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Burlington Free Press Obituaries 06/2001

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Obituaries

June 2001

June 1

ETHEL
D. BEACH
PANTON — Ethel D. Beach, 85, died Friday, June 1, 2001, in
Briarwood Manor in Vergennes. She was born Dec. 26, 1915, in Alburg, the
daughter of Arthur and Melissa (McDonough) Rogers. Ethel married Harold L.
Beach in 1938. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Harold L. Beach of
Panton; a son, Charles Beach of Addison; a daughter, Janice Porter of
Ferrisburgh; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Grant
of Addison; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday in Lake View Cemetery in West Addison. Contributions may be made to
Addison County Home Health and Hospice, Route 7, Middlebury, Vt. 05753; or
Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, Vt. 05491.

HELEN
FREDRICKA (SCHWERIN) BLUMENSTOCK
NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. — Helen Fredricka (Schwerin)
Blumenstock was born in Richmond, Ind., on April 4, 1910, and died June 1,
2001, New Hartford. Her last years were spent in the surroundings she so
dearly loved at the Presbyterian Residential Community and Home. She was a
dedicated member of the New Hartford Presbyterian Church. Everyone who met her
shared in her warmth, friendship and eternal optimism. She was predeceased by
her husband of 61 years, John W. Blumen- stock, on June 28, 1992. She is
survived by her son and daughter by marriage, Marvin W. “”Bud” and Helen
(Clifford) Belyea Blumenstock of Stillwater, Maine; and daughter and son by
marriage, Linda L. (Blumenstock) and her husband, Rene D. LaBerge, of South
Burlington, Vt. She was proud of her grandchildren, Laura (Blumenstock) Branch
and her husband, Chris, of Turner, Maine, Lee (Blumenstock) LeRoy and her
husband, Bill, of Portland, Maine, and Patty (Blumen stock) Gaynor and her
husband, Ken, of West Falmouth, Mass.; and special great-grandchildren Thomas,
Hannah and Amanda Branch, Christopher and Jami LeRoy, and Ryan and Rachael
Gaynor. She also cherished what she loved to refer to as her extended family.
Her farewell to family and friends was always – The Spirit of the Lord goes
with you, making safe, happy and successful your way. We wish that to her.
Arrangements are through Friedel, Williams, Coriale and Edmunds Funeral Home,
13 Oxford Road, New Hartford. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that Helen
would be most proud of any contribution that might be given to the Helen
Blumenstock Memorial Fund, Presbyterian Home, P.O. Box 1144, Middle Settlement
Road, New Hartford, N.Y. 13413, for a living memorial in her honor.


HOWARD H. HOOD SR.
BURLINGTON — Howard H. Hood Sr. of Ipswich, Mass.,
died Friday, June 1, 2001, in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He
was the son of the late John T. and Elizabeth Willis Hood. Howard was married
Dec. 31, 1927, in Salem, Mass., to the late Charlotte McIntyre Hood. He was
retired from the B&B Chemical Co. of Middleton, Mass., where he spent the
majority of his work life. He is survived by a son, Kenneth W. and his wife,
Kathryn Hood, of Burlington; a brother, Chester Hood of Topsfield, Mass.; nine
grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was
predeceased by a son, Howard H. Hood Jr., and a daughter, Betty E. Bayley;
three brothers and three sisters; and a granddaughter, Nancy Bayley. A funeral
service will be held Monday, June 4, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, Mass. There will be visiting hours from
noon to the time of the funeral on Monday. Interment will follow in Oakdale
Cemetery in Middleton, Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Howard’s
memory may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network, c/o Fletcher Allen
Health Care, MCHV Campus, Colchester Avenue, Burlington, Vt. 05401.
Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Service, South Chapel, Burlington.

SUSAN
GAIL LATHROP
BRISTOL — Susan Gail Lathrop died Friday, June 1, 2001, with
her family at her side, in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center.
“”Suzie” was the victim of an automobile accident in Hinesburg on Oct. 13,
1994, and remained in a coma since. She was born Sept. 19, 1953, in Porter
Hospital in Middlebury, the daughter of Richard E. and Patricia (Wisell)
Lathrop. Suzie graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School in 1971 and had
many secretarial positions in both Addison County and Chittenden County. At
the time of her accident, she was employed at Computerland in Williston. She
was a hardworking, fun-loving, family-oriented person who was very proud of
her family, whom she raised as a “”single mother,” and enjoyed her home,
flowers and birds. Suzie is survived by her parents, Dick and Pat Lathrop of
Bristol; her son, Shawn Murray and his fiancee, Tammy Preston, of Hinesburg;
her daughter, Tacia Murray and friend Lij Quintyne, of Burlington; her very
dear friend, Ken Stone of Orleans; three brothers, Michael Lathrop and his
daughters, Lindsay and Sarah, of Lincoln, Larry Lathrop and daughter Christine
and son Dana of Bristol, and Alan Lathrop and his wife, Denny, and sons
Jonathan and Jacob, of Bristol; her sister, Kelly La- throp and her fiance,
David Blair, of Starksboro; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Ambrose Catholic
Church in Bristol. Interment will be in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol.
There will be no calling hours. Donations may be made in Suzie’s memory to the
Bristol Fire Dept., Bristol, Vt., 0543. The Brown-McClay Funeral Home in
Bristol is in charge of arrangements.


STEPHEN WARREN MOORE
LACONIA, N.H. — Stephen Warren Moore died June 1,
2001, in Lakes Region Hospital in Laconia after a long battle with cancer,
surrounded by his family. Stephen was born Oct. 2, 1954, in Burlington, Vt.,
the son of Robert W. and Louise Cobb Moore. He graduated from South Burlington
High School in 1972 and attended the University of Vermont and later the
University of New Hampshire. He was married to Barbara Cushing of Laconia on
Aug. 19, 1978; she survives him. Stephen resided most of his life, since
college, in Laconia, where the couple resided at their home on Highland
Street. He was most recently employed by DTI Technologies of Bedford as a
computer support person for the technical computer programs marketed by his
firm. Prior to that, he was employed by Computersmith Inc. of Hudson in a
similar capacity. Prior to his computer support career, he was employed by a
surveyor, and he himself was a licensed land surveyor in New Hampshire. He was
formerly a member of the First Congregational Church in Burlington and at the
time of his passing was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Laconia.
For several years, he was active as an officer in the New Hampshire
Association of Land Surveyors. Steve loved the outdoors: hiking, canoeing,
sailing, kayaking and cross-country skiing. His other major interest was in
computers, at work and at home. Stephen is survived by his wife, Barbara;
their son, Noah Weston Cushing of Arlington, Mass.; his father, Robert W.
Moore, and special friend, Claire B. Rogers, of South Burlington, Vt.; his
mother, Louise Cobb Moore of New Paltz, N.Y.; his sister, Elizabeth T. Axelson
and her husband, Stephen, and son Benjamin, of Rifton, N.Y.; his brothers,
Kenneth R. Moore of South Burlington and William R. Moore of Waterbury Center,
Vt. He was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Elizabeth Moore, in 1959. He is
also survived by stepsisters and stepbrothers, nieces and cousins. A memorial
Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 291 Union Ave.,
Laconia, on Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. Friends may visit the family at a
reception following the services. Interment will be private and at the
convenience of the family. It is suggested that in lieu of flowers gifts may
be made to a memorial scholarship fund to be established in Stephen’s memory.
The Simoneau and Lambert Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of arrangements.


TIMOTHY JAMES MULKIN
BURLINGTON — Timothy James Mulkin, 23, of Burlington
passed away in Newport on Friday, June 1, 2001. He was born in Brockport,
N.Y., on Nov. 17, 1977, the son of James and Mary Ann (LiCursi) Mulkin. Tim
graduated from North Country Union High School and went on to get a degree in
business administration from Champlain College, graduating in May of this
year. He worked as the car manager at Courtesy Motors in Montpelier. He
enjoyed golf, boating and snowmobiling. Tim was well loved and had many close
friends. Tim is survived by his parents, James and Mary Ann Mulkin of Derby;
his sister, Lorianne Flanders and her husband, Peter, of Derby; his
grandmother, Edna Mulkin of Buffalo, N.Y.; his grandfather, John Mulkin and
his wife, Gini, of Canandaigua, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Della and Martin LiCursi. Friends may
call at the Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport on Tuesday, June 5, from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Converse-Rushford
Funeral Home in Newport on Wednesday, June 6, at 11 am., with the Rev. Joy
Toll-Chandler officiating. Interment will follow. Should friends desire,
contributions in Tim’s memory may be made to the Junior Golf Program, c/o
Newport Country Club, P.O. Box 434, Newport, Vt. 05855. Arrangements are by
Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.


GERTRUDE W. (FLEISHER) WAGNER
WEST BURKE — Gertrude W. (Fleisher) Wagner,
97, died Friday, June 1, 2000, in Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in
St. Johnsbury. She was born in Kendallville, Ind., on Feb. 4, 1904, the
daughter of George and Gertrude (Westcott) Fleisher. She attended school in
Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in home economics in
1927. She enjoyed sports and while at Purdue was a member of the women’s
basketball team and was an all-around athlete. After teaching a few years in
the Midwest, she received her master’s degree from Columbia University in
1931. July 2, 1936, she married Raymond A. Wagner. They moved to Vermont in
1946 and operated a dairy farm here. In 1957, she began a 12-year career at
Concord High School, teaching biology and home economics. While there, she was
the advisor for the Future Homemakers of America club and traveled with
students to state and national conventions. The 1969 graduating class at
Concord High dedicated its yearbook to her. Mrs. Wagner was a member of the
United Methodist Church women’s group of West Burke. A woman with a green
thumb, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, the great outdoors, her family, and
following her children and grandchildren’s school activities and sporting
events. She is remembered as traveling across the U.S.A. in a Model A Ford to
see e 1932 Olympics. She is survived by two sons, George Wagner Sr. of West
Burke, and Hubert Wagner and his wife, Therese, of Salisbury; eight
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Rachel Wagner of
Barton; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Raymond Wagner, in 1988; her brother, Hubert Fleisher, and two sisters,
Harriett Appell and Edith Wilde. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June
10, at 2 p.m. in the West Burke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Henry
Cheney officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery in West Burke.
Visiting hours will be held Saturday, June 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made in her memory may be
directed to Lyndon Rescue Inc. P.O. Box 401, Lyndonville, Vt. 05851.
Arrangements are by Guibord Funeral Home, located on the corner of Main and
Center Streets, Lyndonville. 932 Olympics. She is survived by two sons, George
Wagner Sr. of West Burke, and Hubert Wagner and his wife, Therese, of
Salisbury; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law,
Rachel Wagner of Barton; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Raymond Wagner, in 1988; her brother, Hubert Fleisher, and two
sisters, Harriett Appell and Edith Wilde. Funeral services will be held
Sunday, June 10, at 2 p

June 2


BEVERLY (LOVELETTE) DUSO
ENOSBURG FALLS — Beverly (Lovelette) Duso, 64,
wife of Robert Duso, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 2, 2001, in the
hospital in St. Albans. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in
the Enosburg Methodist Church. Friends may call on the family at the Spears
Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. A
complete obituary will appear in Monday’s St. Albans Messenger.

DOROTHY FRANCES
EMERSON ENGLAND
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Dorothy Frances England, 81,
returned to the Lord on June 2, 2001, in Catholic Medical Center in
Manchester. Born June 8, 1919, in Orono, Maine, she was the daughter of Dr.
Walter Davis Emerson and Fannie May Niles Emerson. She graduated from
Northfield High School, earned a B.S. from the University of Vermont and an
M.A.in education from the University of Illinois. During college, Dorothy
was chief justice and president of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was a
member of a marionette troupe of three, which toured Maine, New Hampshire
and Vermont. She received recognition for her work as a field consultant in
social welfare before moving to Illinois, where she taught seventh and
eighth grades for many years. She was married to Prof. George Macintosh
England on Aug. 27, 1942. He died Nov. 30, 1990. She had been active in the
National Daughters of the American Revolution since Oct. 10, 1963, holding
several offices including regent in Illinois as well as in the Elijah
Paine-Marquis de Lafayette chapter in Vermont. She leaves two children,
Georgia England, M.D., of Phoenix, Ariz., and Walter England, M.D., of
Hopkinton; three grandchildren, Ethan (Ben) England of Savoy, Ill., and Kate
and Andrew England of Hopkinton; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Cora
England of Savoy. She also leaves a sister, Ruth E. Duchacek of Burlington,
Vt.; and two brothers, Robert Emerson of Story, Wyo., and William Emerson of
Somersworth. She loved the Lord, her family and the beauty of nature. Family
graveside services will be held in Mount Hope Cemetery in Northfield on June
16 at 11 a.m. Dorothy’s request was that friends and family who so desire
may make donations to the Mayo Memorial Nursing Home, Northfield, Vt. 05663;
Grace Evangelical Free Church, Northfield; or, alternately, to the charity
of one’s choice


NORMAN A. LANG
PITTSFORD — Norman A. Lang, 65, died Saturday, June 2,
2001, at his home in Pittsford. He was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Burlington, the
son of Howard and Florence (Ayers) Lang. Norman retired from the U.S. Air
Force after 27 years of service, serving in several foreign countries and
stateside locations, but, above all, he loved his home state of Vermont, which
he called ”God’s country.” Upon retirement from the Air Force, he became a
counselor and most recently worked with Rutland Mental Health Services. He
enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing and camping. He is survived by his
wife, Lucy (Scribner) Lang of Pittsford; a son, Michael Lang and his fiancee,
Debbie Jette, of Lebanon, N.H.; a daughter, Shari Scolaro and her husband,
Sandy, of Inwood, W. Va.; a sister, Morna Johnston of Montpelier; a
sister-in-law, Joyce Lang of Stowe; five grandsons, Anthony, Philip, Patrick,
Alexander and Benjamin; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
a brother, Carroll Lang. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Pittsford. Friends may call at the Barnard
Funeral Home in Pittsford on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Graveside committal
services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe.
Contributions in Norman’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society,
Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or Rutland County
Humane Society, P.O. Box 558, Pittsford, Vt. 05763.


RONALD JOHN WIETLISPACH
BURLINGTON — Ronald John Wietlispach, 63, of
Dunder Road, Burlington, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, in the Starr Farm
Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and a full obituary will
appear at a later date. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home South
Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


RONALD J. WIETLISPACH
BURLINGTON — Ronald J. Wietlispach, 63, a
resident of Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington, died Saturday, June 2,
2001, after a long illness. Ron was born in Janesville, Wis., on Oct. 23,
1937, the son of John and Marion (Kaufmann) Wietlispach of Moline, Ill. Jan.
2, 1965, he married Judith Ann Vernon in St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Judy of
Burlington; two sons, Matthew Wietlispach of Cedar Rapids, and Jason
Wietlispach of Milwaukee, Wis.; one grandson; a sister, Susan (Mrs. John)
Staack of Moline; a niece, Hilary Armstrong of Neenah, Wis.; and a nephew,
Jeffery Staack of Iowa City, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A devout Catholic, Ron was an incredibly intelligent, witty, creative,
humble, hardworking, soft-spoken man who labored ardently all his life to
take good care of his family. In his youth, he studied for the priesthood
and earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish at St. Edward’s University in
Austin, Texas. He also earned a master’s degree in English at the University
of Iowa in Iowa City, where he met his wife, Judy. A voracious reader and
gifted writer, Ron spent the majority of his career developing and writing
training programs for various firms in the Chicago area, where he headed his
own training division, EduTrain, from 1983 to 1993. Ron’s life ended
prematurely because of Parkinson’s disease. Despite his diagnosis in 1993,
Ron stayed optimistic and continued working until he was legally disabled.
In the face of this devastating disease, he always remained pleasant to his
family and to those around him. He was greatly loved, admired and respected
and will be deeply missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Friday, June 15, at noon in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in South
Burlington. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by Ready
Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

June 3


RUTH E. GRAETER
ENOSBURG FALLS — Ruth E. Graeter, 86, died Sunday, June
3, 2001, at her home in Franklin. She was born in Franklin, Feb. 12, 1915,
the daughter of the late James and Eve (Corey) Austin. In keeping with
Ruth’s wishes, she was cremated and a memorial service will be announced at
a later date. 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. Spears Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, A complete obituary
will appear in Tuesday’s St. Albans Messenger.


YVONNE FLORIDA LAROCQUE
SALISBURY — Yvonne Florida Larocque, 83, passed
away Sunday, June 3, 2001, at her home on Shard Villa Road. She was born Sept.
25, 1917, in Castleman, Ontario, a daughter of Thomas and Leah Quenneville.
Her family moved to the United States during the 1920s and settled in Vermont.
She married Omer Larocque on Nov. 8, 1937. He predeceased her in August 1982.
Together, the couple raised their family. She was known as the “”neighborhood
mom,” at whose home all the neighborhood children would gather, many of whom
continued to visit after growing up. Yvonne also worked in various jobs from
time to time. She enjoyed quilting and gardening and was an avid card player,
willing to accept any challenge at cards. She was a longtime member of St.
Mary Catholic Church in Middlebury,. She is survived by her children,
Jeannette Jackson of New Haven, Marcel Larocque and his wife, Diane, of
Salisbury, Paul Larocque of Middlebury, Roger Larocque and his wife, Deb, of
Ripton, Morris Larocque and his wife, Vivian, of Cornwall, Harris Larocque of
Ripton, Susan Homick and her husband, Steve, of Middlebury, Leo Larocque and
his wife, Penny, of Cornwall, Anita Larocque of Leicester, and Pauline LaPlant
and her husband, Charles, of Ripton; 26 grandchildren and 10
great-grandchildren; her sister, Alice Denis of Cornwall; and several nieces,
nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, two sisters; a
son-in-law, Russell Jackson; and a grandson, David Volkert. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 6, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary
Catholic Church in Middlebury by the Rev. Dennis Bretton, pastor. Graveside
committal services and burial will follow in the family lot in St. Mary
Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, June 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sanderson
Funeral Service in Middlebury. Donations in Yvonne’s memory may be made to
Salisbury First Response, c/o William Casavant, 463 Smead Road, Salisbury, Vt.
05769. Sanderson Funeral Service of Middlebury is in charge of arrangements


LINCOLN PATRICK
HINESBURG — Lincoln Patrick, husband of Lucile (Sweeney)
Patrick, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, in the Burlington Health and
Rehabilitation Center. A service will be held in the Hinesburg United Church
on Thursday, June 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 7
p.m. in the Osborne parish house. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s
Free Press. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond, is in charge of
arrangements.

A.
LINCOLN PATRICK
HINESBURG — A. Lincoln Patrick, 92, a lifelong resident
of Hinesburg, died peacefully Sunday, June 3, 2001. Born on Feb. 12, 1909, he
was the son of the late Rufus and Jose (Reed) Patrick. He is survived by
Lucille Sweeney Patrick, his wife of 64 years; his son, Rufus C. Patrick and
wife Betsy; grandchildren Amy Elizabeth and Margaret Chapman Patrick; a
brother, Rollin Patrick of Syracuse. N.Y.; and a sister, Betty Patrick Mahoney
of Richmond; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Lincoln was a graduate
of Hinesburg High School, where he pitched for the baseball team. As a
teen-ager, Lincoln spent summers with his brothers at Loon Lake Resort where
he was a caddie. His least favorite chore was cleaning the eels out of the
waterwheel at his grandfather’s mill. He worked for a short time for the
Breyer’s Ice Cream Co. in New York City, and he attended Moler Barber College
in Montreal. Lincoln worked at Corbin Lodge and managed the Woods Farm in
Marlboro, Mass. Other employers included Bell Aircraft, Economou Cheese
factory, and the Shelburne Shipyard (building landing boats for the Navy.) For
30 years, Link was a well-known painter and handyman in Hinesburg. He was a
member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. His hobbies included caning chairs,
cooking and gardening. Many people in Hinesburg were recipients of fresh
vegetables from Link’s garden. He also enjoyed hunting, and playing cards and
checkers. His favorite pastime, however, was fishing with friends and family
on Lake Champlain. Lincoln also was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed listening
to music. He and Lucile were regulars at concerts at Lamoille Union High
School and Burlington High School, where their son, Rufus, taught music.
Lincoln had an engaging personality and sense of humor that endeared him to
everyone who knew him. He was very proud of his ancestors and their
contributions to Hinesburg, and the Patrick family house (built by his
grandfather, Daniel). His real pride and joy were his granddaughters, Amy and
Meg. Lincoln was blessed to have so many wonderful friends and relatives. The
funeral service will be at the Hinesburg United Church, Thursday, June 7, at
11 a.m. Visiting hours are Wednesday, June 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Osborne
Parish House in Hinesburg. Donations may be made to the Hinesburg Community
Band, c/o Yvonne Whitaker, 2475 Baldwin Road., Hinesburg, Vt. 05461. Gifford
Funeral Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.


MARIAN SHELTON
GLOVER– Marian Shelton, 88, died June 3, 2001, at her
home in Glover with her loving family at her side, following a long illness.
Marian was born Dec. 29, 1912, in Brookline, Mass. She married Harold
Shelton, who predeceased her in 1974. They moved to Stowe in 1950 and
resided there until after Harold’s death. In 1980, Marian moved to Glover.
Marian leaves a daughter, Anita Shelton Titus and her husband, Stanley, of
Williston; two sons, Clifford Shelton and his wife, Sally, of Suffolk, Va.,
and Harold Shelton Jr. (Bucky) and his wife, Betsy, of Glover; 13
grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will
be held, at her request, at the discretion of the family. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be sent to Orleans-Essex VNA/Hospice Inc., 3 Lakemont
Road, Newport, Vt. 05855


JOSEPH M. YABLONICKY
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Joseph M. Yablonicky, 94, of
Tallahassee died Tuesday, June 5, 2001. A service will be held at 2 p.m.
Monday, June 11, in Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Tallahassee. Burial will
be in Connecticut at a later date. He was born in Swayersville, Pa., and had
lived in Tallahassee since 1989. A graduate of Philadelphia College of
Pharmacy, he was a self-employed pharmacist. He was a member of the Knights of
Columbus. He was a Catholic and a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Mildred H.. Yablonicky of Tallahassee;
two stepsons, Ken Badger and Robert Badger, both of Tallahassee; two
daughters, Patricia Roth of Carmel, N.Y., and Mary Ann Shiele of Hudson.; and
several grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of
one’s choice. Arrangements are by Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel,
Tallahassee, Fla.

June 4


BARBARA E. PAULIN
FAIRFAX — Barbara E. Paulin, 34, died Monday, June 4,
2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born March 11,
1967, in Burlington, the daughter of Maurice and Starrlee Ann (Eastman)
Paulin. Barbara was employed in environmental services for Techtron
Environmental. She enjoyed playing bingo, shopping, going to the fair and
being with friends and family. Barb enjoyed life to the fullest and loved
everyone. Barbara is survived by her life partner, Timothy Loiselle of
Fairfax; her son, Timothy Ely Loiselle of Fairfax; her mother, Starrlee
Paulin of Fort Mill, S.C.; four brothers, Donald Paulin and his wife, Pam,
of Michigan, Edward Paulin of Fort Mills, S.C., James and Janice Paulin of
White River Junction, and Mark Paulin and his wife, Robin, of Colchester;
her grandfather, Merrill Eastman of White River Junction; several aunts,
uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday June 8, at
noon at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St. Burlington, with
visiting hours from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. Burial will
follow at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery, Bartlett Road, Cambridge. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Vermont
Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495; or the Visiting
Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.

June 5
ROBERT L. MILLS
DERBY — Robert L. Mills, 73, of Nelson Hill Road, Derby, passed away in his
home on Tuesday, June 5, 2001. He was born in Gilman on June 4, 1928, the
son of Arthur and Minnie Estella (Welch) Mills. Robert served in the U.S.
Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a traffic controller
at Nynex central office. Robert was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers
of America, a life member of the Elks Newport Post 2155, and a member of the
VFW Post 5243. Robert enjoyed his camp on the East Branch in Bloomfield,
which he, his wife, Theresa, and son Dave owned. The camp was his main
interest following retirement, along with his vegetable garden, the fruits
of which he shared with family and friends. Oct. 22, 1949, Robert married
the former Theresa Fugere, who predeceased him July 31, 1992. He is survived
by his son, David A. Mills and his wife, Donna, of Lyndonville; his
grandchildren, Becky Masure and her husband, Roland, and Holly Mills and her
fiance Josha Pierce; his great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Orin Masure; his
sister, Alice Macleay and her husband, Norman, of Claremont, N.H.; and his
dear friend, Laurette Cookson. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 8,
at the Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Jim Beauregard officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour
prior to the service.Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in
Newport. Should friends desire, contributions in Robert’s memory may be made
to the Orleans-Essex VNA & Hospice Inc., 46 Lakemont Road, Newport Vt.
05855. Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.


JAMES R. MONAHAN, SR.
MILTON — James R. Monahan Sr., 58, of Milton died
Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston following a
short illness. He was born in Worcester, Mass., April 23, 1943, the son of
the late Ralph J. and Leona (Sears) Monahan. He was a graduate of Burlington
High School. He then served four years in the U.S. Air Force. James was
employed at Hulbert Supply Co. for many years in counter sales. He was a
member of the Eagles Club and the Milton Bowling League. James was a hard
worker, and had a special interest in poetry. He is survived by his four
children, Melody Monahan of Glendale, Ariz.; Dianna Monahan of California,
James R. Monahan Jr. and his wife, Tonya, of Essex Junction, and Lee Ann
Monahan of Burlington; six grandchildren; two brothers, Gary and his wife,
Lorraine Monahan of St. Albans, and Robert P. and his wife, Alice Monahan of
Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Sandy and her husband, Thomas Rotella, of
Burlington, and Pam and her husband, Moe Bascom Jr., of Milton; several
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends. He was
predeceased by one nephew. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 8, at
1:30 p.m. in the First Congregational Church in Burlington. Interment will
be Saturday, June 9, at 2 p.m. in New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the
Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will
be Thursday, June 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the La- Vigne Funeral
Home, Inc.m 132 Main Street, Winooski


EVELYN MAY JOHNSON MOREY
ESSEX JUNCTION — Evelyn May Johnson Morey, 78,
of Essex Junction died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care
in Burlington, with her family by her side. Born on March 18, 1923, in
Brookfield, Evelyn was the daughter of Henry E. and Florence Johnson. She
attended schools in Brookfield and Williamstown. She graduated from
Williamstown High School in 1941. Later in her life, she graduated from
Fanny Allen Memorial School of Practical Nursing in Colchester as a licensed
practical nurse. As a former resident of St. Johnsbury, she worked as a
nurse at Brightlook Hospital and at the Darling Inn Convalescent Center. She
was also employed by Capitol Stationerers and was co-owner of Morey’s
Appliance with her husband. Evelyn loved her family activities. She also
enjoyed her home, her flower gardens, dining out and traveling. Evelyn was
predeceased by her husband, George R. Morey, in 1980. She is survived by her
daughters, Rochelle Pearson of Manchester, N.H., and Victoria Morey of South
Burlington; her sons, Kenneth Morey and his wife, Muriel, of Colchester, and
Douglas Morey of Essex; a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Morey of Colchester; eight
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne and his wife,
Gladys, of St. Albans; her sisters, Gladys Menard of Raymond, N.H., Lucille
Spencer of Newport News, Va., and Marilyn McMullen and her husband, David,
of Berlin, Vt.; and many nieces and nephews. There will be no visiting
hours. A committal service is scheduled for Sunday, June 10, at 1 p.m. in
Mount Calvary Cemetery in St. Johnsbury with the Rev. Donald Vincent
officiating. Arrangements will be by Woods, Trefren and Pearsons Funeral
Home in Lyndonville. The family asks that donations be made to the VNA in
Colchester or to the Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont in
Burlington.


JAMES T. “”BUD RILEY, M.D. COTUIT, Mass. — James T. ‘Bud’ Riley M.D.,
78, of Cotuit died in Boston on Tuesday, June 5, 2001, of a stroke at the
Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Riley was born and raised in Burlington, Vt.
He attended Holy Cross College, where he played on the NCAA Championship
Basketball team in 1947. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air
Force. Dr. Riley graduated from the University of Vermont Medical College in
1951. He ran a family practice in Natick. for 18 years and was director of
emergency services at St. John’s Hospital in Lowell for 17 years. After living
in Dover for 30 years, he and his wife retired to the Cape. He was an avid
golfer and belonged to the Woodland Golf Club and Oyster Harbors. Dr. Riley
leaves his wife of 51 years, Doris (Holmberg) Riley of Cotuit; three
daughters, Joyce Davis of Scituate, Ellen Bayles of Scituate, and Barbara
Riley of Belmont; and five grandchildren. He was the father of the late
Christopher J. Riley. A funeral Mass was celebrated in Christ the King Church,
Mashpee Commons, Mashpee on Saturday June 9. Burial was private. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to Massachusettes General Hospita, Gillette
Center for Women’s Cancer, 100 Blossom St., Box 120, Boston, Mass. 02114.
June 6


BOYD K. CHEESEMAN
BURLINGTON — Boyd K. Cheeseman, 73, died Wednesday,
June 6, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. A full obituary will appear in
The Burlington Free Press at a later date. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home,
71 S. Union St., Burlington, is in charge of arrangements.


BOYD K. CHEESEMAN
BURLINGTON — Boyd K. Cheeseman, 73, passed away
Wednesday, June 6, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care after a long illness.
He was born Aug. 11, 1927, the son of Lewis and Eugenia (Adams) Cheeseman.
Boyd’s life had been full of music from his childhood, when he would use
tables, chairs, doors or anything he could drum on with his hands and
fingers. He was a graduate of Burlington High School, Class of 1945, a
drummer in the school band and drum major in his senior year. After his
school years, Boyd enlisted in the U.S. Navy and played drums in the Navy
band. He then attended Juilliard School of Music in New York City and went
on to become a professional musician. Boyd entertained from the Catskills of
New York to the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area before embarking on three
worldwide USO tours, which included stopovers in the then Soviet Union. Over
the years, he entertained with various groups throughout the U.S., South
America and Africa as well as on numerous cruise lines. Returning to
Burlington in 1965, Boyd opened Boyd’s Drum Studio on lower Church Street,
giving lessons to many young people and encouraging some to pursue careers
as professional musicians. The Drum Studio later became Boyd’s Music on Main
Street, which soon became the center of music activity in the entire area.
During this time, he worked with Reid Loudon and Mike Martello in the Reid
Loudon Trio. Boyd continued to teach and maintain his business with
occasional help from his stepson, Rick Coakley, until 1991, when he sold the
business. At that time, he and his wife, Gwen, retired to their home at the
lake. Boyd is survived by his wife of 33 years, Gwendolyn L. (Thompson)
Cheeseman of Burlington; his brother, Loren A. “”Tad” Cheeseman and his
longtime companion, Sandra Vogel, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and
Colchester; his stepson, Richard E. Coakley of Burlington and Hereford,
Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Virginia C. Hagadorn of Florida; his nephews and
nieces; and several aunts and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and
a brother, Lewis Cheeseman Jr. There will be no visiting hours. A private
memorial service at the graveside will be held in West Addison. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Funeral
arrangements are made by Corbin and Palmer of Burlington.

ERNEST E. FERRO
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Ernest E. Ferro, 81, of South Burlington died Wednesday,
June 6, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in
Queens, N.Y., on Sept. 1, 1919, the son of the late Edward and Anna (Schmutzler)
Ferro. He graduated as an electrical engineer from Manhattan College in New
York. May 19, 1951, he married Zita Parsons in Newark, N.J. He is survived
by his wife, Zita Ferro of Essex Junction; seven chilen, Robert Ferro of
Thousand Oaks, Calif., Ernest Ferro Jr. of Austin, Texas, Joseph Ferro and
his wife, Karen, of Jericho, James Ferro and his wife, Lynn, of Essex,
Joanne Limanek and her husband, Jim, of Shelburne, Paul Ferro and his wife,
Angela, of South Burlington, and Suzanne Pacheco and her husband, John, of
Austin; his grandchildren, Matthew and Peter Ferro of Austin, Amy and David
Ferro of Essex, Elaine, Lisa and Caroline Limanek of Shelburne, and Sydney
and Olivia Ferro of South Burlington; four sisters, Sister Marie Cecilia,
Margaret, Catherine and Anna; and two brothers, Frederick and Francis. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 9, 2001, at 10
a.m. in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in
Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in
his memory to the charity of one’s choice. Visiting hours will be held
Friday, June 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261
Shelburne Road, Burlington

CLARA
L. HOAG
MONKTON — Clara L. Hoag, 91, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, in
Vermont Respite House in Williston. She was born Oct. 24, 1909, in Olean,
N.Y., the daughter of Jessiah and Lenna (Lorenz) Fegley. Clara attended the
Victor Baptist Church in Vergennes. She was employed at Mary Fletcher Hospital
in Burlington for many years. She was a former member of the Order of the
Eastern Star in Bristol. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter, in 1969.
Clara is survived by four children, Beatrice and her husband, Joseph Rossi, of
Connecticut, Charles W. Hoag of Vergennes, Judith Tasetano of Bristol, and Lee
Hoag of Monkton; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews. Clara was predeceased by a son, Waverly, in 1963. Funeral
services will be held Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m. in the Victor Baptist
Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in Monkton Ridge Cemetery. Friends may
call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Friday from 7 to 9 .m.
Contributions may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol, Vt. 05443; or
Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Road, Williston, Vt. 05495.


LAURA D. BOUCHER McCARTHY
BURLINGTON — Laura D. Boucher McCarthy, 89,
formerly of 2060 North Ave., died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, with her family
at her bedside, in Ethan Allen Residence, where she spent the last year of
her life. She was born in Burlington on Sept. 21, 1911, the daughter of the
late Joseph and Mary Jane (Rin- guette) Boucher. In addition to raising a
family of eight children, Laura’s employment started at the Woolen Mill in
Winooski, followed by work at several Church Street stores. She retired from
General Electric after 21 years there. Laura was past president of the
Catholic Daughters of America at Christ the King and St. Mark parishes. She
organized and participated in pilgrimages to various religious shrines
throughout eastern Canada and New England. She was an avid bridge player.
She is survived by seven of her children, Richard of Mystic, Conn., Shirley
Gingras of Cape Cod, Mass., Pauline Brault of San Diego, Calif., Paul of
Barefoot Bay, Fla., Douglas of Harrisville, N.H., Raymond of Colchester, and
David of Port Richey, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Lucienne Patnaude of Winooski, and Lillian Vetters of
Colchester; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband
of 54 years, Ulder J. McCarthy; a son, Frank; two sisters, Jane Bouffard and
Sister Theresa Boucher of the Presentation of Mary; three brothers, Leo
“”Butch” Boucher and, in early childhood, Albert and Lucien Boucher. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 8, 2001, at 10:30 a.m.
in St. Mark Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in New Mount
Calvary Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to
either St. Anne’s Shrine, Isle La Motte, Vt. 05463; or VNA Hospice Care,
1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held today
from 7 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 8:30 in the Ready Funeral Home
North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington.


