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Rutland Herald Obituaries 05/2000

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Obituaries

May 2000

 
May 1
 
Anne M. Aker  TUCSON, Ariz. – Antonia
“Anne” M. Aker, 81, died May 1 at the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in
Houston. She was born July 21, 1918, in Yonkers, N.Y., daughter of Rinaldo
and Maria (Lanna) Pascucci. She was married to Edward D. Aker on June 2,
1937, in Yonkers. He died in 1987. She was a Long Lines Survivor for AT&T
for several years before retiring. Mrs. Aker was a member of Christ
Community Church in Tucson. She remained active in Women’s Ministries and
continued to support ministries to children around the world, especially in
the former Soviet Union where she ministered on two missionary outreaches to
the orphans of Siberia. Survivors include a daughter, Irene (Arthur) Miller
of Houston; two sons, Dr. Alan Aker of Boca Raton, Fla., and Dr. John Aker
of Tucson; two brothers, Louis Pascucci of Reno, Nev., and Dr. Vincent
Pascucci of Andover, Mass.; a sister, Norma Austin of Yonkers; 10
grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A
memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Christ Community Church
in Tucson. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in
Brownsville Cemetery in West Windsor, Vt. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor, Vt.
Barbara J. Clairmont BENNINGTON -
Barbara Jean Clairmont, 51, died Monday at her home after a brief illness.
She was born July 24, 1948, in Bennington, daughter of Herbert A. and
Marjorie M. (Woodard) McIntire. She grew up in Bennington and graduated from
the former Bennington High School in 1966. She later earned a degree in law
enforcement at the former St. Joseph’s Business College. Mrs. Clairmont
lived in Shushan, N.Y., before moving back to Bennington seven years ago.
While living in Shushan, she attended nursing school in Glens Falls, N.Y.,
earning a degree as a licensed practical nurse. She worked as a nurse at
Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge and at the Centers for Living and
Rehabilitation in Bennington. Mrs. Clairmont had been an active member of
the Salem Rescue Squad while living in Shushan. She was an associate member
of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 601 of Bennington, had worked
with the Girls Green Mountain League at Bennington Lanes and had been a
member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 601 team. In addition to
bowling she enjoyed gardening and working with ceramics. Survivors include a
son, LeRoy Clairmont of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two daughters, Marjorie
Clairmont and Rebecca Clairmont, both of Bennington; a brother, Gary
McIntire of Eustis, Fla.; a sister, Joyce Miner of Bennington; three
grandchildren; a niece; five nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Contributions may be made to the Patient Resource Fund, at Southwestern
Vermont Medical Center, Cancer Center, in care of the Hanson-Walbridge
Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, 05201.
Doris H. Coles Doris H. Coles, 77, of
Rutland Town died Monday at Rutland Regional Medical Center. She was born
Aug. 24, 1922, in Jersey City, N.J., daughter of Charles and Hattie (Handstrom)
Hansen. Mrs. Coles graduated from Pratt Institute School of Art in Brooklyn,
N.Y. She worked as a commercial artist for a period of time and taught
painting in watercolor, oil and acrylic and adult programs for several
years. She was a member of Grace Congregational United Church of Christ and
a former member of the Dutch Reform Church in Stone Ridge, N.Y. She and her
husband enjoyed collecting antiques and giving shows of articles they had
purchased. Survivors include her husband, Edward A. Coles; a daughter,
Sandra Duling of East Poultney; a sister, Jean Merritt of Lehigh Acres,
Fla.; and two grandsons. A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m.
at the chapel of Grace Congregational United Church of Christ. The Rev.
Robert B. Curry, pastor, will officiate. A reception will be held in the
church parlor Contributions may be made to the Interage-Rutland Adult Day
Project, 6 Court St., Rutland, 05701. Arrangements are under the direction
of the Tossing Funeral Home.
Frank C. Gould WALLINGFORD – Frank
Clarence Gould, 63, died Monday at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after
a brief illness. He was born Jan. 1, 1937, Danby, son of Clarence and Ethel
(King) Gould. Mr. Gould was a 23-year veteran of the Vermont Army National
Guard and an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was
a lifelong resident of the Danby-Wallingford area and had worked at the
Howe-Richardson Scale Co., General Electric Co. and Vermont Marble Co.,
prior to his retirement from the True Temper Corp. He was a member of the
International Machinists of America. Survivors include three sons, Robert
Gould of Wallingford, Richard Gould and Ronald Gould, both of Bethel; a
sister, Jane Bruce of Wallingford; two grandchildren; several nieces and
nephews; and his former wife, Bernice Martin of Woodsville, N.H. He was
predeceased by his parents in 1943 and his wife, Sandra (Lewis) Gould, in
1991. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Danby-Scottsville
Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wallingford-Aldous
Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, 05602.
Julius F. Tyminski BRISTOL, Conn. -
Julius F. Tyminski, 87, died Monday at Sheriden Woods Healthcare Center.He
was born Dec. 16, 1912, in Florence, Vt., son of Wladyslaw and Stanislawa (Dluska)
Tyminski.He was raised in West Rutland, Vt., and worked at the former New
Departure Hyatt Plant in Bristol for about 35 years until his retirement. 
Mr. Tyminski was a member of the Bristol Polish American Citizen’s Club, a
lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Polish Society and a member of the West
Rutland Vermont Polish American’s Club. He enjoyed his cottage on Lake
Hortonia in Vermont for more than 40 years. Survivors include his wife of
nearly 65 years, Louise (Falenski) Tyminski; a daughter, Christine Piwnicki;
a son, Julius J. Tyminski of Florida; a sister, Sophie Shutek of Pittsford,
Vt.; three grandchildren; three godchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Walter Tyminski; and two
sisters, Stella Grabowski and Helen Raczka. A prayer service will be held
Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave.,
Forestville, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus
Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. Friends may
call Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
George L. Venables BRANDON – George
Lawrence “Larry” Venables, 88, died Monday at Rutland Regional Medical
Center.He was born Nov. 1, 1911, in Toms River, N.J., son of George N. and
Caroline (Gowdy) Venables.He earned a bachelor’s degree from what is now
known as Kean College in Union, N.J.  Mr. Venables was a veteran of
World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy Seabees. During the war he was
stationed in the Pacific Theater Area of Operations at Pearl Harbor and
Midway Island. He was married to Grace Chree on Jan. 20, 1944, in Westfield,
N.J. Mr. Venables worked as an industrial manager for the New Jersey State
Prison System in Rahway, N.J., where he ran a rehabilitation and training
program for the inmates. He retired in 1971 after 36 years of service. In
1971 he and his family moved to Brandon. He was a past member of the Brandon
Area Rescue Squad, serving as an emergency medical technician for several
years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Masonic Lodge 25, F&AM, in Brandon and
was a 32nd degree Mason in the Ancient Scottish Rite. He belonged to St.
Thomas Episcopal Church and had served for many years as junior warden on
the church vestry. Survivors include his wife of Brandon; two daughters,
Jean S. Piazza of Phillipsburg, N.J., and Barbara V. Carrara of Pittsford; a
sister, Dorothea V. Atwood of Brewster, Mass.; and four grandchildren. A
memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal
Church in Brandon by the Rev. Gordon Bardos, rector. There will be no public
calling hours. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Brandon
Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, 05733. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.
May 2
 
