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December 24, 2006

Rutland Herald Obituaries 03/2000

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Obituaries

March 2000

March 12
Jean P. North

BRATTLEBORO – Jean Pressley North, 75, formerly of Simsbury, Conn., died Sunday at the home of her son in Houston, Texas.

She was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Haynesville, Maine, daughter of Warren and Effie (Karnes) Pressley.

She attended local schools and graduated from Ricker Junior College in Houlton, Maine.

She married John A. North on June 13, 1953, in Hartford, Conn.

Mrs. North attended St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Brattleboro and was a member of the Hill and Dale Club and the Ames Hill Association. While living in Simsbury, she was president of Simsbury Auxiliary Child and Family Services. She was a Canvasser for the Heart Association, Salvation Army and the American Cancer Society. She was a Cub Scout den mother, a member of the PTA and the Mountain Laurel Chorus of Sweet Adelines.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, John A. North III of Pleasant Valley, Conn., and Sterling A. North of Houston; a daughter, Susan A. Flynn of Camden, Maine; a sister, Verna L. Wittman of Florida and Vermont; a brother, Warren H. Pressley Jr. of Florida and Maine; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Brattleboro Area Hospice, P.O. Box 1053, Brattleboro, 05301.

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

March 13
March 14

C. Boynton Camp

BARNARD – Funeral services for C. Boynton Camp, 81, who died March 14, 2000, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., were held Saturday at the St. James Episcopal Church in Woodstock. The Rev. Beth Hilgartner, interim priest, officiated. The Rev. William P. Gallagher, pastor of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, assisted. Lester Gibbs was organist. Linda Dunworth was soloist. Larry Roberts was verger. Dr. Hugh Hermann offered words of remembrance and Deacon Ken Money, a nephew, read the lesson.

Burial followed at the Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock. The Ora E. Paul American Legion Post 24 provided military honors. Fred Doubleday was chaplain, Kelly Spear was bugler. Former Commander Rupert Leonard presented the flag to the family.

The Rev. Cannon Donald Boyer, of St. James Episcopal Church, officiated at family prayers Friday at the Cabot Funeral Home. Members of the Woodstock Masonic Lodge 31 F&AM members Donald Wheeler and Fred Doubleday provided a Masonic service Friday.

The Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock was in charge of arrangements.

March 15

Ashlinn E. Barrett

Ashlinn Elizabeth Barrett, infant daughter of William P. Barrett and Sarah L. Rumrill, died Wednesday at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include her parents of Rutland; a stepbrother, Dylen Barrett of Clarendon; paternal grandparents, Cherly Blaisdelle and William Barrett, both of Rutland; maternal grandparents, Patricia A. Odell of Rutland and Alan C. Rumrill Sr. of Salem, N.Y.; maternal step-grandfather, Augustus R. Odell of Rutland; maternal great-grandmothers, Valma Rumrill of Rutland and Florence Odell of Vergennes; and paternal great-grandfather, Charles Barrett of Poultney.

The funeral will be held Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the Aldous Funeral Home. Burial will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery

March 16

John H. Currie

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. — John Henry Currie, 76, of Charlestown, died Thursday at Springfield (Vt.) Hospital.

He was born March 22, 1923, in Springfield, son of William C. and Louise B. (Billings) Currie.

He was a graduate of Springfield High School.He was raised in Springfield and had lived in Charlestown for the past 25 years.

He was a World War II veteran and served in the Army Air Corps. Mr. Currie retired in 1985 as a technical sales engineer after 42 years with Fellows Corporation in Springfield.He was a member and past member of St. John’s Lodge 41 F&AM of Springfield, a member of Faithful Lodge 12 F&AM of Charlestown, American Legion Post 37 of Bellows Falls and the Congregational Church of Acworth on the Hill.

Survivors include his wife of Charlestown; three daughters; two stepchildren; a brother, grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown at a later date.There will be no calling hours.

The Stringer Charlestown Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Josephine M. Forcucci

Josephine Mary (Henderson) Atwood Forcucci, 74, of Rutland died Thursday at her home.

She was born May, 15, 1925, in Newbury, daughter of Knox and Mary Belle (Abbott) Henderson.

She was a graduate of Newbury High School in 1943.

She was married to Jordan F. Atwood Jr. in 1943, and moved to Crescent Orchards Farm in Orwell in 1948.

They operated the IGA Store in Orwell during the 1960s.

She was married to Joseph Forcucci on Aug. 2, 1971.

Mrs. Forcucci was a pianist and keyboard player since the mid-1950s. She played in Preaeau’s Orchestra and Johnny Blackburn’s Band. She formed the "Starlighters" with Bob Case, Angelo Rovelli, Jim Rovellis and Carl Mudgett.

She, along with her husband Joseph, changed the name of the band to "Just Us" and played in Florida, at many clubs in the Rutland area and at the Somewhere Restaurant in Fair Haven.

Mrs. Forcucci was a past high priestess of Airoc Court 42 of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, past president of Lake Worth BPO Does, Drove 146 of Lake Worth, Fla., and was a member of Rutland American Auxiliary Post 31.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra A. Greeley of Galax, Va., and Elaine A Duval of Mendon; three sons, Philip Atwood of Plainville, Ga., Jordan Atwood and Leon Atwood, both of Proctor; two stepdaughters, Patricia Gussey of Saratown, N.Y., and Deborah Farina of Herkimer, N.Y.; a stepson, Anthony Forcucci of Coralville, Iowa; four sisters, Jean Richardson of North Haverhill, N.H., Hazel Downing of Lunenburg, Patricia Renfrew of Bradford and Margaret Smith of Seymour, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Katherine Howard of Mendon and Florence Cross of Danville; a brother, George Henderson of Newbury; and a granddaughter.

The funeral is pending and will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Rutland. Burial will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.

Contributions may be made to the Community Cancer Center, in care of Rutland Regional Medical Center, Allen Street, Rutland, 05701, or to a favorite charity.


Rhona P. Hannum

BRATTLEBORO – Rhona Maxine (Patterson) Hannum, 96, died Thursday at the Thompson House Nursing Home in Brattleboro.

She was born Aug. 5, 1903, in Winchendon, Mass., daughter of Daniel and Ada Patterson.

She graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1922 and the University of Vermont in 1924.

She taught in the 1920s at such places as Putney’s No. 5 schoolhouse and the Austine Institution for the deaf in Brattleboro.

She married David B. Hannum of Putney on June 25, 1927. He died in 1993.

Mrs. Hannum was the subject of a Rutland Herald Vermont Sunday Magazine profile, "A Woman of the Century," on Mother’s Day 1998.

Survivors include two sons, David Hannum Jr. of Putney and Alden G. Hannum of Williamsburg, Va.; a daughter, Martha H. O’Connor of Brattleboro; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the Thompson House Activity Fund, Thompson House, P.O. Box 1117, Brattleboro, 05301.


Rosa E. Harty

BELLOWS FALLS – Rosa E. Harty, 77, died Thursday at McGirr Nursing Home in Bellows Falls.

She was born March 26, 1922, in Bellows Falls, daughter of Damon E. and Nettie (Clark) Stanford.

She graduated from Bellows Falls High School in 1940.

She married Kenneth Harty on Feb. 6, 1942, in Bellows Falls.

Mrs. Harty worked as a clerk at JJ Newberry’s for 20 years.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Bellows Falls.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Carol Ann Burnes of West Springfield, Mass., and Judith E. Belden of Fair Haven; a sister, Gertrude Frohock of Bellows Falls; four children; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Florence LaBonte, Clara Bushway and Doris Clark; and a brother, Raymond Stanford.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Bellows Falls.

Friends may call Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, 05601.


John H. McGraw

GRANVILLE, N.Y. – John Henry McGraw, 72, died Thursday at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

He was born March 24, 1926, in Granville, son of William and Gertrude (Dennison) McGraw.

He was married to Elsie (Priest) McGraw for 51 years.

Mr. McGraw joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served during World War II.

He worked for Telescope for 32 years, many of those years as night watchman.

Mr. McGraw enjoyed country music, playing musical instruments, fishing and lawn sales.

Survivors include his wife; six sons, Michael McGraw of Argyle, Rickey McGraw of North Granville, David McGraw, James McGraw and Douglas McGraw, all of Granville; Gerald McGraw of Rutland, Vt.; eight daughters, Margaret L. Jones of Fort Edward, Patricia Bradway of North Creek, Kathleen Hoyt of Granville, Janet McGraw of Manchester, Vt., Ann David of Truthville, Jacqueline Buck of Rupert, Vt., Sharon Alkurabi of Troy, and Paula Mead of Poultney, Vt.; 35 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond McGraw of Granville and Oscar McGraw of Puerto Rico; four sisters, Jennie Hudy, Marion Redmond and Maxine Dickenson, all of Granville and Alice Stannard of Rutland; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Kenneth, William and Donald McGraw; and a sister, Doris Saunders.

The funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, by the Rev. Hunisker. Burial will be held in the spring in Elmwood Cemetery in Middle Granville.

Contributions may be made to the Granville Rescue Squad or the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

March 17

Robert K. Bent

BRANDON — Robert K. Bent, 80, died Friday at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury after a long illness.

He was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Lincoln, son of Morton and Louise (Kelton) Bent. He was an avid outdoorsman.

Survivors include a sister, Margery Wyman of Brandon; two brothers, Daniel Bent of New Sharon, Maine, and Lewis Bent of Corinth, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by a brother, Edwin Bent, and by a sister, Margaret Bent.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Burial will take place in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln.Friends may call Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Vermont, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, 05403.


Roland D. Besaw

WINDSOR – Roland D. "Stub" Besaw, 73, died Friday at his home in Windsor.

He was born May 8, 1926, in Westfield, son of Delos and Ruby (Stannard) Besaw.

He attended school in West Barnet and Littleton, N.H.

He was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II serving in the South Pacific.

He married Sylvia Wentworth on Nov. 23, 1945, in Windsor.

Mr. Besaw worked for a short time driving trailers out of Littleton and then worked as a guard at the former Vermont State Prison in Windsor. He later worked for Park & Pollard Grain Co., and most recently at Cone Automatic Machine Company in Windsor, retiring in 1988, after 37 years of service.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 25 in Windsor.

Survivors include his wife of Windsor; four sons, Roland Besaw in Glenn Allen, Alaska; Wayne Besaw of Plastow, N.H., Robert Besaw of Windsor and Dennis Besaw of Charlestown, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, Ronald Besaw of Lisbon, N.H.; three sisters, Vena Sweet of White River Junction, Elizabeth Sweet of Mount Vernon, N.H., and Alrene Defosse of Lancaster, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor by the Rev. Paul N. Belhumeur. Burial will be held at a later date in Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire, 289 County Road, Windsor, 05089.


Lyba B. Cohen

Lyba B. Cohen, 83, of Rutland, died Friday at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.She was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Valk, Latvia, daughter of Chaim and Sarah Bell.

She was a May 1999 graduate of Lehman, CUNY, with a bachelor’s degree in humanities.Mrs. Cohen was raised in Astonia. She was a pioneer in the Zionist Youth movement in Israel.

She was a social service worker in the New York City Welfare Department.

She was an active member of the Rutland Jewish Center and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Survivors include two sons, Barry Cohen of Rutland and Boaz Cohen of Shrewsbury, N.J.; and two grandchildren.The funeral service will be held Tuesday at noon at the Tossing Funeral Home. Rabbi Solomon D. Goldberg will officiate. Burial will take place in Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, N.J.

There will be no calling hours.Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, 05701, or the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 117 West St., Rutland, 05701.


Elizabeth Hogan

CHATHAM, N.J. – Elizabeth Hogan, 83, formerly of Bristol, Conn., and Hartford, Conn., died Friday at King James Care Center in Chatham.

She was born Sept. 8, 1916, in Rutland, Vt., daughter of Dennis E. and Elizabeth (Moon) O’Shea.

She graduated from Mount St. Joseph’s Academy in Rutland and from Castleton State College in Castleton, Vt.

She taught for three years in Bennington, Vt., before moving to Bristol in 1941.

During the war years she was supervisor of the three Child Care Centers in Bristol.

In 1950 she became the first grade teacher at St. Joseph School in Bristol for a number of years before moving to Hartford in 1960.

