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Burlington Free Press Obituaries 02/2000

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Obituaries

February 2000

February 1
GARLAND P. BASHAW BRISTOL — Garland P. Bashaw, 64, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Vermont Respite House in Williston. He was born March 29, 1935, in Shoreham, the son of Wilbur F. and Mildred I. (Doaner) Bashaw. Garland was employed at Beckwith Motors in Middlebury for 22 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Marlene (Lavalatte) Bashaw on March 26, 1988. Garland is survived by four children, Garry and his wife, Karen Bashaw of South Lincoln, Debbie Bashaw and her husband, Dean Emmons, of Bristol, Patty and her husband, Gary Douglas, of Minnesota, and Cathy Bashaw of Bristol; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend Pauline Rheaume of Vergennes. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Vermont Respite House, c/o Debbie Bashaw, 904 Carlstrom Road, Bristol, Vt. 05443.
EMILY K. DEVENEY STOWE — Emily lived the last 22 years of her life in Stowe. A loving wife, mother and friend, she passed away suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bill Deveney of Stowe; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Lou Pepe of Annapolis, Md.; a brother, Bennett Kline; two sisters, Dorothy Beacham and Marian Nagy; her lifelong friend, Trudy Wear; nieces, nephews and her many friends. Friends of the Deveneys are invted to gather at the Stowe Community Church on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at 11 a.m. for a brief memorial. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Stowe Rescue Squad. Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe is in charge of arrangements.
RODNA V. FARR BRISTOL — Rodna V. Farr, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington. She was born on July 3, 1908, in Chesterfield, Ill., the daughter of William and Ada (Sarginson) Fenton. Rodna married Rolan S. Farr in Decatur, Ill., on Oct. 28, 1945. They farmed in South Bristol for 25 years beginning in 1950 and during that time they established and ran Elephant Mountain Campground until May of 1999. Rolan predeceased Rodna on Oct. 16, 1999. She is survived by a niece, Marilyn Culbreth of Florida; and a nephew, William Fenton of Illinois. Rodna was predeceased by a brother, William, in 1967. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday before the service.
AGNES L. FREEMAN MOUNT HOLLY — Agnes Laura Freeman, 93, of Mount Holly, formerly of Jeffersonville died Tuesday morning, Feb 1, 2000. She was born in Goshen on July 28, 1906, the oldest daughter of Fay and Ella (Kline) Chamberlain. Survivors include a daughter, Lizzie Emmons; sons, Larry Freeman and Fay Freeman, three sisters; grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Aldous Funeral Home, 44 North Main Street, Rutland. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the Genesis Elder Care Mountain View Center, Activities Fund.
SHIRLEY MOORE McNUTT HIGHGATE, Vt./CHARLESTOWN, N.H. — Mrs. Shirley Moore McNutt, 63, a native of the Highgate area, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H. Shirley taught school in the Burlington, Vt., area and also in Richford, Vt., for nearly 21 years. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at 11 a.m. from in the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, with interment following in the Moore Family lot in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
ROBERT E. YOUNG SARASOTA, Fla. — Robert E. Young, 72, died Feb. 1, 2000. H was born Dec 10, 1927, in Barre, Vt.. He graduated from Bentley School of Accounting and received a bachelor’s degree at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. He moved to Sarasota from Rochester, Minn., in 1991. He was a group controller in manufacturing and was a member of the Sarasota Alliance Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean conflict. Survivors include his wife, Jean Young; daughters Debra Dugger of Sarasota and Joan Benjamin of Colchester, Vt.; a sister, Marjorie Soloman of St. Petersburg, Fla.; brothers Lyle Young of Klamath Falls, Gordon Young of Sarasota, Arthur Young of Bradford, Vt., and Edmund Young of Randolph, Vt.; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be in the Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home, 7454 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fla., from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2000, in the Sarasota Alliance church. Burial will be in Essex Junction, Vt. Contributions may be made to the Sarasota Alliance church Building fund, 7221 Bee Ridge, Sarasota, Fla. 34241, or the American Cancer Society, 1750 17th St., Suite A., Sarasota, Fla. 34234.
February 2
RICHARD W. ADAMS SR. – WATERBURY — Richard W. Adams Sr., 87, of Blush Hill Road, passed away in the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000. Born in Hartland on Dec. 27, 1912, he was the son of the late Walter and Betsy (Wright) Adams. June 28, 1940, he married the former Hazel Truax in Barre, Mass. Mrs. Adams passed away May 1, 1980. Mr. Adams attended schools in Randolph and was employed for 25 years in the machine tool industry, retiring from General Electric in 1978. Active in the Waterbury community, he served as a Scoutmaster for Troop 1 in the 1960s and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He volunteered as a driver for the Waterbury Ambulance Service following his retirement and was a former member of the Waterbury Fish and Game Club. He is survived by his children, Alice Adams of Waterbury and Richard W. Adams Jr. of Lacey, Washington; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Rachel Letourneau, Marion MacPhetres and Elizabeth Lang. Memorial services will be held in the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Friday at 2 p.m. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Waterbury Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 95, Waterbury Center, Vt. 05677, or the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund, 98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, Vt. 05641.
REA M. (BENOIT) CHARLEBOIS  – VERGENNES — Rea M. (Benoit) Charlebois, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, peacefully in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington in the presence of her two daughters. She was born Nov. 13, 1912, in Crysler, Ontario, a daughter of Felix and Hermeline Benoit. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes. As a senior citizen volunteer for 17 years at Addison County Eagles Club, she helped cook the dinner meal. Her greatest joy in life was spending with and taking care of her great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Rene Charlebois, in 1981; and five children. Rea is survived by two daughters, Rita and her husband, Lester Delphia, of Waltham, and Marguerite and her husband, Larry Senecal, of Cornwall; five grandchildren, Michael and Meegan Delphia of Williston; Stephen and Tammy Delphia of New Haven, Kevin and Kathi Delphia of New Haven, Brian and Andrea Senecal of Milton, Bruce Senecal of Wells, Maine; eight great-grandchildren, Conor and Nikolas Delphia, Collin and Cody Delphia, Christina, Katlyn and Kyle Delphia, and Megan Senecal; three brothers, Arthur and Loretta Benoit of Williston, Rene and Mattie Benoit of Bridport, and Gerard and Evelyn Benoit of Bridport; a sister, Clara Mario of Enosburg Falls; a brother-in-law, Lucien Charlebois of Cornwall; a sister-in-law, Alice Charlebois of Middlebury; and several nieces and nephews. Rea was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Vergennes. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. IN lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, Vt. 05491, or St. Peter’s Restoration Fund, Maple Street, Vergennes, Vt. 05491.
WILLIAM PERRY CHENEY JR. -  BRIDPORT — William Perry Cheney Jr., 73, passed away unexpectedly as a result of injuries he received in an automobile accident Feb. 2, 2000, in North Carolina. He was born in Montpelier on Jan. 8, 1927, the son of William Perry Sr. and Ruth (Hubbell) Cheney. He received his education in Burlington area schools and graduated from a Burlington-area high school. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a teletype operator. Following his discharge, he returned to Vermont, where he lived until moving to Virginia in 1970. He married Barbara Shepard in August 1972 in South Carolina. The couple resided in Virginia with their children until 1985, when they moved to Bridport. Mr. Cheney was a long-distance hauler for many years, most recently driving milk trucks and dump trucks. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed supplying his family and friends with vegetables and strawberries. He enjoyed reading, particularly Louis L’Amour westerns. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 14 in Vergennes for many years. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his sons, Kevin William Cheney and David Perry Cheney, both of Vermont; his daughters, Kathie Cheney-Taft of Vermont, Karen Simmons of North Carolina, and Sharon Cheney-Ingram of Florida; his stepsons, Ed Limoge of Vermont, Lt. l. Jerome Limoge of Colorado, and Philip Limoge of Georgia; his stepdaughters, Diane Limoge-Kline of Pennsylvania, Laurie Limoge-Jamerson of Virginia, and Valerie Limoge of Florida; his brothers, Arthur Cheney of New Hampshire and Harold Cheney and Danid Cheney, both of New York; his sisters, Trudy Fisher of Virginia, Ruth Ryan of Mississippi, Linda Schlicting of New York, and Sarah Lou Booth of Texas; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; a son, William Perry Cheney III; two brothers; and one sister. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Bridport Congregational Church in Bridport. Interment and committal services with military honors will follow in Bridport Central Cemetery. Officiant will be the Rev. Tim Franklin, pastor. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Bridport Congregational Church, Bridport, Vt. 05734. Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
AL EBEN CROSBY SR. FAIRFIELD — Paul Eben Crosby Sr. of Fairfield passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, 2000, in Holiday House in St. Albans, just short of his 93rd birthday. His family guesses that he looked out and saw his shadow and decided to go back to his maker rather than face six more weeks of winter. Paul was born April 9, 1907, in Wakefield, Mass. He was married for 70 years to Martha Windsor Slusser, who preceded him in death Nov. 4, 1996. Paul now joins her ""in the garden.” Paul called four places ""home” during his lifetime: Colebrook and Redding, Conn., Piscataway, N.J., and ""Crosby’s End of the Road” in Fairfield. His jobs ranged from tending camels for the circus in Florida at age 17 to tax collector and constable of the town of Fairfield in his 80s. The Aluminum Company of America was his employer for 30 years and his benefactor for 33 yers of retirement. Licensed by the Episcopal Church in Connecticut as a lay reader, he served the Tri-Church parish in East Fairfield in that capacity. In Connecticut, he was an active member of the Grange, his children recalling most vividly his time as Master. Paul was well known for his recitations and was often called upon to render ""Casey at the Bat” and ""The Cremation of Sam Magee.” A frustrated, factory-bound, would-be farmer all his life, his dream was to retire to Vermont, where he had spent most of his vacations helping friends during haying season. He lived to see his dream come true. He spent retirement as part-time farmer, tax collector, grandfather and great-grandfather, jack-of-all-trades, neighbor and friend. His smaller friends and neighbors remember him as the ""Candyman.” For the past two years, Paul had been a resident of Brownway in Enosburg Falls, where his family will be foreve grateful for the loving staff and excellent care he received. His final three days were spent in the warm and loving environment of Holiday House in St. Albans. The family thanks all those who cared for him in his final hours and supported them in their sadness. Grateful thanks go to his doctor, friend and neighbor, Dr. Amy Roberts of Fairfield, for the special care and counsel she provided him and his children in his final years. Paul is survived by the last of his five brothers, Samuel Crosby of Georgetown, Maine; daughter and son-in-law Gail and Sam Leggett of Sagamore Beach, Mass.; son and daughter-in-law, Paul Eben Jr. and Linda Crosby of Newton, N.J.; and daughter Priscilla Dawson of Fairfield. Also mourning his loss are grandchildren Elizabeth, Julian, Kimberly, Jacqueline, Kathleen, Eben and Richard; great-grandchildren Alex, Morgan, Connor, Amelia, Claire and Joshua; and special family membes Linda, Sara and Neil Vanslette of Fairfield. The Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service in celebration of Paul’s life will be held on Paul’s 93rd birthday weekend, Saturday, April 8, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the United Church of Christ in Bakersfield with a birthday collation to follow the service. Remembrances may be sent to either Martha’s Kitchen on Lake Street, or the Samaritan House on Kingman Street, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.
GERALDINE BLANCH GARCIA ESSEX JUNCTION — Geraldine Blanch Garcia, 61, passed away Feb. 2, 2000, after a brave battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and is now peacefully resting in the arms of the Lord. She was born in Burlington on June 28, 1938, the daughter of Clement J. and Albertine D. (Brunelle) Barber. She retired from IBM as a computer specialist and as a home care aide for the Visiting Nurses Association. She is survived by her husband David; her daughter, Kimberly Bourdeau and her husband, Steve, of Essex Junction; son, Bobby Barber and his wife, Nellie, of North Carolina; granddaughter, Ashley Bourdeau; grandsons, David and Shawn Barber; her mother, Albertine Osborne of Burlington; three sisters, Arlene Andrade of Pittsburgh, Pa., Joyce Richard and her husband, Bob, of Essex Junction, JoAnn Brinson and her husband, Garland, of Burleson, Texas; two brothers, Roger Barber and his wife, Sharron, of Sarasota, Fla.;Wayne Barber and his wife, Marcia, of Fairfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Anne and her father, Clement Barber. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her, her beautiful smile, her great humor, and her wit. She was a foundation for her family and always there with a helping hand, a wonderful wife and loving grandmother. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski, with interment to follow in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the local ALS Division, Department of Neurology, UHC Campus 4th Floor, 1 South Prospect St., Burlington, Vt. 05301. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski, Vt. 05404.
MARY ELIZABETH LANIER SOUTH BURLINGTON — Mary Elizabeth (Sherrod) Lanier, 85, died at her home in South Burlington, on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, with her loving son at her bedside. She was born on Nov. 26, 1914, in Oak City, N.C., the first child of the late Lone and Naomie (Cain) Sherrod. Mary attended grade school in North Carolina, and traveled with her grandmother, a midwife, delivering babies. In 1938, Mary moved to Philadelphia, Pa., where she attended Douglas School of Nursing, which was the beginning of her 50-year career as a registered nurse working in every department of the hospital. In 1941, she married Booker T. Lanier who predeceased her on Aug. 18, 1966. In January of 1997, Mary moved from Philadelphia to Vermont to live with her son. Mary Elizabeth was a strong, caring and proud woman with enormous compassion for anyone needing her help. She was a devoted mother, full of life, and gave strength and hope to those blessed to be in her presence. She was a faithful church member and often said, ""with God’s blessing, I want to help and care for people.” Her departure leaves sadness, but she will never be forgotten by those who knew her untiring grace and kindness. Survivors left to honor her life include her son, A. Ray Sherrod; two sisters, Arlena Cherry and Hazel Arnold; five brothers, Walter, Clyde, Paul, Earl, and Roy Sherrod; her three grandchildren, Erica Curley, Alton Sherrod, and Monica Connors; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives. Mary was predeceased by two brothers, Henry and Christopher Sherrod; and her nephew, Ronald Cherry. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Burlington. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to either, Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, 1 Mill St., Burlington, Vt. 05401, or VNA, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
ROY J. MORIN SR. EDEN — Roy J. Morin Sr., 59, died at his home Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, with his family by his side. He was born in Eden on Jan. 20, 1941, the son of Denis L. and Reava (Deuso) Morin. Roy married the former Sandra J. Reynolds on Oct. 7, 1961. For most of his working career, Roy operated the family farm in Eden. For the past three years, he and Sandra managed the Lake Eden Recreation Area during the summer months. In winter, Roy loved to go ice fishing. His greatest love was being with his family and grandchildren. Roy loved to be with all children, taking time with Eden school children to teach them to ice fish and in summers spending time to fish and frolic with children at the lake. Besides his wife, Sandra, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Reava Morin; four children and their spouses, Leisa and James Cochran, Mary and Donald Laraway, Roy and Jeannine Morin Jr., all of Eden, and Valerie and Donald Schroeder of Colchester; 11 grandchildren, James, Jeremy and Joseph Cochran, Danny, Tyler and Reava Burnor, Michael Laraway, Jaemmie and Jessica Morin, and Amelia and Madeline Schroeder; a brother, Hayden; and four sisters, Marian Russell, Joyce Boivin, Virginia Tallman and Emma Earle and their families. Roy was predeceased by a daughter, Cindy; three grandchildren, Benjamin and Justin Cochran, and Malcolm Schroeder; his father, Denis; two brothers, Lee and Raymond; and a sister, June. Graveside services will be held later in the spring in the Eden Corners Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Roy’s memory would be appreciated to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
PEARLE T. ""PATTY” ROBINSON WAITSFIELD — Pearle T. ""Patty” Robinson, 72, passed away in the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000. She was born in Montpelier on Jan. 14, 1928, the daughter of the late Clarence and Charlotte (Goodyear) Tucker. A 1946 graduate of the former Waitsfield High School, she continued her education at the University of Vermont, earning her degree in education in 1950. She was formerly married to Spencer Robinson in 1952 in New York City. She was a second-grade teacher in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, for 25 years, where she received a Teacher of the Year Award in 1982 and 1986. Retiring in 1987, she returned to Vermont and had been a resident of the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center for the past two years. Her memberships included the Waitsfield United Church of Christ and the NEA. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Tucker Robinson Towle of South Portland, Maine; a son, Scott Robinson of Raymond, Maine; three granddaughters, Nicole Brigham, Brooke Brigham, and Amy Brigham; and a stepgranddaughter, Hope Towle; two sisters, Judith Tucker Smith and Alice R. Schwendler, both of Waitsfield,; a brother, Clarence Gerald ""Jerry” Tucker of Waitsfield; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Tucker; and a brother, Thomas G. Tucker. Funeral services will be held in the Waitsfield United Church of Christ on Saturday at 2 p.m. There will be no calling hours. Entombment will take place in the Hope Cemetery vault in Waterbury pending spring interment in the Waitsfield Common Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury is in charge of arrangements.
CLARA B. SABIN BURLINGTON — Clara B. Sabin, 79, of 101 Western Ave., Burlington, passed away at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000. Born in Jackson, Tenn., on Feb. 10, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Allen L. and Mary (Essman) Hardy. On May 24, 1949, she married Raymond H. Sabin Sr. in Newport, R.I. Mrs. Sabin was a 1938 graduate of Jackson (Tenn.) High School and was employed at the Adjutant General’s Office of the War Department in Washington, D.C. Enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1943, she served as chief pharmacist mate until her discharge in 1949. Following her marriage, she was a homemaker and busy raising her family. She and her husband had made their home in Burlington since 1963. Her memberships included St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Burlington, and the Senior Citizens of the North End in Burlington. In her leisure time, she enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. She is survived by her husband of Burlington; two daughters, Mary R. Brown of Fairfax and Barbara R. Desjardins of Milton; three sons, Raymond H. Sabin Jr. of New York City, Robert A. Sabin of Burlington, and Ronald N. Sabin of Tempe, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Bennett of Tennessee and Margaret Lancaster of Mississippi; four brothers, Charles Hardy of Minnesota, Earl Hardy of Washington, Allen Hardy of New Mexico, and Robert Hardy of California; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandchild; and a sister, Dorothy Payne. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Waterbury on Saturday at 10 a.m. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Entombment will take place in Hope Cemetery Vault, Waterbury, pending spring interment in Hope Cemetery, Waterbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Waterbury Area Food Shelf, 57 South Main Street, Waterbury 05676
February 3
ROBERT J. ALDRICH MILTON — Robert J. Aldrich, 68, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at his home following a long illness, surrounded by his family. He was born June 15, 1931, in Monroe, N.H., the son of the late Frank and Jessie (McNally) Aldrich. He was married Aug. 7, 1954, to Leona Mae Aldrich, who predeceased him in October 1995. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren. He is survived by two sons, Doug and his wife, Terri, and Robert and his wife, Mary, both of Florida; three daughters, Judy and her husband, Richard Baker, of Milton., Darlene Sanderson of Hudson Falls, N.Y., and Katherine and her husband, William Darley, of Winooski; 12 grandchildren, D.J., Jessica, Sabrina, Chrystal, Donald, Brandy, ""Little” Billy, William, Amie, Melanie, Kellie and Katie; four great-grandchildren, Alexais, Kaden, Donovan, and Austin; one brother, Richard Aldrich and his wife, Dorothy, of Williamsburg, Va.; two sisters, Mary Ravelin of Essex Junction, and Kathryn and Roger Giffen of Colchester; many nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Claire Gestner. He was predeceased by his oldest sister, Doris (Aldrich) Turner Bessette; and by one grandson, Robert James Sumner, in 1978. A funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home with interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Visiting hours will be Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.
CATHERINE D. CARR BAKERSFIELD — Catherine D. Carr, 30, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following a long illness. Catherine was born Oct. 7, 1969, in St. Albans, the daughter of David and Janice (Allen) Carr. Catherine was a resident of Bakersfield most of her life and was employed by Labatt-Anderson Inc. at the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service in St. Albans. She was a 1988 graduate of Bellows Free Academy/St. Albans and received her BA in English in 1993 from Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. At age 8, Catherine received a kidney transplant from her grandmother, Rogene Carr, which extended Catherine’s life by 22 years. She is survived by her parents, David and Janice Carr of Bakersfield; two brothers, John Carr of South Burlington, and Daniel Carr of Essex Center; one sister, Susan Carr of Boston, Mass.; her paternal grandmother, Rogene Carr of Jericho; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Catherine was able to spend her final hours with two special friends, Karin Liljestrand and Keith Doyle. In keeping with Catherine’s wishes, she was cremated. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Bakersfield Congregational Church. The family will be receiving friends at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For those who wish, contributions in Catherine’s memory may be made to the Memorial Program of the Vermont Kidney Association, P.O. Box 244, Burlington Vt. 05402-0244.
ELOISE GENEVIEVE GAYLORD WAITSFIELD — Eloise Genevieve Gaylord, 74, a longtime resident of Waitsfield, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000. Born in East Warren on Jan. 28, 1926, she was the only child of the late Clifford E. and Evelyn (Ayers) Heath. On Oct. 24, 1948, she married Hadley M. Gaylord Sr. in Waterbury. Mrs. Gaylord attended the East Warren Elementary School and was a graduate of the former Waterbury High School and continued her education at the University of Vermont and Burlington Business College. Following her marriage, she and her husband had made their home in Waitsfield where she owned and managed Phyl-Den’s Dairy Bar for 21 years and was co-owner and bookkeeper of Hap’s Service Station for 30 years. Active in the Waitsfield community, she served as president and secretary for Mad River Unit 75, American Legion Auxiliary, was a member of the Waitsfield United Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School and served as superintendent, the Ladies Auxiliary, the Waitsfield Homemakers Club, and was active as a 4-H leader for boys cooking and girls crafts and sewing groups. Her hobbies included gardening, animals, sewing, cooking, collecting stamps and coins, crafts and music. She is survived by her husband of Waitsfield; six children, Phyllis Mayville of Milton, Pearl Vargas, Hayden Gaylord, Hadley Gaylord Jr., Walter Gaylord and Allen Gaylord, all of Waitsfield; grandchildren, Michaella Warryn, Marjorie Miller, Connie, Amy, and Jennifer Gaylord, Samantha and Marshall Gaylord, Trevor Gaylord, Wyatt Vargas, Amos Gaylord, Paige Gaylord, and Brendan Gaylord. Funeral services will be held from the Waitsfield United Church of Christ on Monday at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Entombment will take place in Hope Cemetery Vault pending spring interment in Warren Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate, 431 Pine Street, Burlington 05401, or to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, P.O. Box 485, Williston 05495.
EVELYN M. KENNEDY BERLIN, Vt./BETHESDA, Md. — Evelyn M. Kennedy of Bethesda, Md., passed away Feb. 3, 2000, in Woodridge Nursing Home, Berlin Vt., the daughter of Thomas Edward and Ella Julia Cogan. She was born May 24, 1904, in Washington, D.C. She was retired from the National Institute of Health in 1969, where she worked for 25 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold W. Kennedy; and her son, Harold W. Jr. She is survived by daughters Evelyn K. Kelley of Waitsfield, Vt., and Sally A. Robb of Bryans Road, Md. She was grandmother of Susan Duckett of Danville, Vt., George Ridgely Kelley Jr. of Frederick, Md., William H. Kelley of Locust Grove, Va., Kathy Kemeny of Burke, Va., and Bonnie Ulrich of Fredericksburg, Va. She was great-grandmother to Kip Kelley, Ian and Adrian Duckett, and Jackson and Shelby Kemeny. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
RAYMOND C. LEACH JR. BURLINGTON — Raymond C. Leach Jr., 49, of Barley Road died suddenly in Oneonta, N.Y., on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000. He was born in Elmira, N.Y., on Nov. 8, 1950, the son of Raymond C. Leach Sr. and Dorothy (Carpenter) Leach. He was a graduate of Burlington High School, Class of 1970. July 31, 1976, he was married in Bristol to Melody Benjamin. He was employed at Fletcher Allen Health Care, where he worked as an autopsy technician for the last 29 years. Ray was more than a loving husband, father and son-in-law who was so very much loved, but he was everyone’s friend. He leaves behind more than family, but friends too numerous to begin to mention. He took such pride in his job at the hospital, of his teaching and befriending the new medical students and residents who came from all over to study and work in Pathology. He leaves behind many friends for whom, over the years, he had mowed their grass, shoveled their driveways and bowled a good game with. ""I find it so hard to believe that I will never hear my Raymond laugh again; to hear him say, ""I love you;” to see the love in his eyes when he watches his children. To simply say good-bye just seems too soon. He is survived by his beloved wife, Melody of Burlington; three children, Allison Nicole, Benjamin John and Lisa, all of Burlington; two grandchildren, Kate and William; beloved mother-in-law Shirley Benjamin; his great-grandmother, Inez Leach of Elmira, N.Y.; a brother, Arthur and Debbie Leach of Candor, N.Y.; two sisters, Leda and her husband, George Naab, and Vickie and her husband, Brian Seaman, who was a very special friend; his foster family, the Rev. Dallas Decker and his wife, Cinnie, who saved his young life. He also leaves his mother; two other brothers; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and my, many friends, especially special friends Suzy and Tom Senecal and Don Fournier, whom he thought of as his son; and his little princesses, Lhashy and Callee. He was predeceased by his father in 1998. A funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. Death Takes A Holiday. Husband, father, lover, friend, co-worker, sick joke teller, fellow beer drinker, aol buddy, body cutter, sick chili maker, party animal, daddy, maggot cleaner, animal lover, teacher, family man; kind, funny, off beat, gone too soon but with us still, buddy to Ben, Dale Eranhardt fan.
