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December 24, 2006

Rutland Herald Funerals Held 03/2000

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RH March 2000 Funerals Held

Funerals Held

March 2000

March 16
Evelyn A. Chapman rites

BRATTLEBORO – The funeral for Evelyn A. Chapman, who died Sunday, was held Thursday at the West Brattleboro Baptist Church by the Rev. Steve McClelland, pastor. Burial followed in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery by the Rev. McClelland.

Pianist was Joan Green and organist was Helen Robb.

Readings were offered by the Rev. McClelland.

Words of remembrance were given by friends and family.

Bearers were Charles Robb Sr., Charles Robb Jr., Stuart Thurber Jr., Ross Thurber, Wesley Ives and David Newton.

A reception followed in the church parlor.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Ker, Westerlund and Fleming Funeral Home in Brattleboro.


Lyba B. Cohen rites

The funeral for Lyba B. Cohen, 82, of Rutland, who died March 17, was held Tuesday at the Tossing Funeral Home by Rabbi Solomon D. Goldberg of the Rutland Jewish Center. Burial will be held in Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, N.J.

Readings were given by a son, Barry Cohen.


Jeremy D. Peck rites

CUTTINGSVILLE – The funeral for Jeremy D. Peck, 19, who died Saturday, was held Thursday at the Wallingford-Aldous Funeral Home by the Rev. Frances Hakenson, pastor of the Shrewsbury United Church of Christ. Burial will be held at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery in East Wallingford.

Vocalists were Lynn Grandchamp, Becky Peck and Kylee Hall.

A poem and scripture reading was done by Kathe Wade.

Contributions may be made to the Jeremy Peck Memorial Fund, in care of Carol Waltham, Box 12, Route 103, Cuttingsville, 05738.

March 18

Ann L. Burroughs rites

DAVIS, Calif. – A memorial service for Ann L. Burroughs, 70, who died March 15, was held Saturday in Davis. Burial will be held in Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford, Vt. A Vermont memorial service will be held in the summer.

She was born Dec. 23, 1929, in Ferrisburgh, Vt., daughter of Roy A. and Rennie (Green) Burroughs.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont, a master’s degree from Harvard University and a doctorate from the University of California in Berkley.

Ms. Burroughs worked at Del Monte in the United States and in Kenya, Africa. She had also taught at the University of California.

She was a member of the Church of St. Martin in Davis and was active with a group training dogs for search and rescue missions.

Survivors include five cousins.

Contributions may be made to the Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis, 95016.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford.


Randi L. Cady Rites

The funeral service for Randi Leigh Cady, 13, of Chicopee, Mass., and a former resident of Wallingford and Rutland, who died March 13, was held Saturday at the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. The Rev. W. Andre Houle, pastor of St. Peter’s Church, officiated.

Readers were Catherine Blair, Beth Wolven and her mother, Ann Gallagher.


Hugh D. Hughes Rites

POULTNEY — The memorial service for Hugh David Hughes, 76, who died March 11, was held Saturday at the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home in Poultney. The Rev. Stephen R. Payne, pastor of the United Baptist Church of Poultney, officiated.

Burial will take place in Poultney Cemetery at a later date.


Arnold R. Munger

BENSON – Memorial services for Arnold Rawson Munger, 91, who died March 14, 2000, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, were held Saturday at the United Church of Benson. The Rev. Jo-Anne Short, pastor, officiated. Daphne Bartholomew was organist. Burial will take place at a later date at the Fair View Cemetery in Benson. The Durfee Funeral Home of Fair Haven was in charge of arrangements.


Joseph J. Strzelec

RUTLAND – Funeral services for Joseph J. Strzelec, 82, of Rutland, and formerly of West Rutland, who died March 15, 2000, were held Saturday at St. Peter’s Church in Rutland.

The Rev. Andre Houle, pastor, co-officiated with the Rev. Frank Warzoch, pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in West Rutland. Burial followed at the Evergreen Cemetery, where Rev. Houle read the prayers of the graveside service.

Helen Davidson was vocalist. James Cassarino was organist. Alfred Flory, Al Michael Cioffi, Joseph Tilden and James Davidson were ministers of the altar.