SHARLENE B. ST. DENI
S SOUTH BURLINGTON — Sharlene B. St. Denis, 86, of
South Burlington died in the Vermont Respite House in Williston on June 6,
2001, following a long illness. She was born in Waitsfield, June 1, 1915,
the daughter of Alfred and Barbara (Blake) Leno. Sharlene was married Sept.
22, 1962, in the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception to Henry J. St. Denis.
Sharlene, through her 39 years of marriage, raised a family of six children.
She is survived by her husband, Henry St. Denis of South Burlington; her six
children, Robert Jones of Wisconsin, Emogen Bancroft of Barre, Elwin Jones
of Berlin, Everett Graves of Crystal River, Fla., Nelda Pidgeon of South
Boston, Va., and Maurice Graves of Underhill; a brother, Corcell Leno of
Orleans; two sisters, Barbara Stevens of West Glover and Julia Powell of
Pittsfield, Mass.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by
two brothers, Alfred Leno Jr. and Cyril Leno. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Saturday, June 9, at noon in St. John Vianney Roman
Catholic Church in South Burlington. Interment will follow in Resurrection
Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to
the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.
Visiting hours will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home
South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road. Burlington. – – – – – – – – The Burlington
Free Press apologizes to the family of the deceased for having omitted this
obituary in Friday’s Free Press.

June 7


LAWRENCE WILLIAM JODOIN
BARSTOW, Calif. — Lawrence W. Jodoin, 64, of
Barstow, Calif. died Thursday, June 7, 2001. He was born in Burlington
Sept-ember 22, 1936, the son of the late Hector and Lydia (Courtois) Jodoin.
Lawrence enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1954, and retired in 1983 as Master
Sargeant. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia, in 1995; a son, Robert,
in 1982; and a sister, Louise Trombley in 1982. He is survived by two sons,
orge of California, David of Georgia; a daughter, Rachel Doohen of
California; six grandchildren; four brothers, Fernand Jodoin of Bradenton,
Fla., Richard Jodoin of Milton, George Jodoin and Paul Jodoin of Burlington;
five sisters, Rita Mongeon of Winooski, Theresa LaPointe of North Adams,
Mass., Madeline Letourneau of Colchester, Sr. Lilliane Jodoin of Methuen,
Mass., and Laurette Corbin of Burlington. Funeral services will be held in
Barstow, Calif.


JANICE SKEELS NEWTON
GEORGIA — Janice Skeels Newton, 77, died Thursday,
June 7, 2001, with her family at her side. She was born in Swanton, Feb.27,
1924, the daughter of the late Herbert and Lulia (Corliss) Skeels. June 27,
1946, she married Robert H. Newton and moved to Pleasant Hill Farm in Georgia
where she devoted her life to her family and home. She was an active member of
the Georgia United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, serving on
numerous boards and committees. She was also a member of the Franklin County
Extension Service Board and Farm Bureau. In addition to her husband, Robert,
Janice is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Roger DuHamel
of Fremont, N.H. and Lana and Fred Heinzmann of Oberried, Germany; a son and
daughter-in-law, Park and Nancy Newton, of Georgia; and 11granchildren. A
memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the
Georgia United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kelly Warner officiating.
Interment will follow in the Georgia Plain Cemetery. Those planning an
expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Expansion Fund at the Church,
c/o Lori Bondesen, 167 Sunset Circle, Milton, Vt. 05468. Visitation will be
Monday June 25, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S.
Main St. St. Albans

June 8


RAYMOND J. DANYOW
SHELDON — Raymond J. Danyow, 86, died Friday, June 8,
2001, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Spears Funeral Home,
96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, with the Rev. Charles Ranges officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery in Sheldon. Visiting hours
will be held Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg
Falls. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to
Sheldon Elementary School Outdoor Environmental Program, c/o Marvin
Bicknell, 78 Poor Farm Road, Sheldon, Vt. 05483.


JAMES EARL KEEFE
COLCHESTER/RICHMOND — James Earl Keefe, 64, died
Friday, June 8, 2001, in Vermont Respite House in Williston. He was born
June 9, 1936, the son of Charles and Margaret (Cormier) Keefe LeDuc. Jim had
lived in Richmond for most of his life. He had been employed for many years
by Cellucord in Richmond, the state of Vermont and, more recently, Fanny
Allen Hospital. Jim had an extensive gun collection that he was extremely
proud of. He was a fisherman and an avid hunter and dearly loved the
outdoors. He is survived by his two devoted children, Carol A. Keefe and
Thomas J. Keefe, both of Colchester; his mother, Margaret Keefe LeDuc of
Hinesburg; four grandchildren, Brandy, Tony, Roxanne, and Jayme; a
great-grandson, Jonathan; two brothers and their spouses, Christopher
“”Sonny” Keefe and Peg of Williston, and William and Elizabeth Keefe of
Jericho; three sisters, Margaret Rooney and her husband, Carlton, of
Florida, and Constance Rooney and Stella Delibac, both of Florida; and many
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Charles; two children,
Jay Keefe and Mary Ellen Larrow; a sister, Patricia Keefe Casey; and a very
special uncle, Clarence Blodgett. The family wish to express their gratitude
to the staff of Respite House for the wonderful care and many acts of
kindness bestowed on Jim and his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Monday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church in Richmond
with burial to follow in East Cemetery in Williston. Visiting hours are
Sunday, June 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St.,
Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Vermont
Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.


ETHEL FAYE LEROUX
WOLCOTT — Ethel Fay Leroux, 84, died Friday morning,
June 8, 2001, in Copley Hospital, Morrisville, following a brief illness.
She was born in McAdam, New Brunswick, Canada, June 2, 1917, the daughter of
William and Janet Short. She was the wife of Ralph Smith, who predeceased
her in 1961. She was then married to Richard Leroux in 1962, who in 1971,
also predeceased her. Ethel had been living in the Burlington area and in
1996 came to Wolcott to make her home with her son, Alton “”Tony”” W. Smith.
Besides her son, she is survived by her sister, Glenna Grant and a
sister-in-law, Pearl Short, both of McAdam; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held in Rockland Cemetery in McAdam, New
Brunswick, on Sunday, June 10. Arrangements were by the White-Fiess Funeral
Home, Morrisville

ROSE
E. MUMMERT
COLCHESTER — Rose E. Mummert, 50, of 44 Watkins Road,
Colchester, died Friday, June 8, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. A
complete obituary will appear in the Free Press. Arrangements are by Ready
Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.


ROSE ELAINE MUMMERT
COLCHESTER — Rose Elaine Mummert, 50, of 44 Watkins
Road died Friday, June 8, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington as
a result of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Rose was born in Concord, N.H., on Aug.
20, 1950, the daughter of the late Francis Milmore and Druzella (Scott)
Milmore of Moultonboro, N.H. Rose attended Northern Essex Community College in
Massachusetts, graduating with honors, an associate of science and liberal
arts (1977). Before coming to Vermont with her husband and sons, Rose was a
branch manager for Bay Bank in Andover, Mass. In 1983, she was the main office
branch manager for N.E. IBM Federal Credit Union until 1987. She then joined
the Chittenden Bank in Burlington as the deposit operations manager until
1997. Recently, she was a dedicated employee at Banknorth Group Inc. in
Williston as a project manager. Rose was very much loved and respected by all
her colleagues. Many have said that with her wonderful personality and
attitude, Rose brightened all their lives. Rose enjoyed all of Vermont’s four
seasons including boating, camping, flower gardening, snowshoeing, skiing and
hiking, as well as the ocean. In addition to leaving her beloved husband,
Robert, and her son, Jonathan, Rose is joining her son, Kristoffer, who
departed April 14, 1998, at the age of 22. She also leaves her brother, Dennis
Milmore of Barnstead, N.H.; her loving sister and best friend, Peggy Greenwood
of Belmont, N.H.; brother-in-law Raymond with children Susan, Peggy Sue,
Dennis and and Clifford; grandnieces Kimberly and Karyne Maines, and Emily and
Amanda Greenwood; her loving mother-in-law, Elsie Mummert with children Harry
Sr. and his son, Harry Jr., Sharon and her husband, Steven Myers, and Bonnie
Barton; also a grand-niece, Victoria Myers; and grand-nephews Dylan Mummert,
Steven Michael Myers, and Seth Barton, all of Pennsylvania. Beyond her
immediate family members, she is leaving many best friends, Sarah Clark, Mary,
Carolyn, Linda, Cheryl, Sandy, Jackie, Kathy, Barbara, Joann, Kim and so many
more who deeply loved her. Rose will be greatly missed by all who ever knew
her and will forever live in their hearts. From her husband: “”Rose was also
my best friend, companion and mother to my two beautiful children. After 31
years of marriage, I could not have asked for any more love and devotion,
which she willingly gave to me. Rose is with me, Jon, and now with Kris. Our
love for Rose will never stop growing.” A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on Friday, June 15, at 10 a.m.
Burial will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting
hours will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral
Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction

June 9


DAVID R. AMES
HOLLAND, — David R. Ames, 43 of Holland, the beloved
husband of Ann Ames, died unexpectedly June 9, 2001 in Lebanon, N.H. Friends
may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at the Curtis-Britch Memorial
Chapel, 37 Lake Road, Newport. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 13, at the Derby United Church, Main Street, Derby, with the
Rev. Fred Barker officiating. Interment will follow in Mead Hill Cemetery in
Holland. Should friends desire, contributions in David’s memory may be made
to the United Christian Academy, 65 School Street, Newport, Vt. 05855 or to
the Derby United Church, P.O. Box 294, Derby, Vt. 05829. Arrangements are
entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch Funeral Home. Locally family owned
and operated

HORACE W. DOCKUM
ROCKINGHAM — Horace W. Dockum, 78, of Meeting House Road died in
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., on Saturday, June 9,
2001. He was born Dec. 24, 1922, in Fair Haven, the son of George D. and
Margaret (Morris) Dockum. He attended school in Fair Haven and graduated from
Fair Haven High School. Mr. Dockum worked for the Vermont State Police, Dairy
Transport, Gleason Transportation, St. Johnsbury Trucking and Holmes
Transportation, all in the Rockingham area. He served in the U.S. Army, 3rd
Armored Division, during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post
27 and was a former member of the Teamsters Union. Oct. 19, 1947, in the
Episcopal Church in Fair Haven, he married Annette (Schryer) Dockum, who
survives him. Besides his wife of Rockingham, he is survived by two sons, Carl
Schryer Dockum of Keene, N.H., and John Fredrick Dockum of Parish, N.Y.; a
brother, Darwin Dockum of Fair Haven; and a sister, Margaret Carlson of
Peterborough, N.H.; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. At the
request of the family, there will be no services. Fenton & Hennessey Funeral
Home of Bellows Falls is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate,
OMC ,P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495


EUGENE F. FISH SR
. HINESBURGH — Eugene F. Fish Sr. died peacefully June
9, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born May 9, 1928, in
Burlington. He is survived by his beloved wife and buddy, Jeannette
“”Jennie” Fish of Hinesburgh; they were married Aug. 3, 1948; their son,
Skip (Eugene F. Fish Jr.) of Milton; daughter GiGi (Jenene L. Fish) of
Georgia, Vt.; granddaughters Kimberly Fish of South Burlington, and Kelly
Bolio of San Diego, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces,
great-nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary (O’Neil)
Fish; his father, Harry E. Fish; and two sisters. Gene served in the U.S.
Navy from 1945 to 1949. He worked at General Electric, The Lane Press and
retired after 20-plus years from Edlund Co. in 1988. He enjoyed 13 years of
retirement, working around ”this old house,” and scratching off the
completed lines on the “”to do” list that never seemed to end. Being a
longtime member of the VFW and the Eagles Club, he enjoyed most of all the
Tuesday and Friday Pinochle games with all the guys. He will always be
remembered for his wonderful voice, singing impressions of Al Jolson,
Frankie Lane and all the others. Over the years, happy times were spent with
family and friends, hunting and fishing on Lake Champlain. It is impossible
to capture on paper all the memories. Please remember your own enjoyable
experiences with Gene and smile . . . . In lieu of flowers, contributions in
his memory may be made to Hinesburgh Fire/First Rsponse; or St. Michael’s
Rescue. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held Tuesday
at 3 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road,
Burlington.


WILLIAM J. LAPIERRE
WINOOSKI — William J. Lapierre, 37, of Winooski died
unexpectedly June 9, 2001, from a motorcycle accident. He was born March 10,
1964, the son of Maurice Lapierre and Betty Mae (Bolton) Lapierre. William
graduated from Burlington High School and worked for Booska Movers. He leaves
his two beloved children, Nataley Rae and Nicholas Kane, and their beloved
mother, Shelly, all of Westford; his mother, Betty Mae Bolton Lapierre of
Burlington; and his father and stepmother, Maurice and Pauline Lapi- erre of
Burlington. He also leaves a very special friend, Jennifer Gallant; his
siblings and their spouses, Anna and Robert Dorey of Milton, Robert and Bonnie
Lapierre of Grand Isle, Steven Lapierre of Burlington, Catherine Lapierre of
San Diego, Calif., Michael Lapierre of Winooski, and Margaret Lapierre of
Montpelier; his stepsiblings and their spouses, Mark and Regina Gauthier,
David and Sharrie Gauthier, Scott Gauthier, Holli Gauthier and Jeff Gauthier;
many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and many very special friends. He was
predeceased by a brother, Roy. Bill was an exceptional, devoted and caring
father, brother, son and uncle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church in Burlington. Burial
will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. The family requests that, in lieu
of flowers, donations be made to Vermont Children’s Aid Society, 79 Weaver
St., Winooski, Vt. 05404. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


BLYTHE IGOE LEONARD
WILLISTON — Blythe Igoe Leonard, 69, of Williston,
formerly of Hague, N.Y., and Schenectady, N.Y., passed away June 9, 2001, in
Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Born in Schenectady on July 2,
1931, she was the daughter of the late Francis J. and Adelaide K. Igoe.
Blythe was a graduate of the University of Vermont and Cornell University.
She was a schoolteacher in the Schenectady school system for many years and
was a member of the Schenectady Teachers Union. She was a communicant of
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Williston, a member of the Northern Lake
George Yacht Club, the Williston Home Demonstration Club, and was a former
member of the Junior League AAUW and the Schenectady Curling Club. Bythe was
a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was predeceased by her
husband, Richard M. Leonard; and a sister, Anne Marie Igoe Fredrickson.
Survivors include four daughters, Lisa Timm and her husband, Richard, of
Cornwall, N.Y., Blythe L. Leonard of Williston, Amanda Vickerson and her
husband, Thomas, of Holley, N.Y., and Tracey Barth and her husband, John, of
Williston; a sister, Adelaide Igoe Cartwright of Vero Beach, Fla.; and a
brother, Frank J. Igoe of Medina, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Sarah and Brie
Timm, Zachary and Colby Vickerson, and Lauren, Bradley and Erika Barth; and
many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 16, in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Hague. The Rev.
George Fleming, pastor, will officiate. For those who wish, memorial
contributions may be made to the Chittenden County Outpatient Dialysis
Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, Vt.
05401. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral
Home, Ticonderoga.


CHARLOTTE ANN MARCHAND
BRISTOL — Charlotte Ann Marchand, 47, died
Saturday, June 9, 2001, at her home in Bristol. She was born Dec. 11, 1952, in
Swanton, the daughter of Victor C. and Anita (Morits) Vincelette. Charlotte is
survived by her husband of 24 years, Robert Marchand of Bristol; three
children, Victor Vincelette of Texas, Christopher Vincelette of Maryland, and
Nichole Kimball of Alburg; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Steven
Vincelette of . Albans, Michael Vincelette of Texas, Lester Vincelette of
Washington, D.C., and Brian Vincelette of Middlebury; and several nieces and
nephews. Funeral services will be private. Contributions may be made to the
Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol, Vt., 05443. Brown-McClay Funeral Home, Bristol,
is in charge of arrangements.


GEORGE L. “”PIN” PERRAULT
GEORGIA — George L. “”Pin” Perrault, 70, of
Georgia died unexpectedly Saturday, June 9, 2001. Arrangements are incomplete
at this time, and a full obituary will follow in Monday’s edition of this
newspaper. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.


GEORGE L. “”PIN” PERRAULT
GEORGIA — George L. “”Pin” Perrault, 70, of
Georgia died unexpectedly Saturday, June 9, 2001, in Northwestern Medical
Center. George was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Irasburg, the son of Doris and
Antoinette Brasseur Perrault. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force
during the Korean War. June 9, 1951, he married Teresa Souliere in St. Theresa
Catholic Church in Orleans. Following his discharge from the service, he
worked for General Electric in Warren, Ohio, for 23 years. He and his family
moved to Milton in 1974 and opened the Northwest Auto Parts store on Route 7.
Retiring in 1994, George and Teresa moved to their residence in Georgia, where
he loved to do his landscaping and woodworking projects around their property.
George loved walking and could be seen almost daily on Route 7, enjoying his
early morning walk. Among other interests was flying. George always had the
dream of obtaining his pilot’s license, which he accomplished in 1971. He was
a member of Ascension parish in Georgia. George loved life to the fullest,
inviting people to join him along the way. Many were touched and inspired by
his actions. His life continues in our hearts and memories. He is survived by
his wife, Teresa of Georgia, to whom he had been married for 50 years; their
children, Michele Dana and her husband, Andrew, of St. Albans, and Jacqueline
Deforge and her husband, Robin, of Fairfax; his grandchildren, Rachel Martell
of Essex, Serenity Weatherwax and her husband, Joby, of Japan, and Jude and
Isaiah Martell of Fairfax; a brother, Gerard Perrault and his wife, Angeline,
of Irasburg; four sisters, Jeannette Poulin of Newport, Theresa Fortin and
Yvette Bruneau of Orleans, and Lorraine Baker and her husband, Jim, of Wilder;
a sister-in-law, Marie Paule Perrault or Bellows Falls; and several nieces and
nephews. He also leaves his pet, Ginger. He was predeceased by a brother,
Donat, in April 2000. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday,
June 13, 2001, in Ascension Church in Georgia with burial following in Milton
Village Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish,
memorial contributions may be made to either Ascension Parish, P.O. Box 7,
Fairfax, Vt. 05454; or the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc.,
12 Hurricane Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by the
Minor Funeral Home, Milton.

June 10


ARTHUR W. BESSETTE
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Arthur W. Bessette, 80, of South
Burlington died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at his home following a short
illness. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Burlington Free Press.
Arrangements are made by the La- Vigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St.,
Winooski.


ARTHUR W. BESSETTE
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Arthur W. Bessette, 80, of South
Burlington, died Sunday June 10, 2001, in his home following a short
illness. He was born in Burlington, October 20, 1920, the son of the late
Arthur and Angelina (Laplant) Bessette. He was educated at the Cathedral
High School in Burlington. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary A.
Bessette on February 20, 1993. He then married Mary Carmelita Whitehouse in
South Burlington, November 17, 1996. Arthur was a veteran of World War II,
the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam War. He was employed with the U.S. Air
Force for 30 years, retiring in 1972. He also retired from Chittenden Bank
after many years of employment there. He was a chartered member of the
Vermont Air Guard. Arthur was an avid bowler and loved to play golf, guitar,
and travel. Arthur is survived by his wife Carmelita Bessette of South
Burlington; a daughter, Pam Bossi and her husband, Charles, of East
Fairfield; twin sons, James V. Bessette and his wife Donata of St. Albans
and John D. “”Jack Bessette and his wife, Carol, Sassonne, of Milton; three
grandchildren, Jennifer Gagnon and her husband, Cosmo, Erika Bessette and
Kristi Bessette; one great-grandchild Zoe Gagnon; two sisters, Rita Bassi of
Shelburne and Dorothy Barber and her husband, Arthur, of South Burlington; a
special niece, Janie Jacobson and her husband, Bob, of Shelburne; many
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; three step-children, Patrick
Whitehouse and his wife, Sandy, of New York, Lenny Whitehouse and his wife,
Joni, of Burlington, Timothy Whitehouse and his wife, Tammy, of Huntington,
Patricia Whitehouse, a special stepdaughter-in-law, Kathy Whitehouse, and 13
step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a step-son, Michael Whitehouse. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 13, at 11 a.m.
in the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse
Association or the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road,
Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be Tuesday June 12 from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski


NORMA V. BESSETTE
BURLINGTON — Norma V. Bessette, 76, of Burlington,
died Sunday, June 10, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care, surrounded by her
family. She was born in Burlington, Nov. 24, 1924, the daughter of the late
Stephen and Hazel (Bleau) Shortsleeves. She was married Oct. 20, 1945 in the
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to Carl W. Bessette. She had been
employed with the Burlington School system for many years, retiring in 1980.
She was a member of the Cathedral Parish. A devoted wife, mother, and
grandmother, Norma lived her life for her family. She enjoyed spending time
with her family, going on picnics, playing cards, sewing, crafts, and
picking wildflowers. She is survived by her husband, Carl of Burlington; six
children, Sandra Barnes and her husband, David, of South Burlington, Elaine
Durand and her husband, Peter, of Scarborough,.Maine; Debra Izzo and her
husband Anthony of Colchester; Carl “Bill Bessette and Courtney, of
Burlington; Laurie Lewis and her husband, Timothy, of Burlington, and Brian
Bessette of Burlington; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
four sisters; two brothers; and many nieces and nephews. She was also
predeceased by three brothers. Her family would like to express a very
special thank you to Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Terrien, the staff and
housekeeper, Jeannette, on Baird 4 at the hospital; the staff of Burlington
Health and Rehabilitation, and the Visiting Nurse Association for all their
love and care that they have given to us. Funeral services will be
Wednesday, June 13 at 11 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 934 North Avenue,
with interment to follow in Lake View Cemetery. For those who wish,
donations in her memory may be made to the Vermont Lung Association, 30
Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Visiting hours will be Tuesday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. ‘Into Thy Hands, O Lord.’

JENNIFER FRANCES
(HOOVER) BROTHERS
WINOOSKI — Jennifer Frances (Hoover) Brothers, 31,
passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 10, 2001. She was born June 8, 1970, in
Long Beach, Calif, the daughter of Francis E and Diana M. (Shattery) Hoover.
Jennifer attended grammar school in Windsor, and was a 1988 graduate of
Windsor High School. She then worked at Pizza Chef restaurant in Windsor,
before moving to Winooski. Jennifer was a devoted mother and wife who was
beautiful and unique, one who stood tall and will never be forgotten by those
who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband, Randall and her son,
Ryan Cole Brothers, both of Winooski; her father, Francis Hoover of Windsor;
her sister and her husband, Debra Lynn and Reynolds St. Germain, of Windsor;
her brother and his wife, Michael David and Heather Hoover, of Hartland; her
father-in-law, Chet Brothers, of Winooski; and many in-laws, aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her mother in 1993. A
memorial service will be Wednesday at 2:30 in the Elmwood-Meunier Funeral
Chapel, 97 Elmwood Avenue. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Final
viewing and visiting hours at the funeral home will be today from 1 to 3 p.m.
only. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.
Those wishing may send memorial donations to the Jennifer Hoover Brothers
Memorial Trust Fund, c/o Francis E. Hoover, 74 Union Street, Windsor Vt.
05089, for the benefit of her son, Ryan Cole Brothers


DOROTHY L. BYERS
ESSEX JUNCTION — Dorothy L. Byers, 70, of Whitcomb
Woods died Sunday, June 10, 2001, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston.
Dorothy was born April 20, 1931, in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of Edmund
and Lillian Anderson Hagberg. She was married Sept. 24, 1955, to John Byers
in North Adams, Mass. Dorothy was a nurse for many years prior to having her
family, after which time she devoted herself to raising her children as a
full-time mother. She loved gardening and her flowers and also enjoyed
reading and spending time with the family. Mrs. Byers was involved in the
foster grandparent programs at H.O. Wheeler School in Burlington as well as
with the Winooski school system and the Vermont Dept. of Corrections and
Parole. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Dorothy is survived
by her children, Jo-Ann Byers of Jericho, David Byers and his wife, Debbie,
of Fairfax, and Judy Spittle and her husband, Joe, of Duxbury; three
grandchildren, Ben, Ryan and Haley of Duxbury; and her former husband, John
Byers of Essex Junction. There will be no funeral service. However, a
reception in celebration of her life will be held Saturday, June 16, from 1
to 4 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Judy, located at 176 Morse Road in
Waterbury. All friends are invited. For those who wish, contributions in her
memory may be made to either the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane,
Williston, Vt. 05495; or Hospice of the Champlain Valley, c/o the Visiting
Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, Vt. 05446.
Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.


EMERY F. FOSS
MORRISVILLE — Emery F. Foss, 81, of Morrisville died
Sunday, June 10, 2001, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. He was born Aug.
7, 1919, in Wolcott, the son of Emery J. and Eva (Kinney) Foss. He attended
Wolcott public schools and graduated from Peoples Academy in Morrisville,
Class of 1937. He married Marguerite Bailey Foss on Oct. 22, 1949, in
Morrisville, where they had since made their home. He entered the U.S. Army
on May 15, 1942, in Rutland and was honorably discharged Oct. 29, 1943, at
Camp Lockett, Calif. In his earlier years, he was employed by the H.A.
Smalley Co. and the Morse Lumber Co., both in Morrisville. Emery was one of
the founders of the Foss, Phelps and Fanant Sawmill in Morrisville, which he
operated from 1942 until 1970. He was a self-employed dairy farmer for many
years and started the Lamoille Landfill, operating it from 1970 until 1992.
For many years, he sold real estate. Emery was instrumental in starting the
Lamoille Kennels. This gave him the opportunity to find homes for many dogs
and cats. He had a great love for all animals. He enjoyed working and caring
for the animals each day until recently, when his health failed. He was a
member of the Puffer United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 33,
both in Morrisville. He was a selectman for nine years for the town of
Morristown. Emery was a very devoted family man. Survivors include his wife
of 51 years, Marguerite; three children, Priscilla (Mrs. Kenneth) Grimes,
Pauline (Mrs. Charles) McArthur, and Jeffrey Foss, all of Morrisville; a
sister, Margaret Hale of Hyde Park; four grandchildren, Kenneth Grimes of
Morrisville, Tracy Before of Newport, Erica Baker of Morrisville, and Jason
McArthur of Morrisville; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces,
nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three brothers, Warren Foss, John
Foss, and Edson Foss; and three sisters, Marion Hurst, Lonie Graves and
Sarah Helen Allaire. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Brooklyn Street, Morrisville. Funeral
services will be held Wednesday, June 13, at 1 p.m. in the Puffer United
Methodist Church in Morrisville with the Rev. Anne Bachmann officiating.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Pleasant View Cemetery in
Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to
Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661; or
Lamoille Area Cancer Network, c/o Mary Hoisington, P.O. Box 38, Lake Elmore,
Vt. 05657.

JAMES
C. MACRIS
BURLINGTON — James C. Macris, 56, of Burlington died Sunday,
June 10, 2001, in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born
Aug. 7, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of the late George and Catherine
(Clayton) Macris. He is survived by two daughters, Catherine Macris and
Justine Macris, both of Burlington; and two grandchildren, Zeke and Zea Macris.
A private graveside service will be held in Waterbury, Conn., at the
convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home South
Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


DONALD F. MANSEAU, SR
. PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Donald F. Manseau, Sr. 67,
died Sunday, June 10, 2001, after a brief illness. He was born June 6, 1934,
in Winooski, the son of the late Henry J. and Phedora (nee Audette) Manseau.
He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Taylor Manseau on August 25, 1994.
He graduated from Burlington High School in 1952, and from Photon Technical
School in 1968. He was employed by ITT Corp. and retired from Contol Data
and NCR Corp. Donald was a former Fire Marshall and volunteer firefighter in
East Windsor, N.J. He is survived by his children, Lisa Manseau of San
Diego, Calif; Donald F. Manseau, Jr., and his wife, Michelle, of
Philadelphia, Pa.; two granddaughters, Stefanie and Lauren: one sister,
Theresa Norton and her husband, Glenn, of Essex Junction; three
sisters-in-law, Donna Runnels of Newport N.H., DorothyManseau of
Westminster, Md., and Gloria Setmayer, of Paramus, N.J.; several nieces,
nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three brothers, Roland, Romeo,
and Albert Manseau and one sister, Madeline Westcott. Relatives and friends
are invited to his Memorial Mass, Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at St.
Martha’s Church, Adademy & Comley Roads, Philadelphia, Pa. Burial of the
remains will be July 2, at 11 a.m. in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South
Burlington. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer
Society, 1626 Locust St. Philadephia, Pa. 19103 in his memory would be
appreciated


JOSEPH WALTER MITCHELL
GEORGIA — Joseph Walter Mitchell, 90, passed away
Sunday morning, June 10, 2001, at his daughter’s home on the Georgia Shore,
surrounded by his loving wife, daughter, and son. He was born in Chicopee,
Mass., on Sept. 3, 1910, the son of the late Daniel Louis and Anna (Grow)
Mitchell. He married the former Myrtie Patterson in August, 1938 in
Burlington. She predeceased him on June 19 1971. He married the former Maxine
Lee on October 31, 1981, in St. Albans. Joseph and Maxine had been living in
Springfield, and enjoying their winters in Florida until Joseph’s recent
illness. Joseph was a retired self-employed mechanic specializing in diesel
engines. He had served his country well as a Corporal in the U.S. Army, where
he served with Battery D in the 7th and 25th Field Artillery in the 1st
Mechanized Unit at Fort Ethan Allen, in Colchester. He was a lifetime member
of the Moose Lodge 679 in Springfield. He will be greatly missed by all those
who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife, Maxine (Lee)
Mitchell, of Hinsdale, N.H.; a son, Daniel Louis Mitchell and his wife,
Bonnie, of St. Albans; a daughter, Myrtie Ruth Dickey and her husband, the
Rev. Richard Dickey, of Georgia; a sister, Pearle Plouffe, of Chicopee, Mass.,
five grandchildren, Richard, David, Christine, Christopher and Kelly; two
great-grandchildren, David Jay and Iyad; many nieces, nephews, cousins; a very
special and close friend, “”Fuzz of Michigan. He was predeceased by a son, Jay
W. Mitchell, in 1996; a brother, Earl Mitchell; a stepbrother, Charlie; and a
stepsister, Bunny. At Joseph’s request, there will be no visiting hours or
memorial service. Inurnment and a graveside committal service will be held in
Ascutney Cemetery in Weathersfield on Monday, June 18, at 2 p.m. Memorial
contributions may be made in Joseph’s memory to the American Heart
Association, Vermont Affiliate, Inc. 20 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 10701.
Arrangements are by the Hayes Rich Funeral Home, 176 Main Street, Fairfax.


SOLOMAN PERELMAN
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Soloman Perelman, 83, of South
Burlington died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on June 10, 2001. He was born in
Kansas City, Mo., on May 1, 1918, the son of Charles Abraham and Anna
(Hoffman) Perelman. Sol was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a
member of the South Burlington Senior Citizens Club and a 32nd degree Mason,
Blue Lodge. He managed Bloomberg’s Shoe Store on North Street in Burlington
and then managed the small appliance department of Gaynes Department Store for
many years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sylvia (Bloomberg)
Perelman; two daughters, Tamara Perelman of Rockland, Mass, and Esther
Perelman of Williston; and a large extended family. A funeral service will
take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 N. Prospect St.,
Burlington, with Rabbi Joshua Chasan officiating. Interment will follow in
Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery, Patchen Rd., South Burlington. Preparation rites
were by the Jewish Sacred Society. The family will receive friends at the home
of Esther Perelman, 391 Cedar Lane, Williston, on Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. Contributions in Sol’s memory may be made to the
American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt.
05495; or Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier,
Vt.05601. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.


DORIS TOWLE RILEY
FRANLKIN, Vt. — Mrs. Doris Towle Riley, 92, a
lifelong resident of the Franklin community, died early Sunday morning, June
10, in the Newport Health Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday,
June 14, at 11 a.m. from the Franklin United Church, Main Street, Franklin
Village. Interment will follow in the family lot in the Franklin Village
Cemetery. Friends may call at Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton
on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.


DOLORES “COOKIE” SINI
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Dolores ‘Cookie’ Sini 58,
passed away in the presence of family and friends at her home in South
Burlington, June 10, 2001. She is survived by her children Emily and Jasper;
her parents, Dolores and Wallace Malpicia; and her brother Richard. A
devoted mother and friend, Dolores had been battling with cancer for the
past three years. Dolores held a master’s degree in social work and loved
her work at Elderly Services, Inc. in Middlebury. Her strength and courage
was an inspiration to those who knew and loved her. There will be a
gathering on Thursday, June 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.at the home of Deborah and
Michael Weizenegger, 93 Chase Street, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, please
send donations to Elderly Services, Inc., P.O. Box 581, Middlebury, Vt.
05763


ARNOLD ALBERT WHITE
BURLINGTON — Arnold Albert White, 78, died Sunday,
June 10, 2001, in Starr Farm Nursing Home following several years of declining
health. Arnold was born in Burlington on Feb. 3, 1923, the son of the late
George and Lila (Brothers) White. He was employed for many years by the
Burlington School Dept. until his retirement. Following retirement, he drove a
school bus in Burlington. He married Doris Fenwick in the First United
Methodist Church in Burlington on Feb. 3, 1944. He is survived by his wife,
Doris of Burlington; their two sons and their spouses, George Edward White and
his wife, Patricia Lou, of Colchester, and Arnold Lester White and his wife,
Darla, of Richford; four grandchildren, Robert White and his wife, Pamela, of
Milton, Marc White of Virginia Beach, Va., Jennifer Lyn White of Weston,
Mass., Jason White of Colchester; a great-grandson, Robert A. White Jr. of
Milton; his brother, George and his wife, Jeannette, of Burlington;
daughter-in-law Sue White of Colchester; and several nieces, nephews and
cousins. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at 10:30 a.m.
in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington,
with burial to follow in the family lot in Lakeview Cemetery. Visiting hours
are Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial
gifts may be made to The North Avenue Alliance Church, 901 North Ave.,
Burlington, Vt. 05401, for its missionary program.

