisville. She was born in Simsbury, CT on December 5, 1919,
the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Christopo) Groppo. Rose graduated
from Simsbury High School in 1936 and worked at Ensign Bickford for
several years. On October 11, 1943, she married Theodore Lambert and
they resided in Connecticut until moving to Vermont in 1950. While
raising their seven children, Rose supported her husband in their
various business endeavors. She was a devout Catholic at Holy Cross
Church in Morrisville. Rose was a member of the Morristown Planning
Commission, was a lecturer for Weight Watchers for several years, and
actively supported Saint Vincent DePaul and the Bishop Marshall School.
She leaves her husband of 57 years, Theodore Sr; her children Donald Sr.
and his friend Nicolene Gardner, Ted Jr. and his wife Peg, Stephen,
Michael and his wife, Darlene; Joy and her husband Andrew Jensvold,
Patrick, Deborah and her husband Andrew Harper, twelve grandchildren,
six great grandchildren, a brother Leno Groppo and his wife Ada; and a
sister Jean Groppo. Rose was predeceased by two brothers, Ernesto and
Atillo. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, February 16, 2001 in Holy Cross Church, Morrisville, with spring
interment in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday in the
White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn Street, Morrisville. In lieu of
flowers, contributions in Rose’s memory would be appreciated for either
the Bishop Marshall School or St. Vincent DePaul, c/o Holy Cross Church,
Morrisville, VT 05661
DAISIE F. MAYNARD BURLINGTON — Daisie F.
Maynard, 86, of Burlington passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday
February 12, 2001 at the Vermont Respite House in Williston. She was
born in Burlington on August 26, 1914, the daughter of the late Frank C.
and Florona (Rawson) Jameson. She was a graduate of Burlington High
School. Daisie retired from General Electric after 23 years of service.
She is survived by her brother Frank Jameson of Burlington and by many
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband George in 1958,
as well as her sister Meta Bessett and by three brothers, Charlie,
Shirlie and Frederick Jameson. The family would like to extend special
thanks and appreciation to the staff at the Vermont Respite House for
the wonderful care and kindness given to Daisie and her family. A
funeral service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2001 at 11:00 a.m.
in the Ready Funeral Home. Interment will be held in the spring in North
Ferrisberg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Daisie’s
memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allenbrook Rd.
Williston, VT 05495. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, February
15, 2001 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South
Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington
KATHLENE ANN MURRAY SPRINGFIELD –
Kathlene Ann Murray, 43, of Springfield (formerly of Williston) died
February 12, 2001 at her home surrounded by members of her loving family
She was born in Burlington on October 24, 1957, the daughter of Pauline
Fernette Murray and the late Victor E. Murray. She graduated from
Champlain Valley Union High School in 1975 and later attended Johnson
State College of Vermont. Kathlene was employed in the Burlington office
of the Vermont Department of Social Services for sixteen years, retiring
in 1992. She was a worshiping member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral
in Burlington. She was the longest standing member of Saint Paul’s choir
and a soloist for twenty-two years; She was a dedicated member of the
Saint Paul’s Church community serving the Flower and Alter Guild of the
church. She is survived by her mother, Pauline H. Murray of Springfield,
five brothers an sisters; Michael M. and his wife Barbara of Williston,
Anthony E. and his wife Charlene of Centennial CO, Elaina M. and her
husband David O’Neill of Barre; Sharon E. and her husband Christopher
O’Neill of Ascutney and Rebecca and her husband Benjamin Sager of
Fredricksburg, VA. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews as
well as her special and loving Godchild, Sarah O’Neill. Kathlene is also
survived by her special companion and friend, "Misty" the cat.
A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at St. Paul’s
Cathedral, Burlington on Thursday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m. Visiting
hours will be on Wednesday February 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in
the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association,
1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05486. Arrangements are by the Ready
Funeral Home, Burlington, Vermont
BEATRICE E. ""BEA” SAWYER PALM
BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Beatrice E. ""Bea” Sawyer, 85, of Palm
Beach Gardens passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, after a long illness.
Born in Ellenburg, N.Y., she had been a full-time resident of Florida
for three and a half years. Prior to this, she resided for 25 years in
Burlington, Vt. Beatrice, the daughter of Harry and Adeline Sawyer of
Canton, N.Y., graduated from St. Lawrence University cum laude and Phi
Beta Kappa, Class of 1937. Following graduation, she completed a B.S. in
library science at Albany State and taught for 32 years in several
upstate New York high schools, spending the last 20 years as library and
English teacher in Canajoharie, N.Y. She then moved to Vermont and
taught part-time for 15 years, working with primary students as
assistant to the speech and language therapists in Essex, Vt.
""Bea” was a worldwide traveler. She was interested in the
arts, volunteering as a docent for many years at the University of
Vermont museum. She herself was a gifted painter. ""Bea” was
an active church member at Grace Episcopal Church in Canton, N.Y., the
Church of the Good Shepherd in Canajoharie, St. Paul’s Cathedral in
Burlington, Vt., and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tequesta, Fla.
Survivors include her sister, Janet Sawyer of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.;
her brother, William Sawyer and his wife, Ruth, of Palm Beach Gardens; a
sister-in-law, Ruth Sawyer of Lebanon, N.H.; five nieces; a nephew; and
many great-nieces and great-nephews. The funeral was in Tequesta, Fla. A
memorial service will be held in St. Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington
early in Mary. Notice of the date will be published later. Contributions
may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association; or the charity of one’s
choice. Local arrangements by Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S.
Union St., Burlington.
February
13
WESTON W. ATCHISON RUTLAND/BURLINGTON –
Weston W. Atchison, 93, died Feb. 13, 2001, in the Rutland Mountain View
Genesis Center after a long illness. He was born Sept. 22, 1907, in
Houlton, Maine, the son of Almeda (Weston) and John Winfield Atchison.
He received his education from high school in Houlton, Maine, the
University of Maine in Orono, and Bryant & Stratton in Boston. Mr.
Atchison married Grace E. MacNish on Aug. 31, 1930. She died Oct. 23,
1959. He married Hazel Burnap Session on Sept. 10, 1960. He started work
in 1928 in Boston with the Boston Board of Fire Underwriters. In 1939,
he was transferred to Burlington to the New England Rating Insurance
Association, where he worked for 44 years, retiring in 1972. During that
time, he was promoted to assistant divisional manager in 1953 and
divisional manager in 1968. In his later years, he worked for the Allen
Agency in Burlington. He was a deacon of the First Congregational Church
of Burlington, served on the board of the Salvation Army and was a
member of the Burlington Country Club. He loved golf and his family.
Survivors include a son, the Rev. James Atchison of Boynton Beach, Fla.;
a daughter, Gail Baker of Rutland; six grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Atchison of Seattle; and several
nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Private burial will be
held in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the Vermont Chapter of American Heart
Association, P.O. Box 488, Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements are under
the direction of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St.,
Burlington.
REGINALD ‘REG’ BARNIER BURLINGTON –
Reginald T. Barnier, 65, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving
family on Tuesday February 13, 2001 after a long illness. He was born in
Burlington on May 5, 1935, the son of Theodore D. and Rita M. (Baillargeon)
Barnier. Reg was educated in Burlington and married the former Shirley
A. Blair in 1952. He had been employed at Lane Press for over 36 years
until his retirement in 1995, due to ill health. Reg enjoyed the many
hours of card playing and games with his wife, children and
grandchildren. He had many happy memories of camping and swimming at
Lake Iroquois. He was an ardent Montreal Canadiens and Boston Red Sox
fan. Reg is survived by his wife of 48 1/2 years, Shirley A. Barnier,
four children and their spouses, David and Catie Barnier of Milton,
Stephen Barnier of Colchester, Kevin and Jo Ann Barnier of New Market,
NH and Dawn Therrien and her husband Arthur of Barre. He is also
survived by his grandchildren and their spouses; Jeff and Lorie, Jenn,
Missy and Steve, Jen and Scott, Karrie Ann, Ashley, Kery, Nick and Ben;
one great-grandchild, Dustin and a new ‘Baby Barnier’ expected soon. He
also leaves his mother, Rita Barnier of Burlington, one sister, Lorraine
Bergeron of Concord NH, one brother, Gerald Barnier of Burlington, and
many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and his beloved cat
‘Claude’. He was predeceased by his father Theodore, in 1965. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday February 15, at 11:00
a.m. in St. Marks Church with interment following in New Mt. Calvary
Cemetery. Visiting hours are today from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at
Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Avenue, with a special prayer
service at 8:30 for the parishioners of St. Marks. Anyone wishing to do
so, may send memorial gifts to VNA Hospice, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester,
VT 05446
MARIBETH CHRISTMAS DURHAM, N.C. –
Maribeth Christmas died peacefully Feb. 13, 2001, in the presence of her
family, at her home in Durham. Residents of Jericho, Vt., for many
years, she and her husband, Dr. William A. Christmas, raised four
children. Maribeth worked tirelessly as an adoption advocate for
disabled, transracial and hard-to-place children. In recent years, she
volunteered at the Duke Pediatric Specialties Clinic, coordinated Reach
to Recover of Durham County and organized a support group for breast
cancer survivors at Durham Regional Hospital. In recognition of her
work, she received the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Award.
Maribeth was appreciated by all who knew her for her empathy, wisdom and
selflessness. She faced her final illness with uncommon courage and
acceptance, and she possessed a subtle sense of humor that she never
lost. She is survived by her husband, William; four children, William
James of San Francisco, Ann Elizabeth Cammon of Charlotte, N.C., Gillian
Louise Switkin of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Ira Eugene of Durham; her
brothers, Peter A. Hanson of Kennebunk, Maine, and Eric M. Hanson of
Warren, Vt.; her sister, Patricia Thayer of Exeter, N.H.; and two
grandchildren, William Eamon Christmas and Lanie June Switkken. An open
house to celebrate her life was held at the family home in Durham, N.C.
AMY KATHRYN GROVES SOMERVILLE, MA — Amy
Kathryn Groves, 27, of New York City, died suddenly February 13, 2001,
in Somerville, MA from complications of diabetes. She is the daughter of
John P. and Mary Jo (Bonsall) Groves of Pleasant Ridge, MI, formerly of
South Burlington and Perkinsville, VT, Berwyn PA, and Birmingham, MI.
She was born May 27, 1973, in Rochester, MI. She attended Pierce School
in Birmingham, MI; graduated in 1991 from Conestoga Sr. High School,
Berwyn, PA; and from Drew University, Madison, NJ in 1995. Amy had been
employed by Bank of New York, Chase Bank, Columbus Circle Trust and
Robert Half International. Amy is survived by her parents, a brother,
Christopher of Somerville, MA; a sister, Katherine, of Rochester, NY;
and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in Michigan. Services will be
held on Sunday, February, 18, at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12
Mile Road (2 blocks west of Woodward Ave.). Visitation will be on
Saturday, February 17, 2001 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. The family requests
donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
EVELYN PECOR HAMMOND CROWN POINT, N.Y. –
Evelyn Pecor Hammond of Crown Point died Feb. 13, 2001. She was the
daughter of George B. and Selina Naylor Pecor of Essex Junction, Vt.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in the
Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home in Schroon Lake, N.Y. Burial will be in
Federal Flats Cemetery in Minerva, N.Y.
JOSEPH PAUL MASLACK ESSEX JUNCTION –
Joseph Paul Maslack passed away peacefully in his sleep Feb. 13, 2001,
in Starr Farm Nursing Home following a brief illness. He was born in
Poultney on Aug. 29, 1921, the son of the late Mikolas and Pauline (Murco)
Maslack. He married Priscilla Chaffee in 1952 in Newport. He is survived
by his wife, Priscilla; their two children, Michael Maslack and his
wife, Barbara, of Essex, and Gail Bates and her husband, Mark, of St.
Albans; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Kristin Maslack of Essex; and
eight brothers and sisters, John and his wife, Lois, of Fort Myers,
Fla., Josephine Veysey of Keizer, Ore., Katherine and her husband,
Joseph McGurn, of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Adam and his wife, Shirley,
of Poultney, Michael and his wife, Rose, of Rutland, Frank and his wife,
Dorothy, of Poultney, Phillip of Rapid City, S.D., and Pauline and her
husband, Robert McNutt, of Mississauga, Ontario. Jospeh graduated in
1939 from Poultney High School. He was a resident of Essex Junction, a
parishioner of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, and a member, with
Priscilla, of Catholic Golden Age. Joseph was an employee of IBM In
Essex Junction for 21 years, retiring in 1986. Prior to that, he had
been an employee of the Howe Richardson Scale Company in Rutland. He was
an avid gardener and craftsman and enjoyed greatly the opportunity to
fill neighbors’ homes with tomatoes and to astound local growers with
his success at growing such things as peaches and apricots here in
Vermont along with his prize-winning blueberries. He also loved to keep
his bird and squirrel feeders full year-round, enjoying the sight of
nature’s creatures at play. A memorial service celebrating his life will
be held in St. Lawrence Church in Essex Junction on Friday, Feb. 16, at
11:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be Thursday, Feb. 15, from 7:00 to 9:00
in the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction.
Deep appreciation is extended to the nursing and care staff of the
Chittenden Unit at Starr Farm Nursing Home for the comfort, compassion,
encouragement and sensitivity provided to Joseph and his family.
VICTOR J. PATENAUDE ALBURG — Victor J.
Patenaude, 67, died early Tuesday morning, February 13, 2001 in his home
after a lengthy illness. Victor owned and operated his own painting and
paperhanging business in the Burlington and the Lake Champlain Islands
areas for over thirty years. Prior to that he had been employed as a
certified welder in Connecticut. Since returning to Vermont, Victor has
been active with the American Legion, Creller-Landon Post 60 serving as
Post Commander and Service Officer, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Post 10854 as Service Officer. He was also a member of the Disabled
American Veterans, and was a lifetime member of all three organizations.
He served in the United States Army as a Corporal during the Korean
Conflict. He was also a member of Saint Amadeus Parish. Victor is
survived by his wife of 46 years, Janice (Mitchell) Patenaude of Alburg;
two daughters and a son, Karen Byrne and her husband Tim of Gowanda, New
York, Linda Grimes and her husband Greg of Winooski; and Randy and his
wife DeAnna of Fairfax; five grandchildren, Jason and John Grimes,
Carrie and Ian Byrne, and Matthew Paternaude; two step-grandchildren,
Jared Lawton and Jacob Farnham, and a special step-grandchild, Sean
Lisby. He is also survived by two brothers, Robert and his wife Barbara
of Milford, CT; and John and his fe Susan of Charlotte; a sister Joan
and her husband Henry of Minneola, FL as welll as many nieces, nephews
and close friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Saturday February 17, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Amadeus Church, Main
Street, Alburg. Father Joseph T. Sullivan, Associate Pastor will be the
celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Amadeus Cemetery. Friends may
call at Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Friday,
February 16, 2001 from 5:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
memorial gifts may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association, 110 Prim
Road, Colchester, VT 05446 c/o the South Hero Office or the American
Cancer Society Vermont Affiliate, 150 Kennedy Drive, South Burlington VT
05403, or the charity of one’s choice.
February
14
MAJOR GENERAL EDWIN C. (CHAD) BARRETT III
TARPON SPRINGS, FL/COLCHESTER — Major General Edwin C. (Chad) Barrett,
III died peacefully in his home in Tampa FL, on February 14, 2001 after
a short illness. Chad was born on February 14, 1927 in Montpelier, the
son of General William G. Barrett, II and Anna (Belden) Barrett. He was
predeceased by his sister, Jeri. He is survived by his wife of 46 years
Janice (Delaire); his son Sgt. William G. Garrett, III of Colchester;
his son and daughter-in-law Edwin C. and Rosa (DiTucci) Barrett, IV of
Boston; and his two grandchildren, Edwin C. (Chad) Barrett, V (age 4)
and Dora Milana Barrett (age 9 mos.) Chad graduated from Montpelier High
School in 1945 and entered service in the U.S. Army on the 6th of July
of that year. He served two years in the Army of Occupation in Germany,
was discharged on January 5, 1947 and became a member of the U.S. Army
Reserve. He graduated from UVM in 1951 with a BA in Political Science
and Economics. Chad was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the Vermont National
Guard, March 3, 1953. He served in command, staff and technician
positions in the following Vermont National Guard units: 294th Ordinance
MM Co; Service Company, 172 Infantry Division; HQ 43rd Infantry
Division, HQ and HQ Detachment Vermont National Guard; HQ 86th Armored
Brigade; HQ 2nd Battalion 86th Armored Brigade; State HQ Vermont
National Guard. While assigned as Chief of Operations and Training (G3),
he authored and published the Organizational Plan for the Vermont State
Guard. After he retired from the Vermont National Guard, March 15, 1982,
Governor Snelling promoted him to the rank of Brigadierer General,
Vermont State Guard and appointed him Commanding General. General
Barrett organized the Vermont State Guard throughout the state over the
course of the next 18 years. He was promoted to the rank of Major
General in 1991 and retired from the Vermont State Guard on June 30,
2000 after 56 years of service to his country and state. Visiting hours
at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street in Burlington
are from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday February 16, 2001, and funeral
services will be held at Corbin and Palmer at 10:00 a.m. Saturday,
February 17, 2001. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a
donation to the charity of your choice.
PHILAMINE T. COOLUM FAIRFAX — Mrs.
Philamine T. Coolum, age 73, died peacefully, Wednesday, February 14,
2001 with her family at her side, at the home of her son, Hector, in St.
Albans. She was born in St. Albans October 12, 1927 daughter of the late
Hector and Rose (Martin) Rock. June 22, 1948 she married Edwin Coolum.
Mr. Coolum died September 21, 1981. She had been employed at Union
Carbide Consumer Products and Milton-Bradley (Spartans). She was a mber
of St. Luke’s Church and a former of the Fletcher Grange. Her survivors
include her eight children, their spouses and grandchildren. Daughter
Carol Francis and her fiance David Westbrook of Morrisville; Christa
Francis; son Wayne and Marchia Coolum; Amy Coolum of Cambridge; son
James and Shelia; Jared and Tori Coolum of Hyde Park; daughter Linda and
David Anisworth; Heather Mansfield; Jacob and Joseph Ainsworth of
Fletcher; son Hector and Roxane Coolum; Chad Swann; Michaele Bigelow;
Ashley, Travis and Adam Coolum of St. Albans; son Peter and Lisa Coolum;
Ryan and Samantha Coolum of Fairfax; daughter Lisa and Jeff Kuhns;
Casey, Curtis and Kaylyn Kuhns of Johnson; daughter Lynn and Richard
Gould; Brian and Erica Gould of Fletcher; three great-grandchildren;
sisters Catherine and Ernest Sweet of Fletcher, Rita Wade of Highgate
and brother Arthur and Angela Rock of St. Albans; brother-in-law
Frederick Harnois of Agawam, Mass.; Roswell Evans of St. Albans;
sister-in-law Agnes and Francis Favereau; several nieces, nephews and
cousins. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her
sisters Clara Evans, Angeline Cadieux, Celina Parrot, Gertrude Harnois,
and brother leonard Rock. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated
Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Angels Church, St. Albans. friends may
call at the Brady and Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., St.
Albans from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in the Coolum
family lot in Binghamville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the
Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT
05478 or the Vermont Cancer Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, VT
05602. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral
Home.
LEVI LEONARD DREW BERLIN — Levi Leonard
Drew, 71, of Independence Green, Montpelier, died Wednesday, Feb.14,
2001, in Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. Coach Drew was a teacher
and coach at Williamstown High School, Lyndon State College, St.
Johnsbury Academy and retired from Montpelier High School. Levi is
survived by his spouse, Marion M. Drew of Montpelier; his sons, Brian C.
Drew, Shawn M. Drew, Kevin P. Drew, Dennis J. Drew, Thomas J. Drew, and
Timothy M. Drew; his daughters, Kathleen E. Drew and Colleen T. Drew.
Levi is also survived by 16 grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence E. Drew;
and a sister, Mary T. Drew. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday,
Feb. 19, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church in Montpelier.
Friends may call Sunday, Feb. 18, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Guare
and Sons Funeral Home in Montpelier. The family requests that memorial
contributions be sent to The Len Drew Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o
Paul Blouin, 14 Langdon St., Montpelier, VT 05602
RICHARD J. GENDRON BURLINGTON – Richard J.
""Dick” Gendron, 65, left us Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in
Fletcher Allen Health Care after a short illness. He was born in
Burlington on July 4, 1935, the son of William A. Sr. and May Roseeva (Deforge)
Gendron. Dick worked at Cassler’s toy store on North Winooski Avenue for
more than 30 years. He served honorably with the Vermont Army National
Guard for eight years. He was a longtime member of the Malletts Bay Fire
Department and was known as the ""fire photographer” for
Burlington and surrounding towns. In keeping with his spirit of
community service, Dick founded the C.B. Radio Patrol Club. He is
survived by his wife of 35 years, Pauline (Desautels) Gendron; his
daughter, May Gendron, and grandson James Gendron, all of Burlington;
his brother, Robert Gendron of Burlington; his uncle and aunt, Edmund
Gendron of Hardwick and Marion Beaulieu of Burlington; several nieces
and nephews, especially, Cheryl Dow; and many cousins. Besides his
parents, Dick was predeceased by a sister, Rose Eva; and a younger
brother, William ""Pete” Gendron. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral
chapel with interment following in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visiting
hours are today from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home,
97 Elmwood Ave. Those who choose may send memorial contributions to be
used as the family wishes.
MURIEL CONANT GERMANN STUART, Fla. –
Muriel Conant Germann died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Martin County
Memorial Hospital. A resident of Stuart for the past 26 years, Mrs.
Germann was active in community organizations including The Women’s
Club, the Tri Delta Alumni Association, the Elliot Museum, Miles Grant,
Anchorline Yacht Club, Stuart Congregational Church and RSVP. Mrs.
