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Burlington Free Press Obituaries 05/2001

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Obituaries

May 2001

May 1 


RICHARD C. ASHLINE
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. — Richard C. Ashline. 64, of
Murrells Inlet died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at his home in South Carolina.
Born Nov. 29, 1936, in Winooski, Vt., he was the son of Vera Lafayette
Ashline and the late Leo Ashline. Mr. Ashline was a retired U.S. Army staff
sergeant, having served during the Korean War. He also retired from the New
England Telephone Co. He was a member of the Elks Club, VFW and American
Legion, all of Murrells Inlet. Surviving are his wife, Mary H. Ashline; his
mother, Vera Ashline of Milton, Vt.; daughters Theresa Carter of Lebanon,
N.H., and Sheri St. Peter of Colchester, Vt.; a granddaughter, Brandy St.
Peter of Colchester; a brother, Leo Ashline of Schenectady, N.Y.; a sister,
Lois Humphrey of Burlington, Vt.; stepchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and
his beloved dog, Gidget. Services will be private. Goldfinch Funeral Home,
Beach Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be
made to American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.

WILLIAM H. BARBER
BARTON — William H. Barber, 66, formerly of Shelburne, died in Barton, on
Tuesday, May 1, 2001. A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow’s Burlington
Free Press. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors

WILLIAM HENRY “”BILL”
BARBER
BARTON — William Henry “”Bill” Barber, 66, formerly of Collamer
Circle, Shelburne, died in Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton on May 1, 2001.
Bill was born in Burlington on April 30, 1935, the son of Howard and Edith (LaVallee)
Barber. He attended Nazareth School and graduated from Cathedral High School
in 1953. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. July 22,
1967, he married, Natalie Bove in St. Joseph Church. Bill was retired from
Nate’s Clothiers Inc. and Magrams on Church Street. He was formerly the
manager of Robert Hall Clothing in South Burlington. He was a lifelong member
of St. Joseph parish, serving as an usher for many years. Bill is survived by
his wife, Natalie; his son and daughter-in-law, Darin and Tanya Barber, and
his two granddaughters, Emily and Lindsey, all of East Hardwick; three sisters
and their husbands, Jacqueline and Frank Sinapi of Cranston, R.I., Nancy and
Kenneth Greene of South Burlington, and Maureen Lewis of Houston, Texas; a
brother, Ronald Barber of Boston, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph
Co-Cathedral with interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South
Burlington. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N.
Winooski Ave., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, 85 Elmwood Ave.,
Burlington, Vt. 05401; or Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter, P.O. Box
1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral
Directors.


RUPERT A. DANYOW
BRIDGEPORT, Conn./FERRISBURGH — Rupert A. Danyow, 86,
passed away in Genesis Elder Care Facility in Morrisville on May 1, 2001.
Born in Ferrisburgh on Jan 4, 1915, he was the son of Edward and Isabelle (Dubuc)
Danyow. He was married to Patricia Thomas, who predeceased him, and to
Helene Popchuck of Bridgeport. Rupert retired from the Connecticut Light and
Power Corp. after many years of service as superintendent of maintenance.
His love of horses brought him to the Echo Champlain School, where he taught
horse riding and jumping skills to its many students. He was a part-time
inventor of innovative gardening tools and equipment, and he had a passion
for fine automobiles. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and
fishing in his beloved Vermont. He will be deeply missed by his son, Paul
Danyow of Ferrisburgh, and his daughter, Dawne Ignaszewski of Williston, who
cared for him during the past eight years. He will also be missed by the
caring staff at Genesis Elder Care Facility in Morrisville, where he
received wonderful care in his final days. He is also survived by another
son, Rupert Danyow Jr. of Bridgeport, and a daughter, Gale Whitehouse of
Jackson, Wis.; a brother, Robert Danyow of Vergennes; eight grandchildren;
eight great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by seven brothers and sters. He will be missed by all his
relatives and many friends. Funeral arrangements were made in Connecticut,
and there will be a Mass in celebration of his life in Immaculate Heart of
Mary Church in Williston at a later date.

ALMA
MARY HILL
HARDWICK — Alma Mary Hill, 105, Hardwick’s oldest known
resident, died peacefully Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in Copley Hospital in
Morrisville. She was born March 4, 1896, in East Sherbrooke, Quebec, the
daughter of Berthiaume and Alphonsine (Croteau) Bedard. As a young child, she
and her family moved to the United States, settling in the Barton area, where
she attended St. Paul Catholic School. Oct. 19, 1914, she married Arthur
Joseph Hill in Barton. They moved to Hardwick, where for 45 years they owned
and operated grocery stores in East Calais and Woodbury and the I.G.A. in
Hardwick. She retired in 1955. She was a member of St. Norbert Roman Catholic
Church and the Hardwick Senior Citizens. She loved music and always enjoyed
family gatherings. Other interests included braiding rugs, crocheting,
knitting, fishing, picking berries and traveling. Survivors include two
daughters, Irene Griffiths of Bradenton, Fla., and Lillian Richardson and her
husband, Ellis, of Hardwick; two daughters-in-law, Lorraine Hill of Hardwick
and Janice Hill of Montpelier; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and
17 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was
predeceased by her husband, Arthur J. Hill, in 1961; and four of her children,
Albert Hill, Wilfred Hill, Antoinette Hill, and Arthur L. Hill; and 14
brothers and sisters. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in
the Northern Vermont Funeral Home, 60 Elm St., Hardwick, with a prayer service
to be held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday,
May 4, at 11 a.m. in St. Norbert Roman Catholic Church in Hardwick by the Rev.
Michael Augustinowitz. Burial will follow in the family lot in Fairview
Cemetery in Hardwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be
made to the Bishop Marshall School, 608 Laporte Road, Morrisville, Vt. 05661.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont
Funeral Service, 60 Elm St., Hardwick.


FRANK P. SALGADO
VERGENNES — Frank P. Salgado, 74, died Tuesday, May 1,
2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born June 20,
1926, in Mexia, Texas, the son of Marcial and Josefa (Perez) Salgado. Frank
moved to Vermont in 1950 and worked as a salesman for several vacuum cleaner
businesses including Electrolux. Upon his retirement, he opened his own
business, “”Frank’s Vacs,” in Vergennes. He is survived by his wife of 43
years, Sandra (Danyow) Salgado of Vergennes; two sons, Anthony Salgado and
his wife, Amy, of Essex Junction, and Allen Salgado of San Diego, Calif.;
two daughters, Andrea and her husband, Tim Holtke, of Chesterton, Ind., and
Alaina Salgado and her fiance, Mike Rochon, of Waltham; three grandchildren;
a sister, Carlotta Gomez, of Sweetwater, Texas; and five nieces and their
families. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday,
May 7, in St. Peter Catholic Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in
Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes. There will be no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, Vergennes, Vt.
05491. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes is in charge of arrangements.


JACQUELYN SWEENY
BARRE/ST. ALBANS — Jacquelyn Sweeny, 78, a resident of
Barre since 1969, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in Central Vermont Medical
Center in Berlin following an illness of about two months. She was born in St.
Albans on March 2, 1923, the daughter of the late Clayton L. Nelson and Jennie
(Guyette) Nelson. She was the widow of Dr. Howard M. Sweeny, who died May 29,
1979. Jacquelyn was a loved and loving wife, mother, grandmother and lifeng,
caring contributor to and supporter of humane animal treatment organizations
and causes. Mrs. Sweeny is survived by four sons, Bruce D. Sweeny Sr. of
Burke, Va., Gregory N. Sweeny of Schaumburg, Ill., Craig S. Sweeny of Barre,
and Chris D. Sweeny of Alexandria, Va.; two grandchildren, Dawn Jacquelyn
Aponte of South Riding, Va., and Bruce D. Sweeny Jr. of Burke; twin
great-granddaughters, Olivia Jacquelyn and Evelyn Laura Aponte; a brother,
Clayton L. Nelson Jr. of Williston; and a sister, Nancy Ann Kennedy of Barnet.
She will be greatly missed by her adored dog, “”Poppy.” A graveside funeral
service will be held Monday, May 7, at 11 a.m. in the family lot in Greenwood
Cemetery, South Main St., St. Albans. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral
Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans.

May 2


WINSTON N. COBURN
RHINEBECK, N.Y. — Winston N. Coburn, a resident of
Rhinebeck since 1956, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, after a long illness. Mr.
Coburn was born in St. Albans, Vt.,, the only child of Judson E. Coburn and
Leonora Kempton Hadley. He spent his childhood in Vermont and was a graduate
of the University of Vermont, Class of 1934. Mr. Coburn enjoyed woodworking
and gardening and was an active member of the Rhinebeck Reformed Church and
AARP. He married Dphne Gill of Middlebury, Vt., in 1938. Survivors include
his wife of 62 years, Daphne (Gill) Coburn of Rhinebeck; two daughters,
Marilynn and her husband, Maurice Nack, of Beverly, Mass., and Joyce and her
husband, Dick L. Robbins, of Davis, Calif.; three granddaughters, Marianne
Nack, Kathy Tracey, and Jennifer Hoback; two grandsons, James and Sean
Robbins; and three great-grandchldren, Adrienne, Bryan, and Adam Tracey. He
was predeceased by a brother, Hubert Hadley; a sister, Bernice Larned; and
close cousins Ruth Coburn Bottomley and Una A. Scott. Funerael services will
be held Friday, May 11, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Rhinebeck Dutch Reformed
Church with the Rev. Robert Vanderlaan officiating. Friends may call
Thursday, May 10, 2001, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dapson-Chestney
Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. Interment will be in Middlebury
at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Rhinebeck Dutch Reformed Church, 25 Mill St., Rhinebeck,
N.Y. 12572; or American Heart Association, 229 Manchester Road,
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.

JOYCE ANN FOLEY
BURLINGTON — Joyce Ann Foley, 69, of Farrington Parkway died unexpectedly
Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington
following a short illness. She was born in Essex Junction on Feb. 1, 1932,
the daughter of Howard and Catherine (LaVigne) Tebeau. On Aug. 27, 1949, she
married Robert L. Foley in St. Stephens Church, Winooski. Joyce was employed
at General Electric for 25 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of St.
Marks parish. Joyce was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed
spending time with her grandchildren. She also took pleasure in using her
hands to create many home crafts. She is survived by her husband, Robert L.
Foley of Burlington; her six children, Darlene A. Foley of Burlington,
Michael R. Foley of Essex Junction, Catherine J. Foley of Medford, Mass.,
Judy M. Boucher of South Burlington, Jill M. Bouchard of Milton, and Scott
J. Foley of Colchester; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one
brother, Howard Tebeau of Shelburne; three sisters, Janice Robar of South
Burlington, Betty Raymond of New Jersey and Carol Douglas of Milton; also
many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by six sisters, Barbara Magee,
Myrle Brisson, Norma Bissonnette, Shirley LaFrance, Marilyn Tennien, and
Beverly Hardy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday,
May 5, 2001, at 11 a.m. in St. Marks Roman Catholic Church with burial to
follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made in Joyce’s memory to the Make a Wish Foundation of Vermont, 100
Dorset St. #13, South Burlington, Vt. 05403, or the Vermont Special
Olympics, 368 Ave. D., Suite # 30, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will
be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South
Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road., Burlington.


JAMES F. HOWARD
SHELBURNE — James F. Howard, 77, of Ti Lane died
Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was
born in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 31, 1923, the son of Frederick and Mary (Estabrook)
Howard. In November 1953, he was married in Danbury, Conn., to Janet G.
(Henry) Howard, who predeceased him in September 1977. He served his country
in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. James had worked for many
years as a terminal superintendent for Mobil Oil Corp. until his retirement
in 1990. He is survived by his two children, Barbara Marcotullio and her
husband, Raymond, of Vergennes, and Barry Howard of Newington, Conn.; three
grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud, Kathryn, Michael, and
Elizabeth Irish; a sister, Elizabeth Cooper of Trumbull, Conn.; and nieces
and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 8,
2001, at 11:30 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church in
Shelburne with burial to follow in Shelburne Village Cemetery. Visiting
hours will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South
Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

 


LAEL LIVAK
RICHMOND — Lael Livak, 51, died peacefully in her home in
Richmond on Wednesday, May 2, 2001. Visiting hours will be on Sunday, May 6,
from 3 to 6 p.m. at Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. A memorial
service will be held Monday, May 7 at a time and place to be announced. A
complete obituary will appear in the Burlington Free Press on Saturday.
Arrangements are by Gifford Funeral Home.


LAEL LIVAK
RICHMOND — Lael Livak, the beloved daughter of Frank and
Joyce (Kenyon) Livak, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001. She was born in
Burlington on Dec. 16, 1949. Lael was in the last graduating class of
Richmond High School (1967). She graduated from the University of Vermont
with a bachelor of sciene and then did advanced study in pattern design,
sewing and tailoring. She was a designer of wedding gowns, costumes and
historically authentic costumes, window treatments and draperies for Follett
House and similar projects. Lael taught sewing to many young people. She
founded her own business in 1973. She did volunteer work at Shelburne Museum
in antique clothing and textile restoration as well as costumes for the Andy
Williams Christmas show, which was filmed in Shelburne. All of her work was
meticulously well crafted. Lael began Reiki training in early 1989. She
earned the following degrees: First, Second, Third Degree and First Degree
Reiki teacher training. In April 2001, she completed her First Degree as a
Reiki master teacher. Lael was especially proud of this degree. Harmony
transmission was her specialty. She was dedicated to the healing arts. Lael
took great pride in being a seventh-generation Vermonter. She never lamented
about past challenges. One of her mottoes was “”Do not allow yesterday to
take up too much of today. Live now and be happy.” Her shining faith and
service to her family and friends will be treasured and remembered always.
Her spirit was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. She is survived
by her loving family: her mother, Joyce (Kenyon) Livak of Richmond; her
father, Frank Howard Livak of Anderson, S.C.; brothers Kenyon M. Livak of
Richmond, and Roman E. Livak and his wife, Guthrie Smith, of Huntington; her
aunt, Avis R. Smith of St. Albans; nieces and nephews Natalia, Noble, Faith,
Satira, Erin, Tiffany, Kyle, Alek, Leona, and Kirsten; her cousins, Amy
Holm, Polly Smith, and Julie Lebo, and Gary and Sam Smith; her much loved
dog, Mr. Muttley; her former sisters-in-law, Joy Hopkins and Bonnie Gordon;
and many dear and close friends. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m.
in Holy Rosary Church in Richmond on Monday, May 7, with burial to follow in
Riverview Cemetery. Visiting hours are Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Gifford
Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may
be made to the Howard Bank, P.O. Box 670, Richmond, Vt. 05477, for the
establishment of a Vermont Reiki Scholarshp in memory of Lael Livak.


DALE STANLEY MARTIN
BARRE — Dale Stanley Martin, 47, of Adams Street
died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin after a
long illness. Born June 23, 1953, in Barre, he was the son of Harrison and
Margarita (Quintana) Martin. He attended Marian High School and Spaulding
High School in Barre. Aug. 19, 1978, he married De- nise Collins in Barre.
Since their marriage, they had made their home in Barre. For 23 years, Dale
was an engineering technician at IBM in Essex Junction, retiring due to ill
health in 2000. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bird watching and attending his
sons’ sporting events. He coached soccer and basketball for Barre Youth
Sports. From 1972 to 1976, he served with the U.S. Navy aboard aircraft
carriers in the Vietnam theater. A member of St. Monica parish, his other
memberships included the Barre Fish and Game Club and the Barre Elks Lodge
1535. Survivors include his wife, Denise Martin, and two sons, Nathan Martin
and Sean Martin, all of Barre; two brothers, David Martin and his wife,
Pamela, of South Burlington, and Daniel Martin and his special friend,
Kimberley Pelkey, of South Barre; a niece, Nicole Martin, and a nephew,
Ethan Martin, both of South Burlington; and uncles, aunts and cousins. His
parents predeceased him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica Church in Barre. Interment will be
in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center at the
convenience of his family. Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Contributions may be
made to Barre Youth Sports, P.O. Box 821, or Barre Fish and Game Club, P.O.
Box 130, Barre, Vt. 05641.


THERESA MARY MCLEOD
WATERBURY — Theresa Mary McLeod, 73, a former
longtime resident of Waterbury and summer resident of Alburg, passed away
unexpectedly in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Wednesday, May,
2, 2001. Born in Waterbury on Feb.11, 1928, she was the daughter of the late
Theodore and Hazel (Ring) Williams. On Sept. 9, 1946, she married Robert
McLeod in Waterbury. Mr. McLeod passed away on Aug. 1, 1980. Theresa was a
1946 graduate of the former Waterbury High School. As a young woman, she
worked as an LPN for the former Aylward Nursing Home in Colbyville and was
later employed in the same capacity for the Vermont State Hospital in
Waterbury for over 20 years. More recently, she was a private duty nurse
caring for the elderly in their homes, retiring in 1995. She was a member of
St. Andrews Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas,
Court St. Theresa, in Waterbury. She is survived by her children, Mary Grace
and her husband, Steven, of Waterbury Center, Janice Fassett and her
husband, Sheridan, of Williamstown, Carroll McLeod and his wife, Catherine,
of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Richard McLeod and his wife, Rebecca, of
Morrisville; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Her daughter,
Caroline McLeod; a son, Daniel McLeod; and a brother, Richard Williams,
predeceased her. A memorial mass will be celebrated in St. Andrews Catholic
Church in Waterbury on Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. There will be no calling
hours. It was Theresa’s request that her body be donated to the University
of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington for education and research. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s
choice. Arrangements are in care of the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in
Waterbury.

DR.
ALPHONSE ”AL” MORALE
BARRE — Dr. Alphonse ‘Al” Morale, 81, of Berkeley
Street died Thursday morning, May 2, 2001, at Fletcher Allen Health Care,
Burlington, after a long illness. Born March 21, 1920, in Waterbury, he was
the son of Guiseppe and Concetta (Cerasoli) Morale. He attended Barre schools
and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1938. He attended American
International College in Springfield, Mass., and graduated from the Creighton
University School of Dentistry in 1945, in the accelerated program. He
assisted in the Dental Care Program at Boys Town, also in Omaha, Neb. He
completed a Dental Intern Program at the Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children
in Boston, Mass. Later, he served on the mission boat “”Sunbeam”” providing
dental care to the inhabitants of the islands off the coast of Maine. In 1947,
he opened his dental practice in Barre. In 1950, he became an Army dentist at
Camp Kilmer, N.J., and Fort Hood, Texas, and was a member of the original MASH
Unit 4077 in Korea for 19 months. He completed his military service at the
Boston Army Base. Following his discharge, he re-opened his practice and
continued it until he retired in December 1989. On Dec. 18, 1954, he married
Joyce E. Nichols in St. Monica Church in Barre. Since their marriage, they
have always made their home in Barre. He was an avid golfer. A member of St.
Monicas Church, his other memberships included Bishop Brady Council 399 of the
Knights of Columbus, the Barre Rotary Club, the Barre Jaycees, of which he was
a charter member, the Barre Country Club, and the Barre Elks Lodge 1535, of
which he was Past Exalted Ruler. He was also a life member of the American
Dental Association, the Vermont Dental Society, and the Pierre Fauchard
Academy. For 25 years, he had been school dentist, served on the board of
directors of the American Red Cross in Barre, served on the Barre City Board
of Health, was a past commander of the Barre American Legion Post 10, and was
a member of the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity at Creighton University.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Morale of Barre; two sons, John J. Morale
and his wife, Fay, of Morrisville, and James J. Morale and his wife, Patricia,
of Pittsford; two daughters, Jane E. Morale and her husband, Glen Zagorski, of
Rochester, N.Y., and Judith Durkin and her husband, John, of Bedford N.H.;
five grandchildren, Anna, Amy and Kristen Morale, and Alison and James Durkin;
a brother, John Morale and his wife, Julia, of Wells River; and two nieces. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 7, at 10 a.m. in St.
Monica Church. Burial will follow in the Hope Cemetery in Barre. Friends may
call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Sunday
from 7 to 9 p.m. The Elks memorial service will be held at 8:15 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Father Flanagan’s Boys Home, 300
Flanagan Blvd., Box 7000, Boys Town, Neb. 68010-9907 or the Vermont Kidney
Association, P.O. Box 244, Burlington, Vt. 05402-0244.

HAROLD A. ”HAL”
PERRY
SWANTON — Harold A. ”Hal”, Perry, a native and longtime
resident of the Swanton community, died early Wednesday morning, May 2,
2001, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston. Mr. Perry was born in
Swanton, Sept. 28, 1920, the son of the late Harold and Cora (Derick) Perry.
He attended Swanton High School, graduating with the Class of 1938. He
continued with his education at the National Youth Administration in
Eastport Maine, Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. and Middle Georgia
College in Cochran, Ga. He graduated in 1949 from the University of Vermont
with a degree in commerce and economics/idustrial management. From 1949
until his retirement in 1986, he was associated with the General Electric
Co. in Burlington. During that period he served in many positions, retiring
as a manager and a senior buyer. Mr. Perry was a lifelong parishioner of the
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Swanton, the Elfun Society (G.E.), and the
Sigma Phi Fraternity (UVM), both in Burlington. He also served as
coordinator of the Industrial Division for the Burlington area United Fund
Drive. He also faithfully served his country in the U. S. Air Force during
World War II. He leaves many friends and neighbors in the Swanton community.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 7, at 10 a.m. in the Kidder
Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave. Swanton. The Reverend Marsha Hoecker, rector of
the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will officiate. Interment will take place
in the Perry family lot in Riverside Cemetery. There will be no public
calling hours. Gifts in Mr. Perry’s name may be made to the Vermont Respite
House, 99 Allen Brook Road, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Kidder Memorial Home of Swanton, Vt.
 
ROBERT M. “ALBERT”
PRICE II
SUPPLY, N. C. — Robert M. Price, II, 49, of Oakwood Drive, SW,
died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in Brunswick Community Hospital. Born in
Springfield, Mass. on March 9, 1952, he was the son of Marguerite “Peggy”
Price of Mass. and the late Robert M. Price Sr. Mr. Price was employed with
Naber Dodge in sales. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother,
Richard Price. Survivors in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary K.
Price; a daughter, Caitlin “Katy” Price, at home; three brothers, Michael
Price and his wife, Maureen, and Greg Price, all of Massachusettes, and
Jonathon Price of California; and a sister, Cheryl Rich and her husband,
Michael, of Vermont; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will
be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service
Chapel, Supply, N.C. A memorial service will be held in Vermont at a later
date. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory is in charge of the
service.
 


FREDERICK J. VALIQUETTE
BURLINGTON — Frederick J. Valiquette, 91, of
Malletts Bay and formerly of King Street, Burlington, passed away Tuesday, May
2, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Burlington on Dec. 15,
1909, the son of Frederick and Ada (Isles) Valiquette. He attended Burlington
schools and had been employed at the old Bobbin Mill. He later worked for
Fassett’s Bakery with most of his working career being spent as maintenance
supervisor with the Lake Champlain Transportation Co. for 38 years. Fred was a
longtime parishioner of Holy Cross Church. He enjoyed steam trains and boats,
but his real love was his dear wife, his children and their families. He
leaves six children and their spouses, Carolyn Chamberlin of Burlington,
Shirley and Millard Utter of Colchester, Francis Frederick Valiquette of
Ferrisburgh, Beatrice and Edward Ross of St. Albans, Theresa Lemons of St.
Albans, and John and Mary Valiquette of Colchester; his son-in-law, Robert
Superneau of Colchester; 44 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Catherine and her husband, Noel
Lathrope of Bristol; two brothers-in-law, Edward Gendron of Hardwick, and
Harry Rockwell and his wife, Marion, of Burlington; his longtime friend and
companion, Amelia Hill; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was
predeceased by his wife, Berice, in 1967; a son, Joseph Frederick Valiquette
Jr.; three daughters and their husbands, Ada and Donald Bacon, Helen and Ralph
Sumner, and Marjorie Superneau; a son-in-law, Gerald Lemons; a
daughter-in-law, Janice Valiquette; a brother; and several sisters. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Church at
Malletts Bay with interment following in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visiting
hours are Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Elmwood-Meunier
Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave. Those who prefer may send memorial contributions
to be used as the family wishes.

