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April 3, 2007

Rutland Herald Obituaries 07/2000

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Obituaries

July 2000

July 10
Olive WhitmanEAST ARLINGTON – Olive “Polly” Whitman, 99, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of East Arlington, died June 10, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Frances Whitman, in Dayton.Survivors include three daughters, Frances Whitman of Dayton, Irene Stroffoleno of East Arlington and Alyce Monson of Florida; a son, Avery Whitman of Maryland; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, great-great -grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Whitman was predeceased by her husband of 20 years, Leonard Whitman; and a granddaughter, Marie Wood.

A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Bondville Cemetery in Bondville.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel.

July 17
Charles W. ButlerNORTH BENNINGTON – Charles W. Butler, 70, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of North Bennington, died July 17, 2000, at his home after a long illness.He was born June 15, 1930, in Albany, N.Y., son of Charles and Matilda (Woods) Butler.

He attended schools in North Bennington and graduated from North Bennington High School in 1948.

Mr. Butler married Barbara Wilbur Tanner.

For many years he was employed by the Cushman Manufacturing Co. in North Bennington, and later, with his wife, managed an apartment complex in Burlington.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Butler was an artist and had his work displayed at a gallery in North Bennington. He also loved to play the piano.

Survivors include six step-children, Frank, Susan, Doug, Paul, Dale and Matt; a brother, Dr. John Tanner of Moorestown, N.J.; two sisters, Anna Roch Tonniatti of North Adams, Mass., and Margaret White of Lake Wales, Fla.; a niece and nephew; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mr. Butler was predeceased by his wife; and a brother, George Roch.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m., at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington. Cremation will follow in Arizona with interment in the Grandview Cemetery, North Bennington.

Contributions may be made to a favorite charity through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, 05201.

July 18
Leroy D. RanneyCAVENDISH – Leroy D. Ranney, 66, died July 18, 2000, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a long illness.He was born Dec. 9, 1933, in Fair Haven, son of Nathan and Lucy Ranney.

He attended schools in Fair Haven.

He married June Pelkey in Plymouth on June 25, 1955

Mr. Ranney worked for the Kenwood Mills for several years and for the town of Cavendish in the water and sewer departments and the cemetery department. He later worked for the General Electric Co. as a toolmaker in both Ludlow and Rutland, retiring in 1994.

Mr. Ranney served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of the Cavendish Baptist Church and served as a deacon, trustee and custodian.

Survivors include his wife of Cavendish; two sons, Scott E. Ranney of Cavendish and Keith E. Ranney of Proctorsville; three brothers, Gordon Ranney of Proctorsville, Wayne Ranney of Payson, Ariz., and Irving Ranney of Rutland; a sister, Ramona Turner of Rutland; a grandson and great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Cavendish Baptist Church by the Rev. Jane Buswell, pastor of the Tyson Community Church. Burial will follow in the Cavendish Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St., Springfield.

Contributions may be made to the Cavendish Baptist Church, P.O. Box 425, Cavendish, 05142.

July 20
Elspeth M. ArchibaldSHELBURNE – Elspeth M. Archibald, 75, a resident of Wake Robin in Shelburne, died July 20, at Wake Robin.She was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Dene, County of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, daughter of Leonard J. and Ida M. (Lockie) King.

She moved to the United States in 1961 and married Kenneth R. Archibald. She lived in Ludlow for many years before moving to Wake Robin in Shelburne in 1993.

During WWII she served in England with GCHQ Communications, working on the ENIGMA code, and survived the Blitz of London.

Survivors include two stepchildren, Ann Hayes of Evaro, Mont. and Kenneth L. Archibald of Cortland, N.Y.; six step- grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1983 and a stepson, Robert Archibald of Bristol, R.I.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Community Center at Wake Robin in Shelburne.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Ludlow Garden Club, Ludlow, 05149 or the Pierson Library, P.O. Box 475, Shelburne, 05482.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin & Palmer, 209 Falls Road.

July 21
 George B. CrispBENNINGTON – George B. Crisp, 75, of Bennington, died July 21, 2000, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.He was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Galveston, Texas, son of George and Olive (Buechler) Crisp. He received his education in New York and New Jersey. He also lived in Virginia, and moved to Bennington from Long Island, N.Y., in 1948.

He was employed at the Polygraphic Co. in North Bennington. He worked for several years in the kitchen at Bennington College, until his retirement 10 years ago.

Mr. Crisp was a longtime communicant of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington, and for several years was the head shepherd in the Christmas pageant. He enjoyed fishing and photography.

Survivors include two nieces from New York, Adrienne Caldwell and Allison Caldwell, and his close friends, the Rev. Penny Hawkins of North Bennington and Margaret Lillie of Bennington.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Arthur Kingdon, rector, officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Penny Hawkins, deacon. Burial will be in South Village Cemetery in East Dorset.

There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, General Fund, through the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, 05201.

Delbert E. FosterWINDHAM – Delbert Ernest “Ernie” Foster, 34, died July 21, 2000, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.He was born in Townshend on July 23, 1965, son of Barbara (Clarke) (Foster) Lawrence and Delbert Ernest Foster.

He attended Leland and Grey Union High School.

He married Julie Sweet of Springfield on June 11, 1988.

Mr. Foster worked on many farms in Vermont and New York.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Glen Lawrence of Windham, with whom he lived; his father, Delbert, of Baltimore; a sister, Lisa Brown; one niece; one nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home in Chester. Burial will follow in Center Windham Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to David’s House, P.O. Box 660, Lebanon, N.H., 03766.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Adam-Gendron Funeral Home in Chester.

Norman E.J. LariviereBENNINGTON – Norman E.J. Lariviere, 66, of Bennington died July 21, 2000, at the Center for the Living and Rehabilitation, following a short illness.He was born in Richford, son of Edward and Rose (LaMarine) Lariviere.

He graduated from Richford High School and attended Johnson State Teachers College. He received a master’s degree from North Adams State College in North Adams, Mass. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956.

Mr. Lariviere worked in the mathematics department at Mount Anthony Union High School and Middle School from 1962 to 1994. He was on the Select Board from 1983 to 1990. He was a member of the Bennington American Legion, where he was a member of the Legion band. He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, where he served as treasurer.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating and golfing.

Survivors include his wife, Fay (Bushee) Lariviere of Bennington; a son, John Lariviere of Carenco, La.; a daughter, Suzanne Ryan of Fairfax; two stepsons, Todd Bruso of Shaftsbury and William F. Bruso Jr. of Pittsford; a brother, Clemont Lariviere of Montgomery; three sisters, Frances Benson of Richford, Jean Conklin of Saysville, N.Y., and Alice Case of Enosburg Falls; 10 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington. Following the committal service, friends are invited to the Lariviere residence for a time of fellowship and refreshment.

There are no calling hours.

Mr. Lariviere will be cremated at Vermont Cremation Service in Bennington.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Vermont chapter of the American Cancer Society, in care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, 05201.

John J. MorrisseyDORSET – John J. Morrissey Jr., 37, died July 21, 2000, at the Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center as a result of injuries received in a car accident.He was born May 21, 1963, in Bayport, N.Y.

Survivors include his wife, Marilynn of Dorset; a son, Sean Michael Morrissey of Sarasota, Fla.; two brothers, William Morrissey of Miami, Fla., and James Morrissey of Huntington; a sister, Sharon of Albany, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral service will be private.

Contributions may be made to the Sean M. Morrissey Educational Trust, in care of Chris Gouin at the Howard Bank, 111 Main Street, Burlington, 05401.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.

Josephine M. OlsewskiMIDDLETOWN SPRINGS – Josephine Mary Olsewski, 89, of Middletown Springs, died unexpectedly July 21, 2000, at her home.She was born July 3, 1911, in New York City, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Popuski) Kolowski. She graduated from high school in New York, and received an associates degree in business.

