Obituaries January 23, 2013

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Pauline Ruth Turcotte Boncek

Pauline Ruth Turcotte Boncek, 83, of East Charleston died on January 13, 2013, in Newport.

She was born on July 10, 1929, in Irasburg, a daughter of Perley and Grace (Smith) Chaplin.

On October 3, 1981, she married Edward Boncek who survives her.  She previously married Richard Turcotte and Lawrence Lumbra, both of whom predeceased her.

Mrs. Boncek was employed by the Newport Plastics Company of Newport.  She also worked at one time for the American Red Cross.

She enjoyed the company of her family and her cats, Iky and Kit Kit.  She also enjoyed her flower gardens and watching deer, moose and birds.

She is survived by her husband Edward Boncek of East Charleston; by her children:  Lawrence Lumbra and his wife, Janice, of Stafford, Virginia, Diana Villeneuve and her husband, Larry, of Newport, and Thomas Turcotte of Orleans; six grandchildren:  Tina, Kimberly, Lawrence, Jesse, Jeannine, and Chelsea; and by 12 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her half-brothers:  Earl Stewart of Troy, and Robert Chaplin and his wife, Doris, of Hardwick; and by her nephew Brian Chaplin and his wife, Judy, of Troy.  She was predeceased by a son, Steven Turcotte; her brother Kenneth Chaplin; and by her half-brother Ralph Chaplin.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 37 Lake Road in Newport, with the Reverend Sean Quinn officiating.  Interment will follow in Troy Village Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter, 502 Strawberry Acres, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.

Penny L. Coderre

Penny L. Coderre

Penny L. Coderre

 Penny L. Coderre, 41, of Vergennes died on January 15, 2013, in Vergennes.

She was born May 10, 1971, in Cannan, a daughter of Eugene and Rosalie (Ashline) Coderre.

Ms. Coderre loved spending time with her son.  She had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone.

She is survived by her son Trevor Coderre of Vergennes; by her brothers:  Mitchell Coderre and his wife, Sylvia, and Eugene Coderre, all of Canaan.

She was predeceased by her sister Laurie.

Funeral services were held January 19 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Orleans where a Mass was celebrated.  Spring interment will be in St. Theresa’s Cemetery in Orleans.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.

Rebecca C. Corrow

 Rebecca C. Corrow, 101, of Newport died in Newport on January 18, 2013.

She was born September 20, 1911, in Derby, a daughter of Lewis and Cora (Clough) Bates.  On July 17, 1971, she married Leon J. Corrow, who predeceased her.

Mrs. Corrow taught school for a couple of years, worked in retail stores, and was a homemaker before going to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital where she was a secretary for 19 years.  She married her first husband, Harold L. Derusha, on March 13, 1937.  He died on August 25, 1954.

She and Mr. Corrow wintered in Florida for seven years.  She was a member of Community Circle and took many trips with them.  She was a volunteer for RSVP and had given over 1,000 hours of her time.

She is survived by her children:  Pauline Wallace and her husband, Leslie, of Florida and Carol Ann Fifield and her husband, Dawson, also of Florida; by her grandchildren:  Scott Wallace and his wife, Lori, of California, Kelly Rivoli and her husband, James, of Maine, Judith Langhans and her husband, James, of Vermont, Doreen Allen and her husband, Hudson, of Massachusetts, Kimberly White and her husband, David, of Florida, and Jay Fifield of Arizona;  by six great-grandchildren; and by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother Rufus; by her sisters:  Elizabeth Benner, Ruth Lafoe, and Rachel Chaffee; and by a stepson, Wayne Corrow.

Funeral services were held on January 22 at the Derby United Church with the Reverend Frank Beattie officiating.  Spring interment will be in Derby Center Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Bel-Aire Activities Fund, 35 Bel-Aire Drive, Newport, Vermont, 05855.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.

Louise “Weedy” M. Dionne

 Louise “Weedy” M. Dionne, 69, of Orleans, died on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at her home.

She was born on July 28, 1943, in North Troy, a daughter of Blaine Calloway and Natalie (Armstrong) LeBlanc.

She enjoyed playing bingo, playing practical jokes and she loved to attend family cookouts, and she adored spending time with her family.  She also enjoyed playing games on her computer.

During her lifetime, she was employed at Newport Plastics in their sanding department and also at Columbia Forest Products.

She is survived by her son Rusty Dionne and his wife, Anne, of Newport; her good friend Norman Stevens of Orleans; her grandchildren:  Heather and Dustin Driver of Newport; her brothers:  Roger Calloway and his wife, Betty, of Newport, and Donald Calloway and his wife, Ilene, of Orleans; her sisters:  Priscilla Simpson of Orleans, and Linda Bennett and her husband, Norman, of Coventry; and by several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister, Betty Scott; and by her stepfather Alfred LeBlanc.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at the Newport Center Cemetery with the Reverend Paul Prince officiating.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Ronald 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.com.

