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, 56, of Worcester, died Oct. 12. Born in 1940 in Rochester, she was the daughter of G. Milton and Phyllis (Clook) Kirby. She received her early education in Rochester, graduated from Rochester High School and received a bachelor of arts degree in education from the University of Vermont. In 1962, she married Thomas Lang. She was an English teacher in Richmond and a supervising teacher in the Chapter I remedial reading program in the East Montpelier and Worcester schools. She was recently employed in the Reading Recovery Program at Rumney Memorial School in Middlesex and Calais Graded School. She was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Melissa Lang and Julia Lang; a son, Roderick Lang; her parents.
, 70, of Northfield, died Oct. 6. Born in 1927 in West Charleston, he was the son of Fred and Rose (Nichols) Gilbert. He attended Northfield schools. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was a truck driver for area granite sheds and later for Maxham Supply Co. in Worcester. He retired in the late 1980s. Survivors include his daughter, Charmaine Dailey; a stepson, Jeffrey Thurston; a brother; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 74, of Barre, died Oct. 15. Born in 1923 in Berlin, he was the son of Orville and Alice (Legacy) Fordham. He attended schools in Berlin and Quechee. He served in the Navy during WWII. He and his first wife, Evelyn Sweeney, were divorced. In 1991, he married Rosina Kane, who died in 1994. He worked as a fruit picker and farm laborer in Florida. Survivors include a son, Rex; two stepsons, Kenneth and Emery Kane; a daughter, Louise Aldrich; three stepdaughters, Alice McManus, Mary Tabor and Hilda Burgess; several grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews.
, 89, of Barre Town, died Oct. 15. Born in 1908 in Warren, she was the daughter of John and Bessie (Fuller) Neill. She attended Jones Brook School in Moretown. In 1933, she married Max L. Grout, who died in 1976. She was employed at Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and at Malden Mills. She was a member of the Barre Universalist Church and a former member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include four sons, Marvin, Harold, Mark and Fred; two daughters, Bessie Clinton and Beulah Lanpher; 25 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
, 72, of Berlin, died Oct. 14. Born in 1925 in Morrisville, she was the daughter of Alba and Bertha (Aller) Bowen. She graduated from Peoples Academy. In 1947, she married Edgar Byam Sr. In 1984, she married James D. MacKenzie, who died in 1986. She had worked at the Pavilion Hotel in Montpelier, the Vermont College food services and for Marriot Food Services at Norwich University. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Jerome Byam and Edgar Byam Jr.; a daughter, Esther Fisk; four step-daughters, Jane MacKensie, Jo-Anne Hoblit, Judith Peters and Janice Galonka; fives stepsons, Joseph MacKenzie, James MacKenzie Jr., John MacKenzie and Jerry MacKenzie; a brother; a half-sister; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 92, of Waterbury, died Oct. 12. Born in 1905 in Butler, PA, she was the daughter of Edson and Harriet (Cross) Byers. She was educated in Butler schools and she was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church. In 1926, she married Herbert McCafferty, who died in 1985. They moved to Waterbury in 1971, where she was a member of the Waterbury Congregational Church. She had worked at Williams Jewelry Store in Butler (PA). Survivors include a daughter, Janice McWilliams; a son, H. Donn McCafferty; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother; nieces and nephews.
, 76, of Washington, died Oct. 14. Born in 1920 in Groton, she was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Graham) McQueen. She attended Westville Elementary School in Groton and graduated from Groton High School and Lyndon Teachers College. In 1945, she married Wayne Bressette. She was an elementary school teacher in North Ryegate, Orange and in Washington. She was also assistant postal clerk at the Washington Post Office and served as town auditor. She attended Washington Universalist Church. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Graham, Joseph and Brent; four grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 64, formerly of Barre, and more recently of Waupaca, WI, died Oct. 13. Born in Barre, he was the son of Ralph and Vera (Colombo) Parks. He was educated in Barre schools. Survivors include a brother, Roger Parks; an aunt and uncles, nieces and nephews.
, 89, of Upper Graniteville, died Oct. 16. Born in 1908 in Barre, she was the daughter of Alexander and Mary (Machechie) Smith. She attended elementary school in Barre and graduated from the former Goddard Seminary. She worked at the Barre Steam Laundry and in 1931, married Conrad J. Fournier, who died in 1974. She was a member of St. Sylvester Church. Survivors include two sons, Roland and Robert; a daughter, Claire (Mrs. Norman) LaPerle; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 79, of Northfield, died Oct. 16. Born in 1917 in New Rochelle, N.Y., he was the son of Chauncey and Hazel (Norton) Hinman. He attended schools in New Rochelle. In 1938, he married Ethel Neilsen, who died in 1986. He served with the Navy during WWII and was vice president of sales for American Mineral Spirits Corp. of Murray Hill, N.J. and became vice president of sales for Vermont Weather Board Corp. in Wolcott, retiring in the mid 1970s. Survivors include two sons, Richard and Brian; a daughter, Penny Lawder; 10 grandchildren.
