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- A sister, Suzanne Gamache. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Vergennes. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes will be in charge of arrangements
, 24, died in a car accident March 18, 2000. He was born May 1975, the son of Joseph and Lucinda (Blanchard) Johnston. He graduated from Mount Mansfield Union High School in 1993. The same year, he received a diploma in carpentry at Essex Vocational. After school, he was employed by Sweeney & Belisle, where he made good friends and enjoyed his job, and he helped out on the family dairy farm. Jason joined the U.S. Marines in 1994 -1999. He spent four years as a weapons specialist including a Mediterranean tour, where he was involved in the former Yugoslavia conflict. Recently being discharged from service, he was working in Charlotte, N.C., at Ogden Aviational Services. He was happy there and really enjoyed life and the friendships he made throughout North and South Carolina. He was very energetic, happy and usually had a smile. We will miss that smile, along with the humor, and his mom will miss reading his poetry. He liked hunting and outdoor sports of all types, recently taking an interest in rodeo. Jay will be missed greatly by everyone’s life that he touched. He was blessed with many friends and family. He is survived by his mother, Lucinda Davis and his stepfather, Dean C. Davis; his father, Joseph Johnston, of Swanton; his brother, Anthony Johnston and his wife, Vicki and their son, Jason, of Columbus, Ga; an aunt, Mindy Carlson of Burlington; his grandmother, Elaine Blanchard of Lyndonville; his paternal grandmother, Vera Johnston of Clifton Heights, Pa.; two uncles, William Johnston of Hinesville, Ga., and John Johnston of Upper Darby, Pa.; two aunts, Linda Hardik of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Debra Lynn Grisaf of Upper Darby, Pa; several cousins in Pennsylvania; and his best friends, Chad Pitkin of Rock Hill, S.C., Chris Beloin and Kirk Roberge of Jericho, April Mitchell of Texas and Jason Barube of Colorado. We were all blessed to have him in our lives. Services are to be held in the Church of the Rock in St. Albans. (Route 104, 1/4 mile south of Collins Perly Sports Center). The service will be Thursday, March 30, 2000, at 1 p.m. Arrangements are by Levesque Funeral Home in St. Albans. Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Make-a-Wish Foundation.
, 97, of Ellenville, N.Y., and Richmond, Vt., died March 18, 2000, at the home of her daughter Carol in Richmond. She was born on Aug. 25, 1902, in Brainardsville, N.Y., the daughter of Charles and Katherine (Gaines) Chase, but lived most of her life in Ellenville. She moved to Vermont in the mid-80s to be near her daughter and family. She is survived by her four daughters and their families, Carol Adams of Richmond, Mildred Schinman of Seattle, Katherine Manzano of San Francisco, and Linda Hastie of Boston. A memorial service will be held in the summer in Brainardsville, N.Y.
ISLAND POND - Mr. Brendan Gilbert Paradis
, 78, of Paradis Mountain Road in Island Pond died peacefully after a long illness, with his family at his side, March 18, 2000, at his home. He was born July 30, 1921, in Island Pond, a son of Herve and Alice (White) Paradis. Mr. Paradis graduated from St. Mary’s Convent in Island Pond and later served a short tour in the U.S. Navy. In June 1945, he married the former Ruby Ovitt, who predeceased him in 1980; and Jan. 6, 1991, he married Alice Mary Laitres, who survives him. Brendan was a conductor engineer for the Canadian National Railroad for 41 years. He was a member of the United Train Workers Union. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, water skiing in his younger years, walking in the woods and, most of all, the railroad. He is survived by his wife, Alice Paradis of Island Pond; his children, Brenda Farrington and her husband, Carl, of Hinesburg, Gilbert Paradis and his friend, Gail, of Lyndonville, Michael Paradis and his wife, Gloria, of Newport, and Jacinta Jones and her husband, Bill, of Derby Line; his stepchildren, Mary Anne Field of Maryland, Barbara Jean Worth of Williston, Catherine Irvine of Cropwell, Ala., Susan Perron of Wells, Maine, and Stanley James Field of Jeffersonville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Edmond Paradis of Columbia, S.C.; and a sister, Dorann Goulet of Hartford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Paradis; and a sister, Geraldine Heath. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire, contributions in Brendan’s memory may be made to the Orleans-Essex VNA and Hospice Inc., 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vt. 05855. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes Inc., locally family-owned and operated.
, 57, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, of complications resulting from an automobile accident in 1992, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Steamboat Springs, Colo., on Nov. 11, 1942, the daughter of Thomas and Alta (Litton) King. Kay grew up in Burlington and was active in music as a soloist in many area churches and the recipient of several musical honors. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in political science in 1988. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Burlington. She is survived by a daughter, Wendy Hovey of Victory; a son, Christopher Baker of Norfolk, Va.; two grandchildren; her parents, Thomas and Alta King of Williston; one sister, Carol Fitzgerald and her husband, Robert, of Colchester; and her former husband, Sidney Baker of Norfolk,Va. A private family service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in her memory to the Flynn Theatre For The Performing Arts, 153 Main Street, Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington.
