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Rutland Herald Obituaries 04/2000

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RH April 2000 Obituaries

Obituaries

April  2000

April 1
Dorothy M. Beaman

RUTLAND – Dorothy Maynard Beaman, 88, died April 1, 2000, at her home at The Meadows at East Mountain. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Rutland Herald. The Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home in Poultney is in charge of arrangements.

 


Dorothy M. Beaman

Mrs. Dorothy Maynard Beaman, 88, formerly of Port Charlotte, Fla., died suddenly Saturday morning at her residence at The Meadows of East Mountain in Rutland.

Mrs. Beaman was born in Massachusetts, on June 10, 1911, the daughter of the late Raymond and M. Agnes (Murphy) Maynard.

She was educated in the Boston school system and graduated from a secretarial school in Boston.

She and her husband, Willard G. Beaman, resided in Port Charlotte for 25 years. Mr. Beaman predeceased his wife on Nov. 5, 1995. After his death, she moved back to Poultney where she made her home with her daughter until moving to the Meadows at East Mountain in January 1997.

When Mrs. Beaman lived in Florida, she was a member of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church of Port Charlotte and an active member of the Port Charlotte Woman’s Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Joan B. Lewis of Poultney, her sister, Ruth McGlinchey of Warwick, R.I.; her four grandchildren, Sharon M. Whitcomb of Tunbridge, David B. Lewis of Poultney, Sarah Godfrey of Castleton and Rebecca Johnson of Pittsford; her eight great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.

She was predeceased by her husband, Willard G. Beaman, who died on Nov. 5, 1995, in Port Charlotte.

There will be no visiting hours.

A private graveside committal service will be conducted in the Union Cemetery in Laconia, N.H. A memorial service, which will be announced at a later date, will be conducted at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Castleton.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Beaman may be given to the Sunshine Fund of the Meadows, in care of The Meadows at East Mountain, 157 Heritage Hill Place, Rutland, 05701.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home of Poultney.*

 


Lillian A. Goebel

RUTLAND TOWN – Lillian A. Goebel, 84, of Rutland Town, died Saturday at Eden Park Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 6, 1915, in New York City, NY, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Schiebelhuth) Koteiwo.

Mrs. Goebel was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and active in the altar Guild, and the Women’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Survivors include her husband, Fred J. Goebel, Sr. of Rutland Town; a daughter, Irene Goebel of West Rutland; two sons, Richard W. Goebel of Los Angeles, and Fred J. Goebel, Jr. and his wife Mary, of Newtown, CT; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with Rev. William Howard, pastor, officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

Following the funeral, there will be a reception in the fellowship hall.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1 Hillside Road, Rutland, VT 05701.

Tossing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 


Priscilla A. Gray

BENNINGTON – Priscilla Ann Gray, 71, died Saturday at her home.

A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home. The Rev. Mary Lee-Clark, pastor of the Second Congregational Church, and Christian Science Reader Lance Mattison will officiate.

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

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

 


Ebba E. Severance

MANCHESTER Center- Ebba Elizabeth Severance, 98, died Saturday at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

She was born Nov. 16, 1901, in Karlshamn, Sweden, daughter of Karl O. and Emelie (Jonsson) Nilsson.

She attended school in Sweden. In 1923 she traveled to the United States via steamship.

She lived at the Equinox Terrace in Manchester Center for the past five years.

She married Cutler F. Severance in 1932. He died in 1984.

Mrs. Severance worked in domestic service in Hartford, Conn., for six years and later worked at the Wilbur Estate in Manchester.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manchester Center.

She enjoyed cooking and baking.

Survivors include a son, Warren Severance of Charlotte; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Folke Nilsson of Sweden; a sister, Lizzy of Sweden; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Manchester.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Manchester Rescue Squad or the First Baptist Church, care of Brewster Funeral Home, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, 05255.

 


Lorraine Welch

SHUSHAN, N.Y. – Lorraine Welch, 70, of Shushan, died Saturday at Albany Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born June 1, 1929, in Bennington, Vt., daughter of Arthur and Ruby (Baker) Gates.

She received her education in North Bennington and was a 1947 graduate of the former North Bennington High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Welch were married May 23, 1975, in Salem. He died in 1989.

She was employed at the former Warren Wire Co., Thomson Manufacturing and later at Eveready Battery until her retirement in 1988.

