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BURLINGTON - Virginia Anne (O’Brien) Fayette
, 73, died on Monday, September 18, 2000 in the Vermont Respite House, Williston, following a battle with cancer. Virginia was born on April 9, 1927 in New Rochelle, N.Y., the daughter of Donald and Florence (Duffy) O’Brien. She graduated from St. Gabriel’s High School in New Rochelle, in 1946, and Trinity College in Burlington in 1950. She married James Fayette in Burlington in 1952. Virginia was a resident of Shelburne for almost 50 years. She was active in the community as a past member of the Shelburne Zoning Commission, and an active member of Saint Catherine’s Parish and Blessed Rafka Maronite Center. Virginia was predeceased by her father, (1963), her mother, (1974), her brothers, Donald (1989), David (1989), Kevin (1991), and her sister, Florence (1999). She is survived by her husband, James, of Shelburne; her sister, Maureen (Sister Christine of God, OCD) of Elysburg, Pa., her sister, Rita, of Sacramento, Calif.; her son, James and his partner, Julie Anderson, of Eagle River, Alaska; two grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and numerous members of a loving extended family. Her family said, "Virginia’s family was the joy of her life. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. In the last years of her life, she doted upon her two grandchildren, and most recently delighted in visiting them in Alaska in June - only a few weeks before her passing." A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church in Shelburne. Burial will follow in Resurrection Park in South Burlington. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Road, Williston, VT 05495. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
, age 83, widow of Harry Grant died unexpectedly Monday evening, Sept. 18, 2000 at her home. She was born in Barre on August 6, 1917. Margaret was a former resident of Rochester, N.H., and for the past 10 years made her home in Enosburg Falls. While living in Enosburg, her life was devoted to caring for and playing with all of her grandchildren. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Kathleen and William Spears, Jr. of Enosburg ; 4 granddaughters, Kim, Jeni, Jodi, & Robyn; 4 great-grandchildren, Aspen, Ali, Nick & Gage; 2 half brothers, Robert & wife, Donna Dandrow of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Mike & wife, Betty Dandrow of National Park, N.J.; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry and a son, Robert. Friends may call in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg, Friday evening from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home at 6 p.m. A graveside service will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the Rochester Cemetery on Franklin Street in Rochester, N.H. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the Enosburg Library in care of Mrs. Hildred Tatro, P.O. Box 206, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450.
, age 70, died September 18, 2000 in Portsmouth Hospital in Va. He was a native of Burlington, a retired C.P.A. and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Teresa R. Hawley; daughters, Becky J. Nicholas and her husband, Dr. Ted Nicholas of Va., and Marcie D. Warner and her husband, David of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; sons, Bart J. Hawley and his wife, Karen of Jackson, Mich., and Matthew D. Hawley and his wife, Lisa of Suffolk, Va.; one sister, Mae Lemaster of Owensboro, Ky.; 2 brothers, Robert Hawley of Winooski, Vt. and David Hawley of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 6 grandchildren, Kyle & Sean Dunigan, Andrew & Joseph Hawley, Mary Margaret Warner, and Corey Hawley. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000 at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens on Thursday at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, Va. on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society or St. Mary’s Catholic Church Renovation Fund.
, age 49, wife of Dwayne LaCoste, died Monday morning, September 18, 2000 at her home, surrounded by her family and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in the Church of the Nazarene in St. Albans, with the Rev. Walter Mahany officiating. Interment will follow in the Sheldon Village Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, VT Division, Inc. for Melanoma Cancer research, 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls is in charge of arrangements.
, 62, of Hill Street in Waterbury, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2000. Born in Burlington on January 31, 1938, she was the daughter of Annie (Summers) Shephard and the late Leon Shephard, Jr. She was previously married to Spencer Morse. On December 19, 1983, she married John A. Lowell, Jr. in Waterbury. Janice was a 1956 graduate of Waterbury High School. As a young woman, she was busy as a homemaker and raising her family. She entered the work force as an assistant in the cafeteria at the Waterbury Elementary School, and later was employed as a bus driver for Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. Having passed the exam to become a psychiatric technician, she worked at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury for several years before joining her husband, John in operating Lowell’s IGA from 1980 – 1988. Since then, she has been employed as a licensed nurses aide at Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre. In 1999, she was honored as Geriatric Aide of the Year in the state of Vermont. Besides spending time with her children and grandchildren, one of her greatest joys was spending time with "her people" at Rowan Court Nursing Home. Her memberships included the Waterbury Ambulance Service, the Waterbury Village Fire Department Auxiliary, was a member and former president of the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Unit #59 of Waterbury, and was a member of the Barre American Legion Unit #10. In her leisure time, she enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing bingo. She is survived by her husband of Waterbury; her mother of Waterbury; 2 daughters, Laura Morse and her partner, Carol Gyscek, and Melanie Byrd and her husband, George, all of Waterbury; a son, Matthew Morse and his wife, Julie, of Waterbury; a step-daughter, Kathleen Lowell of Duxbury; 2 step-sons, David Lowell of Duxbury and Scott Lowell of Calif.; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; 2 sisters, Nancy Potter of Waterbury Center and Elaine Cliche of Fayston; nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Bethany Bell of Barre. She was predeceased by a brother, Larry Shepard. Graveside services will be held from the Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe on Thursday, September 21, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Central VT Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641, or to Rowan Court Nursing Home Activities Fund, 378 Prospect Street, Barre, VT 05641.