Germann was born in Burlington, Vt., the daughter of Samuel and Nina
Conant. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor of
arts degree in history and Latin and later worked in New York City for
an insurance company. In 1936, she married Donald Pitt Germann. they
moved to Binghamton, N.Y., where Mrs. Germann was active in the Monday
Afternoon Club and the American Association of University Women,
volunteered at local hospitals and served on the board of directors of
the Fairview Home. She traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Australia
and Central America. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sailing, hunting
and fishing. Mrs. Germann is survived by three daughters, Bette Saks of
Scottsdale, Ariz., Lois Bradt of Manchester, N.H., and Ellen Germann of
Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; two
brothers, Rhoby Conant of Vero Beach, Fla., and James Conant of
Northfield, Vt.; and a sister, Rheuby Frechette of Burlington, Vt. The
family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the
Stuart Library, Stuart Congregational Church, or a charity of one’s
choice. a memorial service will be held in the Stuart Congregational
Church on Saturday, March 10, at 11:00 a.m. Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart,
Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
RICHARD ALLING HUMPHREY SANDWICH, Mass. –
Surrounded by his family, Richard A. Humphrey of Sandwich, Mass., passed
away on Valentine’s Day 2001, after an 81-year celebration of life. He
was born in Hamden, Conn., on Nov. 15,1919, the son of Eugene and Mabel
(Woodcock) Humphrey. In 1947, Dick married Muriel Gardiner, who passed
away in 1976. He is survived by their children, Megan and her partner,
Terry Hotaling, of Burlington; Gael and her husband, Curt, of San Luis
Obispo, Calif., Gordon and his wife, Maureen and their son, Michael, of
Buckland, Mass., and David and his wife, Noelle and their children, Amie
and Tim, of Boylston, Mass. Richard’s siblings include Janice Wildman of
Louisville, Ky., Judith Shaw of Silver Spring, Md., and Ruth Edmunds of
Franklin, N.H. (deceased in 1989). He is also survived by his wife,
Marylyn; five stepchildren; eight stepgrandchildren, 10 nieces and
nephews; and daughter Karen and her three sons. Dick graduated from
Alfred University in the field of ceramic engineering. He enjoyed a long
career as an engineer in the fiberglass industry, which led him to share
the first patent for synthetic mica. In 1960, he acted as a technical
advisor to the United Nations in Yugoslavia. He enjoyed his family,
astronomy, sailing, home improvement challenges, choral singing, the
coast of Maine and the wonders of nature. Richard was full of joy and
always eager to lend his hand to any peaceful cause that would help
others. The legacy continues in the numerous lives that Dick touched
through his quest for and sharing of knowledge, his curiosity, and his
desire to open the eyes of others to the wonder around them. Richard
Humphrey’s final gift was the donation of his body to Tufts Medical
School. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made
in his name to the Champlain Senior Center, 241 N. Winooski Ave.,
Burlington, VT 05401; or the charity of one’schoice. In one of the stars
I shall be living; In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be
As if all the stars were laughing When you look at the stars at night.
-Antoine de Saint Exupery
VERNAL MASON ""BUMP” HUNTER
HINESBURG — Vernal Mason ""Bump” Hunter, 93, longtime
resident of Hinesburg, died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Wednesday,
Feb. 14, 2001, following a brief illness. He was born in Westford on
Sept. 13, 1907, the son of Walter and Helena (Faulkins) Hunter. He
married Laurel Blair in Hinesburg, who predeceased him.
""Bump” worked on many area farms. He loved to raise chickens
and sold his fresh eggs to his regular customers who also enjoyed his
gift of gab. He was a member of the United Church of Hinesburg. He is
survived by his stepdaughter, Laurene Owen of Florida; his sister, Fern
Burritt of Richmond; a brother, Ralph ""Sonny” Hunter of
Essex; his niece, who was his devoted caregiver, Phyllis Kilburn of
Starksboro; a nephew, Charles ""Chuck” Martin of Hinesburg,
who lived with him for numerous years; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. in
the United Church of Hinesburg. Burial will be in Hinesburg Village
Cemetery in the spring. Visiting hours are Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
in Osborne Fellowship Hall. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St.,
Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.
DORIS M (POIRIER) MYERS WINOOSKI — Doris
M. (Poirier) Myers, 86, a lifelong resident of Winooski, died on
Wednesday, February 14, 2001, in the Starr Farm Nursing Center in
Burlington after a short illness. Doris was born in Winooski on January
23, 1915, the daughter of the late John and Clara (Villemaire) Poirier.
She was married in Winooski on April 15, 1948 to Leopold J. Myers. She
was employed at the American Woolen Mill, the DeGoesbriand Hospital and
at Shelburne Industries. Doris was a member of the Daughters of Isabella
and the Winooski Senior Citizens and she enjoyed Bingo and playing
cards. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Leopold
"Paul" Myers of Winooski, Two children; Claire Campanella and
her husband Jim of Saugus, MA; and Ronald "Red" Myers of
Jeffersonville, four grandchildren, Jennifer and Michelle Campanella of
Saugus, MA, and Andrea and Kyle Myers of Jeffersonville and by several
nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Catholic
Church in Winooski. Interment will follow in the St. Francis Xavier
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc. 13 Loomis St.,
Montpelier, VT 05602. Visiting hours will be Friday, February 16, 2001
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the LaVinge Funeral Home, 132 Main St.,
Winooski VT
JOSEPH N. RUSSO II, M.D. OSTERVILLE, Mass.
— Joseph N. Russo II, M.D., 81, graduate of the University of Vermont
Medical School, Class of 1945, longtime resident of Osterville, Mass.,
formerly of Hartford, Conn., obstetrician and gynecologist who practiced
in Hartford for more than 30 years and delivered more than 20,000 babies
in his 40-year career, died peacefully in his sleep in Cape Regency
Nursing Home in Centerville, Mass., on Feb. 14, 2001. He was the devoted
son of Nicholas J. and Donna (Nellie) Lavieri Russo, late of Hartford,
and beloved husband for nearly 56 years of Rosemary T. Russo, who passed
away Dec. 13, 2000. He now joins them in eternal peace. Born in
Hartford, Conn., he graduated from the Loomis School in 1937, Trinity
College with a B.S. in 1941, and the University of Vermont College of
Medicine, M.D. in 1945. In 1944, he married Rosemary Thayer of
Burlington, Vt. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, captain,
1945-1948; in the Philippines and later at Walter Reed Army Hospital in
Washington, D.C. While at Trinity, he was in the chapel choir, Dramatic
Club, Glee Club, Ivy, Newman Club and Alpha Chi Rho fraternity,
receiving a B.S. in philosophy. Active in alumni affairs, he served
Trinity as class representative, College Board of Fellows, Cesare
Barbieri Society, Endowment Committee, Alumni Steering Committee, and
national chairman of the Trinity College Medical Alumni, 1968-1970. He
received the Trinity College Alumni Medal of Excellence in 1965. Two
sons graduated from Trinity, Joseph III, in 1968, and Daniel, in 1973;
and grandsons Joseph IV, in 1999, and Charles, Class of 2002. He
graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1945 and
was an active alumnus, member of the Alumni Executive Association for 20
years, and president of the Alumni Association from 1969-1970. He was a
clinical associate professor of OB/GYN at the UVM College of Medicine
from 1970 to 1984. In 1984, he received a citation at commencement for
his years of teaching. In 1987, the College of Medicine awarded him its
highest honor, the ""Bradley Soule” award, to recognize his
outstanding loyal support of the College of Medicine. Mrs. Russo
graduated from UVM in 1944, and son Nicholas received a B.S. degree in
1971 and an M.S. in 1973. His postgraduate training included Hartford
Hospital, 1945; U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1945-1948; St. Francis
Hospital,1948; Hospital for Special Surgery, N.Y.C., 1949; Doctors
Hospital, N.Y.C., 1949; Columbia University College of Physicians and
Surgeons, Women’s Hospital, N.Y.C., 1950-1953, OB/GYN. In 1953, he
joined the Hartford Hospital active staff in OB/GYN, consulting staff,
1984, and Honorary Staff, 1996. He served the hospital in many
capacities including assistant director of the department of OB/GYN,
1975-1976; Medical Records committee chair, 1981-1983; and Medical Care
Evaluation Committee chair, 1981-1983. He was also on the consulting
staff at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield County Hospital, Institute for
Living, Johnson Memorial Hospital, Newington Hospital for Crippled
Children, and John Dempsey Hospital. From 1975 to 1984, he was an
assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN, University of Connecticut
Medical School. Dr. Russo was board-certified in OB/GYN and a member of
the American Board of OB/GYN, American College of Surgeons; Fellow,
American College of OB/GYN, American Medical Association, Connecticut
State Medical Society, and Hartford County Medical Association. He
served on the board of the HCMA, 1975-1983; and as secretary/treasurer,
1980-1982. He was active with Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Connecticut as a
member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Russo, as an OB/GYN and clinic
professor at UVM Medical School and UConn Medical School, published
numerous medical and scholarly papers. Publications included Elective
Inductions at Hartford Hospital-NE OB/GYN, 1964, with Dr. Walter P.
Kosar. This study at Hartford Hospital was the largest in the country of
births by induction of labor resulting in a drastic reduction in infant
deaths. Rupture of the Uterus, Davis Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1971,
jointly with Robert W. Shreve, M.D.; The Modified Shirodkar Operation,
American Journal of OB/GYN, 1967; Uterine Ruture OB/GYN Observer, 1972.
In 1977, the film, ""An Unusual Occurrence"’ was made at
Hartford Hospital and later shown on PBS about a delivery by Dr. Russo
of a patient with heart disease and heart failure. The successful
delivery occurred in the cardiac surgery room where, if needed, the
medical staff would perform open-heart surgery while Dr. Russo and the
OB staff delivered the baby. More than 150 hospital staff members were
involved and on hand if needed. The effective coordination of this
complicated case was studied throughout the country at hospitals and
medical schools. Active in community affairs both in Hartford and
Osterville, he served as a corporator, Newington Hospital for Crippled
Children; trustee, Heublein Medical Foundation; Connecticut State Police
surgeon, 1962-1985; Ella T. Grasso Foundation Board of Trustees; and was
a member of the Hartford Club; Farmington C.C.; Wampanoag C.C.; Wianno
Club, Wianno Yacht Club, Oyster Harbors Club, Board of Governors,
1976-1985; and Oyster Harbors Property Owners Association president,
1985. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Joseph N. Russo III and
Susan C. Russo of Freeport, Bahamas and grandsons Joseph N. Russo IV and
Charles C. Russo; son and daughter-in-law Nicholas J. Russo II and Cathy
L. Russo of Osterville , Mass., and grandson Nicholas J. Russo III;
granddaughter Jennifer E. Russo; son and daughter-in-law Daniel P. Russo
Esq. and Judith H. Russo of Middletown, Conn.; son Frank T. Russo, Lt.
U.S. Navy (Ret.) of Osterville and granddaughter Caroline T. Russo; and
nephews the Rev. Frederick Thayer of Columbia, Mo., and Albert Thayer of
Uvalde, Texas, and their families. Calling hours are from 2:00 to 6:00
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, Route 28,
Marstons Mills, Mass. A funeral service will be held in St. Peter’s
Episcopal Church, Wianno Ave., Osterville, at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Feb.
26. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at Box 2075 Oyster
Harbors, Osterville, MA 02655. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
in Dr. Russo’s memory to the Hartford County Medical Scholarship Fund,
c/o the Hartford County Medical Association, 515 Highland Ave.,
Cheshire, CT 06410.
ARNOLD J. WHITEHOUSE COLCHESTER — Arnold
J. Whitehouse, 60, of Colchester died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 14,
2001, while doing what he loved most, ice fishing in South Hero. He was
born in Burlington on July 18, 1940, the son of the late Clarence and
Anita (Couture) Whitehouse. He attended schools in Essex Center and
Burlington. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961. He was married
in Essex Center on Oct. 5, 1985, to Deborah Martin. He had been
self-employed as a painting contractor and worked with several area
contractors. For the last five years, he worked for Bouyea-Fassetts
Bakery. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral and belonged to the
DAV. We would all like to celebrate his life and share all the beautiful
memories. He was the best father and papa in the world. No one will ever
replace him. Your physical presence has left us forever, but all the
wonderful memories never will. Words were not always needed; a smile, a
wink said it all. We’ll see those beautiful blue eyes for as long as we
live. You live within whoever’s heart you touched. You left us, being in
your own little piece of heaven, but you will live forever in your
children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Deborah of
Colchester; two children, Jodie Lynn Jenot and her husband, John, of
Underhill, and J. Brian Whitehouse of Colchester; four grandchildren,
Angela Marie Jenot, Jamie Lee Jenot, Candace Whitehouse, and Jay Paul
Whitehouse; a brother-in-law, John Martin of Westford; his brothers and
sisters, Clarence Whitehouse of Grand Isle, Leo Whitehouse and his wife,
Ann, of Old Saybrook, Conn., Arthur Whitehouse and his wife, Lynn, of
Old Saybrook, Conn., Theresa Bessette of Milton, Ann Whitehouse of
Milton, Rosemary Francis and her husband, Donald, of Milton, and Frank
Whitehouse and his wife, Diane of Austin, Texas; a sister-in-law, Sylvia
Martin of Colchester; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by two sisters, Priscilla Bessette and Dorothy Dilley; and a
brother, Kenneth Bevins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral
chapel in Burlington. Burial will bdrm in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in
the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to
Make-A-Wish Foundation, 100 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00
p.m. with a prayer service at 3:00 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home,
Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.
February
15
BONNIE E. FLETCHER ESSEX JUNCTION –
Bonnie E. Fletcher died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in Fletcher
Allen Health Care in Burlington. Her husband, minister and care
providers were at her side. Bonnie was born in New York City on March
18, 1948, and spent most of her life in the Westchester County area,
receiving her schooling and employment in the White Plains area. Bonnie
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grant. Her father, Robert Grant,
resides in South Burlington; her mother, Martha Stuart, resides in Santa
Fe., N.M. Bonnie married John Fletcher on Sept. 9, 1972, in Scarsdale,
N.Y. She is survived by her husband and primary caregiver, John; their
daughter, Laura, 24, of Nantucket, Mass.; and their son, Michael, 21, of
Burlington; her sister, Nancy Grant of White Plains, N.Y.; and three
stepsiblings, Ricky, Eleanor, and Eliot Spindell. Many people will
remember Bonnie’s friendly, outgoing way and her presence in our
community. She did volunteer work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The
American Red Cross, The Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, The Vermont
Respite House, and was active with the Catholic Daughters Bridge Club,
the Lake Champlain Valley Balloon Fest, CB Line Dancing, and several
jobs held in the floral-arranging trade–at Joy of Giving and Festive
Designs. Her family was of prime importance to her, and she planned to
encourage family involvement, whether it be volunteerism or travel, or
simply quality time together. She loved her water garden, her flower
gardens, wild-bird feeding and had a great appreciation for the beauty
of nature. She was especially appreciative of her close network of
family, friends and supporters, who were a constant source of
inspiration to her. Despite the rigors of her six-and-a-half-year battle
with leukemia, she always took time to ""smell the roses” and
to appreciate the little things in life. Despite the pains and anguish
of the disease, she always remembered to express her appreciation to her
care providers and members of the medical professional community. She
rarely complained; she rather chose to see the glass half full. In
accordance with her wishes, there will be no funeral or viewing. The
family will be planning a memorial service to be conducted in the First
Congregational Church in Essex Junction. Although plans are still fluid
at this stage, it will most likely be Saturday, March 17, 2001. A notice
will appear in this newspaper finalizing the date and time. This will be
a simple remembrance gathering of her friends and family to share in the
joy of Bonnie’s life. Attendees are asked to consider saying some words
about their involvements with Bonnie. Refreshments will be served after
the service, and a Remembrance Table will be set up with reminders of
Bonnie, allowing guests an opportunity to acquaint and reminisce
together, and guests are encouraged to bring and share remembrances or
mementos. The family has requested NO FLOWERS to be sent. What would be
most meaningful to Bonnie is that those who wish would consider a
donation of blood or, ideally, platelets to the Red Cross. These two
blood products were essential in keeping Bonnie alive. If you are unable
to donate these much-needed products, a donation may be made in her name
to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 100 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT
05403.
CHRYSTAL "KAY" FULLER SARATOGA
SPRINGS, NY — Chrystal "Kay" Fuller of Rte 9P, Stillwater,
NY, passed away on February 15, 2001 after a long illness. Kay was born
in Burlington on January 3, 1936 and was the daughter of the late
Chrystal Fay Palmer and Stanley Rumney. She was a graduate of Burlington
High School, Class of 1954. She attended the State University at Albany,
where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and a Masters Degree in
Education Administration. Mrs. Fuller worked in the education field as a
teacher, guidance counselor and most recently as an instructional
supervisor and executive assistant in the Schenectady City School System
at the Washington Irving School, where she retired in 1994. She was a
member of the Round Lake United Methodist Church. Chrystal was the wife
of George E. Fuller; mother of Niki Fillipone of Malta NY; Dianna Bonk
of Malta NY; and Steven Costopoulos of Malta, NY. She was the
grandmother of Lauren, Gregory and Kristin Fillipone; Peter and David
Bonk; Andrew Emily and Kari Costopoulos; the sister of Carole Harris of
Rockaway NJ; and the step-mother of Craig and Jeffrey Fuller, both of
Arizona. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visiting
hours are Saturday, February 17, 2001 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m and
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Armer Funeral Home on East High Street in
Ballston Spa, NY. A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Sunday,
February, 18, 2001 also at the Funeral Home. Relatives and friends are
invited to join in the celebration of this remarkable womans life. The
family has asked those who wish to honor Kay’s name to do so with
contributions to the American Cancer Society.
LYDIA
MARIE JODOIN
BURLINGTON — Lydia Marie Jodoin, 98, formerly of 28
Central Ave., Lakeside, Burlington, died at Starr Farm Nursing Center on
February 15, 2001. She was born in Ste Cyrille, Quebec, Canada on July
3, 1902, daughter of Adjutor and Eveline (Vigneault) Courtois. Lydia was
a longtime member of St. Anthony Parish. She was the widow of Hector
Jodoin, who predeceased her in 1970. Lydia is survived by her children
and their spouses; Fernand and Joyce Jodoin of Bradenton, FL; Rita
Mongeon of Winooski; Theresa Lapointe of North Adams, MA; Madeleine and
Paul Letourneau of Colchester, Sr. Lilliane Jodoin, Sisters of the
Presentation of Mary, Methuen, MA; George and Joyce Jodoin of
Burlington/Cape Coral, FL; Richard and Karin Jodoin of Milton; Paul and
Mary Jodoin of Burlington; Laurette Corbin of Burlington; and Laurent
(Larry) Jodoin of Barstow, CA; two sisters, Lucille Courtois of
Drummondville, Quebec and Elaine Briand of Arlington, MA; two
sisters-in-law, Laurette Jodoin of Burlington, and Alice Patenaude of
Pittsfield, MA. Lydia is also survived by her 45 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and
nephews; and many friends, neighbors and relatives in the Lakeside
section of Burlington, where she lived for over 40 years. She was
predeceased by her daughter, Louise Wheel Trombley in 1982; two sisters,
Emilia Balis and Alice Courtois; her sons-in-law, Henry Lapointe, Cal
Mongeon, and John Corbin, and her grandsons, Keith and Bobby Jodoin. The
family wishes to thank the staff at Starr Farm Nursing Center, Mansfield
Unit, for their dedication and care during Lydia’s stay there. Friends
may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski
Avenue today from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February
17, 2001 at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow
in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard
Funeral Directors.
WANETA M. LaFORCE ST. ALBANS/SHELBURNE –
Waneta M. LaForce, 97, of St. Albans and formerly of Shelburne, passed
away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, Feb. 15,
2001, at her home in Redstone Villa. She was born in Ayers Cliff,
Quebec, on Sept. 26, 1903, the daughter of the late Willbert and Mildred
(Rogers) Dustin. She was married to Earl F. LaForce, who predeceased her
in September 1964. She is survived by three children and their spouses,
Raymond and Betty LaForce of Lady Lake, Fla., Janet and Ernest Oakes of
Alburg, and Alan and Betty LaForce of Richmond; 18 grandchildren; 27
great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Aline LaForce of Medical Lake,
Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two
children, Maitland LaForce, in 1965, and Clifford LaForce, in 1991; and
a daughter-in-law, Doris Shedlock. The family wishes to extend their
deepest gratitude to the staff at Redstone Villa for the kind and loving
care given to Waneta. A private prayer service will be held Saturday,
Feb. 17, 2001. A graveside service will be held in the spring in
Shelburne Village Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in
Waneta’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim
Road, Colchester, VT 05446. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home South
Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
DR. ROBERT A. NORTON AUBURN, Ala. — Dr.
Robert A. Norton, 77, of Auburn passed away Feb. 15, 2001. He was born
Nov. 26, 1923, in Bristol, Vt., the son of James C. Norton and Ruth
(Newman) Norton. Dr. Norton graduated from Bristol High School and the
University of Michigan College of Dentistry. He was a longtime resident
of Springfield, Ill., where he practiced dentistry for 43 years. He is
survived by his wife, Betty G. Norton; daughter Jennie; son Dr. bert A.
Norton Jr.; grandchildren Robert A. Norton III and Carrie Norton, all of
Auburn; and two sisters, Betty N. Hasseltine of Morrisville, Vt., and
Janet N. Smith and her husband, Robert J. Smith, of Vero Beach, Fla. A
committal service will be held in Bristol at a later date.
ARTHUR V. SAULE WILLISTON — Arthur Vilis
Saule, 84, passed away Feb. 15, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He
had been a resident of Starr Farm Nursing Center. Mr. Saule was born in
Cesvaine, Latvia, on June 1, 1916, the son of the late Arnolds and
Alvine Saule. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rita; their two
children, Mara Saule and her husband, Dan Archdeacon of Williston, and
Peter Saule and his wife, Michele Jereb Saule, of Olathe, Kan.; and four
grandsons, Talis and Nicholas Saule Archdeacon and Christopher and Aaron
Jereb Saule. Mr. Saule graduated in 1961 from Cleveland State
University’s Fern College of Engineering with a degree in mechanical
engineering. He spent most of his professional career at the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Lewis Research Center in
Cleveland. Mr. Saule was also an active member of the Latvian-American
community in Cleveland. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 24,
2001, in Cleveland, Ohio.
