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, 80, of North Duxbury, died Oct. 26. Born in 1919 in Duxbury, she was the daughter of George and Mildred (McNaulty) Sherman. She attended schools in Waterbury. In 1942, she married Edward Forkey Sr., who died in 1980. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Eyvette Santamore and Thelma Forkey; four sons, Edward Jr., Robert Sr., John Sr. and Major; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters; three brothers.
, 55, of Graniteville, died Oct. 26. Born in 1943 in Nashua, N.H., she was the daughter of Lionel J. and Thelma (Jones) Mathieu. She graduated from Marion High School and in 1981, married Edward Duprey. She was employed at Central Vermont Medical Center, Rowan Court Nursing Home and Price Chopper. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; a stepdaughter, Pamela Doyle; two step-sons, Douglas and Randy Duprey; 12 step-grandchildren; a sister; a brother.
, 90, of Greensboro, died Oct. 29. Born in 1908 in Russell, N.Y., she was the daughter of Glenn and Jennie (Tupper) Keene. She graduated from Cabot High School. In 1926, she married Harry Wellman, who died in 1989. She was employed by the Cabot school system, as a nurses' aide at Elmwood Nursing Home and a machine operator at Cabot Creamery. She retired in 1962. She was affiliated with the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include two sons, Harry Wellman II and Leonard Wellman; three daughters, June Phillips, Jeanette Abbot and Shirley Salls; a sister; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
, 78, of Montpelier, died Oct. 22. Born in 1921 in Boston, Mass., he was the son of Alfred and Stella (Hansen) Albert. He was educated in the Braintree schools, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and received a masters degree from Harvard University graduate school of Applied Sciences. He retired from the Navy. He and his family moved to Vermont in 1957, and he became director of Water Resources. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Patricia and Elizabeth; one son, Harold; seven grandchildren; two brothers.
, 72, died Oct. 28. Born in 1926 in Fletcher, he was the son of Morton and LaDona (Fletcher) Carey. He attended schools in Burlington. In 1946, he married Lois Slack, who died in 1989. He served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He worked for Pratt and Whitney in Conn., was a machinist at General Electric in Burlington and a psychiatric technician in Waterbury. He later returned to General Electric, retiring in 1988. Survivors include three sons, Dennis, Michael and Richard; two brothers; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
, 75, of Plainfield, died Oct. 26. Born in 1924 in Plainfield, she was the daughter of Carleton and Hazel (Sargent) Morton. She graduated from Plainfield High School. In 1943, she married Willie Foster, who died in 1984. She had worked with her husband doing janitorial work at Elks' Lodge 924 in Montpelier. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Barre. Survivors include two sisters, Mildred Holt and Beverly Lange; a brother, Floyd Morton.
, 65, of Williamstown, died Oct. 30. Born in 1934 in Plainfield, she was the daughter of Bert and Hazel (Wheeler) Wild. In 1954, she married Melvin Grout. She was an assembler at the Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and at Sprague Electric Co. Survivors include her mother; her husband; a son, Howard; a brother; three sisters; five grandchildren.
, 74, of Barre, died Oct. 30. Born in 1924 in Montreal, Canada, she was the daughter of Sydney and Alicia (Clisby) Comber. She graduated from West Hill High School in Montreal. In 1948, she married Charles Lewis, who died in 1982. In 1990, she married F. William Doe. She retired from employment as secretary of Ambassador Insurance. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Marlene Fielder and Terry Somaini; a son, Craig Lewis; a sister; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
, 70, of Middlesex, died Oct. 30. Born in 1929 in Barre town, she was the daughter of Edward and Ethel (Neal) Rudd. She attended Barre Town School and was a graduate of Spaulding High School. She also attended Sheldon Academy of Cosmetology in Burlington. She was employed at the Capacitor Plant, as a receptionist at Central Vermont Medical Center and as a secretary for Dr. Arthur Wright, retiring in 1990. In 1949, she married Edmond Lafond. She was a member of the Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Linda (Mrs. Jeff) Long and Debbie Lafond; two grandchildren; four sisters; one brother; several nieces and nephews.
, 60, formerly of Montpelier, died Sept. 29. Born in 1939 in Montpelier, he was the son of George and Olga (Molinar) Martin. Survivors include his mother; three daughters, Linda Davis, Tammy Martin and Lori Haines; two sons, Dale and Dean; five brothers.
