Obituaries June 5, 2013

obit brownSteven Sanders Brown

Steven Sanders Brown, 70, of Glover died peacefully on May 29, 2013, in his home.

He was born on August 14, 1942, in Barton, the son of Frederick and Shirley (Sanders) Brown.

He was raised in Barton by his grandparents, Reta and Fred C. Brown, and attended Barton Academy.  He was selected as a legislative page and served daily in his seventh grade year at the Vermont State House in Montpelier.  He also attended Champlain Business College in Burlington.

He married Isabelle Menard on November 25, 1961.  They owned and operated the Candlepin Restaurant, Brown’s Bowling Alley, and the Cave Dance Hall in Barton, and retired after 46 years in business.

He was a lifetime member of the National Arbor Day Foundation, NRA and NRA Golden Eagles Club, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and a member of the Orleans Masonic Lodge #55.

He loved being with his family and their many gatherings celebrating holidays and birthdays.  He especially loved being with his grandchildren and attending their sporting, school and community activities.  Throughout his life, he enjoyed baseball and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees.  He also was a true Vermont steward of his land, planting trees, gardening, working in the woods, building stonewalls and haying the fields.  He raised Hereford cows for several years and enjoyed them grazing in the fields surrounding him.

He is survived by his children:  Diane Brown of Littleton, New Hampshire, Donna Perry and her husband, Anthony, of Barton, Lisa Brown and Pauline Frisina of Rye, New Hampshire, Ted Brown and his wife, Andrea, of Glover, and Carmen Brown and Jeremy Knights of Glover; his grandchildren:  Hannah Brown, Parker Brown, Dayna Knights, Kelby Knights, Rylee Knights and Gabriel Frisina-Brown; and by his sisters- and brothers-in-law:  Roland Menard, Rita and Bob Benoit, Denise Wilkins, Frank and Sue Menard, Patty Saum, Raymond Menard, Pierre Menard, Carol and Michael Coggio, and Pauline and Ralph Nault.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Isabelle Brown on February 12, 2004; and by two sisters:  Patricia Wheeler and Jacqueline Nattress.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Barton.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, at the Barton United Church, with the Reverend Evelyn Coup officiating.

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

obit CaplesRichard (Rick) C. Caples

Richard (Rick) C. Caples, 65, died unexpectedly on May 24, 2013, surrounded by his family, at the VA Hospital in White River Junction.

He was born in North Troy on June 5, 1947, the son of Edward Caples and Beverly (Bolio) Caples.

When he was young, he joined the military then worked at Jay Peak, Hayes Ford, Ethan Allen, Butterfields, and IBM.

He married Joyce (Jones) Caples on March 23, 1968.

He loved fishing, Bingo, and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife Joyce; his two sons:  Richard Caples Jr. and Roy Caples and his wife, Naomi, all of Derby; his grandchildren:  Savannah and her husband, Jason Williams, Ross, Heather, Patrick, Johnny, and Nicholas; his great-grandchildren:  Emmett, Wrangler, and Denim; and by his ex daughter-in-law Althea Crocker.  He is also survived by his two sisters:  Linda and her husband, Steve Star, of Florida, and Diane and her husband, Tim Bleau, of Essex; his brothers:  Spike and his wife, Mary Caples, of Mississippi, and Chris Caples of North Dakota; and by many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by both his parents and by a brother, Kirby Caples.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, at 11 a.m., at the North Troy Village Cemetery with full military honors.

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

 

obit chapdelaineMarguerite Chapdelaine

Marguerite Chapdelaine, 94, of St. Albans, died on May 27, 2013, in St. Albans.

She was born on August 13, 1918, in Beebe, Quebec, the daughter of Joseph and Mabel (Langevin) Martel.  On February 21, 1944, she married Rene Chapdelaine, who predeceased her in 2004.

Among her hobbies, she enjoyed working on crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, playing Bingo and watching westerns on television.

