June 16, 2010 Obituaries

Xantippie Helena Larose

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Xantippie Helena Larose, 27, of Newport Center died suddenly on June 8, 2010, as a result of a car accident with a moose.
She was born on October 5, 1982, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, a daughter of Henry and Priscilla (Amesbury) Vezina.
She was a person who loved life and always saw the good that could be had in any situation.  Besides taking care of her family, she was employed as a licensed practical nurse at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehab Center.
She enjoyed painting, playing the piano, and she was a very kind and caring person in her work, community, and with her family.  She was an excellent mother who deeply loved her children and spent as much time with them as possible.  She will be deeply missed by her loving husband and family.
Mrs. Larose is survived by her husband, Christopher Larose, of Newport Center; her children:  Kayana, Kaylene, and Kaydriene; her parents, Henry and Priscilla Vezina, of Barton; her father- and mother-in-law Clarence “Buzz” and Janice Larose of Barton; as well as several aunts, uncles, and extended family members from Florida, Connecticut, Vermont, and North Carolina.
A celebration of her life was held on June 14 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Barton.  A reception followed at the Barton United Church.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Xantippie Larose Memorial Fund for her children, in care of the Community National Bank, P.O. Box 259, Derby, Vermont  05829.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

 

 

Frances L. Rice

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Frances L. Rice, 86, of Orleans died peacefully on June 12, 2010, in Barton.
She was born July 12, 1923, in Orleans, a daughter of Burton and Laura (Mailhot) Wright.
On February 10, 1941, she married Wayne Rice, who predeceased her in 1987.
At one time, Mrs. Rice was activities director for the Bel-Aire Nursing Home in Newport.  She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and was their state chairman.  She was also a member of the Orleans Christmas Club and the Orleans Federated Church.  She made crafts and displayed them at the Barton fair, and she enjoyed gardening and cooking for family and friends.  She also chaired the annual chicken pie supper for the Orleans Federated Church.
She is survived by her children:  Wayne Rice and his wife, Nancy, of Kennesaw, Georgia, Karl Rice and his wife, Kathleen, of Nashua, New Hampshire, Karen Blanchette and her husband, Brian, of South Burlington, Kevin Rice and his wife, Juanita, of Springfield, and Ronald Rice and his wife, Mariette, of Essex Junction; by 16 grandchildren; by 13 great-grandchildren; by a brother Ross Wright and his wife, Barbara, of Orleans; and by several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two sisters:  Geraldine and Elaine.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, at the Orleans Federated Church with the Reverend Christine Findlay officiating.  Interment will follow in Pleasantview Cemetery in Orleans.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane , Williston, Vermont  05495, or to the Frontier Animal Society, 502 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia M. Rumery

 

Patricia M. Rumery, 86, of Holland died on June 10, 2010, in Newport.
She was born March 17, 1924, in Lowell, Massachusetts, a daughter of Horace and Mary (McEwen) Cushing.
On August 19, 1944, she married Warren Rumery, who predeceased her on June 16, 2006.
Mrs. Rumery was a past member of the Derby United Church.  She loved to play bingo, go to yard sales, cook, shop, and go to Connecticut with her husband for family visits.
She is survived by her three daughters:  Melody Ricard and her husband, Andre, of Derby Line, Penelope Tice and her husband, Earl, of Holland, and Barbara LaBonte and her husband, Albert, of Newport; by her grandchildren:  Donna Cheney, Brian Ricard, Eric Ricard, Catherine Emery, Allen Tice, Laura LaBonte, Dawn Davis, and Tonya Woodward:  by 15 great-grandchildren; and by three great-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a brother, Jack Hartley, and a sister, Jean Zeliff.
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.

 

 

 

 

Rose Emma Sanville

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Rose Emma Sanville, 91, died peacefully at Horizon Bay Assisted Living Facility in Altamonte Springs, Florida, on May 30, 2010.
She was born on August 31, 1918, in South Albany, a daughter of Edward and Josephine Gile.
She is survived by her son Sherwood and his wife, Cynthia; a grandson Mark; a granddaughter Renee Morris and her husband, Billy; by great-grandaughters Makenzie and Kayla Morris, all of Altamonte Springs.
She leaves behind the following siblings:  Marie Chiouitte, Margaret Wright, Bertha Shortsleeves, John Gile, Laura Gonyaw, Alice Voyer, Louise McElroy, and Rena Young.  She was predeceased by her brother Ernest Gile.
Mrs. Sanville worked at many vacation lodges throughout northern Vermont.  Her most talked about was the Trapp Family Lodge.  She got to know the whole family and spoke very highly of them.  While there, she also met the Kennedy family.  She had so many wonderful memories and stories to tell about all the people she had gotten to know while working at the different places.
She was a cook at the Trapp Family Lodge Gift Shop where she was known for her homemade soups.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, June 6, at Valencia Estates in Apopka, Florida, where she resided for 28 years.

 

 

Margaret T. Trommelen

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Margaret T. Trommelen, 96, of Marcus, Iowa, died on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus, Iowa.
Margaret Thelma Pelt was born on June 10, 1913, in New York City, the sixth of 11 children born to Adam and Margaret (Schmeiser) Pelt.  The family moved to Michigan when Mrs. Trommelen was younger, and it was there that she received her education.  In 1928, they returned to New Jersey where she worked at various occupations.
On September 16, 1933, Mrs. Trommelen and William Epstein were united in marriage at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Woodcliff, New Jersey.   They had three children:  Richard, William, and Diane.
Mr. Epstein died in 1965.
On September 17, 1966, Margaret married Walter Trommelen at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newton, New Jersey.  They made their home in Belvidere, New Jersey.
Mr. Trommelen died in 1988.
In 1990, Mrs. Trommelen moved to Marcus to be closer to her daughter Diane.  For the past few years, she has resided at the Heartland Care Center.
She will be lovingly remembered by her son Richard Epstein and his wife, Claudia, of Morgan; by their son Brad; by Richard’s children:  Kathy, Karen, Kenneth, John, and Barbara; by son William Epstein and his wife, Patricia, of Bangor, Pennsylvania; by their children:  Aimee, Andrew, and William; by a daughter Diane Smith and her husband, Edward, of Marcus; and their children:   Dayna, Alexandria, Brad, and Susan; by 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and by a brother Charles Pelt and his wife, Helen, of Newton.  She was preceded by her parents; by grandson Ronald; and by her brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held on May 21 at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus, with the Reverend  James Gruber officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date at the Newton Cemetery in Newton.
Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Arrangements by the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus.

 

 

 

 

Committal services

 

Committal services for Claude Roberge will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 19,  at the Morgan Center Cemetery.  Military honors will be held.
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June 9, 2010 Obituaries

Rosemary Bessent

 

Rosemary I. Bessent, 56, of Derby died on May 31, 2010, in Newport.
She was born February 16, 1954, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, a daughter of Lawrence Fogg and the late Patricia Facteau.
She was an active member of the Derby United Church.  She enjoyed quilting, and craft work.
She is survived by a son, Jason Bessent, and by a granddaughter, Ember Bessent, both  of  Windsor; by her father, Lawrence Fogg, of Derby; by the following brothers and sisters:  Vernon Fogg and his wife, Kim, Stanley Fogg, Matthew Fogg and his wife, Karen, all of West Hartford, Pamela Stanley and her husband, William, of West Virginia, Marjorie Brown and her husband, David, of Maryland, Josephine Fogg and Elizabeth Fogg of Morrisville; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was predeceased by three sisters:  Valarie Fogg, Sandra Fogg, and Christine Punt.
Funeral services were held on June 4 at the Derby United Church with the Reverend Fred Barker officiating.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

John Henry “Running Deer” Brin

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John Henry “Running Deer” Brin died on April 28, 2010, after losing his battle with cancer.  He died peacefully at North Country Hospital in Newport, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Mr. Brin was born in Nova Scotia, a son of Helen (Fitzgerald) and Emil Brin, on March 30, 1924.  He was proud of his Canadian citizenship as well as his American citizenship.
He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Evelyn Carrara Brown, of Albany and Raynham, Massachusetts; his daughter Geraldine (Bruce) Keane, of Connecticut; two step-daughters,  Elaine Dun and Laurie Brown of Massachusetts; a brother, Steven, of Rhode Island; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, both in Canada and the U.S.
He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Lillian and Margaret; and his son Charles.
Mr. Brin spent most of his working life in the Attleboro, Massachusetts, area, in the chemical plating industry, rising to the level of plant manager with the Balfour Company.  He also took pride in the fact that he was a Boy Scout leader for over 50 years.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought during World War II.  He rose to the rank of sergeant.  He was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries received in battle on Peleiu Island on November 6, 1944.  He was a radio operator with Company L, 321st Infantry Regiment.  He was also a member of the Orleans American Legion Post #23.
He was proud of his native heritage, and was know as Running Deer.  He was a chief of the Abenaki tribe, and also served as an elder and medicine person with the Wollomonuppoag Indian Council of Plainville, Massachusetts; Dighton Council Oak, of Dighton, Massachusetts; and was one of the three founders of the Algonquin Medicine Society of Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Vermont.
Running Deer was laid to rest in native tradition at his family’s private cemetery.  He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and students the world over.
“You will be with us always in the Sacred Circle and in the wind.  Your love is always in our hearts.”

 

 

 

Geraldine Faye Farnsworth

 

Geraldine Faye (Friend) Farnsworth,84, died May 29, 2010, at the Union House Nursing Home in Glover.
Mrs. Farnsworth was born in Barton on November 3, 1925, a daughter of Laura and George Friend.
She married Luther Farnsworth.
She worked at the bobbin mill in South Barton, then worked at the Barton dry cleaners.
She is survived by Donald Farnsworth, her son, and Geraldine Carriere;  by daughters Joanne Searles and Martha Farnsworth; by six grandchildren:  Katina, Chasity, Tracy, Jamie, Kevin, and William; by six great-grandchildren; a sister, Leslie Geware; and by nieces and nephews and extended family at the Union House.
She was predeceased by Luther Farnsworth, her son Thomas Farnsworth, and by several sisters and brothers.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 12, at 2 p.m. at the South Barton Cemetery.

 

 

Glendon I. Greenwood

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Glendon I. Greenwood, 85, of Derby died suddenly on June 2, 2010, at his home.
He was born June 16, 1924, in Derby Line, a son of John and Lenora (Powers) Greenwood.
On October 23, 1944, he married Phyllis Morse, who survives him.
Mr. Greenwood entered the U.S. Army and served his country during World War II.
He was a roller man for the Pike Construction Company in Newport, and he also owned a used car dealership.
He held memberships with the American Legion Post #21, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post  #798, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and tinkering on cars.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Greenwood;  two children:  Sharyn Blake of Derby and Glenn Greenwood and his wife, Debbie, of Bradenton, Florida; by the following grandchildren:  Randy Blake, Derrick Blake and his wife, Ann Marie, Bradley Blake and his wife, Susie, all of Derby, Shelley Lafoe and her husband, Charlie, Allison Hildreth and her husband, Cory, and Brooke Robbins and her husband, Danny, all of Bradenton; by his great-grandchildren:  Travis, Nicholas, Amanda, Shelby, Brittany, and Brady Blake, Caroline, Dax LaFoe, Judson, Elle Hildreth, Aubrey, and Karsyn Robbins; and by two great-great- grandchildren:  Ryder and Kolten; by a sister, Euleta Guertin, of St. Petersburg, Florida; sisters-in-law Hattie Greenwood of New Hampshire, and Isabelle Lavoie of Derby; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, Gwen Poitras, and by three brothers:   Francis, Raymond, and Talcott.
Services will be held at a later date.  Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 372 Hurricane Lane, Suite 101, Williston, Vermont 05495.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Evelyn Abbie Allyn McDonald

 

Evelyn Abbie (Allyn) McDonald, 91, of South Burlington died on Sunday, May 30, 2010, at the St. Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in East Charleston on January 8, 1919, the youngest child of Abner Edwin Allyn and Annie McLaughlin Allyn.  She was a descendant of Charleston’s first white settler, Abner Allyn.
She attended elementary school at Buck School in Charleston, a one-room schoolhouse, and Brighton High School in Island Pond, graduating in 1935 at age 16.  She attended the University of Vermont in Burlington and graduated in 1939 with a bachelor of arts degree in education.
Her first teaching job was in the Barre Town School District at Lower Graniteville.  She was a teaching principal at that school,  teaching grades six through eight.  Students from her first teaching position stayed in contact with her for her entire life.
She then taught in the Newport City south and west buildings, continuing to serve as a teaching principal.
On July 11, 1942, she married Donald Wilson McDonald at South Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury and settled in Island Pond where Mr. McDonald was a conductor for the Grand Trunk Railroad (later renamed the Canadian National Railroad) for 38 years.  She was a long-time resident of Island Pond until retiring to Burlington in 1994.
She returned to teaching at Brighton Elementary School, and concluded her teaching career at North Country Union Junior High School, retiring in 1977.
Mrs. McDonald was an active member of community organizations, including the Island Pond Congregational Church and the First Congregational Church of Burlington.  She also served five years on the school board in Island Pond.
She was predeceased by her parents and husband, as well as her sisters, Anna Jardus, Glenn Patterson, and Doris Chamberlain; and a brother, Ernest Allyn.  Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Ethier of North Reading, Masachusetts; a son, Allyn McDonald, of Swanton; and two grandsons, Justin Ethier of Baltimore, Maryland, and Jason Ethier of Acton, Massachusetts.
A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Burlington on Saturday, June 12, at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. McDonald’s memory may be made to the First Congregational Church of Burlington, 38 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05401.
Arrangements by the Ready Funeral and Cremation Service.

