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, age 92, passed away Saturday evening October 6, 2007 at the Haven Health Care Facility with her loving family at her side. She was born August 23, 1915 in Brockton, MA the daughter of the late Miller E. & Lillian (Woodward) DeCost. She was a former resident of Brockton, MA where she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a book keeper at A&P Grocery. She moved to Enosburg Falls in 1984 and attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. In 1996 she made her home at the former Verdelle Village Nursing Home now Haven Health Care. Alice enjoyed the ocean, and spending time with her family. They will always remember her as a loving and caring person. She was also an accomplished pianist and seamstress She is survived by her children, Robert Miller and his wife Vittori of Spring Valley, CA, Jeanne S. Britch of Lakeland, FL and Sheila Young of Monponsett, MA; 13 Grandchildren, several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, Edgar Miller; and her second husband, Leonard Maloney; her siblings, Arthur DeCost, Leon DeCost, William DeCost, Bernice Lucier, and Lillian Olsson. In keeping with Alices wishes she will be cremated. There will be no services or visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in Alices memory may be made to Haven Health Care Facility Resident Activity Fund, 596 Sheldon Rd., St. Albans, VT 05478
, nee Lepage, died peacefully on Sunday morning the 7th of October 2007 at the Haven Health Nursing Home, Saint Albans, Vermont. She was 88-years old, having been born on April 22, 1919 in Montgomery, Vermont to Donald and Ada Lepage (nee Longton). Her father had died on November 13, 1918, prior to her birth, in the Great Influenza Pandemic. Hardships in those years caused young Ada to ask her dear friend Orilla Lumbra (nee Mayhew) to care for Edessa and so she was raised in the loving home of Delphias and Orilla Lumbra in Montgomery Center. Edessas older brother, Ronald, was raised in Montgomery Center by his grandfather and grandmother, Louis and Marie Lepage. Her older sister, Rhea, moved with her mother to New York where Ada married Homer Stowell. From that marriage eight children were subsequently born: four half-brothers and four half-sisters. On the 19th of November 1936, Edessa married Leon Alfred Privee (of Richford, Vermont) in the Saint Isidore Catholic Church in Montgomery Center. Edessa bore six children in the following years: Alfred (Leon Jr.) (1936), Donald (1937), Noel (1938), Dianna (1941), Christine (1944), and James (1946). Her husband, Leon (Sr.), died on June 24, 1994 and her son, Noel, died on February 4th, 1998. Her sister, Rhea, died 1n 1997 and her brother, Ronald, died in 1999. Of her surviving children Alfred and his wife Betty live in Lincoln City, Oregon; Donald and his wife Jill live in Richford, Vermont; Dianna Doyle lives in Port Charlotte, Florida; Christine and her husband James Clarkson live in Spencer, Indiana; and James lives in Newport, Vermont. Edessa has seventeen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Edessa spent most of her life here in Vermont (Montgomery Center, Richford, East Berkshire), with the remaining years in Springfield and Palmer, Massachusetts; San Diego and Hemet, California; and Otis, Oregon. While in San Diego, Edessa returned to school to earn her High School diploma and then to graduate with honors from Nursing College. She spent many years in the nursing profession working in the operating room, as a hospital nurse, and later in the private homes of well-known families. Edessa was a loving and giving mother and wife, and spent her entire life dedicated to her family and grandchildren. She was a gifted craftsperson who proudly pointed to her Abenaki Indian heritage as the source of her talents. She loved to quilt, to design and sew clothing, and to cook wonderful meals and deserts. For several years, while living in Richford, Vermont, she was the sewing-master in a local clothing manufacturing company. The Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls is providing the final services for Edessa. She will be cremated and her ashes will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Saint Isidore Catholic Cemetery in Montgomery Center. Edessa was loved by all that knew her and she will be greatly missed. We love you.
