|Edith L. Clarkson
IRASBURG – Edith Laura Mason Clarkson, 83, of Irasburg, died Sept. 7, 2000, in Newport.
She was born March 23, 1917, in Lowell, Mass., the daughter of Emmanual and Nellie (Cherrier) Mason. On Jan. 31, 1936, she married Gordon Harold Clarkson.
Mrs. Clarkson was a lifelong resident of Irasburg and the Albany, N.Y., area.
She was a member of St. John De Vianney Catholic Church in Irasburg, where she taught Catechism for many years.
She is survived by a son, Harold Clarkson of Raybrook, N.Y.; three sisters, Blanche M. Verge of North Troy, N.Y., Alice Willis of Bradenton, Fla., and Olive Mason Fitzsimmons of Rutland, and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Clarkson was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Clarkson in 1992, and by a son, Tracy Clarkson in 1973.
The funeral was held Sept. 11, at St. John De Vinney Catholic Church in Irasburg, with the Rev. Thomas Bransfield officiating. Burial followed in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell, Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 431 Hurricane Lane, Williston, 05495.
Arrangements were under the direction of Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes Inc.
Sao Jung Chang
TOPSHAM – Sao Jung Chang, 90, of Troy, Mich., died Sept. 8, 2000, in Royal Oak, Mich.
She was born Feb. 24, 1910, in Hebei, China, daughter of Kwan-Hai Chang and Yin-Sih Chang.
She attended schools in China.
She was married to Tee Chien Chang on July 19, 1928, in Shen Young, China. He died in 1981.
For the past 23 years she had resided in Troy, Mich., and was formerly of Taiwan and Huntington, N.Y. The family had property in East Topsham where their family cemetery is located.
Mrs. Chang was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Troy, N.Y.
Survivors include three sons, Fu Chang of Huntington, N.Y., James W. Chang, DDS, of Troy, Mich., and Johnny N. Chang of Chicago; a daughter, Yu-Sen LeNoble of Poquot, N.Y.; a brother, Chung Yu Chang of China; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Su-Sen Ko, who died in 1989.
A graveside funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Chang Family Cemetery in East Topsham by the Rev. Omer St. Onge of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Bradford.
Contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hale Funeral Home in Bradford.
NEWPORT, N.H. – Paul Steven Royce, 36, died Sept. 10, 2000, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
He was born Jan. 1, 1964, in Bellows Falls, Vt., son of Donald and Barbara (Caswell) Royce.
He attended Hartford (Vt.) High School and worked at various restaurants in the area. He moved to Florida for a time and returned to the Upper Valley, where he has most recently lived in Newport.
Survivors include his parents, of White River Junction, Vt.; four brothers, Richard Royce of Virginia, David Royce and Darrell Royce of Tunbridge, Vt., and Russell Royce of Randolph, Vt.; a sister, Linda
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction.
Robert F. Catozzi
SCOTIA, N.Y. – Robert F. Catozzi, 84, died Sept. 12, 2000, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a long illness.
He was born in Rutland, Vt., and graduated from Rutland High School. He was also a graduate of machine vocational courses and earned his apprentice training in Burlington, Vt.
He was married to Julia DiPasquale in 1945.
Mr. Catozzi was a toolmaker and grinder for the General Electric Co. in Schenectady until his retirement in 1978.
He was in the Vermont National Guard Ambulance Corps for many years.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Glenville.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Roberta Thompson of Concord, N.H., and Diane Catozzi of Amsterdam; two brothers, Richard A. Catozzi of Colonie and Raymond E. Catozzi of Rutland; and three grandchildren.
Burial was in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Glenville.
Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church Building Fund, 45 MacArthur Drive, Scotia, 12302, Liberty Enterprises Association for the Retarded, Amsterdam, or Hospice (C-Wing) at Ellis Hospital, 1101 Nott St., Schenectady, 12308.
BENNINGTON – Jean "Bridget" Rondeau Purdy, 72, died Sept. 12, 2000, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington after
She was born Sept. 1, 1928, in North Adams, Mass., daughter of Albert and Yudoshia (Holland) Rondeau.
She graduated from Drury High School and St. Luke’s Nursing School in Pittsfield, Mass. She moved to Bennington in 1960. Prior to that she
She married Robert Purdy of Bennington on May 15, 1980.