June 11


ELIZABETH “BETTY” GABAREE-DE FORGE
MILTON — Elizabeth “Betty” C.
DeForge, 80, passed away Monday, June 11, 2001, at the home of her daughter
and son-in-law, Peggy and Jim Prim. She was born in Barwick, Ga., July 15,
1920, the daughter of Marion and Helen (Goodwin) Brewer. She had worked in
the Data Processing office of the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont for
several years;she had also been employed by Tulatex. She was a member of VFW
Post 782, and the DAV Chapter 5 Auxiliaries and the Milton Arrow Head Senior
Citizens Club. Betty was a volunteer for the American Red Cross during World
War II, and volunteered in the Fletcher Allen Thrift Store, Essex Junction.
In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing and crocheting. She leaves four
children and their spouses, Helen and Richard Maxwell of Stewartstown, Pa.,
Robert and Claire Gabaree of Jericho, Margaret and James Prim of Milton, and
Raymond and Cynthia Gabaree of New Orleans, La.; 16 grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Brewer of Richmond, Va., and
Richard Brewer of Fairfax, Va.; her sister, Lucille Creech-Peppin of
Wendell, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her
parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband of 33 years, Frederick C.
DeForge in 1987; her daughter, Julia Robair in 1981; a granddaughter, Monica
Zebarth, in 1987; and her husband Hollis Gabaree, in 1990. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann’s
Church, Milton, with interment following in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Fairfax.
Visiting hours are Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Elmwood-Meunier
Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington. Those who wish may send memorial
contributions to the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, P.O. Box 158,
Winooski, Vt. 05404.

ROGER A. GRENIER, SR.
WATERBURY CENTER — Roger A. Grenier, Sr., 82, of Waterbury Center, passed
away following a lengthy illness at Genesis Elder Care in Morrisville Monday,
June 11, 2001. Born in Holyoke, Mass., Feb. 19, 1919, he was the son of the
late Alexander and Rosalie (Lahie) Grenier. At an early age, Roger’s family
moved to Northfield where he attended schools. He later completed his high
school equivalency and received four years of Agricultural Training under the
GI Bill. Roger served in the Civilian Conservation Corp and then later joined
the National Guard. He entered the Armed Forces, February 24, 1941, when
Company F was activated during World War II. He served in the South
Pacific-Northern Solomons and the India-Burma Campaign as a squad leader for
Merrill’s Marauders, receiving his discharge on July 18, 1945. Sept. 15, 1945,
he married the former Anna C. Aseltine in St. John the Evangelist Church in
Northfield. Roger worked for Northfield Wood Products for three years. He and
Anna purchased a farm in Waterbury Center, which he operated for 16 years. He
was later employed at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, retiring from
the Food Service Dept.in 1984, after 17 years of service. Following his
retirement, Roger stayed active mowing lawns for several years. Participating
in a variety of organizations, Roger was an active member and 27 year master
of the Waterbury Grange 237, a member and past master of Pamona Grange 9, a
Grange Deputy of the District, and was a member of both the Vermont State
Grange, where he served on the agriculture committee, and the National Grange.
His other memberships included St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, the Waterbury
Area Senior Citizens, VFW Post 10034, a former member of the Washington County
Agriculture Conservation Program, and SCORE, as well as a member of the ”88”
card club of Waterbury. His leisure time was filled with helping others,
devoting time to organizations, gardening, playing cribbage, and traveling. He
is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Anna C. Grenier, of Waterbury
Center; their children, Nancy Ford and her husband, David, of Morrisville, and
Roger A. Grenier, Jr. and his wife, Joan, of Waterbury Center; five
grandchildren, Jason and Eric Ford of Burlington, and Ryan, Alllison, and
Megan Grenier of Waterbury Center; one brother, John Grenier of Waterbury;
five sisters, Loretta Pray of Barre, Jeannette Brassard of Northfield, Rosamae
Baker of Waterbury, Irene Page of Northfield and Helen Baker of Roxbury; and
nieces and nephews. A brother, Henry Grenier, predeceased him in 1984. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in
Waterbury, Friday, June 15, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker
Funeral Home in Waterbury on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will follow
services in the Waterbury Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. P.O. Box 422,
Burlington, 05402, the Waterbury Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 95, Waterbury
Center, Vt. 05677, or to the charity of one’s choice.


FLORENCE YVETTE LE BLANC
BURLINGTON — Florence Y. LeBlanc, 92, of
Birchwood Terrace, Burlington, died Monday, June 11, 2001. She was born in
St. Chrysostome, Quebec, March 11, 1909, the daughter of Odilon and Melanie
(LeClerc) Beaudry. She was married in 1931 to Ernest A. LeBlanc in St.
Joseph Church, Burlington. Ernest predeceased her April 29, 1991. She was a
member of St. Mark Parish, the Daughters of Isabella, the St. Anne Society,
the VFW Auxiliary and AARP. She is survived by three sisters, Gabrielle
DeCecco of New York, Jane and her husband, Sal Almeida, of Connecticut, and
Toni McGowan of Burlington; a brother, Paul of Colchester, and his wife,
Pauline; many nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. She was
predeceased by her sisters, Janet Burns, Yvonne LaPlant, and Anina
Quavillion; and two brothers, George and Zephyr Beaudry. There will be no
visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday,
June 13, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Mark Roman Catholic Church with interment to
follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions
in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 150 Kennedy Drive, South
Burlington, Vt. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, North Chapel,
934 North Ave. Burlington.

INEZ
CORA ANN MARTIN
COLCHESTER — Inez Cora Ann Martin, 89, of Colchester and
longtime resident of 3 Cathedral Square, Burlington, died Monday, June 11,
2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. She was born in Vergennes,
May 27, 1912, the daughter of the late Julius and Ora (Sears) LaFlam. April
11, 1932, she married George H. Martin in the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception in Burlington. He predeceased her in 1978. Inez was a member of the
custodial staff at Burlington High School for 11 years. She was also a senior
companion for 10 years, a four-year volunteer with Foster Grandparents, a
member of the Secular 3rd Order of St. Francis and the Confraternity of St.
Joseph. Inez enjoyed activities with her family, St. Joseph’s Church and the
Adult Day Program. She is survived by her daughter, Georgiana Lavallee of
Colchester; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four
great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Audrey
Bissonnette, in May 2000; two brothers, Oscar and Edward LaFlam; and three
sisters, Theodisia Masse, Edna Scribner, and Elsie Lawrence. The family wishes
to extend special thanks to the wonderful staff at the VNA for their years of
assis-tance and care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday,
June 14, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Roman Catholic Church.
Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, For those who wish, contributions
in her memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Adult Day
Program, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be
Wednesday, June 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home
South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


JUDITH (ALBAUM) ZAETZ
BURLINGTON/PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. — Judith (Albaum)
Zaetz, 72, of Burlington and Pembroke Pines, Fla. passed away Monday, June
11, 2001, in Florida. She was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Worcester, Mass., the
daughter of Louis and Lena (Fierer) Albaum. She graduated from Worcester
State Teachers College. Judith is survived by her husband, Larry Zaetz of
Burlington; two sons, Gary Zaetz of Cary, N.C., and Bradley Zaetz of
Burlington; four grandchildren; and a sister, Grace Aisenberg of Delray
Beach, Fla. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at
Ohavi Zedek Synagogue with Rabbi Joshua Chasan officiating, assisted by
Cantor Jerrold Held. Interment will follow in Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery,
Patchen Road, South Burlington. Preparation rites were by the Jewish Sacred
Society. The family will receive friends at the home of Larry Zaetz, 47
Wildwood Drive, Burlington, until Friday at 6 p.m. Contributions may be made
to Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Rabbi’s Fund, 188 N. Prospect St., Burlington, Vt.
05401. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.

June 12

P.
BESSIE COSTOPOULOS CRAWFORD
MIDDLE GROVE, N.Y. — P. Bessie Costopoulos
Crawford, 70, of Kilmer Road, Middle Grove, formerly of Burlington, Vt.,
died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, in Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs. Born
in Burlington on March 13, 1931, she was the daughter of Samuel and Nikki
Costopoulos. She was a graduate of Burlington High School and for a short
time was proprietor of Charlie’s Red Hots at Malletts Bay, Colchester, Vt.
She enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and served with
distinction as a communications technician until her honorable discharge.
Upon separation from the military, she was employed at the Washington, D.C.,
law firm of Stevens, Davis, Miller & Mosher as a legal secretary with
specialization in patent law. She was also employed as a patent legal
administrator at Mobil Corp. headquarters in Virginia and at Union Carbide
in Crystal City in Arlington, Va., from which she retired in 1994. Survivors
include a son, Clyde Crawford Jr. of Palm Bay, Fla.; two brothers, George
Costopoulos of Burlington and Peter Costopoulos of Saratoga Springs; a
sister, Constance Costopoulos of Saratoga Springs; and two granddaughters,
Kira and Crystall Crawford of Jacksonville, Fla. Funeral services will be
held at 5 p.m. Friday in Armer Funeral Home Inc., 39 E. High St., Ballston
Spa. Calling hours will precede the serve from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the
funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of
Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866.

L.D.
RALPH “”ZEKE” DEYO
BARRE — L.D. Ralph “”Zeke” Deyo, 59, of Bergeron
Street died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, in Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin.
He was born in Williamstown on May 20, 1942, the son of William and Goldie
(Stevens) Deyo. A funeral service will be conducted in the Kingston Funeral
Home, 35 Slate Ave., Northfield, on Friday, June 15, at 11 a.m. Visitation
will be held from 10 a.m. until the start of the service. Donations may be
made in his memory to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger
Road, Berlin, Vt. 05641.

CONRAD P. FLYNN
”An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through
temporary periods of joy.” ESSEX JUNCTION– Conrad P. Flynn was called from
this life by Almighty God on Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at his home. He had been
a resident of Essex Junction since May 1990. Conrad was born Feb. 2, 1933, at
the former Fanny Allen Hospital in Colchester to Leona Ashline Flynn and
Conrad Joseph Flynn. He married Joan M. Lapointe August 22, 1953, in Christ
the King Church in Burlington. He was educated at the former Cathedral Grammar
School and former Cathedral High School in Burlington, and was an alumnus of
St. Michael’s College in Colchester. Conrad joined the Chittenden Trust
Company, and spent his entire banking career with the Chittenden Trust Company
and Chittenden Corporation, retiring as Executive Vice President of the bank
and holding company in 1988. During his banking career, he pursued higher
banking education at graduate banking schools at the University of Oklahoma,
and Indiana University, and was vice chairman of the New England School of
Banking at Williams College. After his retirement from banking, Conrad served
as the Treasurer General of the Society of Saint Edmund at Saint Michael’s
College from Sept., 1996 to Sept., 1998. He was a Past State Deputy of the
Knights of Columbus for the Vermont Jurisdiction; a Past Grand Knight of
DeGoesbriand Council 279 of Burlington; and a third and fourth degree member
of the Knights of Columbus. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church in
Essex Junction, as were his father, Conrad, and his grandfather, James. Conrad
is survived by his wife and dearest friend, Joan LaPointe Flynn, of Essex
Junction; their son, Joseph C. Flynn, of South Hero; Joseph’s wife, Karen
McCloud; three grandchildren, Kathleen M. Flynn, Harrison M. Flynn and Nigel
G. Flynn; his sister, Elizabeth F. Mooney and her husband, John, of
Burlington; his mother-in-law, Mabel La- Pointe of Burlington; a
sister-in-law, Sandra Viele and her husband, James, of Roseville, Calif., and
nieces and nephews, Maura Kelley and her husband, Richard, Eilis Mooney, Sean
Mooney, Stephanie Chilberto and her husband, Jack, Greta Sellarole and her
husband, Tony, David Warren and his wife, Paula; and Joan’s brother-in-law,
Sumner Cohen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 15,
at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Essex Junction. Interment
will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in Conrad’s memory to the Knights of Columbus Vocations Fund, c/o
Gerald Bean, 259 James Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401 or the Essex Rescue, Inc.,
2 Educational Drive, Essex Junction, Vt. 05452. Visiting hours will be
Thursday June 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service by the Knights of
Columbus at 7 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne
Road, Burlington.

ROSS
MERTON HARVEY
MORRISVILLE — Ross Merton Harvey, 78, passed away Tuesday
,June 12, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington with his family by
his side. He was born in Wolcott on April 18, 1923, the son of the late
William and E. Lillian (King) Harvey. They lived in Wolcott until the family
purchased a farm in Hyde Park in 1935. Ross attended schools in Wolcott and
Hyde Park before serving his country in the U.S. Army during World War II,
receiving an honorable discharge in the spring of 1946. He then started his
career as an equipment operator and then becoming a carpenter, retiring from
Curran & Lavoie bridge contractors of New Hampshire. Jan. 15, 1943, he married
Doris Rose Olney of Walden, where they resided and started their family. They
then moved to Hyde Park, where they spent the majority of their lives. Doris
predeceased Ross on Aug. 21, 1974. In October 1978, he married Sylvia Lepper,
and they resided in Morrisville, where she predeceased him April 4, 1999. Ross
was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He
had acquired numerous friends over the years, who would stop and listen to a
story or two whenever they would meet. Ross had a fondness for horses, having
been a farrier for many years, and had passed his trade on to his oldest son,
Melvin. He enjoyed horse pulling, hunting, fishing and family get-togethers.
Ross was very proud of putting his four sons through college, and they will
remember him for his wisdom, patience and many sacrifices he made for them
while they were growing up. He is survived by his four sons, Melvin and his
wife, Susan, David, Kenneth and Debbie Slayton, and Marvin and Patty Greenia,
all of Hyde Park; a daughter-in-law, Martha Harvey of Morrisville; a sister,
Avis Houston and her husband, Hugh, of Craftsbury; a brother-in-law and
friend, Arthur Olney and his wife, Adrienne, of Walden; four sisters-in-law,
Irene Wright and her husband, Arthur, of Southbridge, Mass., Blanche Messier
and her husband, Ernest, of Greensboro Bend, Pauline LaCroix and her husband,
Joe, of Summerfield, Fla., and Cecile Olney of St. Johnsbury; three grandsons,
William, Todd and Scott Harvey of Hyde Park; two granddaughters, Kim Harvey of
Hyde Park and Karen Nowowieski; and a great-grandson, Damian of White Marsh,
Md. He also leaves four stepgrandchildren, Christopher, Mandy, Sarah and
Duncan, and their mother, Carol Lepper of Maryland; and many nieces and
nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, in the
Puffer United Methodist Church in Morrisville with interment following in the
family lot in Center Cemetery in Hyde Park. Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9
Thursday evening in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Boklyn St., Morrisville.

HARRY
A. MacMILLAN, M.D.
CORNWALL, N.Y. — Harry Alton MacMillan, M.D., retired
physician in Washingtonville and 55-year area resident, died June 12, 2001, at
his home. He was 86. The son of Harry Andrew MacMillan and Gladys Phelps
MacMillan Hall, he was born Sept. 11, 1914, in Milton, Vt. He graduated in
1941 from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. After serving as a
captain in the U.S. Army during World War II, he completed his residency at
St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh and set up a general medical practice in
Washingtonville in 1947. He was a member of the Orange County and New York
State medical societies. He served his patients and his community until 1988,
when he retired from practice. He was known and loved by several generations
of area residents as someone who always had time for people. He made house
calls day or night and in all seasons. He often refused payment for his
services. A patient once said of him, “”He was the old-time family doctor. He
never threw you out of his office because he ran out of time; he didn’t raise
his office rates, and he made house calls.” He said of himself, “”I had one
basic principle: I would treat my patients one on one.” He was on the
attending staff of Cornwall Hospital from 1962 until his retirement. He served
as president of the Cornwall Hospital medical staff from 1974 to 1976 and was
a co-chairman of the “”Expansion 74” Fund for the hospital. After his
retirement, he served as medical director of the Anne Snead Deane
Rehabilitation Center, later renamed “”Inspire,” the CP center, from 1988
until 1999. He was also a member of the “”Inspire” Foundation. He is
remembered for his role as Santa Claus at the annual “”Inspire” children’s
Christmas party. He was an avid skier who did not give up the sport until he
was 82. His other lifelong passion was fishing. Whenever he could, he escaped
to Vermont to wet his line in Lake Champlain. He enjoyed taking drives in the
country to see the spring blossoms and the fall colors. He fed and watched the
birds and all the other creatures of the woods around his home. Every
December, he cut Christmas trees to distribute to friends who could not get
out to get their own. Survivors include Barbara, his wife of 60 years; his
daughter, Marcia Martin and her husband, Bill Martin, of Steamboat Springs,
Colo.; and nine nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents
and his sister, Mae Estelle Gardner. A memorial service will be held Saturday,
June 23, at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Washingtonville. The
Rev. Skip Ferguson will conduct the service. There will be no interment. He
donated his body to the University of Vermont College of Medicine for study
and research. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Orange
County or “”Inspire,” the CP center of Goshen.


LOUIS E. MARINEAU
MONTPELIER — Louis E. Marineau died June 12, 2001, in
Central Vermont Hospital. Louis founded Louis E. Marineau & Sons painting
and papering contractor business in 1936. He is survived by his six
children, Lynn Guare and her husband, Paul of East Montpelier, Brenda
Langevin of Randolph, Brian and his wife, Lorelle, of Lake Elmore, Leslie
and his wife, Peggy, of Montpelier, Mark and his wife, Sheichapter, of Barre,
and Mi- chele Walker and her husband, Jeff, of Morristown; 17 grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Lorette
Marineau of Montpelier, Lillian Whipple of Newport, and Margurerite Bancroft
of Cape Coral, Fla; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held
Thursday, June 14, at Guare and Sons Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral
Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine Church on Friday at 1 p.m. with a
reception to follow in the parish hall. A private burial will take place in
Lake Elmore Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s
School, 46 Barre St., Montpelier, Vt.; Vermont Catholic Charities, P.O. Box
489, Burlington, Vt. 05402-0489; or Craftsbury Community Care Center
Activities Fund, 1784 East Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury, Vt. 05826.


CHARLES P. MILLER JR.
ESSEX JUNCTION — Charles P. Miller Jr. passed
away Tuesday, June 12, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
Charles was born in Yonkers, N.Y., on Dec. 18, 1908, the son of Charles P.
Miller and Anne (Keane) Miller. He was educated in the Yonkers public school
system and later attended the College of the City of New York and The
Packard School of Business in New York City. Charles was an annuitant of the
Mobil Corp., retiring in 1970 as customer service manager at Mobil
Chemical’s Maintenance and Marine Coatings Division, located in Edison,
N.J., after 37 years of service. Charles, his late wife, Dorothy, and his
son and daughter lived in Westfield, N.J., for more than 38 years, where he
was active in scouting and Little League activities. His was a life member
of the Knights of Columbus, and he and Mrs. Miller were members of Holy
Family parish since moving to Essex Junction in 1988. Charles is survived by
his daughter, Mary Anne Miller of South Burlington; his son, Charles P.
Miller III and his wife, Lynne; and two grandchildren, Christian and
Victoria Miller of Houston, Texas. His wife, Dorothy, whom he married July
31, 1938, passed away Feb. 16, 1997. The Miller family is thankful to the
friends and “”Charlie’s Angels” who with love, humor and skill allowed
Charlie to live in his home in comfort and safety the final years of his
life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 18, at 10
a.m. in Holy Family Church in Essex Junction. Burial will follow in the
family lot in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting hours
are Sunday, June 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9
Pleasant St., Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, it would be appreciated if
donations were made in Charles’ and Dorothy’s memory to the Vermont Respite
House, 99 Allen Wood Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495; or Hospice of the Champlain
Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. ———— The Burlington
Free Press apologizes for the omission of Mr. Miller’s obituary in
Thursday’s paper.


CLEMENCIA M. PROVOST
BURLINGTON — Clemencia M. Provost, 92, of Burlington
died in the Starr Farm Nursing Center Tuesday, June 12, 2001, after a short
illness. She was born in Burlington onJune 16, 1908, the daughter of Arthur
and Celina (Roy) Provost. Clemencia worked as a payroll clerk at the Woolen
Mill for many years and then devoted much of her life to caring for her
parents and her brother, Emile. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph
Parish. Clemencia is survived by her nieces and nephews, Patti Racine, Joan
McCarthy, Donald Sexton, Richard Sexton, Jeanette Bushelland Judith Sexton;
several great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and
great-great- nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and by five brothers
and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday,
June 15, at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment to follow in New Mount
Calvary Cemetery. In accordance with Clemencia’s wishes visiting hours will be
private. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Anne’s Shrine, Isle La
Motte, Vt. 05463. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.

LAURA
TAUSENDFREUND
ESSEX JUNCTION — Laura Tausendfreund, 37, died Tuesday,
June 12, 2001, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston, following a long
illness. She was born May 9, 1964, the daughter of Harry and Dorothy
Tausendfreund. Laura attended Dover and Wilmington schools and graduated from
Wilmington High School in 1982. during her early years, her mom and dad ran a
ski lodge at Mount Snow in which all the family members worked. Her love of
animals started when she was young and led her to become an animal control
officer for many years in the Essex area, with many stories to tell. In recent
years, Laura’s love for her gardens was quite evident. She created beautiful
flower gardens with three ponds, falls, water wheels, etc. Laura had many
visitors to the gardens, and had a letter of praise from Better Home &
Gardens. She is survived by her father, Harold Tausendfreund of Essex
Junction; a brother, Brian Tausendfreund of Deerfield, Mass.; an uncle, Harry
Fisher of Whiting N.J.; an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. George Fisher of New
Mexico; and cousins. She was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy Tausendfreund,
on January 17, 1991. Funeral services will be at noon, Friday June 15, 2001,
at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, with
visiting hours from 11 a.m. to the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Vermont Respite House, Development Office, 99
Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495

June 13
MARILYN MORRILL
BLODGETT, R.N
. SHELBURNE — Marilyn Morrill Blodgett, R.N., 74, passed
away June 13, 2001, after being stricken with leukemia. She was born in St.
Johnsbury on Sept. 2, 1926, the daughter of Lyman G. and Florence Morrill of
Danville. She graduated from Danville High School in 1944 and Mary Fletcher
School of Nursing in 1947. Upon graduation, she went into general nursing,
becoming a member of the Vermont State Nurses Association and the Medical
Secretaries Association. She worked as a registered nurse at several area
medical practices, retiring from the Thomas Chittenden Health Center, where
she worked for many years. Marilyn was a devoted and dedicated member of the
First Baptist Church of Burlington, where she volunteered much of her time
with various church activities. Everyone knew her for her kindness and her
very positive, compassionate and supportive nature. She enjoyed helping
others, traveling, gardening, bowling and, most of all, spending time with
her beloved grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 54 years,
Malvern Blodgett of Shelburne; and her four children, Linda Clark and her
husband, Paul, of St. Albans, Denny Blodgett of South Burlington, Sharon
Shand and her husband, Robert, of Jericho, Douglas Blodgett and his wife,
Kim, of East Wallingford; seven grandchildren, Stacey Clark, Eric, Emily and
Grayden Shand, Nathan Blodgett, and Kristin and Cory Bodgett. She was
predeceased by her brother, Nathan Morrill, and her eldest grandchild, Cami
Sue Clark. A celebration of her life will be held Monday, June 18, at 11
a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul St., Burlington. Burial will
be at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cami Fund, to benefi cystic
fibrosis patients, c/o Paul Clark, 736 Maquam Shore Road, Swanton, Vt.
05488. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261
Shelburne Road, Burlington


CHARLES STERLING BROWN
DERBY — Charles Sterling Brown, a quiet, gentle,
pensive man, passed on June 13, 2001, among family and friends at his home on
the Brown family farm in Derby. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 16, in St. Mark Episcopal Church, Second Street, Newport, with
the Rev. Robert Castle officiating. A celebration of the life of Charles
Sterling Brown will take place immediately following the service at the Brown
family farm, where he grew up and spent his lifetime, 3309 Darling Hill Road,
Derby. Please join us at the service and at the Brown family memorial service
as we scatter his mortal remains to the elements. A reception will follow at
Charlie’s home, 80 Woods Farm Road, Derby. In lieu of flowers, donations are
welcome to Orleans-Essex VNA and Hospice Inc., 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vt.
05855. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes
Inc. Locally family-owned and operated.

MICHAEL S. MURPHY
ESSEX JUNCTION — Michael S. Murphy, 41, of Essex Junction died Wednesday,
June 13, 2001, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Funeral arrangements are
incomplete at this time. A full obituary will appear at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road,
Burlington.


MICHAEL SEAN MURPHY
ESSEX JUNCTION — Michael Sean Murphy, 41, of Essex
Junction died June 13, 2001, in Guatemala City after a courageous battle
with cancer. He was born in Burlington on Oct. 10, 1959, the son of H. Peter
and Mona (Meunier) Murphy. He graduated from South Burlington High School in
1977 and attended the University of Vermont. He was a gifted athlete who
participated in football, basketball and baseball in high school and was
involved in many men’s leagues in his adult life. Sept. 20, 1986, he married
Lisa White. They were blessed with two daughters, Brianna and Erin. Michael
worked for many years as a wine and spirits broker. In 1994, he became a
partner with Mike Paskevich in their business, Custom Courier. Michael
leaves his beloved wife and best friend, Lisa; his children, Brianna and
Erin; his mother, Mona Murphy of Burlington; his sister, Colleen Murphy of
Burlington and her children, Lauren and Ryan McLaughlin; his brother,
Patrick and his wife, Julie and their children, Peter, Marin, and Christin
Murphy, of Scarborough, Maine; his mother-in-law, Theresa White of
Burlington; Lisa’s sisters, Carol and Terry Reynolds of Colchester and their
family, Jennifer and Josh Gingras, Beau Woznek, and Meddie and Danielle
Gingras; Kathy Clark and her fiance, Roger Giroux, of Shelburne, and Kathy’s
children, Meghan and Leah Clark; Jan and Jim Goldsbury of Colchester and
their children, Dan, Chris, and Joey Goldsbury; Nan and Bill Allen of
Colorado and their children, Matt and Sarah Ross, and Sydney and Nicole
Allen; and Sue and Gene Cloutier of Shelburne and their children, Jenna and
Tess Cloutier. He also leaves many loving, dear aunts, uncles, cousins and
friends, many of whom were involved in the brunch fundraiser organized to
support his treatment in Guatemala; and his dog, Schultz, who was a constant
companion and comfort. Michael was predeceased by his father, H. Peter
Murphy, in 1955. Michael was a dedicated husband and father. He will be
remembered for his sense of humor, gentle manner and competitive spirit. His
approach to life was so positive, and he saw the good in everyone. He was an
inspiration to all who knew him and touched the lives of so many. His wife,
Lisa, sums up what many felt: “”(To my husband) You are my hero; thank you
for never giving up on life. You were so brave.” A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Wednesday, June 20, at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Roman
Catholic Church, West Street, Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, donations
in Michael’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis
St., Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, June 19,
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261
Shelburne Road, Burlington.

LILA
L. REYNOLDS
SHELDON — Lila L. Reynolds, 89, a lifelong resident of this
area, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2001, in Northwestern Medical Center
following a brief illness. Her family was at her side. She was born in Orange
Heights on May 31, 1912, the daughter of the late Charles and Grace (Godfrey)
Lamphere. She was the widow of Leo O. Reynolds, who died Jan. 24, 1996. They
were married in April 1937. Mrs. Reynolds enjoyed her family, knitting,
crocheting and crossword puzzles. Survivors include her children, Henry H. and
his wife, Jo Anne Reynolds of Sheldon, Wayne O. Reynolds of Fairfield, and
Barbara Trombley of Sheldon; a sister, Katherine Symonds; several
grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. A funeral service will
be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Heald funeral chapel. Interment will be in
the family lot in Sheldon Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health
Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. There will be no public visitation.
Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans.

June 14


RALPH H. CRAMER
BURLINGTON — Ralph H. Cramer, 70, of Burlington died
Thursday, June 14, 2001, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare. He was born in Oak
Park, Ill., on Sept. 23, 1930, the son of the late Ralph and Gladys
(Thompson) Cramer. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the
U.S. Air Force. Sept. 23, 1957, he was married in Yonkers, N.Y., to Ruth
Scurrah. He was employed as the general manager of Chittenden County
Transportation Authority from 1973 to 1981. He then moved to Guilderland,
N.Y., and was general manager for Mountain View Coach in Coxackie, N.Y.,
until 1986. He then became a car salesman for Northway Buick in Latham,
N.Y., where he was the No. 1 salesman for 10 years. He retired in 1997 and
moved back to Vermont. Ralph was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing, golf, his New York Yankees, and flying airplanes. He also enjoyed
his cup of coffee with his friends at Dattilio’s. He was a member of B.P.O.E.
916 and belonged to the Jonesville Fish and Game Club. He is survived by his
wife, Ruth of Burlington; two daughters, Barbara Johnson of Burlington and
Betsy Peacock and her husband, Chris, of Burlington; four grandchildren, Don
and Eric Johnson, and Lauren and Michael Peacock; a brother, Roger Cramer of
Bedford Hills, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life
will be held Saturday, June 16, 2001, at 10 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Episcopal
Church, Prim Road, Colchester. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Association,
1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral
Home North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington.


MARION K. DIMICK
TAFTSVILLE — Marion K. Dimick, 91, formerly an active
resident of Starksboro and Richmond died June 14, 2001, in
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was predeceased by
her husband, Howard in 1972; three sons, Malcolm (1988), David (1965) and
Marshall (1995). She is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Wendling of
South Pomfret, Louise Flower of Winooski, and Nina Dimick of Woodstock; 17
grandchildren; 33 great-grandchilden; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be held Sunday, June 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cabot
Funeral Home. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, at the
Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. Burial will be in Taftsville Cemetery.


DOUGLAS C. HOLLAND JR.
ESSEX JUNCTION — Douglas C. Holland Jr., 57, known
to his family as “”Buster,” died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at his home, with
his family and friends at his side, following an extended illness. He was born
in Burlington on Feb. 6, 1944, the son of Douglas C. Holland Sr. Doug
graduated from Essex Junction High School in 1962 and received his B.S. in
electrical engineering from the University of Vermont in 1967. He owned and
operated Radio Appliance shop in Essex Junction and was a master electrician.
He was a founder and adult president of the Essex Teen Center. He was a member
of C.H.I.P.S., served on the board and as president of Vermont Electronics
Technicians Association, and served as chairman of Pack 630 Cub Scouts. He was
involved in and dedicated to scouting all his life and helped many youngsters
mature into successful adults. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting,
fishing, beekeeping, gardening and spending time with his family and friends.
June 2, 1973, he married Arnice DeLauri. Besides his wife of 28 years, he is
survived by his daughter, Stacey Holland, and son Ryan Holland, both of Essex
Junction; his father, Douglas C. Holland Sr. of Jericho; sister Sylvia Colby
of Bristol; sister Deborah Holland of Hinesburg; brother Dan and his wife,
Debbie, of Jericho; stepbrothers Mickey Wheelock of Colchester, Ramond
Wheelock and his wife, Janet, of Colchester; stepsister Irma Topper and her
husband, Dennis, of Maine; sister-in-law Cecelia Densmore and her husband,
Bruce, of Lebanon, N.H.; nieces, nephews, cousins; and many close and dear
friends. Friends may call at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St.,
Essex Junction from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18, in Grace United Methodist Church, Maple
Street, Essex Junction. Interment will follow in Village Cemetery in Essex
Junction. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made
to Essex Teen Center, 2 Lincoln St., Essex Junction, Vt. 05452.


ALAN L. LEMNAH
ST. ALBANS — Alan L. Lemnah, 61, died Thursday, June 14,
2001, at his home, with his loving family at his side, following an extended
illness. He was born in St. Albans on May 29, 1940, the son of the late Azos
and Helen (Tabor) Lemnah. Alan was a custodian at Missisquoi Valley Union
High School, retiring in 1991. He was a communicant of St. Patrick parish in
Fairfield most of his life. He married Theresa E. King in St. Patrick Church
on Oct. 31, 1964. Besides his wife of more than 36 years, he is survived by
their daughters, Karen Lemnah of St. Albans and Sarah Lemnah of Manchester,
N.H.; sisters Marion Reynolds of St. Albans and Ruth Lemnah of Burlington;
brothers Carleton and his wife, Madalene Lemnah, of Newport and Swanton,
Harold and his wife, Marlene Lemnah, of Swanton; sister-in-law Myra Lemnah
of Brandon; mother-in-law Elizabeth King of Enosburg; sisters-in-law Betty
King of Enosburg and Barbara Collins of Bakersfield; and several nieces,
nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, Azos and Helen, he was predeceased
by a son, John David Lemnah, in 1965; a brother, Robert Lemnah; a sister, H.
Austine and her husband, Paul Desautels; and his father-in-law, Kenneth
King. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St.
Patrick Church, Fairfield. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral
Home, 86 S. Main St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Interment will be
in the Lemnah family lot in St. George Cemetery in Bakersfield. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Alan L. Lemnah Scholarship Fund for a
Missisquoi Valley Union student, c/o of the Franklin Lamoille Bank, 8 N.
Main St., St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady &
Levesque Funeral Home.