Mrs. Hogan was active in the Democratic Women’s Organization and was honored as Democratic Woman of the Year in 1968. She was a director of the Bristol Visiting Nurse Association, a member of the board of directors of the Bristol Child Care Center, a Bristol Justice of the Peace, and commissioner on the Bristol Health Board for a number of years.

Survivors include a son, Patrick Hogan of Morristown; a brother, Francis O’Shea; two sisters, Teresa Davis and Mary Clossey; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A prayer service will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Avenue, Forestville, followed by the funeral Mass at St. Gregory Church at 10.m. Burial will be held Tuesday at noon in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the King James Care Center, 415 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, 07928.


Ruth A. Montgomery

SHAFTSBURY – Ruth A. Montgomery, 99, a former resident of Shaftsbury, died Friday in Cartersville, Ga., where she had lived since 1955.

She was born in Jan. 7, 1901, in Shaftsbury, daughter of Benona and Sally (Brown) Harrington.

She attended school in Shaftsbury.

Mrs. Montgomery had worked for the former EZ Mills.

Since living in Georgia, she had been a member of the United Methodist Church in Cartersville and the Sunshine Group at the church. At the time of her death, Mrs. Montgomery was the oldest living church member.

She enjoyed cooking.

Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn McMillan of Cartersville, Dorothy Mattison of Bennington and Joyce Hightower of Cedartown, Ga.; a sister, Thelma Vandale of Bennington; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Rupert L. Montgomery, who died in 1952; three brothers, Jesse, Robert and Byron Harrington; and a grandson.

The funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church by the Rev. Cass Gilbert. Burial will be held in Shaftsbury Village Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington.

Contributions may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad, in care of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.


John R. Roberts

ASPEN, Colo. – John R. Roberts, 30, of Aspen died Friday at Highland Bowl.

He was born Oct. 14, 1969, in Holyoke, Mass., son of Ronald and Ann Roberts.

He was a graduate of Fair Haven (Vt.) Union High School. He later graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 1989 with a degree in culinary arts.

Mr. Roberts was head chef of Krablooniks in Snowmass, from 1991 to 1999.

Survivors include his mother and father; three brothers, Stephen Roberts, Andrew Roberts and James Roberts; and a sister, Karen Howell.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs.


Burnetta E. Russ

BETHEL – Burnetta E. Russ, 92, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and formerly of Bethel, died Friday at the Heritage Court Nursing Home in Scottsdale.

She was born July 4, 1907, daughter of Theodore and Mattie (Cassidy) Norman. She was raised by William and Gertrude Vesper and Nina Davis of Royalton.

She attended Royalton schools and was a nanny for area families. She had also done sewing for Van Raalte of Randolph and was a caretaker for people in their homes.

She married Harold E. Russ on Oct. 7, 1924, in Royalton. He died in 1986.

Her hobbies included reading, crocheting, embroidery, cooking and playing cards.

Mrs. Russ had been a resident of Arizona since 1972.

Survivors include a son, Stanley W. Russ of Bethel; two daughters, Veda Storto of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Shirley Gates of Tempe, Ariz.; a brother, Delmar Norman of Montpelier; three sisters, Hildred Wells of Rutland, Ruth Hayes of Montpelier and Jean Seckington of Northfield Falls; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Eugene Russ; two daughters Iva Blow and Irese Orticari; three sisters, Irene Simpson, Hazel Carter and Helen Quero; a brother, Theodore Norman; and a granddaughter.

A graveside service will be held in the summer in Fairview Cemetery in Bethel.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Bethel Library, P.O. Box 354, Bethel, 05032.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home in Bethel.


Violet R. Swarm

BOMOSEEN — Mrs. Violet Rose Swarm, 66, died Friday morning at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 24, 1933, in McKeesport, Penn., the daughter of the late George and Claire (Fleming) Wolsarth.Mrs. Swarm was a graduate of McKeesport Technical High School in McKeesport, Pa., and furthered her education by taking various college courses. After graduating, Violet became employed as a licensed beautician. She eventually earned the position of manager in the shop where she worked, supervising 32 licensed beauticians.

On Feb. 17, 1956, Violet married John M. Swarm and the two moved to Dunellen, N.J. While residing in Dunellen, Violet was very active in the community. She worked within the Dunellen School system, was a member of the Dunellen Methodist Church and was head of various youth groups within the church. Violet also served as a Girl Scout leader for several years and was a founding member of the Juvenile Judiciary Committee, was a member of the Booster Athletic Club and also was active in supporting the Little League programs.

Upon their retirement in 1990, the couple relocated to Bomoseen. While living in Bomoseen, Mrs. Swarm became a member of the Hubbardton Congregational Church and was also an avid bingo player. She is survived by her husband, John of Bomoseen; a daughter, Linda Rae Peltier of Benson; two sons, John M. Swarm of Kansas City, Mo., and Scott J. Swarm of Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Thelma Jones, who died in 1962.

There will be no visiting hours.Memorial services will be conducted Monday, March 20, at 2 p.m., at the Hubbardton Congregational Church. The Rev. Charles L. Knight will officiate. Following the services, the family will receive relatives and friends at the church. Burial will take place later in the spring in Hillside Cemetery in Castleton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in the memory of Mrs. Swarm may be offered to the Mission Fund of the Hubbardton Congregational Church, through the Durfee Funeral Home, P.O. Box 86, Fair Haven, 05743, or to a charity of one’s choice.

March 18

Lawrence E. Gevry

ADDISON — Lawrence E. Gevry, 85, died Saturday at his home.

He was born Nov. 28, 1914, in Actonvale, Quebec, Canada, son of Valmore and Angela (LaFontaine) Gevry.

His family moved from Canada when he was 14 years old. He attended school in Addison and Vergennes. He was a longtime dairy farmer in Addison until his retirement in 1996. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Cecile (Leframboise) Gevry; a daughter, Joyce Tarte of Addison; five sons, Roger Gevry, David Gevry and Rheal Gevry, all of Addison, Leo Gevry of Bridport and Bernard Gevry of North Ferrisburgh; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; four brothers, Gerard, Louis, Paul and Robert Gevry; nine sisters, Colombe Cousineau, Bridget Cousino, Yvette Field, Alice Cousino, Aline Kirk, Claire Aube, Susan Gamache, Joanne Dusten and Cecile Young; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Roland.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Church in Vergennes. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Contributions may be made to the Addison Fire Department, Addison, 05491, or Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, 05491, or Addison County Home Health Care Agency, Route 7, Middlebury, 05753, or a charity of one’s choice.


Robert F. McLellan

EAST POULTNEY — Robert "Tim" Francis McLellan, 67, a longtime resident of East Poultney, died Saturday at the Sager Nursing Home in Fair Haven after a long illness.

He was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Chippenhook, son of Cecil B. and Mary (Lubinski) McLellan.He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War from 1953 to 1957 with the Paratrooper Division. He was a mechanic for several automobile repair shops in Rutland County. He was a member of J. Claire Carmody Post 39 American Legion of Poultney.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.Survivors include his mother of East Poultney; a son, Timothy McLellan of Poultney; two daughters, Kim Charron of Fair Haven and Dede McLellan of Poultney; a sister, Barbara Moriglioni of Rutland; seven grandchildren; aunts, uncles; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father; a sister, Jorena McLellan; and an infant brother, Cecil McLellan Jr.The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home, 266 Allen Ave., Poultney. The Rev. Richard Tinney, parish priest of Our Lady of Seven Dolors, will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

There will be no calling hours.Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont-Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 76, Poultney, 05764.


Hollis E. Peck

EAST HEBRON, N.Y. – Hollis E. Peck, 84, a resident of Hebron since 1945, died March 18 at his home after a long illness.

He was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Londonderry, Vt., son of Guy and Flora (Warner) Peck.

Mr. Peck was a sawyer who had worked for Shushan Bentwood and Arch Craig’s sawmill in Hebron.

He was a former member and captain of the Hebron Volunteer Fire Co.

He enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include a son, Hollis D. Peck of North Hebron; six daughters, Joan Gleason of Pawlet, Vt., Jean Juckett of North Granville, Jane Baker of East Hebron, Linda Fortmuller of Salem, Clara Wright of Jaffrey, N.H., and Mary Peck Young of East Hebron; a brother, Wayne Peck of Londonderry; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Raymond, Lawrence and Alvin Peck; a daughter, Judy in 1954; and his wife, Blanche, in 1998.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Washington County Hospice, Cambridge, 12816, or the Hebron Volunteer Fire Co., Salem, 12865.


Victoria J. Popailo

HUBBARDTON — Victoria Josephine Popailo, 66, died Saturday at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland.

She was born June 19, 1933, in Jersey City, N.J., daughter of Joseph and Victoria (Miller) Malizewski. She received her early education in local New Jersey schools. In earlier years, she was active in the Port Monmouth (N.J.) Rescue Squad and Port Monmouth Volunteer Fire Department. She married John Popailo in Jersey City on Dec. 16, 1951.

Mrs. Popailo moved with her family to Brandon in 1972. She had been a resident of Hubbardton since 1984. She was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Fair Haven and was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Monmouth. She was also a member of the Brandon American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 55. Survivors include five sons, Dennis Popailo of Belford, N.J., Kenneth Popailo of North Middletown, N.J., Ronald Popailo of Keansburg, N.J.; Robert Popailo Sr. of Fair Haven and Raymond Popailo of Rutland; a daughter, Lenora Miller of Hubbardton; and 16 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband in August 1988, and by a brother, John Malizewski in 1987.

The funeral service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Monmouth. The Rev. Daniel Hesko, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Oliviet Cemetery in Middletown.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven where The Rev. Richard Tinney, pastor of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, will conduct a vigil service, and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Scott & Kedz Funeral Home in Belford.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Vermont Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, 05495.Arrangements are under the direction of the Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven.


Harry W. Prentice

POWNAL — Harry W. Prentice, 79, a resident of the Vermont Veterans Home, died Saturday at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born June 14, 1920, in Norwich, Conn., son of John A. and Ada L. (Candlish) Prentice. He received his education on Tacottville, Conn. Mr. Prentice was a U.S. Army World War II veteran.

He married Marion Derby on March 18, 1941, in Manchester, Conn.Mr. Prentice was employed as a machinist at Caryle & Johnson Machine Company for many years.He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 1332 in Bennington.

He enjoyed boating, fishing and working on cars.Survivors include his wife, a resident of the Vermont Veterans Home; two sons, Ronald Prentice of Pittsfield, Mass., and Robert Prentice of Shaftsbury; a granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a son, William Prentice in 1953, by a brother, Jack Prentice, and by two sisters, Marjorie Scott and Edith Chobot.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home. The Rev. Deborah Trolenberg, pastor of the Shaftsbury Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. in East Cemetery in Manchester, Conn.At the request of Mr. Prentice, there will be no calling hours.Contributions may be made to the Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.


Carolyn N. Staples

BENNINGTON — Carolyn Nelson Staples, 84, died Saturday at the Bennington Health and Rehab Center.

She was born March 28, 1916, in Stamford, Conn., daughter of Bernard and Caroline (Swan) Nelson.

Mrs. Staples received her teaching certification from Maryville College in Tennessee and her nursing diploma from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where she was the recipient of the Guggenheim Award. She was employed throughout her life as a registered nurse.

She volunteered after her retirement at the Senior Friendship Center in Fort Myers, Fla. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, the Eastern Star and the Vasa Star.Survivors include a son, Donald Staples of Southbury, Conn.; two daughters, Faith Selmer of Stamford, Conn., and Candace Morris of North Salem, N.Y.; a sister, Mildred Frost of Carmel, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by a daughter, Nan Galati; by two brothers, Ernest and George Nelson; and by a sister, Dorothy Campbell.

A memorial service will be held in Stamford at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the United States, the Bennington Rescue Squad or a charity of one’s choice, in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, 05201.

March 19

Wilbur J. Childs

CHESTER – Wilbur "Bill" James Childs, 81, died Sunday at his home.

He was born April 20, 1918, in Springfield, son of Fred and Mary (Abbott) Childs.

He worked at Fellows Gear Shaper for 44 years as an assembly machinist.

Mr. Childs was a member of the Moose and the Rod and Gun Club.

He played the bugle for the Drum and Bugle Corps. of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice E. (Dennett); a daughter, Marilyn Blais of Springfield; James F. Childs of Manchester Center and Larry L. Childs of Springfield; a brother, Melvin A. Childs of Kissimmee, Fla.; four children; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. the Church of Christ on the Chester Road, Springfield. Burial will be held in Oakland Cemetery at a later date.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Church of Christ, P.O. Box 160, Springfield, 05156.


