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Burlington Free Press Obituaries 07/2001

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Obituaries

July 2001

July 1
GEORGE FRANCIS AHERNE
WEST YARMOUTH, Mass./SOUTH BURLINGTON — George Francis Aherne died Sunday,
July 1, 2001, following a short illness. Mr. Aherne was born Sept. 18, 1905,
in Chelsea, Mass., the son of John and Mary Jane (Rush) Aherne. He graduated
from Abington (Mass.) High School in 1923, Bridgewater State College in
1927, Columbia University in 1930, and received his doctorate from Boston
University in 1954. George married Doris Luckman on June 29, 1935, in
Abington. Mr. Aherne taught in the Boston school system and was professor of
history at Boston State College. He retired as director of admissions at
Boston State College. He was a member of the Kiwanis, the Retired Teachers
of Massachusetts, chairman of the Historical Committee in West Yarmouth and
was the youngest delegate to the Democratic Convention in 1928. Mr. Aherne
is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Doris L. Aherne of South
Burlington; and his beloved family, daughter Carole A. Hauke of Colchester;
son-in-law William R. Hauke Jr. of Colchester; four grandchildren, David and
Anne Hauke, Steven and Carol Hauke, Sandra and Paul Dickin, and Martha and
Matthew Bloom; nine great-grandchildren, Nathan Hauke, Peter Hauke, Alayna
Hauke, Eric Hauke, Molly Dickin, Adam Hauke, Paige Hauke, Samuel Dickin and
Amanda Bloom; a sister, Marguerite Thomas and her husband, Herman, of
Barefoot Bay, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Muriel Donovan of South Burlington
and Mary Aherne of Weymouth; and several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by his brother, Charles Aherne, and great-granddaughter Olivia
Hauke in 1991. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Friday, July 6, in Christ the King Church in Burlington. There are no
visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation, 121 2nd St., Second Floor, San Francisco,
Calif. 94105, or Champlain College, P.O. Box 670, Burlington, Vt. 05402.
Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, is in charge of
arrangements. The family would like to thank the staff at Pillsbury Manor,
Starr Farm Nursing Center and Dr. Tim Terrien for the wonderful care given
to Mr. Aherne.


THOMAS E. “”BREEZE” BLONDIN
SOUTH ROYALTON — Thomas E. “”Breeze”
Blondin, 47, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at his home in South Royalton after a
long battle with cancer. He was born April 10, 1954, in Burlington, the son of
Robert J. Blondin and Jane L. Horton. He attended school in South Burlington
and graduated from Rice Memorial High School in 1972. “”Breeze” was highly
respected in the restaurant industry for his cooking skills. He also managed
and held key positions at The Windjammer Restaurant, Sneakers Restaurant and
The Daily Planet, all in the Burlington area. He also worked in other
establishments as far away as St. Thomas Virgin Islands. In 1991, he found his
true passion as a skilled furniture maker for the Bradford Upholstery Co. of
Tunbridge. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hiking, telemark skiing,
hunting, fishing, going to NASCAR races and playing softball with the Sharon
Schrooms and later with the Green Mountain Swift Homes softball teams. He was
also one of the directors for the David Wood Memorial Softball Tournament in
South Royalton and used his excellent cooking skills in running the cook shack
during the tournament. He played in two of the more prestigious golf
tournaments in the area, The Tunbridge One Club in Tunbridge and the Billings
Hill Tournament in Sharon. He enjoyed Fantasy Footoball, ere his team, The
Millennium, was last year’s champion. Breeze especially enjoyed camping at
“”Overlake,” the family summer property on Malletts Bay in Colchester. He
loved spending time with his many friends and relatives. He was a member of
the Cascadanac Fish & Game Club in South Royalton, the Montagne Golf Club in
Randolph, and the local band Island Breeze and the Sand Fleas. He is survived
by his soul mate of 12 years, Janie L. Benson of South Royalton; his father of
Winooski; his mother of Burlington; three brothers, Robert J. Blondin and his
wife, Claudette, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, John M. Blondin and his wife, Betty,
of Colchester, and Dan Blondin, also of Colchester; several aunts, uncles, and
cousins; five nieces and nephews, Rebecca Blondin of San Francisco, Calif.,
James Blondin of Nashua, N.H., Carolyn Blondin of Chagrin Falls, and Jeremie
and Aeron Blondin, both of Colchester; and many friends. There will be no
calling hours. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 6, at 3 p.m. at
Breeze and Janie’s home, 817 S. Windsor St., South Royalton, with the Rev.
Douglas L. Moore officiating. In addition to the memorial service in South
Royalton, there will be a sunset remembrance for Breeze at his family summer
property, “”Overlake,” on Lakeshore Drive in Malletts Bay. This informal
gathering will be held Saturday, July 7, from 7 p.m. until sunset.
Contributions in Breeze’s memory may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer
Center, Melanoma Research, D.H.M.C. Development Office, 1 Medical Center
Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Main Street, Chelsea.


RICHARD A. CHAGNON
BURLINGTON — Richard a. Chagnon, 50, passed away
peacefully Sunday, July 1, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. Visiting
hours are Tuesday, July 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Elmwood-Meunier
Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave. His funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday,
July 5, in St. Mark Church at a time to be announced in Tuesday’s Free Press
along with his complete obituary. Those who wish are asked to consider a
memorial contribution to Toys For Tots, c/o the funeral home office.


RICHARD A. CHAGNON
BURLINGTON — Richard A. Chagnon, 50, passed away
peacefully after a short illness Sunday, July 1, 2001, surrounded by his
loving family, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Burlington on
Sept. 23, 1950, the son of Clarence R. Sr. and Glenna M. (Tennien) Chagnon.
He attended Champlain College for two years and was a U.S. Postal Service
letter carrier in the new North End for many years. He served his country
honorably as a combat Marine in Vietnam. He was a member of Essex Vietnam
Veterans of America, Post 8 in Essex, a life member of VFW Post 6689, member
of Colchester American Legion Post 91, and a Burlington Elks member, B.P.O.E.
916. He was a former member of Burlington VFW Post 782, having held numerous
offices including district commander and department surgeon. He leaves his
wife of 25 years, Wendy (Rugo) Chagnon of Burlington; his children, Alina L.
and Richard A. Chagnon of Burlington, and Beth Line; his mother, Glenna (Tennien)
Chagnon of Burlington; five brothers; two sisters and their spouses, James
and Jeannette Cavanaugh of Milton, C.R. “”Pete” and Linda Chagnon of
Burlington, Delina and Wil Wilson of Alabama, Steven and Renee Chagnon,
Thomas and Karen Chagnon, and Chester Chagnon, all of Burlington, and Glenna
and Guy Richardson of Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and
cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Clarence R. Chagnon Sr., in 1981.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 5, at 11 a.m.
in St. Mark Church. Interment with full military honors will follow in
Lakeview Cemetery. Visiting hours are today, July 3, at Elmwood-Meunier
Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. during which St.
Mark parishioners will meet for prayers at 3:45 p.m. Those who wish may send
memorial contributions to Toys For Tots in care of the funeral home.


VILAS A. GENTES SR
. ESSEX JUNCTION — Vilas A. Gentes Sr., former resident
of North Williston for 38 years, passed away suddenly Sunday, July 1, 2001. He
was born Dec. 11, 1922, in St. Jean des Piles, Quebec, the only child of
Alberic and Lucinda (Gauthier) Gentes. His mother died in 1925, and he and his
father migrated to the United States. He was educated in Burlington schools.
Vilas joined the armed forces in 1943 and served in World War II in the
European theater. While in the service, he became a naturalized American
citizen. He worked for the Drury Brick Co. for 13 years and retired from
Vermont Gas Systems in 1986 after 29 years of service. He is survived by his
wife of 56 years, Josephine Charbonneau-Gentes; their six children: two sons
and their wives, Albert and Susan Gentes, and Vilas Jr. and Mary Gentes of
Essex Juntion; and four daughters and their husbands, Jo-Ann and Edwin Blow,
and Patricia and Gary Alberts of Colchester, Shela and Wayne Marcelle of New
Haven, and Rose Bacon of South Hero; nine grandchildren, Vicki Gabert, Alan
Gentes, Rebecca Burt, Rachel Blow, Heather Alberts-Burritt, Joanna Alberts,
Jason Gentes, Stazy Warner and Cindy Marcelle; three great-grandsons; and
several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Russell, his
stepmother, Yvonne, and his father, Alberic Gentes. He was a member of Our
Lady of Grace parish in Colchester, Essex Senior Citizens, the Boom Bah Band,
and the VFW. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 5,
at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in
Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester. In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to Essex Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 124, Essex Junction, Vt. 05453 or The
American Lung Association, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, July 4, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. at
the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction,
Vt. 05452.


LILLIAN C. HAMEL
MORRISVILLE — Lillian C. Hamel, 91, died Sunday, July 1,
2001, in Greensboro Nursing Home following a period of declining health. She
was born in Stowe on April 6, 1910, the daughter of Bertran and Hazel
(Seymour) Campbell. Lillian was the wife of Howard R. Delano, who predeceased
her in 1948. In 1962, Lillian was married to Arthur Hamel, who predeceased her
in 1983. Lillian is survived by two daughters, Barbara J. Tomlinson of
Morrisville and Mrs. Stephen (Elaine H.) Boyajian of Burlington; a sister,
Margaret Campbell; and a brother, Benjamin Campbell, both of Morrisville; 11
grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Lillian was also predeceased by a son, Wallace R. Delano, in 1963. Graveside
funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, in Pleasant View
Cemetery in Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory would
be appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O.
Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr
Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral
Home, Morrisville.


ARTHUR L. POTVIN SR.
WINOOSKI — Arthur L. Potvin Sr., 72, passed away
peacefully in Vermont Respite House in Williston on Sunday, July 1, 2001. He
was born in Shelburne on July 18, 1928, the son of Frank O. and Margaret (Monniere)
Potvin. He attended Shelburne schools and graduated from Shelburne High School
in 1947. In 1961, he married the former Sandra Coleman, who predeceased him
Oct. 8, 1998, after 36 years of marriage. Art will be remembered for his
strong work ethic. Throughout his life, he had been employed in various
occupations including carpenter, farmer and general laborer. In his later
years, he helped many local residents with the care of their properties. He
was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time gardening
with his grandchildren. He leaves his two sons, Arthur L. Potvin Jr. of
Winooski and Robert and his wife, Kristen Hall-Potvin, of South Burlington;
six grandchildren, Tyler, Brittany, Cales, Danielle, Noah and Logan; two
brothers and their wives, Robert and Judy of Burlington, and Frank and Betty
Potvin of Woodbridge, Va.; a sister and her husband, Theresa and Tom Simonella
of Concord, N.H.; his brother-in-law, Joseph St. George of Milton; numerous
nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many special friends. Besides his wife and
parents, Art was predeceased by four sisters, Frances, Catherine, Elizabeth
(“”Libby”) and Doris (“”Dot”). Relatives and friends may gather Thursday,
July 5, in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, from 3
to 7 p.m., during which a remembrance will be held at 6 p.m. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen
Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.

July 2


EUGENE “”BUTCH” CLARK JR.
BURLINGTON — Eugene “”Butch” Clark Jr., 46,
of Burlington died unexpectedly Monday, July 2, 2001, in Fletcher Allen
Health Care. He was born in Burlington on July 11, 1954, the son of the late
Eugene Clark Sr. and Beatrice (Rouille) Clark. Butch was a taxi cab driver
for Benway’s Taxi for several years. Among his many hobbies, he especially
enjoyed playing cards, watching football, fishing and working on cars. He is
survived by three sons, Jeremy, Nicholas and Tony; two grandchildren, Deanna
and Devon; three brothers, Rick and his wife, Patricia Clark, of Winooski,
Danny Clark of Northfield, and Donny Clark of Hinesburg; five sisters,
Brenda Clark of Winooski, Melody and her husband, Sam Soule, of St. Albans,
Janet and her husband, Jerry Bushey, of Milton, Penny and her husband, John
Bailey, of St. Albans, and Cindy and her husband, Donald Bushey, of
Burlington; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and two special friends,
Perley Murray and Rick “”Red.” Funeral services will be held Thursday, July
5, at 11 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home with interment following in St.
Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the family, 103B Pine St., Winooski, Vt. 05404.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Arrangements are made by the La- Vigne Funeral Home Inc., Winooski.


ROBERT P. DONAHUE
ESSEX JUNCTION — Robert P. Donahue, 63, of Essex
Junction died unexpectedly Monday, July 2, 2001. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Michael
the Archangel on the campus of St. Michael’s College. Interment will follow
in Calvary Cemetery in Northfield. Visiting hours will be held Friday, July
6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68
Pinecrest Drive, Essex nction. A complete obituary will follow in Friday’s
edition of the Burlington Free Press.

REV. DEACON NORMAN S.
LANGLOIS
WINOOSKI — The Rev. Deacon Norman S. Langlois, 63, returned to
the hands of God on Monday, July 2, 2001, after a courageous battle with
cancer. Norman was born in Winooski on May 9, 1938, the son of the late
Sylva and Flora (Levesque) Langlois. From high school, he joined the U.S.
Navy. After honorable discharge from the Navy, Norman had a 28-year career
with IBM. He married Nicole C. Beaudoin of Montreal on May 30, 1970. They
had 22 loving years together before the Lord called her home. Norm became a
deacon of the Catholic Church in 1991 and had served St. Francis Xavier
parish in Winooski faithfully for 10 years. He served with the Knights of
Columbus for many years. But, most of all, Norm was a proud, loving and
supportive father to his two children, Eric and Natalie Langlois, both of
Winooski. Norm was predeceased by his parents, his wife, and a brother,
Roger Langlois. He is survived by his daughter, Natalie; his son, Eric and
future daughter-in-law, Diana Ambrose; his sister, Mary Jane Hatin; his
aunt, Anna Rabidoux; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 6, at 11 a.m. in St.
Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will follow in St.
Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to St. Francis Xavier Church Renovation Fund, 3 St. Peter St.,
Winooski, Vt. 05404, or Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane,
Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be Thursday, July 5, from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski. Members
of the Knights of Columbus will meet for prayers at the funeral home
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.


MURIEL PHILBRICK LEVIN
BURLINGTON — Our beloved Muriel Philbrick Levin,
94, born in Quebec, Canada, a longtime resident of Burlington, passed away in
her sleep July 2, 2001, in Starr Farm Nursing Home. She was predeceased in
death by her husband of more than 60 years, Oscar R. Levin, on April 12, 1992;
her daughter, Adele Janet Sage, and grandson Royce Wayne Lavalley, USAF. Those
persons surviving Muriel are her brother, Gordon Philbrick of Sherbrooke,
Quebec; her son, Rodney R. Levin, an architect in California; granddaughter
Rhonda L. La- Valley Hanlon and her husband of Shelburne; granddaughter Susan
Williams of Dartmouth, R.I.; and grandson Tech. SSG Eric Sage, USAF, in Italy.
Muriel Philbrick Levin graduated as a registered nurse in Boston in June 1926.
She held certificates in Vermont, Florida, California and Oregon. She also
lent a hand during World War II as a lathe operator, producing landing gear
parts for the Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter plane. Muriel was active in the
United Methodist Church in Burlington and Shelburne for many years. In their
later years, Muriel and her husband were avid gardeners and spent much of
their time planting, harvesting and sharing their gardening wisdom with their
friends and neighbors. Muriel was a very generous, loving and loyal person;
she will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to be touched by her grace
and caring nature. Private services will be held at a later date in the
Shelburne United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home
South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


NANCY VIRGINIA HENDERSON POUCHER
ESSEX JUNCTION — Nancy Virginia
Henderson Poucher, 75, of Essex Junction, a native and former resident of
Buchanan Va. died Monday July 2, 2001, at Fletcher Allen Health Care. She
left this life with the same grace with which she lived it. She was born May
13, 1926, the daughter of the late Connie Emily Fletcher and James Irvine
Henderson. Nancy was a graduate of Roanoke, Va., Hospital School of Nursing
in 1946 where she received her degree as a registered nurse. On December 28,
1946, she married James Wayne Poucher in Buchanan, Va. To her many friends
and fellow nurses, the only words to describe her are; “”Nancy was a great
lady who served her fellow humans with great skill and undemanding love. She
is survived by her husband of 54 years, J. Wayne Poucher, Sr., of Essex
Junction; a daughter, Nancy P. Shamp and her husband Ashley of Jericho; a
son Jim Poucher and his wife Sharon of Lake Mary, Fla.; eight grandchildren,
Aaron, Wyeth, Seth and Caitlin Shamp of Vermont, Melissa and Michael Grace,
and Mathew and Mark Poucher of Florida; her sister and brother-in-law Joan
and Bob Lugar of Forest, Va., numerous cousins, nieces, nephews on the
Henderson side of her family and her only living cousin in her mothers
family, Fletcher and Susan Rumbley of Jacksonville, N.C. Graveside services
will be held on Saturday July 7, 2001, at 3:00 p.m. in the Fairview Cemetery
in Buchanan Va. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to
either Buchanan Rescue Squad or the ALS Research, Department of Neurology,
Given B202, UVM, Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by the Ready
Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction


ELMER ROGER PROVOST
LAKELAND, Fla. — Elmer Roger Provost, 72, of
Lakeland, Fla., passed away in Lakeland Regional Medical Center on July 2,
2001, following an extended illness. Born in Montreal, Canada, he resided in
the Burlington area for most of his life before moving to Lakeland in 1997.
He was the son of the late Mitchell P. Provost and Bertha Cassavant Provost
Companion. Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Elsie Dumas
Provost of Lakeland; a sister, Margaret Brewster of South Burlington; and
many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Aug. 17 at 1 p.m.
in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester. Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrangements.


KATHLEEN M. ROCK
OCALA, Fla./BURLINGTON — Kathleen M. Rock, 76, of Ocala
and formerly of the Burlington area, died Monday, July 2, 2001, in
Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans after a brief illness. She was born
in Burlington on June 18, 1925, the daughter of the late Martin and Hazel
(Hayes) O’Sullivan. She was educated in Burlington schools. She was married in
Ellenburg, N.Y., in 1944 to Clarence H. Rock. Kathleen enjoyed sculpting dolls
and various arts and crafts. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and
her love of practical jokes. She was a devoted wife and loving mother.
Kathleen is survived by her husband of 57 years, Clarence H. Rock; five
children, Sheila Rock of Milton, Carmen Horn and her husband, Jeffrey, of
Hudson, Mass., Gail Rock of Laconia, N.H., William J. Rock and his wife,
LouAnn, of Salt Springs, and Lisa Ellwood and her husband, Mark, of
Burlington; 11 grandchildren, Michael, Alicia and her husband, Jeff, Traci and
her husband, James, Jennifer, Amanda, Todd, Ashley, Kaitlyn, Farryn, Sarah and
Billy; two great-grandchildren, Brittany and Whitney; a special son-in-law,
Jeff Kellett; three sisters, Gladys Wixon of Petoskey, Mich., Dorothy Kaupin
of Burlington, Shirley Tatro and her husband, George, of Burlington; a
brother, William O’Sullivan of Canada; and many nieces and nephews. Kathleen
was a Gold Star Mother, having been predeceased by her son, Pfc. Allen C.
Rock, in the Vietnam War. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen Catholic Church in Winooski.
Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington.
Visiting hours will be Friday, July 6, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.

ALICE M. (GRABAN)
WINGERTER
LANCASTER, Ohio — Alice M. (Graban) Wingerter, 59, of
Lancaster passed away Monday, July 2, 2001, in the hospice unit of Rockmill
Rehabilitation Centre in Carroll. She worked in Lazarus in Lancaster for 11
years. She was a former member of Twig 17. Alice was born Aug. 14, 1941, in
Burlington, Vt. She was dearly loved by family, friends, co-workers and
customers. She enjoyed dancing, bridge and life in general. Her special
friend, Edna Dunphy, was a gift indeed! She is survived by her husband of
nearly six years, Harold “”Hal” J. Wingerter; children Laurie Black of
Lancaster, Brenda Nickell of Bain- brige Island, Wash., Nicholas Graban of
Flower Mound, Texas, and John Graban of Granville; sisters Paulene Hamilin
of Glens Falls, N.Y., Edna Brown of Charlotte, Vt., Claire Le- Plant of
Colchester, Vt., Rita Walton of Georgetown, Mass., Suzanne Dreyer of Valatre,
N.Y., and Helen Rosenblum of Hinesburg, Vt.; a sister-in-law, Loraine
Cloutier of Unionville, Conn.; brothers Robert Cloutier of Colchester,
Maurice Cloutier of South Burlington, Vt., and Raymon Cloutier of
Burlington; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by Nicholas Graban, her husband and the father of her four
children, her parents, Hyacinth Cloutier and Yavonne Cloutier; and brothers
George Cloutier and Henry Cloutier. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m.
Friday in the Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home with Chaplain Karl Hartmann
officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made in Alice’s name to Hospice of Fairfield
County, 1111 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130-4099
July 3


TIMOTHY R. BARNETT
BARRE/BURLINGTON — Timothy Ray Barnett was born
December 30, 1959 in Barre to William Jack Barnett and Bernadine Heath
Barnett. Tim passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside on
Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Fletcher Allen Health Care. He is survived by his
son, Timothy; his daughter Nicole; his mother Bernadine Barnett Haslam and
her husband Gordon; his brother, Richard and wife Lynn of St. Albans; his
sister Julie and her fiance, Todd Emmell, of Jericho; his sister Pamela
Fonataine and her husband, Stephen, of Williston; his sister Jaci Barnett
and her partner, Lisa Bindas of New Bedford, Mass.; his step-sister Thersa
Muir and her husband, Michael, of Colchester, his maternal grandmother,
Marion Heath, of Barre and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and
cousins. Tim was predeceased by his father, William Jack, and his brother,
Steven. Tim will be remembered by all for his humor, quick wit, and
compassion for others. He loved Nascar racing, fishing and spending time
with his children and his friends. A private family service will be held.
There will be visiting hours for family and friends at Corbin and Palmer
Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, on Monday, July 9 from 7 to
9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Tim’s
memory to their favorite charity or donations of blood or blood products to
the American Red Cross, 32 Prospect St. Burlington, or donations to the
Vermont Alcohol Research Center, Non-Profit, 441 Water Tower Hill,
Colchester, Vt. 05446-4454.

MARGARITA H. BUTTON
NORTH HERO — Margarita H. Button, 90, of 40 Stevens Camp Road, North Hero,
died in Buenos Aires on July 3, 2001, after a brief illness. Her beloved
husband, Dr. William H. Button Jr., died in 1982. They spent winters in New
York City and each summer in North Hero. Mrs. Button was a member of the
Colony Club and the City Gardens Club of New York. She leaves her
stepdaughter, Judith Button (Mrs. Jonathan M.) Keyes; six grandchildren; and
nine great-grandchildren; a nephew, Edward Macrae Moir of Buenos Aires; and
four children of her other nephew, the late Victor Macrae Moir. She was pre
deceased by a step-son William H. Button, III, who died in 1999. A memorial
service will be held at the Button Cemetery in Clarendon on Aug. 18 at 2:30
p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to Friends of the North Hero
Library, North Hero, Vt. 05474. Tossing Funeral Home, 39 Washington St.,
Rutland, Vt. 05701, is in charge of arrangements.


ROBERT POWERS DAVISON III
STOWE — Robert Powers Davison III, 30, died
unexpectedly July 3, 2001. He was born in Burlington on Jan. 29, 1971, the
son of Robert Powers Davison Jr. and Marlene (Paradee) Davison of Stowe. A
memorial service will be held in the Stowe Community Church on Saturday,
July 7, at 11 a.m. There will be a full obituary in the Friday edition of
The Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are under the care of the Stafford
Funeral Home, Stowe.


DAVISON, ROBERT (ROBBIE) POWERS, III
STOWE — Robert Powers Davison III
(Robbie) 30, died unexpectedly July 3, 2001 He ws born in Burlington on
January 29, 1971, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jr. and Marlene (Paradee)
Davison of Stowe. Robbie attended Stowe Elementary School, the Eaglebrook
School and graduated from the Holderness School in Plymouth N.H. After
completing high school, Robbie traveled extensively and did everything from
hoof trimming in Montana to bricklaying in Nantucket to cooking in New York
State and Stowe. These, and many other life experiences, led him to his true
calling, his pursuit of creative writing at Johnson State College which he
attended until his death. Robbie’s greatest love, and his most wonderful
gift was his passion for children. He worked at the Kids School in Stowe and
was known as the Pied Piper as he was seen walking through town with a trail
of children at his heels. Robbie will be remembered for his creative
abilities, as an artist as well as a scribe, his love of humankind, his
beautiful smile and his brilliant blue eyes. Robbie is survived by his
parents, Robert Jr. and Marlene Davison of Stowe; his sister Stephanie
Davison of Bozeman, Mont., his sister Heidi Noonan and her husband,Tom, of
Jeffersonville; his nieces Amelia and Grace Kittell of Bozeman; his nephew
and niece, Taylor and Erika Noonan of Jeffersonville; his uncle Bill Davison
and wife Kathleen Schneider of Winooski, his uncle Bruce Paradee and wife,
Linda, of Grand Isle; his ”adopted” grandmother M. Pauline Rowe of
Burlington; seven cousins; and his countless friends and loved ones
throughout the country. A memorial service will be held at the Stowe
Community Church on Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the
care of the Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be sent to a creative writing fund established in Robbie’s name for a
Stowe High School student in care of Lamoille South Supervisory Union, Attn:
George Cormier, P.O. Box 340, Morrisville, Vt. 05661

BARBARA FARNHAM
ENFIELD, N.C. — Barbara Farn- ham, 83, of Britthaven Nursing Home in
Enfield died July 3, 2001. She was born in Newport, Vt., on May 13, 1918,
the daughter of Merle and Annette (Griggs) Leavens. She married Maurice
Farnham of North Troy, Vt., who predeceased her in 1971. She is survived by
10 children, Maurice and Martha Farnham of Weldon, Joanne and Howard Shaw of
Wallingford, Vt., James and Debra of Pensacola, Fla., Elizabeth and William
Smith of Corpus Christi, Texas, Linda and John Weeden of East Pittsford,
Vt., Lois Farnham and Holly Puterbaugh of Burlington, Vt., Merle and Edna of
Troy, N.Y., Michael and Gerri of Bradenton, Fla., Robert and Betty of
Rutland, Vt., and Patricia and Russell Friend of Asheville; one brother,
William Leavens of Derby Line, Vt.; and several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons William and Stuart. While
in Vermont, she was a dealer for Stanley Home Products, a member of the
American Legion and VFW Auxiliary, Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland, and
a charter member of the Chittenden (Vt.) Fire Department Auxiliary. She
moved to Bradenton in 1974 and to the Weldon/Roanoke Rapids area in 1994.
She was a member of the Good News Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids. Memorial
services will be held Friday, July 20, at 10 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal
Church in Rutland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Good
News Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 387, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870,
or to the Chittenden Volunteer Fire Department, Chittenden, Vt.
05737.Arrangements are by Hockaday Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids


ROBERT P. KELLY
GREENPORT, N.Y. — Robert P. Kelly, 72, of 6 Ponderosa
Drive, Greenport, died at home July 3, 2001. He was born in Poughkeepsie on
July 23, 1928, the son of Richard R. Kelly and Marie E. (McCann) Kelly. He
was a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. in business administration.
Aug. 13, 1955, he was married to Kathleen McArdle in St. John’s Church in
Beacon. He was chief business manager for Columbia County offices and
president and CEO of Paul B. Mulligan Management and Consulting Firm of
Hudson. He had resided in Greenport for approximately 15 years, having moved
here from Beacon. He was a member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians of
Warwick and Holy Family Church in Stottville. Mr. Kelly served in the U.S.
Air Force from 1952 to 1953. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen of
Greenport; two sons, Richard Kelly and his wife, Diana, of Fitzwilliam, N.H.,
and James Kelly and his wife, Amy, of Lagrange; a daughter, Sue Ellen Walsh
and her husband, Tom, of Vermont; grandchildren Molly Rose Kelly, Kathleen
Kelly, Kyle Walsh, Andrea Walsh and Kelly Walsh; and nieces and nephews. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary
Church, Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls. Burial will be in St. Mary
Cemetery in Wappingers Falls. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.
in the Delehanty Funeral Home, 64 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls


PATRICK C. LAMOUREUX
WEST BERKSHIRE — Patrick C. Lamoureux, 72, died
Tuesday July 3, 2001 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans,
surrounded by his loving family. A memorial mass will be held Saturday July
7, 2001, at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg
Falls with Rev. Gerard Leclerc celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. There will be no
calling hours. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made
to Enosburg Ambulance 83 Sampsonville Rd. Enosburg Falls, Vt 05450 or to the
Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt
05478. Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls is in charge of arrangements.


MYRTLE McKINSTRY
MORRISVILLE — Myrtle McKinstry, 74, passed away
unexpectedly at Copley Hospital in Morrisville on Tuesday, July 3, 2001. She
was born in Bridgewater, on July 11, 1926, the daughter of Nelson and Etta
(Read) Rogers. She attended schools in Bridgewater and Woodstock, Vermont. On
September 16, 1942, she married Otis C. McKinstry, Sr. They resided in the
Bridgewater area, Granby and Walden, Vt. They lived in Nokomis, Fla. for about
10 years. Most recently, Myrtle lived in Hardwick, Greensboro and Craftsbury.
Early in her married life, Myrtle was a homemaker and mother. Later, she
worked as an aid at the East Hardwick Nursing Home, at Farland’s Studio in
Hardwick and in the Walden School Lunch Program. While in Florida, she and
Otis worked together as grounds and housekeepers. Myrtle was a member of the
Hardwick United Church. She was active in the Hardwick Area Senior Citizen
Center helping with senior meals and volunteering at the Hardwick Welcome
Booth. She was a member of the Woman’s Relief Corps. She served on the Walden
School Board from 1970 to 1973. Myrtle is survived by her sons, Otis C.
McKinstry, Jr. of Barre and Lyle J. McKinstry of Middlesex; two daughters,
Lucille Jewett of East Hardwick and Ilene Parker of Woodbury; two sisters,
Beatrice Grover and Pauline Bristol of Brattleboro; eight grandchildren and 10
great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband in 1984, and by a son,
Neil E. McKinstry in 1954. Friends may call at the DesGroseilliers Funeral
Home in Hardwick on Sunday, July 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be
held at the United Church in Hardwick on Monday July 9 at 10 a.m. Burial will
follow the service in Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the Hardwick Emergency Rescue Squad, P.O. Box
837, Hardwidk, Vt. 05843. Arrangements are under the direction of the des
Groseilliers Funeral Home, Church Street, Hardwick.

MAE
MARNES
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Mae Marnes, 82, of South Burlington, formerly
of Rouses Point, N.Y., died Tuesday, July 3, 2001. in South Burlington,
surrounded by her family. She was born May 18, 1919, in Chazy, N.Y., the
daughter of Sylvan and Ida (Yelle) Lestage. Mae was a member of the Legion
of Mary, the Catholic Daughters and the Home Bureau, and she served as
president of the Senior Council. Mae was also a very dedicated volunteer at
Cedar Hedge Nursing Home and was lector at St. Patrick Church in Rouses
Point. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas A. and Gail
Marnes of Morrisonville, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Lee
Maynard of South Burlington; and five grandchildren, Heidi Wetherbee and
Lee, Eric Rivers, Jason Rivers, Milo Marnes and Miranda Marnes. Calling
hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Clark Funeral
Home in Rouses Point. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11
a.m. Friday in St. Patrick Church in Rouses Point. Burial will follow in
Maple Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any
donations be made to Hospice of the Champlain Valley. Arrangements are with
the Clark Funeral Home in Rouses Point.


CLYDE E. MILLINGTON
BURLINGTON — Clyde E. Mil- lington, a lifelong
resident of Burlington, departed this life July 3, 2001. He was born April
2, 1927. Clyde wished to write his own notice: “”Grateful thanks to the many
persons who nurtured, educated, enriched and gave me vitality and example in
life. These would include of course my parents, UVM Prof. Howard G.
Millington and Ruth W. Millington; brothers David and Stillman; sister
“”Wendy,” Ruth M. Bill; my wife, Lindy, especially; our children, David,
Susan, Lynn, and Tom; 15 grandchildren; also relatives, both living and
those I go to meet. I commend neighbors, teachers, dear friends and
acquaintances and the hugs and goodness they put forth. I also commend the
colleagues and associates in the various enterprises of careers. These
latter were met at the highway design firm of Webster-Martin Co, 1946-1950;
fellow members of the VTANG, 1953-1977 (we flew the older jets); also
enlisted servicemen (USAAF) from 1945-1948; and true comrades serving the
rural Postal routes from the Milton office, 19spd till 1995. I am deeply
indebted to the skills of the medical staff who monitored my latter years,
and especially to those unnamed donors of red blood, whose precious gift
sustained my life in final years to a length not otherwise possible. The
whole of my formal education was formed in the Burlington schools — the
old, old S.W. Thayer school, BHS, and UVM. I wish the present-day students
could experience the wonderful spirit of the teachers of my generation, the
Great Depression years and into World War II! Some exploits of particular
pride were hiking the Long Train End-to-End, biking across the USA coast to
coast in 1981, and more biking from Montana to Alaska in 1988. My best
26-mile marathon time was 3:12. I presume more biography will surface at my
memorial service. Eternity will remember your abundant thoughtfulness.
Blessings to all!” A Memorial Service will be celebrated in First United
Methodist Church on Friday, July 6, at 2 p.m. Those who wish may send a
memorial contribution to the First United Methodist Church Music Minstgry,
21 Buell St., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by Elmwood-Meunier.

MARY
ELLEN O’BRIEN
WATERBURY — Mary Ellen O’Brien, 62, a longtime resident of
Waterbury, passed away at her home on Fairview Street, Barre, on Tuesday, July
3, 2001. Born in Montpelier on Feb. 10, 1939, she was the daughter of the late
Thomas H. and Helen (Doyle) Barry, Sr. She was formerly married to McAulliffe
Z. O’Brien on January 19, 1963 in Waterbury. Mary Ellen was a 1957 graduate of
the former Waterbury High School and continued her education at the Vermont
School of Cosmetology in Burlington. A beautician for many years, Mary Ellen
operated a salon in Waterbury before being employed more recently at several
shops in the central Vermont area, retiring in 1999. She was a member of St.
Andrew’s Catholic Church in Waterbury and in her leisure time, enjoyed a
variety of crafts and spending time in Ogunquit Maine. She is survived by her
children, Susan O’Brien Magee and her husband, Joseph, of Arlington, Mass.,
Michael O’Brien and his wife, Anne, of Duxbury, and Chris O’Brien and his
wife, Susan, of Waterbury Center; nine grandchildren; her companion, Robert
Buzzi of Barre; two sisters, Ann Jane Burnham of St. Louis, Mo., and Elizabeth
Patch and her husband, George, of Hinsdale, N.H.; a brother, Terrence Barry
and his wife, Donna, of Hoonah, Alaska; as well as nieces and nephews. A
daughter, Lisa O. Ziegler, and two brothers, Thomas H. Barry, Jr. and Jack
Barry, predeceased her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St.
Andrews Catholic Church in Waterbury on Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m. with
interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury. Friends may call at the
Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Friday, July 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home
Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre 05641 or the American Cancer
Society, New England Division, 11 Loomis St. Montpelier, Vt. 05602.


THERESA HEBERT SOURDIFF
BURLINGTON — Theresa Hebert Sourdiff, 74, of
Burlington died in Vermont Respite House on July 3, 2001. She was born in
Burlington on Sept. 16, 1926, the daughter of John and Mary A. (Prunier)
Hebert. Theresa was a lifelong member of St. Joseph parish. She was a member
of St. John the Baptist Society, a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies
Auxiliary, Howard Plant Post 782. Theresa worked at the Medical Center
Hospital of Vermont for more than 25 years until her retirement Jan. 24,
1992. She was the widow of Ernest C. Sourdiff, who predeceased her in 1998.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Michael and Mary Safford
of Vergennes, John C. Safford of Burlington, Joseph Safford of Ferrisburgh,
Mary and Louis Hamlin of Burlington, Joyce and Ernest Hoffman, and Jo-Ann
and Dick Hough, all of South Burlington; two brothers and their wives,
Joseph and Margaret Hebert of Colchester, and Robert and Shirley Hebert of
Burlington; her sister, Lorraine Safford of Burlington; 15 grandchildren; 26
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Theresa was predeceased by
her sister, Sister Jerome Hebert; her brother, Eugene Hebert; a grandson,
John Hamlin; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment to
follow in St. Catherine Cemetery in Shelburne. Friends may call at the
Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, on
Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495, or the VNA,
1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher and
Pritchard Funeral Directors.