, 64, left to be with our Savior, March 19, 2000, following a long illness. He was born in Burlington, on Oct. 6, 1935, the son of the late George and Celesta Bessette. He served in the Vermont Army National Guard from 1951 until 1970, where he earned numerous citations. He worked for South Burlington Fire Department for 23 years (Captain), Essex Junction Fire Department (volunteer for ten years), Essex Fire Department (volunteer for ten years, Assistant Chief) Fred joined the Knights of Columbus in 1961, and was a 3rd and 4th Degree member. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. Fred is survived by his wife, Beverly and their children and grandchildren, Michael and Tracie Bessette and their son David of Essex Center; Brenda and Ray Astillero and their children Martina and Ramon of Jericho; Fred Jr. and Lucie Bessette and their children Justin, Hillary and Victoria of Westford; Sylvia and Bob Toscanno of Toms River, N.J., Joanne and Mac Peters and their daughter Danielle of Burlington, Joseph and Tricia Bessette and their children Megan and Macie Jo of South Hero; and great-granddaughter, Tiana Valyou of Jericho. He was predeceased by an infant son, Jeffery Bessette. The family would like to express special thanks to: Dr. Peter Gunther, Dr. Paul Unger and staff, Dr. Glenn Boulder, Dr. Peter Swift, Hospice of the Champlain Valley Nurses: Julia Hardiff, Jean Lumbra and Linda McMeekin A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the St. Pius The Tenth Catholic Church in Essex Center. Interment will be later in the spring in the Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, Winooski, Vt.
died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born on Dec. 27, 1922, in New Haven, the son of Robert and Gertrude (Delory) Counter. Dick lived in Charlotte the last 56 years and was an antique dealer since 1963. He worked on moving the Ticonderoga boat from Lake Champlain to its resting place at The Shelburne Museum. Dick worked as a carpenter and in construction for many years. He also enjoyed weekly card games with friends, rides, auctions and yard sales. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Geneva (Marble); his three children, sons, Dale Counter and friend Lucia Larabee, David and friend Ruthie Gokey, and daughter, Marie Counter; grandchildren, Deborah Counter and friend John Goodspeed, Melissa and husband Brian Fortin, Kirk and Amy Counter, Derrick and Kevin Counter; three great-grandsons, Jonathanand Joshua Fortin and Kevin Counter; brother, Robert and wife Margerette Counter; sisters, Eleanor Counter, Dorothy Counter and Beatrice Counter; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Beatrice Marble and their children; many cousins; and friends. He will be missed by all. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 23, at 11 a.m. in the Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the family.
, 61, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born in East Hartford, Conn., on Jan. 7, 1939, the son of the late Alfred and Corrine (Neales) Froehlich. He married Theresa Choiniere in 1956 in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Alfred was a fire fighter with the Burlington Fire Department until his retirement as lieutenant in 1988 after complications from open heart surgery. He was a member of the Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. No. 916 for eight years and a member of Holy Cross parish in Colchester. He is survived by his wife, Terrie of Colchester; two sons, Alfred Jr. of Colorado, and Scott of Colchester; five daughters, Hope and her husband, Paul Costella, of St. Albans, Bonnie and her husband, Irving, of Williston, Candy Froehlich of Vergennes, Debbie and Kelly Froehlich, both of Milton; one brother, Donald Froehlich and his wife, Joy, of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Esther Choiniere of Highgate; brothers-in-law Gerald Choiniere and his wife, Debbie, of Highgate, Richard Sweeney and his wife, Jeannette, of Swanton; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church in Colchester. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alfred’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05601-1452, dedicated to the cure of cancer. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
, 55, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans following a brief illness. He was born in East Franklin, Aug, 1, 1944, the son of Nelson and Agatha (Guthrie) Hance. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg. Friends are invited to call on the family Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
ESSEX JUNCTION/SHELBURNE - Marion Miller Parker Marvin
passed away on March 19, 2000, in Wake Robin in Shelburne. She was born on Sept. 2, 1905, in Williston, the youngest daughter of Ruel and Laura Miller Parker. She was educated at Muddy Brook Rural School, graduating from Burlington High School in 1923. Marion received her degree in education from the University of Vermont in 1927. While at UVM, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and was one of the first women to earn the varsity "V" in athletics, having been an active member of basketball, soccer, hockey and rifle teams. After graduation, she taught at Stowe High School. In 1928, she married Lawrence "Doc" Marvin of Essex Junction, where she resided until moving the Wake Robin in July 1994. During Marion’s early lifetime she was active in the First congregational Church in Essex Junction, having served as president of the Ladies Social Union. She was a Girl Scout and Brownie Troop Leader, member of the Essex Junction Women’s Club and held offices in the Vermont Federation of Women’s Clubs, member of the Red Cross, Pi Phi Mother’s Club at UVM and was a member of the Mary Fletcher Hospital Auxiliary. Marion also was a charter member of the Vermont Chapter of Daughters of the Colonial Wars and of the Chittenden County Historical Society, and a member of the Vermont Historical Society. She volunteered at the Brownell Library in Essex Junction for many years. Marion was the family genealogist, keeping meticulous records of the family generations. Her oral history of growing up in Williston was very special to her family and friends. She was an active participant in helping run the two family farms in Essex Junction. Marion is survived by her husband, Doc; two daughters, Martha "Marty" Kelley and her husband, David, of Essex Junction and Spring Hill, Fla., and Lois of Mount Dora, Fla., and her husband, Gordon Garvey; a niece, Cynthia Fischer of South Burlington and her husband, Edmund; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters, Laura Meredith (Mrs. L.D.) and Dorothy Parker Alling (Mrs. Frank). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in Marion’s memory to the Dorothy Parker Alling Memorial Library of Williston or the Brownell Library of Essex Junction. A memorial service at Wake Robin and burial in the family plot in Lakeview Cemetery will be held in May. Shelburne Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, in charge of arrangements.