February
16
VELMA CARTER AMES CANAAN — Mrs. Velma
Carter Ames, 84, of Connecticut Avenue, Canaan, passed away Friday, Feb.
16, 2001, at her home with family present. Velma was born Feb. 21, 1916,
in East Corinth, the daughter of the late Ralph W. and Harriet (Welch)
Carter. Velma graduated from Bradford Academy in 1934 and Lyndon
Institute in 1936. She taught school in Wolcott until 1938, then in
Derby Line in 1939. June 27, 1939, she married Marshall A. Ames, moving
to Canaan where she was a homemaker and teacher, and also in
Stewartstown, N.H. She was the chairwoman for the Christmas Good Cheer
Box Committee of the Canaan Women’s Club for more than 40 years. She was
a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 0047, Canaan; the
Colebrook Bridge Club; the Order of the Eastern Star and Grace United
Methodist Church. Velma served as assistant judge of Essex County
Superior Court, Canaan town lister, and as the Cancer Society fund drive
chairwoman. Velma is survived by a son, Marshall Ames Jr. and his wife,
Diane, of Potomac, Md.; a daughter, Jean-Carol Dunham and her husband,
Chuck, of Shelburne; six grandchildren, Allison Ames Buytenhuys, Laura
Ames, Jeff Trono, Amy Trono, Wendy King, and Diane Dorr; six
great-grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews. Velma was preceded in
death by her loving husband, Marshall A. Ames, in 1985; and a sister,
Cecile Blanchard, in 1999. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb.
21, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church in Canaan.
Interment services will be held in the spring in the Alice Hunt
Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. However, immediately following
the service, there will be a gathering of family and friends in the
church vestry. If friend desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Grace United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Rodney Dobbs, P.O.
Box 247, Canaan, VT 05903; or Beecher Falls Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 326,
Beecher Falls, VT 05902. Arrangements are under the direction of Jenkins
Funeral Home, Colebrook, N.H.
MARBARA ELIZABETH (MAXHAM) BAILEY
WOODSTOCK — Marbara Elizabeth (Maxham) Bailey, 76, a lifelong resident
of Woodstock, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in Birchwood Terrace
Healthcare in Burlington. She was born in Woodstock on Dec. 16, 1924,
the daughter of the late Olin and Cora (Martel) Maxham. She graduated
from Woodstock High School in 1943. She was married in Woodstock in 1943
to Douglas Bailey, who predeceased her in 1990. Marbara retired in 1987
after 35 years of employment with the Woodstock National Bank. She
enjoyed bowling, coin and stamp collecting and genealogy. She is
survived by one son, Michael Bailey and his wife, Mary Jane (O’Brien)
Bailey, of Colchester; and a brother, Perry Maxham and his wife, Janet
Maxham, of Woodstock. She is also survived by her in-laws, Mrs. Raymond
(Ethna) Bailey of Woodstock, Jim and Marilyn Bailey of Woodstock,
Barbara Squires of Rochester, and Henry Maxham of Woodstock; and several
nieces and nephews. The Bailey family would like to express their
sincere gratitude to the staff at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare for the
special care and kindness shown to Marbara. Graveside services will be
in Prosper Cemetery in Woodstock in the spring, at the the convenience
of the family. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Woodstock Firefighters Association, Woodstock, VT
05091; or the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis
St., Montpelier, VT 05602. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home,
132 Main St., Winooski.
JEANNE MARIE BESSETTE BURLINGTON — Jeanne
Marie Bessette, 89, of Burlington died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on
Feb. 16, 2001. She was born in Winooski on Feb. 11, 1912, the daughter
of Arthur and Aurore (Piche) Alarie. Jeanne worked for many years at St.
Michael’s College. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph parish.
Jeanne was the widow of Arthur J. Bessette, who predeceased her in 1980.
Jeanne is survived by a son, the Rev. Conrad A. Bessette of Burlington;
a sister, Helen Martell of Burlington; a brother, Clement Alarie of
Winooski; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a
daughter, Claire A. Bessette. The family would like to thank the entire
staff at Starr Farm Nursing Center for their loving care and concern
during Jeanne’s time spent there. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral.
Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home on Monday
from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be
made in Masses or to St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Renovation Fund, 85 Elmwood
Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard
Funeral Directors.
KATHLEEN S. CHURCH BURLINGTON — Kathleen
S. Church passed peacefully away in Green Mountain Nursing Home in
Colchester on Feb. 16, 2001. Kay was born at home in Middleburg, N.Y.,
on Sept. 14, 1908, the daughter of Herbert and Helen (Schaeffer) Sidney.
She grew up on the family farm in Schoharie, N.Y. She was a graduate of
Albany Business College and was a secretary at the University of Vermont
for many years. She was a 60-year member of the First Congregational
Church in Burlington, a member of Coterie and the South Burlington
Seniors Club. She was a recent resident of the Converse Home in
Burlington. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles C. Church Sr.,
in 1986. Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Witterman and her husband,
Larry, of Endwell, N.Y.; a son, Charles C. Church Jr. and his wife,
Patricia Heise, of Essex Junction; five grandchildren, Scott Jones of
Richond, Va., Brian Jones and his wife, Beverly , of Alden, N.Y., Amy
Fitzgerald and her husband, Sean, of Manchester, N.H., Charles
""Chip” Church III and his wife, Melissa, of Colchester, and
Robert Church and his special friend, Liz Mercer, of Boulder, Colo.;
four great-grandchildren, Scott Jones Jr., Ashley Church, Alyssa
Fitzgerald and Hannah Fitzgerald; a brother, Howard Sidney of Bradenton,
Fla.; a sister, Margaret Taconis of Schoharie, N.Y., and Seminole, Fla.;
and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers Thomas,
Clinton, Edward, and Sanford Sidney. A memorial service will be held in
the chapel of the first Congregational Church, 38 S. Winooski Ave.,
Burlington, on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 3:00 p.m. The family will greet
friends after the service in the Stone Room. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church Memorial
Fund. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, is in
charge of arrangements.
LAURETTE A. LACASSE ELMORE — Laurette A.
Lacasse, 53, died peacefully Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in Copley Hospital
in Morrisville. She was born in Newport on Nov. 18, 1947, the daughter
of Conrad and Rita (Degesse) Lamoureux. Laurette married Fernand C.
Lacasse on June 20, 1970. They operated and owned the family farm in
Elmore all their married lives. Laurette had been a devoted, loving wife
and mother. Her family life and home, and her faith, provided everything
she desired. Besides her husband, Fernand, she is survived by her
mother, Mrs. Rita Lamoureau, formerly of West Charleston and now
residing in Derby Line; two sons, Christopher and his wife, Vicky, and
Raymond and his fiancee, Melissa, both of Elmore; a sister, Mrs. Ernest
(Claudette) Kangas of Belmont, N.H.; four brothers and their wives,
Robert and Linda of Clarksville, Tenn., Regis and Rita of West
Charleston, Jean Paul of Derby Line, and Francis and Julie of West
Charleston; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Cross Church in
Morrisville with spring interment to be in Pleasant View Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, contributions in Laurette’s memory would be appreciated
to the Bishop Marshall School, P.O. Box 387, Morrisville, VT 05661.
Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
GORDON S. MORSE ST. JOHNSBURY — Gordon S.
Morse, 79, of St. Johnsbury died Feb. 16, 2001, in St. Johnsbury, two
weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. The former owner of Morse
Construction, a veteran of World War II and an avid sportsman
(basketball and baseball), he leaves his wife, Helen (Rodger) of St.
Johnsbury; daughter Janice Morse and her husband, Peter Gillespie, of
Huntington; and granddaughter Cassidy of Newburyport, Mass., among other
survivors. A memorial service will be held Tuesday in St. Johnsbury in
Sayles Funeral Home with the Rev. John Marshall officiating. Friends are
invited to meet the family one hour prior to the service. Spring burial
will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made
to the St. Johnsbury Little League Baseball Program, St. Johnsbury, VT
05819. Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury, is in charge
of arrangements. N S. MORSE ST. JOHNSBURY — Gordon S. Morse, 79, of St.
Johnsbury died Feb. 16, 2001, in St. Johnsbury, two weeks after being
diagnosed with cancer. The former owner of Morse Construction, a veteran
of World War II and an avid sportsman (basketball and baseball), he
leaves his wife, Helen (Rodger) of St. Johnsbury; daughter Janice Morse
and her husband, Peter Gillespie, of Huntington; and granddaughter
Cassidy of Newburyport, Mass., among other survivors. A memorial service
will be held Tuesday in St. Johnsbury in Sayles Funeral Home with the
Rev. John Marshall officiating. Friends are invited to meet the family
one hour prior to the service. Spring burial will be in Mount Pleasant
Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Johnsbury Little
League Baseball Program, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. Sayles Funeral Home,
525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury, is in charge of arrangements.
ESTHER E. NICHOLS LYME, N.H. — Esther E.
Nichols, 82, of Lyme died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in Norwich. She was
born Aug. 8, 1918, in Enosburg, a daughter of Lloyd and Ethel (Ball)
Chaffee. Mrs. Nichols grew up on a farm in Enosburg, attended local
schools and graduated from Green Mountain College. June 14, 1940, in
Enosburg Center, she was married to Guy E. Nichols, who predeceased her
Jan. 5, 1993. She and her husband established Nichols Hardware in 1945,
and the business is still operated by the Nichols family. Mrs. Nichols
was renowned for her pies, doughnuts, cookies and brownies. Mr. and Mrs.
Nichols established and operated the food concession at Dartmouth Skiway,
originally from the back of the family station wagon. Mrs. Nichols was
an active member of the community and of Lyme Congregational Church. She
was an avid gardener, an enthusiastic backyard birder, enjoyed walking,
loved watching the nighttime sky and the natural world and was an active
armchair overseer of Christmas-tree cutting. She particularly looked
forward to her daily visit with family and friends at the lunch counter
at Nichols Hardware. Survivors include three sons, Lloyd and James
Nichols of Lyme, and William Nichols of Orford; a daughter, Elizabeth
Morgan of Pittsburgh; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Charlotte Leatherman of Columbus, Ohio, and Elizabeth and
Ethelyn Chaffee, both of Barrington, R.I. Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyme Congregational Church
with the Rev. Jo Shelnutt-Melendy. Entombment will be in the Sawyer Tomb
in Bradford pending spring burial in the family lot in Highland Cemetery
in Lyme. There are no calling hours. Donations in Mrs. Nichols’ memory
may be made to the Nichols Scholarship Fund, Lyme Congregational Church,
Lyme, NH 03768. Arrangements are by Hale Funeral Homes of Thetford and
Bradford, Vt.
BRIAN S. PAQUETTE COLCHESTER — Brian S.
Paquette, 39, of Colchester died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in Fletcher
Allen Health Care in Burlington, due to complications from a cerebral
hemorrhage. He was born in Burlington on July 27, 1961, the son of
Ronald and Jeannine (Pontbriand) Paquette. He graduated from Colchester
High School in 1979. Brian worked with his uncle for 13 years at Vermont
Medical Home Care and was currently employed at Dynapower Corporation in
South Burlington. Brian married Penelope Smith on May 29, 1987. Brian
enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father and brother. He also enjoyed
NASCAR racing and playing basketball with his beautiful daughter,
Chelsea. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by
his wife, Penelope, and their daughter, Chelsea Paquette, of Colchester;
his parents, Ronald and Jeannine Paquette of Colchester; one brother,
Robert and his wife, Sheila Paquette of Burlington; two sisters, Denise
and her husband, Dr. Erik Veal, of Louisville, Ky., Penny and her
husband, Walter Stutz, of Burlington; two nieces, Hannah and Faye
Paquette; three nephews, Sean, Corey and Josh; his grandmother, Helen
Paquette of Colchester; two sisters-in-law, Pamela and Priscilla Smith;
one brother-in-law and his wife, Randall and Karla Smith; and several
aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by two grandparents,
Florence and Leonal Pontbriand; and his in-laws, Mildred and Donald
Smith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 19,
2001, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Colchester with
interment following in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northeast
Friends of Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, c/o David Hindlu, 131
Cushing Road, Newmarket, NH 03857. Visiting hours will be Sunday, Feb.
18, 2001, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral
Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.
LEO E. RABIDA ISLAND POND — Leo E. Rabida,
87, of Island Pond passed away in Barton on Friday, Feb. 16, 2001. He
was born in Whitefield, N.H., on Sept. 2, 1913, the son of Frank and
Albina (Dumas) Rabida. Leo worked in the woods and on the family farm
before starting with C&N Railroad in 1942, where he worked for more
than 40 years. Leo was an avid gardener and sportsman. He enjoyed
spending time with his family and liked picking berries. Nov. 22, 1937,
Leo married the former Loretta Boutin, who survives him. Besides his
wife, Loretta, he is survived by his daughters, Lucille Major and her
husband, Lucian, of Richmond, and Helen Shedd and her husband, Steven,
of Milton; his grandchildren, Diane Bouchard and her husband, Pierre,
Amy Major and her fiance, Jody Knapp, Christopher Major, Kristy Shedd
and her fiance, Eric Thompson, Brian Shedd, and Melissa Shedd; his
great-grandchildren, Taytum and Haley Bouchard; and his sisters, Rhoda
Cyr of Glastonbury, Conn., Florence Houle of New Britain, Conn., and
Mable Gagnon of Florida. He was predeceased by two sisters, Irene Fortin
and Anne Sheriff. Friends may call at the St. James parish hall in
Island Pond on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 19, in St. James
Catholic Church in Island Pond at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. James
Mattison officiating. Spring interment will take place in Lakeside
Catholic Cemetery in Island Pond. Should friends desire, contributions
in Leo’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Green
Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, VT 05601. Arrangements are
by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, Newport.
CAROLINE
ELIZABETH (WRIGHT) SIMONDS
CLARENDON — Caroline Elizabeth (Wright)
Simonds, 77, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in the Rutland Regional
Hospital. Mrs. Simonds grew up in Syracuse, N.Y., moving to Vermont in
1955. Survivors include four daughters including Martha Howard of
Williston; four sons; a brother; a sister; grandchildren; and nieces and
nephews. Friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral
home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Aldous
Funeral Home, 44 N. Main St., Rutland. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box
1139, Montpelier, VT 05601.
KENTON J. WELLS WATERBURY — Kenton J.
Wells, 78, of South Main Street, Waterbury, passed away Friday, Feb. 16,
2001, in Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. He was born in
Fletcher on May 3, 1922, the son of the late Leroy O. and Sadie M. (Drinkwine)
Wells. He was employed over the years as a farmer, logger, truck driver
and retired as a custodian of the Waterbury Elementary School. Kenton
enjoyed attending the area fiddlers’ contests and always looked forward
to dancing whenever the opportunity was presented. He is survived by a
son, Stephen Wells of Weybridge; two daughters, Donna Turner of Fort
Wayne, Ind., and Linda Cary and her husband, Howard, of Jeffersonville;
a sister, Rita Lemoine and her husband, Harold, of Highgate Springs; 11
grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two
nieces, a nephew and a cousin. He was predeceased by a son, Ronald
Wells. Visiting hours will be held today, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, from
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
held Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in the Hayes-Rich Funeral
Home. Spring interment will be in the family lot in Sanderson Corners
Cemetery in Fairfax at the convenience of the family. Contributions may
be made in Kenton’s memory to the Waterbury Fire Department, P.O. Box 9,
Waterbury, VT 05676. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home,
1176 Main St., Fairfax.
February
17
GRACE SARGENT BALL NORTH BENNINGTON –
Mrs. Grace Sargent Ball, 85, a resident of Prospect Street, North
Benington, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in the Center for Living and
Rehabilitation in Bennington. Mrs. Ball was born Jan. 6, 1916, in
Glover, the daughter of Richard J. and Mina (Drew) Sargent. She was
married to Maurice C. Ball on Aug. 31, 1941, in Lincoln. Mr. Ball died
Oct. 15, 1995. Mrs. Ball worked as a teacher for many years and had
taught in northern Vermont at the Concord Graded School and Bellows Free
Academy in Fairfax. Surviving are a brother, Curtis Sargent of West
Burke; and several nieces,nephews and cousins. Funeral services for Mrs.
Ball will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 2:00 p.m. in the North Bennington
Congregational Church. Interment will take place at a later date in West
Look Cemetery in Glover. Friends are invited to call at the church
Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Should friends desire, gifts in Mrs.
Ball’s memory may be made to the North Bennington Congregational Church,
c/o the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT
05201.
PAULA FREEDMAN SHELBURNE — Paula Freedman
died Feb. 17, 2001. She was born in Vinnitsa, Russia, in 1910 and
emigrated to New York City with her family in 1919. She was educated in
the city’s public schools. She married Martin Freedman in 1941.
Together, they owned and operated a children’s toy and furniture store
on Staten Island. After her husband’s death in 1995, she moved to
Vermont to be near her daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Sheldon Cooper.
In addition, she is survived by a grandson, Jonas Cooper. Paula had a
zest for life, enjoying music, dance, films, nature and, most of all, a
good laugh. Her family wants to express their appreciation for the
kindness and excellent care she received at Pills- bury Manor in South
Burlington. Also, our gratitude to three special caregivers during
Paula’s last weeks. The VNA Hospice made possible a peaceful death. In
keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Shelburne Funeral
Chapel of Corbin and Palmer is in charge of arrangements.
NELSON E. HALLOCK MONKTON — Nelson E. Hallock,
78, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in Helen Porter Nursing Home in
Middlebury. He was born Jan. 1, 1923, in South Starksboro, the son of
Philip and Ursula (Stokes) Hallock. Nelson was known for his music. He
loved to play for groups going around to nursing homes and entertaining
people with his music. He is survived by two sisters, Beatrice Knight
and Freda Beane, both of Huntington; two brothers, Clarence Hallock of
Lincoln, and Clinton Hallock of Essex Junction; and several nieces,
nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:00
a.m. in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in
Morgan Cemetery in East Monkton. There will be no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol, VT
05443.
 JOSEPH
SOLOMON HANDY
BEDFORD, N.H. — Joseph Solomon Handy, 70, of 5 Sandy
Pond Parkway, Bedford, died Feb. 17, 2001, in Catholic Medical Center in
Manchester. He was born in Newport, Vt., on July 1, 1930, the son of
William and Marion (Gollib) Handy, Lebanese immigrants to the United
States. He had been a Bedford resident since 1977. He graduated in 1952
from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., with a B.A. degree in
sociology and earned a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from
Boston University in 1963. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to
1956. Mr. Handy began his career in social services in 1957 as a
Vocational Rehabilitation counselor for the state of Vermont. In 1964,
he became the director of the Residential Care Department for Brandon
Training School in Brandon, Vt., a school for the mentally retarded. In
1964, he became the assistant superintendent of Brandon Training School.
Mr. Handy was then selected by Governor Salmon in 1973 for the position
of Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Social and Rehabilitation
Services. From 1977 to 1985, he was the president of Crotched Mountain
Foundation, a private facility for the disabled. After suffering a heart
attack in 1984, Mr. Handy returned to work as Director of Special
Projects for Crotched Mountain Foundation and later as vice president of
Crotched Mountain Community Care Inc. From 1985 to 1990, he sponsored
the Foster Grandparents Association and in 1986 established a case
management service in Portsmouth for home and community-based elderly
and disabled persons and established a case management program for
Elderly with Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders. He retired in
1990. After retirement, Mr. Handy worked on a part-time basis as program
specialist for the New Hampshire Division of Human Services, on a Jobs
and Basic Skills program mandated by the Family Support Act of 1988 to
assist mothers on AFDC to prepare for and enter into suitable
employment. From 1991 to 1993, he was vocational specialist for Work
Opportunities Unlimited. He was also appointed by the Governor to work
on the New Hampshire State Committee on Aging. He also served on the New
Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Medical Advisory
Committee, New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Disability and the New
Hampshire Commission on Independent Living, Health and Human Services
Commissioner Long-Term Advisory Committee and the Governor’s Task Force
on Motor Vehicle Fatalities. He remained a consultant to Crotched
Mountain Foundation in Greenfield and was a member of the Advisory
Council of the Crotched Mountain Foster Grandparents Program. He was
also a member of the Southern New Hampshire Elder Care Council, Greater
Manchester Commission on Aging, Advisory Committee to Easter Seals and
Tomorrow’s Choices. At Catholic Medical Center, he served as Eucharistic
minister and chairman of the Prime Time Advisory Council. As a devoted
Catholic, he was the first charter member of the Counselors of the
United Hearts of Jesus and Mary Lay Apostolate. He was a daily
communicant, Eucharistic minister and member of the Fix It Team at St.
Elizabeth Seton parish. Joseph Handy was a man who put the needs of
others above his own. Family members include his wife of 42 years,
Annette (Brunelle) Handy; two sons, Gregory C. Handy of Gorham, Maine,
and William J. Handy of Hooksett; three daughters, Jo-Ann Handy of
Bedford, Catherine Handy of New York, N.Y., and Mary Handy-Trisciani of
New City, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren, Zachary, Bridget, Clare, Mary-Grace,
Joseph S., Joanna, Michael, Laura, Caitlin, Mary, Sarah and Emma; and
many nephews, nieces and cousins. Calling hours will be at Phaneuf
Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave., Manchester, N.H., on
Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Rosary services will be
conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and on
Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford. The
family requests that no flowers be sent. Instead, Masses may be offered
for the repose of his soul or memorial donations may be made to the
Crotched Mountain Foster Grandparents Program. To view an online
memorial, send a condolence or, for more information, go to
http://www.phaneuf.net.
MERRILL R. HONEY RICHFORD — Merrill R.
Honey, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in Verdelle Village ECF in St.