Jayne M. Conant

Jayne Mainolfi Conant, 87, of Rutland died Sunday at Rutland Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

She was born June 1, 1912, in Rutland, daughter of Frank and Carmina (Narcisco) Mainolfi.

Mrs. Conant ran Jayne’s Beauty Shop in Proctor for many years. She had also worked at the Economy Department Store and as a buyer at the Ross-Huntress store for several years. Together with her husband they ran the Beacon Restaurant at the Rutland State Airport for many years.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Church and was a volunteer grandmother at the Northwest School.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara D’esposito of Deal, N.J.; a son, John W. Conant Jr. of Rutland; a sister, Mary C. Taylor of Rutland; a brother, Alfred Mainolfi of Rutland; three grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, John W. Conant Sr., in 1974; four sisters, Catherine Delpizzo, Viola Wheeler, Lillie Mainolfi and Alba Dello; and two brothers, James Mainolfi and Mario Mainolfi.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church. A private burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

There will be no public calling hours.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Aldous Funeral Home.

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


Charlotte B. Guiltinan

WEST RUTLAND – Charlotte Bliss Guiltinan, 89, died Sunday at Rome (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 23, 1910, in West Rutland, daughter of Charles and Mary Ellen (Derven) Bliss.

She graduated from West Rutland High School and Castleton Normal School, and earned a degree in education from Syracuse University, where she did extensive postgraduate work.

She was married to Francis J. Guiltinan on Jan. 27, 1938, in Albany, N.Y. He died in 1967.

Mrs. Guiltinan taught in the Rome school system for 24 years until retiring in 1976. Prior to that she taught in the Danby school system.

She had traveled extensively throughout the world.

She was a charter member of St. Paul’s Church in Rome, where she was active as a minister of the Eucharist, religious education instructor, and a member of the Altar Society. She had performed volunteer work for 20 years at Bethany House, and was active in the Meals on Wheels program, the Wednesday Morning Club and the Retired Rome Teachers Association.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Michie of Abilene, Texas, and Peg Page of Rome; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Joseph Guiltinan, in 1958.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Rome. Burial will be held in St. Bridget’s Cemetery in West Rutland.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church Memorial Fund.

Arrangements are under the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home Inc. in Rome.


Leon R. Hallock

WEATHERSFIELD – Leon Robert Hallock, 42, died Sunday at his home.

He was born June 12, 1957, in Keene, N.H., son of Leo P. and Mary (Emery) Hallock.

He had lived in Springfield before moving to Weathersfield five years ago.

Mr. Hallock worked as a machinist at the Brattleboro Book Press for 24 years.

He married Sherry L. Sweat-Hobart on Oct. 22, 1988.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church of Claremont, N.H.

Survivors include his wife of Weathersfield; a daughter, Kassaundra L. Hallock of Weathersfield; a son, Jason R. Hallock of Brattleboro; a stepson, Michael C. Merrill of Weathersfield; his mother, Mary Chadwick of North Springfield; two sisters, Maureen Blaisdel of Springfield and Kathleen Chadwick of North Springfield; a brother, Shawn Hallock; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, who died in 1992.

A memorial Mass will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Elm Street, Claremont, by the Rev. Richard Dion, pastor of St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be held at a later date.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, 03756-0001.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St., Claremont.


Mary W. Howard

OLD BENNINGTON — Mary W. Howard, a longtime resident of Old Bennington, died Sunday at her home following a long illness.

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


Allena Legacy

Allena Legacy, 71, of Bennington, died Sunday at the Rivers Edge Community Care Home.

She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Bennington, daughter of Thomas and Beatrice (Goady) Marony.

She received her education in Bennington schools and was a graduate of Bennington High School. She later graduated from St. Joseph’s Business College in Bennington.

She married Edward J. Legacy Jr. on Oct. 8, 1948, in Bennington.Mrs. Legacy was employed at Stanley Tools in Shaftsbury for 10 years.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington.Survivors include a son, Alan Legacy of San Diego, Calif.; three daughters, Deborah Polumbo of Bennington, Mary Clancy of Chester, Va., and Fay Legacy of New Bern, N.C.; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Beatrice Forrest and Katherine Maroney, both of Bennington, and Mary Green of Arlington; two brothers, Edwin Maroney and Ronald Maroney, both of Bennington; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Harris, and by two brothers, Thomas Maroney and Norbert Maroney.

The funeral service will held Tuesday at 1:15 p.m., with a prayer from Mahar and Son Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington. Burial will take place in St. John’s Cemetery in North Bennington.Friends may call Tuesday from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Green Mountain Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Disease Association through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.


John M. Morrison

BENNINGTON – John M. Morrison, died Sunday at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

Survivors include his wife, Pepper Morrison; a son, Dane Morrison of Toronto, Canada; three daughters, Cynthia Hallowell of Concord, N.H., Jill Morrison of Seattle and Andrea Wheeler of Olympia, Wash.; four sisters, Pat, Marjorie, Jeannette and Shirley, all of Hamilton, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church, Hillside Street in Bennington, by the Rev. Mary Lee Clark, pastor.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Bennington Area Habitat For Humanity, in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, 05201.


John F. Oney

John F. Oney, 82, of Rutland, died Sunday at Rutland Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was a longtime resident of Rutland. He was employed by the Howe Richardson Scale Co. for 39 years until his retirement.Mr. Oney had been a member of the CB Radio Club and the Civil Defense in Rutland for several years. He was a former member and past president of the Rutland Area Association of Retarded Children.

Survivors include his wife, Ida King Oney of Rutland; two sons, John Oney of Killington and Robert Oney of Florence; a daughter, Sharon Perry of Brandon; a brother, Joseph McLaughlin of Rutland; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Aldous Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Forest Dale Cemetery at a later date.

Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.


W. Beach Randall

BENNINGTON – W. Beach Randall, 81, died Sunday at the Center for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington after a long illness.

He was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Shaftsbury, son of Walter and Grace (Sampson) Beach.

He graduated from the former Bennington High School in 1937. He later attended Springfield College in Springfield, Mass.

Mr. Randall was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of World War II.

He married Helen Greene on Aug. 10, 1940, in Old Bennington.

Mr. Randall had worked as a manufacturing engineer for Stanley Tool, Cushman Manufacturing, Tansitor Electronics and the James Hunter Tool Company. After his retirement he worked at Hemmings Motor News.

His hobbies included painting, tinkering with things mechanical and working around his home.

He enjoyed spending winters with his wife in Florida, where he was a champion shuffleboard player.

Mr. Randall was a member of the Second Congregational Church in Bennington and was a former volunteer with the Bennington Little League.

Survivors include his wife of Bennington; two sons, Stephen Randall of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Philip Randall of Bensalem, Pa.; three granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; a nephew; two nieces; and cousins.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad, in care of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.


Grace B. Stone

Grace Bruso Stone, 71, of Rutland, died Sunday at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born March 28, 1928, in Bennington, daughter of Charles A. and Lena Bell (Sweet) Bruso. Mrs. Stone enjoyed the senior citizens center.Survivors include two sons, Robert Stone and Joseph Stone, both of Rutland; two daughters, Shirley Whittemore of Rutland Town and Lisa Norse of Manchester; two sisters, Georgianna Carter of North Bennington and Florence Brooks of Bennington; a grandson; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Stone in 1991, and by a brother, Charles Bruso.The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Tossing Funeral Home in Rutland. The Rev. Reid C. Mayo, pastor of Christ the King Church, will officiate. Burial will take place in East Clarendon Cemetery.Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, P.O. Box 1090, Williston, 05495, or the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, 05602.


R. Brian Williams

CANAAN, N.H. – R. Brian Williams, 42, died Sunday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

He was born May 8, 1957, in Proctor, Vt., son of Laura and W. Harry Williams Jr.

He attended U32 High School in East Montpelier, Vt., and attended Johnson State College in Johnson, Vt.

He was married to Doris A. Chouinard on Oct. 1, 1983.

Mr. Williams worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 1981, and in 1986 he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in White River Junction, Vt. He later transferred to Enfield as a postal clerk.

Mr. Williams was an avid golfer and bowler and was an avid New York Yankees and Giants fan.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Eric C. Williams and Matthew B. Williams, both of Canaan; a daughter, Stephanie M. Williams of Canaan; his mother of East Montpelier; and two half-brothers, Dana Williams of Freeport, Maine, and William H. Williams III of New York.

He was predeceased by his father.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home, 56 School St., Lebanon. Burial will be held at a later date in Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield.

Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 29, at 1 p.m. at the Barber & Lanier Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Montpelier, Vt.

Contributions may be made to the Robert Brian Williams Memorial Fund, in care of Mascoma Savings Bank, P.O. Box 435, Lebanon, 03766, for the benefit of Mr. Williams’ children.

March 20
Camile Bartlett

DETROIT – Camile Bartlett, 71, died March 20 in Detroit.

He was born May 21, 1928, in West Rutland, Vt., son of Arthur and Rose (Le Clerc) Bartlett.

He attended school in West Rutland and served in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Bartlett was a member of the West Rutland American Legion.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy; two sons, Christopher and Dean; two sisters, Yvette Bourassa of Clarendon Springs, Vt., and Therese Dankanics of Lincoln, Mich.; five brothers, George of Rio Rancho, N.M., Jerome of Proctor, Vt., Albert of Floral Park, N.Y., Nobert of Portland, Ore., and Philip of West Rutland.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Lucien and Maurice.

Services are pending with the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland, Vt.

 


James B.M. Dickie

POWNAL – James B.M. Dickie, 90, died Monday at the Center for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington after a long illness.

He was born June 10, 1909, in Gourock, Scotland, son of George and Margaret (MacKenzie) Dickie.

He attended schools in Bennington.

He married Catherine Humphries on Jan. 26, 1934. She died in 1994.

Mr. Dickie had worked at Pownal Tanning and at Williams College. He later worked at Sprague Electric in North Adams, Mass., retiring in 1972.

His hobbies included reading, cooking and camping. He was an avid baseball fan and had been a Little League coach as well as Boy Scout Master of Troop 59 in Williamstown, Mass.

He had traveled through Scotland and Nova Scotia in 1974.

Survivors include a son, James F. Dickie of Pownal; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a great-granddaughter; and a brother, Henry Dickie.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home by the Rev. Norma Drosky, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bennington. Burial will be held in Grandview Cemetery in North Bennington.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Bennington Area Home Health or Bennington Project Independence, in care of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.


Ernest G. Gorton

CORNWALL – Ernest George Gorton, 80, died Monday at the Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury.

He was born July 9, 1919, in Cornwall, son of Henry and Lena (Gordon) Gorton.

Mr. Gorton was a veteran of World War II, serving in Germany. After his discharge he returned to Addison County and was married to Harriet Jackson on Feb. 28, 1953, in Vergennes.

He worked on dairy farms in the area until 1984 when he retired. He then worked part time for Douglas Orchards in Shoreham, and Paul Seiler of Cornwall. He also worked for Evergreen Cemetery in Cornwall.

Survivors include four daughters, Joyce M. Gorton of Middlebury, Brenda L. Shackett and Pamela J. Gorton, both of Brandon, and Susan J. Gorton of Pittsford; two sons, James H. Gorton and Jerry E. Gorton, both of Middlebury; a brother, Leon Gorton of Salisbury; a sister, Katherine Bertrand of Brandon; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife on Sept. 10 and a brother, Leo Gorton Sr.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Cornwall.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sanderson Funeral Home, 117 S. Main St., Middlebury. A prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m. by the Rev. Albert "Skip" Baltz, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon.

Contributions may be made to the Addison County Home Health Care Agency, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, 05753, or the Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, 05601, or the Brandon American Legion Post 55, Franklin Street, Brandon, 05733.


Chester S. Hallock Sr.

GOSHEN – Chester Stanley Hallock Sr., 83, died Monday at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

He was born Jan. 25, 1917, in Bristol, son of George and Elsie (Dickson) Hallock.

He had been a resident of Goshen since 1924, moving from Bristol.

He was a graduate of Brandon High School, class of 1936.

