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, 96, of Barre, died Sept. 20. Born in 1900 in Manchester, N.H., he was the son of Joseph and Marie (LaRoche) Soucy. He attended schools in Coaticook, Quebec and moved to Barre in 1923. He later owned and operated a farm in Williamstown, retiring in 1962. In 1930, he married Marie Louise Sylvain, who died in 1964. In 1965, he married Bella Ainsley, who died in 1977. In 1978, he married Desneiges Laperle, who died in April of this year. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include one son, Armand; five daughters, Fernande York, Theresa Roberge, Pauline Hebert, Jeannette Casler and Anita Busque; one stepdaughter, Yvette Perreault; three step-sons, Denis Laperle, Eugene Laperle and Henry Laperle; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews.
, 64, of Berlin, died Sept. 22. Born in 1932 in Boston, he was the son of Kenneth and Agnes (McKinnon) Foster. He attended schools in Brighton, Mass., graduating from Brighton High School. He was a veteran of the Army, serving during the Korean War. He graduated from Boston University with a bachelor of arts degree. In 1981, he came to Montpelier where he was a service representative for the Social Security Administration, working in the Montpelier office. Survivors include his fiance, Anita Adams; his daughter, Laura Foster and his former wife, Louise Foster; two brothers; two sisters; nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.
, 75, of Stowe, died Sept. 21. Born in Waterbury Center, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Clara (Fielder) Mayo. Her husband, Maynard, died in 1962. She was employed by Stoware and then by George F. Adams Co. in Moscow. Survivors include two daughters; Mary Ann Raymo and Gail Leach; two sons, Ronald and Kenneth; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister.
, 53, of Northfield, died Sept. 26. Born in 1943 in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of William and Mary (Gilroy) Hockenbury. He graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from Boston College. He also graduated from Long Island University in New York with a master's in guidance and counseling. In 1966, he married Patricia Mead. He was an assistant basketball coach at Georgetown University, West Point and Villanova University before joining the staff at Norwich University as head coach. He later became assistant coach at Middlebury College before becoming head coach at Vermont Technical College in Randolph. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Northfield. Survivors include his wife; his son, Edward; two daughters, Christine Cirelli and Amy Hockenbury; two grandchildren; his mother; two brothers; two sisters; several nieces and nephews.
, 83, formerly of Montpelier, died Sept. 23. Born in St. Johnsbury in 1913, she was the daughter of Ralph and Ada May (Black) Hamilton. She attended Oberlin College in Ohio, majoring in music. In 1943, she married Herbert Van Meter. They served parishes in Kent, Ohio and San Mateo, Calif. She spent four years in New York City, where she was a contemporary music consultant to the National YWCA. She and her husband moved to Montpelier in 1971 to serve the Bethany Church. Her husband is deceased. She moved to Wake Robin in Shelburne in 1993. She was a member of the College Street Congregational Church in Burlington. Survivors include her children, Tom Van Meter and Gretchen Lawton; five grandchildren; her sister.
, 88, of Berlin, died Sept. 25. Born in 1908 in Williamstown, she was the daughter of Rolla and Ina (Dutton) Tilton. She attended schools in Williamstown and Chelsea, graduating from Chelsea High School. In 1927, she married Elmer Pratt. They established Handmade Toys in 1960, a business operated out of their home. Mr. Pratt died in 1968. Mrs. Pratt retired in 1970 and began living at Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center in 1993. Survivors include her children, Wendell Pratt, Joanne Tracy, John Pratt and Richard Pratt; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
, 74, formerly of Bethel, died Sept. 22. Born in 1922 in Bethel, she was the daughter of Ivan and Ruth (Converse) Carr. She attended Montpelier High School. In 1941, she married Albert Emond. she worked for the Vermont Health Department, retiring in 1979. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Grace Rieder; three sons, Albert, David and Kenneth; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters; several nieces and nephews.
, 84, of Randolph, died Sept. 25. Born in 1912 in East St. Johnsbury, he was the son of Carlyle and Lyra (Morse) McGaffey. He attended Kirby and East St. Johnsbury schools. In 1936, he married Margaret Danforth. They moved to Barre and in 1987, moved to Randolph. He learned the construction trade working with his father and remained in that field until retiring in 1974 as head of the maintenance department from New Hampshire Vocational Technical School in Manchester, N.H. and Hooksett, N.H. He was also an ordained minister of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Royalton. Survivors include his wife; one son, Carlyle; two grandchildren; one niece.
