February 2001 Funerals
|BURLINGTON — DUPRAT, Ernest R. — A Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, February 5, 2001 at 11:00
a.m. in St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Hornat
SSE officiating. Concelebrants were the Rev. Raymond Doherty SSE and the
Rev. Brian Cummings SSE. The Readings were proclaimed by Katie O’Neil
and Amy Molina. The eulogy was offered by his daughter, Sue Duprat.
Attending were several faculty, staff, and members of the girls
basketball team from St. Michael’s College. Interment followed in Mount
Calvary Cemetery Annex with the Father Hornat and Father Cummings
reading committal prayers. Bearers were Dave Landers, Zaf Bludevich,
Sarah Ferland, Sean O’Neil, Dave Poquette, and Mike Hansen. Arrangements
were by the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd.
|ESSEX JUNCTION — STECH, Bruce Anthony A
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, February 5, 2001 at
11:00 a.m. in the St. Stephens Catholic Church in Winooski with Rev.
Benedict Kiely officiating. The Readings were proclaimed by Raymond
Villemaire. Poems were shared with the many in attendance by Bruce’s
daughter Rebecca and friend, Stillman Bond. Among the family and friends
attending were delegations of faculty and students from Rice Memorial
High School and the Colchester Police Department. The music was
performed by Celia Kenyon Asbell and bagpiper Tom Kirkpatrick.
Internment followed in St. Stephens Cemetery in Colchester with Father
Kiely offering committal prayers. Arrangements were by the LaVigne
Funeral Home, Winooski, VT
|ESSEX JUNCTION — ADAMS, Eleanor Adams —
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at
11:00 a.m. in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul F.
St. James, celebrant, assisted by Leo Beauregard. Readings were offered
by Rex Sheperd., Mrs. Adams’ son-in-law. Organist was Yvette Tatro with
musical selections sung by members of the choir. Mrs. Adams’ daughter,
June Sheperd, played the piano and sang hymns her mother had selected.
June also shared fond memories and reflections of her mother. Burial
will take place in Resurrection Park Cemetery in the spring. Bearers
were nephews of Mrs. Adams, Scott Wheel and Larry Therrien. Attending
the service were parishioners of St. Lawrence and St. Anthony’s
employees of FAHC, DeGoesbriand Nurses Alumni, representatives of
Converse Home and neighbors. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant
St., Essex Junction, is in charge of arrangements.
|BURLINGTON — CHARRON, George F. — A
largely attended Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, Feb. 9,
2001, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral with the Rev. Stephen
Hornat, S.S.E., officiating. Concelebrants were the Rev. Raymond
Doherty, S.S.E., the Rev. Bernard Gaudreau, the Rev. Benedict Kiely, and
the Rev. Roger Charboneau. The pall was placed on his casket by his
godchild, Jody Sterling, and close friend Colette Desautels. The
crucifix was placed on his casket by his son, Jeffrey Charron. His
guitar was placed on the altar by his son, Timothy Charron. The readings
were proclaimed by his brother, Russell, and close friend Eleanor
Vincent. The petitions were read by his cousin, Alan Charron. The
offertory gifts were presented by his children, Mark Charron, Jean
Benoit and Denise Haggerty, and grandchildren Meghan Charron and Kyle
Charron. Words of remembrance were offered by his wife, Christine (Fitzsimons)
Charron. Music was provided by the St. John Vianney Folk Group, and a
selection of music was sung by George on tape. Attending were many
relatives, friends and neighbors, former co-workers from IBM,
parishioners of St. Joseph’s and the Catholic community, and Sisters of
Mercy. Interment followed in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South
Burlington with Father Gaudreau and Father Hornat offering committal
prayers. Church bearers were Thomas Maguire, Edward Desautels, Fred
Dusablon, Roger Vachereau, and John Vincent, all close friends; and
nephew Robert Charron. Cemetery bearers were his sons, Mark, Jeffrey,
and Timothy; sons-in-law Steven Benoit and Michael Haggerty, and close
friend Richard Savage. Arrangements were by the Ready Funeral Home South
Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road.
|SOUTH BURLINGTON — WEST, Diane Hope — A
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at 10:00
a.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. John
Hamilton officiating. The readers were Jodie West and Stacey Carpenter.
The offertory gifts were presented by Kammy Barish, Tammy Pidgeon, Jamie
Rumor, Stacey Carpenter, and Cory Terry. The eulogist was Hope Piche.
