Obituaries June 19, 2013

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obit GarneauLisa L. Garneau

Lisa L. Garneau, 51, died peacefully on June 13, 2013, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 21, 1962, in Newport, beloved daughter of Frances (Robbins) Taylor and the late Gardner O. Taylor.  On October 1, 1983, she married Roland Garneau, who survives her.

She was a cashier for the Irving Mini Mart in Derby Line.  Among her hobbies, she enjoyed watching birds in her flower garden, doing crafts, scrap booking, watching NASCAR, and cheering for her favorite driver, Carl Edwards.  She loved the company of her dog, Moose.  She was always smiling, friendly, and absolutely loved visiting with her family and friends.  She especially enjoyed time spent playing with her granddaughter, Olivia.

She was certainly a stranger to no one.  She will be very dearly missed by all of her family and friends, near and far.

She is survived by her husband Roland Garneau of Derby Line; their children:  Matthew Garneau and his wife, Jennifer, of Derby, and Ashley Garneau of Derby Line; her granddaughter Olivia Garneau of Derby; her mother Frances Taylor of Derby; her sisters and brothers:  Scott Taylor of Derby, Ronald Taylor and his wife, Lynn, of Cookeville, Tennessee, Judy Parker and her husband, Keith, of Greer, South Carolina, Susan Call and her husband, David, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, Patricia Gelo and her husband, Dennis, of Derby; and by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, June 19, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport, with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating.  Friends may call on June 19, at the funeral home, from 1 p.m. until the hour of the funeral.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the 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

Cecile G. Metras Gaboriault

Cecile G. Metras Gaboriault, 87, of Rensselaer, New York, died on May 30, 2013, after a short illness.

She was born in LaPraierie, Quebec, Canada, to the late Dalma and Marie (Moquin) Metras.  She has been a resident of Rensselaer for 58 years.  She was a homemaker and was a communicant of St. John The Evangelist and St. Joseph Church in Rensselaer, attending St. John’s Church for many years.  She was a member of St. John’s Rosary Altar Society.

She was the wife of the late Roger J. Gaboriault; mother of Paul Gaboriault and Marie Ann (Jessie) Holloway, both of Rensselaer; grandmother of Christopher Halloway; and sister of Ann Nichols, Eva Domijan, Jeanne Fortin, Theresa Metras, Lucie Metras, Rita Lantagne, Alice Metras McKinney, the late Rene Metras, Moise Metras, Irene Innie, Madeline Goodsell and Onil Metras.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held in Rensselaer.

Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Greenbush, New York.

obit GlodgettJoshua L.L. Glodgett

Joshua L.L. Glodgett, 25, of Brownington died suddenly on June 11, 2013, in Brownington.

He was born on January 21, 1988, in Newport, beloved son of Michael Glodgett and Denise Viens.

He was a paver for Pike Industries.  His hobbies included four-wheeling, fishing and mechanics.

He is survived by his parents:  Michael Glodgett and his fiancée, Cheryl Eckel, of Brownington, and Denise Viens and her husband, John Wilson, of Concord, New Hampshire; his children:  Nicholas Michael Edward Glodgett and Braelynn Marie Glodgett, both of Brownington; his girlfriend Megan Mahoney of Rutland; his children’s mother Jessica Davis of Glover; his sisters:  Jessica Glodgett of Concord, New Hampshire, and Jennifer Glodgett of Brownington; by Ms. Eckel’s daughters:  Stacey and Jessica Eckel of Brownington; his paternal grandparents:  Louis and Marjorie Glodgett of Brownington; his maternal grandmother Carol Bancroft of Rabun Gap, Georgia; and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Roger Viens of North Troy.

A graveside service was held on June 15, at the Brownington Center Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to his children in care of Community National Bank, 4811 U.S. Route 5, Newport, Vermont 05855.

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

obit PriveBeryl J. Prive

Beryl J. Prive, 86, of Newport died on her birthday, June 17, 2013, with her family by her side.

She was born on June 17, 1927, in Newport, the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Cole) Webb.  On September 5, 1949, she married Raymond Prive, who predeceased her.

She was a full-time wife, mother, and homemaker.  She was a member of the Cheerful Card Company.  She was always taking care of family and relatives and was a great cook and baker, especially her homemade baked beans, homemade pickles and pies.

She had a lot of hobbies that she enjoyed through the years.  She was a big salt and pepper collector and loved collecting from each state and in Germany, with some help from her niece who was traveling throughout the different states.  She enjoyed playing Bingo at the Barton and Lyndonville fairs, picking strawberries and blueberries, going to many yard sales, putting puzzles together as well as doing crossword puzzles, knitting and crocheting, painting pictures, and most of all walking on her street with the Bobbin Mill girls over the years.  The Bobbin Mill girls were Beryl, Teresa (Lague) Coburn and Pauline Bouffard.