May 3


MATILDA R. CAMPBELL
SHELBURNE — Matilda R. Campbell, 62, died Thursday,
May 3, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. A funeral service
will be held Tuesday, May 8, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church in
Shelburne. Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral
chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road. A complete obituary will appear
in Monday’s Burlington Free Press.


ADELINE MARTIN
BURLINGTON — Adeline Martin, formerly of Burlington,
passed away in Titusville, Fla., on May 3, 2001. Prior to moving to Florida in
1976, Adeline worked for the Burlington Drug Company. Adeline spent her more
recent retirement years gardening, fishing and being involved with DAR as an
active member. She leaves her sister, Helen Salvas of the Burlington area; a
sister-in-law, Margaret Martin of Ferrisburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
A committal service for Adeline and her husband, Arthur Martin, who
predeceased her in June 2000, will be held in Lakeview Cemetery on July 28, at
10 a.m.


JOANNE LEWIS MILLER
GRAND ISLE — Joanne Lewis Miller, 41, of Grand Isle
died Thursday, May 3, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in
Burlington on July 4, 1959, the daughter of the late Henry and Lillian (Cyr)
Lewis. Sept. 4, 1996, she married Timothy “”Puck” Miller in St. Albans. She
worked for many years taking care of the elderly at Birchwood Terrace
Healthcare and most recently in Green Mountain Nursing Home. She loved the
people she cared for and was always willing to volunteer her time and help
others in need. Joanne was a very loving mother and wife who enjoyed spending
time with her family and working with arts and crafts. She was a member of the
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Burlington. She is survived by her
husband, Timothy “”Puck” Miller of Grand Isle; two sons, Michael Lewis and
Jesse Beshaw; a grandson, Conner White; three brothers, Andrew Lewis and his
wife, Deborah, of Riverhead, N.Y., Michael Lewis and his wife, Deborah, of
Enosburg Falls, and Timothy Lewis and his wife, Danielle, of Winooski; a
sister, Pamela Bushey and her husband, Robin, of Burlington; and several
nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May
7, at 10 a.m. in the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be
held Sunday, May 6, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home
South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. Memorial contributions may be
made to the family in care of Ready Funeral Home.


STANLEY W. MILLER
NEWPORT, N.H. — Stanley W. Miller, 82, of Turkey Hill
Road died Thursday, May 3, 2001, in Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in
Lebanon. Born in Newport on April 19, 1919, the son of William and Mary (Forys)
Miller, he had resided in the Unity-Newport area all his life. Mr. Miller
attended school in East Unity and Newport. He was employed as a traveling
salesman for Electrolux and Saladmaster Inc. for more than 10 years. He was a
partner with Miller Brothers Sawmill in Guild for several years. They donated
the rough lumber to build St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Newport. He
was self-employed as a timber broker for the past 30 years. He was well
respected by area woodsmen, loggers and sawmill operators. He was a former
member of the Newport budget committee and zoning board. He was president of
the Newport Little League for several years. He was a founding member of the
Sunapee Region Archers Association and was responsible for bringing the
national field archers’ competition to the Sunapee State Park in 1954. He was
an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman and Boston sports fan. He had 12
professional bouts in the featherweight division of professional boxing in New
Hampshire in the 1930s. He was a sponsor and player for the Miller Real Estate
softball team, which played in the Newport, Claremont and Keene area. Members
of his family include his wife of 55 years, Jacquelyn (Ansart) Miller of
Newport; two sons,Christopher and Jeffrey Miller, both of Newport; two
daughters, Andrea Desautels of Burlington, Vt., and Jan Sargent of Newport; a
brother, Alexander Miller of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Ann McDuffee of
Lebanon; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; several cousins; and
nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted in St. Vasilios Greek
Orthodox Church in Newpont on Saturday, May 5. The Rev. James Katinas
officiated. Burial followed in East Unity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 45
Winter St., Newport, N.H. 03773; or Newport Bambino League, c/o Newport
Recreation Department, Bel- knap Avenue, Newport, N.H. 03773. The
Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home in Newport was in charge of arrangements.


LINDA R. ROE, M.D
. SHELBURNE — Linda R. Roe, M.D., 53, of Shelburne,
died Thursday, May 3, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 8, at 11 a.m. in Shelburne United
Methodist Church. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers,
donations are being accepted for the proposed Linda R. Roe, M.D. Radiology
Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care. The Roe Center will be housed in the
Cancer Treatment Center on the fourth floor of the new Ambulatory Care
Center. Please make checks payable to Fletcher Allen Health Care, and mail
to: The Roe Center Project, Renaissance Campaign, 111 Colchester Ave.,
Burlington, Vt. 05401. For more information, contact Nicole LaBrecque at
847-5566. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261
Shelburne Road. Burlington. A full obituary notice will appear in Saturday’s
Free Press.


LINDA R. ROE, M.D.
SHELBURNE — Linda R. Roe, M.D., 53, of Shelburne
died Thursday, May 3, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care after a long and
courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in St. Paul, Minn.,
on Dec. 9, 1947, the daughter of the late George Roenning and Louise
(Shaffer) Roenning. Dr. Roe earned her B.S. magna cum laude and Phi Beta
Kappa from Muhlenberg College in 1970 and her M.D. from Rutgers Medical
School in 1974, where she was elected to the Honor Society, Alpha Omega
Alpha. She served her medical internship at the University of Vermont in
1975 following which she served as a diagnostic radiology resident at UVM.
She completed her training and was certified by the American Board of
Radiology in 1978. She then moved to Bangor, Maine, where she worked for
three years as an attending radiologist at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Dr.
Roe joined the faculty of the Department of Radiology at the University of
Vermont in September 1981 and rose to the rank of professor of radiology in
1995. Her areas of special interest were musculo- skeletal radiology and
breast imaging. Dr. Roe was director of the musculoskeletal section of the
UVM-MCHV Department of Radiology from 1991 to 1995. She was a gifted
teacher, honored as the Department of Radiology Teacher of the Year in 1989.
She was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology in 1992.
She was an active contributor and leader in many professional organizations,
both locally and nationally. Among these, she was twice president of the
Vermont chapter of the American College of Radiology and served for six
years as a counselor to the American College of Radiology representing
Vermont. She served on the UVM College of Medicine Advancement Committee
from 1994 until her death. She was the author of several scientific papers.
Not only was Linda dedicated to the care of her patients and the growth of
her profession, but she was also a devoted wife, loving mother and faithful
friend. Her passions included travel, golf, cooking, her church, Bible
study, and her pursuit of Christian living. She was an active member of the
Shelburne United Methodist Church for many years. Linda loved life and
laughter. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Norman Sturtevant of
Shelburne; two daughters, Rebecca Roe and Jennifer (Mee Huang) Roe; a son,
Evan Sturtevant; and a stepdaughter, Rebecca Sturtevant. Linda is also
survived by her mother, Louise Roenning of North Hero; two brothers, George
Roenning and his wife, Kristi, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and David Roenning and
his wife, Susan, of Wyalusing, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. A
memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in the Shelburne United
Methodist Church at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contribtutions are being
accepted for the proposed Linda R. Roe, M.D., Radiology Center at Fletcher
Allen Health Care. The Roe Center will be housed in the Cancer Treatment
Center on the fourth floor of the new Ambulatory Care Center. Please make
checks payable to Fletcher Allen Health Care and mail to The Roe Center
Project, Renaissance Campaign, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401.
For more information, contact Nicole LaBrecque at 847-5566. Arrangements are
by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

May 4


HOWARD B. BAILEY
HYDE PARK — Howard B. “”Tip” Bailey departed on his
final hunting trip to join his wife, Daisy, on May 4, 2001. Howard was born
June 7, 1918, the son of Ernest and Addie (Clark) Bailey, in Craftsbury. He
married Daisy Shedd on March 8, 1937. Howard led a long life and touched
many people. Howard served his country in the U.S. Army, 7th Armored
Division, during World War II. He was captured during the Battle of the
Bulge and was held prisoner until the end of the war. As a result of this,
he was awarded two Purple Hearts as well as other medals. “”Tip” worked for
numerous places in the Lamoille County community to include Atlas Plywood
and the Mount Mansfield Co. He was a police officer for both the Lamoille
County Sheriff’s Department and the Stowe Police Department. He also managed
the A&W and the drive-in theater. He was an avid outdoorsman and was
actively involved with the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club, the NRA and
the Vermont Trappers Association. He is survived by four daughters and their
husbands, Gale and Herb Parkhurst, Glee and Alan Stoddard, and Glenda and
Larry Manning, all of Morrisville, and Gyla and James Dziobek of
Lyndonville; a son, Grant Bailey and his wife, Nancy, of Williston; 12
grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife in
1995; his parents; a brother, Arthur; a sister, Mildred Gates; and his
stepmother, Mary Bailey. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday,
May 7, 2001, in the Puffer United Methodist Church, Main Street,
Morrisville, with interment following in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visiting
hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165
Brooklyn St., Morrisville.


MARION E. BARROWS
MORRISVILLE — Marion E. Barrows, 84, died peacefully
Friday, May 4, 2001, in Copley Manor in Morrisville. She was born in Cambridge
on Nov. 26, 1916, the daughter of John and Lula (Chaffee) Parsons. Marion was
married to Louis Marshall on Dec. 19, 1939. Marion was employed at several
resorts in Stowe during her working career. She and Louis were caretakers of
the Lake Mansfield Trout Club for many years, until the death of Louis in
1975. Marion then married Ralph Barrows Jr., who also predeceased her. In her
later years, Marion loved to do needlecraft. She especially enjoyed her time
going to Out and About, where she loved to paint. She also developed her
writing talents and had a number of pieces of writing and poetry published in
the Solstice Review. She is survived by a brother and his wife, Arland and
Irene Parsons of Stowe; her niece, Kathy Parsons; a stepson, Rodney Marshall
of Florida; several stepgrandchildren; and several cousins. Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, in Advent Christian Church, Main
Street, Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory would be
appreciated to the Advent Christian Church or Out and About, 11 Court St.,
Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home,
Morrisville.


MARCUS IGNATIUS MEDLAR IV
BURLINGTON — Marcus Ignatius Medlar IV, 20,
of Burlington went to be with our Lord on Friday, May 4, 2001, following a
motorcycle accident. He was born in Burlington on Aug. 20, 1980, the son of
Trudy (Mazza) and Marcus I. Medlar III. Marc was a graduate of Burlington
High School, Class of 1998. He worked for Spillane’s Service Center in South
Burlington. He enjoyed snowboarding; his dogs, Kaya and Zoie; his VWs; and
hanging out with his friends and family. He is survived by his girlfriend
and best friend, Mindy Cunningham of Burlington; his parents, Trudy and
Marcus I. Medlar III of Burlington; his maternal grandmother, Barbara Mazza
Wilson of Williston; his paternal grandparents, Carmen and Marcus I. Medlar
Jr. of Burlington; special family members Judy and Jim Mailhotte, Linda and
David Bullock, Tiz and Tony Mazza, Tom Mazza, Gary and Sara Medlar, Michael
and Toni Medlar, Rodney Medlar, Susan Medlar, and Kelly and Rick Rolins;
special cousins Christina and Brian Mailhotte, and cousins Penny, Tony,
Heather, Joey, Mike, Joshua and Megan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Monday, May 7, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark Roman Catholic Church with
burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made in his memory to the Chittenden County Humane Society, Queen City
Park Road., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Visiting hours will be held Sunday
from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. at the Ready Funeral
Home North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington.


HELEN PAQUIN
HOUSTON, Texas/SOUTH BURLINGTON — Helen Paquin, 88, of
Houston passed away May 4, 2001. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s
Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home,
71 S. Union St., Burlington.


HELEN DOMINA PAQUIN
HOUSTON, Texas/SOUTH BURLINGTON — Helen Domina
Paquin, 88, of Houston passed away May 4, 2001. Helen retired in 1977 from
the city of South Burlington, where she was a city clerk. She was a member
of Community Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Edmund Paquin. Helen is survived by her children, Jeanne P. Hobbs and her
husband, Edward, of Houston, and Nick Paquin and his wife, Nancy, of Hins-
dale, Mass.; grandchildren Justin Hobbs and his wife, Shristen, of Houston,
and Ava Paquin of Hins- dale; and great-grandchildren Dylan and Nathan Hobbs
of Houston. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 9, at noon in the
Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., Burlington. Visiting
hours will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon Wednesday.
Burial will follow in Pope Cemetery in Danville.


HELEN R. PATCH
ENOSBURG FALLS — Helen R. Patch, 77, widow of Philip C.
Patch, died Friday, May 4, 2001, in Northwestern Medical Center in St.
Albans. She was born Jan. 1, 1924, in East Fairfield, the daughter of the
late John S. and Anna (Brennan) Riley. She had been a resident of
EnosburgFalls since 1955 and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic
Church. She was a 1941 graduate of Brigham Academy in Bakersfield and a 1945
graduate of St. Albans School of Nursing, receiving her R.N. license that
same year. She was employed as the operating room supervisor at Kerbs
Hospital in St. Albans when it opened in 1950. She was the first school
nurse at Enosburg Falls High School and elementary school as well as the
nurse at Montgomery and Bakersfield elementary schools, retiring in 1986.
She married the love of her life, Philip C. Patch, on Sept. 11, 1950; he
predeceased her Sept. 30, 1993. She was the strength and heart of her
family; for Helen, her family always came first. She is survived by her
three children, Philip C. “”Butch” Patch II of Swanton, Debbie Foote and
her husband, Harold, and Nancy Patch and her husband, Kevin Conneely, all of
Enosburg Falls; three grandchildren, Joel Paradee, Philip C. “”Chip” Patch
III, and Hannah Patch; four stepgrandchildren, Trish and Isaac Foote, and
Seth and Jessie Marshall; a brother and his wife, Horace and Barbara Riley,
and a sister, Barbara Stone, all of East Fairfield; two sisters-in-law,
Myrtle McDermott of Brattleboro and Jean Mayo and her husband, Harvey, of
Enosburg Falls; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was
predeceased by four brothers, Walter, Francis, Robert, and Philip “”Dick”
Riley. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Funeral services
will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in
Enosburg Falls with the Rev. Gerard Leclerc celebrating the Mass of
Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in
Bakersfield. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to
the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans,
Vt. 05478.

 
GERALD W. SWEENEY
WINOOSKI — Gerald W. Sweeney, 60, of Winooski died Friday, May 4, 2001, at
his home with his wife, Toni, by his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Monday, May 7, at 11 in St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in
Winooski. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, Winooski.
May 5


RUDOLPH ADRIAN BLAIR
SAINT ALBANS — Mr. Rudolph Adrian Blair, 72, died
Saturday, May 5, 2001 in Verdelle Village. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated Saturday, May 12, at 3:00 p.m. from Saint Amadeus Church in
Alburg. Interment will follow in Saint Amadeus Cemetery. Friends may call at
the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue Swanton on Saturday, May 12, from
1 to 2 p.m.


MATILDA R. “”MATTIE” CAMPBELL
SHELBURNE — Matilda R. “”Mattie”
Campbell, 62, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2001, after a long illness.
Mattie was born Oct. 30, 1938, in Hoboken, N.J., the daughter of Charles and
Rose (Perotta) Russo. Mrs. Campbell moved to Vermont in 1971. She was a
retiree of Green Mountain Power. She was recently named Volunteer of the
Year for Green Mountain Power Credit Union. Mattie was an avid supporter and
volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the American Red. Cross. She
is survived by two daughters, Patricia Campbell of Webster, Mass., and Caryn
Broderick of Shelburne; two grandchildren, Nicolas and Nicolle Broderick;
and a brother, Frank Silvestre of New Jersey. She was predeceased by her
former husband, Bob Campbell, in 1955. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
in Shelburne at 9:30 a.m. with burial following in Shelburne Village
Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209
Falls Road, Shelburne, on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to Shelburne Rescue, Shelburne, Vt. 05482; or
American Cancer Society, New England Division, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier,
Vt. 05602.


JOHN E. HERD
ESSEX JUNCTION — John E. Herd, 63, of Essex Junction died
at his home on May 5, 2001, after a long illness. His family was with him at
the time of his death. Mr. Herd, the son of the late John and Corine Herd,
was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Dec. 29, 1937. He was employed by the
University Health Center in Burlington for thirty five years until his
retirement in 1998. Surviving are his wife, Natalie; daughter, Sarah; son,
Elihu, all of Essex Junction; and two sisters, Jacqueline Johnson of
Hyattsville, Md., and Frances Wingate of Croton on the Hudson, N.Y. There
will be no calling hours and funeral services will be at the convenience of
the family. Mr. Herd’s family has suggested that those who wish may make
donations in his memory to the Visiting Nurses Association, 1110 Prim Road,
Colchester, Vt. 0544.


MARGARET LEVINE
BURLINGTON — Margaret Levine, formerly of Burlington,
died in Syracuse, N.Y., on Saturday, May 5, 2001. A graveside service will
be held Monday in Ahavath Gerim Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in
Monday’s Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard
Funeral Directors.


MARGARET LEVINE
BURLINGTON — Margaret Levine of South Burlington died
in Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., on Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the age
of 82. Margaret was born in Burlington, the daughter of Louis and Fannie (Lapidow)
Levine. he graduated from Burlington High School in 1936. She obtained her
nursing degree from Fanny Allen Hospital School of Nursing. Margaret was
stationed in Europe as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps
during World II. Following her return to the United States, she was a staff
nurse at the Fanny Allen Hospital in Colchester. She later worked at the
University of Vermont Student Health Center until her retirement in 1984.
Margaret spent 25 years of devoted service with the Jewish Sacred Society of
Burlington. She was predeceased by seven brothers and two sisters, including
Dr. Hyman B. (Bump) Levine and Mildred G. Levine of Burlington. Margaret is
survived by her niece, whom she raised as her own, Shirley Levine Shafiroff;
and a nephew, Dr. Bruce B. Shafiroff of Syracuse; a great-niece, Anne R.
Shafiroff of Burlington; a great-nephew, Michael C. Shafiroff of Syracuse;
two sisters, Shirley (Levine) Weiner and brother-in-law Theodore Weiner of
Kingston, N.Y.; and Hilda Stetson of Providence, R.I.; and several nieces
and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today in Ahavath
Gerim Cemetery, Patchen Road, South Burlington, with Rabbi Emeritus Max B.
Wall officiating. The preparation rites were performed by the Jewish Sacred
Society. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
Vermont Affiliate, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by
Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.


RUTH RIVERS PAYNE
BRIDPORT — Ruth Rivers Payne, 95, passed away Sunday,
May 5, 2001, surrounded by her loving family, in the home of her daughter
and son-in-law, Charlotte and Raymond Barnes, with whom she had made her
home for the past several years. She was born in Ferrisburg on March 19,
1906, the daughter of William and Nettie (Porter) Rivers. She was a member
of the Bridport Congregational Church and the Ladies Aid Society. She loved
her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter,
Charlotte Barnes and her husband, Raymond, of Bridport; her grandchildren,
Kyle Barnes, Mark Barnes, and Jason Barnes and his girlfriend, Becky
Brouillard and her son, Tyler; her brother, Cecil Rivers of Bridport; her
sister, Mattie Atkins, and her husband, Lloyd, of Richmond; her
sister-in-law, Marian Payne of Weybridge, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased in 1996, by her husband of over 50 years, Wallace L.
Payne; a sister, Mabel Rivers; and a brother, Roy Rivers. A graveside
committal service and burial will be held Wednesday, May 9, at 2:00 p.m. at
the family lot in Bridport Central Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Franklin, pastor
of the Bridport Congregational Church will officiate. Following the
committal, the family will receive friends at a reception to be held in the
church vestry. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Addison County
Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753; Town Line
First Response, P.O. Box 82, Bridport, Vt. 05734 or the Bridport
Congregational Church, P.O. Box 55, Bridport, Vt. 05734. Sanderson Funeral
Service of Middlebury is in care of the arrangements.


THOMAS M. RYAN
BURLINGTON — Thomas M. Ryan, 66, a lifelong resident of
Burlington, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at his home, surrounded by his loving
family, after a short illness. He was born in Burlington on Feb. 17, 1935, the
son of the late Harold and Mary (Sullivan) Ryan. He was a graduate of
Cathedral High School and Champlain College. He was married in St. Francis
Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski on June 29, 1984, to the former Nancy M.
Potvin. Tom was employed for many years by the U.S. Postal Service. He was a
member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Knights of
Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ryan; four daughters, Kristie
Barber of South Burlington, Micky LaBonte of Colchester, Michelle Guilmette
and her husband, Neil, of Burlington, and Stephanie Ryan of Burlington; 10
grandchildren, Marc, Brent, Rachael, Tyler, Kacey, Amanda, Kurtis, Lauren,
Erik, and Dylan; two brothers, Daniel Ryan Sr. of Burlington and John Ryan and
his wife, Claire, of New York; three sisters, Catherine McEnrue and her
husband, Jim, of Burlington, Mary Howells and her husband, Dick, of Milton,
and Margaret Douglas and her husband, Walter, of Cambrdige; and many nieces,
nephews and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday,
May 8, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in
Burlington. Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier
School, 3 St. Peter St., Winooski, Vt. 05404; or to Camp Ta Kum Ta., P.O. Box
576, Waterbury, Vt. 05676. Visiting hours will be Monday, May 7, from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.

May 6


FATHER JOHN LEDOUX
ST. ALBANS — Father John Ledoux, 77, died Sunday,
May 6, 2001, in Redstone Villa, where he had resided for the past month. He
was born in St. Albans on Sept. 2, 1923, the son of the late Charles E. and
Leonora F. (Constantine) Ledoux. John attended Holy Angels Grammar School
and graduated from Bellows Free Academy. He then entered St. Thomas Seminary
in Hartford, Conn. Two years later, he transferred to the Seminary of
Philosophy in Montreal, Quebec, for two years and then his final four years
of theology at Grand Seminary in Montreal. Father John was ordained a Roman
Catholic priest on June 3, 1950. His first assignment was at Notre Dame
parish in St. Johnsbury followed by St. Joseph parish in Burlington. He then
became pastor of St. Michael Church in Greensboro Bend, then on to St.
Anthony Church in Sheldon Springs, to St. Pius X in Essex Center, then to
St. Anthony Church in Burlington, and retired after being pastor for 12
years at St. Stephen Church in Winooski. Father John was an active priest
for 43 years, retiring June 15, 1993, and continued to assist as Masses in
several parishes near his home in Essex Center. Father John had served in
many capacities for the Diocese of Burlington and had been chaplain for the
state of Vermont Knights of Columbus and chaplain for Essex Junction Council
2046, K. of C. Father Ledoux is survived by a sister, Jeannette and her
husband, Gordon Chevalier, of St. Albans; a brother, Leonard and his wife,
Esther (Jacobs) Ledoux of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; 18 nieces and nephews; and
several great-nieces and great-nephews. Besides his parents, he was
predeceased by a sister, Cecile Terry, on May 23, 1997. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in Holy Angels Church in St.
Albans by the Most Rev. Bishop Kenneth Angell, bishop of Burlington. Friends
and relatives are invited to attend the calling hours from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Wednesday at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., St.
Albans. The transfer of Father John Ledoux to Holy Angels Church will take
place Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., where he will lie in state until the Funeral
Mass. Interment will be in the Lavalee/Ledoux family lot in Mount Calvary
Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.