Charlotte S. Champine Charlotte S.
Champine, 80, died May 2 at Eden Park Nursing Home in Rutland.She was born
June 11, 1919, in Rutland, daughter of Frank and Edna (Severance)
Spencer.Mrs. Champine had worked for many years as a hot lunch cook and
teacher’s aid at the Rutland Town Elementary School.  She was a member
of Grace Congregational United Church of Christ in Rutland, Mill Village
Chapel and the Mill Village Helping Circle Kings Daughters and Sons. She was
also a member and former treasurer of the Cheney Hill Senior Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Harris of Norfolk, N.Y.; a stepson,
Carlton Champine of Rutland; a brother, Paul Spencer of Mendon; three
granddaughters, three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three
step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her
husband, Carlton Champine, in 1970; a daughter, Jean Wardell, in 1976; a
stepdaughter, Dolores Miller; three brothers and three sisters. The funeral
will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford.
Burial will follow in Cheney Hill Cemetery in Rutland Town. Friends may call
Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Mill Village Chapel, in care of William Thomas,
178 Oak Ridge Road, Rutland, 05701.
Wilma C. Gause BANGOR, Maine – Wilma
“Billie” C. Gause, 89, formerly of Grafton, Vt., died May 2 at Ross Manor in
Bangor.She was born June 29, 1910, in Luverne, Minn., daughter of Joseph and
Caroline (Lennell) Hawkinson.Survivors include three sons, Robert Gause of
Winterport, David Gause of Ludlow, Vt., and Douglas Gause of Hillside, N.J.;
a daughter, Toni Vlasits of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, John Hawkinson of
Florida; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  She was
predeceased by her husband, Dr. Ralph Gause, who died in 1994. The funeral
will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at White Chapel Church in Grafton by the Rev.
Nancy Wright. Burial will follow in Houghtonville Cemetery. There will be no
calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fenton &
Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls.
Robert D. Johnson WEATHERSFIELD -
Robert D. Johnson, 70, died May 2 at Springfield Hospital.He was born March
18, 1930, in Worcester, Mass., son of Carl and Thyra (Anderson) Johnson.He
earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic
Institute in 1952 and a master’s degree in business administration from
Northeastern University in 1970.  He was married to Claire Boyd on July
11, 1953, in Hudson Falls, Mass. Mr. Johnson joined USM Corp. (later
acquired by Emhart) in 1952 as an engineer. He was named assistant to the
director of the corporate research department in 1967, assistant director in
1969, director of research and development, machinery division in 1971, and
later became group technical director in 1974. In 1980, he was named
president and general manager of the Fellows Corp. in North Springfield,
retiring in 1987. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the
Industrial Research Institute. He was an ardent member of the Ascutney Union
Church and had served on various committees through Springfield Hospital.
Survivors include his wife of Weathersfield; three daughters, Karen M.
Donahue of Tewksbury, Mass., Kathy J. Merck of Rehoboth, Mass., and Kristin
E. O’Connor of Lansdowne, Pa.; a son, Kenneth R. Johnson of Bronxville,
N.Y.; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A
memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Ascutney Union Church in
Ascutney by the Rev. Constance Moser, pastor. A reception will follow at the
Martin Memorial Hall next to the church. A private graveside service will be
held Friday in Hamilton, Mass. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at
the Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St., Springfield. Contributions may be
made to the Ascutney Union Church, P.O. Box 345, Ascutney. Arrangements are
under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
WALLINGFORD – Erland “Iggy” J. Nash,
79, of Wallingford died Tuesday evening following a long illness.He was born
April 30, 1921, in Rutland, the son of Aldace and Gussie (Sanderson) Nash.Mr.
Nash married Stella Pike on Feb. 8, 1942. He was a lifetime resident of
Wallingford and served many years in the Army National Guard being activated
for service during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Nash had worked for
20 years for Borden Ice Cream prior to his retirement; since 1958 he has
sold ice cream at the Rutland Fair. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church,
American Legion Post 31 and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 648. Survivors include his wife of Wallingford; a son, Bernard
Nash of Tampa, Fla.; a granddaughter, Rhonda Nash and a grandson, Chris
Nash, both of Wallingford. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services
will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial will follow
in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Wallingford-Aldous
Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the Wallingford Rescue, P.O. Box
246, Wallingford, 05773, or the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and
Hospice, P.O. Box 787, Rutland, 05702-0787.
Miriam W. Roberts GRANVILLE, N.Y. -
Miriam W. Roberts, 82, died May 2 at the Kingsway Nursing Center in
Schenectady after a brief illness.She was born Feb. 2, 1918, in Granville,
daughter of Evan J. and Elizabeth (Edmunds) Williams.She was an honor
student at Granville High School and graduated from Oneonta State Teachers
College. She earned her master’s degree from New York University.  In
1979 she retired from teaching from the Granville Central School. She was
married to Raymond F. Roberts Sr. on Aug. 3, 1946. He died in 1984. She was
a member of the Peniel Presbyterian Church and its Bethany Class, the St.
David’s Society, Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens, the Hartford Senior
Citizens, the Home Culture Club, a 50-year member of the Sylvan Star Chapter
122, Order of Eastern Star, and a volunteer at the Slate Valley Museum.
Survivors include two sons, Bill Roberts of Cabin John, Md., and Raymond
Roberts of Schenectady; a daughter, Beth Roberts of Dolgeville; and six
grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Walker. The
funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home,
23 Church St., Granville, by the Rev. Jerry McKinney. Burial will be held in
Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Slate
Valley Museum, 17 Water St., Granville, 12832.
Arly H. Stigers BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -
Arly Hedrick Stigers, 75, died May 2 in Birmingham.He was born Feb. 17,
1925, in New York City, son of Morton J. and Marie (Hedrick) Stigers.He
attended Mount Hermon Preparatory School in Gill, Mass., Hofstra College and
Cornell State Agricultural College.  Mr. Stigers served in World War II
and after the war completed his college education, graduating from the
University of Vermont Agricultural College in 1950. He married Joan F. Bliss
on Aug. 25, 1956, in Andover, Vt. She died in 1994. Mr. Stigers operated a
dairy farm in Andover for many years. He served as a selectman for the town
of Andover for 21 years and as a member of the Green Mountain Union High
School board for 10 years, eight of those as chairman. In 1983, he and his
wife moved to Drewsville, N.H., where he served a term as selectman. In 1997
he moved to Birmingham, where he lived with his daughter until his death.
Survivors include two daughters, Lesley B. Palmer of St. Albans, Vt., and
Alison H. Stigers of Birmingham; two granddaughters; a brother, Joel E.
Stigers of Andover; an aunt, an uncle, a nephew and several nieces. A
graveside service will be held Monday, June 5, at 11 a.m. in the Simonsville
Cemetery in Andover. An open house will follow at the home of his brother,
Joel. Contributions may be made to the Springfield Humane Society, P.O. Box
398, Springfield, 05156, or the Simonsville Cemetery Association, HCR 62,
Box 30, Londonderry, 05148, in care of Jacqueline Griswold.
Theodore A. Trottier Sr. WILDER -
Theodore A. Trottier Sr., 87, died May 2 at the Cedar Hill Continuing Care
Center in Windsor.He was born Oct. 27, 1912, in Wilder, son of Anatole J.
and Jennie E. (Radigan) Trottier.He attended schools in Wilder and White
River Junction.  He began as an apprentice barber at the age of 13 and
had continued as a lifelong barber. He owned and operated Trottier’s Store
and Barbershop in Wilder in the 1940s. In 1950, he started Trott’s
Barbershop in Hanover, N.H., which he ran until 1985. He later worked part
time as a barber from his home in Wilder until December. He was married to
Josie Braley in April of 1942. She died in 1975. Survivors include his wife,
Mary Lou (Lockwood) Trottier; three sons, Terrence Trottier of Norwich,
Joseph Trottier of White River Junction and Theodore Trottier Jr. of
Cumberland, Md.; two daughters, Felicia Hinds of Keene, N.H., and Ruth
Badeau of Morrisville; two sisters, Naomi Barrows of Wilder and Janice
Elquist of Payson, Ariz.; a brother, Rutherford Trottier of Fort Perre,
Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. There will be a gathering of family and friends Friday from 7 to 9
p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction.
May 3
 