She is survived by her children:  Judith Gilman and her husband, Edward, of Newport, and Gary Prive of Newport; her sister Blendine Vance and her husband, Francis, of St. Johnsbury; her brothers- and sisters-in-law:  Arthur Prive and his wife, Jeanne, of Newport, Jeannette Thomas of West Haven, Connecticut, and Dorothy Prive of Gulfport, Mississippi; and by many nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by special friends:  Pauline Bouffard and Marcella Gosselin.

She was predeceased by a brother, Arnold Webb; and by her brothers- and sisters-in-law:  Alberta and Rose Lamoureux, Cecile A. Prive, Cecile D. Prive and Martha Prive, Hector, Leo, Armand and Richard Prive, and Roland and Gerry Lamoureux.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.  Friends may call on June 21, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport, from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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

obit reidDolores Carrier Reid

Dolores Carrier Reid, 83, died on May 12, 2013, in Ayr-Ayreshire, Scotland.

She was born on July 20, 1929, in Cookshire, Quebec, the daughter of Joseph Carrier and Lea Roy.  She was the youngest in a family of nine children, all of whom predeceased her, along with their spouses:  Helena and her husband, Alfred Beauregard, Louis, Sr. Lucienne of the Soeurs de la Charité de St. Louis-Lévis (SCSL), Sr. Marie-Reine of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Sr. Noella Carrier SCSL, Alphonse and his wife, Noella Turcotte, Jeanne and her husband, Fernand Bolduc, and Laurian and his wife, Therese Grenier.

She leaves behind her daughter Amy Bombard and her husband, Dave, of Underhill; her nephews, whom she thought of as sons:  Michel Bolduc and his wife, Elaine, of Universal City, Texas, Frank Bolduc of Miami Beach, Florida, and David Bolduc and his wife, Louise, of Orleans; her cousin Bernadette Carrier Brault of Cookshire; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, and friends.

She lost her mother at the age of 11.  She pursued a nursing degree and graduated from Hotel-Dieu in Sherbrooke, Quebec.  She worked with Dr. Terrence Gage at the Orleans Medical Clinic for ten years, where she made many friends in the community.  She then went on to join the U.S. Army as a captain and served in Vietnam, where she worked at numerous bases caring for wounded soldiers.  She was very proud of her service and contributions to helping her fellow man.

She met her husband, Jim, in Spain and they were married on May 7, 1970.  They moved to London, England, and then to Ayr-Ayreshire, where they made their home and where she continued nursing until her retirement.  Her life was an inspiration to all whom she touched, both in sadness and in joy.

She really appreciated all those who were able to visit her in the last few years of her illness; in particular, her daughter Amy and her nephew Frank, and her niece Madeleine Carrier.

Gregory Alan Rossier

Gregory Alan Rossier, 48, died on April 23, 2013, in Indiana, following a lengthy illness.

Born on April 13, 1965, he was the second child of the late Reverend Dr. Bernard L. Rossier Jr. and Avis (Taylor) Rossier.

He attended schools in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Arizona, traveling with the family as his father traveled with his ministry wherever he felt “the call.”

He worked in many places as a chef, and later worked in a parts store.  At the time of his death, he had been employed by FedEx.

He is survived by his stepmother, Eileen Rossier, who came into his life when he was just five years old.  He is also survived by his brother Michael; his sister Wendy; and by his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, many cousins, and by a great-niece.

He was predeceased by his mother and father; his grandmother and grandfather Burdick (Willard “Gus” and Marjorie); his grandfather and grandmother Taylor; and by his grandfather Bernard L. Rossier Sr.

Private family graveside services will be held at the Burdick/Rossier family lot in the Pleasantview Cemetery in Orleans, at a later date, at the convenience of the family.

Judy Elaine Sawyer

Judy Elaine Sawyer, 63, of Newport died on June 12, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born on May 13, 1950, in North Conway, New Hampshire, the daughter of Ralph and Almira (Frost) Stone.  On September 14, 1968, she married Raymond A. Sawyer Sr., who survives her.

She graduated from North Country Union High School in 1997 and later from Johnson State College with a bachelor of liberal arts degree.

Her interests were cooking and family genealogy.