F.
CANDACE RICHARD (WIMBLE)
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Candy Richard, 45, passed
away at her home early Sunday, May 6, 2001 with her family by her side. She
was born in Burlington on August 17, 1955, the daughter of Walter and Bertha
(Marquis) Wimble. Candy was a graduate of South Burlington High School and was
employed by Health Insurance of Vermont for many years. She is survived by her
husband, Ryan M. Richard of South Burlington; her son, Nathan; a
granddaughter, Kaya; and her mother, Bertha Wimble. She was predeceased by her
father, Walter Wimble and a brother, Buster Wimble. She also leaves her
sister, Frances and her husband, Richard Ward; many nieces, nephews, aunts,
uncles and cousins, all of whom she loved dearly. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated on Friday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m. in St. John Vianney
Church, Hinesburg Rd. Those wishing may send a memorial contribution to the
VNA Hospice, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are in care
of Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home. Burlington.


DORA LILLIAN RICKSON
SPRINGFIELD, Mass — Dora Rickson, 85, went to be
with her Lord on Sunday, May 6, 2001, surrounded by her family. She spent
her 85 years of life graciously serving others. Dora was born July 8, 1915,
the eldest daughter of John and Lena Duteau. She was a life long resident of
Springfield, and was employed for many years as a “lunch lady” at Classical
High School. Her family was her greatest joy. Her husband, Ernest,
predeceased her in 1978. She is survived by her three sons and their
families, Jack of Fort Pierce Fla., and his children, Jack Jr. and Jim
Rickson, Laurie Cole and Jennifer Leet; Mike and his wife, Sue, of
Westfield, Mass and their children, Debbie Theobold and Bob Rickson; and
Ernie and his wife, Cindy, of Essex Junction and their children, Tim Rickson,
Kellie Russell, Heather, Megan, Jenna and Katy Rickson; four
great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur, and his wife, Marjorie; a
sister-in-law, Louise; and many nieces and nephews. Dora was predeceased by
two brothers, John and Ernie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church in Springfield, Mass., on Saturday, May
12, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, donations in Dora’s memory may be made to the VNA Hospice of
Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. The family is very
grateful for their services, which made it possible for Dora to remain at
home in the care of her loving family. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9
Pleasant St. Essex Junction, is in charge of arrangements.


ELIZABETH HENLEY ROSS
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Elizabeth Henley Ross, 76, died
Sunday May, 6, 2001, in her residence in South Burlington. Elizabeth was born
in Akron, Ohio, on August 17, 1924, the daughter of Richard A. and Christine
Henley Grey. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.
She was married in Akron in 1951 to John N. Ross Jr., who predeceased her in
1979. Elizabeth worked for the Hopewell Antique Center in Hopewell Junction,
N.Y. for 12 years. She was an avid boating enthusiast, navigating the waters
of the Hudson River. She enjoyed golf and antique hunting as her past-time
activities. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Ross Henebry and her
husband, Joel, of Clifton Park, N.Y.; a son, John N. Ross III and his wife,
Jodie, of St. Albans; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Lindsay Ross of St.
Albans. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 2:00 p.m. in
the Ready Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction. There will
be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Arthritis Foundation, 257 S. Union St., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements
are by the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, Essex Junction, Vt.


GEORGE C. WILLARD
ESSEX JUNCTION — George C. Willard, 81, of Essex, died
Sunday, May 6, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.. He was born
in Bristol Ct. on March 9,1920, the son of the late George V. and Inez Martin
Willard. George graduated from Vergennes High School. He served in World War
II with General Patton’s 3rd Army, then the 7th Armored Divison. He went to
The Battle of the Bulge, then crossed the Rhine to Ramogen after the war. He
also served in the Air National Guard for 12 years. George went to school in
Chicago for refrigeration and air conditioning, and installed the first air
condtioner in the Howard Bank in Burlington. He later went to school for radio
and television repair in Hartford CT. He married Mary (Ada) Shaw on Aug.
23,1950, in Bristol, CT. He moved back to Essex Junction in 1951. In 1953 he
started working for the U.S. Postal Service, being the first mail carrier in
the Village of Essex. He retired in 1980 with 30 years of service. He enjoyed
nature, fishing, hunting, camping and his log home. He is survived by his wife
of 50 years, Mary (Shaw) Willard of Essex, Vt; his three children, Diana
Willard of Colchester, George M Willard of Milton, and Marietta Chappell and
her husband, Norm, of Venice Fla; 8 grandchildren, Ricki Chappell, Kelly
Thibault, Teri Chappell, Craig Chappell, Jessica and Laurel Tice, Lani Willard
and George Alex Willard; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jane Winters
of Sryacuse, N.Y., and Inez Carroll of Rutland; many cousins, nieces, nephews
and in-laws. He was predeceased by his infant son, Courtney Willard in 1957;
and his sisters, Helen Willard and Gertrude Chioffi. Funeral services will be
Thursday, May 10, at 11:00 a.m. at the Essex Center United Methodist Church,
on Route 15 in Essex Center. Burial will follow in Mountainview Cemetery, also
in Essex Center. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at
Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, and Thursday
May 10, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. before the service at the church. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations can be made in George’s memory to the Essex Center
United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 8074, Essex Vt., 05451; or to
V.N.A. Home Care Program,1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.

May 7


EDNA A. BITTNER
OLD FORGE, N.Y. — Edna A. Bittner, 86, fornerly of
Burlington and Milton, died Monday, May 7, 2001 in St. Luke’s Memorial
Hospital surrounded by members of her family. She was born July 19, 1914 in
St. Pie, Deguier, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late Elphege and
Eugene (Duhame) Laramee. Edna came to this country from Canada as a young
girl, and was raised and educated in the Burlington area. She was
predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Norman W. Bittner, who died on Feb.
16, 1992. Mrs. Bittner was a lifelong seamstress and devoted homemaker. She
received great joy from gardening and floral arranging, which she avidly
pursued most of her life. Until 1999, when she moved to Old Forge to live
with her daughter, Linda, and her family, she was a devout member of St.
Marks Roman Catholic Church. Edna was a kind and gentle woman who enjoyed
spending time with her family and friends. Through her hard work and
devotion to family, she set an example for all her younger siblings and her
own children and reaped the rewards of a job well done. She will live on in
the minds and hearts of all those who loved her. Edna is survived by her
daughters, Linda Dougall Hippisley and her husband, Bud, of Old Forge, and
Deborah Marshall and her husband, Peter, of Chester, Conn.; her son, Dennis
Bittner of Deep River, Conn.; her brother, Richard Laramee and his wife,
Gert, of Burlington and Florida; five sisters, Lada Maple of Burlington;
Lillian Paquette of California, Lucille Chicoine and her husband, Robert, of
Burlington, Florence Moran and her husband, Harold ”Chubby” Moran, of
North Ferrisburg, and Muriel McKenzie of Washington; nine beloved
grandchildren, Nathan, Justin, Kirsten, Jonathon, and Ryan Dougall, Colden
Hippisley, and Peter, Tess and Michael Marshall; three great-grandchildren,
Rory, Aidan and Jacob Dougall; and many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by seven brothers and two sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Friday, May 11, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic
Church. Interment will follow in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, friends are invited to consider Masses in her memory. Memorial
envelopes are available through the funeral home. Visiting hours will be
Thursday, May 10 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 3:45
in the Ready Funeral Home, North Chapel, 934 North Ave. Burlington.


EVELYN BARRE CARTER
BURLINGTON — Evelyn Barre Carter, 76, died Monday,
May 7, 2001, at her home in Burlington. She was born May 4, 1925, in
Brattleboro, the daughter of Ernest and Gladys Barre. She graduated from
Brattleboro High School and received her B.A. from Middlebury College and
master of arts in education from the University of Denver and from the
University of Vermont in special education. In December 1946, she met James
Carter of Hampton, Iowa, on the Rock Island Rocket out of Denver. The spark
ignited by that chance meeting led to a full, loving life together. Their
home at 22 Wilson St. was always open to friends, neighbors and anyone in
search of a thoughtful discussion or needing a good dose of laughter. Jim
died in 1993. Evie was a gifted, innovative and devoted educator who taught
English and drama at Lyman C. Hunt Junior High and ran ASPIRE at Burlington
High School, a program offering learning experiences outside the traditional
classroom. She served as an administrator for Burlington public schools and
was committed to advocacy for learning disabled students. In recent years
she taught literature and creative writing at CCV. Evie loved teaching and
tried to instill a love of learning in all her students. For 50 years, she
was a member of the First UU Society of Burlington, serving as its president
for several years. She loved singing in the church choir. Though she did not
consider herself an artist, she had a long history of involvement in music,
art and theater in Burlington. She played the flute and piano and performed
as writer, reader and dancer for Cradle to Grave Arts on various community
projects. She was an avid writer and poet. She actively supported
environmental and women’s issues, pro-choice and civil unions in particular.
r other passions included yoga and meditation, gardening, camping and
playing Liverpool with family and friends. Evie is survived by her sons and
daughters and grandchildren, Janet and her husband, Robert, of El Cerrito,
Calif., Jimmy and his wife, Nancy and their sons, Jim and Evan of
Burlington, Mary and her daughter, Celerah of Albuquerque, N.M., Judy and
her husband, Bob and their children, Dorothy, Josh, and Wesley, of Portland,
Ore., Jon and his wife, Bridget and their son, Christopher, of Riverdale,
N.Y., David and his wife, Tanya and their children, Brad, Clara, Timothy,
and Asa; her brothers, Jim Barre and his wife, Carol, and Steve Barre and
his wife, Barbara; and many nieces and nephews. Evie was a strong believer
in the goodness of people and the power of individuals to affect change. Her
generosity of spirit, compassion and tremendous positive strength touched
all who knew her. A mmorial service will be held in the Unitarian
Universalist Church at the head of Church Street on Friday, May 11, at 2
p.m. There is no parking at the church; please plan accordingly. In place of
flowers, donations may be made to King Street Area Youth Program Inc., 87
King Street, Burlington, Vt. 05401; or Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110
Prim Road., Colchester, Vt., 05446.

EVELYN LOUISE DAVIS
JERICHO — Evelyn Louise Davis, 90, passed away peacefully Monday May 7, 2001.
She was born June 19, 1910, the daughter of John W. and Lois (Schillhammer)
Davis. Evelyn is survived by two sisters, Heidi Kozlowski of Jericho, and
Delilah Siple of Jericho; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by
four brothers, Othello, Rudolph, Luther, and John and two sisters, Lolita and
Fannie. Evelyn was born and lived her entire life in Jericho, where she worked
hard for many years on the family farm. She had many pets, and in her younger
years was an avid horsewoman. She loved the Lawrence Welk Show. Evelyn was the
oldest member of Calvary Episcopal church in Underhill. The family would like
to express special thanks to her sister Delilah for her many years of devotion
and loving care, and also to Linda Hanson of the VNA. ”And there by the Grace
of God leaned I, A moment in the midst of my time, A moderate woman in a
temerate clime, Having, once been born, having grace to die” James Hayford A
memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 2:30 in Calvary
Episcopal Church , Underhill. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made in care of her sister, Delilah
Siple, P.O. Box 4, Jericho, Vt. 05465. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot
Street, Richmond is in charge of arrangements.

MARY
E. SHORTSLEEVE
BURLINGTON — Mary E. Shortsleeve, 85, of Burlington died
in her home Monday, May 7, 2001. She was born in Essex Center on July 14,
1915, the daughter of George and Ruth (Huntley) Munson. On Aug. 7, 1947, she
married Stephen A. Shortsleeve Sr. in Burlington. He predeceased her in 1996.
She is survived by four children and their spouses, John T. and Joan Sheeran
of Burlington, Richard B. Sheeran of Burlington, Mary and Darrell Fortier of
Williston, and Stephen A. and Denise Shortsleeve of Milton; 12 grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by
a granddaughter, Linda (Sheeran) Montagne, in 1996. Private services will be
held at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may make contributions
in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt
05601 or to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 12 Hurricane
Lane, Williston, Vt 05495. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are
by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road., Burlington.

May 8


FLORENCE K. ANDREWS
MIDDLEBURY — Florence K. Andrews, 94, a lifelong
resident of Middlebury, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in
the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Middlebury on
February 18, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Hartwell A. and Carrie
(King) Danyew. Florence was a 1927 graduate of Middlebury High School and
continued her education at Castleton Normal School. She was employed for
many years by the Lazarus Department Store and later the Grey Shop. More
recently, she worked at Brush Motors in Middlebury. She was a member and
communicant at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Middlebury. In her leisure
time, she enjoyed horseback riding and displayed many talents in arts and
crafts. Florence is survived by her son, Robert F. Andrews of Starr Farm
Nursing Center in Burlington; a brother, Stewart A. Danyew and his wife,
Doris, of Windsor; a sister, Frances D. Hall and her husband, Robert, of
Shelburne; a sister-in-law, Etta K. Danyew of Waterbury Center; as well as
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her former husband,
Robert L. Andrews in 1979, and two brothers, Howard Danyew and Fletcher
Danyew. Funeral services will be held from the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home
in Waterbury on Friday at 11 a.m, where friends may call from 10:00 a.m.
until the hour of the service. The Reverend Catherine Nichols of St.
Stephens Episcopal Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the
Waterbury Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the charity of one’s choice. Family members wish to convey their
appreciation to the staff of the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center
for the loving and excellent care provided to Florence, and for the
comforting support shown to her family.


ROBERT A. BEDARD
MILTON — Robert A. Bedard, 68, of Milton, died
Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. He
was born July 19, 1932, in Phillipsburg, P.Q., the son of Azellus and
Hortense (Poulin) Bedard. He married Anne Marie Boudries on May 13, 1967 in
Lowell, Mass. He had worked for over 27 years at the Elizabeth Lund Home in
Burlington, retiring as superintendent of home and grounds. In addition to
his wife, Anne Marie, Robert is survived by his daughters, Aline Bedard of
Burlington and Janet Bedard of Milton; his son, Andre Verdon of Nashua, N.H;
his grandchildren, Matthew, Samantha, and Robert Verdon; his brother, Pete
Bedard, and his wife, Ethel, of Milton; his sisters, Madeline LeBoeuf of
Lachine, P.Q., Jeanne d’Arc Boisvert and her husband, Jean Marc, of Laurier
Station, P.Q., Henriette Boyer and her husband, Clement, of LaSalle, P.Q.;
his brother-in-law, Antonio Gemma, of Newton, Mass.; and several nieces,
nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Paul Bedard, and
his sisters Marie Lily, Rita Gemma and Marguerite Verdon. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 10 at 11 a.m. in St. Rose
of Lima Catholic Church, South Hero, with burial following in St. Ann’s
Cemetery in Milton. Memorials in Robert’s name may be made to either the
Champlain Assoc for Retarded Citizens (CARC) 187 St. Paul St., Suite 3B,
Burlington, Vt,. 05401, or the Champlain Vocational Services, 77 Hegeman
Ave. Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton,

ALBINA Y. CHOQUETTE
NEW HAVEN — Albina Y. Choquette, 90, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in
Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was born Feb. 11, 1911, in Granby,
Quebec, the daughter of Sergius and Sara (Bedard) Bathalon. She was a member
of St. Peter Catholic Church in Vergennes. She was predeceased by her
husband, Dorily Choquette, in 1995. Albina is survived by five children,
Albert and Jeannine Choquette, Jeanne Choquette, Richard Choquette and his
special friend, Sandy Thompson, all of New Haven, Claire and James Lathrop
of Bristol, and Louise and Thomas Dorazio of Endwell, N.Y.; eight
grandchildren, Lorraine Huestis, Pierre Choquette, Michelle Choquette,
Krissy Bolton, Jason and Justin Lathrop, Mathew and Megan Dorazio; 10
great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Bathalon of Newport; a sister,
Laurette Bathalon of Westfield; and several nieces and nephews. She was also
predeceased by four brothers and six sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, in St. Peter Catholic Church.
Interment will be in St. Peter Cemetery in Vergennes. There will be no
public calling hours. Contributions may be made to Addison County Home
Health and Hospice, Route 7, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.
 


HUGH A. COLLINS JR
. FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Hugh A. Collins Jr., 46, of
Fort Pierce died May 8, 2001. He was born in Hartford, Conn., and had lived
in Burlington, Vt. He was a maintenance mechanic. Mr. Collins was married to
Susan, his wife of three years. He enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles and
raising his dogs. Mr. Collins served with the U .S. Army Rangers. He was a
member of the Eagles in both Fort Pierce and Burlington. Survivors include
his wife, Susan Collins of Fort Pierce; his mother, Gloria Collins of
Vernon, Conn.; his father, Hugh A Collins Sr. of Sunapee, N.H.; a sister,
Tamara Boutcher, and a brother, Henry Collins of Columbiaville, Mich.
Visitation will be held today, May 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Yates Funeral
Home chapel in Fort Pierce. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m.
in Yates Funeral Home chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor
Branch Oceanographic Institution, 5699 U.S. 1, Fort Pierce, Fla.

 
FRANCES (BORTON)
DAILEY
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J./BURLINGTON — Frances (Borton) Dailey, 87, died
May 8, 2001, in Mount Holly, N.J. She was the widow of the Rev. James A.
Dailey, pastor of the College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, from
1954 to 1974, and the Church of Christ, Greensboro, 1943 to 1947. She is
survived by her son, Wallace of Watertown, Mass; her daughter, Sarah
Kuzmanoff of Alexandria, Va.; and three grandchildren. Another son, Timothy,
predeceased her
 


FLOYD C. DEVOID
WILLISTON — Floyd C. Devoid of Williston died
peacefully May 8, 2001. He leaves his wife, Janice, and four sons. A
memorial service will be held Friday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in the Corbin and
Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction.

 


GEORGE BRANDON SAUL II
MIDDLEBURY — George Brandon Saul II died May 8,
2001, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 8, 1928, in
Hartford, Conn., the son of George Brandon and Dorothy (Ayers) Saul. He
lived in Storrs, Conn., until he entered the University of Pennsylvania,
where he received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. He taught biology at Dartmouth
College for 13 years and in 1967 moved to Middlebury College, where he
chaired the biology department for several years and for three years served
as academic vice president. At the time of his death, he was Charles A. Dana
professor emeritus and college professor emeritus of biology. George was a
member of the Middlebury Congregational Church, where he sang in the choir
for many years. He was a member of the Hawthorne Club and the Middlebury
Garden Club. He was a past president of the Middlebury Lions Club and a
Melvin Jones Fellow. At the time of his death, he was treasurer of the
Vermont chapter of Sigma Xi and a member of the board of the Vermont Academy
of Arts and Sciences. He is survived by Sue Williams Saul, his wife of 48
years; a brother, Michael, and his wife, Pat, of Chester; a sister, Bridgid
Townsend and her husband, John, of Avondale Estates, Ga.; and several nieces
and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. in
the Middlebury Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to any of the following: American Heart Association, American
Cancer Society, or Addison County Humane Society.

 


CLARE B. SHEPPARD
ST. ALBANS — Clare B. Sheppard, 70, passed away
peacefully Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in Northwestern Medical Center with her
loving family by her side. Survivors include four sons, Matthew, Paul,
Christopher, and Andrew Sheppard; and two daughters, Cynthia Leadbeater and
Florence Hawkins. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the
First Congregational Church, St. Albans. Visitation will be in the church on
Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Arrangements are by the
Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans.

May 9


JOHN RAYMOND BOUDRO
HIGHGATE — John Raymond Boudro, 89, a lifelong
resident of this community, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in Holiday House
Nursing Facility in St. Albans Town. John was born in St. Albans on Dec. 17,
1911, the son of the late Napoleon and Louise (Raymond) Boudro. He attended
Highgate schools. March 22, 1947, he married the former Doris Green, who
predeceased him in January 1980. For 14 years, John was associated with
Missisquoi Valley Union High School as the driver of the student activity
bus. He later drove buses for Don G. Bell Inc. and Grand Avenue Enterprises
Inc. In his earlier years, John and his partner, George Firkey, owned and
operated an automotive garage on Gore Road in Highgate Center. John
faithfully served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Force
and was a 56-year member of the American Legion Green Mountain Post 1 in St.
Albans. He also served the town of Highgate as a member of the Cemetery
Commission, the Highgate Historical Society and the Highgate Volunteer Fire
Department. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Louis Church. His sister,
Esther Choiniere of Highgate Center, and many nieces and nephews in Vermont
and West Viriginia survive John. In addition to his wife, Doris, he was
predeceased by a brother, Henry Boudro, in April 1989, and a brother-in-law,
Maruice Choiniere, on Nov. 27, 1993, and several brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law in West Virginia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Monday, May 14, 2001, at 11 a.m. from St. Louis Church, Lamkin
Street, Highgate Center. Interment will follow in the Boudro family lot in
St. Louis Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand
Ave., Swanton, on Sunday, May 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in
John’s memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box 22, Swanton,
Vt. 05488; or Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans,
Vt. 05478.


BERTHA B. (BRACE) DESJADON
VERGENNES — Bertha B. (Brace) Desjadon, 65,
died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She
was born July 4, 1935, in Lincoln, the daughter of Lester and Rosella
(Martell) Brace. Bertha was predeceased by her husband, Walter Desjadon, on
May 1, 1995. She is survived by five children, Shirley and Danny Gebo, of
Bristol, Patricia Curtis of Bristol, Joanne and Dale Benway of Vergennes;
Timothy and Kimberly Curtis of Monkton; Roger and Amy Curtis of Addison;
seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five brothers, Lester Brace
Jr., Wayland Brace, Roland Brace, Richard Brace and Robert Brace; a sister,
Beverly Parker; and several nieces and nephews. Bertha was also predeceased
by a brother, Francis Brace. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday
in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Interment will be in Prospect
Cemety in Vergennes. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home on
Sunday, May 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.. Contributions may be made to Vergennes
Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, Vt. 05491.

LEAH MICHELLE GROVE
New York/Williston — Leah Michelle Grove, 38, of New York City died
Wednesday, May 9, 2001, her cause of death pending investigation. She was born
in Rochester, Minn., July 28, 1962, the daughter of Morris C. and Lynn (Chase)
Grove. She was a graduate of Rice Memorial High School, Class of 1980, and a
graduate of the University of Vermont, Class of 1984 with a degree in computer
science. Leah worked as a senior sales consultant for Siebel and lived in New
York City. She is survived by her parents, Morris C. and Lynn C. Grove of Wil
liston; a brother, Vince and Martha Grove of Concord, Mass., and their
children, Kathryn and Eric; a sister, Jennifer Grove Layman and her daughter,
Jessica, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Dan Grove of San Diego,
Calif.; and numerous aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be held Sunday,
May 13, at 3 p.m. in the Ascension Lutheran Church, Allen Road, South
Burlington. There will be no visiting hours. Those who wish may make
contributions in her memory to their local humane societies. Arrangements are
by Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road., Burlington

M. JOYCE HAMMOND-BETLER
ANGOLA, N.Y — M. Joyce Hammond-Betler died May 9, 2001. She was born in
Burlington May 5, 1930, the daughter of William and Alice (Hebert) Hammond.
Joyce leaves her daughters, Debbie, Barbara, twins Diane and Diana, and
Annette; her brothers, William and John, O.S.B., and a sister, Marie Giroux.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bob Betler. A Mass will be celebrated for
Joyce in Christ the King Church in Burlington on Wednesday, June 13 at 8:30
a.m.

