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Burlington Free Press Obituaries 03/2001

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BFP<br /> March 2001 Obituaries

Obituaries

March
2001

March 1
NOBLE J. LUCIA BRISTOL — Noble J. Lucia,
82, died Thursday, March 1, 2001 at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.
He was born April, 19, 1918, in Bristol, the son of William and Alma (Booska)
Lucia. Noble served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of the
Bristol American Legion Post #19. He was a well-known carpenter for many
years in the Bristol area, and an avid fish man, hunter and gardener.
Noble is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marjorie (Hallock) Lucia of
Bristol; five sons and their wives, Kenneth and Beatrice Lucia of
Bristol, Larry and Kathy Lucia of Middlebury, Robert and Debra Lucia of
Lincoln, Michael and Francen Lucia of Lincoln, Steve and Sharon Lucia of
Vergennes; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers,
Charles Lucia of Hinesburg and Martin Lucia of Hartford, CT; three
sisters Mable James of Bristol, Genevive Spence of Richmond, Myrtle of
Vergennes; and several nieces and nephews. Noble was predeceased by a
brother John Lucia, and two sisters, Evelyn Dalton and Hazel Grant.
Funeral Services will be held Monday March 5, at 11:00 a.m. at the
Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood
Cemetery in Bristol. Friends may call at the Funeral Home, Sunday March
4, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Bristol
Rescue Squad, Bristol, 05443 or Addison County Home Health and Hospice,
Middlebury, 05753.
HAROLD J. MYOTT RICHFORD — Harold J.
Myott, 92, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care
in Burlington following a brief illness. He was born in Fairfield on
Nov. 18, 1908, the son of George and Jennie (Lucia) Myott. Harold had
been a resident of Richford for the past 28 years, where he was employed
as custodian at the Richford elementary school for 12 years, retiring in
1986. He was also a former resident of Franklin, where he owned a dairy
farm for several years. He is survived by several stepgrandchildren
including Rick Hoy of Richford with whom he made his home; three
stepsons, Richard Kidder of Seaside, Ore., James Kidder of Bay City,
Ore., and Doug Kidder of Richford; two stepdaughters, Andrew Bowden and
Georganna Anderson, both of Richford; a nephew, Ken Lavalla of Richford;
two nieces, Margaret Miller of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Elizabeth
Condit of Sandy Hook, Conn. Funeral services will be held Monday at
11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Richford with the Rev. Albert
Willette officiating. Interment will be later this spring in Enosburg
Center Cemetery. Friends may call on the family at the Spears Funeral
Home, 140 Main St., Richford, on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
JOHN EDWARD RYDER HINESBURG — John Edward
Ryder, 65, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 1, 2001, at his home in
Hinesburg. Mr. Ryder was born in Utica, N.Y., on Sept. 28, 1935, the son
of Harold and Doris (Delpho) Ryder. He attended schools in Utica before
moving to St. Albans in 1949, where he graduated from Bellows Free
Academy in 1953. Mr. Ryder attended Brown University, Temple University
and Hiram College in Ohio from which he received a B.A. degree in
philosophy. He served for two years in the U.S. Army in Korea following
training at the Army Monterey Language School in Monterey, Calif. After
spending several years in Philadelphia, where he worked as a laboratory
technician, Mr. Ryder returned to Vermont with his young family in the
late 1960s. He worked at the Mary Fletcher Hospital briefly, after which
he became a counselor with the Irons Rehabilitation Center at the state
hospital in Waterbury. During his employment with Irons Rehabilitation
Center, Mr. Ryder also served as the director of Tallman House, a
rehabilitation house for persons with mental illness, that was located
on Willard Street in Burlington. Mr. Ryder left this position in 1978
and had been self-employed as a woodworker until his death. Mr. Ryder
was an avid reader as well as a lover of poetry, classical music, movies
and the Vermont countryside. Mr. Ryder is survived by three children,
Clea Cope and her husband, Jesse, of Burlington, Melissa Scanlon and her
husband, Terry, of Fletcher, and Luke Ryder of South Burlington; four
grandchildren, Joseph and Kesha Cope and Oliver and Miles Scanlon; a
niece; and a nephew. His parents and a brother, Harold Ryder,
predeceased him. A funeral service will be held Monday, March 5, 2001,
at 3:30 p.m. in All Saints Episcopal Church, 1250 Spear St., South
Burlington. Burial will be in Hinesburg Village Cemetery in the spring.
There will be no visiting hours. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Moclawi Orphanage, Hilltop Light Ministries, 119 N. Winooski Ave.,
Burlington, VT 05401; and Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane,
Williston, VT 05495. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St.,
Burlington, is in charge of arrangements.
BRANDIE LEIGH TYNAN PANTON — Brandie
Leigh Tynan, 22, died Thursday, March 1, 2001 in Fletcher Allen Health
Care, Burlington. She was born on March 14, 1978 in Burlington, the
daughter of Patrick M. and Sandra (Parot) Tynan. Brandie graduated from
Burlington High School in 1996. She was a member of Americancorp. Her
avid cause was PETA. She was an avid animal lover and loved to travel.
Brandie is survived by her parents of Vermont, a sister Lynsey Bilodeau
of Crown Point, NY; grandparents John and Shirley Tynan of Vergennes;
special aunt and uncle Kelly and Steven Hofmann of Panton, several
aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Saturday March 3, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Peter’s Catholic Church
in Vergennes. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Shoreham in the
spring. Friends may call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes,
Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to the
Addison County Humane Society, Middlebury, 05753
March
2
ADA L. CASLANI BARRE — Ada L. Caslani,
94, formerly of East Parkside Terrace, died Friday, March 2, 2002, at
the home of her daughter, Sandra Reagan, in Moretown. Born Sept. 16,
1906, in Verona, Italy, she was the daughter of Emilio and Luigia (Buniotto)
Formenti. She came to Barre with her parents in 1911. She attended
Spaulding High School. Sept. 19, 1928, she married Eugene L. Caslani in
Barre. They had made their home in Barre and later moved to the Barre-Montpelier
road and finally to Barre in 1986. She enjoyed flower gardening,
knitting, playing cards and cooking. Mrs. Caslani was a member of the
Hedding United Methodist Church and the Hope Circle of the United
Methodist Women. She is survived by two daughters, Constance Newcombe
and her husband, Sidney, of St. Albans, and Sandra Reagan of Moretown;
five grandchildren, Debra Newcombe, Patricia Newcombe, and Pamela Brown,
all of St. Albans, and Kirk Reagan and Bradley Reagan, both of Moretown;
four great-grandchildren, Lucas and Connor Brown and Emily and Abigail
Reagan. She was predeceased by a brother, Gaetano Formenti; and a
sister, Argia Ricciarelli. Her funeral service will be held Saturday,
March 10, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in the Hedding United Methodist Church.
Interment will follow in Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hooker
and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Friday from 7:00 to
9:00 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to Central Vermont
Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641. Services are
under the direction of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy
St., Barre.
HELEN R. (EARLE) CHOUINARD JEFFERSONVILLE
— Helen R. (Earle) Choinard, 78, of Jeffersonville passed away Friday,
March 2, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born
in Eden on May 2, 1922, the daughter of the late Riley and Marion (Deuso)
Earle. She was a graduate of Lamoille Academy High School in Hyde Park.
She married Joseph Alfred ""Pete” Chouinard Jr. on June 14,
1952, in St. John the Apostle Church in Johnson. She owned and operated
a variety store in Jeffersonville for many years, which was then located
at the corner of routes 108 and 15. She was a member of the area
Crescendo Club, a dedicated volunteer of the Copley Hospital Auxiliary
and also volunteered her time at Second Chance, the Copley Hospital
thrift store, for many years. She looked forward to the quiet times of
Vermont summer days, working in her flower and vegetable gardens over
the years. But family was the priority in Helen’s life as a dedicated
and committed wife, mother, grandmother and family caregiver, offering
her unconditional love and attention wherever and whenever needed. Her
devoted commitment to family included organizing the annual family
summer vacations she so enjoyed in the sandy beaches of Maine. Helen
loved everybody and will be greatly missed by all those who had the good
fortune in their lives to know and love her. She is survived by her
loving husband, J. Alfred ""Pete” Chouinard Jr. of
Jeffersonville; two sons, Michael Chouinard and his wife, Laurel, of
Jericho, and Joseph Alfred Chouinard III and his wife, Denise, of Paso
Robles, Calif.; a daughter, Michele Bombardier and her husband, Frank,
of Swanton; three grandchildren, Alyson and Hannah Chouinard, both of
Jericho, and Andrew Bombardier of Swanton; and many cousins. Visiting
hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Monday, March 5,
2001, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in St.
Mary’s Church in Cambridge with Father Francis Prive officiating. Burial
will be in Jeffersonville Village Cemetery in the spring Memorial
contributions may be made in Helen’s memory to Lamoille Home Health and
Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, VT 05661; or Camvridge Rescue Squad,
P.O. Box 431, Jeffersonville, VT 05464.. Arrangements are by the
Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
LOREN S. DRAGON SR. BRISTOL, Conn. –
Loren S. Dragon Sr., 83, of Bristol and South Alburg, Vt., husband of
Mildred (Bezanson) Dragon, died Friday, March 2, 2001. Mr. Dragon was
born in Alburg on Jan. 20, 1918, and was a son of the late Joseph and
Florence (Hilliker) Dragon. He served in the Merchant Marine during
World War II and worked as a self-employed plumbing contractor in
Bristol and retired from the plumbers’ union, Local 76 of Hartford. He
also owned and operated ""Kathy’s Kitchen,” a summer
restaurant inSouth Alburg, for 25 years. In addition to his wife, whom
he married Aug. 3, 1941, Mr. Dragon is survived by a son and
daughter-in-law, Loren Dragon Jr. and Stella of Bristol; six daughters
and sons-in-law, Donna and Peter Danylow, Nina and Bill Kelley, Cathy
and Salvatore Ruscitti, and Holly and Barry Simard, all of Bristol, Nan
and Edwin Grosky of Southington, and Dale and Wayne Goodrich of North
Hero, Vt.; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law
and his wife, Donald and Barbara Bezanson; and several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by two grandsons, Barry and Jimmy Dragon.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in
Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Peacedale Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave.,
Bristol, Conn., on Monday from 2;00 to 4:00 p.m. Memorial donations may
be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 154 Meadow St., Bristol, CT 06010 (www.funkfuneralhome.com).
DORIS R. DRURY GRAND ISLE — Doris R.
Drury, 76, died Friday, March 2, 2001, following a brief illness,
surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Burlington on Jan. 2,
1925, the daughter of the late Robert F. Rand and Elizabeth (Anderson)
Rand. Doris was married to her loving husband of 53 years, Harris K.
Drury Jr., in 1947. They raised their family in Essex Junction and later
moved to Grand Isle. She was employed by Dr. John Stokes at Green
Mountain Animal Hospital for 28 years. She was an avid dog show
enthusiast and past president of Champlain Valley Kennel Club. She is
survived by two sons, Harris (Ben) and his wife, Kim, of Essex Junction,
and Robert of Essex; two daughters, Diane Wing and her husband, James,
of Grand Isle, and Debra Drury and her friend, Mary Hirst, of Essex; 12
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. At her request, there will
be no visiting hours or services. However, the family will hold an
appreciation party for Doris on Saturday, March 10, from 1:00 to 4:00
p.m. at Ben and Kim’s, 39 East Street, Essex Junction. A private
graveside gathering will be held for the immediate family, at their
convenience. Arrangements are made by the Corbin and Palmer Funeral
Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made in her name to either The Visiting Nurse Association of
Grand Isle, Route 2, South Hero, VT 05486; or Grand Isle Rescue, Faywood
Road, Grand Isle, VT 05458.
ALBERT T. EMOND OCALA, Fla. — Albert T.
Emond, 78, passed away peacefully Friday, March 2, 2001, at his home in
Ocala. Al was born March 31, 1922, in Moretown, Vt., the son of Leon and
Hattie Machia Emond. On May 20, 1941, he married Olive Carr, who
predeceased him Sept. 22, 1996. They resided most of their years
together at Malletts Bay in Colchester. Al was employed for 40 years at
General Electric in Burlington, retiring in 1983. He was a loving and
devoted husband, father and grandfather. Besides spending time with his
family, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf and bowling. He moved to Ocala
in 1997, where he lived close to one of his brothers and two of his
sisters. He is survived by four children: a daughter, Grace, and her
husband, Joseph, of Northumberland, Pa.; three sons, Albert and his
wife, Doris, of Winooski, Vt., David and his wife, Linda, of Boise,
Idaho, and Kenneth and his wife, Sandra, of Colchester; 14
grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. His is also survived by
sisters Phyllis Feasel and her husband, Ralph, of Ocala, Eunice Houle
and her husband, Lucien, of Inverness, Fla., and Thelma Goodreau of
Manchester, Conn.; a sister-in-law, Marge Emond of Westfield, Mass.; two
brothers, Leon of Ocala, and Stanley Emond and his wife, Rosemary of
Plantsville, Conn. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Olive; a
sister, Erlene; and a brother, Duane. A funeral service will be held
Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Route
7, Milton. Burial will be held in the spring in the Milton Village
Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in Al’s memory may be made
to the American Cancer Society, New England Division Inc., 11 Loomis
St., Montpelier, VT 05602-3021. Visiting hours will be held today from
7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesday from noon until the hour of the service
in the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.
TERRENCE ""TERRY” ROCK McGARGHAN ROCHESTER,
N.H. — Terrence ""Terry” Rock McGarghan, 61, of 17 Knight
Court died Friday, March 2, 2001, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was born
Aug. 14, 1939, in Burlington, Vt., the son of the late Dwight and
Mercedes (Rock) McGarghan. Mr. McGarghan had lived in Rochester since
1962. He owned and operated the DJ company, Musical Memories. He served
in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Mr. McGarghan was a very
active member of the Rochester community: Rochester Citizen of the Year;
Rochester Opera House fundraiser and auctioneer; Rochester Centennial
chairperson; Lilac Family Fun Festival; member of St. Mary’s Church; St.
Mary’s Thanksgiving raffle and penny sale; Rochester Jaycees, DSA
winner; life member of the Rochester Jaycees; Granite Statesman, highest
award of the Jaycees; U.S. Jr. Ambassador, highest award of the U.S.
Jaycees; Senator Award, highest award of the World Jaycees; member of
Rochester Elks, Show of Shows I & II, performed as Ed Sullivan and
The Blues Brothers; Knights of Columbus; Rochester Heritage Trust;
Kiwanis member; toastmaster; emcee; president of the Club Victoire;
co-chairperson of the Rochester MDA Telethon; narrator of the Rochester
Christmas parade; member of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce; founding
board member of the Safe Halloween Program; director of the Rochester
Alternative Baseball Program; Frisbee Hospital fundraiser for the
""Frisbee Follies,” Allain’s Jewelry softball team; Arthur’s
Market softball team; Rochester city councilor, Ward 5; mayoral
candidate for Rochester; Channel 12 New England Cablevision host; Santa
Claus for charitable events; March of Dimes Telethon; veteran of the
U.S. Air Force, 1957-1965; WWNH-DJ, election coverage, sports
commentator; past city director, Rochester Recreation Department;
Rochester Courier reporter; Campus Copy business owner; realtor; Exeter
Country Club golf pro during their Centennial Year celebration; DJ and
justice of the peace. Members of his family include his sons, Gary
McGarghan of Rochester and Ryan McGarghan of West Palm, Fla.; his
daughters, Karen McGarghan of Rochester and Paula Peter of Australia;
his grandchildren, Danny and Even Drouin of Rochester; his sisters,
Patricia Armstrong of Dallas, Candy Koenman of Berlin, Vt., and Kimberly
McGarghan of Virginia. Terry leaves many friends. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Rochester Opera House/The Terry McGarghan
Fund, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, NH 03867. Calling hours will be held
Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Church of the
Redeemer, Wakefield Street, Rochester. Any photos you may have of Terry
may be brought to the service and will be put on a memory board. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the new
St. Mary’s Church, Lowell Street, Rochester, with Father Francis Kelso,
celebrant. Burial will be in the spring in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the R.M. Edgerly & Son
Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., Rochester, N.H.
GORDON T. POTTER WINTER HAVEN, Fla./EAST
BERKSHIRE — Gordon T. Potter, 74, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at his
home in Winter Haven, Fla., following a brief illness. He was born in
East Berkshire on Dec. 13, 1926, the son of Myron and Blanche (Coburn)
Potter. Gordon was a former resident of East Berkshire, a member of the
First Congregational Church and the Vermont Retired State Employees
Association. He was a 1944 graduate of Richford High School. He was a
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion
Post No. 12 of Richford. After serving in the Navy, Gordon owned and
operated a dairy farm until 1962. From 1962 until his retirement in
1986, he was employed by the Vermont Department of Forests and Parks as
a park ranger at the Grand Isle and Sandbar state parks. Since his
retirement, Gordon spent the winters in Florida and summers in Vermont.
He is survived by two sons and their wives, Bruce and Denise Potter of
East Berkshire, and John and Gail Potter of Hibbing, Minn.; a brother,
Earl Potter of Ventura, Calif.; a sister, Doris Farnsworth of Essex
Junction; six grandchildren five great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mabel; a son, Alan; and a
grandson, Jacob. Friends may call on the family Wednesday from noon to
1:00 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg
Falls. Funeral services will then be held at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral
home. Interment will follow in the Congregational Cemetery in East
Berkshire. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made
to the Berkshire Fire Department, c/o Mrs. Betty Archambault, 3082
Vermont 105, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450. Spears Funeral Home is in charge
of arrangements.
ELIZABETH ""BETTY” V. ROWAN BURLINGTON
— Elizabeth ""Betty” V. Rowan, born to this life Jan. 8,
1917; born to Eternal Life March 2, 2001. The Sisters of Mercy were
special friends of Betty. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Mount
St. Mary’s on Mansfield Avenue on Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at 4:30 p.m.
March
3
JEAN A. BRENNAN JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jean
A. Brennan, 73, a resident of Jacksonville and formerly of Williston,
Vt., passed away quietly March 3,2001. Survivors include one sister,
Mary Kehoe; three brothers, James, Robert and Jerome Carrigan; two sons,
Terry Brennan of Essex Junction, Vt., and Patrick Brennan of
Jacksonville; one daughter, Margaret Chignon of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; 11
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her
husband, James Oliver; and a son, Peter Joseph. A memorial service will
be held for the late Mrs. Brennan at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2001,
in the old church in St. Joseph’s parish. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam
Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
DONNA (PRATT) BRINKLOW JENSEN BEACH,
Fla./Jericho — Donna (Pratt) Brinklow, 41, formerly of Winooski, died
in Martin Memorial Hospital North in Stuart, Fla., on Saturday, March 3,
2001, following a long illness. Donna was born in Burlington on Aug. 13,
1959, the daughter of Gary and Lillian (Bishop) Pratt. She was a 1976
graduate of Winooski High School. She married Harold ""Ed”
Brinklow in Colorado. Donna was a wonderful homemaker and was devoted to
her family. She is survived by her husband, Harold ""Ed”
Brinklow, and their son, Joshua, of Jensen Beach, Fla.; her
stepdaughter, Tabatha Pear of Front Royal, Va.; her father, Gary Pratt
and his wife, Dorothy, of Colchester; her mother, Lillian Bishop Wilbur
of Colchester; three brothers, David Pratt of Essex Junction, Derrick
Pratt and his wife, Kathy, of Grand Isle, and Darin Pratt of Richmond, a
sister, Diane LaPointe and her husband, Marc, of Scottsdale, Ariz.;
brothers-in-law Kimmy Brinklow and Jack Miller, both of Front Royal,
Va.; her special aunt and caregiver, Jeanette Raccine; and several
aunts, uncles cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001, in
Holy Rosary Church in Richmond with burial in Jericho Center Cemetery in
the spring. Visiting hours are from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 9,
2001, Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. In lieu of flowers,
memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, Melanoma
Division, 150 Kennedy Drive, Suite 4, South Burlington, VT 05403.
REGINALD E. DUVAL SR. BURLINGTON –
Reginald E. Duval Sr., 67, of Burlington died in Fletcher Allen Health
Care on March 3, 2001. He was born in Burlington on Aug. 15, 1933, the
son of Paul F. Duval Sr. and Elizabeth (Gagen) Duval. Reginald worked
for the Burlington Free Press and the Burlington Electric Department. He
is survived by his wife of 40 years, Beverly A. (Reska) Duval of
Burlington; his children and their spouses, Reginald E. Duval Jr., Paula
Jean Stewart and Jay Stewart Sr., all of Burlington, and Chris E. and
Kathy Duval of Milton; two sisters, Josephine Reilly of Winooski and
Joyce Foley and her husband, Walter, of Colchester; four brothers and
their spouses, James and Rae Duval of New Hampshire, Thomas Duval Sr.
and Shirley Duval of Burlington, Francis and Renee Duval of St. Lucie,
Fla., and Peter and Noreen Duval of Florida; his brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law, Joseph and Lynn Reska of Lawton, Okla., Jacqueline and
Frederick Brown of Milton, and Barbara Chaloux of Oak Harbor, Wash.;
five grandchildren, Mindy Stewart, Jay Stewart Jr., and Ashley Stewart,
all of Burlington, and Caitlynn and Chantele Duval, both of Milton; and
several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Reginald was predeceased by
a brother, Paul Duval, in 1996. A funeral service will take place at
9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N.
Winooski Ave., Burlington, with interment to follow in Lakeview
Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2:00 to 4:00
and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard
Funeral Directors.
MARY (HANLEY) GILLILAN BURLINGTON — Mary
(Hanley) Gillilan, 81, a longtime resident of Burlington, died Saturday,
March 3, 2001, after a short illness, in Green Mountain Nursing Home in
Colchester. She was born in Fletcher on June 18, 1919, the daughter of
the late William and Angeline (Furkey) Ryan. Mary attended Bellows Free
Academy in Fairfax. She was married to Roy Gillilan, who predeceased
her. She worked at General Electric from 1948 until her retirement in
1983. She was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Burlington. Mary
will always be remembered for her many years of dancing with friends at
the St. John’s Club in Burlington. The family would like to give special
thanks to Dr. Tania Bertsch and to the staff at Green Mountain Nursing
Home. She is survived by a daughter, Yvonne and her husband, Roger
Tremblay, of St. Albans Bay; a sister-in-law, Arlene of Fletcher; seven
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a son, Rodney Hanley; and a brother, Alfred Ryan.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 5, 2001, at noon in the
LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski with interment following in
Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Green
Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, VT 05601. Visiting hours
will be Monday, March 5, 2001, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the
service in the La- Vigne Funeral Home Inc. 132 Main St., Winooski.
EDWIN E. HILL MORRISVILLE — Edwin E.
Hill, 66, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington following a brief illness. He was born in Morristown on June
16, 1934, the son of Karl and Ruth (Whittemore) Hill. He was previously
married to Alice Emerson, He was currently married to the former Frances
Laird. Besides Frances, he is survived by two daughters, Robin Audet and
her husband, Donald, and Mary Ashline and her friend, Tim Lahey; two
sons, Richard and his wife, Charlotte, and Eddie Jr.; six grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; seven brothers; and a sister. Ed was
predeceased by a brother. Funeral services will be held at 11:00
Saturday, March 10, 2001, in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn
St., Morrisville. Visiting hours will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday
at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ed’s memory
may be made to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, P.O. Box 38, Lake
Elmore, VT 05657.
JANICE A. MORSE WATERBURY — Janice A.
Morse, 77, of Little River Road passed away Saturday, March 3, 2001, in
Fletcher Allen Health Care, MCHV campus, from injuries sustained in an
automobile accident. Born in Greenfield, Mass., on Sept. 5, 1923, she
was the daughter of the late Earle and Martha (Armstrong) Keet. April 8,
1945, she married Edward A. Morse in Boston. Jan was a 1941 graduate of
Brighton High School in Boston. As a young woman, she worked in the
Boston area as a secretary. In the summer of 1945, following their
marriage, she and her husband moved to Waterbury, where they had made
their home since. Raising her family and busy as a homemaker, she also
worked for more than 20 years as a correspondent for the Times Argus and
The Burlington Free Press newspapers. A faithful and loyal member of the
Wesley United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, her other
memberships included the Waterbury Women’s Club and the Harry N. Cutting
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59. Active in the community, she was a
former Cub Scout den mother, member of the Civil Defense and had a
featured article in the History of Waterbury about Little River and the
Waterbury dam area. For more than 10 years, she and Ed opened their home
to a number of foreign exchange students, many of whom have remained
close throughout the years. Her leisure time was filled with gardening,
enjoying music, visiting with people, caring for her pets, and her
well-known vocation, baking. She is survived by her husband of 55 years,
Edward of Waterbury; two daughters, Virginia Bockmiller of Deland, Fla.,
and Laurie Lamorey of Waterbury Center; two sons, Edward E. Morse of
Essex Junction, and David A. Morse of San Diego, Calif.; eight
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. A sister,
Virginia Spinney, predeceased her. A celebration of Jan’s life will be
held from the Wesley United Methodist Church in Waterbury on Wednesday
at 2:30 p.m. There will be no calling hours. A reception will follow
services in the church dining hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, P.O.
Box 214, Waterbury, VT 05676. Arrangements are in the care of the
Perkins-Parker Funeral Home, Waterbury.
GARY JOSEPH SEYMOUR BURLINGTON — Gary
Joseph Seymour, 47, of Pine Street, died Saturday March 3, 2001 in his
home. He was born in Plattsburgh on February 11, 1954, the son of Robert
J. and Vivian (Martineau) Seymour. Gary had worked construction and had
worked for Frank Pabst before a diving accident left him disabled. He
was predeceased by a son, Gary Joseph Seymour, Jr., in 1975, and by his
father in 1976. Gary is survived by his mother Vivian Aldridge of
Plattsburgh, two sons, Michael Seymour of Plattsburgh and James Seymour
of California; two daughters, Sonya Seymour Nelson of Plattsburgh, Sarah
Seymour of California; his caregiver and companion, Mary Doolin of
Burlington; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Wayne and Linda
Seymour of Plattsburgh; Curtis and Gail Seymour of Plattsburgh; Terry
Seymour and his companion Kim Daniels of Plattsburgh; a sister and her
companion Tammy Erkins and Alex Burgos of Burlington, and several
grandchildren, nieces and nephews Calling hours will be Tuesday from
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in
Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday
March 7, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church Treadwells Mills.
Interment will be at a later date in the family plot in St. Peters
Cemetery. Friends wishing to do so, may forward memorial contributions
to Gary’s mother.
ELSIE S. TATRO ALBURG — Mrs. Elsie S. Tatro,
79, the beloved wife and partner of Harland Tatro and a longtime
resident of Alburg Village, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, in Fletcher
Allen Health Care in Burlington. Elsie was born in Reading, Pa., the
daughter of the late Morris and Beulah (Freyberger) Stump. She graduated
from Mount Penn High School in Pennsylvania. July 21, 1945, she married
Harland Tatro, who survives her. For more than 25 years, Elsie and
Harland together owned and operated the Alburg Auction House, and she
also served as the business bookkeeper. An active member of the Alburg
community, she had been a member of the Alburg Playground Association,
American Legion, Creller-Landon Post 60 Ladies Auxiliary, and served as
a town school director and secretary for Alburg Elementary School. In
earlier years, she worked for the Chittenden Trust Company and prior to
her marriage lso worked in the insurance field in Pennsylvania. She was
also a member of several round- and square-dancing clubs. She will
always be remembered as a fine collector of glass china, glass clowns
and glass paperweights. She and Harland also enjoyed playing bridge
weekly. In addition to her husband of 55 years, Harland, Elsie leaves
three sons, Terry Tatro and his wife, Kathy, Ralph Tatro, and Timothy
Tatro; and three grandchildren, Leigh-Anne, Joshua, and Kayla Tatro, all
of Alburg; a sister, Mrs. Violet Batz and her husband, Forrest, of the
Reading, Pa., area; three sisters-in-law, Annabelle Stump of Reading,
Valerie Jarvis and Athalie Tatro of Alburg; and several nieces, nephews
and cousins. A brother, Alton Stump, predeceased her. A memorial service
will be held Friday, March 9, 2001, at 3:00 p.m. from the Kidder
Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Interment will be private and at
the convenienc of the family. The family will receive friends in the
funeral home immediately following the services. A luncheon reception
will also follow at the American Legion hall on North Main Street in
Alburg village. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Elsie’s memory may be made
to Alburg Rescue, c/o Terry Tatro, Alburg, VT 05440
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JEAN LAURA YOUNG BROWN SOUTH BURLINGTON –
Jean L. Brown, 73, died Sunday, March 4, 2001 in Fletcher Allen Health
Care. She was the daughter of Laura and Ernest Bradway, who predeceased
her. She was also predeceased by two husbands, Warren H. Young and
Robert Brown. She is survived by three sons; Gary A. Young, Mark H.
Young and Barry W. Young, a stepson, Kevin C. Brown; four
granddaughters, Jennifer, Jessica, Katie and Christy Young; one grandson
Warren J. Young; two step-grandchildren Kevin and Emily Brown; and
several nieces and nephews. She worked at the Maternities, Inc. sewing
factory for 20 years, retired from IBM after 15 years, and recently
worked at the VNA. Visiting hours will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S.
Union St., Burlington. Funeral services will be held at 10:000 a.m.
Thursday, March 8, 2001 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers,
memorial gifts may be made to the VNA 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT
05446
IRMA ALICE (MALLOW) MARSHALL ESSEX
JUNCTION — Irma A. Marshall, 93, died Sunday, March 4, 2001 in Fletcher
Allen Health Care following a brief illness. She was born in
Minneapolis, MN on November 28, 1907, the daughter of William and
Josephine R. (Spinner) Mallow. She graduated from Johnson Normal School
and taught elementary school in Waterbury, Lebanon NH and other towns in
Vermont. Irma was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and
jigsaw puzzles. She also watched many game shows on TV and constantly
was quick with the answers. She had also been a member of O.E.S. She is
survived by several nieces and nephews. At her request, there are no
visiting hours or services. A private graveside service for immediate
family will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts
may be made to Essex Rescue, P.O. Box 124, Essex Junction, VT
05453-0124. Arrangements are by Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot
Street, Richmond
DELMONT ZOELLER STREMLAU BURLINGTON –
Delmont Zoeller Stremlau died peacefully Sunday, March 4, 2001, in
Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Del was born Feb. 18, 1905, in
Meriden, Conn., the son of Charles W. and Wilhemina (Steinigans)
Stremlau. He was a very wise, warm and quick-witted person, always ready
to greet his friends and family with a big hug. His first priority was
his wive and family. He looked out for their well-being until the end.
Del married Frances Linnette Jones of Hartford, Conn., on April 15,
1938. He was a member of longstanding and a past deacon of the First
Church of Christ, Congregational, in Wethersfield, Conn. Later, he was a
member of the First Parish Church in Brunswick, Maine. Del graduated
from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, N.Y., in 1927 with a
degree in electrical engineering. He worked for three years as a civil
engineer with the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. He was then
employed by the Connecticut Valley Power Exchange in Hartford, Conn.,
the first organization involved in power pooling in the U.S.A. He
retired in 1970 as the manager. During his retirement, Del was very
active, volunteering at Hartford Hospital, Meals on Wheels, at the
Windsor Locks Airport information desk, the Wadsworth Athenaeum Art
Museum, and he served on the Connecticut Lemon Laws board. Del and Fran
brought up their family in Wethersfield, Conn., where they lived until
1991, when they moved to Thornton Oaks, a retirement community in
Brunswick, Maine. In November 2000, they moved to Vermont. Del leaves
his wife, who now resides in Shelburne at The Arbors.; a daughter, Sara
Pryde and her husband, David, of Colchester, with whom he was living;
Sara’s sons, David A. Treybal of Abilene, Texas, and John R. Treybal and
his wife, Kiersten, of South Burlington. Del also leaves a son, Peter K.
Stremlau and his wife, Marcia, of Brooklin, Maine, and Peter’s son,
Zachary H. Stremlau of San Francisco; a niece, Janice Mackesson and her
husband, John, of Wethersifeld, Conn.; and a nephew, Spencer Stremlau
and his longtime companion, Cory, of West Hartford, Vt.; several
cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great-nieces and
great-great nephews. Del was predeceased by his parents; a brother,
Karl; and two brothers, Arthur Frank and Lauren, who died in childhood.
His infant son, Robert York Stremlau; and a stillborn daughter also
predeceased him. There are no visiting hours, as his body has been left
to medical science per his wishes. A memorial service will be held
Saturday, March 10, 2001, in The United Church of Colchester, 900 Main
St., Colchester, Vt. Donations may be made in Del’s memory to the
Colchester Rescue Squad, Blakely Road, Colchester, VT 05446.also leaves
a son, Peter K. Stremlau and his wife, Marcia, of Brooklin, Maine, and
Peter’s son, Zachary H. Stremlau of San Francisco; a niece, Janice
Mackesson and her husband, John, of Wethersifeld, Conn.; and a nephew,
Spencer Stremlau and his longtime companion, Cory, of West Hartford,
Vt.; several cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews; and
great-great-nieces and great-great nephews. Del was predeceased by his
parents; a brother, Karl; and two brothers, Arthur Frank and Lauren, who
died in childhood. His infant son, Robert York Stremlau; and a stillborn
daughter also predeceased him. There are no visiting hours, as his body
has been left to medical science per his wishes. A memorial service will
be held Saturday, March 10, 2001, in The United Church of Colchester,
900 Main St., Colchester, Vt. Donations may be made in Del’s memory to
the Colchester Rescue Squad, Blakely Road, Colchester, VT 05446.
March
5
LOIS BARBARA (WILLIAMSON) ABELL BURLINGTON
–Lois W. Abell died in Burlington on Monday, March 5, 2001 after a
brief illness. She was born June 23, 1909 the daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
Harold Williamson of Bristol. She was the widow of Dr. C. Douglas Abell
of Burlington. She graduated from Mary Fletcher School of Nursing and
was the first licensed X-Ray technician in Vermont. Lois is survived by
her daughter, Janet Abell Gibbs and her husband Leonard Gibbs; four
granddaughters, Amie Stewart and husband Karl, Katie Baldwin and husband
Dr. Steven Rogers, Lois Stirling Gibbs and Ruth Addison Gibbs; two
great-grandsons, K J and Patrick Stewart. Also in her close family are
six nephews: Jack and Susan Williamson, Ron Williamson, Mark and
Gretchen Williamson, Bruce and Linda Williamson, Chris and Ginger
Williamson, John and Laurel Engle and a niece, Mary and Tom Windish plus
all their many children. Lois will be fondly remembered by friends from
Bristol and Long Point, No. Ferrisburgh, where from 1921 to 2000 she
spent most of the summers of her life; and by those with whom she worked
and worshipped at the First Baptist Church of Burlington, and by
companions in the Home Dem Club, which she has met regularly for 25
years. Those who wish to make gifts in her memory may send contributions
to Kurn Hattin Homes, Westminster. There will be a memorial service at
1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2001 in the 1st Baptist Church, St. Paul
St., Burlington. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 So. union St.,
Burlington, is in charge of arrangements.
MERRILL E. AGEL BURLINGTON –Merrill E.
Agel, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, March 5, 2001 at Fletcher Allen
Health Care. He was born July 27, 1911 in Boston, the son of Max and
Bessie (Sacks) Agel. He resided on North Street in Burlington for most
of his life. For more than 50 years Merrill with his brother Irwin owned
and operated Public Service Paper Company on Battery Street in
Burlington and then Green Mountain Storage Company on Lower Maple
Street. He was an avid golfer, enjoying his time spent playing the game
at the Burlington Country Club. He was a gentle man with a kind and
generous spirit. In the early 1950′s he participated in the fund raising
and building of the Ohavi Zedek Synagogue on North Prospect St. in
Burlington. He was a loving and generous brother and uncle, enjoying the
time spent with his nieces, nephews and sister, Shirley. Merrill is
survived by his sister, Shirley Rutstein of Burlington; three nieces,
Gilah Podell of Framingham, Mass., Judy Agel of Palo Alto, Calif., Mimi
Stang of Greensboro, N.C.; five nephews, Jonathan Rutstein of Haverhill,
N.H., Robert Agel of Albany, N.Y., William Goldman of Rutland, Peter
Goldman of Cherry Hill, N.J. and Dr. Michael Temko of Hampton, Va.; and
one grandnephew, Aaron Merrill Rutstein of Carlisle, Pa. A funeral
service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue with
Rabbi Joshua Chasan officiating, assited by Cantor Jerrold Held.
Interment will follow in Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery, Patchen Rd.,
South Burlington. Preparation rites were by the Jewish Sacred Society.
The family will sit shivah at Merrill’s home, 401 North St., Burlington
on Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and
Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Contributions in Merrill’s memory may be made to
the Rabbi’s Fund, c/o Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 No. Prospect St.,
Burlington VT 05401. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral
Directors.
SANDY J. (PRUDENZANO) ALBERTS SOUTH HERO
— Sandy J. (Prudenzano) Alberts, 60, died Monday March 5, 2001 at the
Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born on May 5, 1940,
in Burlington the daughter of Jack and Margaret (Desautels) Prudenzano.
Sandy graduated from Cathedral High School. She enjoyed spending time
with her grandchildren, camping, reading and antiques. She is survived
by her husband, Wayne Alberts of South Hero; her father; Jack Prudenzano
of Williston; her daughter, Laurie Anne McKee and her husband Lance of
Hinesburg; her grandchildren Kory and Kyle Key, and Milia McKee of
Hinesburg; sister Sharron Gagliano and her husband Tony of Essex Jct;
brother David Prudenzano and his wife Lorraine of Burlington; her
step-children; Shelley Alberts of Williston; and her children Melinda
and Paul Gorton; and step-son Darby Alberts of Burlington. She was
predeceased by her mother, Margaret (Desautels) Prudenzano in October
1989. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 9, 2001 at
10:00 a.m. in the St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 160 Hinesburg Road,
South Burlington. Burial will be at a later date in the spring in the
family lot in East End Cemetery, Williston. Visiting hours will be on
Thursday, March 8 from 2 to4 p.m. at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral
Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Jct. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations can be made to The American Heart Association, New England
Affiliate, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-4688.
KATHERINE BLOW BAKER SOUTH HERO –
Katherine Blow Baker, 74, of Baker Lane died Monday evening, March 5,
2001 in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Katherine was
born February 24, 1926 in South Hero, the daughter of the late George
and Elizabeth LaPointe Blow. On September 20, 1945 she was married to
Claude E. Baker in St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church in South Hero. She
was a person who loved her family and enjoyed cooking, embroidery and
quilt making. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be dearly
missed by all. She leaves her husband to whom she has been married to
for 55 years, Claude of South Hero and her children, Jean Prouty and her
husband Ronald of Grand Isle; Joan Cota and her husband Henry; John
Baker and his wife Mary; James Baker and his wife Jeri all of South Hero
and Jeffery Baker and his fiance Celeste Bransfield of St. Albans. Her
10 grandchildren, Cathie Larson; Jill Brownell; Patrick Prouty;
Jennifer, Adam, Danielle, Elizabeth, Lee Michael, Brittany and Reace
Baker. Her great grandchildren, Shannon and Nathan Brownell; Nicholas,
Jordyn and Jenelle Lawrence; Erin and Morgan Prouty; T.J. Lawrence,
Samantha, Alyx, Danielle and Dakota Larson and Dylan, Joey and Shelley
Bransfield. One brother; Armand Blow and his wife Kitty of South Hero
and her two sisters, Marjorie Baker of South Hero and Marion Bushway and
her husband Maynard of Dunnellon, Fla. She also leaves a special
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hank and Alice Baker of Essex Jct. as
well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant
daughter; Jill Ann Baker in 1963 and four brothers, T. George, Edwin,
Ivan and Paul Blow. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday
morning, March 9, 2001 at 11 a.m. in St. Rose de Lima Church in South
Hero with the Reverend Philip Branon as Celebrant and Homilist. Visiting
hours will be held Thursday evening, March 8, 2001 from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. in the St. Rose de Lima Church Hall. Arrangements are by the Minor
Funeral Home of Milton.
HELEN V. BESSETTE HINESBURG — Helen V.
Bessette, 71, of Kelley’s Field in Hinesburg died unexpectedly Monday,
March 5, 2001. She was born in Bristol, Conn., on Feb. 13, 1930, the
daughter of Harvey and Lillian (Purinton) Blow. She moved to Shelburne
in 1940. She attended Burlington schools. Sept. 21, 1946, she was
married to John D. Bessette, who predeceased her Oct. 18, 1982. She was
a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked at
many different jobs over the years to support her large family. She
dedicated far more of her time to raising her eight children. In her
later years, she was a devoted grandmother. Her grandchil- dren called
her a ""cool grandmother.” High praises indeed. She had lived
at Kelley’s Field in Hinesburg for the past three years. She had many
good friends among the people at Kelley’s Field. Helen is survived by
her children and their spouses, John D. Bessette Jr. and his wife, Pat,
of Missoula, Mont., James D. and his wife, Shirley, of South Burlington,
Richard A. and his wife, Paulette, of South Burlington, Stephen A.
Bessette of Burlington, William C. Bessette of Essex Junction, Louanne
B. Weaver and her husband, Gary, of Richmond, and Patricia A. Quintin
and her husband, Larry, of Hinesburg; a sister, Doris Lamotte of
Burlington; and a brother, Irwin Blow. She was predeceased by a son,
Charles R. Bessette, on Nov. 15, 1997. At the request of the family,
there will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions in her name may be sent to the American Diabetes
Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, VT 05446. Funeral services
will be held Thursday, March 8, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in the First United
Baptist Church in Huntington. The family would like to invite friends to
a gathering in the church annex following the service. Arrangements are
by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
DORIS FRANCES DARLING BARRE TOWN — Doris
Frances Darling, 82, of Hill Street, died Monday, March 5, 2001, in the
Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Born November 16, 1918 in Woburn,
Mass., she was the daughter of James H. and Mabel (Neergaard) Scott. She
attended Woburn schools and graduated from Woburn High School in 1936.
In earlier years, she had been employed in the sales and clerical field.
On December 3, 1942, she married G. Samuel Darling in Woburn, Mass. and
they made their home in Woburn. Following his military discharge, they
lived in Groton and moved to Barre in 1954. She was a partner with her
husband in the real estate and land development business, especially on
Trow Hill. He died on July 23, 1992. She was a long-time member of the
Barre Congregational Church and its Women’s Fellowship, the Altrusa Club
and the Central Vermont Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Darling was a talented
artist and craftsperson. Survivors include two daughters, Lynda Waltien
and her husband, Steve of Shelburne and Beverly Sassorossi and her
husband, Jeff of West Lebanon, NH; two grandsons, Stevenson Waltien and
William Sassorossi; two granddaughters, Alexandra Waltien and Kristine
Sassorossi; nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband and her
parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, James Scott, Robert
Scott and Walter Scott; and three sisters, Lillian Nagle, Ruth Kelly and
Shirley McCue. Her funeral service will be held in the Barre
Congregational Church on Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. Entombment
will be in the Elmwood Cemetery Vault to await burial in the Elmwood
Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Contributions in her memory may be
made to the Barre Congregational Church, Book of Remembrance, 35 Church
St., Barre VT 05641; or to the Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington
Street, Barre VT 05641; or to the Central Vermont Home Health and
Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre VT 05641. Services are under the
direction of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street,
Barre VT.
JOSEPHINE K. DIVOLL ROCKINGHAM –
Josephine K. Divoll, 86, of Rockingham Hill Road, died Monday March 5,
2001 in the McGirr Nursing Home, Bellows Falls. She was born August 15,
1914 in Ridgefield Park NJ, the daughter of Charles A. and Josephine (Dalrymple)
Knox. She was a graduate of Ridgefield Park High School and also
graduated from Middlebury College in 1935. In 1937, she married Natt
Divoll, Jr. in Lake Mohawk, NJ. While her husband served in the US Navy
during WWII, Josephine operated the family farm. She worked as a legal
secretary in her husband’s law practice, as well as a Social Worker for
the State of Vermont. Josephine was a member of the Pleasant Valley
Grange for many years. She loved taking care of her family and farm,
gardening, horseback riding, playing bridge and traveling. She had been
a winter resident of Iverness, FL since 1982 Mrs. Divoll is survived by
her husband, Natt; three sons, Knox Divoll of Manchester; N. Lincoln
Divoll III, and Scott Divoll of Rockingham; one daughter Marcia Divoll
of Nahant, MA; and three grandchildren, Lisa, Ira and Jan Divoll. A
Memorial Service will be held at the Rockingham Meeting House at a later
date. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Divoll’s memory may be made to the
Norris Cotton Cancer Center, c/o Deborah Scribner, One Medical Drive,
Lebanon, NH 03756. Arrangements are by Fenton and Hennessey Funeral
Home, Bellows Falls.
WARREN FRANK LAWRENCE SHELBURNE — Warren
Frank Lawrence, 86, formerly of Charlotte, died in Burlington Health and
Rehabilitation on Monday, March 5, 2001, following several years of
failing health. He was born in South Hero on Sept. 9, 1914, the son of
Frank and Lucy (Martin) Lawrence. Warren was employed by the Burlington
Free Press for 10 years. He owned and operated Warren Lawrence Well
Drilling until his retirement in 1984. He founded the Vermont Water Well
Association and served on their board of directors for many years.
Warren was Past Master and a 40-year member of Friendship Lodge No. 24
of Charlotte and a past member of the York Rite. He was a longtime
member of the Charlotte Congregational Church. He is survived by his
wife, Barbara Rule Lawrence of Shelburne; his children and their
spouses, Allen and Marye Lawrence of Indianapolis, Inc., Paul and
Loretta Lawrence of Ferrisurgh, and Eleanor and Robert Carpenter of
Charlotte; eight grandchildren, Gregory, Brian, Jeffrey, and Emily
Lawrence, Natalie Landry and Sandra Raymond, and Kevin and Jason
Lawrence; a brother, Maurice Lawrence of West Milton; a sister, Mary
Bevins of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
his first wife, Laura (Estus) Lawrence, in November 1985; brothers
Gerald, Clifford, and Arnold; and sisters Robena and Anna. A memorial
service with a Masonic service will be held Saturday, March 17, 2001, at
10:00 a.m. in the Charlotte Congregational Church. Burial will be in
Grandview Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may
be made to the Salvation Army, 64 Main St., Burlington, VT 05401.
Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road,
Shelburne, is in charge of arrangements.
MITCHELL, DORIS JUNE AUBURN, Calif. –
Doris June Mitchell, 75, passed away in Auburn, Calif., on March 5,
2001. Born in Rowe, Mass., on Sept. 21, 1925, she had been a longtime
resident of Shelburne until she moved to Auburn in 1998. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Harry P. Mitchell, the former owner of
Mitchell Fuels. She is survived by her son, James E. Mitchell and
daughter-in-law Ginger of Auburn; her sister, Geraldine Noyce of
Greenfield, Mass.; her grandchildren, Chalen and Peter Mitchell of
Auburn; her sisters-in-law, Jean Brown of Williston, Vt., and Joan
Wilson of Shelburne, Vt.; and many nieces, nephews and other family
members in the New England area. Memorial services are tentatively
planned for mid-April in the Burlington area. For further information,
contact Jim Mitchell at 530-268-9037. Donations may be made to the
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road,
Miami, FL 33136-1494.
JESSE A . RUST JR., M.D. SAN DIEGO, Calif.
— Jesse A. Rust Jr., M.D., died March 5, 2001, in San Diego. He was
born in Swanton, Vt., on Nov. 30, 1912, the son of Jesse A. Rust, D.V.M.,
and Hazel (Brush) Rust. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1930
and the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1936. During World
War II, he served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps stationed in the
South Pacific. He lived and practiced medicine in San Diego since the
war, holding positions of honor in many professional organizations. In
1984, he was elected president of the Pacific Coast Obstetrical and
Gynecological Society. He retired from practice in 1985. Jesse married
Janet Dodds of Burlington in 1937. She died in 1975 and Jesse later
married Dorothy Simpson Wonless, who survives him. He leaves three sons
and their spouses, Lyman and Beth of Hanford, Calif., Richard and Kathy
of Sun Valley, Idaho, and James and Judy of Ben Lomand, Calif.; a
stepdaughter, Barbara Morton and her family of San Diego; eight
grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a sister, Janet Rust Wood of
Essex Junction. He was predeceased in 1990 by a brother, Charles B.
Rust, M.D., of Burlington.
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MARY LOUISE (CORKY) (MEYER) BEEMER SHELBURNE
— Mary Louise (Corky) (Meyer) Beemer passed away peacefully in Wake
Robin in Shelburne on Tuesday, March 6, 2001. A Vermont resident for the
past 21 years, Mary Louise was born in Kongmoon, China, on Feb. 6, 1916,
where her father, Clarence Earl Meyer, and her mother, Thresa Hideke,
lived at the time. She spent much of her childhood in South China, Hong
Kong and the Philippines and adulthood in China, Japan, Vietnam,
Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Mexico before making her home in
Vermont, first in Montgomery and then in Shelburne. Mary Louise attended
Dana Hall (1933) in Wellesley, Mass., and Vassar College (1937). Her
life took her to many countries and in each she made a warm and loving
home for her family. She was an active member of the Episcopal and
Anglican churches wherever she lived and was a parishioner in both St.
Ann’s Episcopal Church in Richford and Trinity Church in Shelburne. She
was a woman of great style and exquisite taste who will be remembered
for the warmth she brought to the lives of all who knew her. She was the
bearer of the family’s artistic sense and aesthetic values, which she
passed on to both children and grandchildren, teaching by example and
the very way she lived her life. She will also be remembered for the
bright flowers she loved, raised in such profusion and shared with all
those who appreciated color, freshness and beauty. Her immediate and
extended family was always the most important light in her life and her
greatest joy, and she will be greatly missed by all those who remain.
Mary Louise leaves her loving husband, Larry Beemer, also of Wake Robin;
her brothers Bruce Meyer of Tagatay, Philippines, and Holt Meyer of
Staten Island, N.Y.; and sister Phyllis Burgard of Spokane, Wash.; as
well as children Halsey Lawrence and his wife, Jane, of Bethesda, Md.,
Christopher Bruce and his wife, Carol, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Teresa Louise
of Burlington, and Joseph Michael of South Richford; seven
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A family remembrance
service was held in Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne on March 10,
2001. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road,
Shelburne, is in charge of arrangements.
WILMA F. DOMINA MONTGOMERY CENTER — Wilma
F. Domina, 89, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Northwestern Medical
Center in St. Albans. She was born Jan. 19, 1912, in Montgomery, the
daughter of the late William and Ellen (Lumbra) Donna. For the past
seven years, she made her home with her daughter in Montgomery Center.
She was a former resident of Highgate, and from the period of 1974 to
1986 she spent winters in Orange City, Fla., and summers in South Hero.
She was employed at Lamoille Union High School, Atlas Plywood in
Morrisville, IBM in Essex Junction, Jay Peak Ski Resort and Stowe Ski
Resort. She enjoyed arts and crafts and playing cards. She is survived
by three sons, Douglas Domina and his wife, Christine, of North Troy,
Roger Domina and his wife, Bonnie, of Catlettsburg, Ky., and Lee Domina
of Franklin; four daughters, Charlotte Mercy of Montgomery Center,
Theresa Tibbits of Swanton, Betty Pudvah and her husband, Hibbard, of
Swanton, and Brenda Montani and her husband, Frank, of South Hero; one
sister, Olive Deuso of East Berkshire; 37 grandchildren; 67
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Domina, on Jan.
21, 1987; a brother, Archie Donna; five sisters, Dorothy Everett, Eunice
Smith, Bernice Deuso, Doris Robitaille, and Linnie Mercy; and three
grandchildren, William Mercy, Mark Tibbits, and Gail Kinney. Funeral
services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Isidore’s Catholic
Church in Montgomery Center with the Rev. Frank Eksterowicz celebrating
the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be later this spring in St.
Isidore’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 6:00 to
9:00 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., in Enosburg
Falls. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to
the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St.
Albans, VT 05478, or to the Montgomery Rescue Service, P.O. Box 390,
Montgomery Center, VT 05471.
COLONEL DEAN DUNCAN (RET) JERICHO –
Retired Colonel Dean Duncan, 70, passed away in his home, Monday March
6, 2001 after a year long illness, in the presence of his family. He was
born March 21, 1930 in Nebraska City, NE to Dean Duncan and Marie
(Fitzpatrick) Duncan of Nebraska City. He attended Peru State Teacher’s
College and later earned a Masters Degree from the University of
Tennessee. He was a veteran of both the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam
War and served the United States Air Force for over 32 years. Dean is
survived by his wife Patricia Duncan of Jericho; his sons Dean Duncan of
Waterbury, and Bruce Duncan of Bristol; his daughter Elizabeth (Duncan)
Francis of Underhill; six grand children, and many nieces and nephews. A
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2001, at 2:00 p.m.
at Calvary Episcopal Church in Jericho
HILDA MARY GAREY GEORGIA SHORE — Hilda M.
Garey, 76, widow of Paul A. Garey, went home to be with her Lord and
Savior Tuesday morning, March 6, 2001. A funeral service will be held on
Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the Georgia Plain Baptist Church. Memorial may
be sent to Martha’s Kitchen, Lake Street, St. Albans. Visitation will be
on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main
St., St. Albans.
RAYMOND W. McNALL FAIRFAX — Raymond W.
McNall, 90, lifelong resident of Fairfax, passed away Tuesday, March 6,
2001, in Holiday House Nursing Home in St. Albans. He was born at the
family farm in Fairfax on Feb. 21, 1911, the son of the late Ralph and
Maud (Wilkes) McNall. He graduated from Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax in
1930. June 6, 1934, Raymond married Vera I. Nicholls in East Fairfield.
For 10 years, Mr. and Mrs. McNall farmed on Bartlett Hill in Cambridge.
In 1944, they moved to the McNall homestead in Fairfax, and he became
the third generation to operate the family farm established by his
grandparents, George and Lucinda McNall. In 1973, their son and
daughter-in-law, Ralph and Patricia, took over the operation. Raymond
had served Fairfax as a selectman, school director, justice of the peace
and school bus driver. He was a member of the United Church of Fairfax,
Fairfax Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens, active member of the Fairfax
Historical Society, Franklin County 4-H Foundation, Farm Bureau,
district supervisor of the Farnklin County Soil Conservation, the former
Fairfax Grange 525, charter member of Fairfax Country Fair and president
of the Fairfax Plains Cemetery Association. Raymond enjoyed working the
farm, attending to his vegetable and galdioli gardens and maple
sugaring. He is survived by four children and their spouses, Marjory and
Albert Gherardi Jr. of South Burlington, Ralph and Patricia McNall of
Fairfax, Susan and Earl Stanley of Franklin, and Marian and Merrill
Cleveland of Lyndonville; a sister, Beatrice Bessette of St. Albans; 12
grandchildren, Carol Decker and her husband,Jim Trihy, of Stowe, Diane
and Paul Blais of South Burlington, Lucinda and Wright Preston of
Richmond, Michael and Cheryl McNall of Tampa, Fla., Glenn and Karen
McNall of Fairfax, James and Amy McNall of Colchester, David and Rebecca
McNall of Fairfax, Wayne and Brenda Stanley of Franklin, Mark and
Michelle Stanley of Enosburg Falls, Lois and Bob Thibault of Newfane,
and Tina and Jeff Cleveland of Lyndonville; 20 great-grandchildren; and
several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife,
Vera (Nicholls) McNall; and a grandson, Ted McNall. Visiting hours will
be held Friday, March 9, 2001, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Hayes-Rich
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 10, 2001, at
1:00 p.m. in the United Church of Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth
Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Fairfax
Plains Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to United Church of
Fairfax, c/o Sally Sweet, Treasurer, R.R. 2, East Fairfield, VT 05448;
or Fairfax Plains Cemetery Association, c/o Pat McNall, Treasurer, 996
Main St., Fairfax, VT 05454. Arrangements are by the Hayes- Rich Funeral
Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
GEORGE M. ROUND ST LAMBERT, Quebec –
George M. Round, 70, died peacefully at his residence in St. Lambert.
Quebec, on Tuesday, March 6, 2001. He was the beloved husband of
Beverley Richer; dear father of Gary of Burlington, and Glenn of
Toronto, Ontario. A private family visitation and funeral service will
be held at the Collins, Clarke, MacGillivray, White Funeral Home in St.
Lambert, Quebec. In remembrance of George, donations made to the
Montreal Neurological Institute, (for neuromuscular research) would be
appreciated.
March
7

