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Obituaries January 24, 2018

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Nellie M. Allen

It is with great sadness that the family of Nellie M. Allen, 63, announces her death on January 17, 2018, after a courageous, seven-year battle with cancer.

She was born on October 28, 1954, the seventh child of Eugene and Viola (Santaw) St.Onge. As a child, she happily spent her time with her numerous friends in North Troy, enjoying outdoor games, board games, card games, as well as exploring the fields and woods. During her high school years she excelled with her studies and was proud to have been voted “Miss Congeniality,” as a participant of the Miss Vermont Pageant of 1972.

On January 20, 1973, she married her beloved David L. Allen. She relished her life as a wife and mother, embracing her chance to create a loving home for her family. She was a devoted mother to Christopher M. Allen, and cherished her grandsons: Jaden and Xander Allen, who affectionately called her “Mammie.”

With a strong work ethic, she began working as a young girl and became proficient at babysitting and housecleaning jobs. As an adult, she worked at North Country Hospital, Orleans Manufacturing Co., B.F. Moore/Slalom Skiwear, Bogner of America, and MSA Gallet, and partnered with her husband to create D & N Racing as well as Diamond Rubbish Removal. Her days of employment were halted only by the severity of her disease.

Domestically, Ms. Allen favored cooking sumptuous meals for her much-loved family. Every holiday, every gathering, presented her with a chance to create a meal, which was a labor of love and commitment; a delicious way to say “I love you” to her family.

She enjoyed bingo games, casino gambling, snowmachine riding, and spending time with her extended family. However, she favored “her own family days,” family adventures, and reminiscing with the many photo albums she lovingly created for her boys.

Ms. Allen is survived by her husband, David L. Allen; her son Christopher M. Allen and his fiancé, Liza Leonard; her grandsons: Jaden and Xander Allen, and their mother, Pauline Langevin. She will be lovingly remembered by: Margo (St.Onge) Hansen of North Troy; Naida (St.Onge) and Donald Beer, of Lyndonville, Linda (St. Onge) Smith of Newport Center, Eugene Jr. and Ellie St.Onge, of Pennsylvania, Lorraine (Allen) and Val Whipple, of Derby, Marilyn (Allen) and Jim Crowe, of Derby, Douglas and Susan Allen, of South Burlington, Kathleen (Allen) and David Magee, of South Burlington; and several nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers.

She was predeceased by her parents, Eugene and Viola St.Onge; her siblings: Mary (St.Onge) Morse, and Maurice St.Onge; her in-laws: Lawrence and Betty Allen; as well as brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends and relatives for calling hours on Friday, January 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford  Funeral Home, located at 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport. A celebration of Ms. Allen’s life will be held on Saturday, January 27, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Please join the family, by donning one of Ms. Allen’s favorite colors, yellow or purple, for each service.

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Ms. Allen to: The American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, 237 East Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05401.

Online condolences can be shared at curtis-britch.com.

 

Bruce Norman Boisvert

Bruce Norman Boisvert, 64, of Brownington, died suddenly on January 3, 2018, at his home.

He was born on June 17, 1953, to Norman and Stella (Herd) Boisvert. He entered the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam War.

His love in life was his family and riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his fiancé, Wendy Smith, of Brownington; and by his siblings: Edward Boisvert of Chicopee, Massachusetts, Cheryl Boisvert of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Suzanne Mistarka of West Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences can be shared at curtis-britch.com.

 

Tracey M. Dennis

Tracey M. Dennis, 47, of Derby, died on January 16, 2018, at her home.

She was born on April 10, 1970, in Newport, to James Driver and the late Suzette Dubois Driver. She married Keith Dennis, who survives her.

Ms. Dennis was a member of the Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Derby. She enjoyed playing music at church and was very interested in her children’s activities. She also played guitar at the hospital for patients.

She is survived by her husband, Keith Dennis, of Derby; by her children: Kamden, Kaden, and Koyle Dennis, all of Derby; by her father, James Driver, of Derby; her aunts: Mary Green and Lorraine Monahan; by her uncles: Everett Driver, Albert Driver, and Marcel Dubois; by her great-aunt Gilberthe Dubois; and numerous cousins. She is also survived by her special friend, Pam Coffin, and her daughter Cassie Coffin.

She was predeceased by her daughter Keisha; by her son Keenan; and her baby sister Alisha.

Funeral services were held on January 22 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport with the Reverend Glen Saaman officiating. Spring interment will be in West Village Cemetery in West Charleston.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the memorial fund for her boys at Passumpsic Savings Bank, 1 Gardner Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Online condolences can be shared at curtis-britch.com.

 

Joyce A. Dutton

Joyce A. Dutton, 79, of Newport, died suddenly on January 16, 2018, in Newport.

She was born on July 19, 1938, in Poughkeepsie, New York, to Alvin and Velma (Herman) Cook. She married Robert Dutton on January 25, 1958, and they were married for 31 years before he predeceased her on December 11, 1989. On October 4, 2008, she married Fernand Tanguay, who survives her.

