Obituaries January 4, 2017

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James Anthony Chamberland

James Anthony “Jimmy” Chamberland, 27, of Newport, died on December 22, 2016, at his home.

He was born on July 8, 1989, in St. Albans to Debbie Chamberland and John Szarek. Mr. Chamberland received his GED and his high school diploma. He loved rap music and even some country. He loved being with his family and friends, helping other people, and making people laugh as he had a great sense of humor. He especially enjoyed razzing his family as he loved the Yankees while the rest of the family are diehard Red Sox fans. He enjoyed movies, working on his computer, phone, and all electronics. He enjoyed playing cards especially poker. He loved animals especially his cat Tabby as he would play fetch with her, and he enjoyed his dog Stax.

He is survived by his mother, Debbie Chamberland, of Brownington. He is also survived by his nine-year-old daughter; and by his longtime best friend and love of his adult life, Ashley Geoffroy; and his “brothers”: Mitch, Dillon, Rene, Jeff, Brian and Robbie. He is also survived by his uncle and aunt, Eric and Crystal Carter of Newport; his uncle James Chamberland of Orleans; by his aunt Darline Chamberland; and by cousins: Sabrina Clark of Burlington, Ronnie Boutin Jr., Sabrina Carter, and Kaylee Boutin of Newport; and by many true friends, old and new.

He was predeceased by his uncle Steve Chamberland; and his “brother” Dan Wing. A celebration of his life was held at New Hope Bible Church in Brownington Center, on December 31, with Pastor Dan Prue Jr. officiating.

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Charles Thomas Hudson

Charles Thomas Hudson, 36, died in his home in Barton on December 26, 2016, after a long struggle with brain cancer.

Mr. Hudson was born June 10, 1980, at George Air Force Base in California. He graduated from Crowley High School in Crowley, Texas, in 1999.

Mr. Hudson served five years in the U.S. Army as a counter intelligence agent. He was a disabled veteran who served combat tours in both Kosovo and Afghanistan, and was a longtime Mensa member.

Mr. Hudson was an avid gamer, a loyal friend, a loving husband, and a devoted son.

He is survived by his wife, Felicia (Welton) Hudson, of Barton; his mother Deborah Crane-Foote and step-father Kenneth Foote, both of Barton; his father William C. Hudson of Fort Worth, Texas; his grandmother Grace Crane of Troy; and his step-brother Brian Foote of Brooklyn, New York.

Services will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Derby Line, on Friday, January 13, at 3 p.m., with the Reverend Susan Lynn Johns officiating.

A potluck reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish are encouraged to donate to the charity that speaks most to their heart.

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Robert B. Jones

Robert B. Jones, 62, of Holland, died on December 19, 2016, at his home.

He was born on September 5, 1954, in Newport to Bruce and Dorcus (Percy) Jones. On November 4, 1972, he married Laurette Turgeon, who survives him.

He is survived by his wife, Laurette Jones, of Holland; by his son Christopher Jones and his wife, Jami, of Hyde Park; by eight grandchildren; by his parents, Bruce and Dorcas Jones, of Derby; his brother Brian Jones and his wife, Lynda, of Derby; by his in-laws: Norman and Mary Turgeon of Newport; his brother-in-law Dennis Turgeon and his wife, Rachel, of Balston Spa, New York; sisters-in-law: Joann Barrup and her husband, Brad, of Newport, and Linda Turgeon-Meunier of Jay.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Pope Frontier Memorial Animal Society, 522 Strawberry Acres, Newport, Vermont 05855.

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Jacqueline E. (Perron) Kennison

Jacqueline E. (Perron) Kennison, 84, of Lowell died on the morning of December 21, 2016.

She was born on August 13, 1932, in Glover to the late Archie and Marie Ann (Grenier) Perron. She married John Kennison on April 1, 1953, and together they enjoyed hunting, fishing, bingo, gambling, family gatherings, and Perron family reunions.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post #21, and the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Alfred Pepin Post.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Gary and his wife, Cindy, of Lowell, Terry and his wife, Brenda, of Rochester, New York, and Linda McAllister and her husband, Gary, of Lowell. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; by her sister Maria Dickie; and her brother-in-law Reginald Sanford.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Kennison, who died in 2011; by her brothers Robert, John, George, and Armand Perron; and by her sisters Rita Gagnon and Joyce Sanford.

Services will be announced at a later date in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation, 1071 Upper Quarry Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.

