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, 80, of Prospect Street, Bethlehem, N.H., went to rest with the Lord, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002. She was born June 15, 1922 in Hawthorne, N.Y., a daughter to Hugo and Gertrude (Joerchel) Mortsch. She attended Hawthorne Grammar School and nearby Pleasantville, N.Y. High School. Following her graduation from high school, she commuted daily to New York City, where she was employed at the National Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church. She married George S. Allen in March 1942. She was active in Hawthorne community affairs and worked closely with the local school system. Gert worked part-time in the secretarial and accounting department for several new car agencies in White Plains, N.Y. During her children's younger years Gert returned to the business scene for several years as a Welcome Wagon Hostess for the Hawthorne/Thornwood, N.Y. area. She also enjoyed several years as a Girl Scout leader. Their summers were spent in Bethlehem, N.H., at their cottage on Lewis Hill Road. In 1971 Gert married Herbert Waggoner and they resided in Wantagh, N.Y. After Herb's retirement in 1984, the couple chose Bethlehem as their permanent home. Gert was an eager gardener and spent many pleasurable hours planting flower beds and tending to her beloved flowers, which she generously shared with friends. Gert was active in the antique field for many years and served on the Bethlehem Bicentennial Committee in 1974. She chaired the very successful antique show and assisted with the preparation of the Bicentennial History of Bethlehem. She volunteered at Littleton Regional Hospital from 1992 until her health no longer permitted in 2000. She attended the Faith Bible Church in Littleton with her husband. Surviving family members include her husband, Herbert Waggoner of Bethlehem; a daughter, Carol and husband Edward Haith of Manassas, Va.; three sons, Richard B. and wife Janet Allen of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Roger Waggoner of Sag Harbor, N.Y., and Brian and Kathleen Waggoner of Suffern, N.Y.; a brother, Paul and Marie Mortsch of Valhalla, N.Y.; a sister, Gladys Whyte of Fishkill, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Faith Bible Church in Littleton, Saturday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Mac Starring officiating. Burial will be private at the Maple Street Cemetery in Bethlehem. A tribute in her memory may be made to the F.B.C. Missionary Fund, the White Mountain Animal League in Franconia, or the Lancaster Humane Society.
, 58, of Wheelock, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at his home. The son of Harold C. and Stella (Waiter) Anderson, he was born Nov. 1, 1943 in Middletown, Conn. He spent most of his life in Connecticut, where he worked as a diesel mechanic for Concord Steel and others. He married Christel E. Mertens, enjoyed stock car racing, and loved hunting. Raymond is survived by his wife of 33 years, Christel of Wheelock; three children, Wayne H. Maynard and wife Kim of Connecticut, Wendy H. Washburn and husband Keith of Louisiana, and Donna M. Anderson Wollum of Connecticut; four grandchildren, Tim, Mellissa, Monique and Alicia; a sister, Joan A. Anderson and husband Bruce Woronoff of Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Stella; and a brother, Clifford G. Anderson. A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m., at the Guibord Funeral Home, located on the corner of Main and Center streets in Lyndonville. The family will greet friends Friday between noon and 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Raymond's name to the charity of one's choice.
, 88, formerly of Wells River, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at the home of her daughter in Manlius, N.Y. She was born in Groton, Nov. 19, 1913, the daughter of Horace and Carrie (Smith) James, and was a Groton High School graduate. She married Elwin A. Boyce and they made their home in Wells River where they raised their family. Mrs. Boyce had resided with her daughter Patricia Fournier in Manlius for the past six years. She was a former member of the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Boyce was predeceased by her husband Elwin on Dec. 11, 1991; a son, Robert Boyce, Dec. 14, 2000; two great-grandchildren, Erika and Abbey Goodwin; three sisters, Emma Graham, Ethel Wheeler and Ruby Beck; and a brother, Darius James. Survivors include two sons, Gordon Boyce of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Wayne Boyce of Grand Prairie, Texas; two daughters, Patricia Fournier of Manlius, N.Y., and Janice Brown of North Haverhill, N.H.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no public visitation. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m., in the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Catherine Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Boltonville Cemetery in Newbury. For those planning an expression of sympathy, please consider the Joslin Diabetes Center, Inc., 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02201.
, 81, of St. Johnsbury, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2002, at the Canterbury Inn following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 16, 1920 in St. Johnsbury, to Arthur and Serena (Webber) Wilkins, with Serena dying that day. Evangeline was legally adopted by Peter and Minola (Webber) Thorley. Van married Fernand "Fred" Ouellette; he preceded her in death Aug. 4, 2002. She was involved with the Emblem Club and had been president of the St. Johnsbury chapter as well as president for the state of Vermont. She was most recently a member of the Montpelier club. She gave volunteer service at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital and St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of St. Johnsbury. Van is survived by two sons, Robert Ouellette and wife Marcia of Columbus, Ohio, and Ronald Ouellette and wife Barbara of Keene, N.H.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Grace Wakeham of St. Johnsbury; and a brother, Harold Wilkins of Lyndonville. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Thorley; a sister, Edna (Thorley) Wilson; brothers Louis Wilkins, George Wilkins, Charles Wilkins, Wilbur Wilkins and Everett Wilkins; and sisters, Marion (Wilkins) Eley, Dorothy (Wilkins) Bush, Florence (Wilkins) Garfield, Winnifred (Wilkins) Norcross, Emily (Wilkins) Coache, and an infant sister. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Church, with the Rev. Patrick Forman officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sayles Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Van's name to the Silver Towers Fund, St. Johnsbury Elks Lodge, 118 Western Ave., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 87, passed away at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center, early Sunday morning, Oct. 6, 2002. She was born in Kirby, Nov. 22, 1914, the daughter of Carl and Violet "Lettie" (Bridges) Warren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Alfred Guyer, in 1959. At one time she was a cook at the Sunset Home in St. Johnsbury. She later married Lincoln Bronsdon; they resided in Littleton; he passed away in 1983. Survivors include two children, Raymond R. Guyer and wife Marilyn of Lyndonville, and Joanne Messier and husband Bruce of Lake Worth, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Rosemary Kinerson and husband Ronald of Barnet, Pamela Vance and husband Donald of Lyndonville, Sherry Winning and husband Michael of Dayton, Ohio, Terry Amadon of Thetford, Jackie Barker and husband Stevan of Valrico, Fla., Ricky Amadon and wife Sandra of Okeechopee, Fla., Nickanne Lind of Washington State, and David Lind of Clearwater, Fla.; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Sherman Warren and wife Thea of Stewart, Fla.; four sisters, Leah Gates and husband Gene of Rowe, Mass., Clarissa Perkins of Lyndonville, Anne Laliberty and husband Paul of North Adams, Mass., and Marjorie Ovitt of Passumpsic; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Warren of Homestead, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Marie Lind; two brothers, Carl Warren Jr. and Burleigh Warren; one sister, Betty Lou Warren; and two stepchildren, Wanetta Hannux and Alberta Stiles. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant View Cemetery, located off Route 5 in Barnet village. Pastor John Somers will officiate. Memorial contributions, marked for the Resident Activity Fund, may be directed to the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1248 Hospital Drive, St. Johnbury, VT 05819.
, 60, of Island Pond, beloved husband of Diane Daniels, died suddenly, Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 at North Country Hospital in Newport. He was born May 9, 1942 in Island Pond, a son of Clarence and Rena (Hosford) Daniels, who predeceased him. On Oct. 3, 1970, he married the former Diane DeLaBruere, who survives him. Mr. Daniels was an office technician for Lyndonville Office Equipment for 10 years. He also upholstered furniture for 40 years, known as Walt's Upholstery. He was a former selectman for Island Pond, past Boy Scout troop leader, past member of the Vermont Army National Guard, and past member of the North Country Swingers. Walt was a jack of all trades, as he built several homes and his first at the age of 16. He enjoyed helping people, traveling with his wife Diane and family members, and family gatherings. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Diane of Island Pond; his children, Walter R. Daniels and wife Karen of East Burke, Christine Jenks and husband Dusty of East Burke, and Marie Routhier and husband Alan of Williston; grandchildren, Victoria, Allyssa and Jacob Daniels, Austin and Melena Jenks, and Tyler Routhier; sisters, Margrite Morgan and husband Floyd of Island Pond, and Gloria Taylor of Morgan; sister-in-law Rita Daniels of Island Pond; several nieces and nephews; his mother- and father-in-law, Roland and Cecile DeLaBruere; and Diane's 11 brothers and sisters and their spouses. He was predeceased by a brother, Cecil Daniels, in July 2002. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m., at the Grace Brethren Church in Island Pond, with the Rev. Dale Jenks officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of the funeral service Thursday morning. Interment will follow at the East Haven Cemetery.
, 88, of Lancaster Road, Groveton, died peacefully at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, Friday, Oct. 4, 2002. Born Aug. 15, 1914 in Groveton, a son of Andrew J. and Georgiana (Couture) Marshall, he was a lifelong resident of Groveton. He graduated in 1931 from Groveton High School, and later obtained a business degree from Concord Business School. Don served as secretary to the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the state of New Hampshire, and he was a founding member of the Milk Control Board. Donald was the third of the locally famous Marshall brothers, who owned and operated the Marshall Farm for many decades. Don started the Marshall Farm Dairy, which was well-known throughout the North Country and serviced many of the area hotels, including the Mount Washington, Crawford House and the Balsams for many years. The dairy was also the first in the state to have pasteurized milk. Marshall's milk was endorsed by many local doctors as being the only safe milk to feed your babies. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a pilot during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Fredonwarell Post 17 of Groveton; the Gilkey Lodge 101 F & AM, where he received the Sullivan Award in 2000; the Eastern Star Olive Branch, Branch 1 of Lancaster; and a noble of the Mystic Shrine of Concord, N.H., Bektash Temple. Donald was a member of the Groveton United Methodist Church and the Northumberland Historical Society. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed motorcycling, flying and snowmobiling. He was a charter member of the Groveton Trailblazers as well as the owner of the first snowmobile in New England. Don enjoyed tending his lawn and gardens during the summer months. He loved spending time with his family and friends. After selling the dairy farm in 1978, he and his wife spent several winters traveling cross-country to Arizona. He also delivered milk to Groveton schools. From age 65-75 he drove a school bus for the town of Maidstone, Vt., transporting the children to Groveton. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Donald is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ava (Barnes) Marshall of Groveton; a son, Richard Marshall of Groveton; a daughter, Kathy Marshall of North Hollywood, Calif.; three granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Georgiana; two brothers, Clarence and Harold Sr.; two sisters, Gladys and Pearl; and his lifelong friend, Frank Hall. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m., in the Northumberland Cemetery, with the Rev. Fred Lawrence, pastor of the Groveton United Methodist Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Groveton Ambulance Corp., in care of Sandy Mason, 1 Arlington Ave., Groveton, NH 03582.
