Obituaries September 12, 2012

Joseph Romeo Lionel Blais

Joseph Romeo Lionel Blais, 80, of Newport died on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at his home among family.

He was born on July 30, 1932, in Holland, a son of Albert and Ida (Carignan) Blais.  He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1951 and then enlisted in the U.S. Army.  He served honorably until 1954 with deployment to France.  After his honorable discharge he was employed by New England Telephone and proudly retired from Verizon in 1991 after 37 years.

On May 6, 1961, he married Marylou Jackson of Bellows Falls, who survives him.

He held memberships in the Knights of Columbus and the Telecom Pioneers Club.  He was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport.  He enjoyed hunting and playing cards with his brothers.  He was an avid Notre Dame football fan and loved watching college football.  He also enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

He is survived by his wife Marylou Blais of Newport; by his children:  Thomas Blais and his wife, Cynthia Morello, of Canton, Connecticut, Michael Blais and his wife, Janet, of Newport, Nicole Gaboriault and her husband, Norman, of Derby, and Monique Blais of Newport; the following grandchildren:  Sophia, Connor, Lindsey, Patrick and Jeffrey; his brothers:  Russell Blais of Newport and Guy Blais of Windsor, Connecticut; and by his sisters:  Gisele Kerner of Derby and Carmen Blais of Littleton, New Hampshire.  He was predeceased by his parents and his siblings:  Marcel Blais, Armand Blais, Robert Blais, and by his sister Ruth Kupperblatt.

Funeral services were held on September 6 in Newport.  Interment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery with full military honors.

Should friends desire, contributions in his 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.

Hedy L. Carrier

Hedy L. Carrier, 40, of Glover died suddenly on Friday, August 31, 2012, in Newport.

She was born on December 15, 1971, in Norwich, Connecticut, beloved daughter of Edith (Baker) Generous and the late Robert Generous.  On May 9, 1992, she married Alfred Carrier Jr., who survives her.

She was currently employed at Parker Pie in West Glover.

Among her hobbies, she enjoyed scrapbooking, making Christmas wreaths and garlands and talking about her future grandchild.

She is survived by her husband Alfred Carrier Jr. of Glover; her children:  Katrina Carrier of North Troy and Gerard Carrier of Glover; her brother Brian Generous of Virginia; and by her sister Robin Dupuis and her husband, Shane, of Norwich.  She was predeceased by her father Robert Generous.

Funeral services were held on September 8 in Barton.  Interment followed in Westlook Cemetery in Glover.

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

Anita K. Hodges

Anita K. Hodges, 71, of Newport died on Friday, September 7, 2012, in Newport.

She was born on May 7, 1941, in Baltimore, Maryland, a daughter of Frederick and Kathleen (Cooker) Hodges.

She graduated from Atlantic City High School in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1960.  She was a teacher’s aide for preschool for many years.  She attended and volunteered at the Newport United Church where she helped with rummage sales, cooking and the food shelf.

She is survived by her sons:  Kevin Tartaglio of Barton, and Tim Hodges and his wife, Jenn, of Newport; her grandchildren:  Kevin Jr., Amanda, Rayven, Keagen, Brittany, Timothy Jr., Giada and Zylus.  She is also survived by a sister, Gerry Call, and her husband, Gary, of Absceon, New Jersey; her nephew Mathew Bird; and by her niece Katie Bird.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 55 Day Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495; or to the United Church, 63 Third Street, Newport, Vermont 05855.

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

Margaret G. (St. Amand) LeBlanc

Margaret (St. Amand) LeBlanc, 85, died on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.

She was born on January 20, 1927, in Irasburg, to the late Arcade and Georgianna (Stewart) St. Amand.

She was the widow of Bernard G. LeBlanc, who died on January 30, 1989.  They shared 42 wonderful years together.

She has been an active member of the American Red Cross, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Daughters of Isabella.  She is remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, and playing word and card games.  She was a wonderful cook, and enjoyed preparing delicious meals for her family.

