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Burlington Free Press Obituaries 08/2001

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<br /> BFP August 2001 Obituaries

Obituaries

August 2001

August 1

LULA
I. BARR
BURLINGTON — Lula I. Barr passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, in
Ethan Allen Residence in Burlington at the age of 95 years. Born Lula Isabel
Gee in Ripton on April 9, 1906, she was the second of five children born to
William and Esther Bent Gee. She graduated form Middlebury High School in 1924
and came to Burlington, where she graduated from Burlington Business College
and became a secretary at Blodgett Supply Company. While working there, she
met Oswald F. Barr and they were married in St. Mary Church in Middlebury on
Oct. 17, 1926. Lula and Osie built their home on North Avenue, and she
remained there for more than 70 years. As residents of the North End of
Burlington, they were charter members of the Heineberg Community Club (now the
Heineberg Senior Center) and helped in the construction of the building. They
shared in the establishment and operation of several biness ventures in their
43 years of marriage: a plumbing and heating business, two drive-in theaters,
the Malletts Bay Drive-In and the Mid-Haven Drive-In, and as a last adventure,
a snack bar (they were restless in their retirement and needed something to
do). Osie died in August 1969. Lula’s family was the center of her life, and
she kept abreast of their activities until the end of her life. Gardening was
a great pastime for her until her early 90s; she loved to trout fish in Ripton
and did so until her late 80s. She was quite proud of the fact that she took
her first airplane ride at the age of 89. Faced with many physical adversities
in her later years, she met them with courage, optimism and grace. She was
fortunate to be able to remain in her own home until the age of 93 because of
the help of Diana, Esther, Natalie and Marilyn as well as the caregivers from
the Care Connection. The family s grateful for all they did. She moved to
Ethan Allen Residence in 1999. Our heartfelt thanks go to the staff for their
care and concern for Lula. The family would also like to express thanks to the
staff of Hospice of the Champlain Valley. A communicant of the Cathedral
Church of St. Paul for more than 65 years, she looked forward to and greatly
appreciated her monthly Communion and conversation visits from Margaret. She
is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Everett Stebbins of
Burlington; three grandchildren and their families, Steven and Catherine
Stebbins, Andrew, Peter and Maria of Green Bay, Wis.; Diana Stebbins and Adam
Necrason, Delilah, Abigail and Ezekiel of Burlington; Marc and Carol Stebbins
Jones, Mary and William of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her parents, her husband, brothers Daniel and William, and
sisters Marjorie Fuller and Mar Charron. Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Aug. 4, at 9:30 a.m. in Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union
St., Burlington. Burial will be in the family lot in Lakeview Cemetery.
Visiting hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, at the funeral home. In
lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Activities Fund of Ethan
Allen Residence, 1200 North Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401.


BESSIE F. DENTON
NORTH TROY — Bessie F. Denton, 87, of North Troy
passed away in Newport on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001. She was born in North
Wolcott on Sept. 9, 1913, the daughter of Royal and Rena (Fitzgerald) Moodie.
Bessie enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting and country music. Her family
was a big part of her life, and she enjoyed their visits and the family
gatherings. She was especially close to several of her nieces and nephews.
She and the family deeply appreciated the care and the many acts of kindness
shown by Gloria Blay and Linda Gonyer. Her granddaughter, Jackie, was
especially close to her and brought many hours of companionship and help.
Oct. 26, 1931, Bessie married Roland Denton, who predeceased her June 23,
1960. She is survived by her children, Janice Hansen and her husband, Bruce,
of North Troy, Geneva Roberts and her husband, Dorio, of North Troy, Roland
Denton Jr. and his wife, Karleen, of North Troy, and Bernard Denton and his
wife, Sandra, of Burlington; her brother, Leo Moodie and his wife, Juanita,
of Westfield; her sister, Eva Chase and her husband, Floyd, of Florida; her
son-in-law, Chester Wisnieski, of Manchester, Conn.; 20 grandchildren; and
29 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughters Harriet and
Jannette, three brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at the
Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport on Friday, Aug. 3, from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, in the First
Congregational Church in North Troy at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Frank Massa
officiating. Interment will follow in North Troy Village Cemetery. Should
friends desire, contributions in Bessie’s memory may be made to the North
Troy Cemetery Association, c/o Georgette Lalime, Highland Avenue, North
Troy, Vt. 05859. Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.


PETER LEO DILLON
NORTHFIELD — Peter Leo Dillon of Shelburne, loving
husband and father and a former director for the Internal Revenue Service,
died Wednesday at Mayo Healthcare following a prolonged illness. Peter would
have celebrated his 81st birthday Aug. 26th. Peter was born in South Boston,
the son of Bartholomew and Mary (Foley) Dillon. He earned his undergraduate
degree at Saint Michael’s College and advanced degree from the University of
Michigan. He is survived by his wife Ruth (Searles) Dillon of Newport, who
currently resides at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield; his three children, Paul
of Los Angeles, Calif., David of Warren, and Mary of Rochester, N.Y.; five
grandchildren; and his sister, Eileen Quinn of South Boston. Peter served
his country for more than 30 years, first as a member of the Seabees during
World War II and as a career member of the Internal Revenue Service, holding
senior level positions in Bennington, Rutland, Burlington, New York City,
Hartford, Conn., and key positions on two separate occasions at IRS
headquarters in Washington, D.C. He returned to Vermont as district
director, the position from which he retired to his home in Shelburne with
Ruth. Peter’s life and the lives of his children and grandchildren were
influenced by the sport of baseball, which provided Peter a means to higher
education and a life-long passion. He was a star pitcher for Boston Latin
and Boston English schools in his hometown and earned a scholarship to Saint
Michael’s College in Vermont. He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox, and
after returning from service in World War II, he was traded to the Chicago
White Sox. Rather than move to Chicago, Peter settled in Bennington and
began his IRS career. His passion for baseball continued through his life.
Peter coached both a son and grandson in Burlington’s North End Little
League and followed his beloved Red Sox until the day he died. A Mass
celebrating Peter’s life will be celebrated Monday at 10:00 a.m. in St.
Catherine’s Church in Shelburne. Burial will follow in Newport. There will
be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to
the Mayo Healthcare activity fund, c/o Joan O’Neal, Mayo Healthcare, Water
Street, Northfield, Vt. 05663.


FRANK SHERIDAN III
JERICHO — Frank Sheridan III of Jericho and
Washington, D.C., passed away in Washington on Aug. 1, 2001, following a
brief illness. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m.
in the Jericho Congregational Church in Jericho Center.

August 2
ROBERT E. KRUPP JR.
BURLINGTON — Robert E. Krupp Jr., 71, died at Fletcher Allen Health Care on
Aug. 2, 2001. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s Burlington Free
Press. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.


ROBERT E. KRUPP JR.
BURLINGTON — Robert E. Krupp Jr., 71, of Burlington
died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Aug. 2, 2001. He was born in Colchester
on Jan. 13, 1930, the son of Robert E. Krupp Sr. and Helen (Boyle) Krupp.
Robert worked as head busboy at Valade’s Restaurant for eight years.
Burlington residents will remember him better as the faithful elevator
operator at Magram department store for more than 18 years. He was the
friendly man who opened the bronze inner gate and worked the control handle of
the old Otis elevator built into the original Howard Opera House. He added a
touch of class and elegance to a world now changed, escorting people smoothly
to and from their chosen floors with practiced grace and a friendly word about
store specials. At his home, McKenzie House, he assisted with bingo games and
meals. He also served meals at the Main Street Senior Center. After his
retirement, Robert served as “”volunteer extraordinaire” for the Church
Street Marketplace. He was at every marketplace event to help with setting up
chairs, hanging banners, handing out Pepsi with a smile, and cleaning up
afterwards. He loved people, had a wonderful, positive outlook, and never
asked for anything in return. Robert will be greatly missed. He is survived by
two cousins, Dorothy Bessette and Ruth Godbout, both of Burlington; his
stepmother, Betty Krupp of Burlington; and a half brother, Jon K. Krupp. A
memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, in McKenzie
House in Burlington with the Rev. Thomas Ball officiating. Committal will
follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral
Directors.


ANN-MARIE MARIO
BURLINGTON — Ann-Marie Mario died unexpectedly at her
home in Burlington on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001. Ann-Marie was born in Burlington
on June 22, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Edward L. and Marie (Lefebevre)
Shequin. She was a graduate of Cathedral High School. Ann-Marie was married
Aug. 17, 1936, to the late Robert J. Mario in the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception in Burlington. She is survived by one sister, Ethel M. Pfundheller
of Phoenix, Ariz. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three
brothers and three sisters. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Aug.
16, at 11 a.m. in New Mount Calvary Cemetery, Burlington. There will be no
visiting hours. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Service, South Chapel,
261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


MARY B. O’ROURKE
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Mary B. O’Rourke, 76, of South
Burlington died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington following a short illness. She was born in Proctor on June 1,
1925, the daughter of the late Paul and Mary (McDonough) Bresnehan. She
graduated as the top honor student from Mount St. Joseph Academy in Rutland,
Class of 1943. In 1947, she graduated from the University of Vermont. She
taught home economics at Rutland High School for six years. On April 11,
1953, she was married in St. Dom- inic Catholic Church in Proctor to John L.
O’Rourke. She was a member of Christ the King Parish in Burlington and
volunteered at both the church and school for many years. She also
volunteered for the Elizabeth Lund Home and Meals on Wheels program. She is
survived by her husband of 48 years, John L. of South Burlington; six
children, J. Michael and his wife, Arlene, of Bakersfield, Mary Alice
O’Rourke of Williston, Margaret Vincent and her husband, Dan, of Burlington,
Eileen O’Rourke of South Burlington, Patricia Peterson and her husband,
Thomas, of Gilbert, Ariz., and Daniel and his wife, Ralphine, of South
Burlington; nine grandchildren, Kevin, Catherine, Daniel and Elizabeth
O’Rourke, Kathleen, Kimberly and Kristina Peterson, Sarah O’Rourke, and
Vanessa Vincent; her brothers and sisters, Margaret Curtis of Proctor,
Monsignour Paul M. Bresnehan of Proctor, Charlotte Erkson and her husband,
David, of Burlington, and John Bresnehan and his wife, Betsy, of Natick,
Mass., and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Saturday, Aug. 4, at 11:00 a.m. in Christ the King Roman Catholic
Church in Burlington. Interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to American Cancer
Society, Vermont Affiliate, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602 or to one’s
favorite charity. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in
the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

August 3
HOLLY WEBB FROUD
SHELBURNE / BERMUDA — We regret to announce the death Aug. 3, 2001, (in
Burlington) of Holly Webb Froud, loving mother of Holly Anne Havemeyer
Barany, Peter David Auchinleck Darling, Michael James Auchinleck Darling and
Sean Patrick Talbot Darling. Also surviving are her brother, Samuel B. Webb
Jr.; son-in-law, Mike Barany; daughters-in-law, Silvia Darling and Mary
Darling; grandchildren, Mark and Andrew Barany, Brian Darling, Annabel and
James Darling and Kai Darling; very special nurses and caregivers; and
numerous friends and relatives in the U.S. and overseas. A memorial service
will be held in Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne on Tuesday, Aug. 14,
at 11 a.m. Interment of ashes will be in the Webb family graveyard. Flowers
may be sent. Bright colors to be worn, please. Shelburne Chapel of Corbin &
Palmer Funeral Home, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, in charge of arrangements.


ROBERT WHITE TALLEY, M.D.
UTICA, N.Y. — Robert White Talley, M.D., 80,
of Utica died Aug. 3, 2001, in Burlington, Vt. He is survived by his wife,
Ann A. Talley of Utica; sons R. Thomas Talley of Utica and Richard L. Talley
of Denver, Colo; and daughter Carol A. Talley of Charlotte, Vt. His
grandchildren are Maya and Daniel Jarrad of Charlotte, Christine Eslinger of
Orlando, Fla., and Natja Soave of Denver. Born in Fort Stockton, Texas, he
was the son of the late Thomas Stillwell Talley and Ruby White Talley. He
completed medical school at Southwestern Medical College in Dallas in 1945.
He started internship with the naval reserves in 1945, then served as a
lieutenant (JG) flight surgeon with the naval reserves in 1946-1948. He was
awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the American Defense Medal. He
then returned and completed his residency at the University of Arkansas in
1951. In his career as an oncologist, he was an active clinician and
innovative researcher. He was a founding member of the American Society of
Clinical Oncology. He served for many years at Henry Ford Hospital in
Detroit, Mich., and was chief of oncology from 1966-1979. He is best
remembered, however, for his compassion and connection with his patients.
After retirement in 1984, he settled in Utica and remained very active in
the Unitarian Universalist urch, local groups of the ARC and NAACP, and
gardening. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. in
the Unitarian Church of Utica. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to
Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Higby Road, Utica, N.Y. 13501.
Arrangements are by the National Cremation Service, Middlebury, Vt.

August 4


ARAKSIA AGAYANTS
BURLINGTON — Araksia Agayants, 84, died Friday, Aug.
3, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Tamara Filyakova, following a long
illness. She was born Oct. 4, 1916, in Gyandja, Azerbaijan, USSR, the
daughter of the late Arkady and Satenik (Banahyants) Agayants. She attended
the Armenian high school in Gyandja and the Institute of Fishing Industries
in Astrahan, USSR. She graduated in 1942. She married Alenander Filyakov as
a student in 1939. The couple was sent to positions in Archangeles, the
northernmost fishing port in Russia. Following the end of World War II, the
couple was transferred to Vilnus and in 1953 to Baku, Azerbaijan. The family
stayed in Baku until 1990, when the USSR was divided into 13 republics.
Araksia and her daughter, Tamara, left Baku in 1990 through Armenia to
Moscow and in 1992 the two came to the United States, where they settled in
Burlington. They both became U.S. citizens in 1998. She is survived by her
loving and devoted daughter, Tamara Filyakova of Burlington; her nephew and
his wife and their family of San Francisco; and many dear friends throughout
the U.S., Israel, France and Russia. Funeral services will be held Tuesday,
Aug. 7, in the Greek Orthodox Church Dormition of the Mother of God, 600 S.
Willard St., Burlington, at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in Lakeview
Cemetery. Visiting hours are today at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S.
Union St., Burlington, from 5 to 8 p.m. with the Trisagion prayers at 5:30
p.m.


LENA C. CHARDI
MORRISVILLE — Lena C. Chardi, 87, of Copley Terrace died
in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Saturday Aug. 4, 2001. She was born in Port
Morris, N.J., on Feb. 22, 1914. Lena had lived in Morrisville for the past
six years. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Surviving are her
son, Ernest Chardi of Blue Bell, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held in Stanhope, N.J. Donations may be made in her memory
to Copley Terrace, Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral
Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


NANCY JENKINS
WILLISTON — Nancy Jenkins, 73, died Saturday, Aug. 4,
2001, in Vermont Respite House in Williston. She was born in Bennington on
Aug. 12, 1927, the daughter of Burr and Mary (Paddock) Cadoret. Nancy
graduated from Burr and Burton Seminary in 1945 and the University of
Vermont in 1948. She taught school in Waterbury and later was employed by
National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier from 1973 until she retired in
1991. She then moved to Williston. Nancy married Stearns R. Jenkins of
Hardwick on Sept. 20, 1947. He predeceased her June 4, 1996. Surviving are
her three sons, Jeffrey B. of Burlington, Randall J. and his wife, Candy,
and their three children, Jeremy, Jessica and Meghan, all of Essex Junction,
and Paul and his wife, Robin Manley, of Irvine, Calif.; two sisters-in-law,
Marie Cadoret of Atlanta, Ga., and Jean Cadoret of Cornwall; and many nieces
and nephews. Her parents and brothers Norman and Paul predeceased her. A
graveside service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 1 p.m. in East Cemetery
in Williston. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the
Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.
Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Service, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road,
Burlington.


CLINTON A. SMARDON
FITCHBURG, Mass. — Clinton A. Smardon, 84, of 49
Shawna St., formerly of Atlantic Beach, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at
home. He was born in Hartford, Vt., on April 28, 1917, the son of James A. and
Elizabeth A. (Munsell) Smardon. He graduated from Hartford High School. He
lived in Randolph, Vt., for several years before moving to Fitchburg many
years ago. After he retired, he moved to Atlantic Beach. He returned to
Fitchburg in 1993. He was employed as a wire extruder at ITT Wire and Cable,
now ITT Suprenant, in Clinton for 15 years. He retired in 1981. He previously
worked at the former Plastic Academy and the former Tocci Plastic Co., both in
Leominster. His wife of 48 years, Edith (Rennie) Smardon, died in September
1988. He leaves four sons, James C. Smardon of Pahrump, Nev., Jefferey G.
Smardon of Jericho, Vt., Kenneth A. Smardon of Westchester, Ohio, and Gary
Smardon of Oriental, N.C.; two daughters, Elizabeth L. Mullaney of Fitchburg,
with whom he lived, and Gail E. Peck of Lempster, N.H.; a brother, Chauncey
Smardon of Newport, N.H.; a sister, Addy Boucher of Windsor, Vt.; nine
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Following
cremation, a graveside service will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. in
Lake View Cemetery, Route 4, in Enfield, N.H. There are no calling hours. In
lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to VNA Hospice Care Network, 120
Thomas St., Worcester, Mass. 01608. Bosk Funeral Home, 85 Blossom St.,
Fitchburg, is directing arrangements.

August 5

THOMAS G. BRAULT, M.D. SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Thomas G. Brault, M.D., 63,
died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, in San Diego. He had a short 7-week battle with
stomach cancer. He graduated from Cathedral High, Saint Michael’s College, and
University of Vermont Medical School. Following a 12-year term with the U.S.
Navy, he practiced radiology for 30 years in San Diego. He is survived by his
wife, Rebecca; twins, Stacey and Stephanie Brault and their mother, Pauline
McCarthy Brault; two stepchildren Julie Hlavaty and Geoff Spickler; and six
grandchildren. His brother-in-law and sister, Neil and Suzanne Clark reside in
Essex Junction.


BLANCHE LAMPHERE
SWANTON — Mrs. Blanche Lamphere, 71, a lifetime
resident of Broadway Street in Swanton Village died early Sunday evening,
Aug. 5, 2001, in Redstone Villa in Saint Albans. Blanche was born in
Richford, Oct. 28, 1929, the daughter of the late Fred and Lena (Longlin)
Tatro. She graduated from Swanton High School and in 1949 was married to
Wesley “”Joe Lamphere who predeceased her December 10, 1990. For over
twenty-five years Blanche was associated with the Union Carbide Corporation.
She was a lifelong parishioner of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed
Virgin Mary where she belonged to the Altar Society. She was also a member
of the Champlain Country Club and, along with her son and grandson was a
carrier for The Burlington Free Press for several years. Blanche will be
remembered for her love of the Las Vegas and Atlantic City casinos. Blanche
leaves her son, Robert Lamphere and his wife Honor; and her very special
grandson who was her pride and joy, Michael Lamphere, all of Swanton. Also
surviving are two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Darrell and Loraine
Lamphere of Salem, N.H. and Bernard Duprat of Swanton. She also leaves
special friends, Eleanor and Paul Gaboury of Swanton and Conway and Lorraine
Hutchins of Saint Albans as well as several close nieces and nephews. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 at 10:00 a.m.
in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street,
Swanton. Father Paul C. Houde, temporary adminstrator will be the celebrant
and homilist. Interment will follow in the Lamphere family lot in Saint
Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call in the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand
Avenue, Swanton on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts
in Blanche’s memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box 22,
Swanton, Vt. 05488.

FRANCES RUSHFORD
McVEIGH
WEST HARTFORD, Conn, — Frances Rushford McVeigh, a longtime
resident of West Hartford, Conn., left this earth Aug. 5, 2001. She lived
with her son, Edward, and his family in Fort Plain, N.Y., and with her
daughter, Mary and her husband in Naugatuck during the five years preceding
her death. She leaves behind four children and their spouses, Edward and
Tricia McVeigh of Fort Plain, Mary and Joseph Boland of Naugatuck, Carol and
John Dahlberg of Damascus, Md., and Irene and Robert Lowndes of Tariffville;
14 grandchildren, Tiffany McVeigh, Michael McVeigh, Rebekah McVeigh, Kenneth
Boland, Chere Boland Taylor, Stephen Boland, Thomas Boland, John Dahlberg,
Kirsten Dahlberg, Kathleen Lowndes Hollar, Michael Lowndes, Kevin Lowndes,
Elizabeth Lowndes O’Brien, and Daniel Lown- des, their spouses; 13
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Young Lilley and Madgelen
Carlisle; 13 nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews. All
of her family will greatly miss her. Frances was predeceased by her husband,
Edward J. McVeigh; her two brothers, Vincent Rushford and George Rushford;
and a grandson, Joseph E. Boland III. Frances was born in North Hyde Park,
Vt. She graduated from Lamoille Central Academy in Hyde Park, and
Northhampton Business College in Northhampton, Mass. She moved to Hartford
to pursue her professional career. Frances worked in many area businesses,
the state Historical Society, the Institute of Living, Hamilton Standard,
and the Social Security Administration. She retired from the Defense Supply
Agency at the age of 75. Frances seized every chance for worldwide travel
and thoroughly enjoyed sharing her time and adventures with family and
friends. Calling hours will be held Friday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. A time for shared
remembrance will take place there at 7:30 p.m. The funeral will be held in
St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, on
Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount St. Benedict
Cemetery in Bloomfield. Friends and famliy are invited to the home of her
daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Robert Lowndes, for a reception in her
honor following the services.


RICHARD JOHN MORRISSEY
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Richard John Morrissey, a
longtime resident of Hinesburg Road, South Burlington, and recently of
Montpelier, died Aug. 5. He was 82 years old. Born in New York City in 1918,
he was the oldest son of John Morrissey and Mary Duffy of families from
counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, Ireland. He married Madlyn Helen Pucci
of Clinton, N.J., in 1944. She predeceased him in 1982. Mr. Morrissey was a
New York City police officer for 25 years, retiring in 1971. He worked for
the state of Vermont as an investigator for 18 years, retiring in 1991. He
served part-time for the United States Marshal Service, and was a World War
II, veteran of the 104th Infantry Division. He was a graduate of CCNY-Baruch
College and Trinity College of Vermont. Mr. Morrissey is survived by his
children, Patricia Mousaw of Queensbury, N.Y., Kathleen Sanner of Tolland,
Conn., Richard Morrissey Jr. of Latham, N.Y., Anne Noonan of Montpelier, and
Judi Schuler of Stoney Creek, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer, Kathleen,
Patrick and Timothy Mousaw, Anne and Kaileen Sanner, Joseph, Taryn, Meghan
and Sean Morrissey, and Colleen Noonan; several siblings, including his
brother, Thomas Morrissey of Clifton Park, N.Y., and sister, Kay McEnerney
of Lynbrook, N.Y.; and his best friend of fifty years, Joseph Varisco of
Tappan, N.Y. Mr. Morrissey was a parishioner of St. John Vianney and St.
Augustine churches. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday,
Aug. 11, in St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church in Tolland Conn., with
interment following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to:
Resurrection Sisters Nursing Home, 90 N. Main St., Castleton, N.Y. 12033,
attention: Sister Denise Clair.

August 6


BERNICE I. (BERNSTEIN) BRODY
CAPE CORAL, Fla. / MANCHESTER, Conn. —
Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, Bernice I. (Bernstein), late of Cape Coral, Fla., and
Manchester, Conn., died in Rutland Regional Medical Center. Bernice taught for
31 years as an elementary school teacher in East Hartford, Conn. She was a
life long member of Hadassah the Temple sisterhood. Bernice loved sports and
was an avid Red Sox fan. She and her devoted husband, Harold, spent their
summer months in Killington, Vt. She is survived by her husband, Harold Brody,
of Cape Coral, and their children, Richard M. Brody and his wife, Joyce, of
Glenolden, Pa., Barbara E. Brody and life partner, Martha Abbott, of
Underhill, Vt., Linda Shamber and her husband, Phil, of South Windsor, Conn.,
and Jonathan M. Brody and his wife, Ellen, of Andover, Mass.; and her
grandchildren Daniel, Andrew, Rebecca, Adam and Dena Brody. Funeral services
were held in Levine-Briss Funeral Home in Randolph, Mass. Burial was held in
Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon, Mass. Contributions in her memory may be made
to Hospice of Rutland, Vt.


SHIRLEY (HAZEN) BROWN
SOUTH HERO — Shirley (Hazen) Brown, 77, of South
Hero died in the Vermont Respite House on Monday Aug. 6, 2001 following a
stroke on July 25th, which had left her paralyzed on her right side, unable
to talk. Shirley was born on April 20, 1924 in Burlington, daughter of
Harold and Louisa (Hall) Hazen. She was raised in North Hero before moving
to Richmond in 1937. She attended Richmond High School, and graduated in
1942. Shirley went on to Mary Fletcher School of Nursing and graduated in
1946. She received her RN license the same year. She was married on June 2,
1946 to Scott William Brown in the Richmond Congregational Church. She
worked at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, the Albany Medical Center in
Albany, N.Y. and Mary Fletcher Hospital before becoming an integral part of
Kelly Pharmacy in Burlington with her husband for the next thirty years.
Shirley excelled as a daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an
avid gardener with a special fondness for roses. She also enjoyed cooking,
dancing, and entertaining her family. She was predeceased by her father in
1958, her mother in 1990, and her brother Lloyd Hazen. She is survived by
her husband, Scott W. Brown of South Hero; two children, Gail Kelly and
husband Timothy of Hopkinton, N.Y., Scott Brown III and his wife Lorelee of
Shelburne; three grandchildren, Heather Kelly of Brookline, Mass. and Jason
and Wylie Brown of Shelburne. A graveside service will be held Wednesday,
Aug. 8, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in Riverview Cemetery, Richmond. In lieu of
flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Vermont Respite House,
Development Office, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Gifford
Funeral Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond in charge of arrangements.


HAROLD R. “”BUCK” HOWES JR.
WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Harold R. “”Buck” Howes
Jr., 73, of Weymouth, formerly of Waterbury, Vt., died unexpectedly Aug. 6,
2001, in South Shore Hospital. He was born and raised in Waterbury. He had
lived in Weymouth since 1957. He graduated from Waterbury High School and the
University of Vermont, where he received a degree in engineering. He retired
in 1985 after 30 years as an engineer for Stone and Webster in Boston. He was
an avid golfer and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was the
beloved husband of the late Pauline A. (Norris) Howes; devoted father of Hugh
L. “”Butch” Howes of Turner, Maine, David M. Howes of East Weymouth, and
Kathy A. Jewett of Weymouth; and brother of Anita Rood of Humble, Texas. He is
also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. A funeral
service will be held in East Weymouth in the McDonald Funeral Home, 3 Charles
St. (corner of Middle and Charles streets) Saturday at 10 a.m. Relatives and
friends are invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may
be made in his memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston,
Mass. 02215.

SCOTT
DANA JENNISON
BURLINGTON — Scott Dana Jennison, 45, died unexpectedly at
his home Monday, Aug. 6, 2001. He was born in Newport on Feb. 10, 1956, the
son of the late Arlene Macy and Scott Jennison Sr. Scott worked for Benway’s
Cab Company in 1973 and later moved on to owning his own business, Jennison’s
Heating Service, in 1980. He ran his business until a back injury in 1993 left
him unable to work. He lived in Winooski for some years until he met Brenda
Bushey in 1974. They married New Year’s Eve in 1976. Brenda and Scott were
married for 19 years. Scott enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards with
his family. He was devoted to his three grandchildren and loved spending time
with them. There were his life and kept him going. He is survived by his
ex-wife, Brenda Jennison of Burlington; two daughters, Jennifer Jennison of
Telford, Pa., and Nicole Jennison of Burlington; three grandchildren, Chyeanne
Jennison, Amber Mashteare, and only grandson, Kyle Murray; his three sisters,
Patsy Ploof and spouse Dave of South Burlington, Mary Harder and husband
Everett of New York, and Betty King and companion Edwin of Burlington; his
brother, Dennis Clough and wife Beverly of Montpelier; stepson David Ploof and
companion Rosie of Winooski; stepdaughter Bonnie White and husband David of
Williamstown; five step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 9, at noon in St. John
Vianney Church, South Burlington, with burial to follow in Resurrection Park
Cemetery. Visiting hours are today 5 to 8 p.m. in Corbin & Palmer Funeral
Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington.

LOLA M. LLAVERIA
KILGOUR
SO BURLINGTON — Lola M. Llaveria Kilgour passed peacefully
while at home on Aug. 6, 2001. She was born in Windsor on Oct. 27, 1918, the
daughter of Juan Corralto and Adah May Murray Llaveria. In addition to her
son Bill of South Burlington, survivors in Vermont include several cousins.


MARY JANE GILLILAN McGOVERN
FLETCHER — Mary Jane Gillilan McGovern of
Fletcher passed away Aug. 6, 2001, after fighting a courageous battle with
leukemia. She was born in Jeffersonville on Sept. 3, 1950, the daughter of
John Patrick and Phyliss Mae (Bell) McGovern. She married Randy Fletcher on
July 5, 2001. Mary was a certified massage therapist in private practice.
She was also employed by P.G. Adams, had worked for Jeri Hill Hardware in
Jericho as store manager, in public relations for Northwest Solid Waste
Management District, on faculty of the Community College of Vermont, and as
a correspondent photographer for the St. Albans Messenger. She volunteered
as an advocate for children, in the role of guardian ad litem with the
Family Court. In 2000, she attended the Boulder College of Massage Therapy
in Boulder, Colo. In 1988, she graduated on the dean’s list with a B.A. in
American studies from the prestigious Smith College, and was the Ada
Comstock Scholars class president at Smith, 1987-88. She received an
associate’s degree from the Community College of Vermont in 1984. Mary was
an avid sportswoman and loved biking, marathon running, skiing, horseback
riding and hiking. She was a member of the Green Mountain Athletic
Association and the Green Mountain Bike Club. While living in Colorado, she
became enamored of the beauty of the West; exploring the area hiking;
spending time in the open air with friends. Her fondness for the outdoors
was exceeded only by her love for family and friends. Mary’s gift to us was
her warmth, humor and giving spirit. Many will remember the strength of her
spirit; radiating light and love in her beautiful blue eyes. Besides her
husband, Randy, she leaves three sons and their spouses, Patrick Gillilan of
Fletcher, Kenneth and Ann Marie Gillilan of Jeffersonville, and Jonathan and
Amy Gillilan of Fletcher; stepdaughters Kristi Fletcher of St. Albans and
Codie Fletcher of Fletcher; her grandchildren, Amanda, Miranda, Macaleh,
Priscilla, Keegan and Kayden; stepfather, Robert McGregor of North Hero;
four brothers and their spouses, John and Nancy McGovern of South
Burlington, Kevin and Audrey McGovern of Jericho, Thomas McGovern of
Jeffersonville, and Robert McGregor of North Hero; her lifelong friend,
Bonnie (Edwards) Adams; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, from 1
to 4 p.m. at Mary and Randy’s house on Howrigan Road in Fletcher. For
directions call 849-6410 or 644-5777. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Mary McGovern memorial fund, c/o Kevin
McGovern, 72 Orr Road, Jericho, Vt. 05465.


