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, 88, of Northfield, died July 2. Born in 1908 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Hassett) McNamara. She graduated from Northfield High School and later from the University of Vermont. She was a teacher in Berlin, attended the Albany Business School and went to work for the Selective Service. She joined the Internal Revenue Service, working as an auditor for almost 40 years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Northfield. Survivors include a brother, Wilson McNamara; a sister, Maxine McNamara; five nephews; four nieces; 16 great-nieces and nephews.
, 62, formerly of Randolph, died June 30. Born in 1935 in Randolph, he was the son of Frank and Nettie (Chamberlin) Lamb. He received his early education in Randolph, graduated from Randolph High School and from Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, ILL. He was a career Army nurse, retiring as a Lt. Col. He attended the Incarnate Word College in Texas, the University of Hawaii and Tripler Army Nursing Corps School of Anesthesia. He and his wife, Addie (Flint) Lamb, moved to Texas in 1985. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Arlene Libby; a brother; two grandchildren.
, 76, of Washington, died July 1. Born in 1920 in West Topsham, she was the daughter of Calvin and Hazel (Wood) Colby. She attended schools in West Topsham and Bradford Academy. In 1937, she married Delmer Hutchinson. She was a parent, homemaker and grandparent and was active in the local and school community. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Janice Brooks and Lois Manning; two sons, Calvin and Jay; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters; her step-mother, Ida Colby; nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 67, of Barre Town, died July 1. Born in 1929 in Williamstown, he was the son of Edward and Minnie (Ratell) Geake. He attended Williamstown Elementary School and Spaulding High School and obtained a GED while in the Army. He graduated from Coyne Electrical School in Boston. He was employed at the Vermont Agency of Transportation traffic shop, retiring in 1986. In 1949, he married Barbara Banks. Survivors include his wife; his mother; a son, Michael; two daughters, Barbara Carey and Katherine Hiteshew; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 79, of Greensboro, died June 30. Born in 1918 in Hardwick, he was the son of Edward and Clara (Philbrook) Salls. He attended public schools in Campton, N.H. and Greensboro. He served with the Army during WWII. He was employed by the town of Greensboro until 1951. In 1948, he married Wilfred Chaloux. They bought a farm in North Greensboro. Survivors include his wife; six children, Linda Dimick, Leona Pike, Rose Bothfield, Erwin Salls Jr., Wilfred Salls and Edward Salls; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers; two sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 88, formerly of Montpelier, died July 7. Born in 1908 in East Milton, Mass., she was the daughter of Jesse and Margaret (Fraser) Gosse. She graduated from Commerce High School in Springfield, Mass. and Westfield (Mass.) Normal School. She taught elementary school in Feeding Hills, Mass. Her husband, James Hibbard, died in 1964. She lived in Montpelier for almost 50 years where she was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. She was a Red Cross volunteer and a volunteer at Central Vermont Hospital. Survivors include a son, J. Lawrence Hibbard; a daughter, Margaret Miller; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a niece and several cousins.
, 85, formerly of Montpelier, died July 8. He owned and operated a painting contracting business in Montpelier and was a member of St. Augustine Church. He had lived in North Concord for the last 12 years, and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in St. Johnsbury. He and his wife, Hattie (Coutermarsh), were foster grandparents for several area children with the Futures Unlimited program at Northeast Kingdom Mental Health in St. Johnsbury. His wife died in 1996. Survivors include a daughter, Norene (Mrs. John) Emerick; five stepchildren, Theresa Arusiewicz, Anna Marie Spaulding, Deanna Coutermarsh, Ernest Coutermarsh and Delores Coutermarsh; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren.
, 88, of Barre, died July 7. Born in 1908 in Marshfield, he was the son of Edward and Melvina (Thurston) Hamel. He attended schools in Richmond, Quebec. In 1931, he married Mary Emond. He had been in the granite business, was employed by Fred George as a truck driver and later was a self-employed truck driver, retiring in 1970. He served in the Army. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ronald, Ralph and Gary; two daughters, Maxine (Mrs. Richard) Baldwin and Barbara Norman; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters; one brother.
, 43, of Stowe, died June 22. Born in 1954, he was the son of Reba (Raymond) and Stewart Bouchard Sr. He was a design engineer for Boeing Aircraft in Everett, WA and a former employee of IBM in Essex Junction. Survivors include two brothers, Stewart Jr. and Jody; a nephew and two nieces.
