May 25, 2011 Obituaries

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Lillian Edith Baraw
Lillian Edith Baraw, 84, of Newport Center died peacefully on May 17, 2011, at the Newport Health Care Center.
She was born on January 18, 1927, in Lowell, a daughter of Sternie and Myrtle (Hoadley) Pope.
She married Burton Baraw who survives her.
She enjoyed her home, cooking for the family, making crafts, going for rides to get ice cream, and she especially enjoyed her little companion “Crickett.”
Besides her husband, she is survived by six children:  Jackie Arel and her husband, Chuck, of Vergennes, Sherrill Sheltra of Newport, Judy Cornell of Rochester, Steve Baraw of Westfield, Tim Baraw of Newport, and Penny Coe and her husband, Gary, of Newport Center; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son, Gary Sheltra; and three sisters:  Marjorie, Katherine, and Eleanor.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at the Mountainview Cemetery in Lowell.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495, or to the Frontier Animal Society, 502 Strawberry Acres Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at
Stan Busby


Stan Busby of Westmore died at the age of 79 on May 6, 2011, of an apparent heart attack attack while participating in one of the activities he had a deep commitment to — working with the North Country Union High School  boys golf team at the Newport Country Club.
He was born Stanford Lee Busby in Chicago, Illinois, on September 27, 1931.  He began his professional life as an English teacher and then took those skills overseas to Turkey, where he taught English to officers of the Turkish Air Force and studied and learned Turkish.
It was in Turkey that he met Evelina, his wife of 45 years.  She recalls that, “Whatever he did, people would say to me, ‘your husband is a fine man,’ whether it was the Air Force officers or the kids he taught English.”  He remained in Turkey when he was offered the position of director of the Turkish American Association in the capacity of cultural officer in the Foreign Service.  As such, he promoted American culture including literature, music and sports.  Mrs. Busby also recalled that one of the comments she would get regularly from people in Turkey was, “I wish you would send us more people like your husband.”  He had a certain dignity which they appreciated.
In addition to his background in English, Mr. Busby also acquired a degree in communications that he put to use as a broadcaster for the Voice of America which broadcasts in English and 42 world languages.  His broadcasts were transmitted worldwide from Eastern Europe to Africa and many other countries, including Cambodia and China.  During this time, he developed programs for Special English — a Voice of America program aimed at condensing the English language for use by foreign speakers.  While not well known in the United States, (since Voice of America did not broadcast in the States), Mr. Busby was quite well known around the world.  Often foreign dignitaries — while visiting Washington, D.C., where he worked — would want to tour the VOA studios.  Mrs. Busby related how the Cambodian crown prince and his entourage arrived for just such a tour.  “They pulled up with their limousines.  The crown prince said, “I want to see Mr. Stan Busby.  I am a student and devoted listener.  I’ve told all my friends and relatives that if they want to hear a fine man, listen to Mr. Stan Busby.’” Mrs. Busby said the crown prince exclaimed, “Mr. Busby, my teacher!” upon meeting him.  She said these types of situations were not unusual for her husband.
Mr. Busby’s love of golf spanned many years.  He won the 1971 Foreign Service Worldwide Championship that was open to all the U.S. Embassy teams from around the world, representing the U.S. Embassy in Turkey.  When the Busbys retired to Westmore 12 years ago he began sharing his love and knowledge of golf with young people, working with the North Country Union boys golf program and the Junior Golf Program at the Newport Country Club.  He also became involved in planning a youth golf program in California this past winter.  He loved teaching the boys not only about golf but also about life.
Mr. Busby’s other interest was music, and he contributed his talent and passion in this field to the community in numerous ways.  He organized a barbershop quartet known as The Harmonists for many years.  He also participated in choirs of the Brownington and Westmore Congregational churches, the Old Stone House concerts, and the Westmore variety shows.  He also sang in many Vermont Family Theater productions, including Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, and Beauty and the Beast and with other music groups in the Northeast Kingdom, such as Pumpkin Hill Singers and Northsong.  He also assisted in organizing the joyful holiday programs put on at NorthWoods Stewardship Center.  Mr. Busby was also working on the Sentinel Rock State Park Committee in Westmore, with the hope that one of the uses of the park could be as a venue for musical presentations.
In addition to his beloved wife, Mr. Busby is survived by his daughters:  Katherine Busby of Gaitherburg, Maryland, and Mary Busby of Los Angelos, California; his sister Peggy Busby of Dallas, Texas; his brother Howard Busby; and his sister-in-law Sue Busby of Solena Beach, California.
A private family service was held and a concert in celebration of Stan Busby’s life is being planned in Westmore this summer.
Arthur Joseph Guyette


