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December 23, 2006

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SHERIDAN (SARTY) ALONZO RUTLAND/KILLINGTON
— Sheridan (Sarty) Alozo, an Eagle-Vail woman and Vail ski instructor,
died Saturday from complications of a rare, but often fatal, respiratory
infection. According to friends, Sheridan Alonzo, 29, checked into the
hospital Jan. 30, when flu-like symptoms turned into pneumonia. Two days
later, she was transferred to Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver,
battling acute respiratory distress syndrome–a syndrome that causes the
lungs to swell up and frequently shuts off the oxygen flow to other vital
organs. Alonzo died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the hospital. An Eagle
Valley resident for more than eight years, Alonzo is survived by her
husband, Dave; and their two children, Harrison, 5, and Kate, who just
turned one year old. Kathleen Cope, a friend of the family, described
Alonzo as a loving mother, a gifted writer and intelligent.
""She was very smart and very interested in politics and world
events,” Cope said. ""Harrison is so smart, he already reads. I
attribute a lot of that to her.” Cope said Alonzo met Dave almost 10
years ago while both were teaching at the Killington Tennis School in
Vermont. A Vermont native, Alonzo moved to Colorado soon after with Dave
and finished her bachelor’s degree in political science at the University
of Denver. They moved to Vail about eight years ago, and the two were
married in July 1995. ""We just did so much together,” Cope
recalled. ""We bought our wedding dresses together.” Alonzo
obtained her teaching certificate in elementary education and was a
substitute teacher for several Eagle County schools, Cope said. In
addition to teaching, Alonzo also volunteered for the ABC School, where
her son goes to school, and also won second place in an essay contest
sponsored by a local bookstore, The Bookworm. Alonzo has a brother, Shane,
who lives in New York, and a mother, Mary, who lives in Santa Fe., N.M.
Mary Randall, another family friend, credits Alonzo with introducing her
to new friends when Randall moved to Vail in 1997. ""She was the
brightest star in this community,” Randall said. ""She was a
friend to so many people and, really, I think the glue that held so many
friendships together.” Randall called her friend ""incredibly
wise and insightful for someone her age.” Both friends said they were
still shocked about Alonzo’s unexpected death. ARDS, formerly called adult
respiratory distress syndrome, can affect people of all ages, said Fran
Piedalue, the University of Colorado’s clinical coordinator for
respiratory care. ARDS frequently accompanies a trauma or already present
infection, such as pneumonia. But it can even happen when someone inhales
food, vomit or water. ""It’s just something that gets into the
lung and then causes it to go into shock,” Piedalue said. While not
common, ARDS occurs frequently enough that in 1992 the National Institute
of Health began supporting 10 research centers across the country to study
the disease. The University of Colorado is one of those research centers.
Come people survive ARDS and their lungs completely recover. Other
survivors continue to suffer side effects. Nearly 50 percent of people
afflicted with ARDS die every year, Piedaulue said. Because the lungs are
full of fluid, it cuts off oxygen to vital organs, such as kidneys and the
liver, Piedalue said. In other cases, the disease causes such a massive
infection that it breaks down a person’s immune system. Muppets’ creator
Jim Henson died of complications of ARDS, Piedalue said. Piedalue said
researchers do not know what causes ARDS. Most people who get the flu or
even pneumonia are not afflicted with the infection. But early
intervention of any lung infection is the best way to prevent it, Piedalue
said. Memorial services for Alonzo are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday,
in Beaver Creek Chapel. A reception, which will be announced at the
service, will follow, Cope said. In lieu of flowers, people are asked to
donate to the Sheridan Alonzo Family Fund. Donations may be made at any
FirstBank. Proceeds will go into an education trust for Alonzo’s children.
EUGENE ALANSON ""ALAN” BADGER WAITSFIELD/MIDDLEBURY — Eugene Alanson ""Alan” Badger, 49, died Thursday in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Newburgh, N.Y., on Oct. 20, 1951, a son of Eugene E. and Marie (Miller) Badger. He received his education in New York schools. Mr. Badger owned and operated J.J.’s Pub in Waitsfield before moving to Middlebury in 1990. While in Middlebury, he operated J.J.’s Restaurant on Bakery Lane and later worked as a chef in the Crest Room at Middlebury College. He is survived by his sons, Ryan and Eric Badger, both of Waitsfield; his sister, Anne Waddell of Fort Pierce, Fla.; his cousins, Mark Storie of North Carolina, James Storie of West Virginia, Susie Ward, and Gay Gillespie of Pensacola, Fla; his close friends, Steve and Jan Salsman of North Ferrisburg and Diana Vande Velde of Middlebury. A special thank you to Dr. Paul Unger, the Oncology team at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Maura McClure of Addison County Home Health, Catherine Studley of Addison County Hospice, and all the volunteers of Hospice. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Addison County Home Health Agency, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753; or Addison County Hospice, P.O. Box 772, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Sanderson Funeral Service is in care of arrangements.
DAVID G. BAKER RUTLAND — David G. Baker, 56, of Rutland, died early Monday morning in Fletcher Allen Health Care Center in Burlington. He was born in Springfield, Mass. October 28, 1943, the son of Joseph and Eileen (Sullivan) Baker. Mr. Baker was a graduate of Canterbury High School in New Milford, Conn., class of 1961, and a 1965 graduate of the University of Vermont. He was president of Baker Distributing Corporation in Rutland. Mr. Baker was a member of St. Bridget’s Church in West Rutland, Rutland Country Club, Rutland Elks Lodge #345, and National Beer Wholesalers. Surviving are his wife, Patricia (Keller) Baker; a son, David G. Baker, Jr., of Williston; a daughter, Kimberly Baker Durfee of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; a brother, Joseph M. Baker of Rutland; 2 sisters, Frances Houser of East Longmeadow, Mass., and Martha Baker of Williamsburg, Mass.; 5 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Bridget’s Church in West Rutland. Officiating will be the Rev. Raymond Giroux, pastor. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland. Friends may call in the Clifford Funeral Home, 2 Washington Street, Rutland on Wednesday from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Open Door Missions, 31 Park Street, Rutland or Mount St. Joseph Academy Development Fund, 127 Convent Avenue, Rutland.
BURLINGTON — BARNIER, Reginald T. — A
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father John Feltz in St. Mark
Church on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. The pall was placed by his children,
David, Stephen and Kevin Barnier and Dawn Therrien. The readings were
proclaimed by Jennifer LaFountain, and the gifts were presented by Catie
and Jo-Ann Barnier and Arthur Therrien. Special memories of their
grandfather were shared by Ashley and Kery Barnier and Nick and Ben
Therrien. Delegations were present from The Lane Press, Milton Dental
Associates, G.I. Plastax, Klinger’s and Goss Tire Co. Interment followed
in New Mount Calvary Cemetery with Father Feltz conducting the committal
service. Bearers were Scott Hurtchins, Steven Wood, Paul Godin, Bruce
Bergeron, Tom Keefe, and John Smith. Arrangements were by Elmwood-Meunier
Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — BELLMAN, Katherine (Riordan) — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church with His Excellency, Most Rev. Kenneth A. Angell, D.D., bishop of Burlington, presiding. Father Walter Miller was master of ceremonies and a concelebrant. The principal celebrant was Father John Hamilton along with concelebrants Fathers Wendell Serrells, Bernard Dapeaux, Gerald Bombardier and Richard LaValley. Father Hamilton gave an inspiring homily, and Diana Eide, granddaughter-in-law, delivered a truly heartfelt eulogy The gifts were presented by great-grandchildren Kelsi and Brendan Goodall and Christopher L. Eide; and granddaughter Robin Goodall, who also carried the roses. Bearers were Christopher Eide, grandson, and Richard Goodall, grandson-in-law. Delegations were present from The Bishop Brady Center and Country Park Apartments along with a host of friends. Interment followed in Resurrection Park Cemetery with Father Hamilton conducting the committal service. Arrangements were in the care of Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, Burlington.
HAROLD BERNHARD BENSEN SOUTH BURLINGTON — Harold Bernhard Bensen was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 31, 1922, son of Anna (Backie) and Bernhard Bensen. He was married to Eleanor Brugge on Nov. 23, 1943 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a World War II Veteran of the Navy having served in the European Theater of Operations from 1942 to 1946 when he received an Honorable Discharge. He received his training at Rensselaer Polit. Institute in Troy, N.Y., and Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. He first moved to Montpelier, then Westminster in the late 40’s. After being transferred as a Manager of the Hartford, (Conn.) Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. all over New England, the family returned to Vermont to stay in 1957. He had a great love of Vermont. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; his son, Rev. Dr. Craig Bensen and his wife, Deborah, of Cambridge; his daughter, Charlene Sundheim and her husband, Robert of Claverack, N.Y.; his son Clark Bensen, ESQ. and his wife, Cynthia, of Lake Ridge, Virginia.; six grandchildren, Benjamin Bensen of Englewood, Colorado, Amanda Bensen of Cambridge, Meredith and Stafford Bensen of Lake Ridge, Va., and Amy and Catherine Sundheim of Claverack, N.Y.; two sisters, Gloria and her husband, James Jacobsen, of Whiting, New Jersey and Marilyn and William Secor of Champaign, Illinois; and one uncle, Walter Backie fo St. Paul, Minnesota. He served as a Justice of the Peace and Board of Civil Authority for the City of So. Burlington for several years, as Member and Chairman of So. Burlington School Board 1962-1965, a member of the Real Estate Commision for 5 years, was a former Chairman of So. Burlington Republican Committee, Member, Small Business Advisory Council, Board of Governors MCHV – 2 terms, Director, YMCA – several years, Co-President of UVM Family Associates – 2 terms, was a Charter Member & Past President of the So. Burlington Kiwanis Club; President, Chittenden County Board of Realtors – 1959, President of Vermont Association of Realtors 1963-1965; Director, National Association of Realtors for 18 years; Reg. V.P. National Association of Realtors – 1979. In 1975, he received a Special Realtor Honor as being the first Vermonter to win CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) by the Realtors National Marketing Institute of the National Association of Realtors. He was the owner and President of Hal Bensen, Realtor since 1969 and more recently of Bensen Development. He had resided at Starr Farm Nursing Center for the past year after being ill for several years. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2000 at 10 a.m. at the North Avenue Alliance Church. Interment will follow in Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery, C/O Vermont Veterans Affairs, 120 State Street, Montpelier, Vt 05620. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2000 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
COLCHESTER — BLONDIN, Richard T., Sr. — A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Roger Charbonneau officiating. The crucifix was placed on the casket by Dick’s wife, Shirley. The readings were done by his sister, Shirley Wannemacher and Lucille Greenough, a family friend. The gifts were brought to the altar by Dick’s granddaughters, Jessica and Christa Maynard, and Elycia and Brittany Blondin. A eulogy was given by Rick Blondin, Dick’s son. A special solo was sung by Tammy Fletcher. Representatives were present from Huber and Suhner and Bell Atlantic. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, with Father Charbonneau reading committal prayers. The bearers were: Dick’s sons, Rick and Tom Blondin; his nephews, Kevin Blondin and Rick Lucia; his son-in-law, Daniel Maynard, and Eric Gauthier, Glenn O’Brien, and Brad Wright, family friends. Robert Blondin, Dick’s brother, Floyd Thayer, Dick Lucia, and John Martin, Dick’s close friends, were honorary bearers. Arrangements were by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
Joseph R. Breton

BELLOWS FALLS – Joseph R. Breton, 40, formerly of North Attleboro, Mass., died at his home after a battle with cancer.

He was born May 25, 1960, in Milford, Mass., son of Joseph A. and Gretchen (Hurd) Breton.

He attended schools in Franklin, Mass.

On Dec. 12, 1981, he married Lynne Pierson in Providence, R.I.

Mr. Breton worked as a programmer and machinist at Woodland Tool in Rockingham.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bellows Falls.

He enjoyed hiking and his motorcycle.

Survivors include his wife of Bellows Falls; two sons, Christopher Breton and David Breton of Bellows Falls; three brothers, Leo Breton of California, Rodney Breton and George Breton of Massachusetts; four sisters, Sandra Konis, Susan Farrar and Geraldine Lynch of Massachusetts, and Nancy Little of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bellows Falls by the Rev. Charles Friedman. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Bellows Falls.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Springfield Hospital Oncology Clinic, Springfield, 05156 or to the Visiting Nurses Association, 1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls, 05101