MARY ANN MANNY
MIDDLESEX — Mary Ann Manny, 28, died unexpectedly
Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. She was born
Aug. 15, 1972, in Burlington. Mary Ann was the daughter of Paul J. and Janet
S. Manny of Colchester and the late Camilla Brown Manny. Along with her
parents, she is survived by her three children, Christopher, Kyle, and
Michelle Ann; her sisters, Susan of Burlington and Emily Manny of
Colchester; and several aunts and uncles. A private funeral service will be
held for the family on Thursday, Aug. 9, with burial immediately following.
There will be no visiting hours. Contributions in Mary Ann’s memory may be
made to the Sisters of Mercy Ministry Fund for Single Mothers with Children,
102 Mansfield Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by the Ready
Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, Essex Junction.


MARY ANN MANNY
MIDDLESEX — Mary Ann Manny, 28, died unexpectedly
Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. She leaves
her biological mother, Nancy Trayah and her fiance, Gary Bushey, of
Colchester; her fiance, Norm Possey and three children, Christopher,
Michelle and Kyle, all of South Burlington; a half sister, Falinda Hough of
Burlington; her grandmother, Elizabeth Rutz of Milton; and several uncles,
aunts, nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by a half sister, Tina
Baker, in January 1999, and her grandfather, Velmore Trayah, in March 1999.
She will always be in our hearts and forever in our lives.

LEANORE CHARTLON MYRICK
WELLS RIVER — Leanore Chartlon Myrick, born in Benson, a resident of
Wells River, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001. Leanore, often known as Lee, attended
Castleton State College and soon after served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. She
continued her education at the University of Detroit. For many years, Leanore
worked for the state of Vermont Department of Employment and Training. Leanore
was beloved by her predeceased husband, Joe Myrick, and her predeceased son,
Michael J. Maloney Jr. She is survived by her loving daughters, Bunny
DeMarinia and Martha Towle; and her grandchildren, Mattie and Michael Towle.
Leanore will long be remembered for sharing her enthusiasm for Scrabble and
challenging crossword puzzles. She was a lifelong avid reader and her family
requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Baldwin
Memorial Library, Main Street, Wells River, Vt. 05081. A memorial service will
be celebrated in the Wells River Congregational Church on Main Street on
Saturday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. Arrangements are by Pearsons Funeral Service, 70
Church St., Lyndonville.

TINA
MARIE NIELSEN
BURLINGTON — Tina M. Nielsen, 33, of Burlington passed away
unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Funeral
arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete obituary will appear in
Thursday’s edition of The Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by Ready
Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

TINA
MARIE NIELSEN
BURLINGTON — Tina Marie Nielsen, 33, of Burlington passed
away unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care,
surrounded by loved ones. She peacefully slipped away to go home to our
Father. Tina had many talents. Her creativity could be seen in all her
drawings and beautiful crochet pieces, whether they were articles of clothing,
blankets, dolls, etc. Tina had a huge heart, and it showed in all she did. She
was always thinking of others before herself. She was excellent with children,
to which her nieces and nephews can attest. Additionally, Tina was an
energetic member of the congregation at the Victory Center Church in
Burlington. Tina, born Dec. 17, 1967, grew up with her family in Hinesburg.
Tina was predeceased by her brother, Gregory Nielsen, grandparents Stanley and
Gladys Lathrop of Mattydale, N.Y., and Leo Nielsen of Huntington, N.Y. She was
also deceased by her biological parents, George and Donna (Roberts) Barrows,
an infant brother, and an aunt, Helen Roberts. She is survived by her parents,
Gordon and Margery Nielsen of Hinesburg; her siblings, Susan Nielsen and her
husband, Edward Matthews, and Christopher and Vikki Nielsen, all of Hinesburg,
and Jo and Eric Martin of Kemptville, Ontario; her aunts and uncles, Joan and
Paul Bashford of Central Square, N.Y., Karen and Jack Rothmann of Salisbury,
and Ronald and Pat Nielsen; and Grandma Dorothy Beaumont Nielsen of
Hungtington, N.Y. She is also survived by her biological sister, Bonnie of
Montpelier; uncles Gerald, Randy, and Meddie and Georgia Bessette of
Burlington; aunts Bernadette Scott of St. Albans and Ruth Katon of Burlington;
and grandfather George Bessette of St. Albans. Her close friends, Monique
Breer and Jane O’Neil, members of her congregation, her kitty, Gillian, and
sidekick, Ashland, also survive her. Funeral services will be held Friday,
Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road,
Burlington. Visiting hours will be held from noon until the time of the
service. Burial will follow in Hinesburg Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to Victory Center Church, 191 Bank St., Burlington,
Vt. 05402, (802) 658-1019, or http://www.victoryforyou.org n

August 7

MARY
STRINGFIELD ALLEN
FALMOUTH, Mass. / BURLINGTON — Mary Stringfield Allen,
90, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, in the Center for Optimum Care in Falmouth.
She was born Aug. 6, 1911, in Waynesville, N.C., the daughter of Dr. Thomas
and Mamie (Moore) Stringfield. Mrs. Allen was a graduate of Converse College
of Spartanburg, S.C. She organized the first Girl Scout troop in Waynesville.
She was a life master bridge player and a Vermont Bridge champion. Mrs. Allen
was a member of the First Congregational Church. She was active with the
Salvation Army and Maple Leaf Farm. She is survived by two sons, John C. Allen
III of Falmouth and Thomas S. Allen of Newport, R.I.; five grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Hill of Waynesville; and several nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John C. Allen II, in March
1977. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the
chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, with
visiting hours from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will
follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. The family has requested no
flowers. Donations may be made to Maple Leaf Farm, P.O. Box 120, Underhill,
Vt. 05489.

MARY
A. (ELLERY) HOLLAND
BARTON — Mary A. (Ellery) Holland, 86, died Tuesday,
Aug. 7, 2001, at Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton after a prolonged illness.
She was a veteran of the Army Nurses Corps in World War II and a member of the
First Methodist Church of Bulington. She was born March 3, 1915, in Los
Angeles, Calif., daughter of Arthur B. and Elsie (Prear) Ellery. She graduated
from Akron High School in Ohio in 1933 and City Hospital of Akron in 1939 as a
registered nurse. She was married in Elizabethtown, Ky., to Robert J. Holland
of Rutland on Jan. 10, 1942. Mrs. Holland is survived by her four children,
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Davis of Spofford, N.H., Mrs. Carolyn Kay McCray of Grand
Isle, Mrs. Martha Jean Rogers of Essex Junction, and Dr. Robert R. Holland of
Irasburg. The funeral service will be held at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9
Pleasant St., Essex Junction, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, preceded by
viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. Internment will follow at 3 p.m. in Evergreen
Cemetery, Rutland.


AMELIA “”AMY” (LaROSE) HUNT
BURLINGTON — Amelia “”Amy” (LaRose) Hunt,
formerly of 20 Morgan St., Burlington, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at Starr
Farm Nursing Center in Burlington following a long illness, surrounded by
her family. She was born in Colchester, March 26, 1926, the daughter of
Joseph Clinton LaRose and Zilla Clara (Felch) LaRose. She graduated from
Burlington High School and Champlain College. July 5, 1947, she married
Lyman P. Hunt. He predeceased Amy on Feb. 22, 1988. Amy taught for the
Burlington School System for many years. She was a faithful and devoted
member of the First United Methodist Church of Burlington. Her hobbies
included gardening, and painting, and her specialty was crafts of all kinds.
Amy was a cheerful lady who always had a smile and a twinkle in her eye. She
is survived by her three children and their spouses, Candace and Gary
Bartlett of Colchester, Daphne and Robert Smith of Georgia, and Tim and
Desiree Hunt of Burlington; 11 grandchildren, Michelle (Sean) Hayes, Tammy
Deal, Tina (Wade) Desautels, Elizabeth Bartlett, Scott Smith, Heather (Stan)
Hendrick, Heidi Smith, James Duval, Danielle Duval, Tyler Hunt and Travis
Hunt; five great-grandchildren, Conner and Brandon Hayes, Tausha and Thomas
Deal, and Harlie Desautels; her brothers, Frederick and Catherine LaRose of
Williston, and Joseph and Ruth LaRose of Littleton, N.H.; a brother-in-law,
Mitchell Hunt of Pennsylvania; a sister-in-law, Arline “”Pat” Hunt of
Morgan; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and very special friends,
Dorothy Carr and Phyliss Holden. She was predeceased by a son, John in 1958.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. in the First
United Methodist Church, 21 Buell St., Burlington, with interment to follow
in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, in Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S.
Union St., Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate, 77 Hegeman Ave.,
Colchester, Vt. 05446.

ELEANOR G. McGINLEY
WILLISTON — Eleanor G. McGinley passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001. A
complete obituary will appear in Thursday’s Free Press

ELEANOR G. McGINLEY
WILLISTON — Eleanor “”Ellie” Anna Marie Gonser McGinley, 69, beloved
mother of Maureen A. McGinley McLoughlin and her husband, Terrence, Erin E.
McGinley, Timothy J. McGinley, and Richard M. McGinley, died unexpectedly as
a result of a car accident Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001. Ellie was born Sept. 30,
1931, in New York City, N.Y., the daughter of the late Gotthilf and Emilie
Gonser. She was raised in Madison, Conn., and Old Saybrook, Conn., with her
family until she married and moved to South Burlington in 1956. She was
employed by the University of Vermont for many years as a medical secretary.
She recently retired from IBM and moved to Williston. Throughout her life,
Ellie’s love of art sustained her. While raising her four children, she
pursued this passion. Some of her greatest pleasure came from her painting,
her family, and especially her four grandchildren. Expressing her talents
through the mediums of oil on canvas, watercolor and pastels, her talents
blossomed and she eventually became a decorative art teacher for friends and
family. Continuing the tradition set by her father who owned a bakery in Old
Saybrook Ellie was an accomplished baker and delighted her family with
beautiful birthday and occasion cakes. Her flair of art was reflected in all
aspects of her life. She was an accomplished musician. This sudden and
tragic loss has left a void in the hearts and souls of her family and
friends. She is survived by her four children, Maureen, Erin, Tim and
Richard; her beloved sister, Helen G. Fillmore; her four grandchildren,
Scott R. and Megan R. McLoughlin, and David V. and Jared W. McGinley. She
was predeceased by her parents, infant daughter, and her former husband and
father of her children, William Joseph McGinley. Funeral services will be
celebrated in the Williston Federated Church, Route 2, Williston, on
Saturday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 10, at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road,
Burlington. For those who wish, donations may be made in Ellie’s memory to
the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate, 77 Hegeman Ave.,
Colchester, Vt. 05446. 00


ROBERT R. MILES II
COLCHESTER — Robert R. Miles II, 44, of Colchester
died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, in Colchester. Visiting hours will
be Thursday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral
Home, 132 Main St., Winooski. Funeral services will be in the funeral home
Friday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday’s
Free Press.


ROBERT R. MILES II
COLCHESTER — Robert Roland Miles II, 43, of
Colchester died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, in Colchester. He was
born in Colchester on Dec. 26, 1957, the son of Robert and Maureen (Hoose)
Miles. Robert was employed for 21 years with Velan Valve Corporation. He was
a dedicated worker with the company as well as his own businesses. He was an
avid NASCAR fan (Go Gordon) and enjoyed fishing and gardening, and was
always “”Good To Go.” He is survived by three children, Robert “”Bobby”
Roland Miles III, Mathew Kane Miles and Meghan Marie Miles, all of
Colchester; his parents, Raymond and Maureen Robear of North Fort Myers,
Fla.; his brothers and sisters, Karen Miles of North Carolina, Leonard Miles
of Milton, Scott Miles of Nevada, Rachel and Kevin Lavallee of Colchester,
and Jason and Patricia Robear of Milton. He is also survived by several
nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, a special nephew, Andrew Moore, and many
close friends including those from Velan Valve. He was predeceased by his
father, Robert Roland Miles, on Oct. 4, 1964. Funeral services will be held
Friday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. in the La- Vigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St.,
Winooski, with the Rev. Roger Charbonneau officiating. Visiting hours will
be at the funeral home Thursday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

ALMA
BUTLER MORAN
BURLINGTON — Alma B. Moran, 92, of College Street died
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care after a long illness. She
was born in Burlington on Oct. 28, 1908, the daughter of the late Edward and
Eliza (Trombley) Butler. She was married in St. Anthony Church in Burlington
on Aug. 8, 1927, to Joseph S. “”Pete” Moran. Mrs. Moran was employed with the
Vermont Cleansing Co. for approximately twenty plus years. She was a member of
St. Joseph Co-Cathedral. She is survived by a son, Richard C. Moran of
Hendersonville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Richard (Lorraine) Bosley of
Fairfax, Lawrence Moran of Burlington, and Mrs. Robert (Suzanne) Baxter of
Austin, Texas; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a
sister, Mrs. Georgianna (Butler-Mosebach; and several nieces and nephews. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. in S.
Joseph Co-Cathedral Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Lake View
Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the
Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


ARLENE P. TOSI
MONTPELIER / BURLINGTON — Arlene P. Tosi, 71, of Aspen
Drive, South Burlington, and formerly of Derby Drive, Montpelier, died Aug.
7, 2001, at Starr Farm Nursing Home in Burlington. She was born in
Jeffersonville on July 30, 1930, the daughter of Martin and Madeline
(Thomas) Pender and graduated from Cambridge High School. Arlene was
employed at the Department of Employment and Training for 42 years, retiring
in 1990 as assistant chief of contributions. She married Adelmo Tosi on Oct.
16, 1965, in St. Mary Church in Cambridge. Mr. Tosi died Nov. 16, 1994.
Among her many interests, Arlene enjoyed crafts, gardening and sewing.
Survivors include two sisters, Marilyn Wetherbee of Rockledge, Fla., and
Annetta Barrett of Shelburne; three nieces, Penny Bell, Marie Barrett and
Brenda Barrett; one nephew, Loren Barrett; and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Mrs. Tosi was predeceased by her husband, father, mother and stepfather,
Tracy Martin; and a nephew, Dale Wetherbee. Calling hours will be Thursday
from 7 to 9 p.m. in Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30 School St., Montpelier.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, in Hope Cemetery
in Barre. Memorial contributions may be made to Belvidere Cemetery
Association, c/o Gloria Allard, Treasurer, 34 Lonesome Dove Knoll Lane,
Belvidere, Vt. 05442, or to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 100 Dorset St., Suite
14, South Burlington, Vt. 05403.


JACK S. WHITE
MORRISVILLE — Jack S. White, 84, died at his home
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001. He was born in Morrisville on Aug. 7, 1917, the son
of Morris B. and Marguerite (Stoddard) White. Jack was a 1935 graduate of
Peoples Academy and a 1938 graduate of Boston Embalming School. He intended
to assist his father in the operation of the family mortuary business. Nov.
11, 1939, Jack was united in marriage to the former Ramona E. Stetson. Jack
enlisted in the U.S. Army and served overseas for a brief period during
World War II. Upon his return, he attended the Floral Design School in
Boston and returned to Morrisville to start and manage White’s Flower Shop
for several years. He then accepted the task of owning and continuing to
operate White’s Funeral Home Inc. until his retirement in 1984. Jack was a
well-respected and active member of his community. He was a member of Mount
Vernon Lodge 8, F&AM, and the Morrisville Rotary Club. Jack was a member of
the First Congregational Church of Morrisville and served as a cemetery
commissioner of Pleasant View Cemetery. Jack loved to fly, had his pilot’s
license and was part of the Civil Air Patrol. He was also an avid golfer and
a member of Copley Country Club. Jack also possessed musical as well as
artistic talents. He played in the Morristown Military Band, and he greatly
enjoyed photography. His work in the flower shop and as a restorative artist
in the funeral home were extensions of his creative abilities. Jack S. White
devoted many years of his life to help families at the most difficult times
in their lives, sacrificing much of his own personal life in a difficult and
demanding profession. Our community owes much thanks to a quiet, humble man
for his service to so many families. He is survived by three children, Prudy
Newton and her husband, Allen, of Morrisville, Melissa Rose of Walpole,
Mass., and Jack White and his wife, Barbara, of Ferrisburgh; eight
grandchildren, Kevin and Marc Newton of Morrisville, Shellie Tierney of Jay,
N.Y., Jessica Wheeler of Manhattan, Kan., Nicholas Rose of Walpole, Dawn and
Lisa White of Colchester, and Emily White of Ferrisburgh; and nine
great-grandchildren. Jack was predeceased by his wife, Ramona, in September
1988, a daughter, Jacqueline, in 1942, a grandson, Jacob, and a brother,
Leon “”June” White. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug.
10, in the First Congregational Church of Morrisville with interment
following in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. In
lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack’s memory would be appreciated to the
Make-a-Wish Foundation of Vermont, 100 Dorset St. No. 13., South Burlington,
Vt. 05403. The Burlington Free Press would like to extend its sincerest
apologies to the family of Jack White for omitting the obituary from
Thursday’s edition. We apologize for any inconvenience the error caused.

August 8

REINA
GAMACHE AUSSANT
CANADA / WINOOSKI — Reina Gamache Aussant passed away
Aug. 8, 2001, after a long illness. She was born April 30, 1937, the daughter
of the late Theodore and Fernande Gamache. She was a graduate of St. Francis
Xavier School, Mount St. Mary Academy and the Fanny Allen School of Nursing.
She is survived by a son, Jean Francois Aussant; her daughter, Christine and
son-in-law, Andre Veillette; five brothers and their spouses, Clement and
Barbara Gamache, Richard and Suzanne Gamache, James and Theresa Ga- mache,
Paul and Mary Anna Ga- mache, Gerard and Mary Jane Ga- mache; two sisters and
their spouses, Theresa and Gary Payea, and Andrea and Palmer Irish; and
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jean Aussant;
and two sisters, Annette Gamache and Claire Gamache Burdick. Funeral services
were held Aug. 13 in St. Agapit Church in Deux Montagne, Quebec.

FRANCIS FOSS COLE
MORRISVILLE — Francis Foss Cole, 81, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, 2001, in
Copley Manor with his family by his side. He was born in Morristown on Nov.
12, 1919, the son of the late George and Winifred (Foss) Cole. Francis was the
husband of the former Ramona E. Slayton, whom he married Aug. 17, 1942.
Francis graduated from Peoples Academy. He served for a brief period of time
during World War II in the Army Air corps and was a member of American Legion
Post 33 of Morrisville. His employment background began with Atlas Plywood; he
then moved on to serve as manager of Adrian’s Store. Francis found his true
vocation in banking, serving as a loan officer for the Sterling Trust (now the
Merchants Bank in Johnson), becoming a trust officer and vice president,
serving over 30 years before retiring. Francis was also active in the
community, as a member of the Puffer United Methodist Church, serving on many
committees throughout the years; he played in the Morristown Military Band;
and he served on the board of directors and as treasurer of the Lamoille
County Senior Citizens. After retirement, he also enjoyed his daily round of
golf. Francis was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and his family
was the most important part of his life. Besides his wife, he is survived by
his two daughters and their husbands, Virginia and Richard Moody of
Morrisville, and Patricia and George Brisson of Cortez, Colo.; four
grandchildren, Brian Moody of Elmore, Kevin Moody and Adriane of Morrisville,
Paige Marie Lachance and Peter of Vancover, B.C., and Jason Tuttle and his
fiancee, Kelly Hoffman, of Oriskany, N.Y.; three great-grandchildren, Sadie,
Joshua, and Kiley Moody of Morrisville; two step-granddaughters, Mary and
Marilyn and three stepgreat-grandchildren of Rhode Island; a sister, Elaine
Reirden of Richford; brothers and sister-in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. George Goodrich
of Morrisville, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Slayton of Stowe; several nieces,
nephews, cousins; and many close friends. Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m. Sunday in the Puffer United Methodist Church, Morrisville, with interment
following in Pleasant View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made to the patient activity fund of Copley Manor, 577 Washington Hwy.,
Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home,
Morrisville.


DONALD R. HASELTON
ESSEX — Donald R. Haselton (Dancing Don), 86, widower
of Ruth G. Haselton, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, at the Starr Farm Nursing
Home in Burlington. He was born March 22, 1915, in Enosburg, the son of the
late Morton and Sadie (Jones) Haselton. Donald served in the military during
World War II. He was employed at G.E. for over 25 years. He was an avid horse
lover and founding member of Lucky Trail Riders. Donald is survived by his
son, Neil Haselton of Florida; three grandchildren, Kim Tanner of Jericho,
Shirley Paradise of Colchester, and Richard Haselton of Colchester; three
sisters, Mary Young, Ida M. Gravelle, and Dorothy McArthur; two brothers,
Arthur and Robert Haselton; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
his grandson, Ronald E. Haselton. Funeral services will he held Saturday, Aug.
11, at noon in the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex
Junction, with visiting hours from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Underhill Flats Cemetery, Underhill.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes
Association, Vermont-Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford,
Conn. 06150-1160.

JOHN
LARGENA
WATERBURY — John Largena, 88, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8,
2001, in Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. He was born in Shelburne on
July 5, 1913, the son of Raymond J. and Mary (Lessor) Largena. John had many
jobs and occupations during his life, two of which were his employment at Bell
Aircraft in Burlington and working as a cobbler. He and his wife last attended
the Waterbury Methodist Church. He leaves his wife of nearly 65 years, Gladys
(Boyd) Largena of Waterbury; two sons and their wives, John and Doris Largena
of Waterbury and Eric and Muffet Largena of Bakersfield; three grandchildren,
Jason, Joy and Janet; two great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren;
his brother-in-law, Kenneth Boyd; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A
graveside service will be held in South Duxbury Cemetery in the near future.
Arrangements are by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington.

J.
RONALD REED
ST. JOHNSBURY — J. Ronald Reed, 81, of St. Johnsbury died
at his home at 331 Summer St. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001. Mr. Reed was a
longtime vice president and insurance agent at Reed Insurance Agency in St.
Johnsbury. He was a member of Mount Sinai Temple 3 Shrine and was dedicated
to the Shriners band, his passion for more than 50 years. Predeceased by his
dear wife, Virginia, in 1991, he is survived by his second wife, Dot Reed
and her family; two daughters, Elaine Magnan and her husband, John, of St.
Albans, and Martha Reed of St. Johnsbury; three grandchildren, Scott, Angela
and Tyler; and his brother, Russell Reed and his wife, Virginia, of St.
Johnsbury. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the North
Congregational Church on Main Street in St. Johnsbury. Burial will follow in
Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the Sayles Funeral
Home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., where a Masonic service is being planned
for 7:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Shrine Crippled
Children’s and Burns Institute, P.O. Box 742, Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or
Caledonia Home Health (marked for “”Hospice”), P.O. Box 383, St. Johnsbury,
Vt. 05819. Arrangements are by the Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St.
Johnsbury.

August 9


ELAINE D. ABELL
MONTGOMERY CENTER — Elaine D. Abell, 88, died Thursday
morning, Aug. 9, 2001, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston. She was born
in Enosburg on June 5, 1913, the daughter of the late Leo J. and Elizabeth (Gover)
Abell. She was a resident of Montgomery Center most of her life and was a
member of the Montgomery Baptist Church. She taught school in Sampsonville for
a few years and then attended Johnson State College. She then taught at
schools in Waterville and Johnson, and at Johnson State College. She was a
member of Vermont Retired Teachers Association. She was also very active in
town affairs, serving as librarian, lister, auditor, on the board of Civil
Authority, and the Zoning Board. She will be remembered in the community as
the cat lady. She is survived by a nephew, Loren Gilbert of Hinesburg; a
niece, Sydney Graves of Dover, Del.; special friends and neighbors, Gaston and
Theresa Begnoche of Montgomery Center; several grandnieces and -nephews. She
was predeceased by a brother, Leo Abell; and a sister, Edith Gilbert. A
memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Spears
Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Interment will follow in the
North Fairfield Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish,
contributions in her memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen
Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495, or to the Franklin County Home Health
Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.


ARNOLD R. BONE
NEEDHAM, Mass. — Arnold R. Bone, 88, of Needham and
formerly of South Ryegate, Vt., an engineer, inventor, gunsmith, string
instrument bowmaker and devoted husband, died Aug. 9, 2001, in Tippett Home
Hospice in Needham. He was born in South Ryegate on July 26, 1913, the son of
Archibald and Edith (Plummer) Bone. He attended school in Woodsville, N.H.,
and graduated from Wentworth Institute in 1935. From 1944 until 2000, he
worked for Dennison Mfg. Co. in Framingham (now Avery Dennison), where his
long and distinguished career provided him with numerous patents. He was a
member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers. Mr. Bone is
survived by his wife of 62 years, Leona (Clough) Bone, known as Kitty, of
Needham; their son, Russsell P. of Billerica; daughters Marilynn Bone Kloss of
Concord, and Janet E. Bone of Morris Plains, N.J.; two grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services
will be in South Ryegate Presbyterian Church on Monday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m.
with the Rev. Catherine Cook, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in
Pinehurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Deaconess
Glover Hospital, Needham, Mass. 02192. Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, is in
charge of arrangements.


STEWART B. FARLEY JR.
WILLISTON — Stewart B. Farley Jr., 71, of Williston
died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A
complete obituary will appear in Monday’s edition of The Burlington Free
Press. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Ready Funeral Home Mountain
View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.


STEWART B. FARLEY JR.
WILLISTON — Stewart B. Farley Jr., 71, of Williston
died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001. H was born in Brockton, Mass., on Aug. 4, 1930,
the son of the late Stewart B. Farley Sr. and Grace D. McNutt. He was a
graduate of Worcester Junior College and the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst, earning a degree in mechanical engineering. Stewart was awarded the
Purple Heart for his service with the U.S. Marines during the Korean War..
Aug. 28, 1954, he married Grace C. Wagner in Fitzwilliam, N.H. He was employed
as a mechanical engineer with IBM for 30 years before retiring in 1987.
Stewart was an active member of Patriot Lodge 33, F&AM, of Hinesburg; Eastern
Star, La Plotte Chapter 64; Mount Sinai Temple of Montpelier, and United
Church of Hinesburg. He was also involved with Promise Keepers and was
Scoutmaster of Troop 92 in Williston. Mr. Farley was an avid bowler and member
of the Champlain Lanes League and enjoyed bridge. He enjoyed the outdoors,
spending time fishing, camping, or just walking the beach. Time spent with his
family was very special to him. His grandchildren were his light. Stewart is
survived by his wife, Grace C. Farley of Williston; his son, Stewart B. Farley
III and his wife, Kathryn L., of Essex; a daughter, Melissa S. Loretan and her
husband, Eric P., of Bristol; four grandchildren, Kara Grace Farley, Stewart
Barrett Farley IV, Kristi Jane Farley, and Caitlin Grace Loretan; his brother,
Donald E. and Edith Farley and their son, David, of Shaftsbury; a very special
aunt, Virginia McNutt of Nokomis, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Nancy Billow; a
brother-in-law, Thomas B. Wagner; and many close friends. He is also survived
by nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Susan C. Tuckman.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service Saturday, Aug. 18, at 1
p.m. in East End Cemetery in Williston. A service celebrating the life of
Stewart B. Farley Jr. will also be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at 3 p.m. in the
United Church of Hinesburg. Sharing and prayer time will be held from 2 p.m.
until the time of the service in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers,
donations in his memory may be made to United Church of Hinesburg Building
Fund, c/o Andy Seaton, P.O. Box 486, Hinesburg, Vt. 05461. Arrangements are in
the care of Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex
Junction.


MARY JOHNSON IRISH
WILLISTON — Mary Johnson Irish of Willison died
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston. She was
born in Williston on July 27, 1917, the daughter of Arthur and Theresa Gipps
Johnson. In her early years while living in Burlington, Mary worked and
became the first female bank officer in the state of Vermont. She also
enjoyed her time as a volunteer for the community, church, school, and the
ry Fletcher Hospital. Later in life she experienced the joys of her family
and in helping to raise her grand- and great-grand sons and -daughters. In
1977, she and her husband moved to Stowe in anticipation of retirement and
lived there until 1998. They spent eight winters in Tequesta, Fla., and for
the past 10 years have lived in Pinehurst, N.C. during the winter. In 1998,
she and her husband returned to her beloved Williston to be nearer family
and friends and to live near the farm where she was born and grew up. She is
survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Charles E.; two sons, Dr. C.
Edwin Irish and his wife, Beth, of Portland, Ore., and John A. Irish of
Burlington; two grandsons, Charles E. Irish III and his wife, Vicki, and
Shawn Ryan Irish of Portland; and their mother, Polly Cook of Plainfield;
one stepgranddaughter, Heidi and her husband, Justin Huggins, of Portland;
two great-grandchildren, Marissa Kathleen and Clayton John Irish; and two
stepgreat-grandchildren, Haley Michelle and Ashley Elizabeth Huggins, all of
Portland. Mary’s family wish to express their sincere appreciation and
thanks to the VNA, volunteers, and the Vermont Respite House for the care
and comfort they provided Mary and her family. Funeral services will be held
Monday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, 39 Main St.,
Essex Junction, with burial to follow in the family lot in East End Cemetary,
Williston. Visiting hours will be Sunday, Aug. 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the
Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. In lieu of
flowers memorial donations may be made to Vt. Respite House, 99 Allen Brook
Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.