 

 

Frances L. Newton

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Frances L. Newton, 73, of Orleans died on June 2, 2010, at her home in Orleans.
She was born December 8, 1936, in Boston, Massachusetts, a daughter of Frank and Florence (Hulse) Gately.
On October 3, 1964, she married Lynn Newton who survives her.
Mrs. Newton was an administrator-operator for North Country Hospital for 26 years.  She also worked for a time at Ethan Allen and the Orleans County Memorial Hospital.  She was also a past member of the Orleans Ambulance Service.
She enjoyed bingo, bowling, making crafts, and she was a member and secretary of the Orleans Senior Center and a member of the Newport VFW Ladies Auxillary.
She is survived by her husband, Lynn, of Orleans; three children:  John E. Ames Jr. and his wife, Julie, of Florida, Janet L. White and her husband, Wayne, of North Carolina, and William “Bill” Newton and his wife, Sandi, of Florida; her grandchildren:  Kristine Revis and her husband, John, Jaime Freeman of North Carolina, and Zachary Newton of Florida; by her great-grandchildren:  Gaby, Shavanna, Katelyn, Andrew, Tri, Alycia, Taylor, Dustin and Brianna; two brothers:  Eugene Alexander and his wife, Barbara, of Massachusetts and Robert Hulse and his wife, Beverly, of Texas; a sister, Leona Harding, and her husband, John; and by several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Frank Hulse; a sister, Muriel Ernst; grandson Michael White; and great-grandsons Tyler Dutton and Brandon Freeman.
Funeral services were held on June 7 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating. Interment followed in Pleasantview Cemetery in Orleans.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Orleans-Essex Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, Inc., 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont  05855.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

 

Frances M. Philips

 

Frances M. Philips, 91, of Barton, formerly of St. Johnsbury, died on May 21, 2010, in Barton.
She was born January 6, 1919, in Baltimore, Maryland, a daughter of Devane and Ada (Flannigan) Sibly.
Mrs. Philips was a customer service representative for Verizon for 30 years.
She enjoyed reading, cross-country skiing, and had a love for Christmas.  She kept her Christmas tree up the whole year, and she loved every snowflake.  She was especially proud of her Scottish heritage.  She was a very patriotic woman, a conservative Republican, and a gun advocate.
She is survived by her son David Philips and his wife, Alice, of Baltimore, Maryland; by two grandchildren:  Scott Philips and his wife, Charlotte, and Carrie Ann Rusconi and her husband, Matthew; and by Cindy and Gordon Chaffee, who cared for her the last five years of her life.  She was predeceased by her son Charles Philips.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 10,  at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Memorial Chapel at 37 Lake Road in Newport, with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home on June 10, from noon until the hour of the funeral.
Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery in East Charleston.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Maple Lane Acitivities Fund, 60 Maple Lane Road, Barton, Vermont 05822.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Roger C. Simoneau

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Roger C. Simoneau, 65, a well known businessman in Newport, died June 2, 2010, in Newport surrounded by his loving family.
He was born December 22, 1944, in Waterbury, Connecticut, a son of Joseph and Medora (Racine) Simoneau.
He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1962.  He entered the U.S. Army on July 3, 1962, and was honorably discharged on July 2, 1965.
He owned and operated Border Appraisals where he was a commercial real estate appraiser.  He was a member of the Benevolent Order of the Elks Lodge # 2155 and the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers.
He enjoyed square dancing and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by two children:  Ronda Fletcher and her husband, Danny, of Derby Line, and Brian Simoneau and his wife, Brook, of Charleston; by his grandchildren:  Allison Fletcher and Andrew Halpern, and Cody and Dylan Simoneau; by his friend and the mother of his children, Linda Bliss, of Newport; and by his caregiver, April Mead, of Charleston.  He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Simoneau, in 1971.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home at 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport with Pastor Paul Essaff officiating.  Military honors will be held at the funeral home immediately following the service.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Frontier Animal Society, 502 Strawberry Acres, Newport, Vermont  05855.
Online condolences may be sent to family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Milton E. Wing

 

Milton E. Wing, 91, of Derby died suddenly on June 1, 2010, in Newport.
He was born August 15, 1918, in Brighton, a son of Robert and Etta (Crandell) Wing.
On June 7, 1952, he married Lucille Lefevre who survives him.
He was a veteran of World War II.  Mr. Wing was a custodian for the U.S. government and in 1982 retired after 28 years of service.
He held memberships with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #798  and the American Legion Post #21, both  of Newport.
His hobbies included gardening, hunting, fishing, and working around the house.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Wing, of Derby; two sons:  Dan Wing of Winooski and David Wing and his wife, Sandi, of Houston, Texas; by five grandchildren:  Matthew, Adam, Trevor, Emily, and Derek Wing; and by several nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by six  brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held on Friday, June 4, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating.  Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery in Island Pond.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #798, Newport, Vermont  05855, or to the American Legion Post #21, Newport, Vermont  05855.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Committal Services

 

The following commital and interment services will be held.
Edward Plucas at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 11, at the Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, Connecticut, with full military honors.
Earl Mosher at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 11, at the Derby Center Cemetery.
A ceremony of reinterment for Sylva and Julia Lussier and their daughter Rita Phelps will be held at the St. John of the Cross Cemetery in East Albany, at 11 a.m. on  Saturday, June 12.
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June 2, 2010 Obituaries

B. Glynn Bosley

 

B. Glynn (Archer) Bosley died on May 21, 2010, in Derby.
She was a daughter of Robert D. and Cora (Gage) Archer.
She attended East Charleston Elementary School, Charleston High School, and Lyndon Normal School.
On December 25, 1936, she married William O. Bosley and together they farmed in Holland for many years.  Mr. Bosley predeceased her on April 16, 1993.
Mrs. Bosley taught school for 32 years in Maidstone, Brighton, and Holland.  She retired in 1974 from the Holland school.  After her retirement from teaching, she drove school bus for the Holland school for a few years.
She belonged to the Retired Teachers Association, both local and state, the Plymouth Congregational Church, the Holland Ladies Aid, and she was active in the Grange for many years.
She leaves her daughter Carrie Carter and her partner, Theron Webster, of Hinesburg; two granddaughters, Christelle Plourde and her husband, Anthony, of Farmers Branch, Texas, and Coralee Keefer of Grand Isle; six great-grandchildren:  Bryhannah and Kiera Plourde of Farmers Branch, Jasmine, Madison, William, and Skylar Keefer of Grand Isle; a niece, Bonnie (Archer) McElroy, and family of Helena, Montana; and several cousins.  She was predeceased by her brother Verne and his wife, Dale, of Cody, Wyoming, and by her sister Faye.
The funeral was held on Wednesday, May 26, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Memorial Chapel with the Reverend Anne Squire officiating. Burial at the Hillside Cemetery in East Charleston followed the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Linwood “Pete” Chase

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Linwood “Pete” Chase, 84, died at his home in Irasburg on Friday, May 28, 2010, in the care of his son and friends.
He was born in Craftsbury, April 2, 1926, a son of the late Arthur and Lou (Chadburn) Chase.
He attended school in Craftsbury and had to take over the work of the farm as a young man when his father died.  He later entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II.
He married Rolinda “Dinny” Phillips in 1966, in Irasburg, where they made their home.
He was a truck driver for Hood Dairy for many years.  He later drove truck for Agway and then delivered truck parts in the Northeast Kingdom area until his final retirement.
Mr. Chase was a member of the American Legion Post #21 in Newport.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and used to go snowmobiling with his late wife and friends.
He leaves a son, Bradley Chase, of Irasburg; a grandson, Tanner Amyot, of Barton; two brothers-in-law, Ray Marckres of Stowe and Rod Phillips of Irasburg; and several nephews and nieces, as well as great-nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife, “Dinny,” who died July 13, 2006; by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Chase, and his wife, Mary; three sisters:  Veda Marckres and her husband, Earl, Florence Marckres, and Edith Wells and her husband, Irvine; and his sister-in-law Marlene Phillips.
A funeral service will be held at the Irasburg United Church on Thursday, June 3, at 11 a.m., with Pastor George Lawson of the Brownington Center Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Irasburg Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home in Craftsbury Common on Wednesday evening between 7 and 9 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 121 Cancer Way, Williston, Vermont 05495.
Arrangements by the Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home.

 

 

 

Kenneth M. McInnis

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Kenneth M. McInnis, 80, of Holland died peacefully on May 29, 2010, in Newport.
He was born September 17, 1929, in Lincoln, New Hampshire, a son of Kenneth and Kathleen (Mullaney) McInnis.
On June 15, 1968, he married Isabel Carter, who predeceased him on June 23, 2007.
Mr. McInnis was a truck driver for Desrochers Excavating.
He enjoyed his gun collection and his Oliver tractor.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his children:  Kathleen McInnis of Windsor, Michael McInnis and his wife, Joy, of Bartlett, Tennessee, Pauline Hauver-Hussey and her husband, Dennis, of Newport Center, and Albert Hauver and his wife, Viola, of Holland; by his grandchildren:  Lance and his wife, Karen, Raymond and his wife, Tonia, Christopher, Sean, Rocco, Amy, and Brandi; by his great-grandchildren:  Nathan, Brittni, Larissa, Ronnie, Jeoffrey, Hunter, and Meadow.  He is also survived by sister-in-law Wanda McInnis of Lincoln; a nephew, Joseph, and a niece, Wendy, and her husband, Gill.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Holland Historical Society, Derby Line,Vermont 05830.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Commital Services

 

The following commital and funeral services will be held:
Sanford “Sam” Brown at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport.
Lyman Flynn at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at the Clark Cemetery in Morgan.
William Boudreau on Friday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Cemetery in Orleans.
Funeral services for Virginia Altenhoff will be held on Thursday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Barton with the Reverend Sixmund Nyabenda celebrating a Mass of Christian burial.  Interment will follow in Welcome O. Brown Cemetery in Barton.
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May 26, 2010 Obituaries

Claire T. Audet

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Claire T. Audet, 81, of Troy, died May 19, 2010, in Newport.
She was born March 23, 1929, in Martinville, Quebec, a daughter of Ovide and Blanche (Tetreault) Cote.
On September 27, 1947, she married Maurice Audet, who survives her.
Mrs. Audet was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Troy and a lifetime member of Notre Dame de Cape in Quebec.
She enjoyed knitting, gardening, spending time with her family, and playing bingo and cards.
She is survived by five children:  Noella Berthiaume and her husband, Richard, of North Troy, Roger Audet and Rita of Westfield, Diane Roberts and her husband, Andre, of Huntington, Carmen Bouchard and her husband, Jacques, of Troy, and Rejean Audet and his wife, Rebecca, of Exeter, New Hampshire; by her grandchildren:  Jean Berthiaume, Robert Berthiaume, Denis Berthiaume, Victoria Prue, Jennifer Zelco, Roger Audet Jr., Jessica Roberts, Patrick Roberts, Johanna Demers, Nicholas Bouchard, Jonathan (Bobby) Bouchard, and Claire Audet;  by 16 great-grandchildren; by her brothers and sisters:  Nil Cote of Grandby, Massachusetts, Hugette Laplante of Rock Forest, Quebec, Marie Paul Fauteux of St. Ezedor, Quebec, Real Cote of Martinville, Quebec, Andre Cote of Grandby, Massachusetts, Monique Cote of Sherbrooke, Quebec; her sisters-in-law:  Donalda Fontaine of Derby, and Yvette Lantot of Hamden, Massachusetts, and by a brother-in-law, Gilles Audet of Sherbrooke; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister, Aline Chaput, and by a brother, Yvon Cote.
Funeral services were held on May 24 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Troy with the Reverend Roger Charbonneau celebrating a Mass.  Interment followed in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimers Association of Vermont and New Hampshire, 172 North Main Street, Barre, Vermont 05641-4124.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

B. Glynn Bosley
B. Glynn (Archer) Bosley died on May 21, 2010, in Derby.
She was a daughter of Robert D. and Cora (Gage) Archer.
She attended East Charleston Elementary School, Charleston High School, and Lyndon Normal School.
On December 25, 1936, she married William O. Bosley and together they farmed in Holland for many years.  Mr. Bosley predeceased her on April 16, 1993.
Mrs. Bosley taught school for 32 years in Maidstone, Brighton, and Holland.  She retired in 1974 from the Holland school.  After her retirement from teaching, she drove school bus for the Holland school for a few years.
She belonged to the Retired Teachers Association, both local and state, the Plymouth Congregational Church, the Holland Ladies Aid, and she was active in the Grange for many years.
She leaves her daughter Carrie Carter and her partner, Theron Webster, of Hinesburg; two granddaughters, Christelle Plourde and her husband, Anthony, of Farmers Branch, Texas, and Coralee Keefer of Grand Isle; six great-grandchildren:  Bryhannah and Kiera Plourde of Farmers Branch, Jasmine, Madison, William, and Skylar Keefer of Grand Isle; a niece, Bonnie (Archer) McElroy, and family of Helena, Montana; and several cousins.  She was predeceased by her brother Verne and his wife, Dale, of Cody, Wyoming, and by her sister Faye.
The funeral was held on Wednesday, May 26, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Memorial Chapel with the Reverend Anne Squire officiating. Burial at the Hillside Cemetery in East Charleston followed the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Roger Neree Messier