 


CORA B. McCUIN
BURLINGTON — Cora B. McCuin, 96, of Burlington died
Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare. Born on July 11,
1904, in Sawyerville, Quebec, she was the daughter of the late John
Bartholomew and the late Bertha Harper Bartholomew. She received her early
education in the Sawyerville school system and later graduated from
MacDonald College in St. Ann de Bellevue. Following her graduation, she
taught school for five years before her marriage to Archie Herbert McCuin on
Jan. 3, 1927. Mrs. McCuin and her husband had lived in Stanley, New
Brunswick; Danforth, Maine; and Jeffersonville. From 1972 to 1990, she was a
resident of Boynton Beach, Fla. Cora was predeceased by her husband of 33
years in 1960 and her son, William McCuin, in 1992. She is survived by two
daughters and their husbands, Helen “”Holly” and John Parker of Springvale,
Maine, and Shirley and Dale Montgomery of Colchester; her daughter-in-law,
Mary McCuin, also of Colchester; 11 grandchildren; and 23
great-grandchildren. Visiting hours have been omitted. A graveside service
in Waterville will take place at the convenience of the family. Arrangements
are by National Cremation Service, Middlebury.

 


MARGARET MC ANLIS REED
WORCESTER, Mass — Margaret McAnlis Reed, 89, of
Worcester Mass., died Wed., May 9, 2001, in St. Vincents Hospital,
Worcester, after a brief illness. Mrs. Reed was born Margaret McAnlis in
Beaver Falls, Penn., on March 21, 1912, the daughter of the late Howard and
Edna (Gault) McAnlis. She was a graduate of Hood College in Frederick, Md.
After graduation, she worked as a social worker in Beaver County, Penn. She
married Elmer M. Reed in 1941. After her husband completed his military
service during World War II, they made their home in Burlington, where he
practiced medicine. In 1969, they moved to State College, Penn., where she
resided until recently. During this time, she was active in the Women’s
Medical Auxiliary. Her husband Elmer, and a son, Peter A. Reed, predeceased
her. She is survived by two sons, John M. Reed of Harvard, Mass., and David
P. Reed of Bradford, Mass; a daughter-in-law, Alice Verret Reed of Harvard;
two grandchildren, Carrie A. Reed of Brookline, Mass., and Heather Reed
Butler, of Ashland Mass; and many nieces and nephews. Private services will
be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Sisters of Notre
Dame, de Namur, 340 Plantation St., Worcester, Mass., 01064-1637

 

HAZEL
MARIETTA WHITTEN
ESSEX JUNCTION — Hazel Marietta (Irish) Whitten, 84, of
Essex died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in the Burlington Health & Rehabilitation
Center with her family at her side. She was born Aug. 30, 1916, in West
Bolton, the daughter of Eugene and Etta Irish. She attended school in Essex
Junction. Hazel lived in Essex all her life, recently living at Whitcomb Woods
in Essex prior to entering the nursing home in 1999. She was a homemaker, and
worked at General Electric and later at the University of Vermont Regulatory
Service lab. She attended the North Avenue Alliance Church in Burlington. She
is survived by her children, Raymond and his wife, Charlotte, of Essex, Donald
and his wife, Mary, of Essex, Beverly Ledrich and her husband, Robert, of
Tennessee, and Barbara Graves of Williston;daughter-in-law Lenore Whitten of
Essex; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Hervey, on March 10; two sons,
Richard and Bernard; and four brothers, Aden, Leslie, Raymond and Bernard. The
family would like to sincerely thank the wonderful staff for their special
personal attention and care provided to Hazel while she was living at the
Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. In accordance with Hazel’s
wishes, services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu
of flowers, contributions may be made to Essex Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 124,
Essex Junction, Vt., 05452. Visiting hours will be held Saturday, from 2 to 4
p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive Essex
Junction.

May 10


MYRLE C. GOLDSBURY
ST. ALBANS — Myrle C. Golds- bury, 80, of 14 Barlow
St., St. Albans, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at the home she loved,
surrounded by the children who adored her. Myrle was born in St. Albans on
Dec. 1, 1920. She married William B. Goldsbury on Aug. 9, 1942. He
predeceased her Sept. 29, 1990. Myrle is survived by her six children and
their spouses, William E. Goldsbury of Burlington, Jim and Jan Goldsbury of
Colchester, Carol (Cooch) Allard of Colchester, Jane and Ed Leahy of St.
Albans, Peg Vincent of St. Albans, and John and Sandy Goldsbury of Fort
Mill, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; and many close friends and relatives. At
Myrle’s request, there will be no visiting hours. There will be a Mass and
celebration of Myrle’s life Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Roman
Catholic Church in St. Albans. Immediately following the service and burial
in Holy Cross Cemetery, the family will hold a reception at the St. Mary
Parish Center Hall across from the church. For those of you who may wish to
make a donation in Myrle’s memory, please do so to either Franklin County
Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans or St. Albans Dialysis
Unit, P.O. Box 1370, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, Attn: Peggy Bushey. Funeral
arrangements are made by Brady & Levesque Funeral Home. A complete obituary
will appear in Saturday’s St. Albans Messenger. l

IRENE
TRIMM HAMELL
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Irene Trimm Hamell, 75, died in
Fletcher Allen Health Care on Thursday, May 10, 2001. She was born in
Houlton, Maine, on July 15, 1925, the daughter of Frederick and Mildred
(Armstrong) Trimm. She volunteered in the South Burlington school libraries
and was a member of Community Lutheran Church in South Burlington. Irene
loved bowling at Champlain Lanes, joining several leagues, and loved camping
in Vermont and Maine. She is survived by two daughters and their spouses,
Maureen and Dana Roberts of Newburgh, Maine, and Cynthia and Peter Duquette
of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; three sons, Frederick Trimm of Mapleton, Maine, and
Thomas C. Hamell Jr. and James Hamell, both of South Burlington; six
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her brother, Nathan Trimm of
Newburgh; and several nieces and nephews. The family wish to express their
sincere gratitude and friendship to the Picard, Yeadon, Beechko and Cooper
families for all their love and support. A memorial service and celebration
of Irene’s life will be held Saturday, May 19, 2001, at 2 p.m. in Community
Lutheran Church, Williston Road, South Burlington. Burial will follow in
Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vermont Respite House, 99
Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral
Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

 


CAROL ANN LAFRAMBOISE
MIDDLEBURY — Carol Ann La- framboise, 44, passed
to the arms of her parents, Guy and Annette La- framboise, unexpectedly May
10, 2001, in Porter Medical Center. She was born Jan. 23, 1957, in
Middlebury and resided at 15 Elm St. with her close friends, Beverly,
Natalie, Lynn, Tammie and Lorrie. She was a dedicated employee at Geiger and
in recent years at Danford Pewters. She loved music and gatherings with
family and friends. Carol’s wonderful personality and good humor brightened
all our lives, and her perseverance was an example to all who knew her. She
is survived by her eight brothers and two sisters and their spouses, Maurice
and Barbara of Cornwall, Rock and Betty of New Haven, Richard and Pat,
Raymond and Betty of Middlebury, Claude and Katie of Moriah, N.Y., Lena and
Warren Dahlin of Williston, Robert and Roberta of Savage, Minn., Mark and
Kathy of Middlebury, Susan and Paul Vermette of Hudson, N.C., and John and
Mary of Middlebury; and many nieces and nephews. Family members wish to
express their deep gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Elm Street,
especially Jean Shappee, Michelle Hoague, and Sara Robinson for their love,
care and dedication to our sister. A funeral service will be held at
Sanderson Funeral Service on Monday, May 14, at 1 p.m. The celebrant will be
the Rev. John McDermott. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the
service. Interment and committal services will follow in St. Mary Cemetery
in Middlebury. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Counseling Service of Addison County, 89 Main St., Middlebury, Vt. 05753.
Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

 


DOUGLAS OWEN SEVERY
HIGHGATE — Douglas Owen Severy, 57, a resident of
Carter Hill Road in Highgate, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, in Fletcher Allen
Health Care in Burlington. He was born in Rochester on July 27, 1943, the
son of the late Cleon and Kathleen (Goodno) Severy. He attended Bellows Free
Academy in St. Albans, graduating with the Class of 1962. Sept. 25, 1965, he
married the former Rosalie Larocque, who survives him. Doug came to the St.
Albans area in the late 1950s and farmed there from 1962 until 1969. In
1970, he purchased a farm on Route 7 in Swanton that he and his family
operated until 1986. He later became associated with New England
Construction of Colchester and worked there until 1989. From 1989 until
1996, he was the manager of Brooks Feed on Platt Street in Swanton Village
and from 1996 to 1998, he worked as a real estate agent for Century 21 in
St. Albans until his illness forced him to retire. He was a longtime member
and past president of the National Farmers Organization and served on the
Advisory Board for the University of Vermont Extension Service. Doug loved
his family and the youth of this area and was active in several 4-H clubs.
He was past president of the Youth Hockey Organization. He also served as a
member of the Swanton Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his wife, Rosalie
of Highgate, Doug leaves four children, Tony Severy of Highgate, Debra Ovitt
and her husband, Barry, of Fairfax, Eric Severy and his wife, Christa, of
Georgia, and Joseph Severy of Highgate; a grandson, Dylan Severy; and a
granddaughter, Mychala Ovitt. He also leaves two sisters and a brother,
Joyce Jones and her husband, Donald of Rochester, Dorothy Vorholt of
Mandeville, La., and Albert Severy and his wife, Sally, of Sheldon; and
several nieces and nephews. Doug was predeceased by a son, Walter Severy, in
1967, and a brother, Almon Severy. Funeral services will be held Tuesday,
May 15, 2001, at 11 a.m. from the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave.,
Swanton. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Mary Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home on Monday, May 14, from 7 to 9
p.m. Gifts in Douglas Severy’s memory may be made to the VCC, c/o The
Development Office, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 80 University
Heights, Burlington, Vt. 05405;or American Lung Association of Vermont, 30
Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Doug’s children have written the
following: Our Father, Our Best Friend, our Coach, was a very special man.
We could not have asked for, or needed any more of the love and guidance
that he gave to all of us. He was always there to give advice or an opinion
no matter what time of day it was. He was never judgmental but looked at
everyone as an equal. He worked hard every day, not only for himself but
also for all his family. He loved the outdoors, especially working in the
garden and on the farm. Dad, you will be greatly missed but not forgotten.
We know that you are still with us today and will be forever. Dad, we love
you and we willnever stop loving you!


LAURINA S. (DONNA) SOTNICK
STOUGHTON, Mass. — Laurina S. Sotnick, 77,
of Stoughton passed away Thursday, May 10, 2001, in the Goddard Center for
Transitional Care after a long period of failing health. Born in Montgomery
Center, she was raised there and attended Vermont schools She had been a
resident of Stoughton for more than 45 years. Throughout her lifetime, she
worked at several jobs and was a homemaker for the last several years. She
was a loyal donor to several charities. She was foster mother to the
children of her late sister, Evelyn Sheltra. In her free time, she enjoyed
playing bingo and traveling to casinos with her friends. She will be greatly
missed by her children, Rodney A. Gross of Alabama, Audrey J. Lurie of
Mansfield, and Serge E. of Stoughton. She is survived by her brothers,
Burton Donna and Robert Donna, both of Vermont; six grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held in the Farley Funeral Home,
358 Park St. (Route 27), Stoughton, on Monday at 8:15 a.m. followed by a
funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton at 9 a.m. Visiting
hours will be Sunday, May 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. Donations in Laurina’s memory
may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 20 Speen St., Framingham, Mass.
01701 or the Salvation Army, 147 Berkeley St. Boston, Mass. 02116.

May 11


FRANCIS EDMOND BAHRE
WEST ADDISION — Francis Edmond Bahre, 90, died
Friday, May 11, 2001, in Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. He was born
April 4, 1911, in Canton, Conn., the son of Amiel and Florence (Brucker)
Bahre. Francis was a carpenter and builder in Canton for most of his life
before retiring in 1973 and moving to West Brookfield, where he build his
“”cabin.” For the past eight years, he and his wife, Ethel, lived in West
Addison. He was an avid gardener. Francis’ last goal was to make age 90,
which he did, celebrated with nearly his entire family. He is survived by
his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Ethel (Bossardt) Bahre of West Addison;
three sons and their wives, Thomas E. and Barbara Bahre of West Addison,
Jared H. and Susan Bahre of Canton, and Richard A. and Sonia Bahre of North
Granby, Conn.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Edith B. Nissen of Nantucket, Mass., and Bernice B. Wilson of Canton; and
several nieces and nephews. Francis was predeceased by two sons, Leonard
Herbert Bahre and William Bossardt Bahre; six brothers, Louis, Herbert,
Peter, Paul, Albert and Howard. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11
a.m. in Vincent Funeral Home in Canton. Interment will be in Southwest
Cemetery in Canton. Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home on Monday
from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral. Contributions may be made to
Porter Medical Center Building Fund, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Brown-McClay
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


IVALINE BLISS
JEFFERSONVILLE/MORRISVILLE — Ivaline Bliss, 90, died
Friday, May 11, 2001, in Genesis Eldercare in Morrisville. She was born in
Jeffersonville on Aug. 14, 1910, the daughter of Lawrence and Etta (Davis)
Thomas. Ivaline lived most of her life within this part of Lamoille County.
She was a graduate of Cambridge High School. Nov. 23, 1933, she married
William W. Bliss, who predeceased her. Ivaline centered her life around her
family and home. She was an active member of the Second Congregational
Church in Jeffersonville, the Ladies Home Dem Group and the Crescendo Club.
Her son, grandchildren and, as years passed, great-grandchildren always
provided Ivaline a desire and spark with their love, giving her purpose and
fulfillment in her life. She is survived by her son, Lawrence and his wife,
Dorothy, of Morrisville; three grandchildren, Anne Demars and her husband,
Dan, Matthew and his wife, Wendy, and Patrick; five great-grandchildren,
Ryan, Carter, Christian, Joshua and Erica; two sisters, Dorothy Parsons of
Colchester and Oraetta Caswell and her husband, Chester, of Grand Isle; a
sister-in-law, Frieda Bliss Sabens of Colchester; and several nieces and
nephews. Ivaline was also predeceased by a sister, Madeline Martin. Funeral
services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2001, in the Second
Congregational Church in Jeffersonville with interment following in
Belvidere Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
contributions in Ivaline’s memory be made to the Jeffersonville Second
Congregational Church, P.O. Box 40, Jeffersonville, Vt. 05464. Arrangements
are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.


GLORIA MAE (ROULET) MOODY
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Gloria Mae (Roulet) Moody
died at her home in South Burlington on Friday, May 11, 2001, following a
lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at 1
p.m. in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Prim Road, Colchester, with burial in
the family lot in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. Visiting hours are Monday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St.,
Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of the
Champlain Valley or VNA Home Care, both at 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1,
Colchester, Vt. 05446. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s Free
Press.


GLORIA MAE (ROULET) MOODY
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Gloria Mae (Roulet) Moody,
77, passed away peacefully May 11, 2001, at her home at The Pines in the
presence of her loving family. She was born in Burlington on Feb. 20, 1924,
the daughter of William Repetto and Frances Kmetz Repetto, who predeceased
her. She graduated from Burlington High School, Class of 1944. She had been
employed by S.S. Kresge, W.T. Grant Co., J.C. Penney and more recently
retired from F.W. Woolworth Co. Her greatest interest was her family. She
also enjoyed bowling, golfing, working in her garden, trips and playing
cards with her dear friends, Jackie Barnes, Jean Dastalto, and her cousin,
Bonnie Maietta. She was a former Cub Scout mother and taught Sunday school
for 10 years at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where she was a faithful member
for many years. She had presently been attending St. Andrew’s Episcopal
Church in Colchester. Gloria is survived by her daughter, Karen Tompkins and
her husband Jim, and children Candace and Tyler, of Colchester; three sons,
Gary Moody and his daughter, Samantha Ann, of South Burlington, Kevin Moody
and his wife, Kathy, and children Nicola, Trevor and Jarvis, of Swanton, and
Daren Moody and children Shane, Whitney and Miranda; two
great-granddaughters, Natalia and Katherine; a sister, Genevieve Cowlishaw
of North Carolina; cousins Bonnie Maietta, who was Gloria’s “”Angel on
Earth,” Donald Hier and his wife, Rosemary, of Barre, and Florence Lafferty
of Massachusetts; nieces and nephews; and a lifelong special friend, Elaine
Wright of Colchester. She was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Repetto and
her former husband, Frank C. Moody. The family wishes to thank the very
special Hospice and VNA “”Angels,” Pat Weiner, Noreen Riley and Susan Ryan,
and neighbors Nan and Henry Angolano for the loving care Gloria received.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 15, at 1 p.m. in St. Andrew’s
Episcopal Church, Prim Road, Colchester, with burial to follow in Lakeview
Cemetery in Burlington. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corbin
and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. In lieu of flowers,
memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of the Champlain Valley or VNA Home
Care, 110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, Vt. 05446.


RUTH ELIZABETH ROBISTOW
BURLINGTON — Ruth Elizabeth Robistow, 98, of
Burlington died in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center on May 11,
2001. She was born in Utica, N.Y., on Jan. 6, 1903, the daughter of Edward
and Cynthia (Bowen) Brown. Ruth graduated from St. Albans High School in
1920. She worked as an operator for New England Telephone Co. for 35 years
until her retirement. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers Club of
America, St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, and a longtime member of the choir
there. She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Ruth was the widow of Kenneth F.
Robistow, who predeceased her Feb. 1, 1986. She is survived by her three
sisters-in-law, Ila W. Brown of St. Johnsbury, Laurie Larocque and her
husband, Paul, of Swanton, and Madeline Pijanowski and her husband, John, of
Burlington; a brother-in-law, Peter Robistow and his wife, Phyllis, of
Colchester; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three
sisters, Kathryn Brown, Alice Whitham and Helen Brown; and four brothers,
James, Edward, Neil and John Brown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, in St. Mark Roman Catholic Church with
interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington.
Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski
Ave., Burlington, today from 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Boucher and
Pritchard Funeral Directors.


ROSE M. RUGGIERO
BURLINGTON — Rose M. Ruggiero, 36, passed away
unexpectedly Friday, May 11, 2001. She was born on October 26, 1964, in
Norwalk, Conn., and had worked as an LPN in the Norwalk Hospital. She and
her husband, Roy, recently moved to this area to be closer to family. In
addition to her husband Roy T. Ruggiero of South Burlington, she leaves her
children, Christina Velloso and Charles Velloso, both of Florida, John Ryan
Metcalf, Jr. and Morissa Metcalf, both of Connecticut; two grandchildren;
her mother, Therese Kelly; and her aunt, Marguerite Kelley, both of
Burlington. Rose was recently predeceased by another daughter, Kimberly Ann
Velloso on March 21, 2000. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Wednesday at 1 p.m. in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment following in
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Annex, Pomeroy St. Visiting hours are this evening
from 5 to 8 p.m. at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Avenue.

 
DORIS A. SWEET
COLCHESTER — Doris A. Sweet, 81, died Friday, May 11, 2001, in Fletcher Allen
Health Care in Burlington. She was born June 19, 1919, in Lincoln, the
daughter of Dayton D. and Abbie (Gove) Dwire. Doris was predeceased by her
husband, Melvin F. Sweet, in 1988. She is survived by her daughter-in-law,
Diana Sweet of Winooski; two granddaughters, Darlenea and her husband, David
Hollis, of Kansas, and Tina Sweet and her companion, Chris Sibley, both of
Burlington; two great-granddaughters, Marisa and Taylor Hollis; three sisters,
Gladys Hunt of Bristol, Velma Thompson of Bristol, and Norma Miner of
Hinesburg; and several nieces and nephews. Doris was also predeceased by a
son, Richard Sweet, in 1999, and a sister, Retha Cameron. Funeral services
will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol.
Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Huntington. Friends may call at the
funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral.
May 12


GORDON H. SPRIGG SR
. CHARLOTTE — Gordon H. Sprigg Sr. passed away
Saturday, May 12, 2001, two weeks prior to his 90th birthday, in Burlington
Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 26, 1911, in New Haven,
the son of Cameron and Jessie (Bowen) Sprigg. He was a member of Libanus
Lodge 47, F&AM, town meeting moderator of Charlotte for 25 years and a
member of various other organizations. He was predeceased by his wife, Vera,
and two sons, Richard and Ronald. Gordon is survived by his children, Gordon
Sprigg Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Virginia, Carole Ann Scott of Burlington,
and Mary Ellen Hunter and her husband, James, of Colchester; seven
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Charlotte Congregational
Church. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven. Friends may
call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral
home. Contributions may be made to Charlotte Congregational Church,
Charlotte, Vt. 05445.

