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ST. ALBANS/DELAND, FLA. - Mr.
Paul E. Dussault
, 80, a well-known prominent businessman, passed away early Tuesday, August 8, 2000 in Northwestern Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born in Ste. Sebastian, Quebec on September 20, 1919, the son of the late Hormidas and Marie Louise (Lareau) Dussault. On June 23, 1978, he married the former Dorothy Aldrich, who survives him. Paul had 45 years experience in the field of real estate transactions and appraisals and was a member and former Vice-Chairman of the Vermont Real Estate Commission and owned Affiliated Appraisers. Besides his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by a son and his wife, Lawrence and Diane Dussault of Frederick, Colo.; a step-son and his wife, David and Nancy Swainback of St. Albans; a step-daughter and her husband, Judy and Brian Hoben of Winter Haven, Fla.; a step-daughter-in-law, Sharon Swainback of Franklin; three sisters, Noelle Dussault of Burlington, Collette Dirmaier and her husband, Fred of Essex Junction, and Georgette Ranger of North Bay, Ontario; his sisters-in-law, Pauline Dussault of Richmond, Margaret Morgan of St. Albans, Lucille Brown and her husband, Curtis of St. Albans, Shirley Abell and her husband, Jim of Concord, N.C., and Joan Mulheron and her husband, Ralph; his brothers-in-law, Boyd Aldrich and his wife Barbara of Tyngsboro, Mass. and John Aldrich and his wife, Fran of Germantown, Md.; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and twenty-eight nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by a daughter, Dianne Pratt, and a step-son, Kevin Swainback. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Angels Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Dussault family lot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Heart Association, PO Box 485, Williston, VT 05495, or the Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell Street, South Burlington, VT 05403-9987. Friends may call on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.
Carol May (Hathaway) Sweeney-Fullington
, 62, of Waterville, passed away peacefully in Fletcher Allen Health Care late Tuesday evening, August 8, 2000 with her family and friends by her side. She was born in Jamaica Plains, Mass. on May 16, 1938, the daughter of the late Melvin and Doris (Newton) Hathaway. She was a graduate of Champlain College moving to Fairfax in 1978 and then to Waterville in 1988. Carol found a very special, loving and lifelong true companion in her marriage to Forris ""Buster Fullington in 1991. She was a member of the Waterville Union Church and very active with the Ladies Aid organization of Waterville. Carol was full of life and took great pride in out stepping her children whenever dancing. She also enjoyed knitting, watching baseball, playing cards and was especially fond of her Scrabble games. Although inflicted with painful Rheumatoid Arthritis for much of her life, Carol always remained positive, finding a loving smile for everyone. She was a great inspiration to her family, teaching them the value of being honest, hard working and loving to everyone. She gave unconditionally to others all her life, and continued to do so even in death as an eye donor so that others may see. Her pride and joy was her family and she especially treasured every precious moment spent with her grandchildren. Carol was a great mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all of those who had the good fortune in their lives to know and love her. She is survived by; her loving husband, Forris Frederic ""Buster Fullington of Waterville; one son, Mel Sweeney of Long Island, N.Y.; one daughter, Estelle Leclair and her husband, Jeffrey of Essex; a sister, Margo Thomas and her husband, John of Johnson; four grandchildren, Isis Sweeney of Long Island, N.Y., Alex, Jeremy, and Zachary Leclair, all of Essex; several cousins; her favorite dog, ""Cocoa and her favorite cat, ""Babe. Visiting hours will be held in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Sunday, August 13, 2000 from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Waterville Union Church, Waterville on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Richard Dickey officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. As it was Carols wish to provide for her grandchildrens future education, in lieu of flowers, and honoring Carols request, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Estelle Leclair, 27 Butternut Court, Essex Junction, VT 05452, or to The Athritis Foundation, Vermont & Northern New York Chapter, PO Box 422, Burlington, VT 05402. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax.
, 59, passed away at his home in Newport Center on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000. He was born April 18, 1941, the son of Gerard and Simone (Lapalme) Meunier. Richard worked for Jay Peak Ski Area for 39 years and was very involved in building the lifts and trail systems there. He worked as the trail groomer supervisor as well as groomer operator himself, his favorite job at the mountain. He enjoyed playing the piano, guitar and harmnica. He was a member of Vermont Curisillo since 1972. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughters Michelle Columbia and her husband, Robert, and Anita LaPlante and her husband, Randy; sons Andre Meunier and his wife, and Patrick; his grandchildren, Shawn, Anthony and Christopher Columbia, Chelsey and Britney Meunier, and Danielle and Chantal LaPlante; brother Paul and his wife, Jeannette; sisters Diane and her husband, Christopher Souza, Rita and her husband, Gerald Wheeler, and Jane and her husband, Robert Powell; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in Sacred Heart Church in Troy on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will folllow in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell. Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, Newport.
died on Tuesday, August 8, 2000 in Burlington. Born in Braintree, Mass. on August 14, 1921, he was the son of the late Laurence A. Trainor and Louise McCarthy Trainor. On July 29, 1944, he married Ruth Simpson Lewis. He attended Braintree schools, graduated from Harvard College, and attended the Littaeur School of Public Administration, as well as the BU Graduate School of Education. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army as an officer in the Field Artillery and as a Generals Aide in the Pacific. After the war, he served in the Mass. National Guard for over 20 years, retiring as Battalion Commander of the 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery, 26th Yankee Division. He was an American History teacher for five years, and then joined B.F. Goodrich Company. He worked in plants in Watertown, Mass., South Deerfield, Mass., Fort Wayne, Ind. and Camden, S.C. He was a member of the Harvard Varsity Club, the Braintree Historical Society, the Dugout Club, and was a former member of the Braintree School Committee, the Fort Jackson Golf Club, and the Harvard College Schools Committee. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; his three children, all of Burlington; son Robert and partner, Lavenia Medeiros and daughters, Martha Day and husband, Michael, and Susan Trainor and husband, William Orleans. He is also survived by his four beloved grandchildren, Megan, Kate, Louis and Max. A memorial libera service will be held at the UVM Catholic Center on Redstone Campus at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2000. A burial service will be held at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass. on Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. If desired, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army in his name.
, 52, died at home, Wednesday, August 9, 2000 surrounded by family and friends following an illness with cancer. She was born October 24, 1947 in Augusta, Ga. and moved to Vt. when she was two and one half years old.Barb attended Twinfield High School in Marshfield. She worked for the Counseling Service of Addison County over the past 15 years at the Evergreen House in Middlebury. While there, she helped hundreds of people recovering from mental illnesses. She set the tone for the program through her warmth, non-judgemental way of interacting with people, and her overall good nature. Barb thoroughly enjoyed her time spent with the people she worked with who became her second family, especially Glenda, Julia, Ed, and Linda. Our mother was very special to us and brought much joy to our lives. She always had a way of making us laugh with her quirky sense of humor. Mom had no problem embarrassing us in public with a smile on her face. It was one of her qualities we came to appreciate the most. She and her twin sister Sandy were especially close. Mom always managed to pop in on her just in time for dinner. She most loved spending time with her family, long walks, and her classical music. Survivors include three children, Bobbi Jo Leddick and her husband George of Swanton; Don Davis, Jr. and his wife, Lily of Bristol, and Leslie Davis of South Burlington; four grandchildren, Tiaunna, Page, and William Leddick, and Ryan Davis; three sisters, Polly Bartee of Va., Sandy Shusda of Hinesburg, and Debbie Hutchins of Del.; stepfather Lawrence Hutchins of Plainfield; and four stepbrothers, Michael of N.C., Daryle of Burlington, Bryce of Colchester, and Bradley of Vergennes; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Mark Page who died during the Korean War where he was a P.O.W., and her mother Helen Hutchins on October 6, 1997. We would like to thank all of her doctors and nurses at Fletcher Allen Health Care who helped take such good care of her. We also give a special thanks to the hospice staff, especially Linda McMeekin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Friends may call in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Rd., Colchester, VT 05446
, 84, died at his residence in the town of Rupert on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000. Born Nov. 5, 1915, in Rupert, he was the son of Georgianna (Leach) and Robert Graf. Mr. Graf graduated from Mt. Hermon in 1934 and St. Lawrence University in 1938 and was was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He served 24 years in the Vermont legislature representing Rupert, Pawlet and Wells and was a justice of the peace. He was vice president of Soil Conservation; past president of Vermont Farm Bureau, a Mason, Shriner and a member of Modern Woodmen of America, Bennington County Regional Commisson and the Lady Bird Johnson Beautification Project. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lois (Rees) Graf; three daughters, Marcia Russo, Vicki Graf and Cindi Roberts; eight grandchildren, David Russo, Joel Russo, Gabe Russo, Jeremy Russo, Genevieve Hathaway, Rebecca Grannis, Mimi Rerts and Paul Roberts; three great-grandchildren, Emma Russo, Sarah Russo and Kaylan Hathaway. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel at the Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Pawlet with the Rev. William Johnstone officiating. No calling hours will be scheduled. A reception will be held at the Graf home following the services. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be sent to the Robert Graf Conservation Fund, c/o Harvey Carter, 4758 Chelsea Road, Corinth, Vt. 05039, in lieu of flowers, Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, N.Y.
