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February 10, 2007

Burlington Free Press Obituaries 09/2000

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Obituaries

September 2000

September 2
EUCLIDE JOSEPH DUHAMEL SWANTON — Mr. Euclide Joseph Duhamel, 92, a longtime resident of the St. Albans Road, died late Saturday evening, September 2, 2000 in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Born in Saint Ignace de Stanbridge, Quebec, Canada on September 15, 1907, he was the son of the late Frederick and Sophie (Santerre) Duhamel. He attended schools in Canada, and on August 17, 1940, he was married to the former Emelia Smith, who predeceased him March 25, 1987. Mr. Duhamel owned and operated his own farm on the St. Albans road for many years. He was also well known for his roadside stand; where for several years he sold his famous strawberries, tomatoes, apples and handmade wooden furniture. He was a longtime parishioner of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Saint Edmund of Canterbury Council, 7669 in Swanton. He leaves his son, Robert J. Duhamel and his wife, Penny; a daughter, Margaret R. Capsey and her husband, Stanley, four grandchildren, Stanley and Christy Capsey Jr. , Ann Margaret Capsey, Kristy Duhamel and Stacey Duhamel; two great-grandchildren, Emily Capsey and Elizabeth Greenia all of Swanton. Also surviving is his sister, Mrs. Rita Choquette of Notre Dame de Stanbridge, Quebec and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Florabelle Duhamel of Alburg; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Roger Duhamel in 1978, and a sister, Aline Lajoie in 1998. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 8, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Canada Street, Swanton. Interment will follow in the family lot in Saint Louis Cemetery in Highgate Center. Friends may call in the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Thursday, September 7, 2000 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Mr. Duhamel’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.
September 3
SU-AN HARRINGTON BURLINGTON — Su-An Harrington, 42, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 3, 2000 in Burlington. Su-An was born July 10, 1958 in Phoenix, Ariz., the daughter of Jan and Don Harrington of Ferrisburgh. She graduated form Rice Memorial High School in 1976. She is survived by her son, Justin Votos of Ferrisburgh; her parents; two dear friends, Brian Deignan and Tuck Higgins, both of Burlington; a brother, Patrick Harrington, and his wife, Liz of Hudson, N.H.; three sisters, Michelle Smyth and her husband, Peter of West Glover, Vt., Joanna Harrington of Greenville, N.C., and Kelly Harrington of West Burke, Vt; a nephew, Marc Harrington of Hudson, N.H.; and her aunt and uncle, Karol and Bill Alves, and cousins, Shelley and Aimee, all of Gainesville, Fla. There will be a service for Su-An at the discretion of her family. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, Queen City Park Rd., South Burlington, VT 05403. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
September 4
ANTOINETTE M. DRAGON ENOSBURG/SHELDON — Antoinette M. Dragon, age 89, widow of Nelson Dragon died peacefully Monday morning, September 4, 2000 surrounded by her family. She was born in Richford July 15, 1911, the daughter of Leon & Delia (Couture) Piette. Antoinette had been a resident of Enosburg most of her life, and for the past 2 years made her home in Sheldon with her daughters. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the Ladies of St. Anne. She was also housekeeper for Reverend Gavin Maloney in Enosburg for several years. For the past 2 years she attended St. Anthony’s Church in Sheldon. She is survived by a son, Raymond Dragon and his very special friend, Laurie Chaloux of Bakersfield; three daughters and their husbands, Teresa & Allison Stanley of St. Albans, Rita and Wilfred Minckler and Rose and Ronald Longe, both of Sheldon; one brother, Omer Piette and his wife, Mable of Enosburg; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildrden; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 great-granddaughters, Jessica Little and Rosanne LaPlant; 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg, with the Rev. Gerard Leclerc & the Rev. Bernard Bechard celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Sheldon. Friends may call on the family in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg, Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to tthe Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. Spears Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
HILDA FORMAN McCLURE BURLINGTON — Hilda Forman McClure, 81, of Hayward Street, died on Monday, September 4, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Swanton on March 12, 1919, the daughter of Winfred and Agnes Forman and was married in Rutland to Charles McClure. She had worked at General Electric, IBM, and for J.C. Penney, and was a member of Christ the King Parish. Hilda is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Harold, Earle and Raymond Forman and by a sister, Leona Howard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 7, 2000 at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery in Swanton. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT 05601. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday evening form 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
EDWARD W. MEUNIER, SR. FAIRFAX — Edward Warren Meunier, Sr., age 66 passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon, September 4, 2000 in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. He was born April 7, 1934 in Colchester, the son of Edward and Helen (Warren) Meunier. He was predeceased by his father. He was a graduate of Enosburg Falls High School class of 1952, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as an army paratrooper in the Korean Conflict. He recently retired from Don-Vac Inc. of Williston, where he was employed for many years. Ed looked forward to the quiet times of camper traveling with his wife, Ardis – visiting Ariz. and other states. He was pleased to have been able to visit the great state of Alaska on three different occasions, where he would take great pleasure in the beautiful panoramic scenery. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by; his wife, Ardis (Billado) Meunier of Fairfax; mother, Helen (Warren) Meunier of Fairfax; three sons, Edward Meunier, Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Swanton, Patrick Meunier of St. Albans, Lee Meunier and his friend, Mary Pudvah of Montgomery; three daughters, Deborah Meunier of Fairfax, Sherri Meunier of Fairfax, Diana Domina and her husband, Steven of Franklin; one brother, Robert Meunier of Fairfax; one sister, Pauline Coe and her husband, Richard of Sheldon Springs; 12 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and his very special camping partner, Cody. He was also predeceased by a sister, Beverly. Visiting hours will be held in the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Thursday evening, Sept. 7, 2000 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the United Church of Fairfax, with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating, on Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the family lot in Sanderson Cners Cemetery, Fairfax. Memorial contributions may be made in Ed’s memory to the American Heart Association, VT Affiliate, Inc., 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-4688. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax.
IRA EDWARD YANDOW WILLISTON — Ira Edward Yandow, 78, died Monday September 4, 2000 at the Vermont Respite House in Williston following a lingering illness. He was born in Williston June 9, 1922, the son of the late Orville and Agnes (Lavoie) Yandow. He was a graduate of Essex Junction High School and attended Burlington Business College. During World War II, Ira served in the U.S. Army and earned the rank of Corporal. He married Nancy E. Rock on February 21, 1945 at the Cathedral in Burlington. Ira was employed by General Electric for 20 years, retiring in 1986. Ira was an avid fisherman and was particularly fond of ice fishing. He also loved deer hunting. In recent years, he enjoyed collecting and selling antiques. Ira was formerly a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Grand Isle. He was a lifetime member of D.A.V. Chapter #17 and an active member of V.F.W. Post #782 in Burlington. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy E. (Rock) Yandow; their children, Joseph E. Yandow of Essex Junction, Conni LeBlanc of Winooski, June Poulin of Montgomery Ctr.; six grandchildren, Joy Roadcap, Kyle, Neil and Leah Yandow, Marc and Andree LeBlanc and great-granddaughter, Amber Roadcap. He was prececeased by three sons, Richard, Raymond and Michael Yandow; and his brother, Orville Yandow, Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. in Holy Family Church, Essex Junction, with burial with full military honors to follow in Holy Family Cemetery. Visiting hours are Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. Memorial gifts may be made to the VT Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
September 6
MARY BALL STOWE — Mary Ball (nee O’Brien), age 67, passed away at her home in Stowe on Wednesday, September 6, 2000. She was born on January 18, 1933 in Jamaica, N.Y., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mary (Marache) and Raymond Keran O’Brien. After raising her family in River Vale, N.J., Mary Ball studied with Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler Ross, pioneer in the field of death, dying, grief, and loss. In the mid 70′s it became clear that the bereavement and loss support systems were needed in our communities. Mrs. Ball became instrumental in the formation of “”The Center for Help in Time of Loss” and was at the forefront of Hospice Care in N.J. and N.Y. “”The Center for Help in Time of Loss” is still serving those in need and their families in Bergen County, N.J. Mrs. Ball was appointed an Adjunct Professor at Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y. She worked with nurses studying for their masters degree in Psychology and was a prominent speaker and lecturer on bereavement and loss until her retirement in 1991. Upon moving to Stowe, Mrs. Ball facilitated a local grief and loss support group and conducted seminars on issues important to women. She was a volunteer for American Red Cross fund raisers and Taste of Stowe. She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Women’s Club. An avid dancer, Mrs. Ball brought ballroom dancing lessons to Stowe in the late 1990′s. She enjoyed hiking and cross country skiing, but her passion was weekly movie nights with her many friends. Mary Ball is survived by her six children. They are Mary C. Ball of Stowe, Maureen Bernard of Carmel, N.Y., Kathleen Stasio of Melbourne, Fla., Michael Ball of Carmel, Calif.; Colleen Patino of West Paterson, N.J., Suzanne Clements of Port Washington, N.Y. and nine grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Professor Keran O’Brien III of Sedona, Ariz., and Colonel Patrick O’Brien of Lake Ridge, Va. Family and friends may call in the Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe on Friday, September 8, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 9, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to a favorite charity would be appreciated.
MARGARET E. SALISBURY RICHFORD — Margaret E. Salisbury, age 87, widow of Jack C. Salisbury, died Wednesday evening, September 6, 2000 in the Verdelle Village ECF in St. Albans. She was born in Frelighsburgh, P.Q., Canada, September 28, 1912, the daughter of the late James & Robina (Cassidy) Harvey. She was a resident of Richford most of her life and a member of the Richford United Methodist Church and United Methodist Womens Club. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Colburn of Swanton; a son, Jack H. Salisbury of Glastonbury, Conn.; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, John Harvey. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Richford United Methodist Church, with pastors Kate Tobey & Mike Long officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery in Richford. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to Richford Historical Society, c/o Linda Collins, 186 South Main Street, Richford, Vt. 05476.
MARGARET A. WREDE MONTGOMERY CENTER — Margaret A. Wrede, age 67, widow of Henry Wrede, died Wednesday morning, September 6, 2000 at her home surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness. She was born April 11, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Henry and Frances (Wolfe) Elsasser. Marge’s two greatest passions were her grandchildren and her friends in the community. Always available to spend time with children, “”Omie’s” gift of friendship touched all she came in contact with. She is survived by 2 sons, Roy Rede of Los Angeles, Calif., and Russell Wrede and his wife, Joanne of Lisbon Falls, Maine; 1 daughter and her husband, Tracey and David Brown of Montgomery, Vt.; 1 sister, Frances Elsasser of Apache Jct., Ariz.; 4 grandchildren, Maxwell, Andrea & Taylor Wrede and Leah Brown. In keeping with Marge’s wishes, she will be cremated. Marge’s celebration of life will be held at Pratt Hall in Montgomery Village, at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon Sept. 10, 2000. 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, or volunteer your time at your local elementary school. Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls is in charge of arrangements.
September 7
ANNA C. ALDRICH HOWARD UNDERHILL, VT./DAVENPORT, FLA. — Anna C. Aldrich Howard, 94, of Davenport, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at her home in Fla. Ann was born in Greensburg, Pa., on Feb. 24, 1906, the daughter of Edward and Lyda (Black) Caldwell. She was a member of the United Church of Underhill. She was married to Montague Howard, Jr., who predeceased her in 1977. Ann received her education in Greensburg, Pa., graduating from Greensburg High School in 1924. She attended Indiana State Teachers College, where she received her teaching degree. Ann began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Bortz, Pa. She later taught in Export, Pa., for 10 years. Ann married Harold E. Aldrich in 1935, and they resided in Buffalo, N.Y., where they started their family. The family was transferred to Burlington, Vt. in 1943. Ann became widowed in 1948, and resumed her teaching career as first and second grade teacher at Underhill I.D. for 24 years, retiring in 1972. Ann was active in many religious and civic organizations. She was presently a member of Mary C. Burdick Chapter #6, Bethany Chapter #71, Order of the Eastern Star and King’s Daughters. Ann was a former member of Jeri-Hill Home Dem, XYZ Senior Citizens, Retired Teachers Association, Athena Club and Business and Professional Women’s Organization. Ann was a volunteer for Jericho Historical Society for the Old Mill, Meals on Wheels and many church committees. Ann enjoyed her many travels. She traveled to Europe and the Holy Lands, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and much of the Continental United States and Canada. Ann will be remembered for her love and willingness to share herself with so many others. In addition to those, Ann is survived by her five children and four stepchildren, Joanne (Aldrich) Malloy of Davenport, Fla., Ross and Dorothy Aldrich of Ithaca, N.Y., Bobby and Donna Aldrich of Colchester, Jerry and Sally Aldrich of Underhill, Jack and Connie Aldrich of Jeffersonville, Donald and Sherry Howard of Virginia Beach, Va., Ann (Howard) and John Schillhammer of South Burlington, Jack Howard of Hardwick, and Susan (Howard) and Greg Hooper of Underhill; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and three nieces, a nephew, and a cousin from Greenburg, Pa. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2000, in the Underhill Flats Cemetery, Park Street, Underhill, Vt. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Greater Burlington YMCA, Attention: Scholarship Fund, 266 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington, in charge of arrangements.
September 8
WILBUR N. (”Bing”) BINGHAM SOUTH BURLINGTON — Wilbur N. (Bing) Bingham, 90, passed away suddenly on Sept. 8, 2000 at his summer residence in Burlington. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Myrtle. He is survived by his daughters, Caral Roseberry, (Harry), and Joyce Meder, (Robert), and 6 grandchildren, Stacey Roseberry, Suzanne Perkins (Andrew), Scott Meder, (Lisa), and children Lindsey and Alex, Dale Meder, (Karen), and children Lauren and Emily, Kristen Haynes (Doug), and children Katelyn, Haley and Dakota, Glenn Meder (Jodi) and his daughter Ashley and her mother Melissa. ”Bing” was born in Bristol on July 26, 1910 and spent his childhood years in Hardwick where he met his future wife Myrtle while attending first grade. Following high school, Bing attended Colgate University in Hamilton New York and graduated in 1933. He began a 37 year career with Dun and Bradstreet in New York, where he remained until retirement in 1970. Bing began his career as a reporter and held a variety of positions including legal liason, Corporate Secretary and finally served as Vice President. Upon retirement, Bing & Myrtle moved back to their beloved Vermont and built a home overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. During retirement Bing enjoyed golf and fly fishing at the Lake Mansfield Trout Club in Stowe. In 1982, he and Myrtle moved to Tucson but continued to return to Vermont to enjoy the summer and the beautiful fall colors. He was gentle, caring soul who lived his life in a way that all who knew him aspire to. He was greatly loved and respected and will be missed by all who knew him. A private family memorial and internment will be held the end of October. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation, Colgate University Scholarship Fund or the charity of your choice.
ROSEANNA LABELLE JOY OLD SAYBROOK, CONN. — Roseanna Labelle Joy, age 70 of Old Saybrook, Conn., died Friday, September 8, 2000 at her home. She was the wife of the late Robert Joy, and the daughter of the late Charles and Luminia (Favreau) Labelle. She was born November 3, 1929 in St. Albans, Vt. Mrs. Joy is survived by 3 sons, Lyman Desso and his wife, Linda, of East Hampton, Conn., Clifford Desso of Troy, Vt., and Clement Desso and his wife, Barbara of St. Albans, Vt.; 3 daughters, Marie Gill of Putney, Vt., Rebecca Fuller and her husband, Joel of Marlborough, Conn., and Barbara McNaughton and her husband, David of Salem, Conn. She is also survived by a sister, Bernadette Goodrich and her husband, Robert of South Burlington, Vt.; 3 stepchildren, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in Fountain Hill Cemetery, 57 High Street, Deep River, Conn. There will be no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to the Old Saybrook Ambulance Association Service, 316 Main Street, Old Saybrook, Conn. 06475, or to the Middlesex Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice Home Health Care, 144 East Main Street, Clinton, Conn. 06413. Swan Funeral Home, Inc. of Old Saybrook, Conn. in charge of arrangements.
ROBERT W. KILLORAN ESSEX JUNCTION/DESTIN, FLA. — Robert W. Killoran, age 89, a lifelong resident of Essex Junction, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2000. For the last 10 years, Robert had lived with his son, John and his daughter-in-law, Linda in Destin, Fla. Robert proudly served his country as a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II. He enjoyed flying, fishing, hunting, and was an amateur radio operator. He was employed by Green Mountain Power, until the Moran Generating Station opened in Burlington, where he became on of the first watch engineers. Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy Harrington Killoran; two brothers, Joseph and Phillip; and sister, Winifred Killoran Birchard. According to his wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes will be placed in the family lot in the Fairview Cemetery in Essex Junction.
MARIE REEVES MURPHY SYRACUSE, N.Y./WINOOSKI — Marie Reeves Murphy, 84, formerly of Winooski died on September 8, 2000. Mrs. Murphy lived in Pittsfield, Massachusetts for 25 years and Winooski for 55 years before moving to Syracuse, New York in 1997. She was a former communicant of St. Stephen’s Church in Winooski. Mrs. Murphy was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Murphy in 1984. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dr. Edward F. Murphy, former professor at St. Michael’s College in Colchester; three daughters, Frances Rork of Davenport, Iowa; Catherine Arbital and Mary Stash, both of Syracuse, N.Y.; two sons, Edward Murphy II of Winooski and David Murphy of Voorhees, New Jersey; and 12 grandchildren; Heather, Brigid, Seanan and Amber Rork; Shannon, Meaghan and Alexander Arbital; Jason, Joshua and Zachary Stash; Eavan and Daniel Murphy. Mrs. Murphy is buried at Merrill Cemetery, Colchester across from St. Michael’s College. Contributions may be made to St. Michael’s College ScholarshipFund, 1 Winooski Park, Colchester, VT., in honor of Marie R. Murphy.
DONALD RICHARD REYNOLDS, JR. PARK CITY, UTAH — Donald Richard Reynolds, Jr., age 37, passed away in a one-car accident outside Vernal, Utah on Friday, September 8, 2000 on the way to his annual hunting trip to Colo. Don was born on June 28, 1963 in Burlington, Vt. the son of Donald and Sally (Safford) Reynolds. He grew up in Jeffersonville, and graduated from Lamoille Union High School in 1981, where he was named Athlete of the Year for excellence in soccer, baseball and basketball. During his early years in Vt., hunting and fishing with his father and family and friends, Don began his lifelong love of the outdoors. He was an avid rifle and bow hunter, fisherman, and golfer. He was a sponsor member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Don moved to Utah in 1984. He married Anne Voye on May 9, 1987 in Park City, Utah. Together they welcomed their two beautiful daughters, Melissa and Heather, into the world. Don was devoted to his family, and took great joy in his daughters’ companionship and great pride in their accomplishments. Don is survived by his wife, Ann Voye Reynolds of Park City, Utah; his daughters, Melissa and Heather, also of Park City; his mother, Sally (Safford) Reynolds of Jeffersonville, Vt.; his grandmother, Dorothy Reynolds, also of Jeffersonville; and his brother, Doug and his wife, Connie and their children, Taylor and James of Westford, Vt.; and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased earlier this year by his beloved father, Donald Reynolds, and previously by his maternal grandparents, John and Esther Safford and his paternal grandfather, Edison. Don will be deeply missed by everyone at the Wasatch Brew Pub in Park City, Utah, where he has worked since they opened their doors in 1989, first as kitchen manager, and then as general manager for the past 8 years. He was greatly respected and loved by everyone at the Brew Pub for his loyalty and fairness. He was a hard worker, who took great pride in his work. Prior to joining the Brew Pub, Don, an accomplished self-taught chef, was Chef at the Rustler Lodge in Alta, Utah and at Car 19 in Park City, Utah. Don also leaves behind many friends who loved him dearly. He had a good heart and always a kind word for everyone. He was always a pleasure to be with. We will miss his gentle humor, his venison stew, his unusual but deadly golf swing and his many kindnesses. Here’s to you, buddy. Godspeed. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 in the Park City, Utah Community Church. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, September 14, 2000 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax, VT 05454. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. in the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville, Vt. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Donald Reynolds, Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Linda St. Cyr, Lamoille Union High School, 736 VT. Route 15 West, Hyde Park, Vt. 05655. Each year the Fund will award a scholarship in Don’s name to the school’s Sportsman of the Year. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax.