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Roger Neree Messier, 77, former vice-mayor and longtime resident of Poquoson, Virginia, died with his family by his side on Friday, April 30, 2010, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.
Mr. Messier was born and brought up in Newport Center on the family farm.  He served as a page boy during the time his father was a representative in Montpelier.  He graduated from Newport Center High School, where he excelled in sports, in June of 1951.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict for four years.  He trained and apprenticed in the NASA four-year program and went on to being a member of the NASA-Houston space program team.
He received various awards throughout his career, including the NASA Exceptional Bravery Award for his exemplary and courageous handling of an emergency during the testing of the 15-meter hoop column antenna.  He was credited with preventing the loss of life and property as head of the System Development Support Section at Langley, Virginia.
He was part of the team that devised the soft landing gear for the moon.  He also told how the zero time was needed to set the computers for the moon landing.  The computers could not come up with the zero time that was needed.  He spoke of a man on the team who remembered time changes in the Bible.  After consulting the chapters on Joshua, the longest day and the incident of time adjustment of King Hezekiah, the computers were set for zero time.
He retired from NASA in December of 1989 after 38 years of service as branch chief of the Systems Engineering Division.
He served on the Poquoson City Council for 12 years, including six years as vice-mayor.  He was a member for six years of the Poquoson School Board, including three years as chairman.  He enjoyed volunteering for different classroom projects throughout the school system.
Mr. Messier was a member of the American Legion Poquoson Post #273, and served as department commander for the state of Virginia of the American Legion.  He also served many years as the master of ceremonies for the Virginia Boys State sponsored by the American Legion and held at Liberty College in Lynchburg, Virginia.  He was awarded the American Legion’s Distinguished Service Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.  He was also a member of the Poquoson Kiwanis Club and St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Tabb, Virginia.
He lived his life serving his community and his church, and spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Messier was preceded in death by his parents, Laura and Leo Messier; a sister,Andrea Smith in Riverside, California, who died on October 7, 2009; and a brother Urgel Messier of Newport Center.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Bettie (Evans) Messier; four daughters, Cheryl Warren of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Joan Fournier of Derby, Sallie Herbener, and Kristi Jackson and her husband, Eric, all of Poqouson;  eight grandchildren:  Lindsey White, Joe Fournier, Kyle Warren, Danielle Herbener, Ryan Herbener, Reilly Jackson, Cameryn Jackson, and Avery Jackson; a brother Renald Messier of Newport; three sisters:  Henriette Armstrong and her husband, Robert, of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Plymouth, Massachusetts, Marguerite Burrell of Alburquerque, New Mexico, and Claire Burlton and her husband, John, of Newport Center; and many other beloved relatives and friends.
The family received friends on Sunday at the Claytor Rollins Funeral Home in Poquoson.  A Mass of the Resurrection was held at Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church.  A police escorted funeral procession followed to the Parklawn Memorial Park.  Burial was by Department Chaplain of the American Legion Dr. David F. Russell, with American Legion honors.

 

 

Mario R. Paul

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Mario R. Paul, 48, of Derby, a well-known local businessman, died on May 19, 2010, at his home in Derby, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on March 11, 1962, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a son of Jean and Germaine (Pinard) Paul.
On July 17, 2009 he married Marcy Degre, who survives him.
Mr. Paul was the proud owner and operator of Mario R. Paul Excavating in Derby for 22 years.  He enjoyed his work, camping, snowmobiling, NASCAR racing, hockey, and spending quality time with his family, friends and dog Baxter at the family ponds in Morgan.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marcy Paul, of Derby; his two children, who were his pride and joy:  Abigail L. Paul and her fiancé, Jason Laramee, of New Hampshire, and Patrick R. Paul of Derby; his stepsons Ryan and Tyler Coulter of Derby; his parents, Jean and Germaine Paul, of Derby; his brothers:  Claude Paul and his wife, Tracey, of Derby, and Michael Paul and his wife, Kelly, of Morgan; his sisters:  Francine Heywood and her husband, Rolly, of Derby, and Lynn Joyal and her husband, Rob, of Derby; his brother-in-law Tracy Degre and his wife, Michelle, of Derby; his father-in-law, John Degre, of Albany; by several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; and by his crew:  Larry Letourneau, Robert Pare, Casey Wheeler, Dan Allen, Dan Larose, Randy Fecteau, Bo Johnson; and his close friends Mike and Patty Rushford, and Eric and Carleen Starr.
Funeral services were held May 24 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line with the Reverend Yvon Royer celebrating a Mass.  Interment followed in St. Edward’s Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the North Country Hospital Oncology Fund, care of Wendy Franklin, 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.
 

 


Christine G. Punt
Christine G. Punt, 57, of Coventry died on May 18, 2010, in Newport.
She was born January 30, 1953, in Hanover, New Hampshire, a daughter of Lawrence Fogg and the late Patricia (Facteau) Fogg.
On June 26, 1971, she married Ernest Punt, who survives her.
Mrs. Punt was a licensed practical nurse, and she was employed by Bel-Aire Nursing Home in Newport.
Among her hobbies, she enjoyed growing and taking care of flowers, quilting, going to fairs, and collecting porcelain dolls.  She also enjoyed seeing her grandchildren and having them come for visits.
She is survived by her husband, Ernest Punt, of Coventry; her father, Lawrence Fogg, of Derby; her children:  Anthony Punt and his wife, Amy, of Coventry, Ernest Punt Jr. and his wife, Jessica, and Patricia Brown and her husband, Sebastian, of Coventry; her grandchildren:  Cassandra, Tia and Travis of Tufts, Alexandria and Michael Punt, and Isabelle and Rylee Brown; by her brothers and sisters:  Vernon Fogg and his wife, Kim, Stanley Fogg, Mathew Fogg and his wife, Karen, all of White River Junction, Pam Stanley and her husband, Bill, of Virginia, Rosemary Bessent of Derby, Marjorie Brown and her husband, David, of Maryland, Elizabeth Fogg and Josephine Fogg of Morrisville; and by several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her mother, Patricia Fogg; by a grandson, Bradley; and a sister, Valerie.
Funeral services were held on May 22 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.  Contributions in her memory may be made to the ALS Northern New England Chapter, care of the Concord Center, 10 Ferry Street, Suite #428, Box 314, Concord, New Hampshire 03301.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Robert L. “Bob” Williamson Sr.

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Robert L. “Bob” Williamson Sr., 64, of Lyndonville, died on May 20, 2010, surrounded by his family at his home.
He was born March 28, 1946, in Abington, Massachusetts, a son of Joseph and Eleanor (Clark) Williamson.
He graduated from Abington High School in 1964.
In the mid 1970s, Mr. Williamson moved from Massachusetts to Lyndonville.  He worked in Westmore for Kimtek Corporation as a machinist and designer of emergency medical rescue equipment for nearly 20 years, a job he thoroughly enjoyed.
He was an active member of the Sutton Freewill Baptist Church, and was a member of the Tom Breslin Center in Lyndonville where he enjoyed many visits with his friends.
Mr. Williamson loved the outdoors, and his favorite pastimes included hunting, shooting, camping, cycling, kayaking, and spending time with his feline companion, Jerry.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia (Norris) Williamson, of Lyndonville; his mother, Eleanor Williamson, of Abington, Massachusetts; six children:  Robert Williamson Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Lyndonville, Kevin Williamson and his wife, Jennifer, of Port Charlotte, Florida, Eric Williamson of East Haven, Carla Sargent and her husband, Eric, of Port Charlotte, Debbie Williamson of Wheelock, and Cheryl Williamson and her companion, Sterling Denby, of Burke Hollow; two step-children, Seth Monfette of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and Jaime Wales and her husband, Greg, also of Lake Havasu City; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marion Hammond and her husband, Gil, of Bradenton, Florida, and Sue Norton and her husband, Hal, of Abington; nieces, nephews; and many wonderful friends, including his employer, Kimball Johnson, of Westmore.
He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Williamson; and his infant son, Thomas Williamson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 29, at noon, at the Sutton Freewill Baptist Church with the Reverend David Colwell officiating.
Friends may call on the family Friday, May 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Guibord Funeral Home in Lyndonville.
Donations made in his memory may be directed to:  Caledonia Home Health Inc., marked for “Hospice,” 161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819.
Arrangements by the Guibord Funeral Home.
Committal services
The following committal services will be held:
Jeanne Wade at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 28, at the Lakeside Cemetery in Island Pond.
William Hackett at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 28, at the Mead Hill Cemetery in Holland.
Claire Riendeau at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.
Reginald Page at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, at the Mead Hill Cemetery in Holland.
Bruce “Macky” Rivers and Edward Rivers at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, at the Lakeside Cemetery in Island Pond with military honors.
Marjorie Davis at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, at the Hillside Cemetery in East Charleston.
Carroll E. Shatney at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, at the Shatney’s cemetery in North Greensboro on the Hillcrest Road.
Funeral services for Hector and Alfred Diette will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, at the St. Ignatius Church in Lowell with the Reverend Henry Mlinganisa celebrating a Mass.  Interment will follow in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell.
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May 19, 2010 Obituaries

Glenn Eugene Chesney Jr.

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Glenn Eugene Chesney Jr., 76, of Sherwood, Arkansas, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in his home.
He was born March 1, 1934, in Island Pond to Glenn Eugene Chesney Sr. and Hilma Amanda (Hobbs) Chesney.
He graduated from Brighton High School in 1952.
He worked briefly at General Electric in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, before enlisting in the Air Force in 1953.  He did basic training at Sampson Air Force Base in New York.  He served in the U.S Air Force for 23 years.
He married Jo Ann Baines of Dallas, Texas, in 1956.  He was stationed in many places during his military career.  Daughter Alta Lorraine was born in Tripoli, Libya; daughter Gayle Marie was born in San Antonio, Texas; and son Glenn Eugene III was born in the Panama Canal Zone.  Other duty stations were Japan, Korea, Morocco, and various stateside locations, including Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire.  He achieved a rank of master sergeant.  He retired while at Little Rock Air Force Base.  He and his family lived for many years in Cabot, Arkansas, where Mrs. Chesney died in 1982.
After the Air Force, Mr. Chesney worked at a variety of jobs, sometimes more than one at a time.  While at Franklin Electric, he met Wilma Lois Dahl, recently widowed.  They were married in 1987.  He finished out his working career by working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Little Rock.
“Bud,” as he was known to the Chesney side of the family, was always hard-working.  As a teenager, he peeled pulp in the summer for a cousin who worked in the woods.  He learned to drive doing farm work for several summers.  He and a cousin hauled building materials and even a small cast-iron cookstove to a camp near the top of Bluff Mountain.
Mr. Chesney was a very active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville, Arkansas, where he served as a deacon, a teacher, and a board member.  He was very involved with the senior citizen activities.  He enjoyed visiting and keeping up with the activities of his family and his wife’s family.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 22 years, Wilma Lois Pierce Chesney; his son Glenn and his wife, Melisa, of Lonoke, Arkansas; daughter Gayle  Bond of Senatobia, Mississippi; stepsons Harold Dahl and his wife, Linda, of Mount Vernon, Arkansas, and Dale Dahl and his wife, Gayla, of Batesville, Arkansas; step-daughter Connie Breckrenridge and her husband, Ronnie, of Burleson, Texas, sister Ardys Fisher and her husband, Lionel, of Addison; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his parents; by brothers Gordon Glenn Chesney of Island Pond and Herbert Adolphus Chesney of Los Alamos, New Mexico; his wife Jo Ann; and daughter Alta.
Funeral services were held on May 14 at the First Assembly of God of Jacksonville with burial  at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, or to Gideon’s International.
Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Kenneth J. Elliott

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Kenneth J. Elliott, 86, of Barton died on May 13, 2010, in Glover.
He was born February 19, 1924, in Newport, a son of Herbert and Ara (Reed) Elliott.
On June 12, 1947, he married Grace Urie, who survives him.
He entered the U.S. Army where he served in the Tenth Mountain Division.  In 1945, the division was sent to southern Italy to drive the German forces off the Apennine Mountains, helping to bring an end to World War II.
In June of 2009, the Vermont Ski Museum presented Mr. Elliott with a Vermont Ski Museum Hall of Fame Medal.
Mr. Elliott was a Barton village trustee for over 20 years, and a member of the Masonic F&AM Lodge #55 for over 60 years.
He enjoyed hunting and woodworking and made furniture.  He was also a Boy Scout leader and worked on the Orleans County Fair.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Elliott of Barton; a son, Raymond Elliott, of Essex Junction; and by a sister, Florence Hamilton, of Newport.
Private 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.
Hugh F. Frazier