Mrs. Olsewski worked as a bookkeeper for the Massapequa Chrysler automobile dealership in New York.

She and her husband moved to Middletown Springs in 1972.

She volunteered at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, was a former member of the Middletown Springs Garden Club, and was well known for her home baked goods.

Survivors include two sons, Edward Olszewski of South Burlington and Roland Olsewski; a sister, Helen Koch of Florida; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and three nieces.

Her husband died in 1982. A daughter, Joan Olsewski died in 1982; and a sister, Mary Grambi is also deceased.

Graveside memorial services will be held at a later date in Middletown Springs.

There are no calling hours.

The Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home of Poultney is in charge of arrangements.

Della R.H. PeifferBENNINGTON – Della Ray Hall Peiffer, 89, died July 21, 2000, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.She was born Dec. 6, 1910, in Norwich, daughter of Harry L. Ray and Daisy (Trescott) Ray.

She was educated in Norwich schools and Kimball Union Academy. She attended nursing school at Simmons in Boston.

She married Harry Kay Hall in 1930. In the mid-1930s, they lived in Bennington and she worked as office nurse for Dr. Woodhull Hall. The marriage ended in divorce. She later married Alfred Peiffer in Florida.

For many years she served as secretary to the dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. She later worked for the office of educational testing at Dartmouth.

Mrs. Peiffer moved to Florida in 1951, where she worked for Sara Fredericks Couturier and Douglas Laurie Fine Antiques.

She returned to Vermont in 1967 and worked at the W.T. Grant Co. until her retirement in 1972. She lived with her daughter in Shaftsbury and North Bennington until her death.

She was an avid reader.

Survivors include daughters, Dalphia Rae Hall Brown of North Bennington, and June Hall Watkins of Lowville, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Christine Watkins, in 1973; two sisters and a brother.

The funeral service was held Sunday at Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home in Bennington.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Vermont Chapter of the American Cancer Society, in care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, 05201.

Marion E. RiendeauBELLOWS FALLS – Marion E. (Stratton) Riendeau, 90, of Saxtons River, died July 21, 2000, at the McGirr Nursing Home.She was born Dec. 9, 1910, in Hinsdale, N.H., daughter of George and Edna (Anderson) Stratton.

She married Nelson Riendeau in June 1929.

Survivors include two daughters, Joan McCoy of Hartville, Mo., and Marilyn Trevarrow of Lady Smith, Wis.; three sisters, Pricilla LaMaroux of Keene, N.H., and Eleanor Ware and Shirley Scryba of Greenfield, Mass.; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Riendeau was predeceased by her husband, who died in 1995; and a son, Robert.

A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Saxtons River Cemetery.

 Edward A. RowseBRADFORD – Edward A. Rowse, 86, of Lower Plain in Bradford, died July 21, 2000, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Hale Funeral Home in Bradford. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Rutland Herald.
Richard P. WalbridgeRUTLAND – Richard P. Walbridge, 74, of Rutland, died July 21, 2000, at the Mountain View Genesis Elder Care Center.He was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Rutland, the son of Maurice E. and Blanche (Waller) Walbridge Sr.

He graduated from Rutland High School in 1943, and attended Rutland Junior College. He served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman aboard the USSC 996 during World War II, from 1943-1946.

Mr. Walbridge worked as an accountant for the Central Vermont Public Service Corp. for 40 years.

He was a member and past deacon, diaconate chair and choir member of the Grace Congregational United Church of Christ. He was a life and adjutant member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 648 of Rutland, and had served as quartermaster and commander of the American Legion Post 31 of Rutland. Mr. Walbridge was active in the Legion baseball program. He was a member of the BPOE 345 in Rutland, and a former member of the Rutland Kiwanis Club and Italian Aid Society.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Perry) Walbridge of Rutland; a daughter, Sue Ellen Walbridge of Alexandria, Va.; two sons, Stephen Walbridge of Rutland and Stacy Walbridge of Shelburne; a sister, Jeanette LaBrie of Sarasota, Fla.; two grandsons; three nephews and several cousins.

A brother, Maurice Walbridge Jr. is deceased.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Grace Congregational United Church of Christ. The Rev. Robert B. Curry, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at East Clarendon Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 1340 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, VT 05403.

The Tossing Funeral Home in Rutland is in charge of arrangements.

July 22
Howard S. CassCHESTER – Howard S. Cass, 71, died July 22, 2000, at his home in Chester.He was born Sept. 4, 1928, in Springfield, son of Horace and Gladys (Emerson) Cass.

He graduated from Springfield High School in 1947.

He married Gloria Jones Aug. 30, 1950.

Mr. Cass was a Korean War veteran. He retired from Lovejoy Tool Co. in 1985, after 28 years of service. He spent summers at the Stratton Mountain Country Club for the past 14 years.

He was a member of Olive Branch Lodge No. 64 in Chester, was a past scoutmaster and active in Boy Scouts of America, and was a golfer and member of the Bellows Falls Country Club for 45 years.

Survivors include his wife of Chester; a son, Michael Cass of Springfield; a daughter, Donna Knight of Gray Court, S.C.; a grandson, a granddaughter, several brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Chester.

There are no calling hours.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Greater Falls Hospice in Springfield or to the American Cancer Society.

Frederick E. Cook Jr.EAST POULTNEY – Frederick Earl Cook Jr., 75, died July 22, 2000, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after a short illness.He was born May 11, 1925, in Salem, Mass., son of Frederick E. and Margaret (Chisholm) Cook Sr.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving throughout the European Theater. After being discharged, he was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and lived in Allston, Mass., for more than 50 years. After his retirement, he relocated to East Poultney, where he lived for the past 20 years.

Mr. Cook was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1653 of Granville, N.Y., and J. Claire Carmody American Legion Post 39 of Poultney.

Survivors include five brothers, Leslie Cook and George Cook, both of Allston, Mass., Kenneth Cook of Somerville, Mass., John Cook of West Rutland and Lawrence Cook of Brockton, Mass.; three sisters, Lorna May Terp of Shelburne, Margaret Pitts of East Poultney and Phyllis Moore of Hudson, N.H.; many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home, 266 Allen Ave., Poultney.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held Aug. 12, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Pleasant View Cemetery in Middletown Springs, with the Rev. Payne officiating.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Poultney Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 76, Poultney, 05764, or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn., 06150-1160.

Helen M. McGrathHelen M. McGrath, 78, of Rutland, died unexpectedly at her home July 22, 2000.She was born Oct. 17, 1921, in South Glens Falls, N.Y., daughter of Cassin and Margaruite (Stoughton) Moore.

She was a graduate of Green Mountain College in Poultney, and received a nursing degree from John Hopkins University.

Mrs. McGrath practiced nursing in Melbourne, Fla., and was employed for more than 10 years in the records department at the Rutland City Police Department, retiring in 1986.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Rutland.

Survivors include a son, Jonathon McGrath of Vergennes; two daughters, Karin McGrath of Rutland and Kimberly McGrath Hardwick of Bridport; two grandsons; her former husband, Rollie Powell; two stepchildren, Scott Powell and Kimberly Powell; aunts and uncles.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gardner W. McGrath; a son, Mark E. Moore, and a sister, Peggy Moore.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland.

Contributions may be made to Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association, P.O. Box 787, Rutland, 05701.

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

 Helen PeckRUTLAND – Helen Peck, 93, of Rutland, died July 22, 2000, at the Eden Park Nursing Home, after a brief illness.She was born Jan. 3, 1907, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Max and Tessi Goldberg.

Mrs. Peck was a long-time resident of Forrest Hills, N.Y., and moved to Rutland in 1981. She was married to George Peck. He is deceased.

She enjoyed shopping at Bloomingdale’s, and playing bridge, canasta and bingo.

