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Burlington Free Press Funerals Held 07/2000

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BFP July 2000 Funerals

Funerals Held

July 2000

July 1
SOUTH HERO — BAKER, Gertrude G. — Graveside services will be held for Gertrude G. Baker, who died Jan. 29, 2000, on Saturday, July 1, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in South Hero Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Hero. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, Winooski.
WINOOSKI — SMART, Pauline — Funeral services for Pauline Smart were held Saturday, July 1, 2000, in the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski with the Rev. Thomas Ball officiating. The music was provided by Mary O’Kane. Interment followed in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester with Father Ball offering committal prayers. Arrangements were made by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., Winooski.
ESSEX JUNCTION — WHITCOMB, LOIS (FOLEY) — Funeral services were held Saturday, July 1, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Chapel in Essex Junction with the Rev. Bob Lowenthal conducting the service. Readings were proclaimed by granddaughters Briana and Cynthia McCormack and Michelle Lewis. Words of remembrance were shared by friend Gordon Lewis and son John McCormack. Burial followed in Mountain View Cemetery in Essex Center with daughter Elizabeth Leggett reading remembrances written by dear friend Laurel Dodds. Music was provided by bagpiper Bob McEwing. Bearers were sons John and Thomas McCormack; sons-in-law Todd Leggett and Brian Skiba and nephews Michael and Rob Ravlin. Attending the service were many area artists, friends and neighbors.
July 2
BURLINGTON — SULLIVAN, Mildred E. — A memorial service celebrating the life of Mildred E. Sullivan will be held Sunday, July 2, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Sheldon Springs. Mildred passed away on January 13, 2000 in Fairhope, Ala. She was a summer resident in North Hero. Friends and relatives are invited to attend and remember this loving and gentle woman.
July 3
SOUTH BURLINGTON — PARISEAU, Robert ""Bob” P. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, July 3, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington with the Rev. Robert Ryan, celebrant. Concelebrating the Mass was the Rev. Roger Charbonneau with Deacon Joseph Lane assisting. The altar servers were Lorette Veret, Jay Keller and Bea Beuchler, and Bob Wilkins as cross bearer. The cantor was Nancy Greene and the music was provided by Mary Lawlor. The readings were proclaimed by Janice Phelps and Nancy Morin. The offertory gifts were presented by Michael Morin and Kathleen Ploof. Words of remembrance were shared by Bob’s daughter, Lisa (Pariseau) Fay. Interment followed in Resurrection Park Cemetery with Father Ryan, Father Charbonneau and Deacon Lane offering committal prayers. Bearers were David Fay, John Dryer, Bob Morin, Barry Shepard, George Newton and David Viens. Arrangements were made by the LaVigne Funeral Home, Winooski.
BURLINGTON — TERHUNE, Lawrence E. — Funeral services were held Monday, July 3, 2000, at noon in the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski with the Rev. Albert ""Skip” Baltz officiating. Interment followed in the Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester with Father Baltz offering committal prayers. Full military honors were accorded the deceased by members of the Vermont Air National Guard. Bearers were Steve Burke, John Felix, Sean Dusablon, Dwight Rolston, Jean Kelptz and Kevin Sendra, all members of the Vermont Air National Guard.
July 5
ESSEX JUNCTION — LEEDY, Carl B. — A largely attended funeral service was held Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, with the Rev. Lizette Baxter officiating. Words of remembrance were offered by Carl’s family and shared by the Rev. Baxter and close family friend, Mark Ellingwood. Attending were many relatives, friends and neighbors, and representatives from S.T. Griswold Co. Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Baxter offering committal prayers. Urn bearer was his son, Eric Leedy.
WINOOSKI — MERCURE, Fernande B. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald Bombardier officiating. Concelebrating the Mass was the Rev. Richard Lavalley. The placing of the pall was by Holly Ward and Brett Danis. Words of remembrance were shared by Danielle Mercure. The readings were proclaimed by Scott Sabourin and Tammy Christiansen. The offertory gifts were presented by Traci Roza and Nicole Mercure, all grandchildren of Mrs. Mercure. The music was provided by Celia Kenyon. Interment followed in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery with Father Bombardier offering committal prayers. Bearers were Kevin Sabourin, Kerry Sabourin, Jay Danis, Mark Danis, Dean Bruce and Tim Bruce, all grandsons of Mrs. Mercure. Arrangements were by the LaVigne Funeral Home, Winooski.