Paul A. King

Paul A. King

Paul A. King

Paul A. King, 79, of Island Pond died suddenly on January 14, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Island Pond on October 19, 1933, a son of John and Evelyn (Kehoe) King.  On November 27, 1959, he married Sylvia Cloutier, who survives him.

Mr. King was a supervisor for the Canadian National Railway.  He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.

He served his town as a selectman, cemetery commissioner, and for the water department. After his retirement in 1989, he enjoyed reminiscing about his railroad days.  In his earlier years, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing at K-B-Dam.  He held membership with the American Legion Post #80 of Island Pond and was a member of the Masons.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia King, of Island Pond; by his children:  Tia Martin and her husband, Robert, of Bluewater Bay, Florida, Dawn King of Newport, Miriam King of Oxford, Massachusetts, and Sarah Gajus of Fayetteville, North Carolina; by his grandchildren:  Lance, Corey, Neil, Danae, and Steven; by his great-grandchildren:  Chance, Sarah, Corey James, and Austin; by his sister Ruth Driscoll and her husband, Jim, of South Yarmouth, Massachusetts; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a half brother, Ralph Stebennes, and by a half sister, Vera Brickett.

Funeral services were held on January 18 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Island Pond.  Spring interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Island Pond.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to American Legion Post #80, Island Pond, Vermont 05846.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.

Paul Edmond Marcotte

Paul Edmond Marcotte

Paul Edmond Marcotte

Paul Edmond Marcotte, 57, of New Britain, Connecticut, formerly of Newport, died on Saturday, January 12, 2013, in New Britain at the Hospital for Special Care.

He was born on December 22, 1955, in Newport, the son of Delwin and Dorothy (Bowen) Marcotte.  He graduated from North Country Union High School in 1974.

He was a train engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Pennsylvania.  His hobbies included fishing, hunting, telling jokes, visiting with his family and friends and he enjoyed the company of his Great Danes.

He is survived by his daughter Brittany Marcotte Perrault of Derby; his sister Brenda Michaud and her husband, Jimmy, of Plainville, Connecticut; and by his nieces and nephews:  Kimberly Misluck, Kiley Michaud, Christopher Parker, and Corey Michaud.  He was predeceased by his parents; his sister Linda Parker; and by his brother Wendell Marcotte.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Derby Center Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.

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Roger Andrew Morin Sr.

A good man has died.  Roger Andrew Morin Sr. of Jay died on January 16, 2013, at the age of 83.  He shared 62 years with the love of his life, Lois.

Mr. Morin was born on June 5, 1929, in Williamstown, a son of Philibert and Melanie (Roy) Morin.  Growing up in the Northeast Kingdom, he worked with his brothers on the family farms operated by his father.  Mr. Morin fibbed about his age and joined the United States Army Air Force at the age of 17 where he was a sergeant and radar mechanic stationed in Alaska.  After his service, Mr. Morin moved to Westport, Connecticut, where he married, started a family, and owned and operated several gas stations, including Servicemen’s Oil Company.

He moved to Vermont in 1969 where he owned and operated several businesses, including Morin Real Estate in Jay for over 30 years.  During his years in Jay, Mr. Morin was a member of the American Legion and the Troy Area Lions Club.  He was a volunteer firefighter and later treasurer of the Jay Fire Department.  He volunteered at Jay bingo and at the North Troy American Legion and was active with the Troy Lions Club.  He served on many boards, including the Community National Bank’s.  He enjoyed working at the Westfield senior meal site, playing golf and cards with friends, and Texas hold ’em at the Lions Club.  Mr. Morin was very civic minded and was always ready to lend a hand.  Over the years he and Lois traveled throughout the U.S. and also to Europe.  They also enjoyed many trips through Community Circle.

In addition to his wife, Lois (Spielman) Morin, Mr. Morin is survived by his six children:  Jean Janci of Nashville, Tennessee, Donna Morin of Nashville, Kim Starr of Tucson, Arizona, Jo-Ann Chicoine of Suffolk, Virginia, Margaret Hartman and her husband, Bill, of Derby, and Roger (Chip) Morin Jr. of Troy; by 15 grandchildren:  Jennifer Royea, Aaron Janci, Meghan Janci, Carolyn Patenaude, Katie Holt, Amanda Trono, Chad Chicoine, Onalee Hopkins, Ashley Juliano, Lee-Ann Cotner, Mitchell Hartman, Tyler Starr, Nicholas Leithead, Hanna Morin, and Andrew Morin; and by 14 great grandchildren.  Mr. Morin had 12 brothers and sisters.  Of those, he is survived by Leo Morin and his wife, Kathe, Albert Morin and his wife, Kathleen, Blanche Sullivan, Carmen Scofield and Patricia Valley. He was predeceased by brothers Armand, Rene, Edward, Gerard, Robert, and John and by his sister Lucille Morin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (Martha Richardson, Vermont Chapter — Alzheimer’s Association, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, Vermont 05495), or the Troy Area Lions Club, P.O. Box 175, Westfield, Vermont 05874, or the North Troy American Legion Post #28, Attention:  Richard Berthiaume, 254 Dominion Avenue, North Troy, Vermont 05859, or the Jay Volunteer Fire Department, Memo:  Roger Morin, 157 Revoir Flat Road, Jay, Vermont 05859.