Albans. He was born in Richford on March 27, 1910, the son of the late
Austin and Lucy (Brown) Honey. Merrill attended schools in Richford. He
was employed at Sweat Cummings for many years, retiring in 1977. He is
survived by two children and their spouses, Anita and Robert Dimke of
Hinesburg, and Norman and Cheryl Honey of Richford; six grandchildren,
Laurie Buker and her husband, George, of Burlington, Scott Messier of
San Diego, Calif., Julie DiFraia of Honolulu, Keri Fazio and her
husband, Joseph, of LaJolla, Calif.; and Jody Honey and Jimmy Honey,
both of Richford; and a great-grandson, Joseph Messier of Honolulu. He
was predeceased by his wife, Irene (Denault) Honey in 1991. Funeral
services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in All Saints Catholic
Church in Richford. Interment will be held in the spring in Richford
Center Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish,
contributions in his memory may be made to the Franklin County Humane
Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05476. Spears Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements
MORGAN T. JARING RICHFORD — Morgan T.
Jaring, 8 months, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health
Care in Burlington. She was born June 6, 2000, in Burlington, the
daughter of Willem and Brenda (Litch) Jaring. Morgan is now at peace.
She has earned her angel wings. She touched many people in her short
life. Morgan is survived by her parents, Willem and Brenda Jaring;
brother Reece; and sister Rachel, all of Richford; paternal grandparents
Cornelius and Dees Jaring of Ontario, Canada; and several aunts, uncles
and cousins. Her maternal grandparents, Floyd and Helen Litch,
predeceased Morgan. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
in the Vergennes Congregational Church. Interment will be in Prospect
Cemetery in Vergennes. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may
be made to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Fletcher Allen Health
Care, c/o Peggy Palm, Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.
Arrangements are in charge of Brown-McClay Funeral Home, Vergennes.
WILLIAM R. KING MORRISVILLE — William R.
King, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in Genesis Eldercare after being
a patient there for the past 13 months. He was born in Sheffield,
England, on Aug. 29, 1909, the son of Charles M. and Annie (Dawson)
King. Bill moved to the U.S.A. in 1929 at the age of 18. He married the
former May A. Peckham. They loved in Newport, R.I.; Pembroke, Mass.; and
East Bridgewater, Mass., where he owned and operated a plumbing business
until his retirement. Bill was a devout Catholic and Past Grand Knight,
K. of C., in East Bridgewater. In 1999, they moved to Morrisville due to
failing health. Besides his wife, May, he is survived by his son,
Charles P. King and his wife, Charlene, of Morrisville; his daughter,
Mrs. Howard (Betsy) Wing of Hartland; three grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11
a.m. today in Holy Cross Church in Morrisville with spring interment in
Pleasant View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s
memory would be appreciated to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr
Ave., Morrisville, VT 05661. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral
Home, Morrisville.
SANDRA
JEAN LADD
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Sandra Jean Ladd, 58, of South
Burlington, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in the Vermont Respite House
in Williston following a terminal illness. She was born in Colchester on
Jan. 22, 1943, the daughter of Eugene and Harriet (Duval) Houle. She was
a parishioner of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Winooski. She is
survived by three children, Eugene Ladd of Burlington, Arthur Ladd of
South Burlington, and Samantha Ladd of South Hero; her mother, Harriet
Houle of Burlington; one sister, Susan Devino of Burlington; two
brothers, Alfred and Alan Houle; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces,
nephews and cousins. Sandra was predeceased by her father, Eugene Houle;
her youngest son, Charles Ladd Jr.; and granddaughter Charlie Cassandra
Ladd. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the
family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
family, c/o Samantha Ladd, 54 Lakeview Road, South Hero, VT 05486.
Arrangements are made by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St.,
Winoooski.
MARION (COOTWARE) BOUDAH LUMBRA BURLINGTON
— Marion (Cootware) Boudah Lumbra died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in the
Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Sept. 17,
1913, in Grand Isle, the daughter of Albert and Olivia Cootware. She
married Edward Lumbra in July 1943. She loved fishing, bingo, and
traveling for many years. She is survived by seven children: two sons,
John Boudah and his wife, Stacia, and Norman Lumbra and his wife, Mary,
of Connecticut; five daughters. Barbara Weed and her husband, Perley, of
Vermont, Cath- leen and her husband, Richard Williams Palmateer, of
Florida, Joyce Morin and her husband, Gillis. of California, Janice
Grenier and her companion, Willfred (John) Bessette Jr., with whom she
made her home for the past 15 years., and Bernice Coleman and her
husband, Ronald, of Vermont; 39 grandchildren; and many
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will
be today from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Corbin and
Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. Funeral services will
be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will
be in the spring, on Friday, May 4, at 2:00 p.m. in the Shelburne
Village Cemetery in Shelburne.
February
18
MARY
MARGARET (MOORE) AUDETTE
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Mary Margaret
(Moore) Audette, 80, of Daytona Beach, Fla., died at her home Sunday,
Feb. 18, 2001. She was born March 26, 1920, in Fitchburg, Mass., the
daughter of Emil H. and Florence Leddy Moore. She lived most of her life
in Burlington and Underhill Center, Vt. Her father retired from the
Burlington Free Press after a long career. She was a member of Epiphany
Church in Port Orange, Fla., and St. Thomas Catholic Church in Underhill
Center. In 1991, she wrote a history of St. Thomas Church at its
Centennial. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lt. Col. John
Audette, U.S.A.F., Retired, of Daytona Beach, who was also employed by
the Free Press prior to World War II; and four children, Valerie Hall
and her husband, Robert and their daughters, Emily and Julia, of
Nantucket, Mass., Melanie Young and her husband, Michael and their
daughter, Catherine, of South Burlington, John Anthony
""Tony” of Fairfax, Vt., and Damian Paul ""Danny”
of Daytona Beach. She is also survived by a sister, Theresa Hawley of
Portsmouth, Va.; and a sister-in-law, Sue Moore of Milton, Vt., as well
as close cousins Mary Leddy Abair of Florida and Virginia Wilder
Chicoine of Winooski; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her
husband’s large family had been a great comfort and joy to her as had
her circle of friends, old and new. She was predeceased by a brother,
Bernard Moore; and a sister, Elizabeth Fraser. Mary Margaret was a
graduate of Trinity College and received her master of arts degree in
teaching at St. Michael’s College. She taught in several high schools in
Vermont and Puerto Rico and in Catholic mission schools for African
Americans in Mississippi. Mary Margaret was a longtime member of the
Poetry Society of Vermont and a contributor to the Mountain Troubadour.
She was awarded second prize for serious poetry from the National League
of American Pen Women, in 1981. She was an Air Force wife and mother who
traveled with her husband for more than 20 years. Because of her two
mentally handicapped sons, she spent many years of service in the
Association for Retarded Citizens, in both Vermont and Florida. In lieu
of flowers, please make donations in her name to the Association for
Retarded Citizens (ARC), 100 Jimmy Huger Circle, P.O. Box 9658, Daytona
Beach, FL 32120. There will be a Funeral Mass for Mary Margaret in late
spring or early summer in St. Thomas Church in Underhill Center.
JORDAN M. DYKEMA NORTH FERRISBURGH — On
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, our beloved son, Jordan Dykema, went to be with
the Lord. Though he spoke no words, his life was a witness to all that
God’s love can carry you through all of life. He was born Feb. 24, 1984,
in Burlington, the son of Ben and Kris (Kirkland) Dykema. Jordie was a
blessing and inspiration to all lives he touched. We will miss his
smiling face and loving embrace. He was our sunshine in the morning, our
inspiration in rough times, the laughter when we needed it and the
stabling influence in troubled waters. We will miss him dearly, but we
know we will be with him again in heaven someday. John 3:16 – For God so
loved the world that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him
shall not perish but have eternal life. Jordan is survived by his
parents, Ben and Kris Dykema of North Ferrisburgh; brother Levi Dykema;
and three sisters, Anna Dykema, Sarah Dykema, and Rachelle Dykema, all
of North Ferrisburgh; paternal grandparents Cornie and Wilma Dykema of
North Ferrisburgh; maternal grandfather David Kirkland of California;
grandmother Irene LeBoeuf of Missouri; and several aunts, uncles and
cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the
United Reformed Church of New Haven. Interment will be in North
Ferrisburgh Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call at the Brown-McClay
Funeral Home in Vergennes on Wednesday, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Vermont Supported Living Inc., c/o Robert
Vaillancourt, 331 Olcott Drive, White River Junction, VT 05001; or
Champlain Valley Christian High School, New Haven Road, Vergennes, VT
05491.
ROGER ANTHIME ""MARTY” MARTEL
SWANTON — Roger ""Marty” Martel, 79, died Feb. 18, 2001, at
his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 8, 1921, in
Farnham, Quebec, the son of the late Leopold Martel and Evelyn (Lanoue)
Martel. He spent many years in the St. Albans Area, later moving to
Winooski, where he graduated from Winooski High School and starred in
football and skating. In 1943, he married the former Rachel Brouillette,
who survives him. Besides his wife, Rachel, Roger is survived by his
sons, Paul of Rutland, Michael and Marlene of Swanton, Frank and his
wife, Evelyn of Berkshrie, Steven of Swanton, and Bernard and his wife,
Marlene, who recently moved to St. Albans; two daughters, Diane and her
husband, Richard Bergman, of Fairfax, and Denise Chadwick of Swanton.
Also surviving are two nephews, Gary and Geoffrey Sullivan, whom they
raised as their own following the death of their mother, Cecile, who was
Roger’s sister; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters
Theresa and her husband, John Coskie, of South Burlington, Claire and
her husband, Reginald Yates, of Winooski, Aline and her husband, John
Schalom, of Waltham, Mass., and Marion Defibaugh of California; and two
special friends, Robert Sears and Dalton Brown. Roger was predeceased by
a son, Denis, in 1948; a brother, Raymond of Clairmont, N.H.; and
sisters Rita Welch of Burlington, Julie Aitchen of California, and
Cecile Sullivan of Waltham, Mass. Roger was a farmer, herdsman, cattle
dealer, auctioneer, farm equipment salesman, deli manager, retail
salesman, restaurant owner and operator, bar manager, bus driver and
storyteller. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday,
Feb. 21, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. from the Church of the Nativity of the
Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada St., Swanton, with interment following in
the Martel family lot in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the
Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, today, Feb. 20, from 2:00
to 4:00 and 7:00 to9:00 p.m. Gifts in Roger’s memory may be made to the
Nativity Parish Religious Education Program, c/o Sister Joan Sirtowt,
O.S.U., 65 Canada St., Swanton, VT 05488.
February
19
DOROTHY DaCOSTA BOMBARD BURLINGTON –
Dorothy Bombard, 84, died in the presence of her family on February 19,
2001, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 14,
1917 in Easton, PA, to Robert and Edna DaCosta. Dorothy was a graduate
of Saint Mary’s Professional School of Nursing and worked as an
operating room nurse at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Philadelphia, where she
met and married Clarence Bombard, M.D. In 1938, they moved to Burlington
and raised eleven children. Dorothy was devoted to her children, her
grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. She attended every event,
remembered every birthday. She volunteered extensively for the American
Red Cross and was an avid gardener. Her strength, propriety, compassion
and generosity inspired enormous respect and love. She is predeceased by
her husband Clarence in 1973, a grandson David Sproul in 1988, and a
brother Robert DaCosta in 1999. Dorothy is survived by two brothers,
Edward DaCosta and his wife Sally; Martin DaCosta and his wife Betty; a
sister, Stella May MacKay and her husband Donald; and a sister-in-law,
Shirley Waldren. She leaves eleven children; Bird J. Bombard and his
wife Ann; Edward Bombard and his companion, Yvette Romanowski; David
Bombard and his wife Linda; Michael Bombard; Martin Bombard and his wife
Kim; Catherine and her husband Albert Plant; Barbara and her husband Rik
Carlson; Ruth and her husband Rolf Meserole, all of Burlington, Suzanne
and her husband William Sproul of Lenoir, NC; Margaret and her husband
Raymond Sullivan of Key Biscayne, FL; and Sally and her husband George
Allen of East Montpelier. She leaves her grandchildren, Jeffrey LeRoux,
Linda Bemmes, Daniel Sproul, Emily and Joseph Bombard, David, Melissa,
and Margaret Bombard; Stephanie Bombard, Suzanne, Anna, and Anthony
Plant; Matthew, Ashley, Courtney, and Teddy Sullivan; Christine
McCampbell and Eric Allen; David Carlson, Jordan and Jaclyn Meserole;
Cathleen, Martin, and Molly Bombard; and her great-grandchildren Jamie,
Kristie, and Brian Bemmes, Summer and Indigo Bombard, Connor and Cennagh
McCampbell. Dorothy leaves her close friend of over 60 years, Term Piche.
The family wishes to express gratitude and thankfulness for all the care
and kindness shown in our recent days. A memorial service will be held
in Saint Mark’s Church on North Avenue on March 10, 2001 at 11:00 a.m.
with a reception to be held in the Recreational Center following the
service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made
to Hospice of the Champlain Valley or the Vermont Respite House. Corbin
and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union Street, Burlington is in charge of
the arrangements.nne, Anna, and Anthony Plant; Matthew, Ashley,
Courtney, and Teddy Sullivan; Christine McCampbell and Eric Allen; David
Carlson, Jordan and Jaclyn Meserole; Cathleen, Martin, and Molly
Bombard; and her great-grandchildren Jamie, Kristie, and Brian Bemmes,
Summer and Indigo Bombard, Connor and Cennagh McCampbell. Dorothy leaves
her close friend of over 60 years, Term Piche. The family wishes to
express gratitude and thankfulness for all the care and kindness shown
in our recent days. A memorial service will be held in Saint Mark’s
Church on North Avenue on March 10, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception
to be held in the Recreational Center following the service. In lieu of
flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Hospice of the
Champlain Valley or the Vermont Respite House. Corbin and Palmer Funeral
Home, 71 S. Union Street, Burlington is in charge of the arrangements.
BARBARA J. (PRENTISS) BOTTIGLIERI ROSEVILLE,
Calif.– Barbara J. (Prentiss) Bottiglieri of Falmouth, Mass. and
Roseville, Calif. died February 19, 2001 following a heart attack. Her
daughter and son-in-law, Mary Anne and Brian McDowell of Roseville,
Calif. were with her in her last moments. Other survivors include
daughter Joanna M. Prentiss of Pt. Charlotte, Fla.; daughter Linda J.
Boyd and son-in-law Jerry K. Boyd of Spokane, Wash.; nine grandchildren
and four great grandchildren. She was born in Burlington and attended
Green Mountain College in Poultney. She was preceded in death by her
husband of 47 years, Nicholas G. Bottiglieri, M.D., Col. USA Ret., in
1988. Donations may be made in Memory of Barbara J. Prentiss Bottiglieri
to Green Mountain College Scholarship Fund, Richardson House, #1 College
Circle, Poultney, VT 05764-1199 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic
Church, 511 Main Street, Falmouth, MA at 10:00 a.m.. Friday, March 16,
2001, followed by burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne
MA. No formal visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are by Chapman, Cole
& Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St., Falmouth, MA.
HAZEL S. BROWN CRAFTSBURY — Hazel S.
Brown, 92, of Craftsbury died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, in Greensboro
Nursing Home in Greensboro following a period of failing health. She was
born in Beebe Plain on Aug. 6, 1908, the daughter of Anson and Nellie
(Curtis) Stratton. She attended grade school in Beebe, Vt. She was
married to the late Carroll Robie Brown and had made her home in Beebe
Plain, where she raised her family. She was a member of All Saints
Anglican Church in Beebe, Quebec, and the Welcome Club in Beebe. In
later years, Mrs. Brown moved to Maple Street Apartments in Hardwick and
more recently to the Craftsbury Community Care Center in East Craftsbury.
She was one who lived life to the fullest in everything she did and
loved having a good time, playing cards and recently enjoyed bowling at
the Community Care Center. She cherished time spent with her family,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves a daughter, Joan
Simmons and her husband, Clyde, of Craftsbury Common; a son, C. Robie
Brown of Monterey, Calif.; four grandsons, Daniel Simmons and his wife,
Pat, of Jericho, David Simmons and his wife, Valerie, of Hardwick,
Duncan Simmons of Waterbury, and Charles Robie (CB) Brown of Saddlebrook,
N.J.; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Sweatt of Bangor,
Maine, and Elsie Stratton Henderson of Averill Park, N.Y.; and many
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Carroll Brown,
in 1970; and three brothers, Walter, Earl, and Byron Stratton. A
memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2:00 p.m. in St.
John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Hardwick with the Rev. Susan Tobias
officiating. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Craftsbury Community Care Center, Activities Fund, c/o
Pat Forest, 1784 E. Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury, VT 05826. The Malcolm
R. Davis Funeral Home of Craftsbury Common is in charge of arrangements.
GEORGE B. CUMMINGS KEEN, N.H. — George B.
Cummings, 55, of 8 June St., Keene, N.H., died in the Cheshire Medical
Center in Keene on Monday, Feb. 19, 2001. He was born in Rutland, Vt.,
on July 9, 1945, the son of George and Fannie (Jakeway) Cummings. Mr.
Cummings grew up in West Haven, Vt., and attended schools there. He was
self-employed in the construction business. He also served as a police
officer with the Vergennes (Vt.) Police Department and with the Cheshire
County (N.H.) Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Cummings had been a resident of
Keene for the past 10 years, having moved here from Vergennes, Vt. He
was a member of St. Paul’s Masonic Order in Alstead and a member of the
32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Valley of Nashua and Valley of Keene. He was
a member of the Bektash Temple Shrine and member of the Provost Guard
Unit in Concord. He was a past president of the Cheshire Shrine Club. He
enjoyed being with his family and hunting. He is survived by his wife,
Kim E. (Brown) Cummings of Keene; two sons, George B. Cummings of Moriah,
N.Y., and Kevin P. Cummings of Starksboro, Vt.; two daughters, Melinda
A. Cummings of Middlebury, Vt., and Elsie M. Dearth of Keene; three
brothers, Kenneth E. Cummings of Glens Falls, N.Y., N.Y., Paul J.
Cummings of Fair Haven, Vt., and Ronald J. Cummings of Poultney, Vt.;
one sister, Joan C. Lanphere of Schuylerville, N.Y.; eight
grandchildren; an aunt, Grace Ward of Whitehall, N.Y.; and several
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Harold C.
Cummings, Raye Cummings, and Donald Cummings. Funeral services will be
held in the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St., Keene, N.H., on Wednesday
at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at a later date. Family and friends are
invited to call at the funeral home today (Tuesday) from 7:00 to 9:00
p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name
to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston,
MA 02100; or the National Kidney Foundation, New Hampshire Regional
Office, 1 Tremont St., Concord, NH 03301.
JAMES F. FRENCH JERICHO — James F.
French, 87, of Jericho passed away peacefully Monday, February 19, 2001
at Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington. Jim was born in Rutland on
February 1, 1914, the son of the late William and Julia French. He
served overseas during World War II with the U.S. Army. He married Doris
J. Campbell in 1956 in West Lebanon, NH. She predeceased him on January
30, 2001. He was a graduate of Rutland Business College and Green
Mountain College in Poultney. He had been employed by various branches
of the federal government. Jim loved nature and people. In his younger
years, his favorite pastime was to walk the woods and observe wildlife.
He would frequently transport a seedling to join his collection at home.
In later years, Jim was a familiar sight, walking his dog ‘Mia’ on the
roads of Jericho. He was known for his unending good-naturedness,
compassion for animals, and loving care of his wife, Doris. He is
survived by his three daughters, Jeanne M. Lavinge and her husband
Robert of South Hero; Kathleen L. Remillard of Jericho; and Carol A.
Bonnett and her husband Richard of Jonesport, ME; also five
grandchildren, Michelle and Becky of South Hero; Eric and Jessica of
Jericho, and James of Maine; two great-grandchildren, Joel and Jacob of
South Hero; two sisters, Ethel Demarais and Helen Marro of Rutland; and
several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Donald
French. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at
12:00 p.m. in Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest
Drive, Essex Junction. Interment will be in Jericho Corners Cemetery in
the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to
the Humane Society of Chittenden County, Queen City Park Road, South
Burlington, VT 05403. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday from 11:00
a.m. till the hour of the service.
DAVID HIRAM MACE HINESBURG, COCOA BEACH,
FL — David Hiram Mace, 79, died on Monday, February 19, 2001 in
Williston. He was born to Roscoe and Alice (Isham) Mace on August 3,
1921, in Williston Village where he spent his childhood. He graduated
from Burlington High School in 1939 and joined the Army Air Corp one
year later. In 1944 he married Ruth Elizabeth Goodrich of Williston.
After 26 years in the Air Force, he retired and joined the ROTC
Department at UVM. In 1973, he and his wife began wintering in Florida
and spending summers at their camp on Lake Iroquois in Hinesburg. David
will be remembered for his sense of humor, his passion for golf and
baseball, and his love, pride and affection for his family. He is
survived by his wife of 57 years ‘Liz’ and their three children,
Davideen DeGraff and her husband Jerry of Hinesburg; Norma Jean Dion and
her husband, Bob of Burlington; and Gary Mace and his wife Harriet of
Shelburne; five grandchildren, Tessa and Gerrit Holmes, Justin and Adam
Mace, and Lisa Marra and her husband Ron; and two great-grandchildren
Rugger and Brooke Marra. He is also survived by two sisters, Mildred
Pillsbury of St. George and Ruth Griffen and her husband Paul of Albany,
NY; plus many nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by his brothers
Howard, Willard and Vernon and his much loved grandson Matthew Mace
Hauke. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23,2001 at 11:00
a.m. in the Williston Federated Church followed by a reception. There
will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Vermont Respite House or the Williston Federated Church
TIMOTHY B. MARTIN MONTPELIER/ESSEX
JUNCTION — Timothy B. Martin, 38, of Montpelier and formerly of Essex
Junction, died Monday, February 19, 2001, surrounded by his family,
following a life-long battle with heart problems. Tim was born in
Burlington on July 8, 1962, the son of Matthew and Carol (Lavalley)
Martin. He was a graduate of Essex High School. On May 25, 1996, Tim
married Cherrie Belville in Williston. Tim was a very special person. He
had a great joy for music and playing drums. He loved life and fought
hard from birth to overcome his health problems and live life to the
fullest. He was brave, caring, and loved by all who knew him. He is
survived by his wife Cherrie Martin of Montpelier; his parents, Matthew
and Carol Martin of Colorado Springs, CO; a sister Sindi MacDonald and
her husband Darin of Colorado Springs; a brother Ronald Martin of
Winooski, his grandparents, Richard and Pearl Lavalley of Burlington;
his mother-in-law, Jean Belville of Northfield; a sister-in-law, and
several brothers-in-law. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Tim was predeceased by his niece,
Katie Martin. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 22,
2001 at 7:00 p.m. in Ready Funeral Home View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive,
Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tim’s
memory to the Professional Nurses Services, 96 West Canal Street, Box
188, Winooski, VT 05404. Visiting hours will be Thursday February 22,
2001 from 6:00 p.m. till the time of the service.