Mr. Hallock served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his honorable discharge he returned to Goshen and worked for Lee Smith’s Garage in Brandon for more than 15 years. He later did some carpentry and logging work. Mr. Hallock returned to Lee Smith Automotive during the 1960s as an automobile mechanic. He retired from carpentry and logging in 1985. He had earlier worked for his father in the ice business, cutting and storing ice on Jones Pond in Brandon.

He was married to Ester M. Hall on Oct. 30, 1946, in Goshen.

Survivors include two sons, Chester S. Hallock Jr. of Rutland and Gordon Hallock of Goshen; two daughters, Deloris McKeighan of Goshen and Erma Jean Dressel of Olympia, Wash.; a sister, Wilma Goodnow of Brandon; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife in 1994; two daughters, Linda Hallock and Naomi Hallock; and a granddaughter.

A private funeral will be held Friday at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon by the Rev. Richard White, pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church. A graveside service will follow in Goshen Community Cemetery. A reception will follow the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Goshen Town Hall.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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


Charmaine T. Richardson

LONDONDERRY – Charmaine T. Richardson, 71, died Monday at Springfield Hospital.

She was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Windsor, daughter of Hazel and Ernest Laundry.

She attended school in Ascutney and graduated from Windsor High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Castleton State College.

She married Arthur A. Richardson on June 26, 1947, in Windsor.

Mrs. Richardson taught school in Bondville and Londonderry for many years. She had also worked for Stoddard’s Store in Londonderry and Stratton Mountain for many years. She also cooked for individuals who made their second home in the Londonderry area for many years.

She had attended St. Joseph’s Chapel in Londonderry and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, camping and cooking.

Survivors include her husband of Londonderry; a son, Allen A. Richardson of St. Johnsbury; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Thursday at noon at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home Chester Chapel by the Rev. Paul Sackevich. Burial will be held in the spring in Ascutneyville Cemetery in Ascutney.

Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapel.

Contributions may be made to the Londonderry Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 911, Londonderry, 05148.


Thomas Skoie

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Thomas Skoie, 91, a former resident of the Rutland, Vt., area, died Monday at Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge.

He was born in Holum, Norway, settled in the Oranges at the age of 17, and lived in Bloomfield for 63 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1932 to 1934.

Mr. Skoie had been a carpenter and later a foreman for Becker Construction in the Oranges for more than 30 years, retiring 26 years ago.

He was a member of the Bloomfield Elks Lodge 788 and was a past trustee.

Survivors include his wife, Helen M. (Rusiecki); a daughter, Barbara J. O’Brien; two sisters, Petra Syverson and Ingrid Larsen; and four grandchildren.

A prayer service will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Levandoski Funeral Home, 44 Bay Ave., Bloomfield. The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Valentine Church in Bloomfield. A private cremation will follow.

Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. An Elks service will be held Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Bloomfield Volunteer Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 1620, Bloomfield, 07003.


Stephen Somich

GRANVILLE, N.Y. – Stephen Somich, 80, died Monday at Glens Falls Hospital.

He was born March 7, 1920, in Granville, son of Michael and Elizabeth (Cuprak) Somich.

Mr. Somich was a veteran of World War II.

He owned and operated Somich Brothers Slate Co. with his brothers, Alec and Peter.

He was married to Dorothy Carpenter on Dec. 26, 1949.

Mr. Somich was a member of the American Legion and a member of the Mettowee Valley Bowling League for many years.

He was an avid hunter.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Michael Somich of Hinsdale, Ill., Stephen H. Somich of Whippany, N.J., Thomas Somich of Granville and Peter Somich of Norwich; a daughter, Marguerite Corazza of Montville, N.J.; a brother, Nicholas Somich of Granville; a sister, Ella Turner of Hartford; eight grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by five brothers, Michael Somich, John Somich, George Somich, Peter Somich and Alec Somich; and two sisters, Anna Billow and Mary Dudla.

The funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Granville by the Rev. Tom Zelker. Burial will be held in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville.

Contributions may be made to the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation, 2300 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 301, Sarasota, Fla., 34239.


Ethel R. White

WESTMINSTER – Ethel Lyla (Read) White, 94, died Monday at her home.

She was born April 12, 1905, in Methuen, Mass., daughter of Henry C. and Carrie E. (Partlow) Read.

She attended schools in Methuen and married Arthur R. White of Dummerston in 1970.

She worked soldering tank units for the King Seeley Corp. in Ann Arbor, Mich., for five years. Mrs. White was also employed by the original Herman Woodward Florist of Walpole, N.H., as a wreath maker for the holiday seasons for about 20 years.

She was also the first Farmerette to work for wages in the state of Vermont during World War II. Later she was self-employed as a commercial egg producer for many years, serving Winding Brook Lodge of Keene, N.H., and Brattleboro, selling wholesale and retail, retiring in 1968.

In 1979 she joined the Kurn Hattin Staff, retiring in 1990 after 10 years of service.

She was as member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Drewsville, N.H., and the Rockingham Senior Center in Bellows Falls.

Survivors include a stepson, Donald White of Winchester, N.H.; a daughter, Dorothy Caswell of Keene; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, who died in 1976; three brothers, Irving E. Read, Carl Read and Arthur Read; two stepsons, Robert White and Philip White; and a stepdaughter, Ruthie Cudworth.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls by the Rev. Mark Harris, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Churches. Burial will be held in the Westminster Cemetery in Westminster.

Friends may call Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, OMC, P.O. Box 485, Williston, 05495

March 21

Henry Crandall

BENSON – Mr. Henry Crandall, 80, a longtime resident of Benson, died Tuesday morning at his home in Benson.

Henry was born Dec. 24, 1919, in Landgrove, son of the late Arthur and Elsie (Monroe) Crandall.

Mr. Crandall lost his sight in early childhood but was able to overcome many obstacles and managed to lead an extraordinary life of self-sufficiency and lived with great enthusiasm.

He has been a part of the agricultural community all his life, raising cattle, horses, sheep and chickens. For several years he and his brother were involved with pony racing and won many medals.

Survivors include five sisters, Christine Bushman of Texas, Florence Capen of Shaftsbury, Katie Keyes of Manchester, Sarah Towsley of North Dorset and Lillian Ploof of Burlington; and also by his lifelong friend, John Griffith of Fair Haven.

He was predeceased by his sister, Pearl; and his four brothers, William, Wilbur, Clarence and Alvin.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, March 23, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Durfee Funeral Home, 119 N. Main St., Fair Haven.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Durfee Funeral Home. Mary Jane Eaton, lay minister, will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in Benson.

Memorial contributions in memory of Henry, may be given to the Vermont Association of the Blind through the funeral home office at P.O. Box 86, Fair Haven, 05743. 


Florence Finnell

BRATTLEBORO – Florence "Flossie" Finnell, 64, a lifelong resident of the Brattleboro area, died Tuesday at her home after a long illness.

She was born March 23, 1935, in Brattleboro, daughter of Oliver and Elizabeth (LaValley) LaValley.

She was raised and educated in Brattleboro and attended St. Michael’s School. She was a former resident of Putney.

For several years she worked at the Holton Home as a nurse’s aid, retiring in 1997.

She was married to John E. Finnell on June 4, 1955, in Brattleboro. He died in 1993.

Mr. Finnell was a communicant of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. She was an active volunteer of the Retried Senior Volunteer Program in Brattleboro and volunteered at Linden Lodge Nursing Home.

She enjoyed traveling, the ocean and crafts.

Survivors include four daughters, Karen Caldwell of Mesa, Ariz., Maureen Finnell of Gill, Mass., Gail Clark of Vernon and Kelley Bucossi of Brattleboro; three sisters, Mildred Nebelski of Bernardston, Mass., Theresa Finnell and Beatrice Goodenough, both of Brattleboro; a half-sister, Frances LaFountain of Ellenburg Depot, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Bernadette Leclaire and Winifred Powers; a brother, Harold LaValley; and three half-sisters, Bettie Goodenough, Irene Dove and Lillian Bebelski.

The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Walnut Street. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 and 9 p.m. at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home, 40 Terrace St. A Catholic vigil service will be held at 8 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of Vermont, 100 Dorset St., 13, South Burlington, 05403, or the Windham County Humane Society, 916 West River Road, Brattleboro, 05301.


Henry W. Ford

GRANVILLE, N.Y. – Henry W. Ford, 83, died Tuesday.

Arrangements are pending with the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville.


Lillian M. Glaze

KILLINGTON – Lillian Margaret Glaze, 88, died Tuesday at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born May 1, 1911, in Holyoke, Mass., daughter Earl J. and Laura (Rael) Brewer.

She attended Holyoke grade schools and graduated from Torrington (Conn.) High School.

She was married to Horace E. Glaze on April 27, 1962.

Mrs. Glaze worked for nine years for the Southern New England Telephone Co. in Torrington. She moved in 1961 with her husband to Killington, where they built, owned and operated the Red Rob Inn. Together they also owned Boxwood Inc., a construction business. The Glaze’s built and developed Glazebrook Town Houses in Killington.

Mrs. Glaze was a member of the Sherburne United Church of Christ, Sherburne Women’s Club, and the West Bridgewater/Sherburne Home Dem, and was an active community volunteer.

Survivors include her husband of Killington; two daughters, Barbara Guy of Aspen, Colo., and Judith Wright of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Everett Brewer.

The funeral will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sherburne United Church of Christ in Killington by the Rev. Donald Harpster. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Killington.

Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Contributions may be made to the Sherburne United Church of Christ, in care of Ron Willis, 175 Stage Road, Killington, 05751, or the Sherburne Fire/First Response, P.O. Box 99, Killington.


Elizabeth L. Howland

GRANVILLE, N.Y. – Elizabeth L. Howland, 78, died Tuesday at the Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vt.

She was born April 1, 1921, in Middle Granville, daughter of Archie and Sarah (Wright) Batease.

Mrs. Howland was retired from Sherwood Medical in Argyle.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Howland of Wells, Vt.; a daughter, Linda Howland of Granville; two brothers, Clifford Batease Sr. of Castleton and George Batease of Salem; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond R. Howland; and a sister, Ella McWayne.

The funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, by the Rev. William Johnston. Burial will be held in Wells Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Granville Rescue Squad.


Dorothea L. Pelton

VERNON – Dorothea L. Pelton, 91, a resident of Vernon Hall, died Tuesday at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor after a long illness.

She was born Dec. 26, 1908, in Hamden, Conn., daughter of Charles H. and Josephine (Druen) Lewis.

She attended schools in Putnam Valley, N.Y., and graduated from Drum Hill High School in Peekskill, N.Y., in 1925. She later graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y., in 1929.

She was married to George D. Pelton Jr., on April 19, 1935, in New York City. He died in 1990.

She taught home economics at Monticello High School in Monticello, N.Y. She was associated with Lewis Brothers Inc., a woodworking mill in West Rupert, which was established by her father and uncles.

Mrs. Pelton was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Brattleboro Chapter. She was a volunteer at Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, N.Y., and the Dorset Nursing Association.

Survivors include three sons, John C. Pelton of West Rupert, Jeffrey L. Pelton of Weathersfield and James Pelton of Pittsgrove, N.J.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Charles H. Lewis Jr.

The funeral will be private and burial will be held in Evergreen Cemetery in Salem, N.Y.

Contributions may be made to the Dorset Nursing Association, P.O. Box 549, Dorset, 05251, Attn: Merriom, or to Vernon Hall, Vernont, 05354.

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

March 22

Ronald G. Fournier

WINDSOR – Ronald G. Fournier, 46, died Wednesday at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor.

He was born Nov. 1, 1953, in Windsor, son of Germain and Anita (Turgeon) Fournier.

He graduated from Windsor High School in 1971 and attended Norwich University in Northfield.

Mr. Fournier was the manager of the paint department at Handyman Hardware Store in Chula Vista, Calif., for three years. He then managed Jim’s Paint & Wallpaper Store in St. Johnsbury for more than seven years before moving to Florida, where he worked as a commercial sales representative for a paint store. He later moved back to Windsor, where he was a customer service representative for a wallpaper company. He had owned and operated Jim’s Paint & Wallpaper Store in Windsor since 1993.

Mr. Fournier was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor.

Survivors include his parents of Enfield, N.H.; two sisters, Patricia Sottile of Rochester, Mich., and Debra Quintana of Williston; and three nieces and two nephews.

The funeral Mass will be held Saturday at noon at St. Francis Church of Windsor by the Rev. Paul N. Belhumeur. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery in Windsor.

Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that Masses be said in Mr. Fournier’s memory.