WARREN ‘DAN’ CASE COLCHESTER — Warren ‘Dan’
Case, of Colchester, and formerly of Pittsford died at his home on
Wednesday, March 7, 2001. He was born in College Point, NY on October
20, 1931, the son of Erwin and Matilda (Elz) Case. He was a veteran of
the Korean Conflict, having served with the US Navy. Dan worked for
thirty-five years with several telephone companies, beginning with New
York Telephone, A T & T, and retiring from Bell Atlantic. He owned
Wire-It, his own local service company. Dan also sold real estate for
several years in the Rutland area. During his leisure time, he enjoyed
his experiences at the International Sailing School in Colchester as
well as being an avid photographer. Dan is survived by his three
children, Kathleen M. Bonilla of Burlington; Michael D. and his wife
Colleen R. Case of Burlington, and Patricia Case Senzel of South
Burlington; the mother of his children, Joan K. Case of South
Burlington; six grandchildren, Ashley, Justin, Thomas, Matthew, Sydney
and Chad; his companion of many years, Carol N. Bissette of Rutland, a
brother, Erwin W. Case of Westbrook, CT; a sister-in-law, Carol Case of
Long Isalnd, NY; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
a brother, Norman C. Case. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Monday, March 12, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic
Church. Burial will be in the spring in the Vermont Veteran’s Cemetery
in Randolph Center. Those who wish, may make contributions in his memory
to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Road, Williston, VT 05495
or to the International Sailing School, 511 W. Lakeshore Drive,
Colchester, VT 05446. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, March 10,
2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Ready
Funeral Home, North Chapel, 934 North Avenue, Burlington, with the
parishioners of St. Mark’s gathering for prayers at 8:00 p.m

NICHOLAS JAMES EUGENE GIAMARTINO
BRATTLEBORO — Nicholas James Eugene Giamartino, 17, of 20 Elliot
Street, Brattleboro, died March 7, 2001 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Medical Center in Lebanon NH. He was born June 7, 1983, in Brattleboro,
the son of Frank G. and Mary (Garry) Giamartino. Nick attended the
Hilltop School, St. Michaels Parochial School and Brattleboro Area
Middle School. He was a member of the Class of 2002 at Brattleboro Union
High School. He was an avid soccer player; participating in Select
Soccer in England, Mountain Soccer and Northeast Soccer in 1999.He
played Junior and Senior Pro Basketball, Small Fry, Little League and
Babe Ruth Baseball, BUHS Junior Varsity Soccer, Track, Freshman and
Junior Varsity Basketball and Intramural Basketball. Nick left a deep,
profound mark of goodness on the lives of his friends. He leaves his
parents, Frank and Mary of Brattleboro; a brother Vincent of
Brattleboro; his paternal grandfather, Joseph F. Giamartino of
Parsippany, NJ; his maternal grandparents, William and Elizabeth (Doonan)(Garry)
Parsons of Cooperstown, NY; several aunts uncles, cousins and a host of
extended family including his Godparents, Monica Garry, Deborah Ronzano,
and Joseph Giamartino. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated
Saturday, March 10, 2001 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in
Brattleboro. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Nick’s
memory to the Nicholas James Giamartino Scholarship Find in care of BUHS,
131 Fairground Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Arrangements are under the
direction of Max E. Carr Funeral Home in Brattleboro
F. RAY KEYSER, SR. CHELSEA — F. Ray
Keyser, Sr. 102, Retired Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, died
Wednesday, March 7, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Rutland, VT. He was
born September 29, 1898, in Woodsville, NH, the son of Winifred S. and
Harriett (Bailey) Keyser. On July, 2, 1921, he married Ellen Larkin of
Chelsea, who died in 1976 after 55 years of marriage. Following Ellen’s
death, he married Ruby Hackett of Tunbridge on January 8, 1977. She
passed away in June, 1999 after 21 years of marriage. After his
graduation from Woodsville High School in 1917, he attended Norwich
University before joining the U.S. Army and serving in WWI. Upon his
discharge from the Army, he worked as a banker in Wells River, Chelsea
and Lyndonville, and later taught school in District # 11 in Chelsea. It
was then that he became interested in the law and began studying it
part-time with the former Governor Stanley C. Wilson. In 1929 he began
his distinguished life-long legal career that eventually resulted in his
being appointed as Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court. In the 1930′s,
he became a law partner with Stanley C. Wilson, Deane Davis, and J. Ward
Carver in a Chelsea law firm. It has often been said that this
represented the best collection of legal talent ever under one roof in
Vermont, since it included two governors, one attorney general and one
Supreme Court Justice. In October, 1956, at the age of 58, he was
appointed to the Superior Court by Governor Joseph Johnson. After eight
years of distinguished service on the Superior bench, he was appointed
to the Supreme Court in October, 1964. He retired from the Supreme Court
in 1974, but his value to the judiciary was of such distinction that he
continued to serve under special assignments from the Vermont Judicial
System until he was 88. The Vermont Bar Journal wrote that ‘no judge in
our history, has dedicated so many years to the service of Vermont’s
justice system.’ Over the years, Judge Keyser has held many town offices
serving as School Director, Selectman, Moderator, Auditor, Town Counsel
and member of the Prudential Committee of the Chelsea Fire District #1.
He was a member of the American Legion Post # 61, in Chelsea; an eighty
year member of the George Washington Lodge #51 F&AM,. He was elected
to serve two terms in 1937 and 1939 as Chelsea’s representative to the
State Legislature. Justice Keyser also served as Orange County States
Attorney, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs under Governor Lee
Emerson, Chief Enforcement Officer for the Federal Office of Price
Administration, and Past President of the Vermont Bar Association. He
became interested in sports over the years, particularly baseball. In
the 1920′s he was the catcher for the Chelsea Town Team and following
WWII, he was often called on to umpire local ball games. He was a
life-long ardent and loyal Boston Red Sox fan. Judge Keyser was
dedicated to his family, whom he loved; his country, which he served in
war; his town, which he supported with his leadership; and his state,
which he served with his complete dedication to the law. Judge Keyser is
survived by his son, former Governor F. Ray Keyser, Jr. and
daughter-in-law, Joan F. Keyser of Proctor; three grandchildren, and
nine great-grandchildren; his daughter, Natalie Keyser Niles and
son-in-law, David A. Niles of Concord MA, three grandchildren; his
sister, Doris Kaiser of Wells River, and several nieces and nephews; his
step-daughter Dlaine R. Cilley of Tunbridge, four step-grandchildren and
six step-great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wives, a brother,
Roland Kezer, a sister, Blanche Chandler and a son-in-law, David P,
Cilley. Calling hours will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Saturday, March 10, 2001 at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Main
Street, Chelsea. A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 11, 2001
at 2:00 p.m. at the United Church of Chelsea with the Reverend Brenda
Howe and Reverend David Wolffe officiating. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the ‘F.Ray and Ellen L. Keyser Trust Fund for
the Chelsea Commons’, c/o Diane Mattoon, PO Box 266, Chelsea, VT 05038,
or the United Church of Chelsea, P.O. Box 98, Chelsea, VT 05388
WHEELER ROY McFADDEN RICHFORD — Wheeler
Roy McFadden, 62, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, in Verdelle Village ECF
in St. Albans. Friends and relatives may call on the family one hour
prior to the funeral, which will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the
Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Interment will
follow in West Enosburg Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in
his memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 100 Dorset
St.,Suite 12, South Burlington, VT 05403.
BERNARD E. ""BUD” MYERS WILLISTON
— Bernard E. ""Bud” Myers died in Williston on Wednesday,
March 7, 2001, following a long illness. A complete obituary will appear
in Friday’s Burlington Free Press. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9
Pleasant St., Essex Junction, is in charge of arrangements.

