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, 62, of Enosburg Falls, died Sunday, September 24, 2000 in the Northwest Medical Center in St. Albans. He was born in Burlington on February 26, 1938, the son of the late Raymond and Mae (Vochey) Roberts. He served in the US Army in Germany. He was married on January 23, 1960 to Carolyn Pelkey. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of Enosburg Falls; 5 children, Harold J., Jr., of Enosburg Falls, Charles I. of Fla., Rebecca Ann Badger and her husband, Arthur of Richford, Brenda Lee Longtin of Fla., and William H. of Richford; 10 grandchildren; 3 brothers and sister, Eleanor Lavalette of Hinesburg, William of Hinesburg, Donald of Fla., and Jack of Rutland, 1 sister-in-law, Mary Roberts of Essex Junction, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Roberta Bean and 2 brothers, Richard and Frederick, and one sister, Phyllis. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. Interment will follow in Lake View Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
, 71, of Winooski, has joined her predeceased husband, J. Roger on September 25, 2000. Waiting to join her are her ten very special children, Roger and wife, Linda of Fremont, N.H.; Arthur and wife, Deb of Lisbon Falls, Maine; Marie and husband, Emory of Colchester; Irene and husband, Alan of Fayeteville, Georgia; and Anne and husband, Douglas of Hinesburg; three precious grandchildren, Deanna and Bryce Waldrop and Melanie DuHamel, all of Md. Lauretta also leaves four sisters and two brothers along with many close relatives and dear friends. Your expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of ones choice. A Mass in honor of her life will be celebrated on September 29, 2000 at 9 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with interment to follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. Arrangements are made by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home of Burlington.
, 98, formerly of Rutland, died Monday, September 25, 2000 in the Birchwood Terrace Healthcare Center in Burlington. She was born in Rutland on October 14, 1901, the youngest daughter of 13 children to Peter and Marie (Morin) Lorette. Mrs. Ianni was a longtime resident of Rutland and member of St. Peter Church. Mrs. Ianni was employed for twenty-five years by Dr. George Marshall, later became a Registered Record Librarian at the Rutland Hospital. Prior to her retirement, she assisted Dr. Louis Esposito in his office for twenty-six years. Her husband, Napoleon W. Ianni, a popular music educator and conductor known throughout central and southern Vt. predeceased her in 1977. In the mid 1980′s Leona moved to Burlington to be near her family. Mrs. Ianni is survived by 2 sons, Robert, and his wife, Jeannette of Morrisville; a son, Richard and his wife, Fran, of South Burlington.; grandchildren, Kevin of Middlebury; Robert, Jr. of North Troy; Edward of Charlotte, N.C.; Patricia of Hackettstown, N.J., and Michael and Christopher of Colchester. She also leaves eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Peter Church. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call in the Aldous Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, VT Division, Inc., 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, or Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, PO Box 1139, Montpelier, VT 05601.
, 75, died Monday, September 25, 2000 in Brattleboro. He was born in Stowe on June 4, 1925, the son of Valentine and Bernice (Preston) LaMonda. Frederick served his country during World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Bonnie Barnett on October 5, 1974. Fred had lived for the past 26 years in Cabot where he was a member of the Cabot United Church. He never retired and was currently employed at S.B. Collins, where he had worked for the past ten years. His previous employment was at Wymans, Inc., where he worked for 40 years. Fred was a master electrician and journeyman plumber. He was a Lifemember of the V.F.W. Post #792 in Montpelier, he was also a Lifemember of the N.R.A. Fred was an avid hunter and fisherman and he also enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Cabot; two sons, Val LaMonda and Carl LaMonda both of Stowe; a step-son, Bradley LaPan of Sarasota, Fla.; two daughters, Linda LaMonda of Cabot, and Debra Tyler of Stowe; a step-daughter, Robin LaPan of Cabot; a brother, William Sanborn of North Carolina; three sisters, Ellie Spaulding of Morrisville, Bernice Kelly of McGregor, Texas, and Helen Camley of Hyde Park; ten grandchildren and two twin great-granddaughters. He was predeceased by his parents, and his step-father, Cecil Sanborn, Sr.; a daughter, Linda Mae LaMonda; a step-son, Gary, and a brother, Cecil Sanborn, Jr. Contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to the Cabot Fire Department, c/o Skip Bothfeld, Cabot, Vt 05647. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2000 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Church Street, Hardwick. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 29, 2000 at 1 p.m. in the Cabot United Church in Cabot, with burial to follow in the Durant Cemetery, Lower Cabot. Arrangements are under the direction of the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Church Street, Hardwick.