Lester Day BRAINTREE – Lester “Sam”
Day, 91, died May 3 at the Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre.He was born
Dec. 18, 1908, in Randolph Center, daughter of Samuel and Carrie (Pray)
Day.He attended schools in Randolph Center and graduated from the Vermont
Agricultural College in Randolph Center.  He married Helen Owen on Dec.
20, 1926. She died in 1987. Mr. Day worked for the Randolph Furniture Co.
which later became Ethan Allen Furniture, for more than 30 years. He had
farmed with his father in Randolph Center and later operated his own farm on
Route 12A in Braintree, known as “Valley View Farm.” He also operated a
truck garden with a vegetable stand in Braintree. Mr. Day enjoyed hunting,
fishing, horseshoes and playing pool. He was an avid woodworker known form
making jewelry boxes, gun cabinets and lawn ornaments. Survivors include
three daughters, Laura Butterfield of Braintree, Marjorie McIntyre of
Conway, N.H., and Linda Dickinson of Northfield; a brother, Perley Day of
Summerfield, Fla.; two sisters, Dorothy Lancour and Mary McFadden, both of
Springfield; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 34
great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 1
p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery in Braintree by the Rev. Ronald Rilling.
There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Central Vermont
Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, 05641, or Rowan Court
Nursing Home, patient activity fund, Prospect Street, Barre. Arrangements
are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.
Colburn Greenough BRIDGEWATER -
Colburn Greenough, 82, died May 3 at Springfield Health and Rehab Center.He
was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Morrisville, son of Gardner and Etta (Draper)
Greenough.Mr. Greenough attended Peoples Academy in Morrisville and was
married to Olive Allard on July 31, 1937. He served in the U.S. Army during
World War II. Mr. Greenough worked for 35 years at the Bridgewater Woolen
Co. and for several years at Hartland Sash and Door. He was president of the
Bridgewater Fire Department, a member of the Geno-Robinson American Legion
Post 1 in Bridgewater, where he had served as commander, a member of the
Hartford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2571, and a member of the Bridgewater
Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife of Bridgewater; a son,
Ronald Greenough of Bridgewater; a daughter, Donna Werner of Bradenton,
Fla.; a brother, Gerald Greenough of Denver; and a sister, Shirley Farnham
of Modesto, Calif.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a
great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a sister, Glendora Keeler. A
memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Bridgewater
Congregational Church by the Rev. Janice Chilek, interim pastor. Burial will
follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bridgewater. There will be no calling
hours. Contributions may be made to the Bridgewater Congregational Church,
P.O. Box 4, Bridgewater, 05034, or the Bridgewater Fire Department, P.O. Box
163, Bridgewater, 05034. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot
Funeral Home, 1 Rose Hill, Woodstock, 05091.
Gladys J. Newell COLRAIN, Mass. -
Gladys J. Newell, 90, died May 3 at the Franklin Medical Center in
Greenfield.She was born June 28, 1909, in Island Falls, Maine, daughter of
Daniel and Helen (James) Edwards.She graduated from Island Falls High School
and later attended Madigan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Houlton,
Maine, graduating as a registered nurse.  She married the Rev. Gordon
G. Newell on March 17, 1964. Mrs. Newell had worked for more than 50 years
in hospitals, nursing homes and private duty in Maine, Massachusetts and
Vermont. She was a former resident of Houlton, Maine, Caribou, Maine, Hyde
Park, Vt., Jeffersonville, Vt., Randolph, Vt., Winchester, N.H., and
Leverett. She had lived in Colrain for the past six years. Mrs. Newell was a
member of the First Congregational Church of Shelburne. Survivors include
her husband; a son, James L. Gallop of Marblehead; a daughter, Bonnie E.
Carr of Brattleboro, Vt.; a stepson, Larry H. Newell of Saudi Arabia; two
stepdaughters, Judy A. Solman of Caribou and Elizabeth Maifeld of
Clearwater, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a nephew and two
nieces. She was predeceased by a sister, Doris A. McKusick, who died in
1997. The service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational
Church of Shelburne. There will be no calling hours. Contributions in lieu
of flowers may be made to the First Congregational Church, Shelburne, or the
First Congregational Church of Leverett, 4 Putney Road, Leverett, 01054.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Max E. Carr Funeral Home in
Brattleboro
Barbara S. Potter BENNINGTON – Barbara
S. Potter, 89, died May 3 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation after
a long illness.She was born Jan. 27, 1911, in Bennington, daughter of Harry
W. and Margaret S. (Wright) Cummings.She attended schools in Bennington. 
She was married to Earl F. Potter on April 4, 1936, in Nassau, N.Y. He died
in 1987. Mrs. Potter worked at various local industries. She was a member of
the First Baptist Church in Bennington. She enjoyed animals and wearing
different types of hats. Survivors include a sister, Beatrice C. Williams of
Bennington; two nieces, Joan Kinney of Bennington and Barbara Ann Vien of
Pownal; two nephews, Stephen Williams of Bennington and Harry Cummings of
Pownal; and grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by a twin
brother, George Cummings. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10
a.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home by the Rev. Norma Drosky, pastor of the
First Baptist Church. It is requested that all attending the service wear a
hat in honor of Mrs. Potter’s love of hats. Burial will be held in Woodford
Cemetery in Woodford. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be
made to either the Second Chance Animal Center or the Activities Fund at the
Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, in care of the Mahar & Son Funeral
Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.
Dorothy B. Snide SPRINGFIELD – Dorothy
B. Snide, 82, died May 3 at Springfield Hospital.She was born May 18, 1917,
in Springfield, daughter of Frank and Mathilda (Merchant) Rock.She attended
schools in Springfield and had been a lifelong resident of the community. 
She married Gordon C. Snide on Oct. 21, 1941, in Springfield. He died in
1992. Mrs. Snide was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed
knitting, crocheting, cooking and canning. She especially enjoyed crossword
puzzles. Survivors include four sons, Gordon C. Snide Jr. of Chester, Gary
A. Snide of Springfield, Carl W. Snide of Charlestown, N.H., and Douglas B.
Snide of North Springfield; four daughters, Gloria J. Randall of Old Towne,
Fla., Judith A. Snide and Linda L. Snide, both of Springfield, and Martha
Benoit of Cavendish; a brother, Elmer Rock of Springfield; 15 grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was
predeceased by two brothers, Raymond Rock and Elroy Rock. The funeral will
be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield by
the Rev. Richard Cederholm, pastor of the North Springfield Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield. Friends may
call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Chapel. Contributions may be made
to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St.,
Montpelier, 05602.
May 4
 
FAIR HAVEN – Diane M. Bowen, 49, died
May 4 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after a short illness.The
funeral is pending for Tuesday at the Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven.A
complete obituary will appear in a later edition.
CASTLETON – Catherine “Cathy” Mae Tyler Landon,
54, died May 4 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after a brief
illness.She was born Sept. 20, 1945, in New Haven, Conn., daughter of Viola
(Johnson) Ellison and Robert I. Tyler.She was a graduate of Rutland High
School and worked for many years as a licensed nursing assistant.  She
enjoyed horseback riding and as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses she served as a
full-time minister. Survivors include her mother; a daughter, Tammy L.
Phillips of Castleton; a son, Mark Lebo of Alabama; a brother, Robert T.
Tyler Sr. of Rutland; two sisters, Jean A. Tyler of Rutland and Helen R.
Hackett of Granville, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by
her father. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 13, at 2 p.m. at
the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Gleason Road in Rutland.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Jehovah’s Witnesses or
Rutland Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice.
May 5
 