, 88, a lifelong resident of Hyde Park passed away Sunday evening, March 19, 2000, in Genesis Eldercare in Morrisville. He was born March 10, 1912, in Colchester, the son of the late Fred and May Lillian (LaMott) Parot. As a young man, he hauled gravel for the town of Hyde Park and also drove his own milk route until the late 1940s. It was in 1945 that his extra hard work would earn his his lifelong dream of purchasing and owing his own farm. He also married the former Effie Lila Jones on July 14, 1945. He owned and operated his dairy farm in Hyde Park for many years and always stayed located within walking distance of his parents farm where he was first introduced the the farming life he loved so much. He was predeceased by his wife, Effie, in August of 1979. He is survived by, a son, John Parot and his wife, Jeanette, of Morrisville; three sisters, Sylvia Nolan and her husband, Donald, of Underhill, Grace LaBelle of North Hyde Park, Arlene Allen and Reginald Tatro of Waterville; one granddaughter, Effie Mary Parot of Morrisville; many nieces and nephews; and a very special loving and caring friend and companion, Irene Culver of Hyde Park. Visiting hours will be held at the White-Fiess Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, March 22, 2000, from 7-9. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 23, 2000, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Jedediah Hyde Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Arnold’s memory to The Vermont Alzheimer’s Association, 338 River Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Brooklyn Street, Fairfax.
, 92, a resident of this community for most of her lifetime died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Rose was born in Embrum, Ontario, Canada, Nov.16, 1907, the daughter of the late Philias and Amanda (Clavelle) Rochon. On Oct. 29, 1928, she married J. Dolphis Poissant who predeceased her, Sept. 27, 1988. Rose was active in her community as a longtime member of Saint Amadeus Parish and an honorary member of the Saint Amadeus Council of Catholic Women. She also belonged to the Island in The Sun Senior Citizens Inc., and was a Friend of the Alburg Library. She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing Bingo as well as many happy hours playing cards with her friends at Pine Manor. She will always be remembered for her delicious apple pies. Rose was an inspiration to all her family with her positive and optimistic outlook on life. Rose’s family extends to five generations. Her survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Calvin Mumley of Alburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard and Betty Poissant of Alburg and Paul and Ann Poissant of Easton, Md.; two sisters, Alice Brow of Alburg and Florence Metivier of Burlington; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leo and Gladys Poissant of Burlington; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Roland and Ralph Rochon; and two sisters, Lucy Brow and Yvonne Faubert; and a great-grandson, Eric Tatro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 23, 2000, at 11 a.m. from Saint Amadeus Church. The celebrant will be the pastor Father Maurice U. Boucher SSE. Interment will follow in the family lot in Saint Amadeus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Wednesday evening, March 22, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Rose’s memory may be made to the Alburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, in care of Terry Tatro, Alburg, 05440, or to the Alburg Public Library, in care of Marybelle Singer, Alburg, 05440
COLCHESTER - Earl William "Bill" Vierling
, 51, a lifelong resident of the Burlington area, passed away unexpectedly as a result of cardiac disease, in Colchester. He was born in Burlington on May 31, 1948, the son of Earl and Pauline (Proulx) Vierling. He was a graduate of Burlington High School, Class of 1966. He then attended Franklin Institute of Boston, Mass., graduating in 1971. He was a former member of the Vermont Army National Guard. Bill had been employed as an engineer with Hazelett-Strip Casting Corp. for over 25 years until his early retirement due to his health. He was a member of the North Avenue Alliance Church in Burlington. Bill was an avid sports enthusiast including skiing, softballl, hunting and fishing, auto racing and, most of all, sailing. He obtained his U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license in June 1992. He was devoted to his fily, and his greatest joy was to be among family and close friends. He is survived by one son, Chad William Vierling; and his mother, Debbie Miller-Vierling of Winooski; his father, Earl E. Vierling and his wife, Delores, of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; one sister, Patricia Vierling-Senderoff and her husband, Steve; one niece, Sharon Miner Chanpimol and her husband, Suchai; one nephew, Shawn Louis Miner and his wife, Julie and their families, all of the Wilmington, Del., area. Bill was predeceased by his mother, Pauline Vierling, in 1981. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. For those who wish, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be held Monday rom 6 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
WASHINGTON D.C. - Senior Judge Lawrence A. Wright
of the United States Tax Court died peacefully from complications of cancer on March 19, 2000, in Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. Judge Wright was born on Dec. 25, 1927, in Eustus, Maine. He entered the U.S. Army as a private in 1945; Judge Wright retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 1978 as a colonel in the Judge Advocate Branch. His military awards included the Legion of Merit. Judge Wright earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in 1953, a law degree from Georgetown University in 1956, and a masters in law in taxation degree from Boston University Law School in 1962. From 1957 to 1969, he was senior trial counsel for the IRS in Boston. He served as Tax Commissioner for the State of Vermont from 1969 through 1971. During his administration the Vermont sales tax was enacted, and he was responsible for its implementation. He joined the law firm of Gravel, Shea & Wright, Ltd., where he practiced law until his 1984 appointment to the Tax Court. During his fourteen years in Vermont, he served The Boy Scout Council of Vermont and was awarded the Silver Beaver. He enjoyed his sailboat on Lake Champlain with his family and friends. President Reagan appointed Judge Wright to the American Battle Monuments Committee in 1981, which he served until his appointment to the United States Tax Court. He took the oath of office to the U.S. Tax Court on Oct. 30, 1984, and assumed senior status on Nov. 1, 1996. Judge Wright is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Avis F. Leahy; his brother, Linwood F. Wright of New Sharon, Maine; his five sons, Michael of Jericho, Vt., David of Annapolis, Md., James of Montpelier, France, Stephen of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Douglas of San Francisco, Calif.; and six grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Benjamin, Cameron, Wendy, and Callie. Memorial services were held at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home Inc. in Annapolis, Md., on March 23, 2000. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 3, 2000, at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Falmouth, Maine, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Unit 110, P.O. Box 4203, Annapolis, Md. 21403.
