Obituaries March 12, 2014

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obit adamsMildred Adams

Mildred L. Adams of Brightview Commons in Wakefield, Rhode Island, formerly of Charlestown, Rhode Island, died on February 4, 2014, at South County Hospital in Wakefield, after a short illness.  She was 96.

She was the wife of the late Frank Adams, who predeceased her in 2001.  They were married for 59 years.  They traveled extensively visiting all 50 United States and 39 foreign countries.

Mrs. Adams was an avid golfer and a former member of The Surf Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the Orleans Country Club in Orleans.  She also enjoyed knitting and crafts.

She is survived by three daughters:  Ann Anderson and her husband, Russell, of Ellington, Connecticut, Judy DenBleyker and her husband, Andy, of Charlestown, and Barbara Adams of Fall River, Massachusetts; and by five grandchildren:  Kevin Anderson, Marc DenBleyker, Karen Lisk, Steven DenBleyker, and Brooks Angelini.  She was the loving great-grandmother of Douglas Anderson, Joshua and Katelyn Lisk, Jason and Julia DenBleyker, Zachary and Addison DenBleyker, Jackk Angelini and Corey and Brady Anderson.

Interment will be held in North Myrtle Beach at a future date.  At the request of the family, there are no calling hours.

obit BoulangerGloria P. Boulanger

Gloria P. Boulanger, 87, of Newport died on March 5, 2014, in Newport.

She was born on September 4, 1926, in Barton, to Frank and Lena (Garey) Nault.

On February 19, 1966, she married Joseph W. Boulanger, who survives her.

She graduated from Barton Academy in 1946.  She was an active Girl Scout leader for 18 years.  She worked at Ethan Allen, Inc., for nine years and the former Provost Gift Shop for 13 years.

She held membership with the American Legion Auxiliary.

She loved tending to her flower gardens, as well as doing and teaching craftwork.

She is survived by her husband Joseph W. Boulanger of Newport; her children:  Marjorie “Midge” R. Lane and her husband, Dennis, of Lexington, South Carolina, and Avalena “Chic” Gonyaw and her husband, Ric, of Morgan; her grandchildren:  Jason and Michael Gonyaw, Robert and Matthew Lane; her great-grandchildren:  Jason Jr., Jasmynn, Jaden, Maile, and Merrick Gonyaw; and by her siblings:  Donald Nault and his wife, Dorothy “Dee,” of Newport Center, Ralph Nault and his wife, Pauline, of Barton, Roy Nault and his wife, Donna, of Essex, Beverly Robitaille and her husband, Harvey, of Newport, and Millie Nault-Gero and her husband, Roy, of Barton.

She was predeceased by her son Frank Farrand in 1971; and by her sister Lucille Dowhen.

Funeral services were held on March 11, in Newport.  Spring interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, Inc., 55 Day Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495.

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

Veleda Hubbard

Veleda E. (Taylor) Hubbard, 87, of Lyndon, died on Saturday morning, March 8, 2014, at the Pines Rehabilitation and Health Center in Lyndon.

She was born on November 15, 1926, in Brighton, daughter of Calvin and Jennie (Coville) Taylor.

On December 10, 1945, she married Calvin F. Hubbard.  They operated the Hubbard homestead farm in Lyndon for 34 years.  Upon retirement in 1979, they wintered in Titusville, Florida, where they enjoyed watching the space shuttles launch and land.

Mrs. Hubbard worked the farm with her family and enjoyed maple sugaring each spring.  She was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Elks Lodge in Vermont and Florida.  She was also a life member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Vermont and Florida.

She loved children, people, dancing and traveling near and far with her family.

Survivors include two sons:  Bruce Hubbard and his companion, Helen Snow, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Bernard Hubbard and his wife, Sharon, of Lyndon; two daughters:  Darlene Hubbard and her spouse, Carla Mathers, of Hyattsville, Maryland, and Joyce Hubbard of Waterbury; five grandchildren:  Bambi Midkiff and her husband, Bob, Mingo Hubbard, Jamie Lee and her husband, Ben, Sarah Hubbard and Samuel LaClair; three great-grandchildren:  Lauri Midkiff, Jonathan Midkiff and Karson Hubbard; her in-laws:  Emma Barber of Lyndon and Frank Hubbard and his wife, Joanne, of St. Johnsbury; and her nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Calvin in 1991; an infant son, Rodger; two brothers:  Dexter Taylor and Collan Taylor; and by two sisters:  Golden Burns and Joyce Taylor.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 12, at 6 p.m., at the Guibord Funeral Home in Lyndonville, with John Sleeper officiating.  Friends may meet with the family prior to the start of the service, beginning at 4 p.m., at the funeral home.  Spring burial in Lyndon Center Cemetery will be held on Friday, May 23, at 2 p.m.

Donations made in her memory may be directed to either the Austine School of the Deaf, 60 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301; or to the Lyndon Area Meal Site, 76 Depot Street, Lyndonville, Vermont 05851.

Private online condolences may be shared with the family at

obit woodMatthew W. Wood

Matthew W. Wood, 87, died on February 23, 2014, in Fort Myers, Florida.

His happiest memories were the years he lived in West Glover.

He was born on December 23, 1926, in Bronx, New York, the first child of Sylvester and Margaret Wood.

He served in the U.S. Army and after the war he graduated from St. Louis University with a degree in finance.  He had a prestigious 50-year career in banking.

Together, he and his wife, Joyce, had seven children who survive him:  Kathleen Taylor, Matthew Wood Jr., Julie Richards, Christine Perry, Terri May, Timothy Wood and Marianne Carlson.  He also leaves 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and his sisters Peggy Doyle, Marie Burns and Catherine Paparella also survive him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.

Death notice

Elizabeth “Liz” Julia Morris Ferlazo

Elizabeth “Liz” Julia Morris Ferlazo died on Sunday morning, March 2, 2104, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, after complications following a stroke.

A complete obituary will follow in the next few weeks, with service arrangements.

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