Clovis F. Bergeron
Clovis F. Bergeron, 98, of Troy died peacefully on August 2, 2015, at his son’s home in Derby surrounded by his family.
He was born on February 26, 1917, in St. Jude, Quebec, to Antoine and Lydia (LaPrade) Bergeron. On October 4, 1958, he married Gertrude Tift.
He owned and operated his own farm in North Troy for 40 years and then worked as a lift attendant for 27 years, retiring in 2004. He used to mow lawns around Troy, and he loved gardening and being outside.
He is survived by his children: Jean Bergeron of Hartford, Connecticut, Kenneth Bergeron and his wife, Denise, of Derby; by his stepchildren: Richard Handy and his wife, Liz, of North Troy, and Helen Handy of Kansas; by his brother Paul Bergeron and his wife, Pat, of Derby; by his sisters: Antoinette Hazen of Barnet, Yvonne Kaskel of Burke, and Blanche Bergeron of Woonsocket, Rhode Island; and by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, who died on July 17, 2014; his stepson Louis; his brothers Ernest and Henry; and his sister Jane.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 6, at the Church of God on the Crawford Road in Derby with the Reverend Laurence Wall officiating. Interment followed in Troy Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Missisquoi Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 131, Troy, Vermont 05868.
Online condolences at curtis-britch.com.
Louis Victor Berthiaume
Louis Victor Berthiaume, 82, of Westfield died suddenly on August 2, 2015, at his home.
He was born on November 22, 1932, in Westfield to Azarius and Agatha (Quintal) Berthiaume. On April 16, 1955 he married Joan Gelo.
He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a self-employed dairy farmer all of his life. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Troy, Knights of Columbus, North Troy Jay Peak Post #28 American Legion, and the Cursillo Movement.
His hobbies included fishing, working in his garden, taking care of his home and farm, and motorcycling. He also liked to travel when he was able to leave his farm duties. Mr. Berthiaume was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a friend to all and his kind and generous nature made him a pleasure to be around. He will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Berthiaume, of Westfield; his children: Judi Hussey and her husband, Bob, of Coventry, David Berthiaume of Westfield, Karen Bathalon and her husband, Allan, of North Troy, Donald Berthiaume and his wife, Christine, of Westfield; his grandchildren: Scott Hussey of Oregon, Amanda Hussey of Lyndonville, Autumn Thompson of Quincy, Massachusetts, Zachary Thompson of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Sienna and Maeve Bathalon of North Troy, Justin and Olivia Berthiaume of Westfield; his great-grandchild: Savannah Jean Hussey of Lyndonville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by five brothers, and five sisters.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Troy, where a Mass was celebrated. Interment followed in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Lowell.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Maintenance Fund, P.O. Box 109, Troy, Vermont 05868.
Online condolences at curtis-britch.com.
Alice Rita Davis
Alice Rita Davis, 91, of Derby died on Saturday, August 1, 2015, following a long illness.
Born Alicja Baszynski on May 23, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio, she graduated top of her class from South Cleveland High School and was the class valedictorian. Although she was unable to attend college herself, she stressed the importance of education and encouraged her children to pursue their college degrees.
She was the devoted and loving wife of Ercil Franklin Davis, the center of her world, who predeceased her on July 13, 2015. They were married 69 years. Mr. Davis, who grew up in Caledonia County, brought Mrs. Davis to Vermont, and the couple settled into farming in West Barnet and later in Lyndonville. In addition to working as a secretary, Mrs. Davis worked long and hard on the farm.
She was well known as a person of warmth and hospitality. She inherited her parents’ Polish work ethic and always stressed the importance of doing things “right.” She had a passion for cooking and often celebrated family occasions with five-course meals, complete with appetizers, place settings, decorations and table linens. She also loved to bake and was known for her decorated cakes and Polish pastries.