May 13


LINDA B. ADAMS
STOWE — Linda B. Adams, 57, of Stowe passed away Sunday,
May 13, 2001, after a courageous struggle with a long illness. Linda, the
daughter of Vivian M. and Lee B. Bates, was born in Newport on Sept. 18,
1943, and spent her childhood living in Montpelier. She attended Middlebury
College, and until recently had been enrolled in a photojournalism program
at the University of Vermont. Linda was employed by the owe Reporter for 25
years, serving as associate editor at the time of her retirement in 1995.
She and the Stowe Reporter gained regional and national recognition in their
worldwide coverage of alpine ski racing. She was a skilled photographer and
journalist. Linda was a director of the Vermont Alpine Racing Association
from 1992 to 1996. She was also a member of the Eastern and United States
Ski Writers Association. Linda spent countless hours volunteering her time
at the Mount Mansfield Ski Club, including timing ski races, organizing the
annual dinner dances and producing the club newsletter. Linda was an avid
animal lover, and especially enjoyed riding and caring for her horses. She
participated in local equestrian events for many years and was a member of
the Green Mountain Hounds. Linda also enjoyed the arts, and was well known
for her creative talents, from building ”floats”for the Spruce Peak Easter
Parade, to capturing many notable athletes on film. She was a member of the
Helen Day Art Center, where she served on various committees. Linda
approached a long and difficult illness with dignity and hope. Her husband
and children appreciate the many family members, friends, and caregivers who
supported her. The family would especially like to thank the wonderful
people at Fletcher Allen Health Care for the excellent care given to Linda.
Linda enriched many lives. Her children and grandchildren will remember her
independent spirit and her delight in the company of her family. She will
also be remembered for her kindness and generosity, always there for those
who needed her. Linda is survived by her husband Stephen P. Adams of Stowe;
her daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Douglas Weiss of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.;
her son, Krister Adams of Stowe; and granddaughters Kelsey and Bettina
Weiss, of Ho-Ho-Kus; brothers-in-law James Adams and his wife, Barbara, of
Essex Junction; William Adams and his wife, Janet, of Riverside, Conn.;
several nieces and nephews; her husband’s aunt, Laura Adams of Montpelier;
her beloved chestnut mare, Sparky and her dogs, Willie and Buck, who were
always by her side. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 17 at 1
p.m. at the Stowe Community Church. In lieu of flowers, the family would be
grateful for contributions to the Children’s Miracle Network, in care of
Fletcher Allen Health Care, 111 Colchester Ave. Burlington, Vt., 05401.
Barber & Lanier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


HELEN L. ANAIR
BURLINGTON — Helen L. Anair, 100, passed away peacefully
May 13, 2001. She was born in Newport, April 5, 2001 to George Anair and
Carrie Dube Anair. She graduated from Hardwick Academy in 1918, studied the
law, and in 1927, she was admitted to the bar and became the tenth female
lawyer in Vermont. Helen practiced law and was a successful business woman
during an era in which women struggled for equality. Her greatest interests
were tracking and recording her family genealogy and memoirs, traveling,
gardening and challenging her friends and family to games of Scrabble. She
continued to be independent, feisty and vibrant throughout all of her 100
years. Helen is survived by her sister, Evelyn Anair McCanna, and her
sister-in-law, Ellen Thompson Anair, many nieces, nephews, grandneices,
grandnephews, and a great-grandneice and great-grandnephew. She was
predeceased by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Mruiel and Thurb Hayward,
and Velma and Roderick Riley; her brother, Lawrence Anair; and
brother-in-law, George McCanna. Helen’s family would like to thank the staff
and residents of the Converse Home for their loving care and friendship over
the six years Helen resided in their presence. In addition, they are
thankful for the care she received from the many doctors and nurses on Baird
4 who looked after her the last week of her life. Prayers and committal will
be June 10 at 12:30 at Fairview Cemetery in Hardwick. A memorial mass will
be conducted the following day at St. Norbert’s Church in Hardwick. In lieu
of flowers, please send donations to The Activities Fund, The Converse
House, 272 Church Street, Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements by des
Groseilliers, 17 Church St. Hardwick, Vt. 05483

 


ALICE PEARLE CAIN BORDEAUX
BURLINGTON — Alice Bordeaux, 96, peacefully
went to heaven on Mother’s Day, May, 13, 2001, from Burlington Health and
Rehabilitation Center. She was born on a Clinton, Maine farm April 10, 1905,
to Annie Burgess Cain and Eugene Cain. She later attended the Good
Will-Hinckley School, where her mother worked following Eugene’s death.
Alice had three brothers and two sisters, Everett, Leslie, Ralph, Dorothy
and Bertha; all of whom predeceased her. Auburn-haired Alice graduated from
Wheelock College in Boston in 1928, later teaching in the Albany, N.Y. area.
She married C. George Bordeaux, an engineer, and together they moved Hoosick
Falls, N.Y. George owned a valve manufacturing company while Alice taught
kindergarten for 25 years. She was extremely active in all school and church
activities during that time. After her husband’s death in 1965, she moved to
Alexandria, Va., before coming to Vermont in 1981. Independent and capable
to the end, Alice was a wonderful and kind person, full of life and the love
of good judgement, character, design, books and crossword puzzles. Her
spirit was authentic. How she loved and appreciated plants and beauty.
Devoted to her family, she is survived by two daughters, Anne B. Douglass of
Charlottesville, Va., and Joyce Bordeaux of Burlington; two grandchildren,
Gail Douglass of Washington, D.C. and Jeff Douglass of Phoenix, Ariz.; two
nieces; two nephews; their families; and a number of friends who will all
miss her. Alice will never be forgotten. Arrangements are being made by
Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held later
this summer before her ashes are buried with her family under her favorite
pine trees in her beloved Maine. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her
memor can be made to the Good Will Hinckley Home for Boys and Girls, P.O.
Box 159, Hinckley, Maine 04944.

EVANGELINE M.
GABBEITT
BURLINGTON — Evangeline M. Gabbeitt, 87, died Sunday, May 13,
2001, in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in
Montpelier on June 21, 1913, the daughter of Ernest and Katherine (O’Connor)
Galaise. Evangeline married John J. Gabbeitt in St. Stephen Church; he
predeceased her in 1967. For 10 years, she was the staffing coordinator at
DeGoesbriand Hospital. She was a member of St. Stephen parish in Winooski.
Surviving her are two daughters and their spouses, Katherine Sue and John
Martin of Bakersfield and Martha Lee and Ernest Courcy of Irving, Texas;
eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Lorraine
Gabbeitt of Winooski; a sister-in-law who was her devoted caregiver and
friend, Beulah Gabbeitt of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews. Her
son, John Thomas Gabbeitt, predeceased her in 1980. A Mass of Christina
Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Stephen Catholic
Church in Winooski. Burial will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in
South Burlington. For those who wish, donations may be made to one’s
favorite charity. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. at
the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


MARION B. GUILD
WATERBURY CENTER — Marion B. Guild, 88, a longtime
resident of the Waterbury area, passed away in Central Vermont Medical Center
in Berlin, Sunday, May, 13, 2001. Born in North Duxbury on May 5, 1913, she
was the daughter of the late Donald and Ida Jane (Morse) Barney. On Aug. 19,
1941, she married Frank W. Guild Jr. in Waterbury. Marion attended schools in
Duxbury and Waterbury. Following her graduation from Waterbury High School,
she continued her education at the DeGoesbriand School of Nursing in
Burlington, graduating as a registered nurse. Throughout her career, she
worked in hospitals in Burlington, Plattsburgh, N.Y., Bridgeport, Conn. and
Miami Beach, Florida; and as a private duty nurse in Waterbury. She and her
husband made their home on Guild Hill in Waterbury Center, where they operated
a dairy and poultry farm for many years. They have made their home in
Montpelier since June, 1997. Marion’s memberships included the Wesley United
Methodist Church in Waterbury; the Queen Esther Chapter 7 OES, where she
served as a member and past Worthy Matron; the Waterbury Grange 237; and the
Vermont State Grange. Marion is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years,
Frank W. Guild Jr. of Montpelier; a daughter, Nancy Murphy and her husband,
Timothy, of Middlesex; three grandsons, Brian (Toby) Garland, Robert (Bo)
Garland, and Todd Murphy, all of Middlesex; a sister, Charlotte Clifton of
Montpelier; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a
brother, Friend “Bud” Barney, and a sister Ella Wrisley. Memorial services
will be held in the Wesley United Methodist Church, Waterbury, on Wednesday,
May 16, at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow in the church dining room. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley United
Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 214, Waterbury, Vt., 05676.
Arrangements are in care of Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury.

EMILY F. HINCK
STARKSBORO/MAHWAH, N. J. — Emily F. Hinck, 87, residing in Starksboro,
formerly of Mahwah, N.J., died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Porter Medical Center
in Middlebury. She was born January 7, 1914, in Irasburg, the daughter of
George and Etta (Smith) Kennison. She was predeceased by her husband
Christopher Hinck on July, 11, 1973. A memorial service will be held at a
later date. There will be no public calling hours. Contributions may be made
to Starksboro First Response, Starksboro, Vt., 05487. Brown-McClay Funeral
Home in Bristol will be in charge of the arrangements.

PETER
JOSEPH SHADROUI
SALISBURY N.C — Mr. Peter Shadroui, 79, of Salisbury,
N.C. passed away Sunday, May 13, 2001, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center,
Wilmington, N.C. Born in Barre, January 23, 1922, he was the son of Marianne (Jaffre)
and Joseph G. Shadroui. Peter attended Barre public schools, the University of
Illinois and Boston College. He was a 2nd Lieutennant and Bombadier in the Air
Force during World War II. He became an attorney and practiced law in Vermont.
Later in life, he became a buyer with Sangers Department Store. He also owned
the Plamor Lanes Bowling Center in Statesville, N.C. for over 30 years. Peter
was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a lifelong member of the
Statesville Moose Lodge and past president of the Bowling Proprietors
Association of the Carolinas. He also served on the Salisbury Planning Board.
Peter is survived by his wife of 50 years ”Stella”; two sons, Michael Joseph
Shadroui of Salisbury, and George Phillip Shadroui of Memphis, Tenn.; two
daughters, Joanne Mary Shadroui of Wilmington, N.C. and Marie Ann Robbins of
Salisbury; two brothers, Paul Joseph Shadroui and Richard Michael Shadroui,
both of Barre; and a sister, Celia Shediac of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; and five
grandchildren. Visiting hours are 7 to 8 p.m. at Summersett Funeral Home,
Salisbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 17 at
Sacred Heart Catholic with burial at Rowan Memorial Park. Memorial
contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 128 N. Fulton St.
Salisbury, N.C. 28144

May 14


ROLAND A. BROSSEAU
COLCHESTER — Roland A. Brosseau, 60, of Colchester
died Monday, May 14, 2001, in his home, surrounded by his daughters and
grandchildren following a long illness. He was born in Burlington on Feb. 8,
1941, the son of the late George and Loretta (Forcier) Brosseau. He served
in the U. S. Army and was a retired firefighter from the Burlington Fire
Department. He was a past member of St. John’s Club and Knights of Columbus.
Roland is survived by three daughters, Sheila Dion of Belmont, N.H., Lisha
Brosseau of Laconia, N.H., and Tracy Brosseau of Colchester; seven
grandchildren, Joshua Dion, Kami Massie, April Massie, Alex Dion, Kyla
Brosseau, Danielle Dion, and Megan Brosseau; one sister, Charlene Robinson
and her husband, Ronald, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four brothers, Robert,
Ronald and his wife, Fran, of South Burlington, Richard of Williston, and
Rer and his wife, Patricia, of Monkton; and many nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by a brother, Daniel in 1982. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Thursday, May 17, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral Roman
Catholic Church in Burlington. Burial will follow in New Mount Calvary
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the
Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Program, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt.
05446. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral
Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

E. JAMES FLOOD
YONKERS, N.Y./MALLETS BAY — E. James Flood, 87, a lifetime resident of
Yonkers, N.Y., and summer resident of Colchester died May 14, 2001 at home.
Mr. Flood became licensed funeral home director on July 15, 1935. He was
founder, partner and president of Pelham Funeral Home, Inc., Pelham, N.Y.
founded in 1946. He was born March 10, 1914 in Yonkers to Annie Higgins and
Frank C. Flood. Mr. Flood graduated from Saunders Technical High School,
Yonkers, in 1931 and New York School of Embalming and Restorative Art, New
York City in 1935. On March 10, 1940, he married Bethany Deane Flood at
Church of the Nativity, Bronx, N.Y. Mr. Flood was a founding member of the
Westchester Country Funeral Directors Association. He was past president of
the Yonkers Lion’s Club in 1941-1942; past president of the Pelham Board of
Trade, now the Pelham Chamber of Commerce in 1948 – 1949; past president of
the Family Associated University of Vermont in 1961-1962; a member of the
U.S.O. Committee from 1942-1945; a former member of the Wykagyl Country
Club, New Rochelle, NY; a member of the Hastings-Rising Star Lodge F& AM and
St. Mark’s Church, Yonkers. Last November he was honored with a testimonial
banquet in celebration of his 65 years as a licensed undertaker and embalmer
in New York State. Mr. Flood was the longest licensed undertaker and
embalmer in New York state and he was a legend in his profession. Mr. Flood
loved his family, his profession and enjoyed playing cards, especially gin,
with his club members. Mr. Flood will be remembered for his compassion,
understanding and his kind, generous ways. He will be surely missed by his
family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Bethany Deane Flood; his
daughter, Karen and her husband, Ernest Rochefort; his son, Richard W. and
his wife, Teena Flood, of Charlotte; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Flood; his
sister, Ruth Flood; six grandchildren, Megan, Deane and Randy Flood,
Elizabeth Rochefort, Deane Jr. and Sean Flood; and a great-grandson, James
Michael Dowe Flood. He was predeceased by his son, Deane Flood; two sisters,
Thelma Clark and Dorothy Hunter; two brothers, Chester and Warren Flood; and
his grandson Eric Flood. Visiting hours at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64
Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, are on Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18, from 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catherine’s Church will be
celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of
flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Deane H. Flood Memorial
Scholarship Fund, Rye High School, Parsons Street, Rye, N.Y. 10580.


CLARA BELLE JONES
MILTON/ST. ALBANS — Clara Belle Jones, 92, formerly
of Milton died peacefully Monday, May 14, 2001 at Verdelle Village Extended
Care Facility in St. Albans. Clara Belle was born December 11, 1908 in
Colchester, the daughter of Dean and Lena B. Gonyeau Johnson. She was
employed for many years as a lockmaker for the Corbin Lock Company in New
Britian, Conn. A longtime area resident, Clara was an auxiliary member of
the American Legion Post 57 in Milton. An avid Bingo player, she also loved
to cook, crochet and sew. She was well known for the many handicrafts she
made for people. Known affectionately by many as Aunt Clara, she will be
greatly missed by those who knew her. She is survived by her brother, Howard
C. Johnson of Milton, and his wife Elaine of Verdelle Village, St. Albans;
her sister, Dorothy Scribner also of Verdelle Village; several nieces and
nephews, Sally, Steven, Dean, and Todd White of Milton; Betty and David
Blatt of Jericho; Mary, Paul and Michael Perry of St. Albans; Nancy and Mike
Dion of Milton; Shirley Bosley, Ebenezer and Carol Johnson and Sandy Gratton
all of Milton; Linda Hamelin of Tucson, Ariz., Judy and Gary Trivento of
Georgia; and Debbie and Glenn Button of Milton; several grand-nieces and
grand-nephews; as well as her special friends, Peter and Candi Gingras and
John and Marjorie Bourgeois of Milton. She was predeceased by her friends,
Helen Ladue and Barbara King. There will be no visiting hours, however, a
graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, May 17 at 3 p.m. in the
Milton Village Cemetery with the Rev. Jeffrey Cornwell officiating. For
those who wish, memorial contributions in Aunt Clara’s memory may be made to
the Visiting Nurse Association, Home Care Program, 1110 Prim Road,
Colchester, Vt. 05446


ANGIE C. POQUETTE
BURLINGTON — Angie C. Poquette, 89, passed away
peacefully in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Monday, May 14, 2001. She was
born in North Hero on October 29, 1911, the daughter of John and Mary
(Dubuque) Poquette. She received her education in the North Hero School. She
married Homer E. Poquette on July 4, 1933 at St. Rose of Lima Church in
South Hero. After moving to Burlington, she worked for Bell Aircraft, The
Woolen Mill, and then spent 22 years at General Electric before retiring in
1972 to care for her husband. In 1983, she and homer celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary and enjoyed three more years before he passed on in
January, 1987. Though small in size, she had the heart of a lion and battled
kidney failure for the past six years on dialysis. She was an inspiration to
all who knew her with her ever present smile. She will be greatly missed by
all whose lives she touched. She is survived by one son, Bruce, with whom
she lived and who was her caregiver for the last six years of her life; two
sisters, Bea Santor of Rutland, and Eileen Averill of Massachusetts; one
sister-in-law, Gertrude Poquette of Connecticut; and many loving nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters, Eva Dodds and
Mildred Poquette A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday,
May 19, at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church with burial to
follow in the family lot in Grand Isle Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will
be Friday May 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. and prior to the funeral at the Ready
Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the Vermont Kidney Association, P.O. Box 244,
Burlington, Vt. 05402, of which her son is a board member. Special thanks to
McClure 4 ICU staff for your support during her last few days. Also Dr.
Henry Tufo of Given Health Care for many years of care and support; Drs
Rimmer, Gennari, Weise, and Hood of the Renal staff at Fletcher Allen Health
Care; to the nurses and techs of dialysis units on Brown 2 and Joy Drive,
you have been like family to us; to the VNA, especially Lenore Shaw for your
TLC; to all our relatives, friends and neighbors whose support carried us
through these last weeks; to Catherine Bernard, her best friend of many
years for all you have done for Angie; to Sr. Helen Folinas for all the many
home visits which Angie looked forward to; and to Father Roland Rivard for
your spiritual support. God Bless You All. God only makes a few special
people in this world and Angie was one.

 

JAMES
T. WHALON
BURLINGTON — James T. Whalon, 62, passed away after a long
illness on Monday, May 14, 2001. He was born March 7, 1939, in Burlington, the
son of James W. and Cecile E. (Normandeau) Whalon. Jim had been employed at
various area businesses including Fassettes Bakery and Snow-Jet in Winooski.
During his spare time, he enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. He will
be remembered as a good husband and father who will be missed dearly by his
wife of nearly 40 yeaers, Donna (Rooney) Whalon of Burlington; seven children,
Donald of Burlington, Tracy and his wife, Dawn, of Winooski, Steven and his
wife, Theresa of Florida, Kimberly and her long time companion, Randy Gordon,
of Burlington, Veronica and her husband, Derek Couture, of Alburg, Nancy and
her companion, Paul Benedict, of South Alburg, and Amy and her companion,
Justin Clodgeo, of Burlington; 20 grandchildren; his great-grandson; his
sister, Joanne Bachand of Hinesburg; his brother John Whalon of Maine; and
several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday,
May 18 at 10:30 a.m. in Elmwood Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97, Elmwood, Avenue,
Burlington, with interment following in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visiting
hours at the funeral home are this evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

May 15


ARDELLE C. ALLEN
RICHFORD/DENTON, Texas — Ardelle C. (Martin) Allen,
68, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Cheryl
Rhodes in Denton, after a courageous struggle with cancer. She was born in
Richford March 25, 1933, the daughter of the late Vivian and Marjorie (Shangraw)
Martin. She was a 1951 graduate of Richford High School. Much of her adult
life was spent in the Baltimore Md. area. She is survived by her daughter
and son-in-law, Cheryl and Bill Rhodes, of Denton; a sister and brother in
law, Evelyn and Wendell Jewett, of Richford; and nieces and nephews. Besides
her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank Allen; her son,
Martin Ellsworth, three brothers, Cedric, Stewart and Clifton Martin; and a
sister, Loretta Bridgeo. Private services will be held at a later date.

THOMAS ROY ATHERTON
BURLINGTON — Thomas Roy Atherton, 67, a lifelong resident of
Burlington, died in his home Tuesday, May 15, 2001, after a long illness. He
was born in Burlington on April 5, 1934, the son of the late Roy and Mildred
(Mongeon) Atherton. He was a graduate of Burlington High School, Class of
’53, where he excelled in basketball and football. He served in the United
States Army and played football for the Army in Germany. Thomas retired from
the Burlington Water Department after 33 years of employment. He also built
several houses in the Burlington area. He is survived by a daughter, Kim
Atherton and her companion, Raymond Dufresne, of Georgia; a son, Craig T.
Atherton of Burlington; three grandchildren, Katie Callahan, James Atherton
and Jennifer Atherton; a brother, James Atherton of Alburg; a sister, Janet
Hebert and her husband, John, of Florida; and nieces, nephews and his
lifelong friend, Reggie Godin of Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated Friday, May, 18 at 11 a.m. in St. Mark’s Catholic Church in
Burlington. Interment will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis
Society, Vt. Chapter, 1 Main St. # 42, Winooski, Vt. 05404. Visiting hours
will be Thursday, May 17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral
Hme, 132 Main St., Winooski. A prayer service will be held in the funeral
home on Thursday afternoon at 3:45 by the Rev. Joseph Blattner of St. Mark’s
Catholic Church

LEONARD W. BERTHIAUME
BRISTOL — Leonard W. Berthiaume, 84, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at
Birchwood Terrace Health Care in Burlington. He was born May 11, 1917, in
North Stanbridge Quebec, the son of Abraham and Emma (Galipeau) Berthiaume.
Leonard was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. He served in
the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by two sisters, Leonie
Vallancourt of Williston, and Florence Berthiaume of Burlington; a special
goddaughter, Jeannette Brassard of Vergennes; and several nieces and
nephews. Leonard was predeceased by three sisters, Yvonne Gibeault,
Ziebeiade Quesnel, and Zenaide Brassard; and two brothers Adonais (Tony)
Berthiaume and Euclide Berthiaume. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 17 at St. Ambrose Church, Bristol.
Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Vergennes. Friends may call at
the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the
time of funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Fire
Department, Bristol, Vt. 05443
May 16
May 17

SAM
E. BLATT
WASHINGTON, D.C. / MILTON — Sam E. Blatt, 73, died May 17,
2001, in Washington, D.C. He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Sam graduated
from Milton High School and Burlington Business College. He served in the
armed forces in Japan. He is survived by sisters Elizabeth Marshall of South
Burlington and Mary Lou Cadreact of Enfield, N.H; brothers David of Jericho,
Albert of Griffith, Ga., and Richard of Erie, Pa., and spouses; many nieces
and nephews; and Aunt Ethel Morgan of Milton. He was predeceased by his
wife, Grace; his mother and father, Rachel and Sam, formerly of Milton;
sister Emma Ladue of Milton; and brother Louis of Augusta, Ga. The funeral
will be held at a later date.

ROGER
R. BRASSARD
BURLINGTON — Roger R. Brassard, Command Sergeant Major, U.S.
Army, retired, passed into the arms of his Lord on May 17, 2001. He was born
August 26, 1916, in Stanbridge, Quebec, the fifth child of Octave and Albina
Brassard. The family moved to Vermont, and Roger attended Nazareth and
Cathedral schools. He entered the Army in November 1941 and retired in 1970.
He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. Roger’s home was
in California, but he traveled back to Vermont every year to be with his
family and to play golf. He is survived by his sisters, Lena Sullivan, Cecile
Andros, and Beatrice Walker; and by many nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by his brother, Lucien, and his sister, Theresa. There will be no
visiting hours. A graveside service with full military honors will be held in
St. Joseph Cemetery on Archibald Street at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7.
Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.

May 22


PAUL EDWARD ROBINSON
SWEETWATER, Tenn. — Paul Edward Robinson, 71, died
May 22, 2001, in Sweetwater Hospital. He was born Nov. 26, 1929, in Lincoln,
son of the late Harry and Greta (Lafayette) Robinson Pecor. He is survived
by his children, Michael and Edwin Robinson of Burlington, Paula Robinson of
Williston, Edwin A. Robinson of Milton and Linda Bryce of Williston. A
graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday, June 9, at 10
a.m. in St. Thomas Cemetery, Underhill Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial
gifts may be sent to The American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, P.O.
Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St.,
Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.

May 24
EARLENE ARDELL (BEVINS)
BURNS
WINOOSKI — Earlene Ardell (Bevins) Burns, age 72, of Winooski,
passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 24, 2001 at Fletcher Allen Health
Care in Burlington surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 24,
1929 in Fairfax, daughter of the late Ira and Eliza (Reynolds) Bevins. She
was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister and will be greatly missed by
all of those who knew and loved her. She is survived by, one son, Donald
LaFleur of South Burlington; two daughters, Pamela Dextraze and her husband
Wayne of Shelburne, Linda Carrassi and her husband Joseph of Essex Junction;
one brother, Lloyd Bevins and his wife Gyneth of Fairfax; three sisters,
Ruth O’Boyle of South Burlington, Alice Patterson of Richford, Carlene Sweet
and her husband Robert of Fairfax; eight loving grandchildren, Donny, Timmy,
Wayne JR., Carrie, Brandy, Mark, Amanda, Elizabeth, several nieces and
nephews and her special friends at Senior Towers. She was predeceased by,
her husband Robert Burns in July of 1999; a brother, Ira Bevins; a sister,
Glenna Smith. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on
Tuesday, May 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the
United Church of Fairfax on Wednesday, May 30 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Elizabeth
Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Fairfax
Plains Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Arlene’s memory to
St. Michael’s Rescue Squad 1, Winooski Park, Colchester, Vt. 05439. or V.N.A,
25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral
Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax.