TOPSHAM - Arthur A. (Sonny) Fortunati,
72, of Topsham, died May 5, 2000, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
in Lebanon, N.H.He was born July 4, 1927, in Charlestown, Mass., the son of
Arthur P. and Mary (Gallerani) Fortunati. He attended school there, and
later served in the U.S. Army in Japan.He married Gloria Kennedy on June 7,
1953 in Bradford. They lived in Charlestown and Billerica, Mass., before
moving to Topsham in 1998. Mr. Fortunati had been employed by the Revere
Sugar Co. of Charlestown for many years, and was a member of the National
Rifle Association.Survivors include his wife of Topsham; three daughters,
Donna Danforth of Corinth, Diane Cerullo of Pepperill, Mass. and Linda
Fortunati of Massachusetts; two sons, Paul Fortunati of Topsham and Arthur
Fortunati of Groton; four sisters, Doris Crosbie of Reading, Mass., Jeanette
Landry of Brockton, Mass., Joanne Kennedy of Corinth and Paula Fillion of
Sharon, Mass.; one brother, Robert Fortunati of Corinth; 10 grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services
will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hale Funeral Home, Upper Plain in
Bradford. The Rev. Omer St. Onge will officiate. Friends may call from 6 to
8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A rosary recital will be at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 77
Hegeman Ave., Colchester, VT 05446. The Hale Funeral Home in Bradford is in
charge of arrangements.
WEST RUTLAND – Robert A. Lanthier, 95,
died Friday morning at Mountain View Genesis Elder Care Center.He was born
April 19, 1905, in West Rutland, son of Edward J. and Danalda (Beauchamp)
Lanthier.He was married to Marjorie E. Quinn on Aug. 24, 1931, in West
Rutland.  Mr. Lanthier was educated in the West Rutland schools. He was
an outstanding baseball player in high school and later with the West
Rutland town team in the 1920s. He worked for many years at the Howe Scale
Co. in Rutland and retired from the General Electric Co. in 1970. He was a
member of St. Bridget’s Church in West Rutland, serving as a caretaker there
until 1993. Survivors include a daughter, Theresa Salengo of West Rutland; a
granddaughter, Melissa Salengo of Burlington; and a grandson, James Salengo
of Schenectady, N.Y. He was predeceased by his wife who died in 1994; a
daughter, Joan Lanthier who died in 1955; a brother, Ernest Lanthier; and a
sister, Florida Confer. The funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m.
at St. Bridget’s Church. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in West
Rutland. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mullin-Clifford
Funeral Home in West Rutland. Contributions may be made to the St. Bridget’s
Sacred Heart Cemetery Fund, 1 Church St., West Rutland, 05777.
May 6
 
RUTLAND – Elizabeth M. Davis, 80, died
unexpectedly May 6, 2000, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center. Funeral
arrangements are pending with the Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven. A
complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Rutland Herald
RUTLAND – David J. Gilligan, 81, died
May 6, 2000, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. A complete obituary
will be published in a later edition of the Rutland Herald. Arrangements are
pending with the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
ORWELL – Julia Tharas, 77, died May 6,
2000, at her home in Orwell. A funeral mass is pending for Tuesday at St.
Paul’s Catholic Church in Orwell. A complete obituary will be published in a
later edition of the Rutland Herald. The Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven
is in charge of arrangements.
May 10
 
Catherine L. Reid BURLINGTON -
Catherine Ladabouche Reid, 85, died May 10 at Starr Farm Nursing Center in
Burlington.She was born in Proctor on Feb. 10, 1915, the daughter of John
and Annie (Stanley) Ladabouche.She graduated from Proctor High School in
1933. She lived in the Rutland area until 1963, at which time she moved to
Burlington. She was employed at the Medical Center in Burlington.  She
married Floyd Reid of Burlington in September 1964. Survivors include a
brother, Joseph Ladabouche of Rutland, and three nephews. She was
predeceased by her husband, and three brothers, William Ladabouche, John
Ladabouche and Stanley Ladabouche. A graveside service was held May 15 at
Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. A Mass will be said at 5:30
p.m. on May 27, at St. Dominic’s Church in Proctor. There are no calling
hours. Arrangements are under the direction of Corbin and Palmer Funeral
Directors in Burlington.
May 12
 
Steven M. Denio BENNINGTON – Steven
Michael Denio, 27, died unexpectedly May 12, at his home.He was born May 5,
1973, son of Frederick Squires and Rose Denio.He was a lifelong resident of
Bennington. He attended local schools, including Catamount Elementary and
Mount Anthony Senior High School.  He was employed at Burger King and
also worked for the Bennington County Humane Society. Mr. Denio enjoyed
working with computers and had taken computer courses. He was a former
member of Harvest Christian Ministries. Survivors include his mother of
Bennington, aunts, uncles, cousins. He was predeceased by his father in
1978, and by his grandparents, Clifford and Edith (Plumb) Denio. The funeral
service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Robert Lebert,
pastor of Harvest Christian Ministries, officiating. Burial will follow in
White Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the
funeral home. Contributions may be made to Mountain House in care of
Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, 05201.
Geraldine M. Murphy BRATTLEBORO -
Geraldine Margaret Murphy, 85, died May 12 at Eden Park Nursing Home.She was
born March 10, 1915, in County Wicklow, Ireland, daughter of Sylvester and
Mary (O’Rourke) Crean.She married Daniel Murphy on Nov. 24, 1935, in
Blackwater, Ireland. He died in 1963.  She left Ireland in 1959 for
Milford Haven, Wales, where she raised her family from 1959 to 1968. She
then moved to Vermont and had been a resident of Brattleboro for the past 32
years. She was employed at the School For International Training and also
worked at the Red Coach Theater and Motel, retiring in 1975. She was a
member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles
Auxiliary, Brattleboro Aerie 2445. She enjoyed gardening, genealogy and
family history. Survivors include four sons, John Murphy and Sylvester
Murphy, both of Brattleboro, James Murphy of Hinsdale, N.H., and Liam Murphy
of Charlotte; five daughters, Mary McAlister and Margaret Bober, both of
Brattleboro, Geraldine Dromgoole of Claremont, N.H., Kathleen Wellington of
Hinsdale, and Bridget Leclaire of Chesterfield, N.H.; an adopted daughter,
Amber Davidson of Claremont; a sister, Kathleen Adams of Milford Haven,
Wales; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sons, Donal Murphy in 1961 and Thomas Murphy in
1975; by two brothers, Sylvester Crean and Thomas Crean, and by a
granddaughter. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St.
Michael’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Locust Ridge Cemetery.
Friend may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Atamaniuk Funeral
Home, 40 Terrace St. Members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary will
conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be
made to the Southern Vermont Health Agency, 1 Holstein Place, Brattleboro,
05301, or to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Belmont Avenue, Brattleboro,
05301, or to the Eden Park Nursing Home Activity Fund, 187 Oak Grove Ave.,
Brattleboro, 05301. Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk
Funeral Home.
Marvin A. Pfenning ST. ALBANS – Marvin
A. Pfenning, 75, died May 12 at Northwestern Medical Center following a long
illness.He was born Aug. 15, 1924, in Sherburne, son of Frank and Anna
(Austin) Pfenning.He attended Sherburne schools and was a graduate of
Rutland High School.  He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he
served as a military police officer. He served at Iwo Jima, the Asiatic and
Pacific Theaters. He served as a personal bodyguard and as an international
detective agent. He was a special investigator for the Provost Marshals
Office and a member of the 367th Criminal Investigation Detachment with the
U.S. Army Reserve. Following military discharge, he graduated from the
Vermont State Police Training School in Pittsford and became chief of police
in Brandon. He was a special deputy sheriff in Rutland County and was an
associate for Atlas Missile Site Security. He served as security technician
for the Vermont Air National Guard. He was a Vermont State Police officer
and was elected a member of the Advisory Board of the Vermont State
Employees Association. His last state employment was as maintenance
superintendent of the State of Vermont Aeronautical Division. He was a St.
Albans City police officer. He was a member of American Legion Post 1 and
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 758, both in St. Albans. He was an avid
reader, loved the outdoors and aviation. Survivors include two sons, Michael
Pfenning of Alburg and Mark Pfenning of St. Albans Bay; a daughter, Cheryl
Kirkonis of Fairfield; five grandchildren; three brothers, Frank Pfenning of
Rutland, Bradford Pfenning of Vernon and Bernard Pfenning of South
Burlington; five sisters, Charlotte Willis of Killington, Doris Coursey of
Cape Nedick, Maine, Gladys Cameron and Helen Trombley, both of Pittsford,
and Lucille Staples of Woodstock; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was
predeceased by his wife, June (Ryan) Pfenning; by a sister, Virginia Landry,
and by three brothers, Marshall, Wendall and Walden Pfenning. The funeral
service will be held Monday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m. in Section E, in the
Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph. The Rev. Jean Paul Laplante will
officiate. Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brady & Levesque
Funeral Home, 86 South Main St. Contributions may be made to the Franklin
County Home Health Association, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, 05478.
Janet Steele WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -
Janet (Benjamin) Steele, 86, widow of Leslie E. Steele Sr., of West
Hartford, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at Suffield House in Suffield.She was
born in Winsted, on Jan. 17, 1914, daughter of the late Roscoe and Louise
(Lee) Benjamin.She had lived in Winsted, Litchfield and West Hartford. Mrs.
Steele attended Winsted Grammar School, graduated from Emma Willard School
in Troy, N.Y., in 1933, received her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut
College in New London, Conn., in 1937, and graduated from Katherine Gibbs
Business School in Boston, Mass., in 1938.  She was owner and operator
of The Laurel Acres Kennel in Winsted, breeding and raising pedigreed
American Cocker Spaniels. Her spaniels were shown by Ted Young Jr. and Baine
Cobb throughout the East. She also was a prominent exhibitor of Five Gaited
Saddle Horses for many years throughout the East. Mrs. Steele was a member
of The Litchfield Country Club, the Farmington Country Club and The Hartford
Club. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution with the
Sarah Whitman Hooker Chapter, was a member of the National Society of Magna
Carta Dames, the Sovereign Colonial Society of Americans of Royal Descent,
the National Society of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America,
and the Society of The Descendants of The Founders of Hartford. She was also
a member of the Civil War Roundtable and American Descendants of English
Royalty. Mrs. Steele was a member of the Second Congregational Church of
Winsted where she was brought up, starting in the Cradle Roll, became a
member and was married in the church where her family were members. She is
survived by two sons and their wives, Leslie E. Steele Jr. and Ann E.
Steele, of Windsor; John B. Steele, Col., U.S. Air Force, Ret., and Frances
R. Steele of Alexandria, Va.; a grandson, John R. Steele; three
step-granddaughters, Cynthia A. Crain, Wendy E. Beebe and Sandra J. Crain;
her cousin, Judith Whitney Liner of West Pawlet, Vt., and her son, Edward
Liner. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in The Church of
Christ, 800 Main St., Winsted. The Rev. James A. DiQuattro will officiate.
Her family will attend her private burial in Forest View Cemetery in
Winsted. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either
Suffield House Recreation Fund, 1 Canal Road, Suffield, 06078, or the Humane
Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, 06111. Carmon Windsor Funeral Home,
807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor, has care of arrangements.
May 13
 