, 70, died at her home in Bristol on Monday, September 25, 2000. She was born on October 18, 1929 in Orange, Mass., the daughter of Fenwick and Eltheda (Ward) Estey. She was a graduate of Bristol High School and worked for many years at Drake Smith Company in Bristol. She then worked at Bristol Elementary School before her retirement in 1998. She loved to go fishing with her husband Harland and her grandchildren. She spent her summers tending her vegetable garden and many flower gardens and from her flower gardens came her children’s gardens. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid birdwatcher who cared year-round for the birds that came to her numerous feeders. Reading was a special joy for her and she liked nothing better than to be curled up in her rocking chair with yet another favorite book. Joann is survived by her husband of 52 years, Harland. She had six children. One daughter, Cathy and her husband, Glenn Ahrens of Bow, N.H. Five sons; George Wendel and his wife, Judy of Bristol, Scott Wendel and his wife, Vickie of Hinesburg, Hal Wendel and his wife, Margaret of Bristol, Brian Wendel and his wife, Meg of Bristol, and Dean Wendel and his wife, Cheryl of Chapel Hill, N.C. She leaves 16 grandchidlren and one great-grandchild. She also leaves two brothers; Fenwick Estey of Starksboro, and Frank Estey of Woodstock, Conn. Three sisters, Edythe Estey of Clifton, N.J., Eltheda Steady of New Haven and Nancy Hallock of Lebanon, OR. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Joann was predeceased by a brother, Richard Estey. Joann was a devoted wife and mother and she died peacefully surrounded by the family she loved. She was a no-nonsense kind of person but also one who understood the quiet beauty of the world around her. She was a wise and compassionate woman who was a source of strength for all of us who were lucky to have known her. God has taken another angel to watch over us. We will miss her deeply, for she was not only our wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, she was our best friend. Rest in Peace. We love you. Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Friends may call in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753, or The Munsill Hose Company, Bristol, Vt. 05443 for the Restoration of the "36".
, 69, died September 26, 2000, following a long and courageous struggle with lung disease in Fletcher Allen with his loving family by his side. He was born in Jericho on October 17, 1930, the son of the late Wallace and Gladys (Hunt) Booska. He served in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Korean Conflict having been stationed in Germany for two tours where he served as a military policeman. He was employed by Albert Wright’s Oil Burner Service for many years and then worked in construction plumbing until retiring in 1994. He is a member of the Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union/Local 693. He was a long standing Fraternal Member of the Eagles Club. His greatest joy was when all the family would gather together for barbecues and the holidays and he always enjoyed his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching the birds in his backyard and was a great cook. He loved to play cards with his friends and was a Giants football fan. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Setsuko Martha (White) Booska, who spent many hours lovingly taking care of him during the past year. Besides his wife, he is survived by 8 children and their spouses: Diana (White) & James Poirier of Milton, Allan Booska of Culver City, Calif., Mary (White) & David Ball of Milton, Rita (Booska) & Patrick Carlin of Naples, Fla., David & Judy White of Waterford, N.Y., James & Donna Booska of Burlington, Mary Ann (Booska) Lawrence of Rochester, N.Y., Peter White & his fiancee Christa Vento of Burlington; 15 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Yvonne Wilder of Florida, his sister Maida Begins and her husband Richard of Essex Junction, and his brother Gerald Booska and his wife Connie of Florida. Sisters and brothers-in-law in Japan, many nieces and nephews, and many wonderful friends. He was predeceased by his brother Roland Booska, his half-brother Gordon Booska, his brother-in-law Richard Wilder, and his half-sister Beulah McDonald.. Calling hours will be held Thursday, September 27, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Corbin & Palmer, 71 South Union Street, Burlington. Prayers will be said at 3:45. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on September 29 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to either The Vermont Lung Association or the Visiting Nurse Association. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the medical staff on Baird 4 of Fletcher Allen and to The Visiting Nurse Association for the care and compassion shown to Floyd and his family.
, 43, died unexpectedly on Tuesday September 26, 2000. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on September 26, 1957, the son of Barbara (Provost) Gauthier and stepson of Lawrence Gauthier. Michael was married to the former Joanne Charette on December 21, 1979. Besides Joanne, he is survived by his son Thomas and his daughter, Brandy; two sisters, Donna, of RI and Deborah of Florida; and a brother, Thomas, of RI. Funeral services will be held 10 A.M. Saturday in the Trinity Assembly of God Church, Hyde Park, with interment following in the Taylor Cemetery, Wolcott. Visiting hours will be held 6-9 P.M. Friday evening in the White-Fiess Funeral Home 165 Brooklyn St. Morrisville. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to the Borello family, c/o P.O. Box 74, Wolcott, VT 05680.