SISTER ADELYN DENIS
BURLINGTON — Sister Adelyn Denis (Sr. Mary Camillus)
of the Sisters of Mercy died at Mount Saint Mary Convent, Burlington on May
24, 2001. She was born in Montpelier on September 11, 1910, the daughter of
Martial and Mary (Lefebvre) Denis. Sister Adelyn received her education in
Montpelier at St. Michael’s Grammar School and graduated from St. Michael’s
High School. She received her BA degree from Trinity College and MA degree
from Michigan State University. She entered the Sisters of Mercy of Vermont on
September 8, 1929 and made her profession of vows on March 30, 1932. She
taught many years in the schools staffed by the Sisters of Mercy, in
Montpelier, in Barre, and in Burlington at Cathedral Grammar Schooland at
Pomeroy, and at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington. After
retirement from teaching she worked with the blind for several years. Her
hobby and gift was stamp collecting. She is also remembered for the delicious
caramels that she made each year for the bazaar. In 1992 Sister celebrated her
60th Jubliee as a Sister of Mercy. Until her death Sr. Adelyn lived at Mt. St.
Mary. She is survived by her Sisters in religion, the Sisters of Mercy of
Vermont; her niece, Dorothy Aitchison and her husband James; her niece-in-law
Jean Langevin; six grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by five
brothers and one nephew. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in the
Sacred Heart Chapel at Mt. St. Mary Convent, 100 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington
on Monday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the Mt. St. Mary
Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 6 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 with a prayer
service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund.


WILLIAM A. ”Billy the Kid” TOPRANI SR.
WEST SWANTON — William A.
Toprani Sr.., 61, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 24, 2001, in the
Northwestern Medical Center. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Survivors
include his two sons, William A. Toprani, Jr. and his fiancee, Jenny Moore, of
Wilsonville, Ill., and Jason A. Toprani and his wife, Stacey, of Colchester. A
memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 31, at 10 a.m. in the Church of
the Nativity in Swanton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be mailed to
the Toprani Estate, c/o Jason A. Toprani, 1136 Porters Point Road, Colchester,
Vt. 05446 to be used according to the family’s wishes. Arrangements are by the
Heald Funeral Home.

May 25


PERCY R. AUBE
WINOOSKI — On Friday, May 25, 2001, we presented our
beloved Percy into the hands of the Father and now he is home. The gift of
Percy to our Father was made by his wife, Darlene; his daughter, Amy
Saloomey; his son, Todd; his son-in-law Tom Saloomey; his grandson, Michael;
his four brothers, George, Gerald, Bernard and Hank Aube and his sister,
Lorraine Holiday. Percy was born in Vergennes on Nov. 21, 1945, the son of
Roland and Blanche (Benoit) Aube. Friends may gather on Tuesday from 11 a.m.
until the hour of the funeral at noon in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97
Elmwood Ave., Burlington, where Rev. Patricia Davis of The Hilltop Light
Assembly of God will officiate. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park,
So. Burlington. Those wishing may send memorial contributions to The Hilltop
Light Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 3226, Burlington, VT, 05402.


VERONA M. FITZGERALD
MORRISVILLE — Verona M. Fitzgerald, 82, died Friday
evening, May 25, 2001 in Barton, Vt. Born in Brownington, on October 19, 1918,
Verona was the daughter of the late Dean A. and Lila (Herrman) Tripp. She
attended school in Morrisville, graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy, and
returned to Morrisville and completed additional post graduate studies at
Peoples Academy. On March 25, 1937, she married Reginald G. Parker in
Morrisville, where they owned and operated a farm for several years. Later in
her life, Verona became the wife of James L. Fitzgerald, Sr. whom she wed on
August 30, 1957. He predeceased her in August of 1985. Verona was employed as
a bookkeeper for several years in the Morrisville and Stowe area. She was
active in many local organizations in which she served in many capacities. You
could always count on Verona to head up many ‘Chicken Pie Suppers’. Beside her
community involvement, Verona was a great gardner and loved music. She served
as the organist of the Puffer United Methodist Church for 30 years. During her
early school years, she and May (Sanders) Mitchell became the first two female
members of the Morrisville Military Band. She is survived by two daughters and
their spouses, Brenda and Romaine Godin of Brooksville, Fla. and So. Hero, and
Marcella and Joseph Lanphear of Morrisville; two sons, and their wives, David
D. Parker and Beverly of Morrisville and Alan ‘Dumpy’ Parker and Carole of
Spring Hill, Fla. and Hyde Park; two stepsons, Micheal J. Fitzgerald of Elmore
and James L. Fitzgerald, Jr. of Morrisville; nine grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Eleanor ‘Nan’ Tripp and a niece, Deanna
Tripp, of Hyde Park. Verona was predeceased by a grandson, Kevin James Parker
and her brother, Gerald Tripp. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday,
May 29 in the Puffer United Methodist Church, Main St., Morrisville, with
interment following in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Visiting hours will be 4-8
p.m. Monday in the White-Fiess Funeral Home 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. In
lieu of flowers, contributions in Verona’s memory would be appreciated to the
Alzheimer’s Assoc., Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139 Montpelier, VT 05602
or Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave. Morrisville, VT 05661.


ROBERT EDWARD LUCIA
MIDDLEBURY — Robert Edward Lucia, age 78, passed away
at his home on Friday, May 25, 2001, peacefully in his sleep. He was born
January 15, 1923 in Lincoln, the son of Edward and Hazel (Mason) Lucia. Robert
served honorably in the US Army from 1944 to 1945, during which time he fought
in World War II and served as a Prisoner of War, earning the Bronze Star, Good
Conduct Medal and the Prisoner of War Medal. He was a member of the Elks, the
VFW and the Disabled American Veterans. In civilian life, before retirement,
Robert worked as an engineer of automatic machines for the Cone-Blanchard
Machine Company in Windsor. He enjoyed spending time on Lake Champlain, at his
camp in Orwell, teaching his grandchildren to drive a boat. He loved to bowl
and was an avid cribbage player, skunking many of those whom dared to play
him. He was dearly loved and will be missed by his family. He leaves his wife
of 61 years, Jane (McIntyre) of Middlebury; three children and their spouses,
Linda and Stanley Waryas of Charlestown, N.H.; Nancy and Reginald Bishop of
East Middlebury; and Thomas and Julie Lucia of Spofford, N.H.; one brother and
one sister, John Lucia and Jane Whipple, both of Middlebury; five
grandchildren, David Waryas of West Roxbury, Mass., William Waryas of Norwich,
Lisa Markow of Richmond, V.A., Teri LaRock of West Townsend, Mass., and Penny
Bishop of Jeffersonville; seven great-grandchildren, Addison, Garrett and
Harris LaRock, Drake and Alden Ducharme; and two who are eagerly awaited this
summer. He also leaves Monica Sanchez, recent, dear friend and care provider.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church in Middlebury. Graveside committal services and burial will
follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Orwell. There are no public calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health Care and
Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Arrangements are under the care
of Sanderson Funeral Service, Middlebury.


LEOPOLD ‘PAUL’ NOEL
RICHMOND — Leopold ‘Paul’ Noel, 73, of Richmond, died
Friday, May 25, 2001 at the home of his niece and nephew, Gina and Ken Nelson
who cared for him during the last months of his illness. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady
of the Holy Rosary Church in Richmond with burial to follow in Our Lady of the
Holy Rosary Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday, May 29, 2001 from 2-4 p.m.
and 7-9 p.m. at Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. Memorial
contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to the Central Vermont Home and
Hospice, RR#3, Box 6694, Barre, VT 05641. A complete obituary will appear in
Monday’s Free Press.


LEOPOLD ‘PAUL’ NOEL
RICHMOND — Leopold ‘Paul’ Noel, 73, of Richmond, died
Friday, May 25, 2001, at the home of Gina and Ken Nelson who cared for him
during the last months of his illness. Born on December 23, 1927, in Richmond,
he was the son of Gedeon and Leonille (Dutil) Noel. He attended Richmond
schools. He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Richmond.
Paul owned and operated a dairy farm on the Dugway Road in Richnd with his
father for many years. He retired from the Burlington Free Press after more
than 25 years of employment and leaves an extended Free Press family. He
enjoyed his job and the people he worked with. Paul was a kind and loving man
and will be missed by all who knew him. He was a devoted UVM hockey fan and
also enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his two brothers and their wives;
Albert and Gladys Noel of Waterbury, Clement and Ruth Noel of Underhill, his
seven sisters, Blanche Boucher and her husband Irving of Burlington, Bertha
Lacroix of Burlington, Bebianne Cox, of Atlanta, Ga., Marguerite Cartier and
husband Robert of Dallas, Penn., Cecile Laporte and her husband Philip of
Williston, Mary Jane Geiger of Charlottesville, Va., and Claire Beauchemin and
her husband Robert of So. Burlington. He also leaves his sister-in-law
Rajeanne Noel of Ga., and 42 nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his
parents and two brothers, Sylvio and Claude Noel. Calling hours will be held
from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond on
Tuesday, May 29, 2001. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our
Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Richmond on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 10:00
a.m. Burial will be at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cemetery where he will be
laid to rest with his parents and brother Claude. Memorial contributions may
be made in Paul’s memory to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, RR#3,
Box 6694, Barre, Vt 05641. This organization made it possible for Paul to live and die with peace and
dignity in the home of his niece and nephew, Gina and Ken Nelson.


CHRISTOPHER C. NUZZO
JEFFERSONVILLE — Christopher C. Nuzzo, 88, died May
25, at the Greensboro Nursing Home. A complete obituary will be in the next
issue of the Free Press. Arrangements are under the direction of des
Groseilliers Funeral Homes, Main St., Johnson.


CHRISTOPHER C. NUZZO
JEFFERSONVILLE — Christopher Nuzzo, 88, of
Jeffersonville passed away peacefully with his son at his side on Friday, May
25, 2001. Chris was born Aug. 21, 1912, in Naples, Italy, the second of nine
children, and immigrated to Boston with his family that same year. He attended
Boston public schools, Lincoln Technical Institute and Northeastern
University, where he graduated in 1955 with a degree in mechanical
engineering. His youth was marked by great involvement in the Catholic church,
C.Y.O. baseball teams, and his incessant desire to financially help his family
through the Depression. His role as a generous leader within his family is one
that he never relinquished. During the war, he was a sheet metal worker and
shipbuilder at the Boston Naval Shipyard. After the war, he retained his
employment at the shipyard while pursuing his higher education and retired
from his career as a naval mechanical engineer in 1974. Chris and his wife,
Marie Faldetta, were married June 18, 1946, and built their home in
Winchester, Mass., shortly thereafter. During their 40 years in Winchester,
Chris was very active in Little League baseball, an active parishioner of St.
Mary’s parish, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and frequently
participated in the activities of the Winchester Seniors Center. He enjoyed a
good game of cribbage, an occasional dinner with friends, a good baseball
game, holidays with his family, summers on Cape Cod, but most of all he
enjoyed dancing with his beloved wife, Marie. He will always be remembered by
his son as a man with strong working hands, a keen mind and boundless amounts
of time for his son. He was a loving husband and devoted companion to his
wife, Marie. Unable to care for his wife’s failing health due to his own
failing health, they moved to Vermont to live with their son in 1991. During
his 10 years in Vermont, he was a member a St. Mary Church in Cambridge, he
participated in the Out and About Program, and was an ever-present figure on
his son’s farm. Chris is survived by his sister, Mary Remni of Boston; his
son, Robbie; two granddaughters, Julia Marie and Isobel of Jeffersonville. He
was predeceased by his wife, Marie, in 1993. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated in Winchester, Mass. Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the burial
following. Arrangements are under the direction of des Groseillers Funeral
Home, Johnson, Vt. The Nuzzo family would like to extend their heartfelt
appreciation to the Greensboro Nursing Home for the excellent care Chris
received during his last one and a half years of life

May 26


ELAINE M. JOHNSON
RICHFORD — Elaine M. Johnson, 60, died Saturday
morning May 26, 2001 at the Holiday House Nursing Home in St. Albans. She
was born August 2, 1940 in Richford the daughter of Harold Johnson and the
late Winona Johnson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at
11:00 at the Spears Funeral Home on 140 Main St. in Richford. Interment will
follow in the Richford Center Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home in Richford. For those who
wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer
Society, Vermont Division, Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, VT 05602.

DAVID
EMERY KELLEY
ESSEX JUNCTION — David Emery Kelley, 69, passed away on May
26, 2001 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of
the late Levi and Ruth Emery Kelley. A 1949 graduate of Montpelier High
School, Dave went on to be a graduate of the University of Vermont in 1953
where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Fraternity. After graduation, David was
employed by Republic Steel Corporation for many years. In 1968, his family
moved back to Vermont and he spent 25 years on the staff at the University of
Vermont. Upon retiring in 1992, David and his wife spent the winter months in
Spring Hill, Florida where they were members of the Timber Pines Golf and
Tennis Clubs. Dave will be missed for his great sense of humor, his passion
for tennis and golf, along with his playful storytelling with his
grandchildren. He leaves his wife of 47 years, Martha (Marty) Marvin; his two
daughters and their husbands Kristen Kelley and Donald DiLoreto of Gladwyne,
Penn. and Kathy Kelley and Robert Corson of Exeter, N.H.; four grandchildren;
his two surviving brothers Lee of St. Albans, and Jerome of Westmore; and his
father-in-law, Lawrence ‘Doc’ Marvin of Shelburne. He was predeceased by his
brother Frank and his sister Nancy DosSantos. There will be a Celebration of
Life later in June with his niece, the Reverend Karen Hagy, officiating. A
private burial will be in the family plot, Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington.
Memorial contributions in David’s name can be sent to the Champlain Valley
Hospice 1110 Prim Rd., Colchester, VT 05446 or Hernando/Pasco 12260 Cortez
Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home are in care of
arrangements.


MARILYN (VORCE) LOECHER
BURLINGTON — Marilyn V. Loecher, 72, longtime
resident of Burlington, died unexpectedly in her home on Saturday, May 26,
2001. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will
appear in Thursday’s Burlington Free Press. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71
S. Union St., Burlington is in charge of arrangements.


MARILYN (VORCE) LOECHER
BURLINGTON — Marilyn V. Loecher, 72, longtime
resident of Burlington, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday, May 26,
2001. Originally from Menands, N.Y., Mrs. Loecher moved to Burlington in
1953 and took an active interest in many volunteer organizations in the
community. She devoted 22 years volunteering for Meals on Wheels senior
assistance organization. She also volunteered at the Medical Center Hospital
and was an active member of St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral. She is survived by
her daughter, Heidi Loecher Duffy of Glen, N.H.; two grandchildren whom she
dearly loved, Quinn and Cian Duffy of Glen; a sister, Lenore Tagan; and a
brother, Thomas Vorce. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Vorce, in
1998. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m. in St.
Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington with burial in the memorial garden. In lieu
of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Meals on Wheels, 3 Cathedral
Square, Burlington, Vt. 05401. The family will greet friends immediately
following the service. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St.,
Burlington, is in charge of arrangements.


LAURA WHITCOMB MAIDEN
BARRE — Laura Whitcomb Maiden, 99, of Academy
Street died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at the home of her granddaughter, Carol
Rogers, in Montrose, Pa. She was born Dec. 26, 1901, in New London, Conn.,
the daughter of Frederick and Isabella (King) Whitcomb. At the age of 10,
she came to Fairlee, where she attended elementary and high schools. In
1920, she graduated from Goddard Seminary. Mrs. Maiden married Lee A. Maiden
Sr. He died Sept. 7, 1966. In earlier years, she worked the Homer Fitts Co.
in Barre and later for Dr. Fay Mann’s dentist office in Barre. In later
years, she was a homemaker. Her memberships included the Church of the Good
Shepherd (Episcopal), and the Order of the Eastern Star, Ruth Chapter 33, of
Barre for more than 81 years. She is survived by a son, Lee A. Maiden Jr. of
Pottstown, Pa.; three grandchildren, Carol Rogers and her husband of
Montrose, Lee A. Maiden III of McCook, Neb., and Mary Catherine Lewis and
her husband, Ken, of Fort Myers, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren and a
great-great-grandson; three sisters, Helen Whitcomb and Dorothy O’Bern, both
of New London, and Jean Williams of Chicago, Ill. She was predeceased by a
son, Norman Maiden, and a brother, Dr. Wayne Whitcomb. A funeral service
will be held Saturday, June 2, at 10 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral
Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery. Contributions in
her memory may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600
Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, Barre.

ANNE
D. MARSHALL
MONTPELIER — Anne D. Marshall, 87, of the Gary Home died May
26, 2001 at her home. She was the daughter of John J. Dillon and Stella M.
Long. She was born in Montpelier on September 19, 1913 and graduated from
Montpelier High School. She married Harry G. Marshall on July 12, 1941 at
Bethany Church in Montpelier. Mr. Marshall was employed by New England
Telephone and they lived in different areas of the state. Anne worked as a
bookkeeper for the Department of Liquor Control in Montpelier, Book Cellar in
Brattleboro, Laneau Plumbing Contractors in Burlington and Essex School
District in Essex Jct., Vt. In 1987, they returned to Montpelier and lived on
Freedom Drive. Anne was a member of the ski patrol at Smuggler’s Notch Ski
Area, Telephone Pioneers of America and was a Rotary-Ann. Survivors include a
daughter, Judith Still of South Yarmouth, Mass.; a son, Thomas Marshall and
his we, Linda of Washington, NH; three grandchildren, Thomas Marshall, Jr.,
Gretchen Marshall and Michael Still; and two great-grandchildren. Mrs.
Marshall was pre-deceased by her husband on December 31, 1994, infant sister,
Dorothy, and two brothers, Robert and Harold Dillon. Calling hours will be
held from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30
School Street, Montpelier, Vt. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m.
during calling hours. Burial will be in the Main Street Cemetery in Hardwick,
Vt. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of
one’s choice.


SHIRLEY B. METAYER
WATERBURY — Shirley B. Metayer, 74, a longtime
resident of Waterbury, passed away at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin on
Saturday, May 26, 2001. Born in Shelburne on November 30, 1926, she was the
daughter of the late Emile P. and Ethel (Sweeney) Bordeaux. On March 20, 1965,
she married Marcel Metayer in Montpelier. Shirley attended schools in
Waterbury and as a young woman, worked as a psychiatric technician at the
Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. She later worked at the Waterbury
Elementary School where she ran the breakfast program for many years. Most
recently she was employed as a bus driver for Harwood Union High School in
Duxbury. Her memberships included the Waterbury Area Senior Citizens and the
Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59. Her leisure time was
filled with crocheting, gardening and spending time with her family. She is
survived by her husband of Waterbury; a daughter, Gaila Perry of Waterbury;
two grandchildren, Scott Wood of Waterbury and Penny W. Walker of Berlin; two
great-granddaughters, Ashley N. Wood of Waterbury and Danielle Walker of
Berlin; her step-children, Sandy-Jo Kallstrom of Washington State, Tammy
McGinn of Fairfax, Marc Metayer of Barre, and Barry Metayer of Milton; three
sisters, Lillian Tibbitts of Morrisville, Lucille LaFreniere of Orange, Conn.,
and Carol Heil of Bethel; a brother, Robert Bordeaux of San Antonio, Texas; as
well as nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Bernard Bordeaux, Melvin Bordeaux,
and Arnold Bordeaux predeceased her. Funeral services will be held from St.
Andrew’s Catholic Church in Waterbury on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Friends may call
at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Later
inurnment will take place in the Waterbury Center Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and
Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641, or to the American Cancer Society,
New England Division, 11 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT 05602-3021.

PETER
CONSTANTINE OUSTINOFF
FLETCHER — Peter Constantine Oustinoff, 57, died
Saturday, May 26, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care after a long battle with
cancer. He was born Sept. 6, 1943 in Springfield, Mass., to the late Pierre
and Helen (Fickweiler) Oustinoseparate His family moved from New York City to
Burlington in 1953. After graduating from Burlington High School in 1960, he
attended the University of Vermont. In 1967, he moved to Fletcher and
successfully ran clothing stores and restaurants and later became a local
surveyor and contractor. In recent years he spent his winters at his residence
in Naples, Fla. He is survived by a daughter, Alexis Oustinoff of New York
City; a son, Arie Oustinoff of Jeffersonville; a sister, Elizabeth Oustinoff
Albers and niece, Maia Albers of North Salem, N.Y.; an aunt, Alice Moore of
Agawam, Mass., and cousins in California. There will be a memorial service on
Saturday, June 9, at 1:00 p.m. at the Williston Memorial Garden in the Thomas
Chittenden Cemetery on Route. 2 in Williston.In lieu of flowers, contributions
in Peter’s name may be made to the American Red Cross 32 Prospect St.,
Burlington,Vt. 05401, or the American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis St.,
Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St.,
Burlington, is in charge of arrangements.

May 27
BARBARA J. ALLEN
ISLE LAMOTTE — Barbara J. Allen, 68, housewife, died Sunday, May 27, 2001
at home, surrounded by family and friends. A full obituary will appear in
Tuesday’s Burlington Free Press. Corbin and Palmer are in care of
arrangements

BARBARA J. ALLEN
ISLE LA MOTTE — Barbara J. Allen, 68, of Isle La Motte passed away in her
home on Sunday, May 27, 2001, after a courageous struggle with a long
illness. Barbara, the daughter of Merlin and Sadie Wilson, was born in
Wadsworth, Ohio on Nov. 13, 1932, spending her childhood in the greater
Cleveland area, and attending West Tech High School in Cleveland before
moving to the Washington D.C. metropolitan area in 1950. Barbara enriched
many lives. Her children and grandchildren will remember her strength and
resolution of spirit and her delight in the company of her family. She will
also be remembered for her kindness and generosity, always there for those
who needed her.. Barbara approached her struggle with a difficult illness
with dignity and hope. Her husband and children appreciate the many family
members, friends and caregivers who supported her. The family would
especially like to thank two exceptionally wonderful people, Betty Abair and
Janice Hayes, for their compassion and care during Barbara’s final days and
hours. A special thanks to the doctors and staff at the Vermont Center for
Cancer Medicine and the VNA nurses and aides for their professional care and
support. Barbara is survived by her husband, Earl ”Skip” Allen of Isle La
Motte; her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Nancy Allen of Valley Center,
Calif; her daughter and her companion, Linda Black and Art Thompson, of
Escondido, Calif.; her daughter and son-in law, Laurie and Joe Colmery of
Alamo, Calif; her son, Jim, of Vista, Calif.; seven grandchildren and two
step-grandchldren, all of California; several nieces and nephews; her sister
and brother-in-law, Jerry and Jack Scott of Rockville, Md., sister-in-law
and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Frank Cain of Shelburne; brother-in-law
and his cpanion, James ”Sonny” Allen and Joanne Favro of Fort Myers, Fla,
and a special aunt, Cornelia Bordac of Wadsworth, Ohio. A memorial service
will be held in San Diego, Calif. next month followed by a memorial service
in Burlington at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
in Barbara’s name to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research.
Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington is in charge of
arrangements

 


RICHARD F. CORRIGAN JR.
BURLINGTON — Richard F. Corrigan, Jr., 42,
passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 27, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health
Care. He was born in Burlington on Sept. 26, 1958, the son of Richard and
Norma (LaValley) Corrigan Sr. He was employed at the Vermont Tent Co. in
South Burlington. He leaves his children, Heather, Robert, Jimmy,
Christopher and Dillon; stepdaughter Katina; six grandchildren; a sister,
Carol Meade; three brothers, Robert and his wife, Charlotte, Corrigan,
Gerald Corrigan, and Greg and his wife, Debbie, Corrigan; his mother-in-law,
Iris Houle; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.In
addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Deborah A.
Corrigan, in 1996. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 31, at noon
in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave., where friends may gather
from 10 a.m. until the funeral. Those wishing, may send memorial
contributions to be used at the family’s discretion.