BERNARD E. ‘BUD’ MYERS WILLISTON –
Bernard E. ‘Bud’ Myers, 70, passed away in his home, on Wednesday March
7, 2001, with his wife Susan by his side. He was born September 18,
1930, in Burlington. He was predeceased by his first wife, Carolyn Stone
Myers, on November 30, 1987. Since his diagnosis of cancer in 1989, Bud
has touched the lives of many. He developed the first laryngectomee
support network in the state of Vermont, which still continues today. He
was a Board Member of the Vermont Division of the American Cancer
Society and a participant in the annual Relay for Life for many years.
One of Bud’s special gifts was regularly visiting patients in the
hospital and lending his support, knowledge and caring to those who were
facing the uncertainties of cancer. Bud held many positions throughout
his life, with his 27 years in the Engineering Department at Fanny Allen
Hospital being the most rewarding. He loved playing golf, travelling,
and was an enthusiastic fan of the St. Michael’s College basketball
team. Bud had an incredible zest for life, an optimistic outlook, a
unique sense of humor and will be greatly missed by his family and
friends. He is survived by his wife Susan, of Williston; son Stephen and
his wife, Jennifer of Irasberg; son Dana and his wife Rose, of Milton;
daughter Laurie of East Middlebury; daughter Suzanne and her husband
Floyd of Albemarle, NC; son B. Eric and his wife Dawne, of Middlebury;
daughter Carolyn and her husband Allen of Hinesburg; twenty
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Bud is also survived by two
sisters, Eileen Myers and Gloria Myers, both of Burlington; a brother,
Norman Myers of Clearwater, FL; and many nieces and nephews. He also
leaves his mother-in-law, Carol and sister-in-law, Michelle of
Ferrisburg; sister-in-law Sharon and her husband Bob and nephew Sean of
Shelburne; sister-in-law Nancy and her husband Warren, of Asheville, NC;
and sister-in-law Rosalie Myers of Essex Center. Calling hours will be
held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9,
2001 at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex
Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 10, 2001 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Rte 2,
Williston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bud’s memory may be made
to the Vermont Cancer Society, Chittenden Unit, 150 Kennedy Drive, South
Burlington, VT 05403, or the International Association of Laryngectomees,
8900 Thornton Road, Box 99391, Stockton, CA 95209