CECIL E. MAYO SR. MORRISVILLE — Cecil E. Mayo Sr., 77, died Thursday morning, Feb. 3, 2000, in Copley Hospital, Morrisville, following a brief illness. He was born in Stowe on Sept. 19, 1922, the son of the late Earl C. and Adeline (Wright) Mayo Sr. Cecil was the husband of the former Carolyn Houston, whom he married April 9, 1942. Cecil attended the Stowe schools and went on to become a lifelong farmer, owning and operating the family farm in Stowe, along with his brother. He retired in 1982, but always remained active. He and Carolyn enjoyed touring around New England, attending country fairs and taking in new sights. Cecil was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, displaying a kind and gentle nature. Besides his wife, Carolyn, he is survived by four sons and their wives, David and Judy of Hardwick, Theodore and Sandy of Eden, Cecil Jr. and Ali of Stowe, and Curtis and Gloria of Stowe; his daughter-in-law, Phyllis Mayo of Hyde Park; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; his brother, Earl Jr. of Wolcott; two sisters, Betty Cota of Spring Hill, Fla., and Marlene Levaggi of Morrisville; a special cousin, Robert Wright of Craftsbury; and nieces and nephews. Cecil was predeceased by a son, Douglas; and three great-grandchildren, Billy, Hanna and Brittney Mayo. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Puffer United Methodist Church, Morrisville, with spring interment in the Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory would be appreciated to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., or Copley Hospital Foundation, 528 Washington Highway, both of Morrisville, Vt. 05661. arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
JOSEPH E. MERCHANT BURLINGTON — Joseph E. Merchant, 80, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care with his loving family by his side. He was born in Burlington on Dec. 7, 1919, the son of Edmund and Albina (Gendron) Merchant. He was employed at Green Mountain Dairy for 32 years and later worked at Fanny Allen Hospital, from where he retired after 27 years. Mr. Merchant served his country honorably with the U.S. Army during World War II in the European theater. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Pecor) Merchant of Burlington; his children and their spouses, Joyce Metevier of Burlington, Donald and Roberta Merchant of Richmond, and Robert and Barbara Merchant of Burlington; his grandchildren, Michael Groff, Scott Metevier, Robby, Eric, Thomas and Brian Merchant and Rebecca Provost; his great-grandchildren, Jessica, Lee, Christine, Jimmy, Nicholas, Tawnia, Matthew, Brandon, Jazzmin, Makayla and Victoria; his sister, Mildred Thompson of New York; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers; two sisters; two sons-in-law; and an infant grandson, Little Joe. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Spring interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery annex, Pomeroy Street. Visiting hours are Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to either the American Red Cross, 29 Mansfield Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401, or The Salvation Army, 64 Main St., Burlington, Vt. 05401
CLEMENT H. PEPIN BURLINGTON — Clement H. Pepin, 79, of Central Avenue in Burlington, died on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in Burlington on Dec. 18, 1920, the son of Adelard and Alice (Belair) Pepin. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed at General Electric and retired in 1971. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish, St. John the Baptist Club and the VFW Howard Plant Post 782. He is survived by two brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Roland (Doris) Pepin and Mr. and Mrs. Roger (Jeannette) Pepin, both of Burlington; three sisters, Rose Lapointe of Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Doris) Monell of Burlington and M. Lucy Bouffard of Winooski; also many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Rainville; and by a brother, Arthur ""Six” Pepin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington.
RUSSELL RAYMOND ROSE ESSEX JUNCTION — Charles R. ""Uncle Ray” Rose, 63, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Essex Junction on Aug. 28, 1936, the son of the late Abraham and Beatrice (Whitehead) Cusson. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the post-Korean War period. He was a security guard in Castlerock, Wash., for many years, returning to Vermont to live with his niece and caregiver, Christine Latuch. He was also a proud member of the Champlain Senior Citizens Center. Uncle Ray loved to fish and always looked forward to the quiet times spent fishing along the banks of the Winooski River while enjoying Vermont’s great outdoors. He was the greatest of uncles and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by one brother, George Cusson of Castlerock, Wash.; one sister, Rita Jones and her husband, Wally, of Castlerock, Wash.; a very special, loving and caring niece, Christine and Ben of Essex Junction, where ""Uncle Ray” lived and called home; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edwin Cusson, in 1995, and Albert Cusson, in 1994. Visiting hours will be held in the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church in Essex Junction. Burial will be in the spring in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester. Memorial contributions may be made in Uncle Ray’s memory to The Champlain Senior Center, 241 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by John D. Workman of the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
YVON A. St.HILAIRE NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Yvon A. St. Hilaire, 64, of North Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, unexpectedly. He was born in Lisbon, N.H., on Sept. 8, 1935. He graduated Lyndon Institute in Lynden Center, Vt., and then joined the U.S. Air Force where he served for four years. He attended UVM and joined the U.S. Border Patrol. He graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and spent eight years with the U.S. Border Patrol before transferring to U.S. Immigration Service for 24 years. He retired with a total of 36 years of service and received many prestigious awards presented throughout his career. He was a member of the American Legion and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was the son of Edmund St. Hilaire and Diana Dion of Lyndon Center, Vt., where he met and married Joyce A. Hartigan on Jan. 1, 1955. His employment with the federal government took them to several places throughout the country, after which, they retired in Alburg, Vt., and North Fort Myers, Fla. He was predeceased by his son, Gary Y. St.Hilaire; a brother, Odoric; and a sister, Lellianne. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a daughter-in-law, Susan of Rouses Point, N.Y.; a son, James and wife Donna of Oceanside, Calif.; a daughter, Donna of Vista, Calif., and a daughter, Lisa (Steadman) and husband Brian of Cornwall, Vt. He is also survived by eight grandchildren as follows: Erin, Bryan, Heather, Hilairy, Eric, Kaley, Corey, and Amy. He was from a family of ten siblings and is survived by seven brothers and sisters. A funeral service will be conducted at the North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home on Feb. 9, 2000. A burial service will be held for family and friends in Rouses Point, N.Y., in the month of July, the date to be announced. The family would prefer memorial contributions be made to any Shriners Hospital for Children in memory of Yvon A. St. Hilaire
February 4 
FLORENCE M. CHILDS -  BURLINGTON — Florence M. Childs, 90, of Burlington died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Feb. 4, 2000. She was born in Burlington on June 28, 1909, the daughter of Fred J. and Mae (Snyder) Childs. Florence was a graduate of Cathedral High School and earned her bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in 1930. She took graduate studies at the University of Vermont and St. Michael’s College. She taught in the Winooski public school system for 14 years and retired after 25 years as head proofreader for The Burlington Free Press. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, the Confraternity of St. Joseph, the Mount Carmel Society and the Secular Order of Franciscans. Florence is survived by many cousins including Gerald and Simone Basiliere and Richard Dion of Burlington; several close and dear friends including Robert Barra Sr., Ethuwyn Strobridge, Jane Milizia, Ernest and Elaine Charboneau; and her caregivers, Megan, Ann and Arlene. The family to gives special thanks to the Visiting Nurse Association and the staff at Fletcher Allen Health Care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Florence’s memory to St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, 85 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401, or to the VNA, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
ROBERT W. LABERGE SR. MIDDLEBURY, Vt./FORT MYERS, Fla. — Robert W. Laberge Sr., 71, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Fort Myers, Fla. Bob was born on July 10, 1928, in Brattleboro, Vt., the son of Charles and Beatrice (Tacy) Laberge. He graduated from Hinsdale, NH High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948 and was honorably discharged as a Yeoman 3rd Class. After the Navy, Bob worked as an electrician for Central Vermont Public Service. In April of 1955, Bob established the Robert W. Laberge Sr. Insurance Agency in Middlebury, Vt., which is now Laberge Insurance Agency Inc., owned and operated by two of his sons, Bill and Jim Laberge. Bob retired to Fort Myers, Fla., with his wife, Marilyn, in 1991. He was an active member of the American Legion Post, VFW, and the Moose and Elks Club. He was former president of the San Carlos Golf Association. Bob enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting and spending time with his many friends and relatives. Bob enjoyed life. He married Laura (Sherman) Laberge on Feb. 24, 1950, mother of his six children, who predeceased him on April 30, 1967. He was also predeceased by his sister, Mary, earlier in his life. He married Marilyn Oski on Sept. 25, 1971, who predeceased him on July 28, 1994. He is survived by his wife, Liberta (Amarosa) Laberge, whom he married on May 2, 1997, and her five children; a brother, Charles Laberge and his wife, Babette, of Wilbraham, Mass.; his daughter, Patricia Hathaway and her husband, Stephen, of Montgomery Center, Vt.; Robert William Laberge Jr. and his wife, Nicole, of Middlebury, Vt.; Steven Laberge and his wife, Lisa, of Las Vegas, Nevada; Jeffrey Laberge and his wife, Linda, of Salisbury, Vt.; James Laberge of East Middlebury; and Michael Laberge of Sanibel, Fla.; eleven grandchildren; twin great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m. in the San Carlos Golf Course Club House, and again, at the American Legion Post 27, Middlebury, Vt., Sunday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, or American Legion Post 27, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 28, Middlebury, Vt. 05753
MARY ELLEN LARROW STARKSBORO — Mary Ellen Larrow, 42, died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, following a long illness. She was born in Burlington on Dec. 19, 1957, the daughter of James Keefe and Patricia Rocque. She graduated from Mount Mansfield High School in 1976. Mary was very artistic and enjoyed doing crafts. She loved horses, and riding was a favorite hobby. She enjoyed children and was a very devoted mother. She is survived by her devoted partner, Keith Smiel of Starksboro; four children, Brandy Larrow and partner Gene Turgeon, Tony, Roxanne and Jayme Smiel, all of Starksboro; a grandson, Jonathan David Turgeon; her father, James Keefe of Colchester; her mother, Patricia Rocque of Williston; a sister, Carol Keefe and her partner, Gary Shangraw, of Colchester; a brother, Thomas Keefe of Colchester; her paternal grandmother, Margaret LeDuc of Hinesburg, her maternal grandmother, Catherine Laliberte of Massachusetts; her very special Uncle Bill and Aunt Betty Keefe; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Jay Keefe, in 1986; and her grandfathers, Charles Keefe and Raymond Rocque and his wife, Marion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church in Richmond. Burial will take place in East Cemetery in Williston in the spring. Visiting hours are today from 5 to 8 p.m. in Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, Route 7, New Haven, Vt. 05472.
ERNEST ""MAC” McKEE ST. JOHNSBURY — Ernest ""Mac” McKee, 78, died in St. Johnsbury on Feb. 4, 2000. He was a former bank examiner for the state of Vermont for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Valentina; three children, Steven, Michael and Margaret McKee, all of St. Johnsbury; one sister, Muriel Davis; two grandchildren, Michael and Vanessa; and a niece and nephew. A memorial service will be held in the Pleasant Street Baptist Church in St. Johnsbury on Monday at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Pleasant Street Baptist Church, 193 Pleasant St., St. Johnsbury, Vt. 05819. Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury, is in charge of arrangements.
BARBARA E. (FITCH) OLSEN SOUTH BURLINGTON — Barbara E. Olsen, 80, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, after 14 months of loving care in the Birchwood Terrace Special Care Unit in Burlington. She was born Aug. 22, 1919, in Burlington, the daughter of Myron and Mary (Purcell) Eroh, and was raised from approximately 2 months of age by Windsor and Elizabeth Blanchard. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1937. Upon graduation, she was briefly employed by New England Telephone & Telegraph as an operator until her marriage to Robert C. Fitch of East Montpelier in 1939. While Mr. Fitch was in the service, from 1943 to 1945, Barbara lived in East Montpelier and worked at the Adamant Co-op. After Robert’s death in 1950, Barbara returned to work with N.E. Tel & Tel for several years. In 1960, she married Francis V. Olsen of Barre. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years; her daughter, Kareen and her husband, Jeff Stanley, of Hinesburg; her son, Larry Fitch and his wife, Joan, of East Montpelier; four grandchildren, Kimberly Chase, Brad David, Nicole and Sean Fitch; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, and will be followed by a committal service and interment in the family lot in Lakeview Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Birchwood Terrace Special Care Unit Patients Fund, 43 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vt. 05401, to the attention of Maureen Prendergast.
HELEN L. ""TWINKY” SHELDON WATERBURY — Helen L. ""Twinky” Sheldon, 46, passed away at her home on Stowe Street on Friday, Feb. 4, 2000. Born in Beaufort, S.C., on April 2, 1953, she was the daughter of Leonard and Mary (Cluess) Vecchione. May 27, 1978, she married Robert F. Sheldon in Elk Grove, Ill. ""Twinky” was a 1971 graduate of St. Joseph by the Sea High School in Staten Island, N.Y. She was employed as a secretary by the Staten Island Gas Co. and later by Brooklyn (N.Y.) Veterans Administration Hospital. Moving to Elk Grove, Ill., she began working for Honeywell in tech support and was later transferred by the company to Bellingham, Mass. In 1987, she and her husband moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she was a homemaker and began a family. She had been a resident of the Waterbury area since 1994 and was employed by Resources for Community Living. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Twinky battled courageously for three years against one of the few foes she was unable to defeat in her life. She succumbed to cancer Feb. 4, 2000, but refused to depart this life until she was able to visit with all of her immediate famiily and much of her extended family. Her family was her main and most enduring interest. She was always at the core of family activities, Sunday dinners, and ever ready for a conversation around her kitchen counter. Her joy in life came from the happiness she gave others, be it family, friends or strangers. She dispensed laughter and advice for all who needed it. She was a wonderful, loving and faithful mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and cousin. She will be sorely missed and never forgotten. She is survived by her husband, Robert; their daughter, Stephanie of Waterbury; her parents of Waterbury; a sister, Laura Ware of Foxboro, Mass.; a brother, Elia Vecchione of Duxbury; and nieces and nephews. A Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Crucified One in Moretown on Sunday at 2 p.m. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury is in charge of arrangements.
GARET LEWIS AND HAILEY LYN SPAULDING Beloved children of Jodi and Jonathan Spaulding of Waitsfield, VT died before their birth on February 4, 2000 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Besides their parents, they are survived by maternal grandparents Jeanne and Graig Garofano of Adams, MA; paternal grandparents Laurie and Donald Spaulding of Waitsfield, VT; maternal great-grandmothers Irma Farnham of Moretown, VT; aunt Gina (Garofano) Degrenier of N. Adams, MA; and aunt Danielle Spaudling of Waitsfield, VT as well as 5 cousins and other loving family members. Garet and Hailey were predeceased by their only sibling, Alexis Lauren, in May 1997.
February 5
SABA LAURA FOSTER MONTPELIER — Saba Laura Foster died on Saturday, Feb. 5, after a brief illness surrounded by the love of friends and family. Born in Wollaston, Mass., she was the second child of Saba Drew Thomas and James Paul Foster. Her brother, Paul Lincoln Foster, currently resides in South Weymouth, Mass. Saba is survived by three nieces: Carolyn A. Thompson, Paula J. Foster, and Deborah D. Hayes: and one nephew, James L. Foster. She also has two grandnieces: Holly Foster and Mackenzie Hayes; and four grandnephews: Justin and Travis Foster and Graham and Garnett Hayes, in addition, Saba was Scott Rancourt’s adopted ""Gram.” A graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, Saba worked at Park Street Church in Boston, Mass., as both secretary to the minister, Dr. Harold Ockenga, and as the editor of the church newsletter, ""The Park Street Spire.” She left this position to join the Houghton, Mifflin Company as a textbook editor. Saba and her mother moved to Vermont more than thirty years ago when a career opportunity presented itself at National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier. What joy that move brought to her–joy she eagerly shared with her family and friends. Saba and her mother endlessly explored the Green Mountain State, taking note of both the miniscule and the majestic. After working first as the executive secretary to the President of National Life, Saba returned to her academic studies and acquired a Master’s of Library Science from Simmons College, continuing at National Live as research librarian. An avid birder and gardener, Saba loved to travel and teach. She served as a mentor to many throughout her life and assisted many in need. This included sharing her home with young people who had moved to the Montpelier area as well as offering hospitality to innumerable adults who ministered here temporally and were planning to move to this area. Active in community affairs, she served on several boards and committees. A dedicated Christian, her faith was the cornerstone of her life. She was involved in many ministries including The Fold, Bible studies, Pioneer Girls, Crossroads Christian Church and Youth for Christ. Touching and enriching the lives of many, Saba truly made a difference! She ""followed God all the days of her life and turned neither to the right hand or to the left.” A memorial service will be held at Crossroads Christian Church, 115 Fassett Road, just of Route 14, 1.5 miles south of Junction 14 & 2, in East Montpelier, Sunday, Feb. 13, at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family and friends ask that donations be made to ""The Fold Family Ministries,"" P.O. Box 1188, Lyndonville, Vt. 05851. Out of respect for Saba’s attachment to the people and community of Montpelier, a memorial will be placed at Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier and burial will be in the family plot at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass
LEWARD ""LEE” GONYO -  WINOOSKI — Leward ""Lee” Gonyo, 84, of the Courtyard Apartments in Winooski died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston after a short illness, with his loving family by his side. He was born in West Chazy, N.Y., on June 21, 1915, the son of the late Charles and Josephine (Ducharme) Gonyo. He attended Nazareth School and Edmunds School in Burlington. He was married in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Burlington in 1935 to the former Jane M. Parizo, who predeceased him in 1989. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. Lee was employed from 1941 to 1952 as an officer with the Burlington Police Department, from 1952 to 1967 as a manager with the Vermont Advertising Co., and as a letter carrier from 1967 until his retirement in 1978. He was an usher for many years at St. Joseph’s Church, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus in Burlington, a lifelong, avid fan of the New York Yankees and enjoyed fishing, golf, bowling and cribbage. Lee is survived by his daughter, Linda Laroche and her husband, Mike, of Parkland, Fla.; three grandsons, Richard Kirby and friend Inda Loso, Lee Kirby and friend Laura Nauman, Michael Kirby and friend Dot Page; one granddaughter, Laurie Reilly and her husband, Pat; 10 grandchildren, Jason, Kristin, Michelle, Stephen, Kyle, Michael Jr., Jennifer, Jason, Justin and Jamie; one sister, Marie Poland and her husband, Horace, of Wallingford, Conn.; his ""adopted granddaughter,” Dottie Kirby; lifelong friend Pat Whitehouse; family friends Nina Keller and Norma Thurber; and his brother Knights of Columbus. He was predeceased by five brothers and five sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at 1 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral Catholic Church in Burlington with interment to follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
DORIS AGNES HASSELTINE MALONE, N.Y. — Doris Agnes Hasseltine, 82, of Malone died Feb. 5, 2000, in Alice Hyde Medical Center. Born in Bristol, Vt., on Dec. 29, 1917, she was the daughter of Howard S. and Alice D. King Hasseltine. She was an English teacher in Malone and retired in 1975. She is survived by one sister, Ruth Rodriguez of Sun City Center, Fla.; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Betty Hasseltine of Morrisville, Vt., and Louise Shea of Bradenton, Fla; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the First Congregational Church of Malone with the Rev. John Werley officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol, Vt. Contributions in her memory may be made to the First Congregational Church of Malone. Arrangements are by the Spaulding Funeral Home, Malone, N.Y
HELEN M. LUMBRA BURLINGTON — Helen M. Lumbra, 88, of Burlington died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at her home. She was born in Montgomery on Jan. 9, 1912, the daughter of the late Nathan and Mina (Combs) Lagro. She had been employed as a practical nurse for over 16 years with the Mary Fletcher Hospital. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Rushlow and her husband, Lyle, of Burlington, and Joan Rubino and her husband, Donald, of Milton; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Lagro and his wife, Barbara, of St. Albans, and Robert Lagro and his wife, Dean, of Yuma, Ariz.; one sister, Barbara Lamore of Waterbury; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; a daughter, Victoria Dacres; a son, Gaysford Lumbar; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 934 North Ave. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to either Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403, or American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington.
February 6
RICHARD D. BRISSON  – COLCHESTER — Richard D. Brisson, 63, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Dick was born in Burlington on March 7, 1936, the son of Perley and Florence (Girard) Brisson. On April 27, 1957, Dick married the former Betty Goodhue in St. Stephens Catholic Church in Winooski. Betty predeceased him in May of 1994. He had been a barber for 37 years, spending the last 25 years in Shelburne operating ""Dick’s Barber Shop” located in the Shelburne Shopping Plaza. He had served in the Army National Guard as an arms repairman. Dick loved anything to do with the lake, whether it was boating, waterskiing, scuba diving or any water sport. He also enjoyed his C.B. radios. He had lived on Jasper Mine Road in Colchester since 1973. Dick is survived by his daughters, Cindy Magner and her husband, James, of Colchester, Shirley Holcomb and her husband, Timothy, of Brandon, Barbara Derway and her husband, Michael, of Richmond, Brenda Buxton and her husband, Toby, of Richmond; by his son, David Brisson and his wife, Nicole, of Westford; by his grandchildren, Rachel and Nicholis Magner, Jenifer and Tiffany Holcomb, Bryon and Cory Derway, and Sarah and Mary Buxton; by his sisters, Janice Hall of Colchester, Maryann Pokropowicz of Worcester, Mass., Joyce Root of Ariz., Catherine Robideau of Colchester, and Lorraine Garrison of Essex; by his brothers, Eugene Brisson of Essex and Thomas Brisson of St. Albans; and by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. Burial will be in the East Franklin Cemetery in the spring. Memorials in Dick’s memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, P.O. Box 954, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Rt. 7, Milton.
LORA R. (BUTTERFIELD) FOOTE CORNWALL — Lora R. (Butterfield) Foote, 83, passed away Feb. 6, 2000, in the Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She was born in Stockbridge on June 24, 1916, the daughter of Willis and Jessie (Estabrooke) Butterfield. She graduated from Randolph High School in 1934 and from Burlington Business College in 1935. She was then employed by CVPS and later as a home health-care aide. Aug. 1, 1936, she married Hilton K. Foote. He predeceased her Jan. 6, 1999. She was one of the original founders of the Middlebury Farmer’s market. She was very active in the Ladies Fellowship. She loved birds, was an avid gardener, and she especially loved gladioli. She loved and was loved by her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her four sons, Edwin and his wife, Sally, of Midland, Mich., Donald and his wife, Marjorie, of Berlin, Kendall and his wife, Marsha, of Fonda, N.Y., and Hilton ""Willie” Foote of Cornwall; a daughter, Kathryn ""Kitty” and her husband, John Cross, of Essex Junction; a brother, Edgar Butterfield Sr. and his wife, Irene, of Middlebury; a sister, Jossie Morelli of South Burlington; a brother-in-law, Leslie Foote and his wife, Marjorie, of Syracuse, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Margaret Butterfield of Deland, Fla.; two daughters-in-law, Julie Foote of New Haven, and Sandra Foote of Troy; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Fletcher Foote, in 1998; and siblings Floyd Butterfield and Ella Thompson. Funeral services will be held in the spring in the Cornwall Congregational Church with interment and committal services following in Cornwall Central Cemetery. Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements
NORMAN LUSSIER BURLINGTON — Norman Lussier, 71, of Burlington, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center, 300 Pearl St., Burlington. He was born in Highgate on Dec. 2, 1928, the son of the late Ovila and Julienne Daudelin Lussier. Norman was born with cerebral palsy but didn’t let that stop him from enjoying life. He helped his father on the farm and his brother, Andre. He went into the nursing home March 3, 1986, where he was loved and will be remembered by his jokes and the good times he had with the staff. He was a very dear friend to Marcia Collins who worked in laundry at the nursing home. Norman is survived by his brothers, Andre Lussier and fiance Norma Haglund of Essex Junction, Yvon ""Joe” of Minneapolis, Minn., Roger and Betty of Ware, Mass., Raymond and fiance Rita Langlais of Fairfax and Marlo and fiance Rene of Canada; his sisters, Pauline and Robert Doyon of Florida and Carmen and Dick Kyllo of Nevada. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Burlington Health and Rehab for all the love and care they gave Norman. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction with burial to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, Mass. 02114.
BARBARA (DOREY) POIRIER MISHAWAKA, Ind. — Barbara (Dorey) Poirier, 79, a Winooski, Vt., native and daughter of the late Edward and Lillian Dorey, and the widow of the late Harold Poirier, died Feb. 6, 2000, in the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mishawaka, Ind., due to heart failure. She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Al Scheckenback of Littleton, Colo, Linda and Jim Makowski of South Bend, Ind., and Judy and Stan Thompson of Osceola, Ind., with whom Barbara had resided for the past five years. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; and by six sisters, Phyllis O’Brien and Monica Gamelin of Winooski, Vt.., ""Billie Sullivan of South Burlington, Vt., Laurice Farrell of Shelburne, Vt., Mary Bessette of Enfield, Conn., and Charlene Kellett of Douglasville, Georgia and by a sister-in-law, Joye Dorey of Winooski, Vt. She was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Provost; and by her only brother, Bernard ""Hunky” Dorey. Funeral services will be held at the Holy Cross Church in South Bend, Ind., on Feb. 10, 2000.
BARBARA L. SHONIO BURLINGTON/MILTON — Barbara L. Shonio, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington with her family by her side. Barbara was born in Moretown on Jan. 28, 1933, the daughter of Lucius and Merle (Eddy) Lemery. Before her recent move to Burlington, she had lived for more than 31 years in Milton. May 21, 1966, she married Peter Shonio in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Stowe. Mrs. Shonio had enjoyed playing cards, circle rule puzzles, and being with family. She also loved children and her pets. In addition to her beloved husband of more than 33 years, Peter, she is survived by a daughter, Melody Bundy and her husband, Ronald, of Vergennes; a stepgranddaughter, Stacie Bundy; sisters and brothers Lucille Morse and her husband, Don, of Montpelier, Lucian Lemery and his wife, Eleanor, of Windsor, Marion Germana and her husband, Tony, of Waterbury, Edward Lemery and his wife, Pauline, of Waterbury Center, and Richard Lemery and his wife, Mary, of Waterbury; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a sister, Beverly Lemery of Moscow, Vt. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Roger Lemery. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at 4 p.m. in St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Milton. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601, or the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Visiting hours will be held this evening from 7 to 9 in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7, Milton.