Eileen D. Ford CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -
Eileen (Yauger) Davis Ford, 72, died May 13.Born at home Aug. 25, 1927, on
the Taylor Hill Farm in South Granville, she was the daughter of Fred and
Dorothy (Taylor) Yauger. She enjoyed oil painting, golfing and crocheting
afghans. She also enjoyed cross-stitch and embroidery.In earlier years, she
worked as a telephone operator for the New York Telephone Co. in Granville.
Upon moving to Cambridge, she worked at the Mary McClellan Hospital as an
operating room technician for 22 years, until her retirement in 1986. She
then worked as a home health aide, a receptionist in the office of Dr.
Eugene Merecki, and at the Danforth Adult Care Facility in Hoosick Falls. 
She is survived by a son, Mitchell Davis of Bennington, Vt.; two daughters,
Cynthia Pike of Arlington, Vt., and Nanette Brayton of Queensbury; 10
grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Baldwin of Granville; and a brother, Frank
Yauger of Granville. She was predeceased by husbands Gardner Davis and
Stanley Ford, and a brother, Milford Yauger. A graveside committal service
will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Poultney Cemetery. There will be no
calling hours. Contributions may be made to a school art program, or the
American Cancer Society, care of the Arlington Chapel of Hanson-Walbridge
Funeral Home, PO Box 528, Arlington, 05250.
Thomas P. Jones Jr. STAMFORD, Conn. -
Thomas Price Jones Jr., 83, died May 13 at his home in Stamford.He was born
Jan. 6, 1917 in Poultney, son of Catherine (Thomas) and Thomas Price
Jones.Mr. Jones was a World War II veteran, along with his nine brothers. He
served in the U.S. Navy and later his family received a special letter of
gratitude from then-Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara for having 10 sons
in the service during the war.  Mr. Jones was a tool-and-die maker who
retired in 1970 from Pitney Bowes following 25 years of employment. He was a
breeder of beagles and raised several national field champions. He is
survived by his wife, Emily DeGasper Jones of Stamford; a son, Thomas P.
Jones III of Ridgefield; a daughter, Donna Sandberg of Norwalk; three
brothers, Gordon Jones of Danbury, Clifford Jones of Fair Haven, Vt., and
Clayton Jones of South Glens Falls, N.Y.; five sisters, Florence Constantine
of Granville, N.Y., Ruth Dente of South Poultney, Vt., Pauline LaPoint and
Blodwin Boule of Poultney, Vt., and Catherine Smith of Hudson Falls, N.Y.;
four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by seven
brothers, Donald Jones, Paul Jones, Raymond Jones, Robert Jones, Howell
Jones, Kenneth Jones, and Hayden Jones; and a sister, Dorothy Gerstenmaier.
Funeral services were held May 16. Burial followed in Fairfield Memorial
Park in Stamford.
Frances Pickel WEATERSFIELD – Frances
Pickel, 62, died May 13 at her home in Weathersfield.She was born Oct. 31,
1937, in Greenbush (Weathersfield).She graduated from Springfield High
School in 1955.  In 1955, she worked at New York Life Insurance in New
York City. She married Richard Pickel in 1959. They lived in Greenwich,
Conn., and Scarsdale N.Y., until 1993, when they moved to Weathersfield. She
enjoyed working on the grounds at her home. Survivors include her husband;
her mother, Doris Brown; a daughter, Bernadette Pickel, and a son, Timothy
Brown. She was predeceased by a son, Richard Pickel Jr., in 1977. The
funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Perkinsville Church.
Burial will follow in Plain Cemetery. Contributions in lieu of flowers may
be made to the Visiting Nurses and Hospice of Springfield.
Anthony J. Pokrywka WEST RUTLAND -
Anthony J. Pokrywka, 83, of West Rutland, died unexpectedly May 13 at his
home.He was born July 30, 1916, in Rutland, son of Karl and Anna (Ptak)
Pokrywka.He was a 1935 graduate of Rutland High School.  Mr. Pokrywka
was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in India and the Asiatic
Pacific Theater. He was married for 57 years to Emily Glodzik Pokrywka. Mr.
Pokrywka was employed by Rutland Railroad for 25 years and retired from
General Electric in 1979. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church
and the Holy Name Society. He was an active member of the Parish Pastoral
Council. He was a member of the Green Mountain Chapter of GE Retirees, the
National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Retirees, and the
Military Veterans Railway Service. He enjoyed gardening, flowers and
walking. Survivors include his wife of West Rutland; a daughter, Carolyn
Muro of West Rutland; two brothers, Henry Pokrywka of Rutland and Stanley
Pokrywka of Rutland Town; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Louis Pokrywka, and by a sister,
Mary Frankiewicz. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St.
Stanislaus Kostka Church. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Friends may call today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Mullin-Clifford Funeral Home in
West Rutland. Contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, Barnes
Street, West Rutland, 05777.
Florence E. Woods Florence E. (Vondette)
Woods, 82, of Rutland, died May 13 at Rutland Regional Medical Center.She
was born April 6, 1918, in Rutland, daughter of Allen and Edith (Beauchamp)
Vondette.Mrs. Woods was a 1937 graduate of Rutland High School.  She
was employed by the M. H. Fishman Co. in Rutland for several years and later
by St. Peter’s Church. Mrs. Woods was a member of St. Peter’s Church and the
Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary Post 648. Survivors include a close
friends, Eleanor Gravelle, with whom she made her home with for the past
several years; a son, Richard Woods of Riverton, Wyo.; three daughters, Judy
Gould of Bellows Falls, Barbara Rizziere and Marcia Bates, both of Rutland;
13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and
cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Ollie Woods, in 1953; by four
brothers, Allen Vondette, Bernard Vondette, Raymond Vondette and Bobby
Vondette, and by a sister, Leona Preedom. The funeral service will be held
Tuesday at 1 p.m. in St. Peter’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph
Cemetery. Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Clifford Funeral
Home. Contributions may be made to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurses
Association, P.O. Box 787, Rutland, 05702.
May 14
 
