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Burlington Free Press Obituaries 04/2000

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Obituaries

April 2000

April 1
ROBERT W ""BOB” BEDARD SHELDON — Robert W. ""Bob” Bedard, 56, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, on April 16, 1943, the son of the late Rene and Marie Rose (Benoit) Bedard. Bob was a refrigeration mechanic all of his working life and specialized in air conditioning of motor homes. Bob married Di’Anne Fuller on July 18, 1964. Besides his wife, he is survived by their sons, Daniel Robert and his wife, Susan Bedard, of Milton, and Benjamin Merwin and his wife, Becky Bedard, of Williston; and eight grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church in St. Albans, due to the capacity of St. Anthony’s Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., St. Albans, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478; or the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt 05602. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
THERESA MARIE CURLEY BURLINGTON — Theresa Marie Curley, wife of Frank R. Curley, died April 1, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a lengthy battle with heart illness. She was surrounded at the time of her death by members of her loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Mark’s Church with interment to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visiting hours are Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s edition of the Free Press.
THERESA MARIE CURLEY BURLINGTON — Theresa Marie Curley died April 1, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a lengthy battle with heart disease. She was surrounded at the time of her death by members of her loving family. She was born July 19, 1929, the only daughter of Earl and Marie (Dorey) Miller. She attended Burlington High School, where she was a drummer in the school band, graduating in 1948. In 1949, she married Frank R. Curley in St. Joseph’s Church, where they renewed their wedding vows last summer on the occasion of their golden anniversary. They were lifelong residents of Burlington and communicants of St. Mark’s parish. After a short career in business, she began her lifelong vocation, raising nine children and 18 grandchildren, who will sorely miss her. Beyond raising her family, she found time to serve as co-president of the C.P. Smith School PTA. She also became involved with Ward Four politics, a hobby which she greatly enjoyed, and successfully helped elect her husband and later a son to the Burlington City Council. Mr. and Mrs. Curley were known as avid campers who traveled the nation as members of many camping and motor home organizations. She is survived by her devoted husband, Frank; their nine children and spouses, Gary and Jean Curley, Craig and Susan Curley, Bruce and Patricia Curley, Thomas and Jacalyn Curley, Kevin and Kathy Curley, Kathy and Gary Hevey, William and Erica Curley, James and Denise Curley, and Susan and Sam Little; and 18 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Mark’s Church with interment following in New Mount Calvary Cemetery, Plattsburgh Avenue. Visiting hours are today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington.
WILLARD BOYCE FARNHAM ESSEX JUNCTION — Willard Boyce Farnham, 84, died at his home Saturday, April 1, 2000, following a brief illness. A Masonic service will be held Monday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Essex Junction Congregational Church. Burial will take place in Hope Cemetery in Waterbury at a later date. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s Free Press.
CLIFFORD A. FULLER SR. UNDERHILL — Clifford A. Fuller Sr., beloved husband of Gertrude M. Fuller, passed away peacefully at his home in Underhill on April 1, 2000, after a prolonged illness. Clifford was employed for many years as technologist in the radiology department at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, retiring in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude M. Fuller; two sons, Douglas C. Fuller and his wife, Kathy, of Coral Springs, Fla., and Francis and his wife, Yvonne, of St. Johnsbury; one daughter, Diantha Balch and her husband, Brian, of Richmond, to whom we are eternally grateful for his kindness and consideration through the years; and one sister, Margaret Mazza and her husband, Frank, of South Burlington. He was predeceased by a son, Clifford Jr., in 1971. Our heartfelt thanks to Donald Miller Jr., M.D., of Cambridge, Clifford’s primary physician and friend for many years. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2000, at St. Thomas Church in Underhill Center. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to North Country Animal League, Morrisville, Vt. 05661, or Family Practice Associates, Cambridge, Vt. 05444. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington, in charge of arrangements.
CONSTANCE E. HOVEY NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Constance E. Hovey, 91, of North Conway died April 1, 2000, in Memorial Hospital in North Conway. Born in Wilder, Vt., the daughter of Lawrence and Ella (Hawkins) Palmer, she grew up in Burlington, Vt., and had lived in Reading, Mass., for 25 years before moving to North Conway in 1967. Mrs. Hovey was a graduate of the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. She had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Carroll County Extension, a Memorial Hospital volunteer and Gibson Center Volunteer, both in North Conway. She owned and operated Hobby Craft Studio for more than 10 years while in Reading and taught ceramics. The family includes two sons, David L. Hovey of Glen and Karl M. Hovey of Irving, Texas; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Shimkus; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Reginald A. Hovey, in 1967; and their son, John W. Hovey, in 1950. A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Jackson Community Church in Jackson with the Rev. Pojen Lee, pastor, officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the Gibson Center for Senior Services, North Conway, N.H. 03860. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
FRANK INFANTE BOCA RATON, Fla./ST. ALBANS, Vt. — Frank Infante, 82, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with leukemia on April 1, 2000. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., on Oct. 30, 1917. After proudly serving in the Merchant Marine during World War II, he married Ruth Fitzpatrick also of Jersey City, N.J., on Nov. 10, 1940. He is survived by his devoted wife, Ruth of Boca Raton, Fla.; two daughters, Maria and her husband, Jeff Savoie, of Boca Raton; and Donna Infante of Boca Raton; two sons, Mark Infante and his wife, Katherine, of Isle La Motte, and Robert Infante of St. Albans. He also leaves behind four very special grandchildren, Francesca Savoie, Catherine Lamothe, Mark Infante II, and Jamie Infante. Frank spent many years as a school lunch nutritionist with the state of Vermont, Prudential Insurance salesman, and owner/operator of The Ruthcliffe Lodge of Isle La Motte. Besides his family, Frank leaves behind many special friends in the St. Albans, Isle La Motte and the surrounding areas. The family is very grateful to the folks of Hospice by the Sea, who went above and beyond the call of duty in diligent attendance to Frank. Donations in Frank’s name may be made to Hopice by the Sea, 1531 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton, Fla. 33486-3395.
LAWRENCE A. MEUNIER BURLINGTON — Lawrence A. Meunier, 81, longtime Oakland Terrace resident, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Burlington on July 30, 1918, the son of Louis and Irene (Letourneau) Meunier. He graduated from Nazareth School and Cathedral High School. He married the former Thelma Wimet in St. Joseph’s Church on Feb. 20, 1943. She predeceased him Feb. 26, 1999, after 56 years of marriage. During World War II, Larry served his country honorably with the 66th Troop Carrier Squadron, U.S. Army Air Corps, in the South Pacific. After returning from the war, Larry began a 41-year career with the Burlington Free Press, retiring as press room supervisor. He was a parishioner of St. Mark’s Church since 1952 and a longtime member of V.F.W. Post 782, Burlington Elks Lodge No. 916, DeGoesbriand Knights of Columbus Council No. 279, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 5. Larry was very devoted to his wife and family and will be well remembered as a good friend and neighbor who would always help anyone who needed a hand. He leaves his daughter, Lana Meunier and her fiance, Larry Poe, of Galveston, Texas; his son, Richard Meunier and his wife, Denise, of Saco, Maine; two granddaughters, Yvette and Nicole Meunier; one stepgranddaughter, Jessica; his brother, William J. Meunier of Lake Worth, Fla.; two sisters, Louise Collins of San Diego, Calif., and Helene Rolfe of Del Ray Beach, Fla.; one rotherr-in-law, William Haynes of Enfield, Conn.; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Meunier of Burlington and Pauline Meunier of Winooski; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife and parents, Larry was predeceased by three brothers, Roland, Anthony and Rene Meunier; and two sisters, Veronica Dene and Noella Haynes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in St. Mark’s Church with interment following in New Mount Calvary Cemetery, Plattsburgh Ave. Visiting hours are Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave. Masses for the repose of his immortal soul would be appreciated.
FLORENCE LILLIAN WILCOX SHEEHAN ST. ALBANS — Florence Lillian Sheehan, 91, a lifelong resident, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2000, in Redstone Villa following a long illness. She was born in St. Albans on Aug. 19, 1908, the daughter of the late Frank C. and Lillian M. (Huey) Wilcox. Florence was married to Arthur L. Sheehan, who died Aug. 22, 1976. She was a 1928 graduate of St.Albans High School, a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, the Phi Alpha Class, and Welden Chapter No. 79, Order of the Eastern Star. Florence retired from Union Carbide after 25 years of service as an invoice auditor and was employed for 17 years as a clerk for the area Agency on Aging. Florence is survived by two daughters, Arlene and her husband, Norman Vosburg, of Swanton, and Thelma Goodnow of Suncook, N.H.; seven grandchildren, Norma and James Manley, Sylvia and Gary Grant, Bradley R. Jr. and Patricia Goodnow, Patricia and Lee Spaulding, John Goodnow, Mark and Cecile Vosburg, and Terry and Kelly Judge; 10 great-grandchildren, Shannon Grant, Adam Grant, Bridget Goodnow, Andy Goodnow, John Judge, Keith Judge, Matthew Spaulding, Benjamin Spaulding, and Sara and Emily Vosburg; and three nephews, George Wood, Jack Wood, and Lynn Wood. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Oren Lane officiating. Interment will be later this spring in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Living Church Fund, 11 Church St., St. Albans, Vt. 05478; or the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Box 742, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans.
April 2
LEON BERNARD BOUTIN RICHMOND — Leon Joseph Boutin, 60, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a brief illness. He was born in Burlington on March 8, 1940, the son of Adrian and Pauline (Quesnel) Boutin. Jan 20, 1962, he married Alice Kenyon in Holy Rosary Church in Richmond. Leon retired from employment at the Cheese Factory in February 1997. Following his retirement, he and his wife were able to travel. Leon loved game shows, videos and time spent in his pool. He was a kind, gentle man who was a great dad. He is survived by his wife, Alice; their three daughters and their spouses, Michelle and Jeffrey Marshall of Mount Airy, N.C., Debra and Ronald Bolam of Fletcher, and Margaret and Patrick Jacques of Bolton; six grandsons, Joshua Marshall and his wife, Alisha, of North Carolina, Jason and Christopher Marshall of Richmond, Daniel, Justin and Tyler Bolam of Fletcher; one great-grandson, Tanner Marshall; his parents, Adrian and Pauline Boutin of Richmond; a brother, Louis Boutin and his wife, Joyce, of Richmond; three sisters, Antoinette Howard and her husband, Ronald, of Enosburg Falls, Suzie Jilson of Milton, and Patricia and Larry Burritt of Richmond; many nieces and nephews; and a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Nancy Kenyon of Richmond. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church in Richmond. It was Leon’s request that there be no visiting hours. Memorial gifts may be made to the family at 1316 Johnnie Brook Road, Richmond, Vt. 05477. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.
AROLD M. CURTISS EAST MIDDLEBURY — Harold M. Curtiss, 84, of East Middlebury died April 2, 2000, in La Jolla, Calif. He was born Dec. 8, 1915, in Milford, Mass., the son of Harold M. and Edith Hollis Curtiss. Completing Milton Academy, he entered Harvard, Class of 1939. ""Slim” Curtiss, a star pitcher with the Harvard baseball team, had his greatest coup with his shut out of Yale in the rivals 1938 game. He began his educational career with teaching at Governor Dummer Academy in South Byfield, Mass., in the fall of 1939. At the start of World War II, he drove an ambulance in North Africa under the auspices of the American Field Service. From this experience, in later years he was asked to organize the Middlebury A.F.S. chapter. Returning from Africa, he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy and was trained in the Russian language, ending up as an aide to the admiral of the 7th Fleet stationed in Shanghai. Discharged from the Navy in 1946, he resumed his teaching at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. specializing in U.S. history. His time there was interrupted by a recall to Navy duty for 17 months during the Korean War. He returned to Sidwell and remained principal of the Upper School until he moved to Vermont in 1956.. In the summer of 1945, while on leave, he paid a visit to the Keewaydin Camp for Boys at Lake Dunmore, Vt., where he had been a staffman and baseball coach since 1936. Alfred Hare and Abbott Fenn, also on leave from the service, were visiting at the same time, and the three combined to purchase the camp. Their first season of operation was in 1946, and with great success they ran it until the establishment of the Keewaydin Foundation in 1985. All three remained on the board of the foundation to the present. In the fall of 1955, he and Bob Kingsley, with whom e had studied Russian in the Navy, bought the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury, a going but modest operation at that time. Moving to East Middlebury in the summer of 1956, he quickly immersed himself in community life in the Middlebury area. His involvement in the community intensified when the Waybury, by now a thriving business known for its good food and cheerful ambience, was sold in 1966. Harold was a member of the Middlebury School Board (I.D. No. 4) from 1958 to 1969, serving as chairman for 10 years. He was president of the Middlebury Chamber of Commerce from 1966 to 1972. After serving 10 years as president of the Lake Dunmore-Fern Lake Association, he was presented with the first "Harold Curtiss Achievement Award’ for his leadership on environmental issues. He served the citizens of East Middlebury for more than 30 years as clerk and unofficial ""mayor” of the Fire District. At the Fire District’s first annual picnic on June 14, 1991, he was the honored guest, and a bronze plaque was placed in the Saran Partridge Community House in appreciation of his service. In 1993, he gave the land, which has now become the Harold Curtiss Recreational Park in East Middlebury, which boasts two tennis courts, an outdoor basketball court and playground equipment. In 1982, the Middlebury Town annual report was dedicated to him ""in recognition of the enormous and valuable contributions he has made to the town and surrounding areas.” Dearest to him was his association with the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury. A member of the Board of Directors up to the present, he served as president from 1968 until he stepped down in 1981. It was his inspiration for the Sheldon to sponsor the Vermont Symphony Pops in 1993 at Middlebury College’s Youngman Field, an event which has become the highlight of the summer in he area, attracting thousands for an evening of picnics, good music and fireworks. In 1995, the museum awarded him the ""Sheldon Museum Distinguished Service Award,” in thanks for his contributions of 38 years. His collection of original Currier & Ives prints is considered one of the finest in New England, and he lectured frequently on how they were made and their history. His interest in all the arts resulted in his service as chair for the Friends of the Art Museum of Middlebury College. "Curt’ was a bon vivant who loved good food and drink and to entertain. No party was complete until he stood to offer an impromptu toast appropriate for the occasion. For the past 12 years, he wintered in La Jolla, Calif., where he was a valuable volunteer with the La Jolla Historical Society. During his final illness in La Jolla, his greatest wish was that he could see his beloved Vermont once more — a wish sadly not granted. His great cheer, wit and generosity will be sorely missed by his many friends near and far. A celebration of his rich and wonderful life will be held in East Middlebury at a later date. He is survived by a sister, Mary Vincent of Westboro, Mass.; a niece, Donna Kahn of Morristown, N.H.; and his partner of 56 years, Bob Kingsley. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Sheldon Museum, the Town Hall Theater of Middlebury, or a charity of one’s choice.
April 3
SUSAN (MERROW) HOPP SHELBURNE — Susan (Merrow) Hopp, 83, of Wake Robin died Monday, April 3, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She and her twin sister were born in Boston, Mass., on Feb. 22, 1917, the daughters of Harold K. and Sara (McLauthlin) Merrow. Susan earned her B.S. degree at Simmons College in Boston, where she majored in foods and nutrition and furthered her studies by receiving a master’s degree in education at Boston University. Her professional experience began in 1940 as a nutritionist in Philadelphia, Boston and Burlington, Vt., where she became affiliated with the Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Vermont. In 1978, she became a research associate professor at UVM for the Department of Human Nutrition, a position she held until 1980, when she became the assistant director of the Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station. She retired in 1986. Mrs. Hopp, throughout her career, was the author or co-author of 54 papers published in scientific journals. She was widely known throughout the state and served on the Vermont State Nutrition Advisory Committee. Mrs. Hopp was a bright, energetic and determined woman who was a pioneer in many areas. Before computers were a household word, she programmed them to aid in her research. With skill and imagination, she completely restored her own farmhouse in Shelburne. Truly a caring, compassionate person, she was always generous with family members and the causes she believed in. She loved animals and fought strongly for animal rights. Her interest in civic matters in Charlotte led her to become a faithful participant in the Charlotte selectboard meetings and in the publication of the town newspaper. Susan provided loving support for several friends and family members during her lifetime. She was thoughtful and generous to her beloved nieces and nephews who shall fondly cherish her memory. Susan was a member of The Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington, the American Institute of Nutrition, The American Association for Advancement of Science, the National Society for Medical Research, Society of the Sigma Xi, The American Dietetic Association and the Nutrition Today Society. She is survived by her twin sister, Elizabeth (Mrs. Holden W.) Withington of Mercer Island, Wash.; her sister, Sally (Merrow) Leach of Booth bay, Maine; six devoted nieces and nephews living in Alaska, Washington and Maine. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard J. Hopp, on June 13, 1980. A Circle of Remembrance will be celebrated at Wake Robin in Shelburne on Saturday, April 8, 2000, at 2 p.m. Interment will be private in Grandview Cemetery in Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, is in charge of arrangements.
April 4
MICHAEL ANDREW CARTER RANDALLSTOWN, Md. — Michael Andrew Carter, 54, formerly of Burlington, Vt, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Randallstown on April 4, 2000. He was the beloved husband of Pamela Carter, nee Sachs; dear son of Bernice Carter and the late Val Carter; and dear brother to Linda Carter and Jeanne Carter Miller. Services were held in Randalls- town, Md., Saturday, April, 8th.
HORACE GRAHAM HOWARD STOWE — Horace Graham Howard, 83, went to be with our Lord on April 4, 2000, in the loving arms of his wife of 54 years, after a long illness. He was born in Montpelier in the Heaton Hospital on Nov.19, 1916, the son of Merl Bill Howard and Dorothy (Cutts) Howard. Hod, as he was known to his friends, retired from the Central Vermont Railroad on July 3, 1981, after 33 years of service. Prior to this, he served his country as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II. Hod was a competitive person who loved all sports, especially a good round of golf. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and doing crosswords with his wife, Doris (Sherman) Howard of Stowe. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Gregory Howard of Columbia, Md. and Scott Howard and his wife, Karen of Hebron, Conn. He also leaves two daughters, Sherry Bearden and her husband, John, of Essex, and Sandra Laferriere and her husband, Reginald, of Georgia, Vt. Siblings include a twin sister, Helen Falvey of Stowe; and a brother, Gordon Howard and his wife, Ann, of Battle Creek, Mich. On his wife’s side, he leaves four brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law. Hod was proud of his 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, George W. Howard; one nephew, George T. Howard; and a grandson, Christopher A. Dutil. A memorial service 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 American Cancer Society or Lamoille County Hospice. We will miss you, Dad, Poppa, Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle and Dear Friend, until we meet again.
EVE H. HUGHES SALEM,, N.H. — Eve H. (Kolowrat) Hughes, 61, of Salem died April 4, 2000, concluding a long bout with cancer. Born in the Czech Republic at the onset of World War II, her family emigrated to the United States in 1948, and she was raised in Monson, Mass. She attended American International College in Springfield, Mass., and Radcliffe College in Boston. Her marriage in 1960 to John R. Hughes produced three children. By the 1970s, the family had moved to Burlington, Vt., and actively participated in outdoor activities. Members of the Malletts Bay Boat Club and the Burlington Country Club, the Hugheses enjoyed may days of sailing and swimming; and skiing during the winter months. John Hughes is the former vice president of WEZF-TV and Radio and a founding partner of WXXX-FM, both in Burlington. Summer weekends have long been spent at regattas throughout New England, sailing their Lightning Class boat. It was during these weekends that Eve attended to her great passion, shopping, and she delighted many persons with gifts of cashmere sweaters and polo shirts and always a warm smile and hug. Some may remember her thrift shop of the late 1970s, The Encore Shop in downtown Burlington. By the mid-1980s, the family settled in Salem soon after John purchased the local radio station, WVNH. Sailing continued at the American Yacht Club in Newburyport, Mass.., and the collection of cashmere sweaters continued to grow. After retiring from the media business, John purchased Eve’s father’s business, The Exercise Company of New England in Cambridge, Mass., and it continues today as the Exercise company of New Hampshire. Enjoying the New England coast, the family cruised in their boat to almost every Massachusetts port and considered Provincetown Harbor a most familiar haven. Enjoying life in southern New Hampshire, Eve sought out most every bargain spot in the area, sometimes traveling to as many as 10 shops a day, for a hundred miles, in search of the perfect item. This gave her enormous pleasure. Her family will have much sorting to do as the garage, basement and most every closet is full of her treasured finds. Her extraordinary warmth and enthusiasm is surely to be remembered by many. She was the light that led her family. Her husband, John, 66, and two children survive her: Michael, 37, of Miami Beach, Fla., and Shelley, 35, of Salem. Shelley’s fiance is Kevin Hoit of Salem, and her first child. Eve’s first grandchild, Chloe, is expected in May. In 1997, her eldest son, Brian, died at age 36. Other survivors, along with their families include her sister, Mary Evans of South Yarmouth, Mass.; and her brothers, Henry Kolowrat of Philadelphia, Ernest of Monson, Mass., and Tom of Prague, Czechoslovakia. Many relatives and friends will join in saying good-bye Saturday, April 8, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Salem, N.H., Visitation will be Friday, April 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Pollard Funeral Home in Methuen, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to the Brian Hughes Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 64784, Burlington, Vt. 05406-2000.
DOUGLAS L. IRISH SOUTH BURLINGTON — Douglas L. Irish, 67, of South Burlington, passed away April 4, 2000, after fighting a long illness. He was surrounded by his wife and longtime hunting buddy, Bud Bailey, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in South Burlington on Feb. 21, 1933, the son of the late Dewey W. Irish Jr. and Bernice J. Spear. He attended South Burlington schools and Burlington Business College. June 20, 1959, he married Patricia Bushway in Burlington. He retired from Vermont Gas after 20 years of service with the installation department. He was a member of Stonybrook Camp in Stockbridge; he treasured the time spent at deer camp as well as the peace it gave him. He was an avid University of Arizona Wildcats fan. Douglas enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and spending time at deer camp. His biggest love of life was being with his family, especially his daughter and granddaughter. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Patricia Irish of South Burlington, who fought hard to make the last years of Doug’s life special and filled with quality time; Doug and Patricia had just returned to Vermont from a winter-long stay in Phoenix, Ariz., with their daughter, Wendy Zerr and her husband, Patrick and daughter Jessica Rose. Wendy was Doug’s only daughter and the ""light” of his life. Doug was nothing short of a hero to Wendy. His beloved granddaughter, Jessica, affectionately called him ""Poppie.” Doug is also survived by eight brothers and sisters, Frank ""Bill” Irish and Dewey Irish of South Burlington, Jim Irish of Hartwell, Ga., Carol Drolette and Fanny Brosseau of South Burlington, Doris Reyolds of Westford, Louise Rauner of Prosser, Wash., and Dorothy Wright of Phoenix, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Friday, April 7, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Vermont Catholic Charities, 351 North Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Visiting hours will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
DR. JOSEPH F. MEROLA WALTHAM, Mass. — Dr. Joseph F. Merola of Waltham, Mass., died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Burlington, Vt., on Jan. 13, 1909, the son of the late Frank Merola and Louise Giardi Merola. Dr. Merola practiced medicine in Waltham, Mass., along with his wife of 62 years, Dr. Emma Varvaro Merola. A lifelong music enthusiast, Dr. Merola played trumpet in numerous Boston-area marching bands and locally for over 65 years in the Burlington Battery Park Sunday Summer Concerts. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Emma Varvaro; his children, Marianne, Joseph Jr., Dr. Henry and Anthony Merola, all of Waltham. Locally, he is survived by his brothers, Anthony, Robert, Louis, Arthur and Raymond Merola; two grandsons, Jonathan and David Merola of Natick, Mass.; and several Burlington area nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Frank; two sisters. Sr. Clementine and Gloria; and two brothers, James and John Merola. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Waltham, Mass. Donations may be made in Dr. Merola’s name to St. Anne Shrine, P.O. Box 280, Isle LaMotte, Vermont 05463
HERBERT VOSBURGH ESSEX JUNCTION — Herbert Vosburgh, 80, of Essex Junction died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, in Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. He was born Dec. 22, 1919, in Grand Rapids, Mich., the son of Herbert and Edith (Lund) Vosburgh. Mr. Vosburgh married Carolyn Kingsbury on Nov. 26, 1944, in Hancock, N.Y. He worked for 38 years at IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., moving to Essex Junction in 1990. He attended Community Lutheran Church in South Burlington and was a member of Truine Masonic Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Essex Junction; a daughter, Marta Goodwin and her husband, David, of Essex Junction; a son, Paul and his wife, Elizabeth, of Hillsborough, N.C.; five grandchildren, Devon and Kristen of Burlington, and Adrienne, Sterling and Sarah of Hillsborough, N.C.; his stepmother, Helen Vosburgh; a half sister, Herberta Gaedy of San Francisco, Calif.; a half brother, Robley of Brookfield, Ill.; several nieces and a nephew; and cousins in Sweden. He was predeceased by a half brother, Jay; and a half sister, Barbara. In accordance with Herb’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. He will be buried in the family lot in Hancock Cemetery in Hancock, N.Y. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, is in charge of arrangements.