Survivors include four grandchildren, including her granddaughter, Nicole Peck, with whom she made her home, Heath Peck of Rutland, Christopher Peck of Brandon and Pamela Peck of Free Port, N.Y.; and one sister, Anna Goldstein.

Besides her husband, a son, Marvin Peck, and a grandson, Brian Peck, are deceased.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday at the Aldous Funeral Home.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Loretta Home Patient Activities Fund, 59 Meadow St., Rutland, VT 05701.

Helen G. RafterHelen G. Rafter, 76, of Rutland, a former resident of Niagara Falls and Lewiston, N.Y., died July 22, 2000, at her home after a brief illness.She was born July 19, 1924, in Niagara, N.Y., daughter of Joseph and Antonia (Kershis) Genis.

She attended Niagara University. She married Norbert J. Rafter Dec. 17, 1946. He died in 1976.

Mrs. Rafter was a member of Christ the King Church and the church choir. She was an active volunteer.

Survivors include three sons, Norbert J. Rafter Jr. of South Burlington, Patrick J. Rafter of New Albany, Ohio, and Terence J. Rafter of Proctor; a sister, Therese Fuller of Rutland; four grandchildren, one great-grandson and cousins.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church in Rutland, with the Rev. Thomas Mattison, associate pastor, officiating.

There are no visiting hours.

Burial will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston, N.Y.

Contributions may be made to Rutland Visiting Nurse Hospice, P.O. Box 787, Rutland, 05701.

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

Francis M. ShawWALLINGFORD – Francis Monroe “Pal” Shaw Sr., 61, died July 22, 2000, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness.He was born June 2, 1939, in Wallingford, son of Howard and Mertie (Colburn) Shaw Sr. He attended schools in Wallingford.

Mr. Shaw was a businessman for more than 30 years. He worked for General Electric Co. before founding Wallingford Gas and Oil Co. He also owned and operated the Wallingford Gulf Station, prior to the formation of Shaw’s Sales and Service Inc.

Mr. Shaw enjoyed buying and selling cars and watching his son stock-car race at Devils Bowl Raceway.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Bushee Shaw of Wallingford, whom he married Sept. 30, 1956; two sons, Francis “Sput” Shaw Jr. and Ronald Shaw, both of Wallingford; two brothers, John Shaw and Howard Shaw Jr., both of Wallingford; two sisters, Rita Godette of Wallingford and Isabelle Williams of Brownsmill, N.J.; two grandsons; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Wallingford Congregational Church on South Main Street. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visiting hours were held Sunday.

Contributions may be made to Wallingford Rescue Squad, Box 246, Wallingford, 05773.

Frances H. StacySHAFTSBURY – Frances H. Stacy, 79, of Shaftsbury died July 22, 2000, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.She was born June 8, 1921, in Manchester, daughter of Carl and Mary (Lane) Mattison.

She received her education in Manchester, and was a graduate of Burr & Burton Seminary.

She married Fred Stacy June 6, 1942, at the Manchester Baptist Church. Mr. Stacy died April 19, 2000.

Mrs. Stacy was employed as a local correspondent by the Bennington Banner. She also worked as a secretary for the Bennington and Shaftsbury school systems. In 1986, after 18 years, she retired from the Shaftsbury Elementary School. Following her retirement, she worked in various capacities for the town of Shaftsbury.

Mrs. Stacy was an active member of the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church and maintained much of the bookwork for both the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church and the Mattison Historical Congress. For the past 48 years, she was a volunteer for the Fresh Air Fund, continuing to take a Fresh Air Child this summer, despite her ill health.

In 1954, she was one of the founding members of the Shaftsbury Fire Department Auxiliary. She was an active member of AARP, Meals on Wheels, the American Legion and the Girl Scouts. She also cared for several local elderly residents.

Survivors include two sons, Carl V. Stacy of Toronto, Ontario, and Terry Stacy of Shaftsbury; four grandchildren; a sister, Beatrice Mahar of Manchester; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, and two brothers, Donald Mattison and Robert Mattison.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Deborah Trolenberg officiating. Burial will take place in Center Shaftsbury Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mahar and Son Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the Shaftsbury Methodist Church Building Fund or to the Shaftsbury Fire Department, through the office of Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.

Victor D. WardPLYMOUTH – Victor D. Ward, 87, died July 22, 2000, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.He was born Jan. 31, 1913, in Plymouth, son of Oric and Kate (Page) Ward.

Mr. Ward owned and operated his own trucking company and eventually branched out into excavation. He was a road commissioner and cemetery commissioner for several years in Plymouth. He was a carpenter and painter for several years, before retiring in the mid-1990s.

He was one of the organizers of the Plymouth Fire Department, and donated land for the first fire hall.

He enjoyed the outdoors, loved wild birds and other wildlife.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, of 50 years, of Plymouth; a son, Michael of Seattle, Wash.; a grandson, Scott of Seattle; a step-grandson, Robbert Corey of New Zealand; a niece and a nephew.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Plymouth Notch Cemetery in Plymouth.

Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock.

July 23
Donald CarrollDonald Carroll, 68, of Rutland, died July 23, 2000, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.Funeral arrangements are pending with the Aldous Funeral Home.
W. Marie ClarkWATERBURY – W. Marie “Molly” (Grace) Clark of Waterbury passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, July 23, 2000, where she had been a resident for the past eight years. Born in Moretown on October 19, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Ellen F. (Healy) Grace. She married Charles J. Clark Sr. on July 16, 1935 in Whitehall N.Y. Clark passed away on June 10, 1973.Molly attended Rockbridge School in Moretown and Waterbury High School where she graduated in 1929. During WWII, she was employed at the Greenfield (MA) Tap and Die Corporation and earned an Army/Navy Production Award for superior service. She resided in Rutland and later in Waterbury, where she later worked at the Vermont State Hospital as a clinical services secretary until her retirement. She later worked part time at the Central Vermont Medical Center as a medical record transcriptionist.

Molly was a longtime member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Waterbury. She particularly enjoyed children, reading poetry and spending time with family members. She will be remembered for her positive outlook on life despite her early struggles with polio and tuberculosis as well as the death of her young son.

Molly is survived by her twin brother’s wife, Mrs. Walter (Myrtle) Grace of Cromwell, Conn., as well as, several nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by a son, Charles J. Clark Jr.; two sisters, Catherine Grace and Alice O’Brien; and five brothers, her twin Walter Grace, Lawton Grace, William Grace, Healy Grace and Charles Grace.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Waterbury on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. where a prayer service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Interment will take place on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Calvary Cemetery in Rutland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Father Galligan Council, Knights of Columbus, Rev. Louis Logue Scholarship Fund C/O St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 109 South Main Street, Waterbury, 05676 or to the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund, 98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, VT. 05641

Claire M. KingsburySPRINGFIELD – Claire Marion Kingsbury, 82, of Springfield, died July 23, 2000, at Springfield Hospital following a long illness.She was born Oct. 20, 1917, in Groveton, N.H., daughter of Walter and Gertrude (Long) Bushey.

She attended schools in Groveton, and attended Baypath College Extension in Brattleboro.

She married Fay Kingsbury in Groveton on May 30, 1938. They moved to Springfield in 1940. For 11 years, she owned and operated the cafeteria at Jones & Lamson Machine Tool Co. She worked at Fogg’s Hardware for many years. For more than 50 years she made Vermont Popcorn Balls, shipping them all over the world. She was a longtime dialysis patient at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., and on several occasions she spoke to medical students about her treatments.

She enjoyed fishing, candlepin bowling and softball.

Survivors include her husband of Springfield; a son, Robert F. Kingsbury of Gardena, Calif.; a daughter, Marie A. Miller of Essex Junction; two grandchildren; a brother, Robert Bushey of Wallingford; a sister, Natalie Wray of Colorado, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, James Kingsbury; two brothers, Walter Bushey and Bernard Bushey, and two sisters, Pauline Wright and Beverly Hodgdon.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Shea, pastor, officiating. Burial will take place in Centennial Cemetery in Gilsum, N.H., at a later date.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

Contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Vermont, 366 River St., Springfield, 05156.