She is survived by her children and in-laws:  Raymond and Suzanne LeBlanc of Westmore, Dr. Dennis and Cindy LeBlanc of Derby, Claire and Jan Hansen of Delray Beach, Florida, Francis LeBlanc of Barton, Lorraine and David Staunch of Fairpoint, New York, and Marie and Michael Tule of Milford, New Hampshire; numerous grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law Jean and Louise St. Amand of Brooklyn, New York; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service was held on September 8 in Newport.  Interment prayers and burial followed in St. Theresa Cemetery in Orleans.

In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 55 Day Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495.

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

Paul Lehouillier

 Paul Lehouillier, 67, of Irasburg died on Friday, September 7, 2012, at his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on April 23, 1945, in Ham-Nord, Quebec.  The Lehouillier family moved to Vermont in 1955.  He attended Johnson High School and graduated in 1965.  He was in the United States Navy for six years during the Vietnam War.  He was stationed on the USS Independence.

In 1969, he married Diane Benware, living in Johnson while raising their daughter, Sara.

For all Mr. Lehouillier’s life, his passion was dairy farming.  He married, in 1994, Maureen (Seyer) Lehouillier, raising their son, Jared, on their organic dairy farm in Irasburg.

He will be most remembered for the tremendous love he held for his family.  He was dedicated, hardworking, courageous and adventurous, living his life to the fullest.  He was a talented herdsman.  He will always be remembered for being “right there, ol’ boy!”

He is survived by his daughter Sara (Lehouillier) Henn and her husband, Donny Henn; two grandchildren:  Mariah and Chantal Henn; his son Jared Paul Lehouillier and his cherie, Maureen Lehouillier, and his step-daughter Heather Lefebvre; his mother Irene Lehouillier, who is 100 years old; his siblings:  John Lehouillier and his wife, Rita, of Johnson, Camille Lehouillier and his wife, Polly, of Johnson, Helen Walker of Hyde Park, Lorraine Easton and her husband, Bob, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Denis Lehouillier of Johnson, and Gilles Lehouillier and his wife, Laura, of Johnson; his sister-in-law Patty Lehouiller; as well as by many nieces, nephews and extended family members.  He was predeceased by his brother Jacques in 1960; his father Armand Lehouillier in 1985; and by his brother Claude in 1998.

A funeral service was held on September 11 in Johnson.  Interment with military honors followed at St. Teresa’s Cemetery in Hyde Park.

Contributions in his memory may be sent to Lamoille Area Cancer Network, P.O. Box 38 Elmore, Vermont 05657.

William A. Malshuk

William A. Malshuk, 87, of Irasburg died on Thursday, September 6, 2012, in Glover.

He was born on February 9, 1925, in Orleans, a son of Alex and Natalie (Korneluk) Malshuk.

In 1941, he married Genevieve Labor, who predeceased him in 1988.

Mr. Malshuk was foreman for the state of Vermont road maintenance department where he retired after 39 years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was an avid Yankees fan and he was a ticket holder of the Pittsburgh Pirates spring training in Bradenton, Florida, for 35 years.  He enjoyed putting up his woodpile on his beloved property in Irasburg.  He and his late wife spent many winters in Bradenton, until she passed away in 1988, and he then continued to winter in Bradenton with his son Keith.

He served with the Marines during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and was at Okinawa during April of 1944 to July of 1945.  He was a member of the Alfred Pepin Post #798, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Newport, and American Legion Post #76 of Barton.

He is survived by his children:  Linda Wright and her husband, George, of Barton, Karen Johnson and her husband, Verlon, of Bradenton, Keith Malshuk of Irasburg, and Dennis Malshuk and his friend, Gloria Iverson, of North Troy; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 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 Friday, September 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on September 15 from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral.  Interment will follow in Pleasantview Cemetery in Orleans.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Irasburg Fire Department, 161 Vermont Route 58, Irasburg, Vermont 05845.