, 65, of St. Johnsbury, died at home early Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2002. He was born in Burlington, June 20, 1937, the son of Stanford and Dorothy (Voley) White. Bob was raised in early childhood by Nellie Lee and Robert Powers. On Sept. 27, 1958 he married Bernadette (Peruggia) White in Chaumont, France; she survives him in St. Johnsbury. Robert was an air traffic controller, serving in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army in Korea and Vietnam, retiring from the Army Nov. 30, 1978 after 22 years of service. Other survivors include three children, Larry and life companion Barbara Sheppard of Enterprise, Ala., Linda and husband Vernon Elliott of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Laurie and husband George Fenoff of St. Johnsbury; and seven grandchildren, Nicole, Melissa and Eric Elliott of Fort Campbell, Ky., Michelle, Kristen and Michael Fenoff of St. Johnsbury, and Jackie Sheppard of Enterprise, Ala. Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Caledonia Home Health Care Agency, P.O. Box 383, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 86, of 82 Hill St., St. Johnsbury, died peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, after a long illness. She was born Feb. 16, 1916, and grew up in St. Johnsbury. She was the daughter of the late William and Susan (Morey) Coombs. She graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy. She also lived in Mount Hermon, Mass., and Danvers, Mass., and later made her home again in St. Johnsbury. She was a member of the North Congregational Church, the Eastern Star, United Workers and the Women's Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Whittier Snow; her son, Harry Whittier Snow Jr.; her sisters, Kathleen Coombs and Mary Coombs; her half sister, Hazel Coombs; and two half brothers, Howard and Malcolm Coombs. She is survived by her children, William and Margaret Snow of Dundee, Ore., Sandra J. Snow of Arlington, Mass., and Susan E. and Peter Blankenship of Carlisle, Mass.; two grandchildren, Kimberly and Angela; three great-grandchildren; and Donald and Dorothy Coombs of St. Johnsbury, Lorraine and Richard Laurin of Star Lake, N.Y., Irving and Elizabeth Morey of Lakeland, Fla., and Jean and Walter Moore of Dalton, N.H. Services will be held at the North Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Jay Sprout officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Danvers, Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in her memory to the nursing staff of the Oncology Infusion Unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, or to the nursing staff of the Oncology Infusion Unit at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
64, of West Glover, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction. He was born in West Glover, Dec. 1, 1937, the son of the late Charles and Marie-Ange (Menard) Auger. Mr. Auger served with the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962. He returned to Vermont to the family dairy farm he operated for many years in West Glover. He was a member of the American Legion, Orleans Post 23. He leaves a sister, Jeannine Bruneau of Naugatuck, Conn.; a brother, Maurice Auger of Center Sandwich, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Roland, Jean-Claude and Raoul Auger; and two sisters, Jacqueline and Denise Auger. A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m., at the St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in East Albany, with Father Dan Rupp officiating. Interment of ashes will follow in St. Theresa's Cemetery in Orleans. There will be no calling hours.
, 69, of Concord, Vt., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. He was born in St. Johnsbury, Jan. 11, 1933, the son of Earl Eastman and Kathleen Gallup. A graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy in 1951, Dick worked in construction, helping build the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital and Fairbanks Scales, among many area projects. Richard also worked for Passumpsic Street Gulf, Bedard's Mobil, and several taxi companies in St. Johnsbury. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, loved his cars and NASCAR auto racing. Survivors include his mother, Kathleen Perrier of Lyndonville; five daughters, Janet L. and husband Rodney Lumbra and children Jaimee, Karey, Libbie, Brandon and Hillary of North Danville; Sherry L. Ward and children Lisa, Rachel and James Richard of Peacham; Stacia J. and husband Mark Bristol and children Amanda and Lucas of Kirby; Renette A. Davis and children Alicia, Danielle and Trevor of North Concord; and Jennifer L. Eastman and daughter Shania Kathleen of Concord; and a step-sister, Bette McCann of Boca Raton, Fla. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanette (Larocque) Eastman, in 1996; and his father, Earl Eastman, in 1989. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m., at Sayles Funeral Home with Mr. John Sleeper officiating. Burial will be held at Grove Cemetery in East St. Johnsbury. Friends are invited to meet the family Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sayles Funeral Home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Area Agency on Aging, Senior Meals Program, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 85, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at the Craftsbury Community Care Center, where he had lived for the past two years. He was born at the family farm in Craftsbury, Jan. 15, 1917, the son of Clarence and Annie (Shields) Urie. Albert served as an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942 to 1946, and shared many memories of his tour of duty. He was a lifelong member of the East Craftsbury United Presbyterian Church, and served on numerous committees in the church and community. His deep appreciation for music was shared singing in the church choir for over 60 years. On Aug. 19, 1950, he married his wife Marion. They shared their lives and Scottish heritage running Stillmeadow Farm. He had a deep love of the land and dedication to farming. He will be remembered as a man of character, wit and wisdom. Albert is survived by three children and their spouses, Bruce and Betty Urie of Craftsbury, Gina and Alan Frey of Williston, and Lucy Urie of Morrisville; grandchildren Sarah, Amanda, Tim and Heather Urie, and Kevin and Alison Frey; a sister, Margaret Brown; and a brother, Ralph Urie. He was predeceased by his wife Marion; a sister, Esther Urie; and brothers Carl and Donald Urie. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m., at the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family requests that donations be made to the Craftsbury Community Care Center, in care of Pat Forest, 1784 East Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury, VT 05826, or to the Heifer Project International, in care of East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church, 1773 East Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury, VT 05826. The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home of Craftsbury Common is in charge of arrangements. The family would like to extend our thanks for all the wonderful caregivers at the Craftsbury Community Center, Visiting Nurses and Hospice. Their attention and care has sustained us all.
, 90, of Burke Hollow, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at his home. He was born Sept. 6, 1912, in Philadelphia, Penn., the son of the late Alfred V. and Emma (Hielamann) Witte. Mr. Witte had been a ship master/captain of sea and river vessels hauling freight and oil for many years. He and his wife, Joanna (Armstrong) Witte, moved from Dorchester, N.J., to Burke in 1965. For 14 years, he served as the nutrition director of the Area Agency on Aging in St. Johnsbury. He was a member of the Third Congregational Church in East St. Johnsbury, was past president of the Burke Mountain Club, past president of the Caledonia Forest and Stream Club in St. Johnsbury, and a member of Williamson-Corinthian Masonic Lodge 368. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, gardening and horseback riding. Survivors include his wife, Joanna Witte of Burke Hollow; two daughters, Esther Catling and husband Arthur of Medford, N.J., and Phyllis Culley of Millville, N.J.; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Flavia Witte of Pennsylvania. He was predeceased by his first wife, Harriet (Rogers) Witte in 1960; his son, Roger Witte in 1982; his brother, Herman Witte; and his sister, Bertha Hight. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Guibord Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steven Winkler officiating. Friends may visit with the family Saturday evening from 6 p.m. through the start of the service. Burial and graveside services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. in the Leesburg Methodist Church Cemetery in Leesburg, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Mr. Witte's memory may be directed to Caledonia Home Health Inc., Hospice Program, P.O. Box 383, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
74, 19 Cherry Street, Woodsville, died Oct. 10, 2002, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 1, 1928, in Newbury, Vt., a son of Ray and Helen (Crowe) Powers. He was a lifelong resident of the area. Prior to his retirement in 1991, for 29 years Bud owned and operated Powers Rubbish Removal in Barre. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was a member of American Legion Ross-Wood Post 20 of Woodsville. Bud was a longtime member of the Bradford, Vt. Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf, and for several years he and his wife, Irene, wintered in Florida. He was predeceased by his wife of 35 years, Irene (Colbeth) Powers, Sept. 3, 1994. Survivors include one daughter, Patricia I. Hudson of Woodsville; two sons, Thomas M. Adams of Woodsville, and Michael J. Adams of Bath, N.H.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Irene E. Vielleux, Dorothy Longmoore, Marjorie Minshull and Marilyn Emerson, all of Newbury, Vt.; two brothers, Charles "Bob" Powers of Wells River, and Harvey "Bill" Powers of Newbury; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville. Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m., in the Woodsville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Vadia Boudreau, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Horsemeadow Cemetery in North Haverhill. For those planning an expression of sympathy, please consider either Cottage Hospital, Oncology Dept., P.O. Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785; or Hospice of the Littleton Area, 262 Cottage St., Littleton, NH 03561.