Ms. Dutton graduated from O’Brien’s School of Cosmetology in 1991, an accomplishment she was very proud to achieve after the passing of her husband, Robert. She had a strong faith in God and was an active member of the Albany Methodist Church and Bible study group. She was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies, enjoyed gardening, being in the outdoors, and going on hikes. She will be dearly missed by her family, whom she loved so much.

She is survived by her husband, Fernand Tanguay, of Newport; by her children: Gail Poutre and her husband, Andre, of Irasburg, Rhonda Quirion and her husband, Luc, of Newport, and Donald Dutton and his wife, Susan, of Newport, New Hampshire; by her grandchildren: Robbie Poutre and his partner, Sasha, Andrea Poutre, Heather Poutre and her partner, Kyle, Jennifer Davis and her husband, Jeremy, Michael Quirion and his wife, Moira, and Julia and Alicia Dutton; by her great-grandchildren: Michaela Poginy, Christian Poutre, Alivia Poutre, Jeran Prue, Myra Lee Davis, Kailey Prue, Mitchell Davis, Gavin Quirion, and another soon to arrive; three step-grandchildren: Reanna Simpson, Alan Tanguay, and Megen Perkins; by her siblings: Richard Cook and his wife, June, of Rutland, Ronald Cook and his wife, Lea, of Irasburg, David Cook and his wife, Laurie, of Irasburg, Donna Langdeau of Essex Junction, Sandy Hodgson and her husband, Jim, of South Hero, Jean Gosselin and her husband, Robert, of Florida; and by her stepchildren: Mike Tanguay and his fiancé, Deb Cogan, of Newport, and Anita Perkins and her husband, Tim, of Williston. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Pat Beck of California; and by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her mother-in-law Elizabeth Dutton; brother-in-law Robert Langdeau; sister-in-law Jean Dutton; and niece Debra Levins.

Funeral services were held on January 20 at the Albany Methodist Church with the Reverend Nathan Strong officiating. Spring interment will be in the Irasburg Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Albany Methodist Church, care of Glen Foster, 863 Poginy Hill Road Newport Center, Vermont 05857.

Online condolences can be shared at curtis-britch.com.

 

Linda Gene Hill

Linda Gene Hill, 74, of Lowell, died peacefully on January 15, 2018, at her home.

She was born on October 22, 1943, in Lowell, to Henry Sr. and Bessie (Weed) Murphy. On March 3, 1962, she married Gilbert Hill, who survives her.

Mrs. Hill was employed by the Tree Corners Nursery for ten years and also worked for many years at Agri-Mark as a secretary. She loved flowers and working in the garden.

She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Hill, of Lowell; by her children: Lisa Pion and Erin Oeschger; by her grandchildren: Adam, Emily, Travis and his wife, Johanna, Logan, Drew, Morgan and her husband, Dale, and Ryan; by eight great-grandchildren; by her siblings: William Murphy and his wife, Helen, and Julia Guillette; her sisters-in-law Lena Murphy, Claudette Hill, and Diane Hill; and by many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her daughter Mary Ruggieri in July 2014; by her brothers: Henry Jr., Arthur, Bernard, and Ralph; and by her sister Mary Bonneau.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Mary Wright Halo Foundation, 1073 Upper Quarry Road, Newport, Vermont 05855; or to the Orleans-Essex V.N.A. and Hospice, Inc, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Online condolences can be shared at curtis-britch.com.

 

Brandon Colby LaMadeleine

Brandon Colby LaMadeleine, 29, of Glover, died suddenly on January 16, 2018, at his home.

He was born on January 2, 1989, in Newport, to Faith Chaffee Prescott and Darryl LaMadeleine.

He graduated from Lake Region Union High School. He was a computer technician. He was also an amazing artist and made beautiful drawings. He enjoyed playing video games, tinkering on electronic devices, writing stories, and spending time with his friends.

He is survived by his daughter Madison LaMadeleine of Lowell; by his mother Faith Prescott and her husband, Quint, of Glover; and by his father, Darryl LaMadeleine, and his wife, Debbie, of West Glover.

He is also survived by his brothers: Nicholas and Devon Prescott; his maternal grandparents Lloyd and Georgianna Chaffee of Glover; and by several aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents: Leo and Patricia LaMadeleine.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, 28 Vernon Street, Suite 319, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301.

Online condolences can be shared at curtis-britch.com.

 

Connie L. Mills

Connie L. Mills, 58, of Barton, died on January 20, 2018, in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

She was born on May 12, 1959, in St. Albans, to Raymond and Priscilla (St. Francis) Mills.

Among her many hobbies, she enjoyed playing poker, bingo, camping, spending time with her partner, Jerry, and her family, and she loved her dogs and cats. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved the New England Patriots.

