Caledonian Record News St. Johnsbury Vermont
GOODRICH: Rodney Gene, 41, a long-time resident of Cabot, died unexpectedly in Tucson, Ariz.
He was the youngest of six boys, born to Walter and Sally Goodrich Dec. 11, 1959, in St. Johnsbury.
He was a 1977 graduate of Cabot High School, and was an honor student at Vermont Technical College.
Rodney spent his time between Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming. He worked the past 16 summers as an auditor for Jackson Lake Lodge in Wyoming. He was a certified national ski patrol member and worked with the Special Olympics. He was an avid outdoorsman who spent his life pursuing his love of travel, and his passion for bicycling, skiing and motorcycling.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Walter and Sally Goodrich; four brothers and their families, Winton, his wife Valerie, and children Hilary and Garrett; James, his wife Pamela, and children Emily, Matt and Tyler; Glenn, his wife Ruth, and children Michelle, Jean and Sarah; Myles, and his children Jennifer and Chris Goodrich; uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends scattered all over the world.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, March 5 at 2 p.m. at the Cabot United Church in Cabot.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rodney Gene Goodrich Memorial Graduation Fund at Cabot High School may be sent in care of James A. Goodrich, 5118 Mack Mountain Rd., West Danville, VT 05873.
DENIO: Mildred W. (Thurston), of Passumpsic, died early Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital at the age of 80.
She was born in Groton July 19, 1920, the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Annis) Thurston.
Her husband, Henry A. Denio, predeceased her April 28, 2000, after 57 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by her son, Stanley Denio, March 2, 1999.
She graduated from Groton High School in 1938 and from Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing in 1942. After the Denios had raised their family, Mrs. Denio became employed as a public health nurse with the state of Vermont and, for 20 years, as school nurse with the Concord school district. She retired in 1983. She was very fond of her friends, her community, and the Passumpsic Community Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son, Sylvanus “Sal” Denio and wife Betty of St. Johnsbury; her late son Stanley’s beloved companion, Christine Burrough and her children of Wall Township, N.J.; five grandchildren, Karen Hourigan and husband Eric of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Stephen Denio of Danville, Mark Denio of Laconia, N.H., Adam Denio of Laconia, N.H., and Joshua Denio of Canton, Maine; a great-granddaughter, Jordan Hourigan of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Porter Thurston and wife Lois of Gorham, Maine, and William Thurston and wife Doris of Cumberland Center, Maine; one sister, Frances O’Marrow and husband Francis of Bridgeville, Del.; a sister-in-law, Nellie Thurston, now of Lancaster, N.H.; nieces and nephews, and a particularly close nephew of her late husband Henry, Bruce Denio and wife Carolyn of Barnet.
She was also predeceased by two brothers, Sylvanus Thurston of Lunenburg, who died in 1975, and by Millard, who died as a small child.
The funeral will be held Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at the Passumpsic Community Baptist Church with Pastor John Somers officiating. Burial will be in May at the Passumpsic Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
The family requests memorial contributions be directed to the Passumpsic Community Baptist Church.
Arrangements are by Sayles Funeral Home of St. Johnsbury.
BRADY: Amelie Henrietta, 78, of Bethlehem, N.H., died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Littleton Regional Hospital, after a long illness.
She was born in Woodbury, Conn., Aug. 17, 1922, a daughter of Joseph and Anna (Garypie) Racenet. She attended nursing school and went on to enlist in the Navy, serving her country throughout World War II.
Amelie returned to the North Country following the war, married her husband, Donald B. Brady, and began to raise her family. She worked over the years in shoe manufacturing, at Littleton Stamp & Coin, and at the Saver’s Bank. She was an active volunteer at Littleton Hospital and the Littleton Area Senior Center.
She was a life member and active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Howard-Shawney VFW Post 816, and held many offices, including Auxiliary president.
Surviving family members include two sons, Lewis “Skip” Brady of Fancy Gap, Va., and Scott B. Brady of Littleton; two daughters, Gail B. Towle of Littleton, and Paula Brady of Holland, Vt.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Racenet of Danville, Vt.; a sister, Evelyn Seymore of Sutton, Vt.; and nieces and nephews. Her husband, Donald B. Brady, predeceased Amelie in 1988.
Calling hours will be held Monday, March 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., from the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 101 Union St., Littleton. Members of the Howard-Shawney Ladies Auxiliary will hold a service of farewell during calling hours at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held from the funeral home, Tuesday, March 6 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Thrall, pastor of All Saints Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment and committal will be in the spring, in the family plot at the Wheeler Hill Cemetery in Littleton.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Littleton Area Hospice, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH 03561, attention Martha Hill.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Pillsbury Funeral Homes.
MORRILL: Walter Blair, 86, of Barnet, died March 3, 2001, at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Johnsbury, following an extended illness.
He was born in Barnet, Nov. 5, 1914, the son of Charles and Edith (Blair) Morrill. A lifelong resident, he retired in 1979 after 35 years with New England Power, where he had been the chief operator of the Cummerford, McIndoes and Moore power stations.
He was a graduate of McIndoes Academy, where he was an All-State basketball player. He continued with his passion for basketball, playing for several years on town teams from Woodsville and St. Johnsbury, and playing in the first Lions Club tournament, which has been held annually in Woodsville since 1931. He initiated a youth basketball program that continues today.
Mr. Morrill was an avid golfer, and had been a member of the Bradford Golf Club for many years. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and skiing. Mr. Morrill had also been a chaperone with McLure’s Student Band for many years.
Mr. Morrill married Hesta C. Hedenquist April 4, 1936.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Hesta C. Morrill of Barnet; one son, Jon David Morrill and wife Jill of Albany, N.Y.; three granddaughters, Kristina Boel, Johanna Bartolomeo and husband Tony, and Dawna Morrill, all of Albany, N.Y.; and two great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Ryan Bartolomeo.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service is being planned for later in the spring. A notice will be published in this paper announcing the date and time.
The family requests that flowers be omitted, and memorial contributions may be made to either the West Barnet Senior Meal Site, in care of Mrs. Audrey Bogie, RR 1, Box 27, East Ryegate, VT 05042; or to the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, is in charge of arrangements.
DeFOSSE: William Joseph, 87, of Bishop Road, Lisbon, N.H., died Tuesday, March 5, 2001, at the Littleton Regional Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Shelburne, N.H., June 24, 1913, a son of Alphonse and Alice (Fourtin) DeFosse. He attended North Country schools. Later he went to work as a sawyer for Varney Saw Mill of Walker Hill Road, Lisbon, working for a number of years alongside its founder, Robert Varney.
Bill married Pearl, his wife of 37 years, in 1963. He was a member of the Littleton Eagles Club, had a love for his pets, and for performing various projects around his homestead.
Surviving family includes his wife Pearl (Lemon) DeFosse of Lisbon; two sons, Gene Fitchett of Landaff, N.H., and Chuck Varney of Littleton, N.H.; one daughter, Renee Cate of Bath, N.H.; two brothers, Florein DeFosse of Lisbon, N.H., and Thomas DeFosse of Rumford, Maine; a sister, Blanch Bergeron of Berlin, N.H.; five granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 8 at 11 a.m. from the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 77 South Main St., Lisbon, with the Rev. Lyn O. McIntosh, pastor of the Lisbon Shared Ministry officiating. Interment will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery of Lisbon in the spring.
The family suggests donations be made in his memory to the Lisbon Fast Squad, North Country Home Health Agency or the Littleton Area Hospice.