Friends are asked to join the family at the Eastside Restaurant in Newport on Thursday, January 24, between the hours of 4 to 8 p.m. in a celebration of Mr. Morin’s life.  A military graveside service will be held in the spring at the Lowell Town Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.

Hervey Nadeau

Hervey Nadeau

Hervey Nadeau

Hervey Nadeau, 94, of Derby Line died on January 19, 2013, in Newport.

He was born January 6, 1919, in Lewiston, Maine, a son of Claudaire and Lydia (Nolet) Nadeau.  He married Mary Guillette, who predeceased him.

He was a veteran of World War II.  He was a cook in logging camps in Pittsburg, New Hampshire.  He held memberships with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #798, American Legion Post #21, and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his daughters:  Patricia Marchesseault of Laconia, New Hampshire, and Mariann Letarte and her husband, Bill, of Dummer, New Hampshire; by his grandchildren:  Renee Honeman and her husband, David, of Tilton, New Hampshire, Emanuell Borrowski and her husband, Mat, of Cooperstown, New York, Claudia Marchesseault of Laconia, New Hampshire, Louis Pilote of Gilford, New Hampshire, Jonathan Benoit of Hampton, New Hampshire, and Gabrielle Letarte of Dummer; by five great-grandchildren; by his sisters:  Doris Duhaut, Armande Gaudreau and Jean D’arc Gilles, all of Coaticook, Quebec; and by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by nine brothers and four sisters.  Funeral services were held on January 22 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport.  Spring interment will be in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Derby Line.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.

Robert J. Sheltra

Robert J. Sheltra

Robert J. Sheltra

Robert J. Sheltra, 80, of Derby died on January 14, 2013, at his home.

He was born August 13, 1932, in Coventry, a son of Preston and Angelina (Bousquet) Sheltra.  In 1960 he married Mary Ruth Skeen, who survives him.

Mr. Sheltra was a self-employed equipment operator.  He was a member of the Sons of American Legion Post #21 of Newport.  He lived in Florida for over 40 years.  Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to their home at Sunset Acres on Lake Memphremagog.  He loved to play golf, hunt with his brother-in-law, play cribbage, work outside in general, and also run his chainsaw and drive his John Deere tractor.  He played in the Newport Country Club Member Guest tournament for over 25 years.

Mr. Sheltra is survived by his wife, Mary Sheltra, of Derby; by his children:  Robert Sheltra and his wife, Tammy, of Florida, Roger Sheltra and his wife, Liz, of South Carolina, James Sheltra of Tennessee, and Sheila Marie Warren and her husband, Michael, of Tennessee; by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; by his sisters:  Marion Briere, Jeanette Besaw, Alice Edwards and her husband, Olin, Lucille Carter and her husband, Louis, and Laurette Cote; by his sister-in-law Doris and her husband, Don Truly; and by very best friends Ruth and Dean Sweeney.

He was predeceased by his son Allen Sheltra and by his brothers:  Reynolds, Raymond, Richard, Ronald, Roger, and Reginald.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 25, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home at 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport where a Mass will be celebrated.  Spring interment will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell.

Should friends desire, contributions in his 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.com.

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Dorothy Blanche Boivin Webster Carabine

Dorothy Blanche Boivin Webster Carabine died in Medford, Massachusetts, on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

She was born in St. Albans on November 2, 1932, the youngest child of Charles Louis Boivin and Germaine Blanchette.  Dorothy’s father died when she was nine years old and her mother, Germaine, raised their seven children.

Uncountable stories have been shared of how everyone got through those early years, and of how close the family has always remained.  Dorothy attended Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans, where she played on a basketball team that won the state championship.

Dorothy married Frederick Henry Webster Sr. on April 14, 1951, in St. Albans.  Although from the “city,” she quickly learned to drive a tractor and milk those cows and she was so proud of that! There wasn’t much Dorothy couldn’t do when she put her mind to it.  Children from this marriage were Frederick Jr., Paulette, Pamela, Anna, Peter, Valerie, Daniel, Sharleen, and Linda.

Dorothy next married William Alexander Carabine Sr. on December 29, 1972, in Boston.  She and “Bill” enjoyed many travels together and loved to visit at the Winthrop Yacht Club, where she worked for many years as bookkeeper.  Her youngest child, William Jr., was born of this marriage.  After nearly 16 years of marriage, Bill passed away. Dorothy always missed him.