The West Rutland American Legion Post 87 and the Disabled American Veterans provided military services. Wally Pratt, Louis Choquette and Ronald Kantorski were flag folders.

John Truskowski Jr., Frank O’Bara, Albert Gawet, Steven Kapusti, Richard Prenevost and Frank Salengo Jr. were bearers.

Rev. Houle led prayer services Saturday at the Mullin-Clifford Funeral Home in West Rutland.

March 20

Ashlynn E. Barrett rites

The funeral for Ashlynn Elizabeth Barrett, infant daughter of William P. Barrett and Sarah L. Rumrill, who died Wednesday, was held Monday at the Aldous Funeral Home by the Rev. Edward Hackett, pastor of the United Methodist Church in Rutland. Burial will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery.


Robert K. Brown rites

SPRINGFIELD – The funeral for Robert K. Brown, 75, of Springfield, who died March 11, was held Monday at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home Chester Chapel by Don Bascom.

Contributions may be made to the Shrine’s Home for Children; 51 Blossom St., Boston, 02114.


Josephine Forcucci rites

The funeral for Josephine M. (Henderson) Forcucci, 74, of Rutland, who died Thursday, was held Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church by the Rev. James McShane, pastor. Burial was held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery with the Rev. McShane officiating.

Vocalist was Lori Routhier and organist was Richard Brown. Sharon Pinsoneault and Douglas Atwood sang a song by Mrs. Forcucci.

Readers were Robert F. Burke, Butch Atwood and Shana Duval.

Airoc Court 42 Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 31 held services Sunday. Claire O’Classen offered a prayer service.

Bearers were a grandson, Brian Atwood of Washington, D.C., Dana Atwood and Cade Duval, both of Rutland, Hayden Jones of Poultney, Bud Carpenter and Edmund Ouellette, both of Orwell.

A prayer service was held Sunday at the Clifford Funeral Home by the Rev. McShane.


Violet R. Swarm rites

BOMOSEEN – A memorial service for Violet Rose Swarm, 66, who died Friday, was held Monday at the Hubbardton Congregational Church by the Rev. Charles L. Knight, pastor. Burial will be held at a later date in Hillside Cemetery in Castleton.

Organist was Gayle Blyther.

Words of remembrance were offered by a son, Scott Swarm, and friends.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Durfee Funeral Home of Fair Haven.

March 22

George R. Burroughs rites

RANDOLPH, Mass. – The funeral for George R. Burroughs, 69, who died March 19, was held March 22 at the First Congregational Church in Randolph. Burial was held in Green Hill Cemetery in Wallingford, Vt.

He was born in Waltham, Vt., and grew up in Fair Haven, Vt.

Mr. Burroughs graduated from Fair Haven High School and attended Bryant and Stratton Business College in Boston.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Mr. Burroughs was a retired buyer and salesman of hardware and house wares and worked in wholesale houses in Boston and the South Shore for more than 40 years. He retired from United Supply of Braintree.

He was past president of the Square Saints, the Vermont Chapter of the National Camping Travelers and its Massachusetts Chapter.

He was a member and past deacon of the First Congregational Church of Randolph, past master of the Norfolk Union Masonic Lodge, and past master of the 22nd Lodge of Instruction in Quincy. He was presiding secretary of the Norfolk Union Lodge and recently celebrated his 25th year as a mason.

Survivors include his wife, Lodemia (Cary) Burroughs; a son, Paul Burroughs of Wallingford; a daughter, Cary Moran of Randolph; two sisters, Edith Roberts of Newington, Conn., and Marjorie Wilson of DeWitt, N.Y.; three grandchildren; a niece and two nephews.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the First Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 1 S. Main St., Randolph, 02368.

 


Lyba B. Cohen rites

A graveside service for Lyba B. Cohen, 82, of Rutland, who died Friday, was held Wednesday in Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, N.J., by Rabbi Stephen Listfield.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Tossing Funeral Home.


Jayne M. Conant rites

The funeral for Jayne Mainolfi Conant, 87, of Rutland, who died Sunday, was held Wednesday at St. Peter’s Church by the Rev. John Hebert. A private burial followed in Calvary Cemetery.