GRACE
(RAVLIN) MC MULLEN
ST PETERSBURG, Fla./BURLINGTON — Grace (Ravlin)
McMullen of St. Petersburg, died Thursday June 14, 2001, at St. Anthony’s
Hospital of a massive heart attack. She was born May 1, 1913, in Burlington,
the daughter of Charles and Grace (O’Brien) Ravlin. She was an X-ray
technician at Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington. She lived in Cocoa Beach
Fla., and had lived in St. Petersburg the last five years. She was a member of
the Order of the Eastern Star and a violinist for a local orchestra. She was
also a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by her five nieces,
Barbara Hill of Charlestown, Ind., Lisa Goodrich of Springfield, Vt., Michelle
Lewis of Essex, Colleen Hamblett of Coventry, Conn., and Kathleen Custer of
Amherst, N.H.; and four nephews Robert Ravlin, Jr. and Bryen Ravlin, both of
Chester, Michael Ravlin of Charlestown, N.H. and Jeffrey Ravlin of Texas. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at
St. Pius X Church, 20 Jericho Rd., Essex Center, with burial to follow in the
family lot in Mountainview Cemetery, Essex. Visiting hours will be Friday,
June 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant
Street, Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Memorial Processing Center, P.O.
Box 31160, rtford, Conn. 06150-1160


ELISA SIERRA MARTIN
BARRE — Elisa Sierra Martin, 70, died Thursday,
June 14, 2001, at her home in Barre after a brief illness. She was born
April 1, 1931, in Barre, the daughter of Luis and Modesta Sierra. Lisa
graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in 1949 and received a B.A.
from the University of Vermont in 1953. She taught languages at Middlebury
and Bennington High schools (1953-1958) and worked at the Library of
Congress in Washington, D.C. (1958-1959) and later at the Aldrich Public
Library as reference librarian (1979-1988) In 1958, she married Stephen B.
Martin, also of Barre. Lisa was very active in public and community service.
She served four terms in the Vermont House of Representatives (1988 to
1996). In her last term, she chaired the Local Government Committee and, in
earlier terms, was a member of the Education and Fish and Game committees.
At the time of her death, she was a member of the Vermont Lottery Commission
and the Barre City Recreation Committee. She also served on the boards of
the Aldrich Public Library, Barre Area Development, Barre Partnership,
Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Friends of the State House, and Granite City
Housing Inc. She was active in the Hedding United Methodist Church, the
Altrusa Club (also past president), and the Philomatheon Club. In previous
years, Lisa was a member and chair of the Barre City School Board
(1974-1980). She served as a justice of the peace and was a member of the
Barre City Board of Civil Authority. She also served as a trustee of the
University of Vermont (1990-1996) and was a member of the Governor’s Blue
Ribbon Commission on Educational and Municipal Financing Reform and the
Washington County Home Demonstration Group. She received the Joint Service
Club Community Service Recognition Award in 1996. In 1995, she chaired the
Barre City Centennial Committee. Lisa is survived by her husband, Stephen B.
Martin of Barre; her three children, Stephanie, Peter and Elizabeth, and
Peter’s fiancee, Jen- nifer Devine, all of the Washington, D.C., area; her
mother, Modesta Sierra of Barre; her brother and sister-in-law, Hilario (Yiyo)
and Betty Sierra of Greenville, S.C.; in-laws Eric H. and Virginia Martin of
Desert Hot Springs, Calif., and Julian and Lois Martin of Austin, Texas; and
three nieces and a nephew. A celebration of her life will be held at Hedding
United Methodist Church in Barre on Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in
Hope Cemetery in Barre. Calling hours will be held at the Hooker and
Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be
directed to Central Vermont Home Health and Hopsice Inc., 600 Granger Road,
Barre, Vt. 05641.


ELOISE FARNSWORTH (CORMIER) MESSER
MORETOWN — Eloise Farnsworth (Cormier)
Messer, 80, of Moretown Commons died June 14, 2001, in Rowan Court Health and
Rehabilitation Center in Bare. She was born Oct. 21, 1920, in Westford, the
daughter of Harry Orson and Winnifred (Munson) Farns- worth. She graduated
from Waitsfield High School, Class of 1940. She married Raymond J. Cormier Sr.
on Dec. 28, 1944. They first lived in Hazardville, Conn., then moved to
Waltham, Mass., and in 1958, they moved to Barre. He died in 1979. July 21,
1977, she married Richard K. Messer in Montpelier. Following their marriage,
they lived in Williamstown and more recently in Moretown. In earlier years,
she worked in Hartford, Conn., and later for Central Vermont Hospital for more
than 10 years and later worked for UniFirst for two years. She devoted most of
her life as a homemaker. Among her special interests were knitting, sewing and
helping her husband with woodworking. She also loved spending time with her
children and grandchildren. Mrs. Messer was a member of the Williamstown
United Federated Church for many years, and more recently the Brookfield
Congregational Church, a lifetime member of both the Moose Lodge of Barre and
the Barre Canadian Club. She is survived by four daughters, Nancy J. Spencer
of Cape Coral, Fla., Marilyn C. Cattieu and her husband, Paul, of Colchester,
Ruth E. Cormier of Barre, and Lou Ann Manzi and her husband, Dominick, of
Milton; three sons, Raymond J. Cormier Jr. of Berlin, Richard D. Cormier of
Englewood, Fla., and Terry L. Cormier and his wife, Vicki, of Barre; two
stepchildren, Frederick R. Messer and Dorothy M. Peck, both of Waitsfield; and
21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Doris
F. Owen of Enfield, Conn.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was
preceded in death by a brother, Ted Farnsworth; and a sister, Winnifred Salier.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 20, at 1 p.m. in the Hooker and
Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Interment will be in Irasville
Cemetery in Waitsfield. Friends and family may call at the funeral home
Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to Central
Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home,
7 Academy St., Barre.

LOIS
(YOUNG) O’REILLY
RICHFORD — Lois (Young) O’Reilly, 78, passed away
Thursday, June 14, 2001, in Vermont Respite House in Williston following a
long illness. She was born in Richford on Sept. 28, 1922, the daughter of the
late Ulric and Eva (Casavant) Young. Lois raised her family and lived her life
in Richford. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Richford. She
was devoted to her family, church and many friends. She married Peter L.
O’Reilly on April 7, 1945, in All Saints Catholic Church. They had been
married 37 years when he predeceased her in 1983. She leaves four children,
Sheila Benoit and her husband, Philip, of Killingworth, Conn., Catherine O’-
Reilly of Quincy, Mass., Terry O’Reilly and his wife, Lise, of Herndon, Va.,
and Tim O’Reilly and his wife, Tracy, of South Burlington; 10 grandchildren,
Mandy Miranda, Aimee and Jared Benoit of Killingworth, Maureen Lingle of New
Wales, Pa., Ryan Feldman of Quincy, Patrick, Sarah and Mary Beth O’Reilly of
Herndon, Monica and Joseph O’Reilly of South Burlington; two
great-grandchildren; her sister, Yvonne (Young) Brown of Indian Harbor Beach,
Fla; sister-in-law Ethel Young of Leominster, Mass.; and many nieces and
nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a grandson,
Sean Benoit; a sister, Mary Esther Lawyer; and three brothers, Ronald, Cedric
and Everett Young. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in All
Saints Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank Eksterowicz celebrating the Mass of
Christian Burial. Interment will be held at a later date in All Saints
Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Spears
Funeral Home, 140 Main St., Richford. For those who wish, contributions in her
memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health
Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478; or Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane,
Williston, Vt. 05495.


JANICE A. PICARD ST. ALBANS — Janice A. Picard, 63, died Thursday,
June 14, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Becky, following an extended
illness, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Portsmouth, N.H.,
on Jan. 1, 1938, the daughter of the late Robert P. and Ruth (Hutchins)
Levesque. She was employed in the dietary department of Kerbs Memorial
Hospital and was assistant steward at the Champlain Country Club. She was a
member of Northside Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 1.
April 1, 1955, she married Vernard R. Picard. Besides her husband, she is
survived by three sons, Vance R. Picard, Victor and his wife, Mindy Picard, of
St. Albans, and Timothy and his wife, Brenda Picard, of Atlanta, Ga.; six
daughters and their spouses, Rebecca and Chris Bean, Susan and Tony Dutkiewicz,
Vera and Carlo Corbeil, all of St. Albans, Pamela J. Picard of Bartow, Fla.,
Linda and Steve Longley of Highgate, and Debbie and Gary Reynolds of Fort
Worth, Texas; 28 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters,
Virginia Morin and Beverly Fury of Portsmouth, N.H., Barbara Barron of North
Carolina, and Patricia Emery of New York; five brothers, Robert Levesque of
Florida, Ramon Levesque, Richard Levesque, Donald Levesque and Barrie Le-
vesque, all of Portsmouth; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral
services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Brady & Levesque Chapel.
Friends may call at the funeral home, 86 S. Main St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Friday. Interment will be in the Picard family lot in St. Albans Bay
Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.


SYDNEY J. PIERCE
NORTH FERRISBURG — Sidney J. Pierce, 65, a resident of
North Ferrisburg for 29 years, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 14,
2001. He was born Sept. 8, 1935, in Burlington, the son of William Harrison
and Sybil (Green) Pierce. Dad, you were a man of few words who always wore a
smile. You were able to support your family as a lifelong dairy farmer. You
were a great sport, always entertaining us with cards, bowling, horseshoes and
fishing. We will miss your smile, we will miss your support, and we will miss
your sportsmanship. You died doing what you loved. He is survived by his
loving wife, Lena; two daughters, Paula and her husband, Dan Villemaire, of
Huntington, and Diane and her husband, Joseph Cheney, of Essex Junction; three
sons, Bruce of Starksboro, Timothy of Hinesburg, and Michael of North
Ferrisburg; six grandchildren, Sidney, Anthony, Gregory, Tanya, Matthew, and
Damion; two brothers, William and his wife, Ruth Pierce, of Nevada, and John
and his wife, Irene Pierce, of North Ferrisburg; and several nieces and
nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the North
Ferrisburg United Methodist Church. Interment will be in North Ferrisburg
Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on
Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Vergennes
Area Rescue Squad, Vergennes, Vt. 05491.


THOMAS C. VANDERHOVEN
CAMBRIDGE — Thomas Clayton Vanderhoven, 94, of
South Main Street, Cambridge, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday,
June 14, 2001. He was born March 18, 1907, in Rahway, N.J., the son of the
late Jesse William and Mary Ellen (O’Conner) Vanderhoven. He married the
former Gertrude Orton of Fairfax. She predeceased him March 18, 1974. He was
employed as a field engineer with the state of New Jersey for many years.
Tom loved Vermont’s great outdoors, fishing and hunting in this area over
the years with his good friend and hunting and fishing partner, Francis
Cowie. He also had a great appreciation for artwork and oil paintings. He
was friendly to all, with a great sense of humor, and will be greatly missed
by all those who had the good fortune to know and love him. He is survived
by a daughter, Barbara Jean Klingman; three grandchildren, Thomas Gates,
Betty Gates and Barbie Gates, and a great-granddaughter, Emily Gates, all of
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews; a brother, Leslie;
and three sisters, Margaret, Eleanor and Vivian. Visiting hours will be held
at Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral
services will be held in the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 20,
at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Burial will follow
in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax. Contributions in
Tom’s memory may be made to Cambridge Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 431,
Jeffersonville, Vt. 05464, or Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr
Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral
Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

June 15

GUY
C. BURNS
MILTON — Guy C. Burns, 84, died at his home Friday, June 15,
2001, surrounded by his loving family. Guy was born in Belvidere on Aug. 22,
1916, the son of the late Clayton and Elizabeth (Corrigan) Burns. He married
the former Mary Legacy on June 16, 1944, in Jeffersonville. Guy and Mary
would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary today. Mr. Burns was
employed at the old asbestos mines in Lowell and the Boyden farm in
Cambridge. He eventually moved to Milton, where he worked on the Harold
Littlefield farm for 25 years. He was also employed by the town of Milton as
a truck driver for 13 years before retiring in 1982. He truly enjoyed the
outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time at camp in Belvidere. He is
survived by his wife, Mary of Milton; his son, Stillman Burns and his wife,
Jane, of Lewiston, Maine; his daughters, Gladys Alger and her husband,
Raymond, of Georgia, and Nancy Jones of Milton; six grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Barbara
King of Mobile, Ala., and Shirley Bennett of Winooski, whom he thought of
as, and raised as, his daughters. He was predeceased by his son-in-law,
Frank Jones Jr., on Oct. 29, 2000; brothers Ernie and Edmond Burns; and a
sister, Isabelle Russell. A funeral service for Guy will be held Monday,
June 18, at 1 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. Contributions in his
memory may be made to the VNA, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home,
Milton.


ARNOLD H. COLODNY, M.D.
SARASOTA, Fla./Burlington — Arnold H. Colodny,
M.D., 77, of Sarasota died June 15, 2001. Dr. Colodny was one of the leaders
in the field of pediatric urology. Trained as a pediatric surgeon, he
dedicated his career to the treatment of children with difficult and complex
urinary problems. His work has been internationally recognized, with numerous
publications and visiting professorships throughout the world. Dr. Colodny was
a member of the teaching staff at Boston Children’s Hospital and at Harvard
Medical School. In 1974, he became the acting chief of the Division of Urology
at Boston Children’s Hospital and associate director of the Division of
Urology in 1977, a post he held until his retirement in 1996. Dr. Colodny had
been an outstanding contributor to the care of children throughout his career.
He improved the lives of countless families in New England and throughout the
world. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Ohavi Zedek
Synagogue, 188 N. Prospect St., Burlington, with Rabbi Joshua Chasan
officiating, assisted by Cantor Jerrold Held. Interment will follow in Hebrew
Holy Society Cemetery, Patchen Road, South Burlington. Preparation rites were
by the Jewish Sacred Society. Memorial donations may be made to the Arnold H.
Colodny, M.D., Visiting Professorship in Pediatric Surgery, University of
Vermont, College of Medicine. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard
Funeral Directors.

ELLEN
DUSTAN GRIZZLE
CRAFTSBURY COMMON — Ellen Dustan Grizzle, 85, of
Craftsbury Common died Friday, June 15, 2001, in Greensboro Nursing Home in
Greensboro after a long illness. She was born in Craftsbury Common on Oct. 30,
1915, the daughter of William and Helen (Paterson) Dustan. She graduated from
Craftsbury Academy in 1934. For several years, she was employed at the Mary
Fletcher Hospital pharmacy department before taking a course in X-ray
technology at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Following that, she
was employed at Syracuse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. She later accepted a
position in X-ray technology in Wenatchee, Wash., where she met and married
Walter Grizzle in 1958. They shared a deep interest in astronomy. Mrs. Grizzle
returned to Craftsbury Common in 1982 from Spokane, Wash., where she had made
her home with her sister, Laura Dustan. She was a member of the United Church
of Craftsbury, the Searchlight Club, and Ladies Union, and she continued her
interest in astronomy. She is survived by three sisters, Augusta Dustan,
Louisa Levine and Laura Dustan, all of Craftsbury Common; a nephew and a
niece. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Grizzle, 1979, and her
sister, Dr. Harriet Dustan, in 1999. A memorial service will be held Tuesday,
June 19, at 2 p.m. in the United Church of Craftsbury, Craftsbury Common, with
the Rev. Ben Thurber officiating. Contributions in her memory may be made to
Greensboro Nursing Home, Greensboro, Vt. 05841. The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral
Home of Craftsbury Common is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT JAMES HOWARTH
RICHFORD — Robert James Howarth, 81, passed away June 15, 2001, in Holiday
House Nursing Home in St. Albans after an extended illness. A graveside
service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Richford Center Cemetery with
Pastor Kate Tobey officiating. There will be no visiting hours. For those
who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Richford Ambulance
Service, Main Streeet, Richford, Vt. 05476.


VALERIA A. NOVAK
SPRINGFIELD — Valeria A. Novak, 80, formerly of Dewey
Street, died Friday in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following a
brief illness. She was born in Springfield on Dec. 18, 1920. the daughter of
Joseph and Amelia (Gintof) Hryckiewicz. She attended Springfield public
schools, graduated from Springfield High School in 1938, and later attended
the Washington School for Secretaries in New York City. She returned to
Springfield, where she was employed by the Bryant Grinder Corp. and later at
Britts Department Store and the Springfield local telephone company. In
1947, she married Raymond Novak of Ludlow. He predeceased her in 1994. Mrs.
Novak had just recently moved to The Terraces Retirement Community in
Shelburne. Survivors include a son, Justin; daughter-in-law Deborah; a
grandson, Justin; and a granddaughter, Kristine, all of Essex Junction; two
brothers, Edward Hryckiewicz of Bradenton, Fla., and Henry Hryckiewicz of
Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be
celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church in Springfield by the Rev.
Douglas Hawkins. Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Mary Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Father Hawkins will conduct a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Intensive Care Unit, Fletcher Allen Health
Care, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.


MELBA PEACE REMINGTON
ESSEX JUNCTION — Melba Peace Remington, born Nov.
11, 1918, went to meet the Lord on June 15, 2001, in Birchwood Terrace
Healthcare, where she had been a resident for 10 years. Melba was given her
middle name because she was born on Armistice Day. Melba attended Essex
Junction schools. For many years, she was a caregiver for several Essex
families and their children. In later years, she became a caregiver to
several el- derly people in the Essex area. Melba is survived by her niece,
Wendy (Stearns) Tromblay and her husband, Larry, of Milton; a sister, Eula
Thomas of Burlington; and several other nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by two brothers, Maurice and Orvis Remington; and a sister, Jean
(Remington) Stearns. Melba’s whole life was one of giving. She will be
dearly missed by her family and friends. God has received a very special
angel, one we are sure he welcomed with open, loving arms. Melba was a
gentle soul. She was goodness personified. We will all miss you, Aunt Melba.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at 10 a.m. in
Fairview Cemetery in Essex Junction. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9
Pleasant St., Essex Junction, is in charge of arrangements.


ALICE GRACE (BERNARD) RENAUD
WINOOSKI — Alice Grace (Bernard) Renaud,
92, of 83 Barlow St., Winooski, died peacefully at her home June 15, 2001.
For three days, her family kept vigil with prayers, songs and
memory-sharing. She was born May 28, 1909, in Ste. Justine, Quebec, the
daughter of Joseph and Leah (Ruel) Bernard. She emigrated to Hardwick as the
bride of Rosaire T. Renaud, whom she married June 12, 1929. “”Memere” was
an exemplary wife and mother. She was a woman of extraordinary strength who
will be remembered for her equanimity in the face of difficulties. Her
unshakable faith in God resulted in many private and a few not-so-private
miracles. She had wisdom and great virtue resulting from a deep prayer life.
She loved God, her family, her heritage, her friends and all those in need.
Her love reached out to everyone. She was especially generous in paying for
the seminary studies of Father George Thattamparambil, C.M., a priest from
India, who remains a grateful correspondent. “”Memere” was the capable wife
as described in Proverbs 31. She was a homemaker par excellence, who was
known for her plentiful table, especially her delicious homemade bread and
hearty soups. She was a talented and creative woman with an astute business
sense. She owned a decorative cake business for 10 years and worked at
various jobs until retirement in 1972. She graced everyone and everything
she did with her great sense of humor and quick wit. “”Memere” loved music,
and she had a beautiful singing voice. The songs and lullabies she taught
are part of the legacy she passes to her children. The memory of “”Quand on
s’aime bien tous les deux,” sung by Alice and her husband on family
occasions, is especially dear. She valued education and, along with her
husband, she encouraged and supported her children in their pursuits. She
especially loved to travel and often recalled her trip to the Holy Land and
to Rome. Alice’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were
anchored by her good example and her passing will leave a great void. Still,
the family celebrates the life of a truly remarkable and saintly woman. She
is survived by 14 of her 15 children, Laurette Perron of Greensboro, Cecile
Gutchel (Gary) of Saratoga, N.Y., Roland and his wife, Kathy, of Hardwick,
Gemma Cummings of Winooski, Arthur and his wife, Sue, of Georgia, Vt.,
Monique Martin (Jim) of Georgia, Madeleine Renaud of Winooski, Bernadette
Oulton of Wallingford, Conn., Mike and his wife, Linda, of Winooski, Rachel
Wurstbaugh (Randy) of Williston, Rosaire and his wife, Jody, of Zephyrhills,
Fla., Denise Hendrieth of Erie, Pa., Alice Smith (Bob) of Bolingbrook, Ill.,
and Patricia Ribolini (Steve) of Montpelier. She is also survived by 47
grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fredo Bernard of Ste.
Justine and the Rev. Carmel Bernard, S.C., of Chateauguay, Quebec; and
numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Alice was predeceased by her husband,
Rosaire T. Renaud; a son, Leon Renaud; and a grandson, Richard Perron. A
funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, June 18, at 3 p.m. in St. Francis
Xavier Church in Winooski. Friends may call Sunday, June 17, between 2 and 4
in the afternoon and 7 to 9 in the evening. The La- Vigne Funeral Home, 132
Main St., Winooski, is in charge of arrangements. Those who wish to make a
charitable donation in lieu of flowers, may give to a charity of their
choice or to Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester,
Vt. 05446.

June 16


DORA A. CANTELL
WINOOSKI — Dora A. Cantell, 74, of Winooski died
Saturday, June 16, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She
was born in Winooski on April 14, 1927, the daughter of the late Napoleon
and Maria (Cote) Frenette. She was a graduate of Mount St. Mary Catholic
School. Dora retired from General Electric after 24 years. She was a
parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church in Winooski and a member of the
Chittenden Senior Center in Burlington. Dora is survived by her son, Burt
and his wife, Karen Cantell, of Bellevue, Neb.; two grandchildren, Brook and
Brandy Cantell; three sisters, Theresa and her husband, Robert St. Peter, of
Colchester, Jane Menard of Burlington, and Rita and her husband, Norman
Lovejoy, of Winooski; and several nieces, nephews and friends. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 20, at 11 a.m. in St.
Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski with interment following in St.
Francis Xavier Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or St. Francis
Renovation Fund, St. Peter Street, Winooski, Vt. 05404. Arrangements are
made by the La- Vigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.


EDITH MAY RANNEY (GAGE) FISKE
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Edith May Ranney
(Gage) Fiske of Pillsbury Manor North, South Burlington, passed away
Saturday, June 16, 2001. The youngest of three daughters born to Eugene S.
and Evalyn (Bowen) Ranney, Edith was born Sept. 15, 1901, in Lyndon and
lived there until the death of her father in 1907, at which time the family
moved to East St. Johnsbury. She attended the local school and graduated
from St. Johnsbury Academy with the Class of 1920. Between 1920 and 1938,
she held positions with the Caledonia National Bank of Danville, Keene
National Bank in Keene, N.H., and the Passumpsic Bank in St. Johnsbury. In
November 1938, she was married to William Allen Gage, D.C. After earning her
certificate in physical therapy and radionics from Metropolitan College, she
assisted in her husband’s practice for nearly 20 years. Dr. Gage passed away
in 1955. Edith was a member of the South Congregational Church in St.
Johnsbury for more than 50 years, and during the time that she was living in
St. Johnsbury was very active in church work and other activities in the
community. In December 1958, she was married to Fred C. Fiske. They lived in
South Burlington and later Butlers Corner in Essex Junction. Mr. Fiske
passed away in 1971. Affectionately known as “”Aunt Edie” by many relatives
and friends, she was always busy. Her hobbies included stamp collecting,
genealogy, sewing and crocheting, and growing African violets. While living
in Essex Junction, she volunteered for FISH for more than 15 years. She is
survived by a niece, Geraldine and her husband, Rodney Lyman, of Franklin
and Winter Haven, Fla.; a nephew, Leslie E. Parker Sr. of Portland, Ore.;
grandnephews Terry Roy and his wife, Susan, and Leslie Parker Jr. and his
wife, Sherry; great-grandnieces Jessica Heath and Kailey Roy; nephew Jordan
Roy; stepdaughter Miriam Fiske Hawkins and her husband, Elliott, of
Springfield and their son, Richard Hawkins and his wife, Marcia, of
Colchester, and daughter Barbara Collins and her husband, Thomas, of Miami
Beach, Fla.; stepgreat-grandson Kenneth Hawkins and his wife, Rachel, of
Vergennes; stepgranddaughters Dorcas and her husband, Carl Wright, of
Brookfield, Deborah and her husband, A. Roy MacAskill, of Brookfield, and
Celeste and her husband, Herbert Eselgroth, of Rochester, N.Y.; and
stepgrandson Clayton Allen Gage and his wife, Lynn, of South Barre, and
their families. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no visiting
hours. There will be a committal service at a later date in Brookfield
Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home,
71 S. Union St., Burlington, is in charge of arrangements.


HOWARD W. JARVIS
ISLE LA MOTTE — Howard W. Jarvis, 66, a lifelong
resident of this community, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, in the Verdelle
Village Extended Care Facility in St. Albans Town. Prayer services will be
Thursday, June 21, 2001, at 8:00 p.m. in the Kidder Memorial Home. Family
and friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton,
Thursday, June 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. Private interment will be held at the
convenience of the family in Isle La Motte. Gifts in Howard’s memory may be
made to St. Josephs Catholic Church in Care of Father Maurice U. Boucher,
SSE, Isle La Motte, Vt. 05463.


THERESA F. (GARROW) LANGLAIS
WINOOSKI — Theresa Francis (Garrow)
Langlais, 68, succumbed to a losing battle with cancer Saturday, June 16,
2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care, in Burlington. She was born Sept. 23,
1932, in Sheldon, the daughter of Harland and Beatrice (Brown) Garrow.
Theresa was an avid bingo player and loved spending time with her
grandchildren. She will be a part of our lives forever, and the ‘Wind
Beneath Our Wings.’ She is survived by her partner of 30 years, Arthur Tatro
of Burlington, who loved her dearly; her four children, Carol Langlais of
Burlington, Mike and Celeste Langlais of Winooski, Cathy and her friend,
Bill Billings of Winooski and Rick and Lori Langlais of Winooski; seven
grandchildren, Sara, Jamie, Tyler, Mikayla, Derrick, Taylor, and Michael
Langlais; four sisters, Antoinette Dragon of Highgate Center, Shirley
Brighty of Hudson, N.Y., Betty Wedge of Hudson; and Pauline Myott of
Enosburg Falls; nieces and nephews; and her special friends Cora and Ronnie
Holcomb and Ruth Miller. She was predeceased by her husband, Raoul Langlais;
her parents; two sisters, Leona Ellis and Barbara McClairen; and one
brother, Paul Garrow. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday,
June 21, 2001, at the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union
St., Burlington, with burial to follow in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in
Colchester. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Home Care Program, 1110 Prim
Road, Suite 1, Colchester, Vt. 05446.

June 17


LAZARRETTE G. COMBS
BENNINGTON/MILTON — Lazarrette G. Combs, 76,
formerly of Milton, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, in the Bennington Health and
Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. Lazarrette was born April 3,
1925, in East Berkshire, the daughter of Alfred and Evelyn Gagnon. Mrs.
Combs was a longtime resident of Manley Road in Milton. She was predeceased
by her husband, Chelsey, in 1993. She is survived by her son, Ralph Combs
and his wife, Cammie, of Arlington; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild;
and by several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at 12:30 p.m. in St. Ann’s Catholic
Church in Milton with burial following in St. Luke’s Cemetery in Fairfax.
Contributions in Lazarette’s memory may be made to the Vermont Kidney
Association, P.O. Box 244, Burlington, Vt. 05402. Visiting hours will be
Wednesday June 20 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Minor Funeral Home with a wake
service at 11 a.m.


DOROTHY A. EDGERLY
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Dorothy A. Edgerly, 74, died Sunday
June 17, 2001, in her home in Pillsbury Manor, South Burlington. She was born
in Brooklyn, N,Y, July 30, 1926, the daughter of the late William and
Catherine (Ginder) DeMore. On June 18, 1948, she married Charles E. Edgerly in
Queens, N.Y. He predeceased her on May 9, 1997. She is survived byher four
daughters, Susan Clements of Clearwater, Fla., Kathleen Clark of Wakefield,
Mass., Donna Peterson of South Burlington, and Karen Dumont of South Hero;
nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, her sister, Helen Rosenquist of Lake
Park, Fla.; and her brother, William DeMore of Port Charlotte, Fla. A memorial
service will be celebrated Wednesday June 20, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the Ready
Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd. Burlington. Interment will follow
in Lake View Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in her memory to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley,
1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.

MARJORIE GATES IRISH
FRANKLIN — Marjorie Gates Irish, 77, widow of Robert H. Irish, died Sunday
evening, June 17, 2001, at the Carriage House in Franklin. She was born Feb.
19, 1924, in St. Albans, the daughter of the late Paul Hayden and Vera Hugh
Gates. Marjorie was raised in Franklin and returned in 1980. She was lay
speaker and served on church council at the Franklin United Church. She was
a 1943 graduate of UVM with a B.S. in biology. Marjorie was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II. She enlisted Dec. 4, 1944, and did her basic
training at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; she then served as psychiatric aide at
Camp Upton, N.Y., attended P.T. School at O’Reilly General Hospital in
Springfield, Mo. and was commissioned to Fort Devens General Hospital in
Hyer, Mass, Percy James General Hospital Amputee Center in Battle Creek,
Mich, and Fort Custer Rehabilitation Center in Fort Custer, Mich. She was a
life member of the American Legion Post 42 in Enosburg. She married Robert
H. Irish, August 12, 1946. Marjorie raised her family and practiced physical
therapy in California, Arizona, and New Jersey in hospitals and
rehabilitation centers. While living in New Jersey, she was a deaconess at
Fords Presbyterian Church. She was a lifetime member of the American
Physical Therapy Association, Franklin County Association of Retired
Teachers, Franklin County Republican Committee, member of the Order of the
Eastern Star, Martha Washington Chapter, serving as worthy matron, grand
chaplain of the State of Vermont and grand representative to the State of
Washington; Director of Franklin Telephone Co. and FELCO. In the past
several years, she was a member of the Healing Circle Cancer Support Group.
Marjorie enjoyed collecting, especially postcards, and loved a good game of
cards, a hot cup of tea, and someone to chat with. She was devoted to her
family and community. She is survived by a son and his wife, Robert and
Linda Irish, and their children, Amber and Daniel of Spokane, Wash.; three
daughters and their husbands, Rebecca and George Raynak and their children,
Jennifer and Geoffrey, of Franklin, Martha and Andrew Bodnarik and their
children, Julia and Michael of Warner, N.H., and Mary Jo and Benjamin Norris
and their children Benjamin and Rosalie of Delmar, N.Y.; two brothers and
their wives, Charles and Priscilla Gates and Hugh and Cynthia Gates, all of
Franklin; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers,
David Ewing Gates, Geoffrey Gates and Paul Hayden Gates; two sisters, Jane
Gates Merriam and Mary Elizabeth Gates. Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at the Franklin United Church. Interment will
follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Franklin. Friends and relatives may
call on the family one hour prior to the funeral at the Franklin United
Church. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to
purchase a piano for the FELCO Room c/o Franklin Homestead Inc., Linda
Bushey, Treasurer, P.O. Box 137, Franklin, Vt. 05457. Spears Funeral Home in
Enosburg Falls is in charge of arrangements


JAMES C. MILLER II
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. — James C. Miller II, 69, died on
Father’s Day, June 17, 2001, following a long battle with congestive heart
failure. He was born March 3, 1932, in Glendale, Ohio, the son of the late
Frank and Ruth Miller. He graduated from Phillips Andover and attended
Cornell University. He was an avid sailor and active member of the marine
industry. He was an accomplished and intense competitor, both on the water
and in business. Jim raced very successfully in countless major regattas and
won several national-level championships. Jim is survived by his wife,
Elizabeth (Beegie); his daughter from his first marriage, Ruth of Richmond,
Vt.; and his sons and daughters-in-law from his second marriage, William and
Mary, Timothy (Bam) and Lorraine, and Richard and Mary of Bolton, Vt.; and
his grandchildren, Frank, Elizabeth, Mary, Chelsea, Graham, Sarah and
Abigail. Jim’s eldest son, from his first marriage, James C. Miller III,
passed away in April 1981. A private memorial service will be held at a date
to be determined. Jim’s ashes will be scattered by his family at his request
between Man-o-War Cay and Elbow Cay in the Bahamas, two islands that he
particularly loved and where he spent most of his vacations. In lieu of
flowers, please send contributions to Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation
Society, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas.


REV. VERNON L. RATHBURN
HYDE PARK — The Rev. Vernon L. Rathburn, 79,
went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 17, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health
Care, Burlington. He was born in Wolcott on June 16, 1922, the son of Claude
and Ethelyn (Sessions) Rathburn Sr. Verne spent many years in the armed
forces, both the Army and Air Force. He then spent a number of years in the
employment of a funeral home. Verne has also served as pastor to several
churches. After returning to the Hyde Park/Morrisville area, Verne held
several part-time positions, but had been a dedicated volunteer to several
local organizations, including the SHARE program and a church food shelf.
Verne enjoyed meeting and associating with people of various backgrounds. He
belonged to a Grist Mill and Sunshine Society Club, dedicatiing many hours
to corresponding with people worldwide who were shut-ins or in need of a
friendly hello. Verne is survived by two brothers, Claude Jr., with whom he
shared a home, and Merton of Waterbury; two sisters, Beverly Dorsey of
Millers Falls, Mass., and Joanne Emerson of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several
nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by two sisters, Maxine Drinkwater and
Ruby Raymo, and a brother, Marvin. Funeral services will be held Saturday,
June 23, at 2 p.m. in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St.,
Morrisville. Committal services will follow in the Riverbank Cemetery in
Stowe.


MAURICE (MOE) JOSEPH TARTE SOUTH BURLINGTON — Maurice (Moe) Joseph
Tarte, 50, of South Burlington, died unexpectedly Sunday June 17, 2001, at his
home. He was born February 20, 1951, in Burlington, the son of Fortuna and
Mary Goulette Tarte. He loved Lake Champlain and greatly enjoyed nature. An
avid outdoorsman, he liked to fish and hunt. He was also an “Ace” Jack of all
Trades. Moe was married on July 4 to his loving wife of 23 years, Sherlene
Ulihrach. He had recently found God and was planning to become a born again
Christian. He found peace and fullfillment in reading God’s teachings. He
loved God and the peace he found with him. He is survived by his loving wife
Sherlene; his daughter, Mrs. Andrew (Nicole) Albright of Ohio; and two
grandchildren, Brandy and Drew Albright; four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Janet)
Cook of New Jersey, Mrs. Dorothy Jensen of South Burlington, Mrs. Peter
(Lorraine) Turner of Highgate, and Mrs. Richard (Pauline) Greenough of Essex
Junction; one brother, Roger Tarte and his wife Muriel of Waleska, Ga.; and
many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. There will be no
visiting hours. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 21, 2001, at 1
p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Rte 7, Milton. Interment will be private and
at the convenience of the family in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven.