, 94, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000 in Clark Residential Care in Vergennes. She was born October 28, 1905 in Grafton, N.H., the daughter of Walter and Lulu (Howard) McIntyre. She was a member of Ferrisburgh Grange and Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church. Margery is survived by two children, Phillip Griffith of Lakeland, Fla., Glenn Griffith of Colchester; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son, Roger Griffith, daughters Phyllis Griffith and Edith McAllister. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church. Interment will be in East Cemetery in Williston. Friends may call in Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made in her memory to Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church, Attn: Rev. Mari Clark, Hollow Road, North Ferrisburgh, or Ferrisburgh Grange, Attn: Anna Husk, 1341 Little Chicago Road, Ferrisburgh.
Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) Hiser
died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Born in New York City on November 19, 1949, she is survived by her husband, John Hiser; her daughter, Jessica Normand, 19; her sons, Will Hiser, 10, Peter Hiser, 8, of Charlotte; and her parents, Howard and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick of Cabot. She was the oldest of five children, and survived by, Nancy Chase of Montpelier, Howard Fitzpatrick of Cabot, William Fitzpatrick of Marshfield, and Amy Smith of Warwick, N.Y.; as well as six nieces and eight nephews. Elizabeth, known to those who loved her as Betsy, held an M.S.R.D., and was a nationally recognized nutritionist and author. She was a leader in clinical research, teaching, and made unique contributions in the area of diabetes, heart disease and weight control. Before being the founding nutrition editor of Eating Well Magazine, Elizabeth spent ten years as a research dietician for the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. In 1998 her book, The Other Diabetes was published, to much success. Her numerous awards of recognition include: The American Dietetic Associations Media Excellence Award, the Vermont Dietetic Associations Pyramid Award, as well as The Institute of Food Technologies Science Journalism Award, and several nominations for the coveted James Beard Award. Elizabeths hobbies were gardening, wild flowers, walking, daily hikes up to Mt. Philo, and her passion for healthy cooking with ingenious self-thought recipes. The family of Elizabeth would like to invite family and friends to a memorial service to be held at Mt. Philo State Park on Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betsys memory to the American Cancer Society or any childrens cancer fund. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
, 73, of Alburg died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following a long illness. He was born Feb. 3, 1927, the son of the late Armand and Laura (Lanoue) Rathe. Donald attend St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Winooski. He worked at W.C. Kirby, General Electric, and for many years at Rathes Sanitary Landfill in Colchester. Donald was a member of the Moose Lodge in St. Albans and the American Legion in Bristol. Among his many hobbies, he enjoyed playing pool and traveling where he spent the last 15 years, in Florida. He is survived by one daughter, Susan White of Colchester; two grandchildren, Jason White of Colchester, and Jennifer White of Boston, Mass.; his companion, Helen Richard of Napierville, Quebec; one brother, Lawrence and his wife, Theresa Rathe, of Winooski; two sisters, Cecile and her husband, Louis Plankey, of Colchester, and Jacqueline and her husband, Eugene Plourde, of South Burligton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Donald was predeceased by one brother and one sister-in-law, Louis and Suzanne Rathe; and one sister, Lucille Duval. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 143 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.
, 93, lifelong resident of this area, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday evening, August 9, 2000 with her family by her side. She was born in Wolcott on November 2, 1906, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Dale) Graves. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking and rug making over the years. She was predeceased by her husband, Alton E. Stoddard. She is survived by two sons, Melvin Stoddard and his wife, Jadie of Wolcott, Alden Stoddard and his wife, Glee of Hyde Park; three daughters, Viola Janowski of Ariz., Jeanette Rodriguez of Morrisville, Rosalie Fuller of North Hyde Park; two sisters, Lola Sears of Johnson, Elsa Roberson of Ark.; 18 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Baby Stoddard; one brother, Ralph Graves; two sisters, Hilda Perez and Ella Alexander. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family, with interment in the family lot in Fairmont Cemetery, Wolcott. Memorial contributions may be made in Ruths memory to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Avenue, Morrisville, VT 05661. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Brooklyn Street, Morrisville.
peacefully in her ninety second year on Thursday, August 10, 2000. Wife of the late Samuel Charles Hoffman. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Myra and Seth Barovick. Cherished Bubbie of Sheindl Rothman and Jack Rudnicki, Michael Rothman, Karen and Murray Diamond and Aviva Rothman. In memory of our dear mother, donations may be made to the Jewish Nursing Home, 5750 Lavoie, Montreal H3W 3H5, Q.C., Canada. Friends are welcome to visit on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 22 and 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
, 80, of 50 Truman Avenue, died August 10, 2000 in the Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington. She was born in Rouses Point on April 14, 1920, the daughter of Jesse and Ellen (Frenya) Forgays. Mrs. Jarvis was a member of St. Peters Church. She married Herbert D. Jarvis on October 24, 1972. He predeceased her on January 4, 1999. Trudy was a World War II Coast Guard Veteran serving in Portsmouth, N.H. Following World War II she was employed in several downtown Plattsburgh businesses and completed her career working at Urban Renewal/HUD as a secretary for 12 years, retiring in 1974. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, William and Cindy LaWare of Williston; one brother and sister-in-law, Francis ""Frank and Elaine Forgays of Fla.; one sister, Ella Mae Weldon of Plattsburgh; and two grandchildren, Sara Donnelly LaWare and Adam Jarvis LaWare. Calling hours will be held today, Friday, August 11, 2000 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday in St. Peters Church at 9 a.m., with the Rev. William Reamer officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.
, 62, of Breezy Acres in Colchester, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2000 at home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Randolph, on August 29, 1937 the daughter of the late Maurice and Hilda (Brown) Taft. She graduated from Spaulding High School Class of 1955. In 1956 she graduated from nursing school at Putnam Memorial Hospital. On June 28, 1958 she married Richard Oesterle in St. Francis DeSales Church in Bennington. Marie dedicated 29 years as a nurse in the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. She is survived by her husband Richard Oesterle of Colchester; two children, Ellen Oesterle of Boston, Mass. and Steven Oesterle and his wife, Kimberly of Essex, Vt.; three grandchildren, Justin, Cory, and Sara Oesterle; a sister, Marilyn Mock and her husband Harold of White River Jct.; her very special friends, Elizabeth and Janie; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 12, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Colchester. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Maries memory to the American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT 05601, the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446, or to the charity of ones choice. Visiting hours will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.