SUMMERTON, SC / BURLINGTON, VT -
Pauline Ann Ladd-Ferguson
, age 72, passed away Thursday October 18, 2007 at her home in Summerton, SC after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Burlington, VT on August 19, 1935 the daughter of the late Harry & Mabel (Cavoretto) Cram. Pauline was proud to have owned and operated the Artists Touch in St. Albans where she shared her love for drawing and painting. She was also a bookkeeper for the Vermont Mattress Company for many years. Pauline enjoyed camping and meeting new people through out her life. When her children were younger she loved to support them with their interests, especially traveling all over New England to watch her son play soccer. She is survived by her husband, George Ferguson of Summerton, SC; her children, Kathy Larrow and her husband Larry of Sheldon, Rob Ladd and special friend Christine Leister and her son Jai of Cloud Croft, NM; her grandchildren, Corey & Carlie Larrow, and Autumn Reilly; several step-children and step grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held Friday October 26, 2007 at 11:00 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls with Rev. Rich ODonnell celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in Paulines memory may be made to Vermont Cancer Center, Given E213, 89 Beaumont Ave., Burlington, VT 05405.
, age 76, passed away Thursday October 18, 2007 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born January 9, 1931 in Sheldon Springs the daughter of the late Lee & Laura (Perry) Smith. Charlotte was a resident of Enosburgh since 1990 and was a former resident of East Fairfield. She was employed at Union Carbide in St. Albans for 23 years retiring in 1991. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Robert Glidden Post # 758 in St. Albans. Charlotte enjoyed swimming, walking, and visiting with her neighbors. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Ruth & Terry Malone on East Bakersfield; 2 sons and their wives, Charles & Candace Callan of Elk City, OK, and Terrance & Linda Callan of Swanton; 3 grandsons, Brock, Aaron and Del; and many great grandchildren; a brother, Lyle Smith of Cape Coral, FL; a sister, Lois Callan of Highgate; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Fabian Callan; a grandson, Kam Malone; and a great grandson, Calvin Callan. Funeral services will be held Monday October 22, 2007 at 12:00 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Pastor Patrick Hoadley officiating. Interment will follow in the Bradley Cemetery in Fairfield. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 AM until the hour of the funeral. For those who wish, contributions in Charlottes memory may be made to Vermont Cancer Center, Given E213, 89 Beaumont Ave., Burlington, VT 05405.
, age 93, passed away Friday October 26, 2007 at Franklin County Rehab in St. Albans with her loving family at her side. She was born February 12, 1914 in Fairfield the daughter of the late Arthur & Agnes (Sowers) Draper. She was a resident of Sheldon most of her life and a member of the Sheldon Methodist Church. She was employed at Kerbs Memorial Hospital for several years and then at BFA-St. Albans as a hot lunch cook for 21 years retiring in 1985. She was a member of the St. Albans Senior Citizen Club. Luella enjoyed playing 500 with her family and friends, knitting and making quilts which all of her family enjoy today. She especially loved her special birthday parties which she looked forward to celebrating with her family and adoptive daughters. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Spaulding and her husband Robert of Sheldon; a daughter-in-law, Joan Reed of Sheldon; her grandchildren, James D. Reed Jr., Brian Reed and his wife Lucky, Lisa Seguin and her husband Steve, Robert R. Spaulding and his special friend Karen Dufault, Gregory Spaulding and his wife Sandra; great grandchildren, Natalie & Laura Spaulding, Steven Seguin, Travis Reed and his companion Amanda Hoague, Brittany & Joshua Reed, Derick Barber, Angela Jones, Colton, Landon & Megan Reed; great great grandchildren, Sadie Mae Jones, and Riley Reed; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Luella was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Reed; her son, James D. Reed Sr.; her sisters, Lucy Machia and Stella Rice. A memorial service will be held Tuesday October 30, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Sheldon United Methodist Church with Rev. Donavee Copenhaver officiating. Interment will follow in the Sheldon Village Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in Luellas memory maybe made to the Sheldon Methodist Church, C/O Nancy Martin, P.O. Box 66, Sheldon Springs, VT 05485
