Obituaries August 16, 2017

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Thomas Allen James Boulanger Sr.

Thomas Allen James Boulanger Sr., 70, of Coventry, died on August 5, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on November 18, 1946, as the eldest son of Paul and Jean Boulanger. He graduated from Newport High School, and then enlisted in the Air Force. On November 25, 1967, he married his favorite girl, Wilma Nutting, who survives him.

Mr. Boulanger filled his days with watching NASCAR races, camping, boating, working with his tractor, tinkering on cars, and riding his motorcycle. He retired from Kennametal Tap and Die in 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma, from Coventry; his sons: Thomas Allen James Boulanger Jr. and his partner, Kelly, of Johnson and Terry Lee Boulanger and his wife, Gretchen, of Underhill; his grandchildren: Ashley Boulanger of Newport, Thomas Allen James Boulanger III, of Fort Drum, New York, Jordan Boulanger of Lyndonville, Alec Boulanger of Canaan, and Myra, Michael, and Asa Boulanger of Underhill; his great grandchildren: Nathaniel Boulanger and Liara Boulanger; his sisters: Georgia Fournier of Troy, Ruth Forgues of Derby, Sharon Provoncha and her husband, Dale, of Westfield, Joan Therrien and her husband, Roland, of Derby; and many nieces and newphews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Jean Boulanger; his sisters Patricia and Ethel; and his brother Peter.

Per Mr. Boulanger’s request, there will be no service. Donations may be made to the Mary Wright Halo Foundation, 1071 Quarry Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.


Larry Earl Clark

Larry Earl Clark, 56, of Sheffield, died on July 16, 2017, in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

He was born on August 19, 1960, in Topeka, Kansas, to Richard and Marilyn (Frost) Clark. He married Kathy Benson, who predeceased him in March 2017. Mr. Clark was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and a self-employed mechanic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and riding his Harley. He was also a fantastic cook.

He is survived by his children: Chyanna Clark of Hartford, Connecticut, Brittany Clark of St. Johnsbury, Casey Clark of East Hartford, Connecticut; and by his stepson Justin Spaulding of Lyndonville. He is also survived by several grandchildren; by his parents: Richard and Marilyn Clark of Stuart, Florida; by his siblings: Rick Clark and his wife, Mary, of Arizona, David Clark of Utah, Craig Clark and his wife, Stephanie, of North Dakota, and Tamra Clark of Barton; and by several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 19, at 11 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, located at 3417 Darling Hill Road in Derby. A dinner will follow the service.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, Inc., 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495.

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Lori Jean Ghelli

 Lori Jean Ghelli, 56, of Newport Center, died after a long and well-fought battle with cancer on August 7, 2017, at her home with her family at her side.

Ms. Ghelli was born on June 2, 1961, in Newport, to Leonard and Muriel (Noble) Gilson. She grew up in Orleans and graduated from Lake Region Union High School in 1979. She then attended UVM where she received a degree in medical laboratory sciences. Ms. Ghelli was employed as a lab technician at North Country Hospital for almost 30 years.

She married David Ghelli in 1989, and they were blessed with their only child, Anna, in 1993. She will be remembered for her green thumb and beautiful flower gardens. Her talents were many, including a unique sense of humor, off-key singing, and the ability to cheat at Scrabble. She also built many amazing stone walls around her home with slate that she rescued from all over Vermont. These will serve as a memorial to her stubbornness and strength.

She was predeceased by her parents; and her infant brother Leonard Noble Gilson.

She leaves her husband, David; her daughter Anna; and three sisters: Lynne Hall and her husband, Ted, of Winter Haven, Florida, Kathy Eastman and her husband, Randy, of Bryant Pond, Maine, and Nancy Carter and her husband, Randy, of Derby; along with many nieces and nephews, near and far.

Ms. Ghelli was a great mother, a beautiful wife, a loving sister, and, as her mother always said, a perfect daughter. Her gentle soul will be missed by many.

There will be no calling hours. A celebration of her life will be held at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, Ms. Ghelli expressed the wish that people would visit their grandparents, parents, and children often, and tell them that you love them.

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