, 90, longtime resident of Huntington, died Thursday, August 10, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Essex February 2, 1910, the son of Warren and Minnie (Whitton) Saxton. He graduated from Cambridge High School and the Burlington Business College. He married Irene Phillips in Huntington on June 24, 1942 in the family homestead. She predeceased him in 1993. Lucius was an active member of the Huntington community. He was a member of the United Baptist Church of Huntington, where he was the organist for many years. He was active in the Chittenden County singing groups and loved entertaining the residents of Burlington Health and Rehabilitation with his ukelele. He painted all of the street signs for the Town of Huntington and many of the area business signs. He was an avid hiker and outdoorsman. He is survived by his daughter, Aida M. Pluss of Springfield; his grandchildren, Julia R. Pluss of Cambridge, Mass., Betsy M. Pluss of Syracuse, N.Y., Dale W. Pluss of Springfield, Vt. and many close friends. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. in the United Baptist Church of Huntington. Visiting hours will be Saturday 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the parish hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the church. Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot Street, Richmond in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Ralph "Doobie" LaPointe
, 43, of Shelburne died on Saturday, August 12, 2000 while sailing on Lake Champlain. Born and raised in Winooski, Doobie attended Rice Memorial High School, Vermont Academy, and the University of Vermont. Doobie leaves his loving and beloved family; his wife, Maria Cimonetti, and their two daughters, Eliza, 13, and Sophie, 6; his mother, Cathryn ""Kit Maroney Lapointe; and Uncle Bob Maroney of Winooski; his sister, Michele Steady and her husband, David, and their children, Mckay and Samantha; his brother, David and his wife, Suzanne and their children, David, Aaron, and Abby; Marias parents, Bill and Tanya Cimonetti; Marias brother, Mike and his wife, Wendi. He was predeceased by his father, Ralph Lapointe, and his dog, Luther. Doobie was a spirited free thinker, lover of mountains and water and of the many beautiful places in the northeast especially Vermont. An avid hiker, snowshoer and sailor, Doobie enjoyed the outdoors on his own terms. He didnt need to be an expert to have fun, nor did he need to reach the top every time; he found beauty along the way as long as he had his equipment! Doobie enjoyed all sports, starting from when he served as batboy for his fathers baseball teams at UVM. Doobie was a teddy bear of a man with his hair wildly curled and an ear splitting grim. He had a firm handshake and if he knew you well, a manly hug, along with a boisterous welcome, arms akimbo. Doobie was everybodys friend and a magnet for all people, especially children. Quick with a joke or a few kind words, his friends adored him. But most of all, he loved his family. He was so proud of Maria, who worked hard and long to become a midwife, of Eliza for her strength of spirit, and of his fun-loving and determined Sophie. He was a professional bartender, and if a bartender can be said to be a non-believers priest and confessor that was Doobie. He brought class, dignity, honesty, humor and joy to his work. He will leave a void and ache in the hearts of all who knew him. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held on Friday, August 18, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lake Champlain Yacht Club, 2790 Harbor Road in Shelburne. A further gathering of family and friends will be held later that afternoon at 5:00 p.m. at the Ethan Allen Club, 298 College Street in Burlington. Donations in Doobies memory may be made to the Ralph Lapointe Scholarship Fund at the University of Vermont.
, 90, formerly of Wall Street, died Sunday afternoon at her home in the Pillsbury Manor Apartments in Burlington. She was born February 11, 1910 in Lancaster, N.H. , the daughter of Francis and Olivine (Bilodeau) Nadeau. She attended schools in Lancaster and graduated from Lancaster High School in 1927, as Valedictorian. She later worked for the farm bureau office in Lancaster for several years. On September 16, 1938, she married Alcide ""Al Cote in Lancaster. She had made her home in Springfield since 1940, and together with her husband, they owned and operated the Springfield Bakery on Main Street for over 50 years. She was a longtime member of St. Marys Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, The Springfield Chamber of Commerce, The Springfield Quota Club, and the New England Retail Bakers Association. For the past 5 years, she and her husband have made their home in Burlington. Survivors include her husband Alcide ""Al Cote of Burlington; a daughter, Anne Highleyman of Treasure Island, Fla.; three sons, Alcide ""Pete Cote, Jr. of Springfield, Armand ""Joe Cote and his wife, Connie of Essex Junction ; and Andre Cote of Manassas, Va.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a sister, Doris Derosier of Lancaster, N.H.; two brothers, Donald Nadeau of Chester, and Hubert Nadeau of Lancaster, N.H.; and by several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 11 a.m. in St. Marys Church, with the Rev. William Chant officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Marys Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at St. Marys Church, 40 Summer Street, Springfield, VT 05156, or to a charity of ones choice. rrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel.
, 78, of Hyde Park passed away unexpectedly in a tractor accident at his home on Sunday afternoon, August 13, 2000. He was born in Craftsbury on December 13, 1921, the son of the late Edward Aubrey and Floadys Lucina (Wells) Cubit. He married the former Gladys ""Dolly Dudley on June 18, 1949 and they had just celebrated fifty years of a loving marriage in June of 1999. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Force. He was a local dairy farmer for many years and in his retirement years fulfilled his lifelong dream of being a tractor trailer truck driver; by driving part-time for the Cole Turf Company in Johnson. He was an active member and Deacon of the First Congregational Church of North Hyde Park, Past Master of Mt. Norris Lodge #69 F & AM and Odd Fellows past Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Vermont. He enjoyed baseball, playing as a younger man in the area leagues over the years, looked forward to deer hunting every year, and never passed up an good card game with his family. He loved to read, enjoying the quiet times spent in the den in his favorite gray recliner. But most of all, he loved his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and best friend. He will be greatly missed by all of those who had the special privilege of knowing and loving him. He is survived by, his loving wife of fifty-one years, Gladys ""Dolly Cubit of Hyde Park; four daughters and their husbands, Debbie and Mark Cochran of Hyde Park, Lisa and Donald Hill of Hyde Park, Cindy and Jim Arsenault of Conn., and Gayla and Brad Welch of Duxbury; two brothers, Levi Cubit of Conn., and Carroll ""Buddy and his wife, Barbara of Essex Junction; two sisters, Sarah Bundy of Williston and Thelma Delisle of White River Junction; ten grandchildren, Kristopher Warren Dompierre and fiance, Ruth Ingalls of Hyde Park, Kenny Dompierre of Hyde Park, Shannon Hill and friend, Crystal Hess of Hyde Park, Erin Marie Hill of Hyde Park, Shauna McSherry of Conn., Diana McSherry of Conn., Erin Morgan McSherry of Conn., Brent James Arsenault of Conn., Dillon Welch of Duxbury, Aubrey Welch of Duxbury; two great-grandchildren, Sierra Dompierre of Hinesburg and Mysha Dompierre of North Hyde Park; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends, and his favorite dog, ""Cheyenne. He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard Cubit and Percy Cubit; two sisters, Gwendolyn Slicer and Floreta Lanpher. Visiting hours will be held today, Tuesday, August 15, 2000 in the White-Fiess Funeral Home from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Congregational Church in North Hyde Park, with the Rev. Michael Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Eden Corners Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Bills memory to the First Congregational Church c/o Treasurer Anne Atherton, PO Box 1256, Morrisville, VT 05661. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Brooklyn Street, Morrisville.
BRIDPORT - In loving memory of
James Robert Goodrich
. Born October 11, 1982, passed away unexpectedly August 13, 2000. He attended Middlebury Union High School, where he would have been a senior this year. James loved life, and lived it to the fullest. Every day was an adventure for him. If he wasnt out with his friends, he could be found in the backyard working on someones car. He was the original ""shade tree mechanic. James had so many friends who were around so much, that they became part of the family. He was a very loving, sensitive, gentle, and generous young man who was always there to lend a hand, and was loved by all who knew him. He leaves his mother and stepfather, Leatrice and Terry Morris; his father, Tracy Goodrich; brother and sister-in-law, Shawn and Amanda Richards, and their daughter, Ryann Richards; his sister Kim Richards; a very special uncle, Rodney Richards; and a very special teacher who was very influential in his life, Mr. Cousino. He also leaves his grandmother, Ethel Cram and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be at a later date. Friends may call in the funeral home on Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Contributions may be made in his memory to Middlebury Rescue Squad, Middlebury, VT 05753.
, 60, died Sunday, August 13, 2000 in the Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland on February 11, 1940, the daughter of the late George and Williamina (Aitkin) Agnew. She is survived by two daughters, Karen and her husband, Dan Justice of St. George, Eva and her husband, Joe Kranz of Winooski; five grandchildren, D.J. Justice, Joshua, Emily, Joey, and Abigail Kranz; one sister, Wilma and her husband, Jorge Faith of Norwalk, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves several brothers and sisters and their families that live back home in Scotland. Annie was a very dedicated mom to her two daughters and will be deeply missed. She was kind hearted, fun loving and made many friends during her life and will be missed by them as well. The family would like to give special thanks to the Starr Farm Nursing Center for their wonderful care and compassion. A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Starr Farm Nursing Center, 98 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main Street, Winooski
, 89, a lifelong resident of Waterbury, passed away in the Squier House on Sunday, August 13, 2000. Born in Waterbury on August 9, 1911, she was the daughter of the late James R. and Florice (Corse) Stewart. On October 11, 1931, she married Donald B. Williams in Richford. Mr. Williams passed away on February 24, 1983. Survivors include two sons, Willsie D. Williams of Duxbury, and J. Stewart Williams of Holland, Mich.; two grandchildren, one great grandchild; three sisters, Ruth Demeritt of Waterbury, Helen Conrad of Titusville, Fla., and Theda McKenzie of Burlington; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, James R. Stewart, Jr. Memorial services will be held from the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. where friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of the service. Inurnment will follow in Hope Cemetery in Waterbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Squier House, 26 Union Street, Waterbury 05676.
