Obituaries October 17, 2012

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Ramona A. Blouin

Ramona A. Blouin

 Ramona A. Blouin, 72, died on October 12, 2012, at her home in Brownington, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born December 2, 1938, in Danville, a daughter of Floyd and Lena (Houghton) Griggs.  In 1980 she married Robert Blouin, who predeceased her on November 1, 1996.

Mrs. Blouin was self-employed.  She loved being outside gardening and tending to her heifers and goats, along with her dogs and cats.

She is survived by her children:  Kathi Greer of Rapidan, Virginia, Randy Perry of Newport, Debbie Leach and her husband, Michael, of Barton, and Timothy and Michael Perry, both of Brownington; by her four stepchildren; her husband, Bob; her brother Kenneth Griggs and his wife, Jean, of Barre; by her sister Phyllis Lang of Woodsville, New Hampshire; and by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother Carlton Griggs.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, at the Brownington Center Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Special Olympics of Vermont, 16 Gregory Drive, South Burlington, Vermont 05403.

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

Margaret (Peg) Mason Dwinell

Margaret (Peg) Mason Dwinell

Margaret (Peg) Mason Dwinell, died on October 12, 2012, in Burlington.

She was born at home on April 6, 1916, in Randolph to Edward H. and Mary M. Mason.  She was educated in Randolph schools and later graduated from Webber College with a degree in business.

She was employed at National Life in Montpelier when she met her future husband, Bancroft Dwinell.  They were married on August 19, 1939, in Randolph and made their home in Montpelier.  They had three children:  Bancroft Jr., James Mason, and Jane Bancroft.

Ms. Dwinell spent time in volunteer work, but her true avocation was as an artist.  She worked in many different mediums:  oil painting, stenciling, theorem painting, quilting, braided rugs, and hooked rugs.  In her final years she knitted hats and mittens for charity, keeping many children warm.  After her husband retired, they traveled extensively.  She visited 56 countries over the years.  Her husband died in 1994.

She is survived by her three children:  Bancroft Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Burlington, James of Norwich, and Jane and her husband, Sky Yardley, of Montpelier; her eight grandchildren:  Thomas Dwinell, Mason Dwinell, Ashley Clapp, Mary Beth Zabowsky, Dana Dwinell-Yardley, Sayer Dwinell-Yardley, Harry Dwinell, and Sophia Dwinell; and her seven great-grandchildren:  Allison, Jake, Lilly Skyler, Hayden, Michael Jr,, and Nyah.

A graveside service was scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, at Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Kellogg Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602, or the First Universalist Parish, P.O. Box 454, Derby Line, Vermont 05830.

Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at


 Madeleine Goodsell

 Madeleine (Metras) Goodsell, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, died peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, Ontario, on Friday, August 31, 2012, with family by her side.  She was 69 years old.

She was the loving mother of Cindy Hollingsworth and her husband, Mark, Carroll and his wife, Cynthia, Brian and his wife, Jenny, Wendell Jr. and his wife, Connie, and Randy and his wife, Lisa; and the proud grandmother of Randie, Tyler, Ryan, Kaitlin, Ashley, Jesse, Amanda Mutch and Nathan, Danielle, Zack, Jake, Christopher, Bryan, and Caleb.  She is also survived by her sisters Anna Nichols, of Charlton, Massachusetts, Eva Domijan, of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, Cecile Gaboriault, of Rensselaer, New York, Jeanne Fortin of Farmington, Connecticut, Therese and Lucie of Coventry, Rita Lantagne, and her husband, Francis, of Newport, and Alice and her husband, Ron McKinney, of Lyndonville.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Wendell, and her parents, Delma and Alice Metras, of Derby; also by her brothers Moise, Rene, and Onil; and by her sister Irene.

She will always be remembered for her love of life and laughter.  She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Her funeral service was held at St. Paul’s United Church in Harrowsmith, Ontario, on September 3.  There was a committal service on October 6 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.

Ryan Joseph Mason Roberts

Ryan Joseph Mason Roberts

 Ryan Joseph Mason Roberts, 21 months old, of South Fork, Pennsylvania, lost his battle with pulmonary hypertension and congenital heart defects on July 8, 2012, at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he had been since February 3.  Ryan was surrounded by many of his family members and friends who loved him.

He was born on September 12, 2010, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and was brought to Children’s right after.  He was not only a member of the CHD (congenital heart defect) family, he was also a loved member of the Down syndrome community.  Ryan had a smile that would light up a room and a personality to match.

He is survived by his parents, Erik and Diane Roberts of South Fork, and his siblings:  Shawn Roberts of Lawton, Oklahoma, Larissa Gaudette of Johnstown, Ashleigh and Zachary Gaudette, and Rhylea Roberts of South Fork.  He is also survived by his grandparents:  Arthur and Jane Shumski, formerly of Glover, and David and Diana Roberts of Oxford, Wisconsin; and aunts:  Candice Shumski of Williamstown, Vermont, Jennie and Marc Milski of Burlington, Wisconsin, Erin Moynihan of Burlington, Wisconsin, Justine and Nick Davis of Madison, Wisconsin, and Larisa Roberts of the United Kingdom.

In addition, the staff at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in the CICU (cardiac intensive care unit) had come to be part of his family by being so loving and caring throughout his care.  Ryan received his early intervention through Beginnings of Johnstown.  His greatest achievement in life is being the most amazing and strong little boy that anybody could ever imagine.  While fighting his battle with CHD Ryan earned over 1,500 beads through the Beads of Courage program.

A celebration of Ryan’s life with family and close friends took take place at Cherry City Fire Hall in Pittsburgh on July 13.  Those who could not attend were asked to release a red balloon with a message written on it to send to Ryan and other loved ones.


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