July 6
JEFFERSONVILLE — ROGERS, Rodney R. — A largely attended memorial service for Rodney R. Rogers was held Thursday, July 6, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the Second Congregational Church of Jeffersonville with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin of the United Church of Fairfax officiating. Organist and soloist Greta Boozan provided special musical selections including ""The Old Rugged Cross,” ""In the Garden.” ""Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” ""Precious Lord,” and ""Amazing Grace.” Kind words of remembrance were shared with all attending by Bethany Harrington, and special memories written by Ryan and Ashley Quidaciolu were read by the Rev. Griffin. Representatives were present from Cambridge Highway Department, Cambridge Town Offices, G.W. Tatro Construction Co., Jack F. Corse Inc., Vermont Agency of Transportation, Green Mountain Aerie 3210 F.O.E., and Cambridge School District. Inurnment followed in the family lot in Jeffersonville Cemetery with the Rev. Griffin offering committal prayers. A reception followed for family and friends in the church hall, kindly sponsored by the Ladies of the Church. Honorary bearers were Gerald Tatro, Frank Machia, Alvin Wright, Lucius Boyce, Mike Spaulding, and Frank Hutchins. Arrangements were by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
July 8
ESSEX JUNCTION — CLAIRMONT, Richard H. — Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, with the Rev. Thomas Mosher officiating. Burial took place in Mountainview Cemetery with the Rev. Mosher conducting the committal prayers. Full military honors were accorded the family by the Vermont Army Guard with the presentation of the flag to Mrs. Clairmont by the Vermont Air Guard. Bearers were Ronald Bushey and nephews James, Robert, Mark, Stephen and Greg Clairmont. Attending the service were employees of IBM, B.F. Goodrich, Vermont Agency of Transportation, Essex Junction town officials, neighbors and longtime friends.
WILLISTON — GILL, Lillian Z. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, July 8, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Williston by the Rev. Donald J. Ravey. Lillian’s children, Frederick and Edward Gill, Ann Baron and Mary LaBounty, placed the pall on their mother’s casket. Her son, Frederick, and daughter-in-law, Renae Gill, presented the offertory gifts. Burial followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery with the Rev. Ravey sharing the committal prayers. Bearers were Steve Kruger, Bill and David Gill, Brian Kerr, Shawn LaBounty and Greg Bombardier. Arrangements were by Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 216 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
JERICHO — HILLARY, Leroy S. — A service of celebration of the life of LeRoy S. Hillary was held Saturday, July 8, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Covenant Community Church in Jericho. The Rev. Doug Wysockey-Johnson officiated. Mr. Hillary’s son, Michael Hillary, and son-in-law, Joseph Haddock, shared words of love and remembrances. Grandson Jeff Haddock was the soloist accompanied on guitar by his father, Joe. Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Vermont Air National Guard with the U.S. flag presented to his wife, Virginia. Bearers were his son, Michael Hillary, grandsons Jeremy Knope and Jeff and Tim Haddock, son-in-law Joseph Haddock, and close family friend Mike Knope. Arrangements were by Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.
JEFFERSONVILLE — NOBLE, Winona R. (Spencer) — Largely attended funeral services for Winona R. (Spencer) Noble of Jeffersonville were held Saturday, July 8, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the Second Congregational Church of Jeffersonville with the Rev. Donald Goff officiating. Special musical selections were provided by organist Aimee Baizley and pianist Greta Boozan, who also accompanied the Second Congregational Church Choir in specially selected presentations including ""For All the Saints,” ""O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee,” ""Morning Has Broken,” and ""Blest Be the Ties That Bind.” A beautiful flute solo of ""How Great Thou Art” was performed by flutist and niece Martha Foster. Loving words of remembrance were shared with all attending by a daughter, Laura Bailey; a son, Spencer Noble; and many of the friends, neighbors and relatives present. Representatives were also present from the Gailer School, Cambridge Town Offices, Lamoille County Home Health, the Crescendo Club, Eagles Auxiliary, Cambridge School Dept., former teachers and students, Second Congregational Church deacons and trustees, and Varnum Memorial Library. Special honor guard was formed by a contingency attending from Johnson Chapter 65, OES. Interment followed in the family lot in Jeffersonville Village Cemetery with the Rev. Goff offering committal prayers. Bagpipe music at the graveside service was provided by Linda Haines. A reception followed in the church hall graciously sponsored by The Ladies of the Church. Bearers were Gregory Hunt, Paul Roberts, John Noble, Neal Noble, Aaron Noble, Andrew Noble, and Aaron Dietz. Arrangements were by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
CORRECTION BURLINGTON — NORTH, Charles W. ""Charlie” — Visiting hours for Charles W. North, 84, who died July 3, 2000, will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, July 7, 2000 at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington. Funeral services willl be held Saturday, July 8, 2000, at 10:00 a.m. in the Salvation Army, Main Street, Burlington, with burial in Eldridge Cemetery in South Burlington.