September 9
JACQUELINE C. BAKER MORRISVILLE — Jacqueline C. Baker, 57, died Saturday, September 9, 2000 in Genesis Eldercare, Morrisville, following a long illness. She was born in Morrisville on September 24, 1942, the daughter of Ernest and Isabelle (Grasette) Brown. Jackie married Delbert H. Baker on December 31, 1986. He predeceased her in July of 1995. Jackie had been employed by Concord Manufacturing for most of her working career, with her last few years being completed at the Johnson Woolen Mills. She was just presented her Life Membership of the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post 9653, Morrisville. In her free time, Jackie enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She is survived by her son, Delbert Ernest Baker; her sister, Norma Jean Lockamy of Morrisville; a nephew, Clayton Lockamy and a niece, Alison Parkhurst; and several cousins. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday September 26th at 1 p.m. in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville. For those who wish to remember Jackie, contributions in her memory would be appreciated to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
JOAQUINA RUTH BARNES COLCHESTER — Joaquina “”Jackie” Barnes, 68, of Colchester, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born Joaquina Brown in Lyndonville on January 16, 1932, the daughter of the late Norris and Ellen (Bedell) Brown. Jackie was employed with the Essex Junction Recreation Department as an administrative assistant for over 19 years, and was previously employed with Finast Supermarket on Williston Road in South Burlington. She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Burlington. She is survived by her four sons, Gary David Barnes and his wife, Terry, of Essex Junction, Randy Robert Barnes of Essex Junction, Joel Thomas Barnes and his wife, Tina, of Colchester, and Robbin Dean Barnes of Colchester; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Erik, Gary II, Daniel, Cody, Joel, and Alexander; one sister, Ethelyn Power of Tucson, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, including a special niece, Dale Reed of Wash. She also leaves some very special friends with whom she loved to travel, play cards, and just have fun. They are Bonnie Maietta of Burlington, Jean Dastalto of Winooski, and Gloria Moody of South Burlington. Jackie was a well-known and loved member of the Chittenden County community, especially in the Essex Junction community, where she served the public for many years. She was a tenacious employee, and a died-in-the-wool “”People Person”, she was intrigued by meeting new people, and was always a great person to talk to. She was devoted to her family to a fault, and was a kind-hearted, generous person by nature. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. A service celebrating her life will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. in the Mountain View Cemetery in Waterville, Vt. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of VT, 100 Dorset Street, #13, South Burlington, VT 05403. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
ELAINE H. BOURGEOIS PERU, N.Y. — Elaine H. Bourgeois, 72, of McIntosh Street, Peru, N.Y. died Saturday, September 9, 2000 in the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, N.Y.. She was born in Alburg, Vt. March 12, 1928, the daughter of the late Carol and Ellen (Surprise) Searles. Elaine graduated from Alburg High School in 1947. She married LeoPaul C. Bourgeois, August 25, 1951, in Alburg, Vt. She was a communicant of St. Augustine’s Church in Peru, N.Y., and summer member of St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte, Vt. and a member of the Peru Senior Citizens Center. She volunteered in all aspects of Peru, N.Y. and Alburg, Vt. She enjoyed indoor flowers, and cooking. Survivors include her husband, LeoPaul, of Peru, N.Y.; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Gary Wheelock of Colchester, Vt.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas A. and Jane Bourgeois of Rutland, Vt., Timothy Paul and Kay Bourgeois of Winooski, Vt. and Christopher and Vanessa Bourgeois of Bloomingdale; one sister and brother-in-law, Glennis and Carl Mumley of Vt.; one brother, Rev. Wendell Searles of Burlington, Vt.; six grandchildren, Sara and Kyle, Lydia and Lindsey, and Jason and Danielle; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Lester E. Thew Funeral Home in Peru, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Augustine’s Church in Peru, with the Rev. Wendell Searles, Elaine’s brother, celebrating, and the Rev. Francis White, of St. Philip Neri Church in Westport and the Rev. William Reamer, Chaplain at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh con-celebrating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Augustine’s Church Building Fund, the Peru Community Church Restoration Fund, or St. Anne’s Shrine.
JAMES HENRY “”JAMIE” DOW MIDDLEBURY — James Henry “”Jamie” Dow, age 45, passed away in Helen Porter Nursing Home on Sept. 9, 2000. He was born June 14, 1955 in Middlebury, the son of Percy and Ruth (Turner) Dow. He was a graduate of Middlebury Union High School. He was employed as a chef at Middlebury College from 1973-1989. He married Judy Jordan on June 8, 1974 in the United Methodist Church. James was a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He enjoyed hunting, nature, fly fishing and fly tying. He had created his own fly fishing pole. He is survived by his wife, Judy Dow; his parents, Percy and Ruth Dow; his sons, Paul and Jonathan Dow; his daughter, Julie Dow and her companion, Earl Bennett; his brother, Stephen Dow and his wife, Elizabeth; his sisters, Cynthia Dow of Burlington and Mary Dow of Salisbury; and his loving extended family. A Celebration of Life will be hd on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. in Middlebury United Methodist Church. Officiant will be the Reverend Richard Neal. Following the service, the family will receive friends at a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 100 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403. Sanderson Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.
PAULINE M. NADEAU SINCLAIRVILLE, N.Y./MILTON, VT. — Pauline M. Nadeau, 58, of 5729 Route 380, Sinclairville, N.Y., died Saturday, September 9, 2000 in Sister of Charity Hospital in Buffalo. She was born in Burlington on September 18, 1941, the daughter of the late Russell and Yvonne (Juaire) Ward. Mrs. Nadeau attended Burlington High School and the Vermont College of Cosmetology in Burlington. She maintained a cosmetology license for 20 years, and was a past manager and pharmacy technician for City Drug stores in South Burlington. A past president of the Altar Society of St. Ann’s Church in Milton, she also had belonged to the Vermont Cursillo and the Vermont Marriage Encounter. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Dunkirk, N.Y., and Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Cassadaga, N.Y. Survivors include her husband, Deacon Thomas D. Nadeau, whom she married November 26, 1964; two sons, Mark T. Nadeau and Matthew T. Nadeau, both of Milton; a sister, Mary Ann Blanchard of Burlington; four brothers, Richard Ward of South Buffalo, N.Y., Wayne Ward of Maine, Larry Ward of Fla., and Roland Ward of Burlington; three grandchildren, Mark, Sarah, and Mary Ann Blanchard of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2000 in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Milton. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, VT Division, 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT 05601. Visiting hours will be on Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with a prayer service at 8:30 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, Inc., 132 Main Street, Winooski, VT.
ALMA F. SHERWIN ORMOND BEACH, FLA./BRISTOL — Alma F. Sherwin passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2000 at her home in Fla. She was born in Bristol on December 6, 1908, the daughter of Susan (Smith) and George Farr. Alma graduated from Bristol High School and the University of Vermont. She was the Addison County Superior Court Clerk for 30 years, retiring in 1981. Surviving Alma are her son, Paul and his wife, Polly; and four grandchildren, whom she raised as her own children: Arnell, Scot, Jeff, Cindy; and their children, Benjamin, Amie, Delaney, Spencer, Adam, Nick, Hannah, and Curtis. Also surviving are three grandsons: David, John, Eric and their children, Paul, Roger, Emily, Bailey, and Carley; niece Jeanne Queale and cousin, Sheila Lathrop. A graveside memorial service will be held in the Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol on Friday, Sept. 22, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the Vermont Association of the Blind, 37 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, VT 05401, or Addison County Hospice, Route 7, New Haven, VT 05472.
September 10
REV. MICHAEL KERWIN MADDEN WARREN — The
Rev. Michael Kerwin Madden, 58, of Warren died suddenly Sunday, Sept.
10, 2000, while vacationing in Austria. Michael Madden was born Aug. 31,
1942, in Waterbury, Conn., the son of Rita (Kerwin) Madden and the late
John Madden. He left his hometown of Wolcott, Conn., to attend Duquesne
University in Pittsburgh, Pa., graduating in 1966. Father Madden was
ordained from the Holy Ghost Fathers in Vermont and was longtime pastor
of Our Lady of the Snows Church in Waitsfield and St. Patrick’s Church
in Moretown. Besides his mother, he leaves a brother, Mark Madden, of
Wolcott, Conn. A memorial service is planned for Oct. 21, 2000, at 11
a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church in Waits- field.
September 11
NATALIA ”LINETTE” BERTIN BURLINGTON — Natalia ”Linette” Bertin, age 95, died Monday, September 11, 2000 in the Fletcher Allen Health Care hospital in Burlington, Vermont. She was born Natalia Bastie to Paul Bastie and Caroline Turin in the town of San Giovanni, Italy, in the beautiful Italian alps. She married Lamy Bertin in 1927. He predeceased her in 1987. Her brother Henri and his wife Anita, as well as her sister Antoinette, also predeceased her. She had the good fortune of having received an advanced education at a lycee and business school in Italy, uncommon for a woman her age. Her longest and most rewarding occupation was as owner of Les Charmettes, a hotel/pension in Cannes, France. Her most trying times were the World War II years in France, made more difficult and dangerous by her involvement with the French resistance in the Lyon/Montpelier region. Among her many attributes were tenacity and courage. After WWII, she came to New York City, where she remained until her move to Vermont in 1989. She had the pleasure of experiencing the birth and maturing of three wonderful grandchildren, and most recently her first great-grandchild. She lived at the Converse Home assisted living facility in Burlington, staffed by exceptional dedicated people, and was very happy and healthy until hours before her death. Her son Claude Bertin and his wife Julie survive her. She is survived as well by her grandson, Robert Bertin and his wife Lisa, her grandson David Bertin; her granddaughter, Suzanne Campbell and her husband Dan; her great-grandson, Daniel R. Campbell III; as well as nieces Lillian Bertin and Silvia Armand-Pilon and her husband Mario; and her dear cousin and friend Rina Bertin. She will be cremated and buried next to her husband in Pine Lawn Cemetery in Long Island, N.Y. There will be a service celebrating her life at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2000 in Converse Home, 272 Church Street, Burlington. For those who wish, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 150 Kennedy Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403, or to the American Red Cross Chapter Services, 29 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401.
VERONICA “”BABE” BOSLEY BURLINGTON — Veronica “”Babe” Bosley, 82, of 98 Starr Farm Road and formerly of 72 Heineburg Road, died Monday, September 11, 2000 in the Starr Farm Nursing Center. She was born in Alburg on March 17, 1918, the daughter of the late Victor and Mamie (Mitchell) Benway. Babe married Victor Bosley on November 25, 1937 in St. Amadeus Catholic Church in Alburg. They had 59 devoted years together until he predeceased her on February 3, 1997. She was a seamstress for many years and did alterations for many people in the Burlington area. She was a member of St. Mark’s Parish. Babe enjoyed shopping, garage sales, and in the last few years took great pleasure in shopping for Beanie Babies to add to her large collection. She is survived by her special niece, whom she loved as a daughter, Pat Francis and her husband, Gary of Colchester, and many other nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by one brother and one sister. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Amadeus Cemetery at a later date. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to St. Anne Shrine, PO Box 280 Isle La Motte, VT 05463. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a wake service at 5:30 p.m in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
MARIE ROSE DEMERS ST. ALBANS/SWANTON — Mrs. Marie Rose Demers, age 92, died Monday morning, September 11, 2000, in the Northwestern Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was born in Notre Dame de Standbridge, Quebec, November 17, 1907, daughter of the late Ulderic and Rose (De Lima) Noel. She was married to Elie Demers on September 5, 1927 and worked with him on his dairy farm. After just over 60 years of marriage, Mr. Demers died November 28, 1987. She was a communicant of Holy Angels Church, a member of the Ladies of St. Anne and a former member of the Holy Angels Mothers Club. She is survived by five children and their spouses, Helene and Jacques Bourbeau of Swanton, Pauline and Roger Renaud of Sturbridge, Mass., Armand and Molly (O’Sullivan) Demers of Port Charlotte, Fla., Andre and Priscilla (Therrien) Demers of So. Windsor, Conn., Marcel Demers of Engelwood, Fla.; 2 sisters-in-law, Lillian Tarte of Phoenix, Ariz., Simonne Noel of Swanton; 22 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was prececeased by her parents; husband, Elie; a son, Bernard Demers at one-year of age; three brothers, Antonio, Onias and John Noel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Friends may call in the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., St. Albans from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening. Interment will be in the Demers family lot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
SISTER VERONICA HAYES BURLINGTON — Sister Veronica Hayes (Sister M. Martha) of the Sisters of Mercy of Vermont died at Mount Saint Mary Convent, Burlington, on Monday, September 11, 2000. She was born the daughter of Patrick and Anna (Archambault) Hayes on February 22, 1908 in Enosburg Falls, where she received her early education. She graduated from Mount Saint Mary Academy and received a B.S. in Education at Trinity College and an M.A. in English from Saint Michael’s College. She entered the Sisters of Mercy on February 2, 1927 and made first profession of vows on August 16, 1929. Sister Veronica taught in elemetary schools at Cathedral, Mount Saint Mary and Mater Christi (Burlington), Saint Monica’s School (Barre), Saint Michael’s School (Montpelier), Saint Mary’s School (Middlebury), and in high school, Mount Saint Mary Academy (Burlington). She was principal of Saint Mary’s School in Middlebury from 1946-1952 and of Mount Saint Mary Academy from 1953-1961. After serving as local superior of the Mount Saint Mary Convent, she was elected Mother General (President) of the Sisters of Mercy of Vermont and served in this office from 1962-1972. During her administration, she participated in the Federation of the Sisters of Mercy of America; led the community through changes in the religious habit, the Constitutions, and other implementations of Vatican II; the construction of Mater Christi Elementary School, the renovation of the former Mount Saint Mary Academy to become Mater Christi Middle School. Upon retirement from full-time classroom teaching and administration, she taught Drama and Elocution at Mater Christi School, visited the sick and elderly at Saint Ambrose Parish in Bristol, and was on the Liturgy Planning Committee at Saint Mary’s Convent. Sister Veronica is survived by her sisters in religion, the Sisters of Mercy of Vt.; and by Mrs. Robert (Veronica) Brooks and her family; Mr. and Mrs. James Hayes and family; a special niece, Becky Hayes Blanchard and husband, Rene; Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes and family; Dr. and Mrs. Don Guinan and family; cousins Rene Read and his wife, Lee, Francis Archambault of Bethesda, Md., and Sister Rhea Bean, RSM, N.Y.; as well as several grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Anna Hayes; her sister, Sister Mary Chrysostom, RSM; her brothers, Mark and George; her nephew, E. Michael Hayes, and nieces, Betty Ann Hayes Costes and Mary Hayes Read. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel at Mount Saint Mary, 100 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, with visiting hours from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000 and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. There will also be visiting time prior to the funeral. Interment will follow in Mount Saint Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sisters of Mercy Retirement or Ministry Funds. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
REVEREND ROLF B. MEMMING,Ph.D LOWELL — Reverend Rolf B. Memming, Ph.D, 60, died unexpectedly on September 11, 2000. He is mourned by his wife; two daughters; sister; mother; and friends. Funeral services will be held in Highgate United Methodist Church today, September 16, 2000 at 2 p.m. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
MARIE PERRY MARSHFIELD — Marie Perry, 70, died at her home Monday, September 11, 2000. Marie was born in Bristol, May 19, 1930, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bushey) Desorda. She was a graduate of Bristol High School, marrying Roger Perry August 30, 1951. For over 20 years, she was employed by Twinfield Elementary School as a teachers aide. Marie will be remembered by her family for her devotion to them and her grandchildren. Survivors include a step-son, Richard Perry of Danville; her daughters, Gail Greaves and husband, Tim of Cabot, Linda Hartshorne and husband, Jim of Marshfield, and Sheila Booth and husband, Tim of Marshfield. Marie was predeceased by her husband on August 5, 1984, and by three brothers, Francis, Earl and Lawrence Desorda. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Annika Booth, Seth & Brett Greaves, Erica Wells, and Travis & Angela Perry. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in North American Martyrs Church in Marshfield. Interment will follow in Durant Cemetery in Cabot. Contributions may be made in Marie’s memory to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641. Family and friends are invited to return to Marie’s home following the interment for fellowship and refreshments. Arrangements are under the direction of des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Church Street, Hardwick.
MARILYN M. TROMBLY NORTHFIELD — Marilyn M. Trombly, 78, died peacefully with her family at her side Monday, September 11, 2000, at her home in Northfield. She was born in Keene, N.H. July 13, 1922, the daughter of Marshall and Mary (Sayah) Murray. For all who knew her, Marilyn’s courage, tenacity, and fortitude throughout many challenging years of illness are a testament to her never-ending faith and love for life. A devoted mother, her greatest achievement was the lifelong nurturing of her children and grandchildren. Marilyn dedicated all her talent and resources to her life’s ambition, which was to see her children through a formal education. Attracted by Vermont’s beauty, Marilyn Evelyn Murray moved to Northfield in her youth, where she met her future husband, Lloyd Charles Trombly. The couple were married by Reverend Joyce on November 6, 1941, in St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. Lloyd and Marilyn owned and operated Trombly’s Greenhouses for more than fifty years, and were recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northfield Business & Professional Association. Her enthusiasm for her profession was evident to all who visited her over the years. Marilyn took great pride in propagating unique specimen plants. Her love of German sheperds was well known by the many people whom Caesar “”met” at the door. Survivors include four sons, Lloyd Trombly, Jr. and his wife, Bonnie, of Milton, Robert Trombly of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Richard Trombly and his wife, Margaret, of Northfield, Thomas Trombly and his wife, Dawn, also of Northfield; one daughter, Maria Trombly Ryder and her husband, Ted, of Falls Church, Va.; two brothers, Roland and Larry Murray of Wyetheville, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd; a daughter, Kathryn J. Ricker; and one brother, Marshall Murray, Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 15, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church on Vine Street in Northfield. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in her memory to the Lloyd & Marilyn Trombly Scholarship Fund, c/o Reed Korrow, Northfield High School, 37 Vine Street, Northfield, VT 05663 or to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Inc., 600 Granger Road, Berlin, VT 05641. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Kingston Funeral Home.
September 12
 MAURICE S. BOTTUM WETHERSFIELD, CONN. — Maurice S. Bottum, C.P.A., 77, of Wethersfield, Conn., died Tuesday, September 12, 2000 in St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born in Burlington, Vt., he was the son of the late Carroll J. and Daisy (Sturdevant) Bottum and lived in Wethersfield for many years. A graduate of Mt. Hermon Academy and the University of Illinois, he was a Certified Public Accountant for over forty-four years. He was a member of the Conn. Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Wethersfield Country Club. He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen Kinney of Simsbury, Conn., and Diana Godfrey of Syracuse, N.Y.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Marguerite B. Wheeler of New Haven, Vt.; and nephew, Lynn H. Bottum of New Haven, Vt. The funeral will be held Monday, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect Street, Wethersfield. Burial will be private in Vt. at a later date. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Mikey’s Place (a wheelchair accessible playground) c/o Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Daversa, 92 Chamberlain Road, Wethersfield, Conn., 06109. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield is in charge of arrangements.
KENNETH LLOYD BUCKLIN DELTONA, Fla. — KENNETH “”Bucky” Bucklin, 57, an automotive instructor for Tomoka Correctional Institute, Daytona Beach, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at home surrounded by his family. In 1995, he retired from South Burlington Street Department after 14 years and moved to Deltona, Fla., from Essex Junction. Ken was born in Rutland, Vt., on Aug. 7, 1943, to the late Kenneth F. and Martha W. (Baker) Bucklin. He was a member of NASCAR and ACT Racing, Champlain Valley Street Rodders, The Deltona Gold Wing Road Rider Association and former president of the Super Hogs. Ken enjoyed race cars, motorcycles, and hot rods but dedicated himself to his family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Betty; two sons, David Milton and Kenneth Jr. of Burlington, Vt.; two daughters, Amanda Bucklin and Christine Kane and her husband, Tim, both of Deltona; a brother, Frederick and his wife, Sharron, of Debary; three grandchildren, Shanna and Cassandra Kane, and Frank DeCarr; his father-in-law, Frank Rose of Colchester, Vt.; his in-laws, Lisa and Jim Purvis of Deltona, Dale and Diane Rose of Addison, Vt., and Therese Whitehouse of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, (“”Mom”), Velma Rose. Ken also leaves many, many family members and friends. A memorial service will be held in the R.V.A. Post 514, 84 Weaver St., Winooski, Vt., on Oct. 15, 2000, at 2 p.m.