April 5
ERMA FORD BROWN MIDDLEBURY — Erma Ford Brown, 82, died Wednesday evening in Northwestern Vermont Medical Center in St. Albans. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 8, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main Street, Middlebury. Friends may call Friday, April 7, from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Following the service, the family will receive friends at a reception at Erma’s home on Washington Street Extension. A complete obituary will follow in a later edition. Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
JULIENNE FLORETTA HASELTON MORRISVILLE — Julienne Floretta Haselton, 85, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 5, 2000, in Copley Manor, Morrisville. She was born in St. Johnsbury on Oct. 12, 1914, the daughter of Marcel and Anna Marie (Fradette) Cote. Julienne married Henry Lee Haselton Sr. in Notre Dame Church, St. Johnsbury on Nov. 30, 1936. Julienne worked heartily and trustworthily for various employers, including several pastors of Holy Cross Church in Morrisville. She loved children, especially babies, and always want them to enjoy their childhoods. Faith in God was dominant in her character, expressed with a strong constitution. Music was her great enjoyment. Cherished memories of her playing the piano joyfully will always be with us. Julienne loved life, was full of wit, and was a good and beautiful person. She is survived by her children, Henry Lee Haselton Jr. of Morrisville, Reginald Cote Haselton of St. Johnsbury, Roger Morton Haselton and Anna Marie Haselton, also of Morrisville. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Julienne was predeceased by her son, Ronald Marcel Haselton of Granville, N.Y., in 1988. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Cross Church, Morrisville, with interment taking place later this spring in Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Johnsbury. Visiting hours will be Friday evening from 7-9 in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory would be appreciated to St. Anne Shrine, P.O. Box 280, Isle La Motte, Vt. 05463
PAULINE A. HOWES WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Pauline A. (Norris) Howes, 76, of Weymouth, formerly of Vermont, died by accident in Florida on April 5, 2000. She was the beloved wife of Harold R. ""Buck” Howes Jr. and devoted mother of Hugh L. ""Butch” Howes of Turner, Maine, David M. Howes of East Weymouth and Kathy A. Jewett of Weymouth. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home, East Weymouth, Mass., 3 Charles St. (corner Middle and Charles Streets), Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 1st Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, Mass. 02154-1115.
JAMES ROBERT LAWYER HUNTINGTON — James Robert Lawyer, 59, died at the home he shared with his mother in Roberts Park in Huntington on Wednesday, April 5, 2000. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced in Friday’s Free Press. Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.
JAMES ROBERT LAWYER HUNTINGTON — James Robert Lawyer, 59, died at the home he shared with his mother in Roberts Park in Huntington on Wednesday, April 5, 2000. Born Feb. 7, 1941, the fourth child of Marjorie Lawyer and the late James C. Lawyer who died in 1966. His sister, Catherine, predeceased him in 1937. He attended school in Huntington. James will be remembered for his trips to Beaudry’s Store both on foot and with his tractor. James enjoyed making his yearly garden and caring for the lawn at his home. He was always willing to help others with any chore at hand. He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Lawyer of Huntingon; two sisters, Loretta Poulin of Waterbury, and Ruth Little of Huntington; two brothers, Charles and Carlton Lawyer of Huntington; an aunt and uncle, Ruth and Everett Bennett; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Very special thanks to super neighbors, Donna and Ronnie Burritt. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 8, 2000, at 2 p.m. in Huntington Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Huntington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Richmond Rescue, P.0. Box 404, Richmond, Vt. 05477. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot Street, Richmond, Vt., in charge of arrangements.
HAROLD DELMAR MILLER ST. JOHNSBURY — Harold Delmar Miller, 80, of St. Johnsbury, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, of pancreatic cancer. He was highly respected in the educational profession and loved by many. Harold was born March 24, 1920, in Derby Line, one of six children born to Isabel Burnett Miller and Harold Delmar Miller. His family moved to Lyndonville where Harold began his long and successful career as an educator. He married Jeanette Donaldson in Coffeyville, Kan., at the Air Force Chapel, May 31, 1943. Harold is a 1938 graduate of Lyndon Institute and a 1941 graduate of Lyndon Normal School. He graduated in 1946 from Lyndon Teachers College with a B.E. degree, and 1955 from Boston University with a master of education degree. He also studied at the University of Vermont, Castleton State College, the University of Connecticut and the University of Massachusetts. He was a recipient of the distinguished Alumni Award from Lyndon State College. He was employed as a teaching principal at the East Barnet School from 1941-42; a sixth grade teacher in Springfield from 1946-47; a teaching principal in Springfield from 1947-57; and a supervising principal at the Academy School in West Brattleboro from 1957 until his retirement on June 30, 1979, at which time the new wing was dedicated in his name. He served as interim principal of Derby Elementary School from March-June 1987; interim principal of Newport Center School from March-June 1988; principal pro-tem at Brighton School in August 1988; and interim principal at Peacham Elementary School from April-May 1989. He worked with outstanding superintendents such as, John Holden, Lyman Bole, Harry Montague and John Barry. He was always an active member of any association he joined. He served as past president of the Springfield Teachers Association; past president of Windham Southeast Supervisory Union Education Association; past president of Region Four Elementary Principals Association; past president of the Vermont Education Association from 1970-71; past president of Windham Southeast Administrators Association; and charter member and past president of the Vermont Elementary Principals Association. For six years he served as a state representative to the National Elementary Principals Association and for six years he served as the national director of the National Elementary Principals Association. He also helped write the state registration’s statute, and while VEA president, he got the representative assembly to vote for unification. He was a charter member of the Springfield Teachers Credit Union; past president of the Windham County Credit Union in Brattleboro; past president of the Vermont Central Credit Union; and past vice president of the Vermont Credit Union League from 1969-70. He was also a charter member of the Springfield Jaycees; an active member of the Brattleboro Rotary Club, where he served as secretary and as president; and a member of the First Congregational Church in West Brattleboro and chairman of the board of trustees during his last term on the board. He served as father to 30 preschool children in the first summer Head Start program in Brattleboro. He also was a scoutmaster of Troop 447 in West Brattleboro. Harold leaves his wife of 57 years, Jeanette; beloved children and their mates, Cathy A. Bennett (Gary Bennett), Dr. Bradford Miller (Dr. Wanda Venters) of Auroa, Colo.; his precious grandchildren, Alyssa Bennett, and Erin, Jon and Kelly Miller; and a brother, Samuel of Kansas. Grandson, Nathan Bennett died of a rare cancer at the age of 13 in June of 1993. Harold was also predeceased by his sisters, Tina and Ruth; and brothers, Lloyd and Robert. Harold served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942-45 during World War II. Harold has willed his body to the University of Vermont Medical School. There will be no funeral services or calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyndon State College Scholarship Fund, in care of Tammy Cady (Alumni House), Lyndonville, Vt. 05851. Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer Street, St. Johnsbury is in charge of arrangements.
CLlFFORD A. PAGE JR BAKERSFIELD — Clifford A. Page Jr., 62, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 5, 2000, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Ave. in Enosburg Falls. Interment will follow in the Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446; or to the American Cancer Society , Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
DIAMONDO RIGAS PERGANTIS CLEARWATER, FLORIDA — Mrs. Diamondo Rigas Pergantis entered into rest on Wednesday, April 5, 2000 in the Mease Hospital, Dunedin, Fla. She was born in Chicopee, Mass., and moved first to Miami, Fla. in 1977 from Watertown, Mass.; in 1990 she moved to Clearwater, Fla. from Miami. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater, Fla. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, James Pergantis of Clearwater, Fla. She was the beloved mother of Catherine Metropoulos of Charlotte, and John and Andrew Pergantis of Clearwater, Fla. The ever loving YaYa of Christina, Angela and James Metropoulos of Charlotte. The beloved sister of Theodore Rigoppoulos of Secaucus, N.J. Leonidas Rigas of Fairfield, N.J., Antonia Wagner of Dunedin, Fla., Helen Janett of Belleair Bluffs, Fla., Leimonia Rizzo of Fairlawn, N.J. and Alexandria Waddleton of Port Redding, N.J. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, April 10, 2000 in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater, Fla. Interment was in Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, Largo, Fla. Arrangements were made by the Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Clearwater, Fla.
DORCAS M. RYAN VERGENNES — Dorcas M. Ryan, 83, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She was born June 15, 1916, in Haverhill, Mass., the daughter of John and Mabel (Barnes) Mason. She was a member of St. Peter Church in Vergennes, a chairperson for Addison County Heart Fund, and was on the board of directors of the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc. She was also a member of the Vermont Republican Women. She was an avid gardener, bridge player and genealogist. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Ryan, in 1988. Dorcas is survived by a son, John and his wife, Nancy Ryan, of Addison; two daughters, Liz and her husband, Joe Cullen, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and their son, Paul, of Essex; Meg and her husband, Bub Crosby and their children, Beth and Dan, all of Bridport; a sister, Nettie Page of Kingston, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Peter Church in Vergennes. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no public calling hours. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 12 Hurricane Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes will be in charge of arrangements.
April 6
JOHN J. RODRIGUES JONESBORO, Ark. — John J. Rodrigues, 76, died at his home in Jonesboro, Ark., on Thursday, April 6, after a long illness. Mr. Rodrigues was born in Cambirdge, Mass., and lived in Vermont. He moved to Jonesboro in 1995. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and the St. Bernard’s Auxiliary. He retired in 1982 after 31 years with the Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Peg) Ayers Rodrigues, formerly of Vermont; three children, Lorraine Lee of Billerica, Mass., John (Jack) Rodrigues of Billerica, Mass., and David Rodrigues of Waltham, Mass.; one sister, Alice Mayo of Orleans, Mass.; and ten grandchildren, Julie, Michele, Johanna, Kristin, Karen, Matthew, James, Joseph, Cheri, and Jessica, all of Massachusetts. He is preceded in death by six brothers, Anthony, Manuel (Harry) James, Leo, George, and Alfred. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church in Brewster, Mass. Burial will be in Bourne National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., The Jonesboro Church Health Center at 200 W. Matthews Ave., Jonesboro, AR 72401, or City Team Ministries at 118 Burke Ave., Jonesboro, AR 72401. Funeral arrangements are by ngford’s Funeral Service of Jonesboro, Ark.
April 7
CATHERINE M. BANKER HARDWICK — Catherine Mary Banker, a 24-year resident of the Hardwick area, died of sudden illness Saturday, April 7, 2000. She was born in 1943, the daughter of Edward and Winnifred Paul, who predeceased her, as well as a brother, Harry, last year. She was a a well-known former employee at Perry Oil for more than 12 years until two years ago when she started getting ill. The bingo halls will miss her. I pray there’s gotta be a bingo hall in heaven or she will not stay. She is survived by daughters Karen Hastings of Hardwick, and Susan Pickett of Woodbury; five grandsons; and one granddaughter. She is also survived by three sisters, Leaffie Donahue of Bradford, Ruth Pearce of Chelsea, Armenthia Paul of Georgia; three brothers, John Paul of Middlesex, Charles Paul of Ascutney, and Steven Paul of Bradford. Arrangements are in process. Tentative visiting hours will be at Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. Donations may be sent to the Boardway and Cilly Funeral Home to help with arrangements.
CARROLL G. BLANCHARD WATERBURY — Carroll G. Blanchard, 88, a former longtime resident of Warren Court, passed away in Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Friday, April 7, 2000. Born in Williamstown on March 3, 1912, he was the son of the late Fred and Carrie (Warren) Blanchard. March 3, 1934, he married the former Irene Crossman in Waterbury Center. Mrs. Blanchard passed away Jan. 6, 1989. Mr. Blanchard attended the former Waterbury High School and as a young man worked at the former Pilgrim Plywood Co. in Waterbury. He was later employed as an orderly at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury for many years, from which he retired. In his leisure time, he enjoyed woodworking, reading and playing bingo. He had been a resident of Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre for several years. A sister, Ruth Hayden of Milton, as well as several nieces and nephews, survive him. He was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Blanchard, on Jan. 9, 1980. Funeral services will be held in the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joy Lowenthal, pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating. There will be no calling hours. Interment will take place at a later date in Hope Cemetery in Waterbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 een St., Framingham, Mass. 01701-4688.
NELSON DeBLOIS WOLCOTT — Nelson DeBlois, 69, died Friday, April 7, 2000, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville following a period of declining health. He was born in St. John LaBose, Quebec, on Jan. 7, 1931, the son of Napoleon and Alice (Morin) DeBlois. Nelson married the former Madeleine LeRiche on Nov. 9, 1957. She predeceased him July 6, 1999. Nelson and Madeleine resided in Wolcott for many years. He was employed by the LeRiche farm for 37 years. Nelson always possessed a mastery of mechanical skills and was instrumental in developing agricultural and farm equipment for the handicapped and disabled. His ability to overcome his own physical handicaps inspired many to follow in his footsteps. Nelson was featured in several publications and journals for his work on these projects. In his earlier years, Nelson was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Brownson Council, Hardwick. Most recently, he was a member of Holy Cross Church in Morrisville. He was well liked and had made many friends over the years. Most dear to him was his family, and he will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather. He is survived by his daughter, Lise Morey and her husband, Roger, of Barre, Michel ""Frenchy” DeBlois and his companion, Theresa Pepin, of Morrisville, and Andre DeBlois and his companion, Cassandra Clark, of Hardwick; four grandchildren, Nickolas Morey, Marshall DeBlois, Jessica LaCoss and Michael Clark; two brothers, Emil and Germain DeBlois of Quebec; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in Holy Cross Church in Morrisville with interment later this spring in the Taylor Cemetery in Wolcott. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St. Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nelson’s memory would be appreciated to the charity of one’s choice.
JOHN A. DESAUTELS BURLINGTON — John A. Desautels, 56, of Plattsburgh Avenue died at his home Friday, April 7, 2000. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and a full obituary will appear in Sunday’s Free Press. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
JOHN A. ”JACK” DESAUTELS SR. BURLINGTON — John A.""Jack” Desautels Sr., 56, passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife Friday, April 7, 2000, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Burlington on Feb. 3, 1944, the son of the late Conrad R. Sr. and Mildred K. (Calder) Desautels. He graduated from Rice Memorial High School, Class of 1962. Jack married Diane Loyer in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Aug. 17, 1963. He was presently employed with the state of Vermont Military Department in a supervisory capacity. Prior to that, he owned and operated Desautels Electric and was the superintendent of fire alarms for the City of Burlington. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Diane; his sons, John Desautels Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Bristol, Craig Desautels and his fiancee, Judy Mongeon of Lincoln, Lance Desautels Sr. and his wife, Hallie, of Georgia, Vt.; his daughter, Angelique Desautels and her companion, Tugger LaBelle, of Colchester; seven grandchildren, Bobby Coffman, Nicole Coffman, Brittanie Desautels. Dakota Desautels, Tyler Desautels, Lance Desautels Jr., and Tiffany Desautels; three brothers, Gene of Burlington, Jerry and his wife, Sherie, of Colchester, Kenny and his wife, Francoise, of Maryland; four sisisters, Marion Charbonneau of Burlington, Anne-Marie Leggett of Milton, Kathy Hayes and her husband, Dan, and Pat Maynard and her husband, Tony, all of Burlington; two sisters-in-law, Lois and Ronda Desautels,both of Burlington. He also leaves many nieces and nephews, all of whom were very special. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers Conrad Jr. and Wayne; a sister, Pauline Desautels; a brother-in-law, Bob Charbonneau; and a nephew, Allan Charbonneau. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 10, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Colchester with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the Holy Cross Parish Center Building Fund, 47 Church Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
LUYEN HOANG BURLINGTON — Luyen Hoang, 66, died Friday, April 7, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Quang Tri, South Vietnam, on June 26, 1933. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave.
WILDA M. RAYMOND BURLINGTON — Wilda M. Raymond, 82, of Burlington, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2000, in Verdelle Village Nursing Home in St. Albans, after a lingering illness. Her two loving and devoted daughters, Roberta and Nancy, were by her side. She was born in East Jaffrey, N.H., on Oct. 19, 1917, the daughter of Leroy and Amanda (LaBonte) Simonds. She was married to Francis Raymond in Winchendon Mass., who predeceased her on Aug. 13. 1979. She is survived by five daughters, Roberta Raymond of St. Albans, Nancy Stevens of Milton, Patricia Barber of Burlington, Judie Chambers of Burlington and Debbie Leslie of Claremont, N.H.; two sons, Francis Raymond Jr. and wife Ginny of Brattleboro, and Ronald Raymond and wife Brenda of Winchester, N.H.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Raymond Chaisson of Keene, N.H. She was predeceased by a son, Donald Rmond; a daughter, Jean Raymond; and two sisters, Irene Hudson of Keene, N.H., and Maxine Simonds of East Jaffrey, N.H. There will be no visiting hours. A family graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2000, in Mount Calvary Annex in Burlington. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home of Burlington.
JOSEPH ""PAT” REILLY PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. –Joseph Patrick Reilly, 69, formerly of Colchester, Vt., died peacefully at his home after a short illness April 7, 2000/ He was born March 22, 1931, in Barre, Vt., the son of the late William and Grace Reilly. He graduated from Spaulding High School and St. Michael’s College. Pat was well known for his famous cheeseburg grinders at Pat’s Snack Bar and Lounge, which he owned for more than 10 years in Malletts Bay. He is remembered for the ""Cheers” atmosphere and the advice given to his good friends and customers. Days remembered are family get-togethers with relatives and friends. Pat was hardworking and loved his family very much. He worked many years for Charlotte County Wastewater Treatment. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabees and a member of American Post No. 110 and St. Charles Borromea Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. He is survived by his wife, Elma Reilly; and their seven children, Michael Reilly and his wife, Jackie of Waterbury, Vt., Margarete Couture and her husband, Richard and two children, of Ithaca, N.Y., Geri Reilly and her husband, Michael Simoneau and two children, of South Burlington, Vt., Sandra Phillips of Richmond, Va., Patrick Reilly and his wife, Laurie and three children, of Williston, Vt., Louise Johnson and her husband, Michael and two children, of Richfield, Minn., and Terrance Reilly and his wife, Sara and three children, of Jeffersonville, Vt.; one sister, Elizabeth Donnelly and her husband, Robert, of Phelps, N.Y.; and brothers Capt. Robert F. Reilly, U.S.N. Ret., of Lady Lake, Fla., and James F. Reilly and his wife, Ellen, of Kingsland Terrace, Texas. Funeral services were held April 10, 2000, in St. Charles Barromea Catholic Church in Port Charlotte, Fla. A memorial service will beheld in Colchester, Vt., later in the spring. Donations may be sent to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, Fla. 34238.
April 8
REV. JOHN ROLAND CARLSON BENNINGTON — The Rev. John Roland Carlson, 87, a resident of Bennington, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Bennington following a long illness. In 1951, he pioneered the North Avenue Alliance Church in Burlington, serving the church from 1951 until 1960. A service to celebrate his life will be held in Bennington on Wednesday, April 12, 2000, in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in Brockton, Mass., on Thursday. Friends may call at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home in Bennington on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Gifts in his memory may be made to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church or the Bennington Rescue Squad through the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, Vt. 05201.
""JR.” WELLINGTON CHURCHILL SWANTON — ""Jr.” Wellington Churchill, 69, a resident of New Street in Swanton died suddenly Saturday evening, April 8, 2000, in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. He was born in St. Albans, Jan. 31, 1931, the son of the late Wellington and Mertha (Wilson) Churchill. He attended St. Anne’s Academy in Swanton and St. Mary’s School in St. Albans. On July 23, 1949, he married the former Gloria Richard who survives him. Jr. was a well-known figure in the Swanton area and was often referred to as ""Mr. Swanton.” He owned and operated a construction business and will always be remembered for his willingness to help anyone who was in need, especially the poor and elderly. Her served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 778, in Swanton. He was a longtime parishioner of The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a member of the Abenaki Nation of Vermont. Jr. loved all animals especially his two dogs, Barney and Bingo, who were his constant companions. In addition to his wife, Gloria of Swanton, Jr. leaves two sons, Jim Churchill of Chino Valley, Ariz., and John Churchill and his wife, Mary, of Waterville; his daughter Cindy Churchill of Swanton; two brothers, Richard Churchill and his wife, Agnes, of Sheldon, and Robert Touchette and his wife, Patricia, of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Nancy LaCross of Virginia Beach, Va. He also leaves his grandchildren, Chrissy Dulac, Aaron Churchill, Jeremiah Churchill, Cody Churchill, John Messier, Scott Messier, Jason Churchill, Sarah Churchill, Annie Churchill, Tina Comstock, Angela Lavoie , and Nichole Greene; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Jr. also leaves his very best friend, Allen Boulet of Swanton. A memorial service will be held Tuesday evening, April 11, 2000, at 8 p.m. from the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. Father Charles H. Ranges SSE, pastor of The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary will officiate. Gifts in Jr’s. memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box 22, Swanton, 05488.
FRANCIS E. JOACHIM ST. PETERSBURG, Fla./Burlington, Vt. — Francis E. Joachim, 96, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2000, in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was born in Burlington, Vt., and came to St. Petersburg in 1972 from Glen Falls, N.Y., where he was a printer with the Post Star Newspaper. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 79 years, serving as Past Faithful Navigator. He was a member of the Frank J. Lewis Assembly Council 0159 Knights of Columbus in Clearwater, Fla. He was also an instructor at the University of Vermont in the printing department. He was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. He is survived by a daughter, Therese Dobrowsky of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and one grandchild. Friends will be received Tuesday, April 12, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 3530-49th Street, North St. Petersburg, Fla. 33710. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Entombment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clearwater, Fla.
THELMA MADELINE LEITHEAD MORRISVILLE — Thelma Madeline Leithead, 80, of Morrisville passed away in Morrisville on Saturday, April 8, 2000. She was born in Newport on Oct. 30, 1919, the daughter of Horace and Nellie Mae Bowen. Thelma was a member of the Newport American Legion Auxiliary and an active member of the Newport East Main Street Baptist Church, the church school and the church choir. May 17, 1942, Thelma married Proctor O. Leithead, who predeceased her. She is survived by her children, William H. Leithead of Newport Center, Carol A. Burnor and her husband, H. Bruce, of Eden, and Ruth E. Leithead of North Hyde Park; her grandchildren, Martin, Michael and Eric Hammond, Christopher Burnor, Janet and James Leithead, Nathaniel Snay and Sara Bourdeau; her brother,Therald Bowen of Portsmouth, N.H.; her sister, Virginia Huller of Florida; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, the Rev. Gerald Bowen, Irving Bowen and Murphy Bowen. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2000, in the Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Chris Barton officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Spring interment will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery. Should friends desire, contributions in Thelma’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, Newport.
JUDITH LEWIS SOUTH BURLINGTON — Judith Lewis, 90, died peacefully at home, Saturday, April 8, 2000. A resident of Pillsbury Manor South, she had been a longtime resident of The Terraces, Shelburne, and prior to that, Center Sandwich, N.H., and Pittsburgh, Pa. She was the loving and beloved wife of Grant Lewis, who was her constant caregiver during her long illness. She had a lively, active mind and a quick, sharp wit. She had an endless fund of sayings, songs, and ditties for the amusement of herself and others. She was a great reader and had an acute understanding of other people. She will be deeply and sorely missed. She was born Judith Anne Babcock in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1910. She is survived by Grant and her son, Tom, of Manhattan; her grandchildren, Nicholas of Arlington, Va., and Jennifer Gough of Cabin John, Md.; her daughter-in-law, Madeline Gallo of Alexandria, Va.; and her sisters, Bettina Dietrich of Madison, Fla., and Willa Folch-Pi of Center Sandwich. Funeral arrangements are private. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Shelburne, in the afternoon of Saturday, April 15. The family is deeply grateful to the staff of Pillsbury Manor South for their competent and affectionate care of Judith. Memorial donations may be made to the Employee Fund, Pillsbury Manor South, 20 Harbor View Road, South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, Vt. is in charge of arrangements.