ROBERT BRIGHAM WALLINGFORD — Funeral
services for Robert H. Brigham, 79, of Wallingford, who died Thursday at
his home, will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Wallingford
Congregational Church. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Jericho
at a later date. He was a graduate of Jericho High School and the
University of Vermont. He was employed as a soil conservationist with
U.S.D.A. in Caledonia, Orleans and Windham counties. Surviving are his
wife, Polly Smith Brigham; one daughter, Kelly McMillan; three sons,
Robert, Peter, and David Brigham; and nine grandchildren. Arrangements are
under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home, Rutland.
ELSIE DAVIS BRISSON SHOREHAM — Elsie
Davis Brisson, age 101, died Sunday morning, at her home in Shoreham. Mrs.
Brisson was born in Ticonderoga, N.Y. on March 25, 1899. She was the
daughter of Sherman & Alice (DuRoss) Davis. December 25, 1919 she
married Henry J. Brisson. Mr. Brisson died in 1935. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Genevieve
Catholic Church in Shoreham. The Rev. Robert McKnight, Pastor will be the
celebrant. A graveside committal service and burial will follow in the
family lot, at St. Genevieve Cemetery in Shoreham. There are no public
calling hours. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory
to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT
05733. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham
Funeral Home in Brandon.
ST. ALBANS — BRONSON, Raymond W. ”Joe’
— Funeral services for Raymond W. Bronson who died on September 17, 2000
were helf on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church
with the Reverend Reonidas Laroche celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial.
Seated in the Sanctuary was the Reverend Dennis Hayward, Rector of St.
Luke’s Episcopal Church and Chaplain of Green Mountain Post #1, American
Legion. Father Hayward offered a eulogy and assisted with the committal
service. Serving on the Altar were Robert LeClair and Richard Brandt.
Music was by Claire Hungerford. Ushers were Paul Fredette and Robert
Cioffi. The crucifix from within the casket was placed upon the pall by
Joe’s daughter, Linda Wilson. The gifts were presented at the Altar by
grandsons, Kyle Bronson and Hale Bronson. Scriptures were proclaimed by
Joe’s granddaughter, Sara Cioffi and Family friend Richard Pigeon. Words
of remembrance were spoken and a poem was recited by fellow Legionnaire
and close personal friend, Tom O’Brien, who ended the words of ”TAPS”.
The funeral cortege was escorted to the church by the St. Albans Police
Department. A large Honor Guard was formed at the entrance of the church
by members of the Vertens Organizations. Casketbearers were family
friends, Stephen Thomas and Dr. William Cioffi, Jr. and from the American
Legion Color Guard, Michael Biggie, Stanley White, Michael O’Dell and
Raymond LeGrand. Delegations in attendance represented the Veterens
Organizations and their Auxiliary, Franklin County International
Figerfighters Association, Fire Departments from Milton, St. Albans City
and Town and Georgia, Georgia First Response Squad, Postal Employees and
Postmasters from many Vermont Post Offices, Massachusetts and New York
Postal Services, St. Albans City Staff and Officials, Peoples Trust Co.,
A. N. Deringer, Inc., Bob Cioffi Real Estate, Dr. Frank Zsoldos, Senator
George Costes, VT Gymnastics Academy, Joe Montcalm Real Estate, St. Albans
Lodge #1566, BPOE, National Association of Retired Federal Employees,
Franklin County Home Health Agency and Hospice, Vermont District and
Family Court, Cypress Vermont Design Center, Amcare Ambulance, Mylan
Technologies, Inc., International Business Machines, Central VT Public
Service Corp., and Operation Happiness. Joe’s family would like to thank
Dr. Frank Zsoldos, Dr. Robert Sofferman, Dr. Steven Grunberg, his nurse,
Sandy, Dr. Deborah Rubin, and Marty Lemnah for their kindness and
exceptional care during his illness. Interment followed in the Bronson
family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery with Father Laroche and Father Hayward
offering committal prayers. Full military honors were accorded the
retired, decorated veteran of the Korean Conflict by Headquarters, Vermont
Army National Guard from Camp Johnson. The American Flag which draped the
casket of the deceased was folded by SFC Tom Roberts and SSGT John
Boardman and presented to Raymond’s wife, Nancy, by CW2 Scott Beaulieu.
TAPS was sounded by bugler, SFC Michael McGovern. A bereavement luncheon
was then served at the Parish Center by the Bereavement Committee of the
church. A vigil was posted beside the casket throughout the visitation at
the funeral home on Wednesday by members of the American Legion Color
Guard. On Wednesday afternoon, Chaplain, Father Hayward, conducted a
prayer service with Joe’s family and friends in the funeral home.
Arrangements were made by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St.
Albans.
HOWARD ""JIM” BUSHEE WILLISTON — Howard ""Jim” Bushee passed away peacefully in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a long illness. He was born Nov. 19, 1936, the son of Frank and Sarah (Thompson) Bushee. He is survived by his two sons, Matt Bushee and his wife, Lee, and Carl Bushee; two grandsons, Jacob and Joshua Bushee; his companion of many years, Luella Couture; and by the rest of his loving family and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be lebrated Thursday, July 6, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Williston with burial to follow at 2:30 p.m. in St. Jerome Cemetery, in East Dorset. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, July 5, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Home Care Program, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446.
NAN ZEISING CUMMINGS EDGEWATER, FL — Nan
Zeising Cummings, 70, Edgewater FL, a retired salesperson for AT & T
in Burlington, died Sunday in the Hospice Care Center, Port Orange, FL.
Mrs Cummings was born in Schenectady, NY. She had been a resident of
Edgewater since 1988, after relocating from Burlington. She was a member
of the Bert Fish Medical Auxiliary, New Smyrna Beach FL; the Telephone
Pioneers of America and AARP. She was also a driver for the local American
Cancer Society chapter. Nan is survived by three daughters; Mary Jane
Clark, Jupiter FL; Carol Joan Brown, Sartatoga Springs, FL; and Nan Mary
Daudelin, Burlington. She is also survived by one sister, Jane Stephenson,
Cincinatti, OH; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Nan was
predeceased by her husband, William W. Cummings, in 1986. Memorial
donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 266, New
Smyrna Beach, FL 32170. Cremation will be by the Dudley Crematory, New
Smyrna Beach. Cremation burial will be at a later date in Greenridge
Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, FL. Dudley Edgewater Chapel in Edgewater FL is
in charge of the arrangements.
BURLINGTON — DeMARTINO, Harold Joseph
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in the
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with the Rev. Thomas Ball
officiating. The crucifix was placed on the casket by Harold’s special
niece, Crystal Bessette. A delegation was present from Pepsi Cola Bottling
Company. Interment followed in Kent Cemetery in Panton with the Rev.
Donald Ward offering the committal prayers. The bearers were Marty
Baillargeon, Jamie Robideau, coworkers at Pepsi Cola; Elmer Richard, a
cousin; Meddie Bessette, Harold’s brother-in-law; and Fred and Ron
Roberts, close friends. Arrangements were by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral
Directors.
BURLINGTON — DEVOID, Phyllis — A Mass of
Christian Burial was held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with
Rev. Stephen Hornat officiating. Concelebrants were Rev. Pierre Lavallee,
Rev. Raymond Doherty and Rev. Roland Rivard. The pall was placed on the
casket by Linda Duclos, Phyllis’ daughter and Raymond Devoid Sr., her son.
Carol Corrow, her daughter placed the crucifix on the casket and gave a
special eulogy. The gifts were brought to the altar by Raymond Devoid Sr.
and his wife, Anna. A delegation was present from the Sisters of Mercy.
Interment followed in Resurrection Park Cemetery with Father Lavallee
reading the committal prayers. The bearers were Raymond DeVoid Jr., Lonnie
Isham, Steven Rippie, and Daniel St. Hilaire, grandsons, Douglas DeVoid, a
nephew, and Todd Proulx, a family friend. Arrangements were by Boucher and
Pritchard Funeral Directors.
CLYDE P. DOLLOFF WILLISTON — Clyde P. Dolloff, age 88, of Whitney Hill Homestead, formerly of Standish, Maine, died Monday in Fletcher Allen Hospital. He was born in Standish, Maine, he was the son of Harold W. and Myrtle Dolloff. Mr. Dolloff was a graduate of Standish High School and Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He taught school in Maine for several years. He was an agricultural chemical salesman in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont for 50 years. Mr. Dolloff was a life member of the Standish Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed photography and had received numerous awards in that field. Surviving him are a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sharon Dolloff of Lyndonville; two daughters, Mrs. Kermit (Diane D.) LaClaire of Williston and Mrs. Wayne (Donna D.) Berendzen of Convallis, Mont.; one brother, Wesley Dolloff of Standish, Maine; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the Dolloff Cemetery, Dolloff Road, Standish, Maine. The Rev. Elizabeth Gettings will officiate. Those desiring, may contribute in his memory to: The American Heart Association, ME Division, P.O. Box 346, Augusta, ME 04330-0346 or St. Michaels Rescue, Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 05439. Arrangements are by Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, Gorham, ME.
JAY RICHARD DRIVER SOUTH BURLINGTON — Jay R. Driver, 37, passed away unexpectedly on Monday while vacationing in Maine. He was born in St. Albans, July 14, 1962, the son of James Richard Driver and Patricia Rose (Pelkey) Driver. He was employed as Account Manager for Network Services for the past 4 years. Before that, he worked for Hayward Tyler Pump Company for 10 years. On August 25, 1990, Jay married Pamela Andrews in Burlington. She survives him. Jay was a 1980 graduate of Colchester High School. He loved sailing, skiing, golf, volleyball, hunting and music. He was an ardent UVM Hockey fan. Jay was a deeply loved and devoted husband, father, friend, and son. We cannot express in words how much he will be missed. We love him and will never forget him or his love for his family, friends and life. In addition to his wife, Pamela, he is survived by their two daughters, Paige and Kyla Driver, both at his home; his mother and stepfather, Patricia and Michael Rainville of Alburg; his father and stepmother, James and Doris Driver of Milton; his paternal grandmother, Doris Driver of Westerly, R.I.; maternal grandmother, Claire Pelkey of St. Albans; a brother and his wife, Jon and Lori Driver of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Julie Driver of Taipei, Taiwan. He also leaves his father-in-law, Stuart Andrews of New London, N.H. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the John Raleigh Memorial Baseball Park on Blake Street ( off Grand Avenue) in Swanton. The Rev. Mary Beth Hutchinson will officiate. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John Raleigh Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Dena St. Amour, 22 Country Club Estates, Swanton, VT 05488, or the Epilepsy Association of VT, PO Box 6292, Rutland, VT 05702. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.
THE DUVAL QUINTUPLETS BURLINGTON — The Duval Quintuplets: Edward William Duval Jr., McKenzie Rose Duval, Cameron Lee Duval, Jonathan Adrian Duval, and Madison Julia Duval, were born surrounded by their loving family and were called to be with the Lord shortly after birth in Fletcher Allen Health Care. The quints were the children of Edward and Nicole (Trayah) Duval. Survivors, besides their parents of Burlington, include a sister, Hunter Duval, and two brothers, Seth Duval and Tyler Duval, all of Burlington; their maternal grandparents, Jackie Noble and her husband, Tim, of Fort Edward, N.Y., George Trayah of Burlington; their paternal grandparents, Pat Washburn and her husband, Lloyd, of Fort Edward, N.Y., Pierre Duval and his wife, Pauline, of Hartford, N.Y., great-grandparents Marion Trayah of Burlington, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Scully of Whitehall, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. in Union Cemetery, Fort Edward, N.Y. Arrangements are under the direction of M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, N.Y.
BURLINGTON — DUVAL, Donlon A.J. — A Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mark Roman
Catholic Church with the Rev. John Feltz, celebrant. The pall was placed
on the casket by Don’s wife, Carmel, and his cousins, Norma and Leo Yandow.
Sister Geneva Duval, Don’s sister, placed the crucifix on the casket. The
readings were proclaimed by his brother-in-law, Augustine Merola, and Leo
Yandow. The gifts were brought to the altar by Don’s brothers and
sister-in-law, Douglas Duval and Martin and Gwendolyn Duval. Rose and
Augustine Merola, Don’s sister-in-law and brother-in-law, were Eucharistic
ministers. A special poem for Don was written and read by his dear friend,
George Beyerle. Interment followed in Resurrection Park Cemetery with
Father Feltz offering the committal prayers. Don was accorded full
military honors by the Vermont Air Guard. Bearers were Ricky, Paul and
Kevin Merola, nephews; Tom, Chris, and Mike Yandow, cousins; and Gary
Moody and John Cannizarro, close friends. Arrangements were by Boucher and
Pritchard Funeral Directors.
SHELBURNE — FAIRBANKS, Judith Glenna — A
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday in St. Catherine of Siena
Catholic Church at 11 am with Father Phillip LaMothe as Celebrant. Alter
server was Frank Poulin and the organist was Arthur Pare. Words of
remembrance were said by her sister Mary Lou Coleman and her brother Mark
Gervia and her nephew Kevin Wooster. Pallbearers were Craig, Kevin and
Jamie Wooster, Don Sawyer, Rick Gagnon and John Landers. Burial followed
in Shelburne Village Cemetery with Father LaMothe conducting the committal
prayers. There was an honor guard from the Ladies Auxiliary from VFW Post
782. Attending were members of St. Catherine Parish, many neighbors,
friends and VFW Post 782. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer
209 Falls Rd., Shelburne was in charge of arrangements.
BURLINGTON — FERNALD, MaeElla — A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home with the Rev. Lisette Baxter officiating. Special readings were proclaimed by Mae’s daughters, Joy LeBlanc, Denise Valyou, and Gayle Fuerst; and her granddaughter, Michelle Fernald. A special poem was written for Mae by her cousin, Cindie Petella. Interment followed in Lakeview Cemetery with the Rev. Baxter offering the committal prayers. Representatives were present from the Marriott, Home Depot, Fletcher Allen Health Care, the RVA, the Moose Club, IBM, Uncle Bill’s Restaurant in Eden, and National City Corp. Bank of Kalamazoo, Mich. The bearers were Mae’s sons-in-law, Jay LeBlanc, Mike Valyou, Richard Fuerst, and Bob Leuang; her grandson, Eric LeBlanc; and her nephew, Harley Brown III. Arrangements were by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
JOYCE ANN (GAY) FISHELSON SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. — Joyce Ann (Gay) Fishelson, 66, went home to God, with her husband and children by her bedside, after a lengthy illness. Joyce was raised in Winooski, graduated from St. Francis Xavier in 1947, Cathedral High School in 1951, and the Fanny Allen School of Nursing in 1954. July 2, 1955, she married Elijah L. Fishelson of Boston, and they soon moved to the Boston area, making their home in Swampscott for many years. For 45 years, Joyce was a devoted homemaker and wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who enjoyed visiting Vermont every year with her family. Joyce was predeceased by her mother, Florence (Jarrett) Gay in 1976 and her father Albert Gay in 1986. She leaves her husband, Elijah; her four children: Stephen Fishelson of Swampscott, Mass., Susan Masiello and her husband, Nicholas, of Lynn, Mass., David Fishelson and his wife, Cheryl, of Beverly, Mass., Debra Fishelson of Lynn, Mass., and her fiance, Jeff Panneton, of Salem, Mass.; her sisters, Jacqueline LeClair and her husband, Paul, of Burlington, and Joanne Neubert and her husband, Raymond, of North Hero; her brother, Albert Gray and his wife, Nancy, of Longwood, Fla.; her dear grandchildren, Seth, Lauren, and Phylicia Fishelson, Nathan and Natasha White, and Jessica Conley, all of Beverly, Mass., Leah Schmitz and her fiance, Mike King, of Largo, Fla.; great-granddaughter, Madison King of Largo, Fla.; her two aunts, Margaret (Gay) Bourgeois and her husband, Leonel, of Burlington,and Bertha (Gay) Noyes of Winooski; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Joyce was a member of the Marblehead Jewish Community Center, and a member of Temple Sinai and its Sisterhood of Marblehead. The memorial service was held Sunday, July 2, 2000, in the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel in Swampscott, Mass., and the burial service was in the Temple Sinai Cemetery in Danvers, Mass. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the North Shore Cancer Center, 17 Centennial Drive, Peabody, Mass. 01960; or Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm Street, Danvers, Mass. 01923.
FRANCIS D. FOLEY JR. LEE, Mass. — Francis D. Foley Jr., 70, of 45 Pease Terrace, Lee, died Wednesday at his home. He was born in Burlington, Vt., on March 28, 1930, the son of Francis Sr. and Mary Ellen Merrill Foley. He was educated in the Burlington schools and was a graduate of Cathedral High School. He attended Worcester Academy in Worcester and was a graduate of St. Michael’s College in Vermont with a bachelor of arts degree. He also attended Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C. He served with the U.S. Army in the Signal Corps during the Korean War, from 1953 until 1955, and later worked for the Defense Dept. from 1958 until 1960. He moved to Lee in 1960 and worked in marketing research in the Ordnance Dept. at General Electric in Pittsfield, retiring in 1992. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a member of Berkshire Hills Council No. 314, K of C. He was a member of the Lee Lions Club, the Greenock Country Club and the Lee Sportmen’s Club. He was active in town affairs, where he was a member of the Lee Housing Authority, Community Development Corps, Lee Planning Board and District 6 town representative. He also served in the Selective Service Systems. His wife, the former Beverly A. Yutzler, whom he married May 24, 1958, died March 17, 1993. He is survived by three daughters, Delphia A. Foley of Lee, Heather F. Joe Joe of Becket, and Phebe F. Wehner of Peru, Mass.; one brother, Robert Foley of Shelburne, Vt.; one sister, Banba Foley of South Burlington, Vt.; and one granddaughter, Courtney L. Lockenwitz. The funeral will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the Kelly Funeral Home in Lee with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting hours at the Kelly Funeral Home in Lee will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Friends who wish may make donations to Hospice Care in the Berkshires or the Berkshire Humane Society, c/o Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee, Mass. 01238
LYNDON SAUNDERS FYLES ORWELL — Lyndon Saunders Fyles, age 77, died Sunday afternoon at his home in Orwell. Mr. Fyles was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Jan. 14, 1923. He came with his family to Vermont in the late 1930’s. He received his education in Bordentown, N.J. schools. He entered the U.S. Army in 1943 and served in both the European-African Theatre and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. Among his many military decorations is the Philippine Liberation Medal, Victory Medal, Pacific Campaign and European-African Campaign Ribbons. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Vermont. He was graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1950. He married Virginia Bernice Porambo, Dec. 11, 1948 in Burlington. Mrs. Fyles died July 14, 1998. Mr. Fyles moved to Orwell with his family in 1951. He worked with his father in Fyles Plywood Mill in Shoreham until the early 1960’s. He then joined New York Life Insurance Co. He owned and operated Fyles Family Insurance Agency from 1963 until his retirement in 1988. He had served on the Orwell Volunteer Fire Department from 1965 until 1996. Mr. Fyles was a member of Mount Independence Masonic Lodge in Orwell. He belonged to the National Life Underwriters Association. He was a Life Member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. He was a life member of the Addison County Fire Fighters Association. Mr. Fyles was a member of the Vergennes American Legion Post and of the Vergennes Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving is 1 daughter, Tina Fyles Rotella of Rutland, 4 sons, James Lyndon Fyles of Rye, N.H., Richard Douglas Fyles of Orwell, Mark Raymond Fyles of St. Albans and Tad Henry Fyles of Orwell. A brother, Cleveland Fyles of Cold Springs, N.Y. 2 sisters, Margaret Saunders Stone of Foster City, Calif., and Jenne Forbes of Tallahassee, Fla. his sister-in-law Olga Fyles of Shelburne. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son Timothy Fyles and a brother, Francis Fyles. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10 am in the First Congregational Church of Orwell. The Rev. Nicholas Thornblade, Pastor, will officiate. A graveside committal service and burial; with military honors will follow in the family lot, at Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at the Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., where Masonic Services will be conducted by members of Mount Independence Masonic Lodge at 7:45 p.m. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to the Orwell Volunteer Fire Department c/o Chief Louis Hall, 604 Route 73, Orwell, Vt. 05760, or to the Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mallory Funeral Home of Fair Haven.
ST. ALBANS — GAGNE, JEAN LOUIS — A Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated for Mr. Jean Louis Gagne Thursday at
10:00 A.M. in Holy Angels Church. Father Maurice Roy concelebrated with
Jean’s cousin, Father Leonidas Laroche. His cousin Lise Gagner Bovat was
the Eucharistic Minister. Altar servers were James Brouillette and Robert
Brodeur. Mary Jo Gillilan was the organist and soloist. A guard of honor
was present from the American Legion Post #1. Representatives attended
from T.O.P.S, I.B.M., Franklin County Home Health Agency, Northwestern
Medical Center, V.F.W. Post #758, Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #1090 and
Women of the Moose, Chapter #321, Law Office of Peter J.R. Martin,
Clarence Brown Fuels and Ray’s Die Service. Bearers were Thomas Biggie,
Lonnie Langlais, Kevin Gagne, Paul Gagner, Daniel Gagne, and Clovis Gagne,
Jr. Following prayers of committal by Father Roy, the Vermont National
Guard presented full Military Honors. The American Flag was folded by SPC
Paul Bronson and SSG Brian Gagne and presented to Jean’s wife Rhoda Gagne.
Interment was in Mt. Cavalry Cemetery.
GERTRUDE E. (WESTON) GALE AUBURN, MASS
–Gertrude E. (Weston) Gale, 77, formerly of 404 Oxford St., died
Wednesday in the Birchwood Terrace Care Center, Burlington after an
illness. She was the wife of the late William E. Gale. She leaves two
daughters, Diane Burgess of Hinesburg and Eileen Mirow of Auburn,
Mass.;two brothers, four grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 23 at 10 AM in the
Worcester County Memorial Park, 217 Richards Ave., Paxton. Those wishing
to follow the procession may assemble at the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home,
91 Central St., Auburn, Mass. at 9 AM. Calling hours in the funeral home
are Friday, September 22 from 6-8 PM. If desired, memorial donations may
be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 36 Cameron Ave, Cambridge, MA
02140.
BURLINGTON — GENDRON, Richard J. — A
Mass of Christian Burial was con-celebrated by Father Stephen Hornat,
S.S.E., and Father Raymond Doherty, S.S.E., on Friday at 10:00 a.m. in St.
Joseph Co-Cathedral chapel. The Malletts Bay Fire Department provided a
pumper for the hearse, a hose cart for the flowers and a full-complement
honor guard for which the family is most appreciative, along with all
their assistance and compassion. The singers for the Mass were Cheryl Dow,
Miranda Plastridge, and Michele Morin. Interment followed in New Mount
Calvary Cemetery with Father Hornat conducting the committal services.
Full military honors were accorded by the Vermont Army National Guard.
Arrangements were by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave.
BURLINGTON — GEORGE, Simon A. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mark Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. John G. Feltz officiating. The gifts were brought to the altar by Si’s grandchildren, Timothy and Debora George, Thomas George II, and Gregory George. A special eulogy was given by Joyce George, Si’s daughter-in-law. Interment followed in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington with Father Feltz offering the committal prayers. The bearers were Si’s grandchildren, Timothy and Debora George, Thomas J. George II, and Gregory George; and his nephews, Albert George and James Scott. Arrangements were by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
RALPH C. GIANNONE PITTSFIELD, MASS. — Mr.
Ralph C. Giannone, age 81, a prominent restauranteur, of 151 Wendell Ave.,
Pittsfield, Mass. died Sunday morning . He purchased his first restaurant,
the ""Corner Cottage”, which he operated for several years in
Burlington, Vt. While there, he was responsible for the University of
Vermont Football team training table. He moved to Pittsfield in 1957 and
purchased the Sugar Bowl Restaurant, which he operated on a daily basis
for 43 years at the time of his death. He and his wife of 57 years, Mary
T. Maietta, were married April 26, 1943. Besides his wife, he is survived
by 4 daughters, Mrs. Theresa Costello of Pittsfield, Mrs. Patricia Dunn of
Cheshire, Mrs. Mary Margaret Talmi of Pittsfield, Mass. and Mrs. Maria
McFarland of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.; 2 brothers, Mario Giannone of
Houston, Texas, and Rico Giannone of Corning, N.Y.; his sister, Mrs.
Josephine Maietta of Huntington, Long Island; 4 grandsons, Patrick R. and
Thomas J. Costello, Daniel D. and Benjamin Z. Talmi, and his
great-granddaughter, Brielle F. Costello. A Liturgy of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Wednesday at 12:00 noon in St. Teresa’s Church, .
Burial will be in Resurrection Park, South Burlington on Thursday at 1:00
p.m. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial contributions may be
made to St. Theresa’s Church in care of the Devanny-Condron Funeral Home,
40 Maplewood Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 01201.
JANET E. GIDDINGS PITTSFORD — Janet E. Giddings, 75, died Saturday at her home in Pittsford after a long battle with cancer. Mrs.Giddings was born May 29, 1924, in Clarendon, the daughter of James and Rena (Brown) McLellan. She was a graduate of Rutland High School, Class of 1942. She was formerly employed at the Economy Department Store and as an operator for New England Telephone before her marriage to Ensign Raymond Giddings on Jan. 15, 1945, in Daytona Beach, Fla. She was owner and co-founder with her husband of Giddings Manufacturing Co. in Pittsford. She was a member of the Pittsford Historical Society, Rutland Historical Society, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America and Airoc Court No. 42, where she was a member of the Airoc Court Chorus and an Airoc Court Jester. She is survived by two sons, Raymond Giddings Jr. and his wife, Chris, of Pittsford, and Robert Giddings of Pittsford; one brother, Francis McLellan of Chippenhook; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, on Dec. 9, 1992; three brothers, George, Cecil and David McLellan; and two sisters, Esther Scott and Bessie Briggs. there will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Members of Airoc Court will meet at the funeral home Tuesday in full body. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rutland Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, P.O. Box 787 Rutland, Vt. 05702-0787; the Community Cancer Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland, Vt. 05701; or to a favorite charity of one’s choice.
KENNETH A. GILLILAN ST. ALBANS/BARRE —
Kenneth A. Gillilan, 76, passed away Friday in the Rowan Court Health and
Rehabilitation Center in Barre. He was born in Fletcher on May 4, 1924,
the son of the late Archie and Mildred (Crozier) Gillilan. Kenneth raised
chickens and enjoyed country life. He was an avid checkers player. Kenneth
leaves a brother, Harry E. Gillilan of St. Albans; a sister, Corrine M.
Camley of Burlington; and a close friend, Cheryn LaRocque of Brookfield,
with whom he made his home for many years. He was predeceased by a
brother, Harold Gillilan, on March 27, 1988. A funeral service will be
held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Heald funeral chapel. Pastor Mary Beth
Hutchinson will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon
until the time of the funeral. Interment will be this spring in
Binghamville Cemetery in Fletcher. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral
Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans.