SCOTT
HUNTER IRWIN
GREENSBORO — Scott Irwin died Aug. 9 at his home in
Greensboro. He was born on Aug. 21, 1947, in Bronxville, N.Y., where he grew
up and attended school. He served with the 101st Airborne Disvision in Vietnam
in 1966-67, where he received the Purple Heart with two clusters and the
Silver Star. After his discharge from the Army, he attended Miami Dade College
in Florida, then moved to Greensboro shortly thereafter. His immediate
survivors include his parents, Peter and Hariett of Greensboro and Stowe; his
brothers, Tony of New York City and Keith of Lebanon, N.H.; his nephew
Christopher of Enfield, N.H.; his caring companion Karley Donavan of
Greensboro; and Zoe and Abi Watras of Greensboro. Services will be private.
His friends are invited to a gathering in memory of Scott on Sunday, Aug. 19
in the Lakeview Inn in Greensboro from 4 to 6 p.m. Arrangements are under the
direction of the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, 17 Church St., Hardwick.


ELAINE A. (CAYE) LeMAY
COLCHESTER — Elaine A. (Caye) LeMay, 85, of
Colchester, formerly of Tariffville, Conn., died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, in
the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. Elaine was born in Windsor,
Conn., on Dec. 13, 1915, the daughter of William and Ruth (Emerson) Caye. She
was married in Windsor, Conn., on Sept. 9, 1939, to William LeMay, who
predeceased her Sept. 12, 1998. Elaine is survived by a daughter, Joyce
Pelletier and her husband, Maurice, of South Burlington; three grandchildren,
Jackie Dodge and her husband, James, of Burlington, Joseph Pelletier of South
Burlington, and Beth Beutler and her husband, Keith, of South Carolina; two
great-grandchildren, Douglas Beutler of South Carolina and Rhianna Dodge of
Burlington; a daughter-in-law, Janet LeMay of South Carolina; a brother,
Robert Caye and his wife, Nancy, of Connecticut; two sisters, Helen Pearson
and her husband, James, of Florida, and Elsie Flack of Florida. She was
predeceased by a son, David R. LeMay, a brother, Ralph Caye, and three
sisters, Doris Davis, Ida Goetz and Ruth Caye.. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Monday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Catholic Center at UVM in
Burlington. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South
Burlington. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Green Mountain Nursing Home, 1102 Ethan Allen
Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132
Main St., Winooski.

IRENE
S. PATTEE
NEWPORT / GEORGIA — Mrs. Irene S. Pattee, 78, passed away
Thursday, Aug 9, 2001, in Northwestern Medical Center. She was born in Georgia
on Jan. 7, 1923, the daughter of Russell Collins Sunderland and Winifred Belle
(Newton) Sunderland. She was a 1940 graduate of Bellows Free Academy and then
St. Albans Hospital School of Nursing. Oct. 12, 1945, in Georgia, Irene
married James T. Pattee. Irene was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, an
active member of the United Church of Newport and the Georgia Plains. She was
an avid sports fan; she was the first recipient of the “”Sports Fan of the
Year Award” from North Country Union High School, and was always a source of
support for her many friends. Besides her husband of 55 years, James of
Newport, she is survived by two sons, Roger and his wife, Barbara, of Detroit,
Mich., and Allen and his wife, Terri, of Bedford, N.H.; two daughters, Martha
Heath of Westford and Becky Buczynski of Woodbridge, Va; her twin sister,
Katherine and her husband, Marvin Way, of St. Albans; a brother, Ronald and
his wife, Charlotte Sunderland, of Georgia; a sister-in-law, Edith Pattee of
Georgia; a brother-in-law, Eldon LaPlante of Pittsfield, Maine; seven
grandchildren, Molly, Kate and Elise Heath, Adrian Pattee, and Bethany, Daniel
and Sarah Pattee; two great-grandchildren, Juliana Gagne and Adrian Pattee II;
several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many close friends. She was
predeceased by her sisters Gladys, Joyce and Dorothy, a brother, Russell, a
sister-in-law, Carolyn Pattee, and a brother-in-law, George Pattee. A service
of remembrance will be held Monday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. in the United Church
of Newport, Third Street, Newport. A service of remembrance will be held
Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. in the Georgia Plains Baptist Church. Interment
will be in the family lot in Georgia Plains Cemetery. Those planning an
expression of sympathy are asked to consider the United Church of Newport,
Third Street, Newport, or the Irene S. Pattee Athletic Spirit Award, North
Country Union High School, c/o Gary Girard, Athletic Director, Veterans
Avenue, Newport, Vt. 05855. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S.
Main St., St. Albans.


PATRICIA (STROUD) RIPPON
BURLINGTON — Patricia Ruth Rippon, 68, died
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Patty was born in Fairpoint, Ohio, on Dec. 29, 1932, the daughter of Arthur
and Dove (Neville) Stroud. She graduated from Marrietta High School and
worked for Air-O-Lite in Marrietta. In Burlington, Patty was employed with
the University of Vermont and G.M.A.C. She also was the secretary at the
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington for many years. She was a
loving and beloved wife, mother, sister and friend. She will be missed by
all. She is survived by her husband, Winsor Rippon of Burlington; four
children, Mark Rippon and his wife, Barbara, of Montpelier, Hal Rippon of
Royalton, Melanie Seigler and her husband, Dewey, of Richmond, Va., and
Laura Dove Rippon of Rutland; six grandchildren, Sarah and Irene Rippon,
Stephen and Stephanie Rippon, and Lee and Isabel Seigler; two brothers and
their wives, Arthur and Peggy Stroud and David and Nancy Stroud; and several
nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Gloria
Thompson. A memorial service will be held in the First Unitarian
Universalist Society of Burlington on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. In lieu
of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Unitarian Universalist
Memorial Garden, 152 Pearl St., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements by
Elmwood-Meunier.

August 10


ADRIAN R. BIRCHARD
MIDDLEBURY — Adrian R. Birchard, 93, passed away
Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, in Addison House. He was born Sept. 18, 1907, in
Shoreham, the son of John and Mary (Rowe) Birchard. He received his education
in Addison County schools. He worked as a rural mail carrier for the U.S.
Postal Service in Shoreham from 1936 until his retirement in 1971. He enjoyed
genealogy, spent years researching family history, and contributed
significantly to Sanford Witherill’s history of Shoreham. He was an
accomplished musician, playing drums and saxophone in area orchestras. He is
survived by his sons, John Birchard of Takoma Park, Md., and Roy Birchard of
San Francisco; two nieces, Gertrude Jackson of Middlebury and Sybil Butler of
Texas; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Gladys
Gove, in 1993; five half brothers, Leonard, Harry, Raymond, Rollin and Carl;
and a niece, Alma Birchard Wisell. The graveside committal service and burial
will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery in
Bristol. The Rev Gordon Mitchinson will officiate. Donations may be made in
his memory to Addison House, College Street, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Service
arrangements are under the care of Sanderson Funeral Service, Middlebury.


LORETTA M. DANYOW
PANTON — Loretta M. Danyow, 79, died Friday, Aug. 10,
2001, in Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was born May 20, 1922, in
Winooski, the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Tougas) Dumas. She was a member of
St. Peter Catholic Church in Vergennes, Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary
Post 14, Addison County Eagles Club and VFW in Burlington. She was predeceased
by her husband, Robert Danyow Sr., on July 4, 1987, and her son, Robert Danyow
Jr., on May 16, 1969. Loretta is survived by two daughters, Clara (Ziggy)
Comeau and Suzan Caniyo and her husband, Vit; two grandsons, Peter Danyow and
Adrian Comeau and his wife, Tricia; three granddaughters, Christina, Michelle
and Julianne Caniyo; a great-grandson, Zachary Comeau; and several nieces and
nephews. She was also predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter Catholic
Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in Gage Cemetery in Ferrisburgh.
Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Monday from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to Vergennes Area Rescue Squad,
P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, Vt. 05491.

RUTH
WELLS BAILEY HOOVER DOLL
BURLINGTON — Ruth Wells Bailey Hoover Doll died
Aug. 10, 2001, in Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington. Mrs. Doll, longtime
resident of Essex Junction, was born Dec. 19, 1913, daughter of Elmer S.
Bailey and Bessie E. (Wells) Bailey. She graduated from Lebanon Valley College
in 1935, with a bachelor of science degree in public school music. The
following month she married Earl. E. Hoover in Springfield, Mass. He
predeceased her Jan. 7, 1939. July 29, 1940, she married University of Vermont
Professor Charles G. Doll, who died March 12, 1990. An accomplished pianist
and much sought-after accompanist, Mrs. Doll will be remembered for her many
performances with local vocalists, Essex Junction schools, UVM Friends of
Music, and the Essex Junction Women’s Club. As a member of the First
Congregational Church in Essex Junction, she often accompanied services in the
organist’s absence. Mrs. Doll was employed at the Essex Trust Company (Howard
Bank) fifteen years before retiring in 1976. In recent years, she took great
pride in maintaining her home, enjoyed traveling, and at the age of 78,
experienced the thrill of a glider flight. She is survived by a daughter,
Linda D. Black and her husband, Stephen, of DeWitt, N.Y.; a son, Charles G.
Doll Jr. and his wife, Maureen Grannan, of West Newton, Mass.; five
grandchildren, Scott J. Vincent and his wife, Valorie, of Laguna Beach,
Calif., Eric C. Vincent of Marlton, N.J., Lisa V. Sculley and her husband,
Michael, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and Ryan and Kelsey Grannan-Doll; two
great-grandsons, Alec and Mark Sculley; an aunt, Bertha Wells of
Douglassville, Pa.; and a niece, Hattie (Doll) Peterson of Washington, D.C.
Arrangements are by Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home. In keeping with her wishes,
there will be no scheduled services or calling hours. Donations may be made to
Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction, or Starr Farm Nursing Center,
98 Starr Farm Road, Burlington.

CARMEL “”MILLIE”
DUVAL
BURLINGTON — Carmel “”Millie” Duval, 70, died in Burlington on
Aug. 10, 2001. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.
Monday in St. Mark Church. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard
Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A complete obituary will
appear in Sunday’s Free Press.


CARMEL “”MILLIE” ROSE AZZARELLI DUVAL
BURLINGTON — Carmel “”Millie”
Rose Azzarelli Duval of Burlington went to be with the Lord on Aug. 10,
2001. Carmel had been devastated by the traumatic sufferings and recent
death of her husband, Donlon Duval. Her powerful sense of love surged
through her life and God sent her the ultimate healing, and joined her to
her husband and infant daughter, Diane Mary Rose. Carmel Duval is survived
by her mother, Carmela Azzarelli of Burlington; her sister and
brother-in-law, Rose and Augustine Merola of East Meadows, N.Y.; her
brother, Vincent Azzarelli of Staten Island, N.Y.; her brothers-in-law and
their wives, Douglas and Irene Duval of East Northport, N.Y., and Martin and
Gwendolyn Duval of Queens, N.Y., and all their families; her uncle, John
Mucia of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her aunts, Sister Geneva Duval of Littleton, N.H.,
and Noella Duval of Burlington; a many cousins. Her nieces and nephews
number 25. Close to her heart was the love of her loyal friends. Recently
she was involved with researching her family’s history, Azzarelli and
Bongiardina. All were immigrants from Pozzallo, Italy. Some friends were
among the first to settle in Burlington. Carmel was also a great lover of
animals, especially dogs and cats. She enjoyed gardening of flowers and
vegetables. Carmel was an avid reader and was also fluent in both reading
and writing Italian as well. Carmel always sought to help the downtrodden in
her quiet way. Hospitality, warmth and love were her gifts. Faith was an
important part of her life. She was a member of St. Mark parish in
Burlington. For 25 years, Carmel was employed by General Electric in Florida
and Pennsylvania, where she worked as an executive secretary. The gift of
her presence, her sense of humor, and her strong organizationl skills will
be sorely missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30
a.m. Monday in St. Mark Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in
Resurrection Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard
Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Parishioners and friends will meet for prayers at 3:45 p.m. today.
Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors


EDITH COLODNY FEEN
BURLINGTON — Edith Colodny Feen entered into rest
Aug. 10, 2001. She was the wife of the late A. Pearley Feen, mother of
Elaine Kaufman of London, England, Eleanor Bloomberg of Swampscott, Mass.,
and the late Geraldine Wilensky of Palm Beach, Fla. She is also survived by
many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Edith was the
daughter of Louis and Rebecca Colodny, born Oct. 13, 1901, in Burlington,
where she lived all her life except for the last five years, when she
resided at Wake Robin in Shelburne. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.
Monday in Ohavi Zedek Synagogue with interment to follow in Hebrew Holy
Society Cemetery, Patchen Road, South Burlington. Preparation rites were by
the Jewish Sacred Society. Donations in her memory may be made to The Edith
and A. Pearley Feen Endowment and Lecture Series, c/o Ohavi Zedek Synagogue,
188 N. Prospect St., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by Boucher and
Pritchard Funeral Directors.


PHLINDA E. HUNT
MIDDLEBURY — Phlinda E. Hunt, 90, passed away Friday
Aug. 10, 2001, in Helen Porter Health and Rehabilitation Center in
Middlebury. She was born Aug. 30, 1910, in Walpole, N.H., a daughter of
Harvey and Fanny (Rushlow) Garrapy. Her family moved to Vermont while she
was young, and she grew up in Addison County. She was active in Project
Independence. She enjoyed country/western music and was an avid fan of the
old time fiddlers, traveling to see them when she could. She also was a Red
Sox fan, and enjoyed time in the outdoors, hunting and fishing. She is
survived by her daughters, Bernice L. Gonzalez of Middlebury, Kathryn M.
Menard of Leicester, and Laurel K. Sarkowski and her friend, John Throop, of
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; her brothers, Charles Garrapy of Underhill; Richard
Garrapy of Springfield, and Jean Garrapy of Auburn, N.Y.; her sisters,
Rachael Gordon of Vergennes, and Faith Cordle of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; 11
grandchildren several great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. A
funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. in Sanderson
Funeral Chapel on South Main Street. The Rev. Denis Breton, pastor of St.
Mary Catholic Church, will officiate. A private graveside committal service
and burial will take place at the convenience of the family in West
Salisbury Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, Aug., 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. at
Sanderson Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Elderly Services,
P.O. Box 581, Middlebury, or Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association,
P.O. Box 504, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge
of arrangements.


CLIFTON E. MAGOON
MORRISVILLE — Clifton E. Magoon, 61, died
unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Aug. 10, 2001. He was born in Corinth on
April 23, 1940, the son of Earl E. and Dorothy (Eastman) Magoon. Clifton was
married to the former Diantha Tellstone on Oct. 22, 1977. She predeceased
him May 3, 1995. Clifton had been employed by the town of Morristown Highway
Dept. for the past number of years. He had been a faithful, active member of
Elmore United Methodist Church. Cliff always had a positive attitude, was
always willing to lend a helping hand, and he always had a smile on his
face. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by
his father, Earl, of Morrisville; two sisters, Margaret and her husband,
William Patch, of Wolcott and Pauline and her husband, Robert Karpanty, of
Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, Harold and his wife, June, of Morrisville and
James and his wife, Lorraine, of Tucson, Ariz.; a niece and several nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Elmore United
Methodist Church with interment following in Hooper Cemetery in Hyde Park.
Visiting hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the White-Fiess Funeral Home,
165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in
Clifton’s memory would be appreciated to the Elmore United Methodist Church,
Lake Elmore, Vt. 05657.

NELLIE GEORGES PALLUCCI
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Nellie Georges Pallucci, 84, of Winter Haven passed away
Aug. 10, 2001, surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Yonkers, N.Y., on
April 26, 1917, where she lived until she married Pius Georges and moved to
New Britain, Conn. Nellie moved to Winter Haven from New Britain in 1959. She
worked for Bringles’ Jewelers and Christi’s Sundown Restaurant until her
retirement. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Winter Haven.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Pius Georges, in 1953; her husband
of 44 years, Vincent Pallucci; daughter Virginia and Arthur Greenblott of
South Burlington, Vt.; son Richard P. Georges of Arcadia; daughter Carol-Ann
Georges of San Diego, Calif.; daughter Joan and Helmut Georges Lenes of
Shelburne, Vt.; grandchildren Kara, Kevin, Lisa and Brian Greenblott, Ricky
and Johnny Georges, and Sarah and Peter Lenes; and great-grandchildren Sierra
Georges and John Wesley Georges. Nellie is loved and missed as a wonderfully
loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Services will be
Monday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. in St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Winter Haven.
Entombment will be in Glen-Abbey Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to American Heart Association or the charity of one’s
choice. Crisp-Coon Funeral Homes Inc., of Winter Haven, Fla., is in charge of
arrangements.


BESSIE ETHEL SUMNER
WEST BOLTON — Bessie Ethel (Mudgett) Sumner, 80, died
Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a brief
illness. She was born Aug. 27, 1920, in Sandwich, N.H., the daughter of Jessie
and Jennie (Sturgess) Mudgett. Bessie worked on the family farm in her youth.
She loved gardens, picking berries and time spent with her family. She is
survived by her six children, Jennie Beaudoin of Williston, Linda Streeter and
her husband, John, of West Bolton, Rose Streeter, Jean Loiselle, and George
and Allan Sumner, all of Burlington; several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; her brother, George Mudgett of New Hampshire; and many
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland Sumner, in
1995. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 13, at 10:30 a.m. in Gifford
Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond with burial to follow in West Bolton
Cemetery. There are no visiting hours.

August 11


Eileen T. Gallagher,
88, of Burlington died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, in
Starr Farm Nursing Home. She was born in Massachusetts on Sept. 7, 1912, the
daughter of the late James and Mary (Quinlan) Robillard. She was a graduate of
Cathedral High School in Springfield, Mass. Sept. 7, 1938, she married Edward
F. Gallagher in Springfield. Edward predeceased her Dec. 6, 1996. Eileen is
survived by her son, Edward J. Gallagher and his wife, Pamela S. Savely, of
Burlington; two daughters, Mary E. Cosgrove of Burlington and Joan Whitney and
her husband, Hamilton, of Kensington, N.H.; six grandchildren, Christopher,
Robert and John Gallagher, Emmett and Lillian Cosgrove, and Kris Lowell; and a
great-granddaughter, Emily Gallagher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark Roman Catholic Church
in Burlington. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu off
flowers, contributions may be made to the Howard Center for Human Services,
Baird Center for Children and Families, 110 Pine St., Burlington, Vt. 05401.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer
service offered by the Rev. John Feltz at 6:45 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home
South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


DOROTHY ALLEN JONES
WINOOSKI — Dorothy “”Dot” Allen Jones, formerly of
Winooski died Aug. 11, in Starr Farm Nursing Center. Dot was born in
Lexington, Ky. on March 4, 1911, the first child of Henry and Edna Cobb. She
married Robert G. Jones in 1945. He predeceased Dot on June 1, 1967. She is
survived by her son, Allen and his wife, Liz, of Underhill Center; their four
children, Allen Jr. and wife, Nancy, of Louisville, Ky, Catherine of Essex,
Moira of Nantucket, Mass., and Erin of Burlington; a stepson, Richard and
stepdaughter, Carol, of Lexington; and a stepson, Robert Jr. of Mississippi;
and a stepdaughter, Kay, of Watertown, N.Y.; beloved sister, Marjorie, and
niece, Faye, both of Lexington; numerous other “”cousins” in Kentucky; and a
niece, Lynn and nephew, Ron, both of southern California. She was a 17 year
resident of the Courtyard Apartments in Winooski and was very, very fond of
her many friends and life there. Dot’s Kentucky accent usually gave her away
as “”not being from around here” and she thoroughly enjoyed being knows as a
“”southern lady”. She loved her plants, and was known as the “”plant lady”
in the Courtyard. She also loved all animals, especially her son,
daughter-in-law and grandchildren’s various dogs and cats. The family is very
grateful for the many kindnesses and thoughts from Dot’s Winooski friends, the
management of the Courtyard Apartments, and the dedicated staff of the
Visiting Nurse Association and Starr Farm Nursing Center. A memorial Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Stephen Church, 115 Barlow Street,
Winooski, on Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations be made in Dot’s name to the Visiting Nurse Association,
1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.


ROBERT E. “”AMOS” MATTE
WINOOSKI — Robert E. “”Amos” Matte, 75, of
Winooski died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington. He was born in Winooski on Jan. 8, 1926, the son of Philippe and
Florence (Snide) Matte. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier parish in
Winooski, a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Stephen Council,
and a member of the Vermont State Retired Employees Association. For many
years, he assisted his brother, Leo P. Matte, at the Merchants Press and also
worked for many years at the LaVigne Funeral Home. Family and close friends
will remember Robert for his gift of tender caregiving, his selflessness, and
his joy in living a simple lifestyle. He is survived by a brother, Leo “”Lee”
Matte of Winooski; a sister, Sister Jane Frances, a Sister of Mercy of
Burlington; two sisters-in-law, Victoria Matte of Hinesburg and Madeline Matte
of St. Johnsbury; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was
predeceased by eight brothers, a sister, two sisters-in-law, a nephew and two
nieces. Robert’s family would like to thank the staff on Baird 4 at Fletcher
Allen Health Care and Dr. Timothy Terrien for their devoted care and their
kind compassion to them. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen Catholic Church in Winooski.
Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund, 100 Mansfield Ave.,
Burlington, Vt. 05401, or the St. Francis Xavier Church Capital Campaign, 3
St. Peter St., Winooski, Vt. 05404. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, Aug. 14,
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St.,
Winooski.

August 12


RHODA (SMITH) BURKE
SOUTH BURLINGTON / ST. ALBANS — Rhoda (Smith)
Burke, 84, died following a long illness, in Redstone Villa in St. Albans.
She was born May 29, 1917, in Bridport, the daughter of Carroll and Geneva
(Adams) Burke. Rhoda married Waldo Burke on June 12, 1946, in the First
United Methodist Church in Burlington. He predeceased her in 1989. She
managed the hot lunch program at Orchard School from 1958 to 1963. She later
went on to run the soda fountain in Liggett’s Rexall Drug in Burlington
during the mid-1960s. She also worked at the Rec Room in Burlington. She
enjoyed cooking, feeding family and friends, especially during the holidays.
She is survived by her two children, daughter Carol Davidson and her
husband, Howard, of Naugatuck, Conn., and her son, John A. Burke of South
Burlington; seven grandchildren, Holly Bushey, Gina Laberge, Mary Lou Burke,
Stacy Orr, David Davidson, Kimberly Gyenizs, and Brianne Davidson; 12
great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Rachel Ackerman and Jeanne Stevens,
both of California. She was predeceased by her stepson, Thomas Burke, and
stepdaughter Lois Carrassi; fivebrothers and sisters, Eleanor Smith,
Marshall Smith, Nathan Smith, Unice Roberts, and Elizabeth Baker and Allen
Smith. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 9:30 a.m. in the
Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Homes, 209 Falls Road,
Shelburne. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral
home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Alzheimer’s
Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601.


DARRELL LYONS
BURLINGTON — Darrell Lyons, 63, died of natural causes
Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, at home in Burlington. He was born in Spokane, Wash.,
and was orphaned at age 12. He ran away from his foster home at 16 to join the
circus. Darrell lived for many years in the Bronx, N.Y., where he met his wife
Theresa, who predeceased him in 1997. He is survived by a sister, Linda Baker
of Snohomish, Wash.; three nephews; and a sister-in-law, Agnes Johnson of
Burlington. Darrell was a longtime member of Alcoholics Anonymous and an
active member of Westview House. He was an outspoken advocate for the rights
and dignity of the mentally ill. A memorial gathering of friends will take
place in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday at 9:15 a.m.
in the downstairs fellowship hall. There will be no calling hours. Interment
will be in Lakeview Cemetery at a later time. Boucher and Pritchard Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.


HERBERT ALEXANDER PETERSON
ST. ALBANS — Herbert Alexander Peterson, 81,
passed away Aug. 12, 2001, after a long illness. He was born June 24, 1920, in
St. Albans, the son of Algot W. and Anna (Olson) Peterson. As a youth, Herb
was an outstanding athlete and football remained his sport through college and
a passion throughout his life. His college career was interrupted by World War
II. He joined the Air Force and served as a gunner in the 468th bomb group,
serving in the Pacific theater. During his service he was shot down twice and
forced to bail out over the Indian Ocean. Upon returning home, he remained
fiercely proud of his country and the principles on which it was founded. He
retired from the Central Vermont Public Service and enjoyed many years of golf
and his home on French Hill. Herb spent many hours working to preserve the
history and honor of local military veterans who so courageously served their
country and communities. Herb was a member of the Robert E. Glidden Post 758,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Green Mountain Post #1, American Legion, the
Champlain Country Club and the St. Albans Historical Society. Survivors
include his step-son, William Peterson; a grandson, William Peterson;
granddaughters, Suzan and Ashley Peterson; several nieces and nephews; and
dear friend of many years, Betty Eldridge of Swanton. He was predeceased by
his wife, Gladys on Oct. 29, 1977; sisters, Eleanor Foster on Dec. 10, 1984,
and Florence Rath on Sept. 1, 1988; and brother, Allen Peterson on April 15,
1985. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, at 11:00 a.m. in the
Heald Funeral Chapel. There will be no visitation. Interment will follow in
the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy
are asked to consider the St. Albans Historical Society and Museum, P.O. Box
722, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So.
Main St., St. Albans.

August 13

CLARA
L. BRONSON
NORTH FERRISBURGH — Clara L. Bronson, 87, died Monday, Aug.
13, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born April 26,
1914, in Shoreham, the daughter of Anton and Catherine (Katie) Kubin Johanis.
She married Wymond M. Bronson on Aug. 6, 1934, who predeceased her Dec. 19,
1998. Clara is survived by a daughter, Sheila Fors and husband, the Rev.
Martin, of Lyndon Center; a son, Verne Bronson of Burlington; eleven
grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Brisson of
Rutland; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter,
Charlene Bronson; a sister, Helen Davis; and a brother, Edward Johanis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, in North Ferrisburgh United
Methodist Church. Interment will be in North Ferrisburgh Cemetery. Friends may
call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Wednesday from 7 to 9
p.m. Contributions may be made to Ferrisburgh Volunteer Fire Department, Rt.
7, Ferrisburgh, Vt. 05456.


DONALD W. GERRISH BURLINGTON — Donald W. Gerrish, 74, died
unexpectedly in Fletcher Allen Hospital on Monday, Aug. 13, 2001. A memorial
service will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. in the First Congregational
Church in Burlington. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to
Washington Lodge #3, F.& A.M., c/o Frank McCaffrey, 38 Swift St., South
Burlington, Vt. 05403. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Free
Press. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, in charge
of arrangements.


DONALD W. GERRISH
BURLINGTON — Donald W. Gerrish, 74, died unexpectedly
in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001. Mr.
Gerrish was born Sept. 2, 1926, in New Limerick, Maine, the son of the late
Neal and Laura (Burton) Gerrish. He graduated from Portland High School and
served honorably in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne
during World War II. Mr. Gerrish was married to Beatrice Rand on May 19, 1947,
in ulton, Maine. He was employed by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
Service for 30 years, beginning with the U.S. Border Patrol in El Paso, Texas,
in 1951. Donald served in a variety of officer capacities in Texas, Maine, New
York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vermont. He retired as assistant regional
commissioner for deportation of the Eastern Region at Burlington in 1979 and
returned to active service as regional legalization officer in 1986 for an
additional 18 months in the Burlington Regional Office. Donald was a charter
member of the Fraternal Order of Retired Border Patrol Officers. Mr. Gerrish
devoted more than 25 years of service and leadership in the Masonic Fraternity
of Vermont. He was Past Master of Washington Lodge 3 of Williston, presiding
officer of all Burlington York Rite Bodies, Lt. Commander-in-Chief of the
Vermont Consistory of the Scottish Rite, Grand High Priest of the Grand
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Vermont, Grand Commander of the Grand
Commandery, Knights Templar of Vermont. He served as presiding officer of the
Vermont Priory (Knights Cross of Honor), the Red Cross of Constantine and of
the Green Mountain York Rite College. Donald was an active member of Mount
Sinai Shrine 3 and of the Vermont Lodge of Research 110, the Royal Order of
Scotland and the Order of Past Commanders Knights Templar of Vermont. He also
served the Grand Lodge of Vermont as District Deputy Grand Master and as an
aide to the Grand Master of Vermont. Among the many honors he received were
the 33rd Degree of Scottish Rite and the Order of the Purple Cross of the York
Rite College. Donald was an ardent devotee of the sport of golf, and fishing.
Mr. Gerrish is survived by his wife, Beatrice (Rand) Gerrish; four children,
Illona K. and John A. LePera of Whitesville, N.Y., Dale C. and Carol A.
Gerrish of Spring City, Pa., Noreen M. and Robert I. Anderson of Park Ridge,
N.J., and Glenn A. Gerrish of Philadelphia, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles B. Gerrish of Alaska; three sisters,
Margaret Scribner, Mary McCutcheon and Marjorie Knapp; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Shelley Nichols, in 1988. A memorial service
will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in the First Congregational Church
in Burlington. Burial will be at the conve- nience of the family. There are no
visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Washington
Lodge 3, F&AM, in care of Frank McCaffrey, 38 Swift St., South Burlington, Vt.
05403. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, in charge
of arrangements.