Florence L. Bearor MIDDLEBURY -
Florence L. Bearor, 74, died May 14 at Porter Medical Center.She was born
May 9, 1926, in Middlebury, daughter of Arthur L. and Delia (Shackett)
Lucia.She and her husband operated a school bus service in Middlebury for 25
years. She was a former 4-H leader and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Middlebury.  Survivors include six sons, William Bearor,
Peter Bearor, James Bearor, Charles Bearor, Donald Bearor and David Bearor;
six daughters, Linda Provencher, Theresa Murray, Cindy Bodette, Susan
Bodette, Bonnie Godfrey and Marilyn Case; 27 grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her
husband, Francis Bearor in 1992, and by a brother, Francis Lucia, in 1999.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church
in Middlebury. The Rev. John McDermott will officiate. Burial will take
place in St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to
9 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Home in Middlebury. Contributions may be made to
St. Mary’s School Playground Fund, in care of St. Mary’s Church, 326 College
St., Middlebury, 05753.
Thomas R. Clark Thomas R. Clark, 81,
died peacefully Sunday, May 14, in Sacramento, Calif.A native of New York,
he was the chief of navigation for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the
Port of New York. He retired from active duty on Aug. 31, 1985.For the last
12 years, he was a resident of Sacramento, Calif.  Mr. Clark is
survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy Woodward Clark; a daughter, Patricia
A. Clark; and granddaughters, Catherine and Laura, to whom he was always
their devoted “Papa”; and by sisters, Betty and Dorothy Clark of Hollywood,
Fla. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King
Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland. The Tossing Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph M .Dailey BENNINGTON – Joseph
M. Dailey, 62, of Bennington died unexpectedly May 14 at his home.He was
born July 5, 1937, in North Bennington, son of Joseph M. Dailey Sr. and Rose
Callahan.He graduated from St. Frances de Sales Academy, Bennington High
School, class of 1955, and Ithaca College, where he earned bachelor’s and
master’s degrees in 1960 and 1961. He also received a master’s degree from
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 1973 and a doctorate in
administration and athletics from the University of Mexico in 1986.  He
was a U.S. Army veteran, having served as a military policeman during the
Berlin Crisis. He was married to Martha LaCroix in August 1961 in
Bennington. He was assistant football coach and head wrestling coach at
Williams College for 20 years. While on sabbatical from Williams, he was
director of physical education at St. Michael’s School on the Navajo Indian
Reservation in Arizona. He was head football coach at Salisbury State
University in Maryland from 1987 to 1989. He was associate professor of
physical education at Salisbury. He was a football coach at the Smithtown
Central School District on Long Island, N.Y., head coach of football at
Colonie Central High School in Albany, N.Y., and Middletown Central High
School in Middletown, N.Y., and retired from Wilton School District in
Connecticut, where he served as director of athletics and physical
education. He was recently nominated for the Ithaca College Sports Hall of
Fame. He was also awarded Outstanding Graduate of the doctoral program at
the University of New Mexico. Mr. Dailey helped rescue lost people through
both canine and group search and rescue teams. He was a member of the
Berkshire Mountain Search and Rescue and Search Dogs Northeast. He published
a book on football strategy entitled “Wing and Shoot: An Offense for the
21st Century.” He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, skiing,
windsurfing, swimming and fishing in his retirement. Survivors include his
wife of Bennington; two sons, Timothy Dailey of San Francisco and Jonathan
Dailey of Washington, D.C.; three daughters, Jennifer Dailey of Denver,
Melissa Dailey of Boston and Jacqueline Dailey LeBlanc of Manchester, Conn.;
three sisters, Mary Dailey Barriere of Syracuse, N.Y., Anne Dailey Garant of
Sacramento, Calif., and Rita Dailey Staszak of Scotia-Glennville, N.Y.; and
several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers,
John Dailey and Robert Dailey, and a sister, Isabelle Dailey Barber. The
funeral service will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church,
Southworthy Street, Williamstown, Mass. Burial will take place in St. John’s
Cemetery in North Bennington. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at St.
Patrick’s Church. There will be a vigil service offered at 5 p.m. at the
church. Friends are invited to a reception for a time of sharing and
remembrance Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Williams College Faculty Club, Main
and Park streets, Williamstown. Contributions may be made to the
Massachusetts Citizens of Life, Life Rite of Bennington, Catholic Relief
Services, the American Heart Association or the Coronary Rehabilitation
Center of Southwest Vermont Medical Center, through the office of the Mahar
& Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.
Johanna Kaar BENNINGTON – Johanna Kaar,
92, of East Dorset died May 14 at Crescent Manor Care Center.She was born in
Estonia on Jan. 4, 1908, the daughter of Anna (Jurison) and Juri Ohi.As a
result of the Soviet occupation of Estonia at the end of World War II, she
and her husband, Johan, and their two daughters fled to the West, living in
displaced persons’ camps in Germany for six years. In 1950, the family
emigrated to the United States, settling in Baltimore, where she and her
husband both worked for Sweetheart Cup Corp. They were active in the
Baltimore-Washington Estonian community.  Since 1979, Mrs. Kaar has
lived in Vermont. For many years, she helped her daughter and son-in-law
operate the Whispering Pines Motel in Woodford, and more recently the Eyrie
Motel in East Dorset. She enjoyed gardening and interior decorating.
Survivors include a daughter, Mia Kaar Utkin, and son-in-law, Valter Utkin,
of East Dorset; and a granddaughter, Lisa Kaar Winer of Chattanooga, Tenn.
She was predeceased by her husband; a daughter, Tea-Mai Winer; two sisters,
Maria Govorova and Mary Pendre; and a brother, George Ohi. A private family
memorial service will be held in Maryland. There will be no calling hours.
Cremation will take place at Vermont Cremation Service in Bennington.
Contributions may be made to Dorset Nursing Association, care of
Hanson-Walbridge, Box 957, Bennington, 05201.
Richard D. Lauzon POWNAL – Richard D.
Lauzon, 73, of Pownal, died May 14 at his home.He was born Dec. 28, 1926, in
Bennington, son of George and Albia (Talbot) Lauzon.He received his
education in the Bennington schools and served in the U.S. Navy during World
War II.  Mr. Lauzon married Elizabeth Walden at St. Raphael’s Church in
Williamstown, Mass., Jan. 17, 1946. In earlier years, he was employed as a
finish carpenter and cabinetmaker in the Williamstown area. Together with
his wife, he also started a coffee shop in Williamstown, which they operated
for several years. In 1980, he purchased the Pine Hollow Campground in
Pownal. Mr. Lauzon was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in North
Pownal. He enjoyed woodworking and growing flowers and was also an avid bird
watcher. Survivors include his wife of Pownal; a son, Ron Lauzon of Pownal;
three granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; five sisters, Blanche Kent of
Potsdam, N.Y., Gertrude Sausville of Florida, Loretta Price of Sydney,
Australia, Annette Delude of Bennington, and Charlotte Snow of New
Hampshire; a brother, Wilfred Lauzon of Los Angeles; several nieces,
nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Mr. Lauzon was
pre-deceased by two sisters, Beatrice Milliard and Theresa Lauzon, and a
brother, Raymond Lauzon. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:45
a.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home with a prayer, and at Our Lady of
Lourdes Church in North Pownal at 11:30 a.m., where the service will be
officiated by the Rev. Laurence Olszewski. Burial will take place at the
convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday
from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Contributions may be made to Our
Lady of Lourdes Church, in care of Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St.,
Bennington, 05201.
Henry J. Race WHITE RIVER JUNCTION -
Henry John Race, 77, died May 14 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in
White River Junction.He was born Dec. 22, 1922 in Stockbridge, the son of
Henry and Flora (Lacount) Race.He attended school in Lyme, N.H., and
graduated from Hanover, N.H., High School in 1942. He then served in the
U.S. Navy for two years during World War II. He married Gail Sibley on June
21, 1947, in Etna, N.H.  After returning from the Navy, he worked as a
carpenter before entering the U.S. Army, where he served for 20 years. While
in the Army, he served in Japan during the Korean War, as well as Germany,
in Vietnam as a military adviser, and in Alaska. After retiring from the
military in 1968, he moved to Fairlee. He began working for Dartmouth
College at Thayer Hall. He moved to White River Junction in 1982 and retired
from the college in 1985. Mr. Race was a lifetime members of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post No. 2571 in White River Junction; a 30-year member of the
Lebanon BPO Elks Lodge No. 2099 in Lebanon, N.H.; and a member of the
Champlain Valley Fiddlers, where he played as a “left-handed” fiddler. He
enjoyed music, fishing and camping. He is survived by his wife of White
River Junction; two sons, Gary Race of North Hyde Park, and H. Martin Race
of Raleigh, N.C.; three daughters, Judith Hoepker of Benecia, Calif., Linda
Mosley of Cary, N.C.; and Tamara Race of Barre; 10 grandchildren, six
great-grandchildren; a sister, Velma Labombard of Portsmouth, N.H., and
several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Peter; a brother,
Wendell; and a sister, Thelma Flinn. The funeral service will be held
Thursday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lebanon, N.H. Burial will
follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph.
Friends may call at the Knight Funeral Home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 30 Farrell St.,
South Burlington, 05403.
May 15
 