HOLLY HILL, Fla. - Mrs. Marjorie H. Folinas
, 95, formerly of 1237 Daytona Avenue, Holly Hill, Florida, died peacefully at Ormond Memorial Hospital, Ormond Beach, Florida, on Monday evening, March 20, 2000. She was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on Nov. 7, 1904, the daughter of John R. L. and Sarah L. (Echols) Williams. She received her education in Carlsbad and on June 30, 1925, she was married to Achilles C. Folinas. In 1926, they moved to Montpelier, Vermont, where they made their home and raised their family. Marjorie Folinas and her husband owned and operated Pine’s Restaurant in Montpelier, Vermont, from 1935 through the 1950s. In 1955, they moved to Pompano Beach, Florida, and, in 1969, retired to Holly Hill , Florida. In 1975, they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary, and had six more years together before her husband, Achilles C., died in 1981. Mrs. Folinas celebrated her 90th birthday in 1994 at her home in Holly Hill surrounded by family and friends. In August 1995, she became a resident of Ormond Beach Healthcare Center. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Ormond Beach. During her later years she was faithfully ministered to at home, and later in the nursing home, by the pastor and members of the parish. Marjorie H. Folinas is survived by her daughter, Sister Helen Folinas, of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Regional Community of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont; her son, George A. Folinas and his wife, Kathleen, of South Daytona; one granddaughter, Marjorie H. (Folinas) Carlton and her husband Robert, of Port Orange; one grandson, George W. Folinas and his wife, Gail, of Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey; and great-grandchildren, Renee and Bobby Carlton, and Theodore and Geordie Folinas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 23, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Prince of Peace Church, Ormond Beach, Florida, with interment to follow in Volusia Memorial Park Ormond Beach. Visiting hours will be one hour before the funeral at 10 a.m. at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Ormond Beach.
, 79, died Monday, March 20, 2000, in the Hospice of Palm Beach County in Jupiter, Fla, following a brief illness. She was born in Montpelier, Vt., July 22, 1920, the daughter of Frederick and Agnes Dower. She graduated from St. Michaels High School and attended Katherine Gibbs and Trinity College. She raised six children and assisted her husband, Earl, with his businesses; The Greers House of Dry Cleaning and Mills and Greer Sporting Goods. She was involved with the Burlington Garden Club and the Trinity College Alumni Association. She had been a resident of Jupiter, Fla., for five years, coming from 48 years in Williston, Vt. She is survived by her husband, Earl B. Greer of Jupiter, Fla.; six children, Kathryn Agel and her husband, Saul, Susan Greer, Fred Greer and his wife, Gail, William Greer and his wife, Sharon, Richard Greer, Jory Curran and her husband, Dennis; 14 grandchildren, Sally and Jason Agel, Noah Greer, Matthew and Hannah Greer, Billy and Bayley Greer, Dana Begins, Jesse and Luke Curran; stepgrandchildren, Randy Gaetano, Jeremiah, Matthew and Zachary Cook; her sister, Elizabeth Sargent and her husband, Ray, and her daughters, Linda Seavey and Sandra Forte. Visiting hours will be Thursday, March 23, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union Street, Burlington. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 24, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Williston, with interment following in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington. It was Kathryn’s request that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 11 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Friends who wish, may send condolences to 146 West Village Way, Jupiter, Fla. 33458.
TUCSON, Ariz./BURLINGTON, Vt. - Adrienne M. Hamelin
, 88, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Burlington, Vt., passed away on March 20, 2000, after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband Mitchell; two brothers; three sisters of Sudbury, Ontario, one sister, Evanceline LeBrun of Burlington, Vt.; and one grandson-in-law, David Blair. She is survived by her sons, Allen, and Gerald and wife Linda of Tucson; three granddaughters, Victoria (Paul) Clancy of Las Vegas, Nev., Allison (Jeff) Muzzy and Stacy Blair of Tucson; four great-grandsons, Ryan Clancy, Joshua, Bradley and Tyler Muzzy; and several stepgrandchildren; and step great-grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service and inturnment will be held in Burlington, Vt., this summer.