Attending were many relatives, friends and parishioners of the St. John
Vianney family. Burial followed in Resurrection Park Cemetery with
Father Hamilton offering committal prayers. Bearers were Mike Robbins,
Jim Terry, Ken Pidgeon, Jason Pidgeon, Shawn West and Jerry Bates.
Arrangements were by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne
|MIDDLEBURY — HORNBECK, Marie — The
Memorial Service for Marie L. Hornbeck, 83 who passed away Tuesday
February 7, 2001 at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury, was held on
Monday February 12, at 11:00 a.m. in the Middlebury United Methodist
Church. Officiant was the Rev. Richard Neal, Pastor. Words of
rememberance were given by Lucy Pellegrini. The organist was Kevin
Parizo. Arrangements were under the care of Sanderson Funeral Service,
|BRIDPORT — BARNES, Helen Sollace — The
memorial service for Helen Sollace Barnes, age 90, who passed away
Tuesday, February 13, 2001 in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury,
will be held Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bridport
Congregational Church. The Rev. Tim Franklin, Pastor, will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Town Line First response, P.O. Box
82, Bridport, VT 05734, or to the Bridport Congregational Church, P.O.
Box 55, Bridport, VT 05734. Arrangements are under the care of Sanderson
Funeral Service, Middlebury
JUNCTION — MASLACK, Joseph P. — A Mass of Christian Burial was
celebrated Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in St. Lawrence Catholic Church in
Essex Junction with the Rev. Thomas Moser, celebrant, assisted by altar
server Leo Beauregard. Music was provided by organist Celia Asbell and
guitarist Ken Kretzer. Readings were proclaimed by his daughter, Gail
Bates and granddaughter Kristin Maslack. Granddaughter Stephanie Maslack,
soloist, and her father, Michael Maslack, organist, performed
""When All Is Said and Done.” Remembrances were shared by son
Michael Maslack. Final songs, ""I Love You, Lord,”
""Refuge” and ""Create In Me A Clean Heart” were
performed by Michael Maslack and Ken Kretzer. Bearers were Fred Maslack,
Greg Maslack, Ron Belair, Ronald Chaffee, Richard Chaffee Jr., and
Richard Lunderville. Representatives attending the service were from
IBM, members of St. Lawrence parish, and many friends, relatives and
neighbors. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex
Junction, is in charge of arrangements.
|TARPON SPRINGS, Fla./COLCHESTER — BARRETT,
Maj. Gen. Edwin C. ""Chad” — Funeral services were held
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. in the Corbin and Palmer Funeral
Chapel in Burlington with Chaplain Charles Purinton conducting the
service. Words of remembrance were shared by friend and guard member Bob
Picher. Burial followed in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington with full
military honors. The flag was presented to son Bill Barrett by General
Rainville. Bearers were Ned O’Brien, Dick Schillhammer, Jim Barrett, Don
Bourgue, Bob Picher, and John Kubin. Representatives attending the
service were from Vermont National Guard, Elks Club and Ethan Allen
|WINOOSKI — MYERS, Doris M. (Poirier) — A
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at
11:00 a.m. in St. Stephen Catholic Church in Winooski with the Rev.
Benedict Kiely officiating. Altar servers were Raymond Villemaire and
Jeff Buehner. Music was provided by Lucille Dupont. An honor guard was
presented by members of the Daughters of Isabella. Interment followed in
St. Francis Xavier Cemetery with Father Kiely offering committal
prayers. Bearers were Doris’ son, Ronald ""Red” Myers; her
grandson, Kyle Myers; nephew Raymond Myers, and James Campanella, Joseph
Eddy, Kevin Lavalley, and Jeremy Williams. Arrangements were by the
Lavigne Funeral Home, Winooski
|COLCHESTER — PAQUETTE, Brian S. — A Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, in Our Lady of
Grace Catholic Church in Colchester with the Rev. Jay Haskin
officiating. The readings were proclaimed by Duane Crowley. Music was
provided by Leona Kriesel and Our Lady of Grace choir. Among the many
family members and friends in attendance was a large delegation from
Dynapower Corporation. Interment followed in Resurrection Park Cemetery
in South Burlington with Father Haskin offering committal prayers.
Bearers were Richard Rushford, David Pontbriand, Dan Pontbriand, Kevin
Pontbriand, Steven Pontbriand and Mark Quintin. Arrangements were made
by the LaVigne Funeral Home, Winooski.
|BURLINGTON/RUTLAND — ATCHISON, Weston W.