W. Crocker Herrick Jr.

BRAINTREE – W. Crocker Herrick Jr., 69, died Wednesday at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.

He was born Feb. 5, 1931, in Melrose, Mass., son of Warren C. and Elizabeth (Kelley) Herrick.

He graduated from Melrose High School in 1949. He later graduated from Episcopal Divinity School in Amherst, Mass.

Mr. Herrick served with the U.S. Air Force in Korea.

He was an Episcopal priest for many years, serving in Nebraska, Wyoming, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

He married Francis B. Robertson on Dec. 8, 1978, in Massachusetts. They moved to Royalton in 1979, where he was director of the South Royalton Senior Center until his retirement in 1997. The Herricks moved to Braintree in 1988.

Mr. Herrick was a avid reader and enjoyed history and cooking.

Survivors include his wife of Braintree; three sons, W. Crocker Herrick III and Peter Herrick, both of Montpelier, and Robert Herrick of Cabot; a daughter, Beth Herrick of Montpelier; a stepson, Scott Robertson of Phoenix, Ariz.; three stepdaughters, Linda Wright of Lake Oswago, Ore., Lori Robertson of Westport, Mass., and Kelly Guyette of North Providence, R.I.; a brother, John Herrick of Montana and New Zealand; a sister, Carol Herrera of Guatemala; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Janet Herrick of Montpelier.

A gathering will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South Royalton Senior Center.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Vermont Department of Libraries Special Services Unit, 578 Paine Turnpike North, Berlin, 05602.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.


Ora C. Lewis

POMFRET – Ora Cobb Lewis, 86, died Wednesday on the family farm in Pomfret.

He was born Nov. 25, 1913, in Pomfret, son of Robbin J. and Mollie G. (Cobb) Lewis.

Mr. Lewis graduated from Woodstock High School in 1932 and the Vermont School of Agriculture in Randolph Center in 1933.

He was a dairy farmer his entire life.

Mr. Lewis was a member of the Prosper Community Club and the Prosper Baseball Team. He was also a member of the Bellows Falls Cooperative Creamery, the Yankee Milk, serving as representative, the Eastern Breeders Association, serving as a New England representative, and the Agway Advisory Committee.

He was a town lister and zoning administrator for the town of Pomfret.

Survivors include four children, James S. Lewis of Pomfret, Leslie C. Lewis of Ames, Iowa, Philip O. Lewis of Barnard and Ann L. Wynia of Pomfret; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Estelle C. Lewis, who died in 1998; a brother, Carl Lewis; and two sisters, Dorothy Proctor and Rachel Quinn.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the North Universalist Chapel Society in Woodstock. The Rev. Louise Ulrich will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Prosper Community Club, in care of Martha Leonard, P.O. Box 54, Woodstock, 05091.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home, 1 Rose Hill, Woodstock.


A. Francesca Slattery

Antoinette Francesca Slattery, 57, wife of Patrick Slattery, died Wednesday at her home in Rutland.

The funeral is pending for Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Friends may call Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Aldous Funeral Home, 44 N. Main St., Rutland.

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

A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.

March 23

Walter A. McLaren Jr.

Walter A. McLaren Jr., 76, of Rutland died Thursday at his home after a long illness.

He was born Feb. 1, 1924, in Maple Hill, N.Y., son of Walter and Margarite (Walker) McLaren Sr.

After his mother died, he was raised by his grandmother, Emma McLaren, in Maple Hill.

He graduated from New Paltz High School in New York in 1943.

Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II with the Darby Rangers Unit. He was the recipient of five bronze battle stars.

He was married to Kathryn Lemma on Aug. 10, 1947.

Mr. McLaren moved from Yonkers, N.Y., to Rutland in 1963.

He owned and operated Walt’s Texaco until 1967 and then worked at the General Electric Co. until his retirement in 1989. He operated McLaren’s Sharpening Service from his home.

Mr. McLaren was a member of St. Peter’s Church, Rutland Senior Citizens, the Senior Choir and American Legion Post 31. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 648 and a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose 1122.

Survivors include his wife of Rutland; a sister, Virginia Steward of Boonville, N.Y.; a niece; and a nephew.

He was predeceased by a sister, Martha Talmadge.

A memorial Mass will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church.

Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Church Renovation Fund, 134 Convent Ave., Rutland, 05701, or the Rutland County Humane Society, Stevens Road, Pittsford, 05763.

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

 

March 24
March 25

Francis E. Crawford

ROCKINGHAM – Francis E. Crawford, 78, died Saturday at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield.

He was born June 8, 1921, in Rutland, son of Frank and Maude (Archer) Crawford.

He graduated from Rutland High School.

Mr. Crawford was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He worked as a machinist for Whitney Blake in Bellows Falls and was a member of the National Riffle Association and the Rod and Gun Club in Chester.

Mr. Crawford was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn (Raymond) Crawford of Rockingham; six sons, Randy Crawford and Travis Crawford, both of Springfield; Eric Crawford of Westminster, Frank Crawford of Florida, Joe Crawford of St. Johnsbury and Robert Crawford of Shaftsbury; three daughters, Cindy Allison of St. Johnsbury, Linda Gauthier and Charlotte Crawford, both of Bennington; two sisters, Beverly Grover of Arlington and Gert Baron of West Rutland; two brothers, Clayre Crawford of Arlington and Joe Crawford of Vernon, Conn.; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Barbara and Megan; and two brothers, Bill and Gerry.

The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. Burial will be held in the Veterans Cemetery in Randolph.

Friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.


Dylan Hoover

BRANDON – Dylan (Hart) Hoover, 42, died Saturday at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington after a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 20, 1957, in Lancaster, N.H., daughter of Harvey and Dorothy Hart.

She was raised by her grandparents, Otis and Dorothy Hart of Lancaster.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Keene (N.H.) State College and her master’s degree from the University of Hawaii.

Mrs. Hoover was employed as a librarian at Middlebury College at the time of her death.

She enjoyed gardening, landscaping, architecture and traveling.

Survivors include her husband, Dan Hoover of Brandon; a son, Alex Hoover of Brandon; a daughter, Dana Hoover of Brandon; her parents of Whitefield, N.H.; three sisters, Debbie Levesque of Concord, N.H., Kimberly Robert of Scarborough, Maine, and Chris Murphy of Kennebunk, Maine.

She was predeceased by her grandparents.

Contributions may be made to the Rutland County Humane Society, Stevens Road, Pittsford, 05763, or Books for Neshobe Elementary School Library, Forest Dale, 05745, or Books for Otter Valley Union High School, Route 7 South, Brandon, 05733.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Mead Chapel at Middlebury College in Middlebury.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson Funeral Service in Middlebury.

 


Victoria N. Tirrell

RANDOLPH – Victoria Nunn Tirrell, 98, died Saturday at Menig Extended Care.

She was born Jan. 13, 1902, in Cambridge, Mass., daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (McFadden) Nunn.

She attended Cambridge Latin School, graduated from Somerville High School, and attended Harvard College.

She married D. Bradford Tirrell in 1933, and they lived in Hingham, Mass., before moving to Randolph in 1939.

Mrs. Tirrell was a personal secretary for the president of the Stetson Shoe Company. During the 1940s, she was an active member of the Gifford Hospital Auxiliary and created the Randolph Center Chapter of the Girl Scouts, acting as their leader. In 1954, she created the Gifford Hospital Thrift Shop, with which she remained active until the 1980s.

Mrs. Tirrell was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and was church treasurer from 1945 to 1955. She also helped create St. Margaret’s Guild and the annual church bazaar. She was a charter member of the Randolph Garden Club and served as president from 1970 to 1971. She won several awards in the flower arranging category as well as the Vermont Garden Club’s Civic Beatification Award.

She was also an active volunteer for the Vermont Cancer Association and the Vermont Heart Association.

Mrs. Tirrell enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include a nephew and two nieces.

She was predeceased by her husband; two sisters, Gretchen Deck and Mary Nunn; and a brother, Kenneth Nunn.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church by the Rev. Timothy Eberhardt. Burial will be held at a later date in Whiting Cemetery in Whiting, Maine.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home.

 


Richard H. Whitney

SPRINGFIELD – Richard H. Whitney, 73, died Saturday at his home.

He was born May 22, 1926, in Montgomery Center, son of Walter and Eunice (Houghten) Whitney.

He graduated from Springfield High School in 1944 and from St. Louis University.

Mr. Whitney entered the U.S. Air Force in 1948 and served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired after 30 years of service.

He worked for the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department in Maine for several years. He later owned a florist shop in Bangor, Maine, and operated his own restaurant in Manchester, N.H. For the past four years he had lived in Springfield and had been self-employed as a floral design consultant.

Survivors include a son, Dale P. Whitney of Springfield; his former wife, Helga (Krippendorft) Whitney of Jackson, Miss.; two stepdaughters, Carolyn of California and Patty Knox of Lawrence, Mass.; two brothers, Raymond Nourse of Springfield and Frederick Nourse of Oceanside, Calif.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his second wife, Rita (Gillis) Whitney; a brother, Charles Nourse Jr.; and a stepson, Paul Gillis.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Memorial Chapel by the Rev. James M. Shea, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

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

 

March 26

Louise M. Jaird

LUDLOW – Louise M. Jaird, 90, died Sunday at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow after a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 24, 1910, in Healdville, daughter of Archie and Minnie (Little) Clokey.

She attended schools in Healdville and made her home in the Ludlow community for more than 50 years.

She was a longtime member and communicant of the Church of the Annunciation in Ludlow.

Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting and gardening.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Jaird of Ludlow; a son, Francis Jaird of Big Spring, Texas; a brother, Levi Clokey of Caldwell, Idaho; a sister, Emma Pike of Ludlow; three grandsons; two great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick C. Jaird in 1937; three brothers and five sisters.

The funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Annunciation in Ludlow, by the Rev. Robert Richardson, pastor. A luncheon will follow at the Parish Center. Entombment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery Vault in Springfield with burial to be held at a later date in Pleasantview Cemetery in Ludlow.

Visiting hours will be private.

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

 


William J. Wilcox

BENNINGTON – William J. Wilcox, 82, died Sunday at the Vermont Veterans Home after a long illness.

He was born May 6, 1917, in West Fairlee, son of Robert and Minnie (Grenier) Wilcox.

He attended schools in Washington, Vt.

Mr. Wilcox was a U.S. Army World War II veteran serving in the field artillery from 1941 to 1945.

He had worked at the Woolen Mills in Hartford and later as a carpenter in Northfield.

Survivors include a sister, Mildred A. Clift of Barre; and several nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home by the Rev. John Foster, chaplain. Burial will be held at the Vermont Veterans War Memorial Cemetery at the Vermont Veterans Home.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home, in care of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.

March 27

Albert B. Cushing

BENNINGTON – Albert B. Cushing, 82, died Monday at the Vermont Veterans Home after a long illness.

He was born Oct. 7, 1917, in Bennington, son of Albert and Nancy (Toomey) Cushing.

He attended school in Bennington.

Mr. Cushing was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

He had worked at William H. Morse Construction Co. and Burrington Construction.

Mr. Cushing’s hobbies included hunting and fishing, and he was a New York Yankees fan.

Survivors include two brothers, George J. Cushing of Bennington and Joseph Cushing of Bridgewater, N.J.; a sister, Mary Clifford of Bennington; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home by the Rev. Michael A. Demasi, chaplain. Burial will be held in the Vermont Veterans War Memorial Cemetery at the Vermont Veterans Home.

Friends may call Wednesday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the chapel.

Contributions may be made to the Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home or the Bennington Rescue Squad, in care of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.


Roger G. Eastman Sr.

WEATHERSFIELD BOW – Roger G. "Roddy" Eastman Sr., 51, died Monday at home after a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 18, 1948, in Springfield, son of Roger W. and Doris (Graham) Eastman.

He attended grade school in Ascutney and later Springfield High School, graduating from the Springfield Co-op Machine Course in 1966.

Mr. Eastman worked at the Jones and Lamson Machine Tool Co. in Springfield for many years. He later worked for the Needham Corp. in North Hartland. For the past 11 years he worked for Luminescent Systems of Lebanon, N.H. For most of his life, he had remained an active part of the family dairy farm on Route 5, in his spare time.