RODNEY GENE GOODRICH CABOT — Rodney Gene
Goodrich, 41, a longtime resident of Cabot, died unexpectedly in Tucson,
Ariz. He was born in St. Johnsbury on Dec. 11, 1959, the youngest of six
sons born to Walter and Sally Goodrich. He was a 1977 graduate of Cabot
High School and was an honor student at Vermont Technical College. Rodney
spent his time between Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, Vermont and
Wyoming. He worked for the past 16 summers as an auditor for Jackson Lake
Lodge in Wyoming. He was a certified national ski patrol member and worked
with Special Olympics. He was an avid outdoorsman who spent his life
pursuing his love of travel and his passion for bicycling, skiing and
motorcycling. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Walter and Sally
Goodrich; four brothers and their families, Winton and his wife, Valerie
and their children Hilary and Garret; James and his wife, Pamela and their
children, Emily, Matt, and Tyler; Glenn and his wife, Ruth and their
children, Michelle, Jean, and Sarah; and Myles and his children, Jennifer
and Chris Goodrich; uncles, aunts, cousins; and many friends scattered all
over the world. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held
Monday, March 5, at 2:00 p.m. in the Cabot United Church in Cabot. In lieu
of flowers, donations to the Rodney Gene Goodrich Memorial Graduation Fund
at Cabot High School may be sent c/o James A. Goodrich, 5118 Mack Mountain
Road, West Danville, VT 05872

ALTHEA GREENE ANN
ARBOR, MICH/BURLINGTON Preceded in death by her husband, H. Carlton (Bud) ,
she was the beloved mother and cherished friend of Nancy Provencher (Jack),
Marilyn Herbert (Michael) and Richard Greene (Regina); treasured sister of
Lucille Fahlman; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Althea was
active in her church, and taught Home Economics at Essex Junction High School
from 1960 to 1985, under the administration of Stanley Knapp and Ray Tucker.
She leaves a legacy of her love for the Lord, her zeal for life, and her
effervescent smile, which have permeated our heats. She shall be sorely
missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 3:30 in the
Heald Funeral Chapel, 87 S. Main Street, St. Albans, Vt.