Organist was Robert McMahon and vocalist was Helen Davidson.

Bearers were John W. Conant Jr., Christopher Book, Paul Camp, Joseph Eaton and Joseph Bernhart, all of Rutland.

Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Church Renovation Fund, 134 Convent Ave., Rutland, 05701.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Aldous Funeral Home.


Robert F. McLellan rites

EAST POULTNEY – A memorial service for Robert "Tim" Francis McLellan, 67, who died Saturday, was held Wednesday at the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home of Poultney. The Rev. Richard Tinney, pastor of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Fair Haven, officiated. Burial will be held in Chippenhook, N.Y., at a later date.

Words of remembrance were offered by a niece, Holly.


John F. Oney rites

The funeral for John F. Oney, 82, of Rutland, who died Sunday, was held Wednesday at the Aldous Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas V. Mattison of Christ the King Church. Entombment was held in Forest Dale Cemetery with burial to be held there at a later date.

Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.


Grace B. Stone rites

The funeral for Grace B. Stone, 71, of Rutland, who died Sunday, was held Wednesday at the Tossing Funeral Home by the Rev. Reid C. Mayo, pastor of Christ the King Church. Burial was held in East Clarendon Cemetery with the Rev. Mayo officiating.

Bearers were a son, Joseph Stone, Michael Peer and Joseph Duprey III, all of Rutland, Frank Carter of Bennington, Andy Lampiasi of Rutland Town and Joseph Stevens III of Sarasota, Fla.

March 23

Lawrence A. Wright

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A memorial service for Senior Judge Lawrence A. Wright, 72, who died March 19, was held March 23 at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home Inc. of Annapolis.

He was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Eustis, Maine.

Judge Wright entered the U.S. Army as a private in 1945 and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 1978 as a colonel in the Judge Advocate Branch. He received the Legion of Merit award.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in 1953, a law degree from Georgetown University in 1956, and a master’s degree from Boston University Law School in 1962. From 1957 to 1969, he was senior trail counsel for the Internal Revenue Service in Boston.

Judge Wright served as tax commissioner for the state of Vermont from 1969 through 1971. During his administration, the Vermont sales tax was enacted, and he was responsible for its implementation. He joined the law firm of Gravel, Shea & Wright, Ltd., where he practiced law until his 1984 appointment to the tax court.

He was appointed to the American Battle Monuments Committee in 1981 by then President Ronald Reagan, which he served until his appointment to the United States Tax Court. He took the oath of office to the U.S. Tax Court on Oct. 30, 1984, and assumed senior status on Nov. 1, 1996.

During his 14 years in Vermont, he served on the Boy Scout Council of Vermont and was awarded the Sliver Beaver.

He enjoyed sailing on Lake Champlain.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Avis F. (Leahy) Wright; a brother, Linwood F. Wright of New Sharon, Maine; five sons, Michael Wright of Jericho, Vt., David Wright of Annapolis, James Wright of Montpelier, France, Stephen Wright of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Douglas Wright of San Francisco; and six grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held June 3 at 11 a.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery in Falmouth, Maine.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society, Unit 110, P.O. Box 4203, Annapolis, Md., 21403.

 

March 25

A. Franka Slattery rites

The funeral for Antoinette Francesca "Franka" Slattery, 57, of Rutland, who died Wednesday, was held Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. The Revs. James McShane, pastor, Richard Tinney, pastor of Our Lady of Seven Dolors in Fair Haven, and Adam Krempa, pastor of St. Anne’s Church in Middletown Springs, co-officiated.

Organist was Richard Brown and vocalist was Lori Routhier.

Words of remembrance written by Patrick Slattery were read by Glenda Hawley.

Bearers were Michael Lovullo, Wayne Young, Brian Gilligan, William Pratico Jr., John J. Slattery Sr. and John J. Slattery Jr.

Closing prayers were held prior to the funeral at the Aldous Funeral Home by the Rev. Reid C. Mayo, pastor of Christ the King Church.

A prayer service was held Friday evening at the funeral home by the Rev. McShane.

Contributions may be made to the Rutland Cancer Center, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Allen Street, Rutland, or the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, P.O. Box 787, Rutland, 05702-0787.