JEAN A PETRICK DERBY — Jean A. Petrick,
of Palin Farm Road, Derby, passed away at her home on Monday, February
19, 2001 after a long battle with cancer. She was just four days short
of her 87th birthday. She is survived by her son, Tim and his wife
Michele of Seattle, WA; her grandchildren, Joseph and Casey Petrick of
Seattle; and Matthew McCawley of Jeffersonville; her sister, Claire
Franklin of North Haledon, NJ; her long-time caregiver, Therese Guillett,
as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son,
Tom in 1988; her husband, Thomas in 1996; and by three sisters. Friends
may call at the Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport on Wednesday,
February 21, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 22,
2001 at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea in Newport at 11:00 a.m., with the
Rev. Leo Bilodeau officiating. Spring interment will take place at the
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. Should friends desire,
contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Star of the Sea
in Newport, 191 Clermont Terrace, Newport VT 05855. Arrangements are by
Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.
February
20
JOHN FRANKLIN ADAMS MIDDLEBURY — John
Franklin Adams passed away suddenly Tuesday afternoon, February 20, 2001
after a 71 year celebration of life. He was born December 27, 1929 in
Putney, the son of John Butler Adams and Alta Laura Cooley. John
attended Putney School and earned his Masters Degree in Education at UVM.
In June, 1956, he married Hazel (Terry) Cadieux of Hartford, CT and they
dedicated and lived their life together, dedicated to the Lord. John is
survived by his wife and children; Jeffrey and Sherri Adams, and
granddaughters, Megan, Jillian and Lauren of Rising Sun, OH; Susan and
Brian Haviland and grandchildren, Jessica and Bryan Wilkinson of
Rutland; and Linda and Robert Berard and grandchildren, Alyssa and Robbi
of Avilla, IN. John was predeceased by two half-sisters, Eleanor Smith
and Marjorie Morse. John was a member of the Leicester Church of the
Nazarene where he dedicated his life to living as the Lord would have
him live, inspiring others to do the same. He served on many committees,
began the youth program Carivan, Sunday School Superintendent and
teacher, Building Committee and Missionary President. He and his wife
served with missionaries and witnessed in Trinidad, where he touched the
lives of many. John has been father, mentor, teacher and friend to many.
As a teacher of Vocational Agriculture for 36 years, he always
encouraged others to continue to learn and grow. After retiring, he
continued to serve others, always lending a hand, or giving advice,
support or offering a prayer to ease others burdens. He was a life
member of the Green Mountain Club where he enjoyed many hours hiking and
taking in the beauty of God’s creation. He was active in youth
organizations, a lifetime member of the Future Farmers of America, where
he served as an adviser for many years, a 4-H County Agent in Lamoille
county, served as a Treasurer for the Downer 4-H Camp. He was inspired
by the Men’s Promise Keepers and Gideon’s, and through these he gained
many brothers in God and found that they enriched his life through their
belief and sharing of the Spirit. John cherished time spent with his
children and grandchildren and the many other children who were
privileged enough to know him. He will be missed by many. He is in a
better place. He is home. A memorial service will be celebrated on
Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the Leicester Church of the
Nazarene. There will be no public calling hours. Memorial contributions
in his memory may be made to the Addison County 4-H Foundation, c/o
Terrence Ryan, President, 25 Buttolph Drive, Middlebury, VT 05763 or to
the Gideon’s International Association of NH &VT, 6 Mt. Vernon,
Nashua, NH 03064. Sanderson Funeral Service is in care of the
arrangements
JANICE S. ALEXANDER LINCOLN — Janice S.
Alexander of Lincoln passed away on February 20, 2001. Born on February
28, 1921 in Lawrence MA, she was a direct descendant of Daniel Saunders,
a Lawrence founder. In 1930, Janice’s family moved to Washington, D.C.,
where she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, attended Wilson
Teacher’s College, and graduated from the Washington School for
Secretaries. She married Harold B. ‘Pete" Alexander in 1941, who
predeceased her in 1996. Mrs. Alexander, a pianist and lover of opera,
pursued her love of music by teaching piano. When the Alexander’s moved
to Lincoln from Silver Spring MD, in 1973, Janice continued teaching
music at the Lincoln Preschool. Mrs. Alexander served on the Lincoln
School Board, volunteered at the Lincoln Elementary School and Lincoln
Town Office, and contributed to the restoration of the Lincoln Library
after the flood of 1999. Her survivors include Peter B. Alexander of
Westminster, MD; Kathryn A. Giesey and her husband John of Silver Spring
MD; Daniel S. Alexander and his wife Rebecca Alter of Des Moines IA; and
grandchildren, Joshua L. Giesey, Caroline J. Alexander, and Elise B.
Alexander. Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the Lincoln
United Church. Interment will be at a later date. There will be no
calling hours. Those wishing to may make remembrances to the Lincoln
Library, Lincoln VT 05443 Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol is in
charge of the arrangements.
DORCAS M. EMERSON GLOVER — Dorcas
M.Emerson, 94, of Barton, passed away in Glover on Tuesday, February 20,
2001. She was born in East Burke on March 16, 1908, the daughter of
Dwight and Rosa (Bundy) Ball. Dorcas was a secretary for her husband,
the former Governor Lee Emerson, whom she married on August 4, 1927. He
predeceased her on May 21, 1976.She is survived by her daughters, Nancy
Theriault and her husband, Robert, of Brimfield MA; and Cynthia Washer
of Barton; her grandchildren, Tanya Bradley, Johnny Washer, Anne Plourde,
Kelley Perry, Tracy Gray and Julie Hutchinson, and several
great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandchild, Terry
Washer. Friends may call at the Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Barton
on Thursday, February 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will
be held on Friday, February 23, at the Barton United Church at 2:00 p.m.
with the Rev. Herbert Perry officiating. Spring interment will take
place at the Welcome O Brown Cemetery in Barton. Should friends desire,
contributions in Dorcas’ memory may be made to Alzheimers Disease, Green
Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, VT 05601. Arrangements are
by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.
GARY ERNEST HART BURLINGTON — Gary Ernest
Hart, born April 19, 1999, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 20, 2001,
following a seizure. Gary was a loving presence in our family, and
leaves a large space behind that will never be filled. He was
independent, adventurous, and curious about the world; at the same time,
he was quick to ask to be picked up or hugged. He was affectionate, and
developed special bonds with those who knew and cared for him. Gary
leaves behind his beloved older brother Daniel, and his parents, Pamela
Laser and Eric Hart, all of Burlington; his grandparents; Dorry and Kurt
Laser of Clintondale, NY; Jenifer Morgan of Celo, NC, and Robert Hart of
Maynard, MA; his aunts and uncles, Peggy and Sam Brewer, of Ithica NY,
Gail Laser and Tom Enright of New York City; and Linda Hart, of Celo,
NC. Gary touched the lives of many people including his cousins, who
loved to play with him and the children and neighbors in his
neighborhood. Gary joins the memories of his namesakes; his uncle Gary
Wayne Laser, who predeceased him in January, 1985; and his grandfather,
Ernest Morgan, who predeceased him in October, 2000. We would like to
express our deep gratitude to Gary’s caregivers, and the medical staff
and doctors who cared for him and us with respect and consideration. A
memorial service will be held Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 2:00 p.m.
in the Burlington Unitarian Universalist Church. If people are moved,
flowers are welcome, or a contribution may be made to the early
childhood music program which Gary loved, and which enriched his life
musically and socially: Champlain Elementary School "Making
Music" Grant 800 Pine Street Burlington, VT 05401
ISABEL NICKEY HUBER BURLINGTON — Isabel
N. Huber, 91, of Burlington passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February
20, 2001 at Burlington Health and Rehab Center. She was born in
Churubusco, IN on January 18, 1910, the daughter of the late A.J. and
Mildred (Allen) Nickey. On October 27, 1933, she married Dr. Robert B.
Huber in Indiana. Isabel and Robert moved to Burlington in August, 1946.
Isabel was the first in Vermont to teach Special Education. during her
many years in education she was principal of the Bennett C. Douglas
School in Burlington and also taught at Chamberlain and Orchard Schools
in South Burlington. Isabel and her husband were very active in the Miss
Vermont Pageant, the Stowe Playhouse and the Burlington Theater Group.
She is survived by her daughter Suzan Noble of Burlington; a grandson,
Greg Noble of Houston, TX; and three great-grandchildren. She was
predeceased by her husband on May 2, 1996. A private family service will
be held in the spring at Shelburne Village Cemetery. There will be no
visiting hours. Arrangements are made by the Ready Funeral Home South
Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd. Burlington.
DOROTHY A (BOUCK) RICHER COLCHESTER/ FT.
PIERCE, FL — Dorothy Alice (Bouck) Richer, age 48, formerly of
Colchester and Fort Pierce, FL, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2001
at her daughter’s home in St. Albans, with her loving family by her
side, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 1,
1952 in Burlington, the daughter of Bessie (Spaulding) Bouck and the
late Claud D. Bouck. Dorothy was employed over the years as a pharmacy
technician until her illness. She loved warm weather, comforting
sunshine, and the mild waves of a blue-green ocean lapping over white
sandy beaches. She so looked forward to the entertaining times spent
visiting her favorite theme park Disney World whenever possible. Most of
all, Dorothy lived her life for the precious and special times shared
with her children and grandchildren. She extended herself to anyone in
need, offering a helpful hand when needed the most, and always giving to
others from the bottom of her heart. Truly, Dorothy’s unconditional love
made the world a better place to live. She will be greatly missed by all
those who had the privilege to know and love her. Dorothy is survived by
her mother, Bessie (Spaulding) Bouck of Milton; four daughters,
Christine Kilburn and her husband Steele of St. Albans; Cathleen Richer
of St. Albans; Carrie Richer of Williston and Connie Richer of
Colchester; two sisters, Sallie Place and her husband Sidney of
Hinesburg, Claudine Williams and her husband Jeffrey of North Hero; and
two grandchildren, Tyler and Rena Kilburn, both of St. Albans. She is
also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dorothy is predeceased by a son, James Allen Richer. Visiting hours will
be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Friday, February 23, 2001 from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday,
February 24, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the United Church of Christ of Fairfax
with the Reverend Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will be in
the family lot in East Cemetery in the spring, at the convenience of the
family. Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to the
Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT
05478. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main
Street, Fairfax.
JAMES W. SAUNDERS SR. ORMOND BEACH,
Fla./Starks- boro — James W. Saunders, Sr., 71, of Hidden Acres,
Starksboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at his vacation home in Ormond
Beach. He was born in Rutland, Vt., on Feb. 11, 1930. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Army. Mr. Saunders was a retired carrier for the U.S. Postal
Service, where he worked for more than 20 years. He also developed and
ran the Homestead Acres Mobile Home Park and was involved in the car
business for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Leatrice Saunders; three sons,
Kelley Saunders and his wife, Rose, James Saunders Jr. and his wife,
Diane, and Jack Saunders and his wife, Lori, all of Starksboro; two
daughters, Colleen Averill and her husband, James, of Ferrisburgh and
Sally Palmer and her husband, Philip, of Starksboro; a brother, Oatman
Saunders and his wife, Betty, of Shelburne, an aunt, Margaret Connor of
Starksboro; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many
brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by his parents, Harland andGrace Saunders; and brothers Niles and
Harland Saunders, Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity
of one’s choice. At Mr. Saunders’ request, there will be a private
service. Arrangements are by the Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Ormond
Beach, Fla. (904-673-5373)
DORIS L VAN SLEET SOUTH
BURLINGTON/HINESBURG — Mrs. Doris L. Van Sleet, 86 of South Burlington,
died Tuesday, February 20, 2001 in the Birchwood Terrace Alzheimer’s
Unit. She was born July 30, 1914, in Burlington, the daughter of the
late Herbert and Harriet (Whitney) Norton. She married John P. Van
Sleet, Sr. on April 27, 1946. Doris retired from Hackett, Valine and
McDonald in 1987 after many years of employment. She was acolyte mother
for 13 years at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Girl Scout Leader of
Troop 82 for five years. Doris is survived by her husband of 54 years,
John Van Sleet, Sr. of South Burlington; their children, John P. Van
Sleet, Jr. of Milton, and Diane and Alton Barber of Hinesburg; her
grandchildren Nancy and Scott Rochefort of Milton, Paul Van Sleet of
Burlington, Jessica Barber of Leominister, MA and Katie Barber of
Hinesburg; three great-grandchildren; and very special family members
from Albany NY, John and Dot Kochan and children. Doris also leaves a
brother, Glenn Norton and his wife Theresa of Essex Junction, a
sister-in-law Rose Ann Norton of Florida, and several nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Ruth and brothers, Charles,
Guy, Clyde and Carl, and by a daughter-in-law, Verna L. Van Sleet.
Funeral services will be held on Friday February 23, 2001 at 11:00 a.m.
in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 2 Cherry Street, Burlington.
Interment will follow in Lake View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in her memory to the Hinesburg Fire Department
Building Fund, Hinesburg, VT 05461 or to the Special Care Unit Residence
Fund, Birchwood Terrace, c/o Maureen Prendergast, 43 Starr Farm Rd.
Burlington, VT 05401. Visiting hours will be today from 5:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. at Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd.
Burlington.
February
21
HOWARD
E. BLOW
MILTON — Howard E. Blow Sr., 75, of Milton, died in his
home in Milton surrounded by his family on Wednesday afternoon, February
21, 2001. Howard was born September 16, 1925, in South Hero, the son of
Daniel and Mary Anna Cootware Blow. He moved with his family to
Burlington at an early age where he attended St. Joseph’s and H.O.
Wheeler Schools. On May 19, 1945 he married Mary Jane Aunchman in St.
Joseph’s Church in Burlington. He started working for Marcel’s Trucking
Company in 1945. He later found employment with various trucking
companies including Guay’s Express and St. Johnsbury Trucking. He
retired from Norton Brothers in 1997 after 11 years of service. During
the 1970’s, for a period of 10 years, Howard enjoyed employment as an
Independent Trucker while he and his wife Mary travelled the 48 United
States and Canada. Howard served his country during the Korean Conflict
in 1950 with the Vermont National Guard when his unit was activated
stateside but not deployed. He was a member of St. Ann’s Parish in
Milton; a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 10417 in
Milton; and belonged to The Eagles Post #793 in Burlington since 1959.
Howard is survived by Mary, his wife of 55 years, and their children
Shirley Cooke and her husband William of St. Albans; Howard Jr. and his
wife Marie of Burlington, Ronald and his wife Linda of St. Albans,
Sheila Conger and her husband Robert III of West Berkshire; Wayne and
his wife Nancy of Milton; Mary (Peanut) Howard and her husband Michael
of Milton and Larry and his wife Margaret, also of Milton. He was
predeceased by his daughter Sarah. He is also survived by 29
grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great
grandchildren. He also leaves his brothers-in-law Henry Leo Aunchman of
Bridport, Alfred Aunchman of Colchester and Maxwell Aunchman of
California; sisters-in-law Rita Reed of Lousiana and Edna Kelly of Cape
Cod, MA as well as several nieces and nephews. Howard was predeceased by
five brothers, 4 sisters, and one sister-in-law. A Mass of the
Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, February 23, 2001 at 11:00
a.m. in St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Milton. Burial will be held later
in the spring in the Grand Isle Cemetery. Visiting hours will be today
from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Minor
Funeral Home, Route 7, Milton. Memorial contributions in Howard’s memory
may be made to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, c/o the Visiting
Nurse Association, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.
ROBERT W. MACKSEY ARLINGTON — Robert W.
Macksey, age 78, a longtime resident of Arlington and most recently of
Equinox Terrace in Manchester Center, died on Wednesday, February 21,
2001 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Robert
was born in East Orange, NJ on April 24, 1922 and was the son of the
late James F. and Mary T. (Coleman) Macksey. He was raised in Manchester
CT and is a graduate of the Manchester CT High School. Following his
graduation, he moved to Arlington in 1940. Mr. Macksey served in the
Army Air Corps during World War II, and was a Staff Sargent in the 128th
Army Airway. He was an air traffic controller, and served during the
Burma Theater. Mr. Macksey served his country between 1942 and 1945 and
while serving, he received the American Theater Ribbon, the
Asian-Pacific Theater Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory
Medal. On August 9, 1947, he married the former Marjorie Thompson at St.
Columban’s Church in Arlington. Mrs. Macksey died on November 16, 1984.
Following his service to his country, he returned to Arlington and
worked for Mack Molding. He retired after 45 years with the company as
the Vice President of Sales. Following his retirement, Robert did
consulting work, and sat on the Board of Directors of Mack Molding until
November, 2000 when he stepped down. Mr. Macksey is a communicant of St.
Margaret Mary’s Church in Arlington, a lifetime member of the Hump
Pilots Association, a member of the Plastic Pioneers, the Society
Plastics Industry, a charter member of the Arlington Chorale, and a
charter member and past president of the Arlington Lions Club. Robert
also enjoyed time with his family and the times he could spend at his
summer home on Lake Rescue in Ludlow. He is survived by two sons and
daughters-in-law, Dr. Thomas E and Coleen Macksey of Shaftsbury, and
John T. and Natalie Macksey of Arlington; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Barbara M. and Paun Annetts of Morrisville and Jean M. and Edward Trudel
of Pawlet. He is also survived by a brother, John C. Macksey of New
Milford CT; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey Annetts, Matthew Annetts,
Christopher Macksey, Jonathan Trudel, Scott Trudel, Katherine Macksey,
Elizabeth Macksey, Peter Macksey and James Macksey. Also, four nieces,
Susan Lyons, Anne Zern, Deborah Miner and Sarah Slitt and nephew David
Miner, all of Connecticut. He is predeceased by one brother, James
Macksey and one sister Margaret Miner. A prayer service will be held on
Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. at the Hanson Walbridge
Arlington Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Death and Burial at
10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary’s Church. Interment will follow in the
family lot at St. Columban’s Cemetery in Arlington. Friends may call at
the Hanson-Walbridge Arlington Chapel on Friday from 1:00p.m. to 3:00
p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. For those who desire, gifts in his
memory may be made to the Manchester Visiting Nurse Association or the
Bennington Chapter of the American Red Cross or the Arlington
Recreational Park in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Arlington Chapel, P.O.
Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250
ANGELINA S. MUTCH BURLINGTON — Angelina
S. Mutch, 85, of Burlington, passed away in the presence of her family
on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 in the Vermont Respite House in
Williston. She was born in Barre on June 23, 1915, the daughter of the
late Egidio and Marie (Ballerini) Semprebon. She was married to Edwin
Mutch, who predeceased her on January 15, 2000. Angelina was employed
for many years with the Burlington Electric Department. She is survived
by one daughter Alison, Elliot; one grandson, Noah Naft; and by nieces
and nephews. A memorial service will be in May at the convenience of the
family. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the LaVinge
Funeral Home, 132 Main St. Winooski.
February
22
MANFRED
‘MANNY’ DIEL
SOUTH BURLINGTON/NEW YORK CITY — Manfred ‘Manny’ Diel,
59, died Thursday, February 22, 2001 in Fletcher Allen Health Care,
Burlington. He was born March 26, 1941 in Germany Manny came to the
United States when he was fifteen to live in New York City. He enjoyed
feeding and watching the birds and enjoyed spending time with his dog
‘Sparky’. Manny spent many hours volunteering for COTS over the last few
years. He is survived by his special friend, Beverly Baker of South
Burlington; his mother Elisabeth Diel of New York City and a son Jacob
of Burlington. He is also survived by Beverly’s family, including three
children, five grandchildren and two sisters. Visiting hours will be
held today from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home,
71 S. Union Street, Burlington. A funeral service will be held next week
in New York City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to the contribution of one’s choice
ROBERT W. GOVE MORETOWN — Robert W. Gove,
85, a longtime resident of Warren and Moretown, passed away in the
Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001. Born
in Warren on Nov. 3, 1915, he was the son of the late Henry Almon and
Louisa (Senor) Gove. Robert was previously married to the former Lepha
Long. Last summer, Robert wed his longtime companion, the former Marion
Barton, in Berlin. A graduate of the former Waits- field High School, he
continued his education at the University of Vermont. He returned to the
family dairy farm in Warren, which he operated for many years. He later
purchased a farm in Moretown, where he pursued his interest in raising
Belgian horses and Ayrshire dairy cattle, a vocation he continued until
his residency at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center in May of
last year. A deft raconteur and vocalist, Robert’s other interests
included being a 50-year member of Mad River Lodge No. 77, F&AM, in
Waitsfield; a lifetime member and Hall of Fame winner of the Mad River
Riding and Driving Club, a member of the Vermont Farm Bureau, the
Shriners and the Warren United Church. His leisure time was spent giving
sleigh rides, performing yearly with the Cabin Fever Follies and
spending time on his farm. He is survived by his wife, Marion of Berlin
Health and Rehabilitation Center; a son, Willard L. Gove of Hyde Park;
five grandchildren, Randall Gove, Annette Corliss, Deborah Girard,
Willard N. Gove and LeAnn Gove; eight great-grandchildren; a sister,
Thelma Neill of Warren; and several nieces and nephews. Two sons,
Stephen Gove and Robert Gove; and a great-grandchild, Daniel Robert Gove,
predeceased him. Memorial services will be held from the Warren United
Church on Monday, March 5, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. There will be no calling
hours. Robert requested that his body be donated to the University of
Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington for education and research.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Stephen Gove Memorial
Scholarship Fund, c/o Harwood Union High School, Moretown, VT 05660.