JEFFERSONVILLE - Jewel Elizabeth and Merryk Christian Stone
were born on September 18, 2000 in FAHC in Burlington, the twin children of Abel and Carrie (Proulx) Stone. Jewel died shortly following her birth on September 18th, while her brother Merryk died the following day on September 19th. In addition to their parents, Abel and Carrie, the twins are survived by their maternal grandparents Robert Jr. and Denise Proulx of Jeffersonville; their paternal grandparents Richard and Priscilla Stone of Milton; their maternal great grandparents Eugene and Lillian Pudsey of N.H., and Robert Sr. and Barbara Proulx of Mass.; their paternal great grandparents Ralph and Lois Lupo of Conn., and Birney and Joyce Stone of Colchester; their maternal great great grandfather Ernest Pudsey of Fla., and paternal great great grandmother Gladys Eiss of N.Y.; their uncles and aunts Robert Proulx III, Dustin and Darcy Proulx, Lonnie, Joshua, and Caleb Stone, their precious cousin Damon Proulx and all of their loving family, friends, great aunts, uncles, and cousins. Our little precious ones are in the best hands of all now…Jehovah God’s. Merryk and Jewel knew how much we love them, and always will. We had a chance to tell them, and hold them, and be with them. They will forever hold a special place in our hearts and minds. We love you both. Love, Mommy and Daddy A memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 24th at 11 am in the Jeffersonville Village Cemetery with Eric Benson, a minister of the Cambridge Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdon Hall. A Private Graveside Service will be held Saturday, September 23rd at 11 am. Memorials in Jewel’s and Merryk’s memory may be made to the Fletcher Allen Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Fund c/o Peggy Palm, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, 237 Rt. 7 So., Milton, VT.
, 48, of Ripley Road, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000. Born in East Orange, N.J. on February 2, 1952, she was the daughter of Richard C. and Jeanne D. (Seeley) Bessett. On December 23, 1977, she married Donald R. Brown in Meriden, Conn. Devon was a 1970 graduate, member of the National Honor Society, and valedictorian of Central Catholic High School in Norwalk, Conn. She continued her education at Southern Conn. State College, where she graduated in 1975, with a degree in psychology, with a minor in music. Moving to Vt. with her husband in 1979, she was first employed by HOPE, a social service agency in Waterbury. She later took a position as controller for Bolton Valley Ski Area for 8 years before being employed by IDX in South Burlington as an accountant, retiring in 1994, due to declining health. She was particularly fond of cross-stitching, crocheting, bird watching, camping, reading, gardening, and sailing. She is survived by her husband of Waterbury Center; her parents of Norwalk, Conn.; a son, Matthew A. Brown of Waterbury Center; 2 sisters, Christine A. Bessett of Chocorua, N.H., and Suzanne J. Dean and her husband, David, of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Mark D. Bessette and his wife, Teresa, of North Haven, Conn.; a nephew, David Thibodeau; and 3 nieces, Gressa Shail, Chelsea Bessette, and Jodi San Donato. Funeral services will be held from the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Friday at 12 noon, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641, or to the Audubon Nature Center, 255 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462.