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Hugh F. Frazier, 87, of Derby died on May 15, 2010, in Newport.
He was born March 17, 1923, in Berkshire, a son of James and Beatrice (Barup) Frazier.
On September 30, 1943, he married Elaine Earle, who survives him.
Mr. Frazier was employed by Slalom Ski Wear in Newport.  He retired in 1991.
He enjoyed watching baseball and wrestling on television, and he enjoyed being with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Frazier, of Derby; by two children:  Esther Searles and her husband, Glenn, of Barton and Darlene Whipple and her husband, Bruce, of Derby; by his grandchildren:  Scott Whipple and his wife, April, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jason Whipple of San Francisco, California; by great-granddaughter Alice Whipple of Charlotte, North Carolina; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Virginia “Ginny” Frazier; brothers Austin and Kenneth; and by a sister, Frances Jones.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport with the Reverend Fred Barker officiating.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Ron Holland Dialysis Unit at 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.
Raymond G. Heath
Raymond G. “Babe” “Fuzz” Heath, 84, died Saturday, February 6, 2010, at his home in Essex Junction with his family at his bedside.
He was born on August 25, 1925, in Barton, the son of Clyde S. and Alice (Grant) Heath.
He graduated  early from Barton Academy in order to enlist in the U.S. Navy.  While in the Navy, he served as a radio operator in the Pacific theater of operations on the USS Gendreau.
After the war, he attended the University of Vermont (UVM), graduating in 1950 with a degree in business.  He was a member of the UVM baseball team and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
After graduation, Mr. Heath worked briefly at Champlain Valley Fruit.  Soon after he was hired by General Electric and worked there until he retired in 1985.
Mr. Heath was an avid sportsman.  He continued to play baseball and participated in league bowling for many years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and televised sports of every kind.  His special passion was golf, and he was a member of the Orleans Country Club for over 40 years.
He was also very proud of his Navy years and attended yearly reunions with his USS Gendreau shipmates.  He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Heath is survived by his daughter Mary and her husband, John Stec, of St. Helens, Oregon; his sons Charles Heath and his wife, Maureen, of Bakersfield, and Jeff and Ray Heath of Essex Junction; grandchildren Jason and Justin Stec, Ryan Heath, Noelle Garvy, Robin Parker, and Shannon Heath; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and his sister Alice Celia and her husband, Fred, of Spring Hill, Florida.
In addition to his wife, Esther, he was predeceased by infant son Grant and brother Stanley Heath.
At Mr. Heath’s request, there will be no services.  Arrangements by Corbin and Palmer Funeral and Cremation Service.
Rose Malinowski
Rose Malinowski, 88, formerly of Morgan, died on May 4, 2010, in Santa Barbara, California, after a long bout with cancer.
She was born in Ludlow, Massachusetts, on April 10, 1922.  She  lived in Massachusetts until 1967 when she and her husband, Edward, who survives her, moved to Morgan Center.  They spent many happy years there until retirement, and then spent summers in Vermont and winters in Arizona.  In 2005, they moved to Goleta, California.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her daughter Marjorie and her husband, Guenther, of Las Vegas; her son Peter and his wife, Teri, of Santa Barbara, California; a sister, Nancy Cavin, who lives in Massachusetts; and a brother Walter in Arizona.  She also leaves her two granddaughters, Susan Henrichs and Diane Hughes, and her great-granddaughter Isabelle Hughes.
She was a longtime member of the Orleans Country Club and the Circle of Friends in Morgan.
Anna Ceclia Taber

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Anna Cecilia Taber, 80, of Irasburg died peacefully at her home on May 13, 2010.
She was born January 18, 1930, in Akra, Karmoy, Norway, a daughter of Gabrielle Teadora (Kristensen) and Tonnes Hakonsen.
Mrs. Taber still has extensive family in Norway, who love and miss her dearly as she did them.  She arrived in America in the early 1950s.  She married and worked all her life at various jobs all over the country, until retiring in Vermont.
She was a fun-loving lady who loved to garden, knit, sew, bake, cook, and sing.  She traveled extensively, and she was extremely thoughtful, generous and charitable.  Her stories of growing up a young girl in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II were amazing.  She made her family laugh and smile and feel special.
She is survived by two children:  Sonya Curtis and her husband, Leigh, of Irasburg, and Sven B. Oftedal and his wife, Patricia, of Eastport, Maine; her five beloved grandchildren:  Nigel Curtis of Irasburg and his very special girlfriend, Shatzitein Buck, Jaime Curtis and Scott Lane of Derby, and their son Liam; Shaun Curtis and his wife, Amber, of Irasburg and their son Kaden; Erik Oftedal of Livermore Falls, Maine; and Vicki Leary and her husband, Tom, of Burlington and their son Ronan.  She is also survived by her sister Margot Lantern.  She was predeceased by her parents; by her sister Hanna Fagerland; and by brothers Christen Hakonsen and Martin Hakonsen, all of Norway.
A celebration of her life will be held at her home in Irasburg with family and friends on Saturday, May 22, starting at noon.
Evelyn Mae Vieria

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Evelyn Mae Vieria, 80, formerly of Island Pond, died in Waverly, Virginia, on April 4, 2010.
She was born December 3, 1930, a daughter of Lillian Mae (Goff) Perry and Thomas Perry.
She married Richard Vieria in 1953.  They relocated from Massachusetts to Island Pond in 1972 to retire and to be close to Mrs. Vieria’s parents.
Island Pond is where she spent joyous days with their pet dog Buttons, numerous hours enjoying watching game shows on television, crocheting, knitting, sewing, and making crafts.  Her true love was playing bingo several times a week.  It was not uncommon for her granddaughters to spend several weeks of their summer vacation at Nana’s house joining in the bingo games, and learning to knit and make crafts.
Although it was a positive decision to relocate to the warmer climate in Florida in 2001, Mrs. Vieria found it difficult to be so far away from her family.  She looked forward to her visits with the great-grandchildren, as they were often well overdue.
After a near fatal surgery in 2004, it was necessary for her oldest daughter, Sandi, and her husband to relocate to Florida to care for her.  She relocated to Waverly, Virginia, in 2009 as she began her battle with cancer and spent her final days with other family.
She is survived by Richard Vieria of Zephyr Hills, Florida; daughters Sandra L. Kramer and her husband, Donald, of Smithville, Tennessee, Judith Cole and her husband, Raymond, of Waverly, Virginia; her grandchildren:  Tami Wesoja and her husband, Robert, of Irasburg, Heidi Provoncha of Newport, and Terry Cole of Waverly; by her great-grandsons:  Cody Whiting, Connor Gaboriault, Clint Provoncha, Casey Provoncha, and Corey Provoncha; by her only great-granddaughter, Caylin Lee-Mae Wesoja; by her sibling Ken Perry and his wife, Pat, of Florida; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, and by her brothers Thomas Perry II and Edwin Perry.
At her request, there will not be any services held.

 

 

Patricia Voss

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Patricia Voss of Barton died on Sunday, May 2, 2010, after an unsuccessful struggle with cancer.  She died peacefully at home with members of her family around her.
Mrs. Voss was born on April 11, 1937, in Los Angeles, California, the youngest of five children of Marinus and Evelyn Feenstra.
She grew up in Redlands, California, where she graduated from Redlands High School in 1954.  She attended Hope College in Michigan for two years before marrying Howard Snyder with whom she had three children.  During the marriage she lived in several places including Hawaii, Virginia, and Northern California before returning to Redlands after her Air Force husband retired.
In 1981, she married David Voss.  They spent the first 15 of their 29 years together in California before moving to Christ Church, Virginia, in 2006.
Mrs. Voss is survived by her second husband; her two daughters, Holly and Kelly; her son, Philip; one granddaughter; four grandsons; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Ron and Kenneth; and her sister, Marilyn.
She will be best remembered for her involvement in quilting, which began as a hobby but grew into a lifetime of artistic expression.  Although she worked in several quilt stores where she taught quilting, she will be remembered for inspiring would-be quilters, many of whom became lifelong friends.  Her knack for blending colors and fabrics into traditional quilt patterns was truly amazing as was the prodigious number of quilts she completed, most of which were given away to family members and friends.  Several of her individually pieced and hand-quilted creations won prizes in quilt shows, but she was much more motivated to teach others to quilt than to win prizes.
A memorial service in her honor will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Newport, where she and her husband had been members since moving to Vermont.  Memorial contributions may be made on her behalf to the Orleans-Essex Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, Inc., without whom her peaceful and untroubled passing would have been impossible.
Committal services
The following committal services will be held:
Ava Lawson at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 21, at Lake Road Cemetery in Newport Center.
Margaret Lussier at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 21, at St. John’s Cemetery in Albany.
Pearl Britch at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Stanstead, Quebec.
Cyril Day at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport with military honors.
Hugh Pierce at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, at Derby Center Cemetery.
Donald Boomer at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, at Irasburg Cemetery with military honors.
Mariette Hamel at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, at St. Theresa’s Cemetery in Orleans.
Thelma Wilcox at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, at Pleasantview Cemetery in Orleans.
Bradley Thomas at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport with military honors.
Graveside services for James Carpenter will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, at Derby Center Cemetery.
A funeral service will be held for Margaret Moore McGuire on Saturday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at the Brownington Center Church.  Burial will follow at the Brownington Center Cemetery.
Graveside services for Josh McGowan will be held on Saturday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m. in the Hardwick Street Cemetery.
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May 12, 2010 Obituaries

Marie J. Cyr

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Marie J.  Cyr, 84, of Newport died peacefully surrounded by her family on May 5, 2010, in Newport.
She was born May 7, 1925, in St. Magloeil, Quebec, a daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Chaput) Gosselin.
She married Ludger R. Cyr, who predeceased her in 1977.
She is survived by her children:  Pierre Cyr and his wife, Louise, of Derby, Henri and Albert Cyr both of Newport, Pauline Laplume and her husband, Paul, of Newport Center, Louise Provoncha of North Troy, Lillian Bowen and her friend Willey Bowen of Derby, and Rose Lyon and her husband, Robert, of Brownington; by the following grandchildren:  Alan Laplume and his wife, Rachel, Diane Laplume, Kelly Provoncha, Shawn Provoncha, Daniel J.K. Cyr, Katrina Lafoe, Ryan Cyr and his wife, Alyssa, Michael Cyr and his wife, Heather, Matthew Cyr, Brandy Robillard and her husband, Zachary, Christina Rowlins, Henri Cyr Jr., and Ashley Cyr;  by the following great-grandchildren:  Alan Laplume Jr., Zachary Laplume, Tyrell Morse, Austin Lynne Jones, Ethan Robillard and Nicholas Robillard.  She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters:  Real Gosselin of Montreal, Quebec, Eugene Gosselin of St. Camille, Quebec, Lucette Couture of Ontario, Therese Prevost of Quebec City, Quebec, Rita Dubois of Quebec City, Fernend Gosselin of Quebec City, Gaetane LaBrecque of St. Camille, and Carmel Nadeau of New Haven, Connecticut.  She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Wayne Provoncha, and by a sister, Collette Gosselin, and by two brothers, Phillip and Joseph Gosselin.
Mrs. Cyr was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church of North Troy and a  past member of the Ladies of St. Anne.  She enjoyed and loved her family first and foremost.  She did all the usual cooking, sewing, mending, and made sure that they all attended church on Sunday. She and her husband made many trips to see her family members in Canada.  She also was a wonderful caregiver, and she always had dogs and cats around her but she especially enjoyed her cats.
Funeral services were held on May 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in North Troy with the Reverend Henry Mlinganisa celebrating a Mass.  Interment followed in Notre Dame Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Newport Health Care Activities Fund, 148 Prouty Drive, Newport, Vermont  05855.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

Phyllis L. Glasson

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Phyllis L. Glasson, 88, of Island Pond died in Barton on January 9, 2010.
She was the widow of Russell Glasson, who she married in 1941.
Mrs. Glasson was born in Island Pond on September 22, 1921, a daughter of Edward and Ida (Legacy) Hawkins.
She was a teacher for 28 years and taught in Brighton elementary as well as Morgan and Holland schools.  She was principal of Brighton elementary for a few years.  She was secretary to the Brighton Alumni Association for about 30 years, and she held all elected posts of the Order of the Eastern Star and was also in the state and grand representatives of North Dakota.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband and went camping with her daughter Barb and her husband, Howard, including traveling to the West Coast.  She also enjoyed flower gardening, birding, sugaring, going to her camp, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.  She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma/Episolon Chapter, a lifetime member of the North Star Chapter of the Eastern Star, and the Island Pond Historical Society.  Mrs. Glasson was also a member of the Island Pond Congregational Church for many years and was very active on the church board as a trustee and deacon.  She was superintendent of Sunday School, as well as a teacher there, and she served as secretary of the church.
She is survived by her daughters:  Barbara Walker and her husband, Howard of Island Pond, and Lola Carpenter and her husband, Gary, of Spencer, Tennessee; by her grandchildren:  Wendy Walker and her husband, Charles Fleer Jr., of Olympia, Washington, and Justin Walker and his wife, Lisa, of  North Pole, Alaska;  her granddaughters:  Kelly Dodson and her friend Mickey Fisher of Spencer, Tennessee, and Kate Carpenter of Friendsville, Tennessee;  by great-grandchildren Ethan and Emma Dodson and Brianna Walker; by her sister Irene and her husband, Darrell Annis, of Island Pond; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Russell, on July 18, 1990; by an infant son, Roy Edward, on March 17, 1961: and by siblings Percy Hawkins, Pauline McKinney, and Junior Edward Hawkins.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 14, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home at 1199 Railroad Street in Island Pond.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Island Pond with the Reverend Alan Magoon officiating.  Interment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery where services by members of Eastern Star will be held.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Earlah E. “Ruth” Ingalls
Earlah E. “Ruth” Ingalls, of Irasburg died peacefully at home on May 5, 2010.
She was born August 14, 1927, in Albany, a daughter of Jesse Farr and Hazel (Davis) Farr.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 66 years, Maurice T. Ingalls of Irasburg; her son Bill and his wife, Toni, of Irasburg; grandsons:  Jesse Ingalls and his wife, Sally, Russell Ingalls, Keith Ingalls and his wife, Mimi, and Kevin Ingalls; her great-grandson Jonathan; and her sister Odessa Sanville of Irasburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by daughters Marilyn, Susan, Paula, and Deborah, as well as a brother, Kenneth Farr, and by two sisters, Mary Potter and Madeline Kennison.
Mrs. Ingalls was born and raised on the family farm in Albany and attended Craftsbury Academy.  In her youth, she was a skilled horse rider, and was often seen riding her horse over hill and dale to school in Albany Center.
On February 1, 1944, she married Maurice who was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  She worked various jobs while keeping her home.  She was a frequent participant in most of the area bingo games and won her share of the jackpots.
Mrs. Ingall’s true love in life was her family.  She lived for her husband, son and grandsons.  Gram could always be counted on to impart gentle advice and encouragement to those she thought needed it, and no holiday get-together was complete without gram’s rolls.  She bravely suffered grave tragedy in her life with the loss of her four daughters.  Throughout all heartache, she showed a strength most would feel impossible to comprehend.  She always knew she would see the girls again, and now she has.  She leaves behind a shining example of how one should live, and she will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on May 9 at the Irasburg United Church with the Reverend Harvey Bartlett officiating.  Interment followed in Albany Village Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Irasburg United Church, Irasburg, Vermont  05845.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 


Michael G. Martel
Michael G. Martel, 47, of Colchester died unexpectedly this spring.
He was born November 14, 1962, in New Britain, Connecticut, the beloved son of Jerry Martel and the late Pauline Lesage.
He graduated from Lake Region Union High School in 1980 and later  from Eastern Michigan University.
Mr. Martel was a gifted artist and photographer.  He loved skiing and the outdoors.
He is survived by his father, Gerard Martel, and his wife, Judy, of Orleans; two children:  Christian Martel of Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Mason Martel of Westford; two brothers, Robert Martel of Barton and Edward Tinker of Sydney, Australia; three sisters:  Lee-Anne Martin and her husband, Tom, of Moretown, Tracie Yindra and her husband, Chris, of Huntington, and Cindy Steele of Phoenix, Arizona; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his mother, Pauline, and by a brother, Paul.
Funeral services were held at St. Theresa’s Church in Orleans on May 8 with the Reverend Sixmund Nyabenda celebrating a Mass.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

 


George Chalmers McKelvey Jr.