LIONEL L. PARENT ENOSBURG FALLS/ST. ALBANS — Lionel L. Parent, age 85, died Tuesday evening, September 12, 2000 in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, following a period of declining health. He was born December 16, 1914 in St. Alphonse de Granby, P.Q., Canada, the son of the late Albert & Lydia (Dragon) Parent. He moved with his family to Vermont in 1920, and resided in Berkshire and Enosburg most of his life, and for the last 5 and one half ars he made his home with his son and daughter-in-law in St. Albans. He owned and operated the former Marvin Farm in East Berkshire from 1943 to 1963. For the next 30 years, he operated a waste hauling business in Enosburg Falls, one he purchased from his father, a family enterprise that endured for almost 50 years. Having to retire at the age of 78 due to ill health, Lionel’s always cheerful smile and wave was missed by many longtime patrons. His interests included gardening and watching any discussion of politics on television, especially any oration by a democrat. A Roosevelt Democrat to the core, he would always take great satisfaction if a democrat bested a republican in a national election; taking on an almost Red Sox-Yankee fan’s fervor. He married Freida Larivee in 1942, she predeceased him in 1981. He is survived by 2 sons, and their wives, Lionel A. & Carol Parent of Clinton, Mass., and Leonard J. & Dianne Parent of St. Albans; 5 grandchildren, Pamela Silvester of Tampa, Fla., John Parent of Clinton, Mass., Lee Audra Parent of Worcester, Mass. Erikalynn Parent, a Peace Corps volunteer serving in Burkina Faso, West Africa, and L.J. Parent of St. Albans; a great-granddaughter, Mariah Silvester; 2 brothers, Rosaire Parent and his wife, Marjorie of St. Albans, and Guy Parent of Burlington; 3 sisters and their husbands, Anita & Leon Godin of Johnson, Theresa & Frank Perry of Enosburg Falls, and Monica & Paul Racine of Essex Junction; 2 sisters-in-law, Simone Parent of St. Paul, Minn., and Mary Parent of Enosburg Falls. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by 3 brothers, twins, Gerald & Gerard Parent and Paul Parent; 1 sister-in-law, Anna Parent. Friends and relatives may call on the family Tuesday, September 19, 2000 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with the Rev. Gerard Leclerc celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Enosburg Historical Society, c/o Avis Gervais, PO Box 524, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.
FLOYD T. “”SMITTY” SMITH BURLINGTON — Floyd T. “”Smitty” Smith, 83, of Burlington passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 with his family at his side. He was born July 1, 1917 in Burlington the son of George and Mary (Bleau) Smith. For many years, he worked as a truck driver and mechanic, retiring after twenty plus years of service from International Harvester. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris (Peters) and their four children, Joan Upson, Floyd T. Jr. (“”Tom”), Dana and Debbie Jones; two grandsons, Michael and Benjamin; two granddaughters, Kim with son, Christopher Ross, Jill and Kevin with daughter, Kaitlin and son, Kevin Thomas; his sisters, Ida Hall and Marjorie Cassalla; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Gina Merleni; as well as several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who had a special love for his deer camp and all his hunting buddies. Each spring, he looked forward to sugaring. He was a remarkable man who touched many lives. He could fix anything and would do anything to help anyone who needed it. He was well liked, respected, loved and admired by all. He will forever be in our hearts and will be deeply missed. A special thank you to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, especially Margaret and Dr. Landry. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 11:00 a.m., and friends may pay respect one hour prior to the service in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
September 13
PENNY SUE DeROSE JOHNSON — Penny Sue DeRose, age 38, of Johnson, died peacefully after a short illness with her family by her side Wednesday September 13, 2000 at the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born August 10, 1962 the daughter of Robert and Patricia (Estabrook) DeRose. She attended grade school at the Peoples Academy, and graduated from Lamoille Union High School in 1980. Penny worked at Johnson State College as a bookkeeper, and Immediate Care, and Copley Hospital as patient registrar and a receptionist. She was an avid reader and a very talented crafts person who was very outgoing and well liked by everyone who knew her. She was always there to extend a helping hand to others in need. She is survived by her parents; Robert and Patricia DeRose of South Burlington, two brothers; Joel and his wife Kiristen Hoyt of Gilsum, New Hampshire, Timothy and his wife Wendy DeRose of North Wolcott, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the First Congregational Church in Morrisville at a later date. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family at 635 Hinesburg Rd., South Burlington, VT 05403. Arrangements made by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St. Winooski, VT.
JOHN PAUL DETWEILER WILLISTON –John Paul Detweiler, 84, of Williston, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Ohio on January 3, 1916 the son of the late Clarence E. and Maude A. (Hartzler) Detweiler. He was the husband of Mary Louise (Messner) who predeceased him in May of 1995. He is survived by his three daughters and their spouses, Barbara and Doug Mongeon of Rolla, North Dakota, Carol and Doug Parker of Williston, and Rebecca and Robert Essex of Landover Hills, Maryland; four grandchildren, Brad and Mary-Margaret Parker and John and Hilary Essex. He was predeceased by his two brothers. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 5:30 PM in Christ Memorial Church in Williston. Memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to the Kidney Foundation, PO Box 244, Burlington, VT 05402. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington.
KENNETH A. JENNISON BURLINGTON — Kenneth A. Jennison, 91, of Charlotte Street, died Sept. 13, 2000 after a brief illness. He was born March 12, 1909, in Swanton, son of the late Morton and Nellie (Garvin) Jennison. Ken married Hilda Richardson in 1933. They recently celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary. He graduated from Burlington High School and then went to work for the former Burlington Grocery Company. He remained with them for 51 years until his retirement in 1975. He is survived by his wife, Hilda; daughters, Kathryn Cimini of Pittsfield, Mass., and Elizabeth and her husband, William Adams of Essex Junction. Grampa will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren; Mark, Kathryn, Robert, and Michelle, Christine and Kyle and their families, including 10 great-grandchildren. Ken was a man with a great sense of humor and a lot of energy, who enjoyed talking over the days events with the neighbors in his daily walks on Charlotte Street, and at his summer camp on Thompson’s Point. He enjoyed working on projects at his house and camp, where he had a unique way of making things work. He was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church, the Shriners and the Barber Shoppers. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church Chapel, South Winooski Avenue, Burlington. The family will receive friends following the service in the Stone Room of the church. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington in charge of arrangements.
STEPHEN WEBSTER SHARP MILTON — Stephen Webster Sharp, 35, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at his home in Milton, following a long illness. Stephen was born in South Weymouth, Mass. on January 10, 1965, the son of David and Nancy (Webster) Sharp. Stephen was a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington. He was the President and CEO of the Green Candle Theatre Company of Burlington. He was also a member of the Greater Burlington Theatre Arts Exchange. He was a representative to the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. He was also the recipient of a Community Arts Program Award presented by the Burlington City Arts Council for creating the Growling Pup Theatre, a summer long theatre festival. Stephen is survived by his partner, Phillip Bedell of Milton; by his parents, Philip and Nancy Gillette of Norfolk, Va.; by his brothers, John Sharp and his wife, Martha, of Tucson, Ariz., Jason Sharp of Kettering, Ohio; sister, Sarah Sharp and her husband, Robert Grassi of Otego, N.Y.; by his grandmother, Charlotte Sharp of Newbury, Vt.; his uncles and aunts, David and Pamela Webster of Canaan, N.H., Philip Sharp and Janet Fatherly of Bradford, Vt., William Sharp of Canaan, N.H., Sue Freeman of Sandown, N.H.; great-aunt, Emeline Lufkin of Canaan, N.H., his in-laws, Clyde Jr. and Rita Bedell of N.C., Eva and John Covey of Fla., Francis and Sharon Bedell of N.C., Phyllis and Ted Holmes of N.C., Michael Bedell of Barre; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and all of Stephen’s friends, who were so important in his life. He was predeceased by his father, David J. Sharp in 1996. Visiting hours will be held Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, located on Rte. 7 in Milton. Memorials in Stephen’s memory may be made to the VNA, Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, VT 05446, or to the Umbrella Fund, Comprehensive Care Clinic, FAHC, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.
September 14
ELIZABETH ANNE “”BETTY” BABBITT ENOSBURG FALLS — Elizabeth Anne “”Betty” Babbitt, age 77, widow of Bruce S. Babbitt, died Thursday, September 14, 2000 in the Fletcher Allen Health Care center in Burlington, with her family and friends by her side. She was born July 20, 1923 in Scituate, Mass., the daughter of the late David & Mercy Elliot (Cole) LaVange. Betty loved her dear husband, Bruce Samuel Babbitt, they met in the 7th grade at a summer Sunday hool picnic and started dating in their sophomore year in high school. They were married in 1943, before Bruce served in World War I. Following the war they made their home in Massachusetts where they raised their family. In 1973, they moved to Enosburg Falls, Vt. Betty wrote in her autobiography, “”He was kind, gentle, wise & loving. He made me proud to be me because I knew him. I thank God that I was given the incredible gift of him to have & share for forty short years”. Betty felt blessed to be surrounded by her friends and family; Cordy, Anne, James, Ben & Kristen; her children, Bonnie Valliere of Hawley, Penn., and Robert Babbitt of Scituate, Mass.; a grandson and his wife, Michael & Joyce; a granddaughter and her husband, Marcy & Ted; her sister, Margaret Yvonne LaVange. She found great joy in her great-granddaughters, Sarah & Allison. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two sisters, Marista LaVange and Ruth Alice LaVange; a brother, David Cole LaVange. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 10:00 in the Hill West Cemetery in Montgomery, with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
BERNARD F. BAPP NORTH HYDE PARK — Bernard F. Bapp, 54, died unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon, September 14, 2000 in Copley Hospital, Morrisville. Bernie was born in Barre on June 10, 1946. He was raised in Hyde Park, however, by his parents, Euretta and Howard Smith, who have predeceased him. A 1965 graduate of Lamoille Central Academy, Bernie participated in school sports and attended Green Mountain Boys State in 1964. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving until 1969. Upon returning from the service, he married the former Eva M. Bedell on April 11, 1970. Bernie was a highly skilled and recognized electrician in northern Vermont. He was employed by Delta Electric for 30 years, until recently joining Hegeman Electric in Burlington. Physical activities were always things that Bernie loved to be involved in, especially hunting and fishing. His camp in Garfield was his special place. Even to be out berry picking brought Bernie satisfaction and contentment. Bernie also loved sports, and was a big Red Sox fan. Besides his wife, Eva, he is survived by his son, Quint L. Bapp, and his wife, Karie; his faithful and loving dog, Mae; sisters, Hilda Tallman and Rhoda Reed and her husband, Clifford; a brother, Donald Smith and his wife, Edith; a predeceased brother, Robert Smith, in Jan. of 2000; his birth mother, Beula Smith; 4 other sisters, Brenda Wells, Debbie Webb and her husband, Larry, Barbie White and her husband, David, and Beverly Allen and her husband, Richard; his mother-in-law, Edna Bedell; 2 sisters-in-law, Rhoda Bedell and friend, Leon Whitcomb, and Barbara Darrah and her husband, David; several nieces, nephews, and longtime friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Bapp residence, 827 North Hyde Park Road, North Hyde Park, with interment following in the Plains Cemetery in Hyde Park. Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn Street, Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bernie’s memory would be appreciated to the North Country Animal League, 3542 Laporte Rd., Morrisville, VT 05661.
ELAINE V. (RICHARDS) BLANCHARD BURLINGTON — Elaine V. (Richards) Blanchard, of 135 Woodbury Road in Burlington passed away peacefully September 14th at The Pines Rehabilitation and Health facility in Lyndonville after a long illness. She was born November 6, 1921 in Norfolk, New York, the daughter of Elmer G. and Doris Nettie (Hayes) Richards. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Murdock Blanchard September 17, 1973 and recently by her grandson, Jason J. (Jay) Johnston of Jericho She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Burlington and until her illness she enjoyed the activities and her friends at the Heineberg Club. During her lifetime she was an avid gardener while also enjoying swimming and dancing. She is survived by her two daughters Mindy (Blanchard) Carlson of Burlington and her partner Thomas Dion and Cindie (Blanchard) Davis and her husband Dean of Jericho. She is also survived by one grandchild Anthony P. Johnston and his wife, Vicki-Anne and their son Jason T. Johnston of Columbus, Georgia and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Richards of Norfolk, N.Y. along with several nephews and their families. The family wishes to sincerely thank her friends and neighbors who caringly watched over her and helped her in her declining years; especially Paul Carlson who generously gave of his time and patience and Jeff Rossetti whose friendship she treasured. There will be no visiting hours or funeral services, as it was her wish to be donated to the Anatomy Department/University of Vermont to further medical education. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Activities Department, The Pines Rehabilitation and Health Center, 601 Red Village Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851.
ANDREW W. FORTIN BURLINGTON –Andrew W. Fortin, 87, of Burlington died at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare on September 14, 2000. He was born in Burlington on January 30, 1913, son of Joseph and Deanna Fortin. Andrew was a member of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral. He served as the Inspector of Elections at Lawrence Barnes School for many years. Andrew is survived by his sister, Ruth Hathaway of Utah; two nieces, Ramona Hall of Connecticut and Judy Decker of Utah; her nephew, Wayne S. Billado Sr. of New Haven; and several great nieces and great nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment to follow in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 No. Winooski Ave., Burlington on Monday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
ALEXANDER P. KECKELEY WEST END, N.C. — Alexander P. Keckeley, 78, of West End, N.C. died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2000 in Christ Fellowship Church in Southern Pines, N.C., with Dr. Don Hardman officiating. Born in New York City, he was a WWII veteran, serving in the US Army Air Corp., he attended Columbia University and retired from Polhemus Navigation Sciences of Colchester, Vt. and moved to N.C. in 1994. While in Vt., he was a member of the North Avenue Alliance Church in Burlington, and was a volunteer for the blind in the Burlington area. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Marjorie F. Keckeley; a daughter, Rebecca K. Smith of Cary, N.C.; and a sister, Ann Campbell of Seven Lakes, N.C.; 1 granddaughter, and 2 step-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christ Fellowship Church, 1425 Midland Road, Southern Pines, N.C. 28387. Boles Funeral Home and Crematory in charge of arrangements.
LEROY E. SMITH STARKSBORO — Leroy E. Smith, 84, died Thursday September 14, 2000 at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. He was born December 31, 1915 in Starksboro the son of Edgar and Lottie (Varney) Smith. Leroy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ila (Hill) Smith of Starksboro; three nieces, Dorothy (Hill) Romprey and husband Arthur of Cocoa, Florida; Joan (Hill) Taylor and husband George of Essex; Susan (Freeman) Rose and husband John of Fort Meyers, Fla.; a nephew, Erle Hill and wife Jeanne of Williamsburg, Virginia; several grand nieces and grand nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Monday at Starksboro 1st Baptist Church. Interment will be in Green Mount Cemetery in Starksboro. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Starksboro Volunteer Fire Department Attn. Fenwick Estey P.O. Box 128 Starksboro, VT 05487, or Starksboro 1st Baptist Church Attn. Earleen Gardner 5899 Rte. 116 Starksboro, VT 05487.
DR. ROBERT L. WHITNEY, M.D. CONCORD, N.H. — Dr. Robert L. Whitney, M.D., 84, of 2 Amoskeag Road, died Thursday, September 14, 2000 in Pleasant View Center Genesis Eldercare. He was born in Essex Junction and attended school in Essex Junction and Burlington. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and was a graduate of the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in 1943. He had internships in Philadelphia, Pa. and Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was a general practitioner in Bennington, Vt. From 1951 to 1954, he was a resident in Radiology at the University of Syracuse. He was on the staff of the Hartford, Conn. Hospital for one year before joining the X-Ray Professional Association in Concord, beginning in 1955. He was on the staff of Concord Hospital, Franklin Hospital and the New Hampshire State Hospital. Memberships included St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, of which he had been a vestryman, The American College of Radiology, The New England Roentgen Ray Society of N.H., the Radiological Society of North America, and the N.H. American Medical Society. He is survived by his wife, Louise L. (Jackson) Whitney of Concord, N.H.; children, Barbara Whitney Lambert of Plymouth, N.H., Gretchen C. Whitney of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Michael C. Whitney of Manchester, N.H., Martha C. Whitney of Burlington, Vt., Lois Jackson Mulligan of Newark, Del. and William D. Jackson of Stephentown, N.Y.; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2000 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Burial will be in the Blossom Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Centre St., Concord, N.H. 03301. The Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, N.H. is in charge of arrangements.
DR. ROBERT L. WHITNEY, M.D. CONCORD, N.H. — Dr. Robert L. Whitney, M.D., 84, of 2 Amoskeag Road, died Thursday, September 14, 2000 in Pleasant View Center Genesis Eldercare. He was born in Essex Junction and attended school in Essex Junction and Burlington. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and was a graduate of the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in 1943. He had internships in Philadelphia, Pa. and Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was a general practitioner in Bennington, Vt. From 1951 to 1954, he was a resident in Radiology at the University of Syracuse. He was on the staff of the Hartford, Conn. Hospital for one year before joining the X-Ray Professional Association in Concord, beginning in 1955. He was on the staff of Concord Hospital, Franklin Hospital and the New Hampshire State Hospital. Memberships included St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, of which he had been a vestryman, The American College of Radiology, The New England Roentgen Ray Society of N.H., the Radiological Society of North America, and the N.H. American Medical Society. He is survived by his wife, Louise L. (Jackson) Whitney of Concord, N.H.; children, Barbara Whitney Lambert of Plymouth, N.H., Gretchen C. Whitney of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Michael C. Whitney of Manchester, N.H., Martha C. Whitney of Burlington, Vt., Lois Jackson Mulligan of Newark, Del. and William D. Jackson of Stephentown, N.Y.; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2000 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Burial will be in the Blossom Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Centre St., Concord, N.H. 03301. The Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, N.H. is in charge of arrangements.
September 15
REV. DR. DONALD FISHER CAMPBELL WEYBRIDGE — A Celebration of Life for the Rev. Dr. Donald Fisher Campbell, age 91, who passed away Friday evening, September 15, 2000 at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 3 p.m. at the Middlebury Congregational Church. The Rev. David Andrews, Pastor, and other clergy will co-officiate. He was born July 1, 1909 in Cranbury, N.J., a son of William J. and Jennie (Bowers) Campbell. He studied at Rutgers University, the University of Vermont, and the University of Missouri, where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree. He obtained a Master of Divinity Degree from Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1937, followed by a Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and graduate studies at Cambridge University in England. During this time, he met Charlotte Emma Morris, whom he married in New Hampshire on August 31, 1934. From 1938 until 1945, Dr. Campbell served three Presbyterian churches in the Pittsburgh, Pa. area. From 1945 until his retirement in 1975, Dr. Campbell served as pastor for the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford, Conn. During this period, he served the Presbyterian denomination in various local and national capacities, and many community organizations in the Stamford area. Following his retirement in 1975, the couple moved to Weybridge, from where Dr. Campbell served as interim pastor for various parishes in the area. He was a member of the Rotary Clubs in both Middlebury and Stamford, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; his sons, the Rev. William Campbell and his wife Carol, of Circleville, Ohio; David Campbell and his wife Cuc of Medford, Mass; and D. Bruce Campbell of Rutland; his grandchildren, Catherine Campbell Wright and her husband Aaron, Elizabeth Campbell, Donald Campbell, Tram Campbell, and Trang Campbell; and his great-granddaughter, Anna Wright. He was predeceased by seven siblings. Donations may be made in his memory to the Middlebury Congregational Church, 27 North Pleasant Street, Middlebury, Vt 05753, Project Independence, 27 North Pleasant Street, Middlebury, Vt 05753, or to Porter Hospital Recreation Fund, South Street, Middlebury, Vt 05753. Arrangements are under the care of Sanderson Funeral Service in Middlebury.