She is survived by her children:  Norman Chapdelaine of St. Albans, and Raymond Chapdelaine of Stowe; three grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brother Leo Martel; and by three sisters:  Germaine Belleville, Alexandra and Antoinette.

Funeral services were held on May 31, in Newport.  Interment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.

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

Gertrude M. Fontaine

Gertrude M. Fontaine, 90, of Derby died on May 29, 2013, in Newport.

She was born on July 9, 1922, in Newport, a daughter of Charles and Mary Ann (Gokey) Cheney.  On December 29, 1947, she married Lawrence Fontaine, who survives her.

Mrs. Fontaine was postmaster for the United States Postal Service in the town of Morgan, where she retired after 12 years of service.  She also worked as a telephone operator for several years in Troy.

She enjoyed cooking, much to the delight of her family and friends.  She knitted 11,000 pair of mittens for charity and formerly worked on upholstery.

She and Mr. Fontaine made several trips to Florida over many years during the winter months.  She was always willing to give a hand to her friends and neighbors.

She is survived by her husband Lawrence Fontaine of Derby; her children:  Stephen Fontaine and his wife, Patsy, of Beecher Falls, Dennis Fontaine and his wife, Nancy, of Twin Mountain, New Hampshire, and Laurie Fontaine of Derby; her grandchildren:  Melanie Walker and her husband, David, Stephen Fontaine and his wife, Lauren, Sarah Fontaine, Bryan Fontaine, and Adam Fontaine; her great-grandchildren:  Jacob, Jonathan, and Jessalyn Walker, and Tyler and Gavin Fontaine; and by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Sherman Fontaine; a grandson, Matthew Fontaine; and by the following siblings:  Earl Cheney, Nelson Cheney, Maynard Cheney, Edna Liberty, and Rita Berthiaume.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.  Interment will follow in Derby Center Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport, on June 6, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Ron Holland M.D. Community Dialysis Center, North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855.

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

obit hallTina Desneiges Coderre Hall

Tina Desneiges Coderre Hall died suddenly on June 1, in Newport.

She was born on August 4, 1967, in Ware, Massachusetts, beloved daughter of Alice (Peters) Coderre and the late Gaetan Coderre.

She loved her dogs, doing arts and crafts, going on Carnival cruises, gardening, listening to country music, dancing, and attending church with her mother.

She was a very giving and caring person who was always ready to give anyone a hand.  She was a mother who loved her children and her grandson and always treasured their time together.

She was a loving mom to her son Thomas Hall and his girlfriend, Cait Smith, of Derby, and her daughter Heather Hall and her boyfriend, AJ Stevens, of Orleans.  She loved and adored her wonderful grandson, Javein.  She will be deeply missed by her mother Alice Coderre of Derby; her brothers:  Sherman Coderre and his wife, Michelle, and Ed Coderre and his fiancée, Shirley Lawson, of Irasburg; and by her sisters:  Tealla Rodrigue and her husband, Roger, of Derby, and Trina Coderre and her fiancé, Doug LaBounty, of Lunenburg.  She will also be missed by her boyfriend Kevin Lee and his family of Newport Center; all her nieces and nephews:  Traci Rodrigue, Tasha Rodrigue and her boyfriend, Thomas Prevost, Gaetan Coderre II, Ridge Coderre, Kyle Rodrigue, and Ethan LaBounty; and by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

She was predeceased by her father Gaetan Coderre of Irasburg; and her ex-husband Lyndal Hall of Albany.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Orleans, with the Reverend Timothy Naples celebrating a Mass of Christian burial.  Interment will follow in St. Theresa’s Cemetery.

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

Mary B. McGavic

Mary B. McGavic, 86, of St. Johnsbury died on May 27, 2013, at the Pines Nursing Home in Lyndonville.

She was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, on July 15, 1926, the daughter of Gupton and Ethel Barbee.

She had been a nurse’s aide for many years at the New Milford Hospital in New Milford, Connecticut.