CHESTER JULIAN HICKOK
BENNINGTON — Chester Julian (C.J.) Hickok, 85, a
resident of 104 Putnam St. in Bennington, died unexpectedly Monday evening,
Aug. 13, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington following an
accident in his home. Mr. Hickok was born Dec. 18, 1915, in Poughkeepsie,
N.Y., the son of Julian and Margaret (Moore) Hickok. He took an early interest
in natural science and maintained a lifelong interest in the workings of the
natural world. As a teenager he became an Eagle Scout and later attended
Weslyan University where he studied chemistry. Mr. Hickok moved to Vermont in
1939 and worked on highway and bridge projects as a materials chemist. He
later was employed at Union Carbide and Thompson Manufacturing in Bennington
before becoming a pari-mutuel supervisor at Green Mountain Racetrack in Pownal
where he was employed from the opening day until the racetrack closed. Many
feel Mr. Hickok’s true calling was in helping his fellow man and improving the
lot of people in need. “”C.J.” always helped people whenever he could and
there are many in the community who have benefited from his time and
generosity. His persistent faith in the goodness of his fellow man allowed him
to personify the highest attributes of human behavior. Volunteering for
Chester Hickok began with AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) in
1976 when he became the first vice president of Bennington AARP chapter and
then served two terms (four years) as chapter president. He was appointed to
the AARP State Legislative Committee, became secretary and then was appointed
assistant state director, in charge of public relations. As public relations
media specialist he produced a quarterly newsletter “”Green Mountain AARP
News” and started a cable television series, which was cast to 16 cable
access centers in Vermont, boasting a potential viewership of nearly 135,000.
This project was made possible due to Mr. Hickok’s election to the first board
of directors of Catamount Access Television Corp. in Bennington, which became
operational Oct. 15, 1993. Mr. Hickok was appointed AARP Communications
Specialist and served until September 1997, when he resigned to continue his
cable television series as “”Green Mountain Mature News.” At the time of his
death, Mr. Hickok was serving as public relations officer for the Bennington
AARP chapter, which holds its annual AARPple Fest and Craft Fair the last
weekend in September. He was also serving as legislative chair of the
Manchester/Northshire AARP chapter where he and his wife, Beth Moses Hickok,
are members. Mr. Hickok had served on the board of CAT-TV, Channel Twelve
since 1992 and was chair of the Communications Committee. Mr. Hickok had also
served as chair of the Bennington Elderly Action Committee (BEAC), which has
now merged with FOCUS. He performed public relations work for the VEN “”Taking
Steps in Bennington,” worked on the Bennington County Physicians Care
Committee and served as an RSVP volunteer. Mr. and Mrs. Hickok were most proud
of co-founding The Vermont Miracle Workers, which is a consortium of
organizations in the state devoted to encouraging Vermonters consider organ
and tissue donation. The Vermont Miracle Workers was responsible for the organ
donor form on Vermont operators’ licenses, a program started in 1990. Since
1987, the Hickoks have organized the presentation of a plaque by the governor
during Vermont Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week honoring the Vermont
Miracle of the Year. This was received by the family of Baby Emma Tifft in
Bennington in April of 1988. “”C.J.” always insisted on recycling and made
certain to get every bit of value out of everything he touched. His motto was
“”Use it up, fix it, then wear it out.” In addition to his wife, Elizabeth
(Stuart) Hickok of Bennington, Mr. Hickok is survived by three sons, Robert C.
Hickok of Bennington, William P. Hickok of Burlington and Barry W. Hickok of
St. Albans; two daughters, Barbara Hill of Greenville, N.Y., and Linda
Beauchain of Holyoke, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and
nieces and nephews. The Burial Office and Eucharistic Service will be offered
on Friday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. in St. Peters Episcopal Church in Bennington.
The Rev. Arthur Kingdon, Rector, will officiate. Committal services will be
held at the convenience of Mr. Hickok’s family in Park Lawn Cemetery in
Bennington. Friends are invited to call at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home
in Bennington on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, gifts in Mr.
Hickok’s memory may be made to CAT-TV or St. Peters Episcopal Church in care
of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, Vt. 05201. For
directions or to send e-mail condolences please consult http://www.nsm.org/covey.

MARION (CALL) MOORE
BURLINGTON — Marion R. Moore, 89, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, in Fletcher
Allen Health Care joining her beloved husband, Chester Moore, who
predeceased her in 1986. Marion was born in Ausable Forks, N.Y., on May 18,
1912, the daughter of William G. and Ruth A. (Mussen) Call. She graduated
from Ausable Forks High School in 1929 and from Plattsburgh Normal School in
1932. For many years, Marion taught school in Upper Jay, N.Y. In 1999, she
was awarded an Honorary Bachelor of Science degree from Plattsburgh State
University. Marion was married to Chester E. Moore in 1935. They made their
home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. after a brief stay in Long Island, N.Y. She
had a wide variety of interests and a passion for bridge, gardening,
crossword puzzles, reading and sewing. Her gift to all who knew her was her
ever-present sense of humor and a kind word for everyone she met. Marion
worked as a volunteer for many years at the Senior Citizens’ Center in
Saratoga Springs and enjoyed teaching bridge and line dancing. Since 1991,
Marion has made her home at Pillsbury Manor South Residence, maintaining her
cherished independence throughout her life. She is survived by her brother,
Robert F. Call and his wife, Lois, of Burlington and St. Peterburg, Fla.;
her nieces, Jacqueline and Nancy Call and Debbie Dodge; and her nephews,
William and James Call and Gregory Roy. Along with her husband, Marion is
predeceased by her brother, Tracy Call and her sister-in-law, Harriet Call.
A celebration of her life will be held at Pillsbury South, 20 Harbor View
Road, South Burlington on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in
Ausable Forks, N.Y. at the family’s convenience. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier.


VALDEKO “”HARRY” SIRGO
COLCHESTER — Valdeko “”Harry” Sirgo of
Colchester, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, in the Vt. Respite House in
Williston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary
notice will appear in Wednesday’s Free Press. In lieu of flowers, donations
in his memory may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, 95 Allen Road, South
Burlington, Vt. 05403. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, South
Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


VALDEKO HARRY SIRGO
COLCHESTER — Valdeko Harry Sirgo, 71, passed away
Aug. 13, 2001, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston. Harry was born May
11, 1930, in Tartu, Estonia, the son of Valter and Aimi Sirgo. With his
parents, he came to the United States in 1950 and shortly thereafter, he
joined the United States Army. He was honorably discharged as a private
first class in 1953 after having served as a military police officer in
Germany. After his discharge, Harry attended New York University where he
received the degree of bachelor of science in engineering. He was married to
Margit Kullango Sirgo in 1965. For more than 36 years, they maintained their
vows to love one another “”forever and ever.” During this time, they also
raised a family that was and continues to truly be their pride and joy. He
began his career with Philco Ford where he obtained a number of patents for
work that he did with lasers and crystals. In 1964, he began his 27 years of
employment with IBM. During his career, Harry was also a radiological
instructor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and an emergency
medical technician for IBM. Upon his retirement from IBM, Harry worked for
ITS providing airport security. Throughout this time, he also provided free
tax assistance through AARP. His training as a military police was later put
to use as a member of the Civil Air Patrol and as an auxiliary police
officer with the Burlington Police Department. Harry began a long and
passionate scouting careeer in 1943 in Estonia. He was a scoutmaster both in
Estonia and in the U.S. Harry was also very proud of his affiliations with
the Wappingers Lodge Masons, Valley of Burlington Scottish Rite and the
Mount Sinai Temple Shriners. He will be dearly missed also by his brothers
from Fraternitas Liviensis. Harry’s hobbies included gourmet cooking,
singing with the Green Mountain Chorus and his barbershop quartet, fishing,
and golf. He received and gave hour upon hour of enjoyment spending time
with his grandson and many “”grandpets.” He is survived by his wife, Margit;
his daughter, Ingrid Hanson and her husband, Chris, of Grandville, Mich.;
his daughter, Tina Kalfus and her husband, Howard, of Essex; and his
grandson, Joshua Benjamin Kalfus, also of Essex. The family is very grateful
to the staff on Shepardson 4 at FAHC, Vermont Center for Cancer Medicine,
the Visiting Nurse Association and the Vermont Respite House for making his
last days comfortable and peaceful. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.
Thursday in Ascension Lutheran Church in South Burlington. Visiting hours
will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in Ready Funeral Service’s South Chapel,
261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory
may
be made to
Ascension Lutheran Church, 95 Allen Road, South Burlington, Vt. 05403.


ELIZABETH HAZEL KOCH WEDEMEYER
INMAN, S.C. / SOUTH BURLINGTON —
Elizabeth Hazel Koch Wedemeyer, 79, of Inman, S.C., and South Burlington
left this earth Aug. 13, 2001, surrounded by her loving family. She was born
in New York on May 7, 1922, graduated from Girls Commercial High School, and
pursued a career in fashion design. She married Henry Wedemeyer on Feb. 3,
1943, and devoted her life to him and to the family they created together.
Mrs. Wedemeyer also co-founded with her husband Eagle Printing Company in
Taylors, S.C., and worked there as a graphic designer until shortly before
death. She leaves behind a grieving family including her husband Henry
Wedemeyer; daughter Rita Randazzo and her husband Joe Randazzo of South
Burlington; daughter Larraine Sexton and her husband Ernest Sexton of
Pickens, S.C.; son Richard Charles Wedemeyer and his wife Jamie of Norman,
Okla.; son Roger Curtis Wedemeyer and his wife Leslie of Ormond Beach, Fla.;
granddaughter, Robin Sexton and grandson Logan Wedemeyer; sister Alice
Wesley of Louisville, Ky.; and her dear nieces, nephews, and blended-family
grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters — Dorothy Koch Bachner
and Rita Merle Koch — and her beloved grandson Matthew Scott Sexton in
1995. There will be a private memorial service arranged by her family. In
lieu of flowers, they would appreciate donations to the American Cancer
Society.

August 14


NANETTE WARREN BROWN
SHELBURNE — Nanette Warren Brown, 57, of Shelburne
died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington
following a long battle with cancer. She was born in Binghamton, N.Y., on
March 1, 1944, the daughter of Frederick L. and Mildred (Hawkes) Warren. She
received her B.A. degree in elementary education from West- minister College
in New Wilmington, Pa. July 22, 1967, she married Raynd N. Brown Jr. in
Binghamton. She was a former schoolteacher and more recently employed at
Wake Robin as transportation co-coordinator and receptionist. She was a
member of the Shelburne United Methodist Church and was part of the church
choir. She also was a member of Professional Educators Organization and was
involved with Young Life (non-denominational outreach to youth), Young at
Hearts and Meals on Wheels in Chittenden County. She is survived by her
husband, Raymond N. Jr. of Shelburne; three children, Raymond N. Brown III
and his wife, Loreen, of Clairmont, Calif., Frederick W. Brown and his
fiancee, Karen Welding, of Haddon Heights, N.J., and Katherine L. Brown of
Shelburne; two grandchildren, Lucas N. Brown and Jacob K. Brown; her mother,
Mildred H. Warren of Binghamton; one brother, Richard Warren, Ph.D., and his
wife, Elizabeth, of Berwyn, Pa.; two sisters, Jean W. King and her husband,
Douglas, of Buffalo, N.Y., and her twin sister, Susanne W. Boulter of
Buffalo; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be celebrated
Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. in the Shelburne United Methodist Church with
interment to follow in Shelburne Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt.
05602. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 in the
Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

JOHN
J. PETRIE
CAMPBELL HALL, N.Y. — John J. Petrie, 73, of Campbell Hall died
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, in Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was born in Grand
Isle, Vt., on April 4, 1928, the son of John and Rosina (Lawrence) Petrie. He
was married to Ann (Chaperone) Petrie, who predeceased him. Mr. Petrie was an
English teacher for Newburgh Central School District in Newburgh. He was an
Army veteran of the Korean War and was active with Thoroughbred Horses. He is
survived by seven children, Stephan Petrie and his wife, Roseann, of Beacon,
Michele Houman and husband, Eddie, of Livingston Manor, Greg Petrie and his
wife, Margaret, of Newburgh, Marianne Luby and her husband, Paul, of
Charlotte, N.C., Diane Petrie of Port Royal, S.C., Kathi Petrie of Campbell
Hall, and Renee Brestle and her husband, Mark, of Somers Point, N.J.; 11
grandchildren; and fourgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. in the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 S. Church St.,
Goshen. Interment will be in Orange County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery,
Craigville Road, Goshen. Visiting hours will be Friday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 9
p.m. Arrangements are by the Donovan Funeral Home.

DORIS
ELIZABETH SCRIBNER
COLCHESTER / NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Doris E.
(Beatty/Joyce) Scribner, known as “”Doty” to her many friends and relatives,
entered into rest Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care, ICU
Unit, after a 42 day illness. Born July 30, 1934, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., she
was the daughter of Harold and Hazel (Banker) Beatty, who predeceased her. She
graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1952. She then attended Vassar
Brothers School of Nursing and graduated in 1955. She was employed as a
dedicated and compassionate nurse for 45 years at Vassar Brothers Hospital,
Poughkeepsie, and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, retiring in 1996. In
1996, she and her loving husband of 27 years, Edward, became “”snowbirds”
commuting between Vermont and Florida with their devoted companion “”Dakota
Marie.” She loved spending time with her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren, camping, flower gardening, singing, traveling, and
painting. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Kevin Joyce
(girlfriend Sue Morgan) of Essex Junction; daughters, Debra Joyce (boyfriend
Jamie Mears) of Underhill, Lorraine Joyce and Mike Gonzalez of Essex Junction,
Kathleen Cote (Bombard) and her husband, Jerry, of St. George, and Sharon
Desso and her husband, Robert, of Fletcher; 22 grandchildren; seven
eat-grandchildren; stepchildren Veronica Johnson of Fort Meyers, Fla., Edward
Scribner and his wife, Denise, of Richmond, Va., Kevin Scribner and his wife,
Karen, of Brunswick, Maine, Mark Scribner and his wife, Laurie, of Essex
Junction, and Karen Grove of Jacksonville, Fla. She was predeceased by a
stepdaughter, Connie Scribner. We have been truly blessed to have had such a
beautiful person to teach us the true meaning of life, compassion, joy and
unconditional love. Mom, wife, friend will live in our hearts forever.
Visiting hours will be Saturday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the
Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, with a memorial
service at 7:30. Interment services will be held in Poughkeepsie Rural
Cemetery, Saturday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to Friends of Nurses Health Study, Harvard Medical School, Dr.
Speizer, Channing Laboratory, 181 Longwood Ave., Boston, Mass. 02115.

August 15


SANDRA C. L. BASHAW
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Sandra C. L. Bashaw, 89, a
longtime resident of South Burlington, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, in The
Arbors in Shelburne. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 17, at 11
a.m. in the La- Vigne Funeral Home in Winooski. A complete obituary will
appear in Friday’s Free Press.


SANDRA C.L. BASHAW
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Sandra C.L. Bashaw, 89, a
longtime resident of South Burlington, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at The
Arbors in Shelburne. She was born in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 19, 1911,
daughter of the late Herman and Dora (Berman) Levinson. She was married in
Valley Forge, Pa. on Oct. 7, 1933, to Albert Bashaw, who predeceased her May
19, 1986. Sandra was a past president of the Fanny Allen Auxiliary and the
Athena Club. She enjoyed making jewelry and hats. She was very active,
traveled extensively and lived a great life. She is survived by a stepson,
Albert Bashaw of New Jersey.; and her guardian, Patrick Waters and his wife,
Brenda, of Charlotte. She was predeceased by a sister, Badona Levinson,
M.D., in 1993. Sandra’s survivors would like to express their sincere
gratitude to the caregivers at The Arbors for the wonderful care and
kindness shown to her. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 17, at 11
a.m. with the Rev. Philip LaMothe officiating in the LaVigne Funeral Home,
132 Main St., Winooski. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in
Burlington.


BERNARD J. CAMERON SR.
COON RAPIDS, Minn. — Bernard J. (Bernie) Sr., 75,
of Coon Rapids, Minn., passed away Aug. 15, 2001. He retired as a field
engineer from Diamond Power Company. Retired in 1985 from the 237th
Communications MNANG, Bernie also served the 133rd combat engineering unit
MNANG with his son, Michael for two years. Bernie was preceded in death by his
parents, John and Helen, and his brother, Elliot. He will be deeply missed by
his loving wife of 53 years, Pauline; sons Bernard Jr. and Michael; daughters
Mary (Chad) Sommerfeldt, and Janet (Gary) Nygaard; grandsons Justin and
Patrick; sister Dorothea Cameron; mother-in-law Cora Libby; brothers-in-law
Ralph Libby and Paul (Kathleen) Libby; many nieces and nephews; and many good
friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Aug. 20, at 10
a.m. in Epiphany Catholic Church, 1900 – 11th Ave. NW, Coon Rapids. Visitation
is Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home with vigil prayers at 7:30 p.m.
Interment will be in Epiphany Cemetery, Coon Rapids. Methven-Taylor, Anoka,
Minn., in charge of arrangements.


DELBERT “”JR” DETAMORE
WINOOSKI — Delbert “”Jr.” Detamore, 36, of
Winooski died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at his home as the result of a head
injury sustained years ago. He was born in Elyria, Ohio, on June 11, 1965, the
son of the late Delbert and Helen (Rollins) Detamore. Jr. was employed for
many years at Chuck’s Mobil Mart in Winooski. He enjoyed fishing, was an avid
bowler and was a member of the RVA. He is survived by two children, Felicia
and Dustin Detamore of Elyria; five brothers, Randy, Kevin and Jay Detamore of
Ohio, Robert Amos and his wife, Debbie, of Fairfax, and Michael Sipes and his
wife, Jennifer, of Elyria; one sister, Nancy Gish and her husband, Gary, of
Ocala, Fla.; an aunt and uncle, Sindy and Chuck Rollins of Winooski, with whom
he made his home; an aunt, Bonnie Cochran of St. Albans; and many nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18,
at 11 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Association of Vermont,
P.O. Box 6292, Rutland, Vt. 05702. Visiting hours will be Friday, Aug. 17 from
7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.


VIRGINIA F. EMERSON
VERGENNES — Virginia F. Emerson, 91, died Wednesday,
Aug. 15, 2001, in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She was born July
7, 1910, in Medway, N.Y., the daughter of the Rev. John C. II and Minnie (Congleton)
Emerson. Virginia was a member of the Vergennes Congregational Church. She and
her sister Eleanor operated The Boulders Summer Resort in Westmore on Lake
Willoughby for about 40 years. Virginia moved to Vergennes in 1988. She is
survived by a brother, John C. Emerson III of Vergennes; two sisters, Urania
Ewin of Florida and Shirley Clark of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
Virginia was predeceased by three sisters, Lillian Perrier, Jessie Birdyshaw
and Eleanor Emerson. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11
a.m. in the Vergennes Congregational Church. Interment will be in Walpole, N.H.,
at a later date. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to
the Vergennes Congregational Church, Vergennes, 05491. Brown-McClay Funeral
Home in Vergennes in charge of arrangements.

IRENE
POQUETTE
NEW HAVEN — Irene Poquette, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001,
in New Haven. She was born May 8, 1919, in Alburg, the daughter of Delphise
and Melvina (Socia) Poquette. Irene was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic
Church in Bristol. Irene made her home with Alice, Charles Barnum and their
four children and Ray Bicknell in New Haven. She is survived by a sister,
Sister Catherine Rose of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, in St. Ambrose
Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol.
Friends may call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol, Monday from 10
a.m. until the funeral. Contributions may be made to the Addison County
Hospice or Project Independence, Middlebury, 05753.

E.
ROGERS RUTTER
BRIDPORT — E. Rogers Rutter, 70, died Aug. 15, 2001, at his
home in Bridport. Son of Everett R. and Annett Rutter, Rogers was born in
Cambridge, Mass., and raised on a family farm in Derry, N.H. Dec. 29, 1951,
Rogers married Mary Owen. In addition to raising their own family, they have
fostered additional children, worked several farms, and for thirty years have
bred Tower Hill Farm’s line of champion Connemara ponies. Addressing Pinkerton
Academy’s class of 1949 at their fiftieth reunion, Rogers wrote, “”Family,
farm, community, and school provided me with a most extraordinary childhood,
and those early years in Derry gave me the foundation for my life for the next
fifty . . . Life has certainly taken my wife and I down a truly adventurous
path since I left Derry . . . Throughout my life I have been committed to
farming as an expression of a land ethic, and have participated in small town
government in the belief that such government, and the communities it
represents, are the best possible focus of our American democratic ideals.”
Rogers served in the U.S. Army from 1953 – 1967, on active duty in the
Marshall Islands during joint task force atomic testing, then on reserve duty
as a training NCO. He received a BA in animal sciences and an MS in resource
economics from the University of New Hampshire. Rogers’ commitment to the land
and wildlife of New England was one of the defining passions of his life. As a
farmer, and as a member of the New Hampshire Agricultural Lands Preservation
Committee and numerous other research, planning and zoning committees in New
Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, Rogers practiced and advocated for responsible
stewardship of the land. His love of birds and other wildlife was manifest in
his personal photography and his continual efforts toward education and
conservation, especially among the children of his community. Rogers was a
deeply caring person, who worked diligently and creatively to serve his
community and improve the lives of others. From 1963 – 1975 he worked for the
New Hampshire Office of Planning on anti-poverty, coastal zone, water and
recreational resource plans for the state and the region. As director of the
New Hampshire State Technical Service Program, he led projects addressing
low-cost housing, waste management and nuclear power issues. From 1976 – 1985
Rogers served as executive director of the Community Services Council of
Merrimack County, New Hampshire, creating countrywide crisis intervention and
help lines, as well as overseeing housing, training, transportation and case
management for people with developmental disabilities. In 1986, Rogers and
Mary saw the fruition of a longtime dream, when they moved to Bridport to
create a family farm with son Jonathan and his wife, Beverly. For fifteen
years the Rutters have lived in the house and barn complex built by Rogers,
continuing their Connemara breeding program in conjunction with Jon and
Beverly’s dairy operation. Rogers enriched the lives of family and friends
with his old-time New England resourcefulness, his honesty, warmth, and
intelligence, and his wonderful sense of humor. He will be deeply missed and
lovingly remembered. Rogers is survived by his wife, Mary Owen Rutter, son
Jonathan Rutter and wife Beverly; daughter, Lisa Savage and friend Barbara
Brunette, sister Hannah Martin and husband Pete, brother Michael Rutter and
wife, Linda, niece, Becky Rutter, granddaughter Lisa Gaboriault and husband
Paul, grandson Lawton Rutter, and great-granddaughter Kaitlyn Gaboriault.
Memorial services will be held in the Sanbornton Congregational Church,
Sanbornton, N.H., at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20. In lieu of flowers, please
consider a donation to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 75,
Middlebury, Vt. 05753.

JAMES
W. ZENO SR
. ESSEX JUNCTION — James W. Zeno Sr., 73, of Center Road died
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was
born in Colchester on March 3, 1928, the son of Frank H. and Emily (Deuso)
Zeno. His father died before he was born and he was raised by his mother and
stepfather, Frank Burgor. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War
having served with the U.S. Army. May 3, 1952, he was married in Winooski to
Blanche Harris. Jim had worked for many years in plumbing and heating for
Teachout Brothers, and later worked and retired from IBM in Essex Junction. He
was a member of St. Pius X parish, a member of American Legion Post 1 in St.
Albans, and a member of VFW Howard Plant Post 782 in Burlington. He is
survived by his wife, Blanche M. Zeno of Essex Junction; five children, Bertha
and Tony Lema of Mount Clemens, Mich., Mary L. and Dennis Sumner of Fletcher,
James W. Zeno Jr. of Fairfax, Timothy and Linda Zeno of Essex Junction, and
Sherry and Michael Brassard of Bedford, Mass.; seven grandchildren, Michael
and Christopher Lema, Colleen Combs, Sarah Lynn Zeno and Nicole, Kristen and
Michelle Brassard; one sister, Laura Preston, and one brother, Frank Zeno,
both of Essex Junction; a sister-in-law, Maryann Zeno of Fairfax; a
brother-in-law, Sam and his wife Joyce, Harris of St. Albans; a sister-in-law,
Nolia Harris of Winooski; a brother-in-law, Edmond Gamelin of Burlington;
several nieces and nephews; and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic
Church in Essex with burial to follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery. The family
requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s
Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1818, Memphis, Tenn. 38101. Visiting
hours will be held Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home Mountain
View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.

August 16


STEVEN AUDERIETH, ESQ.
SOUTH BURLINGTON / UNIVERSITY PARK, Fla. —
Steven Auderieth died at his home in South Burlington on Aug. 16, 2001. He
was born July 10, 1929, in New York City, the son of Gertrude and Alexander
Auderieth. On January 14, 1968, he married Judith Harris, then a Research
Associate at Cornell Medical College. They have maintained a summer home in
Colchester for over 30 years, and moved to Vermont permanently in 1991.
Steven was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School, Cornell University, and
Harvard Law School. He also had received a master’s degree in Classics from
Yale University and an LLM and an MBA from New York University. Having
worked for several large international corporations during his lifetime, he
retired from the International Tax Department of Squibb Pharmaceuticals as
the Director of Tax Research and Planning. He continued throughout his
lifetime to work as a Tax Consultant and free-lance writer, writing for many
professional tax journals and the Research Institute of America. He was a
member of the Keenan, Powers and Andrews law firm of New York City, and both
the Vermont State Bar and the New York State Bar. He was also a
long-standing member of the American Bar Association, actively participating
until his death on the sub-committee of International Taxation. Other groups
that he actively participated in included the International Fiscal
Association and the Tax Executives of America. These affiliations offered
him numerous opportunities to travel extensively throughout his life —
including journeys to Australia, all of South America, Europe, India, Nepal,
Israel and Jordan. In Vermont, Steven served as President of the Cornell
Club of Vermont, and an interim President of the Vermont Yale Club. He also
an active member of the Burlington Rotary Club and the Downtown Jewish Study
Group. He was a lifetime member of B’nai Brith International. He is survived
by his wife Judy; daughter Barbara Elaine and son-in-law Dan Levison of
Sarasota, Florida; daughter, Alison Joyce Auderieth of Boston; son Andrew
Harris Auderieth and daughter-in-law Joylynn Mae Auderieth of Philadelphia;
granddaughters Sarah Cynthia and Amy Gail Levison; and mother-in-law Ethel
Harris of South Burlington. His family were a constant source of joy and
love throughout his lifetime. Steven would not have been able to live the
past few months in the peace and comfort of his home without the kindness
and support of family, friends, and especially the VNA Hospice program.
There are not sufficient words to thank the dedicated VNA nurses for their
assistance. In addition, grateful appreciation goes to Dr. Richard Tonino
for his commitment to caring for Steven and his family. A graveside service
will be conducted for family and personal friends Friday at the Hebrew Holy
Society Cemetery on Patchen Road. Shiva will be observed on Saturday and
Sunday evening at the family summer house at 160 Broadlake Road in
Colchester. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cornell
Club of Vermont Scholarship Fund, 501 Brand Farm Drive, South Burlington,
Vt. 05403, c/o R. Perkett. Contributions may also be made to the B’nai Brith
Youth Organization, 1280 Centre St., Suite 230, Newton Centre, Mass. 02159.
Please indicate the gift should be contributed to the Amy Naparstek Memorial
Fund, honoring a beloved young cousin of Stevens.


ELIZABETH (KHOURY) FORTUNE
BURLINGTON — Elizabeth R. Fortune, 79, of 72
Heineberg Road passed away after a short illness with family by her side in
Fletcher Allen Health Care early Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001. She was born in
Burlington on May 9, 1922, the daughter of Thomas and Eva (Ranzanberger)
Khoury. She was the loving wife of John N. Fortune Sr. who pre-deceased her
in January 1998, after nearly 51 years of marriage. Liz was a 1939 graduate
of Caedral High School and a long time parishioner of St. Joseph
Co-Cathedral. She is survived by her son, John N. Fortune Jr. of Burlington;
her daughter, Gail M. Lavigne of Colchester; four grandchildren, Tara, Kiley,
Jason and his wife, Kristen, and Cara; her great-grandson, Joshua; her
brother, Michael Khoury of Colchester; three sisters, Regina Gay, Catherine
Khoury and Margaret Church, all of Burlington; her sister-in-law, Gloria
Fortune of Burlington; her brother-in-law and his wife, Maxim and Janice
Fortune of Bolton; many nieces, nephews, cousins and her special friends
from Heineberg Housing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment following in
New Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home,
97 Elmwood Ave.


HARLEY EDWARD NICHOLS
HARDWICK — Harley Edward Nichols, 78, of Hardwick
died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. He was born
July 19, 1923, in Hyde Park, the son of Harlie and Laila (Chase) Nichols. He
attended Hyde Park public schools. He entered the U.S. Army Air Force on Feb.
7, 1943, in Rutland. He served his tour of duty in Europe as an airplane
gunner and qualified marksman. He received a Purple Heart, Eame Theater
Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, a Distinguished Flying Cross, and an Air
Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters for his efforts. He was honorably
discharged Oct. 23, 1945, at Grenier Field in New Hampshire. Dec. 27, 1945, he
married Frances Hilda Clark in Wolcott. Harley was employed all of his working
years as a machinist for the C. Dana Co. in Hyde Park. He retired in the
1990s. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and his cat, Buffy. Survivors
include a sister, Gertrude Williams of Maine; a very dear sister-in-law,
Blanche Marckres; and a special niece, Marilyn Bradley, both of Morrisville;
and other nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances
on Sept. 8, 1995, and four sisters, Velma Cote, Kyra Hilliker, Laila Belle
Levesque and Mildred Griswold. A graveside memorial service will be held
Thursday, Aug. 23, at 1 p.m. in Jedediah Hyde Cemetery in Hyde Park with the
Rev. Michael Ford of the Second Congregational Church in Hyde Park
officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to
the Hardwick Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 837, Hardwick, Vt. 05843. Arrangements are
under the direction of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service 60
Elm St., Hardwick.