CATHERINE E. SCOTT FORT MYERS, FLA. — Catherine E. Scott, 80, of North Fort Myers, Fla. and formerly of Burlington, died Friday, September 15, 2000. Mrs. Scott was married to the late William H. Scott, a former local contractor. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sally Scott. Surviving are her husband, John E. Teer; four children, William E. Scott, John Flood, Lizabeth Scott, and Janis Scott; four stepchildren; 2 brothers, Walter and John Cross; and six grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.
September 16
MARION E. GOODHEART, PhD BURLINGTON — Marion E. Goodheart, 69, formerly of 230 St. Paul St. died on Saturday, September 16, 2000 in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation. She was born the second child of Cecil and Katherine (Tierney) Goodheart on May 7, 1931 in Moretown. Growing up involved much moving, many schools, and a very restricted life-style. She graduated from Waitsfield High School in 1949 with high honors. Marion received advanced degrees in elementary education from Johnson Teacher’s College in 1963. She received two master’s degrees in educating exceptional people, in psychology as a counselor and therapist, and a PhD in philosophy. She was always employed in educational positions, moving on from classroom teaching to supervisory, coordinator, and consultant positions. Her fiance, Dr. Martin Poirer, was killed in Vietnam in 1972. Marion was professed as a Carmelite Lay Sister. She chose the name Sister Mary Joseph of the Holy Family. Her ministry was love and care of children and their families. A committal service will be held in Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury, 3 blocks from where she was born, on Saturday September 30, 2000 at 1 p.m. Her monument reads “”And so with joy into the allness of God. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave.
MARY (BLOW) GORDON BURLINGTON — Mary E. Gordon, 63, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday evening, September 16, 2000, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Bristol, Conn. on December 16, 1936, the daughter of Harvey and Lillian (Puritan) Blow. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was an avid Bingo player who will be well remembered at the Heineberg Club and St. Joseph’s Bingos. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 47 years, Harry A. Gordon of Burlington; their five children: Robert Gordon, Nora Bellew, Harry W. Gordon and Randy Gordon, all of Burlington, and John Gordon of Winooski; 11 grandchildren, one great granddaughter; her sisters, Doris Lamotte of Burlington and Helen Bessette of Hinesburg; her brother, Erwin Blow of Bennington; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends, all of whom were special. She was pre-deceased by an infant son; four brothers; and one sister. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. with interment following in new Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Plattsburgh Ave. Visiting hours are today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. A special thanks goes to the V.N.A./Hospice, specifically to her care-givers, without whom her wish of dying at home would not have been possible. Therefore, memorial donations to the V.N.A./Hospice at 1110 Prim Rd., Colchester, Vt 05446, would be greatly appreciated.
RITA M. MORRIS BURLINGTON — Rita M. Morris, 81, of 72 Heineberg Road, Burlington, died on Saturday, September 16, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Rita was born in Winooski on April 1, 1919, daughter of the late Vitalien and Angelina (Ducharme) Landry. She was married in Winooski in 1938 to Melvin Morris, who predeceased her on March 20, 1995. Rita is survived by two daughters, Karen Mullen and her husband, Peter of Colchester and Nancy Houle and her husband, Ray of Henderson, Nev.; seven grandchildren, Michael, Jeffrey, Timothy and James Mullen, Karen DeLano, Lori Newton and Anne Houle; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Gertrude Landry, Eleanor Raymond, Ramona Frattarola and Evelyn Hyder; and by several nieces and nephews. Rita was predeceased by three brothers, Albert Landry, Arthur Landry, and Ernest Landry; and by four sisters, Dora Houle, Louisa Brisson, Florence Ahern, and Irene Franze. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 18, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Burlington, with interment to follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. Visiting hours will be on Monday, September 18, 2000 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, Winooski.
MARIAN ELIZABETH NEILL (SNOW) PULLMAN, WASH. — Marian Elizabeth Neill (Snow) died Saturday morning, September 16, in the Palouse Hills Nursing Center in Pullman, Wash., after a long illness. Mrs. Snow was a longtime resident of Burlington. Born in Pullman, Wash. May 27, 1913, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington State University, receiving a B.A. degree in Languages and was active in Kappa Alpha Theta. Mrs. Snow worked for many years as an editor in the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service. She married Albert G. Snow, Jr., also from Wash. state, and a graduate of Washington State University, on July 9, 1935. Mr. Snow was associated with the U.S. Forest Service and was prominent in maple research in Burlington. Mrs. Snow leaves two daughters, Susan Snow Collins in Boynton Beach, Fla. and Elizabeth Snow Flynn in Millsboro, Del.; along with a sister, Barbara Johnson of Pullman; a two brothers, Greg Neill of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Tom Neill, Sr. of Pullman. She also leaves five grandchildren; Ian Schmidt, in the 8th grade in Boynton Beach, Larry Ball in Glenview, Ill., Karen Jordan in Tuxedo, N.C., Kathy Ball in Cary, N.C., Diane Silverman in Seattle, and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Snow was a long-time member of the Baptist Church in Burlington. Mrs. Snow’s dry with, keen sense of humor, and sparkling laugh were a tonic for all. She was a kind, compassionate person, a devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She leaves a priceless legacy of love, compassion, and spiritual nourishment to all that were privileged to know her. Her extraordinary strength buoyed up countless people along the way, including her family and all that called on her for attention of assistance. She touched many lives and made them better, even as she lay ill herself. She wa and remains, “”the wind beneath our wings”, and will be truly missed. We send her on her way with undying gratitude and hearts filled with love and remembrance for all that she did for us. As her ship sails over the horizon and goes out of sight, we are saying goodbye and, “”There she goes” … at the same time, on the other shore, many excited voices exclaim, “”Here she comes!” In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Navajo Missions, Inc. PO Box 1230, Farmington, N.M. 87499-1230, Ministries of Compassion.
RICHARD J. SHULER WINOOSKI — Richard J. Shuler, 42, of Winooski, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 16, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in Newark, N.J. on August 27, 1958, the son of Rick and Joyce (Couture) Shuler. He attended Rice Memorial High School, and graduated from South Burlington High School in 1976. He was a self-employed general contractor. He is survived by his wife, Diane; and three children, Melissa, Ricky, and Shane, all of Winooski; his mother, Joyce Shuler of St. Johnsbury; two brothers, Larry and his wife, Yvette of Va., and Leslie of Mass.; one sister, Beatrice Bissonette and her husband, Patrick, of N.H.; and nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church, with interment to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery, Burlington. Visiting hours will be on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., with a prayer service at 8:30 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
September 17
ALDEN O. ADAMS EDEN — Alden O. Adams, 74, died following a long and courageous struggle on Sunday morning, September 17, 2000 in Copley Hospital in Morrisville, with his family by his side. He was born in Eden on Sept. 6, 1926, the son of Nathan and Ethel (McNally) Adams. On October 12, 1948, Alden married the former Mary Mudgett. Alden was employed at the asbestos mines in Lowell for many years before becoming a self employed carpenter. His greatest joy in his life was his family. He participated in many outdoor activities with them, such as hunting, spending many seasons at deer camp, ice fishing, and camping. He also had a good time with his many friends. He enjoyed dancing, and playing cards. A major part of his time was his devotion to his Masonic life. Alden was a 53 year member of Mt. Norris Lodge #69 F.& A.M., and a member of Mt. Sinai Temple A.A.O.N.M.A. of Montpelier, Vt., Scottish Rite, Valley of Burlington, and Coral Chapter #16 O.E.S, Morrisville. Alden served as District Deputy for the Masons and Order of the Eastern Star. He also held the offices of Grand Junior Deacon and Grand Tyler in Grand Lodge of Vermont F. & A.M. Serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict, Alden belonged to V.F.W. Post 9653, Morrisville. He was also a member of the Eden Congregational Church. Besides his wife, Mary, he is survived by five children and their spouses, Carol Hayden and E. Nate, Judy Morse and Stephen, Scott Adams and Michele, all of Hyde Park, Lloyd Adams and Lori of Waterville, and Brenda McKinney and Dennis of Woodbridge, Va.; a special niece and her husband, Sharon and James Hall of Morrisville; 14 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial service and Masonic services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday in the Eden Congregational Church, with committal services following in the Eden Corners Cemetery. Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn Street, Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alden’s memory would be appreciated to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, VT 05661, or the Eden Congregational Church, Eden Mills, VT 05653.
RAYMOND W. “”JOE” BRONSON ST. ALBANS — Raymond W. “”Joe” Bronson, 70, a lifelong St. Albans resident, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Sunday afternoon, September 17, 2000. He was born in St. Albans December 30, 1929, the son of the late Lee F. and Alvina (Raymond) Bronson. Joe was a retired postal clerk at the St. Albans Post Office, where he worked for 30 years, retiring March 1, 1986. On September 25, 1999 in Franklin, he married Nancy J. Anderson, who survives him. His first wife, former St. Albans City Clerk and Treasurer, Patricia (Magnant) Bronson, died January 20, 1993. Joe was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the Army from 1948 to 1951, earning the Korean Service Medal with 5 Bronze Service Stars. He then served full time in the Vermont National Guard from 1953 to 1959, and retired from the National Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1969, after more than 20 years of service. He graduated from Bellows Free Academy in 1948, and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was a Past Commander, Finance Officer, 50 year and Life member of Green Mountain Post #1, American Legion, a member for 41 years of St. Albans Lodge #1566, BPOE, a life member of Robert E. Glidden Post 758, VFW, and belonged to Voiture 786, 40 & 8 and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Joe was instrumental in the organization of the American Legion’s involvement in “”Operation Happiness”, where he served as Financial Officer. He was also a proud donor to the American Red Cross Blood Bank, where he gave more than 20 gallons. Following his retirement from Postal Service, Joe worked as a courier for A.N. Deringer, Inc. Joe is survived by his wife, Nancy of St. Albans; his two sons and their wives, Tom and Gloria Bronson of Milton, and William J. and Suzanne Bronson of St. Albans; his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Glenn Wilson, formerly of Williston, now of Bradenton, Fla. He also leaves a brother and three sisters, Robert and his wife, Faith Bronson of Rouses Pt., N.Y., Barbara Soule of Lakewood, Fla., Ruth Miller of Avon, N.Y., and Avis Maynard of St. Albans; sisters-in-law, Barbara and her husband, Vic Dubanevich of Springfield, Vt., Jane Magnant of St. Albans, and Jean Magnant of Maple Glen, Pa.; and seven grandchildren, Hale, Jordana, Kimberly, and Kyle Bronson, and Jessica, Rachel, and Sara Cioffi. He also leaves five step-children, their spouses and children, Christopher and Cathy Anderson, Stephen and Martha Anderson, Jennifer and David Hauck, Sarah and Ted Gilbert and Rebecca and William Mattoon; also a close cousin, Cassie Nutter of St. Albans, other cousins, many special nieces and nephews, and his Thursday morning coffee partner, Cindy Nye. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery. A luncheon will be served in the Parish Center following the interment services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either “”Operation Happiness”, PO Box 7, Highgate Springs, Vt 05460-0007, or the Hospice Program of Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.
ERNEST HENRY (ERN) EMMONS HINESBURG — Ernest H. Emmons, 84, passed away September 17, 2000, after a short illness. He was born in Richmond, Vt. on January 4, 1916. He was the son of the late Charles and Caroline Emmons. Ernest grew up on the farm, then became a logger and mill worker for over 30 years. At age 50, he became self employed in the rubbish removal business, until he was in his 70′s. During all those years, Ernest fished, hunted, trapped and rvested ginseng to further enrich his life and the lives of his family. Ernest is survived by his wife, Mae (Nattress) Emmons. They were married in 1936 and enjoyed 64 years of marriage. Ernest is survived by his 7 children, Paul and his wife, ArLouine, Robert, Rand, and his wife, Joanne, Linda and her husband, Lynn Ramsey, Gerald and his wife, Shirley, Yvonne and her husband, William Carney, and Conrad and his wife, Lucille. Ernest is survived by two brothers, Leo and his wife, Margarete of Va., Herbert and his wife, Earlene of N.H.; four sisters, Mildred French, Ila Pecor, Mary Sears, and Sylvia Bradford. Ernest was predeceased by his brothers, Earl Sr., Melvin, Clinton, Sr. and Clifford. His sisters, Louella Garvey and Viola Emmons. He is survived by his brother-in-law, George Nattress, and sisters-in-law, Margaret Linehan and Grace Cole. Ernest was very proud of his 28 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. On behalf of our family, we wish to express our sincere thanks to the VNA women, who helped Ernest care for our mother, Mae during her illness. Sincere thanks to the Agency on Aging special woman, Leta Watkins, and the deepest appreciation to our cousin, Helen Cote for her complete love and dedication to and for Ernest and Mae Emmons. In lieu of flowers, Ernest would wish that donations would go to Hinesburg Fire & Rescue and St. Michael’s Rescue. Funeral services will take place in Shippensburg, Pa. at a cremation ceremony. Interment will be in the Hinesburg Main Cemetery, at the discretion of our immediate family.
HELEN R. JAQUISH ALBANY — Helen R. Jaquish, 69, of Albany, died at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Sunday morning, September 17, 2000. Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Johnson of Newport; two sons, Charles Jaquish III, of Albany, and Denis Jaquish of Morrisville; four sisters; Janet Nelson of Albany, Marion Allen of Burlington, Sheryl Martin of Craftsbury, and Patricia Martin of Craftsbury Common; five grandchildren, one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Mary Jean Allen, Margaret Allen, Karlene Lydem and a brother, Mahlon Allen. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 19th, at the Albany Village Cemetary. There will be no calling hours. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Elizabeth H. Brown Humane Society, Inc. c/o Ann Kimball, 180 Emerson Falls Rd., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home of Craftsbury Common is in charge of arrangements.
GERTRUDE W. PLOOF COLCHESTER — Gertrude W. Ploof, (known affectionately as “”Jule”) of Colchester, died on Sunday, September 17, 2000, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt. She was 92 years old. Jule was born in Cape Cod, Mass. on May 11, 1908, the youngest daughter of William and Mary (Powers) Sheehan. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Julius Leo Ploof, on December 22, 1999. Jule was an artist and had a love for red roses, visiting with friends, had a wonderful laugh, a wonderful heart and everyone whose lives she touched has been blessed. She touched many lives. She is survived by one niece, Robin House and her husband Kevin of Fairfax; and a special friend, Margaret Marshall of Colchester. She was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Colchester with interment to follow in the Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting hours will be on Monday, September 18, 2000 from 7-8 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski, Vt.
ALBERT O. VENNER JR ENOSBURG FALLS — Albert O. Venner Jr., 84, died Sunday, September 17, 2000 at the Verdelle Village ECF in St. Albans. He was born April 24, 1916, in Barre, the son of the late Albert O. and Alme Rose (Willette) Venner. He was a resident of Enosburg Falls since 1983 and was a former resident of Brattleboro. He was employed at Agway in Brattleboro for several years retiring in 1979. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He is survived by a brother, Francis W. Venner of Barre; a sister, Jennie Sweet of Albany, NY; three step sons, William Baker of Waterville, Hollis Baker of Plainfield, Conn., and Harland Baker of Cannan, Conn.; one step daughter, Fern Arel of St. Albans; 20 step grandchildren; several step great grandchildren; one step great great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. He was predecease by his wife, Dorothy (Longe) Venner. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Ave. in Enosburg Falls. Interment will follow in the Montgomery Village Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt 05478. The family would like to thank the staff at Verdelle Village in St. Albans and the Brownway Residence in Enosburg Falls for the special care given to Albert over the past several years.
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EARL CARLTON BENNETT BARTON — Earl Carlton, 85, of Barton, and formerly of Newport, died peacefully, September 18, 2000 in Newport surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2000 in the Curtis-Britch Memorial Chapel, 37 Lake Road, Newport, with the Rev. James Paragamo officiating. Friends may call from 12 noon until the hour of the funeral on Thursday. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery with full military honors. Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Bennett’s memory may be made to the Maple Lane Nursing Home, Level Three, Maple Hill Road, Barton, VT 05822. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes, Inc., locally family owned and operated.
RUTH R. BOISSELLE WILLISTON — Ruth R. Boisselle, age 75, died suddenly at her home in Williston, Monday, September 18, 2000. She was born March 7, 1925, the daughter of the late Emil and Albertine (Cushing) Mercure. Ruth attended Winooski Schools, and was married in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church on December 1, 1945 to Henry Boisselle. During World War II, Ruth was employed by the American Woolen Mill and the Porter Screen Company, and most recently by the Econo Lodge in South Burlington for several years, until her retirement in 1987. Among her many interests, she enjoyed bingo and playing cards with her friends. She was also a member of R.S.V.P. and C.C.V.A. Programs, and the Williston Senior Center. Ruth is survived by her husband, Henry J. Boisselle of Williston; two sons, Henry E. Boisselle and his wife, Sharon of Essex Junction, Bruce Boisselle and his girlfriend, Susan Knisley of Winooski; five grandchildren, Ailsa Chastenay, Elyssa Boisselle, Benjamin Boisselle, Melissa Boisselle and Angela Boisselle; one great-grandchild, Stephen Chastenay; two brothers, Eugene Mercure and his wife, Clare of Scottsdale, Ariz., Robert Mercure of Burlington; two sisters, Beatrice Gove of Richford, and Thelma Syriac and her husband, Ray of Burlington. She was predeceased by three brothers, Henry, Armand, and Edward Mercure; and one sister, Mildred Aldrich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Williston. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, VT Affiliate, PO Box 485, Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements are made by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main Street, Winooski.
FRANK B. DEAETTE FT. MYERS,
FLA./BURLINGTON — Frank B. Deaette, age 74, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000
in the Cape Coral Hospital following a long illness. He was born in
Enosburg Falls, Vt. November 4, 1925, the son of the late Birney and Ida
May (Duso) Deaette. Frank was a former resident of Burlington, Vt.,
where he was employed as an Inventory Clerk at Hagar Hardware for 42
years, retiring in 1988. For the past 10 years, he had been a resident
of Fort Myers, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Woodworth)
Deaette of Ft. Myers; a daughter and her husband, Mary & William
Branthoover of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 2 grandchildren, Sarah & Holly; one
brother and his wife, George & Helen Deaette of Enosburg Falls; and
several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday morning
at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls,
with the Rev. Gerard Leclerc celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Enosburg
Falls. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 in the
Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Ave. in Enosburg Falls. For those who
wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart
Association, VT Affiliate, P.O. Box 485, Williston, VT 05495.
VIRGINIA ANNE (O’BRIEN) FAYETTE BURLINGTON — Virginia Anne (O’Brien) Fayette, 73, died on Monday, September 18, 2000 in the Vermont Respite House, Williston, following a battle with cancer. Virginia was born on April 9, 1927 in New Rochelle, N.Y., the daughter of Donald and Florence (Duffy) O’Brien. She graduated from St. Gabriel’s High School in New Rochelle, in 1946, and Trinity College in Burlington in 1950. She married James Fayette in Burlington in 1952. Virginia was a resident of Shelburne for almost 50 years. She was active in the community as a past member of the Shelburne Zoning Commission, and an active member of Saint Catherine’s Parish and Blessed Rafka Maronite Center. Virginia was predeceased by her father, (1963), her mother, (1974), her brothers, Donald (1989), David (1989), Kevin (1991), and her sister, Florence (1999). She is survived by her husband, James, of Shelburne; her sister, Maureen (Sister Christine of God, OCD) of Elysburg, Pa., her sister, Rita, of Sacramento, Calif.; her son, James and his partner, Julie Anderson, of Eagle River, Alaska; two grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and numerous members of a loving extended family. Her family said, “”Virginia’s family was the joy of her life. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. In the last years of her life, she doted upon her two grandchildren, and most recently delighted in visiting them in Alaska in June — only a few weeks before her passing.” A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church in Shelburne. Burial will follow in Resurrection Park in South Burlington. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Road, Williston, VT 05495. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
MARGARET C. GRANT ENOSBURG FALLS — Margaret C. Grant, age 83, widow of Harry Grant died unexpectedly Monday evening, Sept. 18, 2000 at her home. She was born in Barre on August 6, 1917. Margaret was a former resident of Rochester, N.H., and for the past 10 years made her home in Enosburg Falls. While living in Enosburg, her life was devoted to caring for and playing with all of her grandchildren. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Kathleen and William Spears, Jr. of Enosburg ; 4 granddaughters, Kim, Jeni, Jodi, & Robyn; 4 great-grandchildren, Aspen, Ali, Nick & Gage; 2 half brothers, Robert & wife, Donna Dandrow of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Mike & wife, Betty Dandrow of National Park, N.J.; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry and a son, Robert. Friends may call in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg, Friday evening from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home at 6 p.m. A graveside service will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the Rochester Cemetery on Franklin Street in Rochester, N.H. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the Enosburg Library in care of Mrs. Hildred Tatro, P.O. Box 206, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450.
