Vermont History and Genealogy

December 23, 2006

Burlington Free Press Obituaries 03/2000

Filed under: Burlington Free Press, Obituaries — thedarwinexception @ 10:43 pm

Obituaries

March 2000

March 1
MILDRED A. STODDARD BURLINGTON — Mildred A. Stoddard, 88, formerly of 230 St. Paul St., died Wednesday evening, March 1, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was presently a resident of Birchwood Terrace. Mildred was born June 24, 1911, in Moretown, the daughter of Walter and Daisey E. (Bradley) Childs. Mildred was married to Hugh R. Stoddard on Nov. 21, 1931. He predeceased her on July 10, 1970. Mildred was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. Her first concern was always for the well-being of others. Her favorite hobbies were reading, crafts and baking. She will always be remembered for her wonderful pastries and pies were her specialty. She often was asked to make them for various area restaurants where she was employed as hostess, namely Lums, and the Parkway Diner. At one time Mildred had been employed at Ho-Hum Motel as a manager and receptionist. She also had a great love of animals, especially her cat, Misty. She is survived by her son, Stephen Stoddard and his significant other, Brenda Couture of South Burlington, her two daughters, Evelyn and her husband, John Barbeau, of Alburg, and Eleanor Stoddard of South Burlington, who was her closest companion and devoted caregiver; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; Diane D’Arcangelo of South Burlington, who was like a daughter to Mildred; and close family friend, Paulette Tipper. She was predeceased by her daughter, Virginia; and her brothers, Raymond and Leon Childs. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 4, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., Burlington. Visiting hours are today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. Burial will take place in South Duxbury Cemetery in May. Memorial gifts may be made to The American Lung Association of Vermont, 30 Farrell Street, South Burlington, Vt. 05403-9987.
March 2
LILLIAN C. ""TOON’ ARSENAULT ST. ALBANS — Lillian C. ""Toon” Arsenault, 73, died early Thursday, March 2, 2000, in the Northwestern Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born March 3, 1926, in Tupper Lake, New York, the daughter of Louis and Claudia (Paquette) LaRocque. Toon was married to Alfred J. ""Pee Wee” Arsenault, who died on Oct. 11, 1993. Toon could be remembered best as the morning person at the Beverage Mart on Lake Street for 24 years and prior to that was employed by Softlight in Swanton and Rainbow Cleaners. Survivors include her three sons, Ralph and his wife, Karen Arsenault, of Atlanta, Ga., Allan Arsenault of Danville, and Ross Arsenault of St. Albans; a daughter, Linda and her husband, Gordon McDonald, of Swanton; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews; and two special coffee friends, Bruce and David. Besides her husband, Toon was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte Pelno. At Toon’s request services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on the family at Toon’s residence, 1000 Fairfax Road (corner Route 104 and Fairfax Street) on Sunday after 11 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans
EVELYN (WOOD) BULLOCK-PIDGEON MONGEON MILTON/ST. ALBANS — Evelyn (Wood) Bullock-Pidgeon Mongeon, 69, a former longtime Milton resident and more recently of St. Albans, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 2, 2000, at her home. Evelyn was a courageous and loving woman. She was a mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend. Mom, your little angel appeared and there was no fear. A new door is opened and though we will miss you, we will know you are here in love, truth and joy. Born in Milton on June 5, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Frederic and Jessie (Washburn) Wood. She graduated from Milton High School in 1949 and was employed at Fanny Allen Hospital for many years, then retired from Fletcher Allen Health Care in 1998. Later, she served as a hospice worker. Her memberships include the United Church of Milton, Milton Grange No. 522, American Legion Post 57, Ladies Auxiliary; Chittenden Chapter 59 OES, and Women of the Moose, St. Albans Chapter 321. Evelyn was predeceased by two husbands, Fred Bullock, in 1970; and Donald Pidgeon, in 1980; and a daughter, Bonnie Rose Bush, in 1995. She leaves two daughters, Coralee A. Cavoretto and her husband, John, of Burlington, and Amy L. Bullock of Highgate and her fiance, Cliff Poirier, of St. Albans; her brother, Herbert L. Wood of St. Albans; and several stepchildren; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 10, 2000, at 7 p.m. in the United Church of Milton, Main Street, Milton. She will be interred next to her first love and husband, Fred Bullock, in the Milton Village Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to United Way of Chittenden County, 95 St. Paul St., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
MARY ELIZABETH ""BETTS” STAHL PHOENIX, Ariz. — Mary Elizabeth ""Betts” Stahl, 76, died March 2, 2000, after two years of stoically enduring severe osteoporosis. She had been living near her daughter in Phoenix, Ariz. Betts passed away peacefully after wonderful visits from each of her children, William M. ""Skin” Stahl of Portland, Maine, Katherine A. Stahl of Washington, D.C., Sarah Stahl Jaffe of Bridgehampton, N.Y., and Elizabeth Stahl Parkinson of Phoenix, Ariz. Betts’ fifth child, Jonathan B. Stahl, died of AIDS in 1995. Born on Sept. 21, 1923, in the living room of her parents’ home in Norwich, Vt., she attended Hanover High School and worked at the Mary Hitchcock Medical Center. Betts was married to William M. Stahl from 1944 to 1967. Betts was a devoted mother, raising lively children. She lived for extended periods in Danbury, Conn., and Burlington, Vt. Betts worked for more than 20 years as the receptionist at Timberlane Dental in South Burlington, Vt. and later as a receptionist for Burlington College, also in Vermont. Betts had a great sense of humor and loved New England barns, teddy bears, reading, big band and jazz music, homemade waffles with Vermont maple syrup, public radio and television, social gatherings and her lifelong friends. She was a warm, caring, supportive, hugging, mom, grandma, mother-in-law, aunt and friend. She will be sorely missed by all who loved her and have had the pleasure to know her. A private gathering will be held to celebrate Betts’ life in Norwich, Vt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Betts Stahl’s name to Vermont Cares, P.O. Box 5248, Burlington, Vt. 05402, or to the charity of one’s choice.
March 3
HOPEMARIE OPAL CAWLEY BURLINGTON — HopeMarie Opal Cawley was born March 3, 2000, and died March 7, 2000, in Children’s Hospital in Boston. She was the beloved daughter of Harry Ellis Brawley III and Cathleen Cawley. She is survived by her sister and godmother, Ashley Lin Cawley; her grandparents, Lin and Gordon Crandall, Barbara Barry, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ellis Brawley Jr.; her great-grandmothers, Mrs. Joseph Cahn and Nancy Barry; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Joe Brawley. A Funeral Mass for HopeMarie will be celebrated in Holy Cross Catholic Church in Colchester on Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes expressions of sympathy to be contributions to Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, Mass. 02115.
FREDERICK ALAN DRAPER FAIRFIELD CENTER/WEST CHARLESTON — Frederick Alan Draper, 94, a lifelong resident of Fairfield, passed away Friday, March 3, 2000, in the North Country Hospital in Newport following a brief illness. He was born in Elmore on Feb. 4, 1906, son of the late Frank E. and Clara J. (Tatro) Draper. His wife, Viola V. (Mitchell) Draper died March 6, 1991. Fred retired from dairy farming in 1966 and then worked at carpentry, making and repairing farm wagons and sleds for people throughout Vermont. He also loved gardening. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Draper Graves of Essex Center; five sons and their wives, Donald and Margaret Draper of Fairfield, Fred Jr. and Charlene Draper of St. Albans, Ronald and Dianne Draper of West Charleston, Gary and Veronica Draper of Enosburg Falls, and George Draper of Fairfield. He also leaves two sisters, Arlene Lapan of Fletcher and Mertel Greenwood of Franklin. Fred and his wife, Viola, raised two grandchildren, Diane Orvitt-Lamore and Virginia Montague, both of Bakersfield. He leaves 32 other grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, Viola, he was predeceased by a daughter, Margaret Garrett; and four brothers, Charles, Frank, Robert and Harvey Draper. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Heald Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Oren Lane will officiate. Interment will be in the spring in the family lot in Bradley Cemetery in Fairfield. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Visitation will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. only in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans.
ERNEST A. GAUDETTE FAIRFAX — Ernest A. Gaudette, 78, died March 3, 2000, in Redstone Villa in St. Albans. He was the husband of Barbara A. Gaudette of Fairfax; father of three children, Mary Young, who predeceased him Dec. 4, 1999, David Gaudette of Fairfield, and Betty Baker and her husband, William, of Ferrisburgh; brother to Arthur Gaudette and his wife, Arlene, of Fairfax, and Noella Wagner of St. Albans; grandfather of nine; and great-grandfather of one. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m. in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 6, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke Church in Fairfax with burial in St. Luke Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
SYLVIA LETTIE NORTON BRISTOL — Sylvia Lettie Norton, 88, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born Dec. 2, 1911, in South Bristol, the eldest daughter of Ralph and Era (Sumner) O’Bryan. She was a proud graduate of Bristol High School, Class of 1930. April 24, 1937, she married David Bostwick Norton, who predeceased her Jan. 9, 1969. Sylvia lived in Bristol her entire life, raising her family while working at different times for Van Raalte in Bristol, Porter Hospital in Middlebury, Strong Hardware in Burlington and, in her later years, at the Park Filling Station in Bristol. She was a solid citizen, recognizing her responsibilities to her community, state and country. She respected the rights of others while cherishing her own rights and independence. Through her actions, she instilled those values in those around her. Family was special to her, and she was special to her family. She is survived by her sons, James Norton and his wife, Beverly, of Danbury, Conn; and Hubert Norton and his wife, Sharon, of Essex. She leaves grandchildren Theresa Colville and Erick Norton of New Milford, Conn., Richard Norton of South Burlington, Catherine Norton, currently in Mali, West Africa, Susan Norton and Sarah Norton of Essex, and Heather Norton of Danbury, Conn. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Jason and Joshua Colville and their grandmother, Mary Bradley, all of New Milford, Conn. A sister, Lula Chamberlain; and a brother, Vern O’Bryan, also survive her along with her Aunt Lottie Follansbee. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends including Michael and Deborah Orvis and their family, with whom she had lived for the last couple of years. She was predeceased by five siblings, Cullen O’Bryan, Alberta Brown, Dora Fourbe, Dorthy Spooner, and Lila Chamberlain; and a grandson; James O’Bryan Norton Jr. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2000, in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Briggs Hill Cemetery in Bristol at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 1 p.m. until the hour of the services. Gifts in Sylvia’s memory may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol, Vt. 05443.
LOUIS F. SERVIDIO BURLINGTON — Louis F. Servidio, 75, of Burlington passed away Friday, March 3, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Colchester Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 610 Main St., on Saturday, March 11, 2000, where Louis served as a faithful servant. Louis was born April 5, 1924, in Greenwich, Conn., a son of Benjamin and Angelina (D’Andrea) Servidio, and was one of nine children. Louis attended Connecticut schools and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In later years, he became a master plumber, running his own plumbing businesses in New York and Vermont, and later worked for a large mechanical contractor in Colorado, where he produced cost estimates and material schedules. During the last 15 years, while semi-retired, he worked as a technician in his son’s local engineering company. During his life, Louis was a friend to all and especially loved sharing his time with children. He was a devoted father and always took less in life for himself to give more to his children. The world will be hard pressed to find a finer father, a more loving grandfather, and a truer friend than Louis. He will be remembered for his bubbly, kidding, humorous personality. Louis was married for 51 years to his loving wife, Victoria. Louis is survived by his wife; his three children, Judi M. Servidio of Boulder, Colo., Richard L. Servidio of Charlotte, and Michael J. Servidio of Milton; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; his brother, James; and his sister, Dolores Abbott. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the Vermont Kidney Association, P.O. Box 244, Burlington, Vt. 05402, or Essex Junction Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 610 Main St., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home.
BARBARA BERNADETTE STORY HANCOCK — Barbara Bernadette Story, 78, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. She was born on the family farm in Waitsfield on Jan. 19, 1922, the daughter of William and Carolyn (Bover) Graves. She was a 1939 graduate of Waitsfield High School and a 1942 graduate of Johnson Normal School in Johnson. She returned to Johnson State College to earn her degree in human services in 1981 at the age of 59. She married Lee E. Story on Dec. 24, 1942, in Hancock. Mr. Story died in 1985. Mrs. Story taught elementary education in Hancock, Waitsfield and Granville in the early 1940s. The Storys moved to Connecticut, where Barbara worked as an engineering aide for 17 years at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn. They returned to Hancock in 1968. They designed and had built The Hancock House Motel on Route 125, which they owned and operated for 17 years. She was very active in civic affairs, serving as an election official, lister, and library trustee, and she was on the budget committee for many years in Hancock. She had also served on the Bicentennial Committees for America in 1976, 1981 for Hancock and 1991 for Vermont. She was a writer and poet. She was also an organ donor, having donated her eyes for research. Her memberships included the Rochester Federated Church, and she was a charter member and first president of the Howard Perry Post No. 765, V.F.W. Auxiliary. She helped establish the Quin-Town Senior Citizens Center and named it. She served on the board of directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont and was named their Person of the Year in 1981. She was a former member of the South Congregational Church in East Hartford, Conn. Survivors include her daughter, Dr. Carol Story of Morrisville; three brothers, W. Bover Graves of Waits- field, Bradlee Graves of South Easton, Mass., and Ronald Graves of Fayston; a sister, Beverly Mobus of Warren; many nieces and nephews; and her adopted family, the Keith Jesso family of Hancock. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Rochester Federated Church with Pastor Beverly Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Hancock Village Cemetery at a later date. Calling hours will be Monday, March 6, 2000, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the French room at the Rochester Federated Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Barbara’s name may be made to either Johnson State College Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o Johnson State College, Johnson, Vt. 05656, or South Congregational Church, 1301 Forbes St., East Hartford, Conn. 06118. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home, Randolph.
March 4
DONNA ABERNETHY BRISTOL — Donna Abernethy, 90, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She was born Sept. 22, 1909, in Hinesburg, the daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Scott) Pierce. She was a member of the Seven-Day Adventist Church in Bristol. Her husband, Clarence Abernethy, predeceased Donna on March 12, 1997. She is survived by a sister, Delna Burpee of Addison; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol, Vt. 05443.
HANIFA HODZIC BURLINGTON — Hanifa Hodzic, 67, of Colchester died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Saturday, March 4, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted by the Islamic Society of Vermont according to the Islamic principles Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery.
CLAYTON P. POITRAS NASHUA, N.H. — Clayton P. Poitras, 76, of 4 Dublin Ave., Nashua, N.H., died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. Mr. Poitras was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on June 7, 1923, the son of the late George H. and Corinne (Passino) Poitras. A resident of Nashua since 1977, Mr. Poitras had previously resided in Grand Isle, Vt., from 1964 to 1977, and in Springfield, Mass., from 1947 to 1964. He was the husband of Alice A. (Dowd) Poitras of Nashua with whom he would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 16, 2000. Mr. Poitras had been employed in the building construction business for a number of years. He was general superintendent and field manager for the Leo Spear Construction Company of Burlington, Vt. Mr. Poitras began his working career as a carpenter with his father, George H. Poitras, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. For many years, he was a ember and officer of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 96 of Springfield, Mass., and served as the recording secretary for the Carpenters District Council of Western Massachusetts. Educated in Plattsburgh, N.Y., Mr. Poitras attended Mount Assumption Institute in Plattsburgh. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during World War II as a seaman first class. His tours of duty included the American Campaign, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, and the Philippine Liberation. He was a communicant of the Parish of the Resurrection in Nashua. Besides his wife, survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Clayton P. Jr. and Gail I. Poitras, of Montpelier, Vt., Jeffrey D. and Angela D. Poitras of Hooksett, N.H., and James D. and Sandra C. Poitras of Litchfield, N.H.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cheryl A. Piotras of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sara Davis-Pagan and Ernest Pagan of Nashua; nine grandchildren, Rebecca and Matthew Poitras, Nicole and Renee Poitras, James David and Jonathan Poitras, Nathan R. Hayes, Jason P. Davis and Stephanie West; a brother and sister-in-law, George H. Jr. and Elisabeth Poitras of Plattsburg, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Poitras was predeceased by a sister, Elaine Poitras of Plattsburgh. There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in The Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad St., Nashua, N.H., on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Friends are invited to attend. Memorial donations may be sent to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, c/o Muscular Dystrophy Association, 360 Route 101, Bedford, N.Y. 03110. The Farwell Funeral Service, 18 Lock St., Nashua, N.H., is in charge of arrangements.
REUBEN SIBLEY SHERMAN ROCHESTER — Reuben Sibley Sherman, 81, died Saturday morning, March 4, 2000, at the Johnson Care Home in Hancock. He was born Nov. 8, 1918, in Rochester, the son of Reuben and Alice (Gibbs) Sherman. He attended Rochester schools and graduated from Rochester High School. Reuben served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and married Jeanne Batho, May 17, 1945, in San Diego, Calif. Mrs. Sherman died in 1999. In earlier years he worked as a logger, truck driver, machinist and welder. From 1957-1971 the Sherman’s were the proprietors of Sherman’s Store in Rochester. Reuben enjoyed hunting and traveling. He and his wife visited all 50 states and all the Canadian provinces. They had wintered in Florida for the past 27 years. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Covell of Roanoke, Va.; three sons, R. Stephen Sherman of Montpelier, Gordon Sherman of Alexander City, Ala., and David Sherman of Rochester, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Louise Johnson; and three brothers, Gerald, Reginald and Tracy Sherman. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 11, at 11 a.m. in the Rochester Federated Church, Rochester. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Reuben’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home, Randolph.
JOHN J. WACKERMAN  PALM COAST, Fla./MONTPELIER, Vt. — John J. Wackerman, 80, of Palm Coast, Florida, died on March 4, 2000, following heart surgery. He and his wife recently moved to Florida after almost 50 years in Montpelier, Vt. He was born on Nov. 25, 1919, in Sea Cliff, New York, the son of William H. and Mary Juritza Wackerman. He graduated from Sea Cliff High School and attended college at Hofstra University and the University of North Carolina. In 1940 he joined the Navy and served until 1946, when he was discharged with the permanent rank of Lt. Commander, USNR. Her received his L.L.B. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1948, and he was admitted to the bar in New York and Vermont. John married Olga Schoelles of Sea Cliff in 1948, and they moved to Montpelier early the next year, where he practiced law for ten years. At the same time, he was a Municipal Court Judge for eight years, served in the Vermont state legislature for four terms, as both a representative and a senator, and was chairman of the State Water Conservation Board. In 1959 he became Commissioner of the Department of Social Welfare, a position he held for ten years. His decade with the Social Welfare Department was the work he considered the most important of his life. He finished his working career with the federal government, working for the Veterans Administration until he retired in 1982. John was an avid sailor, a founding member of the Sipping and Sailing Society, who enjoyed numerous sailing adventures over the years. He was a dedicated gardener admired for his huge tomatoes, which he gladly shared with his neighbors. He volunteered with the local Boy Scouts, Kiwanas, Community Chest, and the local blood drive. He was also an accomplished woodworker, and enjoyed his retirement refinishing furniture and woodwork for his family and many friends. He and his wife moved to Palm Coast, Fla., in September 1998. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Olga; his three daughters: Susan, of Portland,Ore., Jorie, of Seattle, Wash., and Linda, also of Seattle; as well as her husband, Mark Sherman and their two daughters, Trea and Elise Sherman. He is also survived by his nephew, Peter Tatem and his family of Red Bank, N.J. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be sent to Montpelier Food Pantry or Good Samaritan Haven in Barre. Services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, with a reception to follow at Capitol Plaza.
March 5
KATHERINE PRIOR DIOGARDIA SOUTHAMPTON, NY — Katherine Faith Prior Diogardia, 51, died in Southampton Hospital on Sunday, March 5, 2000. She was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1949. She was the daughter of Roger W. and Faith (Kenyon) Prior, and was married to Victor Diogardia, who died in 1997. After graduating from Burlington High School, Katherine got a bachelor’s degree in theater from Catholic University, followed by a master’s degree in art history from the University of Maryland. She was self-employed as a fine arts appraiser in Washington, D.C., and New York City areas and was a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers. Katherine was survived by her sister and family, Martha and Myron Calkins; and by her father, Roger Prior. A brother, Christopher, predeceased Katherine. Memorial gifts in her name may be made to the charity of your choice.
ANNETTE M. GODIN HYDE PARK — Annette Mary Godin, 92, died at her home on Sunday, March 5, 2000. She was born in LaPatri, Quebec, on Sept. 18, 1907, the daughter of Eugene and Mary Louise (Boily) Bouchard. Annette and her family came to the United states when she was 12, entering in Newport and making their home in Stowe. On Sept. 6, 1926, she was married to Theophile J. Godin in Waterbury. In 1943 they moved to Hyde Park, and she had lived in her present home since 1949. Annette devoted her life to her family and home, knitting socks and mittens, sewing clothes, and being a wonderful cook. She was a communicant member of St. Teresa’s Church. Since the death of her husband in 1979, Annette had spent her years maintaining her flowers, keeping her home comfortable, and providing her love and support to her ever growing family. Annette was especially proud that four of her sons served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and that she became a U.S. citizen on May 23, 1995, at the age of 88. She is survived by six children, Richard of Hyde Park, Jeannine Manley of Hendersonville, N.C., Adelard of Springfield, Tenn., Romain of Brooksville, Fla., and South Hero, Frances Packard of Berlin, and Michael of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Delores Inkel of Campton, N.H. and Emma Sargent of South Hadley, Mass.; 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren of which is a set of triplet girls living in Washington state that she had only seen in photos; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Annette was predeceased by a son, Jean, in 1997; a daughter, Patricia Westover, in 1995; a grandson in infancy; and a granddaughter in 1995. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Teresa’s Church, Hyde Park, with interment later this spring in St. Teresa’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn Street, Morrisville. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory would be appreciated to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661.
RALPH SAMUEL SHELDON GRAND ISLE — Ralph (Red) Samuel Sheldon, 85, of Grand Isle, passed away March 5, 2000, in Holiday House in St. Albans. He was born in Grand Isle, Nov. 29, 1914, the son of Willard and Addie Sheldon. He graduated from Burlington High School. He worked for Latham Mobile Homes and was also a meat cutter. He received the Purple Heart in 1943 with the 43rd Division. He is survived by his sister, Betty Giroux and her husband, Francis, of Parrish, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. Burial services will be held in the summer in Grand Isle. Contributions can be made in Ralph’s name to the Grand Isle Rescue Squad.
NATHAN STECKLARE WILLISTON — Nathan Stecklare, 94, of Williston passed away Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Vermont Respite House. With his loving family by his side, Nathan peacefully left this Earth to be with Claire and David forever. He was born March 3, 1906, in Montpelier, the son of Isaac and Jennie (Rosen) Stekolchik, where he spent his childhood until moving to Brooklyn N.Y. Returning to Vermont in 1933, he met and married Claire Anders Cross, his loving wife of 62 years. Nathan worked all his life in sales. He was a six-year resident of Whitney Hills in Williston, where he was a familiar figure at Hannaford and the Exxon Deli, buying lottery tickets and cigars and visiting with his favorite employees. He is survived by three brothers, Sidney, Carl and Murray of New York City; his son, Irving Stecklare and his longtime companion, Joanie Alden, of Colchester; his daughter, Sandra and her husband, Edward Longe, of Burlington; daughter Marie and her husband, Lloyd Davis, of Gainesville, Fla; daughter-in-law Janet Stecklare of Jericho; and eight grandchildren who forever changed his life, Erika Stecklare, Anna, Rebecca, Eliza and Sarah Longe, Stephanie and Jeffrey Stecklare, and Beau Benoit; several nieces and nephews; and good friend and neighbor, Bill Stringer. He was predeceased by his sister, Idelle; brother Sam; his wife, Claire, in 1995; and son David, in 1996. Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2000. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, in Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.
March 6
VIRGINIA AMY BEST ST. ALBANS — Virginia Amy Best, 85, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, March 6, 2000, in Verdelle Village E.C.F. following a long illness. She was born in Westford on March 8, 1914, the daughter of Burton A. and Amy (Gale) Stone. On Dec. 22, 1939, she married Douglas R. Best, who survives her. Last December they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Virginia graduated from Beaver College in Jenkintown, Pa., with a bachelors degree in home economics. She was employed as a receptionist for F.F. Swisler, M.D. for many years. She was an avid tennis player, a volunteer for many years at Verdelle Village E.C.F., a member of the Alter Guild at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Her family was her greatest joy. She and Doug spent many years vacationing in Florida. In addition to her husband, Virginia is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Pat Branon of Fairfield and Lynn and Steven Wing of Waterbury; a sister, Constance Stone of Essex Junction; four grandchildren, Sarah Lynn Branon-Menard and her husband, Norman, Amy Gale Branon-Sturdevant and her husband, Michael, Adam Wing and Jesse Wing. She also leaves a brother-in-law, Kermit Jacobs of St. Albans; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Gale Stone and Henry Grinnell Stone; and a sister, Winona Stone. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 10, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dennis Hayward, Rector, officiating. Interment will be this spring in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery in Westford. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, Bishop Street, St. Albans 05478, or Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier Vt., 05601. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.
MOLLIE K. CARPENTER FAIRFAX — Mollie Kathleen (Nolan) Carpenter, 91, of Fletcher Road, Fairfax, passed away Monday, March 6, 2000, at Verdelle Village Nursing Home in St. Albans where she had been lovingly cared for. She was born in Fletcher on Oct. 12, 1908, the daughter of the late John C. and Electa (Chates) Nolan. She married Perley Carpenter on Oct. 18, 1928, and they resided in Fletcher most of their 50 married years. Perley predeceased her on Oct.11, 1978. She was a member of the Binghamville United Methodist Church and was past treasurer of the W.S.C.S. She was a librarian in the Fletcher Library when it was located in the downstairs of the Fletcher Union Meeting House. She was also Fletcher’s first telephone operator from 1927 to 1928 operating out of the old Rice home in North Cambridge. Mollie enjoyed reading, listening to the radio and writing letters to her close friends whose friendships she held so dear. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her daughter, Becky and son-in-law Thomas Neapolitano of Fairfax; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home today, Wednesday, March 8, 2000, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Binghamville United Methodist Church, Fletcher, on Thursday, March 9, 2000, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Binghamville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mollie’s memory to Fairfax Meals on Wheels c/o Jean Groseclose, 241 Fletcher Road, Fairfax 05454, Fairfax Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 228, Fairfax, Vt. 05454, or Fletcher Cemetery Association, 648 Fletcher Road, Cambridge, Vt. 05444. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax.
MILDRED FULLER BURLINGTON — Former Burlington resident Mildred Fuller died on March 6, 2000, in Tennessee, at the home of one of her sons. On March 14, 2000, she was buried in Ft. Lauderdale, where she resided for fifty plus years. Her six children were at her bedside when she died and at the funeral. Also present were her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Evroul Germain, of Syracuse, New York. Local relatives include her aunts, Pearl Brassard of Burlington and Diane Bissonette of Essex, and cousin Audrey DeForge of Colchester, who was like a sister, as Mildred’s mother, Alvina Kathan, had given her a home after Audrey’s mother’s death. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins in the greater Burlington area. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 1, at 12:00 noon at the Catholic Center in Burlington where her cousin, Fr. Michael DeForge, will officiate. All are welcome.
BRIANNA MARIE GRATTON  – MILTON — Brianna Marie Gratton, 7 months, died unexpectedly Monday, March 6, 2000, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington. Brianna was born July 28, 1999, in Burlington, the daughter of Crystal LaRose and Robert Gratton. Besides her parents, Crystal and Robert of Milton, Brianna is survived by her identical twin sister, Brandi Lynn of Milton; her paternal grandfather, Joe Gratton of Winooski; her maternal grandparents, Roberta and Larry Davis of Milton; and Darwin and Tammy LaRose of Winooski; her Godfather, Neil Bannister; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. Donations may be made to the family to be used in accordance with their wishes , in care of Roberta Davis, 12 Bradley Street, Milton, Vt. 05468. The family will receive friends at the Minor Funeral Home from 8 a.m. until the hour of the service on Thursday.
LAWRENCE J. ""LARRY” PECOR ESSEX JUNCTION — Lawrence J. ""Larry” Pecor, 81, a life long resident of Essex Junction, died on Monday, March 6, 2000, in the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester following a long illness. He was born in Essex Junction on Sept. 16, 1918, son of the late Frank and Olive (Lawrence) Pecor. He was employed for many years as a truck driver and construction worker in the local area. He was a school crossing guard in Essex Junction for 14 years. Lawrence is survived by his caregiver, Esther Parrish of Essex Junction; one aunt; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2000, at noon in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski, Vt., with the Rev. William Giroux officiating. Visiting hours will be in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the services begin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Esther Parrish, 151 Sand Hill Road, Essex Junction, Vt., 05452.
March 7
MARK ERIC McCARTHY STOWE — Mark Eric McCarthy, 30, recently of Montpelier, son of Karen Hovland of Stowe and Mark McCarthy of South Dennis, Mass., and faithful brother to Kristen McCarthy of Boston, Mass., passed away peacefully March 7, 2000. He was known to the world as ""Eric.” Eric came into this world Dec. 26, 1969, in Boston, Mass., and moved with his mom and sister to Stowe in 1979. He attended Stowe Elementary School, was a member of Stowe High School, Class of 1988, and a graduate of Johnson State College, Class of 1999. Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 10, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe. Per the wishes of the family, a private memorial service will be held Saturday. Donations may be made in Eric’s memory to the Dawn Land Center, 119 Barre St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe is in charge of arrangements.
DOROTHEA E. McDONOUGH MORETOWN — Dorothea E. McDonough of Moretown died March 7, 2000, at home surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. Dorothea was born March 20, 1930, in Lynbrook, N.Y., the daughter of Frank and Mary (Sullivan) Fisher. She graduated from Lynbrook High School in 1947 and attended Brown Business School Feb. 19, 1948, she married Charles D. McDonough. She was a board member and past president of the Central Vermont Association for Retarded Citizens, a charter member of the board for Guardianship Trust of Vermont and a past board member of the Vermont Development Disabilities Council. Dorothea was the co-founder in 1988 of the serving group for special needs people at Bethany Church in Montpelier and was a weekly volunteer for 21 years to the Adult Developmental Disabilities Center in Barre. Dot was also the legal guardian for two mentally challenged and physically handicapped women. Dorothea was the first recipient of the Lilly Keve Award from United Way of Washington County for her outstanding volunteer service. A active member of St. Patrick Church in Moretown, Dorothea also taught religious education to children of the parish since 1983. Dorothea is survived by her husband and best friend of 62 years, Charles D. ""Dave” McDonough; her children, Cheryl McDonough, Patricia Gillespie, Kathleen Sagendorf, Charles McDonough and James McDonough; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Michelle, predeceased her in 1994. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church in Moretown at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Barber & Lanier Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Montpelier. Since Dorothea requested that her remains be donated to the University of Vermont Medical School for research, she has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Central Vermont Association for Retarded Citizens, 73 Main St., Room 17, Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
RONALD CLAUDE NOLAN SR. SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — Ronald Claude Nolan Sr., 60, of New Britain died March 7, 2000, in New Britain. He was born July 10, 1939, in Jeffersonville, Vt., and had spent most of his life in Southington before recently moving to New Britain. Ronald was a truck driver for many years with Advo Systems and retired from Road/Con Systems in 1998. He was a member of the Mickey AC of Southington. Ronald is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Ronald and Anne Nolan Jr. of North Carolina, Donald and Carol Nolan of Southington, Martin and Michelle Van Linter of Southington, and Thomas Nolan of Southington; three brothers, Carlton Nolan, Robert Nolan Jr., and Richard ""Huckey” Benoir; two sisters, Betty Nolan and Shirley Griffin, all of Vermont; a granddaughter, Jessica Nolan of Southington; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Marshall and Gladys Brooks Nolan. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 11, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville, Conn. Visitation will be held before the memorial service, from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
FRANKLIN F.D.R.R. SAVARD WINOOSKI — Franklin F.D.R.R. Savard, 67, of Winooski, formerly of Holyoke, Mass., died on Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care as the result of an automobile accident on Feb. 21, 2000, in Burlington. He was born in Winooski on Nov. 4, 1932, son of the late Wilfred J. and Creanna (Centerbar) Savard. He served with the United States Navy and was employed for many years with the Hercules Powder Chemical Company in Holyoke, Mass., where he resided for many years. He was an avid musician enjoying playing bass guitar and singing. He was predeceased by his first wife, Norma Savard; his second wife, Carol Savard; and is survived by his former wife, Rosalyn. Franklin is survived by his son, Christopher Savard and his wife, Barbara, of Feeding Hills, Mass.; his daughter, Norma Jean Harris of Agawam, Mass.; two sisters, Janet Gokey and her husband, Harold, of Springfield, Mass., and Lorraine Deforge of Winooski; one brother, Wilfred H. Savard, Sr. of Burlington; three aunts, Carmelita Bessette of Burlington, Lorraine Leclaire of Winooski and Geraldine Bosley of Winooski; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Gary Savard; and by three sisters, Dora Langlois and her husband, Norman, Deanna Quesnelle and Dolores Savard; and by many aunts and uncles. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 10, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will be in the Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington on Saturday, March 11, 2000, at 9 a.m. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, March 9, 2000, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski, Vt.
SHAPLEIGH WILLIS JAMAICA — Shapleigh Bridges Willis, 5, died Tuesday morning, March 7, 2000, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend, on Oct. 3, 1994, a daughter of Robert Willis and Tracy Moran. Shapleigh loved playing with her sister Vaughn, singing and she enjoyed all kinds of animals. She is survived by her parents of Jamaica; a sister, Vaughn Willis of Jamaica; her paternal grandparents Ed and Joanne Kelly of Sarasota, Fla.; and her maternal grandfather, R.J. Moran of Littleton, Mass. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 11, 2000, at noon at the Jamaica Community Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Jamaica. Visiting hours at the church will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Shapleigh’s memory may be made to David’s House, P.O. Box 660 Lebanon, N.H. 03766. White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
March 8
LESLIE ""LES” T. BOYEA III – EPPING, N.H. — Leslie ""Les” T. Boyea III, 40, of Hedding Road died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at his home in Epping following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Les was born Jan. 9, 1960, in Malone, N.Y., the son of Leon W. and Elizabeth ""Betty” LeMay Boyea. He is survived by his son and daughter, Nicholas and Samantha Boyea-Retrosi, children of his first marriage to Alicia Lebarge of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; his mother, Betty Derouchie of Tupper Lake, N.Y.; his father, Leon W. Boyea of Burke, N.Y.; his brother, Leon Boyea and his wife, Paula, of Leavenworth, Kan.; and his sister, Debra M. Demarais of Tupper Lake, N.Y. He also leaves four half brothers, Alan Boyea of Malone, N.Y., Wilfred Boyea of Burke N.Y., Donald Clark of Tupper Lake, N.Y., and Michael Clark of Sheboygan Falls, Wis. April 5, 1990, he was married to Robyn Lee Hardy in Lake Placid, N.Y. After their marriage, they moved to Tupper Lake, where they owned and operated the Hometown Cafe. Robyn predeceased him Feb. 18, 1995. The family would like to thank Bonnie, Mary, Eleanor and Wayne for their special help during Les’ illness. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 13, 2000, at 5 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in Richmond later in the spring. Contributions in Les’ memory may be made to the Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Program, 137 Epping Road, Exeter, N.H. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service Monday from 2 to 4 in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7, Milton.
ELAINE DEO ISLE LA MOTTE — Elaine Deo, 67, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, March 8, 2000. Elaine was born, March 6, 1933, in Newport, the daughter of the late Archie and Beatrice (Knott) Griggs. Elaine is survived by her husband, Clinton Deo of Isle La Motte; her son, Wayne Deo of Alburg; a daughter-in-law, Dinah Deo of Isle La Motte; her daughter, Totyona (Deo) Hall of Essex Junction; grandson, William Deo of Isle La Motte; and two granddaughters, Tamara and Rebecca Hall of Essex Junction. She also leaves three siblings, Willis and Nat Griggs of Grand Isle., Dorothy (Griggs) Fox of Torrington, Conn., and Madeline (Griggs) Zumpans of Mineola, Long Island. Elaine’s interest included many years of decorating special birthday and holiday cakes for friends and family, also gardening, the taking of snap shots and crafts. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton, on Saturday, March 11, 2000, from 2 to 4 p.m. The visitation will conclude at 4 p.m. with a short prayer service conducted by the Rev. Deborah Laporte, pastor of the Champlain Islands United Methodist Parishes. Gifts in Elaine’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, 05495.
SHIRLEY (PENDERS) DUHAIME BURLINGTON — Shirley P. Duhaime, 76, passed away unexpectedly on Ash Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in Burlington on June 18, 1923, the daughter of J. Robert and Katharine (Murray) Penders. She was educated at St. Anthony’s School, was married in St. Anthony’s Church and worked for many years at Robinson’s Woodturning plant. After its closing, Shirley became the housekeeper at St. Joseph’s Rectory, a position she held for many years. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral. She will be missed by all who know her. She leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Carl St. Peter of Colchester; her granddaughter, Stacey St. Peter, two brothers and two sisters and their spouses: Robert and Eleanor Penders, Elaine Penders, Joyce and Emerson Bouchard, all of Burlington, and John and Louise Penders of Milton; her very special aunt, Valeta Charron of Williston; several nieces, nephews and cousins and her special companion, Andy, her favorite cat. A Mass of Christina Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Co-Catherdral with interment following in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may gather at 10 a.m. Monday before the funeral at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave. Those wishing may send contributions to be used for Masses in her memory.
JAMES A. HEMINGWAY BURLINGTON — James A. Hemingway, 42, died unexpectedly in Greensville, Va., on March 8, 2000. He was born in St. Albans on July 8, 1957, to Arthur and Frances (LaGrow) Hemingway. He is survived by four brothers: George of Chappaqua, N.Y., Robert of Burlington, Arthur of Randolph and Donald of Winooski; three sisters: Betty Beatty of Marlboro, Mass., Phyllis Camley of Burlington and Marilyn Perreault of Winooski. Jim was predeceased by a sister, Janice LaGrow on Aug. 16, 1998. Visiting hours are this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. during which his funeral will be held at 8 p.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Avenue.