, age 67, went peacefully to the Lord on Thursday November 1, 2007 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington with all her loving family at her side She was born March 14, 1940 in Sheldon the daughter of the late Maynard & Arlene (Currier) Beyor. Dorcas married Joseph Bushey Sr. on May 17, 1958, he predeceased her in 1976. She was an avid reader and enjoyed puzzles and NASCAR and the New York Yankees. Every spring there were many weekends spent planting flower gardens around the yard. Her greatest joys were her grandchildren. Walking with her grandchildren was a highlight of her days. Since the age of ten her passion was to take care of someone, this continued with caring for her grandchildren until her illness made her unable to enjoy that time. Also, watching her grandchildren play sports brought her even more joy as well as her biweekly walks to the library. Dorcas was a care giver in the area for many years helping at the Stanley Home and for Leona Stephenson, Thomas Philips, Gwen Davis, and Wallace Kittell. She is survived by her children, Morleen Moss her husband Bruce and their daughter Aimee of Swanton; Joseph E. Bushey Jr. of St. Albans; Donna Hansen her companion David Frances her sons, Aaron, Ethan, daughter Alyson her children Devon & Dante and Davids children David Jr. & Jessica all of Swanton; David Bushey his wife Lisa and their children Alena, Holly & Jeremy all of Sheldon; Lisa Sweet her companion Bobby Gonzalez and her children, David Jr., Joseph & Josh all of Killeen, TX; Ann-Marie Parizo her husband Chris her children, Nate, Hannah of Sheldon, Christie her companion Dereck Thresher and his children, Ceomania & Michael of Fairfax; Steven Bushey of Sheldon; and Tammy Merchant her husband Travis and their children, Ashley & Brittany all of Sheldon; her sisters, Alma Sturges of Hartford, CT, Veronica Danserau and her husband Maurice of St. Albans, Marshia Ellison and her husband Richard of Newington, CT, and Shela King and her husband Robert of Newington, CT; her close friends and neighbors, Cathy Longley and her companion Jack Medeiros and the many caregivers at the St. Albans Dialysis Unit. Besides her parents and husband Dorcas was predeceased by a son-in-law, David Sweet Sr.; her father & mother-in-law, Eugene & Susie Bushey; her sister-in-law and her husband, Lillian & Sparky Lapan; and close friend Pam Witham. Funeral services will be held Monday morning November 5, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Sheldon Methodist Church with Rev. Donavee Copenhaver officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at the Sheldon Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 3-6 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in Dorcas memory may be made to the St. Albans Dialysis Unit ATT: Peggy Bushey, 7 Crest Rd., St. Albans, VT 05478
, age 84, passed away Tuesday November 6, 2007 at Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington following a lengthy illness. She was born August 24, 1923 in Sanford, Maine the daughter of the late Herman & Marion (Gagne) Durenleau. She was a resident of Richford most of her life and was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. She was employed at Northland Hockey Stick Factory in Richford for 14 years retiring in 1960. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post # 12 of Richford. She enjoyed writing letters and cards, taking pictures and listening to country music. She also loved Norma Jeans dog, Dallas She is survived by her daughter, Norma Jean Tatro of Richford; her grandchildren, Daniel Tatro and his partner Mark Tatro Lavigne of Underhill, Donna Tatro of Richford, and Diane Tatro and her friend John Jacobs of Richford; her great grandson, Trevor Sheltra of Richford; her siblings, Margaret Paquette of East Richford, Robert Durenleau and his wife Joyce of Richford, and Daniel Durenleau and his wife Doris of Franklin; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Guy Salisbury Jr.; a grandson, Dennis Tatro; son-in-law, Wayne Peanut Tatro; brothers, Rene, Donat & Norman Durenleau; and sister, Yvette Durenleau. Funeral services will be held Friday November 9, 2007 at 11:00 AM at All Saints Catholic Church in Richford with Rev. Karl Hahr celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow in the Richford Center Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in Madelines memory may be made to the Richford Ambulance Service, Main St., Richford, VT 05476