Mary RotkoMary Rotko, 89, of Rutland died July 23, 2000, at the Genesis Elder Care Facility after a brief illness.She was born Feb. 10, 1911, in Carnegie, Pa., daughter of Alexander and Sophia (Pitruscrak) Rotko.

Miss Rotko was a longtime resident of the New York City area, where she was employed as a registered nurse at Columbian Presbyterian Hospital. Following retirement, she moved to Shrewsbury and later moved to Rutland.

She has no known survivors. Her friends and caregivers were Jane Eddy and Janice Lacik.

Miss Rotko was predeceased by three brothers and a sister.

A private cremation service will be held today.

The Aldous Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor A. SingletonWHITEHALL, N.Y. – Eleanor Adelle Singleton, 85, died July 23, 2000, at the Apple Orchard Inn in Whitehall.Funeral arrangements are pending with the Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven, Vt.

A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of the Rutland Herald.

July 24
Baker Distributing president dies at 56David G. Baker, 56, of Rutland died July 24, 2000, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.He was born Oct. 28, 1943, in Springfield, Mass., son of Joseph and Eileen (Sullivan) Baker.

He was a 1961 graduate of Canterbury High School in New Milford, Conn., and a 1965 graduate of the University of Vermont.

He was president of Baker Distributing Corp. in Rutland.

Mr. Baker was a member of St. Bridget’s Church in West Rutland, the Rutland Country Club, Rutland Elks Lodge 345 and National Beer Wholesalers.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Keller) Baker; a son, David G. Baker Jr. of Williston; a daughter, Kimberly Baker Durfee of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; a brother, Joseph M. Baker of Rutland; two sisters, Frances Houser of East Longmeadow, Mass., and Martha Baker of Williamsburg, Mass.; five grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Bridget’s Church in West Rutland. The Rev. Raymond Giroux, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland.

Friends may call Wednesday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Open Door Mission, 31 Park St., Rutland, or Mount St. Joseph Academy Development Fund, 127 Convent Ave., Rutland.

Jennie H. BishopBENNINGTON – Jennie Hall Bishop, 44, of Bennington died July 24, 2000, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center after a brief illness.She was born in Bennington, July 19, 1956, daughter of Texas and Priscilla (Ennis) Hall.

She attended schools in Bennington and was a graduate of Mt. Anthony Union High School. She later attended Southern Vermont College.

She married Bruce Bishop on Feb. 7, 1991, in Bennington.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Bishop was employed as a counselor in Bennington.

Mrs. Bishop enjoyed gardening and photography, and was a volunteer at the local elementary schools.

Survivors include her husband of Bennington; two daughters, Torri Luce of Provincetown, Mass., and Ashley Bishop of Bennington; a son, Joshua Luce of South Londonderry; her mother of Bennington; three sisters, Kathleen Hall of Lyndon Center, Nancy LaBombard of Bennington and Patricia Olsen of Lanesborough, Mass.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:15 a.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. A private committal service will be held in Evergreen Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the Chrohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America through Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.

Claribel L. BromleyBRISTOL – Claribel Louina Bromley, 77, died July 24, 2000, at her home.She was born April 15, 1923, in Bristol, daughter of Thaddeus and Sadie (Lee) Lathrop.

She graduated from Bristol High School in 1940.

On Nov. 2, 1942, she married Lyle Bromley.

Mrs. Bromley’s hobbies included playing cards.

Survivors include seven children; Linda Poynter, Michael Bromley, and James Bromley of Bristol, Elaine Mayer of Altamonte Springs, Fla., Charles Bromley of Longwood, Fla., Lois Butterfield of Swanton, and Penny Lapine of Claremont, N.H.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl Lathrop of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Bromley was predeceased by her husband of Bristol, and a sister, Helena Peck.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Zelma A. HannanBENNINGTON – Zelma A. Hannan, 86, formerly of East Arlington, died July 24, 2000, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass., after a long illness.She was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Waterbury, Conn., daughter of Victor and Anna (Ozibin) Klibas.

She attended schools in Waterbury and Gardner, Mass., and graduated from Gardner High School in 1932. She later attended Albany Business College in Albany, N.Y.

She married John J. Hannan on March 22, 1942 in Biloxi, Miss.

In earlier years, Mrs. Hannan was employed at the Hale Furniture Co. and Mack Molding Co. in Arlington.

She was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 69 and a former trustee at the Martha Canfield Fisher Library in Arlington.

Mrs. Hannan was a pianist and played the background music in the showings at the movie theater during the era of silent movies in East Arlington.

Survivors include two sons; Robert J. Hannan of Bennington and John V. Hannan of East Arlington; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several cousins.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be held in White Chapel Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home. A vigil service will also be held Tuesday evening.

Contributions may be made to the Bennington Home Health Agency through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.

All members of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 69 are asked to meet at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Julia M. KallioPROCTOR – Julia Margaret (Cassidy) Kallio, 88, formerly of Proctor, died July 24, 2000, in Colorado Springs, Colo.She was born Jan. 3, 1912, in Rutland.

Mrs. Kallio was a lifelong member of the Catholic Daughters of America and a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star,

Survivors include her husband, Oiva P. Kallio, of Colorado Springs; a son, William P. Kallio, of Woodland Park; a daughter, Therese A. Parkerson of Woodland Park; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral Masses will be held Thursday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Colorado Springs and on Aug. 6 at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Proctor.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, South Street, Proctor, 05765.

Minnie C. PollicaBRATTLEBORO – Minnie C. Pollica, 77, died July 24, 2000, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.She was born Aug. 24, 1922, at home, daughter of Paul and Olga (Carlson) Ericson.

She attended Brattleboro schools and graduate from Brattleboro High School in 1941.

She married George E. Pollica at the House of Flowers on July 6, 1942.

She was a sales clerk for F.W. Woolworths in Brattleboro for several years.

Mrs. Pollica was a member of the Swedish Lutheran Church.

Her hobbies included summering on Holland Pond in Holland, knitting, crossword puzzles, birds and cooking.

Survivors include her husband of Brattleboro; a son, Christopher Pollica of Vernon; a sister, Edith Ives of Brattleboro; a granddaughter of Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Morningside Cemetery by the Rev. Peter K. Hanson, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church.

There are no calling hours.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate, 431 Pine St., Burlington, 05401 or to the American Heart Association, Vermont Chapter, P.O. Box 485, Williston, 05495.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home, 40 Terrace Street.

July 25
Michele A. BlountROCKLEDGE, Fla. – Michelle A. Blount, 36, of Rockledge and former resident of Bennington, Vt. died July 25, 2000, in Florida as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.She was born May 25, 1964, in Boston, daughter of Elmer C. and Joanne (Palmateer) Harrington.

She graduated from Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington and was currently attending Brevard Community College in Florida.

She married Richard Blount in August 1995.

Mrs. Blount was employed as a flight attendant for Spirit Airlines and as a clerk at the Home Depot in Rockledge.

She was a member of the ABATE motorcycle club, where she was past secretary of the local chapter. She was a volunteer for several ABATE projects.

Survivors include her husband of Rockledge; her parents of Bennington; her father, Raymond Gallant; two brothers, Raymond Harrington of Vermont and Kevin Harrington of Gansevoort, N.Y.; a half-brother, Mark Harrington of Berlin, N.Y.; two sisters, Renee Bessette of Eagle Bridge, N.Y., and Melissa Scheffer of Bennington; two half-sisters, Mary George of Richmond, Vt., and Dawn Benner of Otis, Mass.; a maternal grandmother, Catherine Palmateer of Petersburg, N.Y.; and paternal grandparents, Raymond and Geraldine Gallant of Colchester, Vt.