July 4


MARVIN CLYDE DOUGLAS
RUTLAND — Marvin C. Douglas, 70, of Rutland died
Wednesday, July 4, 2001. He was born March 21, 1931 in Morrisville, the son
of the late Owen and Maude (Lampher) Douglas. Mr. Douglas graduated from
Peoples Academy in 1950. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean
Conflict. He had been employed by the CVPS Company from 1954 – 1973. In
1973, he bacame employed by Supply Distributors/United Refrigeration in
Rutland and retired as the Branch manager in 1990. He was a member of the
VFW Post 793 since 1962, the American Legion Post 31 since 1977, a member
and past officer of IBEW and a former member and past officer of the
Refrigeration Services Engineers Society. Survivors include his wife, Genora
Carpenter Douglas of Rutland; a daughter Susan Smith, a son Michael Douglas
and a granddaughter, Krystal Douglas, all of St. Johnsbury; a brother,
Kenneth Douglas of Kearney, Mo.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was
predeceased by three sisters, Ruth Griffin, Frances Jewett and Eleanor
Farnham. Friends may call on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Aldous Funeral
Home, 44 N. Main Street, Rutland, Vt. The funeral service will be held at
2:30 on Sunday, July 8, at the Ricker Funeral Home, Birch St. Woodsville,
N.H. Friends may call from 1:30 till the time of the service. The burial
will follow in the Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury, Vt. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Diagnostic Imaging at RRMC, in care of Director of X-Ray, 160
Allen Street, Rutland, Vt. 05701


SANDRA SHAW GULLIKSON
PORTLAND, Ore./BRISTOL — Sandy Gullikson, 60,
died July 4, 2001, in Portland, Ore. after a courageous struggle with
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Sandy was born June 25, 1941, in Middlebury, the daughter of Helen and
Gilbert Shaw. She attended Middlebury schools and St. Mary’s in the
Mountains preparatory school in New Hampshire before moving to Boston and
eventually Seattle, Wash., with her mother, where she completed her high
school education. During this period she maintained her Vermont ties,
enjoying summers at her father’s lakeside camp on Thompson’s Point in
Charlotte. She graduated from Reed College in 1964 and the Pacific Northwest
College of Art, both in Portland. Following school she married Mel Gullikson
of Portland and for several years the couple lived on a small farm in
Wilsonville, Ore. before moving to LaGrande, where she pursued her career in
art, working as a graphic artist, and began publishing a quarterly of prose
and fiction. In the early 80′s, she began to pen greeting cards based on her
whimsical characters, Coyote, the Cactus-Eared Rabbit, and others, and
founded Clearwater Graphics to publish and distribute her work. Following a
stay in Little Rock, Ark. she returned to Vermont with her family in 1989,
settling in Bristol where she expanded Clearwater aphics in the mill behind
the former Mary’s restaurant. Sandy became very well known, nationally and
locally, for her images and stories and won many national awards for her
greeting cards and calendars and employed a dedicated staff of young
creative Vermonters. She was quite active in Bristol community affairs,
serving on the Family Center Board, Friends of the Arts, and Rotary
International, Vermont Businesses for the Social Responsibility, and was
elected to the board of directors of the Vermont Council of the Arts. One of
her last contributions to the Bristol community, and one for which she will
always be remembered, is the beautiful mural she lovingly painted on the
interior east wall of the Bristol Bakery depicting the Bristol Inn, which
she remembered as a child. In 1999 she developed a speech disorder which was
later diagnosed as early signs of ALS and she subsequently moved to Portland
to be near her children. Sandy Shaw Gullikson is survived by her lifelong
husband Mel Gullikson; a daughter Caressa Gullikson Houghton and
granddaughter Rowan of Stillwater, Ore.; a son Jordan Gullikson of Portland,
a sister Mary MacKay of Spokane, Wash. In Vermont she is survived by her
niece Susie Healy of Cambridge; her stepmother, Gloria Shaw of Cornwall; and
stepsister, Gay Regan of Hinesburg. She was predeceased by her mher Helen of
Portland, Ore.; her father Gilbert Shaw of Cornwall; and her sister Nancy
Weil of Saipan, who tragically died very recently on June 24 from cancer.
There will be a celebration of Sandy’s life at the Cyclone Grist Mill in
Bristol on Friday, July 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. which will feature music by
local musicians and provide an opportunity for her friends to partake of the
large inventory of her greeting cards and children’s book with all proceeds
going to the Bristol Friends of the Arts Sandy Gullikson Art Scholarship.
There will also be a memorial service and celebration of Sandy’s life in
Portland at 3 p.m., Sunday July 15, at the Reed College Chapel.


JOANNA KATE HINDES
HUNTINGTON — Joanna Kate Hindes, 50, died at her
home on July 4, 2001, following several years of failing health. She was
born April 28, 1951, in New York City, the daughter of the late Irving and
Betty (Glatt) Hindes. Joanna was a registered nurse in the neonatal
intensive care unit at FAHC for twenty five years. She was a member of the
Third Order Society of St. Francis, having made her profession vows April 1,
2001, and active in the Brother Juniper Fellowship. She was also and active
member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Colchester. She is survived by
her soulmate, Mary Wills of Huntington, her very dear friends Mark and
Joanne Cyr and their daughters, Katie, Kimmie and Jo’s goddaughter, Kristie,
all of Richmond; and her niece Emily Aiken of Asheville, N.C. A memorial
service will be celebrated at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Prim Road in
Colchester on Monday July 9, at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts
may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont-Memorial
Processing Center, Hartford Conn. 06150-1160. Gifford Funeral Service, 22
Depot Street, Richmond is in charge of arrangements.


DALE THURSTON JONES
WATERBURY CENTER — Dale Thurston Jones, 26, of
Maple Street, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 4, 2001. Born in
Berlin on Nov. 28, 1974, he was the son of Robert T. and Betty Ann (Allen)
Jones. On August 19, 2000 he married the former Catherine Kingston in
Lancaster, N.H. Dale was a 1993 graduate of Harwood Union High School in
Duxbury where he received the Commuity Service Award and was a member of the
downhill ski team. Continuing his education at New Hampshire Technical
College in Laconia, he graduated in 1996 with a degree in fire science and
fire protection. Returning to Waterbury, he has been employed by the
University of Vermont in Burlington as a fire protection mechanic. A member
of the Waterbury Center Volunteer Fire Department, he was currently serving
as a Captain and training officer, as well as a leader of the newly founded
Back Country Team with the department. Dale was also a member of the
Waterbury Center Community Church. An avid rock and ice climber, he also
enjoyed hiking, skiing, and was a member of the ski patrol at Bolton Valley
Ski Resort. He found particular enjoyment in spending time with his nieces
and nephews, as well as his dog, Tucker. He is survived by his wife and
parents of Waterbury Center; his paternal step-grandmother, Alice Jones of
Bayside, Long Island, N.Y.; his sister, Doreen Cleary of Waterbury Center;
his brothers, Glenn Jones of Hyde Park, Allen Jones of Waterbury, and Darrin
Jones of Waterbury Center; his father and mother-in-law, Thomas H. and Nancy
L. Kingston of Lancaster, N.H.; as well as nieces, nephews, aunts and
uncles. Funeral services will be held from the Waterbury Center Community
Church on Sunday, July 8, at 2 p.m. with interment to follow in the
Waterbury Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral
Home in Waterbury on Saturday, July 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the Waterbury Center Community Church,
P.O. Box 216, Waterbury Center, Vt. 05677, or to the Dale Thurston Jones
Scholarship Fund (for persons interested in fire protection education) in
care of Robert Jones, 1271 Shaw Mansion Road, Waterbury Center, Vt. 05677.


STEPHEN JOHN SMITH
SHELBURNE — Stephen John Smith, 49, died Wednesday,
July 4, 2001. He passed on peacefully, surrounded by family and friends at
home in the ‘purple house’ where he lived for the past 21 years with his wife
Carol, stepson, Ben, and his beloved cats, especially Ziggy. Stephen worked in
the A/V department at the University of Vermont and Champlain Valley Union
High School before pursuing his own business as house painter and artist.
Through the years, Stephen has filled the world with color, music and art,
sharing his work with friends and family and many in the local community. His
quiet strength, dignity, integrity and sense of humor will live with all of
those whose lives he touched. His legacy of righteousness will continue to
inspire each of us who love him. Steven is the son of Barbara and John Smith
also of Shelburne. His wife Carol; stepson, Ben; his parents, John and
Barbara; his sister, Sandi and her husband, James Roberge, and their sons, Tim
and Nick Roberge of Hinesburg; a sister, Karen of Burlington; his brother
Matthew, his son Cole, and Cole’s mother, Lisa of Shelburne; and many dear
friends and relatives survive him. A celebration of Stephen’s life will be
held Sunday, July 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. at his home, 1066 Falls Road, Shelburne.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to the
Development Office at Fletcher Allen Health Care for the benefit of the
Oncology Department, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington. Arrangements are being
made by Tom Robinson of Eternal Flame Crematorium. Interment will be at a
later date


THOMAS WILLIAM SUSTIC
FAIRFAX – Thomas William Sustic died with his loving
parents by his side at his home in Fletcher on Wednesday July 4, 2001,
following a courageous two year battle with leukemia. He was born May 18, 1985
in St. Albans and was the beloved son of Deborah Travis and Mark Sustic. He
attended Fletcher Elementary School and was going into 11th grade at Bellows
Free Academy in Fairfax. He worked briefly at the Foothills Bakery in Fairfax.
Thomas was a young man on the go. He loved music and dancing, to spend time
with his friends, and to have a good laugh. He enjoyed being outside on his
bike and loved to visit his grandparent’s horse farm in Michigan. Thomas was a
very caring and generous spirit who gave more than he ever received. He was
always there for his friends to talk to, and often took care of others before
himself. His Make-A-Wish Foundation request was to have a party at BFA-Fairfax
for his friends and classmates in the fall of 1999. His professional goal was
to be a teacher, and Thomas was noted for his exceptional rapport and kindness
with younger children. Thomas handled his leukemia treatment with tremendous
courage, determination and grace. He wanted to be seen for himself, not
defined by his illness, and lived the precious few years he had on his own
terms with a strong will and a true heart. Thomas is survived by his parents;
his sisters Barbara Durgin and BJ Willett; his grandparents Marlene and Jack
Sustic of Michigan and Mary and Ed Travis of New York; his many aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends, his dog Skipper, and his cat Freckles. A service in
celebration of Thomas’ life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, at the
Binghamville United Church in Fletcher. A burial service will follow at St.
Luke’s Cemetery in Fairfax. Visiting hours will held Saturday, July 7, from 6
to 8 p.m. at Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., in St. Albans. Casual dress
and a spirit of joy are requested for all events. In lieu of flowers, Tom’s
parents ask that blood and platelet donations be made to the American Red
Cross, Northern Vermont Chapter, 29 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington,phone
802-660- 9130. Financial contributions can be sent to the Tom Sustic Fund, c/o
Parent to Parent, 69 Champlain Mill, Winooski, VT 05404, which will continue
in dedication to helping children with leukemia and their families in Tom’s
memory. If you have a special memory of Tom, or a photo, artifact or message,
please send it to his parents in care of Tom’s Memory Box, PO Box 163,
Fairfax, VT 05454. Deborah and Mark are grateful to Dr. Fred Holmes, Dr. Brad
Freisen, Dr. Alan Homans, Dr. Denise Adams, Dr. Jason Lang, Dr. Barry Heath,
Sheara Billado PNP, Kathy Kelly PNP, the Children’s Specialty Center, the
Baird 5 Pediatric Unit and the McClure 3 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nursing
staff, and the incredible nurses who cared for Tom at home. They would also
like to thank the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, Franklin County Home
Health, Lamoille Valley Rescue and many others for their compassionate,
skilled care of Thomas. Deborah and Mark would also like to express their hope
that Tom is now forever happy, safe and free of pain, and how very much they
will always love him and hold him at the center of their hearts.


RAYMOND CHARLES TAPIA
NAPLES, Fla./SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Raymond
Charles Tapia of Naples, Fla. formerly of Harrington Park, N.J. died
Wednesday, July 4, 2001, near his summer home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was born
September 11, 1090, the son of the late Jose and Eufemia (Torres) Tapia. He
served in the foreign service with the U.S. State Department during the
second World War and in that capacity helped to organize the postwar
European relief effort. He then worked as an executive, heading an
international exporting firm in New York city until his retirement. On June
14, 1947, he married Emelie D. Seebeck with whom he shared 54 wonderful
years. He is survived by his wife, Emelie Tapia of Naples, Fla.; his son and
daughter-in-law, Wallace W. and Mona Tapia of Colchester; his daughter,
Melita Tapia of Saratoga Springs; his sisters Mary and Sarah;
granddaughters, Andrea and April Tapia; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001, at St. Paul’s
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Friends
may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the William J. Burke and Sons
Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. A private
interment service for family members will be at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla,
N.Y. at a later date. Mr. Tapia’s family would like to thank the Saratoga
Hospital staff and Hospice of Saratoga for their kind assistance and support
during his last days. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda
Lutheran Homes and Services. 700 Hoffmann Drive, Watertown, Wis. 53094 (an
organization devoted to caring for the mentally retarded) or the Mill Neck
Foundation for the Deaf, P.O. Box 100, Nill Neck, N.Y. 11765-9801.


RAYMOND CHARLES TAPIA
NAPLES, Fla. / SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Raymond
Charles Tapia of Naples, Fla., formerly of Harrington Park, N.J., died
Wednesday, July 4, 2001, near his summer home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.,
after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept.
11, 1909, the son of the late Jose and Eufemia (Torres) Tapia. He served in
the foreign service with the U.S. State Department during the second World
War and in that capacity helped to organize the postwar European relief
effort. He then worked as an executive, heading an international exporting
firm in New York City until his retirement. On June 14, 1947, he married
Emelie D. Seebeck, with whom he shared 54 wonderful years. He is survived by
his wife, Emelie Tapia of Naples; his son and daughter-in-law, Wallace W.
and Mona Tapia of Colchester; his daughter, Melita Tapia of Saratoga
Springs; his sisters, Mary and Sarah; granddaughters, Andrea and April
Tapia; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Tapia’s family would like to
thank the Saratoga Hospital staff and Hospice of Saratoga for their kind
assistance and support during his last days. Memorial contributions may be
made to Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, 700 Hoffmann Drive, Watertown,
Wis. 53094-9919 (an organization devoted to caring for the mentally
retarded) or to Mill Neck Foundation for the Deaf, P.O. Box 100, Mill Neck,
N.Y. 11765-9801. Mr. Tapia’s obituary is being rerun due to errors in the
original printing. The Burlington Free Press apologizes to the family for
any inconvenience the errors caused.


MILDRED WRIGHT
WEYBRIDGE — Mildred Wright, 92, died Wednesday, July 4,
2001, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was born on October 21,
1908, in Monkton, the daughter of Eli Stephen and Betsey Jane (White) Smith.
Mildred was Town Clerk in Weybridge for many years. She was predeceased by
her husband, Ovette Wright. She is survived by a sister, Marion Smith of
Burlington; an brother and his wife, William and Evelyn Smith of Monkton;
several nieces and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by brothers Clarence,
Harold, Rolon, Duane Smith, two infant brothers, and a sister, Gladys
Parent. Funeral services will be held Saturday July 7 at 1 p.m. at the Brown
McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Weybridge Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
contributions may be made to the Vermont Heart Association, 12 Hurricane
Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495 LED WRIGHT WEYBRIDGE — Mildred Wright, 92, died
Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was
born on October 21, 1908, in Monkton, the daughter of Eli Stephen and Betsey
Jane (White) Smith. Mildred was Town Clerk in Weybridge for many years. She
was predeceased by her husband, Ovette Wright. She is survived by a sister,
Marion Smith of Burlington; an brother and his wife, William and Evelyn
Smith of Monkton; several nieces and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by
brothers Clarence, Harold, Rolon, Duane Smith, two infant brothers, and a
sister, Gladys Parent. Funeral services will be held Saturday July 7 at 1
p.m. at the Brown McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in
Weybridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 7 to
9 p.m. contributions may be made to the Vermont Heart Association, 12
Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495

July 5


LOYAL BLUTO
GRAND ISLE — Loyal Bluto, 84, died unexpectedly Thursday,
July 5, 2001, at his home. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced
in Saturday’s Free Press. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home in
Milton


LOYAL P. BLUTO
GRAND ISLE — Loyal P. Bluto, 84, of Allen Road died
unexpectedly Thursday, July 5, 2001, at his home in Grand Isle. Mr. Bluto
was born Aug. 22, 1916, in Grand Isle, the son of Lewis and Rose Blow Bluto.
Feb. 16, 1939, he married Gladys Ruth Sorrell in Grand Isle. A carpenter by
trade, during the Korean War he worked at Shelburne Shipyards helping to
build landing crafts used during the war. Following this, Loyal and his
brothers worked for many years, building several houses in the Indian Acres
area of Essex Junction. A lifelong resident of Grand Isle, Loyal was very
knowledgeable about Island history and was very interested in Grand Isle
history in particular. He served the town of Grand Isle as a lister for
several years. Mr. Bluto is survived by his children, Robert Bluto and his
wife, Jeanne, of South Burlington, Gary Bluto and his wife, Elizabeth, of
St. Albans, and Jean Bluto of Colchester; 10 grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; his brother, Edward Bluto and his wife, Connie, of
Grand Isle; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife,
Gladys, on Nov. 2, 2000. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grand Isle by
the Rev. Philip Branon. Burial will follow in Grand Isle Cemetery. For those
who wish, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church, Island
Roman Catholic Church Rectory, 501 Route 2, South Hero, Vt. 05486, The Grand
Isle Fire Department, P.O. Box 50, Grand Isle, or The Grand Isle Rescue
Squad, P.O. Box 79, Grand Isle, Vt. 05458. Visiting hours will be held
Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service in St. Joseph’sParish
Hall. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.


HAROLD J. BOBIAN
STEWARTSTOWN, N.H./ESSEX JUNCTION — Harold Bobian, a
longtime resident of Essex Junction, died Thursday, July 5, 2001, in Coos
County Nursing Hospital in West Stewartstown. He was born April 1, 1914, in
Massena, N.Y., the son of the late Joseph Bobian and Lillian (Sova) Bobian.
Harold was married in 1937 in Massena to Freda Loney, who predeceased him in
1997. As a young man, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Later,
he worked as a professional salesman and owned a leather goods business. He
also served for several years in the New York State and Vermont Army
National Guard. Harold was a registered member of the Mohawk tribe of the
St. Regis Indian reservation. He was very proud of his Native American
ancestry, a pride which he passed onto his children and grandchildren.
Harold was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. He is
survived by his sister, Leota Pelkey of Florida; his daughters, JoAnn
Konczal and her husband, Vernon of Jericho, Penelope Therrien and her
husband, David, of Beecher Falls, Marilee Taft and her husband Jeffrey of
Essex Junction, Marguerite Haynes and her husband, Haven, of Beecher Falls;
seven grandchildren, Michael Konczal, Steven Konczal, Marilee Konczal
Willey, Brooke Taft, Heather Taft, Scott Therrien, Terrina Soares,
Christopher Morris and Travis Morris; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral
arrangements are incomplete at this time. A funeral Mass will be held at a
later date. Donations in his memory may be made to Essex Rescue, P.O. Box
124, Essex Junction, Vt. 05452. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home,
Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.


MARGARET THERESA BOCKUS
HIGHGATE — Margaret Theresa Bockus, 65, a
lifelong area resident died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at the home of her
daughter, Kathleen Hoague-Lamarche on Vermont Rte 78 East. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 9, 2001, from St. Louis
Roman Catholic Church, Lamkin Street, Hightgate Center. Friends may call at
the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Sunday, July 8, 2001,
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

DORIS
MARJORIE DOPP CHASE
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Doris Marjorie Dopp Chase died
Thursday, July 5, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a brief
illness. Marjorie was born in Burlington on Aug. 11, 1917, the daughter of
Leroy J. Dopp Sr. and Susie Louise Wood Dopp. She was a 1935 graduate of
Burlington High School and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1939.
At UVM, she was a member of Alpha Chi sorority and remained active with
alumnae affairs to the present. From 1939 to 1941, she taught English and
commercial subjects at Milton High School. A high point of her life was the
period 1941 to 1946, when she worked at the UVM Billings Library. June 26,
1943, she married Russell D. Chase and began a third career as homemaker, Air
Force wife and mother. Everywhere they moved, she created a gracious and
welcoming home. Her character was marked by gentleness, peace, love of family,
personal Christian devotion, kindness to animals, loyalty to old friends and
fondness for Vermont. She loved to garden, read and be with her grandchildren.
Marjorie is survived by her husband, Russell; son Christopher R. Chase, M.D.,
and daughter-in-law Sandra Chase; five grandchildren, Erik Christopher,
Gillian, Bryant, Kaleigh Chase, and Lindsay Brunner of South Burlington; two
sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Johnson Dopp and Dorothy Mitchell Chase; and nephews
and nieces Thomas, Lawrence and Edwin Chase, Douglas, Sue Ellen and Sarah Dopp,
and Katrina Gorsky. Marjorie was predeceased by her parents and two brothers,
Leroy and Douglas Dopp. A graveside service will be held in Lakeview Cemetery
in Burlington at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 9. There are no calling hours. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burlington Humane
Society, Queen City Park Road, South Burlington, Vt. 05403, or Green Mountain
Animal Defenders, 349 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Corbin and
Palmer, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, is in charge of arrangements.


HAZEL M. COX
ST. JOHNSBURY — Hazel M. Cox of St. Johnsbury died
Thursday, July 5, 2001, at age 89. Funeral services will be held Monday,
July 9, at 11 a.m. in the Sayles Funeral Home in St. Johnsbury. Burial will
be in Binghamville Cemetery in Fletcher at 2:30 p.m. Visiting hours will be
held Sunday in the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Contributions in her memory
may be made to Northeast Kingdom Santa Fund, 1187 Main St., St. Johnsbury,
or SAD/SAC, P.O. Box 8, St. Johnsbury, Vt. 05819.


RUBY (BUSHEY)GOODALE
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Ruby (Bushey) Goodale, 89,
formerly of Central Avenue, died at Starr Farm Nursing Home on Thursday July
5, 2001, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be Tuesday,
July, 10, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71, S.
Union Street. Burlington, with burial to follow in Milton Village Cemetery.
Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, July 9 at the funeral home. A
complete obituary will appear in the Free Press on Saturday


RUBY (BUSHEY) GOODALE
BURLINGTON — Ruby (Bushey) Goodale, 89, formerly
of Gazo Avenue, died Thursday, July 5, 2001, in Starr Farm Nursing Home. She
was born in Milton on Nov. 8, 1911, the daughter of George and Maude (Estus)
Bushey. She attended Milton schools. May 19, 1934, Ruby married Grant
Goodale. Ruby was a devoted and enthusiastic Red Sox fan. She enjoyed her
home and family times. She was an excellent cook, loved to bake, and was a
talented seamstress. She is survived by two sons and their spouses, Gary and
Beverly Goodale of South Burlington and Lee and Kathleen Goodale of
Burlington; four grandchildren, Sherry DeBarge and her husband, Brian, of
Williston, Scott of Boston, Bradley of Winooski, and Brian of Burlington;
two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Timothy DeBarge; her brother-in-law,
Wallace Higbee of Burlington; a nephew; four nieces; several cousins; and a
very special friend, Doris White of Burlington. She was predeceased by her
husband, Grant, on July 23, 1990, and her sister, Rilla Higbee. Special
thanks to the staff of Starr Farm Nursing Home and especially That for the
devotion and care our loved one received. Funeral services will be Tuesday,
July 10, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S.
Union St., Burlington, with burial following in Milton Village Cemetery.
Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of
flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Humane Society of Chittenden
County, 633 Queen City Park Road, South Burlington, Vt. 05403.


RUSSELL T. GOODHUE
ENOSBURG FALLS — Russell T. Goodhue, 76, died
Thursday, July 5, 2001, at Verdelle Villace ECF in St. Albans following a
long illness. He was born in Enosburg, Jan. 23, 1925, the son of Blanche
(Messier) Goodhue and the late N.R. Goodhue. Russell had been a resident of
Enosburg most of his life and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic
Church. He was very active in Village affairs serving as Trustee and a
member of the planning commission. Russell was a contractor in Enosburg for
many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U.S. Army
veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a life member and past Commander of
the American Legion Post 42 of Enosburg and also a past District Commander.
Russell is survived by his mother Blanche Goodhue of Enosburg; two sons,
Christopher Goodhue and his wife, Mary Beth Sievens of Enosburg and their
children, Damian and Joshua; Scott Goodhue and his wife Brenda, of Fairfield
and their three children, Seth, Austin and Cole; two stepdaughters, Agatha
Haley of Enosburg and Teresa Cantu of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Barbara
MacBryde of Graniteville; a niece, Cindy MacBryde and grandnephew, Shane
Companion. He was predeceased by his father, N.R. Goodhue in 1982 and a son,
Stephan Goodhue in 1962. Friends are invited to call on the family Saturday
afternoon from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in
Enosburg Falls. Following the visiting hours, a graveside service will be
held at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Enosburg at 2:30 p.m. For those who
wish, contributions in Russell’s memory may be made to the Enosburg
Ambulance Service, 83 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450.


RHEA Y. HAWKINS
NORTH DANVILLE / ST. JOHNSBURY — Mrs. Rhea Y. Hawkins,
wife of Dr. Hubert Hawkins, fell asleep in the Lord after a long illness
July 5, 2001, at her home in North Danville. Funeral services will be held
Saturday, July 14, at 4 p.m. in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Southard
Street in St. Johnsbury. Visiting hours will be held at the Sayles Funeral
Home on Friday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. The casket will be closed. Sayles
Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury.


BEATRICE URSULA KNIGHT
HUNTINGTON — Beatrice Ursula Knight, 67, died
unexpectedly Thursday, July 5, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was
born in Starksboro on April 17, 1934, the daughter of the late Phillip and
Ursula Hallock. She married William Knight in Huntington on May 9, 1953. Bea
was a member of the Hun- tington Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir
for many years. She was a kind and devoted caregiver to many friends and
neighbors. She was a volunteer at Brewster Pierce Elementary School, where
she enjoyed the first- and second- graders. Bea was an avid fan of the Hun-
tington Hillbillies softball team. She loved big family gatherings, swimming
with all the kids, cooking and baking. The summer months were spent
gardening, canning and freezing the bountiful produce. She loved all
animals, especially her dear cat, Tommy. She is survived by her husband,
William, for whom she had been the dedicated caregiver for many years; her
daughter, Karen Doolan and her husband, Mike, of Essex; seven sons, Myron
and his partner, Patricia Haskins, of Huntington, Mike and Sheila Knight of
Starksboro, Marvin Knight of Winooski, Marty and Shelly Knight of Waterbury,
Monte and Rebecca Knight of Huntington, Milford and Laurie Knight of
Burlington, and Merle and Carolyn Knight of Bristol; 12 grandchildren; a
great-grandson; her sister, Freda Bean of Huntington; two brothers, Clarence
Hallock of Lincoln and Clinton Hallock of Essex Junction; and many nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Isabelle Moody and Marion
Brace; three brothers, Celon, Nelson and Dayton Hallock, and a special
family member, Glen Truax. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 9, at
11 a.m. in the Hun- tington Baptist Church with burial to follow in
Maplewood Cemetery in Huntington. Visiting hours are Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
in the Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. In lieu of flowers,
memorial gifts may be made to Richmond Rescue, P.O. Box 404, Richmond, Vt..
05477.

DONNA
J. ROBERTS
ESSEX JUNCTION — Donna J. Roberts, 50, of Essex Junction
passed away unexpectedly July 5, 2001. Ms. Roberts was born Dec. 9, 1950, in
Montpelier, the daughter of Roger J. Roberts of Lebanon, N.H., and Bertha
Chicoine of Burlington. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1969 and
attended Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing. She worked as a private health-care
provider. She was an avid skier and enjoyed cooking, gardening and painting.
Ms. Roberts is survived by her parents, Bertha and Norman Chicoine of
Burlington, and Roger and Doris L. Roberts of Lebanon; her beloved brothers
and sisters, Brenda Fitzgerald of Burlington, Ronald and Laura Roberts of
South Burlington, Marty and Tracy Chicoine of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Cherie and
Rick Lacroix of Essex, Shelley Perrotte of Colchester, Noreen Nicols of
Milton, Linda Kane of Lebanon, Lisa Wright of Lebanon, Peter Roberts of
Lebanon, and Paul and Denise Roberts of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews;
and her beloved companion, John Steimel of Essex Junction. She will be missed
by all her many friends and family. A funeral service will be held Monday,
July 9, at 10 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road,
Burlington. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. There
will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be
sent to the Burlington Humane Society, Queen City Park Road, South Burlington,
Vt. 05403.


HARVEY LESTER ROSE
BURLINGTON — Harvey Lester Rose, originally of New
York City, died Thursday, July 5, 2001, after a long battle with
inevitability, at the age of 87. He had served as the constant support for his
wife of 45 years, Phyllis Perelman Rose, originally of Burlington, through her
own lifelong struggles and triumphs, until she predeceased him in October of
1995. After that time, Mr. Rose’s indomitable health began to decline, until
he agreed to accept the care of his younger son and daughter-in-law, Donald
and Laura Rose of Colchester. They lived together the better part of three
years, with Don and Laura playing constant spotter to Dad’s falling trampoline
artist, often acting brilliantly to help him offset the ravages of tumor,
stroke, bypass, puncture, and looming failure of heart. His master physician,
Dr. Ed Terrien, meticulously tuned Dad’s treatment to the finest of pitch.
Despite these heroic efforts, the time came for Dad to accept the excellent
services of Starr Farm Nursing Center, into whose care he was given in May of
this year until his final, peaceful, breath. Mr. Rose came of age in the Great
Depression and persevered until he began his lifelong career in 1942 with the
Federal Aviation Administration (originally the Civil Aeronautics
Administration). Despite his upbringing in Brooklyn and the Bronx, his spirit
yearned to find peace in the lush woods and waters of upstate New York and New
England. He thus took assignments and his family as near to Burlington,
Vermont, as he could, until he finally settled here in 1963. Throughout, he
was devoted to music, social justice, and his love of nature. He was an avid
lover of classical and film music, and listened intently to composers from
Bach to Bartok. He loved to quote Goethe and Shakespeare, and was well known
among friends and family for a spontaneous wit very near to Henny Youngman’s.
An early supporter of Bernie Sanders, he and Phyllis also became valuable
neighborhood advisers to Sharon Bushor in her initial campaign for City
Council. Until the death of his beloved wife, he never failed to take each
hill he encountered at a run and to descend each hill he had taken at a
victor’s walk. Indeed, his natural pursuits took him to many such hills
throughout Vermont and New England. With his wife, he raised two sons, each of
whom, like their parents, learned to march to the drum of his own conscience.
Mr. Rose leaves his sons Daniel of Shrewsbury, Mass., married to M. Sheila
McAvey, and Donald; his nephews Kyle and Aaron, children of Don and Laura of
Colchester; his brother Phillip, of Miami Beach, Fla.; and his special friend
Deb. His brother Sidney of Hackensack, N.J. predeceased him. While it may be
said of Harvey that addiction to life was his greatest challenge, it is
incontestable that love of life was his greatest strength. As he once said of
birds, “Talk is cheap, and cheep is talk.” Therefore at Harvey’s request,
there will be no funeral service. Friends are encouraged to celebrate his
nature-loving life in any way that seems natural, and by a generous gift to
their favorite charity. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral
Directors.

HEIDI
H. (TURNBAUGH) ZIEMBA
TEMECULA, Calif. / BURLINGTON — Heidi H. (Turnbaugh)
Ziemba, 37, formerly of Burlington, died July 5, 2001, in Temecula. Funeral
arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will be forthcoming in Friday’s
Free Press. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne
Road, Burlington.

HEIDI
HELLANE (TURNBAUGH) ZIEMBA
TEMECULA, Calif. / BURLINGTON — Heidi H. (Turnbaugh)
Ziemba, 37, formerly of Burlington, died July 5, 2001, in Temecula. Heidi was
a native of Burlington and lived in Temecula for the last six years. She was a
homemaker and a mom. Heidi graduated from Burlington High School in 1981 and
was the owner of the Cutting Edge Hair Design in Winooski prior to moving to
California. Surviving Heidi are her husband, David, and son, Mathew, both of
Temecula; her mother, Helen Withers and her husband, Garland, of Jericho; two
brothers and their spouses, Shawn and Mary Turnbaugh of Burlington and Eric
and Sarah Turnbaugh of Essex Center; parents-in-law, Jeannine and Richard
Ziemba of Burlington; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and her
special friends Mary Edwards and Heather Benoit. Her father, William,
predeceased her in 1990. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
Humane Society of Greater Burlington, 633 Queen City Park Road, South
Burlington, Vt. 05403. Friends may call Saturday, July 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.
with a prayer service being held at 2:30 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South
Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

July 6


ROBERT L. BRADEEN
KEENE, N.H. — Robert L. Bradeen, 82, formerly of 33
East Diane Drive, Keene, died Friday evening at Langdon Place in Keene
following a period of failing health. He was born and raised in Dexter,
Maine, May 3, 1919, the son of Leroy and Marguerite (Roberts) Bradeen. He
moved to Springfield, Vt., at the age of 16 and graduated from Springfield
High School, Class of 1938, and resided there until he moved to Keene in
1972. Mr. Bradeen was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during
World War II in the submarine tracking division in the Caribbean. Mr.
Bradeen was employed for 33 years at Fellows Gearshaper in Springfield, and
then went to work with Kingsbury Machine Tool Corp. in Keene where he was
employed for 14 years as an engineer. He was a member of the Harris Center
for Conservation Education, and theMayflower Society, and was a volunteer at
the Keene Public Library, Pisgah Park and with the Adult Tutorial Program.
Survivors include his wife, Helen (Keenan) Bradeen of Keene, one son,
Stanford Bradeen of Burlington, a stepson, Joseph Bauer of Colchester; two
daughters, Karen Edmunds of Keene, and Fay Ybara of Rochester, N.H.; a half
sister, Patricia Greenwood of Arlington, Mass.; several grandchildren, great
grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services for Mr. Bradeen will be held
Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Langdon Place, 136A Arch Street, Keene.
Friends are invited. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private. It
has been requested that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made in memory of Mr.
Bradeen, to the Harris Center for Conservation Education, 341 Kings Highway,
Hancock, N.H. 03755 or to the New Book Fund at the Keene City Library, 60
Winter Street, Keene, N.H. 03431. The Fletcher Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, is in charge of the arrangements.


CARRIE SHONIO ROBINSON D’ANNA
STOWE — Carrie Shonio Robinson D’Anna, 83,
peacefully passed away at the home of her daughter, Judy Ross, in Morrisville
on Friday, July 6, 2001. She was born in Stowe on Oct. 27, 1917, the daughter
of Arthur and Gertrude (Davis) Shonio. Nov. 27, 1937, Carrie married Joseph
D’Anna in Lockport, N.Y. They had three children, Chuck, who predeceased her,
Joseph and Judy Ross. Carrie worked for more than 20 years for the Clarence
Central School System in New York until her retirement in 1972. She and Joseph
then settled in Waterbury Center, where they enjoyed their years together
until Joseph’s passing March 11, 1984. Carrie then lived with her daughter,
Judy, and son-in-law, Bob Ross, summers and enjoyed her home and friends in
Florida during winter months. She moved to West Branch Apartments in 1998. Due
to illness in this year, she was again residing with Judy and Bob. Carrie
loved camping, traveling, dining out, quiet moments with friends and family
and hours of reading. She was part of four generations and will be greatly
missed by all. Besides her daughter and son, she is survived by two sisters,
Shirley Douglas of Stowe and Marion Maduri of New York; a brother, Carson
Moren of Stowe; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her dog,
Amber. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, in Trinity
Assembly of God Church, Route 15 in Hyde Park, with interment following in
Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory
may be made to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville,
Vt. 05661. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.


ROBERT PATRICK DONAHUE
ESSEX JUNCTION — Robert P. Donahue, 63, of Essex
Junction, passed on in his sleep in Jackson Hole, Wyo., while on a cross
country biking tour with his son, Joe. Bob was born April 1, 1938, in
Claremont, N.H. and spent his early years in Manchester, Conn., graduating
from Manchester High School. He attended the University of Vermont and
received a management engineering degree in 1963, and a masters in industrial
engineering in 1975.He married Lynette Watt in 1962, and raised four sons and
a daughter. Bob served three years in the U.S. Army including one in Viet Nam
as a pilot flying over 800 missions. He received several medals, including the
Distinguished Flying Cross and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He was an
engineer at IBM from 1966 to 1977. In 1974, he founded the Discovery Museum of
Essex, that became a Bicentennial Project for which he and his wife received
the State Bicentennial award in Washington D.C. In September 1977, he opened
the Racquet’s Edge. He served as Essex Junction Village President from 1979 to
1983, and was active in many community events, chairing the 4th of July
celebrations and serving on local boards, including the Champlain Valley
Exposition Board of Directors. He was a founding member of the Partners in
Ministry with the Society of St. Edmund at St. Michael’s College and
volunteered at their mission sites in Caracas, Venezuela, and Selma, Alabama.
His creativity, energy, and talents were shared with many. Bob’s zeal for life
and quest for discovery provided wonderful family vacations. Always the
eternal optomist, he recently commented ‘the sun is always shining –
sometimes it’s just above the clouds — as a pilot knows.’ His light will
continue to shine on brightly for his family, friends and people he touched.
Bob is survived by his mother, Ida Donahue, of Essex Junction; his wife and
soulmate of 39 years, Lynette Watt of Essex Junction; his daughter Melissa
Gregg and her husband, Gary, of Scottsdale, Ariz., his son Michael and his
wife, Ginny Bond, of New York City, his son Joseph of Phoeniz, Ariz, his son
Robert and his wife Angela Gonzalo of Honolulu, Hawaii, his son, Kent, and his
wife, Pamela Byers of Danville, Calif.; four grandchildren, Garrett and Avery
Donahue and Alea and Maren Gregg; his brother Gerald and his wife Laura Lee’
his sister, Joan Corbeil and her husband Fred, of South Glastonbury, Conn.;
many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his
father, Robert, in 1984, and by an infant daughter, Cheryl Lynn, in 1963. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m. in
the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel at St. Michaels College, Winooski.
Interment will follow with military honors in Calvary Cemetery in Northfield
at 12:30 p.m. Visiting hours will be Friday, July 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a
prayer session at 8 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel. Donations
in his memory may be made to Vermont Right to Life, Dismas House of Vermont,
the Baird Center for children (all charities his bike ride were meant to
benefit) or any charities of your choice. Please note:Visiting hours will be
held at St. Michaels College

LeROY
G. GARDNER
AVON PARK, Fla. / COLCHESTER — LeRoy G. Gardner, 57, of
Colchester died Friday, July 6, 2001, in Plainfield after a long illness. He
was born in Brandon on Dec. 28, 1943, the son of the late Roy and Madine
(Sears) Gardner. LeRoy served in the U.S. Army, was a veteran of the Vietnam
War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was married in South
Burlington on July 3, 1981, to the former Mary B. Bishop. He was an
outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Burlington
Eagles Club. LeRoy is survived by his wife of 19 years, Mary B. Gardner; two
sons, Guy Gardner and his wife, Eleanor, of Burlington, and Kyle Gardner of
Wichita Falls, Texas; his stepdaughter, Sheila Nally of Wichita Falls; a
granddaughter, Emma Gardner of Burlington; a great-granddaughter, Briana Lewis
of Winooski; four stepchildren, Linda Foster of Winooski, Debra Lague and her
husband, Philip, of Colchester, Gordon Lewis and his wife, Jodi, of St.
Albans, and Richard Lewis and his wife, Sandy, of Winooski; six
stepgrandchildren, Daniel Foster and his wife, Megan, of Burlington,
Christopher Lague and his wife, Astrid, of Colchester, Shannon Foster of St.
Petersburg, and Tina, Tonya and Richard Lewis of Winooski. He is also survived
by a sister, Myrtie Bermstiel and her husband, Bob, of Leesport, Pa.; three
brothers, Garfield Gardner and his wife, Mary, of Dorset, Jerry Gardner and
his wife, Janice, of Hampton, N.Y., and Edwin Gardner and his wife, Romona, of
Rutland; special friends Roger Foster of St. Petersburg and Mary Racicot of
Winooski; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. LeRoy was predeceased by a
sister, Sharon Martin; and a half brother, Robert Morse. “”He was loved by
all. He was truly the heart and soul of the family and will be surely
missed.” A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 14, at
10 a.m. in Holy Cross Catholic Church in Colchester. Interment will follow in
Holy Cross Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday, July 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.
at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St. Winooski.


