October 21, 2009 Obituaries

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Therese M. Bisaillon
Therese M. Bisaillon, 89, of Barton died suddenly October 16, 2009, at her home.
Ms. Bisaillon was born August 22, 1920, in Coventry, a daughter of Lawrence and Alberta (Tatreault) Bergeron.
She traveled all over the world with her former husband.  She moved to California, then to Miami, and back to Vermont to be with her family.  She loved plants, birds, and art.
She is survived by her daughter Helen White and her husband, James, of Barton; by her granddaughter Victoria White of Barton; by her great-granddaughter Anna of Barton; by her brother Lawrence Bergeron and his wife, Adree, of Burlington; and by nieces and nephews:  Michael Bergeron of Colchester, Sharon of Burlington, Lawrence and Mark Schegel of Connecticut, and David Schegel of Tennessee.  She was predeceased by her son George Bisaillon; by her brother Henry Bergeron; and by two sisters, Rita Schegel and Claire Bergeron.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, at St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church in Newport with the Reverend Michael Reardon celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.
Should friends desire, contributions in Ms. Bisaillon’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.



Robert M. Brewster Sr.
Robert M. Brewster Sr., 70, of East Albany died at Bel-Aire Quality Care Nursing Center in Newport on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, following a long illness.
Mr. Brewster was born in Barton on February 25, 1939, a son of Charles and Sylvia (Sheltra) Brewster.
He attended school in Craftsbury and served with the Seabees in the U.S. Navy.
He lived in Mesa, Arizona, for 30 years where he had been a herdsman and a truck driver.  He drove double tankers of cream to Los Angeles and then drove for Ambassador throughout the western states.
He moved back east to Connecticut in 1985 and met and married Lisa Viel.  They moved to Vermont in the early 1990s.
Besides his wife, Lisa, he leaves two sons, Robert Brewster Jr. and his wife, Jonnie, of Westfield and Rodney Brewster of Irasburg; two daughters, Ronda Brewster of Derby and Sylvia Brewster of East Albany, who is attending Bay Path College in Massachusetts; brother Ray Brewster and his wife, Margaret, of Interlaken, New York; sister Marion “Kay” Goodridge and her husband, Gilbert, of Craftsbury; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and extended family members.  He was predeceased by his parents; and by his brother Charles Brewster Jr. of Arizona.
A graveside service was held at the Albany Village Cemetery October 17 with the Reverend Rona Kinsley officiating.
Contributions in Mr. Brewster’s memory may be made to the Bel-Aire Quality Care Nursing Center, for its animal fund, Bel-Aire Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855.
The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Gloria J. Broe
Gloria J. Broe, 66, of Albany died peacefully October 14, 2009, in Albany.
Ms. Broe was born March 5, 1943, in Richford, a daughter of Bert and Ruby (Hughes) Broe.
In her younger years, she enjoyed working on puzzles, doing embroidery, watching Christian shows on television, listening to music, and talking on the telephone with her family.  Most of all, she enjoyed family visits.
She is survived by three brothers:  Larry Broe of Coventry, Bruce Broe of Chicago, Illinois, and Myron Broe of St. Johnsbury; by her sister Diane Champagne of Cocoa, Florida; by special niece and caregiver Rosemary Goodridge and her husband, Kevin, of Albany; and by several other nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents; by three brothers:  David Sr., Norman, and Wayne Broe; and by sisters:  Charlene Kuchinskas and Annette and Veronica Broe.
Funeral services were held October 20 at the Church of God in Derby with the Reverend Laurence Wall officiating.  Interment followed in the West Charleston Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ms. Broe’s memory may be made to Orleans-Essex Visiting Nurses Association, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.