, 100, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away Monday evening, August 14, 2000 in Northwestern Medical Center. She was born in Georgia October 17, 1899, the daughter of the late Merritt O. and Jessie A. (Barnes) Bragg. Her husband, John J. ""Jack Klecka died November 4, 1977. They were married in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. on February 18, 1937. In 1949 they returned to the home place in Georgia from Mt. Vernon and established a Massey Ferguson and New Holland Farm Machinery dealership, which they operated until retirement in 1971. Florence was a graduate of the Mary Fletcher School of Nursing, class of 1922. She was a member of Banner Grange #356, the Georgia Historical Society, and Northwestern Medical Center Auxiliary. She served on the Presidential Task Force during the Reagan Administration. She held all offices within the Georgia United Methodist Church and was the first female to be elected as a Trustee of the church. Survivors include a step-son and his wife, Jackie and Phyllis Klecka of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three nieces, Shirley Moss of Georgia Plain, Rachel Magoon of Waldorf, Md., and Marjie Lang and her husband, Arnold of St. Albans Town. She also leaves a nephew, Gerald Bragg of Georgia. In addition to her husband, Jack, she was predeceased by three brothers, Daniel Bragg, Wellington Bragg, and Merton Bragg; and two sisters, Elida Spooner and Grace Bragg and a nephew, Willard Spooner. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the Georgia United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the family lot in Georgia Plain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Restoration Fund of the Georgia United Methodist Church, c/o Shirley Aiken, 848 Sandy Birch Road, Milton, VT 05468. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.
passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at the age of 83. He was the husband of Eunice Sylvia Groh. They had been married for 54 years. Mr. Groh was born in Boston, Mass. on November 1, 1916, the son of John and Ella (Flatow) Groh II. He served in the Army during World War II in Italy and the Phillipines. John followed in his fathers footsteps and became a pharmacist, graduating from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Class of 1951. He worked as a pharmacist for several stores in the area. In addition to his wife, Eunice, he leaves a sister, Marie L. Groh in Auburn, Mass.; cousins, and his friends. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Falmouth, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center, a facility that gave him respect and loving care, 300 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401, or a charity of ones choice.
CRAFTSBURY/NEW YORK CITY -
Margaret Grant Paterson
, 85, a former resident of Craftsbury and New York City, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000 in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. She was born in Craftsbury, October 28, 1914, the daughter of James and Frances (Grant) Paterson. She was a 1932 graduate of Craftsbury Academy, received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Vermont and in 1943 earned her Masters in Social Work from Northwestern University in Chicago. Miss Paterson was employed for many years by the Community Service Society of New York City. About 6 years ago, she returned to Vermont and resided at Union House in Glover and later entered the Community Care Center in East Craftsbury. She had recently moved to Copley Manor in Morrisville. She was a member of Riverside Church in New York City and transferred her membership to the United Presbyterian Church in East Craftsbury. Her nieces and nephews were a very important part of her life. She leaves 2 brothers, Robert Paterson of Boise, Idaho, and Thomas Paterson of New York City; 2 sisters, Mary Roberts of Montpelier and Dorothy Smith of Southington, Conn.; 19 nieces and nephews and many cousins. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, James and John Paterson and a sister, Martha McCarty. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, in the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. James MacKellar officiating. Interment will follow in the East Craftsbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Craftsbury Public Library, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home of Craftsbury Common is in charge of arrangements.
, 63, of Granville, N.Y. died on August 16, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born June 23, 1937 in New York City, and was a self employed professional photographer. Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Directors.
, 99, of Londonderry, died Thursday, August 17, 2000 in the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on November 28, 1900, a daughter of Homer J. and Myra L. (Kingsbury) Twitchell. She attended local schools and graduated from Montpelier Seminary, class of 1922. She was very fond of young children and enjoyed gardening, and loved her cats. Before her marriage in 1926 to William Ralph Bolster of Weston, a local herdsman, she taught elementary school in Peru and Weston. After their marriage, they lived briefly in N.J. before moving to Mass., where they remained until they returned to South Londonderry in the 1970?s. Mr. Bolster died in 1982. She is survived by two nephews, James H. Twitchell of Londonderry and A. Robert Twitchell of South Londonderry; a niece, Catherine (Bolster) Beers of N.Y.; several gndnieces and grandnephews; as well as a sister-in-law, Helen T. Twitchell of South Londonderry. She was preceded in death by her sister, Charlotte K. Twitchell Shattuck, who died in 1982, and her brother, Arthur K. Twitchell who died in 1986. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. in the Glebe View Cemetery in South Londonderry. The Rev. Malcolm Hamblett of the First Baptist Church of South Londonderry will officiate. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Bolsters memory may be made to the First Baptist Church in South Londonderry, c/o Ellen Lyman, RFD, Main Street, South Londonderry, VT 05155, or the Londonderry Conservation Fund, c/o Londonderry Town Clerk, PO Box 118, South Londonderry, VT 05155. White Funeral Home, Townshend, Vt. is in charge of arrangements.
DELAND, FLA./JOHNSON -
Catherine Stewart Howarth Carter-Lewia
, 86, retired attorney-at-law, of DeLand, Fla. and Johnson, Vt., died Thursday, August 17, 2000 in the Woodland Terrace nursing home in DeLand. Dr. Carter spent her summers in Vermont starting in 1946, and lived for many years in retirement in her home on Ober Hill in Johnson. In addition to her legal practice, she also had a marriage counseling practice until the mid-1980?s. She was also active in many community projects. Dr. Carter was the 112th woman to be admitted to practice of law in the state of Florida. A graduate of Stetson University and Stetson University Law School, she also held a Masters Degree in International Law from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Following her graduation from law school in May of 1934, at the age of 20, she was the youngest attorney to ever receive her law degree from Stetson. She received special dispensation from the Florida Supreme Court and was licensed to practice law in Florida before she was 21. Prior to her retirement, she was honored by the Florida Bar Association for 50 years of practicing law in Fla. She joined her mother and uncle, Mary Stewart Howarth-Hewitt and Tom B. Stewart in the law firm of Stewart & Stewart, established in 1882 by her grandfather, Isaac A. Stewart. In later years, she was joined by her son Brinly S. Carter, another Stetson Law School graduate, and the firm continued as Carter & Carter until his death in the late 1980?s, the family law firm having given over 100 years of service to area residents. A life-long member of the Florida Bar Association, she served on its probate and constitution committees, the latter of which proposed a revision of the Florida Constitution. She also servedas the Florida Bar representative to the 1945 and 1947 sessions of the Florida Legislature. In 1947, Mrs. Carters interest in real estate law led her to become a founding trustee of the Lawyers Title Guarantee Fund, which is now known as the Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, and is the largest title insurance underwriter in Florida, and the sixth largest in the United States. A Democrat for her entire life, Mrs. Carter served as Congressional Committeewoman for the Fifth District of Florida. She was also campaign manager for Millard F. Caldwell, Jr., in his successful campaign to become governor of Florida in 1945. Mrs. Carter was predeceased by her husband, Henry G. Lewia of Johnson and her sons, Casper H. Carter of Nashville, Tenn. and Brinly S. Carter of DeLand, Fla. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Sara Carter Moreau of DeLand, Fla.; her son, John S. H. Carter of Lovell, Main; and her step-son, Gordon Lewia, of Morrisville, Vt.; and twelve grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Stetson University Law School for women law students in the name of Catherine Howarth Carter. (Address: Dean, School of Law, Stetson University, DeLand, Fla.) Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in DeLand, Fla. Lankford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
, 77, wife of Morris Earle, Sr. of 216 North Street, New Haven, died of pneumonia in Porter Hospital in Middlebury on August 19, 2000. Friends may call in Brown-McClay Funeral Home, 4 South Street, Bristol, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
, 77, wife of Morris Earle, Sr. of 216 North St., New Haven, died of pneumonia in Porter Hospital in Middlebury on Aug. 19, 2000. She was born Sept. 20, 1922, in New York City, N.Y., the daughter of Frederick and Margaret Osborn. Virginia Earles survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sisters, Mrs. Alice Breese of Hights- town, N.J., and Mrs. Margery Erickson of Bedford, Mass.; a brother, hn J. Osborn of San Anselmo, Calif; four sons, Walter K. Earle of Rockville, Md., Ralph H. Earl of Chapel Hill, N.C., Frederick O. Earle of South Burlington, and Dr. Morris Earle Jr. of Middlebury; six grandsons; and two granddaughters. At her request, she will be cremated and buried in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home, 4 South St., Bristol, Vt., on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in September. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Bristol Area Rescue Squad, Bristol, Vt. 05443.