JOHN E. ST. PETER ALBURG — John St. Peter
died March 7, 2001, in Vermont Respite House in Williston after a
valiant battle with cancer. He was the son of the late John E. and Adele
C. St. Peter. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his two
wives, Norma Reed St. Peter and Joyce Vantine Hartman St. Peter; his
twin brother, Joseph; and one child. He is survived by a brother and his
wife, Curtis and Alice St. Peter of Burlington; and good friends Robert
White and family, his son and caretaker; good friends Dwight and Maria
Aseltine of Burlington and Flora Bell of Grand Isle. Special thanks to
Judy Ayers and Joanne Pomar. John retired from the U.S. Army as a
command sergeant major in 1985 and retired from the Vermont Department
of Health in 1990. After retirement, he volunteered at the hospital and
Alburg public schools, Champlain Island Parent-Child Center, Island
Arts, and worked for eight years in the post office in North Hero, which
he enjoyed dearly. There will be no public services. Later in the year
there may be a memorial service. Gifts in his honor may be given to the
Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
Arrangements are by Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St.,
Burlington.
DONALD LADD SMITH BARRE TOWN — Donald
Ladd Smith, 76, of Windy Wood Road and owner of Windy Wood Orchard, died
Wednesday, March 7, 2001, in the Central Vermont Medical Center in
Berlin. Born May 20, 1924, in Barre, he was the son of Donald W. and
Freda (Ladd) Smith. He graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre,
Class of 1942; and from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in
1946 with a bachelor of science degree. He attended the American College
of Life Underwriters and became a Chartered Life Underwriter in 1966. In
1967, he obtained a Pension Planning Certificate. Oct. 11, 1947, he
married Ruth Reynolds in Northampton, Mass. Following their marriage,
they had always lived in Barre Town. In 1961, Mr. Smith founded the
Smith Insurance Agency, retiring in 1988 after selling the agency. From
1959 to 1962, he was the Vermont state director of the Federal Housing
Administration and served on the Vermont Council of Farm Cooperatives as
executive secretary from 1949 to 1971. Since 1951, he had been on the
board of directors of the Cooperative Insurance Company of Middlebury
and president of the Farmers Cooperative Insurance Company of Middlebury
since 1973. He had been the owner-operator of the Windy Wood Orchard
since 1969, assisted by his son, Donald ""Sandy” Smith. Mr.
Smith began his government service as a page in the Vermont State state
Senate in 1937 and went on to serve as a Vermont state senator from
Washington County for 22 years. He also was active in Barre Town
government, serving as a moderator for 30 years, a justice of the peace
since 1950, and a selectman from 1993 to 1996. He was also a former
member of the Vermont state Board of Education and the Vermont Civil
Defense Board. In February 2000, the Secretary of State honored Mr.
Smith for more than 50 years of service to Barre Town. He had been the
executive secretary for the Vermont state Republican party, helped
organize the Vermont Young Republican Club of which he was a former
chairman, served for eight years as finance chairman for the Vermont
Republican Committee, was a member of the Vermont state Republican
Committee, the Washington County Republican Committee, where he had
served as chairman, and the Barre Town Republican Committee. Mr. Smith
was a member of the Barre Congregational Church since 1939. Other
memberships included the Barre Rotary Club, of which he was president;
the Cobble Hill Grange, of which he was Past Master, a member of state
and national Granges, the Barre Elks Lodge 1535, a charter member of the
Barre Junior Chamber of Commerce, a member and former director of the
Vermont Farm Bureau, a member and past president of the Washington
County Farm Bureau, and a lobbyist for the Vermont state Grange and Farm
cooperatives. He was also a life member of the Granite Mason Lodge 35
and belonged to the Square and Compass Club and the Vermont Children’s
Aid Society, of which he was on the board of directors. Besides his
wife, survivors include a son, Donald R. ""Sandy” Smith of
Barre Town; a daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters, Rebecca Ruth
Miracle and her husband, Stephen, and Brittany and Halen Miracle, all of
East Montpelier; a sister, Caroline Sprague and her husband, Sherman of
Montpelier; a brother, Chandler L. smith and his wife, Jean, of
Kinderhook, N.Y.; and nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance will
be held in the Barre Congregational Church on Saturday, March 10, 2001,
at 2:00 p.m. Later interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Barre. There
are no calling hours. Contributions in his memory may be made to
Spaulding School Project for the Vermont Historical Center, 109 State
St., Montpelier, VT 05609. Services are under the direction of the
Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre.
ROBERT J. WESTER CAZENOVIA, NY — Robert
Jeffrey ‘Robbie" Wester, 26, of Wellington Drive, Cazenovia,NY,
died Wednesday, March 7, 2001 in his home. Born in Gloversville, Robbie
had lived in Cazenovia for 11 years. He graduated from Cazenovia High
School and SUNY, Morrisville. He had been employed for the past five
years as a machinist with Continental Cordage Company, Cazenovia Robbie
was a member of the Cazenovia United Methodist Church. He was an avid
skier. He is survived by his parents Robert and Sherry (Anthony) Wester;
his sister, Beth Lynne Ratsep of Burlington; his maternal grandmother,
Stella Carter Anthony of Binghamton, NY and his companion, Kerry Ann
Quinn of Syracuse. He is also survived by his nieces, Taylor Beth and
Paige Lynn Ratsep; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will
be at 12:00 Sunday, March 11, 2001 at the Richard F. Ayer Funeral Home,
Cazenovia. Spring burial will be in Grennlawn Cemetery, New Hartford.
Calling hours will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday March 10, 2001.
Memorial donations in Robbie’s name may be made to the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, 2 Mony Plaza, Syracuse, NY 13202.
March
8
ROBERT JEROME LAWRENCE BURLINGTON –
Robert Jerome Lawrence, 90, of Burlington died in Burlington Health and
Rehabilitation Center on March 8, 2001. He was born in Burlington on
Sept. 25, 1910, the son of Joseph and Delia (Courcy) Lawrence. He was
married to Cecilia L. Allard, who predeceased him May 9, 1971. He was in
the U.S. Army during world War II, serving in Europe with the 69th
Infantry at the Battle of the Bulge. Bob was the manager of LaBarge
Flower Shop. He was a member of St. Joseph parish, serving as an usher
for many years. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. Bob
served as chief timekeeper for the Pomeroy Gardens Athletic Association
until his retirement from that organization in 1990. He faithfully
carried out his duties for nearly 30 years. His chief responsibility was
to call a close successfully and precisely to the annual Turkey Bowl
Classic. Bob is survived by two sons, Gordon Lawrence and his wife,
Paulette, of South Burlington, and the Rev. James Lawrence of Rutland; a
sister, Mrs. Maurice J. (Monica) Bertrand of Burlington; a
sister-in-law, Mrs. E Allen ""Billie” Lawrence of Sparks,
Neb.; two grandsons, Jeffrey Lawrence of Milwaukee, and Thomas of
Burlington; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five
brothers, Dr. A. Byron Lawrence, Dr. Paul Lawrence, E. Allen, A. Mark,
and Donald Lawrence; and five sisters, Frances LaBarge, Jeanne Ferrier,
Irene Brotherton, Ruth Marie Lawrence, and Dorothy Bonnette. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of
St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment to follow in New Mount Calvary
Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85
N. Winooski Ave., on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
GERALDINE P. ROOT GRAND ISLE — Geraldine
P. Root, 69, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 8, 2001, at her home in
Grand Isle. Mrs. Root was born Aug. 15, 1931, in Burlington, the
daughter of Solomon and Mary (Harris) Reuschel. She was married for more
than 44 years to Arthur Root, who survives her. Geraldine was a member
of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Isle. She had been employed by
the city of Burlington. In addition to her husband, Arthur, she is
survived by a son, Charles Root Sr. of Milton; a grandson, Charles Root
Jr. of Milton; a granddaughter, Cheryl Duncan of Kent, Wash.; a brother,
Raymond Reuschel of Burlington; sisters Betty Blanchard of Burlington,
and Doris Gordon and Joyce Lafountain, both of Essex Junction; and many
uncles, aunts and cousins. She was predeceased by brothers Charles and
Howard Reuschel. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 13, at
10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Isle by the Rev.
Philip Brannon. Burial will be in Grand Isle Cemetery in the spring.
Visiting hours will be held Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00
p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home located at 237 Route 7 South, Milton.
CLARA E. (DOW) ZENO BURLINGTON — Clara
Elizabeth (Dow) Zeno, 82, of Burlington died peacefully, surrounded by
her family, Thursday, March 8, 2001, at her home. She was born in
Brandon on April 14, 1918, the daughter of the late John and Alvur (Baslow)
Dow. Clara was a dedicated member of the Burlington community. She was a
volunteer since 1983 with the Champlain Senior Center, working as a
nutrition program assistant. Clara also volunteered at several nursing
home, taking residents to bingo, delivering Meals on Wheels and
assisting in various ways with her church, the Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception in Burlington. She was a member of the V.F.W.
Ladies Auxiliary, Howard Plant Post 782 and the American Legion
Auxiliary of Waterbury, Harry N. Cutting Post 0059. She is survived by a
son, Frederick J. Zeno of Waterbury; three daughters, Carlene Coburn of
Burlington, Betty Gerald Badore of Greenfield, Mass., and May Hnath and
her husband, Hubert Hartwell, of Northfield, Mass.; 18 grandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Main of Arizona; and several
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Henry
Zeno, in 1960; a son, Edmund Zeno, in 1977; a brother, Edmund Dow, in
1977; and a brother, Earl Dow, in 1994. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated Monday, March 12, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. in the Cathedral of
the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be held in
the spring in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. There will be no visiting
hours. For those who wish, donations may be made in Clara’s memory to
Camp Tara, 351 North Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements are by
Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington, VT
05401..
March
9
NORMAND JOSEPH ""TIGER” BOUFFARD
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Normand J. ""Tiger” Bouffard, 68, of
South Burlington died peacefully March 9, 2001, surrounded by his loving
family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Normand was born Aug. 18,
1932, in Winooski, the son of Joseph and Lucille (Prive) Bouffard. He
attended Cathedral High School, from which he graduated in 1952. Upon
his graduation, he briefly attended Johnson State College, which he left
to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, serving from
1952 to 1956. Following his discharge from the Marine Corps, Normand
felt that he should dedicate his life to the military, at which time he
enlisted in the Vermont Air National Guard, serving from 1956 to 1976.
He married the love of his life, Margaret Mary Free, on May 12, 1956.
During his 20-year career in the Air Guard, Normand obtained the rank of
master sergeant/first sergeant. He was awarded the Meritorious Service
Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal and many other meritorious awards
and decorations. Normand was devoted to his troops, always being there
in their time of need. His leadership abilities were respected by many.
Normand was a dedicated athlete. He played baseball, softball, football,
basketball, pool, table tennis and bowled. As many know, he was a great
athlete giving his heart in all he played and loved. Fishing and
watching his children endure and excel in sports brought him a great
deal of joy. He also had a love of music and being outdoors. He was a
loving, caring and devoted husband and family man. There are many ways
to describe Normand: loving, patient, gracious, loyal, proud, strong and
very supportive to family and friends. Normand leaves his beloved and
devoted wife of 45 years, Margaret of South Burlington; his mother,
Lucille Bouffard of Burlington; his twin brother, Roland Joseph Bouffard
and his wife, Estelle, of Colchester, and brother John Bouffard and his
wife, Mary, of South Hero. He leaves five children, whom he dearly loved
and cared about: his daughter, Jane Marie Wilkes of Burlington, David
Joseph Bouffard Sr. of South Burlington, Patrick Charles Bouffard of
South Burlington and Yvonne (Bouffard) Nadeau of Williston, Beverly Ann
Bourgault and her husband, Lonny, of South Burlington, and Joseph
Normand Bouffard and his wife, Jennifer Jean Bouffard of South
Burlington; his grandchildren, David Normand Bouffard Jr. of South
Burlington, Nathaniel Keiser Bouffard of Burlington, Michelle and
Katherine Bourgault of South Burlington, Courtney and Hannah Wilkes of
Alaska, Nicole and Jennifer Bouffard of Virginia; and many nieces,
nephews, friends and family members. He was predeceased by his father,
Joseph David Bouffard; an uncle, Roland Prive; and two granddaughters,
Christy Lee Bourgault, on Dec. 31, 1997, and Sara Margaret Bouffard, who
passed away Feb. 28, 2001. Sara and her grandfather spent 15 years
together. Sara was her grandfather’s ""Little Bunty.” Sara
always kept a twinkle in her grandfather’s eyes. Normand will be set to
rest beside his granddaughters, Christy and Sara. ""Semper Fi
and Esprit de Corps.” A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in St. John Vianney Church in
South Burlington with burial and full military honors in Resurrection
Park Cemetery. Visiting hours are today from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Corbin
and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. In lieu of
flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The American Cancer Society, New
England Division Inc., 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, VT 05602-3021.
GERALD MICHAEL COLLINS MONTPELIER –
Gerald Michael Collins, 78, died Friday March 9, 2001, in the Vermont
Veterans Hospital in White River Junction, following a brief illness. He
was born and raised on the family farm in Richmond and was one Timothy
and Lenora (Reynolds) Collins ten children. He graduated with honors
from Richmond High School. Gerald was in the US Army during WWII and
served in the Pacific Theatre. He held many jobs with various
construction and trucking firms throughout the state. Gerald is survived
by two daughters, Mary Ellen Trask and her husband Francis of Waterbury;
Carol Collins and her husband Lynn Mannon of Greenville, TN; his son
Michael Collins and wife Michaella of Burlington; ten grandchildren, one
great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased his
son, Robert Collins in 1999, four sisters and five brothers. A graveside
service will be held in Holy Rosary Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of
flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Waterbury Area Food Shelf, 57
S. Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05676. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot
Street, Richmond is in charge of the arrangements.
MARIE JEANNE GAGNE HIGHGATE SPRINGS –
Marie Jeanne Gagne, 87, died Friday, March 9, 2001, in Holiday House
nursing facility. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at 10 a.m. from St. Louis Church, Lamkin
Street, Highgate Center. Interment will follow in the Gagne family lot
in St. Louis Cemetery Highgate Center. Friends may call at the Kidder
Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, from
7:00 to 00 p.m.
JOSEPH HAMILTON HAYES BURLINGTON — Joseph
Hamilton Hayes, 33, of the Kaska Indian band of Yukon Territory, Canada,
died unexpectedly Friday, March 9, 2001, at his home in Burlington. He
was born in Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, on Dec. 10, 1967, the son of
the late Emma (Allick) Hayes. He came to Vermont in 1993 and was
employed with Cote Contractors in Williston. Joseph is survived by his
partner, Darla Cota and her daughter, Ashley Cota, of Burlington; two
children, Amanda Hayes and Christopher Hayes of Yukon Territory; seven
brothers and sisters, Gordon Hayes and his wife, Tracy, of South
Burlington, Dorothy Hayes, James Hayes, Emma Hayes, Ira Hayes, Melody
Hayes, and Phillip Hayes, all of Yukon Territory; and three nieces. He
was predeceased by his grandfather, Amos Allick, chief of the Kaska
Indian band. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2001,
at noon in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski, with the
Rev. Michael Kriesel officiating. A visiting hour will begin at 11:00
a.m. until the services begin. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Spectrum Youth and Family Services, 31
Elmwood Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. These contributions will be used to
help treat youths for alcohol abuse and other problems.
RICHARD EARL HAYES NEW HAVEN — Richard
Earl Hayes, 37, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family,
Friday, March 9, 2001. He was born in Middlebury on November 11, 1963,
the son of Ralph S. Sr. and Margaret D. (Devoid) Hayes. Richard attended
schools in Middlebury and was a graduate of Middlebury Union High
School. He had worked on the Devoid family egg farm in Salisbury and
later on the dairy farm in Middlebury. He worked for the Vermont Highway
Department at the New Haven garage for six years. Sept. 22, 1990, he was
married to Judy Morse, daughter of Cecil and Ramona Morse, in Ripton.
For the last 13 years, Richard worked for MacIntyre Fuels in Middlebury
as a petroleum equipment technician. Richard was a devoted member of the
Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department, having served as captain for 20
years. He loved to hunt and fish, he was a NASCAR racing fan and enjoyed
camping with friends and family. Most of all, he loved being with his
two children. Surviving are his wife Judy; his daughter, Allison; and
his son, Brian, of New Haven; his mother, Margaret; a brother, Ralph
Hayes Jr. and his wife, Pattie, of Middlebury; a sister, Louise
Patterson and her husband, Robert, of Middlebury; his mother-in-law and
father-in-law, Cecil and Ramona Morse of Ripton; a brother-in-law,
Daniel Morse and his wife, Melinda, of New Haven; and several nieces.
His father, Ralph Hayes Sr., predeceased him in July 1994. Funeral
services will be held Monday at 10:00 in the New Haven Congregational
Church. The Rev. Margaret Wright, pastor, will officiate. Graveside
committal services and burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in New
Haven. A reception will follow in the American Legion hall in
Middlebury. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in
Sanderson Funeral Home, 117 S. Main St., Middlebury. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, 100 Dorset St.,
South Burlington, VT 05403; or the Hayes Family Fund, c/o National Bank
of Middlebury, 30 Main St., Middlebury, VT 05753.
LYDIA MARY MacCAULEY ESSEX JUNCTION –
Lydia Mary MacCauley, 95, of Essex Junction died Friday, March 9, 2001,
in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in
Paquettville, New Brunswick, on Oct. 17, 1905, the daughter of Romain
and Theotiste (Dugas) Theriault. She was educated in local schools and
moved to Tupper Lake, N.Y., at an early age. Dec 21, 1925, she was
married in St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake to William E. MacCauley.
They moved to Lake Delta, N.Y., and Lydia worked in the defense plants
in Rome, N.Y., during World War II. They moved back to Tupper Lake in
1945, and she retired from Camp Otterbrook in Sabbattis, N.Y., in 1975.
Her husband, William, predeceased her Aug. 6, 1993, and in 1994 she
moved to the home of her daughter in Essex Junction. She was a
communicant of St. Alphonsus parish in Tupper Lake and of Holy Family
parish in Essex Junction. She was a member of St. John’s Society, St.
Anne’s Society, the V.F.W. Auxiliary and was a volunteer at Sunmount V.A.
Hospital for 20 years. She is survived by three children, Alva Caron of
Niagara Falls, N.Y., Gertrude and her husband, Arthur Otis, of Essex
Junction, and William and his wife, Pat MacCauley, of Virginia; 13
grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a son-in-law, Andrew Caron,
in October 2000. There will be no visiting hours, and a Memorial Mass
will be celebrated at a later date. Those who wish may make
contributions in her memory to the Burlington Health and Rehab Center,
300 Pearl St., Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements are by the Ready
Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.
VIOLA KLOCKERT SMITH NEW BERN, N.C. –
Viola Klockert Smith, 90, died March 9, 2001, in Craven Regional Medical
Center. She was the wife of William A. Smith and the mother of Virginia
Hall of Raleigh, N.C., and Robert A. Smith of Shepherdstown, W. Va. She
is also survived by three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Smith was born March
3, 1911, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She attended Hunter College in New York. She
held various positions in Vermont state government including secretary
to the Secretary of Administration and executive secretary of Vermont
Racing Commission. She was a life member of the National Association of
State Racing commissioners. She retired to River Bend, N.C., in 1978 and
was treasurer of the River Bend Garden Club for many years. She was a
member of Garber United Methodist Church. Mrs. Smith was an avid oil
painter for the past 20 years. The family will receive friends Sunday,
March 11, 2001, at 305 Lakemere Drive in River Bend from 7:00 to 9:00
p.m. In memory of Viola Smith, memorial contributions may be made to
Alzheimer’s Foundation, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 400 Oberlin
Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, NC 27605-1351; or the American Diabetes
Association, North Carolina Affiliate Inc., 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite
125, Raleigh, NC 27604-1043. Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home,
New Bern, N.C.
DR. EDWARD STEFANIAK WEYBRIDGE — Dr.
Edward W. Stefaniak, age 90, a noted educator in Vermont, died
Wednesday, March 9, 2001 in Middlebury. He was born May 18, 1910, in
Webster, MA, the son of Michael Stefaniak and Mary (Makowski) Stefaniak,
both of Poland. Edward attended Middlebury College, graduating with the
class of 1933, where he met and married his first wife, Hazel (Brown)
Stefaniak. While employed by Middlebury High School, he volunteered for
the US Army from 1944 to 1946 and returned to teach in Alburg, assuming
the Principalship. Following his time in Alburg, he served long-term in
Stowe schools, rising to Superintendent of Schools. In that capacity, he
initiated programs such as school skiing and his TV science show, where
he was dubbed "Mr. Science." Ed’s last teaching experience was
a lengthy professorship at Johnson State College. He retired there in
1976 and moved back to Middlebury, always continuing his interest in
sports, family, golf, gardening, astronomy and the Lupus Foundation. He
also met and married his present wife, Glenellen (Hawthorne) Stefaniak.
Sadly, Ed was predeceased by his first wife Hazel in 1968, and his only
son David in 1993, as well as eleven siblings. Surviving of the latter
is Victor Stefaniak Sr. of Webster MA; also still living are his second
wife Glenellen; his daughter-in-law Jean (Stefaniak) Lash; two
granddaughters, Kellie and Kristen Stefaniak; and several nieces and
nephews. He will be fondly remembered by family, former students, and
friends. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Edward at St. Mary’s
Church, Middlebury, at a time to be announced in the spring. Interment
will follow in Shoreham. In lieu of flowers, Ed would have been pleased
by small contributions in his name to Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
05656
March
10
BEAUZETTA ""BOBBI” ROBERTS BRYANT
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Bobbi declared victory after a yearlong struggle
with cancer and went to be with her Father on Saturday, March 10, 2001.
She was born in Burlington on July 2, 1933, the daughter of Richard and
Eva (Gorton) Roberts. Bobbi attended schools in the Burlington area and
was a graduate of Burlington High School. She completed many courses of
study pertaining to substance abuse counseling and and was instrumental
in the creation of the Vermont state CRASH program.. Bobbi was the
Chittenden County coordinator of Project CRASH for many years. She was a
CRASH group leader with Howard Mental Health until her retirement in
September 1986. In 1985, she was the recipient of the Alan Buckland
Award for distinguished service in the field of substance abuse
prevention and treatment in Vermont. Upon retirement, she and her
husband, Rod, traveled extensively and spent winters in Sarasota, Fla.,
where she had many friends. She continued to be active after retirement
in the substance abuse field and spent her last healthy day conducting
interviews at Howard Mental Health Services. Bobbi became heavily
involved in genealogy after her retirement. Some of her happiest times
were spent with Jane Roberts, one of her genealogy partners, in
""hunting dead relatives.” She also was very involved in her
grandsons’ lives and enjoyed her family’s company immensely. Bobbi was a
member of the Genealogical Society of Vermont, National Society of
Daughters of the American Revolution, Green Mountain Chapter of DAR,
Daughters of 1812, Daughters of the Union Veterans, Vermont Society of
Colonial Dames, and Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. She was a member of
the Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington and an associate
member of the Old Miakka Methodist Church in Old Miakka, Fla. Bobbi is
survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Roderick; her daughter, Demi
and her husband, Hank Fischer; three grandsons, Joe, Tom, and Nick
Fischer; and her mother, Eva Ladue; a brother, David Roberts and his
wife, Jane; a sister-in-law, Barbara and her husband, Wayne Bissonette
as well as her special foster daughter, Gabe Boutin and her husband,
Andrew and his son, Eliott. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, aunts,
cousins, and many, many friends. She will be missed by two special
animals–her cat, Baby Kitty; and her granddog, Quentin. She was
predeceased by her father, Richard, in 1963. Visiting hours will be
Tuesday, March 13, 2001, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at
Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. A
memorial service will be held in Faith United Methodist Church, 899
Dorset St., South Burlington, on Wednesday, March 14, at 2:00 p.m. In
lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her
memory to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, 100 Dorset St., South Burlington,
VT 05403. Committal will be at the convenience of the family
FREDRICK A. CROTEAU ORLEANS — Fredrick A.
Croteau, 92, of Cross Street, Orleans, passed away at his home Saturday,
March 10, 2001. He was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 2, 1908, the son of
Alphonse and Lydia (Larose) Croteau. Fred started Croteau’s Auto Parts
in 1948 and operated it until 1978 when he sold it to his son, Robert.
Although he enjoyed his retirement, he continued to work until he died.
Fred was a member of St. Theresa’s Church, a 4th degree member of the
Knights of Columbus, Newport Gibbons Assembly No.1157, and an honorary
life and charter member of the Knights of Columbus Barton Bishop Ryan
Council No. 2933 and Orleans St. Theresa’s and St. John Vianney Council
No. 7763. He was a former member of the Orleans Fire Department. April
19, 1948, Fred married the former Yvette Chainey, who survives him.
Besides his wife, Yvette, he is also survived by his children, Leo
Croteau and his fiancee, Sheila Turner, of East Albany, Albert Croteau
and his wife, Nancy, of Lyndon Center, Alice Cassell and her husband,
Rick, of Bishop, Calif., Robert Croteau and his wife, Joyce, of Orleans,
and Irene Hinsdale and her husband, Clark Jr., of Charlotte; his
grandchildren, Leo Croteau, Fredrick Croteau, Kelly Croteau-Bartlett,
Celina Croteau, Ethan Croteau, Nathaniel Gratz, Danielle Gratz, Stacy
Croteau, Alfred Croteau, Phillip Croteau, Jacob Hinsdale, and Laura
Hinsdale; his brother, William Croteau of Bossier City La.; his sisters,
Maria Dumas of Granby, Quebec, Rachel Connely of Thiels, N.Y., and Doris
Harlan of Garnerville, N.Y., seven great-grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Claude, in 1918;
and a sister, Blanche Colleware, in 1999. Friends may call at the
Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport on Wednesday March 14, 2001,
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Thursday, March 15, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Theresa’s Catholic Church
in Orleans with the Rev. Thomas Bransfield and the Rev. James Mattison
officiating. Spring interment will take place in St. Theresa’s Cemetery
in Orleans. Should friends desire, contributions in Fred’s memory may be
made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, P.O. Box 485,
Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements are by the Converse-Rushford Funeral
Home
ANDRE JOHN ‘AJ’ DUQUETTE — ESSEX JUNCTION
— Andre John ‘AJ’ Duquette went with the Angels on his birthdate, March
10, 2001. AJ is survived by his parents Ann Marie (St.Amour) and Darick
Duquette; his grandparents Pierre A. and Linda Duquette of Essex
Junction; grandfather John R. St. Amour of Winooski, his great
grandmother Simone Duquette; his uncles and aunts David and Jamie
Duquette of South Burlington; Jay and Duffy St. Amour of Alburg; Kenneth
and Dena St. Amour of Swanton, and his cousins, Brittany, Devon and
Garrett Duquette, and Brianne and Matthieu St. Amour. He was predeceased
by his grandmother, Shirley St. Amour. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated on Friday, March 16, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the Holy Family
Catholic Church, Lincoln Street, Essex Junction In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions can be made to the Neo Natal Unit c/oFletcher
Allen Healthcare, 111 Colchester Ave. Burlington, VT 05401
ROBERT STANTON IRELAND ELMORE — Robert
Stanton Ireland, 82, passed away at his home in Elmore on Saturday,
March 10, 2001. He was born in Lewiston, Maine, on Sept. 3, 1918, the
son of the late Mr. Elwood Frances and Mrs. Francis (Garcelon) Ireland.
Robert spent his childhood in Newport. He received his graduate degree
from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He met Barbara Kendall at the
college and married her in 1940. He later received his doctorate in
education from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. He taught in the
public school system in Bradford and later became a superintendent in
Auburn, Maine; Concord and Peabody, Mass., and Hins- dale, Ill. He was a
""lifelong educator.” In 1983, he retired to Elmore with his
wife, Barbara. He was a trustee of the Stowe Community Church and was a
town lister for many years for the town of Elmore. He also served in the
U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. In addition to his academic
achievements, he was also very athletic and loved the outdoors. He was
an avid skier and was a member of the 70+ Ski Club, was a cross-country
skier and also a ski jumper. In the summers, he loved to sail and
enjoyed working with wood, building his house in Elmore, where he proved
himself to be an accomplished woodworker. Robert is survived by his
beloved wife of 60 years, Barbara; his sons, Robert S. Ireland Jr. of
Groton, Mass., and Gerald Ireland of Norwich; his daughter, Elizabeth
Ireland Dufresne of Glenville, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren; a brother, Elwood Jr. of Connecticut and Florida;
and a sister, Leslie of Reno, Nev. He was predeceased by a brother,
Richard. There will be a memorial service Tuesday, March 13, in the
Stowe Community Church at 1:00 p.m. with a reception following the
service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
Robert’s name to the Stowe Community Church, Stowe, VT 05672; or the
Parkinson Foundation. Arrangements are in the care of Stafford Funeral
Home, Stowe.
VIRGINIA E. SALTER WILLISTON — Virginia
E. ‘Ginny’ Salter, 75, of Williston, passed away suddenly after a short
illness in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Saturday March 10, 2001. She
was born in Randolph on June 25, 1925, the daughter of the late Clyde
and Mildred Estabrook. Ginny attended Castleton Normal School. She was
an elementary school teacher for 33 years, having taught in Braintree,
Randolph, Barre, Bethel and Williston. The last 19 years of her teaching
career was spent at the Williston Central School. She was a member of
the Williston Federated Church. Her greatest joys were being with her
family, working in her many flower gardens, and she will be most
remembered for her love of quilting. She served as president of the
Green Mountain Quilter’s Guild for two years and was program chair for
three years. She served as a volunteer at Northfield’s annual Quilt Show
for several years as well as other local quilt shows. She also taught
quilting classes to many Champlain Valley quilters. She was predeceased
by her first husband D. Robert Dumas in 1952. She is survived by Robert,
her husband of 43 years; her son Steven Dumas and his wife Constance,
her daughters, Roberta Dumas of Jericho; Karen Jackson and husband Larry
of England; Robin Lewin and husband Morrie of Mass; stepdaughters Gloria
Sandstrom and her husband John of MD; and Geraldine Mattison of
Bennington; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Ginny is
also survived by thee sisters, Donna Harrington of South Royalton,
Shirley Hood of Williston, and Patricia DeRose of Morrisville; a
brother, Robert Estabrok of White River Junction; as well as several
nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be a memorial service on
Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Williston Federated Church
with a reception following. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made in Ginny’s memory to the Williston
Federated Church or the American Heart Association. Gifford Funeral
Srevice in Richmond is in charge of the arrangements
HERVEY BUELL WHITTEN ESSEX — Hervey Buell
Whitten, 91, of Essex died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in the Burlington
Health and Rehabilitation Center with his family by his side. He was
born Oct. 3, 1909, in Essex, the son of the late George and Ila (Nealy)
Whitten. He attended school at the former Essex Classical Institute.
Hervey was a farmer in Essex for most of his working life. He greatly
enjoyed driving a school bus for the town of Essex. In later years, he
enjoyed driving a taxi for Earl Benway of Burlington for several years.
He enjoyed living at Whitcomb Woods in Essex Junction prior to entering
the nursing home. He is survived by his wive of 68 years, Hazel (Irish)
Whitten; his children, Raymond and his wife, Charlotte, of Essex, Donald
and his wife, Mary, of Essex, Beverly Ledrich and her husband, Robert,
of Tennessee, Barbara Graves of Williston; daughter-in-law Lenore
Whitten of Essex; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and nieces
and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Richard and Bernard; and by
a sister, Glenna Matthews. Funeral services will be held Monday, March
12, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel.
Burial will be in the spring in Cloverdale Cemetery in Underhill. those
who wish may make contributions in his memory to Essex Rescue Squad,
P.O. Box 124, Essex nction, VT 05453. Visiting hours will be held Sunday
from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel,
68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction
PETER
ZILLIACUS
SHELBURNE — Peter Zilliacus, 77, died of pancreatic
cancer on March 10, 2001 in Wake Robin Life Care Retirement Community in
Shelburne, VT, where he had resided since 1996. Peter was born in
Hindhead England to Finnish parents Laurin and Ulla Zilliacus, on June
28, 1923. He was raised and educated in Helsinki, Finland as a member of
the Swedish speaking minority population. Peter’s education was
interrupted by World War II, as he was forced to enlist in the Finnish
Army in 1941 to serve on the Russian Front. In 1944 he and his family
managed to escape to Sweden, and in 1946 they emigrated to the USA where
Peter worked in the Foreign Loan Dept of the Irving Trust Company in New
York City. In 1947, he married Lillian Rice and adopted her young
daughter, Marjorie. The life of a commuter did not agree with Peter, so
a chance weekend visit to a family friend in Vermont offered him new
possibilities. In 1948, he became the hired man on a chicken farm in
West Townshend, owned by Robert Johnson. Chickens turned out to be no
more fulfilling than banking, so in 1949, he and his wife opened the
River Bend Inn in Newfane, where Peter found his vocation in cooking.
From 1955 to 1959, the family lived in Stockholm, Sweden, where Peter
co-owned and managed the Ziba Grill Bar, closely observing the
techniques of the French and Swiss chefs at the restaurant. Upon the
family’s return to Vermont, he spent some years searching for the right
property, finally opening The Hermitage in West Dover in 1962, where his
cooking talents blossomed. He was one of the pioneers in bringing fine
quisine to the area, introducing many people to classic dishes and wines
and properly cooked fresh vegetables. During these years , he also
served on the Board of Listers, the Planning Commission of the town of
Dover, and the Windham Regional Planning Commission. He saw first-hand
how uncontrolled development led to the pollution and decimation of the
natural resources of the state he so dearly loved. He was an early
supporter of the environmental legislation resulting in Act 250 and of
the Vermont Travel Information Council. In 1969, he retired from the
restaurant business, moved to Brattleboro and devoted the rest of his
life to environmental causes and political activism. He served on the
District Environmental Commission 2 from 1970-1977. For a number of
years, he worked as a bookkeeper and tax preparer, specializing in
non-profit organizations. He often volunteered his cooking talents at
fundraising events for causes dear to his heart, thus combining his
different interests. Upon his move to Wake Robin, he continued his
involvement in Bernie Sanders’ campaigns; the Progressive Party of
Vermont; and becoming an active board member of the Vermont Natural
Resources Council. Peter was a quiet, unassuming man who devoted many
years to serving the state of Vermont. He received many awards,
including the 1996 Governor’s Certificate of Merit for 28 years of
public service, a Certificate of Merit from the Connecticut River
Watershed Council and the Earth Day 2000 Environmental Stewardship Award
presented by Senator James Jeffords.He loved to travel, and sought out
the best places to eat wherever he went. He was an avid XC skier,
travelling all over New England and Quebec to find challenging terrain.
Sailing on Lake Champlain was one of his summer delights. He became
known at Wake Robin for a series of dinners that he put on for 6 people
at a time in his small apartment, and spent many happy hours developing
recipes and menus. He was a friend and mentor to people from all walks
of life, During his final weeks, he was amazed and immensely gratified
at the outpouring of love and friendship expressed by so many who had
come in contact with him. He is survived by his former wife, Lillian,
who suffers from dementia and lives at The Arbors, Shelburne; a daughter
and son-in-law, Marjorie and Malcolm Wright of Marlboro; two grandsons,
Ian Wright of Dallas, and Shaun Wright of Seattle, a great-grandaughter
Melanie Wright of Dallas; 2 nieces and a nephew in Finland and cousins
in Finland and the US. At Peter’s request, there will be no funeral
services, but the family will plan a Celebration of Life at a later
date. Contributions in Peter’s name may be made to the Vermont Natural
Resources Council, 9 Bailey Avenue Montpelier, VT 05602 or to Hospice/VNA,
1110 Prim Road, Ste 1, Colchester, VT 05446
March
11
GEORGE PALMER BATTALINE BURLINGTON –
George Palmer Battaline, 73, of 3 Cathedral Square and formerly of New
Britain, Conn., died Sunday, March 11, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health
Care. He was born in Hartford, Conn., on Jan. 10, 1928, the son of
Palmer and Louise (Lucia) Battaline. He served his country in the U.S.
Army following World War II. He worked for many years at Emhart in
Windsor, Conn., retiring in 1985. George played the saxophone and was a
former member of the New Britain Musicians Union and the Hartford
Musicians Union. He is survived by a son, Robert P. and his wife, Janice
Battaline, of Essex; two grandchildren, Lisa and John Battaline, also of
Essex; a close friend, Linda Goulette of Burlington; a sister-in-law,
Esther Battaline of New Britain; and a niece, Carol White of
Wallingford, Conn. He also leaves his many friends at Cathedral Square,
with whom he shared his music. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard
Battaline, on Thursday, March 7, 2001. A graveside service will be held
Thursday, March 15, 2001, in St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Britain. Those
who wish may make contributions in his memory to 3 Cathedral Square
Residents Activities Fund, 3 Cathedral Square, Burlington,,VT 05402.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Ready
Funeral Home North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington.
MARY FIFIELD BROWNE GAINESVILLE, Fla –
Mary Browne, age 84 of Gainesville, FL passed away Sunday, March 11,
2001 at the Hospice House in Gainesville, FL. She was born in 1917 in
St. Albans. Mary was a retired school teacher and homemaker. She was a
member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She had been a member of
the PEO Chapter AP in Gainesville, and a member of the United Methodist
Women. She is survived by her granddaughters, Laura Anson of Seattle WA;
Donna Newman of Apopka, FL; Kimberly Browne of Gainesville, FL; Allison
McNeely of Nashville TN; her sisters, Helen Cleary of Colchester CT;
Barbara Allen of South Carolina; and Beverly Darby; and one brother Ivan
Fifield from Naples, FL. She is also survived by seven
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be
Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at the Atrium in Gainesville with
the Rev. Dan Johnson presiding. An additional memorial service will be
held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sarasota, FL on Monday, March
26, 2001. Burial will be under the direction of the family.
LINWOOD K. ""LIN” CONNER JR.
DAVENPORT, Fla./Winooski — Linwood K. ""Lin” Conner Jr., 56,
of Winooski and Davenport, Fla., died at his Florida home Sunday, March
11, 2001, after a courageous battle with heart disease. Lin was born in
Augusta, Maine on June 21, 1944, the son of Linwood K. Conner Sr. and
Violet Conner. Lin was married to Nancy Pecor Maxfield on May 8, 1978,
in Colchester. He was an electrician for many years, having worked at
Burlington Electric and R & L Electric. He was a member of the IBEU.
He also worked at the Vermont Air Guard as a jet engine technician. Lin
served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Wasp aircraft carrier on the
Gemini Recovery Team. Line was a member of the American Legion and the
Winooski RVA. During the 1970s, Lin was a volunteer for Colchester Fire
and Rescue. Lin was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.
Lin enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. His yearly deer camp trips
were especially happy times. He loved fishing on Lake Champlain and in
Maine. He loved camping with family and friends. He will leave us with
many memories of the special times we have all shared with him. He will
be missed dearly. Lin is survived by his wife, Nancy Maxfield Conner of
Winooski and Davenport; three sons, Mark Conner of Naples, Fla., Brett
Conner and Bobbi Jo of Williston, and Randy Maxfield and his wife, Karyn,
of Colchester; a daughter, Kristen Maxfield of West Palm Beach, Fla.;
five grandchildren, Kyle and Nicole Conner and Derrick, Kennedy and
Randy Maxfield; and his mother, Violet Conner of Burlington. He is also
survived by a brother, Raymond Conner Sr. and his wife, Karlene, of St.
Albans; an uncle, Bill Rousseau of Red Banks, N.J.; and many nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Linwood K. Conner Sr. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 17, 2001, at
11:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will
be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Colchester at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart
Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., P.O. Box 485, Williston, VT 05495.
Visiting hours will be Friday, March 16, 2001, from 2:00 to 4:00 and
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the La- Vigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
MABEL B. HARRINGTON PANTON — Mabel B.
Harrington, 89 died Sunday, March 11, 2001 at Porter Medical Center in
Middlebury. She was born on May 12, 1911 in New Haven, the daughter of
Stephen and Rose Moses. Mabel was a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church
in Vergennes. She and her husband Robert owned and operated the Panton
General Store for ten years. Mabel was predeceased by Robert on November
13, 1989. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne Moorby-Myers of
Vergennes, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces
and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 at St. Pauls
Episcopal Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in
the spring. There will be no calling hours. Contreibutions may be made
to the charity of one’s choice. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes
is in charge of the arrangements.
HELEN (BUELL) HORNE SEBASTIAN, Fla. –
Helen (Buell) Horne, 81, a former resident of Jeffersonville and onetime
postmaster there, passed away March 11, 2001, in the loving presence of
her family. She was born July 1, 1919, in Natick, Mass. In the 1940s she
moved to Jeffersonville with her husband, the late Robert P. Horne.
After his death in 1961, she resided in Wayland, Mass., near her sister,
Joanne (Buell) Bache, who survives her, and then to Spring Hill, Fla.,
where several of her Jeffersonville friends also lived. In recent years,
she lived in Sebastian, Fla., to be near her two sons. Besides her
sister, Joanne, she is survived by a son, Charles ""Chuck”
Horne and his wife, Colleen, of Sebastian, Fla.; a daughter, Janet
(Horne) Lussier and her husband, Richard, of Newport; a daughter-in-law,
Barbara (Laporte) Horne, also of Sebastian, wife of her son, Jeffrey
Horne, who predeceased her in August 2000; grandchildren Robert Horne,
Betsy Horne, Karey (Lussier) Fields, Molly Lussier, Aaron Lussier, and
Danielle Horne; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the National
Osteoporosis Foundation, 1232 22nd St., Northwest Wash., D.C. 20037.
ALFRED F. JERGER FERRISBURGH — Alfred F.
Jerger, 72, died Sunday March 11, 2001 in Fletcher Allen Health Center
in Burlington. He was born March 18, 1928, in Ferrisburgh, the son of
August and Berta (Schauble) Jerger. Alfred was a member of the North
Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church. He served in the US Army during the
Korean Conflict, earning a Good Conduct Medal. He was a selectman in
Ferrisburgh for twenty-five years, and a charter member of the North
Ferrisburgh Fire Department. He was a farmer and a good steward of the
land. He loved the land and his animals. After he retired, he enjoyed
delivering nightly the Burlington Free Press and his woodworking of
which he was very talented. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ruth
(Corey) Jerger of Ferrisburgh; two daughters, Katrina Jerger and special
friend Tom Dacres of Burlington, Sonnia Jerger and special friend Matt
Leonard of Burlington; three sisters and their husbands, Ruth and Carl
Bull of Ferrisburgh, Molly and Leonard Everett of North Reading MA,
Susanna Jerger and Bob D’orazio of Colchester; two brothers and their
wives August S. and Judy Jerger of Ferrisburgh, Wilhelm W.(Peter) and
Marjorie Jerger of Ferreisburgh, several nieces, nephews,
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Funeral services will be held at
2:00 p.m. on Thursday March 15, 2001 at North Ferrisburgh United
Methodist Church. Interment will be in the spring. Friends may call at
the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Wednesday March 14, 2001
from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. Contributions may be made
to Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 11, Vergennes, VT or Addison
County Humane Society, Middlebury, VT 05753.
RAYMOND EVANGELIST LETOURNEAU BURLINGTON
— Raymond Evangelist Letourneau, 71, of Burlington passed away March
11, 2001, in Starr Farm Nursing Center after a long illness. Mr.
Letourneau was employed for many years at the University of Vermont as
an electrician. He was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose
and a member of the RVA for many years. He leaves his children and their
spouses, Stella Fielders of Granville, Linda Aldrich and her husband,
John, of Bath, N.H., Debora Lamphere and her husband, Ronald, Doris
Shortsleeve and her husband, David, Kenneth Letourneau and his companion
Shelly Fernald, Cindy Gordon and her husband, Robert, and Mitzy Foy and
her husband, Edward, all of Burlington, and Rita Benedict and her
husband, Henry, of St. Albans; his second wife, Mary Barnier; many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Rita Craine of Florida;
and a brother, Robert of Arizona. Raymond was predeceased by a son,
Herbert, in 1992; his first wife, Joan, in 1994; a great-granddaughter,
Alyssa of Randolph, in 1993; and a brother, Thomas of California, in
1998. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 15, 2001, at 11:00
in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington,
VT 05403. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at
the Ready Funeral Home south Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
REBECCA L. (PULLIN) MILLER SOUTH
BURLINGTON — Rebecca L., Miller ‘Becky’, 94, died peacefully with her
granddaughter, Becky, by her side on Sunday, March 11, 2001 at Green
Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. She was born in Anderson, IN on
July 24, 1906, the daughter of Jonathan N. and Ada Lee Pullin. She was
class valedictorian when she graduated from Anderson High School in
1925, and was the class president of the Indianapolis City Hospital
School of Nursing, receiving her diploma in 1929. Rebecca married H.
Allison Miller, MD on December 25, 1929. He predecased her on May, 5,
1975. They had two sons, David A. of South Burlington, and Phillip R.
Miller who predeceased Becky on June 22, 1952. Rebecca resumed her
nursing career during World War II, service as a staff nurse, emergency
room nurse, and Director of Nursing at Marion General Hospital in Marion
IN. She served on the Hostess House Board of Directors and as a
volunteer to oversee the food service program. she was a Life member on
the Salvation Army Board of Directors. The Marion Exchange Club
presented her with its award "The Book of Golden Deeds" on May
15, 1980 ‘in appreciation of your services to our community’. Cited were
her services as ‘secretary of the Hostess House Board of Directors,
secretary of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, and a long time active
member of the Grant County Nurses Association. She headed the First Aid
room at the Marion Easter Pageant, directed the First Aid booth at the
Grant County 4-H fair, and has distributed gifts to children as part of
the Salvation Army’s Christmas program for some 20 years.’ She was
well-known for her excellent cooking and her love of cats. She was a
member of Marion’s First United Methodist Church. She was also a member
of the Grant County Nurses Association, Indiana State Nurses
Association, American Nurses Association, the Marion General Hospital
Auxiliary, Marion Business and Professional Women’s Club, and the
Mississinewa Chapter #94 Order of the Eastern Star. Becky is survived by
her loving son, David A. Miller and his wife Barbara Sue of South
Burlington; two grandaughters and their husbands, Rebecca Lynn Miller
and Robert Cota of South Burlington; and Kathleen Allison and David
Morison of Barre; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Valarie of Barre;
her sister, Ardella M. Childers of Anderson, IN; grand-nieces and
nephews, and great-grandnieces and nephews. The family wishes to express
its appreciation for the loving care that Becky received from the staff
of the Green Mountain Nursing Home. Arrangements will be conducted by
Needham Storey Funeral Home in Marion, IN. Visiting hours will be held
from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2001,and a memorial
service will be held on Thursday March 15, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. Interment
next to her husband will immediately follow at the Estates of Serenity
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First
United Methodist Church at 700 South Adams Street in Marion. to the
Salvation Army in Marion, or to the Grant County Humane Society.
ARDELLE BEATRICE SMITH WALDEN — Ardelle
Beatrice Smith, 83, of Walden died Sunday March 11, 2001 in Copley
Hospital in Morrisville. She was born July 20, 1917 in East Fairfield,
the daughter of Arthur B. and Luna (Wright) Marcher. She attended East
Fairfield Public Schools. On October 20, 1937, she married Leslie Vernon
Smith in Lincoln. On May, 1, 1950, she and her family moved to Walden
and lived in the tenement over the railroad station for about three
years. Together with her husband they built their present home from
materials salvaged from that torn down railroad station. They moved in
on December 7, 1953. Ardelle was a very good cook. She enjoyed visiting
with family and friends who would stop by her home; travelling to
Colorado and Missouri to visit her children and grandchildren. She also
enjoyed reading and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. She is survived by
her children, Robert of Hardwick; Martha Alexander of Waterville; Ralph
of Cortez CO; Linda Mayberry of Eldorado Springs, MO. Vaughan of East
Ryegate, Douglas of Timmonsville, SC, Gary of Cabot and Kevin of
Whitefield NH; 28 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; her
sisters-in-law, Avis Joyal of Enosburg Falls, and Mary Smith of East
Hardwick, as well as several nieces nephews and cousins. Ardelle was
predeceased by her husband in 1990 and a son, Harold in 1955. A memorial
service will be scheduled during the spring. In lieu of flowers,
contributions in her memory may be mae to the Caledonia Home Health and
Hospice, PO Box 383, St. Johnsbury VT 05819. Arrangements are under the
direction of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm
Street, Hardwick
JOHN E. SULLIVAN JR. FRAMINGHAM, Mass. –
John E. Sullivan Jr., 55, a resident of Framingham for nearly 25 years
and formerly of Essex Junction, Vt., died Sunday, March 11, 2001, in
Chandler, Ariz., after being stricken while vacationing. Born in Fall
River, he was a son of the late John E. and Ruth (Hunt) Sullivan. A
graduate of Essex Junction High School with the Class of 1963 and a
recipient of the National Bausch and Lomb Scholarship, Mr. Sullivan was
graduated from the University of Rochester, N.Y., with a degree in
electrical engineering. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to
1970 in the Signal Corps stationed in Korea. Mr. Sullivan was employed
by NYNEX from 1976 to 1996, when he retired and worked most recently as
a communications consultant for Modis. He was also a member of the
Innitou Ski Club of North Conway, N.H. He leaves a sister, Maureen A.
Sullivan of Chandler, Ariz.; a brothe, Michael J. Sullivan of Essex
Junction, Vt.; a nephew, Michael J. Sullivan Jr., of Guilford, Vt.; and
a grandnephew, Jacob M. Sullivan. Visiting hours are Friday from 9:00 to
11:00 a.m. at the Boyle Brothers Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave.,
Framingham, Mass. A graveside service with military honors will follow
in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be de to
The Jacob Sullivan Education Fund, c/o Member First Credit Union, Route
5, Brattleboro, VT 05301.
LOUIS C. TOULIS ESSEX JUNCTION / HOLIDAY,
FLORIDA — Louis C. Toulis, 68, formerly of Essex Junction, died Sunday
March 11, 2001 in his winter residence in Holiday, FL. He moved to
Florida from Essex Junction in 1993. He was born in the village of
Patrik, Cyprus, the son of the late Christostomus Toule and Despinou
Papaloizou. When Louis first moved to Vermont, he worked at the Lincoln
Inn in Essex Junction. More recently, he was the owner of the Airport
Restaurant at the Burlington International Airport and the Acropolis
Restaurant in Burlington. Louis was a member of the Greek Orthodox
Church in Burlington, the BPOE #917 of Burlington and Ethan Allen Lodge
#72 F. & A.M. of Essex Junction. He is survived by his wife, Nancy
(Coffey) Toulis, He was preceded in death by his first wife Joan, the
mother of his four sons. He is survived by his sons, Steven, Kyriakos,
Christostomos, and Athanasios all of Vermont. He is also survived by his
five grandchildren, Tasha, Pamela Joan, Louis, Isabelle and Halle; four
brothers, Palias of Cyprus, Kyriakos, Andreas, and Toule, all of the
United Kingdom; a sister Chrystaliou also of the United Kingdom and
several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, March 14,
2001, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer
Funeral Home. 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction. Funeral services will
be held Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the Greek Orthodox
Church Dormition of the Mother of God, 600 S. Willard St. Burlington.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Essex Junction, in the spring. In
lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes
Association, Vermont Chapter-Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160,
Hartford, CT 06150-1160, Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim
Road, Suite 1, Colchester, VT 05336 or the Greek Orthodox Church
Dormition of the Mother of God, P.O. Box 8122, Burlington, VT 05402
March
12
ORVIS JOHN DRISCOLL HINESBURG — Orvis
John Driscoll, 85, of Hinesburg, died Monday March 12, 2001 in Fletcher
Allen Health Care surrounded by his family following a courageous battle
with cancer. He was born in Fairfax on June 24, 1915, the son of the
late John and Eva (Tedford) Driscoll. Orvis was a veteran of World War
II serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations with the US
Army. On April 29, 1946, he married Lucia Aube in St. Catherine’s Church
in Shelburne. Orvis was the co-founder of Hinesburg Sand and Gravel and
owned and operated OJ Driscoll Sand and Gravel. He later operated a
dairy farm in Hinesburg. He was a member of St. Jude’s Parish and was
one of the parishioners who helped build the church. He was a member of
the Holy Name Society at St. Jude’s and belonged to the Good Sam Club.
He also served the town of Hinesburg as Road Commissioner and on the
Select Board. He was a devoted son,.brother, husband, father grandfather
and friend to all. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lucia of
Hinesburg; four children, Paul J. of Hinesburg; Marilyn D. Crimmins of
Mahwah, NJ; Michael P. and his wife Rae, of Hinesburg; and Carl F. and
his fiance Judy LaBombard of Hinesburg; ten grandchildren, Justin, John,
Adam, Carlo, Robert, Shane, Akshay, Nick, Javier, and Jayson; two
brothers, James and his wife Margaret of Essex Junction and Harold of
Hinesburg; two sisters Cel Burritt of Hinesburg and Theresa Jefts of
Orlando, FL and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated on Friday, March 16, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Jude’s
Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in Resurrection Park
Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in his memory may be made to the
Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in
St. Jude’s Parish Hall, Route 116, Hinesburg. Arrangements are by the
Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd. Burlington
RACHEL MARGARET GAGNE HIGHGATE CENTER –
Mrs. Rachel Margaret Gagne, 73, a longtime resident of this community
died in her home on Saint Armand Road, late in the evening on Monday
March 12, 2001, surrounded by her loving family. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 16, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in Saint
Louis Roman Catholic Church, Lamkin Street, Highgate Center with
interment following in the Gagne Family in Saint Louis Cemetery. Friends
may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton, on
Thursday, March 15, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m. Gifts in Rachel’s memory may be made to the American Cancer
Division, 150 Kennedy Drive. South Burlington, VT 05403
PRISCILLA PORTER HAUGEN ROANOAKE, Va. –
Priscilla Porter Haugen passed away on March 12, 2001 in Brandon Oaks,
Va. Priscilla was born in Portland, Maine on December 29th, 1914, the
daughter of William Hatch Porter and Alice Nelson Porter. Priscilla
attended Waynflete School in Portland. She graduated from Wellesley
College in 1937 with a BA in economics and art history. From 1937 to
1942, she worked at M.I.T. in the Admissions Department and at Harvard
University as a secretary and editor for the Anthropology Department and
the Peabody Museum. In 1941, she married Rolf N. B. Haugen, a graduate
student at Harvard in Political Science. A year later, they moved to
Washington, D.C., for her husband’s wartime service in the Navy. In
1947, they moved to Burlington, Vt., where her husband joined the
faculty of UVM in the Political Science department. Priscilla pioneered
programs for children with special needs. Beginning in 1958, she taught
the first class in Vermont for trainable, retarded children at the
"New School", later renamed the Bennett C. Douglass School.
For the next ten years Priscilla developed programs for the Special
Education Division of the Vermont Department of Education, gathering
information and setting up programs for more classes of children with
special needs. In 1968, her programs were accepted by the Burlington
Public School system where she taught until 1979. She was involved in
the community throughout her life. She participated in the League of
Women Voters, serving as president from 1954 to 1957, and on the State
Board for many years. She was a leader in the Champlain Association for
Retarded Children, the Vermont Association for Retarded Children, and
the Vermont Children’s Aid Society, serving on local and state boards
and committees. After her rirement,she volunteered in the education
department at the Shelburne Museum. She became an expert on early
lighting and the hearth, taking museum programs out to schools and
leading tours at the museum. She was active in Delta Kappa Gamma, an
honorary society for women teachers; Friends in Council, a women’s
research seminar group; Vermont Association of Retired Teachers; Women
of UVM; Fleming Museum; and Klifa Club. She participated regularly in
UVM ercise classes for senior citizens. Priscilla was predeceased by her
husband, Rolf, in 1980. She is survived by a son, William Porter Haugen,
his children, Trescott, Abigail, Saskia, and Natasha; and a daughter
Karen, her husband Robert David Sack, and their children, Jessica and
Joshua. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2001 at 1
p.m. at Klifa Club in Burlington, VT. In lieu of flowers, donations in
memory of Priscilla augen may be made to the Vermont Children’s Aid
Society, 79 Weaver St, Winooski, VT 05404, or the Shelburne Museum
Children’s Education Program, Shelburne VT 05482
LEONE G SMITH ELMORE — Leone Gould Smith,
85, died Monday March 12, 2001 in Genesis Eldercare, Morrisville. She
was born on July 18, 1915 and was a lifelong resident of Elmore, She was
the daughter of Leo and Myra (Blake) Gould. Leone attended the
University of Vermont and graduated from North Adams Mass Teachers
College. She was a very dedicated teacher for many years. Leone also was
a longtime volunteer at the Second Chance Store in Morrisville. On March
23, 1940, she married Gordon C. Smith. She is survived by her children,
Leo A. Gould of Wilmington, NC, Martha Twombley and her husband George
of Essex Junction; Priscilla Boyce of Jeffersonville; Philip and his
wife, Kristy of Elmore; Gordon Jr. "Bud" of Elmore; and
Margaret "Peg" Lambert and her husband Ted, Jr. of
Morrisville; grandchildren John and Carla Twombly; Jeff and Laurie
Twombly; Allan and Melissa Boyce; Ken and Amy Boyce; Fredric and Allison
Boyce; Philip Smith, Jr.; Daniel and April Smith; Maria and Chip Berry;
Heather Lambert; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters Shirley Pierce; Helen
Clark Jewett; and Louis Hill; several nieces and nephews. Besides her
husband, Gordon, Leone was predeceased by a son, William, and a brother,
Philip Gould. Family and friends will be received at the home of Ted and
Peg Lambert, Sand Ridge Road, Morrisville, on Thursday, March 15, from
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at the
convenience of the family. For those who wish, contributions in Leone’s
memory may be made to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave.
Morrisville, VT 05661 or Lamoille Area Cancer Network, PO Box 38 Lake
Lemore, VT . Arrangements are by the White Fiess Funeral Home.
RONALD H STEBBINS WESTFORD — Ronald H.
Stebbins, former Director of Guidance at Proctor and Colchester High
Schools, died at his home Monday, March 12, 2001. He was born August 3,
1930, in Fabius, NY, the son of the late Martin H. and Muriel A. (Burt)
Stebbins. He graduated from Burlington High School and obtained his
undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Vermont. He
married the former Katherine J. Mann on October 1, 1965 in Waterville.
Mr. Stebbins served as Burlington District Director of the Vermont
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. He was also a member of the
admission board at the Fanny Allen School of Nursing and Secretary of
the Vermont Personnel and Guidance Association. He served four years as
an electromics techician in the US Air Force, where he attained the rank
of Staff Sergeant. Ronald is survived by his wife Katherine (Mann)
Stebbins of Westford; a daughter Katherine Stebbins-McCaffrey, and her
husband David of Somerville, Mass; a son Mark and his wife Deanna of
Jeffersonville; a daughter Juliet King and her husband Stephen of
Woburn, Mass; and a son Jonathan Stebbins of Burlington. Also surviving
are three brothers and their families, Rupert Stebbins and his wife
Amber of Essex; Roger Stebbins and his wife Marjorie of Williston;
Randall Stebbins and his wife Betty of Fairfax; three sisters and their
families, Phyllis Chittenden of Colchester; Marilyn Wheelock of
Williston; and Arlene LaFountain and her husband Eugene of Venice Fla;
his in-laws Dr. Roger W. and Muriel S. Mann and their families of
Waterville; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins with
whom Ron enjoyed books, music, crossword puzzles, golf, hunting, fishing
and the outdoors. Visiting hours will be held at Hayes Rich Funeral Home
Wednesday March 14, 2001 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. In
accordance with Mr. Stebbins wishes, a funeral service will be held at
the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the spring in Mountain
View Cemetery. Waterville. Memorial contributions may be made in Ron’s
name to the Westford Elementary School Library, c/o Pauline Perry, 146
Brookside Road, Westford, VT 05494. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich
Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax
March
13
HENRY LEO AUNCHMAN BRIDPORT — Henry Leo
Aunchman, 77, passed away unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, March 13,
2001. He was born July 14, 1923, in Shoreham, the son of Alexander and
Bertha (Boudreau) Aunchman. He graduated from Orwell schools. Following
graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May 1941, serving during
World War II and the Korean War as a bombardier, seeing action over
Pearl Harbor. Henry is survived by two sons, Michael J. Aunchman and
David Gaye, both of California; two grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred
Aunchman and his wife, Doris, of Colchester, and Maxwell Aunchman and
his wife, Benice, of California; three sisters, Mary Jane Blow of
Milton; Edna Kelly of Connecticut, and Rita Reed and her husband,
Robert, of Baton Rouge, La; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March, 17, 2001,
at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. The Rev. John
Mc Dermott, pastor, will be the celebrant. Graveside committal services
and burial with military honors will take place in the spring in St.
Genevieve’s Cemetery in Shoreham. Calling hours will be held Friday,
March 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral
Service, 117 S. Main Street, Middlebury. Donations may be made in his
memory to the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT
05602. Sanderson Funeral Service in Middlebury is in charge of the
arrangements
VIRGINIA E. DILLON BURLINGTON — Virginia
E. Dillon, 93, of Burlington died quietly in her sleep Tuesday, March
13, 2001, in Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington. She was born in
Bristol on Feb. 13, 1908, the daughter of the late Edwin Alfred and
Addie Huldana (Brooks) Ferguson. She was a proud graduate of Boston
University and earned a degree in theology. April 20, 1940, she married
James Dillon in Bristol. James predeceased her in 1990. Virginia worked
for many years with the city of New York as a social worker, which
suited her giving and helpful nature. This attribute continued well into
her retirement, as she was a constant contributor to causes in
Burlington and in the state. She is survived by a son, John Dillon and
his wife, JoAnne Lobello, of Naperville, Ill; and a sister, Helen
Lathrop of Bristol. Virginia also took great pride and enjoyment from
following the successes of her many nieces and nephews as well as her
grandnieces and grandnephews, as they have arrived through the years.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Luther and Elbert; and two sisters,
Alice Priscilla and Irene. A memorial service will be held Friday, March
16, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 21 Buell
St., Burlington. Interment will take place at a later date in the spring
in Evergreen Cemetery in Bristol.
HELEN A. SHULTIS SPARTA, Tenn. — Helen A.
Shultis, 84, died March 13, 2001, in White County Community Hospital in
Sparta, Tenn. She was born April 3, 1916, the daughter of Adam and
Katherine Kynoski of Proctor, Vt. She graduated from Proctor High
School. Mrs. Shultis was a resident of Springfield, Vt., for nearly 60
years. She worked for Fellows Gearshaper Co. during World War II. She
was known for her love of botany and music and for sharing those studies
with the young and the infirm. She is survived by her husband of 60
years, Moreland H. Shultis; a son, Moreland S. Shultis of Castleton,
Vt.; a daughter, Marilyn Carlson, and a great-grandson, Austin Carlson,
both of Sparta; a brother, Edward Kynoski of Richmond, Va.; and three
sisters, Mary Bosko of East Brunswick, N.J., Marion Reczek of Bristol,
Conn., and Sophie Selva of Proctor, Vt. She was preceded in death by two
brothers, William and Frank Kynoski; a sister, Pauline Yakunovich; and a
grandson, Shawn Carlson. Memorial contributions may be made to The
Nature Conservancy, 27 State St., Montpelier, VT 05602. A memorial
service will be held in the spring in Springfield, Vt., with burial in
Green Mount Cemetery in Whitehall, N.Y.
MARTHA J. (CROSS) TINKER WEST BOLTON –
Martha J. (Cross) Tinker, 64, of West Bolton passed away at home
suddenly after a short illness Tuesday, March 13, 2001. She was born in
Swanton on Sept. 19, 1936, the daughter of the late Leon and Elizabeth
(Patterson) Cross. Martha always looked forward to baking and cooking,
growing plants and cultivating her flower gardens. Most of all, she
enjoyed the quiet times spent outdoors on the golf course. She is
survived by her husband of 46 years, Edwin P. Tinker of West Bolton;
four sons, Leon Tinker of West Bolton, Timothy Tinker and his wife, Lou
Ann, of Huntington, Dale Tinker of St. Albans, and Bernard Tinker of
Colchester; a daughter, Jennifer and her companion, Edward Hayes, of
Jericho; two brothers, Roger Cross and Danford Cross, both of
Burlington; a sister, Lorraine Parsons of Swanton; nine grandchildren,
Lee, Bryon and his wife,Michelle, Bobby and his wife,Jennifer, Billy and
his fiancee, Amy, Kayla, Eddie, Kristina, Ben, and Kelsey; three
great-grandchildren, Emily, Anthony, and Kylie, an aunt; and several
nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey, in
1957; two brothers, Ralph Cross and Thomas Cross; and two sisters, June
Cross and Sharon Dion. There will be no visiting hours. Funeral services
will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial
contributions may be made in Martha’s memory to Hospice of the Champlain
Valley, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446. Arrangements are by the
Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
ANDREW
WILLIAM WOOD
WEST ADDISON — Andrew William Wood of West Addison
passed away March 13, 2001, after a long illness. He was born in New
York City on Jan. 4, 1920. Prior to his move to West Addison in 1982, he
lived in White Plains, N.Y., where he and his wife, Leona Wood, raised
their family. Mr. Wood enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1939 and served
aboard the U.S.S. Grayson in the North Atlantic. He also served in the
Pacific during World War II aboard a fleet tanker. He was a member of
the V.F.W. Post 7832 in Middlebury. Although he only served in the Navy
during World War II, he was a career man at heart, and the memories of
his days in the Navy were a source of great pride and happiness to him
throughout his life. Following his discharge, Mr. Wood worked for
Eastern Steamship Lines in Boston. In 1948, Mr. Wood moved back to White
Plains and became a firefighter with the city of White Plains. He worked
there for 21 years and retired as a lieutenant with the Fire Prevention
Bureau. Following his retirement from the city of White Plains, Mr. Wood
continued his career in fire prevention with IBM as an industrial safety
engineer. He retired from IBM in 1982 and moved to his favorite spot on
earth–West Addison. There he enjoyed his remaining years looking out at
the beautiful lake and playing with the children of his neighbors, the
Paquette family. He is survived by three daughters, Karen Basli of
Fairfield, Conn., Jeanne Motts of White Plains, and Mary Hyde of Carson
City, Nev.; two grandsons, Scott LeBaron of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and
Daniel Motts of White Plains; and three granddaughters, Jeanne Hyde of
Washington, Ill., and Heather and Krystina Hyde of Carson City, Nev.
Public calling hours will be held Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to
9:00 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 S. Main St., Middlebury. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 1:00 p.m. in St.
Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Bridport. Interment and committal
services will be held in the spring in Lakeview Cemetery in West
Addison. Contributions may be made in his memory to The Alzheimer’s
Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge. MA 02140. Sanderson Funeral
Service is in charge of the arrangements.
MADELEINE CECILIA WOOD MIDDLEBURY –
Madeleine Cecilia Wood passed away March 13, 2001, at the home of her
niece, Monica Ringer, in Vergennes. She was born in Proctor on Oct. 18,
1900, a daughter of William Joseph and Mary Louise (Bonyea) Wood. She
graduated as salutatorian from Middlebury High School on May 10, 1918,
when she became secretary to Judge Charles I. Button and Justice Allen
R. Sturtevant. Upon reaching her majority on Oct. 18, 1918, she was
appointed Register of Probate in Addison District. She was later
appointed judge of probate by Gov. George D. Aiken on Jan. 5, 1939, upon
the death of Judge Button. She was secretary to Justice Sturtevant until
his retirement from the Supreme Court of Vermont. She was admitted to
the Vermont Bar on Oct. 5, 1934, and practiced law in Middlebury. She
retired as judge of probate on Jan. 31, 1957. She is survived by a
sister, Mrs. BarbaraYvonne Verlik of Harwichport, Maine; and several
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers and four
sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 16,
2001, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. The Rev.
John McDermott, pastor, will be the celebrant. Graveside committal
services and burial will take place in the spring in St. Mary’s
Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the
direction of Sanderson Funeral Service, Middlebury
March
14
EMILY E. COACHE BURLINGTON — Emily E.
Coache, 83, died in Vermont Respite House in Williston on Wednesday,
March 14, 2001, following several months of failing health. She was born
in St. Johnsbury on Mary 13, 1917, the daughter of Arthur A. and Serena
L. (Weber) Wilkins. She was a graduate of Fitchburg (Mass.) High School.
Dec. 19,, 1942, she married Adrian E. Coache at Fort Devens. Following
the end of World War II, the couple moved to Vermont. Emily was then
employed as a bookkeeper at Vermont Hardware. In later years, she was a
familiar figure at Plouffe’s Pharmacy in the North End Shopping Center.
Emily was a faithful and dearly loved member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal
Church in Colchester. She was the Altar Guild directress and was always
available to help the church and its members in any capacity. She was a
very devout Christian. Emily at one time had been a member of the
Heineberg Club, where she often catered wedding breakfasts with her
family. She was well known for her beautifully decorated wedding cakes.
Emily enjoyed her extensive collection of elephants. She was a skilled
seamstress and knitter. She is survived by her devoted family, three
children and their spouses, Joanne C. and Kenneth Wiles of South Hero,
Robert A. and Linda Coache of Crestview, Fla., and Carol A. Hood-Cross
and Timothy of Colchester; her grandchildren, Krista L. Wiles of
Burlington, Kimberly L. Siple and her husband, Chris, of Richmond,
Kellie L. Griffiths and Sean of South Hero, Robert R. Coache and Lisa of
Webster, Mass., Renee M. McMahon of Winooski, and Jennifer L. Hood of
Essex Junction; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold H. Wilkins and
his wife, Ruth, of Lyndonville; sisters Dorothy E. Bush of Wolcott,
N.Y., Grace A. Wakeham of St. Johnsbury, and Evangeline S. Ouellette and
her husband, Fernand, of St. Johnsbury; and several nieces, nephews,
friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by her husband, Adrian E.
Coache, on May 23, 1987; and nine brothers and sisters. A memorial
service will be celebrated Saturday, March 17, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in St.
Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Prim Road, Colchester. Burial will take place
in Lakeview Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts
may be made to the St. Andrew’s Altar Guild, P.O. Box 78, Colchester, VT
05445. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, is
in charge of arrangements.
CORA E. FRASER SOUTH BARRE — Mrs. Cora E.
Fraser, 68, a longtime resident of South Barre, died Wednesday, March
14, 2001 in the company of her children at the Woodridge Nursing Home in
Berlin. Cora was born to Roy and Ruth (Richardson) Fair at home in
Calais on June 28, 1932. She graduated from Montpelier HIgh School in
1950. She had several jobs through the years, but her main occupation
was her family. She gave of herself without reservation, nurtured our
spirits and loved each of us along the way. She was a child of Vermont
and a loving mother. She cherished music, painting, growing flowers and
Christmas. Cora is survived by her children, Stephen Fraser of Berlin;
Diane Caccavo of Marshfield; Russell Fraser of South Burlington; Scott
Fraser of Essex; and Andrew Fraser of Milton; grandchildren, Kristin
Sohlstrom; Erinn Boxrud; Nicholas and Anthony Caccavo; Ellen and Peter
Fraser; Michael and David Fraser; Hannah and Kendyl Fraser;
great-grandchildren, Emily and Conner Sohlstrom; two sisters, Edna Davy
and Bessie Benjamin and a brother Donald Fair. Mom was predeceased by
her parents and infant son, Douglas Fraser. Her children invite her
family, friends and caregivers to a time of fellowship at the Hilltop
Restaurant on Quarry Hill in Barre Town on Saturday, March 17, 2001 at
2:00 p.m. Services are under the direction of the Hooker and Whitcomb
Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre.
ELIZABETH WAITE GASSETTE Elizabeth Waite
Gassette, widow of Alfred J. Gassette, native of Burlington, died
Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in DeLand FL. Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand
is in charge of the arrangements
March
15
RUTH M. ATWOOD KENDALVILLE, IN — Ruth
Atwood 84, a resident of Fernwood Manor in Bolton from 1982 to 1993,
passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, March, 15, 2001. She was
born April 7, 1916 in Pleasant Lake, IN, the daughter of Ray and Mary N.
(Jewell) McLain. She was married in 1935 to Sherman Atwood. Ruth is
survived by two sons, Ray Atwood of Waterbury; and Paul Atwood of
Danbury CT; two daughters, Jeanne Atwood of N. Fort Myers, FL; and Joann
Masturso of Beeville, TX; nine grandchildren; fifteen
great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marjorie Geark of LaGrange, IN and
Sharon Warble of Howe, IN. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Sherman,
who passed away January 13, 1986; two sisters, Arlene Dodge and Florence
DeWitt; two brothers, Emmett McLain and Kenneth McLain. Visitation is
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2001. Funeral
services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday March 18, 2001 at Weicht
Funeral Home, Angola, IN with the Rev James Hulbert officiating.
Arrangements are by the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola IN
MERCEDES PEARL BELLROSE SWANTON — Mrs.
Mercedes Pearl Bellrose, 73, a lifelong resident of this community died
early Thursday morning, March 15, 2001 in her Saint Albans Street home.
She was born in West Swanton, July 25, 1927, the daughter of the late
Willam and Lula (Bradley) Cheney. She attended school in West Swanton,
and on July 18, 1949, married Lawrence Bellrose who survives her. She
was a lifelong parishioner of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed
Virgin Mary. Mercedes was a professional seamstress with the York
Manufacturing Company for over thirty years, a homemaker and co-founder
of Bellrose Plumbing and Heating. She will always be remembered for the
love of her family, the outdoors, snowmobiling, travelling, craft making
and especially fishing with her husband Larry. She also enjoyed watching
baseball with the Atlanta Braves being her favorite team. In addition to
her husband Larry of Swanton, Mercedes leaves two sons, Frank Bellrose
and his wife Melody and Tom Bellrose and his wife Diane, all of Swanton;
two daughters Sandy Sturgeon and her best friend Fred Martin of the
Alburg area and Jane Gilmond and her husband Daniel of Palm Springs, CA;
two brothers, Arnold Cheney and his wife Bertha of West Swanton; and
Gordon Cheney of Swanton; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-three
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs.
Eldora Delaney predeceased her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Monday, March 19, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in The Church of the
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton.
Interment will follow inthe Bellrose family lot in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton
on Sunday, March 18, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m. Gifts in memory of Meredes may be made to Missisquoi Valley
Rescue, PO Box 22, Swanton, VT 05488 or to the Franklin County Home
Health Agency-Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT
05478
MARY
LANPHEAR
JOHNSON — Mary Lanphear, 76, died Thursday, March 15,
2001, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. She was born in Seymour, Conn.,
on Oct. 16, 1924, the daughter of Julius and Justyna (Nazar) Behuniak.
Mary was the wife of Willard ""Bill” Lanphear, whom she
married Aug. 2, 1975. Mary was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the
Eagles Club of Jeffersonville. She was also active in the Johnson Senior
Center. Besides her husband, Bill, she is survived by two sons, Richard
Czech and his wife, Audrey, of Colchester, Conn., and Donald Czech of
Cheyenne, Wyo.; a stepdaughter, Bonnie McGlauflin and her husband, Mike,
of Roseboro, N.C.; a grandson, Richard Czech Jr. and his friend,
Crystal, of Naples, Fla.; a granddaughter, Vanessa Lanphear of Hickory,
N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by a son,
Gary Czech of Seymour, Conn. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.
Monday in the United Church of Johnson with spring interment in Eden
Corners Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday
in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. In lieu
of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory would be appreciated to the
Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles Club, P.O. Box 203, Jeffersonville, VT
05464.
NORMAND F. LeBOEUF COLCHESTER — Normand
F. LeBoeuf, 80, of 424 Winchester Place, Colchester, died Thursday,
March 15, 2001, at his home, with his family by his side, after a
courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Burlington on Aug. 15,
1920, the son of Anselme and Emma (More) LeBoeuf. He was a World War II
veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was formerly employed at Fassetts
Bakery and Vermont Transit Company, where he worked for 54 years. He was
a longtime fan of country and western music, and he played violin on
television for the Green Mountain Boys in the 1960s. Normand is survived
by his wife of 29 years, Edna Bryne LeBoeuf; two sons, Norman
""Buddy” LeBoeuf and his wife, Kathleen, of Burlington, and
William F. LeBoeuf and his partner, Sharon Ross, of Morrisonville, N.,Y.;
two daughters, JoAnn Burnett and her husband, Edward, of Rouses Point,
N.Y., and Mary Jane Ushiyama and her husband, Gerry, of Aurora, Colo.;
eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rita
Thibault of Winooski, and Elizabeth Bennett and her husband, Carl, of
New York; two stepchildren, Michael Bryne of Mexico Beach, Fla., and
Lucinda Haran of Indiatlantic, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Anita (Dupont)
LeBoeuf of Winooski; and several nieces and nephews. Normand is also
survived by his special friends, Raymond and Eva Reno, Curley St. Amour,
Robert Ryan, and Debby and Frenchie LeDuc; and many friends and
neighbors. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert H. LeBoeuf of
Winooski. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 19, 2001, at 10
a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, VT 05602. Visiting
hours will be Sunday, March 18, 2001, rom 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the
LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
CATHERINE DURICK LULL SHELBURNE — After a
brief illness, Catherine Durick Lull, of Shelburne passed away
peacefully in her home in the presence of her loving family on Thursday,
March, 15, 2001. She was born in Fair Haven on July 12, 1912, the
daughter of Jeremiah C. and Mary Brennan Durick. Catherine attended Fair
Haven schools and graduated from the university of Vermont, College of
Education in 1934. Kay was very active in student government while at
UVM and was also a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority and the Mortar
Board Honorary Society. She married Robert Delano Lull, Jr. on June 18,
1934. After their marriage, Catherine and her family lived in Poultney
until they moved to Shelburne in 1948. At the age of 58, Catherine began
her professional career in the South Burlington School District as
secretary for Superintendents Frederick Tuttle and Lawrence LeCours. She
retired from the District after twenty years of service. Catherine was
also a member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Shelburne. Catherine
is survived by her daughters, Helen-Mary Danyow and husband Paul of
Ferrisburgh; Joanna Lull Williams of Shelburne; five grandchildren,
Robert L. Danyow and his wife Denise of Charlotte; Catherine Dieman and
her husband Paul of New Haven; Rebecca Weldon and her husband Douglas of
Burlington, Megan Danyow of South Burlington; and Stanton L. Williams
and his wife Naomi of South Burlington; three great-grandchildren, Paul
Danyow and Kathryn Danyow of South Burlington; and Henry Durick Weldon
of Burlington. She is also survived by her sister, Helen D. Mangan of
Cranston, RI; and her nieces Margaret Angelone and Juliana Mangan of
Cranston RI. She also leaves many devoted friends, who, like her family
will dearly miss her warmth and charm. She was predeceased by her husbad
Robert d. Lull, Jr. in June, 1980 A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on March 17, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Catherine of Siena
Roman Catholic Church in Shelburne. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery in
Fair Haven will be later in the spring. There will be no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to South
Burlington High School in care of Donna Moyer, Principal, 550 Dorset
Street, S. Burlington, VT 05403 for the Robert and Catherine Lull
Scholarship Fund. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209
Falls Road is in charge of the arrangements.
LYDIA MEUNIER NEW LONDON, N.H. — Lydia
Meunier, 92, formerly of Bridport, Vt., and Pittsfield, Mass., died
March 15, 2001, in The Clough Center in New London after a long illness.
She was born in Winooski, Vt., where she married Henry Meunier in 1924.
She worked for many years as a spinner, starting in Winooski. In 1977,
she moved back to Vermont to live near her daughter, Carol Gile, and her
family on their dairy farm. She is survived by two daughters d their
husbands, Joan and Robert Poe of Charlestown, Mass., and Newbury, N.H.,
and Carol and Ronald Gile of Bridport; two sons and their wives,
Reginald and Isabella Meunier of Pittsfield, Mass., and David and
Dorothy Meunier of Alstead, N.H.; 12 grandchildren, 19
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Armand
Roy of South Burlington; two sisters, Evette Filmore of Simsbury, Conn.,
and Rita Bazan of Pittsfield, Mass. She was predeceased by her husband,
Henry; two grandsons, Douglas Meunier and Ezekiel Gile; two brothers,
Eugene and Alfred Roy; and four sisters, Irene King, Cecile Riach,
Yvonne LaDuke, and Mary Meunier. There will be a private graveside
service in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Pittsfield, Mass., to be scheduled
at a later date.
SPENCER C. RUNION EPPING, N.H. — Spencer
C. Runion, 65, of Norris Court, died March 15, 2001, in Exeter Hospital
after a brief illness. He was born April 9, 1935, in Decatur, Ill., the
son of the late Reuben and Juanita (Blinkley) Runion. He is survived by
his wife of 45 years, Marjorie (Chambers) Runion of Epping; four
children, Tracy Hurley of Stoughton, Mass., Kim Runion of Penacook, Todd
Runion of Epping, and Cheryl Bodge of Epping; four granddaughters,
Danielle Demag of Stoughton, Mass., Christina Bodge of Epping, Emily
Hurley of Stoughton, Mass., and Ashley Bodge of Epping; a brother Ervin
E. Runion of Decatur, Ill. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Her served
during the Korean War. There are no calling hours. Private services will
be in Prospect Cemetery in Epping, N.H. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer
Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110. Brewitt
Funeral Home, 8 Pleasant St., Epping, N.H., is handling the
arrangements.
GLADYS A. SCOTT ESSEX JUNCTION — Gladys
A. Scott, 95, of Essex Junction, formerly of Maybrook, N.Y., a retired
elementary school teacher, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at home. The
daughter of Andrew and Grace Courbet Klotz, she was born Oct. 10, 1905,
in Schenectady, N.Y. After receiving her teaching degree from Oswego
Normal School, Gladys taught in Maybrook School for more than 30 years
and tutored for some years after that. She was a member of the Church of
the Assumption in Maybrook, the Catholic Daughters of the Church and New
York state Retired Teachers Association. She was the widow of Lawrence
Scott. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Costello and her husband,
George Costello of Essex Junction; a grandson, Wiley L. Searles and his
wife, Yvonne Zietlow, of Colchester; a granddaughter, Kim M. Costello of
Phoenix, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister,
Marion Kilburn. Friends may call Sunday, March 18, 2001, from 4:00 to
6:00 p.m. at the Overhiser Funeral Home, 78 Union St., Montgomery, N.Y.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 19, 2001, at noon in the
Church of the Assumption in Maybrook, N.Y., with Father Daniel O’Hare
officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Montgomery, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maybrook
Library. Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.
GERALD C. SHEAHAN FAIRFIELD, CT — Gerald
C. Sheahan, age 73, a retired executive of the General Electric Company,
died Thursday, March 15, 2001 in Bridgeport Hospital. Born June 27,
1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clair T. and
Genevieve A. (Kinnevey) Sheahan. He attended Bowdoin College and
graduated cum laude in 1951. Mr. Sheahan served in the US Army, first at
the end of World War II in Japan as a military police detective and
interpreter and later in the Korean Conflict as a military intelligence
officer. He was wounded in action in Korea and was awarded the Purple
Heart, the Bronze Star with combat ‘V’ for valor, and the Combat
Infantry Badge. He worked for the General Electric Company from 1950
until his retirement in 1993. He started his career with GE in
advertising and later in Corporate Marketing and Incentive programs. He
was a staff executive at the time of his retirement. During his career
at GE, he travelled extensively, visiting Japan, China, the former
Soviet Union and Europe. Since his retirement he had been a volunteer
broadcaster for CRIS radio for the blind, a reader at Recording for the
Blind and Dyslexic, coordinator for the Senior Elfun Organizatioin of
Fairfield County and a volunteer for other local charitable causes
including the Neighborhood Seaside Garden at Jennings Beach. He was also
a lector at St Plus X Church. Gerald is survived by his wife of 46
years, Ruth E. (Briehl) Sheahan; three sons, Terrance J. Sheahan and his
wife Nancy of South Burlington; Thomas C. Sheahan and his wife Diane
Curtin of Wellesley MA; and Christopher G. Sheahan and his wife Mary
Anne of Shelburne; five grandchildren, Patrick, Corey, Jamie, Hugh and
Clare. He was predeceased by his brother Garrett J. Sheahan. Funeral
services will take place on Monday, March 19, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. in St.
Plus X Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in
Oaklawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 to
6:00 p.m.in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 S. Benson Rd. Fairfield. In lieu
of flowers, the family prefers contributions be made to the American Red
Cross, Blood Services, 158 Brooklawn Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604
FRANK EDWARD WALL, JR BRIDPORT — Frank
Edward Wall, Jr. passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2001,at Helen Porter
Nursing Home in Middlebury,with his nephew, Richard Crowe at his side;
after a long, courageous struggle with the neuromuscular disease ALS,
commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was born July 23, 1916 in
Staten Island NY, the son of Frank Edward and Mary E (Nugent) Wall.
Frank was a retired Colonel in the US Air Force. During WWII, he served
in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations, and was stationed at
Clark AFB in the Phillipines at the time of the Korean Conflict. He
later attended the Foreign Service Institute of the United States
Department of State in preparation for a subsequent assignment to the
American Embassy in Rome, Italy. He served as a Military Assistance
Advisory Group Officer to Ambassador Clair Booth Luce. From Rome, he was
sent to Bonn, Germany to serve Ambassodor John J. McCoy. On his return
to the United States, Frank attended Command and Staff School prior to
assignment to the Pentagon. In 1957, he joined the IBM Corporation and
was Community Relations Manager at IBM in Washington, DC from 1965 until
1975. In this position, he experienced a diversity of civic and cultural
affiliations. Throughout these years he was recognized and honored with
many awards for outstanding business and community leadership. Frank was
selected a Washingtonian of the Year in 1974, by Washington Magazine,
honored for distinguished and exceptional service to the Washington
Metropolitan Area Community. In retirement, Frank remained active in
many areas of interest until he was stricken with illness. Some of the
activities with which he was involved since coming to Vermont included
the Vermont Court Diversion Program, Chairman of the United Way, and
Chairman of the Vermont State Task Force to Determine the Economic
Impact of Higher Education on the Economy of the State of Vermont. He
was appointed a Commissioner and Member of the Employment Security Board
of the State of Vermont for two-six year terms and received a five year
appointment to the Vermont State Board of Pharmacy. Frank gave his
talents to many community humanitarian endeavors. He resided in Bridport.
Frank is survived by his wife, Audrey, daughter, Deborah Anne Phelps and
her husband David of Maryland; a grandson Benjamin Thompson of Maryland;
his only living sister, Claire Wall Quinell of South Carolina, his
sister-and brother-in-law, Mercedes and Robert Wallace of Bridport; his
nephew and niece, John and Margaret Wallace of Cornwall; sister-in-law,
Minerva C. Potter and nephews Christopher and Richard Potter all of New
Haven; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins living outside
Vermont. He also leaves his long-time dear friend, H. Tage Ernevad of
Wiliston. He was predeceased by three sisters, Honora Catherine Crowe,
Norma Kaminski and Eileen Wall Freer. Frank patiently lived with the
diminishments that increasingly compromised his physical independence.
He faced each day with a determined grit and abiding faith in God. A
Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 11:00
a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. The Reverend John
McDermott, Pastor will be the celebrant. A graveside committal service
and burial will take place at the convenience of the family. There will
be no calling hours. Donations in his memory may be made to the Town
Line First Response, PO Box 82, Bridport, VT 05734. Sanderson Funeral
Service in Middlebury is in care of the arrangements
GORDON M. WOOD WOLCOTT — Gordon M. Wood,
55, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. He
was born in Hardwick on March 14, 1946, the son of Harold and Jeannette
(Bonenfant) Wood. Gordon was a lifetime employee of the St. Johnsbury
railroad. He enjoyed stamp and coin collecting, and he also had a great
interest in collecting minerals. He is survived by his mother, Jeannette
of Wolcott; two sisters, Dorothy Keough and her husband, Ernest, of East
Montpelier, and Nancy Vanat of Morrisville; and several nieces and
nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his father; and a brother, Paul.
Graveside services will take place this spring in Fairmont Cemetery in
Wolcott. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
March
16
GLADYS L. BEDELL MORRISVILLE — Gladys L.
Bedell passed away in Copley Manor on March 16, 2001. She was born in
Lyme, N.H., on June 22, 1906, the daughter of Melvin and Melvina Dewitt.
She attended school in Lyme and Hanover, N.H. she married Lloyd Bedell
of Topsham 1927. He predeceased her in 1956. Gladys is survived by a
son, Richard Bedell of Morrisville. She was predeceased by two
daughters, Lucille Tatro of Barre, and Charlotte Gagner of Eden; and a
son, Melvin Bedell of Morrisville. Graveside services will be held later
this spring in Pleasant View Cemetery in Morrisville. Arrangements are
by the White-Fiess Funeral Home.
CHARLES BIRKETT FERRISBURGH — Farmer and
life-long resident of Ferrisburgh, died peacefully, surrounded by his
family, at his home on Friday, March 16, 2001. He is survived by his
wife of 52 years, Lillian (Husk) Birkett; his children, Steve Birkett of
North Ferrisburgh; Judy Sweeney of Clayton, MO; Robert Birkett of
Shelburne; Nancy Birkett Vincent of Sutton; and Joseph Birkett of
Ferrisburgh; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also
survived by his brothers John of Windsor; and Frank of Litchfield, CT.
He was predeceased by his brother Richard, and a son-in-law, Rob
Sweeney. There will be no visiting hours. The family will host a
memorial service on Sunday March 25, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at
the Old Town Hall in Ferrisburgh Center. Friends and family are welcome
to bring stories and memories to share at the service or over dessert
afterwards. To all who knew and loved Charles, please come and help us
celebrate his life. Donations in his memory may be made to Addison
County Home Health and Hospice. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05763.
MARY (CROSS) GRANT BURLINGTON — Mary
(Cross) Grant, 84, died after a short illness Friday, March 16, 2001, in
Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Among her survivors are her
children, Shirley Salerno and David Grant. Services will be held in May.
Arrangements are by Elmwood-Meunier.
HOMER J. WILLETTE NORTHFIELD — Homer
Joseph Willette, 94, a lifetime resident of Northfield, died Friday,
March 16, 2001, in the Mayo Nursing Home in Northfield following a short
illness. Homer was born in Northfield Falls on Jan. 8, 1907, the son of
Joseph Ferdinand and Melina (Martineau) Willette. He grew up and
attended school in Northfield Falls. May 25, 1934, Homer married Cecilia
Dumas in St. Monica’s Church in Barre. They then made their home in
Northfield, where they remained for the rest of their lives. Homer was a
loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
His immediate and extended family were always most important to him. His
grandchildren were the source of his greatest joy. He was known to many
as a gentle man and a gentleman. He was employed for many years at
Vermont Hosiery and later as a retail salesman at Morse’s Clothing Store
for more than 25 years, until his retirement. He was a faithful member
of St. John’s Catholic Church in Northfield, serving as an usher and a
eucharistic minister for many years. He was also an active member of the
Catholic Order of Foresters. After his retirement, he and Cecile enjoyed
tours to places they had never been and were regular members of the
local cribbage group and the Senior Citizens Center. Always ready to
give a helping hand, Homer would volunteer for tasks that needed to be
done at the church or in the community. Homer was predeceased by five
brothers and five sisters; his wife, Cecile, on Dec. 16, 1989; and a
son, James Willette, on Dec. 14, 1997. Left to cherish his memory are
his children and their spouses: his daughter, Jacquelyn and her husband,
John McKenna, of Burlington, son Francis of South Burlington and his
former wife, Sally, of Niskayuna, N.Y., and son Joseph and his wife,
Suzanne, of Graniteville; a daughter-in-law, Mary Willette of Latham,
N.Y., wife of his son, the late James Willette; a special friend, Grace
Sprague, of Yellow Springs, Ohio.; nine grandchildren, Maureen Fraser,
Diane Walker, Andrew Willette, MaryEllen Boutin, Jacquelyn Dizon, Jodine
Willette, Lesley Willette, Jocelyn Edwards, Celia Willette; and six
great-grandchildren, Samantha, Joey, and Ricky Dizon, Michael and David
Fraser, and Emma Edwards. Calling hours will be held at the ngston
Funeral Home, 35 Slate Ave., Northfield, on Monday, March 19, from 2:00
to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Tuesday, March 20, in St. John the Evangelist Church, 206
Vine St., Northfield, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Kevin Rooney
officiating. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery in Northfield
on May 18, 2001. If you wish, contributions in Homer’s memory may be
made to the Mayo Healthcare Activities Fund, 71 Richardson St.,
Northfield, VT 05663. Arrangements are by the Kingston Funeral Home,
Northfield.
March
17
MARGIE MAE (TELANDER) DANLEY RANDOLPH
/BURLINGTON– Margie Mae (Telander) Danley died Saturday, March 17,
2001, in Vermont Respite House in Williston after a long illness. She
was born May 5, 1924, in Green, Kan., the daughter of David and Alice
(Elder) Telander, who died from complications of childbirth. She was
first raised by her mother’s parents and later by her father and
stepmother. Upon graduating from high school at the age of 16, she
taught school in a one-room schoolhouse until she was old enough to be
eligible to enter nurse’s training at St. Mary’s Hospital in Manhattan,
Kan. She met John R. Danley at a dance at the Calvary School at Fort
Riley, Kan., and they were married in October 1943. After the war, they
made their home in Winnetka, Ill., where their five children were born,
until moving to Vermont in 1964. For a number of years, she and her
husband built and restored horse-drawn vehicles and making reproductions
of antique children’s furniture. Margie was an active member of the
Randolph community and a nearly tireless worker on behalf of many
charities. She served on the guild and vestry of St. John’s Church as
well as many committees of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont. She was a
Girl Scout leader and served on the board of hospice. One of her major
accomplishments was learning to drive at the age of 60. She s a
professional caregiver from 1984 until her diagnosis of cancer in 2000.
She will be remembered by many for her loving support of her infirm and
terminal patients. She enjoyed spending time each year at the sea in
Kennebunkport, Cape Cod and most recently on Nantucket. She is survived
by her five children, John B. Danley and Michael Danley of Essex
Junction, Susan Mack of South Burlington, Christina Cranston and her
husband, Jim Cranston, of Rutland, and Amy White and her husband, Kirk
White, of Bethel. She was the devoted grandmother of Rebecca Mack of
Burlington, Elizabeth Mack of Mount Holyoke College and Killian White of
Bethel. Her warmth and humor will be missed by her many friends in the
Randolph area. She was predeceased by her husband, John, in 1984.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 21, at 2:00 p.m. in St.
John’s Episcopal Church in Randolph with her good friend and rector, the
Rev. Timothy Eberhardt, officiating. Calling hours will be held Tuesday,
March 20, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Day Funeral Home, Contributions in
her memory may be made to the St. John’s Memory Fund, P.O. Box 278,
Randolph, VT 05060.
FLORENCE R. (GRANGER) DUPONT WINOOSKI –
Florence R. (Granger) Dupont, 80, a lifelong resident of Winooski,
passed away at her home Saturday, March 17, 2001, with her husband,
Chick, at her side and surrounded by family and friends. She was born in
Winooski on Sept. 27, 1920, the daughter of the late Adelard and Flora
(Gagne) Granger. Sept. 27, 1941, Flo married Edmund ""Chick”
Dupont. Last year they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. She
worked at the American Woolen Mill until she left to help out with the
new family business, Chick’s Market. Flo was a lifelong member of St.
Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski as well as a charter member
of the Daughters of Isabella. Her joys in life were her nieces and
nephews and their children and her Tuesday afternoon shopping excursions
at the mall with her sister, Loraine. She is survived by her husband,
Edmund ""Chick” Dupont of Winooski; sister Leona Newton of
Hicksville, N.Y.; brother Raymond ""Joe” Granger and his
wife, Florence, of Burlington; brother Leonard ""Pete”
Granger and his wife, Georgie, of Rockwell, Texas; brother Clement
Granger and his wife, Lorraine, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; sister Loraine
Corbiere and her husband, Richard, of Milton; and brother Ernest Granger
and his wife, Mary, of Walpole, Mass.; a brother-in-law, Paul Dupont and
his wife, Rose, of Holyoke, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by two brothers, Armand Granger and Robert Granger; and two
sisters, Lucille Tipson and Jeanette Granger. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis
Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will follow in St. Francis
Xavier Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Monday, March 19, 2001, from
2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main
St., Winooski.
March
18
WILLIAM T. BURKE CASTLETON — Mr. William
Thomas Burke, 87, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, in Brigham Manor Nursing
Home in Newburyport, Mass., after a long illness. Mr. Burke was born
April 9, 1913, in Castleton. He graduated from West Rutland High School
in 1931. April 16, 1941, he married Theresa Biachi. During his lifetime,
Mr. Burke was a dairy farmer, worked for the town of Castleton, was a
U.S. mail route carrier, was employed at Tarbell-Waters and Corcoran
Auto Parts stores and as a custodian at Castleton State College until
his retirement. Mr. Burke is survived by four children and their
spouses, Marguerite Schaepe of Amesbury, Mass.,William M. Burke of
Medford, Ore; Lynn Moreau of South Burlington, and Daniel Burke of
Eureka, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Brough of Castleton; 10 grandchildren,
Christopher, Steven, and David Schaepe, timothy, Jeffrey, and
Christopher Burke, Matthew, Christine, and Bryan Moreau, and Michelle
Staley; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He
was predeceased by his wife, Theresa, in 1969; a siste5r, Mary Lynch;
and tow brothers, Raymond Burke and John Burke. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. in
St. John the Baptist Church in Castleton. Burial will be in the spring
in St. Bridget’s Cemetery in West Rutland. Visiting hours will be
Tuesday, March 20, 2001, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Durfee Funeral
Home, 119 N. Main St., Fair Haven. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made in Mr. Burke’s name to the Burke Memorial
Scholarship Fund, administered by the Castleton Lions Club, through the
office of the Durfee Funeral Home, P.O. Box 86, Fair Haven, VT 05743.
ELIZABETH E. KEITH MORRISVILLE –
Elizabeth E. Keith, 73, died Sunday, March 18, 2001. She was born in
Landaff, N.H., on Feb. 2, 1928, the daughter of Harold and Myrtle (Mcguire)
Keough. She was a 1944 graduate of Bradford Academy. Elizabeth was the
wife of Ronald I. Keith of Morrisville. He predeceased her in 1970.
Following his death, Elizabeth opened her life to new experiences and
interests. She served with VISTA in rural areas of the state,
introducing the values of health care to families. Throughout her life,
Elizabeth always had a flair and talent in literary endeavors. She loved
to read and illustrate. Among her greatest accomplishments was writing
poetry, to the extent of having her prose published. In later years, she
found great joy in working at Bear Pond Books in Stowe, enabling her to
keep abreast of all the latest authors and their works and converse with
customers about what they had been reading. Elizabeth also searched many
religious ideals and beliefs in her lifetime. She currently was an
active participant of and had many close friends with the Jehovah’s
Witnesses of the Kingdom Hall in Morrisville. Elizabeth is survived by
her daughter, Nancy Keith McGill and her fiance, Eric Letendre, of
Arlington, Mass.; her son, Ronald M. Keith and his wife, Nancy, of
Chester; four grandchildren; and had a special relationship with a
great-grandson, Shannon; six sisters, Annabelle Harriman, Beatrice
Smith, Jessica Fisk, Josephine Deforge, Phyllis Roy, and Delores Massey;
six brothers, Ernest, Harold, Howard, Phillip, Rodney, and Gary.
Elizabeth was predeceased by a grandson, Ryan McGill. Visiting hours
will be from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22,
2001, in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville.
Spring interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
contributions in Elizabeth’s memory would be appreciated to Ladies
First, P.O. Box 70, Burlington, VT 05402
BRENT R. PROUTY BURLINGTON — Brent R.
Prouty, 39, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, March 18,
2001. He was born April 4, 1961, in Boulder City, NV. He was a veteran
of the US Navy, having served six years. Locally he was employed by
various area contractors. Brent enjoyed bike riding, camping and
drawing. He leaves his wife, Linda (Young) Prouty of Burlington; three
children, Rachel, Rebecca, and Roxanne Prouty of Topeka KS; his step-ildren,
Jene, Michael, and Jessica Young of Burlington; a step-grandson, Richard
Alexander Young; his mother, Dorothy Gaboriau; four sisters and their
spouses, Elizabeth and Lyle Loven; Linda Williams; Kim and David
Philbrook; and Nora Rivers; all of Vergennes; his brother and wife, Jean
and Nicole Gaboriau of Rutland and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 10:30 a.m.
in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Avenue, Burlington.
Friends may gather prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m.
March
19
ANITA LOATI BUXTON JERICHO — Anita Loati
Buxton, 94, died Monday, March 19, 2001. She was born in Clivio,
Province of Lombardia, Italy on May 15, 1907 and moved with her parents
and brother to Montpelier in 1913. She married Kenneth Buxton in 1931.
He predeceased her in October, 1997. She is survived by three sons,
Freeman and his wife Patricia of Sterling Park, VA; Ronald and his wife
Mildred of Jericho; and Brooks of London, England; and a daughter,
Carlynn and her husband William of Burlington. Also surviving are five
grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister Albas and her husband
Claiton of Plainfield, her brother-in-law, Roy Buxton of Jericho, and a
sister-in-law, Mary Loati of Morrisville. Anita graduated from
Montpelier High School and Montpelier Seminary. She worked for many
years at the National Life Insurance Company. She and her family moved
from Montpelier to Jericho in 1937. Anita was a woman before her time.
She raised her family, worked full-time for several different companies,
and was active in her community. She helped to found the Browns River
Study Club and Jericho Historical Society. For many years, she was Town
Auditor. She will be best remembered for her lovely flower gardens. Her
favorite past times were gardening and reading. Her love of books kept
her mind active right to the end. We wish to thank the staff at Brownway
Residence in Richmond where Anita spent the past three years. Their love
and care was very special to her and her family. Funeral services will
be held at the Congregational Church, Jericho Corners, on Saturday March
24, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. Calling hours will be Friday March 23, 2001 from
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gifford’s Funeral Home, Richmond. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jericho
Congregational Church of the Essex Free Library in Essex Center, VT.
ELMON KENNETH CHAMBERS HARDWICK — Elmon
Kenneth Chambers, 89 formerly of the Maple Street Apartments in
Hardwick, died early Monday, March 19, 2001 at the Pines Nursing Home in
Lyndonville. He was born September 8, 1911 in Enosburg Falls, the on of
Elwin G and Mabel (Benway) Chambers. He attended Berkshire Public
Schools. He was previously married to Arlene Marshia. Elmon entered the
US Army on February 27, 1945 in Rutland. He served his country in
Germany and France in the 15th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron. He
received a WWII Victory Medal for his efforts, and was Honorably
Discharged on July 23, 1946 at Fort Dix, NJ. He purchased and operated a
farm in Elmore for 18 years and each spring he would make the most
wonderful maple syrup. He logged for nine winters, and was later
employed by the Toll House T-Bar in Stowe. He retired in 1974. Elmon
moved to Hardwick in the mid 1960′s where he made his home till his
health failed him in 2000. Elmon was a member of the American Legion
Post #7 of Hardwick, the VFW Post #9653 of Morrisville, and the Hardwick
Senior Citizens. He enjoyed country music, and dancing with his dear
friend, Vera Judkins. Survivors include a daughter Beverly Chambers
Baraw, and her husband Dayton of Johnson; a stepson Carlton Billado and
his wife Joyce of Craftsbury; a brother Burton Chambers and his wife
Mary of Williamstown; a sister, Blanche Fogg of Estelle Springs TN; two
grandchildren, Dayton Baraw Jr. and his wife Tammy of Colorado Springs,
CO and Dennis Chambers, Jr. of Barre, several step-grandchildren and two
great-granchildren as well as by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Elmon was predeceased by a son, Dennis Chambers on October 29, 1990; a
sister Ruth Armstrong, and a brother Arnold Chambers. A Memorial Service
will be held on Saturday March 24, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Northern
Vermont Funeral Home, 60 Elm Street, Hardwick with the Rev. Ernest
Machia of the Hope Community Church in Walden officiating. Visiting
hours will be on Saturday from 12:00 noon till the hour of the service.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in the Fairview Cemetery in
Hardwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Elmon’s name
to the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter, P.O. Box 1139,
Montpelier VT 05601 or to the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis Street,
Montpelier, VT 05602
DORIS MEILLEUR ESSEX JUNCTION — Doris
Meilleur, 47, died Monday, March 19, 2001, in the presence of friends
and family in Vermont Respite House in Williston. Doris was born
February 15, 1955, to Morris and Delia Belisle of St. Albans. She was
the youngest of five children, Morris ‘Sonny’; Donna; Robert ‘Joe’; and
Denis. She attended Essex Junction High School and graduated in 1973.
She married Marcel Meilleur of Colchester in June, 1974, and was blessed
with two children, Darcy and Steven. While having full and part-time
jobs at the Merchants Bank, IBM, and Hannaford’s, Doris chose to
concentrate her efforts on motherhood, raising her children in a loving
family environment. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 27 years.
Friends and family hope others who knew Doris may celebrate the person
she was, and cherish each day we have on earth. Doris rested in comfort
in the loving, compassionate care of the family/staff of the Respite
House in Williston the last few days of her life. She was a giving
person and her family and friends request that in lieu of flowers, a
donation be made to the Vermont Respite House 99 Allen Brook Lane,
Williston, VT 05495. Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 23, 2001
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9
Pleasant Street, Essex Junction. At the family’s request, there will be
no services.
FRANKLIN A. TATRO LINCOLN — Franklin A.
Tatro, 60, died Monday, March 19, 2001 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington. He was born June 12, 1940, in Bristol, the son of George and
Etta (Farr) Tatro. Franklin was employed over twenty five years at
Pizzagalli Construction Company. He was a member of the American Legion
Post #19 in Bristol. Franklin will be greatly missed by many members of
his family and friends. Franklin is survived by his wife, Genevieve
(Charbonneau) Tatro of Lincoln; four children, Randy Tatro and his
special friend Kallie of Panton; Julie Tatro of Whiting; Lisa Beaulieu
of Colebrook NH; and Thomas Tatro of Bristol; one graddaughter, Katie
Tatro of Lincoln; two sisters, Marcella and her husband Neal LaDeau of
Enfield, CT; Joanne Barrows and her fiance’ Bill of Bristol; two
brothers, George Tatro and his wife Shirley of Burlington; Joshua Tatro
of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at the United Church of
Lincoln. Friends may call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on
Tuesday, March 20, 2001 from 2:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00
p.m. Contributions may be made to Bristol Area Rescue Squad, Bristol, VT
05443, or the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 150 Kennedy
Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403
HOWARD
R. WILSON
UNDERHILL — Howard R. Wilson, 77, died Monday, March 19,
2001 at his home in Underhill, surrounded by his loving family. He was
born on March 21, 1923, in Cleveland Ohio, the son of the late Clyde and
Grace (Wiltse) Wilson. Howard lived in Minneapolis, MN until he enlisted
in the Navy in 1942. After returning from WWII, he graduated from
Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH. He married Eleanor H. Clark on August 5,
1950. Howard was employed as a chemist for many years. He and his family
moved to Vermont in 1968 where he worked for IBM until he retired in
1984. He was active in church music for many years and loved taking care
of his garden, his farm, his dogs as well as bird-watching. Howard is
survived by his wife Eleanor (Clark) Wilson of Underhill; eight children
and their spouses; Amy Louise Dandurand and her husband Luc;Thomas Allen
Wilson; Daniel Donald Wilson; Meg O’Riordan and her husband Jerry; Carl
Todd Wilson, Christopher Clark Wilson and his wife Jani; Mary Jo Curry
and her husband Jim; and David Ford Wilson. He is also survived by 9
grandchildren Jeremiah and Erin O’Riordan; Daniel and Eli Dandurand;
Chris, Brian and Raymond Wilson; and Amelia and Billy Wilson; and his
sister, Alice Furth of Columbus Ohio. He was predeceased by his daughter
Elizabeth Ann (Beth) Wilson in 1986. Funeral services will be held on
Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at the United Church of Underhill,
(Rte 15) in Underhill. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, March 21, from
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant
Street Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be
sent to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen
Street, Framingham, MA 01701-4688.
ALVIN C. WRIGHT JEFFERSONVILLE — Alvin
Carey Wright, age 75, a lifelong resident of Jeffersonville passed away
at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Monday afternoon, March 19,
2001. He was born August 29, 1925 in Jeffersonville, the son of the late
Samuel J. and Myrtle (Minor) Wright. He married the former Luella Minor
of East Fairfield on Feburary 20, 1946 in Morrisville. She predeceased
him on October 1, 1998. He worked for many years on road construction
with the Town of Cambridge. Alvin loved Vermont’s Green Mountains and
had a great appreciation for the great outdoors of Vermont which
afforded him the many successful deer seasons he so enjoyed. As a member
of the National Rifle Association, he always looked forward to attending
the local gun shows. He also enjoyed attending the Vermont fiddler
contests whenever possble. Most of all, he loved and appreciated the
special times shared with his family and their children at his home in
South Cambridge. His home was where he was always comfortable, nestled
in a community he knew so well, where he was born and raised. He will be
greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Alvin is survived by
two daughters, Laura Tipper and her husband, Paul, of Fairfax; Phyllis
Maxfield and her husband Reverend Steven Maxfield of Essex Junction; a
sister, Catherine Thomas of Essex Junction; three grandchildren, Lee
Roberge of Jeffersonville; Nicole Brown and her husband Patrick of Avon,
CO; and Paulette Tipper of St. Albans; a great-grandson, Jacob Rivers of
Jeffersonville. Also surviving him are his ‘adopted’ family, Herman and
Caroline Lambertz of Jeffersonville, Peter Hospodar of Jeffersonville;
special friends, Beverly Boyer of Milton, Roger and Marilyn Ressigue of
Jeffersonville; several nieces and nephews and his most faithful
companion ‘Rowdy’. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, March 21, 2001,
from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Hayes-Rich
Funeral Home. Funeral services will beThursday, March 22, 2001 in the
Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville with his son-in-law, Rev.
Steven Maxfield, officiating. Interment will be in the spring in the
family lot in South Cambridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be
made in Alvin’s memory to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr
Avenue, Morrisville, VT 05661. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich
Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax
March
20
ARMAND G. BEZIO WINOOSKI — Armand G.
Bezio, 49, died suddenly Tuesday March 20, 2001 in the Fletcher Allen
Health Care in Burlington. He was born in Colchester on August 22, 1951,
the son of the late Armand Bezio Sr. and Florence (Fountain) Bezio. He
attended Winooski High School and was a member of the St. Francis Xavier
Church. He was also a former member of the Vermont Army National Guard,
1st of the 86 Field Artillery in Williston. Armand was employed as a
meat manager for Grand Union for nearly 30 years. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing, Nascar racing and his dog Amber. He will be dearly missed by
his survivors. Armand is survived by his loving wife, Pauline M. (Deforge)
Bezio and two sons, Todd R. Bezio, 28; and Scott M. Bezio, 25, both of
Winooski. He is also survived by one sister, Theresa Rivers of Winooski;
one step-sister, Nancy Benoit; his aunt and uncle, Lee and Donald Bezio
of Burlington; his mother-in-law Rita Deforge of Winooski; two
sisters-in-law, Alice Parker and her husband Stanley of Winooski; and
Theresa Larocque and her husband Donald of Colchester. He also leaves
four special nieces, Renee Danielle, Chantal and Mandy and his two good
friends, Tom and Mary Bricker of Winooski. He was predeceased by his
father-in-law, Rene Deforge, in 1996. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on Friday, March 23, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Francis
Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will follow in the St.
Francis Xavier Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, March 22,
2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the
LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, Winooski.
FAY WOOL FRIEDMAN CHERRYVILLE NC — Fay
Wool Friedman, 95 of Cherryville NC, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 in
Gastonia Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, NC. Born in Burlington on April 6,
1905, she was a former resident of Hyde Street. She is survived by her
son Roger Friedman and his wife, Mildred, of Cherryville NC;.and
grandchildren, Mark David Friedman, Buffalo NY; and Tiffany Burnstein of
Cherryville, NC. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband
Theodore Lloyd Friedman. Visitation will be at the home of her son,
Roger Friedman, Cherryville NC, on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 beginning
at 7:00 p.m. A private burial is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