CHARLES W. “”JOE” JONES
FAIRFIELD — Charles W. “”Joe” Jones, 92, died
Friday, July 6, 2001, at his nephew’s home in Enosburg Falls, surrounded by
his family and friends. He was born April 26, 1909, in Bakersfield, the son
of the late Charles and Annie (Slammon) Jones. Joe attended the Bordoville
school and was a 1927 graduate of Brigham Academy. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II. He was a self-employed carpenter most of his life.
He enjoyed working in the woods and sugaring. His other two passions other
than working in the woods are the Ladies and the Babies. He is survived by
his nephew, Stephen Jones of Enosburg Falls; his niece, Ann Jones of
Bakersfield; and many friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by his wife,
Ella (Derry) Jones; two brothers, Cecil and Winslow Jones; three sisters,
Dorothy Dezotelle, Mildred Stanley and Evelyn Fales. A memorial service will
be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave.,
Enosburg Fallls. The Vermont National Guard will confer military honors
outside the funeral home following the memorial service. Interment will be
held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. For
those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Franklin
County Home Health Agency, Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St.
Albans, Vt. 05478.

LAURA
HARRIET (ROBTOY) KENYON
JEFFERSONVILLE — Laura Harriet (Robtoy) Kenyon,
90, passed away peacefully Friday, July 6, 2001, in the St. Johnsbury Health
and Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 20, 1910, in
Belvidere, the daughter of the late Frederick and Alice Robtoy. She married
Leo Kenyon; he predeceased her in 1960. She was employed as a cook with the
St. Johnsbury Hospital for many years. Laura will be well remembered and
greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by a brother,
Bernard Robtoy and his wife, Hilda, of Swanton; many nieces, nephews, cousins;
and a very special cousin, Pamela Pratt of St. Johnsbury. She was also
predeceased by two brothers and five sisters, Bernice Braley, Yvonne Laplant,
Barbara Root, Agnes Button, and Evelyn “”Jean” Robtoy; a niece, Sergeant
Penelope Pelletier; and a nephew, Christopher Robtoy. Visiting hours will be
held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Monday, July 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 9, at noon in St.
Mary Church in Cambridge by the Rev. Francis R. Prive. Burial will follow in
the family lot in Jeffersonville Village Cemetery. Contributions may be made
in Laura’s memory to the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center,
“”Activities Department,” c/o Cindy Davidson, 1248 Hospital Drive, St.
Johnsbury, Vt. 05819. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176
Main St., Fairfax.


WALTER RAYMOND LAUZON
COLCHESTER — Walter Raymond Lauzon, 62, passed away
Friday, July 6, 2001, in Green Mountain Nursing Home, where he had lived since
May 1991, with his loving family by his side. He was born April 7, 1939, in
Colchester, the son of Clark Paul Lauzon and Marion Dubuc Seymour. He
graduated from Burlington High School, Class of 1957. He was employed for more
than 30 years at Shearer Chevrolet in Burlington until his illness forced him
to retire in 1990. Walter is a member of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church. He is
survived by his father, Clark Paul Lauzon of Winooski; four sisters and
brothers-in-law, Carol and Jack Upston of Bellevue, Mich., Noreen and William
Murphy of Eastchester, N.Y., Eugenie and Duane Bailey of Morrisville, and Mary
Paule and John Hill of Colchester; an aunt, Elizabeth Trudo of Winooski; and
several nieces, nephews and cousins. Walter also leaves his extended family of
caregivers at Green Mountain Nursing Home, who lovingly cared for him
throughout his long illness. His mother, Marion Dubuc Seymour, predeceased
Walter in 1992. Walter will long be remembered for his compassion for those
around him, sense of humor, and his love and devotion to his family and
friends. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, spending many hours on Lake
Champlain, fishing for walleye and lake salmon. Walter also enjoyed duck
hunting and watching NASCAR racing. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
at the Ready Funeral Home, North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington. A prayer
service will begin at 7:45 p.m. A celebration of Walter’s life will be held
and a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Mark Church, 1251 North Ave.,
Burlington, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in New Mount Calvary
Cemetery on Plattsburgh Avenue in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be made in Walter’s memory to Covenant House, an
organization that he believed in and supported. Covenant House is the largest
privately-funded child-care agency in the United States, providing shelter and
service to homeless and runaway youths. The address is Covenant House, P.O.
Box JAF 2973, New York, N.Y. 10116-2973.

CLIFFORD B. RIVERS
SR.
ESSEX JUNCTION — Clifford B. Rivers Sr., 89, of Essex Junction went
peacefully home to the Lord on July 6, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care
in Burlington. His loving family was at his bedside. Cliff was born Dec. 16,
1911, in Essex, the son of the late Joseph and Georgianna (Robar) Rivers. He
grew up on a farm in Pleasant Valley in Underhill, a place which always
remained very dear to his heart. He married Marjorie Holland in 1940 in the
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Burlington. She predeceased him in
1995. He was a devout member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Essex
Junction for 55 years and was a daily communicant for many years until his
final illness. In his early working years, he worked as a meat cutter at
Colodny’s Market in Burlington and then as assistant superintendent at the
Burlington Rendering Co. During World War II, he was employed in the defense
industry in Connecticut. After the war, he ran a logging business for
several years. In the mid-1950s, he began a career in what was to become a
source of much joy in his life. Over the next 35 years, he built more than
250 homes in and around Chittenden County. He became well known and highly
respected for his honesty, integrity and excellent workmanship. He was one
of the founding members of the Vermont Homebuilders Association. In 1959, he
also built an A&W root beer drive-in restaurant in Kittery, Maine, and
operated it with his family for the next seven summers. Cliff was a loving
and gentle man with a deep appreciation for the simple things in life. His
happiest times were spent with his family and enjoying the beauties of
nature. All who knew him well were inspired by his faith in God, which was
seen in his compassion, generosity and cheerful optimism. While some would
complain that roses have thorns, he would always be thankful that thorns
have roses. This exemplified his perspective on life — he always looked on
the bright side. Cliff is survived by his son, Cliff Rivers Jr. and his
wife, Chris, of Essex; his daughter, Judy Dufresne and her husband, Steve,
of Essex Junction; his daughter, Carol Carlson of Essex Junction; seven
grandchildren, Eric Rivers and his wife, Renee, Kelli Burney and her
husband, Tim, Kurt Dufresne, Eric Dufresne, Brad Carlson and his wife, Lisa,
Scott Carlson and Troy Carlson; and two stepgrandsons, Kevin Dufresne and
his wife, Julie, and Randy Dufresne and his wife, Donna. His two
great-grandsons, Justin Carlson and Colby Rivers, were a source of great
blessing to him during the last months of his life. Cliff was predeceased by
his five brothers. The family would like to thank all blood donors, along
with the staff and caregivers at Fletcher Allen Health Care. A Mass of
Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday, July 11, at 10 a.m. in Holy
Family Church in Essex Junction. At Cliff’s request, there will be no
visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to
Vermont Catholic Charities, 351 North Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401, or
Visiting Nurse association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.
MARY (STOKES) HULETT
THOMPSON
HUNTINGTON — Mary (Stokes) Hulett Thompson, 88, formerly of
Camels Hump Road, died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Friday, July 6,
2001. She was born in Starksboro on June 10, 1913, the daughter of Clayton
and Mamie (Hill) Stokes. She married Dennis Hulett in 1932; he predeceased
her in 1981. In 1994, she married Kenneth Thompson, who predeceased her in
1996. Mary spent many enjoyable hours feeding her many species of
hummingbirds at her home before going to Starr Farm Nursing Home. At the
nursing home, she kept very busy with her fancy knitting and crocheting. She
is survived by her daughter, Ola Zeno of Huntington; two grandsons, Everett
Lewis Jr. and his wife, Audrey, of Huntington, and Denny Lewis and his wife,
Kathy, of Williston; two granddaughters, LouAnn Tinker and her husband, Tim,
of Huntington, and Annette Palmer and her husband, Tony, of Willisotn; 10
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irma
Hummiston of Vergennes, and Myrle Plant of Munsonville, N.H.; and nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Myrtice Lewis, in 1986, and
grandson Ted Lewis in 1982; sisters Blanche Hallock, Dorothy Jimmo and
Shirley Russell, and brothers Wayland and Fay Stokes. Funeral services will
be at the convenience of the family with burial in Maplewood Cemetery in
Huntington. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Richmond
Rescue, P.O. Box 404, Richmond, Vt. 05477, or the Huntington Fire
Department, Huntington, Vt. 05462. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St.,
Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.
July 7


MARTHA LeBARON ANTOS
GRANBY, Conn. / WILLIMANTIC, Conn. / FAIRFAX –
Martha LeBaron Antos, 91, of Granby, Conn., died July 7, 2001, at the home
of her son, Christopher LeBaron and his wife, Joy, in Fairfax. She was born
in Glasgow, Scotland, on April 11, 1910, the daughter of William John and
Catherine (Shannon) Moran, whose families had fled Ireland to escape the
potato famine and partisan strife. The family immigrated to Quebec in April
1912 amidst the furor immediately following the sinking of the Titanic. Not
long after their arrival in Canada, the family settled in Barnston West, a
rural Eastern Townships community within a mile of the Vermont border.
Having never farmed or experienced the rigors of a Canadian winter, they
scrambled to eke out a living. Born to a gifted mother, Martha learned early
the value of proper diet and balanced nutrition. She had great knowledge of
wild edibles and looked forward every spring to a feast of dandelions,
milkweed shoots and cowslips. On the farm, during the hard years, she
learned all the ways to prepare snared rabbit and young woodchuck for the
table. Years later, when her squeamish children expressed disbelief at the
idea of woodchuck edibility, she said, “”There isn’t much that can beat
woodchuck stew.” Her recipes consisted of basic steps and direct guidance.
“”First kill, skin, and gut a woodchuck. Then cut it into two pieces,
slicing it through just behind the shoulder blades. Discard the front part
and boil the rest,” and so on. Contemplating woodchucks, she said, “”They
are best early in the season. If you’ve ever had woodchuck pie you’d know it
was good. Why wouldn’t it be? They eat fresh green grass all the time. And
woodchucks are plentiful. Hell, every decent hayfield has ten of them. How
anyone around these parts can suffer from malnourishment is beyond me. All
it takes is a little work to make a meal you’d be proud to feed to
company.” At age 10, Martha was given a Sharpe’s .57 caliber Civil War
rifle by an aged veteran of that war. She and her brothers learned to pour
their own lead bullets in drilled hardwood blocks, split the blocks and
shave the lead slugs to fit both their weapon barrels and the cartridge
casings, which they then loaded. At the age of 16, she and her 10-year-old
brother, Frank, ran the family farm when her older brothers chose to follow
the Canadian wheat harvest west. Martha grew to be an accomplished teamster,
log skidder and woodlot estimator, out-finagling Yankee males at their own
game. She was also an expert horsewoman. Her children remember the pride and
fear they felt at seeing her, years later, standing atop the bare back of a
cantering horse. As a young woman, Martha played the vilin with the
Stanstead College/Community Orchestra and then, years later, with the
Manchester, (Conn.) Symphony. She became an accomplished watercolorist
despite a late start, beginning art lessons at age 60. Her work has been
displayed in the Emily LeBaron Gallery of North Hatley, Quebec, the Chaffee
Gallery of Rutland, Vt., and the Ellsworth Gallery of Simsbury, Conn.
Martha’s paintings are presently held in private collections in the United
States, Canada and France. She produced several hundred landscapes in her 25
years as a watercolorist. Her other interests included hiking, skiing Mount
Mansfield in the pre-lift days, raising Dobermans, gardening and berry
culitvation, driftwood lamp making, sewing and quilt making. She always
looked forward to the annual expedition north to the family farm in Canada.
Steeped from birth in Irish wit, humor and fatalism, and gifted at
observation and brevity, she had a consummate ability to drive home a verbal
nail. Martha always was a keen observer of nature and a lover of animals. As
a young child, she had the responsibility for several hundred baby chicks
which, grown into egg producers, were a major source of family income. “”I
learned not to help chicks escape the shell no matter how hard they
struggled,” she said. “”Those I helped died anyway. I left them alone after
I figured that out. They developed the strength they needed for life from
the struggle to be born. I guess having it easy isn’t all that it’s cracked
up to be.” Never having had it all that easy herself, Martha believed in
persistence, frugality and compound interest, values she imparted to her
offspring with varying degrees of success. Her love of art, music and
literature they all absorbed at an early age. Martha was predeceased by her
parents, her husband, Frank, and all of her siblings, a sister, Cecelia
Ellis, and four brothers, John, William, Daniel, and Frank Moran. Survivors
include her three children, daughter Bette Joan MacDonald and her husband,
Gordon, of Willimantic; sons Christopher Edison LeBaron and his wife, Joy,
of Fairfax, and Robert Moran Le-Baron and his wife, Eva, of Andover, Conn.
Nine grandchildren, Heather MacDonald Carpenter and her husband, Paul, of
Vernon, Conn., Lauren MacDonald Carrara and her husband, Robert, of Andover,
Conn., Alison MacDonald Abdelaziz and her husband, Hatem, of Springfield,
N.J., Bridget MacDonald of New Brunswick, N.J., Audra LeBaron Mote and her
husband, Philip, of Seattle, Wash., Jennifer LeBaron Pel and her husband,
Ronnel, of Lynnwood, Wash., Maura LeBaron of Fairfax, Vt., Sean LeBaron and
his wife, Erika, of Stafford, Conn., and Chad LeBaron of Northampton, Mass.;
14 great-grandchildren, Mashal Ebadi, Dvid Carpenter, Mohamed, Helmi, Nora,
Shireen, Summer, and Sabrina Abdelaziz, Clare and Gregg Carrara, Nathaniel
and Ailidh Mote and Jasmine Pel; and several nieces and nephews. The family
wishes to thank the staff of the Hospice Program of the Franklin County Home
Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, Suite 1, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, for
their incomparable support during Martha’s last days. Those so inclined may
make a donation to Franklin County Hospice in Martha’s memory. A memorial
celebration of Martha’s life will be held in Connecticut in the fall at the
convenience of the family.

EVA
B. BAKER
BURLINGTON — Eva (Shackett) Baker, 89, of 230 St. Paul St.,
passed away peacefully in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Saturday, July 7,
2001. She was born in Grande Isle on Nov. 21, 1911, the daughter of John and
Grace (Mossey) Shackett. In 1927, she married Howard Baker, who predeceased
her in 1986. Eva will be remembered for her love of growing things. She always
had a room full of plants and flowers. She loved animals and was a dog breeder
for years, out of her home. She also raised and sold canaries for many years.
She leaves five children, Roberta Sprano of South Burlington, Greta Ploof of
Burlington, Bernard Baker and his wife, Lauretta, of Burlington, Mildred
Palmero of Burlington, and Leon Baker and his wife, Susan, of North Hero;
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins; and
many friends at 230 St. Paul St., who are gratefully acknowledged for all
their help to her in her last days. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Monday, July 9, at 1 p.m. in Holy Cross Church, Malletts Bay.
Interment will follow in Grande Isle Cemetery. Those who wish may send
memorial donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, New Hampshire-Vermont
Chapter, 41 Alpheus St., Manchester, N.H. 03103. Arrangements are by Elmwood-Meunier,
97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington.


ANDREW J. CLICHE SR.
NORTH FAYSTON — Andrew J. Cliche Sr., 59, of Hoffman
Road passed away at his home Saturday, July 7, 2001. Born in Hardwick on March
17, 1942, he was the son of the late Ernest and Evelyn (Goodrich) Cliche. Nov.
9, 1962, he married the former Elaine Shephard in Waterbury. Andrew attended
schools in East Montpelier and St. Johnsbury. As a young man, he worked for
the Vermont Agency of Transportation Highway Department and Jennison’s Tree
Service in Waterbury. He later was employed at Mount Mansfield Ski Area as a
ski lift mechanic, a career that spanned 27 years. More recently, he was
employed in the same capacity at Sugarbush Ski Area for five years, retiring
due to declining health. Well known in the central Vermont area as an
accomplished welder and woodworker, he also enjoyed hunting, fishing and
gardening. He was a former member of the Waterbury Village volunteer Fire
Department. He is survived by his wife of nearly 39 years, Elaine Cliche of
North Fayston; their children, Tammy Cliche of Crestone, Colo., and Andrew J.
Cliche Jr. of North Fayston; three brothers, Arnold Cliche of Montpelier,
Bruce Cliche of Calais, and Roland Cliche of East Montpelier; and nieces and
nephews. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on
Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial services will be held from Andrew and
Elaine’s home at 146 Hoffman Road in North Fayston on Friday at 11 a.m. with a
reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641;
the Vermont Kidney Association, P.O.Box 244, Burlington, Vt. 05401; or the
American Diabetes Association, Vermont Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box
31160, Hartford Conn. 06150-1160.

DR.
FRED A. HARRINGTON
RUTLAND — Dr. Fred A. Harrington, 86, of Rutland
died July 7, 2001, in the Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec.
15, 1914, in Rutland, the son of the late Ernest L. and Lydia Ann (Warner)
Harrington. Dr. Harrington graduated from the UVM College of Medicine in
1951. He retired from his office in Rutland in 1985. Survivors are his wife,
Therese Thabeault Hincks, whom he married in 1968; a son, Fred A. Harrington
Jr. of Boston; three stepsons, the Rev. Matthew Hincks, O.R.C., of Detroit,
Mich., Peter J. Hincks of Rutland, and P. James Hincks of Burlington; a
stepdaughter, Elizabeth Hincks Geoff of Boston; and several nieces and
nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the First
Baptist Church, Center Street, Rutland. The Rev. Bruce A. Bishop, pastor,
will officiate. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tossing
Funeral Home, 39 Washington St., Rutland.


LILLIAN E. LAMOUREUX
ENOSBURG FALLS — Lillian E. Lamoureux, 92, widow
of Joseph I. Lamoureux, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at her home. She was
born April 10, 1909, in Enosburg Falls, the daughter of the late Charles and
Elizabeth (Longe) Lafley. She was a resident of Enosburg Falls and Berkshire
most of her life and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
and the Ladies of St. Ann Society. Lillian enjoyed her family and
grandchildren, reading and poetry. She especially enjoyed playing golf with
her family and friends, having played as recently as last year. She is
survived by a son and his wife, Paul and Dorothy Lamoureux of Berkshire;
five daughters and their husbands, Joan and Herman Kane of Berkshire, Helen
Armour of Enosburg Falls, Grace and William Jones of Essex, Mary “”Susie”
and Richard Ewins of Berkshire, and Margaret and Michael Elkins of
Montgomery; a daughter-in-law, Celia “”Rose” Lamoureux of Berkshire; 22
grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph I.
Lamoureux, in 1989; two sons, Joseph Lamoureux Jr., in 1961, and Patrick
Lamoureux, July 3, 2001; a great-granddaughter, Julie Lussier, in 1980; two
sisters, Helen Comeau and Grace Leahy; and a brother, Kenneth Lafley. A Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated for Lillian and her son, Patrick, on
Saturday, July 7, in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls.
A graveside service for Lillian will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. John
the Baptist Cemetery in Enosburg Falls with the Rev. Gerard Leclerc
officiating. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to
Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt.
05478.


NATHAN (NICKY) NASH
HACKENSACK, N.J. — Nathan Nash passed away peacefully
late in the evening of July 7, 2001, at Hackensack Medical Center. He was born
in Akron, Ohio on Nov. 27, 1920, the son of Mark and Sara (Needleman) Nash,
themselves Jewish Russian immigrants. Nicky, as he was known to his family and
friends, grew up in the New York City area. Despite many hardships, he
maintained extremely close relationships with his four older siblings. May 20,
1950, Nicky married Sylvia Lanowitz. They made their home in the Bronx, N.Y.,
where they had two children. In 1959, they moved to Spring Valley, N.Y. Later
in life Nicky moved to Fort Lee, N.J., where he both lived life to its fullest
and was to live out the rest of his days. Nicky was a good man and a dear
friend. He had an exuberant personality, which he used both personally, to
enrich the lives of those around him, and professionally in the field of
sales. Nicky tried both door-to-door sales and ownership of a retail gift shop
before settling into a 30-year career at Pitney-Bowes Corporation. Known there
as “”Nat,” he was to win many awards and commendations for outstanding sales
figures. He was predeceased by his sisters, Claire Epter and Lilly Hershkowitz,
and his brother, Joseph Nash. He is survived by his brother, Jacob (Jack) Nash
and his wife, Claire, of Margate, Fla., his son, Mark Nash and his wife,
Andrea Hopkins-Nash, of North Cambridge, Vt., their children, Edward Hopkins
and his wife, Jena, and Lucas Hopkins, of Johnson, Vt., and Jacob Nash of
North Cambridge; his daughter, Nina Allen and her husband, Ron, of Haskell,
N.J., their children Laura, Dylan, and Jennifer; and many nieces, nephews and
cousins in the New York and southern California areas. A Jewish burial will be
conducted in the North Cambridge Cemetery onJuly 24 at 10 a.m. A headstone
unveiling service will be held next year near this time. The family can be
reached at 28 Old Sugarhouse Lane, Jeffersonville, Vt. 05464. Memorial
contributions may be to made to Temple Sinai of South Burlington, Vt., to
Lamoille Home Health and Hospice of Morrisville, Vt., or to the charity of
your choice.

RALPH
NEIWEEM
WILMETTE, Ill. — Ralph Neiweem, 80, died Saturday, July 7, 2001,
in Wilmette. He was born and raised on the North Shore of Chicago and lived
there until his retirement, when he moved to North Port, Fla. He was employed
for more than 40 years by the Archdiocese of Chicago as manager of the
physical plant for SS. Faith, Hope and Charity Church in Winnetka. He was
predeceased by his wife, Ellinor (Tuveson), and is survived by four children
and their spouses, Ralph Jr. and Claire of Chicago, David, and Alan Parshley
of Colchester, Vt., Katie and Caleb Anthony of Iowa City, Iowa, and Dianne and
Joel Fox of Evanston; two grandchildren; a brother; and cousins, nieces,
nephews and friends. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 11, at
SS. Faith, Hope and Charity Church in Winnetka. Arrangements are by Donnellan
Family Funeral Services (847-675-1990).


MARY D. PEATMAN
JOHNSON — Mary D. Peatman, 79, died peacefully in her
sleep July 7, 2001, in Copley Manor in Morrisville following a period of
declining health. Mary was born May 17, 1922, the daughter of the late
Nelson and Rena (Parker) Duba. She was predeceased by her husband in 1989
and her brother, “”Bud,” in 1979. Mary’s life was centered around her home
and family. She always had a kind word and smile for everyone. She will be
greatly missed.ary is survived by her four sons, Norman Jr. (“”Pete”),
Christopher and his wife, Lucille, David and his wife, Kate Westcott, and
Michael and his wife, Linda, a sister, Diane Ingalls, all of Johnson; five
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be Monday,
July 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held
Tuesday, July 10, in the United Church in Johnson at 10 a.m. with burial to
follow in Lamoille View Cemetery in Johnson. Services are under the
direction of the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Main Street, Johnson.


PAULINE M. “”SUZIE” WELLS
ROTUNDA WEST, Fla./BARRE TOWN — Pauline M.
“”Suzie” Wells, 61, of Wark Street, Barre Town, and Sportsman Road, Rotunda
West, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, in Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin.
Born Dec. 20, 1939, in Williams- town, she was the daughter of Chester G.
and Gladys (Woodard) Burrell. She graduated from Williamstown High School in
1957 and from Becker Junior College in Worcester, Mass., in 1960. She later
received a B.A. through the University of Maryland Extension Program while
working for the Central Intelligence Agency in Berlin, Germany. Following
her graduated from Becker Junior College, she worked for the Federal Bureau
of Investigation in Washington, D.C. She was later recruited by the CIA and
was assigned to their offices in Berlin and Miami. May 16, 1964, she married
Col. Obel “”Obie” Wells in Junction City, Kan. They resided in Washington,
D.C., Montgomery, Ala., Hawaii and Iran before moving to Barre in 1977.
While stationed with her husband, Ret. Col. Obel “”Obie” Wells, U.S. Army,
in Teheran, Iran, she was executive assistant to the Chief of Mission there.
Following her husband’s retirement from active duty, they moved to Barre,
where she worked as a legal secretary and recorder for the District and the
Vermont Supreme Courts. Suzie enjoyed golf, racquetball, tennis, music,
arranging flowers and entertaining her family. She was a member of St.
Monica Church in Barre and St. Francis of Assisi Church in Rotunda. Other
memberships included the Barre Country Club, the Rotunda Country Club, The
Altrusa Club, and she was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Barre Rotary
Club. Besides her husband, survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Anne
Blake and her husband, Courtland, of Walpole, Mass.; her mother, Billie
Burrell of Williamstown; a brother, Norman “”Pat” Burrell; and a sister,
Sandra Ackerman, both of Barre Town; two uncles; an aunt; and nieces,
nephews and cousins. Two brothers, Wayne Burrell and Philip James Burrell,
predeceased her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday,
July 12, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica Church in Barre. There are no calling
hours. Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer
Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or Central
Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641. The
Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of
arrangements.

July 8


DIANE J. (TAYLOR) CONELLY
PHOENIX, Ariz./IRA, Vt. — Diane J. (Taylor)
Conelly, 54, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Sunday, July 8, 2001, in Phoenix, after
a sudden illness. Diane was born in Rutland on Sept. 6, 1946, the daughter
of Harold J. and Carolyn L. (Lauro) Taylor. Diane graduated from West
Rutland High School and joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1964. She lived out
west during her adult life. She finally found the happiness she deserved
when she met Michael Conelly and married him. Diane was predeceased by her
father, Harold, and her mother, Carolyn Taylor. She is survived by her
husband Michael Conelly of Phoenix; her sisters, Linda Johnson and her
husband, Chris, of Center Rutland, Pamela A. Taylor of North Ferrisburg,
Karen L. Taylor of North Ferrisburg; her maternal aunt Verna Cizmedia of
Proctor; cousin Tara of Santa Cruz, Calif.; niece Jennifer Olson and her
husband, John, and their three daughters, Paige, Megan, and Lydia of Rio
Rancho, N.M. A private ceremony will be held in Phoenix at an undetermined
date. Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes
Association, the American Heart Association, or to a charity of your choice.

GRACE
ANNA DIETZ
JEFFERSONVILLE — Grace Anna Dietz, 96, died Sunday July 8,
2001 of pneumonia. Grace was born in New York City on December 4, 1904, to
Anna Bressler Dietz and Alfred Adam Dietz. She spent many years working for
the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company. eventually as the Copy Editor for one
of their national circulation magazines. In the 1950′s when this company
ceased publication of it’s magazines, Grace and all the rest of the employees
were left without any job or severance package. Undaunted, she almost
immediately obtained employment at The New York Botanical Garden, where she
completed her working years as the personal secretary to the Director. Grace
never married. She remained in the family home, caring for her parents until
the end of their lives. In 1989, at age 84, Grace moved from New York to
Jeffersonville to reside with her nephew, William Sander and his family. Even
with her ever worsening Alzheimer’s Disease, Grace spent many happy years in
Jeffersonville, where this supportive village was very understanding and
looked out for her as would an extended family. On June 1, 2000, when her
dementia became too severe, Grace moved to Copley Manor, which until very
recent drastic staff cuts, was an extremely safe, pleasant place to be. Grace
is survived by her nephew and his wife, William and Janet Sander of
Jeffersonville; their surviving children, spouses and grandchildren who are
David and Roselie Sander and their children, Sean and William, of South
Burlington and Lisa Sander Foley and Greg Foley and their children, Connor,
Aidan, and Liam of Jeffersonville. Grace was predeceased by her parents; her
only brother, Alfred Edward Dietz; her only sister, Dorothy Sander; her only
niece, Lesly Ann Sander; her other nephew, A. Edward Dietz, Jr. ; and by her
grand-niece, Leslie Rachel Sander. Grace’s family extends special thanks to
the Emergency Room and I.C.U. staff at Copley Hospital for their competent and
compassionate care and heroic efforts to save Grace’s life when she was
belatedly brought there just hours before her death. Visiting hours will be on
Wednesday, July 11 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hayes Rich Funeral Home,
Main Street, Fairfax. Funeral services will be at The Second Congregational
Church in Jeffersonville where Grace was a very active member on Thursday,
July 12, 2001, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Peggy Tooker officiating. Burial will
be in the family plot at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings on Hudson, New York, on
Friday June 13, at 2 p.m. where Grace will join her parents, brother, sister
and niece. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax, Vt.

ROGER
SUMNER HOVEY
WATERBURY CENTER — Roger Sumner Hovey, 65, of Maple Street,
passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Fletcher Allen Health Care
in Burlington on Sunday, July 8, 2001. Born in Burlington on November 17,
1935, he was the son of the late Sumner and Alice (Bernard) Hovey. On February
1, 1958, he married the former Leonor “Lee” Araujo in Fall River, Mass. Roger
was a 1953 graduate of Burlington High School. Enlisting in the U.S. Marine
Corps, he served during the Korean Conflict from 1953 to 1956. Following his
discharge, Roger attended the University of Vermont, graduating in 1960.
Employed by the Internal Revenue Service in Burlington as an auditor for
several years, he later became a partner at P.F. Jurgs Accounting Firm (now
KPMG Peat Marwick) in Burlington. He was presently employed by the state of
Vermont Agency of Transportation as an auditor. His memberships included St.
Andrew’s Catholic Church in Waterbury, the Waterbury Center Cemetery Assoc.,
the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, and was a former member
of the Waterbury Rotary Club, the Waterbury Community Development Committee,
and the Waterbury Republican Party. His leisure time was filled with
gardening, hunting and fishing. Family was paramount to his life, particularly
spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 43 years.
Lee Hovey of Waterbury Center; their children, Ann Marie Parker of Waterbury
Center, Valerie Sebald of San Diego, Calif, Bonnie Payette of Dunbarton, N.H.
and Mark Hovey of Budapest, Hungary; ten grandchildren; and nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Suzanne Hovey and a sister, Rita
Shover. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Andrew’s
Catholic Church in Waterbury on Thursday at 10 a.m. with interment to follow
in the Waterbury Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker
Funeral Home in Waterbury on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 109 S.
Main Street, Waterbury 05676, or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 1309 Beacon
Street, Brookline, Mass. 02446


NORTON E. THURBER JR
. PANTON — Norton Thurber, 79, went peacefully home
to the Lord on July 8, 2001, in the Helen Porter Rehab Center with his loving
family at his bedside. He was born in Brattleboro on July 11, 1921, the son of
the late Norton E. Thurber and Lona (Carter) Thurber of Putney, Vt. He married
Lois Katherine Tatro on March 7, 1942. He owned and operated a farm in Panton
for 36 years. Norton gave much to his community as Trustee and Deacon of the
Panton Baptist Church and served in many town offices. He enjoyed having his
family around him and is remembered with much love and admiration. He is
survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Lois; five children, Constance
Swensen of Mass., Sandra Comly of Portugal/Bristol, Richard of Panton, Peggy
Archambeault of N.H. and Randall of Bristol; 17 grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; and nieces and a nephew. A memorial celebration of his
life will be held on Friday, July 13, at 11:30 a.m. in the Panton Baptist
Church. Interment will be held in the Adams Ferry Cemetery in Panton at the
convenience of the family. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be
made in his memory ot the Panton Community Baptist Church, c/o Treasurer
Marlene Bedard, Pease Road, Panton, Vt. 05491, or the Elderly Services Inc,
New Building Project, 27 N. Pleasant St., P. O. Box 581 Middlebury, Vt. 05753.

July 9


ROSWELL K. DOUGHTY
WILLISTON — Roswell K. Doughty, 91, formerly of
Mamaroneck, New York and more recently of South Burlington, passed away July
9, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston. Born in Everett, Mass., on
November 25, 1909, he was the son of Alonzo Anderson Doughty of Great
Chebeague Island, Maine, and his wife, Anna Laura Bullard Doughty of
Walpole, Mass. Mr. Doughty graduated from Boston University with a business
degree and a second lieutnancy in the Army ROTC. He obtained a law degree
from Suffolk University Law School. In 1936, Mr. Doughty married Eleanore
McPherson Ward of LeRoy, N.Y. On April 1, 1943, he was shipped out with the
36th (Texas) Division to North Africa where he was a G-1 (General
Intelligence) officer. He returned in October of 1945 having fought through
Italy (Monte Cassino), France, Austria, and Germany. As part of the 36th
Division, he spent 400 days in actual combat. Mr. Doughty was involved in
the capture of a number of high ranking German officers, but the most
dramatic capture and interrogation was that of Hermann Goering. He left the
war as a Lt. Colonel. Since Mr. Doughty was in the Army reserves, he was
called up for two years during the Korean War and spend the winter of
1952-1953 in the mountains with the First Division as a replacement G-1
officer. Following the Korean War, the couple bought a 4-story, 14-room
Victorian home and spent many years rebuilding and repairing it. They also
bought an island in Canada where fishing and relaxation were the main
activities. Mr. Doughty loved to sing and had a lovely bass voice which was
heard for years in the Mamaroneck Methodist Church choir. He was an avid
gardener and an enthusiastic participant in the local Lion’s Club, where he
worked diligently in the support of their mission to aid the blind
worldwide. Mr. Doughty was the Director of Corporate Relations at General
Motors Acceptance Corporation in New York City. He was instrumental in the
development and implementation of the 1968 and 1974 Uniform Consumer Credit
Code nationally. He worked assiduously to develop laws that were reasonable
and fair to both business needs and consumer interests. He leaves behind his
wife of 65 years, Eleanore, and their three children, Martha D. Landsiedel
and her husband William; Ann D. Bunting and her husband Charles; Robert K.
Doughty and his wife Claudette; and his older sister, Eleanor Edwards. Also
seven grandchildren, Elizabeth L. Etemad and her husband, Jeffrey, John C.
Landsiedel and his wife Deborah, Laura D. Landsiedel, Matthew H. and Adam D.
Bunting, William Macuch, and David A. and Ryan K. Doughty; and two
great-grandchildren, Leila Etemad and Tyler Landsiedel A memorial service
will be held in Vermont in August. Memorials in his name can be sent to the
Mamaroneck Methodist Church in Mamaroneck, New York or the Vermont Respite
House in Williston. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin & Palmer, 209 Falls
Road, Shelburne is in charge of arrangements.


MAFALDA CATHERINE GUERRINA
SWANTON/ENOSBURG FALLS — Mrs. Mafalda
Catherine Guerrina, 89, a native of the Pittsfield, Mass., area and recently
residing with her son and daughter-in-law on York Street in Swanton Village,
died Monday, July 9, 2001, in Brownway Residence in Enosburg Falls. She was
born in Pittsfield on Dec. 5, 1911, the daughter of the late Dominick and
Catherine (Cornara) Bava. She was married to Louis Guerrina, who predeceased
her in 1974. Mrs. Guerrina leaves her son, Robert Guerrina and his wife,
Mary Jane, of Swanton; two grandchildren, Robert Guerrina Jr. and his wife,
Kate, of Brattleboro, and Sean Guerrina and his wife, Audrey, of Cicero,
N.Y.; three great-grandchildren, Sophie, Lila and Trevor Guerrina; and
several cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be
announced at a later date with interment following in the family lot in St.
Joseph Cemetery in Pittsfield. Gifts in Mrs. Guerrina’s memory may be made
to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, c/o Rev. Marsha Hoccker, 38 Grand Ave.,
Swanton, Vt. 05488. Arrangements have been under the direction of the Kidder
Memorial Home, Swanton.

SGT.
BRYON E. LANE, USMC
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Sgt. Bryon E. Lane, USMC, 26,
died Monday, July 9, 2001, in New River, N.C., while on maneuvers with the
Marines. He graduated from Hartford High School in 1992 and attended Hartwick
College in Oneonta, N.Y. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on March 21,
1995. While in the Marines he earned several medals and awards. Bryon loved
the out-of-doors, especially hiking and fishing, and refinishing furniture.
Bryon was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Carl and Lilli Zeh. He is
survived by his parents, Edward and Carol Lane of White River Junction; sister
Bethany Lane of Montpelier; his fiance Sara Patch of Medford, Mass; and
paternal grandfather Edward Lane Sr. of Montpelier. Friends may call at the
Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction on Sunday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7
p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran
Church in Hanover, N.H. Burial will follow in Vermont Veterans Cemetery in
Randolph Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Hartford Athletic
Department., c/o Brian Trottier, 37 Highland Ave, White River Junction, Vt.
05001 or Toys for Tots, 53 Quebec St., Devens RFTA, Ayer, Mass. 01432.


GENEVIEVE C. ‘GEN’ MORIN
BARRE — Genevieve C. “”Gen Morin, 81, of the
Jefferson Apartments died Monday, July 9, 2001, at the Central Vermont
Medical Center in Berlin. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Chadwick
and her husband, John, of Hog Island (Swanton) and Greenville, N.C.; her
grandson, John A. Chadwick of Greenville,; a brother, a sister and numerous
nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday,
July 13, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica’s Church in Barre. Interment will follow
in St. Sylvester Cemetery in Barre Town. It was Genevieve’s wish that there
be no calling hours. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Fr.
Bernard Messier Capital Improvement Fund, c/o St. Monica’s Church, 79 Summer
St., Barre, Vt. 05641 or to the Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600
Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641. Services are under the direction of the
Hooker & Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre.


EARL A. VINCENT
COLCHESTER — Earl A. Vincent, 67, of Colchester, died
Monday, July 9, 2001 in the Vermont Respite House in Williston following a
short illness. He was born in Winooski on Feburary 17, 1934, the son of the
late Alphonse and Rose (Landry) Vincent. He attended Memorial School in
Winooski. Earl was a member of the Vermont National Guard and a painter for
many of the area contractors for several years. Earl loved animals and was
an avid fisherman. He is survived by a son John Vincent of Florida, a
daughter, Angie Vincent of Florida; a sister Doris Brace of Colchester; a
brother Edward Vincent, and his wife,Theresa, of Florida; a special niece,
Wanda Perry, two nephews Leonard Mc Donald, and his wife, Emily, of
Colchester and Carl McDonald of Milton; and several great-nieces and
great-nephews. Earl was predeceased by a brother, P. Leo Vincent, and a
sister Marie Rock of New York. Funeral services will be private and at the
convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99
Allen Brook Road, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by the LaVigne
Funeral Home Inc. 132 Main St., Winooski.

