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, 72, formerly of Barre, died Sept. 27. Born in 1924, she was the daughter of Ernest and Ida (Gordon) Bancroft. She was a retired employee of Dayton Area Heart and Cancer Association, where she worked with her husband, Edwin Benjamin Jr. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Martha Selnick, Patricia Canty, Barbara Bates and Pamela Shephard; one brother; two sisters; six grandchildren.
, 50, of Barre, died Oct. 7. Born in 1946 in Barre, she was the daughter of Clifford and Marion (Perkins) Abare. She attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. She was employed at the former Barre Steam Laundry and also at Wayside Restaurant. In 1966, she married Scott Thurber. In 1974, she married Carl Smith, who died in 1987. She was a member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include her companion, Francis Bragdon; five sons, Scott, Dean, Dana, Timothy and Carl Smith Jr.; one daughter, Jessie Willets; four stepdaughters, Jackie Walker, Joyce Rogers, Carol Bashaw and Susan Smith; five grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles.
, 95, of Montpelier, died Oct. 6. Born in 1900 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Harley and Della (Masure) Whipple. In 1932, she married Edward H. Prouty, who died in 1966. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
, 86, of Northfield, died Oct. 8. Born in 1909 in Wales, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of Howard and Ellen Pearl (Ouderkirk) Montgomery. He graduated from Wales High School and from Burlington Business College, now known as Champlain College. In 1934, he married Helen Sayers, who died in 1995. He was employed as a salesman for Rawleigh Products and at Northfield Wood Products, before retiring in the mid-70s. He was a member of McKenzie Memorial Chapel in Riverton. Survivors include two sons, Merlin Jr. and Robert; two daughters, Mary Vanderwey and Beverly (Mrs. Donald) Morgan; three sisters; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 52, formerly of Randolph and Griswold, Conn. and more recently of Chocowinity, N.C., died Oct. 9. Born in 1944 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Wayne Elbert and Charlotte Merle (Walbridge) Claflin. In 1964, she married John Austin Shook. She was employed as a bookkeeper and comptroller for Dr. Arnold Chassanoff in Jewett City, Conn., and was a member of the Congregational Church there. Survivors include her husband; her son, Christopher; a sister.
, 92, of Northfield, died Oct. 8. Born in 1904 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Harlan and Emma (Sawyer) Slack. She graduated from Northfield High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Vermont. In 1928, she married Edward Sargent, who died in 1978. She taught in the Springfield school system and for 16 years in the Northfield schools, retiring in 1968. Memberships included the United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, David; two daughters, Constance Dockler and Elizabeth Haggerty; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.
, 49, formerly of Montpelier, died Oct. 9. Born in 1947 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of J. Wendell and Beatrice (Covey) Johnson. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. Survivors include her husband, Michael; two sons, Keith and Craig; two brothers.
, 64, of Williamstown, died Oct. 8. Born in 1932 in Brookfield, he was the son of Edwin and Hattie (Stevens) Sprague. He attended schools in Brookfield. In 1964, he married Gloria Jewett. He worked on area dairy farms, most recently at the Davis Acres Farm in Brookfield. He retired in 1979 due to ill health. Survivors include his wife; one son, Lee; three daughters, Lori (Mrs. Leslie) Kelley, Leslie (Mrs. Mark) Farnham and Loretta Sprague; several grandchildren; three sisters; nieces and nephews.
, 72, of Randolph, died Oct. 9. Born in 1924 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Harold and Maude (Kendall) Bowen. She graduated from Randolph High School and the former Lyndon State Teachers College. In 1970, she married Edgar Rowe, who died in 1978. She taught school in East Granville, Bethel and Rochester and was an executive secretary in Boston. She retired from the Massachusetts Heart Association. She was a member of the United Church of Randolph. Survivors include a brother, Nelson Bowen and cousins.
, 89, of Greensboro Bend, died Oct. 7. Born in 1907 in Greensboro Bend, he was the son of George and Mary Jane (Hutchins) Davis. He attended public schools in Greensboro and graduated from Lyndon Institute. In 1934, he married Dorothy D. Nash. He was a merchant at Davis General Store of Greensboro Bend for 47 years, a family-owned business started by his grandfather in 1893. He was a member of Greensboro Bend United Methodist Church, and he and his wife spent six months of each year at their home in Tavares, Fla., where he was active in Asbury Covenant Church. Survivors include his wife; one son, John; two daughters, Nancy (Mrs. Lewis) Hill and Sylvia (Mrs. Charles) Vatalaro; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews.