February 7
RONALD F. GERO  – BURLINGTON — Ronald F. Gero, 72, of McIntosh Avenue in South Burlington died on Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Stafford Springs, Conn. on Dec. 20, 1927, the son of Armidas and Hazel (Foster) Gero. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy. On Sept. 15, 1988, he was married to Ruby Root. He retired from GE and was a member of the American Legion, the VFW Post 782, the Knights of Columbus and was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral. He is survived by his wife, Ruby of South Burlington; also many cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral with burial to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday morning at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
CAPTAIN BERNARD ""RED” HICKEY BURLINGTON — Captain Bernard Joseph Hickey, longtime resident of the Burlington area, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Wake Robin in Shelburne on Monday, Feb. 7, 2000. He was 90, having enjoyed 25 years of retirement living after a 40-year career as a skipper with United States Lines. Born in Fitchburg, Mass., on March 21, 1909, Bernard was the son of the late Michael J. Hickey and Nonie McDonald Hickey. On Oct. 8, 1957, he married Evelyn M. (Atkins D’Amato) Hickey. Evelyn passed away Sept. 17, 1982. His death marks the passing of one more unique fragment of the generation of Americans known and celebrated as the World War II generation, men and women characterized by true grit, strong character, unswerving loyalty to country and lack of confusion over moral principles and the acceptance of personal responsibility. He attended Boston University before joining United States Lines as a merchant seaman in 1936. Fair skinned Bernard spent his life at sea and earned the nickname of ""Red” which was to stick with him his whole life. As a merchant marine and Naval Reserve officer during the war, he had four ships sunk from beneath him, two merchant ships by mines before Pearl Harbor, then two Navy armed ""AK” cargo vessels after the U.S. entered the war. The fourth sinking, by a German Raider in the south Atlantic, resulted in his being taken prisoner by the Germans, who landed him into a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Indonesia. He spent the final three years of the war in the Japanese labor camps, building railroads in the Indonesian islands, and surviving the forced marches and brutal conditions made famous in the movie ""Bridge Over the River Kwai.” He recalled that he helped bury some 25 or so fellow prisoners who died under these conditions every day. He was sunk yet a fifth time while being transported on a Japanese ship in the Strait of Mallaca from one railroad camp to another, this time by a British submarine which was unaware of the human allied cargo aboard. Of the 7,000 prisoners packed like sardines on that Japanese ship, some ten percent survived, being picked up by escorting Japanese destroyers. He was promptly placed again in the camps. He survived the brutality of the camps and some 30 bouts of malaria, living to recount the experience with his British, Dutch and American companion survivors periodically over the decades after the war. He entered the camps at 190 pounds and was reduced to 95 pounds when U.S. Army Rangers at wars end finally freed him. While he was reluctant to discuss the Japanese torments, he was able to understand without brooding resentment the different cultural background that explained the harshness of his captors’ behavior. He was a leader of allied prisoners and led numerous attempts to break out of prison. One night, having succeeded in breaking out to freedom, he had to surreptitiously break back into prison; his team having failed to start a Japanese warplane they had counted on for a getaway. Discovery of escape attempts meant certain death by bayonet. After the war he rejoined the shipping company United States Lines, moving swiftly up the ranks to become its top skipper and was given the assignment of breaking in its newest ships. He was a natural leader and skilled navigator and plied both the northern Atlantic and Pacific routes for over 40 years. His last command was the 700 foot, 30,000 ton fast container cargo vessel American Liberty. A strong-willed man, he was at home on the sea and among the cargo trade, turning down repeated offers to turn in his boots and move to the executive suite. At one point he rejected assignment as skipper of the Line’s flagship, the S.S. United States because he was not attracted to the requirements of entertaining affluent diners. He remained in the Naval Reserves and rose to the rank of commander. He was called to duty to skipper a vessel in the eastern Mediterranean during the Beirut crisis of 1958. He was particularly proud of his reserve assignment as executive officer of the Navy Aircraft Carrier, John F. Kennedy, during her maiden sea trials off the coast of Virginia. During his years in Burlington, he served as navigator of the well-known ocean racing yacht, New World, owned by Dr. Phil Davis. His skills were so valued that, during one race in the southern Atlantic when he was unable to join the boat and it was caught in heavy storms, he coached the crew through tactics to safety by radiotelephone from his study in Burlington. When ""Red” retired, he was asked to teach a navigation course at the University of Vermont. He is survived by his sister, Helen Barrett; two daughters, Marianne Lancer and her husband, Bruce, of Bristol and Christine Corcoran and her husband, James, of Florida; and two sons, Vincent Hickey and his wife, Carol, of West Berkshire, and Richard D’Amato and his wife, Dorothy, of Annapolis, Md. Both sons also served in the Navy. Mr. D’Amato and Ms. Lancer also both served as legislative assistants for Senator James Jeffords. His grandchildren are Morgan Lancer, Shane Lancer, Timothy McKenzie, Catherine McKenzie, Kohler McKenzie, Alexander McKenzie, Jonathan Hickey, Allison Hickey, and Lauren Hickey. He is also survived by his dear companion of many years, Eileen Gilbert of Shelburne. Bernard was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn M. Hickey; and by brothers, Thomas Hickey, Walter Hickey and Edward Hickey and sister, Mary Hickey. Captain Hickey was a member of the Lake Champlain Yacht Club, the Navy League, the Council of American Master Mariners, and the Retired Officers Association, USNR. An avid Red Sox fan, Red was ever disappointed by the Sox’s inability to win the World Series. His children and grandchildren’s sports endeavors were supported and appreciated, whether they be in baseball, basketball, softball, soccer, track, horseback riding, sailing or canoeing. He was a devoted husband, caring companion and ""old-fashioned” father. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at 7 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home in Burlington. Visiting hours will be from 6 p.m. until the time of the service when the family will receive friends and family to celebrate the long and adventurous life of the Captain. Donations may be made in his memory to Shelburne Rescue, Harbor Road, Shelburne, Vt. 05482. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
ROBERT HUGH MOORE JERICHO/SWANTON — Robert Hugh Moore, 71, a native of the Swanton and Highgate area and more recently an eight-year resident of Jericho died Monday evening, Feb. 7, 2000, at his home on Raceway Road. Robert was associated with Fonda Container for nearly 42 years. He was a member of the Swanton Memorial United Methodist Church and the Seventy Six Lodge 14 F&AM. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving his country in the United States Army. Robert will be remembered for his love of gardening and for selling strawberries from his home in Swanton for many years. He was born in Swanton, Dec. 24, 1928, the son of the late Hugh and Mable (Firkey) Moore. He graduated from Highgate High School and on Aug. 24, 1957, married the former Dorothy Mae LaFrancis who predeceased him Oct. 18, 1997. Robert leaves his daughter, Beverly Reome of Essex Junction and two sons, Leslie Moore and his wife, Ann, of Westford, and Robert Moore and his companion Beverly Fields of Hinesburg; three greandchildren, Lorelei and Ezekial Moore, and Jamison Potvin; along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at 2 p.m. from the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. Interment will follow in the Moore family lot in the Highgate Center Cemetery. Friends may call at Kidder Memorial Home on Thursday evening, Feb. 10, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic ritualistic service will be exemplified by members of Seventy Six Lodge 14 F&AM on Thursday evening at 8. Gifts in Robert’s memory may be made to the Swanton Library Association, Swanton, 05488, or to the Jericho Library Association, Jericho, 05465.
FELIX A. WELLS COLCHESTER — A. Felix Wells died with his family by his side Monday, Feb. 7,2000, from a long and brave struggle with emphysema and cancer. Felix was born July 11, 1921, in Stowe, the third child of Felix O. and Laurina (Goderre) Wells. Educated in Stowe, he was class president of Stowe High School, Class of 1940. A U.S. Army veteran, Felix proudly served in the 24th Infantry Division in the Asian-Pacific theater during World War II. Following his military service, Felix married Betty Jean Michaud of Morrisville in 1950, and worked for General Electric in Burlington. Felix joined IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. in 1955. Felix was a volunteer firefighter and a lifetime member of the Croft Corners Volunteer Fire Department of Poughkeepsie. He attended both St. Paul’s and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Churches. After raising his family in Poughkeepsie, he returned to Vermont in 1976 and retired from IBM in Essex Junction in 1986 following 33 years of faithful employment. Felix was a member of the Morrisville VFW and a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Essex Junction. Felix is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty; and their three children, David of Hyde Park, N.Y., Lynnette Appleget and her husband, Paul, of Colchester, James and his wife, Melissa, of Essex; four grandchildren, James, Bradley and Benjamin Wells and Leslie Appleget; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Laurent Wells; and his sister, Deloide Mary Louise (Wells) Smith. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at 1 p.m. in St. James Episcopal Church in Essex Junction. Burial will be in the spring in the family lot in Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville. Visiting hours are today from 4-7 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to VNA Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446, or the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt 05602
February 8
BRIAN DAVID ATHERTON – SHELBURNE — Brian David Atherton, 20, died as a result of an accident Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000. He was born in Burlington on Feb. 25, 1979, the son of John and Elvia (Boccuzzi) Atherton. He graduated from South Burlington High School where he played All-State lacrosse and soccer. He was a student at New England Culinary Institute. Brian enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking and snowboarding. He is survived by his parents, John and Elvia of Shelburne; his brother, Michael of Scottsdale, Ariz.; paternal grandmother, Ann Atherton of South Burlington; maternal grandmother, Elena Boccuzzi of Wilmington, N.C.; several aunts and uncles and cousins; and many dear friends. A funeral service will be held on Friday Feb. 11, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Community Bible Church, 2025 Williston Road, South Burlington, Vt. Friends may call at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin & Palmer, 209 Falls Road. Shelburne, Vt.. Thursday from 4-8 p.m.
Nina Berg

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Nina (Shinkavich) Berg, 79, of Springfield, Mass., died Feb. 8 at a Springfield nursing home.

She was born April 6, 1920, in Springfield, Vt., daughter of Peter and Stephanie Shinkavich.

She graduated from Springfield High School in 1938 and Bay Path Institute of Springfield, Mass., in 1941.

Survivors include a son, Robert E. Berg of Springfield, Mass., two daughters, Carol A. Piskorski of Granby and Linda L. Zamler of Matthews, N.C.; two sisters, Tanya Alger of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., and Anne Stokes of Springfield, Vt.; and two grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Everett E. Berg, who died in 1993.

Funeral services were private.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 31 Capital Drive, West Springfield, Mass., 01089.

 

ELEANOR R. (MOONEY) BROWN ARLINGTON — Eleanor R. (Mooney) Brown, 77, died at her home on Warm Brook Road on Feb. 8, 2000. She was born in Wallingford on July 25, 1922, the daughter of Harry and Emma (Johnson) Mooney. She graduated from St. Albans High School and the Rutland School of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse at Putnam Memorial Hospital from 1944 to 1948, then at the Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., for a short time. She married Donald Brown on Oct. 16, 1948, and they moved to Vermont the following year, where she pursued her nursing career at the hospital, nursing homes and in private practice until family responsibilities became her priority. Eleanor will always be remembered for her gentle nature, her love and devotion to her family, her interest and enjoyment of her home and the many hours that she spent in her flower garden. She was also a Cub Scout leader, a Blood Bank volunteer and an accomplished seamstress to the everlasting pleasure of her children who benefited from her talents. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Cynthia and Sid Cook of Elizabeth City, N.C., Deborah and Michael Silverman of Winston-Salem, N.C., Jefferey and Joan Brown of Castleton, James and Suzanna Brown of Georgia, Vt., Kathryn and Noah Ross of Pleasantville, N.Y., Nancy and Phillip Seagler of Macon, Ga., David and Kathleen Brown of Arlington, Fahri and Ferayi Karakaya of Hanover, N.H.; one sister, Marion Rogenski of Wilder; and a nephew and his wife, Stephen and Vicki Brown of San Diego, Calif. She was predeceased by a son, Steven of Arlington. Eleanor is also survived by 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service held in St. James Episcopal Church in Arlington on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at 3 p.m. There will be no calling hours. Eleanor requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Eric Pillemer Patient Resource Fund or the Manchester Health Services Patient Fund through the Arlington Chapel of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, Vt. 05250.
EDA CAMPBELL BARRE — Eda Campbell, of Garden Street, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, in the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. A lifelong Barre resident, she was born March 16, 1910, the daughter of Giacomo and Elettra (Lizzari Hoffer) Cecchini. In 1928, she graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre. Following graduation, she worked as a private secretary for the Barre Granite Association and then in the M & W Railroad Office in Montpelier. On April 9, 1932, she married Clarence S. ""Larry” Campbell who was an executive banker for 43 years before retirement and later Vermont Liquor Commissioner. Mr. Campbell died Nov. 17, 1982. During World War II and for the following 15 years, she was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross and had served as a plane spotter in the Civil Defense Program. Other community activities included volunteering at the former Barre City Hospital Gift Shop for many years, serving as secretary of the Community Chest and working for the Santa Claus Club. She was a talented local artist who enjoyed working in a wide variety of mediums from oil painting and decorating furniture to rug hooking and needlepoint. Her oil paintings were exhibited in many shows including the Barre Paleteers. Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Barre and its Elwood Club, a life member of the American Legion Post 10, Auxiliary of Barre, a member of the Barre Paleteers for 24 years and a charter member of the Alzheimer’s Association, which was incorporated in the State of Vermont on the same date as the death of her husband, Nov. 17, 1982. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Hamilton Prushko of Grand Isle; three grandsons, Robert Hamilton and James Hamilton, both of Iowa, and William Hamilton of South Burlington; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Angelo Cecchini of Orchard Park, N.Y. Her brother, Vigilio Cecchini died in 1997; and her half sister, Angie Hoffer died in 1990. A private memorial service will be held in Hope Cemetery in Barre at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Contributions inn lieu of flowers may be made to research to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc., 919 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60611-1676, or to the Vermont Asciation for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 37 Elmwood Avenue, Burlington, Vt 05401, or to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre.
NELDA H. (SWEET) DANIELS FLETCHER — Nelda H. (Sweet) Daniels, 84, of Naylor Road, Fletcher, passed away unexpectedly at her home Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000. She was born in Fletcher on Nov. 2, 1915, the daughter of the late Levi S. and Eleanor (Andrews) Sweet. She was a seamstress for various companies over the years. She married Orange A. Taylor on Nov. 10, 1934. He predeceased her in 1964. She married Roy Daniels Jr., who also predeceased her March 9, 1977. She is survived by one son, Oakley Taylor and Illa Rich of Johnson; two daughters, Bertina Hall and her husband, Richard, of South Carolina, and Mary Lou Matukas and her husband, Anthony, of Florida; 19 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held in the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home today, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Binghamville United Methodist Church in Fletcher on Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will be in the spring at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made in Nelda’s memory to the American Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495, or American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 7 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
EUNICE ”JUNE” DWYER  – ESSEX — Eunice ""June” Dwyer, 74, of Walden Woods died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, in the Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington. She was born in Hampshire, England, on July 10, 1925, the daughter of Raymond and Elizabeth (Vick) Arnatt. Oct. 27, 1973, she was married to Edward R. Dwyer. She had been employed at the Visiting Nurse Association for many years. She was a member of the Essex Senior Citizens and the Overseas Wives Club. She also volunteered at the Shelburne Museum and the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. She is survived by her husband, Edward R. Dwyer of Essex; three children and their spouses, Christopher and Rosanna Gahran of Lake Forest, Calif., Brian and Datie Gahran of Escondido, Calif., and Beverly Childress of Nashua, N.H.; five grandchildren; one sister, Molly; two half brothers, Michael and Tony; and one half sister, Gloria, all of England. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at The Arbors and Starr Farm Nursing Center for their kindness and support. A memorial service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.
CATHARINE (BRUNELLE) FIORINI MONTGOMERY CENTER — Catharine A. Fiorini, 54, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. She was born in Burlington on May 7, 1945, the daughter of Donald and Thelma Betty (Rice) Brunelle. She had been employed for many years in food service, first with Saga Foods and later with Marriott Food Services at the University of Vermont. More recently, Cathy worked as a home health care provider with the Franklin County Home Health Agency. She enjoyed being a grandmother very much. She leaves her husband, Joseph Fiorini Sr.; her daughter and her husband, Lisa and Tim Maple; her son, Ronald R. Raymond; two stepsons; Joseph Jr. and Jordan Fiorini; and seven grandchildren, Nicole, Eric, Ryan, and Joshua Maple and Krystal, Amber and Ronald Jr. Maple. Funeral services will be held this evening at 8 p.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 El wood Ave., Burlington. Spring interment will be in Lake Luzerne, N.Y. Cemetery. Friends may gather at the funeral home from 7 p.m until the funeral time. Memorial contributions may be sent to be used as the family wishes.
PAUL F. GRENIER  – MILTON — Paul F. Grenier, 67, of Milton, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 8, 2000, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington. Paul was born on Sept. 19, 1932, in Vergennes, the son of the late Homer and Mildred Wells Grenier. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his discharge from the service, he married Marjorie Hardy in Burlington on Nov. 7, 1953. For 15 years, Paul was employed for the H.P. Hood Company in Burlington. He later owned and operated the Hitching Post Restaurant in town. He later worked for the Abalene Pest Control Company for a number of years. More recently Paul worked for the Price Chopper on Williston Road in South Burlington. Paul enjoyed camping, fishing and playing cards, but his greatest satisfaction came when he was being able to be with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Milton; and his children, Paul Grenier Jr. and his wife, Sue, of Montgomery, Cindy Grenier and her fiance, Mike Ryan, of Milton, Scott Grenier and his fiance, Tina Martin, of Burlington, John Grenier of Burlington and Tina Grenier and her fiance, Mark Mongeon, of Burlington; his grandchildren, Heather, Alan Michael and Melissa Grenier; his two very special grandchildren, Cassandra Chasse and Taylor Rae Grenier; two step-granddaughters, Michelle Gokey and Maranda Begins; two step great-grandchildren, Jacob and Bailey Gokey; as well as several nieces and nephews. He also leaves three sisters, Maria Desrosiers of South Burlington, Maguirette Griffin and her husband, Tom, of Burlington and Kay Duell and her husband, George, of Burlington; a brother-in-law, Wilfred Bessette of Colchester; and two sisters-in law, Bertha Grenier of Milton and Janice Grenier of Shelburne. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Jessica Lynn, in 1982; his sister, Betty Bessette, in 1990; his brother, Homer Grenier, in 1992, and a brother, Robert Grenier, in 1995. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Milton. Burial will be held in the spring in St. Ann’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to the Milton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 15, Milton, Vt. 05468. A wake service will be held Thursday evening in the Minor Funeral Home at 8:30 with the Rev. John Feltz officiating. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday Feb. 10, 2000, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7, Milton.
MILDRED FRANCES HATHAWAY SHELBURNE — Mildred Frances Hathaway, 79, passed away at home on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 21, 1920, in Georgia, the daughter of Floyd and Isabelle (Goodwin) Barrows. She was married to Donald Hathaway on Jan. 11, 1940, in Starksboro. Mrs. Hathaway had been employed by Fletcher Allen Health Care for over 20 years. Mrs. Hathaway enjoyed watching the birds and listening to them sing. She also enjoyed the sunshine. She was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Donald of Shelburne; two daughters, Donna Morisseau and her husband, Ray, of Milton, and Linda Ryan and her husband, James, of Williston; five grandchildren, Donald, Robert and Stephen Morisseau, and Michael Ryan and Lori Darling; seven great-grandchildren; her stepmother, Alberta Barrows of Milton; three brothers, Ben and Robert Barrows of Milton and Eldon Barrows of St. Albans; two sisters, Paula Wilcox of Milton and Janice Dewyer of Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Keith, Don, Wayne, Jim; and a sister, Nancy McDonald. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., Burlington, with interment following in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. Visiting hours will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Lung Association of Vermont, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Arrangements are by Corbin & Palmer Inc.
RUTH A. LeBOEUF SWANTON/BURLINGTON — Ruth a. LeBoeuf, 80, of York Street in Swanton and formerly of Burlington died at the home of her daughter in Rouses Point, N.Y., on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000. She was born in Burlington on Nov. 28, 1919, the daughter of Joseph W. and Mary Elizabeth (Griffin)- Foley. She was a graduate of Cathedral High School, Class of 1938. She was employed at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont retiring in 1986. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, William F. LeBoeuf of Morrisonville, N.Y., Norman F. LeBoeuf Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, of Burlington, JoAnn and Edward Burnett of Rouses Point, N.Y., and Mary Jane and Gerry Ushiyama of Aurora, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Sholan of Swanton; two brothers, James Foley of Arleta, Calif., and Robert and Joyce Foley of Burlington; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, Kathleen Benoit, Nora Murphy, Doris Foley and Anna Rita Busch; and by brothers, John Foley and Joseph Foley, Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington
BETTY MERRILL BURLINGTON — Betty Merrill, 63, of Ethan Allen Parkway, Burlington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000. She was born April 16, 1936, the daughter of the late Frank and Mildred (Palmer) Merrill. Betty was a special person who loved animals and small children, music and laughter, sunshine and the wind in her face during country rides. Betty lived in Burlington most of her life and the last 16 years resided with the Ridolfo family on Ethan Allen Parkway in Burlington. Betty was a sweet and gentle woman who will be missed by all who knew her. Betty spoke volumes with her eyes and laughter. She is survived by her caregivers, Chris and Dawn Ridolfo of Burlington; one brother, Leslie Merrill; three aunts; numerous cousins from New Hampshire and Connecticut; and her guardian, Ruth Wright of Burlington. A funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington.
GRACE CHANDLER NEALY NEWPORT — Grace Chandler Nealy, 94, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, in Newport. She was the fourth of 13 children, born to Arthur and Catherine Chandler in Belvidere on Nov. 4, 1905. She married Ralph E. Nealy, and they came to Newport, where she had since resided. Ralph predeceased her in 1987 after 63 years of marriage. Grace owned and operated the children’s ""Tot Shop” on Main Street for many years, after which she assisted her husband in his family jewelry business. She was also very active in the United Church of Newport. In the later years of her life, Grace resided at Bel-Aire, where she was cared for by a warm and loving staff. Grace is survived by her daughter, Ruth N. Vanderbrook and her husband, Richard, of Tonawanda, N.Y.; her son, Chandler ""Bud” Nealy and his wife, Carolyn, of Shelburne; her sister, Ethalene Parent of Essex Junction; her brother, Morton Chandr of Windham, Maine; and grandchildren Karen, Alan and his wife, Beth, Barry and his wife, Lisa, Jeff and his wife, Elaine, Brian and his wife, Cindy Vanderbrook, Donna and her husband, Chris Antholzner, Craig, Jonathan and his wife, Marianne, Eric and his wife, Diane, Matthew and his wife, Kim Nealy, and Robin and her husband, Todd Lawyer. She also leaves 25 great-grandchildren, all of whom she knew and loved. A memorial service will be held in Newport during the summer at the convenience of the family. Contributions in Grace’s memory may be made to the United Church of Newport, Third Street, Newport, Vt. 05855, or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, Newport.
ELIZABETH A. THOMPSON SOUTH BURLINGTON — Elizabeth A. Thompson died peacefully at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, in Pillsbury Manor, South Burlington after a long illness. Born in East Orange, N.J., June 19, 1914, she lived there and in West Orange until her move to Middlebury in 1951 to serve as administrative secretary to the Dean of Middlebury College. Elizabeth graduated from New Jersey College for Women (now Douglas College) in 1936 with a bachelor’s degree in music. She also attended Drake Secretarial School. An accomplished cellist, Elizabeth joined the new Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Later she played with the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and was active in chamber music groups. In 1955, she moved to Burlington to take on positions at the University of Vermont as an administrative secretary in several different deans’ offices, the last of which was in the College of Education, from which she retired in 1979. Music played a very important part of Elizabeth’s life. In later years she organized string training classes at the Williston Elementary School and had several cello pupils. In addition to her interest in music, she was an active member of the Green Mountain Club and the Williston Walking Group, and an active bird watcher. she leaves a sister-in-law, Ann A. Thompson of Kennebunk, Maine; a nephew, Richard I. Thompson and his wife, Marjorie, of Cumberland Center, Maine; and a niece, Jean A. Thompson of Canton, N.Y. She also leaves a grandniece and grandnephew. A memorial service is planned at the Williston Federated Church at a later date. Her family and friends are most grateful for the wonderful care Elizabeth received from all of the staff at Pillsbury Manor throughout her years there. Should friends desire to honor her memory, a contribution to Pillsbury Manor, 20 Harbor View Road, South Burlington, 05403, would be much appreciated.
KERMIT HILTON WINCHESTER BERKSHIRE — Kermit Hilton Winchester, 80, husband of Sadie (Rollins) Winchester, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 8, 2000, at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. He was born Nov. 29, 1919, in Berkshire on the home farm, the son of the late Perlie K. and Anna (Stanley) Winchester. Kermit was a lifelong resident of Berkshire where from a young age he was a dairy farmer on the farm where he was born, until his retirement in 1988. He enjoyed driving and antique cars. He married Sadie Rollins on Dec. 11, 1946. Kermit is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sadie; one son and his wife, Dallas ""Jack” and Linda Stannley, their children, Jack, Brandy and Ryan, who all called him ""Papa,” all from Berkshire; two sisters-in-law, Beulah Smith and her husband, Roy, and Hattie Smith, all of Granby, P.Q. Canada; two nieces, Carol Smith and her friend, Alan Talbout, of Warden, P.Q. Canada and Kathryn Aiken and her husband, Alan, of Newport; a nephew, Garth Smith and his wife, Joyce, of Burlington, ONT., Canada; and several cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Harold Winchester. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 in the 2nd Congregational Church in Berkshire Center. Interment will be next spring in the East Franklin Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Berkshire Center 2nd Congregational Church, c/o Marjorie Stowe, 4401 Watertower Road, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450.