Mrs. Welch was a member of the Hill Country Cloggers and a former member of Three State Cloggers and Catamount Gadabouts.

Survivors include three daughters, Candace Rogers of Bennington, Colleen Gates of Hoosick Falls and Cindy Tifft of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pat Watson of Rutland and Florida, and Penelope Hawkins-Farrara of North Bennington; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by a sister, Eileen Carrier, and by a grandson.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington, with the Rev. Arthur Kingdon officiating. Burial will take place in White Chapel Cemetery in Bennington.

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

Contributions may be made to the Vermont Chapter of the American Heart Association through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 629 Main St., Bennington, 05201.

 

April 2

Hazel E. Dumas

HYDEVILLE – Hazel Edith Dumas, 84, died Sunday at her home in Hydeville.

She was born Dec. 8, 1915, in Windsor, daughter of Frederick and Edith (Thompson) Cole.

She married Marshall Dumas on Sept. 16, 1933, and together they owned and operated a dairy farm in Orwell for many years. Upon their retirement from farming, the couple relocated to Hydeville in 1969.

Mrs. Dumas was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Unit 648 of Rutland and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 of Fair Haven.

Survivors include two daughters, Esther Hier of Fair Haven and Shirley Derouchie-Lane of Hampton, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1977; by two sons, Wesley Dumas and Francis Dumas, and by a brother, Herbert Cole.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Durfee Funeral Home, 119 North Main St., Fair Haven. The Rev. J. Charles Durham, parish priest of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Castleton, will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Raphael Cemetery in Poultney.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division or to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate through the funeral home office at P.O. Box 86, Fair Haven, 05743.

 


Alfred T. Iannetti

GREENLAND, N.H. – Alfred T. Iannetti, 81, died Sunday at his home.

He was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Rutland, son of Charles A. and Romilda (Dellevenri) Iannetti.

Mr. Iannetti lived most of his life in Rutland, Vt., and was a graduate of Rutland High School.

He moved to Greenland 33 years ago to work at the Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard, where he was a tailor. He previously worked as a tailor in Rutland.

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

He was a life member of the Elks Lodge of Rutland and a member of the Portsmouth Country Club for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Iannetti of Greenland; two brothers, Italio Iannetti and Henry Iannetti, both of Rutland; three sisters, Clotilda Accorsi of North Clarendon, Vt., Helen Howard of Scotia, N.Y., and Emily Mercoglan of Schenectady, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Iannetti was predeceased by three brothers, Edward, Richard and Americo Iannetti.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Stockbridge Funeral Home, 141 Epping Road, Exeter. Burial will take place in Pleasant View Cemetery in Middletown Springs, Vt.

Friends may call Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Contributions may be made to the Seacoast Hospice, 10 Hampton Road, Exeter, 03833. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

 

April 28
Elizabeth P. Andrews

BURLINGTON – Elizabeth Burditt Parker Andrews, 91, died Thursday at the Burlington Health and Rehab Center.

She was born April 30, 1908, in Boston. Orphaned within months, she was adopted in 1913 by Carrie (Mason Burditt) of Pittsford and J. Earl Parker of West Rutland.

She grew up in Waban, Mass., and graduated from Newton High School in 1926. She graduated from Middlebury College in 1930.

Mrs. Andrews taught high school English for the next six years in Bristol and Cohasset, Mass., and in East Hartford, Conn. During summers she attended Middlebury’s Breadloaf School of English, from which she earned a master’s degree in 1935.

She was married to John T. Andrews in 1936, and they lived in Middlebury. The family spent summers in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Mrs. Andrews served the Girl Scouts at the state level and was an active member of the Middlebury Congregational Church and the Juniper Point Community Association in Boothbay.

She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox.

In 1996, she moved to the Converse Home in Burlington and in 1999 to the BHRC.

Survivors include a son, Charles Andrews of Reston, Va.; two daughters, Caroline Allen of Trenton, Maine, and Catherine Andrews of Burlington; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at the Congregational Church of Middlebury. A private burial will be held in Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford.

Contributions may be made to the Kurn Hattin Home, P.O. Box 127, Westminster, 05158, or to the Manley Reed Scholarship Fund, in care of JPVIS, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 04575.

Karen B. McLaughlin

BRATTLEBORO – Karen Bridget McLaughlin, 44, died Thursday at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Brattleboro after a five year struggle with melanoma.

She was born May 16, 1955, daughter of John J. and Brandina Mary (DiGrazia) McLaughlin.