Arrangements are in the care of Perkins-Parker Funeral Home, Waterbury.
EVELYN BEATRICE GREENE BRISTOL — Evelyn
Greene peacefully left her loved ones after battling a long illness to
go to a wonderful place of beauty and rest on February 22, 2001. Evelyn
was a petite, little woman with a gigantic heart that never judged a
soul and loved all people. Evelyn was born on October 4, 1916 in
Lincoln, the daughter of William and Jenny (Far) Morgan, and lived in
Vermont all 84 years of her life. She graduated from Bristol High School
and was employed by Kennedy Brothers for eighteen years, then Simmonds
Precision where she retired. Evelyn used her friendliness and energy
after retiring, by working seasonally at the Shelburne Museum, where she
so much enjoyed seeing people and chatting daily. She was a member of
the ‘251 Club’ for 25 years, and a member of the First Baptist Church in
Starksboro. Her love was spending time with her family; her hobbies were
knitting, sewing, crocheting and gardening. She is survived by her son
Richard and his wife Peg Lattrell of Monkton; her son Lance Lattrell of
Lincoln; and her daughter Diane Lattrell of South Burlington. She was
predeceased by her son Terrance (Scott) Lattrell. She is also survived
by three grandchildren, Cheryl Rockwood and her fiance’ Paul Jackman of
Bristol; Missy Plante and her husband Lee of Bridport, Rick Lattrell and
his wife Sue of Starksboro; four great-grandchildren, Shawn and Caleb
Rockwood and Jeremy and Vicki Lattrell. She was predeceased by five
brothers, Tom, Hobart, Elliot, George and Abe Morgan; and four sisters,
Madeline Robinson, Vinna Benoit, Greta Gove and Cybil Morgan. There will
be no visiting hours as was Evelyn’s wish. A memorial service will be
held on Monday, February 26, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist
Church in Starksboro. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in
Bristol. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Howard
Community Service Center, 102 S. Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401.
Brown McClay Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of the arrangements.
ROBERT EDWARD PLUFF BURLINGTON — Robert
Edward Pluff, 71, of 230 St. Paul St. died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, in
the Vermont Respite House in Williston after a brief illness. He was
born in Greenfield, Mass., on March 16, 1929, the son of Arthur J. and
Eunice (Prue) Pluff. He attended Holy Trinity School in Greenfield and
graduated from Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass., Class of 1947. He
received a B.S. (S.S.) degree from Georgetown University in Washington,
D.C., Class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954, G-2
Pentagon, Strategic Intelligence. Bob worked at Fidelity and Surety
Bonding, Royal Globe Insurance Group in New York and Boston from 1954 to
1956. He then owned Stimson & Sons Insurance Agency in Greenfield
and Galvin’s Liquor Store in Greenfield form 1956 to 1959. From 1956 to
1969, he owned A&A Finance Corporation in Greenfield. From 1969 to
1986, he was a real estate broker in Stratton Mountain. In 1986, he
became the manager of the Mill Hotel/Condominium Complex in Ludlow until
he retired to Burlington in 1993. Bob was a member of the Insurance
Agency Trade Association, Retail Liquor Trade Association president;
trustee and finance chairman of the Chapel of the Snows in Stratton
Mountain, class agent at Deerfield Academy, director of the UMCA,
director and original stockholder of Stratton Mountain Ski Area, officer
of the Stratton Restaurant Corporation, director of Deacon Holbrook
Foundation and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was married in
1954 to Mary T. Galvin in Greenfield. She currently resides in Daytona
Beach, Fla. He enjoyed skiing and barbecues with the family and loved
his convertible automobiles. He is survived by his children, James
Galvin Pluff of Salido, Colo, Ann-Marie Plank of Charlotte and
grandchildren Margo and Karia Plank, of Charlotte, Brian Thomas Pluff of
Nantucket, Mass., Mark Wiliam Pluff of Jamaica, Vt.; Christopher Michael
Pluff and his wife, Kelley of Newfane and grandchildren Laura and Emily
Pluff, and Elizabeth Cipolla and her husband, Donald, of Torrington,
Conn. He was predeceased by his parents; his stepmother, Alice Herd; and
a brother, James Pluff. A private family service will be held Feb. 24,
2001, and services and committal will be held in the spring in Holy
Trinity Church in Greenfield, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT
05495. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261
Shelburne Road, Burlington.
BRIG. JOSEPHINE R. TRASK ROSE ORLANDO,
Fla. — Brig. Josephine R. Trask Rose of Margate Ave., Orlando, died of
sepsis Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001. She was a retired Salvation Army
officer. She was born in Homestead, Pa., and moved to central Florida in
1978. Besides the Salvation Army, she was a member of Eastern Star,
Zonta, and Women’s Home League. She is survived by three sons, Maj.
Frederick P. Trask of Glen Ridge, N.J., Maj. Charles A. Trask of Ocoee,
and David S. Trask of Lakeland; two stepsons, William Rose of Windermere
and Ralph Rose of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Judith Ann Trask of
Sayreville, N.J.; a stepdaughter, Patricia Morris of Powhatan, Va.; two
brothers, Joseph Wilfinger of Pittsburgh and Frank Wilfinger of
Elizabethton, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral arrangements are by Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando,
Fla.
RAYMOND ALTON SHERROD BURLINGTON –
Raymond Alton Sherrod, 37, of Burlington, died unexpectedly in Coalville
UT, on February 22, 2001. He was born in Philadelphia, PA in September
8, 1963, the son of A. Ray and Mathilde Sherrod. Alton was a 1981
graduate of Colchester High School and continued his education at
Vermont Academy and the University of Vermont. He was an avid athlete
and enjoyed playing ice hockey, lacrosse, tennis, downhill skiing and
water skiing. Alton lived many years in San Francisco. He enjoyed the
adventure of travelling and stopping in many states to work, meet new
challenges, experiences, and friends, while broadening his outlook in
life. Alton had a good and generous heart and lots of friends who dearly
loved him. His bright smiles, humor, and big hugs will be cherished,
remembered and greatly missed by his family and friends. Alton is
survived by his mother, Mathilde; his father, A. Ray; his sister Erica
Curley and her husband Bill of Burlington; his sister Monica Connors of
Glendale, AZ; three nieces and a nephew. Private funeral services will
be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Lake View
Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Burlington Food Shelf. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Service, Inc
BARBARA ELIZABETH (EVANS) THOMPSON SOUTH
BURLINGTON — Barbara Elizabeth (Evans) Thompson, 81, passed away
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, in Vermont Respite House in Williston. Born on
Nov. 25, 1919, in Essex Junction, she was the daughter of Dr. Leslie and
Mrs. Ethel (Lamberton) Evans. She graduated from the University of
Vermont in 1941 and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Mrs. Thompson
was actively engaged in directing the Overlake Day School. She is
survived by her husband of 58 years, Webster S. Thompson of South
Burlington; a son, James and his wife, Dian, of Port Washington, N.Y.;
two granddaughters, Christy Thompson and Courtney Thompson of Port
Washington, N.Y.; a brother, A. Richard Evans and his wife, Helen, of
Florida; and a sister-in-law, Jeanette Cullins of Burlington. Mrs.
Thompson was active in the community, a member of the First
Congregational Church for 50 years, Klifa Club, Burlington Tennis Club
and the Burlington Country Club. She enjoyed golf, tennis and bowling. A
memorial service will be held later in the spring in the First
Congregational Church in Burlington. There will be no visiting hours. In
memory of Barbara, donations may be made to Vermont Respite House, 99
Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements are by Corbin and
Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington.
VINCENT F. YUSITIS VERGENNES — Vincent F.
Yusitis, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, in the Vermont Respite House
in Williston. He was born in Minersville, Pa., on Dec. 31, 1921, the son
of Peter and Mary (Welfski) Yusitis. Vinnie married Mae Chamberlain in
1944. After nearly 55 years of a very special, loving marriage, she
predeceased him Oct. 7, 1998. Vinnie was a World War II veteran, having
served his country in the Merchant Marines. He retired from IBM after
more than 20 years of employment. During retirement, Vinnie enjoyed his
family, gardening, fishing and wintering in Florida for several years.
As a member of the Colchester Senior Citizens, he was instrumental in
the construction of the shuffleboard courts, where he and Mae spent many
happy hours. Vinnie is survived by two daughters, Donna and her husband,
Bert LaBerge of East Middlebury, and Jane and her husband, John Briggs,
of Shoreham; six grandchildren, Travis and his wife, Christine LaBerge,
Jennifer and Danielle LaBerge, Julie Beebe, and Kiley and Keesha Briggs;
a sister, Alma Sherbakis; several nieces and nephews; a sister and
brother-in-law; and a very special friend, Mary Bessery. He was
predeceased by a son, Paul; two brothers, Albert and Clem Shebakis; and
a sister, Vera Bellatoni. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury.
Burial will take place in the spring. There will be no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vermont Respite House, 99
Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495; or the Make-A-Wish Foundation of
Vermont, 100 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403. Local arrangements
are under the direction of Brown-McClay Funeral Home, Vergennes
February
23
BARBARA C. CORLISS MONTPELIER — Barbara
C. Corliss, 79, of Brown St., Montpelier, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in
Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. She was born Oct. 27, 1927, the
daughter of Harry Guy Carr and Nana Lathrop. She attended school in
Middlesex and graduated from Montpelier High School, Class of 1939. She
married Foster C. Corliss in Montpelier on Jan. 17, 1943; he died in
1982. Barbara was employed by New England Telephone & Telegraph as a
supervisor and instructor. Later, she worked at the statehouse as a
switchboard operator. She was a member of the Rob Morris Chapter No. 24,
Order of the Eastern Star. For many years she volunteered at the gift
shop in the Central Vermont Medical Center. She was a member of the
Berlin United Church of Christ. She enjoyed her camp in Swanton and time
with her family and playing bingo. She is survived by a son, David
Corliss and his wife, Susan, of Troy; a daughter, Beth Ann Corliss of
Middlesex; a brother, Wilford Carr of Winter Haven, Fla.; two sisters,
Ruby A. Harvey and Ruth Utton of Montpelier; and nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by a sister, Irene M. Hewitt. Funeral services will be
held Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 2:00 p.m. in the Berlin United Church of
Christ. Later burial will be in Berlin Corner Cemetery. Calling hours
will be Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Barber & Lanier Funeral
Home, 139 Main St., Montpelier. Memorial contributions may be made to
Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 500 Granger Road, Barre, VT
05641.
ELLEN C. HILL EAST MONTPELIER — Ellen C.
Hill, 80, of Center Road, East Montpelier, died Feb. 23, 2001, in the
Woodbridge Nursing Home in Berlin. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on
May 17, the daughter of Dr. James N. and Martha (Bailey) Curie. She
married James M. Hill in 1941. Mrs. Hill graduated from Shore Road
Academy in Brooklyn and Middlebury College in 1941. While at Middlebury,
she was a member of the women’s tennis team. She was very proud of her
Middlebury connection and was active in alumni affairs. After her
marriage and until 1960, she and her husband raised registered Jersey
cows. Mrs. Hill was an historian and genealogist. She did genealogical
research on the many branches of her family as well as on the early
settlers of East Montpelier. She authored Revolutionary War Soldiers of
East Montpelier and co-authored Cemeteries of East Montpelier as well as
Across the Onion, the history of East Montpelier. She also co-authored
an historical pageant of East Montpelier, which was performed as part of
the Bicentennial celebration in 1976 and again in 1999. She spent her
childhood summers at Mrs. Currie’s family farm in East Montpelier, where
her love of animals, the outdoors and Vermont were nurtured. While
raising her children, she was active in the PTA of East Montpelier
Center School, and for many years she was a director of the Adamant
Cooperative Store. Her perennial flower beds were much admired, and she
supported many environmental and conservation organizations. Mrs. Hill
was a longtime member of the Adamant United Methodist Church, where she
was the music director, organist and trustee of the church. Mrs. Hill
was active in the United Methodist Women and served in several offices.
Mrs. Hill traveled extensively throughout the American West, Europe, and
especially the British Isles. In recent years she made two trips to
China and the Far East. She enjoyed bowling and was an original member
of the Early Birds Bowling League. She also enjoyed tennis, fishing,
camping, hiking, canoeing and spent many hours at the pond on her
Brookland farm. Mrs. Hill is survived by five children, Joanne Hill
Bair, James (Jamie) C. Hill, Ronald B. Hill, Robert D. Hill, all of East
Montpelier, and Douglas J. Hill of Cabot. She is also survived by her
grandchildren, James C. Hill Jr. of Greeley, Colo, Benjamin Hill of Fort
Collins, Colo., Sarah Bancroft of East Montpelier, Daniel Bair of East
Montpelier, Douglas Bair of Chicago, and Olivia Hill of Cabot. A
memorial service will be held in the Adamant United Methodist Church in
Adamant on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 1:00 p.m. There will be no calling
hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
United Methodist Women, Adamant United Methodist Church, c/o Jana
Bagwell, Treasurer, P.O. Box 98, Adamant, VT 05640; or the East
Montpelier Historical Society, c/o Ann Ormsbee, Treasurer, 2190 Center
Road, Montpelier, VT 05602. The Barber and Lanier Funeral Home in
Montpelier is in charge of arrangements.
JOSEPH LIONEL MICHAUD EAST MIDDLEBURY –
Joseph Lionel Michaud, 87, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in
Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in Frenchville,
Maine, on May 26, 1913, a son of Victorie and Marie (Bouchard) Michaud.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Vermont in
1950 from Maine. He married Laura Michaud on June 5, 1953, in Brandon.
He worked for many years as a logger for International Paper Co. and
later as a machine operator for Polymers Plastics until his retirement.
He then worked for CPC. He was an avid gardener, raising both flowers
and vegetables that he loved to share with others. He also enjoyed
horses. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He
was a people person and often spent time visiting with others at Helen
Porter Nursing Home. He was a past member of the American Legion.. He is
survived by a granddaughter, Colleen Cline and her husband, Todd, of
Moriah, N.Y.; his beloved great-grandchildren, Rachelle Cline and Roger
Cline of Moriah; a sister, Albertine Madore of VanBuren, Maine; a
brother, Clarence Michaud and his wife, Nancy, of three Rivers, Mass.; a
daughter-in-law, Augusta ""Ginger” Stearns of East
Middlebury; a very special nephew, Kenneth Munson Jr., of East
Middlebury; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased
by his wife, Laura, in October 1997; a son, Roger Munson; three
brothers, Albert, Phillip, and Leo; and four sisters, Ida, Lillian,
Pauline, and Corrine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at 11;00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in
Middlebury. The Rev. John McDermott, pastor, will be the celebrant.
Graveside committal services and burial with military honors will take
place in the spring in Prospect Cemetery in East Middlebury. Friends may
call Monday, Feb. 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral
Service, 117 S. Main St., Middlebury. Contributions may be made in his
memory to the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 505,
Middlebury, VT 05753 Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of the
arrangements.
IRENE MAY NICHOLS MORRISVILLE — Irene May
Nichols, 85, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in Copley Hospital following a
long illness. She was born in Johnson on Sept. 18, 1915, the daughter of
Frank and Laura (Dubray) Thompson. Irene married Earl W. Nichols on July
10, 1937. Besides her husband, she is survived by four children, Earl
Jr. of Hanford, Calif., John of Morrisville, Sandra Geno of Centerville,
Ga., and Genneva Nichols of Morrisville; 14 grandchildren; and several
great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 1, 2001, in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn
St., Morrisville, with spring interment in Village Cemetery in Hyde
Park. Visiting hours will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home
DEAN A. PARKS LYNDONVILLE — Dean A.
Parks, 65, of Route 5 in Lyndonville died in Northeastern Vermont
Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury on Friday, Feb. 23, 2001. Funeral
services will be held in St. Johnsbury on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the
Sayles Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerry Piper will officiate. Committal
services and burial will be in May in Riverside Cemetery in South
Lunenburg. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at
the funeral home. Arrangements are by Sales Funeral Home, 525 Summer
St., St. Johnsbury.
GEORGE HECTOR RABIDOUX BURLINGTON –
George Hector Rabidoux, 97, of 20 Harbor View Road, South Burlington,
died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at his residence following a short illness.
He was born in Mansonville, Quebec, on July 13, 1903, the son of Leon
and Aimee (Cariant) Rabidoux. He was educated at the St. Louis Convent
in Winooski and at St. Joseph’s School in Burlington. He was married
Aug. 22, 1927, to the former Eva V. Parizo, who predeceased him in 1975.
George was employed as a weaver at the American Woolen Mill and as a
caretaker at the University of Vermont. He was an alderman for the city
of Winooski and was a member of the Eagles and the Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed gardening and traveling. He is survived by one daughter,
Jeannine R. Perkins and her husband, Bruce, of Manchester Center; a
sister, Celia Gauthier of Winooski; three granddaughters, Lisa Callahan
and her husband, Ronald, of Bartlett, Ill, Cindy Weaver and her husband,
Richard, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Lynda Perkins and her husband,
Michael Summa, of Heber City, Utah; four great-grandchildren; and many
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters and seven
brothers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb.
27, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral chapel in Burlington
with interment to follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph
Co-Cathedral Renovation Fund, 85 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, VT 05401; or
the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT
05446. Visiting hours will be Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00
p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
ROSAIRE ""ROSS” R. SOULIERE
NEWPORT — Rosaire ""Ross” R.Souliere, 73, of Newport passed
away in Lyndonville on Friday, Feb. 23, 2001. He was born in Orleans on
Jan. 1, 1928, the son of Delphis and Juliette (Lussier) Souliere. Ross
served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was a
sales manager for Prudential Insurance Co., retiring in October 1986
after 26 years with the company. Aug. 5, 1950, Ross married the former
Lillian Faust, who survives him. Besides his wife, Lillian, he is
survived by his children, Robert Souliere and his wife, Marion, of
Lyndonville, Denise Souliere of Dover, N.H., Lynn Neal and her husband,
Scott, of Monmouth, Maine, and Faith Souliere of Bradenton, Fla.; his
brothers, Aurele ""Beeb” of Brownington and Rene ""Sab”
of Putney; his sisters, Marcella Collette of Port Charlotte, Fla.,
Theresa Perrault of Georgia, Vt., and Sister Carmel Souliere of
Winooski. Friends may call at the Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in
Newport on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 28, in St.
Mary Star of the Sea Church in Newport at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Leo
Bilodeau officiating. Spring interment will take place in St. Mary’s
Cemetery in Newport with full military honors. Should friends desire,
contributions in Ross’ memory may be made to St. Mary Star of the Sea
Church, 191 Clermont Terrace, Newport, VT 05855. Arrangements are by
Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.
REINE YVETTE (COUTU) TOUSLEY LEBANON, N.H.
— Reine Yvette (Coutu) Tousley passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2001, in
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She was born July 2, 1932, in South
Troy, Vt., the daughter of Octavien and Alexandrina Roberge Coutu. Reine
graduated from Newport Center High School. She served in the U.S. Army.
After her marriage, she resided in San Antonio, Texas, until 1979, when
she moved to Lebanon. She was employed at the Vetans Administration
Hospital in White River Junction. Reine is survived by four children,
Bob and his wife, Tracy Tousley, Lois Smith, Timothy Tousley, and
Jeannie Alvardo; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, all
residing in Texas; four sisters, Sister Patrice Coutu of Techney, Ill,
Jeanne Cecile Beaulieu, Therese Magnant, and Madeline Lister; and one
brother, Jean P. and his wife, Joyce Coutu, all of Essex Junction, Vt.;
several nieces and nephews; and a longtime companion, Clifford Gubler of
Lebanon. Reine was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Marcel
Coutu. There will be no funeral or viewing, in accordance with Reine’s
wishes.
February
24
LENA M. BEAULIEU ST. JOHNSBURY — Lena M.
Beaulieu, formerly of Burlington, died unexpectedly in her St. Johnsbury
residence, Saturday, February 24, 2001. Formerly of Plattsburg Street in
Burlington, Lena had worked at the Huntington Hotel for many years and
later at Rosenberg’s Rooming House. She is survived by a brother, Leon
Begin of Richmond, Quebec; two sisters, Elizabeth Morrill of Newark, NJ;
and Rena Percy and her husband Milton of St. Johnsbury Center; and
several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Guibord
Funeral Home, Lyndonville, on Wednesday February 28, 2001, at 2:00 p.m.
Friends and family may gather at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. till
the start of the service. Arrangements by Guibord Funeral Home, located
at the corner of Main and Center Street in Lyndonville.