March 27

Earl E. Hamilton rites

BENNINGTON – The funeral for Earl E. Hamilton, 76, who died Friday, was held Monday at the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. George D. Eberly, pastor. Burial with military honors followed in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington by the Rev. Eberly.

Organist was Laura Reid.

Words of remembrance were offered by a nephew, Jim Hamilton and Irving Gardner.

Bearers were Jim Hamilton, Richard North, David Goodell, Johnathan Ryan, Scott Seiple, Kenneth Hall and William Baker.

Taps was sounded by Maurice Rancourt.

Flag folders were Ralph Brown and Joseph Krawczyk, both of the American Legion Post 13 in Bennington, with Mr. Brown presenting the flag to Mr. Hamilton’s son, Gary.

The American Legion Post 13 held a service Sunday evening.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home in Bennington.


Helen A. Nichols rites

PROCTOR – The funeral for Helen A. Nichols, 80, who died Saturday, was held Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Proctor. The Rev. Carol Miller, pastor of the Weybridge Congregational Church, officiated. She was assisted by St. Paul lay leader, Karl Thomsen. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Proctor.

Organist was Joan Ward.

Words of remembrance were given by a daughter, Johanna Nichols.

Bearers were Augusta Barstow, Annalise Marcus, Donn Marcus, Thomas Opsahl, Keith Belager and Claude Griffin.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford.


Carolyn D. Rusk rites

HAMPTON, N.Y. – The funeral for Carolyn (Dailey) Rusk, 82, who died Friday, was held Monday at the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home in Poultney, Vt. The Rev. Gill Ott, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Poultney, officiated. Burial will be held at a later date in Poultney Cemetery.

March 28

Louise M. Jaird rites

LUDLOW – The funeral Mass for Louise M. Jaird, 90, who died Sunday, was held Tuesday at the Church of Annunciation in Ludlow by the Rev. Robert Richardson, pastor. Entombment followed in Oakland Cemetery Vault in Springfield with burial to be held at a later date in Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow.

Organist was Betty Severin and soloist was Donald Hofer. Reader was Charles Murray.

Bearers were Gary Pike of Mount Holly; Newton Pike and Jay Clark, both of Ludlow; and Patrick Jaird of St. Albans.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

 


Sister M. Justin Lavin rites

The funeral for Sister M. Justin Lavin, 78, who died Saturday, was held Tuesday at Mount St. Joseph Convent Chapel by the Most Rev. Kenneth A. Angell, bishop of Burlington. A private burial was held in Calvary Cemetery.

Con-celebrants were the Revs. Reid C. Mayo, Raymond Giroux, Richard Lavalley, John Kenney, Frank Warzocha, Raymond Walsh, John Herbert, J. Charles Durham, John Guischard, Francis Flanagan and William Gorman, and Monsignors Paul Bresnehan and Walter Miller.

Organist was Margaret Curtis.

Bearers were Richard Lavin, John Lavin, and Frank Lavin, all nephews, and Martin McDonough.

Contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund, 131 Convent Ave., Rutland, 05701, or to Christ the King School, 66 S. Main St., Rutland.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.


Esther I. Scott rites

POULTNEY – A memorial service for Esther Irene Scott, 82, who died Saturday, was held Tuesday at the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home in Poultney by the Rev. Alexander Stringer, pastor of St. David’s Anglican Church of Poultney.

Members of the Poultney Women’s Club were in attendance.

A reading written by Mrs. Scott’s niece, Barbara Walolit, was read by a niece, Kris Giddings.

March 29

Albert B. Cushing rites

BENNINGTON – The funeral for Albert B. Cushing, who died Monday, was held Wednesday at All Faith Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home by the Rev. Michael A. Demasi, chaplain. Burial was held in the Vermont Veterans War Memorial Cemetery by the Rev. Demasi.

Organist was Louise Gauthier and soloist was Monica Murray.

Bearers were Paul Kennedy, James Poore, George Keen and Anthony Antonio.

Members of the U.S. Army, Company I, were in attendance.

The flag was folded by Ralph Brown and Joseph Krawczyk, who also presented the flag to Mr. Cushing’s brother, George.