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George Chalmers McKelvey Jr., 85, of North Haverhill, New Hampshire, died on May 8, 2010, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, New Hampshire.
He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on July 28, 1924, a son of George Chalmers and Doris (Hird) McKelvey.
He graduated from Lowell High School in 1942.  While there, he was a member of the band and played at the World’s Fair in New York in 1939.  He attended the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and played solo trumpet with the UNH band.  In his sophomore year, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he remained from 1943-1946.  After attending his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, he was assigned to the Anti-Tank Company of the 326 Glider Infantry Regiment of the 13th Airborne Division in the European Theater. Later he marched down Fifth Avenue in New York City in the famous victory parade with the 82nd Airborne.  He completed his service at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Upon his return to civilian life, he went back to UNH  where he received a bachelor’s degree in history in 1949 and a master’s degree in history in 1950.
From 1950-1952, Mr. McKelvey served as principal of the North Hampton Elementary School.  From 1952-1953, he taught at the Woodsville Elementary School in Woodsville.  The following year, he became the teaching principal there until 1969.  When the Woodsville and Haverhill school districts combined, he was appointed full-time principal of the then K-8 schools, Woodsville elementary and the James R. Morrill School in North Haverhill.  He remained at the two schools until retiring in 1980.
He enjoyed listening to and collecting big band music.  Traveling, golf, reading, and sports (especially the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins) were his passions, and his family meant the world to him.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary (Downs) McKelvey; their son George C. McKelvey III and his wife, Judy, of Newport; granddaughter Meredith of Boston, Masachusetts; his sister-in-law Eleanor Riordan of Dover, New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by four generations of the Kimball and Morrill families who have been best friends and neighbors for 54 years.
A funeral service was held on May 12 with Gerry Brooks officiating.  Burial followed at Horsemeadow Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cottage Hospital, P.O. Box 2001, Woodsville, New Hampshire 03785, or to the UNH Foundation, John S. Elliott Alumni Center, Durham, New Hampshire 03824.
To offer online condolence, please visit www.rickerfh.com.

 

 

 
Bertha Nora O’Gorman
Bertha Nora O’Gorman died on May 4, 2010, in Newport.
She was born on January 3, 1921, in St. Giles, Quebec, a daughter of Nicholas O’Gorman and Rose Bagley.  Her family moved to Island Pond in 1927 where Ms. O’Gorman attended St. Mary’s Academy, graduating in 1938.
Ms. O’Gorman worked 27 years for the A&P Company, first in its Island Pond store, then in Montpelier, Barre and Gorham, New Hampshire.  She completed her career as a bookkeeper at the Mountain View House in Whitefield, New Hampshire.
She was an active participant in numerous community organizations, among them the Brighton American Legion Auxiliary, Random Ladies Club, Catholic Daughters of America, and St. Mary’s Alumni.  She was renowned for helping others in any way she could.  Within her extended family, she was everyone’s “godmother.”
Ms. O’Gorman was predeceased by her parents and 11 siblings.  She leaves her sisters-in-law:  Muriel O’Gorman and Dorothy O’Gorman; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated at St. James the Greater in Island Pond on May 8 with burial at Lakeside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Evelyn M. Petelle
Evelyn M. Petelle, 87, of Derby Line died in Newport on May 8, 2010.
She was born on November 11, 1922, a daughter of Henry and Octavia (Brooks) Valley.
On April 28, 1946, she married Raymond Petelle, who predeceased her.
Mrs. Petelle worked as a secretary for many years at Butterfields and the former Edwin Earle Insurance Agency.  She was an active member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church and the Ladies Alter Society.  She was also an RSVP volunteer and helped out for several years in Joan Sbara’s third-grade class in that capacity.  She also enjoyed making arts and crafts and taking trips with her late husband.
Mrs. Petelle is survived by her son Russell Petelle and his wife, Anne Marie, of Derby Line; and by the following grandchildren:  Heidi Santaw and her husband, Shawn, Raymond Beauchesne and his wife, Vicki, Rebecca Petelle and her companion, Kevin Purcell, Regan Vaine and her husband, Jerry, Skyler Boushel, Paul and Hannah Chambers; and by the following great-grandchildren:  Abigail and T.J. Santaw, Joshua, Ryan, Alex, and Landon Beauchesne, Maddie and Daven Vaine.  She was predeceased by a son, Darrell Petelle, and by a daughter, Phyllis Beauchesne.
Funeral services were held on May 11 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line where a Mass was celebrated.  Interment followed in St. Edward’s Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Derby Elementary Field Trip Scholarship Fund, Derby Line, Vermont  05830.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

Raymond John Major
 
Raymond John Major, 79, died peacefully at his home in Newport on Saturday, May 1, 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Grenier Major; his son, Daniel Major; his daughters, Rachel Carr and her husband, Michael, of Bellingham, Washington, Loraine Bullis and her husband, David, of Barre, and Cynthia Gardyne and her husband, Scot, of Newport; by six grandsons:  Casey and Kyle Major, Douglas and Jeffrey Carr, and Shawn and Scott Bullis; three brothers:  Andrew Major, Paul Major, and John Major.  He was predeacesed by two brothers, Gilbert Major and Marcel Major; and one sister, Jeanine Gratton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dr. Ron Holland Dialysis Center at North Country Hospital in Newport.
There will be no calling hours or public service.  Private interment will be held by the family at a later date.
Online condolences may be made to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
 
Committal services
The following commital services will be held:
Josephine LeMay on Saturday, May 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.
Gertrude Place on Saturday, May 15, at 1:30 p.m. at the North Troy Village Cemetery.
David Graveline on Friday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport.
Lori Beaudry Lawyer on Saturday, May 15, at 9:30 a.m. at Notre Dame Cemetery in North Troy.
George Bonneau on Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Newport.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.
Frances Boisvert on Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at the Derby Center Cemetery.
Dorothy Hoadley on Saturday, May 15, at 1:30 p.m. at the Brownington Center Cemetery.
Graveside services will be held for Mary Reed on Sunday, May 23, at 12:15 p.m. in Westlook Cemetery in Glover.
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May 5, 2010 Obituaries

Richard I. Campbell
Richard I. Campbell, 87, of Derby died peacefully on April 27, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born September 29, 1922, in Granville, a son of Clyde and Bessie ( Manning) Campbell.
On January 19, 1972, he married Lorinda Yantz who survives him.
He entered the U.S. Navy where he was on the USS Enterprise and served during WWII in the Pacific Theater as a radar operator.
He enjoyed working with farm animals and retired as a dairy farmer from Routhier Farms in Bloomfield.
He is survived by his wife, Lorinda Campbell, of Derby; his son Matthew Campbell and his companion, Kim Roberge of Newport Center; by his granddaughter, Liza Campbell; by several nieces and nephews; and by his three dogs, three cats, and two birds.  He was predeceased by a brother and three sisters.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Frontier Animal Society, 502 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.

 

 

 

 

James Charles Carpenter
James Charles Carpenter Sr., 77, of Newport died April 24, 2010, in Zepherhills, Florida.
He was born November 28, 1932, in Derby, a son of Charles and Winifred (Lemere) Carpenter.
On September 12, 1953, he married Sfa Flynn who predeceased him on September 16, 2005.
Mr. Carpenter was a dairy farmer and a truck driver for the former W.S. Mitchell.  He held memberships with the Benevolent Order of the Elks #2155 where he was a life member, and he was also a former member of the Grange.  He enjoyed camping.
He is survived by his children:  Steve Carpenter of Derby, Ken Carpenter and his wife, Paula, of St. Johnsbury, Sally Carpenter of East Bolton, and James Carpenter Jr. of Lake Worth, Florida; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers:  Harold  Carpenter and his wife, Lucille, of Dover, New Hampshire, Dale Carpenter and his wife, Sandra, of West Charleston, and Reginald Carpenter and his wife, Linda, of North Troy; his sisters-in-law Lois Carpenter of Derby and Diana Emmerson and her husband, Ernie, of Holland; brother-in-law David Flynn of Derby; his mother-in-law, Ruby Flynn, of Holland; and by his special friend, Sharon Jacobs of Newport.  He was predeceased by a brother, Charles Carpenter Jr.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Derby Center Cemetery with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Ron Holland M.D. Community Dialysis Center, North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, Vermnt 05855, or to the Frontier Animal Society, 502 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.

 

 

Michael Todd Cole

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Michael Todd Cole, 44, beloved father, son, brother and friend to many, died on April 27, 2010, in Jericho.
He was born October 17, 1965, in Newport, a son of Lynda (Buchanan) Cole and the late Everett Cole.
He fought a valiant and courageous battle with cancer for over a year.  He did not give in and just lie on the couch but he got up and went nearly every day he could.  His miracle was that he had this inner strength to do things his way.
He graduated from North Country Union High School in 1983 and went to work for his dad at Cole and Webster, Inc., for many years.  For a short time he had his own used car business.  Then he worked at DeLabruere Auto Sales, and more recently he was employed by Courtesy car dealership.
Mr. Cole was predeceased by his father, Everett “Mike” Cole in 2007.  He is survived by his sons,  Joshua and Anthony, and their mother, Rhonda; by his mother, Lynda Cole, of Derby; his brother Tim Cole and his wife, Tina, of Jericho; his sisters Connie Montague and her husband, David, of  Charleston, Gayla Gosselin and her husband, Dan, of Derby, and Tracey Poulin and her husband, Jeff, of Derby; by special nieces and nephews:  Cole, Jennifer, Ashley, Lauren, Chad, Roger, Jake, Alyssa, Samantha, ZaKary and their families and partners; and by many many friends.
Funeral services were held on May 3 at the Church of God in Derby with the Reverend Laurence Wall officiating.  In accordance with Mike’s wishes that his son Anthony receive a college education, and that he had been planning to help him reach his goal, a college fund has been established in Mr. Cole’s memory for Anthony Cole in care of Community National Bank, P.O. Box 259, Derby, Vermont 05829.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Audrey Edna Dutilly

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Audrey Edna Dutilly, 76, of Troy died May 2, 2010, in Newport with her family at her side.
She was born January 12, 1934, in Glocester, Rhode Island, a daughter of Frank and Vera (Taft) Howard.
On June 13, 1956, she married Gerard Dutilly who predeceased her in 1977.
Mrs. Dutilly was employed by Quill Pen Manufacturing in Cranston, Rhode Island, for many years.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and making crafts.
She is survived by her children:  Charles Howard and his wife, Sherrie, of Derby, Paul Dutilly and his wife, Cathy, of Virginia, Beatrice Burke and her husband, Patrick, of Chepachet, Rhode Island, John Dutilly and his wife, Maria, of Danielson, Connecticut, and Christine Schneider and her husband, Timothy, of Cranston; by 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her faithful companion, a dog named Belle.  She was predeceased by a son, Edward Dutilly, in 2001.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, at the Acotes Cemetery in Chepachet, Rhode Island.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Francis Archibald Lacombe

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Francis Archibald Lacombe died peacefully on April 19, 2010, in Newport at the age of 82, after a short but courageous struggle with cancer.
He was a son of the late Isabel McKinnon of Glen Sandfield, Ontario, and the late Archie Lacombe of Dalhousie, Quebec.
He leaves to mourn his beloved partner of 38 years, Bryan Bowers; his beloved sister, Gertrude Sheppard of Toronto, Ontario; and two dear members of his extended family:  Robert Knox of Montréal, Quebec, and Geegee Zaveson of Jay.  He will also be much missed by many other members of his extended family, including his nieces Gail Lacombe deGruchy and her husband, Larry, of Montreal, Beverlee Lacombe Chivers and her husband, Tom, of Washington, Lynn Sheppard of Vancouver, British Columbia, Michele Sheppard of Toronto, Frances Lacombe Burnel, Mary Lacombe Thiele and her husband, Harry, Linda Lacombe Hewitt and her husband, Ted, Ann Lacombe, Marguerite Lacombe Dennis and her husband, Tim; his nephews:  Lenny Lacombe, Kenny Lacombe, and Gordie Lacombe; very close cousins, Fred Forde of Toronto, John Lacombe of Rockwood, Ontario, Catherine (Mackinnon) Leroux of Ottawa, Ontario, and Dorothy Lacombe Wheeler of Coquitlam, British Columbia.  His many friends in both the United States and Canada with whom he shared a mutual love of music, skiing, playing bridge, gourmet meals, jogging, good conversation and kindness will also miss him.
Mr. Lacombe had a life full of wonderful experiences and unforgettable events.  He attended Belmont Elementary School, Loyola High School, and Loyola College, and received his degree in education at l’Université de Montréal in 1956.  He was a teacher at Canon O’Meara (Point St.Charles) and at Holy Cross (Ville Emard) elementary schools, and at Cardinal Newman High School.  He was assistant principal at John F. Kennedy High School in St. Michel from 1964 through 1969, principal at Pius Ninth High School from 1969  through 1971, William Hingston High School from 1971 through 1981, and Thomas D’Arcy McGee High School from 1981 to 1983.  He retired in 1983 after 32 years in education with La Commission des Ecoles Catholiques de Montréal.
Other accomplishments included being honored with a medal from Queen Elizabeth II while he was at William Hingston High School, and working closely with Tony Walsh, the founder of Benedict Labre House until Mr. Walsh took his retirement many years later.  It was an exceptional life for an exceptional man.
Following his cremation, he will be interred at a later date at the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.  At his request, there will be no funeral service, but the family is planning a gathering to celebrate his wonderful life at a date and time to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hope Lodge, Lois McClure – Bee Tabakin Building, 237 East Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05401-3412.