July 9
SHELBURNE/MONTPELIER — PRESSEY, Muriel Lyon — The family of Muriel Lyon Pressey cordially invites her many friends to join us in a ceremony celebrating her life at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000, in Pleasantview Cemetery in Morrisville. Muriel Lyon Pressey, late of Shelburne, formerly resided in Montpelier and Morrisville. Please join the family for a light lunch directly following the ceremony at Hilary’s Restaurant, Route 100, 65 Northgate Plaza, Morrisville. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, is in charge of arrangements.
July 10
MIDDLEBURY — CONLON, Laura Galassi — A Mass of Christian Burial for Laura Galassi Conlon, who passed away at her residence on July 7, 2000 was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury on July 10, 2000. Celebrant was the Rev. John McDermott, Pastor. Gospel readings were by Charles Mraz and William Mraz. Laurene Mraz Peterson and Sarah Louise Mraz presented the gifts. Reflections were given by Patricia Mraz. Organist was Kevin Parizo. Pallbearers were: William Mraz, Charles Mraz, Thomas Peterson, Jeremy Hammond, Ton Zwaan, Mitchell Kurker. Sanderson Funeral Service was in care of arrangements.
NEWPORT — MASSEAU, Omer — Committal services for Omer Noel Masseau, who died on July 2, 2000, will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2000 in St. Theresa’s Cemetery in Hyde Park, with the Rev. Denis Breton officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes, Inc., locally family owned and operated.
July 11
SWANTON — LASNIER, Mary ""Minnie” — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The celebrant was pastor, Father Charles H. Ranges, SSE. Ministers of the Altar were, Joseph Gamache and John Tougas. Sister Yvonne Martell, DHS, served as the Eucharistic Minister. The crucifix was placed on Mrs. Lasnier’s casket by her daughter, Theresa Cassavoy. Readings from scripture were proclaimed by grandson, Alan Cassavoy. Offertory gifts were presented by great-granddaughters, Amy and Erin Cassavoy. The organist and soloist was Mrs. Lasnier’s great-nephew, Gary Moreau. Among the delegations in attendance were representatives from IBM, Holiday House, Giordano Manor, and the Nativity Parish Community. Interment followed in the family lot in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, with Father Ranges reading the committal prayers. The bearers were grandchildren, Stephen, Richard, Patrice and Kathleen Moreau and great-grandsons, Benjamin and Mark Moreau. Following the prayers of committal, a luncheon was served in the Nativity Parish Center, hosted by the Ladiesof Saint Anne.
CHARLOTTE — LeBOEUF, Shirley (Heath) — Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the Charlotte Congregational Church with the Rev. Richard Crocker officiating. Carolyn Bolles was organist. Burial took place in Grandview Cemetery with the Rev. Crocker conducting the committal prayers. Bearers were William Heath Jr., Randall, Scott, Timothy and Michael Heath, and Joseph Derouchie. Attending the service were many Charlotte town officials, owners of Papa Nick’s Restaurant and Burdic’s Restaurant, employees of Woolworth’s and Queen City Printers, neighbors and many friends. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, was in charge of arrangements.
