Obituaries March 7, 2018

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Cecil Harry Dailey

Cecil Harry Dailey, 77, of Orleans, died on February 27, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on August 4, 1940, in Hyde Park. He married Martha Weeks on August 8, 1964, and they had three children: Denise, Harry, and Sarah. He was employed at Smith, Whitcomb, and Cook for ten years, then by the state of Vermont Highway Department. His last job was for McCullough Crushing. He retired at 62 and continued to be active, enjoying chainsaw work such as cutting slabs and firewood. Mr. Dailey loved to dance and visit with friends. He also loved camping at Will-o-Wood Campground, and loved all his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Martha; and his son Harry and his wife, Candy, of Woodbury, and their two boys.

He was predeceased by his daughter Denise, but survived by her three children.

He is also survived by his daughter Sarah May and her husband, Albert, of Marshfield, and their two children; his sisters: Shirley Collier, Betty Chase, and Millie Burmbach; his brothers Edward, Richard, and Douglas Rowell; his aunt Dot Fellows; several great-grandchildren; and many cousins.

Funeral arrangements have been handled by des Groseilliers Funeral Home in Hardwick.

At Mr. Dailey’s request there will be no public service held. The family has asked that memorial contributions can be made to the Orleans-Essex VNA and Hospice, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.


Hazel Doris Beaton Morley

Hazel Doris Beaton (Woodrow) Morley, 90, of Orleans, died peacefully surrounded by her family on March 1, 2018, at the North Country Hospital in Newport.

Mrs. Morely was born on October 3, 1927, in Lisbon, New Hampshire. She was the daughter of the late Neil and Elizabeth (Schoff) Woodrow.

She grew up in Windsor, New Hampshire, on the family farm. The book History of Windsor shares stories about when she was a schoolgirl. Then Hazel Woodrow, she walked or rode her bike 15 miles round trip to school. Sometimes she balanced two gallons of maple syrup on the bike to be delivered on route to school.

She will always be remembered by her children and grandchildren as a loving and kind woman who made everything special for them, from sewing and knitting their clothes, to making dance costumes and baking special treats. Her house was always filled with culinary smells of love.

When her children were little she was a leader in 4-H, where she taught cooking. She loved to square dance, walk, was an avid reader, and enjoyed her flower gardens. Mrs. Morley was also a devoted member of the Orleans Federated Church. She retired from Slalom Ski Wear after 20 years of service were she was a seamstress.

She had six sisters that she was very close to. One of her sisters, Sally, shared this memory on Mrs. Morley: “For anyone who knows my family, then you know there were seven of us girls (poor dad).

“When I was growing up on the farm in Windsor, I used to love going out at night and searching the stars. I would always seek out the Pleiades star cluster called the Seven Sisters and count them to make sure there were always seven (not always easy with the naked eye). I would always say, ‘That is my sisters and I.’ I still did that even in adulthood. I know that if I were able to see them now, that I would only be able to count six, but then every once in a while, I would see a twinkling as it moved in and out of my sight. I know in my mind that I would hear her say, ‘See I am here — always in your heart.’ Rest in peace my dear, dear sister. You completed us. The number seven means completion.”

She is survived by her children: Robin Neil Beaton of Orleans, Vickie Obomsawin and her husband, David, of Orleans, and Heidi Royer of Hyde Park. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Robin Beaton and his wife, Tammy, and their children: Autumn and Shaylyn, all of Irasburg, Heather Beaton and her son Victor Crondahl of Juneau, Alaska, Bethany Royer and her children: Zeke Royer and Mercedes Adams of Hyde Park, Lorin Royer and his children: Jayden, Shane, and Natalie Hazel Royer of Eden Mills; and by her sisters: Gloria Henry and her husband, Fred, of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, Lilla Sweeney of Hillsboro, New Hampshire, Sally Dyer of Antrim, New Hampshire, Jane Dutton of Deering, New Hampshire, Nancy Olson of Pembroke, New Hampshire, and Sandy Fisher and her husband, Steve, of Contoocook, New Hampshire; and by many
nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Neil and Elizabeth Woodrow; her first husband, Daniel Beaton; her second husband, John Morley; her brother Neil F. Woodrow Jr.; and her son-in-law Lawrence Royer.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Halo Foundation 1073 Upper Quarry Road Newport, Vermont 05855; or the Orleans Federated Church, 24 School Street, Orleans, Vermont. 05860.

A graveside service will take place at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Orleans in the spring, at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences may be shared at


Manville Frank Powers Sr.

Manville Frank Powers Sr., 73, of Glover died at North Country Hospital on February 22, 2018.

Mr. Powers was born January 9, 1945, at the Barre Hospital to Vernon and Iva (Fisher) Powers of Hardwick. He found family and friends most important. With a passion for the hounds and the hunt, he proudly was part of the hunting community not just of the Northeast Kingdom but of the entire state. He found much happiness and pride being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sharing the experience of hunting and nature, he was a teacher for the generations. He was a farmer, logger, and truck driver throughout his long and storied life.

Mr. Powers leaves behind his wife of nearly 54 years, Gloria Powers, of Glover (the daughter of Edward and Myrtle Gonyaw of Stannard); his sister Elizabeth “Toots” Douglas of Wolcott; his sister-in-law Peg Powers of Hardwick; and his brother-in-law Raymond Papineau of Montpelier.

He is also survived by his daughters: Bobbi Huoppi and her husband, Dana Huoppi Sr., of Woodbury, Lesa Marie Walbridge and her husband, Wendell Carl Walbridge Sr., of Greensboro, Patti Lyn Kimball of St. Albans, Sonja Jean Powers and Jerry Pepin of Brownington, and Kristi Jae Powers of Barton; and by his sons: Manville Frank Powers Jr. and Amanda Barton of Brownington, and Michael Lee Powers of Glover.

He also leaves his grandchildren: Eric and Sarah Huoppi, Dana Edwards Huoppi, Jennifer Sue Huoppi and Jamie Benjamin, Violet Mae Walbridge, Wendell Carl Walbridge Jr. and Olivia Pierce, Shawntae Marie Parchment and Kyle Huante, Josh Edward Powers and Brooke Mobbs, Michelle Marie Pepin, Ryan Paul Pepin, Jay Powers, Jesse and Morgan Powers, Manville Powers III and Chelsea Pulver, Mariah Jean Powers, Aoibh Michael Powers, Sebastien Blyth Powers, and Brooke Xavier Marsh and Brittney Jean Marsh; and his great-grandchildren: Logan Huoppi and Sydney Rae Curtis, Evan Huoppi, Jacob Wade Benjamin, Tyler Carl Walbridge, Ethan Charles Walbridge, Drew David Huante, and Brayden Edward Powers and Gracie Powers; and one great-great-grandson, Sawyer Mathew Huoppi.

He was predeceased by his sisters and brothers: June Brown, Earl Powers, Shirley Papineau, Wanda Besaw and Walter Powers; and by his grandchildren: Megan Walbridge, Sierra Parchment, and Peyton Powers.

Per Mr. Powers’ wishes, a celebration of his life will be held at the Vermont Beagle Club in Hardwick on Saturday, March 10, at noon. All family and friends are welcome. Casual attire only – Mr. Powers was not a suit and tie kind of guy. The club is available on Google Maps. Anyone with questions, please contact Gloria or Michael Powers at [email protected]

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