Dorothy earned an associate’s degree at Ulster County Community College while the family was living in Coxsackie, New York. She worked for many years as an office manager for Rostine, Inc., in Woburn, Massachusetts.  After Bill died and as retirement neared she made a major life move to Las Vegas and lived with her brother Roger, sister Cecile and their mother, Germaine.  The four of them enjoyed each other’s company for many years.  Dorothy loved to knit — something one would always see her doing while watching television or just talking at home.  She loved to travel and would often talk about the trips she took in those early days with her mother and some of her siblings.  She loved going to bingo and loved Las Vegas and going to the casinos with family members.  And she loved her little dogs, especially Babe, who kept her company these past many years and who passed away just weeks after Dorothy entered the nursing home.

In 2005 Dorothy suffered a major stroke.  After rehabilitation she moved to Richmond, Virginia, to live with her daughter, Valerie Nuckols.  Later on she moved to Winthrop, Massachusetts, and lived with her son, Bill Jr., until this past summer, when she broke her leg and required rehabilitative care.  Valerie, Bill and their families cared for Dorothy with devotion that will always be appreciated.

Dorothy is survived by her sister and dear friend, Pauline Bushey.  Pauline’s children were always close and dear to Dorothy, and she appreciated their love and visits.  She is also survived by seven children, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Dorothy was predeceased by her children Frederick Jr., Peter and Linda; by her great-granddaughter McKenzie; her brothers, Roger and Stanley; her sisters, Cecile, Lucille, and Leona; and her sons-in-law Lucien Blodgett, Robert Pettee and John Nuckols.

Dorothy will be cremated and later buried in Winthrop with Bill.

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Bruce L. Willson

Bruce L. Willson

Bruce Willson, 89, formerly of Waterford and Irasburg, died on Tuesday morning, January 15, 2013, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury.

He was born in Waterford on August 31, 1923, the youngest of eight children born to Pearl (Smith) and Sam Willson.

He and his wife Beryl (Harvey) Willson moved to Irasburg from Waterford; she passed away on January 26, 2002.

Mr. Willson worked on the Willson family farm in Waterford.  He then purchased and operated farms in St. Johnsbury Center, then in Waterford, then in Coventry, and his last farm was in Charleston.  He retired from farming in 1983.  He then was the sexton for the Waterford Cemeteries for fifteen years.  He also mowed cemetery lawns in Irasburg and enjoyed woodworking, making many crafts over the years.

He was very community minded.  He served as a lister for the town of Waterford and later he was a selectman for the town of Charleston.  He was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Soil Conservation Service.

He is survived by his devoted partner Janet Lucas of St. Johnsbury, who cared for him until the end; four children:  Cheryl Simino and her husband, Dale, of West Charleston, Ronald Willson and his wife, Lisa, of Charleston, Susan Patneaude and her husband, Roy, of Inverness, Florida, and Sandra Keyser and her husband, Phil, of Eden; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and by nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents; his five brothers:  Hubert, Lincoln, Leland, Donald, and Dean Willson; and by his two sisters:  Nina Stone and Mildred Tripp.

Funeral services were held on January 18 in St. Johnsbury.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in lower Waterford on Friday, May 10, at 1 p.m.

Donations made in his memory may be directed to Caledonia Home Health Care, for Hospice, 161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819.

Frank A. Young

Frank A. Young of Marshfield died on December 23, 2012, at the age of 74.

He was the beloved husband of 48 years of Madeline “Sugar” (Marmai) Young and the loving father of Mark Young and his wife, Sandra, of Marshfield, of Joseph Young and his wife, Tara, of Plymouth, Ann-Margaret Gorham and her husband, William, of Marshfield, and Paul Young and his wife, Kate, of Marshfield.  He was also the loving grandfather of Ryan, Brianna, Megan, Emma, Nicholas, Mikayla, Joseph, Caitlyn, Ashley, Johnny, Travis and Wyatt and the dear brother of Henry, Robert, Fred, Claire and Joseph, all of Vermont.  He was the brother-in-law of Joseph Marmai and his wife, Christine, of Hanover, and a son of the late Henry and Margaret (Taylor) Young of Hardwick.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Young was born on September 4, 1938, in Craftsbury.  He graduated from Craftsbury Academy.  He had been a resident of Marshfield since 1957.

He served in the United States Army and Reserves during the Vietnam era.  Mr. Young belonged to the Marshfield Sons of Italy and was a member of the Disabled Veterans of Marshfield. He worked as a self-employed mason contractor.

A funeral was held on December 28 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Marshfield.

Contributions in Mr. Young’s memory may be made to South Shore Visiting Nurses Association, 100 Bay State Drive, Braintree, Massachusetts 02185, or to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360.

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