Doris C. (Ouellette) Eno
Doris C. (Ouellette) Eno, 79, of Lowell, Massachusetts, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica, Massachusetts.
Mrs. Eno was born in Dracut, Massachusetts, on April 2, 1930, a daughter of Leo J. and Anna M. (Perras) Ouellette, founders of the Leo J. Ouellette and Son Funeral Home.  She shared ownership of the funeral home with the her beloved husband, N. George Eno Jr., and her brother Maurice L. Ouellette.
She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Louis de France Church in Swansea, Massachusetts.  She was active in the parish as co-chairman of the carousel, the Christmas fair, and the St. Louis Guild.  She attended St. Louis Grammar School and St. Louis Academy in Lowell.
She was an avid volunteer and active member of many clubs, including Jeanne Mance and the D’Youville Manor Ladies Guild.  She enjoyed attending plays at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre.  She loved to bowl with her Tuesday night league for years.
She worked as a medical technologist at the health department and the former St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She was manager of Canal Apartments for several years.  She worked at Catholic Charities in the grandparent program.
Her greatest happiness in her life was her family.
She leaves her daughters Michelle Webster and her husband, Stephen, of Pellham, New Hampshire, and Celeste Nelson and her husband, Donald, of Irasburg; grandchildren:  Taylor, Kyle, Curtis, and Casey Webster of Pellham and Meghan, Nicole, and Douglas Nelson of Irasburg; two sisters, Pauline Woodward and her husband, Rodman, of Florida and Therese Swanson of Billerica; sister-in-law Shirley Dalphond and her husband, Albert, of Dracut; and beloved pets:  Max, Webby, and Blondie.
She was predeceased by her parents; by her husband; and by her brother Maurice.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated October 10 at St. Francis Church in Dracut.  Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Donations in Mrs. Eno’s memory may be made to Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley, A Wing, 80 Boston Road, Billerica, Massachusetts 01862.
The McKenna-Ouillette Funeral Home of Lowell is in charge of arrangements.




Damian M. Toupin Sr.



Damian and Edith Toupin

Damian M. Toupin Sr., 72, of Newport died peacefully on October 14, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Toupin was born January 3, 1937, in Bound Brook, New Jersey, a son of Mark and Mary (Orlando) Toupin.
On July 30, 1955, he married Edith Hoffman, who survives him.
He entered the United States Navy on August 31, 1954, and was honorably discharged on November 27, 1957.  He served his country during the Korean War.
He was an office supervisor for Mack, Inc., in New Jersey, and he worked in the office of the adult learning center in Newport.
He enjoyed fishing, using computers, and doing crossword puzzles in the newspaper.
He is survived by his wife, Edith A. Toupin, of Newport; by five children:  Damian Toupin Jr. and his wife, Ann, of Morrisville, North Carolina, Kimberly Royer and her husband, Rene, of Irasburg, Scott Toupin and his wife, Peggy, of Barton, Chris Toupin and his fiancée, Julie Letourneau, of Derby, and Cheryl Dopp and her husband, Corey, of Irasburg; by 11 grandchildren:  Danielle, Joseph, Heather, Rene James, Brandon, Tyler, Josh, Brianna, Cassie, C.J., and Arion; by four great-grandchildren:  Ashlynn, Talea, Avery, and Cayden; by his sister Nerissa Worthers of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; by special aunt and uncle Tony and Emma Hathaway of Pittstown, New Jersey; by very special nieces Virginia Eustis of North Plainville, New Jersey, and Joanne Morse and her husband, Harold, of Jay; by several other nieces and nephews; and by a special friend, Helena Hicks, of Newport.  He was predeceased by daughter Robin Marie Toupin.
Funeral services with full military honors were held October 20 at the Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Memorial Chapel in Newport with Ray Decelles officiating.
Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Toupin’s memory may be made to his wife, Edith A. Toupin, 245 West Main Street, Newport, Vermont 05855.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.




Graveside service

Barbara R. Perkins
A graveside service for Barbara R. Perkins will be held Saturday, October 24, at 11:30 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Westmore.




Memorial Service

Clayton Markwell
A memorial service for Clayton Markwell, who died July 9, 2009, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, at his home at 1548 Twinbridge Road in Holland.  For information call (802) 895-4676 or (802) 895-4638.
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