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, 84, of Barre, died Feb. 12. Born in 1913 in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of Peter and Mary (Bombac) Yarnavick. In 1936, she married Martin Scheer. She worked with her husband operating a technical book distributorship in New York and Vermont. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Judith Scheer and Carol Lange; a son, Michael; five grandchildren.
, 80, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 9. Born in 1917 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of George and Ella (Wood) Andrus. She attended elementary school in Barre Town and graduated from Spaulding High School and from Boston University. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for American Airlines and later worked as a civilian for the Air Force. In 1959, she married Peter duBeaumont, who died in 1971. Survivors include a daughter, Gail duBeaumont; two grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews.
, of Barre, died Feb. 12. Born in Barre, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann (Hay) Smollet. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School and later from Claremont (NH) General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at the former Barre City Hospital and at Heaton Hospital in Montpelier. She also was a visiting nurse in the Barre area. She was the wife to the late Ben A. Eastman. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a sister, Mary Robins Guinn; a niece; two grandnieces and two grandnephews.
, 95, of Plainfield, died Feb. 9. Born in 1902 in North Fayston, she was the daughter of Elton and Abbie (Pease) Griffith. She attended schools in Fayston, Waitsfield and Moretown. In 1922, she married Nelson A. Russell, who died in 1981. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Smith; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
, 49, of Vershire, died Feb. 7. Born in 1948 in Thetford, he was the son of Philip and Pearl (Bailey) Johnson. He attended school in West Fairlee and graduated from Thetford Academy and from Champlain College with a business degree. He had worked as a logger and as a bookkeeper for Hayward Transportation Co., but the majority of his working years he was a stone mason. In 1970, he married Olivia Maxwell. Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Johnson; a son, Richard Johnson; his mother; one sister; one brother; one grandson; three aunts; an uncle; nieces, nephews and cousins.
, formerly of Barre and more recently of Newcastle, N.H., died Feb. 1. Survivors include a niece, Marion Perkins Harris; a nephew, David Perkins; several grand nieces and nephews; and great-grand nieces and nephews.
, 79, of Montpelier, died Feb. 13. Born in 1918 in Barre, she was the daughter of George and Jessie (Small) Norrie. She attended Barre schools, graduating from Spaulding High School. In 1955, she married Carl E. Smith, who died in 1980. She had worked at the Granite Savings Bank in Barre and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barre. Survivors include one son, Wayne; two sisters; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 82, of Montpelier, died Feb. 9. Born in 1916 in Calais, he was the son of Galen and Maude Hatch. He attended schools in Woodbury and worked for the State of Vermont after graduation. He served with the Army during WWII and became a career officer in the Army Reserves, retiring as Lt. Col. He had worked for the Selective Service headquarters in Montpelier. In 1946, he married Marguerite Dewar. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Carolyn Champagne and Eileen Hatch; two sons, Jeff and Keith; five grandchildren; two sisters; several nieces and nephews.
, 86, of Websterville, died Feb. 9. Born in 1911 in Wentworth, N.J., he was the son of James and Mary (Stokes) Osborne. He attended schools in Wentworth and graduated from Woodsville (N.H.) High School. In 1937, he married Nora C. Colella. He had been employed by General Electric Co. and owned and operated a dry cleaning plant and then was a hoist operator for Rock of Ages. He had served two terms in the House of Representatives in Montpelier and was a member of St. Sylvester Church in Graniteville. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Patricia (Mrs. Roger) Brault; a son, James; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 79, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 9. He was born in 1918 in Charlton, Mass. and attended schools there. He served with the Army during WWII and then owned and operated Barnard's 302 ARCO in East Barre and later worked for Thygesen Construction Co., Mekkelson Trailer Sales and the Dixie Bobbin Co. His wife, Joyce Davis Barnard, died in 1984. Survivors include a son, Brian; two step-daughters, Joyce Coulter and Janet Gregorie; four grandsons; a brother.
, 59, of Northfield, died Feb. 10. Born in 1938 in Northfield, he was the son of Lloyd and Eleanor (Baker) Kramer. He graduated from Northfield High School and joined the Navy and later the Army. He retired from the military in 1981 after 20 years and returned to Vermont and was employed by the State of Vermont Department of Transportation. Survivors include two sisters, Judy Matheson and Karla Bottiggi; an aunt; nieces and nephews.