RONALD K. WILLIAMSON BURLINGTON — Ronald K. Williamson, 61, of Burlington died unexpectedly on April 17, 2000, while visiting family in North Carolina. He was born in Barre on July 2, 1938, son of Kenneth and Minnie (Cayia) Williamson. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1956. Ron began his career as a state trooper assigned to A Troop, Colchester Barracks. Throughout his law enforcement career he held various assignments within the Bureau of Criminal Investigations: Ron served as a Chittenden County Investigator assigned to then States Attorney, Patrick Leahy; he served as part of the Governor’s Security Unit assigned to Governor Madeline Kunin, and finally he served as criminal investigator for A Troop in Chittenden and Franklin Counties and then for D Troop, Rockingham Barracks and retired from service on Dec. 31, 1988. Ron had spent the last four years working as an investigator for the Vermont Medical Pracitice Board in Montpelier. He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Baker of Burlington; a son, Ronald K. Williamson Jr. of Montpelier; a daughter-in-law, Marlene B. Williamson of Berlin; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher D. and Melanie Williamson of Raymond, N.H.; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan G. and Todd A. Hofer of Wake Forest, N.C.; his brother, Douglas L. Williamson of Barre; two sisters and their spouses, Corinne and Frank M. Corey of Barre, Gloria and James A. Currier of Glover; five grandchildren, Nathan and Sarah Williamson, Jessica and Jacob Hofer, and Jenna A Williamson; his father-in-law, John Tarbell of Springfield; two sisters-in-law and their spouses, Tina and Michael Rushton, and Lisa and Curtis Rushton, all of Springfield; and seven nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the B.P.O. E. #916, 925 North Ave., Burlington. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ron’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
April 9
WILFRED JOSEPH ""WILLIE” ALLEN STERLING, Mass. — Wilfred Joseph ""Willie”, 82, of Sterling, Mass., passed away peacefully April 9, 2000, in the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough, Mass. Mr. Allen was a 1937 graduate of the Wayside Inn Boys School founded by the late automobile entrepreneur, Henry Ford, for orphaned and underprivileged boys He is survived by sons Robert J. (June) Allen of Richmond, Vt., and Henry F. (Shigeko) Allen; a daughter, Evelyn M. (Alan) Hutton, both of Yuma, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Marie Joyal of Williamsburg, Va; a brother, Frank Allen of Manchester, N.H., 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. There will be no visiting hours. Interment will take place later this year in Hillside Cemetery in Sterling, Mass.
ELIZABETH ANN CONDON MIDDLEBURY — Elizabeth Ann Condon, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at her home surrounded by her children and family. She was born May 6, 1913, in Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., the daughter of James and Frances (Morse) Bloomfield. She was employed at Ben Franklin’s store in Middlebury until her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary’s Parish and a member of the Court Assumption 2009 of St. Mary’s She was also a member of RSVP in Middlebury. She is survived by two daughters, Alice and her husband, Victor Quesnel, of Whiting, and Joyce and her husband, Edward Zawistowski, of Weybridge; three sons, Gerald and Theresa Condon of Voorhesville, N.Y., Michael Condon and his friend, Gene Ortloff, of Binghamton, N.Y., and Lawrence and his wife, Cindy Condon, of Rexford, N.Y.; two sons-in-law; two daughters-in-law, 20 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen J. Condon Sr.; and her son, Stephen J. Condon Jr. Public calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 11, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 S. Main Street, Middlebury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 12, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. Interment and committal services will be held at Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon. Contributions can be made in her memory to the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 504, Middlebury, Vt. 05453, Addison County Hospice, P.O. Box 772, Middlebury, Vt. 05753, or St. Mary’s Choir Fund, c/o Kevin Parizo, 57 Seymour Street, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Sanderson Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.
ETHEL M. PLAZA PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla. — Ethel M. Plaza, 68, of Port Saint Lucie died Sunday, April 9, 2000, in St. Lucie Medical Center. A native of Montreal, she lived in Port Saint Lucie for four years. She moved here from Colchester, Vt. She was a member of the Port Saint Lucie Alliance Church. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Alexander Plaza; three sons, Scott Plaza and his wife, Jan, of Essex Junction, Vt., Mark Plaza and his wife, Fay, of Parker, Colo., and Alan Plaza and his wife, Sharon, of Port Saint Lucie; a daughter, Leonora Wright and her husband, William, of Georgia, Vt.; a brother, Weslie McAllister of Two Mountains, Quebec; a sister, Grace Sutherland of Prince Edward Island, Canada; and 10 grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Young & Prill Funeral Home in Port Saint Lucie, Fla. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2000, in Port Lucie Alliance Church. The Rev. Robert D. Barner will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City. Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 1748, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34954-1748. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City, Fla.
HELEN WOODWORTH FAUCHER RICHARDSON SOUTH BURLINGTON — Helen Woodworth Faucher Richardson, 83, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Sunday, April 9, 2000, at the Birchwood Terrace Health Care. She was born on Nov. 19, 1916, the daughter of Casius and Hilda (King) Woodworth of Fairfax. Helen married Louis ""Red” Faucher in Burlington in September of 1935. They resided in South Burlington where they raised their daughter, Elizabeth, and son, Thomas. ""Red” Faucher was employed by Vermont Hardware until his death in January 1959. In October of 1963, Helen married Edward Richardson who was a sign painter. Edward passed away in October of 1998. Helen is survived by her son, Thomas Faucher and Victoria of South Burlington; one grandson, Bradley Faucher of Underhill; four granddaughters, Pamela Oldfield and husband Tom of Richmond, Ga., Heidi Hethcock and husband Owen of Balanger, Texas, Diane Giddings and husband Ed of Lavernia, Texas and Patricia Morales and husband Ernest of Converse, Texas; seven great-grandchildren, Michelle, Hank, Shawna, Kathleen, Devlin, Misty Hernandez and Ernest Morales, Ill; a sister-in-law, Shirley Billups and husband Al of Plattsburgh, N.Y. Helen was predeceased by her sister, Doris Robar; and in 1989, by a daughter, Elizabeth Rostkowski. Helen’s wishes were to be cremated and buried in Lakeview Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours and private graveside services will be held at a later date. Due to Helen’s devotion to her church, her family requests donations be made to The Women’s Fellowship, c/o The First Congregational Church, 385 South Winooski Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements by the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
FRANCES (GRAVES) WAITE SHELBURNE — Frances (Graves) Waite, formerly of South Glens Falls, N.Y., died on Sunday, April 9, 2000, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington. Born on April 3, 1910, in Fort Ann, N.Y., she was the daughter of Arthur N. and Annie (Tolly) Sheldon. Mrs. Waite was a member of the Fort Ann Methodist Church. She was retired from General Electric of Fort Edward, N.Y., with 22 years of service and was shop steward for Local 332. She was a member of the National Society Colonial Dames XUII Century. Mrs. Waite’s name is entered on the books of the National Society as a descendant of John Sheldon of Rhode Island. She was a member of the Glens Falls and Gansevoort (New York) Senior Citizens and the Moreau Community Center. During her retirement Mrs. Waite hobbies included making afghans, traditional rug hooking, knitting, crocheting and ceramics. Survivors include a daughter, Ann (Graves) Russ and husband Robert of Shelburne, Vt.; a sister, Grace Van Nostrand of Syracuse, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, which include, Barbara and Gary Russ of Vermont, William Russ of Georgia, Howard Graves of North Carolina, Robert, Rollin and John Graves of New York; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Waite’s husband, Howard F. Graves, died on June 2, 1946. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Patricia E. Graves; a son, Rollin ""Larry” Graves; two brothers, Luke and Orson W. Sheldon; and two sisters, Emily W. Sheldon and Ellyn Seaman. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the entire staff, and particularly the ""Special Care Unit” staff at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare for their kindness, consideration and wonderful care provided to Frances during her stay. At the request of Mrs. Waite there will be no calling hours. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the North Granville, N.Y., Cemetery. The family has suggested donations be made to the South Glens Falls, New York, Rescue Squad, or an organization of their choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington, Vt.
April 10
LEONA HAMMOND BARNEY BURLINGTON — Leona Hammond Barney, 77, of Breezy Acres, Colchester, formerly of Hyde Street, Burlington died in Vermont Respite House on April 10. 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer. The Respite House caregivers made her final days happy ones. She was born in Burlington on Sept. 24, 1922, daughter of George and Leona (Charland) Hammond. Leona worked at the Medical Center Hospital for 21 years. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Charles Barney of Colchester; her daughter, Linda Pierce of Burlington; her daughter-in-law, Janice Barrows of Colchester; two brothers and their wives, Donald and Blanche Hammond of Deland, Fla., and Thomas and Jean Hammond of West Westfield, N.Y.; two sisters and their husbands, Dorothy and Albert Niquette of Largo, Fla., Yvonne and Eric Peterson of Shelton, Conn.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Larry, in 1990. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Leona’s memory to the Vermont Association for the Blind, 37 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, Vt. 401, or to Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
NANCY (DOW) FLETCHER FAIRFAX/SOUTH BURLINGTON — Nancy (Dow) Fletcher, 45, left this world for another April 10, 2000, at the home of her parents, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 25, 1954, in Burlington; graduated from Burlington High School in 1972; and from UVM in 1978 with a degree in dental hygiene. Nancy was beloved wife of 20 years to Mark Fletcher, and mother of two precious sons, Alex and Steven. Her caring family consisted of Myra and Sanborne Dow; sisters, Loretta Marriott, Brenda Larsen, Marcia Aleksiewicz and Shirley Adams. She had 13 nephews and nieces, all very special to her. On her husband’s side, she leaves three brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law. While her family was growing, she enjoyed working as hygienist for Dr. Dickerson and Fiddlehead Dental of St. Albans. She especially treasured several years with Dr. Robert Barker of St. Albans, and his staff, meeting and enjoying many wonderful people. Nancy had a vast enthusiasm for genealogy research, both for her family and Mark’s family. She shared hiking, skiing, camping, outdoor photography and many happy hours playing cards with all her family. Gardening and quilting were among her gifts. Oh how she loved to go to yard sales! Nancy’s happy spirit was contagious to those of us who were fortunate enough to be touched by her life, despite the fact that she suffered illnesses through many years. There will be no funeral. A sharing of remembrance of Nancy’s life will be held at a later date at the convenience of her family. The families are very grateful to the folks of Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, especially Chris Kaufman, R.N., who went above and beyond the call of duty in diligent attendance to Nancy. Donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to Respite House, Williston, Vt.f, meeting and enjoying many wonderful people. Nancy had a vast enthusiasm for genealogy research, both for her family and Mark’s family. She shared hiking, skiing, camping, outdoor photography and many happy hours playing cards with all her family. Gardening and quilting were among her gifts. Oh how she loved to go to yard sales! Nancy’s happy spirit was contagious to those of us who were fortunate enough to be touched by her life, despite the fact that she suffered illnesses through many years. There will be no funeral. A sharing of remembrance of Nancy’s life will be held at a later date at the convenience of her family. The families are very grateful to the folks of Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, especially Chris Kaufman, R.N., who went above and beyond the call of duty in diligent attendance to Nancy. Donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to Respite House, Williston, Vt.
HORTENSE (CARPENTIER) KELLOGG WHITTLE BURLINGTON — Hortense (Carpentier) Kellogg Whittle died on April 10, 2000, in Burlington, where she had made her home for the past 14 years. She was born on Oct. 6, 1900, in Winooski, Vt. the daughter of Dave Carpentier and Therese (Tremblay) Carpentier. She was a graduate of Winooski High School and was employed as a stenographer and bookkeeper in the Burlington area until her marriage to Clement C. Kellogg on Dec. 4, 1927. He died in 1961. In 1965, she married Joseph Whittle of New Bedford, Mass. They made their home in St. Petersburg, Fla., until his death in 1981. She then returned to Vermont to be near her family. Surviving are two daughters, Carol Lavoie of Essex Junction, and Joan and her husband, Richard Bombard, of Burlington; and her son, David H. Kellogg of Colchester, Conn.; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Hermine Stein of Flourtown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce Palmer, in 1968; and a brother, Laurence Carpentier, in 1971. Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, Winooski, Vt.
April 11
JUSTIN HERBERT BRANDE CORNWALL — Justin Herbert Brande, 82, died peacefully in his home in Cornwall, with his wife, Susan, at his side, on April 11. He was born on Memorial Day, 1917, in Chicago, the son of George and Dorothea Brande. His mother was the author of the best-seller ""Wake Up and Live.” He received a degree in philosophy at Williams College and in 1948, he married Susan Kennedy. They moved to Cornwall in 1951, where they ran a dairy farm and raised their family. In the late 60s Justin sold his herd, returned to school, and earned his masters degree in resource economics at UVM, where he later taught in the environmental program. He played an important part in the formation of the Lake Champlain Committee, the Vermont Natural Resources Council, Act 250, and the Smallholder’s Association. Justin was always a strong advocate of sustainable agriculture and keeping farms and businesses small. He believed that there should never be anything created that is truly ""waste” and he enjoyed teaching people how to make compost. He leaves behind his wife, Susan; eight children: Dorothea, Susan, Justin C., Frederick, Angela, Hilary, Thomas and Herbert; and 22 grandchildren; and his AFS son, Abdol Alim Issa. A service to celebrate Justin’s life will be held at St. Stephen’s Church in Middlebury on Wednesday, April 26, at 2 p.m. Instead of flowers, gifts in Justin’s memory may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, or Lake Champlain Committee, 145 Williams St. Burlington, or Vermont Natural Resources Council, 87 College St.,. Burlington, or Otter Creek Audubon Society, P.O. Box 938, Middlebury.
HAROLD R. BREINER BURLINGTON — Harold R. Breiner, 73, of Burlington, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at his home surrounded by his family following a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Burlington on July 21, 1926, the son of the late Charles and Zoe (Blair) Breiner. He attended Cathedral High School. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy. On Aug. 11, 1951, he married Margaret L. Poirier in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 1988 after 35 years of dedicated service. During the years of service, he made many lasting friends in various sections of the city from the New North End to the South End. After retirement from the U.S. Postal Service, he worked at the University of Vermont in the mail room. He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers-Branch 521, Vermont State Association of Letter Carriers and NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees). He is survived by his devoted wife, Peggy of Burlington; a son, Michael and his wife, Linda Del Hagen, of South Burlington; two daughters, Jo-Anne of Boston, Mass.; and Kathy Bohan and her husband, Mark, of South Burlington; two sisters, Minnie Blondin of Burlington, and Clara Isles of Edinburg, N.Y.; three brothers, Clayton and his wife, Margaret, of Middlebury; Roy and his wife, Esther, of Lake Worth, Fla.; and Clifford and his wife, Nancy, of Colchester; these very special people, sisters-in-law, Geraldine Breiner and Margaret Poirier, both of Burlington; brothers-in-law, Donald LaGrow of Burlington, and George Poirier and his wife, Muriel, of Topeka, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. Our Dad had many interests in life but the one that brought him the most enjoyment was his love for music which he always shared with everyone who came into his life. He had a song for everyone and every occasion. But most of all, Dad will be remembered for his tremendous sense of humor which was a gift he gave to all of us. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 15, 2000, at 11 am. in St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Lake View Cemetery. For those who wish, merial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road.
RICHARD B. CARR MONTPELIER — Richard B. Carr, 84, died April 11, 2000, in Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 14, 1915, in Montpelier, the son of Ira Melvin and Harriett Wilson Carr. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1933 and from Kirks-ville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1939. Her served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942 to 1946. Richard was an avid train enthusiast and served as a volunteer conductor for special foliage and Christmas train rides on the Central Vermont Railroad. He had made a replica of the circus train that came to Montpelier in 1955, which was previously on display at the Shelburne Museum as well as locally. He also enjoyed constructing other models of trains and buildings. He was a member of the Central Vermont Railway Historical Society; Rob Morris Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; and Aurora Lodge No. 22 F& AM. He is survived by his wife, Lura Allen Carr; daughter Martha Sherman and her husband, Roderic; three granddaughters, Sarah Swenson and her husband, Ernie, of Berlin, Vt., Amy Choriego and her husband, Frank and daughter Erika of Wichita, Kan., and Carrie Sherman of Montpelier; nephew Robert W. Carr of Minnesota; and cousins. Richard was predeceased by a son, Ronald, in 1957; and a brother, Robert, in 1981. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Barber and Lanr Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Montpelier. Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund at the Berlin Health and Rehab Center, 98 Hospitality Drive, Berlin, Vt. 05602.
LOUISE E. CAVO TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Louise E. Cavo, 67, of Titusville, Fla., died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at her home. Mrs. Cavo was born in Franklin, N.H. She came to Brevard County in 1980 from Los Angles, Calif. Mrs. Cavo was a homemaker. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 1 in Titusville and V.F.W, Auxiliary Post 4228. She is survived by her husband, Carmen Cavo of Titusville, Fla.; four daughters, Jackie Lee Hatch of Northfield, Vt., Candi Gengras of Milton, Vt., Roxanne Dutton of Tucson, Ariz., and Lori Ann Bruno of Lido, Calif.; two sons, Michael Dutton of Stafford, Va., and Lafe Dutton of Montpelier, Vt.; two brothers, Gerald Wescot of Laconia, N.H. and William Wescott of Salisbury, N.H.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. There will be no calling hours or services. North Brevard Funeral Home, 1450 Norwood Avenue, Titusville, Fla. , is in charge of arrangements. Those who wish may make donations to the Hospice of St. Francis, P.O. Box 5563 Titusville, Fla. 32783.
April 12
WAYNE L. BROOKS MIDDLETOWN, Pa./VERGENNES — A memorial service will be held for Wayne L. Brooks, who died April 12, 2000, in Lebanon, Pa. Friends and relatives are invited and may call Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home, 48 S. Maple St., Vergennes, Vt. A memorial remembrance service will follow at 2 p.m. Born on Aug. 13, 1950, in Burlington, he was the son of the late David and Jean (Larrow) Brooks. He was a native of the Vermont region, having graduated from Vergennes High School and prior to that spent his earlier childhood in Witherbee, N.Y. He served in the armed services during the 1970s and spent his remaining years in the antique business and was a well-known dealer throughout the eastern United States. Wayne was a person with a great sense of humor, always trying to lift the spirits of those around him. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include his special companion, Aimee Schuld; his children, Sheri and Wayne Brooks and Stephanie Backus; his sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Jack LeClair; three nephews, David, Ricky and Travis; several aunts and uncles; and many cousins and special friends. During his last 10 years, Wayne was a dedicated member of a fellowship program, which allowed him to live happy, joyous and free and to share his serenity with countless others. He will be deeply missed by all those that his life touched with his special gift of kindess, concern, and love for life.
PAUL GEORGE DeGRECHIE SOUTH BURLINGTON — Paul George ""Snowball” DeGrechie, 72, of Logwood Street in South Burlington, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, April 12, 2000. He was born in Alburg on Dec. 2, 1927, the son of Frank and Cora (Hunter) DeGrechie. He was a graduate of Alburg High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy where he was trained in data processing. His six years in the Navy were spent at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C. He also served for many years with the Vermont National Guard. On October 31, 1953, he was married to Beverly Poquette. He was employed at General Electric as a computer technician for 37 years. He was a member of St. John Vianney Parish and a former member of the Knights of Columbus and the Eagles Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed bowling. He served as a volunteer fireman for both Burlington and South Burlington. He played semi-pro baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers farm team where he pitched a no-hitter. His wonderful sense of humor will be missed by all. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Beverly A. DeGrechie of South Burlington; seven children and their spouses, Lynn and Jim Blanchard of Grand Isle, Crag and Marilyn DeGrechie of Fairfax, Paul R. and Michelle DeGrechie of South Burlington, Diane and Chris Hayden of Georgia, David DeGrechie of South Burlington, Kelly and Dana Sanderson of Colchester and Kevin DeGrechie and Lisle Gratton of Essex; 12 grandchildren, Cathryn and Melissa Blanchard, Paul II, Danielle and Jessica DeGrechie, Ashley, Sara and Morgan Hayden, Jacob and Derek Sanderson, Tyler Place, Maleah DeGrechie; one great-grandson, Addison Blanchard; two brothers and their spouses, Robert and Donna DeGrechie of Alburg and Lawrence and Audrey DeGrechie of Venice, Fla.; also several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 17, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the Visiting Nurses Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446, or to the American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Avenue, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
RUTH GRAHAM McCAULEY DUFFY HINESBURG — Ruth Graham McCauley Duffy gently left this world Wednesday, April 12, 2000, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 24, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pa. She lived most of her life in New Jersey and after her husband died moved to Hinesburg to live near her beloved family, Leonard and Carolyn Duffy of Hinesburg and their children, Brennan and Cara; and Ed and Meg Duffy Guilfoy of Huntington and their children, Ryan, Braeden and Bridget. Ruth spent her life serving others. As a mother and grandmother, she joyfully shared her love and talents, her marvelous sense of humor, her never-tiring energies, and her gentle warmth and loving spirit with everyone around her. Her deep and abiding faith brought great comfort to her and to her family. While in Vermont, she became very involved with the Middlebury Writers Guild and had her works published. She was also actively pursuing her artistic endeavors with her pastel portraits. Her light will continue to shine in the lives of those she touched. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 16, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Hinesburg United Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to the Salvation Army or Vermont Respite House in Williston, Vt.
BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT G. MASKIELL SHAFTSBURY — Brigadier General Robert G. Maskiell, Vermont National Guard, 57, a resident of Paran Acres, Shaftsbury, died suddenly Wednesday evening, April 12, in Burlington. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Mattison Maskiell of Shaftsbury; his mother; and two brothers of Putnam Valley, N.Y. The funeral will be held from St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington on Monday, April 17, at 1 p.m. where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. The Vigil Service will be offered Sunday afternoon. Burial will take place in a military cemetery. Should friends desire contributions in General Robert Maskiell’s memory may be made to through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, Vt. 05201.
LEONA M. MILLER BURLINGTON — Leona M. Miller, 84, of Burlington, died at home with her family on April 12, 2000, after a brief illness. She was born in Burlington on March 10, 1916, daughter of Henry and Josephine (Blow) Desjardin. Leona was a member of St. Joseph Parish. She was the widow of Oliver E. Miller, who predeceased her on Feb. 5, 1968. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Barbara and Maurice Guilmette of Lebanon, Conn., Oliver E. Miller Jr. of Seattle, Wash., Robert and Angela Miller of Vancouver Island, B.C., Virginia and Stillman Bond of Colchester, Lynn and Gerald Wheelock of Swanton, and Joan and James Bruley of North Hero; her siblings, Arthur Desjardin and his wife, Elizabeth, of New Hartford, Conn., Henry Desjardin of Burlington, Thelma Smith of Willimatic, Conn., and Clarence Desjardin of Burlington; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter, Betty; two sisters, Dorothy Johnson and Catherine McCracken; and a brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Paulita Desjardin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment to follow in Lake View Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 North Winooski Ave. today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Leona’s memory to the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
FLORENCE M. MYETTE BURLINGTON — Florence M. Myette, 92, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at the Starr Farm Nursing Home. She was born in Burlington on April 10, 1908, the daughter of the late Louis and Emma (Lattrell) Longe. She was married in Burlington on Oct. 22, 1934, to Richard A. Myette who predeceased her on Jan. 12, 1953. She is survived by two children, Judith A. Murtha of Essex Junction and David B. Myette and his partner, John Castaldo, Waterbury Center; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Myette of Shelburne: 10 grandchildren, Kevin Myette and his wife, Leslie, Kimberly Dannies and her husband, Jeff, Jody Farnham, Richard Myette III, Daniel Myette, Beth Hill and her husband, David, Chris Murtha and his wife, Tamarah, Robert Murtha Jr., Michael Myette and Tracy Myette; and 14 great-grandchildren; her brothers and sisters, Unabelle Karnes of Burlington, Alfred and Joyce Longe of Essex Junction, Raymond and Corinne Longe of Colchester, and Edward and Irene Longe of Burlington; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Richard A. Jr., a son-in-law, Robert Murtha; and sisters and brothers, Dorena Strong, Dorothy Mayo, Marie Pasho, Rita Gay, Donald and Clarence ""Sonny” Longe. Her family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Starr Farm Nursing Center for the excellent care she received. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 15, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Christ The King Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Jericho, at a later date. For those who wish, donations in memory of her son, Richard Myette Jr., may be may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road.
ANTHONY C. PIETROVITO BRADENTON, Fla./Burlington, Vt. — Anthony C. Pietrovito of Bradenton, Fla., and Burlington entered into rest April 12, 2000. He was the loving husband of Rita (Panepinto) Pietrovito; beloved father of Dr. James A. (Janet) Pietrovito of New Hampshire, and Ann Marie Small (George Richard) of Burlington.; three grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Brooke Doyle of Pennsylvania; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 15, 2000, in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Arrangements were completed by the Gilmartin Funeral Home Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation.