, 42, died on September 26, 2000. He was the son of Christien and Priscilla Persons Paquin. He is survived by his wife Rosalie "Bobbi" Housler Paquin; his children Duane Paquin, Jody Paquin, Eugene Lundfelt and Kellyjo Lundfelt; his brothers Merrick Gray, Paul Paquin, Christien Paquin, Leo Paquin; his sisters Lorraine Lawrence, Lillian Norris, Loretta Lawrence and Linda Dries; and the late Jackson Gray grandfather of two grandchildren. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen. Services are at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Brigid’s Church, Bergen. Memorials to Bergen Rod & Gun Club, P.O. Box 176, Bergen, NY 14416
, age 57, a long time resident of the local area, died Tuesday September 26, 2000 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington with her loving family by her side. Bonnie was born in Colchester on April 25, 1943 the daughter of James D. and Emelda M. (LeBlanc) Shea. She attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic School and Rice Memorial Catholic High School. She was married to Robert Rock. Bonnie was employed for many years at IBM. She was a parishioner at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. Bonnie had several interests such as writing, she was an avid reader and a tremendous organizer, spending time with her dog "Teddy, and enjoyed watching figure skating. She was very personable, outgoing, fun loving, and witty, with a very giving heart. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by two sons, Shaun and wife Felecia and their children Cody, Casey, and Samantha Rock of Milton, Dean and his wife Melissa and their daughter Jonessa Rock of Brandon; her mother, Emelda M. Shea of Winooski; three sisters, Barbara and her husband Daniel and their children Dane and Damon Kucharski of Lakewood, Colo., Betty and her husband Bruce and their children Robbin, Kyle, and Hollie Sarrazin of Colchester, Donna and her husband Larry and their son Michael McIsaac of Weston Fla.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends, and by her beloved dog "Teddy. She was predeceased by her father James D. Shea. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Friday September 29, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski with interment following in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Kidney Association, P.O. Box 244, Burlington, VT 05402, or to St. Vincent DePaul Center, C/O Sr. Jeanne Barrette, 47 West Spring St., Winooski, VT 05404. Visiting hours will be Thursday September 28, 2000 from 6-8 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, Inc., 132 Main St. Winooski, VT.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. - Funeral services for Shirley G. Speranza
, 69, who died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in Vencor of North Florida in Green Cove Springs, Fla., were held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in St. Brendan’s Church at 10 a.m. Interment followed in Vousia Memorial Park. Shirley was born to Alfred and Gladys Merchand on Sept. 20, 1931, in Burlington, Vt. She spent the past 12 years here in the Ormond Beach area, moving from Burlington, Vt. She is survived by her husband, Anthony; and her sons, Michael Pepin of Ormond Beach and Bruce Pepin of New Smyrna Beach; her daughter, Valerie Bruce of New Hartford, Conn.; stepdaughters Rosemarie Speranza and Kathleen Thompson; stepsons Anthony Speranza and Michael Speranza; brother Arthur Merchant of South Burlington, Vt.; sister Doris Pepin of Burlington, Vt.; grandchildren Christopher, Benjamin, Nicholas, Alex, Jason, Mary, Jen, Carrie, Sara, Virginia and Alexandra. Conributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Blake Destiny Road, Suite 415, Maitland, Fla. 32751. Arrangements were under the direction of Ormond Funeral Home, 733 W. Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, Fla. 32174.
, age 87, passed away Wednesday September 27, 2000 after a brief illness in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. She was born on May 8, 1913 the daughter of the late Frederich and Ellen Kroog in Hoboken, N.J. Upon moving to Vermont in 1983, she was a long time friend and volunteer for transportation of the Central Vermont Council on Aging. She is survived by her daughter Maureen and son-in-law Sven Skjolberg of Stowe; three granddaughters, Karen Moskal of Wayne, N.J., Joyce Von Bernewitz of Waterbury, and Sandra Skjolberg of New Port Richey, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Erin, Michael, and Erik. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl, and her two sisters, Marion Ward and Eleanor Berry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Church on the Mountain Road in Stowe, followed by an interment in the Riverbank Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe is in charge of arrangements.
died in Starr Farm Nursing Center on September 27, 2000. A graveside service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday in Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery, Patchen Rd., So. Burlington. A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow’s Free Press. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.WILLIAM G. FRANK BURLINGTON - William G. Frank, 93, died September 27, 2000 at Starr Farm Nursing Center. Bill leaves his wife of 62 yrs., Hilda; nephew & niece, Frank & Ducky Donath; 2 grand nieces, Amy Donath & Emilie Langdon all of Burlington , and 2 grandnephews, Charles Donath of Saratoga Springs and Charles Fantle of Florida. A private graveside service will be held Friday in the Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors
, 80, of 10 No. Champlain St. passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at Fletcher-Allen Health Care, after a long illness. He was born on August 22, 1920 in Boone Mountain, Pennsylvania, the son of Jeff and Pheobe (Nickols) Garvin. He had been employed with the New York Central Railroad for nearly ten years and for various contractors. He later was a custodian at Thayer School on North Ave. for many years and was a part of the Foster Grandparents Program at John F. Kennedy School in Winooski. Mr. Garvin was a parishioner of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral and a member of the Confraternity of St. Joseph. He leaves his wife, Blanche (Mongeon) Garvin of Burlington, nine children: Michael Garvin, Mary Benway, Charles R. Garvin Jr., Dennis Garvin, Gloria Reed, Nancy Brehaut, Edward Bigelow, Leroy Bigelow and Debra Stearns; many grand, great grand and great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, especially Paul Davis. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Garvin and his two sisters, Mary Garvin and Martha Lockwood. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 10 A.M. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Annex. The family wishes to acknowledge with grateful appreciation, all the kind and attentive care given to Mr. Garvin by the Visiting Nurses Association, The Hospice Team and especially The Fletcher-Allen Kidney Dialysis Unit. Those wishing may send Memorial Contributions to The Dialysis Unit, FAHC, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave.
, 74, of Winter Garden, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at his residence while under the compassionate care of Hospice. He was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Vergennes, Vt., the son of the late John and Bertha (Daniels) Gee. He was a meat cutter for 40 years and later retired as a truck driver with New England Air Construction. He was a Roman Catholic by faith. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lillian (Miller) Gee of Winter Garden; two sons, Brian of Dallas Texas, and Melvin of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Kenneth of Cape Coral, Fla. A Memorial Mass was held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden. Cremation arrangements by Collison-Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden.