, 37, of East Hardwick, died Oct. 16. Born in 1960 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Maynard and Dorothy (Hooker) Douse. She graduated from Hazen Union High School. Survivors include her husband, James Bocash; two children, Jamie and Joshua; her mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Everett Pearson; a brother; three sisters; nieces and nephews.
, 96, of Moretown, died Oct. 16. Born in 1901 in Bolton, she was the daughter of Samuel Lacillade and Mary Young Lacillade. In 1920, she married Leo J. Smith, who died in 1967. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Moretown. She worked as a seamstress. Survivors include a son, Lawrence; a daughter, Alice Perry; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; 20 nieces and eight nephews.
, 82, of Northfield, died recently. Born in 1914 in Enosburg Falls, she was the daughter of William and Mary (Bocash) Ryea. She attended Enosburg Falls schools. In 1935, she married Frank LaValley, who died in 1981. She worked at the Northfield Woolen Mills and at Rabbit Hollow Knitting Mill, retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. John's Church. Survivors include two sons, Roderick and Robert; a daughter, Lena (Mrs. Langdon) Cummings; two sisters; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
, 93, of Barre, died Oct. 22. Born in 1903 in Fairfield, she was the daughter of George and Addie (Kittell) Safford. She attended schools in Sheldon. In 1923, she married Horton McEnancy. In 1931, she married John Bjorn, who died in 1965. She remarried Horton McEnany in 1968. In earlier years, she was employed at the Sheldon Post Office, W.C. Marsh General Store, T.C. Jennison General Store, Gordon Burt General Store and Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant in Barre. She attended Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Hollis Safford and Wayne Safford; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 79, formerly of Randolph, and more recently of Connecticut, died Oct. 20. Born in 1918 in Randolph, he was the son of Raymond and Abbie (Davis) Davis. He attended schools in Randolph and graduated from Vermont Agricultural School. In 1948, he married Margaret McCurdy, who died in 1989. He was employed as a housepainter and worked at Pratt and Whitney Corp. Survivors include a son, Gordon; a daughter, Janet Simmons; three brothers; two sisters; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
, 83, of East Hardwick, died Oct. 22. Born in 1914 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Arthur and Valda (Smith) Kibbee. She attended public schools in Hardwick and graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1939, she married Wilford Lynn Laird. they owned and operated a farm in Greensboro and in 1967 sold it and moved to East Hardwick. She was moved to Genesis Elder Care in Morrisville in 1995. Survivors include a daughter, Valda Laird; a son, Ernest Laird; two grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 69, of Waitsfield, died Oct. 23. Born in 1928 in Montpelier, he was the son of Kenneth and Eleanor (van Deusen) Turner. The family moved to Waitsfield, where he graduated from high school. He also graduated from Vermont School of Agriculture in Randolph Center. In 1949, he married Marion Cota. He and his father owned and operated Simplicity Farm on Route 100. He was a member of the Federated Church of Waitsfield. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Paul, Lawrence, Kenneth, Douglas and Edward; a daughter, Elaine Turner; 10 grandchildren; an aunt; an uncle; nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 100, of Randolph, died Oct.22. Born in 1897 in Randolph, she was the daughter of James and Jennie (Butterfield) Lee. She was educated in Randolph schools. In 1912, she married Daniel A. Rogers, who died in 1957. They owned and operated Rogers Corner Grocery in Randolph for several years. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include five daughters, Pauline Richards, Mildred Cheney, Theresa Fullam, Doris Ladd and Irene Tabor; a brother; 16 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.
, 84, of Barre, died Oct. 23. Born in 1912 in St. Hubert, Quebec, she was the daughter of Augustin and Desilda (Blais) Cote. The family moved to Derby Line, Vt. that same year. She attended schools in Rock Island, Quebec and came to Graniteville in 1926. She worked at Heaton Hospital and in 1945, married Bernard LeMay, who died in 1965. She worked as a bookkeeper for Granite Memorial Shop and as a secretary for the Granite Cutters Association when she retired. In 1970, she married Armand Filion, who died in 1988. She was a member of st. Monica Church. Survivors include a sister, Leona Marcotte; several nieces and nephews.
, 73, of Northfield, died Oct. 20. Born in 1924 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Lawson and Florence (Willey) Ingalls. She graduated from Northfield High School and in 1945, married John H. Gorss. They owned and operated John Gross Trucking and Excavating Co. in Northfield. Survivors include her husband; a son, Scott; a daughter, Patricia Wiggett; a grandson; a sister; several nieces and nephews.