She spent much of her life as a secretary, first at the White Motor Company in Cleveland, Ohio, then at the Fairbanks Morse Company in St. Johnsbury, and finally at Vermont Tap and Die in Lyndonville. When the couple retired from farming, they bought and operated the Border Motel in Derby, where Mrs. Davis got to hone and use her skills as a hostess and cook.
She was always active in her church and was a devoted Roman Catholic. She would say her rosary daily. When facing her final illness, she spent much of her time in prayer.
She is survived by her son Gregory Davis and his wife, Connie, of Londonderry, New Hampshire; their son Joshua Davis and his wife, Madison, of North Carolina and their daughter Ellyse Davis of New York City. She is also survived by her daughter Susan A. Davis and her husband, George Rumery, of Newport; their daughter Jessica Stone and her son Jagger Stone of San Antonio, Texas; their son Paul Stone of Ocala, Florida; and their daughter Therese Rumery and her fiancé, Charles Austin, and their son Archer Austin, of St. Johnsbury. She is also survived by her nieces: Kathleen Church and her husband, Riley, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Ohio; and by Shirley Eizember of Cortland, New York, and her children and grandchild.
She was predeceased by her parents, Anastacja “Nettie” and Walter Baszynski; her husband; her sister Grace Glaze of Ohio; and two nephews: David and Timothy Eizember, also of Ohio.
A Mass was held on Saturday, August 8, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line. Online condolences at curtis-britch.com.
Lorraine Irene Gomes
Lorraine Irene Gomes, 87, a longtime resident of East Hardwick died peacefully late Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at the St. Johnsbury Health & Rehabilitation Center in St. Johnsbury.
She was born on October 2, 1927, in Stannard, the daughter of the late Charles and Grace (Taylor) Lanphear. She attended Stannard public schools.
Following her education, she moved to Greensboro Bend where she waited tables in a local restaurant and was a housekeeper to Greensboro residents.
She was first married to Herbert Gomes for many years. During that time she stayed at home to care for her young children. For more than 50 years she was a life companion to Everett Goddard. He died on June 11, 2009. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, and sewing.
She is survived by six children: Bradley Gomes of East Hardwick, David Gomes of Hardwick, Linda Clow and her husband, Rod, of Hardwick, Bonnie Rossi and her husband, Charles, of East Orange, Millie O’Neil of Greensboro, and Sharon Marchetti and her husband, Mike, of Merritt Island, Florida; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents; her life companion; her grandson Jonathan M. Gomes; a son-in-law Edward O’Neill; and four siblings: Robert Lanphear, Raymond Lanphear, Gordon Lanphear and Sayde Maxwell.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at the Northern Vermont Funeral Home at 60 Elm Street in Hardwick with the Reverend Ernest Machia officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the St. Johnsbury Health & Rehab Center, Activity Fund, 1248 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819, or to Rhythm of the Rein Therapeutic Riding Center, P.O. Box 225 Water Tower Farm, Marshfield, Vermont 05658.
Beverly Richardson Trow
Beverly Richardson Trow, 90, of Tequesta, Florida, died on July 20, 2015, at her home with her cousin and longtime live-in companion, Betty Jane Durkee, and Ms. Durkee’s daughter Tammy Dopp, both of Newport, by her side.
She was born on September 28, 1924, in Newport. Her ashes will be brought back to Vermont to be scattered in her final resting place, at her request.
Ms. Trow very much enjoyed spending time up at her lakefront cottage in Newport with lots of frequent visits from her family. She was an accomplished artist and has painted numerous works, which friends and family enjoy. She also spent many years as a photographer and worked alongside her parents in the family owned business, Richardson Studio.
In later years she retired from the Bell South telephone company where she worked as an operator. Her favorite pastime was reading, and one would often find her in her favorite chair reading away the hours. She had five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was a loving mother and friend and will be missed by everyone whose life she touched.
She is survived by her stepdaughter Mary Frances Trow; her two sons: Craig Stewart Grieve and his wife, Gisele, and Mark Cameron Grieve and his wife, Linda, and their families.