went to be with her son Lee on November 9th, 2007 due to a reoccurrence of cervical cancer. Renee was born in Burlington on January 7th, 1966 to Charlotte M. (Bluto) Gratton and Joseph W. Gratton. She graduated from Milton High School in 1983 and married David Walker in the same year. Renee and David moved to the state of Georgia where her first two children were born. After David left the service, Renee and her family moved back to Vermont. Shortly thereafter their third child was born, and the family built their own home on a beautiful piece of land in Bakersfield. Renee was completely dedicated to her children. She home schooled them for a time, and taught them much more than academics. She taught her kids to be individuals, to be independent, and to be the best person they could possibly be. Most of all, she taught them to laugh and to love. Renee adored being a mother to these three wonderful people, and her love for them guided her entire lifes path. As a creative and imaginative person, Renee always knew that she would love being in business for herself. In the mid 90s, Ren owned a consignment shop in Jeffersonville. Then in the late 90s, Ren started her own candy business. Her raspberry truffles immediately became a local favorite, and keeping up with family orders was fun but exhausting. Ren continued to search for a fulfilling career, and this led her to the insurance business. She worked for several Vermont insurance agencies, thrived in the business, and gained the experience to happily start her own MetLife agency in the fall of 2006. Music was Renees joy in life. From childhood forward, Renee wrote and performed her own music, and sang and played guitar at several churches in Franklin County, at local venues, and at home. She had a gorgeous voice, a soulful performing style, and simply glowed when she sang. Renee was famous for always trying to get other people to sing a song for her, and was thrilled when she could convince someone to do so. During the Valentines Day Blizzard of 2007, Renee married her best friend Kenneth E.W. Huether in a private ceremony at home. Renee and Ken had planned to marry in July, but circumstances led them to choose this date instead. Later on, Ren & Ken hosted a memorable Hawaiian Wedding celebration for family and friends on the date they originally chose, July 7, 2007. Through her insurance business, Renee truly loved to help families protect themselves against financial and personal loss. If only someone could have protected her from the painful loss of her 18 year old son Lee in May of 2007 from a drowning accident at Paul Smith College. Renee suffered a heartbreak that no mother should ever have to. However, during the hugely attended services for Lee, Renee characteristically put her own suffering aside to comfort those around her. Renee leaves behind her beloved husband Ken, her children Ashley Ryan Walker of Bakersfield and her friend Ryan Blanchard of Willsboro, NY, and David Joseph Walker of and fiancé Allison Clark of Enosburg Falls, and her stepson, Duncan Wade Huether of Bakersfield and Jericho. She also leaves her mother, Charlotte M. Gratton of Burlington, brothers and sisters, Gladys and David Douse of King, NC, David and Joanne Gratton of Milton, Brian and Valerie Gratton of Georgia, Kellie and Jon Frazier of Buchanan, MI, and James and Bernadette Gratton of Burlington; her husbands family, Kens mother Barbara Hill and her friend Jack Jensis, and brother and sisters Julie Huether, Steve and Denise Huether, and Bonnie and David Hempstead all of Bennington, and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Renee was pre-deceased by her son Lee Andrew Walker, and her father Joseph W. Gratton. Funeral services were held Tuesday November 13, 2007 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Revs. Rich ODonnell & Andre Houle celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Following the blessing of Renees casket upon entering church, Renees husband Ken and his family placed the Pall on her casket followed by the Crucifix being placed by Renees children, Ashley & David Walker. The first scripture reading was Jeremiah 29: 11-14 proclaimed by Renees friend Donna Flanders. The responsorial Psalm, To you Yahweh was sung by Renees Mother, Charlotte Gratton, and siblings, Gladys Douse, Brian Gratton, Kellie Frazier, and James Gratton. The second scripture reading was Psalms 16 1-11 proclaimed by Renees friend, Kathy Goodrich. The Offertory gifts were presented by Renees nieces and nephews, Chelsea, Christopher, Aubrey, Dillon, Jamie & Darek. Interment followed at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Bakersfield next to Renees son Lee Walker with Fr. ODonnell offering prayers of committal. Following the committal prayers, Renees family led everyone in the singing of Amazing Grace concluded by Renees brother, David Gratton playing The Lullaby on the violin. Pall bearers were Renees son David Walker, step son, Duncan Huether, brothers, David, Brian & James Gratton, cousin, Raymond Gratton, and family friends, Ryan Blanchard and Jared & Jordan Goodrich. Following the committal service the Bakersfield community prepared a luncheon which was held at the Bakersfield Historical Building Visiting hours were held Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave, Enosburg Falls In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Lee Walker Memorial Fund, c/o of Enosburg High School Guidance Department, PO Box 417, Enosburg Falls VT 05450.