JOHN E. “”JACK” WALLER JR. LEE, N.Y. — John E. “”Jack” Waller Jr.,
74, of the town of Lee, a former resident of Shelburne, Vt., died Wednesday,
Aug. 16, 2001, in Barre-Berlin Hospital in Vermont after being stricken while
visiting family. He and his wife, Jayne, who survives, resided in Shelburne
for 26 years before moving back to upstate New York. Jack was manager of
communication and community relations at General Electric in Burlington before
retiring in 1989. He was born March 30, 1927, in Rome, N.Y. He served in the
U.S. Navy during World War II. Aug. 21, 1948, in Rome, he married Jayne A.
Pearsall, who survives. Jack was involved for many years with United Way and
other civic organizations in the Rome and Burlington areas. Jack and Jayne
were members of the United Church of Christ in Altamonte Springs, Fla., where
they resided during the winter months. Besides his wife, survivors include two
daughters and their spouses, Barbara and Andrew Demski of Johnson City, Tenn.,
and Patricia and Carmen Ferlo of Rome; two sons and their spouses, David and
Janet Waller of Ashburn, Va., and Robert and Carol Waller of Cary, N.C.; a
sister, Marion Waller of Rome; and 13 grandchildren. Services are scheduled
for Sunday, Aug. 19, in the Strong and Burns Funeral Home in Rome with
interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rome. Memorial contributions may be made
to the children’s charity of one’s choice, or the American Heart Association

HOLLY
REGAN WEIR
BURLINGTON — Holly Regan Weir died Aug. 16, 2001, in Fletcher
Allen Health Care. Holly was born Dec. 23, 1958, in Elmira, N.Y. She was a
graduate of Cornell University. Holly was active for years in Calvary
Episcopal Church in Underhill and in the schools of Underhill and Jericho..
She will be fondly remembered and very deeply missed by her family and the
many people whose lives she touched, especially in Underhill and Jericho.
Holly is survived by her husband, Mark; her sons, Nicholas and Benjamin; and
her parents, Donald and Helen Regan of Elmira. Funeral services will be held
Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Burlington. A
reception will follow immediately at The Inn at Essex. Holly cared deeply for
the children at Underhill Central School. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to a fund to purchase new playground equipment for the school in her
memory. Please send donations to Underhill Central School, 6 Irish Settlement
Road, General Delivery, Underhill Center, Vt. 05490, Attn: Bernie Fitzgerald.
Please indicate that this donation is for the playground.

August 17
GEORGE SAFFORD JR.
RICHMOND — George Safford Jr. died on Aug. 17, 2001, at age 72. He was born
July 2, 1979, in Boston, the son of George and Hilda Safford. George was a
former dairy farmer and continued to be enthusiastically involved in
gardening and poultry until his death. He was well-known and loved in
Richmond for his generous gifts of Christmas trees, apples, pumpkins,
vegetables, berries, eggs and flowers of many kinds. He was a resident of
Richnd for over 40 years. George was born in Boston and grew up in Wellesley
Hills, Mass., graduating from Wellesley High School. Following a
postgraduate year at Phillips Andover Academy, he received his B.A. degree
from Dartmouth College in 1951. He spent summers during his childhood in
Rockport, Mass., where he and his brother raced sailboats together. A
veteran of the Korean War, he served on a destroyer in the U.S. Navy. Later,
George took courses in Kansas. After working on dairy farms in New Hampshire
and Jericho, George came to Richmond as a helper on the Bushey dairy farm,
which he subsequently purchsaed. In recent years, he actively managed his
extensive gardens, chickens, apple orchards and Christmas trees. An avid
reader, George was recognized by neighbors and friends for his expertise in
many subjects. George was also known for his long-distance jogging through
Richmond and the surrounding area.He will be greatly missed by his many
friends and his family. Surviving him are his brother and sister-in-law,
Nick and Martha Safford of Rockport, Mass.; his nephew and wife, John and
Deb Safford, and their sons, Thomas and Matthew, of Hamilton, Mass.; his
niece and her husband, Jennie and Dr. James Meyer, and their son Oliver, of
West Newton, Mass.; and George’s special friend, Marion of Richmond. A
memorial service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26, on George Safford’s farm
at 2760 Cochran Road in Richmond at noon. In case of rain, the service will
be at the Cocharn Ski Lodge, Cochran Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial
gifts may be made to the Richmond Rescue, P.O. Box 404, Richmond, Vt. 05477.
Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond, in charge of arrangements.
August 18

JAMES
ROY LAWRENCE
SOUTH HERO — James Roy Lawrence, 67, of South Street died
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at his home in South Hero following a courageous
battle with cancer. Jim was born May 25, 1934, in South Hero, the son of John
and Ellen Lombard Lawrence. He served his country with the U.S. Army during
the Korean War. June 13, 1964, he was married to Jane Fuller in Milton. A
lifelong resident of South Hero, Jim owned and operated his own milk truck for
a short time. He also worked for Ray Allen, driving truck for the apple
orchard until gaining employment with the state of Vermont Department of
Highways, where he worked for 27 years until retiring. He more recently worked
for Carl and Sandy Bessette at South Hero Mobil a couple of days a week, as
his health allowed. A kind and gentle person who loved to garden and just
visit with people, Jim would do anything to help anyone at any time. He will
be missed by all who knew him. He leaves his loving wife of 37 years, Jane of
South Hero; their two daughters, Laurie Lee Cousineau and her husband, Ernest,
of New Haven, and Kathi Jane Lawrence of South Hero; his grandchildren, Jamie,
Kassandra, Joshua, Amanda and Brian Cousineau, all of New Haven; his brother,
Harley Lawrence and his wife, Jean, of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Joyce
Santor and her husband, Jasper, of South Hero, and Alice St. Peter and her
husband, Curtis, of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews. Jim also
leaves his faithful friend and companion, his black Lab, Mizz Molly Lucile
Lawrence. He was predeceased by his parents and three brothers, Jed, Arthur
and Richard. Jim’s family would like to thank the doctors and staff at
Fletcher Allen Health Care, Shepardson 4 Unit, and Dr. Christian Thomas and
associates at the Vermont Center for Cancer Medicine and Blood Disorders for
all the help given Jim and his family during his illness. Funeral services
will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. in the South Hero Congregational
Church, South Street, South Hero, with the Rev. Margaret Flad officiating.
Burial will be at a later time and at the convenience of the family. For those
who wish, contributions in Mr. Lawrence’s memory may be made to The Ronald
McDonald House, 16 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401-9948. Visiting
hours will be held Monday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Minor Funeral
Home, Route 7, Milton.


PAULINE “”POLLY” (DAY) MACKENZIE
BURLINGTON — Pauline “”Polly” (Day)
Mackenzie, 92, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001. She was born
July 12, 1909, in Newport, the daughter of Clinton and Maude (King) Day. She
graduated from Newport High School in 1927. Pauline married Leslie E.
Mackenzie of Barre on Sept. 6, 1930, in Montpelier, where they made their home
until 1952, when they moved to Burlington. Polly was employed by the New
England Telephone and Telegraph Co. in Montpelier prior to the birth of her
three children. She was a resident of Burlington for 49 years and a member of
the First Baptist Church, where she remained very active until failing health
in her later years. She was also a member of Temple Chapter 75, Order of the
Eastern Star, in Burlington and participated actively in a UVM Home Extension
group for more than 40 years, up until the time of her passing. Polly’s family
was the joy of her life. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and
grandmother. Her home for the last three years had been The Converse Home in
Burlington, where she leaves many dear and loving friends. Pauline is survived
by three daughters, Barbara Farrington of South Burlington, Jean (Mrs. John)
Noe of Bedminster, N.J., and Marjorie “”Pinky” (Mrs. Leroy) LaCasse of St.
Augustine, Fla., and Milton. “”Nana” also leaves six grandchildren, Diane
Farrington Babcock of Winooski, E. Robert Farrington of Williston, Andrew L.
Farrington of South Burlington, Scott Noe of Lebanon Township, N.J., Lynn Noe
Johnson of Aiea, Hawaii, and Casey R. LaCasse of Gainesville, Fla.; eight
great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are a special
niece, Susan Parker Pollak and her family of Charlotte; a sister-in-law, Ruth
Mackenzie of Montpelier; and a brother-in-law, Wendall Mackenzie of
Northfield; and other nieces and nephews. Polly was predeceased by her husband
in 1997 and her only sister, Marjorie Day Revoir, in 1988. Polly’s family
would like to thank the staff and residents at Converse Home for their loving
care and devoted friendship. Also, a special thank you to the Rev. David
O’Brien for his continued strength and support. A memorial service will be
held Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Burlington
followed by a committal service in Hope Cemetery in Barre at 1:30 p.m. In lieu
of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul
St., Burlington, Vt., or The Converse Home, 272 Church St., Burlington, Vt.
05401. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., is in charge of
arrangements.


MARTHA HUNT MRACEK
VENICE, Fla. — Martha Hunt Mracek, 62, died peacefully
at home Aug. 18, 2001, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Martha
was born July 21, 1939, in Providence, R.I., and grew up in Burlington, Vt.
After graduating from Champlain College, she worked in Burlington at W.E.
Hutton. She married and moved to Hudson Falls, N.Y. Martha was a former
hard-working employee of E.F. Hutton, The Post Star, and The Lake George
Steamboat Company. She enjoyed raising her “”pride and joys,” attending
school functions and sporting events, and was an international traveler. She
was a member of the Tri-County Mothers of Twins Club and held the office of
club president in 1974. In 1991, she moved to Venice with her husband of 40
years, David. She was a dedicated wife, mother, friend and homemaker who
enjoyed reading, volunteering at Our Mother’s House, attending meetings at The
Wellness Community of Venice, was an active member of Epiphany Catholic
Church, and was an auxiliary member of American Legion Post 159. Martha is
survived by her husband, David; five children, Nancy, John and Ann Marie, who
reside in New Jersey, and twins Michael and Joann, who reside in Florida; and
her sister, Jane, who lives in Burlington. A memorial service will be held in
St. Mark Catholic Church in Burlington on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 10:30 a.m. In
lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Wellness Community of
Venice or Hospice.

MARIE
ELIZABETH POLAND
WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Marie Elizabeth Poland, 78, of
Wallingford, Conn., died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at her home. Funeral
arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary notice will appear
at a later date. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, North Chapel, 934
North Ave., Burlington.

MARIE
ELIZABETH (GONYO) POLAND
WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Marie Elizabeth (Gonyo)
Poland, 78, of Wallingford, Conn., died peacefully at her home Aug. 18, 2001,
in the comfort of her loving family following a long illness. She was born in
Burlington, on Nov. 1, 1922, the daughter of the late Charles and Josephine (Du
charm) Gonyo. Marie is survived by her husband, Horace E. Poland of
Wallingford; her five daughters, Elizabeth Masse of Florida, Sandra Oldson of
Maine, and Gail Michaud, Beverly Davis, and Joyce Dingus of Wallingford; 15
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by six brothers
and five sisters, Herbert, Earl, Leward, Richard, George and Harold Gonyo,
Mary Marlar, Delia Billado, Ruth Dupont, Mable Ramano, and Lillian Bosley. A
graveside service will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m. in New Mount
Calvary Cemetery on Plattsburg Avenue, Burlington. Arrangements are by the
Ready Funeral Home, North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington, Vt.


ERNEST G. ROBBINS
WILLISTON — Ernest G. Robbins, 69, died at his
residence Aug. 18, 2001. He was born in Waterbury on Dec. 9, 1931, the son of
Orlando and Ethel (Tracy) Robbins. He served in the U.S. Army during the
Korean War, stationed in Germany. Ernest married Janice Carlson on Sept. 4,
1953. She predeceased him in January 1993. From 1953 to 1984, he worked as a
lineman for Green Mountain Power Corp. He retired in 1993 as business manager
for IBEW, Local 300. Surviving him are his five children, Tanya of Boston,
Mass., Steven of Fletcher, Tamara Irving of Burlington, Scott of Burlington,
and Douglas of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; his mother, Ethel of
Waterbury; his brother, Edward of Lyndonville; a sister, Myrtle LaFrance of
New Haven, Conn.; companion Jane MacGregor of Williston; and several nieces
and nephews. In respecting Ernest’s wishes, there will be no services. In lieu
of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Vermont Fish and Game,
Wildlife Fund, 103 S. Main St., Waterbury, Vt. 05676. Arrangements are by
Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

WAYNE
A. SPAULDING
BURLINGTON — Wayne A. Spaulding, 69, of Burlington died at
home, surrounded by his family and friends, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, after a
long illness. He was born in Burlington on Nov. 6, 1931, the son of Harris and
Clara (LeClair) Spaulding. Wayne served in the U.S. Air Force during the
Korean War. He worked at IBM and later at General Electric until his
retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree,
and of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Wayne was a super guy,
loved by everyone. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. He is
survived by his wife of 10 years, Marie “”Babe” (Fisher) Spaulding; his
stepchildren and their spouses, David and Jane Langlois of Burlington and
their children, Gregory and Jennifer, Lee Langlois and his friend, Bonnie, of
Colchester, and their children, Adam, Mallory, Jesse, Jamie and Dan, Stephen
Langlois of Burlington and his daughter, Alexis, and Diane and Daniel
Christiansen of Enosburg and their daughter, Brittany; his brothers and their
spouses, Stanley Spaulding and his companion, Marcie Coe, Kenneth and Thelma
Spaulding, Bruce and Linda Spaulding, and Roger and Jane Spaulding; his
sisters and their husbands, Ruth and William Benoit, Elizabeth Witham and her
fiance, Leonard Devoid, Susan and Dan Meehan, and Starr and David LaJoice;
several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Wayne was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy, in 1990. He is also survived
by her children, Bernard Roque, Marion LaRocque, and John Roque and their
families. He was also predeceased by four brothers, Ralph, Robert, Philip and
Harris R. Spaulding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Monday in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Friends may call at the
Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., today from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Committal services will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery at a
later date. Those who wish may make contributions in Wayne’s memory to the VNA,
1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher and
Pritchard Funeral Directors.


PHILIP FRANCIS STANILONIS
ADDISON — Philip Francis Stanilonis, 88, died
unexpectedly in Porter Medical Center on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, after a
lengthy illness. He was born in Winooski on Oct. 22, 1912, the son of Brian
and Fanny (Ignaszewski) Stanilonis. He graduated from Winooski High School in
1931 and Burlington Business College in 1932. Philip was employed by Fassetts
Bakery, Yandow Tire and Battery Co., and Ethan Allen Air Force Base for 18
years. He came to Vergennes, where he was employed by J.W. and D.E. Ryan as a
bookkeeper and later worked at the Vergennes post office for 10 years,
retiring in 1972. He was a member of the Congregational Church in Vergennes,
where he served as treasurer, trustee, and treasurer for the trustees. Philip
is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wilma “”Pete” Stanilonis of Addison; son
Dr. Paul B. Stanilonis and his wife, Margaret, of Hinesburg; two grandsons,
David and Daniel; granddaughter Susan Lepple and her husband, Drew; sister
Isabelle Goumillout of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and
cousins. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. in the
Vergennes Congregational Church. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery at the
convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers,
donations in his memory may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice,
P.O. Box 4, Middlebury, Vt. 05753, or the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad,
Vergennes, Vt. 05491. The family wishes to express great appreciation to the
Addison County Home Health staff for its wonderful care and support. Brown
McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes is in charge of arrangements.


BERNARD C. TURNBULL
ST. ALBANS — Bernard C. Turnbull, 89, died Saturday,
Aug. 18, 2001, with his family by his side, in the Holiday House Nursing Home.
He was born in St. Albans on April 24, 1912, the son of the late Colin and
Helen (Delligan) Turnbull. He attended St. Albans High School. He married
Ethel Chamberlain on Aug. 22, 1937. She predeceased him Sept. 20, 1997.
Bernard worked for S.T. Griswold & Co. Inc. for 20 years, retiring Dec. 31,
1977. He then worked part-time as a funeral director assistant for the Brady &
Levesque Funeral Home until 1998. He was an usher and communicant of St. Mary
Church. He was a member of the Lakeside Grange, a member and former master of
the Franklin County Pomona Grange, State Deputy in the Vermont state Grange,
and was a member of the National Grange. Survivors include his five daughters
and their husbands, Donna Davies of Medita, Ohio, Laurice and Garrie Skelton
of Pittsburgh, Pa., Rhea and Guy Berthiaume of Clinton, Mass, Barbara and
Robert Lumbra Sr. of St. Albans, and Cheryl and Richard Belrose of Georgia;
his sister, Marian Lepper of Unionville, Conn,; 16 grandchildren; 36
great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and
nephews. Besides his parents and wife of 60 years, Ethel, he was predeceased
by a grandson, Nathan Lumbra, a sister, Jeannette Smith, and a brother, John
Turnbull. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:00
a.m. in St. Mary Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral
Home, 86 S. Main St., St. Albans, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Interment will be in the Turnbull family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.

August 19


GRETA B. AYERS
WATERBURY — Greta B. Ayers, 88, of Wallace Street passed
away in Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001.
Born in Stowe on June 17, 1913, she was the daughter of the late E.F. and
Belle (Culver) Brink. Dec. 21, 1931, she married Dennis O. Ayers in Stowe.
Mr. Ayers passed away May 30, 1995. Greta attended schools in Riverton and
Stowe. Following her marriage, she was busy as a homemaker and raising her
children. Prior to moving to Waterbury almost 40 years ago, she and her
husband lived in Stowe and Johnson. In later years, with her children grown,
Greta provided child care in private homes for several years. In her leisure
time, she enjoyed embroidering and traveling to Maine. Survivors include her
daughters, Dorothy Gavin and her husband, Lawrence, and Joyce Gonyaw, all of
Websterville; three grandsons, Randy Gonyaw of Berlin, Ronald Gonyaw and his
wife, Sarah, of Washington, and Dennis Gonyaw and his wife, Ellen, of
Washington; four great-grandchildren, Randolph Gonyaw III, Kasey Gonyaw,
Ashley Gonyaw and Jamie Gonyaw; and several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by a sister, Ethel Alexander, and two brothers, Kenneth Brink
and Clyde Brink. Graveside services will be held from Riverbank Cemetery in
Stowe on Wednesday at 11 am. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health
and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641. Arrangements are in the
care of the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home, Waterbury.

OSCAR
CHARLES BRUECKNER
SHELBURNE — Oscar Charles Brueckner, 87, died Sunday,
Aug. 19, 2001, in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Burlington
following several years of failing health. He was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on
April 19, 1914, the son of Oscar John and Emma M. (Bender) Brueckner. Mr.
Brueckner enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1932 and was honorably discharged in
1934. He had been employed as a machinist at General Electric Co., retiring
April 1, 1976. Mr. Brueckner is survived by his wife, Julia Elizabeth
(McNally) Brueckner of Shelburne; five sons, William and Laura of Waterbury
Center, John of Shelburne, Richard and Pauline of Glastonbury, Conn., Joseph
and Susan of Willimantic, Conn., and Robert and Rose of South Burlington; 14
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Andreas of Idaho;
and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Thomas J.;
brothers, Joseph and Herbert; and sisters, Emma Klegg, Anne Crown and Margaret
Brain. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug.
23, in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in South Burlington. Burial will
be in Resurrection Park Cemetery at a later date. Visiting hours will be held
from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S.
Union St., Burlington.


ABIGAIL C. DONNELLY
COLCHESTER — Abigail C. Donnelly of Colchester died
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001. She was living in Gibsonville, N.C., attending Elon
College. She never recovered from her mother’s death and lost a long battle
with depression. Abbie grew up in Colchester. She loved writing and music.
During high school, she played in the regular band and jazz band. She was
selected for the Breadloaf Writers Conference. At Elon College, she was in
various student bands and was the editor of the yearbook in her sophomore
year. At the time of her death, she was writing part-time for the local
newspaper. Words cannot describe how much we will miss her talent, creativity
and her smile. She was the daughter of the late Ann Elizabeth Little and Don
Donnelly, both of Colchester. She is survived by grandparents Robert and
Margaret Reynolds of Savannah, Ga., and Donald and Marge Donnelly of East
Montpelier; brother Matt Donnelly of Aspen, Colo.; stepmom Ronda Curry and
stepbrother Tomas Curry, of Colchester; stepfather George Little and
stepbrother Tappan Little, of Colchester; aunts and uncles Chris and Darryl
Panner of Savannah, Ga., Peg and John Meyer of Calais, Trudy Reynolds of
Beaver, Pa., and Peg Popken of Santa Cruz, Calif.; and many cousins. There
will be a family memorial in the near future. Contributions to the Colchester
High School Music Program, by anyone who wishes, would be appreciated so that
her spirit can live on for us all.

 


SISTER THERESA DUFORD, RSM BURLINGTON — Sister Theresa Duford of the
Sisters of Mercy of Vermont, died in Mount Saint Mary Convent in Burlington on
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001. She was born in Lyndonville on Nov. 18, 1924, the
daughter of Joseph and Elmina (Belanger) Duford. Sister Theresa was educated
at Lyndon Institute and Mount St. Mary’s, and received her B.A. in English at
Trinity College of Vermont, and her M.A.T. at St. Michael’s College in
Winooski. She also completed a Renewal Program at St. Louis University. She
entered the Sisters of Mercy of Vermont on Sept. 8, 1942, and was professed on
April 7, 1945. Sister Theresa taught at Christ the King School, Cathedral
Grade School in Burlington, St. Monica’s and St. Mary’s Grade School in
Middlebury. She also taught English and history at St. Michael’s High School
in Montpelier, Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, and Marian High
School in Barre. After retiring from classroom teaching in 1976, Sister
Theresa was a secretary at Rice Memorial High School, Trinity College Library,
St. Joseph School, Sisters of Mercy Administration, and the Institute of
Spiritual Development. She also worked as Program Registrar at Mercy Center in
Madison, Conn. She served as a Lector at St. Joseph’s Parish, and until
recently, she was the receptionist at Mount St. Mary Convent. She was an avid
reader with an amazing memory for trivia, and enjoyed classical music and
crossword puzzles. Sister Theresa is survived by her sisters in religion, the
Sisters of Mercy of Vermont; a sister, Irene Lavoie of Middlebury; a brother,
Lucien Duford and his wife, Gert, of Brockton, Mass.; several nieces and
nephews; and a special niece, Jacqueline Wright and her husband, Greg, of
Swanton. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Elmina Duford; her
brothers, Leo and Gerard, both members of the Society of St. Edmund, Raymond,
Ovila, and Paul; and her sisters, Mary Lovell, Angelina Laperle, Imelda Alden,
and Rita Lussier. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday,
Aug. 22, at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel at Mount Saint Mary, 100
Mansfield Ave., Burlington. Visiting hours are Tuesday, Aug. 21, 4 to 8 p.m.,
with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and prior to the funeral on Wednesday,
Aug. 22. Interment will follow in Mount St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to Joseph’s House, St. Joseph’s Parish, 113 Elmwood
Ave., Burlington, or the Sisters of Mercy Ministry Fund. Arrangements are made
by Ready Funeral Home, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
 


BEULAH BROWN GREENLAND
FRANKLIN — Beulah Brown Greenland, 87, a lifelong
area resident, died on Sunday August 19, 2001, in Holiday House Nursing Home
following a long illness. She was born in Franklin on July 31, 1914, the
daughter of the late James DeForest and Mae (Batchellor) Brown. Beulah worked
as a hairdresser for Julia Elias in St. Albans for many years and then
returned to the family farm in Franklin where she remained until her illness.
Survivors include two nephews; James D. Brown of Duluth, Ga. and John A. Brown
of Memphis, Tenn., her special caregivers; Haroldine (Sis) L’Esperance of St.
Albans and Cynthia Gates of Franklin; and special friends, Wayne and Nancy
Fiske of Franklin. She was predeceased by her brother, Alton D. Brown on
August 9, 1991 and his wife, Noella Leroux Brown on August 10, 1982. Funeral
services will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. in the Heald Funeral
Chapel. Interment will be in the Brown family lot in Franklin Village
Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Heald Funeral
Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.


SUZANNE JOLIE LARIVIERE RYAN
FAIRFAX — Suzanne Jolie Lariviere Ryan, 41,
wife of Thomas Ryan, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001 at her home in Fairfax
surrounded by her family following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Morrisville, Oct. 19, 1959, the daughter of the late Norman
Lariviere and Geneva (Gauthier) Lariviere. Suzanne graduated from Mount
Anthony Union in Bennington in 1977. On Sept. 29, 1980, she married Thomas
Ryan in Burlington where they were both students at UVM. She gave birth to
Faith Elizabeth in 1982, and Sarah Corinne in 1983. After moving to Tulare,
Calif., Victoria Anne was born in 1986 and Charity Louise in 1992. Suzannes
interest in English History is reflected in her daughter’s names. While living
in Calif. she completed her studies and received a degree in history from UVM
in 1988. Suzanne and her family then returned to Vermont from New York to be
closer to family. Her greatest pride and pleasure were her four daughters and
she instilled in them the love of family, learning, music, drama and sports.
Many will recall Suzanne’s regular attendance at her childrens scholastic
activities, practices and games which continued until the final year of her
illness. Beloved by many, Suzanne inspired all who knew her with her devotion,
diligence, humor, gentle spirit and shining courage. She is survived by her
husband and four daughters all of Fairfax; her mother of Vero Beach, Fla.; her
stepmother, Fay Lariviere, of Bennington; a brother, John Lariviere and his
wife, Lisa, and their daughters, Camille and Claire all of Carencro, La.; her
father and mother-in-law, James and Corinne Ryan of Enosburg Falls; a
brother-in-law, Timothy Ryan and his wife, Emily, of St. Albans; two
sisters-in-law, Kelley Ryan of Barre and Anne McCauley and her husband, Neil,
and their son Torin, of Alberta, Canada; also many aunts, uncles, cousins and
friends throughout the U.S. She was predeceased by her father and grandmother,
Izola Tracy in 2000. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be
made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St.
Albans, Vt. 05478 or the Fairfax Community Library c/o Sharon Horr, 75 Hunt
St., Fairfax, Vt. 05454. There will be no funeral services but friends are
invited to call on the family in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Ave., in
Enosburg Falls, Tuesday from 7 to 9 to help the family in a celebration of
Suzanne’s life.

 
August 20


SANDRA BEDELL
COLCHESTER — Our beloved mother, sister, friend, Sandra A.
Bedell, 55, died Aug. 20, 2001, of breast cancer in the comfort of her home.
She was born in Morrisville on June 8, 1946, the daughter of Carmi Touchette
and Evelyn French. Both predeceased her. In earlier years, she was a daycare
provider. In recent years, she was a caregiver for the elderly. She was a
member of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral. Her favorite pastimes included knitting,
reading, attending music concerts, bird-watching and camping. She is survived
by a son, Duane Bedell of Huntington; daughter, Kim Bedell of Colchester;
daughter-in-law, Melanie Bedell; two grandchildren, Anthony and Gina Bedell of
Jericho; three sisters, Bonnie Montroy of Florida, Sherry Gile of Richmond and
Judy Boyce of Hyde Park; several half brothers; and many nieces and nephews. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph
Co-Cathedral in Burlington. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery in
Huntington. Friends may call at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, 9:30 a.m. until the
Mass. Contributions may be made to VNA/Hospice Care, 1110 Prim Road,
Colchester, Vt. 05446, or the Breast Care Center, 1 South Prospect St.,
Burlington, Vt. 05401. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol in charge of
arrangements.

ROSE
SUSAN BRIGGS
MILFORD, Conn. — Mrs. Rose Susan Briggs, 86, of Roses Mill
Road, Milford, beloved wife of the late Malcolm A. Briggs, died Monday, Aug.
20, 2001, in Milford Hospital. She was born Dec. 3, 1914, in Toronto, Canada,
and was a resident of MIlford and Burlington, Vt., for more than 60 years. She
is survived by a son, Clark A. Briggs of Libertyville, Ill.; a sister, Irene;
and a granddaughter, Alissa Catherine Briggs of Libertyville. Mrs. Briggs was
predeceased by two brothers, Roy and Gordon, and a sister, Molly. A service
will take place today, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cody-White Funeral Home,
107 Broad Street on the Green, Milford. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Alzheimer’s Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Suite 104, Hamden, Conn.
06518.


MADELINE ANN COTE
BURLINGTON — Madeline Ann Cote, 67, of 147 Woodbury
Road, Burlington, passed away Aug. 20, 2001 in the MCHV. She is survived by
her husband John R. Cote, and their children, George, Bill, Louise, John and
Elson; two sisters, Viola and Gladys; 15 grandchildren; and 8
great-grandchildren. She was a caregiver for VNA. There will be no services.
Ann’s remains were donated to University of Vt. Cancer Research.


FERNANDE R. GODIN
ENOSBURG FALLS — Fernande R. Godin, 77, wife of Omer
Godin, died Monday morning, Aug. 20, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington. She was born Aug. 1, 1924, in St. Lambert, Quebec. The daughter
of the late Arthur and Alberta (Trudeau) Plante. Mr. and Mrs. Godin moved
from Canada in 1948 and were residents of Enosburg for the past 40 years.
Mrs. Godin was also a former resident of Berkshire and Richford. She was a
housekeeper in the area for many years and also helped her husband operate
the family dairy farm. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic
Church. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren, taking walks,
gardening, cooking, baking and canning. Besides her husband, she is survived
by three sons, Richard Godin of Enosburg, Roger Godin and his wife, Tracie,
of Constable, N.Y., and Pierre Godin and his friend, Brenda Minckler, of
Enosburg; four daughters and their husbands, Marie Claire “”Mary” and Real
Laroche of Highgate Ctr., Pauline and Adrian Allen of Enosburg, Diane and
Galen Hanna of Hinesburg and Suzanne and Philip Parent of Sheldon; two
sisters, Therese Vinet and Cecile Dumais both of Longueuil, Quebec; 21
grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in St. John the
Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg with the Rev. Paul St. James celebrating
the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist
Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 in
the Spears Funeral Home on 96 Dickinson Ave., in Enosburg Falls. For those
who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the Enosburg Ambulance
Service, 83 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450 or to the
Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier,
Vt. 05601.