She was a 1973 graduate of Keith Hall in Lowell, Mass. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Suffolk University and completed law degree at Suffolk University’s School of Law. She attended graduate school at Boston College and earned an advanced degree in taxation law from the School of Law at Boston University.

After receiving her law degree, she worked at the SMH Bar Review and later worked as one of five regional directors with the West Bar Review, a division of West Publishing. She was director of Continuing Legal Education for the Boston Bar Association.

Survivors include her father of Woburn, Mass.; two sisters, Michele McLaughlin Rowland of Putney and Maureen McLaughlin of Scituate, Mass.; a brother, Michael McLaughlin of New York City; her maternal grandmother, Marianna DiGrazia of Somerville, Mass.; and three nieces.

She was predeceased by her mother; by her paternal grandparents, John and Bridget McLaughlin, and by her maternal grandfather, Primo DiGrazia.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Brattleboro. The Rev. Jean Jersey will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Putney.

Contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, 295 Devonshire St., Fourth Floor, Boston, Mass., 02110.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home in Brattleboro.

 

April 29
Anne S. Foley

Anne Stebbins Foley, 70, of Rutland, died late Friday evening at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Burlington, daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Blanchard) Stebbins.

Mrs. Foley was a 1947 graduate of West Rutland High School.

She was employed for many years as the head teller at Rutland Savings Bank and later by the Chittenden Bank, retiring in 1993.

Mrs. Foley was a member of Christ the King Church and the Proctor Pittsford Country Club.

Surviving are her husband, John P. Foley; a son, Timothy P. Foley of Trumbull, Conn.; two daughters, Susan Solari of Pittsford and Mary Margaret Snow of Rutland; a brother, Edmund Stebbins of Chippenhook; a sister, Claire McAllister of Elizabethton, Tenn.; a granddaughter; Sara Anne Foley, and a grandson, Aidan P. Foley, both of Trumbull, Conn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by a sister, R. Lorraine Burke.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Clifford Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Christ the King Renovation Fund, 66 So. Main St., Rutland, 05701.

 

John Glagola

John Glagola, 89, of Rutland Town, died Friday at Rutland Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born May 16, 1910, in New Jersey, son of Charles and Mary (Keka) Glagola.

He was a 1928 graduate of Rahway High School and received a business degree from New York University.

He married Anna Livak on Sept. 3, 1938.

Mr. Glagola was a longtime resident of River Edge, N.J., and the Oradell, N.J., area. He also lived in Hoboken, N.J., New Orleans and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He had been a resident of Rutland Town since 1982.

Mr. Glagola was the purchasing agent for SeaTrain Lines for 42 years until his retirement in 1974. During World War II, he worked in war shipping administration.

He was a member and past president of the Purchasing Agents Association of New York City, and a member of Mill Village Chapel, Rutland Town Seniors, Rutland Town Historical Society and the Rutland Historical Society.

He was an accomplished violinist, and played with the Maywood Symphony, Teaneck Symphony and the Hackensack Coral and Stuart-Smith Singers.

Survivors include his wife of Rutland Town; three sons, John Allen Glagola of Rutland Town, Thomas Glagola of Houston, and Edward Glagola of Pocomoke City, Md.; a sister, Anne Schein of Toms River, N.J.; a brother, Charles Glagola of Pensacola, Fla.; three granddaughters; a niece and nephews.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Mary Kotuby, Irene Dunn and Mary Melnychuk.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Aldous Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cheney Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Open Door Mission, 31 Park St., Rutland, or the Mill Village Chapel, in care of Leigh Hunt, Post Road, Rutland Town, 05701.

 

Margery T. Hults

Margery T. Hults, 90, formerly of West Rutland, died Friday at the Meadows at East Mountain.

She was born April 20, 1910, in Lisle, N.Y., daughter of Clarence and Eda (Hurlbut) Tarble.

She was a member of the United Church in West Rutland, Gilman Chapter 88 Order of Eastern Star and the Gray Ladies at the Rutland Hospital for more than 30 years.

Survivors include three sons, The Rev. Edward Hults of Westminster, Dr. William Hults of Eden Prairie, Minn., and George Hults of Hubbardton; a daughter, Dorothy Mason of North Clarendon; two sisters, Velma Mudge of Horseheads, N.Y., and Laura Hamrick of San Antonio; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Charles E. Hults.

