Obituaries May 1, 2013

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Almeda Allen

Almeda M. Allen

Almeda M. Allen, 105, of Newport died on April 28, 2013, in Newport.

She was born on September 20, 1907, in Holland, the daughter of Fritz and Ida (Forbes) Osgood.  She married Howard C. Allen, who predeceased her in 1971.

Mrs. Allen was a sales clerk for the former Fishman’s Store and bookkeeper for the Montgomery Ward Store for over 30 years, retiring in 1971.  She loved to read, to go trout fishing, and deer hunting at their camp in Coventry.  She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, and traveling.

She is survived by her son Edward Allen of Newport; her daughter-in-law Donna Allen of Wyoming; her grandchildren:  Jill Mackey, Melody Toth and her husband, Rich, and James Allen and his companion, Tammy, all of Wyoming; seven great-grandchildren; and by several great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son Howard C. Allen Jr.; her grandson Howard Allen III; her half-brothers:  Norman and Clayton Smith; her sisters:  Nettie Vancour and Amy Lamb; and by her half-sister Blanche Brooks.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 6, at 11:30 a.m. at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport, with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home on May 6, from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of the funeral.  Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport.

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

Bernadette Fortin

Bernadette Fortin

Bernadette Mary Fortin

Bernadette Mary Fortin, 89, of Derby, formerly of St. Johnsbury, died on April 25, 2013, in Derby.

She was born on August 12, 1923, in Derby Line, the daughter of Cyril and Albertina (Lessard) Fortin.

She worked at the St. Johnsbury hospital as a nurse’s aide and Mt. Sacred Heart in Littleton, New Hampshire.  She also was a resident at Michaud Manor in Derby Line from 1994 to 2004, when she moved to Derby Green.  She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in St. Johnsbury, and also the Alter Society of the Church.

She is survived by her siblings:  Viateur Fortin and his wife, Rita, of Derby, Rita Peterson of Lyndonville, and Yolande Osowski of New Jersey; her sisters-in-law:  Melvidene Fortin of Derby, and Jeanne Fortin of Connecticut; and by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by the following siblings:  Maurice Fortin, Reginald Fortin, Alexander Fortin, and Sister Cecile Fortin.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.  Friends may call at St. Edward’s Parish Hall on May 13, from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral.  Interment will follow in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Derby Line.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Daughters of Charity of Sacred Heart of Jesus Convent, 226 Grove Street, Littleton, New Hampshire 03561.

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

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Rosalie Guyette

 Rosalie L. Guyette

Rosalie L. Guyette, 86, of Derby died peacefully on April 24, 2013, surrounded by her family, in Burlington.

She was born on March 18, 1927, in Derby, the daughter of Edmond and Marie (Moeykens) Lippens.  On November 30, 1950, she married Arthur Guyette, who predeceased her on May 22, 2011.

Mrs. Guyette graduated from the University of Vermont with a master’s degree in education.  She was a longtime teacher and started her career in the 1940s, where she taught in a one-room schoolhouse.  The majority of her career was at the Newport City schools.

She loved to travel to many locations in every continent except Antarctica.  She also lived in French Morocco, Africa, when she was newly-wed.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her children:  John Guyette and his wife, Diane, Lisa Boskind and her husband, Scott, and Mary Oliver and her husband, Mike, all of Derby.  She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Joanne Guyette-Worth of Newport.  She is also survived by her loving grandchildren:  Robert Boskind and his fiancée, Kathy Dunn, and Sean Boskind, and Stephanie, Sean and Samantha Guyette; her siblings:  Elaine Reid of St. Johnsbury, Lucille Meunier of Newport, Harold Lippens of Florida, Annette Trombly of Derby Line, and Jeanine Martin of Bryan, Texas; and by her brothers-in-law:  Leo Guyette and his wife, Joyce, of Newport, and Roland Guyette and his wife, Sandra, of Vergennes.  She is also survived by two dear friends:  Madeline Roy and Bev White.

She was predeceased by her son Steve Guyette; and by her siblings:  Leonard “Joe” Lippens, Madeline Nault, and by Paul and Pauline in infancy.

Funeral services were held on April 27, in Derby Line.  Interment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 300 Corner Stone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, Vermont 05495.

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

Beatrice D. Lacroix

Beatrice LaCroix

Beatrice LaCroix

Beatrice D. Lacroix, 79, of Newport died peacefully on April 24, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on November 3, 1933, in Mansonville, Quebec, the daughter of Wallace and Henrietta (Libby) Julien.  On February 3, 1951, she married Gerard “John” Lacroix.

She attended the Ursaline Convent in Stanstead, Quebec.  She enjoyed crafts, painting, knitting, and crocheting.  She was very gifted and the most enjoyment to her was cooking and entertaining her family and friends.  She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies, Community Circle, and Cercle Fermiere in Quebec.

She is survived by her husband Gerard Lacroix of Newport; her precious dog Cuddles, who gave her such joy and never left her side; and by her children:  Richard Lacroix and his wife, Francine, of Beebe, Quebec, and Annette Lantagne and her husband, Dennis, of Newport.  She is also survived by her grandchildren:  David Lacroix and his companion, Annie, of Sherbrooke, Rachel Lacroix of Calgary, Canada, Charles Lacroix and his companion, Ariane, of Levis, Quebec, Crystal Haselton of Boulder, Colorado, Nathan Haselton of Colorado, and Katelyn Lantagne of Newport; and by her great-grandchildren:  Gabrielle, Elliott, Felix Antoine, Lohann, and Beatrice.  She is also survived by her siblings:  Pauline Gilbert of Beebe, Irene Royea of Beebe, and Murray Julien and his wife, Gladys, of Nova Scotia, Canada; and by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her siblings:  Wallace, Nelson, and Maurice Julien, and Esther Cormer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, for Team Raging Turtles, 55 Day Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495; or to the Orleans-Essex Visiting Nurse 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.