MADELINE
E. RITCHIE
PHOENIX, AZ/BURLINGTON — On March 20, 2001, our
loving mother Madeline Ritchie passed away in Phoenix, Arizona
after a long battle with diabetes. Madeline Chaperone was born on
July 2, 1923, in Burlington. She attended local schools,
graduating from Cathedral High School in 1943. She married Douglas
O. Ritchie in 1946. She worked for Nolan Nursing Home, then for
the Visiting Nurse’s Association. She was an active member of the
Mercy Associates. She and her husband Douglas managed McKenzie
Senior Housing until 1990, when they moved to Phoenix, Ariz.
Madeline will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and friend to
all who knew her. She had the biggest heart and was the best cook,
especially her fried chicken, baked beans and filled cookies. She
always had room for one or more at the table as needed. She was a
wonderful singer and one could hear her sing "Pennies from
Heaven". She put that voice to good use in the Cathedral
Church Choir. Madeline was predeceased by her loving husband
Douglas Ritchie, her daughter Sandra Degraff and son-in-law Gerald
Yergeau Edwards. She will be missed by her sons and their wives,
Thomas and Linda Ritchie of Burlington; Douglas and Debbie Ritchie
of Essex Junction; James and Donna Ritchie of Richmond; her
daughters Betty Edwards, Glendale, Ariz.; and Sadie Mae Woods and
her husband George of Stillwater, Maine. Her loving hugs will be
missed by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to
the Sisters of Mercy, 100 Mansfield Ave, Burlington, VT 05401 or
to Hospice of the Valley, Attn: Fund Developments, 1510 E. Flower
Street, Phoenix, Az, 85014. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on Friday, April 6, 2001, at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral
of Immaculate Conception, Burlingt. VT.