MICHAEL ANTHONY STEVENS VERGENNES — Michael Anthony Stevens, 42, of Vergennes died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, in the Rutland Regional Medical Center following a long illness. He was born Aug. 22, 1957, in Rutland. Mr. Stevens graduated from Otter Valley Union High School in 1975. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Mr. Stevens had been employed by Johnson Lumber in Bristol for several years prior to his failing health. He was an avid NASCAR fan; his favorite driver was Bill Elliott, No. 94. Survivors include his wife, Joan (Jerome) of Vergennes; a son, Darrick LaVatch of Proctor; his mother, Nancy Alger Stevens of Clarendon Springs; biological mother Eleanor Wiggins of Toledo, Ohio; two stepsons, Timothy Armell and Buddy Armell, both of Ripton; two stepdaughters, Penney Armell of New Haven and Ginger Armell of Panton; a sister, Roxanne Fredette of Rutland; five brothers, Shawn Kelley Stevens and Paul Thayer Rickert, both of Rutland, Scott Anthony Stevens of Fair Haven, and Chris LaJoie and Mark LaJoie, both of Toledo, Ohio; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Albert C. Stevens, in 1990. Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Aldous Funeral Home in Rutland. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Peter Church, 134 Convent Ave., Rutland. Private cremation will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Vergennes Rescue, Vergennes, Vt. 05491; or to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
April 13
ARMANDE MARIA BALLARD SWANTON/HIGHGATE — Mrs. Armande Maria Ballard, 76, a longtime area resident, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, in the Verdelle Village Extended Care Facility following a long illness. Mrs. Ballard is survived by three daughters, Pauline Beaulieu and her husband, Louis, of South Burlington, Pierette Bouchard and her husband, Philip, of Franklin, and Johanne Embrey and her husband, Paul, of Orlando, Fla.; three sons, Gilles Ballard and his wife, Eileen, of St. Albans, Claude Ballard and his wife, Denise, of Ocala, Fla., and Jacques ""Jim” Ballard and his wife, Nancy, of Burlington. She also leaves 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Marcel Beaudry and his wife, Rose-Ange, of Granby, Quebec; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 17, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Swanton. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, on Sunday, April 16, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Mrs. Ballard’s memory may be made to the Church of the Nativity Building Fund, 65 Canada St., Swanton, Vt. 05488.
MADELINE (FULLER) BALLARD ESSEX JUNCTION — Madeline (Fuller) Ballard died on Thursday, April 13, 2000, in the Birchwood Nursing Home in Burlington. She was born on June 13, 1915, in Burlington, the daughter of Wilbur and Emma (Ploof) Fuller. She was one of the original members and longtime resident of The Whitcomb Woods Community in Essex Junction. Madeline was a member of St. Lawrence Church in Essex Junction. She enjoyed flowers and ceramics. She is survived by her son, James Ballard and wife Shirley Ballard of Essex Junction; four daughters and spouses, Beverly and Donald Gonyeau of Essex Junction; Norma and David LaVigne of South Barre; Judith and Donald Lavalley of Burlington; Nancy and Robert LaRock of Monkton; 16 grandchildren; and many great and great-great- grandchildren; her sister, Rita Shappy of Colchester; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Berkley Ballard; four brothers, Lawrence, Dayton, Donald, and Arlie Fuller; and her sister, Beatrice Morpeth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 15, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the St. Lawrence Church, 158 West Street, Essex Junction. Visiting hours will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Visiting Nurses Association, Home Care Program, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester 05446.
ARNOLD F. BURNOR JEFFERSONVILLE — Arnold F. Burnor, 81, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, in Copley Hospital, Morrisville. He was born in Cambridge on May 25, 1918, the son of Arthur and Bertha (Thayer) Burnor. Arnold married the former Jean Duffy in January of 1944. She predeceased him in March of 1963. Arnold was a lifelong resident of the town of Cambridge. He worked at several different jobs in his earlier years, but the majority of his working career was a logger with the Burnor Family logging business. He is survived by four children, Leon of Belvidere, Barbara Gastley of Lakeland Fla., Larry of Jeffersonville, and Tina Flora and her husband, Frank, of Cambridge; two grandsons, Dana Sweetser and Jaime Flora; a sister, Melba Masse and her husband, Richard, of Essex Junction; a brother, Glenn and his friend, Pam, of Eden; and several nieces and nephews. Arnold was predeceased by two brothers, Leon and Donald and a sister, Edith Duhamel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2000, in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn Street, Morrisville, with committal services to follow in the Jeffersonville Village Cemetery. A period of visiting for friends and family will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Arnold’s memory be made to the Vermont Division of the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier Vt. 05602.
CHARLOTTE A. CHARLAND ESSEX JUNCTION — Charlotte A. Charland, 60, formerly of Essex Junction, joined her Lord on Thursday, April 13, 2000, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Charlotte was born July 21, 1939, in Burlington, the daughter of George H. and Diana E. (Brouillard) Caise. She attended schools in Burlington and was a member of St. Pius X Parish in Essex Center. She retired from IBM in 1997 after 15 years of service. Charlotte was a devoted mother. She is survived by her five children and their families, Michael and his wife, Darlene, of Underhill, Lisa A. Mack of Essex Junction, John and his wife, Amy, of Hinesburg, Tim and his wife, Kelley, of Milton and Tom J. of Winooski. She was the loving grandmother of Scott, Mark and Shannon Bergeron, Kyle and Ryan Mack, Jonathan Hoguet, Cammie Fay, Brenden and Megan Charland and Mallory and Anna Charland and the great-grandmother of Nicholas and William Bergeron. Charlotte also leaves two sisters, Patricia A. Mitchell of New London, Conn., and Annette Blair of Burlington; and a brother, Roger W. Caise of Orlando, Fla. In addition, she is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Charlotte was a hard worker who knew how to enjoy life, especially in her love of music and dancing. She was a friend to many, offering her radiant smile and readiness to share life’s joys and sorrows with all. The center of her life was her family. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart. She was a loyal member of the Cancer Support Group, freely lending her courage and strength. She was grateful for her large circle of special friends who surrounded her with love and support. The family welcomes visitors at the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, in Essex Junction on Monday, April 17, 2000, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 20 Jericho Road, Essex Center. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Vermont Respite House 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495, or to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Affiliate, 11 Loomis Drive, Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
RUTH DAVENPORT ESSEX JUNCTION — Ruth Davenport, 94, of Essex Junction, died Thursday, April 13, 2000. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will appear in Saturday’s Free Press. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main Street, Winooski, Vt.
RUTH K. DAVENPORT ESSEX JUNCTION — Ruth K. (Pratt) Davenport, R.N., 94, a longtime resident of Essex Junction, died suddenly April 13, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Colchester on May 10, 1906, daughter of the late Henry S. and Della (Senna) Pratt. Ruth graduated from Burlington High School in 1923. She then entered the Mary Fletcher School of Nursing in 1929 and graduated in 1932. In 1933, she worked as U.S. Army nurse at Fort Ethan Allen. She then worked at Porter Hospital in Middlebury until she married Dr. S.C. Davenport and moved to Pennsylvania. In 1950, she returned to Vermont to care for her elderly parents. She then returned to the University of Vermont, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Ruth was a parishioner of Holy Family Church in Essex Junction and was a member of the Vermont 251 Club and the Association of Spaulding West Shore. She enjoyed gardening, photography and family genealogy. She is survived by two children, Richard C. Davenport and his wife, Jo Davenport, of Stratford, Texas, and Lorraine D. Cooper and her husband, James W. Cooper, of Montgomery, Ala.; three grandchildren, Melissa Andersson, Carol Jetton and Rick Davenport; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by a sister, Maybelle Pratt, and a brother, Harold Pratt. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 16, 2000, in Holy Family Catholic Church in Essex Junction, Interment will be in Holy Family Cemetery at a later date. 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 Monday, April 17, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne uneral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
DAVID ELGART DELRAY BEACH, Fla./NEWTON, Mass. — David Elgart of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Newton, Mass., died on Thursday, April 13, 2000. He was the beloved husband of Eva (Steinman) Elgart; loving father of William Elgart of Germany, Myer and Linda Elgart of Hamden, Conn., and Laurel Elgart of Hooksett, N.H.; cherished grandfather of Zachary, Hazel, Roan, Joshua Elgart, Lisa, Nathan, Anna Elgart and Scott and Debbie Elgart; dear brother of Ernest Elgart of San Antonio, Texas, and Elliot Elgart of West Los Angeles, Calif. Services are in the Levine Chapel, 470 Harvard Street, Brookline, Mass., on Sunday, April 16, at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, Mass. Remembrances may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 720 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Mass. 02118.
AGNES J. FILADELFIA STOWE — Agnes J. Filadelfia, 84, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2000, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. She was born in Hoboken, N.J., on Dec. 31, 1915, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Salvadore and Josephine Monaco. Agnes lived most of her life in New Jersey. She married Andrew Filadelfia on March 15, 1952. They owned and operated Andy’s Hardware & Electric Service in Lake Hiawatha, N.J., for 10 years. They moved to North Mii Beach and later opened an Italian restaurant in Hallandale, Fla. Upon their retirement, they enjoyed traveling around the country. Agnes is survived by her daughters, Joy and her husband, Robert Beattie Sr., of Stowe, Georganne Calabrase of Florida, and Joan and her husband, Homer Knotts, of New York; grandchildren Victoria and her husband, Steve Demeritt, of Stowe, Robert M. Beattie Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of Stowe, Stephen Beattie and his wife, Maryjane, of Madison, N.Y., Doreen and her husband, Tim Tymon, of Medford, Ore., Rebecca and her husband, Paul Elkins, of Truckee, Calif., John and Heidi Hauck of Florida; three additional grandchildren of New York; great-grandchildren Eric and Adam Beattie and Christine and David Demeritt of Stowe, Stephen S. and Jacquelynne Beattie of Madison, N.H., Keefie L. Beattie of Florence, Mass., Shelley L. Tymon of Medford, Ore; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew; and granddaughter Deborah Beattie. There will be a funeral service Saturday April 15, 2000, at 4 p.m. in the Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe. Interment will take place in Hollywood, Fla., on Wednesday, April 19, 2000. The Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe is in charge of arrangements.
PERRY W. HONSINGER RAYNHAM, Mass. — Perry W. Honsinger, 80, of Raynham, formerly of Stoughton, died April 13, 2000. He was the husband of Lois E. (Sharpe) Honsinger; father of Lois E. Gibson of Raynham, Patricia A. Riley of Stoughton, and James W. Honsinger of Alburg, Vt.; and brother of Marge Ramacciotti of Swanton, Vt. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held in the George L. Copeland & Son Funeral Home, 38 Center St., East, Mass., on Tuesday, April 18, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Stoughton. Late driver NU Car Carriers; late U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
MARGARET C. (TIPPY) ROBERTS WASECA, Minn. — Margaret C. (Tippy) Roberts, 91, of Waseca, Minn., formerly of Vergennes, Vt., died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at her home. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 13, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Paul Episcopal Church in Vergennes, Vt., with the Rev. Reed Brown officiating. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes following services. Margaret;’s family will greet friends Saturday at church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred to the donor’s choice. McRaith Funeral Home of Waseca is handling arrangements. Margaret Louise was born June 4, 1908, daughter of Wedworth and Elsie (Bancker) Clarke, in Jackson, Mich. For the last few years, she had resided in Waseca with her son and daughter-in-law. She is survived by one son, Jim (and Moira) Tippy of Waseca; daughter-in-law Mary Tippy of Dallas, Texas; two granddaughters, Carolyn (and Bob) Patrick of Boulder, Colo., Laura Tippy of Spokane, Wash.; two grandsons, Bruce Tippy of Houston, Texas, and Barry (and Debbie) Tippy of Green River, Wyo.; two great-grandchildren, Heather Tippy of Galveston, Texas, and Cody Tippy of San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by two husbands, William Bruce Tippy, on July 1, 1972, and James Regan Roberts, on April 10, 1991; one son, Charles Edward Tippy; and one grandson, William James Tippy.
April 14
FRANK FEDELE NEWPORT — Frank Fedele, 68, died suddenly at his home on Poutre Street in Newport on Friday, April 14, 2000. He leaves behind a loving family: his wife, Martha; and their three children, Douglas of London, England, Lisa and her husband, Roger Daggett, of Williston and their two children, Alexis and Jonathan; and Kathie and her husband, Mark Wagner of Baltimore, Md. Frank was born March 14, 1932, in Newport, the son of Cosmo and Maria (Antetomaso) Fedele. He attended Newport High School, graduating in 1951. Immediately after high school, he entered the service, serving his country for four years in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Baltimore. He returned to Newport, where he helped operate the local business, Fedele’s Grocery. In 1963, he married Martha Lynch of Colebrook, N.H. Well known for his smile behind the meat counter, Frankie was often affectionately called ""The Pepperoni M” by many of his young customers. Frank was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gibbons Council of the Knights of Columbus, Post 21 of the American Legtion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Since his retirement in 1992, Frank had been an avid golfer. He continued to enjoy bowling and always loved a good card game. Frank was fortunate to have recently traveled to the British Virgin Islands for the wedding of his youngest daughter, Kathie. This was a week-long celebration that he thoroughtly enjoyed with family and friends. Frankie also enjoyed feeding and watching the birds in his own back yard. He was often seen walking his dog, Zelda, and he especially took pleasure in spending a lot of time with his children and grandchildren, who lovingly called him ""Popi.” In addition to his immediate family Frank leaves behind several brothers and sisters, all of Newport: Mary (Fedele) Chaffee and er husband, Edwin, John and his wife, Agnes, Cosmo Jr. and his wife, Yvette, Elizabeth (Fedele ) Lemieux and her husband, Romeo; and a sister-in-law, Martha, wife of Anthony, who predeceased him in 1995. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call at Curtis-Britch Funeral Home on Monday, April 17, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be sung Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Newport with the Rev. Leo Bilodeau officiating. Interment will take place immediately following the service in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newport High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 32, Newport, Vt. 05855, or to the American Heart Association, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt., 05495. Members of the Knights of Columbus Gibbons Council and Daughters of Isabella Clermont Cirle are requested to meet for prayers at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes Inc., locally family owned and operated.
MONSIGNOR EDWARD C. FOSTER KENSINGTON, Md. — Monsignor Edward C. Foster died on April 14, 2000, at the age of 75. He was born in Rutland, on Feb. 12, 1925, the son of James and Genevieve (Collins) Foster. He was a graduate of St. Thomas Seminar, Bloomfield, Conn., and St. John Seminary, Brighton, Mass. He was ordained to the priesthood on April 11, 1951, by Bishop Edward F. Ryan for the Diocese of Burlington. His priestly ministry began at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Burlington, from 1951 to 1963, where he also served as choir director. He served at St. Joseph Child Center from 1955 to 1958. Monsignor Foster was the founding pastor of St. Anne Parish in Middletown Springs, serving there from 1963 to 1967. He was also the business manager of The Vermont Catholic Tribune, president of the Vermont Press Association and treasurer of the Vermont Catholic Press Association, a member of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, a member of the board of trustees of Trinity College and chaplain of the Knights of Columbus. From 1967 until 1986, Monsignor Foster was associate secretary of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, during which time he also served as special assistant to the President of the Pontifical Mission for Palestine. In 1968 he was named a Monsignor by Pope Paul VI and four years later, he was appointed Executive Vice President of the Pontifical Mission. In that capacity he traveled extensively in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Egypt acting for the Vatican’s relief agency. Monsignor Foster was named and decorated by Pope Paul VI as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre with the rank of Grand Commander with Star. In 1987 he was named deputy director of external affairs for Catholic Relief Services. In 1991 to 1993, he served as executive director of the Center for Applied Researh in the Apostolate. He retired from active priestly ministry June 22, 1994. Survivors include a brother, Dr. James Foster and his wife, Alice, of Kensington, Md.; and sisters, Jean and her husband, Bernard Hillig, of Silver Spring, Md., and Monica and her husband, Edward Seager, of Vero Beach, Fla. Calling hours will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 26, at 11 a.m. in St. Peter Church in Rutland, with Bishop Kenneth A. Angell as principal celebrant. Homilist will be the Rev. Raymond Giroux. Interment will be in the family lot in Calvary Cemetery in Rutland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Monsignor Foster’s memory to Catholic Relief Services, 209 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Md. 21201, or to Vermont Catholic Charities at 351 North Avenue, Burlington, Vt 0401.
DOROTHY MILDRED FREE BURLINGTON — Dorothy M. Free, 89, of Fern Hill, Prospect St., died Friday, April 14, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in Burlington on Oct. 22, 1910, the daughter of Frederick and Angelina (Capistrand) Miller. She married Edmund Free in 1928. He predeceased her in 1963. Dorothy worked as a guide for the Shelburne Museum and was a member of Cathedral parish. She was a loving mother and joy to her grandchildren. Her faith sustained her with a great devotion to Our Lady and the Rosary. Surviving are her three daughters and their spouses, Jane and Charles Parah of Fort Henry, N.Y., Beverly O. Free and Richard Rooney of Burlington, and Margaret and Normand Bouffard of South Burlington; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Roseanna Allard of Burlington, and Lillian Gee and her husband, Mal, of Leesburg, Fla. Two sons predeceased her, Robert and Patrick. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, 3 Cathedral Square, Burlington, Vt. 05401. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 28, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Private burial for the family will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. At Dorothy’s request, there will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
April 15
GEORGE ""NORMAN” BISHOP JERICHO — George ""Norman” Bishop, 97, a former resident of Governor Peck Road, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, in Starr Farm Nursing Home following a brief illness. He was born in Lynn, Mass., on Dec. 29, 1902, the son of George and Lillian (Miles) Bishop of Shelburne. He worked for Spencer Turbine and Hartford Rubber Works in West Hartford, Conn., before moving to Vermont,where he worked for Bell Aircraft in Burlington. Norman loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles and was the first person to won one in the town of Shelburne when he was young. He moved to Jericho in 1939, where he began dairy farming along with his job at Bell Aircraft. Always a hard worker, he left Bell Aircraft and tended to his farm. He converted a 1937 Ford into a school bus and in 1940 began driving the school bus along with his farming. In 1964, he sold his dairy farm. He is survived by his three sons, Ronald and his wife, Daphne, of Phoenix, Ariz., Marvin of Nashville, Tenn., Robert and Dorianne of Jericho; his daughter, Sheila Gebo and her husband, Charles, of Huntington; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his sister, Ruth Reynolds and her husband, Albert of South Burlington; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Loren, Leon and Orville Bishop; and a sister, Bernice Cole. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services which will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. Burial will take place in the family lot in Jericho Center Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Starr Farm Nursing Home, 98 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vt. 05401, for their recreation activities.
GERTRUDE E. BROWN WATERVILLE — Gertrude E. Brown, 77, died April 15, 2000, in Morrisville in the Genesis Eldercare Network. She was born July 10, 1922, the daughter of Ned and Madeline (Hood) Davis. Gertrude grew up in Wolcott and was a graduate of Peoples Academy. Nov. 29, 1940, she married Collise Brown of Waterville. They lived most of their 59 years together in Waterville. She and her husband were active members of the Advent Christian Church of Morristown for many years, where she was a member of the WHFMS. She was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 33, where she was a past president; she was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Unit 9653, both of Morrisville. She served as 4-H Girls leader in Waterville. She was a member of the Lamoille County Extension Council, and she was instrumental in the formation of the Lamoille County Development Council. rtrude loved books and was a longtime librarian at the Waterville Town Library. She was an excellent seamstress, was well known for her beautiful quilts, and she made hundreds of pairs of knitted mittens for underprivileged children. She worked with her husband in the Green Mountain Wood Carvers Association. She had a ""green thumb” and their home was always filled with flowers. Gertrude is survived by her husband of Waterville; a son, Richard of Columbia, S.C., and his daughter, Kimberly; a daughter, Annalee and her husband, Robert Burnor, of Waterville; grandchildren Chris, Danielle and Ashley; a greatgrandson, Daniel; two sisters, Leona Andrus and her husband, Bill, of Barre, and Lucile Wheeler of Morrisville; a sister-in-law, Colleen and her husband, Oliver Shattuck, of Waterville; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by four brothers, Wallace, Roy, Clarence an Alfred; and a sister, Hilda. Contributions in Gertrude’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 338 River St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Advent Christian Church of Morristown. Arrangements are under the direction of the des Groseilliers Funeral Homes, Main Street, Johnson.
MARY A. COOMES ESSEX JUNCTION/TROY, N.Y. — Mary A. Coomes, 79, of Essex Junction, formerly of Troy, N.Y., died peacefully in her home Saturday, April 15, 2000, surrounded by her family. She was born in Troy, on Jan. 29, 1921, daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Fogarty) Quillinan. She was a graduate of Catholic Central High School in Troy. Mary was married in Troy on June 20, 1942, to John ""Jack” Coomes, who predeceased her Nov. 1, 1998. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her five children, Mary Michael Hectus and her husband, Joseph of Lake George, N.Y., Mary Patricia Swere and her husband, Paul, of Glenville, N.Y., John Coomes Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Essex, Mary Colleen Coomes of Essex Jct. and Mary Kathleen Northrup of Monroe, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Scott, Michael, Shannon, Courtney, Jennifer, John III and Riley; and one great-grandson, Zachary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Augustine Catholic Church in Troy, N.Y. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery in Troy, N.Y. Visiting hours will be Monday, April 17, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Lavigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
KATHERINE P.CYR MIDDLEBURY — Katherine P. Cyr, 91, died Saturday in Middlebury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. Calling hours will be held Monday, April 17, 2000, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 S. Main St., Middlebury.
CONRAD GASTON FORCIER DOVER, N.H. — Mr. Conrad Gaston Forcier, 86, of Dover, N.H., formerly of Newport, Vt., died peacefully April 15, 2000, in Dover, N.H., with his family at his side. He was born Jan. 21, 1914, in Guilliaume D’Upton, Quebec, a son of Oscar and Cornalie (Trudel) Forcier. Jan. 16, 1939, he married Melinda Marquis, who survives him. Mr. Forcier transported petroleum products for C.R. McLain Co. for over 30 years. He held membership with St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church of Newport. Mr. Forcier was a 60-year member of St. John The Baptiste Council, Champlain No. 34, of Newport. He is the beloved husband of Melinda Forcier of Newport; dear father of the following children: Marie Twombly and her husband, Robert, of Dover, N.H., Andre Forcier and his wife, Celeste, of Shelburne, Lawrence Forcier and his wife, Donna, of Yarmouth, Maine, Francis Forcier and his wife, Sandra, of Springfield, and John Forcier and his wife, Diane, of Essex Junction. He is the cherished grandfather of 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Fernand Forcier and his wife, Anita, of Newport. He was predeceased by a sister, Valeda Labrecque; and a brother, Morice Forcier. He is also predeceased by the following half brothers and half sisters, Mary Anne Pelletier, Donat Dube, Corona Lavoie, Joseph Dube, Valmore Dube, Alice Chamberlin, Julian Forcier and Roland Forcier. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Curtis-Britch Memorial Chapel, 37 Lake Road, Newport. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2000, in St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport with the Rev. Leo Bilodeau celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Sacred Heart School, Clermont Circle, Newport, Vt. 05855. Members of St. John the Baptiste Council Chaplain No. 34 of Newport and the Daughters of Isabella are requested to meet at the funeral home Tuesday evening for prayers. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes Inc., locally family owned and operated.
JOSEPH BERNARD WILLY FORTIER WILLISTON — Joseph Bernard Willy Fortier, 69, of Williston Woods, Williston, died suddenly Saturday, April 15, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in the Province of Quebec, Canada, on January 11, 1931, the son of the late Leon Pierre and Mary (LaPine) Fortier. He graduated from high school in Waterbury, Conn. He served with the U.S. Navy. Joseph was employed for many years with the Swift Premium Co., St. Johnsbury Trucking Co., and Maynard Auto Parts. He was a former member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Joseph is survived by his wife of 33 years, Carolyn (Roberts) Fortier of Williston; one son, Skip Gould and his wife, Rachel, of Colchester; two daughters, Sharon Gould of Houston, Texas, and Robin Ballard and her husband, Kenneth, of Delta, Colo.; three grandchildren, April, David and Kimberley; two great-grandsons, Tyler and Roger; one sister, Noella Rusman and her husband, William, of Bristol, Conn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Burlington. Interment will be in the Oak Cliff Cemetery in Derby, Conn., on Thursday, April 20, 2000. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, April 18, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
MICHAEL PATRICK FRECHETTE SR. RICHMOND — Michael Patrick Frechette Sr., 57, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following several years of failing health. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced in Tuesdays’ Free Press. Gifford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MICHAEL PATRICK FRECHETTE SR. RICHMOND — Michael Patrick Frechette Sr., 57, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Mr. Frechette was born Jan. 26, 1943, in Bristol, Conn., the son of Odina and Marie (Cadieux) Frechette. He served in the U.S. Navy, stationed on the USS Intrepid. He had been employed as a psychiatric technician at Waterbury State Hospital. Mr. Frechette was a devout Christian. He enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his co-workers. He loved going to yard sales and going on the internet on his computer. He is survived by two children, Kristie Martell and her partner, Mark Savage, of Burlington, and Michael Frechette Jr. and his wife, Heather, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two grandchildren, Cynthia and Melinda Martell; three sisters, Anita Joyal of Brattleboro, Annette Keif of Hardwick, and Gladys of Austin, Texas; a brother, Robert Frechette Sr. of Naples, Fla.; Helen Rounds, mother of Kristie and Michael Jr.; special friends, Jan and William Spence of Richmond; and many nieces and nephews. At Mr. Frechette’s request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael Frechette Grandchildren’s Trust, in care of the Howard Bank, P.O. Box 670, Richmond, Vt. 05477. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond, in charge of arrangements.