, 37, of Lapointe Street died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000. She was born in Japan on Aug. 14, 1963, the daughter of Jiro and Yoshoko (Nakazawa) Ikeda. She arrived in the United States in 1999 and moved to the Burlington area in June of this year to study in the graduate program at St. Michael’s College. Prior to her moving, she taught English to children in her hometown in Japan, which she loved, and her children loved her. Atsuko loved outdoor activities, particularly snowboarding. She also enjoyed talking with her many friends. Besides her parents in Japan, two sisters survive her: Sachiko Ikeda, and Maskako Maruyama and her husband, Yoshio; her brother, Hiroshi Ikeda and his wife, Aiko; three nephews, and one niece, all of Japan. The family of Atsuko requests that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in a donation in Atsuko’s name to St. Michael’s Rescue Squad, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vt. 05439. Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Genoa, N.Y., on April 11, 1908, the daughter of William P. and Lillian Weeks Shaw. She was a longtime member of St. Hilary’s Church in Genoa and, when that closed, St. Bernard’s Church in Scipio Center. Dorothy is survived by three daughters, Virginia Deutschbein of Walworth, N.Y., Alice Steinmetz of Crescent City, Fla., and Nancy Cousino of South Burlington; a sister, Edna Crim of Auburn, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward ("Ted"); her son, James; her granddaughter, Mary Ellen Deutschbein; brothers Charles, Louis, Ernest, William, and Raymond; and sisters Grace, Flora, Ruby, and Katherine. Dorothy was a kind and gentle woman who loved her family and friends, her books, her garden, traveling, and just enjoying nature. Genoa remained dear to her heart, even when she was no longer able to live there, and she always enjoyed hearing from her many friends and relatives with news from back home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Bernard’s Church in Scipio Center, N.Y. Burial will follow in St. Bernard’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 3177 Main St., Genoa, N.Y., on Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, from 4 to 7 p.m.
, 78, of Colchester died in Fletcher Allen Healthcare on September 27, 2000. He was born in Burlington on October 23, 1921. Don was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of the BPOE #916. He will be remembered by many in the area as the taxi driver, the egg man, or the bottle collector. Don was predeceased by his wife Katherine Wheel. He is survived by two sons, Timothy and Scott Wheel; a brother and his wife, Leon Bushey Sr. and Joanne Bushey; a sister and her husband, Barbara and Thomas Dillon; his special friend, Mavis Robinson; and many loving family members. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in East Cemetery in Williston. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 No. Winooski Ave. from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening. Those who wish may make contributions in Don’s memory to Silver Towers, Ripton, VT 05766. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
, 75 of Colchester, died Thursday, September 28, 2000, surrounded by her loving family, at her home following a long illness. She was born in Burlington on April 5, 1925, the daughter of Herbert and Stella (Gordon) Pashby. Spa was married on August 5, 1950 in Burlington to Richard R. Bleau, who predeceased her on April 16, 1999. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by six children, Norma Jean Stowell and her husband, Robert, of Milton, Arthur R. Bleau and his wife, Nancy, of Milton, Bruce A. Bleau of Colchester, Nancy Lynn Tobler and her husband, Daniel, of Maryland, Keith R. Bleau and his girlfriend, Fawn Bouvier of Colchester, and Lisa M. Nichols and her boyfriend Michael Wright, of Colchester; eight grandchildren, Brian Bleau, Thomas and Todd Stowell, Gary Bleau, Sarah and Loren Bleau, Robbie and Terry Tobler, one great-grandson, Kaleb Pierce; her mother, Stella Pashby of Burlington; three sisters, Gloria Hayes of Burlington, Marlene Haser of Arizona, and Katherine Bither and her husband, Richard, of Florida, one brother, Robert Pashby of Burlington, a special nephew and his his wife, Wayne and N. Maedean Bither, and many other nieces and nephews, and special angels, Rae Bleau, Sheila Hendee, and hospice nurse, Margaret Sussman. She was also predeceased by her father, Herbert Pashby, one brother, Lawrence Pashby and one sister, Lenora Jenot. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, October 2, 2000 at 12:30 P.M., in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Jct. Burial will be in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446. Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Jct.