ANDREW BELLINO KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Andrew
Bellino, 85, of Kissimmee died Feb. 24, 2001. He was born in Winooski,
Vt., and moved to central Florida in 1983. He was a graduate of
Cathedral High School in Burlington, Vt. Mr. Bellino was a machinist for
Sikorsky Aircraft in Connecticut. He is survived by his wife, Rhona
Bellino of Kissimmee; four daughters, Joanne DeGeorge of Kissimmee,
Cathy Crowdis of Connecticut, Carolyn Bellino of Ocoee, and Anne Federer
of Kissimmee; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. There
will be no services. Arrangements are by Conrad & Thompson Funeral
Home, 511 Emmett St., Kissimmee, Fla. 34741
IRENE JACOB ELLSWORTH BURLINGTON — Irene
Jacob Ells- worth, 87, formerly of South Burlington, died in Burlington
Health and Rehabilitation Center on Feb. 24, 2001. She was born in
Burlington on March 17, 1913, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Pichette)
Jacob. Irene married Percy G. Ellsworth, who predeceased her Feb. 17,
1953. She was also predeceased by a brother, Leo J. Jacob, on Nov. 26,
1981. For many years, Irene was the chief clerk at the South Burlington
Water Department. She was also the clerk and treasurer of the Champlain
Water District. She was a communicant of St. John Vianney Church. Irene
is survived by several cousins including Peter L. Jacob, Aletha Hubbell,
Catherine Greubel, Doris Beasley, and Raymond Gadue. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in St. John Vianney
Church in South Burlington with interment to follow in Resurrection Park
Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Contributions in Irene’s
memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont
Affiliate, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, VT 05446. Arrangements are by
Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
MONICA (DOREY) GAMELIN WINOOSKI — Monica
(Dorey) Gamelin, 66, a lifelong resident of Winooski, died peacefully
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in the company of
her loving family. Monica was born in Winooski on March 19, 1934, the
daughter of the late Edward and Lillian (Adams) Dorey. She was a
graduate of Cathedral High School, Class of 1953. After graduation, she
was employed at General Electric for 18 years in the engineering
department. She was married in St. Stephen’s Church in Winooski on Aug.
8, 1959, to Robert O. Gamelin. She is survived by her husband of 41
years, Robert Gamelin; two daughters, Donna Gamelin of Colchester and
Leslie Turner and her husband, Jeff, of Winooski; a son, Jason and his
wife, Kathryn, of Colchester; two grandchildren, Colin and Holly Turner;
five sisters, Mrs. J. William (Phyllis) O’Brien of Winooski, Mrs. Thomas
(Dorlene) Sullivan of South Burlington, Mrs. Alton (Charlene) Kellett of
Douglasville, Ga., Mrs. Bernard (Mary) Bessette of Enfield, Conn., and
Laurice (Laurie) Farrell of South Burlington; a sister-in-law, Mrs.
Bernard (Joye) Dorey; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by a son, Michael; a brother, Bernard C. Dorey; two sisters, Mrs. Harold
(Barbara) Poirier and Mrs. Perley (Eleanor) Provost. Monie was a very
caring wife, mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed by her
close and loving family, sisters, a special sister-in-law, and her true
friend, June Plant. Monie’s family would like to express a deep
appreciation to the Visiting Nurse Association, especially Susan, Leonie
and June, who helped make Monie’s days more comfortable. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at 10:00
a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will
be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Colchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont
Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, VT 05602; or St. Francis
Xavier Church, 3 St. Peter St., Winooski, VT 05404. Visiting hours will
be Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at
the La- Vigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
MARJORIE J. GRENIER MILTON — Marjorie J.
Grenier, 65, of Milton died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in Verdelle Village
assisted care facility in St. Albans. Marjorie was born Nov. 6, 1935, in
Burlington, the daughter of Donald and Margaret Denton Hardy. She
married Paul F. Grenier in Burlington on Nov. 7, 1953. He predeceased
her Feb. 8, 2000. Marjorie loved camping and playing cards. She enjoyed
the many years that were spent camping summrs at Homestead Campground in
Georgia. She enjoyed working with flowers and spent many years working
as a floral designer at Gove’s Floral Shop in Burlington. She and her
husband, Paul, owned and operated the Hitching Post restaurants in
Burlington, Grand Isle and Milton. She is survived by her family, Cindy
Grenier and her fiance, Mike Ryan, of Milton, Tina Grenier and her
fiance, Mark Mongeon, of Burlington, Paul Grenier Jr. and his wife, Sue,
of Montgomery, Scott Grenier and his fiancee, Tina Martin, of
Burlington, and John Grenier, also of Burlington; five grandchildren,
Heather, Allen, Melissa, Cassandra, and Taylor; her stepgrandchildren,
Miranda, Michelle, Jacob, and Bailey; two brothers, Robert Hardy and his
wife, Jeanne, of Casselberry, Fla., and James Hardy and his wife,
Dorothy, of South Burlington; five sisters-in-law, Maria Desrosiers of
South Burlington, Marguirette Griffin and her husband, Tom, of
Burlington, Kay Duell and her husband, George, of Burlington, Bertha
Grenier of Milton, and Janice Grenier of Shelburne; and several nieces,
nephews and cousins. She also leaves her very close friends, Gary and
Sandy Hall of South Burlington. Besides her husband, Paul, she was
predeceased by a granddaughter, Jessica Lynn; and a brother, Donald
Hardy, Jr. Cindy would like to thank the professional staff of
caregivers at Verdell in St. Albans, where her mother resided the past
two months. The level of caring and compassion extended to Marjorie and
her family went beyond expectation and was greatly appreciated. Special
thanks to Melissa, Shirley, J.C., Sandy, Marsha, Joann and all others
too numerous to mention. You will always be remembered. Funeral services
will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in the Minor
Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery. Contributions in
Marjorie’s memory may be made to Verdelle Village Activity Fund, c/o
Verdelle Village, 596 Sheldon Road, St. Albans, VT 05478; or Milton
Rescue, P.O. Box 15, Milton, VT 05468. Visiting hours will be held
Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Minor
Funeral Home in Milton.
RUTH MAE LAWRENCE ORLANDO, Fla. — Ruth
Mae Lawrence, 75, of Diamond Drive, Orlando, died Saturday, Feb. 24,
2001. Born in White River Junction, Vt., she moved to central Florida in
1972 from Vermont. Mrs. Lawrence was a radiology technician. She was
Catholic. Survivors include three sons, David Emery of Lyman, N.H.,
Louis Lawrence of Florida City, and Henry Emery of Colchester, Vt.;
three daughters, Sally Stout of Orlando, Shirley Flood of New Carlisle,
Ohio, and Lori Feldman of Apopka; nine grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters. Arrangements are
by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Homes, Goldenrod Chapel, 7520 Aloma Ave.,
Winter Park, FL 32792 (407)677-5091
JASON G. LILLARD BURLINGTON — Jason G.
Lillard, 30, the adored son of Garfield and Audrey Lillard of Brooklyn,
NY,, died suddenly on Saturday, February 24, 2001. His education
included the New York Military Academy and the University of Vermont,
where he earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Public
Administration. He remained in Burlington, employed as the Events
Manager for Fuse Sports Marketing. Jason is survived by his birth mother
and father, Patricia Gilleran and Charles W. Johnson; his aunt, Helen
Lillard; his uncle, James Lillard; cousins, James and Lucienne Lillard;
the Roosa family of Pennslyvania, Massachusetts and New York; and the
Ward family of Florida. He is also survived by his dear friend, Maureen
Carlo of Vermont. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 1,
2001 at 3:00p.m. in Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne
Road, Burlington. Burial services will be held on Saturday, March 3,
2001 in Greenwood Cemetery in Nashville, TN
February
25
LORI ANN BARNEY SOUTH BURLINGTON — Lori
Ann Barney, 38, of South Burlington, died on Sunday, February 25, 2001
in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born on January 13, 1963, the
daughter of Gilbert and Pauline (Companion) Barney. She was a graduate
of Rice Memorial High School, Class of 1981. Lori was employed for many
years with the Digital Corporation and for the past six years with IBM.
She loved to read, enjoyed golfing, astronomy and most recently
archeoogy. Lori is survived by her parents, Gilbert and Pauline Barney,
one brother, Todd Barney and his wife Yvonne of Georgia; three sisters,
Carol McMahon of Colchester, Donna Normand and her husband Richard of
Essex Junction; Linda Serrantino and her husband Damon of Winooski, her
maternal grandmother, Florence Companion of Winooski; her paternal
grandparents, Lawrence and Dorothy Barney of South Burlington and by
many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her
maternal grandfather, Francis Companion. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the St.
Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Winooski. Interment will be in the St.
Francis Xavier Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart
Association, VT Affiliate, Inc. P.O. Box 485, Williston, VT 05495.
Arrangements are by the LaVinge Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, Winooski
CLIFFORD E. BURNELL ST. PETERSBURG, FL –
Clifford E. Burnell, 92, of St. Petersberg, FL, formerly of Burlington,
died at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg on Sunday, February 25,
2001. He was born in Burlington on June 19, 1908, the son of Charles and
Julia (Greenough) Burnell. Cliff worked as a meat packer for the Grand
Union, John McKenzie Packing Co., and Solomon’s Wholesale Beef, Inc. He
was a member of the Masons, Ethan Allen Lodge #72, and Bethany Chapter
#71, Eastern Star, both of Essex Junction, and Mt. Sinai Shrine in
Montpelier for many years. He was predeceased by his wife, Ila D.
Burnell on January 16, 1979. Clifford is survived by his sister Doris
McLeod of Winooski; his sister-in-law, Kathryn Brunnelle of Burlington;
a nephew; and several nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by two
sisters, Georgianna Corps and Ruth Wakefield; and a brother, Charles
Brunelle. A graveside service, which will be announced in the Free
Press, will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in the spring. There will be
no visiting hours. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral
Directors
CHESTER GREENWOOD II DERBY — Chester
Greenwood II, 78 of Lindsey Road Ext., Derby, passed away at his home on
Sunday, February 25, 2001. He was born in Augusta, ME on August 7, 1922,
the son of Lester and Nora (Shatford) Greenwood. Chet retired as
President of Prouty and Miller in Derby after being with them since
1948. On October 12, 1942, Chet married the former Ruby Kaulback, who
survives him. He is also survived by his sons, Robert Greenwood and his
wife Carol of Bradford, and Chet Greenwood III and his wife Sherry of
Epping, NH; his brother, Lawrence Greenwood of Maine, four grandchildren
and one great-grandson. Friends may call at the Converse-Rushford
Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A
funeral service will take place on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at the Derby
United Church at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Fred Barker officiating.
Spring interment will take place at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Derby.
Should friends desire, contributions in Chet’s memory may be made to the
Derby Line Ambulance Service, c/o Brian Fletcher, P.O. Box 105, Derby
Line, VT 05830; the Junior Pro Scholarship Fund, c/o Newport Country
Club, Pine Hill Road, Newport, VT 05855; or the Derby United Church,
Main Street, Derby VT 05829. Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford
Funeral Home.
JULIA L. HANSEN COLCHESTER — Julia L.
Hansen, 70, of Colchester, died suddenly Sunday, February 25, 2001 due
to complications from a heart attack. She was born in Glens Falls, NY,
on January 4, 1931, the daughter of the late William and Gertrude
(Barry) LaClair. She graduated from Fort Edward High School in 1948.
Julia married John Hansen in 1958, who predeceased her in 1970. She
worked for many years at IBM and for the Colchester School System. Julia
was an avid reader of mystery books and gave a lot of herself to her
family and her grandchildren. She is survived by three children, John
‘Chris’ Hansen and his partner, Kim Ransom of Burlington; Anna K. and
her husband, Michael Trempe of Hinesburg; and Edward Hansen of
Colchester. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Daniel
Christopher Hansen, Evan Michael Hansen, Jenna Hansen, and ‘Max’ the
dog. Julia also is survived by one sister; Mary Daniger of South Glens
Falls, NY; one brother, William LaClair of Loudenville, NY and several
nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one son, William
Hansen in 1991, and by one brother, Edward LaClair in 2000. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 11:00
a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Colchester. Interment will be
in the spring in Union Cemetery in Fort Edward, NY. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the Colchester Rescue, P.O. Box
209, Colchester, VT 05446. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, February
28, 2001 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the La Vinge Funeral Home, 132 Main
Street, Winooski.
GEORGE E. JOHNSON BURLINGTON — George E.
Johnson, 94, of Burlington passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2001 at
the Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington. He was born in Quincy, MA
on February 21, 1907, the son of the late Carl Victor Emanuel and Anna
(Erickson) Johnson. Bedridden by a series of operations for a sports
injury, he could not attend high school. During those years he studied
radio technology, built his own radio and became an avid ‘ham’ operator.
He regained limited use of his right leg, and in his early twenties,
began his career in radio. George was a Marine telegraph and radio
operator on the Boston to Belfast, ME run. He was tower operator for the
New England area military FM network in World War II, radio technician
for the Massachusetts State Police (Paxton and Framingham Barracks),
broadcast engineer for Yankee Network, WNAC and WNAC TV, and for RKO
General, where he retired in 1965. He is survived by his wife of 59
years, Ruth W. (Bjork) Johnson of Burlington; his daughter Lois and her
husband Richard K. Patterson, Jr. of Richmond; two grandchildren Cynthia
Forcier and her husband Rene of Dunbarton, NH and Roberta Patterson and
her partner Wendy Hochreiter of Greenfield MA; and by two
great-grandchildren Rene Forcier, III and Richard Carl Forcier. He was
predeceased by three sisters, Henny Andren, Clara Swanson and Doris
Bergstedt. Funeral services will be held today at 2:00 p.m. in the
Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Interment will be held on Saturday March
3, at 11:00 a.m. in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree MA. For those who
wish, donations may be made in his memory to the Cathedray Church of St.
Paul, 2 Cherry St. Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements are by Ready
Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
February
26
DENISE JEAN (MATRAW) BENNETT TAMPA, FL –
Denise Jean (Matraw) Bennett, 42, of Tampa, FL died suddenly Monday
February 26, 2001. ‘De" was born May, 18, 1958 in Poughkeepsie, NY.
She moved to Vermont with her family in 1966. She attended and graduated
from Mt. Mansfield Union High School in 1976. De moved to Florida in
1978 and became an Assistant Unit Controller for the Fine Host
Corporation at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Her job required her to
travel extensively around the country. De leaves her mother, Rosella
Commo, and step-father, George Commo, of Jonesville; her husband, Miles
Bennett of Tampa; two children, Danielle and Michael Shuttleworth of
Apopka, FL; one brother William Matraw, Jr, and his wife Chong Su of
Essex; two sisters, Kathy Matraw of Morrisville, and Jane Clark of
Portland, ME; four step-sisters, Susan Soltau and Patty Guilbert of
Burlington; Mimi Guilbert of Williston; and Nancy Bird of New York City;
one step-brother, George Commo of Burlington; and several nieces and
nephews. Her father, William Matraw, Sr. predeceased her. De was a
fun-loving person, who had many friends. She will be sorely missed by
all. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family in
Tampa, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Ronald McDonald House, c/o Pam Fenimore, 16 S. Winooski Ave, Burlington,
VT 05401.
DOROTHY COLLINS DEAN WATERBURY CENTER –
"Dot" Dean, a long-time resident of Waterbury Center, passed
away peacefully on February 26, 2001. She leaves her beloved husband of
fifty-one years, Harold Dean; her daughter, Kathy Dean and her husband
Bob Neudorfer, of Waterbury Center; and her daughter Karen and her
husband Hal Wells of Wilmington, DE and Karen’s daughters, Katie and
Krystal. Dot will be remembered for her love of nursing, her passion for
animals, especially her cherished dog, Ebony, and for being a good
neighbor and friend. Following Dot’s wishes, there will be no memorial
service at this time. A private burial will take place later. Donations
in Dot’s memory may be made to the Lamoille Valley Veterinary Service
(funding for stray animals) P.O. Box 41, Hyde Park, VT 05655.
Arrangements are under the care of the Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe.

 CHARLOTTE JEAN FULLER SOUTH BURLINGTON –
Charlotte Jean Fuller, 72, formerly of The Pines, died Monday, February
26, 2001 in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in Burlington on
December 3, 1928, the daughter of the late Robert and Rachel (Stewart)
Fuller. She was a graduate of Burlington High School. Charlotte had been
employed for many years at the UVM Bookstore. she was a member of the
First Congregational Church in Burlington. She is survived by her
sister, Jean and husband Peter Persons; her nephew, Vinton B. and his
wife Mari Persons; her niece Susan and husband David Pomper. She is also
survived by her special grandnieces and grandnephews, Brynlee Jean,
Keaton David, Margaret Taylor and Kathryn Grace; as well as several
cousins and many friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March
1, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at the First Congregational Church in
Burlington. Visiting hours will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
February 28, 2001 at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union Street,
Burlington. Burial will be in the family lot in Lakeview Cemetery at a
later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
the First Congregational Church, 38 S. Winooski Avenue, Burlington

MYRON CLARK HUBBERT FORT COLLINS, Colo. –
Myron Clark Hubbert, 89, of Fort Collins died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, in
Poudre Valley Hospital. Cremation will take place and a memorial service
will be held Saturday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m. in Alterra Sterling House,
1002 Rule Drive, Fort Collins. His ashes will be buried at a later date
in Fairfax, Vt. Myron was born Nov. 21, 1911, in Stromsburg, Neb., the
son of Henry Hubbert and Neva Josephine Hallquist Hubbert.e graduated
from Kearney High School in Kearney, Neb., in 1929 and then in 1934 from
Kearney State Teachers College, also in Kearney. Myron met his wife, the
former Laura Elizabeth Kimball, when they were teachers in Clay Center,
Neb. They were married July 10, 1937, in Lafayette, Colo. He also taught
in Meeker and Palisade, Colo. Myron joined the border patrol in 1940 as
an officer in southern Texas. He joined Immigration and Naturalization
as an immigration investigator and served in Philadelphia before moving
to St. Albans, Vt., in 1946. They lived in Fairfax from 1946 until 1997.
He attended the United Methodist Church in Fairfax for many years and
was a member of the school governing board there for may years. He was
an avid golfer, enjoyed skiing, boating, fishing, hunting and archery.
Later in life, he took up the game of bridge. He was a 50-year member of
the Free and Accepted Masons of the state of Vermont, Lamoille Lodge No.
6. He and his wife came to Fort Collins in August 1997 from Fairfax, due
to failing health. In his younger years he enjoyed building furniture.
Myron is survived by his wife, Laura; his son, John (and Evelyn) Hubbert
of Fort Collins; his daughter, Louise (and David) Decker of Evergreen; a
sister, Faye Powell of San Jose, Calif.; and a daughter-in-law, Sheila
Hubbert of Fairfax, Vt.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandcldren.
Sons Kimball Hubbert and Edmund Hubbert, and a brother, Eldon Hubbert,
preceded him in death.
KATHLEEN G. LEHOUILLER JOHNSON — Kathleen
G. Lehouiller, 73, died February 26, 2001 in Fletcher Allen Health Care
in Burlington. She was born June 5, 1927 in Eden, the daughter of George
N. and Josie H. (Hutchins) Lanphear. Kathleen married Gerald Lehouiller
on December 7, 1991. She was a loving and wonderful mother, who was
devoted to her family. Her interests included cooking, reading and she
thoroughly enjoyed a good joke. Kathleen is survived by her husband
Gerald of Johnson, seven daughters Donna Demars of Norwich, CT; Diana
and Ben Fournier of North Stonington, CT; Laura and Paul Russin of Essex
Junction; Julia Brousseau of Essex Junction; Ina and David Vaughan of
Cambridge; Martha and Bob O’Donnell of South Hadley, MA; and Ida and
Dean Russin of Cambridge; her step-children Paul and Nancy Lehouiller of
Loudon, NH; Alice Udder of Johnson; Madline Avery of NH; Rodger
Lehouiller of Johnson; Nicole and Richard Whittemore of Waterville;
Lucille and Arthur Tilton of Waterville; Mark Lehouiller and Lisa of
Hyde Park; Tina and Norm Glenn of Johnson; John Lehouiller of Johnson;
Joe Lehouiller of Johnson; Virginia and Larry Griffen of Cornith; and
Amy and Derick LaFountain of Waterville; three brothers, Willard
Lanphear of Johnson; Norman Lanphear of CT; and Roalnd Lanphear of CT;
two sisters Margaret Sweet of Enosburg Falls and Bertha Lussier of MA;
11 grandchildren, 19 step-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.She
was predeceased by three brothers and one sister. Contributions in
Kathleen’s memory may be made to Lamoille County Home Health and
Hospice, 54 Farr Avenue, Morrisville, VT 05661. Calling hours will be on
Thursday, March 1, 2001 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for family members only
and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for friends at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home,
Main Street, Johnson. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 2,
2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Johns Catholic Church in Johnson. Burial will
be in Lamiolle View Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are under the
direction of the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Main Street, Johnson.
LORETTA (ST. PETER) ROBAR WILLISTON –
Loretta M. Robar, 73, passed away at her home on Monday February 26,
2001 after a long illness. She was born in South Burlington on September
9, 1927, the daughter of Napoleon and Lillian (Kenyon) St. Peter. She
had been an employee of both the Empire Laundry and Lennie’s Shirt
Laundry for over 18 years and was a devoted wife and mother. She leaves
her husband of 53 years, Clifford Robar of Williston; seven children and
their spouses, Frank and Edna La Fond of Milton; Ernest and Sharon Robar
of Burlington; Clifford J. and Dina of Burlington; Pamela and Stephen
Cowhig of Milton; Joyce Oulette of Winooski; Doris and Rudy Richards of
Richmond; and Donald and Melissa Robar of Williston; fifteen
grandchildren; several great-granchildren, her brother, Lawrence St.
Peter of Essex Junction, her sister-in-law, Evelyn St. Peter of
Leominster,MA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was
predeceased by a daughter Sandra Safford in 1995. Funeral services will
be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. in Elmwood-Meunier
Funeral Chapel 97 Elmwood Avenue, Burlington, Spring interment will be
in East End Cemetery, Williston. Visiting hours are today from 2:00 to
4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Those wishing, may
send memorial donations to S. Michaels Rescue, Winooski Park,
Colchester, VT 05446
CHARLES J. ROBERGE, SR BURLINGTON –
Charles J. Roberge, Sr., 41, of Burlington died unexpectedly on Monday,
February 26, 2001 in Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. He was born
on September 18, 1959 in Boston, MA the son of the late Bernard J. and
Ann (Violette) Roberge. He graduated from Burlington High School, Class
of 1978. He attended North Adams State College in Massachusetts from
1978 to 1980. On September 20, 1986, he married Irene Maglaris in
Burlington. He worked for Ascension Technology Corporation in Milton. He
was the former Vice President of the BAHA Hockey League in Burlington
and was a leader with the Green Mountain Council Boy Scouts of America (C.P.