, 76, of Greensboro, died Sept. 26. Born in 1920 in New York City, she was the daughter of Dr. William Leigh and Mary (O'Neil) Williamson. She attended Bayonne High School and graduated from Notre Dame University on Staten Island, N.Y. She later married Robert McKay, who predeceased her. She was a first grade teacher at Port Chester High School in Port Chester, N.Y. At the time of her death, she was on the board of the Greensboro Nursing Home and a fundraiser for the Greensboro Free Library. Survivors include a son, Robert Jr.; a daughter Leigh McKay; two granddaughters and a grandson; one sister.
, 63, of Northfield, died Sept. 27. Born in 1933 in Randolph, he was the son of Homer and Eva (Sayah) Plastridge. He graduated from Northfield High School. Following graduation, he joined the Army, serving during the Korean War. He worked at the Nantanna Woolen Mill in Northfield and then at Ethan Allen Furniture Company in Randolph, retiring in 1991. In 1971, he married Nancy Clough Johnson, who died in 1994. He was a member of St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Northfield. Survivors include four step children, James Johnson, Jennifer Dutil, Judith West and Nancy LaConti; two brothers; six step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 82, of Bradford, died Sept. 26. Born in 1913 in Newport, she was the daughter of Charles and Bernice (Hastings) Taylor. She attended schools in Newport and graduated from Newport High School. She received a degree in home economics from the University of Vermont and later worked for Lever Brothers in Boston. In 1942, she married Horace Palmer Jr., who died in 1992. She was a member of the Bradford United Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Jane St. Clair; four sons, Horace, James, Timothy and Peter; a sister; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 61, of Barre, died Sept. 27. Born in 1935 in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of Robert and Agnes (Regan) Jennings. She attended St. Peter Elementary School in Jersey City and graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Hoboken, N.J. In 1953, she married John Bradley. They moved to Marshfield in 1975 where they owned and operated the Marshfield General Store. In 1989, they moved to Barre, where she was employed as a certified nurses aide at the Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church in Barre. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Kathleen Majewski, Jean Handerhan, Mary Bradley and Maureen Bradley; eight sons, Mark, Owen, Sean, Colin, Ian, Evan, Brian and Patrick. a brother; 17 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 72, of Barre, died Sept. 25. Born in 1924 in Newbury, he was the son of John and Margaret (Tilford) Minshull. He attended Newbury schools. In 1948, he married Ivis Barnes. They moved to Barre in 1968. He worked with the railroad and on dairy farms. He then worked in the granite industry, retiring from Beck & Beck. He was a member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Sylvia McGaffey; two sons, Clifford and Donald; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister; one brother; nieces and nephews.
, 75, of East Montpelier, died Sept. 24. Born in 1921 in Waterbury, he was the son of Anthony and Alexandria Ambramovich. He grew up in Connecticut where he received his early and secondary education. He served with the Coast Guard during World War II. In 1946, he married Jeannette Marshall. He was a furnace technician, employed by American Brass for 38 years. He moved to East Montpelier in 1986. Survivors include his wife; his son, Francis; two grandsons; his brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews.
, 78, of Barre, died Sept. 24. Born in 1918 in Hartford, Conn., she was the daughter of John and Sadie (Wilkie) McGowan. She attended elementary school in Hartford and graduated from Buckley High School. In 1938, she married Russell Brown Sr., who died in 1984. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) in Barre. Survivors include her son, Russell Jr. ; two daughters, Doris Brown and Martha Colby; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
, 96, of Barre, died Sept. 24. Born in 1900 in Mirones, Province of Santander, Spain, she was the daughter of Anacleto and Carmen (Vega) Higuera. She came to Barre in 1968. In 1969, she married Raimundo Fernandez, who died in 1979. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include three nieces, Flora Rubio, Anita Labrana and Mary Cox; four nephews, Roman Higuera, Peter Canales, Alfredo Maza and Anacleto Higuera; grandnieces and grandnephews.
, 85, of Barre, died Sept. 24. Born in 1910 in Pittsburg, N.H., she was the daughter of Everett and Birdie (Cody) Covill. She received her early education in Pittsburg schools, graduating in 1931. In 1933, she married Kenneth R. Clark, who died in 1983. She worked as a substitute teacher. Survivors include her son, Robert Clark; two brothers; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.