July 10


THOMAS P. CLAIRMONT SR.
BURLINGTON — Thomas P. Clairmont Sr., 80,
passed away peacefully in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Tuesday, July 10,
2001, following a short illness. He was born in Winooski on July 26, 1920,
the son of Adrian and Frances (Kirby) Clairmont. Thomas graduated from
Burlington High School in 1940, the University of Vermont in 1948 and
received his master’s degree in education from UVM in 1953. In 1942, he
joined the U. S. Army and served his country during World War II in the
European Theatre. Upon returning from the war, he married Ruth Thompson in
1947. He taught and coached at Black River High School in Ludlow for six
years and one year at Burlington High School. He spent the next 30 years
working at the University of Vermont in the Admissions and Registrar’s
offices. He coached Little League baseball for many years, winning the state
championship in 1971. He served on the Rice High School board for several
years. He was an avid golfer and a fixture for many years at UVM men’s and
women’s basketball games. Thomas is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruth
of Burlington; three sons and their spouses, Thomas and Pamela of
Portsmouth, N.H., Stephen and Sheila of South Burlington, and Gregory and
Sheila of Colchester; grandchildren Travis, Caitlin, and Paige; three
brothers, Bernard Clairmont of South Burlington, Robert Clairmont of Essex
Center, and Gary Clairmont of Hilton Head, S.C.; and several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Adrian; his mother, Frances; a
sister, Beulah Stafford; and a brother, Richard H. Clairmont. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 13, at 11 a.m. in Christ
the King Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in Resurrection Park
Cemetery in South Burlington. For those who wish, donations in his memory
may be made to the Vermont Kidney Association, P.O. Box 244, Burlington, Vt.
05401. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in
the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


SISTER MARIE LEONARD
COLCHESTER — Sister Marie Leonard, 73, Religious
Hospitaler of St. Joseph, passed away July 10, 2001, in the Fanny Allen
Convent after a long illness. She was born in Bennington, June 30, 1928, the
daughter of Ernest and Anna (Maguire) Leonard. She attended Mount St. Mary’s
High School of Nursing and was a registered nurse, receiving her R.N. from
the Jeanne Mance School of Nursing, also she was a certified laboratory
technician and Pastoral Care coordinator at Fanny Allen Hospital. She
entered the congregation July 16, 1950, at Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital in
Burlington and was professed June 6, 1953, at Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital.
Sister Leonard served the sick and the needy at the former DeGoesbriand
Hospital and at the Fanny Allen Hospital. She served in various capacities
as laboratory technician, Supervisor of Medical and Surgical units, as
supervisor of clinics and Emergency Room at DeGoesbriand Hospital, and in
the Pastoral Care Department at Fanny Allen Hospital. Sister Leonard is
survived by the Religious Hospitalers of St. Joseph at Fanny Allen Residence
in Colchester and the Religious Congregation in Montreal. She is also
survived by a sister, Patricia Perotta and her husband, Maxie, of
Bennington; a brother, Ernest of Johnson; and nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her parents and a brother, James. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated by the Most Rev. Kenneth A. Angell on Friday, July 13, at
2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Chapel in Colchester. Visiting hours will be held
Friday, July 13, in the chapel from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Interment will be in
the St. Joseph Cemetery on the Fanny Allen Campus. Arrangements are by
LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.


CARL ALLEN RAYMOND
BURLINGTON — Carl Allen Raymond, 41, of Burlington,
passed away unexpectedly in the peaceful surroundings of his home Tuesday,
July 10, 2001. Carl was born in Milton on Feb. 11, 1960, the son of the late
Charles A. and Minnie A. (Hibbard) Raymond. He was predeceased in 1999 by
his companion and life’s partner Stacey A. Dunham. Carl was a graduate of
Burlington High School and attended Champlain College for a number of years.
He was employed by Bennington Potters North as the Burlington store office
manager. He is survived by two sisters, Bonnie Raymond and her companion,
Louis Lesage, of Johnson, and Marlene Chamberlain and her husband, Herbert,
of Burlington; three brothers, Danny Raymond and his wife, Chris, of
Richmond, Wayne and Randy Raymond, both of Burlington; 11 nieces and
nephews; eight grandnieces and grandnephews; and was predeceased by one
nephew. Throughout his life and in the generosity of his spirit, he gathered
on to himself many close and dear friends all surviving him, along with his
little dog “”Alex. There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will
be conducted for family and personal friends Saturday, July 14, at noon in
the Lakeview Cemetery, North Avenue, Burlington. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to Vermont Cares, 361 Pearl St.,
Burlington, Vt. 05401.


MARY LEE STAPEL
PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. — Mary Lee Stapel, 65, of
Phoenixville, wife of Frank C. Stapel, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at the
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Born in Lincoln
Center, Maine, she was the daughter of Marguerite E. (Gifford) Cobb and the
late George E. Cobb. She was a 1955 graduate of the Matanawcook Academy in
Lincoln and a 1957 graduate of the Shepard-Gill Nursing School in Boston,
Mass. She also was a 1983 graduate of the Reading – Muhlenberg Nursing
School. She was a nurse all her life, working in Massachusetts, Burlington,
Vt., Phoenix, Ariz., and as a private duty nurse in the Phoenizville area.
She was a member of the Pughtown Baptist Church, The Hay Creek Valley
Historical Association, and was past president of the Osteopathic Nurses
Association of Arizona. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three
daughters, Valerie A. Jones of Orem, Utah, Pamela J. Hartley of Pasadena,
Md., and Andrea J. Payne of Wilmington, Del.; a son, Lee C. Stapel of
Reading, Mass.; her mother and two brothers, Richard K. Cobb of Thomaston,
Maine, and Roger K. Cobb of Anthem, Ariz.; and six grandchildren. A memorial
service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at Pughtown Baptist
Church, Pughtown Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the Pughtown Baptist Church Fellowship Fund, 780 Pughtown Road,
Spring City, Pa. 19475, or to the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association,
P.O. Box 36, Geigertown, Pa. 19523. Arrangements are by the Cremation
Society of Pennsylvania.

ALAN
C. WOODARD
HYDEVILLE — Alan C. Woodard, 53, passed away July 10, 2001, in
the Rutland Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.
Alan was born Sept. 18, 1947, in Springfield, the son of the late Raymond C.
and Rowena (Christie) Woodard. He attended school in Chester and in 1960 his
family relocated to Castleton. He continued his primary education at Fair
Haven Union High School, graduating with the Class of 1965. He furthered his
education at Champlain College, graduating with an associate’s degree in
business administration and from Castleton State College, graduating cum laude
with a bachelor’s degree in business education. Throughout his high school
years, Alan worked for and helped build the family business, which is known as
Woodard Marine. In 1968, together with his brother, Robert, they took over the
operation of the family business and together they continued to operate
Woodard Marine, celebrating their 40th year in business in the summer of 2000.
For many years, he served his beloved town of Castleton as a member and
chairman of the ZBA and he served two terms on the Board of Selectmen. He was
currently serving as a member of the trustees of public funds and the
Prudential Committee for the new Fire District No. 3. He was a former longtime
member of the Castleton Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, whom he
married in 1999, Kimberly R. (Gebo) Woodard of Hydeville; his daughter,
Kimberly L. Woodard of Chicago; his son, Jeffrey A. Woodard of the U.S. Air
Force stationed in Germany; a stepdaughter, Heather L. Gebo of Poultney; his
granddaughter, Kayla Galla of Binghamton, N.Y.; his brother, Robert G. Woodard
and his wife, Barbara, of Hydeville, and their three children, Danielle,
Lauren and Greg Woodard. Visiting hours will be Friday, July 13, from 4 to 8
p.m. at the Durfee Funeral Home, 119 North Main St., Fair Haven. Memorial
services will be conducted Saturday, July 14, at 1 p.m. in the Castleton
Federated Church. The Rev. Marshall Hudson-Knapp, pastor of the First
Congregational Church, UCC, of Fair Haven will officiate. The Woodard family
has requested that flowers be omitted. Contributions in memory of Alan may be
offered to the Community Cancer Center, c/o Rutland Regional Medical Center,
160 Allen St., Rutland, Vt. 05701.

July 11


DORIS (LUCKMAN) AHERNE
SOUTH BURLINGTON/WEST YARMOUTH, Mass. — Doris (Luckman)
Aherne died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, following a short illness. Doris was
born June 25, 1912, in Boston, the daughter of Thomas and Harriet (Beal)
Luckman. She was raised in Brockton and graduated from Brockton High School
in 1930. Doris married George F. Aherne on June 29, 1935, in Abington. He
predeceased her July 1, 2001. She was a member of West Yarmouth Women’s
Club. Doris was an accomplished artist specializing in stenciling. Doris was
a very caring individual who never failed to help a person in need. Doris is
survived by her loving family; daughter Carole A. Hauke and her husband,
William R. Hauke Jr. of Colchester; four grandchildren, David and Anne Hauke,
Steven and Carol Hauke, Sandra and Paul Dickin, and Martha and Matthew
Bloom; nine great-grandchildren, Nathan Hauke, Peter Hauke, Alayna Hauke,
Eric Hauke, Molly Dickin, Adam Hauke, Paige Hauke, Samuel Dickin and Amanda
Bloom; a sister, Muriel Donovan of South Burlington; a sister-in-law,
Marguerite Thomas and her husband, Herman of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; a
sister-in-law, Mary Aherne of Weymouth; and several nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by her mother, Harriet Luckman; her father, Thomas Luckman
Jr.; a half sister, Verna Norton; a brother, Thomas Luckman III; and a
sister, Arden Droukas. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Champlain
College, P.O. Box 670, Burlington, Vt. 05602 or Hospice of Champlain Valley,
1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. A private memorial service for the
celebration of her life will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be July 28 at 1 p.m. in Melrose Cemetery in Brockton. The family
would like to thank Pillsbury Manor and the wonderful staff and residents
for the love, care, and support given to Doris and George for the past four
years. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, is in
charge of arrangements.

ETHEL
ALEXANDER
BRISTOL — Ethel Alexander, 81, of Bristol passed away
Wednesday, July 11, 2001, unexpectedly at her home after a brief illness. She
was born in Newport on Aug. 23, 1919, the daughter of Maurice and Geneva
(Flint) Niles. She graduated from Bridport High School in 1937. On Sept. 15,
1937, she married Cecil Alexander, who predeceased her on Nov. 20, 1961. She
is survived by two sons, Edward Alexander of Buxton, Maine, and Kenneth (Joe)
Alexander and his wife, Mary of Bristol; six granddaughters, Mary Alexander
and her husband, Mark Mumford, Becky Heath and her husband, Dean, Judy Hardin
and her husband, Johnny, Sharon Dushaney and her fiance, Chris Crane, Lorri
Alexander and her fiance, Dan Bristol, Jill DeRosa and her husband, Bob; six
grandsons, Todd Alexander, Brian Dushaney, David Dushaney and his wife, Gayle,
Kevin Alexander and his wife, Stephanie, Jack Alexander and his wife, Patrice,
and Jeff Alexander; 15 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Dustin,Christopher,
Bronson, Bradley, Megan, Angel, Kaleb, Michele, Cody, Becca, Courtney,
Michaela, Kayleigh and Akeitha; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Ethel was a very hard-working woman often working two jobs at a time to
support her family. She worked for many years at the Bristol Inn, Standard
Register, Dog Team Tavern, The Coachman’s Rest and Porter Hospital. She was an
active member of Bristol Federated Church, Bristol Senior Citizens and Green
Mountain Senior Citizens. Ethel was a very special loving grandmother who
showed her grandchildren unconditional, endless love. She always had a smile,
a hug and a snack on hand for her grandchildren. She will be missed by her
family and her grandchildren on whom she was such a positive influence. She
will live on through her grandchildren. Ethel was predeceased by a daughter,
Barbara Stark in 1997; and a son, Cecil Alexander Jr. in 1938; four sisters,
Edith Thompson, Mary Ladeau, Marjorie Alexander, Claire King; and one brother,
Edward Niles. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Brown-McClay
Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may
be made in Ethel’s memory to The Green Mountain Senior Citizens, Bristol, Vt.,
05443.


MARION L. MYERS
ST. ALBANS — Marion L. Myers peacefully entered her new
home on July 11, 2001, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was
introduced to the world as Marion L. Norcross on May 22, 1942, by the late
Otis and Lillian (Peters) Norcross. Marion was a unique individual who touched
many lives as she went through hers. Marion lived in St. Albans for most of
her younger years. She moved to Burlington for a short time where she was
employed at the Burlington Child Center and R.J. Reynolds. Marion met some of
her dearest friends and Patrick C. Myers, her husband of 32 years, there. Pat
and Marion made their home in St. Albans in 1970 on New Street, but later made
their permanent home on Russell Street where she devoted the early years of
marriage to her husband and kids. She later went to work for IBM where she
worked for 22 years until her illness forced her to leave. Marion enjoyed
being in her flowers with the dirt ground into her hands and knees… Marion
liked to be by the water and to see the gorgeous blue sky on a warm summer
afternoon. She had great determination and a strong will… Marion made
friends with everyone she touched. Marion is survived by her husband, Patrick
Myers; a daughter Lisa, and her husband, Jim Corwell, and a son Mike Myers,
all of St. Albans. Marion had two stepchildren, Billy Myers and his wife,
Donna, and Mary and Calvin Harrison, both of Florida. Marion leaves behind two
sisters, Eugenia and George Hubbard and Mildred Shepard; two brothers, her
twin, Bill Norcross and his wife, Althea, and Kenneth and Gloria Norcross;
three in-laws, Kenneth and Jeannine Goodenough and Oscar Young; eight
grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and all those special friends she
has collected all her life. Marion was predeceased by her brother Lawrence
(Sonny) Norcross; two sisters Rita Goodenough and Leona Young, and a
brother-in-law, Raymond Shepard….. A special thanks goes out to all of you
who made Marion’s last few years as memorable and comfortable as possible!
Thanks to all of you in Dr. Sander’s office, and all the ladies from home
health… I’m glad you were there … and so was she… In memory of Marion,
the family would like to ask that any donations being made go to The American
Cancer Society and Franklin County Home Health. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels
church. Friends are asked to bring memories of Marion and share them during
the service. Arrangements are entrusted to her friends at Brady and Levesque
Funeral Home.


MILDRED E. SMITH
SOMERVILLE, Mass./WILLISTON — Mildred E. Smith, 90, of
Somerville and formerly of Williston died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, in
Massachusetts. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July
14, at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Essex Junction. Burial
will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting hours
will be held Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel,
261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. A full obituary will appear in Friday’s Free
Press.


MILDRED E. SMITH
SOMERVILLE, Mass./ESSEX JUNCTION — Mildred E. Smith, 90,
of Somerville and formerly of Essex Junction, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001,
following an extended illness. Our precious Colleen is roaming the green hills
of Heaven and O, how we miss her. Millie was born in Underhill on Aug. 2,
1910, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Kelly) Hanley. She married Paul
P. Smith in St. Thomas Catholic Church in Underhill on Aug. 29, 1936. He
predeceased her Sept. 1, 2000. She was the former owner and operator of
Millie’s Market in both Burlington and Essex Junction. She also was a former
employee at Ben Franklin Store in Essex Junction. She was a member of Holy
Family Parish in Essex Junction and the Catholic Daughters of America. She is
survived by her daughter, June M. Monahan and her husband, William, of
Somerville; her son, James P. Smith and his wife, Judith, of South Burlington;
nine grandchildren, Paula and James A. Smith, Michele Rogers, Amy Smith-Kyle,
Kelly K., Michael J., Shawn P. and Joseph F. Monahan, and Kristin Joy Maloney;
nine great-grandchildren, Devin, Nathan, Colin, Halley Kate, John Scott,
Madison Marie, John Paul, Kolbe, and Liam Michael; her sisters-in-law, Anna
Gelineau of Burlington, Rita Smith and Margaret Smith, both of Florida; and
many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by an infant daughter, Paula
Ann Smith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 14,
at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Essex Junction. Burial will
follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington. Visiting hours will be
held Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261
Shelburne Road, Burlington. Mom, your legacy to us is the gift of love. We can
only respond: “You have “”Knocked the “L’ out of Kelly…,” and you have done
it, in sparkling style!’

July 12


ELLEN DUBUQUE BROTZ
SHELBURNE/FORT MYERS, Fla. — Ellen Dubuque Brotz
died Thursday, July 12, 2001, in the care of Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. She
was born in Shelburne on June 21, 1919, the daughter of Alice and Wallace
Coleman. She graduated from Shelburne schools and was employed by the Webb
family for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Alice Dee Varney of
Fort Myers; four stepchildren, Nancy Harding, Jon Brotz, Roger Brotz, and
Donna Norton; two brothers, Edward Coleman and Robert Coleman; two sisters,
Laura Fisher and Gladys Morrill; three grandsons, Todd Galipeau, Scott
Galipeau, and Eric Varney; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services
will be held Monday, July 23, at 11 a.m. in Shelburne in Trinity Episcopal
Church. Burial will be in North Hero following the church services.
Donations may be made to Hope Hospice of Fort Myers.


WARREN B. COLLINS
NORTH FALMOUTH, Mass./PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Warren B.
Collins of North Falmouth and Punta Gorda died Thursday, July 12, 2001, in
Falmouth Hospital. He was 82. He was the husband of 55 years of Mary (Melaven)
Collins. He was born in Burlington, Vt., the son of the late Ray and Lillian
Collins. A veteran of World War II, Warren was a B-17 pilot. He was shot
down over Paris on April 4, 1943, and was a prisoner of war in Germany for
25 months. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Air Medal with Oak Leaf
Cluster. He graduated from the University of Vermont and was an executive
with the Electrolux Corporation. He was an avid Red Sox fan and loved to
play and win at gin rummy with friends and family. Besides his wife, Mary,
he is survived by his five daughters, Susan Bergeron of Wellesley, Carol
Cowen of Dover, Mary Jean Ragone of Cataumet, Barbara Collins of Pembroke,
and Sally Goehrke of Chesterland, Ohio; two sons, Ray Collins of Brookfield,
Conn., and Mark Collins of Provincetown; 17 grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Collins
Amaral. A funeral service will take place in the North Falmouth
Congregational Church, Old Main Road, North Falmouth, on Monday, July 16, at
11 a.m. with burial in the North Falmouth Cemetery, North Falmouth. Visiting
hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the Chapman, Cole &
Gleason Funeral Home, WEST FALMOUTH (584 West Falmouth Highway, Route 28A
WEST Falmouth). Memorial donations may be made to the Patricia Collins
Amaral Scholarship Fund, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Mass.
02134. Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home. For
directions and guest book visit http://www.ccgfuneralhome.com


CLARA S. HOPKINS
JOHNSON — Clara Mabel Stiles Hopkins died July 12,
2001, at Genesis ElderCare in Morrisville. She was born Jan. 26, 1908, in
Johnson, the daughter of the late Harry and Ada (Ballard) Stiles. Clara
attended Johnson schools and graduated from Johnson Normal School. She
taught school in Fairfax, and then returned to spend most of her life on the
family farm in Johnson. She married Kenneth Hopkins on July 3, 1929. He
predeceased her December 28, 1988 in Johnson. Clara was a member of the
United Church of Johnson, and she was church organist for a few years. She
was also active in the County Extension Service and the Vermont Farm Bureau.
She spent many happy times helping her family and friends, playing her piano
and enjoying social events. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law,
Marian (Hopkins) and Sidney Nichols of Johnson; three grandchildren, Stephen
Nichols of Hooksett, N.H., Valerie (Nichols) and Leon Cyrus of Rochester, N.
Y., Jeff Nichols of Seattle, Wash.; one great grandson, Tyler Cyrus of
Rochester; one sister, Pauline Cook of Underhill; a special cousin,
Charlotte McNall of Fairfax; and several nieces and nephews. Five brothers
and one sister predeceased her. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Clara’s
memory would be appreciated to Lamoille Valley Memory Walk, Alzheimer’s
Association, Vermont Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601, or The
United Church of Johnson, P.O. Box 606, Johnson, Vt. 05656. Visting hours
will be Sunday, July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at desGrosielliers Funeral Home in
Johnson. A celebration of Clara’s life will be Monday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m.
in the United Church of Johson, followed by interment at Evergreen Ledge
Cemetery. Arangements are under the direction of des Groseilliers Funeral
Home, Main Street, Johnson.

HELEN M. (McCUEN)
MACKIE
FALL RIVER, Mass. — Helen M. (McCuen) Mackie, 86, of Meridian
Street, Fall River, died Thursday at home. She was the wife of the late Norman
Mackie Sr. She was born in Stowe, Vt. She was a folder for five years for the
former Chase Curtain Company before retiring 25 years ago. She lived in Fall
River most of her life, coming from Vermont. She is survived by a son, Bernard
Lebiecki of Goffstown, N.H.; four stepsons, Norman V. Mackie Jr. of Assonet,
James Harvey Mackie of Swansea, Merle E. Mackie of Las Vegas, Nev., and Wayne
W. Mackie of Kernersville, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Mazie Foster. A
funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 17, at 2 p.m. in the Hathaway Home
for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River. Burial will follow in Beech Grove
Cemetery in Westport. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling
hours are Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m


HELEN M. (BUCK)NORRIS
MONKTON — Helen Norris died Thursday, July 12,
2001, in the Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She was born in
Newport Center on Feb. 18, 1908, the daughter of Charles and Flora (Russell)
Buck. She married Kenneth Norris on Dec. 31, 1924. Ken predeceased Helen in
1995 after 70 years of marriage and rearing 15 children. Her life was
dedicated to family and husband, largely farming pursuits over the years in
Newport Center, Starksboro, Hinesburg, Shoreham and New Haven. Helen’s
proudest accomplishment was, together with her husband, Kenneth, raising
their family of 15 children. Two of her children predeceased her, Kenneth
Jr., and Vernice Norris, and son-in-law Donald Sheehan. She is survived by
the following family: four daughters, Norma Sheehan of Burlington, Anita and
Edward Oberle of Monkton, Jean and Theodore Konstantino of Cheshire, Conn.,
and Dixie and Milton Bassett of West Melbourne, Fla.; nine sons and their
wives, Winston and Mabel Norris of Bristol, Mahlon and Rachael Norris of
Starksboro, Glen and Flora Norris of Bristol, Jack and Maureen Norris of
Devon, Conn., Robert Norris of Shoreham, Gary and Kay Norris of Shoreham,
Peter and Dolores Norris of Monkton, Richard and Norma Norris of Monkton,
and Terry and Diane Norris of Shoreham. She is also survived by two
daughters-in-law, Mary Norris (Ken Jr.) of South Carolina and Betty Norris
(Vern) of Monkton; 52 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; 13
great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a sister, Marjoire
Shepard of Panton; and two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Smith and Crystal Rossier
of Derby Line. The family wish to acknowledge Anita Oberle for the loving
care and support provided our Mom over the past five years. Funeral services
will be held Monday, July 16, at 1 p.m. in the Bristol Federal Church.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Calling hours will be
Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in
Bristol. Contributions may be made to El- derly Services, P.O. Box 581,
Middlebury, Vt. 05753.

ADAMO
J. PORATTI
BARRE — Adamo J. Poratti, 91, of East Parkside Terrace died
Thursday, July 12, 2001, at his home. Born on Sept. 6, 1909 in Northern Italy,
he was the son of Paolo and Emilia Poratti. He came to Barre with his family
as a young boy and attended Barre schools. On Sept. 28, 1940, he married
Arlene Guy in the Websterville Baptist Church. Since their marriage, they had
resided in Barre. She died March 25, 1985. He had worked as a monument
designer and draftsman for many years, retiring from the North Barre Granite
Co., where he had been employed for over 30 years. Mr. Poratti was a talented
figure skater and an avid golfer who enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushrooming,
sketching and oil painting. He was a longtime member of the Northfield Country
Club and the North Barre Golden Era Group. Survivors include his son and
daughter-in-law, John and Vicki Poratti of Williston; two grandsons, Robert
and Elizabeth Poratti of Essex and Christopher Poratti and his companion,
Bambi Allaire of Colchester; and three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Jessica
and John Poratti, all of Essex. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his
sister, Eva Bernatchy. His funeral service will be held Sunday, July 15, at 2
p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Interment
will be in Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 7
to 9 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Websterville Baptist
Church, P.O. Box 68, Websterville, Vt. 05678 or to the Central Vermont Home
Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641. Services are under the
direction of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home.


HARRIET VIRGINIA SHORT
COLCHESTER — Harriet Virginia Short, 90,
formerly of New Brier Lane, Clifton, N.J., died peacefully in Silver Wings
in Colchester on Thursday, July 12, 2001. She was born in Girard, Kan., on
June 25, 1911, the daughter of James A. and Elsie M. (Locke) Kistler.
Harriet was the widow of William Earl Short, her husband of 65 years, who
predeceased her in 1995. She was a longtime active member of The Allwood
Community Church and choir in Allwood (Clifton), N.J. Harriet was very proud
of her many years of volunteer work at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair,
N.J. Up until her mid-80s, Harriet and her beloved Shih Tzu, Ming Lee,
provided pet therapy to nursing home residents in the Montclair area. She
leaves her daughters, Sandra Short of Burlington and Susan Heffernan of
Syracuse, N.Y.; and her grandchildren, Cynthia Bystrak, Tara Vaughan-Hughes
and her husband, Gerald “”Pip” Vaughan-Hughes, and Cameron, Aaron, Emily
and Jimmy Heffernan. Harriet’s family would like to extend special thanks to
Janine Carranza, R.N., and her family at Silver Wings for the exceptional
love and care given to Harriet during her stay there. A service was held
Thursday evening in Silver Wings for Harriet’s family and friends. She will
be interred in the Girard Cemetery in Kansas, next to her beloved husband,
Bill. Harriet was a firecracker and will surely light up the heavens. Those
who wish may make contributions to their local Humane Society. Arrangements
are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors, Burlington.


DELLA MARIE SNYDER
BURLINGTON — Della Marie Snyder, 96, died peacefully
in her sleep with her family by her side at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare on
July 12, 2001. She was born in East Farnham, Quebec, Canada, on March 5,
1905, daughter of Edward and Mary Louise (Langlois) LaPointe. Della was a
longtime member of St. Joseph Parish, of St. Anne’s Society, and of the
Confraternity of St. Joseph. She married Lester Snyder on June 7, 1927; he
predeceased her on Jan. 4, 1987. Della’s passion was her sewing; she had
many friends with whom she shared her wonderful zest for life. Until very
recently, she was still driving her own car. She is survived by two sons,
Rodney L. Snyder of Burlington, and Gerald P. Snyder and his wife, Rita, of
Burlington; her granddaughters and their spouses, Cheryl and Kevin Mitchell
of Colchester, and Shelly and Timothy Corley of Burlington; one grandson,
Todd Snyder of Burlington; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Mitchell,
Keegan Mitchell, and Colton Corley. Della was predeceased by 11 brothers and
sisters. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Frank Landry
and to Della’s niece, Martha Trotter, her special angel. A funeral service
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home,
85 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Interment will follow in Old Mount
Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9
p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be
made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate, 77 Hegeman
Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard
Funeral Directors.

JOHN RICHARD “”DICK”
WILLIAMS JR
ESSEX JUNCTION — John Richard “”Dick” Williams Jr., 63, of
Essex Junction died at his home July 12, 2001, surrounded by his family, after
a very courageous battle with cancer. Born Feb. 25, 1938, in Plattsburgh,
N.Y., the son of Mary and John Richard Williams Sr., he graduated from
Plattsburgh High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1956
until 1958. Dick joined the Facilities Department at IBM in Essex Junction in
1965 and retired in 1991. Dick was a member of the American Legion and VFW in
Essex Junction. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved to spend time
hunting at the family deer camp in Loon Lake, N.Y., and fishing at his camp on
Lake Ontario. He was a great fan of NASCAR and the New York Giants. He is
survived by his wife, Joyce (Brown) Williams of Essex Junction; four children,
Susan Williams of Essex Junction, Daniel Williams and his wife, Sue, of
Fletcher, Julie Maher and her husband, Ken, of Denver, Colo., and Dean
Williams and his partner, Kim Webb, of Fletcher; five grandchildren, Abby and
Kyle Williams of Fletcher, and Christopher, Cassidy and Shelby Maher of
Denver; two sisters, Mary Campbell of Boston, Mass., and Ann Horne and her
husband, Fran, of Rochester, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. He will be
greatly missed by his loyal springer spaniel, Streak. He was predeceased by
his father, John Richard Sr., in 1989; his mother, Mary, in May 2001; and a
brother, Peter Williams, in 1993, all of Plattsburgh. Visiting hours will be
held Sunday, July 15, from 4 to 6 p.m at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9
Pleasant St., Essex Junction. Memorial services will be Monday, July 16, at 11
a.m. in the funeral home with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Essex Junction.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Champlain Valley,
1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446, or to the American Cancer Society, 150
Kennedy Drive, Suite 4, South Burlington, Vt. 05403. The Williams family wish
to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Paul Unger and the staff at Fletcher
Allen Health Care for the wonderful care that Dick received during his
illness. Special thanks go to Julia Tardiff and Nancy Carlson of the Hospice
Program of the Champlain Valley for their compassion and guidance over the
past week.
July 13


JESSICA MARY BISHOP
BELVIDERE — Jessica Mary Bishop, age 18, passed
away unexpectedly with her Fiance George L. Weatherwax, her father Mitchell
L. Bishop and their friend Derrick Davis as the result of a senseless
tragedy at their home on Friday evening, July 13, 2001. Jessica was born on
May 11, 1983 in Morrisville, Vermont the daughter of Mitchell L. and Melissa
(McLean) Bishop. She had been a student at the Culinary Arts program at
Lamoille Union High School and graduating Class of 2000. She was most
recently employed with Cambridge Pharmacy. Jessica lived for her family and
was the soulmate of her Fiance George Weatherwax with whom she departed this
world. Her energy and wonderful personality will be greatly missed by all of
those who knew and loved her. She is survived by; her mother Melissa
“”Missy” Bishop of Belvidere, a sister, Angel Bishop of Belvidere, two half
sisters, Lisa Bishop, Jeannie Bishop, her maternal grandparents, William and
Olive McLean of Belvidere, many aunts, uncles cousins and friends. She was
predeceased by a brother, Asa Barry and her paternal grandparents, Mitchell
Lloyd and Mary (McCarthy) Bishop. Visiting hours will be held at the
Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Wednesday July 18, 2001 from 5-8 PM. Funeral
Services will be held on Thursday July 19, 2001 at 1:00PM in the Belvidere
Central School, 4515 Vt. Rte 109, Belvidere, VT with Reverend Elizabeth
Griffin of The United Church of Fairfax officiating. Interment will be at a
later date and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may
be made in Jessica’s memory to Project Prepared c/o Kitty Anderson, 25
Anderson Road, Cambridge, VT 05444. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich
Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax.

MITCHELL LLOYD BISHOP
BELVIDERE — Mitchell Lloyd Bishop, age 46, passed away unexpectedly with
his daughter, Jessica Bishop, and her Fiance George L. Weatherwax and their
friend Derrick Davis as the result of a senseless tragedy at their home on
Friday evening, July 13, 2001. Mitchell was born on April 7, 1955 in Fort
Devens, Mass., the son of the late Mitchell Lloyd and Mary (McCarthy)
Bishop. He was a self employed logger and sugarmaker over the years working
for Buttolph Maple Farm. He married the former Melissa “”Missy” McLean. He
was a wonderful, loving and devoted husband, father and friend who lived his
life for his family. His loss is great and will be greatly missed by all who
knew and loved him. He is survived by; his loving wife, Melissa “”Missy”
(McLean) Bishop of Belvidere, three daughters, Angel Bishop of Belvidere,
two daughters from a previous marriage, Lisa Bishop and Jeannie Bishop, four
brothers, Michael Bishop and his wife Darlene of Atlanta, Georgia, Stephen
Bishop and his wife Cindy of Johnson, VT, Russell Bishop and his wife Dale
of NH, Ben Bishop and his wife Michelle of Moscow, VT, four sisters Mary
Adams and David Baldwin of Northfield, VT, Donna Jewett and her husband Ted
of Montgomery, Floralee Johnson and her husband Scott of Morrisville, Sherry
Thayer and her husband Tony of Barre, two grandchildren, several aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was also predeceased
by a son; Asa Barry and a brother; Clifford Bishop. Visiting hours will be
held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 from 5 to
8PM Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 1:00PM in
the Belvidere Central School, 4515 VT. Rte.109, Belvidere, VT with Reverend
Elizabeth Griffin of The United Church of Fairfax officiating. Interment
will be at a later date and at the convenience of the family. Memorial
Contributions may be made in Mitchell’s memory to Project Prepared, c/o
Kitty Anderson, 25 Anderson Road, Cambridge, VT 05444. Arrangements are by
the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax.


RICHARD M. McGRATH
HINESBURG — Richard M. McGrath, 63, died Friday,
July 13, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, surrounded by
his loving family. Dick was born July 14, 1937, in East Orange, N.J., the
son of Lyman McGrath and Elizabeth (Field) McGrath. He attended Northeastern
University in Boston prior to the Vietnam War. He served his country during
the Vietnam era as a pilot in the U.S. Navy. Dick was a member of the
American Legion Post 91 in Colchester. He was a former member of the Milton
Rescue Squad and was a past Mason. He was last employed as an interface
technologist with the Springer Miller Co., based in Stowe. He is survived by
his wife, Lucille Mullican McGrath of Hinesburg; their children, Bruce
Gaynon of Colchester, Ruth Bessette of South Burlington, Jerald Gaynon of
Hinesburg, Mark Gaynon of Westford, and Timothy Gaynon of South Burlington;
14 grandchildren; his brother, Michael McGrath of Minnesota; his siterses,
Ann Carroll of Colorado, and Theresa Kincaid of California; and several
nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at
the Minor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 16, at 10
a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home located at 237 Route 7 South, Milton.


MARY RITA PFEIFER
BARRE — Mary Rita Pfeifer, 74, of 338 N. Main St.,
Barre, died July 13, 2001, at her home. Since May 1994, she had been a
member of St. Monica parish. She was born in Detroit, Mich., on Sept. 17,
1926, the daughter of Charles Pfeifer and Mary Calkins Pfeifer, joining two
older brothers, Charles 8, and Edward, 6. The family moved to Montpelier in
1931, where they attended St. Augustine Church, and the children were
enrolled in St. Michael’s Grade School and High School. In 1948, she
graduated from the College of Mount St. Vincent in Riverdale, N.Y., having
majored in art. Three years later, after receiving the Cardinal Spellman
Scholarship for study in the fine arts, she did graduate work for one
academic year in Florence, Italy, at Pius XII Institute, known locally as
the Villa Schifanoia. Later in her life, as a member of the Sinsinawa
Dominican Order, she taught art in parochial high schools in Chicago, Omaha
and Minneapolis. At that time also, she continued graduate work in the fine
arts at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Returning to lay life, she
taught art in the Montpelier public schools and served as state arts
consultant in the Department of Education. She left this position to open
the Right Angle, an art studio and supply shop in Montpelier. Immediately
after her year in Florence, she accepted a position with War Relief
Services, now called Catholic Relief Services. She worked on the United
States Escapee Program, both in Austria and in the then Free Territory of
Trieste. Years later, she resumed that interest by returning to work with
CRS, both in Rome and in New York. This time, for almost 11 years, she was
assigned to projects and problems occurring in the Middle East, North Africa
and Southern Europe. In 1988, she retired to Vermont, where failing health
limited her activity but did allow her to do some drawing and painting, and
to work on papers willed to her by a deceased friend and mentor, Monsignor
Joseph J. Harnett, in Catholic Relief Services. Here also, she took great
pleasure in the company of her surviving brother, Edward, his wife, Joan
Sheehey Pfeifer, and their four children, Justine, Elizabeth, Charles and
Martin, with their spouses and children. She remained in close contact with
Muriel Latham Pfeifer, the widow of her older brother, Charles, who
predeceased her in 1978. Calling hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Guare & Sons Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11
a.m. in St. Monica Church, Summer Street, Barre. Burial will be in St.
Augustine Cemetery in Montpelier. Contributions are not encouraged. Readers
are asked to remember Rita in their prayers, whatever form those may take.

JOHN
F. RINALDI
WINOOSKI — John F. Rinaldi, 56, of Winooski died unexpectedly
at his home Friday, July 13, 2001. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s
Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by the Lavigne Funeral Home, 132 Main
St., Winooski.

JOHN
F. RINALDI
WINOOSKI — John F. Rinaldi, 56, of Winooski passed away
unexpectedly in his sleep the morning of July 13, 2001. John was born March
21, 1945, in Middlefield, Conn., the son of the late Pasquale Rinaldi and Mary
(Jason) Rinaldi. A 1966 graduate of St. Michael’s College, he went on to
obtain his master’s degree and to teach math at Champlain Valley Union High
School. He became assistant principal for the Shelburne Middle School in the
the mid-1970s and had recently retired after 25 years of service at the
Chittenden South Supervisory Union (CSSU) as the assistant superintendent. He
was a member of the Winooski Community Development Corporation, Regional
Educational Television Network, technology committee at CSSU. and numerous
other state and local organizations, and was a founding board member of Cable
News Network (CNN) Newsroom. John served as guest faculty at Harvard
University and was a nationally recognized expert on the role of technology in
the classroom. John is survived by his wife, Susan (Germain) Rinaldi, whom he
married June 29, 1968, in the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel; and his
three children, Michael, Matthew and Maria. He is also survived by his sister,
Christine Rinaldi, and two brothers, David and Joseph Rinaldi. He was a loving
father, who cared deeply for his family and friends. He will be greatly
missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, July 17, at 1
p.m. in the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel in Winooski Park, Colchester.
Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Youth Orchestra
Association, P.O. Box 905, Burlington, Vt. 05402-0905, or Dollars For
Scholars, c/o Winooski High School, 80 Nmand St., Winooski, Vt. 05404.
Visiting hours will be Monday, July 16, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.


INEZ M. SISCO
RICHFORD — Inez M. Sisco, 97, died Friday, July 13, 2001,
in Verdelle Village ECF in St. Albans. She was born in Mansonville, Quebec,
on April 22, 1904, the daughter of the late Fred and Victoria (Desroches)
Sisco. Inez was a resident of Richford most of her life. She was a member of
the First Baptist Church. For many years, she was employed by Dr. F.J.
Lawlis in Richford. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her twin
sister, Ida, a sister, Fannie, and a brother, Clarence Sisco. Funeral
services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Spears Funeral Home, 140
Main St., Richford, with Pastor Dick Walsh officiating. There will be no
calling hours. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Sutton, Quebec.
For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the Franklin
County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.


EILEEN A. WATERBURY
STOWE — Eileen A. Waterbury, 87, died Friday, July
13, 2001, in Morrisville Center Genesis Eldercare. She was born in Bootle,
England, on Dec. 4, 1913, the daughter of the late Harold and Miniford
Barnsley. Eileen is survived by two daughters, Marion and her husband,
Stuart Baraw, of Stowe, and Marsha and her husband, Greg Morin, of West Palm
Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Sonja and her husband, Tim Raymond, of
Waterbury, and Scot and his wife, Mary Lou Baraw, of Stowe; three
great-grandchildren, Gregory Raymond of Waterbury and Jake and Jenna Baraw
of Stowe; two sisters, Edna Ames of West Hartford, Conn., and Marjory Dunn
of Pasadena, Calif. She was predeceased by her first husband and the father
of her children, Ralph Halliday, and by her second husband, Walter
Waterbury, and two brothers, Frederick and Reginald. A funeral service will
be held in the Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe on Monday, July 16, at 7 p.m.
There will be no calling hours. Interment will take place in East Cemetery
in Manchester, Conn., on Tuesday, July 17, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave.,
Morrisville, Vt. 05672, or the Morrisville Center Genesis Eldercare
Residents Fund, 72 Harrell St., Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are
under the care of the Stafford Funeral Home, Stowe.