Smith School). He coached numerous youth programs, including t-ball,
baseball and ice hockey. Charles was a former member of the Colchester
Volunteer Fire Department and a certified EMT. He was a member of St.
Mark’s Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Irene Maglaris
Roberge of Burlington; three children, Charles ‘C.J.’ Roberge, Jr.,
Michael G.S. Roberge, and Sarah Irene Roberge; one brother, Patrick
Roberge of Grand Isle; a very special brother-in-law William Maglaris
and his wife Naomi of Mills River, NC; and a very special sister-in-law
Lorraine Morris and her husband Harvey. He is also survived by several
nieces and nephews. Charles was pre-deceased in 1986 by an infant child.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 1, 2001
at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church. A prayer service will
be led by Father John Feltz at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at Ready
Funeral Home. Interment will follow in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association of Vermont, 7
Hegeman Avenue, Colchester, VT 05446. Visiting hours are today from 2:00
p.m. to4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home,
North Chapel, 934 North Avenue, Burlington
DOROTHY J."DOT" (THERRIEN) RUSHFORD
FLETCHER — Dorothy Jean ‘Dot’ (Therrien) Rushford, age 59, of Fletcher,
passed away unexpectedly at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans on
Monday, February 26, 2001. She was born on May 6, 1941 in Bristol, CT,
the daughter of the late George L. and Harriet (Hutchins) Therrien. She
was employed for over 25 years as a custodian with the University of
Vermont. Dot was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and
friend. She was the absolute heart and soul of her family, always being
there for the times needed most. Her life’s riches were invaluable and
could be found in her loving children and grandchildren for whom she
lived her life. Truly, Dot’s children have been blessed with her
unconditional love and generations to come will strive to follow her
example. Dot is survived by her husband, Harley D. Rushford, Jr of
Fletcher; three sons, Harley D. Rushford, III of Fletcher, Richard L.
Rushford and his wife Astrid of England, and Louie Rushford and his wife
Mary of Fairfax; two daughters, Debra Thompson and her husband Wayne of
Fairfax, and Angela Woodward and her husband Brian of Fairfax. She also
leaves three brothers; Louis Therrien and his wife Debby of New York,
Kenneth Therrien of Florida, and Robert Therrien and his wife Dot of
Connecticut; one sister, Ruth Labelle and her husband Bud of
Connecticut, her father-in-law, Harley D. Rushford Sr. of St. Albans;
and eight very special grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews and cousins. Dot was predeceased by her brother, Floyd Therrien;
and sister, Shirley Thayer. Visiting hours will be held at the
Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Thursday, March, 1, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. funeral services will be held in
the United Church of Fairfax on Friday, March 2, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. with
the Reverend Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the
family lot in Binghamville Cemetery, Fletcher. Memorial contributions
may be made in Dot’s memory to Vt. National MS Society, 100 Dorset St,
Suite 12, South Burlington, VT 05403. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich
Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax
LAWRENCE
DELLA SANTA
BARRE CITY — Lawrence Della Santa, 83, a long time
resident of 56 Summer Street, Barre, died peacefully on February 26,
2001 in Central Vermont Medical Center. He was surrounded by his loving
family. Lawrence was born October 30, 1917 in Waterbury, the son of
Carletto and Agnesa (Mina) Della Santa. They moved to Barre in 1921
where Lawrence spent his childhood on Pleasant Street in the North Barre
area. Lawrence attended Barre Elementary School and Spaulding High
School. On February 22, 1944, He married Ruth Eastman at St. Monica’s.
He leaves his loving wife Ruth of 57 years and their three children;
Robert R. Della Santa of Barre, Susan and her husband Dean King of
Milton; and Sister Laura Della Santa, Sisters of Mercy, of Burlington.
Survivors also include four special grandchildren, Robert R. Della Santa
II, of Barre; Lisa (Della Santa) Heimall and her husband Mark of
Phoenix, AZ; Jessica King and Amanda King of Milton. Also surviving are
a sister Freda and her husband Ve Barquin, of Barre; sisters-in-law, a
brother-in-law as well as several nieces and nephews. Lawrence was
predeceased by his parents, a brother, Rano Della Santa, and a
half-brother Almetto (Sparkie) Broggi. Lawrence was first employed by
the original Venetian Restaurant and later became the first manager of
the American Legion Club on Main Street in Barre. He later worked for
Williams Motor Transfer and then began a career as a polisher and worked
for over 20 years at Chioldi Granite Company where he retired in 1980.
Upon retirement he worked part time for Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home until
June, 1988. Lawrence’s most enjoyable times were when he was spending
time with his family. Other interests included fishing, hunting, and ice
fishing with family and friends. He was a member of St. Monica’s
Catholic Church, the Barre Lodge of Elks, the Mutuo Club, Inc. and GCIA.
He was a member of the Barre Park and Cemetery Commission for 17 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 1, 2001 at
11:00 a.m. in St. Monica’s Church. Burial at Hope Cemetery will follow
the Service. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.at Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, Summer Street,
Barre. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
the family wished that memorial contributions be made in the memory of
Lawrence to St. Monica’s Pew Restoration, c/o St. Monica’s Church, 79
Summer St. Barre. VT
February
27
DOROTHY A. LA FOUNTAIN MONKTON — Dorothy
A. LaFountain, 80, died Tuesday, February 27, 2001 in Monkton, at the
home of her daughter, Beverly; son-in-law, Charles, and grandson, Bill
Chapman. She was born on July 3, 1920 in Starksboro, the daughter of
William and Edith (Emerson) Butler. Dorothy and her husband Kenneth
owned and operated a farm in Monkton for 36 years. Kenneth predeceased
her on January 21, 1986. She was a member of the Monkton Fire Department
Auxiliary, the Farm Bureau, and Bristol Grange. Dorothy is survived by
four children; William LaFountain and his wife Alayne of Starksboro;
Beverly Chapman and her husband Charles of Monkton; Kenneth F.
LaFountain, Jr. and his very special friend Sandy Bessette of Monkton;
Phyllis Hill and her husband Larry of Starksboro; 15 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; her sister, Bertha Sherman and her husband George,
of South Bristol; four brothers, Harold Butler and his wife Avis of
South Bristol; Arthur Butler of South Bristol and his wife Beth of TX;
Lawrence Butler and his wife, Ruth of Middlebury; Ralph Butler of
Middlebury; her Aunt Laura, and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ambrose
Catholic Church in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in
Bristol. Friends may call at the Brown McClay Funeral Home in Bristol,
Thursday, February 28, 2001 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Contributions may be
made to the Addison County Home Health and Hospice, Rte 7 North,
Middlebury, VT 05753
EDWIN A. LaROCK BURLINGTON — . Edwin A.
LaRock, lieutenant retired, Burlington Police Department, died Tuesday,
Feb. 27, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a valiant battle
with cancer. Ed was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Jericho, the son of the late
Dana Paul LaRock and Mildred Goodrich LaRock. His formative education
was provided through the Waterbury public schools. He enlisted in the
U.S. Army on Dec. 31, 1948. Following his basic training, he served in
Korea for most of his active duty. During his military experience, he
attained the rank of corporal, being discharged June 13, 1952. Ed worked
for a number of years in aircraft industry design and construction
trades before coming to police work as a vocation. He became Burlington
police officer on taking his oath of office Aug. 11, 1968. In 1971, Ed
was honored by the Elks Club of Burlington as they named him the
Chittenden County Police Officer of the Year. In March 1974, Ed was
promoted to detective; in 1977, to corporal in the detective bureau; in
1985, he again was promoted, to sergeant. On his return to the uniform
bureau, he supervised a variety of activities and in 1989 was promoted
to lieutenant responsible for supervision of all shift operations.
Following a distinguished career on Oct. 27, 1992, Ed retired from
active duty as a Burlington police officer. Ed was a member of AOPA
(Airplane Owners and Pilots Association), B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 916,
Winooski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1767, and the Vermont Law
Enforcement Association. Ed is survived by JoAnn Thibault, his precious
""Little JoJo,” best friend, soul mate and the love of his
life; three sons, Gary E. LaRock and his children, Ashley and Garrett,
of Williston, Brian J. LaRock of Hinesburg, and Lance M. Thibault and
his wife, April, of Jacksonville, Fla.; his mother, Mildred G. LaRock of
Spring Hill, Fla.; four sisters, Iona Metcalf and Janice Baker, both of
Spring Hill, Geraldine Dubuque of Ocala, Fla., and Sheila Bushey of
Colchester. He was predeceased by two brothers, Ronald D. and Donald P.
LaRock. Ed is also survived by several nieces and nephews; very loving
nieces Rose ""Bobo,” Mary, and Tina LaRock; several
grandchildren; and a very special granddaughter, Tina and her daughter,
Jasmine. Among his many friendships, there were his family of friends at
Country Park; his brotherly friends Bob Weston, Stu Race and Frank
Maynard; his brothers and sisters in law enforcement and their families
of Burlington police; and last, but not least, his little winged
sweetheart ""Rikki.” A funeral service commemorating Ed’s
life will be held Monday, March 5, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in the Ready
Funeral Home South Chapel with the Rev. Benedict Kiely, Burlington
police chaplain, officiating. Visiting hours will be from noon until the
hour of the service. Burial will be at a later date, at the convenience
of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Queen City Police Foundation, c/o Bruce Baker, 1 Lawson Lane,
Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, 261
Shelburne Road, Burlington.
FRANCIS P.(HANK) MARTIN MIDDLEBURY –
Francis P. (Hank) Martin, age 77, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2001
at Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, PA. He was born in
Middlebury on November 20, 1923, the son of James B. and Catherine
(Forrest) Martin. He received his education in the Pittsford Schools.
Hank served in the U.S.Army Air Corps during WWII, and saw action in the
Pacific Theater. Following his discharge, he returned to Vermont. He
married Darlyn Prieur in Brandon on July 19, 1948. He worked as a Plant
Supervisor at Polymers Plastics, Inc. for 38 years, retiring in 1988.
The couple resided in Bridport until moving to Bradford, PA in 1993.
Francis is survived by his wife, Darlyn, of Bradford PA; two sons, Larry
F. Martin and his wife, Betty, of Murfreesboro, TN; Barry P. Martin and
his wife, Roberta of Bradford, PA; his grandchildren, Michael Martin of
Murfreesboro, TN; Chad Martin Nunn of Bridport; and Nathan Martin of
Bradford, PA; his sister, Catherine Pare of Florence, his brother
Bernard Martin of Cornwall; and several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by his parents and by two brothers, James and Thomas. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 1:00
p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. John McDermott, Pastor will
be the celebrant. A graveside committal service and burial with Military
Honors will take place in the spring in the family lot in West Salisbury
Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, March 6, from 7:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main Street in
Middlebury. Donations may be made in his memory to the Parkinson Disease
Foundation, William Black Medical Research Building, Columbia University
Medical Center, 650 W. 168th Street, New York, NY 10023, or to the
charity of one’s choice. anderson Funeral Service is in charge of the
arrangements.
MARY F. REYNOLDS ST. ALBANS — Mary F.
Reynolds, 75, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, in Northwestern
Medical Center. She was the widow of Seth Reynolds, who died in 1980.
Mrs. Reynolds lived in Bolton most of her life. She was employed at
Cellucord Wire Manufacturers in Winooski for 20 years. Survivors include
two sons, Clayton of St. Albans, and Seth of Johnson; a brother; four
grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. A
memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the
Cornerstone Community Bible Church in Milton. Memorial contributions may
be sent to Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington,
VT 05403-9987. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, St. Albans.
KATHRYN ELIZABETH SCHULTZ BURLINGTON –
Kathryn Elizabeth Schultz, daughter of Jacquelyn (Sheehan) and Harold
Schultz, was born Nov. 1, 1961. Katy died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, after
two days in Fletcher Allen Health Care, as a result of an untreatable
and previously undetected brain tumor. Katy grew up in Burlington and
graduated from Burlington High School. She was employed by Birchwood
Terrace Healthcare. During her many years there, Katy developed
important friendships and always cared about the residents. Katy was a
vegetarian, an animal rights activist, and an avid advocate for the
welfare and dignity of dogs. Her heart, humor, energy, and courage
sparked our lives. Katy was recently predeceased by her father, Harold;
her grandmother, Helen Davis; and an uncle, Donald Sheehan. She is
survived by her mother, Jacquelyn Schultz of Burlington; a brother,
Jonathan Schultz of Johnson; her sister, Judy Schultz; brother-in-law
Ray Solomon; and niece Sarah Solomon of Johnson; and her sister Suzanne
Sakai; brother-in-law Eric Sakai; and nieces Reiko and Teresa Sakai of
Randolph. She is also survived by an aunt, Norma Sheehan; and cousins
Susan Fuller, Joni Jones, Jack Sheehan, Kathy Sheehan, Andrew Sheehan,
and James Sheehan. She also leaves many dear friends and her constant
companions Smoky and Jemma. Friends are invited to join the family at
Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, on Sunday,
March 4, 2001, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Burial will be private. Donations
in Katy’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Chittenden County,
633 Queen City Park Road, South Burlington, VT 05403.
February
28
JAYNE ELLEN SIMPSON ABBOT ESSEX JUNCTION
— On Wednesday, February 28, 2001, Jayne Ellen Simpson Abbott passed
away peacefully after a short illness, joining her husband, Basil ‘Bud’
Abbott, who left this world on January 9, 2001. Jayne began her career
as a real estate broker in 1971. She was very involved in the real
estate community from the beginning, serving on numerous boards,
committees and associations. One of her greatest achievements was
becoming NVBR Realtor of the Year and VAR Realtor of the Year in 1989.
Jayne was a leader and educator and was greatly respected throughout the
real estate community. Although she spent over 30 years in real estate,
as a realtor and then as an appraiser, her husband, children, then
grandchildren, always came first in her life. She was the quiet strength
that created a close knit and loving family. Jayne enjoyed many
activities throughout her life; including gardening, playing board games
and cards, cross-country skiing, walking the beach, fishing, not to
mention dropping a quarter or two in a slot machine. Now she has tee
times with her husband, Bud, where both are hitting a hole in one. She
is survived by her children, James Gordon Abbott and his significant
other, Kate Slayton of South Burlington, Major Ellen J. Abbott of Essex
Junction; Carol A. Abbott of Colchester; Gregory A. and Cindy Abbott of
Colchester, and Nancy J. and Chris Dartt of Colchester; her
grandchildren, James G. Abbott, Christopher A. Abbott, Kassandra Major,
Krystina J. Hedger; Benjamin J. Abbott, Kayleigh M. Dartt, Brittny J.
Dartt, and Jordan L. Dartt; two sisters, Maryon Gaffney of Connecticut
and Kathlyne Aylward of New Hampshire; and many nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by her brothers, Harold Simpson and Donald Simpson.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2001, from 10:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex
Junction. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 12:30 p.m.,
Wednesday March7, 2001 at St. Lawrence Church, 128 West Street, Essex
Junction. A spring burial service will be held at noon Friday, May 25,
2001, at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph for Mrs. Abbott and
her husband. LTC (Ret.) Basil ‘Bud’ Abbott. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Committee on Temporary Shelter, P.O. Box
1616, Burlington, VT 05402-1616
SARA MARGARET BOUFFARD SOUTH BURLINGTON –
Sara Margaret Bouffard, 15, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday February
28, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident in Essex. She was born
in Burlington on October 7, 1985, the daughter of Patrick C. Bouffard
and Yvonne (St. Germain) Nadeau. Sara was a sophomore at South
Burlington High School. Many people knew Sara through her work at the
Rec Room. She has an avid love of animals. She expressed her creativity
through writing poetry. She had a great interest in music and art. She
enjoyed spending time with her parents. Sara’s love of life was a source
of inspiration to those who knew and loved her. She is survived by her
parents, Patrick Bouffard of South Burlington, and Yvonne and Brian
Nadeau of Williston; her siblings, Colby and Brad Nadeau and Mikayla St.
Germain; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Normand Bouffard of South
Burlington, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert St. Germain of Colorado Springs, CO;
her uncles, Joseph Bouffard, David Bouffard and Lonnie Bourgault of
South Burlington; her aunts, Beverly Bourgault, Jane Wilkes and Jennifer
Bouffard of South Burlington; her cousins, Katherine and Michelle
Bourgault and David Bouffard of South Burlington. Sara also leaves
behind many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her
cousin, Christy Lloyd, with whom she will be buried. A service will be
celebrated on Saturday, March 3, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at The Community
Bible Church Assembly of God, 2025 Williston Road, South Burlington.
Calling hours are on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the
service at the church. the Burial will be held at Resurrection Park
Cemetery in South Burlington following the service. In lieu of flowers,
please make donations in Sara’s name to the Humane Society of Chittenden
County, 633 Queen City Park Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
JEANNE T. DEVINO WINOOSKI — Jeanne T.
Devino, 63, of Winooski died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, after a long
illness, in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center in
Burlington. She was born Dec. 5, 1937, in Winooski, the daughter of
Edward W. and Cora (Rabidoux) Devino. Jeanne was employed at F.J.
Preston & Son for 35 years as a jeweler. She enjoyed cheering for
her Boston Red Sox and the Montreal Canadiens and spending time with her
nieces and nephews. The family would like to give special thanks to the
staff on Baird 4 at Fletcher Allen Health Care, the staff on the fifth
floor at the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center, and the
Visiting Nurse Association. Jeanne is survived by her mother, Cora
Devino of Winooski; three sisters, Lillian and her husband, Clement
Couillard, of Burlington, Constance and her husband, Casper Rudnick, of
Winooski, and Helen Lavallee of Parrish, Fla.; two brothers, Lawrence
Devino of Essex Junction, and Donald Devino of Milton; and several
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Edward W. Devino;
and a brother, Michael Devino. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Saturday, March 3, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Stephen’s
Catholic Church in Winooski with interment to follow in St. Francis
Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road,
Colchester, VT 05446. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are
made by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.
MICHAEL PATRICK FOLEY TWIN FALLS, ID –
Michael Patrick Foley, 27, of Twin Falls, ID died February 28, 2001
after a short illness. He was a youth counselor for the Boys and Girls
Club. Michael was a former resident of Burlington. He was born on May
30, 1973 in Fall River , MA, the son of the late Pamela Sheehan Foley
and James Foley. He graduated from Mt. Mansfield High School and entered
the Marine Corps. After returning to Burlington, he attended Champlain
College and Johnson State College. Michael is survived by his beloved
wife, Elizabeth Tyler Foley of Twin Falls, and his father, James Foley
of South Burlington. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March
10, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at the Rose Sullivan Funeral Home in Somerset, MA
ROGER
D. PARK
WEST HARTFORD, CT — Roger D. Park Sr. 78 , of 36 Brightwood
Lane, West Hartford, CT, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday,
February 28, 2001. Mr. Park, a Connecticut resident since 1941,
succumbed due to natural causes. An 11th generation Vermont Yankee, Mr.
Park will be sadly missed for his affable nature, keen wit, and devotion
to family, friends and country. Mr. Park was born and raised in Wells,VT,
the son of Fred W. and Eunice Mary Park. Roger knew and loved life on a
family farm which abutted beautiful Lake St. Catherine in the heart of
the Green Mountains. In 1941, he moved to the Hartford area and met and
untimately married Beatrice Frohman Park, his beloved wife of 55 years.
He settled on Brightwood Lane in West Hartford in 1950 after briefly
living in the Grandvew Terrace section of Hartford. At the outset of his
life in the Hartford area, he was employed as a mechanical engineer by
Colt Firearms, Hartford; Stanley Works, New Britian; Hartford Special
Machine Company, Avon; and ultimately Peabody/Parts Wash, Inc.
Newington. In 1974, Mr. Park purchased Parts Wash Inc. and served as
Chief Operating Officer until his retirement in 1996. He was highly
regarded for his ability to design, engineer and fabricate huge machines
that washed "everything from razor blades to canon barrels."
His expertise and care in design and ingenuity will be sorely missed.
Roger was a patriot who served with the Armed Forces during World War II
and was a member of the Newington Chapter of the VFW. An infantryman
with the 1st U.S. Army, 28th Division, 109th Regiment, Roger saw action
in France, Belgium and Germany. He survived Omaha Beach and the Battle
of the Bulge. He celebrated national holidays dedicated to Veterans and
flew the American Flag until the day of his passing. As an avid hunter,
archer and fisherman,hespent much of his time in his native state, deer
hunting or fishing the meadowee with old friends or his children. He was
a member of the Rockville Fish and Game Club, Rockville CT, and the
National Rifle Association. Much of his life was dedicated to family.
Devotion to his wife, Betty, and his three children serves as an example
of his deep, abiding love for kin. Life was a celebration for Roger. He
enjoyed his garden, swimming pool, barbecues in the back yard, and
researching the Park family by means of genealogical surveys and
societies. He leaves behind Beatrice, his beloved wife of 55 years; two
sons, Roger Jr., and wife Elizabeth of Lewiston, ME, Philip Scott and
wife Kelly of Norfolk, VA; and one daughter, Kristin Ann and her
companion Claudio Roditi of South Orange, NJ. He will also be dearly
missed by numerous in-laws, nephews, nieces, and four grandchildren -
the apples of his eye. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 3, 2001
at 10:00 a.m., at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 S. Main
Street, W. Hartford. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.Friends
will be received today, Friday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday,
March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
ROBERT H. PLOUFFE BURLINGTON — Robert H.
Plouffe, 59, died unexpectedly and was found at his home on Wednesday,
February 28, 2001. He was born in Hebron CT, on February 4, 1942 to
James and Beatrice (Bruijette) Plouffe. He had worked on farms in
Westford and Milton and had been a volunteer with the Salvation Army. He
leaves his former wife, June, his friends and neighbors; Junior
Boldosser, Tim Piper, Lenn Jr., Nellie and her mom and a very dear
friend Peg Morrisette of Milton. Memorial services will be held on
Saturday, March 3, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. in the Elmwood-Muenier Funeral
Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Those wishing may send memorial donations to the
Salvation Army, The American Red Cross, or C.O.T.S..
 

 

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