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

Donald W. Nutbrown

Donald W. Nutbrown, 74, of Orleans died on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at his home.

He was born on September 22, 1937, in Inverness, Quebec, a son of Clarence and Dorothy (Kinnear) Nutbrown.  On April 5, 1958, he married Betty Davis who survives him.

Mr. Nutbrown was traffic manager for Ethan Allen Manufacturing in Orleans for several years.  His interests included NASCAR racing, traveling to various places, flower gardening, family gatherings and he loved camping in Island Pond for the past 33 years.

He is survived by his wife Betty Nutbrown of Orleans; his children:  Sherry Sample of Orleans, Kerry Prue and her fiancé, Mark Whipple, of Orleans, Tammy Little and her fiancé, Dave Watson, of West Charleston, and Cindy Lague and her husband, Rene, of Troy; his grandchildren:  Donny, Derek, and Devin Prue, Justin and Shane Dewing, Craig Lague, Michelle Nick, and Angela Lantagne; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Myrna Labor, of Beebe; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Sydney Nutbrown; and by a baby daughter, Sherry Nutbrown.

A celebration of his life was held on September 8 in Orleans.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Orleans Emergency Unit, care of Dot Collier, Treasurer, 1327 Dry Pond Road, Glover, Vermont 05839.

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

Anita Marie Pizza

Anita Marie Pizza died on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at the Marianna Rehab Center in Marianna, Florida, with her son, Steve, and his close friend by her side.

She was born in Kingsbury, Quebec, a daughter of Alcide and Regina Boisvert, on April 9, 1934.  She married Jack Pizza on October 24, 1957, and has lived in Florida since 1968.

She attended Sacred Heart High School in Newport, and studied piano under the tutorship of Sister Edmund of Jesus.  She was awarded her Laureate from the Montreal Music Conservatory.  She was invited to compete for the Miss America contest in Vermont, but was declined by her parents for religious reasons.

She performed her music with her group and singly in several states, including New York and Los Angeles, California, where she was considered a budding star as a solo jazz pianist and vocalist.  Her jazz trio was famed on Cape Cod for five years.  She was a world-class musician, having performed at private occasions for many notables, including President John F. Kennedy and the king of Saudi Arabia.  She also performed for a wedding at the Vatican in Rome, Italy.  She performed for several community occasions in Bay County, Florida, including concerts in Downtown Park and at the Martin Theatre.  She, as a volunteer, formed and then directed the choir at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Panama City, Florida, for 25 years.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John “Jack” Pizza, retired U.S. Air Force from Tyndall Air Force Base in Marianna; by their children:  Michael and his wife, Judy, of Nokomis, Florida, Lee of Panama City, and Steve and his close friend, Lori, of Southport, Florida; four grandchildren; eight sisters:  Annette Pike and her husband, Woodrow, of Newport, Simone Felty of Burlington, Noella Buschbaum and her husband, Charles, of Alstead, New Hampshire, Angele Larson and her husband, David, of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Alice Brown and her husband, Gordon, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan Crossland of Hillsboro, New Hampshire, Jeanne Boisvert of Pittsburgh and Newport, and Gail Lontine and her husband, Rocky, of Newport; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on September 3.  Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery in Sunny Hill, Florida.

“She made others happy.”

A. Michael Richard

 A. Michael Richard, 71, of Newport died on Sunday, September 2, 2012, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of Ruth Drown Richard.  They would have celebrated their thirty-sixth anniversary in November.

Mr. Richard was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, on December 19, 1940, the son of the late Henry and Helen (McInnis) Richard, also of Nashua.  He attended St. Patrick’s Elementary School, Nashua High School (1958), St. Anselm College (1962, bachelor of arts in history), and Fitchburg State College (1974, master of arts in educational administration).