 

 

Abbie R. Warman

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Abbie R. Warman, 75, of Newport, died peacefully on April 27, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born February 5, 1935, in Southbridge, Massachusetts, a daughter of James and Abbie (Howlett) Roberts.
On April 21, 1963, she married Blair Warman who survives her.
Mrs. Warman was a registered nurse.  She was employed by the New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Massachusetts, from 1957-1989.  More recently she was employed by North Country Hospital in Newport, the Union House Nursing Home in Glover, and for the past ten years by Michaud Manor in Derby Line.
She enjoyed cooking, family and hospitality.  She held membership with the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Newport.
She is survived by her husband, Blair Warman, of Newport; two children: James B. Warman and his wife, Michelle, Donna (Warman) Luna and her husband, Jose; five beloved grandchildren:  Nathaniel Warman, Kaitlyn Warman, Lindsey Luna, Jose B. Luna, and Isabel Luna; a twin brother, Bud (Alfred) Roberts, and his wife, Edna, of South Lancaster, Massachusetts; and her brother-in-law Pastor William Dudgeon.  She was predeceased by a brother, James Roberts, and a sister, Jane Roberts Dudgeon.
A celebration of her life was held on May 3 at the Newport Baptist Church with Pastor Jose Luna officiating.  Interment was at the Holland Cemetery in Holland, Massachusetts.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Summer Camp Fund, Disciples of the Word Ministries, P.O. Box 47, Milford, New Hampshire 03055.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Matthew C. Young

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Matthew C. Young, 20, of Albany died suddenly on April 30, 2010, in Albany.
He was born October 10, 1989, in Newport, a son of  Donald Young and Sharon Pendexter.
He was self-employed.  He enjoyed the outdoors, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, hunting, wrestling, and the company of his friends.
He is survived by his mother, Sharon Pendexter and his stepfather, Harry Pendexter, of East Conway, New Hampshire; his father, Donald Young, and his fiancé, Patricia, of Essex Junction; his sisters:  Valerie Hartman and her husband, David, of Barton, and Holly Lefebvre and her husband, Corey, of Irasburg; by his grandparents:  Clayton Richardson of East Fryeberg, Maine, and Howard and Judy Young of Conway, New Hampsire; and by the following nieces and nephews:  Daniel, Dylan, and Devin Sheltra, Aaron Lefebvre and Cadence Sheltra.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 7, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home at 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport.  Friends may call at the funeral home on May 7 from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral.  Interment will take place at a later date in Denmark, Maine.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Committal Services
The following committal services will be held:
David Ostrout Jr. at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, at the Mountainview Cemetery in Lowell.

 

Lee Holmes Jr. at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 7, at the Derby Center Cemetery with military honors.

 

Elwin Annis Jr. on Friday, May 7, at 1 p.m. at the Irasburg Cemetery.

 

Gertrude Drown at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, at Pine Grove Cemetery.

 

Priscilla and Carlton Plante at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, at the Lake Road Cemetery.

 

Marion Pratt at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, at the Lakeside Cemetery in Island Pond.

 

Margaret Lussier at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, at St. John’s Cemetery in Albany.

 

Germaine Moeykens at 10 a.m. on Monday May 10, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.
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April 28, 2010 Obituaries

Anne W. Adams

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Anne Warner Adams, born July 27, 1936, in Lowell, to Ralph and Elsie Preston, died on the evening of April 8, 2010, in Hanford, California.  She was in the presence of loved ones when she died.
Mrs. Adams is survived by a brother, Ralph “Bud” Preston; a sister, Margaret “Pres” Atwater; four children:  Karen Jones, Janis Young, Robert Adams and Susan Cardoza; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was a devoted mother who worked hard and made great sacrifices for her children; her greatest joy was in being a grandmother and great-grandmother.
Her remains will be cremated and laid to rest at Mountainview Cemetery in Lowell.
Phyllis B. Amyot
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Phyllis B. Amyot, 83, died peacefully on April 24, 2010, at the Vermont Respite House in Wiliston.  She was born in Glover on September 8, 1926, a daughter of Philip and Gertrude Brooks.
In 1985 she married Vincent Amyot, and together they operated Amyot’s Inc. John Deere Dealership in Barton.
After retiring with her husband in 1992, they enjoyed traveling both in the U.S. and abroad.  Mrs. Amyot also enjoyed playing the organ and taking organ lessons at their Florida winter home.  She had a love for her flower gardens, birdwatching, all things craft-related.  She had extensive collections of Disney items, John Deere toys, and Shirley Temple dolls, books, and movies.
In her later years, you could almost always find her watching the Food Network or the home improvement channel, waiting for the mail to come or for someone to stop in to visit or take her for a ride to McDonald’s for a special treat.  During her latest illness, she received special care and comfort from her granddaughter Shelley and caretaker and friend Bonnie Poginy.
She is survived by three daughters:  Sondra Thomson of Colchester, Bonnie Currier and her husband, Raymond, of Glover, Stephanie Lesage and her husband, Peter, of Colchester; and by step-children Eric and Christina Amyot of Jackson, New Jersey, Deborah and David Brosseau of Lyndonville, Carmen and David Brown of Jappa, Maryland, and Jacque and Leah Amyot of Corinth, New York.  She is also survived by a sister, Mona Rivard of Colchester.  She will be sadly missed by 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her loving husband of 20 years, Vincent Amyot, and by her two brothers, Neil and Alton Brooks.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 28, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Barton with Father Dan Rupp officiating, a person who was of special comfort to Mrs. Amyot through both her own illness and her husband’s.  Internment will take place at Westlook Cemetery in Glover following the Mass.
Should friends and family desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home web site at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Gervaise Belanger

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Gervaise Belanger, 78, of Derby died April 17, 2010, in Newport surrounded by her family.
She was born April 21, 1931, in St. Gideon, Quebec, a daughter of Simeon and Victoria Quirion.
On June 18, 1949, she married Joachim Belanger who predeceased her on March 26, 2003.
She is survived by her children:  Diane Belanger of Derby, Andre Belanger and his wife, Charlene, of Polk City, Florida, Denis Belanger of Holland, Laurette Baraw and her husband, Kenneth, of Johnson, Francine Linn and her husband, Pete, of Eagle River, Alaska, and Manon Higginson and her fiance, Joe Cote, of Newport; by 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by a brother, Ange Emile Quirion, of St. Robert, Quebec, three sisters:  Jeannette Nadeau of Newport, Jacqueline Lachance of St. George, Quebec, and Claudette Nadeau of St. Gideon, Quebec.  She was predeceased by two brothers:  Larry Quirion and Jean Noel Quirion, and by a sister, Claire Yvette.
Funeral services were held April 21 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line where a Mass was held.  Interment was in St. Edward’s Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.

 

 

Yvonne L. Bertolini

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Yvonne L. Bertolini, 82, of Barton died April 19, 2010, in Newport.
She was born July 7, 1927, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a daughter of Sidney and Pearl (Cheek) Heggerness.
Ms. Bertolini is survived by her best friend of 29 plus years, Tami Stone of Barton;  by Ms. Stone’s boys, Bruce Jr. and his wife, Melissa, Roy Stone and his fiancé, Liza, of Barton, and Logan Stone; Ms. Stone’s grandchildren:  Bruce III, Nicholas and Cheyanne; by her children:  John Willemsen Bertolini of Newport, Matthew Bertolini and his wife, Geneva, of Glover; her grandchildren:  Jeremy, Lucas, Lorenzo, Magon Bassett and her husband, Nate, Crystal Hancock and her husband, Scott, Sara Camber and Daniel Camber, Christina and Tabatha Bertolini; her great-grandchildren:  Danielle, Mary and Chloe Bassett and Justin Camber.  She also leaves a very good friend, Roger Menard, a special aunt, June; and by several nieces, nephews and aunts and uncles.  She was predeceased by her mother, Pearl Cheek, her father, Sidney Heggerness, her daughter Sharon Willemsen Bertolini Camber, her son Steven Willemsen and a son-in-law Daniel Camber.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC) Exercise Program, 400 Quarry Road, Derby, Vermont  05829.
Arrangements by Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.

 

 

Edmond J. Boutin

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Edmond J. Boutin, 91, of Glover died peacefully on April 23, 2010, in Glover.
He was born March 10, 1919, in Williston, a son of Joseph and Rose (Bergeron) Boutin.
On May 17, 1942, he married Collette Talbot who survives him.
Mr. Boutin lived in Essex Center from 1920 to 1935.  He went to school eight years in Essex Center and moved to Barton on May 17, 1935, to a bigger farm with his parents.  He worked on the farm until he reported to service for the U.S. between October 15, 1941, and December 15, 1945.  He was stationed at Keesler Field, Mississippi, from January to August of 1942 where he served in the orthopedic ward in the hospital.  He went on to Gulf Port Field, Mississippi, until January of 1945 where he served as a carpenter in the maintenance department.  He went to the infantry at Camp Livingston, Louisiana, where he joined the engineers then left and went to Rufus, Oregon, for two weeks in March 1945.  This is when the Allies broke through German lines, and he returned to Camp Polk in Louisiana.  He was at this camp when President Roosevelt died in April of 1945.
He then went to Huma, Arizona, and built bridges across the Colorado River.  He was there when the first atomic bomb was tested in the desert.  The war ended, and Mr. Boutin went to Riverside, California, where he camped near the Pacific and built roads and tested wire mesh to help drive heavy equipment in sandy conditions.
He was honorably discharged and returned to Barton where he worked on the family farm until March of 1946 when he went to work for Webster Motors in Barton as a mechanic.  In 1949 he built a small garage in Barton called Ed’s Garage and owned and operated it until 1951.  He traded this building with John Talbot in 1951 when he moved to Glover to farm.  He dairy farmed until August 1973 when the Interstate 91 was built and split up some of the farmland.  He worked at Ethan Allen in Orleans in 1973 and operated a variable saw until retirement on March 31, 1984.
He held memberships with the American Legion Post #76 of Barton where he was a member for 50 years and also the Knights of Columbus.  After his retirement, he liked to tinker with all sorts of things.  He was a master carpenter and wood craftsman.
He is survived by his wife, Collette Boutin of Glover, eight children:  Michael Boutin of Burlington, Paul Boutin and his wife, Christal, of Glover, Denise Perron and her husband, Eric, of Carson City, Nevada, Susan Swift and her husband, James, of Glover, Nicole Blodgett and her husband, Andrew, of Underhill, Ronald Boutin and his companion, Sue Bacon, of Glover, Diane McGough and her husband, Larry, of Colorado, Springs, Colorado, and Mark Boutin and his wife, Jo, of St. Albans; by 16 grandchildren; by 15 great-grandchildren; and by several nieces and nephews. ,He was predeceased by a sister, Jean Boutin, and by two brothers:  Antonio and Clement Boutin.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 30, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home at 12 Elm Street in Barton.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Barton with the Reverend Sixmund Nyabenda celebrating a Mass.  Interment will follow in Westlook Cemetery in Glover with military honors.  Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the St. Paul’s Catholic School in Barton.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home web site at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Myrna M. Brosseau
Myrna May Brosseau, 67, of Hardwick died peacefully on April 20, 2010, at the Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington.
She was born March 27, 1943, in Sutton, a daughter of  Edson and Ethel (Paul) Basford.
She attended Barton public schools and Glover village school.
Mrs. Brosseau was a devoted mother, grandmother and caregiver.   She spent her life raising her children and was an avid seamstress, quilter, knitter and baker.  She treasured spending time with her grandchildren, teaching them to cook and sew, as well as playing cards and board games.  She was a member of the Hardwick Bible Baptist Church.
Survivors include her mother, Ethel Basford, of Glover; Robert Brosseau Sr., the father of her children; three sons:  Robert Brosseau Jr. of Derby, Joseph Brosseau of Hardwick, and André Brosseau of West Glover; two daughters:  Debbie Messier and her husband, Shawn, of Hardwick, and Theresa Quinlan and her husband, Dan, of Ellsworth, Maine; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; six sisters: Beverly Messier of Green Acres, Florida, Pheobe Kimball of Coventry, Barbara Isham of East Hardwick, Lorraine Gillifillan of Nashua, New Hampshire, Beatrice Whittier and Gloria White, both of Greensboro; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her father, Edson Basford; three brothers, Charles, Brian and Bernard Basford; a brother-in-law, Irwin White; and a sister-in-law, Linda Basford.
A funeral was held April 23 at the United Church in Hardwick with the Reverend Judy Waible and pastor Matt Perkins officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Hardwick Bible Baptist Church, Youth Camp Fund, 296 South Main Street, Hardwick, Vermont 05843.
Arrangements by Northern Vermont Funeral Service.