JAMES A. HEMINGWAY BURLINGTON — Omitted from the obituary of James A. Hemingway, which ran in the Free Press on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, is that he was married to Lori Greene in 1992, was a loving husband and proud father of Christopher ""Andy.” His son is the delight of his mother’s life. Jim will be greatly missed.

VIOLET (SCOTT) DONALDSON IMGRUND COLCHESTER — Violet (Scott) Donaldson Imgrund died in Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester on Wednesday, March 8, 2000, after a brief illness. She was 101 years of age, being born in East Barre in 1898. Violet was the daughter of Ella and Charles Scott. She graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre. In her early years, she taught school in one-room elementary schools in Calais, Highgate, Orange and Plainfield. She married Ambrose Donaldson in 1918; he predeceased her in 1964. She later married Charles Imgrund and lived in West Orange, N.J. She retired as a librarian in the Newark, N.J., school system. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. George Hart of South Burlington; two grandsons, Thomas of San Diego, Calif., and James Tyler of Huntington; three great-granddaughters, Tara of San Diego, Calif., Brandi of Deposit, N.Y., and Christina Hart of Burlington; two great-great-granddaughters, Chelsea and Rebecca Fellinger of Burlington; and a sister, Dorothy Scott Selman of St. Petersburg, Fla. Having five generations living and representing the family is a rare occurrence in family life. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington.
March 9
LORI LYNN BAHRENBURG SARASOTA, Fla. — Lori Lynn Bahrenburg, 26, of Sarasota, Fla., died as the result of an airplane accident in Bradenton, Fla., on March 9, 2000. Born in Burlington, Vt., on Feb. 23, 1974, she was the daughter of Douglas and Carol Bahrenburg. She graduated from the University of Florida and was a flight instructor with Cirrus Aviation. She was devoted to her family and passionate about aviation. She is survived by her parents, Douglas and Carol Bahrenburg of Sarasota; a brother, Eric of Sarasota; maternal grandparents, Charles and Audrey Hoffman of Venice, Fla.; paternal grandmother Betty Bahrenburg of Colchester, fiance David Cattin of France; uncles James, David and Peter Bahrenburg; aunts Lynn Bahrenburg and Ann Bahrenburg Sisco and their spouses; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Herbert Bahrenburg. A memorial service will be held in Sarasota on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lori Lynn Bahrenburg Aviation Scholarship Fund, c/o Cirrus Aviation, 8191 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarsota, Fla. 34243.
ALICE TOMKIEVICH KING BARRE — Alice Tomkievich King, 69, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in the Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre. Born Dec. 11, 1930, in East Hartford, Conn., she was the daughter of Stanley and Edna (King) Tomkievich. After the accidental death of her parents when she was ten, she was adopted by her grandparents, Victor and Louisa (Hopewell) King. She graduated from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., in 1952, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in zoology. She married Donald S. Barber, M.D. Following their marriage, they made their home mostly in Johnson and later she moved to Essex Junction. For most of her life, she was a homemaker. In earlier years, she worked as a medical technician in Boston, Mass., and Portland, Maine. She had an amazing capacity to bring cheer and to brighten up the life of anyone she came into contact with. This was unfortunately cut short by illness, which increasingly plagued her during the latter years of her life. Among her special interests were her love for music and playing the piano. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Barber of Montpelier and Penny Barber of Winooski; one son, Robert Barber of Wyoming; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Owen and Sophia Manley; and uncle and aunt, Arthur and Alice Cody of Bloomfield, Conn.; and cousins. A service of remembrance will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Old Meeting House in East Montpelier. Pastor Susan Cooke Kittredge will officiate. There are no calling hours. Later, interment will be in the Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, P.O. Box 905, Burlington, Vt. 05401-0905. Services are under the direction of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre, 05641.
MARGARET E. MILLETTE BURLINGTON — Margaret E. Millette, 68, of Vest Haven Drive went to be with Our Lord on March 9, 2000. She was born in Burlington on May 21, 1931, the daughter of Edward and Viola (Martin) Barnes. She was a graduate of Burlington High School and had worked as an LPN at both the Degoesbriand Hospital and the Mary Fletcher Hospital. She was a member of the VFW Howard Plant Post 782 Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the BPOE Lodge 916, and a member of Holy Cross Parish. She also was the owner and operator of Millette’s Community Care Home at her residence for 25 years where she cared for the elderly and less fortunate. She was a very giving and caring person often giving of her money, her food, her time and of her heart, not only to her family, but sometimes to total strangers. She will be truly missed by everyone whose life she has touched. She is survived by her four children, Arthur L. Peltz III of St. Petersburg, Fla., Margaret E. Peltz of Colchester, Karen A. and her husband, Robert Cavoretto of Moretown, and Valerie E. Willliams of Chandler, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Julianna, Shannon, Drew and Taylor; two sisters, Shirley Zabaska and Betty Kelly; one brother, Alfred Zeno; also her faithful companion of the last 11 years, Theodore Ashley. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph John Millette, on April 29, 1987. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 11, 2000, at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Colchester. Burial will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, Tenn. 38101. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
WILLARD H. MILLS SARASOTA, Fla./ST. ALBANS — WILLARD H. Mills, 78, a longtime resident of Beverly Court in St. Albans, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2000, at his home in Sarasota, Fla., following a long illness. He was born in Montpelier on August 7, 1921, the son of the late Fred and Rhoda (Thomas) Mills. He was a retired supervisor at Union Carbide Corp. (now Energizer). Willard was a decorated U.S. Army rifleman with the 10th Mt. Infantry during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Green Mountain Post No. 1, American Legion, and the 10th Mt. Alumni Association. He was a graduate of Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. Willard is survived by his wife, Lucille (Pigeon) Mills of Sarasota and St. Albans; his son, Thomas O. Mills of Chevy Chase, Md.; his daughter, Deborah M. McKim and her husband, Gerry, of Valrico, Fla.; and five grandchildren. There will be no funeral service or visitation at this time. A service will be held in St. Albans at a time to be announced this summer. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans.
LEO P. NORBERT BURLINGTON — Leo P. Norbert, 90, died March 9, 2000, at the Burlington Health and Rehab in Burlington following a long illness. He was born in Winooski, Oct. 12, 1909, the son of the late George and Anna (Trudell) Norbert. He served in the United States Army in World War II. He was married to Florence (Bouffard) Norbert in 1985. For many years Mr. Norbert owned Rexall’s Pharmacy in Winooski. He was a parishioner at Holy Family Church in Essex Junction and Holy Cross Church in Colchester. Among his many hobbies he especially enjoyed fishing and in his younger years ice skating. He is survived by his wife, Florence Norbert of Colchester; one daughter, Pauline and her husband, William Chicoine, of Milton; three stepdaughters; and one stepson. He was predeceased by his first wife, Emma Morrill, in 1968; and also by two brothers; and one sister. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 10, 2000, at 1 p.m. in Holy Cross Catholic Church in Colchester. Interment will be in Holy Family Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Colchester Rescue, P.O. Box 209, Colchester, Vt. 05446. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements made by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St. Winooski, Vt.
THERESA (MORIN) RACICOT WINOOSKI — Theresa A. Racicot, 82, who made her home with her daughter and son-in-law for the past two years, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born on Dec. 1, 1917, in St. Paul De Abbottsford, Quebec, the daughter of Peter and Dorilla (Lawrence) Morin. Theresa married Leonard Racicot in 1937 in St. Joseph Church. He predeceased her in August of 1999. She was a former employee of the American Woolen Mill for 20 years until it closed, then later worked in the nursing department at the Fanny Allen Hospital for 21 years, and was an expert seamstress for the nuns. Theresa was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, The Ladies of Ste. Anne, The Daughters of Isabella, St. Jean De Baptiste, R.S.V.P., Winooski Senior Citizens, Society Le De Monde of St. Joseph Church and a former member of the Fanny Allen Auxiliary. She leaves her son and his wife, Robert and Sandra Racicot of Colchester; her daughter and her husband, Peg and Alan Bouffard of Winooski, 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the last of nine children, all of whom have predeceased her; along with her daughter, Patricia Campbell, who also passed away in 1983. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at noon in St. Francis Xavier Church with interment following in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Visiting hours are this evening from 7 to 9 and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Avenue, Burlington. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the Visiting Nurses Association Adult Daycare Center for the wonderful care and attention given to Theresa. Those wishing may send memorial contributions to Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601.
RICHARD P. RAYTA SR. BURLINGTON,Vt../LAKELAND, Fla. — Mr. Richard P. Rayta Sr.,64, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Lakeland Regional Medical Center after a long battle with emphysema. Born in Burlington, Vt., on July 4, 1935, he moved to Lakeland, Fla., in 1979. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was a member of St.Joseph Church and a member of the Elks Lodge 1291. He was a retired electrician. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve (Provost) Rayta; two daughters, Laurie Gormish of Mt. Airy, N.C. and Wendy Bertens of Lakeland, Fla; and one brother, Bernard Rayta, also of Lakeland. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard P. Rayta Jr.; and two brothers, Walter and James. He has six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A memorial service was held Sunday at Gentry Morrison Funeral Chapel in Lakeland, Fla.
BERGIT ""BEA” SEEMANN BURLINGTON — Bergit ""Bea” (Moe) Seemann, 94, died March 9, 2000, in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she had been a resident since 1996. Bergit was born near Finley, N.D., on Feb. 1, 1906, where she grew up on a farm and enjoyed working with her father in the fields. She was one of eight children of Norwegian immigrants, Martin Moe and Amelia Larson. She attended public schools in Finley and continued on to Fairview Nursing School in Minneapolis, Minn., where she graduated as a registered nurse. She worked in nursing in Aberdeen, S.D., where she met and married Helmuth (Hans) Seemann. They had two children, Jean and James, and later moved to Grand Forks, N.D., where she continued her nursing career. She moved to Burlington in 1966, where she continued nursing. She retired from a 50-year career in nursing, then volunteered for the Foster Gndparents Program in Burlington and Winooski schools for many more years. She enjoyed her family and helping others, especially children, as a nurse and later as a Foster Grandparent. She also enjoyed sewing and gardening. She is survived by one sister, Fernie Linnell of Finley, N.D.; a daughter, Jean Tang; and grandchildren Barbara and Mary; a son, Jim See- mann and his wife, Liv, of South Burlington; and grandchildren Kristin Moreau and her husband, Paul Moreau, and Sten and Tor; and two great-grandchildren, Jacques and Mats Moreau. A memorial service will be held later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Burlington Senior Citizens Center.
March 10
BARBARA ANN (BALLARD) BELOIN NORTH HERO — Barbara Ann (Ballard) Beloin, 68, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a courageous fight with cancer. She was born in Newport on Feb. 27, 1932, the daughter of Lyman and Ruth (Wilbur) Ballard. She graduated from Canaan Memorial High School in 1950 and Maine General Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. Barbara married Raymond Thomas Beloin on May 29, 1954, in Canaan. During her nursing career, Barbara was employed at Exeter Hospital, Goddard College on weekends and Berlin Health and Rehabilitation before retiring in 1994. Barbara was a dedicated volunteer for Planned Parenthood. She had a variety of interests and hobbies, which included knitting, braiding rugs, and beautiful and bountiful flower gardens. Her retirement years were spent traveling with family and friends and enjoying the time spent with her children, grandchildren and other family members. She is survived by her husband, Raymond of North Hero; their five children, Stephen Beloin of Calais, Peter Beloin of New Haven, Michele Schmidt of Indianapolis, Ind., Michael Beloin of Hartford, and Stephanie Magnan of Barre; her 10 grandchildren; and her sister, Jean Persico of Oviedo, Fla. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Monica’s Church in Barre. There are no visiting hours. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell St., Burlington, Vt. 05403. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.
STELLA H. BOUCHER MONTPELIER — Stella H. Boucher, 96, of 31 Court St., Montpelier, died Friday March 10, 2000 in Central Vermont Medical Center. She was born in Frelighburg, Quebec, the daughter of Edward and Georgina (Boucher) Demers. She was married to John B. Boucher on Aug. 28, 1923. They moved to Montpelier in 1925. He died in 1975. She was a member of St. Augustine’s Church. She is survived by a daughter, Muriel Boucher of Montpelier; and a son, Leon Boucher and his wife, Jean, of East Montpelier; four grandchildren, Lynda Downing and her husband, David, of Montpelier, Donald Boucher and his wife, Carole, of Essex Junction, Randy Boucher and his wife, Jane, of Montpelier, and Todd Boucher and his wife, Sarah, of Northfield; five great-grandchildren, Aaron, Lance and Ian Downing and Alexis and Solange Boucher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 13, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine’s Church. Later burial will be in Green Mount Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Barber & Lanier Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Montpelier.. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s School, 44 Barre St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641.
ANTHONY J. MICHNIEWICH CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Mr. Anthony J. Michniewich of Chelmsford, formerly of Springfield, Vt., died March 10, 200, in Saints Memorial Medical Center in Lowell. He was married to Helen (Masten) Michniewich with whom he would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 8. He was born in Springfield, Vt., on Oct. 17, 1914, the son of the late Stanislaw and Amelia (Ywaskiewicz) Michniewich. He was a graduate of Springfield High School in Springfield, Vt. He was employed at Jones & Lamson in Springfield as a machinist repair foreman. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield. Anthony was an accomplished harmonica player, an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed camping with his family and spending numerous summers on Cape Cod. Besides his wive, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James J. and Karen L. (Tarbell) Michniewich, of Chelmsford; a daughter and son-in law, Joyce A. and William L. Cunningham of Rutland, Vt.; two sisters, Sophie Michniewich of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ida and Neil MacKenzie of Chester, Vt.; six grandchildren, Lisa Stachura of Pelham, N.H., Lori McGinty of Chelmsford, Cheryl Devault of Stamford, Conn., Wendy Stein of Waterford, Vt., and Christopher Cunningham and Andrew Cunningham, both of Rutland, Vt.; three great-grandchildren, Trenton Stachura and Austin Stachua, both of Pelham, N.H.,and Annabel Devault of Stamford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Jane H. Wilder of Essex Junction, Vt.; the brother of the late Vicki Lashua of Springfield, Vt., and Phoenix, Ariz., and Mary Krupski and John Michiewich, both of Springfield Vt. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 13, 2000, in the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, Mass., with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church in Chelmsford. Visiting hours are Sunday, March 12, 1999, from 3 to 5 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date in Vermont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his to the Alzheimer’s Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 02140-1102. Arrangements are by Dolan Funeral Home, 978-251-4041; http://www.dolanfuneralhome.com.
JOHN P. NADEAU SOUTH BURLINGTON/ MESA, Ariz. — John P. Nadeau, 75, formerly of South Burlington, Vt., died on Friday, March 10, 2000, in Cypress Court in Mesa, Ariz. He was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., on Dec. 24, 1924, the son of the late Ferdinand and Louise (Dauphin) Nadeau. He served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II. In 1948 he married Elaine Lapoint in St. Johnsbury. John owned and operated City Drug Stores in Vermont and New York until 1990. He then went on to open Nadeau Drug in Burlington. He was past president of the Vermont Pharmaceutical Association. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th degree, the Kiwanis of South Burlington, and a lifetime member of the Elks BPOE 916. He was an active member of St. Anthony’s Church. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Nadeau of Mesa, Ariz.; three children, Carol Reynolds and her husband, Daniel, of Scottsdale, Az., Susan Pelley of Woodstock, Vt., formerly married to Randy Pelley of Warren, Vt., and Brian Nadeau and his fiance, Yvonne St. Germain, of Williston, Vt.; six grandchildren, Benjamin Reynolds, Aaron Reynolds, Zachary Reynolds, Jennifer Pelley, Colby Nadeau, Bradley Nadeau, and Mikayla St. Germain; and a sister, Lucille Hoye of Tucson, Ariz. John is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601, or to Cypress Court at Mesa, c/o Alzheimer’s Unit, 310 South 63rd St., Mesa, Ariz. 85206. Visiting hours will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
GEORGE E. WELLS HIGHGATE FALLS — George E. Wells, 59, passed away Friday, March 10, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following surgery Feb. 26, 2000. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Kidder Memorial Home of Swanton.
EDWARD A. WINKOWSKI WINOOSKI — Edward A. Winkowsi, 78, of Winooski died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington after a long illness. Edward was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Aug. 14, 1921, son of the late Joseph and Helen (Reczek) Winkowski. He was educated in the Buffalo, N.Y., school system. He was married to Lorraine Perreault on Oct. 3, 1944; she predeceased him Feb. 8, 1987. May 14, 1988, he married Florence (Bissonnette) Racicot. Ed retired from General Electric Co. in February 1982 after 34 years of service as an electrical engineer and planner. He traveled all over the country as a trouble shooter. He was a life member of General Electric Manufacturing Engineers. He was also a life member and past chaplain of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge 916, and a member of Union St. Jean Baptiste and AARP. His main enjoyments were fishing, bowling, dancing, traveling, and repairing electrical appliances, especially telephones. ""Pepere Fix-it” will be greatly missed! He is survived by his wife, Florence; four stepdaughters, Betty A. LaBier, Julie A. Laroche and her husband, Real, Carol M. Elliott and Mary D. Racicot, all of Winooski with the exception of Carol, who is from Milton; eight stepgrandchildren, Melissa Donaldson and her husband, Jamie, Essex Junction, Daryn LaBier, U.S. Army, stationed in Germany; Lance, Aimee, Greg and Justin LaBier, and Ryan and Aaron LaRoche, all of Winooski; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Kara and Lia Donaldson of Essex Junction. He is also survived by three sisters, Irene Wasielewski of West Seneca, N.Y., Carol Sluberski and her husband, Ted, of Elma, N.Y., Florence Miserantino and her husband, James, of Henderson, Nev.; two brothers, Theodore and his wife, Fran, of Hamburg, N.Y., and Dennis and his wife, Sharon, of West Seneca, N.Y.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Pauline and James O’Brien of Shelburne, Doris and Larry Blanchard of Winooski, Donald and Claudette Bissonnette of Fairfax, Rolande Bissonnette of Shelburne, Dolores Winkowski of Buffalo, N.Y., and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Henry and Leonard Winkowski; two brothers-in-law, Bill Wasielewski and Leonard J. Bissonnette and a stepgranddaughter, Robin Lee Hardy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 13, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski with interment to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446; St. Francis Xavier Church, St. Peter Street, Winooski, Vt. 05404; or t the charity of one’s choice. Visiting hours will be Sunday, March 12, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
March 11
DONALD F. MERCHANT RICHMOND/BURLINGTON — Donald F. Merchant, 50, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care after a long illness. He was born in Burlington on March 10, 1950, the son of Joseph and Dorothy (Pecor) Merchant. He had been employed at various area construction companies, the last being Marcelino Paving. He also was a driver for Earl Benway at Yellow-Checker Cab Co. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Roberta (Barnard) Merchant of Richmond; his mother, Dorothy Merchant; his sister, Joyce Metevier; and his brother, Robert and his wife, Barbara Merchant, all of Burlington; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his closest companions, Freckles, Midnight and Shaka, his good dogs. He was predeceased by two sons, Anthony and Donald Merchant Jr., and, more recently, his dad, Joseph Merchant, in February. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington. Spring interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery annex. Visiting hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the charity of their choice.
RUSSELL BURNETT PRIOR ESSEX CENTER — Russell Burnett Prior, 88, of Jericho Road, Essex, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2000, at his home with his loving family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 4, 1911, in Middletown, Conn., son of the late George and Ina (Burnett) Prior. He graduated from Underhill High School, Class of 1930, and later attended Eastern Nazarene College. He married the former Elna Rawsn in what was the Methodist Church in Underhill on May 22, 1932. He was a master plumber and was employed at Teachout Brothers Plumbing & Heating of Essex for more than 30 years. He was proud of his 50-plus-year membership as an active member and past patron of the Mary C.Burdick Chapter No. 6 O.E.S. of Jericho. He was a member of the Ethan Allen Lodge No. 72 F&AM and a 32nd-degree Mason in the Scottish Rite. He was also a 63-year member and past master of the Essex Center Grange as well as past master of the Chittenden County Pomona. He kindly contributed to his community as a dedicated 15-year member of the Essex Town School Board, which he chaired for seven years. He was also the first president of the Essex Town Incorporated District. Russell enjoyed traveling with his family, gardening, fishing and hunting, but, most of all, he so looked forward to every precious moment spent with his beautiful and loving family. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know and love him. He is survived by his wife, Elna (Rawson) Prior of Essex; a son, Douglas Prior and his wife, Sandra, of South Burlington; a daughter, Beverly Mannings and her husband, Maurice, of Essex Junction; one brother, Dr. Roger Prior and his wife, Dr. Peggy Larson, of Williston; nine grandchildren, Gregory Prior, Laurie Prior Vaughn, Bradley Prior, Cynthia Marrier, Charles Mannings, Patricia Bergeron, Pamela Morel, Rebecca Krueger and Jeffrey Mannings; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces,nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Delbert and Stanley Prior; and a sister, Margery Stebbins. The deceased will lie in state in the family home at 50 Jericho Road, Essex, where the family will receive friends Monday, March 13, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation hours will also be offered again Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in the Essex Alliance Church from 3 p.m. until the hour of the funeral service at 4 p.m., which will be officiated by Pastor Scott Slocum. Burial will be in the family lot in Jericho Village Cemetery in the spring at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Russell’s memory to The Burlington Emergency Shelter, P.O. Box 148, Burlington, Vt. 05402, or the Essex Alliance Church Building Fund, 37 Old Stage Road, Essex Junction, Vt. 05452. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
JAMES F. SLATTERY JR. SHELBURNE — James F. Slattery Jr., 76, of Shelburne passed away in Fletcher Allen Health Care on March 11, 2000. Jim was born in Westminster on March 30, 1923, the son of James F. and Theresa M. Slattery of Bellows Falls. Jim served during World War II as a member of the 233rd Engineer Combat Battalion and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. After World War II, he started his career as a sheet metal craftsman, working for Coffey & Teachout for 17 years, then for Vermont Heating and Ventilating Co. for 23 years, retiring in 1985. Jim loved to do woodworking, stained glass, gardening and the great outdoors. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nettie Mae ""Betty” (Ellis) Slattery; his mother, Theresa M. Slattery of Bellows Falls; two daughters, Sharon Slattery (Upton) of Cavendish, and Patricia Lawrence of Maine; two sons, James F. Slattery III and his wife Pamela, of Essex Junction, and Steven Slattery of Cavendish; a daughter-in-law, Julie Slattery of Essex Junction; eight grandchildren, Jeff, Jason and Gregg Lawrence of Maine, Aimee, Jamie and Sara Jean Slattery of Essex Junction, and Kristine and Michael Slattery of Essex Junction; two sisters, Barbara Guindon of Springfield, Mass., and Mary Lou Reed of Bellows Falls; one brother, Daniel Slattery and his wife, Ann, of Wells, Maine; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, James F. Slattery Sr.; a sister, Corinne Gillen; and a brother, John Slattery. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church in Shelburne. Burial will be in the spring in Shelburne Village Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the Shelburne Rescue Squad, Shelburne, Vt. 05482. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
BEVERLY A. TENNEY CHARLOTTE — Mrs. Beverly A. Tenney, loving wife of Richard Ter- rence Tenney, died unexpectedly in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington on March 11, 2000. She was born in Burlington on March 14, 1937, the daughter of Francis C. and Rose M. (Veglia) Dague. Beverly attended St. Jsoeph’s Grammar School and Cathedral High School in Burlington. She married Richard Terrence Tenney on July 4, 1956, in St. Joseph’s Church. Beverly and Terrence resided in East Charlotte and lived on the family farm located at Dorset Street Extension until a fire destroyed their home in 1965. They relocated the Tenney family to Jackson Hill in 1966 and rebuilt the Tenney homestead. Beverly and her husband owned and operated Tenney’s Store in East Charlotte for nine years. Beverly worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 39 years, retiring April 28, 1994. She enjoyed spending time with family, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was an avid bingo player and Red Sox fan. She is survived by her husband, Richard Terrence Tenney; their five children, Thyleen A. Tenney and Charles Bryant of New Mexico, Kelcy Tenney Delibac and Daniel of Colchester, Richard Terrence Tenney Jr. and Susie Mayo of Charlotte, Joya Tenney Lawyer and Charles of Huntington, and Frank W. Tenney and Beth of Charlotte; 11 grandchildren, Jory and Emily Delibac, Britney and Tiffany Tenney, Tara Atkins, Jamie Brace, Kristopher C. Tenney-Lawyer, Thomas and Tiara Lawyer, and Jobeth and Amylea Tenney. She also leaves a special sister-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Tenney and her children, Timothy E. Tenney, Jessica and Thadeus Tenney Sorrell; and a great-niece and nephew, Tyler and Tanya Tenney. She was predeceased by a brother, Peter J. Dague, in 1997; and she is survived by his three children, Carol Dague Mathis, and Brian and Robin Dague, all of Virginia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church with private burial at the Tenney homestead to follow. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2894 Spear St., Charlotte, Vt. 05445, or to the American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
CLARISSA AMY SUE (PUTMAN) WALLACE WILLISTON — Amy Sue Wallace died unexpectedly Saturday, March 11, 2000, in Johnstown, N.Y. She was born in Erie, Pa., on Oct. 8, 1974, the daughter of Shirley E. Putman and the late Thomas O. Putman. Amy had been a lifelong caregiver of the elderly at Green Mountain Nursing Home and most recently cared for patients at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Amy enjoyed helping people in need. She is survived by her husband, Michael Wallace of Franklin; her two sons, Kevin and Jacob; her sisters, Terri Wimble and Jill Norman of Essex Junction; a brother, David Norman of Hardwick; eight nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and Amy’s closest friend’s, Heather and Bruce. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Cole Funeral Home, Johnstown, N.Y. Calling hours are Friday, March 17, 2000, from 6-8 p. in the Cole Funeral Home in Johnstown, N.Y. Contributions in Amy’s memory may be made to Community Bible Church, 2025 Williston Road, South Burlington, Vt. 05403.
March 12
BARBARA JEAN (WHITNEY) LEWIS DANVILLE — Barbara Jean (Whitney) Lewis, 71, of Danville, died March 12, 2000, at peace, surrounded by her family, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. There will be no funeral or calling hours. A gathering of friends and family to reminisce and remember her life is being planned for early summer at her Danville home. Committal arrangements are being handled by Sayles Funeral Home in St. Johnsbury. Donations in her memory may be made to Vermont Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Vermont Historical Society, Lyndon State College Television Studies Dept., or to the charity of one’s choice. See Wednesday’s edition.
BARBARA JEAN (WHITNEY) LEWIS DANVILLE — Barbara Jean (Whitney) Lewis, 71, of Danville, died at peace March 12, 2000, in the Fletcher Allen Health Center in Burlington. Her kind heart stopped beating Sunday evening while in the company of her family. Barbara was born May 19, 1928, in Randolph, the second daughter of Earl Harold and Cleora Neal (Knight) Whitney. Barb graduated from South Royalton High School in 1946. She worked briefly for CVPS before attending Lyndon Teachers College. She married a classmate, Norman Luke Lewis of Lunenburg, June 22, 1952. They spent the next 16 summers at the Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire, where Barbara clerked at the Marshfield Gift Shop. Barb’s 30 years of teaching in Vermont included the graded school in Proctorsville, the one-room Peaseville Grade School in Andover, Chester Elementary School, and primary classes in the Newport City Elementary Schools from 1969 to 1988. Student productions were highlights of her teaching career. As an active member of the Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, she was chairman of the History Committee. In recent years she completed a history charter of members. She was pleased that the last twenty years of the Epsilon’s history was compiled and formatted for publication on her computer. Barbara was well-known for sharing her musical abilities, especially her singing voice with students, at anniversaries, weddings and choirs. She spent 37 years touring (aka Mrs. Delphine Gore) with the Gore family supporting Rep. Danny Gore’s campaign for governor. Her two final singing performances occurred with her son on Dec. 31, 1999, in the Rutland County Superior courtroom as part of that city’s First Night celebration. As a member of the Unitarian-Universalist Church, Barbara organized a youth choir in Chester. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Norman; her two children, son, Timothy R. Lewis of Montpelier; daughter Cintra L. Hazen, son-in-law, Richard Ira Hazen; and granddaughter, Erica Whitney Hazen, with whom she spent many special times, all of South Hero; stepgrandsons, Robert Hazen, and Richard Hazen Jr. and his wife, Aimee, all of Grand Isle; her brother, Paul Knight Whitney and his wife, Marion, of South Royalton; nephews, Shawn Knight of Michigan, David and Scott Whitney of South Royalton; niece Paula Whitney Tortolano and her husband, Paul; and grandniece, Erin, who gave her a stuffed puppy to share her bed in the hospital. She was predeceased by her sister, M. Andrea (Whitney) Knight, in 1995; and her nephew, Bradford Knight, in 1979. Barbara’s first concern was her family and their well-being. Barbara was also a consummate and enthusiastic hostess who thoroughly enjoyed many friends. And these many friends supported her and the family during her final days. She counted her doctor of over 25 years, Christopher Terrien, as her friend along with the other medical support people. In her final hours, she was looking forward to planning a party with her Mom and Dad, as well as recently departed friends; Rachel Vincent, Elwin Griffin, and Donald Naramore. Committal arrangements are being handled by the Sayles Funeral Home in St. Johnsbury. Donations in her memory may be made to the Vermont Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Vermont Historical Society, Lyndon State College Television Studies Department or a charity of your choice.
BERNARD H. LILLEY HYDE PARK/CABOT/DELTONA, Fla. — Bernard H. Lilley, 83, passed away March 12, 2000, at his home in Deltona, Fla., after a long illness. He was born in Hyde Park, the son of Erwin R. and Rose (Rooney) Lilley. Bernard attended school in Hyde Park and graduated from Peoples Academy in Morrisville. Besides serving as the Hyde Park postmaster for 27 years, Bernard also owned and operated the third-generation family business of Lilley Funeral Home until its sale in 1979. His parents were among the founding families of the Hyde Park Village Improvement Association, in which he continued to be active. He was a past president of the Vermont Funeral Directors Association, a member of the Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus, 3rd and 4th Degree No. 6850 of Deltona. Bernard retired from the postal service in 1972 and his funeral business in 1979. He and Margaret spent their retirement in Florida during the winter and on Joe’s Pond in Cabot during the summer. Bernard was known for his quick wit and good sense of humor, which he maintained even in declining health. He will be missed by his family and many friends in Vermont and Florida. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Rushford Young Lilley; three children and their spouses, Erwin and Linda Lilley of Deltona, Sharon and John Anderson of Hyde Park, and Robert and Nancy Lilley of Deltona; a stepdaughter, Patricia and her husband, George Parizo, of Vermont; a sister, Margaret and her husband, James Hurley, of Connecticut; 12 grandchildren, Rhonda Murray, Lisa Buckner, James Lilley, Jennifer and Christopher Anderson, Bianca Adams, Leslie Reynolds, Randy Bouchard, Michelle Knowlton, Lisa Bates, Barbara Dana and Diane Nicholls; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Bernard was predeceased by his first wife, Roberta Butts Lilley; his sisters, Vera Riccio and Genevieve Judd; and his brothers, Oscar, Robert and Preston. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Deltona. Services will be held later this spring in Vermont. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bernard’s memory would be appreciated to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler Co., 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Fla. 32119.
ERNEST M. MIRELES FORT MORGAN, Colo. — Ernest M. Mireles, 75, of Fort Morgan, passed away early Sunday, March 12, 2000, at his home following a short illness. He was born July 20, 1924, in Dalhart, Texas, to Juan and Felicita Mireles. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was in the 72nd tank battalion. He received three purple hearts during his military career. After receiving a medical discharge, Ernest married Esther Graego in Clayton, N.M., on Feb. 14, 1953. He received his AA degree from El Paso, Texas, Business College. Prior to retirement, Ernest was involved in retail sales, selling clothing and furniture. The Mireles family moved to Fort Morgan in 1990. He was a member of VFW 2551. While living in Dalhart and El Paso, Texas, Ernest was a boy scout leader. He loved helping people, young and old alike. An avid fisherman, Ernest enjoyed going to garage sales. Survivors include his wife, Esther, of Fort Morgan; ten children, Bobby of Houston, Texas, Ernest Jr. of Austin, Texas, Carolyn Hunter of Taloga, Okla., Daniel Quintana of Milliken, Colo., Cecilia Guerrero of Mexico City, Mexico, Louise Jones of Burlington, Vt., Cleo Magana of El Paso, Texas, Julio Mireles of Loveland, Colo., Glen Mireles of Fort Morgan, and Phillip Mireles of Fort Collins, Colo.; three brothers, Julio of Hobbs, N.M., Joe of Dalhart, Texas, and Bennie of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Louise Jangala of Hollywood, Calif; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two children, Rosilee, and Mikel; one brother; and his parents. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 16, 2000, at Life Fellowship, Barlow & 8th Avenue in Fort Morgan, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Jack Pedotto officiating. Services will conclude at the church. The Heer Mortuary & Crematory of Brush was in charge of cremation arrangements. Friends who wish, may make memorial gifts to the Ernest Mireles Memorial Fund c/o Heer Mortuary & Crematory, 222 Cameron Street, Brush, Colo. 80723.
EARLE D. MORAN PRESCOTT, Ariz./BURLINGTON, Vt. — Earle D. Moran, 85, of Prescott, Ariz., and Burlington, Vt., passed away on March 12, 2000. Earle was born Feb. 28, 1915, in Boston, Mass., to James and Hazel Moran. He grew up in Essex Center, Vt. In 1941, he married Erma B. Nicholas, also of Essex. During World War II, he served in the Asiatic-Pacific theater campaign as a link trainer instructor for the Army Air Corp, 911 Bomb Squad. During active service, he received the good conduct medal, victory medal, American theater campaign ribbon, and the distinguished unit badge. Earle was a 33rd degree mason and was active in the Washington Blue Lodge in Burlington, Vt. He worked as a service technician on office equipment throughout Vermont for 30 years. In 1978, Earle and his wife, Erma, retired to Prescott, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma of 56 years, in January 1997. He is survived by his two sons, Dean of Tucson, Ariz. and Gary of Prescott, Ariz, and their wives, Linda and Cheryl; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Bring’s Broadway Chapel in Tucson, Ariz. Interment of cremains services will be held at Redwood Memorial Gardens in Dewey, Ariz., Friday, March 17, 2000, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local Alzheimers Association. Arrangements by Bring’s Broadway Chapel, 6910 East. Broadway.
WILBUR NEAL PARKER JR. BURLINGTON — Wilbur Neal Parker Jr. passed away peacefully in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Sunday, March 12, 2000. Wil was born Jan. 26, 1931, in Glens Falls, N.Y., the son of Wilbur and Jennie (Francis) Parker. They moved shortly thereafter to Fair Haven, where he always called home. Wil was a graduate of Fair Haven High School and the University of Vermont. He also attended UVM Graduate School. Wil served in the Army with the 101st Airborne Division. He retired from Universal C.I.T. after 30 years and was employed with Nordic Leasing. A few years later, Wil started his own finance company, Nordic Funding. His dedicated staff will carry on the business in Burlington and Glens Falls in his memory. Wil had many interests and hobbies. He really enjoyed playing the piano and took lessons for several years from George Hard. He belonged to the local chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society and enjoyed traveling with his friends, seeking old railroad beds. He also loved old cars. In the last few years, he began collecting old Chevrolets and had five of them. Wil belonged to the Rutland Elks Club, the Fair Haven Eagles, the St. Albans American Legion and the Burlington Ethan Allen Club. He was a longstanding member of the First Congregational Church in Burlington. Besides his wife of 45 years, Nancy (Holmes), Wil is survived by his sons, David and Bob; brother Donald and his wife, Beverly, of Fair Haven; his sister-in-law, Marilyn and her husband, Albert Trepanier, of Rutland; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Mimi) Holmes of Bolton, Mass.; brother-in-law, Bob of Amherst, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Herbie of Bolton, Mass. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 16, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church in Burlington. Private burial services will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the First Congregational Church, 38 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401,or to the American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
EARLE D. MORAN PRESCOTT, Ariz./BURLINGTON, Vt. — Earle D. Moran, 85, of Prescott, Ariz., and Burlington, Vt., passed away on March 12, 2000. Earle was born Feb. 28, 1915, in Boston, Mass., to James and Hazel Moran. He grew up in Essex Center, Vt. In 1941, he married Erma B. Nicholas, also of Essex. During World War II, he served in the Asiatic-Pacific theater campaign as a link trainer instructor for the Army Air Corp, 911 Bomb Squad. During active service, he received the good conduct medal, victory medal, American theater campaign ribbon, and the distinguished unit badge. Earle was a 33rd degree mason and was active in the Washington Blue Lodge in Burlington, Vt. He worked as a service technician on office equipment throughout Vermont for 30 years. In 1978, Earle and his wife, Erma, retired to Prescott, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma of 56 years, in January 1997. He is survived by his two sons, Dean of Tucson, Ariz. and Gary of Prescott, Ariz, and their wives, Linda and Cheryl; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Bring’s Broadway Chapel in Tucson, Ariz. Interment of cremains services will be held at Redwood Memorial Gardens in Dewey, Ariz., Friday, March 17, 2000, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local Alzheimers Association. Arrangements by Bring’s Broadway Chapel, 6910 East. Broadway.
THELMA F. PROVOST BURLINGTON — Thelma Fuller Provost died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Burlington, the daughter of Clarence E. and Esther (Carter) Fuller, who have predeceased her. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1936. Mrs. Provost was employed in the office of H.P. Hood Inc., for whom she had worked for 41 years, retiring in 1987. She had been state president of the V.F.W. Auxiliary in 1964-1965, and belonged to the Howard Plant Auxiliary 782 since March 1950. She was married to Joseph A. Provost on Aug. 17, 1947, in Burlington. He predeceased her on Feb. 11, 1998. She is survived by many cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2000, in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., Burlington. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at the funeral home, with V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 782 conducting their ritualistic service at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.
CLARENCE L. TUCKER SHELBURNE — Clarence L. Tucker, 76, of Penny Lane in Shelburne died in the Fletcher Allen Health Care on Sunday, March 12, 2000. He was born in Burlington on Oct. 31, 1923, the son of Charles B. and Stella (Francis) Tucker. On Aug. 16, 1941, he was married in Burlington to Laura E. Lewis. He worked many years ago for the Benway Ice Co. and was a member of the Teamsters Union, driving for H.P. Welch and St. Johnsbury Trucking Co. Most recently, he worked for the City of Burlington Water Department, retiring in 1984. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Laura E. Tucker of Shelburne; two sons, Donald E. and his companion, Charlotte, Davis, of Burlington and Gerald L. and his wife, Jean, also of Burlington; five grandchildren, Laurie Knight, Thomas Tucker, Dawn Marie Vatoseow, and Timothy and Jill Tucker; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald G. and his wife, Patricia Tucker, of Westford; a sister-in-law, Agnes Tucker of Milton; also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Ann Tucker; two sisters, Thelma and Rose; and by two brothers, Charles and Robert. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 16, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shelburne Rescue uad, P.O. Box 254, Shelburne, Vt. 05482. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
March 13
ARNOLD I. BEAN BUSHNELL, Fla./Cambridge — Arnold I. Bean, 90, of Bushnell, Fla., and Pleasant Valley, Cambridge, died Monday, March 13, 2000. He was a member of Warner Lodge in Jeffersonville, the Second Congregational Church of Jeffersonville and past president of Region I Wally Byam Caravan Club International. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Bushnell; and a son, James of Long Island, N.Y. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth, in October 1975. Interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in the spring.
GEORGE DONALD BUGBEE ST. ALBANS — George Donald Bugbee, 90, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away Monday morning, March 13, 2000, at Northwestern Medical Center. He was born in Burlington Sept. 11, 1909, the son of the late George H. and Mabel (Chiquette) Bugbee. His wife, Kathleen (Sweeney) Bugbee, died in 1964. Mr. Bugbee was an installer and repairman for New England Telephone Co. for 42 years and 6 months. He was a graduate of St. Albans High School, Class of 1927. An avid outdoors man, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening and belonged to the Franklin County Sportsman’s Club. He was a member of The Telephone Pioneers of America and a life member of St. Albans Lodge 1090 Loyal Order of the Moose. Survivors include a son, John D. Bugbee of Fairfield; three daughters, Janet Burnor and her husband, Duane, of Cambridge, Jean Kelley of St. Albans and Donna Rath and her husband, Tim, of St. Albans; eight grandchildren, Debra Burnor, David Burnor, Steven Burnor, Sharon Brahmstedt, Kim Panagakos, Kevin Kelley, Karen Kelley and Danny Choiniere; and eight great-grandchildren, Dylan, Paige and Brooke Slayton, Warren, Wendell and Wren Burnor and Colin and Connor Brahmstedt. He also leaves two sisters-in-law, Charlotte (Hester) Sweeney of Colchester and Shirley Sweeney of Milton. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Joan Bugbee, in 1938, a son-in-law, Paul Kelley, in 1994; and a sister, Doris Roche, in 1918. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Heald Funeral Chapel. Interment will be this spring in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.
SUZANNE ""SUE” (BARAW) COTE ENOSBURG FALLS — Suzanne ""Sue” (Baraw) Cote, 59, of Enosburg Falls, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at the Halifax General Hospital, Daytona Beach, Fla. She was born in St. Johnsbury, June 17, 1940, the daughter of Stanley and Almeda (Wescott) Baraw. She was a graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy, Class of 1958, and later the University of Florida in Gainsville. Mrs. Cote had worked for IBM as an executive secretary for 28 years, retiring in 1993. In 1989, she married Gerald T. Cote, who survives her, in Enosburg Falls. She is also survived by her sister, Louise Baraw of North Carolina. She was predeceased by her parents, Stanley Baraw, in 1983, and Almeda Baraw, in 1999. Memorial services and burial (Danville Green) will be held later this spring. There will be no visiting hours. Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Sumer Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt., in charge of arrangements. 
ELAINE C. FRENCH  – CHARLOTTE — Elaine C. French, 74, died peacefully Monday, March 13, 2000, at her home. She was born in Enosburg on Feb. 5, 1926, the daughter of Clyde and Olive (Brown) Carr. Mrs. French graduated from Brigham Academy in Bakersfield as valedictorian in 1944. She was employed by Green Mountain Power for over 28 years as an assistant purchasing agent. She was a member of the North Ferrisburg Methodist Church, Charlotte Grange 398 and the Lakeside Steppers Square Dancers. Mrs. French enjoyed making quilts for her grandsons and friends, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Glenn R. French of Charlotte; their children, Linda Holmes and her husband, Raymond, of Brattleboro, Sally Catella and her husband, Mike, of Essex Center, and Rick French and his wife, Kathryn, of Charlotte; ten grandsons; one sister, Leona Frazier of Enosburg; one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters; and one brother. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2000, in the North Ferrisburg Methodist Church. Friends may call at the Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, on Thursday, March 16, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.
EDWIN B. GAGE NEWPORT — Edwin B. Gage, 84, of 354 Memphremagog Views, Newport, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 13. He was born on Feb. 19, 1916, in Crown Point, N.Y., the son of Ralph E. and Mildred (Bradley) Gage. The family moved to Newport in 1921. Ed graduated from Newport High School in 1935 and attended Northeastern University and the Bentley School of accounting, On Jan. 1, 1940, he joined the Dan Branon Insurance Agency. On Aug. 31, 1940, he married the former, Genevieve Prouty. They enjoyed traveling, including a trip around the world in 1965, and since then visiting many other foreign countries. In 1944, Ed became partner in the Branon & Gage Insurance Agency and in 1948, he bought the agency. During the next few years, the Branon & Gage Agency purchased several of the local insurance agencies and in 1962 built a new building and changed the name to Associated Insurance Agencies. He served as president and treasurer from 1962 until his retirement in 1970. Ed served as a director of the Orleans Trust Company, which was purchased by the Chittenden Trust Company. He then served as chairman of the board of the Newport Office and also served as a director of the Chittenden Corporation until 1986. Ed served as a director of the Vermont Mutual Insurance Company and the Northern Insurance Company from 1952 until 1992, and was still serving on the Directors Advisory Board at the time of his death. He served as president of the Newport Board of Alderman and the Newport Rotary Club and as potentate of Mount Sinai Temple 3, and was a member of the Newport Center Methodist Church. Ed is survived by his wife Genevieve; his two nieces, Mrs. Kathy Elkins of Durham, North Carolina, and Mrs. Linda Laflam of Sunrise, Fla.; and several cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters Friends may call at the Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport on Thursday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 17, at the Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Massa and the Rev. Sidney Laurbert officiating officiating. Spring interment will take place at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport. In lieu of flowers, donations, in Ed’s memory may be made to the Newport Center Methodist Church, Newport Center, Vt. 05857, the Newport United Christian Academy, 65 School Street, Newport, or the Shriner’s Hospital P.O. Box 742, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Arrangements by Converse-Rushford Funeral Homel
RITA V. GAY -  BURLINGTON — Rita V. Gay, 90, of Burlington, died of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease on Monday, March 13, 2000, in the Burlington Health and Rehab Center with a special granddaughter, Amy, at her side. She was the daughter of Louis and Elmira (Latrelle) Longe. She was the widow of Joseph Gay who predeceased her in 1959. Rita was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was an example of dedication to her faith in the Catholic Church. She will be remembered by all family members as a wonderful and inventive cook, and she was the world’s best bingo player. She is survived by her children, Joyce and Robert Spear of Burlington, James and Jean Gay of Burlington, Janice and Roger Leonard of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Joseph Jr. and Mary Gay of South Burlington, Joanne and Leo Bushey of Warren, Jackson Gay of Winooski, Jean Bolster of Maryland, Jerry Gay of Montgomery, Jane Fisher of Burlington, Jeffrey Gay of St. George, Jennifer O’Neill of Burlington and June and Roger Sordiff of Fairfax; brothers and sisters, Florence Myette of Burlington, Unabelle Karnes of Burlington, Alfred and Joyce Longe of Essex Junction, Raymond and Corinne Longe of Colchester, Edward and Irene Longe of Burlington; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Dorena Strong, Dorothy Mayo and Marie Pasho; and by brothers, Donald and Clarence ""Sonny” Longe. The family wishes to express their special appreciation to all of the staff at the Burlington Health and Rehab Center for the care given to Rita and all family members during her illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 16, 2000, at 1 p.m. in Christ the King Church in Burlington. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations in Rita’s honor to the Alzheimers Association, Vermont Chaper, 338 River St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington.