February 9
DOUGLAS J. MATTOON LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Douglas J. Mattoon, 53, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000. Doug was born in Springfield, Mass., on Nov. 25, 1946, and grew up in Agawam, Mass. He spent most of his adult life in Vermont, where he worked at Simmonds Precision in Vergennes until his retirement. He spent the past year in Las Vegas, where he found both a comfortable break from the cold climate and a new excitement amidst the buzz of the 24 hour city. Doug is survived by his wife, Marcia; his son, Robert; his daughter, Laura; and his grandchildren, Delilah and Zeke. He will be remembered for his enjoyment of the outdoors and his interest in antiques and computer technology. He will be fondly remembered by family and friends across the nation. A memorial service will be held in his honor on the East Coast, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
NORMAN ""ROGER” RABIDOUX ESSEX JUNCTION — Norman ""Roger” Rabidoux, 76, a longtime resident of Essex Junciton, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington after a short illness. He was born in Winooski on Aug. 30, 1923, the son of the late Hormidas and Alice (Brunelle) Rabidoux. He attended schools in Winooski. He married the former Mildred Bissette on Jan. 20, 1948, in Winooski. Norman was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. He was employed for many years with the Vermont Army National Guard. In all, he served in the U.S. armed forces for 33 years. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Essex Junction. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved ice fishing. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mildred Rabidoux; three children, Norman Rabidoux of Burlington, Steven Rabidoux and his wife, Farah, of Hinesburg, and Pamela Rabidoux of Essex Junction; four grandchildren, Jamie Rabidoux, Tere Rabidoux, John Rabidoux, and Jessica Rabidoux; one great-grandson, Jered Rabidoux; two brothers, Maurice Rabidoux and his wife, Jane, of Essex Junction, and Robert Rabidoux and his wife, Jackie, of Winooski; one sister, Shirley Nolin and her husband, Ernest, of Winooski; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Richard Bissette and his wife, Anita, of Florida, Joseph Bissette and his wife, Barbara, of Vermont and Florida, and Larry Cardinal of Winooski; his sisters-in-law, Marion Darling of South Burlington, Dell Bartolotti and her husband, Libero, of Illinois, Alice Robert and her husband, Clement, of Winooski, Florence Couture and her husband, Donald, of Winooski, Ruth Bessette and her husband, Andy, of Winooski, Emily Lesage of Colchester, Lorraine Martel f Colchester and Doris Mendl and her husband, Tony, of Florida, Anna Rabidoux of Winooski, Lucille Rabidoux of Winooski, and Dorothy Rabidoux of Burlington. He was predeceased by three brothers, Wilfred Rabidoux, Albert Rabidoux, and Leon Rabidoux; a sister, Theresa Cardinal; a sister-in-law, Pearl Bove; and brothers-in-law Henry Darling and Louis Lesage. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Essex Junction with interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446, or the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Visiting hours will be Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
RONALD ALEXANDER STOTT ISLAND POND/NORTHFIELD — Ronald Alexander Stott, 87, a native of Island Pond and more recently a 22 year resident of Northfield, died Wednesday February 9 2000 at the Mayo Assisted Living Home in Northfield. Ronald was born in Island Pond, Nov. 23, 1912, the son of Alexander and Alice Norton Stott. He graduated from Brighton High School and on June 28, 1934, married Leona Mildred Currier also of Island Pond. Ronald and Mildred recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. He entered the Army during World War II, serving in France and Germany where he remained as part of the Army of Occupation until July 1946. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Ron worked for the Canadian National Railroad out of Island Pond for ten years and then owned the Brighton Gas Company. In the early 1960s he moved to White River Junction where he became a partner in another fuel company. After retirement in 1977, Ronald and Mildred moved to Northfield to be closer to their family. He enjoyed hunting, skiing, and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and William Pope, of Northfield; three granddaughters, Beth Melinda Lemnah, Stacey Stott Whaley, Kelsey Pope Bussiere, all of Northfield; one grandson, David Stott Pope of Beverly, Mass; and one sister, Helen Berry of Portland, Maine; seven great-grandchildren; and three nephews. He is predeceased by two sisters, Hazel Amey, of Norway, Maine, and Bernice Way of Portland, Maine. A memorial service will be held at the Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kingston Funeral Home.
February 10
GERARD JOSEPH ETIENNE CARON WESTFORD/ESSEX JUNCTION — Gerard Joseph Etienne Caron, 84, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington. He was born in St. Rose de Watford, Quebec, on Oct. 5, 1915, the son of the late Gedeon and Anna (Morin) Caron. Gerard graduated from Bellows Free Academy/Fairfax, Class of 1935, as class valedictorian. He owned and operated a farm in Westford for many years. He was a member of St. Luke’s Church in Fairfax. He married the former Gisele Breault in St. Luke’s Church on Nov. 29, 1958. He was proud of his membership as a third-degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus, Father Donald Kelly Council 10830. He was also past president of St. John the Baptist. Gerard Contributed extensively to his community of Westford as a town selectman for six years and had also held positions as town lister and health officer. He was also a past member of the Farm Bureau and Browns River Grange. Gerard was a special husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Gisele (Breault) Caron of Essex Junction; three sons, Denis Caron of Westford, Louis Caron and his wife, Suzanne, of Burlington, N.J., and Roger Caron of Johnson; one sister, Alphonsine Riendeau of Valcour, Quebec; five grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Luke’s Church on Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at 10 a.m. with Father Maurice Roy, celebrant, and Father John Feltz and Father Charles Davignon, concelebrants. Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Luke’s Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Gerard’s memory to the St. Luke’s Building Fund, P.O. Box 7, Fairfax, Vt. 05454-0007. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
MAURICE J. ""BUMMY” COUILLARD  – BARRE CITY — Maurice J. ""Bummy” Couillard, 73, of South Main St., died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at his home, after a short illness. He was born in Williamstown on July 31, 1926, a son of the late Avila and Maude (Jeannette) Couillard. He graduated from Spaulding High School in 1944. Following graduation, he worked for the Bethlehem Steel Co. in Weymouth, Mass. From 1945 to 1946, he served with the U.S. Army Air Force in the Asiatic-Pacific theater of operations with the 66th Fighter Squadron and was discharged as a sergeant. He was an airplane crew chief. From 1946 to 1947, he lived and worked in Fairfield, Calif., before returning to Barre, where he had since resided. In 1948, he began employment at Couillard’s Heating Oils in Barre, where he excelled as plant manager, keeping schedules for customer accounts in his head, long before the arrival of the Computer Age. He retired in 1988. He enjoyed skiing, ice fishing, deer hunting, golf and photography. He and his wife and children had taken numerous cross-country trips throughout the United States and Eastern Canada. Since his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed their camper at North Hero. Oct. 4, 1950, he married Jeannine Bergeron in St. Monica Church in Barre. Besides his widow, survivors include a daughter, Karen Couillard of Essex Junction; three sons, Edmund Couillard of Essex Junction, Patrick Couillard and his wife, Kelley, of Jericho, and David Couillard and his wife, Nancy, of Kingston, N.H.; five grandchildren, Sally, Genie, Anthony, Jillian and Eden Couillard; a brother, Willard ""Goo” Couillard and his wife, Marjorie, of Websterville; two sisters, Genevieve Morin of Barre and Eva Sartwell and her husband, Ralph, of Concord, N.H.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by 10 brothers, Raymond, Edmund, William, Homer, Albert, Leo, Paul, Emile, Charles and Richard Couillard. His memberships included St. Monica Church, and he was a life member of Barre Elks Lodge No. 1535; Barre American Legion Post No. 10, and MacKenzie-Webster VFW Post No. 790 of Barre. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Monica Church. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health/Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641, or Father Bernard Messier Capital Improvement Fund, St. Monica Church, 79 Summer St., Barre, Vt. 05641.
MELVIN O. JOHNSON SWANTON/BURLINGTON — Melvin O. Johnson, 62, of Swanton, formerly of Burlington, died unexpectedly in Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in a car accident in Swanton. He was born on May 6, 1937, in Aberdeen, Miss., the son of Nelson and Luiva Johnson. He was a construction mason and truck driver before being employed with the Burlington Electric Department at the McNeil Generatig Plant. He loved singing gospel music and enjoyed listening to the ”Blues.” He is survived by his children: Melvina and her husband, Stephen Joyner of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and Christan Blow of Swanton; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters: Alice and Emma Johnson and Dorothy Shinn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three brothers: Walter, Nelson and Shug Johnson. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington with interment following in Resurrection Park, South Burlington. Visiting hours are this evening from 7 to 9 in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent in care of the funeral home to be used as the family wishes.
ELIZABETH H. ""BETTY” KERSHAW SOUTH BURLINGTON — Elizabeth H. ""Betty” Kershaw of The Pines in South Burlington and mother of Stephen E. Kershaw of Burlington passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following a brief illness.
COL. (RET.) GEORGE F. McSOLEY PALM BAY, Fla./ESSEX — George F. McSoley, 81, of Essex and Palm Bay, Fla., died at his home in Florida on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000. He was born in Providence, R.I., on Aug. 8, 1918, the son of John F. and Mary (Dawe) McSoley. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy in Providence, R.I., the University of Omaha and the Italian War College. He also attended St. Michael’s College. He served in the U.S. Army for 33 years and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He received the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit and Army Commendation. In 1969, he moved to Vermont to serve as senior advisor to the Vermont Army National Guard, retiring from active duty in 1973. He was a member of the American Legion, Retired Officers Association, National Rifle Association, the 43rd Division Veterans Association, and the Ethan Allen Chapter of AUSA. Sept. 2, 1946, he was married in Providence to Kathleen M. Cooney. He was a member of St. Pius X parish in Essex and St. Joseph’s in Palm Bay and was a member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen McSoley of Essex and Palm Bay; his four children and their spouses, Colleen and Bernard Derry of Essex, John and Donna McSoley of Essex, Joseph and Nancy McSoley of Essex, and Christine and John McCormack of Burlington. He was blessed with 12 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Essex. Burial will be in the spring in Mountain View Cemetery in Essex. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.
MADELINE H. PEAKE WILLISTON — Madeline (Hallock) Peake, 60, died at the home of her daughter Robin on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, following several months of failing health. She was born in New Haven, the daughter of the late Carl and Ellen (Fleming) Hallock. She loved the outdoors and truly enjoyed her camp in South Hero where she was often found on a journey in her paddleboat. She enjoyed flowers and gardening and was especially fond of lilacs. She also liked to crochet. Madeline is survived by her two daughters, April Worthen of Massachusetts, Robin Joseph and husband Joseph of Williston; two sons, Theodore Peake Jr. and wife, Theresa, of Vermont, and Dale Peake and partner, Tracy Atkins, of Burlington; her longtime companion, Harold Youngman; several grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters, Marie Soutiere of Williston, Lois Tahair of Burlington, and Alberta Wedge of North Carolina; her brothers, James Hallock of Milton, Richard Hallock of Isle LaMotte; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Roger Peake; and a sister, Earline Shepard. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Huntington Baptist Church. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery in the spring. Visiting hours are today 5-8 p.m. at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., Burlington. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.
JOAN ""GERRY” SHEPPARD BURLINGTON — Joan Sheppard, 81, formerly of 230 St. Paul St., died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre. She was born July 29, 1918, in Springfield, Mass., the daughter of Arthur and Albina (Benoit) Sheppard. She worked in the American Woolen Mill in her younger years and was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral. Her favorite song was ""You Are My Sunshine.” She leaves four sisters, Gwendolyn Handl and Doris Curtis, both of Burlington, Grace Greaves of Holyoke, Mass., and Vivian Marusky and her husband, Steve, of Trenton, N.J.; a brother, Oscar Sheppard and his wife, Coronna, of South Burlington; her sister-in-law, Claudette Sheppard of Milford, Conn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her special friends, Josie Aruzza and Michael Egan. She was predeceased by four sisters, Dorothy Blodgett, Marie Sheppard, Rita Bourque and Jane Sheppard; and two brothers, Douglas and Thomas Sheppard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Allen Street, with interment following in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may gather from noon to 12:30 p.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave. For their excellent caring and service over the years to Joan, it is suggested that those who wish may send memorial contributions to either Howard Center For Human Services, 300 Flynn Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401, or Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, 1 Mill St., Burlington, Vt., 05401.
DAVID L. SHERWOOD BURLINGTON — David L. Sherwood, 57, passed away unexpectedly at his St. Paul Street home on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., on Sept. 13, 1942, the son of James and Edith (Small) Sherwood. Mr. Sherwood was employed by Fletcher Allen Health Care for a number of years. He was an avid Yankees fan and loved to fish. He was a member of the Baha’i Faith. In addition to his parents, he leaves four children: Jessica, Brian, Jill and Jamie Sherwood, all of Burlington, their mother, Pauline Sherwood; his two sisters, Sue Minot and Marg Wilson; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his longtime devoted friend, Sean Chaney. A private family memorial service was held on Sunday evening in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel. Committal services will be held in Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden, N.Y., on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000.
ROY M. SICHLER STOWE — Roy M. Sichler, 45, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Queens, N.Y., on May 29, 1954, the son of Eric D. and Jeannette (Watzelhan) Sichler. He had been residing in the area for the past several years. Besides his mother, Jeannette of Morrisville, Roy is survived by his brother, Eric of Waterbury Center; his sister, Debbie Bruscino of Spring Hill, Fla.; a niece, Amy Baringer of Virginia Beach, Va.; and two nephews, Christopher and Eric Bruscino of Spring Hill, Fla. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Monday with a funeral service being held at 8 p.m. in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. Spring interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Morrisville.
February 11
KAY ""KATIE” (O’BRIEN) HOWARD BURLINGTON — Kay S. Howard, 50, passed away at home with family and friends Friday, Feb. 11, 2000. She was born in Montpelier on Sept. 26, 1949, the daughter of Brenden and Marjorie (Stewart) O’Brien. She had worked in various doctors’ and medical offices as a secretary/receptionist for most of her life. She leaves her children, Janet Howard of Annandale, Va., Jleigh ""Judy” Howard of Hyde Park, and Jonathan Howard of Graniteville; Gizmo and Charlie, her faithful puppies; two brothers, Glenn O’Brien of Colchester and Lee O’Brien of South Barre; and aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins. She joins her parents and her sister in heaven. Celebrate her life this Sunday at 4 p.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Those who wish may send contributions in her memory to The Patient Assistance Fund, c/o Patient and Family Services, FAHC Brown 4, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401, to be used for payment of medical prescriptions for cancer patients who cannot afford them.
DEMA A. (FRECHETTE) RIVARD RICHMOND — Dema A. Rivard, 89, passed away peacefully Feb. 11, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in Richmond, the second daughter of Eugene P. and Mary Ellen (Moynihan) Frechette. Dema graduated from Richmond schools and the teacher-training program at the University of Vermont. She taught elementary school at Fays Corners in Richmond. She married George O. Rivard in 1941 and briefly lived in St. Johnsbury before moving to St. Albans. During World War II, her husband served in the U.S. Marines, during which time she replaced George as manager of the local Endicott-Johnson Shoe Store. Following his discharge, they briefly owned a children’s clothing store before moving to Richmond, where he was named postmaster. While in Richmond, Dema established Dede’s Kindergarten, which she ran in their home for 20 years. Dema most recently lived at Brownway Residence in Richmond. She belonged to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary parish, where she taught religious educaiton for many years, and the Holy rosary Ladies Altar Society. She was a member of the Richmond Historical Society. Her husband, George; a son, Peter Michael; and her sister, Florence Buley, predeceased her. She is survived by her nephews, Philip Buley and his wife, Patricia (Pam) of Cornwall and their children, Samantha Buley and her husband Reade Roberts of Nashville, Tenn., Matthew Buley of Englewood, Fla., and Benjamin Buley, attending Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000. There will be no calling hours. Friends may join the family in the church hall following the service. A burial service will take place in Holy Rosary Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Organ Fund, Richmond Old Round Church, c/o Denise Barnard, Jonesville Estates, Jonesville, Vt. 05466. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond, has provided funeral arrangements.
SYLVIA ""SOAPY” WEIDERMAN ESSEX — Sylvia (Banta) Weiderman, 80, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care after a short illness. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 25, 1919, the daughter of Edgar G. and Mildred G. (Dosch) Banta. She was a resident of Northport, N.Y., from 1950 to 1987 and moved to Essex in 1987. Her husband of 42 years, George Weiderman III, predeceased her in October 1987. ""Soapy” was a member of the Girl Scouts of America for 72 years. She was the director of Camp Wunnegan in Fort Salonga, Long Island, N.Y., and a Girl Scout troop leader for many years. She touched the lives of countless girls throughout the United States with her love of scouting. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Northport, Long Island, and was superintendent of the church school program for many years. In Vermont, she was involved with Girl Scouts and Essex Meals on wheels, having conducted leadership training for the scouts and serving on the board of Meals on Wheels. She could be frequently seen at Racquet’s Edge in Essex, as she was an avid swimmer. She is survived by her children, Barbara S. Crawford of Essex and Douglas P. Weiderman of East Northport, N.Y.; and six grandchildren, Lori and Lesley Weiderman and Jessica, Kyle, Devon and Jenny Crawford; and countless friends. A celebration of her life will be held in the Covenant Community Church, Route 15, Essex, at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Covenant Community Church, P.O. Box 129, Jericho, Vt. 05465. Arrangements are by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, Burlington.
February 12
KERMIT A. DOENGES COLCHESTER — Kermit A. Doenges, 70, of Colchester, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in Verdelle Nursing Home in St. Albans following a lengthy illness with multiple sclerosis. He was born in Burlington on Jan. 4, 1930, the son of the late Frederick and Louise (Allen) Doenges. Kermit served in the U.S. Navy and was a security guard for the U.S. government. A brother, Frederick, predeceased him. He is survived by six sisters and one brother, Jacqueline and Eugene Brownell, Marion and Warren Bistram, Shirley Cootware, Patricia Marsh, Carlene and Frank Bernardini, Donna and Richard Doenges-McDermed and Roger and Lucille Doenges. Kermit is also survived by two aunts, Clara Walker of Underhill and Eleanor Hardy of Clearwater, Fla.; and several cousins and many nieces and nephews. A burial service will take place in the Underhill Cemetery in the spring. Those who wish may make contributions to the Visiting Nurses Association, 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., in charge of arrangements.
DEAN RUSSELL MOORE SHELBURNE — Dean Russell Moore, 78, of Annapolis, Md., and Washington, D.C., died on Feb. 12, 2000, at his daughter’s home in Shelburne, comforted by the kindness, memories, and loving wishes of family and friends far and near. He enjoyed life to the fullest until recent failing health following a successful 15-year battle with prostate cancer. Dean was born in Woodstock, on Jan. 11, 1924, to Allan Russell and Doris (Goodwin) Moore. His grandfather, W.H. Moore, was the publisher and editor of the Vermont Standard. Throughout his life, Dean enjoyed tales of his Tom Sawyer-esque boyhood escapades in Woodstock and treasured the friendships made there. He never lost his boyish twinkle and sense of fun. Dean attended schools in Woodstock,Vt. and Glens Falls, N.Y. He served in World War II as a 75th Division combat infantryman, European theater of operations, including the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of the Rhine Crossing. After the war, he attended the University of Vermont, graduating in 1949. He attended his 50th reunion last June, celebrating fond memories of his student years. After graduation, Dean began a long career in banking. He held offices in banks in several states, and before his retirement served in the Farmers Home Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Dean was predeceased by his beloved wife, Yvonne Etzel Anderson Moore, in September of 1998. His survivors include three children from his first marriage to the former Kay McFeeters which ended in divorce: Rebecca Moore and her husband, David Hedden, of Shelburne, D. Robert Moore and Kathy White of Sheldon, and Kathleen Moore and her husband, Michael Otto, of Cambridge, Mass. He is also survived by two stepsons, William Anderson of Purcellville, Va., and Michael Anderson of Washington, D.C. Dean’s grandchildren were a source of pride and joy and amusement. They rekindled memories of his own childhood and gave him hope for the future. In their own words: ""Nothing we did ever bothered him. Everything just made him chuckle.” He is survived by his grandchildren: Erin Maker of Santa Barbara, Calif, Jordan Moore of Calais, Anu and Will Hedden of Shelburne, Danielle Dennis of Sheldon, and new baby, Jackson Moore-Otto of Cambridge, Mass. Dean’s brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Gina Moore, live in Woodstock, Vt. To honor his love of reading, memorial donations may be made in Dean’s name to the Norman Willems Public Library, Woodstock Vt. 05091, or to the Woodstock Historical Society, Elm Street, Woodstock, Vt. 05091. A reception will be held in Dean’s memory in Washington, D.C. this spring, and a memorial service will be held in the summer in Woodstock, Vt. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, Vt. 05482, in charge of local arrangements.
BERNADETTE MARIE PAYNE SUN CITY, Ariz. — Bernadette Marie Payne of Sun City, Ariz., for the past 10 years, formerly of Burlington, Vt., peacefully passed away Feb. 12, 2000. She was born in Rutland, Vt., the daughter of Andrew Ducharme and Lillian (Hope) Ducharme. She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Paul M. Payne of Sun City, Ariz.; son Leo Andrew Kupferer of Vero Beach, Fla.; daughter Paula Payne Dillon of Albany, N.Y.; son Phillip Moore Payne of Georgia, Vt.; seven beloved grandchidlren; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Michael Paul Payne, and joins him, her parents, two sisters and a brother in eternal rest. A Mass of Christian Burial and a celebration of her joyous life was held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church in Sun City, Ariz. Interment will follow in the future in Resurrection Park, South Burlington, Vt. Contributions may be made in Bernadette’s memory to Burlington Vermont Senior Citizens Center. Arrangements are by Sunland Mortuary, Sun City, Ariz.
LORRAINE (DUBALL) SHALOOHEY BURLINGTON — Lorraine D. Shaloohey, 77, of Morgan Street, Burlington, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a short illness. She was born in Burlington on June 9, 1922, the daughter of the late Edward and Marie (Fortune) Duball. She was a kind and generous person who was loved by all who knew her. She enjoyed reading, playing card games, shopping, lunches out and just being with those she loved. Lorraine attended Burlington High School but especially enjoyed attending her husband’s Cathedral High, Class of 1939, reunions. She was a member of VFW Post 782 Ladies Auxiliary. May 3, 1947, she married Bernard Shaloohey in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary before he died Aug. 13, 1987. She is survived by four daughters and a son, Judy and David Letourneau of Georgia, Vt., Kathy and James Hazel of Ferndale, Fla., Susan Shaloohey, Debbie and Paul Sicard, and John Shaloohey, all of Burlington; her beloved grandchildren, Matthew, Lucas and Andrea Letourneau of Georgia, Vt., Scott Hazel of Ferndale, Fla., Elizabeth and Kevin Sicard of Burlington, and Allyson Shaloohey of Moretown; one sister, Joyce and Charles Schmaldienst of Winooski; one sister-in-law, Rose Duball of Clermont, Fla.; and many other dear friends and relatives. She was predeceased by a son, Bernard Jr., in 1988; and a brother, Edward Duball Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the charity of one’s choice. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington
MARGARET STADTMUELLER HUNTINGTON, Vt./ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Margaret Stadtmueller, 88, died at the Burlington Health and Rehab Center on Feb. 12, 2000, Daughter of the late Georg and Anna Ellert of Windischeschenbach, Germany, Margaret is survived by her husband, Herman, of Huntington, Vt.; her daugher, Jeanette Chupack and husband, Stephen, also of Huntington; her brothers, Joseph and Emil of Germany; grandson, Stephen, of Hinesburg; and her loving nieces and nephew in Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y. Margaret was a professional seamstress all of her life and loved sewing clothes for her family and herself. We will all remember her spirit and stamina. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y., and Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Mary Church, Rochester. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Vermont Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association, 338 River Street, P.O. box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601.
February 13
WILFRED L. DENNIS JR. BURLINGTON — Wilfred L. Dennis Jr., 60, of Plattsburgh Avenue died on Sunday, Feb, 13, 2000, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston. He was born in Keeseville, N.Y., on Oct. 2, 1939, the son of Wilfred L. Sr. and Blanche (Cadorette) Dennis. On Oct. 7, 1967, he was married in St. Joseph’s Church in Burlington to Carmela Monfreda. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served for over 40 years with the Vermont Army National Guard, retiring in 1999. He was employed at the University of Vermont and was a member of St. Mark’s Parish. He is survived by his wife, Carmela Dennis of Burlington; two children, Albert H. Dennis of California and Valerie Duffy of Syracuse, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Ryan Dennis and Michael Duffy; his mother, Blanche Hart of Elizabethtown, N.Y.; also several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday morning from 8 to 9:30 at the Ready Funeral Home, North Chapel, 934 North Avenue, Burlington.
KAM ADAM MALONE EAST BAKERSFIELD — Kam Adam Malone, 23, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at his home. Kam was born Jan 20, 1977, in St. Albans, the son of Terry and Ruth (Callan) Malone. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 in the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in Kam’s memory may be made to the Enosburg Falls High School Art Department, c/o Sandra Vaillancourt, School Street, Enosburg Falls Vt. 05450.