, 73, died Monday, March 20, 2000. He was born Sept. 10, 1926, the son of the late Ernest and Estella (Hoague) Longe. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 in St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Montgomery Center. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Swanton. Friends may call at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg, Tuesday evening from 6 to 9.
, 77, of Burlington died Monday, March 20, 2000, at the Vermont Respite House, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Hudson, N.Y. on Sept. 23, 1922, son of the late Theodore and Anna (Hawryluk) Rakochy. He married Anita Joan "MaryAnn" Palm on June 28, 1969, in Burlington. Nick graduated from Fanwood School for the Deaf in White Plains, N.Y. He worked 20 years for McCalls Refrigeration in Hudson until the company moved to the midwest. He and his wife moved to Burlington in 1975; he worked an additional 14 years for Digital Corp. until he retired. Nick was known by many as a warm and kind man. He was always walking his faithful companion, Jack. He spent many hours reading historical books on the Revolutionary War period. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Anita of Burlington; a daughter, Villa Rakochy and her husband, Joel Waitt of Burlington; a son, Theodore of Shelburne; a sister, Mary Tackach of Upper Saddle River, N.J.; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Cook of Essex Junction, and Laura E. Parker of Irvine, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Francis H. Palm and his wife, Flora of Burlington; several nieces, nephews and cousins, especially, Olga Urban and her husband, Adam, and Katherine Schupp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson, N.Y. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85, North Winooski Ave. today from 5 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Nick’s memory to the Children’s Miracle Network, 611 St. Joseph’s Avenue, Marshfield, Wis. 54449. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors
, 80, of Brownway Residence died Monday, March 20, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. Olive was born on Dec. 22, 1919, in Jericho. She was the youngest daughter of Edwin and Ella (Meikle) Ransom. She was educated in the Jericho schools and also graduated from the University of Vermont in 1942. Olive worked for the Vermont Conference-United Church of Christ for 14 years. In 1970, she received her master’s degree in library science from SUNY-Albany. In 1970, she became a very dedicated assistant librarian at the New York State Library-Albany. She retired in 1983 and returned to the Burlington area. Olive was an avid reader, historian, storyteller, and chocolate lover. She also loved to travel and got great enjoyment from swimming. Olive is survived by her nieces, Margaret Ransom and Mildred Bearor of St. Albans; nephews Robert and Nancy Ransom of Essex Center, and Richard and Dale of Williston; many grandnieces and grandnephews; and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents; sister Mary; and brothers Hugh, Gordon, Donald and Ronald. She was also predeceased by her nephew, Alan and his wife; and Olive’s very good friend, Marion. A special thank you to the staff at Brownway Residence for their love and care given to Olive during her stay there. In accordance with Olive’s wishes, there will be no flowers and no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 24, at 1 p.m. in the First Congregational Church in Jericho Center, Vt. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Organ Fund, Richmond Old Church c/o Denise Barnard, Jonesville Estates, Jonesville, Vt. 05466. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, Vt., is in charge of arrangements.
, a social worker, died suddenly March 21, 2000, from a brain hemorrhage. Born in 1933, she grew up in Baltimore, Md., graduated from Wellesley College and completed her MSW at Smith College. In 1959, Lynette married the Rev. Wallace Anderson and continued to do social work in the various communities where Mr. Anderson was pastor for 37 years. A woman of great energy and strong social convictions, she worked with families of hospital patients, with foster children and young people at the Baird Center and with inner city teenagers and Navy Submarine Corps families. After retirement, Lynette and her husband moved to Baltimore where she quickly immersed herself in the political, cultural and community life of the city. At her death, she was active in civic improvement organizations, education programs, the local garden club and the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church. Lynette was an outspoken champion of public transportation and an avid writer of letters to newspapers, corporate executives and city, state, and federal representatives. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Peter, of Chenaux, Switzerland; a brother; two sisters, Gillian Brent and Peggy Obrecht; much-loved in-laws; many nieces and nephews and their children. Her older son, David, died in 1992. Lynette’s zest for life, commitment to people and causes will be remembered and cherished by those who knew her. The hundreds of spring bulbs she planted in the gardens she made and loved over the years will long be appreciated by those who did not have that honor. Contributions in Lynette’s name may be made to the Congregational Church of Middlebury. For those who wish to write her family, the address is 1333 Bolton Street, Baltimore, Md. 21217.