FAIRFAX — McARDLE, Marie Louise — Funeral services were held for Marie Louise McArdle on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. in the United Church of Fairfax, with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Special musical selections were provided by church organist Lorraine Wood; including: ""Amazing Grace”, ""How Great Thou Art” and ""The Old Rugged Cross”. Special memories were shared with all attending by friends and neighbors, Betty Parker, Pauline Lavallee, Sharon Horr, Michael Cain, Patti Smith and niece, Joan Colton. Representatives were present from B.F.A. Fairfax School Board, faculty, former students and school teachers, United Church of Fairfax, Fairfax Community Library, United Church of Milton, Fairfax Historical Society and Franklin County Home Health. Interment followed in the family lot in St. Luke Cemetery with Reverend Griffin offering committal prayers. A reception followed in the church hall, kindly provided by the Ladies of the United Church of Fairfax. Bearers were: Tom Collins, Lucien Hayes, Paul Lavallee, Larry Leach, Roger Merchant, Albert W. Rich, Malcolm Wood. Arrangements were by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax.
July 12
ENOSBURG — CARPENTER, Merton E. — Memorial services for Merton E. Carpenter, who passed away June 16, 2000, will be held in the United Methodist Church in Enosburg on Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at 2 p.m.
WATERBURY — ELDRED, Helen O. — Funeral services were held in the Christ Memorial Church in Williston on Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Helen O. Eldred, who passed away on July 9, 2000. Interment followed in the family lot in Enosburg Center Cemetery. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury was in charge of arrangements.
WINOOSKI — ROCK, Carl H. — Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski with the Rev. Pierre A. LaVal-lee and Pastor David Woods officiating. Interment will be at a later time and at the convenience of the family. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at the Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury and to Dr. Ed Clark.
CHARLOTTE — WICKER, Bebe (Chandler) — A memorial service was celebrated Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the Charlotte Congregational Church with the Rev. Richard Crocker officiating and Carolyn Bolles, organist. Memories and remembrances were shared by her son, ""Choppy” and many Cedar Beach neighbors, former Charlotte Pony Club members, and Montpelier classmates and friends. Interment took place in Grandview Cemetery on Monday with a private family ceremony. Representatives were in attendance from Garden Way, Charlotte town offices, former Charlotte Pony Club members, Cedar Beach neighbors, Montpelier classmates and former neighbors, members of the Charlotte Congregational Church and longtime friends. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, was in charge of arrangements.
July 14
SOUTH BURLINGTON — BLOW, Jerry J. Jr. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, July 14, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. John Hamilton officiating. Music was provided by Nancy Greene, soloist, and Yvonne Gravelin, organist. Interment followed in Resurrection Park Cemetery with Father Hamilton offering committal prayers. Taps and presentation of the U.S. flag were provided by the Vermont Air National Guard. Bearers were Glenn Bruce, Christopher Bruce, William Babcock III, Raymond Tyler and Brad Remick, all grandsons; and Jay Morin. Arrangements were by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
WINOOSKI — MICHAUD, Cecile M. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, July 14, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Laval- ley officiating. The readings were proclaimed by Matthew Dumas and David Picher. The music was provided by Peggy Lesage and Yvette Tatro. Interment followed in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery with Father Lavalley offering committal prayers. Bearers were Thomas Picher, Jeffrey Kelsey, Kevin Kelsey, Robert Picher, Gregory Kelsey, Timothy Carroll and Steven Kelsey. Arrangements were by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.
EAST CALAIS — STRANAHAN, Janet Leonard — Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 14, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. in the Memorial Hall in North Calais, for Janet Leonard Stranahan, who died June 21, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington. Durward Ellis will officiate.
July 15
A memorial service will be held for 71 year old JOHN DAIGNAULT on Saturday, July 15,2000 at 10:00 am in St John Vianney’s Church in South Burlington. John passed away in Ocala, Fla. on January 5, 2000 after a long battle with diabetes. His family would like all his dear friends to join them in this last farewell. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to theVT Diabetes Association.
WILLARD H. ""BUSTER” MILLS ST. ALBANS — A graveside funeral and committal service for Willard H. ""Buster” Mills will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. in the family lot at Greenwood Cemetery on South Main Street. He was a longtime resident of Beverly Court in St. Albans, who passed away on March 9, 2000, at his home in Sarasota, Fla. following a long illness. The Reverend Kelly Warner, Pastor of the Georgia United Methodist Chruch will officiate. Following the services, a reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, hosted by the United Methodist Women. ""Buster” was born in Montpelier on August 7, 1921, the son of the late Fred H. and Rhoda (Thomas) Mills, and was a retired supervisor at Union Carbide Corporation (now Energizer). He was a decorated U.S. Army Rifleman with the 10th Mt. Infantry during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Green Mtn. Post #1, American Legion, and the 10th Mt. Alumni Association. He was a graduate of Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. Willard is survived by his wife, Lucille (Pigeon) Mills of Sarasota and St. Albans, his son, Thomas O. Mills of Chevy Chase, Md., his daughter, Deborah M. McKim and her husband, Gerry of Valrico, Fla.; and five grandchildren. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street.