JOYCE E. NICHOLS BURLINGTON — Joyce E. Nichols, 89, of Burlington died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Enosburg Falls on Sept. 4, 1910, the daughter of Merritt and Harriet May (Leach) Eldred. Her mother died when she was an infant, and she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Ruth and Carroll Leach, in Enosburg. June 24, 1938, she was married in the Enosburg Center Congregational Church to Charles E. Nichols, who predeceased her in 1990. She received her teaching degree from Potsdam Normal School in 1933 and taught in one-room schools until her marriage. From 1961 to 1971, she taught music at Bakersfield Elementary School. In 1982, at the age of 72, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Johnson State College. She was a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Burlington, the Tyler Branch Grange in Enosburg and the Charlotte Grange. She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Donald E. and Sue Nichols of San Jose, Calif, Mary Louise Stanley of Norfolk, Va., Ralph Levi Nichols of Ohio, Sylvia J. and Michel Allen of Essex Junction, and David C. and Diane Nichols of Charlotte; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and by a close cousin, Edna Pare. She was predeceased by a grandson, Kevin M. Nichols; and a brother, Donald Eldred. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Burlington Health and Rehabilitation for their kindness and support. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Burlington. Burial will be in the spring in the Enosburg Center Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
ARLAN S. ""RED” TOWLE JR. ST. ALBANS — Arlan S. ""Red” Towle Jr., 84, husband of Lorraine (Willard) Towle, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in Redstone Villa Nursing Home in St. Albans following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, LorraineTowle of St. Albans; one son, Arlan S. ""Skip” Towle III and his wife, Ann, of Essex Junction; two daughters, Calista Rabtoy and her husband, Chreston, of Fairfax, and Bernice Leahy and her husband, Dr. William Leahy of St. Albans. Visiting hours and funeral will be held in in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Ave. in Enosburg Falls on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000. The family will receive family and friends from 3 p.m. until the hour of the funeral, which will be held at 6 p.m. Interment will be next spring in the East Franklin Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to Franklin Rescue Squad, Main Street, Franklin, Vt. 05457.
GARY TROMBLEY HUNTINGTON — Gary Trombley died Feb. 13, 2000, at home in Huntington, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born in Northfield on Jan. 24, 1942, the son of Leroy and the late Rosemond Trombley. He graduated from high school in Northfield, then joined the Navy for four years. Gary enjoyed his time working in the hospital delivery room during his Navy years. After the Navy, Gary worked at the Waterbury State Hospital for a short time before joining IBM in 1965. He retired from IBM in 1993. Gary lived life to its fullest. He always looked for the best in everyone and every situation and had an extremely positive attitude about life. His family and friends will remember him for his indomitable spirit, his fun-loving vitality, and his passion to help others. Many will remember his enthusiasm for all sports, including tennis and skiing. Gary held the deepest respect for nature and spent many enjoyable hours fishing, working in the woods, making maple syrup and observing the natural world. He had an affinity for Native Americans and their way of life. His love for music led him to be the driving force behind the formation of the rock band, ""The Runaway Dog.” Gary will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Gary is survived by his cherished soul mate and wife of 28 years, Patty Beaupre; his three beloved children, Lisa and her husband, Charles Shepard, of Richmond, Wayne of Portland, Maine, and Carmen of South Burlington; his father, Leroy of Northfield; his sister and brothers; Janice and her husband, Bob Boyce, of Northfield, Richard and his partner, Monique, of Williamstown, and Larry and his wife, Susan, of Swanton; and many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss his wonderful presence in their lives. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at the Huntington Baptist Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or Hospice of Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester Vt. 05446. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, Vt., in charge of arrangements.
February 14
LUCINA (CUMMINGS) CARR  – BURLINGTON — Lucina Cummings Carr, 86, passed away Feb. 14, 2000, in the Arbors in Shelburne. Lucina was born on Nov. 24, 1913, in East Montpelier, the daughter of Edgar A. and Jennie (Staples) Cummings. With her brothers, Luman and Solon, she was raised on a farm there on what is now known as Cummings Road. After graduation from Montpelier High School, she earned an associates degree from Lasell Junior College in Auburndale, Mass., near Boston. While there she enjoyed crew, especially racing on the Charles River. On May 1, 1937, she was married to Wendell I. Carr. For their honeymoon they traveled to the Pacific coast and back in a brand new Ford. Along the way they saw the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park and other sights. They spent most of their married life in Burlington. An active member of the First Congregational Church for many years, she also enjoyed flowers, gardening, photography and painting outdoor scenes. She loved the Lake Dunmore camp where the family spent a week each summer for 20 years. After her homemaker years, she worked for 25 years as an assistant librarian at the Dana Medical Library at the University of Vermont where she made many friends. She is survived by two sons, Wendell E. Carr of South Burlington and Rodney J. Carr of Burlington; four grandchildren: Cassandra Bourgeois and husband, Bruce, of Colchester, Millicent Resi and husband, David, of St. Albans, Stephanie Carr of Vail, Colo., and MIchael Carr of Colchester; three great-grandchildren: Caleb and Michelle Bourgeois and Elizabeth Resi. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the First Congregational Church in Burlington. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St. Burlington. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may make donations in her name to The Reagan Institute, c/o Alzheimer’s Association, 919 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611.
PATRICIA M. ""THERESA” CHARLAND  – HINESBURG — Patricia Marie ""Theresa” (Ward) Charland, 66, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in Underhill, Dec. 22, 1933, one of twelve children of Melvin and Lena (Bolio) Ward. She married Walter James Charland in 1958. He predeceased her on May 19, 1995. ""Theresa” attended St. Jude Catholic Church in Hinesburg. Her family was the center of her life and she spent a great deal of time with her grandkids doing jigsaw puzzles and playing cards. She loved working in her flower garden which always had an array of pink blooms which were her favorites. She will be sorely missed by her devoted and loving family and many friends. She is survived by her son Walter James Charland Jr. and his wife, Sheryl, of Hinesburg; three grandchildren, Stacy Lynn, Dennis James and Heather Marie Charland; her sisters, Ida Garrett of Florida, Jean Murray of Richmond, Mildred Osbourne of Essex Center, Betty Thibault of Florida; her brother, Melvin Ward Jr. of Essex Junction; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter J. Charland Sr.; their son, Dennis James Charland; and several brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Jude Catholic Church, Hinesburg. Burial will take place in the spring in Hinesburg Village Cemetery. Visiting hours are this evening from 6-8 at Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Vermont Kidney Association, P.O. Box 244, Burlington, Vt. 05402-0244, or the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
WILLIAM E. CHASTENAY BURLINGTON — William E. Chastenay, 65, died Feb. 14, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Burlington on Feb. 2, 1935, to Bernard and Marguerite (Nay) Chastenay. He worked on dairy farms, was a general trucker and later operated a tree service. He leaves his daughter, Mary Beth Chastenay of Colchester; three sisters and their husbands; Betty and Johnny Thompson of Burlington, Mary Ann and Roger Thompson of St. George and Alice and Elmer C. Baker Jr. of Milton; two brothers: Richard and his wife, Rosemary Chastenay, of Burlington and Philip Chastenay of Montpelier; many nieces, nephews and cousins, especially his close nephew, Randy Baker; and his caregiver, Lori Irish, both of Burlington. A private service will be held. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier.
GERALD D. DAUDELIN WESTFORD — Gerald D. Daudelin, 73, of Westford died on Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in Essex on March 21, 1926, the son of Alphonso and Ernestine Daudelin. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. On July 10, 1976, he was married in Westford to Thelma A. (White) Masure. He had worked for 25 years at Fassetts Bakery in Burlington and then he worked as a custodian and security guard for the Essex School District at Essex High School and then Flemming School in Essex Junction. He is survived by his wife, Thelma A. Daudelin of Westford; one daughter, Paula Greenburg and her companion, Dennis, of Florida; one stepson, James and his wife, Judy Masure, of Sutton; one stepdaughter, Joann and her husband, Paul LeClair, of Bolton; three grandchildren, Crystal LeClair, Paul LeClair and Alicia Gray; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Dubois of Florida, Beatrice Keefe of Massachusetts and Gertrude Racine of Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 at the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction.
OLIVE A. WEBSTER MONTPELIER — Olive A. Webster, longtime resident of Montpelier, died on Feb. 14, in the Mayo Health Center in Northfield at the age of 89. Born on May 26, 1910, in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of Fernando and Sarah (Colby) Ayer. She attended Manchester schools and later graduated from Keene State with a teaching degree. She married Russell G. Webster on Oct. 14, 1933, in Bradford, N.H. In 1956, the family moved to Vermont and settled for many years in East Montpelier on Murray Road. They later moved to Independence Green in Montpelier. In addition to raising four children, Olive was an art teacher in many Washington County rural schools throughout the 1960s. She also did volunteer work at Central Vermont Hospital. She enjoyed painting, traveling, reading and doing the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink. Small Point, Maine was her home away from home. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Suzanne LaFrance of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Wendy Savoie of Wilton, N.H., and her husband, David; one son, David of Lyndonville and his wife, Pat; three grandchildren, Darren LaFrance and Kipp and Keely Savoie. She was predeceased by one son, Paul, and her husband of 60 years, Russell. A private family service will take place in Maine at a later date. Calling hours will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Guare and Sons Funeral Home, 30 School St., Montpelier. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, Vt. 05601-0687.
February 15
JOHN E. SHALOOHEY BURLINGTON — John E. Shaloohey, 43, of Morgan Street, Burlington, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, after suffering heart failure. He was born in Burlington on Oct. 20, 1956, the son of the late Bernard and Lorraine Shaloohey. John graduated from Burlington High School in 1974 and entered military service in September of that year. He served in active service for three years before switching to the Vermont National Guard. John worked as a cook, doing lawn care maintenance, and as an electrician’s assistant. John’s passion was fishing and spending time with his friends. He loved a good laugh, which we will sorely miss. Our only comfort is that he is with his beloved mother who passed away Saturday. He is survived by four sisters, Judy and David Letourneau of Georgia, Vt., Kathy and James Hazel of Ferndale, Fla., Susan Shaloohey, and Debbie and Paul Sicard, all of Burlington, nephews and nieces Matthew, Lucas and Andrea Letourneau of Georgia, Vt., Scott Hazel of Ferndale, Fla., Elizabeth and Kevin Sicard of Burlington, and Allyson Shaloohey of Moretown. John also leaves many good friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Bernard Jr., in 1988. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the American Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington.
PROFESSOR ROLFE SEATON STANLEY  – FLETCHER– Professor Rolfe Seaton Stanley, 68, of Buck Hollow Road in Fletcher VT, died Tuesday February 15, 2000 with his family by his side. Rolfe was born November 4, 1931 in Brooklyn NY, son of Katherine (Tyron) and Rolfe Benkert Stanley. He was guided in his early years by his grandparents, who oversaw his education and spirtual upbringing. He graduated from Kent school in Kent, Conn. and received full athletic scholarship to Williams College, where he discovered his love for geology, and from where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He continued his education at Yale University, receiving first his Masters of Science, and then his Ph.D. Concurrent with his education, he worked as a geologist for Shell Oil Company, doing field mapping in Montana, and also with the National Science Foundation doing field mapping in South Western Massachusts. He was an instructor and lecturer at Yale University from 1961-1964. In 1964 he took the position of Chairman of the Geology Department at the University of Vermont, a position he held until 1978. In 1972 Rolfe received his full Professorship at the University. Rolfe continued his devotion to his love of teaching and research at the University until his retirement on December 31, 1999. He took great pride in teaching one of the ”ten killer courses” offered at UVM. Throughout his professional career he took an active role as part of the United States Geological Survey, and was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. His contributions to the understanding of New England Geology were seminal, and include editing the bedrock geologic map of Massachusetts, developing the deformation cross-section of Vermont geology through numerous publications, and as editor of the new bedrock eologic map of Vermont, on which he was actively working at the time of his death. The best testimony of all of his contributions to geology is the success of his students as they continue the work begun under his tutelage. In his later years, in addition to continuing research and teaching, he became caregiver for his wife, who has been stricken with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and, all the while grieving for the loss of his beloved wife’s cognitive self, he took great pride in caring for her as she declined. Rolfe lived his life to its fullest; he took great pride in his family, friends and professional accomplishments. He was a man of great integrity; he was a true role model for all to follow. He lived by the high standards he set for himself and never faltered from his ideals. He was a teacher, mentor, friend, husband, father, grandfather, and caregiver. He will be missed greatly by all who knew hm. Rolfe is survived by his wife of forty seven years, Phyllis Raymond Stanley; his four daughters and their husbands; Linda Lee Stanley, Cynthia Anne & Wayne Holappa, Karen Jean & Richard Cruickshank , and Laurie Beth & Kyle Toof. His grandchildren; Richard Francis & David Rolfe Cruickshank, Elizabeth Stanley Mann, Connor Stanley & Adrienne Elizabeth Toof, Morgan Raymond Holappa, and many close friends, including his faithful dog Sparky. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of Vermont, in honor of his wife. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, February 24th, at the Ira Allen Chapel on the UVM campus starting at 1:00 PM. Parking for those wishing to attend is provided by the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, where a shuttle to the Ira Allen Chapel will be available beginning at noon. For further information and directions, pleas call the UVM Department of Geology, 656-3396, or Professor Barry Doolan, 656-0248.
DAVID A. WELD CHARLOTTE — David A. Weld, 47, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Vermont Respite House in Williston following a yearlong battle with lung cancer. He was born May 2, 1952, in Charlotte, the son of the late Maurice and Harriet (Ryea) Weld. He was a lifelong resident of Charlotte and a member of the Eagles Club in Vergennes. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator. He is survived by a daughter, Amber Weld; a granddaughter, Madisyn Lamonda, both of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; his girlfriend, Eve Willette of Essex Junction. ""David, you were my strength and inspiration. I will love you throughout all time;” four brothers, Gary Weld of Charlotte, Gregory Weld and his wife, Mary Jane, of Ironville, N.Y., Timothy Weld of Tennessee, and Thomas Weld of North Carolina; three sisters, Pauline Kirkpatrick and her husband, Thomas, of Shelburne, Barbara Weld of Burlington, and Mary Weld of Shelburne; and several nieces and nephews. David’s friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Charlotte Congregational Church on Church Hill Road. Interment will be next spring in the East Franklin Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls is in charge of arrangements.
February 16
CHARLES""CHRIS” BRIDGES SALISBURY — Charles Crissy Bridges, 74, died on Feb. 16, 2000. Born March 24, 1925, he was the son of Catharine (Crissy) Bridges and Charles P. Bridges. Growing up in Dedham, Mass., he came to Shoreham in 1940 to work and live on the dairy farm of Walter and Theresa Bryant. In 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and saw service in the Solomon Islands and northern China where he was acting first sergeant in a headquarters squadron of the First Marine Air Wing. Following his discharge in 1946, he married Pauline S. Easton of Shoreham. Subsequent to her untimely death (cancer) in 1950, he married a sister, Lorraine E. Easton. After leaving the farm in 1951, their vocations included DHIA supervising, then editing and managing The Ayrshire Digest in Brandon. From 1962 until 1974, they lived in the Springfield, Mass., area while he was director of the livestock and youth activities at Eastern States Exposition. From 1975 to 1989, he was an agent for the Farm Family Insurance Companies returning to Vermont in 1977 and serving with distinction the Farm Bureau members in the Addison County area of the Champlain Valley. During those years he and his wife edited and managed the New England Holstein Bulletin. Among many former civic interests, he was a director of Addison County Fair and Field Days. For six years he chaired the advisory committee of the Addison County Extension Service. In retirement, for a time, he and his wife were volunteer workers at Porter Medical Center. He assisted her in preparing and supervising the refreshment canteens for the Red Cross blood drawings held periodically in Middlebury. A regular and enthusiastic blood donor himself (160 pints) he received his 20 gallon pin in 1998. For many years he was an active member of the Masonic bodies of Brandon, having started up the Trestleboard monthly newsletter for those bodies in 1954. At various times he was the presiding officer of Farmers Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. He was a skilled ritualist and for more than 30 years, he was noted for his dramatic ability in Cairo Temple of the Shrine in Rutland. While an active member of the United Church of Lincoln, he served at various times as a deacon, chairman of the personnel committee, chairman of the pastoral relations committee, and as a leader for the children’s annual vacation Bible school. He and his wife also prepared and published the monthly church newsletter. At his death, he had been a longtime trustee of Eastern States Exposition and for two years had chaired the Vermont regional board of trustees. He enjoyed camping out with his family. For many years, his vegetable gardens were admired by his Salisbury neighbors. He is survived by his wife of 49 years; his daughter, Emily Ruth Bridges of Ripton; his son, David Bridges and his fiancee, Ann Giannino of Barnard; his grandchildren, Sierra Lorraine Bridges and Samuel David Bridges; also a beloved brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Margaret Bridges of Wakefield, N.H.; John and his wife, Nancy, of Tiburon, Calif; and sisters-in-law, Kathleen Easton and Jean McEdward, both of Middlebury, and Lois Bridges of San Diego, Calif. He is also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Henry. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Lincoln. The Rev. David R. Wood and the Rev. W. Ransom Rice Jr. will officiate. There will be no calling hours. Spring interment will be in the Easton-Bridges plot at Lake View Cemetery in Shoreham. Memorial gifts, if desired, may be made to the Youth Ministry of the United Church of Lincoln, East River Road, Lincoln, Vt. 05443, or to the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 504, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Sanderson Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.
KEITH LEE DAIGLE WINOOSKI — Keith Lee Daigle, 33, died unexpectedly Feb. 16, 2000, at his home in Winooski. He was born in Burlington on Jan. 31, 1967, the son of Norbert and Jeanette (Labrecque) Daigle. He graduated from Mount Mansfield High School and attended Vermont Technical College, where he obtained his associate’s degree. He was employed at IBM as a manager, where he enjoyed challenges and going to work every day. He was an avid hobbyist who enjoyed motorcycles, biking, skiing, working, outdoor sports and woodworking. Keith was a very hard worker who did his very best at anything he set his mind to. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his mother, Jeanette Daigle and her companion, Jim Stafford, of Essex; his father, Norbert Daigle and his wife, Rita, of Essex; two brothers Russell Daigle and his wife, Louise, of Essex, and John Daigle of Phoenix, Ariz.; his friend, Julie Allen of Burlington; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at 11 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 Children’s Aid Society, 79 Weaver St, Winooski, Vt. 05404. Visiting hours will be Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.
MARION E. DESROCHER MIDDLEBURY/BURLINGTON — Marion E. Desrocher, 77, passed away in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington on Feb. 16, 2000. She was born in Weybridge on Nov. 17, 1922, the daughter of Andrew and Margaret (Lamour) Blaise. She was owner and operator of the The Barracuda Restaurant and had also worked at Tops Restaurant, Belmont Restaurant and at Palmer’s Dairy Bar. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Desrocher, on May 24, 1989. She was currently residing at the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. She is survived by her children, Donald Desrocher and his wife, Ginny, of Salisbury, Larry Desrocher and his wife, Rebecca, of Orwell, Sandra Dragon and her husband, Ellsworth, of Middlebury, Judith Cloutier and her husband, Rolland, of Whiting, Margaret Beloin and her husband, Denis, of Underhill, Betsy Guptill and her husband, Donald, of Cornwall; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Sanderson Funeral Home, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at 1 p.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Celebrant will be the Rev. John McDermott, pastor. Memorial gifts may be made to Addison County Home Health, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753; Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 504, Middlebury, Vt. 05753; or a charity of one’s choice. Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
DAVID LLOYD DOBA SR. -  ESSEX JUNCTION — David Lloyd Doba Sr., 72, died on Feb. 16, 2000, from a heart attack. He was born on Dec. 25, 1927, in Hamburg, Pa., the son of the late Boni and Katherine Doba. David attended school in Hamburg before joining the Air Force at the age of 17. He received a World War II Victory Medal and a Good conduct Medal. His highest rank in the service was sergeant. He moved to Middleton, N.Y., and married Myrtle Agnes York on Nov. 1, 1952. They made their homes in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, N.Y., while Dave worked for IBM at the Fishkill plant. In 1965 he and his family were transferred to Essex Junction and remained in their present home until their deaths. Dave worked for IBM as a lab technician for 37 years before his retirement. He was a member of North Star Masonic Lodge 12 of Richmond, Mt. Sinai Shrine, Eastern Star and Scottish Rite. He is survived by his three sons: David L. Doba Jr. of Winooski, Jeffrey I. Doba of Essex Junction, and Douglas W. Doba of Essex Junction; two daughters, Cheryl L. Sargeant and her husband, Scott A., of Granville and Terrie L. Doba of Milton; grandchildren, Danial and Lyndsay of Granville; brother-in-law, Harold Knapp of Mongaup Valley, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Adella York of Palmetto, Fla. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Myrtle (York) Doba, on April 21, 1993. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. Visiting hours will be prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday. If you wish to make contributions in his memory, please send them to The American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 12 Hurricane Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495, or the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. He will always be remembered for his generosity, love and willingness to help others. We love you.
JOAN CRILE FOSTER  – SHELBURNE — Joan Crile Foster, 62, of Shelburne died Feb. 16, 2000, owing to a brain tumor. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 10, 1937, the daughter of George Crile Jr., M.D. and Jane Halle Crile. She graduated from Laurel School in Cleveland in 1955 and Smith College in 1959. Following her graduation, she earned an M.A.T. from Harvard/Radcliffe in 1960. June 25, 1960, she married Roger S. Foster Jr., M.D., of Washington, D.C. The Fosters were joint owners of Halirock Kennels Reg. They bred, raised and trained Newfoundland dogs, having over 60 show and obedience champions. Joan was the Champlain Valley Union High School tennis coach from 1984 to 1989. She worked on the Shelburne Rescue Squad from 1989 to 1992 until moving to Atlanta, Ga. In Atlanta, she became a paramedic and worked on an inner city ambulance. In 1995, she was hired as a paramedic in the emergency room of Grady Memorial Hospital, where she worked until her diagnosis in June 1999. Shortly thereafter, the Fosters returned to Vermont. Joan was an enthusiastic wilderness white water canoer, running many of the toughest white water rivers in Canada with her husband. Joan is survived by her large, close family: her husband Roger S. Foster Jr., M.D., of Shelburne; their four children and their spouses; and eight grandchildren. These include Dr. Roger S. Foster III, Pamela Underhill and their children, Taylor and Madeleine of Alexandria, Va., Charles B. Foster, M.D., Ginny Brown Foster and their children, Grace and Timothy, of Silver Spring, Md., Elizabeth Crile Foster and Roger Hill and their children, Steven and Chuck of Middlebury and Halle Crile Foster Moore, M.D., and Austin Moore and their children, Helen and Alex of Cleveland, Ohio. Joan is also survived by her siblings, Ann Crile Esselstyn of Cleveland, Ohio, Susan Crile of New York, N.Y., and George Crile III of New York, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Vermont Cancer Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. 05401. A memorial service is to be held at a future date.
RAYMOND H. TAFT SR. SUN CITY, Ariz./Burlington — Raymond H. Taft Sr., 71, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Burlington/South Burlington, Vt., passed away Feb. 16, 2000. Ray was born in Woonsocket, R.I., to Percy Taft and Della (Benoit) Taft on July 29, 1928. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and received a purple heart and bronze star. Later he became a salesman/delivery man and a clerk for the U.S. Post Office. Ray enjoyed bowling, all sports, all kinds of card games, and socializing with friends and family. Ray was an active member of the D.A.V., V.F.W., and American Legion, a past member of Fraternal Order of Eagles and Champlain Aerie 793, Burlington, Vt. Ray was a beloved husband, father, grand and great-grandfather. Dad was an honorable and hardworking man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Ray is survived by his beloved wife, Marion (Horseman) Taft; five children, Ray II, Robert, Patricia, Fred, and John Taft; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his dad, Percy Taft; mom, Della Marshall; and brother, Fred Taft. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Any contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation in Ray’s name.
February 17
WILLARD EBEN ALEXANDER, SR. UNDERHILL CENTER — Willard Eben Alexander, Sr., 93, of Underhill Center, passed away at the Respite House of Vermont on Feb. 17, 2000. Willard was born in Saxton’s River, Feb. 12, 1907, the son of the late Florence Forgette Alexander and George Perry Alexander. After graduating from Vermont Academy and Colby College, he moved to Hartford, Conn., where he was employed by his family’s Sisson Drug Company. In 1936 he married the former Ethel Janes of West Hartford, Conn. Ethel predeceased him in 1986. Willard retired from the Hartford Fire Insurance Company in 1972, at which time he and Ethel moved from West Hartford to Underhill Center where they enjoyed retirement with their children and grandchildren. From 1994 until the present, Willard made his home with his daughter, Betsy and her husband, Jim Cole, in Morristown. In 1998 they moved into the home Willard and Ethel had shared for 14 years in Underhill Center. Besides his daughter, Betsy, and her husband and their children: Wendy Jowett and her husband, Andrew, of East Hampstead, N.H., Lisa Vanderby and her husband, Kevin, of Manhattan, Mont., Susan Faunce of Mendocino, Calif., Heidi Faunce of Albion, Calif. and Wayland Cole of Blue Hill, Maine; Willard leaves his son, John Alexander and his wife, Anne, of Westmore and their children: John Alexander and his wife, eryl, and sons Zachary and Jesse of Carmel, Calif., Jennifer and her husband, Earl Whitmore, and their son Benjamin of Brownington, Stephen and his wife, Devon MacLeod, and their daughter Gaylen of Lincoln, Sarah Alexander and her sons, Rohan and Ezra, and their father, Michael Racine, of Orleans, and Eben Alexander, also of Orleans. Willard also leaves his son, Willard Alexander Jr. and his wife, Kate, of Morristown, N.J. and their children: Meghan in Washington, D.C., and Tim Baldwin in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Willard was predeceased by his great-grandson, Ian MacLeod Alexander; also by a sister, Helen Frey; and brothers Perry and Donald. A celebration to honor our father, grandfather, great-grandfather and community friend will be in the spring, the date to be announced in ""The Burlington Free Press” in May. In lieu of flowers, Willard’s family suggests contributions be made to the Respite House of Vermont, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495, for the tender care given to its residents and their families. Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond, Vt., in charge of arrangements.