RICHARD E. KENDALL SR. WALLINGFORD — Richard E. Kendall Sr., 75, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Wallingford died unexpectedly April 15, 2000, in Fanz Joseph, New Zealand, while on vacation. He was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Randolph, the son of Robert E. and Rena (Keach) Kendall Sr. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1943. Mr. Kendall was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a longtime resident of Wallingford, where he had been employed by the Continental Telephone Company for 36 years prior to his retirement in 1982. Following his retirement, he wintered in Port Charlotte, Fla. urvivors include a daughter, Judy Mangels of North Clarendon; two sons, Douglas J. Kendall Sr. of South Burlington, and Richard E. Kendall Jr. of Wallingford; one brother, Robert E. Kendall of Monticello, N.Y.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ellen; his second wife, Rita; and a brother, Rollin. Funeral arrangements will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, in the Wallingford-Aldous Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery.. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701-4688.
RUTH M. WORTHEN ESSEX/MILTON — Ruth M. (Lamphere) Worthen, 85, of Essex, formerly of Milton, passed away with her loving family at her side Saturday, April 15, 2000, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington. Ruth was born in West Milton on May 4, 1914, the daughter of William and Ruby Chase Lamphere. She was married to Albert D. Worthen, who predeceased her in 1982. Ruth was a nurse’s aide for over 40 years prior to her retirement. She worked at nursing homes in Miami, Fla., Westboro, Mass., and Colchester. She and her husband, Albert, ran a furniture store on North Street in Burlington for many years. An avid bingo player, she enjoyed flea markets, playing the lottery and loving her birds and the plants that she grew. She loved being a mother and grandmother. She was named Mother of the Year at the Hudson Speedway in Hudson, N.H., in 1993. A lifelong resident of Vermont, she loved the state in which she lived. She will be sorely missed by all. She is survived by two daughters, Norma Worthen of Dracut, Mass., and Winona Bigelow and her husband, Alan, of Upton, Mass.; three sons, William Worthen and his wife, Doris, of Richmond, Benjamin Worthen and his wife, Doris, of Burlington, and Gilbert Worthen and his wife, Lisa, of Colchester. She leaves 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mildred Wells of Milton, Katherine Schultz of Tylersport, Pa., Ester Aikey of Colchester, and Beatrice Bryant of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Russell Worthen; a grandson, Michael Lewis, who died in 1998; and four brothers, Ralph, Clifton, Hyland and Clayton Lamphere. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the United Church of Milton. Burial will be held later in the spring in the Methodist Cemetery in Colchester. Visiting hours will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7, Milton.
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DOROTHY E. CARMAN EAST FRANKLIN — Dorothy E. Carman, 94, widow of J. Foster Carman, died Sunday morning, April 16, 2000, following a brief illness. She was born in Swanton Oct. 19, 1905, the daughter of the late Frederick and Josephine (Erno) Wiseman. Dorothy is survived by a son, Foster and his wife, Theresa, of Ballston Lake, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. There will be no calling hours, and friends are invited to meet at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Franklin on Tuesday at 11 a.m., where the Rev. Bernard Bechard will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the Franklin Rescue Dept., Main Street, Franklin, Vt. 05457. Spears Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ALEXANDER A. DECICCO SOUTH BURLINGTON — Alexander DeCicco, 84, of South Burlington, died on Sunday, April 16, 2000, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington. He was born in Yonkers, New York on June 15, 1915, the son of the late Antonio and Lorenzo (Caruso) DeCicco. He married Marjorie Zawistowski on June 8, 1968, in Fresno, Calif. Alexander worked for many years in the clothing industry as a first class tailor. He was a member of St. John Vianney Parish and was a past master of the Masonic Lodge in California. He loved to garden and was always involved in some project around his house and yard. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie DeCicco of South Burlington; his step-daughter, Ann Sinclair and her husband, Gregory, of South Burlington; two grandchildren, Shaun Stept and her husband, Glenn, of Coral Springs, Fla., and Patrick Sinclair of Burlington; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Ashley Stept; a brother, Carmen DeCicco; and a sister, Betty Young. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
JOHN CLIFFORD FITZGERALD CHARLOTTE — John Clifford Fitzgerald, 83, of Lake Road, Charlotte died suddenly at his home Sunday, April 16, 2000. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will appear in Tuesday’s edition of the Free Press. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer is in charge of arrangements.
JOHN (JACK) CLIFFORD FITZGERALD CHARLOTTE — John (Jack) Clifford FitzGerald, beloved husband of Virginia M. FitzGerald, died in his sleep on Sunday, April 16, 2000, at his home in Charlotte. He was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Rutland, the son of John Herbert and Ada Clifford FitzGerald, and was a graduate of St. Johns Prep and The Catholic University of America. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipmen’s School on board the Prairie State in NYC in 1942 and served in the South Pacific as the skipper of U.S.S. YP-417 during World War II. He resided in Farmington, Hartford and West Hartford, Conn., and worked until his retirement in 1986, as a securities broker in Hartford. He was a principal with Moores and Cabot and subsequently with Robert C. Buell and Co., and was the former owner of the Elm Tree Inn and Buckboard Restaurant of Farmington, Conn. Following his retirement, Jack and Virginia moved to Middlebury where they resided for 13 years until Virginia moved to The Arbors in Shelburne and Jack moved to Charlotte. Besides his wife of 58 years, Jack is survived by his five daughters, Susan Dillon and her husband, Terry, of Sharon, Mass., Sharon Carey and her husband, Ted, of Boston, Mass., Carol FitzGerald and Wade Wright of Stillwater, Pa., Anne FitzGerald and her husband, Jack Landers, of Acton, Mass., and Amy FitzGerald and her husband, Andy Broderick, of Charlotte, He is also survived by his son, John FitzGerald Jr. and his wife, Betsy, of Canton, Conn. In addition, he is survived by 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, many of whom affectionately referred to him as ""Big Jack.” While everyone has his or her favorite ""Jack” story, it must be acknowledged by all who knew him that Jack’s star shone brightest during the last seven years of his life as he stood by his bride’s side and loved, cared and comforted her through her debilitating illness. Friends may call at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral home in Shelburne on Tuesday, April 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Charlotte on Wednesday, April 19, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elderly Services of Middlebury, Vt., P.O. Box 581, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.
ELSIE G . FLEMING MILL RIVER,Mass. — Elsie G. Fleming, 76 of Hasell Road, Mill River, Mass., died at her home Sunday, April 16, 2000 surrounded by her family. She had been a resident of Mill River since 1960. Born Aug. 22, 1923, in Starksboro, VT, she was the daughter of Morton and Ethel (Taft) Hill. She was educated in local Starksboro schools. She married Clarence L. Fleming, Sr., on October 9, 1957 in Lee, Mass. Mr. Fleming died in 1995. Besides caring for her extended family, she would also care for several elderly people in the local area, cooking, sewing, and seeing to their care. She enjoyed crafts: quilting, sewing, canning, and tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. Mrs. Fleming is survived by her six children, Janice Calkins, Evelyn Sackett, Elizabeth Holcom, Kathleen Boldyga, Thomas Fleming and Michael Fleming; seven step children, Arlene Brown, Bertha Benjamin, Wanetta Stalker, Theresa Bougor, Sandra Tebbetts, Clarence Fleming Jr., and William Fleming; six surviving siblings, Robert Hill, Wallace Hill, Alice Hastings, Winona Mitchell, Lois Rivait, and Esther Trudeau. She was predeceased by five siblings, Gladys Redford, Mary Peters, Marjorie Gorton, Thomas Hill and Charles Hill. She also leaves 40 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. A step daughter, Carolyn Tuller; and a grandson, Richard Morey, have predeceased her. This wonderful woman was so filled with love that she gave to all who needed a ""Mom”, including Larry Davis, Jr. Donations may be made in Elsie G. Flemings’ memory to the Rich Morey Memorial Fund, in care of Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass 01230.
JAMES A. HANUDEL WILLISTON — James A. Hanudel, 79, formerly of Locust Point, Ohio, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, in Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington. Jim endured a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer. Jim was born in Toledo, Ohio, on March 11, 1921, the son of John and Mary Hanudel. Jim proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in the Pacific. He married Rosemarie Santo of Toledo in 1951. Jim worked for the Shortway Bus Company as a driver and for Lamson’s Department Store as well as Proctor & Gamble as a shipping and receiving coordinator. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Oak Harbor, Ohio, and the Knights of Columbus. Jim was best known for his outward nature and his many friends. He was always eager to help others and never hesitated to lend a helping hand. A very hard worker, he always put his family’s needs before his own. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Anthony (Tony) and Susan Hanudel and their children, Christopher and Matthew of Williston. He is also survived by his sister, Betty Kiefer; brother Frank Hanudel; and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2000, in Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, with a memorial service following. For those who wish, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to a favorite charity.
MINNIE E. JUCKETT RICHFORD — Minnie E. Juckett, 89, widow of Emmett Juckett, died April 16, 2000, following a brief illness. She was born in Albany on Oct. 7, 1910, the daughter of Julian and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Poutry. Minnie is survived by three daughters, Irene Jewett and her husband, Doug, of Richford, Arlene Gilmond of Richford, and Louise Hartman of Sheldon; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Richford. Friends may call on the family at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in the Berkshire Center Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the Richford Ambulance Service, Main Street, Richford, Vt. 05476. Spears Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
VIRGINIA ""GINNY” LAFONTAINE WINOOSKI — Virginia (McGuire) LaFontaine, 69, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 16, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Rutland on June 5, 1930, the daughter of Curtis and Catherine (McNaney) McGuire. After growing up in this area, Ginny left to live in New Haven, Conn., where she worked for many years at the Winchester Fire Arms Co. She later returned to Burlington and was employed at both IBM and UVM. She leaves her son, Robert Thibault of New York; her daughter, Jeanne and her husband, William Murray, of Pembroken, Maine; several grand and great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Sayles of Burlington; her brother, Vernon McGuire of Winooski; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Avenue, Burlington. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home are on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9.
EVA G. LEVICK WINOOSKI — Eva G. Levick, 101, a longtime resident of Winooski, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, after a short illness in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Montgomery on July 25, 1898, the daughter of the late Ozeas and Melainese (Gadue) Guertin. She was married to William Levick on July 14, 1917, who predeceased her Jan. 25, 1949. She was a longtime parishioner of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Burlington. She was a grandmother to everyone and enjoyed baking and cooking meals for her family. She loved her family very much and devoted much of her time to them. She is survived by two daughters, Audrey Wiggins of Fairfax, Betty and her husband, Arnold Potvin, of Winooski; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two nieces, Shirley Lavallee and Marjorie Cook; and many friends. She was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at 9 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Burlington. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Starr Farm Nursing Home, 98 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vt. 05401. Visiting hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.
ROSE IRENE PAYNE BURLINGTON — Rose Irene Payne, 68, of Burlington died at her home on April 16, 2000. She was the wife of Charles C. Payne. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. Funeral arrangements will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rose’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
ROSE IRENE PAYNE BURLINGTON — Rose Irene Payne, 68, of Burlington died at home with her family April 16, 2000. She was born in Burlington on March 19, 1932, the daughter of Andrew and Alice (Wickson) Kinville. Rose was a graduate of Cathedral High School. She married Charles Payne in 1953. She was a wonderful wife and mother. Rose loved gardening, cooking and visiting with her friends and relatives. We will miss her every day. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Charles C. Payne of Burlington; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rodney Braginton of Vergenes; two sisters, Mary Barnes and her husband, Robert, of South Burlington, and Theresa Robear of South Burlington; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by six brothers, Albert, David, Clifford, William, Harry and John Kinville; and two sisters, Isabel Raymond and Elizabeth Kinville. ""for, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on earth; the time of the singing of birds is come.” Song of Solomon Funeral arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rose’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
HELEN WHITCOMB RANDALL SHELBURNE — Helen Whitcomb Randall of Shelburne died peacefully in the Vermont Respite House on April 16, 2000. Born in St. Johnsbury in 1908, the daughter of Harry and May Randall, she graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy before beginning her lifelong association with Smith College. First a student, later a professor and Dean at Smith, she dedicated her academic life to the study of William Blake. After her retirement, she volunteered extensively at the Jones Memorial Library in Florence, Mass., where she also studied fine arts including oil painting, etching and tole painting. She continued her retirement at Wake Robin in Shelburne, where she took up watercolor painting under the tutelage and friendship of Virginia Meyerson. She leaves two nieces, Katherine Dawson of San Jose, Calif., and Barbara Alsop of Huntington; a nephew, William Alsop and his wife, Susan of Littleton, Mass.; two great-nephews, Nathan and Karl Dawson of San Jose, Calif; and numerous relatives in and around Springfield. Funeral arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.
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PRISCILLA THOMAS BETZ ESSEX CENTER — Priscilla Thomas Betz, 56, of 32 Margaret Street passed away peacefully on April 17, 2000, surrounded by family and friends. She had fought a courageous battle against a rare form of cancer. She was born in Richford on May 9, 1943, the daughter of Keith L. and Ethelyn (Guilmette) Thomas. She was brought up in Enosburg Falls where she attended local schools, graduating from Enosburg Falls High School in 1962. She later attended the Sheldon School of Cosmetology. In November of 1969 she married Paul Betz Sr. in Swanton and moved to Essex Center. Their son Paul Jr. was born was born in 1970. Priscilla devoted her life to caring for her son, and when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, she became and advocate for the disabled. To that end, she enrolled in the Pace program at Trinity College, graduating with a degree in social services. She was also interested in antiques. Not only did she sell her antiques in many shops across Vermont and on EBAY, she and her husband also owned Sugar Hill Antiques in Waterbury. Priscilla loved the outdoors and participated in many sports. She bowled with the IBM Bowling Club. As a golfing enthusiast, she enjoyed hitting the links with her husband and their friends as a member of the Rocky Ridge Golf Club as well as a member of the West Bolton and Enosburg Falls Clubs. Fishing was another favorite sport of hers which she shared with her husband and son. She especially loved fishing on Lake Carmi where her family had a camp. She is survived by her husband, Paul Betz Sr. of Essex Center; their son, Paul Betz Jr. of South Burlington; her parents, Keith and Ethelyn Thomas of Enosburg Falls; her brother, Keith Thomas Jr. and his wife, Francine of Essex Junction; nephews, Peter Thomas and Michael Powers; nieces, Michelle Powers, Becky Thompson, and Wendy Sue Powers; her mother-in-law, Ruth Cope of Madison, Ind.; her sister-in-law, Harriet Parton and her husband, Ron, of Madison, Ind. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Bertha Guilmette of Enosburg Falls. Visiting hours will be held Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Ave. in Enosburg Falls. Due to the Easter holiday the funeral service will be held Monday morning April 24, 2000, at 11 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls with the Rev. Gerard LeClerc celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Priscilla and her family want to thank all who loved, helped, and cared for her. Special thanks to Dr. Unger and the staff of the Oncology Department of Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Haddock and his nurse of Williston, Ann Coombs and Hospice Nurses of Visiting Nurses Association and Carol Blanchard, RN of APRIA.
EUNA BROADWELL WAITSFIELD — Euna Broadwell, 81, of East Warren Road, passed away in Redstone Villa Nursing Home in St. Albans on Monday, April 17, 2000. Born in Walden on Aug. 10, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Hazel (Alger) Edgerly. She was married to Robert Broadwell in Oct. 1969. Euna attended schools in Craftsbury and spent most of her life as a homemaker and raising her family. An avid outdoors person, she enjoyed fishing, spending time with her family, and making wooden lawn ornaments. Her memberships included the Moretown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She is survived by her husband of Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre; a daughter, Alberta Magda of Clarenceville, P.Q. Canada; a son, Gary Edgerly of Kokomo , Ind.; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Mercier of Hardwick and Irene Smith of Crossville, Tenn.; three brothers, Chester Edgerly of North Conway, N.H., Fred Edgerly of Underhill, and Edward Edgerly of Berkshire; and nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held from the Mountain View Cemetery in Moretown on Friday, at 11 a.m. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre 05641. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury is in charge of arrangements.
MERRITT ALBERT EDWARDS COLCHESTER — Merritt A. Edwards, 63, of Colchester, died April 17, 2000, after a short illness in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington surrounded by his family. He was born in Colchester on July 24, 1937, the son of the late Albert and Mildred (Fairbanks) Edwards. Merritt graduated from Burlington High School, Class of 1955. In 1979 he graduated from Burlington Community College with an associates degree in business. Immediately after high school, he entered the U.S. Army serving the next 20 years in honorable service to his country. In 1957 he married Nancy Jane Luck in Burlington. He served two tours of duty in Korea and one tour of duty in Vietnam. After retiring from the service in 1975, he returned to Vermont where he was employed at Champlain Cable as a supervisor and at Huber & Suhner Inc. as a production manager. Merritt was also very active in the VFW serving as Past State Commander for the VFW from 1986 to 1987, past Post 782 Commander and current Quarter master of Vermont. Merritt was a lifetime member of Post 6689 in Essex. He was also very active in several other positions with the VFW. His family was blessed with six wonderful years following Merritt’s heart transplant in 1994. He leaves behind a loving family, his wife, Nancy of Colchester; their seven children and their spouses, Sue Ann Tatro and her husband, Robert, William Edwards and his wife, Thelma, Chris Edwards and his wife, Shiela, Michael Edwards and his companion, Marie Siple, Eric Edwards and his companion, Michelle Handy, James Edwards and his wife, Denise, Kathy Edwards and her companion, Michael Snow; 14 grandchildren, Andrew Edwards, Robert Tatro, Carrie Mayo, Ryan Edwards, Michael Edwards, Christopher, Kelly, and Dawn Edwards, Cody Handy, Nickolas Torres, Cory Edwards, Michael, Joshua, and Adam Snow; two great-grandchildren, Kayley and Alexis; a brother, Charles Edwards and his wife, Barbara, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and a sister, Susan Dinan and her husband, Paul, of Westfield, N.J. He also leaves very special friends, Nancy and Frank Austin; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, rlington. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery in Richmond. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Merritt’s memory may be made to the VA Hospital Fund, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, Vt. 05009.
JARED B. LEARY VERGENNES — Jared B. Leary, 42, of Green St. in Vergennes died unexpectedly on Monday, April 17, 2000. He was born in Burlington on April 1, 1958 the son of Raymond E. and Charlotte (Silver) Leary. He was a graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School, Class of 1976. On September 8, 1984 he was married in Shelburne to Mary Anne Burton. Jared had worked as the General Manager of the Champlain Marina in Colchester and was president of the Vermont Boat & Marina Association. He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne of Vergennes; two children, Charles B. and Samantha M. Leary also of Vergennes; his parents, Raymond and Charlotte Leary of Shelburne; two brothers and their spouses, Justin and Pamela Leary of Auburn, ME and James and Nancy Leary of Brandon; one sister, Jane and her husband Bryan Agran of Hinesburg; his in-laws John and Louise Burton of Northampton, Mass.; a sister-in-law Nancy and her husband Gregory Chocklett of Raleigh, North Carolina; a brother-in-law Thomas Burton of Waldorf, Maryland; also several nieces and nephews. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to The Lund Home, 76 Glen Rd., Burlington, VT 05401. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2000 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm with a memorial service to be held at 8 pm in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington.
RONALD K. WILLIAMSON BURLINGTON — Ronald K. Williamson, 61, of Burlington died unexpectedly on April 17, 2000, while visiting family in North Carolina. He was born in Barre on July 2, 1938, son of Kenneth and Minnie (Cayia) Williamson. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1956. Ron began his career as a state trooper assigned to A Troop, Colchester Barracks. Throughout his law enforcement career he held various assignments within the Bureau of Criminal Investigations: Ron served as a Chittenden County Investigator assigned to then States Attorney, Patrick Leahy; he served as part of the Governor’s Security Unit assigned to Governor Madeline Kunin, and finally he served as criminal investigator for A Troop in Chittenden and Franklin Counties and then for D Troop, Rockingham Barracks and retired from service on Dec. 31, 1988. Ron had spent the last four years working as an investigator for the Vermont Medical Pracitice Board in Montpelier. He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Baker of Burlington; a son, Ronald K. Williamson Jr. of Montpelier; a daughter-in-law, Marlene B. Williamson of Berlin; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher D. and Melanie Williamson of Raymond, N.H.; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan G. and Todd A. Hofer of Wake Forest, N.C.; his brother, Douglas L. Williamson of Barre; two sisters and their spouses, Corinne and Frank M. Corey of Barre, Gloria and James A. Currier of Glover; five grandchildren, Nathan and Sarah Williamson, Jessica and Jacob Hofer, and Jenna A Williamson; his father-in-law, John Tarbell of Springfield; two sisters-in-law and their spouses, Tina and Michael Rushton, and Lisa and Curtis Rushton, all of Springfield; and seven nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the B.P.O. E. #916, 925 North Ave., Burlington. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ron’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
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PAULINE SULLIVAN BOSWORTH ESSEX JUNCTION — Pauline Sullivan Bosworth, 93, of Essex Junction, died April 18, 2000, in Vermont Respite House in Williston. She was born in Burlington on September 18, 1906, daughter of Henry J. and Charlotte L. Sullivan. She was educated in Burlington schools and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1927. She did graduate study in Child Welfare at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1927, she married Bernard Bates Bosworth of Bristol. Except for the years of World War II, they lived most of their lives in the Burlington area. Mrs. Bosworth taught for many years in the Burlington School system. She is survived by her children, Patricia and William Bell of Wonsqueak Harbor, Maine; Kirk and Jean Bosworth of Williston; Gael and Harold Stein of St. Johnsbury; and Polly and Edward Whitcomb of Essex Junction. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Mark and Julia Bell, Cathleen and Vince Clark, Andrew and Rita Bell, Terry Bosworth, Kevin Bosworth, Martha Bosworth, Michael Stein, Susan and John Cahill, Eric and Diane Stein, Ethan and Linda Stein, Gretchen Stein, Onan and Mary Whitcomb, Lorenzo and Mary Beth Whitcomb, Meg and Craig Armstrong; 23 great grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bosworth was predeceased by her husband in 1988; by her sister and three brothers; and by her grandson, Sam Bell. At her request, there will be no funeral. Committal will be later in the family lot in the Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Mrs. Bosworth, who was a friend of Miss Holbrook, requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Sara Holbrook Community Center, 66 North Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05401.
GREGORY G. H. DUFFY BURLINGTON — Gregory G.H. Duffy, 50, of South Burlington died April 18, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care as a result of injuries received after being struck by a motor vehicle while crossing Shelburne Road. He was born in Burlington on June 28, 1949, the son of Donald and Marguerite (Lessard) Duffy. Greg worked as a chef for T.G.I. Friday’s. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Gaudette) Duffy; his mother, Marguerite Duffy of Burlington; two brothers, Michael and John Duffy; a sister, Patricia Taylor of Longville, La.; his foster children, Amy Ducharme (also his godchild), Tory Gaudette, Todd, Angie and Troy Sweet; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sue and Raymond Tyler of Milton, Lorina and Avid Otte of Dracut, Mass., Robert Gaudette of Monkton, Michael Gaudette of Bakersfield, Linda and Leroy Beaupre of Winooski, Kathleen and Robert Thompson, and John Gaudette, all of Andover, Mass.; Anthony and Lisa Gaudette of Derry, N.H.; his mother-in-law, Irene Gaudette of Andover, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his godson, Jamie Raab; and a sister-in-law, Brenda Turner. Funeral services will be held 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. Contributions may be made to Barbara Duffy, 20 River St., Milton, Vt. 05468. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
EVA (STEINMAN) ELGART DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Eva (Steinman) Elgart of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Newton, Mass., died Tuesday, April 18, 2000. She was the beloved wife of the late David Elgart; loving mother of William Elgart of Germany, Myer and Linda Elgart of Hamden, Conn., and Laurel Elgart of Hooksett, N.H.; cherished grandmother of Zachary, Hazel, Roan and Joshua Elgart, Lisa, Nathan and Anna Elgart, and Scott and Debbie Elgart; dear sister of Rose Sill of Elkins Park, Pa. Services will be held in the Levine Chapel, 470 Harvard St., Brookline, Mass., on Sunday, April 23, 2000, at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon, Mass. Remembrances may be made to American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 720 Harrison Ave., Boston, Mass. 02118.