He had been a lifelong resident of the community and was a member of the Springfield Moose Lodge 679 and a former member of the Windsor Elks Club.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Alexander) Eastman of Weathersfield; his father, Roger W. Eastman of Weathersfield; his stepmother, Marian Eastman of Springfield; three sons, Roger G. Eastman Jr. of Tennessee, Justin Eastman and Graham Eastman, both of Windsor; a daughter, Shawna Eastman of Hartland; two adopted sons, Nick Eastman of Weathersfield and Verne Eastman of Texas; an adopted daughter, Tanya Eastman of Hartland; two brothers, Gary Eastman and Leighton Eastman, both of Weathersfield; two sisters, Eileen Quackenbush of Salem, N.Y., and Suzanne Johnson of Springfield; a stepsister, Nan Reed of Lebanon, N.H.; a stepbrother, John Van Hoesen of Cuttingsville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Perkinsville Community Church by the Rev. Harry L. Peatt, pastor. A reception will follow the service in the church vestry. Burial will be held at a later date in Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville.

Calling hours will be private.

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 in Springfield.


Julia Frazier

PROCTOR – Julia Frazier, 72, died Monday at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Proctor, daughter of John and Mary (Poliachik) Pokorady.

She graduated from Proctor High School in 1945.

Mrs. Frazier worked for the Vermont Marble Co., in Proctor for 26 years as a customer service representative in production control.

She was a member of St. Dominic’s Church, a volunteer at Rutland Regional Medical Center and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was also active in youth activities in Proctor.

Mrs. Frazier was a seamstress and an upholsterer.

Survivors include her husband, William M. Frazier; two daughters, Linda Doty of Proctor and Judy Phillips of St. Paul, Minn.; a sister, Mary Capobianco of Zephyrhills, Fla.; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Debbie Frazier, in 1956.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic’s Church in Proctor. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Proctor.

Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.


Luke C. Miller

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Luke Chester Miller, 46, died Monday in Dummerston.

He was born Dec. 15, 1953, in Bridgeport, Conn., son of Jeanne (Walsh) and Luke Miller Jr.

Mr. Miller was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in 1972.

He had previously worked for Farrell Corp., Fagan’s Restaurant and Raybestos.

Survivors include a son, Daniel Miller of Las Vegas; his father; a brother, Scott Miller of West Haven, Conn.; two sisters, Lynn Miller of Franklin, Tenn., and Christine Colomb of Bennington; a grandmother, Annette Miller of Keene, N.H.; two grandchildren; a niece and nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his mother.

A service of remembrance will be held at the convenience of the family.

 


Edmund J. Momaney Sr.

BRATTLEBORO – Edmund J. Momaney, 72, a lifelong resident of the area, died Monday at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 8, 1927, in Brattleboro, son of Dolphis and Edna (Cloutier) Momaney.

He was raised and educated in Brattleboro and attended St. Michael’s School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II who was stationed in the European Theater working as a graves registration tech with the 14th Infantry, 71st Division.

He married Mona M. Dove on Feb. 18, 1950, in Brattleboro.

Mr. Momaney worked for more than 50 years as a professional painter, 18 years of which he was affiliated with his brother at Momaney Painters. He had previously worked at Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates until the company closed.

Mr. Momaney attended St. Michael’s Catholic Church and was a former member of the American Legion, Brattleboro Post 5.

He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

Survivors in addition to his wife include four sons, Philip Momaney of Brattleboro, Edmund Momaney Jr. of Marlboro, Gary Momaney of North Westminster and Stephen Momaney of Hinsdale, N.H.; a daughter, Sharon Momaney of Hinsdale; four brothers, Richard Momaney of Brattleboro, Walter Momaney of Hinsdale, Ralph Momaney of Vernon and Francis Momaney of Dummerston; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Rita Woodman; and a brother, Clifford Momaney.

The funeral Mass will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Walnut Street. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home, 40 Terrace St., Brattleboro. A vigil service will be held at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont, 100 Dorset St., #13, South Burlington, 05403.


Jessamena W. Orizzonto

LEBABON, N.H. – Jessamena W. Orizzonto, 82, died Monday at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, N.H.

She was born Dec. 22, 1917, in White River Junction, Vt., daughter of Sabino W. and Antoinette (Anzelone) Romano.

She graduated from Hartford High School in 1936.

She married Dr. Homer B. Wilson on March 31, 1945. After his retirement they moved to Sanbornton, N.H., and built a home on Lake Winnisquam, where she lived for 37 years. He died in 1964. She was married to John Orizzonto on May 6, 1971, in White River Junction and they lived on the lake and at their farm in North Hartland, Vt. He died in 1981. She continued to live on the farm for six years and in 1987 she moved to Lebanon.

Mrs. Orizzonto worked as a dental assistant and office manager for Dr. Roland P. Leahy at the Laconia Medical Center for three years. She later worked as a secretary for the State of New Hampshire Department of Education at the Rehabilitation Center at the Laconia State School, retiring in 1971.

She enjoyed fishing and hunting.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon, the National Association of Federal Employees, Chapter 1913, in White River Junction, and was also a past member of the Catholic Daughters in Laconia.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary R. Gempka of West Lebanon and Violet Maghee of Augusta, Ga.; a brother, Sabino W. Roman of Alexandria, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by seven sisters, Sister Mary Assumpta, Frances Jordan, Olympia Romano, Lena Romano, Rose R. Mans, Margaret Romano and Annie Romano; and a brother, Alfonzo Romano.

The funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in White River Junction. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction.


George G. Smith

George Gaines Smith of Rutland died March 27, 2000, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Nov. 13, 1909, in New Rochelle, N.Y., the son of Henry G. Smith and Helen Clarke Smith.

On Oct. 5, 1935, he married Virginia Pierce.

He graduated from Phillips Andover Academy in 1927 and attended Yale University – The Sheffield School, class of 1931.

He was head of the trust department of the Clement National Bank until it was sold in 1939. Since 1939 he was a self-employed trust officer.

Active throughout his life in golf, he served as treasurer of the Rutland Country Club for 30 years, was a former president of the Vermont State Golf Association and New England Golf Association. In addition, he was co-founder and president of the Vermont Golf Scholarship Fund and a former committee man for the United States Golf Association. Locally, he was a former treasurer of Trinity Episcopal Church, president and treasurer of the Rutland Fair Association, treasurer and director of the Rutland Hospital, and director of the Rutland Herald.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Pierce G. Smith of Rutland; a son, Attorney Richard S. Smith of Wallingford; grandsons, Michael W. Smith of Rutland, Scott G. Smith of New York City and Jared P. Smith of New York City; a granddaughter, Erika Anne Smith of Wallingford; a great-grandson, Henry Gaines Smith of New York City; and his brother, Attorney R. Clarke Smith of Rutland. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Henry G. Smith II; and his sister, Helen Smith Gale of Bronxville, N.Y.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Tossing Funeral Home.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church on March 29, 2000, at 2 p.m.

The family has requested that contributions be made to the Vermont Golf Scholarship Fund, Inc., in care of Joseph Rizio, P.O. Box 339, Manchester, 05255 


Teruo Yoshimura

NORTH BENNINGTON – Teruo "Teddy" Yoshimura, 62, died Monday at Crescent Manor Care Centers after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 2, 1938, in Hiroshima, Japan, son of Esabulo and Rikae Yoshimura.

He attended schools in Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Yoshimura immigrated to the United States in 1961 and worked in New York City as a chef for eight years. He moved to New Lebanon, N.Y., and worked at Shuji’s Restaurant for three years. He then established Yoshi’s Restaurant on Route 7 in Hoosick, N.Y., which he owned and operated with Kimoko S. Foster for more than 28 years.

He enjoyed traveling, horseracing, boxing and going to casinos.

Survivors include a brother, Hiroyuki Yoshimura of Hiroshima; two sisters, Satsuko Omohmi and Etsuko Misono, both of Tokyo; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his companion, Kimoko S. Foster; a brother, Nobumamsa Yoshimura; and a sister, Kakazko Shottenkirk.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the North Bennington Congregational Church by the Rev. Penny Rich Smith, pastor. Burial will be held in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from noon until the time of the service at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home.

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

 

March 28

Richard R. Kennett Sr.

CHESTER – Richard R. Kennett Sr., 63, died Tuesday at his home.

He was born Oct. 5, 1936, in East Hygate, son of Joseph A. and Ida L. (Raymond) Kennett.

He attended schools in Franklin.

Mr. Kennett worked in farming in northern Vermont, owned and operated Kennett & Son Dry Wall for six years in Cambridgeport, and worked for Putney Paper in Putney.

He married Melinda Tallman on July 3, 1990, in South Acworth, N.H.

Survivors include his wife of Chester; three sons, Richard R. Kennett Jr. of Putney, Scott P. Kennett of Springfield and Shane L. Kennett of Chester; three brothers, Clifton Kennett of Vernon, Neil Kennett of Iowa and Arthur Kennett of Charlestown, N.H.; two sisters, Elaine Lockerby of Grafton and Rita Blodgett of Bellows Falls; and seven grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother, Austin Kennett; and two sisters, Susan Wilson and Geraldine Barrett.

The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Bellows Falls.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

 


Alice C. Olmstead

BRATTLEBORO – Alice Caroline Olmstead, 72, died Tuesday at Eden Park Nursing Home, where she had lived for the past two and a half years.

She was born Feb. 16, 1928, in Island Pond, daughter of Arthur and Jeannette (Gagne) Daniels.

She was raised and educated in Claremont, N.H., where she attended St. Mary’s Parochial School.

She married Rowland D. Wheeler. She later married Cleo Olmstead on Dec. 12, 1959. He died in 1979.

Mrs. Olmstead was a weaver most of her working career and had worked for Troy Mills and Wallingford Mills, both of Keene, N.H. Previously she had worked for the Princess Shoe Co. and Sprague and Carlton Inc., also in Keene. She had also worked at the Book Press in Brattleboro.

She was a member of Faith Ministries and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Brattleboro Aerie 2445.

She enjoyed playing bingo and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Olmstead of Keene, Linda Haselton of Brattleboro and Caroline Wheeler-Zurmuhlen of Westmoreland, N.H.; two stepsons, John Olmstead of Troy, N.H., and Edward Olmstead of Florida; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, William Daniels.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home, 40 Terrace St., by the Rev. Walter W. White, pastor of Faith Ministries. Burial will be held in Monadnock View Cemetery in Keene.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Windham County Humane Society, 916 West River Road, Brattleboro, 05301.

 


Lucille E. Reed

MIDDLEBURY – Lucille Edith Reed, 73, died Tuesday at Helen Porter Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 16, 1926, in Middlebury, daughter of Hollice and Nellie (Tatro) Benoit.

She worked at the Van Raalte, Polymer’s Plastic and Middlebury Vending.

Survivors include a goddaughter, Linda Provencher; and several cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred S. Reed, who died in 1992.

A graveside memorial service will be held in the spring in Prospect Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson Funeral Home in Middlebury.


Cheryl L. Royce

DANIELSON, Conn. – Cheryl L. Royce, 39, died Tuesday at Raven Lawn Group Home in Danielson.

She was born on Jan. 1, 1961, in Norwich, daughter of Gerald W. and Helen (Gaynon) Royce.

Survivors in addition to her parents include a sister, Patti Robinson of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Gerald Royce of Plainfield; several aunts, uncles, cousins; and a nephew.

A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at in Evergreen Cemetery in Central Village.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the ARC of Quinebaug Valley, 218 Pomfret St., Putnam, 06260.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Tinninghast Funeral Home, Danielson.

 


Bruce W. Sharby Sr.

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. – Bruce W. Sharby Sr., 64, a former resident of Bennington, died Tuesday in Charlestown.

He was born Aug. 5, 1935, in Keene, N.H., son of Frederick P. and Hortense (Chaubonau) Sharby.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served in the Korean War.

He married Donna Macomber on Jan. 11, 1974, in Greenfield, Mass. She died on Dec. 18.

Mr. Sharby was a self-employed appliance technician, retiring in 1995.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 13 in Bennington.

He enjoyed hunting.

Survivors include three daughters, Michelle Bishop of West Pawlet, Debbie Sharby of Irving, Mass., and Lynn Sharby of Westfield, Mass.; four sons, Bruce W. Sharby Jr. and Christopher Sharby, both of Bennington, and Keith and Kevin Sharby, both of Greenfield; two sisters, Pauline L. Bulman of South Deerfield, Mass., and Winnie Lamoureaux of Greensboro, N.C.; and 18 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, Bruce Sharby Jr.; and a brother, Frederick P. Sharby Jr.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael A. Demasi. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Keene. Burial will be held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Keene.

Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, in care of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.

 


Hugh E. Weld

WILDER – Hugh E. Weld, 93, died Tuesday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born Aug. 30, 1906, in Berkshire, son of J. Emmette and Ethel (Grant) Weld.

He graduated from Enosburg Falls High School in 1923 and attended Coyne Electrical School in Chicago for electrical engineering.

Mr. Weld worked at the Hannawa Falls Power Plant in Hannawa Falls, N.Y., for several years. He worked for the New England Power Company from 1930 retiring in 1968 as assistant supervisor at the Wilder Station in Wilder. During the opening ceremony of the Comerford Station dam in East Barnett, Mr. Weld started the generators with then President Roosevelt.

He married Helen Kimball in 1928. She died in 1984.

Mr. Weld was a member of the Greater Hartford United Church of Christ in Hartford Village and a member of the White River Lions Club, serving on the board of directors. He also served on the District 45 Cabinet in 1971 and 1972 as well as on the Youth Exchange Committee. He was the recipient of a Melvin Jones Fellow and in 1996 was awarded the Leadership Metal from the president of the Lion International.

Survivors include a brother, Floyd C. Weld of Richford; and two nephews and two nieces.

He was predeceased by a son, Keith E. Weld, who died in 1958.

The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction. Burial will be held at a later date in Center Cemetery in Berkshire.

Friends may call Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Greater Hartford United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 265, Hartford, 05047.

 

March 29

Philip E. Bailey

WHITE CREEK, N.Y. – Philip E. Bailey, 58, a former longtime resident of North Bennington, Vt., died Wednesday at Albany Veterans Hospital after a long illness.

He was born April 10, 1941, in Bennington, son of Frank and Daphine (Restino) Bailey.

He graduated from Arlington High School in Arlington, Vt.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the Vermont National Guard for 18 years, until 1995.

Mr. Bailey was first married to Donna Loomis, who died in 1996. He later married Doreen (Derosia) Reed on May 16, 1998, in White Creek.

For 29 years he owned and operated Mr. Fix It, an appliance repair business in the Bennington area.

Mr. Bailey was a member of the American Legion Post 69 in Arlington, Veterans of Foreign Wars Harned Fowler Post in Manchester, Vt., Mount Anthony Lodge 13 F&AM in Bennington and Shriners Cairo Temple in Rutland, Vt. He was a life-member of the Bennington Moose Lodge 1223 in Bennington and a retired member of the North Bennington Fire Department.

He enjoyed camping and bowling and sponsored the Mr. Fix It bowling team for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his wife of White Creek; four daughters, Kimberly Arnold of Bennington, Melissa Davendonis of Hoosick Falls, Darcy Bollack of Johnsonville and Kelly Grignon of Lansingburgh; five stepchildren, Cindy Garvey of Ira, Vt., Michael Reed, Diana Gordon and Jeffrey Reed, all of Bennington, and Bruce Reed of Greenfield, Mass.; four granddaughters; 18 stepgrandchildren; and several brothers, sisters, step brothers, stepsisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Lisa Legacy.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home by the Rev. Penny Rich Smith, pastor of the North Bennington Congregational Church. Burial will be held in Rosewood Cemetery in White Creek.

Friends may call Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

The following organizations are asked to meet Friday at the funeral home to conduct services: Harned Folwer Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at 6:45 p.m.; Bennington Moose Lodge at 7 p.m.; American Legion Post 69 at 7:15 p.m.; Mt. Anthony Lodge 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and the North Bennington Fire Department at 7:45 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the Philip Bailey Memorial Fund, in care of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, 05201.

 


Irma R. Decker

ROCHESTER – Irma R. Decker, 89, died Wednesday at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.

She was born Oct. 31, 1910, in Durant, Iowa, daughter of Henry and Minnie (Belter) Rusher.

She graduated from Durant High School in 1928 and the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1932.

Mrs. Decker moved to New York state in 1932 and married Ellery K. Decker on July 4, 1936.

Mrs. Decker worked as a registered nursed for the Bainbridge Hospital in Bainbridge, N.Y., the Afton Hospital in Afton, N.Y., the Sidney Hospital in Sidney, N.Y., as an operating room nurse, and then for the Gelder Medical Group in Sidney, N.Y., for 20 years, retiring in 1979.

After her retirement she moved with her husband to Orlando, Fla. After the death of her husband in 1994, she moved to Vermont. In 1995, she moved to the Park House in Rochester.

She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, golfing and playing cards.

Survivors include a daughter, Norma Jean Decker of Randolph; three sisters, Mildred Steffen, Norma Ploen and Lucy Wells, all of Durant; a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and 21 nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Henry Rusher; and three sisters, Dorothy Bennett, Ruby Nesbitt and Lois Rusher.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Perk House in Rochester by the Rev. Beverly Anderson, pastor of the Rochester Federated Church.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to The Park House, 16 Park Row, Rochester, 05767.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.

 


Francis L. Fassett

FOREST DALE – Francis Loran "Jack" Fassett, 87, died Wednesday at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 4, 1912, in Libertyville, Ill., son of Francis E. and Anna Lucile (Holst) Fassett.

He came with his family to Vermont in 1916 and attended Forest Dale schools.

He married Grace Simpson on Feb. 15, 1936, in Leicester.

Mr. Fassett worked as a machine operator for Newton-Thompson Wooden Toy Manufacturing Co. in Forest Dale for more than 40 years. He later worked as a machine operator at Roller By Baker, also in Forest Dale, for 10 years, retiring in 1979.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a charter member of the Neshobe Old Time Fish & Game Club.

Survivors include his wife of Forest Dale; a son, Edwin F. Fassett of Forest Dale; a daughter, Patricia Forbes of Middlebury; a sister, Florence Brown of Middlebury; two grandson; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Forest Dale by the Rev. Gordon Bardos, rector. Burial will follow in Forest Dale Cemetery. A reception will follow in the church hall.

Friends may call Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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

 


Marcel E. Knowles

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. – Marcel "Mark" E. Knowles, 52, died Wednesday at his home.

He was born Dec. 2, 1947, in Lyndon, Vt., son of Kathryn (Duffy) Knowles.

He graduated from Bellows Falls High School in 1966.

He served in the U.S. Army 606 Ordinance Co. during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Knowles worked for Perrault’s Appliance in Bellows Falls, the Charlestown School District, Fall Mountain Motors in Westminster, Vt., and Green Mountain Railroad in Bellows Falls.

He was a former fireman in Alstead and a former member of the Elks 1619 in Bellows Falls and the American Legion in Alstead and Walpole.

He enjoyed going to the Claremont Speedway and Ford Mustangs.

Survivors include his mother of Charlestown; his companion, Harriett Webster of Charlestown; a brother, Duane Knowles of North Walpole; two nieces; and a nephew.

A graveside service will be held Saturday 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Drewsville.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Hospice of HCS, for patient care, P.O. Box 564, Keene, 03431.

 


Thomas E. Levins

QUINCEY, Ill. – Thomas E. Levins, 65, died Wednesday at the Veterans Home in Quincey.

He was born Feb. 24, 1935, in Rutland, Vt., son of Robert and Irma (Day) Levins.

He graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy and the University of Vermont.

Mr. Levins had lived in Illinois since 1982.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Crossman and Kimberlee Levins of Rutland; three sons, Thomas Levins of Concord, N.H., Scott Levins of San Francisco and Christopher Levins of Aurora, Colo.; four brothers, Robert Levins of Poultney, Vt., Joseph Levins of Santa Rosa, Calif., Harry Levins of Manchester, Mo., and John Levins of Virginia, Ill.; a sister, Mary Ann Rapozo of Lompoc, Calif.; five grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by an infant son, Kevin, who died in 1961.

Arrangements and burial are under the direction of the Veterans Administration in Illinois.

A remembrance service will be held in Rutland at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to the Mount St. Joseph Athletic Association, Convent Avenue, Rutland, 05701.

 


Arthur W. Morrison

WALPOLE, N.H. – Arthur W. Morrison, 64, died Wednesday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born Nov. 17, 1935, in Belfast, Maine.

He was a U.S. Marine veteran who served on the USS Intrepid during the Korean War.

Mr. Morrison was a musician, singer, songwriter, tree surgeon, police officer and truck driver and was distinguished with several citations for bravery.

He was a member of the American Legion in Walpole and the National Rifleman’s Association.

Mr. Morrison was an avid outdoorsman and founded and led several local country and western bands, and had toured and performed in Nashville, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor M. Morrison of Walpole; five sons, Richard A. Morrison of Oxford, Conn., Douglas J. Morrison of Seymour, Conn., Robert G. Morrison of La Jolla, Calif., Arthur W. Morrison Jr., of Winterville, N.C., and Neil Batterson of Big Fork, Mont.; two daughters, Amy Carrier of North Walpole and Colleen E. Morrison of Keene; two brothers, Edward Shaw of Grey, Maine, and Thomas Morrison of Saco, Maine; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, Vt. Burial will follow in Alstead Center Cemetery in Alstead Center.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home

 


Scott M. Murray

Scott M. Murray, 27, died Wednesday at Rutland Regional Medical Center after a battle with cancer.

He was born April 8, 1972, in Rutland, son of Phillip and Elizabeth (Taylor) Murray.

He worked as a machine operator by Experian Inc. before leaving because of ill health.

He was an avid sports fan.

Survivors include his father of Cuttingsville; his mother, Elizabeth Barnes of Daytona Beach, Fla.; his wife, Stephanie (Hier) Murray of Rutland; a son, Tyler Murray of Rutland; a sister, Ronna Murray of Rutland; a paternal grandmother, Velma Murray of Rutland; a nephew; and several aunts and uncles.

A private graveside service will be held in Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford at the convenience of the family.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Tyler Murray Trust Fund, in care of Stephanie Murray, 116 Maple St., Rutland, 05701.

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

 


Elizabeth Z. Redmond

WHITEHALL, N.Y. – Elizabeth (Libby) Zakrzewski Redmond, 79, died Wednesday at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 29, 1920, in West Rutland, Vt., daughter of Anthony and Josephine Zakrzewski.

She married Lawrence Redmond on Sept. 4, 1938. He died in 1988.

Mrs. Redmond worked as a seamstress for many years for the Whitehall Coat Shop and the Troy Guild both of Whitehall.

She had catered weddings and parties throughout the community and enjoyed cooking, baking, playing cards, gardening and bingo.

Survivors include four daughters, Sandra Angus, Eileen Breault, Jean Carr and Linda Redmond, all of Whitehall; a son, William Redmond of Whitehall; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Sophia Hewitt of South Glens Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley in 1951; four brothers and two sisters.

The funeral Mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Notre Dame Church of Whitehall by the Rev. William A. Gorman, pastor. Burial will be held in Greenmount Cemetery in Whitehall.

Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall.

A prayer service will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. by the Rev. Gorman.

Contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 105 Mill Road, Corinth, N.Y., 12822.

 


Bruce W. Sharby Sr.

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. – Bruce W. Sharby Sr., 64, a former resident of Bennington, Vt., died Wednesday at his home.

Arrangements are pending with the Mahar & Son Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.

 


David G. Van Buren

NEWBURY – David G. Van Buren, 75, died Wednesday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born May 14, 1924, in Elizabeth, N.J., son of Charles and Edith (Carmer) Van Buren.

He graduated from Bradford Academy in 1942.

Mr. Van Buren worked for a short time at the Bradford Veneer and Panel Company and then drove a truck for Whiting Dairy.

He moved to Cape May, N.J., and joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of American Union Local 1742. He also worked as a carpenter.

Mr. Van Buren moved back to Vermont in 1988 and married Polly (Rogers) Pike on July 26, 1991, in Wells River.

He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife of Newbury; a daughter, Linda Price of Strafford, Conn.; a stepdaughter, Candis Grant of Newbury; a stepson, Lawrence Pike of Newbury; a brother, H. Carmer Van Buren of Shelburne; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction.

 

March 30

Jay F. Bristol

TOWNSHEND – Jay Francis Bristol, 50, died Thursday at Grace Cottage Hospital after a battle with cancer.

He was born March 8, 1950, in Burlington, son of Joel G. and Ruby (Capen) Bristol.