She enjoyed sewing, reading, holidays, and birthday celebrations, and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

She was married to Lawrence Douglas McGavic, who predeceased her.

She is survived by her children:  Patsy Ann Tompkins and her husband, Casey, of Barton, Barbara Kay McGavic of New Milford, Mary Virginia Williamson of St. Johnsbury, Wayne Douglas McGavic and his wife, Libby, of Thomasville, North Carolina, and George David McGavic and his wife, Nancy, of New Milford; her grandchildren:  Alexander and Andrew McGavic of Thomasville, and Mary Roxanne Williamson of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; her great-granddaughter Mary Alice of Myrtle Beach; her grand dogs:  Keeley, Winnie and Bree; one brother, George Barbee of Clarksville; three sisters:  Marta Elizabeth and her husband, Chester, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Shirley McDaniel and her husband, Joseph, of Elgin, South Carolina, and Virginia Jordon of Florence, South Carolina; and by many nieces and nephews and cousins.  She is also survived by her porch sitting buddies:  Pamela Decker of New Milford, Mary Overton of Poughkeepsie, New York, and Bob and Janet Tuthill of Sutton, who affectionately called her Elvira

Funeral services will be held at a later date in North Carolina.  There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Lyndonville United Methodist Church, or the Barton Public Library, Main Street, Barton, Vermont 05822.

To view an online guestbook, go to www.pearsonsfh.com.

obit pageKenneth W. Page

Kenneth W. Page, 91, of Derby died on May 26, 2013, in Newport.

He was born on September 2, 1921, in Morgan, the son of Guy and Freda (Nichols) Page.  On April 7, 1950, he married Dorothy White, who survives him.

He was a veteran of World War II.  He was a machinist at Linton Industries in Derby Line for many years.  His love was his appliance shop at his home in Derby, where he also enjoyed people coming to visit.

He was a member of the Church of God in Derby.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Page of Derby; his son David Page of Island Pond; his brother Bruce Page of Southwick, Massachusetts; his sisters-in-law:  Phyllis Page of Holland, and Anne Page of Florida; his brother-in-law Charles Moulton of Charleston; and by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers:  Stanley Page, Floyd Page, Andrew Page, Ronald Page who was killed in action in World War II, and Ovis Page as an infant; his sister Maxine Moulton; his half-brother Ernest Wheeler; and by his half-sister Ella Grady.

A graveside service was held on May 31, at the Mead Hill Cemetery in Holland, with full military honors.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Church of God, P.O. Box 245, Newport, Vermont 05855; or to the Holland Methodist Church, P.O. Box 681, Derby, Vermont 05829.

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

obit PatenaudeYvette L. Patenaude

Yvette L. Patenaude, 77, of Derby Line, died on May 30, 2013, in Burlington.

She was born on February 25, 1936, in Lowell, the daughter of Clovis and Albertine (Beausoleil) Ranville.

Mrs. Patenaude was a cook at the Holland and Derby Line elementary schools.  Her hobbies included canning, knitting, gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, tole painting, and she had a precious angel collection.  She was a wonderful mother and meme.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Alphonse Patenaude of Derby Line; her children:  Jeanne O’Bryan and her husband, Mark, of Fairfax, Donald Patenaude and his wife, Cindy, of Brattleboro, Louise Wilson and her husband, Tom, of Mooers, New York, Danny Patenaude and his wife, Rhonda, of Derby, Linda Elliott and her husband, Wayne, of Essex Center, and Monique LaPlante and her husband, Arthur, of Beebe Plain; her grandchildren:  Erin, Monika, Whitney, Ryan, Michael, Tyler, Taylor, Erin, Brandon, and Emma; and by her step-grandchildren:  Jena, Kati and Charlee.  She is also survived by her sisters:  Georgette Salafia and her husband, Henry, of Massachusetts, Priscilla Boucher and her husband, Phil, of Hudson, New Hampshire, Anna Gravel and her husband, Raymond, of Wolcott, and Laurette Beasley of Florida; and by her sister-in-law Georgette Ranville of Massachusetts.