WATERBURY CENTER/STOWE - Ernest I Brunton
, 91, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. He was born in Montgomery, on Nov. 22, 1908, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Aaron and Geneva "Deuso" Brunton. Ernest grew up in Montgomery and at the age of 14 he started work at the "Atlas Plywood" veneer mill in Montgomery and in 1929, moved to Waterbury to work for the Waterbury Veneer Mill. Ernest married Edith Louise Touchette on Sept. 21, 1931, in Waterbury. In May of 1944, they moved to Stowe Hollow where they purchased and operated a 180 acre farm known as the "Grand View Farm. In 1952, they started to take in skiers and summer guests and operated their farm as a bed and breakfast until Ernest’s retirement in 1973. After his retirement Ernest and Edith moved to Waterbury Center where he was known to be a tireless groundskeeper and handyman. Ernest is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edith Brunton; his sister-in-law, Rossana Brunton of Montgomery; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; his five brothers; and four sisters. Visiting hours will be held at the Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe on Thursday, March 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. A High Mass will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Stowe on Friday, March 24, at 11 a.m. An interment will take place at a later date in the spring at the Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe. The Stafford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
, 40, quietly left this life March 21, 2000, at his home on Lake Road. Tom and his twin brother were born Dec. 10, 1959, in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Tom is the son of Charles Kelly of New Mexico and Betty Jane Maynard of Connecticut; and stepson of Willis Maynard of Connecticut. When the family moved to Voluntown, Conn., Tom attended Killingly Vocational High School, studying animal husbandry. Tom was very active in the New London County 4-H Sheep Club and the Future Farmers of America. He was awarded the FFA National Bronze Medal, named State FFA Farmer and served as chapter president. During this time, Tom maintained a flock of Hampshire sheep that won many local, state and regional awards. While still in high school, he was selected to judge the sheep and goat show at the state fair, making him the youngest person ever selected for this honor. Tom graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1981 with letters of commendation from the Dean for his outstanding work. After college, Tom became a professional shepherd. His talents brought him to Shelburne, where he managed the breeding program for a large Suffolk sheep farm. This breeding program produced several national champions as well as numerous state and regional champions under Tom’s direction. In the mid-1990s, Tom joined forces with a friend, Dan Connor of Colchester, to create Elite Suffolks at Lambsquarter Farm. In a very short time, Elite Suffolks were winning championships and premier breeder awards throughout the United States. Tom is survived by his partner in life, Tyler Atwood; his twin brother, Charles R. Kelly; sisters Susie and Heather, all of Tennessee; brother Shawn of Maine; sisters Kim and Kelly of Connecticut; Grandma Kelly, Aunt Sharon and Uncle Richard of New York, Aunt Jan of Connecticut, Uncle John of California and Uncle Alan of Maine; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition, Tom is survived by very special friends Ruth Blanchette, Fernand Crete and Dan Connor. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held in the First Congregational Church, South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, on Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. There are no visiting hours. Tyler and all of Tom’s family would like to thank Dr. Christopher Grace and his staff, the Visiting Nurse Association and the staff at both the Health Center Pharmacy and Shepardon 4 for all the wonderful care that Tom received from them. Gifts in Tom’s memory may be made to The Umbrella Fund, c/o Dr. Christopher Grace, The Comprehensive Care Clinic, 1 South Prospect St., Burlington, Vt. 05402.
, 71, of 11 Farnum St., Augusta, Maine, died in Maine General Medical Center in Augusta on Tuesday, March 21, 2000. Mr. Vaughan was born in Burlington, Vt. Funeral services will be held March 29, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Paul’s Parish, 279 Congress St., Portland, Maine. Donations in his name may be made to St. Paul’s Parish Memorial Fund or The Deck House School, C. Richard Vaughan Memorial Fund, 124 Deck House Road, Edgecomb, Maine 04555.
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. She is survived by two sisters, two brothers, a niece, and her grandparents in Florida and Vermont. She was born July 10, 1986. She passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2000. The funeral will be held in Florida in Our Lady of Fatima Church. Arrangements are being made by Cipro Funeral Home in Plantation, Fla.
, 101, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at her home in Jericho. Dorothea was born in Hackensack, N.J., on Jan. 27, 1899, the daughter of the late Otto and Frieda (Ihnen) Mehrkens. She worked as a secretary until her marriage to Charles F. Bower Sr. in June 1924. After her marriage, she was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening and her piano. An active church member most of her life, she played for services, taught Sunday school and was active in the Ladies Missionary Society. She was a member of the local canteen in Valley Cottage, N.Y., during World War II. Dorothea is survived by her daughter, Mary L. Bower of Jericho; her son, Charles F. Bower Jr. and his wife, Kathryn, of Litchfield, Conn.; a grandson, James D. Bower, also of Litchfield; a granddaughter, Joanne R. Murphy and her husband, Mark J. Murphy; and a great-grandson, Benjamin M. Murphy, all of Bantam, Conn. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bower was predeceased by her husband, Charles, in June 1978; and by her brothers, Ernst and Hermann. Per the wishes of the family, there will be private calling hours. A graveside service will be held in Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe at a later date in the spring with the Rev. David U. Rinehart officiating. Contributions may be made in Mrs. Bower’s memory to either the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446, or Jericho-Underhill Ecumenical Ministry, P.O. Box 65, Jericho, Vt. 05465. The Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe is in charge of arrangements.