GEORGE LYMAN WEATHERWAX
BELVIDERE — George Lyman Weatherwax, age 19,
passed away on his birthday unexpectedly with his Fiancee Jessica Mary
Bishop, her father Mitchell Lloyd Bishop and their friend Derrick Davis as
the result of a senseless tragedy at their home on Friday evening, July 13,
2001. He was born on July 13, 1982 in Fairfax, VT the son of Joseph Andrew
Walter and Nancy Mabel (Knox) Weatherwax. George attended BFA Fairfax School
before moving to Cambridge. He was a hard and dedicated worker employed with
Place’s Professional Concrete Company in Fairfax. George was a soft spoken
person who enjoyed the history of the Gothic era. He always looked forward
to hunting and fishing with his friends and father. But most of all, he
lived his life for his Fiancee and soulmate Jessica with whom he departed
this world. His loss is tremendously painful and will become a void in the
hearts of the many who knew and loved him. George is survived by; his
parents, Joseph and Nancy (Knox) Weatherwax of Cambridge, a brother, Andrew
Joseph Weatherwax and his fiancee Tanya Tucker of Cambridge, a nephew,
Andrew Joseph Robert Weatherwax of Cambridge, his paternal grandparents,
Walter and Marion Weatherwax of Colchester, his maternal grandparents,
George an Irene Knox of Cambridge, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home Wednesday July
18, 2001 from 5 to 8PM. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday July 19,
2001 at 1:00PM in the Belvidere Central School, 4515 VT. Rte. 109, Belvidere,
VT with Reverend Elizabeth Griffin of The United Church of Fairfax
officiating. Interment will be at a later date and at the convenience of the
family. Memorial Contributions may be made in George’s memory to Project
Prepared, c/o Kitty Anderson, 25 Anderson Road, Cambridge, VT 05444.
Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax.

July 14
ROBERT C. ARMS D.V.M.
RANDOLPH — Dr. Robert Arms, 77, died Saturday July 14, 2001 at the Gifford
Medical Center in Randolph. He was born in Burlington on July 15, 1923, the
son of Willard C. Sr. and Florence (Cummings) Arms. He was educated in
Burlington Schools and The University of Vermont, where he was a cross
country runner and a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He graduated from
Michigan State in 1946. He practiced in Holland, Michigan for two years and
was a member of the Optimist Club and Elks. On October 11, 1947, he married
Georgianna Wagner of Oak Park, IL. In 1949 they moved to Randolph where he
practiced Veterinary Medicine for 42 years, specializing in farm animals. He
was a member of the Montague Golf Club, Past. Pres. of the Vermont
Veterinary Association and the Randolph Rotary Club. In his earlier years,
he was active in Burlington 4-H. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and
golf. He leaves his wife of Randolph, three sons; Robert C. Arms of Hopewell
Jct., NY, Richard Arms of West Braintree, VT and Ronald Arms of St. George,
VT, two brothers; Chadwick Arms of Augusta, ME, and David Arms of
Burlington, and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother; Willard
C. Arms. Graveside services will be held at the Lakeview Cemetery in
Burlington on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 2:30 pm. There are no calling
hours. Donations may be made to the Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell
St., Burlington, VT 05405. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day
Funeral Home in Randolph.


BAXTER GAMMONS CLARK
RUTLAND — Baxter Gammons Clark, infant son of Edward
and Katrina (Wing) Clark died Saturday at home. He was born in Rutland on June
21, 2001. Surviving are his parents of Rutland, two brothers; Liam Clark and
Cameron Clark, his maternal grandparents; Leonard and Mary Wing of Rutland;
his paternal grandparents; William and MaryAnn Clark of St. George, VT, aunts,
uncles and cousins. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Christ
the King Church in Rutland. Friends may call Tuesday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at
Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


ARNOLD E. DUFAULT
WINOOSKI — Arnold E. Dufault, 58, of Winooski died
unexpectedly Saturday, July 14, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington. He was born in Burlington on May 31, 1943, the son of the late
Wilrose and Margaret (Donley) Dufault. Oct. 28, 1989, he married Mata Hurlburt
in Burlington. Arnold was a machine operator with E.B. & A.C. Whiting and Spe-
cialty Filaments for many years and was a member of the St. John’s Club. He is
survived by his wife, Mata Dufault of Winooski; his three children, Lisa
Billings of Burlington, Cassiah Hayes of Fairfax, and Arnold Slocum of
Winooski; four stepchildren, Marty Latulippe, Kelly Latulippe, Geraldine
Wright, and Wayne Latulippe, all of Burlington; 29 grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; a brother, Wilrose Dufault and his wife, Nancy, of
Colchester; and his sister, Evelyn Hathaway and her husband, Dick, of
Williston. He was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Slocum, and two
stepchildren, Brian and Tina Latulippe. Arnold will be greatly missed by his
family and his many friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 17,
at 11 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Holy Cross
Cemetery in Colchester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mrs. Mata
Dufault, 158 Main St., Apt. 2, Winooski, Vt. 05404. Visiting hours will be
held Monday, July 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel,
261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


KENNETH ”TED” HAYNES
BURLINGTON — Kenneth “”Ted” Haynes, 89,
formerly of 101 College St., died Saturday July 14, 2001 at Burlington
Health & Rehab. He was born in Bennington, VT on January 31, 1912 the son of
the late Guy K. and Harriet (Gee) Haynes. He served three and one half years
in the Army during WWII, three of which were in the South Pacific Theatre.
Many years ago, Ted worked at Colodny’s Market but will more readily
remembered as a longtime empoyee of the former L.P. Woods Sporting Goods
Store on Church St. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception in Burlington, a 60 year member of the Eagles Club and a life
member of both the VFW and BPOE #916. He is survived by his nephew, Rudolph
Paul Aust, Jr. and his wife Frances of N. Syracuse, NY; several grand
nephews, grand nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his two sisters,
Florence Murphy and Marion Haynes Melow. Funeral Services will be held in
the chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington on
Thursday July 19, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow in the family lot
in Lakeview Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers,
memorial gifts may be made to Silver Towers, c/o B.P.O.E. #916, North Ave.,
Burlington, VT 05401.


BEVERLY J. McDONOUGH
COLCHESTER — Beverly J. McDonough of Colchester
passed away Saturday, July 14, 2001, surrounded by her loved ones, following a
long and courageous battle with cancer, in the Vermont Respite House in
Williston. She was born May 28, 1933, in Iowa. She is survived by daughters
Kelly McDonough and Siobhan Mayer, both of Essex Junction. A complete obituary
will follow in Monday’s edition of The Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are
under e direction of Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest
Drive, Essex Junction.


BEVERLY J. MCDONOUGH
COLCHESTER — Beverly J. McDonough, 68, died July 14,
2001, at the Vermont Respite House surrounded by her loving family, after a
long and determined battle with cancer. Bev’s cancer was in advanced stages
when she was diagnosed but, in spite of the odds she was determined to
aggressively treat it. Throughout her treatment, she stayed optimistic and
uncomplaining. She battled hard against her loss of independence and was
patient and appreciative to all her caregivers. Her bravery and dignity were
inspiring. Bev was born in Carroll, Iowa on May 28, 1933. Later her family
moved to Santa Rosa, California. Bev graduated from the Santa Rosa High School
on June 14, 1951. Following high school she worked for the telephone company
instructing customers on the use of the new rotary telephone. There she met
and married Donovan McDonough on August 21, 1957. Together they had eight
children. They moved to Vermont in 1968 when Donovan took a faculty position
at St. Michael’s College in Colchester. Bev was a homemaker for many years
until 1974 when she began working as a nurses’ aide at Birchwood Terrace
Healthcare. She later became a physical therapy aide. She worked there for 27
years until her disease forced her to stop in December 2000. She appreciated
very much the caring support of the staff and residents of Birchwood
throughout her illness and the many cards, greetings, calls, visits, flowers,
meals and other gifts she received from her friends and co-workers there.
Their words of encouragement and hope were her sustenance in the past months.
Bev was an avid gardener and truly had a green thumb. She nurtured her small
gardens at Birchwood, at her home and at the homes of her children. She also
enjoyed baking and was well known for her apple pies and ginger snap cookies.
Bev also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and was addicted to her hand-held
Yahtzee game. Bev will be long remembered for her kindness and compassion for
others. She is survived be her six children; Terry Wickman and her husband,
Craig, of Bowling Green KY, Kelly McDonough and her husband, Denis Chernyshov
of Essex, Sean McDonough of Walnut Bottom, PA, Seamus McDonough of Oneida, NY,
Siobhan Mayer and her husband Thomas of Essex Jct., and Conan McDonough of
Colchester; twelve grandchildren, Alexander Schuler of Essex Jct., Sarah
Wickman of Crest Butte, CO, Keegan McDonough of Portland, ME, Craig Wickman
Jr., of Bowling Green, KY, Casey McDonough of Rumford, ME, Kasey Mayer of
Essex Jct., Jennifer McDonough of Burlington, Katia Chernyshov of Essex,
Nioclas Mayer of Essex Jct., and Dustin McDonough of Oneida NY; two sisters,
Sandy Perez of Santa Rosa, CA and Carolyn Higgins of Denver, CO; a brother,
Robert Higgins of Savannah, GA; and several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her parents Verle and Myrtle Higgins and two children; Deirdre
McDonough on July 18, 1988 and Padraic McDonough on October 22, 1988; a sister
Joyce and a brother Jerry. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2001
from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Mountain View Chapel, 68
Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at the Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church in Colchester. A reception will follow at the home of Kelly McDonough.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99
Alderbrook Lane, Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements are by the Ready Mountain
View Chapel, Essex Junction, VT.

EARL H. MILLS
BURLINGTON / PHOENIX, Ariz. — Earl H. Mills, 81, died July 14, 2001, with
family in attendance. He was born in Burlington where he attended Burlington
High School and Green Mountain College. He enlisted in the U.S.Coast Guard
early in WWII and served to the wars end. The family moved to Phoenix, Ariz.
in 1962. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeanne; sister, Elizabeth
Kelley; daughters, Sherry and Diane; son, Robert; nine grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews


MARGARET M. PERRIGO
SHELBURNE– Margaret M. Perrigo, 79, died peacefully
surrounded by her family July 14, 2001 at her home in Shelburne. Mrs.
Perrigo was born November 24, 1921 in Philadelphia PA., the daughter of
James and Mary (McVan) Lyons. She married Truman Perrigo in 1942. In 1964,
the couple moved to Shelburne. Mr. Perrigo predeceased her in 1983. Mrs.
Perrigo is survived by a son Joseph and daughter-in-law Deborah Perrigo of
Windsor; daughter Doris and son-in-law Marcel Laramee of Colchester;
daughter Margaret D. (Peggy) Perrigo of Shelburne; grandchildren Elisia and
Nicole Laramee of Colchester; Skip and Amy Nalette and Jill and Gregg
Perrigo of White River Junction. Mrs. Perrigo will be remembered for her
love of all things Irish, her faithfulness to her church and family and her
love of Bingo at Christ the King. Friends are invited to attend a memorial
Mass and celebration of her life led by her nephew Fr. James Lyons of
Philadelphia and Fr. Phil Lamothe assisted by her daughter-in-law Rev.
Deborah Perrigo at 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2001 in St. Catherine of Sienna
Catholic Church in Shelburne. Burial will follow in Shelburne Village
Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin & Palmer, 209 Falls Rd., Shelburne, VT is
in charge of arrangements.


PAUL STONE STRONG, M.D.
NAPLES, Fla. — Paul Stone Strong, M.D., 89, of
Naples, Fla., passed away Saturday, July 14, 2001. He was born in Astoria,
N.Y., and was educated at Columbia College and Columbia University College
of Physicians and Surgeons. He engaged in research in poliomyelitis,
meningitis and RH Factor blood disease. He served as a major in the U.S.
Army Medical Corps in England and Wales during WWII. A practicing
pediatrician in Huntington, N.Y., for more than 30 years, he was an original
associate in the North Shore Medical Group, retiring in 1976. He served as
Chief of the Pediatric Service and the Department of Pediatrics at
Huntington Hospital from 1948 to 1962. Dr. Strong was instrumental in
establishing clinical education for pediatricians at Huntington Hospital,
and was a clinical instructor in pediatrics at Columbia University. He is
remembered as a traditional family doctor, making housecalls and taking care
of sick children when and where they needed it. His selfless dedication to
his patients and their families was an inspiration to all. He retired to
Marco Island, Fla. in 1976. He loved cultivating his rose gardens and was an
avid tennis player and amateur photographer. All who knew him appreciated
his cheerful wit, ready smile and willingness to help his friends and
neighbors. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Strong of Naples; his former
wife, Melanie Bridgman Strong of Norwalk, Conn.; his four children, Mary
Sanchez of Williams, Ariz., Judith Williams of Monterey, Mass., David Strong
of Kings Park, N.Y., and Eric Strong of Burlington, Vt.; his five
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his nieces and nephews. A memorial
service will be held in Benson on Aug. 18.

July 15


LARRY DECKER
BURLINGTON — Larry Decker, 74, of Burlington died at his
home on July 15, 2001. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s
Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral
Directors.


LARRY S. DECKER
BURLINGTON — Larry S. Decker, 73, of Burlington died at
home with his family Sunday, July 15, 2001. He was born in Burlington on
Dec. 16, 1927, son of Henry and Evelyn (Barber) Decker. Larry had worked as
a manager for Burlington Housing Authority until his retirement. He was a
very kind person who loved to work; he went far beyond the call of duty as
manager at 230 St. Paul St. Larry was an avid Yankees fan. He dearly loved
his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 26 years,
Phyllis (Derry) of Burlington; two sons and their wives, Howard and Donna
Decker of Burlington, and Larry and Donna Decker of Colchester; two
stepsons, Wayne Derry of Williston, and James “”Sonny” Derry and his wife,
Jackie, of Rutland; a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Theresa Anderson
of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 10 grandchil- dren; seven great-grandchildren;
and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother,
Edward Anderson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Wednesday in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment to follow in Lakeview
Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N.
Winooski Ave., today from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the
American Heart Association, N.E. Affiliate Central Processing Center, 20
Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701-4688. Arrangements are by Boucher and
Pritchard Funeral Directors.

DREW A. GORDON
BARRE TOWN — Drew A. Gordon, 54, of Oak Drive died Sunday night, July 15,
2001, at his home after a long illness. Born on April 3, 1947, in Chicago, he
was the son of Dr. Nathaniel and Evelyn (Jones) Gordon. He came to Barre with
his family as a child and attended Barre schools, graduating from Spaulding
High School in 1965. June 1, 1974, he married Karen Gillander in Montpelier.
Since their marriage, they had made their home in Barre. He was a highway
construction foreman for the Palazzi Construction Co. and later for the Beck
and Bel- lucci Contractors for many years. He had managed road construction
jobs in New York state, Vermont and New Hampshire. Mr. Gordon enjoyed hunting
on Willey Hill in Topsham, cooking, motorcycling on his Harley-Davidson and
watching NASCAR racing on television. He had been affiliated with the Barre
Congregational Church, was a member of the Barre Elks Lodge 15 and the Mutuo
Inc. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Christine Gordon and
Marie Gordon, and a gran- daughter, Rachel Gordon, all at home; his mother
Evelyn Gordon Lauder of Lake Helen, Fla.; and a sister, Carol Gordon of
Chicago, Ill. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, July 21, at 11
a.m. in the Barre Congregational Church. Later interment will be in the
Hartford Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Contributions in his memory may
be made to the Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre,
Vt. 05641, or to the Elks Silver Towers, 15 Jefferson St., P.O. Box 245, Barre,
Vt. 05641. Services are under the direction of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral
Home

BRUCE
WAYNE KINGSLEY
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Bruce Wayne Kingsley of South
Burlington died July 15, 2001, of complications of diabetes. Bruce was born in
Burlington on Nov. 16, 1951, to Phyllis Dumas Kingsley and the late Rupert V.
Kingsley. He is survived by his mother; his children, Jennifer and Clovis
Yergeau, Jason and Jennifer Kingsley; grandsons, Nathan, Joshua, and Brandon;
his sister, Barbara Shenton and brothers, Rupert Jr. and Paul and their
spouses and children; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins. Bruce had been a
scout leader and enjoyed hunting. A graveside service will be held for
immediate family Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m in Eldredge Cemetery, Airport
Drive, South Burlington. Contributions in Bruce’s memory can be made to the
American Diabetes Association.


JEROME ALFRED MORIN
JOHNSON — Jerome Alfred Morin, 93, passed away on
July 15, 2001 at Genesis Elder Care in Morrisville. He was born in St.
Valerien,Quebec on August 5, 1907, the son of the late Joseph and Arthemise (Berube)
Morin. He is survived by two daughters; M. Delores and her husband, Rex Marsh
of Jeffersonville, Julienne C. Rarich of Plant City, Florida; six
grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 6 step-great grandchildren, two
great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Helene Racine of Acton Vale, Quebec
and Jeanne MacAurele of St. Valerien, Quebec; as well as many nieces and
nephews. Jerome was predeceased by six sisters and three brothers. A Funeral
Mass will be celebrated Wednesday July 18, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. in St. John the
Apostle Church, Johnson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Ledge Cemetery,
Johnson. Contributions may be made in Jerome’s memory to the American Cancer
Society, VT Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, VT 05602 or to Lamoille
Health & Hospice, Farr Avenue, Morrisville, VT 05661. Arrangements are under
the direction of desGroseilliers Funeral Homes, Main St., Johnson.


LEONARD NARCESSE PARENT
BURLINGTON — Leonard Narcesse Parent, 73, born
in Colchester on November 2, 1927, died peacefully at home surrounded by his
family and went to be with the lord on July 15, 2001 following a long
illness. He was predeceased by his parents Edmund and Maria (Deforge) Parent
and his beloved wife Ellen in September of 1978. Leonard attended Memorial
School in Winooski. He was a World War II Veteran, a former Chittenden
County Deputy Sheriff, and retired from the General Service Administration,
(GSA) at the Burlington Federal Building in 1982. He was a member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Loyal Order of Moose, R.V.A., A.P.W.U., was an
usher at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and enjoyed bowling, dancing, and was
an avid Yankee fan. He is survived by his 12 children and their spouses;
Ronald and Anne-Marie Sheppard of Fairfax, Patrick and Wenda Lockwood-Roberge
of Manchester, NH, Paul and April of Vergennes, Edmond and Judy of
Burlington, Jolene Antonellini and Mike of Virginia, Glendeen Parent and Ray
Reynolds of Essex Jct., Mary Robert and Rik of Williston, Arnold of
Burlington, Shelley Phillips and Richard of St. Albans, Cindy of CT, Leonard
(Lee) of Bolton, Ellie May Perry and Jeff of Richford; 35 grandchildren and
three-great grandchildren, three brothers; Bernard Joseph Parent of Florida,
Maurice Parent of So Burlington, Robert Parent of Florida; two sisters,
Sylvia Beaudoin of Burlington, Gloria Howard of Florida, many nieces,
nephews, a very special friend Elizabeth King and his estranged second wife
Doris Parent. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday July
18, 2001 at 12 noon in the Convent Chapel of the Sisters of Providence on
West Spring Street in Winooski. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park
Cemetery in So Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the American Heart Association, VT Affiliate, Inc., P.O. Box 486,
Williston, VT 05495 or to the Veteran’s Administration Center, North
Hartland Rd., White River Jct., VT 05009. Visiting hours will be Monday July
16, 2001 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday July 17, 2001 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
in the LaVigne Funeral Home, Inc., 132 Main St. Winooski, VT.


JOAN L. ROBERTS
COLCHESTER — Joan L. Roberts, 58, of Colchester died
peacefully July 15, 2001, at her home surrounded by her family and close
friends. She was born in Burlington on Aug. 16, 1942, the daughter of the
late Arthur and Eleanor (Atwood) Ellis. On Sept. 24, 1960, Joan married Leon
N. “”Scootie” Roberts in the North Avenue Alliance Church. Together they
owned and operated the Lakeshore Hardware Store for 18 years. Joan enjoyed
arts and crafts, gardening, traveling, roller coasters, and golfing. Her
favorite pastime was spending time with her family and friends. She is
survived by her husband, Scootie Roberts of Colchester; three children, Kim
Suchsland and her husband, Erik, of Jericho, Melanie Engstrom and her
husband, Jim, of Milton, and Leon N. “”Lee” Roberts III and his fiance,
Kelly Grabowski of Colchester; one grandson, Karl Suchsland; two brothers,
Thomas Ellis of Essex Junction, and Joseph Ellis and his wife, Lisa, of
Shelburne; one sister, Patricia Ellis of Louisiana; nieces and nephews; and
her best friends, Jackie and Neil Wells. The family would like to give their
heartfelt thanks to Jackie and Neil for the love and care you’ve shown our
family all these years. Also a special thank you to the VNA for their
compassion and care, especially Nancy Carlson. Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, July 18, at 11 a.m. in the United Church of Colchester on Main
Street. Burial will follow in Malletts Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations in her memory may be made to Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim
Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8
p.m in the Ready Funeral Home, North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington.

July 16


LAURA (EDDY) BASSETT
BURLINGTON — Laura (Eddy) Bassett, 89, of
Burlington died surrounded by her loving family on Monday afternoon, July
16, 2001, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Mrs. Bassett was born
Feb. 8, 1912, in Middlebury, the daughter of Ceylon and Mary Bosley Eddy.
She graduated from the Mary Fletcher School of Nursing in 1935 and had been
a registered nurse at Mary Fletcher, retiring in 1962. She was married to
Keith G. Bassett, who predeceased her in 1976. Laura is survived by her son,
Kenneth Bassett and his wife, Joan, of Vernon, Conn.; her two daughters,
Sandra Richards and her husband, Stanley, of Milton and Bonnie Bohnet and
her husband, Clifford, of Fitchburg, Mass.; several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; her brother, Ralph Eddy of Seminole, Fla.; and her very
dear friend, Reba Drabble. She was predeceased by her sister Jessie Briggs.
Friends may call on Laura’s family Thursday, July 19, from 3 to 8 p.m. at
the home of Sandra and Stanley Richards at 13 Barnum St. in Milton. A
memorial service will be held Friday, July 20, at 10 a.m. in the First
Congregational Church Chapel, South Winooski Avenue, Burlington. Burial will
immediately follow in the Church Memorial Gardens. Contributions in Mrs.
Bassett’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont
Affiliate Inc., 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by
the Minor Funeral Home of Milton.


JOHN A. BIRKETT
WINDSOR — John A. Birkett, 95, died Monday, July 16,
2001, in Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor following a brief illness. He
was born in Ferrisburgh on April 14, 1906, a son of Elmer P. and Cornelia
(Goss) Birkett. He attended schools in Ferrisburgh and Vergennes High
School, graduating in 1925. He married Nellie Maxham on May 31, 1935, in
Berlin, N.Y. In his earlier years, he was employed as a tree surgeon with
Armstrong Tree Service, working in Long Island, Ohio, and South Carolina.
Mr. Birkett was employed at the Weeks School in Vergennes from 1938 to 1941.
He then worked for Simmonds Aerocessories in Vergennes and in 1949 returned
to the Weeks School until transferring to the Vermont State Prison in
Windsor in 1954 as a maintenance mechanic. He was serving in the position of
stationary engineer at the time of his retirement in June 1973. He was a
member of Dorchester Masonic Lodge No. 1, Vergennes; Past District Deputy
Grand Master, 3rd Masonic District; York Rite Fraternities of Windsor;
Vermont Commandery No. 4; Windsor Chapter No. 6, R.A.M.; Council No. 8,
R.S.M.; Vermont Priory No. 45; and Ascutney Chapter, Order of the Eastern
Star, as Past Patron. He belonged to Mount Sinai Shrine Temple No. 3,
Montpelier, where he was a member of the Shrine Band. He was a member of the
Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church in Windsor. He loved music, playing
in bands and musical groups in Vergennes, Montpelier, Hartland, and
Claremont, N.H. He was a former member of The Moonlighters Band in Hartland.
Recently, he had been a member for several years of the group Bob Brown and
the Boys, playing the trombone in nursing homes and area churches. He is
survived by his wife of 66 years of Windsor; a son, Douglas J. and a
daughter, Marilyn L., both of Windsor; and several nieces and nephews. He
was predeceased by three brothers, Charles, Richard and Frank. There will be
no calling hours. A Masonic funeral service will be held Saturday, July 21,
at 2 p.m. in the Rachel Harlow United Methodist Church in Windsor. Burial
will be in Ascutney Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to American
Heart Association, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495.


WILLIAM M. CAYO
BURLINGTON — William M. Cayo, 75, died at Starr Farm
Nursing Home on Monday, July 16, 2001, following a lingering illness. He was
born in Burlington on Jan. 20, 1926, the son of the late Arthur Joseph and
Rhea (Patno) Cayo. He attended Edmunds Junior High School and Swanton
Novitiate. He is survived by his brother, George Cayo of Burlington; his
niece, Sherry Buckley and her husband, Ron, of Alaska; and several
grandnieces and grandnephews in aska. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Friday, July 20, at 1 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception with burial to follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. There are no
visiting hours. The family wishes to thank the dedicated and caring staff of
Starr Farm for the many years of wonderful care Bill received. In lieu of
flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Starr Farm Nursing Home, 98 Starr
Farm Road, Burlington, Vt. 05401 for the activity fund. Corbin & Palmer
Funeral Home,71 S. Union St., Burlington, is in charge of arrangements.

MARION JONES MCEWING
ESSEX — Marion Jones McEwing passed away Monday, July 16, 2001, at home with
her husband at her side and surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of
the late Raymond A. Jones and is survived by her mother, Ruth Chattin Jones of
North Hyde Park. Marion was married Aug. 23, 1958, to Robert A. McEwing in
Hyde Park. She was a graduate of Lamoille Central Academy in Hyde Park,
continuing her education at the Northwest Institute of Medical Technology in
Minneapolis, Minn. Marion worked at Kerbs Memorial Hospital in St. Albans in
the field of medical technology and for a number of years with Edwin Gates,
M.D, a diabetic specialist, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. After her marriage, she
traveled throughout the United States, living in Atlantic City, Syracuse,
N.Y., Chelmsford, Mass., Fayetteville, Ga., and 10 years in Anchorage, Alaska.
In 1977, she moved to Essex and was active in McEwing Fuels of Essex Junction
from which she retired in 1990. Marion was a supporter and dedicated volunteer
at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston. She was a member
of the First Congregational Church in Essex Junction. She enjoyed her gardens,
her panoramic mountain views and was an avid sheep farmer, but nothing gave
her greater pleasure than to fulfill her role as mother and grandmother.
Marion is survived by her husband, Robert A. McEwing of Essex; a son, Andrew
R. and his wife, Karen McEwing, of Bakersfield; three daughters, Sarah J.
McEwing of Ketchikan, Alaska, Susan L. and her husband, Thomas Kelly, of
Wilton, N.Y., Heather A. and her husband, Derrick Kendrew, of Essex; seven
grandchildren, Donovan (McEwing) Craft, Angus McEwing, Kevin Kelly, MacKenzie
Kelly, Mason Kelly, Robyn Kendrew, and Travis Kendrew; her sisters, Betty
Chapman and her husband, Ben, of Tyngsboro, Mass., Lorriane Urie and her
husband, Andrew, of East Craftsbury; one brother, Robert Jones and his wife,
Carolyn, of North Hyde Park; a sister-in-law, Ginny Jones of Tucson, Ariz.;
honorary sisters, Jackie Bixby of Essex and Kay Mack of Essex; and many
nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by a brother, Paul Jones of
Tucson. Marion would not have been able to live the last few weeks in the
peace and comfort of her home with her family without the help, compassion and
support of friends and the Visiting Nurses Hospice program. Particular thanks
is given to Julia Tardiff, LNA, with the Hospice program, for her loving
support and dedication to Marion. There are not sufficient words to thank
Julia, the VNA volunteers and that fine organization for their assistance. In
addition, grateful apppreciation goes to Dr. Marc Greenblatt, Deb Rowe, and
the Oncology Department at Fletcher Allen Health Care. A memorial service will
be held on Thursday, July 19, at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church of
Essex Junction. Burial will be held privately for the family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Stern
Center for Language and Learning, 135 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495,
or to the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Care, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester,
Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, July 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. in
the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex


KATHLEEN ADELINE MCVEIGH
RICHFORD — Kathleen Adeline McVeigh, 98, of
Richford passed away at the Our Lady of the Meadows Nursing Home in Richford
on Monday, July 16, 2001. She was born April 17, 1902, in Sherbrooke,
Quebec, Canada. Kathleen always worked caring for others. For 30 years she
was the housekeeper in the Little Flower Church in Bethesda, Mass., retiring
at age 85. For the last 13 years she made her home in Vermont. Her only
request was that you remember her in your prayers. The interment will be
private. Pearsons Funeral Service, 70 Church St., Lyndonville.


RONALD ROOD
LINCOLN — Ronald Rood, beloved husband, father, and
grandfathe,r went home to his Lord early in the morning on July 16, 2001.
His family was around him at his bedside. He was a well-known author,
photographer, teacher, naturalist, commentator, philosopher, humorist and
storyteller. His love of God, family, humankind and nature was the focus of
his life. He is survived by his loving wife, Peg; his children and their
spouses, Jan and Steve Buker, Tom and Julia Rood, Alison Rood and Mark
Cousino and David Peirce, and Roger and Nancy Rood; and his grandchildren
Josh Peirce and his wife, Kellie, Jennifer Buker, Jake Peirce, Jared Buker,
Vicki Cousino, Amber Rood, Yale Cousino, Cadden Rood, Hylda Rood, Flet Rood,
and Marshall Rood. Donations may be made to the Weathervane Senior Housing
Endowment Fund, 23 Quaker St., Lincoln, Vt. 05443, or to the Lincoln Library
Endowment Fund, 222 West River Road, Lincoln, Vt. 05443. Calling hours will
be Wednesday from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Rood home at 127 Sugar Bush Hill in
Lincoln. A memorial service will be held in the United Church of Lincoln on
Thursday, July 19 at 2 p.m. .

URBAN
ROY SHEPARD JR.
PANTON — Urban Roy Shepard Jr., 45, died Monday, July 16,
2001, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born July 16, 1956,
the son of Urban R. and Marjorie (Buck) Shepard Sr. Urban graduated from
Vergennes Union High School. He served in the Vermont Army National Guard. He
was employed by Harold Giard in Bridport. Urban is survived by his mother,
Marjorie Shepard of Panton; son Ethan, two daughters, Kim and Rosa; a
granddaughter; five sisters, Starr Phillips of Addison, Sheryl Ouellette of
Arizona, Sonia Holmes of Richford, Jolleen Shepard of Hartland, Crysta Rainey
of Panton; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be
held Friday, July 20, at 11 a.m at Vergennes Victory Baptist Church. Interment
will be in Grand View Cemetery in Addison. 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.


MORRIS L. SIMON
BURLINGTON — Morris L. Simon, of Burlington died Monday,
July 16, 2001, in The Arbors in Shelburne, at the age of eighty-three. He was
born March 20, 1918, in Union City, N.J., the third of four children of
immigrant parents, Isaac and Rae. Morris’ family owned a haberdashery in a
community of Italian and Jewish Americans. Morris worked at the store
throughout his youth. He was greatly influenced by his community. His days as
a kid playing street games like Ringaleeveo and Steal the White Flag, and the
time he spent at the Jewish Community Center, where he played and coached
basketball and acted in and directed plays, formed a reservoir of memory that
lasted a lifetime. In early adulthood, Morris was an administrative officer in
a medical unit during World War II, an artist in New York’s Greenwich Village,
and a student at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. After completing
his education at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and Cornell
University, Morris accepted appointment in 1954 at the University of Vermont,
where he taught political science for the next 30 years. Morris tried to
impart in his teaching what he had come to understand at Black Mountain
College. He felt that intellectual pursuits only have value when they are
connected to the common good. To succeeding generations of students, he taught
that an awareness of the individual’s responsibility to the community
underpins all learning that is worthwhile. Morris believed that individuals
have the capacity to make choices about what is best for themselves without
following prescriptions written by elites. Beginning in the late 1960s, he
directed UVM’s Experimental Program of the College of Arts and Sciences, which
permitted individual students to chart their own courses of study. Morris
believed that academics should not merely teach, but are obliged to take their
core beliefs into the world. He was an activist. He felt strongly that
“”attention must be paid” to every life lived. Across time, he committed his
thoughtful but determined passion towards the equal treatment of minorities
and against American involvement in Southeast Asia. He was an ardent supporter
of a woman’s right to choose and was active in local and state Democratic
Party politics. In being who he was, in doing as he did, he set an example of
purposeful integrity for many of us who matured in the 1960s and 1970s. Later,
he showed his grandchildren how fresh visions can spring from a life long
lived. Morris was a woodsman, but not a conventional one. A walk with him in
the forests of Hanksville, where he helped to build his family’s camp, was an
invitation to view nature in a distinctive way. In a tree’s exposed and
tangled roots Morris saw the Pentagon’s bureaucracy; in a beech’s crooked
branch he saw a dancer’s limb in arabesque; in the knot of a pine he saw a
woman’s breast. In his workroom he shaped nature’s suggestions into refined
and delicate sculptures. His work has been exhibited from time to time in the
Burlington area. Morris’ curiosity, his passion for discussion, his
generosity, and his essential gentleness both quickened and supported those
lucky enough to know him well. Morris’ wife of 33 years, Jeanne, died in 1980.
He is survived by two daughters Natasha and her husband Peter Miller of
Brooklyn, New York and Lisa, and her husband, Peter Nobes of Charlotte, two
grandchildren, Cory and Vera Simon-Nobes of Charlotte, his brothers, Herman
and Raymond, and their wives, Yvette and Lyn, nieces and nephews Robin,
Steven, Melissa, Brooke, Ronald, Mickey, Renee, and a special friend, Maize
Bausch. His sister Lillian predeceased him. The family wishes to thank all who
have been a source of support, especially Barbara Cupp of the Visiting Nurse
Association, and the caring and expert staff at The Arbors. A memorial service
will be held in the Pickering Room at the Fletcher Free Library on Sunday,
July 22, 2001, from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent
to the VNA, the Fletcher Free Library, or Spanish Refugee Aid.

 
July 17

PAUL
EMILE BOUCHARD
SHELDON — Paul Emile Bouchard, 75, a longtime resident of
Sheldon, died unexpectedly late Tuesday evening, July 17, 2001, at his home.
Paul was born in Franklin on Feb. 18, 1926, the son of the late Henri and
Nellie (Monfette) Bouchard. He attended schools in Franklin. May 22, 1947, he
married Cecile Rainville, who survives him. Since 1948 Paul owned and operated
a dairy farm in Sheldon. After retiring in 1988, he continued to work on the
farm part time. As an active member of the Sheldon community, he served on
many boards and commissions including the Town Selectboard, as lister and
auditor, on the Board of Civil Authority, Regional Planning Commission, Civil
Defense Board, Planning Commission, and the Board of Adjustment. He also
served as Justice of the Peace. For his dedicated service, Paul was awarded
the Vermont Public Service Award in 1999 by Gov. Howard Dean. Also, he was a
36-year member of the Sheldon Grange, 33-year member of the National Farmers
Organization and worked for ASCS appraising crops. He was very active in the
Vermont Democratic Committee, serving as local chairman for several years.
Paul was a member of St. Anthony Church in Sheldon Springs. He served for 53
years as a faithful and active member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Albans
Council 297, obtaining his Fourth Degree in 1961. He enjoyed spending time
with his grandchildren, traveling with his wife, and gardening. In addition to
his wife, Cecile, Paul leaves his children and spouses: Gerald and Michaeleen
Bouchard, Marcel and Laura Bouchard, Annette and Thomas Valley, Daniel and
Elizabeth Bouchard, Norman and Stephanie Bouchard, Lucien and Wanda Bouchard,
Pierre and Diane Bouchard, and Emilie Bouchard; grandchildren, Vanessa Valley
and Melissa, Michael, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Adam, Jeremiah, Amanda, Jessica,
Taytum, Haley and Justin Bouchard; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Paule Roy, Mrs.
Teresa Pierce, Mrs. Madeleine Rainville and Mrs. Rita Grenier. He was
predeceased by a son, Gerard, granddaughter, Joanna Valley, a sister,
Marguerite, and a brother, Philip. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Monday, July 23, at 11 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada St., Swanton. Father Marcel Rainville,
S.S.E. from the Office of Campus Ministry at Saint Michael’s College will be
the celebrant and homilist. Interment will follow in the Bouchard family lot
in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Sheldon Springs. Friends may call at the Kidder
Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton, on Sunday, July 22, from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Gifts in Paul’s memory may be made to Enosburg Rescue, Enosburg
Falls, Vt. 05450, Sheldon First Response, Sheldon, Vt. 05483, or to the
American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston,
Vt. 05495.


WALLACE E. HILL
MILTON — Wallace E. Hill died following a short illness
at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington July 17, 2001. A complete
obituary will appear in Thursday’s Burlington Free Press. Corbin & Palmer
Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction,is in charge of arrangement.


WALLACE E. HILL
MILTON — Wallace E. Hill passed away Tuesday, July 17,
2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born April 18,
1926, in Shelburne, the son of Edgar and Mary Hill. Wallace worked for the
L.D. Oliver Seed Co. for more than 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping and
playing music. He is survived by his wife, Sondra Hill of Milton; his five
children, Ray Hill of Milton, Martha Dezotell of Naples, Fla., Grace Lettow
and her husband, Axel, of Jeffersonville, Star Hill and her fiance, Cliff
Bullis, of Franklin, and Art Hill and his fiancee, Lucy Gaudette, of
Johnson; three grandsons; two granddaughters; many great-grandchildren; a
brother, Clifton Hill of Cambridge; and a sister, Eleanor Gardner of
Bristol. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Lane and Myrtle Wyman.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 20, at 10 a.m. in the Corbin and
Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. Visiting hours are
today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

 


ETHEL EDITH (WRAY) TABOR
SOUTH BURLINGTON / ST. ALBANS — Ethel Edith
Tabor, 89, formerly of Meadow Road, South Burlington, died Tuesday, July 17,
2001, in Verdelle Village Nursing Home in St. Albans, where she had been a
resident for several years. She was born in Mooers Forks, N.Y., on July 25,
1911, the daughter of Robert and Laura (Matott) Wray. Ethel was a hunter in
her younger years and she also loved fishing with the family at their camp
in Bolton. She was an avid gardener and took great pride in her beautiful
flowers and vegetables. She was a member of the First United Church of
Burlington. She is survived by her son, Merritt C. Gordon of Westford; three
grandchildren, Dorothy Boutin of Westford, Keith Gordon of Burlington, and
Cindy Gordon of Fletcher; three great-grandchildren; her niece Edith LaDieu
and her husband, Kenneth, of Plattsburg, N.Y.; and several nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Merritt C. Gordon Sr., on
Nov. 16, 1964; her second husband, Robert H. Tabor Sr., on May 21, 1982; and
her sisters and brothers. Funeral services will be today, July 19, at 1 p.m.
in the chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington,
with burial in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be in the funeral home
from noon until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts
may be made to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20
Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701.