, 56, a resident of River Street in Richford died suddenly at her home on Tuesday afternoon, November 13, 2007. Bernice was born on December 1, 1950 in Middlebury, VT, the daughter of Walter and Margaret (Robinson) Jimmo. She lived for many years in Bristol prior to moving to Richford. Bernice is survived by her husband Richard Carpenter of Richford; her mother Margaret Jimmo of Vergennes, VT; three daughters Norma Button and her husband Brian of St. Albans, Tara Wright and her husband Kevin of Richford and Mary Carpenter of Richford; two sons Walter Carpenter and his girlfriend Barb of Richford and David Carpenter of Richford; a sister Debby Thompson of Bristol, VT; a brother Dennis Jimmo of Lincoln, VT; 14 grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, Walter Jimmo, Bernice was predeceased by a brother Charles Jimmo and a daughter Jessie Carpenter who died at birth. Funeral services for Bernice will be held on Monday, November 19, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Richford First Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Richford Center Cemetery. There are no public calling hours planned. Should friends desire, gifts in Bernices memory may be made to The American Diabetes Association, 1 Kennedy Dr., Suite L8, South Burlington, VT 05403
, Richford, VT/Collinsville, CT passed away peacefully on November 15, 2007 at Our Lady of the Meadows. Ruth began life at the family homestead in Bloomfield, CT on August 9, 1910 (8-9-10), the daughter of Frank and Florence (Walker) Barnard. She was fortunate to have these two good people to shape her values and teach her the meaning of love, family, and hard work. Having lived and worked through the Depression, she learned frugality and carried her appreciation for second hand and thrift shops with her into her retirement volunteering at several local shops. Ruth was married in1932 to Stuart Davis, and lived most of her life in the home they built in Collinsville. Camping at Dolly Copp in the White Mountains was a yearly retreat for the family. She worked for many years in the Travelers Insurance Company, retiring in 1975. After retirement, she traveled extensively, did volunteer work, and spent many happy evenings tripping the light fantastic. She loved ballroom dancing! In 2006, she moved to Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford, and spent her last years being nearer her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the Staff at the Meadows for the tender, loving care bestowed on Mom and our family during this time. We also wish to thank friends and neighbors who watched over her in Connecticut while she was there. She is survived by two daughters, Ginny Gometz of Bakersfield, VT, June Hart of Simsbury, CT, a sister, Florrie Kraverotis of Bloomfield, CT, four grandchildren and their spouses, Nancy LaRose (Shawn) of Waterville, Rick Gometz (Carol) of Knoxville, TN, Karen Ovitt (Brian) of Bakersfield and Rollin Miller (Jeeup) of Bangkok, Thailand, five great grandchildren, Kane and Keith LaRose, Katie and Kyle Ovitt, and Samantha Gover Gometz, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, Robert and George Barnard, a sister, Hazel Beman, former husband Stuart Davis, and two sons-in-law, Jim Gometz and Bob Hart. Memorial services will be held in the First Congregational Church, Canton Center at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 24, 2007. Following a short reception at the Church, committal services will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 184 Cherry Brook Road, PO Box 133, Canton Center, CT 06020 or Our Lady of the Meadows, Residents Fund, 1 Pinnacle Meadows, Richford, VT 05476.
