April 18, 2012 Obituaries

Jeremy A. Brown
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Jeremy A. Brown, 31, of Newport died suddenly on April 12, 2012, in Newport.
He was born on July 21, 1980, in Newport, the beloved son of Sherry (Brown) Ingalls and beloved stepson of Dennis Ingalls.
Mr. Brown was employed as a wreath maker by Sicard Wreath Company of Newport. He enjoyed studying history, listening to music, NASCAR, the San Francisco 49ers, and he loved his son, his grandma and nieces and nephews very much.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sherry and Dennis Ingalls of West Glover; by his grandmother Doris Brown of West Charleston; by his sister Tonya Brown and her fiancé, Stewart Little, of Newport; by his nephews: Michael and Riley; by his nieces: Hailey and Mikayla; and by several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his son Hunter Blake; by his grandfather Floyd Brown; and by two aunts: Christine Brown and Linda Basford.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, in Newport with Pastor Bob Lillis officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on April 19 from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral. Interment will follow in West Village Cemetery in West Charleston.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Church on the Hill, care of Pastor Bob Lillis, P.O. Box 93, Newport, Vermont 05855. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Michael Gordon “Pudge” Brown
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Michael Gordon Brown, 53, of East Charleston died on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at home, with his partner, Shelia Libby, at his side.
He fought a long and courageous battle.
He was born on October 11, 1958, in Laconia, New Hampshire. He was the son of the late Gordon and Shirley Brown of Sanbornton, New Hampshire.
Mr. Brown spent three years in the United States Navy traveling around the world. He especially enjoyed talking about Italy. He also followed the carnivals around which he worked for many years as a ride operator. He also spent many years living at Earth Peoples Park in Norton. He was always the happiest when he was in the Northeast Kingdom. He loved the outdoors and snowmobiling. He really loved being with his black labs.
He is survived by his sister Linda and her husband, Brian Rezac; by two nieces: Nichol and Shannon; by a nephew, Brian (Gordy); by a son, Steven Libby; and by two grandsons: Steven Michael and Justin. He leaves behind many friends that he considered his brothers and sisters.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Golden “Goldie” Burns
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Golden “Goldie” Burns, 73, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at her home in Union, Maine.
She was born on April 29, 1938, in East Charleston to Calvin and Jennie Coville Taylor. She grew up in Vermont and attended local schools. She was raised by Harley and Bertha Moulton of Charleston. She married Lyle DeGreenia and together they had six children.
She worked in a sewing factory and at Slalom Ski Wear in Newport. She was also a homemaker raising her children. She met and married Arthur Burns in 1976.
She and Mr. Burns moved to Union in 1976. She loved to travel and go camping. She was very well known for her knitting, Goldie’s Handknits. She was also well known for her Christmas light display that was almost every year in the local newspaper and on the Internet. Family was a very important part of her life and she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her sons: Terry DeGreenia and his wife, Cindy, of Brownington, Walter DeGreenia and his wife, Gail, of Union, Darrell DeGreenia of Union, and Darren DeGreenia and his wife, Gail, of Union; by her daughters: Cathy Burns and her husband, William, of Maryesther, Florida, and Carol Linscott and her husband, Dickey Robbins, of Searsmont, Maine; by her five stepchildren: Alan Burns and his wife, Davida, of Claremont, North Carolina, Annette Light and her husband, Gary, of Liberty, Maine, Karen Kinney of Beebe Plains, and Sandy Wells of Monmouth, Maine; by her sister Veleda Hubbard of Lyndonville; and by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur Burns in 2008; and by a brother, Dexter Taylor.
Funeral services were held on April 14 in Waldoboro, Maine. Burial followed in the Lakeview Cemetery in Union.
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Byron L. Cook
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Byron L. Cook, 89, of Irasburg died suddenly on April 12, 2012, at his home.
He was born on December 15, 1922, in Irasburg, a son of Harry and Alice (Downing) Cook. He was born and died at his family home in Irasburg. On September 3, 1950, he married Betty Blevin who survives him.
Mr. Cook was a self-employed farmer for many years, and he worked as a carpenter and electrician for Rene St. Laurent and Roger Dagesse. He sugared at the family farm all his life and enjoyed playing cards and being with people.