EVAN MILLS MILLER MONTPELIER — Evan Mills Miller of 2 Hinkley St., Montpelier, died April 18, 2000, at his home. Born on Feb. 10, 1922, the son of Webster Evans Miller and Lenore Mills Miller, he attended Montpelier schools, graduating from high school in the Class of 1940. Following graduation, he attended Aero Industries Technical Institute in Los Angeles, Calif., before enrolling as a student at Norwich University. His college career was interrupted by a call into the Army, where he served in the European theater on front lines. He was awarded the Soldier Medal for Valour at that time. Following his discharge, he attended the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, before returning to the States and graduating from Middlebury College, Class of 1947. He excelled in college sports, and his enthusiasm for sports continued throughout his lifetime, pursuing tennis, golf and skiing. In 1947, he was married to the former Gloria Pilini and the same year joined the National Life Insurance Company, where he remained for his entire working career of 40 years. During his tenure of service, he held eight different officer positions in four departments, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Fellow Life Management Association, a Charter Life Underwriter, and was a founder of the National Life Credit Union. A member of Bethany United Church of Christ, Evan served on the Board of Deacons and trustees as well as being a major participant on church building committees. He was appointed to the Vermont Governor’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports, serving as treasurer for many years. He was the former vice president of the Montpelier Chamber of Commerce, chairman for the Montpelier chapter of the Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). He was a member of the Montpelier Rotary Club, the Mayflower Society, Aurora Lodge 22 F&AM Masons, American Legion, Middlebury College Alumni Council, and he served on numerous community projects and charitable services. Evan will be remembered as a man deeply committed to family, friends and community. He continually showed concern and caring for many in need and actively but quietly involved himself doing for others over his lifetime. Paramount in his life was his love for his Maine residence, where he and his family spent many happy summers. He is survived by his wife; their children, Deborah Burke and her husband, Robert, of Williston, James Brent Miller and his wife, Dorothy, of Clinton, Maine, and Todd Webster Miller of Burlington; grandchildren Caroline Evans Burke and William Miller Burke; his sister, Charlotte Karr; brother Sheldon Miller; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Bethany Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2000. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health-Hospice Inc., 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641. Barber and Lanier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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JAMES S. BROCK EAST MONTPELIER — James S. Brock, died April 19, 2000. He was born on Sept. 2, 1913, in South Newbury to Frank Nelson Brock and Louise Johnson Brock. He graduated from Newbury High School in 1931 and was granted a degree in history from Middlebury College in 1935. As an insurance adjuster for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., he discovered his interest in the law. Liberty Mutual offered to post him to New York City, so that he could attend law school. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1942 and began practicing law with Messrs. LeBouef and Lamb in 1943. While in New York, he met and married Gladys Helen Linton. In 1947, Mr. Brock returned to Vermont and established a private law practice in Montpelier. He was also appointed Monpelier Municipal Judge. In 1950, National Life Insurance Company invited him to join the law department. He rose to General Counsel by 1963, was elected executive vice president in 1973, and a director of the company in 1976. He retired in 1978 and resumed the practice of law in Montpelier with Cheney, Brock & Saudek, P.C. He practiced there for the rest of his life. Mr. Brock had numerous community and professional interests including the chairmanship or presidency of the wood Art Gallery, Champlain College, Central Vermont Medical Center Inc., the Vermont Bar Association, the Human Service Board, Sentinel Group Funds Inc., Vermont Legal Aid, the Lake Champlain Yacht Club, and The Reddy Company Inc. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gladys L. Brock; his children, Linda B. Scoggins of East Montpelier, Elizabeth B. Duncan of Laurel, Md., and Richard Linton Brock of Montpelier; his grandchildren, Matthew Scoggins, Joshua Scoggins, Laura Beth Duncan, James D. Brock, and Thomas D. Brock. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m. in Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central Vermont Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641. Barber & Lanier Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
JOAN E. CIARALDI STOWE — Joan E. Ciaraldi, 78, of Stowe, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 19, 2000. Joan was born on Dec. 27, 1921, the daughter of Edwin and Florence Heisinger. She married Tony Ciaraldi in November,1944, and began raising their children in Rochester, N.Y. Tony and Joan moved their family to Stowe in April, 1957, where they operated the Pine Motor Court until 1970. At that time Joan became the manager of the Harrington’s of Vermont store in Stowe, where she remained until she retired in 1987. After her retirement she continued to operate her craft-making company, Joan’s Creations, while working part-time at other local craft galleries. She is survived by her three children, one son, Tom of Stowe; a daughter, Barbara Vogel, and her husband, Bill, of Gardner, Mass.; and a daughter, Mary Jo Alexander and her husband, Jim, of Stowe. Four granddaughters, also survive her, Andrea, Erica, Katie and Karen; and four great-grandchildren, Alex, Nick, Abbie and Emma. In addition, Joan is survived by five siblings: a brother, Jack, a brother, Tom and his wife, Carol, a sister, Betty and her husband, Jim, a sister, Barbara and her husband, Bob, a sister, Pat and her husband, Ron; and many nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her husband, Tony, in 1991; her father, Edwin, in 1978, and her mother, Florence, in 1983. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Church on Monday, April 24, at 11 a.m. with an interment to follow at the Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joan’s name to the United Way of Lamoille County, 12 Portland Street, Morrisville, Vt. 05661. The Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe is in charge of arrangements.
JAMES W. PETERS NEW HAVEN — James W. Peters, 70, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, in Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. He was born on April 2, 1930, in Orleans the son of Nathaniel and Gertrude (Barry) Peters. James is survived by his wife, Geneva (Whittier) Peters of New Haven; a daughter and her husband, Ordale and Bruce Wright of Cornwall; six stepchildren; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian Vorse and her husband, Clifton, of Franklin, Eliza Drown of New York; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol 05443.
JOHN M. THAYER BRIDPORT — John M. Thayer, 71, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. He was born July 22, 1928, in Haverill, N.H., the son of Minot and Ethel (Coffin) Thayer. He was in Brandon Training School for 11 years, then worked for Bob McGuire for 20 years in Shoreham. John is survived by his brother, James and Lillian Thayer of Florida. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2000, in Bridport Congregational Church. Interment will be in Bridport Central Cemetery. The family will meet friends after the service. Contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health Care and Hospice, Route 7, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.
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PAUL D. BARK NEW HAVEN — Paul D. Bark, 40, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, in Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes. Interment will be at a later date.
LUCIUS J. COUSINO SR. LINCOLN — Lucius J. Cousino Sr. died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at his home in Lincoln. He was born July 19, 1929, in Salisbury, the son of Peter and Bernadette (Blaise) Cousino. Lucius worked on many farms in New Haven and at Johnson’s Lumber Mill. He was employed at Polymers Inc. of East Middlebury for more than 25 years and retired in 1992. He was best known for his love of hunting, fishing and gardening. He spent his summers tending his vegetables and selling them at the stand on Daniels Four Corners. Lucius is survived by six children, Eugene and his wife, Linda Cousino, of New Haven, Rosemary and her husband, Rudy Cram, of Lincoln, Mark Cousino of Bristol, Lucius Jr. and his wife, Cathy Cousino, of Bristol, John Cousino and his fiancee, Vicky Meader, of Bristol, Laurie and her husband, Darrel Duffy, of Williston; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; mother of his children, Jean Tilly Cousino Easton; four brothers, Thomas, Roger, Charlie and Peter, all of Bristol; seven sisters, Marjorie Paquette, Veronica Mayer, Anne Myrick, Linda Roscoe, and Mary Bingham, all of Bristol; Yvonne Morgan of Middlebury, and Patsy Atkins of Lincoln; sister-in-law Pauline (King) Cousino of Ferrisburgh; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend Trish Lafayette. Lucius was predeceased by his father, Peter Cousino, in 1965; his mother, Bernadette Cousino, in 1991; and four brothers, Joseph, Eugene, Guy and Ambrose. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. Interment will be in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln. Friends may call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Lincoln Fire Department, Lincoln, Vt. 05443, or St. Ambrose Church, Bristol, Vt. 05443.
MARGARET MILLER HINMAN BURLINGTON, Vt./WOBURN, Mass. — Mrs. Margaret Miller Hinman, formerly of Burlington, Vt., died at the age of 92 on Thursday, April 20, 2000, in Woburn, Mass., where she had lived for the past three years in the Woburn Nursing Center Mrs. Hinman was born in Malone, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 1907. She moved to Vermont at an early age where she lived in St. Albans and then moved to Burlington where she graduated from Burlington High School in 1925. She received her degree in commerce and economics from the University of Vermont graduating with the Class of 1929, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was employed in the Dean’s office of the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont for about 35 years until her retirement in 1979. After living in Burlington until 1997, she moved to Woburn, Mass., to be closer to her family. She is survived by her daughter, Hannah H. and husband Alexander D. Gibson Jr. of Andover, Mass; her grandson, Peter D. Gibson of Gorham, Maine; grandson, Steven H. Gibson of Waltham, Mass.; grandson, Scott M. Gibson and his wife, Jo-Anne, of Andover, Mass; granddaughter, Alison G. Milne and her husband, David, of Methuen, Mass.; two great-granddaughters, Emily and Meghan, daughters of Scott and Jo-Anne; and her nephews, Robert P. Davison Jr. and William E. Davison and their families. Services will be private with a memorial service in St. Francis Chapel in St. Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington, followed by interment in St. Paul’s Memorial Garden. In the place of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Cathedral, 3 Cathedral Square, Burlington, Vt. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier.
WINFRED N. ""WIN” McNALL FAIRFAX — Winfred N. ""Win” McNall, 84, of Main Street, Fairfax, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington with his family by his side. He was born in Fairfax on June 8, 1915, the son of the late Harley and Mabel (Ballard) McNall. He married the former Charlotte Parris in the old parsonage in Westford on Oct. 26, 1940. Win was a dairy farmer in the area until 1965, when he began work with the St. Albans Co-operative Creamery. He also worked as a cutter for the Northland Glove Company of Essex Junction, which was owned by his uncle, Warner Gregory. He later retired after 14 years of employment with Leader Evaporator Company of St. Albans. He was a member of the United Church of Fairfax and a longtime and faithful member of the church choir as well as serving on the church executive board. He was also an active member of the Fairfax Historical Society. Win was an excellent and creative woodworker. He so looked forward to the quiet times spent in his woodworking shop at home, creating unique and fine pieces of furniture for his church and friends. He was one of the unsung heroes to his family and many friends and will be greatly missed by all of those fortunate enough to have known and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife and family, Charlotte (Parris) McNall of Fairfax; two sons, Richard McNall and his wife, Linda, of Fairfax, and Bruce McNall of Savannah, Ga.; one daughter, June Packard and her husband, Sandy, of Essex; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Per Win’s request, visiting hours will be private and at the convenience of the family. A funeral service will be held Monday, April 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the United Church of Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Win’s memory to the United Church of Fairfax, P.O. Box 176, Fairfax, Vt. 05454, or Fairfax Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 228, Fairfax, Vt. 05454. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
LAURA PORTER TERRY SWANTON — Mrs. Laura Porter Terry, 83, a native and longtime area resident, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, in Holiday House Nursing Facility in St. Albans Town. A funeral service will be held Monday, April 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Father Charles H. Ranges. S.S.E., pastor of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Swanton and St. Louis parish in Highgate Center, will officiate. Interment will follow in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home on Monday from noon until the hour of the funeral. Gifts in Mrs. Terry’s memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box 22, Swanton, Vt. 05488.
MARLENE M. TESSIER BREVARD, N.C./ST. ALBANS — Mrs. Marlene M. (Mossey) Tessier, 60, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at her home in Brevard following an extended illness. She was born in St. Albans, Sept 12, 1939, daughter of the late Leo and Olive (Ladue) Mossey. Marlene was a graduate of Bellows Free Academy. Jan. 9, 1964, she married Richard Tessier. Marlene was employed as a purchasing agent for IBM and retired in 1994. Marlene spent many hours working in her flower garden. She was so proud of her flowers and each one was special to her. Now she is a flower in God’s beautiful garden. She acquired so many wonderful friends since moving to North Carolina in 1995, who have been so caring, helpful and loving during her illness. These are very special people. May God watch over them and bless them all. Besides her husband, Richard of Brevard, she is survived by four sons and their spouses, John and Susan Tessier of Waterbury, Conn., Peter and Joyce Tessier of Fairfax, Va., Mark and Kristen ""Sam” Tessier of Underhill, Thomas and Patricia Tessier of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Aaron, Stephen, Alex, Tyler, Sydney, Chelsea and Cody; two sisters, Maxine Gransbergen of Jericho and Lillian Denault of St. Albans; two brothers and their wives, Leo and Carol-Ann Mossey of Apopka, Fla, and Stanley and Betty Mossey of St. Albans; and several nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, David Mossey, who died Aug. 16, 1965. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church, St. Albans. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Tessier family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
April 21
HELENA (STEWART) DANFORTH FAIRFAX/ST. ALBANS — Helena Mary Danforth, 93, widow of the late Allan Danforth, died Friday, April 21, 2000, in the Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home in Burlington. Born in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 4, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Roger and Mary (Fitzgerald) Stewart. For many years, Mrs. Danforth was a resident of Buck Hollow Road in Fairfax before becoming a resident of Lincoln Avenue in St. Albans. For 25 years, she resided in Zephyrhills, Fla., prior to returning to Vermont in 1993 to make her home at the Birchwood Terrace Healthcare facility in Burlington. Mrs. Danforth was a former member of St. Luke Church in Fairfax and St. Mary Church in St. Albans. She was a member of Green Mountain Post No. 1, American Legion Auxiliary, and Robert Glidden Post 758, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in St. Albans. Helena leaves her children, Lyn Wells of Chicago, Ill., and Raymond Greenia and his wife, Julie, of Burlington; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke Church, Huntville Road, Fairfax, with Father John Feltz, celebrant. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Fairfield Center later in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Building Fund, c/o St. Luke Parish, P.O. Box 7, Fairfax, Vt. 05454. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. with a Christian wake service at 8:45 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7, Milton. The family wishes to thank the medical professionals and staff of Birchwood Terrace Healthcare for their wonderful care and support of Helena during her stay with them.
SAUL LEE ""ROCKY” ROTHCHILD HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Saul Lee ""Rocky” Rothchild, 68, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Friday, April 21, 2000 in the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Born on November 11, 1931, in Burlington, Vt., he was the son of the late Daniel and Florence Agel Rothschild (cq) of Burlington and Boynton Beach, Fla. Mr. Rothchild was a graduate of the University of Vermont and completed studies in Japanese at Yale University. He served in the United States Air Force from 1953-1980. A Vietnam veteran, he served tours of duty in Thailand, Okinawa, Turkey, and Washington, D.C., where he was Inspector General in the Office of Special Investigations prior to his retirement as Lieutenant Colonel in October 1980. He had numerous military medals and honors awarded during the years of service. Mr. Rothchild was a life member of the Retired Officers Association and member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a founding member of Hilton Head Chapter of the Retired Officers Association. He was a life member of the Hilton Head Humane Association. Surviving are his wife, Sarah; one brother, Howard Rothchild of Hollywood, Fla.; one nephew, Eric Rothchild of Tempe, Ariz.; and two nieces, Stacy Rothchild of Chicago, Ill. , and Jessica Rothchild of Hollywood, Fla. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Hilton Head Humane Association, PO Box 21790, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29925. The Island Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
JUDITH ANNE (THOMPSON) SCRODIN BRISTOL — Judith Anne (Thompson) Scrodin went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 21, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 11, 1948, in Burlington, the daughter of Herbert and Madelyn (Sherman) Thompson. Judy graduated from Burlington High School and Champlain College. She worked at Champlain College; held many positions at IBM, retiring after 30 years of service. Her most recent position was with B.F. Goodrich Aerospace in Vergennes. Judy was volunteer chairperson for Vermont Special Olympics Winter Games held at Smugglers Notch in 1980. She participated in Vermont Lung Association Ski-a-Thons and in the activities of the Bristol Federated Church. Judy married Thomas Scrodin in August 1986. They enjoyed hiking trips in the Adirondack Mountains, where they spent happy times camping and canoeing with family and friends. She loved flowers and enjoyed watching the variety of birds that visited the feeders at their home. She also enjoyed doing a wide assortment of craft projects and encouraged others to join her. Judy had a great love for family and friends and will be missed by them. She will be remembered for her friendly smile, her generosity and courage. She was appreciative of the many wonderful friends who supported her throughout her illness. She is survived by her loving husband, Tom; her stepson, Christopher and his wife, Sarah Scrodin; her sister, Barbara and her husband, John Lambert; her brother, Kenneth and his wife, Connie Thompson; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Her parents predeceased her in 1997. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Bristol Federated Church in Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753, or to the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
April 22
RALPH FREDERICK HOUSTON BELFAST, Maine — Ralph Frederick Houston, 85, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2000, in a Belfast Hospital. He was born on March 16, 1915, in Boston, Mass., the son of Pearl (Green) and Roger B. Houston. Mr. Houston served in the United States Navy during World War II and received submarine training at Newport, R.I. before joining the Merchant Marines. As a Merchant Marine he quickly became first officer of a Liberty Ship and made many trips around the world during World War II. Mr. Houston was raised a Master Mason in Holly Lodge 745 in Willoughby, Ohio in 1961. He was elected Worshipful Master of Holly Lodge in 1970, and elected High Priest of Willoughby Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons. He was elected Illustrious Master of Painesville Council 104 of the Royal Select Masons, Painesville, Ohio, and elected Commander of Eagle Commandry 28 also in Painesville. Mr. Houston was elected Knight York Cross of Honor in Ohio and was a member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Right Valley of Cleveland, Ohio. He was also a dedicated member of the First Congregational Church of Westfield, N.J. Mr. Houston was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret Anna Buck. He is survived by his wife Margaret Fowles Houston; his son Thomas Buck Houston; four stepchildren: Herman E. Wilde, William F. Wilde, David E. Wilde, and Margaret C. Jiuliano; two grandchildren: Leta Houston Hickey and Lorilyn Houston; and two stepgrandchildren: Deborah Wilde Wheaton and Christine W. Czarnecki; one great-grandchild, Houston James Hickey, and four step great-grandchildren: Nicholas Wheaton, Amber Wheaton, Elizabeth Czarnecki, and David Czarnecki. Mr. Houston also comes from a large, close knit loving family with many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 1 p.m. in the Rackliffe Funeral Home, 54 Church Street, Belfast, with Dr. Shirley Mader officiating. A second memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so in Mr. Houston’s memory to either the First Congregational Church, Elmer Street, Westfield, N.J. 07090; The Shriners Hospital for Children, PO Box 31356, Tampa Fla. 33631; or the Winston C. Libby Class of ’32 Scholarship Fund, University of Maine.
EVERETT GEORGE LEE SR WEST LINCOLN — Everett George Lee Sr., 73, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, in Redstone Villa in St. Albans. He was born on April 1, 1927, in Brandon, the son of George W. and Addie (Bailey) Lee. Everett served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He drove trucks on the farm, and logging, and had a milk route. Everett was employed by St. Johnsbury Trucking Co., driving both local and long distance until his retirement in 1988 after 30 years. His wife, Lorraine (Bigelow) Lee, predeceased Everett on Dec. 6, 1986. He is survived by three sons and their wives, Everett G. and Nancy Lee Jr. of Burlington, Robert E. and Michelle Lee of West Lincoln, David A. and Terri Lee of Charlotte; five grandchildren, Heather Waller, Benjamin Lee, Amanda Lee, Ethan Lee, Jacob Lee; and great-granddaugher, Hailey Waller. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the funeral. Contributions may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol 05443.
ANTOINETTE (LaPOINTE) PASHA BURLINGTON — Antoinette ""Toni” Pasha, 89, former longtime Cedar Street resident, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 22, 2000, in Birchwood Health Care. She was born July 20, 1910, in Burlington, the daughter of Edward and Marie Louise (Langlois) La- Pointe. She was a housewife and the widow of Robert Roy Pasha, who predeceased her Nov. 25, 1992. In her younger days, Toni had worked at the American Woolen and Chace mills and the Queen City Cotton Mill. She later was employed at Empire Laundry on North Winooski Avenue. She leaves her sister, Della Snyder of Burlington; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her dear friends, Margaret and Mary Beth Meunier, as well as her special ""grandchildren,” Louis, Sean, Ian, Lauren and Morganne. She was predeceased by her son, Joseph Kenneth; and 10 brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Allen Street. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are in the care of Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave.
April 23
CLIFF JOHN JAPHET JR. RENO, Nev./ST. ALBANS — Cliff ""Skip” Japhet, 59, died Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000, following a sudden illness. He was born in Gloversville, N.Y., on Sept. 11, 1940, the son of Cliff B. and Harriett (Casselman) Japhet. He was a graduate of Bellows Free Academy, Class of 1959. He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. John R. Craig. Skip was well known for building street rods and playing his guitar. He loved his family and was very oud of this three daughters, Tracy Flores of Galveston, Texas, Brooke Japhet of Hollywood, Calif., and Kim Zumwalt of Spokane, Wash. He also leaves a brother, Dick Japhet and his wife, Nancy, of Colchester, Vt.; and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Memorial services are being planned for a later date.
WARREN WHITE SWEENEY LEESBURG, Fla. — Warren White Sweeney, 75, of Leesburg, Fla., passed away April 23, 2000, after a short illness. He was born Nov. 2, 1924, in Colchester, Vt., the son of Henry J. and Frances W. Sweeney. He was a 1942 graduate of Burlington (Vt.) High School and a 1950 graduate of the Mohawk Valley Institute of Technology with a degree in applied arts and sciences. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in both the Philippines and New Guinea. He was active for more than 25 years in the Boy Scouts of America, serving in many roles, the last as a district commissioner. He was awarded the Silver Beaver, St. George’s Medal, and the Award of Merit for his contributions to scouting and the Old Colony Council, BSA. He was active in the churches he attended, serving in many leadership roles at both the Quincy Point Congregational Church in Quincy, Mass., for 37 years, receiving their Churchmanship Award, and most recently at the Pilgrims United Church of Christ in Fruitland Park, Fla., for the last eight years. He was married for 52 years to Patricia Ann (Shortal) Sweeney, also of Leesburg, Fla. He is survived by three sons, Michael of Ambler, Pa., Timothy of Franklin, Tenn., and Gregory of New York City, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Khara Sweeney of Dover, N.H., Bryan Sweeney of Cape Coral, Fla., and Caroline and Moira Sweeney of Ambler, Pa.; a brother, Gerald H. and his wife, Joyce; a nephew, Clark and his wife, June; niece Wanda Morin and her husband, Andre, all of Colchester; niece Diane Atkins and her husband, Edward, of Westford; and several cousins in Vermont and California. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2000, in Pilgrims United Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the direction of National Cremation Society, 3261 U.S. Highway 441/27, Fruitland, Fla.
April 24
ETHEL MARIE AMRHEIN SHELBURNE — Ethel Marie Amrhein of Shelburne died April 24, 2000, at the age of 73, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ethel Marie (Sullivan) Amrhein was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Waltham, Mass., the daughter of Thomas Francis Sullivan and Mary G. (Corbett) Sullivan. Ethel grew up in the greater Boston area, graduating from Cambridge High and Latin at the age of 16 while World War II was in full swing. too young to join the Navy Nurse Corps, she went to work at M.I.T.’s radiation labs, where she was trained as a technician on the Manhattan Project. There, in in late 1944, she met her future husband, Joseph Amrhein, an engineer with the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development. They married in the fall of 1946 and moved to Burlington, where he had taken a teaching position at St. Michael’s College. After working as the secretary for the academic dean for four months, Ethel decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and go to college. She enrolled at Trinity College in January 1947 and never looked back. Despite taking a full academic year off when her oldest child, Patricia, was born in 1948, she graduated cumlaude in June 1953 from Trinity, the first married woman to do so. She blazed a trail as the first PACE graduate before PACE existed. Along the way, Ethel spent three semesters at New York University and Hofstra, plus several summer sessions at St. Michael’s. She finished with a major in business and minor in English and secondary education. In her final semester, Ethel completed a teaching internship at Essex Junction High School and became certified to teach business and English subjects in Grades 7-12 in the state of Vermont. During the next dozen years, Ethel kept moving ahead, as she had three more children, Keith, born in 1955, Victoria (Vikki) in 1958, and finally Susan in 1963. Always the academic, Ethel continued her education by earning a master of arts in teaching (English) at St. Michael’s College, graduating in 1965. In the late 1960s, she began substituting in the Burlington school system, but on the elementary level. She enjoyed the young children so much that she went back to St. Michael’s in 1974 to take the required elementary education courses and then spent the spring of 1975 as an intern in the kindergarten at Thayer School. She earned a second state certification, this time in elementary education. Although she did teach full time for one-half year at the Flynn School, she preferred part-time work so she could be at home with her own children while they were still young. Until 1988, when she had her first serious illness, she averaged about three days a week at various Burlington elementary schools. Other accomplishments included working on the League of Women Voters State Journal, serving for several years as president of the Elizabeth Lund Home, being named Woman of the Week by the old Burlington Daily News, and president of the Trinity College Alumni Association. A professional poet with several poems published in national magazines, she somehow found time to become an accomplished long-distance swimmer, a fine bridge player, a gourmet cook, and an avid tennis player. Despite all the afore-mentioned claims on her time, she remained a remarkable mother and wife, loving and being loved by her family, who still feel that she was the center of the Amrhein clan. Struck down much too young by Alzheimer’s disease, she spent her final years at The Arbors in Shelburne, where her smile and sunny disposition endeared her to all. Ethel was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe. She is survived by daughter Patricia Amrhein and her partner, Robin Huff, of Essex Junction and Stonington, Maine; son Keith Amrhein and Denise Bradford-Amrhein of Midlothian, Va.; daughter Victoria and Kenneth Kolbe of Shrewsbury, Mass.; daughter Susan and Daryl Zube of Midlothian, Va.; nine grandchildren, Shayna Kate Fridinger, Colin Hennessy, Meghan Hennessy, Lauren Amrhein, Chrisopher Amrhein, Blair Kolbe, Kevin Kolbe, Katherine Zube and Sarah Zube; and two great-grandchildren, Allison Kate Fridinger and Riley Meghan Fridinger. Ethel also leaves her extended family at The Arbors and many friends and relatives in Burlington, Boston and Florida. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 28, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel on the campus of St. Michael’s College in Colchester. Burial will follow in Merrill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity College of Vermont, 208 Colchester Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401, or to the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 1139 Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
WINIFRED (TEACHOUT) BOUVET MONTPELIER — Winifred (Teachout) Bouvet, 94, died on April 24, 2000, after a brief illness. Born in Essex Junction, Vt., on Aug. 5, 1905, she was the daughter of Luella (Read) Teachout and William Shiland Teachout. She moved with her family to Montpelier, Vt., in 1918. She was a graduate of Montpelier High School and the University of Vermont, Class of 1927, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. After graduation, she interned in dietetics at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. She worked for many years in the field of therapeutic and administrative dietetics. During World War II, she served in a research program on life raft and aviation rations sponsored by Columbia University. She married Raymond A. Bouvet on Dec. 11, 1937. They lived on Long Island until his death in 1945. She then moved to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where she was head of the Nutrition Department of Vassar Brothers Hospital for 23 years. She retired to Montpelier in 1968. In 1991 she was awarded a citation by the Friends of the Vermont State House for her years of effort and dedication as a State House tour guide, one of just ten Vermonters so recognized. She also served as a volunteer at the Central Vermont Hospital Benefit Shop, the Wood Art Gallery and the Vermont Historical Society. She was a member of Bethany Church in Montpelier. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Donations in her memory may be made to Kellogg Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, Vt. A memorial service will take place at a later date.