 

BURLINGTON — HAHN, Rose (Stannard) A Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated by Fr. Thomas Ball,Tuesday at 10:00
a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The pall was placed on
her casket by her daughters; Susan Maynard and Darlene Peters. The
testament readings were delivered by Vicky Miller and the poem "Take
Me Home" was read by Jeff Miller. Internment followed in Lake View
Cemetery with Father Ball conducting the Committal Service.
Representatives were present from Lennie’s/Gadue’s Laundry. Bearers were
Chuck Hahn, Chris Hahn, Darrel Pendris, Tod West, Frank Peters and Art
Maynard. Arrangements were in the care of Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home
BURLINGTON — HAMMOND, Bertha Shanks — A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph Blattner officiating. Rev. Roger Charbonneau was the concelebrant. The pall was placed on the casket by Cynthia Guyette, Bertha’s daughter, and Susan Hammond, her daughter-in-law. The crucifix was placed on the casket by Kristin Norse, a granddaughter. The gifts were brought to the altar by Jennifer Osmer, and Hillary and Jessica Sherman, all granddaughters. The music of the liturgy was sung by members of the Weston Priory, one of whom, Brother John Hammond, was Bertha’s nephew. A special eulogy was given by Margaret Hammond, Bertha’s daughter. Representatives were present from Beauregard Equipment and Hayward Tyler Inc. Interment followed in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery, with Father Blattner reading the committal prayers. The bearers were: Justin and Sean Guyette, Joshua Osmer, and Thomas Lawrence, grandsons, Courtney Sherman, a granddaughter, and David Modica, Robert Johnson, Jr. and Edward Bouchard, nephews. Arrangements were by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
JOAN MARY (SHANNON) HARTLEY HUBBARDTON —
Joan Mary (Shannon) Hartley, 59, of Hubbardton died following a brief
illness. A nurse for almost 40 years, she was Clinical Nurse Specialist in
the Emergency Department at Rutland Regional Medical Center and president
of the Vermont Emergency Nurses Association. She was a certified emergency
nurse and was active in the Emergency Nurses Association since its
inception more than 30 years ago. Born in 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio, she
was the daughter of William and Mabel Shannon. She grew up in Suffern,
N.Y., and graduated from St. Luke’s High School in Ho Ho Kus, N.J. She
earned her nursing diploma from St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing
in New York City in 1962 and worked at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern.
Relocating to Vermont in 1979, she earned her bachelor of science degree
in nursing from Norwich University and completed her master of science
degree at the Sage Colleges last years. Joan was a role model and leader
in emergency nursing. Certified and an instructor in Pediatric Advance
Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), she was also a
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), a member of the Trauma Support Team
and an ENCARE (Emergency Nurses Cancel Alcohol-Related Emergencies)
speaker. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society
of nursing. She is survived by her husband, George, of Hubbardton; son
Joseph and granddaughter Emma, both of Poultney; a brother, William
Shannon, and his wife, Helene, of Warwick, N.Y.; a niece and a nephew; and
several aunts and uncles as well as numerous cousins. A memorial service
will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m.in St. John the Baptist Church in
Castleton. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Joan Hartley Nursing Education Fund, c/o
Robert LeBlanc, 4 Killington Terrace, Rutland, VT 05701. Arrangements are
being handled by Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
FLORENCE MAUDE HESS JOHNSON/MORRISVILLE — Florence ""Gram” Maude Hess, 91, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the home of her son in Morrisville, after a brief illness. She was born March 4, 1909, in Bellows Falls, the daughter of the late Charles W. and Elizabeth (Capen) Grey. She graduated from Rutland High School in 1930. Oct. 1, 1931, she married James George Hess. They spent the early years of their marriage in East Arlington, later settling on a farm in Johnson where they lived until moving in with her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Rebecca Hess. Florence worked for many years at the Johnson Elementary school in the hot lunch program. She was a devoted member of the Grange for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her zest for life and unique sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her. Florence was predeceased by her husband, James, in 1971; a son, James ""Bud” G. Hess, in 1982; two brothers, Arthur and Charles Grey; one sister, Bertha Barker; and two grandchildren, Raymond James and Valerie Lynn Hess. Florence is survived by a daughter, Ethel and her husband, Winfield Dalley, of Norton and their children: Robert and Annette Dalley, and Denise (Dalley) and Randy Shannon; a daughter-in-law, Ann Hess and Don Cole of Belchertown, Mass., and her children: Darwin and Maria Hess, Donald and Judi Hess, Debbie Hess and Larry Holbrook, Donna (Hess) and Robert LaChance, and Diana (Hess) and Clayton Lizak; a son, Charles Sr. and his wife, Rebecca Hess, of Morrisville, and their children: Louise (Hess) and David Allen, Charles Jr. and Tammy Hess, Darlene (Hess) Lockamy and Larry Sweetser, Jeff and Mona Hess, Linda Hess, and Veronica (Hess) Couture and Pete Trombley; a nephew, Raymond Barker of Pitts- ford; and two sisters-in-law, Lillian Hall and Elizabeth Hess; and a brother-in-law, Archie Hess, all of Arlington. She is also survived by 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Lamoille Home Health, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661; or Make-a-Wish-Foundation, 100 Dorset St., Suite 14, South Burlington, Vt. 05403. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Main Street, Johnson. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2000, in the United Church of Johnson with interment to follow in Evergreen Ledge Cemetery in Johnson. Arrangements are under the direction of des Groseilliers Funeral Homes, Main Street, Johnson.
MARGUERITE VIRGINIA BROWN (SALISBURY) HUDAK
SWANTON — A truly saintly lady has departed from our midst. It had been
her wish that her departure cause her innumerable friends and relatives a
minimal disruption of their lives, so she has requested that there be no
funeral or other ceremony relative to her leaving us. Though we recognize
her selflessness in making this request, we do so with the knowledge that
this is but another aspect of her life–concern for others. That concern
has been the hallmark of her life. The individuals, human, animal or
vegetable, which have come under her influence, have known always her
interest in their welfare. This interest has never been affected by the
merits or lack of merits of the recipients of her attention. It would be
totally futile to try to enumerate those who have benefited from her
tender care; nor could we assess the void which her departure creates in
the lives of her survivors. Born in Washington, D.C., on July 6, 1917, she
graduated from George Washington University in 1941 and began her career
of service to others at New York Hospital, where she formed a life
partnership with John Hudak. They lived in Vermont for more than 50 years,
where they raised five children, who are well known in the community. Her
full name was Marguerite (from her mother) Virginia Brown (from a dear
friend of her mother) Hudak, nee Salisbury. She was better known as Ginny
Hudak or just ""Ma” Hudak.
BURLINGTON — JODOIN, Lydia M. — A Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Roman
Catholic Church with the Rev. Roland Rivard officiating, assisted by
Deacon Louis Meunier. The pall was placed on the casket by Lydia’s
daughters, Rita Mongeon and Theresa Lapointe. The crucifix was placed on
the casket by her son, Paul Jodoin. The readings were proclaimed by her
grandchildren, Anne Marie Robillard and Peter Mongeon. The gifts were
brought to the altar by Sister Lilliane, Lydia’s daughter, and Sister
Sylvia and Sister Helen, family friends. Interment followed in New Mount
Calvary Cemetery with Father Rivard offering the committal prayers. A
delegation was present from the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary,
Methuen, Mass. Bearers were James A. Letourneau, Dan Jodoin, Mike and
Henri Lapointe, and Dan and Bob Wheel, all grandsons. Arrangements were by
Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
DANIEL CHARLES JOHNSON SOUTH BURLINGTON — Daniel Charles Johnson, 17, died early Saturday morning, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Route 15 in Cambridge. Mr. Johnson was born in Middlebury on April 29, 1982. He was the son of Jeffery C. and Theresa (Ryan) Johnson. He received his early education in Bellows Falls Schools. He attended his freshman year at Middlebury High School where he played football as well as Middlebury Flag Football. He transferred to South Burlington High School for the balance of his high school education. He had played football both as defensive and offensive tackle. In 1999 he received the South Burlington High School Boys Varsity Football, Outstanding Lineman of the Year Award. He had also played on the South Burlington Dolphins Football Team during junior high school. He was also involved in track and field as well. He was involved in other school activities such as the Multicultural Club. He had been contemplating college or entering the military services upon graduation in June. Surviving is his mother, Theresa M. Ryan of South Burlington; his father, Jeffery C. Johnson of Las Vegas, Nev; one brother, Travis J. LaDuke of South Burlington; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Winnie Ryan of East Middlebury; his maternal grandmother, Edith Ryan of Corinth, N.Y.; and his maternal great-grandmother, Marjorie Lilly of Middlebury; his paternal grandparents, Charles E. and Bonnie (Miller) Johnson of Leicester; his paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Frank (Dorothy) K. Miller of Brandon; and his paternal great-grandmother, Hildred Larkin of South Burlington; and a special friend, Katherine Gibb of South Burlington. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 1 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. John McDermott, Pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury will be the celebrant. A graveside committal service and burial will follow the mass, in the family lot, in Pine Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin & Palmer, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory, to South Burlington High School, c/o Coach Joe McDonald, for equipment for the football team, Dorset St. South Burlington, Vt. 05403 Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home of Brandon.
ANN PEARCE KENISON WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Ann Pearce Kenison, 68, died Saturday at her home in White River Junction after a long battle with cancer. Her family, including her beloved dog, Belle, was at her side. Ann was born Aug. 28, 1931, in Hartford, Conn., the youngest daughter of Nathan Herbert and Ruth Chambers (Longley) Pearce. She graduated from Littleton (N.H.) High School, where she loved to dance as well as perform in local stage productions. In 1949, after her marriage in Littleton, N.H., to Frank E. Kenison, she moved to Springfield, Mass. While Frank attended college, Ann worked in a book store and in her spare time acted in college theater productions. After Frank’s graduation, they moved to St. Johnsbury and two years later to Brattleboro, where they lived for 17 years. Ann left many dear friends in 1972 when the family relocated to White River Junction. Ann devoted her entire life to caring for her family: baking, knitting and serving as room mother or den mother as needed. A lively wit and sense of humor helped her survive raising five children. When her children were grown and time permitted, she took a job at the White River Elementary School, serving lunch, handing out tuna rolls, hotdogs and ice cream sandwiches for 10 years. After retirement, Ann and Frank lived for three years in Island Pond before returning to White River Juncon. Although she loved animals of all kinds, Ann did not miss the ""moose traffic” she encountered in the Northeast Kingdom. Her travels over the years also took her to England several times as well as Florida, Arizona and Bermuda. She is survived by her husband, Frank, with whom she celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1999; and five children. Her son, Maj. James E. Kenison, lives in Woodstock; her four daughters are Carol Snow of Charlotte, Ruhellen Greene of Cobham, Surrey, England, Sarah Lemieux of White River Junction, and Heidi Graham of Yarmouth, Maine. She leaves 12 grandchildren; a brother, Nathan Herbert Pearce Jr. of Raymond, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Padham of Maryland. Friends may call at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Norwich Congregational Church in Norwich. Burial will follow in the Hartford Cemetery in White River Junction. Memorial contributions may be made to Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756; or to the Upper Valley Humane Society HC63, Box 52A, Lebanon, N.H. 03766-7205.
WILLISTON — KENNA, John Oliver — A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. David Stertzbach officiating. David Stertzbach II was the organist and Rebecca Stertzbach was the soloist. Representatives were present from the Eastern Star. Interment followed in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery with the Rev. Stertzbach reading committal prayers. The bearers were: John A. Boisvert, Charles D. Boisvert, and Sean Griggs, grandsons; Richard Pratt, a family friend; and Brian Gadue and Charles Walner, members of the Trinity Baptist Church. Arrangements were by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.
CHARLES P. KERIN SR. MONTPELIER — Charles P. Kerin Sr. was born April 2, 1922, in Montpelier, the son of George and Winona (Corry) Kerin. He attended St. Michael’s schools. He was married to Ellen Douglass on Aug. 13, 1942, in St. Augustine’s Church in Montpelier. Mrs. Kerin died May 25, 1993, after 50 years of marriage. Charles has four children, Charles P. Kerin Jr. of South Royalton, Douglas (Mike) Kerin of Montpelier, Susan Elizabeth K. Houle of Montpelier, and Ronald L. Kerin of Waterbury Center. One son died in 1950, Andrew Sheple Kerin, at age 10 months. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, soon to be eight; two brothers, David Kerin of Berlin, Vt., Phillip Kerin of South Paris, Maine; a sister, Barbara Kerin of Montpelier; and an aunt, Helen C. Murray of Montpelier; He was also predeceased by a grandson, Mark A. Kerin; and a sister, Margaret K. Couture. He was an active member of the Montpelier Lodge of Elks No. 924, and Past Exalted Ruler. Charles was trustee of the State Association of Elks and also the chairman of trustees. He was treasurer at the Montpelier Elks from 1992-1999. Calling hours will be at Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30 School St., Montpelier, on Friday, May 5, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. An Elks memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 16 Barre St., Montpelier, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Donations may be made in his memory to Silver Towers, c/o Montpelier Lodge of Elks No. 924, Drawer E, Montpelier, Vt. 05601.
BURLINGTON — LaFLASH, Rose A. — A Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Mark Roman
Catholic Church with the Rev. John Feltz officiating. Interment followed
in New Mount Calvary Cemetery with Father Feltz offering the committal
prayers. Bearers were Shelly and Scott Barrett, Julie and John Sullivan,
and Karen and Allen Giard, all grandchildren. Arrangements were by Boucher
and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
MONKTON
LaFOUNTAIN, Dorothy A. — A Mass of Christian Burial was
celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol
with the Rev. Pierre LaVallee officiating. Interment was in Greenwood
Cemetery in Bristol. Bearers were Dorothy’s grandsons, Ron LaFountain,
Brent LaFountain, Bobby LaFountain, Gary Hill, Bill LaFountain, and Adam
LaFountain.
MADELEINE R. ""MAGGIE” (DEXTRAZE) LAMPTRON HATFIELD, Mass. — Madeleine R. ""Maggie” (Dextraze) Lampron, 76, of 139 West Street, Hatfield, died Tuesday at her home. Born in Burlington, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Wilford and Arminie (Richie) Dextraze. Mrs. Lampron had lived in Hatfield for the last 17 years; prior to that she lived in Northampton. She was also a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Hatfield. She leaves her husband, Jean Paul Lampron; a son, Rene A. Lampron of Hatfield; two brothers, Leo Dextraze of Haydenville and Raymond Dextraze of Danielson, Conn.; three sisters, Theresa D. Smith of Florence, Mass., and Mary Jane Talbot of Barton, Vt.; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Norman, Eli and Rene Dextraxe; and two sisters, Annette Potter, Yvette Poirier, and Marion Dextraxe. The funeral will be Saturday morning from the Drozdal Funeral Home in Northampton with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Haydenville, Mass. Calling hours will be Friday afternoon and evening
BURLINGTON – LaROCK, Edwin A. A funeral
service was held for Edwin A. LaRock, Lieutenant retired, at the Ready
Funeral Home South Chapel Monday afternoon with the Rev. Benedict Kiely,
Burlington Police Chaplain officiating. At the funeral service, there was
a large gathering of relatives and friends in attendance to remember Ed’s
life and community service. A musical tribute was offered by Sergio Torres
and Rebecca Washburn. In attendance was Mayor Peter A. Clavelle and
delegations from the Burlington Police Department, the Highway Enforcement
Unit of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Essex Police Department,
Morristown Police Department, University of Vermont Police Department,
United States Marshalls Service and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms of U.S.
Department of Justice. The Burlington Police Department Color Guard made
presentations to include presentation of the United States Flag, to JoAnn
Thibault, commemorating Ed’s military service during the Korean War. Left
out of Saturday’s obituary was one sister; Norma Borden who predeceased
Edwin A. LaRock.
DONALD W. LaROUCHE RUTLAND — Donald W. LaRouche, 65, of Rutland died Saturday in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington after a brief illness. He was born in Barre on April 25, 1935, the son of Jean Rene and Eva (Dumas) LaRouche. He early education was in the Barre school system. He later earned a master’s degree in social work from Adelphia-Vermont at the University of Vermont in 1982. He also held a master of arts degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., as well as having obtained a licentiate in sacred theology from the University of Ottawa in Canada. His career consisted of a position as assistant principal and full-time faculty member for Rice Memorial High School in Burlington, the assistant director for the Office of Religious Education for the Diocese of Burlington and Continuing Education director for the College of St. Joseph in Rutland. His work since 1977 was with Rutland Mental Health Services, where he most recently was a clinical social worker. He was a member of Christ the King parish in Rutland. Surviving are his wife, Michele (Sears) LaRouche; three sons, Richard A. LaRouche, Jeffrey P. LaRouche, and Mark J. LaRouche, all of Rutland; one niece; two nephews; several great-nieces; and a great-nephew. He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, J. Rene LaRouche, who died in May 1997. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Christ the King Church in Rutland. Officiating will be Father Reid C. Mayo, and the homilist will be Father Bernard E. Gaudreau from Blessed Sacrament parish in Stowe. Burial will be at a later date in St. Sylvester’s Cemetery in Graniteville at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ the King Church Renovation Fund, 66 S. Main St., Rutland, Vt. 05701.
FLORENCE
N. LAWLER
MAITLAND, Fla. — Florence N. Lawler, a retired school
administrator, homemaker, and volunteer for many causes died Saturday at
home in Maitland, Fla., of complications from congestive heart failure and
cancer. She was 90. Mrs. Lawler was born and educated in Baltimore, Md.
She attended Johns Hopkins University. As a young lady, she entered the
business world in Baltimore, holding various administrative and
secretarial positions. In 1937, she married Dr. Francis C. Lawler, a
graduate of Johns Hopkins University, and began another career as a
homemaker and mother as Dr. Lawler pursued a career as a teacher,
professor and lecturer at medical schools of several universities, an
executive in the bio-medical industry, and then as a nationally recognized
bacteriologist and public health administrator. In 1948, the Lawler family
came to Vermont. Dr. Lawler became the Chief of Laboratories for the
Vermont State Department of Health. Wherever they went, Dr. and Mrs.
Lawler were mentors and advisors to college students, especially those in
medical schools. They also provided sustenance and support to several
European families starting a new life in this country following the
ravages of World War II. Dr. Lawler died in 1962. In 1958, she started yet
another career as special assistant and secretary to the Superintendent of
Schools in Burlington, a position that lasted nearly 20 years. One of the
superintendents, William F. Keough, a lifelong colleague and friend of
Mrs. Lawler before succumbing to Lou Gehrig’s disease, was one of the
hostages held by the Iranian government in the early 1980’s. Throughout
her adult life and after retirement, Mrs. Lawler was a volunteer and
leader of many civic, charitable and religious causes. Her vitality,
energy and enthusiasm that served her so well in her careers also resulted
in outstanding accomplishments by volunteer organizations with which she
was associated, especially the Catholic Daughters of America chapter in
Burlington and the DeGoesbriand Hospital Auxiliary. Over the past several
years, Mrs. Lawler split her residence between Maitland, Fla., and Tomah,
Wis. Mrs. Lawler was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church
Community in Casselberry, Fla. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated in Baltimore at 10:00 a.m., Saturday in St. William of York
Catholic Church with burial next to Dr. Lawler in the New Cathedral
Cemetery. She is survived by a son, Francis C. Lawler, Jr. of Maitland,
Fla., a graduate of Norwich University; and a daughter, Dr. Julia N.
Palmer of Tomah, Wis., a graduate of the University of Vermont; also,
eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many relatives and
friends across the nation. ll in her careers also resulted in outstanding
accomplishments by volunteer organizations with which she was associated,
especially the Catholic Daughters of America chapter in Burlington and the
DeGoesbriand Hospital Auxiliary. Over the past several years, Mrs. Lawler
split her residence between Maitland, Fla., and Tomah, Wis. Mrs. Lawler
was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church Community in
Casselberry, Fla. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in
Baltimore at 10:00 a.m., Saturday in St. William of York Catholic Church
with burial next to Dr. Lawler in the New Cathedral Cemetery. She is
survived by a son, Francis C. Lawler, Jr. of Maitland, Fla., a graduate of
Norwich University; and a daughter, Dr. Julia N. Palmer of Tomah, Wis., a
graduate of the University of Vermont; also, eight grandchildren, nine
great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends across the nation.
COLCHESTER — LONGE, Raymond L. — A memorial mass was held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jay C. Haskin officiating. The urn bearer was Robert Longe, a nephew and godson. The readings were by Ray’s granddaughters, Michelle Gokey and Lindsay Longe. The gifts were brought to the altar by Ray’s grandsons, Toby, D.J., Brandon, and Zak Longe. The adult server was Duane Crowley and the music of the liturgy was performed by Celia Asbel. Interment followed in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery, with Father Haskin reading the committal prayers. Ray was accorded full military honors by the Vermont Army Guard. The flag was presented to Ray’s wife, Corrine, by members of the VFW, Howard Plant Post 782. Arrangements were by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.
RACHEL CLARA McALLISTER MONTPELIER — Rachel Clara McAllister, 92, of 15 Ewing St., Montpelier, died Saturday in Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in East Montpelier on Oct. 12, 1907, the daughter of Charles and Clara (Beckley) Gidney. She attended Montpelier schools. She was employed by New England Telephone Co. for 41 years as a night operator, retiring in 1972. Her memberships included the Montpelier Unitarian Church, Telephone Pioneers, Montpelier Senior Center and the neighborhood Club. Survivors include one daughter, Betty Miller of Montpelier; one son, Charles McAllister of McMinnville, Ore.; a sister, Minnie Lane of Colome, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sisters, Annie Knapp, Gertrude Thomas and Christina Baldwin; and one brother, Robert Gidney. A private family service will be held Wednesday in Poplar Hill Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the employees’ fund at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, R.D. 3, Box 6654, Barre, Vt. 05641. Barber and Lanier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FRANCIS G. MANLEY
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla./MILTON — Francis G. Manley Sr., 67, formerly of Milton,
known to his family and friends as ""Smokey”, died at his home in Lehigh
Acres, Fla., after a courageous battle with cancer. Survivors include his
mother, Wyline Kling of Newport, N..H.; daughters Jean Herrick of Croydon, N.H.,
Sue Baldacchino of White River Junction, and Michelle Nightingale (Eckland) of
Orange City, Fla.; sons Francis Jr. (Bud) and John, both of Claremont, N.H.;
his sister, Bev Raymond and her husband, Bill, of Newport, N.H.; brother James
Mason, also of Newport; his former wife and friend, Patricia Manley; three
stepdaughters, Brenda Ploof of Colchester, Bonnie Yarnell of Charlotte, and
Marilyn Godin of Mesa, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and his beloved dog. ""Dunn.”
He was predeceased by his father, Lincoln Manley; brothers Robert Mason and
Alan Spicer; and a sister, Evelyn Weselowski. He was known for his love and
playing of country music. He crafted a fiddle and steel guitar. He was a
master sheet metal mechanic for Vermont Heating and Ventilating, Chuck’s
Heating and Air Conditioning in Colchester, and Morrisville Hardware of
Vermont. Smokey loved to assemble model airplanes for himself and friends in
the airplane club in Milton before moving to Florida in 1999. Lastly, he
painted memorable oil paintings for his family and friends. Godspeed, Smokey.