IRENE P. TROTTIER
WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. — Irene P. Trottier, 72, died
Sunday, June 17, 2001, in Westchester County Medical Center, N.Y. She was
born Aug. 7, 1928 in Milton, the daughter of Charles Murray and Claudia
Wells. She was a parishioner of St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction. She
married Paul E. Trottier on Dec. 6, 1945, in St. Albans. She is survived by
her husband Paul; her children, Lynn Trottier of Mahopac, N.Y. James
Trottier of Beacon, N.Y. and Cathy Carter of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; a
brother Albert Murray of Peoria, Il; six grandchildren; and nine great-gandchildren.
Visiting hours are Tuesday, June 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday June 20
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McHoul Funeral Home, 895 Rte 82, Hopewell
Junction, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June
21, at 10 a.m. in St. Columba Church, Rte 82 Hopewell Junction, with
interment in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Milton on Friday June 22 at 12:30. Memorial
donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 45 Reade
Place, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.

June 18
JOSEPHINE A. COREY
COLCHESTER — Josephine Corey, 90, of Colchester, died Monday, June 18,
2001, in the Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington. She was born in
Burlington on January 3, 1911, the daughter of the late Elias and Amelia
Corey. Josephine spent many years lovingly caring for her brothers Pete and
Tony. She is survived by her nieces and their spouses, Diane and Edward
Sullivan of Colchester, Carol and Leo Duncan of South Burlington, and Nancy
and Jack Chalmers of Essex Junction; a nephew, Reginald Corey of Pomona,
Calif.; her cousin, Sandy and Dan O’Brien of South Burlington; and her dear
friend, Bernice Schiring of Colchester; and several great-nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers James Corey, Frank Corey,
Nelson Corey and his wife, Lillius, Michael Corey and his wife Lucille,
Peter Corey, Tony Corey, and her sister Elizabeth Corey. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 21, at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Roman
Catholic Church, Colchester. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park
Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Ready Funeral Home North Chapel,
934 North Avenue, Burlington, is in charge of arragements.


JEROME “”JOE”” FREGEAU
WINOOSKI — Jerome “”Joe Fregeau, 80, of East
Allen Street, died Monday, June 18, 2001, in his home after a long illness,
surrounded by his family. He was born in Winooski on July 6, 1920, the son
of the late Edward and Laurentine (Dion) Fregeau. Jerome served in the U.S.
Army 351st Infantry Regiment. He married Florence Lavallee on Sept. 28,
1946. He worked for many years at the University of Vermont. He was a
parishioner of St. Stephen Catholic Church, a third and fourth degree member
of the Knights of Columbus, a member of Winooski Volunteer Fire Department,
and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1767, in Winooski. He is
survived by his wife of 54 years, Florence Fregeau of Winooski; six
children, Roger Fregeau of Winooski, Pauline Jackson and her husband, Ron,
of Winooski, Roland Fregeau and his wife, Karen, of Winooski, Jane Marshall
and her husband, Jim, of Winooski, Judy Granger and her husband, Chuck, of
Milton, Bernard Fregeau and his wife, Stephanie, of Winooski; five
grandsons, Mike Jackson, Jeremy Fregeau, Edward “EJ” Fregeau, James Marshall
II, and Mathieu Granger; three granddaughters, Kelly Wagner, Erin Fregeau,
and Mariah Granger; four sisters, Jeanette Fregeau and Theresa Potvin, both
of Winooski, Beatrice White of Manchester, Conn., and Pauline Meunier of
Burlington; several nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by four
brothers, Leo, Raymond, Paul and John Fregeau, and a sister, Rita Paquette.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 21, 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 the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt.
05446. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, June 20, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. with a VFW prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Arrangements made by La- Vigne
Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St. Winooski.


LODIA DORA MORIN
WINOOSKI — Lodia Dora Morin, 89, of Barlow Street in
Winooski, died Monday, June 18, 2001, in the Vermont Respite House in
Williston. She was born in South Burlington on June 19, 1911, the daughter
of the late Augustus and Rose (Lavallee) Quavillon. Lodia enjoyed the time
spent with family and friends, golfing, and playing bingo. She is survived
by her sister, Cecile Woodruff of Winooski, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Morin 1989; two sisters, Lillia
Charland and Alba Beaupre; and two brothers, George and Harold Quavillon. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m.
in St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, Winooski. Interment will follow in
Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in her memory to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane,
Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 22, from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne
Road, Burlington


MARILYN D. OLSON
LITTLETON, Colo. — Marilyn D. Olson of Littleton died
June 18, 2001, of cancer. She was 68. A rosary service was held Thursday, June
21, in Olinger Chapel Hill Memorial Chapel at 6 p.m. The Mass of Christian
Burial was celebrated June 22 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church in
Littleton with interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Marilyn was born July 31,
1932, the daughter of Harold and Ruth Eleanor (Erickson) Duprey, in Rutland,
Vt. She graduated from Proctor (Vt.) High School in 1950 and the University of
Vermont, Class of 1954. She was employed as a medical technologist at Porter
Hospital in Middlebury, Vt., and Bethesda Hospital in Denver. She was a member
of the South Suburban Women’s Golf League and bridge club. Marilyn married
Harold S. Olson on June 11, 1955, in Proctor. Marilyn was preceded in death by
her parents, Ruth and Harold Duprey; and a sister, Mary Vars. She is survived
by her husband, Harold of Littleton; five sons, David (Deborah) Olson and
Robert (Karen) Olson of Littleton, John (Sherry) Olson of Boulder, Paul
(Pamela) Olson of Grand Junction, and James (Judy) Olson of Highland Ranch; a
brother, William (Sylvia) Duprey of Hydeville, Vt.; a sister, Barbara Young of
Kingwood, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Memorial
contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Monastery, P.O. Box 900, Hales
Corners, Wis. 53130-0900. Arrangements were entrusted to Olinger Chapel Hill
Mortuary, Littleton.

MAVIS
MANSFIELD ROBINSON
STOWE — Mavis Mansfield Robinson, 65,of Stowe, left us
peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2001, in the Morrisville Genesis Eldercare
Center after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Stowe, on June 18,
1936, the daughter of the late Stanley and Lura Mansfield. Throughout the
different stages of her life, Mavis always seemed to take care of others.
Whether it was the times she was able to stay home and take care of not only
her own children but children of other families or tending to those she worked
for during her years of cleaning homes. Mavis was a graduate of the Stowe High
School Class of 1954. Among her many interests, she enjoyed crossword puzzles,
knitting, gardening and cheering on her favorite Winston Cup driver, Dale
Jarret. Mavis is survived by her brother, Wendall Mansfield and his wife,
Phyllis of Stowe, her three children, Robert Whitcomb and wife, Paula, of
Middlebury, (Robert’s children, Laughton, Asa and Libby of Wilmington, and
Paula’s son’s Dylan, Dennis Degree of Middlebury) her son, Robbie Robinson of
Winooski, and her daughter, Martha Lambert (Martha’s sons Bradley and Mark of
South Burlington). She was predeceased by her husband Wendell Robinson in
1987; and by her long time companion Wayne Wells in December 2000; her sister,
Tracy Mansfield; and brothers Elroy and Walter Mansfield. Mavis is also
survived by Wayne’s five children, Larry Wells and companion Anita; Vickie
McLaughlin and her husband, Kevin; Dianne Heath; Melvin Wells and wife, Helen;
Wanda Chamberland and husband, Ray; and their families that consist of 15
grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also included are daughter-in-laws
Maggie Libby, Karen Groseclose, Susan Gibbs; and son-in-laws, Steve Lambert
and George Spoerl. Mavis was loved by all and will be missed greatly, but she
will always be with us in our hearts and memories. Visiting hours will be
Wednesday, June 20, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stafford Funeral Home in
Stowe. The funeral service will be Thursday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at the
Standard Church in Waterbury Center, with interment to follow at the West
Branch Cemetery in Stowe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Morrisville Genesis El-dercare Center in Morrisville. Arrangements are under
the care of the Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe.

June 19


JEAN PERRY DOLAN
NEWPORT — Jean Perry Dolan, 81, of Newport died
Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at North Country Hospital in Newport. Services are
being arranged by the family.


VICTORIA FOSTER
MORRISVILLE — Mrs. Victoria Foster, nee Ducharme, died at
Copley Hospital in Morrisville on Tuesday, June 19, 2001. She is survived by a
daughter, Mrs. William (Doris) Biache, of Trenton, N.J., and a son, Phillip
Bessette, of Morrisville; two grandchildren, Denise Larkin and Christopher
Biache and a great-grandchild, Madeleine, all of New Jersey; two sisters, Mrs.
Gloria Bessette of Essex Junction and Mrs. Cecile Wood of Upton, Mass.; and
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a husband, Moses Bessette,
in 1966, and a husband, Paul Foster, on July 12, 1999. By request of the
deceased, there will be no visiting hours. Mass in Holy Cross Church in
Morrisville and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Main
Street., Johnson.


RUDOLPH F. LIA
TOPSFIELD, Mass. — Rudolph F. Lia, 70, of Topsfield,
formerly of Shelburne, Vt., died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 19, 2001, in Beth
Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Born in Boston, he was the son of
the late Domenic and Vincenzina (Cortese) Lia. Mr. Rudolph F. “”Rudy” Lia was
the president of RFL Associates for 10 years. He also worked as the assistant
plant manager from 1962 to 1990 at IBM in Essex Junction, Vt. He also worked
as a chemical engineer at Raytheon in Massachusetts and Maine and in the
Atomic Energy Department at Dupont in Georgia. Rudy graduated from Boston
English High School in 1948 and from Tufts University in 1954. Mr. Lia was
also past president of the Vermont chapter of the American Diabetes
Association. He is survived by his wife, Madeline (DeMarco) of Topsfield. He
was the father of Paula Fitzsimmons and her husband, John Fitzsimmons, of
Boxford, Elena Smith and her husband, Chandler, of North Easton, and Rudolph
P. Lia and his wife, Anne Marie, of Brookline, N.H.; grandfather of Nicole,
Aimee and Rachel Lia, John and Lia Fitzsimmons, and Austin, Carter and the
late Melena Smith; and brother of Yolanda Cortese of Winchester. A funeral
Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Church, 514 High
St., Medford, by the Rev. Kevin G. Toomey. Interment will be in Oak Grove
Cemetery in Medford. Friends may visit Friday from 4 to 8 at the Dello Russo
Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford. As an expression of sympathy,
contributions may be made in Rudy’s memory to the Massachusetts Diabetes
Association, 1 Bromfield St., 5th Floor, Boston, Mass. 02108.


GERALD R. PARROTT
BURLINGTON — Gerald R. Parrott, 63, of Burlington
died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, after a short illness, in the Starr Farm
Nursing Center, Burlington, surrounded by his family. Gerald was born in
Burlington on Nov. 29, 1937, the son of the late Henry and Nellie (Ritchie)
Parrott. Gerald was an avid fisherman and enjoyed working with his hands. He
is survived by his companion, Carla Bowen of Burlington; six children,
Gerald Parrott Jr. of Connecticut, David A. Parrott and his wife, Angela, of
Westford, Robert John Parrott of Burlington, Donna Mae Richards of
Ferrisburgh, Deborah Bombard of Burlington, and Bonnie Bostworth of
Ferrisburgh; two granddaughters, Mariah Rose Parrott and Tabitha Parrott;
one sister, Beverly Larocque of Colchester; five brothers, Lawrence Parrott
of Barre, Gary Parrott and his wife, Nancy, of St. Albans, Raymond Parrott
of Colchester, Francis Parrott of Barre, Darrell Parrott and his wife,
Geraldine, of Burlington; one special niece, Lori Starwright of Burlington
and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Thursday,
June 21, 2001, at 11 a.m. in Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph. There will
be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to the American Lung Association, Vermont Division, 30 Farrell St., South
Burlington, Vt. 05403. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc.,
132 Main St., Winooski.


HANNAH MARY REEN
HYDE PARK — Hannah Mary Reen died of natural causes
Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at her home in Sterling View after receiving the
loving care of her family. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Aug. 5, 1914,
the daughter of John and Katherine Barrett. July 31, 1935, she married William
Joseph Reen of County Cork, Ireland. Hannah and William brought 13 children
into the world in New York City. William and Hannah bought property in
Centervile in 1953, where they spent their summers until William’s death in
1962. Hannah moved to Vermont in August 1963 with nine of her children. When
the children were all raised and on their own, Hannah started her active
community life. She and her dear friend, Bea Jones of St. Albans, began
Community Action in Lamoille County. Under the umbrella of Community Action,
Hannah was either employed by or served on committees for Head Start,
Self-Help Housing Project (under former Gov. Philip Hoff), Meals on Wheels and
the Office on Aging. She received her associate’s degree in human services at
the age of 70. She continued volunteering her time and services as an active
member of St. Teresa and Holy Cross parishes, the Lamoille Senior Center, the
Grandparents Program at Hyde Park Elementary School and with her neighbors and
friends at the Sterling View Community Club. Hannah’s enjoyment in life
consisted of family gatherings, births, christenings, confirmations, wedding,
birthdays and holidays. She enjoyed her 75th birthday party given by her
grandchildren and her most recent 80th and 85th birthday gatherings, where her
cousins from Ireland and England surprised her with their visit. These three
occasions were very special to her. Hannah’s hobbies in life were reading,
traveling, and meeting people from all walks of life. She alsoenjoyed meeting
people through Elderhostel. Hannah had a deep faith in “”The Man Above,” who
carried her through life’s trials. When each trial was over, she would say,
“”We have been blessed.” She is survived by her sister, Mary T. Barrett; 11
living children, Patrick, Joan, Christina Tricomi and her husband, Santo,
Margaret Riordan and her husband, Tim, John and his wife, Penny, Mary Fagnant
and her husband, Arthur, Sheila Boland and her husband, Bill, William and his
wife, Jean, Jerome and his wife, Wanda, Richard and his wife, Diane, and
Thomas and his wife, Patricia; a daughter-in-law, Rose; many grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two dear friends, Hazel
Braun and Elise Hough; and dear neighbors Caroline and Barb. Besides her
husband, William, Hannah was predeceased by a daughter, Catherine “”Kate,” an
infant daughter, Jane, and a grandson, William E. Bolan. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, in Holy Cross Church in
Morrisville with interment following in St. Teresa’s Cemetery in Hyde Park.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the White-Fiess
Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions
in her memory would be appreciated to either the Bishop John A. Marshall
School, 681 La- porte Road, or Lamoille County Senior Citizens Center, P.O.
Box 728, both of Morrisville, Vt. 05661.

June 20
CATHERINE H. BIBENS
SOUTH HERO — Catherine H. Bibens, 82, passed away Wednesday, June 20,
2001, in Holiday House Nursing Facility in St. Albans, surrounded by her
loving family. Catherine was born May 1, 1919, in South Hero, the daughter
of Hubert and Mary (Martin) Dewyea. In 1939, she was married to Eustathios
(Steve) Delivorias. He predeceased her in 1974. In 1985, she was married to
Miller Bibens of Springfield. In addition to her husband, Miller, e is
survived by two daughters from her marriage to Steve, Kanella Nelson and her
husband, Craig, of Pleasant Hill, Calif., and Donna Courchesney of Jay,
Maine; seven stepchildren, David Bibens and his wife, Sandy, of Springfield,
Rodney Bibens and his wife, Elaine of Poultney, William Bibens and his wife,
Marty, of Lubbock, Texas, Rebecka Warren and her husband, Lee, of Poulsbo,
Wash., Kilburn Bibens and his friend, Betty Davidson, of Springfield,
Dorothy Blais of Springfield, and Rosalie Pettiford and her husband,
Reginald, of Altoona, Pa; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a brother, Herbert
Dewyea, and a sister, Rose King. Among many of her hobbies, Catherine
enjoyed fishing, cooking and being with her family. For many years, she ran
“”Kay’s Home Away From Home” bed and breakfast. She enjoyed working in the
cafeteria at the Mary Fletcher Hospital for six years and Thermal Wire Co.
in South Hero for another six years. She enjoyed cooking at the South Hero
Inn, working as a ballot clerk and serving as justice of the peace for the
town of South Hero. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, June 23,
at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Howard Parish of “”God’s Little Brown Church” in
South Alburg, in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. Burial will follow in
South Hero Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Catherine’s memory
may be made to either South Hero Rescue, P.O. Box 365, South Hero, or to
C.I.D.E.R. (Champlain Island Developing Essential Resources), P.O. Box 13,
South Hero, Vt. 05486. Friends may call on the family Saturday from noon
until the hour of the funeral at the Minor Funeral Home, located at 237
Route 7 South, Milton. Mrs. Bibens’ family would like to thank the staff at
Holiday House for the loving care and attention given to their Mom and Nana


FLETCHER RAYMOND BROWN
LINCOLN — Fletcher Raymond Brown, 86, died
peacefully Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at his home in Lincoln with his family
around him. He was born Oct. 16, 1914, in Lincoln, the son of Fred and
Luthera (Butterfield) Brown. Fletcher was an active member of the Lincoln
United Church. Fletcher married Harriett Purinton on May 14, 1937, in
Lincoln. Fletcher and Harriett, operated the family farm in Lincoln for many
years. He was an active member of the Sugarmakers Association. They were
known for dowsing. Fletcher was always around Lincoln to help anyone at any
time, from working at the church to helping put a new roof on a house. He
held many town offices. Fletcher is survived by his wife of 64 years,
Harriett Brown of Lincoln; a daughter, Luthera Ruth Brown Rainville and her
husband, Claude; grandson Michael and his wife, Jill; great-grandsons Adam
and Andrew Rainville; granddaughter Barbara Rainville; and sister-in-law
Beverly Brown, all of Lincoln; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Fletcher was predeceased by four brothers, Wilfred, Morton, Gladwin and
Donald Brown. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Lincoln
United Church. Interment will be in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln. Friends may
call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Thursday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Fletcher’s wishes were that contributions be de to help build
the back porch of the old hotel, c/o David Wood, Lincoln, Vt. 05443.


LUCILLE ANNETTE (LAPORTE) COMEAU
NEWPORT — Mrs. Lucille Annette (Laporte)
Comeau, 78, of 66 Third St., Newport, died peacefully June 20, 2001, in
Newport with her family at her side. She was born Sept. 27, 1922 in Newport
Center, a daughter of Elphege and Rose (Forcier) Laporte. Mrs. Comeau
graduated from Newport High School and attended the University of North
Carolina. Feb. 24, 1943, she entered the U.S. Navy and served during World
War II as a correspondent courier. Her rank was Yeoman First Class. She was
honorably discharged March 4, 1946. Lucille married Stanley Comeau on July
16, 1951, who predeceased her on Dec. 19, 1971. She was employed by the
Canadian Pacific Railroad, and the Associated Insurance Co., and retired
from the Vermont State Police as a dispatcher. After her retirement, she was
employed by the Newport Daily Express. Lucille had a zest for life and is
remembered as being supportive of her family, friends and community. During
her lifetime, she was an active member and communicant of St. Mary Star of
the Sea Catholic Church in Newport where she attended Mass daily. She held
membership with the American Legion Auxiliary Post 23 of Newport, and she
volunteered with the Orleans-Essex VNA and Hospice Inc. and the Chamber of
Commerce of Newport. Lucille is survived by her children, Denis Comeau and
his wife, Carmen, of Newport, Barry Comeau and his wife, Lauren Bowerman, of
Burlington, and Adele Comeau of Boston, Mass.; four grandchildren, Phillip,
Drew, Danielle, and Landon Comeau; sisters, Philippa Schneider and her
husband, Carl, of Long Island, N.Y., Florette Galipeau and her husband,
Robert, of Westfield, and Claire Comeau of Newport; and several nieces and
nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 22, at
the Curtis-Britch Memorial Chapel, 37 Lake Road, Newport. Funeral services
will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2001, at St. Mary Star of the Sea
Catholic Church of Newport, with the Rev. Jim Beauregard celebrating a Mass
of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery with full
military honors. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be
made to the Tree of Life Fund, in care of St. Mary Catholic Church, 191
Clermont Terrace, Newport, Vt. 05855. Arrangements are entrusted to the care
of Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes Inc., locally family owned and operated


CHARLES M. CORLISS
ST. ALBANS — Charles M. Corliss, 74, died Wednesday,
June 20, 2001, in Northwestern Medical Center following an extended illness.
Charles was born in Swanton on Jan. 2, 1927, the son of the late Raymond and
Alice (Cline) Corliss. He operated the Corliss Construction Company from 1965
until his semi-retirement in 1995. He was a member of the Loyal Order of
Moose, Lodge 1090. He was a member of the board of directors for the Harbor
Club and a life member of Maple Leaf Farm. He was a director of Maple Leaf for
5 years and president of the board of directors for 3 years. Charlie enjoyed
blackjack and the casino life. He married Lillian “”Lil” Westover on Nov. 28,
1948. Lil died July 20, 1995. His survivors include his companion, Geraldine
Corliss; four children and their spouses, Jacquelynn La- vigne and her
companion, George Going, of Panama City, Fla., Raymond and Debbie Corliss of
St. Albans, Jill and Earl Mongeon of Westford, and Jack and Jean Corliss of
North Fayston; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law
Christine Corliss of St. Albans and Barbara Corliss of Waltham, Mass.; and
several cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, Lillian, he was
predeceased by three brothers, Hubert, Floyd and Kenneth Corliss. Funeral
services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul’s United Methodist
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. Those planning an expression of sympathy
are asked to consider the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health
Ave., St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or Maple Leaf Farm, P.O. Box 120, Underhill, Vt.
05489. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.


ARMAND JAMES CROSS
UNDERHILL — Armand James Cross, 77, of Underhill,
died at his home Wednesday, June 20, 2001, surrounded by his loved ones. He
was born in Sheldon on May 24, 1924, the son of William and Emeline (Bessette)
Cross. April 28, 1951, he married Yvonne Bourgeois in St. Joseph Church,
Burlington. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. Armand was a
driver for St. Johnsbury Trucking, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the
Teamsters Union Local 957 and he received the Vermont Truck Driver of the
Year Award in 1967. He was also a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of
Columbus in South Burlington and the Friendly Neighbors Seniors. He was an
avid outdoorsman and educated his children and nephews in the art of
hunting. He is survived by his six children, Allen Cross of Milton, Tom and
Cindy Cross of Whitefish, Mont., Nancy and Michael Randall of Underhill
Center, Judy and Bob Pyer of Newport, N.C., Linda Billado and her friend,
Janice Russo, of Hammond, La., and Cindy Cross-Greenia and Micheal Greenia
of Underhill; eight grandchildren, B.J. Cross, Scott Randall, Tina Hubbell,
Eric Pyer, James Pyer, Christie Randall, Joseph Perkins and Sarah Cross;
five great-grandchildren, Dylan Cross, Jacob Hubbell, Malia Pyer, Tyler
Cross and Destiny Hubbell; four sisters, Juanita Shedd of St. Albans,
Katherine Buchanan of Westford, Cecelia Cross of Burlington and Theresa
Price of Carson City, Nev.; one brother, Francis Cross of Burlington; and
numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. He had three special nephews whom he
thought of as his sons, Stephen Bourgeois, Bruce Bourgeois and Wally
Troescher. He also leaves his special friends, Bernard and Jeannette
Thibault. He was predeceased by his father, mother, and brother Herman
Cross, as well as many beloved pets including “Sammy”, his loyal hunting
dog, and his pet partridge, “Buddy”. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Saturday, June 23, at 12:30 p.m. in St. Thomas Roman Catholic
Church in Underhill Center. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, c/o
Deborah Kessler, P.O. Box 576, Waterbury, Vt. 05676. Visiting hours will be
Friday, June 22, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home
Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive., Essex Junction.


ROGER F. PUDVAH
ENOSBURG FALLS — Roger F. Pudvah, 33, died unexpectedly
June 20, 2001. He was born Sept. 15, 1967, in St. Albans, the son of Robert
and Eva (Sturgeon) Pudvah. Friends and relatives may call on the family one
hour prior to the funeral, which will be held Monday, June 25, at 2 p.m. in
the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Interment will
follow in St. Isidore Catholic Cemetery in Montgomery Center. For those who
wish, contributions in his memory may be made to help the family purchase a
monument, c/o Virginia Messier, 573 Lost Nation Road, Enosburg Falls, Vt.
05450. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s St. Albans Messenger.


WILLIAM R. SHEPARD
TEMPE, Ariz./BURLINGTON — William R. Shepard, 86, of
Green Acres Drive, Burlington, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at his
daughter’s home in Tempe, Ariz. He was born Dec. 4, 1914, in Burlington, the
son of Isador and Josephin (Wren) Shepard. He served with the 1st Infantry
Division, U.S. Army, in England during World War II, where he met his bride,
Marjorie Oliver. They were married Dec.11, 1943, in Poole, England, and lived
in Burlington the rest of their lives. Bill was a chef in resorts throughout
New England and owned a restaurant in Shelburne.He was preceded in death by
his wife, Marjorie, in 1997. Bill is survived by his daughter, JoAnne Frede
and her husband, Sid Frede and his beloved grandson, Kristofer Cole Frede of
Tempe, Ariz. A memorial service will be held June 23, 2001. at 1 p.m. in the
St. Francis Xavier Chapel, Phoenix, Ariz. A Burlington memorial service will
be held in July at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. For those who wish,
contributions may be made to the Silver Towers Camp, c/o BPOE 916, 925 North
Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401, a favorite charity of Bill’s.

June 21


RICHARD C. FLETCHER
RICHFORD — Richard C. Fletcher, 65, died Thursday,
June 21, 2001, at his home following a long illness. Funeral services will
be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home, 140 Main St.,
Richford. Interment will follow in East Berkshire Cemetery. Visiting hours
will be held Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. For those who
wish, contributions in his memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health
Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.


MAYNARD F. FULLER
JOHNSON — Maynard F. Fuller, 90, died Thursday June
21, 2001, in Genesis Eldercare, Morrisville. He was born in Moretown on May
4, 1911, the son of Floyd and Fannie (Rodgers) Fuller. Maynard is survived
by his wife, Helen; three sons and their families, Fredric, Roderick and
Michael. He is predeceased by two daughters, Sandra Lyn, in childhood, and
Susan, who leaves two children and grandchildren. Funeral services will be
held at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 23, in the Advent Christian Church,
Morrisville, with interment following in the Waterbury Center Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.


PAULITA (SMYLE)HAYES
VICTORIA Texas — Paulita (Smyle) Hayes, 78, died
in Victoria, Texas on Thursday June 21, 2001, after a long illness. She was
born in Burlington on April 27, 1923, the daughter of Walter and Elizabeth (LaVigne)
Smyle. She attended schools in Burlington and Winooski and graduated from
Winooski High School. in 1942, she married Sgt. Donald “Red” Hayes of Dover-Foxcroft,
Maine and shortly after moved to Virginia. During World War II, Don served
with the armored cavalry in Europe. After his return in 1945, the family
settled in Dover-Foxcroft and operated a dairy farm for over 20 years. Don
died in 1968. In 1980, Polly moved to Corpus Christie Texas, then to
Victoria where she remained until her death. Polly gave generously of
herself to her family over the years and will be remembered for her loving
support, her wonderful sense of humor, her “tell it like it is’ philosophy a
for her delicious cooking even when 20 or more arrived for dinner. In
addition to her parents, shwe was predeceased by her brother, Russell Smyle
of San Antonio, Texas, and her sister Elizabeth Herbert of Burlington. Polly
is survived by two sons, Paul and his wife, Janet, of Dover-Foxcroft, Fred
of Goliad, Texas, and by two daughters, Hope and Alan Dennis and Dawn and
Roger Hesketh, all of Victoria; eight grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; two sters, Shirley Flood and her husband, Dr. William,
of North Bennington, and Carol Richwagen and her husband, Jim, of
Bellingham, Wash; and a brother, Bernhardt Smyle and his wife Jacqueline, of
South Burlington. A memorial service for Polly will be held in Dover-Foxcroft
on August 2, 2001.


JOSEPH LOUIS MYERS III
BURLINGTON — Joseph L. Myers, 70, of
Proctorsville, formerly of Burlington, passed away unexpectedly Thursday,
June 21, 2001, in Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H. He was
born Dec. 11, 1930, in Colchester, the son of Joseph Myers II and Mary Alice
(Hoffmann) Myers-Chandler. He was a former resident of Brandon Training
School and participated in several Special Olympics events, receiving
numerous awards. Joe was a truly spiritual man who had a deep faith in God,
which carried him through life’s trials. His favorite verse was “”Blessed be
to God and peace and good will to you and me!” He is survived by two
brothers, Donald Wooley of Medford, Ore., and Patrick Myers of St. Albans;
two sisters, Margarite Blair of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Theresa Payea of
Colchester; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; and his special
family, Kim and David Savory a family, with whom he made his home in
Proctorsville. Besides his parents, Joe was predeceased by his twin sister,
Josephine Stevenson, on May 28, and another sister, Shirley Myers. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. in St. Joseph
Co-Cathedral with interment following in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visiting hours
are Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave.
Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Vermont Special Olympics,
8 Avenue D., Williston, Vt. 05495.


PEGGY SEDORE
CRAFTSBURY — Peggy Sedore, 71, of Craftsbury died
Thursday, June 21, 2001, at her residence following a lingering illness. She
was born Oct. 29, 1929, in New York City, the daughter of William and Hilda
(Swenson) Moore. April 15, 1950, she married Charles “”Skip” Sedore. They
made their home in Ringwood, N.J., for many years before moving to
Craftsbury in 1992. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
in Craftsbury. Survivors include her husband, Charles “”Skip” of Craftsbury;
three sons, Timothy Sedore and Diane of Wanaque, N.J., James Sedore and his
wife, Sue of Mendham, N.J., and Thomas Sedore and his wife, Lisa, of
Craftsbury; three daughters, Patricia Moore and her husband, Tom, of West
Milford, N.J., Jean Pieczarka and her husband, Roy, of Ringwood, and Betsy
Milo and her husband, Michael of Lodi, N.J.; a sister, June Moriarty of Long
Island, N.Y.; and 16 grandchildren. There are no visiting hours. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 23, at 9:30 a.m. in Our
Lady of Fatima Church in Craftsbury by the Rev. Michael Augustinowitz.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers,
contributions in her memory may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic
church, P.O. Box 496, Hardwick, Vt. 05843; United Church of Craftsbury
Common, c/o Marcy Mastin, 15 Mastin Road, Craftsbury, Vt. 05826, or Orleans
Home Health and Hospice, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vt. 05855. Arrangements
are under the direction of the Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home, Craftsbury
Common.

June 22

LEO
L. BENARD
GARDNER, Mass. — Leo L. Benard, 80, formerly of Burlington
and Essex Junction, Vt., died in Gardner on June 22, 2001. He was the
husband of the late Elizabeth H. (Boudette) Benard; father of Gene A. Benard
of Gardner, Nancy C. Tuure of Lakeland, Fla., and Caroline A. Woodbury of
Essex Junction; brother of Roger Benard and Theresa Hennesey of Florida;
brother of the late Paul, Charles and Joseph; grandfather of five; and
great-grandfather of five. He was a truck driver for 31 years and security
guard for Digital Equipment Corp. for 20 years. He was involved with many
community projects and civic organizations. Funeral services will be held
Monday, from Lamoureux-Fletcher Community Funeral Home, 105 Central St.,
Gardner, at 9 a.m., with a funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, 166 Cross
St., Gardner, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Medway.
Contributions may be made to Leo P. LaChance Center, Sub-Acute Unit, 59
Eastwood Circle, Gardner, Mass. 01440.


EDNA EVALINE BOHANNON
MORRISVILLE/STOWE — Edna Evaline Bohannon, 88, a
lifelong resident of Morrisville, passed away in Copley Manor Nursing Home
in Morrisville on Friday, June 22, 2001, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Stowe on Aug. 25, 1912, the daughter of the late Arthur and
Sarah Spaulding. Edna grew up in Stowe, one of 11 children, but at the early
age of 13 moved to Morrisville and started working at the local Novelty
Shop. Among her many work accomplishments, she was perhaps the proudest of
the 25 years that she spent as a chambermaid and housekeeper for the
Stoweflake Resort in Stowe. Nov. 17, 1930, Edna married Roy Bohannon. They
were married for 43 years until the time of his death. In addition to
raising her five children, Edna raised a grandson who lived with her for 28
years. Among her greatest joys were working in her gardens and spending time
with her family and special friends. Edna is survived by four of her
children, Larry and his wife, Carol Bohannon, of North Wolcott, Frederick
and his wife, Beatrice, of Beaverton, Ore., Victoria and her husband, David
Hoadley Sr. of Lowell, and Marie and her fiance, Jerry Leonard of Eden; 20
grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and
many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy;
her daughter, Leona Miller; her granddaughter, Lisa Cyr; seven sisters and
three brothers. Visiting hours will be held at the Stafford Funeral Home in
Stowe on Thursday, June 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held
in the Puffer Methodist Church in Morrisville at 1 p.m. with interment to
follow in Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made in her name to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the
care of the Stafford Funeral Home, Stowe.


GEORGE GILBERT HOLCOMB
SOUTH BURLINGTON — George Gilbert Holcomb of
South Burlington, who would have been 94 on July 3, died Friday, June 22,
2001, at his home. He was born July 3, 1907, in Chateaugay, N.Y., the son of
Gilbert and Mary (Maynes) Holcomb. He married Marion Salls on Nov. 22, 1974.
Mr. Holcomb had been employed for 40 years as a clerk and delivery driver
for Strong Hardware in Burlington. Following the fire at the hardware store,
he worked for the Howard Bank in its mail room. Mr. Holcomb was a dedicated
member and strong supporter of the First United Methodist Church, Odd
Fellows, Rebekahs, Encampment, LEA, Canton, LAPM and Grange. He is survived
by his wife, Marion (Salls) Holcomb of South Burlington; a daughter, Arlene
Tetreault of Burlington; a son, Richard Holcomb and his wife, Sharon, of
South Burlington; a stepson, Everett Allen and his wife, Roxie, of South
Burlington; a stepdaughter, Francine Gobbi and her husband, David, of
Florida; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and four sisters,
Dorothy, Alice, Gertrude and Myrtle. He was predeceased by a brother,
Howard. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 25, in the
First United Methodist Church in Burlington. Burial will follow in Lakeview
Cemetery in Burlington. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday,
June 24, at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


CORRECTION GEORGE G. HOLCOMB SOUTH BURLINGTON — Omitted in the June 23,
2001, obituary of George Holcomb is the following: He was predeceased by his
first wife, Lena (Blow) Holcomb in 1973; an infant son, George Jr.; his
parents, Gilbert and Mary (Maynes) Holcomb; and his brothers, William and
Howard. Among the survivors are five sisters, Marjorie Holcomb, Alice Blow,
Gertrude Newman of Maine, Dorothy McKinstry, and Myrtle Sanborn and her
husband, Elwood. He was very active in community affairs, volunteering as
selectman, sheriff, fireman, and other duties in South Burlington and
Chittenden County, and fundraisers for the Salvation Army for many years. He
was a well-known face at the Champlain Valley Fair. Dad was loved by
everyone, especially his family.