NORTHFIELD - Virginia Margaret (Marbut) Burnham
, 90, a longtime resident of Hill Street, Northfield, died peacefully Sept. 28, 2000, in Central Vermont Hospital following a short illness. She was born Jan. 15, 1910, in Sweetwater, Texas, the daughter of Douglas C. and Margaret Canzadia (Hudson) Marbut. Her family lived in Texas, Arkansas and Missouri before settling in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she attended public schools. She began music lessons at the age of 8 in Fayetteville, Ark., and presented her first recital after only five months of study. She was a member of the Colorado Springs Music Club and was the youngest member ever voted into the American Music Society at age 17. When radio first came into being, she was very active in the Colorado Springs KFUM station as a studio accompanist and member of the KFUM trio for a very popular children’s program of music and stories, where she was known as "Aunt Virgie." She played piano and provided sound effects for the silent movies in a theater in Colorado City, Colo. In Colorado Springs, she taught public school music at the Cheyenne Mountain School, grade school and high school and taught piano privately. She also accompanied the Cheyenne Mountain exhibition folk and square dancers as they performed in and out of state–as far away as New Jersey and New York City. She married George H. Burnham on Aug. 30, 1936, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She and her husband moved to New York City and later to Hempstead, Long Island, where she taught public school music and taught private piano and organ at the Cathedral School of St. Mary. While there, she co-wrote and produced an original musical drama, "Wear Pink," which was performed in other schools in New York and New Jersey as well as in Northfield when she and her husband moved to Vermont in 1945. In Northfield, she became a member of the United Church and was church organist and choir director from 1946 to 1975. Mrs. Burnham also spent 35 years providing private piano and organ instruction to Northfield students as well as participating in a local piano-violin-cello trio, accompanying and performing with many central Vermont ensembles, including the Vermont Philharmonic, and directing several town choral groups over the years. She was a member of the American Guild of Organists and one of the founding members of the Vermont Music Teachers Association. She held national certification as a teacher of piano, organ and choral conducting. She was very active in local affairs and state and national women’s club activities. Among other things, she was first president of the Northfield Improvement Society; active in organizing and running the Red Mitten Craft Shop; Grand Marshal of the Northfield Labor Day Parade in 1987 (with her three grandchildren); active in the Northfield Ladies Reading Circle and General Federation of Women’s Clubs since 1946; member of the Northfield Historical Society; volunteer with the RSVP program; a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; president of the Vermont Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1964-1966; music chairman of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1966-1968; and secretary/treasurer of the New England Conference of Women’s Clubs, 1970-1972. Playing bridge with friends was a constant source of satisfaction and pleasure for her throughout her time in Northfield. She maintained her own home and remained active, playing bridge regularly and volunteering at the Red Mitten Craft Shop and the Northfield Senior Citizens Center until her death. Her husband, George, a retired professor of physics at Norwich University, died in Nov. 1985, shortly after celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary. She leaves a daughter, Mary Virginia Gold of Columbia, Md.; and a son, Douglas George of Montpelier; two grandsons, Adam Douglas Gold and Ezra Robert Gold; and one granddaughter, Ella Mary Burnham. A funeral service will be held in Northfield in the United Church on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Northfield Senior Center, Wall Street, Northfield, Vt. 05663.
, 72, passed away peacefully Sept. 28, 2000, as a result of complications following heart surgery. Mary was born in New York City, the daughter of Clarence B. and Anna Mae (Knibbs) Riggs. She married Richard M. Clark on Oct. 10, 1947. She graduated from the University of Utah with an advanced degree in English from Middlebury College. She taught English and humanities at Rowland Hall, St. Mark’s, in Salt Lake City for many years, culminating as principal of the elementary school. She was an avid historian and genealogist. Her doctoral research while studying at the University of Utah was in the development of women’s education in Utah. When she moved to Vermont, she taught in the Adult Diploma Program for the State of Vermont. She spent summers throughout her life in Ripton and eventually retired here in 1986. Her love for Ripton kept her involved with the town and the Ripton Historical Society. She was immediate past president of the Women’s Club of Middlebury. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and the East Middlebury Methodist Church. She enjoyed bridge and gardening. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard M. Clark, three children, Constance Reese and Alice Clark of Ripton, and Jonathan Clark and his wife, Kristie, of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter-in-law Meryl Clark of Kensington, Md.; three grandchildren, Jessica, Alexandrea and Benjamin; two sisters, Alice Moore of Houston, Texas, Ruthanne Jansen of Newberry, Fla.; and her brother, Clarence Riggs of Pasadena, Md. She was predeceased by a sister, Caroline Rhodes; and her son, Christopher Clark. A memorial service will be held in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Church in Middlebury, Vt., or the Ripton Volunteer Fire Department.
, 63, of Colchester, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 28, 2000. He was born in Moretown on February 1, 1937, son of the late Mancel and Mae (Battles) Dacres. Edward was a member of the Local Union 693 Plumbers and Pipefitters. He was a lifetime member of the Winooski Methodist Church. Edward was predeceased by his wife, Helen Malzac Dacres, a grandson, and a niece. Survivors include his very special friend and companion, Linda Barto of Colchester, two sons, Edward A. Dacres, Jr. of Burlington and Allen Dacres of Colchester and his fiance, Lorene Butler, a brother, Thomas Dacres and his wife Diane of Burlington, four sisters, Evelyn Bourdeau of Colchester, Clara Beech and her husband J. Robert of Winooski, Bertha Worthy and her husband Jim of North Carolina, Rena Bevins and her husband Richard of Burlington and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. In keeping with Edward’s wishes, he will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at The Winooski Methodist Church on West Allen St. in Winooski on Monday, October 2, 2000 at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to The Winooski Methodist Church, P.O. Box 53, Winooski, VT 05404. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski, VT.
died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at her home in Shelburne. Mrs. Fairbanks, daughter of the late Henry and Thelma Gervia, was born March 30, 1937, in Shelburne. She attended Shelburne High School. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Fairbanks; and daughter Valerie Jean. As the wife of a 20-year Army veteran, she resided in countries and states all over the world. She was a longtime member of Post No. 782 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and held several offices during her long tenure. She is survived by her sisters and brothers, Joan (Harry) Wooster of Shelburne, F. Gene Gervia and Mark F. (Beatrice) Gervia of Kissimmee, Fla., Mary Lou Coleman and Norreen (Antonio) Miro, both of Miami, Fla., and Neil T. (Tami) of Monkton. She is also survived by an aunt, Rita Ann St. George of Charlotte; many nieces and nephews; two brothers-in-law, Raeburn (Florence) Fairbanks of Georgia, Vt., and Francis Lucia of Florida; and her extended family and friends of Post No. 782 of the VFW, Burlington. Her helping hands and giving, generous heart will be missed by all those she touched. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Shelburne. Calling hours will be at the Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, today from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Shelburne Village Cemetery following the services. Arrangements are in the care of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, Shelburne.