ESSEX JUNCTION — MARTEL, Dolores (Boucher)
— A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Edward Moore on
Monday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church. A reading was delivered by
Matthew Martel and the family’s fond memorial tribute was given by Robin
Campbell. The music was provided by Dorothy Barewicz, Dolores’ niece,
along with Rick Billups and Sergio Torres. A large contingent of fellow
Whitcomb Woods residents was present who also hosted a much appreciated
reception at their facility. Interment was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Annex,
Burlington, with Father Moore conducting the committal service. Bearers
were: Mickey & Dolphis Blow, Eric Prim, Andre Martel, Jr., Rodney
Martel, Jr. and Mathew Martel. An inadvertent omission from the obituary
was that Dolores was also survived by her son, Andre, Jr.’s long-time
companion, Donna Toney. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier, Burlington.
BURLINGTON — MAYNARD, HERMON
""TOT”
— Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in
the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Ball
officiating. A special eulogy was given by Tot’s granddaughter, Paula
Maynard Nephew. Interment followed in Lakeview Cemetery with Father Ball
offering the committal prayers. The bearers were Philip Maynard Jr.,
Peter, Patrick, and Perry Maynard, and Randy Mayhew, all grandsons; and
Philip Maynard III, a great-grandson. Arrangements were by Boucher and
Pritchard Funeral Directors.
JEAN-JACQUES ""JACK” MOUREAU AMSTERDAM,
N.Y. — Jean-Jacques ""Jack” Moureau, 67, of County Highway
107, Amsterdam, N.Y., died at home. Born in Lille, France, Mr. Moureau
came to this country in 1951. He lived in West Galway since 1980, and
prior to that, in Charlotte, Vt. He ran his small wood crafts business
under the name of ""Belgamer Farm”. Prior to that, he was
retired from IBM, Essex Junction as a tool and dye maker. Mr. Moureau was
a former member of the Charlotte volunteer police department and ran the
Charlotte PD Bingo for many years. He was a previous member of the former
Adirondack Regional Arts Council and the Fulton County Regional Chamber of
Commerce. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Amsterdam.
Mr. Moureau is survived by his wife, Joan Wilson Moureau; sons, Stephen R.
Moureau of Shelburne, Allen J. Moureau of Boons Mills, Va.; daughters,
Suzanne M. Roberts of N. Ferrisburg, Lynn J. Moureau of West Palm Beach,
Fla., Lynday Moureau of N. Ferrisburg; stepchildren, Kathy J. Burrows of
Worcester, Vt., Karen S. Clifford of Vergennes, Kenneth C. Epstein of
Vergennes, Ronald D. Epstein of Vergennes, Barbara A. Blakley of
Amsterdam, N.Y., John Epstein of Grantham, N.H.; sisters, Jeannine Moureau
of Broadalbin, N.Y., Rachel Vandenalbeele of Kenningston, Md., and Arlette
Louf of Namur, Belgium; seven grandchildren, thirteen step-grandchildren,
two great-grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services
will be held in Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home, Sacandaga Road, Galway, N.Y.
, Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Friends are welcome to call an hour before the
service. Burial will take place after the service in the Perth Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: United Pres. Church Building Fund,
25 Church Street, Amsterdam, N.Y. 12010.
GEORGE
E. MYERS
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. /NORTH FERRISBURG — George E. Myers, 95,
was born March 13, 1906, son of the late John P. and Lucy (Holmes) Myers,
in Albany, N.Y. April 2, 1929, he married Theresa Piltman. They lived all
their married lives in the Mount Pleasant area of Schenectady. George
lived the last four-and-a- half years with his daughter, Dorothy, in North
Ferrisburg until his move to Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury.
George worked for Buff Fuel and Oil Co. and retired from the Schenectady
Railway Company, where he drove both the trolley cars and buses. One of
his favorite runs was the ""Crane Street-Scotia trip.” George
was the oldest living member of the Grace United Methodist Church in
Schenectady before it closed in 1996. He is survived by his daughters,
Hazel Myers of Middlebury, formerly of Schenectady, and Dorothy of North
Ferrisburg. He was predeceased by his wife, Theresa, in February 1994; his
son-in-law, Frank of North Ferrisburg, in November 1993; and two brothers,
Alex and Ransom. Special thanks to the wonderful people who cared for him
at home from Addison County Home Health Agency. Also, thanks to the staff
at Helen Porter Nursing Home, where George spent the last one-and-a-half
months of his life. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in
Memory’s Garden, 983 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany, N.Y. 12205.
Contributions in his name may be made to Addison County Home Health
Agency, Route 7, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in
Vergennes is in charge of arrangements.