ELIZABETH PARSONS “”BETTY” LEBLANC
COLCHESTER — Elizabeth Parsons
“”Betty” LeBlanc, 71, of Colchester died unexpectedly in Fletcher Allen
Health Care on Friday, June 22, 2001. She was born in Burlington on April
13, 1930, the daughter of Harold and Irene (Collins) Parsons. Betty worked
as a bookkeeper for Vermont Mattress for 20 years and then for Provencher
Furniture for 10 years. She was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic
Church. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Donald P. LeBlanc of
Colchester; her daughter and son-in-law, Gail LeBlanc-Porter and Randy
Porter of Burlington; two granddaughters, Coleen Schnabel and her husband,
Keith, and Melissa Carey; two great-granddaughters, Jordan Elizabeth and
Katelyn Gail Schnabel; her sisters, Patricia Carty and her husband, Roland,
of Colchester, and Susan Bouchard of Burlington; her very special nieces and
nephews, Kevin, Karen, Kenneth and Kyle Carty, Kathleen Carty-Couture, Linda
Hart, Howard Bouchard III, Cassandra Bouchard, Bryan Bouchard, Brian, Lee,
and David Wrigley, Michelle Sulikowski, Linda LeBlanc, Barbara Barra, and
Richard LeBlanc; several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins; three
beloved brothers-in-law, Leonard LeBlanc of Monticello, N.Y., and Lawrence
and Larry LeBlanc, both of Burlington; a very special aunt, Florence
Parsons, and a very special uncle, James Collins, both of Colchester. Betty
enjoyed her many good friends and neighbors. She especially loved Sunday
adventures with her husband, Donald, her sister, Sue, and her best friend,
Pepi. She greatly enjoyed and loved her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. She loved fixing up her home with beautiful flowers.
She always had a pot of soup for someone who was ill. As a younger woman,
she was a great lover of fishing and hunting and enjoyed a camp in the
mountains. Betty was a quiet, private person with a very loving nature; she
will be greatly missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10
a.m. Tuesday in Holy Cross Church with interment to follow in Holy Cross
Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N.
Winooski Ave., Burlington, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who
wish may make contributions in Betty’s memory to the American Cancer Fund,
Vermont Division, 150 Kennedy Drive, South Burlington, Vt. 05403, or Holy
Cross Senior Center, 468 Church Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements
are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.


ARTHUR CLARENCE STEARNS
MIDDLEBURY — Arthur Clarence Stearns, 66,
passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 22, 2001, in Porter Medical Center in
Middlebury. He was born in North Ferrisburg on Dec. 28, 1934, a son of
Warren and Elizabeth Mary (West) Stearns. He received his education in North
Ferrisburg and Vergennes schools. Art owned and operated a small
construction firm for many years and later worked as a foreman/supervisor
for Pizzagalli Construction. He worked most recently for Carrara & Sons as a
foreman/supervisor until his retirement for health reasons in the early
1990s. He was very active in child-care law and research and was a
representative for the town of Monkton in legal research and protocol. He
was instrumental in forming the Monkton Volunteer Fire Department. He was a
member of the Catholic faith and belonged to St. Peter Catholic Church in
Vergennes and later to St. Mary Catholic Church in Middlebury. He is
survived by his daughters, April Rheaume of Starksboro, Elizabeth Stahura
and her husband, Peter, of Chittenden, and Chantel MacLochlan and her
husband, Doug, of Witherbee, N.Y.; his sons, Brian Stearns and his wife,
Lisa, of Vergennes, and Stacey Stearns and his wife, Heather, of Bristol;
four grandchildren, Timothy Warren Stearns and Ashley Megan Stearns of
Vergennes, Jack Peter Stahura of Chittenden and Jordan Scott Stearns of
Bristol; his brother, Paul Stearns and his wife, Helen, of North Ferrisburg;
his sisters, Joyce DeGray of Middlebury, Beverly Stearns of Monkton, and Pat
Lavalette and her husband, George, of Charlotte; and several nieces, nephews
and cousins. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, June 26, at 11 a.m.
in Sanderson Funeral Chapel in Middlebury. Father Peter O’Leary of St. Mary
Catholic Church will officiate. Donations may be made in Art’s memory to the
University of Vermont Anatomical Research, c/o UVM College of Medicine,
Given Building, Burlington, Vt. 05401, or the American Lung Association of
Vermont, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Sanderson Funeral
Service is in charge of arrangements.


MARGARET E. THIBAULT
STARKSBORO — Margaret E. Thibault, 74, died
Friday, June 22, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was
born April 18, 1927, in Cornwall, the daughter of Oliver and Mary (Shackett)
Menard. Margaret was a member of St. Ambrose Church in Bristol. She married
Charles Thibault on April 20, 1946. They owned and operated the Starksboro
General Store for many years. She was a member of the Bristol American
Legion Auxiliary Post 19. She was a member of the Ladies Home Demonstration
in Starksboro. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles Thibault
of Starks- boro; three children, Roger and his wife, Dawn Thibault of
Starksboro, Simone Liberio of Bristol, and Adrien and his wife, Lynn
Thibault of Starksboro; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters,
Roseanne and her husband, Adrien Thibault of Burlington, and Joyce and her
husband, Robert Starling of Florida; a brother, Robert Menard of Tennessee;
special friend Eleanor Gardner of Starksboro; and several nieces and
nephews. Margaret was predeceased by a daughter, Laure’a, in 1976. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Ambrose Church
in Bristol. Interment will be in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol.
Friends may call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Sunday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Starksboro Fire
Department, Starksboro, Vt. 05486.

June 23


DORIS MARIE EVA BABICH
WILLISTON — Doris Marie Eva Babich, 82, of St.
George Villa died peacefully Saturday, June 23, 2001, in Vermont Respite
House surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in East Barre on March 25,
1919, the daughter of the late Mederic and Eva (Gagne) Desilets. She was
married Dec. 28, 1951, in Baltimore, Md., to Julius Babich, who predeceased
her in 1974. She was employed in production with Schick Razor Co. for many
years. She was a member of St. Jude parish in Hinesburg. Though she never
had any children of her own, she loved and was loved by her many nieces and
nephews, who shall dearly miss her. She is survived by many nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and great-nephews; many friends in Williston and Hinesburg,
which include her very dear friends Nancy and Dean Woodruff and family, and
Pauline and Bunny Benoit and family. She was predeceased by three brothers,
Alfonz Desilets, Henry Desilets, and Leo Desilets; and a sister, Blanche
Bourdeau. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 26, at
11 a.m. in St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Hinesburg. Interment will
follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. For those who
wish, donations in her memory may be made to Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen
Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 2
to 6 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road,
Burlington, and on Tuesday in St. Jude parish hall in Hinesburg from 10 a.m.
until the time of the funeral.

RODNEY E. CAMPBELL
MILTON — Rodney E. Campbell, 68, of Milton died June 23, 2001, in Fletcher
Allen Health Care in Burlington. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A
complete obituary will follow in a later edition of the Free Press.
Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home.


RODNEY E. CAMPBELL
MILTON — Rodney E. Campbell, 68, of Milton died
Saturday, June 23, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington
following a short illness. Rod was born March 20, 1933, in Adamant, the son
of Roscoe and Jennie Dunham Campbell. He graduated from Burlington High
School with the Class of 1951. Rod served his country with the U.S. armed
forces during the Korean War. Sept. 29, 1956, he married Elaine Tatro in
Burlington. Mr. Campbell worked for 36 years in the banking industry. He was
first employed by the Howard National Bank and later the Merchants Bank,
from which he retired in 1989 as vice president. For several years, he was
treasurer for the Bennett C. Douglass Foundation of Burlington. During his
retirement, Rod and Elaine opened Rainbow’s Garden Floral Shop in Milton,
which they operated for 18 years. A member of Seneca Lodge 40, F&AM, Milton,
Rod also belonged to the Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. 916, in Burlington. He is
survived by his wife, Elaine of Milton; their children, Ricky James Campbell
and his wife, Diana, of Florence, and Robin Scott Campbell and his wife,
Dolores, of Essex Junction; his grandchildren, Ryan John, Ross James, and
Jesse A.; his brother, Larry Campbell of Endicott, N.Y.; and his sister,
Regina Newfield and her husband, Ronald, of Fletcher; his mother-in-law,
Lois Tatro of Burlington; his aunt, Luna Dailey of Ashland, N.H.; and his
niece, Heather Igoe, and her family; and several cousins. Rod was
predeceased by his parents; his father-in-law, James Tatro; and his
daughter-in-law, Linda Campbell. A memorial service will be held Wednesday,
June 27, at 11 a.m. in the United Church of Milton with the Rev. Jeffrey
Cornwell officiating. Burial will follow with a Masonic committal service in
Eden Corners Cemetery in Eden. A gathering will be held Wednesday, where the
family will greet friends at 10 a.m. until the hour of the service in the
church hall located on Main Street in Milton. For those who wish,
contributions may be made in Rod’s memory to Seneca Lodge 40, F&AM, c/o
Burton Riley, 1 Herrick Ave., Milton, Vt. 05468. Arrangements are by the
Minor Funeral Home, Milton.


WILLARD “”BILL” S. FLYNN JR. SOUTH BURLINGTON — Willard “”Bill” S.
Flynn Jr., 46, of South Burlington died unexpectedly Saturday, June 23, 2001,
due to injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born in Pittsfield, Mass.,
on Oct. 10, 1954, the son of the late Willard Sr. and Irene (Mulroy) Flynn.
Bill was a graduate of South Burlington High School, Class of 1972. He married
Sharon Morey in 1976. He was employed at Champlain Valley Eye Care as an
optician for the past several years and was a member of the Eagles Club in
Burlington. Bill enjoyed many hobbies such as boating, camping, and
motorcycles. Bill was a favorite among his nieces and nephews. He was a very
loving, generous and caring person, who could light up a room with his jokes
and laughter. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. He is
survived by four sisters, Joanne and her husband, Richard Wise, of South
Burlington, Judy and her husband, Mark Daigneault, of Dayville, Conn., Alison
and her husband, William Dubuque, of South Hero, and Jennifer and her husband,
Brian Graziano, of Wilton, N.H.; 10 nieces and nephews, Stephanie, Amy,
Alison, Andrew, Danielle, Katie, Justin, Erica, Chelsea and Tony; aunts,
uncles, cousins; and a very special friend, Holli Gauthier. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 27, at 10 a.m. in St. John
Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington. Interment will follow in
Resurrection Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, June 26, from 7 to
9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski


ERNEST LEE GILBERT
HINESBURG — Ernest Lee Gilbert, 43, of Hinesburg
died Saturday, June 23, 2001, as the result of an automobile accident.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and a full obituary will appear in
Wednesday’s Free Press. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain
View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.


ERNEST “”ERNIE” LEE GILBERT
HINESBURG — Ernest Lee Gilbert, 43, of
Hinesburg died Saturday, June 23, 2001, as the result of an automobile
accident with his good friend, Willard Flynn. He was born in White Plains,
N.Y. on Oct. 23, 1957, the son of Loren and Mary (Menard) Gilbert of
Hinesburg. He was a graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School Class of
1975. Ernie was a mechanic in the U.S. Air Force from 1975 to 1977. He
worked for CRW Corp. for 12 years as a mechanic and later as the store
manager. Ernie started his own company, First Choice Rentals and Sales in
1989 and sold the company to Hertz Equipment Rental in 1999. He worked for
Hertz as a region product development manager. Ernie was a member and
president of the Vermont Subcontractors Association, B.P.O.E. Lodge 916 in
Burlington, the American Legion in Vergennes and V.A.S.T. Ernie was an avid
outdoorsman and enjoyed boating, snowmobiling, hunting and golf. Ernie loved
to spend time with Linda and his children and his many close friends and
relatives. Ernie is survived by his father, Loren; his children, Daniel and
Kristina; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Kevin and Laurie Gilbert of
Moretown and Scott and Cathy Gilbert of Huntington; and by his loving
companion, Linda Poirier. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Menard
Gilbert, in 1994. He is also survived by the mother of his two children,
Gina M. Gracey Gilbert; his favorite father- and mother-in-law, Dick and
Audrey Gracey, and their family of South Burlington; nieces and nephews
Trista, Scott, Louis, Hanna, Derek, Allyson, Christopher, Ashley, Rick,
Megan, Cara Mia, Gus and Elliott. Ernie was loved by many friends and
family. He also leaves two very close friends, Scott Ireland and Thomas
Sheppard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 28,
at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in Winooski. Burial
will take place Friday June 29, at 2 p.m. in North Fairfield Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, please send donations or give your time to Habitat for
Humanity, P.O. Box 1088, Americus, Ga. 31709-1088. Visiting hours will be
held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home Mountain
View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.


SHEILA MAE GRANT
MILTON/ALBURG — Sheila Mae Grant, 51, a native of
Alburg and a resident of Milton since 1974, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, in
Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following a sudden and massive
heart attack. Sheila was born in Alburg on Jan. 28, 1950, the daughter of
the late Edward and Bernadette (Morits) Soule. She graduated from Alburg
High School and the Vermont College of Cosmetology. Sept. 4, 1970, she
married Robert Grant, who survives her. For the past several years, Sheila
was the owner and president of GWR Word and Data. In earlier years, she
worked for Vermont Public Radio and Television in Colchester and the U.S.
Immigration and Naturalization Service in St. Albans. She was a devoted Girl
Scout Troop leader in the Milton area for many years, a member of St. Anne
parish in Milton and, with her husband, shared a membership in AARP. Sheila
will always be remembered for the great love she had for her business and
grandchildren and the many crafts that she made with them. At the time of
her death, Sheila was inn the process of publishing a recipe book featuring
recipes from family and friends. In addition to her husband, Robert Grant of
Milton, Sheila leaves two daughters and their husbands, Denise and Gary Wood
Jr. and Julie and Ed Roberts, all of Georgia; her sister, Ann Marie Cottle
and her husband, Bruce, of North Chelmsford, Mass.; and her brother, Dennis
Edward Soule and his wife, Nancy of Cottageville, S.C.; her grandchildren,
Katelynn “”Katie” Wood, Gary Robert “”Joe Joe” Wood, Edward “”Eddie”
Roberts Jr., Cody James “”Code Man” Roberts, and Dallas “”Dal” Roberts,
all of Georgia; a special nephew, Jordan Cottle; and her godchild and
nephew, Jeremy Cottle, both of North Chelmsford. She was predeceased by her
father, Edward Soule, in July 1965; and her mother, Bernadette “”Bernie”
Soule, in October 1997. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89
Grand Ave., Swanton, on Thursday, June 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A
public graveside funeral service and interment will take place Saturday,
June 30, at 10 a.m. from the family lot in St. Amadeus Cemetery in Alburg.
Father Maurice U. Boucher, S.S.E., the director of St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle
La Motte, will officiate. Gifts in Sheila’s memory may be made to the
American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 150 Kennedy Drive, South
Burlington, Vt. 05403, or to the American Heart Association, Vermont
Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.


MARTINA DIANE MESSINA
STOWE — Strong winds unfurled a wide carpet of
stars as Martina rested quietly through the night, and on Saturday morning,
June 23, 2001, at 6:10 a.m., surrounded by her family and the love of her
friends, she passed very peacefully to join family and friends who had gone
before. We rejoice in the blessing of her spirited life, her incredible
capacity to love and support her family, friends and community, and in God’s
mercy for His gift of peace at her time of death. Born to Alice Penner
Messina and Frank Martin Messina on March 23, 1936, Martha Diane Messina
lived in Teaneck, N.J., attending St. Anastasia School with her sister,
Alice Marie. She graduated from the College of Notre Dame in 1957, obtaining
a B.A. in history, and went on to work in the family business, Federal
Sweets and Biscuit Co. of Clifton, N.J. In the early 1960s, she hosted
friends and family at her farmhouse in Stowe and gradually made Stowe her
full-time home. She supported her community, becoming a board member for
Vermont Children’s Aid, and was awarded the “”1997 Defies Limitations and
Exceeds Expectations” award and the “”2001 Fill These Shoes Challenge
Award.” Efforts for which she received only spiritual reward were her
unflagging support of all those around her who needed assistance. Deepest
thanks to all those in the community who, in turn, supported her wonderfully
in her time of need. There will be a Mass said by Father Dennis Breton in
St. Theresa parish in Hyde Park on Thursday, June 28, at 11 a.m. There will
be a brief outdoor ceremony in St. Joseph Cemetery, 79 Hackensack Ave.,
Hackensack, N.J., on Saturday, June 30. Please call 505-474-6430 for the
time of the service. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you send a donation on
Martina’s behalf to any one of the following three beneficiaries: Lamoille
Home Health and Hospice (888-4651), Vermont Children’s Aid (655-0006), or
Lamoille Area Cancer Network (888-4051). Local arrangements are under the
care of the Stafford Funeral Home, Stowe.

June 24

CLARA
E. DANSEREAU
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — Clara E. Dansereau of West Colonial
Drive, Winter Garden, died June 24, 2001. She was born in Burlington, Vt. She
moved to Central Florida in 1985. Mrs. Dansereau was a seamstress. She is
survived two sons, Alfred Pepin and Earl Hall, both of Milton, Vt.; two
brothers, Daniel L. Duffy Jr. of Santa Ynez, Calif., and John W. Duffy of
South Burlington, Vt.; an aunt, Sister Ruth Ready of the Sisters of Mercy,
Burlington; six grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Alfred Pipin Sr. and Roger Dansereau; her
parents, Daniel L. Duffy Sr. and Alice (Ready) Duffy; and a brother, Donald L.
Duffy. Graveside services will be held in Vermont at a later date. National
Cremation Society Beacon Chapter, Winter Park, is in charge of arrangements.


GEORGE HENRY FOSTER JR
. MORRISVILLE — George Henry Foster Jr., 51, died
at his home Sunday, June 24, 2001. He was born in Bennington on Aug. 26,
1949, and spent most of his life in Brandon. In 1993, George moved to
Lamoille County. He lived briefly in Hyde Park with the Hess family. George
had been living with Julie Plante and her family. George leaves many friends
including Julie, Isaac, Kristen, Gretchen, Jordie and Taylor. Funeral
services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the White-Fiess Funeral Home,
165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. Interment will follow in Mountain View
Cemetery.

JEAN
MARC GODBOUT
HOLLYWOOD, Fla./RICHFORD — Jean Marc Godbout, 69, died
Sunday, June 24, 2001, in Hollywood. Friends are invited to call at the Spears
Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in All Saints Catholic Church in
Richford at 2 p.m. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s St. Albans
Messenger.


GEORGE EDWARD GRAVES SR.
MONTPELIER — George Edward Graves Sr., 72, died
Sunday, June 24, 2001, at his home in Montpelier surrounded by all his family,
following a brief illness. Mr. Graves was born Dec. 24, 1928, and raised in
Waterbury, the sixth of seven children of Eric and Merle (Demas) Graves. He
attended schools in Waterbury and graduated from Waterbury High School in
1948. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol Cadets and participated in the
rescue of a plane crash survivor on Camels Hump in 1944. He served in the
Korean War form 1952 to 1954. Nov. 6, 1949, he married Janice Lorraine
Eastman, also of Waterbury, and the daughter of Nelson and Nellie (Dillingham)
Eastman. They moved to Montpelier in 1956, where he was employed by Green
Mountain Power for 10 years, the state of Vermont and IBM for 24-plus years.
He retired from IBM in March 1990. He was a master electrician and for many
years self-employed. He is survived by his wife, Janice; their seven children;
four nieces; and 16 grandchildren: Chris Edward Graves and his wife, Martha
Alexander, and their children, Eliza, Addison and Alexandra, all of Richmond;
Laurie Jean Swanson and her husband, Larry, and their children, Megan and
Derek, all of Sharon; Jay L. Graves and his wife, Denise (Doolin), and their
children, Sarah, Lindsay, Emily and Erik, all of North Montpelier; George
Edward Graves Jr. and his wife, My-Lanh (Shattuck), and their children, Coti,
Kyle and Logan, all of Montpelier; Allison Gail Leene and her children,
Patrick and Shawn, all of Montpelier; Jill Lorraine Graves of Montpelier,
Scott David Graves of Plainfield; Stacey Elizabeth (Peters) Rocque and her
husband, Stephen, and their children, Ethan and Cameron, all of Clermont,
Fla.; Jodie Rae Peters of Pleasanton, Calif.; Holly Mae Peters of Montpelier;
and Heidi Mae Peters of Montpelier. He was predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer
Lorraine Graves. He is also survived by four sisters and one brother, Barbara
Butterfield of Waterbury, Eva Breen of Northfield, Eric Graves of Burnt Hills,
N.Y., Merle Moreau of Winooski, and Alice Morrow of South Burlington; and many
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Paul
Graves of Waterbury. He was especially pleased and proud of his wife,
children, nieces and grandchildren. He loved Disney World, coin collecting and
the Boston Red Sox. He spent many years coaching Little League and Babe Ruth
in Montpelier. George was a baker while in the Army and learned to make the
lightest, most delicious sweet rolls in the world. His children remember
shuttling hot pans of rolls, during the holidays, up and down Fuller Street to
their many neighbors. “”The trick is to give the dough time to rise … you
can’t rush them,” he would say. He would tell stories for hours to his kids
and his grandkids and almost anyone he met. He loved chocolate cake with a
little peanut butter on top, and fried bologna sandwiches with a little peanut
butter on them, and corn on the cob (no peanut butter). He spent much of his
retirement traveling with his wife and sharing time with his family. Many days
were spent at the homes of his children, performing various feats of repair
magic, adding an outlet here, replacing a furnace there, cutting shingles for
a new roof. He was never too busy to help. He went out many a night to fix a
car that wouldn’t start. And he never missed a chance to turn those projects
into a lesson for the person in need, lest the situation arise again. George
shared everything he had with anyone. He was a member of Rob Morris Chapter
24, Order of the Eastern Star, in Montpelier, and Winooski Lodge 49, F&AM. In
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Graves’ memory to Central
Vermont Home Health and Hospice Inc., 600 Granger Road, Berlin, Vt. 05602. A
private funeral service will be held for the family. Visiting hours will be
held at Guare and Sons Funeral Home on School Street in Montpelier on
Wednesday, June 27, from 6 to 9 p.m.

LAURETTE JASMIN
BURLINGTON — Laurette Jasmin, 86, of Burlington died Sunday, June 24, 2001,
in Fletcher Allen Health Care. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s
Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are made by the La- Vigne Funeral Home
Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.


LAURETTE M. JASMIN
BURLINGTON/WINOOSKI — Laurette M. Jasmin, 86, a
lifelong resident of Winooski, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 24, 2001, in
Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in Winooski on Nov. 27, 1914, the
daughter of the late Oscar and Anna (Duquette) Poirier. She was educated at
St. Louis Convent in Winooski. She was married to Maurice Jasmin, who
predeceased her in 1985. Laurette worked for many years at American Woolen
Mill and retired from the University of Vermont. She was a member of L’Union
de St. Jean-Baptiste. She is survived by two daughters, Joan Vincent and her
husband, Gerard, of Calgary, Alberta, and Monica Kennedy and her husband,
William, of Holden, Mass., with whom Laurette resided for five years; six
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jeannette Barron of
Winooski and Hermine “”Gerry” Borden of Winooski; and many nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Clement Poirier. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 27, at 10 a.m. in St.
Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski with interment to follow in St.
Francis Xavier Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Home for the
Aged, 243 N. Prospect St., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by La-
Vigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.


DONALD F. LAVERY
WATERBURY — Donald F. Lavery, 55, of Blush Hill passed
away unexpectedly at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Sunday,
June 24, 2001. Born in Burlington on July 26, 1945, he was the son of Mary
(Webster) Hickory Lavery and the late Gordon Lavery. He was formerly married
to April Sweetser on Nov. 20, 1971, in Waterbury. Donald attended Waterbury
schools and served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following his
discharge from the service, Donald began working as an electrician,
receiving his master’s license. He was employed by Local 300 IBEW, working
throughout the Northeast, most recently at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power
Plant in Vernon. His memberships included the Harry N. Cutting American
Legion Post 59 of Waterbury, the Freedom of the Road Motorcycle Club, the
Harley Owners Group and the National Flag Alliance. An avid motorcycle
rider, he also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. He is survived by
his mother of Waterbury Center; his children, Amy Lavery of Waterbury,
Tammy-Jo Col- yer of Hawley, Texas, and Craig Lavery of Waterbury; his
grandchildren, Isaac Lavery and Jasmine Belizi; five sisters, Marion Spooner
of East Montpelier, Barbara Miner of Waterbury, Marilyn Richards of
Warrensburg, N.Y., Loretta Bradley of Pelton, Colo., and Margaret Baird of
Waits- field; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers,
Albert Hickory, Walter Hickory, Norman Hickory and Michael Lavery. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Andrew Catholic Church in
Waterbury on Friday at 10 a.m. with interment to follow in Holy Cross
Cemetery in Duxbury. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in
Waterbury on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Post 59,
16 Stowe St., Waterbury, Vt. 05676.


RUSSELL ORAZIO MALAVENDA
BURLINGTON — Russell Orazio Malavenda, 78, a
resident of Birchwood Terrace passed away peacefully Sunday, June 24, 2001,
in Fletcher Allen Health Care, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born
Oct. 2, 1922, in Meriden, Conn., the son of Santo and Marian (Carta)
Malavenda. He was married Aug. 21, 1953, to Catherine V. McCann, who
predeceased him in October 1999. He was predeceased by a son, Russell Gerard
Malavenda, in 1978; and his brother, John Malavenda, in 1997. Russell
Malavenda graduated from Meriden High School in 1940. At the outbreak of
World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served on board the USS Block
Island CVE-21. He flew as a ball turret gunner in TBF aircraft participating
in anti-submarine patrols and convoy escort. He was honorably discharged.
After the war, he spent time in both California and Florida before entering
a career in the automobile industry. He worked for many years in the employ
of Ford Motor Co., Checker and Volkswagen of America as part of the
corporate marketing departments. While at Volkswagen, he was responsible for
the spare tire’s being mounted on the front of the Volkswagen microbus. This
provided an inexpensive safety feature. During the 1960s, Mr. Malavenda
owned and operated Estate Motors, a Mercedes, Citroen and Triumph franchise,
in Mount Kisco, N.Y. In 1969, Mr. Malavenda came to Vermont after purchasing
the car wash on the Barre-Montpelier road. He also owned and operated the
car wash on Williston Road in South Burlington for many years before
retiring. Mr. Malavenda then relocated to Asheville, N.C., until his wife’s
passing in October 1999 He was an active member of St. Joan of Arc parish,
Mountain Care Senior Center and the VA Center in Asheville. He then returned
to Vermont to spend his remaining time in the comfort of his family. He took
great pride in spending many happy times with his only grandchild, Jack
Harrison Locker of Williston. He enjoyed warm, sunny weather, blue water
fishing and was an expert thoroughbred handicapper. He never met a chili dog
he didn’t like, and he had a particular fondness for Al’s creemies. He is
survived by a daughter, Maureen (Malavenda) Locker and her husband, Harry,
and their son, Jack Harrison Locker, of Williston; a son, Gerard Malavenda
of Burlington; a brother, Peter and his wife, Jo, of Meriden; his sister,
Joan (Malavenda) and her husband, Lou Antonini of New Rochelle, N.Y.; and
many nieces, nephews and godchildren. Visiting hours will be at Corbin and
Palmer Funeral Home in Essex Junction on Thursday, June 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.
A Mass of Chrisitian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 29, at 11 a.m.
in Holy Family Church in Essex Junction. Interment will be in Holy Family
Cemetery immediately following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family asks
that donations in Russ’ name be made to either St. Anne’s Shrine, Isle La
Motte, Vt. 05463, or Disabled American Veterans, Cold Spring, Ky. 41076.
Arrangements are under the care of the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, Essex
Junction.


MARGARET R. “”DOLLY” MALONE
EAST BOSTON, Mass./ST. ALBANS — Margaret
R. “”Dolly” Malone, 77, died peacefully Sunday, June 24, 2001, in Redstone
Villa in St. Albans, of complications associated with her long battle with
Alzheimer’s disease. With God’s mercy, she joins family and friends who have
gone before. We rejoice in the blessing of the joys she brought into our
lives. She was born Dec. 17, 1923, the daughter of Michael J. and Margaret
(Cody) Crosby. She was employed by the New Hampshire Insurance Co. in
Cambridge, Mass., for 25 years, retiring in 1990. Her survivors include her
two children and their families, son John E. “”Jack” Malone Jr. and his
wife, Jamie Malone, and grandsons Jeremy and his wife, Christina Malone, and
Liam Malone, all of St. Albans; and daughter Margaret “”Peggy” (Malone)
Bruno and her husband, Alan Bruno, and grandchildren Kelly Bruno, Kevin
Bruno and Dennis Bruno, all of Winthrop; three loving sisters, Esther
(Crosby) Condon of Belmont, Mass., Lorraine (Crosby) Chagnon of Colchester,
Conn., Patricia (Crosby) Henneberry of Framingham; her aunt, Catherine Cody
of East Boston; their families; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and
many friends whose lives she touched, both in Vermont and Massachusetts.
Special thanks are extended to the staffs of the Memories Disorder Clinic of
Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, the Champlain Valley Area Agency
on Aging, Club Respite of St. Albans, and especially to Dr. Toby Sadkin of
St. Albans and the staff of Redstone Villa, who lovingly administered to
Dolly’s needs in her decline, providing her with love, compassion and
dignity. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 29, at
10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop. Visiting hours will
be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the MaGrath Funeral Home, 325
Chelsea St., East Boston. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression
of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Association, Green
Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601, or the Champlain
Valley Area Agency on Aging, P.O. Box 158, Winooski, Vt. 05404. Arrangements
are entrusted to the MaGrath Funeral Home in East Boston and the Brady &
Levesque Funeral Home in St. Albans.

MARIE
TERESA MARTIN
WILLISTON — Marie Teresa Martin, 70, died peacefully at her
home in Williston on June 24, 2001, following an extended illness. Teresa was
born April 21, 1931, the only daughter of Leo J. and Marie D. Martin of
Burlington, who predeceased her. She is survived by her best friend and
devoted husband, Joseph F. Smyrski; five beloved children and their beautiful
families, Peter G. King of Essex and his wife, Carolyn and children Michele
and Stephen; Timothy M. King of Williston and his wife, Margaret Read and
Tim’s sons, Jordan and Whitney; Mary Ellen McGrail of Manchester, N.H., and
her son, Christopher Parizo of Atlanta, Ga.; Michael B. King of Orwell and his
wife, Linda and children Dustin and Terra; and Paul J. King of Leominster,
Mass., his wife, Anne and their children Rachel and Alexander. Teresa is also
survived by her half sister, Marilyn E. Siple of Burlington and her husband,
Samuel Siple and their children Andrew and Julie. Persons wishing to
contribute in Teresa’s honor may give to the Multiple Sclerosis Society,
Vermont Chapter, 100 Dorset St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. A memorial
service is being arranged at the convenience of the family and will be
announced at a later date.

ENDRE
G. PALOCZ
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Endre G. Palocz, 84, of South Burlington
died Sunday, June 24, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 29, 2001, at 1 p.m.
in St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington. A complete obituary
will appear in Wednesday’s Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by the
LaVigne Funeral Home, Winooski.

RHODA
M. ROBISTOW
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Rhoda M. Robistow, 86, of South Burlington
died Sunday, June 24, 2001, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington. She
was born in St. Albans on July 18, 1914, the daughter of the late William and
Florence (Delaney) Wells. For 35 years, Rhoda worked with the YMCA and at the
Grand Union Co. She was a longtime member of St. John Vianney parish. Rhoda is
survived by three daughters, Ruth DeCuir of Beaumont, Texas, Elizabeth and
Milton Yates of St. Albans, and Marilyn and James Benton of Shelburne; four
sons, James and Jean Allen of Chesapeake, Va., William Allen of Phoenix,
Ariz., Gerald Allen of South Burlington, and David and Lynda Allen of Highgate;
28 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She
was predeceased by her first husband, Leslie Allen, in 1973; her second
husband, Floyd Drew, a son, John Allen, in 1987; a grandson, Edward J. Benoit,
and her husband, Albert Robistow, in 1997. A Mass of Christian Burial will e
celebrated Thursday, July 28, at 10 a.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic
Church in South Burlington. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the
Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Road, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting
hours will be held Wednesday, July 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ready Funeral
Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


FRANCELIA “”SALLY” THURBER
COLORADO SPRINGS — Francelia “”Sally”
Thurber, 64, died June 24, 2001. She was formerly of Burlington, Vt. She was
a technical writer for TRW, worked at First National Bank, and was a court
reporter with the El Paso District Court and the District Attorney’s Office,
all in Colorado Springs. She served in the U.S. Army for two years as a WAC,
a stenographer at the Pentagon. Sally was born Sept. 9, 1936, in Newport,
Vt., the daughter of Wendel W. and Maude (Still) Thurber, who are deceased.
She is survived by a brother, Benjamin W “”Ben”; and two sisters, Elizabeth
Judy “”Liz” Thurber and Lannie Poor. Two sisters, Vicki Browne and Rachael
Wizzle, preceded her in death. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday,
June 28, in Cappadona’s Family Center, 3133 N. El Paso St. (520-1817).
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 285-A
International Circle, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80910.