, age 86, died Monday, November 26, 2007 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that her husband Joseph Plante also sustained life ending injuries. She was born in Fairfield, VT on August 1, 1921 the daughter of the late Leo T. & Elizabeth (Cross) West. Wanda worked in the nursing field, the Life Insurance Industry and also served as the Berkshire Town Clerk for many years. She was a Justice of the Peace, She held memberships in the Grange, American Legion Auxiliary, and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She loved yards sales and was an avid collector of cook books with a collection exceeding 4,000 volumes. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Ann & Phillip Gray of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; a son and his wife Foster Ed & Alice Lafley of Eureka, CA; her grandchildren, Garrett West Gray, Cynthia Lafley, Angela Fisher, Tiffany Lafley, and Sundae Matheson; 3 great grandchildren, Jacob, Michael & Jordan Fisher; 3 brothers Reginald West of Rice Hill, Leo West Jr. and his wife Marie Ann of Sheldon, and Leland West and his wife Sharon of Johnson; 9 sisters, Virginia Goulette of St. Albans, Marion Teague of Sheldon, Betty Beyor of St. Albans, Irene Montgomery of Franklin, Joyce Menard and her husband Danny of Fairfield, Elaine Reed and her husband Donald of Sheldon, Barbara Colby and her husband Richard of St. Albans, Carolyn Rondeau and her husband Andre of Sheldon, and Patricia Nolan and her husband Dennis of Highgate; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by her 1st husband, Foster Lafley; 2nd husband, Clair Red Kinney; and a sister, Gloria Beyor. Funeral services will be held Friday November 30, 2007 at 11:00 at All Saints Catholic Church in Richford with Rev. Rich ODonnell celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls For those who wish, contributions in Wandas memory may be made to AMVETS National Service Foundation, 4647 Forbes Blvd., Lanham, MD. 20706
, age 80, passed away tragically along with his, wife Wanda H. Plante, as the result of an automobile accident on Monday November 26, 2007. He was born February 16, 1927 in Dunham, Quebec Canada the son of the late George & Merilda (Boulet) Plante Joseph was a resident of Richford for the past 43 years and was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. He was employed at F.W. Whitcomb as a truck driver for 30 years retiring in 1990. He enjoyed gardening and going to auctions. He also enjoyed going downtown for coffee with his friends. He married Wanda (West) Kinney on August 5, 1988. He is survived by a son and his wife, George & Kim Plante of Swanton; 3 daughters, Jeannine Plante of Manchester, NH, France OBrien and her partner Marc Jacobs, and Francine M. OBrien all of Burlington; his grandchildren; Dustin Blatchley and Matthew Chambers; a step daughter and her husband, Ann & Phillip Gray of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; a step son and his wife Foster E. & Alice Lafley of Eureka, CA; his brothers, Herve Plante and his wife Therese of Disraeli Canada, and Victor Plante and his wife Helene of Manchester, NH. Besides his parents and wife he was predeceased by his 1st wife, Cecile (Brien) Plante; his siblings, Gabrielle Desmarais, Roger Plante, Cecile Messier, Fernande Plante, and Claude Plante Funeral services will be held Friday November 30, 2007 at 11:00 at All Saints Catholic Church in Richford with Rev. Rich ODonnell celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls For those who wish, contributions in Josephs memory may be made to All Saints Church, Main St., Richford, VT 05476 or the charity of ones choice
, son of Dawn Davidson & Eric Savoy, died at birth on Monday December 3, 2007 surrounded by his loving family at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Besides his parents, Race is survived by his siblings, Eric Savoy Jr., Carrie Savoy, and Alexis Davidson; his maternal grandparents, Morgan East and her husband Charles Pratt of Montgomery, and Dale Davidson and his partner Sue Baker of Montgomery; his paternal grandparents, Danny Savoy of Enosburgh, and Carol LaRochelle and her husband Kevin of Enosburgh; Maternal great grandparents, Agatha East of Shelburne, and Mary Davidson of Bridgewater, MA; his aunts and uncles, Elizabeth Davidson and Daren Davidson both of Montgomery, Scott Messeck of St. Albans, and Heather Messeck of Enosburgh. A memorial service will be held Saturday December 8, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickisnon Ave., Enosburg Falls. There will be no visiting hours.