Taps were sounded by Woody Strobeck.

 


Julia Frazier rites

PROCTOR – The funeral for Julia Frazier, 72, who died Monday, was held Wednesday at St. Dominic’s Church in Proctor. The Rev. Monsignor Paul Bresnehan, pastor, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Russ Gates, minister of the Union Church of Proctor. Burial was held in Riverside Cemetery in Proctor by Monsignor Bresnehan, assisted by the Rev. Gates.

Organist was Margaret Curtis and vocalist was Richard Frazier. Reader was the Rev. Gates.

Bearers were Daniel Gallus, Charles Sule, Charles Skuba, Jerome Bartlett, Andy Allard and Thomas Hogan, all of Proctor.

A prayer service was held Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Clifford Funeral Home by Monsignor Bresnehan.

 


George G. Smith rites

A memorial service for George Gaines Smith, 90, of Rutland, who died Monday, was held Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Chapel by the Rev. Christopher A. Powell, rector. Burial was held in Evergreen Cemetery by the Rev. Powell.

Organist was Betty Clark.

Arrangements were under the direction of Tossing Funeral Home.

 


Anthony R. Woodbury rites

CASTLETON – The funeral Mass for Anthony R. "Fred" Woodbury, 32, who died Saturday, was held Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Castleton. The Rev. J. Charles Durham, pastor, officiated. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery in Castleton.

Organist was Hazel Beals and soloist was Mary Jo Knapp.

Bearers were Jason Coltey and Brad Kendall, both of Fair Haven, Matt Thomas of Bomoseen, Junior Feliciano of Castleton, Matt Cole of Whitehall, N.Y., and Mike Cole of West Rutland.

A prayer service was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home by the Rev. Durham.

A Masonic service was also held Tuesday evening by the Eureka Lodge 75 F&AM.

 

March 30

Roger G. Eastman Sr. rites

WEATHERSFIELD – The funeral for Roger G. "Roddy" Eastman Sr., 51, who died Monday, was held Thursday at the Perkinsville Community Church by the Rev. Harry L. Peatt, pastor. Burial will be held in Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville at a later date.

Organist was Rachel Jensen.

Bearers were Cyrus Eastman and Keith Graham, both of Weathersfield, Nick Eastman of Sharon, Gary Johnson of Springfield, James Graham of Perkinsville and Andre Ingalls of Ascutney.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

 


Teruo Yoshimura Rites

BENNINGTON – The funeral for Teruo "Teddy" Yoshimura, who died Monday, was held Thursday at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home by the Rev. Penny Rich Smith, pastor of the North Bennington Congregational Church. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Words of remembrance were offered by a family friend, Elizabeth Boudreau.

Bearers were Timothy Davis, Rodney Tobin, Aaron and Chad Boynton, John Darling and Jimmy Wilkinson.

Mrs. Boudreau served as an honorary bearer.

 

March 31

Francis L. Fassett

FOREST DALE – The funeral for Francis Loran "Jack" Fassett, 87, who died Wednesday, was held Friday at the Grace Episcopal Church in Forest Dale by the Rev. Gordon Bardos, pastor. A reception followed in the church hall. A private graveside service followed in Forest Dale Cemetery.

Bearers were Kenneth Leno and Robert LaPorte, both of Leicester, Edward Bird and Rod Goodspeed, both of Forest Dale; Ken Putnam of Brandon and Gerald Ballard of Rutland.

Contributions may be made to the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, 05733.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

 


Scott M. Murray

A graveside service for Scott M. Murray, 27, who died Wednesday, was held Friday in Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford by the Rev. Susan Harding, pastor of the Pittsford United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford.

 


Richard H. Whitney Rites

SPRINGFIELD – A memorial service for Richard H. Whitney, 73, who died Saturday, was held Friday at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield. The Rev. James M. Shea, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, officiated. Burial with full military honors followed in Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.

Military services were provided by members of the Robert L. Johnson Post 771 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Members of the firing squad were Jack Talkington, Waldron Brown, Olin Bartley and Walter Rachiski.

Taps were sounded by Carlos Welsh and the flag was presented to the family by Elmer Kruse.

 

 

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