MONTPELIER — WILCOX, Margaret L. — A graveside service for Margaret L. Wilcox, 93, who died Sunday, will be held Saturday, July 15, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in St. Johnsbury. Barber and Lanier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
July 16
NEWPORT — NEALY, Grace Chandler — A memorial service for Grace Chandler Nealy, who passed away on February 8, will be held on Sunday, July 16 at the Newport United Church at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Martha Peck officiating. Arrangements by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.
July 18
WATERBURY CENTER — METAYER, Emily Carroll — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Waterbury by the Rev. Bernard Bourgeois on Tuesday at 11 a.m. for Emily Carroll Metayer, who passed away July 15, 2000. Organist John Colby led the congregation in singing the hymns, ""Morning Has Broken,” ""Prayer of St. Francis,” and ""Amazing Grace.” The altar servers were Eric Barber and Corey Chenette. Emily’s children, Virginia Waite, Vincent Metayer, Andrew Metayer, and Chris Metayer placed the pall on the casket, and Ernest Metayer Jr., Marguerite Sayah, Josette Metayer, Stephanie Metayer, and Phillip Metayer presented the offertory gifts. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Augustine, formed an honor guard at the entrance of the church for the processional and recessional and placed the Catholic Daughters’ pall on the casket in honor of the many years of service that Emily gave to the organization. The CDA honor guard was comprised of Rose Pelchuck, Pat Percy, Mary Lynn Percy, Polly Redmond, Brenda Voyer, and Patricia Gardner. The readings were proclaimed by sons-in-law David Waite and Fred Messer. The eulogist was Georgeanne Baker. The bearers were Larry Kingsbury, Ron Danyew, Ernest Danyew, Marc Metayer, Barry Metayer, Don Orfield, Joseph Metayer, and Robert Schneider. Interment took place in Holy Cross Cemetery in Duxbury with a reception that followed in St. Leo’s parish hall sponsored by St. Andrew’s Altar Society. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury was in charge of arrangements.
July 19
BURLINGTON — BOVE, Louis B. — A Mass of Christian Burial with a large attendance was celebrated Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral for Louis B. Bove. Father Stephen Hornat, S.S.E., rector, was the principal celebrant and homilist, and con-celebrants were Fathers Pierre LaVallee and John Milanese, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lane and altar servers Larry Limoge and William Bachand. The pall was placed by granddaughters Sarah and Mary Bove. Music for the Mass was played and sung by his grandchildren, Mark Brassard, Jan Smith, Denise Sanborn, Suzanne Fields and Tammy Clausen, along with Burlington Police Deputy Chief John Sonnick. The readings were proclaimed by his son, Stephen Bove, and the gifts were presented by Joyce Bove, daughter-in-law; Lorraine Siple, close friend; and Larry Brassard, son-in-law. Louie’s sole surviving brother, John Bove, offered a fitting tribute of memories to his older brother that visibly touched many present. An honor guard with colors was provided by officers and members of the Burlington Police Officers Association who also supplied a twin cruiser escort for the funeral cortege to the church and cemetery. Representatives were present from Knights of Columbus, Burlington Council #279; Chittenden South Supervisory Union, State Industrial Products, IBM, VNA/Hospice, and a host of friends and acquaintances. St. Joseph ushers were present and provided the two main-aisle ushers, Ernest Charbonneau and Leo Marcotte. Interment followed in the Mount Calvary Cemetery annex with Fathers LaVallee and Milanese conducting the committal service. Bearers were grandsons Mark, Jeff, John, Steve and Matt Brassard, and grandson-in-law Larry Smith. In addition to the obituary, it is to be mentioned that Louie was recently predeceased by his brother, Nale Mark ""Chris” Bove, and many years ago by a brother, Malfacolne; and a sister, Esther Bove. Arrangements were in the care of Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home.