, 80, of Barre, died July 7. Born in 1916 in Bethel, he was the son of Victoriano and Jennie (Rossi) Valle. His family moved to Barre in 1927. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. He was a veteran of the Army, having been an infantry paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division. In 1946, he returned to Barre and was manager at Barre Wholesale Grocery, later became a partner of C&C Clothing and then worked for Walker Motors for 37 years. In 1942, he married Helen Mary Mulcahy, who died in 1957. In 1960, he married Lucy M. Moore, who died in January,1997. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include his son, Thomas Sr.; two daughters, Anne Figelman and Patricia Denison; seven grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; an aunt.
, 52, of Barre, died July 8. Born in 1944 in Framingham, MA, he was the son of Frank and Blanche Houde. He attended schools in Framingham. In 1996, he married Sandra Lumbra. They moved to Barre July 3. Mr. Houde has been disabled for the past six years. He is survived by his wife.
, 69, of Randolph, died July 10. Born in 1927 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of Stuart and Marjorie (Smith) Barton. He was educated in Maryland and New York schools, Boston College and graduated from Boston Law School. He had been a practicing attorney in Massachusetts until 1989. In 1951, he married Evelyn Green. He moved to Randolph in 1990. He was a ski instructor at Suicide Six in Woodstock, served as section manager of the American Radio Relay League and taught line dancing on the Vermont Technical College campus. Memberships included Sts. Donation and Rogation Church in Randolph. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife; a son, Justin Jr.; five daughters, Ann Marie Barton Sullivan, Mary Barton Rau, Susan Barton Bunker, Carol Barton and Eileen Barton; six grandchildren.
, 84 of Randolph, died July 10. Born in 1912, she was the daughter of Charles and Maude (Landon) Gabree. She was educated in Milton schools. In 1934, she married Frank Rollins, who died in 1965. Survivors include a son, Arthur; a daughter, Caroline Brown; three sisters; two grandchildren.
, 83, of Williamstown, died July 9. Born in 1913 in Richford, he was the son of Richard and Ethel (Currier) Little. He attended schools in Richford and worked at the former Swett-Cummings Furniture Co. there. He came to Barre in 1931 and was employed at the former Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and later at Sprague Electric Co. His first wife, Abbie Myott Little, is deceased. In 1952, he married Emma Pickett, who died in 1991. He was a member of the Williamstown United Federated Church. Survivors include a stepson, Drew Pickett; a step-daughter, Melba Young; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; cousins.
, 92, of Berlin, died July 11. Born in 1905 in Medford, Mass., she was the daughter of Stephen and Catherine (Driscoll) Grimley. She was educated in West Medford schools and graduated from Medford High School. IN 1949, she married Joseph Neville, who died in 1949. In 1964, she married William Christian (Firpo) Schroeder, who is also deceased. She had worked for the Western Union Telegraph Co. in Boston until her retirement in the 1970s. While living in Medford, she was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Survivors include a sister, Eleanor M. Kane; two nieces, Eleanor Madison and Deborah Meier; a nephew, Walter V. Kane.
, 83, of Randolph, died July 9. Born in 1914 in Mohawk, N.Y., he was the son of Frank and Irene (Banton) Smith. He was educated in New York schools and graduated from Van Hornsville (N.Y.) High School. He had farmed in New York and later was employed as a postal clerk in Mohawk, retiring in 1976. In 1937, he married Elizabeth J. Mehring. They moved to Randolph in 1991. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Richard and David; two daughters, Barbara Brown Mead and Edith Vorce Palmer; two brothers; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
, 73, of Greensboro and Dacula, GA, died July 7. Born in Bound Brook, N.J., he was the son of Perry and Katherine (Bagnall) Bascom. He attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and served in the Navy. He was a retired radio broadcast executive. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn (Dawson) Bascom; a daughter, Janet Wheeler; a son, Alan; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister; nieces and nephews.
, 63, formerly of Montpelier, died July 4. Born in 1934 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Emery Henry Roberts and Ida (Provencher) Roberts. She was educated in Montpelier and Essex Junction schools. She had been a cashier for Green Mountain Power Corp., retiring in 1995. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth, Christopher and Robert; three daughters, Diana Blow, Cindy Hamlin and Pamela Russell; eight grandchildren; her fiance, George Racine III; six brothers and one sister; nieces and nephews.