JAMES
R. HACKETT
PORTLAND, Maine — James R. Hackett, 78, of 18 James Ave.,
Sanford, formerly of Bangor, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, in The Maine Medical
Center, Portland, after a brief illness. The son of the late William and Ethel
(Towle) Hackett, Bangor, he was born June 13, 1923, in Bangor. A graduate of
John the Baptist High School, Bangor, and a World War II U.S. Army veteran
serving in the European Theatre, he graduated from the University of Maine,
Orono, in 1954 with a degree in business administration. For many years he was
employed by The Eastern Trust and Banking Company as a teller, auditor and
assistant treasurer. From 1978–1988 he was the owner and operator of Rosa’s
Deli in Sanford. The husband of the late Betty Estey Hackett, he is survived
by his daughters, Eileen Hackett Deveau of Coventry, R.I., and Ann Hackett of
South Burlington, Vt.; his sons-in-law, William E. Deveau Jr. and Richard C.
Varney Jr.; and four grandchildren, Meghan E.Y. Deveau, Samuel H. Varney,
Kathleen H. Varney and Joshua H. Varney. He was the brother of Helen
Weatherbee, Lincoln, Maine, Mary Gethell, Bangor, Eileen Foley, Lakeland,
Fla., June Smith, Winterport, William Hackett, Southington, Conn., and the
late Margaret Hackett, Bangor. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Heald Funeral Home, 580 Main Street, Springvale,
Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 9 a.m. in St.
Mary Roman Catholic Church, Wells, Maine. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday in
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor.


NADA JURRAS HANLEY BURLINGTON — Born in Austria on May 10, 1904, and
coming to the United States at three years of age, she was the daughter of
Anthony and Catherine Anticevich Jurras. She was a former resident of
Montpelier where she was employed at the Motor Vehicle Dept. and the Vermont
Tax Dept. After moving to Burlington in 1954, she was employed at the
DeGoesbriand Hospital in the admitting office. She was also an active
volunteer in the canteen at the American Red Cross. Her husband, Carlton J.
Hanley, who was employed by the New England Telephone Co., predeceased her in
1975. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Sankowski and her husband,
Stanley, of Burlington; her son, Michael Hanley of San Diego, Calif.; her
brother, Henry Jurras of Montpelier and Katherine Barbieri of Kensington, Md.;
her grandchildren, Lisa and Paul Sankowski and Eric and Todd Hanley; and her
great-grandchildren, Meghan and Lauren Hanley. She was predeceased by her
brothers, John and William; and her sister, Dorothy Robins. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. in the
Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Burlington, with burial to follow at
Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations can be made to the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 20 Pine St.,
Burlington. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., Burlington, in
charge of arrangements

DANIEL J. SPADACCINI CHARLOTTE — Our “”Grandpa Dan” went to join our
“”Grandma Mary” in heaven in his 96th year. Daniel Spadaccini passed away
Aug. 20, 2001, in the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. Dan was born
in New York City on July 17,1906, the son of Giacamo and Catherine Spadaccini.
His wife of sixty years, Mary, died in December of 1989. Dan became a
Vermonter out of choice in 1972, when he and Mary moved to Charlotte, to enjoy
their retirement and be near their children. Owning his own grocery store on
the lower eastside of New York City was only part of Dan’s many
accomplishments. When he closed his store, he went on to become a valued
employee of one of the largest supermarket chains in the greater New York
area. Upon his retirement, he became very involved in many Senior Citizen
clubs and activities in the Chittenden County area, receiving many accolades
for his dedication and caring. He delivered Meals on Wheels, in spite of the
fact he didn’t drive; he just made sure a ride was always there for him. Dan
was an honorary member of The Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary Club, being named a
Paul Harris Fellow, which is an honor bestowed on very special members of the
Rotary. Dan was an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in
Charlotte. Dan is survived by his four children and their families, Joan
Spadaccini Molinatti and her husband, Bob, of Colchester, Jim Spadaccini and
his wife, Paula, of Charlotte, Elsie Spadaccini Ciaffa and her husband,
Anthony, of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Daniel J. Spadaccini and his wife,
Valerie, of Hinesburg. The special loves of Grandpa Dan’s life were his
grandchildren, Jay, Stephen and Joanne Ciaffa, Robert and David Molinatti,
Steve Spadaccini, Dena Spadaccini Markey and Jill Spadaccini McLean;
EliseSpadaccini Dussault and Nick Spadaccini. There was a special twinkle in
Grandpa Dan’s eyes for his priceless gems …. his great-grandchildren,
Maxwell Winder, Sarah and Kristen Markey, Jessica and Maria Spadaccini, Jason
Ciaffa, Natalia Molinatti, Alexander and Hunter McLean and Luisa Ciaffa. Three
brothers and two sisters predeceased Dan. Our many thanks to all the wonderful
staff of the Green Mountain Nursing Home who treated our Dad with respect and
kindness. And to all the seniors who over the years had come to know Dan and
love him and care about his well being. An added note … to anyone who knew
Dan, you knew him to be an avid shopper with coupons in hand, his outing to
the supermarket was the highlight of his week. To those thoughtful and patient
cashiers at Price Chopper and Hannaford, we salute you. A memorial service in
celebration of Grandpa Dan’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m.
in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Spear Street, Charlotte. A special thanks
to Doctor Theodore Fink for his care through the years
August 21

MARY
ELIZABETH CHANDLER
MIDDLEBURY — Mary Elizabeth Chandler, 81, passed away
peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at Shard Villa Community Care Home in
Salisbury. She was born March 30, 1920, in Burlington, a daughter of Henry and
Clara (Irish) Coolm. She worked for 14 years as a sales clerk for Lazarus
Department Store. She was a longtime resident of Middlebury. She is survived
by her sons, Allen A. Chandler of Spring Hill, Fla., Alton S. Chandler of
Keene, N.H., and Philip S. Chandler of Dayton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 16
great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Allen Chandler, in
1980; and her half brothers, Farley Tierney and Homer Tierney. The funeral
service will be held Friday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. in San- derson Funeral Chapel
in Middlebury. The Rev. David Andrews, pastor of the Middlebury Congregational
Church, will officiate. Graveside committal services and burial will follow in
the family lot in Prospect Cemetery In East Middlebury. Friends may call
Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be
made in Mary’s memory to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 754
Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.


SILVIO ANTHONY “”TONY” SACCO
HYDE PARK — Silvio Anthony Sacco, 76,
died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at his home in Hyde Park. He was born in
Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 6, 1925, the son of Ippolito and Angelina Sacco. Tony
enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served during World War II. He worked
for the city of New York and moved to Vermont in 1973, where he worked at
Champlain College. He had a love for the ocean and fishing, and enjoyed
Vermont’s natural beauty, where he loved to garden, cross-country ski and
take long country walks. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marie; his sons,
Michael, Robert and Paul; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his
brothers and sisters, Carmela, David, Marie and John. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. in St. Jude Catholic
Church in Hinesburg. Visiting hours will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 23, and noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, in St. Jude Church
fellowship hall in Hinesburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
The American Heart Association. Arrangements are by the Woods-Trefren-Pearson
Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Lyndonville.


DALLAS I. “”JACK” STANLEY
BERKSHIRE — Dallas I. “”Jack” Stanley, 52,
husband of Linda (Davis) Stanley, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at his home
following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.
in the Berkshire Center Second Congregational Church with Lyle Willey
officiating. Interment will follow in East Franklin Cemetery. Visiting hours
will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home,
96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in his
memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13
Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.

August 22

ANNE
HALE ASHWORTH
TUNBRIDGE — Anne Hale Ashworth, 75, of Tunbridge died
Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, 2001. She was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Cohoes, N.Y.,
growing up in Wenham, Mass., and graduating from Beverly (Mass.) High School.
She attended Vassar College, and was married to Winthrop F. “”Wink” Ashworth
on Aug. 13, 1944, in Hamilton, Mass. They moved to Tunbridge in 1971. Anne was
widely known for her rug hooking. She founded the Green Mountain Rug School at
Vermont Technical College, 20 years ago, and was a member of the Green
Mountain Rug Hooking Guild. Anne raised and showed Morgan horses for 25 years,
and was a member of the Lippit Club, the American Morgan Horse Association,
and the Lippit Breeders Club. Survivors include her husband of Tunbridge;
sons, Jonathan B. Ashworth of Tunbridge and Winthrop Ashworth Jr. of West
Newbury, Mass.; daughters, Pamela Kirk of Winter Garden, Fla., Stephanie
Krauss of Montpelier, and Elizabeth P. Ashworth of Newbury, N.H.; sister, Ruth
Erlandson of Kittery Point, Maine; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Randolph
Center Congregational Church, with the Rev. James Lupton officiating. Private
family committal services were held Aug. 28, at the Vermont Veterans Memorial
Cemetary in Randolph Center, with the Rev. Timothy Eberhardt officiating.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Woodstock Animal Shelter, Lucy
Mackenzie Humane Society Inc., West Woodstock, Vt. 05091, or to your local
humane society. Friends wishing to share a memory of Anne please send a note
to: Stephanie Krauss, 30 Pleasant St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Arrangements are
by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.


KENNETH A. DALEY
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Kenneth A. Daley, 65, of Airport
Drive in South Burlington died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, in Fletcher Allen
Health Care following a brief illness. He was born in Burlington on July 5,
1936, the son of John and Mildred (Bashaw) Daley. He attended Burlington
schools. June 21, 1958, he was married in the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception to Carol Phillips. He had worked for many years in electronics
sales for various local stores and most recently he worked at the Burlington
airport, retiring this year. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th
Degree, St. John Vianney Council 7525 where he served as the Faithful
Navigator for two years. He was also very involved with the Tootsie Roll Fund
Raiser Campaign and he had enjoyed portraying Santa Claus for several years
for the annual Christmas Party for mentally challenged children. He is
survived by his wife, Carol E. Daley of South Burlington; four children, Kevin
and his wife, Melissa, Daley of South Burlington, Timothy M. Daley of Boston,
Mass., Karen L. Daley of South Burlington, and Kimberly A. Daley of Winooski;
three brothers and their spouses, John and Sylvia Daley of Nevada, Robert and
Lorraine Daley of Virginia, and Ronald and Monica Daley of California; also
several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Morgan, in
1985. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 25, at 2
p.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in
Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt.
05446 or the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Road, Williston, Vt. 05495.
Visiting hours will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready
Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.


STILES MORROW DECKER JR
. GREENSBORO BEND — Stiles Morrow Decker Jr., 87,
died Aug. 22, 2001, in Central Vermont Hospital. He was born Sept. 20, 1913,
at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, Md., the son of Stiles Morrow Decker Sr. (U.S.
Naval Academy, Class of 1912) and Madeleine Gigneau Loomis, who was the
daughter of Commodore Joel Porter Loomis, U.S. Navy. Morrow traveled to the
Philippines, Hawaii, Trinidad, the Bahamas, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina,
Cuba, France, Italy, England, Portugal, Turkey and Australia. He attended
schools in Oklahoma, New Jersey and Maryland. He was a member of the Class of
1935, U.S. Naval Academy. He also received a master’s degree in mechanical
engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Before World War II,
Morrow worked for the U.S. government for two years, sailed as a third mate on
tankers of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, and ran his own business
for three years. During World War II, Morrow served as commanding officer of
USS SC449, commanding officer of USS-PC 542, and executive officer of USS
Puffer (SS268). He was twice decorated with the Silver Star, and the USS
Puffer received the Presidential Unit Citation. After the end of World War II,
he served as a member of the U.S. Naval Mission to Turkey, as shop
superintendent of the U.S. Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H., and engineering
officer of the Submarine Supply Center in Philadelphia. He also served as
naval inspector of materiel for New York City. After spending 20 years in the
Navy, Morrow retired as commander, USN, and was employed with an engineering
company in New York City for six years before joining IBM Corporation, where
he spent the next 20 years. After retiring from IBM in 1987, he drove a school
bus in Vermont for two years. Morrow started racing sports cars in 1952 and
was a current member of the Sports Car Club of America. His last international
racing license was issued in 1961. Since that time he has acted as a steward
and attended races in New York state, Canada and Connecticut. He was Vermont
state commander of the Submarine Veterans of World War II, and was the
national secretary-treasurer of that organization. Other organizations to
which he belonged include the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S., Sons of the Republic of Texas,
U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, and the Northeast Kingdom Civil War
Round Table. Survivors include his wife, Roberta of Craftsbury; his sons,
Randolph Morrow Decker of Florence, Ore., and Capt. Joel P. Decker U.S. Navy
(Ret.), USNA Class of 1961, of Virginia Beach, Va.; his daughters, Diane L.
Gielow of Normal, Ill, Christine Durham of Kerriville, Texas, Pricella Cookson
of South Berwick, Maine, Samantha M. (Decker) Friend of Berlin, N.H., and USN
Ensign Suzanne M. Decker of Jacksonville, Fla.; his stepsons, Peter P. Rice of
Portsmouth, John W. Rice of Portsmouth, John Biggs of Baltimore, and Peter
Biggs of Honolulu, Hawaii; his stepdaughters, Pamala Rice of Portsmouth, and
Mary Louise Biggs of Seattle, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and several
great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday, Aug. 27, at 2
p.m. in St. John Episcopal Church in Hardwick. Arrangements are under the
direction of the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Church Street, Hardwick.

 

RUTH
E. McNAYR
BURLINGTON — Ruth McNayr, 87, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22,
2001, in Starr Farm Nursing Center following a lingering illness. She was born
in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 29, 1914, the daughter of the late Harry and
Hilda Stahnke. She graduated from Albany Central High School and that fall
entered the Missionary Training Institute for further studies. Ruth married
the Rev. Earl McNayr on Nov. 11, 1939, in Albany, N.Y. For the next 40 years,
Ruth took an active part as a pastor’s wife in her husband’s ministries in the
military and several churches in New England, New York and New Jersey. She is
survived by her husband, Earl; their three sons, Marc and his wife, Ginnie, of
St. Clair, Mich., Douglas of Burlington, and Daniel and his wife, Susan, also
of Burlington; six grandchildren, Jessica and Jeremy of St. Clair, Jamie and
T.J. of Essex Junction, and Kellie and David of Burlington; and a
great-grandchild, I-Jazah. Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and
will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. For those who wish,
contributions may be made in her memory to the North Avenue Alliance Church
for outreach ministries. A memorial service in celebration of Ruth’s life will
be held Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in North Avenue Alliance Church, 901 North
Ave., Burlington.

 

PAUL
STEVENS JOSEPH MIKALONIS
ESSEX JUNCTION — Paul Stevens Joseph Mikalonis,
76, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at the home of his daughter. Paul was born
March 28, 1928, in Georgia, the son of Alphonse and Eva Mikalonis. Mr.
Mikalonis worked for many years as a construction worker for many area
construction companies. He loved gardening and the fair. He was also an avid
reader. For many years his hobby was printing. He loved to print business
cards for his friends. Paul is survived by his two daughters, Ruth Tybush and
her husband, James, of Burlington, and Donna Mikalonis and her partner, Corey
Wilson, of Essex Junction. He leaves six grandchildren, James Jr., Nathaniel
and Victoria Tybush, Alphonse, Emily and Anna Mikalonis. He also leaves a
special friend, Barbara Fisher. He was predeceased by two brothers and one
sister. At his request there will be no services. Memorial contributions may
be made to the family to use at their discretion. Corbin and Palmer Funeral
Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington is in charge of arrangements.

 

KEVIN
ANTHONY MOTT
CAVENDISH — Kevin Anthony Mott of Cavendish died Aug. 22,
2001, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Sunday, Aug.
19, in Plainfield, N.H. Kevin was born in Middlebury in 1959 and was an avid
hunter and fisherman as well as a loving father, husband, son and brother.
Kevin graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 1977 and served in the
U.S. Navy as a world-traveled Seabee. In Vermont, Kevin continued his training
and became a journeyman electrician and HVAC technician, working for
corporations across Vermont and New Hampshire. Kevin’s life was filled with
many adventures. Hunting and fishing with friends and family were his
passions. Kevin is survived by his wife, Joan Freeman Mott; daughters Kelly
Ann Mott, Kamrin Eva Mott and Sierra Jule Mott; stepdaughters Angela Emerson
and Mallory Camber; and stepson Zachary Camber. He is also survived by his
mother, Diane Masterton Mott; father, Rodney Eugene Mott and wife, Lucy
Stephens Mott; brothers Timothy John Mott and wife, Martha, and Eric Charles
Masterton-Mott; stepbrother David Frederick Stephens; sister Carrie W.
Anderson; and beloved friends, Mark, Ralph, Sean, Derrick, Kelly, Phil and
others too numerous to mention. Kevin was a true man of Vermont and lived his
life to the fullest. He will surely be missed. A celebration of Kevin’s life
will be held Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Blueberry Hill Inn in Goshen at noon.


VERONICA RILEY SNIDER
ST. ALBANS / RICHFORD — Veronica Riley Snider,
infant daughter of Henry F. Snider and Debbie Riley-Snider, died Wednesday,
Aug. 22, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in
Burlington on Aug. 14, 2001. Survivors include her parents, a brother, Fabyan,
two sisters, Chelsea and Erika, all of Richford; her paternal grandparents,
Frederick and Christine Snider of Richford; her maternal grandparents, Dean
and Laura Riley of Swanton; her paternal great-grandfather, Clifford Snider of
Richford; her paternal great-grandmother, Doris Royea of Richford; her
maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Riley of Bakersfield; and several aunts,
uncles and cousins. A Mass of the Angels will be celebrated Wednesday, Aug.
29, at 11 a.m. in Holy Angels Church in St. Albans. Interment will be in All
Saints Cemetery in Richford. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Intensive Care Nursery, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Colchester Avenue,
Burlington, Vt. 05401. Friends may call Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at
the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main Street, St. Albans.

 


EMERY CURTIS OVERLOCK
WINOOSKI — Emery Curtis Overlock, 65, of 29 Roger
St., Winooski, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001. He
was born in Augusta, Maine, on Dec. 28, 1935, the son of the late Loren and
Fannie (Keenan) Overlock. He was a graduate of Cony High School in Augusta.
He was married in Essex Junction on July 19, 1958, to Janice Maynard, who
predeceased him Dec. 3, 1993. Emery was employed for 35 years with First
National Stores and retired from General Electric after 10 years of
employment. He was a longtime member of the Masons. He was an avid bowler,
hunter and fisherman. He is survived by a son, Frank W. Maynard and his
wife, Judi, of Colchester; three grandsons, Curtis Maynard of Colchester,
Todd Maynard and his wife, Eva, of St. Albans, and Daniel J. Maynard of
Hinesburg; three great-grandchildren, T.J. Maynard, Brittany Maynard and
Daniel Maynard Jr.; a brother, John Overlock and his wife, Edna, of Augusta;
two sisters, Anne Rowe and her husband, Frank, of South Thomaston, Maine,
and Doris Royce of Augusta; a special friend, Patricia Hardy of Colchester;
and many special nieces, nephews and close friends. Emery was predeceased by
three brothers, Phil, Loren and Lee Overlock; and a sister, Mabel Morton.
Funeral services will be held in Maine at the convenience of the family.
Friends who wish are welcome to visit with the family at Emery’s home at 29
Roger St., Winooski, on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse
Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by the
LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.


DONALD S. PARKER BURLINGTON / NORTH HERO — Donald S. Parker, 88,
passed away Aug. 22, 2001, in Land O’Lakes, Fla. He is survived by his
daughter, Katherine and her husband, Roger Stone, of Shelburne; companion
Alice J. Papin of Tampa, Fla; three grandchildren, Victoria Reierson and her
husband, Kristofer, of Acton, Mass., Christopher Stone and his wife, Deb Noel,
of Medford, Mass., and Anne Stone of New York City, N.Y.; three
great-grandchildren, Haley and Hellick Reierson of Acton, and Henry Stone of
Medford. He was predeceased by his wife Catherine, two children, Victoria and
Donald, and his brother Malcolm. Donald was a fifth generation Vermonter. He
graduated from the University of Vermont, served in the Army in World War II,
and worked for the Richard F. Irwin Co., a publisher of economics textbooks.
He retired to the Tampa Bay area more than 20 years ago. A graveside service
will be held in Riverside Cemetery in Swanton, at a later date. Corbin and
Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington in charge of arrangements.
August 23


SHELDON M. DIMICK
RANDOLPH — Sheldon M. Dimick, 87, died Thursday, Aug.
23, 2001, in Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born
in West Hartford on Sept. 11, 1913, the son of Coyt and Lucy (Moore) Dimick.
He graduated from Hartford High School in 1931. After high school, Sheldon
attended Michigan State University to study veterinary medicine. When finances
made it impossible for him to continue his studies, he returned to the White
River Valley and drove truck, delivering grain, cattle and chickens. He was a
sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving on a surgical team in Germany, France,
England and Belgium. His long and distinguished career in banking, a career
that spanned nearly 50 years, began when he was hired by the First National
Bank of White River Junction as janitor. He advanced through the ranks,
serving as bookkeeper, teller and assistant cashier. He joined the Randolph
Narional Bank as cashier in 1952, where he was to become a leader in the
economic development of Randolph and the White River Valley. Sheldon oversaw
the growth of Randolph National Bank and the establishment of offices in
Rochester, South Royalton and other area communities. He was named bank
president in 1956, a position he held until retirement in 1977. He continued
to serve on the board until 1981. Sheldon was devoted to the bank, to Vermont
and to the White River Valley, whose hills, rivers and streams he knew well.
He held leadership positions in a number of state, local and national
organizations. He was a national director of the Independent Bankers
Association, a trustee of the Vermont State Colleges, a trustee and treasurer
of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, president of the Greater Association of the
Vermont Chamber of Commerce, president of the Randolph Chamber of Commerce,
president of the Randolph Rotary Club, a trustee of Gifford Hospital, a
director of the Green Mountain Fiddlers, and a committee member of the
Resource Conservation and Development Committee. He was honored as a Rotary
Paul Harris Fellow and Vermont state Chamber of Commerce Business Person of
the Year. His memberships included the United Church of Randolph, Montague
Golf Club, where he generously gave time and guidance during the 1960s and
’70s, the Mystic Star-Phoenix Masonic Lodge 97, Mount Sinai Temple, the
Randolph American Legion Post 9, the Randolph Veterans of Foreign Wars, and
the Vermont Council on the Arts. His interests included golf, fishing,
reading, his grandchildren, playing bridge and storytelling. He will be
remembered for his dedication to serving his church, family and community.
Sheldon married Francella Howard in South Royalton on Jan. 3, 1933. She died
Oct. 14, 1981. He leaves a son, Steven Dimick of Randolph; two daughters, Judy
Alonso of Randolph and Dianne Benoir of Glover; seven grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Everett Dimick. Funeral
services will be held in the United Church in Randolph on Monday, Aug. 27, at
11 a.m. with the Rev. Deborah Perrigo and the Rev. James Lupton officiating.
Calling hours will be at the Day Funeral Home on Sunday from 6:30 until 9 p.m.
Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Braintree. Donations may be made
to the Chandler Cultural Foundation, 71-73 N. Main St., Randolph, Vt. 05060.


MARGARET D. GOSSE
COLCHESTER — Margaret D. Gosse, 86, of Hillcrest
Trailer Park died at her home Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001. She was born June 30,
1915, the daughter of Albert and Louise (Rayta) Bosley. She was married to
Wilfred D. “”Red” Gosse, who predeceased her in 1989. She was a member of St.
Mark’s parish. She is survived by a daughter, Geraldine Trumbull of Southwick,
Mass.; a son-in-law, Donald Griffin of Colchester; 14 grandchildren including
William and Pauline Barber of Essex Center; many great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Gertrude
Griffin, in 1998, a brother, Charles Bosley, and a sister, Laura Veronneau. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. in St.
Mark Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in New Mount Calvary
Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the American
Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours
will be held Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with the parishioners of St. Mark’s
gathering for prayers at 9 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, 934
North Ave., Burlington.


STEPHEN F. ROSENCRANTZ
ESSEX JUNCTION — Stephen F. Rosencrantz died
unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington. He was born Oct. 5, 1948, in Bennington, the son of John and
Barbara (Hoth) Rosencrantz. He graduated from Burr and Burton Seminary in
Manchester in 1966. Steve attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London,
Conn., and then graduated from the University of Vermont in 1970. He married
Mary Jane Robinson on Nov. 22, 1969, in the First Congregational Church of
Essex Junction. He attended Officers Candidate School in Fort Sill, Okla., and
then was stationed at Fort Sill. In 1974, he moved back to Essex Junction and
worked for Robinson’s Inc. He was currently employed as a district manager for
A.R. Sandri Co. Steve enjoyed gardening, woodworking, sailing and bicycling.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Robinson) Rozencrantz of Essex
Junction; his two children, Andrea Rosecrantz of Essex Junction, Michael and
his wife, Caryn Rosencrantz, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his mother, Barbara
Rosencrantz of South Dorset; a brother and three sisters, Eric R. Rosencrantz
of South Dorset, Christine and her husband, David Pratt of Purchase, N.Y.,
Anita and Bob Tutweiler of South Berwick, Maine, and Toni and Jim Harkins of
Dorset; his mother-in-law, Elinor Robinson of Essex Junction; two
sisters-in-law, Linda Whitehair and her husband, Charles, of Rutland, and Ann
Gorrin and her husband, Paul, of Milford, Del.; brother-in-law James Robinson
and his wife, Barbara, of Essex Junction; and many nieces, nephews, cousins,
aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his father, John Rosencrantz. Funeral
services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. in the First Congregational
Church of Essex Junction, 39 Main St., Essex Junction, with burial to follow
in Fairview Cemetery in Essex Junction. Visiting hours will be Monday, Aug.
27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St.,
Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Vermont Chapter, Champlain Mill 42, 1
Main St., Winooski, Vt. 05404, or American Cancer Society, New England
Division Inc., 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt 05602-3021.

 

SHIRLEY JEAN SHOVER RICHFORD — Shirley Jean Shover, 73, wife of
Gilbert Shover, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, in Holiday House Nursing Home in
St. Albans. She was born Oct. 20, 1927, in East Enosburg, the daughter of the
late Avery and Hazel (Stevens) Gross. She was a resident of Richford most of
her life. She was a member of the Richford United Methodist Church, United
Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary Post 12 of Richford, Richford
Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary, and the Enosburgh Center Cemetery Association.
She was a 1944 graduate of Enosburg Falls High School. Shirley and Gilbert
were married Dec. 11, 1945. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Shover of
Richford; three daughters and their husbands, Carole and Richard Johnson of
Enosburg Falls, Jacqueline and Richard Desmarais of Berkshire, and Elaine and
Steven Thompson of Swanton; a son and his wife, Alan and Linda Shover of Essex
Junction; two brothers, Hugh and David Gross of East Enosburg; 13
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Sheryl
Jewett. She was predeceased by two daughters, Linda, in 1956, and Louise, in
1967, and a grandson, Christopher Shover, in 1971. Funeral services will be
held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Richford United Methodist Church with Pastor Kate
Tobey officiating. Interment will follow in Enosburgh Center Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Spears
Funeral Home, 140 Main St., Richford. For those who wish, contributions in her
memory may be made to the United Methodist Women, c/o Elaine Reirden, 52 North
Ave., Richford, Vt. 05476. The family would like to extend a special thanks to
the staff at the Holiday House Nursing Home, Franklin County Home Health and
Northwestern Medical Center for their kindness and care given to Shirley the
past several months.
 


TODD MICHAEL SWEET
WINOOSKI — Todd Michael Sweet, 23, of Winooski died
unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in
Burlington. He was born in Burlington on July 28, 1978, the son of Michael
Sweet and Linda Gaudette. Todd attended South Burlington schools and was
currently employed by Smitty’s Tree Service as a tree surgeon. He had many
hobbies that he enjoyed, especially kayaking, fishing with hid dad, and
spending time with his family and friends. Todd was very special to all who
knew him and will be dearly missed by all. He is survived by his mother,
Linda (Gaudette) Beaupre and his stepfather, Leroy Beaupre, of Winooski; his
father, Michael Sweet of Burlington; three sisters, Amy Du charme and her
husband, Leonard, of Bakersfield, Tory Gaudette and her fiance, John Adams,
of Grand Isle, Angie Sweet and her fiance, Michael Kosa, of Burlington; one
brother, Troy Sweet of Winooski; three half sisters, June, Nicole, and
Mandy; his grandmother, Irene Gaudette of Massachusetts; 11 nieces and
nephews; several cousins, aunts, uncles, and one very special aunt, Barbara
Duffy. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. in the La
Vigne Funeral Home in Winooski. Interment will be at the convenience of the
family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family,
94 Malletts Bay Ave., Winooski, Vt. 05404. Visiting hours will be Saturday
from noon until the time of the service. Arrangements by the LaVigne Funeral
Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.

M.
ALICE WALTER
BANGOR, Maine / BURLINGTON — M. Alice Walter, longtime
teacher in the Burlington area, died in Bangor, Maine, on Aug. 23, 2001, after
a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. Miss Walter taught in Essex Junction and
Colchester schools for more than 40 years. She was an outstanding teacher and
received numerous letters of commendation from both parents and
administrators. She loved teaching and cared intensely about each of her
students. Alice was born in Burlington on May 30, 1917, the daughter of Enos.
O. and Anne R. Walter. She attended Burlington schools, graduated from
Burlington High School and earned a B.S. degree from the University of
Vermont. Adventuresome and fun-loving, she enjoyed travel, gardening, and pro
football. Alice was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Frank Orson
Walter. Surviving are her nieces and nephews-in-law, Doris W. and Larry Laber
of Orono, Maine, and Lynn W. and Paul Meier of Asheboro, N.C.; grandnephew
Michael Meier and grandnieces Jodi Meier and Carrie Meier, all of Greensboro,
N.C. Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. in the Ready
Funeral Home North Chapel with burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visiting
hours will be held Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home North
Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington.