DOROTHY (HARWOOD) SHELDON RUPERT –
Dorothy (Harwood) Sheldon, 89, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 20,
2001, in the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington. She
was born on Rupert Mountain in Rupert on March 13, 1912, the daughter of
Spencer and Jessie (Crawford) Harwood. Dorothy grew up in Rupert and
Saratoga Springs, N.Y., graduating from Saratoga High School in 1930.
She attended the University of Vermont and then worked as a medical
records librarian at Mount McGregor Sanitorium and then at Syracuse
Memorial Hospital. While working in Syracuse, she earned her B.A. degree
in English from Syracuse University in 1949. She and Edward Sheldon were
married in 1950. They lived in Northfield from 1950 until 1977, before
returning to Rupert. Dorothy was very active in church and civic groups
in Northfield and Rupert. At the United Church in Northfield, she sang
in the choir and was a member of the Women’s Fellowship. She also was
active in volunteer work with the Mayo Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the
Norwich University faculty wives club, and the Northfield school system.
From 1969 to 1976, she taught English and Latin at Northfield High
School. In Rupert, she was a member of the Congregational Church and the
Rupert Historical Society. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband in
1983. Survivors include a son, Robert and his wife, Irene, and their
children, Keith and Marissa, all of Sudbury, Mass. A funeral service
will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Congregational
Church in Rupert with the Rev. Timothy Forester, pastor, officiating.
Cremation will follow. Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday,
March 23, at the McClellan Funeral Home, 19 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to either
the Rupert Congregational Church, Rupert, VT 05768; or Dorset Nursing
Association, Dorset, VT 05251.