She is survived by her husband Raymond A. Sawyer Sr. of Newport; her sons:  Raymond A. Sawyer Jr. of Hardwick, and Tony Ray Sawyer and his wife, Kerri, of Weare, New Hampshire; four grandchildren:  Megan, Ryan, Jacob, and Krista; her brother George R. Stone and his wife, Shirley, of Conway, New Hampshire; her sister Raylene Gould and her husband, Ron, of Wakefield, New Hampshire; and by four nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Hope Lodge, 237 East Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05401.

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

obit sheltraArnold A. “Arnie” Sheltra

Arnold A. “Arnie” Sheltra, 76, of East Hampstead, New Hampshire, died on June 4, 2013, at Parkland Hospital in Derry, New Hampshire, from complications of myasthenia gravis.

He was born on September 16, 1936, in Irasburg, son of the late Howard and Eleanor (Lathe) Sheltra.

He was raised and educated in Newport, graduating from Newport High School in the Class of 1952.  After graduation, he worked for five years as a milk tester for the United Farmers Creamery in Troy.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1958 until the end of the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, earning his drafting degree in the U.S. Navy, receiving an honorable discharge.  He then worked as a drafting engineer at Western Electric/Bell Labs in North Andover, Massachusetts, for 32 years, retiring in 1996.

He was very involved with scouting for over 40 years.  He served as Cub Master for Pack #33 for over ten years, and as the district commissioner and commissioner for the remaining years.  He was also involved with Troop #33 in Hampstead, New Hampshire, and helped his son David and his grandson Zachary achieve the proud honor of Eagle Scout.  David and Zachary were the first father and son ever to become Eagle Scouts in Troop #33.  He found great pleasure in teaching scouts in their quest to earn merit badges.  In his retirement, he was able to spend more time in scouting.  He also enjoyed camping and loved all sports.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alma (Gagne) formerly of Troy.  One of his favorite jokes is that he took Alma straight off the farm from Troy.  He is also survived by his son David Sheltra and his wife, Carol, of Brentwood, New Hampshire; his grandsons:  Timothy Sheltra of Steamboat, Colorado, and Zachary Sheltra of East Hampstead, New Hampshire; his brother Stanley Sheltra of East Hampstead; his camping buddy and sister-in-law Gabrielle (Gagne) Page of Berwick, Maine, as well as her sisters:  Margaret Meunier and Marie and her husband, Roger Raboin, all of Newport Center; his brother-in-law Fernand Gagne of Wales, Massachusetts; and by many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m., at the Newport Center Cemetery, with the Reverend George Lawson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in his memory to the Ron Holland M.D. Community Dialysis Center, in care of Wendy Franklin, development office, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855; or the charity of one’s choice.

obit StoneBernard Francis Stone

Bernard Francis Stone, 89, died suddenly on June 10, 2013, at the Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitatin Center at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.

To all who knew him, he will remembered as larger than life in every sense of the word.  A gregarious man, he loved to laugh and made anyone he met feel like they were the most interesting person in the world.

An avid gardener, sharp crossword player, wonderful dancer, expert whistler and an okay poet, he lived life to its fullest.  He felt blessed to be in such great care at Windemere, where all the female staff were the “most beautiful women in the world” and they treated him like a king.

Born in Richford to Robert Hazen and Grace Carey Stone in 1924, he was the youngest of four children.  Living on a farm amongst the green mountains of Vermont, he had an ideal childhood.  As a teen he became a downhill ski racer, which led him to serve as a ski trooper in the elite 110th Mountain Division in World War II.  He later attended Northeastern University, where he received his degree in engineering.

As a civil engineer, he worked next to Igor Sikorsky building helicopters in Bridgeport, Connecticut, then became the town engineer in Weathersfield, Connecticut, then eventually started his own business, Bernard F. Stone and Associates, in Salem, Connecticut.

He married his boss’s daughter, Charlotte Mary Judd, during the construction of the Union Village Dam in Vermont in 1948.  They had three children:  John Carey, Charles Edward and Sandra Lee Stone.

He is survived by his son Charles Stone; his daughter Sandra Stone-Benjamin; his son-in-law Michael Benjamin; and by his grandchildren:  Charlotte Rose and Samuel Stone Benjamin.

He was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte; his son John; his sisters:  Carol Clark and Shirley Palone; and by his brother Bill Stone.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 25, at the Haynes Room at Jay Peak Resort in Jay at 5:30 p.m.

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


Gerald “Gerry” K. Spaulding Jr.

A service for Gerald “Gerry” K. Spaulding Jr. will be held on Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m., at the United Church of Craftsbury on Craftsbury Common.  Relatives and friends will gather in fellowship to honor him and to share many wonderful memories.

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