— A graveside service will be held in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington
at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, for Weston W. Atchison, a longtime
resident of Burlington who died in Rutland on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001. In
lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Vermont Chapter of
the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 488, Williston, VT 05495.
Arrangements are by Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, Burlington.
|BURLINGTON — BESSETTE, Jeanne Marie A
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 20,
2001 in the Chapel of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with Jeanne’s son, the
Reverend Conrad A. Bessette as the principal celebrant. Rev. John
Hamilton and Rev. Peter Rousseau were concelebrants. Also present were
The Most Reverend Bishop Kenneth A. Angell, Rev. Walter Miller, Rev.
Ronald Benoit, Rev. Roger Charbonneau, Rev. Francis Connor, Rev. Charles
Davignon, Rev. Richard Lavalley, Rev. Gerry LeClerc, Rev. Roland Rivard,
and Rev. Paul St. James. The pall was placed on the casket by Jeanne’s
brother, Clement Alarie and her sister, Helen Martell. Helen also placed
the crucifix on the casket. The readings were done by Mark Daley and
Karen Halpin, close family friends. The gifts were brought to the altar
by Helen Martell, and Jeanne’s niece and nephew, Cynthia Flower and
Daniel Martell. Representatives were present from the Sisters of Mercy,
the Religious Hospitalers of St. Joseph; and the Sisters of Providence.
The music of the liturgy was presented by Mary O’Kane. The final
commendation was given by Bishop Angell. Interment followed in New Mt.
Calvary Cemetery with Father Bessette reading the committal prayers,
assisted by Father Hamilton. Bearers were Jeanne’s nephew, Gary Alarie,
and friends, Dr. Kelvis Kadiqi, Koci Dini, Leo Yandow, Richard Kieslich
and Sumner Cohen. Arrangements were by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral
|BURLINGTON — WHITEHOUSE, Arnold J. — A
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, February 21, 2001
at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral Chapel with the Rev. Stephen
Hornat SSE officiating. Music was provided by Michelle Morin. Attending
were many relatives, friends, neighbors, representatives from
Resolutions, Bouyea-Fassetts, and Pizza Hut. Burial will take place in
Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery, Colchester in the spring. Bearers were Eugene
Spencer, Darren Martin, Joseph Taylor, Steven Bessette, Andrew Bessette
and Paul Whitehouse, all nephews; Wilfred Desilets and James Jenot,
close friends. Arrangements were by the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain
View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive,Essex Junction.
|SOUTH BURLINGTON — VAN SLEET, Doris L. —
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in the
Cathedral Church of St. Paul with the very Rev. Kenneth W. Poppe, dean,
presiding. Assisting were Subdeacon Maggie Grinnell and Subdeacon Paul
Carling. Ushers were Hugh and Ruth Moore. Readings were proclaimed by
JoAnn Moore. In attendance were many relatives, friends and members of
St. Paul’s Cathedral. Music was provided by organist Mark Howe, Canon
Precentor. Interment followed in Lakeview Cemetery with the Rev. Poppe
offering committal prayers. Bearers were Scott Rochefort, Nancy
Rochefort, Jessica Barber, Katie Barber, John Kochan, and Paul Van
Sleet. Arrangements were by Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, Burlington.
|BURLINGTON — RABIDOUX, George H. A Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at
10:00 a.m. in the St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral Chapel in Burlington with
Rev. Stephen W. Hornat, S.S.E. officiating. The Readings were proclaimed
by Michael Summa and Richard Weaver. The Offertory Gifts were presented
by George’s great-grandchildren, Zach Weaver, Charlie, Audrey and Jack
Callahan. The music was by Celeste Hahn and Michele Morin. Interment
followed in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski with Father
Hornat offering committal prayers. Bearers were, Michael Summa, Richard
Weaver, Ron Callahan and Lucien Thibault. Arrangements were by the
LaVinge Funeral Home, Winooski, VT.
|WINOOSKI — GAMELIN, Monica (Dorey) — A
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at
10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski with the
Rev. Richard Laval- ley officiating. The readings were proclaimed by
James P. Conley. words of remembrance were shared by Father Lavalley on
behalf of Monica’s family with the many in attendance. Music was
provided by Lucille Dupont. Interment followed in St. Stephen’s Cemetery
in Colchester with Father Lavalley offering committal prayers. Bearers
were John O’Brien, William O’Brien, Jay O’Brien, John Mancini, Peter
Minotti, and Tom Farrell. Arrangements were by the LaVigne Funeral Home,