Mrs. Purdy was employed as a registered nurse at the North Adams Regional Hospital for many years. She retired in 1989 with more than 40
She was an avid fisherwoman, fishing the Great Lakes on several occasions. She enjoyed making doll clothes and clothes for her teddy
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Burt Lucier of Pownal, Mark Lucier of North Bennington and Daniel Lucier of Ormond Beach, Fla.;
Mrs. Purdy was predeceased by two brothers, Nelson Rondeau and Buddy Rondeau.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington, by the
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Patient Resource Fund, in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home,
Patricia J. Burke
Patricia J. Burke, 70, died Sept. 13, 2000, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 19, 1930, in Rutland, daughter of Edward L. and Ellen (Cooley) Burke.
She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in 1948 and St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Brighton, Mass.
She worked in the Boston area for many years, which included St. Elizabeth Hospital, Pratt Diagnostic Hospital, Deaconess Hospital and Shattuck Hospital.
She was a member of Christ the King Church and Sodality of the Immaculate Conception.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Margaret Burke of Rutland; and several cousins.
A funeral Mass will be held Saturday at noon at Christ the King Church. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund, Convent Avenue, Rutland, 05701, or Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association, P.O. Box 787, Rutland, 05701.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Clifford Funeral Home.
Howard C. "Sonny" LaForest
CHADWICKS, N.Y. – Howard Charles "Sonny" LaForest, 76, passed away Sept. 13, 2000, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital Center in New Hartford.
He was born in Brandon, Vt., a son of the late Clyde J. and Marqueta Morris LaForest, and received his education in Chippenhook, Vt.
During World War II, Howard served his country with valor with the U.S. Army, Second Armored Division, under Gen. George S. Patton as a corporal and tank commander.
On January 21, 1945, he was married to Marion F. Doty in Bridgewater. Prior to moving to Chadwicks 15 years ago, Howard and his family resided in West Winfield. For over 30 years, he was employed by Kelsey-Hayes, retiring in 1981.
For the past 20 years, Howard enjoyed the times he spent fishing at his camp on Twitchell Lake in Big Moose. He also enjoyed hunting, gardening and reminiscing about the "old days." He especially enjoyed talking about politics and the ways of the world.
Howard was born of an era when a contract was a man’s handshake, and his word was his bond. These tenets, as well as his fierce patriotic beliefs, were given to and treasured by each generation of his family, and will be passed on to all that follow.
Though his chair may now be empty, his strength and love for his family will know no end.
Howard is survived by his beloved wife, Marion LaForest; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda J. and Robert Phillips of Holland Patent; one son and daughter-in-law, James C. and Linda LaForest of Oriskany; his daughter-in-law, Mary A. LaForest, of Vernon; two sisters, Ethel Duskiewicz of Whitesboro and Geraldine Parker of Rutland, Vt.; his aunt, Bernice Hadley, of Rutland; seven grandchildren, Clyde, Peter, Clayton, Jimmy, Scott, Eric and Kandi; five great-grandchildren, Timmy, Jack, Joshua, Hannah and Morgan. Howard was anxiously awaiting the birth of his sixth great-grandchild, Robert, who is due in October. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Howard was predeceased by two sons, Joseph H. LaForest and Clyde J. LaForest Sr.; one daughter, Virginia A. LaForest; and three sisters, Lillian DeBlois, Evelyn Burney and Ruth Mary Coutoure.
Howard’s family would like offer their thanks to Drs. Sidney Blatt, J. Kohan and Barbara DeBloise. Also a special thank you to the staff as St. Luke’s CCU and emergency department for the excellent care he received from them. A heartfelt thank you also to the paramedics and staff at Edward’s Ambulance.
Memorial contributions may be made to Willowvale Fire Department, the America Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of J. Donald Smith Funeral Home, Sauquoit.
Mildred A. Rhodes
FAIRLEE – Mildred Alice Rhodes, 93, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Brookside Nursing Home in Bradford. She had lived in Fairlee since 1952.
She was born April 3, 1907, in Bennington, the daughter of Arthur and Mildred Alice (Daley) Higgins. Mrs. Rhodes attended Thetford Center and Post Mills schools.