FRED WILLIAM HAWLEY PORTSMOUTH, VA. — Fred William Hawley, age 70, died September 18, 2000 in Portsmouth Hospital in Va. He was a native of Burlington, a retired C.P.A. and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Teresa R. Hawley; daughters, Becky J. Nicholas and her husband, Dr. Ted Nicholas of Va., and Marcie D. Warner and her husband, David of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; sons, Bart J. Hawley and his wife, Karen of Jackson, Mich., and Matthew D. Hawley and his wife, Lisa of Suffolk, Va.; one sister, Mae Lemaster of Owensboro, Ky.; 2 brothers, Robert Hawley of Winooski, Vt. and David Hawley of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 6 grandchildren, Kyle & Sean Dunigan, Andrew & Joseph Hawley, Mary Margaret Warner, and Corey Hawley. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000 at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens on Thursday at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, Va. on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society or St. Mary’s Catholic Church Renovation Fund.
LINDA M. LaCOSTE ENOSBURG FALLS — Linda M. LaCoste, age 49, wife of Dwayne LaCoste, died Monday morning, September 18, 2000 at her home, surrounded by her family and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in the Church of the Nazarene in St. Albans, with the Rev. Walter Mahany officiating. Interment will follow in the Sheldon Village Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, VT Division, Inc. for Melanoma Cancer research, 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls is in charge of arrangements.
JANICE A. LOWELL WATERBURY — Janice A. Lowell, 62, of Hill Street in Waterbury, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2000. Born in Burlington on January 31, 1938, she was the daughter of Annie (Summers) Shephard and the late Leon Shephard, Jr. She was previously married to Spencer Morse. On December 19, 1983, she married John A. Lowell, Jr. in Waterbury. Janice was a 1956 graduate of Waterbury High School. As a young woman, she was busy as a homemaker and raising her family. She entered the work force as an assistant in the cafeteria at the Waterbury Elementary School, and later was employed as a bus driver for Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. Having passed the exam to become a psychiatric technician, she worked at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury for several years before joining her husband, John in operating Lowell’s IGA from 1980 – 1988. Since then, she has been employed as a licensed nurses aide at Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre. In 1999, she was honored as Geriatric Aide of the Year in the state of Vermont. Besides spending time with her children and grandchildren, one of her greatest joys was spending time with “”her people” at Rowan Court Nursing Home. Her memberships included the Waterbury Ambulance Service, the Waterbury Village Fire Department Auxiliary, was a member and former president of the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Unit #59 of Waterbury, and was a member of the Barre American Legion Unit #10. In her leisure time, she enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing bingo. She is survived by her husband of Waterbury; her mother of Waterbury; 2 daughters, Laura Morse and her partner, Carol Gyscek, and Melanie Byrd and her husband, George, all of Waterbury; a son, Matthew Morse and his wife, Julie, of Waterbury; a step-daughter, Kathleen Lowell of Duxbury; 2 step-sons, David Lowell of Duxbury and Scott Lowell of Calif.; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; 2 sisters, Nancy Potter of Waterbury Center and Elaine Cliche of Fayston; nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Bethany Bell of Barre. She was predeceased by a brother, Larry Shepard. Graveside services will be held from the Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe on Thursday, September 21, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Central VT Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641, or to Rowan Court Nursing Home Activities Fund, 378 Prospect Street, Barre, VT 05641.
JEWEL ELIZABETH STONE MERRYK CHRISTIAN STONE JEFFERSONVILLE — Jewel and Merryk were born on September 18, 2000 in FAHC in Burlington, the twin children of Abel and Carrie (Proulx) Stone. Jewel died shortly following her birth on September 18th, while her brother Merryk died the following day on September 19th. In addition to their parents, Abel and Carrie, the twins are survived by their maternal grandparents Robert Jr. and Denise Proulx of Jeffersonville; their paternal grandparents Richard and Priscilla Stone of Milton; their maternal great grandparents Eugene and Lillian Pudsey of N.H., and Robert Sr. and Barbara Proulx of Mass.; their paternal great grandparents Ralph and Lois Lupo of Conn., and Birney and Joyce Stone of Colchester; their maternal great great grandfather Ernest Pudsey of Fla., and paternal great great grandmother Gladys Eiss of N.Y.; their uncles and aunts Robert Proulx III, Dustin and Darcy Proulx, Lonnie, Joshua, and Caleb Stone, their precious cousin Damon Proulx and all of their loving family, friends, great aunts, uncles, and cousins. Our little precious ones are in the best hands of all now…Jehovah God’s. Merryk and Jewel knew how much we love them, and always will. We had a chance to tell them, and hold them, and be with them. They will forever hold a special place in our hearts and minds. We love you both. Love, Mommy and Daddy A memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 24th at 11 am in the Jeffersonville Village Cemetery with Eric Benson, a minister of the Cambridge Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdon Hall. A Private Graveside Service will be held Saturday, September 23rd at 11 am. Memorials in Jewel’s and Merryk’s memory may be made to the Fletcher Allen Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Fund c/o Peggy Palm, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, 237 Rt. 7 So., Milton, VT.
September 19
DEVON ANNE BROWN WATERBURY CENTER — Devon Anne Brown, 48, of Ripley Road, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000. Born in East Orange, N.J. on February 2, 1952, she was the daughter of Richard C. and Jeanne D. (Seeley) Bessett. On December 23, 1977, she married Donald R. Brown in Meriden, Conn. Devon was a 1970 graduate, member of the National Honor Society, and valedictorian of Central Catholic High School in Norwalk, Conn. She continued her education at Southern Conn. State College, where she graduated in 1975, with a degree in psychology, with a minor in music. Moving to Vt. with her husband in 1979, she was first employed by HOPE, a social service agency in Waterbury. She later took a position as controller for Bolton Valley Ski Area for 8 years before being employed by IDX in South Burlington as an accountant, retiring in 1994, due to declining health. She was particularly fond of cross-stitching, crocheting, bird watching, camping, reading, gardening, and sailing. She is survived by her husband of Waterbury Center; her parents of Norwalk, Conn.; a son, Matthew A. Brown of Waterbury Center; 2 sisters, Christine A. Bessett of Chocorua, N.H., and Suzanne J. Dean and her husband, David, of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Mark D. Bessette and his wife, Teresa, of North Haven, Conn.; a nephew, David Thibodeau; and 3 nieces, Gressa Shail, Chelsea Bessette, and Jodi San Donato. Funeral services will be held from the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Friday at 12 noon, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641, or to the Audubon Nature Center, 255 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462.
SHEILA K. DUNLEAVY SOUTH BURLINGTON — Sheila K. Dunleavy, 77, died September 19, 2000 at her home in South Burlington, as a result of breast cancer. She was born on March 12, 1923 in Bennington, the daughter of Thomas B. and Celia (Conneely) Kenny. Mrs. Dunleavy attended public and parochial schools in Bennington and graduated from the former Bennington High School in 1941. She graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1945. On Sept. 2, 1950, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington, she married John J. Dunleavy of Barre. They moved to Burlington in 1953, where they lived until moving to South Burlington in 1990. Mrs. Dunleavy worked as a registered nurse in New York City and in Vt. From 1961-1984, she operated Sheila’s Uniform Shop in Burlington. She was a member of the Cathedral parish in Burlington, where she formerly served as a member of the parish council, and St. John Vianney parish in South Burlington. She is survived by her son, John K. Dunleavy of South Burlington; her daughter, Maggie D. Dechant; her son-in-law, Thomas V. Dechant; and her grandsons, John J. Dechant, James T. Dechant, and Paul A. Dechant, all of LaCrosse, Kan. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters and their spouses, Margaret M. Kenny of South Burlington, James C. and his wife, Lois S. Kenny of Charlotte, Vt., Brigid Eileen and her husband, Robert M. Gleason of Scituate, Mass., and John P. and wife, Mary Anne Kenny of Santa Fe, N.M., as well as several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Linda Baird, R.N., of Winooski, who provided inestimable support to Mrs. Dunleavy and her late husband during their illnesses over the past two years; and by her caregivers, Patty Dunn and Janet Herrero of Circle of Care. She was preceded in death by her husband on April 24, 2000; by her parents; and by her youngest brother, Thomas A. Kenny. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington, with the Rev. John Hamilton presiding. Burial will follow in the family lot in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., Burlington, Vt. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: V.N.A., Home Care Program, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.
EMILY M. HANSEN BRISTOL — Emily M. Hansen, 89, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She was born on December 2, 1910 in New York City, the daughter of Charles and Anna (Watts) Messier. Emily served in the Women Army Air Corp. during World War II. She was a member of the American Legion. She married Adam Hansen in 1950. He predeceased her in 1972. Emily was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. She is survived by three stepchildren, Diane Heffernan of Bristol, William Peter Hansen of Lincoln, John Hansen of Rochester, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Joyce of Md.; four brothers, Robert Messier, Alexander Messier and Glen Messier, all of Washington, D.C., Edward Messier of Hyde Park, Long Island, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Henrietta and Jeanette and brother, Charles. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. Interment will be in Long Island National Cemetery at a later date. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Bristol, Vt. 05443, or Helen Porter Nursing Home, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol in charge of arrangements.
THELMA IRENE LAFOUNTAINE BURLINGTON — Thelma Irene LaFountaine, 88, of Burlington, died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Sept. 19, 2000 after a long illness. She was born in Moretown, Vt. on October 19, 1911, daughter of Emile and Esther (Kingsbury) Gauthier. Thelma was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Colchester. She was the widow of Omer LaFountaine, who prececeased her in July, 1971. She was loved by everyone who knew her, especially her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed. Thelma is survived by her children and their spouses, Virginia Caron, Mary and Norman “”Pete” Dion, all of Burlington, Frank and Sue LaFountaine of Essex Junction, Wilfred and Jean LaFountaine of Orlando, Fla., Harry and Barbara LaFountaine of Burlington, Aimes and Sandra LaFountaine of Tampa, Fla., Paul and Nancy LaFountaine of Colchester, Donald and Pauline LaFountaine of Burlington, a son-in-law, Dick Mayette of Burlington; a daughter-in-law, Florine LaFountaine of Manteca, Calif.; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Homer and Francis; a daughter, Juanita Mayette; two sisters; one brother; and their spouses. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, with Terry Barnes officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home today from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Thelma’s memory to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, c/o Terry Barnes, 64 Main Street, Colchester, VT 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.
CATHERINE CECILE McCANN BURLINGTON — Catherine Cecile McCann, 71, of Burlington, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Healthcare following a short illness. She was born in St. Albans on October 13, 1928, the daughter of the late John and Melvina (Audette) Rogers. She had been employed at Stannard’s Market on North Champlain Street for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral. She is survived by her 5 children, Nancy McCann, Patrick McCann, Michael McCann, and Timothy McCann, all of Burlington; and Kathleen McCann of Colchester; the family dog, Rocky McCann; 4 sisters, Ginger Riley of Milton, Eva Cote of Burlington, Leona Rogers and Margaret Bates, both of Winooski; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald James McCann on February 8, 1986, and by her brothers and sisters, Ed Rogers, Joseph Rogers, Mildred Winegar, Rita Brodeur, Helen Benoit, and Elma Bouin. Catherine’s family would like to give special thanks to John and Mary Provost, Tracey Robare, and her three adopted sons, Jimmy Merola, Franky Merola, and John Desautels for their support in our time of need. They also would like to thank the staff on Shepardson 4 at FAHC for all their special care and support throughout this most difficult time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 22, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road.
SHIRLEY M. MARSHALL WATERBURY CENTER — Shirley M. Marshall, 82, passed away peacefully at home with her family and friends by her side on Tuesday, September 19, 2000. Born in Bolton on February 2, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Rolla and Evelyn (Pierce) Keith. On January 26, 1936, she married Dwaine C. Marshall in Stowe. Shirley attended schools in Morrisville and Waterbury. As a young woman, she worked as a mother’s helper in Morrisville and later in Waterbury. Following her marriage, she was busy as a homemaker and raising not only her own family, but was a mom to many other children also. Family was the most important aspect in her life. Active in organizations, her memberships included the Waterbury Center Community Church and its affiliated Ladies Aid, the Waterbury Grange #237, Emerald Rebekah Lodge #33, the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit #59, and was a 4-H leader for many years. Her leisure time was filled with needle point, crocheting, flower gardening, ceramics, and reading. She gave particular care to her beloved cats and her houseplants. She is survived by her husband of Waterbury Center; 2 daughters, Joyce Couture and her husband, Doug, of Lunenburg, Mass., and Phyllis Marshall of Williston; 3 sons, Neil Marshall and his wife, Betty, of Waterbury; Bruce Marshall and his wife, Polly, of East Montpelier, and Steven Marshall and his wife, Bonnie, of Waterbury Center; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; a dear friend of the family, Rita Gauthier of Swanton; as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 sisters and 2 brothers. A reception in memory of Shirley will be held in the dining room of the Waterbury Center Community Church on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641, or to the Waterbury Center Community Church, PO Box 216, Waterbury Center, VT 05677. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury is in charge of arrangements.
PATRICIA V. PAYNE PHOENIX, Ariz. –Patricia V. Payne, 77, died Sept. 19, 2000, in Phoenix. She was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Burlington, Vt., the daughter of Thomas and Ruth (Vanderhoff) Gill. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1941. She married Reide B. Payne on July 5, 1947, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Burlington. Mrs. Payne was a charter member of the Rutland Emblem Club and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Reide of Rutland, Vt., and Phoenix; two sons, Timothy J. Payne of Rutland, and Dennis B. Payne and his companion, Deborah LaJoie, of Pitts ford, Vt.; two sisters, June Zimolka and her husband, william, of Old Beth Page, N.Y., and Elizabeth Costello of San Antonio, Texas; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Gill of North Babylon, N.Y.; nine nephews; and five nieces. She was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas Gill and John Gill, both of Burlington, and Robert Gill of North Bablylon, N.Y. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Raymond Giroux in St. Bridget’s Church in West Rutland. Interment will be in the Vermont National Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph at the convenience of the family. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Silver Towers Camp, c/o George Foy, Secretary, Rutland Elks Lodge 345, 45 Pleasant St., Rutland, Vt. 05701.
FREDERICK JOSEPH ROSS, JR. HUNTINGTON — Frederick Joseph Ross, Jr., 50, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000 at the home of his sister in Huntington, following a lengthy illness. He was born April 15, 1950 in Burlington, the son of Frederick J. Sr. and Eva (Barber) Ross. Mr. Ross enjoyed country western music and fishing and hunting. He is survived by his mother, Eva Ross of Richmond; three children, Ann Lavery and Jessica Ross, both of Fla., and Fred J. Ross III, of Colchester; four grandchildren; one brother, Clifford Ross and his wife, June of Westford; three sisters, Sandra Haskins and her husband, Larry Sr., of Huntington, Gail Ross of Williston, and Renee Haskins and her husband, David, of Richmond; six nieces and nephews; one grandniece and one grandnephew; and one very special friend, “”Mr. D”. Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot Street, Richmond. Funeral services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers at the request of the family. Donations only may be made to the American Cancer Society, VT Division Inc., 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
QUINN SULLIVAN TETZLAFF NORTHFIELD — Quinn Sullivan Tetzlaff, beloved son of Carl & Colleen (Sullivan) Tetzlaff died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 in the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. He was born in Randolph, Vt. on April 27, 2000. He is survived by his mother & father of Northfield; maternal grandmother, Jean Sullivan of Hampton, New Hampshire; paternal grandparents, Charles R. & Joan S. Tetzlaff of Burlington, Vt.; maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth J. Houston of Portland, Maine; paternal great grandmother, Harriet R. Tetzlaff of Burlington; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. His grandfather, John Sullivan died previously. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in the United Methodist Church in Northfield. Calling hours will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kingston Funeral Home, 35 Slate Avenue in Northfield. Burial will take place in the family plot in South Hero. Donations may be made in his memory to the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance, 10500 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 420, Columbia, Md. 21044.
September 20
RUTH L. MEDEIROS BURLINGTON — Ruth L. Medeiros, 79, of Burlington died in Fletcher Allen Healthcare on September 20, 2000 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Burlington on April 25, 1921, daughter of Leon and Evelyn (Bamey) Fortune. Ruth was a longtime member of St. Joseph Parish and the Confraternity of St. Joseph. She married Manuel Medeiros in St. Joseph Church in 1945; he predeceased her in 1974. Ruth loved doing crafts and socializing with her friends at 10 North Champlain Street. She is survived by her sister, Gloria Fortune of Burlington; her brother and his wife, Maxim and Janice Fortune of Bolton; a special sister-in-law, Elizabeth Fortune of Burlington; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, John and James Fortune. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment to follow in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 No. Winooski Ave., Burlington today from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Ruth’s memory to St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, 85 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
J. MAURICE MOREAU INVERNESS, FLA. — Mr.
J. Maurice Moreau, age 80 years, of Inverness, passed away Wednesday,
Sept. 20, 2000. He was born in Swanton, Vt. and came to Inverness 2
years ago from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mr. Moreau was a 1942 graduate
of St. Michael’s College, Winooski Park, Vt., where he received his
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and his Masters in Education. He
taught school for 21 years at the Peoples Academy in Morrisville; and
was a retired Immigration Inspector for the U.S. Government, after 33
years of service, 23 of them in Montreal, Canada; and a WWII Army Air
Veteran; and was Catholic by Faith. Surviving are his wife of 55 years,
Mrs. Grace Perry Moreau, Inverness, Fla.; 2 sons, Mr. John (Patricia)
Moreau, Ridgewood, N.J. and Mr. Robert Moreau, Morrisville; brother, Mr.
John P. Moreau, South Burlington; and sister, Mrs. Rolande Kane, Lake
Carmi, Vt. Those who wish, may send memorial donations to Hospice of
Citrus County. Arrangements are by Inverness Chapel, Hooper Funeral
Homes & Crematory.
CONSTANCE PROVOST ESSEX JUNCTION — Constance M. Provost, 80, of Essex Junction, died on Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at home with her loving family by her side following a short illness. She was born in Burlington on September 24, 1919, daughter of the late William and Mary Louise (Cote) Desjardins. She was a long time parishioner of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Essex Junction. Constance was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her four children; Janice McGrail of Essex Junction, Larry Provost and his wife Donna of Burlington, Robert Provost and his wife Darla of Grand Isle and Rick Provost of Colchester; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Constance was predeceased by one daughter, Martha Giroux; and by two brothers and five sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 10 AM in the Holy Family Catholic Church in Essex Junction. Interment will follow in the 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 on Friday, September 22, 2000, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski, VT.
September 21
WILLIAM J. DEVENEY CHESAPEAKE, VA./STOWE — A long-time resident of Stowe, Bill Deveney, 84, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, in Chesapeake, Va., near his daughter, Gail Pepe and her husband, Lou. He is also survived by a sister, Mildred Brooks, of Elizabethtown, Pa., nieces, nephews, other relatives, and his many friends and golf buddies. His beloved wife, Emily, predeceased him this past February. We would like to thank the aff at Chesapeake Place, Pam Moore, and Clarence Purnell, for their kindness and special care given to Bill. Friends of the Deveney’s are invited to gather at the Stowe Community Church on Monday, October 16, 2000 at 2 p.m. for a brief memorial to be followed by inurnment of both Bill and Emily Deveney at the Stowe Riverbank Cemetery Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Stowe Rescue Squad, Stowe, VT 05672. Tidewater Funeral Choices handled the arrangements in Va. and Stafford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements in Stowe.
THELMA L. RIVERS LAUZON WINOOSKI — Thelma L. Rivers Lauzon, 85, died Thursday September 21, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be held Monday September 25, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. Visiting hours are Sunday 2-5 p.m. in the funeral home with Temple Chapter #75, O.E.S. conducting their service at 2:30 p.m. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s Free Press.