GERTRUDE M. WIMBLE
MILTON — Gertrude M. Wimble, 77, of Woodcrest
Circle, Milton, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at home surrounded by her
family. She was born April 18, 1924, in Burlington, the daughter of the late
Arthur and Elmira (Bettis) Bean. June 7, 1947, she married Larry Wimble in
St. Joseph Church in Burlington. He predeceased her in 1994. Gertrude is
survived by her brother, Donald Bean and his wife, Janice, of Colchester;
her niece and caregiver, Anna Leveillee of Milton; two sisters-in-law,
Violet Bean of Monkton and Janet Bean of Hinesburg; and numerous nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Kenneth, Melvin, and Arthur
Bean, and a sister, Hazel Benoit. Gertrude loved to knit and crochet. Her
most treasured moments were times spent with family and friends. She was a
loving, kind, and giving person who will be greatly missed by all who knew
her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Aug. 27, at 11
a.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in South Burlington.
Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations in her memory may be made to Milton Rescue, 43 Bombardier Road,
Milton, Vt. 05468. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest
Drive, Essex Junction.

August 24


BLANCHE GORTON BLEAU
COLCHESTER — Blanche Gorton Bleau died in Green
Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester on Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, following
several years of failing health. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug.
27, at 10 a.m. in the Old Round Church in Richmond. Burial will take place
in Riverview Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s Free
Press. Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond, is in charge of
arrangements.


BLANCHE (TAFT) GORTON BLEAU
RICHMOND — Blanche M. (Taft) Gorton Bleau
died in Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester on Friday, Aug. 24, 2001,
following several years of failing health. She was born in Huntington on
Feb. 4, 1911, the daughter of William and Martha (Hamner) Taft. Blanche grew
up in Starksboro and was a resident of Richmond for her adult life. She
married Wilbert Gorton in Huntington on March 7, 1929; he predeceased her
Nov 11, 1961. She later married Amede Bleau, who also predeceased her.
Blanche worked at Cellucord Co. and the shirt factory in Richmond and was
employed by the housekeeping department at the Medical Center Hospital of
Vermont. She also worked at one time for the hot lunch program in the
Richmond schools. She attended the Richmond Congregational Church. She loved
gardening and spending time with her extended family. She is survived by her
three children and their spouses, Paul and Lorraine Gorton of Burlington,
Judy and Nelson Letourneau of Winooski, and Linda and William Aldrich of
Veazie, Maine; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Wayne Gorton, and
daughter Rebecca (Gorton) Leveillee. Funeral services will be held Monday,
Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. in the Old Round Church in Richmond with burial
following in Riverview Cemetery. Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St.,
Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.

August 25

VERA
(MENSCH) BARTHOLOMEW
BENSON — Vera (Mensch) Bartholomew passed away
peacefully at her home in Benson on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001. She was born in
Parkersburg, W. Va., on March 16, 1911, where her father was a penmanship
teacher at Mountain State College. She was one of six children of Irwin P. and
Laura (Moyer) Mensch. Vera was educated in Reading, Pa., public schools and
graduated from Albright College, where she met her husband, Lisle Bartholomew.
In 1937, she and Lisle were called to Benson, where he assumed the pastorship
of what is now the United Church of Benson. Their first son, Alanson Douglass,
was born in 1938. In 1940, a second son, Mark Abeken, was born and, in 1951,
their daughter, Sue Ann, arrived. In June 1941, the Rev. Bartholomew began a
29-year career as a chaplain in the U.S. Army. During these years, Vera
established warm and loving homes for her family in 49 locations on three
continents, including two tours of duty, seven and a half years, spent in
Anchorage, Alaska, while Lisle was USARAL chaplain. In 1971, they retired to
Vermont, where Lisle then served two terms in the Vermont Legislature. Even in
retirement, Vera kept a very busy schedule entertaining family, guests and
visitors, promoting church activities and serving as a member of the Art Club
of Fair Haven. Vera was an extremely cheerful and devoted wife, mother,
mother-in-law, sister, grandmother and aunt. Her warmth and loving guidance
made her a second “”mom” to many, many young people who knew and loved her.
She will always be remembered for her sweetness, good cheer and her delightful
racy stories. She was predeceased by her husband, three sisters, two brothers,
her son, Alanson and his wife, Alice, and their children, Alanson Douglass
III, James, Ann and Lance. She is survived by a son, Mark Bartholomew of
Seward, Alaska; a daughter, Sue Wade of St. Albans, and grandchildren Laura
Young of Texas, Rebecca Marcoux of Boston, Annemieke Wade of Toronto, Canada,
and Penelope and Vera Catherine Wade of Burlington; and great-granddaughter
Marin Young. She will be greatly missed by hundreds of friends and admirers
around the world. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at
the Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven. The funeral services will be held
Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. in the United Church of Benson with interment to
follow immediately after at the Brick Church. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the United Church of Benson, the East Whitehall (N.Y.) Brick
Church, or the Benson First Response.


ELAINE MAY JUDD
JOHNSON — Elaine May Judd, 61, died unexpectedly
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington after
overcoming several serious health issues including being free of colon cancer
for the past six years. Elaine was born in Greenfield, Mass., on Feb. 19,
1940, the daughter of Henry Jr. and Mary (Richardson) Wonsey. She was formerly
married to Jerome Clement Sr. Sept. 13, 1986, Elaine became the wife of Gary
L. Judd. Elaine was a spirited person who lived her life with zest, making
many friends and always willing to provide care and comfort to anyone seeking
some need or just her love and kindness. She had several hobbies, but her
crocheting and decorating cakes were most memorable to her family. Elaine and
Gary were active members of the Lamoille Valley Cruisers (classic car club).
Besides her husband, Gary, she is survived by five daughters, Tammie Kendall
and her husband, Michael, of Brattleboro, Tina Race of Rutland and her former
husband, Ronald, Martha Pecor Clement of Rutland, Margaret Bird and her
husband, Andrew, of Guilford, and Jodi Clement of Rutland; her son, Jerome
Clement Jr. of Norwich; a sister, Joyce Herrick of Shrewsbury, Mass.; a
brother, Richard Winters of Guilford, Maine; a stepbrother, Dale McLean of
Marlboro; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Elaine was
predeceased by her mother in 1978, her father in 1983, and a grandson, as an
infant, in 1979. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 29, in Jedidiah Hyde Cemetery, Route 15, Hyde Park. Visiting hours will
be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St.,
Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory would be
appreciated to either the North Country Animal League, 3524 Laporte Road,
Morrisville, Vt. 05661, or Lamoille Area Cancer Network, P.O. Box 38, Lake
Elmore, Vt. 05657.

 


CHAUNCEY BEATTIE MORSE
RICHFORD — Chauncey Beattie Morse, 71, died
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at his home following a brief illness. Funeral
services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Richford Baptist Church.
Interment will be held at a later date in Richford Center Cemetery. Visiting
hours will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral
Home, 140 Main St., Richford. There will be a Masonic service held at 8 p.m.
in the funeral home. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be
made to Franklin County Home Health, Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle,
St. Albans, Vt. 05478. – – – – – – – – – – – The Burlington Free Press
apologizes for any inconvenience to the family for having omitted this
obituary in Sunday’s edition.


LOIS GLADYS PARKER BURLINGTON — Lois Gladys Parker, 85, of Burlington
died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Aug. 25, 2001. She was born in Grand
Isle on March 11, 1916, the daughter of Luke and Hattie (Marchterre) Baker.
Lois had worked as a secretary for Attorney Clarke Gravel. She is survived by
her husband, Maurice W. Parker of Burlington; her daughters, Lois Macomber
Canavan of Hollywood, Fla., and Janis Macomber Nigro of Foxboro, Mass.; her
son and his wife, Lance and Mary Macomber of Lyndon; and seven grandchildren.
A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Resurrection Park
Cemetery in South Burlington. Those who wish may make contributions in Lois’
memory to the charity of their choice. Arrangements are by Boucher and
Pritchard Funeral Directors.
 

MARK SELVIG MILTON — Mark Selvig, lover of life, outdoorsman, angler
and boater, died at home Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, in the care of his devoted
friend and beloved wife, Julia. Mark started his career as a video editor at
WCAX-TV, then moved to Resolution and later started his own company, Post
Productions. Those privileged to work with him knew him as a gifted editor.
Throughout his life, he pursued his love of nature, fishing, camping and
traveling. In the last year, despite his illness, and with a never waning
sense of adventure, Mark and Julia traveled through the West fly fishing and
on to Florida to live aboard their boat for the winter. Mark had many close
friends who loved him for his strong spirit, his outrageous determination and
his irreverent sense of humor. He was a fearsome poker player, master
prankster and an avid learner. Mark loved spending time on Lake Champlain, and
he treasured the relationships he had with his diverse group of friends. He is
already missed by his immediate family, which includes his wife, Julia and
their faithful hound, Buckwheat; his parents, John and Jean; his brothers,
Rick and Jay and their families; his nephew, Jeff and his family; and his
Uncle Al and his family. Donations in Mark’s memory may be made to Trout
Unlimited or the Vermont Make-a-Wish Foundation. In addition, please spend
some of your tax rebate at Classic Outfitters to compensate for their loss of
revenue. A celebration of Mark’s life is planned.
August 26


ROBERT C. CROWELL
WATERBURY — Robert C. Crowell, 64, of Route 2,
Waterbury, died Sunday, Aug. 26, in the Veterans Hospital in White River
Junction. He was born in Montpelier on Nov. 20, 1936, the son of Logan and
Artie (Cowan) Crowell. He attended school in Middlesex and Norwich, Conn. He
served in the Army from 1953 — 1960, and was married in Munich, Germany on
Oct. 30, 1957, to Joan Birzer. Robert was employed for S.T. Paving and had
previously been employed for James P. Flanagan Co. for several years. He was a
well-known auctioneer and had operated the Waterbury Action House. He is
survived by his wife Joan and daughter Kimberly Ann of Waterbury and her puppy
“”Pebbles”; two brothers, Aden Crowell of Middlesex and Richard Crowell of
Ashford, Ala.; four sisters, Madine Merchant and Virginia Chornoby of Norwich,
Conn., Ernestine Moreau of Uncasville, Conn, and Beverly Azur of Montpelier;
his sister-in-law, Eva Birzer of Munich, Germany; and several nieces and
nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Emeroy Merchant and
Madeline Larose; and one brother, Wayland (Jack) Crowell. Private services
will be in the Middlesex Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made
to Central Vt. Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641.
Arrangements by Barber and Lanier Funeral Home.


WILFRED JOHN “”BILL” DUNN JR.
BURLINGTON — Wilfred John “”Bill” Dunn
Jr., 79, of Milton died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Aug. 26, 2001. He
was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 26, 1921, the son of Wilfred John Dunn
Sr. and Katherine (Vay) Dunn. He was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic
Church. Bill served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He
worked for both Hershberg’s and Jordan’s. He was predeceased by his wife,
Grace Dunn, in 1982, and a son, Wilfred John Dunn III, in 1980. He is
survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Reginald LaFrance of
Milton; his son, Robert Dunn of Colchester; a sister and her husband,
Kathleen and Bill Malone of Virginia; 10 grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by a brother, James Robert
Dunn. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Boucher
and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Friends may
call at the funeral home Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will be
private. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., Vermont
Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05460. Arrangements are by Boucher
and Pritchard Funeral Directors.

THELMA SAWYER
MILTON — Thelma Sawyer died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health
Care in Burlington. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will appear
in Tuesday’s Free Press. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home.

DELMA “”GRANNY”
SAWYER
MILTON — Delma Turner Sawyer, 80, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, in
Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Affectionately known by her
children and grandchildren as “”Granny,” Delma was born in Milton on Sept.
19, 1920, the daughter of Ray and Carrie (Carrol) Turner. She was married to
Ogle Agustus Sawyer for over 26 years. Ogle died July 12, 1964. She had
worked for many years as a cook for the Shelburne Inn and the Sandbar Inn.
Her greatest joy was in raising her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. Granny was a member of the American Legion. She is
survived by her children and their spouses, Lois Nunes and her husband,
David, of Florida, William Sawyer and his wife, Sonia, Patricia Sawyer,
Delma Costello and her husband, James, all of Milton, Thomas Sawyer of
Texas, Jacqueline Sawyer of Georgia, Gerald Sawyer and his wife, Joni, of
Milton, Lana Merriman and her husband, Bernard, of Milton, Kenneth Sawyer
and his wife, Kim, of Milton, and Paula Coli and her husband, Louis Jr., of
Westford; 31 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 4
great-great-grandchildren; her brother Robert Turner; her sister, Ethel
Morgan; her sister-in-law Doris Turner all of Milton; and by many nieces and
nephews. In addition to her husband Ogle, Delma was predeceased by her
brothers Gus, Carl, Elmer, Charlie, Harold, Clifford, Clifton and Harvey
Turner. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. in the
Minor Funeral Home. Contributions in Delma’s memory may be made to either
the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, Inc., 12 Hurricane Lane,
P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495 or to the Vermont Association for the
Blind and Visually Impaired, 37 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the
Minor Funeral Home in Milton

QUEENIE MAE YOUNG
GEORGIA — Queenie Mae Young, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, in
Burlington.; Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will appear in
Tuesday’s Free Press. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, Milton

QUEENIE MAE YOUNG
GEORGIA — Queenie Mae Young, 82, of Fontaine Road, died Sunday morning,
Aug. 26, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington. Mrs.
Young was born June 13, 1919, in Barre, the daughter of James and Ethel
Cooney Armstrong. She attended Spaulding High School in Barre and on Nov. 5,
1938, she was married to George Young in Barre. Mr. Young predeceased her on
Nov. 3, 1996, after 58 years of marriage. Queenie spent most of her life in
Vermont and was employed by the Ben Franklin stores for many years. A loving
wife, mother and grandmother, she will be dearly missed by all those who
knew her. She is survived by her three sons, Robert F. Young of Richmond,
Maine, Douglas G. Young of Georgia, and Gregory J. Young of Venice, Fla.;
her twelve grandchildren, Colleen Hudson and her husband, Paul, Patricia
Higgins and her husband, Matthew, Sharon and Douglas Young, Cathy Trivieres
and her husband, Christian, Stephen Young and his wife, Christin, Michael
Young and his wife, Heather, Caren Young, Rachel Parker and her husband,
Robert, and James, Ryan, and Samantha Young; eight great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, James
Armstrong and a sister, Pearl Pinan. A funeral service will be held Friday
Aug. 31, at 10:30 a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Rt. 7, Milton th Father
Frank Connors officiating. Burial will follow in Georgia Plains Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
Vermont Affiliate, Inc., 12 Hurricane Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt.
05495. Visiting hours will be Thursday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.

August 27


FRANCES P. BENSON
PORTLAND, Maine — Frances P. Benson, 101, formerly of
Towns hend, Vt., died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, in St. Joseph’s Manor in
Portland, Maine. She was born in Boonville, N.Y., a daughter of Frank and Ida
(Benedict) Palmer. She was educated in Vermont and Massachusetts schools. Mrs.
Benson was a member of Townshend Federated Church in Townshend. She enjoyed
playing the piano, listening to music, sewing, watching birds, cooking, and
spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Benson was predeceased by her
husband, Herbert J. Benson, in 1964; and a daughter, Margaret Bush, in 1995.
Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis P. Caron of Portland and Ruth B. Scofield
of Austin, Texas; one son, Harold O. Benson of Townshend; seven grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one niece and one
nephew. There will be no visiting hours. Funeral services will be private. In
lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Grace Cottage
Hospital, P.O. Box 216, Townshend, Vt. 05353. Arrangements by Jones, Rich &
Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, Maine.


EARL F. CASARICO BURLINGTON — Earl F. Casarico, 83, died Monday, Aug.
27, 2001, at his son’s home in Burlington. He was born Nov. 17, 1917, in
Westerly, R.I., the son of William and Gracer M. (Jocoy) Casarico. When he was
a young child, the family moved to Massachusetts during World War II. In the
late 1940s, he moved to San Diego County in California, where he was a
self-employed tree surgeon and custodian at Oak Crest Junior High School. He
moved to South Royalton in 1980 and lived there until 1996 at which time he
moved to Burlington. He lived with his son, Michael and family, since 1999. He
was a former member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in South Royalton and the
Knights of Columbus of St. Anthony’s in Bethel. He enjoyed fishing, gardening,
and his family. For the last few years, Earl attended the First Baptist Church
of Burlington, where he loved singing and participating in choral groups. He
is survived by a son, Michael J. Casarico of Burlington; two daughters, Marion
Casarico of Bethel, and Carolyn Desch of Montpelier; and four grandchildren.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept.
5, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul St., Burlington. The
Rev. David C. O’Brien will be officiating. Memorial contributions may be made
to First Baptist Church Music Program, 81 St. Paul St., Burlington, Vt. 05401,
or Knights of Columbus, c/o Keith Grimes, 69 Elephant Lane, South Royalton,
Vt. 05068. Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway and Cilley
Funeral Home, Main Street, Chelsea.
 


MARGARET B. DAMM
SALISBURY — Margaret B. Damm, 98, died at home Aug. 27,
2001, after a period of failing health. She was born March 27, 1903, in
Newburgh, N.Y., the daughter of Edward A. and Nellie T. (Pounds) Bush. She
attended schools in Newburgh, South Portland, Maine, and New York City. In
1922, she began teaching in the New York City school system, a profession she
pursued happily until her retirement in 1968. In 1931, Margaret married Arthur
J. Damm in Brooklyn, N.Y. They had six children, four of whom survive them
both. A daughter died as an infant, a son as a toddler. Her husband
predeceased her in 1979. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Nancy of
Salisbury, Peg Buckley of Princeville, Hawaii, Rosemary of Melville, N.Y.; by
her son and daughter-in-law, Arthur E. and Bunny of Titusville, Fla.; by seven
grandchildren; and by 14 great-grandchildren. She was an avid reader with
eclectic taste; loved live theater; accepted the seven-day-a-week challenge of
The New York Times crossword puzzles, even remembered doing the very early
ones published beginning in 1913 in the Sunday New York World; played bridge
for years, always amusing other players with the pace she set, expecting the
school bell to ring ending her lunch period and the rubber; and was an
accomplished needlewoman whose hand work beautifies her family’s homes.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the
Sanderson Funeral Home, Middlebury. A Mass of the Resurrection will be
celebrated Friday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Middlebury. Burial
services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. in St. Charles Cemetery,
Amityville, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to Addison County Home
Health and Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 74, Middlebury, Vt. 05753-0074, in
recognition of the skilled and compassionate care of the nurses, aides, staff
and volunteers.

HENRY
A. GLASSTETTER
BURLINGTON — Henry A. Glasstetter, 94, a two year resident
of Vermont, formerly a lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., died Monday,
Aug. 27, 2001 in Starr Farm Nursing Center, Burlington. Mr. Glasstetter was
appointed Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Postmaster by President Eisenhower in 1954,
retiring in 1972. Mr. Glasstetter was born in Poughkeepsie on May 10, 1907,
the son of Joseph and Sarah (Wirsch) Glasstetter. June 7, 1941, he married J.
Esther Fitzgibbons. Mrs. Glasstetter died Oct. 3, 1991. He was a graduate of
Poughkeepsie High School and the University of Illinois in 1933, where he
received his bachelor of science degree in trade and civic association
management. From 1937 to 1942, he was appointed executive secretary of the
Poughkeepsie Chamber of Commerce. He served in the military from September
1942 to December 1945 with 106th Combat Engineers 31st Division in the
Asiatic-Pacific Theatre of Operations. Mr. Glasstetter was wounded in New
Guinea in 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. He was appointed deputy
director of Dutchess County Veterans Service Division from 1946 to 1954. Mr.
Glasstetter was a member of the Christ Church in Poughkeepsie; a 71 year
member of the Triune-Obed Masonic Lodge; a member of the Tri-Obed Grotto; a
member of Casperkill Game Club; and a member of the American Legion Lafayette
Post 37. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Ave
Glasstetter of Richmond. Funeral services will be held at Parmele Funeral
Home, 110 Fulton Ave., Poughkeepsie at 11 a.m., Friday. Burial will be in
Freedom Plains Cemetery, LaGrangeville.

 
CHARLES F. PARTRIDGE
PROCTOR — Charles F. Partridge, 90, formerly of Proctor, died Monday at
Wake Robin in Shelburne. He was born in Proctor on June 17, 1911, son of
Frank C. and Sarah S. Partridge. Mr. Partridge attended the Proctor schools
and graduated from the Westminster school, Amherst College, M.I.T. and
Harvard Business. He was married to Marry E. (Moore) Partridge in 1946. She
died Dec. 27, 1998. Mr. Partridge worked for the Vermont Marble Company and
the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a lifelong member of the Union Church of
Proctor and of the Rutland Lions Club. Survivors include a son, Roger
Partridge and his wife, Connie, of West Chester, Pa.; a daughter, Carol
Curtis and her husband, Robert, of Proctor; two brothers, Sanborn Partridge
of Shelburne and David Partridge of Stowe; two sisters, Ruth Partridge and
Frances Coulter both of Shelburne; and three grandsons, Aaron Curtis of
Archdale, N.C., Peter Curtis of Framingham, Mass., and Simon Curtis of
Burlington. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. in
the Union Church of Proctor. There will be no calling hours. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Heritage Fund of the Union Church of
Proctor, Church Street, Proctor, Vt. 05765, or the VNA and Hospice of
Colchester, 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Tossing Funeral
is in charge of arrangements


EDITH J. PERRY
ST. JOHNSBURY / JEFFERSONVILLE — Perry, Mrs. Edith J.,
91, formerly of Waterford / St. Johnsbury, died at a St. Johnsbury
rehabilitation center Monday, Aug. 27, 2001. She was born in Belvidere on
Dec. 2, 1909, to Joseph and Eva Robtoy. Exactly eight years ago she was
predeceased by her husband, Richard E. Perry. She is survived by her son
Carlton Perry of Waterford; her daughter Carltina Hall of Weaverville, N.C.;
8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; two
sisters Orilla Powell of Essex Junction and Irene Gover of Johnson; nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers Roland and Oland Robtoy. A
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. John the
Evangelist Church in St. Johnsbury. Committal services are scheduled
Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Jeffersonville Cemetery. Visiting
hours will be held in the funeral home Wednesday evening 6 to 8 p.m. and
will conclude with an evening vigil service at 7:45 p.m. Memorial
contributions may be directed to Vermont Special Olympics, P.O. Box 1055,
Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements by Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St. in
St. Johnsbury.


RIKKI EMORY SMITH
BURLINGTON — Rikki Emory Smith, 46, died unexpectedly
at his home early Monday morning, Aug. 27,2001. He was born March 13, 1956,
in Toby Hospital in Wareham, Mass., the son of Rolon Earl and Hazle Ruth
(Knight) Smith. He grew up in Massachusetts, New York and since his teenage
years, here in Vermont. He was a longtime resident of Burlington and was
employed by Allan’s Excavating Inc. for a number of years. Rikki was an avid
sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved playing in horseshoe
tournaments, as well as in the back yard with his many friends. He was a fan
of Metallica and NASCAR (3). He was a board member for the Soap Box Derby of
which his daughter, Nicole, was a participant. He was extremely proud of his
Native American Heritage and had a large collection of related memorabilia.
Rikki is survived by his loving wife and partner of 22 years, Eunice
(Miller); their three beautiful daughters, Marie Ruth and her fiance, Wayne
Emond, Robin Elizabeth and her special friend, Mark Berard, and Nicole Nikki
Lynn Smith; as well as a new grandson, Matthew Steven Emond; and a
step-grandson, Jake Steven Emond. Rikki is also survived by his mother,
Hazle Smith of Winooski; his brother, Rolon E. Smith of Starksboro; his
sister, Rise E. (Skeet) Berard and her husband, Allan, of South Burlington;
nieces and nephew Rise and her fiance, Scott Daniels, Chantel, Allana and
David Berard, nieces Rolinda Goodrich Rocque and her husband, Clayton,
Regina Williams and her husband, Randy; great-nieces Tanya Berard, Cheyenne
Berard, Samantha and Meghan Goodrich, and Cheyna Rocque; great-nephews
Nathan and Jacob Williams; his sister-in-law, Linda Smith Carey and her
fiance, Greg Harriman; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and
Eleanor Miller; brothers-in-law Roger Miller and his wife, Nancy, Bill
Miller and his companion, Cindy, and his children, Ben, Bambi, Ervin and
Sarah; brother-in-law Charlie Miller and his children, Ann and her husband,
John Savage, and their children, Samantha, Chelsea and Kimberly, Brian and
his fiancee Christina and their daughter, Sierra; sister-in-law, Peggy
Miller and her companion, Brian Croteau, and their children, Cassandra,
Brian Jr. and Briaunna; Roberta (Miller) and her husband, Steve Hoadley, and
their children, David, Daniel, Ben and Ashley. Rikki was predeceased by his
father, Rolon Earl Smith in 1979. Rikki leaves behind many aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends. He was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by all.
Funeral services will he held in Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261
Shelburne Road, on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. The family will receive
friends for visiting hours from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. Rikki’s final
journey will be scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, at 9 a.m.

JOHN
JOSEPH THOMPSON
WILLISTON — John Joseph Thompson, predeceased by his
beloved wife of 59 years, Evelyn R. Thompson, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001. Born
in Chicago, Ill., on April 26, 1916, he grew up in the Masonic Orphanage. He
was a long-time resident of Illinois, where he was a linotype operator in Lake
County. He is survived by his three children; Janith Mae (Thompson) and David
Mangels of Woodinville, Wash., Tom and Joy Thompson of Essex, and Albert
(Bert) E. Thompson of Johnson; grandchildren Kirsten (Thompson) and Dan
Moriarty of Hudson, Mass., Charles (Chad) and Meghan Thompson of Morgan,
Marlin and Kim Mangels of Pullman, Wash., and Robin (Mangels) and Michael
Arndt of Bonney Lake, Wash. Great-grandchildren include Kayla Huggins and Gina
Arndt of Bonney Lake, and Amelia Moriarty of Hudson. Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association
of Vermont. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington.

ANN
L. WARNER
FERRISBURGH — Ann L. Warner, 75, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001,
in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She was born March 12, 1926, in
New York City, N.Y., the daughter of Jack and Ann (DeCrescenzo) Caputo. Ann
is survived by four sons, George Warner of Addison, Stephen Warner of
Ferrisburgh, Tony Warner of Fair Haven and Thomas Warner of Massachusetts;
seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. Memorial services will be held Friday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. in the
Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Interment will be at a later date.
There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Addison
County Home Health and Hospice, Middlebury 05753.

August 28

DORIS
L. AUSTIN
RICHFORD — Doris L. Austin, 65, widow of Lawrence F. Austin,
died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at her home following an extended illness. She
was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Berkshire, the daughter of the late Adelord and
Alphonsine (Goyette) Vachon. She was a resident of Richford since 1968 and was
a former resident of St. Albans and Connecticut. She was employed as a
seamstress in Richford for several years and was also employed at General
Electric in Connecticut. She was a member of the American Legion Post 12
Ladies Auxiliary of Richford. She is survived by two daughters and their
husbands, Kim and James Nelson of Fair Haven, N.J., and Sandra and Joe Sciotto
of Enosburg Falls; four grandchildren, Brian and Heather Nelson of Fair Haven
and Jason and Michael Fleury of Berkshire; a brother and his wife, Arthur and
Linda Vachon of Berkshire; four sisters and their husbands, Vivian and Rosaire
Paradis of Berkshire, Amanda and Raymond Paradis of Enosburg Falls, Pauline
and Harvey Chadwick of Swanton, and Marcelene Coe of Essex; and several nieces
and nephews. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Spears
Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. A prayer service will be held
at 6 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be held at a later date in the
Richford Center Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may
be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, Home Care Program, 3 Home
Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.

JUNE
M. BREER
ORANGE — June M. Breer, 50, of Spencer Road, Orange died Aug.
28, 2001 at her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1950, in Montpelier, the daughter
of Matthew James and Mavis (O’Connor) Doyle. She married Danny Breer on June
16, 1973, in Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier. Survivors include
her husband Danny of Orange; daughter Kaysie Breer of Barre; son Caleb Breer
of Burlington; sisters, Maureen Doyle of Berlin and Jane McTigue of Bradenton,
Fla.; brother Timothy Doyle of Berlin; uncle Daniel O’Connor of Hardwick;
numerous nieces and nephews; and her basset hound Bently. There will be no
calling hours. Memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. in
Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier. A reception will
follow the service in the church hall. Memorial contributions may be made to
Vermont Special Olympics, 368 Ave. D, Suite #30, Williston, Vt. 05495 or to
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Program, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905. Guare and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

 


FRANKLIN ALTON BUZZELL
BURLINGTON — Franklin Alton Buzzell, born in Troy,
on April 5, 1910, died Aug. 28, 2001, at his home in Burlington with his
family, Becci and Floyd Davison, and their children, Steve, Maureen, Whitney,
Kevin and Patrick. As a youth, Frank spent time on his grandparents’ farm in
Troy and at one point he worked at a local sawmill, driving a horse and wagon.
Frank also resided at Brandon Training School before coming to live with the
Davisons in 1993. Frankie B, as he was known to his family and friends, loved
people and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed all his pets, especially
George the cat, and he really loved to hold babies. Frankie will be greatly
missed by all who knew him. There will be no visiting hours. A memorial
service will be held Friday, Aug. 31, at 9 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Home
North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington.


LOIS (PALMER) COCHRANE
BURLINGTON — Lois (Palmer) Cochrane, 96, died
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, in Starr Farm Nursing Home following a lengthy
illness. She was born in Shelburne, Sept. 17, 1904, the daughter of Walter
F. and Lucy (Peet) Palmer. Lois graduated from Burlington High School in
1922, the University of Vermont, where she was a member of Alpha Chi
Sorority, in 1926. She later did graduate work at McGill University in
Montreal. She taught Latin and French in Waitfield, Hardwick and North
Bennington high schools where she always enjoyed her students, their
activities and chaperoning their dances. Some of her former students
corresponded with her throughout her life. In June 1937, she married Leo
Peter Cochrane. They purchased Grant’s Drug Store in Randolph in 1940, which
they owned and operated until Leo’s death in 1969. They were hard-working,
respected members of the Randolph business community. Occasionally they were
able to escape for a few days relaxation on the Maine coast where they
enjoyed lobster and fried clams at the Cascades. After Leo’s death she moved
to Burlington to be near her family. She became active in the Vermont
Retired Teachers Association and Alpha Chi Alumni. She traveled extensively
and particularly enjoyed Vermont Transit bus tours throughout the country.
She loved attending Lyric Theater, Broadway shows in New York City, and
Night Club shows in Las Vegas and Miami. Lois was a long-suffering Red Sox
fan who would not miss a game on television or radio. She greatly enjoyed
taking in a Yankee / Red Sox series at Fenway Park in Boston with her
“”Yankee Fan Family” led by Trudy Palmer. She is survived by her brother,
Raymond E. “”Whitey” Palmer and his wife, Pauline, of Burlington; her
sister-in-law, Marjorie T. Palmer of Shelburne; seven nieces and nephews,
Lorelei Kjelleren, Pamela Hanley, Loren “”Tinker” Palmer, Terry Palmer,
David Palmer, Lois Steele, and Robert Palmer; many grand-nieces and
grandnephews, great-grand-nieces and great-grandnephews; and many cousins.
She was predeceased by her brother Loren F. Palmer on Feb. 24, 1997. Funeral
services will be held Friday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. in the Corbin and Palmer
Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. Visiting hours will be Thursday
from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery at
the conve nience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be
made to the charity of one’s choice.