SOUTH BURLINGTON - Herman J. "Tot" Maynard
, 88, of South Burlington, died on September 28, 2000. He was born in Burlington on May 31, 1912, son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Gendron) Maynard. Herman was employed by Strong Hardware for 35 years, then he ran Bissette Hardware and retired from Hagar Hardware in 1980. He enjoyed his children and grandchildren and also his great grandchildren. Tot was an avid woodscraftsman and a flea marketer. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Eunice Laura (Tufts) Maynard of So. Burlington; one son and his wife, Philip and Nancy Maynard of Plattsburgh, New York; one daughter and her husband, Merrilyne and Keith Palmer of St. Albans; eight grandchildren, Philip Jr., Patrick, Paul, Peter, Paula, and Perry Maynard, Lyn-Ann Mayhew, and Laurie Palmer; ten great grandchildren; two sisters, Claire Delorme and Cecelia Relyea, and two brothers, William and John Maynard, all of Burlington. He was predeceased by two brothers, George and Richard Maynard, and one sister, Theresa Pashby. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 No. Winooski Ave., Burlington with interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make donations to the New Kurn Hattin Homes, PO Box 127, Westminster, VT 05158. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
, 80, died in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, Sept. 29, 2000. She was born in Detroit, Mich., on July 2, 1920, the daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth (Pope) Teclu. Graduating from the University of Michigan, Marion worked as a rare book dealer who owned and operated "Marion the Antiquarian Librarian" in Auburn Hills, Mich., for more than 20 years. She moved to the Burlington area to be with her family. Surviving are her daughter, Shelia Towers and her husband, Bill Towers, of Shelburne; and her son, Kevin Scanlan and his wife, Mary Frances McCatty, of New York City; and two grandchildren, Faith and Ty. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Robert Brodie, in March 2000. According to Marion’s wishes, there will be a private memorial service for her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
entered into God’s kingdom Friday, Sept. 29, 2000. She was born in Burlington on May 8, 1922, the daughter of Raymond J. and Dorothy (Gelinas) Ploof. Phyllis married Bernard H. DeVoid on Oct. 11, 1945, and they would have celebrated 55 loving years next month. She spent many years making a happy home for her husband and raising their five children. Phyllis also loved traveling, camping, and just talking to people. Besides her husband, Bernard, she is survived by three children and their spouses, Raymond and Anna DeVoid, Linda and Denis Duclos, and Carol and Steven Corrow; 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa and Steven Rippie, Raymond Jr. and Chrystal DeVoid, Michelle and Daniel St. Hilaire, Rebecca and Laura Devoid, Lonnie Isham, Kimberly and Mary Corrow, Sandy Harris and Bernard Devoid III; three great-grandchildren, Allysha, Rehanna, and Danara; seven brothers and their spouses, Richard and Barbara Ploof, Raymond Jr. and Norma Ploof, Charles and Lorraine Ploof, James and Beverly Ploof, Oliver and Jackie Ploof, Edward and Doris Ploof, and Patrick and Vi Ploof; five sisters and their spouses, Helene Thayer, Catherine and Bernard Couillard, Sister Lucy Ploof, Pamela and Joseph Gagnon, and Marjorie and Arthur Limacher; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Ploof; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Bernard DeVoid Jr. and Robert DeVoid; and two brothers, Leo and Calvin Ploof. Phyllis will be deeply missed by her family and friends. You are not forgotten, loved one Nor will you ever be As long as life and memory last We will remember thee. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Phyllis’ memory to the American Lung Association of Vermont, 30 Farrell Drive, South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
, 87, of Fairfield, Conn. and Berlin, Vt. died peacefully on September 29, 2000, surrounded by the love of her family and the compassionate care of the Woodridge Nursing Home staff. The former Margaret Elizabeth Monsport, "Peggy" was born on June 6, 1913 in Bridgeport, Conn. A talented, classically trained dancer, when Peggy was 15 years old in the midst of the great depression, she was "discovered" and offered a starring role in a Broadway dance show called Morocco Bound. Following its success on Broadway, the show continued to tour throughout the United States by train for two years, playing in 46 of the 48 continental states. While on tour, Peggy continued her high school education via tutor, as she traveled with the dance company from city to city with her chaperone in the company’s private railway coach. In 1946, Peggy married Richard "Chud" Scannell of Devon, Conn., and together with Chud raised three sons, Dennis, Jeffrey, and R. Weir Scannell. In her later life, Peggy followed in her mother’s footsteps and found great meaning and satisfaction in being a caregiver and cook for elderly people in their homes. Her main joy, however; was simply in being a loving mother and grandmother. After suffering a stroke in the fall of 1999, Peggy became a resident of the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, Vt., where the staff became very fond of her. During her time at Woodridge, she felt deeply cared for, at peace, and able to let go. Peggy was predeceased by her mother, Anna Lengyel Monsport and her father, James Emery Monsport. She is survived by her brother, Eugene J. Monsport of Parsippany, N.J.; her former husband, Richard of New Bern, N.C.; her three sons, Dennis of Waterbury, Jeffrey of Montpelier, and Richard Weir of Fairfield, Conn.; Dennis’ wife, Laurel and daughters, Cady and Devin; Jeffrey’s wife, Stephanie; Weir’s former wife, Kathy, son Sean, and daughter, Megan of Lindstrom, Minn.; and nephews, Weldon, John and Michael Monsport of N.J. Throughout her life, Peggy had a grace and dignity and beauty that was inspiring, quiet, gentle, and gracious. A memorial service and celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, Vt. at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2000. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peggy’s memory may be sent to the Woodridge Nursing Home Activities Fund, Box 550, Barre, VT 05641.