The funeral service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in the United Church of West Rutland, with the Rev. Edward Hults, a son, officiating.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tossing Funeral Home. The Gilman Chapter 88 Order of Eastern Star members will hold a service at 7 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the United Church of West Rutland, care of Rollin Thrall, P.O. Box 461, West Rutland, 05777.

 

Wendy L. Klein

Dr. Wendy L. Klein, 41, died Friday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 1, 1958, in Concord, Mass., daughter of Ed and Pat Klein.

She was a graduate of Foxboro High School, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her residency in internal medicine at UMass Medical Center hospitals.

She worked for one year in Acton, Mass., at the Health Stop, an outpatient clinic, and then with Ridgewood Associates in Internal Medicine in Springfield since 1988.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Bianconi of Rockingham; a son, Kristopher of Rockingham; a daughter, Julia of Rockingham; her parents of Rindge, N.H.; two brothers, John and Michael; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held today at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Bellows Falls.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Saxtons River Elementary School.

 

Richard H. Mock

BURLINGTON – Retired Lt. Col. Richard Howard Mock, 77, died April 29 in Florida.

He was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Hartford, son of Lester and Doris (Howard) Mock.

He graduated from Hartford High School in 1940.

Mr. Mock served in the U.S. Army during World War II. During 57 combat missions he earned a Distinguished Flying Cross, an Air Medal with 14 oak leaf clusters and a Purple Heart. Shot down over Hungary, Mr. Mock spent 18 months as a prisoner of war before the allied liberation of Europe. After the war he served with the Vermont Air National Guard, retiring in 1979.

He was married to Louise Keane on July 2, 1945.

He was a member of Christ the King Parish, the Ethan Allen Club and the Burlington Country Club.

Survivors include his wife of Burlington; a sister, Dorothy Jones of Hartford; two daughters, Susan Mock of Middlebury and Anne Whitman of Brattleboro; a son, Peter Mock of North Clarendon; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Christ the King School, Locust Street, Burlington, 05401.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

 

Richard E. Tatro

FERRISBURGH – Richard E. Tatro, 72, died Saturday at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction.

He was born Sept. 20, 1927, in Rutland, son of Ralph and Mildred (Smith) Tatro.

He served in the U.S. Army in the infantry in France and Germany during World War II.

Mr. Tatro worked for 15 years at the Hawkins Dairy Farm in Ferrisburgh and had also worked in construction.

Survivors include a stepsister, Mary Charland of Bridport; and several other stepsisters, stepbrothers, stepnieces and stepnephews.

A graveside service will Saturday at 1 p.m. in Gage Cemetery in Ferrisburgh.

There will be public calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, 05491.

 

Lori A. Tweed

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Lori A. Tweed, 40, died Saturday at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.

She was born Feb. 10, 1960, in Lebanon, N.H., daughter of James M. and Shirley (Price) Devins.

She was a 1978 graduate of Hartford High School and attended Johnson State College.

She married Clive A. Tweed Jr. on July 10, 1982, in White River Junction.

She worked at the Hanover Inn in Hanover, N.H., for the past 18 years, most recently as manager of the business office.

Mrs. Tweed was active in the Ottauquechee Elementary School PTA and the Religious Education Program at St. Anthony’s Church in White River Junction.

She enjoyed the ocean and camping.

Survivors include her husband of White River Junction; three daughters, Bethany, Emily and Kelsey Tweed of White River Junction; her mother and stepfather, Shirley and George Woodward of White River Junction; a brother, Michael Devins of White River Junction; a sister, Kristin Shorey of St. Albans; her maternal grandmother, Geraldine Price of White River Junction; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church in White River Junction. Burial will follow in Mount Oliviet Cemetery in White River Junction.

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

Contributions may be made to the White River Junction Lions Club, in care of Gary Clay, P.O. Box 211, Hartford, 05047.

 

April 30
Pleasantine C. Briggs

BRATTLEBORO – Pleasantine C. Briggs, 83, died Sunday at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was born March 1, 1917, in Brattleboro, daughter of William and Mabel Cushman.

She graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1935 and Castleton State College in 1937.

She married Russell Briggs on Aug. 20, 1939.

Mrs. Briggs began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Marlboro. She continued teaching at the Newfane School, Oak Grove and the Academy School in Brattleboro.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Holton Memorial Home Auxiliary, the Baptist Home Auxiliary, the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Delta Kappa Gamma Society and the Hole Club.