Immediately after his graduation from St. Anselm, he joined the Navy and served his country proudly as a Lieutenant JG on the USS Kretchmer 329 during the Vietnam War.  He worked 14 years as a junior high history teacher in Nashua until 1980, followed by a position as teaching principal in Coventry.  He served as a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer for 28 years prior to his retirement in 2006, and until very recently worked at Green Mountain Electric.

His lifelong love of government and the political process led to a term on the Nashua Board of Aldermen at the age of 29 and two years later he ran for mayor.  He was an impassioned advocate for employee rights and fairness in the workplace.  Early in his educational career, he was a member of the Nashua Teacher’s Union, serving on the first negotiating team to successfully attain a collective bargaining agreement, a framework still used today.  He continued his civic involvement in Newport City where he served on the zoning board for 12 years and was chairman of the school board for several years.  He was instrumental in the consolidation of Newport’s east and west side elementary schools.  He loved talking about politics with everyone, and was always ready for a good debate.  MSNBC will definitely notice a decline in its ratings with the loss of Mr. Richard.

He was never afraid to take on new and difficult challenges and did so throughout his life as restaurant proprietor, Triple R Remodeling, real estate sales, purchase and restoration of homes, and he established Richmond Hill Bed and Breakfast and Lake Road Perennials.

However, above all of his educational- and work-related accomplishments, it was his home and family in Newport that gave him the greatest sense of love, joy, and satisfaction.  He will be remembered for his caring ways, his willingness to listen and offer “free” advice, his fairness and patience, and his quick wit and dry humor.

He was predeceased by his mother and father; two sisters:  Louise Richard Smith and Margaret Richard Maffee; two brothers-in-law:  Jack Smith and Donald Maffee; and by his in-laws Jersey and Gertrude Drown.

He is survived by his wife Ruth; his son Michael Morey and his wife, Shelly; his dear granddaughter Jenna of Newport; his daughter Kristen Morey and Will Kulakowski of Newport; and by daughter Sara Richard and Cameron Cook of Burlington.  Additional family survivors include his special aunt, Phemie (Euphemia) Richard of Nashua; a sister, Elizabeth Richard Burpee, and her husband, Dick, of Milford, New Hampshire; two brothers:  John Richard and his wife, Susan, and Louis Richard and his wife, Nancy, all of Nashua; his brother-in-law Charlie Drown and his wife, Ginny, of Newport Center; his nieces and nephews:  Jonathan, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Keith, Caryn, Laura, Gregory, David, Danny and Chuck; and by many very special cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial was held on September 8 in Nashua.  A private burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in honor of Mike Richard to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, California 90266; or to an organization of one’s choice.

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

Ivan J. Roberge

Ivan J. Roberge, 74, of Newport died on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at his home.

He was born on November 6, 1937, in Montpelier, a son of Henry and Jeanne (Geoffrey) Roberge.

He was a foreman for the Latrobe steel company in Pennsylvania, where he retired after 30 years.

He moved back to Vermont in 2010.  He enjoyed playing cards, traveling the back roads of Vermont, helping his brother on the farm doing odd jobs, and he enjoyed his sister-in-law’s cooking.  He also enjoyed watching tennis tournaments, Little League baseball and several other sports on television.

He is survived by his children:  Sheila Santiago, Randy and Kendall Roberge, all of Connecticut; by his mother Jeanne Roberge of Brompton, Quebec; and by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by a brother, John Roberge, and his wife, Georgette, of Derby.

At Mr. Roberge’s request, there will be no services.

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

Colin C. Sheehan

 Colin C. Sheehan, 65, of Richford died on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at his home, with his family present.

He was born on August 16, 1947, in Barton, to the late John Sr. and Anabelle (Noyes) Sheehan.  He attended schools in Sutton and Lyndon Institute in Lyndon.