HARVEY C. ALLARD WINOOSKI — Harvey C. Allard, 82, of Winooski died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in the Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington after a long illness.. He was born in Burlington on July 5, 1917, the son of the late Stanislaus and Rose (Dupont) Allard. Harvey was employed at the Woolen Mill and Strand Theater. He was a member of the Regular Veterans Association and ORCA. He is survived by Marilyn (Bunny) Conger, with whom he made his home; his children, Harvey Jr., Cheryl and Diane, whom he loved dearly; his sister, Gladys Landry and her husband, Raymond, of Grand Isle; his brother, Donald Allard and his wife, Doris, of Wethersfield, Conn.; his special niece, Gaile Cappucilli; his good friends, Anthony Arruzza and Michael Moody; his extended family, the Moodys and Arruzzas; his grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers, one sister; and his friends, Ronald Conger, in 1989, and Charles Pecue, in 1999. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home with interment to following in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St. Winooski.
KENNETH INNES GILLIES BERLIN — Kenneth Innes Gillies, 86, passed away in Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin on Feb. 17, 2000. He was a loving husband and father, and his grandchildren were the pride of his life. He was a tireless volunteer for his church and his community. He was born in Glencoe, Ontario, on June 22, 1913, the son of Dugald and Edith Gillies. He married Ellen Johnson on June 22, 1946. He was predeceased by his wife Aug. 15, 1993. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. He worked as an inspector at General Electric in Burlington. He was a member of the Masons and the Scottish Rite. He is survived by his children, Paul Gillies and his wife, Eileen, of Berlin, and Elaine Fitzsimons and her husband, Graham, of Durham, N.C.; grandsons Joseph and Patrick Fitzsimons of Durham, N.C., Lee Gillies of Richmond, and John Gillies of Burlington; two sisters, Donna Leitch of Glencoe, Ontario, and Ruth Gillies of Eugene, Ore., a brother, Lloyd Gillies of Glencoe; and several nieces and nephews. Ken’s friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, in All Saints Episcopal Church in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to All Saints Episcopal Church, 1250 Spear St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Barber and Lanier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
PATRICIA GRAFF McCORD WOODSTOCK — Patricia Graff McCord, 75, of North Pomfret died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in Mertens House in Woodstock following a long struggle with cancer. Mrs. McCord was born in New York City on Feb. 7, 1925. Her father, Lacy Kastner, was an executive with Columbia Pictures based in Paris, France. Mrs. McCord attended the Cours Suchet in Paris until the age of 12 and then was sent to St. Paul’s Girls School in London, from which she graduated. She began attending lectures at the Sorbonne, but the outbreak of war first forced her family to move to the Basque country and then in 1940 back to America. She lived in California for a year and then moved to New York City, where she attended Columbia night school. Mrs. McCord went to work for the Young and Rubicam advertising agency, eventually handling accounts for Hearst Publications, National Sugar Refining Co, American Can Co. and Royal Typewriter Co. In June 1944, she married Wesley M. Graff Jr., an executive with U.S. Rubber Co. A year later, they moved to Detroit, Mich, where she went to work for Brooke, Smith, French & Dorrance Inc., an advertising agency. A few years later, she and her husband moved back to New York and eventually to Connecticut, where she raised three children and became active in state politics. In 1964, her husband died. The following year, she married Bert McCord, a former drama editor with the New York Herald Tribune, who had retired to North Pomfret in the 1950s. Mr. McCord died in 1988, also of cancer. Mrs. McCord was a strong and vivacious woman who twice overcame cancer. She was a passionate mother and grandmother. Although she had seen a great deal of the world, she never loved any place more than Pomme Granite Farm, where she spent the last 35 years of her life. Mrs. McCord is survived by her three children, Kimberly Graff Johnson of Noank, Conn., and her husband, Edward and their daughter, Lacy; Wesley M. Graff III of Fletcher and his wife, Janet Young and their daughters, Jessica and Maura, and Christopher L. Graff of Montpelier and his wife, Nancy and their children, Garrett and Lindsay. She is also survived by her closet friend of 65 years, Dorianne Guernsey of North Pomfret and her husband, Otis. There will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Cancer Research Center at the University Health Center in Burlington, Vt.
LUCY DOWNING NISBET MORRISVILLE — Lucy Peters Downing Nisbet, 94, died at her home early Thursday morning, Feb. 17, 2000. She was born Sept.1, 1905, in Newark, N.J., the daughter of Sara Peters Downing and Paul Cook Downing. She was a great-granddaughter of John L. Dodge and G. Willis Peters, who were both active in the business and social communities of Great Barrington, Mass., including the Mahaiwe National Bank and the Wyantanuck Country Club in the 1800s. Mrs. Nisbet attended the Knox School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Parsons School of Design in New York City and an art institute in Paris, France. She was married to Edward B. Nisbet of Great Barrington, Mass., on Sept. 10, 1930. Mr. and Mrs. Nisbet resided for many years in Connecticut, in the Stamford and New Canaan areas. In the late 1940s they bought and renovated an old farmhouse in Morrisville, where they summered for several years before retiring there permanently in the 1970s. Mrs. Nisbet served as a volunteer at Copley Hospital in Morrisville for many years. She is survived by a niece, Lucy Downing Allardice of New York; three nephews, Paul C. Downing III of New Jersey, John C. Downing and Michael P. Downing of Florida; and numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at her home, 1108 Elmore Mountain Rd., Morrisville. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Mahaiwe Cemetery, Great Barrington, Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Nisbet’s memory may be made to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, N.Y., 10021, or Alzheimers Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Rd., Suite 140, Rockville, Md. 20850. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville
CLARIE SPAWN SOUTH BURLINGTON — Clarisse (Rockwell) Spawn went home to be with the Lord from the Vermont Respite House on Thursday, Feb. 17. 2000, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born April 10, 1929, in New York State, the daughter of Edwin and Mary (Mackey) Rockwell. After graduating from Syracuse University in 1950, she married Donald (Bud) Spawn of Chittenango, N.Y., in 1951. She was a 37-year resident of South Burlington with her husband. Claire led a full and vibrant life, enjoying skiing, music, gardening, reading, sewing, lakes and mountains, the cabin in the Adirondacks, her family, grandchildren, and friends, and her strong faith. She is survived by Don, her husband of 48 years; her children, Peter Spawn and his wife, Patti, in Chelmsford, Mass., Dora Schramm and her husband, Ken, in Morrisville, Wendy Hagel and her husband, Gary, in Lake Forest Park, Wash.; and five grandchildren, Tom, Caleb, Ariana, Nathan and Lauren. Claire is also survived by one sister, Olive Engle and her husband, Al, in Tennessee; her sister-in-law, Janet Westerberg and her husband, John, in Williamstown, N.Y.; eight nieces and nephews, Ed Monnat, Andy Monnat, Cindy Williams, Doug Westerberg and Kathy Berry in New York State, Vicki Lewis in North Carolina, Margie Engle in Virginia and Bill Engle in Colorado; and 17 grandnieces and grandnephews. Clarie’s cousins, Ruth Borst, Bob Rockwell, Channing Rockwell and Lester Marvin, live in New York State. Clarie was predeceased by her parents, Edwin and Mary (Mackey) Rockwell of Syracuse, N.Y.; a sister, Lilian Monnat of Lowville, N.Y.; and three aunts, Doris Cronk, Grayce Marvin and Olive Smith. Clarie’s friends and relatives are invited to celebrate her life during visiting hours on Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., Burlington, and at a service at noon on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at the First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul St., Burlington. All are welcome to a lunch reception at the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, Claire requested contributions to the First Baptist Church, the American Bible Society at (800) 562-9792, or the Andy Fund, a local organization for glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor research, in care of the University of Vermont, College of Medicine at (802) 656-4094. Arrangements are by Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St. Burlington.
DONALD H. WOODWARD EAST BERKSHIRE – Donald H. Woodward, 80, husband of the late Alice (Shangraw) Woodward, who predeceased him June 22, 1997, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in the Verdelle Village ECF in St. Albans following a long battle with cancer. Visiting hours will be held one hour prior to the funeral, which will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls. Interment will be next spring in the East Berkshire Congregational Cemetery. 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, or to the Berkshire Historical Society, c/o John Weld, 2005 Richford Road, Richford, Vt. 05476.
February 18
NELLIE ADAMS ANDRUS WOLCOTT — Nellie Andrus, 80, of Wolcott died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, in Greensboro Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 22, 1919, in Eden, the daughter of Frank and Alice (Adams) Adams. She was a 1937 graduate of Peoples Academy in Morrisville. Jan. 31, 1947, she married Leon Ernest Andrus in Morrisville. For more than 40 years, they had made their home in Wolcott. In her earlier years, she was employed by the Union Bank in Morrisville. From 1953 until she retired in 1986, she was town clerk for Wolcott. She was a member of the Wolcott United Methodist Church and the United Methodist women’s group of that church. She was a past member of the Wolcott PTA. Other interests included gardening, cooking and sewing. Survivors include her husband, Leon of Wolcott; a son, Edward Andrus and his wife, Marjorie, of Stowe; a daughter, Alice Wheeler and her husband, Myron, of Colchester; five grandchildren, Lisa Pearce of Stowe, Amy Tallman of Hardwick, Aaron Andrus of Elon College in North Carolina, Andrea Wheeler of Essex Junction, and Matt Wheeler of Potsdam, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Nellie was predeceased by two brothers, Jake Hayford and Wallace Hayford; and a sister, Emily Vantine. There will be no visiting hours. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Wolcott United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anne Bachmann officiating. Spring burial will follow in the family lot in the Taylor Cemetery in Wolcott. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Greensboro Nursing Home, 460 Garvin Hill Road, Greensboro, Vt. 05841, or to the Wolcott United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 669, Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are under the direction of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm St., Hardwick.
JOAN A. GAUTHIER -  BURLINGTON — Joan A. Gauthier, 78, of Shelburne died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Feb. 18, 2000. She was born in Burlington on Sept. 21, 1921, the daughter of Adelard and Emma (Pepin) Charette. She and her husband, Noel, were dairy farmers on Bishop Road in Shelburne for 38 years, until their retirement in 1975. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Noel A. Gauthier of Shelburne; her son, David A. Gauthier and his wife, Christine Jenkins-Gauthier of Shelburne; a brother-in-law, Maurice Lefebvre of Essex Junction; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in the Gauthier family. She was predeceased by a brother, Leopold Charette; and a sister, Lucille E. Lefebvre. A funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Monday in the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Those who wish may make contributions in Joan’s memory to Shelburne Rescue, c/o Shelburne Town Clerk, P.O. Box 88, Shelburne, Vt. 05482. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
DOROTHA (ALLEN) LAMBERT HINESBURG/BURLINGTON — Dorotha A. Lambert, 91, died in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, Feb. 18, 2000. She was born in Wolcott on Dec. 14, 1908, the daughter of Asbury and Mamie (Stevens) Allen. Dorotha was a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College. She married Donald Lambert in Burlington in April 1929. He predeceased her in May 1974. She was employed by Vermont Maple Orchards for many years and later by the Chittenden Bank. She is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Shirley and Paul Meacham of Burlington, Vivian and Dwight Johnson of California, and Dawn and Darwin Harrington of Colchester; a son, William Lambert of Milton; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; and a sister, Gertrude Hurst of Morrisville. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Ann Barr; four brothers; and four sisters. Burial will be private for family only with no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held in Wolcott at the convenience of the family. She was a loving, caring mother and wife. She will be greatly missed by all. For the past eight years, she resided in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she received very fine, supportive care. Donations may be made to the Church of the Nazarene in Wolcott. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
HARVEY S. MAXFIELD BURLINGTON/FAIRFAX — Harvey S. ""Uncle Harvey” Maxfield, 73, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at his home in Burlington. He was born in Grand Isle on April 29, 1926, the son of the late Donald and Sara (Clark) Maxfield. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in the military during World War II and the Korean War. He was employed for many years at A.C. Hathorne Co. of Williston and retired from Lamell Lumber Corporation of Essex in 1992. He was a member of VFW Burlington Post 782. He married the former Theresa Baillargeon-Badger on June 6, 1964;she predeceased him May 8, 1995. ""Uncle Harvey” was a sweet, kind and gentle man. He was a good friend to all and will be greatly missed by all of those fortunate enough to have known and loved him. He is survived by four sisters, Myrtle Oliver of Springfield, Ruby Collins of Winooski, Joyce Price of Florida, and Audrey Bentley of New York; a sister-in-law, Anna Maxfield of South Burlington; and several nieces and nephews including a very special and close niece, Pauline Robar of Burlington with whom he lived and considered home. He was predeceased by his only brother, Loren. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, from noon until the hour of the funeral service. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. in the funeral home, officiated by Father John Feltz of St. Luke’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery. Contributions in Harvey’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
KIMBERLY ELLEN DATTILIO WHITTEMORE MIDDLEBURY/ESSEX JUNCTION — Kimberly Ellen Dattilio Whittemore, 43, passed away after a brief illness Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Burlngton on Sept. 5, 1956, the daughter of Anthony and Claire (Ramsey) Dattilio. She graduated from Essex Junction High School, Class of 1976. Kim touched many people with her compassionate nature and her warm, friendly smile. Her greatest achievement was the birth of her son, Jeremy. Kim leaves her husband, Thomas Whittemore of Middlebury; her son, Jeremy of Essex Junction; her father, Anthony Dattilio and his wife, Bonnie, of Essex Junction; a brother, David and his wife, Lin, of Hartland; three sisters and their spouses, Peggylynn and Guy Palker of Westford, Jamie and Mark Smith of Essex Junction, and Ann and Steve Hills of Westford; her grandparents, Richard and Muriel Campbell of Essex Junction; and 15 nieces and nephews. Kim was predeceased by her mother, Claire Ramsey Dattilio, in 1977. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Catholic Church on West Street in Essex Junction. There will be no visiting hours. Spring interment will be held in Resurrection Park in South Burlington. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.
February 19
RICHARD R. ""SAM” GADAREE WILLISTON — Richard R. ""Sam” Gadaree, 77, devoted father and husband, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, in West Bath, Maine, with his son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Maria Gadaree, at his side. He was born Sept. 8, 1922, on Ricker Mountain in Waterbury, the fourth of six children of Leon Joseph Gadaree and Agnes Evelena (Herbert) Gadaree. He graduated from Waterbury High School, Class of 1941. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps on Sept. 30, 1942, and served as an anti-aircraft gunner in the Pacific during World War II. ""Sam” received his honorable discharge Nov. 13, 1945. He married Eva Estellia Herbert on June 29, 1946. She predeceased her husband of 53 years on Nov. 24, 1999. ""Sam” was a Vermont state trooper for 30 years, retiring as a lieutenant Sept. 30, 1977. He then found time to study for and earn his real estate license. In April 1980, he began a distinguished career in security for General Electric, where he remained until 1990. He is survived by his devoted son and his wife, Bruce and Maria Gadaree of West Bath, Maine; his sisters, Catherine M. Arbuckle and Evelena M. Slayton; and three nephews. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Harold P. and Leo H. Gadaree; and a sister, Agnes R. Cook. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Williston. Burial will be in the spring. Visiting hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
EVELYN TIFFANY KENNA WILLISTON — Evelyn Tiffany Kenna, 83, of Williston died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000. She was born in Providence, R.I., on Dec. 19, 1916, the daughter of Thomas T. and Mae (Keith) Wood. Evelyn was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 75. She served as mother advisor for the Order of Rainbow for Girls. She received the Grand Cross of Color for Rainbow Degree for service to others. March 15, 1937, she married John Oliver Kenna in Binghamton, N.Y. Evelyn is survived by her husband, John Kenna of Williston; her daughter and son-in-law, Gladys Mae and Charles Roger Boisvert of Essex Junction; her grandchildren, Celine Ann Griggs and her husband, Sean, of Jericho, Charles David Boisvert and his wife, Angela, of Jericho, and John Allen Boisvert and his wife, Christina, of Essex Junction; and four great-grandchildren, Brandon and Spencer Griggs, Brittaney Boisvert and Emily Boisvert. She was predeceased by six sisters and one brother. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Trinity Baptist Church in Williston. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the Vermont Association for the Blind, 37 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
MARION I. (ELDER) LAVALLEY WINOOSKI — Marion I. (Elder) Lavalley, 92, of Burlington died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at her home, surrounded by her family, following a long illness. She was born Jan. 19, 1908, in Houlton, Maine, the daughter of the late Walter and Catherine (Young) Elder. She graduated from Rutland High School in 1926. She was married to Harry A. La- Valley in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Rutland on Oct. 16, 1932. She was a parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church in Burlington. She was an active member of St. Ann’s Society, taught C.D.D. religion classes for many years, and was principal of the C.C.D. religion program for many years. She is survived by her husband, Harry A. Lavalley of Burlington; three sons, the Rev. Richard G. Lavalley of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski, Donald T. and his wife, Judi Lavalley, of Burlington, David P. Lavalley and his wife, Margaret, of Orange, Texas; four grandchildren, Kellie and her husband, John Parks, Steven Lavalley, Meghan Lavalley and Peter Lavalley; one brother, James Elder of Massachusetts; several nieces and nephews; and one very special niece, Jean Cutler Sharp of Rutland. She was predeceased by two sisters, Dora Cutler and Myrtle Sullivan. The family would like to thank the Visiting Nurse Association, especially Paulette Brousseau for all she did for Marion in the last six years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church in Burlington with interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446, or to the charity of one’s choice. Visiting hours will be Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the La- Vigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.
CHARLES B. SARTWELL HIGHGATE — Charles B. Sartwell, 67, husband of Doris (Bosley) Sartwell, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, in Verdelle Village ECF in St. Albans. He was born June 20, 1932, in Cambridge, the son of the late Charles R. and Stella D. (LaPlant) Sartwell. Charles was a resident of Highgate most of his life and was employed at the Missisquoi Pulp Mill in Sheldon for 29 years, retiring in 1995. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving for three years in Germany with the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Doris Sartwell of Highgate; two sons and their wives, Charles and Kim Sartwell of Rice Hill, and Donnie and Joanna Sartwell of Georgia; one daughter and her husband, Penny and Joseph Barney of Highgate; three brothers, Miles Sartwell of East Highgate, Jason Sartwell of Swanton, and Thomas Sartwell of Richford; two sisters, Gertrude Menard of St. Albans and Susie Bocash of Sheldon; four grandchildren, Charles Gary Sartwell Jr., Jennifer Marie Sartwell, Derick Todd Sartwell, and Joseph Benjamin Barney; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Hazel Sartwell, Mary Brace and Velna Sartwell; one brother, Alfred Sartwell; a niece, Vickie Bergeron; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Sartwell. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls with Pastor Marion Moore-Colgan officiating. Interment will be in the spring in the Highgate Center Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to Laura Byers, St. Armand Road, Highgate Center, Vt. 05459, to help his family purchase a monument.
February 20
ROXANNE MARIE MITCHELL-BUSSINO ENOSBURG/ALBURG — Roxanne Marie Mitchell-Bussino, 30, a native of the Alburg area and more recently of Enosburg, left us to go to a better place Feb. 20, 2000, surrounded by her loving family after a long, hard, courageous battle with cancer. There will be no calling hours, and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Kidder Memorial in Swanton, Vt.
ALEDA ""DEE DEE” DRURY ESSEX JUNCTION — Aleda ""Dee Dee” Drury died on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000. Dee Dee was born on May 10, 1914, the daughter of Fred and Florence (Valyou) Greenough. She was predeceased by her husband, Harris K. Drury Sr. Dee Dee lived all of her life in the village of Essec Junction. Her pleasures in life were tending her home and gardens, antiquing, and enjoying good times with family and friends. In years past, she was also actively involved with the Champlain Valley Exposition, along with her husband ""Had.” Dee Dee was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by one sister, Mary Baxendale and her husband, John, of Syracuse, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews: Joan Sardina, Fred Greenough, Linda Hurlburt, Barbara Wright, Alan Adorisio, Jim Baxendale, Kathy Hunt, Carol Csigi, Peggy Adorisio, Jim Adorisio; several grandnieces and nephews; and three cousins. She is also survived by two stepsons, Noel W. Drury and his wife, Theresa, and Harris K. Drury Jr., his wife and their children, Harris K. Drury III, Robert Drury, Debra Drury, Diane Wing; and several grandnieces and nephews. On behalf of Dee Dee, the family sends special thanks to Janet Irish, Betsy MaGee, Maureen Welcome, and Linda Sweet for their loving care and attendance in the past year, allowing Dee Dee to remain in the home she loved, and to little Bianca for the many hours of loving pleasure she provided Dee Dee through her spirit and unconditional love. Many thanks to the Essex Police Department and Essex Rescue for their assistance. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dee Dee’s memory can be sent to Essex Rescue. Calling hours will be Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a service at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 11:30 a.m.
KEVIN J. FRASER -  BURLINGTON — Kevin J. Fraser, 43, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born Oct. 8, 1956, the son of James L. Fraser and Mary Ann Gunther Wareham originally of North Granville, N.Y. Kevin lived in Burlington and Essex Junction for most of his life and a brief period in St. Albans. He was employed at IBM for 15 years. Kevin was a friendly, deeply kind, and loving man who enjoyed people and being helpful. He was a devoted father to his son, Christopher. Kevin is survived by his parents, James L. Fraser of Williston, and Mary Ann Gunther Wareham of Tewksbury, Mass.; and his stepparents, Victoria K. Fraser of Williston, and William Wareham of Tewksbury, Mass.; a son, Christopher, 13; his mother, Mary Stygles Fraser of Johnson; and his fiancee, Cecile Mongeon and her family of Burlington; a brother, Mark Fraser of Burlington; a sister Maury Tooley of Pawlet; as well as six nieces and nephews; and a great-niece and great-nephew. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. in Christ Church, Presbyterian, next to the water tower at the UVM Redstone Campus. For those who wish, contributions in Kevin’s memory may be made to COTS, P.O. Box 1616, Burlington, Vt. 05402. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
LILLIAN I. GUTZMANN CRAFTSBURY — Lillian I. Gutzmann, 90, of Craftsbury, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville. Mrs. Gutzmann was a former owner and operator of the Craftsbury Inn and later worked as a teller for Merchants Bank in Hardwick. Survivors include two sons, Walter C. Gutzmann II and his wife, Sandra, and Richard Gutzmann, of Craftsbury; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and ten great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m., at the United Church of Craftsbury with the Rev. Nathan Strong and the Rev. Arnold M. Brown officiating. Contributions in her memory may be made to Craftsbury Community Care Center, Craftsbury, Vt. 05826. The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home of Craftsbury Common is in charge of arrangements.
ROBERT Y. JUSTIS COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Robert Y. Justis, 81, of Colorado Springs, died Sunday, Feb. 20, from a heart attack. Justis was born April 14, 1918, in Virginia. He pursued a career as an electrical engineer and then as an innkeeper in Stowe. Justis was an avid skier, gardener and stamp collector. In 1988, he and his wife Merna moved to Colorado. Justis is survived by his sister, Emily Allen; two sons, Robert Jr. and Cleveland; stepdaughter, Paige Kier; and stepsons, Tom Peterson and Bob Dartt. A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs on March 11. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 27 State St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
RICHARD PARROTT BOCA RATON, Fla./SOUTH HERO, Vt. — Richard Parrott, 72, of Boca Raton, Fla., and South Hero, Vt., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Parrott was born on May 12, 1927, in Burlington, Vt. He was the son of Charles and Gertrude Parrott. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife Edna; two children, Gregg and Debbie; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many stepchildren and stepgrandchildren. He married Edna Viens on Aug 31, 1969, and became the stepfather to eleven children. He was predeceased by his brother, Raymond; and two stepdaughters, Joyce and Anna. Mr. Parrott was a master plumber and welder and retired from Boca West Golf and Club after many years of service. Family and friends gathered Sunday for prayers at his home on Dophin Road in Boca Raton. Burial services will be held on June 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church in South Hero., Vt., with interment in the family plot in South Hero, Vt.
EUGENE DALE PLOOF HIGHGATE FALLS/MIDDLEBURY — Eugene Dale Ploof, 67, a lifelong resident of the Highgate Community died Sunday evening, Feb. 20, 2000, in the Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. from the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. Interment will follow with full military honors in the family lot in the Highgate Center Cemetery. Friends may call at Kidder Memorial Home on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the hour of the funeral.
DANIEL D. PRICE HYDE PARK — Daniel D. Price, 79, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 20, 2000, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. He was born in Sea Bright, N.J., on Jan. 16, 1921, the son of William and Mary (Larter) Price. Dan served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He was a graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City and pursued his career as a graphic artist, working in advertising. In the mid-1970s, he and his former wife built a home in Ten Bends for vacations and then moved there permanently from New Jersey a short time later. Dan was an active member of his former church in New Jersey and continued to be an active member at the Second Congregational Church in Hyde Park and the Northeast Association. He is survived by his daughter, Wendy Price of Hyde Park; and his son, Bradford Price and his wife, Laura, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and their daughters, Stephanie and Amanda. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 29, in the Second Congregational Church of Hyde Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory would be appreciated to the Second Congregational Church of Hyde Park, Main St., Hyde Park, VT. 05655. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home.