She is survived by her lifelong partner, Jerry Bosley Sr. of Barton; by her children: Michael Mills of Barton, Shawn Clark of Barton, Stephen Bosley and his wife, Janice, of Brownington, Joni Bosley and her fiancé, Mark Wood, of Derby Line, Jerry Bosley Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of Derby, Cindy Longe and her husband, Shane, of Jay, and Crystal Royea and fiancé, Mikel Walker, of Derby; and by her grandchildren: Hayley, Jailyn, Blayer, Elizabeth, Hannah, Connor, David, Rebecca, Alexis, Timothy, Tyler, Tabitha, Trent, Mykayla, Hayden, Harley, Riley, Devin, and Audrey. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Caidance, Carson, Ryder, Isabella, and Lila; by her siblings: Ruth Dobbs of Texas, Anne Paquette of Florida, Priscilla Mills of St. Albans, Raymond Mills Jr. of Barton, and Leo Mills and his wife, Diane, of Montgomery. She is also survived by a special niece, Tiffany Mills; and special great-niece, Farrah Gills; a special sister-in-law, Colleen Mills, of Enosburg; sister-in-law Loretta Byers and her husband, Mike, of Richford; brothers-in-law: Larry Bosley and his wife, Etta, of Richford and Raymond Bergeron Sr. of Enosburg; by her mother-in-law Joyce Bosley of South Carolina; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Raymond and Priscilla Mills; and by her sister-in-law Vicki Bergeron.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, located at 12 Elm Street in Barton. Online condolences can be shared at curtis-britch.com.

 

Euclide Joseph Roberts

Euclide Joseph Roberts, 89, of Barton, died peacefully on January 17, 2018, in Barton.

He was born on October 5, 1928, in Waterloo, Quebec, to Leon and Rosa (Vallier) Roberts.

He married Jeannine Bedard, who predeceased him October 29, 2002.

Mr. Roberts farmed in Enosburg Falls, Stowe, East Calais, and East Albany. Even after being told that, with a family of seven children, he would not make a go of it, he farmed there for 22 years. He enjoyed playing cards, going to senior meals, square dancing, and visiting with people.

He is survived by his children: Rene Roberts, Andre Roberts and his wife, Diane, Diane Royer and her husband, Stephen, Dennis Roberts, and Carole Hodgdon and her husband, Paul; by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; by his siblings: Georgette Gonyaw and Rita Aries; by his daughter-in-law Annette Roberts; his companion, Theresa Goddard; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sons: Michael and Gilles Roberts; his siblings: Romeo, Rosair, Roberta, Germaine, Noella, and Yvette; his stepfather Alphonse Royer; his daughter-in-law Connie Roberts; his grandson Jason Roberts; his great-grandson Nicholas Miller; and his brother-in-law Marcel Gonyaw.

Funeral services were held on January 20 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line where a Mass was celebrated by the Reverend Timothy Naples. Spring interment will take place in St. Edward’s Catholic Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Mary Wright Halo Foundation, 1073 Upper Quarry Road, Newport, Vermont 05855; or to American Parkinson Disease Association, Vermont Chapter, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401.

Online condolences can be shared at curtis-britch.com.

 

Edward W. Rushlow

Edward W. Rushlow, 71, of Newport, died peacefully on January 15, 2018, at his home with his family at his side, after a long illness.

He was born on January 24, 1946, in Newport, to Walter and Blanche (Norway) Rushlow. On January 28, 1967, he married Rosalie Rivard, who survives him.

He graduated from Newport High School, joined the United States Air Force as a first class lineman, and worked for Seward Construction of Maine and the Newport Citizens Co.

He held membership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #798 of Newport.

Among his many hobbies, he enjoyed going to hunting camp in Island Pond and Winlock Crossing. He loved his animals: his cats Punkin and Precious and his dog Mia. He especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Rushlow; by his children: Dawn Stewart and her husband, Keith, Todd Rushlow and his wife, Katie, and Amber Rushlow and her fiancé, Jim Corr; by his grandchildren: Nicole Columbia, Erica Columbia, Courtney Columbia, Brandon Columbia, Toni Rushlow, Todd Rushlow Jr., Taylor Labbee, Mercedes Labbee, Kadia Labbee; by his step-grandchildren: Eli and Noah Bonning, Madeline Borneman, Jacob Bonning; and by his grandchildren: Colby Pothier, Bryce Pothier, Acea Cole, Emmitt Columbia, Easton Kearse, and Addy Naramore. He is also survived by his siblings: Howard Rushlow, Judy Schnupp and her husband, John, and Veronica Griggs; by his brothers- and sisters-in-law: Robert and Mary Rivard, Richard Rivard, and Larry Kilborn; and by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother Robert Rushlow; and his sisters: Patricia Kilborn and Anita Sawyer.

Funeral services were held on January 20 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport with the Reverend Dwight Baker officiating. Spring interment with full military honors will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter, 502 Strawberry Acres, Newport, Vermont 05855; or to the Orleans-Essex V.N.A. and Hospice Inc., 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Online condolences can be shared at curtis-britch.com.

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