In 1966, SSG Sheehan entered the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.  In 1990 he served with the One Hundred Thirty-first Engineers in Desert Storm.  He earned many medals and certificates throughout his 42 years of military service with the VTANG out of Camp Johnson.  He retired from the One Hundred Thirty-first Engineers in 2003.  He leaves behind many comrades and friends.

He is survived by his wife and best friend Valerie (Shattuck) Sheehan of Richford, whom he married on May 4, 1995; his children:  Kelly and Brian Giroux of Essex, Shannon and Dave Bessery of Burlington, Pierre and Charlene Letourneau of Irasburg, Ronnie Letourneau of Berkshire, Travis Letourneau and Sara Gelo of Richford, and Jessica Sheehan and Harold Morse of Derby; his grandchildren:  Mariah, Pierre Jr., Carly, Brooklynn, Natalie and Joey; his step-grandchildren:  Ashley, Brandi, Jacob, Caleb and Christian; a very special family whom his wife and he regarded as part of their family:  Jason, Judy, Jordan, Jared and Jayce Bryce; a close friend, Danny Murray Sr.; his brothers- and sisters-in-law:  Edward and Linda Shattuck, John and Penny Queenin; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews; and by his faithful companions:  Daisy Mae and Lucky; and his grandpuppies:  Clara, Dora, Annabelle, Jackie and Tinkerbelle.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his former wife JoAnn (Barry) Sheehan; and by his brother John Sheehan Jr.

Funeral services were held on September 6 in Enosburg Falls.  Interment was held on September 7 in the Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency, Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vermont 05478; or to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vermont 05478.

Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family online through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.

Alison Theodore Stoddard

Alison Theodore Stoddard, 87, a World War II veteran, died on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, following a brief illness.

He had been a resident of Craftsbury for the past eight years, living at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Richard Morrison.

Mr. Stoddard was born in Braintree on December 2, 1924, the youngest son of Daniel and Edith Wright Stoddard.  His two older brothers, Willis “Buster” Stoddard and D. Richard “Dick” Stoddard, have both predeceased him.  He grew up mostly in Bethel, graduating from Whitcomb High School in 1941.  In May of 1943, he entered the Army, seeing action in Italy, France, and Germany before being discharged in 1946 and coming home to marry his high school sweetheart, Hilda Billings.  They lived and raised their family in Rochester, sharing 60 years together.  She died in 2007.

Being a child of the Depression in rural Vermont, Mr. Stoddard learned early on to join the family in working hard, and that work ethic stayed with him all of his life.  From driving log trucks for D.F. Stoddard and Sons, to farming, to car bodywork, to selling insurance, to building houses — he mastered many skills and was a good provider.  A gifted woodworker, his family is proud of the many pieces of furniture that he built for them.

He leaves a son, Linwood “Woody” Stoddard, of Springfield and his wife, Sharon.  Besides his daughter Valerie, he leaves a second daughter, Lori Carter, and her husband, Norman, of Bensalem, Pennsylvania.  In addition, he leaves a foster daughter, Sandra Applegett, and her husband, Dave, of Westerville, Ohio.  He was proud of his 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He also leaves his two sisters-in-law, Udell Stoddard of Bethel and Lois Stoddard of Lyndonville; and many nieces and nephews.

The family is planning a service in Rochester in early October, and burial will be beside his wife, Hilda, in the family plot there.

Celon George Wheeler

Celon George Wheeler, 78, of Newport Center died while working at the Lake Road Cemetery in Newport Center on Thursday, September 6, 2012.

He was born in Troy on April 3, 1934, the son of Leo and Grace (Searles) Wheeler.

On June 17, 1956, he married Jean LeClear, who survives him.

