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, 86, of Barre, died Oct. 11. Born in 1909 in Cabot, she was the daughter of Hayes and Marion (Hughes) Bassett. She was educated in Marshfield schools. In 1929, she married James Marsha, who died in 1989. She worked for New England Telephone and later for National Life, from which she retired. She was a member of the United Trinity Methodist Church in Montpelier. Survivors include a step-son, James Marsha Jr. and five nieces, Joyce White, Vicki Borland, Greta Sayer, Geraldine Gillman and Carolyn Sayers.
, 72, of Randolph, died Oct. 11. Born in 1924 in Randolph, she was the daughter of James and Helen (Stone) Sivret. She received her early education in Randolph and graduated from Randolph High School. She had worked in the Green Mountain Glove Company, Brigham Gelatin Company and Gifford Memorial Hospital and retired from Randolph High School where she worked in the cafeteria. In 1947, she married Robert E. Faye. They raised several foster children and were designated foster parents of the year in 1970. Her husband died in 1987. Survivors include three sons, Robert Jr., Richard and Andy; one daughter, Sandy Jean Blanchard; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several foster grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
, 86, of Barre, died Oct. 20. Born in 1910 in Salem, Mass., he was the son of Joseph and Lizzie (Blacher) Hacker. He attended schools in Salem, graduating from Salem High School. He later attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. In 1941, he married Celia Marcus. He managed department stores in Nashua, N.H. and in Quincy and Fitchburg, Mass. He and his wife later owned and managed the House of Shoes in Fitchburg. Survivors include his wife; one son, Frank; one brother; nieces and nephews.
, 76, of South Royalton, died Oct. 23. Born in 1920, he was the son of Earl and Lyle (Eastman) Doyle. He attended school in Chelsea and South Washington. He also attended school in Lansing, MI, where he learned a trade as a welder. He worked for the Sargent Roundy Corp. and Webster Bobbin Shop, both in Randolph. He also drove truck for the Vermont Poultry Outlet and later worked as a diesel mechanic for Petco Oil Company, both in South Royalton. He retired in 1982. In 1955, he married Dorothy Sargent, who died in 1983. Survivors include his son, Earl; his daughter, Earlene Churchill; one sister; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.
, 72, of Middlesex, died Oct. 20. Born in 1924 in Moscow, he was the son of Logan and Artie (Cowan) Crowell. He attended schools in Middlesex and Montpelier and served with the Army during World War II. In 1946, he married Rita P. Colonni. He became employed by National Clothes Pin Company and purchased the company in 1966. He continued operating it until retirement in 1994. Survivors include two daughters, Janet (Mrs. Peter) Merrill and Jacquelyn (Mrs. Douglas) Emmons; two sons, David and Randy; seven grandchildren; four sisters; three brothers; nieces and nephews.
, 94, of Stowe, died Oct. 22. Born in 1902 in Stowe, she was the daughter of Edward and Flora Shepard Sleeper. She was a graduate of Stowe High School. In 1921, she married Cletus Tomlinson, who died in 1977. She and her husband had farmed and she worked at Stoware, retiring as a salesperson in the giftshop after 40 years. She was a member of the Stowe Community Church. Survivors include three sons, C. Floyd, Alan S. and Philip A.; one daughter, Alayne Trombley; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 90, of East Hardwick, died Oct. 20. Born in 1926 in Whitefield, N.H., she was the daughter of Leland and Geneva (Bishop) Hanks. She attended schools in McIndoe Falls and in Greensboro. In 1945, she married Robert Dimick, who died in 1974. They farmed in Walden until 1963 and then moved to East Hardwick. She was a nurses aid in the former Robbins Nursing Home in East Hardwick and in the Greensboro Nursing Home. Survivors include her sons, Leslie and Rodney; one daughter, Betty J. Mercier; a companion, Bernard King; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; several nieces and nephews.
, 67, of Barre, died Oct. 17. Born in 1928 in Rochester, she was the daughter of John and Marjorie (Coburn) Thresher. She later lived in Barre where she received her early education and graduated from Spaulding High School. Her husband, William Warner, died in 1965. She had worked at Ben-Mont Paper Company in Bennington and later at the Green Mountain Race Track in Pownal. Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen Guetti; three sons, Bruce, Gene and Bernard; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters; nieces and nephews.
, 64, of Waterbury, died Oct. 19. Born in 1931 in Montpelier, she was the son of Bernard and Charlotte (King) Keefe Sr. He graduated from the former Waterbury High School. He served with the Vermont Army National guard and was activated during the Korean War. He later moved to California where he was employed in construction and later returned to Waterbury, continuing employ-ment in the construction field. In 1953, he married Sarah Spence. He was a member of St. Andrew's Church in Waterbury. Survivors include his mother; one daughter, Susan Gile; one son, John Jr.; four grandchildren; three sisters; three brothers; nieces and nephews.