 

 

Bruce O. Hansen

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Bruce O. Hansen, 74, of North Troy died peacefully on April 24, 2010, in Newport.
He was born January 2, 1936, in North Troy, a son of Reginald and Laura (Bocash) Hansen.
On May 17, 1958, he married Janice Denton who survives him.
He worked for many years for the town of Troy and later became town manager.  He also was employed at Orleans Manufacturing, Poulin Grain, and Jay Peak where he made many friends.
Mr. Hansen enjoyed sports.  He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the Montréal Canadiens.  He also played softball, basketball, and baseball.  He bowled, and he could play a good game of horseshoes.
He was a great family man and enjoyed doing things with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Hansen, of North Troy; two children:  Jacqueline Hansen of North Troy and Mickey Hansen and his wife, Deborah, of Derby; a grandson, Jeffrey Hansen, of Derby; and by his cat Babe; by four brothers:  Philip Hansen of Connecticut, Harold Hansen and his wife, Margo, of North Troy, James Hansen and his wife, Ann, of Newport, Reginald Hansen and his wife, Susan of North Troy; by a sister Jane Morris of Maryland; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was very close to sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law:  Dorio Roberts, Rollie Denton and Karleen, Bernard  Denton and Sandy.
He was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Hastings; brothers Roger and Harley; his in-laws Harriet and Edmund Garrett, Jeannette and Chet Wisneski and Geneva Roberts.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home at 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport with the Reverend Rick Shover officiating.  Interment will follow in North Troy Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the North Troy Cemetery Association, care of Donna Kennison, 92 Elm Street, North Troy, Vermont 05859.
Arrangements by Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.

 

 

Lee C. Horn
Lee C. Horn, 66, of Greensboro died Monday, April 12, 2010, while on a cruise in the Caribbean after a year-long battle with cancer.
Mr. Horn was born July 15, 1943, in Atlanta, Georgia, a son of William A. Horn Sr. and Ona C. Horn.
He was a graduate of Henry Grady High School and Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
He married Malda Perry on June 26, 1992, in Herndon, Virginia.
A lifetime career in insurance and finance carried him from Atlanta to Chicago, Keene, New Hampshire, Washington, D.C., and finally to Galveston, Texas.  He and his wife dreamed of a retirement sanctuary in Vermont and were able to enjoy the beauty of the Northeast Kingdom for almost two years before he died.
Mr. Horn loved music — all kinds, but especially blues and jazz.  He played guitar and in college had his own band which played back-up to such greats as B.B. King, Mac Davis, and Chubby Checker.  He also enjoyed reading, camping, traveling and gardening.  He loved playing practical jokes and found humor in life each day, sharing his dry wit with others.
He was a loving caregiver for his mother and mother-in-law in earlier years and, in retirement, continued his compassion for others by volunteering for Meals on Wheels, driving residents to doctors’ appointments and serving on the board of trustees for the Craftsbury Community Care Center.
Survivors include his wife, Malda, of Greensboro; five sons:  Richard Godwin of Burlington, Iowa, Ronald, Kenneth and Matthew  of Denver, Colorado, and Bradford and his wife, Carmen, of Atlanta; step-daughter Dianne Stoehr and her husband, Dan, of Tacoma, Washington; stepsons Douglas Perry and his wife, Tina, of Southlake, Texas, and David Perry and his wife, Zoie, of Longview, Texas; step-son-in-law Bryan Venable of Stafford, Virginia; a brother, William Horn and his wife, Anna, of Norcross, Georgia; birth father Lee Gillespie and his wife, Teeny, of Gainsville, Georgia; half-sister Gail Turner and her husband, Bill, of Gainsville; half-brother Richard Gillespie of Cumming, Georgia; brother-in-law John von Steinbergs of Minnetonka, Minnesota; and 18 grandchildren.
Mr. Horn was predeceased by his father, William A. Horn, and step-daughter Deborah Venable.  His mother, Ona Horn, died four days after his death.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church in East Craftsbury.
Arrangements by the Malcom R. Davis Funeral Home.

 

 

Richard “Duke” LaPointe

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Richard Tommy “Duke” LaPointe, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones at Fletcher Allen Hospital on Friday, April 16, 2010, following complications from longstanding health concerns.
In his 56 years, Mr. LaPointe never stopped loving life or his friends and family, leaving a full legacy of touched lives and extraordinary memories.
He was born on February 8, 1954, in Claremont, New Hampshire, to Theresa and Donald “Red” LaPointe.  He grew up with his five siblings:  Donna Tewksbury, Karen Pore, Pamela Fairbanks, Rhonda Sharkey and Colan Lacroix.
He had two children, Alan LaPointe and Kristin LaPointe.  Four granddaughters, Samantha LaPointe, Ashli LaPointe, Sadie Witham-LaPointe, and Sara Witham-LaPointe were a source of love and pride.  He adored all ten of his nieces and nephews and watching their lives develop as they began their own families.
He met and married his best friend, Tami Raymond, in 1994. Together they traveled the world.  Mr. LaPointe loved the freedom that came from scuba diving with sharks and watching his wife enjoy much needed relaxation from farm life.  They often traveled with their dear and devoted friends, Stephen and Trudy Hurd.
Mr. LaPointe graduated from Stevens High School in Claremont, New Hampshire, in 1972.  From there, he joined the Navy.  He developed a love for agriculture early in life, which led him to pursue an education at the University of New Hampshire in animal science.  At the same time, he would realize his dream of owning and operating his own dairy farm when he rented and eventually bought Kristal Farms in Holland.
Even though health issues would eventually leave him unable to continue his passion for dairy farming, Mr. LaPointe was never one to let problems stop him from living his life to the fullest. He made use of his newly found freedom to see the world, spend time with his friends and family, and help his wife turn the farm into a family oriented, successful equine establishment.
He lived his life with dignity, compassion, and purpose and will be sorely missed by the many people whose lives he helped shape.  Both Mr. and Mrs. LaPointe touched countless lives of children as they shared their love of livestock.
In acknowledgement of the remarkable care that Mr. LaPointe received from North Country Hospital, the family asks that anyone wishing to give toward his memory make a donation to the Ron Holland Community Dialysis Center at North Country Hospital in Newport or to the Border Livestock Plus 4-H Club, care of Clara Nadeau, 3571 Gore Road, Derby, Vermont 05829.
A celebration of Mr. LaPointe’s life will start at noon on May 15 at Kristal Farms, 905 Goodall Road, in Holland.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

 

Jane Little

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Jane Little, 91, died at her residence in Greensboro on April 18, 2010, with her caregivers, Andrea and Sandra McLeod, by her side.
She was born April 22, 1918, the daughter of G. Austin and Agnes (Kipper) Little.
She was a 1935 graduate of Woodbury High School and attended Wilson College in Pennsylvania where she majored in languages and political science.  She then attended Interboro Institute in New York and Pierce School in Philadelphia for secretarial training.  After a stint at Vermont Junior College as an instructor of modern languages, she attended Middlebury College for a summer advanced study of Spanish composition and conversation.
With the start of World War II, she attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, and was commissioned ensign in the first women’s company to graduate from a men’s military training school.  She became the only SPAR (Coast Guard Women’s Reservist) selected to instruct in a training course for male officers.  She served as a communications instructor in several positions.  She was the only SPAR to serve as personnel officer in the Coast Guard training center for men after her recall to the service in 1951 at the start of the Korean Conflict.
Ms. Little moved on in 1954 to Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia as dean of women, assistant dean of the college, then dean of student affairs, and finally assistant professor of Spanish.  She then was the director of student services and resident advisor at the International House in New York City, and in 1960 became the associate dean of students at State University of New York in New Paltz.  Later she attended Princeton Theology Seminar and became a ruling elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Kingston, New York.
Ms. Little was a motivated person, interested in people throughout her career — teaching, counseling and working with them through her church and personal life.  She was concerned with the environment and was active with the Nature Conservancy and Habitat for Humanity.  Through her efforts, land on the back side of Long Pond in Greensboro, is protected.  She worked in her younger days as a camp counselor in the Lake Fairlee area and during her short time at Vermont Junior College in Montpelier organized and instructed a riding club.  She held a pilot’s license and achieved many goals, too many to mention.
She leaves three nieces and six nephews, the children of her brother Robert Little and sister Agnes Little Ruhl who predeceased her.  She was also predeceased by her parents.
Ms. Little’s remains will be intered in the family plot in the Wenonah Cemetery in Wenonah, New Jersey, where a family service will be held later this spring.
The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

William “Jim” J. Marsh

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William “Jim” J. Marsh, 82, of Orleans died peacefully on April 22, 2010, in Burlington.
He was born July 8, 1927, in Stewartstown, New Hampshire, a son of Robert and Mildred (Davis) Marsh.
On December 27, 1949, he married Norine Stone who predeceased him in 1994.
Mr. Marsh was a veteran of World War II and held membership with the American Legion Post #23 of Orleans.
He worked as a whitewash man for various farms throughout northern Vermont for many years.  His hobbies included fishing, hunting, gardening, and lawn work.
He is survived by his children:  Danny Marsh and his wife, Yvette, of North Troy, Randy Marsh and his wife, Virginia, of East Wallingford, and Carol Marsh of Oregon; a son-in-law Harry Shover of Brownington; and by the following grandchildren:  Amy (Lee) Barrup, Christopher Marsh, Ashley Marsh, Courtney Marsh, and Danielle Shover; and by three great-grandchildren; a brother Robert (Eddy) Marsh and his wife, Sandra, of Barre; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Cindy Shover; and by sisters and brothers Mary, Clara, Leora, Rilma, Irene, Wilfred, George, and Durwood.
Funeral services were held on April 26 at a Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home with the Reverend Christine Findlay officiating.  Interment followed in Pleasantview Cemetery in Orleans with military honors.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home Web site at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.

 

 

Gary Maynard Osborne
Gary Maynard Osborne, 62, of Island Pond, the beloved husband of Janet Osborne, died unexpectedly on April 22, 2010, in Ferdinand.
He was born June 20, 1947, in Island Pond, a beloved son of the late Maynard and Gwendolyn (Bailey) Osborne.
On June 7, 1969, he married Janet Marquis.
Mr. Osborne graduated in 1969 from the University of Vermont with a degree in forestry.  He was a 1st lieutenant in the U. S. Army and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer from 1972 until 2007 when he retired.
Upon retirement, Mr. Osborne fulfilled his lifelong dream of establishing a 4,000-tap maple sugaring operation.  He and his family poured their hearts and souls into this project.
He was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed hunting, gardening, biking, working in the vegetable and flower gardens, and especially being in the woods.  He was also a gifted carpenter and wood crafter.
Mr. Osborne held memberships with the American Legion Post #80 of Island Pond, the Vermont Maple Sugar Association, and was the town tree warden and justice of the peace.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Osborne; two sons:  Jon Gary Osborne and his wife, Kate, of Elmore and Troy David Osborne and Molly Burger of West Danville; two grandchildren:  Eben and Linden Osborne; two sisters:  Barbara Boylan and her husband, Patrick, of Bellows Falls and Cynthia Gervais and her husband, Richard, of Island Pond; aunts and uncles:  Lynwood and Helen Osborne of Alabama, Lorraine Caouette of Island Pond, Joan and Don Hill of Oregon, Ruth Perrier of Florida, and Phyllis Bailey of Barton; his sister-in-law Marcia Sullivan and her husband, James, of North Carolina; his brother-in-law Allan Marquis and his wife, Barbara, of North Carolina; his cousin and best friend Butch Osborne of Island Pond; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Funeral services were held on April 27 at Christ Episcopal Church in Island Pond with the Reverend Brendan Whittaker officiating.  Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Island Pond Health Center, P.O. Box 425, Island Pond, Vermont  05846. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.osbornemaple.com/Guestbook.php.

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Joseph Albert Ganiere

Committal services for Joseph Albert Gagniere will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 30, at St. Edward’s Cemetery in Derby Line with military honors.  Arrangements by Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.

 

 

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Robert Gosselin Sr.

There will be a funeral Mass for Robert Gosselin Sr. at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in Newport on May 6 at 11 a.m.  Interment will follow at St. Edward’s Cemetery in Derby Line.
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April 21, 2010 Obituaries

Alfred N. Diette
The Eagle and Vail valleys in Colorado lost a lot of character on March 22 with the loss of a valley favorite, Fred “Bullit” Diette, due to a stroke.
He left this world surrounded by a room full of equally big characters telling old-day Vail Ski Patrol tales.  “Bullit”, so nicknamed because of his famous speed down the hill while being probably one of the smallest men in the patrol, was well remembered for various colorful events – things that could have only happened in a bygone time when rules of the mountain were few.
Fred was born May 4, 1934, in Lowell, grew up on a farm, learned to ski at Jay Peak, became an instructor, and after a successful skiing career heading the ski school at Okemo and patrolling at the Camel Back Ski Area in Pennsylvania, he ventured to Colorado to join the young skiing community of Vail.  While he deeply loved this valley, he remained a staunch and real Vermonter through every part of him.
A good friend to many in the area, his closest friends were his hunting friends, those he worked with in construction, and his ski patrol and ski school comrades.  His stories almost always included all of them, as well as his fierce pride in being raised on a Vermont farm, developing a great love for tractors and draft horses that began as a young boy handling a team in the fields.  He held a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying for many years.  His beloved pets of many years were Choco (a lab) and his horse, Jim Beam.
He was also a chef, an expert at the grill, and took pride in being part of the annual elk steak barbecue held at patrol headquarters atop Vail Mountain in honor of President Gerald Ford who used to winter in Vail.
And loyal to the end, Fred’s wishes were that his ashes be returned to the St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell, where many of his family rest.  It was his wish that his funeral service be held there.
Fred is survived by his sisters, Connie Daigle and her husband, Conrad, of Newport, Claudette Hall and her husband, Tom Gleason, of Zephyrhills, Florida, and Poughkeepsie, New York, and Paulette (Vincent) Vitale of Moore, Oklahoma; a brother, Maurice Diette, and his wife, Sandra, of Colchester; a daughter, Patricia Miles; and a granddaughter, Madyson Taylor, of Connecticut, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Because of his love of children, donations may be made in his name to the Masonic/Greater Eagle Fire Toy Drive at P.O. Box 783, Eagle, Colorado 81631.
A memorial service will be held May 29 at 11 a.m. at the St. Ignatius Church in Lowell.  Burial will follow.