CORRECTION BURLINGTON — GAY, Rita V. — Mistakenly omitted from yesterday’s obituary of Rita V. Gay was that she was also predeceased by a son, John Gay who died in 1959.

WILLIAM F. GERKE SR. SWAMPSCOT, Mass./JERICHO — William F. Gerke Sr., 83, died Monday, March 13, 2000, in the Vermont Respite House after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church in Swampscott with interment to follow in Swampscott Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Maple Street., Lynn, Mass., on Friday, March 17, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Road, Williston, Vt. 05495. Bill’s family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the special staff and volunteers at the Vermont Respite House for their kindness and support.
HELENA M. MULQUEEN BURLINGTON — Helena M. Mulqueen, 95, of Burlington died on Monday, March 13, 2000, in the Birchwood Terrace Health Care. She leaves her daughter, Mrs. Rita Ouellette of Burlington; three grandchildren, Mary Burnham and husband, Douglas, of Montpelier, Joseph Ouellette and wife, Joyce, of Milton and Jane Watson and husband, Paul, of Essex Junction; also six great-grandchildren. There will be no visiting hours and funeral services will be private.
March 14
ALICE MARIE (THEORET) DUTIL WILLISTON — Alice Marie (Theoret) Dutil, 92, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Lucille Brigham, following a brief illness. She was born April 18, 1907, in Ontario, Canada, one of 14 children of Medard and Soufranie (Meilleur) Theoret. Oct. 10, 1932, Alice married Almanzor Dutil in Alburg. He predeceased her Jan. 7, 1991. Mrs. Dutil was a member of Holy Rosary Church and the Holy Rosary Altar Society. She is survived by her five sons, Raymond (Kathy) Dutil of Colchester, CT; Paul (Becky) Dutil of Milton, John (Vivian) Dutil of Richmond, Philip Dutil of Willilston, and Claude Dutil of St. George; three daughters, Lucille D. Brigham of Williston, Mrs. John (Pauline) Truax of Essex Junction, and Mrs. Philip (Madeline) Noel of Richmond; 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Sister Florence Theoret, C.S.C. of New Hampshire and Lucille Brault of Florida; her brothers, Paul Theoret of Massachusetts, Laurence Theoret of Vermont, and Joseph Theoret of California; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Almanzor; sons Roger, George and Louis Dutil; a daughter, Suzanne Dutil; and four brothers and four sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church in Richmond. Burial will take place in Holy Rosary Cemetery in the spring. There are no visiting hours. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, Vt. 05446, or Richmond Rescue, P.O. Box 404, Richmond, Vt. 05477. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.
SISTER MARTHA GAGE  – BURLINGTON — Sister Martha Gage, Religious Hospitaller of St. Joseph at Fanny Allen Community, passed away on March 14, 2000. She was born June 26, 1908, in Burlington, and entered the congregation at Holy Family convent in Burlington, Oct. 7, 1947. She was professed June 6, 1952, at the Motherhouse in Montreal. She was a graduate of Trinity College and attended St. Louis University. She served the sick and the needy in various ministries such as an executive secretary in the accounting department and administrative posts. She was also an accomplished vocalist and organist. She was assigned to various missions at DeGoesbriand Memorial Hospital at Kingston, Ontario from 1974-1989, at the Motherhouse in Montreal, at Notre Dame Hospital in Biddeford, Maine and at the Fanny Allen Community in Colchester. One of her greatest pleasures was a love of nature in all its beauty. She was predeceased by her parents, Walter A. and Elizabeth Callahan Gage. She is survived by a loving brother, Walter A.; and sister-in-law, Beatrice Gage of Williston; a nephew, James in South Burlington; the sisters of the Fanny Allen Community in Colchester; and the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 16, at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Chapel on Fanny Allen Campus. Interment will follow in the Fanny Allen Cemetery in Colchester. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Chapel. Arrangements by Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road.
WILLIAM LAWRENCE ""LARRY” GARDNER JR  – BURLINGTON–William Lawrence (Larry) Gardner Jr. died March 14, 2000, with his family at his side in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a heart attack. He was born in Burlington on Dec. 7, 1928, the son of Larry Sr. and Margaret (Forney) Gardner. He graduated from Burlington High School and the University of Vermont. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army in Japan, where he began a lifelong love of travel and work abroad. Larry was a wonderful and dedicated teacher and taught for many years in Europe and in area schools including South Burlington High School and Pine Ridge School in Williston. In later years, he served in the Peace Corps in Jamaica and Hungary, where he set down roots and formed close friendships. He was a familiar sight in Burlington for many years, driving an SSTA van, and for several summers worked at the Shelburne Museum. He volunteered for the Chittenden County Reparative Board, the Medical School, and other area organizations. Larry enjoyed acting and was rarely off stage. He was a former member of the Essex Community Players and Lyric Theater in addition to enjoying several supporting roles in Vermont feature films. He was an avid gardener and was known to his neighbors wherever he lived as a willing assistant in any horticultural challenge. Larry was a talented whittler and wood carver. His puzzles and Christmas ornaments (”Larry’s balls”) were known far and wide. He was predeceased by his parents and niece, Anne. He is survived by his former wife and friend, Betsy Gardner; his children, Kate McDaniel, Geoffrey, and Alex; his two grandchildren, Jake and Max McDaniel; his brother, John; sister-in-law, Flossie;, and nephew, Jamie. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 18, in St. Paul’s Cathedral at 11 am. A reception will follow at The Top of the Square, at One Cathedral Square. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Cathedral Square Corporation Gardening Fund. The family would like to express our deepest appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff at FAHC Intensive Care Unit for their compassion and support.
JAMES W. GORDON VERONA, N.J. — James W. Gordon,79, of Verona, N.J. passed away on March 14, 2000. Born in Pine Island, Minn, he lived in Verona for 43 years. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and loving support to his family, especially to his wife Harriet through her lengthy illness. Mr. Gordon graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in engineering in 1942, and worked for General Electric for 42 years until his retirement in 1984. He also taught at the Newark College of Engineering He especially enjoyed creating and repairing anything mechanical and passed his knowledge to others in a loving way. He took joy in seeing his grandchildren grow and being a part of their lives. He served as treasurer of the Altar Guild at the Church of the Holy Spirit for many years. Surviving members of his family are his sister, Joan Gordon of St. Paul, Minn.; and two children, Anne G. Sevee of Vergennes, Vt., and James W. Gordon Jr. of Roselle Park. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Gordon and Elizabeth Sevee, and Laura, Sarah, and Andrew Gordon. He is predeceased by his wife, Harriet Stevens Gordon, who died Jan. 31, 1994. Memorial services were held Monday, March 20, at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Verona, N.Y., Arrangements were by the Prout Funeral Home in Verona.
WALTER R. HARDJR.  – BURLINGTON — Walter R. Hard Jr. of Burlington, longtime editor of ""Vermont Life” magazine, died March 14, 2000, in his 84th year. Walter was born in Manchester in 1915, the son of Manchester writers and booksellers,Walter and Margaret Hard, and brother of the late Ruth Hard. His wife,Dorothea, predeceased him in 1996. He leaves his devoted sons, Crosby, and partner, Deb, also from, of Burlington, Stephen L. and his wife, Daphne, of South Hero; and his grandchildren, Emery and Stephen Hard and their mother, Andrea Gray, of Burlington. He also leaves cousins, Erma Macy and Mary Louise Bort; and nieces and a nephew in California and New York State. As a child, Walter attended the village grammer school in Manchester and graduated in the 100th class of Burr and Burton Seminary. In 1937, he graduated from Dartmouth College as an English major. He spent summers working in his family’s drugstore. In his junior year of college, he and a classmate toured England and Germany’s Olympic games–on a proud $200 each–as work-away sailors. For a year afterward, he worked as bookstore manager in Bangor, Maine. In 1940, having drawn a low draft number, Walter volunteered for a year in the Army and ended up serving until 1945. He trained in infantry beach landings with the 1st Division’s 27th Infantry and transferred after Pearl Harbor to the new 87th Mountain Infantry, where he served in Colorado, Mt. Rainer, and the Kista Invasion in 1943. He served last as 1st sergeant of Company B 87th in Italy, where he was slightly wounded in the 10th Mountain Division’s push into the Po valley. He returned to the U.S. for discharge on V-J Day, having served every enlisted rank from a $21-a-month private to sergeant major. Back in Vermont, Walter joined the staff of the ""Rutland Herald.” Starting in 1946, he represented the ""Burlington Free Press” as a statehouse reporter. There he met Dorothea Perry of Brattleboro who was working on the staff of Governor Ernest Gibson. They married in 1948 and later made their home in nearby Adamant. In 1946, Walter joined the staff of the new ""Vermont Life” magazine as business manager. in 1950, he succeeded founding editor, Earl W. Newton, starting with the spring issue. His career at ""Vermont Life” was supported by the late Martha Carter, then Lane Press representative, Proctor Page, and business manager, Peter Sykas. Supported by profits from the production and sale of books and calendars, the magazine was self-supporting by 1973 when Hard retired from state employment. He began work as a book editor the next week with the late Lyman Woods’ Garden Way Publishing Company in Charlotte, under its director, Jack Williamson. Hard continued at Garden Way until retiring in 1979. In 1980, Walter and Dorothea sold their Burlington home and moved to the Cold Hollow Mountains of Bakersfield. After Dorothea’s death in 1996, Walter returned to Burlington. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff and physicans in the Flether Allen Health Care Dialysis Unit. A family gathering in his memory wil take place later this spring. Those who wish, may make donatons in Walter’s memory to the Visiting Nurses Association, 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, Vt. 05446.
DAVID S. MILLSTONE ST. LOUIS, Mo. — David S. Millstone, died March 14, 2000, in St. Louis, Mo. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline Millstone; dear son of I.E. (Helen) Millstone and the late Goldie Millstone; beloved father of David H. Millstone of New York, N.Y., Robert D. (Colleen) Millstone of St. Louis, Susan Millstone (Hans) Schacke of San Diego, Calif, and Michael A. Millstone of Burlington, Vt.; dear stepfather of Katherine Zaborski; loving grandfather of Otis H. Millstone; beloved brother of the late Mary Ann Pappas; special friend of Helen and the late Fred Conway; and our dear uncle, cousin and friend. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 17, 2000, at 10 a.m. in United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63141. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions preferred to the Center of Contemporary Arts, 524 Trinity, St. Louis, Mo. 63130. A Rindskopf-Roth service.
RICHARD GILLETT PRESCOTT WAITSFIELD — Richard Gillett Prescott of Waitsfield died Tuesday,March 14, 2000, after a long illness. He was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Charlotte, N.C., the son of the late Winthrop E. Prescott and Mary G. Prescott of Hanover, N.H. He graduated from New Canaan (Conn.) High School in 1968 and from Franklin Pierce College in 1973. He was the husband of Doriann (Perrotti) Prescott and father of Emily, Caitlin and Elisa, all of Waits- field. Surviving sisters are Judy Prescott Eger of McLean, Va., and Linda J. Prescott of Middlesex. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was employed as a carpenter for more than 20 years in the Mad River Valley. He was an avid skier, sailor and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors, especially when sharing these activities with his three daughters. He coached skiing for the Green Mountain Valey School Weekend Program for 10 years and continued to do so until his death. For many years, he was involved with the Harwood Union High School Varsity Ski Team and for the past two years coached the Harwood Boys J.V. Soccer Team. He also was a coach with the Mad River Valley Youth Soccer Program for several years. One of his true pleasures in life was coaching young athletes to help them achieve their potential. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 17, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Green Mountain Valley School gym. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Harwood Union High School Alpine Ski or Soccer Program, RFD 1, Box 780, Moretown, Vt. 05660 (Attn: Danny McHugh), or Green Mountain Valley School Weekend Program, RR 1, Box 166, Waitsfied, Vt. 05673 (Attn: Doug Lewis).
THEODORE A. RINGER VERGENNES — Theodore A. Ringer, 83, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. He was born Dec. 28, 1916, in Vergennes, the son of Charles and Grace (LeBeau) Ringer. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Vergennes and Vergennes American Legion Post No. 14. He was predeceased by his wife, Almary (Thomas) Ringer, in 1984. Theodore is survived by a son, Bradley; daughter-in-law Lise St. Pierre-Ringer; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Lauren of New Jersey; three brothers, Raymond and Frederick Ringer of Vergennes, and Vincent Ringer of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Peter Catholic Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, Vt. 05491, or American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.
BERTHA (BETTY) STANKO MENANDS, N.Y./BURLINGTON, Vt. — Bertha (Betty) Stanko of Menands, N.Y., (Albany County) died March 14, 2000, at the Birchwood Terrace Health Care Center. Born Sept. 5, 1911, in Germany, she was educated there and came to the United States in 1937. Mrs. Stanko worked as a fur finisher with Beck Furs in Albany. She was the widow of Adolph Stanko. Survivors include a daughter, Carmyn Stanko of Williston, Vt.; two nieces, Emmy O’Brien and Christine DeMaranville, both of Albany, N.Y.; and several great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Reilly & Son Funeral Home, 1200 Central Avenue, Colonie, N.Y. Friends are invited and may also call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Memory’s Garden in Colonie. Memorial contributions may be made to the Birchwood Terrace Health Care Center, 43 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vt. 05401.
ELMER G. TAYLOR ENOSBURG FALLS — Elmer G. Taylor 66, husband of Shirley (Locke) Laplant-Taylor, died Tuesday morning, March 14, 2000, at his home following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls with Pastor Kate Tobey officiating. Interment will be next spring in the East Franklin Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday evening from 7-9 at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.
ETHEL PAUL VON BRUNS BURLINGTON — Ethel Paul Von Bruns, 81, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born Aug. 25, 1918, the daughter of Gustave and Hermione (Fischer) Paul in Pittsburg, Pa. She attended Textile High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was trained as a professional dressmaker and draftsman. She was a draftsman for the Manhattan Project during World War II. She also worked at Magram’s in Burlington for ten years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, flower and vegetable gardening, cooking, crosswords, knitting, and sewing. She is survived by her husband, Charles Von Bruns of Burlington; her children, Charles P. Von Bruns and his wife, Elaine, of Salem, Mass., and Sharon Von Bruns and her husband, Barry Conolly, of Westford. She also leaves one granddaughter, Hadley Von Bruns of Salem, Mass.; a sister, Margaret Drazen of Jupiter, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Barbara Von Bruns of Burlington; a brother-in-law, Walter Bruns of Colchester; and an uncle Dezzo Pal of Kosice, Solvak Republic. She was predeceased by her son, Kevin Von Bruns, in 1977. A funeral service will be held Friday, March 17, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington, Vt., with burial following in Lakeview Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial contribuons may be made to The Salvation Army, 64 Main Street, Burlington, Vt. and the Burlington Food Shelf.
March 15
THOMAS EDMOND BEAUREGARD BRANDON — Thomas Edmond Beauregard, 81, died Wednesday evening, in Fletcher Allen Health Care Center in Burlington. Mr. Beauregard was born in Brandon on July 8, 1918. He was the son of Joseph H. and Lucy (Forsha) Beauregard. He received his early education in local Brandon Schools. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army in the Western Pacific theatre of operations. Following his honorable discharge he returned to Brandon. He was the owner and operator of Tom’s Barber Shop in Brandon for over 50 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. He also belonged to the Brandon American Legion Post 55 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7231. He was a member of Neshobe Country Club and the Vermont State Golf Association. Mr. Beauregard was a past Grand Marshall of the Brandon Memorial Day Parade. Surviving are two sons, Thomas A. Beauregard of Morrisville and David J. Beauregard of Colchester; one sister, Ellen Baker of Proctor; also surviving are three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife, Jessie (Wescott) Beauregard, in Nov. 1982, and his second wife, Nita (Jackson) Beauregard, in May 1988. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Joseph Beauregard, in 1953 and, Theodore ""Red” Beauregard, in 1986. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at noon in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Albert ""Skip” Baltz, Pastor, will be the celebrant. A private graveside committal service and burial will follow in the family lot in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Brandon. Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Saturday before the service from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory, to the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center, Activities Fund for the Residents, 300 Pearl Street, Burlington, Vt. 05401 Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home of Brandon.
JOSEPH L. HAYDEN III PANTON — Joseph L. Hayden III of Panton died in Denver, Colo., on March 15. 2000. He was born Nov. 3, 1919, in New York City, the son of Joseph L. Jr. and Mildred Colegrove Hayden. He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1951 with a degree in horticulture and landscape architecture. Mr. Hayden was employed as city arborist in the Philadelphia area for several years and served as president of the Penn-Del Chapter of the American Shade Tree Conference. He also was an extension specialist for Penn State Extension Service. After retirement, he moved to Vermont and managed his Christmas tree plantation at Wind in the Willow Farm in Panton. He is survived by his wife, Doris, of Panton; one son, Joseph IV of Radcliff, Ky.; three daughters, Cheryl Hayden of Shirley, Mass., Lucinda Luckenbill of Wellsboro, Pa., and Anita Hayden of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward of Savannah, Ga.; and two nieces and a nephew. Services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2000, in the Vergennes Congregational Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William J. Richard Jr. officiating. There will be no visiting hours, but friends will have an opportunity to visit with the family after the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Library for the Blind, Berlin, Vt. 05602. Joe’s loved ones have committed their lives to the care and preservation of nature through his influence. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
RICHARD A. McDURFEE BURLINGTON — Richard A. McDurfee Sr., 72, of Burlington died in the Starr Farm Nursing Home on March 15, 2000, following a long illness. He was born in Brattleboro on June 15, 1927, the son of Arthur and Elizabeth (Rich) McDurfee. He was employed as an independent truck driver for many years. He is survived by his children, Richard A. and Donna McDurfee, Linda L. and Stanley Sargent, Pamela M. and Sparkie Robinson, David A. and Lori McDurfee, Deborah J. McDurfee, Kim Merling and Rick Ferris, Lynn Forant and Ed Gravel, and Bruce and Nancy Hazen; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three nieces; and one nephew. During his life, he most enjoyed summer vacations in Maine, flea markets, researching Vermont history and, most important, the association of his children. A prayer service will be held Friday,March 17, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, North Avenue, Burlington. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home from noon until the time of the prayer service. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Service, 934 North Ave., Burlington.