Arthur Joseph Guyette, 81, of Derby died on May 22, 2011, in Glover.
He was born on June 2, 1929, in Lowell, a son of Harland and Aline (Richer) Guyette.
On November 30, 1950, he married Rosalie Lippens at the St. Mary’s Church in Newport.
Mr. Guyette attended Newport High School where he was a pitcher for the baseball team.  After high school he served in the U.S. Navy in the construction battalion for four years.  During his enlistment, he reached the rank of 1st class construction electrician.  He attended two military schools (electrical) in Ansbach, Germany, and Port Hueneme, California.  After boot camp, he got married and he and his wife moved to French Moroco, Africa.
Mr. Guyette had a lengthy electrical career spanning 36 years, beginning at Newport Electric and ending at Citizen’s Utilities as the superintendent of lines and facilities.  He built a home for his family on Lake Salem where he enjoyed boating, fishing, water-skiing, and numerous family bonfires on the beach.
After retirement, he devoted his time to his carpentry skills —  building homes, making signs and helping friends and family.  He also took great pride in his home and his family.  He loved people and his greatest joy was derived from helping others.  At the end, he and his friend David Ladue enjoyed going to McDonald’s for morning coffee.
Mr. Guyette held membership at the Elks, American Legion, VFW, and North Country Swingers.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Guyette, of Derby; three children:  John Guyette and his wife, Diane, of Derby, Lisa Boskind and her husband, Scott, of Derby, and Mary Oliver and her husband, Michael, of Derby; five grandchildren:  Robert and Sean Boskind, and Stephanie, Samantha, and Sean Guyette; two brothers:  Leo Guyette and his wife, Joyce, of Newport and Roland Guyette and his wife, Sandra, of Vergennes; a sister, Anita Forcier, and her husband, Fernand, of Newport; two brothers-in-law: Leonard Lippens and his wife, Ruth, of Derby and Harold Lippens and his wife, Patricia, of Florida; four sisters-in-law:  Elaine Reid of St. Johnsbury, Lucille Meunier of Newport, Annette Trombly of Derby Line, and Jeanine Martin of Bryan, Texas; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his son Steven Guyette; his brother Clement Guyette; and his sister-in-law Madeline Nault.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 25, at 11 a.m. at the St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line where a Mass will be celebrated.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery with military honors.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Vermont, 300 Corner Stone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, Vermont 05495.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at
Robert F. Rowe


Robert F. Rowe, 68, died in Newport on May 19, 2011, after a long illness.
He was born on February 23, 1943, a son of Stanley and Ester (Suprenant) Rowe.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964.  His health required him to take an early retirement, after 35 years, as a machinist at Butterfields Tivoly.
Mr. Rowe was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the American Legion Post #21 of Newport.  He was also a member of, and on the board of directors of, Derby Fish and Game for many years.  He was an avid outdoorsman and his passion for hunting brought him to Montana every fall for many years.  His dedication to fishing resulted in winning several fishing derbies on Lake Memphremagog.  He also enjoyed trap and target shooting.
Upon retirement he and his wife liked to travel all over the country.
Mr. Rowe is survived by his wife, Rosemary; their children Cathy Lowell and her husband, Daniel, and Lisa Spooner; grandchildren Robin, Thomas, and Dan Lowell, and Zachary and Olivia Spooner; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.  He shared a special closeness with his nephew Jason.  He will be sadly missed by his Montana buddies:  Stan Wright, Red Willis, and Tony Malshuk.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Derby Fish and Game Club, care of Mr. O’s, 1670 East Main Street, Newport, Vermont 05855.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, May 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home at 4670 Darling Hill Roard in Newport where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 1, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Mike De Senna officiating.  Interment will follow at the Coventry Cemetery with full military honors.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at
Committal Services
Committal services for Pearl Norway will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 27, at the Newport Center Cemetery.
Committal services for Marion Griffin will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 27, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport.
Committal services for Carl Larose will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 27, at the Welcome O. Brown Cemetery in Barton with military honors.
Committal services for Donovan Warner will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 27, at the Brownington Center Cemetery.
Committal services for John Kennison will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the Irasburg Cemetery with military honors.
Committal services for Shirley Rochefort will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, at Derby Center Cemetery with a luncheon to follow.
Committal services for Dorothy Westerberg will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the North Troy Village Cemetery.
Committal services for Marielle Morin will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at St. Edward’s Cemetery in Derby Line.
Committal services for Orison Hoadley Jr. will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, at the Brownington Center Cemetery.
Committal services for Dennis Taylor will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at the Westlook Cemetery in Glover.  Join friends and family for lunch and reminiscing at the Glover church vestry after the services.
A committal service for Elwin LaClair will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Barton.
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