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, 58, formerly of Moretown and more recently of East Topsham, died Jan. 8. Born in 1939 in Moretown, she was the daughter of Clyde and Jessica (Bradley) Spooner. She received her early education in Williamstown and attended Spaulding High School. She worked at Sprague Electric Co. in Barre and as a private duty nurse for several area families. She later worked at the Orange East Senior Center in Bradford and recently volunteered there. She was active in New Hope United Methodist Church in Waits River and West Topsham. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Douglas and Daryl; three daughters, Donna Schauer, Diana Vallie and Doreen Smith; 13 grandchildren; her mother; three brothers; four sisters; several nieces and nephews.
, 90, of Northfield, died Jan. 6. Born in 1907 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma (Sears) Abbott. She attended Northfield schools. In 1927, she married J. Bradley Buck, who died in 1970. She had been employed at the Nadon Knitting Mill in Northfield. Survivors include two sons, Donald and Charles; three sisters; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 79, of Northfield, died Jan. 3. Born in 1918 in Graniteville, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary Ann Carbonneau. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School. She was a bookkeeper and accountant for various companies, including National Life Insurance Co., the State of Vermont and Barre Sign Co. Survivors include her husband, Rolland Henry Berard; two sons, Rolland and John; a granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 59, of Northfield, died Jan. 5. Born in 1938 in North Calais, she was the daughter of Pearly and Annie Mae (Shatney) Laird. She attended schools in Calais and East Corinth. In 1957, she married Harry Knapp, who died in 1977. She was a nurse's aide at Mayo Hospital and later at the Mayo Nursing Home, both in Northfield. She was also a private duty nurse. Survivors include two daughters, Diana (Mrs. David) Wright and Sandra Knapp; a stepdaughter, Cordeila Dixon; four brothers; a sister; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 73, formerly of Moretown and more recently of McKenzie, Tenn., died Dec. 3, 1997. Born in 1924 in Moretown, he was the son of Howard and Irene (Lewis) LaRose. He attended schools in Moretown and served with the Army during WWII. He was most recently employed as a long distance tractor trailer driver. In 1942, he married Madeline Crowell, who is deceased. He later married Bonita Bean. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Michael, Ronald, Arnold and Rodney; three daughters, Audrey Benson, Ellalou LaRose and Teresa LaRose; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother; a stepbrother; two sisters; several nieces and nephews.
, 83, formerly of Barre and more recently of Waldoboro, Maine, died Jan. 1. Born in Freedom, N.H., he was the son of Walter and Abby (Walker) Nutter. He was educated in Fryeburg and Parsonfield, Maine and graduated from Piper Free Academy in Parsonfield. He graduated from Gorham (Maine) State College. He began teaching industrial arts in Norridgewock, Maine and later taught in Rockland and Winslow, Maine and in Conway, N.H. He later was employed as an independent contractor. He came to Barre and taught at Spaulding High School, moved to Ohio and then to Rutland, returning to Barre in 1964 as the director of the vocational and adult education program at the Barre Vocational and Technical Center. He retired in 1979 and moved back to Maine. He maintained his membership at the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife, Edith (McLain) Nutter; two sons, Barry and Stephen; two daughters, Beverly Wolfer and Louise Cross; three sisters; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
, 99, of Randolph, died Jan. 3. Born in 1898 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Albert and Mina (Albin) Tatro. She was educated in Randolph schools and graduated from Randolph High School. In 1920, she married Gordon LaBounty, who died in 1985. They owned and operated a dairy farm in Randolph. She was a member of the Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Kermit; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
, 69, of Barre Town, died Jan. 5. Born in 1928 in Barre, he was the son of Herbert and Marion (Howard) Watson. He attended North Barre School and South Barre School and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1951, he married Rina Gherardi. He was employed by the Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Barre. He had served in the Marines and was a member of the Barre Universalist Church. Survivors include his wife; his mother; two daughters, Kathie Louis and Karen Gendron; four grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews.
, 68, of Roxbury, died Jan. 6. Born in 1929 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Fred and Maude (Sorrel) Drinkwine. She attended schools in Roxbury. In 1949, she married Francis Sayers. Survivors include her husband; three brothers, Leroy, Richard and Donald; three sisters, Nira Douglas, Florence Fritgerale and Dorothy Morvan; several nieces and nephews.
, 66, of Barre, died Jan. 5. Born in 1931 in Rutland, she was the daughter of John and Hazel (Seward) Burke. She moved to Barre and attended St. Monica School, graduating from St. Michael's High School in Montpelier. She graduated from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Manchester, N.H. and was a nurse at Barre City Hospital. She also worked at Central Vermont Hospital and at Waterbury State Hospital. In 1953, she married Robert Fraser. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, John and Mark; two daughters, Mary Floyd and Ellen Query; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 41, of Warren, died Jan. 6. Born in 1956 in Sharon, Conn., she was the daughter of John and Florence (Kendall) Fisher III. She was a graduate of the Berkshire School in Massachusetts. In 1979, she married Ward Smyth. She was an accomplished horsewoman and worked as a calligrapher from her own studio. She was a member of the ministering community of St. Dunstan's Church (Episcopal) in Waitsfield. Survivors include her husband; two children, Logan and Kate; her mother; her father; a sister; an aunt and uncle; many cousins.
, 90, formerly of Northfield, and more recently of Mayo Healthcare, died Jan. 3. Born in 1907 in Warren, she was the daughter of Wesley and Alice (Martin) Dana. In 1925, she married Clyde W. Palmer, who died in 1980. They had farmed in Riverton before moving to Northfield. She worked in area restaurants before establishing her own housekeeping business in Northfield. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn (Mrs. William) Murphy; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
, 100, of Montpelier, died Jan. 5. Born in 1897 in Stowe, she was the daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth (Atkins) Kellogg. She graduated from Montpelier High School and was employed at National Life Insurance Co., retiring in 1963. She was a member of Bethany United Church. Survivors include two cousins, Rebecca Toggerson and James Gibbs.
, 84, formerly of Montpelier and more recently of Coventry, Conn., died Dec. 29. Born in 1913 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Frank and Marie (Therrien) Laundry. She was educated in Montpelier schools. She moved to Coventry in the mid-40s and was employed at The Coventry Dress Shoppe, retiring in 1973. Her husband, Burton Murray, predeceased her. Survivors include a son, Timothy; two daughters, Marilou Malone and Leslie Murray; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 74, of Wolcott, died Jan. 15. Born in 1923 in Morrisville, she was the daughter of Ned G. and Mildred (Arnold) Foss. She lived most of her life in Morrisville. She enjoyed cooking, crafts and art work. Survivors include two sons, Richard and Anthony; a brother; two sisters; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren.
, 76, of Stowe, died Jan. 14. Born in 1921 in Stowe, he was the son of Vernon and Delphia (Peck) Shepard. He graduated from Stowe High School and served with the Navy. He retired after a long career as a plumber and pipefitter. Survivors include two daughters, Lorna Wheeler and Amber Bryne; two stepsons, Gordon Magoon and Glen Magoon; seven grandchildren; three sisters.
, 62, of Montpelier, died Jan. 13. Born in 1935 in Skowhegan, Maine, he was the son of Julian and Ruth (Iles) Goodrich. He attended Skowhegan High School, Gould Academy in Bethel (Maine) and Maine Maritime Academy. He also served in the Army. In 1962, he married Pauline Gagne. He was a systems dispatcher for Green Mountain Power Corp. and worked for several area merchants in Montpelier more recently. Survivors include his wife; two sons, J. Scott and Matthew; a sister; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 70, of Montpelier, died Jan. 8. Born in 1927 in Malden, Mass., she was the daughter of Dr. Ernest and Velma (Godfrey) Crossland. She was educated at Fryberg (Maine) Academy and Brimer & May Academy and graduated from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. In 1954, she married Winslow Tenny Trask. She taught school at Lincoln School in Barre, prior to retirement. She was a member of the Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Anne Trask and Mardie Trask; two grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews.
, 78, of Randolph Center, died Jan. 14. Born in 1920 in Brookfield, he was the son of Archie and Flora (Stoddard) McPhetres. He was educated in South Randolph schools and Kelsey Mountain School in Tunbridge. He graduated from South Royalton High School and from the Vermont State School of Agriculture in Randolph Center. He served with the Army Air Corps Signal Corps during WWII. In 1948, he married Marian Adams, who died in 1994. He was a farmer in Randolph Center and also postmaster in Randolph, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Randolph Center Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Marc; three daughters, Betsy Stratton, Bonnie Allen and Beryl McPhetres; 10 grandchildren.