April 8, 2009 Obituaries

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Louis Gilbert Beaumont Jr.

 

Louis Gilbert Beaumont Jr., 70, of Coventry died April 1, 2009, in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Mr. Beaumont was born September 29, 1938, in Willimantic, Connecticut, a son of Louis Gilbert Sr. and Thelma (Charland) Beaumont.  He served in the Army and the Air Force.
On February 8, 1958, he married Sylvia Scott, who survives him.
He was a longtime bus driver for the Orleans Elementary School and did construction work.
He loved family holidays with his children.  He enjoyed participating in outdoor sports, coon hunting, attending horse shows, demos and car races, and dog field trials, listening to country music, and watching Western movies.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Beaumont, of Coventry; by his children:  Dolores Corsano and her friend, Greg, of New York, Pam Durocher and her husband, Alfred, of Coventry, Darryl Beaumont and his wife, April, of Brownington, and Todd Beaumont of Coventry; two brothers, Kenneth Beaumont of Coventry and Paul Beaumont and his wife, Cindy, of Ohio; by his sister Gloria Sokolis of Tennessee; by grandchildren:  Deanna, Christina, John, Pauline and her friend, Chad, Kristen and her husband, Andrew, Anthony, Danny, Keith, Mike, Katelyn, and Morgan; and by six great-grandchildren:  Logan, Dylan, Haley, Riley, Kailee, and Juliette.  He was predeceased by his parents, Louis “John” Sr. and Thelma (Charland) Beaumont.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Beaumont’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

Dennis George Clifford

 

 

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Dennis George Clifford, 70, of East Albany, a former resident of Granville, Massachusetts, died Sunday, March 29, 2009, in Newport.
Born February 27, 1939, to Dennis F. and Leona (Aldrich) Clifford, Mr. Clifford grew up in Granville and for a short time in Westfield, Massachusetts.
Denny, as he was known to his friends and family, attended the West Granville School, the Granville Village School, and Westfield High School.
He joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 and traveled the world for the next four years.
He learned to play the fiddle at age nine, and while in the Navy became a talented banjo player as well.  He also played guitar.
In 1970 he married Donna Blakesley, and together they were known locally as a popular musical duo and were involved in various bands.  Together they ran the Granville Banjo and Fiddle Contest for the benefit of the Granville Fire Department.
He held jobs at many local businesses, including Jensen’s Apple Orchard, The Drum Shop, Wackerbarth’s Box Shop, Sussmann’s Farm, and Agway.  He worked as a machinist for a time as well.  He had a logging career on and off throughout his lifetime, including using draft horses to skid the logs.  His favorite job was farming.  He often grew large vegetable crops and always had a barn full of animals.  He was successful at training oxen, a lost art these days.
He moved to northern Vermont in 1986.  There he made many friends and continued to make merry with his musical talent, most recently with the Bobbin Mill folks.
He leaves behind his daughters Darcy Cooley and her husband, Jay, of Tolland, Massachusetts, and Julie Clifford of Granville; his grandchildren:  Michael, Craig, and Morgan Cooley, all of Tolland; his sister Kathleen Clifford Ivory of Lompoc, California, and her children John Ivory of Arlington, Virginia, and Bridget Ivory of San Francisco, California, in addition to several other nieces and nephews and cousins.  He had so many friends who will feel his loss, including his longtime friend and caregiver John Hillyard of East Albany; and his much-loved friend, Jeeni Duquette, and their dog BoBo.
There will be no formal services.  A celebration of his life was held April 4 in East Albany; another will be held Saturday, April 25, at his daughter Darcy Cooley’s home in Tolland.  All are welcome to attend.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

Janet E. Jones

 

Janet E. Jones, 70, of Orleans died March 31, 2009, in Newport.
Mrs. Jones was born February 26, 1939, in Greensboro Bend, a daughter of Melvin and Marie (Mackenzie) Warner.
She was employed at one time as a nurse’s aide at Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton.
She enjoyed reading, knitting, gardening, and craft work.
She is survived by her son Ronald Jones of Orleans; by her brother Patrick Warner of Evansville; by her sister Joanne Dawson of Bellows Falls; by nephews:  David Jr., Aaron, Robert, and Christopher; and by nieces:  Michelle, Penny, and Angel.  She was predeceased by grandson Tony Jones.
Funeral services were held April 4 at a Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport with the Reverend Dallas St. Peter officiating.  Spring interment will be in Mountainview Cemetery in Lowell.
Should friends desire, contributions in Mrs. Jones’ memory may be made to the Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05401.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

Igor Plotnikov

 

Igor Plotnikov, 54, of Newport died April 3, 2009, in Newport.
Mr. Plotnikov was born May 14, 1954, in Khabarovsk, Russia, a son of Peter and Nina Plotnikov.
On July 25, 1998, he married Ella Mokhareva, who survives him.
He was a truck driver for McDermotts Trucking Company of Coventry.
He is survived by his wife, Ella, of Newport and by four children:  Dasha, Alisa, and Nikita of Newport and Andrei of Burlington.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 10, at the Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Memorial Chapel on Lake Road in Newport.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

Barbara L. Thibault

 

Barbara L. Thibault, 56, of Newport died peacefully April 4, 2009, in Newport.
Mrs. Thibault was born August 1, 1952, in Long Island, New York, a daughter of Dominick and Helen (Grossman) Bartolomeo.
She is survived by her father, Dominick Bartolomeo, of North Carolina; by her daughter Jessica Dimartino and her husband, Dorindo, of Island Pond; by two stepchildren, Renee Thibault of Derby Line and Crystal Grenier and her husband, Alex, of West Charleston; by six beloved grandchildren; by five brothers; by four sisters; and by several nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Should friends desire, contributions in Mrs. Thibault’s memory may be made to Step O.N.E., P.O. Box 1004, Newport, Vermont 05855.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.
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