In 1925, she married Vernon Jewett Sr. in Chelsea. They lived in South Strafford until 1952. Mr. Jewett died in 1952 and then she married George Rhodes.
Mrs. Rhodes worked as a housekeeper, at local summer camps and at the Fairlee Diner.
She is survived by a daughter, Valisa (Pat) Roberts of Fairlee; a son, Vernon Jewett Jr. of Concord, N.H.; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Rhodes was predeceased by her two husbands; by a daughter, Valeda Colby; by five brothers, Clayton Higgins, George Allen, Wesley Allen, Frank Allen, and Raymond Allen; and two twin sisters,
There are no calling hours.
The funeral will be held Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. in the South Strafford Cemetery, with the Rev. Gail Dimick of Fairlee Community Church officiating.
Perry E. Rogers
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. – Perry Edwards Rogers, 36, died Sept. 13, 2000, at his home.
He was born Jan. 13, 1964, in Rutland, Vt., son of Robert R. Rogers and Flora Bugbee Maloney of Cambridge. The family moved to Cambridge when he was a young boy.
He was educated in the Cambridge schools.
He married Dawn R. LaFlamme on May 20, 1990.
Mr. Rogers had worked at LaFlamme’s Almost Everything Store at Lake Lauderdale and William E. Dailey Inc. in Shaftsbury, Vt., as a truck driver.
He served in the U.S. Army as a tank driver.
He was a member of the Center White Creek Church.
Mr. Perry enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife; his mother; three children, Corey Edward Rogers, Jamie Lyn Rogers and Samantha Fay Rogers, all of Cambridge; a sister, Louise Brambly of Cambridge; his stepfather, Tom Maloney of Cambridge; his maternal grandmother, Phyllis Morse of Bennington, Vt.; his paternal grandmother, Louise Poisson of Rutland, Vt.; and a stepbrother, Tim Maloney of Cropseville.
He was predeceased by a brother, Paul Scott Rogers.
The funeral service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Center White Creek Church, Center White Creek, by the Rev. Michael Morneault. Burial will follow in the Center White Creek Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ackley and Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main St., Cambridge.
Margery J. Cook
PROCTOR – Margery Jane Cook, 42, died Sept. 14, 2000, at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland.
She was born Feb. 10, 1958, in Rutland, daughter of Arthur A. and Veronica (Jones) Cook.
She attended Calvary Bible Church in Rutland.
Survivors include her father, of Proctor; four sisters, Catherine Canty of Proctor, Jeanne Ellen Cook of Hummelstown, Pa., Mary Dolan of Underhill and Sharon Louise Ronn of Rutland.
She was predeceased by her mother.
A memorial service will be held at the family’s convenience.
There will be no calling hours.
Miss Cook’s body will be donated to the University of Vermont Medical School.
Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford.
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Martin H. Parker
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Dr. Donald F. Campbell
WEYBRIDGE – Dr. Donald Fisher Campbell, 91, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.
He was born July 1, 1909, in Cranbury, N.J., the son of William John and Jennie (Bowers) Campbell.
He attended Rutgers University, the University of Vermont, Cornell University and the University of Missouri, obtaining his bachelor of science degree.
He served for two years at the Agriculture Experiment Station in New Brunswick, N.J.
Dr. Campbell obtained his master of divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Penn., in 1937, followed by a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1938, and graduate studies at Cambridge University in England from 1937 to 1938. In 1962 he received the honorary degree of doctor of divinity from Bloomfield College and Seminary. From 1938 until 1945, he served three Presbyterian churches in the Pittsburgh area. He served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford, Conn., from 1945 until his retirement in 1975.
He served the National Council of Churches in several capacities. He preached at several colleges, including the U.S. Naval Academy. He was a past moderator of the Connecticut Valley Presbytery and of the Synod of New England.
He was chairman of the Stamford-Greenwich Labor Management Citizens’ Committee, founding president of the Stamford Forum for World Affairs, and president for the Stamford Community Chest and Councils, the Interfaith Council of Stamford, and the Council for Continuing Education. Dr. Campbell served on the Human Rights Commission of Stamford, the Governor’s Commission for Economic Planning and Development for the state of Connecticut, and on the board of directors for the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and the New Canaan Country School.
