August 5, 2009 Obituaries

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Rosalie E. Boutin-Aiken
Rosalie E. Boutin-Aiken, 61, of Newport died on August 1, 2009, in Newport.
Ms. Boutin-Aiken was born in Springfield, Vermont, on August 15, 1947, a daughter of Geneva and Louis Boutin, who predeceased her.
She loved karaoke, country music, and helping others.  Ms. Boutin-Aiken had a heart of gold.
She was very devoted to her daughter, Lynn Daggett of Newport, who survives her.  She is also survived by two grandchildren:  Private Craig Daniels, who is serving in the U.S. Army stationed in Maryland, and Amanda Daggett of Newport.   She also leaves behind two sisters:  Waneta Tew of North Carolina and Linda Horn of Newport Center; her brother Raymond Boutin of Detroit, Michigan; very close friends Leona Glover of Island Pond, Glen Andrus of New York, Ray Marsh and his companion Erin of Newport Center, Marion Cole of Island Pond, and Joanne Diaz of Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 6, at 2 p.m. at the Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Memorial Chapel on Lake Road, Newport with the Reverend Fred Barker officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the hour of the funeral.  Interment will take place at the Lakeside Cemetery in Island Pond at a later date.
Should friends desire, contributions in Ms. Boutin-Aiken’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 121 Connor Way, Suite 240, Williston, Vermont 05491.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

 

Francis Enos Cheney Sr.

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Francis Enos Cheney Sr., 84, of Newport died peacefully on July 29, 2009, at his home, with his loving family at his side.
Mr. Cheney was born March 5, 1925, in Newport, a son of Leo and Thelma (Morse) Cheney Sr.
On January 23, 1947, he married Jeannette Chilafoux, who predeceased him on January 9, 2005.
He entered the United States Navy on May 25, 1943, during World War II and was stationed on the USS Vincennes, USS Halford, and USS Castle Rock.  He was decorated with the Asiatic Pacific, American Area Victory, and Philippine Liberty Medals.  He was honorably discharged on May 4, 1946.
After the war, he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railroad for 42 years and retired as an engineer.
He loved trapping, hunting, fishing, playing golf, carpentry, cooking at the family cookouts, and especially playing pinochle with his brothers.
He held memberships with American Legion Post 21 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 798 of Newport.
He is survived by his children:  Francis E. Cheney Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Newport, Linda Caron and her husband, Alfred, of Troy, Mary Poulin of Newport, Dana Cheney and his wife, Kathy, of Newport, Bonnie Stone of Irasburg, and Marie Cheney of Newport; by his grandchildren:  Francis III, Christina, Jessica, Jordon, Lisa, Laurie, Joe, James, Tammy, Ryan, Angie, Dana, Joshua, Rodney, Rhonda, Tyra, Jaime, Brandy, Marc, and Michalea; by 30 great-grandchildren; by three great-great-grandchildren; by his sister Diane Renihan and her husband, David, of Jupiter, Florida; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  Besides his wife, Jeannette, he was predeceased by brothers:  Leo, Walter, Edgar, Erwin, Donald, Robert, and Wayne Cheney; and by sisters:  Barbara Warner, Donna Lontine, and Beverly Britch.
Funeral services were held in Newport on August 3 with the Reverend Michael Reardon officiating.  Interment with military honors followed at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport.
Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Cheney’s memory may be made to North Country Hospital, Ron Holland MD Community Dialysis Center, in care of Wendy Franklin, development office, 189 Prouty Drive, 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.

 

 

 

 

Martha V. Choquette

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Martha V. Choquette, 90, of Newport, a well-known and active businesswoman, died July 31, 2009, in Newport.
Mrs. Choquette was born September 27, 1918, in Stanstead, Quebec, a daughter of Frank and Ozema (Perra) Bessette.
On October 18, 1941, she married the love of her life, P. Conrad Choquette, who predeceased her in 1997.  Mrs. Choquette was a legal secretary in Rock Island, Quebec, and a court interpreter for the Orleans County Court.  She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and former president of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She was active in St. Mary’s Catholic Church and taught classes where she mentored young couples.  She also enjoyed traveling to Florida.
She is survived by her children:  Connie Sauter and her husband, Albert, of Mckinney, Texas, Paul Choquette and his wife, Jane, of West Palm Beach, Florida, Robert Choquette and his wife, Lori, of Springfield, Oregon; by her daughter-in-law, Jeanne Choquette of Tucson, Arizona; and by the following grandchildren:  Thomas Choquette, Scott Sauter, Debbie Glasser, Marc Sauter, Julie Choquette, Katherine Blake, Jacqueline Gordon, Vicky Larson, Jill Cummings, and Beth Jackson; by 18 great-grandchildren; and by two sisters:  Therese Perant of Montreal and Madeline Thompson of Magog, Quebec.  She was predeceased by a son, Richard Choquette, in 2003, by a granddaughter, Andrea Choquette, in 1981, and by a great-grandson, Trace Morgan Jackson, in 2004.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport with the Reverend Michael Reardon S.D.V. celebrating a Mass of Christian burial.  Interment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions in Mrs. Choquette’s memory may be made to the Newport Elks Club Silver Towers, P.O. Box 888, Derby, Vermont 05829.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

 

Ruth Macy Savage

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Ruth Macy Savage, 66, of Newport died peacefully on July 27, 2009, in Newport.
Mrs. Savage was born March 4, 1943, in Brockton, Massachusetts, a daughter of Joseph and Evelyn (Baxter) McKeown.
On June 11, 1970, she married Donald Savage Sr., who predeceased her on February 13, 2001.
She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and bingo, making crafts, and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her children:  Donald Savage Jr. and his companion, Susan Conn, of Jay, Linda Denomme and her fiancé, Robbie Cole, of Newport, and Thomas Savage and his partner, Brandon Wilson, of Newport; by five grandchildren:  Alisha Taylor, Kassandra, Zachary, Donald Savage III, and Travis Cole; by her sisters:  Shirley Ross and her husband, Walter, of Framingham, Massachusetts, twins Mary Holbrook and Marilyn Maraglia of Brockton, Pearl Pepin and her husband, Ernie, of Brockton, and Alice Seaver of Lexington, Kentucky; by numerous nieces and nephews; and especially by her pet parrot G.B.  She was predeceased by her brother Sonny McKeown; and by sisters:  Blanche Gilannclli, Beverly Maraglia, and Gladys Council.
Funeral services were held July 30 at the Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Memorial Chapel in Newport with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Should friends desire, contributions in Mrs. Savage’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1460, 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.
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