 
July 18
 


ARSENE FRADETTE
EAST HARDWICK — Arsene Fradette, 78, of East Hardwick
died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Arsene was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Plessisville, Quebec, the son of Alphonse
Fradette and Marie Poulin Fradette. Arsene and his family moved to East
Hardwick on Sept. 4, 1959. His lifelong work was farming and woodworking. He
and his devoted and loving spouse, Denise Michaud, were married for 52 years
and raised a family of eight children. Arsene was an active member of his
community and church, giving freely of his gifts and time. Arsene’s creative
talents were continuously used. The eight-sided home that he built as a
gathering place for family and friends was a place where much joy and
sharing constantly occurred. He was a generous, kind, giving and playful man
that we all loved and will dearly miss. Arsene was a fourth degree member of
the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Denise Michaud Fradette;
their eight children, Rene and his wife, Sharon, of East Hardwick, Claire
and her husband, Wiliam Pace, of Fairfield, Conn., Mario and his wife,
MaryJane of Hardwick, Lise and her husband, Lawrence Hamel, of Hardwick,
Robert and his wife, Deborah, of Barnardston, Mass., Alain and his wife,
Jayne, of Hardwick, Johanne of Burlington, and Micheline and her husband,
David Woolson, of Plainville, Mass.; 24 grandchildren, Amy, Jensa, Sddita,
William, Christine, Thomas, Katherine, Julie, Marie, Serena, Joseph, Laura,
Andrew, Justin, Lucas, Christopher, Joseph, Ellen, Denise, Carol, Kevin,
Aimee, Jacob, and Eric; two great-grandchildren, Lillian and Anna; two
brothers, Raoul and Jean-Louis, both of Canada; and a sister, Rita, also of
Canada. He was predeceased by 12 older brothers and sisters. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 21, in St. Michael Church
in Greensboro Bend by the Rev. Michael Augustinowitz at 11 a.m. Burial will
follow in St. Michael Cemetery. A celebration of Arsene’s life will occur at
the summer home he created in East Hardwick immediately after the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Hardwick
Rescue Squad, Hardwick, Vt. 05843. The family will receive friends Friday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Church
Street, Hardwick. Arrangements are under the direction of des Groseilliers
Funeral Homes, Hardwick.


FRANCES E. (FRENCH) PLOOF PROCTOR — Frances E. (French) Ploof, 92,
died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in University of Massachusetts Memorial
Hospital in Worcester. Mrs. Ploof was born July 30, 1909, in Proctor, the
daughter of Charles E. and Grace (Worden) French. She was a former resident of
Proctor and Fair Haven before moving to Florence, Mass. For the last year, she
resided at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westboro,
Mass. She was a graduate of Proctor High School, Class of 1926, and was class
salutatorian. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in
1921, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Upon graduating from UVM,
she taught home economics at several high schools in Vermont including
Middletown Springs H.S., Chester H.S., Derby Academy, Lyndon Institute, Fair
Haven H.S., and Proctor H.S.; and Torrington (Mass.) H.S. and Dalton (Mass.)
Junior H.S., from which she retired in 1974. She also served as student
dietitian at Hartford H.S. and Berkeley H.S. in Hartford, Conn. While residing
in Florence, she was a member of the Florence Congregational Church and the
Friendship Circle, Joel Tayder Chapter 171, O.E.S., in Haydenville, Mass.;
Peace Party Chapter, D.A.R., in Pittsfield, Mass.; and an associate member of
the Betty Allen Chapter, D.A.R., in Northampton, Mass. She is survived by her
husband, Merrill H. Ploof of Grafton, Mass., whom she married March 25, 1944,
in Proctor; a son, Richard E. Ploof and his wife, Sheila, of Granville, N.Y.;
a daughter, Linda Jane Grandbois and her husband, Edward, of Grafton, Mass.;
three grandsons, Richard Ploof Jr., Brian Ploof and David Ploof; a
granddaughter, Stephanie Grandbois; two great-granddaughters, Brittany and
Jessica Ploof; and a great-grandson, Matthew Elija Ploof. She was predeceased
by a sister, Ruth E. French, in 1986, and two brothers, Herman E. French, in
1977, and Worden E. French, in 2000. Funeral services will be held Monday at
11 a.m. in the Union Church of Proctor. Committal services will follow in
Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at
the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford. A luncheon will follow the committal
service for family and friends in the Holiday Inn, Green Mountain Room, Route
7 South, Rutland.


KIMBERLY A. WELLS
PERU, N.Y. — Kimberly A. Wells, 29, of Pleasant Street
died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in
Plattsburgh. She was born April 4, 1972, in Plattsburgh, the daughter of
Michael Wells and Bonnie (Martin) O’Brien. Kimberly was a resident of Sunmount
Rehabilitation Facility in Tupper Lake for 21 years until moving to an IRA
facility in Peru in 1994. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Bonnie
and Leo O’Brien of South Burlington, Vt., and her father and stepmother,
Michael and Sharon Wells of Suffolk, Va.; a stepbrother, Corey Wells; a
stepsister, Samantha Wells; grandparents Orville and Lucille Wells of Sebring,
Fla.; her uncle and aunt, Thomas and Lisa Wells and family of Plattsburgh; the
Leo O’Brien family of South Burlington; and all her friends and caregivers.
Kimberly was predeceased by her sister, Melissa Wells, in 1992. Calling hours
will be held Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in
Plattsburgh. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home
chapel. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh. Donations may be
made to the Advocacy Resource Center, P.O. Box 826, Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901.

 
July 19
 


RUTH B. ISHAM
FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. / MONTPELIER — Ruth B. Isham, 72, of
5914 Greenbriar Terrace, Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of Montpelier, died
at 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2001, at her home. Born May 12, 1929,
in New York, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late George E. and Eleanor
(Latham) Bicknell. She was the wife of Elbert “”Ike” Isham, whom she
married Aug. 26, 1950, in Milton. A 1947 graduate of Milton High School and
a 1951 graduate of the University of Vermont, she had worked as a librarian
at Montpelier Elementary School, retiring in 1987. Aside from her husband,
she is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth C. Casella of Chatham, N.J.; three
sons, David L. of Georgia, Jon E. of Atlanta, Ga., William H. of San Diego,
Calif.; a brother, James E. Bicknell of Denver, Colo.; and four
grandchildren.

 

ALICE D. LOMARTIER COLCHESTER — Alice D. Lomartier, 89, of Colchester
died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston
following a long illness. A full obituary will appear in Saturday’s Free
Press. Arrangements made by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St.,
Winooski.

ALICE
D. LOMARTIRE
COLCHESTER — Alice D. Lomartire, 89, of Colchester died
Thursday, July 19, 2001, in Vermont Respite House in Williston following a
long illness. She was born in Winooski on April 19, 1912, the daughter of the
late Tony and Georgianna Defino. She was married to Samuel Lomartire, who
predeceased her in May 1961. Alice worked in the American Woolen Mill in
Winooski and owned and operated Lomartire’s Vegetable Stand in Colchester for
many years. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Lomartire of Colchester and
Cosimo Lomartire and his wife, Sandra, of Colchester; a granddaughter, Cindy
L. Patton of Virginia; two grandsons, Ryan Michael and Marc Andrew Patton of
Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by a
granddaughter, Shelly Lynn Lomartire; and several brothers and sisters. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 23, at 11 a.m. in St.
Stephen Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will be in St. Stephen Cemetery
in Colchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.
Visiting hours will be Sunday, July 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne
Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.


ELIZABETH DOWER SARGENT
NORTH HERO — Elizabeth Dower Sargent, 77, of
Pelot Point, North Hero, passed away July 19, 2001, after a long illness.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, July 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Corbin &
Palmer Funeral Home in Burlington. Her parish priest, Father Phillip Branon,
will say a few prayers immediately following the visiting hours. She will be
interred in a family plot with a graveside service in Green Mount Cemetery in
Montpelir at a later date. A full obituary will appear in Monday’s Free Press.


ELIZABETH DOWER SARGENT
NORTH HERO — Elizabeth Dower Sargent, 77, of
Pelot Point, North Hero, passed away July 19, 2001, after a long illness. She
was born in Montpelier on Sept. 27, 1923, the daughter of Frederick P. and
Agnes (Fountain) Dower. Betty graduated from St. Michael’s High School in 1941
and attended Vermont Junior College and Chandler Secretarial School in Boston,
Mass. In 1945, she married Harry Alyn Seavey, an avid, professional pilot.
Together they owned and managed a small airport in North Haverhill, N.H.,
before moving to Long Island, where Harry pursued a career with American
Airlines. They led an adventurous lifestyle, traveling and boating
extensively, with their two young daughters, Linda and Sandra. Betty was
widowed in 1959; her husband lost his life in a tragic accident. The family
returned to Vermont, where Betty later married Ralph B. Goodrich of South
Burlington, a widowed father of four. They led a very active social life among
a large family and many friends who shared their interests in boating and
skiing. After divorcing, Betty was active in the community with various
volunteer positions that fit nicely with her caring and giving nature. Betty
was married in Bristol in 1981 to Raymond W. Sargent, a mechanical engineer
and boat designer/builder. They enjoyed many years of year-round living on
their houseboat, the Ver Lesta, on Lake Champlain. They also traveled through
the East Coast waterways and spent some winters in Florida on their boat,
returning to North Hero, their permanent home, each time. Betty endeared the
hearts and enriched all who knew and cared for her. Betty enjoyed and left a
wonderful legacy to her family by her genealogy research and using her love of
writing in passing on family memories. She wrote in a prelude to her first
writing gifts she gave her daughters . . . “”A lot of hard work goes into
anything that is done well. The rewards are great no matter how little or how
great the task. I am proud of my life. I have done well and my family has
always come first.” Values that she lived throughout her life and passed on
to those around her. In her final years of illness, her devoted husband, Ray,
provided incredible support as her primary caregiver. We also wish to extend
our deepest appreciation for the compassionate care Betty received from the
Starr Farm Nursing Center staff. Her surviving family would like Betty to be
remembered for her graciousness, gentle manner, love of animals, and her kind,
compassionate way. Betty is survived by her husband, Raymond Sargent of North
Hero; her two daughters, Linda Seavey and her husband, Carl Frenning, of South
Hero, and Sandra Seavey Forte and her husband, Angelo Forte, and their three
children, Joshua, Courtney, and Caitlin, of Monroe, Conn. She was predeceased
by her one sister, Kathryn D. Greer. She is also survived by her
brother-in-law, Earl B. Greer of Florida and Burlington, and their six
children, Kathy Agel, Susan, Frederick, William, Richard Greer, and Jory
Curran; her sister-in-law, Marilyn Rogers of Lebanon, N.H., and her three
children, Mark, Nan, and Matt; her brother-in-law, Marvin Seavey of Columbus,
Miss.; her cousin, Pat and her husband, Frank Heinrich; and many cousins,
nieces and nephews of the Greer, Heinrich, and Dower families. As a family, we
want to thank all of Betty’s wonderful, lifelong friends and family members
who — over the years have made her life so fulfilled — Midge and John Clark,
Bea Gerlack, Margaret Holcomb, Connie Nutter, and Mary Salmon. And special
thanks to Pam Heinrich Macpherson for her extraordinary support in the last
few weeks of her life. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, July 24, from 4 to
6 p.m. at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home in Burlington. Her parish priest,
Father Phillip Branon, will say a few prayers immediately following the
visiting hours. A reception to follow — location to be announced. She will be
interred in a family plot with a graveside service in Green Mount Cemetery in
Montpelier at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, 338 River St.,
Montpelier, Vt. 05602.


AMELIA ANTONIA ACEBO SPERRY
CORNWALL — Amelia Antonia Acebo Sperry, 83,
passed away Thursday, July 19, 2001, in Clarksville, Iowa. She was born in
Barre on Oct. 8, 1917, the daughter of Jose Manuel and Leonor Gomez Acebo. Her
parents had immigrated from Spain to make their home in Vermont. Amelia
graduated from Quincy (Mass.) High School and went on to attend Bridgewater
State College in Bridgewater, Mass. She graduated in 1941 with a bachelor’s
degree in elementary education and accepted her first teaching position in a
one-room schoolhouse in Cornwall. She boarded there in the home of Floyd and
Lena Sperry, where she met and fell in love with their son, Ronald. Amelia and
Ronald were married July 9, 1945, in the parsonage of the Cornwall
Congregational Church. Amelia later returned to teaching in the elementary
school in Bristol, where she taught for more than 30 years. She was, above all
else, a teacher. Amelia loved music, reading and gardening. For many years,
she also enjoyed knitting. In her most recent years, she followed sports teams
on television, especially the Boston teams. Tennis and basketball were her
favorite sports to watch. And, until her death, she had a passionate love of
crossword puzzles. Amelia went to live in Clarksville after a stroke in the
fall of 1999. She is survived by a son, Ronald Sperry Jr. and Marilyn Hinsdale
of Huntington; a daughter, Deborah Walters and her husband, David, of
Clarksville, a daughter-in-law, Judy Sperry of Middlebury; two sisters,
Phyllis Acebo and Synn McGlynn, both of Massachusetts; seven grandchildren,
Rhonda Nichols, Beauzetta Sperry, Paula Sperry, Anne Marie Walters, Paul
Walters, Nathan Greer and Benjamin Greer. Amelia was predeceased by her
parents, her brother, Jose, her husband, Ronald Sperry, in 1998, and an infant
son. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral
Service, 117 S. Main St., Middlebury, Graveside committal services and burial
will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Cornwall.


DONALD A. SUNSERI
WEST GLOVER — Donald A. Sunseri, 62, artist and
founding director of the GRACE Program, died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at his
home in West Glover. An artist and teacher, Mr. Sunseri came to Vermont in
1975, where he had since made his home. He started an arts program at the
Greensboro Nursing Home, which has expanded into GRACE, an internationally
acclaimed organization facilitating the creativity of untrained artists in
many communities. He leaves his best friend and companion, Bertold Francke of
West Glover; a son, Dakota, and grandson, Anthony Don, of Los Angeles, Calif.;
a brother, Dennis Sunseri of Addison, Ill.; and a sister, Diane Chilibovyitsch
of Elgin, Ill. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 23, in
the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jeff Kellam officiating.
Interment will follow in Andersonville Cemetery in West Glover. Contributns in
his memory may be made to the GRACE Program, Attn.: Carol Putnam,
Administrator, P.O. Box 960, Hardwick, Vt. 05843. The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral
Home of Craftsbury Common is in charge of arrangements.

 
July 20
 


STEPHEN W. BILLADO
HIGHGATE CENTER — Stephen W. Billado, 28, died
Friday, July 20, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Funeral
services will be held Monday, July 23, at 11 a.m. in the Franklin United
Church with Pastor Mike Long officiating. Interment will follow in
Missisquoi Cemetery in Enosburg Falls. Visiting hours will be held Sunday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg
Falls. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s Free Press.


STEPHEN W. BILLADO
HIGHGATE CENTER — Stephen W. “”Bugaboo” Billado,
28, died Friday, July 20, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
Stephen was born in St. Albans on May 15, 1973, the son of Douglas and Ruth
(Guthery) Billado. Stephen was a resident of Highgate for the past four
years and was a former resident of Richford, where he was a 1991 graduate of
Richford High School. While in high school, he worked on the Dale Tessier
farm. He attended VTC in Randolph Center and then was employed at Barrette’s
in Swanton. He was currently employed at Paquin’s in St. Albans, where he
loved his work and was loved by all his co-workers for his sense of humor.
He was a former member of the Swanton Fire Department and a Black Belt in
Tae Kwon Do. Stephen loved hunting, fishing and camping. Most of all,
Stephen cherished the time he spent with his daughter and wife. He will be
missed and loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Anna-Maria
(Delorme) Billado, and his daughter, Alexis Billado, both of Highgate
Center; his parents, Douglas and Ruth (Guthery) Billado of Richford; two
sisters and their husband, Christine and Mark Carpenter, and their children,
Levi and Bradley, of Richford, and Karen and Michael Paul of Richford; his
maternal grandfather, Delmar Guthery of Ava, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Bonnie
Stowe and Dennis Demar of Franklin; his father-in-law and his wife, Robert
and Terry Delorme of Franklin; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was
predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Jessie (Stancil) Guthery, and his
paternal grandparents, Carroll and Eleanor (Lackey) Billado. Funeral
services will be held Monday, July 23, at 11 a.m. in the Franklin United
Church with Pastor Mike Long officiating. Interment will follow in
Missisquoi Cemetery in Enosburg Falls. Visiting hours will be held Sunday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg
Falls. For those who wish, contributions in Stephen’s memory may be made to
the Alexis Billado College Fund, c/o Ronna Scott, 63 Meadow Lane, Highgate
Center, Vt. 05459.


RUSSELL A. DION
TURNERS FALLS, Mass. — Russell A. Dion, 75, died
Friday, July 20 at the Vermont Respite House. He is survived by his wife of
nearly 50 years, Helen Dion; his three sons and their families, Edward and
Pamela Dion of Davie, Fla., William and Terri Dion of Essex Junction,
Richard and Laura Dion of Manchester, Conn.; his daughter and family, Teresa
and Peter Coffin of So. Deerfield, Mass.; his 10 grandchildren, Jennifer,
Sara, Stephanie, Aimee, Colleen, Kevin, Kimberely, Connor Dion and Joshua
and Adam Coffin. Funeral services were held in Turners Falls, Mass on
Tuesday, July 24, 2001.


ROBERT HOOPER HARDWICK — Robert Hooper, 79, died unexpectedly at his
home Friday, July 20, 2001. He was born in Hardwick on June 10, 1922, the son
of J. Bert and Gladys (Stanford) Hooper. Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran
serving during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of war.
Following his honorable discharge, he was recalled by the Navy and served
during the Korean Conflict. He was a 54-year member of American Legion Post 7
of Hardwick. Robert was a former 38-year member of the Hardwick Fire
Department. In his early years, he drove a bus for the New York Institute for
the Blind and trucks for Roland Ames and Mack McCanna. He then became a
self-employed plumber. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Bertha (Couture); a
daughter, Deborah and her husband, Allen Lawson; a granddaughter, Lanna of
Walden; a brother, Richard Hooper of Hardwick; and a sister, Roberta Baker of
Danville. Robert was predeceased by an infant son. His family will receive
friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Church
Street, Hardwick. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will
be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Norbert Church in Hardwick with
interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Hardwick. Contributions in Bob’s
memory may be made to the Hardwick Rescue Squad, Hardwick, Vt. 05843.
Arrangements are under the direction of des Groseilliers Funeral Homes,
Hardwick


JULIETTE ROCHELEAU
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. — Juliette Rocheleau, 70, died
Friday, July 20, 2001, at her home in Crystal River under the loving care of
her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Juliette was born in Burlington, Vt.,
on Aug. 23, 1930, the daughter of Orel and Corinne Rocheleau. Juliette became
a seasonal resident of Boynton Beach in 1972, spending her summers at her
lakeside home in Colchester, Vt., and most recently wintering in Crystal
River. She was owner/operator of Bel-Aire Motel, the first motel in the
Burlington area, from 1953 to 1967. Juliette was a parishioner of St. Benedict
Catholic Church in Crystal River and a previous parishioner of St. Mark parish
in Boynton Beach, Holy Cross parish in Colchester and Christ the King in
Burlington. She was a choir member in all of the above-listed parishes, a
Third Order Carmelite since 1952, a member of the Legion of Mary and The
National Council of Catholic Women. Juliette was preceded in death by her son,
George John Duprat, and her brother, George Rocheleau. She is survived by her
four daughters and their spouses, Carol Brouillard and William Thompson of
Colchester, Mary Ellen and Bartolo Iturrey of Boynton Beach, Sarah and Peter
Capodieci, and Suzanne and Gary Cummins, all of Crystal River; eight
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister and her spouse, Lucille and
Rene Bedard of Burlington; a brother and his spouse, Donald and Margaret
Rocheleau of Boynton Beach and South Hero, Vt.; a sister-in-law, Jeannette
Rocheleau of South Burlington, Vt.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Juliette had the ability to touch all those she met with her grace, dignity
and unconditional love of all. She will be greatly missed. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic
Church in Colchester with interment to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski
Ave., Burlington, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements are by Boucher and
Pritchard Funeral Directors.


EVELYN MAY WILLIAMS
NORTH FERRISBURG — Evelyn May Williams, 86, died
Friday, July 20, 2001, in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She was
born April 29, 1915, in North Ferrisburg, the daughter of Harvey and Bertha (LaCoy)
Williams. Evelyn attended the North Ferrisburg United Methodist Church. She is
survived by her sister, Melba Myers of North Ferrisburg, and several nieces
and nephews. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in North
Ferrisburg Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Addison County Humane
Society, or Boardman Street, Middlebury, or Addison County Home Health and
Hospice, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes is in
charge of arrangements.

 
 
 
July 21


BARBARA (CLARK) ABBOT
NORTH HERO / DANVILLE, Calif. — Barbara (Clark)
Abbot of Danville, Calif., died unexpectedly Saturday, July 21, 2001, at
Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, while vacationing in North Hero.
She was born March 28, 1926, in Burlington, the daughter of Richard
Greenwood Clark and Mildred Scamman Clark. Mrs. Abbot graduated from the
University of Vermont in 1948 and received her master’s degree in English
from Tufts University in 1951. She taught for 30 years in Danville schools
until her retirement in 2000. She is survived by her husband, David; four
children, Richard V. Abbot of California, Margaret R. Abbot of California,
Melinda A. Kotler of Pennsylvania and Bruce C. Abbot of California; six
granchildren; her sister, Elizabeth Clark Vialle of Concord, Mass.; and
several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A memorial service
will be celebrated in Danville on Saturday, July 28. Local arrangements by
Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington.

TOMMY CARL EVARTS
COLCHESTER — Tommy Carl Evarts, 43, of Colchester passed away at his home
after an extended illness, Saturday, July 21, 2001. Tommy was born May 25,
1958, in Middlebury, the son of Judson Carl and Shirley Mae (Collins)
Evarts. He worked for many years as a waiter for area restaurants. Tommy
leaves his beloved partner of 11 years, Ted Fellows of Colchester, and his
large family including his mother, Shirley Evarts of Charlotte; his many
brothers and sisters, Linda Cooper of Charlotte, Terry Booska of Bristol,
Pamela Whittemore of New Haven, Robert Evarts of Vergennes, Nancy Hadley of
Colchester, his twin brother, Timmy Evarts of Charlotte, and Cherri Evarts
of Colchester. He was predeceased by his father, Judson C. Evarts, and two
brothers, Judson and Scott. He also leaves two sisters-in-law and many
brothers-in-law; numerous loved nieces and nephews, and an extended family
of close friends. We will all miss his wit and cute smile. A funeral service
will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at 1 p.m. in Christ Church,
Presbyterian, located on the Redstone campus of the University of Vermont,
by the Rev. Becky Strader. There will be no visiting hours. However, the
family will receive friends at the church from noon until the hour of the
service in the church. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery in
Charlotte. Contributions in Tommy’s memory may be made to Vermont C.A.R.E.S.,
P.O. Box 5248, Burlington, Vt. 05402-5248. Arrangements are by the Minor
Funeral Home, Milton.
 

JOHN
H. IRISH
EAST FAIRFIELD — John H. Irish, 75, was pronounced dead
Saturday, July 21, 2001, upon arrival at Northwestern Medical Center. John was
born in Fletcher on Sept. 2, 1925, the son of the late Donald and Julia
(Tierney) Irish. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a
member of the Enosburg American Legion Post 42 and Robert Glidden Post 758 of
the VFW. He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church. Mr. Irish was a dairy
farmer most of his working life. Sept. 22, 1946, he married Virginia Miller,
who died June 29, 1990. He is survived by seven children and their spouses,
Judy and Louis Leberge of Charlotte, John Jr. and Donna Irish of Santee,
Calif., Bill Irish and his companion, Penny Nye, of Sheldon, Kathy Marshia and
her companion, Ken Forbes, of Montgomery Center, Dottie and Donald Menard of
Sheldon, Tim and Rhonda Irish of Swanton, and Joan and Gary Gosselin of St.
Albans; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara Paquette of
Williston, Betty Longway of Essex Junction, and Janice Stevens of Tennessee;
and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents, John was
predeceased by a sister, Patricia Fleury, and three brothers, Ronald, Bertrand
and Donald Irish Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday
at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque
Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., St. Albans, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Interment
will be in the Irish family lot in St. George Cemetery in Bakersfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell
St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady &
Levesque Funeral Home, St. Albans.

 


ELEANOR MAY (BENEVENTO) NORDSTROM
ESSEX JUNCTION — Eleanor May (Benevento)
Nordstrom died Saturday, July 21, 2001, in Green Mountain Nursing Home in
Colchester after an extended illness. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April
18, 1935, the daughter of the late Michael and Martha (Lande) Benevento. She
attended schools in Brooklyn and graduated with honors from Central High
School of Needle Trades of the City of New York, Class of January 1953.
Eleanor had worked for Sears and Abernethy’s. She was very supportive of
military wives’ clubs during her husband’s military career and held many
offices. The couple was very fortunate to be among the survivors of the
Alaskan earthquake. Eleanor was a life member of the ladies Auxiliary, VFW
Post 6689 of Essex Junction. She enjoyed bingo and bowling and especially time
spent with her family. She is survived by her husband, Gustav A. Nordstrom
Jr., whom she married April 18, 1953, in Brooklyn; their daughter, Nancie
Murdough and her husband, Bruce; three grandsons, Bruce II, Casey and Keith
Murdough; her sister, Martha DiMaggio and her husband, Anthony; her brother,
Vincent Benevento and his wife, Sara; and many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her parents, Michael and Martha Benevento; a brother, George
Benevento; and her beloved only son, Gustav A. Nordstrom III, in 1987. The
family wish to extend their gratitude for the loving care and kindness Eleanor
received from the dedicated staff of Green Mountain Nursing Home. They are
truly very special people. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Tuesday, July 24, at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church in Essex Junction with
burial to follow in the family lot in Holy Family Cemetery. Visiting hours
will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant
St., Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Essex
Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 124, Essex Junction, Vt. 05453, or St. Michael’s Rescue
Squad, St. Michael’s College, P.O. Box 280, Colchester, Vt. 05445-9970.


ELEANOR MAY (BENEVENTO) NORDSTROM
ESSEX JUNCTION — The following was
omitted in the obituary from yesterday’s paper. She is also survived by
sisters-in-law, Hilda Meaney of Largo, Fla., Ms. Alice Toms and her husband,
Edward, of River, N.J., and Ms. Anna Passaro of Phiels, N.Y.; and her
brothers-in-law, Mr. George Nordstrom and his wife, Pauline, of Manchester,
N.H., and Mr. John Nordstrom and his wife, Carmine, of Gouldsboro, Pa. She was
predeceased by her in-laws, Alice and Frank Cullen.

 

IRVING O. PRUE RICHFORD / PEARBLOSSOM, Calif. — Irving O. Prue of
12654 E Ave. V-12, Box 6, Pearblossom, Calif. 93553, passed away in an
automobile accident July 21, 2001. Irving was born in Orleans on April 26,
1915, the son of James and Helen O. Prue. He is survived by his wife, Ruth
Woodruff Prue; one son, Martin Prue and his wife, Sue, of Highland Village,
Texas; a sister, Elizabeth Howarth of Richford; six grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are
incomplete at this time.
 
 
 
 
 
July 22
 


CARRIE E. DOREY
ESSEX JUNCTION — Carrie E. Dorey, 89, of Pinecrest
Drive, Essex Junction, passed away surrounded by her loving family July 22,
2001. She was born in Colchester on Oct. 27, 1911, the daughter of the late
Victor and Martha (Hoose) Raymond. She was a devoted mother of nine children
and had shared her love, strength, joy and determination with five
generations. Carrie will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.
She leaves us all with special memories that we carry in our hearts. Carrie
is survived by five children, Alice Hayden and her husband, Raymond, of
Essex Junction, Hazel Dunkling and her husband, Reginald, of Burlington,
Carol Purvis of Deltona, Fla., Joan Roberts of Georgia, and Robert Dorey and
his wife, Anna, of Milton; two daughters-in-law, Elizabeth “”Betty”
Northrup of Burlington and Twenta Northrup of Florida; a brother, Edward
Raymond of Burlington; two sisters-in-law, Katherine Raymond of Burlington
and Catherine Place of Rhode Island; 37 grandchildren; 71
great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. Carrie was predeceased by her two husbands, Walter Northrup and
Clarence Dorey; four children, Walter Northrup, Marilyn (Northrup) Hansen,
Francis Northrup, and Edward “”Butch” Dorey. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Wednesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Catholic
Church in Essex Junction. Interment will be in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in
Colchester. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, July 24, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.


JOAN (PRATT) ELLIOTT
MONTPELIER — Joan (Pratt) Elliott of Montpelier,
formerly of Waitsfield, died Sunday, July 22, 2001. She was the wife of the
late Walton S. Elliott. She was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Cambridge, Mass. and
lived in Concord, Mass., where she attended Concord Academy for 12 years,
followed by Bonnett Jr. College in New York. She moved from Framingham
Center, Mass. to Waitsfield in 1972. Joan is survived by her four children,
Cynthia H. Kaechele, Joanna H. Will, Christopher A. Hall, Lisa H. Martin;
and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church in
Montpelier at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 27. Memorial contributions may be made
to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, P.O. Box 79972, Baltimore,
Md. 21279-0972.


JENNIE RATTA FRECHETTE
NORTH HERO — Jennie Ratta Frechette, 90, a
lifelong resident of this community, died Sunday evening, July 22, 2001, in
Redstone Villa in St. Albans. Jennie was born in North Hero, Sept. 22, 1910,
the daughter of the late Joseph and Delia (Poquette) Ratta. Sept. 7, 1931, she
married Armand Frechette who predeceased her July 12, 1989. Jennie worked over
thirty years as a telephone operator for New England Telephone retiring in
1966. She was a lifelong parishioner of Saint Benedict’s Church where she
served many years as the church sacristan. Jennie leaves a brother, Donald
Ratta of Plattsburg, N.Y.; two sisters, Miss Gladys Ratta of North Hero and
Mrs. Margaret Oryell of Castleton, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews,
including Shelby Roberts of Colchester whom Jennie raised. Two brothers,
Joseph and Vernon Ratta, and a sister, Bonner Ratta, predeceased her. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 27, at 10 a.m. in Saint
Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, located on Vermont Route 2 in North Hero
Village. The pastor Fr. Philip Branon will be the celebrant and homilist.
Interment will follow in the family lot in the Grand Isle Village Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton on
Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Gifts in Jennie’s memory may be made to Grand Isle
Rescue, Grand Isle, Vt. 05654, or to the Visiting Nurse Association, 110 Prim
Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.

LEO
F. KIRK
SOUTH HERO / BURLINGTON — Leo F. Kirk, 73, died Sunday, July 22,
2001, with his loving family present, at his home in South Hero following an
illness of more than 18 months. Leo was born in St. Albans on Sept. 25, 1927,
the son of the late Frank and Irene (Terrien) Kirk. Following graduation from
high school, Leo served in the U.S. Army in Italy during World War II. After
discharge in 1948, he went to a camera repair school. He was employed by
McKenzie Packing Company for more than 20 years. He co-owned and operated the
Willard Street Market from 1962 until 1965 and then opened Uncle Leo’s Variety
Store in Shelburne. He was a member of the Elks (B.P.O.E.) Lodge 916 for many
years. Leo was a craftsman with wood and enjoyed making wooden toys for
children. He was also an ardent gardener. He was a very loving husband, father
and grandfather. Jan. 13, 1951, Leo married Marion Rubeor. Their devotion to
each other was publicly known, especially during the past year and a half,
during his illness. Leo and Marion had spent the last several winters in Lake
Wales, Fla. Besides his loving wife of more than 50 years, he is survived by
six children and their spouses, Donna and Lynn Little of Charlotte, Gary Kirk
of Chesapeake, Va., David Kirk of Flagstaff, Ariz., Marvin and Darlene Kirk of
Richmond, William and Debbie Kirk of Milton, and Tary and Michelle Kirk of
Burlington; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a brother, Elmer and his
wife, Aline Kirk, of Venice, Fla.; a sister, Elda DiLorenzo of Williston; and
several cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased
by two sons, John, in 1975, and James, in 1996. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. Catherine of Sienna Church in
Shelburne. Friends may call at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union
St., Burlington, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in
the Kirk family lot in Shelburne Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt.
05446. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, St.
Albans.

 


PHYLLIS (GORDON) PIDGEON
CAMBRIDGE — Phyllis (Gordon) Pidgeon, 65, of
Cambridge passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 22, 2001. Arrangements are
incomplete at this time. A full notice will appear in a future edition of The
Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176
Main St., Fairfax.


PHYLLIS JANE “”MA” (GORDON) PIDGEON
CAMBRIDGE — Phyllis Jane “”Ma”
(Gordon) Pidgeon, 66, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 22, 2001, in
Fairview Commons Rehabilitation Center in Great Barrington, Mass. She was born
Jan. 28, 1936, in Burlington, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Aline
(Martell) Gordon. She married Reginald L. Pidgeon Sr. on Nov. 15, 1952, in St.
Ann Church in Milton. He predeceased her on April 1, 1990. Devoting over
twenty years as a pub owner, “”Ma” was well known in the area as the
proprietor of Pidgies Pub in Cambridge since Oct. 1984, where she treated all
of her loyal patrons like family. She gave back often to her community, which
she loved so much, as a respected, frequent, but silent, financial provider to
many local area churches and other worthy charitable causes over the years.
She always looked forward to the many Bingo games played at the Ronald
McDonald House in Burlington. Most of all she loved her family and all of the
children, always finding time to be an understanding mother to everyone that
needed that special attention in their lives only a true heart warming “”Ma”
could offer. Her loss is great and will be a tremendous void in the hearts of
the many that had the privilege to know and love her. She is survived by her
loving family, two sons, Dale Pidgeon and his wife, Laurie, of Fairfax, and
Reggie Pidgeon Jr. of Milton; three daughters, Darlene Bushway and her
husband, John, of Jeffersonville, Susan Demo and her husband, Raymond Sr., of
Milton, and Sharon Howard and her husband, Chris Sr., of Fairfax; three
brothers, Leland Gordon and his wife, Pauline, of Jeffersonville, Clifton
Gordon and his wife, Joyce, of Milton, and Robert Gordon and his wife, Jerilyn,
of Milton; three sisters, Shirley Reynolds of Milton, Gloria Lafountain of
Essex Junction, and Arlene Lauzier and her husband, Roger Sr., of Milton;
fifteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and
cousins; and her favorite bird “”Garth”. Visiting hours will be held
Wednesday, July 25, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 26, at 11 a.m.
in St. Ann Church, Milton with the Rev. Ronald A. Soutiere and the Rev.
Francis R. Prive as cocelebrants. Interment will follow in the family lot in
St. Ann Cemetery, Milton. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home,
1176, Main St., Fairfax

ALICE
S. RUSSELL
STARKSBORO — Alice S. Russell, 74, died Sunday, July 22, 2001,
in Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was born Nov. 17, 1926, in
Starksboro, the daughter of Carroll and Sadie (Atkins) Hill. Alice was a
member of the Starksboro First Baptist Church, where she was organist for many
years. She married Harry Russell on April 26, 1954. They owned and operated
the family farm in Starksboro for many years. She is survived by her husband
of 47 years, Harry Russell of Starks- boro; a daughter, Jeanne Russell of
Burlington; a son and his wife, Miles and Lori Russell of Starksboro; two
stepgrandchildren; a brother, Wayne Hill of Starksboro; and several nieces and
nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 25, at 11 a.m. in the
Starksboro First Baptist Church. Interment will be in Green Mount Cemetery in
Starksboro. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made in her
memory to the Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol, Vt. 05443. Brown-McClay Funeral
Home in Bristol is in charge of arrangements.

 
 
July 23
 


FRANK EARL BOND
ATLANTIS, Fla., / BARRE — Frank Earl Bond, 85, known to
friends and family as Earl, beloved husband of Mary (Cutt) Bond of Atlantis,
Fla., and formerly a resident of Barre, passed away Monday, July 23, 2001,
at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis. He was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Barre and
was the son of Harley and Grace (Stevens) Bond. He attended Barre City
schools and in his early years worked at Bailey Brothers Auto Parts as a
salesman. Aug. 31, 1935, he married Mary Lillian Cutts. They made their home
in Barre for 45 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944-45. Upon his
return to Barre, he worked for Bailey Brothers in Barre and West Lebanon,
N.H. until 1955, when he began his own business. March 1, 1956, with his
wife Mary, he opened the first Bond Auto Parts store on Buzzell Place in
Barre. Over the next 24 years, the business expanded to include 8 stores in
Vermont and New Hampshire. In 1980, Mary and Earl retired and moved to
Atlantis. The Bond Auto Parts business continues to be family owned and
operated and has grown to be the largest Vermont owned auto parts chain in
the state of Vermont. In later years, Earl’s interests primarily centered
around his family. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and card player, and
also enjoyed traveling with his wife. Besides his wife, survivors include
his children, Barbara Odell and her husband, Donald, of Plano, Texas, Joyce
Pecuc and her husband, Thomas, of Claremont, N.H., William Bond and his
wife, Elizabeth, of Barre, and George Bond and his wife, Cynthia, also of
Barre; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Paul
Bond of New Hampshire, James Bond of Arizona, and Robert Bond of Montpelier,
Vt. He was predeceased by his parents; his three sisters, Gladys, Esther,
and Grace; and three brothers, Evan, Elwin, and Wayne. In his final years,
Earl was lovingly cared for in his home by Sandra, Amos, and Dylan Loutan of
Wellington, Fla., and Andrea Stewart of Lake Worth, Fla. His funeral service
will be held at the Hedding United Methodist Church on Washington Street in
Barre on Friday, July 27, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Hope Cementery.
There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that
contributions be sent to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont
Affiliate Inc., 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Services are under
the direction of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre.