JEROME (JERRY) SPRINGER SR. BARRE TOWN — Jerome (Jerry) Springer Sr., 60, of 44 Spring Hollow Lane, Barre, passed away at home on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000. He was born Oct. 2, 1939, in Colchester, the son of Robert C. Springer Sr. and Helen I. Shaw. Jerome graduated from Spaulding High School in 1958. On Aug. 3, 1968, he married Gloria Hutchinson in St. Monica’s Church. He was a 30 year employee of Coca Cola. For the last ten years, he worked in service department. Jerome served ten years in the U.S. Marine as a sergeant. He was a Vietnam War veteran. He was a former member of the VFW, Legion and Canadian Club and for the last 15 years a member of Barre Lodge of Elks. He is survived by his wife, Gloria of Barre Town, one son, Jerome (Paul) Springer Jr.; one daughter, Sarah Springer, both at home; his mother, Helen Shaw of Brattleboro, two brothers, Robert C. Springer Jr. of Maine and Frederick D. Springer of Northfield; two sisters, Nancy I. Hutchinson of Williamstown and Constance E. Beebe of Brattleboro; two grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by a daughter, Amy Marie Springer; and his father Robert C. Springer Sr. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre. There will be a prayer service at 7:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Sylvesters Church in Granitevile. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495, or to the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier Vt. 05602.
February 21
JEAN MUNSON BLODGETT SHOREHAM — Jean Munson Blodgett, 51, died on Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, after a long and very brave battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Clinton, N.Y., she graduated from Wells College where she formed lasting friendships. She worked at the Harvard Institute for International Development before moving to Middlebury where she held a number of positions at Middlebury College. Her work as an active volunteer in Middlebury and Shoreham was a reflection of her unyielding generosity of spirit and deed. She had a stunning and wondrous sense of joy, whimsy and humor, and cared deeply for people and ideas, appreciating both. She served as senior program officer for the Salzburg Seminar from 1992-1997, moving to Cape Cod the following year. She is survived by her husband, S. Whitney Blodgett; her stepchildren; and grandchildren, to whom she was deeply devoted; as well as her parents; and her sister and brother, each and all of who she cherished. A memorial service will be held at the Shoreham Congregational Church on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, Mass. 02675.
GEORGE JANOUSEK NEW HAVEN — George Janousek passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2000. He was born in Hrochun Tynec Czechoslovakia, June 28, 1910, the son of Antonin and Ruzena Janousek. He was a resident of the Dog Team Road in New Haven since 1957, moving from Pottersville, N.Y. He married Florence Vaughan of Morrisonville, N.Y., on Sept. 16, 1939. She predeceased him in May of 1990. Mr. Janousek came to the United Staes in 1928, working as a professional waiter in the New York City and Miami areas. He had the privilege of serving several presidents and well-known dignitaries before retiring in 1975. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, having served in France and Italy. He received the Bronze star, the Good Conduct Metal, the European Theater Ribbon with Arrowhead, and the Infantry Combat Badge. He was a member of the Middlebury VFW. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George (Kathy) Caswell of Ripton, Mrs. Milly Witteman of Middlebury and Mrs. John (Marion) Sullivan of Vergennes. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves two wonderful caregivers, first, Ronnie Sullivan, and later, Amy Rochon; along with many cherished friends at Project Independence. A private family service will be held at a later date. Those who wish may send a contribution in his memory to Project Independence, 27 North Pleasant St., Middlebury 05753.
CAMILLA MASON KIRBY BURLINGTON — Joy she brought, joy she gave. Mother, wife, poet, artist, scholar, friend, teacher, beloved. Camilla Mason Kirby was born on the summer solstice, June 24, 1949, in Oak Ridge, Tenn. A precocious reader and scholar, she loved swimming, walking barefoot through green grass, summer sun. In high school, she directed plays and edited the school newspaper. She lovingly raised her younger brother and sister, and in 1972 she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University in St. Louis and entered the honors graduate program in English at the University of Chicago. Always an artist, she perfected her culinary talents, baking fine breads, sensuous chocolate cakes and cooking veritable Thanksgiving feasts for the guests she welcomed to her home. She spent hours in public libraries savoring the dog-eared books and the company of fellow readers. She was happiest when she could walk through art museums daily, imbibing the paintings and sculptures of other times, people and places. She fell in love with art early and irrevocably, and with her family and friends she shared not only her passion for art, but her own artistic talents — for drawing, for creating a colorful, comfortable, beautiful home, for dressing elegantly, for cooking sumptuous meals, for writing poetry and prose. Always active, always hard-working, always taking care of others, Camilla was a gifted social worker and elementary school teacher in Chicago. She moved to New York with her husband, David Kirby, and together they fell in love with the city. Always a walker, she delighted in the sights, sounds and smells of the city, its people and its history. She managed the Women’s Bookstore in Brooklyn and was an editor and interviewer for the acclaimed New York public radio station WBAI. She was a writer – a published poet who won recognition and admiration in New York literary circles. She also wrote novels for young adults — the readers who most fascinated her. She read copiously, and she gave generously the many gifts of her brilliant mind, her imagination and her abundant compassion. Native to her soul was a rich love for all God’s creatures, great and small, and for the pleasures of the earth — the smell of rain, the color of water, the beauty of green hills. She shared her many loves, her vast energy, her joie de vivre, her adamant, unrelenting courage, her strength of body and soul, and those of us who were lucky enough to know her felt our worlds grow larger and more luxurious in her presence. She made our senses keener, our hearts kinder, our minds more comprehensive. She protected the unprotected. She touched the untouched. She defended the undefended. She spoke on behalf of the the silenced. Always, she extended her care, love and protection to abused women and children. Through her extensive understanding of the law and the human heart, she worked countless, unpaid hours coaching their lawyers. She founded and taught a free after school drama program for third, fourth and fifth graders in Montpelier — instilling confidence and creativity in her young students. Through various public school and community programs, she became a mentor, Counselor and friend to children everywhere, and as an elected school board official in Burlington, she worked tirelessly to protect the rights of unprotected children and ensure equal, compassionate treatment for all children and employees of the Burlington public schools. First and foremost, she was a mother and a wife. Camilla and David Kirby married June 6, 1975. Camilla’s guidance, wisdom and constant counsel were the foundation of Davids law career and the rich soil which nourished his emotional, intellectual and artistic growth. She gave him love, she gave him life, she gave him everything. Camilla gave birth to their daughter, Annie, on Aug. 6, 1979. It was, as she later and often told her daughter, the happiest day of her life. Camilla gave Annie not just the gift of life, but also the gifts of living — the treasures of mind, body and soul which are daily, abundant and replenishing. Her care for her daughter, even through her own illness, was constant and complete. She blessed her daughter every way. They had 20 years together. It was not enough. Camilla died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, after six years of increasingly painful and terrible illness. Her courage, her compassion, her sense of humor her unfailing joy in the living of each day — these never wavered. She never ceased to amaze us. She never ceased to take care of us. Camlla made friends easily and everywhere. She is beloved. We will miss her laughter, her wit, her elegance, her insight, her strength, her creativity. Oh, Beloved. Oh, Beloved. We will never recover from losing you. May there be libraries and art museums, children and cats, green grass and summer sun, and many friends in heaven with her. A memorial service will be held in Boston in early summer, the season she loved best.
JUNE KNIGHT WILLIAMS TAUNTON, Mass. — June Knight Williams, 64, of Taunton, Mass., formerly a longtime resident of Leominster, died after a short illness Feb. 21, 2000. Born and raised in Burlington, Vt., she was the daughter of Alta (Meinson) Knight of Shelburne, Vt., and the late Albert C. Knight. Mrs. Williams was a graduate of the University of Vermont, Class of 1958. She was a retired elementary school teacher. Besides her mother, she is survived by her companion of many years, Raymond Hebert of Taunton; five children, Deborah King of Somers, Conn., Edward Howe of Fitchburg, Jennifer Thomas of Delmar, N.Y., Helen Hughson of Nashua, N.H., and David Howe of San Diego, Calif.; her sister, Marguerite C. Park of Seoul, Korea; and five grandchildren. She was the wife of the late Willard Howe. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 20, 2000, in the First Congregational Church of Burlington, Vt., at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the National Audubon Society or the First Congregational Church of Burlington, Vt.
February 22
JACQUELYN HILDA DREW  – SOUTH BURLINGTON — Jacquelyn Hilda Drew, 67, of South Burlington died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Burlington. She was born in St. Albans on May 3, 1932, the daughter of Roland and Blanche (Robinson) Drew. She was a graduate of Peoples Academy in Morrisville. She had been employed with the Vermont Department of Social Welfare in Burlington for more than 30 years. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. She is survived by two sisters: her twin sister, Marilyn Farr of Leesburg, Fla., and Lois Austin of Orleans; one brother, Robert R. Drew of Owensboro, Ky.; one brother-in-law, Gordon Farr of Chelsea; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Farr, in 1992. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
.WILLIAM E. FOSS EXETER, N.H. Feb. 28, 1916 – Feb. 22, 2000 William E. Foss, 83, of Exeter, N.H., died at his home in Exeter on Feb. 22. He was a native of Burlington, Vt., and a graduate of Burlington High School. He was the son of John and Lydia Foss, both of whom predeceased him. Mr. Foss served in the U.S. Army during World War II and continued service in the U.S. Army Reserve following active duty, retiring with the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Burlington for more than 30 years. Upon retirement, Mr. Foss relocated to Hampton, N.H., and then to Exeter, N.H. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Taylor Foss of Exeter; a son, Edwin J. Foss of Crawfordsville, Ind; daughters, Phyllis Dubie Schindo of Burlington and Bluffton, S.C., and Shirley Polworth of Burlington; stepdaughter, Ruth Medlar Smith of Burlington; and several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. A private memorial service is planned.
GEORGE FREEMAN -  WILLISTON — George Freeman, 68, of Meadowbend Road died peacefully, surrounded by his family, in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 28, 1931, the son of Harry and Anna Freeman. Nov. 19, 1955, he married Mary C. MacKenzie in Burlington. George served his country with pride and distinction, retiring from the U.S. Navy after 30 years as a chief warrant officer (W-4). He leaves a loving wife, Mary; five children, John, Jean, Martha, Katherine and Sarah; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Jack and Richard; two sisters, Rita and Sandra; and a number of nieces and nephews. Those who knew George and would like to offer their condolences to the family are invited to the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, on Thursday. Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church. Burial with full military honors will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to either the American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446, or the Arthritis Foundation, 257 S. Union St., Burlington, Vt. 05401.
RICHARD E. ""DICK” SEARS BURLINGTON — Richard Edmund ""Dick” Sears, 59, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a brief illness. He was born in Burlington, July 4, 1940, the son of Chester and Mildred (Marvin) Sears. Dick was a graduate of Burlington High School. At one time, Dick had been a furniture representative in St. Albans and Burlington. He loved and taught arts and crafts to the elderly. He was presently known in the area as an antique dealer. He is survived by his devoted partner of 24 years, Connie Hamel and her son, Eric and children Tyler and R.J.; his two children, Michelle Patno of Burlington, and Debra O’Shaunessy of Bristol and their families; a niece, Candace Ladue; and many other relatives and friends. A graveside service will be held in the spring in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446, or the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 12 Hurricane Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, in charge of arrangements.
February 23
MILDRED M. DeVARNEY BIGGIE ST. ALBANS — Mildred M. DeVarney Biggie, 82, a lifelong resident of this area, died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in Downers Grove, Ill., where she had made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Richard Yetter. She had lived with them since the death of her husband, John A. ""Jack” Biggie, on Dec. 7, 1997. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by two sons, John A. Jr., and Thomas E. Biggie; two sisters, Elizabeth Brown and Doris Thuot; and three grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Interment will be in the family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visitation will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. only in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans
PATSY A. BORDEAUX WATERBURY CENTER — Patsy A. Bordeaux, 41, of Tayer Lane, passed away unexpectedly at Fletcher Allen Heath Care in Burlington on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Born in Montpelier on May 24, 1958, she was the daughter of Patricia (Herbert) Sweetser and the late Fred C. Sweetser. On Aug. 24, 1989, she married Glenn Bouchard in Stowe. Patsy attended Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. As a young woman, she worked at Walt’s Mini-Mart and for auctioneer Walt Flatow in Waterbury Center. She later was employed as an aide at Stowe Elementary School and as a clerk at National Life Insurance in Montpelier, the Stowe IGA, and most recently at the Stowe Car Wash. Her memberships included the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59 and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, both of Waterbury. In her leisure time, she enjoyed vegetable gardening, traveling, and was particularly fond of animals. She is survived by her husband of Waterbury Center; her mother of Waterbury Center; two sons, James Bordeaux and Alexander Bordeaux, both of Waterbury Center; two sisters, Fawn Commo of Waterbury Center and April Lavery of Waterbury; a brother, Michael Sweetser of Colchester; and nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Waterbury on Monday at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in Hope Cemetery Vault pending spring interment. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Sunday from 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier 05601.
ESTHER MARION (LEE) KENNETT ADDISON — Esther Marion (Lee) Kennett, 85, passed away at the Helen Porter Nursing Home on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. She was born on March 19, 1914, in Shoreham, the daughter of Edgar and Edith (Wolcott) Goodspeed. She was a member of the New Haven Grange and the New Haven Congregational Church. She had worked for Dr. Goss and Dr. Melby, the Petco Station, Middlebury College, Ben Franklins; she had also waitressed at Lockwoods and The Dog Team. She is survived by her husband, Charles Kennett of Addison; a son, Myron Lee and his wife, Diane, of Cape Cod; her stepchildren, Walter S. Kennett of Birdsboro, Pa.; Charles Kennett of Addison, Jon Kennett of Addison, Robert Kennett of Rochester, Janice Baker and her husband, William, of Bristol; two grandchildren, Laura Haveran and Bethany Kender; and two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Patrick Haveran. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Chauncey Lee, in 1980; and by a son, Charles Lee, in 1958. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. The Rev. Daryl Cook, pastor of the Addison Community Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment and committal services will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Sanderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Vergennes Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, Vt. 05491, or to the Addison County Home Health Care, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.
JOHN LUCUS McLAURIN III BURLINGTON — John L. McLaurin died unexpectedly in London, England on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. He was born Aug. 8, 1965, in Burlington, the son of John and Mildred (Riley) McLaurin of Burlington. He received his primary schooling at Mater Christi and his secondary schooling at Burlington High School, graduating in 1984. He attended Champlain College and Northeastern University. He was presently attending law school in England. While living in Florida, he had been associated with the Broward County Sheriff’s Department. He is survived by his mother, and father; his two children, SheiKara and Brandon, and their mother, Pauline; four sisters, Judy, Carolyn, Stephanie and Sherece; and one brother, Michael. He is also survived by two nephews; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins who will miss him very much. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated March 10, 2000, at 10 a.m in St. Mark’s Church in Burlington. Interment will follow later in Lake View Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, March 9, 2000, from 2-4 and 7-9 at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave, Burlington.
GERALD M. MARQUIS SOUTH BURLINGTON — Gerald M. Marquis, 84, of South Burlington, died on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in the Green Mountain Nursing Home following a short illness. He was born in Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada, on Jan. 26, 1916, son of the late Adalard and Clarinda (Menard) Marquis. He was married in St. Joseph’s Church in Burlington in 1940 to the former Doris I. Mongeon. Gerald was a veteran of World War II having served with the United States Navy in the European Theatre. He was self-employed for many years in the motel industry. He was a member of the St. John Vianney Parish in South Burlington and was a member of the Williston Country Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Gerald is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris Marquis; one son, Kenneth Marquis and his wife, Shelia, of Huntington; two daughters, Nancy Babineau and her husband, Kenneth, of Colchester and Beverly Poulin and her husband, Michael, of Essex Junction; eight grandchildren, Shawn, Jeffery, Jamie and Stephanie Langevin, Alisa Poulin and Tara Marquis, Shannon Poulin and his wife, Sarah, and Christopher Poulin and his wife, Jennifer; four great-grandchildren, Britanie, Zachary and Katelyn, and Emily; two sisters, Bertha Wimble of South Burlington and Edith Demosi and her husband, Bernard, of Essex; two sisters-in-law, Claire Marquis of Florida and Mary Marquis of South Burlington; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, George, Clyde, Paul and Marshall. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington with interment to follow in the Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Visiting hours will be on Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
MARGARET E. PELKEY ST. ALBANS — Margaret E. Pelkey, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born in St. Albans on May 16, 1925, the daughter of the late James and Maude (McGowan) Dougherty. Margaret was a former sales clerk at the W.T. Grant store. She was known for her love of children. Besides her own five children, she cared for more than 50 children in her lifetime. She was a communicant of Holy Angels Church and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Auxiliary Unit No. 758. She was married to Arnold E. Pelkey on Dec. 27, 1941. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage together. Besides her husband, Arnold, she is survived by five children and their spouses, Marlene Pelkey of Boston, Mass., Deborah and Tim Moore of East Longmeadow, Mass., and their children, Joel, Rebecca, Christopher and Elizabeth; Cheryl and Bruce Banning of East Longmeadow, Mass., and their daughter, Sarah Mae; James and Patricia Pelkey of Williston and their children, Shauna and Jenna; and Vickie Pelkey of Hinesburg; three ""adopted” daughters, Coleen Pelkey of St. Albans, Irene Curtin of Melrose, Mass., and Darla Ayer of Hinesburg; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She is also survived by in-laws Maynard and Iris Pelkey of St. Albans, Candi Pelkey of Syracuse, N.Y., and Elaine Pelkey of Georgia; two special cousins, Mrytle Robinson of St. Albans and Millie Brigham of Bakersfield. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Dougherty; and sisters Frances Berger and Edith Menard. She will be forever loved and missed by family and friends who enjoyed her laughter, stories and devoted heart. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for her joyous life Saturday at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in the Pelkey family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
February 24
GERARD BENOIT NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — We sadly announce the passing of Gerard Benoit,Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Monique; his son Andre and daughter-in-law, Christina, of Monroe, Conn.; and his brother, Donald of Waitsfield, Vt. Interment services will be private. A memorial service will be held in Vermont. Date and church will be announced later.
GERARD A. BENOIT WAITSFIELD — Gerard A. Benoit, 76, formerly of Waitsfield, passed away Feb 24, 2000, in New York City. Born on Jan. 24, 1924, in Quebec, he was the youngest of three children born to Alphonse and Victoria (Elie) Benoit. Early in life, Gerard showed a great disposition for academics and was sent to Ottawa to study in the Capucin Order Seminary. During World War II, when the family settled in Vermont, he was called to serve in the U.S. Army. He spent time in Hawaii loading ships, befriended his comrades from all over the country, and had kept good memories of his time in the Army. After the war, he resumed his studies, earning a B.A. degree from Tufts University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn an M.A. from Harvard University. He had worked as a certified pension consultant for a benefits consulting firm, where he was greatly appreciated for his dedication, competence and quality of work. His coworkers liked him for his kindness, sense of humor and readiness to help. Gerard loved New York City, where he enjoyed good music and theater, but he was also in love with the great outdoors. He enjoyed maple sugaring with Joe and Sandy Caron in upstate New York, where he showed the different techniques he had learned as a child. He enjoyed walking, hiking, and picking fruits and vegetables in the summer, but most of all, gardening at his brother’s home in Waitsfield. He was happy there, especially when the family at large was assembled and they discussed the genealogy of the Benoit family, looking for information about their ancestors in this country. When he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he faced it valiantly, using his sense of humor to compensate for the limitations imposed on his daily life, but there was nothing he could do against the cancer that took him so quickly. He will be missed, but, more important, he will be remembered with pride and tenderness. He is survived by his wife, Monique of New York City; a son, Andre Benoit and his wife, Christina, of Monroe, Conn.; and a brother, Donald Benoit of Waitsfield. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Moretown on Saturday, May 6, 2000, at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at the Moretown Town Hall. If you are planning to attend the luncheon, please contact Donald Benoit at 496-3445. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury is in charge of arrangements.
ADAM WILLIS FURR GLOVER/ST. JOHNSBURY — Adam Willis Furr, of Glover and St. Johnsbury, died in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on Thursday, Feb. 24, from malaria contracted while exploring the jungles and waterfalls of Guyana. He was born Aug. 7, 1976, in Berlin, the son of Mary E. Furr and Gregory A. Guest. Adam graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1994, and received a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism in 1998. He is survived by his parents; and two sisters, Gillian A. and Ann E. Guest, all of St. Johnsbury; paternal grandparents, Robert H. and Kate (Hay) Guest of Hanover, N.H.; maternal grandmother, Edna (Nieman) Furr of Peacham and Orange Park, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Robert James Furr; and a cousin. A gathering in his memory will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Friends wishing, may make donations in his name to theater or music groups of the schools he attended, or may contribute to a fund to commission a musical piece in his memory and honor to Northsong, c/o. Anne Hamilton, P.O. Box 54, Morgan, Vt. 05853. Arrangements are by Sayles Funeral Home of St. Johnsbury, with assistance from the U.S. Consulate and others in Port -of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, WI.
JERE S. MESEROLE BOCA RATON, Fla./BURLINGTON — Jere S. Meserole of Boca Raton, Fla., and Burlington died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at home in Boca Raton with his family. He was born May 19, 1922, in Englewood, N.J., the son of Clinton and Ida (Brooke) Meserole. He grew up in Englewood, N.J., and graduated from The Lawrenceville School. In 1948, as a member of the Class of 1944, he graduated from Princeton University. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, having served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Europe. After working in the insurance industry in New York City for five years, he moved to Burlington in 1952. In Burlington, he developed several small businesses and comleted his career as a vice president at the Chittenden Bank. Passionate about his family and community, he served on numerous boards and as president of the First Congregational Church of Burlington. He was a member of the investment group The Wizards, a founding member of the Burlington Tennis Club, and a strong supporter of Princeton University. Of particular pride to him was his establishment of the Vermont chapter of SCORE (Senior Coalition of Retired Executives). Surviving him are his wife, Carole Howe Meserole; children Jere S. ""Chip” Meserole Jr. of Bellevue, Wash., Gregg R. Meserole of Lynn, Mass., Rolf H. Meserole of Burlington, Kristin Meserole-Storrs of St. Louis, Mo.; their mother, Vera S. M. Block of Sarasota, Fla; stepchildren Laura Howe-Koh of Cleveland, Ohio, James R. Howe V of Iowa City, Iowa, Sally C. Howe-Viens of Fort Myers, Fla., Christopher T. Howe of Burlington; and 11 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 28, 2000, in Hospice by the Sea Chapel in Boca Raton, Fla. A tribute to his life is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000, in the First Congregational Church, South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, Vt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elizabeth Lund Home, 76 Glen Road, or Abenaki, c/o YMCA, 266 College St., both in Burlington, Vt. 05401.
JESSIE T. THOMAS MONKTON — Jessie T. Thomas, 92, died peacefully in her sleep at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury, where she had resided for over five years. Jessie was born in Hinesburg on April 23, 1907, one of ten children born to Fred and Daisy Mae (Baker) Tracy. She married Clark R. Thomas of Monkton on Oct. 8, 1932. He died Jan. 14, 1983. Jessie was always very active in her community and the Friends’ Methodist Church of Monkton, of which she was a member. She also belonged to many organizations including the Florona Grange. For many years, she was a hot lunch cook/agent at Monkton Elementary School. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Norma Thomas of Monkton; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Bruce Richardson of Greensboro; a foster daughter, Mildred Freeman of Vergennes; a foster son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Anne Coolidge of Monkton; six grandchilren, Patrick Thomas of Montpelier, Michael Thomas of East Middlebury, Denise Brooks of Bristol, Amy Jo Richardson of Craftsbury, Bradley Richardson of Saco, Maine, and Cory Richardson of Scarborough, Maine; seven great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Mildred Tracy of Monkton; her brother-in-law, Leon Place of Hinesburg; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; nine brothers and sisters; and an infant daughter. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Friends’ Methodist Church in Monkton. The Rev. Gordon Mitchinson, Pastor, will officiate. A private graveside committal service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Friends’ Methodist Church, c/o Priscilla Pierce, P.O. Box 105, Monkton, Vt. 05469, or to Monkton First Response, c/o Helen Layn, 4149 Mountain Road, Bristol, Vt. 05443. Sanderson Funeral Service of Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.
February 25
CHARLES ADRIAN BRUNNELLE  – BURLINGTON — Charles A. Brunnelle, a longtime resident of Burlington, passed away on Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Winooski, Dec. 21, 1911, the son of Charles and Julia (Greenough) Brunnelle. He was educated in Winooski schools and later attended UVM. He married Kathryn Abel in Randolph on June 10, 1934. During World War II, Charles served in the Army in the European theatre. After returning home, he worked as a salesman at People’s Department Store on Church Street for several years. In 1951, he and his wife Kathryn opened an office and established the Brunnelle Insurance and Real Estate Agency which they successfully owned and operated until their retirement in 1973. Charles was a 57-year member of Ethan Allen Lodge F&AM, a member of the Scottish Rite of Burlington and an active member of Cairo Temple Shrine in Rutland for many years. He was also a 50-year member of Bethany Chapter 71 O.E.S. and a charter member of the Greater Burlington Cellar Savers, a unit of Cairo Temple. For 65 years, Charles had been a member of the First Congregational Church in Burlington. Among Charles’ hobbies were coin collecting and gardening. He traveled from Canada to Florida to buy special American and Canadian coins to improve his collections. Each coin has a history, so he became an official appraiser for banks and Probate Court as well as for individuals. Many people enjoyed the beautiful flower garden at his home. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Kathryn; his sister, Doris McLeod of Winooski; his brother, Clifford of Florida; two nieces and one nephew; and four grandnieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Wakefield of Burlington and Georgianna Corp of Winooski. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2000, at the First Congregational Church in Burlington. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Ethan Allen Lodge c/o Wayne Spear, 186 Ethan Allen Parkway, Burlington, or the Greater Burlington Cellar Savers, c/o Bill Matthews, Treasurer, 339 Decker Road, Milton, Vt. 05468. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington in charge of arrangements.