Mrs. Briggs enjoyed writing notes and flower gardening.

Survivors in addition to her husband include two sons, Terry Briggs of Ledyard, Conn., and David Briggs of Whitingham; and two grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a brother, Russell Cushman; a sister, Willnetta Walters; and a half-brother, Robert Cushman.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Peter Howe. Burial will be held in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, 05301, or to The Organ Fund, First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro.

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

 

Jeffrey L. Clark

GUILFORD – Jeffrey L. Clark, 48, of Guilford, died Sunday at his mother’s home.

He was born March 5, 1952, in Brattleboro, son of Rodney J. and Anna (Kempf) Clark.

He was a 1970 graduate of Brattleboro Union High School.

He married June Manson on June 28, 1975. They later divorced.

A general contractor for the past 16 years, he owned and operated Jeff Clark Construction. Prior to establishing his own business, he worked on the family farm.

He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Brattleboro Lodge 1499. He was a past member of the Guilford Volunteer Fire Department.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and classic cars.

Survivors include his mother of Guilford; a son, Nicholas Clark of Brattleboro; a daughter, Erika Clark of Brattleboro; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father in 1983.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church. Burial will follow in Guilford Center Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home. The Brattleboro Elks will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the Guilford Volunteer Fire Department, in care of Chief Michael Clark, 25 Country Hill, West Brattleboro, 05301.

Arrangements are under the direction of Atamaniuk Funeral Home.

 

Edward F. Kehoe, noted sportsman

SOUTH BURLINGTON – Edward F. Kehoe, of South Burlington, died Sunday at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

He was born in Rutland, son of James and Grace (Bowen) Kehoe.

He was a graduate of Rutland High School.

Mr. Kehoe was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army with the 26th Infantry Regiment. He was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. His military honors included a World War II Victory Medal, two Bronze Battle Stars, American Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and a Purple Heart.

He served as Vermont Fish and Game Commissioner from 1965 to 1982. Some of his major accomplishments during his 17 years of service were establishing two Green Mountain Conservation Camps, expansion and improvement of the game warden force, a statewide Hunter Safety Program, restoration of Connecticut River salmon and shad, modernization of fish hatcheries and re-establishment of wild turkeys in Vermont. He was a strong supporter of all sportmen’s organizations throughout Vermont.

He was an avid sportsman and belonged to many sportsmen’s organizations including Ducks Unlimited and Vermont Federation of Sportsman. He also belonged to the Montpelier Elks Lodge, VFW, DAV, Lions Club and was a member of St. John Vianney Parish.

He was named Outdoorsman of the Century by the Rutland Herald in 1999.

Prior to serving as Fish and Game Commissioner, he owned and operated Kehoe’s Diner in Hydeville and served as town manager in Castleton for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline (Gregory) Kehoe of South Burlington; five daughters, Cherri DeForge of St. Albans, Debbie Jarry of Shelburne, Sandra Beck of Granby, Conn., Kim Moirano of South Burlington and Stephanie Armstrong of Upton, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Jerald Kehoe of Rutland; two sisters, Susan Cheney and Charlotte LeBlanc, both of Rutland; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by four brothers, Donald, James, Ralph and Robert.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to either the Edward F. Kehoe Conservation Camp, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, 103 South Main St., Waterbury, 05671; The VNA, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, 05446; or South Burlington Fire Department, 575 Dorset St., South Burlington, 05403.

 

Kathryn T. McLaren

Kathryn Teresa McLaren, 74, of Rutland died April 30 at her home.

She was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Yonkers, N.Y., and graduated from St. Barabanas High School in 1942.

She married Walter A. McLaren Jr. on Aug. 10, 1947. He died on March 23.

Mrs. McLaren relocated from Yonkers to Rutland in 1963 and along with her husband owned and operated Walt’s Texaco until 1967.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Church, Catholic Daughters and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. McLaren was an active supporter of the flag protection amendment.

Survivors include a nephew, James Smith, and a niece, Janet McComb, both of Port Jarvis, N.Y.

A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church.

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

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

 

John L. Maher

FOREST DALE – John Lynch Maher, 85, died Sunday at Porter Hospital in Middlebury.

He was born Sept. 17, 1914, in Limerick, Ireland, son of Michael and Theresa (Irwin) Maher.

He came to Connecticut with his family in 1915. They relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he had his early education.

