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, 85, formerly of Williamstown, died May 1. Born in Northcote, Minn., he was the son of Angus and Francina (Roth) Murray. He grew up in Williamstown and graduated from Williamstown High School and from Vermont Agricultural School in Randolph. He managed the Ralston Purina Grain Store in St. Johnsbury and was warehouse supervisor for the New Hampshire Distributing Agency for 17 years. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Concord, N.H. Survivors include his wife, Florence (Baraw) Murray; a daughter, Jean Towle; a granddaughter; a sister; one niece.
, 88, of Williamstown, died May 7. Born in 1908 in Petoskey, MI, she was the daughter of Frank and Frances (Weaver) Clement. She moved to Buffalo, N.Y. in 1923 and graduated from Silver Creek (N.Y.) High School. She attended both the Eastman School of Music and Fredonia State College in New York. She earned her bachelor's degree in music education at Northwestern University in Illinois and taught music at Niagara Falls (N.Y.) High School. In 1935, she married H. Proctor Martin. They lived in Niagara Falls for 34 years, summering at Lotus Lake in Williamstown and becoming year-round resident in 1964. She and her husband and his two brothers, founded the Lotus Lake Day Camp, which is still in operation. Her husband died in 1968. She was a member of Barre Universalist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Martin Watson and Dorothy Martin (Mrs. John) Milne; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews.
, 51, of Waterbury, died May 3. Born in 1946 in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of Joseph and Irene (Somers) Wyrembek Sr. In 1955, he married Maggie Wiltrout, they moved to Waterbury from Wisconsin in 1996. He was a self-employed writer. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Tracey Shmik; a son, Todd Wyrembek; Kelty, Virginia B., 64, of Barre, died May 4. Born in 1933 in Toronto, Ohio, she was the daughter of Louis and Sarah (Ward) Basso. She graduated from Toronto High School. In 1952, she married John Kelty, who died in 1968. She was employed at the former Sprague Electric Co. in Barre. Survivors include a son, Patrick; four daughters, Christine (Mrs. David) Fellows, Janice (Mrs. Randy) Spaulding; Anita (Mrs. Harold) Beede and Kimberly (Mrs. Michael) Hunt; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; two nieces and a nephew.
, 77, of Randolph, died May 3. Born in 1920 in Hartford, she was the daughter of Harold and Gertrude (Davis) Swafford. She was educated in Randolph schools. In 1944, she married James Thresher, who died in 1993. Survivors include one son, James; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews.
, 73, formerly of Northfield, died May 2. Born in 1924 in Milford, N.H., he was the son of Rev. George and Susan (Chase) Lane. He graduated from Torrington (Ct.) High School and from Amherst College with a degree in physics. He served with the Army during WWII and following discharge, returned and continued his education, receiving a master's degree in physics from Yale University and a doctoral degree in physics from the University of Connecticut. He was an associate professor of physics at Franklin and Marshal College in Lancaster, PA, and moved to Northfield in 1960 become a professor of physics at Norwich University. He retired in 1992. He was a member of United Church of Northfield. Survivors include two daughters, Louise Lane Kafka and Cynthia Gause; a brother; three sisters; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
, 92, formerly of Montpelier, died April 21 in Florida. Born in 1904 in Canada, he was the son of Lillian Beach Bly and John Bly. He grew up in Derby Line, where he received his education and graduated from Newport High School and from Norwich University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. In 1928, he married Heather Carins. He retired as assistant chief engineer with the Vermont Transportation Department. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Barbara Day and Elizabeth FitzPatrick; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister.
, 71, of Adamant, died May 5. Born in 1926 in Buffalo, she was the daughter of Henry and Rose (Koster) Pernick. She graduated from St. Mary's Nursing School in N.Y. and worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital, Emergency Hospital and Mercy Hospital, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Buffalo. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Shirley Cane, Cathy Theobald and Patricia Johnson; five grandchildren; a sister; 11 nieces and 18 nephews.
, 86, of Barre Town, died May 4. Born in 1910 in East Hardwick, she was the daughter of Arthur and Mae Alice (Squires) Domey. She attended schools in East Hardwick and graduated from Lyndon Institute and from Lyndon State Teachers College. She later attended the College of St. Rose, Russell Sage College and Skidmore College, all in New York; and the University of Vermont. In 1934, she married Robert Pratt, who died in 1972. She taught elementary school in several Vermont communities including the former South Barre School. Her memberships included St. Peter's Catholic Church in N.Y. and St. Monica Church in Barre. Survivors include her daughter, Janice (Mrs. Lawrence) Abbiati; three granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; a sister.