CORRECTION BURLINGTON — McDURFEE SR., Richard A. — Mistakenly omitted from yesterday’s obituary of Richard A. McDurfee Sr. was that he is also survived by one sister, Janice (Peg) Chalmers and her husband, Andy

RALPH R. O’BRYAN ADDISON — Ralph R. O’Bryan, 97, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at his home in Addison. He was born March 24, 1902, in Addison, the son of Charles and Martha (Clark) O’Bryan. Ralph was a member of the Addison Baptist Church. He owned and operated a farm in Addison for more than 75 years. He was a selectman in Addison for many years. Ralph is survived by his wife of 74 years, Grace (Raine) O’Bryan of Addison; a son, Loren O’Bryan and his wife, Nancy, of Addison; five grandchildren, Patrick O’Bryan, Stephen O’Bryan, Gregory O’Bryan and his wife, Debra, Diane and her husband, Barry Tracy, and Joanne O’Bryan; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces. Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Addison Baptist Church. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery at a later date. There will be no public calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Addison Baptist Church, Addison, Vt. 05491, or Addison Country Home Health Care Agency, Rte. 7, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.
EILEEN M. PROULX ESSEX JUNCTION — Eileen M. Proulx, 91, of Pinecrest Drive, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter, Elaine Kirby. She was born in Rouses Point, N.Y., on March 5, 1909, the daughter of the late Silas and Jennie (Rochester) Cheeseman. She was married to her first husband, Everett Ratta, the father of her three children. She later married Frank Proulx, who predeceased her in 1966. Mrs. Proulx owned and operated Proulx Market on Pinecrest Drive from 1963 to 1996. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and belonged to the Vermont Grocers Association. She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed the family reunions, picnics, parties and traveling. She is survived by her three children, Evelyn Casey of Burlington, Everett Ratta and his wife, Marcia, of San Diego, Calif., and Elaine Kirby and her husband, Howard, of Essex Junction; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Peggy Cheeseman; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special little buddy, Tyler Bean. She was also predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, John and James Cheeseman, Ethel Stowell Schaeffer and Marion Bushway. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. James Episcopal Church, 66 Lincoln St., Route 2A. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive.
ELIZABETH ""BETTY” STEARNS BRISTOL — Elizabeth ""Betty” Stearns, 87, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Clark’s Nursing Home in Vergennes. She was born Oct. 7, 1912, in Lincoln, the daughter of Frank and Mabel (Fenwick) Downer. Betty is survived by a daughter, Violet Smith of Bristol; a son, Martin and his wife, Ruth Stokes, of Florida; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol, Vt. 05443. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of arrangements.
March 16
MARILYNN STAHL ALEXANDER BURLINGTON — Marilynn Stahl Alexander, a Burlington attorney for more than four decades, died at her home on College Street on Thursday. Her daughter, Leigh of Charleston, S.C.; and her son, Ben of Olympia, Wash., were at her bedside. She is also survived by a granddaughter and two sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; and a son, Craig. Born in Nebraska in 1924, Mrs. Alexander earned degrees from the University of Nebraska in 1946 and the University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor in 1950. She was the first woman law school graduate admitted to the Vermont Bar, in 1955. Mrs. Alexander practiced law in New York City and Geneva, N.Y., before moving to Charlotte in 1954 with her husband, architect Eugene Alexander. Both practiced their professions in Charlotte and then in Burlington, where they raised their family. They shared an appreciation of classical music and contemporary arts and served in several community and cultural organizations. Mrs. Alexander participated enthusiastically in the state Democratic party with a group of young democrats who rejuvenated the party in the 1960s and ’70s, leading to the election of several Democrats to local, state and national offices. As an attorney, she assisted with rewriting the Vermont constitution. Mrs. Alexander was active in many organizations supporting the arts in Vermont. She was instrumental in establishing the Vermont Council on the Arts. She filled various posts with the Vermont Youth Orchestra, served as president of the Burlington Friends of Music, worked on the Lane Series and served as treasurer of the Vermont Alliance for the Arts in Education. Mrs. Alexander’s interests were wide-ranging, and she also was secretary of the Vermont chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and in recent years she contributed frequently to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Mrs. Alexander and her husband traveled widely in western Europe, northern Africa and the far East. In 1986, they established a second residence in southern Portugal, spending their winters there, where they welcomed visitors from Vermont and introduced them to a warm circle of international friends. Both groups will long remember her as a lightning solver of cryptic crossword puzzles and as a demon scrabble player. Contributions in Mrs. Alexander’s memory may be made to the Vermont Youth Orchestra or the Visiting Nurse Association. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FRANCIS E. ""PED” HASKINS RICHMOND — Francis E. ""Ped” Haskins, 65, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Copley Manor in Morrisville following several years of failing health. He was born in Burlington on July 10, 1934, the son of Rufus and Vella (Drinkwater) Haskins. He had served with the 131st Engineers Division of the Vermont Army National Guard. July 3, 1954, he married Beverly Wheelock in Huntington. ""Ped” was a truck driver for many area construction firms until his retirement. He was a member of the Huntington Jaycees and served as assistant chief of the Huntington Volunteer Fire Department for several years. He is survived by his wife, Beverly W. Haskins of Richmond; their three children, Michael Haskins and his fiancee, Jan, of Berlin, Valarie Haskins of Richmond, Todd Haskins and his wife, Rebecca, of Starksboro; six grandchildren, Kasey, Katie, ""Zeke,” Hilary, Cody and Rachel Haskins; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Haskins. The family would like to thank the staff of Copley Manor for their compassion and devotion to their loved one during these difficult years. Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 19, 2000, at 2:30 p.m. in Gifford Funeral Home, 33 Depot St., Richmond. Visiting hours are at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery in Huntington in the spring. Memorial gifts may be made to Richmond Rescue, P.O. Box 404, Richmond, Vt. 05477.
March 17
ROBERT K. BENT BRANDON — Robert K. Bent, 80, died Friday, March 17, 2000, in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury after a long illness. He was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Lincoln, the son of Morton and Louise (Kelton) Bent. He was an avid outdoorsman, by enjoying nature and the beauty of the woods. Robert is survived by a sister, Margery Wyman and her husband, Eldon of Brandon; two brothers, Daniel Bent of New Sharon, Maine, and Lewis Bent of Corinth, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Erwin Bent; and a sister, Margaret Bent. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln. Friends may call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the hour of the funeral. Contributions may be made to American Lung Association of Vermont, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt.05403.
LEONEL ""LEE” PHILAS CYR LEBANON, N.H. — Leonel ""Lee” Philas Cyr, born Oct. 28, 1931, passed away March 17, 2000, after a long battle, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Lee was born and grew up on a farm and worked hard all his life. He will long be remembered for his laughter and wonderful sense of humor. He loved to make people laugh and feel good. His sense of humor was with him until the very last day. Lee was most recently president of the Resident Council for several years at his community care facility at Lebanon Center Genesis Elder Care, where he so enriched everyone’s life. There will be a void there without him. It is often said that a person’s wealth is measured by his friends — Lee was a king! His greatest accomplishments, however, were his seven children, Debbie Kittell, Lisa Lumbra, Tim Cyr, Maria Ritchie, Lynn Cyr, Pam Cyr and Susanne McEwen. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Interment will follow, with full military honors, in the family lot in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, from 11 a.m. until the hour of the funeral. For those who wish to make contributions, please send donations to Resident Council Fund, c/o Linda Dion, Lebanon Center Genesis Elder Care, R.D. 1, Box 131K, Lebanon, N.H. 03766
AUDREY MARIE LUCIA WINOOSKI — Audrey Marie Lucia, 68, of Winooski died peacefully at her home Friday, March 17, 2000. She was born in Winooski on Dec. 14, 1931, the daughter of the late Eugene and Anna (Savoy) Greenough. She was a graduate of Burlington High School and Goddard College. She was married in Burlington on March 7, 1959, to Joseph E. Lucia. Audrey was employed in the area for many years, at Abraham’s, in the photography department; with the Head Start Program in Winooski; the Vermont Sweater Company; the Granite State Marketing Company, in the research department; and with the Burlington Free Press as a carrier for more than 20 years. Audrey is survived by her husband of 41 years, Joseph E. Lucia I of Winooski; five children, Ann Marie Edson and her husband, Thomas, of Winooski and Florida, Katherine Marie Lucia of Orlando, Fla., Dennis Lucia of Winooski, Joseph E. Lucia II and his wife, Barbra, of Burlington, Glenn Lucia and his wife, Melissa, of St. Albans; five grandchildren, Amy, David, Scott, Thomas Jr. and Robert; three great-grandchildren; one uncle, Lawrence Savoy of Burlington; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Greenough. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at noon with the Rev. Gerald Bombardier to officiate in the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski. Interment will be in Fort Allen Cemetery in Colchester in the spring. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
JOHN L. QUINTIN ESSEX CENTER — John L. Quintin, 49, died peacefully in the loving arms of his family and friends Friday, March 17, 2000, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston following a short illness. He was born in Colchester on June 13, 1950, the son of the late Ovila and Juliette (Herbert) Quintin. He attended Rice Memorial High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Marines, where he served in Vietnam for four years as a radio operator. He was married March 3, 1973, to Linda (Laramee). Before his illness,he was employed at IBM. John had many hobbies and interests such as hunting, fishing, cooking, mud bogging, music and playing guitar with his friends and family, and watching sports, especially his favorite football team, the New England Patriots. John was also a very hard worker who took great pride in anything that he did. He was a very loving husband, father and friend, and he had a heart of gold. He is survived by two daughters, Angela Quintin of Colchester, and Shannon Quintin of Essex Center; lifelong friend Linda Laramee of Colchester; two brothers, Philip and Albert Quintin of Essex Center; four sisters, Alice Parrow of Burlington, Del and her husband, Bud LaCasse, of Arkansas, Cora and Bill Martin of Essex, and Roselie and her husband, Lauren Paquette, of Massachusetts; two sisters-in-law, Alida and Ruth Quintin, both of Colchester; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. He was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest and Paul Quintin; one sister, Laura (Quintin) Fleming and her son, Paul; and one sister-in-law, Theresa Quintin and her son, Michael. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Richmond. Interment will be in the spring in Maplewood Cemetery in Huntington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 12 Hurricane Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be Monday, March 20, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc. 132 Main St., Winooski.
GEORGE R. SORRELL GRANDE ISLE — George R. Sorrell, 58, passed away Friday, March 17, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care after a 30-year battle with heart disease. He was born Aug. 9, 1941, in Burlington, the son of George L. and Gladys (Rock) Sorrell. He had been employed at IBM for 20 years and later worked a A & B Beverage in Grande Isle for several years. He was very active with the Grande Isle Fire Department, having been chief for more than 10 years, and had held most of the other offices. He had been a parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Grande Isle for most of his life. George was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. When his ailment kept him from going any longer, he took up his video camera and captured many beautiful nature scenes, a new-found hobby which gave him much joy. He leaves his wife of 40 years, Cynthia (Bruce) Sorrell of Grande Isle; four children and their spouses: Robin and Minj Sorrell of South Hero, Scott and Jennifer Sorrell of Essex Junction, Wendy Sorrell of Hinesburg, and Julie and Chad Poland of Willliston; three much-loved grandsons, Dylan and Brian Sorrell and Deagan Poland; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean and Jack Perry of Grande Isle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 20, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church in Grande Isle. Spring interment will be in Grande Isle Cemetery. Visiting hours are Sunday in the church hall from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to either the Grande Isle Fire Dept. or Grande Isle Rescue. Arrangements are in the care of Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, Burlington.
PEARL R. (LUTHER) WHITCOMB STOWE — Pearl Ruby (Luther) Whitcomb, 77, of Mountain Road, Stowe, passed away in Copley Hospital in Morrisville on Friday, March 17, 2000. She was born in Craftsbury on Oct. 23, 1922, the daughter of the late Elwin and Florence (Mason) Luther. For 18 years, she owned and operated Whitcomb’s Grocery on Wolcott Street in Hardwick. She is survived by a son, Ronald Whitcomb and his wife, Elaine, of West Woodbury; a daughter, Charmaine ""Sherry” Lefebvre and her husband, Michael, of Northfield; two sisters, Rebecca Daniels of Greensboro, and Madeline Goyeneche of Arizona; three grandchildren, Gordon ""Jay” Whitcomb and his wife, Karen, Dana Collette and Melissa Collette; one great-grandson, Hunter Whitcomb; two very special family members, Victor Collette and Tom Savage; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers, Mike and Woody Luther. Visiting hours will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no funeral service. A graveside service for friends and relatives will be held in the spring in the Branch Cemetery in Craftsbury and announced at a later date. Contributions may be made in Pearl’s memory to the Lamoille Country Home Health Agency, 55 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Brooklyn Street, Morrisville.
March 18
GEORGE ""THE MOUNTAIN MAN” BESSETTE SR GRANDE ISLE — George ""The Mountain Man” Bessette Sr., 80, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 18, 2000, in Fanny Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Colchester, the son of Joseph and Mary (Peturia) Bessette. George was a retired farmer and had also retired from the Essex Junction School District. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially just being in the mountains of Vermont breathing the fresh, crisp air. He enjoyed playing the bones and the harmonica, gardening, and making moonshine. He leaves his wife, Theresa; his son George ""Butch” Bessette Jr. and his wife, Maureen; his daugher Susan Wright; his sisters, Helen Lavee, Betty Bessette and Florence Wolcott; his brothers, Joseph Jr., Edward, Robert and Raymond; grandchildren, Rebecca Lynne Bessette, Angel Mulliss, and Debbie, Donna, David and Dianne Lang; and many nieces and nephews; as well as many close friends. He was predeceased by two brothers; Victor and John Bessette; and two sisters, Hazel Bessette and Isabelle Griffiths. Visiting hours are Wednesday in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall in South Hero from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A funeral Mass will follow in the church at 11 a.m. Those wishing may send memorial contributions to the Grande Isle Rescue Squad. Arrangements are by the Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, Burlington.
JULIA BRECZKO FAIRFAX/LIBERTY, N.Y. — Julia Breczko, 84, a resident of VerDelle Village, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, in Northwestern Medical Center. Julia is survived by her daughter, Kathryn and her husband, Lyle Quackenbush, of Fairfax; and other family members. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 15, 2000, at 3 p.m. in the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Gifts in Julia’s memory may be made to the Activities Fund of VerDelle Village, Sheldon Road, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.
GRACE R. CLOSSEY RICHFORD — Grace R. Clossey, 99, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, in the Verdelle Village ECF in St. Albans. She was born April 16, 1900, in Sweetsburg, Quebec, the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Kirk) Clossey. Miss Clossey had been a resident of Richford since 1928 and was a former resident of Stamford, Conn. She had been employed as a nurse’s aide in area nursing homes. She is survived by a nephew, Lindsey Bickford of New Westminser, British Columbia; a niece, Evelyn Dicks of Allentown, Pa.; and a very dear friend, Edna Wright of Richford. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Bickford; and a brother George Clossey. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Spears Funeral Home, 140 Main St., Richford. Interment will be in thet spring in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dunham, Quebec.
LAWRENCE E. GEVRY ADDISON — Lawrence E. Gevry, 85, died peacefully Saturday, March 18, 2000, at his home. He was born Nov. 28, 1914, in Actonvale, Quebec, the son of Valmore and Angela (LaFontaine) Gevry. His family moved from Canada when Lawrence was 14 years old. He attended schools in Addison and Vergennes. He was a longtime dairy farmer in Addison until he retired in 1996. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 61 years, Cecile (Laframboise) Gevry; a daughter, Joyce and Joe Tarte of Addison; five sons, Roger and Joanne, David, and Rheal and Gail, all of Addison, Leo of Bridport, and Bernard and Jennie of North Ferrisburg; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; four brothers, Gerard, Louis, Paul, and Robert; nine sisters, Colombe Cousineau, Bridget Cousino, Yvette Field, Alice Cousino, Aline Kirk, Claire Aube, Susan Gamache, Joanne Dusten, and Cecile Young; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Roland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in St. Peter Cemetery in Vergennes. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Addison Fire Dept., Addison, Vt. 05491; Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, Vt. 05491; Addison County Home Health Care Agency, Route 7, Middlebury, Vt. 05753; or a charity of one’s choice.

CORRECTION ADDISON — GEVRY, Lawrence E. — A sister, Suzanne Gamache. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Vergennes. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes will be in charge of arrangements