A prayer service will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., in Bennington. A Mass of Christian Death and Burial will follow at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, N.Y.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home. The vigil will be held at this time.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association Vermont Affiliate/Bennington County Division or the Patient Resource Fund at the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center through the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, 05201.

Howard F. ChandlerBENSON – Howard “Tony” Francis Chandler, 59, of Benson, formerly of Naugatuck, Conn., died July 25, 2000, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington after a long illness.He was born Oct. 25, 1940, son of Howard N. and Thelma (Goyette) Chandler.

Mr. Chandler graduated from Naugatuck High School in 1959.

He married Joanne M. Snow on May 14, 1983.

Mr. Chandler was a licensed master electrician, and owned and operated Chandler Electrical Co. until his retirement in 1990.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the Crippen Fellows Post 50, the American Legion of Castleton and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Prospect, Conn.

Survivors include his wife of Benson; four daughters, Kim Palangio, Barbara Daveluy, Diane Daveluy and Michele Miller of Connecticut; five sons, Mitchell Chandler, Christopher Chandler and Shawn Chandler of Connecticut, Rodney Benjamin and Howard Bougor of Middlebury; eight sisters, Millie Coursey of Weybridge, Ramona Troccola of Florida, Arlene Slater of North Carolina, Katie Fleck of Connecticut, Nardi Chandler of Connecticut, Mary Glidden of Brandon, Joyanne Reale of Connecticut and Patty Kelly of Benson; two brothers, Eldon Chandler of Michigan and Wesley Chandler of Benson; sixteen grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Chandler was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Wendell Chandler and Lee Chandler; and a grandson, Mitchell Chandler.

Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Durfee Funeral Home, 119 North Main St., Fair Haven.

The funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home by Jo-Anne Short, pastor of the United Church of Benson. Cremation will follow at the Pine View Crematorium in Queensbury, N.Y. Burial will be at a later date in the Fairview Cemetery in Benson.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Benson First Response, P.O. Box 199, Benson, 05731.

Leo DuvalHAWKESBURY, ONTARIO – Leo Duval, 70, of Hawkesbury died July 25, 2000.He was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Canada, son of Emile and Amanda (Cadieux) Duval.

Mr. Duval lived in North Clarendon, Vt., and worked at Howe Scale Co. for 18 years before moving back to Canada.

Survivors include his wife, Orea (Lajeunesse) Duval of Hawkesbury; a son, Ivan Duval of Mendon, Vt.; three grandchildren; six brothers, Albert Duval, Reginald Duval, Denis Duval, Romuald Duval, Yvan Duval and Eugene Duval; three sisters, Leonie Bourdon, Aline Durocher and Evelynn Sabourin; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Jean-Rene Duval.

A service will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Dominique Church in Hawkesbury. Burial will follow in St. Alphonse Cemetery in Hawkesbury.

Calling hours were Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and will also be held today starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Berthiaume Funeral Home Ltd., 416 McGill St., Hawkesbury.

Condolences by fax may be sent to (613) 632-1065 or by e-mail at berthiau@hawk.igs.net.

Carmen FalconeGRAFTON – Carmen Falcone, 65, of Grafton died July 25, 2000, at home after a long illness.He was born July 7, 1935, in New Haven, Conn., son of Anthony and Frances Falcone.

Mr. Falcone attended schools in Wallingford, Conn.

He worked for Craftsmen Inc. for several years.

Mr. Falcone was a member of the American Legion Post 36 in Ludlow.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony Falcone of Connecticut, and Dante Falcone of Florida; a daughter, Donna Chemelli of Connecticut; three grandchildren; two brothers, Dominic Falcone of Connecticut, and Anthony Falcone of New Jersey; and two sisters, Carmel Lucibello of Florida, and Peg DeAngelis of Texas.

Gladys M. HonARLINGTON – Gladys May Hon, 90, of Sunderland died July 25 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington.She was born April 5, 1910, in Sunderland, daughter of Jesse and Jennie (Wade) Bentley.

She attended schools in Sunderland and Arlington and graduated from Arlington Memorial High School.

She married Commodore Hon Sr. on July 14, 1932 in Sunderland.

Mrs. Hon was employed at Shea Manufacturing in North Bennington and the Keough Brothers in Arlington. She worked as a sander for the Hale Co., retiring in 1973.

She was a member of the VFW Harnad Fowler Post Auxillary of Manchester, the American Legion Post Auxillary and the Eagles Club of Manchester. She also was a member of the VFW National Home for children and youths.

Survivors include two sons, Commodore Hon Jr. of Arlington, and David Hon of Sunderland; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Gertrude Harrington, who died in 1990.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ira Allen Cemetery in Sunderland by the Rev. Norma Drosky.

Calling hours will be held Friday from noon until 2 p.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Arlington Chapel.

Contributions may be made to the Manchester Health Services through the Hanson-Walbridge Arlington Chapel, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, 05250.

Members of the VFW Auxillary are asked to meet at Hanson-Walbridge Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Arthur J. Moxley Jr.NORTH BENNINGTON – Arthur J. Moxley Jr., 86, of North Bennington died July 25, 2000, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.He was born Sept. 21, 1913, in Wallingford, son of Arthur J. Moxley Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Howe) Moxley.

He attended schools in North Bennington.

Mr. Moxley married Marion Bushee on Nov. 16, 1942 in Manchester.

He was employed for 42 years at the H.T. Cushman, and later at Green Mountain Furniture Co. until his retirement in 1978.

Mr. Moxley was a WWII Army veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of North Bennington; three daughters, Barbara Harris of Bradenton, Fla., Patricia Skinner of Wilburton, Okla., and Kathleen Moxley of Bennington; two sons, Jack Moxley Sr. and Frank Moxley of Bennington; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Unavitch of Hoosick Falls; and a brother, Morris Moxley of Santa Clara, Calif.

Mr. Moxley was predeceased by a great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Rudoph Moxley and George Moxley.

The funeral will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home and at 10 a. m. at St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery in North Bennington.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad or the Vermont Chapter of the American Cancer Society through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.

Eliud C. ParkerGRANVILLE, N.Y. – Eliud C. Parker, 86, died July 25, 2000, at the Glens Falls Hospital after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.He was born Oct. 21, 1913 in Granville, son of Nathanial W. and Marion (White) Parker.

He graduated from Granville High School in Granville and attended Union College in Schenectady.

Mr. Parker was co-founder and owner of Parkers’ Dairy Inc.

He was a member of the Granville United Methodist Church, where he served as lay-leader and trustee. He was a member of the Granville Lodge 55 Free and Accepted Masons, the Washington County Extension Service, Grange, Farm Bureau and other agricultural organizations.

Survivors include his wife Joryce of Granville; a son, Kevin Eliud Parker; two daughters, Judith P. Fiske and Kathleen P. Ellis of Granville; a sister, Rogene P. McGann of Hampton; a brother, Nathanial Parker of Arlington, Texas; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville. Burial will follow in the Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville.

Calling hours will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be sent to the Granville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 153, Granville, 12832.

Aaron VenookerPOWNAL – Aaron Venooker, 72, of Pownal, formerly of Bennington, died July 25, 2000, at Albany Medical Center in New York after a long illness.He was born Nov. 14, 1927, in Dorchester, Mass., son of Morris and Millie (Guss) Venooker.

He graduated from Grady Roxbury Memorial High School in Massachusetts.

He married Elizabeth D. Pickett in 1946.

Mr. Venooker had worked at various jobs throughout his life and had owned race horses in the 1950s. He also worked for Herb Lewis at the former Green Mountain Park.

Mr. Venooker enlisted in the Navy in 1944, and upon his honorable discharge in 1946 was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Medal and Asiatic Pacific Medal.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 90 of Pownal.