, 40, of Hardwick, died Nov. 3. Born in 1958 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Leon and Aileen (Jenne) Chaffee. She attended the Caspian Area School and graduated from Lamoille Vocational Center. She had been a volunteer at the Hardwick Teen Center and American Legion Post 7 of Hardwick. She was a member of the Norbert's Roman Catholic Church. Survivors include her mother; a brother, Robert; three sisters, Cindy Hislop, Mary Benway and Marguerite Chaffee; and her companion, Lloyd Bedell.
, 77, of Randolph, died Nov. 4. Born in 1922 in Randolph, he was the son of George and Nora (Hobbs) Linton. He graduated from Randolph High School. He worked for the Randolph Cemetery Department, Waterbury Companies Inc. and G.W. Plastics. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of the United Church of Randolph. Survivors include a brother, Wayne Linton; several cousins.
, 77, of Waterbury, died Nov. 2. Born in 1922 in Duxbury, she was the daughter of Harry and Beth (Bisbee) Backus. She attended Duxbury Elementary School and Waitsfield High School. In 1939, she married Leon Griffith, who died in 1971. She retired from state service at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. Survivors include four daughters, Betty Anne Johnson, Noni Augustoni, Michelle Smith and Cindy Griffith; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters; a brother; a brother-in-law; many nieces and nephews.
, 61, of Barre, died Oct. 30. Born in 1938 in Lynn, Mass., he attended Lynn schools. He served in the Merchant Marines. He had moved to Barre from Tennessee in 1996. Survivors include a son, Mark McCloud; a sister, Diane Clark; four grandchildren.
, 29, of Barre City, died Oct. 30. Born in 1970 in So. Carolina, he was the son of Bruce and Heather (Anderson) Ribera. The family moved to Barre in 1982, where he attended Barre City schools and Spaulding High School. He was employed at Tri-Town Sunoco and more recently at Booth Brothers Dairy/H.P. Hood in Barre Town. Survivors include his companion, Ethelma Lowery; one daughter, Kaitlyn Ann Ribera; his mother; his father; one brother, Jason; his maternal grandparents; his paternal grandmother; his paternal great-grandparents; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
, 90, formerly of Walden, died recently. Born in 1909 in Walden, he was the son of Phil Sheridan Rogers and Mabel Kingsley. He attended Walden schools and graduated from Lyndon Institute. In 1936, he married Dasie Ann Isham, who died in 1978. He was in the cattle auction and real estate business and was a director and later president of the Caledonia National Bank of Danville. Survivors include one son, Phil; two sisters.
, 75, of Waterbury Center, died Oct. 28. Born in 1924 in Spencer, Mass., he was the son of James and Amy (Ripley) Osborne. He attended schools in Spencer, Mass. and graduated from David Prouty High School. He served in the Army during WWII. He attended agricultural school and was a bus driver for Waterbury Center. He later was employed by the State of Vermont Highway Division, retiring in 1984. Survivors include several cousins and many close friends.
, 62, of Hardwick, died Oct. 31. Born in 1937, she was the daughter of Glenn and Mildred (Rollins) Benway. She graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1957, she married Richard Wells, who died in 1994. She was employed by Ethan Allen Manufacturing Co., the Mount Mansfield Co., Hardwick Knitwear and Ames Department Store, retiring in the 1980s. She was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include one son, John; a daughter, Deborah Clifford; two brothers; one sister; six grandchildren.
, 57, of Randolph, died Nov. 2. Born in 1942 in Randolph, he attended Randolph High School. In 1962, he married Linda Brown. In 1990, he married Priscilla Hosher. He was a molding technician and group leader at G.W. Plastics in Bethel. He served in the National Guard. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sheila Lumbra and Melanie Tabor; two stepdaughters, Angela Avery and Lisa Currier; a stepson, Jim Avery; a brother; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren.
, 80, of Chelsea, died Oct. 28. Born in 1919 in Montpelier, he was the son of George and Grace (Clough) Nichols. He graduated from Chelsea High School. He served in the Army during WWII. He worked for the Wahl Construction Co. in Barre, was a logger for Bowen Hunter Bobbin Co. in East Corinth and for Archie Kingsbury in Middlesex. He also worked at several sawmills and farms in central Vermont and was a carpenter's helper for Merrill Whitney. Survivors include a brother, Ernest; two sisters, Eleanor Roberts and Amy Button.
, 28, of East Calais, died Oct. 22. Born in 1971 in Berlin, he was the son of Edward and Evelyn (Tucker) Leonard. He graduated from U-32 Jr./Sr. High School and St. Michael's College. He had been a computer consultant with Royal Sun Alliance in Liverpool, England at the time of his death. Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Gregory and Christopher; his grandmother, Bertha Tucker; aunts, uncles and cousins.