, 64, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington due to complications from injuries sustained in an accident earlier in the week. He was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Burlington, the son of Robert Morton and Kathryn (Thomas) Whitcomb. Ed graduated from Burlington High School in 1955 and attended the University of Vermont. He married Polly Bosworth on Oct. 22, 1958, in Middlebury. Ed was a well-known and respected farmer in Essex Junction. He was a kind and gentle man who will be remembered by all who knew him for the love and values he instilled in his family. He is survived by his wife, Polly B. Whitcomb of Essex Junction; two sons and their wives, Onan and Mary Whitcomb, and Lorenzo and Mary Beth Whitcomb of North Williston; one daughter and her husband, Meg and Craig Armstrong of Underhill; grandchildren Jessica, Rebecca and Benjamin Whitcomb, Cale, Max and Dane Whitcomb, all of North Williston, and Zeb, Robyn, Elizabeth and Eli Armstrong of Underhill; one brother, Robert M. Whitcomb Jr. of Essex Junction; one sister, Elizabeth Whitcomb Brown of New York, N.Y.; and a cousin, John Jackson of South Burlington. A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Will Wool Building (Arts and Crafts building) of the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in Essex Junction. Immediately following the service, friends are invited to meet with the family until 6 p.m. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, is in charge of arrangements.
, 74, of Northfield formerly of Park Ridge, New Jersey, died saturday, September 30, 2000. Before retiring, she was a self-employed owner of Eddies Inn in Park Ridge, NJ. She was a member of Elks BPO Westwood Lodge #1562 Woman Auxiliary in Westwood, NJ. Arrangements were by Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus, NJ.
, 68, of Burlington died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Sept. 30, 2000, after a long illness. He was born in Burlington on April 2, 1932, the son of Bernard Cecil and Marguerite Louise (Nay) Chastenay. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. For many years he worked as a farmer and then for 23 years worked in maintenance for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington. Richard was a member of the VFW, Howard Plant Post No. 782, the American Legion, and the RVA in Winooski. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rosemary Florence (Stone) Chastenay of Burlington; his children, Robert William Chastenay and his special friend, Linda Dreaney, of Starksboro, Richard Allen Chastenay of Colchester, Cindy Marie Chastenay of Burlington, Cathy Lynn Ledue and her husband, Dominic Ledue Sr., of Essex Junction; two sisters and their spouses, Betty and John Thompson of Burlington, and Mary and Roger Thompson of St. George; a brother, Phillip Chastenay of Montpelier; a sister-in-law and her husband, June and Richard Hebert of Burlington; a brother-in-law, Albert Stone of South Burlington; five grandchildren, Eric, Kelly and Sean Chastenay, Shelbie Ledue and Dominic Ledue Jr.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Alice Joyce Baker; and a brother, William Edward Chastenay. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A graveside committal service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday in East Cemetery in Williston. Those who wish may make contributions in Richard’s memory to the VNA, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
, 70, of Newington, Conn., died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at his home. Born and raised in Burlington, Vt., son of the late Hyacinthe Cloutier and Yvonne (Rosseau) Cloutier, he was a Newington resident for the past 30 years. Henry retired from Micron Co. Inc. in Berlin, Conn., after many years of employment. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was known as a "master gadgeteer" with an inquisitive, scientific flair. His survivors include seven stepchildren, Mary Ellen Giarnella of Cromwell, Conn., Michael Burgoyne of East Lyme, Conn., Carolyn Balis of Lawton, Okla., Steven Burgoyne, David Burgoyne, and Kathy Burgoyne, all of Carmel, Maine, and Daniel Burgoyne of Virginia; five grandchildren; three brothers, Maurice Cloutier of South Burlington, Robert Cloutier and Raymond Cloutier, both of Colchester; seven sisers, Pauline Hamelin of Glens Falls, N.Y., Edna Brown of Charlotte, Claire LaPlant of Colchester, Rita Walton of Boxford, Mass., Sue Dreyer of Valatie, N.Y., Helen Rosenblum of Hinesburg, and Alice Wingerter of Lancaster, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, Conn., with the Rev. Alan Druckenmiller officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Farmington, Conn. Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Newington Memorial.