, 91, died Sunday, August 20, 2000 in Birchwood Terrace Nursing home in Burlington. Mr. Bruley was born in North Hero on Sept. 9, 1908, the son of Edwin and Melvina (Pearo) Bruley. He had worked for many years for Thermo Wire in South Hero. He had also worked in poultry and dairy farming, as a logger, in construction, and for the Rutland Railroad. Charles was married to Edith Mae Jacobs, who predeceased him. He was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church in Grand Isle. He is survived by his sons and their wives, Edwin and Yvonne Bruley of South Burlington, and Richard and Marie Bruley of Orangeburg, S.C.; and by his grandchildren, Edwin Jr., Dawn and Shawn Bruley; and by his great-grandchildren, Staci, and Kaitlyn. He was predeceased by his brothers, Wilson and Robert Bruley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Josephs Catholic Church in Grand Isle. Burial will follow in the Grand Isle Cemetery. Memorials in Charles memory may be made to the Grand Isle Rescue, PO Box 79, Grand Isle, VT 05458, or the VNA Home Care Program, 564 U.S. Route 2, South Hero, Vt 05486. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7, Milton.
, 79, died Sunday, August 20, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born on April 20, 1921 in Shelburne, the son of Bert and Helen (Guyette) Busier. Raymond was a plumber and electrician in the Hinesburg and Starksboro area for 50 years. He was Tax Collector for 17 years and held many other town offices in Starksboro. Raymond is survived by nine children, Conrad Busier of Bakersfield, Gilman of Calif., Philip of Weybridge, Susan Peet of St. George, Doreen Kendall of Hinesburg, Ellen Denton of South Burlington, Stephen Busier, Brian Busier, and Timothy Busier all of Hinesburg; 19 grandchildren; brother, William Busier of Essex Junction; sister, Milly Scarcelli of Fla.; several nieces and nephews; companion of 30 years, Muriel Brown of Starksboro; five step-children, Karey Ward and son, Brett, Debra and Chris Schryner and daughters, Tessi, Beth, Jodi; Ross and Steph Brown and daughter, Marcie; Darcy and Paul Gil and sons, Kyle and Kody Thacker, Wendy Shepard and sons, Chad, Corey, Craig; Raymonds dog, Kiti. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Green Mount Cemetery in Starksboro. Friends may call in the funeral home Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol, 05443.
, age 74, of Holy Cross Road in Colchester, died Monday, August 21, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, following a long illness. He was born in Charlotte on August 13, 1926, the son of the late Rufus and Marion (Whitney) Greenia. He served in the United States Army in World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He was married in Burlington, on June 22, 1948 to Shirley (Bean). He worked for 42 years for Goss Tire Company, and was a carrier for the Burlington Free Press for the past 21 years. He was an avid bird watcher. He enjoyed the countless hours spent with his grandchildren. He took pride in his newspaper route, never missing a delivery in 21 years. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Greenia of Colchester; five daughters, Brenda and her husband, David Ryan, Bonnie and her husband, John Hernandez, Barbara and her husband, Geoff Gover, Becky and her husband, John Fredericks, all of Colchester, Betsy and her husband, Douglas Ellwood of Milton; ten grandchildren: April, Michael, Erin, Bryan, Allyson, Alden, Clayton, Ellyse, Olivia, and Evan, and one sister; Muriel Cardinal. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, with interment following in Holy Cross Cemetery in Colchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, VT Division Inc., 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, August 23, 2000 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, Winooski.
, 78, a lifelong resident of St. Albans, passed away peacefully at his home, with his family at his side, on Monday afternoon, August 21, 2000. He was born in St. Albans on August 8, 1922, the son of the late Victor J. and Emma (Cota) Jarvis. On October 1, 1966 he married Lucille B. (Messier) Wells, who survives him. He owned and operated Vics Auto Body Shop in St. Albans for many years. Vic served with the 112th Infantry in the European Theater during World War II and received the Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal. He was a communicant of St. Marys Catholic Church and belonged to St. Albans Lodge #1566, BPOE, Robert E. Glidden Post 758, VFW, Green Mountain Post #1, American Legion and Champlain Country Club. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling and jigsaw puzzles. His greatest joy was his family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. In addition to his wife of 34 years, Lucille, Vic is survived by two sons, Brent and his wife, Lana Jarvis of Colchester, Clark Jarvis of South Royalton; a step-daughter and her husband, Jan and Stan Wells of St. Albans; two step-sons, Donald and his wife, Nancy Wells of Fairfield and Richard and his wife, Nancy Wells of New Gloucester, Maine. He also leaves two sisters, Doris Sullivan and Irene Press and a brother, Walter and his wife, Jeanette Jarvis all of St. Albans. Also, twelve grandchildren and their spouses, Tracy and Mohammed Sidibe of St. Albans, Kimberly and Shawn Earl of Milton, Laura Jarvis of Colchester, David Wells of Gray, Maine, Trevor and Tracey Reed of St. Albans, Deanne and Delbert Ray of Minot, Maine, Donald and Pamela Wells of Milton, Heather and Rene Lamothe of St. Albans, Emily Jarvis of Colchester, Erica Jarvis of South Royalton, and Amy and Heidi Grant of New Gloucester, Maine; also ten great-grandchildren, Joshua, Olivia, Tanner, Megan, Elizabeth, Logan, Jacob, Nate, Darian and Hannah; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Connie (Clark) Jarvis on December 23, 1964; a brother, Andrew; infant brother and sister, George and Dora; and two half brothers, John and William Jarvis. Victor fought a courageous battle. Rest now Pepe. We will miss your smile, sense of humor and hugs. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Heald Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Leonidas Laroche, pastor of St. Marys Church officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to either Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478, or American Cancer Society, Vermont Division,Inc. 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, until the time of the funeral. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.
, age 67, died Monday, August 21, 2000 in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Burlington, following a long illness. She was born in Essex Junction on February 18, 1933, the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Foster. She is survived by two sons; Edwin Cassidy, and Howard Kidd; one daughter, Katherine St. Pierre; two brothers, Fred and Norman Foster; two sisters, Lillian Chamberlin and Joyce Gale; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 9:30 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski, with interment following in Mountain View Cemetery in Essex. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, August 23, 2000 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, Winooski.
, age 83, widow of Lenard Longe, died Monday evening, August 21, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls. Interment will follow in the North Fairfield Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the North Fairfield Cemetery Association, c/o Eugene Hull, Duffy Hill Road, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.
, 74, died Monday, August 21, 2000 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Fairfax, Feb. 10, 1926, he was the son of the late Ernest & Mary (Wagner) Spaulding. On Feb. 10, 1949, he married Phyllis Marion Buck in Northfield. Walter was employed at T.J. McGovern Store in Cambridge as a mechanic and truck driver for 23 years, and later was employed as a custodian at Lamoille Union High School in Hyde Park for 20 years, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and traveling. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Phyllis M. Spaulding of Jeffersonville; 4 children: James Michael ""Mike Spaulding of Jeffersonville, Richard ""Dick Spaulding and wife, Charlene of Belvidere, Beverly Minor and husband, Thomas of Fletcher, Cindi Spaulding and husband, William ""Michael Jennings of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 4 grandchildren, Audra Fast and husband, Clint of Croxton, England, Richard Spaulding, Jr., Stephanie Spaulding, both of Belvidere, Adam Minor and wife, Melissa of Fletcher; 1 great-granddaughter, Makayla Minor of Fletcher; 1 brother, Norman Spaulding and wife, Doris of Hyde Park; 2 sisters, Marilyn Wescom and husband, Clifton of Johnson, Janet Frisco of East Haven, Conn.; 2 good friends, Sasquatch and Orvie; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. brother, Reginald Spaulding predeceased him in Aug. 1999. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville, with the Rev. Peggy Tooker officiating. Interment will follow in Jeffersonville Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lamoille County Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, VT 05661. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax.