Mr. Wheeler’s first love was farming on the family farm in North Troy, then moving to Newport Center in 1967 where he continued to farm.  He established Wheeler’s Bus Service and served the town of Newport Center and Sacred Heart Schools.  As time went on he became sexton for the Newport Center Cemetery and later to the Lake Road Cemetery.  He worked on sunny days and on cloudy days, but never on Sundays.  He will be missed and loved by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife Jean Wheeler of Newport Center; and by his children:  Kathleen Draper and her husband, David, of Newport Center, and Caroline Wheeler of Newport Center.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12 at the Lake Road Cemetery in Newport Center with the Reverend Laurence Wall officiating.  The family requests no flowers.

Duane I. Wilson

Duane I. Wilson died on November 18, 2011, at home with his wife, Ellen, in Laguna Woods, California.

He was born on November 9, 1920, in Westmore, the youngest son of Isaac Allen Wilson and Ina Elizabeth (Hinton) Wilson.  He spent his early years in Island Pond and Hartford, Connecticut.  He graduated from Bulkeley High School in 1937 and from Trinity College in 1949, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in general science.

Mr. Wilson served in World War II in the U.S. Army’s 156th Battalion from 1942 to 1943.  He married Helen Henrickson of Granby, Connecticut, in April of 1943 and their beloved son, Keith, was born in March of 1949.

He began his early career in management with the Roerig division of Charles Pfizer in Boston, Massachusetts, and Chicago, Illinois, and then with Lloyd Brothers (Hoechst Pharmaceutical) in Michigan.  In 1963, he went on to establish and run an executive search and career coaching firm in Michigan called Duane I. Wilson Associates.  Finally, he established another company, VERITAS:  Truth in Capabilities, which was a background verification company from which he never seemed to actually retire.

He experienced profound sadness in this life with the loss of his first wife, Helen, in 1985, and the death of his dear son Keith in 2000.  Mr. Wilson was the last of his siblings, ten in all, to pass away.

He remarried in April of 1995 to Ellen Clarke.  They had known each other since working together at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Chicago.

Mr. Wilson was a resident of Troy, Michigan, from 1961 until his death.  He and his wife split their time between Michigan, southern California and Vermont until his health failed.

He had a keen mind and many interests.  He held several patents for inventions, belonged to many organizations and was an avid writer.  He loved to golf, bowl and was a professional horseshoe pitcher.  He enjoyed stamp collecting and joined a stamp collecting club in his later years.  He was always researching current events with his computer and belonged to a computer club in California as well.

He was active in Masonic organizations as a member of Corinthian Lodge #241, King Cyrus Chapter #133 Royal Arch Masons (serving as High Priest in 1979), Detroit Commandery #1 Knights Templar, Monroe Council #1 Royal Select Masters, and Detroit York Rite College #1.  He was a former member of the Detroit Concert Band and Masonic Temple Association in Detroit, Michigan.  He was an active Rotarian and a member of the Bloomfield Hills Rotary Club and its board of directors.  He was a member of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business.

Finally, he liked people and people liked him.  He was a wondrous storyteller with an imagination as big as a child’s.  He had a deep and abiding faith that sustained him in times of deep sorrow, of which he surely did experience.  Though successful in business, his most profound success is his legacy of love and care.

He leaves behind his wife Ellen of Laguna Woods; as well as his nephews:  John Wilson of Del Mar, California, and Earl Wilson of Connecticut.

Interment is at Hillside Cemetery in East Charleston.

 

Death Notices

 Angeline Perrault

Angeline Perrault of Orleans died on Monday, September 10, 2012, in Newport.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 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, September 14, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Orleans.  Interment will follow at St. Theresa’s Cemetery in Orleans.

Richard “Dick” Dudley

Richard “Dick” Dudley of Orleans, died on Monday, September 10, 2012, in Newport.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 13, at the Orleans Federated Church at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Harvey Bartlett officiating.  Friends may call at the church on September 13 from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral.  A gathering at the church hall will follow the service.  All are welcome.

A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Chronicle.

 

Service

Ruth M. Skinner

A graveside service for Ruth M. Skinner will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery in Orleans at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, with the Reverend Harvey Bartlett officiating.

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