June 25


SILVIO BAEZ, M.D.
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — Silvio Baez, M.D., 85, of
Colonel Greene Road died Monday, June 25, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care
in Burlington, Vt. He had been living with his son and daughter-in-law,
Ricardo and Dolores Baez, on East Parkside Terrace in Barre, Vt., since August
2000. Born July 6, 1915, in Guarambare, Paraguay, he was the son of Ricardo
and Regina Baez-Acosta. During the Chaco War (1932-1935) in Paraguay, he
served as an infantry captain, having been decorated for valor when he was
wounded. Following his army service, he received his doctorate in medicine
from the University of Asuncion in Asuncion, Paraguay, in 1942. He then
received a U.S. Government Fellowship to Cornell Medical School in New York
City in physiology research. He became an assistant professor of physiology
and anesthesiology at the New York University School of Medicine. In 1985, he
became a full professor of physiology and anesthesiology at the Albert
Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, retiring later that year. April
15, 1973, he received the Eugene M. Landis Research Award for his outstanding
contributions in microvascular research. In 1985, he was recognized for his
many years as director of Anesthesiology Research Laboratories by his
colleagues of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Albert Einstein College
of Medicine. April 14, 2000, he became a life member of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a life member of the New
York Academy of Sciences, a member of the Microcirculatory Society and the
Yorktown Heights (N.Y.) Community Association. Survivors include a daughter,
Annacleta Regina Baez of New York City; two sons, Ricardo Silvio Baez and his
wife, Dolores, of Barre, and Pedro Lorenzo Baez of Randolph, Vt.; two
grandchildren, Alexandria Elena Baez and Peter Lorenzo Baez Jr.; three
sisters, Betty Campos-Baez, Chiquita Chaux-Baez and Quillia Baez, all of
Asuncion; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Professor
Pedro Baez, and a sister, Alcira Cardenas-Baez, M.D. A service of remembrance
will be held in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, to be arranged by his
family. A service of remembrance will also be held in the Barre Universalist
Church on Sunday, July 8, at 2 p.m. There are no calling hours. Later
entombment will be in the family mausoleum with his longtime companion,
Professor Patricia Carpenter, in the Recoleta Cemetery in Asuncion.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and
Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641. Services are under the direction
of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, Vt.

IRIS A. BARKER
BURLINGTON — Iris A. Barker, 69, of Burlington died Monday, June 25, 2001,
in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in St. Albans on July 25, 1932,
the daughter of the late William and Diane (Beauregard) Coleman. Iris
enjoyed spending time with her family, and she adored her cats. She is
survived by her daughter, Gabrielle Boutin and her husband, Andrew, of Essex
Junction; two sons, Russell Barker of Burlington and Gary Kirby of Ohio; her
grandsn, Elliot Boutin; and two sisters, Carol Callihan and her husband,
Garland, of South Carolina, and Brenda Howell and her husband, Alvin, of
Texas. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at 11 a.m.
in New Mount Calvary Cemetery, Plattsburgh Avenue, Burlington. There will be
no visiting hours. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261
Shelburne Road, Burlington.


RONALD BEDARD
MILTON — Ronald Bedard, 55, died unexpectedly Monday, June
25, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following a long
illness. A complete obituary will follow in Wednesday’s Free Press.
Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.


RONALD “”JOE” BEDARD
MILTON — Ronald “”Joe” Bedard, 55, passed away
unexpectedly Monday, June 25, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington following a long illness. Joe was born April 6, 1946, in
Burlington, the son of Adelard and Ethel (Gardner) Bedard. He took great pride
in serving his country during the Vietnam war with the U.S. Navy, serving on
the USS Forrestal carrier based out of Virginia Beach. May 29, 1969, he
married Patsy Trudell in Burlington. He worked for more than 23 years at
Vermont Maple Orchards in Essex. He was very much an outdoorsman. He enjoyed
hunting, fishing and his family. He enjoyed his Dachshund, Mugsy, his pet
parrot and his cat, Spencer. In addition to his wife of more than 32 year,
Patsy, Joe is survived by his parents, Adelard and Ethel Bedard of Milton; his
grandmother, Cornelia Gardner of Burlington; his mother-in-law, Doris Trudell
of Burlington; his brother, Edward “”Buzz” Bedard and his wife, Lile of
Milton; his sisters, Linda Forgan and her husband, Clay, of Milton, Penny
DeBono and her husband, Jay, of South Hero, and Jackie Shanahan and her
husband, John, of Stamford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. Per Joe’s
request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral service at this time.
Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.

 

EMERSON J. BOUCHARD
BURLINGTON — Emerson J. Bouchard, 80, passed away Monday, June 25, 2001, in
Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Burlington on May 21, 1921, the
son of Elmer and Catherine (Gilmond) Bouchard. He served his country
honorably during World War II with the 172nd Infantry, U.S. Army, in the
South Pacific theater. Mr. Bouchard received several citations and
decorations including the Bronze Star. After his discharge, he married the
former Joyce T. Penders in Burlington in July 1946. In February 1950, he
joined the Burlington Fire Department, from where he retired in March 1976
at the rank of deputy chief. While with the department, he served as a fire
investigator and was injured in a 1959 Bank Street fire. Following his
retirement, Mr. Bouchard was employed at Digital Equipment Corp. for 10
years. He was also a licensed electrician and enjoyed cooking. He leaves his
wife of nearly 55 years, Joyce T. Bouchard of Burlington; three sons and
their wives, Bruce and Michelle Bouchard and Brian and Monique Bouchard, all
of Burlington, and Gary and Carol Bouchard of Sandown, N.H.; five grandsons;
two great-grandsons; his brother, James Bouchard of Burlington; his
brother-in-law, Albert Stone of South Burlington; and several nieces,
nephews and cousins, especially his niece, Corinne Baker. He was predeceased
by two sisters, Marline Stone and Pauline Bouchard. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Mark Church with
interment following in Resurrection Park, South Burlington. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Vermont Diabetes, 77 Hegeman
Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Elmwood-Meunier, 97 Elmwood
Ave, Burlington.


LESTER C. “”BUSTER” BROWN JR.
WILLISTON — Lester C. “”Buster” Brown
Jr., 72, died at his home Monday, June 25, 2001, following several months of
failing health. He was born in Burlington on Aug. 4, 1928, the son of the
late Lester C. Brown Sr. and Barbara (Robert) Brown. Lester was in the U.S.
Marine Corps during World War II, serving in the Asia-Pacific theater. He
married Alice Hoyt on Dec. 25, 1947, in Springfield, Mass. He was employed
by Harbor Industries. At one time, Les was the water superintendent for the
town of Williston and was the Williston representative to the Champlain
Water District for nine years. Spare time was spent reading, hunting and
fishing. He is survived by his wife, Alice of Williston; their three sons,
Gary Robert Brown of Williston, Bruce Lee Brown and his wife, Jerri, of
Williston, and Randy Mark Brown of Richmond; nine grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the
Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center on Monday, July 2, at 1 p.m.
and burial with military honors to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial
gifts may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane,
Williston, Vt. 05495. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond, is in
charge of arrangements.


ROBERT J. CHEESEMAN
JARRATT, Va./BURLINGTON — Robert J. Cheeseman, born
in Burlington Feb. 5, 1978, died unexpectedly June 25, 2001. He was 23.
Robert’s joys in life included books, working on cars, and his dog. To those
who knew and loved him, he was a bright and intelligent young man who had a
very difficult life. He is survived by his mother, Sara Cheeseman; his
brother, Chris Cheeseman; his aunt, Joan Cheeseman; and many aunts, uncles,
cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his father, John G. Cheeseman on
Nov. 17, 1999; his dog, Heidi, in April 2000; and his grandmother, Florence
W. Cheeseman, on Dec. 17, 2000. One of Robert’s favorite holidays was the
Fourth of July. In keeping with this, a celebration of his life will be held
Tuesday, July 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 41 Barley Road, Burlington. To
all who knew and loved Robert, please come join us in remembering him. We
will be having a barbecue in his memory and would like all to join. A
private graveside service will be held at the conve nience of the family. In
lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Humane
Society, Queen City Park Road, South Burlington, the Make-A-Wish Foundation,
100 Dorset St., South Burlington, Vt.; the American Cancer Society, 150
Kennedy Drive, South Burlington, Vt. 05403, or the charity of one’s choice.


JOANNA MARY GODDARD
ROBBINSDALE, Minn. — Joanna Mary Goddard, 65, died
June 25, 2001, in Robbinsdale, surrounded by her loving family. A proud
Vermonter, Joanna had moved to Minnesota in 1998 to live closer to her
daughter Sabrina. While in Minnesota, she grew to love the state, especially
the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior, which she called “”heaven on
earth. Joanna was born in Morrisville on April 10, 1936, the oldest child of
Marvin and Mary (Mould) Goddard. She and her brother John grew up in
Morrisville, Waterbury, St. Johnsbury and Essex Junction, both graduating
from Essex Junction High School in 1955. She was an accomplished pianist and
cellist, studying at the Vermont Conservatory of Music. Joanna married
George Rood in 1956. The couple had two daughters, Amy Susan and Sabrina
Mary, before divorcing in 1960. Rood, with whom she maintained a lifelong
friendship, died last year. While raising her daughters in Essex Junction,
Joanna was employed as a secretary at the University of Vermont, the Vermont
State Health Department, and the Department of Social Welfare’s Model Cities
Project (Winooski) and for four years was the assistant to the director of
the Lane Series. She enjoyed music, nature, cooking, art, her beloved pets,
and her friends and family. Family trips to Popham Beach, Maine, were a
highlight of each summer. Joanna married C. Marshall Stevens in 1977 and
lived in Burlington for the next two decades. After their divorce in 1981,
she reclaimed her maiden name. She volunteered at Meals on Wheels and the
American Red Cross. She moved to Geneva, N.Y., in 1996 to live near her
brother and sister-in-law, and in 1998 she moved to Minnesota, where she
delighted in being an active mom and gramma. Some of her happiest times were
shared with her beloved grandson A.J. in the last years of her life,
although she was battling advanced breast cancer for the past three years.
Joanna enjoyed exploring her new home and made some memorable trips to the
North Shore and Iowa with her daughters. Joanna was preceded in death by her
parents, Mary and Marvin Goddard, and by her grandson, Ethan George Sinker.
She is survived by her oldest daughter, Amy Rood Brokering and her husband
Mark of Mill Valley, Calif.; her youngest daughter Sabrina Rood-Sinker and
her husband Howard of Minneapolis, Minn.; her grandson Anthony Jacob Marvin
(A.J.) Sinker of Minneapolis; her brother, John Goddard and his wife Carmen
of Geneva, N.Y.; her nephew, Marcus Goddard and his wife Angela of
Vancouver, B.C.; and many cousins. Joanna is also survived by her daughters’
in-laws, the Brokering family of Minnesota and Japan and the Sinker family
of Florida and Illinois. Private memorial services will be held in Minnesota
and Vermont this summer with arrangements by the Cremation Society of
Minnesota. Memorial contributions may be directed to Meals on Wheels in your
community. Condolences may be addressed to Sabrina Rood-Sinker, 3714
Washburn Ave. N., Minneapolis, Minn. 55412.


ROLAND O. LAROCQUE
ALBANY — Roland O. Larocque, 78, died at his home
Monday, June 25, 2001. A veteran of World War II and retired from Ethan
Allen in Orleans, he leaves his wife, Mildred, his daughter, Deborah Locke,
and granddaughter Angela Locke, all of Albany; a brother, Clifton of Barton;
two sisters, Edna Chamberlin of Glover and Louise Scott of Kentucky; and
other extended family. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 29, at
11 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Craftsbury. Interment will
follow in the Albany Village Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9
p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Craftsbury Common.


MONSIGNOR ROBERT J. POWERS
SOUTH WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Monsignor Robert J.
Powers, 84, of Weymouth, formerly of Burlington, Vt., died June 25, 2001.
Robert John Powers was born March 8, 1917, at 36 Auckland St., Dorchester,
the son of Richard F. and Mary M. (McCarthy) Powers. He attended St.
Margaret’s Grade School and Graduated from Dorchester High School in 1935.
In 1938, he attended Boston College and in 1940 was assigned to St. Paul’s
Seminary in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and he received his bachelor of arts
from the University of Ottawa in 1943. Sept. 8, 1945, in the Cathedral of
the Immaculate Conception in Burlington. Father Powers was ordained to the
priesthood by the late Bishop Edward F. Ryan. He celebrated his first Mass
in St. William parish in Dorchester. From 1945 to 1947, he was assistant
pastor at St. Mary’s in Middlebury, Vt. He was then assigned as assistant
pastor at St. Augustine’s in Montpelier. In 1954, Father Powers became
Diocesan Director of the Propagation of the Faith and was named assistant
chancellor At this time, he also served as assistant chaplain for the Bishop
DeGoesbriand Hospital in Burlington. Father was then sent to Wilmington,
Vt., in 1959 to found a parish, Our Lady of Fatima, where he furthered his
“”education” as an engineer, architect and contractor. The new church, of
wood and stone construction, was dedicated Aug. 26, 1965. Father was pastor
of Our Lady of Fatima Church for seven years. In 1966, Father Powers
returned to Burlington to resume the directorship of the Pontifical Mission
Aid societies and serve as chaplain at the DeGoesbriand Hospital March 1,
1968, Father was appointed pastor/rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception in Burlington. Father Powers was also appointed Domestic Prelate
on April 23, 1970, vestedwith the robes of office by the Most Rev. Robert F.
Joyce, bishop of Burlington, who conferred on him the title of Reverend
Monsignor. Monsignor Powers had been an active member of the Priests Senate,
the Personnel Board, and the Deanery, and Rice Memorial High School Board.
We are grateful to Monsignor for his leadership, his spiritual guidance and
dedication to the Cathedral, especially during the challenging period
following the fire of 1972. Due to his perseverance, we saw the dedication
of the present facilities on May 26, 1977. May 20, 1979, our parish family
wished him well in his assignment as the assistant director of Notre Dame
Clergy Institute in Indiana. From 1981 to 1987, he served at St. John
Vianney Church in South Burlington, Vt. From 1987 to 1999, he served at St.
Albert the Great Church in East Weymouth. He also served for two years at
St. Patrick’s Church in Falmouth. This pas year, he lived in Allerton House
in Weymouth. He was the devoted brother of Eleanor Tully of Mashpee and
South Weymouth, Richard F. Powers Jr. of Petaluma, Calif., Paul J. Powers of
Quincy, and Marie Schoonmaker and Claire McCaul, both of South Weymouth; and
the beloved son of the late Richard F. Sr. and Mary (McCarthy) Powers. He is
also survived by many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be from the
McDonald Funeral Home in South Weymouth at 809 Main St. (Route 18 opposite
South Shore Hospital) Friday at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated in St. Francis Xavier Church in South Weymouth at 10 a.m.
Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy.
Donations may be made in Monsignor Powers’ name to the Priests Benefit Fund,
P.O. Box 489, Burlington, Mass. 05402-0489.


JEROME SPAR
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Jerome Spar, 82, of Pillsbury Manor
South died Monday, June 25, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in the
company of his daughter, Susan, and two of his caregivers. Dr. Spar was born
Oct. 7, 1918, in New York City, the son of Nathan and Celia (Meltzer) Spar.
He was married for more than 50 years to his beloved wife, Frances (Fernbach)
Spar, who died in 1995. The couple moved to Burlington from Glen Rock, N.J.,
in 1992 to be near their son, Richard and his wife, Betty, and their two
grandchildren, Matthew Thomas and Samantha Grace Spar of Grand Isle. In
addition to his son’s family, he leaves his daughter, Susan and her husband,
Richard Adams, of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; and his sister, Shirley and her
husband, Stanley Schwartz. Dr. Spar received his B.S. from City College of
New York and his M.S. and Ph.D. in meteorology from New York University. He
was a professor of meteorology, specializing in long- and short-range
weather forecasting at NYU and then at CCNY from 1946 until his retirement
in 1984 as professor emeritus. He served as research director for the U.S.
Weather Bureau, on the National Research Council of the National Academy of
Science, Goddard Institute for Space Studies and as a Fellow of the American
Meteorological Society. Among his many notable accomplishments are his
research into the patterns of radioactive fallout from atmospheric nuclear
tests, the development of global models for long- and short-range weather
prediction, and Project S.C.U.D., an early “”cloud seeding” weather
modification program. He was the author of “”Earth, Sea and Air,” “”The Way
of the Weather,” and a children’s book, “”Willy, the Story of Water.” He
was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, grandfather and friend, and
his goodness and sweetness will be deeply missed. We love you, Dad. In lieu
of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American
Parkinson’s Association, Vermont Chapter, P.O. Box 788, Milton, Vt. 05468. A
memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Home
South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


MARCEL GERARD TARTE
HIGHGATE CENTER — Marcel Gerard Tarte, 49, a
lifelong resident of this community, died Monday, June 25, 2001, in
Northwestern Medical center in St. Albans. There will be no public calling
hours. A public Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June
28, at 11 a.m. from St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Lamkin Street, Highgate
Center. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Louis Cemetery.
Following the prayers of committal, the family will receive friends at a
luncheon reception held in the Father Jean Paul Laplante Parish Center.
Gifts in Marcel’s memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box
22, Swanton, Vt. 05488. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidder
Memorial Home, Swanton.

MARY
POLING WOOD
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Mary Poling Wood of Santa Barbara,
Calif., died peacefully Monday,June 25, 2001, in the Health Center at Valle
Verde Retirement Community, after a brief illness. She was born April 24,
1912, in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the Rev. Daniel A. and Susie Poling.
She fell in love with Santa Barbara in 1971 and made it her home, then moved
from the East Beach area to Valle Verde in 1991. Previously, she lived in
Charlotte, Vt., from 1951 to 1971. She graduated in 1934 from the University
of Vermont and then earned her degree in social work from Simmons College in
Boston, Mass. She was a dedicated worker in the early family planning movement
in Connecticut and later helped start several mail order businesses, including
the Noroton Publishing Company and Garden Way. Mary was devoted to her family,
always interested in the lives of her grandchildren, remembering every
birthday and special event. She studied Spanish and worked as a volunteer in
elementary schools and other community organizations. She loved music and
weekly cribbage games with her friends. She is survived by her brother, Dr.
Daniel K. Poling of Hillsborough, N.H.; her sister, Mrs. Treva “”Billie” Roy
and her husband, Phil, of Phoenix, Ariz.; her son, Lyman Phillips Wood Jr. and
his wife, Anouk, of Paris, France; her daughter, Nancy Wood of Charlotte; six
grandchildren, Treva Burger and her husband, Bob, of Laguna Hills, Michael
Wood of Nederland, Colo., Andrew Thurber and his wife, Kit Perkins, of
Brookline, Mass., Sarah Thurber and her husband, Jeff Fuller, of Phoenix,
Emily Thurber of Charlotte, and Tracy Golden and her husband, Rick, of Salt
Lake City, Utah; four great-grandchildren, Jason, Benjamin and Lila Burger,
and Schuyler Fuller; several beloved nieces and nephews; and a dear friend,
Howard Kumin of Santa Barbara. Her parents, her brother, Clark V. Poling,
sisters Rachel, Ann and Jane Poling, and her former husband, Lyman P. Wood
Sr., predeceased her. In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcome by the
Nature Conservancy, 213 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93101, or Planned
Parenthood. At Mary’s request, there will be no funeral service, but her
friends are encouraged to celebrate her life and memory. Rejoice and be glad,
for she was a good and courageous woman.

June 26


ARLENE R. ANDERSON
HYDE PARK — Arlene R. Anderson, 78, died peacefully
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, in Copley Manor in Morrisville. She was born in
Bonesteel, S.D., on Aug. 20, 1922, the daughter of John W. and Cecile
(Waggoner) Strait. Arlene graduated from Murdo High School and Nettleton
Commercial College in Sioux Falls, S.D. She was employed as a stenographer
for Nugen and Williams Insurance Agency and later at the Sioux Falls Air
Base, where she met and married Lester W. Anderson on May 20, 1945. After
moving to Vermont in December 1945, Arlene continued to do secretarial work
part-time for the C.H. Dana Co., the Lamoille County Bank, Dr. E.B. French
and later for her close friend, Katherine Beebe. Arlene was an active member
of the Second Congregational United Church of Christ in Hyde Park and was
chairman of the committee that wrote the history of the church for its
Centennial Celebration in September 2000. Arlene was a volunteer at Copley
Hospital for a number of years, the Vermont Children’s Aid Society, and
helped with ticket sales for the Lamoille County Players from the beginning
of their first play in 1952. She was secretary of the Hyde Park Village
Improvement Association for many years. The village of Hyde Park dedicated
the 1966 Annual Report “”to Lester and Arlene Anderson, for all of the work,
time and service they have given to this community.” Arlene is survived by
her husband, Lester; two sons, Gary of Hyde Park and David and his wife,
Sherry, of Morrisville; grandsons Gregory and Matthew; a sister, Ardis
Ahrendt of Rapid City, S.D.; and a brother, Bernard Strait and his wife,
Marjory, of White River, S.D. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday, June 29, in the Second Congregational Church of Hyde Park with
interment following in the Jedidiah Hyde Cemetery. Visiting hours will be
from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St.,
Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory would be
appreciated to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, P.O. Box 38, Lake Elmore,
Vt. 05657, Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt.
05661, or the Second Congregational Church of Hyde Park, P.O. Box 216, Hyde
Park, Vt. 05655.


ROBERT B. CORLISS
ST. ALBANS — Robert B. Corliss, 87, a lifelong
resident of this area, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2001, in Verdelle
Village ECF. He was born in Swanton on Jan. 21, 1914, the son of the late
Gaylord M. and Lois (Beals) Corliss. He was an agent for Nationwide
Insurance for may years. Bob was very active in St. Paul’s United Methodist
church, where he served on numerous boards and was a member of the Phi Alpha
class. He was also lay delegate at the Annual Conference for several years.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member
of Green Mountain Post 1, American Legion. He also belonged to Franklin
Lodge 4, F&AM, Mount Sinai Temple 3, AAONMS, and other Masonic
organizations. He delivered “”Meals on Wheels” for many years. Bob was an
ardent sports fan and could be seen at most BFA events as well as those of
UVM, the Vermont Expos and some Boston Red Sox games. He loved to hike and
was a member of the Green Mountain Club, which named him “”Man of the Year”
this year for his extraordinary efforts and caring of the Long Trail. He
also had a shelter named for him on the Laraway section of the Long Trail,
which was his section to maintain. He was a director of Camp Missisquoi and
worked there for many yeas. He enjoyed cross-country skiing, snowshoeing,
the Green Mountains, and sunsets. Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth
H. Corliss of St. Albans, with whom he made his home, and Edith B. Morrison
of Reading, Mass.; nieces and nephews, Anna Lou Morrison, Susan Fiorenza,
Timothy Morrison, David Morrison, Peter Fry, Andrew Fry and Kevin Fry; a
brother-in-law, the Rev. Stanley Fry; and several cousins and grand-nieces
and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, Anita Fry,
in January 2000, and Hazel Lillian Corliss, at age 7 months. A funeral
service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul’s United Methodist
Church. The Rev. Oren Lane will officiate. Interment will follow in the
family lot in Riverside Cemetery in Swanton. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to either the Memorial Fund of St. Paul’s United
Methodist Church, 11 Church St., St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or the Green
Mountain Club, 4711 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, Vt. 05677. A
Masonic funeral service will be held Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the funeral
home. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Heald
Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans.

OSCAR
FITZ
ESSEX JUNCTION — Oscar Fitz, 91, a former longtime resident of
School Street, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, in Starr Farm Nursing Center
following several months of failing health. He was born April 17, 1910, in
Germany, the son of the late Karl and Anna (Geppert) Fitz. The family
immigrated to the United States in 1911 and settled in Maryland. Oscar moved
to Vermont in the late 1920s. He married Margaret Barrows in Burlington on
April 20, 1931. She predeceased her husband March 11, 1985. He served in the
U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1945. Oscar was employed at Val Preda Cadillac
as a master mechanic for several years before purchasing a Mobil station on
Shelburne Road in Burlington. In 1956, he moved his business to Pearl Street
in Essex Junction. Fitz’s Garage and Service Station was the first in the
state to specialize in the repair of Mercedes Benz as well as other foreign
cars. In 1975, he retired and enjoyed spending his summers with his family at
their summer home in South Hero. Oscar was a good-hearted and well-respected
member of the Essex community. A self-educated man in many areas, he was
always willing and ready to assist with any project or problem. He had a
variety of hobbies, all of which he mastered. He was a photographer, plumber
and electrician, enjoyed building and refinishing furniture, and was a
perfectionist in all of his endeavors. He had a well-equipped workshop, where
he loved to putter and invent useful tools. He also enjoyed gardening. Oscar
was a member of Community Lutheran Church of South Burlington, Essex Junction
Lions Club for many years, and B.P.O.E. 916 of Burlington. He is survived by
his two children, Thomas B. Fitz and his wife, Marilyn, of Lantana, Fla., and
Mary Kobera and her husband, John, of Colchester; six grandchildren, Michael
Fitz and his wife, Lynda, of Medford, N.Y., Cynthia Dickason and her husband,
Bill, of Lantana, Mark Fitz and his wife, Linda, of Milford, Pa., Elizabeth
Lesage of Belfast, Maine, Susan Lajeunesse and her husband, Steve, of
Colchester, Katherine Gallagher and her husband, Charles, of Cambridge;
great-grandchildren Rachel and Matthew Fitz, Korinne and Shayna Dickason and
Gabrielle Lajeunesse; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his
wife, two brothers, two sisters, and a son-in law, Albert Lesage. Funeral
services will be held Friday, June 29, 2001, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of
Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. Visiting hours
are from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of the service. Burial will take place in
Lakeview Cemetery, North Avenue, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that memorial gifts be made to Starr Farm Nursing Cent Activity Fund,
98 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vt. 05401.

NELSON WILLIAM TAYLOR
McCLELLANVILLE, S.C. — Nelson William Taylor, 87, died Tuesday, June 26,
2001, in Sandpiper Convalescent Center in Mount Pleasant. Mr. Taylor was born
in Groton, Mass., on Nov. 10, 1913, a son of the late Herbert W. Taylor and
Eva Torrey Taylor. He grew up in Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Army Air
Corps with the 8th Air Force during World War II. He attended the University
of Vermont and graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor of
science degree in forestry. Mr. Taylor was retired from the U.S. Forest
Service with the Wambaw District. He was a member of Wren’s Chapel United
Methodist Church. He was the widower of Elizabeth Harriett Blanchard Taylor,
who died in 1991. Surviving are a brother, Fred H. Taylor of South Burlington,
Vt.; two sisters, Mary T. Barnard of Amherst, Mass., and Ruth T. Seitz of
Pelham, Mass.; four nephews; two nieces; seven grandnephews; and four
grandnieces. Memorial services will be Saturday at 5 p.m. at the graveside in
Wren’s Chapel United Methodist Churchyard near McClellanville. Officiating
will be the Rev. Carol B. Grant. Inurnment will follow under the direction of
the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home, McClellanville.
June 27


ANGELINA CASERTA
STOWE — Angelina Caserta, 86, passed away in Vermont
Respite House on Wednesday, June 27, 2001. She spent her life caring for her
family, traveling the world and creating an adventure wherever she went. She
took pride in her reputation as a superb cook. Five years ago, she made
Stowe, which she always loved,her permanent home after being a regular
visitor for more than 30 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Orlando.
Survivors include two daughters, Louise Thompson and her husband, Donald, of
Stowe, and Carol Ann Fontanilles and her husband, Hank, of Pleasant Valley,
N.Y., and their two sons, Mark and John and his wife, Christine. Memorial
donations may be sent to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Road,
Williston, Vt. 05495.

LEONARD R. CHEVALIER
WEST SWANTON — Leonard R. Chevalier, 89, husband of Theresa Chevalier and
father of Joseph Chevalier of West Swanton and a lifelong Swanton resident,
died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, in Holiday House Nursing Facility in St.
Albans Town. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June
30, at 11 a.m. from the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
65 Canada St., Swanton. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends
may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, on Saturday,
beginning at 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. followed by a procession to Nativity
Church. Gifts in Leonard’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s
choice.


NORMA LOUISE FINLAY
SHELBURNE — Norma Louise Finlay, a resident of
Shelburne, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in
Burlington at age 86. She was born in Coaticook, Quebec, on Feb. 12, 1915,
the daughter of the late Harold and Irene (Pike) Edwards. Norma was the
fifth of 10 children born to them. Norma grew up in both St. Johnsbury and
Lennoxville, Quebec. Norma married Lawrence Finlay of Bishopton, Quebec, in
1938. He predeceased her May 21, 1981. Norma loved music. She trained in the
conservatory and became an accomplished pianist as a young woman. Norma also
was talented as a seamstress and made many of her own clothes. She
contributed her talents to the church, singing in the choir and serving on
the Altar Guild. Norma devoted many hours to Trinity Church in Shelburne,
where she helped supervise the creation of new altar hangings and covers for
the kneelers. She made several of them herself by hand. Norma trained in
nursing at Sherbrooke Hospital in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and received her
Registered Nurse degree in 1935. She practiced her profession until she
married Larry in 1938. They spent many wonderful and interesting years
together, living in Montreal, New York, Switzerland and Germany. Upon
retirement in 1976, they moved back to Vermont because it was always home to
them. Norma is survived by her son, Peter Finlay of Baltimore, Md.; her
sisters, Anita Lavalette of Shelburne, Georgina Doe of Carp,, Ontario, and
Frances MacHutchin and her husband, John, of Berwick, Pa.; her
sister-in-law, Thelma Edwards of Monkton; her nieces, Pat Jarvis of Essex
Junction and Elaine Bacon of Shelburne; and several other nieces, nephews,
grandnieces and grandnephews. Norma was predeceased by two brothers, Herbert
and Harold “”Joe” Edwards; and four sisters, Glendora Bowen, Pauline Bowen,
Alice Ashley and Lois Cox. A graveside memorial service will be held in the
Cremation Garden of Shelburne Cemetery on Friday, July 27, at 3:30 p.m.
Please do not send flowers. Donations may be made in Norma’s memory to the
Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier,
Vt. 05601. Shelburne Chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 209 Falls
Road, Shelburne, is in charge of arrangements.


LOUELLA CHADWICK KITTELL
ST. ALBANS — Miss Louella Chadwick Kittell,
104, a well-known, retired junior high school teacher, passed away
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at her home. She was born in Sheldon on May 22,
1897, the daughter of the late Hubbard and Lucy (Chadwick) Kittell. For many
years, she owned and operated Charlotte-Ellen Villa, a well-known local
tourist home on North Main Street. Besides her parents, she was predeceased
by two sisters, Mable and Norah Kittell. Miss Kittell was a graduate of St.
Albans High School in 1916, Swanton Teachers Training School in 1917, and
received a bachelor of science in education from the University of Vermont
in 1934. She then taught in North Calais for five years and was principal at
the Derby Line Grammar School for four years. Returning to St. Albans, she
taught at Church Street School for 41 years, retiring in 1967. In 1961, Miss
Kittell was awarded “”Woman of the Year” by the Greater St. Albans Chamber
of Commerce. She was an avid bell collector and belonged to the Adirondack
Chapter of the American Bell Association and the New England Bell
Association. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, the
Fireside Club, and Women’s Fellowship. Her other memberships include
Watchful Circle of the King’s Daughters, Welden Chapter 79, O.E.S., Robert
Morris Chapter, O.E.S., Bellevue Rebekah Lodge 26, Zeta Chapter of Delta
Gamma Society, Sheldon Cemetery Association, the “”251” Club of Vermont,
St. Albans Chamber of Commerce, and Vermont Chamber of Commerce; St. Albans
Elementary Teachers Society, Vermont Retired Teachers Association, St.
Albans Historical Society, St. Albans Garden Club and Missisquoi Valley Arts
and Crafts Inc., and was a life member of the Vermont Congress of Parents
and Teachers. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 3, at 11 a.m. in
the First Congregational Church with the pastor, Mary Beth Hutchinson,
officiating. At Miss Kittell’s request, there will be no visiting hours. A
reception for friends will be held in the church parlors immediately
following the church service. Interment will be in the family lot in Sheldon
Village Cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Louella C. Kittell Scholarship Fund, c/o
the First Congregational Church, Church Street, St. Albans. Arrangements are
by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans.

ELMER ARTHUR MATTHEWS
ESSEX — Elmer Arthur Matthews, 91, of Essex died Wednesday, June 27,
2001, in Starr Farm Nursing Home in Burlington. He was born in Danville,
Quebec, on Jan. 18, 1910, the son of William K. and Nellie (Leet) Matthews. He
moved to Vermont in 1915. Mr. Matthews married Glenna Whitton on Aug. 18,
1933. After 63 years of marriage, she passed away Nov. 15, 1996. He was a
member of Essex United Methodist Church. Three generations of his family are
still active in this church. Mr. Matthews was a farmer on Chapin Road in Essex
until a heart attack in 1995 caused him to give up his active lifestyle. One
of his greatest joys, outside of his love for his family, was the production
of high-quality maple syrup. This tradition has been carried on by his son and
grandchildren on the home farm. He is survived by four children and their
spouses, Ruth and Wesley Bristol of Essex Junction, Florence and Arthur Cheney
of Bath, N.H., Earle and Charlene Matthews of Essex, and Eleanor Matthews of
Sand Lake, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. He was predeceased by five older brothers and sisters. Funeral
services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30, in Corbin and Palmer
Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, with a graveside service at the
family plot in Mountain View Cemetery in Essex to follow. Visiting hours will
be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home in Essex
Junction. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Essex United
Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Box 8074, Essex, Vt. 05451, or to Essex Rescue
Inc., P.O. Box 124, Essex Junction, Vt. 05453-0124. The family wants to thank
the nurses, caregivers, and the entire staff of Starr Farm Nursing Home for
the wonderful, loving care given

to Elmer over the last five
and a half years that he has been there.


RITA L. MORENCY
ST. JOHNSBURY — Miss Rita L. Morency, 79, of St.
Johnsbury died in Lebanon, N.H., on Wednesday, June 27, 2001. Her brother,
the Rev. Rosario A. Morency, predeceased her in 1991. She is survived by her
sister, Miss Claire G. Morency of St. Johnsbury (95 Cross Ave. 05819); and
cousins. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Johnsbury at St. John
Church on Monday, July 2, at 11 a.m. with visitation Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
at the Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury. Memorial
contributions may be made to Good Shepherd School, P.O. Box 384, St.
Johnsbury, Vt. 05819.