, 70, a resident of Swanton since 1977, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans following a lengthy illness. She was born in Burlington on Nov. 9, 1929, the daughter of the late Huber O. and Nellie (Riggs) Taft. Beverly was married to Herbert H. Kenyon. Before moving to Swanton, she and Herb lived in St. Albans for several years. Music was a large part of Beverly’s life. She was formerly an organist at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in St. Albans and accompanist at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. She taught private music lessons in her home and at one time accompanied The Opera Studio in Montreal. She was also pianist for Rose Casperson’s Dance Studio. She was a 1947 graduate of Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax. Beverly’s favorite pastime was spending time with her family and many friends. She also enjoyed gardening. In addition to her husband, Herb, Bev is survived by her daughter and her husband, Roxy E. and Robert Eldridge of Swanton; four sons, Charles and his wife, Sandi Kenyon, of St. Albans, Herbert H. and his wife, Diane Kenyon, of Swanton, Christopher T. Kenyon of St. Albans, and Hugh A. Kenyon of Swanton. She also leaves six grandsons, Robert and Chad Eldridge and Erik, Nathan, Trevor and Jared Kenyon; four granddaughters, Jessica, Jamie, Jenni and Alexis Kenyon; a great-grandson, Ray Jarrett Eldridge; and a sister-in-law, Janet and her husband, Robert LeDuc, of St Albans. She was predeceased by a brother, Henry Taft; and a sister-in-law, Catherine Heald. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in St. Albans. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Bishop Street, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.
, a New York Times copy editor for 38 years, and former managing editor of The Burlington Daily News and Vermont Sunday News, died of cancer on Sept. 30, 2000 in New York City. Rood, who lived in Manhattan, maintained a summer residence on Coates Island, Malletts Bay. He was 65 years old. Rood was born on May 5, 1935, in Burlington, the son of Thomas Drakely Rood Sr., an Essex Junction grocer who died in 1951, and Margaret Mary (Nourse) Rood Sargent, who died in 1990. He grew up in Essex Junction, attending Essex Junction schools until transferring to Burlington High School. He was a trombonist in school bands and began his love affair with jazz as a teenager. Along with his older brother, Tom, George served summers as a camp counselor at Camp Abnaki in North Hero. After his graduation from Burlington High School in 1952, Rood attended the University of Vermont, where he joined and eventually led the popular Catamounts dance band, and was a member and president of the Owls fraternity. He received a B.A. in English from UVM in 1956. In 1956, Rood married Joanna Goddard of Essex Junction. They had two daughters, Amy Susan, born in 1956, and Sabrina Mary, born in 1957. The couple, though divorced in 1960, remained lifelong friends. Rood’s journalism career began in 1956 when he joined The Burlington Daily News as a reporter-photographer after a short stint as a feature writer for The Burlington Free Press. During his early reporting days, Rood held a second job as an English instructor at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, where he wasa hired to teach English to Hungarian freedom fighters. From 1956 to 1961, Rood was managing editor of The Burlington Daily News and Vermont Sunday News. In 1961, Rood moved to New York City, where his journalism career flourished. After a year at The New York Journal of Commerce, Rood joined the staff of The New York Times in 1962 as a copy editor in its financial news department. He was named chief of the department’s copy desk in 1968. In 1976, Rood transferred to The Times’ metropolitan news desk to specialize in editing stories on New York City’s fiscal crisis. During his tenure at The New York Times, Rood received five prestigious Publisher’s Awards and was part of the metro news staff which received a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for outstanding coverage of the World Trade Center bombing. He continued to work full-time as a metropolitan news desk copy editor until his hospitalization with cancer last month. In addition to his lifework as a journalist, Rood loved jazz, Vt., and his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling to spend time with family, and he treasured his summer vacations at "The Bunny", the family camp on Coates Island which was named after his late mother. Even after decades lived in the fast-paced city of New York, Rood was a self-described "Essex Junction boy" at heart and was proud of his Vermont heritage. In 1965, after devoting much time to researching the Rood genealogy, he wrote A Sturdy Family Line: The Roods of New England, (a work in progress), a book he had hoped to return to in his retirement. In recent years, Rood became entusiastic about class reunions, both for BHS and UVM, and he often assisted in the planning of these get-togethers. He was even known to contribute some tasteful trombone licks to the reunion gatherings. Rood was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Margaret; a brother, Thomas, who was stillborn; a brother, Thomas Jr., who died in 1983; and a grandson, Ethan George Sinker, who died in infancy in 1997. He is survived by his two daughters, Amy Rood Brokering and her husband, Mark of Mill Valley, Calif., and Sabrina Rood-Sinker and her husband, Howard of Minneapolis, Minn.; one grandson, Anthony Jacob Marvin "A.J." Sinker of Minneapolis, Minn.; two nieces, Kerry Rood Rourke and her husband, Edward, of Goshen, N.Y. and Laurie Rood-Burns and her husband, Thomas, of Willliamsburg, Va.; three grandnephews, Patrick and Ryan Rourke of Goshen, N.Y., and Patrick Burns of Williamsburg, Va.; his former wife, Joanna Goddard, of Robbinsdale, Minn.; and many cousins. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, with a graveside service following in Fairview Cemetery. On Monday, October 23, 2000, a service honoring Rood’s life and long career at The New York Times will be held at The Times building in Manhattan, N.Y. Memorials may be directed to the Jericho Historical Society, PO Box 35, Jericho, Vt. 05465.