 

 

Gary Frank Rowe

 

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Gary Frank Rowe, 57, of Newport died suddenly on April 15, 2010, at his home.
He was born September 4, 1952, in Newport, a son of Frank and Rachel (Brault) Rowe.
He graduated from North Country Union High School in 1971 and entered the U.S. Air Force where he was with the military police stationed in England and Italy.
For 20 years he was employed by North Country Hospital in Newport.
Mr. Rowe was a volunteer for the Newport Rotary Basketball Tournament and he was president of the Orleans County Babe Ruth/Softball Cal Ripken League.  He was a member of the North Country Football Booster’s Club, and he also volunteered for many kids’ sporting events.
He is survived by his sisters and brother:  Gail Rowe of Newport, Susan Roberge and her husband, Jacques, of Newport, Joyce Hilson of Newport, and Ricky Rowe of Newport; also by several nieces and nephews:  Cliff Roberge, Megan Hilson, Shelby Hilson, Jeremy Rowe, and Jessica Rowe; and by great nephews Owen Roberge and Carver Maxwell.  He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Rachel Rowe; by a sister Carolyn Rowe in 1967 and by his brother-in-law Don Hilson.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in  Newport with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of the funeral.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport with military honors.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Little League, in care of Jared Gonyaw, 179 Northern Avenue, Newport, Vermont 05855.
Arrangements by Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.
Theresa M. Snider
Theresa M. Snider, 85, formerly of Derby and Lowell, died peacefully on April 14, 2010, in St. Albans.
Mrs. Snider moved to St. Albans to be with her daughter Dianna.
She was born February 15, 1925, in Lowell, a daughter of Willie and Rose (Comtois) Beaulieu.
On June 7, 1945, she married Raoul Snider who predeceased her on March 19, 2000.
Mrs. Snider’s hobbies were bowling, sewing, flower gardening, dancing, playing bingo and cards.
She is survived by her children:  Carmie Snider and his wife, Christine, of Bradenton, Florida, Dianna Baraby and her husband, John, of St. Albans, and Shermie Snider of Wichita Falls, Texas; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by two brothers:  Leo and Phillip; and two sisters:  Mary Jane Ferland and Gracia Choquette.
Funeral services were held April 17 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line where a Mass was celebrated.  Interment followed in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimers Association of Vermont and New Hampshire, 172 North Main Street, Barre, Vermont  05641-4124.
Arrangements by the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.
Lawrence C. Thompson

 

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Lawrence C. Thompson Sr., 84, of Newport died peacefully April 11, 2010, at his home.
He was born August 27, 1925, in Newport, a son of Raymond and Nell (Clark) Thompson.
Upon graduation from Derby Academy in 1942, he joined the U.S. Marines Corp and attended officers candidate school at Duke University, earning the rank of 1st lieutenant.  While serving in WWII and the Korean War he moved to the rank of captain before his honorable discharge in 1954.
Mr. Thompson went on to pursue a career with Ethan Allen, Inc., moving from Orleans to Danbury, Connecticut, and retiring as an executive officer.
He and his wife, Eleanor, enjoyed many winters in Florida and summers in Vermont while taking time to travel the country and abroad.  Mr. Thompson was an avid golfer and bridge player, and he enjoyed antiquing and collecting banks.
On October 2, 1947, he married Eleanor Dean Wolcott who survives him.  He is also survived by his son Lawrence “Butch” Thompson Jr. and his wife, Anne, of Derby; his daughter Cynthia Paula and her husband, Ron, of Derby; by four grandchildren:  John and James Scott, Raymond Thompson and Jeffery Thompson and his wife, Maya; a great-grandson Kai Thompson; and by nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Pansy Morgan.  Graveside services were held on April 16 at the Derby Center Cemetery with the Reverend Fred Barker officiating.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Orleans-Essex Visiting Nurse’s Association and Hospice, Inc., at 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855, or to the North Country Hospital Oncology Department, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855.
Arrangements by the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.

 

Elizabeth A. Valley
Elizabeth A. Valley, 87, of Barton died peacefully on April 14, 2010, in Newport.
She was born July 29, 1922, in Glover a daughter of Charles and Rogean (LeClair) Robinson.
On June 8, 1942, she married Paul A. Valley who predeceased her.
She and her late husband owned and operated their farm in Westmore for more than 40 years until retirement in the 1980s at which time their son Terrance bought the farm.
Mrs. Valley was active in running the farm as well as bringing up the family, and she still found time to work at the Franklin Store in Barton for 26 years.  She always enjoyed having the family over to visit and especially enjoyed the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She also enjoyed playing bingo and dominos.
She is survived by her children:  Kenneth Valley and his wife, Susan, of Connecticut and Florida, Donna Poginy and her husband, Peter, of Barton, and Terrance Valley and his wife, Allison, of Westmore; grandchildren Jeffrey Poginy and his wife, Jessica, Angela Poginy, Erica Ingalls and her husband, James, Derrick Poginy and his wife, Emily, Erin Dawson and her husband, Paul, Pamela Major and her husband, Chris, Megan and her fiancee, Kevin Choquette, Tyler, Morgan, and Jeremy Valley; and by great-grandchildren Noah and Nicole Dawson, Michaela and Aiden Poginy, Ciara Major, Bailey Ingalls, Jacob Poginy, Ava Clarkson, and Benjamin Choquette.  She is also survived by two brothers, Wayne Robinson and his wife, Lynn, of Maine, and Graydon Robinson and his wife, Virginia, of Maine; and a sister-in-law, Effie Robinson of Idaho.
She was predeceased by an infant son, Richard Dean Valley, a sister, Charlotte Gravel, and by a brother, Llewellyn Robinson.
Funeral services were held April 19 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church with the Reverend Sixmund Nyabenda celebrating a Mass.  Interment for Mrs. Valley and her husband, Paul, followed in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Barton.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 55 Day Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495.  Arrangements by the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.
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April 14, 2010 Obituaries

William A. Burgess

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William A. Burgess Sr., 86, of Newport, died on April 5, 2010.
He was born in Bennington on February 29, 1924, the eldest son of Albert All Burgess and Julia (Connelly) Burgess.
He attended Bennington High School graduating in 1943.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in WWII in the 88th Division, 350th Infantry Regiment.  He served in Africa and Italy as a combat medic; received the combat infantry badge; combat medical badge, two bronze stars, a purple heart and several other decorations.  He received an honorable discharge in 1945.
After the war ended, he returned to Bennington.  In 1949, he married Ave Maria Colgan of Bennington.  They resided in Marshfield, Montpelier and Randolph.  They had one son, William A. Burgess Jr.
Mr. Burgess worked as superintendent of construction on several sections of the Interstate system in Vermont in the 1960s.  He went on to become the assistant director of public works for the city of Montpelier, leaving that position to become the town manager for Randolph from 1973 to 1985.  In his later life, he became a business partner with the James J. Lowe Company where he served as vice president until his retirement.
He was very active in the Vermont League of Cities and Towns where he held a variety of positions.  He served on the board of directors, the Unemployment Insurance Trust, the highway committee and as treasurer.  In 1978, the Vermont League of Cities and Towns honored him as Municipal Person of the Year.
In his younger life he worked on the crew that helped develop Maidstone Lake State Park.  His love of the Northeast Kingdom’s natural beauty eventually led him to Seymour Lake, in Morgan, where he summered with his family for nearly 50 years.  He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing and shared the joys of longtime friendships with many friends who returned to the lake over the years.
His first wife, Ave, predeceased him in December 1993, after more than 40 years of marriage.  In 2000, he married his second wife, Helen Laramie, of Newport who survives him.  He is also survived by his son, William Jr., and his wife of Lebanon, New Hampshire; a brother, John Burgess, and his wife and several nieces and nephews; a step-son Raymond Laramie and his wife of Newport; two step-daughters Susan Monfette and her husband of Newport, and Pauline Sheehan and her husband of Florida, and several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-nieces and -nephews.
A funeral service was held on April 10 at St. Mary’s, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church in Newport.  Arrangements by Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes in Newport.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Burgess’ memory may be made to Seymour Lake Association, care of Janet Selby, P.O. Box 43, Morgan, Vermont 05853.
 
Raymond M. Coderre

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Raymond M. Coderre Sr., 62, of Barton died suddenly on April 6, 2010, in Newport.
He was born June 2, 1947, in Orleans, a son of Eddy and Fabiola (Vachon) Coderre.
On September 12, 1981, he married Tamie Ashline who predeceased him on August 13, 2009.
Mr. Coderre was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both of Orleans.
He is survived by two children:  Raymond Coderre Jr. and his fiancé, Jessie Bushey, of Orleans, and Tara-Lynn Coderre of Barton.  He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters:  Donald Coderre of Lowell, Eugene Coderre of Orleans, Giselle Damon and her husband, Robert, of Morgan, Cecile Arel of Newport, Estelle Wheeler and her husband, Alfred, of Newport Center, Desneiges Geraw and her husband, Chester, of Glover; a sister-in-law, Alice Coderre, of Irasburg; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by brothers Lucien, Gaetan, Marcel and by sisters Jeannette Geraw and Rita.
Graveside services were held on April 12 at St. Theresa’s Cemetery in Orleans with the Reverend Sixmund Nyabenda officiating.  Full military honors were held.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495.
Arrangements by Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.
Hector J. Descheneau

 

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Hector J. Descheneau Jr., 57, of North Troy died peacefully April 6, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born October 29, 1952, in Newport, a son of Hector and Theresa (Bacon) Descheneau Sr.
On August 18, 1973, he married Cheryl (Pudvah) Descheneau.
He was owner of Hector Descheneau Transport.
He held memberships with the Newport Elks Lodge #2155 of Newport, the American Legion Post #28 of North Troy, and the North Troy Fire Department.
Mr. Descheneau enlisted in the Vermont National Guard.
Among his hobbies he enjoyed snowmobiling, NASCAR races and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Descheneau, of North Troy; two children:  Chris Descheneau and his wife, April, of North Troy, and Jeremy Descheneau and his wife, Katie, of Deering, New Hampshire; four grandchildren:  Aaliyah, Kloey, Wyatt J., and Ryder J; his mother, Theresa Descheneau, of Derby; three brothers:  Robert Descheneau and his wife, Marsha, of West Charleston, Richard Descheneau Sr.,  and his wife, Diane, of North Troy, and Dennis Descheneau and his wife, Kathy, of Newport Center; his mother-in-law, Matilda Pudvah, of North Troy; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was predeceased by his father, Hector J. Descheneau Sr., in 1993.
Funeral services were held on April 8 at a Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport with the Reverend Laurence Wall officiating.  Interment followed in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell with military honors by members of the American Legion Post #28.   Members of the Newport Elks Lodge #2155 conducted an Elks service.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network through www.pancan.org.
Arrangements by Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.
Roger R. Fortin
Roger R. Fortin, 62, of Groton died on April 1, 2010, in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
He was born on May 26, 1947, in Barton, a son of Jules and Albertine (Twofoot) Fortin.
Mr. Fortin was a self-employed logger for most of his life.  He enjoyed farming and the outdoors.
He is survived by his children:  Brian Fortin and his wife, Holly, of Berkshire, Jody Tilton of Fairfax, and Paula Tardiff of Cambridge; and by his brothers and a sister, Paul Fortin of Derby, Ernest Fortin and his wife, Rolande, of Enosburg, Dennis Fortin and his wife, Jackie, of Newport Center, Mary Haskins of Groton; a sister-in-law Judy Fortin of East Charleston; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Jules Jr., and a sister Linda Lucas.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport with the Reverend John Genco officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home on April 17 from 9 a.m. until the hour of the funeral service. Interment will follow at the St. Edward’s Catholic Cemetery in Derby Line.
Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Fortin’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495.
Arrangements by the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.
Harold Byron Nunn

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Harold Byron Nunn, 86, of Stannard, died on April 8, 2010, at his residence.
He was born March 17, 1924, in Hardwick, a son of the late Byron and Elizabeth (Porter) Nunn.
He attended Hardwick Academy and continued his education at radio school in Waterbury.
In July 1967, he married Mavis Winchester in Stannard.  She died December 3, 2009.
Mr. Nunn was a licensed ham radio operator.  He was an amateur philosopher, historian and anthropologist whose passion for the history of Native Americans in Vermont was relentless.
After retiring as a radio and television sales and serviceman in Hardwick, he and his wife moved to the Winchester family farm in Stannard.
Together they walked the land, hunted, gardened and sugared. As Mr. Nunn recently said, “Stannard was the perfect place to retire.”
His family, friends and neighbors will miss his stories of times and people gone by, as well as his warm and independent spirit.
Survivors include a step-brother-in-law, Stewart Daige, of Eden; a niece, Kelly Daige, of Eden and a nephew, Steve Daige, of North Carolina.
Burial was held on April 12, in the Stannard Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the Stannard Historical Society, care of Rachel Hexter, 41 Old Pasture Road, Greensboro Bend, Vermont 05842.
Arrangements by Northern Vermont FuneralService.

 

 

Committal Service

 

 

Phyllis Smith


A graveside service for Phyllis Smith will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 16, at the Troy Village Cemetery.
Arrangements by Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rsuhford Funeral Homes.

 

 

Memorial Service

 

Stephen G. Grant

 
A memorial service will be held for Stephen G. Grant on Saturday, April 24, at 6 p.m.  It will be at the Brownington Center Church in Brownington Center.
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