, 74, a lifelong resident of East Highgate and a longtime associate of the Franklin Lamoille Bank, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Funeral services, which will be held in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Swanton, will be announced along with a complete obituary in Friday’s edition of The St. Albans Messenger and The Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home, Swanton
GRANDE ISLE - Forman George "Chub" Skelton
, 85, a resident of Grande Isle for the past eight years, died in Fletcher Allen Health Care in the early hours of March 22, 2000. Ferman was born on April 1, 1914, in New York City, the son of William and Edith (Badgely) Skelton. He attended Catawba College in North Carolina and received his bachelors degree from MontClair State Teacher’s College in New Jersey. He enjoyed sports in school and after graduation played minor league baseball and semipro football in New York, where he was employed by the New York Times. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a training officer during World War II. He also had his private pilot’s license. On August 5, 1942, in Coconut Grove, Fla., he married Adeline Kohn from Montgomery, Ala. His various assignments gave he and his wife the opportunity to spend time in various parts of the country. After retiring as a captain he became a business entrepreneur and loved to "invent" things. He and his family moved to Stowe in the early 1950s where they owned and operated a ski lodge and riding camp for many years. He became a well-known horseman and instructor. He and Maurice Laferriere started Boots’N Board Ski Shop, which is still in existence in a different location on the Mountain Road. In 1973, he moved out state and held various positions in the sales field. In 1992, he moved back to Vermont to be closer to his family. He enjoyed gardening and fishing and was an avid woodworker, most recently making violins and dulcimers. Being the sports enthusiast that he was, he enjoyed spending time with Patrick, age 7, and Nicholas, age 5, two of his grandchildren, following their participation in soccer, hockey and baseball and had begun to teach them the basics of golf. He is survived by his ex-wife Adeline Skelton of Waterbury Center, and their four children, Les and her husband, Walt Levering, of Waterbury Center, Will and his wife, Mary, of Burlington, Jeff of California and Betty and her husband, Tom O’Connell, Kim Levering, Greg, Allyson and Andrew Skelton and Patrick and Nicholas Gilbert; and two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Brendan O’Connell. He will be greatly missed by those whose hearts were touched by him. Private services will be held for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, tell someone you love how much they mean to you today.
, 97, Waterville’s eldest resident, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2000, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. Born in Fairfield on May 1, 1902, she was the daughter of the late William K. and Nancy (Patterson) Montgomery. She was married to Albert J. Bennett on Dec. 19, 1927, in Manchester, Conn. He predeceased her Feb. 18, 1980. Avis was the eldest member of the Waterville Church of the Nazarene and was a former member of the Waterville Home Demonstration Group. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting during her later years. She is survived by four children, Nancy and Ralph "P-Nut" Barry Sr. of Waterville, Alberta and Dominick Genetti of Bedford, Mass., Dallas and Marylin Bennett of Waterville, and Edward Bennett and his companion, Nelda Barry, of Belvidere; one sister, Freida Shore of Oxford, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Mary Louise Bennett; a brother, Dallas Montgomery, on Aug. 21, 1993; two sisters, Ena Montgomery, on July 11, 1993, andMaryy "Ethel" Emery, on Jan. 2, 1999; a daughter-in-law, Carol (McCuin) Bennett; and a great-grandson, Tyler Ralph Barry, on April 29, 1991. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home today, Saturday, March 25, 2000, from 2 to 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 26, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Waterville Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Harold Brimmer officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery in Waterville. Contributions in Avis’ memory may be made to the Waterville Church of the Nazarene, 440 Vermont Route 109, Waterville, Vt. 05492, or the Lamoille County Home Health Agency, 55 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
, 81, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Bakersfield Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Bakersfield. Visiting hours will be held Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the Bakersfield Methodist Church, c/o Laura Doane, 2188 Vermont Route 108, East Fairfield, Vt. 05448.
SWANTON/ST. ALBANS - James Buckley Pinona Sr.
, 82, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington surrounded by his family. Jim was born March 3, 1918, the son of Ernest and Sarah (Buckley) Pignona, in Morristown, N.J. He attended Georgia Technical Institute and the University of Vermont, where he studied engineering, after which he went to work for the Pratt & Whitney Company in Connecticut. He returned to Vermont and married Marjorie Bell. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. When he returned, he worked for Abner Bell in the lumber business for a time and then was employed at Fonda Container Company. In the early ’50s, he became a partner in A.L. Barkyoumb Co., from which he retired after many years. He went on to become the city manager for the city of St. Albans. He was active in St. Albans city politics for years and served as an alderman and two terms as mayor. He was a life member of the Owl Club and a member of the American Legion. Jim enjoyed his years at "camp" and will always be remembered by many who summered at "The Pines" as "Uncle Jimmie." He had an interest in flying and flew his own plane. Jim was an active and hands-on person and was known for being able to get things done. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; and her children, Michael Hemingway and his wife, Diane, Leonard Hemingway, and Ronald Hemingway, all of Knoxville, Tenn., and Carla Walton and her husband, David, of Swanton; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; his two sons and a daughter-in-law, James B. and Chris Pignona of Koloa, Hawaii, and Georgia Shore and Jeffrey B. Pignona of Fairfield; two grandchildren, Heather and her husband, Brian Bessette, of Highgate, and Jeffrey R. Pignona of Bakersfield; a brother, Ernest Pignona of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Betty and Fran. There will be no visitation, and interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Franklin County Humane Society, Box 1031, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. The Franklin County Home Health Agency , 3 Home Health, Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or to the charity of their choice.
, 76, formerly of Waitsfield, Vt., died on Friday, March 24, 2000, following a long illness, at Belvoir Woods Health Center at Fort Belvoir, Va. Born on Sept. 7, 1923, in Strasbourg, France, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Marie (Parent) Chavane. As an ambulance driver for the French Red Cross, she served her country during World War II, earning the Croix de Guerre. On Dec. 21, 1946, she married U.S. Army Captain Robert J. Barickman in Paris. After 20 years of army life, and while her husband served in Vietnam, Terry and her four children came to Vermont in 1965, living in Fayston and later in Waitsfield. Here she enjoyed skiing, tennis, and gardening; and she loved to entertain family and friends, planning family reunions in Vermont and elsewhere. She enjoyed traveling and returned to France often. For many years she volunteered at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (now Fletcher Allen) and was a member of the Valley Catholic Community. She will be remembered for her love life and people even as she fought declining health. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, LTC (Ret) R.J. Barickman in 1995; and by a brother, Vincent Chavane of Nice, France, in 1998. She is survived by four children; Barbara Ann Barickman of Santa Fe, N.M., and her fiance, John Kinsolving, Mary Alice Clark of Moretown, Vt., and her husband, Edward Clark, John Chavane Barickman of Boulder, Colo.; and James Barickman of Burlington; by two brothers, Henri and Remy Chavane; a sister, Marie Alice Ollier, all in France; two grandchildren, Israel Maynard of New York City, N.Y., and Esther Maynard of Eugene, Ore.; and by their father, Donald R. Maynard of Shelburne, Vt.; and by nieces and nephews in the U.S. and in France. A memorial service will be held at The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir on Wednesday, March 29, at 1 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Chapel, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., on Friday, March 31, at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Post Cemetery. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 1, at Our Lady of the Snows Church, Rte. 100, Waitsfield, Vt., at 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to International Mycloma Foundation, 2120 Stanley Hills Drive, Los Angeles, Calif. 90046.
, 30, of Essex Center died due to complications from heart surgery Friday, March 24, 2000, surrounded by her family. She was born in Newport on June 17, 1969, the daughter of Robert and Helen (Fontaine) Beauregard. She was a graduate of Essex Junction High School. She was a volunteer with Champlain Vocational Services, working at many local businesses including the Fanny Allen Thrift Store and the American Diabetes Association. She was a member of the Performing Arts at St. Michael’s College, the Racquet’s Edge, and St. Pius X Church and participated for many years in Special Olympics. She especially enjoyed motorcycle riding with her father, traveling 125,000 miles throughout North America and Mexico with him. She loved listening to music, dancing and spending time at the family camps. There were no strangers to Mary-Anne, only friends she had yet to meet. Mary-Anne’s spirit, love and zest for life are forever engraved in our hearts. She is survived by her parents, Robert and Helen Beauregard of Essex Center; four brothers, Carl and Linda Beauregard and their children, Christy, Scott, Amy, Ashley and Tyler, of Essex Junction; Michael and Diane Beauregard and their children, Tanya, Mark, Lisa, Andrew, and Matthew, of Concord, N.H.; John and Debbie Beauregard and their children, Justin and Danielle, of Falmouth, Maine; and Peter and Veronica Beauregard and their children, Chelsea and Eric, of Williston. Mary-Anne’s nieces and nephews always held a special place in her heart. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary-Anne’s memory to Champlain Vocational Services, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held Monday, March 27, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.
, 81, died Friday, March 24, 2000, following a long illness, at her home in Winooski. She was born April 27, 1918, in Australia, the daughter of the late Christopher Norman and Gladys May (King) McLeod. She was married to Alexander S. French in February 1945 in Ipswich-Queensland, Australia. Sheila came to the United States in 1946, living for a short time in Cleveland, Ohio, and Brandon, then moved to Winooski, where she had lived ever since. Sheila was a lifelong member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 80 of Brandon and a past member of the Brandon Congregational Church. She served in the W.A.A.A.F., a division of the Royal Australian Air Force, as a wireless telegraphicist during World War II (1942-1945). It was during this time that she met her husband. During her tour in the Air Force, she acquired 137 Australian, English and American combat pilots’ signatures, which included ace pilots, while they were serving in the Pacific. This original book of signatures is in the private collection of the Australian War Museum in Canberra, Australia. Sheila served as a member of the Fanny Allen Hospital Auxiliary and as a volunteer of the hospital for over 3,000 hours. Her smiling face was seen many times in the gift shop, where she prepared 937 silk flower arrangements which were sold by the hospital. Her goal was to make a total of 1,000 arrangements. She made up for this goal not being met by doing all those extra things for others throughout her life. In 1964, Sheila became a buyer for the housewares and gift department of Hilson Home Center and retired after 14 years. In 1964, she was presented with the Citizens Appreciation Award by the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce for her devotion to the area youth in the Chamber’s Competitive Swimming Program. She leaves her beloved children, Carol Ann and her husband, Vernon Bean, of Gainesville, Fla., Norman French and his fiancee, Pamela Hatin-Eudy, of Winooski, Gary French of Shelburne; her ex-daughter-in-law, Kathy Mattison; her grandchildren, Gregory and his wife, Kerry Bean, Matthew Bean, Jessica, and Ingrid French; one sister, Marjorie Hurst; two sisters-in-law, Beryl McLeod of Australia, and Mildred and her husband, Dr. William Birchard, of Topsfield, Mass.; and several relatives and friends in Australia. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander French, in 1972; and two brothers, Hector and Norman McLeod of Australia. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 27, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski with interment to follow at 1:30 p.m. in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. or to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be Sunday, March 26, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.