, 83, of 122 South St., Concord, Vt., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury. He was born Nov. 21, 1918 in St. Johnsbury, the son of the late Henry and Flora (Barclay) Stetson. He graduated from Tilton Prep School in 1937, and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He then farmed for 17 years, worked at the Saunders Saw Mill, and then at McLarens Farm Equipment from 1964 until he retired in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Dale) Stetson of Concord, whom he married May 4, 1943; his children and their spouses, Douglas and Patsy Stetson of Lyndonville, and Judith and James Masure of Sutton; his grandchildren and their spouses, Dawn Marie and Paul Doty of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Douglas and Kristi Stetson Jr. of Lyndonville; his great-grandsons, Daniel Stetson of Lyndonville, and Gage Doty of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and his brother and wife, Dr. John and Doris Stetson of St. Johnsbury. At his request there will be no services. Those who wish may send contributions in his memory to either the Concord Fast Squad, Concord, VT 05824, or to the Caledonia Home Health Care Agency, P.O. Box 383, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 79, of Stafford Springs, Conn., Miles Pond, Vt., and Treasure Island, Fla., passed away at Evergreen Health Care Center, Stafford Springs, Conn., Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was born in St. Johnsbury, Sept. 24, 1923, to Gordon and Orlena Morrison. She attended a one-room school in North Danville, and graduated in 1941 from Danville High, where she was active on the basketball team. She was employed at French and Bean and St. Johnsbury Trucking before marrying Paul Cutting on Oct. 9, 1949. She was a talented singer and played the piano and organ. Her lovely soprano voice was welcome in Methodist church choirs wherever her husband's job transfers took them. She sang in Grace Methodist Church in St. Johnsbury and churches in New Britain, North Granby and Vernon, Conn., and South Pasadena, Fla. She was an avid gardener and an accomplished seamstress, making quilts, knitting, and doing needlework that is treasured by her four children. Above all, she was a devoted wife and mother and proud of her four children. Frances is survived by her husband Paul; daughter Leah of St. Petersburg, Fla., son Jeffrey and wife Karen of Thonotassas, Fla., son Clifford and wife Betsy of Stafford Springs, Conn., and daughter Joyce and husband Tom Odonnell of Westford, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three sisters-in-law, Rose Morrison of Lady Lake, Fla., Priscilla Ward and husband Robert of Fairfax, Vt., and Betty Sargent of Gilman, Vt. A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, Conn. A memorial service will be held Monday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Vernon United Methodist Church, Rte. 30, Vernon, Conn. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in St. Johnsbury. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the East Concord Methodist Church, East Concord, VT 05906.
, 80, of Washing Street, Berlin, N.H., died peacefully at his home Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 2002. Mr. Lurvey was born in Island Pond, April 6, 1922, the son of Omer and Ruth (Hobbs) Lurvey. Wayne was raised in Island Pond and resided in Stark for 12 years and has been in Berlin for the past 35 years. He worked all his life on the railroad and was employed with Canadian National and Berlin Mill Railways. He retired at 70 years of age. He served the U.S. Army with the 2nd Armored Division in the European Theater during World War II. Family members include his wife, Eleanor "Jean" (Kenison) Lurvey of Berlin, N.H.; five sons, Wayne Lurvey Carleton of Florida, Brian Lurvey of Deering, N.H., Mark O. Lurvey of Colchester, Vt., Roy Lurvey of Tennessee, David Lurvey of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a daughter, Elizabeth Schaffer of Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Muriel Webb of Island Pond; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his previous wife, Madeline Lachance. Visiting hours will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, from 2 -4 p.m. and 7 -9 p.m. at the Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Dean A. Stiles, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Berlin will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in the Emerson Cemetery, Stark, N.H.
, 74, of North Grove Street, Rutland, Vt., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at his home after an extended illness with cancer. Mr. Snyder was born in New York City, N.Y., May 25, 1928, the son of Henry M. Snyder of New York City and Hale A. Snyder of Townsend, Mont. He was especially proud that his mother had been born in Montana Territory. He loved Vermont and always flew the U.S. "Betsy Ross" flag and the Vermont and Montana state flags at his home. He is survived by his partner, Marilyn Sura of Rutland; daughters, Nanci of Ligny, Belgium, Lisa of Carlisle, Mass., and Susan of Burlington, Vt.; sons, Mark of Greensboro, Peter of West Glover, Carlo of Hanover, N.H., and Robert of Norwich, Vt.; three grandchildren, Averill and Reid of West Glover, and Sophia of Carlisle, Mass.; and three dogs and cats including the faithful Ginger, a chocolate lab who accompanied him almost everywhere. He especially loved his children and sharing their individual successes. Dick had a varied, active and interesting employment career beginning with two years of college; then working as a police reporter for the White Plains, N.Y. Reporter Dispatch; two years of service in the Army Signal Corps in an experimental television unit, and newspaper editor of the Millerton, N.Y. News Republican, a weekly. He was also a builder, specializing in the restoration of old homes in Lakeville, Salisbury and West Cornwall, Conn.; first national manager of passenger service for the National Railroad Passenger Corp., employee No. 170; operator of a tourist railroad in Proctor, Vt., and the long distance rail travel cruise unit Tour Train; and machine tool and manufacturing consultant for the Vermont Marble Co. of Proctor. He was project manager for the rebuilding of the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vt.; and construction and maintenance vice president for Sherburne Associates, the major commercial property, hotel and boat basin owner on Nantucket Island, Mass. He was vice president of operations for a 1,000-unit mixed-use commercial and residential project in Washington, D.C., in an area burned out during the Martin Luther King riots; restorer of the Lincoln Theater on 14th Street in Washington, and project manager of restoration for an Art Deco commercial building which won an AIA award for historical preservation. He was manufacturing and field construction general manager for Advanced Building Systems in Bennington, Vt., a Swedish-owned panelized building company featuring American design with Swedish heat conservation techniques; owner of Proctor Prestain, which stained exterior wood products for buildings before application to the structure, and also made screen measurement tapes for surveyor's stadia rods for J.K. Adams Co. in Dorset, and natural wood ski tuning benches for a national mail order catalogue featuring ski equipment. He created Memories in Miniature, finely crafted natural wood miniature buildings in New England styles, sold through the Vermont State Craft Center outlets in Middlebury and Burlington, and galleries in Woodstock, Wilmington and Bennington. For several years he was general manager of Danforth Pewterers in Middlebury, Vt., and later general manager of Holy Cow, Inc., the company name for Middlebury artist Woody Jackson, also a respected and cherished friend. For Holy Cow, Dick manufactured the large wooden cut-out painted cows. He was also a project consultant and manufacturer of selected point of sale products for Cabot Creamery. For the past 15 years, Dick was a home inspector in partnership with his son Peter, specializing in first time home buyers. He had the most loyal and supportive group of realtors and bank loan officers one could wish for. He personally inspected more than 6,000 homes. Contributions in his memory may be directed to the Dick Snyder Emergency Animal Fund at the Rutland Veterinary Clinic, 90 East Pittsford Road, Rutland, VT 05701, or the Rutland County Humane Society, Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763, because all animals need help; or the Rutland Area Visiting Nurses Association-Hospice, P.O. Box 787, Rutland, VT 05702, because people need help too, and they provided exceptional caring service on a human scale. There will be no calling hours or funeral services.
, 83, of St. Johnsbury, died early Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002 at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. She was born in Rochester, Vt., June 16, 1919, the daughter of Peter and Josephine Mignault. Mrs. Garand was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Yvonne had worked in food service in various places, including Brightlook Hospital, NVRH, Maple Grove and Dunkin' Donuts. Survivors include three sons, Raymond and wife Frances Garand of Norway, Maine, Richard and wife Janice Garand of St. Johnsbury, and Robert Garand of St. Johnsbury; a brother, Leopold Mignault of Orleans; a sister, Marie and husband Henry Lavoice of Rochester, N.H.; six grandchildren, Kevin, Curtis, Mark, Bradley, Lisa and Lynn; and a great-granddaughter, Holly Garand. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Garand, in 1955; and a brother, the Rev. Louis Philip Mignault of North Troy. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be no public visiting hours. Contributions in her name may be sent to the Good Shepherd School, Maple Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 91, formerly of Lowell, died peacefully at her home in St. Johnsbury surrounded by caring family members, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002. She was born in Holland, Vt., Jan. 19, 1911, the daughter of Foster and Maude (Smith) Woodard. Mrs. Provoncha dedicated her life to her family, and she enjoyed reading, gardening and needlework. Survivors include seven children, Stanley Provoncha and wife Marge of Medical Lake, Wash., Madeline and husband Willard Dickson of Hardwick, June Provoncha of Palm Bay, Fla., Dale Provoncha and wife Sharon of Westfield, Wayne Provoncha and wife Louise of Newport, Shirley and husband Everett Achilles of St. Johnsbury, and Larry Provoncha and wife Carmelita of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; one brother, Fred Woodard and wife Alva of Colebrook, N.H.; two sisters, Hattie McGivern and Ruby Cole, both of Newport; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Provoncha, Oct. 12, 1993; and by three children, Dorothy Provoncha Hayes, Margaret, and Rodney. Memorial services will be held today, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m., at her daughter's home, 42 Washington Ave., St. Johnsbury, with the Rev. John Genco officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Contributions in her memory may be made to SAD/SAC, in care of The Caledonian-Record, P.O. Box 8, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 62, a resident of Harvest Hills Drive, North Bennington, died unexpectedly Saturday evening, Oct. 12, 2002, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., April 11, 1940, he was the son of Joseph N. and Gertrude (Clark) Talbot. He grew up in Lee, Mass., where he attended Lee Grammar School and graduated from Lee High School. He continued his education at New England College, graduating in 1963 with a degree in civil engineering. He was married to Birgit Rasmussen in Floral Park, Long Island, N.Y., Feb. 11, 1961. For a short time they resided in Virginia, where Mr. Talbot worked for the Chicago Pneumatic Company. They relocated to Vermont in 1965, settling in St. Johnsbury. Mr. Talbot then began a 34-year career with the Vermont Department of Transportation. Moving to North Bennington in 1986, he became the district administrator for District 1, retiring Jan. 28, 2000. While living in St. Johnsbury, Mr. Talbot had been active in the Moose Lodge, Elks Club, Knights of Columbus, and had served as president of the Lions Club. At the time of his death he was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and past president of the Norshaft Lions Club. Always an outdoorsman, he was an avid hunter and fisherman who thoroughly enjoyed what nature had to offer. He enjoyed his frequent trips to Alaska, where he maintained a second home. Having been afflicted with diabetes, he became an advocate in the quest to understand more about the disease and its control; for many years he volunteered in the Tour de Cure; being afflicted with the disease gave him a deep appreciation for the gift of life. He is survived by his wife, Birgit M. Talbot of North Bennington; two sons, Jeffrey Talbot and wife Anna of Danville, and Daniel Talbot and wife Brenna of Sterling, Alaska; two daughters, Deborah Talbot of Waterbury and Jacqueline Tennyson and husband James of Brattleboro; a sister, Margaret E. Lockenwitz of Lee, Mass.; and his grandchildren, Brodie, Kayla, Erin, Elisa, Blaine, Destiny and Kathryn. He was predeceased by a brother who died in infancy. A memorial Mass will be held Friday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington, with the Rev. Edward Howard, S.J., pastor, and the Rev. Michael A. Demasi, former pastor, concelebrating. There are no calling hours. Should friends desire, memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Talbot may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201.