departed this life on Monday, August 21, 2000 in the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington of both Alzheimers and Parkinsons diseases. He had been ill, gradually totally disabled for the past decade. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Katherine (Schindler) Teetor, who was at his bedside when he died; by daughter, Kathe (Phillip J.) Bowen; son Paul Robert; and five grandchildren: Matthew, Peter, and Diana Bowen, Nathan and Everett Teetor. Also surviving are brother, Stephen Douglas Teetor of Poultney, Vt. and Maui; nephews Douglas, Paul, and Mark Teetor, and niece, Nomeca Hartwell; son-in-law, Phillip J. Bowen and daughter-in-law, Anna Margaret Speicher. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Evangeline (Downey) of Laramie, Wyoming and Paul Teetor of Shandon, Ohio, and by an infant son. Paul was born in Detroit, Mich. in 1919. His early schooling was completed at Troy Conference Academy, Poultney and then he entered Princeton University, graduating in 1940. He joined the Army Air Corps, flying on a B-17, which was shot down during a bombing raid over Regensburg. He was a prisoner of war of the Germans for fifteen months in Stalagluft #1, liberated in early 1945. He resumed his legal studies at Columbia University, winning an LLB in 1947. As long planned, he became a member of the Vermont Bar. His Middlebury practice was interrupted when he was called up for Korean War Service. As an artillery officer, he commanded a firing battery stationed near enemy lines. Subsequently, he reopened his law office, making a succesful run for the States Attorney of Addison County. He organized the Vermont chapter of United World Federalists, serving on the National Board. In 1954, he joined the legal staff of Shell Oil. Early cases called for residence in Calif., where he earned an LLM at the University at Berkeley. In a career shift, he became an anti-trust prosecutor for the Federal Trade Commission and was elevated to the federal Administrative Law bench. In all his work, he was foremost an officer of the court. His family spent summers at Thompsons Point, Charlotte, coming from a distance until retiring to live in Middlebury. Judge Teetor was a member of the Selden Society, the American Society for Legal History, the Cosmos Club. Services will be held in St. Stephens Church in Middlebury at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2000. Graveside rites, including a military salute will be for the family only. Contributions in his memory may be made to Elderly Services, North Pleasant St., Middlebury, VT or the American Red Cross, 29 Mansfield Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.
, age 52, of Burlington, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will appear in Thursdays Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main Street, Winooski.
LaGRANGE, Ill. -
Ruth Marjorie Fifield Hadwen
, 65, formerly of South Hero, Vt., and longtime resident of LaGrange, died at her home, from cancer, Aug. 22, 2000. Mrs. Hadwen is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Hadwen Chapman of West Des Moines, Iowa; her son, Nathan Hadwen of Clarendon Hills; two grandchildren, Eva Hadwen and Cassandra Hadwen of Woodridge; her brothers, David Fifield of Clifton Park, N.Y., and Willis Fifield of South Hero; her stepmother, Ruth Fifeld of South Hero; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fiske and Jessie Fifield of South Hero; and two sisters, Gail Fifield Moffett and infant Martha Fifield. Mrs. Hadwen was born Dec. 22, 1934, in Grand Isle, Vt. She graduated from Lyndon Institute in Lyndonville, Vt., Mary Fletcher school of nursing (R.N.) in Burlington, Vt., and the College of St. Francis in Joliet, where she earned a B.S. in health sciences/nursing. She was married 25 years and divorced. In her nursing career, she was most recently a nursing home compliance officer for nursing homes in the suburban Chicago area. Before that, she was co-owner and hospice nurse of Home Hospice Nursing Inc. in LaGrange. Earlier, she served many years as the director of nursing at Colonial Manor Nursing and Convalescent Center in LaGrange. Her distinguished career included a Certification of Excellence in Geriatric Nursing from the American Nurses Association. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in LaGrange and played an active role in committee work there. A graveside service will be held in South Hero at 4 p.m. Monday, July 2. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 49, 415 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson, Wis. 53538.
, 91, passed away peacefully in the Morrisville Center of Genesis Eldercare on Wednesday afternoon, August 23, 2000. She was born in Wolcott on June 5, 1909, the daughter of the late Emery John and Eva (Kinney) Foss. She married Ralph Everton Graves on June 5, 1929. He predeceased her in August of 1970. Lonie was a member of the Wolcott Methodist Church and Lamoille Grange No. 233. She enjoyed caring for her family, friends and patients. Lonie didnt have time to be sick until the last few years. An L.P.N. at Copley Hospital for 30 years, a private duty nurse and mid-wife, a life-long Granger and farmer, she worked hard and long hours most of her life in the service of others. In between, she found time to make boiled dinners, pies, donuts, and ""fee-fees. In later life, she spent many happy hours playing bingo. Lonie spent several winters in Florida, doing all the driving down and back, completing her last trip at the age of 85. She will be greatly missed by everyone. She is survived by two sons, Everton Ralph and his wife, Marjorie, of Wolcott, and Adair Alan and his wife, Dorothy of East Montpelier; a very special niece, Marlene (Sabin) Manosh, of Morrisville; her sister, Margaret Hale of Hyde Park; her brother, Emery Frank Foss of Morrisville; ten grandchildren, Steven Graves of Fairfax, Mitchell Graves and wife, Deborah of Calais, Curtis Graves and wife, Mary Kay of Middlesex, Kevin Graves and wife, Joyce, of Singapore, Debbie Bartsch Wagner of Morrisville, David Bartsch of Middleton, N.H., Dennis Bartsch and wife, Patti, of Tunkhannock, Penn., Darren Bartsch of St. Albans, Donna Bartsch Godin and husband, Denis of Franklin, Vt., and Devin Graves and wife, Rita of North Hyde Park, Vt.; 21 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two daughters, Hester Audrey (Graves) Bartsch and Linda Graves; two sisters, Helen (Foss) Allaire and Marion (Foss) Hurst; three brothers, Warren Edson Foss, W. John Foss, and Edson Kinney Foss; and a special niece, Mary (Sabin) Jewett. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Puffer United Methodist Church, Morrisville, with interment following in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Visiting hours will be this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn Street, Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lonies memory would be appreciated either to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, VT 05661, or the Wolcott United Methodist Church, c/o Treasurer, Wolcott, VT 05680.
died August 23, 2000 in Morrisville. He was born on Nov. 12, 1918, the son of Jason and Ethel (Sylvester) Hart of Northfield. After attending Northfield High School and NYA School of Electronics, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. At the end of World War II, he entered radio broadcasting and was an engineer for several radio stations in Mass., Vt., and N.H. He was employed at General Electric in Burlington, in the environmental lab for 17 years, retiring in 1967. Always active in the Boy Scouts of America, he later organized and was the first scoutmaster of Troop 92 in Williston. He was a member of the Puffer United Methodist Church in Morrisville. He was employed at the Morristown Centennial Library. Brad belonged to several round and square dance clubs. Brad will be remembered for his love of music and dancing, his love of people and his sense of humor. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth and one son, David. A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. in Puffer United Methodist Church in Morrisville. Burial will be at a later date in St. Albans. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Vermont Heart Association or the Puffer United Methodist Church for their building fund. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
, 92, a resident of Swanton since 1979, died Wednesday evening, August 23, 2000, in the Verdelle Village Extended Care Facility in St. Albans Town. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 26, 2000 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton, with interment following in the Pickard Family Lot in the Alburg Center Cemetery. Friends may call in Kidder Memorial Home this evening, August 25, 2000 from 6 to 8 p.m. Gifts in Mrs. Parsons memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.
of Williston passed on to her much deserved peaceful rest early on the morning of August 24, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Franny and Mike Seguin of Burlington. Fran was born on July 4, 1921, in Manhattan, N.Y. She married Merlyn ""Mac Bastian on October 16, 1948. He predeceased her on August 7, 1993. She was also predeceased by an infant daughter, Mary, in 1958. Fran was an accomplished seamstress. She took great pride and served well in several jobs, including positions at the House of Sewing in Essex Junction, the Daffodil, Almys, The Diet Workshop and Weight Watchers. She will be remembered as an extremely generous person. Thank you, mom, for your lesson in unconditional love. Fran was lovingly cared for in her last months with great kindness and compassion by the staffs at Green Mountain Nursing Home and Smith Four at Fletcher Allen Health Care. There will be no public service. Visiting hours will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frans memory may be made to COTS, 179 South Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT 05401, or the Humane Society of Chittenden County, Queen City Park Road, South Burlington, VT 05403.