, 88, of Barre Town, died Feb. 10. Born in 1910 in Barre, she was the daughter of Emanuel and Hilda (Almquist) Johnson. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1935, she married Mario Storti. She was a sales clerk at the former Town Shop in Barre and was affiliated with the Barre Universalist Church. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Allan, George and John; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 82, of Marshfield, died Feb. 9. Born in 1915 in Marshfield, he was the son of George and Inez (Hayes) Gill. He was employed as a woodsman for the State of Vermont and held various other jobs in the Marshfield area. Survivors include three nieces, Patricia Pyne, Aileen Franklin and Elizabeth Davis.
, 60, of Morrisville, died Feb. 11. Born in 1937 in Hyde Park, he was the son of Joseph and Yvonne (Boulay) Audet. He was a former employee of Morrisville Lumber, Parker and Stearns and Rene's Floor Covering. More recently he was a self-employed building contractor. He was a member of Holy Cross Parish. Survivors include his wife, Marion (Carriere) Audet; four children, Thomas, Ronald Jr., Alan and Lisa Allen; five grandchildren; six brothers; four sisters; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 87, of Bethel, died Feb. 9. Born in 1910 in Brookfield, he was the son of Edgar and Josie (Smith) Trask. He was educated in Brookfield schools and Whitcomb High School in Bethel. He was a carpenter and had built several homes and barns. In 1937, he married Corolyn Clark. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Randall and Geoffrey; one brother; one sister; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 81, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 6. Born in 1916 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of Fred and Hazel (Kew) Newcomb. She graduated from Waitsfield High School and the University of Vermont with a bachelor's degree in education. She taught business courses at Swanton, Spaulding and Williamstown high schools. In 1945, she married Raymond D. Hosking, who died in 1986. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Lombardi; two sons, Terry and Brent; six grandchildren.
, 78, of Waitsfield, died Feb. 23. Born in 1919 in Utica, N.Y., she was the daughter of Ralph and Esther (Butler) Burbank. She graduated from Utica Country Day School and Edgewood Park Junior College in N.Y. In 1942, she married Edgerton F. Hyde. They moved to Waitsfield in 1958 where they built and operated Madbush Chalet until 1971. In 1972, she founded the Silver Needle in Waitsfield, operating it until retirement in 1985. She was a member of St. Dunstan's Church (Episcopal) in Waitsfield. Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Gage and Anne Redding; four grandchildren.
, 81, formerly of Wrightsville, died Feb. 20. Born in 1916 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Lewis and Effie (Cole) Blair. She graduated from Montpelier High School and from Burlington Business College (now Champlain College). She had been employed as a clerk at M.H. Fishmans, an office administrator for the Red Cross, a social worker and a waitress at local restaurants. Her first husband, Joseph Alberici, whom she married in 1945, is deceased. She and her husband, Reynold Choiniere, had lived in Newport and owned Blue Bird Restaurant. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Phyllis Alberici; five step-children, Sharon Choiniere, Ronald Choiniere, Donna Marcou, Claire Bain and James Choiniere; two grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 67, of Montpelier, died Feb. 24. Born in 1930 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Howard and Marion (Farnham) Sumner. She graduated from St. Michael's High School. She moved to Fresno, CA, where she was employed as a medical assistant for a pediatrician. She was a member of St. Augusinte Church in Montpelier. She was predeceased by her husband, John Hill. Survivors include a daughter, Gail (Mrs. Stanley) Broadwell; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers; nieces and nephews.
, 83, of Williamstown, died Feb. 21. Born in 1914 in Chelsea, she was the son of Henry and Lena (Paul) Menard. He attended Williamstown schools and Williamstown High School. In 1941, he married Agnes Pirie. They purchased a farm in Williamstown, which they operated for 23 years. He also drove bus for Vermont Transit Bus Co. of Barre and was school bus driver for the Williamstown elementary and high schools for more than 25 years. He was a member of St. Edward's Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Gloria (Mrs. William) Graham; two sons, John and Clifton; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; nieces, nephews and cousins.