, 77, of Washington Street, Littleton, died suddenly, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary with arrangements will be in tomorrow's edition of The Caledonian-Record.
, 61, longtime resident of Hyde Park, Vt., passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, with her children by her side. Born in Morrisville, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Belval and Marquerite (Demers) Belval. She is survived by her son, Daniel Marckres and wife Quedabond; daughters Michelle Turner and husband Kurt, and Jennifer Draper and husband George; grandchildren Tyson, Stacey, Taren and Christine; her brothers, Paul Belval, and Maurice "Corky" Belval and wife Madonna; sisters- and brothers-in-law; and many nieces, nephews and special friends. She was predeceased by her husband Donald; parents Marquerite and Eugene, and a grandson, Justin Donald Marckres. There will be no calling hours, and the committal service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lamoille Cancer Network, in care of Mary Hoisington, P.O. Box 38, Lake Elmore, VT 05652.
, 86, of Cook Road, Irasburg, passed away in Newport, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002. He was born in Irasburg, May 1, 1916, the son of Harry and Alice (Downing) Cook. In 1933 he married the former Velma Herman, who predeceased him June 1, 2000. They farmed for 44 years at their farm between Coventry and Orleans, where they raised their family. They also did some sugaring. Alvin was a member and past master of the Irasburg Masonic Lodge 62; was a committee man for the ASCS; a former lister and auditor for the town of Irasburg, and a member of the Irasburg United Church, where he served on several committees and was extremely active in the annual church fair. Alvin was an avid gardener and enjoyed going dancing with Velma. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Alvin's life can best be described as being a giver, and he enjoyed helping others. Alvin is survived by his seven children, Ron Cook and wife Lea of Morgan, Joyce Dutton and husband Jim Williamson of Newport, Jean Gosselin and husband Robert of Morgan, Richard Cook and wife Carlene of Coventry, Donna Langdeau and husband Robert of Essex Junction, David Cook and friend Laurie Geoffrey of Irasburg, and Sandra Hodgson and husband James of South Hero; a brother, Byron Cook and wife Betty of Irasburg; two sisters-in-law, Alice Cook of Coventry and Leona Rice of Brownington; a brother-in-law, Woody Herman and wife Nancy of Connecticut; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley and Kenneth. Friends may call this evening, Oct. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, Darling Hill Road, Newport. A Masonic service will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Irasburg United Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rona Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at the Irasburg Cemetery. Should friends desire, contributions in Alvin's memory may be made to the Irasburg United Church, in care of Bev Johnson, Box 177, Irasburg, VT 05845.
, 77, of Washington Street, Littleton, died suddenly, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born in Norway, Maine, the son of Scyrus and Rebecca (Bennett) MacKay. He resided in Littleton for the past 56 years. He was a member of the Littleton Fire Department for 30 years, retiring as chief in 1986. He also worked for many years for Houle Electrical as an electrician. Not choosing to be idle, during his off hours at the fire department he served as a custodian at People's Bank, the Opera Block and Littleton Savings Bank for many years. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a member of the VFW Howard Shawney Post. Following his retirement from fire service he worked for 11 years at the Cannon Mountain Ski Area in various capacities. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia (Champagne) MacKay of Littleton; three sons, Dennis MacKay of Lancaster, David MacKay of Littleton, and Darius MacKay of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert MacKay of Littleton; and a sister, Jenny Champagne of Franconia. He was predeceased by a son, Donald. Friends may call at the Ross Funeral Home, Littleton Chapel, today, Oct. 15, from 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m., at the St. Rose of Lima Church in Littleton. Burial will follow in the St. Rose Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.
, 75, of 183 Moore Lane, East Ryegate, died late Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at his residence. He was born in Boston, Mass., Oct. 4, 1927, the son of Nelson Harvey and Margaret (Johnson) Smith. He graduated from the Dublin School in Dublin, N.H., and attended the University of Maine. Nelson was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He lived in Conway, N.H., for 21 years and in 1974 moved to Ryegate, where he owned and operated his own farm. He was a member of the Ryegate Planning Commission. Surviving relatives include his wife of 49 years, Joan (Cavanaugh) Smith of East Ryegate; one daughter, Caroline S. Smith of Tracy, Calif.; two sons, Matthew N. Smith of Raleigh, N.C., and Andrew J. Smith of East Ryegate; two grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Bourne of Cambridge, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Ryegate Corner Presbyterian Church, Friday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Catherine Cook, pastor, officiating. For those planning an expression of sympathy, please consider either the Dublin School, Lehmann Endowment Fund, Harrisville Road, Dublin, NH 03444, or the Ryegate Corner Presbyterian Church, in care of Ken Nelson, treasurer, East Ryegate, VT 05042.
, 70, of Terrace Road, Derby, passed away suddenly at his home, Friday, Oct. 11, 2002. He was born in St. Johnsbury, Feb. 1, 1932, the son of Paul E. Sr. and Bernadine (Prevost) Bernier. Paul served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy and attended St. Michael's College and the University of Vermont. He moved to Derby in 1985. Paul enjoyed painting, reading, music and the outdoors. He is survived by his brothers, Raymond R. Bernier of Baltimore, Md., and John P. Bernier of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; his sister, Gabrielle Casey and husband Francis of Guilderland, N.Y.; and 16 nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Roland G. Bernier. A graveside service will be held at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in St. Johnsbury in the spring of 2003. Should friends desire, contributions in Paul's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
, M.D., F.A.C.P., 64, of Sutton, was born Nov. 20, 1937, in Omaha, Neb., and laid down his burden Monday, Oct. 14, 2002. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School, magna cum laude; served eight years in the U.S. Air Force, became board certified and worked in private practice in Oklahoma City, Okla., for 25 years, and was a fellow of the American College of Physicians. His passions for traveling, cooking, history, cars and football became our passions. We managed to avoid his passion for puns. In death, Bill is survived by his wife, Shari Munsell of Sutton; his four children by his previous marriage to Rochelle Munsell, Terie Rixman of Burlington, Mass., Karen Corff of Houston, Texas, Michelle Norville of Pasadena, Texas, and William Paul Munsell Jr. of Norman, Okla.; four grandchildren, Jonathan Rixman of Longmont, Colo., Monica Rixman of Cambridge, Mass., and Anthony and Michael Norville of Pasadena, Texas; one great-grandchild, Jacob Rixman of Longmont, Colo.; his brother, John David Munsell of Beulah, Colo.; many nieces and nephews; and many more loyal and adoring patients. Services will be held at the Pearsons Funeral Home in Lyndonville, Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held at the home of William Paul Munsell Jr. in Norman, Okla., Nov. 20, from 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 485, Williston, VT 05495, in the name of Karen Munsell Corff.
, 95, of Burke Hollow, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002 at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury. She was born May 24, 1907, in Delmont, N.J., the daughter of the late George and Rosetta (Stephenson) Armstrong. From 1924-1927 Joanna completed her nurses training at Newcomb Hospital in Vineland, N.J., becoming a registered nurse. She worked many years at the Millville, N.J., hospital. Joanna was a member of the Shekinah Chapter 82 Order of Eastern Star of New Jersey, where she was past matron and also served as past worthy district deputy. She was very active in her church, serving as Sunday School superintendent and teacher in New Jersey and West Burke for many years. She and her husband Fritz Witte moved from Dorchester, N.J., to Burke in 1965. Joanna enjoyed working in her flower gardens, hunting, fishing and camping. Survivors include two daughters, Esther Catling and husband Arthur of Medford, N.J., and Phyllis Culley of Millville, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two nieces, Evelyn Errickson of Goshen, N.J., and Joann Thompson of Ocean City, N.J.; and numerous great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fritz Witte, Oct. 9, 2002; her first husband, John W. Reeves; her second husband, Herbert W. Holst; a son, Roger Witte; three brothers, LeRoy McGill, Shetrick Armstrong, and Linwood Armstrong; a sister, Margaret Davis; and a niece whom she raised, Joan Dumbleton. Funeral services will be held at the Guibord Funeral Home this evening, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Friends may visit with the family this evening from 6 p.m. through the start of the service. Burial and graveside services will be in the Leesburg Methodist Church Cemetery in Leesburg, N.J., Friday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Mrs. Witte's memory may be directed to Caledonia Home Health Inc., "Hospice Program," P.O. Box 383, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 95, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at her home. She was born July 20, 1907 in Wilmington, Del., to the late Joseph and Agnes Woerner. Mrs. Woerner resided in the Wilmington area for most of her life, moving to Rehoboth Beach in 1973. She was a homemaker and graduate of Wilmington High School, where she was salutatorian of her class. Mrs. Allmond was also a graduate of Goldey Beacom Business College in Wilmington. She worked as a secretary before her marriage and enjoyed needlecraft, gardening and traveling, but her true passion was her family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Allmond is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law, Marguerite Racaniello of Largo, Fla., Jean Johns of Rehoboth Beach, and Susan and Paul Rowe of West Burke, Vt.; four grandsons, Michael Allmond Johns of Eugene, Ore., David Charles Johns and wife Janet of Elkridge, Md., Daniel Foster Johns and wife Sheila of Melbourne, Fla., and Robert Douglas Johnson and wife Imelda of the Philippines; eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Allmond Jr.; and her brothers, James, Frank, William and Aloysius Woerner. Services will be held Friday, Oct. 18, in the First and Central Presbyterian Church, 11th and Market streets, Wilmington, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be in Wilmington Brandywine Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Mrs. Allmond's memory to the Grace Episcopal Day Care Building Fund, 6725 Montgomery Road, Elkridge, MD 21075.