 

WEYLAND H. HUBBARD
JOHNSON — Weyland Herbert Hubbard, 70, a lifelong resident of this
area, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2001, at his home with his loving family
at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 13,
1930, in Jeffersonville, the beloved son of the late Robert and Ruth
(Thayer) Hubbard. He was a graduate of Cambridge High School, Class of 1948.
As a veteran, he had served his country well as a sergeant in the U.S. Army,
82nd Airborne Division. He was a member of the American Legion of Johnson,
Post 46. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator, working for many
years with the International Union of Operating Engineers, IUOE Local 98. He
married the former Patricia Royea on June 14, 1958. Together they raised
three wonderful boys, a commitment Weyland was dedicated to, always
maintaining a protective family vigil. He enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling
in Vermont’s great outdoors and was an active member of the Sterling Snow
Riders. Having a great appreciation for antiques, he furnished their home
with pieces he had personally refurbished over the years. He served his
community well as a member of the Boy Scouts Review Committee and past
member of the Johnson Selectboard. Weyland loved the community he lived in
and dedicated much of his time in the Hubbard families ”adoption” of the
Power House Bridge. With his good friend Raymond, he cared daily for the
seasonal bridge displays as well as many flower barrels and hanging potted
plants so nicely displayed along Main Street, helping to present Johnson as
a true home town comfortably welcoming all residents and visitors alike.
Weyland was a loved and respected patron of Johnson. His warm personality
and unconditional love and attentions will be greatly missed by all those
who had the good fortune to know and love him. He was truly blessed with
great friends and wonderful neighbors. He is survived by his loving wife,
Patricia (Royea) Hubbard of Johnson; three wonderful sons, Robert Hubbard
and his wife, Stephanie, of Connecticut, Steven Hubbard and his wife, Kathy,
of Fairfax, and Larry Hubbard of Waterville; two sisters, Janice Rushford
and her husband, Carl, of Eden Mills, Helaine Perkins and her husband,
Richard G., of Johnson; five wonderful and much loved grandchildren, Robbie,
Robin, Adam, Elizabeth and Ashley; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday, May 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hayes Rich
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in the United Churchapter of
Johnson on Thursday, May 31, at 2 p.m. Interment will be private and at the
convenience of the family in the Jeffersonville Village Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made in Weyland’s name to Make a Wish Foundation of
Vermont, 100 Dorset St., Suite 13, South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Arrangements
are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home,. 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

 


BARBARA SANDAGE
SOUTH BURLINGTON –Barbara Sandage of South Burlington
died unexpectedly, Sunday, May 27, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are
incomplete at this time. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Free Press.
Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd.,
Burlington.


BARBARA SAUER-SANDAGE
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Barbara Sauer-Sandage passed
away unexpectedly Sunday, May 27, 2001, at her home in South Burlington.
Barbara was born June 22, 1934, in Burlington, the daughter of Charles and
Anne Middlebrook. She graduated from Burlington High School and continued on
to receive a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of
Vermont and a master of fine arts from Yale University. In June 1957, she
married Charles Sauer, her lifelong love. As the wife of an officer in the
U.S. Army, she traveled all over the country and, later, all over the world
with him until his death in 1967 during combat in Vietnam. Left alone with her
two daughters, Alda and Marianne, Barbara committed her life to providing a
comfortable and safe home for her family. After the birth of her son, Larry,
in a second marriage to Larry Sandage Sr., Barbara entered the business
community as an advertising executive. She also opened her heart and home to
Chivas, the daughter of her second husband’s previous marriage. To provide for
her family, her passion for advertising inspired her to found Sandage
Advertising and Marketing in 1979. She continued to be very active in the
community, both personally and professionally, until her death. Barbara lived
her life for her family. She dedicated herself to giving her children and
loved ones the experiences and environment she herself did not have. Barbara’s
remarkable strength and courage made it possible for her to successfully raise
four children and manage a business. Her compassion, humor, and her tremendous
love of life will always be remembered by all those she touched. Barbara is
survived by her two sisters, Marianne Feeley and Harriet Luck; her four
children and their spouses, Alda and Steve Norcross, Marianne and Jeff Davis,
Chivas, and Larry; and her seven grandchildren, Christopher, Barbara, Rebekkah,
Anna, deLana, Sophie, and Jordan. She also leaves an extended family of her
own making and many special friends. They will all miss her dearly. Visiting
hours will be held Thursday, May 31, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready
Funeral Home, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. A non-denominational memorial
service will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 400
Swift St., South Burlington, on Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m. There will be a
celebration of Barbara’s life following the memorial service at her residence.
Interment will be held at the convenience of the family, in Fairfield, Conn.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Greater
Burlington, Queen City Park Road, South Burlington, Vt. 05403.

May 28


GEORGIANA (MASON) ATHER
MANCHESTER, Conn. — Georgiana (Mason) Ather,
95, of Manchester died Monday, May 28, 2001, at an area convalescent home.
She was born in Tinmouth, Vt.,March 6, 1906, daughter of the late Walter and
Charlotte (Davis) Mason. She resided in Starksboro, where her heart will
always remain, and had lived in Elmwoodbefore moving to Manchester in 1952.
Mrs. Ather had worked for many years at New Departure Machine Co. of Elmwood
and retired from Royal Typewriter Inc. after 26 years with the company. She
was the beloved mother of three sons and daughters-in-law, LeRoy and Glenda
Tarr of Earlsboro, Okla., Roger and Priscilla (St. Pierre) Ather of
Manchester, and Raymond and Jane (Ashton) Ather of Bolton; as well as many
wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and
nephews. She was the youngest of 12 children, all of whom prececeased her.
Graveside services will be held Friday, June 8, at 2 p.m. in the Green
Mountain Cemetery in Starksboro. A memorial service will be held Sunday,
June 10, at 4 p.m. at the South United Methodist Church, 1226 Main St.,
Manchester. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Conn., 8
Keynote Drive, Vernon, Conn. 06066, or the South United Methodist Church
Memorial Fund, 1226 Main St., Manchester, Conn. 06040.


IRVING BATES
LADY LAKE, Fla. — Irving Bates, 73, of San Lorenzo Court
died Monday, May 28, 2001, at his residence. Born in Burlington, Vt., on
Sept. 7, 1927, he was a commissioner of state building for the state of
Vermont. Memberships included Masonic Lodge in Vermont, Auro Lodge in
Montpelier, Vt., High 12 Club in Lady Lake, American Legion in Lady Lake,
and the Elks Club in Belleview. He was a veteran of World War II, having
served with the U.S. Marines in the Korean War. Survivors include his wife,
Betty Bates of Lady Lake; and a nephew.


JOAN MARIE BOLDUC
MECHANICSVILLE, Md./ADDISON — Joan Marie Bolduc of
Mechanicsville and Addison died Monday, May 28, 2001, in Johns Hopkins
Hospital in Baltimore. She was 60. Born Nov. 10, 1940, in Burlington, she
was the daughter of Norma Mary Bessett Desautels and the late Romeo Roland
Desautels. She was an aeronautical technician for B.F. Goodrich. In addition
to her mother, her beloved husband, Yves Joseph Bolduc, survives her. She
was the loving mother of Andre Bolduc of Ferrisburgh, Karen Deyette of
Fairfield, and Ann Bolduc of Mechanicsvile; the sister of Claire Heisler of
Raleigh, N.C., Betty Harrington of Addison, Mary Basiliere of Essex
Junction, John Desautels of Bothell, Wash., and the late Michael Desautels.
Also surviving are her grandchildren, Sue, Eve, Justin, Rae, Joseph,
Bridgette, Jennifer, Bryan Jr., Jesika and Chase. She was the
great-grandmother of Emily. A memorial Mass will be celebrated June 5, 2001,
at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen Catholic Church, 115 Barlow St., Winooski, by
Father Benedict Kiely. Interment will be private. Arrangements are by
Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., of Charlotte Hall, Md.

 


GERARDUS GOSLIGA
ADDISON — Gerardus Gosliga, 80, passed away at his
home on Monday, May 28, 2001, peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his
family. ”Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints”
Psalm 116:15 He was born December 17, 1920, in Beetgumermolen of The
Netherlands, the son of Jacob and Froukje Gosliga. He immigrated with his
wife, Grace Zylstra Gosliga, of Anjum of The Netherlands, and their children
to the United States in December 1949. He celebrated 54 years of marriage
with Grace. Gerry was very devoted to his Lord, family, church, Christian
education and conservation. He loved to work on his dairy farm and in his
garden in Addison. He began his farming career as a young man of 13,
managing the family potato farm in Holland. World War II forced him into
service in the Dutch Underground where he aided many people. His immigration
to America led him to Minnesota, California, New York and finally Vermont
where he built a thriving dairy farm. He became a respected board member of
the Otter Creek Rural Conservatioin District of Middlebury. He is survived
by his wife, Grace Gosliga; their eight children, Wilma Breiland, Jacob
Gosliga, Frances Bearor, Lubbert Gosliga, Irene Paresky, Alice Van Wyck,
Geraldine Trudo, their spouses, and Grace Gosliga; and 18 grandchildren; his
brother Cecil Gosliga of Ontario, Calif.; his sisters Akke Tuinman, Utrecht,
The Netherlands and Hijlkje de Jong Leiderdorp, The Netherlands. Funeral
services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the Champlain Valley
Christian Reformed Church, Vergennes. Friends may call at the church from
noon up to the hour of the funeral. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made to the Champlain Valley Christian School, 73B Church St. Vergennes, Vt.
05491.

 

BERNARD EDWARD HARRIS
HINESBURG — Bernard Edward Harris, 21, of Hinesburg died as the result of
an auto accident Monday, May 28, 2001, in Hinesburg. He was born in
Burlington on March 19, 1980, the son of Robert F. and Deborah G. (Haynes)
Harris. Bernie was a graduate of CVU, Class of 1998, where he played soccer
and baseball. He was attending the Community College of Vermont and was
employed at Costco, but his dream was to be a pilot. He enjoyed mountain
climbing, snowboarding and the outdoors. He loved his family and friends
above all; they meant so much to him. He loved life and everything it had to
offer. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Deborah Harris of
Hinesburg; three brothers, Daniel R. Harris and his companion, Kristen
Hendee of Starksboro, Samuel F. Harris and Edmund J. Harris, both of
Hinesburg; his best friend and love, Sara Bouchard of Burlington; his
paternal grandparents Francis W. Harris of Ormond Beach Fla. and Theresa J.
Harris of Highland, N.Y.; his maternal grandparents Edward and Elizabeth
Haynes of Fort Myers, Fla;many aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as
numerous friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday,
May 31, 2001, at 11 a.m. in St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Hinesburg. In
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Ronald
McDonald House, 16 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Visiting hours
will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Jude Church. Arrangements are by the
Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington

 

ELIZABETH McBURNEY
PARK
BURLINGTON — Elizabeth McBurney Park, 91, of the Burlington Health
and Rehabilitation Center passed away Monday, May 28, 2001, in Burlington.
She was born Jan. 17, 1910, in Denver Colo., the eldest daughter of Robert
and Ethel Grace (Campbell) McBurney. She held an A.B. degree from Geneva
College, Beaver Falls, Pa., and B.S and L.S. degrees from the University of
Denver. She returned to Geneva College as librarian to put her three younger
siblings through college, then worked in the public library of her home
city. In 1937, she married James R. Park, a member of the Air Force
Intelligence Service in Washington, D.C. during the war. She took a job with
the National Education Association and was President of the Arlington branch
of the American Association of University Women. Her large Victory garden
was the envy of the Buckingham community. Following the war, they moved to
Montreal where Jim served as the Chief of Aeronautical Information Services
of the International Civil Aviation Organization, a branch of the United
Nations. Betty hosted many dinners for visiting dignitaries and diplomats
from around the world. she also worked with the handicapped, sharing her
many talents as seamstress and potter. Upon retirement, the American couple
returned to the U.S. where they designed and built a house in e mountains of
Stowe, where many a visitor found peace, beauty and relaxation. Whever they
lived “”Betty” was known for her hospitality – she loved to serve afternoon
”tea” to family and friends. Betty was a member of the Lamoille County
Quilters and took the Best of Show award at the North East Quilters Guild
Fall meeting in 1985. She also enjoyed volunteering at Copley Hospital in
Morrisville. Betty and Jim’s final home together was in Williston, next to
their daughter’s family farm at Cedar Bend. Raised as a Scottish Covenantor
(Reformed Presbyterian). church life had always been important to her. She
was active in the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., the
Presbyterian Church of the town of Mount Royal, Quebec Canada, and the Stowe
Community and Williston Federated Churches of Vermont. Betty is survived by
a daughter, Margaret Elaine Park of Essex Junction; a son, Robert McBurney
Park and his wife, Carolyn of Cincinnati, Ohio; three granddaughters, Megan
of Cincinnati, Bronwyn Elizabeth Murphy and her husband, Chris of Groton,
Mass., and Margaret Kimberly Dostal and her husband, Greg, of Juneau,
Alaska; one grandson, David Raymond Park and his wife, Julie, of Seattle,
Wash.; one great-granddaughter, Giulia Elaine Park of Seattle; four
great-grandsons, Philip Raymond Park of Seattle, and James Tanner Murphy,
David Edward Murphy, and William Christian Murphy of Groton; one sister,
Mildred Rhodes and her husband, Donald; and one brother, Milton McBurney of
Denver, Colo. She was predeceased by her brother, Dr. James McBurney of
Pueblo, Colo. She will always be loved and remembered for the Irish twinkle
in her eyes, her light sense of humor, her inquiring mind and her quiet,
unassuming faith (even through the loss of her sight.) A celebration of her
life will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001, in the Williston
Federated Church. Those who wish may make contributions in Betty’s memory to
Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa., Williston Federated Church, 773 Williston
Road, Williston, Vt. 05495 of the Vermont Association for the Blind, 37
Elmwood Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by Gifford Funeral
Service, P.O. Box 141, Richmond, Vt. 05477.

 


THERESA M. SLATTERY
BELLOWS FALLS — Theresa (Tessie) M. Slattery, 98,
of Bellows Falls died at the McGirr Nursing Home, Bellows Falls, on Monday,
May 28, 2001. She was born April 29, 1903, in Chatagua, N.Y., the daughter
of Robert C. and Anna (McDowell) Gray. Mrs. Slattery attended schools in New
York and worked at Lecu-yer’s Manufacturing and the Liquidometer in Bellows
Falls. In September 1921, she married James E. Slattery Sr., who died in
1962.She is survived by two daughters, Mary L. Reed of Bellows Falls and
Barbara E. Guindon of Springfield, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by
her husband, one daughter, Corinne A. Gillen of Sebring, Fla.; three sons,
James F. Slattery of Burlngton, John K. Slattery of Chicopee, Mass.; and
Daniel S. Slattery of Wells, Maine; one grandson, Ralph Morse, Jr.; and her
brothers and sisters. A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Brian
Mead, Thursday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Charles Church. Calling hours
will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home,
Bellows Falls. Burial will follow the service in St. Charles Cemetery,
Westminster. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Slattery’s name may be made to
the Saint Charles Church School Fund, Cherry Hill, Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101.

 


LEONA J. TOBIN
FAIR HAVEN — Mrs. Leona Jeanette Tobin, 88, a longtime
resident of Fair Haven died unexpectedly Monday, May 28, 2001, in the
Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland. Mrs. Tobin was born on May 29,
1912, in Taftville, Conn., the daughter of the late George and Delia (Letendre)
Giguere. She attended schools in Connecticut and graduated from Norwich Free
Academy in Norwich, Conn. Leona was employed for several years as the
manager of the Castleton State College bookstore, retiring from there in
1977. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in
Fair Haven and after her retirement, Leona volunteered much of her time to
various organizations in the surrounding area. Mrs. Tobin is survived by her
five children, Mary T. White of Chandler, Ariz., Jean E. Tobin of New York
City, John D. Tobin and his wife, Elizabeth, of Williston, Virginia A. Allen
and her husband, Brian of Bolton Landing, N.Y., and Kathryn T. Smith and her
husband, Joel, of Fair Haven; nine grandchildren, Amy and Katy White, Peter
and Susan Tobin, Nicholas and Jordan Tipson, Matthew Allen, and Timothy and
Amanda Smith; three great-grandchildren Megan, Allison and Andrea Tobin ;
and also by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,
Mr. Donald J. Tobin, a 1934 graduate of UVM, on Dec. 2, 1985, and a sister,
Georgette Giguere. A Mass of Christian Death will be celebrated on Thursday,
May 31, 2001, at 10 a.m. at our Lady of Seven Dolors Church in Fair Haven by
the Rev. Richard W. Tinney, parish priest. Burial will follow the Mass in
St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fair Haven. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, May 30
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Durfee Funeral Home, 119 N. Main St., Fair Haven. In
lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Mrs. Tobin’s
name be made to Fair Haven Rescue Squad, 17 Prospect St., Fair Haven, Vt.
05743. Arrangements are under the direction of Durfee Funeral Home of Fair
Haven.

 
May 29


ANNE JACKMAN
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION/BRISTOL — Anne Lovell Wilson Jackman,
81, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She
was born Sept. 14, 1919, in Rockingham, the daughter of Leverett C. and
Frances (Stockwell) Lovell. She graduated in 1937 from Bellows Falls High
School and in 1942 from the University of Vermont. May 23, 1942, she was
married in Albany, Ga., to Donald E. Wilson, who died in 1961. She taught
school in Bristol for two years, then was a dressmaker in her home in
Bristol for 40 years. Dec. 2, 1972, she was married in Bristol to Glenn F.
Jackman, who died in 1974. In 1986, she retired and moved to White River
Junction to live with her sister, Aldis Dow. Ann is survived by two sisters,
Elisabeth L. Bowman of Toms River, N.J., and Aldis L. Dow of White River
Junction; a son, Andon C. Wilson of Ludlow; a stepdaughter, Andrea Jackman
Halnon of Lincoln; a stepson, Dennis Jackman of Bristol; four
stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her
husbands, she was predeceased by a sister, Patience Burke, and a brother, L.
Putnam Lovell. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m.
at Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Memorial contributions may be made to
Rockingham Meeting House Restoration Fund, in care of Dr. John Leppman, Oak
Hill Terrace, Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol
is in charge of local arrangements.


LOUISE M. NUTTER
RUTLAND/BURLINGTON — Louise M. Nutter, 43, a former
resident of Rutland and Burlington, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, in the
Vermont Respite House in Williston. She graduated from Rutland High School
and the University of Vermont with her undergraduate degree in science and
psychology and her graduate degree and Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Graveside
services will be Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in
Rutland. A merial service will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Carpenter
Auditorium of the Given Building at the University of Vermont, College of
Medicine. There will be no calling hours. Memorials may be made to the
Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.


LEIGH ARTHUR PRESCOTT
SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Leigh Arthur Prescott,
52, of Saint Simons Island died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at his home. Leigh
was born April 8, 1949, in Wallkill, N.Y. In 1965, the family moved to
Shelburne, Vt., where Leigh graduated from Champlain Valley Union High
School in 1967. Leigh lived in and around Essex Junction, Vt., and was
employed at Flanders Building Supply until he moved to Saint Simons Island
in 1993, at which time he worked at Skip Russell Construction until the time
of his illness. Leigh is survived by his son, Miles Prescott, currently
residing in Vermont; a brother, Keith “”Seymour” Prescott and his wife,
Mary “”Molly,” of Williston, Vt.; a stepbrother, Dana Flanders of Atlanta,
Ga., and his wife, Liev, and son, Will; niece Dia Prescott and her husband,
Greg Farkas of Essex Junction; niece Orianna Prescott of Essex Junction;
Michael and Scott Graham of Brunswick; and several cousins. Leigh was
predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Phyllis (Flanders) Prescott. A
private service was held on Jecklyll Island on Sunday, June 3. 


KATHLEEN DANSON READ
BRIDPORT — Kathleen Danson Read, 93, of Bridport,
formerly of Middlebury, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, with her daughter,
Margaret, beside her. Kathleen was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England on
Nov. 21, 1097, the daughter of John and Margaret (Jones) Danson. She trained
for a career in elocution and acting and eaned a gold medal from the London
Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She taught speech and elocution, mostly
to children, before her marriage in 1931, to George R. Read, also of Burnley.
They resided in England, Geneva, Switzerland, Mineola and Long Island N.Y.
Kathleen moved to Vermont in 1964, and lived in Middlebury for 25 years. She
worked in the accounting offices of Middlebury College and Benjamin Brothers
Dry Cleaners. She was a member of the Middlebury Community Players, served
as treasurer for the Vermont State and Middlebury Garden Clubs and the
Middlebury Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship. She was a member of the
Modern Homemakers Club of Bridport and an honorary member of the Green
Mountain Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Kathleen was
predeceased by her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Read
Rother of Bridport; two granddaughters, Victoria Ross of Burlington and
Lorraine Nourse of Carson City, Nev. and their husbands; and five
great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Middlebury
Congregational Church on Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. There will be no calling
hours. A private family graveside ceremony will be held later. Memorial
contributions can be made to Middlebury Congregational Church, P.O. Box 407,
Middlebury, Vt. 05753 or to a charity of one’s choice. Sanderson Funeral
Service is in care of the arrangements.


RAYMOND F. WILLETTE
BURLINGTON — Raymond F. Wil- lette, 42, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, May 29, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was
born in Burlington on July 9, 1958, the son of Leonard and Mae (Ducharme)
Willette. Ray was self-employed in the general construction and roofing
trades. He was a devoted father and family man who will be missed by all who
knew him. He is survived by his wife, Colleen (Berard) Willette of
Burlington; two daughters and friends, Janet and Parnell of Colchester, and
Shannon and Chris of Burlington; his son, Peter of Burlington; two
stepchildren, Ammy and Richard of Burlington; his grandchildren, Brian,
Alicia, Katrina, Lakeisha and Damien; his mother, Mae of Burlington; five
brothers and their wives, Gary and Barb of Richmond, Paul and Lynn of
Burlington, Bruce and Sherri of St. Albans, Jeff of Burlington, and Carl and
Sue of Huntington; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins,
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Ray was predeceased by his father,
Leonard, in 1990. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in
Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave., with interment following in
New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visiting hours are Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to
be used at the family’s discretion.