 

WAYNE
EDWARD HUNTINGTON II
BARRE — Wayne Edward Huntington II, 30, of
Washington Street, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at his home. Born May 22, 1971,
in Berlin, he was the son of Wayne E. and Charlotte (Davis) Huntington. He
attended schools in Barre and received his GED from Spaulding High School in
1989. He also attended the Community College of Vermont in the Health Care
Program. He had been a nurse’s aide and later an activities director at the
Birchwood Nursing Home in Burlington. More recently, he had been a nurse’s
aide at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. He enjoyed music, playing the
guitar and drums, playing basketball, and watching NASCAR races on television.
Survivors include his mother, Charlotte Davis and her fiance, Donald Tucker,
of Burlington; his maternal grandmother, Violet Davis, a resident at the
Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin; a sister, Buffy Huntington of Burlington;
two half sisters, Sheryl Begin of Middlesex, and Kelly Begin of Colchester; a
half brother, Louis Begin of Chandler, Ariz.; a special nephew, Kyle Burke of
Burlington; and nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins. His funeral
service will be held Friday, July 27, at 3 p.m. at the Hooker & Whitcomb
Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Later, interment will be in the Plain-Mont
Cemetery in East Montpelier. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday
from 2 to 4 p.m only. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Patient
Activity Fund, Woodridge Nursing Home, P.O. Box 547, Barre, Vt. 05641.


FLORETTE B. (GINGRAS) MICHAUD
BURLINGTON — Florette B. Michaud, 93,
passed away Monday, July 23, 2001, at Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born
April 28, 1908, in Inverness, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Philippe and
Elmire (Gingras) Gingras. She was the widow of Amedee G. Michaud, whom she
married in 1934 in Montpelier. He predeceased her in July of 1965. She will be
remembered as a devoted wife and a loving mother. She leaves four children and
their spouses, George and Dorothy Michaud of Nashua, N.H., Paul and Kathy
Michaud of Monkton, Md., Rita and Kevin Donahue of Anaheim, Calif., and Leo
and Leah Michaud of Rocklin, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;
two brothers, Abdon and Prudent Gingras, both of Quebec, Canada; and several
nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by one grandson. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception today at 1 p.m. with interment following in Resurrection Park,
South Burlington. Arrangements are in care of Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97
Elmwood Ave., Burlington.

RUTH
WEDGEWORTH MILLER
ALBURG / BURLINGTON — Ruth Wedgeworth Miller, 91, a
lifelong resident of Alburg and most recently from Burlington, died early
Monday morning, July 23, 2001, in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center
in Burlington. Ruth was a very proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
and thoroughly enjoyed her children. Ruth was born in Alburg, Nov. 8, 1909,
the daughter of the late James and Lillie (Parks) Wedgeworth. Ruth graduated
from Alburg Elementary School. Aug. 28, 1937, she married Robert Miller, who
predeceased her May 3, 1999. Ruth was employed at various stores in Alburg and
North Hero including Bessie Hazen’s, Walter Hutchin’s and Tudhope’s. Ruth was
very involved in the local community, Grange, 4-H, and Alburg Rescue. She
enjoyed square dancing and for many years was a Square Dance Club member in
both Alburg and Champlain, NY. Ruth also enjoyed working, playing cards and
attending weekly card parties in the Champlain Islands. Ruth is survived by
six children and spouses, Nancy Hill and husband, Clifford, of Underhill,
David Miller and wife, Donna, of Highland, Calif., Daniel Miller and wife,
Cheri, of Spartanburg, S.C., James Miller of North Haven, Conn., John Miller
and wife, Ruth, of North Hero, Paul Miller and wife, Wendy, of Greensboro,
N.C.; eighteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; five nieces and
nephews; and a very special friend, Masako Miller. Ruth was predeceased by a
brother, Robert Wedgeworth; a stepbrother, Philip Hazen; and a sister, Naomi
Paul. The Miller family would like to acknowledge and extend their personal
thanks to Robert Benson for the wonderful care provided to their parents over
the past 5 years. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 27, at 3:00 pm in
the Union Bible Church in Alburg. Interment will follow in the Miller family
lot in Alburg Center Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Kidder
Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton on Thursday, July 26, from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 pm. Gifts in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Alburg Public Library or to
the charity of one’s choice.

HAZEL
E. TOURANGEAU
ENOSBURG FALLS — Hazel E. Tourangeau, 78, died Monday, July
23, 2001, at Northwestern Medical Center. She was born in Sheldon Feb. 19,
1923, the daughter of the late Eugene and Dorothy (Stockwell) Ovitt. Her
husband, Adelord F. Tourangeau died Oct. 4, 1979. Hazel retired in 1999 as a
seamstress at the Tyler Place in Highgate Springs where she had sewn since
1965. Survivors include her son, Eugene Tourangeau of Tennessee; daughrs,
Susan and her husband, Roger Bushey, of Enosburg Falls, and Gretchen and her
companion, Don Putnam Sr., of Highgate; three brothers, Wesley Ovitt and his
wife, Maxine, Richard Ovitt and his wife, Dorothy, and Frederick Ovitt, all of
Sheldon Springs; two sisters, Alice Peters of Seymour, Conn., and Shirley King
of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a
sister-in-law, Persis Tourangeau. In accordance with Hazel’s wishes, there
will be no public visitation and funeral services will be private at the
convenience of her family with interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in
Fairfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Enosburg Ambulance
Service, 83 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450, or to the American
Diabetes Association, Vermont Division, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt.,
05446. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St.
Albans.

 
July 24


SARAH ALICE (LaSHOMB) DREW
CAMBRIDGE — Sarah Alice (LaShomb) Drew, 68,
of Cambridge passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, July 24, 2001, with her
husband by her side. She was born May 20, 1933, in Winthrop, N.Y., the
daughter of the late Harlow and Clara (Parker) LaShomb. She married Clifford
Joseph Rock on Oct. 11, 1950, in Peru, N.Y. He predeceased her May 5, 1981.
She was a home-care provider for Mrs. Gibson of Peru for several years. She
enjoyed crocheting for her family over the years until her arthritis became
too debilitating. Sarah lived for her family as a devoted wife, mother and
grandmother. March 20, 1993, she married Mark Drew in the Cambridge United
Church. During the last years of her illness, Sarah loved watching the
flowers bloom from her bed at her home in Cambridge and took great delight
in observing the many birds that visited her colorful gardens throughout the
year. She especially enjoyed the special back porch visits of her favorite
yellow cat and the welcomed company of her dog, “”Bedor.” Sarah will be
greatly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to know and love her.
She is survived by her husband, Mark B. Drew of Cambridge; six sons,
Clifford Rock Jr. and his wife, Joan, of Schuyler Falls, N.Y., Gary Rock of
Ausable Forks, N.Y., Russell Rock and Terri Knox of Cambridge, Raymond Rock
and Lorraine Moore of Elkton, Md., Harold Rock and his wife, Donna, of Peru,
and Thomas Rock and his wife, Tina, of Peru.; three daughters, Pamela Wood
and her husband, Bart, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Linda Podany and her husband,
Greg, of Cameron Park, Calif., and Cindy Rock of Plattsburgh; two stepsons,
Mark Drew and his wife, Shelley, of California, and Matthew Drew and his
wife, Yulanda, of California; three brothers, Sherwood LaShomb, Robert
LaShomb, and Gerald LaShomb; a sister, Lillian Sawyer of Florida; 16
grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews
and cousins. She was also predeceased by a brother, Harlow LaShomb Jr.
Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home today, Thursday,
July 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Cambridge
United Church on Friday, July 27, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin
of the United Church of Fairfax officiating. Interment will follow in the
family lot in Dean Road Cemetery in Underhill. Contributions in Sarah’s
memory may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation of Vermont, 100 Dorset St.,
South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral
Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.


DANIEL BRYAN DYER
ST. JOHNSBURY — Daniel Bryan Dyer, of 293 US Rt. 2B
in St. Johnsbury, died at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital on Tuesday
morning, July 24, 2001, at the age of 100. He was born in New York City on
Nov. 3, 1900, the son of Partrick Bernard and Mary Rose (Murphy) Dyer. He
married Catherine Weldon on July 22, 1933. He was predeceased by their son,
Brian, in 1987. Mr. Dyer was a 1919 graduate of Craftsbury Academy, and a
1924 graduate of the University of Vermont. There he received a BS and his
master’s degree in education. He was a member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity and
was a quarter miler on the UVM track team. He was in Army ROTC and was
commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army reserve upon graduation. Dan’s
work experience started as science teacher and basketball coach at Cambridge
High School. He then became teacher and basketball coach, and later
principal, at Craftsbury Academy. In 1939, he became principal of Essex
Junction High School, where he was also the basketball and baseball coach.
In 1950, he became superintendent of schools for the Essex-Caledonia school
district, retiring in 1966. He was asked to come out of retirement a year
later to become principal of the Adams and Summer Street schools in St.
Johnsbury. After his second retirement, he was supervisor of the Manpower
Training Program, and later of the Neighborhood Youth Corps. He was also an
instructor in the Adult Education Program in St. Johnsbury. He held the
offices of President of the Vermont Headmasters Association, President of
the Champlain Valley Teachers Association, President of the Vermont Retired
Teachers Association, chairman of the executive board of St. Johnsbury Area
Agency on Aging, member of the Senior Law project, and President of the UVM
Green and Gold Club. The University of Vermont honored him with two
prestigious awards; the Community Leadership Award in 1978, and the
Distinguished Service Award in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Catherine
(Weldon) Dyer of St. Johnsbury; one son, Barry James Dyer and wife,
Katherine (Coburn), of Sun City Center, Fla.; one daughter, Clare Louise
Dyer of Clearwater, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Merrie Ellen (Sanborn) Dyer of
Cazenovia, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Laura Allendorf Fenninger and husband,
Randy, of Vienna, Va., Jeanne Allendorf Alexander and husband, Peter, of
Derby, Grant Michael Allendorf and wife, Susan, of Underhill, Daniel Coburn
Dyer of Orlando, Fla., Margaret Moore Dyer of Milwaukee, Wis., Thomas Brian
Dyer of Boston, Mass., and Jason Streeter Dyer of Cazenovia, N.Y.; six
great-grandchildren, Ryan and Danielle Allendorf, John and Thomas Fenninger,
and Catherine and Elizabeth Axander; five nieces, Joan Moffat and husband,
James, of Craftsbury, Maureen Dyer of Burlington, Sharon Dyer of New York,
N.Y., Deanna Eastman of Ashland, Mass., and Mary Elizabeth Hamm of
Rushville, N.Y.; one nephew, John Hamm of Rushville; and three cousins, Nora
Finnegan Terrien of Burlington, Martin John Murphy and wife, Betty, of
Newport Center, and Maj. Gen. Francis Nye, ret. and wife, Maureen, of
Albuquerque, N.M. He was predeceased by six brothers, Frank, Fred, Harry,
George, Woodrow, and Martin; and one sister, Kathleen Hamm. A funeral mass
will be celebrated Saturday, July 28, at 1 p.m. in St. John’s Church, where
he was a parishioner since 1950. Following the funeral, friends are invited
to meet with the family downstairs in the church hall. Committal services
are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in St. Ignitius Cemetery in Lowell. There will
be no visiting hours. Please omit flowers. Rather, emorial contributions can
be directed to Caledonia Home Health, P.O. Box 383, St. Johnsbury, Vt.,
05819. Arrangements by Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury.

 


JEANETTE C. GERMAIN
WINOOSKI — Jeanette C. Germain, 81, formerly of Dion
Street, Winooski, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at the Birchwood Terrace
Healthcare in Burlington following a long illness. She was born in Troy on
Sept. 29, 1919, the daughter of Osias and Beatrice (Russell) Ste. Marie. She
was predeceased by her husband Emile Germain. Jeanette is survived by a
daughter, Ann M. (Germain) Frenette and her husband, Raymond; a grandson,
Christian Frenette and his wife, Debra; a granddaughter, Mary Beth Limanek and
her husband, Thomas; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marielore
Hippenstiel and her husband, Robert, and Lucille Godin. Jeanette’s family
would like to express special thanks to the staff at Birchwood Terrace for the
loving care she received. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Thursday, July 26, at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Winooski.
Interment will follow in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. There will be no
visiting hours. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St.,
Winooski.

 


ROLAND P. LAVIOLETTE SR
. FAIRFAX — Roland P. Laviolette Sr., 66, loving
husband of Joan (Blair) Laviolette, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 24,
2001, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Funeral services will be
private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich
Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

 

DR.
M. JEROME LOIZZO
CHARLOTTE — Dr. M. Jerome Loizzo of Charlotte, formerly
of Old Westbury, N.Y., passed away July 24, 2001, beloved husband of Carmela,
loving father of Barbara Gill (Donald), Patricia Lloyd-Carr, Mary Jean Delfoe
(Edward), Margaret Acerra (Joe), and Joseph (Gerardine); loving grandfather of
Donald, Rachel, Christopher, Jennifer, Alison, Joseph, John, and
great-grandfather of John Christian. M. Jerome Loizzo graduated from Holy
Cross College in 1939. He served in the active army for five years, retiring
from the Reserves as a lieutenant colonel. Jerry’s dream was to become a
doctor. At the age of 35, he and his brave wife, Carmela, traveled to
Switzerland with their five children. He not only studied medicine but also
exposed his children to a new culture, language and lifelong friends. When he
did close his books for a quick break from studying, he and his family could
be found roaming the Alps or having a family sing-along, Jerry providing the
musical accompaniment with his accordion. Once he finished his studies, he
returned to Long Island, N.Y., where he practiced psychiatry. Due to his
passionate, loyal and caring nature, he was an amazing physician, father,
friend and man. His main goal was to live life to the fullest. When his
working days were done, he traveled to his beloved Charlotte to watch every
sunrise and sunset while contentedly perched in his favorite lawn chair by the
water’s edge. On July 24, 2001, he passed away at his home, ending his battle
with heart disease. His family will miss his bright sea-blue eyes and vibrant
smile, but his spirit remains in the memory and hearts of all those who knew
and loved Jerry. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Catherine of Siena
Church in Shelburne on Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. The family will be receiving guests
at 111 Hills Point Road, Charlotte. Contributions may be made to Charlotte
Rescue Squad, Ferry Road, Charlotte, Vt. 05445.

 
 
July 25
GLENN E. DURFEE
BRIDPORT — Glenn E. Durfee, age 80, passed away on July 25, 2001. A
memorial service will be held Monday, July 30, at 10 a.m. in Sanderson
Funeral Service, 117 S. Main St., Middlebury. Calling hours will be held
Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Bridport Fire
Department, c/o Bub Crosby, P.O. Box 125, Bridport, Vt. 05734. Sanderson
Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements


BERT J. PECOR JR.
COLCHESTER — Bert J. Pecor Jr., 80, of Colchester
died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at his home. A complete obituary will appear
in Friday’s Free Press. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home,
Winooski.


BERT J. PECOR
COLCHESTER — Bert J. Pecor died in his home, which he
loved so much, early Wednesday morning, July 25, 2001. He was born March 28,
1921, in Vermont, the son of Bert and Gertrude (Whittemore) Pecor. His wife
of 49 years, Rita M. Pecor, and a daughter, Robin Pecor Dumont, predeceased
him. After serving his country in the Philippines during World War II, he
returned home to his family. After various jobs, Bert started his own
business, which he built into two corporations, Bert’s Motor Sales, Inc. and
Bert’s Mobile Home Park, Inc., now located in Milton. Bert was a hard worker
whose honesty and fairness in business led to his success. He also loved
life and played hard. He enjoyed being with his family; you could see it in
his smile when he was with them. He enjoyed traveling to Atlantic City and
Montreal, ice fishing, nice cars, dancing and an occasional martini. And we
can’t forget he was also an avid Red Sox fan. Three children and their
families survive Bert. Donalee and Clark Lamson of St. Albans, Sherriline
and Walter Kapica of Colchester, David B. Pecor and his fiance, Barbara
Atwood, of Milton; his brother, Everet Pecor and his wife, Bernice; his
sister, Velma Porter; and last but not least, 21 grand and
great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday,
July 31, at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment
will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim
Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be Monday, July 30, from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St.,
Winooski.

E.
GERTRUDE ROULEAU
ESSEX JUNCTION — Gertrude Rouleau, 84, died Wednesday,
July 25, 2001, from ALS, at her home in Essex Junction. She was born April 19,
1917, in Rutland, Mass., to H. Guy and Esther (Hatstat) Loverin. She grew up
in Lancaster, Mass., and married Robert A. Rouleau on July 28, 1938. He
predeceased her May 18, 1980. In 1980, she retired as an assistant vice
president of the Chittenden Trust Company, having worked in the installment
loan department. She is survived by her two daughters, Kathy Rouleau of Essex
Junction, and Virginia Eklund and her husband, Neil, of Danville, Ky.; her
grandsons, Andrew Eklund of Almond, N.Y. (formerly of Essex Junction), and
Scott Eklund of College Park, Md.; her sisters, Helen MacBrayne of Lancaster,
and Elsie Fox of Caribou, Maine; her brother-in-law, John Rouleau and his
wife, Ila, of Pittsford; her nephew, John Rouleau and his wife, Alice, and
their daughter, Rebecca, of Burlington; and many other nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by three sisters, Ruth Turmaine, Carolyn Evans, and Margaret
Zangarine, of Lancaster. Gertrude was fascinated by the natural world, a love
that began as a young girl on her family farm. She learned to identify
wildflowers and birds as a Girl Scout, and fed birds in the back yard all her
life. When her girls were young, the family went on many Sunday wildflower
rides and she eagerly looked up each unfamiliar specimen in a flower guide.
Gertrude knew the stars, and was so happy to have lived until Halley’s comet
returned, to have seen Mercury in the sky a few years ago, and to have seen a
nebula through a telescope. Scott got his love of books, and especially
mysteries, from her, and her love of learning enriched all who knew her.
Gertrude loved crossword puzzles, logic problems, and card games. She enjoyed
Pitch, Whist, and “”500,” and spent endless hours playing Boggle with her
family. Andy says that “”she was incredibly intelligent, kind, and fun to be
with, and she was always teaching us.” Gertrude was an accomplished cook and
made the best pie crusts around. She made most of her girls’ clothes when they
were young, as well as many doll clothes, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
In her later years she kept her grandsons in new mittens and made many folks
crocheted snowflakes for their Christmas trees. Gertrude was active at St.
James Episcopal Church, most recently involved with lay reading, chalice
bearing, cursillo, Bible Study and book group, and she made coffee for the
early service. She completed the Diocesan Study Program. For more than a dozen
years she taught the adult Sunday school class, and many have been touched by
her humility and deep faith, quietly conveyed. The vestry of St. James
Episcopal Church named the church library in her honor. She also served on the
vestry and search committees for a new rector, and was active in Diocesan
activities, including search committees for a new bishop, the Commission on
Ministry, and the Standing Committee. A memorial service of celebration and
thanksgiving for Gertrude’s life will be held Saturday, July 28, at 10 a.m. in
St. James Episcopal Church in Essex Junction (Rt. 2A, Gate F of the
Fairgrounds). Instead of calling hours there will be a reception following the
service. In lieu of flowers contributions in Gertrude’s memory may be made to
the Gertrude Rouleau Library Fund at St. James Church, 66 Lincoln St., Essex
Junction, Vt. 05452, or to the Nature Conservancy of Vermont, 27 State St.,
Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex
Junction, in charge on arrangements.


ALBERTA (SANDERSON) TURCOTTE
ESSEX JUNCTION — Alberta (Sanderson)
Turcotte died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 25, 2001, in Essex Junction. A
complete obituary will appear in Friday’s Burlington Free Press. Corbin and
Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, is in charge of
arrangements.


ALBERTA IRIS (SANDERSON) (CURTIS) TURCOTTE
ESSEX JUNCTION — Alberta Iris
(Sanderson) (Curtis) Turcotte, 71, of Essex Junction, passed away
unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 25, 2001, surrounded at home by loved ones. She
was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Moretown, the daughter of the late Chester and
Fredith (Caswell) Sanderson. Alberta loved to spend time in the summer working
in her flower gardens and kept busy in the winter months by crotcheting and
knitting. She was a longtime member of the VT Handcrafters Association.
Alberta was a longtime member of St. Lawrence Church in Essex Junction. Her
devotion to her family was only surpassed by the love she bestowed on family.
She was a wonderful, warm, and caring person who will be missed by all who
knew her. She is survived by two daughters, Marcia L. Leavitt and her husband,
Stephen, of Cumming, Ga., and Sharon L. Plaza and her husband, Alan, of Port
St. Lucie, Fla.; two sons, Roger P. Curtis and his wife, Debbie, of Essex
Junction, and Jeffrey A. Curtis and his wife, Laurie, of Cumming; four
stepdaughters, Sandra L. Morin and her husband, Renee, of Yarmouthport, Mass.,
Susan E. Alexander and her husband, Edwin, of Richmond, Kelley A. Ranch of
Jacksonville, Fla., and Nancy Turcotte of Wells, Maine; three stepsons,
Frederick N. Turcotte and his wife, Marie, of Mascoutah, Ill., Jeffrey C.
Turcotte and his wife, Helen, of South Burlington, and Major Mark J. Turcotte,
and his wife, Melaanie, of Kadena Airbase, Okinawa; 19 grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene Sanderson and his wife, Evelyn, of
Burlington; two sisters, Lorraine McGuire and her husband, Howard, of
Colchester, and Ardella Hammond and her fiance, Richard Hughes, of Cocoa,
Fla.; a great aunt, Ruth Worden of South Burlington; and several nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ezra Joseph Curtis Jr.; her
second husband, Lt. Col. Wilfred N. Turcotte, USAF Retired; and her sister,
Eleanor P. Willard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July
30, at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, 158 West St., Essex Junction. Burial
will follow in the family lot in Mountainview Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Essex
Center. Visiting hours will be Sunday, July 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Corbin
& Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. Memorial contributions
can be made to VT Respite House, 99 Allenbrook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.


ALENE VANYUSH
MILTON — Alene Vanyush, 85, passed away Wednesday, July 25,
at the Vermont Respite House, following a lengthy and heartbreaking battle
with Alzheimer’s disease. Alene was born Sept. 8, 1915, in Horse Cave, Ky.,
and later studied at Spaulding College and the University of Louisville. In
her early career she worked for American Telephone and Telegraph as an
operator, but was most proud of her position as china buyer for Kaufman’s of
Louisville, Ky. Aug. 29, 1945, she married the love of her life, Benedict
Andrew Vanyush in a ceremony performed by Ben’s father, the Very Reverend
Andrew Vanyush. In the 1950′s, Alene was a member of the Springfield, Pa.
Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School and was responsible for the
flower arrangements for Sunday services. She was active in the Garden Club of
Springfield and won many prizes for her creative arrangements. She and her
husband Ben, had a lifelong interest in antiques. Alene was an accomplished
seamstress and made many articles of clothing for her children and
grandchildren. She could whip up a slipcover, doll clothes, or a prom gown,
with the greatest of ease. She loved gardening and could make any plant
thrive. She made the world’s best fried chicken before she could no longer
cook. She took great pride in her grandchildren and taught us all the
importance of our family. Alene is survived by her children, Mark A. Vanyush
and his wife, Renee, of Milton, and Libby Ingalls and her husband, Scott, of
Essex Junction; her grandchildren, Jamie Ingalls and his fiance, Chloe
Kaufman, of Burlington, Katelyn Ingalls of Burlington, Hollie Kanaan and her
husband, Bill, of Georgetown, Grand Cayman Island, and Collin and Anna Vanyush
of Milton; her sister, Elizabeth Lanham of Fern Creek, Ky. Alene was
predeceased by her husband, Benedict A. Vanyush, who died July 1, 1997; her
brother C. Ray Burris; and her sister Louise Flanagan. There will be no
visiting hours and the family will have a private memorial celebration for
both Ben and Alene at a later date. Alene’s family would like to thank her
caregivers, Lori and Bob Mayville of Jericho, the staff of the Vermont Respite
House, and Dr. Hannah Rabin for their kind, compassionate care of our mother,
and her family, in these last few difficult weeks and days. We are profoundly
indebted to you all. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to
the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allenbrook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.
 
July 26
RAYMOND CLIFFORD
BOILEAU
PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Raymond Clifford Boileau, 82, a native and
former resident of Burlington, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, in Morton Plant
Hospital in Clearwater. Before retirement, he worked as an aeronautical
engineer for Martin, Boeing Vertol, Hughes Helicopter and NAASA. He was a
U.S. Army veteran in the infantry during World War II, a former Scoutmaster.
He was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn
(Reynolds) of Palm Harbor; sons Raymond G. (Lynne) of Annapolis, Md., Robert
C. (Christine) of Baltimore, Md., and Michael J. (Marlene) of Joppatowne,
Md.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, I.C. and Leona Boileau,
five sisters and three brothers. Memorial contributions may be made, if you
prefer, to the American Heart Association. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm
Harbor, is in charge of arrangements


RITA C. DAVIS
HOLLAND — Rita C. Davis, 72, of Prairie Road, Holland,
passed away in Newport on Thursday, July 26, 2001. She was born in Rock
Island, PQ on May 17, 1929, the daughter of Treffle and Marie (Poulin)
Vachon. Jan. 22, 1949, Rita married Al Davis, who survives her. They lived
in Derby Line for many years, raising their family before he transferred to
Toronto, where they lived for three years. They then moved to Essex and
retired to Cocoa, Fla., where they spent several winters, and summered in
Holland. Rita enjoyed visits with her children and grandchildren and always
kept her sense of humor. She was a past member of St. Edward’s Altar
Society. Besides her husband, Rita is survived by her children, Barbara
Dauphin and her husband, Richard, of Shelburne, Lynda Carter and her
husband, Rick, of Derby, John F. Davis and his wife, Joanna, of Tampa, Fla.,
Jim Davis of Holland, Debbie Sicard of Colchester, and Brenda “”Beanie”
Tetrault and her husband, Andy, of Essex; her grandchildren, Kirsten and
Kylee Dauphin, Melissa Carter, Danielle and Tyler Davis, Matthew and Caitlin
Sicard, and Heather and Courtney Tetrault; her brother, Roland Vachon and
his wife, Claire, of Venice, Fla.; her sister, Denise Wright and her
husband, Ron, of Englewood, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 28, in St. Edward’s Catholic Church
in Derby Line at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Yvon Royer officiating. Interment
will take place at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire,
contributions in Rita’s memory may be made to the Derby Line Ambulance
Service, C/O Brian Fletcher, P.O. Box 105, Derby Line, Vt. 05830, or to the
local Cancer Society, C/O Joanne Fedele, North Country Hospital, Prouty
Drive, Newport, Vt. 05855. Arrangements by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.


MITCHELL E. HAKEY
SWANTON — Mitchell E. Hakey, 54, a resident of Swanton,
died Thursday, July 26, 2001, in the Holiday House Nursing Facility in St.
Albans Town. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, from
the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Family and friends may call
at the Kidder Memorial Home on Monday, July 30, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A
full obituary will appear in the St. Albans Messenger on Monday, July 30.

BERNICE E. HALE
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — Bernice E. Hale of Huntington, N.Y., died Thursday, July
26, 2001. She was born in Montpelier, on Aug. 25, 1908, the daughter of Dean
and Frances (Ryle) Hale. Bernice graduated from Montpelier High School in
1927 and from Plattsburgh Teaching College in Plattsburgh, N.Y. in 1931. She
taught in the New York state school system and served for many years as
chairman of the business department at Huntington High School. After her
retirement she continued to live in her home in Huntington on Long Island,
N.Y. During her lifetime she was an avid reader and traveled extensively.
She is survived by her sister, Florence Berry of Burlington, Vt.; her niece,
Cynthia Berry Keenan, and her husband, M. Edward, of West Newton, Mass.; and
a nephew, Stephen Berry and his wife, Louise, of Lexington, Mass. A
graveside service will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at 2:30 p.m. in Green Mount
Cemetery. Dr. M. Edward Keenan will officiate. There are no calling hours.
Barber & Lanier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BESSIE (WESCOTT) MIKALONIS BURLINGTON — Bessie (Wescott) Mikalonis,
67, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
She was born March 26, 1933, the daughter of Marcus and Marie (Beach) Wescott.
Bessie worked as a nurse’s aide and was a member of the Milton VFW Post. She
enjoyed gardening, needlework and her Elvis collection. Bessie will be greatly
missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Ruth
Tybush and her husband, James, of Burlington, and Donna Mikalonis and her
partner, Corey Wilson, of Essex Junction; six grandchildren; her sisters,
Agnus Cloonon, Cornelia Savage, and Roberta Louko and her husband, John;
brothers, Floyd Wescott and partner, Joyce, and Mitchel Wescott and his wife,
Marie; her former husband, Paul; a special friend, Barbara Fisher; and many
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers. A graveside service
will be held Monday, July 30, in East Cemetery in Williston at 2 p.m. Visiting
hours will be Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. in Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 So.
Union St., Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to family to use at their discretion.
 

A.
ELIZABETH WILSON
BURLINGTON — Elizabeth Wilson, 90, of Burlington died
Thursday, July 26, 2001, in the Starr Farm Nursing Center. She was born in
Burlington on May 24, 1911, the daughter of the late Peter J. and Mary C. (Kanaley)
Wilson. She graduated from the DeGoesbriand School of Nursing and pursued her
career in the infirmary at UVM and with the nursing service at Porter Hospital
in Middlebury. She concluded her life of nursing at Putnam Memorial Hospital
in Bennington, retiring in 1976. Elizabeth is survived by her nieces, Regis
Sloan of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Mary Chase of San Francisco, Calif. She
was predeceased by her sisters, Agnes Cahill, Patricia Chase, and Helen Sloan.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 31, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary
Cemetery, Marble Street, Route 73 East, Brandon. A memorial service will be
held later at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Visiting Nurse
Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by the
Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

 
 
 
 
July 27
 


EDWARD J. AHEARN
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Edward J. Ahearn, 92, of Manor
Woods died Friday, July 27, 2001, following a long illness. He was born in
New York City on Aug. 24, 1908, the son of Edward and Mary (Flaherty)
Ahearn. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy.
May 8, 1937, he was married to Mary Bush. He is survived by his wife, Mary
Bush Ahearn of South Burlington; a son, Edward J.; two grandchildren,
Michael and Erin Mary; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Janet Rowan Ahearn, in 1993, and
two sisters, Mary and Lillian. There will be no visiting hours, and funeral
services will be private. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home South
Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


ETHELL (WILSON) ATKINS
CHARLOTTE — Ethel (Wilson) Atkins, 88, died
Friday, July 27, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was
born March 24, 1913, in Bradford, the daughter of Hayzen and Nellie (Fairbrother)
Wilson. Ethel attended Haverhill (N.H.) Academy. She married Lindol M. Atkins
Sr. on June 6, 1934; he predeceased her May 10, 1992. Ethel was manager of the
Charlotte Central School lunch program for 42 years. She was honored with
Ethel Atkins Day in 1969 after 20 years at the school lunch program, and she
also received a plaque dedicating the new kitchen at the Charlotte Central
School to her and her staff. She was honored with a retirement party from the
school in 1992. Ethel was the recipient of many awards and was honorary town
grandmother. She was involved with many organizations. She was past president
of Vermont School Service Association and treasurer and past president of
Women’s Fellowship. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Grange, and Senior
Citizens. Ethel had been a member of the Charlotte Congregational Church since
1948, former deacon, and honorary deacon of the Charlotte Congregational
Church. She is survived by four children, sons Lindol M. Atkins Jr. of
Burlington and Almon H. Atkins and Carol of Richmond; daughters Jolene Atkins
Wells and her husband, Burton C. Wells, of Summerdale, Ala., and Amy Atkins
Noble and her husband, Frank C. Noble Jr., of Wasilla, Alaska; 21
grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild; her
sisters-in-law, Annie Wilson Johnson of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Rose Atkins of
Wallingford, Conn. She was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers,
Ellen Wilson, Althea Wilson Morgan, Sadie Wilson Zeaman, and Henry and George
Wilson. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 30, at 3 p.m. in the
Charlotte Congregational Church with burial to follow in the family lot in
Grandview Cemetery in Charlotte. Bearers will be her grandsons, Lindol M.
Atkins III, Mark Butler, Bruce Giguere, Frank C. Noble III, Mike Trudo and
Karl Schott Wells. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, July 29, from 4 to 7
p.m. at the Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 209
Falls Road, Shelburne.

SADIE
M. (TOBIN) FITZGERALD
COLCHESTER — Sadie M. (Tobin) Fitzgerald, 92, died
Friday, July 27, 2001, in the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester after
a lingering illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Our Lady of Providence, 47 W. Spring St., Winooski, Vt. 05404. A full obituary
will appear in Sunday’s Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are made by the
La- Vigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.

SADIE
M. (TOBIN) FITZGERALD
WINOOSKI — Sadie M. (Tobin) Fitzgerald, 92, died
Friday, July 27, 2001, in the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester after
a lingering illness. Born on May 31, 1909, in Burlington, she was the daughter
of John L. and Josephine (Kelley) Tobin. She graduated from Cathedral High
School, Class of 1927, and later from the Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital School
of Nursing in 1931. Many students will remember her for her years of teaching
nursing at the Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital and the Fanny Allen School of
Practical Nursing. Sadie retired in 1976. In 1951, she married Thomas B.
Fitzgerald, who predeceased her in 1953. She is survived by three step- sons,
Thomas P. Fitzgerald, John R. Fitzgerald and his wife, Mary, and Robert T.
Fitzgerald and his wife, Carol; and many grandchildren. She is also survived
by many cousins. The family would like to thank the Sisters at Our Lady of
Providence, the staff at the Green Mountain Nursing Home, and Dr. John M.
Fitzgerald for the care and concern shown to Sadie these last few years. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 30, at 11 a.m. in St.
Stephen Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will follow in St. Joseph
Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to Our Lady of Providence, 47 W. Spring St., Winooski, Vt. 05404. Visiting
hours will be Sunday, July 29, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LaVigne
Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.


JANE LOUISE (McAULIFFE) MORIARTY
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. — Jane Louise
(McAuliffe) Moriarty, 79, passed away peacefully at home Friday, June 27,
2001, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lewiston, Maine, she was raised
in Burlington, Vt., and was a graduate of the University of Vermont. She had
lived in Chicopee, Mass., for a brief period and then lived in Springfield for
40 years before settling in New York 11 years ago. While living in
Springfield, Mass., she was a communicant of Holy Name parish for 40 years and
was a member of the Mercy Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. She had currently been a
communicant of Holy Innocents parish in Pleasantville and was an active member
of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Mrs. Moriarty was predeceased by her husband,
Dr. Robert Moriarty, in 1990. She is survived by two sons, Richard J. Moriarty
and his wife, Linda, of Hampden, Mass., and Patrick M. Moriarty, M.D., and his
wife, Lucille, of Kansas City, Mo.; eight daughters, Katherine E. Boroughs and
her husband, James, of Golden. Colo., Barbara J. Bankert and her husband,
Joseph, of Alexandria, Va., Ann M. Schwarz and her husband, Joseph, of Poway,
Calif., Mary L. Reilingh and her husband, James, of Pleasantville, Roberta J.
Plumb and her husband, Lee, of Fairfax, Va., Eileen F. Wright and her husband,
Eldon, of Fort Collins, Colo., Noreen T. Gouveia and her husband, Joseph, of
Honolulu, Hawaii, and Pauline C. Smith and her husband, Billy, of Delaplane,
Va.; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8:30
a.m. from Sampson’s Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, 21 Tinkham Road, on the
corner of Wilbraham Road, in Springfield, Mass., with a 10 a.m. Liturgy of
Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church in Hampden. Rites of committal will
follow in St. Thomas Cemetery in Palmer, Mass. Calling hours will be held
Wednesday form 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions in Jane’s name may be
directed to St. Mary’s Church Building Fund, 27 Somers Road, Hampden, Mass.
01036.
CONSTANCE M. RIVERS
MORRISONVILLE, N.Y. — Constance M. Rivers of Fieldstone Way died Friday,
July 27, 2001, in Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh. She
was born in South Hero, Vt., the daughter of the late Cornelius and Sarah (Patnode)
Gorman. Constance was a communicant of St. Alexander’s Church in
Morrisonville, a member and past president of American Legion Post 1619
Ladies Auxiliary, past County president, past 4th District president, past
Chapeau of 40&8 Salon 395, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
1619, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 125, where she prepared dinners and
banquets. Constance was a dedicated wife and mother. Constance is survived
by three sons, Howard Rivers Jr. of Morrisonville, Ronald Rivers of
Plattsburgh, and Mark Rivers of Jacksonville, Fla.; a foster daughter,
Dorothy and her husband, Robert Boop, of Peru; a brother and sister-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Sumner of Burlington, Vt.; a sister and brother-in-law,
Kathleen and James Dugan of Colchester, Vt.; four grandchildren, Kristen
Rivers, Paul Rivers, Brianne Rivers, and Johnathon Potoczek; and several
nieces and nephews. Constance was predeceased by her first husband, George
Joyal; he was killed in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, and her
second husband, Howard Rivers Sr., in 1981; a brother, Leonard Sumner; and
three sisters, Florence, Ruth and Wanda. Calling hours will be Monday, July
30, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. from the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh.
Members of the American Legion Post 1619 Ladies Auxiliary and the Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 125 will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. for a wake service. A
funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 31, at 11 a.m. from Brown Funeral
Home Chapel in Plattsburgh. Burial will follow in St. Alexander’s Cemetery
in Morrisonville. Donations in her memory may be made to the Lupus
Foundation, c/o Howard Rivers, 15 Fieldstone Way, Morrisonville, N.Y. 12962.
July 28
 

DORIS S. COLCORD RICHFORD — Doris S. Colcord, 95, widow of E. Jay
Colcord, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, in the Holiday House Nursing Home in
St. Albans. She was born June 15, 1906, in Richford, the daughter of the
late James and Blanche (Miltimore) Stanhope. She was a lifelong resident of
Richford, a member of the Richford United Methodist Church, United Methodist
Women, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Missisquoi Chapter 51, in
Richford. She is survived by a sister, Beth Jessup of Berkeley, Calif.; a
nephew, Lyle Noyes of Irasburg; and a niece, Surja Jessup of Berkeley.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Richford United
Methodist Church with Pastor Kate Tobey officiating. Interment will follow
in the Hillside Cemetery in Richford. There will be no visiting hours. For
those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to Richford Lions
Club, c/o Wendell Fortier, 29 North Ave., Richford, Vt. 05476. Spears
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PERRY
D. “”TIM” DODDS
NORTH HERO — Perry D. “”Tim” D. Dodds, 69, a lifelong
resident of North Hero, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at his residence on
Bridge Road. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be
announced in a full obituary in Tuesday’s Burlington Free Press. Arrangements
are under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home, Swanton.