JAMES
D. PARKINSON
VERGENNES — James D. Parkinson, 92, of Vergennes passed away
Thursday, June 27, 2001, while visiting his daughter and family in Oklahoma
City. Mr. Parkinson was born June 5, 1909, in Belfast, Ireland, the son of
John and Agnes (Munce) Parkinson. He came to this country with his family when
he was 4 years old. His family settled in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he attended
school and later worked as a bank teller. Aug. 30, 1933, he married Elma M.
Milham. The first few days of their marriage were spent on Long Island before
they moved with their family to her home state of Vermont in 1947. In Vermont,
he was engaged in farming and carpentry and with his wife operated the
Mountain View Nursing Home in Ferrisburg for 12 years. Jim later held
positions with Stephens Pharmacy, Senesac Ford and Gaines Real Estate. He also
served as Vergennes city clerk for several years. For many years, he and Elma
were very enthusiastic members of the Small City Steppers Square Dance Club
and the Vergennes Senior Citizens. They were longtime members of the Vergennes
United Methodist Church. From 1984 to 1999, Jim and Elma spent summers in
Vermont and winters at Holiday Park in Northport, Fla., where they
participated in many park activities. He is survived by his daughter, Marion
and her husband, Arthur Stultz, of Colchester; his son, James and his wife,
Louise, of Addison; and a daughter, Susan and her husband, William Smith, of
Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. He was predeceased by Elma, his wife of 65 years, and his
brothers, John and Robert. A service in celebration of his life will be held
Tuesday, July 3, at 11 a.m. in the Vergennes United Methodist Church on Main
Street. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes. Friends may call at
the Brown-McClay Funeral Home, 48 S. Maple St., Vergennes, on Monday, July 2,
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
the Memorial Fund of Vergennes United Methodist Church, Vergennes, Vt. 05491.


HELENE DANIS STOVER
EVANS, W. Va. — Helene Danis Stover, 67, of Evans
departed this life June 27, 2001, following an extended illness. She was born
April 1, 1934, in Burlington, Vt., a daughter of the late Donat and Beatrice
(Hebert) Danis. She retired from dietary at Cedar Ridge and Eldercare of
Ripley. She was a member and former elder of the First Presbyterian Church in
Ripley and was a member of the choir and the church women’s group. She is
survived by sons Michael (Esther) Stover of Ripley, Robert Stover of
Ravenswood, and Benny Stover of Evans; daughter Lora Mohney of Ripley;
brothers Donald (Maryann) Danis and Daniel (Sue) Danis of Burlington; sisters
Doris (Edward) Ploof and Annette (Louis) Mossey of Colchester, Vt., Val (Don)
Sicard of Essex Junction, Vt., and Nancy of DeLand, Fla.; and six
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Stover, and a
sister, Darlene Rice. Services will be Saturday, June 30, at 1 p.m. in the
First Presbyterian Church in Ripley with the Rev. William McMorran Jr.
officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens in
Cottageville. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

June 28


JOSEPH D. BESSETTE
COLCHESTER — Joseph D. Bessette, 84, a longtime
resident of Colchester, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, in Fletcher Allen
Health Care in Burlington after a short illness. He was born in Colchester
on March 27, 1917, the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Patoria) Bessette.
He attended Colchester schools. Joseph was married in 1937 to the former
Edna Gordon, who predeceased him Aug. 12, 1983. He was employed with the E.B.
& A.C. Whiting Co. in Burlington for 45 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing
and gardening. Joseph is survived by three children and their spouses,
Joseph and Joyce Bessette of Colchester, Rose and Roger Wolcott of Enosburg
Falls, and Jean and Hugh Raymond of Georgia, Vt.; four grandchildren, Mark
Abell, Lori Collins, Craig Bessette, and Carrie Raymond; three
great-grandchildren, Cory Abell, Cassie Collins, and Cody Gonzales; three
brothers, Edward Bessette of Colchester, Robert Bessette of Milton, and
Raymond Bessette and his wife, Penny, of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; three sisters,
Florence Wolcott of Milton, Elizabeth Bessette of Burlington, and Helen
Lavee of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and several nieces, nephews, and
brothers-in-law. He was predeceased by three brothers, John, George and
Victor, and two sisters, Hazel Raymond and Isabell Griffith. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 30, at 11 a.m. in Holy
Cross Catholic Church in Colchester. Interment will follow in Lakeview
Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 77
Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be Friday, June 29,
from 7 to 9 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.


JOSEPH W. EATON
MIMS, Fla. — Joseph W. Eaton, 60, of Mims died
Thursday, June 28, 2001, in Parrish Medical Center. Mr. Eaton was born in
Manchester, N.H. He came to Brevard County seven months ago from Vermont. He
was owner of Berbee Truck Salvage. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Eaton
of Mims; a son, Joseph W. Eaton of Milton, Vt.; a daughter, Vicki Koch of
West Falls, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Garland of Menifee, Calif.; an aunt,
Lillian Davis of Madison, Y.; three grandchildren; and many nieces and
nephews. North Brevard Funeral Home of Titusville, Fla., is in charge of
arrangements.


DONALD BROWN FAY
JERICHO — Donald Brown Fay, 85, a lifelong resident of
Jericho, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, in Green Mountain Nursing Home in
Colchester. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be
announced in Saturday’s Free Press. Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St.,
Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.


DONALD BROWN FAY
JERICHO — Donald Brown Fay, 85, a lifelong Jericho
resident, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, in Green Mountain Nursing Home in
Colchester following a lingering illness. He was born in Jericho on May 12,
1916, the son of the late E. Wright and Sybil (Brown) Fay. He graduated from
Jericho High School. April 11, 1942, he married A. Louise Powers in Underhill.
Donald lived on the Fay farm all his life. He was a well-known and respected
farmer. He was an active member of the Jericho community. He held many elected
offices for 47 years, representing the town of Jericho. He served four terms
as a representative in the Vermont Legislature, was the town auditor,
moderator and selectman. He served as a director in the Eastern Artificial
Insemination Cooperative and director of Production Credit. Donald was a
member of the Jericho Center Congregational Church. He is survived by his wife
of 59 years, A. Louise Fay of Jericho; their nine children, Donald P. Fay and
his wife, Dianne P. of Jericho, Mary Louise Musler and her husband, James, of
Pittsford, N.Y., Jon W. Fay of Jericho, James Michael Fay and his wife, Marie,
of Maidstone, Jeffrey B. Fay and his wife, Patricia, of Whitehall, N.Y., JoAnn
Johnson and her husband, David, of Jericho, Dan Fay and his wife, Carol, of
Fairfax, Patrick Fay and his wife, Karen, of Jericho, and Fritz Fay and his
wife, Michelle, of St. Johnsbury; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
his sister, Betty Bashaw of Underhill; his sister-in-law, Marion Fay of
Underhill; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson,
Jonathan B. Fay, and his brother, Herbert Fay. Funeral services will be held
Sunday, July 1, in the Jericho Center Congregational Church with burial to
follow in Jericho Center Cemetery. Visiting hours are Saturday, June 30, from
4 to 7 p.m. in Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. In lieu of
flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Richmond Rescue, P.O. Box 404,
Richmond, Vt. 05477; VNA Home Care, 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, Vt.
05446; or Green Mountain Nursing Home, 1102 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, Vt.
05446.


LOLA MAE HANSON
BRISTOL — Lola Mae Hanson, 76, died Thursday, June 28,
2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born July 16,
1924, in West Paris, Maine, the daughter of Asa and Laura (Hardy) Harriman.
Lola taught school in Lincoln, N.H., Bristol and Cornwall. Lola did a lot of
knitting for the Shriners Hos- pital. She was a guide at the Shelburne
Museum for several years. Lola is survived by her husband of 29 years,
William Hanson of Bristol; three children, Thomas and his wife, Bette
McKean, of Monkton, Martha and her husband, David Elliott, of Wyoming, and
Kathy Packer of Indiana; six stepchildren, Marcia and her husband, William
Dunn, of Monkton, Maureen (Sissy) Jennings of Bristol, Mary and her husband,
Bruce Cassidy, of Monkton, Marlaine and her husband, Jona Tierney, of
Starksboro, Paul and his wife, Martha Hanson, of Monkton, and Bonnie and her
husband, Raymond (Butch) Huizenga, of Monkton; nine grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; 16 stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren;
three sisters, Mary McAllister, Ruth Harriman, and Virginia Speed, all of
New Hampshire; three brothers, John Harriman of New Hampshire, Robert
Harriman of Maine, and Fred Harriman of California; and several nieces and
nephews. Lola was predeceased by two brothers, Hezzy and James Harriman.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol.
Friends may call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Sunday from
7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,
Vergennes, Vt. 05491.

GARY
W. PROVOST
COLCHESTER — Gary W. Provost, 52, of Mallard Drive,
Colchester, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington following a courageous and hard-fought battle with brain cancer.
Gary was born in Burlington on Dec. 20, 1948, the son of Arthur and Dorothy
(Sherman) Provost. He was a graduate of Burlington High School, Class of 1966.
He served his country in the Vermont Air National Guard. July 18, 1970, he
married Kathleen Smith in St. Anthony Church in Burlington. Gary was employed
at IBM for 31 years. He was a member of the Project Management Institute and
was a former adjunct professor at the University of Vermont School of
Business. He was a past member of the Colchester High School Athletic Boosters
Club and a parishioner of Holy Cross parish. Gary was an avid fisherman,
biker, woodworker, artist, badminton champion, and bocci ball enthusiast. But
the love of his life was his family. Spending time with his wife, three
daughters and grandchildren, who knew him as “”Papa,” brought him the most
joy. Even during his illness, his love, positive attitude and sense of humor
gave them all the strength to face the disease together and live every day to
its fullest. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of Colchester; his three
daughters and their spouses, Gigi and Peter Chapman of Colchester, Angela and
Shannon King of Milton, and Kristi Provost of Colchester; two grandchildren,
Alexander and Benjamin Chapman of Colchester; his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Provost
of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; a brother, Arthur of Jay; his mother-in-law, Ann Smith;
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many good
friends. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the doctors and
nurses at Massachusetts General Hospital, especially to Dr. Fred Hochberg and
Dr. E. Nino Chiocca, who fought so hard to cure him. Thanks also goes to the
staff at Fanny Allen Rehabilitation Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Monday, July 2, at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church with
interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. In lieu
of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to The American Brain
Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Suite 146, Des Plaines, Ill. 60018-4110,
or to the National Brain Tumor Foundation, 414 Thirteenth Street, Suite 700,
Oakland, Calif. 94612-2603. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 4 to 7
p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
In the time that we have been together, you have made my sun rise on so many
mornings — and I’m sure it was you who made my stars come out at night.
You’ve surprised me with the gift of hope and laughter and love, and you’ve
made me a believer in something I never used to have too much faith in; the
notion that dreams really can come true. If there are times when you look at
me and see my eyes filled with smiles and tears, it’s only because my heart is
so full of happiness and because my life is so thankful for …you.


HARLEY D. RUSHFORD SR.
FLETCHER — Harley D. Rushford Sr., 93, passed away
peacefully in his sleep Thursday, June 28, 2001, in Holiday House Nursing Home
in St. Albans. He was born in West Enosburg on Feb. 22, 1908, the son of the
late Asa and Ruby (Mercy) Rushford. He married the former Ruby Winifred Mercey.
She predeceased him March 25, 1987. He and Ruby owned and operated their own
dairy farm for many years in Franklin County. He was a wonderful father,
grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and
loved him. The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to the staff
at Holiday House, a special house Harley considered home, for their loving
care and attentions devoted to him during his stay. He is survived by two
sons, Larry Rushford of Naugatuck, Conn. and Harley Rushford Jr. of Fletcher;
a daughter, Beulah Sylvester of Swanton; many grandchildren, great-gndchildren,
and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was
predeceased by three brothers and a daughter-in-law, Dorothy “”Dot” Rushford.
Visiting hours will held at Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Sunday, July 1, from 7
to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Monday,
July 2, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin of the United Church of
Fairfax officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Binghamville
Cemetery in Fletcher. Contributions in Harley’s memory may be made to the
Vermont National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 100 Dorset St., Suite 12, South
Burlington, Vt. 05403. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176, Main
St., Fairfax.


TIMOTHY J. SHEEHAN
COLCHESTER — Timothy J. Sheehan 38, of Colchester
died unexpectedly Thursday, June 28, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington. He was born in Burlington on Sept. 25, 1962, the son of Edward
E. and Theresa (Provost) Sheehan. He was a graduate of Burlington High
School, Class of 1981. He served in the U.S. Army. Timothy was formerly
employed with Lane Press and Twincraft and recently with several area
construction companies. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping.
He is survived by a daughter, Eryn Sheehan of Florida; his parents, Edward
and Theresa Sheehan of Burlington; two sisters, Carolyn Sheehan of
Burlington and Anne Fisher and her husband, Steve, of Colchester; two
brothers, Brian Sheehan of Colchester and Patrick Sheehan and his wife,
Susan, of Burlington; nieces and nephews Jessica Duncan, Kelly Sheehan,
Jeffery Sheehan, Christina Sheehan and Jason Sheehan; and several aunts,
uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday,
July 2, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark Catholic Church in Burlington. Interment will
follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington. There will be no
visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a
charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132
Main St., Winooski.


LINDA DARLING SNOW BRANDON — Linda Darling Snow, 56, died Thursday in
Rutland Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained earlier in an
automobile accident in Brandon. Mrs. Snow was born in Middlebury on Sept. 6,
1944, the daughter of Carroll B. and Althea (Dukett) Darling. She was
graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, Class of 1962. She afterwards
attended Fisher Junior College in Boston, where she received her degree in
business administration. New England Telephone employed her from 1965 until
1979, when she took a position with the Ayrshire Breeders Association in
Brandon, where she worked until its closing. She had been in the bookkeeping
department for Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union for more than 10 years. She
was a past member of the Brandon Area Rescue Squad. She belonged to the
Brandon Congregational Church. She enjoyed quilting and had made many
beautiful quilts for family and friends. Surviving are her husband, David R.
Snow of Brandon, whom she married Dec. 21, 1964, in Brandon; two sons, Mark A.
Snow and Patrick J. Snow, both of Brandon; a brother, Edward Darling of South
Burlington; a sister, Anita Hallock of Barre; and a granddaugher, Shannon
Elizabeth Snow of Rutland. She was predeceased by a son, Matthew A. Snow, on
Oct. 25, 1985. The funeral service will be held Monday, July 2, at 10 a.m. in
the Brandon Congregational Church. The Rev. Richard White, pastor, and the
Rev. Albert “”Skip” Baltz, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, will
co-officiate. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the
church hall for a time of fellowship and reflection. A private burial will
take place at a later date in the family lot in Pine Hill Cemetery. Friends
may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Sunday, July 1,
from 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to the
Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, Vt. 05733. Arrangements are
under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home, Brandon
June 29


JEAN ABBOTT ASHLEY
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash./ MILTON — Jean Abbott Ashley
died peacefully in her sleep June 29, 2001, after a long illness. She was
surrounded by family at the time of her death. Born on Jan. 29, 1927, in
Burlington, the daughter of Fortis H. and Sarah (Chambers) Abbott, Jean was
a lifelong resident of Chittenden County. She attended Burlington schools,
where she played basketball for and graduated from Burlington High School.
After graduating from Burlington Business College (now Champlain College),
she worked for the University of Vermont Extension Service and the
Burlington Savings Bank. Feb. 1, 1947, she married Robert K. Ashley; they
made their home in South Burlington and Milton for more than 50 years. Jean
remained very involved in her community while raising her family,
volunteering for a variety of causes. She was an active member of the First
Congregational Church of Burlington. Jean returned to the work force after
her children were grown, working for Hal Benson, realtor, and then the
University of Vermont. She also worked with her husband to support his
business, Ashley Real Estate. Jean retired from the UVM School of Nursing in
1993. Friends and family were always very important to Jean; she received
enormous joy from them and loved to share stories and photos of her
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After her husband’s death,
she especially enjoyed and appreciated a close relationship with her niece
and nephew, Candy and Michael DePaul. Jean is survived by her children,
Pamela Posey and her husband, Rick, of Whidbey Island, and Judy Huestis and
her husband, Lynn, of Colchester. She also leaves her beloved granddaughter,
Sarah Posey and her husband, James Alborough, and their children; her
treasured great-grandchildren, Jasper Richard and Skye Ashley f Haines,
Alaska; and her stepgrandchildren, Carrie Huestis of Middlebury, Ryann
Huestis of Starksboro, and Howard Huestis of Colchester. In addition, she
leaves her brother, Nathan M. Abbott of South Burlington; her sister, Peggy
Dean Simmons of Milton; and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Bob,
predeceased her in January 1999. Her brothers, Harrison and Basil Abbott,
also preceded Jean in death. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, July 5,
from 6 until 8 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St.,
Burlington. A graveside service will be held in East Brookfield Cemetery in
Brookfield, on Friday, July 6, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
contributions in her memory may made to the Tlingit Park ReCreation Project
(TPRP), c/o the Haines Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 36, Haines, Alaska 99827. This
project, constructing a community-built playground for the town of Haines,
where her geat-grandchildren live, was especially dear to Jean’s heart. All
contributions will be applied to a playground component bearing a memorial
plaque in her honor. She will be deeply missed by those whose lives and
hearts she touched.

ANN
L. BROOME
ST.JOHNSBURY — Ann L. (Magoon) Broome, 56, of 604 Mount
Pisgah Road, St. Johnsbury (05819), died unexpectedly in Newark on Friday,
June 29, 2001, while taveling to camp at Island Pond. Graveside services
will be held Tuesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in St.
Johnsbury. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sayles
Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury.


ARLENE M. GILMOND
RICHFORD — Arlene M. Gilmond, 61, died Friday, June
29, 2001, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans following a brief
illness. She was born Nov. 16, 1939, in Albany, Vt., the daughter of the
late Daniel and Minnie (Poutry) Peters. She was a resident of Richford and
Berkshire most of her life and was employed at Space Research in North Troy,
Vermont Handle Co. in Richford and most recently Redstone Villa Nursing Home
in St. Albans, retiring in 1993. She is survived by three sons, Ricky Jacobs
and his wife, Debbie, George Jacobs and his wife, Jean, and Lonnie Jacobs
and his friend, Heather Flood, all of Richford; a daughter, Kim Jacobs and
her friend, Buzz Royea, of Enosburg Falls; eight grandchildren, Lisa and
Jonathan Jacobs, Amy Franklin, George IV and Tyler Jacobs, Joe’i Jacobs,
Joshua and Matthew Jacobs; five great-grandchildren, Kayla, Karly and Korey
Paquette, Mahlik and Jeremy Franklin; three stepsons and their wives, Alston
and Deborah Gilmond of Milton, Daniel and Jane Gilmond of Palm Springs,
Calif., and Jay and Barb Gilmond of Essex; two stepdaughters and their
husbands, Brenda and Geoffrey Green and Kari-Ann and Bruce Trudo, both of
Essex; several stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Irene Jewett and her husband,
Doug, of Richford, and Louise Hartman of Sheldon; several nieces and
nephews; her mother-in-law, Doris Gilmond of Ferrisburgh; two
brothers-in-law, Craig Gilmond and his wife, Chickie, and Gary Gilmond, both
of Georgia; a sister-in-law, Carmelita Kirby of Greenville, S.C.; and her
entrusted loyal friend, Showme. She was predeceased by her husband, Allston
Gilmond Jr.; her mother, Minnie Juckett,; her father, Daniel Peters; her
stepfather, Emmett Juckett; and two brothers, Walter and Stanley Peters.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Richford First
Baptist Church with Pastor Albert Willette officiating. Interment will
follow in Richford Center Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from
2 to 5 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 140 Main St., Richford. For those
who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to Richford Ambulance
Service, Main Street, Richford, Vt. 05476.

 

MARIAN NESBITT LADUE
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Marian Nesbitt Ladue of 7112 Elkson Drive, Charlotte,
died June 29, 2001, following a long illness. A memorial service to
celebrate the life of Mrs. Ladue will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3,
from St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Road, Charlotte. The
family will greet friends Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the McEwen Pineville
Chapel, 10500 Park Road and at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Marc Settin at 217
Benton Woods Drive, Matthews, immediately following the memorial service.
Mrs. Ladue was born in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of Frederick E. and
Gertrude Brang Nesbitt. She was married to Harold J. Ladue, a native of St.
Albans, Vt., where his sisters, Mrs. Noreen Corrigan and Mrs. Eleanor
Senesac, currently reside. She is survived by her husband, Harold J. Ladue
of Charlotte; her sister, Eileen Wright of Brighton, Mich; her four
children, Andrea Ladue McNairy and her husband, James, of Charlotte, Dorian
Ladue Settin and her husband, Marc, of Matthews, Garrett John Ladue of
Charlotte, and Collin Nesbitt Ladue and his wife, Susan, of Charlotte;
grandchildren Marc and Catherine Settin, Meredith and Meagan McNairy, and
Collin and Louise Ladue. Mrs. Ladue was preceded in death by two brothers,
Fredrick and William. Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Mrs.
Marian Nesbitt Ladue to Sunrise Assisted Living of South Charlotte, 5515 Rea
Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28226. Arrangements are by McEwen Funeral and
Cremation Service, Pineville Chapel (704-544-1412).


EDWARD HILL PERRY
SWANTON — Edward Hill Perry, 83, went to be with the
Lord on Friday, June 29, 2001, after a short stay in Holiday House Nursing
Home in St. Albans. Born in Winchester, Mass., on March 22, 1918, he spent his
early life in Philipsburg, Quebec. In 1940, he went overseas with the Canadian
Black Watch. Later, he transferred into the U.S. Army Signal Corps and served
in North Africa and Italy until the end of the war. June 11, 1947, Hill
married his childhood friend, Dorothy “”Bunty” Kidd. Hill owned and operated
the White Fuel Company on Lake Street for 18 years. He later served as steward
of the Owl Club, where he was a life member. He was a member of Green Mountain
Post 1, American Legion, and a former member of the St. Albans Junior Chamber
of Commerce. He was instrumental in 1960 in organizing 10-pin bowling in St.
Albans. He was a former Morse Code instructor with the Boy Scouts of America.
He spent many hours tuning and repairing pianos and loved to play the violin
and piano. He spent much of his retirement bowling, playing pocket billiards,
bridge, fishing, gardening and singing in the choir. Hill and Bunty spent
summers on Butler Island for 25 years. Hill leaves his devoted wife of 54
years, Bunty, of Swanton; his son, Greg and his wife, Kathy, of Sheldon; his
two daughters, Pamela Erb and her husband, Clinton, of Essex Junction, and
Ellen Perry of South Burlington; four grandchildren, Kyla Porter and her
husband, Steve, Shaylene and Matthew Perry, and Christopher Hadden; and two
great-grandchildren, Kate and Abraham Porter. He was predeceased by his
father, Edward Nathaniel Perry, his mother, Isabel Aitken Smith, his
stepfather, James Smith, and his beloved brother, John “”Buddy” Perry, who
died at the age of 26. Hill’s family acknowledges the kind care given to Hill
over the past few years by the Franklin County health care professionals and
caregivers as well as the many friends who helped and supported the family. A
memorial service will be held Thursday, July 5, at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church, Grand Avenue, Swanton, with the Rev. Marsha Hoecker
officiating. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in St. Paul’s
Church Cemetery in Philips- burg, Quebec. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home
Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or the American Red Cross, Northern
Vermont Chapter, P.O. Box 508, Burlington, Vt. 05402. Arrangements are by the
Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans.


CARMINE PREAVY
MILTON — Carmine Preavy, 72, formerly of 101 College
St., Burlington, beloved mother, sister and grandmother, passed into the
arms of our Lord after an extended battle with cancer, at home Friday, June
29, 2001. She was surrounded by loved ones. She was born Carmine Collins on
April 6, 1929, the daughter of the late Howard and Gertrude (Saucese)
Collins, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She married in 1948 and moved to Winooski to
make a home. Carmine raised her children while working part-time in various
capacities. Using the skills she taught herself at a young age, she returned
to the full-time work force in 1974 at what is now Fletcher Allen Health
Care as a seamstress and housekeeper, retiring in 1993. During her career,
she implemented many improvements in her department. These and many other
accomplishments at FAHC earned her an award for outstanding achievement.
ring the past few years, Carmine lived at South Square in Burlington, where
she made many new friends (particularly at the puzzle table), and was
reacquainted with old ones as well. Wherever she went in the local area, she
encountered smiling faces and kind words in return for the smiles and
kindness she offered to others. She loved being with her children and
grandchildren, finding joy in the time spent with them. She particularly
enjoyed sewing, cross-stitch, knitting and embroidery. No one can ever match
her pork pie with the best crust — bar none! — in Winooski and the
surrounding area. She taught her son-in-law to make gravy so she could rest
at Thanksgiving. Carmine will always be remembered for her strength,
integrity and quick wit. She embodied the saying that good things come in
small packages. She had a kind heart and a giving spirit, full of life and
laughter, and always had a joketo tell. She was the kind of woman you were
better off having known. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Carmine is survived by her three daughters, Jacqueline and her husband,
Walter Harris, of Milton, Pamela Collins of Aliso Viejo, Calif., and Paula
Preavy of Burlington; three grandchildren, which she adored, James Harris of
Colchester, Jonathan Harris of Milton, and Jessica Wood of Bolton; a
brother, Rodney Collins of Chazy, N.Y.; and a niece and nephew, Mary Ann
Pinko and James Pinko of Layton, Utah. She was well loved by her
sons-in-law. She was predeceased by her siblings, Owen Collins, Winona
Collins, Lola Cool, Gloria Pinko and Calvin Collins; nephews David Collins
and Stephen Collins, and special niece Dawn Marie Andrews. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of
the Immaculate Conception. Visiting hours are Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to
p.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington. In lieu
of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Champlain
Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.


AVIS MADELINE WARREN
WATERBURY — Avis Madeline Warren, 89, of Laurel
Road passed away in the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Friday,
June 29, 2001. Born in Royalton on May 24, 1912, she was the second of eight
children born to the late Benjamin H. Joy Sr. and Christie (Doubleday) Joy.
Jan. 19, 1943, she married William H. Warren in Stowe. Mr. Warren passed
away July 25, 1950. Avis was a 1933 graduate of the former Waterbury High
School and continued her education at the New England School of Theology
(later renamed Berkshire Christian College), graduating in 1939. Following
her graduation, she was a licensed preacher for the Advent Christian
Denomination for more than 55 years. Employed at the Vermont State Hospital
in Waterbury for several years, Avis later worked for Holiday Inn in
Waterbury as a housekeeper. A longtime active member of the Advent Christian
Church in Colbyville until its closing, she later attended the Waterbury
Alliance Church. In her leisure time, she enjoyed making braided rugs and
was well known for her delicious fudge. Survivors include her stepdaughter,
Beatrice Cooley of Shippensburg, Pa.; a sister, Bertha Blanchard of
Waterbury; three brothers, Maynard Joy and William Joy, both of Waterbury,
and Benjamin H. Joy Jr. of Chelsea. She was blessed with many nieces,
nephews and stepgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the
Waterbury Alliance Church in Colbyville on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with interment
to follow in West Branch Cemetery in Stowe. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Berlin Health
and Rehabilitation Center Activity Fund, 98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, Vt.
05641. Arrrangements are in the care of the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home,
Waterbury.

June 30


HARRIS E. CORLISS
CORINTH, Miss./JERICHO — Harris E. Corliss, 79, died
Saturday, June 30, 2001, in the Alcorn Care Inn in Corinth, Miss. He was
born and raised in Jericho and spent most of his adult life in Vermont. He
was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He
was a member of the American Legion and the Scottish Rites and a 50-year
Mason. He was an active member of the Vermont Right to Life. For over 20
years, he had been a volunteer at the Green Mountain Nursing Home in
Colchester. Services were held at the McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville,
Miss., on July 2, with burial in the Crossroads Cemetery. Survivors include
his wife of 47 years, Vivian; his stepdaughter, Margaret Watson, of
Portland, Ore.;his son David Corliss of Williston and his fiancee, Christine
Hurlburt, and her son Alex; two sisters, Molly Fitch of Portland, and Becky
Chamberlin of North Port, Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to the
National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1232 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.,
20037-1292.


KERN JOHN HANLEY
JEFFERSONVILLE — Kern John Hanley, 61, a lifelong
resident of Jeffersonville, passed away at his home Saturday, June 30, 2001,
after a brief illness. He was born in Burlington on Oct. 28, 1939, the son
of the late Colin “”Dick” and Audrey (Tracy) Hanley. He was a graduate of
Cambridge High School, Class of 1959. He married the former Charlene Playful
in St. Mary Church in Cambridge on June 20, 1959. Kern was well known in
Jeffersonville for more than 43 years as the barber of “”Kern’s Barber
Shop” on Main Street in Jeffersonville. He enjoyed his career and traveling
with his family over the years, but, most of all, he looked forward to the
precious moments shared with his children and grandchildren, as his family
was his pride and joy in life. The family will miss their “”Sunday
gatherings” and those special trips walking to the local candy store next
door to the barber shop, always funded by Kern. He was a loving husband,
father, grandfather and friend, who will be greatly missed by all those who
had the distinct pleasure to know and love him. He is survived by his loving
wife, Charlene (Playful) Hanley of Jeffersonville; three sons, Kent Hanley
and his wife, April, of Jeffersonville, Kevin Hanley and his wife, Lynn of
Jeffersonville, and Kirk Hanley and his wife, Rebecca, of Cambridge; a
daughter, Terrie Quidaciolu and her husband, Luke, of Charlottesville, Va.;
a brother, Kim Hanley and his wife, Joanne, of Jeffersonville; eight
grandchildren, Wayne, Kelly, Erin, Alex, Kolby, Kooper, Ryan and Ashley; two
nieces, Brenda and Debbie; and two nephews, Eric and Chad. Visiting hours
will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 3, from 5 to 8
p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Church in
Cambridge on Thursday, July 5, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Francis Prive.
Inurnment will be at a later date and at the convenience of the family in
the family lot in Jeffersonville Village Cemetery. Contributions in Kern’s
memory may be made to the Vermont Regional Cancer Center, 150 Prospect St.,
Burlington Vt. 05401; Cambridge Fire Dept., P.O. Box 231, Cambridge, Vt.
05444; or Cambridge Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 431, Cambridge, Vt. 05444.
Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

RUTH A. LEPPMAN
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Ruth A. Leppman of The Pines, 7 Aspen Drive, died
unexpectedly June 30, 2001, in Sweden, of an apparent heart attack. She was
86. Born to Roy S. and Cora (Dexter) Armstrong on July 23, 1914, in Chicago,
she spent most of her childhood in Northampton, Mass., and northern New
Jersey. She graduated from Nutley (N.J.) High School in 1932 and received a
B.A. in English from Oberlin College in 1937. She did graduate work at New
York University. She served as a secretary for various academic, social
service and Quaker organizations in Chicago and then in New Jersey. She
married Ulrich Leppman on April 11, 1941; he died in 1993. The Leppmans
raised their family in Moorestown, N.J., and in 1970 retired to South
Burlington. Ruth became active in volunteer work for Meals on Wheels, the
South Burlington Community Library, and the Ethan Allen Homestead. With her
husband, she worked with the exchange between South Burlington and Hameln,
Germany. She was a member of the Burlington Friends Meeting. She is survived
by a daughter Elizabeth of St. Cloud, Minn.; a son, John of Bellows Falls; a
brother, R. Stuart Armstrong of Yarmouth Port, Mass.; a sister Margaret
Igleheart of Greensboro; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service after the manner of Friends will be held in the First
Congregational Church in Burlington on Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent to the American Friends Service
Committee or the Ethan Allen Homestead.
HOWARD L. REIRDEN
SWANTON — Howard L. Reirden, 93, died June 30, 2001 at Our Lady of the
Meadows in Richford. He was born December 11, 1907, at Masonville, Quebec,
the son of Walter J. Reirden and Maude (Soule) Reirden of Richford, Vermont.
He graduated from Richford High School in 1928. He was employed at the
Central Vermont Railroad in Saint Albans for 18 years and the Swanton Lumber
Company for 27 years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in
Swanton, Seventy-Six Lodge No. 14, F&A.M., Central Vermont Veterans
Association and The Grandmas and Grandpas Choral Group. In 1937 he married
Alfa (Brown) Reirden who died in 1998. He is survived by a son and
daughter-in-law, David W. Reirden and Barbara M. Reirden, two grandchildren,
Todd R. and Mrs. Kristi R. Donay of Deerfield, IL. A grandson, Scott H.
Reirden died in 1981. Other survivors include; two sisters, Janet Reirden of
Richford and Mrs. Vivian R. Cesana of East Glastonbury, CT; two
sisters-in-law, Mrs. Elaine Reirden and Mrs. Marion Reirden both of
Richford; a nephew, several nieces and cousins. A Memorial Service will be
held Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 11 a.m. from the Kidder Memorial Home, 89
Grand Avenue, Swanton. The Reverend Marsha Hoecker, rector of Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church will officiate. Private interment will follow in Riverside
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to to the Misisquoi Valley
Rescue, P.O. Box 22, Swanton 05488. Arrangements are under the direction of
the Kidder Memorial Home in Swanton, Vermont
 


ANGELINA M. SHACKETT
MORRISVILLE — Angelina M. Shackett, 81, passed
away Saturday, June 30, 2001, in Copley Manor in Morrisville. She was born
in East Richford on July 30, 1919, the youngest of 11 children of Isadore
and Louisa (Shackett) Delisle. Her family moved to Morrisville when she was
4, and she was educated in Morristown schools. In March 1941, she married
Roland Shackett. He predeceased her in 1984. Angie found employment as a
skilled dressmaker. She also worked for the Lamoille Restaurant and for Dr.
and Mrs. Lincoln Jacobs. To go along with her sewing, Angie enjoyed
crocheting as well as doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Her favorite
activity was to be surrounded by her family and share in their love and
company. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Anne of
Morristown Corners; four grandsons, Lloyd and his wife, Tori, and their
daughters, Ann and Ashlea of Hyde Park, Brian and his wife, Kathy, of
Elmore, Steve and his wife, Anna, and their daughters, Kiley, Holli and
Jennifer, of Waterbury, and Dennis and his fiancee, Candace, and children
Daniel, Derrick, Megan, and Brittany, of Morrisville; a sister, Florence
Crosby of Springfield; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Delisle of White River
Junction and Pearl Benjamin of Enosburg Falls; a special friend, Erin; and
many special nieces and nephews. Angie was predeceased by brothers and
sisters Ted, William, Midda, Clifford, Louise, Eva, Florida, Isabelle and
Felix. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
July 3, in Holy Cross Church in Morrisville with interment following in
Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe. Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday
in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. In lieu of
flowers, contributions in her memory would be appreciated to either the
Vermont Division of the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier,
Vt. 05602, or Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville,
Vt. 05661.

 

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