, 65, died Saturday evening, August 26, 2000 at his residence on Mountain View Drive. Jim was born in Fargo, N.D. on April 7, 1935, the son of Percy and Cecila (Grommesh) Aamodt. He graduated from Barnesville High School in Barnesville, Minn. and also from the North Dakota State University. On August 8, 1959, he married the former Twylah M. Franklin who survives him. For thirty years, Jim was associated with the United States Department of Justice, retiring in 1990 as a Special Agent for the U.S. Border Patrol. On September 4, 1990, he became associated with the United States Marshall Service and was assigned as a court security officer at the Federal Building in Burlington. Due to his illness, he retired in June of this year. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army and was an active member of the American Legion, Green Mountain Post One in St. Albans, and served as the Legions Financial Officer for several years. He was a devoted member of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and served as a commissioner and sexton of Saint Marys Cemetery for ten years. He was also a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Barnesville, Minn. Council. In addition to his wife, Twylah of forty one years, Jim leaves his mother, Mrs. Cecilia Aamodt of Barnesville, Minn.; a son, Michael J. Aamodt of North Hero; three daughters, Loree L. Garceau and her husband, Greg of St. Albans, JoLea J. Aamodt and her husband, Randy Reed of Sheldon and Kristie K. Aamodt of Bakersfield; four grandchildren, Tammy, Kelsey, Britney, and Missy, all of St. Albans, and a very special family friend, Mary Beaulieu of Swanton. He was predeceased by a daughter, Tammy Rae Aamodt on March 7, 1987. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 11 a.m. from the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Interment will follow with full military honors in the Aamodt family lot in Saint Marys Cemetery. Friends may call in the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton, today, August 29, 2000 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Jims memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, PO Box 22, Swanton, VT 05488 or to the American Cancer Society, VT Division, 150 Kennedy Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403.
ST. ALBANS/GRAND ISLE - March 8, 1937, God gifted
Clifford H. and Leola G. (Tourville) Santor with David
. In the early morning hours of August 26, 2000, God left Davids body to eternal rest and placed his spirit as a brilliant star in his heavens. David grew to be a full-of-life and lived-life-to-the-fullest person, who was often considered somewhat of a daredevil, who raced motorcycles, cars and snow machines. His marksmanship skills afforded him a High Master standing in pistol competition. His love for fishing and hunting with his family and friends was his lifes blood. He devoted his life to loving and caring for his sister, Cora Sue Santor, taking full responsibility for her care and well-being after the passing of their parents, until the day he, too, passed from this world. Dave was a multi-talented and accomplished artisan of carpentry, mechanics and the culinary arts. He retired from the Vermont Army National Guard technician work force in 1987. He served his country in the Korean theater before marrying and fathering Kathy, Kevin, Kyle and Korey. When his marriage failed, he kept his children with him, raising them as mother and father until June 28, 1969, when he married Janet Jones. Together, they added Cayre-Ayne and Jason. When Jason returned to God, David held his family together to go forward and become more solid in their love for one another. Even though his family was large, he opened his heart and his door to many children and young adults who needed a home-away-from-home. There was always a bed, full plate, love and guidance. He showed no partiality in love or discipline. He was Daddy, Dad, Papa, Pops, and Uncle. Kathy and Ray, Kevin and Lisa, Kyle and Tessa, Korey and Ginger, and Cayre and Chip blessed him with grandchildren, R.J. LaLumiere, Nicole Champion, Brett and Dylan Santor, Kayne, Korina and Kali Santor, Lorey and Leeanne Santor, and Keynesha ""Chuck and Elaine Brooke ""Trout Santor. In turn, his great-grandson, Alexander LaLumiere, warmed his heart with his Tigger impersonations. His brothers and sisters-in-law, Alden and Patricia Jones, Roger and Patricia Jones and Priscilla Stevens, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, had special places in his heart. Dave had many dear and true friends, all of whom he cared for deeply.Those who shared in his life until its end are Roger and Carla Dewyea and family, Hank, Salaki and Chris Walker. Those who cannot speak for themselves but must mourn his passing in silence are his beloved dogs, Sabbath and Dakota; and his parrots, Spike, Dolly, Rusty, Chiquita and Mr. P. Davids wishes were that no wake be held. Instead, for those who wish closure through final viewing, there will be a one-hour viewing period prior to the services in the United Methodist Church, Hyde Road, Grand Isle, on Friday. Viewing will commence at 10 a.m. with services immediately following at 11 a.m. Interment will follow the services in the Santor family lot in South Hero Cemetery on South Street in South Hero. Memorial contributions of sympathy may be made to the Volunteer Fire or Rescue Squad of South Hero or Grand Isle; or the charity of ones choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady& Levesque Funeral Home.
PITTSFIELD, MASS. - Mrs.
Isabelle Munro Barber Tarte
, 98, a resident of Springside of Pittsfield in Pittsfield, Mass., died on Saturday morning, August 26, 2000 at Springside. Mrs. Tarte was born on November 29, 1901 in Rowe, Mass., the daughter of Walter Lincoln and Genevieve (Munro) Barber. She attended a one room schoolhouse in Hoosac Tunnel, Mass. and was a graduate of Drury High School in North Adams and North Adams Normal School. Her marriage to Dolor Henry Tarte took place in June of 1929 in N.Y. State. Mr. Tarte died in 1967. In her earlier years, Mrs. Tarte resided in Hoosac Tunnel, North Adams and Pownal. She moved from Williamstown in 1995 to Springside. Mrs. Tarte spent a number of years as a schoolteacher in the area and also taught naturalization classes in North Adams. Mrs. Tarte is survived by a son Roderick Munro Tarte and his wife, Jean Horst Tarte of Williston; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and a niece and nephew. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Walter Lincoln Barber, Jr., and a sister, Ethel Lincoln Barber. Graveside services for Mrs. Tarte will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Pownal. The Rev. Gaylord Campbell, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Pownal will officiate. There are no public calling urs planned. Should friends desire, gifts in Mrs. Tartes memory may be made to the Village Ambulance of Williamstown, Mass. in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, PO Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201. www.nsm.org/covey.
, age 88, went to meet her Savior Sunday, August 27, 2000 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Bob Fielding, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in St. Albans, February 3, 1912 and was the last surviving of the nine children of the late Charles and Constance (LeHerisseir) Allard. She was a daily and lifelong communicant of Holy Angels Church, a charter member of the Holy Angels Mothers Club, a member of the Ladies of St. Anne, and D.O.E. member of the Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. #1566. She was an avid bingo player. She was employed at Fonda Container, Union Carbide Consumer Products, and ended her work career as head cook at Kerbs Memorial Hospital. Her survivors include her sons, Edward and his wife, Mary Jo Hebert, Harold ""Butch and his wife, Sally Hebert; daughters, Constance ""Connie and her husband, Robert Fielding, Sylvia Hebert Sweet and her partner, Billie Miller, Denise and her husband, Robert Phenix; loving grandchildren Thomas Hebert, Paul Hebert, Peter Hebert, Trudi Flett, Lisa Wood, Sherry Fielding, Julie Fielding Guilbault, Jeff Fielding, Cathy Fielding Waine, Laurie Sweet, Bruce Sweet, Mary Jo Sweet Ramsey, Brian Sweet, Christopher Hebert, Benjamin Hebert and Cynthia Phenix; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Allard and Dorothy Allard; a brother-in-law, George ""Min and his wife, Mary Hebert; many nieces and nephews. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Armand U. ""Pete Hebert; siblings, Ed Allard, Vivian Montcalm, Richard Allard, George Allard, Yvonne Paquette, Charles Allard, Francis Allard, Constance Allard; her sisters-in-law, Rita Hebert Hendricks, Rose Allard, Louise Allard, brothers-in-law, Hosanna Montcalm and Arnold Paquette. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Friends may call in the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, St. Albans from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Hebert family lot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Angels Steeple Fund, in care of Everett Comstock, PO Box 320, St. Albans, VT 05478 or the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. Arrangements are by Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, St. Albans.
, 49, Hackamore Road, Montpelier, died August 27, 2000 after a brief illness in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born June 22, 1951 in Montpelier, the son of Rita (Downs) Roby and the late Edgar F. Roby. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1969 and from Johnson State College in 1973. He was currently employed by Stowe Mountain Resort. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Kendra; and two stepdaughters, Laura and Angela Conti, all of Montpelier. He is also survived by his son, Christopher, and a daughter, Erica Roby, from a previous marriage to Linda McCormack Roby from Chino Valley, Ariz. Survivors also include his mother, and two brothers, Gordon E. Roby of Wilder, Vt. and Michael J. Roby of Davie, Fla. There will be no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2000 in St. Austines Church, Montpelier. Private burial will be in Green Mount Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Central VT Home Health and Hospice, Inc., 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641. Guare and Sons Funeral Home, 30 School Street, Montpelier is in charge of arrangements.