94, of 203 Spring St., St. Johnsbury, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002. He was born in Morrisville, Sept. 1, 1908, the son of Frederick and Minnie (Wells) Silloway. He graduated from People's Academy in 1927 as class president and was captain of the basketball team. He married Pauline Emma Brown in 1930. Mr. Silloway was employed at Prudential Life Insurance Company from 1930 to 1968, receiving numerous presidential citations. He was a member of the South Congregational Church, former member of the Morrisville Masons, and a former member of the St. Johnsbury Kiwanis Club, where he served on the swimming pool construction committee. He summered on Echo Lake in East Charleston for 48 years. He is survived by four sons, Dr. Frederick Silloway and wife Nilda of St. Johnsbury, Carroll Silloway and wife Linere of Moodus, Conn., Peter Silloway of Tampa, Fla., and David Silloway of Lyndonville; five grandchildren, Frederick's three daughters, Deborah Jones, Esq., of St. Johnsbury, Dr. Katherine Silloway of St. Johnsbury, and Dr. Kimberly Silloway of Fairfax, Va., and Carroll's two children, Rhonda Silloway Cunningham of Florida and Craig Silloway of Moodus, Conn.; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline, Oct. 1, 1991; his sister, Carrie Bell Lawson; his brother, Carroll Silloway; his sister-in-law, Esther DeColaines; and his brother-in-law, Frederick Brown. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, at 4 p.m., at Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury, followed by a funeral service at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Steven Winkler officiating. Visiting hours will extend from 4 p.m. until the start of the service at 6:30 p.m. Private committal services will be held Friday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m., at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Morrisville. Contributions in Tom's memory may be directed to the Kiwanis Swimming Pool, P.O. Box 204, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, or to St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
90, of Morrison Nursing Home in Whitefield, formerly of 7 Church St., Groveton, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster. Born in Brighton, Vt., June 2, 1912, the daughter of Richard and Albina (Deslandes) Dufour, she was a resident of the Groveton area for more than 70 years. Mrs. Atkinson worked for Groveton Papers Co. for many years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Groveton. She enjoyed attending the Groveton Senior dinners and being with her family. Mrs. Atkinson is survived by a daughter, Janet and husband Jim Bennett of Groveton; a daughter-in-law, Resi "Terry" Atkinson of Groveton; a brother, Richard and wife Gen Dufour of Lyndonville; a sister, Lee Lougee of Island Pond; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Dufour of Groveton, Geraldine Dufour of Island Pond, and Phyllis Lowell of Shelburne, N.H.; five grandchildren, Donna Hall of Groveton, Randy Bennett of Whitefield, Tod Bennett of Groveton, David Atkinson of Lancaster, and Devin Atkinson of Dalton; 10 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Atkinson was predeceased by her husband, Murray T. Atkinson, in January 1963; a son, Thomas Atkinson, in May 1997; three brothers, Raymond Dufour, John Dufour and Midge Dufour; three sisters, Rita Dufour, Leonie Duquette and Irean Dufour; a great-granddaughter, Samantha, in August 1990; and a beloved daughter-in-law, Ann Atkinson, in April 1989. There will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m., at St. Francis Xavier Church, Groveton, with Father Daniel Deveau officiating. Burial will follow in Northumberland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Morrison Nursing Home, attention Wendy Meek, 6 Terrace St., Whitefield, N.H. 03598.
, 94, of Lower Waterford, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in St. Johnsbury, Sept. 1, 1908, the daughter of Eber and Susan (Eastman) Caldwell. Mrs. Bonnett was a member of the Lower Waterford Church, the garden club, and the Ladies Social Club. She was fond of baking, sewing and loved sugar on snow parties. Survivors include her daughter and husband, Joan and Guy Davenport of Naples, Fla.; a brother and wife, Allen and Dorothy Caldwell of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Lois Schoolcraft of Puntagorda, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, D. Carol Bonnett of Waterford; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Bonnett Sr.; a son, Joseph Bonnett Jr.; three brothers, Alvin, Gordon and Filmore; a sister, Norma Caldwell; and most recently her dear friend June Parks. Memorial services will be held at the Sayles Funeral Home, Friday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m., with the Revs. Bill and Ann Robertson officiating. There will be no public visiting hours. Burial will be in the Lower Waterford Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Riverside Life Enrichment Center, Lyndonville, VT 05851.
, 82, of Newport, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at the Belair Nursing Home in Newport. She was born July 18, 1920, in Lee, Maine, the daughter of Ardie and Mae (Kitchen) Worster. She married George Kalivas, who preceded her in death; and she worked as a motel manager. Survivors include three children, Christina Stanley and husband Ken of Victorville, Calif., Christ Kalivas of Miami, Fla., and Marie Deoine of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Anthony Severino, Jennifer Walker and Michael Barrett, all of California, Dennison Miller of Texas, Ardie Kalivas and Steven Kalivas, both of Connecticut, and Nicholas of Vermont; two great-grandchildren, Katrina Walker and Taylor Severino, both of California. Graveside services will be held Friday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m., at the North Monroe Cemetery in Monroe, N.H. There will be no calling hours.
, passed away peacefully, with family near, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center. Isabelle was born March 17, 1909, in Kinsey, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of Harvey and Edna (Olney) Perkins and a sister to Stanley, Wallace, Gilbert and Roland Perkins. The family moved to Danville in 1920 and Isabelle attended local schools. On March 30, 1929, Isabelle married Russell John Mann, who preceded her in death, and they raised three children, Marion I. (Mrs. George) Shirlock of East Barre, Albert R. Mann of Oliver Springs, Tenn., and Gilbert D. Mann of St. Johnsbury, who will deeply miss her. She is survived by 11 grandchildren, Gail Strachan, Milton Shirlock, Gary Shirlock, Melissa Conti, Michael Mann, John Mann, Harold Mann, Debra Smejkal, Stefanie Sander, Jeffrey Mann and Gretchen Engbertson; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and a cousin. Isabelle was a faithful member of the Grace Methodist Church for many years. She also committed time and service over the years to the Eastern Star Chapter 29, the Olive Branch Rebekah Lodge 4, and was past matron of the Order of Eastern Star. A funeral service will be held at Grace United methodist Church, Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. John Marshall officiating. Burial will be at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends are invited to meet the family at Sayles Funeral Home, Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 25, of Mann's Hill Road, Littleton, N.H., died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, after a long battle with malignant melanoma diagnosed in the fourth stage. This beautiful life began May 20, 1977 in Littleton, N.H, born a daughter to Pierre and Denise (Hecker) Lafitte. Nicole graduated from Littleton High School in 1995, and earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise science from Colby Sawyer College in New London, N.H. Throughout her short life, Nicole loved, was loved by and inspired many people. Consistently kind, sincere and generous, Nicole was a friend to all. Her love for life was contagious. She lived by a single quote: "Real winners are ordinary people with extraordinary determination." Her two true loves were running and basketball. Nicole could always be found running in a race or on a basketball court. Nicole is survived by her father and mother, Pierre and Denise Lafitte; two sisters, Danielle Lafitte Cook of Littleton, and Janine Lafitte Gilboy of Arlington, Mass.; one brother, Jon Lafitte of Littleton; a niece, Emma Kate; a nephew, Gavin Charles Cook; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Littleton on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Father Joseph Klatka as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Nicole Lafitte Scholarship Fund, in care of Laconia Savings Bank, 125 Main Street, Littleton, NH 03561. Nikki will live in the loving memories of those whose lives she touched.
, 79, of Baldwin Street, Franklin, N.H., formerly of Lakeport, N.H., died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 at Genesis Eldercare Network-Mtn. Ridge Center in Franklin. He was born July 30, 1923 in St. Johnsbury, the son of Trudell and Avis (Lawrence) Briggs. Wendell grew up and lived in the East Concord and St. Johnsbury areas. He moved to Tilton, N.H. in 1964. He cared deeply for his children and family; he had a proud work ethic beginning with a private egg business in his teens. He worked at the long-defunct Chair Factory in St. Johnsbury, was a long distance driver for St. Johnsbury Trucking Company, owned his own logging business for many years and was a skilled heavy equipment operator both in the St. Johnsbury and Laconia, N.H. areas. Wendell was a "jack of all trades." During "mud season," Wendell often worked as a carpenter specializing in remodeling and updating kitchens, and as a plumber for Brooks Plumbing and Heating. Wendell was a very hard and dependable worker. Wendell's interests included hunting and fishing, boating and dancing. He enjoyed camping and traveling, having visited all but two states in the United States and Mexico. When camping, his favorite activity was cooking which included "baked in the ground" dinners like bean hole beans, lobster and clam bakes, and even roast turkey. Survivors include a son, Donald Briggs of Rutland, Vt.; two daughters, Shirley Briggs of Monroe, N.H., and Ruth Briggs of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren, Herbert Little of East Burke, Vt., Anita Drown of North Concord, Vt., Teresa Litchfield of Goffstown, N.H., Todd Fenoff of Mooresville, N.C., Dominic Parker of Mooresville, N.C.; three great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces; his first wife, Charlena (Powell) McDufford; and his former wife, Barbara Briggs of Lakeport, N.H. He was predeceased by a brother, Lyndol Briggs. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m., at the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the American Lung Association of N.H., 9 Cedarwood Dr., Unit 12, Bedford, NH 03110, the Arthritis Foundation, Northern New England Chapter, 6 Chenell Dr., Suite 260, Concord, NH 03301, or to the American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.