ROBERT CHARLES SHIPWAY RICHFORD, VT/ FAYETTEVILLE, NY — Robert Charles Shipway, age 85, died Thursday morning Sept. 21, 2000 at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford. Robert C. Chipway, son of Richard Tanner Shipway and Charlotte Fancher Shipway was born July 18th, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois. Bob was raised in Chicago and graduated from the University of Chicago on a full sports scholarship in 1937. While in school, Bob was the captain of the baseball team as well as playing the position of quarterback to the first recipient of the Heisman Trophy, Jay Berwanger. Sports always played an important role in Bob’s life, most notably baseball. In 1932 he was a member of the Chicago American Legion Team, which successfully became the World Champions. After playing ball in college, Bob went on to play pro baseball and in later years resumed his love for the game by coaching his son’s many little league teams. In 1941, Bob married his beloved, Florence Begg of Chicago. The couple eventually settled in Fayetteville, New York to raise their four children. Bob and Florence were long-term residents of the town of Fayettesville and lived in their much treasured home for over forty years. Bob was a very successful salesman with All-Steel Equipment and retired in his early fifties. He and Florence loved to travel and spent winters in their second home in Vero Beach Florida where Bob continued his love for baseball by being an avid Dodger fan during Spring Training. He is survived by his wife Florence and his four children and their spouses, Kathy Crumb and Carl Gooley of Albany, New York, Jill and Mike Roy of Walnut Creek, California, Peggy and Richard Eastman of Charlotte, and Robert and Hillary Shipway, Jr. of Lafayette, California. Nine adored grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive Bob. Bob will be remembered for his quick wit, his athleticism, and his great love and admiration for his friends and family. A memorial service will be held Friday September 29, 2000, at 11:00 at the Eaton-Tubbs-Schepp Funeral Home on 7191 East Genesee St. in Fayetteville, NY.
JOSEPH S. ZAJCHOWSKI JOYCE M. ZAJCHOWSKI SOUTH BURLINGTON — Joseph S. Zajchowski, 72, and his wife, Joyce M. Zajchowski, 67, of South Burlington died as the result of an automobile accident in West Haven on Thursday, September 21, 2000. Joseph was born in Adams, Massachusetts on April 5, 1928 the son of Albert and Sophie (Filip) Zajchowski. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was a graduate of Illinois Institte of Technology in Chicago and received his degree in Architecture. Being well known in the architectural community, Joseph served several terms as president of the local chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, art and a good joke. On August 7, 1954 he was married in Chicago to Joyce M. Weber. They moved to Vermont in 1957. Joyce was born in Buffalo, New York on September 17, 1933 the daughter of Carl and Violet (Wald) Weber. She was a Registered Nurse having received her Nursing Degree from Passevant Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She worked for many years for the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester and derived great joy from caring for her patients. She enjoyed shopping, cooking and laughing. Together Joseph and Joyce dedicated their lives to their family and friends. They enjoyed traveling, gardening, nature, and were very active in their church, St. John Vianney. They are survived by their six children and their spouses. Kathleen and Jeffrey Tolbert of Brooklyn, NY, Steven Zajchowski of Jeffersonville, Carol and Dr. Mark Albertini of Madison, Wisconsin, Gregory Zajchowski and his wife Shari Halik of Richmond, Laura Zajchowski and her husband Gerry Hall of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, David Zajchowski of Cary, North Carolina; 8 grandchildren, Sara and Justin Tolbert, Jeffrey, Matthew and Michael Albertini, Rachel Zajchowski, Nathan and Zachary Hall. Joseph is also survived by two sisters, Irene Wojtkowski and Ilene Maluda both of Pittsfield, MA. Joyce is also survived by her mother, Violet Weber of Burlington and by a sister and her husband Lois and Robert McKinney of Huntington, Connecticut. They both also leave several nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in their memory to St. John Vianney Development Fund or to the Weston Priory. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington.
September 22
RAYMOND H. GRENLEY ESSEX JCT — Raymond H. Grenley died Sept. 22, 2000 at the Birchwood Nursing Home in Burlington He was born March 26, 1921 in Calumet, Michigan, the son of Nels and Mary (Erickson) Grenley. Raymond served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II. He received his masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan School of Mining and Technology. He worked for Dupont Co., G.E. and he retired from I.B.M. in 1987. He worked as a realtor for Martin Agency, Century 21, after his retirement from I.B.M.. Ray was a devoted member of the Green Mountain Chorus. he was a member of the Masonic Order. He volunteered at the Fletcher Allen Healthcare in the Cardiac Unit. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Johnson) Grenley of Essex Jct., 3 children; daughter Ruth LeBlanc of Charlotte, son Stephen G. Grenley and his wife Nola – Jane, of Island Heights, New Jersey, daughter Margaret and husband John L. Fox of Georgia, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers Ralph and George Grenley and his sister Margaret Jewell. Funeral Services will be held on Monday Sept. 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, 130 Maple Street, Essex Jct., VT. Burial will be at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center, VT at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours will be Sunday, Sept. 24 from 4-7 p.m. at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Jct., VT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to: Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, VT 05601 or to the Green Mountain Chorus, C/O Gregory Morrill, 202 Candy Hill Road, Stowe, VT 05672.
September 23
EDWARD C. BARRY ORWELL — Edward C. Barry, age 94 passed away Saturday September 23, 2000 at his home in Orwell. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 1:00 PM in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Orwell. Rev. Robert Mcknight, Pastor will officiate. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition. Arrangements are under the care of Sanderson Funeral Service, Middlebury.
ANTOINETTE SALVATOR BILODEAU WEYBRIDGE — Antoinette Salvator Bilodeau, age 80, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, Saturday, September 23, 2000. She was born in Roscoe, N.Y., February 8, 1920, the daughter of Joseph and Sadie (Litrenta) Salvator. Antoinette graduated from UVM in 1944, with a BS in Medical Technology. She was 1 of 3 in UVM’s first graduating class in Medical Technology. She worked at Mary Fletcher Hospital after graduating and also in W. Va. and Laconia, N.H. On April 23, 1949, she married Wilfrid R. Bilodeau in the newly built St. John’s Apostle Church in Johnson, Vt. Ann was an enthusiastic bird watcher, she maintained scrapbooks and was known for her wealth of knowledge on the subject. She and her husband also toured Vt. Covered Bridges, having visited bridges throughout the state collecting photographs and articles. She is survived by her loving family, her husband, Wilfrid; three sons; Blaise Bilodeau, Lawrence and his wife, France Bilodeau, Joseph and his wife, Wendy Bilodeau; her sisters-in-law, Marie Lackard and Dolly and her husband, Robert Sinclair; four grandchildren, Mark, Natalie, Leslie and Kelsey Bilodeau. Also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; 3 sisters, Louise Salvator, Innocence Brault and Marie Tomlinson; 2 sisters-in-law and their husbands, Yvonne and Alden Sargant and Mary Jane and Paul King. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. Celebrant will be the Rev. John McDermott, pastor. A reception will follow the Mass in the Fellowship Hall from 11:00 to 12:30. Graveside committal services and burial will be in Lamoille View Cemetery in Johnson, Vt. at 3:00 p.m. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Sanderson Funeral Home, 117 South Main Street, Middlebury. Memorial contributions may be made to Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 504, Middlebury or to the Addison County Home Health Care, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.
HENRY C. MILES MONTPELIER — Henry C. Miles, age 77, formerly of Winooski, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000 in the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin following a short illness. Henry was born in Winooski, Vt. on February 7, 1923, the son of the late Leonard and Lottie (Myers) Miles. He attended Winooski schools and was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Winooski. Henry served in the United States Army in WW II and in the Korean Conflict. He was in the United States Army for 11 years, and worked for 23 years at Girard Baking, and finally at Lone Pine Campground in Colchester as manager for 13 years. Among Henry’s many interests, he especially enjoyed camping, dining out with his grandchildren and friends and spending time with his dog, Oreo. He is survived by his wife, Nettie Miles of Montpelier; one son, Mark Miles of Swanton; two grandchildren, Chad Miles, US Marine Corps., Yorktown, Va., Chrissy Miles of Swanton; three stepdaughters, Jeanne and her husband, Doug Brink of Barre, Vt., Joanie and her husband, Lawrence Holmes of Hope, R.I., Joyce Bartlett of Berlin, Vt.; one stepson, Jeff and his wife, Sue DeForge of Adamant, Vt.; one brother, Harold and his wife, Pearl Miles and their children of Bristol, Conn.; one sister, Blanche Mongeon of Winooski, and several nieces and nephews. Henry was predeceased by his first wife, Rose Miles, in 1985; two brothers, Robert and Frank Miles, and one sister, Eleanor Miles. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Visiting hours will be Monday, September 25, 2000 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main Street, Winooski
JERRETTA CLARA MULVEY WATERBURY CENTER — Jerretta Clara Mulvey, 82, of Sweet Road, passed away at her home on Saturday, September 23, 2000. Born in Hamden, Conn. on December 6, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Jerretta (Barnes) Bamford. On April 18, 1942, she married George Francis Mulvey in West Haven, Conn. Mr. Mulvey passed away while serving during WW II on April 1, 1945. Mrs. Mulvey was a 1935 graduate of Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. Moving her family to Vt. and settling in Waterbury in 1963, she began work at the Vermont State Hospital, first as a psychiatric technician, and later as an assistant supervisor. From 1970 – 1998, she operated a community care home in Waterbury Center. A longtime red phone dispatcher for the Waterbury Ambulance Service, she also took delight in organizing and hosting the ambulance annual picnic and hayride. She previously had owned and operated a ceramics studio in Waterbury, an activity she enjoyed throughout her life, along with working with miniatures. She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Mulvey of Waterbury Center; a son, Douglas Mulvey and his wife, Dawn, of Kearsarge, N.H. and their son, Shawn Mulvey; a sister, Alice Wetmore of Wallingford, Conn.; 2 brothers, Oscar Bamford of New Haven, Conn., and Wesley Bamford of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, adley and Nancy Guyette of Waterbury Center. A sister, Laura Riggs, and 3 brothers, George Bamford, William Bamford, and James Bamford predeceased her. Graveside services will be held from the Waterbury Center Cemetery on Tuesday at 1 p.m. There will be no calling hours. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Waterbury Ambulance Service, PO Box 95, Waterbury Center, VT 05677, or to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury is in charge of arrangements.
NORMA JEAN (VANSLETTE) RITCHIE WINOOSKI — Norma Jean (Vanslette) Ritchie, 61, of Winooski, died in Fletcher Allen Healthcare on September 23, 2000 after a long illness. She was born in Burlington on January 7, 1939, daughter of Robert L. Pike and Hester A. Kellyhouse Pike. Norma was predeceased by her husband, Ronald J. Vanslette in April of 1968. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon and Moquin and her husband, Dan of Winooski, Mary Dusablon of Winooski, Patricia Tobin of Milton, Wendy Vanslette of South Burlington, Kelley Francis and her husband, Michael of Burlington, Melissa Burbo and her husband, Mikey of Essex Junction, and Michelle Miller of Burlington; two sisters, Mildred Simonds of South Royalton, and Ruth Billings of Burlington; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Pike. Norma will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends and neighbors at Spring Gardens. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church in Winooski, with interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call in the Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Norma’s memory to the American Lung Association of Vermont, 30 Farrell Street, South Burlington, VT 05403, or to Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.
September 24
C. BRIAN CROSBIE-FOOTE CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y./MIDDLEBURY, VT. — C. Brian Crosbie-Foote passed away Sept. 24, 2000 at his home in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. Brian would have been 44 on November 1, 2000. He was born and lived his youth in Vermont, where he graduated from Middlebury Union High School as Valedictorian in 1974. In 1978, he received his B.A. degree from Amherst College where he was also a member of Delta Upsilon. He married Holly Crosbie of Tarrytown, N.Y. on October 23, 1982. They made their home in Croton-on-Hudson since 1985, except for two years in Rochester, N.Y. Holly, their son, Cory, 9, and daughter, Hayley, 4, survive him. He worked in the Trust Departments of Manufacturers Hanover and Bank of N.Y. As a Certified Financial Planner, Brian was later self-employed as a tax advisor and financial consultant. He will long be remembered for his ready smile, wit, kindness, and even-handedness to all. Dedicated to his children, he strove to encourage them to have the qualities of openness and honesty with respect for the rights of all who touched their lives. Brian loved all sports and athletics, excelling in football, basketball, track, water polo, and lacrosse in high school and college. He took pleasure in his collection of antique clocks and toys, his culinary endeavors, and with Holly, enjoyed flower gardening and yard sales of every kind. He is also survived by his parents, Ralph and Nancy Foote, brothers, Tony, Peter (Sharon), Dick (Missy), and Cory (Hilary) Foote, together with nieces and nephews, Katy, Alec, Charles, Rob, Annie, T.J., Samantha, and “”little” Brian, all living in Vt. Holly’s parents, five sisters, brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews were also very dear to him. Brian, a humanitarian and history buff, cared deeply for those individuals who made a true difference in the world and, as inspired by Abe Lincoln, ”…always sought to pluck a thistle and plant a flower where he thought a flower might grow.” Those who watched and lived it with him will forever remember him for his valiant struggle against brain cancer. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 in the Reformed Church of Tarrytown at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, Ill., 60018 or http://www.abta.org/donation.htm
SARAH ANNE FORKAS BURLINGTON — Sarah Anne Forkas, 22, of Burlington, died as a result of a car accident on Sunday, September 24, 2000. A complete obituary will appear in a later Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.SARAH ANN FORKAS BURLINGTON — Sarah Ann Forkas, 22, of Burlington died as a result of an automobile accident on Sunday, September 24, 2000. She was born in Burlington on June 22, 1978, daughter of David Forkas and Mary (Sadler) Tahair. Sarah is survived by her daughter, Lexus Tiara Forkas of Burlington; her father, David Forkas of Colchester; her mother, Mary Tahair and her husband, Steven Tahair, Sr. of Hinesburg; her grandparents, Colin Sadler of Pennsylvania, and Jane Wimble and her husband, William of Enosburg Falls, Vt.; her brother, Michael Forkas of Burlington; her sister, Katie Forkas of Colchester; a stepbrother, Steven Tahair, Jr. of Hinesburg; two stepsisters, Crystal and Amber Tahair, both of Hinesburg; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is also survived by her best friend, Nikky Joyal of St. Albans. Sarah was the most generous person; she was always a giver, never a taker. A talented and published poet, Sarah and her daughter were inseparable, the best of friends. She will now go home to be with her friends and family whom she loves. Without Sarah, her family feels as if they have been dropped off somewhere they have never been and must find their way home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment to follow in Jericho Center Cemetery. Friends may call in the Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Sarah’s memory c/o Lexus Forkas Fund, VT Development Credit Union, 18 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements are by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.
BERTHA M. FOSTER WESTFORD — Bertha M. Foster, 84, passed away in the Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, where she had been a resident for a short time. Bertha was born on April 6, 1916, in Underhill, the daughter of Fred and Hattie (Brown) Bapp. She was the 14th of 16 children. She married Maurice C. Foster in Burlington on October 11, 1941. Maurice predeceased her on Sept. 1, 1999. Bertha attended Underhill schools and graduated from UVM and taught elementary school for 15 years, (often in 1 room schools) in Moretown, Fayston, Waterbury and Westford. She also taught in the Head Start Program in Fairfax. She was also employed at the Westford Post Office for 10 years. She served as a legislator from Westford in 1965-1966 and was active in Civic and Church affairs. Bertha was a very special person! She always devoted her life to someone else – her husband, her parents and special nieces and nephews and friends and neighbors. She was a member of the Westford United Church and attended the Moretown United Methodist Church while living with her sister. She was also a member of the Mad River Valley Seniors. Among her survivors is her niece, June Way, who has been like a daughter to her, and June’s husband, Frank and their children, Stephen and his wife, Lynn, Laurie, and Debra and Stephen’s children, Brandon, Tyler and Lauren Way. She is also survived by a brother, Arthur Bapp of Bristol and a sister, Gertrude Murphy of Moretown, a brother-in-law, Donald Foster, and his wife, Shirley and a sister-in-law, Irma Farnham of Moretown. She also leaves many nieces and nephews as well as many friends. She has earned her reward, but will be missed greatly. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, 2000 in the Minor Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service in the Minor Funeral Home located at 237 Route 7 South in Milton. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to either Moretown United Methodist Church, Moretown, VT or to United Church of Westford, c/o Fred Hodgdon, 1092 Osgood Hill Road, Westford, Vt 05494.
HAROLD J. ROBERTS, SR. ENOSBURG FALLS — Harold J. Roberts, Sr., 62, of Enosburg Falls, died Sunday, September 24, 2000 in the Northwest Medical Center in St. Albans. He was born in Burlington on February 26, 1938, the son of the late Raymond and Mae (Vochey) Roberts. He served in the US Army in Germany. He was married on January 23, 1960 to Carolyn Pelkey. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of Enosburg Falls; 5 children, Harold J., Jr., of Enosburg Falls, Charles I. of Fla., Rebecca Ann Badger and her husband, Arthur of Richford, Brenda Lee Longtin of Fla., and William H. of Richford; 10 grandchildren; 3 brothers and sister, Eleanor Lavalette of Hinesburg, William of Hinesburg, Donald of Fla., and Jack of Rutland, 1 sister-in-law, Mary Roberts of Essex Junction, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Roberta Bean and 2 brothers, Richard and Frederick, and one sister, Phyllis. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. Interment will follow in Lake View Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
September 25
LAURETTA LESAGE DuHAMEL WINOOSKI — Lauretta Lesage DuHamel, 71, of Winooski, has joined her predeceased husband, J. Roger on September 25, 2000. Waiting to join her are her ten very special children, Roger and wife, Linda of Fremont, N.H.; Arthur and wife, Deb of Lisbon Falls, Maine; Marie and husband, Emory of Colchester; Irene and husband, Alan of Fayeteville, Georgia; and Anne and husband, Douglas of Hinesburg; three precious grandchildren, Deanna and Bryce Waldrop and Melanie DuHamel, all of Md. Lauretta also leaves four sisters and two brothers along with many close relatives and dear friends. Your expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of ones choice. A Mass in honor of her life will be celebrated on September 29, 2000 at 9 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with interment to follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. Arrangements are made by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home of Burlington.
LEONA L. IANNI BURLINGTON — Leona L. Ianni, 98, formerly of Rutland, died Monday, September 25, 2000 in the Birchwood Terrace Healthcare Center in Burlington. She was born in Rutland on October 14, 1901, the youngest daughter of 13 children to Peter and Marie (Morin) Lorette. Mrs. Ianni was a longtime resident of Rutland and member of St. Peter Church. Mrs. Ianni was employed for twenty-five years by Dr. George Marshall, later became a Registered Record Librarian at the Rutland Hospital. Prior to her retirement, she assisted Dr. Louis Esposito in his office for twenty-six years. Her husband, Napoleon W. Ianni, a popular music educator and conductor known throughout central and southern Vt. predeceased her in 1977. In the mid 1980′s Leona moved to Burlington to be near her family. Mrs. Ianni is survived by 2 sons, Robert, and his wife, Jeannette of Morrisville; a son, Richard and his wife, Fran, of South Burlington.; grandchildren, Kevin of Middlebury; Robert, Jr. of North Troy; Edward of Charlotte, N.C.; Patricia of Hackettstown, N.J., and Michael and Christopher of Colchester. She also leaves eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Peter Church. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call in the Aldous Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, VT Division, Inc., 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, or Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, PO Box 1139, Montpelier, VT 05601.