He is survived by his wife Betty Blevin-Geissler Cook of Irasburg; by his children: Charles Cook and his wife, Gail, of Irasburg, Sally Berry and her husband, Kevin, of Irasburg, and Bruce Whipple and his wife, Darlene, of Derby; by seven grandchildren: Kenneth Cook and his wife, Angel, of Newport, Marcia Townsend and her husband, Ezra, of Orleans, Jason Baraw and his wife, Katie, of Irasburg, Amanda Barton and her husband, Joe, of Barton, Brittany Berry of Irasburg, Michael Cook of Florida, and Julie Coffey of Florida; by five great-grandchildren; and by nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Roland Cook and by three brothers.
Funeral services were held on April 17 in Irasburg. Interment followed in Irasburg Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Ronald Holland Dialysis Center, North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Elaine M. Daniels
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Elaine Margaret Daniels, 84, of Anchorage, Alaska, died on April 8, 2012.
She was born on March 10, 1928, to Frederick A. Prue and Olive S. (Pelkey) Prue in Newport.
She wed Ernest Joseph Daniels on November 4, 1947. She was widowed when a plane crash claimed Mr. Daniels on July 31, 1957. She will be laid to rest beside her husband.
In 1959, she moved to Littleton, New Hampshire, where she raised her family, and in 1984 she made her final residence in Anchorage, to be near her three children and two granddaughters. Her goals were to be a good mother and Nana. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, bowling, card games, Scrabble, puzzles, and Bingo.
She loved laughing, singing, dancing, and writing poetry. Being from a musical family, she was never shy to sing and eventually had a collection of songs put on a CD entitled Elaine Daniels Sings Through the Years.
When younger, she worked in retail and sold Avon products. Later she worked as a proofreader for the Anchorage Times. She was one of their best, always able to spot a misspelled word. She retired in 1992.
She is survived by her sister Marion Lakin; by her brother Frederick Prue; by her two sons: Leonard E. Daniels and his life partner, D. Darryl Block, and Ernest J. Daniels and his wife, Kathy Honeysett; by her granddaughters: Rachel B. Daniels, and Heather (Daniels) and her husband, David Benkert, all of Anchorage. She was predeceased by her father; her mother; her husband Ernest; her daughter Bonnie; and by her siblings: Vernon Prue, Leonard Prue, Doris Karaberis, Kenneth Prue, Reginald Prue, and Madeline Collins.
Funeral services were held in Anchorage on April 13. A visitation will be held at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 37 Lake Road in Newport, on April 21, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. A formal Mass will follow at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 11 a.m.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Richard R. Dunn
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Richard R. Dunn, 89, of North Troy died on April 13, 2012, in Newport.
He was born on January 2, 1922, in North Troy, a son of Walter and Yvonne (Letourneau) Dunn. In 1951, he married Elizabeth (Betty) Blair who predeceased him.
Mr. Dunn was a lifelong farmer in North Troy. He loved all animals and his passion was fishing.
He is survived by his sister Madeline Poulin; by his brother Harvey Dunn; by his sister-in-law Shirley Dunn, all of North Troy; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a child in infancy, and by two brothers: Raymond and Rudolph Dunn.
Friends may call from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 37 Lake Road, in Newport. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on April 19 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in North Troy with the Reverend Ladislaus Whelinde celebrating a Mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery in North Troy.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be sent to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter, 522 Strawberry Acres, Newport, Vermont 05855. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Rachel Ann Durgin
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Rachel A. Durgin, 64, of Morgan died on April 7, 2012, in Newport.
She will be sadly missed by many people that she touched in her life.
Mrs. Durgin was married to Raymond Durgin, who survives her, for almost 35 years.
Mrs. Durgin was an unforgettable mother and wife. She will be forever missed and always loved by many. Your family will love and remember you and your warm smile, tender touch, and gentle words forever.
She formally worked at the American Maple, Derby Green Nursing Home, and North Country Hospital. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, and she loved spending time with her family, and especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her sister Gloria Jarret and her husband, Raymond, of Oregon; by her brother Sam Villeneuve and his wife, Linda, of California; by her brother Larry Villeneuve and his wife, Diane, of Newport; by her daughter Kim (Stewart) Hood of New York; by her son Sammy Charland Sr. and his wife, Lorraine, of Connecticut; by her son James Charland Sr. and his wife, Robin, and their family of Connecticut; by James Wagner and his wife, Hope, of Michigan; by her daughter Monique Charland and her family of Morgan; and by her daughter Carrie Durgin of Virginia. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and six grandsons.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be sent to Raymond Durgin, P.O. Box 623, Derby, Vermont 05829. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Jeannette Veilleux-Gagniere
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Jeannette Veilleux-Gagniere, 88, of Sherbrooke, Quebec, and formerly of Derby Line, died on April 10, 2012, in Sherbrooke.