, 86, of Barre Town, died Oct. 24. Born in 1910, she was the daughter of Carl and Addie (Simpson) Taplin. She attended Barre and East Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1935, she married Emery St. John. She spent all of her life as a homemaker and parent. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth, Ronald and Clayton; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 87, of Northfield, died Oct. 23. Born in 1909 in Johnson, he was the son of Fred and Sarah (Staffelbean) Sargent. He was a graduate of Johnson High School. In 1936, he married Laura Baker. He had worked in the granite quarries in Barre, the asbestos mill in Eaton, the talc mines in Johnson, Eastern States Feed in Newport and at the Northfield Woolen Mill. He also worked at Northfield High School and the Green Mountain School in Montpelier. He retired in 1975. His memberships include the United Church of Northfield. Survivors include his wife; one son, Greydon Jr.; three daughters, Marlene Bonem, Nelita Pecora and Judith Stebbins; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 71, of Plainfield, died Oct. 20. Born in 1925 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Jack and Josephine Vecchio. He was educated in Brooklyn schools. In 1953, he married Lillian Eckstein. He was an electrician prior to retirement in 1972. The Vecchios moved to Plainfield after retirement. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Tina Vecchio and Barbara Mahelaimen; one sister.
, 49, of Waterbury, died Oct. 24. Born in 1947 in Tupper Lake, N.Y., she was the daughter of George and Theresa (Bujnovsky) Curtin. She was a graduate of Tupper Lake High School and received her BSN degree at D'Youville College in Buffalo, N.Y. She was an Army nurse for four years and received her masters in maternal child health nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1970, she married Thomas B. Blue. They moved to Waterbury in 1976. She was a professor at Vermont College/Norwich University and a member of St. Andrew's Church. Survivors include her parents; two daughters, Stacey Blue and Kathleen Blue; one son, Michael Blue; one sister; and a nephew.
, 13, of Washington, died Oct. 24. Born in 1983 in Yokota Air Force Base in Japan, he was the son of Charles and Amy (Roger) Otis. He was an eighth grade student at Washington Village School and a member of the basketball and soccer teams. He enjoyed music, snowmobiling, and playing the guitar and drums. Survivors include his parents; his sister, Kelley; his paternal grandparents, Fernand and Dorothy Otis; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Nancy Rogers; his maternal great-grandfather, Calvin Griswold; aunts, uncles and cousins.
, 58, formerly of Moretown, died Oct. 24. Born in 1938 in Rutland, he was the son of Hugh and Fedra (Stanley) Rounds. He graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy. He was a veteran of the Navy and previously owned and operated the Powder Horn Tavern in Montpelier. In 1973, he married Janice Alonso. They moved to Florida where he owned and operated Gracie's Place and then worked at the Halifax Medical Center. Survivors include his wife; their children, Nicky Rounds, Evelyn Zoecklein, Mary Darbone, Edmund Normand and Arthur Normand; 12 grandchildren; three brothers; one sister.
, 90, of Waterbury, died Oct. 23. Born in 1906 in Moretown, she was the daughter of James and Katherine (Goodwin) Flynn. She attended schools in Moretown and Waterbury and worked at the former Randall's Pharmacy and the former Whiting Milk Company in Waterbury. She married William Deal, who died in 1953. She later worked at Vincent's Pharmacy and aided the Hunger Mountain Day Care. She was a member of St. Andrew's Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mary (Mrs. Richard) Lemery, Martha (Mrs. Roger) Fraser and Susan (Mrs. Edward) Rau; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 69, of Northfield, died Oct. 24. Born in 1927 in Pana, Ill., she was the daughter of Orville and Francis (Pope) Gresham. She graduated from Pana High School and earned her bachelor of science degree in physical education from Southern Illinois University. She later furthered her education at the University of Colorado and Syracuse University, where she earned a master's degree in physical education. She taught physical education at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. before teaching at Ripon College in Wisconsin. In 1960, she married Donald Lockhart. She retired in 1962 and moved to Northfield in 1963. She was very active in the Northfield community with refereeing and coaching high school girls softball. Her memberships included the United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; one son, Robert; a daughter, Patrick Lockhart; a brother; a sister; several nieces and nephews.
, 97, of Montpelier, died Oct. 20. Born in 1898 in Canada, she was the daughter of Edouard and Emma (Rodier) Chaput. The early years in her life were spent in Newport. After her marriage to William Patenaude, she moved to St. Albans and then to Montpelier. Her husband died in 1968. She leaves no immediate surviving family members.