, 64, of Essex Junction, Vt., succumbed to a sudden illness, surrounded by his family, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in St. Johnsbury, Aug. 13, 1938, to Kenneth E. and Reta Marie (Howe) Morse. On his 11th birthday the family moved to the Old Prue Road, where he grew up. Dick attended local schools and graduated from the St. Johnsbury Trade School, where he majored in electronics. After graduating, he married Carol Lee Burns and was employed by Conrad Allerie TV shop in Burlington. He served in the Vt. Army National Guard for eight years in St. Johnsbury and Burlington. He eventually moved to Shelburne, where he began his own TV repair shop and raised his family. Dick later was remarried, to Vivian Rae Haire, and began working at IBM. He had been there for eight years, excelled in his job and enjoyed his work. Dick loved to travel to warm destinations where he could see palm trees, the ocean, and absorb the warm weather. He also enjoyed flying. He loved his family and friends very much and will be sadly missed. He is survived by his mother, Reta Morse; his wife of seven years, Vivian Morse; his daughters, Kathy Albair and husband Joe, and Julie Cartularo and husband Kenny; his son, Ricky Morse and fiancee Renee LaPier; his brother, Robert Morse and wife Marie; his three stepchildren, Robin Stratton and husband Ken, Kim Martin and husband Tom, and Pat Haire and fiancee Kun; 12 grandchildren; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth; one niece and one nephew. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m., in the First Congregational Church of Essex Junction. Interment will follow in Deer View Cemetery, Williston. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction. For those who wish, donations in his memory may be made to Greyhound Rescue of Vermont, Williston, VT 05495.
, 91, of Lyndonville, died at her home Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002. She was born Dec. 3, 1910, in Concord, Vt., the daughter of the late Harry W. and Sadie (Stevens) Fuller. Dallas attended local schools and was a graduate of the University of Vermont. In her early years she worked as a school teacher. Later she worked for Fairbanks Morse Co. in St. Johnsbury, and then worked many years for the Vermont Department of Social Welfare in St. Johnsbury until her retirement. She is survived by a brother and his family, Wayne Fuller and wife Kate, and their son Andrew of Kentucky; and her close friend, Mrs. Vernice Minor of St. Johnsbury Center. She was predeceased by a brother, Elmore Fuller. Following her wishes, there will be no services.
, 73, of St. Johnsbury, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at the Genesis Eldercare Center in Lebanon, N.H. Claire, the daughter of Royden and Alice (Stebbins) Cheney, formerly of Boston, Mass., Ryegate and Montpelier, was a 1946 graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy, and graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. Claire was active in many church and civic activities, including volunteer work at NVRH, and most recently was choir and music director at Lower Waterford Church. She spent several years working for Bruce Corrette and Associates, and was active in the North Country Chorus. She is survived by her son David of Long Valley, N.J.; her son Cris of East Brady, Pa.; two daughters-in-law; and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m., at Lower Waterford Church.
, 76, formerly of Pleasant Street, Littleton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the Morrison Nursing Home in Whitefield, where she had been residing. She was born April 7, 1926, a daughter to Calix and Rosema (Couture) Dionne, in Dixville, Canada. She moved to Littleton in the late 1950s with her husband Phillippe. Rita was employed by both Connors & Hoffman and most recently the Henshel Shoe Company, as a stitcher. She was a Gold Star Mother, member of the American Legion and the Littleton Howard Shawney VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving family includes her husband, Phillippe M. Girouard of Littleton; three sons, Gilles Girouard of Littleton, Guy Girouard of Hudson, N.H., and Claude Girouard of Nashua, N.H.; one daughter, Diane Richey, of Whitefield; one brother, Real Dionne, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada; two sisters, Gisele Dionne and Sister Flore Dionne, both of Montreal; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Two brothers predeceased her. Calling hours will be held today, Monday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 101 Union Street, Littleton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m., at the Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Littleton, with the Rev. Father Charles Chase as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Saint Rose Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be made in Rita's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater N.H. Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 419, Concord, NH 03301.
, 73, of St. Johnsbury, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at the Genesis Eldercare Center in Lebanon, N.H. Claire, the daughter of Royden and Alice (Stebbins) Cheney, formerly of Boston, Mass., Ryegate and Montpelier, was a 1946 graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy, and graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. Claire was active in many church and civic activities, including volunteer work at NVRH, and most recently was choir and music director at Lower Waterford Church. She spent several years working for Bruce Corrette and Associates, and was active in the North Country Chorus. She is survived by her son David of Long Valley, N.J.; her son Cris of East Brady, Pa.; two daughters-in-law; and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m., at Lower Waterford Church.
, 64, of Barton, passed away in Barton Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002. She was born in Setauket, N.Y., Dec. 11, 1937, the daughter of Clifford and Ruth (Burke) Lewis. She worked as an X-ray technician in New York for 12 years, then ran the NEKCA Shelter Services in Coventry, retiring after six years. Jean was an avid yard saler, and loved to cook and entertain people. She enjoyed traveling and camping, and went on several cruises. Jean was very artistic and was involved in craft sales along with making crafts for family members. She was very devoted to her family. Her dog Heidi was a source of great enjoyment to her. Jean is survived by her companion of the last seven years, Dean Proctor; her children, Clifford Darling of St. Petersburg, Fla., Cheryl Bowen and husband Bob of West Charleston, Carol Darling and friend Jerri Watters of Newport, and Crystal Darling and friend Kevin Stone of Newport; her mother, Ruth Foy of Mount Sinai, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Christine Darling of Lisbon, N.H., Aaron and Kyle Grondin of West Charleston, Brandon and Curtis Bowen of West Charleston, Tyler Dupuis of Newport and Kristen Watters of Newport; her brother, Clifford Lewis of Pennsylvania; her sister, Arleen Whelan and husband Michael of Laurel, Md.; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Clifford Lewis, in 1967. Friends may call at the Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, Darling Hill Road, Newport, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Roger Fletcher officiating. Interment will follow at the West Charleston cemetery. Should friends desire, contributions in Jean's memory may be made to the Maple Lane Nursing Home, Activities Fund, Barton, VT 05822.
49, of 48 Garys Drive, Littleton, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Littleton Regional Hospital, following a 14-month illness. She was born in Concord, Vt., March 4, 1953, a daughter of Margaret Covey and Lawrence Dingman. Vickie resided in Littleton for the past eight months, having moved there from Warren, N.H. For the past 10 years she was a nurses aide at the Glencliff Home for the Elderly, and also had been a paraprofessional with special needs students at the Haverhill Cooperative Middle School. She also worked at Littleton Regional Hospital as a switchboard operator. She had returned to school to become a registered nurse. Survivors include one son, Jeff P. Phillips of Littleton; two daughters, Shelley L. Griffin of Littleton, and Jaime A. Goodwin of Warren; six grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Dingman and Donnie Dingman; and three sisters, Helen Snelling, Rose Gonyer, and Ethel Newland. She was predeceased by two brothers, Gordon and Ronald Dingman. Calling hours will be Thursday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, N.H. A graveside service will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m., in Mountain View Cemetery, Benton, N.H. For those planning an expression of sympathy, please consider the Littleton Regional Hospital Hospice Center, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH 03561.
, 93, of 51 Cross Ave., St. Johnsbury, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, after a brief illness. She was born in Groton, Jan. 30, 1909, the daughter of Lee and Caroline Knight (Morrison) Somers. She graduated from Peacham Academy and went on to graduate from Becker Business College in Boston. Upon graduation in 1933, she went to work for the Barnard Roofing Company of Worcester, Mass., and later became the office manager. She married Charles Gormley Aug. 16, 1941, and spent most of her life in Worcester, returning to Vermont following Charles' death in January 1978. She will be greatly missed by her extended family upon whom she showered her time and talents. Other interests of Mrs. Gormley included the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, genealogy, crocheting, music, especially playing the harmonica, and travel, especially by car, and keeping impeccable records of each trip. Surviving relatives include two sisters, Gwendolyn Hagen, formerly of Peacham and currently of St. Johnsbury, and Ruth Chandler of Groton and Florida; two brothers, Dwight Somers of Northfield, Vt., and K. Gilmore Somers of West Barnet; nieces and nephews, John and wife Helen Somers, Elaine Somers, Marilyn Petrie, Lee and Patricia Hagen, Gayle Hatch, Albert and Bea Hagen, Harry and Judith Chandler, Maxine and Lawrence Luongo, Donna and Rodney Ferguson, Lauren and Sue Murray, Cheryl Murray, Donlin Murray, Jodie Murray, Vern and Darlene Murray, Karl Lee and Nancy Jurentkuff, Jerold and Sharon Jurentkuff, Jon and Jill Morrill, Darwin and Joanne Jurentkuff, Marcy and Gene Myers, Mallary and Robert Hacking, Gilmore and Cora Somers, Carrie and Harold Dunbar, Lee Paul Somers, Jeffrey and Kris Somers; and many more great-grand-nieces and -nephews; and the Barnard family, for whom she worked from 1933 to 1978, Walter and Janet, Terry, Susan and Geoffry Landin, Whitney and Jodie, and Phoebe. She was predeceased by a brother, Leeland P. Somers and wife Dorcas; and two sisters, Eunice S. Jurentkuff and husband Karl, and Neverlie S. Murray and husband James. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at 11:30 a.m., at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch St., Woodsville, N.H., with the Rev. John Somers officiating. Burial will follow in Walter Harvey Cemetery, Mosquitoville. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
, 78, of Bloomfield, VT, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 21, 2002, at the Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton. She had been in residence at Maple Lane since 1997, after being stricken with Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Nugent was born June 16, 1924 in Brunswick, VT, the daughter of Roy Edward and Charlotte (Marshall) Smith. She attended grammar school in Bloomfield, and was a graduate of North Stratford High School, North Stratford, NH. After high school she attended Keene State Nursing School in Keene, NH. Mrs. Nugent married Robert Hapgood Nugent in February 1946. She served as the substitute town nurse for the towns of Bloomfield and North Stratford for many years. Additionally, she served as the deputy town clerk, and on the school board for the town of Bloomfield. During the 1960s and '70s she was employed by the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, NH. Mrs. Nugent loved the outdoors and spent many hours picking berries, gardening and working on various projects. She was an excellent homemaker and took great enjoyment knitting, sewing and canning the many fruits and vegetables she had picked. Mrs. Nugent was very community-oriented, always providing for those in need. But she will best be remembered for her smiling face, giving spirit and friendly manner; friends and strangers alike were always welcome at her dinner table. She is survived by four children, son George Nugent of Bloomfield and his daughter Jamie Nugent; daughter Nancy Nugent Kaza of Shelburne, husband Paul and children Eric and Kristen Kaza; son Edward Nugent of St. Johnsbury, wife LeNora and children Benjamin and Sarah; and son John Nugent of Bloomfield and children Michael, John, Nathan and Timothy; and three brothers, Howard Smith of New York, NY, Earl Smith of Oklahoma, and Harold Smith of Brunswick. Mrs. Nugent was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Robert Hapgood Nugent, in 1997; and by a brother, Edward. The family will conduct graveside services Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., at the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield.
