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, 81, of Middlesex, died Dec. 22. Born in 1915 in PA, he was the son of Morton Alexander Ross and Mary Elizabeth Wilcox. He grew up in PA and later married Gladys E. VanderWyden. He served with the Army Air Force during WWII. After the war, he began a career as an accountant. He and his wife moved to Castleton after his retirement and recently moved to Middlesex. Survivors include his wife; sons, Ronald, David and Dennis; one daughter, Kate; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers; one sister.
, 74, of Randolph, died Dec. 21. Born in 1922 in Randolph, he was the son of George and Glenna (Cushman) Bruce Sr. He attended Randolph schools and graduated from Randolph High School. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a linotype operator most of his life, working for the Herald in Randolph, Garth Blow Printing in Barre and at Beacon Printing in Randolph, retiring in 1992. Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Havey and Winsome Mason; many nieces and nephews.
, 92, of South Barre, died Dec. 22. Born in 1904 in Williamstown, she was the daughter of Joseph and Melvina (Bishop) DeCoteau. She attended schools in Williamstown. In 1921, she married Edmond Bisson, who died in 1971. She was a member of the St. Sylvester Church. Survivors include three sons, Donald, David and James; three daughters, Thelma LaRochelle, Barbara (Mrs. Albert) Fraser and Patricia (Mrs. Alfred) Lavoie; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 60, of Worcester, died Dec. 21. Born in 1936 in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of Clarence and Mildred (Steward) Downes. She received her education in the Manchester school system and graduated from Central High School. She later graduated from Nasson College in Springvale, Maine. She was a mail carrier in New Hampshire and in Morrisville. In 1972, she married Robert Compagna and they owned and operated the family farm. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Wayne Jr. and Matthew; two daughters, Deborah Tallman and Bobbi Compagna; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 74, formerly of Waterbury, died Dec. 18. Born in 1922 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of Harold and Myrtle (Tatro) Eastman. She worked at Cellucord Manufacturing in Richmond and at the Medical Center. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Church. Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Irish; two sons, Gary and Donald Jr.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews.
, 97, of Bradford, died Dec. 21. Born in 1899 in Southborough, Mass., she was the daughter of Major Aaron and Sadie (Fisher) Hosmer. She was a self-employed business owner in Massachusetts. In 1926, she married Carleton Allen, who died in 1967. She was a member of the First Church of Marlborough. Survivors include one son, Norman; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Allen; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grand-children; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 70, of Hardwick, died Dec. 22. Born in 1926 in Greensboro, she was the daughter of Irving and Elnora (Wheeler) Hull. She attended Greensboro public school and graduated from Greensboro High School. In 1946, she married Roger Lee Slayton. She was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. She had been assistant librarian at Judevine Memorial Library in Hardwick. Survivors include two sons, Edward and Robert; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters; one niece.
, of Montpelier, died Dec. 20. She was born and spent her early years in Marblehead, Mass., the daughter of Eben and Elinor Mattson Parsons. She graduated from the Oak Grove Preparatory School in Maine and earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Connecticut College in New London, Conn. In 1949, she married Daniel Ruggles III. She was chairman of the Community Concert Association, director of volunteers of the Red Cross, served on the board of trustees of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Survivors include her husband; one sister, Estelle Parsons Zimroth; two nieces; one nephew; cousins.
, 83, of Chelsea, died Dec. 21. Born in 1913 in Addison, MI, she was the daughter of Ralph and Helen (Anderson) Cherry. She graduated from Michigan State University. She received her masters in Speech Pathology at Southern Connecticut State University. She joined the faculty there and operated the student speech clinic. In 1943, she married Alex C. Hotchkiss. They moved to Chelsea in 1980, following retirement. Survivors include her husband; one son, George; two daughters, Janet Letitia Scheidel and Catherine Dee Hotchkiss.
, 64, of Barre Town, died Dec. 27. Born in 1932 in Montpelier, he was the son of Rudolphe and Jeannette (Goudreau) Rouleau. He attended St. Monica Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the 9th Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Infantry Division. He joined his father and brothers in the operation and management of the Rouleau Granite Company in Barre. He left active management in 1977, due to health reasons. He was currently on the board of directors. In 1957, he married Marlynn Giacherio. He was a member of the St. Monica Church. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Lynn Ann Routhier; three sons, Randy, Brad and Greg; 12 grandchildren; four brothers; three sisters; many nieces and nephews.