KATHLEEN ""KAY” COOMBS ST. JOHNSBURY — Kathleen ""Kay” Coombs, 85, of Cross Avenue, St. Johnsbury Center, died in St. Johnsbury on Monday, April 24, 2000, after a lingering illness. Kay worked as a legal secretary with the Hon. Sterry Waterman who served in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals of New York. She is survived by her sister, Rita Snow of St. Johnsbury; five nieces and nephews; and a few cousins. Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the North Congregational Church with the Rev. Jay Sprout, pastor, officiating. Family committal services will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Caledonia Home Health, P.O. Box 383, St. Johnsbury, Vt. 05819. Arrangements are by Sayles Funeral Home, St. Johnsbury.
JOHN J. DUNLEAVY SOUTH BURLINGTON — John J. Dunleavy, 87, died April 24, 2000, at his home in South Burlington after battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma for almost two years. He was born June 16, 1912, in Barre, the son of Patrick J. and Mary (Basquil) Dunleavy. Mr. Dunleavy attended public schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1930. He attended St. Michael’s College in Colchester, and graduated from the University of Montreal in 1936. He was a veteran of World War II, serving on active duty as an officer in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. In the Atlantic theater, he served on the U.S.S. Nourmahal. Later, in the Pacific theater, he served on the U.S.S. Cambria, including participation in amphibious operations in the Marshall Islands, the Mariannas and the Phillipines. He married Sheila Ann Kenny on Sept. 2, 1950, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington. They moved to Burlington in 1953, where they lived until moving to South Burlington in 1990. Mr. Dunleavy was employed for many years at the Vermont Catholic Tribune and served on the Burlington Board of School Commissioners from 1967 to 1972. He was a former director of Harbour Industries Inc. in Shelburne. He was a member of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Cathedral parish in Burlington, where he was a longtime lector, Eucharistic minister and usher at St. John Vianney parish in South Burlington. Mr. Dunleavy is survived by his wife of South Burlington; his son, John K. Dunleavy of South Burlington; his daughter, Maggie D. Dechant, his son-in-law, Thomas V. Dechant, his grandsons, John J. Dechant, James T. Dechant and Paul A. Dechant, all of LaCrosse, Kan.; and a nephew and several nieces. He also is survived by a very special friend, Linda Baird, R.N. of Winooski, who provided great support to him and his wife during their recent illnesses. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Catherine D. Berini, Dr. Thomas P. Dunleavy, Harold D. Dunleavy and Mary J. Dunleavy; and by his special brother-in-law, Thomas A. Kenny. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 27, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 20 Pine Street, Burlington, with the Rev. Thomas J. Ball presiding. Burial will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting hours are Wednesday, April 26, 2000, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Priests’ Benefit Fund, Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, 351 North Avenue, Burlington, Vt. 05401.
PETER JAMES MAYNARD, JR. WINOOSKI — Peter James Maynard, Jr., 80, of Winooski, died at home, with his family by his side, on Monday, April 24, 2000. He was born in Winooski on October 24, 1919, son of Peter and Mae (Bressette) Maynard. Peter married Laura Christine Young of Brattleboro, on April 24, 1942. They were married by the Rev. James P. Rand in Saint Michael’s Church. Peter enjoyed playing and singing country music. He was a musician and square dance caller with the Happy Ramblers and the Green Mountain Boys Band. He volunteered many hours entertaining at the Saint Joseph’s Nursing Home. Peter was a sportsman who enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting and stock car racing. Peter was employed by the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department, General Electric, owned a roofing business and retired from Velan Valve. Peter was a lifetime member of the D.A.V., and a long time parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church. Peter and Laura resided for 40 years on Pine Street in Winooski. They raised five children. Peter is survived by his wife, Laura; his five children and their spouses, Peter Maynard, III and his wife, Barbara, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Gary Maynard of Hillsboro Beach, Fla., Daniel Maynard and his wife, Cheryl, of Colchester, Lynn Gokey and her husband, George Gokey, Jr., of South Burlington, Jay Maynard and his wife, Brenda, of Winooski; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Peter is also survived by a brother, Joseph Maynard of Parker, Ariz.; his sisters, Virginia Chamburs of Parker, Ariz., and Catherine Bessette of Bullhead City, Ariz.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, George and Napoleon; and two sisters, Dorothy and Doris. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 27, 2000, at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with interment to follow in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to either the VNA-Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446, or the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 150 Kennedy Drive, South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Arrangements are by the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Hardwick, Vt., with local arrangements by the LaVigne Funeral Home, Winooski Vt.
NORRIS E. MERCIA MORRISVILLE – Norris E. Mercia, 73, died unexpectedly Monday, April 24, 2000, at his winter home in Vero Beach, Fla. He was born in Morristown on May 10, 1926, the son of Ernest and Gladys (Smith) Mercia. Mr. Mercia was a co-owner of Barrows, Mercia and Rollins Insurance Agency in Morrisville prior to his retirement. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of V.F.W. Post 9653 and American Legion Post 33 of Morrisville. Norris was also a member of Mount Vernon Lodge No. 8 F&AM. He was a member of Copley Country Club in Morrisville and the Village Green Golfing Team in Vero Beach. Besides his wife of 53 years, Eleanor, he is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Bailey of Craftsbury; two sons, Christopher of Morrisville and Craig of Lake Elmore; a brother, Leonard of Williston; an aunt, Avis Alexander of Morrisville; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions in Norris’ memory to the Lamoille County Senior Citizen Center, Morrisville, Vt. 05661, or the Vermont Division of the American Heart Association, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Local arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
THERESA LEMOINE TRAHAN SWANTON — Mrs. Theresa Lemoine Trahan, 66, died suddenly Monday, April 24, 2000, at her residence on Lynda Avenue. Theresa was born in Burlington, April 1, 1934, the daughter of the late Julius and Olive (Durocher) Lemoine She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was parishioner of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She graduated from Swanton High School and Jan 30, 1960, she married Donald Trahan, who survives her. Theresa devoted her life to her husband and children. She instilled a strong, enduring sense of family in her son and daughters. Her grandchildren were the light of her later years. In addition to her husband of 40 years, Donald Trahan of Swanton, Theresa is survived by her daughters, Claire Frascino of Burlington, Paula White and her husband, David, of Colchester, June Mumley and her husband, Keith, of West Swanton, and Marcia Trahan of Burlington; eight grandchildren, Andrew and Allison White of Colchester, Nicole and Olivia Frascino of Burlington, Maxwell and Spencer Trahan of Burlington, and Jordan and Quinn Mumley of West Swanton; two brothers, Clarence Lemoine and Harold Lemoine and his wife, Rita, all of Swanton; three sisters, Lucille Tatro of Rutland, Irene Martin and Doris LeBlanc of Swanton; and her father-in-law, Gabriel Trahan and his wife, Jeannine, of Trois Rivieres, Quebec. She also leaves her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jacqueline Trahan of Putnam, Conn., Patricia Reid of Burlington, Maurice and Francine Trahan of Swanton, Clement Trahan of Ontario, Canada, Carmen and John Crepeau of St. Albans, Denise Luneau of Sheldon, Steve and Lise Trahan of St. Albans, Gabriel and Carman Trahan of Georgia, Marie Trahan of Swanton, Beverly Lemoine of Swanton, Philip Ledoux of Rutland and Charles Martin of Swanton; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Clifford and George Lemoine; and two sisters, Ardelle Laurendeau Bellrose and Rose Ledoux; a special sister-in-law, Lila Lemoine; and a special brother-in-law, Arthur LeBlanc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, April 29, 2000, at noon in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Gifts in Theresa’s memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box 22, Swanton, Vt. 05488.
SUSANNE M. WILKINS BURLINGTON — Susanne M. Wilkins, 87, died Monday, April 24, 2000, in the Burlington Health & Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. She was born in Austria on Dec. 28, 1913, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Backhausen Sr. On Oct. 22, 1949, she married Charles Lyman Wilkins in Trieste, Italy. ""Charlie” predeceased her on Oct. 8, 1994. Mrs. Wilkins was a homemaker, nurse and a businesswoman. She and her husband, along with her daughter, operated Charlie’s Tennis Den in South Burlington. She was an avid tennis player, skier, enjoyed traveling and loved to play bridge. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Steven Holmes, two grandchildren, Maria Holmes and Nathan Holmes, all of Milton; and nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, William Black Medical Research Building, 650 West 168th Street, New York, N.Y. 10032-9982. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road.
April 25
ALLEN RAYMOND NEWTON BURLINGTON — Allen Raymond Newton, beloved husband and father, died on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a full obituary will appear in Thursday’s Free Press. Arrangements by the Ready Funeral Home.
ALLEN RAYMOND NEWTON BURLINGTON — Allen Raymond Newton, 77, of Oakland Terrace, beloved husband, father and brother, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 25, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Vergennes on Oct. 17, 1922, the son of the late Ralph and Mabel (Barrows) Newton. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the European theater, taking part in the Normandy campaign, for which he received several honor ribbons. He married Janet Dumont on Jan. 4, 1947, in St. John Vianney Church in South Burlington. Allen was an auto body technician with Goss Dodge for many years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Mark’s parish and was an avid outdoor sportsman, enjoying gardening, woodworking and radio-control model airplane flying at Pine Island. He is survived by his wife, Janet of Burlington; four children and their spouses, Denny and Geri (Roush) Newton of South Burlington, Brenda (Newton) Calcagni of South Burlington, Gary and Laurie (Bennett) Newton of Colchester, Paula (Newton) and Gordon ""Skip” Bennett III of Burlington; seven grandchildren, Matthew Calcagni, Laura Lavee, Joshua Newton, Adam Newton, Gordon Bennett IV, Elizabeth Bennett, and Amber Salatino; three great-grandchildren, Zachary and Kameron Calcagni and Nikki Lavee; one sister, Marion (Newton) Lamb of South Burlington; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, April 29, 2000, at 1 p.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church on North Avenue in Burlington with interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery, Hinesburg Road, South Burlington. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the American Heart Association., Vermont Affiliate, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
HILDE MAY SALTUS BURLINGTON — Hilde May Saltus, 77, of 230 St. Paul St. died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care, after a short illness. She was born June 30, 1922, in Rouses Point, N.Y., the daughter of Leroy and Mildred (Fleury) Choiniere. Hilde was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Williston. At various times, she had been employed at the Burlington city clerk’s office, area nursing homes, Robert Gelineau Agency, General Electric and the then Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. She loved camping, going for walks and created much artwork. Hilde is survived by four daughters and their spouses, Margaret and Chester Whittemore of Fair Haven, Mary Jean Mudgett of Burlington, Alberta and Jon ReCarr of Milton, and Lucille and Robert Lamoureux of Worcester, Mass.; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; her sister, Beatrice Shanteler of Newport, R.I.; two nieces; three nephews; many cousins; and a lot of good friends. She was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa Jerome, in 1939; and a brother, George Maynard in 1969. Visiting hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to noon during which her funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. in Elwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Vermont Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt., 05495.
NETTIE MAE SWEET FERRISBURGH — Nettie Mae Sweet, 82, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She was born Oct. 18, 1917, in Huntington, the daughter of Daniel and Wilena (Warren) Sweet. Nettie is survived by a sister, Edith I. Sweet of Ferrisburgh; several nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews. Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Maplewood Cemetery in Huntington. There will be no calling hours. Brown-McClay Funeral. Home in Vergennes is in charge of arrangements.
EVELYN A. (ULLMAN) TRUE NORTHFIELD, Mass. — Evelyn A. (Ullman) True, 85, of 188 Main St., Northfield, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2000. She was stricken by a sudden fatal heart arrhythmia. Evelyn celebrated her 85th birthday March 22 of this year. Her life was blessed by career, community and family. Following her graduation from Hillcrest Hospital Nurses’ Training School in Pittsfield, she was employed as a nurse at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. In March 1939, in Westminster, she married Ansel Bartlett True. She worked as his nurse and secretary until his death in October 1973. Since that time, she had operated an antique shop on Main Street in Northfield. She is survived by two sons, John of Colchester, Vt., and Stephen of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; two daughters, Rachel Billings of Peterborough, N.H., and Rebecca Norman of Newark, Del.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family invites you to a celebration of her life in the First Parish Unitarian Church, Main Street, Northfield, Mass., on Saturday, April 29, 2000, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.
April 26
RUBY D. FULLER BELLEVIEW, Fla. — Mrs. Ruby D. Fuller, 81, of Belleview, Fla., died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at her home. She was born in Charlotte, Vt., and moved here from Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1989. She had been employed by Vergennes Taxi Service in Vermont. Mrs. Fuller was a Methodist. She was an avid reader and loved to sew and cook. Survivors include a son, G. ""Corkey” Fuller of Middlebury, Vt.; three daughters, Jan I. Albert of Belleview, Marcia E. Dabney of Belleview, and Barbara A. Fuller of Middlebury, Vt.; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Martin Fuller, in 1997; a son, Raymond Fuller, in 1996; and a sister, Mildred Sweeney. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 5740 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
GEORGE E. PROVOST BURLINGTON — George E. Provost, 91, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. He was born Jan. 12, 1909, in Peru, N.Y., the son of John and Mary (Venette) Provost. George is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, May Companion-Cote and Mary Pierce; and four brothers, Joseph, Paul, John and Adelore Provost. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral , Allen Street. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave.
DURRELL S. STANCLIFFE MORRISVILLE — Durrell S. Stancliffe, 85, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000 in the Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin following a period of declining health. He was born in Morrisville on October 29, 1914, the son of Arthur and Emma (Langdell) Stancliffe. Durrell was the husband of the former Agnes Chaffee, whom he married June 1, 1946. She predeceased him Sept. 7, 1971. On May 7, 1996, he married his long time friend, Audrey. Durrell was a 1935 graduate of Peoples Academy in Morrisville. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Persian Gulf, and was stationed in Iran. Durrell was a charter and lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 9653, Morrisville. After returning from the service, Durrell was employed by General Electric for many years, reaching the position of master grinder before retiring. He then accepted a position at the Adams Mill in Stowe where he was employed as the night maintenance person for 12 years. Durrell was also a 50 year member of the Lamoille Grange. Besides his wife, Audrey, he is survived by his son, Russell and his wife, Pam, of Las Vegas, Nev.; his daughter, Sheryl Stancliffe of Waterbury; four grandchildren, Adam Hawley, Jennifer Dooley, Amber Hawley and Jason Stancliffe; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Randolph Road Cemetery, Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory would be appreciated to the Morristown Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 424 Morrisville, VT 05661. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
April 27
ELIZABETH BURDITT PARKER ANDREWS BURLINGTON — Elizabeth Burditt Parker Andrews died peacefully in the Burlington Health and Rehab Center on April 27, 2000. Lib was born in Boston, Mass., on April 30, 1908. Orphaned within months, she was adopted in 1913 by Carrie (Mason Burditt) and J. Earle Parker (of Pittsford and West Rutland, respectively). She grew up in Waban, Mass., and was graduated from Newton High School in 1926. Aftrer graduating from Middlebury College, Class of 1930, Lib taught high school English for the next six years in Bristol, Cohasset, Mass., and East Hartford, Conn. During summers, she attended Middlebury’s Breadloaf School of English from which she earned her master’s degree in 1935. In 1936, Lib married John Thayer Andrews, and they took up residence in Middlebury, where he taught at the college, and they raised three children. The family spent summers in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Lib served the Girl Scouts at the state level and was an active member of the Middlebury Congregational Church and the Juniper Point community association in Boothbay, Maine. In addition, she was a lifelong, devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox. In 1996, Lib moved to the Converse Home in Burlington and in 1999 to the BHRC. KLib was predeceased by her husband in 1985 and by her brother, John Parker, in 1972. She leaves children and in-laws, Charles and Connie Andrews of Reston, Va., Caroline Allen of Trenton, Maine, and Richard Allen of Southwest Harbor, Maine, and Catharine ""Kit” Andrews and Tom O. Smith of Burlington; friend and advocate Susan Barber of Burlington; grandchildren Patrick, Vanessa, James, Andrew, Nel and Margo; dear childhood friend and sister-in-law Helen A. Bowditch of Worcester, Mass.; and sister-in-law May Parker of Littleton, N.H.; cousins John and Mary Cadwell ofPittsford; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends within her Middlebury, Booth bay and Converse Home/BHRC communities. A service of celebration of the life of Elizabeth Andrews will be held Saturday, May 27, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Congregational Church of Middlebury. A private interment in Pitts ford’s Evergreen Cemetery will occur after the service. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Kurn Hattin Home, P.O. Box 127, Westminster, Vt. 05158, or to the Manley Reed Scholarship Fund, c/o JPVIS, West Boothbay, Maine 04575.
THEODORE R. ""TED” BOARDMAN BLACKSBURG, Va. — Theodore Robert ""Ted” Boardman, 92, formerly of Montpelier Center, Vt., departed this life Thursday, April 27, 2000, in Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem with his close family by his side. Ted, the son of the late Augustus and Edalena (Fisk) Boardman, was born Nov. 8, 1907, in Northfield, Vt. He led a productive and active life. He graduated from Vermont Aggie School in 1931, where he participated in varsity baseball, basketball, track and boxing. In Chelsea, on Oct. 4, 1935, he married June Rogers of Tunbridge. They lived in Montpelier Center from 1941 to 1978. He retired from the Vermont State Agricultural Dept. after 35 years of service, where he was a supervisor of the Vermont Brucellosis Lab. After retirement, they moved to Blacksburg, Va., where they resided for 22 years. He was a member of the Elks Club for over 26 years and was also an avid golfer, having made two holes-in-one. He was club champion of the Montpelier Elks Golf Club in Vermont after being a member for only a year, at the age of 67. He was a member of the Vermont State Guard. He was also a very active member of the Old Meeting House Church in East Montpelier Center, Vt., and a member of the choir. Ted leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 65 years, June Rogers Boardman of Blacksburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Sandra Boardman of Underhill Center, Vt., and Greg and Shelley Boardman of Blacksburg; two daughters ad sons-in-law, Vivian and John Ball of Willsboro, N.Y., and Gail and Jack Smith of Sydney, Australia; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five sisters, Alona Litwack and Hilda Rogers, both of Tunbridge, Vt., Evelyn Boardman of Waterbury, Vt., Dorothy Carpenter of Waitsfield, Vt., and Selma Walker of Barre, Vt.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by six brothers, Leonard, Gus Jr., Edwin, William, Vernon, and Herbert; and one sister, Lillian Turpin. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 4, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Tunbridge Congregational Church, Tunbridge, Vt., with the Rev. David L. Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow in the Tunbridge Village Cemetery. Those who wish to do so may make a donation to the Old Meeting House Church, Attn: Janice Waterman, 1620 Center Road, Montpelier, Vt. 05602. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 29, 2000, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va. TO ALL MY GOLFING BUDDIES: THANKS FOR ALL THE MEMORIES AND GOOD TIMES The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Main Street, Chelsea, is in charge of the local arrangements.
CYNTHIA VAN ETTEN CUDDEBACK AMHERST, MASS. — Cynthia Van Etten Cuddeback, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2000. A loving mother and Nanna, she leaves her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter, Liz, Chuck and Ann Robitaille of South Burlington; and her 2 grandsons, Gregg Robitaille of Jacksonville, Florida, Mark Robitaille of Newton, Mass., as well as 2 other daughters, 1 son, numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2000 in Amherst, Mass. Contributions may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601.
FRANK J. DION WINOOSKI — Frank J. Dion, 82, a lifelong resident of Winooski, died peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 27, 2000, in the Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington after a long illness. He was born in Winooski on July 26, 1917, the son of the late Napoleon and Regina (Therien) Dion. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army Infantry in the Pacific theater and was in Europe for D Day. He received the Purple Heart after being wounded in the Paciifc and being wounded again in Europe. Frank was married in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on May 17, 1947, to the former Lorraine Couillard, who predeceased him in 1971. He was employed at the American Woolen Mill, Gladstone’s Shoe Store for 25 years, and General Electric for 12 years. Frank is survived by his present wife, Constance Brown; three children, Brenda (Dion) Noonan and her husband, John, of Shelburne, Dwight Dion of Milton, Carol Waller and her husband, Robert, of Apex, N.C.; five grandchildren, Matthew Noonan and his wife, Laura, Jeffrey Dion and his companion, Andrea Sears, Rebeckah Dion, Shawna Waller and Kyle Waller; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Taylor Dion and Nicole Katherine Noonan. He is also survived by a brother, Bernard Dion of Winooski; a sister, Cecile Barber of Winooski; a stepdaughter, Jody Crosby of Burlington; and a stepgranddaughter, Brooke Crosby of Burlington. He was predeceased by five brothers and four sisters.d A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 1, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski with interment to follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, -F, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905. Visiting hours will be Sunday, April 30, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the La- Vigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
April 28
ANNA T. (POPLAWSKI) MONGEON WINOOSKI — Anna T. (Poplawski) Mongeon, 79, of Winooski died Friday, April 28, 2000, in St. Albans, after a long illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 5, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, Winooski.
ANNA T. (POPLAWSKI) MONGEON WINOOSKI — Anna T. (Poplawski) Mongeon, 79, of Winooski died Friday, April 28, 2000, in St. Albans, after a long illness. She was born in Winooski on Aug. 11, 1920, daughter of the late Edward and Gafana (Klyzeiko) Poplawski. She was a graduate of Winooski High School. Feb. 19, 1955, she was married in Winooski to Bernard A. Mongeon. She was a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church in Winooski. Anna is survived by her husband of 45 years, Bernard A. Mongeon; two sons, Stephen and his wife, Jean Mongeon, of Essex Junction, and Kenneth and his wife, Nancy Mongeon, of Milton; one daughter, Laurie and her husband, David Roberts, of Montrose, Colo.; five grandchildren, Kylee and Hillary Mongeon, Aaron and Brett Mongeon and Jennie Roberts; two brothers, Tony Poplawski and Frankie Poplawski. Special thanks to niece Joyce Tasetano and her husband, Lou, and also to the caring staff and friends at Redstone Villa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 5, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redstone Villa, Forest Hills Drive, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
PHILIP V. QUINTIN ESSEX CENTER — Philip V. Quintin, 73, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at his home in Essex Center following a long illness. A full obituary will appear in Sunday’s Free Press. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 1, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Pius X Catholic Church in Essex Center. Interment will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery in Fairfax. Visiting hours will be Sunday, April 30, 2000, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc.,132 Main St., Winooski.
PHILIP V. QUINTIN ESSEX CENTER — Philip V. Quintin, 73, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at his home in Essex Center following a long illness. He was born July 7, 1927, in Waterbury, Conn., the son of the late Ovila and Juliette (Hebert) Quintin. He attended St. Edmund’s Catholic School. He served in the U.S. armed forces during the Korean war and was also stationed in Germany. He was married Sept. 3, 1951, to Theresa (Demartino) Quintin, who predeceased him in 1999. For many years, he owned and operated Phil’s Barber Shop in Montpelier. He was a caretaker for St. Pius X Church, a custodian at Camp Johnson and, after retiring, he was a security guard at the Burlington International Airport in Burlington. He was a parishioner of St. Pius X Church, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Montpelier and enjoyed fishing and painting. The family would like to give special thanks to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley and to Mr. Quintin’s doctor. He is survived by one daughter, JoAnn M. Quintin of Brookfield; three sons, Nicola J. Quintin of Burlington, David A. Quintin of Essex, and Peter J. Quintin of San Francisco, Calif.; five grandchildren, Jamie, Joshua, Levon, April and Tyler; one brother, Albert Quintin; four sisters, Alice Parrow of Burlington, Del and her husband, Bud LaCasse, of Arkansas, Cora and her husband, Bill Martin, of Essex, and Rosalie and her husband, Lauren Paquette of Massachusetts. He was predeceased by a son, Michael Quintin; three brothers, John, Ernest and Paul Quintin; and one sister, Laura (Quintin) Fleming. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 1, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Pius X Catholic Church in Essex Center. Interment will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery in Fairfax. Visiting hours will be Sunday, April 30, 2000, at the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc, 132 Main St., Winooski.