, 70, for-merly of Montpelier, died recently in Connecticut. Born in 1926 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Ernest and Yvonne (LeMay) Bisson. Survivors include her husband, Robert Zile, formerly of Montpelier; three sons, Dr. Michael Zile, Kevin Zile and Robert Zile; one daughter, Barbara Ann DelGiudice; four brothers; one sister; 10 grandchildren.
, 92, of Waitsfield, died Oct. 6. Born in 1903 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of Thomas and Julie (Folsom) Mehuron. She graduated from the former Waitsfield High School, earned a bachelor of arts degree and graduated from Middlebury College and earned her masters from the University of Vermont. She was an English teacher in New York until 1934, when she married James McGill. After her husband's death in 1941, she replaced him as distributor of Sinclair Oil. She belonged to the Waitsfield Federated Church. Survivors include one niece, Anne Dumas; one nephew, Calvin Mehuron; several grandnieces and grandnephews.
, 87, of Barre, died Oct. 8. Born in 1909 in Barre, she was the daughter of P. Henry and Elizabeth (Garvey) Brown. She received her early education in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1942, she married George King. They lived in Morrisville where they operated Grey Ledge Guest Home, a law practice and a retail and wholesale Christmas tree business. She later returned to Barre and was a member of the St. Monica Church. Survivors include one sister, Ileen Livendale; nephews; a grandnephew and a grandniece; two foster sons; and cousins.
, 77, of Bethel, died Oct. 7. Born in 1919 in Bethel, she was the daughter of Clyde and Anna (Dunham) Blossom. She received her elementary school education in Bethel, graduated from Whitcomb High School and attended beautician/hairdressing school in Boston. In 1941, she married Calvin Cornell, who died in 1984. She had been employed at the former Fyles and Rice Company in Bethel, the Bethel School Lunch Program and later as a hairdresser. She retired in 1975 from the Waterbury Plastics Company in Randolph. She was a member of the United Church in Bethel. Survivors include a son, Steven; two grandsons; nieces and nephews.
, 90, of Barre, died Oct. 7. Born in 1906 in Barre, she was the daughter of Adolfo and Teresa (Ferri) Malnati. She attended schools in Barre and was married in 1922 to Angel Aja. Her husband died in 1973. Survivors include her daughter, Florence Clark; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister; nieces and nephews.
, 79, formerly of Williamstown, died Oct. 5. Born in 1916 in Springfield, he was the son of George and Marion (Pollard) Burnes. He received his education in Montpelier, graduating from Montpelier High School. He also attended North Carolina State College and RPI. He served with the Army during WWII. In 1941, he married Elizabeth Martin, who died in 1992. He was the owner of Capital Candy Co. in Barre. Survivors include his daughter, Robin Blanchard; his son, George Burnes; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother.
, 85, of Barre Town, died Oct. 10. Born in 1911 in Saint Gabriel, Que., she was the daughter of Alfred and Alphonsine (Bouffard) Goudreau. She attended schools in Saint Gabriel. In 1928, she married Rodolphe J. Rouleau and they moved to Montpelier and in 1935, to Barre. She devoted her life as a homemaker and parent. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include five sons, Lucien, Marcel, Bertrand, Raymond and Paul; three daughters, Pauline Oshetski, Giselle Waugh and Jo Ann Riley; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; nieces and nephews.
, 91, formerly of Barre, died Oct. 7. Born in 1905 in Quincy, Mass., she was the daughter of William and Helen (Gray) Cumming. She came to Barre as a child and attended schools there and pursued commercial courses at the former Goddard Seminary. She became employed in the office of Granite City Tool Company, which was owned by her family and continued there until 1928, when she married Lloyd E. Eisenwinter. They moved to Arizona and Mr. Eisenwinter died in 1989. She belonged to the Barre Congregational Church while in Barre and the Ringon Congregational Church in Tucson, AZ. Survivors include two sons, Robert and Allan; two daughters, Joan Thompson and Dorothy Peck; eight grandchildren; one sister; nieces and nephews.
, 80, of East Cabot, died Oct. 9. Born in 1916 in Worcester, he was the son of Albert and Alma (Carpenter) May. He attended local schools in Marshfield and graduated from the former Montpelier Seminary. He married Velma Hall in 1940 and joined the Navy in 1944. He attended auctioneer's school and started a career in auctioneering. He was remembered as the "Man With the Derby Hat." After retiring from auctions, he continued working as a cabinet maker and woodworker. Survivors include his wife; his son, Albert L. May; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.