, 77, died September 19, 2000 at her home in South Burlington, as a result of breast cancer. She was born on March 12, 1923 in Bennington, the daughter of Thomas B. and Celia (Conneely) Kenny. Mrs. Dunleavy attended public and parochial schools in Bennington and graduated from the former Bennington High School in 1941. She graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1945. On Sept. 2, 1950, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington, she married John J. Dunleavy of Barre. They moved to Burlington in 1953, where they lived until moving to South Burlington in 1990. Mrs. Dunleavy worked as a registered nurse in New York City and in Vt. From 1961-1984, she operated Sheila’s Uniform Shop in Burlington. She was a member of the Cathedral parish in Burlington, where she formerly served as a member of the parish council, and St. John Vianney parish in South Burlington. She is survived by her son, John K. Dunleavy of South Burlington; her daughter, Maggie D. Dechant; her son-in-law, Thomas V. Dechant; and her grandsons, John J. Dechant, James T. Dechant, and Paul A. Dechant, all of LaCrosse, Kan. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters and their spouses, Margaret M. Kenny of South Burlington, James C. and his wife, Lois S. Kenny of Charlotte, Vt., Brigid Eileen and her husband, Robert M. Gleason of Scituate, Mass., and John P. and wife, Mary Anne Kenny of Santa Fe, N.M., as well as several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Linda Baird, R.N., of Winooski, who provided inestimable support to Mrs. Dunleavy and her late husband during their illnesses over the past two years; and by her caregivers, Patty Dunn and Janet Herrero of Circle of Care. She was preceded in death by her husband on April 24, 2000; by her parents; and by her youngest brother, Thomas A. Kenny. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington, with the Rev. John Hamilton presiding. Burial will follow in the family lot in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., Burlington, Vt. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: V.N.A., Home Care Program, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.
, 89, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 in Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury. She was born on December 2, 1910 in New York City, the daughter of Charles and Anna (Watts) Messier. Emily served in the Women Army Air Corp. during World War II. She was a member of the American Legion. She married Adam Hansen in 1950. He predeceased her in 1972. Emily was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. She is survived by three stepchildren, Diane Heffernan of Bristol, William Peter Hansen of Lincoln, John Hansen of Rochester, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Joyce of Md.; four brothers, Robert Messier, Alexander Messier and Glen Messier, all of Washington, D.C., Edward Messier of Hyde Park, Long Island, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Henrietta and Jeanette and brother, Charles. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. Interment will be in Long Island National Cemetery at a later date. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Bristol, Vt. 05443, or Helen Porter Nursing Home, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol in charge of arrangements.
, 88, of Burlington, died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Sept. 19, 2000 after a long illness. She was born in Moretown, Vt. on October 19, 1911, daughter of Emile and Esther (Kingsbury) Gauthier. Thelma was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Colchester. She was the widow of Omer LaFountaine, who prececeased her in July, 1971. She was loved by everyone who knew her, especially her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed. Thelma is survived by her children and their spouses, Virginia Caron, Mary and Norman "Pete" Dion, all of Burlington, Frank and Sue LaFountaine of Essex Junction, Wilfred and Jean LaFountaine of Orlando, Fla., Harry and Barbara LaFountaine of Burlington, Aimes and Sandra LaFountaine of Tampa, Fla., Paul and Nancy LaFountaine of Colchester, Donald and Pauline LaFountaine of Burlington, a son-in-law, Dick Mayette of Burlington; a daughter-in-law, Florine LaFountaine of Manteca, Calif.; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Homer and Francis; a daughter, Juanita Mayette; two sisters; one brother; and their spouses. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, with Terry Barnes officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home today from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Thelma’s memory to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, c/o Terry Barnes, 64 Main Street, Colchester, VT 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.
, 71, of Burlington, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Healthcare following a short illness. She was born in St. Albans on October 13, 1928, the daughter of the late John and Melvina (Audette) Rogers. She had been employed at Stannard’s Market on North Champlain Street for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral. She is survived by her 5 children, Nancy McCann, Patrick McCann, Michael McCann, and Timothy McCann, all of Burlington; and Kathleen McCann of Colchester; the family dog, Rocky McCann; 4 sisters, Ginger Riley of Milton, Eva Cote of Burlington, Leona Rogers and Margaret Bates, both of Winooski; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald James McCann on February 8, 1986, and by her brothers and sisters, Ed Rogers, Joseph Rogers, Mildred Winegar, Rita Brodeur, Helen Benoit, and Elma Bouin. Catherine’s family would like to give special thanks to John and Mary Provost, Tracey Robare, and her three adopted sons, Jimmy Merola, Franky Merola, and John Desautels for their support in our time of need. They also would like to thank the staff on Shepardson 4 at FAHC for all their special care and support throughout this most difficult time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 22, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road.
, 82, passed away peacefully at home with her family and friends by her side on Tuesday, September 19, 2000. Born in Bolton on February 2, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Rolla and Evelyn (Pierce) Keith. On January 26, 1936, she married Dwaine C. Marshall in Stowe. Shirley attended schools in Morrisville and Waterbury. As a young woman, she worked as a mother’s helper in Morrisville and later in Waterbury. Following her marriage, she was busy as a homemaker and raising not only her own family, but was a mom to many other children also. Family was the most important aspect in her life. Active in organizations, her memberships included the Waterbury Center Community Church and its affiliated Ladies Aid, the Waterbury Grange #237, Emerald Rebekah Lodge #33, the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit #59, and was a 4-H leader for many years. Her leisure time was filled with needle point, crocheting, flower gardening, ceramics, and reading. She gave particular care to her beloved cats and her houseplants. She is survived by her husband of Waterbury Center; 2 daughters, Joyce Couture and her husband, Doug, of Lunenburg, Mass., and Phyllis Marshall of Williston; 3 sons, Neil Marshall and his wife, Betty, of Waterbury; Bruce Marshall and his wife, Polly, of East Montpelier, and Steven Marshall and his wife, Bonnie, of Waterbury Center; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; a dear friend of the family, Rita Gauthier of Swanton; as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 sisters and 2 brothers. A reception in memory of Shirley will be held in the dining room of the Waterbury Center Community Church on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641, or to the Waterbury Center Community Church, PO Box 216, Waterbury Center, VT 05677. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury is in charge of arrangements.
, 77, died Sept. 19, 2000, in Phoenix. She was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Burlington, Vt., the daughter of Thomas and Ruth (Vanderhoff) Gill. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1941. She married Reide B. Payne on July 5, 1947, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Burlington. Mrs. Payne was a charter member of the Rutland Emblem Club and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Reide of Rutland, Vt., and Phoenix; two sons, Timothy J. Payne of Rutland, and Dennis B. Payne and his companion, Deborah LaJoie, of Pitts ford, Vt.; two sisters, June Zimolka and her husband, william, of Old Beth Page, N.Y., and Elizabeth Costello of San Antonio, Texas; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Gill of North Babylon, N.Y.; nine nephews; and five nieces. She was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas Gill and John Gill, both of Burlington, and Robert Gill of North Bablylon, N.Y. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Raymond Giroux in St. Bridget’s Church in West Rutland. Interment will be in the Vermont National Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph at the convenience of the family. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Silver Towers Camp, c/o George Foy, Secretary, Rutland Elks Lodge 345, 45 Pleasant St., Rutland, Vt. 05701.
, 50, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000 at the home of his sister in Huntington, following a lengthy illness. He was born April 15, 1950 in Burlington, the son of Frederick J. Sr. and Eva (Barber) Ross. Mr. Ross enjoyed country western music and fishing and hunting. He is survived by his mother, Eva Ross of Richmond; three children, Ann Lavery and Jessica Ross, both of Fla., and Fred J. Ross III, of Colchester; four grandchildren; one brother, Clifford Ross and his wife, June of Westford; three sisters, Sandra Haskins and her husband, Larry Sr., of Huntington, Gail Ross of Williston, and Renee Haskins and her husband, David, of Richmond; six nieces and nephews; one grandniece and one grandnephew; and one very special friend, "Mr. D". Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot Street, Richmond. Funeral services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers at the request of the family. Donations only may be made to the American Cancer Society, VT Division Inc., 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
, beloved son of Carl & Colleen (Sullivan) Tetzlaff died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 in the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. He was born in Randolph, Vt. on April 27, 2000. He is survived by his mother & father of Northfield; maternal grandmother, Jean Sullivan of Hampton, New Hampshire; paternal grandparents, Charles R. & Joan S. Tetzlaff of Burlington, Vt.; maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth J. Houston of Portland, Maine; paternal great grandmother, Harriet R. Tetzlaff of Burlington; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. His grandfather, John Sullivan died previously. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in the United Methodist Church in Northfield. Calling hours will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kingston Funeral Home, 35 Slate Avenue in Northfield. Burial will take place in the family plot in South Hero. Donations may be made in his memory to the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance, 10500 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 420, Columbia, Md. 21044.
, 79, of Burlington died in Fletcher Allen Healthcare on September 20, 2000 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Burlington on April 25, 1921, daughter of Leon and Evelyn (Bamey) Fortune. Ruth was a longtime member of St. Joseph Parish and the Confraternity of St. Joseph. She married Manuel Medeiros in St. Joseph Church in 1945; he predeceased her in 1974. Ruth loved doing crafts and socializing with her friends at 10 North Champlain Street. She is survived by her sister, Gloria Fortune of Burlington; her brother and his wife, Maxim and Janice Fortune of Bolton; a special sister-in-law, Elizabeth Fortune of Burlington; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, John and James Fortune. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment to follow in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 No. Winooski Ave., Burlington today from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Ruth’s memory to St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, 85 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
, age 80 years, of Inverness, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000. He was born in Swanton, Vt. and came to Inverness 2 years ago from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mr. Moreau was a 1942 graduate of St. Michael’s College, Winooski Park, Vt., where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and his Masters in Education. He taught school for 21 years at the Peoples Academy in Morrisville; and was a retired Immigration Inspector for the U.S. Government, after 33 years of service, 23 of them in Montreal, Canada; and a WWII Army Air Veteran; and was Catholic by Faith. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mrs. Grace Perry Moreau, Inverness, Fla.; 2 sons, Mr. John (Patricia) Moreau, Ridgewood, N.J. and Mr. Robert Moreau, Morrisville; brother, Mr. John P. Moreau, South Burlington; and sister, Mrs. Rolande Kane, Lake Carmi, Vt. Those who wish, may send memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County.
, 80, of Essex Junction, died on Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at home with her loving family by her side following a short illness. She was born in Burlington on September 24, 1919, daughter of the late William and Mary Louise (Cote) Desjardins. She was a long time parishioner of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Essex Junction. Constance was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her four children; Janice McGrail of Essex Junction, Larry Provost and his wife Donna of Burlington, Robert Provost and his wife Darla of Grand Isle and Rick Provost of Colchester; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Constance was predeceased by one daughter, Martha Giroux; and by two brothers and five sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 10 AM in the Holy Family Catholic Church in Essex Junction. Interment will follow in the New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington. 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 Friday, September 22, 2000, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski, VT.
CHESAPEAKE, VA./STOWE - A long-time resident of Stowe, Bill Deveney
, 84, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, in Chesapeake, Va., near his daughter, Gail Pepe and her husband, Lou. He is also survived by a sister, Mildred Brooks, of Elizabethtown, Pa., nieces, nephews, other relatives, and his many friends and golf buddies. His beloved wife, Emily, predeceased him this past February. We would like to thank the aff at Chesapeake Place, Pam Moore, and Clarence Purnell, for their kindness and special care given to Bill. Friends of the Deveney’s are invited to gather at the Stowe Community Church on Monday, October 16, 2000 at 2 p.m. for a brief memorial to be followed by inurnment of both Bill and Emily Deveney at the Stowe Riverbank Cemetery Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Stowe Rescue Squad, Stowe, VT 05672. Tidewater Funeral Choices handled the arrangements in Va. and Stafford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements in Stowe.
, 85, died Thursday September 21, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be held Monday September 25, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. Visiting hours are Sunday 2-5 p.m. in the funeral home with Temple Chapter #75, O.E.S. conducting their service at 2:30 p.m. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s Free Press.
RICHFORD, VT/ FAYETTEVILLE, NY - Robert Charles Shipway
, age 85, died Thursday morning Sept. 21, 2000 at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford. Robert C. Chipway, son of Richard Tanner Shipway and Charlotte Fancher Shipway was born July 18th, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois. Bob was raised in Chicago and graduated from the University of Chicago on a full sports scholarship in 1937. While in school, Bob was the captain of the baseball team as well as playing the position of quarterback to the first recipient of the Heisman Trophy, Jay Berwanger. Sports always played an important role in Bob’s life, most notably baseball. In 1932 he was a member of the Chicago American Legion Team, which successfully became the World Champions. After playing ball in college, Bob went on to play pro baseball and in later years resumed his love for the game by coaching his son’s many little league teams. In 1941, Bob married his beloved, Florence Begg of Chicago. The couple eventually settled in Fayetteville, New York to raise their four children. Bob and Florence were long-term residents of the town of Fayettesville and lived in their much treasured home for over forty years. Bob was a very successful salesman with All-Steel Equipment and retired in his early fifties. He and Florence loved to travel and spent winters in their second home in Vero Beach Florida where Bob continued his love for baseball by being an avid Dodger fan during Spring Training. He is survived by his wife Florence and his four children and their spouses, Kathy Crumb and Carl Gooley of Albany, New York, Jill and Mike Roy of Walnut Creek, California, Peggy and Richard Eastman of Charlotte, and Robert and Hillary Shipway, Jr. of Lafayette, California. Nine adored grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive Bob. Bob will be remembered for his quick wit, his athleticism, and his great love and admiration for his friends and family. A memorial service will be held Friday September 29, 2000, at 11:00 at the Eaton-Tubbs-Schepp Funeral Home on 7191 East Genesee St. in Fayetteville, NY.
, 72, and his wife, Joyce M. Zajchowski, 67, of South Burlington died as the result of an automobile accident in West Haven on Thursday, September 21, 2000. Joseph was born in Adams, Massachusetts on April 5, 1928 the son of Albert and Sophie (Filip) Zajchowski. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was a graduate of Illinois Institte of Technology in Chicago and received his degree in Architecture. Being well known in the architectural community, Joseph served several terms as president of the local chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, art and a good joke. On August 7, 1954 he was married in Chicago to Joyce M. Weber. They moved to Vermont in 1957. Joyce was born in Buffalo, New York on September 17, 1933 the daughter of Carl and Violet (Wald) Weber. She was a Registered Nurse having received her Nursing Degree from Passevant Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She worked for many years for the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester and derived great joy from caring for her patients. She enjoyed shopping, cooking and laughing. Together Joseph and Joyce dedicated their lives to their family and friends. They enjoyed traveling, gardening, nature, and were very active in their church, St. John Vianney. They are survived by their six children and their spouses. Kathleen and Jeffrey Tolbert of Brooklyn, NY, Steven Zajchowski of Jeffersonville, Carol and Dr. Mark Albertini of Madison, Wisconsin, Gregory Zajchowski and his wife Shari Halik of Richmond, Laura Zajchowski and her husband Gerry Hall of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, David Zajchowski of Cary, North Carolina; 8 grandchildren, Sara and Justin Tolbert, Jeffrey, Matthew and Michael Albertini, Rachel Zajchowski, Nathan and Zachary Hall. Joseph is also survived by two sisters, Irene Wojtkowski and Ilene Maluda both of Pittsfield, MA. Joyce is also survived by her mother, Violet Weber of Burlington and by a sister and her husband Lois and Robert McKinney of Huntington, Connecticut. They both also leave several nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in their memory to St. John Vianney Development Fund or to the Weston Priory. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington.
died Sept. 22, 2000 at the Birchwood Nursing Home in Burlington He was born March 26, 1921 in Calumet, Michigan, the son of Nels and Mary (Erickson) Grenley. Raymond served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II. He received his masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan School of Mining and Technology. He worked for Dupont Co., G.E. and he retired from I.B.M. in 1987. He worked as a realtor for Martin Agency, Century 21, after his retirement from I.B.M.. Ray was a devoted member of the Green Mountain Chorus. he was a member of the Masonic Order. He volunteered at the Fletcher Allen Healthcare in the Cardiac Unit. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Johnson) Grenley of Essex Jct., 3 children; daughter Ruth LeBlanc of Charlotte, son Stephen G. Grenley and his wife Nola – Jane, of Island Heights, New Jersey, daughter Margaret and husband John L. Fox of Georgia, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers Ralph and George Grenley and his sister Margaret Jewell. Funeral Services will be held on Monday Sept. 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, 130 Maple Street, Essex Jct., VT. Burial will be at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center, VT at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours will be Sunday, Sept. 24 from 4-7 p.m. at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Jct., VT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to: Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, VT 05601 or to the Green Mountain Chorus, C/O Gregory Morrill, 202 Candy Hill Road, Stowe, VT 05672.
, age 94 passed away Saturday September 23, 2000 at his home in Orwell. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 1:00 PM in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Orwell. Rev. Robert Mcknight, Pastor will officiate. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition. Arrangements are under the care of Sanderson Funeral Service, Middlebury.
, age 80, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, Saturday, September 23, 2000. She was born in Roscoe, N.Y., February 8, 1920, the daughter of Joseph and Sadie (Litrenta) Salvator. Antoinette graduated from UVM in 1944, with a BS in Medical Technology. She was 1 of 3 in UVM’s first graduating class in Medical Technology. She worked at Mary Fletcher Hospital after graduating and also in W. Va. and Laconia, N.H. On April 23, 1949, she married Wilfrid R. Bilodeau in the newly built St. John’s Apostle Church in Johnson, Vt. Ann was an enthusiastic bird watcher, she maintained scrapbooks and was known for her wealth of knowledge on the subject. She and her husband also toured Vt. Covered Bridges, having visited bridges throughout the state collecting photographs and articles. She is survived by her loving family, her husband, Wilfrid; three sons; Blaise Bilodeau, Lawrence and his wife, France Bilodeau, Joseph and his wife, Wendy Bilodeau; her sisters-in-law, Marie Lackard and Dolly and her husband, Robert Sinclair; four grandchildren, Mark, Natalie, Leslie and Kelsey Bilodeau. Also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; 3 sisters, Louise Salvator, Innocence Brault and Marie Tomlinson; 2 sisters-in-law and their husbands, Yvonne and Alden Sargant and Mary Jane and Paul King. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. Celebrant will be the Rev. John McDermott, pastor. A reception will follow the Mass in the Fellowship Hall from 11:00 to 12:30. Graveside committal services and burial will be in Lamoille View Cemetery in Johnson, Vt. at 3:00 p.m. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Sanderson Funeral Home, 117 South Main Street, Middlebury. Memorial contributions may be made to Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 504, Middlebury or to the Addison County Home Health Care, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.
, age 77, formerly of Winooski, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000 in the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin following a short illness. Henry was born in Winooski, Vt. on February 7, 1923, the son of the late Leonard and Lottie (Myers) Miles. He attended Winooski schools and was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Winooski. Henry served in the United States Army in WW II and in the Korean Conflict. He was in the United States Army for 11 years, and worked for 23 years at Girard Baking, and finally at Lone Pine Campground in Colchester as manager for 13 years. Among Henry’s many interests, he especially enjoyed camping, dining out with his grandchildren and friends and spending time with his dog, Oreo. He is survived by his wife, Nettie Miles of Montpelier; one son, Mark Miles of Swanton; two grandchildren, Chad Miles, US Marine Corps., Yorktown, Va., Chrissy Miles of Swanton; three stepdaughters, Jeanne and her husband, Doug Brink of Barre, Vt., Joanie and her husband, Lawrence Holmes of Hope, R.I., Joyce Bartlett of Berlin, Vt.; one stepson, Jeff and his wife, Sue DeForge of Adamant, Vt.; one brother, Harold and his wife, Pearl Miles and their children of Bristol, Conn.; one sister, Blanche Mongeon of Winooski, and several nieces and nephews. Henry was predeceased by his first wife, Rose Miles, in 1985; two brothers, Robert and Frank Miles, and one sister, Eleanor Miles. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Visiting hours will be Monday, September 25, 2000 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main Street, Winooski
, 82, of Sweet Road, passed away at her home on Saturday, September 23, 2000. Born in Hamden, Conn. on December 6, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Jerretta (Barnes) Bamford. On April 18, 1942, she married George Francis Mulvey in West Haven, Conn. Mr. Mulvey passed away while serving during WW II on April 1, 1945. Mrs. Mulvey was a 1935 graduate of Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. Moving her family to Vt. and settling in Waterbury in 1963, she began work at the Vermont State Hospital, first as a psychiatric technician, and later as an assistant supervisor. From 1970 – 1998, she operated a community care home in Waterbury Center. A longtime red phone dispatcher for the Waterbury Ambulance Service, she also took delight in organizing and hosting the ambulance annual picnic and hayride. She previously had owned and operated a ceramics studio in Waterbury, an activity she enjoyed throughout her life, along with working with miniatures. She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Mulvey of Waterbury Center; a son, Douglas Mulvey and his wife, Dawn, of Kearsarge, N.H. and their son, Shawn Mulvey; a sister, Alice Wetmore of Wallingford, Conn.; 2 brothers, Oscar Bamford of New Haven, Conn., and Wesley Bamford of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, adley and Nancy Guyette of Waterbury Center. A sister, Laura Riggs, and 3 brothers, George Bamford, William Bamford, and James Bamford predeceased her. Graveside services will be held from the Waterbury Center Cemetery on Tuesday at 1 p.m. There will be no calling hours. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Waterbury Ambulance Service, PO Box 95, Waterbury Center, VT 05677, or to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury is in charge of arrangements.
WINOOSKI - Norma Jean (Vanslette) Ritchie
, 61, of Winooski, died in Fletcher Allen Healthcare on September 23, 2000 after a long illness. She was born in Burlington on January 7, 1939, daughter of Robert L. Pike and Hester A. Kellyhouse Pike. Norma was predeceased by her husband, Ronald J. Vanslette in April of 1968. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon and Moquin and her husband, Dan of Winooski, Mary Dusablon of Winooski, Patricia Tobin of Milton, Wendy Vanslette of South Burlington, Kelley Francis and her husband, Michael of Burlington, Melissa Burbo and her husband, Mikey of Essex Junction, and Michelle Miller of Burlington; two sisters, Mildred Simonds of South Royalton, and Ruth Billings of Burlington; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Pike. Norma will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends and neighbors at Spring Gardens. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church in Winooski, with interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call in the Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Norma’s memory to the American Lung Association of Vermont, 30 Farrell Street, South Burlington, VT 05403, or to Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.
CROTON-ON - HUDSON, N.Y./MIDDLEBURY, VT. - C. Brian Crosbie-Foote
passed away Sept. 24, 2000 at his home in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. Brian would have been 44 on November 1, 2000. He was born and lived his youth in Vermont, where he graduated from Middlebury Union High School as Valedictorian in 1974. In 1978, he received his B.A. degree from Amherst College where he was also a member of Delta Upsilon. He married Holly Crosbie of Tarrytown, N.Y. on October 23, 1982. They made their home in Croton-on-Hudson since 1985, except for two years in Rochester, N.Y. Holly, their son, Cory, 9, and daughter, Hayley, 4, survive him. He worked in the Trust Departments of Manufacturers Hanover and Bank of N.Y. As a Certified Financial Planner, Brian was later self-employed as a tax advisor and financial consultant. He will long be remembered for his ready smile, wit, kindness, and even-handedness to all. Dedicated to his children, he strove to encourage them to have the qualities of openness and honesty with respect for the rights of all who touched their lives. Brian loved all sports and athletics, excelling in football, basketball, track, water polo, and lacrosse in high school and college. He took pleasure in his collection of antique clocks and toys, his culinary endeavors, and with Holly, enjoyed flower gardening and yard sales of every kind. He is also survived by his parents, Ralph and Nancy Foote, brothers, Tony, Peter (Sharon), Dick (Missy), and Cory (Hilary) Foote, together with nieces and nephews, Katy, Alec, Charles, Rob, Annie, T.J., Samantha, and "little" Brian, all living in Vt. Holly’s parents, five sisters, brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews were also very dear to him. Brian, a humanitarian and history buff, cared deeply for those individuals who made a true difference in the world and, as inspired by Abe Lincoln, "…always sought to pluck a thistle and plant a flower where he thought a flower might grow." Those who watched and lived it with him will forever remember him for his valiant struggle against brain cancer. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 in the Reformed Church of Tarrytown at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, Ill., 60018 or www.abta.org/donation.htm
, 22, of Burlington, died as a result of a car accident on Sunday, September 24, 2000. A complete obituary will appear in a later Burlington Free Press. Arrangements are by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.SARAH ANN FORKAS BURLINGTON - Sarah Ann Forkas, 22, of Burlington died as a result of an automobile accident on Sunday, September 24, 2000. She was born in Burlington on June 22, 1978, daughter of David Forkas and Mary (Sadler) Tahair. Sarah is survived by her daughter, Lexus Tiara Forkas of Burlington; her father, David Forkas of Colchester; her mother, Mary Tahair and her husband, Steven Tahair, Sr. of Hinesburg; her grandparents, Colin Sadler of Pennsylvania, and Jane Wimble and her husband, William of Enosburg Falls, Vt.; her brother, Michael Forkas of Burlington; her sister, Katie Forkas of Colchester; a stepbrother, Steven Tahair, Jr. of Hinesburg; two stepsisters, Crystal and Amber Tahair, both of Hinesburg; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is also survived by her best friend, Nikky Joyal of St. Albans. Sarah was the most generous person; she was always a giver, never a taker. A talented and published poet, Sarah and her daughter were inseparable, the best of friends. She will now go home to be with her friends and family whom she loves. Without Sarah, her family feels as if they have been dropped off somewhere they have never been and must find their way home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment to follow in Jericho Center Cemetery. Friends may call in the Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Sarah’s memory c/o Lexus Forkas Fund, VT Development Credit Union, 18 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements are by Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Directors.
, 84, passed away in the Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, where she had been a resident for a short time. Bertha was born on April 6, 1916, in Underhill, the daughter of Fred and Hattie (Brown) Bapp. She was the 14th of 16 children. She married Maurice C. Foster in Burlington on October 11, 1941. Maurice predeceased her on Sept. 1, 1999. Bertha attended Underhill schools and graduated from UVM and taught elementary school for 15 years, (often in 1 room schools) in Moretown, Fayston, Waterbury and Westford. She also taught in the Head Start Program in Fairfax. She was also employed at the Westford Post Office for 10 years. She served as a legislator from Westford in 1965-1966 and was active in Civic and Church affairs. Bertha was a very special person! She always devoted her life to someone else – her husband, her parents and special nieces and nephews and friends and neighbors. She was a member of the Westford United Church and attended the Moretown United Methodist Church while living with her sister. She was also a member of the Mad River Valley Seniors. Among her survivors is her niece, June Way, who has been like a daughter to her, and June’s husband, Frank and their children, Stephen and his wife, Lynn, Laurie, and Debra and Stephen’s children, Brandon, Tyler and Lauren Way. She is also survived by a brother, Arthur Bapp of Bristol and a sister, Gertrude Murphy of Moretown, a brother-in-law, Donald Foster, and his wife, Shirley and a sister-in-law, Irma Farnham of Moretown. She also leaves many nieces and nephews as well as many friends. She has earned her reward, but will be missed greatly. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, 2000 in the Minor Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service in the Minor Funeral Home located at 237 Route 7 South in Milton. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to either Moretown United Methodist Church, Moretown, VT or to United Church of Westford, c/o Fred Hodgdon, 1092 Osgood Hill Road, Westford, Vt 05494.