RICHARD W. GUEST
BURLINGTON — Richard W. Guest, 90, died Tuesday, Aug.
28, 2001, in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Nov. 17,
1910, in Burlington, the son of Allan and Clara (Norton) Guest. Mr. Guest
lived on Foster Street in Burlington for 54 years before moving to Burlington
Health and Rehabilitation Center. He married Lula Martell on Nov. 23, 1931. He
was an active member of the First United Methodist Church for 79 years,
serving as head usher and in the choir. Mr. Guest was a member of B.P.O.E.
Lodge 916 and was named “”Elk of the Year” for 1985-1986. He worked for
Shearer Chevrolet Co. for 44 years as a mechanic, shop foreman, service
manager and salesman, retiring in 1975. Mr. Guest was very involved in music,
having worked vaudeville at the Strong Theater for the silent movies. He
played six nights a week with the Marsh Krans Orchestra in the 1940s. He
played with Max Ahrens and the Clubmen on the Ticonderoga. He played with his
son, Dick, and his grandson, Rick, as the “”Three Generations,” and was still
playing at the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Guest loved
his yard, garden, and his boat. He was a constant fix-it man and could fix
anything. He was very active until he had a stroke in 1998. He was a very
patient, giving man. He is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Lula
(Martell) Guest of Burlington; a son, Richard R. and his wife, Beverly, of
Winooski; a daughter, Shirley Languell of Lafayette, Ind.; a son-in-law, Bill
Burgess; nine grandchildren, Deborah Lockwood, Vicky Benjamin, Richard Guest,
Robert Languell, Ronald Languell, Cynthia Nichols, Michael Burgess, Kimberly
Burgess and Christopher Burgess; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Jean and Evelyn; a brother,
Harold; a son, Ralph; a daughter, Nancy Burgess; and a son-in-law, Robert
Languell. The family wishes to thank the staff and employees of Burlington
Health and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care that Mr. Guest
received. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, in the
chapel at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington.
Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held from 5
to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to
the Recreation Department at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center in
memory of Richard W. Guest, 300 Pearl St., Burlington, Vt. 05401.


WALLACE BARSBY JACKSON
MONTPELIER — Wallace Barsby Jackson, 81, of
Northfield Street, Montpelier, since 1985, died Tuesday in Woodridge Nursing
Home in Berlin. He was born in Moorestown, N.J., on Oct. 2, 1919, the son of
Joseph and Mary (Russell) Jackson. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1963.
He served in the European Theatre during World War II and also served in
Korea. He retired with the rank of major. May 4, 1943, he married Jean
Armstrong in Trinity Episcopal Church in Moorestown; she died Aug. 23, 2000.
After retiring from the Army, he was employed by Luckenbach Steamship Co. in
Philadelphia, Pa., for five years and the Charles Kurz Co. for two years. He
was a member and past master of Maple Shade Lodge 281, F&AM, in Moorestown,
Excelsior Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies, and Crescent Shrine Temple. He served
as cemetery commissioner at Green Mount Cemetery and was a tour guide at the
Vermont Statehouse. Survivors include a son, Bruce and his wife, Linda, of
Middlesex; two grandsons, Crosley and Taylor Jackson of Middlesex. A daughter,
Susan, a brother, and a sister predeceased him. Memorial services will be held
Thursday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. in Christ Church (Episcopal), State Street,
Montpelier. Burial will be Saturday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. in the Episcopal
Cemetery in Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of
one’s choice. Arrangements are by Barber & La- nier Funeral Home, Montpelier.

 

MARY
HELEN LAVERY
WATERBURY CENTER — Mary Helen Lavery, 94, of Waterbury
Center passed away in the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday,
Aug. 28, 2001. Born in Jaffrey, N.H., on Jan. 10 1907, she was the daughter of
the late “”Pinky” and Matilda (Demars) Webster. She was married to Romis
Hickory in 1925; he predeceased her in 1932. Jan 24, 1936, she married Gordon
W. Lavery in Waterbury. Mr. Lavery passed away April 6, 1987. Helen, as she
was known to many, attended schools in Newport and Swanton. At the age of 14,
she moved to Waterbury and began work as a housekeeper for several area
families and played the piano at the former Rialto Theater. She later was
employed as a housekeeper and chef at the former Waterbury Inn and Clement’s
Tavern before working at the former Pilgrim Plywood Co. as a dryer. Active in
the community, she was a longtime member of the Harry N. Cutting American
Legion Auxiliary Unit 59, the Waterbury Area Senior Citizens, RSVP, and St.
Andrew Catholic Church. Her leisure time was spent enjoying her large family,
crocheting, embroidering, gardening and cooking. She is survived by her five
daughters, Marion Spooner of Marshfield, Barbara Batchelder of Waterbury,
Marilyn Richards of Warrensburg, N.Y., Loretta Bradley of Peyton, Colo., and
Margaret Baird of Waits- field; 31 grandchildren; and several
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by five
sons, Albert Hickory, Walter Hickory, Norman Hickory, Michael Lavery and
Donald Lavery. It was Helen’s request that there be no calling hours or
funeral service. Private inurnment will take place in the family lot in Holy
Cross Cemetery in Duxbury. Memorial contributions may be made to Central
Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641, or the
Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59, 16 Stowe St., Waterbury,
Vt. 05676. Arrangements are in the care of the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home,
Waterbury.

 

SARAH
ELIZABETH LIZOTTE
JOHNSON — Sarah Elizabeth Lizotte, 26, of Johnson,
originally of Simsbury, Conn., died as a result of an accident Aug. 28, 2001.
She was the beloved first-born daughter of Ray and Marianne Lizotte, cherished
sister of Katherine and Jeffrey Lizotte of Simsbury, granddaughter of Marianne
Ley Ferris and the late Edmund “”Brig” Ferris of West Simsbury, Conn., and
Lucien and Rita Lizotte of Milford, Conn. She is also survived by many other
loving family members and friends. She was born in Willimantic, Conn., on
Christmas Eve day 1974. She was a graduate of Simsbury High School in 1992.
She was an active participant on lacrosse and swim teams. She was a Dean’s
List student at Johnson State College, Class of 2002, majoring in hotel and
restaurant management. Sarah loved the outdoors and enjoyed skiing, cycling,
kayaking, and spending time with her family. Relatives and friends are
respectfully invited to a funeral Mass on Friday, Aug. 31, in St. Catherine of
Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Road, West Simsbury, Conn., at 10 a.m.
Visiting hours are Thursday, Aug. 30, at Vincent’s Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow
St., Simsbury, from 6 to 9 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to The
Sarah E. Lizotte Memorial Scholarship Fund, Office of Alumni and Development,
Johnson State College, Johnson Vt. 05656.

 

RUTH
L. MANDIGO
STOWE / MOSCOW — Ruth L. Mandigo, 70, passed away at her home
with her family at her side on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001. She was born in Stowe
in 1931, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. and Dora Belle
Spaulding Latuch. Ruth was very proud of her family, her lifelong residency of
Stowe, and her family’s history, which can be traced back to the early days of
Stowe. In addition to her many work accomplishments she was a talented
quilter, and was a very dedicated volunteer to the local charities. She
enjoyed the time she spent making at least a hundred quilts, of which she
donated many to the local cancer charities such as “”Camp Knock, Knock,” and
the “”Lamoille Area Cancer Network.” She will be greatly missed by her family
and friends. Ruth is survived by her husband of 47 years, Harlan Mandigo; her
four children, Mike and his wife, Cindy, Mandigo of Morrisville and their
children, Eric and Cassie and Eric’s companion Dawn, Steve Mandigo of Stowe
and his children, Colin and Bronwyn, Dan and his wife, Debbie, Mandigo of
Morrisville and their children, Nichole, Chris, Daniel and grandchild Leiah,
and Lisa Beth Mandigo of Stowe and her son Shaka; her sister Elizabeth Bass of
Morrisville; twin brother Robert Latuch and his wife, Evelyn, of Berlin; and
brother Gordon Latuch and his wife, Loraine, of North Hyde Park; and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins. Ruth was predeceased by her brother Albert Latuch
and her granddaughter Darci. A memorial service will be held in Stowe
Community Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, with an inurnment to follow
in Riverbank Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in Ruth’s name to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, P.O.
Box 38, Lake Elmore, Vt. 05657, or Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr
Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are under the care of the Stafford
Funeral Home in Stowe.

RALPH
D. WENZEL SR.
JOHNSON / NORTH FERRISBURG — Ralph D. Wenzel Sr., 79,
formerly of North Ferrisburg, died at his home in Johnson on Tuesday, Aug. 28,
2001. He was born March 20, 1922, in Myersdale, Pa., the son of the late
Alston Delmer and Ellen (Gress) Wenzel. Ralph served in World War II in the
U.S. Army Air Corps. He was past commander of Vergennes Legion Post 14, of
which he was a lifetime member. In his earlier years, he was employed as an
A&P meat cutter for more than 25 years. He also owned and operated Ralph’s
Market in Ferrisburgh. Ralph was an avid hunter, bird watcher and fisherman.
He loved gardening, Busch North and Winston Cup car racing. He had a very
special love for children. He is survived by his wife, Teena (Holcomb) Johnson
Wenzel; a son, Ralph D. Wenzel Jr. and his wife, Rose, and their two children,
Derek and Darcie; a daughter, Carol Jarvis and her husband, Hal, and their two
children, Jessica and Paul; two brothers, Al Wenzel and John Wenzel; three
sisters, Ruth McKinley and her husband, Dick, Kay Griffith, and Ellie Murray
and her husband, Frank; five stepchildren, Alan Johnson, Leonard Johnson and
Carol Rabideau, Chuck Johnson and his wife, Alice, Nancy Draper and her
husband, David, and Janey Enos and her husband, Robert; 17 stepgrandchildren;
16 stepgreat-grandchildren; a special grandchild, Devin Miller; and many
nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no visiting hours. A memorial Mass
will be celebrated in St. Peter Church in Vergennes on Saturday, Sept. 1, at
11 a.m. by the Rev. Donal Ward. Inurnment will follow in the family lot in
North Ferrisburg Cemetery on Hollow Road. A reception will follow in the
Vergennes Legion Hall. Contributions may be made in Ralph’s memory to the
Vergennes Legion Scholarship Fund, Armory Lane, Vergennes, Vt. 05491, or
Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661.
Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

 

KEVIN
LAURENCE WILLIS
JERICHO — Kevin Laurence Willis, 45, died at home
alongside his family, Aug. 28, 2001, after a brief illness. He was born Dec.
6, 1955, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Richard T. and Beverly Farr Willis.
Kevin spent his childhood years and attended school in Stowe. He was very
involved in the Boy Scouts, where he proudly earned his Eagle Scout badge. He
was also involved in the Stowe Ski Patrol in his early teen-age years. Kevin
held very precious memories of his Stowe friends and good times. The Willis
family later moved to Richmond, where Kevin attended Mount Mansfield Union
High School and graduated in 1973. He then attended Vermont Technical College
in the engineering program. From an early age, Kevin worked with his father in
his concrete and construction business, learning the concrete trade. He was
self-employed for approximately 20 years in concrete construction and in that
time formed many lasting friendships. He was most recently employed by S.D.
Ireland Concrete Construction Co. Kevin married Shawn Maureen Rooney on June
15, 1986. Kevin was a loving and involved father, husband, brother and son. He
loved animals and spending time in the outdoors. Some of his favorite pastimes
were strumming his guitar, landscaping his home and kayaking with his family.
Kevin enjoyed helping his daughter, Lindsey, care for her horses and cherished
the opportunity to ski with his son, Matthew. Kevin shared a uniquely rich and
passionate relationship for 25 years with his wife, Shawn. Kevin was highly
devoted to his parents, his brothers and sisters and their families. While
Kevin’s wife, Shawn, was his closest companion, he also shared a special
relationship with his uncle and aunt, Bob and Ruby Willis, his best friends.
Kevin enriched the lives of many friends, co-workers and neighbors as well.
Kevin demonstrated extraordinary strength, integrity and faith throughout his
life, particularly in his recent battle against cancer. He will be remembered
for his kindness, generosity and soft-spoken manner. Some of Kevin’s most
memorable characteristics were his gentle demeanor, his warm and compassionate
ways and his easy-going charm. He often demonstrated his spirit and generosity
by donating time and considerable effort to various community projects. Kevin
is survived by his wife of 15 years, Shawn Willis; their children, Matthew,
14, and Lindsey, 12; his mother, Beverly Farr Willis; and his maternal
grandmother, Ruth Farr. He was predeceased by his father, Richard T. Willis,
and his maternal grandfather, Howard Farr, in 1995. He leaves two sisters,
their spouses and children, Karen and Richard Gomez and Linda and Douglas St.
Amour; his four brothers and their children, Galen Willis, Mark Willis and his
wife, Judy, Justin Willis and his wife, Barbara, and Keith Willis and his
fiancee, Tammi Provencher. He also leaves many cousins. Kevin will be greatly
missed by the Rooney family, including Francis and Marion, Danny, Pat, Brian,
Shayne, Eileen, Maureen and Tim. Visiting hours will be held Saturday, Sept.
1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Gifford Funeral Service in Richmond. A service of
remembrance and celebration of Kevin’s life will be held in the Round Church
in Richmond on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery
overlooking his childhood home in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in Kevin’s name to Richmond Rescue, P.O. Box 404, Richmond, Vt. 05477.

August 29


MALCOLM “”MAC” DAVID HARRIS, II
BURLINGTON — Malcolm “”Mac” David
Harris, II, 53, died at his sister’s home in Burlington surrounded by his
family, on Aug. 29, 2001, after nearly a year’s courageous struggle with
kidney cancer. Mas was born in Presque Isle, Maine, on April 11, 1948, the son
of Malcolm D. Harris, O.D. and Grace Beckwith Harris. He graduated from
Presque Isle High School and Ricker College. He owned and operated the Harris
Optical Laboratory in Presque Isle for many years. For the past several years
he worked for Ship eCommerce in Williston. Mac had a great interest in
genealogy and had researched the Beckwith family extensively, compiling
volumes of material. He is survived by his beloved children, Camden and Cassie
Harris, whom he always carried in his heart. Also, surviving are his sisters,
Martha Harris Haskell and her husband, Peter, of Burlington and their
children, Meredith and Amanda, Karla Harris Downs and her husband, Philip, of
Auburn, Maine and their children, Steven and Elizabeth; and his brother Peter
F. Harris, M.D. and his wife, Linda of Bangor, Maine and their children,
Susan, Nancy and Julie. Surviving in addition are a special family friend,
Nellie Knox (Second Mom) of Presque Isle and Aunt Ellinor Stephenson of
Maryland and numerous cousins. Mac was predeceased by his parents. Donations
in his memory may be sent to the James School Endowment Fund, c/o Peter
McConnell, 67 Pine St., Presque Isle, Maine 04769; The Hospice of the
Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446; the Portage Lake
Association, P.O. Box 224, Portage Lake, Maine 04768; or a charity of your
choice. There will be no calling hours. A private family service will be held
at a later date. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Chris
Nunnick and his staff at the Vermont Center for Cancer Medicine, Dr. Richard
Grunert, Urologist, and the Burlington VNA and Hospice Program.

 

ELSIE WELCH HOUGH MORRISVILLE — Elsie Welch Hough, 99, died in Copley
Hospital in Morrisville on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001. She was born April 27,
1902, in Leytonstone, England to Frederick Thomas and Frances (Snashall)
Welch. Her family immigrated to Canada and on to Vermont in 1911. She attended
schools in England, Chelsea, Vt. and completed several college courses while
living in Massachusetts. While living in Chelsea, she met John Fiske Hough,
the love of her life, and they were married June 16, 1921. She had attended
the Danville Congregational Church, and was a member of the Ladies’ Aide
Society. Elsie was a member of the Danville P.T.A. and was a Past President of
the Danville Women’s Club. During her tenure she initiated the lighting of the
Danville Congregational Church Steeple, which led to area church lightings.
She worked at the Caledonian Record in St. Johnsbury during the early 1960’s
as the Society Editor. Elsie and her husband retired to East Barre in the late
1960’s. Later they moved to Arizona, returning to Morrisville in 1979. Mr.
Hough died shortly after their return. Elsie made her home in Morrisville and
made many good friends, young and old, during her 22 years there. For several
years she continued the responsibility of a working position at the Lamoille
Co. Senior Center, which she concluded at the age of 89. She took joy in being
able to knit mittens for family and area children, as well as lap robes. Her
many friends were the recipients of her knitted bed slippers. Elsie loved
reading and sharing books with friends. After 77 years, she and her daughter,
Charlotte, had the opportunity to return to her birthplace in England in 1988.
She was a beloved mother to her eight children, grandmother to 25,
great-grandmother to 43, and great-great-grandmother to three. She is survived
by seven children, John W. of Atlanta, Ga., Constance Houdashell and her
husband, Walter, of Mesa, Ariz., Janet Peduzzi of East Montpelier, Sarah
Gilman and a special son-in-law, Kenneth, of Morrisville, Dr. Charlotte Stocek
of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Stephen F. and dear daughter-in-law, Anne, of Glen
Dale, Ariz., and Mary Neal of Morrisville. She is also survived by several
nieces, nephews and cousins. Elsie was predeceased by an infant son, William,
in 1933, her daughter, Frances Moore in Jan. 2001, and a daughter-in-law,
Natalie (Gerry) Hough in 1981. She was also predeceased by her brothers,
Henry, William, Percy and Charles and her sisters, Nellie Mahoney and Gladys
Noyes. Her loving family will be forever grateful for her constant guidance
and presence in their lives. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 3, in the First Congregational Church of Morrisville with
committal services being held later in the afternoon for family in the Village
Cemetery in Tunbridge. In lieu of flowers contributions in Elsie’s memory
would be appreciated to the Morristown Centennial Library, P.O. Box 727,
Morrisville, Vt. 05661, for the purpose of purchasing children’s literature.
Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.

ABBY
RACHAEL LASKER
BURLINGTON — Abby Rachael Lasker, born Nov. 7, 1969, on
Long Island, N.Y., died Aug. 29, 2001, in Vermont Respite House. Abby, known
as Rachael, was a spunky and outgoing young woman. She always had time to
cheer friends and family, listen to their problems and love their children.
Rachael fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. She did it with grace
and spirit. In the last months of Rachael’s life, she wrote: “”Reaching for
goals unmet, fulfilling and changing them each day; as long as you have daily
goals, you have a reason for survival.” After a long fight with disease,
Rachael finally ran out of strength to set her goals. We all loved her and
will miss her. Rachael is survived by her parents, Betty and Milton Lasker;
her sister, Cynthia Lasker; her brother, Seth Lasker and his wife, Staci, and
their children, Moriah and Alex; and her loving fiance, John Hebert. Funeral
services will be held in Temple Sinai Synagogue, 500 Swift St., South
Burlington, on Friday, Sept. 31, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Lakeview
Cemetery on North Avenue in Burlington. Friends may pay their respects to the
family during shiva at 40 College St., Burlington, on Saturday, Sept. 1, from
7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday through Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who
wish may make donations in Rachael’s memory to Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen
Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. We, her family and friends, want to thank
the staff and the volunteers at Vermont Respite House for all the wonderful
care Rachael received. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral
Directors.

EDGAR
HENRY STICKNEY
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — Edgar H. Stickney, 91, died Aug. 29,
2001, in RiverMead, where he had resided since moving from Montpelier, Vt., in
1997. For many years, he wintered in Englewood, Fla. Mr. Stickney was born in
Rutland, Vt., on Aug. 14, 1910, the son of William L. and Pauline (Seward)
Stickney. He married the former Mildred Conner on June 15, 1935. He attended
schools in Rutland and received a degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute in 1932. He was a member of the honorary scientific
society of Sigma Zi, the engineering society Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Phi
Epsilon fraternity. He joined the Vermont Department of Highways in Rutland in
1932 and, except for his military service, he was associated with the
department throughout his 45-year career. He began his career as a resident
engineer on major projects throughout the state of Vermont. He was the highway
district engineer in Essex Junction from 1951 until 1958, when he was
transferred to Montpelier as Highway Department construction engineer. In
1966, he was appointed assistant chief engineer in charge of all engineering
functions and in 1973 became the chief engineer for the state of Vermont. He
retired in 1977. Many of his years with the Highway Department were devoted to
the Vermont Interstate Highway System. He was an active participant in its
planning and construction and over time had walked the entire length of the
system. Active for many years in professional circles, Mr. Stickney was a
registered professional engineer and licensed surveyor, a member and past
president of the Vermont Society of Engineers, the National Society of
Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Road
Builders Association, American Association of State Highway Officials, and the
Association of Highway Officials of the North Atlantic States and the Vermont
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. In 1976, he was chosen
Vermont Engineer of the Year. He was a member of the Masonic Bodies, the
Shrine, and the First Congregational Church of Hancock. From 1942 until 1945,
he served with the U.S. Navy stationed on Guadalcanal, the North Solomon
Islands, Saipan and Okinawa as executive officer and construction officer in
the Seabees. He received three invasion stars and the Bronze Star Medal with
Combat V. He retired from active duty in 1945. He continued in the U.S. Naval
Reserve in Burlington, Vt., from 1949 until 1967, retiring with the rank of
commander. One of his greatest enjoyments was Mount Mansfield in Stowe, Vt. In
the winter, he could be found on the ski slopes, where he was an avid skier.
In the summer, he was at the Lake Mansfield Trout Club, in a boat in his red
felt hat fly-fishing, swimming, or supervising some ongoing project. He served
as vice president and president and at his death was still an honorary member
of the fish committee. Throughout his tenure, he kept a precise count of every
fish that was taken from the lake. He served as manager of the club for two
years and was active in the reconstruction of several dams. A whole generation
has learned to fly- fish under his tutelage. He is survived by his wife of 66
years, Mildred (Conner) Stickney of Peterborough; two daughters, Carol (Mrs.
John) Burdett of Shelburne, Vt., and Linda (Mrs. O.D.) Mathew- son of Hancock;
a son, John E. Stickeny of Greensboro Bend, Vt.; nine grandchildren, Holli B.
Duthie of Rochelle, Ill., Jay Burdett of Charlton, N.Y., Josh Burdett of
Duxbury, Vt., Sue Rugg of Antrim, Meigra Ramos of Bedford, Philip Mathewson of
Hancock, Mark Mathewson of New York City, Sarah Mathewson of Merrimack, and
Ozias Mathewson of Hancock; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by
a daughter, Sue Ellen Stickney, in 1954. A graveside service will be held
Monday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, West
St., Rutland, with the Rev. Matt Crebbin, pastor of the First Congregational
Church of Hancock, officiating. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers,
memorial donations be made to Vermont Special ympics, P.O. Box 1648,
Williston, Vt. 05495-1648, or the Building Fund of the First Congregational
Church of Hancock, N.H. 03449. Jellison Funeral and Cremation Services, 25
Concord St., Peterborogh, is handling arrangements.

 

PAUL D. TIBBITS ENOSBURG FALLS — Paul D. Tibbits, 69, died Wednesday
at his home following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Mary (Domina)
Tibbits; his son Jon Tibbits of Fairfield; two daughters, Sara Tibbits of
Franklin and Wendy Baker of St. Albans; two sisters, Geraldine Godin of
Montgomery Center and Charlene Johnston of Williston; four grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at
2 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on 96 Dickinson Ave. in Enosburg. Friends
may call on the family at the funeral home Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Burial
will be in the East Franklin Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in
his memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health
Circle, St. Albans, Vt., 05478 or the Enosburg Ambulance Serv., 83
Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450.
August 30


LOIS GOULD HILL
MANCHESTER — Lois Gould Hill, age 79, a resident of
Manchester, died Thursday Aug. 30, at her home in The Fields. She was born
in Morrisville, Aug. 18, 1922, the daughter of Leo Alpheus and Myra (Blake)
Gould. She grew up in Morrisville and received her education there
graduating from the Peoples Academy. On October 25, 1941, she married
Kenneth Hill of Sunderland. For over fifty years the Hills lived at “”Hildene”
where Kenneth managed the farm for Peggy Beckwith and where they raised a
family. When the children got older Lois took a job at Basketville in
Sunderland, where she was the stores manager for many years before retiring
in 1992. After retiring Lois spent much of her time volunteering at Hildene,
the Southern Vermont Art Center and Equinox Terrace. In addition to being a
devoted mother and fine homemaker she was active in the First Congregational
Church in Manchester Village, where she was a member since 1941. She is
survived by her three sons and their wives, Brian and Susan Hill of
Manchester, Aaron and Vicki Hill of Burlington, and Errol and Suzi (Dargeloh)
Hill of Manchester; a daughter Joann Prout of Dorset; a brother Leo Gould of
Wilmington N.C.; two sisters Helen Jewett and Shirley Pierce of Morrisville;
also nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased
by her husband Kenneth on Feb. 14, 1999. A celebration of her life will be
held on Monday Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. at Hildene. In lieu of flowers donations
may be made in her memory to either: Manchester Health Services, Hildene or
the First Congregational Church, c/o Brewster Funeral Services, PO Box 885,
Manchester, Vt. 05255.


REBECCA Z. “”BECKY” WHITNEY
JOHNSON — Rebecca Z. “”Becky” Whitney,
67, died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, in Fletcher Allen Health Care
in Burlington. She was born in Huntington on Aug. 30, 1934, the daughter of
Earl and Zepherine (Fielder) Zeno. Rebecca was predeceased by her husband,
Edgar Whitney Sr. Becky was a 1953 graduate of Richmond High School. The
majority of her working career, of which she was very proud, was at Johnson
State College. She was involved with the food service program as well as
serving as a disc jockey for WJSC-FM. She befriended hundreds of students
over the years and became known as “”Mom” to many. Becky was also active in
the community, supporting numerous charitable organizations in their
fund-raising efforts. Most important, she was a devoted and wonderful mother
to her children. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Zepherine Zeno of
Huntington Center; her six children, Earline Morse and her husband, Bill, of
Jay, Evelina “”Kay” Whitney and her friend, H. Jerome Washington, of Mount
Vernon, N.Y., David G. and his wife, Nancy, of Ingram, Texas, Ernest D. and
his wife, Deborah, of Eden, Kevin S. and his friend, Monique St. George, of
Johnson, and Edgar Jr. and his wife, Jodie, of Waterbury Center; five
sisters, Camilla Salvas, Priscilla Conger, Mary Hunter, Gail VanSteamburg,
and Linda Lemaire; two brothers, Leon and Noel Zeno; and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the White-Fiess
Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. Burial will take place in
Huntington at a later date. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory would
be appreciated to the Johnson Food Shelf, 780 Railroad St., Johnson, Vt.
05656.

August 31


PAULINE BOGUE ELLSWORTH
BURLINGTON — Pauline Bogue Ellsworth passed
peacefully away Friday, Aug. 31, 2001. She was surrounded by her loving
family in Fletcher Allen Health Care and slipped away following unsuccessful
heart surgery. She was born July 14, 1929, in Burlington, the daughter of
Howard and Hilda Bogue. She attended Rice and Burlington high schools. She
was a lifelong communicant at St. Thomas Church in Underhill Center and was
active with various church projects including making clothing for the
disadvantaged in Appalachia. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of
Eagles (FOE) Ladies Auxiliary. Her favorite television program was the hit
CBS series “”Touched by an Angel,” starring Roma Downey, a program of
religious faith and the conviction that God loves you! (John 3:16-18). She
was a talented seamstress, gardener and gourmet cook, and her talents and
presence will be sorely missed by friends and family alike, especially her
loving husband, Herbert Ellsworth of Underhill. She was predeceased by her
devoted father, Howard Bogue of Essex Center, in 1963, and her mother, Hilda
(Provost) Bogue, in 1997. She is survived by her husband, Herbert M.
Ellsworth of Underhill; and her five sons, James and Pamela Raymond and his
children, Julie and Dean Bundy and Jeffrey and Mekysha Lynn Raymond, of
Morrisville; Bill St. Amour of Underhill and his daughter, Marie-Christine;
Douglas and Linda St. Amour of Richmond and their children, Jason, Jonathan,
Mark and Joseph; Tom St. Amour of Burlington and his children, Dan and
Jennifer; and Tim and Sandra St. Amour of Marlboro, Mass., and their
children, Griffin and Madison. She also leaves a sister, Doris Cushing of
Burlington and her children, Mike and Theresa Bogue of Richmond, Nancy and
Bruce Bullis of Florida, Bob Cushing of Burlington, Elizabeth and John
Sheltra of Essex Junction, Craig and Pamela Cushing of Essex Junction, and
Rae-Marie and Raymond Legrand of Florida, and all their children. The
funeral will be Friday, Sept. 7, in St. Thomas Church in Underhill Center at
11 a.m. with reception to follow at the church. There will be no calling
hours nor wake, at her request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Vermont Lung Association. “”In te, Domine, speravi; non confundar in eternum,
misericordias Domini in eternum cantabo.” (I have hoped in Thee, Lord; may
I not be eternally destroyed; the mercy of the Lord I will sing forever —
the Psalms).

 

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