ELIZABETH H. ""BETTIE” NEWBERRY STOWE — Elizabeth H. ""Bettie” Newberry, 82, passed away peacefully in Copley Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Jamestown, R.I., on Feb. 24, 1918, the daughter of the late Harold and Alice (Piper) Hatton. Elizabeth grew up in Jamestown, R.I., and graduated from Rodgers High School in Newport, R.I. Elizabeth enjoyed a unique childhood experience of growing up on an island. She spent many hours fishing and clamming and in order to get to her high school, she would have to take a ferry to and from school. After her graduation, Elizabeth entered the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Providence, R.I., where she finished her secretarial studies. Elizabeth spent several years as a secretary in New York City. She married John Newberry in 1940 and moved to Stroudsburg, Pa., where her husband pursued work in the family business and managed one of his family’s retail stores, J.J. Newberry Co. After a few years, they moved to Chester County, Pa., and then to Ridgewood, N.J., where her husband was promoted to the company home office in New York City and later became senior vice president of J.J. Newberry Co. After her husband’s retirement in 1973, they moved to Stowe, Vt. Elizabeth was a member of the Ridgewood (N.J.) Women Gardeners Association and was a lifetime member of the Garden Club of New Jersey. She was also a member of the Stowe Women’s Club and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary at the Stowe Community Church. Among her many interests, she enjoyed skiing and feeding the birds, and she was an avid gardener. She also greatly enjoyed her 60th wedding anniversary, which was celebrated two weeks prior to her death. Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 60 years, John Newberry of Stowe; a son, P. Andrew Newberry and his wife, Dr. Alice M. of Grand Junction, Colo.; two grandchildren, Janet Lynn Antram of Crested Butte, Colo., and John M. Antram and his wife, Lisa, of Middlebury, Vt. She was predeceased by a son, John J. Newberry III; and a daughter, Haidee Jane (Newberry) Antram. A memorial service will be held in the Stowe Community Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000. There will be no calling hours. An inurnment will take place at a later date in Ridgewood, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elizabeth’s name to the Stowe Community Church, Organ Fund, Stowe, Vt. 05672. Arrangements are under the care of the Stafford Funeral Home, Stowe.
BERNICE H. NEWTON RUTLAND — Bernice Hatch
Newton, 96, of the Meadows at East Mountain, Rutland Town, died Monday
morning at her residence. She was born May 5, 1904, in Providence R.I.,
the daughter of Roy A. and Nina Lucy (Shattuck) Hatch. Mrs. Newton
graduated from the University of Vermont. She was a school teacher prior
to her marriage to Paul Thomas Newton in September 1928. After his death
in 1950, she returned to teaching and retired from the public schools and
Overlake Day School in Burlington. Mrs. Newton was a member of Grace
Congregational United Church of Christ and served on the Diaconate. She
had been a resident of The Meadows at East Mountain for several years.
Surving are two sons, Haven Newton of Hillsborough, N.H.; and David Newton
of Rutland; a daughter, Judy Emery of Cape Porpoise, Maine; and eight
grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister,
Jean Bottaro of Long Beach, Calif. two brothers, Shewrin Hatch of Bristol,
N.H. and Stearne Hatch of Lebanon, N.H. Bernice was predeceased by a
sister, Barbara Ferguson. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m.,
Friday, May 4, 2001 at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ. The
Reverend Mark R. Pitton, Associate Minister will officiate. Burial will be
in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington at a later date. A reception will be
held at the church following the memorial service. Those who wish may send
contributions to the Memorial Fund at Grace Congregational United Church
of Christ, 8 court Street, Rutland, VT 05701 or the American Cancer
Society, Vt Division, Inc. 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. Tossing
Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements
SYLVIA ""LIL” NILES CRAFTSBURY
— Sylvia ""Lil” Niles, 83, a former resident of Craftsbury,
died Tuesday in Bel Aire Nursing Home in Newport. She was born Oct. 31,
1917, in West Burke, the daughter of Charles and Lean Mae (Besaw) Sanville.
She was married to Douglas Niles in 1940. They raised their family on the
farm in South Albany and later moved to Craftsbury. She retired from Ethan
Allen Manufacturing in Orleans. She is survived by two sons, Robert of
West Charleston, and Ronald of East Albany; five daughters, Gloria Stevens
of Troy, Shirley Kibbee of Hardwick, Virginia Cochran of Morrisville,
Beverly Nadeau of Essex Junction, and Sandra Gutzmann of Craftsbury; a
brother, Stuart Sandville of Craftsbury; a sister, Mary Ingalls of East
Albany; 26 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Doug; a son, Reginald Niles;
a brother, Sherwood Sanville; and a grandson, John Kibbee. A funeral
service will be held Saturday, March 3, at 11:00 a.m. in the United Church
in Craftsbury Common with the Rev. Ben Thurber and the Rev. Arnold Brown
officiating. Spring interment will be in Craftsbury Village Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours. Contributions in her memory may be made to
the North Country Animal League, 3524 Laporte Road, Morrisville, VT 05661;
or American Parkinson’s Association, Vermont Chapter, P.O. Box 788,
Milton, VT 05468-0788. The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home of Craftsbury
Common is in charge of arrangements.
ENOSBURG FALLS — PARENT, Mr. Lionel L.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in St. John the
Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls, with the Rev. Gerard Leclerc
and the Rev. John Paul LaPlant celebrating the Mass of Christian burial.
Interment followed in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Bearers were L.J.
Parent, Paul Racine, John and Peter Godin. Words of remembrance were
shared by Mr. Parents sons, Lionel and Leonard Parent.
FLORENCE (RUFF) PAULSEN ESSEX JUNCTION — Florence (Ruff) Paulsen was called home by the Lord after a prolonged period of failing health. She was born in Bisbee, Ariz., on Dec. 4, 1921, the daughter of the late Hilburn (Green) Ruff and Lena (Elizabeth) Schmid. She graduated from Bisbee High School, attended Arizona State University at Flagstaff and graduated as a registered nurse from Orange County Hospital in Orange, Calif. She served in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant during World War II. She married Malcolm J. Paulsen in 1949 and came to Vermont, where she raised a family which includes M. Jack Paulsen II and his wife, Kimberly Kimball and their children Jeffrey and Erica, of Annapolis, Md., Douglas L. Paulsen of Essex Junction, and James K. Paulsen and his wife, Sue, of Jericho. She has a brother, Thomas (Furman) Ruff and his wife Chloeon and son Thomas, of Santa Ana, Calif. She was predeceased by her sister, Elsie (Lena) Ruff in 1992. Her primary pleasure in life was her family. She enjoyed reading and sharing in the life of the community until her health failed. She was proud to be a 50-year member of O.E.S. of Orange, Calif. One of her favorite quotations was from "Thanatopsis” by William Cullen Bryant. So live, that when thy summons comes to join the innumerable caravan which moves to that mysterious realm where each shall take his chamber in the silent halls of death. Thou go not, like the quarry slave at night, scourged to his dungeon, but sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. At her request, there will be a private committal service at the convenience of the family. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, is in charge of arrangements.
JOSEPH J. PIERCE WEIRSDALE, Fla. — Joseph J. Pierce, 50, of 17771 Southeast 156 Place Road, Weirsdale, Fla., died Tuesday in Chesterfield following a period of failing health. He was born in Pawtucket Rhode Island on Dec. 8, 1949, the son of Donald and Alma (Goulet) Pierce. He had resided in Burlington, Vt., Rhode Island and Hinsdale, N.H., prior to moving to Florida four years ago. Mr. Pierce graduated from Burlington (Vt.) High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in Vietnam. He was employed in receiving and shipping at Poser Tech in Leesburg and had previously been an owner/operator/truck driver for 25 years. Survivors include his mother, Alma Pierce of Richmond, Vt.,; his wife, Gina (Linscott) Pierce of Chesterfield; two sons, Donald Pierce and Bertrand Pierce, both of Rhode Island; a stepson, Brett Eastman of Hinsdale, N.H.; a stepdaughter, Melissa Steyer of Sparta, Wis.; three brothers, Robert Pierce of Bristol, Vt., Peter Pierce of Shoreham, Vt., and Lyle Pierce of Weirsdale; two sisters, Elizabeth Cross of Richmond, Vt., and Donna Root of Shelton, Conn.; four grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services for Mr. Pierce with full military honors will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Veterans’ Cemetery in Rutland, Vt. Friends are invited. The Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro St., Keene, N.H., is in charge of arrangements.
HELEN L. POWERS WEST YARMOUTH, Mass. —
Helen L. (White) Powers, 79, died unexpectedly at her home Wednesday. She
was the wife of Richard E. Powers for 53 years. Born in Whitman,
Mrs.Powers was a 1939 graduate of Whitman High School. Prior to her
marriage, she worked at the Boston office of John Hancock Life Insurance
Company. Mrs. Powers lived in West Yarmouth for the past 50 years. She was
a winter resident of Pompano Beach, Fla., for several years.he was the
former owner and operator of the Deb-N-Heir Shop in South Yarmouth. Mrs.
Powers was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis and
Assumption Catholic Church in Pompano Beach. Besides her husband, she is
survived by four daughters, Maria Arseneaux of Yarmouthport, Michele
Holton of Essex Junction, Vt., Rosemary Palmer of Laguna Beach, Calif.,
and Maureen Alberti of West Yarmouth; a son, Barry Powers of Brewster; a
sister, Mary Hayes of Westborough; a brother, John White of Derby, Conn.;
and 10 grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday
in St. Francis Xavier Church, South Street, Hyannis, with burial to follow
in Chandler Gray Cemetery in West Yarmouth. Visiting hours are from 2 to 5
p.m. tomorrow at the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South
Yarmouth, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to the Mugar-Davenport
Cancer Center, 4 Bayview St., Hyannis, MA 02601; or to the Visiting Nurse
Association of Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660.

JACK BAXTER
PURDY
WILLISTON — After a brief but stoic battle with colon cancer, Jack
Baxter Purdy, 75, of Spring Lake, Mich., died Tuesday in the Vermont Respite
House with his daughter and son by his side. Jack was a decorated veteran of
World War II, a successful businessman with Sun Oil Company, and a devoted
husband and father. He was selfless in his service to the community, not only
as a veteran but as a volunteer for various orgazations including the Ottawa
County Humane Society, where he taught small children how to care for pets.
His good heart and charm graced everyone fortunate enough to know him. He was
a great father, gandparent, friend and neighbor. He lived the last year of his
life at The Pillars in Shelburne, close to his daughter and her partner.
Before that, he spent four years in California, devoting his life there to his
son and daughter-in-law and his two ganddogs, Sebastian and Sabrina. His
beloved wife of 39 years, Lorraine M. Purdy, predeceased him Jan. 3, 1992.
Despite his grief, he carried on gracefully, filling the void left in his
children’s lives. Jack is survived by his daughter, Linda A. Purdy and her
partner, Susan Marks, of Moretown; his son, John Baxter Purdy Jr. and his
wife, Barbara Zupan Purdy and their daughter, Kelly, of Tokyo, Japan; and
three granddogs, Sebastian, Sabrina and Blue of Tokyo and Moretown. He was
predeceased by four days by his granddog, Justin of Moretown. There will be a
celebration in honor of his life this Saturday, July 15, at 10 a.m. in The
Pillars in Shelburne. Interment will take place at a later date, when Jack
will be laid to rest next to his wife in Spring Lake, Mich. Donations may be
made in honor of Jack to the American Cancer Society, the Central Vermont
Humane Society, or the Vermont Respite House. Jack will be sadly missed.
Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.