FREDERICK LAMONDA CABOT — Frederick LaMonda, 75, died Monday, September 25, 2000 in Brattleboro. He was born in Stowe on June 4, 1925, the son of Valentine and Bernice (Preston) LaMonda. Frederick served his country during World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Bonnie Barnett on October 5, 1974. Fred had lived for the past 26 years in Cabot where he was a member of the Cabot United Church. He never retired and was currently employed at S.B. Collins, where he had worked for the past ten years. His previous employment was at Wymans, Inc., where he worked for 40 years. Fred was a master electrician and journeyman plumber. He was a Lifemember of the V.F.W. Post #792 in Montpelier, he was also a Lifemember of the N.R.A. Fred was an avid hunter and fisherman and he also enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Cabot; two sons, Val LaMonda and Carl LaMonda both of Stowe; a step-son, Bradley LaPan of Sarasota, Fla.; two daughters, Linda LaMonda of Cabot, and Debra Tyler of Stowe; a step-daughter, Robin LaPan of Cabot; a brother, William Sanborn of North Carolina; three sisters, Ellie Spaulding of Morrisville, Bernice Kelly of McGregor, Texas, and Helen Camley of Hyde Park; ten grandchildren and two twin great-granddaughters. He was predeceased by his parents, and his step-father, Cecil Sanborn, Sr.; a daughter, Linda Mae LaMonda; a step-son, Gary, and a brother, Cecil Sanborn, Jr. Contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to the Cabot Fire Department, c/o Skip Bothfeld, Cabot, Vt 05647. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2000 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Church Street, Hardwick. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 29, 2000 at 1 p.m. in the Cabot United Church in Cabot, with burial to follow in the Durant Cemetery, Lower Cabot. Arrangements are under the direction of the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Church Street, Hardwick.
JOANN WENDEL BRISTOL — Joann Wendel, 70, died at her home in Bristol on Monday, September 25, 2000. She was born on October 18, 1929 in Orange, Mass., the daughter of Fenwick and Eltheda (Ward) Estey. She was a graduate of Bristol High School and worked for many years at Drake Smith Company in Bristol. She then worked at Bristol Elementary School before her retirement in 1998. She loved to go fishing with her husband Harland and her grandchildren. She spent her summers tending her vegetable garden and many flower gardens and from her flower gardens came her children’s gardens. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid birdwatcher who cared year-round for the birds that came to her numerous feeders. Reading was a special joy for her and she liked nothing better than to be curled up in her rocking chair with yet another favorite book. Joann is survived by her husband of 52 years, Harland. She had six children. One daughter, Cathy and her husband, Glenn Ahrens of Bow, N.H. Five sons; George Wendel and his wife, Judy of Bristol, Scott Wendel and his wife, Vickie of Hinesburg, Hal Wendel and his wife, Margaret of Bristol, Brian Wendel and his wife, Meg of Bristol, and Dean Wendel and his wife, Cheryl of Chapel Hill, N.C. She leaves 16 grandchidlren and one great-grandchild. She also leaves two brothers; Fenwick Estey of Starksboro, and Frank Estey of Woodstock, Conn. Three sisters, Edythe Estey of Clifton, N.J., Eltheda Steady of New Haven and Nancy Hallock of Lebanon, OR. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Joann was predeceased by a brother, Richard Estey. Joann was a devoted wife and mother and she died peacefully surrounded by the family she loved. She was a no-nonsense kind of person but also one who understood the quiet beauty of the world around her. She was a wise and compassionate woman who was a source of strength for all of us who were lucky to have known her. God has taken another angel to watch over us. We will miss her deeply, for she was not only our wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, she was our best friend. Rest in Peace. We love you. Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Friends may call in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753, or The Munsill Hose Company, Bristol, Vt. 05443 for the Restoration of the “”36”.
September 26
FLOYD A. BOOSKA BURLINGTON — Floyd A. Booska, 69, died September 26, 2000, following a long and courageous struggle with lung disease in Fletcher Allen with his loving family by his side. He was born in Jericho on October 17, 1930, the son of the late Wallace and Gladys (Hunt) Booska. He served in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Korean Conflict having been stationed in Germany for two tours where he served as a military policeman. He was employed by Albert Wright’s Oil Burner Service for many years and then worked in construction plumbing until retiring in 1994. He is a member of the Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union/Local 693. He was a long standing Fraternal Member of the Eagles Club. His greatest joy was when all the family would gather together for barbecues and the holidays and he always enjoyed his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching the birds in his backyard and was a great cook. He loved to play cards with his friends and was a Giants football fan. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Setsuko Martha (White) Booska, who spent many hours lovingly taking care of him during the past year. Besides his wife, he is survived by 8 children and their spouses: Diana (White) & James Poirier of Milton, Allan Booska of Culver City, Calif., Mary (White) & David Ball of Milton, Rita (Booska) & Patrick Carlin of Naples, Fla., David & Judy White of Waterford, N.Y., James & Donna Booska of Burlington, Mary Ann (Booska) Lawrence of Rochester, N.Y., Peter White & his fiancee Christa Vento of Burlington; 15 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Yvonne Wilder of Florida, his sister Maida Begins and her husband Richard of Essex Junction, and his brother Gerald Booska and his wife Connie of Florida. Sisters and brothers-in-law in Japan, many nieces and nephews, and many wonderful friends. He was predeceased by his brother Roland Booska, his half-brother Gordon Booska, his brother-in-law Richard Wilder, and his half-sister Beulah McDonald.. Calling hours will be held Thursday, September 27, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Corbin & Palmer, 71 South Union Street, Burlington. Prayers will be said at 3:45. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on September 29 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to either The Vermont Lung Association or the Visiting Nurse Association. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the medical staff on Baird 4 of Fletcher Allen and to The Visiting Nurse Association for the care and compassion shown to Floyd and his family.
MICHAEL W. BORELLO WOLCOTT — Michael W. Borello, 43, died unexpectedly on Tuesday September 26, 2000. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on September 26, 1957, the son of Barbara (Provost) Gauthier and stepson of Lawrence Gauthier. Michael was married to the former Joanne Charette on December 21, 1979. Besides Joanne, he is survived by his son Thomas and his daughter, Brandy; two sisters, Donna, of RI and Deborah of Florida; and a brother, Thomas, of RI. Funeral services will be held 10 A.M. Saturday in the Trinity Assembly of God Church, Hyde Park, with interment following in the Taylor Cemetery, Wolcott. Visiting hours will be held 6-9 P.M. Friday evening in the White-Fiess Funeral Home 165 Brooklyn St. Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to the Borello family, c/o P.O. Box 74, Wolcott, VT 05680.
ANDREW H. PAQUIN BERGEN, N.Y. — Andrew H. Paquin, 42, died on September 26, 2000. He was the son of Christien and Priscilla Persons Paquin. He is survived by his wife Rosalie ”Bobbi” Housler Paquin; his children Duane Paquin, Jody Paquin, Eugene Lundfelt and Kellyjo Lundfelt; his brothers Merrick Gray, Paul Paquin, Christien Paquin, Leo Paquin; his sisters Lorraine Lawrence, Lillian Norris, Loretta Lawrence and Linda Dries; and the late Jackson Gray grandfather of two grandchildren. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen. Services are at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Brigid’s Church, Bergen. Memorials to Bergen Rod & Gun Club, P.O. Box 176, Bergen, NY 14416
BONNIE SHEA ROCK WILLISTON — Bonnie Shea Rock, age 57, a long time resident of the local area, died Tuesday September 26, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington with her loving family by her side. Bonnie was born in Colchester on April 25, 1943 the daughter of James D. and Emelda M. (LeBlanc) Shea. She attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic School and Rice Memorial Catholic High School. She was married to Robert Rock. Bonnie was employed for many years at IBM. She was a parishioner at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. Bonnie had several interests such as writing, she was an avid reader and a tremendous organizer, spending time with her dog “”Teddy, and enjoyed watching figure skating. She was very personable, outgoing, fun loving, and witty, with a very giving heart. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by two sons, Shaun and wife Felecia and their children Cody, Casey, and Samantha Rock of Milton, Dean and his wife Melissa and their daughter Jonessa Rock of Brandon; her mother, Emelda M. Shea of Winooski; three sisters, Barbara and her husband Daniel and their children Dane and Damon Kucharski of Lakewood, Colo., Betty and her husband Bruce and their children Robbin, Kyle, and Hollie Sarrazin of Colchester, Donna and her husband Larry and their son Michael McIsaac of Weston Fla.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends, and by her beloved dog “”Teddy. She was predeceased by her father James D. Shea. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Friday September 29, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski with interment following in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Kidney Association, P.O. Box 244, Burlington, VT 05402, or to St. Vincent DePaul Center, C/O Sr. Jeanne Barrette, 47 West Spring St., Winooski, VT 05404. Visiting hours will be Thursday September 28, 2000 from 6-8 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, Inc., 132 Main St. Winooski, VT.
SHIRLEY G. SPERANZA GREEN COVE SPRINGS,
Fla. — Funeral services for Shirley G. Speranza, 69, who died
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in Vencor of North Florida in Green Cove
Springs, Fla., were held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in St. Brendan’s
Church at 10 a.m. Interment followed in Vousia Memorial Park. Shirley
was born to Alfred and Gladys Merchand on Sept. 20, 1931, in Burlington,
Vt. She spent the past 12 years here in the Ormond Beach area, moving
from Burlington, Vt. She is survived by her husband, Anthony; and her
sons, Michael Pepin of Ormond Beach and Bruce Pepin of New Smyrna Beach;
her daughter, Valerie Bruce of New Hartford, Conn.; stepdaughters
Rosemarie Speranza and Kathleen Thompson; stepsons Anthony Speranza and
Michael Speranza; brother Arthur Merchant of South Burlington, Vt.;
sister Doris Pepin of Burlington, Vt.; grandchildren Christopher,
Benjamin, Nicholas, Alex, Jason, Mary, Jen, Carrie, Sara, Virginia and
Alexandra. Conributions in her memory may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Blake Destiny Road, Suite 415, Maitland,
Fla. 32751. Arrangements were under the direction of Ormond Funeral
Home, 733 W. Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, Fla. 32174. Condolences to
the family may be sent via website to http://www.ormondfuneralhome.com.
September 27
GRACE MARIE CARLSON STOWE — Grace Marie Carlson, age 87, passed away Wednesday September 27, 2000 after a brief illness in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. She was born on May 8, 1913 the daughter of the late Frederich and Ellen Kroog in Hoboken, N.J. Upon moving to Vermont in 1983, she was a long time friend and volunteer for transportation of the Central Vermont Council on Aging. She is survived by her daughter Maureen and son-in-law Sven Skjolberg of Stowe; three granddaughters, Karen Moskal of Wayne, N.J., Joyce Von Bernewitz of Waterbury, and Sandra Skjolberg of New Port Richey, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Erin, Michael, and Erik. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl, and her two sisters, Marion Ward and Eleanor Berry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Church on the Mountain Road in Stowe, followed by an interment in the Riverbank Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe is in charge of arrangements.
WILLIAM FRANK BURLINGTON — William Frank died in Starr Farm Nursing Center on September 27, 2000. A graveside service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday in Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery, Patchen Rd., So. Burlington. A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow’s Free Press. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.WILLIAM G. FRANK BURLINGTON — William G. Frank, 93, died September 27, 2000 at Starr Farm Nursing Center. Bill leaves his wife of 62 yrs., Hilda; nephew & niece, Frank & Ducky Donath; 2 grand nieces, Amy Donath & Emilie Langdon all of Burlington , and 2 grandnephews, Charles Donath of Saratoga Springs and Charles Fantle of Florida. A private graveside service will be held Friday in the Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors
CHARLES R. GARVIN BURLINGTON — Charles R. Garvin, 80, of 10 No. Champlain St. passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at Fletcher-Allen Health Care, after a long illness. He was born on August 22, 1920 in Boone Mountain, Pennsylvania, the son of Jeff and Pheobe (Nickols) Garvin. He had been employed with the New York Central Railroad for nearly ten years and for various contractors. He later was a custodian at Thayer School on North Ave. for many years and was a part of the Foster Grandparents Program at John F. Kennedy School in Winooski. Mr. Garvin was a parishioner of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral and a member of the Confraternity of St. Joseph. He leaves his wife, Blanche (Mongeon) Garvin of Burlington, nine children: Michael Garvin, Mary Benway, Charles R. Garvin Jr., Dennis Garvin, Gloria Reed, Nancy Brehaut, Edward Bigelow, Leroy Bigelow and Debra Stearns; many grand, great grand and great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, especially Paul Davis. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Garvin and his two sisters, Mary Garvin and Martha Lockwood. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 10 A.M. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Annex. The family wishes to acknowledge with grateful appreciation, all the kind and attentive care given to Mr. Garvin by the Visiting Nurses Association, The Hospice Team and especially The Fletcher-Allen Kidney Dialysis Unit. Those wishing may send Memorial Contributions to The Dialysis Unit, FAHC, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave.
MALCOLM ROBERT GEE WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — Malcolm Robert Gee, 74, of Winter Garden, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at his residence while under the compassionate care of Hospice. He was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Vergennes, Vt., the son of the late John and Bertha (Daniels) Gee. He was a meat cutter for 40 years and later retired as a truck driver with New England Air Construction. He was a Roman Catholic by faith. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lillian (Miller) Gee of Winter Garden; two sons, Brian of Dallas Texas, and Melvin of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Kenneth of Cape Coral, Fla. A Memorial Mass was held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden. Cremation arrangements by Collison-Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden.
ATSUKO IKEDA WINOOSKI — Atsuko Ikeda, 37, of Lapointe Street died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000. She was born in Japan on Aug. 14, 1963, the daughter of Jiro and Yoshoko (Nakazawa) Ikeda. She arrived in the United States in 1999 and moved to the Burlington area in June of this year to study in the graduate program at St. Michael’s College. Prior to her moving, she taught English to children in her hometown in Japan, which she loved, and her children loved her. Atsuko loved outdoor activities, particularly snowboarding. She also enjoyed talking with her many friends. Besides her parents in Japan, two sisters survive her: Sachiko Ikeda, and Maskako Maruyama and her husband, Yoshio; her brother, Hiroshi Ikeda and his wife, Aiko; three nephews, and one niece, all of Japan. The family of Atsuko requests that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in a donation in Atsuko’s name to St. Michael’s Rescue Squad, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vt. 05439. Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
DOROTHY S. ROGERS BURLINGTON — Dorothy S.
Rogers died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in the Burlington Health and
Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Genoa, N.Y., on April 11, 1908,
the daughter of William P. and Lillian Weeks Shaw. She was a longtime
member of St. Hilary’s Church in Genoa and, when that closed, St.
Bernard’s Church in Scipio Center. Dorothy is survived by three
daughters, Virginia Deutschbein of Walworth, N.Y., Alice Steinmetz of
Crescent City, Fla., and Nancy Cousino of South Burlington; a sister,
Edna Crim of Auburn, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;
three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her husband, Edward (“”Ted”); her son, James;
her granddaughter, Mary Ellen Deutschbein; brothers Charles, Louis,
Ernest, William, and Raymond; and sisters Grace, Flora, Ruby, and
Katherine. Dorothy was a kind and gentle woman who loved her family and
friends, her books, her garden, traveling, and just enjoying nature.
Genoa remained dear to her heart, even when she was no longer able to
live there, and she always enjoyed hearing from her many friends and
relatives with news from back home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Bernard’s Church in
Scipio Center, N.Y. Burial will follow in St. Bernard’s Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 3177 Main St.,
Genoa, N.Y., on Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, from 4 to 7 p.m.
DONALD G. WHEEL BURLINGTON — Donald G. Wheel, 78, of Colchester died in Fletcher Allen Healthcare on September 27, 2000. He was born in Burlington on October 23, 1921. Don was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of the BPOE #916. He will be remembered by many in the area as the taxi driver, the egg man, or the bottle collector. Don was predeceased by his wife Katherine Wheel. He is survived by two sons, Timothy and Scott Wheel; a brother and his wife, Leon Bushey Sr. and Joanne Bushey; a sister and her husband, Barbara and Thomas Dillon; his special friend, Mavis Robinson; and many loving family members. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in East Cemetery in Williston. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 No. Winooski Ave. from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening. Those who wish may make contributions in Don’s memory to Silver Towers, Ripton, VT 05766. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
September 28
ASPATIA ”SPA” BLEAU COLCHESTER — Aspatia ”Spa” Bleau, 75 of Colchester, died Thursday, September 28, 2000, surrounded by her loving family, at her home following a long illness. She was born in Burlington on April 5, 1925, the daughter of Herbert and Stella (Gordon) Pashby. Spa was married on August 5, 1950 in Burlington to Richard R. Bleau, who predeceased her on April 16, 1999. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by six children, Norma Jean Stowell and her husband, Robert, of Milton, Arthur R. Bleau and his wife, Nancy, of Milton, Bruce A. Bleau of Colchester, Nancy Lynn Tobler and her husband, Daniel, of Maryland, Keith R. Bleau and his girlfriend, Fawn Bouvier of Colchester, and Lisa M. Nichols and her boyfriend Michael Wright, of Colchester; eight grandchildren, Brian Bleau, Thomas and Todd Stowell, Gary Bleau, Sarah and Loren Bleau, Robbie and Terry Tobler, one great-grandson, Kaleb Pierce; her mother, Stella Pashby of Burlington; three sisters, Gloria Hayes of Burlington, Marlene Haser of Arizona, and Katherine Bither and her husband, Richard, of Florida, one brother, Robert Pashby of Burlington, a special nephew and his his wife, Wayne and N. Maedean Bither, and many other nieces and nephews, and special angels, Rae Bleau, Sheila Hendee, and hospice nurse, Margaret Sussman. She was also predeceased by her father, Herbert Pashby, one brother, Lawrence Pashby and one sister, Lenora Jenot. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, October 2, 2000 at 12:30 P.M., in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Jct. Burial will be in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446. Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Jct.
VIRGINIA MARGARET (MARBUT) BURNHAM NORTHFIELD — Virginia Margaret (Marbut) Burnham, 90, a longtime resident of Hill Street, Northfield, died peacefully Sept. 28, 2000, in Central Vermont Hospital following a short illness. She was born Jan. 15, 1910, in Sweetwater, Texas, the daughter of Douglas C. and Margaret Canzadia (Hudson) Marbut. Her family lived in Texas, Arkansas and Missouri before settling in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she attended public schools. She began music lessons at the age of 8 in Fayetteville, Ark., and presented her first recital after only five months of study. She was a member of the Colorado Springs Music Club and was the youngest member ever voted into the American Music Society at age 17. When radio first came into being, she was very active in the Colorado Springs KFUM station as a studio accompanist and member of the KFUM trio for a very popular children’s program of music and stories, where she was known as “”Aunt Virgie.” She played piano and provided sound effects for the silent movies in a theater in Colorado City, Colo. In Colorado Springs, she taught public school music at the Cheyenne Mountain School, grade school and high school and taught piano privately. She also accompanied the Cheyenne Mountain exhibition folk and square dancers as they performed in and out of state–as far away as New Jersey and New York City. She married George H. Burnham on Aug. 30, 1936, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She and her husband moved to New York City and later to Hempstead, Long Island, where she taught public school music and taught private piano and organ at the Cathedral School of St. Mary. While there, she co-wrote and produced an original musical drama, “”Wear Pink,” which was performed in other schools in New York and New Jersey as well as in Northfield when she and her husband moved to Vermont in 1945. In Northfield, she became a member of the United Church and was church organist and choir director from 1946 to 1975. Mrs. Burnham also spent 35 years providing private piano and organ instruction to Northfield students as well as participating in a local piano-violin-cello trio, accompanying and performing with many central Vermont ensembles, including the Vermont Philharmonic, and directing several town choral groups over the years. She was a member of the American Guild of Organists and one of the founding members of the Vermont Music Teachers Association. She held national certification as a teacher of piano, organ and choral conducting. She was very active in local affairs and state and national women’s club activities. Among other things, she was first president of the Northfield Improvement Society; active in organizing and running the Red Mitten Craft Shop; Grand Marshal of the Northfield Labor Day Parade in 1987 (with her three grandchildren); active in the Northfield Ladies Reading Circle and General Federation of Women’s Clubs since 1946; member of the Northfield Historical Society; volunteer with the RSVP program; a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; president of the Vermont Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1964-1966; music chairman of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1966-1968; and secretary/treasurer of the New England Conference of Women’s Clubs, 1970-1972. Playing bridge with friends was a constant source of satisfaction and pleasure for her throughout her time in Northfield. She maintained her own home and remained active, playing bridge regularly and volunteering at the Red Mitten Craft Shop and the Northfield Senior Citizens Center until her death. Her husband, George, a retired professor of physics at Norwich University, died in Nov. 1985, shortly after celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary. She leaves a daughter, Mary Virginia Gold of Columbia, Md.; and a son, Douglas George of Montpelier; two grandsons, Adam Douglas Gold and Ezra Robert Gold; and one granddaughter, Ella Mary Burnham. A funeral service will be held in Northfield in the United Church on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Northfield Senior Center, Wall Street, Northfield, Vt. 05663.