Following his retirement, he and his wife, the former Charlotte Emma Morris, moved to Weybridge. Dr. Campbell has served as interim pastor in many parishes in Vermont during the last 25 years. He was a member of the Stamford Rotary Club and the Middlebury Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Campbell; three sons, the Rev. William Campbell of Circleview, Ohio, David Campbell of Medford, Mass., and D. Bruce Campbell of Rutland; five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
He was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters.
There will be no calling hours.
The funeral will be held Sept 20 at 3 p.m. at Middlebury Congregational Church, with the Rev. David Andrews, pastor, and other clergy co-officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middlebury Congregational Church, 27 North Pleasant St., Middlebury, 05753, Project Independence, 27 North Pleasant St., Middlebury, or to Porter Hospital Recreation Fund, South Street, Middlebury.
John C. Coloutti
SPRINGFIELD – John C. Coloutti, 77, died Sept. 15, 2000, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, after a long illness.
He was born in 1923, in Rutland, the son of Joseph and Antoinette (Romano) Coloutti. He graduated from Rutland High School in 1943.
He married Julia Alfano on July 4, 1953, in Rutland, and later moved to Springfield.
Mr. Coloutti worked at Al’s Cleaners and Dyers for 20 years. He retired from Jones and Lamson in 1985.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge 679 of Springfield. He enjoyed fishing, football and baseball, especially the Yankees.
Survivors include his wife of Springfield; his mother of Springfield; three daughters, Anna Marie Coloutti of Springfield, Theresa Czahor of Rutland, and Julie Ann Coloutti of Springfield; three brothers, Dominic, Anthony and Joseph Jr., all of Rutland two grandchildren; and aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 366 River St., Springfield, VT 05156.
The Eternal Flame Crematorium is in charge of arrangements.
RUTLAND – Ruth S. Farnsworth, 91, of the Meadows, died early Friday evening.
She was born in Addison, August 7, 1908 the daughter of Glenn and Stella (Clark) Torrey.
She lived in Otter Creek, Me., and moved to the Rutland area in 1974.
She was married to Harold Gee who died in 1953 and her husband James Farnsworth who died in 1992.
Surviving are a daughter; Shirley Giffin and her husband Clifford of Rutland; five grandchildren; Stephanie Bourdeau of Hyde Park, James Giffin of Montpelier, Thomas Giffin of Rutland, Susan Hammond of Teaneck, N.J., and Andrea Lister of Shelburne, Vt.; a brother; Richard Torrey of Zephyr Hills, Fla., and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by two brothers; George and Ralph and by a sister Madeline Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at the convenience of the family.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
RUTLAND – Robert F. Sharrow, 68, of Rutland died Sept. 15, 2000 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was a teacher, coach, athletic director and high school principal.
Private funeral services will be held Monday at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Rutland.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Clifford Funeral Home In Rutland.
Marvin W. Turner
PITTSFORD – Marvin Walter Turner, 73, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Rutland Regional Medical Center after a battle with cancer.
He was born April 11, 1927, in Hubbardton, the son of Thomas H. and Harriet (Smith) Turner.
Mr. Turner received his education in Pittsford schools. He married Sally Reed in 1953.
Mr. Turner was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Rutland VFW Post 648 and served as junior vice commander from 1998 to 1999. He was also a member of Brandon American Legion Post 55, Marble Valley Grange 567 in Pittsford, Killington Pomona Grange 14 and the Vermont State Grange. He served as commander of Brandon VFW Post 7231 for seven terms, was VFW District One commander and served as national aide-de-camp.
Mr. Turner is survived by his wife, Sally Turner of Pittsford; a son, Thomas Turner of Pittsford; a daughter, Kathy Kallen of Florence; a sister, Fanny Proctor of Fair Haven; four grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. in Pittsford Congregational Church. A reception for family and friends will follow the funeral. Cremation will follow in Middlebury at Green Mountain Cremation Service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Barnard Funeral Home, 3186 Route 7, Pittsford, 05763.
Winifred B. Brissette
HINSDALE, N.H. – Winifred B. Brissette, 79, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Brattleboro (Vt.) Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Brissette was born in Wardsboro, Vt., Sept. 19, 1921, the daughter of William and Daisy (Smith) Fitzpatrick.