DAVID
ALAN WHITWELL WILSON, M.D
. MONTPELIER — David Alan Whitwell Wilson, M.D.,
died after a short illness Tuesday, May 29, 2001, in Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Medical Center. He lived in Rye, N.Y., until he retired 16 years ago to
Montpelier. Dr. Wilson was born June 9, 1917, in London, England, the sixth
child of Philip Whitwell Wilson and Alice Selena Collins Wilson. At the age of
2, he immigrated with his family to New York City. He was a graduate of the
Riverdale Country School, Princeton University, Class of 1938, and the College
of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, Class of 1942. Dr. Wilson
was married in 1941 to Madeleine Anne Lenore deSilvia Holden, who died in
1996. In 1999, he married Marjorie Bannon White. A captain in the U.S. Army,
Dr. Wilson served during World War II in Europe. He participated in the
invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. His medical career spanned
nearly half a century. He completed his medical training as an intern at St.
Luke’s Hospital in New York City and as a resident at both the Manhattan
Veterans Administration Hospital and United Hospital in Port Chester, N.Y. Dr.
Wilson was a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the
American College of Surgeons. From 1945 until 1985, he was an attending
surgeon at United Hospital. For many years, he was the director of surgery
there and from 1981 until 1985, he was the president of the medical staff. He
was also a member of the hospital’s board of trustees from 1978 to 1985. After
moving to Montpelier in 1985, he consulted on Medicare eligibility issues. A
lover of sailing, Dr. Wilson was a member of the American Yacht Club. He was
the surgeon for the Rye Fire and Police departments. In Montpelier, he sang in
the choir of Christ Church. He was one of Vermont’s first guardians ad litem,
volunteers assigned by the court to promote and protect the best interests of
children involved in legal proceedings. He was also a guide at Vermont’s
Statehouse. In addition to his wife, Dr. Wilson is survived by his children,
Holden Charles Wilson of New Orleans, La., Prudence Wilson Barton of Lanes-
borough, Mass., David M. Wilson of Duxbury, and Mary Alice Williams of Warren;
and his stepchildren, Jill Keating of Wolcott, Jeffrey White of Georgia,
Janice Porter of Putnam Lake, N.Y., and their spouses. He is also survived by
16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2001, in Christ Church in Montpelier. It will
be followed by a reception in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, gifts in
Dr. Wilson’s memory may be made to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Barber
and Lanier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

May 30


FRANK NATHAN COLGROVE
WOLCOTT — Frank Nathan Colgrove, 93, of Wolcott
died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville, surrounded
by family and loved ones. He was born July 26, 1907, in Wolcott, the son of
John N. and Emma (Alger) Colgrove. He attended Wolcott public schools and
Craftsbury Academy, graduating with the Class of 1927. May 1, 1935, he
married Eva Beatrice Fisk in East Craftsbury. In his earlier years, he was
employed by Earl Hayden, in road construction. Following his marriage, he
and his wife purchased a dairy farm in Wolcott, which they owned and
operated for more than 66 years. He was a well-known maple syrup producer.
Frank was a member of the Wolcott United Methodist Church and a past member
of the town of Wolcott selectboard. His interests included hunting, fishing
and gardening. Survivors include his wife, Eva of Wolcott; two daughters,
Velma White of Danville and Donna Phelps of Morrisville; three
grandchildren, Wendy Blake of Woodbury, Terry Barrett of Morrisville and
Gail Phelps of Stowe; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Grace Morse of
Gorham, Maine; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased
by two brothers, George Colgrove Sr. and John Colgrove; and two sisters,
Mildred Clark and Rose Rogers. There will be no visiting hours. Funeral
services will be held Saturday, June 2, at 1 p.m. in the Northern Vermont
Funeral Home, 60 Elm St., Hardwick. Burial will follow in the family lot in
Pleasant View Cemetery in Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in
his memory may be made to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave.,
Morrisville, Vt. 05661.


MARGARET M. COMI
ST. ALBANS — Margaret M. Cabak Comi, 85, a resident of
St. Albans since 1942, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2001, in St. Peter’s
Hospital in Albany, N.Y., following a four-month illness. She was born in
Lisbon Falls, Maine, on Jan. 10,1916, the daughter of the late John and
Elizabeth (Katula) Cabak. Aug. 23, 1941, she married Dario “”Doc” Comi in
Northfield. Doc was a retired teacher and coach at Bellows Free Academy in
St. Albans. He died April 5, 1990. In addition to being a homemaker,
Margaret was employed for many years as bookkeeper for Hatch Hardware Store
in St. Albans. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Catholic
Daughters of the Americas, the Autonoe Club, the Duplicate Bridge Club,
Midway Home Demonstration Group and Franklin County Senior Citizens. She
enjoyed sporting events and playing bridge. Margaret is survived by her son
and his wife, Richard and Sarah Comi of Glenmont, N.Y.; her daughter and her
husband, Joanne and William B. Dochterman of Swisher, Iowa; a sister, Agnes
Flood of Montpelier; three brothers and their wives, Howard and Stella Brown
of Pasadena, Md., Frank and Rhea Brown of Northboro, Mass., and Jim and
Sandy Brown of Dellwood, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Ann Marie and her
husband, Nick Morog, David Comi, Jennifer and her husband, Kim Strohecker,
Joseph Comi, Nice Comi, Daniel McCloskey and his wife, Michelle Nolan, and
Margaret McCloskey; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and
cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in
St. Mary Church in St. Albans. A luncheon will follow in the parish center.
Interment will be in the Comi family lot in Calvary Cemetery in Northfield
at 3 p.m. Monday. Friends planning an expression of sympathy are asked to
consider the Dario J. “”Doc” Comi Scholarship Fund, c/o Shirley Raymond,
Bellows Free Academy, 71 S. Main St., St. Albans, Vt 05478. Visitation will
be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St.
Albans.

EDWARD B. DAILEY
NAPLES, Fla. — Edward B. Dailey, 64, of Naples and longtime resident of
Fairfield, Conn., who retired after 24 years as controller of Warnaco and
was president of his own consulting firm, Dailey and Associates, died
Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at his home in Fairfield. Born Jan. 1, 1937, in
Burlington, Vt., the son of the late Edward J. and Catherine Ragamata
Dailey, he graduated from the University of Vermont in 1958, where he was
president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was the chairman of the UVM
Alumni Annual Fund, 1989-1990, and in 1990 received the university’s
Distinguished Alumni Service Award. He served in the U.S. Air Force,
retiring as a captain. He was active in Habitat for Humanity in Naples and
served on many community boards including the Fairfield Prep Board of
Regents and Southwest Community Health Center in Bridgeport, Conn. He was a
member of the Patterson Club in Fairfield and the Pelican’s Nest Golf Club
in Bonita Springs, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Dailey of Naples
and Fairfield; three children, Dr. Mark E. Dailey and his wife, Moira, of
Simsbury, Conn., Cathleen A. Reardon and her husband, Christopher, of Little
Silver, N.J., and Michael E. Dailey and his wife, Julia, of Rye, N.Y.; two
brothers, James S. Dailey and his wife, Lois, of Bloomfield, Conn., and
Timothy B. Dailey of Granby, Conn.; nine grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m. in St.
Pius X Church in Fairfield with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will
follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield. Friends may call Sunday, June 3,
from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 S. Benson Road., Fairfield.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Dailey may be made to
Habitat for Humanity of Collier County Inc., 1550 Tamiami Trail East,
Naples, Fla. 34113

NANCY
ELIZABETH ALLEN DASARO
WAiTSFIELD — Nancy Elizabeth Allen Dasaro, 36,
passed away at her Waitsfield home Wednesday, May 30, 2001, surrounded by her
family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Summit, N.J. on
Oct. 11, 1964, she was the daughter of Charles and Betsy Allen. On May 25,
1991, she married Rob Dasaro in Duxbury. Nancy attended high school in Basking
Ridge, N.J. and was a 1983 graduate of Vermont Academy. Moving to Vermont with
her family, she continued her education graduating in 1985 from Champlain
College where she was named to the Junior College All-American Ski Team in
1984 and 1985. After working in advertising sales for Radio Vermont – WDEV in
Waterbury for several years, she moved to Boston to complete her degree work
at Emerson College, graduating in 1990. Following her marriage, she and her
husband moved to Carbondale, Colo. where she worked as the office manager for
the Aspen Hard Rock Cafe. Their daughter, Sophie Marie, was born in 1997.
Nancy and her family returned to the Mad River Valley in 2000 to be closer to
her family and friends. She was an ardent skier, biker, hiker and loved to be
in the outdoors. She was beloved by many, wherever she lived. She is survived
by her husband and daughter of Waitsfield; her mother and father of Duxbury;
two brothers, Rob Allen of Duxbury and Chuck Allen and his wife, Susan, and
their children Sam, Joe, and Rose, all of Rye, N.H.; her father and
mother-in-law, Robert and Patricia Dasaro of Jericho; a sister-in-law, Suzanne
Dasaro, of Las Animas, Colo., two brothers-in-law, John Dasaro and his wife,
Candace, of Fairfield, and Patrick Dasaro of Telluride, Colo.; as well as many
friends from New England and the Rocky Mountains. A celebration of Nancy’s
life will be held from the South Duxbury Church on Route 100 (across from
Harwood Union High School) on Sunday, June 3, at 1 p.m., with inurnment to
follow in the Waitsfield Common Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600
Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641, to Madi’s Fund, Hydrocephalus Research, 3
Emeritus St., Rutland, Vt. 05701, or to the Sophie Dasaro Education Fund, P.O.
Box 34, Waitsfield, Vt. 05673. Arrangements are in care of the Perkins-Parker
Funeral Home in Waterbury.


LAURA V. HANSON
BARRE TOWN — Laura V. Hanson, 81, of Cobble Hill Road,
died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the Woodbridge Nursing Home in Berlin. She
was a long-time Recreation Director for the City of Barre. Born March 30,
1920, in Websterville, she was the daughter of Albert and Obdulia (Cruz)
Villa. She was a Class of 1938 graduate of Spaulding High School. She began
her employment with the City of Barre as a secretary in the Recreation
Department in 1962 and later became Assistant Recreation Director. In 1982
she was appointed Recreation Director, a position she held until her
retirement in July, 1987. The Barre City Annual Report was dedicated to her
that year. She was a member of the Hedding United Methodist Church, the
United Methodist Women in which she had held several offices, Trow Hill Home
Demonstration Group, the Cobble Hill Grange and was one of the founders of
the Lighthouse in Barre for teenagers. She was also a founder of the Trow
Hill School PTA and helped found the youth groups at her church. On March
19, 1982, she was recognized for her outstanding service to her community at
the Joint Service Clubs Recognition Banquet. She had been named Honorary
Chairperson in 1988 of the Central Vermont Junior Basketball Tournament. She
especially enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting and following all sports,
especially professional sketball and Larry Bird. She also enjoyed
professional ice-skating. On July 27, 1941, she married Earl R. Hanson in
North Montpelier, who currently resides in the Mayo Residence Home in
Northfield. Survivors include a son, Wayne Hanson and his wife, Susan of
Monroe, Conn.; two daughters, Norma Reynolds and her husband, David, of
Montpelier, and Elaine Sharrow and her husband, Harvey, of Charlotte; three
grandchildren Lindsey and Eric Hanson and Patrick Sharrow; a special niece,
Carmen La Flamme Sharrow of Richmond; two sisters, Rose Usle and Mary
Argenti, both of Barre; a brother, Ramon Villa of St. Albans; and nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Joseph, Julian, Roger and
Fernando Villa; and two sisters, Phyllis Coletti and Ampara Villa. A Service
of Remembrance will be held Sunday, June 3, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. in the
Hedding United Methodist Church in Barre. Interment will be in Hope
Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7
Academy Street, Barre on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in her
memory may be made to the Barre Youth Sports Association, P.O. Box 821,
Barre, Vt. 05641. Services are under the direction of Hooker and Whitcomb
Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre.

VIVA LEORA OTTAWAY
HINNANT
Dec. 13, 1911 – May 30, 2001 Leora lived a full and loving life.
Her youthful spirit left her failing body to pursue new adventures. We already
miss her so. Services will be at home Saturday, June 2, at 11:00 a.m. The
Panko Family


RICHARD E. POWERS
WEST YARMOUTH, Mass. — Richard E. Powers, 76, West
Yarmouth, Mass., died in his home Wednesday, May 30 after a long illness. He
was married to the late Helen L. (White) Powers, who died in December. Born
and raised in Worcester, Mr. Powers graduated from Worcester South High School
in 1943. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II with Marine
Squadron VMF-323, based in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged with
the rank of Corporal in 1945. Mr. Powers was employed by the Massachusetts
State Highway Department as an inspector prior to becoming general manager of
the former Campanella and Cardi Construction Co., Cape Cod Division, in
Sandwich, during the mid 1950’s and 1960’s. From the mid 1960’s to 1975, he
owned and operated Powers Construction Co., in Yarmouth. He then served as the
manager of the Trimount Bituminous Products Co. from 1975 to 1995. From 1995
to the present, Mr. Powers owned his own company, Green Acres Construction Co.
Mr. Powers lived in West Yarmouth for the past 50 years. He was a winter
resident of Pompano Beach, Fla. for several years. He was a communicant of St.
Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis and Assumption Catholic Church in Pompano
Beach. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Cummaquid Golf Club. Mr.
Powers is survived by four daughters, Maria Arseneaux of Yarmouthport, Michele
Holton of Essex Junction, Rosemary Palmer of Laguna Beach, Calif., and Maureen
Alberti of West Yarmouth; one son, Barry Powers of Brewster; three brothers,
Robert Powers of Whitman, Bernard Powers of Osterville and William Powers of
Pocasset; 10 grandchildren, Lewis and Justin Alberti, Beth and Kevin Arseneaux,
Lindsay and Christopher Holton, Makaila and Natalee Palmer, and Eli and Shauni
Powers and several nces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday June 4 at
9 a.m. in the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave. South Yarmouth, to be
followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church, 347 South
St., Hyannis. Burial will follow in Chandler Gray Cemetery, West Yarmouth.
Visiting hours will be Sunday June 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Cod Hospital Foundation, c/o Open
Heart Center, 4 Bayview St., Hyannis, Mass. 02661

JEANNE WEDLICK
ZELLWOOD, Fla./GRAND ISLE — Jeanne Wedlick of Grand Isle, died May 30,
2001, at the home of her sisters, Cecile and Pauline in Zellwood, Fla.
following a long illness. Jeanne was born in 1927 in Canada, the daughter of
Mary and Laurent Roy. She graduated from Mount St. Mary’s Academy and Fanny
Allen Hospital School of Nursing. Jeanne was a dedicated nurse, retiring
from Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, after a 50 year career in the
nursing profession. She was predeceased by her husband, William, better
known in Vermont as Santa Bill. She is survived by her daughter Paula, and
her husband, Richard of Rome, NY, her step-daughter Joyce Brandenburg of New
Jersey; five sisters, who were very dear to her, Annette Diemand,
Elizabethtown, N.Y., Cecile and Pauline Roy and Marie Hall, Longwood,
Florida and Bernadine Magdalenski, Haydenville, Mass. Her sisters, Annette,
Cecile, and Pauline lovingly cared for Jeanne in the last year of her
illness. Jeanne’s grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, and Kara Fedors, were the
joy of her life and they will always remember the wonderful times with their
Grandma Jeanne. The family wishes to thank High Peaks Hospice of
Elizabethtown, NY and Hospice of the Comforter, Altamonte Springs, Fla. A
memorial service will be held in Grand Isle at the convenience of the
family. For those who wish, contributions may be made to Hospice Care in her
memory.

 

May 31
MARY ELLEN BURPEE
ADDISON — Mary Ellen Burpee, 57, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Helen
Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She was born May 14, 1944, in Burlington,
the daughter of William W. and Delna (Piece) Burpee. Mary was a member of
the Addison Baptist Church. She was employed at Addison County Home Health
and Hospice. She is survived by her mother, Delna Burpee, and a brother,
William R. Burpee, both of Addison; and several cousins. Funeral services
will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Addison Baptist Church. Interment will
be in Grand View Cemetery in Addison. Friends may call at the Brown-McClay
Funeral Home in Vergennes on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be
made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, Middlebury, Vt. 05753


MARTHA MONTOPOLI FITZGERALD
BARRE — Martha Montopoli Fitzgerald, 84,
formerly of Springvale, Maine, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Woodridge
Nursing Home in Berlin. Born July 21, 1916, in Barre, she was the daughter
of Gildo and Paolina (Rosatt) Montopoli. She attended Barre area schools and
graduated from Spaulding High School in 1936. In December 1940, she
graduated from Heaton Hospital School of Nursing in Montpelier. Feb. 5,
1948, she married Wilam Fitzgerald in Burlington. They lived in Barre until
moving to Springvale in 1952. He died Sept. 8, 1973. In 1998, she moved back
to Vermont. She especially enjoyed reading, crosswords and gardening. Mrs.
Fitzgerald was a nurse at Heaton Hospital in Montpelier, Barre City
Hospital, and Hillcrest Nursing Home in Sanford, Maine. For several years,
she was a member of Good Shepherd Nursing of Biddeford, Maine. Survivors
include a son, Brian J. Fitzgerald and his wife, Victoria, of Williston; a
daughter, Martha Bich- rest of Portland, Maine; and nephews and nieces.
Three brothers, Dr. Michael Cerasoli, Joseph Cerasoli, and John Cerasoli;
and a sister, Bertina Chiuchiolo, predeceased her. A memorial service will
be held Tuesday, June 5, at 10 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home,
7 Academy St., Barre. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in Hope
Cemetery in Barre. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Woodridge
Nursing Home, Patient Activity Fund, Fisher Road, P.O. Box 550, Barre; and
to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt.
05641.

 
VIVA M. MARTIN
GEORGIA — Viva M. Martin, 83, a resident of Georgia for 31 years, passed
away Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Holiday House Nursing Facility following a
lengthy illness. She was born in Alburg on June 14, 1917, the daughter of
the late Floyd and Donna (Duba) Creller. Her husband, Harry A. Martin, died
July 29, 1969. Mrs. Martin was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals
and being with her family. Survivors include three sons and their wives,
Ronald and Anne Martin of St. Albans Town, Vance and Cora Martin of North
Hero, and Dale and Sis Martin of Georgia; two daughters, Norma and her
husband, Tom Scullen, of Portsmouth, R.I., and Carole Burns of Delray Beach,
Fla.; two sisters, Juanita Stone of Rouses Point, N.Y., and Genevieve Secore
of Hershey, Pa.; 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; and nieces
and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by
two sons, Harry Martin Jr., in his infancy, and Kevin D. Martin, on June 26,
1995; a sister and six brothers. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at
11 a.m. in the Heald Funeral Chapel with Pastor Steve Clark officiating.
Interment will be in the family lot in Alburg Center Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,
Vermont Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Visitation will be
Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St.
Albans
 


FAYE B. MILLER
BURLINGTON — Faye B. Miller, 72, died May 31, 2001, in
Fletcher Allen Health Care after a lingering illness. She was born Sept. 8,
1928, in Winooski, the daughter of Clifford and Beatrice (Clarmont) LaBelle.
She is survived by one son, Robert W. Miller II of Texas; her daughters,
Christine Marshall of Swanton, Deborah Vierling of Colchester, Marte Robbins
and her husband, Christopher, of Burlington, and Tina Sawyer and her
husband, Erik, of South Royalton; nine grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild. She also leaves her sisters, Phyllis Dumas, June Bergamo
and Maxine Brooks; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by
her husband, Robert M. Miller; a daughter, Rebecca Murray; and a brother,
Clifford LaBelle. Faye will be greatly missed by her many friends and her
loving family. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 6, in St.
Stephen Catholic Church in Winooski at 10 a.m. Burial will be held at the
convenience of the family. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St.,
Burlington, is in charge of arrangements.

 


MAURICE E. RHEAULT
WEST ADDISION — Maurice E. Rheault, 57, died
Thursday, May 31, 2001, at his home in West Addison. He was born Nov. 30,
1943, in Manchester, N.H., the son of Sylvain and Yvette (Poisson) Rheault.
He was a member of Community Bible Church in South Burlington. He was a very
hard worker, dedicated to his family, friends and community. He will be
greatly missed and eteranally loved by his family. Maurice is survived by
his wife, Laura Rheault of West Addison;’ two children, Michael Rheault of
Manchester and Michelle Rheault-Bissonette of West Addison; a granddaughter,
Bailey; and two more grandchildren on the way; two sisters, Jean Magdziarz
of Hooksett, N.H., and Jeanette Juranty of Portsmouth, N.H.; and several
nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in
Community Bible Church in South Burlington. Interment will be at a later
date. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Sunday
from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in Maurice’s memory may be sent to his
family, 186 Jersey St., West Addison, Vt. 05491.

IDA
ST. JEAN
BURLINGTON — Ida St. Jean, 91, of Burlington died Thursday,
May 31, 2001, in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center following a
long illness. She was born Oct. 15, 1909, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of
the late Joseph and Annie (Fratis) Gracie. Ida was the widow of Raymond St.
Jean. Ida dedicated most of her life to raising her family. She also worked
at the Shelburne Museum as a tour guid for more than 10 years, which
provided her great personal pleasure. She is survived by her son, Arnold and
his wife, Virginia St. Jean, of Milford, Pa.; a grandson, Michael of Port
Jefferson, Long Island, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Marlene Brigantino of Center
Reach, Long Island; and four great-grandsons. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated today, Saturday June 2, at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of
Siena Roman Catholic Church, Shelburne. Interment will follow in
Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. There will be no visiting
hours. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, Burlington.

ANN
T. TANCRETI
WINOOSKI/FAIRLEE/NEWBURY — Ann T. Tancreti, 74, passed away
Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center after
a long, courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born Aug. 16, 1926,
in Rochester, the daughter of Leonard and Emma (French) Thresher. She made
her home with her daughter Patricia A. Ruhl and son-in-law, Walter, of
Winooski for the past year and a half. Prior to that time, she resided in
the Newbury and Fairlee area for most of her life. Ann was a homemaker and
talented seamstress. She was married to Leon Kerry, who predeceased her.
Later she married Arnold Tancreti, who also predeceased her. She is survived
by two daughters, Patricia Ruhl of Winooski and Annette Tancreti of
Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Pauline Crombe of Ontario, N.Y., and Alice
McIntyre of Brattleboro; two brothers, Leonard Thresher of Randolph and
Leslie Thresher of Roxbury; a grandson, Neil Jepson of Poway, Calif., and a
great-grandson, Max Jepson Droney, also of Poway; as well as many nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Gertrude Murray of Rutland, and
five brothers, Richard Thresher of Nebraska, Calvin Thresher of Randolph,
Raymond Thresher of Brattleboro, Daniel Thresher of Vershire and James
Thresher of Randolph; and her very dear friend, Fred Colbeth of Newbury. At
Ann’s request, there will be no visiting hours. In accordance with her
wishes, her remains will be cremated and a graveside service will be held at
the convenience of the family in Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford. In lieu of
flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley,
1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.

NEAL
VANCEL TUCKER
ORANGE — Neal Vancel Tucker, 75, died peacefully,
surrounded by family, on May 31, 2001, in Central Vermont Medical Center in
Berlin after a brief illness. Born in Orange on Aug. 13, 1925, he was the son
of Wyness and Alyce (Morse) Tucker. The family lived in Orange at the Tucker
farm, where he attended and graduated from Wilson elementary School. He
accomplished taking both seventh and eighth grades during the same years to
ensure graduation. He married Lorraine Myrtice Beede on Sept. 5, 1947, at the
parsonage in Bradford. They resided on Tucker road in Orange for all of their
married life. Mr. Tucker worked for several years at the Tucker family farm.
He stared at Rock of Ages in March 1951. He retired as a superintendent at
Rock of Ages in 1977 after 26 years of service. Mr. Tucker was active with the
Orange County Sheriff’s Association for 35 years, serving as president for 12
years. He was the Orange town Civil Defense director for 23 years. He served
for three years as the Orange town road commissioner and eight years as a town
selectman. For many years, he was an active member of the Orange County
Democratic Party. Mr. Tucker was devoted to family and enjoyed hunting,
fishing and talking politics. He loved going to his hunting camp and enjoyed
working at the Tunbridge World’s Fair for many years. Survivors include his
wife and three siblings; two sisters, Madeliene Hilliker and Verna Robie; a
brother, Leon Tucker; six children who reside in Vermont, Ronald Tucker and
his wife, Bonnie, of Essex, Cynthia (Tucker) Catto and her husband, William,
of Barre Town, Doreen (Tucker) Dessureau and her husband, Andre, of
Washington, Kathy (Tucker) Girelli and her husband, Mario, of Colchester, Lori
(Tucker) Bibeau and her husband, Brian, of Barre Town, and Russell Tucker and
his wife, Carmella, of Orange; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three siblings, Melbourne Tucker, Regena Stevens and Max
Tucker. A service will be held Tuesday, June 5, at 3 p.m. in the Washington
Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery in Washington.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the Hooker and
Whitcomb Funeral Home. Contributions in his memory may be made to either the
Washington Fast Squad, c/o Maxine Durbrow, P.O. Box 42, Washington, Vt. 05675;
or Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice Inc., 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt.
05641. Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral. Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge
of arrangements.

 

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