Joseph M. Dailey BENNINGTON – Joseph
M. Dailey, 62, of Bennington died May 15 at his home.Funeral arrangements
are pending at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home.A complete obituary will appear
in a later edition of the Rutland Herald.
Deborah A. Matthews HUBBARDTON -
Deborah Anne Matthews, 44, died May 15 at Rutland Regional Medical
Center.She was born Dec. 28, 1955, in Frankfurt, Germany, daughter of Edward
and Irene (Marois) Smith.She was a 1973 graduate of Fair Haven High School
and a 1982 graduate of the University of Missouri at St. Louis with a degree
in accounting.  She joined the U.S. Army in 1975. She served in Germany
and was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1980. She was married to
Timothy Matthews on Jan. 7, 1977, in Fair Haven. Following her husband’s
retirement from the military in 1988, they moved to the Castleton-Hubbardton
area. She was a participant with the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 8284 in Castleton and was a member of the Disabled American
Veterans. She was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in
Fair Haven. Survivors include her husband of Hubbardton; three sisters,
Elaine Bronson and Carolyn Blackmer, both of Castleton, and Kathryn Smith of
Milton; nieces; and a nephew. She was predeceased by her father in 1998 and
her mother in 1999. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at
Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Fair Haven. The Rev. Richard
Tinney, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Following the service the family will receive friends at the home of Elaine
Bronson, a sister, on Route 4A, Castleton, for a time of fellowship and
reflection. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven.
Robert H. Perry KILLINGTON – Robert
Harold “Bob” Perry, 71, died May 15 at his home.He was born Feb. 19, 1929,
in New York City, son of Alfred and Nan (Klesmer) Perry.Mr. Perry was a
longtime resident of New York City and was employed by Western Bell and AT&T
as an industrial filmmaker until his retirement in 1984.  Mr. Perry was
a well-known photographer in the local area. Survivors include his wife,
Marie Cyphers Perry; his stepson, Ben Bargelt of Denver; and a
granddaughter. The memorial service will be held Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at
the Killington Grand Resort Hotel. A reception will follow the memorial
service.
May 16
 
Florence J. Bishop BENNINGTON -
Florence J. Bishop, 100, of Bennington died May 16 at Southwestern Vermont
Medical Center.She was born April 26, 1900, in Pownal, daughter of Isaac and
Cora (DeBell) Hurley.She received her education in Bennington.  She was
married to Harry Bishop in Woodford. He died in April 1973. In earlier
years, Mrs. Bishop was employed at the Allen A. Co. in Bennington. Mrs.
Bishop was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bennington. She enjoyed
traveling and sewing. Survivors include a daughter, Rita Niles of
Bennington; a son, Harry Bishop of North Bennington; a sister, Ruth Pinsker
of Bennington; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews
and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Bernice Gore, and two
brothers, Clayton Hurley and Isaac Hurley. The funeral service will be held
Friday at 10 a.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Norma Drosky,
pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will take place in
Hinsdillville Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may call Friday from 9 to 10
a.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Bennington Rescue
Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St.,
Bennington, 05201.
Marion H. Woods DANVILLE – Marion H.
Woods, 77, of Danville died May 16 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in
Lebanon, N.H.She was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Little Chute, Wis., daughter of
Nicholas and Anna (Kroes) Huisman.She worked for the Danville High School
hot lunch program for 10 years and spent many seasons as gift shop manager
at Maple Grove in St. Johnsbury.  She was a member of the Queen of
Peace Catholic Church in Danville. Survivors include two sons, David Woods
of St. Johnsbury and Don Woods of Danville; a daughter, Claire McKee of
Rutland; a brother, Richard Huisman of Appleton, Wis.; four sisters, Pauline
Niesen and Theresa Niesen, both of Kaukauna, Wis., Delores Maley of Little
Chute and Amelda Johnson of Green Bay, Wis.; seven grandchildren; one
great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her
husband, Arthur Woods Jr., in 1982, three brothers, Albert, Clarence and
Nicholas Huisman, and three sisters, Margaret Huisman, Laverne Baerenwald
and Angela Zwick. The funeral service and burial will be held at the
convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may
be made to the Danville Rescue Squad, Danville, 05828. The Sayles Funeral
Home in St. Johnsbury is in charge of arrangements.
May 17
 