, 93, of 51 Cross Ave., St. Johnsbury, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, after a brief illness. She was born in Groton, Jan. 30, 1909, the daughter of Lee and Caroline Knight (Morrison) Somers. She graduated from Peacham Academy and went on to graduate from Becker Business College in Boston. Upon graduation in 1933, she went to work for the Barnard Roofing Company of Worcester, Mass., and later became the office manager. She married Charles Gormley Aug. 16, 1941, and spent most of her life in Worcester, returning to Vermont following Charles' death in January 1978. She will be greatly missed by her extended family, upon whom she showered her time and talents. Other interests of Mrs. Gormley included the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, genealogy, crocheting, music, especially playing the harmonica, and travel, especially by car, and keeping impeccable records of each trip. Surviving relatives include two sisters, Gwendolen Hagen, formerly of Peacham and currently of St. Johnsbury, and Ruth Chandler of Groton and Florida; two brothers, Dwight Somers of Northfield, Vt., and K. Gilmore Somers and wife Virginia of West Barnet; nieces and nephews, John and wife Helen Somers, Elaine Somers, Marilyn Petrie, Lee and Patricia Hagen, Gayle Hatch, Albert and Bea Hagen, Harry and Judith Chandler, Maxine and Lawrence Luongo, Donna and Rodney Ferguson, Lauren and Sue Murray, Cheryl Murray, Donlin Murray, Jodie Murray, Vern and Darlene Murray, Karl Lee and Nancy Jurentkuff, Jerold and Sharon Jurentkuff, Jon and Jill Morrill, Darwin and Joanne Jurentkuff, Marcy and Gene Myers, Mallary and Robert Hacking, Gilmore and Cora Somers, Carrie and Harold Dunbar, Lee Paul Somers, Jeffrey and Kris Somers; and many more great-grand-nieces and -nephews; and the Barnard family, for whom she worked from 1933 to 1978, Walter and Janet, Terry, Susan and Geoffry Landin, Whitney and Jodie, and Phoebe. She was predeceased by a brother, Leeland P. Somers and wife Dorcas; and two sisters, Eunice S. Jurentkuff and husband Karl, and Neverlie S. Murray and husband James. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at 11:30 a.m., at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch St., Woodsville, N.H., with the Rev. John Somers officiating. Burial will follow in Walter Harvey Cemetery, Mosquitoville. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
, 68, of Cahoon Farm Road in Walden, passed away at his home late Friday evening, Oct. 18, 2002. He was born in Cape May Courthouse, N.J., Nov. 19, 1933, the son of Walter and Gladys (Adams) Entriken. Walter married his high school sweetheart, Dolores Laub. They created Rama Unique Enamels some 35 years ago and moved their business to West Danville, where they had a studio and gift shop with their children. Dolores predeceased Walter on May 7, 1997. Walter enjoyed serving the town of Walden as selectman for 10 years. The town featured him on the cover of their 1997 Town Report. He will be lovingly remembered by his four children, Michael Entriken of Walden, Jane Entriken of St. Johnsbury, Philip Entriken of Walden and Paul Entriken of Danville, and their families. A service of remembrance will be set at a future date and will be announced. Memorial contributions may be directed to Danville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 255, Danville, VT 05828.
, 60, of 203 Powder Spring Road, Groton, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at his residence following a long illness. He was born in Woodsville, Jan. 12, 1942, a son of Phyllis Willey and George "Jim" Oliver. He graduated from Newbury High School in 1960 and was a self-employed logger, carpenter and jack of all trades. He previously had served for two years as the Groton road agent. Harry attended the Groton United Methodist Church and Men's Club, and was an active volunteer in the Groton Fall Foliage Festival. The love of Harry's life was his family and especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed maple sugaring and farming his property with his family, as well as hunting. He also enjoyed time spent camping and snowmobile riding, and was a member of the Border Riders. He also worked on the Cracker Barrel Bazaar in Newbury, and was a member of the Newbury Softball League. He was a regular member of the Groton coffee group that would assemble at the Groton General Store. He married Pauline Emerson March 10, 1963. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Pauline of Groton; two sons, Todd W. Oliver and wife Kimberly of Middletown, Conn., and Troy A. Oliver and wife Julie of Groton; two daughters, Shelley R. Towle and husband David of Danville, and Brenda L. Nurse and husband Clyde of Groton; his mother, Phyllis Hood of East Concord, Vt.; 10 grandchildren, Stefan, Alyssa, Steven, Nicholas, Kayla, Kaity, Andrew, Benjamin, Logan and Tynika; two brothers, George W. Oliver Jr. of Newbury, and John S. Oliver of East Concord; five sisters, Marion Deschamp of East Haven, Vt., Marjorie Salomaa of Waits River, Vt., Betty Lyndes of Florida, Nancy Bean of Saratoga, N.Y., and Phyllis "Tamy" Minshull of St. Johnsbury; his stepmother, Blanche Oliver of Newbury; four step-brothers, Robert Wheeler, Steve Wheeler, James Wheeler and Tony Wheeler; five step-sisters, Donna Lufkin, Betty Emerson, Mary Smith, Josephine Rivera and Nancy Underhill; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his mother-in-law and family, Beatrice Emerson, the Ralph Emerson family, Royce Emerson family, David Emerson family, Kendall Emerson family, Peter Emerson family, and Mary Grant family. He was predeceased by his father, George Oliver, April 21, 1989. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m., in the Groton United Methodist Church with Pastor Candace Ricker officiating. Following the memorial service a period of fellowship and refreshment will be held at the Oliver home. Burial will be at a later date in Groton Village Cemetery. For those planning an expression of sympathy, please consider the Groton Community Fund, in care of Mrs. Joan Haskell, treasurer, P.O. Box 144, Groton, VT 05046.
, 65, of East Hardwick, died suddenly, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002 in Morrisville. Born Aug. 19, 1937 in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of Vernon and Willimina (Rogers) Twing. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1960, when he was honorably discharged. Before retirement he had worked for Cabot Creamery, Pratt & Whitney of Connecticut and the New Haven Railroad of Connecticut. He was an avid gardener with a great vegetable and flower garden. He had a great sense of humor and loved his retirement. He is survived by his beloved wife Priscilla (Modica) Twing; a daughter, Patricia Malowski of Stowe; a son, Roger Twing Jr. of East Hardwick; and three wonderful grandsons, who were so much a part of his life, Timothy, Logan and Kyle. His grandsons were his pride and joy. His parents and brother, Bruce Twing, predeceased him. The family will receive friends Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, when a prayer service will be held at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, on Church Street in Hardwick. Interment will follow in Sanborn Cemetery, East Hardwick.
, 72, of Guildhall, formerly of the Dummer and Berlin, N.H., area, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 24, 2002, at his residence on U.S. Route 102 in Guildhall. He was born Nov. 23, 1929, in Berlin, N.H., the son of Willis and Tena Tucker Forbush. A resident of the Guildhall area most of his life, Mr. Forbush was a member of the Methodist Church of Lancaster. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a truck driver for St. Johnsbury Trucking Co., and for James River Corp. of Groveton, N.H. He was also self-employed as a woodcutter up to the present time. He was a family man who cherished his grandchildren. He was an avid lover of the Northwoods, and enjoyed berry picking. He had a love for fast cars, candy and junk food, which he shared along with his grandchildren. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force. His wife, Harriet Forbush, died in 1997. He is survived by three daughters, Doreen Hartshorn and husband Brian of Whitefield, N.H., Donna Goodhue and husband Dennis of St. Johnsbury, and Jennie Stein of Short Gap, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Tracy Stein, Shawn Stein, Jeremy Hartshorn, Meredith Hartshorn, Lynsey Hartshorn, Dennis Goodhue, James Goodhue and Jennifer Goodhue; one brother, Robert Forbush of Plymouth, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Fleury-Patry Funeral Chapel, 72 High St., Berlin, NH 03570. Calling hours are on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 2-4 p.m. only at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery in Dummer, N.H. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a tree be planted in his memory by those who wish.
, 80, of Orleans, beloved husband of Florence "Sally" Kipp Liebold, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m., at the Orleans Federated Church, with the Rev. Bruce Forbes officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmore Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The Caledonian-Record.
, 91, of Sunrise Manor, Island Pond, died peacefully, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002 in Newport. He was born Feb. 1, 1911, in Island Pond, a son of James and Elizabeth (Nolan) Weatherstone. On May 26, 1935, he married Virginia Springer, who predeceased him. Mr. Weatherstone was a foreman for the Canadian National Railroad, and he was also a projectionist for the former Roxie Theatre in Island Pond for many years. He was a veteran of World War II. He was commander and charter member of the VFW Post 2309 and was also commander and life member of American Legion Post 80 of Island Pond. Mr. Weatherstone was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox. He was warden for the Christ Episcopal Church in Island Pond for 50 years. He is survived by three children, Harry Weatherstone and wife Yvette of Island Pond, Melody Twombly of Lyndonville, and Laurie Weatherstone of Derby; six grandchildren, Sean Twombly and wife Stacey, Kevin Twombly and wife Heather, Terri Bergshnerder and husband Chris, Nathan Rivers, Kelley Rivers and Chad Letourneau; three great-grandchildren, Brandon, Benjamin and Knight; a brother, Kalvin Weatherstone and wife Laura of Island Pond; and a sister, Grace Hurley of North Stratford, N.H. He was predeceased by a sister, Phila Russell. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., at the Christ Episcopal Church in Island Pond, with the Rev. Garrett Keizer officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Island Pond, with full military honors. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church, Island Pond, VT 05846.