, 86, of Calais, died Dec. 24. Born in 1910 in Waterford, he was the son of Harry and Marie (Weber) Remick. He attended school in Waterford. In 1936 he married Bertha May Jimmo, who died in 1964. In 1969, he married Enna Morey. He owned and operated an auto repair shop in Claremont, N.H. Moved to Calais in 1969 and was employed by Bailey Brothers until retirement in 1977. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Anne Grimm; two sons, David and Larry; three stepdaughters, Gaie St. John, Bonnie Holmquest and Rosemary Oswald; one sister; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
, 81, of Barre, died Dec. 24. Born in 1915 in South Paris, Maine, she was the daughter of John and Mary Houtari Komulainen. She attended South Paris schools. She had been employed as a fancy stitcher in the shoe shops in Massachusetts and Biddeford, Maine. Survivors include one son, Emil Whitman; two daughters, Patricia Tucker and Pamela Shorey; a stepson, William Barker; a stepdaughter, Lynn Saunders; two brothers; three sisters; 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
, 89, of Orange, died Dec. 22. Born in 1907 in St. Albans, he was the son of Silas and Bessie (Eisenhart) Cochran. He attended schools in St. Albans. He was employed by the Central Vermont Railroad in St. Albans. He came to Barre in 1928 where he was employed at Railroad Express, retiring in 1956. He also operated Ray's Glass Shop and a commercial vegetable and gladiola garden. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps, serving in WWII. In 1928, he married Evelyn Gilcris. In 1950, he married Alice Cecchini, who died in 1977. Survivors include his companion, Ruth Holmes; three sons, Silas (Bob), Donald and Kenneth; one daughter, Eleanor (Mrs. Robert) Beede; two step-daughters, Priscilla (Mrs. Wendell) Therrien and Pauline (Mrs. Donald) Smedy; one stepson, Richard Cecchini; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister; nieces and nephews.
, 69, of East Barre, died Dec. 26. Born in 1927, he was the son of Gordon and Rose (Meachem) Flood. He attended schools in Fletcher. He was an Army veteran, having served in WWII. In 1949, he married Leola Flanders. He worked at Carl & Seavers Tire Co., retiring in 1968 due to ill health. He was also an auctioneer in the central Vermont area and a member of the Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sandra (Mrs. John) Cushing and Patricia (Mrs. Kevin) Kelley; five sons, Danny, Steve, Kenneth, Richard and Darryl; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five brothers; two sisters; nieces and nephews.
, 87, formerly of Barre, died Nov. 8. Born in 1909 in Barre, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Polli Calderari. She attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. She moved to Greenwich, Conn. in 1928 and was employed as a legal secretary. She married Al DeMartino, who died in 1988. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Kiesel; a son, Richard DeMartino; a brother; six grandchildren.
, 75, formerly of Hardwick and Morrisville, died Dec. 24. Born in 1921 in Hardwick, he was the son of Frederick and Alice (Rockwell) McAdam. He attended schools in Hardwick and was employed by the former Atlas Plywood Co. in Morrisville. Survivors include two brotehrs, Harold and Howard; several nieces and nephews.
, 74, of Waterbury, died Dec. 27. Born in 1922 in Waterbury, he was the son of Alson and Julie (Gifford) Reynolds. He attended schools in Waterbury and later served with the Army during WWII. In 1944, he married Thelma Clark. He worked in Waterbury for the former Pilgram Plywood Co. and in 1954, moved to Mass., where he was employed by Kimberly-Clark. He retired in 1984 and returned to Vermont. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Susan Klein, Carolyn Morris and Jean Bonavitacola; two sons, Harold Jr. and Bruce; five sisters; one brother; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 90, of Barre, died Dec. 23. Born in 1906 in Lachine, Quebec, she was the daughter of Frederick Alexander and Isabelle Janet (Shiells) Craig. Her family moved to Websterville, where she attended school. She was employed as a housekeeper in Barre and Montpelier and later in Connecticut, before returning to Barre in 1986. She attended the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two nephews, Richard and Laurence Craig; a cousin, Arthur McEwing; grandnieces and grandnephews.
, of Barre, died Dec. 28. Born in Montpelier, he was the son of Jose and Maria (Aja) Aja. He attended schools in Montpelier and later in Barre. He had been employed at the Waldron-Shields Granite Company in Barre and was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include a sister, Teresa Aja Goyette; a brother, Joseph Aja; nieces and nephews.
, 92, formerly of Worcester, died Dec. 31. Born in 1904 in Calais, she was the daughter of George and Mae (Leno) Hill. In 1920, she married Everett Bart Shonio, who died in 1985. She spent her life as a homemaker. Survivors include her sons, Elwyn Edward and Newell Albert; one daughter, Patricia Ann Benway; one brother; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.