MARJORIE
L. RAMACCIOTTI
ALBURG — Mrs. Marjorie L. Ramacciotti, wife of the
late John Ramacciotti, and owner of Brande’s Pizza in East Alburg for 18
years, died Wednesday afternoon in Northwestern Medical Center in St.
Albans. Marjorie was born in Alburg, September 30, 1918, the daughter of
the late Seth and Edith (Collins) Honsinger. She was married to John R.
Ramacciotti who predeceased her on June 22, 1985. Prior to her illness,
Marjorie was a very active member of both the Grand Isle and Franklin
County areas. She was a longtime member of the American Legion Ladies
Auxiliary, Creller-Landon Post 60 of Alburg, a charter member of the
Alburg Fire and Rescue Ladies Auxiliary, retired member of the Alburg
Library Association; and former treasurer of the Island in the Sun Senior
Citizens. As a lifelong parishioner of Saint Amadeus Parish, she had
previously served as the president of the Northwestern Medical
CenterAuxiliary and had accumulated hundreds of volunteer hours. She had
also served on the Board for Dr. Deo Gracias Esguerra’s Franklin County
Cancer Program. Marjorie leaves her daugher, Marjorie A. Cuneo of Des
Plains, IL; four grandchildren, Michael O’Malley and his wife Myrna, and
Mark, Tiffani and Jennifer Cuneo; also three great-grandchildren,
Jennifer, Michael and Daniel. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law,
Rose King of Yarmouth, MA; a sister-in-law, Lois Honsinger of North
Easton, MA and several nieces and nephews. Marjorie was predeceased by her
son, Lawrence J. King on February 23, 1978, and also her brother, P.
Walter Honsinger. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23,
2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton.
Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at Kidder
Memorial Home Friday February 23, 2001 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
ST. ALBANS — RICHARD, JULIA L. — A Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated for Mrs. Julia L. Richard on Friday at
10:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church. Father Leonidas Laroche was the
celebrant. Deacon Jack Rixon assisted Father Laroche. Offertory readings
were by Meg Terrien. Altar servers were Dr. Henry Tulip and Richard
Brandt. Claire Hungerford was the organist and soloist. Julie’s
granddaughters Christine Richard and Susie Regalia shared fond memories
with the congregation. Bearers were her granddaughters, Christine and
Susie, Bob Bressette and Andy Terrien. A guard of honor was present from
AmCare Ambulance Service. Also attending were representatives of Redstone
Villa, Franklin County Home Health and Lincoln Avenue, and Ewell Court
neighbors. Following prayers of committal by Father Laroche, interment was
in the Richard family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery. Thursday afternoon
Father Laroche held a Christian Wake Service with the family in the Brady
& Levesque Funeral Home.
HUGH F. RIKERT SOUTH ROYALTON — Hugh F.
Rikert, 86, died Tuesday in White River Junction. He was born Nov. 13,
1913, in Hopewell Junction. He served during World War II. He graduated
from Vermont Technical College in Randolph and from agricultural school in
1956 as a forester. He is survived by a sister, Barbara E. Rikert of
Burlington; two brothers, James V. and William B. of Sharon; and several
nieces and nephews. A service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Silver Lake
Chapel in Barnard. Burial will be in the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in
Randolph Center on Tuesday at 1 p.m. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral
Home in Chelsea is in charge of arrangements Memorial contributions may be
sent to the Vermont Land Trust, 8 Bailey Ave., Montpelier, Vt. 05602-9942.
BURLINGTON — RITCHIE, Norma Jean (Vanslette)
— A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen
Roman Catholic Church, with Rev. Richard Lavallee officiating. Interment
followed in Lakeview Cemetery, with Father Lavallee reading the committal
prayers. Bearers were: Chad Tobin, Peadi Beavins, Eric Francis, all
grandsons, Ed Francis, Marty Tobin, Jo Bevins, Dan Moquin, and Mikey Burbo.
Arrangements were by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.
BURLINGTON — ROCK, Catherine ""Kay” — A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, with the Rev. Stephen Hornat officiating. The pall was placed on the casket by David Ely II, James Ely, Jason Merriam, and Lisa Beaupre, all grandchildren. The crucifix was placed on the casket by Kay’s son-in-law, Robert Stefko. The readings were done by Marcia Ely, a granddaughter, and David Ely, Kay’s son. The gifts were brought to the altar by Kay’s sons, David, Joseph, and Timothy Ely. A special poem, ""A Mother’s Love”, was read by David Ely.Representatives were present from the Burlington Fire Department, the Beatrice Rebekah Lodge #60, the Grange, Ethan Allen Laundry, Fletcher Allen Hospital, Vermont Transit Company, and the St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Parish Family. Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Annex, with Father Hornat reading the committal prayers. The bearers were: Jason Merriam, a grandson, Timothy Lawrence, a nephew, Rick Katon, a cousin, Terry Beaupre and Robert Stefko, sons-in-law, and George DeMar and Matthew Duval, family friends. Arrangements were by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.
NED OSCAR RUSS WOLCOTT — Ned Oscar Russ, 89, died Saturday in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. Mr. Russ was born in Wolcott on Nov. 18, 1910, the son of Wilbur and Alma (Churchill) Russ. He received his early education in local Wolcott schools and was graduated from Peoples Academy in Morrisville. Mr. Russ farmed most of his life in Wolcott, Craftsbury and, later, Amherst, Mass. Oct. 14, 1932, he married Nelda Antoinette Paquette in Albany. Mrs. Russ died May 9, 2000. Mr. Russ and his family returned to Vermont from Amherst in 1946. He retired from farming in 1958 and entered the construction business as a heavy equipment operator with his son-in-law, Eugene Brisson and Sons, in Shoreham. He retired from construction in 1975. Ned had also driven a school bus for the Brandon school district. He had driven a bus for Camp Keewaydin at Lake Dunmore for camp trips for several years. He retired from bus driving in 1989. He was active in local and state Granges in both Vermont and Massachusetts. He belonged to the Brandon Senior Citizens. Surviving are two sons, Robert G. Russ of Roanoke, Va., and Richard A. Russ of Forestdale; two daughters, Eleanor R. Brisson of Shoreham and Shirley L. Provost of Panton; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandsons; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three brothers, Fred Russ, Harry Russ and George Russ; and two grandsons, Jerry Brisson and Jim Brisson. The funeral service was held Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. Mr. Bertram Coolidge of Forestdale will officiate. A graveside committal service and burial followed in the family lot in Forestdale Cemetery. Bearers were Jordan ""Butch” Atwood of Proctor, Jerry Russ of Middlefield, Conn., Gary Delphia of Leicester, Jeff McFarren of Tinmouth, Lawrence Provost III of Methuen, Mass., and Christopher Russ of Salem, Va. Following the service, the family received friends at Fellowship Hall of the Brandon Congregational Church. Friends called at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, Vt. 05733. Arrangements were under the direction of the MIller & Ketcham Funeral Home, Brandon.
NELDA ANTOINETTE RUSS FOREST DALE — Nelda Antoinette Russ, 88, died Tuesday in Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. Mrs. Russ was born in Craftsbury on Oct. 15, 1911, the daughter of Adelard and Mary Paquette. She was graduated from Craftsbury Academy, Class of 1931. Oct. 14, 1932, she married Ned Russ in Albany. They made their home in the Craftsbury area before moving to Amherst, Mass. They returned to Vermont in 1956 and made their home in Forest Dale. Mrs. Russ retired in the mid-1970s following several years of cooking at Neshobe School. She and her husband were active in the Grange in both Massachusetts and Vermont. She was a member of Brandon Senior Citizens and belonged to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Surviving are two daughters, Eleanor M. Brisson of Shoreham and Shirley L. Provost of Panton; two sons, Robert G. Russ of Roanoke, Va., and Richard A. Russ of Forest Dale; three brothers, Lucien Paquette of Middlebury, Ernest Paquette of Hinesburg and Wilfred Paquette of Craftsbury; two sisters, Hilda Thayer of Burlington and Leda Lodi of Springfield, Mass.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Leonel Paquette; and two grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. John McDermott, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury, will be the celebrant. A graveside committal service and burial will follow in Forest Dale Cemeteryl Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, Vt. 05733. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home, Brandon.
WILLIAM A. RYER STOCKBRIDGE — William A.
Ryer, 85, died peacefully on Sunday after a long illness. He attended the
American Institute of Banking in New York City. In 1938 he married Cynthia
Colbert. They moved to Vt. in 1940, and remained there and in Claremont,
N.H. for the rest of their lives. He loved to fish, hunt and walk the
hills of Vt. An ardent fly fisherman, he made several trips to Alaska. In
1940, he began working for Central Vermont Service Corporation. He worked
there for over 40 years, retiring as General Manager. He leaves his
children, Jacqueline R. and H. Douglas Hoses of Shelburne, Carol R.
Shagory of Nashua, N.H., Nancy R. and James S. Farr of Gilmanton, N.H.,
Jeanne Ryer and Philip N. Wilcox of North Sandwich, N.H., and John W. Ryer
and Julie Scott of Fairbanks, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; 5
great-grandchildren; his sisters, Adele Ackerson of Patterson, N.J. and
Ellen Dooley of Cleveland, Ohio; and nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by his beloved wife in 1993; a son-in-law, George Shagory; a
brother, Charles F. Ryer, Jr.; and a sister, Margaret Gerken. There will
be no memorial service. Gifts in his memory may be made to VNA/Hospice of
VT and N.H., 325 Mt. Support Road, Lebanon, N.H. 03766, or to Trout
Unlimited’s Conservation Projects, 15000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 310,
Arlington, Va. 22209-2404. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction is
in charge of arrangements.
WATERBURY CENTER — SAYAH, Pauline B. — Funeral services were held in the Middlesex United Methodist Church on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. for Pauline B. Sayah, who passed away on August 1, 2000. The Rev. Joy Lowenthal officiated. Organist Ann Decker led the congregation in singing the hymn, ""In the Garden” and played the hymn, ""Let There Be Peace on Earth”. The congregation joined in the recitation of ""The Prayer of St. Francis”. Reflections were offered by grandsons Brian Sutton and Joe Sayah, son-in-law, Joe Langsam, daughter-in-law, Sue Sayah, and Betty Crowell. Bearers were grandsons, Christopher Sayah, Mark Tatro, Robert T. Sayah, and Daniel Langsam. Interment followed services in the Middlesex Center Cemetery. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury was in charge of arrangements.
JEAN RICHARDS SCHRAMM BURLINGTON — The founder of the Enchanted Dollhouse in Manchester, Jean Harriet (Richards) Schramm, 89, died Saturday at the Arbors in Shelburne. From her love of dolls, she started the toy business as a side line in the corner of her Dorset real estate office in 1964. It soon grew too big for the Dorset space, so the business and the family moved to Manchester. Still growing like Topsy, the Enchanted Doll House consumed room after room of her home in Manchester, until the family moved to East Dorset and the business took over the house on old Route 7. She was dedicated to offering high quality toys, dolls, dollhouses and miniatures that delighted children of all ages. As a grandmother herself, she catered to the interests of parents and grandparents looking for exceptional toys for their children and grandchildren. She developed a very successful catalog business that always featured photos of her own grandchildren. Her business was written up in ""Newsweek” magazine and the ""New York Times,” and the store was selected as a tourist destination in the Mobil Travel Guide. The Enchanted Dollhouse was an outlet for Madame Alexander dolls, and that company made a special Enchanted Doll in the character of Little Bo Peep, the logo for the Enchanted Dollhouse. Jean Schramm was born in Yonkers, New York in 1910 to Lee d Martha Richards. She grew up in Brooklyn and White Plains, N.Y. She attended Dana Hall School, Parsons School of Design and Connecticut College for Women. She married August Schramm in 1931 at Lake Wentworth, N.H. He died in 1994. They lived in Chappaqua, Hampton Bays, and Pound Ridge, N.Y. and in New York City before moving to Dorset in 1960. In Vermont Jean started in real estate before finding her true calling as a toy store owner when in her early fifties. She traveled extensively in Europe buying unusual toys and dolls. She was a member of the Green Mountain Doll Club, the Business and Professional Women’s Organization, and the Dorset Church. She sold the toy business in 1977. Not ready to retire, she opened Next Door, an Antique Doll Museum, that operated for several years. In 1984 she moved to Burlington to be closer to family. There she attended the First Congregational Church, served as a docent at the Shelburne Museum, and was active in many volunteer activities. An adventurous and convivial woman, Jean Schramm inspired her family and friends with her warmth and infectious sense of humor. Her twinkling eyes, beautiful smile, and zest for life will be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by five children, Ken of Vancouver, British Columbia, Richard of Taftsville, Donald of Burlington, Molly Elie of Ottawa, Ontario, and Deborah Benenson of Los Alamos, N.M.; and 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov 16, at the Dorset Church, followed by burial at the Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorial gifts in her memory may be sent to the Vermont Land Trust, care of the Brewster Funeral Home, 34 Park Place, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, Vt. 05255.

EVELYN (VAUGHAN) SHAW
SHELBURNE — Evelyn (Vaughan) Shaw, formerly of King Street, Groveland, Mass.,
died unexpectedly Thursday in Wake Robin CCRC. She was the wife of Eugene K.
Shaw, who died in 1991. Born in Groveland on March 25, 1909, Mrs. Shaw was the
daughter of the late Harry Whitney and Emily Nutter (Longfellow) Vaughan. Mrs.
Shaw graduated from and was the valedictorian of the Class of 1926 at
Groveland High School, after which she matriculated at Bradord Junior College,
graduating in 1928. She remained class agent at Bradford until last year. Mrs.
Shaw was a lifelong, dedicated alumna of Bradford College, which honored her
in 1983 with the Jean Pond Medallion. Her formal education was completed at
the University of New Hampshire in 1930. As a teacher, she taught at House of
the Pines School, Dean Academy and Groveland High School. After raising her
family, she returned to teaching in 1954 and taught at Georgetown High School
until her retirement in 1964. At that time, she worked with her husband at his
printing business, The Casey Press. Mrs. Shaw was an active community
volunteer and served as clerk and historian of the Groveland Congregational
Church and trustee of the Langley Adams Library, and was an organizer and
supporter of the Pentucket Regional Scholarship Foundation. She was a longtime
member of the Leisure Hour Club. She is survived by her sons, Allen Shaw of
Bethesda, Md., and David A. Shaw and his wife, Janet, of Shelburne;
grandchildren Ryan Lockard, Morgan, Mark, Todd, Brett and Marty Shaw; a
sister, Christine and her husband, Dr. Raymond Moore of Hampstead, N.H.; and
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Irving, and a
sister, Doris. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service
Saturday, June 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the Groveland Congregational Church. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pentucket Regional
Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 36, Groveland; or the Groveland
Congregational Church, 8 King St., Groveland, Mass. 01834. Funeral
arrangements are by the Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main St.,
Haverhill, Mass.