MARY R. CLARK RIPTON — Mary R. Clark, 72, passed away peacefully Sept. 28, 2000, as a result of complications following heart surgery. Mary was born in New York City, the daughter of Clarence B. and Anna Mae (Knibbs) Riggs. She married Richard M. Clark on Oct. 10, 1947. She graduated from the University of Utah with an advanced degree in English from Middlebury College. She taught English and humanities at Rowland Hall, St. Mark’s, in Salt Lake City for many years, culminating as principal of the elementary school. She was an avid historian and genealogist. Her doctoral research while studying at the University of Utah was in the development of women’s education in Utah. When she moved to Vermont, she taught in the Adult Diploma Program for the State of Vermont. She spent summers throughout her life in Ripton and eventually retired here in 1986. Her love for Ripton kept her involved with the town and the Ripton Historical Society. She was immediate past president of the Women’s Club of Middlebury. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and the East Middlebury Methodist Church. She enjoyed bridge and gardening. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard M. Clark, three children, Constance Reese and Alice Clark of Ripton, and Jonathan Clark and his wife, Kristie, of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter-in-law Meryl Clark of Kensington, Md.; three grandchildren, Jessica, Alexandrea and Benjamin; two sisters, Alice Moore of Houston, Texas, Ruthanne Jansen of Newberry, Fla.; and her brother, Clarence Riggs of Pasadena, Md. She was predeceased by a sister, Caroline Rhodes; and her son, Christopher Clark. A memorial service will be held in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Church in Middlebury, Vt., or the Ripton Volunteer Fire Department.
EDWARD A. DACRES, SR. COLCHESTER –Edward A. Dacres, Sr., 63, of Colchester, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 28, 2000. He was born in Moretown on February 1, 1937, son of the late Mancel and Mae (Battles) Dacres. Edward was a member of the Local Union 693 Plumbers and Pipefitters. He was a lifetime member of the Winooski Methodist Church. Edward was predeceased by his wife, Helen Malzac Dacres, a grandson, and a niece. Survivors include his very special friend and companion, Linda Barto of Colchester, two sons, Edward A. Dacres, Jr. of Burlington and Allen Dacres of Colchester and his fiance, Lorene Butler, a brother, Thomas Dacres and his wife Diane of Burlington, four sisters, Evelyn Bourdeau of Colchester, Clara Beech and her husband J. Robert of Winooski, Bertha Worthy and her husband Jim of North Carolina, Rena Bevins and her husband Richard of Burlington and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. In keeping with Edward’s wishes, he will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at The Winooski Methodist Church on West Allen St. in Winooski on Monday, October 2, 2000 at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to The Winooski Methodist Church, P.O. Box 53, Winooski, VT 05404. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski, VT.
JUDITH GLENNA (GERVIA) FAIRBANKS SHELBURNE — Judith (Gervia) Fairbanks died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at her home in Shelburne. Mrs. Fairbanks, daughter of the late Henry and Thelma Gervia, was born March 30, 1937, in Shelburne. She attended Shelburne High School. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Fairbanks; and daughter Valerie Jean. As the wife of a 20-year Army veteran, she resided in countries and states all over the world. She was a longtime member of Post No. 782 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and held several offices during her long tenure. She is survived by her sisters and brothers, Joan (Harry) Wooster of Shelburne, F. Gene Gervia and Mark F. (Beatrice) Gervia of Kissimmee, Fla., Mary Lou Coleman and Norreen (Antonio) Miro, both of Miami, Fla., and Neil T. (Tami) of Monkton. She is also survived by an aunt, Rita Ann St. George of Charlotte; many nieces and nephews; two brothers-in-law, Raeburn (Florence) Fairbanks of Georgia, Vt., and Francis Lucia of Florida; and her extended family and friends of Post No. 782 of the VFW, Burlington. Her helping hands and giving, generous heart will be missed by all those she touched. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Shelburne. Calling hours will be at the Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, today from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Shelburne Village Cemetery following the services. Arrangements are in the care of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, Shelburne.
HERMAN J. ”TOT” MAYNARD SOUTH BURLINGTON — Herman J. ”Tot” Maynard, 88, of South Burlington, died on September 28, 2000. He was born in Burlington on May 31, 1912, son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Gendron) Maynard. Herman was employed by Strong Hardware for 35 years, then he ran Bissette Hardware and retired from Hagar Hardware in 1980. He enjoyed his children and grandchildren and also his great grandchildren. Tot was an avid woodscraftsman and a flea marketer. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Eunice Laura (Tufts) Maynard of So. Burlington; one son and his wife, Philip and Nancy Maynard of Plattsburgh, New York; one daughter and her husband, Merrilyne and Keith Palmer of St. Albans; eight grandchildren, Philip Jr., Patrick, Paul, Peter, Paula, and Perry Maynard, Lyn-Ann Mayhew, and Laurie Palmer; ten great grandchildren; two sisters, Claire Delorme and Cecelia Relyea, and two brothers, William and John Maynard, all of Burlington. He was predeceased by two brothers, George and Richard Maynard, and one sister, Theresa Pashby. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 No. Winooski Ave., Burlington with interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make donations to the New Kurn Hattin Homes, PO Box 127, Westminster, VT 05158. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
September 29
MARION E. BRODIE BURLINGTON — Marion E. Brodie, 80, died in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, Sept. 29, 2000. She was born in Detroit, Mich., on July 2, 1920, the daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth (Pope) Teclu. Graduating from the University of Michigan, Marion worked as a rare book dealer who owned and operated “”Marion the Antiquarian Librarian” in Auburn Hills, Mich., for more than 20 years. She moved to the Burlington area to be with her family. Surviving are her daughter, Shelia Towers and her husband, Bill Towers, of Shelburne; and her son, Kevin Scanlan and his wife, Mary Frances McCatty, of New York City; and two grandchildren, Faith and Ty. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Robert Brodie, in March 2000. According to Marion’s wishes, there will be a private memorial service for her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
PHYLLIS (PLOOF) DeVOID BURLINGTON – Phyllis (Ploof) Devoid entered into God’s kingdom Friday, Sept. 29, 2000. She was born in Burlington on May 8, 1922, the daughter of Raymond J. and Dorothy (Gelinas) Ploof. Phyllis married Bernard H. DeVoid on Oct. 11, 1945, and they would have celebrated 55 loving years next month. She spent many years making a happy home for her husband and raising their five children. Phyllis also loved traveling, camping, and just talking to people. Besides her husband, Bernard, she is survived by three children and their spouses, Raymond and Anna DeVoid, Linda and Denis Duclos, and Carol and Steven Corrow; 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa and Steven Rippie, Raymond Jr. and Chrystal DeVoid, Michelle and Daniel St. Hilaire, Rebecca and Laura Devoid, Lonnie Isham, Kimberly and Mary Corrow, Sandy Harris and Bernard Devoid III; three great-grandchildren, Allysha, Rehanna, and Danara; seven brothers and their spouses, Richard and Barbara Ploof, Raymond Jr. and Norma Ploof, Charles and Lorraine Ploof, James and Beverly Ploof, Oliver and Jackie Ploof, Edward and Doris Ploof, and Patrick and Vi Ploof; five sisters and their spouses, Helene Thayer, Catherine and Bernard Couillard, Sister Lucy Ploof, Pamela and Joseph Gagnon, and Marjorie and Arthur Limacher; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Ploof; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Bernard DeVoid Jr. and Robert DeVoid; and two brothers, Leo and Calvin Ploof. Phyllis will be deeply missed by her family and friends. You are not forgotten, loved one Nor will you ever be As long as life and memory last We will remember thee. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Phyllis’ memory to the American Lung Association of Vermont, 30 Farrell Drive, South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
MARGARET “”PEGGY” MONSPORT SCANNELL BERLIN — Margaret M. Scannell, 87, of Fairfield, Conn. and Berlin, Vt. died peacefully on September 29, 2000, surrounded by the love of her family and the compassionate care of the Woodridge Nursing Home staff. The former Margaret Elizabeth Monsport, “”Peggy” was born on June 6, 1913 in Bridgeport, Conn. A talented, classically trained dancer, when Peggy was 15 years old in the midst of the great depression, she was “”discovered” and offered a starring role in a Broadway dance show called Morocco Bound. Following its success on Broadway, the show continued to tour throughout the United States by train for two years, playing in 46 of the 48 continental states. While on tour, Peggy continued her high school education via tutor, as she traveled with the dance company from city to city with her chaperone in the company’s private railway coach. In 1946, Peggy married Richard “”Chud” Scannell of Devon, Conn., and together with Chud raised three sons, Dennis, Jeffrey, and R. Weir Scannell. In her later life, Peggy followed in her mother’s footsteps and found great meaning and satisfaction in being a caregiver and cook for elderly people in their homes. Her main joy, however; was simply in being a loving mother and grandmother. After suffering a stroke in the fall of 1999, Peggy became a resident of the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, Vt., where the staff became very fond of her. During her time at Woodridge, she felt deeply cared for, at peace, and able to let go. Peggy was predeceased by her mother, Anna Lengyel Monsport and her father, James Emery Monsport. She is survived by her brother, Eugene J. Monsport of Parsippany, N.J.; her former husband, Richard of New Bern, N.C.; her three sons, Dennis of Waterbury, Jeffrey of Montpelier, and Richard Weir of Fairfield, Conn.; Dennis’ wife, Laurel and daughters, Cady and Devin; Jeffrey’s wife, Stephanie; Weir’s former wife, Kathy, son Sean, and daughter, Megan of Lindstrom, Minn.; and nephews, Weldon, John and Michael Monsport of N.J. Throughout her life, Peggy had a grace and dignity and beauty that was inspiring, quiet, gentle, and gracious. A memorial service and celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, Vt. at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2000. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peggy’s memory may be sent to the Woodridge Nursing Home Activities Fund, Box 550, Barre, VT 05641.
EDWARD MORTON WHITCOMB ESSEX JUNCTION — Edward Morton Whitcomb, 64, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington due to complications from injuries sustained in an accident earlier in the week. He was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Burlington, the son of Robert Morton and Kathryn (Thomas) Whitcomb. Ed graduated from Burlington High School in 1955 and attended the University of Vermont. He married Polly Bosworth on Oct. 22, 1958, in Middlebury. Ed was a well-known and respected farmer in Essex Junction. He was a kind and gentle man who will be remembered by all who knew him for the love and values he instilled in his family. He is survived by his wife, Polly B. Whitcomb of Essex Junction; two sons and their wives, Onan and Mary Whitcomb, and Lorenzo and Mary Beth Whitcomb of North Williston; one daughter and her husband, Meg and Craig Armstrong of Underhill; grandchildren Jessica, Rebecca and Benjamin Whitcomb, Cale, Max and Dane Whitcomb, all of North Williston, and Zeb, Robyn, Elizabeth and Eli Armstrong of Underhill; one brother, Robert M. Whitcomb Jr. of Essex Junction; one sister, Elizabeth Whitcomb Brown of New York, N.Y.; and a cousin, John Jackson of South Burlington. A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Will Wool Building (Arts and Crafts building) of the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in Essex Junction. Immediately following the service, friends are invited to meet with the family until 6 p.m. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, is in charge of arrangements.
September 30
MABEL (nee Block) BOTTINO NORTHFIELD — Mabel (nee Block) Bottino, 74, of Northfield formerly of Park Ridge, New Jersey, died saturday, September 30, 2000. Before retiring, she was a self-employed owner of Eddies Inn in Park Ridge, NJ. She was a member of Elks BPO Westwood Lodge #1562 Woman Auxiliary in Westwood, NJ. Arrangements were by Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus, NJ.
RICHARD BERNARD CHASTENAY BURLINGTON — Richard Bernard Chastenay, 68, of Burlington died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Sept. 30, 2000, after a long illness. He was born in Burlington on April 2, 1932, the son of Bernard Cecil and Marguerite Louise (Nay) Chastenay. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. For many years he worked as a farmer and then for 23 years worked in maintenance for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington. Richard was a member of the VFW, Howard Plant Post No. 782, the American Legion, and the RVA in Winooski. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rosemary Florence (Stone) Chastenay of Burlington; his children, Robert William Chastenay and his special friend, Linda Dreaney, of Starksboro, Richard Allen Chastenay of Colchester, Cindy Marie Chastenay of Burlington, Cathy Lynn Ledue and her husband, Dominic Ledue Sr., of Essex Junction; two sisters and their spouses, Betty and John Thompson of Burlington, and Mary and Roger Thompson of St. George; a brother, Phillip Chastenay of Montpelier; a sister-in-law and her husband, June and Richard Hebert of Burlington; a brother-in-law, Albert Stone of South Burlington; five grandchildren, Eric, Kelly and Sean Chastenay, Shelbie Ledue and Dominic Ledue Jr.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Alice Joyce Baker; and a brother, William Edward Chastenay. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A graveside committal service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday in East Cemetery in Williston. Those who wish may make contributions in Richard’s memory to the VNA, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
HENRY J. CLOUTIER NEWINGTON, Conn. — Henry J. Cloutier, 70, of Newington, Conn., died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at his home. Born and raised in Burlington, Vt., son of the late Hyacinthe Cloutier and Yvonne (Rosseau) Cloutier, he was a Newington resident for the past 30 years. Henry retired from Micron Co. Inc. in Berlin, Conn., after many years of employment. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was known as a “”master gadgeteer” with an inquisitive, scientific flair. His survivors include seven stepchildren, Mary Ellen Giarnella of Cromwell, Conn., Michael Burgoyne of East Lyme, Conn., Carolyn Balis of Lawton, Okla., Steven Burgoyne, David Burgoyne, and Kathy Burgoyne, all of Carmel, Maine, and Daniel Burgoyne of Virginia; five grandchildren; three brothers, Maurice Cloutier of South Burlington, Robert Cloutier and Raymond Cloutier, both of Colchester; seven sisers, Pauline Hamelin of Glens Falls, N.Y., Edna Brown of Charlotte, Claire LaPlant of Colchester, Rita Walton of Boxford, Mass., Sue Dreyer of Valatie, N.Y., Helen Rosenblum of Hinesburg, and Alice Wingerter of Lancaster, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, Conn., with the Rev. Alan Druckenmiller officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Farmington, Conn. Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Newington Memorial.
BEVERLY T. KENYON SWANTON — Beverly T.
Kenyon, 70, a resident of Swanton since 1977, passed away Saturday,
Sept. 30, 2000, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans following a
lengthy illness. She was born in Burlington on Nov. 9, 1929, the
daughter of the late Huber O. and Nellie (Riggs) Taft. Beverly was
married to Herbert H. Kenyon. Before moving to Swanton, she and Herb
lived in St. Albans for several years. Music was a large part of
Beverly’s life. She was formerly an organist at St. Luke’s Episcopal
Church in St. Albans and accompanist at Bellows Free Academy in St.
Albans. She taught private music lessons in her home and at one time
accompanied The Opera Studio in Montreal. She was also pianist for Rose
Casperson’s Dance Studio. She was a 1947 graduate of Bellows Free
Academy in Fairfax. Beverly’s favorite pastime was spending time with
her family and many friends. She also enjoyed gardening. In addition to
her husband, Herb, Bev is survived by her daughter and her husband, Roxy
E. and Robert Eldridge of Swanton; four sons, Charles and his wife,
Sandi Kenyon, of St. Albans, Herbert H. and his wife, Diane Kenyon, of
Swanton, Christopher T. Kenyon of St. Albans, and Hugh A. Kenyon of
Swanton. She also leaves six grandsons, Robert and Chad Eldridge and
Erik, Nathan, Trevor and Jared Kenyon; four granddaughters, Jessica,
Jamie, Jenni and Alexis Kenyon; a great-grandson, Ray Jarrett Eldridge;
and a sister-in-law, Janet and her husband, Robert LeDuc, of St Albans.
She was predeceased by a brother, Henry Taft; and a sister-in-law,
Catherine Heald. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000,
at 10 a.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in St. Albans. There will be
no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Bishop Street, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.
Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans.
GEORGE
MILO ROOD
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — George Milo Rood, a New York Times copy
editor for 38 years, and former managing editor of The Burlington Daily
News and Vermont Sunday News, died of cancer on Sept. 30, 2000 in New
York City. Rood, who lived in Manhattan, maintained a summer residence
on Coates Island, Malletts Bay. He was 65 years old. Rood was born on
May 5, 1935, in Burlington, the son of Thomas Drakely Rood Sr., an Essex
Junction grocer who died in 1951, and Margaret Mary (Nourse) Rood
Sargent, who died in 1990. He grew up in Essex Junction, attending Essex
Junction schools until transferring to Burlington High School. He was a
trombonist in school bands and began his love affair with jazz as a
teenager. Along with his older brother, Tom, George served summers as a
camp counselor at Camp Abnaki in North Hero. After his graduation from
Burlington High School in 1952, Rood attended the University of Vermont,
where he joined and eventually led the popular Catamounts dance band,
and was a member and president of the Owls fraternity. He received a
B.A. in English from UVM in 1956. In 1956, Rood married Joanna Goddard
of Essex Junction. They had two daughters, Amy Susan, born in 1956, and
Sabrina Mary, born in 1957. The couple, though divorced in 1960,
remained lifelong friends. Rood’s journalism career began in 1956 when
he joined The Burlington Daily News as a reporter-photographer after a
short stint as a feature writer for The Burlington Free Press. During
his early reporting days, Rood held a second job as an English
instructor at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, where he wasa hired
to teach English to Hungarian freedom fighters. From 1956 to 1961, Rood
was managing editor of The Burlington Daily News and Vermont Sunday
News. In 1961, Rood moved to New York City, where his journalism career
flourished. After a year at The New York Journal of Commerce, Rood
joined the staff of The New York Times in 1962 as a copy editor in its
financial news department. He was named chief of the department’s copy
desk in 1968. In 1976, Rood transferred to The Times’ metropolitan news
desk to specialize in editing stories on New York City’s fiscal crisis.
During his tenure at The New York Times, Rood received five prestigious
Publisher’s Awards and was part of the metro news staff which received a
Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for outstanding coverage of the World Trade
Center bombing. He continued to work full-time as a metropolitan news
desk copy editor until his hospitalization with cancer last month. In
addition to his lifework as a journalist, Rood loved jazz, Vt., and his
family and friends. He enjoyed traveling to spend time with family, and
he treasured his summer vacations at “”The Bunny”, the family
camp on Coates Island which was named after his late mother. Even after
decades lived in the fast-paced city of New York, Rood was a
self-described “”Essex Junction boy” at heart and was proud
of his Vermont heritage. In 1965, after devoting much time to
researching the Rood genealogy, he wrote A Sturdy Family Line: The Roods
of New England, (a work in progress), a book he had hoped to return to
in his retirement. In recent years, Rood became entusiastic about class
reunions, both for BHS and UVM, and he often assisted in the planning of
these get-togethers. He was even known to contribute some tasteful
trombone licks to the reunion gatherings. Rood was preceded in death by
his parents, Thomas and Margaret; a brother, Thomas, who was stillborn;
a brother, Thomas Jr., who died in 1983; and a grandson, Ethan George
Sinker, who died in infancy in 1997. He is survived by his two
daughters, Amy Rood Brokering and her husband, Mark of Mill Valley,
Calif., and Sabrina Rood-Sinker and her husband, Howard of Minneapolis,
Minn.; one grandson, Anthony Jacob Marvin “”A.J.” Sinker of
Minneapolis, Minn.; two nieces, Kerry Rood Rourke and her husband,
Edward, of Goshen, N.Y. and Laurie Rood-Burns and her husband, Thomas,
of Willliamsburg, Va.; three grandnephews, Patrick and Ryan Rourke of
Goshen, N.Y., and Patrick Burns of Williamsburg, Va.; his former wife,
Joanna Goddard, of Robbinsdale, Minn.; and many cousins. A memorial
service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the
Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction,
with a graveside service following in Fairview Cemetery. On Monday,
October 23, 2000, a service honoring Rood’s life and long career at The
New York Times will be held at The Times building in Manhattan, N.Y.
Memorials may be directed to the Jericho Historical Society, PO Box 35,
Jericho, Vt. 05465.
 
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