JULIAN L. JACKSON London, Ohio–Julian L. Jackson, 75, of London, died at 5:20PM Friday, February 25, 2000 in his residence. Born September 23, 1924 in Milton, Vermont, he was a son of John L. and Susan (Towne) Jackson. A minister in the Church of the Nazarene, pastoring in both Pennsylvania and Ohio, he was a member of the London Church of the Nazarene. He was employed as a Guidance Counselor at Madison Plains High School for 19 years. A U.S. Army veteran of WWII, he was also a member of Madison Memorial Post #105, American Legion in London. Survivors are his Wife: Gilda (Wagstaff) Jackson, 2 daughters and sons in law: Cynthia and Ray Jepsen of Columbus, and Lynn and Brad Beeler of Centerburg, 4 grandchildren: Aaron, Erik, Bethany, and Danae Beeler, all of Centerburg, one brother: Giles Jackson of Colchester, Vermont, 8 sisters: Anna Mary White, Elinor Lawrence, and Connie Thompson all of South Hero, VT, Rogene Butler of Flint, Michigan, Doris Streeter and Sally Gamlin of South Burlington. Frankie King and Janice Jackson of Shelburne, Vermont, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky, his parents and a sister, Lura Dyke. Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday in the EBERLE FUNERAL HOME, London, with Reverend Jack Womacks officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8PM Monday. If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to the Gideon Bible Society-The Gideons International, Po Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800, or to the American Cancer Society.
RUBY MANDIGO STOWE — Ruby Mandigo, 72, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, after a brief illness. She was born on April 8, 1927, the daughter of the late Vernon and Selma Warner. Ruby grew up in Lowell until the age of 16 when she moved to Stratford, Conn., where she finished high school. While she was in school, she was employed part time at a defense plant until the end of World War II. Ruby moved to Stowe in 1948 and married Clifton Mandigo on July 23, 1950. Ruby was a well-known waitress in Stowe and worked for the Stoweflake Resort for 21 years and then at the Golden Eagle Resort for the last 14 years. Ruby truly enjoyed life to its fullest, spending quality time with her family and friends. She was well-known for her humor, making people laugh and being very physically active. Among her many interests, she especially enjoyed skating, cross-country skiing and walking. She also had a deep love for animals of all kinds. Ruby is survived by her husband of 50-years, Clifton; her three daughters, Selma Wescom of Stowe, Sheila Fortin of Burlington, Shena and her husband, Chris Pierce, of Hyde Park; her two brothers, Melvin and Alvin Warner of Lowell; her five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her three sisters; and a brother. There will be a memorial service at the Stowe Community Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruby’s name to the North Country Animal League, P.O. Box 533 Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe is in charge of arrangements.
DINO A. MERUSI BRAINTREE — Dino A. Merusi, 67, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. He was born Feb. 15, 1933, in Randolph, the son of Emile and Abbie (Hazen) Merusi. Her served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a printer and managed Haggett Press in Randolph until buying the business 30 years ago (now called Beacon Printing). He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Merusi; son Stuart A. Merusi; daughters Shari Voghell and Karen Russo, all of Braintree, and Debra McCarthy of Tulsa, Okla.; and seven grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be later in Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph. Contributions may be made to Randolph Fire Dept., or the American Legion, Randolph Post.
EDITH M. NEVIUS MEDFORD, N.J. — Edith M. (Matthews) Nevius, 81, of Medford, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in Virtua-Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. Born in Trout River, N.Y., she had resided in Medford for 42 years. A graduate of the University of New York at Canton, Mrs. Nevius had been employed as a dietician. She was a parishioner of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Medford. Her husband, Martin L., Nevius, predeceased her in 1997. Mrs. Nevius is survived by her children, Priscilla Hiter of Medford, John M. Nevius of Hinesburg, Vt., and Donnal Woodhull of Medford; her brother, Howard Matthews of Essex Junction, Vt.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Mathis Funeral Home of Medford, 58 N. Main St. (609-654-2439). Interment will be in Locustwood Memorial Park in Cherry Hill. As an expression of sympathy, contributions made in her memory to Hearts and Paws Inc., P.O. Box 1484, Voorhees, N.J. 08043, would be deeply appreciated.
RICHARD ROYAL SARGENT MIDDLEBURY — Richard Royal Sargent, 40, died unexpectedly Feb. 25, 2000, at his home. He was born March 29, 1959, in Middlebury, a son of Rudolph and Mary (Richards) Sargent. He received his education at Beamon Elementary School in New Haven and graduated from Mount Abraham High School. He married Lisa Charron on Nov. 28, 1981, in New Haven. He received award pins from the American Red Cross for his blood donations.e is survived by his loving wife, Lisa; his sons, Jacob and Jonathan; his brothers, Ralph Sargent, Robert Sargent, Gilbert Wideawake, and Randy Sargent; his sisters, Emily Wideawake, Connie Sargent, Carol Allen, and Tina Supernaw; his aunt, Lois Sargent; many nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many loving friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. The Rev. John McDermott, pastor, will be the celebrant. A reception will immediately follow the service at the VFW on Exchange Street. Calling hours will be held Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory may be made to the Jacob and Jon Sargent Educational Trust, c/o Randy Sargent, 3092 Hinesburg Road, Richmond, Vt. 05477. Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
VERONICA MARY WARGO BURLINGTON — Veronica Mary Wargo, 81, died in Burlington on Feb. 25. She was born in Chicopee, Mass., to Agatha and Theodore Zielonka, and grew up near Krakow, Poland. When war broke out in Europe, her parents sent her back to the United States. She was 18 years old and never saw them again. She married Emil Wargo in 1941, and they had two children, William and Janice. She lost her daughter Janice to cancer in 1988. She and her husband lived in Harrison, N.J., for over 50 years where she was a garment worker and a faithful member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. When her husband suffered a crippling stroke in 1963, she cared for him lovingly and laboriously until his death in 1994. After his death, she moved to Burlington. An expert knitter and crocheter, she was quiet, gentle, and kind, and she loved her children and grandchildren very much. She was predeceased by her sisters, Clara and Jenny; and survived by her sisters Julie and Stella; and her brothers Tony and Joe. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Al Ganci; her son, William, his wife, Susan; and her two grandchildren, Emily and Ben. A memorial service for her will be held at St. Michael’s Chapel at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Burlington Humane Society.
February 26
ELIZABETH MAIETTA COLUMBO YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — Elizabeth M. Columbo, a 42-year resident of Yorktown Heights, died at home Feb. 26, 2000, after succumbing to a yearlong illness. Elizabeth, 83, was born in Burlington, Vt., the eldest of 10 children born to Raffaele and Clementina Maietta. Elizabeth left school after the eighth grade to work as a seamstress to help support the growing family. She met her future husband, Francis V. Columbo, in 1940, when he was stationed in Burlington priorto World War II, and they were married in 1942. Having lived in the Bronx and Queens, N.Y., they moved to Yorktown Heights in 1957. Elizabeth put her skills as a seamstress to good use and founded Elizabeth Ann Bridal Shop in Peekskill with her daughter, Mary Ann, in 1970. She loved being able to provide personal service to her customers as they planned for their special day, designing and making many of their dresses and veils by hand. The shop is still operated by her daughter, Mary Ann. Elizabeth was a devoted wife to her surviving husband, Frank, a 25-year volunteer and commander of Chapter 137 of the Disabled American Veterans. Elizabeth also volunteered much of her time to the DAV cause. They were happily married for 57 years. Elizabeth was a devoted mother to her daughters, Mary Ann Johnson and Francine Hinchey; and her sons-in-law, Robert B. Johnson and Thomas Hinchey; and a loving grandmother to Annemarie Giannettino and Elizabeth Ann Johnson. She is survived by her four sisters, Mary Giannone of Pittsfield, Mas., Julie Greenough of Burlington, Vt., Elveta Brunelle of Winooski, Vt., and Fran Lovejoy of Vero Beach, Fla; and two brothers, Joseph and Ralph Maietta of Burlington. She was predeceased by her brother, Frank J. Maietta of Melville, and sisters Viola Dillon and Patricia Maietta of Burlgton. In memory of Elizabeth, your thoughtful prayers at Mass would be her greatest request and loving gift.
ROSE M. (HUNT) CRONKRITE -  MILTON — Rose M. (Hunt) Cronkrite, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at her home in Milton. Mrs. Cronkrite was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Joseh and Madeline (Frawley) Hunt. July 14, 1945, she married James Cronkrite in Fort Covington, N.Y. Jim predeceased her July 10, 1999. Rose had been a resident of the Burlington area for over 40 years, moving from New York. She had worked as a secretary for Harry Webb at the Webb estate for many years. She is survived by her daughters, Jill Potvin and her husband, Randy, and Ellen Bushey and her husband, James, all of Milton; her grandchildren, Simone, James, Alysia, David and Brian; her brothers, Joey Hunt of Cornwall, Ontario; Robert Hunt of Nepaen, Ontario; Edward Hunt of Long Sault, Ontario; and her brother-in-law, William Dwyer of Cornwall, Ontario. She was also predeceased by a sister, Marion Dwyer, in 1994. A graveside service will be held in the Milton Village Cemetery in the spring. There will be no visiting hours. Contributions in Mrs. Cronkrite’s memory may be made to the Hospice of the VNA, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.
CLORINTHE ""CONNIE” FLINT LITCHFIELD WILLISTON — Clorinthe ""Connie” Flint Litchfield, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston where she had been a resident since December. She was a former resident of East Street in Barre. Born March 10, 1908, in St. Bridget, Quebec, she was the daughter of Dolor and Lena (Brouilette) Menard. She attended Coventry School. After the death of her mother, she helped raise her six younger siblings. In 1929, she married Walter Flint. She and her husband operated the Rexall Drug Store in Newport for many years. He died in 1959. After his death, she worked for Dr. Schurmann and Dr. Mosher in Newport and later was a housemother at the Elizabeth Lund Home in Burlington. In 1963, she married Charles ""Chet” Litchfield. They made their home in Barre and enjoyed several summers in Newport. He died in 1987 following a long illness. In 1997, she moved to Pillsbury Manor in South Burlington. Mrs. Litchfield had many special and supportive friends in Barre and was an avid gardener in earlier years. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Flint and Patrick Frye of Jonesville; grandchildren, Dana Fifield of Durham, N.C., and Curtis Fifield of South Hero; a stepgrandson and wife, Rick and Julie Howard and their children, Ryan, Brynn and Garrett, all of Chester Springs, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Calvin and Victor; and four sisters, Ruby, Gertrude, Olga and Millie, predeceased her. A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Vermont Respite House in Williston. There are no calling hours. Later interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport in the spring. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, 05495.
MARION S. MINTZER CONCORD, Mass. — Marion S. Mintzer, formerly of Pitkin Street, Burlington,Vt., and Dorset Street, South Burlington, Vt., died on her 91st birthday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Emerson Hospital in Concord. She was born in Bangor, Maine, on Feb. 26, 1909, the daughter of Joseph and Zelda (Gopan) Siegel. Marion graduated from Bangor High School. She came to Burlington in 1936 and married Harold Mintzer of Burlington. She was a member of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, the Sisterhood of Ohavi Zedek, Hadassah, and the National Council of Senior Citizens. Her husband, Harold Mintzer, predeceased her in 1957. Marion is survived by her children and their spouses, Shirley and Donald Heiman of Belmont, Calif., Linda and Norman Cohen of Lexington, and Joseph and Joyce Mintzer of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Ruth Siegel; a brother, Dr. James Siegel, both of Bangor, Maine; three grandchildren, Susan DiGiammarino of Milan, Italy, Amy Hulse of Easton, and Peter Cohen of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. Her sisters and brothers, Lena, Max, Dora, and Pauline, predeceased her. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 N. Prospect St., Burlington, with Rabbi Emeritus Max B. Wall officiating, assisted by Cantor Jerrold Held. Interment will follow in Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery, Patchen Road, South Burlington. Contributions in Marion’s memory may be made to the Marion S. Mintzer Book Fund, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, Mass. 02421. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
LORETTA ALLARD MURTAGH ST. ALBANS — Loretta Allard Murtagh, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Ethan Allen Residence in Burlington after a brief illness. She was born in St. Albans on April 22, 1908, the daughter of the late William and Bertha (Brouillette) Allard. For several years, she was employed as a clerk at Central Vermont Railway Inc. She had been an active resident of St. Albans all her life. She was a member and former director of St. Mary’s Parish Choir, parish council, Christian Service Committee and Holy Cross Cemetery Association; a former regent and life member of the Catholic Daughters of The Americas, Court St. Mary, former president of St. Mary’s Unit of Vermont Council of Catholic Women, a member of the St. Albans and Franklin County Historical Societies, Central Vermont Recreation Association, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, D.A.V.Auxiliary, director of Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, and a volunteer at Holiday House Nursing Home. Mrs. Murtagh resided in Burlington for the last six years of her life, where she was active with the Champlain Senior Center and the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Fondly known as ""TaTa” by her family, survivors include her son and his wife, Patrick W. and Nora Murtagh of Burlington; four grandchildren, Cynthia Marie, James Joseph, Kevin York and Kathleen Anna Murtagh; a great-granddaughter, Hillary Ann Murtagh; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, James Patrick Murtagh; and her sister, Gladys Walsh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Interment will be in the Murtagh family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
LEAH COWLES NELSON ALBANY — Leah Cowles Nelson, 90, of Albany, a retired schoolteacher, died in North Country Hospital in Newport on Saturday, Feb, 26, 2000. She is survived by two sons, Ross Cowles of Lake Panasofkee,Fla., and Carl Cowles of Lowell; three stepsons, Robert Nelson of Albany, Donald Nelson of Lowell, andDouglas Nelson of Derby; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two nieces. She was predeceased by huisbands Paul Cowles and Maurice Nelson. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Davis Funeral Home in Craftsbury Common with Pastor Nathan Strong officiating. Spring interment will be in the Albany Village Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, from 4 to 6 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Orleans-Essex VNA and Hospice Inc., 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vt. 05855. The Malcolm R. David Funeral Home of Craftsbury Common is in charge of arrangements
ARTHUR SERMAYAN TRYON, N.C. — Arthur Sermayan, 91, of Oak Hill Apartments, E38, Tryon, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at his home. Born in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late Gregory and Julia Darclesbanian Sermayan. He formerly resided with Anna and Raymond Valente of River Road, New Haven, Vt. Surviving is one niece, Mrs. Alfred (Pansy) Whitman of Williamstown, Mass. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, N. C., in charge of arrangements.
PHYLLIS G. WALL FLORIDA/SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Her friend and savior Jesus Christ escorted Phyllis Georgina (Neilson) Wall home Feb. 26, 2000, in Pompano Beach, Fla., following a brief illness. Phyllis was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Feb. 24, 1942, to her parents George and Doris Neilson. She graduated from Rosemont High School in Montreal. Phyllis, an elegant, fashionable and deeply spiritual woman married her best friend, Frederic T.W. Wall, on June 2, 1962, in Montreal. She was employed by the Hudson Bay Company and the South Shore school board prior to moving to Vermont with her family in 1975. In Vermont, Phyllis worked at the Essex School District and as membership coordinator at Vermont Public Television. Who can ever forget the famous ETV auctions? In 1983 Phyllis joined Fred in building a successful family business, Creative Labels of Vermont Inc., where she served as vice president, secretary and cheerleader. Phyllis found a home in the Essex Alliance Church to worship her friend, Jesus Christ. She had a deep passion for needlework, reading and traveling to visit family and friends. Phyllis invested her life in support of her husband, Fred, in civic and fraternal organizations, including Shriners Children’s Hospitals and the Elks. Phyllis leaves behind a legacy of a loving family and friends who are better off for having shared her life and dreams. Phyllis is survived by her husband and friend of 38 years, Fred Wall; her two loving children, Dwane L. W. Wall and B. Dale Loesch; a loving daughter-in-law, Gail M. Wall; three grandchildren, the loves of her life, Tyler, Ashley and Ian; as well as her brother, Allan W. Neilson; sister-in-law, Katherine; and her mother, Doris Neilson. Her father, William George Nielson, predeceased her. Phyllis is also survived by her lifelong friends, Glenda (Wall) Sheppard and her husband, Jack, and by Gloria (Wall) McColloch and her husband, Jimmy. Her family includes many nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2000, at the Essex Alliance Church, Old Stage Road, Essex. In lieu of flowers, Phyllis’ wish was that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis St.,. Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or to the Shriners Children’s Hospitals. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, March 1, from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday, March 2, from 5-8 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
February 27
CHRISTOPHER BRYCE MONGEON GEORGIA — Christopher Bryce Mongeon died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, with his family at his side. Chris was the 5-month-old son of Robert and Sarah (Palin) Mongeon. He was born Sept. 12, 1999, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was deeply loved by his mom and dad and will be dearly missed by all whom he touched. In addition to his dad and mom of Georgia, Chris is survived by his brother, Jordan of Georgia; his maternal grandparents, Linda Hathaway of Monkton, and Royal Palin of Burlington; his maternal great-grandparents, Arthur and Dorothy Hathaway of Monkton, Carroll Palin of Richmond, and Royal Palin of Essex; his paternal grandparents, Cathy and Roger Mongeon of Westford; and his paternal great-grandparents, Rita and Robert Mongeon of Essex Junction; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Cornerstone Community Bible Church, located on Bombardier Road in Milton. Burial will be in the Milton Village Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.
February 28
LORRAINE BOARDMAN PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla./ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. — Lorraine Boardman, 82, died Monday morning, Feb. 28, 2000, in the Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. She was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Barre, the daughter of Louis E. and Emelia (Therrien) Fisher. Lorraine married Vernon R. Boardman Nov. 19, 1938. Mr. Boardman died in 1987. They lived in Essex Junction before moving to Texas and later retired to Florida in 1974. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Barbara Boardman of Montgomery, Alabama; a brother, Wilfred Fisher of Barre, two granddaughters; five great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Vernon Boardman; and six brothers, Fredrick, Leo, George, Philip, Edgar and Maurice Fisher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. at St. Monica’s Catholic Church, Barre. Burial will be in the Spring Road Cemetery, Tunbridge, Vt., at a later date. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway & Cilley Funeral home, Chelsea, Vt.
TIMOTHY JOSEPH BOVAT SWANTON — Timothy Joseph Bovat left us to be with his heavenly Father on Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. A gathering in celebration of Tim’s life will be held Thursday, March 2, 2000. A Mass will be celebrated in Holy Angels Church in St. Albans at 2 p.m., and all are welcome to gather afterward in the Holy Angels parish hall. Arrangements are being handled by Kidder Memorial Home in Swanton. Those who wish to make a contribution in lieu of flowers are asked to place a donation in Tim’s name for children’s and educational benefits to Peoples Trust Company, c/o Don Poirier, 25 Kingman St., St. Albans, Vt. 05478
DOROTHY G. GROVER BARRINGTON, N.H. — Dorothy G. Grover, 74, of 5 Melodie Lane, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, N.H., following a long illness. Born July 6, 1925, in Dorchester, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Captain Arthur and Edith (Isaac) Morton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Weslyan Methodist Church of Gloucester, Mass., and the Grace Methodist Church of Essex Junction, Vt. She moved to Barrington, N.H., 12 years ago from Essex Junction, Vt. Family members include her husband, George A. Grover of Barrington; four daughters, Louise M. Guhman of Jericho, Vt., Deborah G. Kessler of Waterbury, Vt., Virginia P. Yarnchak of Colchester, Vt., and Pamela M. Kelly of Montpelier, Vt.; one sister, Virginia Sampson of Glouchester, Mass.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Arthur Morton. Friends may call Friday from 2-3 p.m. at the Weslyan Methodist Church, 56 Main St., Waterbury, Vt. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the Weslyan Methodist Church, 56 Main St., Waterbury, Vt., with the Rev. Joy Lowenthal, pastor, officiating. She will be assisted by Mrs. Roger Cressy, friend of the deceased. Burial will be at a later date in East Cemetery, Williston, Vt. Memorial donations may be made to Ta Kum Ta, P.O. Box 576, Waterbury, Vt. 05676. This is a summer camp dedicated to the enjoyment of children afflicted with cancer. Arrangements by Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover, N.H. 03820.
FRANCES WINONA (PATNODE) RYAN VERGENNES — Frances W. (Patnode) Ryan, 80, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was born on Nov. 18, 1919, in Bristol, the daughter of VanNess and Carrie (Fowler) Patnode. Frances was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes. Frances and her husband, David, owned and operated Ryan Department Store. She was employed at Simmonds Precisions Products for many years. After retirement, Francis was a guide at Shelburne Museum. Frances was predeceased by her husband, David, in 1968. Frances is survived by four children, Sharon and her husband, F. Richard Nichols, of New Fairfield, Conn., Daryl Hatch of Panton, Michael Ryan and his wife, Patty, of Wolcott and Lesley Ryan and her husband, Robert Giroux, of Jeffersonville; beloved ""Marm” to her eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Francis was a devoted mother, aunt and friend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Vergennes. Friends may call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, Vergennes 05491.
EDWARD FREDERICK TERRY GRAND ISLE/SWANTON — Edward Frederick Terry, 96, a longtime resident of Grand Isle and more recently of Swanton Village, died early Monday morning, Feb. 28, 2000, in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. For most of his working life Mr. Terry worked as a self-employed automobile mechanic. He was a longtime parishioner of Saint Joseph’s Church in Grand Isle. He was born in Morrisonville, N.Y., Aug. 14, 1903, the son of the late Frederick and Mary (Demars) Terry. He attended school in New York and was married to the former Alice Fielding who predeceased him, Jan. 14, 1937, he then was married to the former Elizabeth Baker who predeceased him in 1982. In 1985, he was married to Laura Morits Porter who survives him. In addition to his wife of Swanton, Mr. Terry leaves three sons, Robert Terry of Albany, N.Y., George Terry and his wife, Eloise, of Hampton, Va., and Charles Terry and his wife, Lois , of Grand Isle; five daughters, Marie Miner of Torrington, Conn., Florence Grover and her husband, Elmer, of Grand Isle, Pat Lefebvre and her husband, Richard, of Milton, Eileen Ballard and her husband, Gilles, of St. Albans, and Brenda Turgeon and her husband, John, of St. Albans; 29 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters; and two brothers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 2, 2000, at 11 a.m. from Saint Joseph’s Church, Route 2, Grand Isle with entombment following in the Grand Isle Village Cemetery Vault to await spring interment in the Terry family lot in the Grand Isle Village Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton, on Wednesday, March 1, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Mr. Terry’s memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box 22, Swanton, 05488.
February 29
DORA EVA LAROCQUE MIDDLEBURY — Dora Eva Larocque, 95, passed away in Helen Porter Nursing Home on Feb. 29, 2000, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 21, 1904, in St. Isadore De-Prescott, Ontario, the daughter of Osias and Odile Desforges. Dora married Hyacinthe Larocque on Jan. 27, 1925, and shortly thereafter moved to the Salisbury area. She worked at Middlebury Union High School (in the food service), Middlebury College and Ilsley Library. As an avid gardener, she won the Garden Club Award many times. Everyone enjoyed the colorful array of flowers at her home on Elm Street. There was always a meal to be had. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and she couldn’t wait to challenge someone to a game of cards and Aggravation. She will be sadly missed by her family. She is survived by Rhea and Chester Bodette of South Burlington, Claire Lowell of Essex Junction, Rita and Everett Delphia of Bridport, John and Linda Larocque of Middlebury, amd Louise and Richard Warner of East Middlebury; 23 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters, Simone, Yvette, Lillian and Jeanne. She was predeceased by her husband, Hyacinthe; a son, Rene; daughters Pauline Berthiaume and Lela Oliver; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 3, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. Celebrant will be the Rev. John McDermott, pastor. Interment will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 504, Middlebury, Vt. 054753 Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
MARGARET (ARTHUR) RUSS BURLINGTON — Margaret (Arthur) Russ, 94, formerly of Dover Plains, N.Y., died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington. She remained graceful and devoted to her family until the time of her death. She was born in Ticonderoga, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 1905, the daughter of Joseph and Kathryn (Bullen) Arthur. Her grandfather was first cousin to the 21st President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur. She was married in Ticonderoga,N.Y., to William F. Russ on Nov. 11, 1930. She is survived by her son, Robert W. Russ and his wife, Ann, of Shelburne; three grandchildren, Barbara J. Russ and husband, Dean Williams, of South Burlington, William R. Russ and wife, Kimberly, and children, Jennifer, Rebecca and Robert, of Peachtree City, Ga., and Gary R. Russ and wife, Denise, and children Meagan and Joseph, of Burlington. She is also survived by two nieces and their spouses, Mrs. Carl (Elizabeth) Bevilaqua of Saranac Lake, N.Y. and Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Stanley of Crown Point, N.Y. She was predeceased by her husband, William F. Russ; her sisters, Mrs. Walter (Helen) Gunning, Mrs. Frederick (Kathryn) Weed and Mrs. Charles (Josephine) Wyman. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Dover Plains, N.Y., until moving to the Burlington area. Her lifetime was devoted to members of her family, and she will be remembered for her deep caring and concern for them all. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the entire staff at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare for their tremendous compassion and caring during her entire stay, but most particularly during the difficult final days and hours. Services will be private and at the convenience of her family. Burial will be in Dover Plains, N.Y. Anyone caring to make a memorial donation may do so to the Shelburne Rescue Squad of an organization of their choice. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington in charge of arrangements.

                

 

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