, 73, formerly of Barre, died April 5. Born in 1923 in Barre, she was the daughter of Ralph and Esther (Rooney) Lawliss Sr. She received her early education in St. Monica School and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1961, she married William Benecke. They have lived in Oregon for the past 35 years. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Kay Shanley and Robin Anderson; two sons, Douglas and Raymond Aldrich; a brother; a sister; her mother; an aunt; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
, 75, of Marshfield, died May 4. Born in 1922 in Cabot, she was the daughter of Bert and Carrie (Cassidy) Shatney. She attended schools in Cabot. In 1940, she married Kenneth Bassett, who died in 1974. They farmed in Marshfield and she cooked at Goddard College and operated Iona's Pizza Shop in Plainfield. She attended Grace United Methodist Church in Plainfield. Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Sayers, Geraldine Gilman and Greta Sayers; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews.
, 46, of Bethel, died May 5. Born in 1951 in Alexandria, VA, he was the son of Lewis and Jan (Swiger) Pavone. He received his early education there and graduated from Groveton High School in Alexandria. He received a bachelor's degree from Indiana University at South Bend. In 1982, he married Mary Eiben Reiser, they moved to Bethel in 1987. He worked at Vermont Castings. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Tina Pavone; his parents; a brother; two sisters.
, 22, of Waterbury, died May 5. Born in 1975 in Loznica, Serbia, he was the son of Fikret and Dzehva Kadric. He attended grammar schools and technical school in Loznica and was unable to complete his education due to the war in Bosnia. He came to the United States in 1996 and began working at Cabot Creamery Cooperative. In 1996, he married Christine Tundik who was awaiting clearance to join him. Survivors include his wife; his parents; a sister; a brother; two uncles; his grandparents; aunts and uncles.
, 78, formerly of Barre, died May 6. Born in 1918 in Barre, she was the daughter of Charles and Algena (Badger) Fortier. In 1936, she married William Neilson, who died in 1991. She and her husband owned and operated the Northfield Candy Kitchen, retiring in 1971. She was a member of Christ the King Parish. Survivors include two daughters, Janet (Neilson) Chambers and Carmen (Revilla) Abascal; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; two sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 77, of Walden, died April 30. Born in 1919 in New Britain, Ct., she was the daughter of Knut Erik Bror and Victoria M. (Witz) Peterson. She attended public school in Connecticut and graduated from Hillhouse High School there. In 1946, she married Richard Henson, who died in 1950. In early 1960s, she moved to Walden and attended the University of New Hampshire, earning an associate degree. She was librarian at Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick for 28 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Connecticut and later was affiliated with the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl (Mrs. John) Ramsay; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 45, of Montpelier, died May 5. Born in 1951 in Montpelier, he was the son of Wayne and Gertrude (Sweeney) Prevost. He attended St. Michael's Graded School, St. Michael's High School and Montpelier High School. Most recently he worked at Cabot Hoisery, Quality Market and was a carrier for The WORLD newspaper. Survivors include his wife, Anna, whom he married in 1989; his former wife, Cheryl Wood, whom he married in 1969; and their children, Peter II, Michelle Tremblay and Jodi Bell; three grandchildren; his parents; five brothers; five sisters; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
, 83, of Northfield, died May 2. Born in 1913 in Northfield, she was the daughter of James and Sarah (Smith) Creed. She graduated from Northfield High School. She had worked at Norwich University, retiring in 1978. She was a member of the United Church of Northfield. Survivors include three nieces and a nephew.
, 83, of Marshfield, died May 5. Born in 1914 in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of Harold and Pauline (Wilson) Winship. He graduated from Trinity College. In 1939, he married Shirley Hodge. He served with the Army during WWII. He was employed as statistician for the State of Connecticut, and moved to Vermont following retirement. Survivors include his wife; a sister, Judith Winship; two granddaughters; a great-granddaughter.
, 88, of Barre, died May 8. Born in 1908 in Carrara, Italy, she was the daughter of Marco Stori and Josephine (Martelli) Storti. Her first husband, Marco Sassi, predeceased her. She later married Howard Clunes Russell. While in Barre, she owned and operated Mario's Restaurant. Survivors include her husband; a son, Charles Sassi; a brother; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five nephews and a niece.