RUBY L. RAYMO MORRISVILLE — Ruby L. Raymo, 79, died Friday, April 28, 2000, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville following a long illness. She was born in Wolcott on Aug. 9, 1920, the daughter of Claude and Ethelyn (Sessions) Rathburn. Ruby was married to Clifford Raymo on Feb. 14, 1938. He predeceased her in Nov. 1985. Ruby resided in Stowe for many years and was employed at Adams Mill for 40 years. She then moved to Morrisville, living there for 17 years and most recently had been residing at Sterling View in Hyde Park. Ruby loved to crochet and donated many of her pieces to organizations for raffles as well as giving them as gifts to friends and family. She is survived by a son, Richard and his wife, Mary, of Wolcott; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Philbrick of Milford, N.H.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beverly Dorsey of Millers Falls, Mass., and Jo Ann Emerson of Florida; three brothers, Vern and Claude Rathburn Jr. of Hyde Park, and Merton Rathburn of Waterbury; and a special aunt, Ina Sweetland of East Hardwick. Ruby was predeceased by a son, Merrill, in 1984. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville, with interment following in Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe. Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory would be appreciated to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661.
DAISY MARY SCOTT MIDDLEBURY — Daisy Mary Scott, 83, passed away in Porter Medical Center on Friday, April 28, 2000. She was born in Bristol on Sept. 8, 1916, the daughter of Arthur and Flora (Provenchar) James. She was married to Frederick Scott, who predeceased her July 11, 1985. She and her husband retired to Vermont in 1979 from Southington, Conn. While in Connecticut, she was employed at Emhart Key Company. Daisy had a great appreciation of nature and wildlife. She was an avid bird watcher. She enjoyed reading and gardening and also had a tremendous love for her family. She is survived by a sister, Delia Ouellette of Middlebury, a sister-in-law, Aggie James of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Edward James and Frank James; and a sister, Dora Mitchell. There will be no public calling hours. A funeral service will be held Monday, May 1, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. The Rev. Diana Scholl, chaplain of Porter Medical Center, will officiate. Interment and committal services will follow at Weybridge Hill Cemetery. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Porter Medical Center and Addison County Home Health for the loving care they provided Daisy. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Addison County Home Health, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
April 29
ROGER W. BERTEAU MANCHESTER, N.H. — Roger W. Berteau, 47, of Manchester, N.H. died Saturday, April 29, 2000 after a sudden illness. Born in Burlington, Vermont., April 19, 1953, the son of Ephrem and Audrey (Abercrombie) Berteau. Mr. Berteau was educated in the South Burlington School system. Mr. Berteau had lived in Manchester for the past 8 years, and was owner – operator of Berteau’s Repair Service in Manchester, N.H. He was a former member of the Vermont Army National Guard. Members of his family include his wife of 27 years, Carol (Maynard) Berteau, of Manchester, N.H.; one son Randall Berteau, of Manchester, N.H., one daughter, Lisa Berteau of Manchester, N.H.; his mother Audrey (Abercrombie) Berteau, of Brooksville, Fla.; one brother David Berteau, of Milton; two sisters, Shirley Gilman of Essex Center, and Sandy Messick, of Lancaster, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Ephrem Berteau. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McHugh Funeral Home, 483 Beech Street, corner of Hanover Street, Manchester, N.H. At 8 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the McHugh Funeral Home. Burial will be in Westford, Vt., at the convenience of the family. It has been requested by the family that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the VNA Hospice, 1850 Elm Street, Manchester, N.H., 03104. For more information, log on to http://www.legacy.com
RALPH E. BOWEN MORRISVILLE — Ralph E. Bowen, 64, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. He was born in Lowell on Sept. 18, 1935, the son of Alba and Gladys (Boyce) Bowen. Ralph was the husband of the former Virginia Hill, whom he married Nov. 18, 1951. Ralph loved the outdoors and took great pleasure in mowing lawns. He especially loved his family and taking part in family vacations. Besides his wife, Virginia, he is survived by five children and their spouses, Deborah Ingalls and Garland of Johnson, Carol Rockwell and Ralph of Wolcott, Edward and Bonnie Bowen, Mildred Audet and Robert, and Ralph Bowen, all of Morrisville; three brothers, Richard Hird of Morrisville, Alba Bowen Jr. of Texas, and Harold Bowen of Morrisville; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by a granddaughter and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Puffer United Methodist Church in Morrisville with interment following in Plains Cemetery. Friends and family may visit at the church from noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory would be appreciated to the Vermont Division of the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home.
WILLIAM R. CONNOLLY SOUTH BURLINGTON — Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) William R. Connolly, 73, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at his home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 14, 1926, the son of the late William and Anna (Bartnett) Connolly. He served in the U.S. Army for 28 years and retired after 20 years with the Merchants Bank as the purchasing agent. He leaves his wife, Mary Cregan Connolly; and six children, Maryann Connolly, Catherine Connolly, and Maureen Connolly, all of Milton, William Connolly of St. Albans, Patrick Connolly of South Burlington, and Roger Hourin of Boston, Mass. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. John Vianney Church on Hinesburg Road. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., St. Albans, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Milton Village Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
RUTH MAY HARDY NOYAN, QUEBEC/SHELBURNE — Mrs. Ruth May Hardy, 93, a native of Noyan, Quebec, and a resident of Shelburne,Vt., since 1957, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Noyan, Quebec, on March 4, 1907, the daughter of the late Benjamin and May (Ross) Naylor. She attended schools in Canada. In 1927, she was married to Clifford Hardy, who predeceased her in 1982. She was a member of St. Thomas Anglican parish in Noyan and was a former member of the Ladies Aid Society Mrs. Hardy is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Isabel) Petersen of Shelburne and North Hero; and many nieces and nephews, several in the Alburg and Isle La Motte areas. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at 2 p.m. in St. Thomas Anglican Church in Noyan, Quebec. The Rev. Linda Chalk, rector of St. Thomas, will officiate. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, Vt., on Tuesday, May 2, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Mrs .Hardy’s memory may be made to St. Thomas Memorial Fund, 20 Norman, Noyan Quebec, J0J1B0, Canada; or to Shelburne Rescue, Shelburne, Vt. 05482.
LT. COL. (RETIRED) RICHARD H. MOCK BURLINGTON — Lt. Col. (Retired) Richard H. Mock, 77 of Glen Road in Burlington died on Saturday, April 29, 2000 in a hospital in Florida. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 6, 2000 at 1 p.m. in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
LT. COL. (RET.) RICHARD HOWARD MOCK BURLINGTON — Lt. Col. (Ret.) Richard Howard Mock died April 29, 2000, in Florida. He was born in Hartford on Dec. 8, 1922, the son of the late Lester and Doris (Howard) Mock. He graduated from Hartford High School in 1940. Richard enlisted in the U.S. Army at the outbreak of U.S. involvement in World War II. During 57 combat missions, he earned a Distinguished Flying Cross, an Air Medal with 14 oak-leaf clusters, and a Purple Heart. Shot down over Hungary, Richard spent 18 months as a POW before the allied liberation of Europe. July 2, 1945, he married Louise Keane. Col. Mock was a strong believer in the United States’ democratic principles. After the war, he served with the Vermont Air National Guard until he retired in 1979. A devout Catholic, he was a member of Christ the King parish. He also was a member of the Ethan Allen Club and the Burlington Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Louise of Burlington; his sister, Dorothy Jones of Hartford; his three children, Susan Mock of Middlebury and her husband, Daniel W. Freeman, Anne Whitman of Brattleboro, and Peter Mock and his wife, Nancie Potter, of North Clarendon. He also leaves five grandchildren, Christian Mock, Marc Whitman, Justin Mock, Lee T. Freeman and Lars Whitman; and one great-grandchild, Haley Mock. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 6, 2000, at 1 p.m. in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Christ the King School, Locust Street, Burlington, Vt. 05401. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
RICHARD E. TATRO FERRISBURGH — Richard E. Tatro, 72 died Saturday, April 29, 2000 at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction. He was born on September 20, 1927 in Rutland, the son of Ralph and Mildred (Smith) Tatro. He served in the U.S. Army in the infantry in France and Germany during World War II. Also, he worked for 15 years at the Hawkins Dairy Farm in Ferrisburgh and worked in construction. Richard is survived by a stepsister, Mary Charland of Bridport; and several other stepsisters and stepbrothers; several step-nieces and step-nephews. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Gage Cemetery in Ferrisburgh. There will be no public calling hours. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 11, Vergennes, Vt., 05491.
GEORGE E. WELLS ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — George E. Wells of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Johnson, Vt., died April 29, 2000, at the age of 57. He was born Aug. 6, 1942, in Burke, Vt., the son of Eldridge G. Wells and Dorothy (Mooney) Wells. He was a member of the United Church of Johnson. He enjoyed golf, bowling, playing cards, and loved to be with his grandchildren. He was employed by IBM from March 1966 until his retirement in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Carol, of Zephyrhills, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Tammy (Wayne) Grube of Lakeland, Fla., Ms. Penny Wells and (David Maskell) of Wolcott, Vt., Mrs. Candy (Darrell) Maskell of Craftsbury, Vt., and Mrs. Tracey (William) Cobey of West Hurley, N.Y.; a stepson, Billy Cobey of West Hurley, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Rhonda (Jeffrey) Hoag of Bristol, Vt., and Ms. Danielle Cobey and (Bryan Wall) of Boston, Mass.; three brothers, James (Emma) Wells of Sanford, Fla.; Richard (Peggy) Wells of Belvidere, Vt.; a sister-in-law, Susie Wells of Hyde Park, Vt.; grandchildren Chelsea and Kyle Maskell, Braden Edwards, Tricia Grube, Kaitlynn and Anthony Cobey, and Brenden and Kerri Hoag; 12 nieces and nephews; and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Wells, on Oct. 7, 1989. Friends may call Sunday, May 7, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Holcomb-DesGroseilliers Funeral Home, Main Street, Johnson, Vt. Services will be held Monday, May 8, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the United Church of Johnson. Burial will be in Lamoille View Cemetery immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Vermont.
April 30
LILLIAN BOYNTON BURLINGTON — Lillian Boynton, 98, formerly of Burlington, passed away April 30, 2000, in Phoenix, Ariz. She is survived by two sons, George of Pheonix and Edward of California; and one daughter, Evelyn Berry of Pheonix, Ariz.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery on Saturday, July, 1, 2000. at 11 a.m. There will be a small service at the graveside.
MILDRED M. CLARK ORLANDO, Fla. — Mildred M. Clark, 85, formerly of South Burlington and Brattleboro, Vt., died April 30, 2000, in Ocoee, after a lengthy illness and a very long and good life. Mildred was born June 15, 1914, in Canaan, N.H., the daughter of Clarence and Carrie (Humphrey) Morse. She was one of 11 children. She was married to John B. Clark of Watertown, Mass., on Dec. 7, 1939. they had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary together and remained each other’s best friend throughout their entire lives. Mildred graduated from Brattleboro Union High School in 1932. After graduation, she returned for a postgraduate year of science, the only girl in her chemistry and physics classes. She went on to graduate second in her class from the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing. She lived in Brattleobro, Vt., much of her life, although she and her husband, John, enjoyed 10 wonderful years in the Boston area until her retirement from Harvard University’s Stillman Infirmary in 1976. She was a nurse loved and respected by everyone who came in contact with her. Most recently, Mildred and her husband lived in Orlando. She loved the cumulous clouds and the never-ending blue of the Florida skies, and flights arriving from the northeast that carried her family to her. She spent many happy hours with them and her husband and son on Disney property. She was a woman of deep and abiding faith and unending courage. She was a role model of quiet dignity to all who knew her. Mildred was interested in everything and everyone and always had a kind word and a place in her heart for all. She was a woman of adventure who loved to try new things. All her life she loved to learn, discuss politics and to mother her children. She was passionate about education. She leaves her beloved husband, John, now relocated in South Burlington; her son, John B. Clark Jr. of Orlando, of whom she was very proud, and his partner, Jeneane; a daughter, Anne Tewksbury-Frye and her husband, Daniel T. Frye, of Burlington; and three grandchildren, John B. Clark III, Ian Tewksbury and his wife, Jean, of Manchester, N.H., and Carrie Tewksbury of Burlington. In addition, Mildred is survived by a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Jane Clark of Cambridge, Mass.; and several sisters and brothers, Celia Carley of Brattleboro, Vt., Marion Bemis and her husband of Indianapolis, Ind., Beatrice Brown and her husband of Vernon, Vt., Ralph G. Morse and his wife Mary, of St. Albans, Robert Morse and his wife, Sylvia, and Erlon Morse and his wife, Nancy, all of Springfield, Vt., Harry Morse and his wife, Edith, of Brattleboro; many nieces and nephews; a family of dear friends, both old and new; and a collection of remarkable human bngs who tended her so lovingly in her failing health. She joins those she loved who went before–especially her mother and dad and sister Ruth. There will be a graveside service in her memory for family and friends Thursday, May 25, 2000, at 2 p.m. in Morningside Cemetery in Brattleboro, Vt. She was a miracle and a gift, and we miss her.

DORIS FARRAND BURLINGTON — Doris Farrand, 89, formerly of Gove Court, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, in Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for several years. She was born March 27, 1911, in South Londonderry, the daughter of William H. and Ellen Frances (Smith) Farrand. She was a graduate of Burlington High School and Burlington Business College. Doris retired from the Howard Bank, where she had been a bookkeeper for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Burlington and Beatrice Rebekah Lodge No. 60 of Burlington. Doris loved to spend time traveling. When she lived in the family home on Gove Court, she had beautiful house plants and lovely flower gardens. She was a dear, kind lady. Doris is survived by her cousins, Kenneth Farrand of Ludlow and Arlene Farrand of Florida; and several dear friends including Kim Burbo and her family, Joan Myers, Shirley Irish and Margaret O’Connor. She was predeceased by her cousin, Donald Farrand of Florida. Many thanks to the staff of Birchwood Terrace for the wonderful care Doris received while a resident. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, with burial in the family lot in Lakeview Cemetery. Visiting hours are at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home Activities Fund, 43 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vt. 05401.
MARTIN R. FITZGERALD BURLINGTON — Martin R. Fitzgerald, 57, with the same fierce determination of mind and spirit with which he led his life, fought a year-long battle with cancer until his death April 30, 2000, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Marty was born Dec. 21, 1942, in Burlington, the son of the late Frederick and Margaret (Cague) Fitzgerald. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. Marty graduated from Rice Memorial High School in 1960 and Castleton State College in 1965. He taught grade school in Chesterfield, N.H., until he relocated to Burlington, where he married the love of his life, Nancy Brynn, on Aug. 26, 1967. In September 1967, he started teaching at Weeks School in Vergennes, where he was soon promoted to principal of the elementary school. In 1974, Marty received a master of science degree from St. Michael’s College. He became the supervisor of probation and parole in Burlington. He was promoted to deputy commissioner of that department, where he worked with his mentor and good friend, Con Hogan. Marty became acting commissioner and served in that capacity until 1980, when he left to work with Con at International Coins and Currency. In 1981, Marty became a sales representative with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a position he held until his retirement March 1, 2000. Marty led s life caring for other people, both in his work in public service and in the private sector. With his characteristic determination and dedication to his job, Marty received several achievement awards for outstanding performance during his career of public service in the state of Vermont and his work at Wyeth. Most recently, he received a Citation of Achievement Award, which included attainment of area field trainer, President’s Golden Circle Award, and Level 5 in career development. Marty was an avid sports fan and athlete who was inducted into the Rice Memorial High School Hall of Fame in the fall of 1998. He was also an outstanding basketball player at Castleton State College. His love for sports carried over to adulthood, when he coached Little League in Charlotte and basketball at Christ the King School. He devoted a great deal of his time as president of the Rice Boosters, where he helped raise over $50,000 for sports programs. He took up running and in recent years enjoyed playing golf with his friends and was a member for several years of the Kwiniaska Golf Club. Marty is survived by his loving family: his wife, Nancy Brynn Fitzgerald; their children, Michael and his friend, Alicia, of Charlotte, N.C., Kelly and her husband, John Mahoney, of Boston, and Daniel and his wife, Jennifer, of Arnold, Md.; and his pride and joy grandson, Ryan. In addition, Marty leaves his brother, Frederick (Buzzy) Fitzgerald and his wife, Ruth, of Williston; his nieces, Kathy Reiff and her husband, Brian, of Brookfield, Conn., and Beth Young and her husband, Mark, of Orlando, Fla.; nephews Tom Fitzgerald and his wife, Lisa, of South Burlington, and Dr. Rick Fitzgerald and his wife, Alison, of Syracuse, N.Y. He also leaves his brother-in-law, Peter Brynn, whom he loved as a brother, and his wife, Sue, of Burlington; sisters-in-law Mary Jane Molton and her husband, Fred, of Vienna, Va., Sally Hogan and her husband, Wally, of Marston Mills, Mass., and Susan Peterson and her husband, Richard, of Londonderry, N.H., and their families; cousin Betty Sourmail of Winooski; and several grandnephews and grandnieces. Marty loved the many happy times he spent with his extended family and friends. Marty loved life and showed it every day with his friendly manner and his warm, Irish grin and wink, which won him many, many friends. He shared the blessing of his friendship with seven very close friends with whom he grew p. He shared many laughs, sports efforts and community events with Tom and Shirley Perras and their family, Jim and Carol Laplant, Jim and Bernie Reuschel, John and Maureen Henry, John and Anne Mahoney, Jim and Clorinda Leddy, and Jerry and Andie Desautels. Equally divided in their loyalties between the Yankees and the Red Sox, Marty looked forward to his annual trip to Boston to see the final Series of the season with his close friends and his golf partner, Tom Breiner. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at 11:30 a.m. in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley-VNA, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
CATHERINE M. GAFFNEY BURLINGTON — Catherine M. Gaffney, 78, of South Burlington, died Sunday, April 30, 2000 in the Birchwood Terrace Health Care Center. She was born in Amsterdam, New York on May 31, 1921, the daughter of the late William and Ann (McCabe) Covell. She had been employed with IBM as a switchboard operator for many years, retiring in 1981. She was the widow of David J. Gaffney, Sr., who predeceased her in 1980. She was a member of St. John Vianney Parish. She is survived by 2 children, David J. Gaffney, and his wife, Christie, of South Carolina, and Mary C. Navin and her husband, Richard, of South Burlington; 5 grandchildren, Sheila Shine, Lorrie McKenna, Sean Thomas Gaffney, Erin Navin, and Ryan Navin; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Luksus. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2000 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Amsterdam, N.Y. There will be no visiting hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 5, 2000 at 3 p.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to B Wing Staff Development at Birchwood Terrace Health Care c/o Joan Bombard, 43 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vermont 05401. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, Vt.
HILDA P. GREAVES MORRISVILLE — Hilda P. Greaves, 84, died at her home Sunday, April 30, 2000, with her children at her side. She was born in Hyde Park on July 22, 1915, the daughter of Perley and Ethel (Tallman) Trescott. Hilda was the wife of Perley Martin Greaves, whom she married Nov. 7, 1953. He predeceased her Jan. 5, 1981. Mom will be remembered for her love of her husband and children. She truly loved her home with a full panoramic view of the open fields of the family farm and Mount Mansfield. She spent much time creating beautiful crafts, especially her Christmas ornaments, her hooked rugs, and her embroidery. She loved old-time country music and will be remembered for her love and dedication for her country music friend and artist, Dick Curless. She was instrumental in seeing that he was inducted into Nashville’s ""Country Music Walkway to the Stars.” Hilda is survived by her son, Gary; and her daughter Sharon Rowell and her husband, Bill, both of Morrisville. Also dear to her were Pauline, Terry (Chinook) and Rick Curless, all of Maine; and close friends Scott and Jane Luria and their children, Andrew, Jason and Hope, whom Hilda thought of as her own grandchildren. Besides her parents, Hilda was predeceased by two brothers, Cecil and George. Family services will be held in August at a date and time to be announced. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
DONALD M. HARRIS BURLINGTON — Donald M. Harris, 77, died late Sunday evening, April 30, 2000 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Tammy & Wayne Rich, who cared for him during his last illness along with his son, Donny Harris, Jr. Donald was born in Lyndonville on March 6, 1923, the son of Raymond & Margaret (Kaller) Harris. He was a professional driver with CCTA and with various trucking companies. He was a member of the North Avenue Alliance Church and served for 10 years with the Vermont Army National Guard. Don will be remembered as a strong, friendly man who fought a hard battle with lung cancer. Among his survivors, he leaves his daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Wayne Rich; his son; Donald Harris, Jr.; his former wife, Karen (Millette) Harris and many other grand and great-grandchildren; his sister, Rhea Maes; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in The North Avenue Alliance Church. Visiting hours are today from 2 to 4 p.m. only at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave. Memorial contributions may be sent to be used as the family wishes.
EDWARD F. KEHOE SOUTH BURLINGTON — Edward F. Kehoe of South Burlington died Sunday, April 30 2000, surrounded by his loving family, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in Rutland, the son of the late James and Grace (Bowen) Kehoe. He was a graduate of Rutland High School. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army with the 26th Infantry Regiment. He was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. His military honors include a World War II Victory Medal, two Bronze Battle Stars, American Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and a Purple Heart. Mr. Kehoe served as Vermont Fish and Game commissioner under four governors, from Aug. 16, 1965, to Aug. 31, 1982. Some of his major accomplishments during his 17 years of service were establishing two Green Mountain Conservation camps, expansion and improvement of the warden force, statewide Hunter Safety Program, restoration of Connecticut River salmon and shad, modernization of fish hatcheries, re-establishment of wild turkeys in Vermont, and he was a strong supporter of all sportsmen’s organizations throughout Vermont He was an avid sportsman and belonged to many sportsmen’s organizations including Ducks Unlimited and Vermont Federation of Sportsmen. The Rutland Herald named him ""Outdoorsman of the Century” in 1999. He also belonged to the Montpelier Elks Lodge, VFW, DAV, Lions Club, and was a member of St. John Vianney parish. Prior to serving as Fish and Game commissioner, he owned and operated Kehoe’s Diner in Hydeville and served as town manager in Castleton for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Pauline (Gregory) Kehoe of South Burlington; five daughters, Cherri DeForge and her husband, Tom, of St. Albans, Debbie Jarry of Shelburne, Sandra Beck and her husband, John, of Granby, Conn., Kim Moirano and her husband, Larry, of South Burlington, and Stephanie Armstrong and her husband, Keith, of Upton, Mass.; Paul Jarry of South Burlington; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Jerald Kehoe and two sisters, Susan Cheney and Charlotte LeBlanc, all of Rutland; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Donald, James, Ralph, and Robert. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to either Edward F. Kehoe Conservation Camp, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Dept., 103 S. Main Street, Waterbury, Vt. 05671; Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446; or South Burlington Fire Department, 575 Dorset St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
ROBERT ""NAT” LASH BURLINGTON — Robert ""Nat” Lash, 78, of Burlington died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Sunday, April 30, 2000. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
NATHANIEL ROBERT ”NAT” LASH BURLINGTON –Nathaniel Robert ”Nat” Lash, was born in Burlington on April 19, 1922, the son of Myron and Martha Lash. He graduated from Burlington High School and served four years in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was a graduate of Boston University and was accepted to Harvard’s Graduate School of Business, but entered the family furniture business instead, due to his father’s illness. In 1947, he married Millicent ”Penny” Mandel and they had three sons; Michael, David and Roger. Nat was an avid tennis and golf player, but more than anything, business was his favorite game. Throughout his life, Nat threw himself into the furniture business with great love. He opened numerous furniture stores and was elected a Director of the National Home Furnishings Association. More than having great success in business, Nat had more success raising his family. His desire to be a great husband, father, and grandfather was appreciated by those around him. Nat was a wonderful, kindhearted man, who always looked at life with optimism and enthusiasm. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Penny; his sons, Michael, David and Roger and their wives; his brother, Wallace D. Lash; and nine grandchildren. Nat was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph and Herman Lash. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today in Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 North Prospect Street, Burlington. Interment will follow in Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery, Patchen Rd., South Burlington. The family will be receiving friends at 68 Crescent Road, Burlington from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in Nat’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, PO Box 485, Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.

 

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