She was born on November 25, 1923, in St-Martin, Quebec, a daughter of Charles and Claudia (Boucher) Veilleux. On December 26, 1955, she married Albert Gagniere, who predeceased her on February 10, 2010.
Mrs. Veilleux-Gagniere was a teacher for most of her working career. She taught in Beauceville, St. Martin and St. Georges, Quebec, before moving to Vermont when she married in 1955. She continued to teach young students in Stanstead, Quebec, and Rock Island, Quebec, many years before her retirement in 1983.
She loved to travel and spent many summers with her family touring the U.S. She and her husband also spent some of their summers in Florida. After her retirement, she was able to enjoy foreign travels with many of her teaching associates. Another of her passions was genealogy, which she pursued for several years after her retirement, completing and publishing two books of her family’s descendants and those of her husband.
She is survived by her daughter Jeanne Hamblett of Barton; by a sister, Fabienne Lessard, of Newport; by a brother, Victor Veilleux, and his wife, Lise, of Laval, Quebec; by a sister-in-law, Rita Gagniere, of Asbestos, Quebec; and by several special nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Albert, she was predeceased by her brothers: Clement Veilleux and Ephrem Veilleux; and by her sisters: Blanche Lessard, Rosee Veilleux and Marie-Reine Veilleux.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Derby Line.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimers Association of Vermont, 300 Corner Stone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, Vermont 05495. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Floyd “Stub” Page
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Floyd “Stub” Page, 87, of Holland died on April 12, 2012, in St. Johnsbury.
He was born on March 6, 1925, in Morgan, a son of the late Guy and Freda (Nichols) Page. On December 17, 1988, he married Phyllis Gustafson who survives him.
Mr. Page attended the East Charleston schools and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the minesweeper U.S.S. Chickadee as Fireman First Class. He was in the Normandy invasion during World War Two.
He worked for Stott Brothers Gas Company of Newport, H.P. Welch of Keene, New Hampshire, and he was the owner and operator of Page’s Auto Body of Southwick, Massachusetts from 1964 to 1985. He especially enjoyed his many years at Holland Pond where he enjoyed fishing, hunting and boating. He was a member of the American Legion Post #21 of Newport.
He leaves his wife of 23 years, Phyllis Page of Holland; his brothers: Kenneth Page and his wife, Dorothy, of Derby, and Bruce Page and his wife, Anita, of Chicopee, Massachusetts; and many nieces, nephews, lifelong friends, and relatives. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ione Ewens Page, in 1984; by his brothers: Stanley, Ronald, and Andrew; and by his sister Maxine Moulton.
In accordance with Mr. Page’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at the Mead Hill Cemetery in Holland with the Reverend Steven Rhines officiating.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter, 522 Strawberry Acres, Newport, Vermont 05855; or to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Heart Fund, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Monique M. Roberge
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Monique M. Roberge, 85, of Derby died on April 9, 2012, in Derby surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on December 7, 1926, in Bonsecours, Quebec, a daughter of Leopold and Constance (Boisvert) Tessier. On October 27, 1945, she married Felix Roberge who survives her.
Mrs. Roberge was a seamstress for Newport Plastics. She was an avid reader and she enjoyed working in her flower garden. She was a member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line and the Daughters of Isabella Clermont Circle.
She is survived by her husband Felix Roberge of Derby; and by the following children: Rejean Roberge of Newport Center, Vivian “Connie” Verdon and her husband, Claude, of Newport Center, Ghislaine “GiGi” Lemay and her husband, John, of Derby, Etiennette Poutre and her husband, Donald, of Irasburg, Gaetane Stone and her husband, Paul, of Newport Center, Francine Guillette and her husband, Marcel, of Derby, Jean-Pierre Roberge and his wife, Susan, of Newport Center, Jean-Claude Roberge and his wife, Donna, of North Troy, Marianne Sanville and her husband, Brian, of Irasburg, and Robert Roberge and his wife, Shelly, of Derby; by 38 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Laurianne Lefebvre, of Longveil, Quebec; by two brothers: Paul-Rock Tessier of Montreal, Quebec, and Leonce Tessier of Roxton Falls, Quebec; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Marriette Compagnat.
Funeral services were held on April 14 in Derby Line. Interment followed in Derby Center Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.



Committal service
There will be a graveside memorial service for Virginia Powers Boudreau on April 21, at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Lowell.
The committal service will be conducted by her son-in-law Reverend Lerry Chase. The family invites those present to join them for a light lunch at the New Hope Bible Church in Lowell Village following the service.
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