, 45, of Colchester died Sunday, August 27, 2000 after a courageous battle with leukemia. George was born in Burlington, February 13, 1945 to Harrison and Marion (Safford) Shangraw. He is survived by his wife Carol of Colchester; his son Kurt B. of Underhill; daughter, Jessica of Essex; sons Erik and Corey of Colchester. He is also survived by his brother Bob and his wife, Sue of Fairfax, as well as his sister, Ann of Colchester. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the United Church of Colchester. Interment will follow in the Colchester Village Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of VT, 100 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403, or the Leukemia Society of VT and NY, 6 Automation Lane, Albany, N.Y. 12205. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main Street, Winooski.
died unexpectedly on August 27, 2000 at his home in Panton. For many years his presence has been a familiar one to many in VT and his sudden death will be heard with general surprise and regret. His life was in some respects a remarkably varied one and his history would make an interesting tale. JB was born in the back seat of a car in Fairlee on November 28, 1937, the son of Burnham S. and Beth (McKirryher) Stearns. He attended Rutland schools and the University of Kansas, receiving his graduate degree in Drama. He began his career as an educator at Leland and Gray in Townshend. Spending many of his later years in business and consulting, he continued to change the lives of those he touched. Some of his many accomplishments include: founding member of both Project Assist and VT Construction Career Council, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Vergennes Rotary Club. As Director of Personnel and Training, he won the Lift America Award for Excellence in Employee Education. He served in town government in Newfane for 18 years and as chair of numerous education boards throughout the State of VT. He was an accomplished writer, who was published in many sporting journals and books. He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 26 years, Elaine (Druke) Stearns; his daughter, Sarah Wales and her husband, Ramon, of Vergennes; his son, Seth Stearns and his wife, Stephanie of Denver, Colo. and his dog, Sofi. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m in the Congregational Church in Vergennes with graveside services to follow in Adams Ferry Cemetery in Panton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Vergennes Rotary Scholarship Fund, PO Box 313, Vergennes, VT 05491 or the JB Stearns Career Development Scholarship Fund, c/o Robin Morton, Executive Director, PO Box 649, Montpelier, VT 05601-0649.
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA -
Margaret Lampman Monaghan
of St. Albans died August 28th, after a short illness in Clearwater, Florida. She was a longtime member of St. Lukes Church, St. Albans. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She leaves three children, Robert of Southaven, MS., Arthur of Colchester, VT, and Patricia of Newport News, VA. Three brothers Rupert of Franklin, VT, Leonard of Colchester, VT and Robert of Louisville, KY, five grandchildren, five nephews and four nieces. Her son James preceded her in death. A celebration of live for Margaret was held on September 1st, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Dunedin, FL. Internment and graveside service will be at Greenwood Cemetery in St. Albans, September 26th at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Lukes Episcopal Church, St. Albans.
, 62, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at his home in Bristol. He was born on March 2, 1938 in Middlebury, the son of Cecil and Mildred (Austin) James. Roland served in the U.S. Navy. He was a charter member of the Bristol Rescue Squad. He was an avid camper, hiker and canoeist. Roland donated many hours to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, building the replica of the Philadelphia. Roland is survived by his wife Dottie James of Bristol, three children, Richard and Gail James and their children Sarah, and Kayla of Bristol, Kevin and Loria James and their children, Tyler and Emily of Starksboro, Kyle James of Bristol; four step children, David and Beth Wimett and their children, Jake, Jessica, Dan and Ben of Brandon; Wendy and Mark Dwire and their children, Allison, and Andrea of Hancock; Brian and Alysia Wimett and their daughter, Natalie of Fla. Stacey and Steven Fillion and their children, Erika, and Sammie of West Addison; dearest friends, Lorraine Wry and Larry Reynolds of Bristol. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Friends may call in the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol 05443 or Addison County Home Health and Hospice, Middlebury 05753.
, formerly of Ferguson Avenue, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000 in Birchwood Terrace Health Care Center following a lingering illness. He was born May 4, 1918, in Lyndonville, the son of Henry Steven Rogers and Jennie (Lombard) Rogers. He and his family moved to Newport, where he graduated from Newport High School in 1938. He served in the Infantry during World War II and earned his 2nd lieutenant bars at Camp Blandon in Georgia. In 1945, he married Lillian Johnson in the Methodist Church in Bradford. They lived in Peoria, Ill., while he went to Bradley Horalogical School. They moved to Woodstock, Vt. in 1950, where Raymond was a watch maker and jeweler. While living in Burlington, he was a jeweler for Tick Tock Jewelers, but decided a new career would be a nice change. Raymond became a truck driver and enjoyed his new career. He enjoyed the people that he met on the road and made many new friends. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Burlington, a 50 year member of Grand Lodge F. & A.M. and the American Legion. He enjoyed his close knit family and their activities, as well as hunting and fishing. He is survived by his two children, Shelley Sisti of Burlington and Stephen Rogers of Colchester; three grandchildren, Anthony Sisti and wife, Beth, of Brunswick, Maine, Tara Schatz and husband, Eric, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine and Jennifer Rogers of Palm Harbor, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Abigail Sisti and Rowan Schatz; three nephews, Roy and Betsy, Bob and Lorraine and Albert and Doris Fallensbee; and four nieces, Kathleen Lowell, Barbara Gray and Hazel McKittrick and Geraldine Melanson. He was predeceased by his wife, Lillian (Johnson) Rogers, on January 30, 2000; two sisters, Doris Fallensbee and Eloise Gray Bean and by his brother, Lt. Col. Roy Rogers. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 7, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist, Burlington. Burial will take place at a later date. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 21 Buell St., Burlington, Vt 05401, or the American Diabetes Association, VT Affiliate, 77 Hegeman Avenue, Colchester, Vt 05446. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., Burlington in charge of arrangements.
, 72, passed to the Lord Thursday, August 31, 2000 surrounded by her family. Ila was born September 15, 1927 to Ila and Roderick (Roy) Burritt of Hinesburg. She was raised in Monkton by Eva and Wesley Little. Ila attended Monkton School, Bristol High School and graduated from Burlington Business College. Ila was a member of the New Haven Congregational Church. Ila married Clois C. Griggs in Bristol in 1955. They owned and operated Griggs Sales and Service from 1967-1980. Ila is survived by her husband, Clois C. Griggs of Bristol; two children, Carroll Griggs and his wife, Laura and their children, Jennifer, Christopher and Carolyn; Elizabeth Orr and her husband, William and their children, Wesley, Rachel and Eva. Ila is survived by siblings, Daniel Burrit of Smyrna, Del.; Helen and Roger Layn of Monkton, Roderick and Carmi Burrit of Monkton; sisters-ilaw, Hope and Laura Burritt; many nieces, nephews, an aunt Iris Stacy, and many friends. She also leaves a very special and caring friend, Mary Alexander. She was predeceased by brothers Guy and George Burritt. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the New Haven Congregational Church. Interment will be in Maple Cemetery, Lincoln. Friends may call in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol Friday form 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the New Haven Congregational Church Ladies Union, New Haven, VT 05472.
, 78, died Thursday, August 31, 2000 in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. She was born on August 15, 1922 in Jericho Center, the daughter of Hugh (Adams) Ransom and Blanche (Flood) Ransom. Margaret graduated from St. Albans School of Nursing in 1943. She worked at Kerbs Memorial Hospital as Operating Room Supervisor retiring in 1965. From 1965-1983, Margaret worked as an Industrial Nurse for General Electric. She enjoyed arts and crafts, Major League Baseball and NASCAR Racing, and spending time with her family, and her nieces and nephews. She is survived by her sister, Mildred R. Bearor of St. Albans; brothers, Robert Ransom and his wife, Nancy of Essex Center, and Richard Ransom and his wife, Dale of Williston; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a niece, Shannon Touchette in 1991, and a brother, Alan E. Ransom in 1999, and aunt, Olive Ransom in 2000. Funeral services will be held on Saturday,Sept. 2, 2000 at 10 a.m. in the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. Visiting hours are today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, New England.