HINESBURG — LYMAN, Marilyn (Thompson) — A large gathering of relatives and friends were in attendance in the Richmond Congregational Church on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. for a service in celebration of the life of Marilyn Thompson Lyman. Participating in the service were the Rev. Dr. Barbara Purinton, Pastor, organist Mary Jo Andrews, and soloist Joanne Machia. Burial took place in Riverview Cemetery, with Rev. Purinton conducting the committal prayers. Attending the service were many former classmates of Marilyn, Richmond Fire Department, many members of Richmond Congregational Church, Town officials, and business people, area farmers and neighbors. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot Street, was in charge of arrangements.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — QUEBEC, Shirley V. — Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Colchester, with the Rev. Lisette Baxter conducting the service, assisted by Chalice Carol Hood. Music was provided by organist Lonnie Sweet and singers Martha and Murray Hunt. Readings were read by grandchildren Shanna Quebec, Bianca Nolin, and Kimberly Parisi. Offertory gifts were brought up to the altar by grandchildren Joshua Quebec and Shelby Nolin and sister Marjorie Shaw. Burial followed in the family lot in Jericho Corners Cemetery in Jericho. Attending the service were representatives from IBM, O.E.S., members of Kings Daughters, Rebecca’s, Field of Dreams Daycare, Sica Court, members of St. Andrew’s Church. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction was in charge of arrangements.
July 20
MILTON — SANDERSON, Jessica H. — Largely attended funeral services for Jessica H. Sanderson of Milton were held Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the United Church of Milton, with the Rev. Jeffrey Cornwell officiating. Special music selections were performed by organist and soloist Mary Jo Gillilan, including ""To Thee We Praise”, ""Old Rugged Cross”, and ""Side by Side”. Memories were shared by husband Loren, son Dennis Kendall, grandson Jesse Kendall, nephew Harold Cross, cousin and neighbor Doris Mears, and neighbor Robin Woods-Brisson. Delegations present were from Milton Grange #522, Chittenden County Pomona, Vermont State Grange, officers and members, Calvin Coolidge Pomona #29, Essex Center #155, The Order of the Eastern Star Chittenden County Chapter #59, and O.E.S. #6 Jericho, Seneca Lodge #40 F&AM Milton, the VNA and a wealth of neighbors and friends. At the end of the funeral service, an Honor Guard was assembled leading from the front of the church to the hearse in honor of Mrs. Sanderson; comprised of members from the Vermont State Grange and its many subordinates. Burial followed in the family lot in Milton Village Cemetery, with the Rev. Cornwell offering committal prayers. Following the funeral, a reception was held in the church vestry for the family, where food and memories were shared by those present. This was generously provided by the Ladies of the United Church. Wednesday evening, a Grange Service was conducted in the funeral home by the Milton Grange #522, offered by Master Lyndon Sheldon and Chaplain Ruth Mattson. Vermont State Grange was represented as well as Subordinates Essex Center #155, Blue Mountain #263 Ryegate, Bridport #303, Riverside #455, Colchester #456, Fletcher #473, Mt. Holly #513, Richmond #557, and Blue Spruce Grange #574 Essex Junction. This was followed by an Order of the Eastern Star Wake Service, conducted by members of Chittenden Chapter #59 O.E.S. Phyllis Mayville was Worthy Matron, Bob Anderson was Worthy Patron, and Clint Baxter, Chaplain. Star Points were Sandra Griswold as Adah, Sharon Boudrea as Ruth, Shirley Lawrence as Ester, Sally White was Martha, and Jane Kronoff was Electa. Arrangements were by the Minor Funeral Home of Milton.
July 21
BURLINGTON — FLEECE, Joseph A. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, July 21, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. John G. Feltz officiating. The offertory gifts were presented by his twin children, daughter Judith LaCross and son James Fleece. Attending along with all of his children were several relatives of his extended family, friends, neighbors and parishioners of St. Mark’s Church. Full military honors were accorded Joseph, and the U.S. flag was presented to his oldest son, Joseph, by members of the Vermont Air National Guard. Burial was in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Bearers were John St. Amour, Jason Cobb, Shaun Hayes, Peter Colompos, Yaw Adu-Damoh, and Mark Malloy. Arrangements were by the Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, 934 North Ave.,Burlington.