She was raised in Wardsboro and graduated from Wilmington High School in 1939.
She worked at BookPress for 21 years, for many years at H. Margolin Handbag Manufacturers, in Brattleboro and at the Green Shutters Restaurant in Wilmington, Vt.
Mrs. Brissette was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Brattleboro Post 5 and the Graphic Arts International Union.
She enjoyed yard sales and cooking.
On June 23, 1944, she married Lawrence T. Brissette. He died in 1985.
Survivors include a sister, Daisy Rist of Brattleboro, and many nieces, nephews, grandnephews and grandnieces.
Friends may call at Atamaniuk Funeral Home in Brattleboro Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in West Wardsboro Cemetery, in West Wardsboro, Vt.
POULTNEY – Frederick Colvin, 69, of Queensbury, N.Y., died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at his home, following a long illness.
He was born May 20, 1931, in Poultney, the son of Damon F. and Beatrice (Warren) Colvin.
Mr. Colvin was a corporal in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Redeemer Reformed Presbyterian Church in Queensbury, Veterans of Foreign War Post 1653 and American Legion Post 323, both in Granville, N.Y.
Mr. Colvin enjoyed fishing, hunting and the New York Yankees.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Colvin, of Queensbury; three sons, Michael Colvin of Queensbury, Matt Colvin and Mark Colvin of Glens Falls, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Singleton-Healy Funeral Home in Queensbury.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Redeemer Reformed Presbyterian Church in Queensbury. Burial will follow in Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Warren County or Redeemer Reformed Presbyterian Church.
BENNINGTON – Mable Dunican, 77, widow of Alfred Dunican and resident of Overlea Road, died Sept. 16, 2000, at her home, after a brief illness.
She was born June 27, 1923 in Union Village, the daughter of Frank and Ida King. She attended Union Village school.
Mrs. Dunican was first married to Charles Dunican. He died in 1966. She later married Alfred Dunican. He died in 1976.
In earlier years, she worked at the former Bell Laundry in Bennington. She had lived in Newport, N.H., for several years, before returning to Bennington.
Survivors include two sons, Chester R. Parker and Anthony F. Parker Sr., both of Bennington; two sisters, Eva Santaw of Newport, N.H. and Shirley Sargent of Swanzey, N.H.; a brother, Robert King of Marlboro, N.H.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
A brother, Harry King; and four sisters, Lena Gould, Millie Garan, Sheila Walker and Doris Wheeler are deceased.
Funeral services will be private. Burial will be at the Park Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Bennington County, c/o Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Hilda M. Hill
SAXTONS RIVER – Hilda M. Hill, 82, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the McGirr Nursing Home in Bellows Falls.
She was born Aug. 14, 1918, in Charlestown, N.H., daughter of Fred H. and Grace E. (Butterfield) Roys.
She was a high school graduate and worked at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Bellows Falls for many years as an assistant physical therapist.
She was a member of St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls.
Survivors include several nieces.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold W. Hill, who died in 1998.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls by the Rev. Brian Mead.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Alliance, 1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls, 05101.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls.
Percy E. Johnson
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Percy E. Johnson, 80, died Sept. 16, 2000. He was born in Long Island, N.Y., Oct 1, 1919.
He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post and Amvets, both in Crestview, Fla.
Survivors include two sons, Steven Johnson of North Clarendon and Jere Johnson of Fairfax; a daughter, JoAnne Davis of Pensacola; three brothers, George Johnson of Long Island, N.Y., Ernie Johnson of Rhode Island and Harold Johnson of Florida; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Norma Johnson, in 1978, and by two daughters, Judith Mummert and Sandra Plasce.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Evergreen Cemetery in Lebanon, N.Y., at 11 a.m.
The Clifford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Raymond T. Richards
FAIR HAVEN – Raymond Theodore Richards, 77, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Rutland Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born on June 18, 1923, the son of John and Lydia (Davies) Richards. He was a lifelong resident of Fair Haven and a graduate of Fair Haven High School.
Mr. Richards was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engine Corporation in Hartford, Conn., during World War II. He later returned to Fair Haven and worked as a self-employed carpenter.