JASON JOSEPH ”JAY” JOHNSTON JERICHO — Jason Johnston, 24, died in a car accident March 18, 2000. He was born May 1975, the son of Joseph and Lucinda (Blanchard) Johnston. He graduated from Mount Mansfield Union High School in 1993. The same year, he received a diploma in carpentry at Essex Vocational. After school, he was employed by Sweeney & Belisle, where he made good friends and enjoyed his job, and he helped out on the family dairy farm. Jason joined the U.S. Marines in 1994 -1999. He spent four years as a weapons specialist including a Mediterranean tour, where he was involved in the former Yugoslavia conflict. Recently being discharged from service, he was working in Charlotte, N.C., at Ogden Aviational Services. He was happy there and really enjoyed life and the friendships he made throughout North and South Carolina. He was very energetic, happy and usually had a smile. We will miss that smile, along with the humor, and his mom will miss reading his poetry. He liked hunting and outdoor sports of all types, recently taking an interest in rodeo. Jay will be missed greatly by everyone’s life that he touched. He was blessed with many friends and family. He is survived by his mother, Lucinda Davis and his stepfather, Dean C. Davis; his father, Joseph Johnston, of Swanton; his brother, Anthony Johnston and his wife, Vicki and their son, Jason, of Columbus, Ga; an aunt, Mindy Carlson of Burlington; his grandmother, Elaine Blanchard of Lyndonville; his paternal grandmother, Vera Johnston of Clifton Heights, Pa.; two uncles, William Johnston of Hinesville, Ga., and John Johnston of Upper Darby, Pa.; two aunts, Linda Hardik of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Debra Lynn Grisaf of Upper Darby, Pa; several cousins in Pennsylvania; and his best friends, Chad Pitkin of Rock Hill, S.C., Chris Beloin and Kirk Roberge of Jericho, April Mitchell of Texas and Jason Barube of Colorado. We were all blessed to have him in our lives. Services are to be held in the Church of the Rock in St. Albans. (Route 104, 1/4 mile south of Collins Perly Sports Center). The service will be Thursday, March 30, 2000, at 1 p.m. Arrangements are by Levesque Funeral Home in St. Albans. Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Make-a-Wish Foundation.
MILDRED (CHASE) MARVIN RICHMOND, Vt./ELLENVILLE, N.Y. — Mildred (Chase) Marvin, 97, of Ellenville, N.Y., and Richmond, Vt., died March 18, 2000, at the home of her daughter Carol in Richmond. She was born on Aug. 25, 1902, in Brainardsville, N.Y., the daughter of Charles and Katherine (Gaines) Chase, but lived most of her life in Ellenville. She moved to Vermont in the mid-80s to be near her daughter and family. She is survived by her four daughters and their families, Carol Adams of Richmond, Mildred Schinman of Seattle, Katherine Manzano of San Francisco, and Linda Hastie of Boston. A memorial service will be held in the summer in Brainardsville, N.Y.
BRENDAN GILBERT PARADIS ISLAND POND — Mr. Brendan Gilbert Paradis, 78, of Paradis Mountain Road in Island Pond died peacefully after a long illness, with his family at his side, March 18, 2000, at his home. He was born July 30, 1921, in Island Pond, a son of Herve and Alice (White) Paradis. Mr. Paradis graduated from St. Mary’s Convent in Island Pond and later served a short tour in the U.S. Navy. In June 1945, he married the former Ruby Ovitt, who predeceased him in 1980; and Jan. 6, 1991, he married Alice Mary Laitres, who survives him. Brendan was a conductor engineer for the Canadian National Railroad for 41 years. He was a member of the United Train Workers Union. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, water skiing in his younger years, walking in the woods and, most of all, the railroad. He is survived by his wife, Alice Paradis of Island Pond; his children, Brenda Farrington and her husband, Carl, of Hinesburg, Gilbert Paradis and his friend, Gail, of Lyndonville, Michael Paradis and his wife, Gloria, of Newport, and Jacinta Jones and her husband, Bill, of Derby Line; his stepchildren, Mary Anne Field of Maryland, Barbara Jean Worth of Williston, Catherine Irvine of Cropwell, Ala., Susan Perron of Wells, Maine, and Stanley James Field of Jeffersonville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Edmond Paradis of Columbia, S.C.; and a sister, Dorann Goulet of Hartford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Paradis; and a sister, Geraldine Heath. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire, contributions in Brendan’s memory may be made to the Orleans-Essex VNA and Hospice Inc., 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vt. 05855. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes Inc., locally family-owned and operated.
March 19
GLADYS KAY BAKER LYNDONVILLE — Gladys Kay Baker, 57, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, of complications resulting from an automobile accident in 1992, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Steamboat Springs, Colo., on Nov. 11, 1942, the daughter of Thomas and Alta (Litton) King. Kay grew up in Burlington and was active in music as a soloist in many area churches and the recipient of several musical honors. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in political science in 1988. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Burlington. She is survived by a daughter, Wendy Hovey of Victory; a son, Christopher Baker of Norfolk, Va.; two grandchildren; her parents, Thomas and Alta King of Williston; one sister, Carol Fitzgerald and her husband, Robert, of Colchester; and her former husband, Sidney Baker of Norfolk,Va. A private family service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in her memory to the Flynn Theatre For The Performing Arts, 153 Main Street, Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington.
FRED JOHN BESSETTE -  ESSEX CENTER — Fred John Bessette, 64, left to be with our Savior, March 19, 2000, following a long illness. He was born in Burlington, on Oct. 6, 1935, the son of the late George and Celesta Bessette. He served in the Vermont Army National Guard from 1951 until 1970, where he earned numerous citations. He worked for South Burlington Fire Department for 23 years (Captain), Essex Junction Fire Department (volunteer for ten years), Essex Fire Department (volunteer for ten years, Assistant Chief) Fred joined the Knights of Columbus in 1961, and was a 3rd and 4th Degree member. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. Fred is survived by his wife, Beverly and their children and grandchildren, Michael and Tracie Bessette and their son David of Essex Center; Brenda and Ray Astillero and their children Martina and Ramon of Jericho; Fred Jr. and Lucie Bessette and their children Justin, Hillary and Victoria of Westford; Sylvia and Bob Toscanno of Toms River, N.J., Joanne and Mac Peters and their daughter Danielle of Burlington, Joseph and Tricia Bessette and their children Megan and Macie Jo of South Hero; and great-granddaughter, Tiana Valyou of Jericho. He was predeceased by an infant son, Jeffery Bessette. The family would like to express special thanks to: Dr. Peter Gunther, Dr. Paul Unger and staff, Dr. Glenn Boulder, Dr. Peter Swift, Hospice of the Champlain Valley Nurses: Julia Hardiff, Jean Lumbra and Linda McMeekin A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the St. Pius The Tenth Catholic Church in Essex Center. Interment will be later in the spring in the Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, Winooski, Vt.
RICHARD ""DICK” COUNTER CHARLOTTE — Richard ""Dick” Counter died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born on Dec. 27, 1922, in New Haven, the son of Robert and Gertrude (Delory) Counter. Dick lived in Charlotte the last 56 years and was an antique dealer since 1963. He worked on moving the Ticonderoga boat from Lake Champlain to its resting place at The Shelburne Museum. Dick worked as a carpenter and in construction for many years. He also enjoyed weekly card games with friends, rides, auctions and yard sales. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Geneva (Marble); his three children, sons, Dale Counter and friend Lucia Larabee, David and friend Ruthie Gokey, and daughter, Marie Counter; grandchildren, Deborah Counter and friend John Goodspeed, Melissa and husband Brian Fortin, Kirk and Amy Counter, Derrick and Kevin Counter; three great-grandsons, Jonathanand Joshua Fortin and Kevin Counter; brother, Robert and wife Margerette Counter; sisters, Eleanor Counter, Dorothy Counter and Beatrice Counter; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Beatrice Marble and their children; many cousins; and friends. He will be missed by all. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 23, at 11 a.m. in the Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the family.
ALFRED H. FROEHLICH  – COLCHESTER — Alfred H. Froehlich, 61, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born in East Hartford, Conn., on Jan. 7, 1939, the son of the late Alfred and Corrine (Neales) Froehlich. He married Theresa Choiniere in 1956 in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Alfred was a fire fighter with the Burlington Fire Department until his retirement as lieutenant in 1988 after complications from open heart surgery. He was a member of the Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. No. 916 for eight years and a member of Holy Cross parish in Colchester. He is survived by his wife, Terrie of Colchester; two sons, Alfred Jr. of Colorado, and Scott of Colchester; five daughters, Hope and her husband, Paul Costella, of St. Albans, Bonnie and her husband, Irving, of Williston, Candy Froehlich of Vergennes, Debbie and Kelly Froehlich, both of Milton; one brother, Donald Froehlich and his wife, Joy, of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Esther Choiniere of Highgate; brothers-in-law Gerald Choiniere and his wife, Debbie, of Highgate, Richard Sweeney and his wife, Jeannette, of Swanton; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church in Colchester. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alfred’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05601-1452, dedicated to the cure of cancer. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
COLIN N. HANCE RICHFORD — Colin N. Hance, 55, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans following a brief illness. He was born in East Franklin, Aug, 1, 1944, the son of Nelson and Agatha (Guthrie) Hance. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg. Friends are invited to call on the family Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
MARION MILLER PARKER MARVIN ESSEX JUNCTION/SHELBURNE — Marion Miller Parker Marvin passed away on March 19, 2000, in Wake Robin in Shelburne. She was born on Sept. 2, 1905, in Williston, the youngest daughter of Ruel and Laura Miller Parker. She was educated at Muddy Brook Rural School, graduating from Burlington High School in 1923. Marion received her degree in education from the University of Vermont in 1927. While at UVM, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and was one of the first women to earn the varsity ""V” in athletics, having been an active member of basketball, soccer, hockey and rifle teams. After graduation, she taught at Stowe High School. In 1928, she married Lawrence ""Doc” Marvin of Essex Junction, where she resided until moving the Wake Robin in July 1994. During Marion’s early lifetime she was active in the First congregational Church in Essex Junction, having served as president of the Ladies Social Union. She was a Girl Scout and Brownie Troop Leader, member of the Essex Junction Women’s Club and held offices in the Vermont Federation of Women’s Clubs, member of the Red Cross, Pi Phi Mother’s Club at UVM and was a member of the Mary Fletcher Hospital Auxiliary. Marion also was a charter member of the Vermont Chapter of Daughters of the Colonial Wars and of the Chittenden County Historical Society, and a member of the Vermont Historical Society. She volunteered at the Brownell Library in Essex Junction for many years. Marion was the family genealogist, keeping meticulous records of the family generations. Her oral history of growing up in Williston was very special to her family and friends. She was an active participant in helping run the two family farms in Essex Junction. Marion is survived by her husband, Doc; two daughters, Martha ""Marty” Kelley and her husband, David, of Essex Junction and Spring Hill, Fla., and Lois of Mount Dora, Fla., and her husband, Gordon Garvey; a niece, Cynthia Fischer of South Burlington and her husband, Edmund; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters, Laura Meredith (Mrs. L.D.) and Dorothy Parker Alling (Mrs. Frank). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in Marion’s memory to the Dorothy Parker Alling Memorial Library of Williston or the Brownell Library of Essex Junction. A memorial service at Wake Robin and burial in the family plot in Lakeview Cemetery will be held in May. Shelburne Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, in charge of arrangements.
ARNOLD P. PAROT HYDE PARK — Arnold P. Parot, 88, a lifelong resident of Hyde Park passed away Sunday evening, March 19, 2000, in Genesis Eldercare in Morrisville. He was born March 10, 1912, in Colchester, the son of the late Fred and May Lillian (LaMott) Parot. As a young man, he hauled gravel for the town of Hyde Park and also drove his own milk route until the late 1940s. It was in 1945 that his extra hard work would earn his his lifelong dream of purchasing and owing his own farm. He also married the former Effie Lila Jones on July 14, 1945. He owned and operated his dairy farm in Hyde Park for many years and always stayed located within walking distance of his parents farm where he was first introduced the the farming life he loved so much. He was predeceased by his wife, Effie, in August of 1979. He is survived by, a son, John Parot and his wife, Jeanette, of Morrisville; three sisters, Sylvia Nolan and her husband, Donald, of Underhill, Grace LaBelle of North Hyde Park, Arlene Allen and Reginald Tatro of Waterville; one granddaughter, Effie Mary Parot of Morrisville; many nieces and nephews; and a very special loving and caring friend and companion, Irene Culver of Hyde Park. Visiting hours will be held at the White-Fiess Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, March 22, 2000, from 7-9. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 23, 2000, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Jedediah Hyde Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Arnold’s memory to The Vermont Alzheimer’s Association, 338 River Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Brooklyn Street, Fairfax.
ROSE R. POISSANT ALBURG — Mrs. Rose R. Poissant, 92, a resident of this community for most of her lifetime died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Rose was born in Embrum, Ontario, Canada, Nov.16, 1907, the daughter of the late Philias and Amanda (Clavelle) Rochon. On Oct. 29, 1928, she married J. Dolphis Poissant who predeceased her, Sept. 27, 1988. Rose was active in her community as a longtime member of Saint Amadeus Parish and an honorary member of the Saint Amadeus Council of Catholic Women. She also belonged to the Island in The Sun Senior Citizens Inc., and was a Friend of the Alburg Library. She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing Bingo as well as many happy hours playing cards with her friends at Pine Manor. She will always be remembered for her delicious apple pies. Rose was an inspiration to all her family with her positive and optimistic outlook on life. Rose’s family extends to five generations. Her survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Calvin Mumley of Alburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard and Betty Poissant of Alburg and Paul and Ann Poissant of Easton, Md.; two sisters, Alice Brow of Alburg and Florence Metivier of Burlington; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leo and Gladys Poissant of Burlington; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Roland and Ralph Rochon; and two sisters, Lucy Brow and Yvonne Faubert; and a great-grandson, Eric Tatro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 23, 2000, at 11 a.m. from Saint Amadeus Church. The celebrant will be the pastor Father Maurice U. Boucher SSE. Interment will follow in the family lot in Saint Amadeus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Wednesday evening, March 22, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Rose’s memory may be made to the Alburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, in care of Terry Tatro, Alburg, 05440, or to the Alburg Public Library, in care of Marybelle Singer, Alburg, 05440
EARL WILLIAM ""BILL” VIERLING COLCHESTER — Earl William ""Bill” Vierling, 51, a lifelong resident of the Burlington area, passed away unexpectedly as a result of cardiac disease, in Colchester. He was born in Burlington on May 31, 1948, the son of Earl and Pauline (Proulx) Vierling. He was a graduate of Burlington High School, Class of 1966. He then attended Franklin Institute of Boston, Mass., graduating in 1971. He was a former member of the Vermont Army National Guard. Bill had been employed as an engineer with Hazelett-Strip Casting Corp. for over 25 years until his early retirement due to his health. He was a member of the North Avenue Alliance Church in Burlington. Bill was an avid sports enthusiast including skiing, softballl, hunting and fishing, auto racing and, most of all, sailing. He obtained his U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license in June 1992. He was devoted to his fily, and his greatest joy was to be among family and close friends. He is survived by one son, Chad William Vierling; and his mother, Debbie Miller-Vierling of Winooski; his father, Earl E. Vierling and his wife, Delores, of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; one sister, Patricia Vierling-Senderoff and her husband, Steve; one niece, Sharon Miner Chanpimol and her husband, Suchai; one nephew, Shawn Louis Miner and his wife, Julie and their families, all of the Wilmington, Del., area. Bill was predeceased by his mother, Pauline Vierling, in 1981. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. For those who wish, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be held Monday rom 6 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
LAWRENCE A. WRIGHT WASHINGTON D.C. — Senior Judge Lawrence A. Wright of the United States Tax Court died peacefully from complications of cancer on March 19, 2000, in Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. Judge Wright was born on Dec. 25, 1927, in Eustus, Maine. He entered the U.S. Army as a private in 1945; Judge Wright retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 1978 as a colonel in the Judge Advocate Branch. His military awards included the Legion of Merit. Judge Wright earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in 1953, a law degree from Georgetown University in 1956, and a masters in law in taxation degree from Boston University Law School in 1962. From 1957 to 1969, he was senior trial counsel for the IRS in Boston. He served as Tax Commissioner for the State of Vermont from 1969 through 1971. During his administration the Vermont sales tax was enacted, and he was responsible for its implementation. He joined the law firm of Gravel, Shea & Wright, Ltd., where he practiced law until his 1984 appointment to the Tax Court. During his fourteen years in Vermont, he served The Boy Scout Council of Vermont and was awarded the Silver Beaver. He enjoyed his sailboat on Lake Champlain with his family and friends. President Reagan appointed Judge Wright to the American Battle Monuments Committee in 1981, which he served until his appointment to the United States Tax Court. He took the oath of office to the U.S. Tax Court on Oct. 30, 1984, and assumed senior status on Nov. 1, 1996. Judge Wright is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Avis F. Leahy; his brother, Linwood F. Wright of New Sharon, Maine; his five sons, Michael of Jericho, Vt., David of Annapolis, Md., James of Montpelier, France, Stephen of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Douglas of San Francisco, Calif.; and six grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Benjamin, Cameron, Wendy, and Callie. Memorial services were held at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home Inc. in Annapolis, Md., on March 23, 2000. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 3, 2000, at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Falmouth, Maine, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Unit 110, P.O. Box 4203, Annapolis, Md. 21403.
March 20
MARJORIE H. FOLINAS HOLLY HILL, Fla. — Mrs. Marjorie H. Folinas, 95, formerly of 1237 Daytona Avenue, Holly Hill, Florida, died peacefully at Ormond Memorial Hospital, Ormond Beach, Florida, on Monday evening, March 20, 2000. She was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on Nov. 7, 1904, the daughter of John R. L. and Sarah L. (Echols) Williams. She received her education in Carlsbad and on June 30, 1925, she was married to Achilles C. Folinas. In 1926, they moved to Montpelier, Vermont, where they made their home and raised their family. Marjorie Folinas and her husband owned and operated Pine’s Restaurant in Montpelier, Vermont, from 1935 through the 1950s. In 1955, they moved to Pompano Beach, Florida, and, in 1969, retired to Holly Hill , Florida. In 1975, they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary, and had six more years together before her husband, Achilles C., died in 1981. Mrs. Folinas celebrated her 90th birthday in 1994 at her home in Holly Hill surrounded by family and friends. In August 1995, she became a resident of Ormond Beach Healthcare Center. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Ormond Beach. During her later years she was faithfully ministered to at home, and later in the nursing home, by the pastor and members of the parish. Marjorie H. Folinas is survived by her daughter, Sister Helen Folinas, of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Regional Community of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont; her son, George A. Folinas and his wife, Kathleen, of South Daytona; one granddaughter, Marjorie H. (Folinas) Carlton and her husband Robert, of Port Orange; one grandson, George W. Folinas and his wife, Gail, of Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey; and great-grandchildren, Renee and Bobby Carlton, and Theodore and Geordie Folinas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 23, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Prince of Peace Church, Ormond Beach, Florida, with interment to follow in Volusia Memorial Park Ormond Beach. Visiting hours will be one hour before the funeral at 10 a.m. at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Ormond Beach.
KATHRYN (DOWER) GREER JUPITER, Fla./WILLISTON, Vt. — Kathryn (Dower) Greer, 79, died Monday, March 20, 2000, in the Hospice of Palm Beach County in Jupiter, Fla, following a brief illness. She was born in Montpelier, Vt., July 22, 1920, the daughter of Frederick and Agnes Dower. She graduated from St. Michaels High School and attended Katherine Gibbs and Trinity College. She raised six children and assisted her husband, Earl, with his businesses; The Greers House of Dry Cleaning and Mills and Greer Sporting Goods. She was involved with the Burlington Garden Club and the Trinity College Alumni Association. She had been a resident of Jupiter, Fla., for five years, coming from 48 years in Williston, Vt. She is survived by her husband, Earl B. Greer of Jupiter, Fla.; six children, Kathryn Agel and her husband, Saul, Susan Greer, Fred Greer and his wife, Gail, William Greer and his wife, Sharon, Richard Greer, Jory Curran and her husband, Dennis; 14 grandchildren, Sally and Jason Agel, Noah Greer, Matthew and Hannah Greer, Billy and Bayley Greer, Dana Begins, Jesse and Luke Curran; stepgrandchildren, Randy Gaetano, Jeremiah, Matthew and Zachary Cook; her sister, Elizabeth Sargent and her husband, Ray, and her daughters, Linda Seavey and Sandra Forte. Visiting hours will be Thursday, March 23, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 24, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Williston, with interment following in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington. It was Kathryn’s request that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 11 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Friends who wish, may send condolences to 146 West Village Way, Jupiter, Fla. 33458.
ADRIENNE M. HAMELIN TUCSON, Ariz./BURLINGTON, Vt. — Adrienne M. Hamelin, 88, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Burlington, Vt., passed away on March 20, 2000, after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband Mitchell; two brothers; three sisters of Sudbury, Ontario, one sister, Evanceline LeBrun of Burlington, Vt.; and one grandson-in-law, David Blair. She is survived by her sons, Allen, and Gerald and wife Linda of Tucson; three granddaughters, Victoria (Paul) Clancy of Las Vegas, Nev., Allison (Jeff) Muzzy and Stacy Blair of Tucson; four great-grandsons, Ryan Clancy, Joshua, Bradley and Tyler Muzzy; and several stepgrandchildren; and step great-grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service and inturnment will be held in Burlington, Vt., this summer.
ALTON E. LONGE MONTGOMERY CENTER — Alton E. Longe, 73, died Monday, March 20, 2000. He was born Sept. 10, 1926, the son of the late Ernest and Estella (Hoague) Longe. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 in St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Montgomery Center. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Swanton. Friends may call at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg, Tuesday evening from 6 to 9.
NICHOLAS RAKOCHY WILLISTON — Nicholas Rakochy, 77, of Burlington died Monday, March 20, 2000, at the Vermont Respite House, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Hudson, N.Y. on Sept. 23, 1922, son of the late Theodore and Anna (Hawryluk) Rakochy. He married Anita Joan ""MaryAnn” Palm on June 28, 1969, in Burlington. Nick graduated from Fanwood School for the Deaf in White Plains, N.Y. He worked 20 years for McCalls Refrigeration in Hudson until the company moved to the midwest. He and his wife moved to Burlington in 1975; he worked an additional 14 years for Digital Corp. until he retired. Nick was known by many as a warm and kind man. He was always walking his faithful companion, Jack. He spent many hours reading historical books on the Revolutionary War period. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Anita of Burlington; a daughter, Villa Rakochy and her husband, Joel Waitt of Burlington; a son, Theodore of Shelburne; a sister, Mary Tackach of Upper Saddle River, N.J.; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Cook of Essex Junction, and Laura E. Parker of Irvine, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Francis H. Palm and his wife, Flora of Burlington; several nieces, nephews and cousins, especially, Olga Urban and her husband, Adam, and Katherine Schupp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson, N.Y. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85, North Winooski Ave. today from 5 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Nick’s memory to the Children’s Miracle Network, 611 St. Joseph’s Avenue, Marshfield, Wis. 54449. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors
OLIVE E. RANSOM RICHMOND — Miss Olive E. Ransom, 80, of Brownway Residence died Monday, March 20, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. Olive was born on Dec. 22, 1919, in Jericho. She was the youngest daughter of Edwin and Ella (Meikle) Ransom. She was educated in the Jericho schools and also graduated from the University of Vermont in 1942. Olive worked for the Vermont Conference-United Church of Christ for 14 years. In 1970, she received her master’s degree in library science from SUNY-Albany. In 1970, she became a very dedicated assistant librarian at the New York State Library-Albany. She retired in 1983 and returned to the Burlington area. Olive was an avid reader, historian, storyteller, and chocolate lover. She also loved to travel and got great enjoyment from swimming. Olive is survived by her nieces, Margaret Ransom and Mildred Bearor of St. Albans; nephews Robert and Nancy Ransom of Essex Center, and Richard and Dale of Williston; many grandnieces and grandnephews; and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents; sister Mary; and brothers Hugh, Gordon, Donald and Ronald. She was also predeceased by her nephew, Alan and his wife; and Olive’s very good friend, Marion. A special thank you to the staff at Brownway Residence for their love and care given to Olive during her stay there. In accordance with Olive’s wishes, there will be no flowers and no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 24, at 1 p.m. in the First Congregational Church in Jericho Center, Vt. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Organ Fund, Richmond Old Church c/o Denise Barnard, Jonesville Estates, Jonesville, Vt. 05466. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, Vt., is in charge of arrangements.
March 21
LYNETTE MOCK ANDERSON BALTIMORE, Md. — Lynette Mock Anderson, a social worker, died suddenly March 21, 2000, from a brain hemorrhage. Born in 1933, she grew up in Baltimore, Md., graduated from Wellesley College and completed her MSW at Smith College. In 1959, Lynette married the Rev. Wallace Anderson and continued to do social work in the various communities where Mr. Anderson was pastor for 37 years. A woman of great energy and strong social convictions, she worked with families of hospital patients, with foster children and young people at the Baird Center and with inner city teenagers and Navy Submarine Corps families. After retirement, Lynette and her husband moved to Baltimore where she quickly immersed herself in the political, cultural and community life of the city. At her death, she was active in civic improvement organizations, education programs, the local garden club and the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church. Lynette was an outspoken champion of public transportation and an avid writer of letters to newspapers, corporate executives and city, state, and federal representatives. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Peter, of Chenaux, Switzerland; a brother; two sisters, Gillian Brent and Peggy Obrecht; much-loved in-laws; many nieces and nephews and their children. Her older son, David, died in 1992. Lynette’s zest for life, commitment to people and causes will be remembered and cherished by those who knew her. The hundreds of spring bulbs she planted in the gardens she made and loved over the years will long be appreciated by those who did not have that honor. Contributions in Lynette’s name may be made to the Congregational Church of Middlebury. For those who wish to write her family, the address is 1333 Bolton Street, Baltimore, Md. 21217.
ERNEST I. BRUNTON WATERBURY CENTER/STOWE — Ernest I Brunton, 91, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. He was born in Montgomery, on Nov. 22, 1908, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Aaron and Geneva ""Deuso” Brunton. Ernest grew up in Montgomery and at the age of 14 he started work at the ""Atlas Plywood” veneer mill in Montgomery and in 1929, moved to Waterbury to work for the Waterbury Veneer Mill. Ernest married Edith Louise Touchette on Sept. 21, 1931, in Waterbury. In May of 1944, they moved to Stowe Hollow where they purchased and operated a 180 acre farm known as the ""Grand View Farm. In 1952, they started to take in skiers and summer guests and operated their farm as a bed and breakfast until Ernest’s retirement in 1973. After his retirement Ernest and Edith moved to Waterbury Center where he was known to be a tireless groundskeeper and handyman. Ernest is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edith Brunton; his sister-in-law, Rossana Brunton of Montgomery; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; his five brothers; and four sisters. Visiting hours will be held at the Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe on Thursday, March 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. A High Mass will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Stowe on Friday, March 24, at 11 a.m. An interment will take place at a later date in the spring at the Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe. The Stafford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