A lifelong resident of the area, he was raised and educated in Townshend and graduated from Leland & Gray Seminary in 1968.

He was first married to Jacqueline Pare. He later married Barbara C. Moore on July 31 in Townshend.

Mr. Bristol was a self-employed caretaker who worked at the Townshend Common, Oakwood Cemetery and the Townshend Dam. During the winter he plowed snow for Paul Anderson Caretaking in the Windham area.

He was a member of the Townshend Fire Department for 15 years, was part-owner of the New England Tractor Pullers Association, was a member of Big Daddy’s Pulling Team and was a board member of the Townshend TV Cable Club.

Mr. Bristol was an avid NASCAR race fan. He also enjoyed working on cars, small engines and gardening.

Survivors in addition to his wife include his mother of Townshend; a daughter, Jennifer A. Bristol of Townshend; a stepson, Trevor Moore of Townshend; a stepdaughter, Emily Moore of Townshend; a grandson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father; and a brother, Kevin Bristol.

A celebration of life will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Townshend Church by the Rev. Nancy Wright, pastor, and a friend, Francis Willette, co-officiating. A reception will follow in the Townshend Town Hall. A private burial will be held in Oakwood Cemetery.

Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home, 40 Terrace St., Brattleboro.

Contributions may be made the Townshend Fire Department, Attn: Hans Russell, or Grace Cottage Hospital, Attn: Robert W. Backus, M.D., Route 35, Townshend, 05353.

 


Henry A. Lawton III

BRIDPORT – Henry Anthony Lawton III, 80, died Thursday at his home.

He was born April 13, 1919, in Scituate, R.I., son of Gertrude (Harrington) and Henry Lawton II.

He was a lifelong farmer in Rhode Island, taking over the family farm after the death of his father while still a teenager. He moved to Vermont in 1973 and farmed with his son Henry in Bridport until his death. In 1991, he and his family donated to the town of Scituate land from one of his farms to preserve open space.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Virginia; two daughters, Lynda Hamilton of Kathleen, Fla., and Lauren Mountford of Foster, R.I.; a son, Henry Lawton IV of Bridport; two brothers, Fred Lawton of Rhode Island and John Amell of Florida; a sister, Margaret Markunas of New Jersey, eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Cerchio; and a brother, James Amell.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Bridport Congregational Church by the Rev. Tim Franklin, pastor. A private burial will be held at a later date in Rhode Island.

Friends may call Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., Middlebury.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Bridport Historical Society, in care of Margaret Sunderland, Crown Point Road, Bridport, 05734, the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, 05602, or the Town Line First Response, P.O. box 82, Bridport, 05734.

 


Brenda L. Pennell

BRATTLEBORO – Brenda L. Pennell, 29, died Thursday at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 19, 1971, in Warwick, R.I., daughter of Catherine (Rathbun) and Millard Sisson Sr.

She attended schools in Warwick and Chester and was a former resident of Proctorsville. She had lived in Brattleboro since 1999.

She married James. L. Pennell on Dec. 31, 1995.

Survivors include her husband of Brattleboro; three daughters, Rebecca L. Pennell, Rachel L. Pennell and Megan L. Pennell, all of Brattleboro; her father of Warwick; her mother, Catherine Adams of Warwick; two brothers, Millard Sisson Jr. of Peacedale, R.I., and Michael Sisson of Warwick; four sisters, Janice Sisson of Chester, Roberta Cennamo of Pawtucket, R.I., Mildred Pelkey of Chester, and her twin sister, Kimberly Chase of Chester; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the West Brattleboro Baptist Church on Western Avenue. The Rev. Steve McClelland, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held in West Brattleboro Cemetery.

Friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Max E. Carr Funeral Home, 147 Western Ave., Brattleboro.

Contributions may be made to the Brenda Pennell Trust Fund, in care of First Vermont Bank and Trust Co., P.O. Box 446, Chester, 05143.

 


Albert S. Wu

DORSET – Albert S. Wu, 85, a longtime resident of New York, N.Y., died Thursday at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y.

He was born Feb. 25, 1915, in San Jose, Calif., son of Edward Wu.

The family moved to Maplewood, N.J., where Mr. Wu attended local schools. He earned a doctorate from Columbia University in 1940.

Mr. Wu worked for the Nabisco Co. for 30 years as a food chemistry specialist.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, RoseMarie (Graf) Wu; two daughters, Vivienne Smith of Dorset and Dagmar Haggerty of Plainsboro, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held in Maple Hill Cemetery in Dorset.

Contributions may be made to the America Red Cross, in care of the Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 85, Manchester Center, 05255.

 

March 31

Esther E. Baker

NORTH SPRINGFIELD – Esther E. Baker, 84, of North Springfield, died Friday after a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 31, 1915, in Danby, daughter of Harley and Jessie (Fitzgerald) Harrington.

She married Kenneth Baker in 1931.

Mrs. Baker was a wife and homemaker for more than 68 years.

Survivors include her husband of North Springfield; a son, Ronald Baker of Springfield; two daughters, Bernice Fettinger of Canoga Park, Calif., and Carol Koledo of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Edith McLellan and Maud Parker, both of Danby.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Wayne and Sylvester; by a sister, Laura Smith, and by a great-grandson.

At her request, there will be no funeral services. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Springfield Hospital Foundation and designated to benefit the Intensive Care Unit, P.O. Box 203, Springfield, 05156.

 


Howard M. Bardwell

RUTLAND – Howard M. Bardwell, 71, of Rutland, died March 31, 2000, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness.

He was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Rutland, the son of Melbouren and Mary E. (Packerd) Bardwell.

He was self-employed as a window washer for many years in the Rutland area. Mr. Bardwell was active in the Salvation Army for over 35 years, where he was a member of the color guard, and participated in the annual Kettle Drive.

Survivors include four sisters and two brothers: Helen Bardwell of Rutland, with whom he made his home; Mary Stone of Rutland; Ruth Hoague of Rhode Island; Alice Lion of Whitehall, N.Y; George Bardwell of Rutland; and Theodore Bardwell of Castleton. He is also survived by two nieces. A brother, Kenneth Bardwell, died in 1957.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army, 22 Wales St. in Rutland. Burial will follow at the East Clarendon Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Aldous Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Howard M. Bardwell Fund, P.O. Box 685, Rutland, VT 05702.

 


Melvin R. Crary

SPRINGFIELD – Melvin R. "Blondie" Crary, 77, died Friday at the Willowood Health Care Center in Williamstown, Mass., after a long illness.

He was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Springfield, son of Roy and Hazel (Butterfield) Crary.

He graduated from Springfield High School in 1940.

Mr. Crary enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and was honorably discharged soon thereafter for medical reasons.

He married Kathleen Sanders on Dec. 3, 1943, in Springfield.

Mr. Crary was a lifelong resident of the community and worked at the Parks and Woolson Machine Company for more than 42 years, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of the Springfield Elks Lodge 1560 for more than 50 years.

He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of Springfield; two daughters, Dianne Favreau of North Springfield and Carla Buxton of Springfield; two sons, David Crary of Fairfax and Lauren Crary of Flagler Beach, Fla.; a brother, Earl Crary of Springfield; a sister, Gertrude Brown of Weathersfield; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield. Members of the Springfield Elks Lodge will hold a service at 3 p.m. at the chapel.

A private burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to the Silver Towers, in care of the Springfield Elks Club, 49 Park St., Springfield, 05156, or the Willowood Health Care Center, 25 Adams Road, Williamstown, Mass., 01267.

 


Kenneth E. Crews

BENNINGTON – Kenneth E. Crews, 72, of Russert Drive, died March 31, 2000, at his home, after a long illness.

He was born April 28, 1927, in North Adams, Mass., the son of Nelson and Marion (Blaisedale) Crews. He attended school in North Adams.

Mr. Crews served in the SeaBees of the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a self-employed contractor in the area for many years.

He married Marion Brewer. She died in 1980. He later married Joan Lawson June 3, 1983, at St. Francis de Sales Church.

He enjoyed cooking, building furniture and raising house plants.

Survivors include his wife of Bennington; five children, Cheryl Bergendahl of Florida, Mass., Gary Crews of Clarksburg, Mass., Kathy Ascevich of Williamstown, Mass., Marcia Hornbeck of North Adams, Mass., and Kenneth Crews of Sarasota, Fla.; three step-children, Richard Lawson of Bennington, Corrina Lavitt of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Kelly Lawson of Boston, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be at Southview Cemetery in North Adams, Mass.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bennington Area Home Health and Hospice, c/o Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

 


Charlotte P. Geno

Charlotte Alice Howland Perkins Geno, 82, of Rutland, died March 31, 2000, at Mountain View Genesis Elder Care.

She was born Oct. 16, 1917, in Brandon, daughter of Gilbert Parsons and Anna Lunette (Bush) Howland.

Charlotte graduated from Brandon High School in 1936 and attended Bryant College in Rhode Island in 1938. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper at Eaton’s Esso. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Brandon and Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland.

Mrs. Geno was a member of the United Commercial Insurance Travelers Local 461 of Rutland, in which she served as ladies secretary and treasurer. She was a member of Phyllis Chapter 56 Order of Eastern Star in Rutland, and the Otter Valley Citizens Ban Radio Club of Rutland. In the 1950s she was active in the Dana School PTA.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Lewis Geno of Rutland; a daughter, Belinda Geno Wing and her husband, Daniel of Brewer, Maine; a daughter-in-law, Donna Perkins of Largo, Fla.; six granddaughters, Shari Perkins Williams and her husband, Lenny of Shrewsbury, Kathy Perkins St. Onge of Tampa, Fla., Arleen Perkins Smith and her husband, Frank of Rutland, Christine Wilcox Snyder of Malone, N.Y., Dawn Wheeler of Memphis, Tenn., and Olivia Mae Wing of Brewer; three grandsons, John Donald Perkins, and Timmy and Ricky Wing of Brewer; nine great-granddaughters, Donna Mae Rantanan and Charity Ann Smith, both of Rutland; Chantel, Amber and Britney Snyder, all of Malone; Jessica, Lacie and Christina of Memphis, and Caitlin Marie Perkins of Largo; two great-grandsons, Tommy J. Peel of Memphis and Freddie St. Onge of Tampa; a brother, Gilbert Bush Howland of Rutland; two sisters, Winifred Smith of Rutland and Judith Geno of Pittsford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, John D. Perkins in 1959; a daughter, Lunette Elizabeth Perkins in 1994; a son, Donald Antoine Perkins in 1995; and a sister, Shirley Mae Howland Lamb in 1986.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate, 7 Hegeman Avenue, Colchester, 05446.

The Tossing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.*

 


William S. Morse Sr.

William S. Morse Sr., 95, of Rutland, died Friday at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 18, 1904, in Haverhill, N.H., son of Albert and Mabel (Brooks) Morse.

He was a 1926 graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

He married Lois Cochran of Ryegate on Dec. 8, 1938.

Mr. Morse worked as a land surveyor and logging operator. He worked for Blandin & Glover and International Paper Company for 25 years. After retiring, he authored two books "A Country Life" and "Mix of Years."

Survivors include two sons, William Morse Jr. of Rutland and Lawrence Morse of Newmarket, N.H.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife.

At his request, there will be no services. Burial will take place in Blue Mountain Cemetery in Ryegate Corner.

Pearson Funeral Service in Lyndonville is in charge of arrangements.

 


Ilah I. Smith

ROCHESTER – Ilah I. Smith, 88, died Friday at the Mayo Health Care in Northfield.

She was born Dec. 10, 1911, in Fitch Bay, Quebec, Canada, daughter of Ralph and Cora (Longeway) Drew.

She attended schools in St. Johnsbury.

She married C. Smith Canning on Oct. 22, 1928, in Lyndonville. She later married Earl Smith of Southbury, Conn., in 1951. He died in 1991.

She had lived in Rochester and for 42 years in Newcomb, N.Y.

She was a former member of the Rochester Federated Church and the Quin-Town Senior Center in Hancock.

She enjoyed tatting, knitting, crocheting and jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine Sulham of Stockbridge and Nancy Amell of Bethel; a brother, Morris Drew of St. Johnsbury; a sister, Evelyn Cole of Grafton, N.H.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Norene Warner.

A graveside service will be held May 3, at 11 a.m. in Newcomb.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Mayo Nursing Home, Patient Activity Fund, 71 Richardson St., Northfield, 05663.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.

 

 

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