NELLIE CHARLOTTE STILES FAIR HAVEN — Mrs.
Nellie Charlotte Stiles, 89, died Tuesday evening March 20, 2001 in
Pleasant Manor Nursing Home after a short illness. Nellie was born
August 4, 1911, in Castleton, the daughter of the late Frederick and
Grace (Bassett) Lynch-Graham. She was educated and graduated from West
Rutland High School. She furthered her education at Castleton Normal
School. She is a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church of
Fair Haven and a former member of the St. Mary’s Guild. Nellie’s
greatest enjoyment in life was being involved in her children’s and
grandchildren’s lives. She is survived by her five children, Frank G.
Stiles Sr. and his wife Grace of Mooresville, NC; Richard F. Stiles and
his wife Louise of Shelbyville, TN; Rosemary Stiles Matte and her
husband Lawrence of Ticonderoga, NY; Russell J. Stiles and his wife,
Judy of Poultney; and Beverly Brown and her husband Rollin of
Colchester. Also surviving are her sister Mildred Graham of Castleton,
two half-sisters, Catherine Bedard and Mary Iglebart; a half-brother,
James Lynch; sixteen grandchildren, one step-grandson; thirteen
great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and several nieces,
nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Francis G.
"Frank" Stiles, Sr. who died in November, 1993; her son,
William D. Stiles, who died in June, 1997; her sisters Helen Scribner
who died June 11, 1997; Lucy Jenks who died October 21, 1998; her
brother Francis Graham; and also by an infant brother. A Mass of
Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 26, 2001
at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Fair Haven.
The Reverend Richard W. Tinney, Parish Priest, will officiate. Burial
will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fair Haven. Visiting
hours will be on Sunday, March 25, 2001 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the
Durfee Funeral Home located at 119 N. Main Street, Fair Haven. In lieu
of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Stiles memory may be given to
the Rutland area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, through the
Funeral Home office at P.O. Box 86 Fair Haven, VT 05743
CATHERINE BELLE LOMBARD NOBLE WARREN
MILTON — Catherine Belle Lombard Noble Warren, 81, died Tuesday, March
20, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Catherine was
born Aug. 7, 1919, in Milton, the daughter of Frank and Daisey Belle
(Sweeney) Lombard. She was married to Frank Crocker Noble Sr. on Aug.
29, 1946, in Southington, Conn. Frank died in 1975. She later married
Wayne ""Jack” Warren, who died in 1994. Catherine is survived
by a son, James Rooney Lombard, and his wife, Nancy, of Salt Lake City,
Utah; daughters Susan Noble Szesny and her husband, Robert, of Salt Lake
City, Utah, and Kathleen Noble Shangraw and her husband, Burton, of
Huntington; her extended family of 15 grandchildren; 29
great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by six brothers and sisters. She
had worked for the Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington for many years
before moving to Oklahoma, where she retired from the Deaconess Hospital
in Oklahoma City in 1984. At Mrs. Warren’s request, there will not be
any visiting hours or funeral services. In lieu of flowers, the family
has asked that you think of a friend or elderly person and do something
special for that person. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Georgia,
Vt., in the spring. Special thanks are extended to Ann Rowley, Robert
Lombard, Linda Paradee, Cecile Poirier, Bertha Stewart, Edward Billado,
and Calvin Manley for the special loving care and attention given to
Catherine while she lived at Meadow Lane retirement complex and to the
doctors and nurses on McClure 5 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington. Arrangements were by the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.
March
21
FRANCES CECILIA (MAGNOTTA) ALLO VERGENNES
— Frances Cecilia (Magnotta) Allo, 61, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001,
in Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was born August 22, 1939 in
White Plains, NY, the daughter of the late John and Vincenza (Ruta)
Magnotta. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes.
Frances had worked for Fishman’s Department Store, and for many years at
Vergennes Union High School as a study hall monitor, cheerleader
advisor, and Instructional Assistant. Most recently she worked part time
at Touch of Nostalgia Florist. She was also a volunteer at the Boys and
Girls Club of Greater Vergennes. She will be remembered for her love of
animals, flowers, decorating and shopping. Many will remember her for
singing in the halls at school and singing Christmas songs all year
long, She had many friends and loved her small town comforts. Her
devotion to the young people she worked with was a very important part
of her life. She will be deeply missed by her family, especially her
grandchildren, who loved their Gram. Frances is survived by her husband
of 41 years, Sam Allo of Vergennes; four children, John Allo and his
wife Patricia and their children Mary, Susan and Samuel of Rockland MA;
Laurie and her husband Gary Steadman and their children Michael and Mark
of Vergennes; Sharon and her husband Jeff Jenkins and their son Jay of
Pennsylvania; and Vince Allo of Rutland; two brothers, Carmine Magnotta
and his wife Lynda and their children of New Jersey; Michael Magnotta of
White Plains, NY; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2001 at
St. Peters Catholic Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in the
spring. There will be no public calling hours. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 11,
Vergennes, VT 05491
ELIZABETH
BARNEY
LEMON GROVE, Calif. — Elizabeth ”Bette” Barney, 82 of
Lemon Grove, and formerly of Vergennes, Vt., died following a short
illness, Wednesday, March 21, 2001 surrounded by her family. A memorial
service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church inVergennes, Vt., at
2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. A reception will follow at St. Peter’s
Parish Hall also in Vergennes. Donations in her memory can be made to
the American CancerSociety, 2655 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 100, San
Diego, Calif. 92108 or to Sharp Hospice Care, Grossmount Hospital, P.O.
Box 158, La Mesa, Calif. 91944.

GERTRUDE MYERS TEN BROECK MIDDLEBURY –
Gertrude Myers Ten Broeck, beloved wife of Jim and mother of Diane,
Katje, and Hunter, died peacefully in Porter Hospital on Wednesday,
March 21, 2001. Born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., in 1928, she attended the
Shipley School and Rockford College in Illinois, where she majored in
art. She married Jim Ten Broeck in 1949 and raised her family in
Delaware, Texas, South Carolina and Virginia while her husband followed
a career in independent secondary school education. A talented and
active artist, Gertrude exhibited primarily in Delaware, New York and
Vermont, winning the Cover Art Award from the Essex County (N.Y.) Arts
Council in 1993. In Vermont, she exhibited her pastels, acrylics and
watercolors from Burlington to Manchester and was a member of the
Middlebury Art Association. She contributed regularly to the Addison
County Hospice Fund-raising Auction at the Basin Harbor Club. She was
most active in her summer community of Essex, N.Y., where she held many
shows, ran workshops and was an officer and leader in the Adirondack Art
Association. Gertrude wrote: ""I enjoy getting lost in the
process of whatever art- work I am doing. Although I paint alone quite a
bit, I need the group to share ideas and enjoy the diversity of each
person’s work. I love color and find pastels give me more of a chance to
use color so inspired by the Vermont countryside.” But Gertrude’s
interests ranged far beyond the arts. In Wilmington, Del., she was a
member of the vestry at St. Albans Episcopal Church and was the
co-founder of the Mats and Pats, an activities programs for seniors in
Mew Castle County She was also employed by the Wilmington YMCA as a
counselor for their Drug Information Action Line. In Middlebury, she was
a volunteer interior decorator at Round Robin, Porter Medical Center
thrift and consignment shop, which donates all of its funds to Porter
Hospital. Gertrude’s greatest strength was in her relationships with
family and friends. Her husband describes her as the wisest person he
had every known because of her extraordinary intuitive abilities which
allowed her to sense when she was needed by others and what she could do
to help. Family came from all over the country to visit her in the
summer. She was always a magnet for friends, whether it be art
groups,where she encouraged her colleagues to expand their horizons, or
just social occasions, where friends simply sought her company. She
loved dogs and children, and they were drawn to her. Gertrude enjoyed
nature and to walk with her in the woods was an education. As her son
said, she enjoyed every flower, tree, stone and bird. She could discover
more of nature’s wonders in a hundred yards than most people observed in
a day’s outing. She loved her gardening and was happiest with her hands
in the soil, preparing spring gardens in Middlebury and Essex, N.Y.
Gertrude will be missed by many friends and family. She is survived by
her husband, Jim; daughters Diane Hulburt (Dan) of Mocksville, N.C., and
Katje McIntyre (Jeff) of Colleyville, Texas; son Hunter Ten Broeck
(Barb) of Alburquerque, N.M.; granddaughters Elyssa and Megan McIntyre
and Jeanine and Dana Ten Broeck; a brother, C. Twiggs Myers; a sister,
Eliza Miller; and an extended family. Memorial services are planned for
Middlebury on Monday, March 26, at 2:00 p.m. in St. Stephen’s Episcopal
Church and in Essex in late July. In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be sent to Porter Hospital, which will apply these funds for artwork to
be exhibited in public areas.
REBECCA D. DUBUQUE MORRISVILLE — Rebecca
D. Dubuque, 89, died peacefully March 21, 2001, in Copley Hospital in
Morrisville. She was born in Stowe on Nov. 8, 1911, the daughter of
Perley and Frances (Cleveland) Adams. Rebecca was a 1929 graduate of
Stowe High School and attended Burlington Business College. Most of her
working career was divided among the offices of Atlas Plywood, United
Farmers and Morrisville Water and Light. Nov. 16, 1940, she married
Donald L. Dubuque. He predeceased her in May 1987. Rebecca was a 50-year
member of Charity Rebekah Lodge of Hyde Park and also a longtime member
of the First Congregational Church of Morrisville. She had been a
resident at Copley Terrace since 1987, having enjoyed her neighbors and
friends there over the years. She is survived by two daughters, Sharon
Campagna and her husband, Armand, of Bristol, and Maxine Plante and her
husband, Andrew, of Morrisville; four grandchildren, Cristy Guyette and
her companion, Joseph Fortune, Wendy Lossmann and her husband, Frank,
Eric Plante, and Stacy Plante; six great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Beatrice Walker and Evelyn Monte, both of Morrisville; a sister-in-law,
Carol Adams of Richmond; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services
will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in the First Congregational Church of
Morrisville with spring interment in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visiting
hours will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday in the White-Fiess Funeral
Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions
in Rebecca’s memory would be appreciated to either Lamoille Home Health
and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, VT 05661; or Morristown Rescue
Squad, P.O. Box 424, Morrisville, VT 05661.
LOUISE HUGHES GROSBERG BURLINGTON/MILFORD,
CT — Louise Hughes Grosberg, age 85, formerly of Milford CT, died
peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at the Green Mountain Nursing
Home in Colchester. Louise was born on February 4, 1916, in Charleston,
MA, the daughter of the late William J. Hughes and Louise Ellen
Hennrikus Hughes. She was married on July 4, 1939 to Harold Grosberg in
New York City. Harold died in August, 1999 one month following the
celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. They lived in Milford CT
for over 50 years. After Harold’s death, Louise moved to Burlington to
be closer to her daughter, Cyndie. Louise worked as a Licensed Practical
Nurse at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT for over 17 years, retiring
in 1979. She enjoyed gardening and tending her house plants; her home
was always full of beautiful plants and flowers. She also enjoyed crafts
in many different forms including tray painting as well as being an avid
and creative seamstress. Louise loved to swim and was a longtime member
of the YMCA, she was also a member of the Eastern Star, Lucia chapter, a
past member and president of the PTA, and a long standing volunteer for
the American Red Cross in Connecticut. Most of all she enjoyed spending
time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, every
one of whom she adored. Louise is survived by two sons, Jack Grosberg
and his wife, Jacqueline of Oxford CT; and Robert (Bob) Grosberg and his
fiancee, Donna Milano of West Haven, CT; two daughters, Anne Shuck and
her husband Roger of Englewood, FL; and Cynthia Secondi Reilly and her
husband Bill Reilley of Burlington; fourteen grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren. Louise was a kind and gentle spirit with a sweet
and loving disposition, a warm and friendly smile, twinkly blue eyes,
and a freckled nose. She made us all feel special and we are all better
for having known and loved her. A graveside service will be conducted by
Rabbi Herb Brockman in the Hebrew Cemetery, Derby, CT on Sunday March
25, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. Burial will take place immediately following the
service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers or donations,
please go out and perform some small act of kindness today in Louise’s
memory. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Services, 261 Shelburne Road,
Burlington
JOSEPH (ANTHONY) LAVOIE BURLINGTON –
Joseph (Anthony) Lavoie, 86, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, in
Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 2, 1915, in Essex
Junction, the son of Charles and Victoria (Daniels) Lavoie. He married
Shirlie Lovely on June 17, 1961. He worked at General Electric for 20
years, retiring in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Shirlie H. Lavoie
of Burlington; a brother, Louis Lavoie of Essex Junction; a ster, Mary
Lavoie of Essex Junction; a son, Steven Lavoie; a stepson, Gary Lovely
and his wife, Linda, of Milton; stepdaughters Nancy Japhet of Essex
Junction, Bonnie Lajeunesse and her husband, Fernand, of North Fort
Myers, Fla., and Sherrie Brunelle and her husband, Leonard, of
Huntington; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was
predeceased by six brothers and sisters. A memorial service will be held
Monday, March 25, at 11:00 a.m. in the United Church of Colchester. In
lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Make-A-Wish
Foundation of Vermont, 100 Dorset St. – No. 13, South Burlington, VT
05403; or Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, VT
05403-987. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex
Junction, is in charge of arrangements
KENNETH A. PILLSBURY ZEPHYRHILLS,
Fla./ENOSBURG FALLS — Kenneth A. Pillsbury, 90, of Zephyrhills, Fla.,
went to his heavenly home March 21, 2001, peacefully, while he slept. He
joined his mother, Mary (Leach) Pillsbury and father, Caleb G.
Pillsbury, as well as six brothers and a sister. He leaves his loving
wife of 60 years, Ruth; a sister, Eleanor Tomlinson of Richmond, Vt.; a
sister-in-law, Mildred of St. George, Vt.; and three sons, David and his
wife, Marilyn, of South Hero, Vt., Mark of Zephyrhills, and Seth and his
wife, Annette, of Virginia Beach, Va. Missing him also are four
grandchildren, Mike and his wife, Mary, of Charlotte, N.C., Guy of Essex
Junction, Vt., and Seta and Maritza of Richmond, Va. Brittany Pillsbury
of Charlotte, N.C., his only grandchild, will miss her
""Papa.” Ken was born April 10, 1910, in Essex, Vt. He
graduated from Vermont Technical College in 1932. He was a devoted
Grange member for 70 years. He worked for Eastern States/Agway for 35
years, retiring in 1972. Ken and Ruth moved from their Enosburg Center,
Vt., home to Zephyrhills, Fla., in 1988 to enjoy retirement. It is the
family’s wishes that in lieu of a memorial service, any or all who knew
Ken do some kind act for someone in remembrance of him and who he was.
The family will have a private service. Calls to the home will be most
welcome.
GLADYS (VINTINNER) ROCHEFORT SOUTH
BURLINGTON/WINOOSKI — Gladys (Vintinner) Rochefort, 83, died in Green
Mountain Nursing Home on Wednesday, March 21, 2001, following a short
illness, surrounded by her loving family. Gladys was born in Bury,
Quebec, on March 23, 1917, the daughter of the late William and Daisy
(Berwick) Vintinner. She married the late Conrad N. Rochefort. She
worked at Maternities Sewing Shop for many years. Gladys was a member of
the Fellowship Club, enjoyed participating in prayer groups and was
active with the Cursillo movement. Gladys was a devoted and loving wife,
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed.
Gladys is survived by her children and their spouses, daughters Theresa
Audette and her husband, Albert ""Sonny,” of South
Burlington, and Madeline Spicer and her husband, Brian, of Pennsylvania;
sons Ernest Rochefort and his wife, Karen, of Connecticut, and Raymond
Rochefort and his wife, Carole, of Florida; 12 grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Wright, Beulah Adams, Helen Hatin,
Bertha Howe, Jeannette Nelson and her husband, Charlie, and Josephine
Hines and her husband, Wayne, all of New Hampshire; Gloria Retisma of
Florida, and Judy Lowrey and her husband, Mike, of Georgia; a brother,
Ira Vintinner and his wife, Charlotte, of New Hampshire; a
sister-in-law, Annette Piche of Connecticut; several aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews; and many loving friends. Her husband, Conrad; a son,
David; her parents, Daisy and William; a sister, Violet; and a brother,
Guy, predeceased her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Monday, March 26, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in St. John Vianney Catholic
Church in South Burlington with interment following in Resurrection Park
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Green Mountain Nursing Home, 1102 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT
05446; or Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite
140, Rockville, MD 20850-4022. Visiting hours will be Sunday, March 25,
2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main
St., Winooski.
LEO R. ST. HILAIRE SHELBURNE — Leo
Raymond St. Hilaire, 65, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001 in Fletcher
Allen Health Care. He was born in Hinesburg on August 28, 1935, the son
of Alcide and Loretta (Mongeon) St. Hilaire. Mr. St. Hilaire graduated
from Burlington High School in 1953. He served in the US Navy for three
yearsHe married Nicki Fisher on July 20, 1957. He had been employed as
the Postmaster in both North Ferrisburg and Shelburne. Leo enjoyed
fishing, woodworking, country music, traveling and viewing the Vermont
countryside. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to
many. He is survived by his wife, Nicki (Fisher) St. Hilaire of
Shelburne; three children, Robin LeBlanc and her husband Albert of
Vergennes; Michael St. Hilaire of North Ferrisburg and Daniel St.
Hilaire of Shelburne; three grandchildren, Jason LeBlanc of Charlotte,
Brett LeBlanc of Vergennes; and Jesse James St. Hilaire of North
Ferrisburg; his sister and brothers, Pauline Kenney and her husband Tom;
Roger and Jane St. Hilaire; and Alfred and Betty St. Hilaire; an aunt,
Yvonne St. Hilaire; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by a sister, Lillian Saunders, and a brother, Clement St.
Hilaire. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, March, 24, 2001, in St. Catherinie of Siena Roman Catholic
Church in Shelburne. Visiting hours will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 23, 2001, at the Shelburne Chapel of Corbin and Palmer,
209 Falls Road, Shelburne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
his memory to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont , Memorial
Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160 or the
American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc. 12 Hurricane Lane,
P.O. Box 485, Williston, VT 05495

ESTHER D. WHEELER WATERBURY — Esther D.
Wheeler, 92, a longtime resident of Waterbury, passed away at the home
of her caregiver, Lori Mayville, in Richmond on Wednesday, March 21,
2001. Born in Waterbury on Sept. 1, 1908, she was the daughter of the
late Stedman and Imogene (Pottle) Wheeler. Esther attended Waterbury
schools and was a 1931 graduate of the University of Vermont. As a young
woman, she began her teaching career in the Waterbury school system and
later was employed at Montpelier Union School from 1950 to 1962. From
1962 until her retirement in 1973, Esther worked with emotionally
disturbed children at the Vermont State Hospital School in Waterbury.
Active in the Waterbury Congregational Church, where her membership
began in 1927, she taught Sunday school, served on several committees
and was church clerk. She acted as secretary for several area
organizations including the Waterbury Woman’s Club, the Washington West
Council of Church Women United, the Washington County Retired Teachers
Association, the Winooski Valley Home Demonstration Group, and the
Waterbury High School Alumni Association. She also served as secretary
and trustee of the Waterbury Cemetery Association and was on the board
of directors of the Central Vermont Medical Center Auxiliary. She is
survived by two nieces and two nephews, Dorothy Ingalls of Colchester,
Evelyn Stagg of Naples, Fla., Gleason Ayers of Waterbury, and Gordon B.
Wheeler of Atlantic Beach, Fla. A sister, Amy Wheeler Ayers, and a
brother, Alton G. Wheeler, predeceased her. Esther requested that there
be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will take place in the
family lot in Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe at a date and time to be
announced later this spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Waterbury Congregational Church, P.O. Box 72, Waterbury, VT 05676.
Arrangements are in the care of the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in
Waterbury.

March
22
ERLINE BLACKMORE BURNETT SOUTH HERO –
Erline Blackmore Burnett of South Hero died unexpectedly March 22, 2001.
She was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Barre, the daughter of the late Andrew
and Mona (Mortimar) Blackmore. Erline was a graduate of Spaulding High
School and attended Middlebury College and Vermont Junior College. She
worked as a secretary to the head of Albany Medical Hospital’s Medical
School and was also employed at Little Brown Publishing Company in
Boston. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she took special joy in
attending the many activities of her children and grandchildren. She was
an avid movie lover and enjoyed long walks and snowshoeing treks with
her husband, Walt, and their dog, Cosmo. She is survived by her loving
husband of 54 years, Walter W. Burnett of South Hero; five children
including daughters Mona and her husband, Wallace Tapia, of Colchester,
Mary and her husband, Robert Parish of South Hero, and Sally and her
husband, Frank Bartlett, of Colchester; and sons William of South
Burlington, and James and his partner, Daniel Breen, of Portland, Maine.
She also leaves seven grandchildren including Andrea and April Tapia,
Robert Parish, Ricky Bartlett, Jaime and Jason Burnett, and Joshua
Burnett-Breen. In addition, she is survived by two brothers, Andrew
Blackmore of Montpelier and Robert Blackmore of Barre; and several
nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, March 25,
between the hours of 2;00 and 4:00 p.m. at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home,
97 Elmwood Avenue, Burlington. A private service for family members will
be held Monday, March 26. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
to The Sharing Foundation, P.O. Box 399, Woolwich, Maine 04579, a refuge
for orphaned children in Cambodia.
EDITH JOHNSON CATCHAPAW WEST CORNWALL –
Mrs. Edith Johnson Catchapaw, 89, passed away at home Thursday, March
22, 2001, surrounded by her family and caregivers. She was born Aug. 6,
1911, in Stowe, the daughter of Nathan and Edna Johnson. Edith graduated
from Stowe High School and attended nurse’s training at the DeGoesbriand
Hospital in Burlington. She was married to Ernest Catchapaw Sr., and
they made their home in North Ferrisburg for many years. In 1953, they
bought their farm in West Cornwall. In earlier years, Edith enjoyed
skiing, both downhill and cross-country. Stowe remained a special place
in her heart and until recent years she made an annual trip to her old
home and to visit childhood friends. Edith enjoyed her flower and
vegetable gardens, her many house plants, and crafts like knitting,
crocheting and quilting. She especially enjoyed yard sales, both
attending and having them. Edith is survived by her sons, George and
Ernest Catchapaw Jr.; a brother, Ellis and his wife, Betty; and a
nephew, Sanford Johnson. She also leaves a lifelong friend, Theda Gowen
from the Stowe area; friends from Cornwall; and her special caregivers,
Joyce and Ethel. Edith was predeceased by her husband in 1966. Funeral
services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in Cornwall Congregational
Church. Interment will be in the spring. There will be no public calling
hours. Contributions may be made to Champlain Valley Agency on Aging,
P.O. Box 158, Winooski, VT 05404; or Vermont Special Olympics, 8 Avenue
D, Williston, VT 05495
JOSEPH F. INZITARI BURLINGTON — Joseph F.
Inzitari ""Joe the Barber,” 75, passed away Thursday, March
22, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a long illness. Joseph
was born in Burlington on April 15, 1925, the son of Frank and Irene (O’Clair)
Inzitari. Joseph served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during
World War II from 1943 through 1946. He attended barbering school in
Connecticut in the 1950s. Joseph became a successful barber and held his
business for more than 40 years. Upon retiring in 1994, he enjoyed the
simple things in life, a Sunday drive, a good meal and an old Western
movie. He was a longtime member of V.F.W. Howard Plante Post No. 782.
Joseph is survived by a daughter, Joann Jarvis and her husband,
Christopher and their children, Korey and Kasey, all of South
Burlington. Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Irene
Inzitari; and a lifelong companion, Jeannette Corrigan. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in St.
Anthony’s Church with interment following in Lakeview Cemetery. Those
who wish may send memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society,
150 Kennedy Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403.
FRANCES MAE MACHIA EAST HIGHGATE — Mrs.
Frances Mae Machia, 66, died Thursday morning, March 22, 2001, in her
home on the Machia Road in East Highgate. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Monday, March 26, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Louis
Church, Lamkin Street, ighgate Center, with interment following in the
family lot in Saint Louis Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder
Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Sunday, March 25, 2001 from
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
AIMEE LISA (YEAGER) MEWHIRTER WILLISTON –
Aimee Lisa (Yeager) Mewhirter, 28, of Williston died in Westford on
Thursday, March 22, 2001, as the result of an automobile accident. She
was born Dec. 12, 1972, in White Plains, N.Y. She moved with her family
to Montgomery at the age of 9. She was a graduate of Lamoille Union High
School in Hyde Park, attended Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton,
Fla., and graduated from Palm Beach Community College. On July 25, 1998,
she was married in the Round Church in Richmond to Richard Black
Mewhirter. She and Rick were looking forward with great joy to the birth
of their first baby in June. Their precious baby is with her. Aimee was
employed by the Timberlane Dental Group for the last five years as an
orthodontic assistant. She enjoyed her work and the people with whom she
worked. She was patient, kind and understanding with the many children
for whom she provided care. She is survived by her loving husband, Rick
Mewhirter of Williston; her best friend and sister, Audree Frey and her
husband, Allen, of Essex and their children, her much loved nephews,
Nolan and Seth; her parents, Elle and Sherman Potvin of Pittsford, and
David Yeager of Connecticut; her grandparents, Mary Ann and jack Yeager
of Ocala, Fla., and Annie Schofield of Manchester, England; her
mother-in-law and father-in law, Naomi and Robert Mewhirter of
Pittsburgh; a brother-in-law, Robert York and his wife, Kathy, of San
Diego and their son, Ian; a special uncle, Marty Yeager and his wife,
Barbara and their children; her stepsister, Jill Schoff and her husband,
Eric, of Wallingford, Conn.; and her stepbrother, Joshua Potvin, with
the U.S.Army stationed in Texas. In her life, Aimee had two other
special families that were like her own, lifelong adopted aunt/mom Pam
Darreff and her husband, Steve and their two daughters, Mindy of Boston
and Heather of New York; second parents, Ron and Judy Frey of Westford
and their extended families of which Aimee was such a valued part, Dave
and Jackie Estes and their children of Richmond, Ron and Terry Frey and
their son of Westford, and Todd Trefethen of Burlington. She is also
survived by many, many friends who loved her and will miss her. Aimee
was the sweetest girl anyone ever knew. She was a truly beautiful person
loved by all. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 26, 2001, at
10:00 a.m. in Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest
Drive, Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in her
name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation 100 Dorset St., No. 13, South
Burlington, VT 05403.

RICHARD F. PHELPS
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Richard F. Phelps, 69, of Clearwater, former resident of
Burlington, Vt., died March 22, 2001. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Charles
(Helen) P. Lathorp of Bristol.

 