 Mollie Jane Murphy

Mollie Jane Murphy of Brunswick, Maine, died on April 19, 2013, embraced by her loving mother and father, Danielle and Sean Murphy.

She was born on April 19, 2013.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents:  Serge and Joanne Vachon of Newport, and Nancy C. Murphy of Brunswick; and by her great-grandparents:  Edith M. Bruneau of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, and John and Elsie Sumner of Newport.

A memorial service was held on April 28, in Brunswick.  A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Newport.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.

obit nicely Margaret V. Nicely

Margaret V. Nicely, 72, of Newport died on April 20, 2013, at her home.

She was born on September 29, 1940, in Nashville, Tennessee.  In 1959, she married John W. Nicely, who predeceased her in 1978.

She graduated from Johnson State College with a bachelor’s degree.  She was a grant writer for NEKCA, retiring after 20 years, and she spent a few years as an English teacher in Russia.  She was an avid reader and a member of the Bread and Puppet Theatre.

She is survived by her two daughters:  Shannon Clark of Minnesota, and Christine Douglas of Florida; her grandchildren:  April Douglas of Florida, Jimmy McBride of Minnesota, and Jeff McBride of Florida; and by her great-grandchildren:  Elizabeth Boese, A.J. Radcliff of Florida, Caitlin McBride and Connor McBride of Newport.

She was predeceased by a brother, Jack Jr.

A memorial service was held on April 27 in Stannard.

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

Marcel Paquette

Marcel Paquette

 Marcel J. Paquette

Marcel J. Paquette, 53, of Amarillo, Texas, died suddenly on April 19, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona.

He was born on September 13, 1959, in Newport, the son of Reynold Paquette and the late Jeanne (Guillette) Paquette.  He enlisted into the U.S. Army for seven years.  On September 3, 1989, he married Regina Pietkiewicz, who survives him.  He was a postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service for many years.

He is survived by his wife Regina Paquette of Amarillo; his children:  Felicia and Allison Paquette, both of Amarillo; his father Reynold Paquette of Newport; his sisters:  Yvonne Steinhoff and her husband, Ernest, of Newport, Linda Keifer and her husband, Lloyd, of Clifton Park, New York, and Diane Tanguay of Newport; his sister-in-law Monique Paquette of Lyndonville; and by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Michael Paquette, in 1995.

Funeral services were held on April 27, in Derby Line.  Interment followed 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.

 Ross A. St. Onge

Ross St. Onge

Ross St. Onge

Ross A. St. Onge, 89, of Newport died on April 25, 2013, in Newport.

He was born on December 15, 1923, in Newport Center, the son of Clayton and Carrie (Angier) St. Onge.

Mr. St. Onge and his family were always active in playing music and as kids they were known as the United Farmers Kids and played Sundays on WDEV radio in Waterbury.  He and Lucille (Davis) St. Onge were married for 63 years.  Mrs. St. Onge predeceased him on January 27, 2012.  He and his wife farmed, owned a bowling alley, and were involved in many events in Newport Center where he also worked on the road crew before working for the state of Vermont.  They enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, horses, and the outdoors in general and family gatherings.  He loved playing his guitar, fiddle and banjo.

He is survived by his children:  Bonnie Draper of Troy, Steven Rexford of Colchester, and Gary St. Onge and his companion, Linda Robertson, of Pennsylvania; his grandchildren:  Michael Millette and his wife, Jodie, Michelle St. Onge, Darcy Rippon and her husband, Dale, Lisa McGinns, Craig Rexford and his wife, Melissa, Tanya Searles and her husband, Lar, Dan Rexford and his wife, Jessica, Todd Draper and his wife, Vikki, and Tara Wright and her husband, Shawn; his 16 great-grandchildren; his brother Neil St. Onge and his wife, Shirley, of Irasburg; his sisters:  Esther Donovan and her husband, Mike, of Newport Center, and Erlah Kennison of Westfield; and by many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son-in-law Reginald Draper; his daughter-in-law Gail Rexford; and by his brother-in-law Clifton Kennison.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport, with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home on May 4, from 1 p.m. until the hour of the funeral.  Interment will follow in Newport Center Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Oncology Department at North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855; or to the Newport Health Care Center Activities Fund, in care of Althea Crocker, 148 Prouty Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855.

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

Committals

Louise Dionne

 Committal services for Louise Dionne will be held on Friday, May 3, at the Newport Center Cemetery at 1 p.m.

 Marcel Lanoue

 Committal services for Marcel Lanoue will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport, with full military honors.

 Roger Ricard

 Committal services for Roger Ricard will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.  Following committal services, a celebration of his life will be held at the East Side Restaurant in Newport.

 Nancy Mathieu

Committal services for Nancy Mathieu will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 6, at the Newport Center Cemetery.

 Desneiges Geraw

Committal services for Desneiges Geraw will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, at the Westlook Cemetery in Glover.

 Mary Ann Darling

Committal services for Mary Ann Darling will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at Brownington Village Cemetery.

 Myrna Nadeau

Committal services for Myrna Nadeau will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.

 Penny Coderre

Committal services for Penny Coderre will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 6, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Orleans.

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