His hobbies included horse and dog racing.

Survivors include his companion, Laura Messina of Pownal; two sons, Alan Venooker of Ithaca, N.Y., and Jack Venooker of Stowe; a daughter, Nancy Clermont of Bennington; a brother, Israel Venooker of Revere, Mass.; a sister, Jeanette Swalnick of Revere; many grandchildren; a great-grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Venooker was predeceased by his wife, who died in 1987; a brother, Jack Venooker; and two sisters, Edith Serlin and Marion Engel.

A service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rabbi Howard A. Cohen of Bennington Congregation Beth El officiating. Interment will follow in the Bennington Hebrew Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, 05201.

Members of the American Legion Post 90 are asked to meet at the funeral home Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.

Lucille W. WebsterRANDOLPH – Lucille W. Webster, 84, died July 25, 2000, at Gifford Medical Center.She was born Aug. 9, 1915, in Rochester, daughter of Fred and Louella (Cole) Warner.

She attended schools in Randolph and graduated from Randolph High School. She graduated from Lyndon State College in Lyndonville in 1934.

She married Paul A. Webster in Randolph on Feb. 17, 1935.

Mrs. Webster worked on the family farm and was the bookkeeper for Webster Farm Machinery, which was owned and operated by Mrs. Webster and her husband.

She was a member of Bethany Congregational Church and past member of the West Randolph Grange.

Her hobbies included sewing and she loved animals.

Survivors include her husband of Randolph; a daughter, Phyllis W. Roberts of Randolph; three sons, Neil W. Webster of Grand Rapids, Mich., Philip A. Webster of Essex Junction and Duane Webster of Randolph; a brother, Keith Warner of Braintree; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph by the Rev. Kathy Eddy. Burial will follow at the South View Cemetery in Randolph.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Community Home Health Agency, 36 South Main St., Randolph, 05060.

July 26
Herman AdlerARLINGTON – Herman Adler, 84, died July 26, 2000, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.He was born Aug. 8, 1915, in Waterbury, Conn., son of Joseph and Ella (Bilk) Adler.

Mr. Adler was a graduate of City College in New York.

He owned and operated an insurance business, first on Long Island and later in the Albany area.

He was a World War II Army veteran serving in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Ardennes. He attained the rank of first lieutenant.

Mr. Adler was a hospice volunteer with the Bennington Area Hospice and a guide at the Bennington Museum.

He enjoyed target shooting and photography.

Survivors include a son, Peter Adler of Albany, N.Y.; two daughters, Jennifer Adler of New York City and Jodi Adler of Dallas, Texas; a granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service will be private. Burial will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, N.Y.

Contributions may be made to the Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home or Bennington Area Hospice in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington, 05201.

Helen M. DenardoPROCTOR – Helena M. Denardo, 84, of Proctor died July 26, 2000, at Mountain View Genesis Elder Care Center in Rutland.She was born Oct. 2, 1915, in Proctor, daughter of Rolland and Irene (Ladabouche) Burgess.

She was the owner and operator of Helena’s Beauty Mart in Proctor.

She was a member of St. Dominic’s Church in Proctor.

Survivors include her husband, Andrew Denardo of Proctor; a daughter, Janice Kapcheck of Arlington Heights, Ill.; two sisters, Dorothy May of Proctor and Marion Alexander of Rutland; a brother, Stanley Burgess of Detroit; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Denardo was predeceased by her first husband, James Casey; and four brothers, Harry Burgess, Ralph Burgess, Thornton Burgess and Bernard Burgess.

The funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic’s Church by the Msgr. Paul Bresnehan, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Dominic’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.

Contributions may be made to Mountain View Genesis Activities Fund, Haywood Avenue, Rutland, 05701.

Robert F. GreeneMIAMI, Fla. – Robert F. Greene, 52, of Big Pine Key, Fla., formerly of Bennington, Vt., died July 26, 2000, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.He was born June 13, 1948, in Proctor, son of Haven V. And Louise (Fisher) Greene.

Mr. Greene graduated from Proctor High School and the University of Vermont.

He worked as the vice president and financial consultant with Solomon Smith Barney in Bennington.

He retired to Florida in January of this year.

Mr. Greene was an active member of the Bennington community, participating in the chamber of commerce, the Bennington Car Show, the American Red Cross and Toys for Tots program.

Survivors include two sons, Heath R. Greene of Albany, N.Y., and Robert F. Greene II of Pownal, Vt.; and his companion and caregiver, Barbara A. Kapitan Thompson.

He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Richard Greene; and a sister, Virginia Greene.

The funeral service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Union Church of Proctor. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the ALS Foundation at the University of Vermont, in care of the Dana Medical Library, Burlington, Vt., 05401.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Aldous Funeral Home, 44 North Main St., in Rutland.

Lt. Col.Victor F. HarwoodSHAFTSBURY – Retired Army Lt. Col. Victor F. Harwood, 77, died July 26, 2000, at Southwestern Medical Center after a brief illness.He was born Sept. 8, 1922, in Shaftsbury, son of Rupert and Mabel S. (Montgomery) Harwood.

Harwood attended schools in Shaftsbury and graduated from North Bennington High School in 1940.

Mr. Harwood was a member of the Vermont National Guard. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He participated in most major offensive operations in the European Theater during World War II.

After the war, Harwood was affiliated with the Army Reserve while working at the Eagle Square Manufacturing Co. as a self-employed contractor.

In 1950, he was recalled to federal service for the Korean War.

He completed the Army Parachute and Ranger School, and was assigned as commanding officer of the 13th Airborne-Ranger Co. at Fort Benning, Ga. He was assigned to the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team in Kyushu, Japan.

He later was assigned as one of the earliest U.S. military advisers in Vietnam. He then was assigned to the Airborne Department at Fort Benning, where he became the director of the Army Jump School.

His last assignment was as executive officer, Headquarters U.S. Army Garrisons, Hesse in Giessen, German.

After military retirement in 1966, Harwood served as a lister and justice of the peace in Shaftsbury, and for several years as a Bennington County assistant judge.

Survivors include his wife, Martha C. (Bodak) Harwood; five children, Victor K. Harwood Jr., Alan R. Harwood, Mark Harwood, Donna M. and Gary M. Harwood; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth King; and a brother, Raymond Harwood.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. A private committal service will follow in the Village Cemetery in Shaftsbury.

Contributions may be made to a favorite charity through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, 05201.

All members of Company I are asked to meet at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday at 7 p.m.

Clifford J. HuestisBRIDPORT – Clifford Jon “Chuck” Huestis, 61, died July 26, 2000 at his home.He was born Feb. 2, 1939, in Bridport, son of Ervin and Madelina (Nadeau) Huestis.

He graduated from Middlebury High School in 1957.

Mr. Huestis married Rebecca Hutchins on Oct. 24, 1959, in Bridport.

He held a variety of positions in Bridport Town Government over 40 years. He served on the Planning Commission from 1985 to 1991 and held the position of town clerk from 1990 until his retirement.

In 1996, he received the Town Clerk of the Year Award from the Vermont Genealogical Society for his assistance in helping locate lost relatives.

He was an active member in the Bridport Fire Department and was assistant chief from 1974 to 1996. He was designated a life member by the Addison County Firefighters Association in 1997.

Mr. Huestis was one of the principal organizers and charter member of the Town Line First Response Squad in Bridport.

He was a member of the Bridport Congregational Church and the Bridport Historical Society. He was also a member of the Vermont National Guard.

Survivors include his wife; four children, Clifford E. Huestis and Christie Woods of Bridport, Robin Huestis of Bristol, and Heidi Huestis of Middlebury; two brothers, Kenneth Huestis of New Haven, and Keith Huestis of Manchester, Conn.; two sisters, Waneta Connors of Burlington, and Alyce Wood of Barre; nine grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a son, Vance E. Huestis; and a brother, Carl Huestis Jr.

The funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Bridport Congregational Church by the Rev. Tim Franklin, pastor. A graveside committal service and burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Shoreham.

Calling hours will be held Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., in Middlebury.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bridport Fire Department Fire Training Fund, P.O. Box 125, Bridport, 05734 or to the Addison County Hospice, P.O. Box 772, Middlebury, 05753.

Celia OrcuttWEST SALISBURY – Celia Orcutt, 97, a former resident of West Salisbury, died July 26, 2000, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.She was born July 20, 1903, in Mendon, the daughter of Israel and Katherine (Dwyer) Lafayette.

She married Charles E. Orcutt.

Mrs. Orcutt was a member of St. Anne’s Society of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and a former member of the Sodality of the Immaculate Conception at Christ the King Church.

Survivors include three sons, Bernard J. Orcutt of Chittenden, Robeert C. Orcutt of South Woodstock and Rodney E. Orcutt of Rutland; two daughters, Mona Davis of Petersburg, N.J. and Pamela Mraz of Middlebury; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband.

The funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Rutland. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Rutland.

There are no calling hours.

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

Charles H. PierceHARTLAND – Charles H. Pierce, 65, died July 26, 2000, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.He was born March 13, 1935, in Hartland, son of Leon and Henrietta (Coffrin) Pierce.

Mr. Pierce attended school in Hartland and graduated from Windsor High School in 1954.

He married Nada Crowell in Hartland Four Corners on June 22, 1957.

Mr. Pierce was employed at Sinclair Machine Products in Windsor and Claremont, N H. He also worked for Vermont Log Buildings in Hartland, the

Valley News in Lebanon, N.H., and Lebanon Screw Products before starting his own machine shop in Hartland, Pierce Enterprises.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Mr. Pierce founded and managed the Hartland Teen Club.

He was a member of the Sugarhouse Swingers Square Dance Club and the Hartland Fish & Game Club, and served as hunter safety instructor for many years. He was a member, and served as chairman of the board, at the Universalist Church in Hartland Four Corners.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

Survivors include his wife of Hartland Four Corners; a son, Timothy Pierce of Hartland Four Corners; three daughters, Charylene Hoage of Hartland Four Corners, Alain Donnelly of Woodstock, Ga., and Angela Terino of West Lebanon, N.H.; a brother, David Pierce of Windsor; a sister, Ruth Quimby of Claremont, N.H.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Universalist Church in Hartland Four Corners. Burial will follow in the Hartland Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home

Melvin C. SnideNORTH SPRINGFIELD – Melvin C. Snide, 58, died July 26, 2000, at his home after a long illness.He was born Jan. 24, 1942, in Proctorsville, son of Leon and Margaret (Bourey) Snide.

He attended schools in Chester.

Mr. Snide was a self-employed logger, and had worked for several logging firms in Springfield.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed working with horses.

Survivors include his mother, Margaret St. Sauveur of Claremont, N.H.; two daughters, Christine Wooden of Westhaven, Conn., and Wendy Ebelt of Springfield; four sons, Melvin (Jim) Snide of Westfield, Mass., Jeff Snide of Springfield, Wayne Snide of Blanford, Mass., and John Snide of Shelburne Falls, Mass.; two step-children, Cecile Snide of Weathersfield, and Scott Carpenter of Springfield; five brothers, Everett Snide of Greenfield, Mass., Burnham Snide and Barry Snide of North Springfield, and Carl Snide and William Snide of Springfield; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mr. Snide was predeceased by a son, Brian Snide in 1989; his father; and a sister, Beverly Wright.

A graveside service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville by the Rev. Richard Cederholm, pastor of the North Springfield Baptist Church.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, 05602.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Orville M. StewardPLYMOUTH – Orville M. Steward, 73, died unexpectedly July 26, 2000, at the Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock.He was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Louis, Mo., son of Leslie and Eva (Wilhelm) Steward.

He graduated from SUNY in Farmingdale, N.Y., and the New York Botanical Gardens School of Horticulture.

Mr. Steward married Ellen Laine on Oct. 27, 1945, in Manhattan.

He was associated with the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Oakdale, N.Y., and served as the head gardener of several country estates in New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

Mr. Steward was a lister and justice of the peace for the town of Plymouth.

He was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Steward was a former president of the International Lilac Society, and served as the Registrar of Genealogy for the Vermont Huguenot Society. He was a member and past officer of several horticultural organizations in New York and New England, and was a 45-year member and Past Master of the Equality Masonic Lodge in Bronx, N.Y.

He was active with the Plymouth Historical Society, the Plymouth Recycling Center and the Vermont GOP. He also was an active member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Springfield.

Survivors include his wife of Plymouth; two sons, Ellery C. Steward of Eureka, Mo. and Roger E. Steward of Randolph; and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Springfield by the Rev. Peter Carmichael, pastor. Burial will follow in the Plymouth Notch Cemetery in Plymouth.

Calling hours will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

William N. WardATTLEBORO, Mass. – William “Bud” Ward, 83, of Attleboro and formerly of Rutland, died July 26, 2000, after a brief illness.He was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Rutland, son of Oliver and Bess (Newell) Ward.

He attended the Rutland city schools and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.

Mr. Ward worked in the Circulation Dept. at the Rutland Daily Herald, was assistant executive director of the Rutland City Chamber of Commerce and in 1961 became president of the Attleboro Chamber of Commerce until his retirement.

He was instrumental in establishing Rutland’s first Civil Air Patrol. During the celebration of Rutland’s Bi-centennial, he was instrumental in securing the Chaffee house for an arts museum and was the creator and coordinator of Rutland’s Bi-centennial Village.

He served on the Rutland City Board of Aldermen and was former chairman of the Rutland City Public Safety Council. He was co-founder and director of the Attleboro Industrial Museum.

Mr. Ward was an avid philatelist and former member of the Rutland Philately Club.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sheila (Barrett) Ward; two sons, William Terry Ward of Acworth, N.H., and Drew Ward of Attleboro; two daughters, Gay Moreau of Attleboro and Linda Mattsson of Rutland, Vt.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara N. Ward of Burlington, Vt. and Beverlee Anazalone of Framingham; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Laurence D. Ward.

The memorial service will be held in Attleboro. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Joseph’s Food Cellar, 208 South Main St., Attleboro, 02703.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Foley-Hathaway Funeral Home in Attleboro.

July 27
Evelyn G. BaldwinMIDDLEBURY – Evelyn Gladys Baldwin died July 27, 2000, at the Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury.She was the daughter of William and Eva (Hier) Baldwin.

She was employed as a secretary for Middlebury College for 25 years.

Survivors include her sister, Helen Baldwin of Bristol; three nieces; two nephews; and several cousins.

She was predeceased by a brother and five sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury by the Rev. John McDermott, pastor.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Addison County Humane Society, 236 Boardman St., Middlebury, 05753 or to the Helen Porter Nursing Home Activities Dept., Porter Drive, Middlebury, 05753.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson Funeral Service

Carl T. CarlsonCarl Thorsten Carson, 95, of Rutland died July 27, 2000, at the Mountain View Center of Genesis Elder Care.He was born March 26, 1905, in Lowell, Mass., the son of Albert P. and Laura B. (Thompson) Carlson.

He graduated from Lowell High School and worked for two banks in Lowell while attending Northeastern University in Boston, until graduating in 1929. He graduated from the Army Finance School at Duke University.

He married Kathleen McFarland in St. Johnsbury in 1935.

Mr. Carlson worked for Lowell Power & Electric, Central Vermont and the Connecticut Valley Electric Co., in Claremont, N.H.

He was a sergeant in the Army Air Force and was discharged in 1945.

Mr. Carlson was a member of Grace Congregational Church.

Survivors include several cousins in Vermont and Massachusetts; and his caregiver, Joyce Sabourin, with whom he made his home in Brandon.

The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ Chapel by the Rev. Robert B. Curry, pastor. Burial will be in Lowell.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St., Rutland, 05701.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Tossing Funeral Home.

Harriet M. LewisTOWNSHEND -Harriet M. Lewis, 85, formerly of Townshend, died July 27, 2000, at the Wayland Nursing Home in Ashland, Mass.She was born Dec. 11, 1914, in Malone, N.Y., daughter of Joseph and Eunice Fayette Milljour.

She graduated from Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y.

She worked as a case supervisor for the Orange County, N.Y. Child Welfare Department until her retirement.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Grady of Ashland, Mass.; two sons, Robert Lewis of Binghamton, N.Y. and George Lewis of Marlborough, Mass.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Mrs. Lewis was predeceased by her husband, Arthur, in 1997.

The funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the White Funeral Home in Townshend.

Calling hours will be held Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 Kendall Square, Building 600, Cambridge, Mass., 02139.

Charles H. TrudeauBRISTOL – Charles Herman Trudeau, 76, died July 27, 2000, at his home.He was born Nov. 16, 1923, in Ferrisburg, son of Ernest and Eva (Mumblo) Trudeau.

Mr. Trudeau married Esther Hill on Jan. 1, 1949.

He worked for Bond Bakery as a route driver in Springfield, Mass., at a roller-bearing factory in Hartford, Conn. and at the Leo Kaplan Farms in Great Barrington, Mass. Most recently he had been employed at Monument Farms until his retirement in 1995.

Mr. Trudeau served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and received Award Medals for his service.

Survivors include his wife Esther of Bristol; three sons, Herman Trudeau, Morton Trudeau and Richard Trudeau; seven daughters, Tolitha Butler, Dorothy Denis, Pam Currier, Tina Delmolino, Betsy Bradley, Louise Bowdish, and Ella Lussier; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers, Reginald Trudeau, Edgar “Beaver” Trudeau, Clifford Trudeau, Calvin Trudeau; and a sister, Mildred Brown.

He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Trudeau; and a brother, Garfield Trudeau.

The funeral service is tentatively scheduled for Monday at the Weybridge Congregational Church. Burial will follow at the Weybridge Hill Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., Middlebury.

Contributions may be made to the Addison County Home Health, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, 05753 or to the Addison County Hospice, P.O. Box 772, Middlebury, 05753.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson Funeral Service.

July 28
Joyce F. GascoJoyce F. Gasco, 67, of Rutland died July 28, 2000, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.She was born Dec. 22, 1932, in Granville, N.Y., daughter of Louis and Ruth (Jones) Fredette.

She graduated from Rutland High School in 1950 and received her golden diploma this year.

She married James Gasco on June 1, 1957.

Mrs. Gasco was an avid bingo player and Red Sox fan. She enjoyed knitting, babysitting and traveling to Maine.

Survivors include her husband of Rutland; three daughters, Michele Gasco of Portland, Maine, Valerie Gasco (Lavin) of Springfield and Lauren Johnston of Tamarac, Fla.; a son, James L. Gasco of Proctor; a sister, Natalie Rosmus of Rutland; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a. m. at Christ the King Church. Burial will follow in the Cheney Hill Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Community Cancer Center, RRMC, 160 Allen St., Rutland, 05701 or to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Drive, P.O. Box 787, Rutland, 05702-0787.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Aldous Funeral Home

Elizabeth Halnon/LenahanElizabeth (Cameron) Lenahan, 86, died July 28, 2000, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland.She was born in Middlebury, daughter of Gilbert and Helena (Disjardon) Cameron.

She graduated from Middlebury High School.

Mrs. Lenahan was employed at the Framingham Union Hospital and Sealtest Corp. in Framingham, Mass.

She was a member of St. Stephen’s Church and served as Eucharistic minister.

Survivors include a son, John D. Halnon Jr, of Bellingham, Mass.; a daughter, Kathleen M. Lord of Belmont, N.H.; a brother, Gilbert P. Cameron of Brattleboro; 12 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, John D. Halnon, who died in 1978 and her second husband, William Francis Lenahan, of Framingham, who died in 1988; and a daughter, Marilyn A. Cross of Bomoseen.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St. (Corner of Union Ave.), Framingham. A Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 251 Concord St. (Route 126), Framingham.

A memorial service will be held at the Bishop Bradley Apartments’ Chapel at a later date.

Calling hours will be held at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 6 p.m. Burial follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Framingham.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Bishop Bradley Apartments’ Chapel Fund, 406 Court St., Laconia, N.H., 03246 or to the Marilyn A. Cross Nursing Scholarship Fund, in care of Castleton State College, Office of Institutional Advancement, Castleton State College, Castleton, 05735.

Nicholas W. MangieriNicholas W. Mangieri, 85, of Rutland died July 28, 2000, at his home.He was born June 2, 1915, in Jersey City, N.J., son of George and Angelina (Gargano) Mangieri.

He married Mafalda Abatiello on April 16, 1944 in St. Peter’s Church.

Mr. Mangieri was employed at Howe Richardson Scale Co. for 45 years, retiring in 1980.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

He was a member of the Italian American Club and Christ the King Church.

Mr. Mangieri enjoyed horse racing at Saratoga.

Survivors include his wife of Rutland; seven daughters, Diane Perry of Colchester, Nancy Deuel of Bomoseen, Cynthia Sprague of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Dale Gray and Jeannette Mangieri of Rutland, Mary Mangieri of Venice, Fla. and Shelly Motley of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Jeannette Russo of New Jersey and Madeline D’Esposito of Jersey City; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and an aunt, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Angelo Mangieri and John Mangieri.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Church in Rutland. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.

Contributions may be made to the Rutland Association for Retarded Citizens ARC, 128 Merchants Row, Rutland, 05701.

Lisle T. MarottiLisle Thornton Marotti, 84, of Rutland died July 28, 2000, at home after a long illness.She was born March 21, 1916, in West Rutland, daughter of Gladys P. Stone and James Henry Thorton.

She was co-owner with her husband of Johnnie’s Cleaners in Rutland. She served as secretary for the investment firm of Francis I. DuPont & Co. and was secretary at the Rutland Area Religious Education Office of the Burlington Diocese.

Mrs. Marotti taught ceramics out of her home.

She was active in the Girl Scouts and a member of Neighborhood Watch.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, John, of Rutland; a daughter, Sandra Elkin of New York City; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Cynthia Ohaus.

A memorial Mass will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Bridget’s Church in West Rutland. Burial will follow in St. Bridget’s Cemetery at a later date.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to St. Bridget’s Church Flower Fund, in care of Mary Lou Harvey, 28 Church St., West Rutland, 05777.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Clifford Funeral Home of Rutland.

Ellis MasseySPRINGFIELD – Ellis “Rusty” Massey, 70, died July 28, 2000, at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation after a long illness.He was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Granville, son of Wendell and Elizabeth (William) Massey.

Mr. Massey graduated from Chester High School in 1951.

He married Marjorie Bruce in South Wardsboro on June 30, 1961.

He worked as a machinist at Bryants for more than 32 years, retiring in 1984 because of health problems.

Mr. Massey was a member of Olive Branch Lodge #64 for more than 40 years. He was also a member of the Chester Congregational Church, an associate member of the South Wardsboro Congregational Church and a member of Gassetts Grange #327.

Survivors include his wife of Chester; a daughter, Sherry Cobb of South Wardsboro; a son, Glenn Massey of Jamaica; a granddaughter; two grandsons; a brother, Erwin (Red) Massey of Chester; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Harold Massey, who died in 1987.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the South Wardsboro Cemetery. We will be meeting at the Baptist Church at 10 a.m. for anyone needing directions to the cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the Chester Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 913, Chester, 05143.

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