SOUTH HERO — HURLBUT, John N. — A tribute to John N. Hurlbut’s life was held Friday, July 21, 2000, at 1 p.m. in South Hero Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Philip Branon and Minister Debra LaPorte. The eulogy was given by his niece, Andrea Prescott. A tree was presented by the nephew, Chief William Champagne of the Grand Isle Fire Department. Full military honors were accorded the deceased by members of the Vermont Army National Guard. The flag was presented to John’s wife, Teresa, and then given to his grandson, Lt. Erich Kessler, by his grandmother. Following the military honor guard, Scot Prescott, a nephew, flew over the grave with his airplane in honor of John’s love of planes. A delegation from the Chittenden Bank, Victims Advocate 2000, Social Rehabilitation Services, Vermont Center of Cancer Medicine/Oncology Department, Franklin and Grand Isle state’s attorneys and the Probation Department were in attendance. Arrangements were made by the LaVigne Funeral Home, Winooski.
July 22
ST. ALBANS — PETERS, Elizabeth F. "Betty” — Funeral services for Elizabeth Fleury Peters, who died July 19, 2000, were held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Heald Funeral Chapel with family friend The Rev. John P.Hackett officiating. Two of Betty’s favorite hymns, ""Amazing Grace” and ""On Eagles’ Wings,” were performed by Pauline Parent. Family friend and administrator of Verdelle Village E.C.F., Paul Richards, shared remembrances of Betty with those in attendance. In attendance were representation from Franklin County Business and Professional Women’s Club, Franklin County Foster Grandparents Program, Northwestern Medical Center, Cardiac Capers/NWMC Auxiliary, Lorriane’s, Colonial Styling Center, Bell Atlantic, Blodgett Corporation, Messenger Street Neighbors, American Legion Auxiliary, V.F.W. Post 758 Auxiliary, Kinney Drugs, Bellows Free Academy, Beth El Court, GATE Players and her extended family of Verdelle Village Extended Care Facility, Interment will be in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery in Swanton. Arrangements were by the Heald Funeral Home.
July 23
WATERBURY CENTER — NORRIS, Kenneth — A gathering to celebrate the life of Kenneth Norris, who died on June 29, 2000, will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 2 p.m. at his home in Waterbury Center. For more information call Connie Krosney at 658-3764 or Chris Norris at 453-2763
BURLINGTON — PAYNE, Bernadette — A service will be held for Bernadette Payne, a former resident of Burlington and Sun City, Ariz. at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2000 in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church. A reception will be held following the service in the Burlington Elks Club, North Ave. from 3 to 5 p.m.
July 24
WESTFORD — MEUNIER, Arthur Aurele — A Mass of Christian Burial for Arthur Aurele Meunier was celebrated Monday, July 24, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Luke Church, Fairfax. Father Francis E. Connors officiated, assisted by Deacon Stephen Ratte. James Groseclose served as Eucharistic Minister, with Rita Magnan reading scripture. Mary-Jo Gillilan was the organist and soloist. The pall was placed on Mr. Meunier’s casket by his three children, Martha Boudah, James Meunier and Roger Meunier, with grandson, David Boudah placing the crucifix. Offertory gifts were presented by granddaughter, Debra Toof and great-granddaughter, Alexandra Toof. Attending were delegates from Westford Senior Citizens, Fairfax Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens, J & L Hardware, S.T. Griswold Company, (formerly J & L Foundations), and Westford Town Offices. Interment followed in St. Luke Cemetery, followed by a luncheon hosted by parishioners of St. Luke Parish. Bearers, all grandsons, were: Jay Meunier, Jeffrey Meunier, Thomas Boudah, Richard Boudah, Jr., Bradley Meunier, and Daniel Meunier. Sunday afternoon, Father Connors conducted a prayer service in the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax.
WINOOSKI — ROGERS, Jeannette — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, July 24, 2000 at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski, with the Rev. Richard Lavalley officiating. The readings were by Thomas Kane. The music was by Lucille Dupont. Interment followed in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, with Father Lavalley offering committal prayers. Bearers were Peter Rogers, Patrick Rogers, Roger LaVallee, Rodney LaVallee, Randy LaVallee, and Erica LaVallee. Arrangements were made by the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — TESSIER, Alcide Anthony — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, July 24, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Hamilton officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lane. Music was provided by organist Yvonne Gravelin and soloist Nancy Greene. The readings were proclaimed by nieces Donna Burnett and Patricia Peters. The Offertory Gifts were presented by nieces Janet Merchant, Claire Puchrik and Cheryl Lawrence. Burial followed in Mount Calvary Cemetery, with Deacon Lane reading committal prayers. Full military honors were accorded, with the American Flag being folded and presented to Mr. Tessier’s sister, Rita Lorraine, by the Vermont Air National Guard. Pallbearers were nephews, Thomas Tessier, Shane Rancourt, Michael Lorraine, Donald Lorraine, Michael Ray and Gary Merchant. Arrangements were by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
July 26
ESSEX JUNCTION —CHARBONNEAU, Todd E. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at 11:30 a.m. in St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington with the Rev. John Hamilton officiating. The readings were proclaimed by Matt Nolan and Mark Gratton. The offertory gifts were presented by Justin White and Lindsey White. Words of remembrance were shared with the many in attendance by Brent White and Bruce Parizo. The music was provided by Gary Moreau. Bearers were Brent White, Bruce Parizo, Skip Lamore, Steve Lamore, Ray Charbonneau and Larry Charbonneau. Arrangements were by the LaVigne Funeral Home, Winooski.
WINOOSKI — GRAVES, Pauline — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski with the Rev. Richard Lavalley officiating. The readings were proclaimed by Thomas Kane. The music was provided by Lucille Dupont and Yvette Tatro. Words of remembrance were shared by her granddaughters, Lauren Graves, Christina Maskell, and Kayla Morrill. Interment followed in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery with Father Lavalley offering committal prayers. Bearers were Rodney Graves, Steven Graves, Thomas Graves, Paul Lemieux, Scott Lemieux, and John Morrill II. Arrangements were made by the LaVigne Funeral Home, Winooski.
July 28
BURLINGTON — KEOGH, Mary Grace – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, July 28, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Doherty officiating, assisted by Deacon Louis Meunier. Music was provided by the Lacours Family Choir. Son Patrick Keogh sang ""Amazing Grace.” The reader was son William Keogh Jr., and the responsorial psalm was read by friend and former husband William Keogh Sr. The offertory gifts were presented by daughters Rosemary O’Neill and Ellen Miner. The eulogist was lifelong friend Mary McClintock, and a poem was read by son Timothy Keogh. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
July 29
WINOOSKI — ABAIR, Claire G. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, July 29, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Winooski with the Rev. Gerald Bombardier officiating. The readings were proclaimed by Gloria Brosseau. The altar servers were Edmund Villemaire and Richard Billups. The music was provided by Celia Kenyon. Interment followed in St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Colchester with Father Bombardier offering committal prayers. Bearers were Jeff Abair, Jeff Root, Brian Fuller, Kim Siple and James Babcock. Arrangements were by the LaVigne Funeral Home, Winooski.
DONALD T. AKEY, M.D. BURLINGTON — A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Donald T. Akey who died June 24, 2000, on Saturday, July 29, at 11:00 a.m., in St. Michael’s Chapel, Colchester.
SOUTH HERO — BINGHAM, Isabelle –The family of Isabelle Bingham invites friends to join in a celebration of her life at a committal service to be held in South Hero Cemetery on Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 4 p.m., with a reception following in the South Hero Congregational Church
BURLINGTON — O’CONNOR, Marion H. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, with the Rev. Thomas Ball officiating. Music was provided by the Choir of Christian Burial with Christine Hebert at the Organ. Soloist was Mary Yates. The readings were proclaimed by Agnes Flannagan and Mary Yates. Burial followed in Resurrection Park Cemetery, with Father Ball reading committal prayers. Pallbearers were Robert McKenzie, Timothy McKenzie, Thomas Halligan, Clement Dubie, Mark Dubie and Mary Jo Fyfe. Arrangements were by the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
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.
GRAND ISLE — SORRELL, George R. — Private committal services for former Fire Chief George R. Sorrell, who died March 17, 2000, were held Saturday, July 29, 2000. The final committal prayers were offered by Father Lucien Duquette. Arrangements were by Elmwood-Meunier, Burlington.
July 31
BRISTOL — TRUDEAU, Charles Herman — Funeral services for Charles Herman Trudeau, 76, who died July 27, 2000, are tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 31, 2000, in the Weybridge Congregational Church. Interment will follow in Weybridge Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be held July 30, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 S. Main St., Middlebury.

 

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