She was predeceased by her son Michael Patenaude in 1958; five brothers:  Fernand, Roland, Leonard, Ivan, and Alfred Ranville; and by her brother-in-law John Beasley.

Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 7, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.  Interment will follow in St. Edward’s Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 880, care of Monique LaPlante, P.O. Box 195, Beebe Plain, Vermont 05823.

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

Brian J. Scully

Brian J. Scully of Newport Center, formerly of Colchester, died on May 29, 2013, at Fletcher-Allen Healthcare in Burlington, following a short illness.

He was born on February 8, 1946, in Long Island, New York, and was the son of William and Grace Scully.

On October 3, 1970, he married Cathleen Carroll in St. Joseph’s Church in New Paltz, New York.

He is survived by his wife Cathleen; his loving and faithful dog, Thunder Patrick; and by his longtime friends:  Jorg and Stephanie Augie of Burlington.

He was predeceased by his parents; his father-in-law Nicholas Carroll; and by his loving dogs:  Michael Gregory and Riley O’Rourke.

Per his wishes, there will be no calling hours.  Burial will be private.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.

For those who wish, memorials in his name may be made to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, Vermont 05403.

Beigh me gra duit go deo (Gaelic)

“I will love you forever,” Tootles, Cathleen

obit sinonCharles P. Sinon

Charles P. Sinon, 77, of Meriden, Connecticut, died on May 27, 2013, after a brief illness, at the Meriden Center.

He was the beloved husband of 51 years of Carol Erardi Sinon.

He was born in Barton on November 3, 1935, the eldest son of the late Charles and Alice Pudvah Sinon, and had been a Meriden resident for many years.   He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and later was employed by Pratt and Whitney.  He was a former employee of Quest Diagnostics and Pro Health of Wallingford, Connecticut.  He was active in the Eagle’s Club and enjoyed reading, attending area car shows and relaxing by the water.  He enjoyed meeting people and had the gift of making them laugh.

In addition to his wife, Carol, he is survived by his sons:  Scott Sinon and his companion, Elizabeth Byless, of Bristol, Connecticut, and Stephen P. Sinon of Bronx, New York; his daughter Patti A. Bene of Franklin, New Hampshire; his four grandchildren:  Nicholaus and Andrew Sinon, and Brandon and Megan Bene; his sisters:  Barbara Crouse and her husband, Merle, of Enfield, Connecticut, Shirley Curley of Maine, and Mary Murray and her husband, Raymond; his brother John Sinon, all of Pleasant Valley, New York; and by many nieces and nephews.

Services were held in Wallingford on June 1.  Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, Connecticut 06450; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Bernard G. “Ben” Thompson

Bernard G. “Ben” Thompson, 60, of Falls Church, Virginia, died on April 30, 2013, at Georgetown University Hospital, of complications from cancer.

He was born on October 30, 1952, in Owensboro, Kentucky, to William J. Thompson and Rose Mary (Dockmeyer) Thompson.  He graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Strayer University in Virginia.  He was a member of the U.S. Army, and retired as a civilian employee of the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of various softball umpire associations in Virginia and Maryland and held board positions, including president, treasurer and commissioner.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Paulette (Beaudry) Thompson, who was raised in Orleans County; his son Patrick and his wife, Mary, of Berryville, Virginia; his daughter Amanda Ellerman and her husband, Michael, of Mechanicsville, Virginia; three grandsons:  Zachary and Nicholas Ellerman, and Joshua Thompson; his brother Tommy of Rockport, Indiana; two sisters:  Darlene May and her husband, Keith, of Utica, Kentucky, and Lynda Edwards and her husband, Danny, of Calhoun, Kentucky; and by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers:  Chris, Franky and David Wayne; his granddaughter Addison Thompson; and by his great-nephew Colton Burden.

Services

Linda Seguin and Sandra Buteau

Committal services for Linda Seguin and Sandra Buteau will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 7, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport.

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