THOMAS VINCENT KELLY BURLINGTON/MILTON — Tom Kelly, 40, quietly left this life March 21, 2000, at his home on Lake Road. Tom and his twin brother were born Dec. 10, 1959, in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Tom is the son of Charles Kelly of New Mexico and Betty Jane Maynard of Connecticut; and stepson of Willis Maynard of Connecticut. When the family moved to Voluntown, Conn., Tom attended Killingly Vocational High School, studying animal husbandry. Tom was very active in the New London County 4-H Sheep Club and the Future Farmers of America. He was awarded the FFA National Bronze Medal, named State FFA Farmer and served as chapter president. During this time, Tom maintained a flock of Hampshire sheep that won many local, state and regional awards. While still in high school, he was selected to judge the sheep and goat show at the state fair, making him the youngest person ever selected for this honor. Tom graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1981 with letters of commendation from the Dean for his outstanding work. After college, Tom became a professional shepherd. His talents brought him to Shelburne, where he managed the breeding program for a large Suffolk sheep farm. This breeding program produced several national champions as well as numerous state and regional champions under Tom’s direction. In the mid-1990s, Tom joined forces with a friend, Dan Connor of Colchester, to create Elite Suffolks at Lambsquarter Farm. In a very short time, Elite Suffolks were winning championships and premier breeder awards throughout the United States. Tom is survived by his partner in life, Tyler Atwood; his twin brother, Charles R. Kelly; sisters Susie and Heather, all of Tennessee; brother Shawn of Maine; sisters Kim and Kelly of Connecticut; Grandma Kelly, Aunt Sharon and Uncle Richard of New York, Aunt Jan of Connecticut, Uncle John of California and Uncle Alan of Maine; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition, Tom is survived by very special friends Ruth Blanchette, Fernand Crete and Dan Connor. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held in the First Congregational Church, South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, on Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. There are no visiting hours. Tyler and all of Tom’s family would like to thank Dr. Christopher Grace and his staff, the Visiting Nurse Association and the staff at both the Health Center Pharmacy and Shepardon 4 for all the wonderful care that Tom received from them. Gifts in Tom’s memory may be made to The Umbrella Fund, c/o Dr. Christopher Grace, The Comprehensive Care Clinic, 1 South Prospect St., Burlington, Vt. 05402.
C. RICHARD VAUGHAN AUGUSTA, Maine — C. Richard Vaughan, 71, of 11 Farnum St., Augusta, Maine, died in Maine General Medical Center in Augusta on Tuesday, March 21, 2000. Mr. Vaughan was born in Burlington, Vt. Funeral services will be held March 29, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Paul’s Parish, 279 Congress St., Portland, Maine. Donations in his name may be made to St. Paul’s Parish Memorial Fund or The Deck House School, C. Richard Vaughan Memorial Fund, 124 Deck House Road, Edgecomb, Maine 04555.
KIMBERLY ANNA VELLOSO PLANTATION, Fla. — Loving daughter of Rose Ruggiero and Carlos Velloso. She is survived by two sisters, two brothers, a niece, and her grandparents in Florida and Vermont. She was born July 10, 1986. She passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2000. The funeral will be held in Florida in Our Lady of Fatima Church. Arrangements are being made by Cipro Funeral Home in Plantation, Fla.
March 22
DOROTHEA M. BOWER JERICHO — Dorothea M. Bower, 101, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at her home in Jericho. Dorothea was born in Hackensack, N.J., on Jan. 27, 1899, the daughter of the late Otto and Frieda (Ihnen) Mehrkens. She worked as a secretary until her marriage to Charles F. Bower Sr. in June 1924. After her marriage, she was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening and her piano. An active church member most of her life, she played for services, taught Sunday school and was active in the Ladies Missionary Society. She was a member of the local canteen in Valley Cottage, N.Y., during World War II. Dorothea is survived by her daughter, Mary L. Bower of Jericho; her son, Charles F. Bower Jr. and his wife, Kathryn, of Litchfield, Conn.; a grandson, James D. Bower, also of Litchfield; a granddaughter, Joanne R. Murphy and her husband, Mark J. Murphy; and a great-grandson, Benjamin M. Murphy, all of Bantam, Conn. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bower was predeceased by her husband, Charles, in June 1978; and by her brothers, Ernst and Hermann. Per the wishes of the family, there will be private calling hours. A graveside service will be held in Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe at a later date in the spring with the Rev. David U. Rinehart officiating. Contributions may be made in Mrs. Bower’s memory to either the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446, or Jericho-Underhill Ecumenical Ministry, P.O. Box 65, Jericho, Vt. 05465. The Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe is in charge of arrangements.
OSCAR THEODORE RIXFORD EAST HIGHGATE — Oscar Theodore Rixford, 74, a lifelong resident of East Highgate and a longtime associate of the Franklin Lamoille Bank, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Funeral services, which will be held in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Swanton, will be announced along with a complete obituary in Friday’s edition of The St. Albans Messenger and The Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home, Swanton
FERMAN GEORGE ”CHUB” SKELTON GRANDE ISLE — Forman George ""Chub” Skelton, 85, a resident of Grande Isle for the past eight years, died in Fletcher Allen Health Care in the early hours of March 22, 2000. Ferman was born on April 1, 1914, in New York City, the son of William and Edith (Badgely) Skelton. He attended Catawba College in North Carolina and received his bachelors degree from MontClair State Teacher’s College in New Jersey. He enjoyed sports in school and after graduation played minor league baseball and semipro football in New York, where he was employed by the New York Times. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a training officer during World War II. He also had his private pilot’s license. On August 5, 1942, in Coconut Grove, Fla., he married Adeline Kohn from Montgomery, Ala. His various assignments gave he and his wife the opportunity to spend time in various parts of the country. After retiring as a captain he became a business entrepreneur and loved to ""invent” things. He and his family moved to Stowe in the early 1950s where they owned and operated a ski lodge and riding camp for many years. He became a well-known horseman and instructor. He and Maurice Laferriere started Boots’N Board Ski Shop, which is still in existence in a different location on the Mountain Road. In 1973, he moved out state and held various positions in the sales field. In 1992, he moved back to Vermont to be closer to his family. He enjoyed gardening and fishing and was an avid woodworker, most recently making violins and dulcimers. Being the sports enthusiast that he was, he enjoyed spending time with Patrick, age 7, and Nicholas, age 5, two of his grandchildren, following their participation in soccer, hockey and baseball and had begun to teach them the basics of golf. He is survived by his ex-wife Adeline Skelton of Waterbury Center, and their four children, Les and her husband, Walt Levering, of Waterbury Center, Will and his wife, Mary, of Burlington, Jeff of California and Betty and her husband, Tom O’Connell, Kim Levering, Greg, Allyson and Andrew Skelton and Patrick and Nicholas Gilbert; and two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Brendan O’Connell. He will be greatly missed by those whose hearts were touched by him. Private services will be held for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, tell someone you love how much they mean to you today.
March 23
AVIS (MONTGOMERY) BENNETT WATERVILLE — Avis Martha Bennett, 97, Waterville’s eldest resident, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2000, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. Born in Fairfield on May 1, 1902, she was the daughter of the late William K. and Nancy (Patterson) Montgomery. She was married to Albert J. Bennett on Dec. 19, 1927, in Manchester, Conn. He predeceased her Feb. 18, 1980. Avis was the eldest member of the Waterville Church of the Nazarene and was a former member of the Waterville Home Demonstration Group. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting during her later years. She is survived by four children, Nancy and Ralph ""P-Nut” Barry Sr. of Waterville, Alberta and Dominick Genetti of Bedford, Mass., Dallas and Marylin Bennett of Waterville, and Edward Bennett and his companion, Nelda Barry, of Belvidere; one sister, Freida Shore of Oxford, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Mary Louise Bennett; a brother, Dallas Montgomery, on Aug. 21, 1993; two sisters, Ena Montgomery, on July 11, 1993, andMaryy ""Ethel” Emery, on Jan. 2, 1999; a daughter-in-law, Carol (McCuin) Bennett; and a great-grandson, Tyler Ralph Barry, on April 29, 1991. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home today, Saturday, March 25, 2000, from 2 to 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 26, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Waterville Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Harold Brimmer officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery in Waterville. Contributions in Avis’ memory may be made to the Waterville Church of the Nazarene, 440 Vermont Route 109, Waterville, Vt. 05492, or the Lamoille County Home Health Agency, 55 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
ELEANOR M. LAWYER EAST FAIRFIELD — Eleanor M. Lawyer, 81, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Bakersfield Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Bakersfield. Visiting hours will be held Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the Bakersfield Methodist Church, c/o Laura Doane, 2188 Vermont Route 108, East Fairfield, Vt. 05448.
JAMES B. PIGNONA SR. SWANTON/ST. ALBANS — James Buckley Pinona Sr., 82, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington surrounded by his family. Jim was born March 3, 1918, the son of Ernest and Sarah (Buckley) Pignona, in Morristown, N.J. He attended Georgia Technical Institute and the University of Vermont, where he studied engineering, after which he went to work for the Pratt & Whitney Company in Connecticut. He returned to Vermont and married Marjorie Bell. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. When he returned, he worked for Abner Bell in the lumber business for a time and then was employed at Fonda Container Company. In the early ’50s, he became a partner in A.L. Barkyoumb Co., from which he retired after many years. He went on to become the city manager for the city of St. Albans. He was active in St. Albans city politics for years and served as an alderman and two terms as mayor. He was a life member of the Owl Club and a member of the American Legion. Jim enjoyed his years at ""camp” and will always be remembered by many who summered at ""The Pines” as ""Uncle Jimmie.” He had an interest in flying and flew his own plane. Jim was an active and hands-on person and was known for being able to get things done. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; and her children, Michael Hemingway and his wife, Diane, Leonard Hemingway, and Ronald Hemingway, all of Knoxville, Tenn., and Carla Walton and her husband, David, of Swanton; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; his two sons and a daughter-in-law, James B. and Chris Pignona of Koloa, Hawaii, and Georgia Shore and Jeffrey B. Pignona of Fairfield; two grandchildren, Heather and her husband, Brian Bessette, of Highgate, and Jeffrey R. Pignona of Bakersfield; a brother, Ernest Pignona of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Betty and Fran. There will be no visitation, and interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Franklin County Humane Society, Box 1031, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. The Franklin County Home Health Agency , 3 Home Health, Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or to the charity of their choice.
March 24
THERESE H. (Chavane) BARICKMAN FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Therese H. Barickman, 76, formerly of Waitsfield, Vt., died on Friday, March 24, 2000, following a long illness, at Belvoir Woods Health Center at Fort Belvoir, Va. Born on Sept. 7, 1923, in Strasbourg, France, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Marie (Parent) Chavane. As an ambulance driver for the French Red Cross, she served her country during World War II, earning the Croix de Guerre. On Dec. 21, 1946, she married U.S. Army Captain Robert J. Barickman in Paris. After 20 years of army life, and while her husband served in Vietnam, Terry and her four children came to Vermont in 1965, living in Fayston and later in Waitsfield. Here she enjoyed skiing, tennis, and gardening; and she loved to entertain family and friends, planning family reunions in Vermont and elsewhere. She enjoyed traveling and returned to France often. For many years she volunteered at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (now Fletcher Allen) and was a member of the Valley Catholic Community. She will be remembered for her love life and people even as she fought declining health. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, LTC (Ret) R.J. Barickman in 1995; and by a brother, Vincent Chavane of Nice, France, in 1998. She is survived by four children; Barbara Ann Barickman of Santa Fe, N.M., and her fiance, John Kinsolving, Mary Alice Clark of Moretown, Vt., and her husband, Edward Clark, John Chavane Barickman of Boulder, Colo.; and James Barickman of Burlington; by two brothers, Henri and Remy Chavane; a sister, Marie Alice Ollier, all in France; two grandchildren, Israel Maynard of New York City, N.Y., and Esther Maynard of Eugene, Ore.; and by their father, Donald R. Maynard of Shelburne, Vt.; and by nieces and nephews in the U.S. and in France. A memorial service will be held at The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir on Wednesday, March 29, at 1 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Chapel, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., on Friday, March 31, at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Post Cemetery. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 1, at Our Lady of the Snows Church, Rte. 100, Waitsfield, Vt., at 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to International Mycloma Foundation, 2120 Stanley Hills Drive, Los Angeles, Calif. 90046.
MARY-ANNE L. BEAUREGARD ESSEX CENTER — Mary-Anne Beauregard, 30, of Essex Center died due to complications from heart surgery Friday, March 24, 2000, surrounded by her family. She was born in Newport on June 17, 1969, the daughter of Robert and Helen (Fontaine) Beauregard. She was a graduate of Essex Junction High School. She was a volunteer with Champlain Vocational Services, working at many local businesses including the Fanny Allen Thrift Store and the American Diabetes Association. She was a member of the Performing Arts at St. Michael’s College, the Racquet’s Edge, and St. Pius X Church and participated for many years in Special Olympics. She especially enjoyed motorcycle riding with her father, traveling 125,000 miles throughout North America and Mexico with him. She loved listening to music, dancing and spending time at the family camps. There were no strangers to Mary-Anne, only friends she had yet to meet. Mary-Anne’s spirit, love and zest for life are forever engraved in our hearts. She is survived by her parents, Robert and Helen Beauregard of Essex Center; four brothers, Carl and Linda Beauregard and their children, Christy, Scott, Amy, Ashley and Tyler, of Essex Junction; Michael and Diane Beauregard and their children, Tanya, Mark, Lisa, Andrew, and Matthew, of Concord, N.H.; John and Debbie Beauregard and their children, Justin and Danielle, of Falmouth, Maine; and Peter and Veronica Beauregard and their children, Chelsea and Eric, of Williston. Mary-Anne’s nieces and nephews always held a special place in her heart. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary-Anne’s memory to Champlain Vocational Services, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held Monday, March 27, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.
GLADYS ""SHEILA” McLEOD FRENCH WINOOSKI — Gladys ""Sheila” McLeod French, 81, died Friday, March 24, 2000, following a long illness, at her home in Winooski. She was born April 27, 1918, in Australia, the daughter of the late Christopher Norman and Gladys May (King) McLeod. She was married to Alexander S. French in February 1945 in Ipswich-Queensland, Australia. Sheila came to the United States in 1946, living for a short time in Cleveland, Ohio, and Brandon, then moved to Winooski, where she had lived ever since. Sheila was a lifelong member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 80 of Brandon and a past member of the Brandon Congregational Church. She served in the W.A.A.A.F., a division of the Royal Australian Air Force, as a wireless telegraphicist during World War II (1942-1945). It was during this time that she met her husband. During her tour in the Air Force, she acquired 137 Australian, English and American combat pilots’ signatures, which included ace pilots, while they were serving in the Pacific. This original book of signatures is in the private collection of the Australian War Museum in Canberra, Australia. Sheila served as a member of the Fanny Allen Hospital Auxiliary and as a volunteer of the hospital for over 3,000 hours. Her smiling face was seen many times in the gift shop, where she prepared 937 silk flower arrangements which were sold by the hospital. Her goal was to make a total of 1,000 arrangements. She made up for this goal not being met by doing all those extra things for others throughout her life. In 1964, Sheila became a buyer for the housewares and gift department of Hilson Home Center and retired after 14 years. In 1964, she was presented with the Citizens Appreciation Award by the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce for her devotion to the area youth in the Chamber’s Competitive Swimming Program. She leaves her beloved children, Carol Ann and her husband, Vernon Bean, of Gainesville, Fla., Norman French and his fiancee, Pamela Hatin-Eudy, of Winooski, Gary French of Shelburne; her ex-daughter-in-law, Kathy Mattison; her grandchildren, Gregory and his wife, Kerry Bean, Matthew Bean, Jessica, and Ingrid French; one sister, Marjorie Hurst; two sisters-in-law, Beryl McLeod of Australia, and Mildred and her husband, Dr. William Birchard, of Topsfield, Mass.; and several relatives and friends in Australia. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander French, in 1972; and two brothers, Hector and Norman McLeod of Australia. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 27, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski with interment to follow at 1:30 p.m. in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. or to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be Sunday, March 26, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.
JOHN J.""JACK” QUIRK VII BAKERSFIELD — John J. ""Jack” Quirk VII, 50, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends following a battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 17, 1949, in New Rochelle, N.Y., the son of the late John J. Quirk VI and Rose DeMarco Quirk. Jack was employed in the mental health profession, working most recently at Northwest Counsel and Support Services in St. Albans. He was previously employed at Brandon Training School, Rutland Mental Health and the Texas Department of Developmental Disability in Austin. Before joining the mental health field, he had held jobs as a shepherd, dishwasher and taxicab driver in New York City. Jack has left a legacy of love and respect for nature and humankind. He left his mark on the heart of all that came in contact with him. He loved riding throughout the countryside on his Triumph Bonneville motorcycle and spending time in his ""clubhouse.” He had a gift of capturing life in his photography. He enjoyed music, his land and watching the wildlife. Jack devoted his life to helping people with disabilities in the betterment of their quality of life. He had also selflessly given and sacrifice to anyone in need. He is survived by his wife, Laura Lee (Willette) Quirk of Bakersfield; a son, John J. Kent-Quirk of Wells; a daughter, Molly Kennedy of Forest Dale; a grandson, James Flynn Higgins of Forest Dale; a sister, Jan Quirk and her children, Jacob and Michael Robin of Texas; his maternal grandmother, Edna Wilson DeMarco of Yorktown, N.Y.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Tomiko Willette of Brandon; a sister-in-law and her husband, Vivian and Dan Bills; and a nephew, Zachary Jenkins, all of Essex Junction; special friends Veronica Mary Poquette of Bakersfield, Michael Longe of Sheldon and Diane, Kevin, Sheea and Elyas O’Classen of Goshen. Memorial visiting hours will be held at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. with a memorial service starting at 8 p.m. with Pastor Patrick Hoadley officiating. For those who wish, contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency–Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt.05478.
March 25
MAUDE E. DENNIS ST. ALBANS — Mrs. Maude E. (Britch) Dennis, 76, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Redstone Villa. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., on Dec. 9, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Jay G. and Fannie (Austin) Britch. She was the widow of Alexander ""Frank” Dennis, who died Dec. 9, 1985. Surviving are two brothers, Ethan A. Britch of Colchester, and Robert E. Britch of Highgate; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her twin brother, Claude, at birth; another brother, Claude Britch; and a sister, Inez Bailey. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Heald Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Clarence Holmes of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday for one hour prior to the funeral. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street.
GILES W. DEWEY STOWE — Giles W. Dewey, 83, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in Stowe on June 13, 1916, the son of the late Giles A. and Maude (Crossett) Dewey. Giles was a lifelong resident of Stowe. He graduated from Stowe High School in 1936. He married Alice Bouchard on May 30, 1941, and carried on the family farm. He was president of the Lamoille County Farm Bureau. He served as a selectman for the town of Stowe for 30 years and overseer of the poor for 20 years. He was a representative of the state of Vermont for 14 years, House Majority Leader for two years, and chairman of Municipal Corp Committee. He was also town moderator for 16 years and administrative assistant for the town of Stowe from 1977 to 1984. He served on the Lamoille County Development Council at the county and state level, served as a member of the Judiciary Committee and Joint Senate House Study Committee. He was the designated representative for the town of Stowe for flood disaster and proposed waste water treatment plant, and a member of Health Resources Development Inc. He also was proud of his contribution in the Vermont legislature, in the drafting of the land use development plan known as Act 250. He was awarded the 1981 Vermont League of Cities and Towns Municipal Person of the Year and was honoed by the Stowe Rotary Club with the Paul Harris Award in 1986. He was involved in such organizations as Sickle Chapter No. 34 of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, where he was a past patron and District Deputy. A member of the Masons for over 50 years, he was the past Master and District Deputy of Mystic Lodge No. 56, 32 Degree Mason, and a member of Scottish Rites and the York Rite; a member of the Mount Sinai Shrine for over 50 years, then the Ianis Shrine Club, the NCT Masonic Camping Group, and was also a member of the Stowe Rotary Club. Giles is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alice (Bouchard); his two brothers, Harold and his wife, Hazel Dewy, of Newington, Conn., and Karl and his wife, Joan Dewey, of Randolph; his two sisters, Kathleen Davidson of Hagerstown, Md., and Lillian and her husband, Harold Ricketson, of Stowe; his five children, Donna Rachmaciej and her husband, Kenneth, of Huntington, Mass., Sharon Offensend and her husband, Jonathan, of Hartland, Bonnie Knowles and her husband, Andrew, of Durham, Maine, Catherine Hall and her husband, Peter, of Stowe, and Thomas Dewey of Waterville, Maine; 12 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held at the Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2000. A funeral service will be held in the Stowe Community Church at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2000. Interment will follow later in the spring at a time as yet to be determined. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital through the Mount Sinai Shrine No. 3, P.O. Box 742, Montpelier, Vt. 05602,or to the Stowe Rescue Squad.
LAWRENCE ""SONNY” DUCHARME BURLINGTON — Lawrence H. Ducharme, 72, of Sanford, Maine, formerly of Burlington, lost a valiant battle with life Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford, Maine. Sonny was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Middlebury, the son of Henry and Sylvia (Miller) Ducharme. He married Flora Rita Willette on Sept. 7, 1947; she predeceased him in 1979. He was a retired barber. Sonny leaves his 16 children and their spouses, Larry and Bea Ducharme of Jericho, Sylvia and Robert Russin of Underhill, Antonio ""John” Ducharme of Swanton, Leonard and Denise Ducharme of Burlington, Mary and Robert Sanville of Lyndonville, Donna Webb of Cambridge, David Ducharme of Burlington, Kendell and Sharon Ducharme of Bristol, Wendell Ducharme of Cambridge, Emma Ducharme of Richmond, Arthur Ducharme of Burlington, Louie Ducharme of Cambridge, Danny Ducharme of Cambridge, Francis Ducharme of Milton, Star Ducharme of Springvale, Maine, and Susan Ducharme of Sanford, Maine. He also leaves his sisters, Lillian Baker of Burlington, Marion Bennett of Glens Falls, N.Y., Dorothy Blanchard of Malletts Bay, and Mae Willette of Burlington; his brothers, Louis Ducharme of Burlington, and Charles and his wife, Elsie Ducharme, of Colchester; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elwood Ave. Interment will be later this spring in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in care of the funeral home office to be used as the family wishes.
DRAGO KUKOBAT BURLINGTON — Drago Kukobat, 70, of Burlington, died on March 25, 2000, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston. He is survived by family Kukobat and Hamzic. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2000, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
YVONNE BEAUDRY BOURASSA LaPLANT BURLINGTON — Yvonne Beaudry Bourassa LaPlant, 87, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a heart attack. She was born July 28, 1912, in Valleyfield, Quebec, the daughter of Odilon Beaudry and Melanie LeClerc Beaudry. She married Frederick Bourassa in 1934. He predeceased her in 1956. She married Edward LaPlant in 1960. He predeceased her in 1985. She is survived by three children, Rodney Bourassa and his wife, Carlice, of Dallas, Texas, Theresa and her husband, Donald Mallette, of Burlngton, and Sylvia Rouille of South Burlington; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchlidren; four sisters, Florence LeBlanc and Toni McGowan of South Burlington, Gabrielle DeCecco of New York, and Jane and her husband, Sal Almeida, of Connecticut; one brother, Paul Beaudry and his wife, Pauline, of Colchester. She was predeceased by two sisters, Anina Quavillon and Janet Burns; and two brothers, Zephyr and George Beaudry. There will be no visiting hours. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Vermont Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, Burlington.
LEIGHTON (TONY) H. NOYES JR. BURLINGTON, Vt./GRAPEVINE, TEXAS — Leighton (Tony) H. Noyes Jr., son of Dr. Leighton H. Noyes and Sheila Lowery Noyes, passed away at the age of 61 on March 25, 2000, in Grapevine, Texas. He was born in Burlington, Vt., on June 26, 1938. Tony graduated from Putney School and attended the University of Vermont. He received an honorable discharge after serving in the United States Army. Tony was a ski instructor at Bolton Valley for several years. He began working for and retired from CIGNA Insurance Company in June of 1967, and December of 1988, respectively. Tony was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, skiing and fishing. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, at Ready’s Funeral Home, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington, Vt., at 10 a.m. His ashes will be scattered on Lake Champlain where he loved to sail, fish and camp. He is survived by his sons, Peter J. Noyes of Houston, Texas; his brother, Dr. John Noyes of Kalispell, Mont.; his aunt, Nita Lowery of Brattleboro, Vt., and his cousins, Gail LaHaise of Walpole, N.H., and John Lowery III of Brattleboro, Vt. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to any one of the following: Memorial Fund in the name of Tony Noyes, Chisholm Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1515 South Sylvania, Fort Worth, Texas 76111; Memorial Fund in the name of Tony Noyes, Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 East Lancaster, Fort Worth, Texas 76103, Memorial fund in the name of Tony Noyes, Habitat for Humanity, 3345 South Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76110.
THERESA (SENESAC) RIPCHIK BOMOSEEN — Theresa (Senesac) Ripchik, 88, died at her home at Lake Bomoseen on Saturday, March 25, 2000, following a long illness. She was a native of Vermont, living in Vergennes most of her life. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter G. Ripchik, in 1989. She was born in Elmore on Aug. 7, 1911, the daughter of Jacques and Alida Senesac. She was a graduate of the Bishop DeGoesbriand School of Nursing in Burlington. She was a communicant of St. Peter’s Church in Vergennes. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Griffin of Bomoseen; two sons, Paul Ripchik of Bomoseen, and Peter Ripchik of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Genevieve Houle of Burlington, Jeanne Jackman of Vergennes, and Marguerite Casey of Vergennes; three brothers, Gerald Senesac of Vergennes, Levi Senesac of Pompano Beach, Fla., and James Senesac of Isle La Motte; also many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by a brother, Marcel Senesac. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Peter’s Church in Vergennes on Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at 10 a.m. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse and Hospice, P.O. Box 787, Rutland, Vt. 05701, or the St. Peter’s Church Renovation Fund, Vergennes, Vt. 05491.
March 26
EDNA SOMERS BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — Edna Somers of Ballston Spa, N.Y. , formerly of Colchester, Vt., passed away on March 26, 2000, in Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She was the beloved wife of the late Carl H. Somers; devoted mother of Frederick C. Somers Sr. of Ballston Spa; and mother-in-law of Gisele Somers of Ballston Spa; dear grandmother of Carl Somers of Schenectady, N.Y., Frederick C. Somers Jr. of Portage, Ind., Tammy Somers of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and Linda Somers of Schenectady, N.Y.; and sister of Ruby Wright of Boynton Beach, Fla. Also surviving are ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Roy and Hattie DeGree Miner; and two brothers, Wilbur and Gerald Miner. Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the United Church of Colchester Cemetery, Colchester, Vt. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Colchester, 13 Lindale Drive, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Mevec Funeral Home, 224, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
SHIRLEY M. BARCOMB WINOOSKI — Shirley M. Barcomb, 67, a longtime resident of the Winooski area, died on Sunday, March 26, 2000, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington after a long illness. She was born in Winooski on July 18, 1932, daughter of the late Wilfred and Viola (Gaudette) Companion. She was married in Colchester on August 8, 1951, to Ernest Barcomb, who predeceased her on March 18, 1990. She was an avid Bingo player. Shirley is survived by her children, Donna Bell, Linda Bevins, Ernest Barcomb Jr., Pauline Charbonneau, William Barcomb, Bryan Barcomb and Shannon Tomasovich; 16 grandchildren; two sons-in-law, Donald Bevins and Michael Charbonneau; four sisters, Lorraine Olson, Doris Parent, Constance Benway, Arlene Richardson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Alice Schneider and Mildred Stewart; and by a brother, Joseph Companion. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, Winooski, Vt. Visiting hours will be in the funeral home on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
HELEN L. GORDON BURLINGTON — Helen L. Gordon, 87, of Burlington died at home with her family Sunday, March 26, 2000. She was born in Burlington on Dec. 14, 1912, the daughter of Daniel and Alice (English) Hennessey. Helen had worked for E.B. and A.C. Whiting Co. and George’s Kitchen. She was a 50-year member and past president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary, Howard Plant Post 782 and the RVA Winooski Auxiliary for 11 years and held several other auxiliary chairmanships. Helen is survived by her children, Carlene LeMieux of Topsham, Maine, Elaine J. Bushey and her husband, Robert, of Hinesburg, and Daniel J. Seely of Saco, Maine; three stepchildren, Kay Pecor, Mary Richards, and Charles Gordon; her grandchildren, John, Kenny, Robin, Danny and Ronnie Bushey, Carlene Mackey, Gail Horne, Pamela Brockett, James Seely, Patricia Dalley, Penny Wahlstram, Patience Desimon, Christine Harness, John, Michael, Bonnie and Patrick LeMieux, and Tim Russell; 25 great-granchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother; a sister; and seven stepchildren, Alma Brown, Betty Shappy, Iona Ploof, Eunice Frew, Norma Brooks, and Alfred and Tom Gordon. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., with interment to follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery annex. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Affiliate, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or to Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