Funeral arrangements and care have been entrusted to Pillsbury Funeral Homes.
McNALL: Raymond W., 90, a lifelong resident of Fairfax, Vt., passed away Tuesday evening, March 6, 2001, at the Holiday House Nursing Home in St. Albans.
He was born at the family farm in Fairfax, Feb. 21, 1911, the son of the late Ralph and Maud (Wilkes) McNall. He graduated from Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax in 1930.
On June 6, 1934, Raymond married Vera I. Nicholls in East Fairfield. For 10 years, Mr. and Mrs. McNall farmed on Bartlett Hill in Cambridge. In 1944 they moved to the McNall homestead in Fairfax, and he became the third generation to operate the family farm, established by his grandparents, George and Lucinda McNall. In 1973, their son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Patricia, took over the operation.
Raymond had served Fairfax as a selectman, school director, justice of the peace and school bus driver. He was a member of the United Church of Fairfax, Fairfax Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens, active member of the Fairfax Historical Society, Franklin County 4-H Foundation, Farm Bureau, district supervisor of the Franklin County Soil Conservation, the former Fairfax Grange 525, charter member of Fairfax Country Fair and president of the Fairfax Plains Cemetery Association. Raymond enjoyed working the farm, attending to his vegetable and gladiolus gardens, and maple sugaring.
He is survived by four children and their spouses, Marjory and Albert Gherardi Jr. of South Burlington, Ralph and Patricia McNall of Fairfax, Susan and Earl Stanley of Franklin, and Marian and Merrill Cleveland of Lyndonville; one sister, Beatrice Bessette of St. Albans; 12 grandchildren, Carol Decker and husband Jim Trihy of Stowe, Vt., Diane and Paul Blais of South Burlington, Lucinda and Wright Preston of Richmond, Michael and Cheryl McNall of Tampa, Fla., Glenn and Karen McNall of Fairfax, James and Amy McNall of Colchester, David and Rebecca McNall of Fairfax, Wayne and Brenda Stanley of Franklin, Mark and Michelle Stanley of Enosburg Falls, Lois and Bob Thibault of Newfane, Tina and Jeff Thresher of Wheelock, and Jeffrey Cleveland of Lyndonville; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Nicholls of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Everett Nicholls and his wife Mary of Zellwood, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife, Vera (Nicholls) McNall, and a grandson, Ted McNall.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m. in the United Church of Fairfax, with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Fairfax, in care of Sally Sweet, treasurer, R.R. 2, East Fairfield, VT 05448, or the Fairfax Plains Cemetery Association, in care of Pat McNall, treasurer, 996 Main St., Fairfax, VT 05454.
Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
DUPONT: Emil A. Sr., 56, of Portland Street, Lancaster, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at Weeks Medical Center after a long illness.
Mr. Dupont was born on the family farm on Pond Hill in Lunenburg, Vt., the son of Gerard and Doris (Couture) Dupont Sr.
In his youth he worked in the woods with his father and his brother. Most of his life he has been employed as a mechanic. He worked for companies including Thompson Manufacturing, Washburn Lumber Co., Timberland Machines, White Mountain Mack, Currier Chevrolet, and Central Paving. From 1978 to 2000 he owned and operated Dupont’s Auto Clinic in Lancaster.
The love of his life was pulling ponies. He and his family were known throughout the pulling circuit as Dupont & Sons Pulling Ponies. Memberships include the New England Draft Horse Pulling Association and the Eastern Draft Horse Pulling Association. He also enjoyed NASCAR racing and westerns.
Family members include his wife of 38 years, Joyce L. (Reed) Dupont of Lancaster; two sons, Emil A. Dupont Jr. and wife Joyce of Lancaster, and Jeffrey A. Dupont and wife Paula of Whitefield; two daughters, Rosalee E. Gooden and husband Sam of Whitefield, and Emily B. Dupont and companion Mark Reilly of Waltham, Mass.; his mother, Doris Dupont of Whitefield; two brothers, Lucien Dupont and Gerard Dupont Jr., both of Lunenburg, Vt.; one sister, Rita Dupont of Lunenburg; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; an aunt, Bea Sigouin of Lunenburg; a special niece, Betty Ann Stapleton of Clermont, Fla.; and other nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Dupont.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening March 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 a.m. at All Saints Church in Lancaster. The Rev. John Mazzei, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Kilkenny View Cemetery, Jefferson.
CARR: Reymer H., 73, formerly of Swiftwater, N.H., died March 7, 2001 at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H., after a long illness. Reymer had been a patient at Brookside Nursing Home, Bradford, Vt., for the past three years.
He was born in Haverhill, N.H., June 4, 1927, a son of Harold and Dorothy (Wheeler) Carr. He had been the manager of the North Haverhill dump, had worked as a farm hand at area farms, and was also known as a handyman. He was a member of AARP and the former Ammonoosuc Grange 55 of Swiftwater.
Mr. Carr was predeceased by two brothers, Roger W. Carr on Oct. 2, 1991, and Foster H. Carr on Oct. 16, 1996.
He is survived by one sister, Arlene C. Weeks of Monroe, N.H.; a niece, a nephew, two grandnieces and three grandnephews.
There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, Birch Street, Woodsville, N.H. Burial will be in the Swiftwater Cemetery at a later date in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, is in charge of arrangements.
MAIN: Mary Dearborn, 86, of 31 State St., Groveton, N.H., died at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, March 7, 2001.
She was born in Woodsville, N.H., Oct. 19, 1914, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. S.K. Dearborn. She resided in Groveton since 1934.
Mrs. Main attended grammar school and high school in Woodsville, and four years at Keene State College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education.
She taught school in Lisbon, N.H., and during World War II she taught in Lisbon and Stratford, N.H.
She was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon sorority, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a charter member of the United Methodist Women, and a member of the Groveton Garden Club.
She and her husband, James Main, were married on top of Mount Washington, June 30, 1938.
Calling hours will be Friday, March 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Main-Armstrong Funeral Home in Groveton, N.H. Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Groveton, Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Alta Chase officiating.
Burial will be in the Stratford Center Cemetery in the spring.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
For further information, directions to the service, or to sign the online guest book, go to Legacy.com.
LLOYD: Timothy H., 38, of Partridge Lake Road, Littleton, passed away at the Littleton Regional Hospital March 7, 2001, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Nov. 25, 2000, in Littleton.
He was born in Littleton, the son of Herbert and Fay (Edson) Lloyd, and was a lifelong resident of this community. He attended local schools, graduating from the Littleton High School in 1981. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and the N.H. Army National Guard.
For the past 15 years he had been employed as a salesman and most recently store manager for A.D. Sanel Auto Parts in Littleton. He was an ardent outdoorsman and an avid hunter. He loved motorcycling, cars, snowmobiling, antiquing and home remodeling. He was a devoted family man and loyal friend.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Therese (Godbout) Lloyd; a son, Nathan Lloyd; a daughter, Nicole Lloyd, all of Littleton; his parents, Herb and Fay Lloyd of Bethlehem; two brothers, Gregory Lloyd of Watertown, N.Y., and Christopher Lloyd of Northfield, N.H.; a sister, Beth Ellen Couture of Jefferson, N.H.; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and several cousins.
Friends may call at the Ross Funeral Home, Littleton Chapel, Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, Main St., Littleton, and burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the Littleton Area Hospice, 600 St. Johnsbury Rd., Littleton, NH 03561; or to the North Country Emergency Fund, in care of Alan MacDonald, Littleton Lodge of Elks, Bethlehem Rd., Littleton, NH 03561.
For more information or to sign a guest book, please log on to www.rossfuneral.com.
KEYSER: F. Ray Sr., 102, retired justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, died Wednesday, March 7, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Rutland.
He was born Sept. 29, 1898, in Woodsville, N.H., the son of Winifred S. and Harriett (Bailey) Keyser. On July 2, 1921, he married Ellen Larkin of Chelsea, who died in 1976 after 55 years of marriage. Following the death of Ellen, he married Ruby Hackett of Tunbridge, Jan. 8, 1977. She died in June 1999 after 21 years of marriage.
After his graduation from high school in Woodsville in 1917, he was a student at Norwich University before serving in the Army in World War I. Upon his discharge from the Army he worked as a banker in Wells River, Chelsea and Lyndonville and later taught school at District 11 in Chelsea. He then became interested in the law, and began studying law part-time with former Governor Stanley C. Wilson. In 1929 he was admitted to the practice of law and began a distinguished lifelong career with the law that eventually resulted in his being appointed justice in the Vermont Supreme Court.
In the 1930s he was a law partner with Stanley C. Wilson, Deane Davis and J. Ward Carver in the Chelsea law firm. It has often been said that this represented the best collection of legal talent ever under one roof in Vermont, since it included two governors, one attorney general, and one Supreme Court Justice.
In October of 1956 at the age of 58 he was appointed to the Superior Court by Gov. Joseph Johnson. After eight years of distinguished service on the Superior bench, he was appointed to the Supreme Court in October of 1964. He retired from the Supreme bench in 1974, but his value to the judiciary was of such distinction that he continued to serve under special assignments from the Vermont judicial system until he was 88. The Vermont Bar Journal wrote that “no judge in our history has dedicated so many years to the service of Vermont’s justice system.”
Over the years, Judge Keyser held many town offices, serving as school director, selectman, moderator, auditor, tax collector, town counsel and member of the Prudential Committee of the Chelsea Fire District 1, American Legion Post 61 in Chelsea, and an 80-year member of the George Washington Lodge 51 F&AM. He was elected to serve two terms in 1937 and 1939 as Chelsea’s representative to the state legislature. Justice Keyser also served as Orange County State’s Attorney, secretary of civil and military affairs under Gov. Lee Emerson, chief enforcement officer for the Federal Office of Price Administration, and past president of the Vermont Bar Association.
He had been interested in sports over the years, particularly baseball. In the ཐs he served as catcher for the Chelsea Town Team, and following World War II he was often called on to umpire local games. He was also a lifelong ardent and loyal Red Sox fan.
He was dedicated to his family, whom he loved, his country, which he served in war, his town, which he supported with his leadership and his state, with his complete dedicat by his son, former Gov. F. Ray Keyser Jr., and daughter-in-law Joan F. Keyser of Proctor, and three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; his daughter, Natalie Keyser Niles, and son-in-law David A Niles of Concord, Mass., and three grandchildren; his sister, Doris Kaiser of Wells River, and several nieces and nephews; his step-daughter, Elaine R. Cilley of Tunbridge, and four step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wives; a brother, Roland Kezer; a sister, Blanche Chandler; and a son-in-law, David P. Cilley.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home, Main Street, Chelsea. A funeral sy, March 11 at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Chelsea with the Rev. Brenda L. Howe and the Rev. David L. Wolfe officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “F. Ray and Ellen L. Keyser Trust Fund for the Chelsea Commons,” in care of Diane Mattoon, P.O. Box 266, Chelsea, VT 05038; or to the United Church of Chelsea, P.O. Box 98, Chelsea, VT 05038.
SPEAR: James E., 73, of 2497 Snake Rd. in West Newbury, Vt., died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at his home.
He was born March 31, 1927, in Newbury, the son of Fred and Rita (Humphrey) Spear. He attended schools in Newbury.
Mr. Spear had been a maintenance supervisor for the state of New York at Erie Canal for more than 20 years, retiring in 1980. He also had been a truck driver, and had also done some farming before moving to New York. He also was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed his grandchildren very much.
He was first married to Louise McQuesten, who predeceased him in 1983.
On Dec. 28, 1984, in Ludlow, Vt., he was married to Jane Annis, who survives him.
He was a member of the American Legion Post of Cambridge, N.Y.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Spear of West Newbury; three sons, Fred Spear of Newbury; Ellsworth “Butch” Spear of Bradford, and Charles Spear of Cambridge, N.Y.; three daughters, Joanne Spear of St. Johnsbury, Dora Jean Spear-Hill of St. Johnsbury, and Darlene Spear-Skeels of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one brother, Phil Spear, and two sisters, Evelyn Lucas and Kate Emerson.
At Mr. Spear’s request there are to be no services.
The Hale Funeral Home of Bradford is in charge of arrangements.
COREY: Erwin “Butch” F. Jr., 54, of 25 Spring St. in Northfield, N.H., died suddenly at his home, Sunday, March 11, 2001.
He was born in Littleton, N.H., June 4, 1946, the son of Erwin F. Corey Sr. and Gwendolyn (Riley) Corey. Butch schooled in Littleton and was a graduate of Littleton High School, class of 1965. He lived in Littleton until moving to the Tilton-Northfield area 32 years ago.
He was employed as a truck driver for most of his life. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Mary of the Assumption Council 11868. Butch was a communicant and active member of St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Tilton and served with the church council, later acting as council president. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was predeceased by a brother, Albert “Mike” Corey, who died Sept. 3, 2000.
His family includes his wife of 34 years, Sharon E. (Tilton) Corey of Northfield; a daughter, Shari B. Hunt of Northfield; a son, Todd M. Corey of Tilton; three grandchildren, Austin Hunt of Northfield, Gregory Hunt of Northfield, and Bryce Corey of Tilton; his mother, Gwendolyn (Riley) Corey of Littleton; a brother, Timothy Corey of Littleton; seven sisters, Carol Bushway of Bethlehem, Sharon Bennett of Littleton, Brenda Sargent of Vermont, Peggy Plante of Bethlehem, Becky Bigelow of Vermont, Joanne Forde of Pembroke, and Justine Corey of Littleton; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Corey of Danville, Vt.; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Tilton. Celebrant will be the Rev. Richard H. Giroux, pastor. Burial will be in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is in charge of arrangements.
RICH: Leo N., 74, of 6 Central Ave., Groveton, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a brief illness.
Born in Whitefield, N.H., Jan. 19, 1927, the son of Nelson and Adrienne (Gonthier) Rich, he lived most of his life in Groveton. He was a graduate of Groveton High School, Class of 1945. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Church, the American Legion Post 17, Groveton, and was a past member of the Groveton Trailblazers. He loved golfing with his friends. Before retiring in 1989, he work for 28 years for James River Corp. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII.
Mr. Rich is survived by one son, David Rich of Gorham, N.H.; two daughters, Mary Fran Rich of Lancaster, and Melissa Couture of Pembroke, N.H.; four grandchildren; one brother, John Rich of Groveton; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Frances Rich, Sept. 16, 2000.
There will be no calling hours. A grave side service will be in the spring at the Northumberland Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Leo’s name to the Groveton Ambulance Corp., in care of E.R. Mason, 1 Arlington Ave., Groveton NH 03582.
Arrangements are entrusted to Main-Armstrong Funeral Home, 59 State St., Groveton. For more information, directions to the service or to sign the online guest book, go to www.Legacy.com.
WILLIAMS: Laurence A., 85, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, died at home on March 8, 2001, from complications of emphysema.
He was born in East Orange, N.J., the son of Conrad and Anna Williams.
After teaching in Thetford, Vt., he moved to northeastern Ohio in 1953 to teach at Shaker Heights schools, while maintaining lifelong ties to the Thetford and St. Johnsbury communities.
Larry had a full life. He worked as a musician, preacher, teacher, school administrator, carpenter, house painter, counselor, regional sales manager for Scholastic Publishing and writer. He was well educated, fascinated by words and good literature, and a lover of people.
He is survived by six children, Heather Winkler and husband Steve of St. Johnsbury, Kirstin Quick of South Strafford, Vt., Suzanne Williams and husband Robert Brown of Rehoboth, Mass., Arthur Williams and wife Denese of Ohio, Jeffrey Williams of North Carolina, and Sandra Williams of North Carolina; and eight grandchildren. Larry’s longtime companion, Carol Gandol, predeceased him in November 2000.
The family will receive guests at his home in Chagrin Falls from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 16.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the First Congregational Church of Thetford Hill, Vt., Saturday, March 31 at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be sent to the South Congregational Church, 1052 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
SMITH: Ardelle Beatrice, 83, of Walden, died Sunday evening, March 11, 2001, at the Copley Hospital in Morrisville.
She was born July 20, 1917, in East Fairfield. The daughter of Arthur B. and Luna (Wright) Marcher. She attended Fairfield public schools. On Oct. 20, 1937, she married Leslie Vernon Smith in Lincoln.
On May 1, 1950, she and her family moved to Walden and lived in the tenement over the railroad station for about three years. Together with her husband they built their present home from materials salvaged from that torn-down railroad station. They moved in on Dec. 7, 1953.
Ardelle was a very good cook. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends who would stop by her home, traveling to Colorado and Missouri to visit with her children and grandchildren, reading, and she was an avid Red Sox fan.
Survivors include eight children, Robert of Hardwick, Martha Alexander of Waterville, Ralph of Cortez, Colo., Linda Maberry of Eldorado Springs, Mo., Vaughn of East Ryegate, Douglas of Timmonsville, S.C., Gary of Cabot, and Kevin of Whitefield, N.H.; 28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Avis Joyal of Enosburg Falls and Mary Smith of East Hardwick; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband in 1990; and a son, Harold, in 1955.
A memorial service will be scheduled in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Caledonia Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 383, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm St., Hardwick.
COACHE: Emily E., 83, of Burlington, died at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, Wednesday, March 14, 2001, following several months of failing health.
She was born in St. Johnsbury, May 13, 1917, the daughter of Arthur A. and Serena L. (Webber) Wilkins. She was a graduate of Fitchburg, Mass. High School.
On Dec. 19, 1942, she married Adrian E. Coache at Fort Devens. Following the end of World War II, the couple moved to Vermont. Emily was then employed as a bookkeeper at Vermont Hardware. In later years she was a familiar figure at Plouffes Pharmacy in the North End Shopping Center.
Emily was a faithful and dearly loved member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Colchester. She was the Altar Guild directress and was always available to help the church and its members in any capacity. She was a very devout Christian.
Emily at one time had been a member of the Heineberg Club, where she often catered wedding breakfasts with her family. She was well-known for her beautifully decorated wedding cakes. Emily enjoyed her extensive collection of elephants and was a skilled seamstress and knitter.
She is survived by her devoted family; her three children and their spouses, Joanne C. and Kenneth Wiles of South Hero, Robert A. and Linda Coache of Crestview, Fla., and Carol Hood-Cross and Timothy of Colchester; her grandchildren, Krista L. Wiles of Burlington, Kimberly L. Siple and husband Chris of Richmond, Kellie L. Griffiths and Sean of South Hero, Robert R. Coache and Lisa of Webster, Mass., Renee M. McMahon of Winooski, and Jennifer L. Hood of Essex Junction; 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Harold H. Wilkins and wife Ruth of Lyndonville; her sisters, Dorothy E. Bush of Wolcott, N.Y., Grace A. Wakeham of St. Johnsbury, Evangeline S. Ouellette and husband Fernand of St. Johnsbury; and nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
She was predeceased by her husband, Adrian E. Coache, on May 23, 1987, and nine brothers and sisters.
A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. in St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Prim Road, Colchester. Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the St. Andrews Altar Guild, P.O. Box 78, Colchester, VT 05446.
Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, is in charge of arrangements.
CORRETTE: Jane M., 59, of St. Johnsbury, passed away at her home Wednesday, March 14, 2001, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Bangor, Maine, Dec. 16, 1941, the daughter of James and Ruby (Partridge) LaFountain. She married Bruce A. Corrette in Orrington, Maine, and together they raised four children, Jeffrey, James, Billie Lynn and Jacqueline.
Mrs. Corrette was a member of the St. Johnsbury Women’s Club, Breast Cancer Support Group and the Market Swingers. She also served as a docent for the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. Mrs. Corrette worked for her husband at Bruce A. Corrette & Assoc. as well as for Edward D. Jones & Co. in St. Johnsbury.
She is survived by her loving husband Bruce, and her children, Jeffrey and wife Shelley of Port St. Lucie, Fla., James of East Concord, Billie Lynn of Berlin, Vt., and Jacki Reardon and husband Paul of Essex Junction; three grandchildren, Schuylar and Caleb Fairris of Berlin, Vt., and Elysia Corrette of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a stepmother, Arlene LaFountain of Blue Hill, Maine; a stepsister, Sharon Brown of Bangor, Maine; an aunt, Phyllis Partridge of Carmel, Maine; three uncles, John (Jack) LaFountain of Orono, Maine, Cyril LaFountain of Sanford, Maine, and Francis LaFountain of Westford, Mass., along with many other aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many loving friends.
Mrs. Corrette touched many lives in her 59 years on this earth.
She was predeceased by her parents, James and Ruby LaFountain; parents-in-law, Madeline and George Corrette; sister and brother-in-law Janice and James Darling, and an uncle, Rodney Partridge.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church in St. Johnsbury, Saturday at 11 a.m., with Father Joseph Lively, celebrant. Friends are invited to meet the family at Sayles Funeral Home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of cards and flowers, contributions may be sent to the Memorial Bell Tower Fund, 1 Notre Dame Place, Suite 2, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, or a charity of your choice.
Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury, is in charge of arrangements.
SOWERSBY: Alan C., 63, of Lebanon, N.H., died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon following a sudden illness.
He was born April 10, 1937 in Sandtoft, South Yorkshire, England. He relocated to the United States in 1969 and has lived in Lebanon for the past 12 years. On Oct. 7, 1972, he married Susan Rising, and in 1974, their son, David, was born.
Mr. Sowersby took pride in being a professional engineer. He was graduated from London College with three engineering degrees, electrical, mechanical and electronic. He was a world traveler, an avid metal detective, amateur astronomer, gardener and wood sculptor.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Rising; his son, David Sowersby of Lebanon; two sisters, Jean Hirst of Queensland, Australia, and Edith Barr of Southport, England; one brother, Jack Sowersby of Epworth, England; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service in celebration of Alan’s life will be held Tuesday, March 20 at 1 p.m., at the Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction, Vt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Valley Humane Society Shelter, 300 Old Rt. 10, Enfield, NH 03748.
FORD: Harold A., 87, of Burke, died Tuesday afternoon, March 13, 2001, at his home.
He was born in Rockaway, N.J., Nov. 16, 1913, the son of Robert and Mary (Martin) Ford. On Feb. 20, 1935, he married Marian (Losey) Ford. She predeceased him last July after 65 years of marriage.
After retiring from Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey in 1970, he and his wife moved to Burke and spent many years of retirement enjoying northern New England. He was an avid high school and college hockey fan, traveling to New Hampshire, Canada and Vermont to see games.
He is survived by his son, Barry Ford and his wife Sara of Sheffield; a grandson, Chad Ford and his wife Melissa of Edwards, Colo.; a granddaughter, Bethany Cota and her husband Jeff of Orleans; and a great-granddaughter, Corrina Cota of Orleans.
There will be no services at this time.
Arrangements are by Guibord Funeral Home, located on the corner of Main and Center streets, Lyndonville.
MEANEY: Dick E., 57, of Congress Street, Bethlehem, N.H., died suddenly at home, Monday, March 12, 2001.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m. at the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 101 Union St., Littleton, N.H. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service, from 2 to 3 p.m.
The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Dick’s memory be made to the charity of one’s choice.
SPENCER: Helen Marie Prue, age 76, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center.
The daughter of Eugene Joseph and Flora (Guyer) Prue, she was born Sept. 22, 1924, in St. Johnsbury. She worked for several years as a nurse’s aide at the Northfield Hospital.
Helen is survived by two daughters, Nancy Bartlett of Concord, and Sandra Pearson of Lyndonville; four grandchildren, David Bartlett of Concord, Christopher Kittredge of St. Johnsbury, Brian Kitteredge of St. Johnsbury, and Sonya Pearson of Lyndonville; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m. at Sayles Funeral Home, with the Rev. Melvin A. Richardson officiating. Interment will be in the spring at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1248 Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Arrangements are by Sayles Funeral Home, located at 525 Summer St. in St. Johnsbury.
WHIPPLE: Catherine Elizabeth, 93, of Route 117, Sugar Hill, N.H., passed away in Hampton, N.H., Wednesday, March 14, 2001, following a prolonged struggle with old age.
She was born in Salem, Mass., the daughter of George and Lucy (Higgins) Humes. During the great fire in Salem, she and her family moved to Beverly, Mass. She attended school in Beverly, and went on to graduate with a teaching degree from the Salem Normal School. She taught elementary grades for several years in the Everett and Boston, Mass., school systems.
She and her husband Ralph owned and operated the LedgeLand Inn and Cottages in Sugar Hill for more than 50 years. She was predeceased by her husband in 1976, but she continued to operate the inn until recently, when her son Brad took over the operation. For many years she was an active member of the Sugar Hill Willing Workers.
She was also predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Johnston, in 1990.
She is survived by a son, Bradford Whipple of Sugar Hill; grandchildren Barbara Whipple, Steven Johnston, Maria Whipple, Carolyn Bell and George Whipple; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held April 7 at 10 a.m. at the Sugar Hill Community Church, with the Rev. Thomas Golden officiating. Burial will take place in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Sugar Hill.
Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the North Country Home Health Agency, 536 Cottage St., Littleton, NH 03561.
The Ross Funeral Home, Littleton Chapel, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Those wishing further information or to sign a register may log on to www.rossfuneral.com.
RODRIGUE: Rose Aimee, 80, of Alder Street, Island Pond, passed away at her home, Thursday, March 15, 2001.
She was born in Latuque, Quebec, Canada, Feb. 5, 1921, the daughter of Eugene and Florida (Rouillard) Gingras.
Rose married Rosaire Rodrigue in 1941. They moved to Vermont in 1948. She enjoyed working on the family farm with Rosaire for over 15 years, until his death in 1965. Rose also enjoyed braiding rugs and doing puzzles. She liked to grow raspberries and make jams, jellies and pies with them. Rose especially enjoyed Christmas with her family.
She is survived by her children, Monique Bailey and her friend Robert Army of Lyndonville, and Raymond Rodrigue and his wife Gloria of Coventry; her brother, Armand Gingras and his wife Paulette of Quebec City, Quebec; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three brothers, one sister, and her special friend, Leo Lussier.
Friends may call at the St. James Parish Hall in Island Pond, Monday, March 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 20, at St. James Catholic Church in Island Pond at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Mattison officiating. Spring interment will take place at the Lakeside Cemetery in Island Pond.
Should friends desire, contributions in Rose’s memory may be made to St. James Catholic Church, Middle Street, Island Pond, VT 05846.
Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.
ELLIOTT: Catherine Elizabeth, 87, of Whitefield, N.H., died Saturday morning, March 17, 2001, at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, N.H., after a sudden illness.
Mrs. Elliott was born in Livermore Falls, N.H., Feb. 20, 1914, the daughter of James and Emma (Fautz) Cote.
She was a graduate of Hesser Business College and was employed as convention secretary at the Mountain View Hotel in Whitefield for 40 years. For many years she played the piano and performed at theaters during the days of silent movies. She also enjoyed traveling.
She was a communicant of St. Matthew’s Church, Whitefield, and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
Family members include her son, Robert Elliott of Lancaster; a daughter, Phyllis Fearon of Hebron, Conn.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer F. Elliott, March 20, 2000; and a brother, James Cote Jr.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Church in Whitefield. The Rev. George Majka, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in St. Matthew’s Cemetery, Whitefield.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to the Whitefield Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 296, Whitefield, NH 03598.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster.
MACKAY: Helen L., 83, of the Pines Rehabilitation and Health Center, died Friday, March 16, 2001, in Lyndonville.
She was born in Bath, N.H., Jan. 25, 1918, the daughter of George and Estella (Wright) Mitten.
Survivors include two daughters, Melody Nunn of St. Johnsbury and Cheryl Moore of Campton, N.H.; a brother, George Mitten of Dalton, N.H.; and several grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Portis MacKay, and son, Wayne Singleton.
Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours; contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., is in charge of arrangements.
SWEENEY: Celia Caroline, 78, of East Barnet, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury.
She was born Jan. 3, 1923 in Vergennes, the daughter of the late Sherman and Myrtie Yattaw.
She is survived by a daughter, Louise Curri of Huntington, Conn.; a brother, Sherman Yattaw Sr. and his wife Shirley of East Barnet; a granddaughter, Carella Brooks of Lewiston, Maine; three great-grandchildren, Anthony Novak, Richard McCormack and Chris McCormack; nieces and nephews, Kenneth Yattaw of Connecticut, Cheryl Antaya of Rhode Island, Kevin Yattaw of Arkansas, Timothy Yattaw of South Carolina, Wendy Briggs of Rhode Island, Paul Yattaw of Rhode Island, April Nelson of Rhode Island, Jon Recar of Milton, Vt., Barbara Villemaire of Connecticut, Mary Whitten of Essex, Vt., Richard Recor of Connecticut, and Susan Peirce of Vermont; and a friend, Robert Morey of Connecticut.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Lou Novak; a grandson, Anthony Novak; and a nephew, Sherman Yattaw Jr.
There will be no services at this time. Interment will be in East Barnet.
Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the Santa Fund, in care of St. Johnsbury Fire Department, 1187 Main St., Suite 3, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Woods-Trefren & Pearsons Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Lyndonville, is in charge of arrangements.
MILLARD: Emily Elizabeth “Betty,” 87, of Pine Hill Road, Monroe, N.H., died Monday, March 19, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born in Ithaca, N.Y., Aug. 2, 1913, the daughter of Charles and Emily (Houle) Taylor.
She had been employed in the personnel department of the U.S. Army during World War II. A silversmith, Mrs. Millard had worked for the House of China in Ithaca, and Ardman’s in Geneva, N.Y. She had also worked for Lennox Associates in Monroe, an educational consultant business.
She attended the North Monroe United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Millard was predeceased by her husband, Walter L. Millard, on Sept. 10, 1979.
Survivors include her dear friend Gloria Welch of Monroe and son Michael Welch of Manchester, N.H.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service.
Mrs. Millard wished that no flowers be sent and memorial contributions be made to North Country Home Health Agency, Inc., 536 Cottage St., Littleton, NH 03561.
Ricker Funeral Home, Birch Street, Woodsville, is in charge of arrangements.
COCHRAN: Harlan J., 80, of Adams Drive in St. Johnsbury, died at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Tuesday, March 20, 2001.
He was born in Hardwick July 1, 1920, one of nine children born to Orlin and Ella (Armstrong) Cochran. He married Josephine “Jo” Pearson Dezan; she predeceased him March 22, 1988.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater; he was stationed in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and France. For 53 years, he was a member of the Hardwick American Legion Post 7. He was employed by Caledonia Sand and Gravel in Waterford as a gradall operator from 1950 until his retirement in 1985.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Marie Dezan of Kodak, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Theresa Batson of Lakeland, Fla., and Robert Dezan Jr. of Kodak, Tenn.; and two great-grandchildren, Buffie Marie Batson and Trevor Jeans; brothers and sisters Olive Watt of Barre, Wayne and Marge Cochran of Marshfield, Irene and Verne Cross of Colchester, Milton and Betty Cochran of West Danville, Melvin and Alberta Cochran of Eden and Fort Myers, Fla., Carlton and Virginia Cochran of Morrisville and Skagway, Alaska; sisters-in-law Francese Cochran of South Walden, and Pauline Cochran of Concord, N.H.; an aunt, Edith Perkins of St. Johnsbury; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Merlin Cochran of Concord, N.H., and Wilfred Cochran of South Walden.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 23, at 11 a.m., at the Sayles Funeral Home. Burial will be in May at the South Walden Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury.
BERGIN: Lisa May, 37, of Whitefield, N.H., died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at the Littleton Regional Hospital after succumbing to a long battle with kidney problems.
She was born in Lancaster, N.H., Aug. 30, 1963, the daughter of Andrew Carl and Claudette R. (Rooney) Bergin. She grew up and attended schools in Whitefield. She was last employed at Hitchiner Manufacturing of Littleton. She was well-known by family and friends for the adventurous shopping habits she developed and refined during her life.
Surviving family members include her father, Andrew C. Bergin of Guildhall; her mother, Claudette (Rooney) Bergin of Whitefield; one brother, Glenn Bergin of Lisbon, N.H.; one sister, Annette King of Lancaster, N.H.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 23, at 1 p.m., at the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 101 Union St., Littleton, N.H., with the Rev. Mark Heinrichs of the Littleton Regional Hospital Pastoral Care officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery later this spring.
donations be made in Lisa’s memory to the Whitefield Dialysis Center, Main Street, Whitefield, NH 03598.
Funeral arrangements and care have been entrusted to the Pillsbury Funeral Homes.
BLAIR: Theresa M., 43, of Henderson, Nev., passed away Monday, March 5, 2001, at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nev.
She was born Dec. 2, 1957, in Newport, R.I. After living in Virginia and the West Indies, her family settled in West Lebanon, N.H. Theresa’s father, the late Arthur Greene, was retired from the Navy.
She married Richard Blair Jr. of Barnet, Vt., in 1978, and they made their home in the Upper Valley for over 20 years. Theresa was employed by Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., for 14 years.
In 1998, Theresa relocated with her family to Henderson, and at the time of her death was employed at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Theresa fought a hard battle with breast cancer for five years. Many have saluted her not only for her courage but also for the wonderful personality she had. She touched many lives with her kindness and was loved and respected by family, friends, and co-workers. She had a heart filled with love, a great smile and laugh that we will all miss dearly.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Richard, and her son Eric, 22, both of Henderson, Nev.; her mother, Phyllis Labine, and stepfather Edward Labine Sr., both of Wagner, S.C.; a sister, Kathy Jarvis of Wagner, S.C.; three brothers, John Greene of Allendale, S.C., Mark Labine of Kent, Wash., and Edward Labine Jr. of Hartford, Vt.
A memorial service will be held in Rollins Chapel at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., Monday, April 2 at 12 noon. A small graveside service will be held June 4 in the Peacham, Vt. cemetery.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was very supportive to Theresa and her family both financially and emotionally during the time of her illness. The family suggests donations may be sent to this organization at the following address: 4850 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 27, Las Vegas, NV 89103.
SCOTT: Keene A. “Scotty,” 68, of Route 3, Groveton, N.H., died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, N.H., after a brief illness.
Born Jan. 26, 1933, in West Stewartstown, the son of Earl and Esther (Covell) Scott, he was a resident of Groveton most of his life. He worked for James River Corp. for 33 years, and then owned Scott’s Construction.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 27, at the Main-Armstrong Funeral Home, 59 State St., Groveton, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Alta Chase officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in Scotty’s name to the Groveton Ambulance Corp., in care of E.R. Mason, 1 Arlington Ave., Groveton, NH 03582.
For more information, directions or to sign the online guest book go to Legacy.com.
TENNEY: Warren H. Jr., 71, of St. Johnsbury, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction.
He was born in Randolph, Nov. 18, 1929, the son of Warren H. and Emma (Fee) Tenney Sr. Mr. Tenney served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and received the Bronze Star medal for meritorious achievement in ground operations against the enemy.
Warren worked for over 30 years for A.D. Sanel Auto Parts as manager and behind the counter. He was a former member of the St. Johnsbury Kiwanis, Masons (Essex) and the American Legion.
On Oct. 13, 1951, he married Beverly (Tabor) Tenney, who survives him in St. Johnsbury. Other survivors include four children, Colleen and husband Malcolm Lowe of Brookline, Mass.; Mitchell and wife Linda (Wood) Tenney of Concord, N.H.; Scott Tenney and best friend Tina Tuller of St. Johnsbury, and David Tenney and friend Ann Champney of St. Johnsbury; a brother, Arthur and wife Edith Tenney of Ocala, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jason Tenney of St. Johnsbury, Brenden Lowe of Brookline, Mass., Emily Tenney of Concord, Vt., and Brian Tenney of Lyndonville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Warren Tenney Sr., in 1948, and mother, Emma Tenney, in 1986.
A memorial service will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church, Friday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. John Marshall officiating. Spring burial will be at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph.
Friends are invited to meet the family Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sayles Funeral Home.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association of Vermont, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, VT 05403.
Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury, is in charge of arrangements.
HICKEY: Joanne M., 58, of West Barnet, died Sunday at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury.
She was born in Boston, Mass., June 26, 1942, the daughter of Marie E. (Ryan) and Joseph M. Hickey Sr.
She received an associate’s degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., in 1963; a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Northeastern University in Boston in 1972; a master of education in elementary education from Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Mass., in 1976, and in 1985 she attained the CAGS school administration/curriculum from Northeastern University. Ms. Hickey entered the Sisters of the Divine Providence and taught elementary education at parochial schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut for 10 years. She also was an elementary teacher at the Maquan School in Hanson, Mass., from 1972-1983; she became the elementary principal for K-8 Barnet Schools, Barnet, Vt., from 1983-1988; Weybridge elementary school principal, Weybridge, Vt., from 1988-1993. In 1993 she traveled to Kinshasa, Zaire, and was an elementary teacher for the American School of Kinshasa for two years. In 1995 she traveled to Khartoum, Sudan, to become a teacher and assistant director of Khartoum American School. For the next three years she was the secondary principal for grades 6-12 at Lincoln International School of Uganda. She returned to West Barnet in the summer of 2000 and worked as the early education specialist for the Caledonia North Supervisory Union.
She was a member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Danville.
Joanne was predeceased by her father, Joseph Hickey Sr., Jan. 20, 1979; her mother, Marie Hickey, Sept. 4, 1981, and one brother, Joseph M. Hickey Jr., Oct. 4, 1983.
She is survived by three sisters, Judith Byford of Halifax, Mass.; Jean White of Dracut, Mass., and Janet Broderick of Pembroke, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, March 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home, West Barnet, Vt.
A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, March 29 at 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Barnet at West Barnet.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Barnet School Library, 163 Kid Row, Barnet, VT 05821; or the Lyndon Town School Library, Lyndon, VT 05849.
Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, N.H. and West Barnet, Vt., is in charge of arrangements.
WARNER: Anne F., 68, of St. Johnsbury, died suddenly, March 27, 2001, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury.
She was born in Middlebury, Vt., Aug. 13, 1932, the daughter of Harold and Iris (Little) Stacy.
An early education specialist, she worked many years for the St. Johnsbury School District, where she taught and was principal of the Lincoln Street School.
Survivors include her mother, Iris Stacy of St. Johnsbury; three sons, Wade and companion Lori Ely of Danville, Neil Warner of Danville, and Ray Warner of Kodiak, Alaska; two daughters, Stacy Warner of Montana and Shelly Warner of St. Johnsbury; a sister and husband, Phyllis and Charles “Skip” Patneaude of Norfolk, Va.; seven grandchildren, Seth, Ruben, Jackie, Jill, Isaiah, Ely and Mariah; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father, Harold Stacy.
Memorial services will be held at the Sayles Funeral Home, Friday, March 30 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jay Sprout officiating. Spring burial will be in Orwell, Vt.
Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury, is in charge of arrangements.
DEMERS: Bruce, 46, of North Haverhill, N.H., died March 26, 2001 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 12, 1954, in Waltham, Mass., the son of Charles M. and Lorraine (Trudeau) Demers.
He was predeceased by his father, Charles, April 1, 1997, and a sister, Elaine Vorce, July 8, 1994.
Survivors include his mother Lorraine of North Haverhill; one son, Anthony Demers Murray of Westborough, Mass.; two daughters, Jessica Demers of Northbridge, Mass., and Christine Demers of Westborough, Mass.; four brothers, John Demers of Nashua, N.H., Brian Demers of San Diego, Calif., Wayne Demers and Barry Demers, both of Whitefield, N.H.; a sister, Diane Paquette of Monroe, N.H.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, Pine Street, Woodsville, N.H., Saturday, March 31 at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be later in the spring in Horsemeadow Cemetery, North Haverill, N.H.
Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, is in charge of arrangements.
WILLIAMS: Florence Margaret, 83, of Elm Street, Whitefield, N.H., died Thursday morning, March 29, 2001, at Our Lady of Hope Nursing Home in Richmond, Va.
Mrs. Williams was born in Whitefield, Jan. 22, 1918, the daughter of Walter A. and Lillian (Wells) George.
She graduated from Whitefield High School and Cambridge City Hospital, where she earned a degree as a registered nurse. For many years she worked in nursing and was also employed at the Whitefield Library for a time. She went on to work for many years at Weeks Memorial Hospital in admitting. She also did volunteer work at the Mountain View Hotel in Whitefield.
Golf was one of her favorite pastimes and she was a member of the Bethlehem Golf Club. She enjoyed bowling and participated on local teams.
She was a communicant of St. Matthews Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
Family members include two sons, Craig Williams of Rockville, Va., and Bruce Williams of Orleans, Mass.; a daughter, Patricia Sherman of Pembroke, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents; a step-father, George O’Bertin; her husband, Elmer Roy Williams, in 1973; two brothers, Andrew George and Harold George, and a sister, Frances Daley.
Visiting hours will be held Monday afternoon and evening, April 2, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Church in Whitefield. The Rev. George Majka, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the spring at St. Matthew’s Cemetery in Whitefield.
BEYER: Margaret J., 77, of Danville, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury.
A complete notice will appear in tomorrow’s edition of The Caledonian-Record.
Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury, is in charge of arrangements.
BASSETT: Wayne Russell, 50, of Danville, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at his residence.
Among survivors is his son, Matthew Bassett of St. Johnsbury.
A full notice will appear in Saturday’s edition of The Caledonian-Record.
Services are pending with Sayles Funeral Home, located at 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury.
WHITE: Leon Frank, 85, of Mallary Road, Bradford, died Friday evening, March 30, 2001, at Brookside Nursing Home in Bradford.
He was born Oct. 31, 1915, in West Derby, the son of Frank C. and Minnie F. (Orr) White. He received his education in Coventry, Orleans and at Peacham Academy. As a young boy, he worked with his father, who operated general stores in various locations in Vermont.
He married the former A. Katherine Bayley in Barnet, Sept. 16, 1939.
Mr. White was employed at Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield, until he was forced to stop work at the plant because of a medical condition. In 1943 he started work at the Mallary Farm in Bradford and operated the dairy plant on the farm, supplying milk to Dartmouth College. After retiring in 1984, he continued doing maintenance work on various properties for the Mallary family.
He enjoyed collecting firearms, target shooting, and had an extensive collection of retired Vermont postmarks. He had been a member of the Bradford Pistol Club, the Vermont Philatelic Society, the Washington County Stamp Club, and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine White of Bradford; two daughters, Francena Goodine of Canton, Maine, and Jane Demers of Addison; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three nephews and a niece.
Mr. White was predeceased by a brother, Charles Samuel White.
Graveside funeral services at Fairlee Village Cemetery will be held later in the spring. There are no calling hours.
Donations in Mr. White’s memory may be made to the Grace Methodist Church, in care of Shureen Metcalf, HC 82, Box 300, Bradford, VT 05033.
Arrangements are by Hale Funeral Homes of Bradford and Thetford, Vt.
TAYLOR: Warren J., 79, of Franconia, N.H., a retired thoracic surgeon associated for many years with the greater Boston medical community, died suddenly at his home Friday.
Until his retirement in 1992, Dr. Taylor had been chief of surgery at the Malden Hospital, Malden, Mass. He also had been a founder and principal of CardioThoracic Associates, a group surgical practice specializing in diseases of the heart and lungs.
He received his training as a Fellow in thoracic surgery under the tutelage of the late Dwight E. Harken, M.D., one of the early pioneers of open-heart surgery at the Harvard University teaching hospitals during the late 1950s. At that time, Dr. Taylor was affiliated with the Peter Bent Brigham and Mt. Auburn hospitals, and served as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School. He subsequently led clinical teaching positions at the Tufts University and Boston University schools of medicine.
An active alumnus of Dartmouth College, where he earned his bachelor of arts in 1943, Dr. Taylor also received a two-year certificate from Dartmouth Medical School in 1943, then went on to earn his doctor of medicine degree in 1945 at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
During his 47-year medical career, Dr. Taylor held fellowships with the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. He also was a founding member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and was widely published in numerous medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine.
Born in Boston in 1921, Dr. Taylor was raised in Dedham, the son of Virginia (Thompson) and William J. Taylor, M.D. He was a member of the Dedham High School, Class of 1939. Dr. Taylor was a long-time resident of Winchester, Mass., where he served on the Board of Health for 21 years. He also spent a part of every summer of his life at a family retreat on Birch Island in Lake Winnepesaukee, N.H. After his retirement to Franconia in the early 1990s, Dr. Taylor became actively involved with the Franconia Area Heritage Council, and served as its president from 1997 until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Hutchins) of Franconia, N.H.; a son, Wayne, of Rehoboth, Mass.; three daughters, Leigh Buckman and Jane Gallant of Gilford, N.H., and Virginia Picci of Ecublens, Switzerland; a half-brother, William J. Taylor of Foxboro, Mass.; a half-sister, Kathryn (Taylor) Cicerone of Norton, Mass.; six grandchildren, and six nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Dr. Taylor will be held at the Sugar Hill, N.H., Community Church, Tuesday, April 3 at 11 a.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Franconia Area Heritage Council, P.O. Box 169, Franconia, NH 03580.
The Ross Funeral Home, Littleton Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to sign an electronic register book may log on to www.rossfuneral.com.
DROWN: James William, 57, of Hardwick, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at his home.
James was born on April 6, 1943, the son of Donald H. Drown and Laura (Jordon) Drown.
James attended Greensboro High School, where he graduated in 1961. He then graduated from the University of Vermont in 1965.
He was employed in management by H.P. Hood Ice Cream in Suffield, Conn., from 1965 to 1967 when he returned to Greensboro to assist in the family owned dairy business, which included two farms, a milk processing plant and retail routes. In 1971, he and his wife purchased one of the family owned dairy farms and operated it until declining health caused them to sell in 1988. Jim had been retired since then, driving the school bus for Wildcat Busing in Hardwick the last four years.
James leaves his wife, Rowena Drown, whom he married in 1964; a daughter, Rhonda Drown-Saben and friend David Rowell of St. Johnsbury; two sons, Jarrett Drown and wife Dianne of Hardwick, and Harley Drown and his wife Marquise of Apex, N.C.; grandchildren, Hannah Saben, Chelsea Saben and Rebecca Saben, Kaela Drown, Jacob Drown, Ryan Hall, Renee Hall, Jesse Drown and Mehryn Drown; his mother, Laura Drown of Greensboro; a brother David Drown and wife Angel of Greensboro, and their children, Kyle Drown of Burlington, Ian Drown, Alec Drown, Jordan Drown, Jessica Reese, Dawnyel Reese; two brothers, Alfred Drown and his partner Marge Berry of Lyndonville, and Robert Drown and his wife of Hawaii; sons, Sean Drown and family of Raleigh, N.C., and Scott Drown and family.
Jim enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and hiking in the woods. He appreciated the complexity and beauty of God’s creation. Jim valued his family and he loved visiting with his friends.
Jim relished the company of his children, especially the companionship of his grandchildren during his many outdoor activities. His brothers looked forward to each year’s sugaring season and sampling the finished product. Family was everything to Jim and it was evident in his everyday being and his love and extension of friendship to his extended family of children on Bus No. 8.
Jim was a member of the Hardwick Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hardwick Rescue Squad, Hardwick, VT 05843; or the Hardwick Fire Department, Hardwick, VT 05843.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours Sunday, 2-4 p.m., at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Church Street, Hardwick.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Center Road, Hardwick. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of des Groseilliers Funeral Homes, Hardwick.
FOSTER: Margaret, 80, of Pike Avenue, Littleton, N.H., died Friday, March 30, 2001, at the Littleton Regional Hospital, after a short illness.
Mrs. Foster was born in Littleton March 18, 1921, a daughter of George and Rose (Medore) Champagne.
Margaret loved to shop with her husband and play with her great-grandchildren. She was greatly loved and will be missed dearly.
Surviving family includes her husband of 58 years, Randall E. Foster of Littleton; one son, Donald L. Foster of Littleton; one daughter, Cheryl (Foster) Bartlett of Littleton; six grandchildren, Jason, Richard, Dean, Crystal, Jessica and Nicole; and six great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Angelica, Corey, Samantha, Evan and Eric.
There will be no services at this time. A committal service is planned for a later date. Family suggests donations be made in Margaret’s memory to the Littleton Area Senior Center, Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561. Funeral arrangements and care have been entrusted to the Pillsbury Funeral Homes.
MOULTON: Ruth (Walker), 82, of 38 Mill Street in Woodsville, N.H., died March 31, 2001, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, following a brief illness.
She was born in Chelsea, Vt., Dec. 15, 1918, the daughter of Ralph and Alice (Chase) Walker. Mrs. Moulton was a 1938 graduate of Lyndon Normal School in Lyndonville, Vt., and early in her life had taught all eight grades in a one-room schoolhouse. While at Lyndon she served as secretary of the Women’s Athletic Association, vice president of the senior class, on the Bean Cottage Council, and as chairman of the Commencement Committee.
She had also worked briefly in the shoe factories in Littleton and Lisbon. Mrs. Moulton was a long-time Woodsville resident. She was a member of the Woodsville congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, where she had served and worked in the Kingdom work for the past 48 years.
She married Richard L. Moulton Sr., Feb. 9, 1940.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Richard of Woodsville; two daughters, Rebecca Faye Aldrich of Woodsville, and Elsie Christina Petit of Newport, Vt.; three sons, Richard Leon Moulton Jr. of Lyman, N.H., Roy Lawrence Moulton of Martinez, Calif., and David Lee Moulton of Pinedale, Wyo.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Walker of Worcester, Vt.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Walker, and a brother, Harold Walker.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Swiftwater Road, Woodsville, was held Sunday, April 1 at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Building Fund, in care of Mr. Wayne Cate, 3 Cate Rd., Bath, NH 03740.
Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, is in charge of arrangements.
BAILEY: Eva Mae, 86, of Whitefield, N.H., formerly of Island Pond, passed away in Lancaster, N.H., Friday, March 30, 2001.
She was born in Island Pond May 24, 1914, the daughter of Earl and Annie (Ladd) Applebee. Eva was a 1931 graduate of Brighton High School in Island Pond, and lived in Island Pond for 70 years. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Island Pond, a member of the Island Pond Historical Society, and a member of the Eastern Star Island Pond North Star Chapter 25 since 1934.
On Feb. 24, 1937, Eva married Clayton Bailey, who predeceased her Oct. 17, 1975.
She is survived by her daughters, Dawn Meunier of Groveton, N.H., and Lorraine Flores and her husband Rafael of Wilder, Vt.; her brother, Riley Applebee of Newport, Vt.; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Ann Cameron, June 27, 1984; her brother, Andrew Applebee, Jan. 4, 1992; her sister, Evelyn Ladd Marshall, June 26, 1998; and her parents, Earl and Annie Applebee.
A graveside service will take place in the spring at the Lakeside Cemetery in Island Pond.
Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.