George E. Charbonneau BRATTLEBORO
-George E. Charbonneau, 78, died May 17 at the Franklin Medical Center in
Greenfield, Mass., after a lengthy illness.He was born Dec. 9, 1921, in
Granby, Quebec, son of Napoleon and Rose (Paquette) Charbonneau.He spent his
early years growing up in Canada and Stowe, and eventually in Manchester,
Conn.  He married Delia Baud on Sept. 2, 1967, in East Hartford, Conn.
In 1944, he entered the U.S. Army where he served during World War II and
was a three-time recipient of the good conduct medal, European African
Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon with four service stars, National
Defense Medal, Army Occupation Medal for service in Germany and the Purple
Heart. He served in Sicily, Normandy, northern France, Germany and the
Middle East. He retired from duty in December 1964 at the rank of staff
sergeant. He returned to Connecticut where he worked at Case Brothers in
Manchester, which was eventually acquired by Boise Cascade. He continued to
work for Boise Cascade after he transferred to Brattleboro. He retired in
1989. He was a member of the American Legion Post 5 of Brattleboro, VFW Post
1034 of Brattleboro and the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include
his wife of Brattleboro; a son, George Charbonneau of Odessa, Texas; two
daughters, Donna Woods of Wilmington and Georgie Wells of Escondito, Calif.;
two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Romeo
Charbonneau of Granby, Quebec, Laurence Charbonneau of Franklin, N.C., and
Dorian Charbonneau of Almond Beach, Fla.; four sisters, Odilla Salbas of
Middlebury, Annette Kristoff of Coventry, Conn., Cecile Grady of Williston,
and Rita Taylor of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was
predeceased by a brother, John Charbonneau and a sister, Bernadette Jarvis.
The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Covey and
Allen Funeral Home, 44 Main St., Wilmington. The Rev. Marcia Dorey, pastor
of the Wilmington Congregational Church, will officiate. Burial will follow
in Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington. Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9
p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to either Rescue Inc.,
the Windham County Humane Society, or a charity of one’s choice, in care of
the Covey and Allen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, 05363.
Rose M. Dayton PERU – Rose Mary
Dayton, 77, died at her residence in Peru on May 17.She was born March 8,
1923, in Proctor, daughter of Concetta (Tobia) and Anthony Barone.She
graduated from Rutland High School.  On Dec. 29, 1945, she married
Clarence Dayton of Peru. Mrs. Dayton worked at the Flood Brook School in
Londonderry for many years as a cook. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing,
bingo, bowling, and playing cards. She is survived by her husband of Peru;
two sons, William Dayton of Chester and Ronald Dayton of Rieglewood, N.C.;
five daughters, Patricia Roberts of Londonderry, Joan Dayton of Londonderry,
Sandra Parker of Weston, Donna Williams of Peru, and Kathy Dayton-Mell of
Cold Springs, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; and a
brother, Nicholas Barone of West Rutland. She was predeceased by a brother,
Pasquel Barone, and two sisters, Antonette Holiday and Mary Grzyembski. The
funeral service will be held Saturday at noon at the Adams-Gendron Funeral
Home in Chester. The Rev. Paul Sackevich of St. Joseph’s Chapel in
Londonderry will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in
Londonderry. Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon at the
funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Londonderry Rescue Squad,
P.O. Box 911, Londonderry, 05148, or to the Visiting Nurses Association,
care of Mountain Valley Medical Center, PO Box 310, Londonderry, 05148.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home in
Chester.
Joseph J. Devlin ROCKINGHAM – Joseph
J. Devlin, 72, died suddenly at his home on May 17.Mr. Devlin was born Oct.
23, 1927, in Pittston, Pa., son of John and Dora (Schutz) Devlin.He worked
as an electronic systems engineer for Whitney Blake for 30 years in
Connecticut, and for 13 years in Vermont.  Mr. Devlin was a ham radio
operator and during the Vietnam War was a coordinator for the Navy Mars. In
1985 in Bellows Falls, he was married to Susan Berglund. Survivors include
his wife of Rockingham; two sons, Joseph Devlin of Durham, Conn., and Robert
Devlin of Fort Drum, N.Y.; two daughters, Kathy Gilman of Durham and Mary
DiBernardo of Wallingford, Conn.; two brothers, John Devlin and Edward
Devlin, both of Pittston; a sister, Catherine McAndrew of Rancho Mirage,
Calif.; three grandsons; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson. He was
predeceased by three sisters, Sister Margaret Devlin, Dorothy Hankinson and
Ann Marie Klosinski. The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the
Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. Burial will follow in the
Rockingham Meeting House Cemetery. Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m.
at the funeral home. The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.
Sidney Hammond HARTLAND – Sidney N.
Hammond, 72, died May 17 at his home in Hartland.He was born Oct. 16, 1927,
in Claremont, N.H., son of Donald and Beatrice (St. John) Hammond of
Windsor.He graduated from Windsor High School and served in the U.S. Navy
Submarine Service aboard the USS Spinax from 1945 to 1948. He was a graduate
of Middlebury College and the Graduate School for English Speaking Students
in Stockholm, Sweden.  He married Clara Blodgett of Hartland in 1951.
She died in 1986. Mr. Hammond ran the family business, Vermont Concrete Pipe
in Windsor, after his father became ill. He later became general manager and
then co-owner of Miller Ready-Mix Concrete in West Lebanon, N.H., a position
he held until 1978 when the business was sold. He was a seventh generation
Vermonter and was interested in Vermont affairs and history. Following his
father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he represented Hartland, Windsor
and West Windsor in the state legislature from 1980 to 1982. Over the years,
he served as lister, selectman and justice of the peace for the town of
Hartland. He was active in the Hartland Congregational Church. He was a
16-year member of the Mount Ascutney Hospital Board of Trustees and was
involved with the Davis Home, Stoughton House, Windsor County Partners,
Windsor County Court Diversion, and Historic Windsor. He was a charter
member of the American Apitherapy Society, a board member of the National
Right to Work Committee, and a Republican. Mr. Hammond was a beekeeper for
45 years, enjoyed Civil War history, traveling, cross-country skiing and
bicycling, and studying wild foods and alternative medicine. He played the
violin and mandolin. Survivors include two sons, Andrew Hammond of
Asheville, N.C., and John Hammond of Cornish, N.H.; four daughters, Mary
Ellen Hammond of Almond, N.C., Anne Perrin of Mountain Rest, S.C., Jeanne
Larsen of Anchorage, Ala., and Barbara Hammond of Crested Butte, Colo.; 11
grandchildren; a brother, Basil Hammond of North Hartland; and two sisters,
Jacqueline Smith of Cobleskill, N.Y., and Kay-Don Rossetti of Essex
Junction. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Hartland
Congregational Church. Contributions may be made to the Mount Ascutney
Hospital, 289 County Road, Windsor, 05089.
Richard M. Spencer PORTLAND, Maine -
Richard M. “Rick” Spencer, 44, of Portland died unexpectedly May 17 at his
residence.He was born in Springfield, Vt., son of Charles Jr. and Agatha
(O’Connell) Spencer. He graduated from Springfield High School and attended
the University of Arkansas, where he was a member of the golf team.Mr.
Spencer was employed at Kaplan Vending until his death.  He was an avid
golfer. Survivors include his parents of Springfield; a daughter, Meagan
Spencer of Windham; a brother, Lawrence Spencer of Wellington Beach, Fla.;
four sisters, Roseanne Barter of Portland, Monica Gunther of Sarasota, Fla.,
Eileen Corrie of Vero Beach, Fla., and Susan Arnold of Indianapolis, Ind.
The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Burial will follow at New Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. Friends may
call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199
Woodford St., Portland. Prayers will be recited Saturday at 8:15 a.m. at the
funeral home, preceding the funeral service
May 18
 
Woodrow W. Askew Woodrow W. Askew, 85,
died May 18 at his home.He was born in St. Petersburg, Fla., Aug. 24, 1914,
son of John and Nora (Mixon) Askew.He was employed by Allan & Cory Co. in
New York.  Survivors include his stepdaughter, Sally Wandall of
Rutland; and three grandchildren, Edward Vosburg, Doreen Wandall and Colleen
Keefe, all of Rutland. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret M. (Snow)
Askew in 1996. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of
the family. Burial will be in Elmlawn Memorial Gardens in Kenmore, N.Y. The
Clifford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edward R. Willard GRAFTON – Edward
Roland Willard, 81, died May 18 at Grace Cottage Hospital.He was born in
Grafton on Aug. 15, 1918, son of Roland and Sylvia (Parker) Willard.He
attended Grafton School and graduated from Chester High School in 1935. 
He married Mildred McQuaide in Saxtons River on May 24, 1941. He was a
self-employed carpenter, restoring old homes as well as building new homes.
A lifelong resident of Grafton, Mr. Willard served as a school director and
a selectman. He also was a former chief of the Grafton Fire Department and
the Grafton Coronet Band. Survivors include his wife of 59 years; a
daughter, Judith Kenyon of Grafton; four grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Cenate of Springfield and Geraldine
Severance of Cambridgeport; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased
by a brother, Merrill, in 1991. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at
2 p.m. at Saxtons River Cemetery. The Rev. Nancy Wright of the Grafton
Congregational Church will officiate. Contributions may be made to the Grace
Cottage Hospital, care of Dr. Robert Backus, Townshend, 05353. The White
Funeral Home in Townshend is in charge of arrangements.
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