, 71, of Cabot, died Friday evening, Oct. 25, 2002, at the Berlin Medical Center. He was born Dec. 21, 1930 in Greensboro, the son of Everett and Mary (Lyford) Walbridge. He attended Danville and Cabot public schools, and graduated from Cabot High School, Class of 1950. On May 25, 1952, he married Lenna Carr in South Walden. He was a self-employed dairy farmer for many years. He was a Cabot school bus driver, and during the summer months he drove bus for Camp Laughing Turtle in Cabot. He was a member of the United Church of Cabot; a member and past master of the Green Mountain Lodge 68 F & AM of Cabot; a member and past patron of the Green Mountain Chapter 35 OES of Cabot; and a grand representative to Saskatchewan, B.C.; and a member of the Cabot Neighborhood Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the children on his bus route. He was the 2002 recipient of the Cabot Community Service Award. Survivors include three sons, Lester Walbridge of Cabot, Dale Walbridge of Groton, and Wendell Walbridge of Hardwick; two daughters, Marilyn Smith of Longwood, Fla., and Joann Allen of Cabot; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Frances Walbridge, Linda Walbridge and Aileen Byers, all of Cabot; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Lenna; an infant daughter; an infant son; and a granddaughter. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Northern Vermont Funeral Home, 60 Elm Street, Hardwick. A memorial service and a Masonic service will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m., at the United Church of Cabot, with the Rev. William Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in the Cabot Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Arthritis Foundation Vermont and Northern New York Chapter, 2575 Union St., Burlington, VT 05401.
, 71, of Redington Street, Littleton, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002 at the Littleton Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness. A native of Littleton, Raymond was born Jan. 30, 1931, a son to Warren and Lena (Gilbert) Ash. Raymond was a foreman for the Lisbon Shoe Company, a foreman at Henschel Shoe Company, and retired from Norton Pike Company in 1994. He was a member of the American Legion, the Gold Wing Touring Association, and the Lisbon Stump Jumpers. Surviving family members include his wife of 40 years, Carol (Chase) Ash of Littleton; a son, Raymond R. Ash Jr. and fiance Linda Dominguez of Bethlehem, Pa.; a daughter, Cynthia Sargentelli of Worcester, Mass.; an adopted daughter, Diane Dick of Littleton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Steven and Robert; a daughter, Marilyn; two brothers, Roger and George Ash; and two sisters, Elsie Bishop and Thelma Ash. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 101 Union St., Littleton. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Allen Corey officiating. Burial will follow in the Bath Village Cemetery.
, 80, of Orleans, beloved husband of Florence "Sally" Kipp Leibold, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002. He was born in Queens Village N.Y., Dec. 10, 1921, the son of Charles and Florence (Simon) Leibold. As a young child he suffered from polio, which, with the special help of his grandmother, he was able to overcome enough so he participated in high school sports, including basketball. He married Helen Benner and to that union was born their son, Robert. They made their home in Smithtown and Point Lookout, Long Island, N.Y., while Charlie was an advertising executive in New York City. After the death of his wife Helen in 1972, Charlie spent more and more time at Willoughby Lake in Westmore, where he will be remembered as the first Sunfish sailor on the lake. He later met and married Florence "Sally" Kipp, who survives him. Charlie was a member of both the Westmore Community Church and the Orleans Federated Church. He leaves his wife Sally of Orleans; a son, the Rev. Dr. Robert Leibold and wife Ilse of Bayville, N.Y.; a grandson, John, and granddaughter, Mary, both of Bayville, N.Y.; and Sally's family, Steve Kipp of Irasburg, Larry Kipp of Newport, and Martha Lanham of West Enola, Pa.; and her grandchildren, Greta, John and Justin Kipp. Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m., at the Orleans Federated Church, with the Rev. Bruce Forbes officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmore Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Orleans Federated Church, P.O. Box 132, Orleans, VT 05860, or to the Westmore Community Church, 27 Hinton Hill Road, Westmore, VT 05860.
, 83, formerly of Bobbin Mill Road, Lyman, N.H., passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002 at the Lafayette Care Center in Franconia. Walter was born May 25, 1919 in Whitefield, a son to Charles and Carrie (Aldrich) Parker. He attended schools in Lyman before going on to serve in the U.S. Army as a military policeman at Fort Bliss, Texas. He married Florence (Merchant) Parker on May 20, 1978. Walter worked for the state of New Hampshire and New England Wire Company; he preferred the simple life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on his woodpile, and visiting with his Lyman neighbors. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Florence; a stepdaughter, Alice and husband Fred Hunt of Sugar Hill; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 77 South Main Street, Lisbon, N.H. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m., at the Pillsbury Funeral Home in Lisbon with Pastor Allen Corey officiating. Burial will be private in the Lyman Center Cemetery.
, 84, formerly of Cohoes, N.Y., died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002 at Resurrection Nursing Home in Castleton, N.Y., after a lengthy illness. Born in Minneapolis, Minn., she was a legal secretary for Lawrence Kimball of St. Johnsbury for many years. Survivors include two daughters, Janice M. Potter of Cohoes, and Sandra L. Palmer of Albany, N.Y.; two sons, Kenneth W. Potter of North Concord, Vt., and Gary C. Potter of Saco, Maine; a brother, Seaver Willey of St. Johnsbury; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. All services will be private at the convenience of the family. The family requests that those who wish to remember Allison make contributions to the Resurrection Nursing Home, 90 Main St., Castleton, NY 12033.
, 89, passed away at the Morrison Nursing Home in Whitefield, Monday, Oct. 28, 2002. Laura was born Oct. 30, 1912 to Carl and Grace (Locke) Mason in Lyman, N.H. Laura was active in the community and a member of the Franconia Church of Christ Service Guild. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She married Robert C. McLachlin on Feb. 7, 1936 in Lisbon, N.H. Surviving family members include a daughter, Mary McLachlin Sanborn of Franconia; two sons, Robert S. McLachlin, and Richard E. McLachlin, both of Franconia; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Francois of Manchester, N.H., Catherine McLachlin of Bethlehem, Patrick McLachlin of Manchester, Amanda Jones and Abigail Jones of Denver, Colo., Matthew McLachlin and Demi McLachlin, both of Bulls Head City, N.M.; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Roger Mason Sr. of Littleton; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband of 43 years, Robert C. McLachlin, predeceased her. At the request of the family all services will be private. Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of the Littleton Area, in care of Martha Hill, 600 Waterford Road, Littleton, NH 03561.
84, formerly of Bayville, N.J., and a current resident of the Grafton County Home in North Haverhill, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002. She was born in South Ryegate, May 23, 1918, a daughter of Eugenio and Emma (Rose) Chiaradia. She was a graduate of Woodsville High School, Class of 1936, and the Mary Fletcher School of Nursing in Burlington. She worked as a registered nurse from 1948 to 1973 at the Coney Island Hospital in New York City. She moved from New Jersey to Woodsville in 1998 to be close to the family. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony, in 1981; her brother, Eugene D. Chiaradia, in 1982; and a sister, Corinne Chiaradia, in 1998. She is survived by two sisters, Olga Zampieri of Woodsville, and Stella Chiaradia of Louisville, Ky.; and three nieces. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, with Father Daniel Sinibaldi officiating.
BATCHELDER: Deloris Elaine, better known as "Tinker,"
48, of 1411 William Scott Highway, Groton, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002 at her residence, following a brief illness. She was born in Springfield, Vt., Jan. 6, 1954, the daughter of Richard Stocker and Pauline Rummrel. She had lived in Groton for many years and enjoyed her family, and handcrafts such as knitting. "Tinker" married Ernest R. Batchelder, June 15, 1974. Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Ernest Batchelder of Groton; three sons, Trevor H. Batchelder of Groton, Quincey T. Batchelder of Bradford, and Steven M. Batchelder of Topsham, Vt.; five brothers, Curtis Stocker of South Ryegate, Bruce Stocker of Middlebury, Vt., David Stocker of Bricknell, Va., Dennis Stocker of Wallingford, Vt., and Greg Stocker of Mount Holly, Vt.; three sisters, Gail Stocker of Wallingford, Vt., Jean Corey of California, and Linda Norton of Saxtons River, Vt.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m., from the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch St., Woodsville. Mr. Gerry Brooks will officiate. Burial will follow in the Groton Village Cemetery.
, 82, formerly of St. Johnsbury, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at the Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton. She was born Sept. 24, 1920 in East Fairfield, Vt., the daughter of James and Bessie (Corcoran) Flynn. A graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy, Class of 1939, she married Basil "Pete" Darling in 1940. She spent many happy years at "The Circle" community at Comerford Dam in East Barnet. Jean was a friendly, caring person who cherished her family and friends, always ready to lend an ear or a hand to anyone in need. She was predeceased by her husband Basil in 1997, and her brother Francis in 1977. She is survived by four sons, Greg Darling and wife Marianne of Littleton, Chris Darling and wife Evelyn of Swanton, VT, Gary Darling and wife Wendy of Barnet, and Mathew Darling and wife Bonnie of St. Johnsbury; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will take place at Sayles Funeral Home, Sunday, Nov. 3, from noon to 1:45 p.m., followed by a memorial service at the New Life Assembly of God Church, 475 Whitefield Road (Rte. 116), Littleton, at 2:15 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Alzheimer's Association, 338 River St., Montpelier, VT 05602.
77, of East Burke, passed away peacefully at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002. Dewey was born in Rawles Township, IA, March 4, 1925 to Edith and Glenn Seeger. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired schoolteacher, having taught many years in the St. Johnsbury School District. At the time of his death he was the caretaker/gardener at the Burke Mountain Club House in East Burke. Dewey had a passion for gardening. He enjoyed not only his plants, but feeding the birds, reading and the daily crossword puzzles. Dewey will be missed by Sue Henry, Doreen Yerkes, Trenny Rob and many other friends. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister. He is survived by his brother, Howard Seeger of California, and his cat Genieve. There will be no services, at his request. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Burke Mountain Club House, in care of Linda Wray, 211 Carter Road, West Burke, VT 05871.