Mr. Richards enjoyed hunting, reading, baseball and gardening.
He is survived by a brother, William "Mac" Richards of Elmhurst, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Richards was predeceased by a sister, Marion Kennedy, and by three brothers, Weldon, Robert and Willard Richards.
There are no calling hours.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at noon at Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven, with the Rev. Marshall Hudson-Knapp, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Fair Haven.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Emergency Fund, Attn: Mrs. Mary Beth Brown, 47 West St., Fair Haven, 05743.
Richard J. Smith
SAXTONS RIVER – Richard J. Smith, 72, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in White River Junction after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Saxtons River, son of William and Cola (Torrez) Smith.
Mr. Smith attended schools in Saxtons River and Vermont Agricultural School in Randolph.
He worked for the town of Rockingham at the wastewater treatment plant in Saxtons River for 20 years, retiring in 1997.
He was also a volunteer firefighter for 35 years, serving as fire chief of Saxtons River from 1990 to 1997.
He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Kittyhawk during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He served in the military for 20 years.
Mr. Smith was a former member of the Pierce Lawton American Legion Post 37 of Bellows Falls and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Springfield.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy (Leary) Taylor Smith of Saxtons River; a son, Michael C. Taylor of Bellows Falls; four daughters, Patricia Tenney of Athens, Laura Taylor of Saxtons River, Andrea Lawlor of Springfield and Tammy Harris of Rockingham; a sister, Mary Pollard of Saxtons River; eight grandchildren; and three nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur Smith and Frederick Smith.
There will be a memorial service Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Community Christian Church in Athens with the Rev. Harold Noyes officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Community Christian Church, in care of the Rev. Harold Noyes, P.O. Box 7, Cambridgeport, 05141.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fenton and Hennessey funeral Home in Bellows Falls.
Leona B. Towne
GRANVILLE, New York – Leona B. Towne, 81, of Granville, died Sept. 16, 2000, at her home, after a long illness.
She was born Sept. 10, 1919, in South Granville, the daughter of Robert B. and Mary L. (Hills) Baldwin. She was a member of the South Granville Congregational Church.
She was married to William W. Towne. He is deceased.
Survivors include two sons, William Towne of Greenwich and David Towne of Granville; one brother, Les Baldwin of Granville; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Private services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at the Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206-2083, or to the American Cancer Society, 380A Glen St., Glens Falls, NY 12801-2994.
The Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. in Granville, N.Y. is in charge of arrangements.
Mary "Mae" Carrigan, 92, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Eden Park Nursing Home.
She was born in Brandon April 20, 1908, daughter of John and Margaret (Foley) Hennessy.
She attended Brandon schools and graduated from Bishop De Goesbriend School of Nursing in Burlington.
She was married to Martin C. Carrigan, who died in 1987.
Mrs. Carrigan was a nurse at Proctor Hospital and a co-owner of Carrigan’s Market. She was a member of the Sodality of Immaculate Conception of Christ the King Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith of Rutland; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Martin Carrigan in 1987; two sons, Martin Carrigan in 1990 and Thomas Carrigan in 1994; and a grandson, Martin J. Smith.
The funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church in Rutland. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rutland Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, P.O. Box 787, Rutland, Christ the King School, Killington Avenue, Rutland, or Eden Park Nursing Home Activities Fund, 99 Allen St., Rutland, 05701.
Marie Duplessis, 84, of Rutland died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Mountain View Center in Rutland.
She was born April 21, 1916, in Suncook, N.H., daughter of Frederick and Antonia (Fortin) St. Laurent.
She was a resident of East Hartford, Conn., before moving to Rutland in 1991.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Ahearn of Rutland; four sisters, Rita Schuenamann, Germaine Monday and Anita St. Laurent of Manchester, N.H., and Eva Evans of Texas; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church by the Rev. Andre Houle, pastor. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Church Restoration Fund, Convent Avenue, Rutland, 05701, or to Mountain View Center Activities Fund, Haywood Avenue, Rutland, 05701.
Muriel P. Hicks
MANCHESTER – Muriel Perk Hicks, 93, died at her home Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000.
She was born in East Pittsford, the daughter of Harley and Rosie (Crapo) Perkins. She graduated from Rutland High School and from Castleton Normal School. She married Alton Hicks Dec. 26, 1942.
She was an elementary school teacher in Manchester from 1927 to 1942, and worked at Thompson Press for many years.
Mrs. Hicks was a lifetime member of Eastern Star Adoniram Chapter 22 and the Monday Club. She assisted her husband in the Manchester Lions Club for many years.
She is survived by two nephews, Bruce Perkins of Manchester and Dr. Bob Perkins of South Dennis, Mass.; three nieces, Jane Perkins of West Lebanon, N.H., Phyllis Illingsworth of Amesbury, Mass., and Audrey Day of Yarmouth, Maine.
Mrs. Hicks was predeceased by three brothers, Hugh, Harris and Glen Perkins.
The funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Manchester, with the Rev. Elizabeth Fisher, pastor, officiating.
Burial of Mrs. Hicks’ cremated remains will take place privately at a later date in Factory Point Cemetery in Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Manchester Rescue Squad of Manchester Health Services in care of Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, 05255.
William L. Mason
AMESBURY, Mass. – William Lee Mason, 58, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Mariner Health Care of Merrimack Valley in Amesbury after a long illness.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt.
William H. McLellan
WEST PAWLET – William Henry McLellan, 92, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Rutland.
He was born June 20, 1908, in Fort Edward, N.Y., son of George B. and Daisy (Dunbar) McLellan.
Mr. McLellan was a farmer for the majority of his life and worked on his farm into his late 80s. He enjoyed fishing and nature.
He was predeceased by his wife, Leona McLellan, in 1975; and his brother, Raymond McLellan, in 1997.
Survivors include his son, William A. McLellan and his wife, Kathy of Berkeley Heights, N.J.; a daughter, Anne Munger and her husband, Jack, of Benson, Vt.; six grandchildren, Dr. Thomas Munger of Rochester, Minn., Daniel Munger of Benson, Vt.; Kathy Murphy of South Easton Mass., William J. McLellan of Corning, N.Y., Elizabeth Gosselin of Westford, Mass., and Heather McLellan of Burke, Va.; eight great-grandchildren, Rachel, Clark, Vanessa and George Munger of Rochester, Minn; Elise, Grace and Emma Gosselin of Westford, Mass., and William P. McLellan of Corning, N.Y.; a sister, Evelyn Monahan; and one brother, Harold McLellan; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Frances Cabrini Church in West Pawlet. The Rite of Committal will be in Mountainview Cemetery, West Pawlet. Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, N.Y.
Judith F. Panoushek
HAMPTON, N.Y. – Judith Fay Panoushek, 58, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt.
She was born Nov. 23, 1941, in Kingsbury, daughter of Truman and Anna (Battles) Ballard.
She was employed as a licensed practical nurse at the Indian River Nursing Home in Granville for 27 years.
She was a member of the Modern Woodman of America.
She enjoyed bowling.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Russell P. Panoushek; three sons, Russell P. Panoushek Jr. and Matthew T. Panoushek, both of Hampton, and Randy M. Panoushek of Pawlet, Vt.; a daughter, Janet Panoushek of Raceville; four brothers, James Ballard of North Granville, Walter Ballard of Hartford, Edwin Ballard of Middle Granville and John Ballard of Comstock; four sisters, Frances Falko of Rutland, Vt., Joan Rockwell of Hartford, Joyce Beebe of Hebron and Ernestine Ballard of Granville; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, with the Rev. Arthur Ritchie officiating.
A reception will follow the service at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Granville.
Calling hours will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Poultney Rescue Squad, Church Street, Poultney, Vt., 05764, or the Rutland Dialysis Unit, 160 Allen St., Rutland, Vt., 05701.
Hazel E. Boudrieau
WALPOLE, N.H. – Hazel E. Boudrieau, 83, died Sept. 18, 2000, at her home.
She was born Dec. 29, 1916, in Springfield, Vt., daughter of Clarence and Melvina (Wilson) Cleveland.
She attended school in South Charlestown.
She was married to Peter Boudrieau on June 7, 1936, in Walpole. He died in 1989.
Mrs. Boudrieau did housekeeping in the Walpole area for many years.