ALFRED PETER SELIGMAN MILTON — Alfred
Peter Seligman, 81, died Thursday, March 22, 2001 in Fletcher Allen
Health Care in Burlington. Alfred was born in Goldberg, Germany, on
March 11, 1920, the son of Julius and Margethe (Loewi) Seligman. Mr.
Seligman was the owner and operator of the Frank J. Murray Company,
Orange County Packing Company and the Chester Hide and Skin Corp. The
Chester facilities were divisions of Imperial Veal and Lamb Corporation
located in the meat district of New York City. The ”Rendering” as it
was referred to by Chester residents, was one of the primary employers
of the area and supported many families for more than 50 years. Mr.
Seligman dedicated his life to the success of his business and
surrounded himself with loyal employees worthy of his trust. His firm,
yet kindly leadership was instrumental in the success and expansion of
his business ventures. He is survived by his wife, Gisela Wolfe-Seligman
of Milton; his sons, Claude Seligman of New York City, and Jeffrey
Seligman of Arizona; a daughter, Joyce Seligman of Massachusetts;
stepdaughters Julia Vanacore and her husband, Andrew Vanacore II, of
Milton, Jeane Williams and her husband, Jerry, of Montpelier; his
grandchildren, Marisa and Andrew Vanacore III, Fawn, August and Sean
Williams, and Thomas Wolfe Jr.; a sister, Kate Bendorf of New Jersey;
and brothers Guenther Seligman of Florida and Otto Seligman of Virginia.
He was predeceased by a stepdaughter and granddaughter Sylvia and Rachel
Wolfe in 1982; and a stepson, Thomas Wolfe, in 1993. Visiting hours will
be held Sunday, March 25, 2001, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Minor
Funeral Home, 237 Route 7, South, Milton. A funeral service will be held
Monday, March 26, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., also at Minor Funeral Home, with
burial following in St. Luke’s Cemetery in Fairfax.
March
23
JOHN T. DEXTER WOLCOTT –John T. Dexter,
affectionately known as ""D” or ""Mr. D,” died
peacefully in Copley Manor on March 23, 2001, after a three-year
struggle with cancer, a prolonged illness endured with equanimity and
great courage. He was born in Milton, Mass., the fifth child of Wallace
Dunbar Dexter and Marion Gregory Dexter, on March 13, 1923. John
graduated from Brooks School in Andover, Mass., and shortly thereafter
joined the Army Air Corps and served in the European theater during
World War II. His 30-year career in social work began when he
volunteered as a camp counselor at the North Bennet Street Industrial
School’s camp in Boxford, Mass. He was so successful that he moved into
a full-time job as a boys’ worker at that settlement house in Boston’s
North end then rose to be the head of Shaw House at NBSIS. Each summer
he put on another hat and headed for the hills of New Hampshire and ran
caddy camps in Maplewood, N.H. and Lake Tarleton or to Cape Cod to
manage caddy camps in Wianoo and Oyster harbors. The boys, largely from
the North End and greater Boston, trained for the job at NBSIS and then
were capable of serving the various golf courses well. Upon retirement,
John moved happily to his home on West Hill in Wolcott, but retire he
didn’t, working first at Copley Country Club in Morrisvlle and then
finding his new niche at Wolcott Elementary School as school secretary.
While there, he shared one of his passions with the school community,
that of playing the game of chess. Chess mania reigned as he taught
kindergarten to sixth graders the challenges of the black and white
board. His students participated in school tournaments and moved on to
state competition and a summer chess camp at Wolcott School was
established. For the next 16 years, he flourished in his new role.
Macular degeneration forced him to resign this position which he loved.
""Mr. D” or ""D” had great capacity in dealing
with children and became mentor and friend to many. To honor him on his
75th birthday, a large number of former caddies joined with friends far
and wide to establish the John T. Dexter Fund. Part of this fund will be
used for scholarships for college-bound students who have attended
Wolcott Elementary School, and another portion will be used to run the
summer chess camp at Wolcott Elementary School. He is survived by his
dear sister, Jane Dexter Rosenow of Minneapolis, Minn.; his
sister-in-law, Mary Jane Dexter of Wolcott; and many beloved nieces,
nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He also leaves a huge number of
caddies and a host of friends, young and old. He was predeceased by a
sister, Martha Dexter Adriance; and two brothers, William and Dunbar.
John always kept his middle name a secret, making a game of it, saying
""it begins with T and ends with E and has 10 letters.” No
one ever guessed it. But now, the game is over. His middle name was a
family name, Trowbridge. ""D” or ""Mr. D” was a
very special person, a gentle man and a gentleman. He loved his home; he
loved his family; he loved his work; he loved the children. Cherish his
memory and rejoice that he lived. A memorial service will be held in
Puffer Methodist Church in Morrisville at 11:00 a.m. March 31, 2001. In
lieu of flowers, for any who wish to honor him, a contribution to the
John T. Dexter Fund may be sent to 2385 West Hill, Wolcott, VT 05680.
Arrangements are being handled by White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
LORNE LOUIS DUNLAVEY RICHFORD — Lorne
Louis Dunlavey, 77, husband of Marjorie (Benoit) Dunlavey, died
unexpectedly Friday, March 23, 2001, in the Northwestern Medical Center
in St. Albans. He was born June 6, 1923, in West Shefford, Quebec, the
son of the late Louis Philip Dunlavey of West Shefford, Quebec, and the
late Elizabeth (Morris) Dunlavey of Rockland, Ontario. Lorne and his
wife, Marjorie, began their career in farming in West Shefford, Quebec,
in 1948, where they resided until 1963, when they moved to Richford and
purchased Pinnacle View Farm, retiring in 1989. He still loved to care
for his pets on the farm, especially his horses. He was a member of All
Saints Catholic Church, Richford Lions Club for 27 years, trustee for
the village of Richford for 20 years and was also on the REAC board for
10 years. Lorne was very proud of and devoted to his family. He is
survived by his wife of 54 years, Marjorie Dunlavey of Richford; five
children and their spouses, Donna and James Galfetti of Barre, Dennis
and Irene Dunlavey of Sheldon, Linda and Thomas Marrs of Oak Harbor,
Wash., Louis and Deborah Dunlavey of Silver Springs, Fla., and Richard
Dunlavey of Wolcott; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Daniels Dunlavey of Albany;
his grandchildren, Lorna Meunier and her husband, Jay, Jennifer Hemond,
Michelle Dunlavey, Kristine Marrs, Joe Dunlavey, T.J. Marrs, Tucker
Dunlavey, Brendan Dunlavey, Shannon Dunlavey, Teresa Manche, and Brandy
Wiley; four great-grandchildren, Justin Underwood, Jason Underwood,
Cassidy Wiley, and Taylor Wiley; a brother, Norbert Dunlavey and his
wife, Patricia, of Bromont, Quebec; a sister, Phyllis Farrell of
Jericho; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held
Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in All Saints Catholic Church in Richford with
the Rev. Leonidas Laroche celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment will follow in St. Francois Xavier Cemetery in West Shefford (Bromont)
Quebec. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00
and 9:00 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg
Falls. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to
the Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139,
Montpelier, VT 05601
CARRIE ANN GRIFFITHS SHELBURNE — Carrie
A. Griffiths, 25, of Shelburne died peacefully in the arms of the Lord
on Friday, March 23, 2001. Carrie was born in Burlington on Aug. 11,
1975. She attended South Burlington High School and graduated in 1993.
She was a beautiful woman with a wonderful sense of humor and a smile to
light up anyone’s life. She loved to collect bears and was nicknamed
""Care Bear” when she was little. Of the many things that
will remind us of Carrie, there are her two sons, Kyle Robert Medieros
and Ryan Michael Griffiths, the two true lights in her life. She also
leaves her parents, David and Melanie Griffiths of South Burlington; two
sisters, Heather and Charity Griffiths; and a brother, Tyler Griffiths,
all of South Burlington; her maternal grandmother, Colleen Johnson of
Burlington; her paternal grandparents, Frederick and Marion Griffiths of
Haines City, Fla., two special aunts, Mary Ann Johnson of Burlington and
Kathleen Robare of Colchester; many aunts and uncles, and a very special
nephew, Dylan Griffiths. Carrie will be greatly missed by those who
truly knew her unconditional love. A memorial service will be held
Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South
Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, 77
Hegeman Ave., Colchester, VT 05446.
KENNETH C. HOLMES RICHFORD — Kenneth C.
Holmes, 92, died Friday, March 23, 2001, in Verdelle Village ECF in St.
Albans. He was born Aug. 19, 1908, in East Montpelier, the son of the
late Charles S. and Bertha M. (Rowell) Holmes. He was a resident of
Richford since 1979 and was a former resident of Chelsea, Middlesex,
East Montpelier, Essex, and Fairfax, where he farmed, raised poultry and
sugared in each of the towns. He was currently a member of the Richford
United Methodist Church, and he was a former member and very active in
the Shady Rill Baptist Church in Middlesex, Adamant UMC, Essex Center
UMC and Fairfax UMC. He was very active in several farming organizations
including ACP (committeeman). In 1948, he received the Green Patures
Award, known now as the Dairyman of the Year. He was also active in many
town affairs including Middlesex tax collector, East Montpelier school
board and the rationing board during World War II. After his retirement,
he enjoyed gardening, summers at his camp in Richford and spending
winters at his daughter’s home in Florida. He is survived by five sons
and their wives, Clifton and Sonia Holmes, and Clinton and Joyce Holmes,
all of Richford; Clayton Holmes and his friend, Gail Arnold, and
Lawrence and Donna Homes, all of Essex; and Raymond and Linda Holmes of
West Brattleboro; three daughters and their husbands, Marjorie and
Stanley St. John of East Montpelier, Lorraine and Arthur St. Onge of
Montgomery, and Gertrude and John Austin of St. Albans; 35
grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren;
a sister, Luella Dunham of Berlin; three sisters-in-law, Bertha Tucker
and Mildred Slayton and her husband, Maurice, all of Barre; and Gladys
Lawson and her husband, Winston, of Coventry; several nieces and
nephews; and his loyal dog, Puppy. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene
(Thompson) Holmes whom he married May 2, 1932; an infant brother, Edwin
Eugene Holmes; and a sister, Lucille Luiso. Funeral services will be
held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Richford United Methodist Church with
Pastor Kate Tobey officiating. Interment will be later this spring in
Plain-Mont Cemetery in East Montpelier. Visiting hours will be held
Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 140 Main St.,
Richford. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to
the Richford United Methodist Church, c/o Carolyn Smith, 49 Magoon
Road,Richford, VT 05476; or to the charity of one’s choice.
MARY TYLER CHADWICK McCRACKEN SHELBURNE –
Mary Tyler Chadwick McCracken died Friday, March 23, 2001, in Wake Robin
in Shelburne. She was born in Seattle, Wash., on May 5, 1921, the
daughter of Stephen Fowler and Margaret (Tyler) Chadwick. She attended
Scripps College and graduated from the college of William and Mary. Mrs.
McCracken was a great-granddaughter of John Tyler, 10th president of the
United States. She married W. Chave McCracken, an Episcopal clergyman,
in 1949 in Webster Groves, Mo. They lived in Oberlin, Lakewood and
Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Mrs. McCracken was a devoted and supportive
wife and mother. She volunteered for many causes. She was recognized by
the state of Ohio for the work she did for gun control. Among her
interests were golf, politics and genealogy. The McCrackens retired to
Ivy, Va., in 1982 and moved to Wake Robin in Shelburne in 1994 to be
closer to their daughters and their families. She is survived by her
husband, W. Chave McCracken of Shelburne; her daughters, Adelaide
McCracken of Barnard, Margaret McCracken of Woodstock, and Sara Norcross
of Reading; five grandchildren; and a brother, Stephen F. Chadwick Jr.
of Bainbridge Island, Wash. A memorial service will be held Thursday,
March 29, at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, 5167 Shelburne
Road, Shelburne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to
Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139,
Montpelier, VT 05601; or Planned Parenthood of Vermont, 23 Mansfield
Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and
Palmer Funeral Homes, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, is in charge of
arrangements.
PEARL DORA PINAN COLCHESTER — Pearl Dora
Pinan, 83, of Westbury Trailer Park in Colchester died Friday, March 23,
2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in
Williamstown on Sept. 20, 1917, the daughter of the late James and Ethel
(Cooney) Armstrong. she was a graduate of Spaulding High School in Barre.
She was married in Barre on Sept. 26, 1936, to Isidoro T.
""Boots” Pinan. Pearl was employed for many years at S.S.
Kresge in Burlington. She enjoyed bowling and bingo. Pearl is survived
by her husband of 64 years, Isidoro ""Boots” Pinan; four
children, Elizabeth ""Betty” Corey of Shelburne, Peter Pinan
of Colchester, Paul Pinan and his wife, Helen, of Essex, and Roque Pinan
of Turner Falls, Mass.; eight grandchildren, Rhonda Poulin and her
husband, Chris, Randall Corey and his wife, Marcia, Ronald Corey Jr. and
Stacey, Rodrego Corey, Michael Pinan and his wife, Kimberley, Patrick
Pinan, Michelle Varney and her husband, Ronald, and Roger Pinan and
Marci; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Queenie Young of Georgia,
Vt., and a sister-in-law, Celina Cormier of Montpelier. She was
predeceased by a son, Michael Pinan; and a brother, James Armstrong. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 26, 2001, at
10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment
will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting
hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.
Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
CHARLES A. VAILLANCOURT WEST ENOSBURG –
Charles A. Vaillancourt, 91, husband of Frances (Benoit) Vaillancourt,
died Friday, March 23, 2001, at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1909, in
Cape de Madeleine, Quebec, the son of the late Alfred and Anna (Lottinville)
Vaillancourt. Charlie owned and operated the family farm for 62 years.
The farm was also the site of Kidder’s swimming hole, which he enjoyed
sharing with many visitors through the years. Charlie was always known
for his sense of humor and good nature. He was a member of St. John the
Baptist Catholic Church and a former member of the St. Albans Moose
Lodge No. 1090. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 59
years, Frances Vaillancourt of West Enosburg. He was a devoted father
and grandfather to six children and their spouses, Alan and Susan
Vaillancourt, Rachel and Charles Pattee, Mark and Lynette Vaillancourt,
all of West Enosburg; Norman and Ellen Vaillancourt of Alburg, Patrick
and Donna Vaillancourt of West Enosburg, and Joanne and David Swan of
Milton; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also
survived by three sisters, Beatrice Bourbeau of Champlain, Quebec, Alice
Charron of Lehigh, Fla., and Rose Tromblay of Avon, Conn.; a brother and
his wife, Rosaire and Claire Vaillancourt of Sheldon; a brother-in-law,
Donald Heep of Harlingen, Texas; a sister-in-law, Pearl Vaillancourt of
Leominster, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
three brothers, Jules, Gerard, and Eugene Vaillancourt; and a sister,
Bernadette Heep. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in St.
John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerard Leclerc
celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St.
John the Baptist Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 3:00
to 6:00 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg
Falls. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to
the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St.
Albans, VT 05478. The family would like to extend a special thank you to
Kim Charbonneau, Jeanette Bosley, all of the Home Health caregivers, and
Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Eppley.
HELENE
B. WHEATLEY
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Helene B. Wheatley, 74, of South
Burlington died Friday, March 23, 2001, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare
in Burlington after a long illness. She was born in Winooski on Oct. 14,
1926, the daughter of the late Jerry and Roseanna (Moquin) Kline. She
attended Winooski schools. Helene was married to Wilson K. Wheatley Jr.
on Sept. 2, 1944. She worked for many years in the Porters Screen Shop
and in the American Woolen Mill as a spinner. She was an avid shopper,
loved to cook and was a homemaker. Helene is survived by her husband of
56 years, Wilson K. Wheatley Jr. of South Burlington; two daughters,
Mary Wheatley and her husband, Frank Merola, of Colchester, and Laura
Wheatley of Essex; two sons, Wilson Wheatley III and his wife, Helen, of
Milton, and Ronald Wheatley and his wife, Penny, of Richmond; seven
grandchildren, Lisa, Scott, Christopher, Jay, Rachael, Nathan, and
Louis; one great-grandchild, Kayla; two sisters, Katherine Gauthier of
Winooski, and Vivian Brisson of North Port, Fla.; and several nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Basil, Bernard, and
Ernest Kline; and by her son-in-law, Robert E. Bouffard. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at noon in
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Williston with interment to
follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. There will be
no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to Birchwood Nursing Home Special Care Unit Residents Fund, 43
Starr Farm Road, Burlington VT 05401. Arrangements are by LaVigne
Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski
ELLYS B. WODEHOUSE, Ph.D. Watsontown, Pa.
— Ellys B. Wodehouse, Ph.D., 94, formerly of North Fort Myers Beach,
Fla., and Eagles Mere, Pa., died Friday, March 23, 2001, in the Kramm
Nursing Home in Watsontown, where she had been a patient for six months.
She was previously a guest at Rhodesmere in Lewisburg, Pa., and
Nottingham Village in Northumberland, Pa., for a total of seven years.
She was born Nov. 17, 1906, in Glendive, Mont., the only child of the
late Bertram T. and Dora (Elmer) Butler. She was a graduate of Leonia
High School in Leonia, N.J., and Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.
She received her Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in New York City.
She majored in botany, zoology, geology and physiology. She taught
biology and earth sciences at South Burlington, Vt., from 1961 to
1969.She last sold real estate in North Fort Myers Beach, Fla., where
she spent her winters from 1980 to 1993. She resided in Eagles Mere,
Pa., during the summer in the same years. She was of the United
Methodist faith. She was a life member of the Jack Randa Garden Club in
North Fort Myers Beach and the South Burlington Natural Resources
Committe in South Burlington, Vt. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Roger Phillip Wodehouse, in 1978; and by a daughter, Dora
Wodehouse, in 1977. Surviving are four children, Armine P. Wodehouse of
Watsontown, Mrs. Eddie (Anne) Oram of England, Edmund B. Wodehouse,
Ph.D., of Palo Alto, Calif., and R. Alfred Wodehouse of North Collins,
N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. At the request of the deceased, there
will be no funeral services or viewing. Arrangements are being handled
by the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, Pa.
17815.
March
24
DOROTHY M. ALDINGER JERICHO — Dorothy M.
Aldinger passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Jericho on
March 24, 2001, after a long illness. Born Sept. 30, 1916, she was the
daughter of Thomas J. Moran and Grace (Fitzsimonds) Aldinger. Dorothy
grew up on the family farm in Jericho. After receiving her teaching
degree from the University of Vermont on July 1, 1938, Dorothy began a
rewarding 25 years of teaching children in the Jericho elementary school
system. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Rudolph, in 1974, whom
she met while working as a waitress at the Lake Placid Club, where
Rudolph was attending a speed-skating competition for the Chase
Manhattan Bank. Though silent now, Dorothy lives on in the voices and
memories of the children she taught and will forever be remembered for
her generosity and love of life. After retiring from teaching, she
continued to surround herself with children and friends by baby-sitting
and through Meals on Wheels for those people in need. Frequent travels
across the country and to Europe fulfilled her and Rudolph’s plans to
see the world after retirement. Dorothy will be remembered for her
gentle life and the people she so tenderly touched for so long.
Survivors include six children, Diane and her husband, Bernard Lavalee,
of Jericho, Barry and his wife, Frances, of Vergennes, Janet Aldinger of
San Francisco, Richard and his wife, Janet, of Orlando, Fla., Paul and
his wife, Marylou, of Providence, R.I., and Patricia and her husband,
Peter Halvordson, of Mystic, Conn. She is also survived by 13
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In
addition, she is survived by her sister, Sister Virginia Moran of Mount
St. Mary’s in Burlington; three brothers, Franklin Moran of Essex
Junction, Thomas Moran of Rumford, R.I., and Donald Moran of Kettering,
Ohio. Besides her husband, Rudolph, she was predeceased by a brother,
Kenneth Moran. Funeral services will be held in St. Thomas Church in
Underhill on Wednesday, March 28, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the
family plot in St. Thomas Cemetery. Visiting hours at the Gifford
Funeral Home in Richmond will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. In lieu
of flowers, contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to St. Thomas
Church or the Visiting Nurse Association. Arrangements are by Gifford
Funral Services, Richmond.
MARY E. DAUBENSPECK LYME, NH — Mary E.
Daubenspeck, 56, died Saturday, March 24, 2001 surrounded and supported
by family and friends. Having survived two types of cancer, a recurrence
of a third proved insuperable. To the last, she was buoyed by the
unfailing support of her five brothers and her mother, and still strove
as a Bryn Mawr College English major – to leaven life among her
overwhelmingly engineering-oriented family. Having wished for a medical
career, studying pre-medical subjects in college, Mary concluded that
perhaps her wish was too unspecific, for the medical career she got,
cast her as a patient rather than physician. Born in Denver, Colo., Mary
grew up in Stratford Conn. and spent much of her adult life in the
Philadelphia Pa. area before building her dream house in Lyme Center,
N.H. in 1991 Her greatest joys in life were her brothers, who added
eleven delightful and talented nieces and nephews to her childless life.
She counted among her treasures, her strong faith and her many friends,
not to mention her lifetime collection of boats and antique wheeled
vehicles. A staunch protector of her 1982 acquisition, the 1875 Keepers
House at Nauset Light Beach, Eastham, Cape Cod, she saw it through a
protracted and contentious relocation by the National Park Service,
safely now 300 feet from the ever-eroding cliff and the relentless
ocean. She shared this historic structure and its dauntless spirit with
friends and relatives, and its history with everyone, through her 1995
book, "Nauset Light: A Personal History". She also edited the
recently published "We Had Each Other: A Spoken History of Lyme,
N.H.". An enthusiastic and inquisitive free-lance writer and
editor, she wrote frequently for Dartmouth’s graduate school
publications, deriving great pleasure from making complex subjects
entertaining to ordinary folk like herself. For 30 years, Mary was her
college class notes editor, linking 315 people she counted as friends.
She also donated her writing and editing skills to many civic and
non-profit organizations, including the Upper Valley Humane Society and
the Lyme Historians. She served as a director of several organizations,
including UVHS and the Lyme Foundation. She served as past president of
a thriving theatre just outside Philadelphia, where she lived and worked
before relocating to N.H.. She was also a graduate of the first
all-women’s 26-day Outward Bound course at Hurricane Island, Maine. Mary
is survived by her mother, Eleanor M. Daubenspeck, of Harvest Hill,
Lebanon, N.H.; and by five brothers, Josef B. Daubenspeck of Marysville,
Pa.; J. Andrew Daubenspeck of Lebanon, N.H.; Timothy H. Daubenspeck of
Colchester; Peter B. Daubenspeck of Harrisburg Pa.; and Stephen M.
Daubenspeck of Harleysville, Pa.. She is also survived by eleven nieces
and nephews; four grand-nieces and -nephews; and by her loyal, faithful
and attentive mother-daughter Labrador Retrievers, Clipper and Polly;
and her adopted stray cat, Toby White. Together they grounded her
independent life in simplicity and love, and taught Mary in the last
months the rare and precious art of living in the present. A celebration
of Mary’s life will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hanover, N.H.,
on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. with a gathering of family and
friends at the Lyme Academy Building in Lyme Center, N.H., to follow.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Lyme, at the family’s convenience.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to any of the
following: Upper Valley Humane Society, Enfield, N.H.; the Lyme
Foundation, Lyme N.H.; or the Class of 1966 Mary E. Daubenspeck Memorial
Fund, c/o Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, N.H..
MARION PERKINS HACKETT ST.ALBANS — Marion
Perkins Hackett, 86, of St. Albans died Saturday, March 24, 2001 at
Holiday House in St. Albans. She was born in Montpelier on February 15,
1915, the daughter of William L. and Agnes (Marr) Perkins. She was a
1933 graduate of Montpelier High School and a 1937 graduate of
Middlebury College. After graduation, she taught school in South
Royalton High School from 1938 to 1939 and Montpelier High School
beginning in 1940. Marion was married in 1939 to Edson B. Hackett, who
predeceased her in 1980, as did a son William Bradford Hackett who
passed away in 1960. She resumed teaching at Woodstock High School for
five years, then at Burlington High School for 17 years. She was a
member of the Autonae Club, Duplicate Bridge Club and Bethany
Congregational Church in Montpelier. Survivors include her son, Edson
Bixby Hackett and his wife Lois of Stowe; three grandchildren, William
Bradford Hackett, Jeffersonville; Parker Marr Hackett, Stowe; and Anna
Dunley Hackett also of Stowe; one great-grandchild, Wiliam James
Hackett; and a brother, Bradford Marr Perkins of Calais. She is also
survived by two nieces, two nephews and five grandnieces and
grandnephews. There will be no calling hours and the family requests no
cards or donations. Burial will be at the convenience of the family
JOHN C. RACHLIN BURLINGTON — John C.
Rachlin, most recently of Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington,
died Saturday, March 24, 2001, John was born in Toronto, Canada, on May
6, 1907, the son of Isaac and Ida (Pollack) Rachlin, the fourth of seven
children, all of whom predeceased him. Nov. 23, 1930, he married Pauline
Dorenbaum of Springfield, Mass.; they made their home in West Hartford,
Conn., for the next 65 years, until Pauline died in 1995. John owned and
operated the Forest Garage in Hartford. His was the first garage in the
Hartford area to service foreign cars. John was an enthusiastic golfer
and one of the leading blood donors in greater Hartford. Following his
retirement from the garage, he served as a volunteer at the University
of Connecticut Health Center in Bloomfield, Conn. John is survived by
his son, Robert D. Rachlin and his wife, Cathy, of Burlington; his
daughter, Eleanor Kooby and her husband, Jack, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.;
five grandchildren and their spouses, Deborah T. and Steven McDonnell of
London, England; Paul I. and Patricia Rachlin of Tarrytown, N.Y.;
Rebecca S. Rachlin of Georgtown, Colo.; John N. Rachlin of Santa Clara,
Calif.; and Julia B. Rachlin of Burlington. He is also survived by six
great-grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered as well by a large
extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins in the United States and
Canada. The family wishes to express its gratitude for the affectionate
care extended to John by Birchwood Terrace Healthcare and for the
skilled and caring treatment he received at Fletcher Allen Health Care.
A graveside service will be held in Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford,
Conn., on Tuesday, March 27, at 2:00 p.m. under the supervision of the
Hebrew Funeral Association of Connecticut. Donations in his memory may
be made to the American Red Cross, 32 North Prospect St., Burlington, VT
05401
JAMES HERBERT VEST WATERBURY — James
Herbert Vest, 77, of North Main Street passed away in Fletcher Allen
Health Care in Burlington on Saturday, March 24, 2001. Born in Berlin on
Aug. 11, 1923, he was the son of the late Herbert J. and Bernice (Lacillade)
Vest. June 8, 1946, he married the former Madalene Izor in Waterbury.
James was educated at schools in Bolton and Waterbury and was a 1941
graduate of Waterbury High School. A verteran of World War II, he served
with the U.S. Air Force in the European theater of operations. As a
young man, James owned and operated a lumber business in Jonesville and
upon its sale went to work for Plant and Griffith Lumber Co., also in
Jonesville. Most of his career, however, was spent in the construction
business, first working as a supervisor for Kelly Construction and E.F.
Wall Construction Co. and later for his son, Gary, in Vest Construction
Co. until his retirement. Proud of his military service, his memberships
included the Waterbury V.F.W. Post 10034, the Harry N. Cutting American
Legion Post No. 59, the Village Fire Dept., and St. Andrew’s Catholic
Church, all in Waterbury. His leisure time was filled with buying and
selling a variety of antiques, spending time with his family and
fishing. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Madalene Vest of
Waterbury; a daughter, Terri Ann Christie and her companion, Clark
Ferris, of Waterbury a son, Paul Vest and his wife, Julie, of Bristol; a
special niece, Linda Jacobs of Waterbury; daughters-in-law Carol Vest of
Waterbury Center, and Liana ""Dee” Vest and her companion,
Frank Walters, of Waterbury Center; four grandchildren, Michele Vest of
Waterbury, Danielle Vest of Colchester, Allicon Morse and her husband,
Matt, of Colchester, and Brandon Vest of Bristol; five sisters, Marge
Cobb of Georgia, Peg Begins of Jonesville, Natalie Ashton of Merritt
Island, Fla., Joan Zimmerman of Everett, Pa., and Carol Gurule of Sun
Lakes, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews. A son, Garland
""Gary” B. Vest, predeceased him June 5, 1996. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in
Waterbury on Friday, March 30, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. Friends may call at
the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Thursday from 7:00 to
9:00 p.m. Inurnment will take place in the family lot in Holy Cross
Cemetery in Duxbury at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Waterbury Ambulance Service, P.O. Box
95, Waterbury Center, VT 05677; or to the Harry N. Cutting American
Legion Post No. 59, Veterans Affairs, P.O. Box 417, Waterbury, VT 05676.
EUNICE RYAN WHITE BURLINGTON — Eunice
Ryan White, 92 of Burlington, died peacefully Saturday, March 24, 2001
in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness.
Eunice was born June 22, 1909, in Hazardville, Conn.. She will be
remembered for her quirky sense of humor and her love of music. Before
her marriage, she trained and worked as a nurse at Shriners Hospital for
Children in Springfield, Mass.. She was married to Raymond B. White on
October 30, 1930 and they lived in the Springfield and Westfield, Mass.
Area until his death in 1986. In 1988, Eunice moved to Vermont to be
near her daughter, Lee W. Butler. In addition to her daughter, she
leaves her granddaughter Lindsay L. Butler, and her husband Richard W.
Cooley, of Seattle Wash. She was predeceased by her grandson Steven W.
Butler, in 1987, and two brothers and five sisters. At her request,
there will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at
Pine Hill Cemetery in Westfield Mass., at the convenience. The family
also wishes to thank Burlington Health and Rehab for their care and
kindness. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for
Crippled Children, 51, Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements are
by Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 So. Union St., Burlington.
March
25
DOROTHY I. BROWN BRISTOL — Dorothy I.
Brown, 89, died Sunday, March 25, 2001 in Helen Porter Nursing Home in
Middlebury. She was born March 231, 1911 in Richmond, the daughter of
Philia and Permelia (Samtaw) Tatro. She was a memeber of St. Ambrose
Catholic Church in Bristol, and Champlain Valley Fiddlers Association.
She had been playing the fiddle for 85 years, and had been a volunteer
fiddler at Helen Porter Nursing Home, Project Independence, Clark
Nursing Home and any place they have a dance. Dorothy was predeceased by
her husband, Joseph Brown in 1988. She is survived by four daughters,
Theresa and her husband, Joseph Robidoux of Bristol; Rosalie and her
husband Kenneth Lizotte of Bristol; Barbara and her husband, John
Saskiewicz of Pawling, N.Y.; and Linda and her husband, Henry Ramsey, of
Bristol; six sons, Francis and his wife, Rita Brown of Bristol; Bernard
Brown of Rutland; Robert and his wife, Barbara of Bristol; John and his
wife, Joyce Brown of Bristol; James and his wife, Belinda Brown of East
Middlebury; Danny and his wife, Sue Brown of Bristol; 34 grandchildren,
42 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at
10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2001, at St. Ambrose Church in
Bristol. Interment will be in the spring. Friends may call at Brown-McClay
Funeral Home in Bristol on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 from 7:00 to 9:00
p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Project
Independence, 27, N. Pleasant St., Rte 7, Middlebury, VT or Helen Porter
Nursing Home, South Street, Middlebury, VT 05753
DONNA SUE (NICHOLS) ROBERTS BARTON –
Donna Sue (Nichols) Roberts, 62, of Kinsey Road, Barton, passed away in
her home, on Sunday, March 25, 2001. She was the beloved wife of Charlie
Roberts Sr.. At Donna’s request, no services will be held. Should
friends desire, contributions in Donna’s memory may be made to the
American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, Inc. 13 Loomis St.
Montpelier, VT 05602, or the American Diabetes Association of Vermont
Affiliate, 77 Hegeman, Ave. Colchester, VT 05446. Arrangements are by
Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.
OLIVE S. RONDEAU SHELDON — Olive S.
Rondeau, 91, widow of George A. Rondeau, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, in
Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. She was born Sept. 30, 1909,
in Farnham, Quebec, the daughter of the late Prosper and Virginia
(Martell) Smith. She was a resident of Sheldon since 1942 and a member
of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Ladies of St. Ann. She was also
a member of the Enosburg Senior Citizens Club. She is survived by two
sons and their wives, Andre and Carolyn Rondeau of Sheldon and George
and Jeannine Rondeau of Richford; three daughters and their husbands,
Marie Anne and Leo West of Sheldon, Madeleine and Walter Medor of
Highgate, and Jacqueline and John Simard of Swanton; a stepdaughter and
her husband, Helen and John Allegrezza of Georgetown, Conn.; a sister,
Blanche Larose of Montpelier; 10 grandchildren and 29
great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Ida Plante, Rose Chauvin, and
Annette Chauvin, all of Quebec; and several nieces and nephews, Besides
her husband, she was predeceased by four brothers, Ferdinand, Hubert,
Lionel, and Armand Smith; four sisters, Olida (Martel) St. Onge, Aldea
Larose, Evelina Larose and her twin sister, Sylvia St. Cyr. Funeral
services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Catholic
Church in Sheldon with the Rev. Bernard Bechard celebrating the Mass of
Christian Burial. Interment will be later this spring in St. Anthony’s
Cemetery in Sheldon. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2:00 to
4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson
Ave., Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in her memory
may be made to American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, P.O. Box
485, Williston, VT 05495; or American Cancer Society, Vermont Division,
13 Loomis St., Montpelier, VT 05602.
LESTER M. TATRO VERGENNES — Lester M.
Tatro, 78, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, in Porter Medical Center in
Middlebury. He was born July 13, 1922 in Panton, the son of Arthur and
Flora (Miller) Tatro. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in
Vergennes. He had been a farmer in Panton, then worked for the U.S. Post
Office in Vergennes. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #
14 in Vergennes, and Addison County Eagles Club Aeries #3801, in
Vergennes. Lester was predeceased by his wife Joanne L. Tatro in 1989.
He is survived by two sons, Ronald Tatro and his wife Kathy of
Shelburne; James Tatro of Winooski; four daughters, Barbara Feltt of
Bristol Conn.; Anita Pavlidis and her husband Art of Nashua, N.H.;
Yvette Tatro of Colchester; and Denise Richard and her husband Tom of
Colchester; and seven grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at St. Peter’s
Catholic Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in the spring. Friends
may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Tuesday, March 27,
2001 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made to Addison County Humane Society, 236 Boardman St. Middlebury, VT
05753 or Porter Medical Center, 115 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753
March
26

EDSON G. BASSETT, JR. JEFFERSONVILLE — Edson G.
Bassett, Jr., 78, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at the Veterans Hospice
Center in Prescott Ariz.. He was born in Waterville, December 4, 1922,
the son of Edson and Marie (Bailey) Bassett. He graduated from Cambridge
High School and went directly into the U.S. Navy. After the service, he
worked for the SJ & LC Railway. In 1953, he and his family moved to
Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; six children; a brother,
Henry Bassett of Springfield; three nieces and a nephew. He was
predeceased by his parents and two children, David and Phyllis. Services
will be held in the Veterans Administration Cemetery in Cave Creek,
Ariz..

 

 

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