BENJAMIN SMITH WINDSOR — Benjamin H. Smith, 81, passed away Wednesday evening at his home in Windsor, with his family, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 22, 1919 in Windsor, the son of Benjamin H. and Evelyn (DesLauriers) Smith. As a boy, he was an avid swimmer, skier, Eagle Scout and outdoors man. In 1935, he graduated from Windsor High School and began working at Cone Automatic Machine Company in Windsor, where he retired from the engineering department in 1982. Joining the Army National Guard in 1938, he was sent to O.C.S. He served his country as a Captain in the 9th Division, 39th Infantry during the European and African campaigns. He was a recipient of the Silver Star and numerous other action medals. In 1950, he married Lena Niboli. Together they enjoyed skiing, golfing and traveling worldwide. Benny’s love of the outdoors, skiing, gardening, swimming, golf and travel can be seen mirrored by his family. He was a member of American Legion Post #25, Council #1161 Knight’s of Columbus, John P. Larkin Country Club and was a Life Member of the Windsor Elk’s Lodge B.P.O.E. #1665, all in Windsor. He was predeceased by one son, David E. Smith in 1981 and by one brother and one sister. Survivors include his wife of Windsor; two daughters, Susan Bailey and her husband, Cy, of Hartford, Kathie Ward and her husband, Mark, of Jericho; four grandchildren, David and Sam Bailey, Allyson and Emily Ward; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. in the St. Francis of Assisisi Church in Windsor. The Rev. Paul N. Belhumeur, M.S. will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Francis Cemetery in Windsor. Friends may call in the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of choice.
ELIZABETH A. STANFORD WILDER — Elizabeth
A. Stanford, 83, died Monday in Lebanon, NH. She was married to Ray E.
Stanford who passed away June 30, 1989. They lived in Bellows Falls and
White River Junction and lastly in Wilder, VT. Elizabeth worked at the
Wilder Post Office and the Sectional Processing Center in White River
Junction. She is survived by two sons, Charles D. Stanford of West Fairlee;
and Raymond F. Stanford of Clark Summit, PA: two daughters, Shiela A.
Roberts of Colchester; and Gail Schaal of White River Junction. She is
also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, four
sisters, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Knight
Funeral Home in White River Junction on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Thursday, February 15, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church in White
River Junction. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery also in White
River Junction. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 422, Burlington, VT 05401
LORRAINE M. SUMNER BURLINGTON — Lorraine M. Sumner, 65, of Heineburg Road died in Austin, Texas, while visiting her family. She was born in Canada on July 13, 1934, the daughter of Joseph O. and Mary Louise (Donley) Johnston. Lorraine retired from IBM after 15 years of service. She is survived by her four daughters, Caroline and her husband, Christopher Long, of Austin, Texas, Diane and her husband, Paul Trono, Eileen and her husband, Ron Marrier, all of Burlington; and Robin Sumner of South Burlington; her son, Leonard and his wife, April Sumner, of Essex Junction; nine grandchildren, Jamie, Jessica and Sean Sumner, Nicholas and Davison Herberg, Erik Marrier, and Matthew, Amanda and Sarah Long; three sisters, Eleanor Garley of California, Ruth and her husband, Slim Hutchinson, and Shirley Thayer, all of Virginia; one brother, Jack and his wife, Sherry Johnston, of Virginia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her sister, Evelyn, and brothers Gordon, Lawrence and Robert, predeceased her. Lorraine’s life revolved around her love for her children and gandchildren Her family wishes to thank Dr. Tim Terrien and Dr. Gerald Davis for the years of good care and kindness given to their mother. A funeral and celebration of Lorraine’s life will be held in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. followed by burial in Malletts Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495; or American Lung Association 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
BURLINGTON — TUCKER, Thomas E. — A Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Mark Roman Catholic
Church with the Rev. Joseph Blattner officiating. Representatives were
present from the Burlington Water Department. Interment followed in Mount
Calvary Cemetery annex with Father Blattner offering the committal
prayers. Bearers were Donald and David Tucker, Thomas’ cousins, and Dayton
Contois, Thomas Dion, Richard Bergeron, and Norman Lewis, close family
friends. Arrangements were by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
LAURA MARGARET VERONNEAU BURLINGTON — Laura Margaret Veronneau, 89, of Burlington, died at home with her family after an extended battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was born in Colchester on Dec. 1, 1910, daughter of Albert and Louise (Rathe) Bosley. Laura married Paul Romeo Veronneau on Dec.26, 1928. He predeceased her on May 5, 1984. Laura was a wonderful cook; she loved to bake and to work in her flower gardens. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law with whom she made her home, Donald and Elaine Veronneau of Burlington; one sister, Margaret Gosse of Colchester; one brother, Charles Bosley of South Burlington; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Paul Joseph Veronneau on Oct. 10, 1987; her daughter-in-law, June (Reising) Veronneau on Nov. 19, 1988; eight brothers and sisters, Gene Bosley, Arcella Fortin, Raymond Bosley, Marion Moylan, Peter, Albert, Clifford, and Clarence Bosley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses Association Home Health Care, or to Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. The family would like to thank the VNA caregivers for all of their kindness and loving care during Laura’s long illness. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
FREDERICK WESTON SR. MIDDLESEX — Frederick Weston, Sr., 61, of Bulduc Road, died Tuesday at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Barber & Lanier Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Montpelier. Burial will be in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center
GERALD WHEELOCK SWANTON — Gerald Wheelock, 45, lost his battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Jerry was born May 9, 1954, in Colchester, the son of the late Wilder B. Wheelock Jr. and Florence W. Button. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 24 years, Lynn Miller Wheelock, whom he married Nov. 8, 1975. He is also survived by his beloved son, Chad M. Wheelock of Swanton. He leaves his mother, Florence W. Button of Colchester; his sister, Irma Wheelock Topper and her husband, Dennis, of Ellicott City, Md.; two brothers, Wilder B. Wheelock III and his friend, Joan Hejnar, of Colchester, and Raymond R. Wheelock and his wife, Janet, of Colchester; two stepbrothers, John J. Button and his wife, Georgia, of Arundel, Maine, and Vaughn C. Button and his wife, Judy, of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Llewellyn Button, in 1974. Throughout his life, Jerry loved and greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was passionate about the one relaxing pastime he enjoyed, bass fishing; and even during his illness, being out in his canoe fishing with his brother and his friends brought great solace. He also found great joy and satisfaction volunteering his many building skills constructing Kingdom Halls throughout New England and New York. Jerry was an inspiration to all who knew him. He faced his illness with courage, dignity, faith and humor. When asked, he would say that what sustained him was his strong faith in the Bible’s promise of a bright new future. Along with his family, he also leaves many close and loyal friends. The family also wishes to thank the Franklin County Visiting Nurse Association and the Franklin County Hospice Center for their wonderful care and support. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jerry’s name to Watchtower Society of New York, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2483, or to Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.
EVA M. (ROTHUS) WHELIHAN HOLYOKE, Mass. — Eva M. (Rothus) Whelihan, 79, of 475 Maple Street, Holyoke, Mass., died Tuesday in Holyoke Hospital. Born and educated in Holyoke, she graduated from Holyoke High School in 1938 and was a lifelong resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church. She worked for several years as an accounting clerk at the former Technifax Corportation in Holyoke. She was the wife of the late James H. Whelihan, who died in 1996. She is survived by a son, James J. of Chicopee, Mass.; and two daughters, Mary E. Roberts of Williston, and Katherine Ann Scelza of Newington, Conn.; one brother, Victor Rothus of Charlotte, N.C.; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Friday in the Dillon Funeral Home, Holyoke, Mass., at 9 a.m., and in the church at 10 a.m. with burial in St. Jerome Cemetery. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
MARGARET L. WILCOX MONTPELIER — Margaret L. Wilcox, 93, of Freedom Drive, Montpelier died Sunday at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in St. Johnsbury on June 7, 1907, the daughter of Frank and Elise (Beck) Lawrence. She graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy. On November 8, 1931, she married Bernard Wilcox in St. Johnsbury, he predeceased her on October 4, 1971. She was retired from Central Vermont Hospital, where she was an accountant and bookkeeper. Prior to working at the hospital, she had been employed by several banks. She was a member of the Women’s Golf Association, Montpelier Country Club, and the Capital Squares and Rounds. She is survived by one son, Alan Wilcox of Essex Junction; one daughter, Cynthia Scofield of Highgate Center; one sister, Reta Lawrence of St. Johnsbury; four grandchildren, Mark Rappold of North Troy, Scott Rappold of Troy, Captain Craig Wilcox of Colorado Springs, Colo., Andrea Ahern of Hopkins, Minn.; four great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Horace, Carl, and F. Ray Lawrence; and one sister, Bernice Kimball predeceased her. Graveside service will be held in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in St. Johnsbury, time and day to be announced. Barber & Lanier Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
GORDON GRAY WING MONTPELIER — Gordon Gray Wing, 85, of College Street, Montpelier, died Friday in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Gordon was known in the social and business world as ""Pee Wee.’ He was born in Calais on Jan. 30, 1915, the son of Charles and Lola (Gray) Wing. He attended elementary school in Calais and high school in Montpelier and Barre, graduating from Spaulding High School in 1932. While attending high school, he worked part time for the Granite City Press. Upon graduation, he went to work for the C.H. and George H. Cross Company in Montpelier. He was hired as route salesman, selling bakery products to stores and restaurants in several Vermont towns. He soon became route supervisor, then route manager. During his tenure, the company name was changed to Cross Baking Company. He was instrumental in setting up bakery programs for independent as well as group grocery stores. He was elevated to vice president in charge of sales, advertising and distribution of products. Terminals were established in Claremont, N.H.; Glens Falls, N.Y.; Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Rutland, St. Johnsbury, Burlington and Montpelier. He retired in 1980. Gordon served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in combat from Sept. 9, 1944, to April 1945, in Italy. ""Sgt. Wing’s courageous and skillful service as a rifle platoon scout was a material contribution to his company’s advances through the Gothic Line.” He was Past Master of Aurora Lodge No. 22 F&AM, 1957-1958; Eminent Commander, Mount Zion Commandery No. 9, 1954-1955; Excellent High Priest, King Solomon Chapter No. 7, 1958-1959; and Thrice Illustrious Master, Barre Council No. 22, 1936-1964. Gordon served as Potentate of Mount Sinai Temple No. 3 Shrine in 1978. He spent many hours selling ads for the program for the annual Vermont-New Hampshire Shrine football game. He was married to Florence Diemer in 1936. She died July 8, 1993. Nieces and nephews survive him. Two brothers and a stepsister predeceased him. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Barber and Lanier Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Montpelier. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Barre. Calling hours will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Shrine Crippled Children’s Hospital and Burns Institute, P.O. Box 7342, Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
LESLIE CHARLES WOOD SHOREHAM — Leslie
Charles Wood, 73, passed away Saturday in Porter Medical Center after a
battle with cancer. He was born in Goffstown, N.H., on Sept. 29, 1927, the
son of Harold Thomas and Winnifred (Clement) Wood. He attended New
Hampshire schools and graduated from Weare (N.H.) High School. Following
graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Atlanta
until his discharge in September 1948. Following his discharge, he
returned to New Hampshire and married Alberta Johnson in Derry Village,
N.H., on Oct. 12, 1950. The couple owned and operated Woodnotch Farm in
Candia, N.H., from 1950 until moving to Shoreham in 1972. They established
Woodnotch Farm in Shoreham in 1972, and Mr. Wood remained active in its
operation with his son, daughter and grandchildren. While in New
Hampshire, Mr. Wood was a member of the board of directors of the
Manchester (N.H.) Dairy Co-op and a 45-year member of the Holstein
Association. He was a life member of the Philbert Clement American Legion
Post in Weare, N.H., and a 50-year member of the Harmony Masonic Lodge No.
38 in Hillsborough, N.H. He is survived by his wife, Alberta of Shoreham;
his son, Loren Charles Wood and his wife, Gail, of Shoreham; a daughter,
Sonya Wood Barber and her husband, Brian, of Shoreham; seven
grandchildren; and many cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Jada
Ann Wood, in 1994. At Mr. Wood’s request, his body was donated to the UVM
Medical School for study. At the family’s request, donations in lieu of
flowers may be made to the Shoreham First Response Squad, Box 11,
Shoreham, VT 05770. Local arrangements are with Sanderson Funeral Service
of Middlebury.
BURLINGTON — WRIGHT, Francis ”Buddy” — A graveside service and interment was held next to his mother’s grave on Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Lake View Cemetery. Salvation Army Captain James Fletcher officiated with those in attendance including: his aunt, Pearl Whitney-Covey and family and friends from Howard Services, Safe Haven and Branches.
DR. GARY M. ZARET MONTPELIER — Dr. Gary M. Zaret, 48, of Summer Street, Montpelier, died Friday in the Central Vermont Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Unitarian Church in Montpelier. Burial will be in Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier. Memorial contributions may be made to IMRF-Capacitar, 23 East Beach St. No. 206, Watsonville, Calif. 95076. Barber and Lanier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
January 2000
Helen C. Barlow

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A memorial service for Helen C. Barlow, 78, who died Jan. 24, was held Jan. 29 in Olds Hall Good Samaritan Chapel in Daytona Beach.

She was born March 17, 1921, in Granville, N.Y., daughter of John and Anna (Gilbarti) Chornyak.

She attended Granville schools and was married to Cleo G. Brown Jr. on April 12, 1939. He died in 1965. She was married to Burton E. Barlow on April 29, 1972. He died in 1988.

Mrs. Barlow worked at the Southwestern Vermont Federal Employment Credit Union. She moved to Florida in 1974 with her husband and together they owned and managed several beachside motels, retiring in 1986.

She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Ormond Beach.

Survivors include a son, Michael Brown of Wilmington, Del.; two daughters, Nancy Romsey of DeLeon Springs and Bette Kinch of Holly Hill; two sisters, Mary and Ann Chornyak, both of Granville; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Fair Haven, Vt.

Volusia County Cremation was in charge of arrangements.

 

ALFREDA G. (MARTELL) SKELLEY BEDFORD, N.H.
— Alfreda G. (Martell) Skelley, 91, of Bedford, N.H., died in Bedford on
January 29, 2000. A graveside committal service will take place at 11 a.m.
on Friday, September 29, 2000 in Old Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Burlington.
Arrangements are by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.
RUTH Y. WESTON CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ruth Y. Weston died on Jan. 16, 2000, in Mariner Health Center, Clearwater, Fla., after a long illness. She was the widow of Maurice E. Weston whom she married on June 21, 1928, in Hyde Park. Her parents were Joseph S. and Alice L. Goddard Young. She was born in Hyde Park, Vt., on July 13, 1906, and was a 1926 graduate of UVM. She is survived by two daughters, Martha E. Durfee of Lanesboro, Mass., and Nims, Fla., and Margaret L. Ross of Hamburg, N.Y.; another daughter, Barbara L. Maxon of Burlington, died in 1978. She is also survived by eight grandchildren including, Mrs. Lesley J. Baucher of Williston, and Robert L. Maxon of Colchester; and eight great-grandchildren. Following cremation, burial will be in Cambridge Cemetery in the spring.
December 1999
Lovina D. Adams

WILLISTON – Lovina Doolin Adams, 78, died Dec. 22, 1999, in LaJolla, Calif., after a lengthy illness.

She was born May 23, 1921, in Spokane, Wash.

She attended Washington State University and the Kelsey-Baird secretarial school in Spokane.

She worked at The Quality Shop in Casper, Wyo., before going to Washington, D.C., to work for the FCC. She later went to work at Bell Aircraft in Burlington. In 1945, she returned to Newfane to farm.

In 1950, she was married to Paul Doolin, and lived in Georgia.

She started the Silver Fleece Rabbitry, raising Angora rabbits, and was the associate editor of the Angora Rabbit Magazine.

Upon the death of her husband in 1960, she managed The Wm. Doolin Store, the store that her husband had managed. She was the first lady to be named in "Who’s Who in America" in 1964.

She was married to Robert Adams in 1978 and with his help opened a new Doolin Department Store.

Survivors include her husband of Williston; a daughter, Lovina Ann Doolin of St. Johnsbury; a son, Mark Doolin of Riverside, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Essex Junction. Burial will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Rutland.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Affiliate, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, 05602

SUSAN E. BLACKWELL ESSEX JUNCTION/WALTHAM, MASS — Susan E. Blalckwell, 85, died Tuesday, Dec.28, 1999, in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, Maine. She was born Oct. 18, 1914, in New York City, the daughter of John and Grace Rielly. Survivors include two children, Joyce Brunell of Essex Junction, and Nancy Chamberlain of Marblehead, Mass.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. At this time, there is no service planned. All responses may be sent to Joyce Brunell in Essex Junction.
October 1999
ROBERT H. COVINO ST. ALBANS — Robert H. Covino, 61, passed away October 21, 1999 in Jarrett, Va. after a long illness. He was born August 4, 1938 in Milford, Mass., the son of Frank and Irene Covino. He grew up in Milford as one of five children. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1958. He was married to Carolyn DeBold in 1960, they were later divorced and he married Claire Gaulin in 1972 and together they had one daughter, and they were later divorced. He was employed as a claims adjuster for various insurance agencies, most recently in Santa Clara County, Calif. Committal services will be held on Thursday, August 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor, with pastor Peter Fiske officiating. The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor, is in charge of arrangements.
KAY (HEALD) ROGERS NEW PORT RICHEY, FLA./RICHFORD — Kay (Heald) Rogers, age 59, wife of William R. Rogers, died October 17, 1999 after a very courageous battle with lung cancer. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Richford Center Cemetery, with Pastor Pat Hoadley officiating. Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls in charge of arrangements.
April 1999
BRANDON– VOGEL, DON W.— A private, family, graveside service for Don W. Vogel, 78, was held Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center. The service was conducted by Mr. Vogel’s brother-in-law, the Rev. Carl Berkobin of Marietta, Ga. An honor guard was provided by the Vermont Air National Guard from South Burlington. Mr. Vogel died April 2, 1999, in the Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. He leaves his wife, Maureen Vogel, and a daughter, Wendy.
August 1998
FREEDOM, N.H. — BARTLETT, Mary S. McLaren, Mary Sprague McLaren Bartlett passed away on August 1, 1998 while on a hike with friends and relatives in Freedom, N.H. A Memorial Service will be held in the Trinity Church of Shelburne on Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at 2 p.m.
December 1996
LINES, Beverly A. — A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday Dec. 6, 1996 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church with Msgr. John Fradet celebrant assisted by Deacon Louis Meunier. Jon Lines, eldest son of Mrs. Lines, shared fond memories of his mother. Interment will take place in the family lot in Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier. Bearers were her three sons: Jon, Gary and David Lines, nephew George Kustas and son-in-law Owen Byrd. In attendance at the service were communicants of St. Anthony Church, St. Michael’s High school, and Jeanne Mance school of Nursing classmates, religious hospitaliers of St. Joseph, I.B.M. employees, members of the Essex Junction Police Force, South Cove Road neighbors, Oasis Diner employees, area business and professional people. Arrangements were by Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington.

 

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7 Comments »

  1. Sheridan Sarty passed away February 10, 2001.

    Comment by Mary Sarty — September 20, 2007 @ 4:18 am

  2. Sheridan Sarty passed away February 10, 2001. Sheridan would have been 36 years old September 20, 2007

    Comment by Mary Sarty — September 20, 2007 @ 4:20 am

  3. Gerald A. Wheelock passed away on April 19, 2000.

    Comment by Irma Wheelock Topper — December 16, 2007 @ 11:37 pm

  4. Sheridan Sarty would have been 38 years old September 20, 2009

    Comment by Sheridan Sarty — September 14, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

  5. Date of death 14 FEB 1984.

    Comment by Beatrice Gadue Piche — December 27, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

  6. Katherine Bellman passed away July 7, 2000.

    Comment by Anonymous — November 17, 2012 @ 4:14 pm


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