She and her husband were life members of the North American Family Campers Association.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathaleen Rogers of Memphis, Tenn.; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, Vt. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Hospice at HCS, 691 Island St., P.O. Box 564, Keene, 03431.
Alice R. Trepanier
LEBANON, N.H. – Alice R. Trepanier, 85, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
She was born Sept. 2, 1915, in Tinmouth, Vt., daughter of Julio and Etta (Stevens) Adams.
She attended Tinmouth schools .
She had lived in the Upper Valley for most of her life and was married to Arthur Trepanier, who died in 1987.
She had been employed in the area as a spinner at the former Baltic Mills, and as a cook at the Four Acres Restaurant.
She enjoyed crocheting, flowers and gardening.
Survivors include a daughter, Eva Tucker of Vero Beach, Fla.; a brother, Robert Adams of Alabama; a sister, Elizabeth Kelley of Castleton, Vt.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home, 56 School St., Lebanon, by the Rev. John Crilley. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Enfield.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions in lieu of flowers, may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, 03101-2244.
Terrance L. Colford
BOMOSEEN – Terrance Leroy Colford, 48, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at his home after a brief battle with cancer.
He was born April 30, 1952, in Adams, Mass., son of Leroy and Jean (Scott) Colford.
He attended school in Readsboro and later earned his GED certificate.
Mr. Colford was employed as a tractor-trailer driver for several years, most recently for the Land Air Express Trucking Co. at its Windsor terminal. He retired due to his illness.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Survivors include a daughter, Heidi Bidgood of Rutland; a son, Shane Colford of Rutland; a sister, Kelly Layton of Bomoseen; a brother, Mark Colford of Jacksonville; five grandsons; several nieces and nephews; and four great-nephews.
He was predeceased by his father; his mother, who died Sept. 2, 2000; and his wife, Glenda (Allen) Colford, who died in 1987.
The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Renewed Life in Jesus Church in Chester by Pastor Rick Blaisdell. Burial will follow in Ascutneyville Cemetery in Weathersfield.
Calling hours will be held today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Durfee Funeral Home, 119 N. Main St., Fair Haven.
Contributions may be made to the Renewed Life in Jesus Church, P.O. Box 352, Chester, 05143
Bert J. Drozd
Bert J. Drozd, 80, of Rutland died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at his home.
He was born June 4, 1920, in West Rutland, son of Anthony and Mary (Sutowski) Drozd.
Mr. Drozd was married to Grace LaPlaca on Nov. 30, 1946. She died in 1999.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in the European Theater of Operations.
He was a member of American Legion Post 31 in Rutland and Christ the King Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Bernice Webster of Rutland and Adaline Pardus of Virginia Beach, Va.; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Church in Rutland. Burial will follow in St. Bridget’s Cemetery in West Rutland.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, P.O. Box 787, Rutland, 05701.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Clifford Funeral Home.
Sheila K. Dunleavy
SOUTH BURLINGTON – Sheila K. Dunleavy, 77, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at her home as a result of breast cancer.
She was born March 12, 1923, in Bennington, daughter of Thomas B. and Celia (Conneely) Kenny.
She attended public and parochial schools in Bennington and graduated from the former Bennington High School in 1941. She graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1945.
She was married to John J. Dunleavy of Barre on Sept. 2, 1950, in Bennington. They moved in 1953 to Burlington, where they lived until moving to South Burlington in 1990.
Mrs. Dunleavy worked as a registered nurse in New York City and in Vermont from 1961 to 1984, and she operated Sheila’s Uniform Shop in Burlington.
She was a member of the Cathedral Parish in Burlington, where she formerly served as a member of the parish council, and St. John Vianny Parish in South Burlington.
Survivors include a son, John K. Dunleavy of South Burlington; a daughter, Maggie D. Dechant of LaCrosse, Kan.; two sisters, Margaret M. Kenny of South Burlington and Brigid Eileen Gleason of Scituate, Mass.; two brothers, James C. Kenny of Charlotte and John P. Kenny of Santa Fe, N.M.; three grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, who died on April 24, 2000; and a brother, Thomas A Kenny.
A funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John Vianny Catholic Church in South Burlington by the Rev. John Hamilton. Burial will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to VNA Home Care Program, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, 05446.