PERRY M. MUMFORD COCHRANTON, Pa. — Mr. Perry M. Mumford, 80, passed away on March 26, 2000, at the Westbury nursing home in Meadville, Pa., from complications from an automobile accident which occurred several years ago. Mr. Mumford was born in Cochranton, Pa., on July 7, 1919, the son of James and Goldie Mumford. He graduated from Meadville High School in 1937 and from Pennsylvania Sate University in 1941, with a major in forestry. While a student, Mr. Mumford took aviation training and obtained a private pilot’s license. After a year as a forest ranger in Washington State following college, he entered the Army Air Corps, and commanded a B-17 bomber on numerous missions over Europe. After the war, Mr. Mumford obtained a position as a pilot with Pan American World Airways. During the Korean conflict, he was recalled to active duty once again where he flew a variety of aircraft. Mr. Mumford subsequently returned to Pan American. After his retirement as a captain at Pan American, Mr. Mumford returned to live in Cochranton. A lifelong avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed skiing and fishing during his retirement. For many years, he spent the majority of each winter living and skiing in Stowe, Vt. Survivors include his brother, H. Dale Mumford of Guys Mills, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Selden (Jean) Spencer of New Paltz, N.Y., Mrs. Dick (Marian) Brown of Cape Cod, Mass., and Mrs. Don (Gladys) Sears of Seattle, Washington. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the R. Dickson Funeral Home, 123 S. Franklin Street, Cochranton Pa. 16314.
BETTY JEAN NOLAN ST. ALBANS — Betty Jean Nolan, 52, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at her home. She was born in Burlington on Jan. 8, 1948, the daughter of the late Robert K. and Margaret (Bennett) Nolan. Survivors include her two sons, John E. Nolan and Jason R. Nolan, both of St. Albans; a sister, Shirley Giffin of Enosburg; two brothers, Robert K. Nolan Jr. of Cambridge and Carlton Nolan of Franklin; and a special aunt and friend, Barb Nolan of Grande Isle. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Ronald Nolan. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Drive, St. Albans or AMCARE Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 207, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the funeral at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street.
HAZEL MITCHELL WEIL SHELBURNE — Hazel Mitchell Weil died Sunday, March 26, 2000, in Shelburne, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 28, 1902, in Fall River, Mass., the daughter of Richard and Clara (Horne) Russell. She graduated from New Bedford High School and was married on Oct. 21, 1925, to the Rev. F. Taylor Weil at Grace Episcopal Church, in New York City. They lived in New Bedford, Mass., while he served as Rector at St. Andrews Church, which was founded by her father. Mrs. Weil later lived in Hyde Park and South Boston, Mass., where her husband served as Rector. She resided in Shelburne beginning in 1991. Mrs. Weil was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. F. Taylor Weil; by her sisters, Mary, Margaret and Clara; by her brother, Kenneth; and by her son-in-law, Governor Richard A. Snelling. She leaves her son, Russell Taylor Weil and his wife, Virginia of Chevy Chase, Md.; and her daughter, Barbara W. Snelling of Shelburne. She also leaves her seven grandchildren; Jacqueline Snelling of Arlington, Va., Mark Snelling and his wife, Linda, of Starksboro, Diane Snelling of Hinesburg, Andrew Snelling and his wife, Joanna, of Erie, Pa., Hannah Ehrli and her husband, Mark, of Orlando, Fla; Nicholas Weil of Minneapolis, Minn., and Ella Garrison and her husband, Robert, of Milan, Mich. Her eleven great-grandchildren are: Kristen Snelling, Matthew Falco and Luke Snelling of Starksboro, Richard Mansfield IV and Charles Mansfield of Arlington, Va., Rebecca Snelling and Eliza Snelling of Erie, Pa., Isabel Ehrli and Joseph Ehrli of Orlando, Fla., Emalee Weil of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mitchell Garrison of Milan, Mich. Private funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 29, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne, Vt. Interment followed at the Ridgewood Cemetery in North Andover, Mass. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, Vt., in charge of arrangements
GIOVANNI ""JOHN” ZAMPIERI LAKE WALES, Fla. — Giovanni ""John” Zampieri, 81, of Lake Wales, Fla., died on March 26, 2000, at his residence. He was born on May 23, 1918, in South Ryegate, Vt. He was a 12 year winter resident in Florida. John worked as a fieldman for Cabot Co-op, Cabot, Vt., a cheese manufacturing plant. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of South Ryegate. He was a membe rof the Pulaski Masonic Lodge for 50 years and Cohase Lions Club in Wells River. He was active in the town of Ryegate government, currently serving as cemetery commissioner. His past offices include: school board, Board of Selectman, village trustee and Civil Authority. He enjoyed brook fishing and his family. He was preceeded in death by a son, David R. Zampieri; and a brother, Arthur Zampieri. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice ""Bea”Zampieri of Lake Wales, Fla.; a daughter, Vicki Cowens of Monroe, N.H.; three sons, John J. Zampieri and Michael R. Zampieri, both of South Ryegate, Vt., and Thomas A. Zampieri of Katy, Texas; two brothers, Dario Zampieri of Woodsville, N.H. and Richard Zampieri of New London, N.H.; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Saddlebag Lake Memorial Garden with Edward Griffith officiating. Cremation is scheduled. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Woodsville Rescue Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 191, Woodsville, N.H. 03787-0191. Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
March 27
MARGARET E. BACKUP TACOMA, Wash. — Margaret Backup died peacefully in her sleep on March 27, 2000, in Tacoma, Wash. Margaret Andrak was born on May 25, 1895, in Butte, Mont. Her family pioneered to Washington State where she married her husband Elliot in 1917. They had two sons and moved to Burlington, Vt., in 1921, where Elliot was chief chemist at the Winooski Woolen Mills. When Clifford and Phillip went to Middlebury College and UVM Medical School, Margaret and Elliot tried organic farming in Jericho, Vt. Margaret and Elliot moved back to Tacoma, Wash., in 1947. Margaret radiated vitality throughout her life. Her activities always included gardening, arts and crafts, and the Unitarian Church. She designed ladies hats and created beautiful Faberge style eggs. She marched for women’s suffrage, for civil rights, and against war. Her last trip to Vermont was in 1989. In 1999, at the age of 104, she asked if she could make the trip again. At Margaret’s 100th birthday party, as she was toasted for living in two centuries, she said, ""I’m not giving up now. I’m going for three.” Those who knew her determination were not surprised that she did! Margaret is survived by her two sons, Dr. Clifford Backup of Exton, Pa.; and Dr. Phillip Backup of Vashon, Wash. One of her six grandchildren, Molly Backup, lives in Williston, Vt., with her husband, Steve Nasuta, and their daughter, Ditra Backup. Memorial services are being planned for May 13 at the Tacoma Unitarian Church.
H.R. ”PUDGY ” KARNES BURLINGTON — H.R. ""Pudgy” Karnes, 61, of Burlington went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2000. He was born in Burlington on Jan. 23, 1939, son of Hugh J. and Unabelle (Longe) Karnes. Pudgy worked at General Electric for 30 years; he was employed by Vermont Transit; and he and his brother ran their own business proudly for four years. He loved and cherished his family, especially his seven grandchildren. He loved camping, hunting, fishing, and all kinds of sports. He always had a joke to share and had a great sense of humor. We could always count on him to make us smile. Pudgy leaves behind his wife, Suzanne (Dion) Karnes; his mother, Unabelle Karnes; his loving children and their spouses, Denise and Dave Gingras, John and Lori Karnes, ""Little” Rick and Robin Karnes; his sisters and their spouses, Sue and Frank Quinlan, Dianne and Bill Daly, and Dottie and Jim Boush; his brothers and their wives, Ronnie and Gretchen, Steve and Vicki, and Rick and Lori Karnes; his loving grandchildren, Nicole, Jessica, Jennifer, and Erin Gingras, Ariel, Ryan, and Tyler Karnes; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gary and Linda, Mike and Nancy, and Rod and Deb Dion; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alfred and Esterleen Dion; his stepchildren, Rob and Gail Mongeon, Mark Mongeon and Tina Grenier, and Steve and Michelle St. Onge; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Hugh Karnes, in 1981. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mark Church with interment to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home today from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, Vt. 05401 to be used according to the family’s wishes. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
MARGARET C. McFARLAND ENOSBURG FALLS — Margaret C. McFarland, 88, died Monday morning, March 27, 2000, surrounded by her family in Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford. She was born April 4, 1911, in Sutton, the daughter of the late Arthur and Mable (Valley) Bushaw. She was a resident of Enosburg Falls since 1944 and a former resident of West Burke. She was employed at the U.S. Bobbin Mill in Willoughby, Enosburg Bobbin Mill, Thermal Wire Co. in North Hero. In 1962, Margaret and her husband opened McFarland’s Grocery Store in Enosburg Falls and retired in 1968. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Hugh and Marion McFarland of Derby, Conn., and Arthur and Connie McFarland of Enosburg Falls; two daughters and their husbands, Hughlene and Paul Plouff of Sheldon and Pauline and Robert Beede of Meza, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, J. McFarland, April 12, 1995; and two brothers, Ora and Perley Bushaw. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls with the Rev. Gerard Leclerc officiating. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478
ROBERT JASPER PEACOCK SOUTH BURLINGTON — Robert Jasper Peacock of South Burlington went to be with the Lord in the Respite House in Williston on March 27, 2000, following a long illness. Robert was born June 3, 1919, in Newport, the son of the late William Lester Peacock and Bernice (Webster) Peacock. He was a graduate of Newport High School, 1937, and the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance in Waltham, Mass. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He was in the 82nd Bomber Squadron and served in North Africa, Italy and India from 1942-1945. He was married on Jan. 3, 1948, to E. Ruth Vincent in Sand Lake, N.Y. He worked for New England Telephone Co. and retired in 1981 after 35 years. He was a member of The First Baptist Church in Burlington for 48 years. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Evangeline Ruth Peacock of South Burlington; and four children, Dglas and his wife, Linda, of Williston, Robert W. and his wife, Catherine, of South Burlington, Jacalyn and her husband, Thomas Curley, of Fairfax, and Kathryn and her husband, Kevin Curley, of Burlington. He is also survived by five grandchildren; Matthew Peacock, Cheryl Brunell, Claire Brunell, Christine Peacock and Casey Curley. Visiting hours are Friday, March 31, 2000, from 5-8 p.m. at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul Street, Burlington. Burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Newport on May 6, 2000, at 11 a.m. Memorial gifts may be made to The First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul Street, Burlington, Vt. 05401, or to The Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.
MERTON ""KEITH” WRIGHT SOUTH BURLINGTON — Merton ""Keith” Wright, born March 23, 1918, died Monday, March 27, 2000, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his wife, Maxine (Hemingway) Wright, on April 20, 1963. He is survived by his son, Gary Wright and wife Nancy of Riverdale, N.Y., his son, Paul Wright of South Hero, his daughter, Nancy McGovern and husband John of South Burlington, daughter, Judy Thibault and husband Jim of Williston, daughter, Sharron Greer and husband William of South Burlington, son, Keith Wright and wife Nicole of South Burlington; son-in-law, Robert Root; grandchildren, Laurie McKee and husband Lance, Jennifer Cote and husband Clint, Gary and Audrey Wright, Lisa Deavitt and husband Sam, John and Shannon McGovern, Anjali Root, Billy and Bayley Greer, Keith, Paul, Shane and Stephanie Wright; six great-grandchildren; and his special friend, Dorothy Perren Lahue and children. Keith owned and operated a large dairy farm in South Burlington for many years. He was also active, during his farming years, with the Production Credit Association of which he was president for several years. In later years he founded Taft-Way Equipment Co. and Skateland Roller Rink in Williston. He also owned and operated the Wright Family Construction Co. until his death. His most cherished possession was his family. A man of few hobbies, he became very involved with all his major endeavors. He was a man who cut a very wide swath and was a true man of his word. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 31, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. John Vianney Church, South Burlington, with burial to follow in the family lot in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington. Visiting hours are Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the VNA Hospice, 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, Vt. 05446.
March 28
JOSEPH F. CUNNING SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Joseph F. Cunning, 86, of 186 Eddywood St., Springfield, died peacefully Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at home while under the care of the VNA Hospice. Born in Bennington, Vt., he lived there for many years before moving to Springfield 44 years ago. He was employed as a salesman at Martin Millwork in Springfield for several years, retiring in 1987. He received a BBA from Manhattan College in the Bronx, N.Y., in 1938. He was a communicant of Holy Cross Church and a member of its Senior Citizen Club. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and a lifetime member. He belonged to both the Indian Orchard, Mass., and Bennington, Vt., councils. He was very active in ticket sales in the sports programs at Cathedral High School in Springfield for many years. He was predeceased by his wife, Madeline (Willis) Cunning, who died in 1982. He leaves two daughters, Cheryl J. Cunning of Springfield, and Carol C. Cummings of South Burlington, Vt.; two sisters, Sr. Mary Elizabeth Cunning S.S.J., of Rutland, Vt., and Clare Ring of Schenectady, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Brad, Mac and Cora Cummings, all of South Burlington, Vt. He was also predeceased by his son-in-law, Allen B. Cummings, who died in 1995; and two sisters, Margaret Frederick and Agnes Destremps. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Hafey Springfield Chapels, 494 Belmont Ave., Springfield, Mass., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Church. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington, Vt., at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cathedral High School Athletic Dept., 260 Surrey Road, Springfield, Mass. 01118; Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Road, Springfield, Mass. 01118; or Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Western New England Inc., 50 Maple St., P.O. Box 9058, Springfield, Mass. 01102.
HERBERT J. TRUDEAU RICHMOND — Mr. Herbert J. Trudeau, 78, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville following an extended illness. He was born in Alburg on Jan. 29, 1922, the son of the late Herbert and Dorothy (Cameron) Trudeau. Herbert was an Army veteran of World War II, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Winooski, and former member of the American Legion in Enosburg. Survivors include a niece and her husband, Bonnie and Norman Robitaille of Richford, who were Herbert’s caregivers for over fifteen years; and other nieces and nephews; Roger Garvey of Milton, Harold Dunakin, Monica Mason, Martha Farrar, and Alton Dunakin, all of Richford, and Walter Dunakin of Bangor, Maine. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Alburg Center Cemetary. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans.
March 29
ALFREDA CARLIN ROCKLAND, Mass./BURLINGTON, Vt. — Alfreda Carlin, 91, of Rockland, Mass., and Burlington, Vt., passed away March 29, 2000, in the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., after a brief illness. Alfreda was born in South Royalton on April 12, 1908, the daughter of Frederick and Georgianna (Spaulding) Saulters. She married J. Norton Carlin in Burlington, Vt., on March 1, 1924; he predeceased her in 1982. She is survived by three daughters, Norma O’Connor of Springfield, Vt., Paulita M. and George Courville of Hendersonville, N.C., and Joyce A. and John C. Ahern of Billerica, Mass.; one son, William R. and Joyce A. Carlin of Jericho; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marie Saulters of Madison, Maine; and several nieces and nephews. Alfreda was predeceased by one son, J. Norton Carlin Jr.; two brothers, Alfred and Roland Saulters; and a son-in-law, David L. O’Connor S A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, April 1, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski, Vt. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Burlington, Vt. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski, Vt.
SHELBY PAYNE FRIML MIDDLEBURY — Shelby Payne Friml, 82, of Middlebury died March 29, 2000, in Brookside Nursing Home in Bradford. She was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Portland, Ore., the daughter of William Wallace Payne and Shelby (Martin) Payne. Shelby was a former model and actress in Hollywood, entrepreneur and nurse. She modeled for the designer, Adrian; was a Goldwyn Girl in the ’40s. and had small parts in ""The Big Sleep” with Humphrey Bogart and ""Up in Arms” with Danny Kaye, among others. She married composer William Friml in January 1945 in Santa Ana, Calif. Together they developed ideas and music for Las Vegas acts, TV specials, raised two children, and managed income properties. Divorced in 1968, she later owned a gift shop, became a nurse and did hospice care before retiring to Vermont in 1978, where she enjoyed family, theater, and poetry. She is survived by son Bill Friml and his wife, Elinor, of New Haven; daughter Shelby and her husband, Gary Guggemos, of Fayston; son Kim Fowley of New Orleans; six grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held April 8, 2000, in the Church of the Crucified One, Route 100, in Moretown at 1:30 p.m. Shelby was a strong and colorful individual who will be deeply missed.
THERESA A. GROSS EAST RICHFORD — Theresa A. Gross, 68, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. She was born May 15, 1931, in St. Albans, the daughter of the late Arcade and Irene (Lasnier) Hemond. She was a resident of Richford most of her life and a member of All Saints Catholic Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit Post No. 12 of Richford. During the past two years, Theresa was a resident at Burlington Health & Rehabilitation Center, where she was involved in many of their activities. She is survived by three sons, Walter Gross and his wife, Vickie , of Albuquerque, N.M., and Michael Gross and his wife, Katrina, of Enosburg Falls, and Robert Gross and his friend, Marsha Fregeau of Franklin; two daughters and their husbands, Diane and Kevin Deuso of Essex Junction, and Debra and Ronnie Howard of Boron, Calif.; one brother, Oscar Hemond of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; three sisters, Doris Morse and her husband, Howard, of St. Albans, Melina Perry of Mesa, Ariz., and Blanche Gaboriault and her husband, Armand, of Franklin; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Gross; a granddaughter, Tina Barbour; and a brother, Louis Hemond. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in All Saints Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank Eksterowicz celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be later this spring in All Saints Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Richford. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to Hope Lodge, 183 East Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401.
SUSAN MICHELLE LEMAN BURLINGTON — Susan Michelle Leman, 59, of Winooski died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on March 29, 2000. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 6, 1940, the daughter of Abraham and Yetta (Freimer) Hoffman. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Brooklyn College. Susan is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Leman of Colchester; her former Husband, David Leman, of Brooklyn N.Y.; and her brother and his wife, Joel and Roberta Hoffman of East Hills, N.Y.. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today in Ohavi Zedek Synagogue with Rabbi Joshua Chasan officiating, assisted by Cantor Jerrold Held. Interment will follow in Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery, Patchen Road, South Burlington. Preparation rites were by the Jewish Sacred Society. Contributions in Susan’s memory may be made to the VNA, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446, or to Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 N. Prospect St., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
LENNIE P. McKENZIE BURLINGTON — Lennie P. McKenzie, 86, of Burlington died on Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. She was born in Milton on April 23, 1913, the daughter of Leon and Alta Maude (Rich) Perry. She was a graduate of the University of Vermont and started her teaching career in a one room schoolhouse in Milton and ended her career in Adult Basic Education. On June 6, 1936, she was married to Harold J. McKenzie and together they raised eleven children. Their home on Isham Street was always open for friends and neighbors. There was ""always room for one more” at the table. She was a parishioner of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She is survived by her ten children and their spouses, H. Joseph McKenzie of Burlington, Patrick and Virginia McKenzie of Hyde Park, N.Y., Bill and Pauline McKenzie of Colchester, Judy and Vinnie Ziccolella of Somers, N.Y., Kay McKenzie of Petaluma, Calif., Suzie Bennett of Burlington, Steve and Kathleen McKenzie of Burlington, Brian and Anne McKenzie of South Burlington, Dennis and Nora McKenzie of Colchester and Bruce McKenzie of Burlington; 22 grandchildren, Brennan, Casey, Duffy, Billy and Angie, Don and Shari, Pam and Bob, Jimmy and JoAnn, Carmen and Rob, Lennie Kay, Gina and Ted, Marcus, Jessica, Bridget, Devin, Conor, Eamon, Neill, Kate, Ellen, Liam, Owen and Willy; nine great-grandchildren, Donny, Ryan, Merissa, Meghan, Monica, Vincent, Stetson, Tanner and Sean Patrick; one sister-in-law, Rosie Perry of Oxnard, Calif. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold J. McKenzie, on May 9, 1952; a daughter and son-in-law, Thelma Maude and Ray Maple; and by her brothers and sisters, Kay (Calvin) Murphy, Walter and Blanche Perry, Chet Perry, Lynford Perry, Thelma Perry and Roger Perry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 1, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with interment to follow in St. Joseph’s Annex Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the Alzheimers Association Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
CLARA (BENOIT) CHAMBERLAIN MARIO BURLINGTON — Clara Mario, 82, of Burlington died March 29, 2000, in VerDelle Village in St. Albans. She was born in Three Rivers, Ontario, on May 17, 1917, the daughter of the late Felix and Armalene (Charlebois) Benoit. She was married to Angelo Mario Jr., who predeceased her Feb. 19, 1998. She worked for more than 25 years for GE with maintenance in the manufacturing department. She is survived by a daughter and her spouse, Joyce and Fred Delphia; three sons and their spouses, Ernest and Peggy Chamberlain, John and Mary Ann Chamberlain, Peter and Jean Chamberlain; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; special friend Pam Carruth; three brothers, Arthur and Loretta Benoit, Rene and Mettie Benoit, and Gerry and Evelyn Benoit; sisters-in-law Carrie Nigro, and Ann and Betty Mario; and a brother-in-law, James Parenti. She was predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters. The family wishes to extend our ""heartfelt thanks” to Joann, Pat and the ""West Wing” staff at VerDelle Village. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 3, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Colchester. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Enosburg Ambulance Service, 83 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, April 2, 2000, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
MARGOT McDOWELL (WIGHT) MARTIN ESSEX — Margot McDowell (Wight) Martin, 57, died peacefully surrounded by dear friends and family in her Essex home on Wednesday, March 29, 2000, after a long illness. She was born in Burlington on March 28, 1943, the daughter of Herman and Mary (McDowell) Wight. She was raised in Dedham, Mass. Margot graduated from Lawrence University in 1965 with a BA in French. She received an MAT in French from Brown University in 1966. In the early 1980s, she also received a MATESL (Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language) from Saint Michael’s College. Margot had a special love for teaching which spanned many years and schools. She taught at both Dedham High School in Massachusetts and West Point in New York before moving to the town of Essex, Vt., in 1970. Margot taught conversational French to adult students from 1975 to 1979, and French to students at the Essex Junction Educational Center during the 1979-1980 school years. Between 1980 to 1992, Margot taught students at the Albert D. Lawton Middle School in Essex Junction. Most recently, she provided private tutoring in French and ESL. Always highly creative, Margot was accomplished with watercolors, pencil drawing and other artistic pursuits. Together with her dear friend Polly Larkin, she created a cottage industry making fancy hats and sold them at local craft shows under the trade name Hatteras between 1992 and 1998. Margot is survived by her husband, Donald Martin of Essex; as well as her children, Alexander Martin of Williston and his wife, Erin Carmichael, and Suzannah Martin of Evanston, Illinois and her husband, Stelios Valavanis; her granddaughters, Kyriakina and Phileta Valavanis; her cousins, Judy Werben of Greenwich, Conn., and her husband, Al, and Lynn Worth of Cumberland Center, Maine, and her husband, Paul. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2000, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Burlington, Vt. A reception will follow the service at the church. Internment in the church’s Memorial Garden will take place later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Margot’s name to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, 633 Queen City Park Road, South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Jct, Vt., in charge of arrangements.
RUTH TABAKIN BURLINGTON — Ruth Tabakin, 75, of South Burlington died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on March 29, 2000, after a brief illness. She was born in Camden, N.J., on Aug. 15, 1924, the daughter of Max and Anna (Blieden) Ruttenberg. Ruth graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1946. She is survived by five sons, Jonathan Tabakin and his wife, Linda, Daniel Tabakin of Wayland, Mass., Robert Tabakin and his wife, Liza Donlon, of Brookline, Mass., Stuart Tabakin and his wife, Carma, of Hilo, Hawaii, and James K. Tabakin and his partner, Fred Antonoff, of New York, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Bertram and Helene Ruttenberg of Merion, Pa.; a sister, Serita Silberg of Allentown, Pa.; five grandchildren, Marika, Leslie and Noah Max Tabakin, Pichou Etinde and Hoku Reimer; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 N. Prospect St., Burlington, with Rabbi Joshua Chasan officiating, assisted by Cantor Jerrold Held. Interment will follow in Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery, Patchen Road, South Burlington. Preparation rites were by the Jewish Sacred Society. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders, 6 East 39th St., 8th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10016. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
March 30
PEGGY BARRY MORRISVILLE — Peggy Barry, 45, died March 30, 2000, in Copley Hospital. She was born Aug. 8, 1954, the daughter of Arnold and Geraldine (Allaire) Kinney. She married Ray Barry III on May 24, 1980. She had been a resident of Morrisville for the past six years; prior to that, she lived in Waterville. She will always be remembered for her kindness. She is survived by her husband of Morrisville; her mother, Geraldine Leach and her husband, Stanley Leach, of Morrisville; a stepdaughter, Lynn Barry of Williston; two sisters, Jo Ann Lamore and her husband, Jeffrey, of Hyde Park, Rosemary Lindsey and her husband, Charles, of Bonita Springs, Fla.; three nieces; and one nephew. She was predeceased by her son, Asa Barry, in 1982; and her father, Arnold Kinney, in 1984. Contributions in Peggy’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association of Vermont, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Calling hours will be Sunday, April 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Main St., Johnson. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 3, 2000, in the Belvidere Community Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Belvidere Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Johnson.
JEFF ""UNCLE JACK” EDGAR FLEURY ISLE LA MOTTE — Jeff ""Jack” Fleury, 72, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2000, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans after a long illness. Jeff was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Isle La Motte, the son of the late Jeff and Helen (Deo) Fleury. He was married to the former Laura Lockerby, who predeceased him in 1989. Jeff was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the American Legion, Creller-Landon Post 60 in Alburg. He spent many years associated with the Vermont Marble Company, working throughout Vermont. In his later years, he operated the family farm in Isle La Motte. Jeff will be remembered for his quiet strength, his humor and his tractor rides in Isle La Motte. He also loved to garden and enjoyed giving away vegetables to his family, neighbors and friends. He is survived by two sons, John and his wife, Debbie Fleury, and Jeff and his wife, Claudette Fleury; his grandchildren, Rebecca Fleury, Megan Fleury, Jenifer Fleury, and twins Laura and Jeff Fleury; and his great-granddaughter, Chelse, all of Enosburg. He also leaves his sister and devoted caregiver of nine years, Edna Bradley and her husband, Patrick and their daughter, Lesa and her fiance, Carey Lockerby; and nieces Amanda, Anna and Ashley of Isle La Motte. Also surviving is his sister, Helen (Fleury) Stakes of Abbeville, La.; two brothers,George and his wife, Anne Fleury, of Isle La Motte, and Alan and his wife, Patricia Fleury, of Dayton, Ohio; and several dear nieces, nephews, friends and caretakers from the Visiting Nurse Association. Jeff was predeceased by sisters Mary (Fleury) Kesek and Jane (Fleury) Ashline. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 3, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Mission, Main Street, Isle La Motte, with interment following in the Fleury family lot in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, today, April 2, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Jeff’s memory may be made to Alburg Fire and Rescue, c/o Terry Tatro, Alburg, Vt. 05440.
HENRY ANTHONY LAWTON III BRIDPORT — Henry Anthony Lawton III, 80, husband of Virginia (Newman) Lawton, passed away at his residence March 30, 2000. Calling hours will be held Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 S. Main St., Middlebury. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Bridport Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bridport Historical Society, c/o Margaret Sunderland, Crown Point Road, Bridport, Vt. 05734, or to the American Cancer Society, 143 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602; or to the Town Line First Response, P.O. Box 82, Bridport, Vt. 05734. Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
March 31

