Obituaries October 3, 2012

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 Ashley Marie Allard

 Ashley Marie Allard, 25, of Derby died suddenly on September 24, 2012, in Eden.

She was born December 21, 1986, in Springfield, Massachusetts, the beloved daughter of Candice Lane Carter Allard and the late Gregory Lee Allard.  She was the mother of Kaylynn and Cayden.

She graduated from North Country Union High School in the class of 2005 and attended the Salon Professional Academy in Williston.

She went to Sacred Heart School and North Country Union High School.  She loved dance and participated in Tae Kwon Do for six years and in basketball.  She enjoyed music, dancing, traveling, and many outdoor activities.  She loved and enjoyed spending time with her children.  Ms. Allard traveled to the nationals for Tae Kwon Do several times for three junior Olympics and won many many medals.

She leaves behind her children:  Kaylynn and Cayden; her mother, Candice Allard, and stepfather Bill Anthony; stepsister Becky Anthony and stepbrother Joe Anthony; her grandmother Iona Carter of Derby; her aunts and uncles: Rosemarie and Don Bowen, Patty and Jim Pierce, Reginald and Carolyn Carter, Ronald Carter, Paul Allard and his daughter Keecia; special cousins:  Troy Bowen and Heather, Victoria, Don and Ericka Bowen, Kyle, Nick and Kaylee, Angel Wright LaBerge, and Dave Laberge, Chelsey, Shelly, and Seiara, Amanda Wright, Jason Colburn, Tristin and Travon, Nathan Carter, Patrick Ushmann, Bill Carter, Robert Carter, Alyssa and Heather Colburn, and Johanna Bartley; and many, many special friends.

She was predeceased by her father, Gregory Allard, her grandfather Wayne Carter, and her grandmother Dorothy Allard.  May she rest in peace with God’s love.

Funeral services were held on September 28 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport with the Reverend Fred Barker and the Reverend Carol Ann Barker officiating.  A luncheon followed the service at the fellowship hall at the Derby United Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Cayden Gregory Thomas Trust Fund, in care of Community National Bank, P.O. Box 259, Derby, Vermont 05829.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at

Phyllis C. Armstrong

 Phyllis C. Armstrong, 90, of Derby died on September 23, 2012, in Newport.

She was born August 31, 1922, in Holland, a daughter of Riley and Sadie (Judd) Worth.

On June 6, 1958, she married William C. Armstrong, who predeceased her, on August 19, 2012.  Her first husband, Sidney L. Perkins, died serving his country in active duty for the Air Force during World War II.

Always a hard worker, Mrs. Armstrong kept herself busy, balancing family, work, and community service.  She was a secretary for Union Butterfield in Derby Line, retiring in 1987.  She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #21 and served for years as Martha in the Order of the Eastern Star.  Over the years she gave of her time freely, volunteering with different community organizations, first at the Derby Elementary School, next at the Newport Chamber of Commerce, and in recent years at North Country Hospital, along with her husband, Bill.  She was an active member of IROC and also a one-time president of the Community Circle.

As proud grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong made special trips to Massachusetts to help celebrate milestones in their grandchildren’s lives, often making the trip down and back in one day, as that was the only way to fit it into their busy schedules.  When not occupied with activities outside of the home, Mrs. Armstrong’s hobbies included sewing, knitting, hooking rugs, painting, and cooking.

She is survived by her children:  Paul Perkins and his wife, Daryl, of Moberly, Missouri, Dana Armstrong and his wife, Margaret, of Princeton, Massachusetts, and Jana Armstrong of Canton, Massachusetts; by her grandchildren:  Shelly, Chad, Jacob, Sariah, Eleanor, William, Amelia, Kashaun, and Trey; by four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Abigayle, Beau, and Grace; by her sister Waneta W. Stone of Tallahassee, Florida; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Cydney Perkins; by her brother Cyril Worth; and by her sister, Janice Fox.

Visiting hours will be held at noon on Saturday, October 6, followed immediately by funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home at 37 Lake Road in Newport.  Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Mead Hill Cemetery in Holland.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to American Legion Post #21, P.O. Box 304, Newport, Vermont 05855, or to the Order of the Eastern Star Lakeside Chapter #27, 89 Severens Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website, at

Margareta Charron

 Margareta Elisabeth Charron

 Margareta Elisabeth Charron, 87, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and formerly of Newport, died on September 27 in Derby.

Church services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 8, at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport where a Mass will be celebrated.   Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.

Mrs. Charron was born in Fendan, Germany, to Anna (Fendrich) and Phillip Nicklouse on April 19, 1925.  She lived in Meinz, Germany, until her arrival to the U.S. in 1956.  While in Vermont she worked at the American Maple Factory and Indian Head for a number of years.  She was involved in the Knights of Columbus, and Al-Anon, and was a passionate bingo player.  She also enjoyed crocheting and family holidays and get-togethers.

Mrs. Charron is survived by her children Hannelore Gaylor and her spouse, Bernard, Gunther Charron and his spouse, Susan, Jane Moulton and her spouse, Gary, Susie Lacroix and her spouse, John, Patrick Charron, and Michael Ballases; by her grandchildren Tammy Wiesen and her spouse, Bard, Tanya Dejesus and her spouse, Jose, Aaron Charron, Jennie Charron, Shauna and her spouse, Steven Betancourt, Lizsa Moulton and her friend, James Marcus, Stephanie Morse and her spouse, David, Sara Lacroix and her friend, Kevin Comeau, Shannon Lacroix and her friend, Cody Powell, Grant Moulton, Katrina Thompson, Anna Marie Charron, and Jaclyn Charron; and by her great-grandchildren Scott Wiesen, Tyler Wiesen, Jacob Marcus, Lexie Morel, Bradon Betencourt, Gavin Morel, Carson Comeau, and Kaela Betencourt.

Mrs. Charron was preceded in death by her first husband, Phillip Lunvenmeyer; her second husband, Roger Charron; her parents, Anna and Phillip Nicklouse; her grandson Steven Watson; and her brothers Helmut, Phillip, and Hantz.

Memorials may be given to the Orleans Essex Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855 or to North Country Hospital Oncology Department, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at

Tyler Collins

 Tyler A. Collins

 Tyler A. Collins, 16, of Newport Center died suddenly on September 24, 2012, in Coventry.

He was born January 30, 1996, in Newport beloved son of Betti (Thiboult) Collins and the late Bruce A. Collins.

Tyler was a junior at North Country Union High School in Newport.  He loved to go to deer camp and he was a good hunter.  He also enjoyed ice fishing, as well as brook and lake fishing, snowmobiling, and spending time with his friends and dog.  Tyler was a very social individual who always had a smile and liked to joke and was always available to friends and relatives to give them a helping hand.

He is survived by his mother, Betti Collins, and stepfather, Jeff Santaw, of Newport Center; by his brothers and sister:  Shawn Collins and his fiancé, Kim Jones, Bryce Collins, Jennifer Collins-Hunt and her husband, Lynn, of New Hampshire; by his grandparents Ruth and Dale Santaw of Newport; by his nieces and nephews:  Jacob, Madison, Liam, Khole, Kiera, Selena, and Anthony; by his uncle Joe and Susie Thiboult of New Hampshire, and their children Morgan and Brian Connor, and Cody and fiancé, Melissa, also of New Hampshire; by his aunt Mary and Marty Gingras and their children, Jennifer and Kristen, of New Hampshire; and by his best friends:  Dylan Germaine and Johnny Crocker.

He was predeceased by his father, Bruce A. Collins, on April 4, 1999.

Funeral services were held at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport on October 1 with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating.  Interment followed in the Newport Center Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at

 Louise Josephine Lipinski

 Louise Josephine Lipinski, 96, a lifelong resident of Amherst, New York, died on September 25, 2012, in Newport.

Mrs. Lipinski was born January 13, 1916, in Buffalo, New York, a daughter of Chester and Maryanna (Smiereiak) Cichon.  She married Casimer E. Lipinski Sr., who predeceased her.

Mrs. Lipinski was a seamstress for Restwell Furniture Manufacturing in Tonawanda, New York.

She and her husband owned and operated their own furniture business.  She moved to Vermont from Amherst two years ago to be near her son.

She is survived by her son Edward Lipinski Jr., and his wife, Patricia, of North Troy; by her grandchildren:  Kim Griswold and her husband, Keith, of Suffield, Connecticut, Karin Lipinski Richard of Mansfield Center, Connecticut, and Ed Lipinski III of Grayling, Michigan; by two great-grandchildren:  Keith J. Griswold, and Ed Lipinski IV; and by her brother Walter Zawieruszynski of Seneca, New York.

Among her hobbies, Mrs. Lipinski crocheted tablecloths.  She loved her dog Holiday.

Funeral services were held on September 29 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in North Troy with the Reverend Whelinde Ladislaus celebrating a Mass.  Interment will take place in Cheektowaga, New York.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Bel-Aire Activities Fund, 35 Bel-Aire Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Onlne condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at

Laurence “Moose” Richard

 Laurence “Moose” Richard

Laurence “Moose” William Richard, 69, a lifelong resident of Walden, died on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

Born in Hardwick, May 5, 1943, a son of the late Rocky and Marie Rose (Veillieu) Richard, he started in the work force at the age of 14, dropping out of school after eighth grade to help feed his brothers and sisters.  Born a farmer’s son, he had an amazing touch with gardens and grew vegetables to feed his large family.  He had many jobs, including farmer, ski lift operator, trucker, construction worker, lineman, custodian engineer, and a builder of train cars.

Mr. Richard was a longtime member of St. Michael’s Parish in Greensboro Bend.  He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was a true friend to many many people and would go out of his way to help them.

The family wants to extend a thank-you to everyone on McClure 4 at FAHC for their exceptional care.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Day Richard, who he married in 1967; his children:  Rocky Richard and his wife, Catherine, Elaine Magnan and her husband, Matthew, Tim Richard, Rachael Shedd and her husband, Thad “Rusty,” Christopher Richard and his wife, Heidi, Edward Richard and his wife, Alyssa, and Jane Poole and her companion, Arthur Blevin; by grandchildren Lewis Cutter, who was raised by his grandparents, Anthony, Dominic and Zachary Stacey, Shannon, Tom, Maria, Isaiah, and Ezra Magnan, Wyatt, Eli and Tamyka Shedd, Joseph and Jackson Richard and Nathanial Richard; by two great-grandchildren, Julien and Jordon; and by many “inherited” children and grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Michael’s Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Michael’s Church, P.O. Box 496, Hardwick, Vermont 05843, or to the American Heart Association, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495.

The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home of Craftsbury Common is assisting the family with arrangements.


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