Mr. Maher was a World War II veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater of Operation. He was honorably discharged as a captain in 1946.

He was married to Elizabeth Moriarty on May 29, 1943, in Brooklyn.

After his discharge he worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. for more than 10 years. He then joined the Toshiba Corp. in import-export sales. He retired in 1982 from Thule Shipping Corp. based in the World Trade Center in New York City. He and his wife retired to Vermont in 1985, moving from Roselle Park, N.J.

Mr. Maher was an avid golfer and was a former member of the Neshobe Country Club in Brandon.

Survivors include his wife of Forest Dale; a daughter, Barbara Smith of Montpelier; three sisters, Catherine Maher and Theresa Collins, both of Mohwah, N.J., and Patricia Extance of Danbury, Conn.; two granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, William Maher; and a sister, Eileen Przychoki.

The funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon by the Rev. John McDermott, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. A private graveside service will follow in Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier.

Calling hours will be private.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

 

Pearl E. Murphy

SWANTON – Pearl E. Murphy, 63, a former resident of Bennington, died Sunday at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

She was born May 10, 1936, in Lexington, N.Y., daughter of Leon and Lucie Rose Fuller.

She attended schools in Lexington.

Mrs. Murphy had worked at Stanley Tools in Shaftsbury, the Notch Restaurant in Bennington and Riemanns Diner in Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

She moved to Swanton in 1994. In 1996, she and her daughter, Sally Sprague, purchased Murphy’s Country Kitchen in Swanton, which she operated until the time of her death.

She enjoyed reading and cooking.

Survivors include seven daughters, Dawn F. Jones, Patty Sprague, Vicki S. Hoag, Mary S. Parizo, Luci Sprague and Kimberly P. Pratt, all of Bennington, and Sally Sprague of Swanton; a son, Orville J. Peterson of Bennington; her former husband, Clark Salmon of Franklin; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by three husbands, Arthur L. Sprague Sr., Orville J. Peterson II and David Murphy; a son, Arthur L. Sprague Jr.; three brothers, Larry Fuller, Donald Fuller and Leon Fuller; and a grandson.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home by the Rev. Deborah Trolenberg, pastor of the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church. Burial will be held in Park Lawn Cemetery.

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

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

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. A reception will follow.

 

Henrietta B. Purvee

GRANVILLE, N.Y. – Henrietta B. Purvee, 88, died Sunday at the Rutland (Vt.) Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

She was born April 24, 1912, in Granville, daughter of Henry and Violet (Moore) Begor.

She graduated from Granville High School and earned a teaching certificate.

Mrs. Purvee worked as a seamstress at the Nora Lee Lingerie Shop in Granville and later for the General Electric Co. in Fort Edward.

She enjoyed flower gardening, playing cards and reading.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Elwin D. Purvee of Granville; two daughters, Violet Williams of Granville and Nancy Gordon of Chula Vista, Calif.; two grandsons; a step-granddaughter; two step-great-granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Beatrice Baker, Helen St. Louis and Pauline Kane.

The funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Granville by the Rev. Tom Selker, parish priest. Burial will follow in Wells Village Cemetery in Wells, Vt.

Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home, 266 Allen Ave., Poultney, Vt.

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

 

Hazel S. Thompson

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Hazel Staples Thompson, 89, died Sunday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

She was born Dec. 10, 1910, in Woodstock, daughter of Lucian W. and Lula (Fay) Staples.

She grew up in West Woodstock and Woodstock.

She was a 1928 graduate of Woodstock High School.

On Dec. 3, 1941, she married Ara Fisher Thompson.

She lived in Woodstock and then lived in Bethel for 20 years. In 1996, she moved to Greystone Village in White River Junction.

She enjoyed religious activities, visiting the Bugbee Senior Center, playing cards and traveling.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Fay Campbell of Hartford; two sons, Orlan Thompson of Ludlow and David Thompson of New Hampshire; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and several cousins.

She is predeceased by her husband, Ara Fisher Thompson; by a twin sister, Helen Staples, and by a son, Ara Theodore Thompson.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Prosper Community Cemetery in Woodstock.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Royalton Kingdom Hall, 47-1 Perley Farm Road, South Royalton, 05068, or to the Lucy MacKenzie Humane Society, Cox Road, Woodstock, 05091.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cabot Funeral Home, 1 Rose Hill, Woodstock, 05091.

 

 

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