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Beverly Jean Cleary Paris

Beverly Jean Cleary Paris, 85, of Lyndon Center, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on November 16, 2016, following a lengthy period of declining health.

She was born in Lyndon on December 9, 1930, the daughter of Edward L. and Emma E. (Dana) Cleary. Mrs. Paris was a lifelong resident of Lyndon. She attended Lyndon Corner Elementary School and graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1949.

On March 2, 1956, she married Lanny R. Paris, with whom she shared 60 cherished years. They had two children, Gary and Rhonda.

Mrs. Paris was a homemaker, but worked in the Lyndon Corner Elementary School hot lunch program while her children attended school there. Later, she worked at the Colonnade Inn and at Bag Balm.

From her childhood, she spent every summer at the family’s camps at Shadow Lake in Glover. She truly enjoyed entertaining friends and family, and preparing meals to share with all who visited. Mrs. Paris loved anything to do with the lake: fishing, boating, waterskiing, or just floating in the water. She also enjoyed playing many lawn games with her family.

She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister and aunt.

Mrs. Paris is survived by her husband, Lanny; her daughter Rhonda Paris; her son Gary Paris and his companion, Shawna Wilkerson, all of Lyndon Center; by her sisters-in-law Sally Baillargeon, and Jean Conn; and by several special and close nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband’s parents: Dorothy S. King and Murray F. Paris; her sister Barbara Cleary Cameron; and brother-in-law George Gordon Cameron Jr.

At the request of Mrs. Paris, there will be no visiting hours. A 2017 private summer burial with family and friends will be held at the Lyndon Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations made in her memory may be directed to Caledonia Home Health and Hospice, 161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819, or to the Upright Steeple Society, P.O. Box 224, Lyndon, Vermont 05849.

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Muriel Dale Leland Sherburne

Muriel Dale Leland Sherburne, 95, died on Christmas Day at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, in St. Johnsbury.

She was born in Glover on January 24, 1921, a daughter of Adelbert C. and Sadie W. Leland. She graduated from Barton Academy and then went on to Vermont Junior College for secretarial studies.

Mrs. Sherburne worked for National Life for a year before returning home to Glover to marry Dr. Roy Sherburne on December 20, 1941. They shared 54 years together before he died in 1995.

She moved to Bridgton, Maine, where Dr. Sherburne opened his family osteopathic medical practice. In 1949, they returned to St. Johnsbury where she assisted her husband in his medical practice on Eastern Avenue for many years.

Mrs. Sherburne was a member of the North Congregational Church, the Eastern Star and the Arlington Home Dem Group. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children: Dale Sherburne and his wife, Judy, and Dawn Lowrey and her husband, Russell; four grandchildren: Nathan Lowrey, Betsy Rice and her husband, Shawn, James Sherburne and his wife, Elizabeth, and John Sherburne and his wife, Sandra; nine great-grandchildren: Jake, Julia, Nicholas, Eric, Sarah, Andrew, Sam, Anna, and Max; and her sister-in-law Anna Leland.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband; brothers: Dr. George Leland and Donald Leland; and by sister Marilyn Morgan and her loving companion, John Marsh.

At the convenience of the family, a spring committal and burial will be held at Westlook Cemetery in Glover.

Therese L. Sicard

Therese L. Sicard, 90, of Barre died on December 20, 2016, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin.

Born in Saint Roch d’Orford, Quebec, on August 30, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Berard) Lafontaine. She was raised in Rock Forest, Quebec, where she attended schools.

On July 20, 1953, she married Marcel Sicard at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport. She was a homemaker during the time her children were growing up.

She lived in Beebe Plains and was employed at Bogner’s in Newport from 1973 to 1984. Upon her retirement in 1984, she moved to Newport. After her husband died, she made her home with her daughter Jeannette Therrien in Barre.

Among her interests were quilting, knitting, word search, traveling to Florida and Arizona, and spending precious time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport, and St. Monica Catholic Church of Barre.

Survivors include her daughters: Jeannette Therrien and her husband, Gilles, of Barre Town, Diane McDowell and her husband, Bob, of Peoria, Arizona, Susan McGough and her husband, Tim, of Scottsdale, Arizona, Cecile Griswold and her husband, Marc, of New River, Arizona. She is also survived by her sisters, Jeanne Darc Audet of St. Jean, Quebec, Marthe Lafontaine of St. Pie, Quebec; by brother, Jacques Lafontaine of St. Hubert, Quebec; as well as by eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one brother, Gerard Lafontaine; and one sister, Rita Provincial.

A Mass and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date to be announced.

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