SHELDON, VT/COLEBROOK, NH/DRACUT, MA -
Janice McLoon Chenevert Dutney
passed away on Dec. 13, 2007, at her home in Sheldon, Vermont, after a long illness. The only child of Dudley Page McLoon and Glendys (Emerson), she was born on July 26, 1921, in Lowell, MA. She graduated from Lowell High School and Colby Sawyer College. She worked as a secretary in Boston where she met her first husband Bernard Chenevert. They married on May 14, 1944. They operated a grocery store in Lancaster, MA, until 1960. She then worked as secretary to the Superintendent of Lancaster Girls Reform School. In 1967 they moved to Dracut, MA, and she worked as a secretary to the Supt. of Schools. Her husband predeceased her in 1968. After his death she worked as Executive Secretary to the Board of Selectman for the town of Dracut, MA. She married Dexter Dutney on Sept. 9, 1972. Upon retirement in 1981, she and Dexter moved to Colebrook, NH, where they lived with her son and his family. She was an avid quilter, reader, and shopping for a bargain. She shared in Dexters many Kiwanis activities. She was a member of The Daughters of The American Revolution. Dexter died of cancer in 2001. She made her final move to Sheldon, VT, in 2006. She is survived by a son, Frederick Chenevert, and his wife, Norma, of Sheldon, VT; a daughter, Glendys Phelan, and husband, William, of North Andover, MA, 3 grandchildren : Jennifer Russell of St Albans, VT, Kate Phelan of Keene , NH, and William Phelan of North Andover, MA. 3 stepchildren: Dexter Dutney Jr and wife, Kim, of Thornton, CO, Dennis Dutney and wife, Nancy, of Dracut, MA, Mary Gail Feeley and husband, Ed, of Bluffton, SC. There will be no calling hours or service. A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Richardson Cemetery in Dracut, MA. Donations in her memory may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1460, Williston, VT 05495-1460
, age 90, passed away Friday December 21, 2007 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Bakersfield on April 20, 1917 the daughter of John Victor & Jessie Mae (Jewett) Martin. Elizabeth was lifelong resident of Bakersfield and was a graduate of Brigham Academy. On November 11, 1941 she married Elmer Lee Mitchell. Along with her husband they operated Crystal Clear Maple Products for many years. She was a member of the Vermont Historical Society. She enjoyed nature, flowers, gardening, knitting, sewing and her family. She also loved baseball and her favorite team was the Boston Red Sox and was so happy to have seen their two recent World Series wins. She is survived by her son and his wife, John & Patricia Mitchell of Essex Jct.; her sister, Christine S. Martin of Bakersfield; her son-in-law, Frank Snow of Hill, NH; her grandchildren, Spencer Mitchell of Randolph, Jeffrey Mitchell and his wife Ann-Margaret of Fitchburg, MA, Lynn Finn and her husband Michael of Westford, Timothy Snow of West Warwick, RI, Christopher Snow and his wife Kristine of Mansfield, MA, and Gregory Snow and his wife Heather of West Warwick, RI; 13 Great Grandchildren. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Lee Mitchell on August 2, 1995, and her daughter Penelope Joan Snow on May 17, 2003. Elizabeths family wishes to thank Janelle, Jodi, Carol, Lois, Sandy, Kimberly, and the others from Franklin County Home Health for providing such special care to Elizabeth. In keeping with Elizabeths wishes she will be cremated and there will be no funeral services or visiting hours. She will be interred in the spring in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Bakersfield. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Elizabeths memory to the Franklin Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478 or to the Enosburgh Ambulance Service, 83 Sampsonville Rd., Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
, age 74, a lifetime resident of Enosburgh died on Friday December 21, 2007 peacefully at home with his family surrounding him after a four year battle with lung cancer. He was born, lived, worked, played and died on the farm where his parents and grandparents before him worked the soil, milked the cows, and tapped the trees. John was born in Enosburgh on August 18, 1933 the son of Horace & Persis (Hammond) Carpenter. John graduated from Enosburg Falls High School in 1952 and married Betty Belanger on June 28, 1952. He farmed for others in the area and drove a milk truck until he bought his first dairy farm in 1954. In 1965 John and Betty bought the Gervais farm in Enosburg, where he farmed until his retirement in 1979, when his son Jim took over the family farm. John was a dedicated farmer and family man that worked long, hard hours to produce some of the best dairy cattle in the area. While John and Betty worked side by side on the farm they instilled good work ethics and responsibility in their children. John loved farming, sugaring, deer hunting, winters in Florida fishing in the ocean, his camp on Lake Carmi, horse pulls, cattle & horse shows and picnics. He especially enjoyed having his family visit in Florida, taking them to all the attractions and showing them and teaching them all about the things he did during his winters there. John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty Carpenter; his son and his wife, Jim & Suz-Anne Carpenter; 4 daughters and their husbands, Mary & Louie Mason, Dianne & Arthur Tibbits all of Enosburgh, Cindy & Phil Playful of Fairfield, and Carole Ann Carpenter and her longtime companion Oliver Hurtubise of Berkshire; his 12 grandchildren, Judy Pond and her husband Andy, Karen Westcom and her husband Jeff, Dawn Reed and her husband Shane, Wayne Carpenter and his wife Karen, Amy Carpenter, Tessa, Katy & Corey Tibbits, Gregory & Matthew Playful, and Levi & Ben Irish; 13 great grandchildren, Nicholas, Olivia & Mason Pond, Johnathon Mason, Rebecca Westcom, Samantha Dezotelle, Sara & John Carpenter, Faith & Lexi Reed, Caleigh Tibbits, Elliot Irish, and Cassie Westcom who was the light of his life for the past 10 years; 1 brother and his wife, Charles & Pat Carpenter of Montgomery; his cousins, Roy & Carty Carpenter, Marion Wetherbee, George Carpenter, and their families and several other cousins including ones from Philadelphia that visited the farm every year; his brother-in-law, Carroll Belanger of Lake City, FL; several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his father, Horace in 1982, his mother Persis in 1990, and a son, Art in 1955. Funeral services will be held Monday December 24, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the West Enosburg United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Enosburgh Center Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 6-9 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in Johns memory may be made to the Vermont Cancer Center, Given E213, 89 Beaumont Ave., Burlington, VT 05405 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Vermont Division, 100 Dorset St. Suite 12, So. Burlington, VT 05403, or consider doing an act of kindness for someone. Johns family will be forever grateful for the excellent care he received from Dr. Christian Thomas & Dr. Lorne Babb and their wonderful staff, and Tammy Smith from Franklin County Home Health Agency.
, age 61, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday morning December 27, 2007 He was born January 4, 1946 in St. Albans, VT the son of the late Leroy & Beatrice (Cusson) Wells. As a young man Richard worked as a diesel mechanic for Quinns Trucking and Anderson Concrete. He also worked as a meat cutter for Swanton Packing. He did carpenter work with a very dear friend, Wilfred Daudelin of St. Albans and worked as a handy man for a very good friend, Peter Hawksworth of Enosburg. Richard enjoyed building, carpentry, working with his hands and had an ability to fix everything. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most of all he loved his family especially his grandchildren and cherished the time he spent with them. He is survived by his wife Suzanne (Bouchard) Wells of Berkshire; 4 daughters, Lori Partlow of Swanton and her companion Jeff Clark of Enosburg, Vicki Jo Hemingway and her companion Ricky Burns of Enosburg, Patti Sue Hemingway of Enosburg, and Melissa Wells of St. Albans; 8 grandchildren, Lacey Lee, Dustin, Dylan, & Samantha Partlow all of Berkshire, Lenny Hemingway of Enosburg, Jordon Hemingway of Richford, Billy Ray Hemingway of Enosburg, and Nicole Wells; his sister and her husband, Louise & Larry Raymond of Enosburg; 3 brothers, Rueben Wells of Sheldon, Kenny Wells and his companion Marie Root of Swanton, and Steven Wells and his wife Anne of So.Hero; several nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, June Bouchard of St. Albans. Besides his parents, Richard was predeceased by a brother, George Wells and his sister-in-law, Judy (Gage) Wells. Funeral services will be held Monday December 31, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Rev. Rich ODonnell officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 AM until the hour of the funeral. For those who wish, contributions in Richards memory may be made to the St. Albans Dialysis Unit, 7-8 Crest Rd., St. Albans, VT 05478.