PERRY
DEAN “”TIM” DODDS
NORTH HERO — Perry Dean “”Tim” Dodds passed away at
home Saturday, July 28, 2001, following a long illness. He was born on March
23, 1932, in Burlington, the son of Perry and Daisy (Giquere) Dodds. He
attended North Hero Elementary School and Alburg High School. In 1957 he
married Mary-Jane Jackson of Milton. Tim was a true Vermonter in every way. He
was a man of few words, but you listened and learned from each and every one.
He was an extremely hard working man who had expertise in construction,
landscaping and had most recently worked at Wilcox Cove Golf Course in Grand
Isle. He was a wonderful, caring, providing father and grandfather and will be
greatly missed. Tim is survived by three daughters and their families, Lora
and Steve Benoit, their son Dustin, and daughter, Amanda of Cealt, Calif.;
Tamora and Gary Pidgeon Sr. and their son; Gary Jr., of Fletcher; Audrey and
Mark Fitzsimmons and their sons, Jackson and Ryan, of Dayton, Nev.; a sister
and brother-in-law, Janet and Wilbur Bready of New Port Richey, Fla.; a
brother-in-law, Henry Hutchins of North Hero; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Perry Dean in 1940 and his mother, Daisy in
1998; and his sister, Jean Hutchins in 1999. Visiting hours are private. A
funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. on the Fill of the
old North Hero / South Alburg Bridge, weather permitting. Alternate location
is the United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the family lot in
North End Cemetery. Arrangements are by Kidder Memorial Home, Swanton.


SAMUEL GUARNACCIA
WEYBRIDGE — Samuel Guarnaccia died in peace Saturday,
July 28, 2001, at his home in Weybridge. He was born in Wakefield, Mass., on
Oct. 1, 1908, the ninth of 10 children born to Gieuseppe and Pietra Guarnaccia.
From Wakefield High School, he attended Middlebury College, graduating in
1930. Until 1940, he taught at Cheshire Academy and New York Military Academy,
while working toward a doctorate of modern languages during the summers at
Middlebury, a task interrupted in 1939 by World War II. After his marriage in
1940 to Jean Hayden, he became a professor at Middlebury College, where he
taught Spanish and Italian until 1968. He also served as a U.S. Navy
lieutenant in Naples, Italy, and in Cuba. “”Throughout his years of service,
Sam Guarnaccia was a pillar of the College community. As a talented student
athlete, he won accolades for his accomplishments on the football field and
later coached. During his years on the faculty, he also served as Acting
Alumni Secretary and Acting Director of Admissions. He was instrumental in the
establishment, in 1951, of the Middlebury School in Madrid, which he directed
in 1962-63 and again in 1967-68. In later years he served as director of the
Peace Corps in Peru and was a member of the Vermont-Honduras Committee. After
leaving the faculty in 1968, he served as Director of Admissions at the Verde
Valley School in Arizona. Generations of both baccalaureate and graduate
alumni will fondly recall Sam Guarnaccia’s generous, warm, energetic presence
on campus. Friends and neighbors in town will surely join us in mourning the
loss of one who contributed so much of his bountiful life to this College.”
(Middlebury College). He is survived by his wife, Jean Guarnaccia; daughter,
Gina Camalich and her husband, John; Gina’s children, Katherine Brande and
Kenneth Burton and great-grandchildren Kenneth and Luke Brande, and Allison
Burton; his son, Sam Guarnaccia Jr. and his wife, Paula, and Sam’s children,
Rachael, Reina, and Dino Guarnaccia and stepsons Brendan and Cameron Lucey;
and many beloved nieces, nephews, and countless friends, one of whom wrote …
“”As you know better than us, when your Dad shook people’s hands, they felt
they were held by the world.” Special gratitude to loving friends, Arthur,
Polly, and Tom Pepin. Donations in Sam’s memory may be sent to Addison County
Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.


WILLIAM C. JIMMO I
NEW HAVEN — William C. Jimmo I, 57, died Saturday,
July 28, 2001, in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury with his family
around him. He was born March 14, 1944, in Burlington. Bill served in the
Vermont Army National Guard. He was employed as a chef at Middlebury College
for several years. Bill is survived by his wife of 30 years, Katherine (Clark)
Jimmo of New Haven; two daughters, Melissa Gearwar of Brandon and Wendy Brian
Barrows of Monkton; a son, William C. Jimmo II of Burlington; six
grandchildren; a brother, James C. Jimmo of South Burlington; and several
nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his mother, Stella Jimmo. Funeral
services will be held Tuesday, July 31, at 10 a.m. in Valley Bible Church in
East Middlebury. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven. Friends
may call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Monday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health and
Hospice, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.


ALICE L. LONGLEY
HUDSON, Fla, — Alice L. Longley passed away July 28,
2001, in Windsor Woods Convalescent Center in Hudson. Alice was a longtime
resident of the Atria Windsor Woods Retirement Community after the death of
her husband, Howard, in 1989. Alice worked at General Electric for many
years and resided in Lynn, Mass., Farmington, N.H., and Burlington, Vt.,
before retiring to Florida in the early 1980s. Alice is survived by four
children: David and his wife, Susan, residing in Burke, Va., Donald and his
wife, Margery, residing in Manchester, Conn., Barbara Jewett, residing in
Essex Junction, Vt., and Carol Longley of Haleiwa, Hawaii; nine
grandchildren: Debra Longley of McLean, Va., Karen Lathrop and Diane
Bloomingdale, both of Alexandria, Va., Meredith and Erin Longley, both of
Manchester, Conn., Leslie Jewett of Seattle, Wash., Kellie LeFever of
Daytona Beach, Kristie Macaluso of Orlando, and Malia Longley of Haleiwa.
Alice will be inurned with her husband at the Serenity Gardens Memorial Park
in Largo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to
the charity of one’s choice.


SISTER MICHELINE (TERESA) PARENTE BURLINGTON — Sister Micheline
(Teresa) Parente of the Sisters of Mercy of Vermont died Saturday, July 28,
2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a brief illness. She was born in
Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 15, 1925, the daughter of Michael and Anna Donovan
Parente. She was educated at Mount St. Joseph Academy in West Hartford, Conn.,
and St. Joseph’s College in West Hartford. She received a bachelor of arts in
English from Trinity College of Vermont, a master’s degree in sociology from
St. Michael’s College in Colchester, and was a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at
St. Louis University. In addition, she participated in anti-poverty programs
in Chicago and studied at Arizona State and the University of Notre Dame. She
entered the Sisters of Mercy of Vermont on Feb. 2, 1948, and was professed
Aug. 16, 1950. Sister Micheline taught in elementary schools at Christ the
King School and Cathedral Grade School in Burlington, at Mount St. Mary
Academy, Cathedral High School, Rice Memorial High School in Burlington and
Marian High School in Barre, and was a sociology instructor at Trinity College
of Vermont. She also taught religious education at St. Anne’s, Holy Cross and
Blessed Sacrament parishes. After retiring from classroom teaching, Sister
Micheline made her home in Farmington, Conn., attending to family business and
the care of her sister. While in Farmington, she assisted the president of the
Sisters of Mercy by reading and summarizing major articles. She returned home
to live with her religious community in 1998 following a long illness. Sister
Micheline recently became involved in Mercy Bread, a newly formed justice
group. The Vermont Mercy Community is deeply grateful to the Sisters of Mercy,
Regional Community of Connecticut, for their love, support and care of Sister
Micheline during her time in Connecticut. Sister is survived by her sisters in
religion, the Sisters of Mercy of Vermont; her sister, Audrey Donovan of
Windsor, Conn.; and a special niece, Jane Macek of Farmington, Conn. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 30, at 4 p.m. in Sacred Heart
Chapel at Mount St. Mary, 100 Mansfield, Ave., Burlington. Visiting hours are
Sunday, July 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Family
and friends may visit prior to the funeral. Interment will follow in Mount St.
Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the sisters of
Mercy Ministry Fund. Arrangements are made by Ready Funeral Home, 261
Shelburne Road, Burlington.
CARROLL E. PAYNE SR
PLYMOUTH, MAINE — Carroll E. Payne Sr., 61, died July 28, 200,1 at his
son’s home in Plymouth. He was born in Elliott, Maine on Oct. 15, 1939, the
son of Francis and Relefa (MacIntrye) Payne. Mr. Payne was a retired
electrician. He is survived by one son, Carroll and his wife, Ellen, of
Plymouth; three daughters, Tammy Payne, Sally Payne, and Pam Gruwell, all of
Felton, Del.; seven brothers, Francie Payne of Jacksonville, Fla., Geoge
Payne of Keystone, Fla., Ronland Payne of Cabot, Vt., Dennis Payne of
Chesapeake, Va., Herbert Payne of Denmark, Maine, Ray Payne of Hiram, Maine,
and Bobby Payne of Raymond, Maine; two sisters, Sandra Utterstron of
Falmouth, Maine, and Velma Ellis of Holland, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. He
was predeceased by one sister, Gwendolyn Teagul. Graveside services will be
held Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Denmark. Arrangements by
the Greenlawn Funeral Directors, Bangor, Maine.
KENNETH V. THOMPSON
STARKSBORO / WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Kenneth V. Thompson, 79, died Saturday,
July 28, 2001, in Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was
born Nov. 6, 1921, in Starksboro, the son of Vesper and Kate (Mooby)
Thompson. Ken was employed by Rouse Transport Co. for 30 years. He also was
employed by Rockingham Enterprises Inc. for several years. Ken was a hard
worker and enjoyed his family and friends. He is survived by three sisters,
Celia Clime of Maryland, Oletha and her husband, Robert Bickford, of New
Jersey, and Leona Fawaz of California; two brothers, Robert and his wife,
Arlene Thompson, of Lincoln, and Elwyn and his wife, Vivian Thompson, of
Maryland; longtime friend Rose Punt of White River Junction and her family;
and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday,
Aug. 1, at 11:30 a.m. in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment
will be in Green Mount Cemetery in Starksboro. Friends may call at the
funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the funeral. Contributions may be
made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane
Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495, or Bugbee Senior Center, P.O. Box 158, White
River Junction, Vt. 05001.

NITA ALICE (HUTCHINSON) TOWNE
RICHMOND — Nita Alice (Hutchinson) Towne,
91, a longtime resident of Richmond, died in Starr Farm Nursing Home on
Saturday, July 28, 2001. She was born in Washington, Vt., on June 9, 1910, the
daughter of Dr. William Orin Hutchinson and Ila Maude (Downing) Hutchinson.
She attended Chelsea schools and graduated from Mary Fletcher Hospital School
of Nursing. Nita assisted her father, Dr. Hutchinson, a well-known Richmond
physician, in making house calls in the area for many years. In 1941, she
married Leland Albert Towne in Burlington. Mrs. Towne had been an active
member of the Richmond Congregational Church, King’s Daughters, the Historical
Society of Richmond and the Senior Citizens’ Hale and Hearty Club. She is
survived by her daughter, Martha Anne (Towne) Bombardier and her husband,
Roger L. Bombardier Sr., of Richmond; a grandson, Roger Louis Bombardier Jr.
of Richmond; nieces Mary Lou Colburn of Richmond, Carrie Towne Sysko of
Bethel, Maine, and Cynthia Garcia of Blanko,Texas; and a nephew, Dr. Gary
Towne of Grand Forks, N.D. She was predeceased by her husband, Leland Albert
Towne, in 1978, and a grandson, Bruce Bombardier, in 1987. A graveside service
will be held Tuesday, July 31, at 3 p.m. in Riverview Cemetery in Richmond. In
lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Humane Society of
Chittenden County, 633 City Park Road, South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Gifford
Funeral Service, 33 Depot St., Richmond, is in charge of services.
July 29
 
MARY ELIZABETH
SHANNON CORLEY
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Mary Elizabeth Shannon Corley of
South Burlington passed away July 29, 2001. Funeral arrangements are
incomplete, and a full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Free Press.
Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road,
Burlington

MARY ELIZABETH SHANNON
CORLEY
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Mary Elizabeth Shannon Corley of South
Burlington passed away July 29, 2001, at the Burlington Health and
Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Corley was born in upper New York State on Feb.
15, 1906, the daughter of John and Edna Shannon. As a child she moved to
Underhill where her parents developed “”Shannon’s”, a small resort, which
later became Maple Leaf Farm, a substance abuse rehabilitation center. She
attended grammar school in Underhill and graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s High
School in Burlington. She graduated in the first class of nursing from
Bishop deGoesbriand Hospital in 1928. She married Dr. Roy Edward Corley Oct.
27, 1930. Dr. Corley was a local pediatrician who passed away Sept. 4, 1967.
She leaves one daughter, Mary Jessica McCollum, of Yucca Valley, Calif.;
granddaughter, Cindy Mahaffey; great-grandsons, Jason and Brian Mahaffey of
Yucca Valley; and granddaughter Heather Sheridan, her husband, Kevin, and
great-grandchildren, Natalie and Samuel Sheridan of Tahoe, Calif. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. in St. John
Vianney Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in Resurrection Park
Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 6 to
8 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road,
Burlington.


GEORGE HENRY GARDNER
WATERVILLE — George Henry Gardner of Waterville died
at the age of 85 after a brief illness, in Copley Hospital. George resided at
Maple Grove Rest Home since Jan. 30, 1973. George was born in Weathers- field.
He was predeceased by his parents, George E. and Lillian (Cough) Gardner; two
brothers, Leonard and Randy Gardner, and a sister, Rachel Foster. George was
employed in the laundry business for many years before coming to Maple Grove.
He often mentioned that he worked on his parents’ farm while growing up in
Windsor. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, July 31, in Underhill Flats
Cemetery at 10 a.m. Gifford Funeral Home, Richmond, is in charge of services.

CLERINA D. MATTE
WINOOSKI — Clerina D. Matte, 86, of 31 East Spring St.,
Winooski, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, in the Burlington Health and
Rehabilitation Center in Burlington. She was born in Mooers, N.Y., on Jan. 9,
1915, the daughter of Elzeor and Arminie (Barcomb) Favreau. She was married in
St. Joseph’s Church in Mooers on June 10, 1944, to Raymond J. Matte, who
predecewased her Jan. 27, 1999. Clerina gave much of her time as a volunteer
at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and the Fanny Allen Hospital. She
was a member of St. Francis Xavier parish in Winooski, Ladies of St. Anne,
Daughters of Isabella, Confraternity of St. Joseph, Mount Carmel, Fanny Allen
Auxiliary, Winooski Senior Citizens and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program
(RSVP). She is survived by a son, Maurice “”Moe” Matte and his wife, Claire,
and their children, Adrain and Jordan, of Winooski; a son-in-law, Arthur
Goodhue and his children, Paul and Lisa, of Swanton; a brother, Leonard
Favreau and his wife, Albina, of Plattsburgh, N.Y; two sisters-in-law,
Madeline Matte of St. Johnsbury and Sister Jane Francis Matte, Sisters of
Mercy in Burlington; two brothers-in-law, Lee Matte and Robert Matte of
Winooski; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter,
Yvette Goodhue, on Dec. 29, 1998, and four sisters, Rita Barriere, Leona
Miller, Beatrice Bosley and Evelyn Duprey. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen Catholic Church in
Winooski. Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church
Capital Campaign, 3 St. Peter St., Winooski, Vt. 05404. Visiting hours will be
Tuesday, July 31, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132
Main St., Winooski.
MILDRED ANNA NICKERSON
BURLINGTON — Mildred Anna Nickerson, 86, of 300 Pearl St. in
Burlington, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at the Burlington Health and Rehab
Center. She was born in Burlington on April 11, 1915, the daughter of Robert
A. and Ida (Limoge) Hayes. She was educated in Burlington and attended Mount
St. Mary’s. In 1939 she was married to Fred Nickerson who predeceased her in
1973. From 1970 to 1985, she ran an antique shop out of her home and really
enjoyed attending auctions and sales all over Vermont. She was a member of
Holy Cross Parish in Colchester. She is survived by her son and his wife,
Jeffrey and Sandra (Gazo) Nickerson of Colchester; two grandchildren,
Matthew and Timothy Gazo, and their children Leland, Louis and Emma. She was
predeceased by a son, James in 1951. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 am in Holy Cross Roman Catholic
Church with burial to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. There will be no
visiting hours. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, 934
North Ave.
July 30
 

FRANCIS A. EMMONS ST. JOHNSBURY — Francis A. Emmons of St. Johnsbury
died Monday, July 30, 2001, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in
Lebanon, N.H., after a brief illness. Mr. Emmons was a longtime employee of
Ralston Purina, a St. Johnsbury selectman 1981-1988, and was active
statewide in the National Right to Life movement. He is survived by his
wife, Jeannette (Cote) Emmons (155 Pleasant St., St. Johnsbury, Vt. 05819);
nine children and their families; and two sisters. A funeral Mass will be
celebrated in St. Johnsbury on Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. John the
Evangelist Church. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visiting
hours will be held at the Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St. in St.
Johnsbury, Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions:
Good Shepherd Foundation, P.O. Box 384, St. Johnsbury, Vt. 05819.
 

ELIZABETH JANE LARAMIE FAIR HAVEN — Mrs. Elizabeth Jane (Mulroy)
Laramie, 74, a longtime resident of Fair Haven, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at
the Rutland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Laramie was born July 20, 1927, in
Middlebury, the daughter of Alfred and Madolyn (Goulette) Mulroy. She
graduated from Windsor High School with the Class of 1945 and then entered the
Carney Hospital School of Nursing in South Boston, Mass., graduating as a
registered nurse in 1948. Jane was employed as the school nurse for the entire
Fair Haven School District from 1967 until her retirement in 1981. In 1956,
Jane married Bernard Laramie and they made their home in Fair Haven for many
years. She was predeceased by her husband in 1990. She was a communicant of
Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and a longtime member of the Fair
Haven Historical Society. Mrs. Laramie is survived by her mother, Mrs. Madolyn
Mulroy of Fair Haven; her three children, Mrs. Michelle Charron of Shelburne,
Mrs. Danielle Roberts and Peter Laramie, both of Fair Haven; seven
grandchildren; and several aunts, nieces and nephews. Besides her husband,
Mrs. Laramie was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Laramie in 1969; and by her
father, Alfred Mulroy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday,
Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church in Fair Haven. The Rev.
Richard W. Tinney, parish priest, will officiate. Burial will follow the Mass
in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fair Haven. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 6
to 8 p.m. in the Durfee Funeral Home, 119 North Main St., Fair Haven. Flowers
will most gratefully be declined. Friends and family may make donations to the
American Lung Association of Vermont at 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt.
05403-9987. Arrangements are under the direction of the Durfee Funeral Home of
Fair Haven

PHILIP I. PAQUETTE
FERRISBURGH — Philip I. Paquette, 48, died Monday,
July 30, 2001, in Rutland. He was born July 8, 1953, in Middlebury, the son of
Maurice and Mildred (Brown) Paquette. Philip is survived by a son, Jeremiah
Paquette of Florida; his parents, of Ferrisburgh; a sister, Marie Jewell of
Addison; four brothers, Richard of Middlebury, Maurice P. and Michael, both of
Ferrisburgh, and Gary of Nebraska; a friend, Mari Trenbenbis of New York; and
several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Philip was predeceased by a sister,
Phyllis. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. in the
Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Interment will be in St. Peter’s
Cemetery in Vergennes. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be
made to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, Vergennes, Vt. 05491.

EUGENE O. REILLY JR. ESSEX — Eugene O. Reilly Jr., 65, of Essex died
unexpectedly Monday, July 30, 2001, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 3, at
11 a.m. in St. Pius X Catholic Church in Essex. There will be no visiting
hours. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Burlington Free Press.
Arrangements made by the LaVigne Funeral Home, Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski

EUGENE O. REILLY JR.
ESSEX — Eugene O. Reilly Jr., 65, of Essex died unexpectedly Monday, July 30,
2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in New York
City, the son of the late Eugene O. Sr. and Margaret (Foley) Reilly. He
attended schools in New York City and served in the U.S. Army for four years.
He was married to Patricia Savage on Jan. 18, 1959, in New York City. Eugene
owned and operated Yankee Electric Supply and Main Street Lighting for the
past 16 years, serving many of the area contractors. He attended St. Pius X
Catholic Church in Essex. He was a member of the Jaycees, Elks, Ethan Allen
Club and the Optimists. Eugene had many interests in life, especially reading,
racquetball, and working the family business. He is survived by his wife of 42
years, Patricia Reilly of Essex; three children, Stephanie Reilly and her
fiance, Michael Hemingway, of South Burlington, Sean Reilly and his fiancee,
Jessica Phelps, of Williston, and Shannon Reilly and his fiancee, Val Currier,
of Essex; four grandchildren, Gabrielle, Victoria, Jacob, and Austin; a
sister, Margaret Armango and her husband, Daniel, of Lindenhurst, N.Y.; his
mother-in-law, Rita O’Brien of South Burlington; several brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law; and nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Eugene was
predeceased by three brothers, John, Thomas and Gerard Reilly. Eugene was a
dear husband, father, and “”Bebop.” He was the backbone of the family and was
the most loving, caring and giving person. The number of lives he touched is
immeasurable. He will be greatly missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Friday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. in St. Pius X Catholic Church in Essex.
Interment will be at a later date and at the convenience of the family. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program-F, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis,
Tenn. 38105-1905. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements made by the
LaVigne Funeral Home, Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.


PHYLLIS KAIGHN SCOTT
SOUTH STRAFFORD — Phyllis Kaighn Scott died at home
July 30, 2001, after a long and wonderful life. Phyllis Kaighn was born April
3, 1922, and raised in Atlantic City, N.J. She graduated from Atlantic City
Friends School, Westown School in Pennsylvania, and Earlham College in
Richmond, Ind., where she met her husband, Robert Wetherbee Scott. They were
married 55 years. After raising four children in Moorestown, N.J., Phyl earned
a master’s degree at Glassboro State College in early childhood education and
began teaching at Moorestown Friends School. Phyllis and Robert moved to South
Strafford in 1984 where she continued working with children and tended her
garden. She is survived by a son and two daughters, Charles (Corky) Scott and
his wife, Dana Scott, and children, Jennifer and David, of South Strafford,
Dana Cornelius and her husband, Michael, and son, Jared, of Forked River,
N.J., and Wendy Scott and her husband, Al Stirt, of Enosburg Falls. She was
predeceased by a son, Chandlee Edgar Scott; and her husband, Robert Wetherbee
Scott. Her gentle but strong nature will be missed by her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Visiting Nurses Alliance of
Vermont and New Hampshire, 46 S. Main St., White River Junction, Vt. 05001.
The family would like to acknowledge the loving and skilled cared provided by
the VNA caregivers. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at 2
p.m. at the Hanover Friends Meeting House, 43 Lebanon St., Hanover, N.H.

EDITH CLARK STOCK
BRISTOL — Edith Clark Stock, 85, died Monday, July 30,
2001, at her home in Bristol. She was born March 19, 1916, in Lincoln, the
daughter of Charles E. and Blanch (Lathrop) Clark. Edith opened her home for
other people in and around the Bristol area for more than fifty-five years,
the last forty-five years on East Street in Bristol. She is survived by a
nephew, Lyle Webb Sr. of Salisbury; a niece, Alice Clark of Lincoln; and
several grandnieces and grandnephews. Services will be held Friday, Aug. 3, at
10 a.m. in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln. There will be no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice,
Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol in charge of
arrangements.
July 31
 


CLOSSON KENT BLAISDELL
CAMBRIDGE — Closson Kent Blaisdell, 88, passed
away Tuesday morning, July 31, 2001, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington Arrangements are incomplete at this time and a full notice will
appear in the Thursday edition of the Burlington Free Press. Arrangements
are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.


CLOSSON KENT BLAISDELL
CAMBRIDGE — Closson Kent Blaisdell, 88, of
Cambridge passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care
in Burlington after a brief illness. He was born in Wilmington, Mass., on
Sept. 30, 1912, the son of the late Charles Varnum and Arabelle (Closson)
Blaisdell. He graduated from Wilmington High School, Class of 1929, and
married the former Harriet Louise Staveley in April 1932. She predeceased
him in 1973. He married Edna (Olson) Hague on April 27, 1974, in the
Cambridge United Church. Closson contributed to his community as town
moderator at Cambridge town meetings for several years as well as moderator
for the village of Cambridge for many years. He was a trustee and a member
of the board of directors for Cambridge Regional Health Center and was
extremely proud of his position as their property manager. He was an avid
sports fan, enjoying monitoring all of the the national leagues from season
to season. Most of all, he loved ballroom dancing with his wife, and as a
longtime member of the South Burlington Dance Club he always looked forward
to every available opportunity to dance. He was a wonderful husband, father,
grandfather and friend, and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and
loved him. He is survived by his wife, Edna Blaisdell of Cambridge; three
sons, Closson Kent Blaisdell Jr. and his wife, Martha, of Castleton, N.Y.,
Bradford Thomas Blaisdell and his wife, Joyce, of North Cambridge, Charles
Mark Blaisdell and his wife, Judith, of Cambridge; two daughters, Beverley
Ann Learned and her husband, John, of Cambridge, Sally Ellen Loura and her
husband, Alan, of Stowe; a brother, Elliot Blaisdell and his wife, Eleanore,
of Massachusetts; three sisters, Sally Blaisdell of Massachusetts, Jesse
Herculsen of Massachusetts, Barbara Boisvert of New Hampshire; three
stepchildren, Sandra Louise Manseau of East Fairfield, G. Kenneth Hague of
East Fairfield, and Robert Earl Hague of Lowell, Mass.; 18 grandchildren; 29
great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Wilma
Harriet Nye, in 1995, a brother, Augustus Blaisdell, a sister, Phyllis
Woodside, and a granddaughter. There will be no visiting hours. A memorial
service will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Cambridge United
Church with the Rev. Craig Bensen officiating. Interment will be private and
at the convenience of the family in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery
in Cambridge. Contributions may be made in Closson’s memory to the Cambridge
Regional Health Center, c/o Joe Rogers, P.O. Box 58, Cambridge, Vt. 05444,
or Cambridge Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 431, Jeffersonville, Vt. 05464.
Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.


YVETTE JEANNETTE CHAUVIN
HYDE PARK — Yvette J. Chauvin, 86, went to the
Lord peacefully July 31, 2001, at her home, with her loving family by her
side. She was born in St. Alphonse, Quebec, on Dec. 24, 1914, the daughter of
Hormidas and Marie Alzine Parent. Yvette was married to Joseph Henri Chauvin
on Sept. 15, 1934, in Enosburg Falls. Following their marriage, they purchased
a farm in Eden, where they began and raised their family. In addition to
rearing her children and doing farm chores, Yvette loved tending her vegetable
gardens, canning her harvest, and growing and cultivating beautiful flower
gardens. Her strong faith led her to be an active participant in the St.
Gabriel Mission in Eden, using her talents and energy to help raise funds with
her delicious baked goods and excellent cooking skills. Yvette was also known
for being an excellent seamstress. Her ability for making afghans and pillows
made them prized possessions, as each family member had received them
throughout the years. She also donated these items for various fund-raising
events. Without a doubt, her greatest love in life was her family. She was
predeceased by Henri on April 22, 1981. She is survived by six children,
Norman and his wife, Faye, of Morrisville, Raymond and his wife, Carolyn, of
Hyde Park, Jeanette Fleury and her husband, Glenn, of Hyde Park, Pauline
Manosh of Johnson, Jacqueline Locke and her husband, Marvin, of North Hyde
Park, and James and his wife, Louise, of Morrisville; 23 grandchildren; 39
great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Yvon Parent of
Connecticut; a sister, Geor- gette Benoit-Theriault of Quebec; her stepmother,
Agnes Parent; four half brothers, Raymond, Jean Marc, Roger and Armand; and
two half sisters, Madeline and Jeanine. She was predeceased by a brother,
Balder, and a half brother, Dennis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in St. Teresa Church in Hyde Park with
interment following in St. Teresa’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
contributions in her memory would be appreciated to Lamoille Home Health and
Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., or the Bishop Marshall School, 680 Laporte Road, both
in Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home,
Morrisville.


ALISON M. LAMPHIER
ST. ALBANS — Miss Alison Marie Lamphier, age 3, died
Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care with her loving parents
at her side, following an illness of six months. Alison was born in St. Albans
on April 4, 1998, the daughter of Steven and Darlene (Choiniere) Lamphier. She
was baptized in and was a member of Holy Angels Church. Alison was a very
bright and beautiful girl. She loved to play with her dolls, play pretend and
ride her tricycle. She had an extraordinary love for her family. She brought
joy to everyone around her and lived life to its fullest. She will be dearly
missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her parents, Steven and
Darlene, and her brother, Samuel, all of St. Albans; her maternal
grandparents, Eleanor and John Bean and Donald and Jean Choiniere, all of St.
Albans; her paternal grandparents, Harley and Eleanor Lamphier of Greenwood,
N.Y.; maternal great-grandmother Esther Fregeau of St. Albans; paternal
great-grandfather William Atherton of Greenwood; aunts and uncles Debbie and
Ed Gallo, Pamela Fiaschetti, Gary and Judy Choiniere, Karen and Tom Whitcomb,
Anne Marie and Edward Loew, Joanne Choiniere, and Melinda Lamphier; and many
cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in
Holy Angels Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86
S. Main St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in the
Lamphier family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be
made to the St. Albans Free Library, Maiden Lane, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or
the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1340 Williston Road, South Burlington, Vt. 05403.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, St. Albans.


BEATRICE CASSIE LaPIER
BEEKMANTOWN, N.Y. — Beatrice Cassie LaPier, 85, of
Adrian/Gonyo Apartments on O’Neil Road died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in CVPH in
Plattsburgh. She was born in Starksboro, Vt., on June 7, 1916, the daughter of
Alfred and Cassie (Hallock) Jimmo. Survivors include three sons and two
daughters-in-law, Stanley LaPier of West Chazy, Elwood and Carol LaPier of
West Chazy, and Wayne and Kim LaPier of West Chazy; three daughters and
sons-in-law, Beverly and Henry Gooley of Champlain, Donna and Gerard Filion of
Champlain, and Arlene and Gerald Jabaut of Brant Lake; a half brother, Andrew
Jimmo of Bristol, Vt.; 30 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, two
great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by two sons, one who died at birth in 1948, and Wendell LaPier, in October
1993; a sister, Bertha Remick, in 1964; and a half brother, Lionel Jimmo.
Beatrice’s request was that her remains be donated to the University of
Vermont College of Medicine. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial was
celebrated Thursday, Aug. 2.

JILL
ANN McCARTHY
ST. ALBANS BAY — Jill Ann McCarthy, 22, of St. Albans Bay
died Tuesday, July 31, 2001. She was born in Willimantic, Conn. on Sept. 1,
1973, the daughter of Gabriel and Marykay (DeVivo) McCarthy. She was a
graduate of Burlington High School and a member of Christ the King Parish. She
is survived by her mother, Marykay McCarthy of Tucson, Ariz.; her father,
Gabriel O. McCarthy of St. Albans Bay; a brother, Kevin O. McCarthy and his
wife, Cara, and their son Kyle, of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Mercedes M.
McCarthy of Colorado Springs, Colo.; an aunt, Virginia Wheeler and her
husband, Rowe, of East Dover; an aunt, Mary Lou DeVivo of Willimantic; and
several aunts and uncles in Ireland; and her beloved dog, Sampson. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. in
Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Burlington. Burial will be at the
convenience of the family. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


MARTIN JOHN MYERS
ESSEX — Martin John Myers, 62, of Essex, passed away
early Tuesday morning, July 31, 2001, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington. Visiting hours will be held Friday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. in
the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel in Colchester. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of St.
Michael the Archangel, Colchester. A full notice will appear in the Thursday,
Aug. 2, edition of the Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by John D.
Workman of the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.


MARTIN J. MYERS
ESSEX — Rep. Martin J. Myers (R-Chittenden 2-1 and 2-1A)
passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care with his
wife and daughters at his side. Rep. Myers, who was also chair of the Essex
Selectboard, died of lung cancer complications. Marty was born Aug. 18, 1938,
in Johnstown, Pa., the son of Martin O. and Aileen (Luther) Myers. He
graduated as salutatorian from Blacklick Township (Pa.) High School. He was a
U.S. Army veteran, serving as an instructor at the Army Intelligence School at
Fort Holibird, Md. He attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and
graduated with honors from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,
with a bachelor of science in electronics engineering. He was a member of
Sigma Chi social fraternity, Alpha Theta Nu, scholarship holders honorary;
Omicron Delta Kappa, men’s service fraternity; Sigma Tau and Tau Beta Pi,
engineering honoraries; and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE). He married Linda Krawetz on Aug. 15, 1964, and they are the
parents of two wonderful daughters, Robyn Ann and Kasey Marie. Marty was
employed at International Business Machines for 31 years until his retirement
in May 1999. He worked for IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Manassas, Va.; and Essex
Junction. Marty was firsrt elected to the Essex Selectboard in 1984 and was
serving his sixth consecutive three-year term. He served as chair of the
Selectboard for 11 of those years. He was a member of the Essex Board of Civil
Authority from 1984 to the present, was a justice of the peace, was the Essex
representative to the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization,
served on the board of directors of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns,
was a member of the Essex Development Network, served as a member of the
Vermont FAB2000 Coalition, and was a member of the Circumferential Highway
Task Force from 1899 to the present. He also was chair of the Essex Town
Republican Committee. He was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives
in November 2000 and served as a member of the House Institutions Committee.
Marty loved cars and car racing, from his 1959 Chevrolet Impala convertible,
“”the Big Iron” that he used to drag race in the early 1960s, to NASCAR, to
his 5.0 liter Mercury Capri, “”the Zoom Zoom” that he drove until last year.
He was an experienced auto mechanic and spent many hours working on his cars.
He was an avid golfer, and he spent many days on the golf courses of Vermont
with his golfing buddies, Dick Keil, Kurt Carpenter, Pete McCormick, and Masa
Hayashi. One of his proudest golfing moments was his hole-in-one on May 18,
1997, on the 15th hole of the Williston Country Club. Marty and his wife spent
many years breeding, raising and showing bichon frise dogs at dog shows around
the country. They personally showed three of their bichons to their
championships. Marty and his wife were members of Holy Family Catholic Church
in Essex Junction. Marty was predeceased by his father, Martin O. Myers, in
1973, He is survived by his mother, Aileen Myers of Ebensburg, Pa.; his wife
and best friend of 37 years, Linda Myers; two daughters, Robyn Ann Myers and
her partner, Rod Hill, of Milton, and Kasey Marie Myers and her partner, Mark
Anderson, of Medford, Mass.; three brothers, G. Robert Myers and his wife,
Karen, of Monkton, Md., Joseph Myers and his wife, Carolyn, of Woodbridge,
Va., and Dermot Myers and his partner, Kim Chieppor, of Nanty Glo, Pa.; two
sisters, Mary Cossentino and her husband, Joseph, of Jarretts- ville, Md., and
Sarah Kupchella and her husband, Martin, of Nanty Glo; several aunts and
uncles; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The Myers family wishes to
express its gratitude to the members of Marty’s medical team: Drs. Peter
Gunther, John Fitzgerald and Steven Grunberg, and the doctors, nurses and
staff at Fletcher Allen Health Care – McClure 4th Floor ICU, East Wing,
Shepardson 4, and the Radiation and Oncology clinics. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of St.
Michael the Archangel at St. Michael’s College in Colchester by the Rev.
Michael Cronogue, S.S.E. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in
Essex. Visiting hours will be in the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel at
St. Michael’s College from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. Memorial donations may
be made in Marty’s name to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate
Inc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701, or the American Cancer Society,
11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Arrangements are by John Workman of the
Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt. 05454.


WINONA P. SPAULDING
MORRISVILLE — Winona P. Spaulding, 74, died Tuesday,
July 31, 2001, at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Stowe
on Nov. 22, 1926, the daughter of Alexander and Winifred (Peterson) Lackard.
In 1944, she married Leonard C. Spaulding Sr. He predeceased her in 1981.
Winona was employed in the Stowe Post Office for 15 years, the Yodler Inn for
10 years and the Union Bank for three years. She is survived by her four
children, Lorna Spaulding of Montpelier, Dana Spaulding and his wife, Marie,
of Morrisville, Bud Spaulding and his wife, Emily, of West Lebanon, N.H., and
Brenda Beattie and her husband, Bob, of Stowe; her brother, Edward Lackard and
his wife, Minnie, of East Hartford, Conn.; her grandchildren, Tina Cobb, Beth
Cleveland, Tracy Friedrich, Kim Rushford, Eric and Adam Beattie, Ryan and
Krista Spaulding; nine great-grandchildren; and many friends. Funeral services
will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165
Brooklyn St., Morrisville, with the Rev. Patricia Thompson officiating.
Interment will be in the Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe. In lieu of flowers,
contributions in her memory would be appreciated to Lamoille Home Health and
Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661, for all their love, help, and
support.

SUSAN I. WALKER
HYDE PARK — Susan I. Walker, 77, died peacefully,
Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Copley Hospital, Morrisville, following a brief
illness. She was born in Somerset, England, on Nov. 14, 1923. Susan married
Henry S. Walker on May 30, 1945, in London, England. After 40 years of
marriage and the death of her husband, Susan attended the University of
Massachusetts and graduated magna cum laude. Upon graduation, she moved to
Hyde Park, where for the past 11 years she was very active in the community,
serving as a village trustee, an Act 250 commissioner and an active volunteer
at the Lanpher Memorial Library. She also served as a guardian ad litum and on
the board of directors for Out and About. She is survived by her daughter,
Senator Susan Bartlett and her husband, William, of Hyde Park; her son, Steven
and his wife, Portia, and their sons, Miles and Elliot, of Raleigh, N.C.; and
her brother, Arthur Butcher of New Zealand. A memorial service will be held at
10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the Second Congregational Church of Hyde Park. In
lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory would be appreciated to the
Lanpher Memorial Library, Hyde Park, Vt. 05655. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess
Funeral Home, Morrisville.

ALICE (BISSON) WHITE BARRE CITY — Alice (Bisson) White, 97, of 7
Laurel St. passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Woodridge Nursing Home in
Berlin. July 11, 1925, she married Harold J. “”Hap” White in Barre. He died
March 15, 1983. Survivors are one son, Conrad White and his wife, Bea, of
Barre Town; three daughters, Lorraine Aja and her husband, Jerry, of Barre,
Gloria Heininger and her husband, Calef, of Colchester, and Corienne Pasqual
and her husband, Donald, of North Hero; 14 grandchildren; and 11
great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St.
Monica Church in Barre on Friday at 11 a.m. There are no calling hours. Burial
will be in St. Monica Cemetery in Barre. In lieu of flowers, contributions in
her memory may be made to Woodridge Nursing Home, Activity Fund, P.O. Box 550,
Barre, Vt. 05641, or to the North Hero Fire Dept., North Hero, Vt. 05474.
Services are under the direction of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer
St., Barre
 

 

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