 

About these ads

11 Comments »

  1. PianoDraft…

    Megacool Blog indeed!… if anyone else has anything it would be much appreciated. Great website Enjoy!…

    Trackback by PianoDraft — October 6, 2009 @ 10:58 am

  2. I am the grandaughter of Joseph “Pete” Haskins who was the brother of Francis “Ped” Haskins. My mother is Anne Marie Haskins, and my father is William John Ambrose, Sr. My siblings are Reuben James Haskins, Sarah Marie Ambrose, Elizabeth Marie Ambrose and William John Ambrose, Jr. We live in Coos Bay, OR.

    Comment by Rebecca Ambrose — February 20, 2010 @ 7:32 am

  3. It’s actually a great and useful piece of info. I’m glad that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Heating Essex, Heating services Essex — December 28, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

  4. [...] Burlington Free Press Obituaries 03/2000 « Vermont History and … [...]

    Pingback by Polly schinman | Bestaccurateap — May 7, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

  5. I constantly spent my half an hour to read this web site’s articles everyday along with a cup of coffee.

    Comment by Frank Gore Jersey — November 17, 2012 @ 1:27 am

  6. Hi my friend! I want to say that this post is awesome, nice written and come with approximately all
    important infos. I’d like to peer extra posts like this .

    Comment by Lakesha — April 2, 2013 @ 2:16 pm

  7. It’s really a nice and helpful piece of information. I am happy that you simply shared this useful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by sample cna exam — April 11, 2013 @ 1:55 am

  8. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation?
    My site has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any solutions to help reduce content from being stolen? I’d truly appreciate it.

    Comment by Angelika — April 25, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

  9. Hello there, I discovered your site by means of Google while searching for a similar
    matter, your web site got here up, it looks good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Comment by garden — June 19, 2013 @ 10:02 am

  10. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added”
    checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

    Comment by commode à langer — June 22, 2013 @ 3:39 am

  11. My buddy encouraged I would personally probably similar to this web-site. He ended up being entirely appropriate. This particular upload essentially designed my time. You should not picture just simply how much time I had invested in this details! Many thanks!

    Comment by children care — October 17, 2013 @ 11:52 am


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Silver is the New Black Theme. Blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: