Deaths since January 01, 2003

DEATHS SINCE JANUARY 1, 2003

"Your memory is a keepsake,
It's like a thread of gold
Never will it tarnish,
Or grow the least bit old.


To some, you may be forgotten,
To others, a part of the past,
But to us who dearly loved you,
Your memory will always last."
Anonymous

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LATEST DEATH INPUTTED IN DATE ORDER SEQUENCE

GLADYS M. (ADAMS) TRAYAH (1926-2004)

EMILY ROSE AJA (1988-2003)

DORIS (ALLEN) HARRINGTON RANKS DEWART (1911-2004)

KIM MARIE (ASHE) LONG (1961-2003)

RAMONA B. (BOUCHER) BESSETTE-BRULEY (1942-2003)

SHIRLEY E. (BILLADO) SHAFER(1941-2004)

BEVERLY ANN BLAISDELL GRAY(1932-2004)

DIANE N. (BLICKSILVER) AJA (1957-2003)

ROBERT JOSEPH BOUTIN (1949-2004)

NELLIE (BURNOR) WEBB (1921-2003)

WILFRED J. "WILLY" BUSHEY (1941-2003)

JEAN E. (BRODEUR) BARKYOUMB (1921-2003)

JOAN R. (CAMPBELL) BESSETTE (1918-2004)

ETHALENE P. (CHANDLER) PARANT (1910-2004)

ANDREW WILLIAM CHICOINE (1979-2003)

ROGER E. CLOKEY (1939-2004)

ERIBERTO "ED" COBEO (1962-2003)

VERONICA "RONNIE" (COLASANTI) BROWN (1917-2004)

GAIL M. (COLLINS) LAROSE (1955-2004)

HARRIET (CROSS) SWEET BRENNAN (1921-2005)

WALDO A. CUTTING (1922-2004)

JASON PAUL DAIGNAULT (1981-2003)

LEE E. DAVIS (1923-2003)

WINSTON “WIN“ JOHN DECKER (1937-2003)

OLA L. (ELLSWORTH) TRACY (1917-2004)

JUDY MAUDE EVANS (1958-2003)

JANE M. (FREE) PARAH (1937-2004)

MARCEL CLIFTON GARCEAU (1931-2003)

EMILY ANN GARDNER (2004-2004)

DAVID EDWARD GARRETT (1950-2004)

ARTHUR N. GAUDETTE (1924-2004)

NOELLA M. (GAUDETTE) WAGNER (1915-2003)

CORRINE M. (GILLILAN) CAMLEY (1925-2004)

JULIETTE M. (GOULET) FALCON (1921-2003)

LAWRENCE C. GOLDSMITH (1917-2004)

LAWRENCE "JOCK" JAMES GREENIA (1931-2004)

MARJORIE (HALE) BARKER (1925-2004)

RICHARD K. HANSON (1953-2003)

HELEN ALICE (HAAS) O'RIORDAN(1929-2004)

VELMA (HAYWARD) PONTBRIAND, R.N. (1910-2003)

BERNARD JAMES HOBEN(1933-2004)

ELIZABETH HOTCHKISS (1916-2004)

FRANCES MAY (HOWARD) GILLETTE (1911-2003)

MARGERY M. (HULBERT) LAWYER (1916-2003)

LAURA E. (KIMBALL) HUBBERT (1913-2002)

DANIEL STEVENS JACKSON (1920-2004)

CHARLOTTE H. (KING) KEEFE (1905-2003)

DORIS E. "DOTTY" (KING) WAGNER (1916-2003)

ELEANOR RUTH (KING) BOISJOLI (1930-2003)

MARGARETE A. (KING) RALEIGH (1919-2004)

RITA F. (KING) CHERRIER (1922-2003)

CALEB GORDON KNEELAND (2000-2003)

RICHARD JOHN LAMELL (1920-2004)

ADALENE ALENA (LAPAN) LEMNAH(1913-2003)

RITA GOLDIE (LAROCHELLE) IRISH (1919-2003)

ERNEST A. LATUCH (1927-2004)

YVETTE D. (LAVALLEE) LeCLAIR (1908-2003)

GORDON CHARLES LAWLISS (1912-2003)

REBA MAUDE (LEACH) HOWARD (1916 - 2004)

ELAINE O. (LEFEBVRE) THEORET (1909-2004)

HAROLD ROBERT (SHORTY) LEMOINE (1929-2004)

EDITH HILMA LINDBERG (1920-2003)

JOHN R. "BOB" LUMAN (1920-2003)

CHARLES "CHUCK" DALTON MACHIA (1950-2003)

PAUL EDMUND MACHIA (1932-2004)

LEONIDAS "LEE" DONALD MAGNAN (1919-2004)

MARGARET (MARSHALL) DUNTON BROSSEAU (1924-2003)

LOUISE (MARTIN) WOLD (1917-2003)

ROSE M. (MAXFIELD) THOMAS (1950-2003)

KEVIN JAMES MCGOVERN (1955-2003)

HARRIET (MINOR) WELLS (1918-2004)

TERRANCE CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL (1957-2003)

WAYNE MORTON MOFFATT(1944-2003)

GEORGE E. MONTAGUE (1920-2003)

MICHAEL JAMES MURPHY (1956-2003)

DENNIS P. PALMER (1952-2003)

LESLIE G. PALMER (1921-2003)

PHILIP T. PARAH (1933-2003)

VICTOR PAUL PARAH (1968-2003)

EDWARD LEO PARKER (1927-2004)

LAWRENCE H."LARRY" PARSONS (1930-2003)

STANLEY C. PHILLIPS (1933-2004)

FLORIENNE M. "FLOSSIE" (PION) LAVENDER (1928-2004)

REO JOSEPH PION (1924-2004)

OLETA BEATRICE (PLUMBLEY) DUFFY (1919-2003)

SIMONE P. (POULIN) VARRICCHIONE (1907-2004)

PAUL EMILE QUINTIN (1922-2004)

HOMER A. RALEIGH (1919-2004)

DONALD W. RAYMOND (1937-2004)

JACQUELINE J. (RAYMOND) SPAULDING

SEAN MICHAEL REYNOLDS (1984-2003)

ALBERT W. RICH (1907-2004)

HELEN (RICH) HOWARD (1917-2003)

SHEILA (RISING) RENFREW (1944-2004)

MABEL J. (ROBTOY) GARDNER (1929-2004)

RODNEY JAMES ROONEY (1937-2004)

ANN M. (SANDBERG) FOX (---- - 2003)

D. GORDON SCOTT (1916-2004)

NONA S. (ST. PETER) KARWAN (1922-2003)

ROSE A. (STANNARD) MASKELL (1933-2004)

BARBARA (STEWART) POPPLE (1931-2005)

KENNETH H. "STICK" STEVENS (1916-2004)

VERONICA T. (SWEENEY) MILLER (1928-2004)

WILLIAM (BILL) GREENLAW TESSIN (1916-2003)

IRENE M. (TERRILL) WARNER (1930-2004)

LAWRENCE ALPHONSE THEORET JR. (1961-2004)

ELIZABETH (WAY) COBURN (1923-2003)

PHYLLIS A. (WEBB) MAXFIELD (1932-2003)

S. WILLIAM WEBB (1913-2003)

CLAYTON E. WELCH (1924-2004)

BARBARA M. (WHITE) SAFFORD (1912-2004)

ROY VICTOR WILSON (1943-2004)

C. ARTHUR WOLD (1912- 2003)

BYRON F. WOODWORTH (1932-2003)

DAVID M. YARNELL, ESQ (1945-2003)

HARRIET (CROSS) SWEET BRENNAN

THE VILLAGES, Fla./ESSEX JUNCTION - Harriet Sweet Brennan, 84, died in the Villages Regional Hospital on Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, following a brief illness. She moved to The Villages three years ago from Sebastian, Fla. Born in Fairfax, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Lucia) Cross. She was employed at IBM when they were first established in Vermont in the early 1950s. In 1955, she moved to Essex Junction from Jeffersonville , Vt., where she resided until 1973. Harriet's family and their activities were the main focus of her life. She was a devout Roman Catholic and a faithful member of Holy Family Church and more recently St. Lawrence Church. She is survived by her two sons and their spouses, Dale and Linda Sweet of The Villages, Dennis and Brenda Sweet of Lyndon Center, Vt.; her daughter, Scharle Triolo of Palm Bay, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and stepgrandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Rita Raymond of Jeffersonville. She was predeceased by Harold Kenneth Sweet, the father of their children, in 1981; her second husband, Robert Brennan; and her sister, Helen Cross of Jeffersonville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, West Street, Essex Junction. Burial will be in Mountainview Cemetery in the spring. Visiting hours are Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The American Diabetes Association, Vermont Office, 77 Hegeman Drive, Colchester, Vt. 05446.

BARBARA (STEWART) POPPLE

FAIRFAX - Barbara (Stewart) Popple, 73, a longtime resident of Fairfax, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005. She was born in Burlington on March 15, 1931, daughter of the late Robert and Georgiana (Swan) Stewart. Barbara graduated from Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, Class of 1948. After several years of single-handedly raising her three children, Barbara met and married her soul mate and best friend, Howard Popple Jr. on Dec. 26, 1960. Howard predeceased Barbara in 2002. Mrs. Popple traveled the world with her family and Howard as he served the United States as a member of the U.S. Air Force. The family settled back in Fairfax after Howard's retirement from the military and that is where Barbara remained until her passing. Barbara was a professional in the banking community initially as an employee of the Franklin Lamoille Bank in Milton. Her career took her to her "favorite place", Peoples Trust Co. of St. Albans. She served PTCO for the remainder of her career until her retirement as the vice president and manager of the Georgia branch in 1993. As the foundation and support for her family, Barbara was the family cook and entertainer, organizing family gatherings at the lake on the Georgia Shore and at her home as recently as Jan. 1, 2005. She enjoyed reading and debating military action and politics with anyone who was willing to engage. She loved to travel and had a particular fondness for "cruising" the seas. Barbara is survived by her three children, Sheri Rainville and husband Mark of Fairfax, Scott Popple and wife Betty of St. Albans, Herb S. Popple and wife Vicki of Valrico, Fla. Barbara is also survived by her three brothers, Robert Stewart and wife Joyce of Fairfax, Douglas Stewart and wife Peggy of Fairfax, Richard Stewart and wife Susan of Arlington; and her brother-inlaw and sister-inlaw, Jim and Joyce Irish of Florida. Affectionately known as "Gram Barb" or "Barbie", she is also survived by her grandchildren, Lauri and husband Dale, Cory, Nathan, Emily and husband Vince, Jonathan, Joshua, Samantha, Wade, Matthew, Adam and Brenon; and great-grandson Nikolas; an aunt, several cousins; and many nieces and nephews. Most importantly, Barbara is survived by her companion and faithful cat, "Whiskers" and many special friends at the former winter home that she and Howard shared in Spring Hill, Fla. Visiting hours will be held Friday, Jan. 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in A.W. Rich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, in The United Church of Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Barbara's memory to the Fairfax Rescue Squad Inc. P.O. Box 228, Fairfax, Vt. 05454. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneral-home.com. Arrangements are by A.W. Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

DONALD W. RAYMOND

FLETCHER-- Donald W. Raymond, 66, of School Road died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 15, 2004, at his home with his loving wife and children at his side. Donald was born Dec. 23, 1937, in Fairfax, the son of Lyle and Beatrice Cross Raymond. He attended Fairfax Schools and served as a member of the Vermont Air National Guard from 1956 to 1962. On Jan. 1, 1956, he married Bernice Warren in Fairfax. He later was employed by the University of Vermont for 25 years, working with the Grounds Department. He belonged to the Fletcher Grange and was an Auxiliary Trooper with the snowmobile division of the Vermont State Police. Don's love was his wife, children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling with his wife in their motor home and camping at Skyland for the past 14 years, where he made many lifelong friends. He will be dearly missed and remembered by those who knew him. He leaves his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Bernice Raymond of Fletcher; and their three children, Roy Raymond and his wife Sandra, Ann Broe and her husband Gary, and Kathy Murray and her husband Michael, all of Fletcher; his grandchildren, Wanda Lafar, Craig and Candice Broe, Samantha Broe and Derek Cadieux, Landon Dupee, Hunter Murray, Melanie and Kevin Lapierre, Torrey Sise and Derek Tetrault; his great-grandchildren, Lyle Broe, MaKayla Dupee, Alicia and Brayden Lafar, Gage Sise, Caitlyn Lapierre and Avery Tetrault; his sisterin-law, Mary Poirier of St. Albans; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers; and his son, Timothy, in 1962. Donald's family wishes to thank Dr. Paul Unger and his staff, especially Christine and Heidi at the Vermont Cancer Center and Darlene from Franklin County Home Health Hospice for all that was done for Donald and his family during his illness. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. in the United Methodist Church of Fairfax, with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the Sanderson Corner Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.

HARRIET (MINOR) WELLS

Harriett Minor Wells, 86 of 15 Pleasant Valley Road died Thursday afternoon December 2, 2004 in the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington following a short illness. Harriett was born July 9, 1918 in Fairfax the daughter of Arthur Chester and Evon Hoben Minor. She attended Fairfax schools and on September 15, 1941 she was married to Aldolph Raymond Wells in St. Luke Catholic Church in Fairfax. He predeceased her on February 9, 1981. They moved to Underhill in 1951 where they raised their family of 8 children. A member of St. Thomas Church in Underhill for many years Harriett also belonged to the Ladies of St. Thomas. She was a member of the XYZ Senior Citizens Group in Underhill and also belonged to the local Home Dem Group in Jericho. She is survived by her loving family which includes her children, Richard and Rita Wells of Underhill, Patrick and Melody Wells of Jericho, Virginia St. Hilaire of Underhill Flats Marilyn Bame and her husband Tim of Milton, Eugene Wells of Johnson, Cedric and Laura Wells of Underhill, Priscilla Burnor and her husband Craig of Underhill and Aldolph W. Wells of Underhill as well as 25 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Five brothers and their wives, Wallace and Margaret Minor of Fletcher, Shirley and Madeline Minor of Westford, Gerald and Marilyn Minor of Fairfax, Lee and Louise Minor of Fairfax and David and Janet Minor of St. Albans. She also leaves a sisters in law, Theresa Minor of St. Albans Doris Poirier of Chicopee, MA as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Aldolph she was predeceased by her grandson Calvin in July of 1992. Her sister Ilene Drinkwine on December 22, 1980 and her brother Carlton Minor on September 19, 1999 Sister in Law, Alice Wells and brother in law Harold Wells and her daughter in law Linda Wells Taylor in 2003. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday December 6, 2004 at 2:30 pm in St. Thomas Church in Underhill. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. For those who wish Memorial Contributions may be made to either the Burlington Emergency Food Shelf. 89 North St. Burlington, VT 05401 or the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), 179 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401. Visiting Hours will be held Sunday December 5, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton.

 

ARTHUR N. GAUDETTE

FAIRFAX -- Arthur N. Gaudette, age 80, of Fairfax, passed away at Haven Health Care in St. Albans late Monday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2004. He was born in Fairfax on July 20, 1924, son of the late Joseph and Marie (Proulx) Gaudette. Arthur was married to the former Arlene Bruley in Fairfax on June 24, 1950, and was a loving and dedicated husband for over 53 years. His entire working life was dedicated to dairy farming in the local area. He will be greatly missed by all of those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife Arlene (Bruley) Gaudette of Fairfax. He was predeceased by 10 brothers, Joseph, Noel, Eulice, Norris, Adoree, Francis, Peter, Louis, Albert, Ernest; three sisters, Noella Wagner, Mary Rose Gaudette and Eva Bessette. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke Church, Fairfax with the Reverend Francis Connors officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Luke Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Arthur's memory to Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478 or Fairfax Rescue, P.O. Box 228, Fairfax, Vt. 05454. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting http://www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

RODNEY JAMES ROONEY

Rodney J. Rooney, 67, of Huntington, died on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, surrounded by his family at the Vermont Respite House in Williston.He was born in Jeffersonville, Vt. on Nov. 15, 1937, the son to Wilfred Joseph and Mary Mae (Mashia) Rooney. Rod was a graduate of Cambridge High School Class of 1956. He was a former manager of Woodbury Lumber Co., and an agent and manager at New York Life for many years. He was a past President of the Morgan Horse Association and later followed his passion for horses as an owner and trainer of Standardbred Race Horses. He is survived by his children Todd Rooney of Meadow Lands, Pa. and Tracy Knight (Gregory) of Huntington, and their mother Judy Rooney (Bob Rancourt) of North Hero; his wife Laurie Rooney of Florida; his five grandchildren, Joshua Rooney, Jason, Griffin, Colby, and Cooper Knight; two brothers, Wally Rooney (Darla) of South Burlington, and Larry Rooney (Betty) of Jeffersonville; two sisters, Audria Bryce (Maurice) of East Fairfield, and Maureen Rogers (Julian) of Newport. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew Michael Rooney. He was predeceased by his parents, and an infant brother, Darwin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at 12 p.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, South Burlington. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rodney's memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington. To send online condolences, please visit: www.readyfuneral.com.

WALDO A. CUTTING

FAIRFAX — Waldo Allen Cutting, 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, surrounded by his family. He was born in Belvidere, Sept. 18, 1922, son of the late Waldo and Florence (Monette) Cutting. Waldo married the former Norma Woodworth on April 2, 1942, in Underhill. He was a talented and committed carpenter for Pizzagalli until his retirement. In his retirement years, Waldo kept busy cultivating his bountiful garden and helping his son raise turkeys and pigs. Waldo always looked forward to the times he would be able to work in “The Barn“. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by a son, Ron Cutting and wife Sandra of Fairfax, three daughters, Lil Desso and husband Gerry of Essex, Vera Buttles and husband John of Milton, Laura Ovitt and husband Mark of Richford; seven grandchildren, Jim Cutting, Lynn Orton, Kim Dembele, Karen MacDonald, Norma Buttles, Wayne Buttles, Stefanie Ploof; eight great- grandchildren; an aunt, Ruth Ladue of Enosburg; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Norma, on Nov. 27, 1989; three brothers, Mervin, Richard, and Robert; and two sisters, Ursula McAllister and Florence McAllister. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. in HayesRich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Underhill Flats Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Waldo's memory to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

KENNETH H. "STICK" STEVENS

LT. COL. K.H. "STICK" STEVENS (USAF RET.) GREAT FALLS, Mont./ WATERBURY - Lt. Col. K.H. "Stick" Stevens died at his home Nov. 6, 2004. Ken was born July 24, 1916, to Howard and Clara Demeritt Stevens in Fairfax. Kenneth was a career military man, proudly and honorably serving his country in times of war, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and peace. He entered the service in 1938 with the Vermont National Guard, joined the Army Air Corps as a glider flight officer in 1943, and retired in 1970 as maintenance officer with the 341st Strategic Missile Wing at Malmstrom AFB. An avid outdoors man, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and for many years was a scuba instructor and dive master with the Great Falls scuba Club, operating a dive shop from his home. Ken was a Mason and member of the Great Falls York Rite Bodies and Algier Temple of Helena. Ken was preceded in death by his beloved wife, "Miss Betty". Survivors are son, Michael (Judi) Stevens of Colorado Springs, Colo., daughter, Sherrie (Hartlyn) Horie of Glendale, Calif.; three granddaughters; sister Marjorie Timbers, and brother Charles Stevens, both of Essex Junction.

ROBERT JOSEPH BOUTIN

Robert Joseph Boutin, age 55, passed away unexpectedly in Albany, NY on Tuesday, October 26, 2004. He was born in Pittsfield, MA on October 23, 1949, son of Isabel (Larche) Boutin and the late Donald Boutin. Robert graduated from BFA Fairfax, class of 1967. He married the former Donna Ryan on July 29th in E. Montpelier and have been together for 29 years. Bob proudly served his country in the US Army and was honorably discharged with the rank of SP5. Bob was a member of the Local 693 United Assoc. of Pipe Fitters. He was a member of the United Motorcyclist of Vermont, the National Hog Club, the National Harley-Davidson Assoc., and he was a lifetime member of the N.R.A. He was also the proprietor of Boutin Sales and Service. Bob loved life and loved riding his Harley traveling across the countryside. He always had a story to tell and a smile to share. Bob was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by, His mother, Isabel Boutin of Fairfax, His wife, Donna Boutin of Fairfax, Two sons, Robert D. Boutin and Heather Streeter of Fairfax, Scott Mobus and wife Chandra of Missouri, and one grandchild Mckenna. A daughter, Angela Rodgers and husband John of Michigan, Four brothers, Kenneth Boutin and wife Melanie of Georgia, VT, John Boutin and wife Merivic of VA, Neal Boutin and wife Cathy of FL, Alan Boutin of Fairfax, Six sisters, Lorraine Garland of TX, Joan Ross of Fairfax, Pauline Boutin of Fairfax, Pamela Vecchitto and husband William of Huntington, Patricia Merritt and husband Wade of Alburg, Mary Combs and husband Orval of Fairfield, Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends, His good friend, Leon Dunbar, And his loving in-law family, Visiting hours will be held on Monday, November 1, 2004 from 6-9 pm at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at 11 AM in the United Methodist Church, Fairfax with Reverend Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Leona Burleson, PO Box 307, Fairfax, VT 05454. Friends who wish, may forward online condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements made by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St. Fairfax.

GLADYS M. (ADAMS) TRAYAH

GEORGIA -- Gladys M. Trayah, 78, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2004, at her home in Georgia surrounded by her loving family.Gladys was born on Jan. 14, 1926, in Waterville, Vt., the daughter of W.J. (William) and his wife Louise (Garrett) Adams.On Nov. 6, 1946, she married Reginald Trayah Sr. in Georgia Center. Reginald predeceased her in1985.Gladys was an avid bowler at the St. Albans Bowling Alley. She loved to garden and was a dedicated Boston Red Sox fan. She also took great joy in feeding and watching her birds, and playing Vermont scratch off tickets. She worked at the Union Carbide Corporation in St. Albans for 30 years, retiring at the end of 1985. She is survived by her son, Reginald Trayah Jr. and wife Jackie of Georgia; and daughter Martha Beaudry and her husband Normand of Milton. She is survived by three grandchildren, Reginald III and his wife Julie, Adam and wife Marjorie and Samantha Trayah; by six great-grandchildren, Eric, Alex, Alexis and Elizabeth Trayah, Garret and Nathan Forgan, affectionately known to them as Gigi. Also by two special nieces who cared for her, Mary Trayah of Georgia and Holly Ladd of Swanton. Also surviving is her brother Delbert Burnor and wife Ruby of Georgia; her sisters Eleanor Webster of Georgia, Marion Young husband Ed of Georgia, Elaine Preston and husband Duane of Fairfax and brother-in-law Lawrence Trayah of Georgia. She is also survived by several in laws, nieces and nephews and special mention to her cat, Elenore. In addition to her husband Reginald Sr., she was predeceased by her brothers Kenneth, George, and Robert Adams, Peter Burnor, and sisters Myrtle Young, Florence Getty, and Dorothy Trayah, her brother-in-law Velmore Trayah, her sister-in-law Theresa Dumont. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at 11 a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton with the Reverend Sam Newton officiating. Burial will follow in the Georgia Plains Cemetery. Memorials in Gladys' name may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Care and Hospice, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.

DAVID EDWARD GARRETT

GEORGIA -- David Edward Garrett, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at his home in Georgia. He was born in St. Albans on Aug. 24, 1950, son of Laura (Ward) Arpin and the late John Garrett. David, How sad it is that you have left us and gone away. But we know you are more at peace now then if you were to stay. You were loved by some, you were liked by all. Anyone around you was guaranteed a ball. We will miss your great laugh and the twinkle in your eye. The memories that you have given us, we will never let them die. Your life on earth may be over and now your suffering is through. But we will never forget the fun we've had and all of our great memories of you. He is survived by a son, David Longley of Colchester; a brother, John Garrett and wife Debbie of Swanton; three sisters, Laura Rodgers and husband Terry of St. Albans, Sheri Arpin of St. Albans and Tammy Lemnah and husband Christopher of Fairfax; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased his stepfather, John Arpin. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m. in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home with Reverend Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax where full military honors will be afforded the U.S. Navy veteran. Memorial contributions may be made in David's memory to Alcoholics Anonymous, District I, P.O. Box 1216, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or the charity of one's choice. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

FLORIENNE M. "FLOSSIE" (PION) LAVENDER

ST. ALBANS -- Mrs. Florence M. "Flossie" Lavender, age 75, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 22, 2004, in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in St. Albans Nov. 6, 1928, daughter of the late Florimond and Rosilda (Blain) Pion. She was a lifelong communicant of Holy Angels Church and a former member of the Ladies of St. Anne. Flossie was employed at the Union Carbide Consumer Products for over 43 years. She had been active with the Women of the Moose, Chapter 321 and was an avid collector of religious nun figurines. She will be fondly remembered with her animals, especially walking her white dog, Chrystal.Her survivors include her son Allen and his wife Shirley Lavender of Swanton, Shirley's twins Chrystal and Christopher and son Travis; her sister Pauline and her husband Greg Caron of Norwalk, Conn.; four brothers, Romeo and his wife Thelma Pion of Fairfield, Maurice Pion of Troy, N.C., Roland and his wife Lieta Pion of St. Albans Town, and Bert and his wife Joan Pion of St. Albans Town; great-grandchildren Cody, Shania and Brianna; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Reo Pion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Lavender family lot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made in masses or to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Online condolences may be expressed to her family by the Brady & Levesque web site: www.bnlfh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.

ST. ALBANS -- A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Mrs. Florienne M. "Flossie" Lavender on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Father Maurice Roy was the Celebrant. Sister Cecile Lebeau read the Holy Scripture Lessons. Altar servers were Normand Blouin and Maynard Gosselin. Mary Jo Gillilan was the organist and soloist. A large delegation of The Ladies of St. Anne formed a guard of honor. Other representatives attending were from former co-workers at Union Carbide Consumer Products, Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center, Franklin County Home Health Agency, Franklin County Senior Citizens and friends from the coffee clubs of the Bread Basket and Red Top Restaurants. After the prayers of Final Commendation, Rosalie Jacques shared memories about Flossie with the Ladies of St. Anne and then lead the delegation in the prayers for the departed members of the Ladies of St. Anne. Tuesday evening, the Women of the Moose, Chapter 321, held their funeral ritual for deceased members with Debbie Beauregard as Senior Regent, Adis Meunier as Junior Regent, Sharon Craig as Junior Graduate Regent and Lucille Brown serving as Chaplain.Bearers were her brother-in-law Greg Caron, grandsons Travis and Christopher Hemingway, nephews Glen Pion, Edward "Bud" Hemond and David Godin. Omitted from her obituary were her predeceased sisters, Theodora LaBounty, Simone Ploof and Rita Pion. Following Prayers of Committal by Father Roy interment was in the Lavender family lot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Tuesday afternoon, Father Roy held a Christian Wake Service with her family and friends in the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.

SIMONE P. (POULIN) VARRICCHIONE

BURLINGTON - Simone (Poulin) Varricchione, 97, died Oct. 19, 2004, in Starr Farm Nursing Center. The daughter of Calixte and Auglore (Coache) Poulin, she was born in Stottsville, Quebec, on Aug. 4, 1907. At a young age, she moved with her family to Winooski and later worked briefly at the Champlain Woolen Mill. She was married in 1934 to Frank (Chi Chi) Varricchione, former postmaster of Burlington. He predeceased her in 1977. Our mother will be remembered as a faithful wife, a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a true friend. Her free and independent spirit, and her boundless energy, remained with her throughout her life. Simone is survived by her three daughters and five sons and their spouses: Mary Louise and George Lyon of Buckingham, Pa., and Addison; Louis and Sally of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; Pauline and Jack Van Sleet of South Hero and of Bonita Springs, Fla.; Philip and Catharine of Burlington; James and Donna of Fairfax; Theresa and Thomas Benway of Barre Town; John and Joanne of South Burlington; and Thomas and Judi of Lakeville, Mass. "Nona" also leaves her 17 beloved grandchildren: George, Alissa, Derek, David, Kim, Jody, Marc, Ann, Karen, Lia, Brian, Deborah, Christopher, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Damon, and Justin; and her 15 great-grandchildren: Barry, Travis, Caitlin, Jason, Taylor, Mackenzie, Madison, Kristen, Brenna, Davis, Maxton, Aidan, Isabella, Lucas, and Abigail. Nona was predeceased by her first grandchild, Michael Van Sleet, in December 2000, and of her 15 siblings, she is survived by her sister, Blanche Demarais of Plattsburgh, N.Y. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Viola Bove and Elizabeth King of Burlington and Louise and George Counos of Springfield, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. Our mother was an active member of the Cathedral High School Mothers' Club, the Elks Club Auxiliary, and the Catholic Daughters of America and its bowling league. She was a wonderful cook and loved to gather her family and friends around her table for a delicious pasta dinner and lively conversation, followed by rousing games of cribbage, Pokeno, or bridge. Our family wishes to thank the loving staff at the Starr Farm Nursing Center and her lifelong friends who continued to visit her while she was there. In celebration of her life, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 13, at 9:30 a.m. in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Burlington. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday evening, Nov. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in our mother's memory are asked to consider the [Michael] Van Sleet Children's Educational Fund, Merchants Bank (Attn: Gladys), P.O. Box 455, Hinesburg, Vt. 05461, or the Alzheimer's Association, 338 River St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. To send online condolences please visit www.readyfuneral.com.

ELIZABETH HOTCHKISS

MONTPELIER - Elizabeth Hotchkiss, 88, formerly of Franklin Street, Montpelier, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, in the Southwestern Medical Center in Bennington. She was born in Fairfax on Aug. 11, 1916, the daughter of James and Hazel (Reynolds) Hotchkiss. She graduated from Fairfax High School and Burlington Business College. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War ll. Elizabeth was retired from the state of Vermont where she had been the personnel manager for the Department of Employment and Training. She was the organist and choir director at the First Baptist Church in Montpelier, where she was a member. She was the past president of the American Baptist Churches of Vermont and the Vermont State Employees Association. She is survived by one brother, Richard Hotchkiss of Eustis, Fla., several nieces and nephews, and a longtime friend, Genevieve King of Fairfax. A graveside service will be held Monday, Oct. 4, at 11a.m. in the Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Barber & Lanier Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Montpelier. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Music Fund, 3 St. Paul St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. A musical memorial service will be held in the First Baptist Church a later date to be announced.

ERNEST A. LATUCH

DAVENPORT, Fla./WESTFORD - Ernest A. Latuch, 77, of Davenport and formerly of Westford and Fairfax, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, of complications from diabetes. Ernest was born June 3, 1927, in Stowe, the son of the late Roy Allen and Irene Asquith Latuch. On July 8, 1950, he married Phyllis R. Bruneau of Winooski. He served his country with the U.S. Navy during World War II. A resident of the Westford and Fairfax area, Ernie was a supervisor for the Kenneth R. Adams Construction Company of Milton. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Fairfax, past master of the Westford Grange and was a volunteer Fairfax firefighter for three years. Ernie enjoyed all sorts of motor sports. He was a founding member of the Browns River Snowmobile Club of Westford, which was started in the early '70s, and served as trail master for several years. He was also an avid motorcyclist. While living in the area he was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Fairfax. In 1989 he moved to Davenport and became director of the Emerald Lake Mobile Home Association of Davenport. He was also a member of the Crop Dusters Model Plane Club and the American Legion in Haines City. Ernest and his wife Phyllis enjoyed camping all along the East Coast. They loved all forms of dancing and were members of " The Maple Leaf Squares." Ernest is survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis R. Bruneau Latuch of Davenport; his three sons, David P. Latuch of Milwaukee, Wis., Brian L. Latuch and his fiancee, Cindy L. Littlefield of Milton, and John R. Latuch of Davenport; three daughters, Ann Marie Latuch and her life companion, Eileen Covato of Davenport; Valerie L. Crevier and her husband Shawn and their children, Jean-Luc and Monique A. Crevier of South Branch, Mich., and Joni J. LatuchLyman and her husband Steve R.Lyman and their son, Derek L. Lyman of Sharon and their two daughters, Cristal L. Burbank and her husband Adam Burbank of North Charleston, N.H., and Tonya L. Lyman and her fiance, Robert Kinney of North Charleston. Ernest also leaves seven great-grandchildren and two brothers, Lewis F. Latuch and his wife, Bernice of Haines City, Fla., and Royal Latuch and his life companion, Thomas Greenlaw of Warner, N.H.; as well as his stepsister, Gertrude Leclair of Lady Lake, Fla. He was predeceased by two sons, Allen B. Latuch in 1951, and Roy Allen Latuch in 1958. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Office, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446 A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton, with interment being held in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

IRENE M. (TERRILL) WARNER

ATLANTA, Ga. — Irene M. (Terrill) Warner passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, surrounded by her family. Irene was born Sept. 6, 1930, daughter of Urban and Mae (Haley) Terrill in Manchester, N.H. She was married on July 4, 1953, to Walter J. Warner Sr. who predeceased her on Sept. 17, 1991. She graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Manchester and attended Keene State Teaching College in New Hampshire shortly thereafter. It was here that she began a life both surrounded by and dedicated to children. She dedicated her entire life to teaching and the care of children through various programs such as the Room for One More Adoption Program, Health and Human Services in the State of Florida, and Solve House for Unwed Mothers. Her love of her family was absolute and unwavering. She is survived by her sons, Steven, Walter Jr., David, Timothy, Brian; and daughters, Noreen, Karen, Kimberley, and Nanakoo. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. We love you Mom, Dad's and your love will be with all of us forever. Visiting hours will be Friday, Sept. 10, in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton, Vt., from 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services on Saturday, Sep 11, in St. Anne Catholic Church in Milton at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Girls and Boys Town of Nebraska, P.O. Box 7000, Boys Town, Neb. 68010, or by calling 1-800-2173700.

ETHALENE P. (CHANDLER) PARANT

NORTH HERO / ESSEX JUNCTION -- Ethalene Phyllis (Chandler) Parant, age 93, died early Sunday morning, Aug. 15, 2004, surrounded by her loving family at the home of her daughter in North Hero, from complications of pancreatic cancer. She was born Oct. 27, 1910, in Waterville, Vt., daughter of the late Arthur A. and Catherine (Brown) Chandler. She was a graduate of BFA Fairfax Class of 1929. She married Charles A. Parant on July 16, 1931. Together they helped start the well known "Windridge Inn" in Jeffersonville, Vt. Charlie predeceased her on Nov. 9, 1996. Ethalene was an encouraging and devoted Red Sox Fan having a fond respect for all of the team members throughout the years. She enjoyed hooking rugs for her family members and working on challenging crossword puzzles in her spare time. But most of all she lived for her family, adoring her entire family as much as they adored her. She always looked forward to the treasured and precious times spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Ethalene's passing will be a great loss to all of those who were fortunate enough to have known and loved her. She is survived by one son, Charles A. Parant Jr. and his wife Loretta of Lyndhurst, Va.; two daughters, Judith Parant Rooney and Robert Rancourt of North Hero, and Susan Parant Correia and her husband George of Essex Jct.; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Parant; two sons-in-law, Rod Rooney, and John Godin; one brother, Morton Chandler and his wife Jennie; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Chandler, Petty Reynolds and Eleanor Chandler Dalton; 37 grandchildren including, Charles III, Katherine, Jody, Pamela, and Kim Parant, Todd and Tracy Rooney, Robin, Michael, Steven, and Brian Godin, Vickie, Kathie, Tammie, Julie, George Jr., Cristian, Ashley, Thomas, Kevin, Heather, Adam, Sarah, Daniel, Jonathan, Catherine, Carolyn, Jennifer, Rebecca, Aaron, and Matthew Correia; 31 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by 12 brothers and sisters. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at 1 p.m. in the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home with the Reverends James Perry and Elizabeth Griffin co-officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Ethalene's memory to Christ's Church, Attn: Treas. Mary Kinney, P.O. Box 649, Saxton's River, Vt. 05154, or Hospice of Champlain Valley, 25 Prim Rd. Colchester, Vt. 05446. Friends who wish may forward on line condolences by visiting: www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax, Vt. 05454.

MARJORIE (HALE) BARKER

ST. ALBANS - Marjorie Hale Barker, longtime resident of St. Albans, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 6, 2004, surrounded by her family. She was born Nov.15, 1925, in Newbury, the daughter of Elsye (Sargent) and Harold Hale. Marge added wit and sparkle to the lives of those around her. She had a natural-born curiosity and shared her humor, knowledge, and advice freely. The musical lives of her children, grandchildren, and the church were inspired by her generosity and support. Marge's hands and mind were always busy; with her artistic gifts she made dozens of dolls, quilts, and even dresses for her daughters. In addition, she touched many with her generous correspondence, always sending congratulations, thanks, or comfort. A woman of great intelligence and dignity, she will be sorely missed. She is survived by her husband, John Jr.; and their four children, Mary Roby and her husband, Tom, John Barker III and his wife, Kathy, Stephen Barker and his wife, Lynda, and Susan Gonyaw and her husband, Michael; as well as six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a cat named Phredd. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held in St. Paul's United Methodist Church in St. Albans on Tuesday, August 10, at 11 a.m. The service will be followed by light refreshments in the fellowship hall. Memorial gifts may be made to the Music Fund of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 11 Church St.; or to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. The Heald Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 87 South Main St., is assisting the family. Messages of condolence and memories are welcome at www.healdfuneral-home.com.

CORRINE M. (GILLILAN) CAMLEY

BURLINGTON - Corrine M. Camley, 79, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in Fletcher, May 13, 1925, the daughter of the late Archie and Mildred (Crosier) Gillilan. Corrine worked for many years at Maternity, Inc. until their closing. She was then employed by New York Cleaners and Gadue's Cleaners. Corrine was a lifetime member of RVA Post 514, and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Woodaman and husband Brad of Burlington; her son, Edwin Camley and wife Phyllis of Burlington; her daughter, Marie Wescott and husband Mitchell of Bradenton, Fla.; her brother, Harry Gillilan; several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and many extended family members as well as her many friends at Fern Hill. Visiting hours are Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a funeral service at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington. Burial will take place in Binghamville Cemetery in Fletcher on Friday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m.

MARGARETE A. (KING) RALEIGH

SWANTON -- Margarete A. Raleigh, 85, a longtime resident of Swanton, passed away Friday, July 30, 2004, at the Haven Health Center in St. Albans. Margarete was born in Fairfax on May 10, 1919, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Laughlin) King. Margarete graduated from Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax, class of 1937 and on Sept. 2, 1956, married Homer Raleigh, who predeceased her on May 10, 2004. Margarete retired after many years with the United States Postal Service. She was a member of the Church of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Swanton. Margarete leaves two sisters, Patricia Hardy and her husband, Hollis of Massachusetts and Bernice Gallagher of St. Albans; one brother Armand Martin of New York; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, Margarete was predeceased by her sisters, Elizabeth (King) Johnson in 1950, Mary Helen (King) Ratte in 1992 (Steve Ratte's mother, Charlotte H. (King) Keefe in 2003 (Bernard Keefe's mother, Irma Frances (King) Mitchell in 1997 and Helen Winifred (King) Luther in 1989. She was also predeceased by brothers, Howard Marcus King, Eustace Anthony King, William Owen King in 1990 and Paul Edward King in 1988. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral Service will be private and at the convenience of the family. Gifts in Margarete's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Chapter, P. O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Arrangements are under the direction of Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, Vt. 05488. On line condolences may be directed to Raleigh family via email address: kiddermh@adelphia.net

LEONIDAS "LEE" DONALD MAGNAN

MONTPELIER - Leonidas "Lee" Donald Magnan, 85, of 75 Freedom Drive, Montpelier, died peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones on Wednesday, July 7, 2004. Born in St. Alexis, Quebec on March 16, 1919. He was the son of Leonidas and Anna (Perreault) Magnan. Lee served in the Army (143rd Division, Headquarters) during World War II and was decorated with several medals including the Bronze Star for services performed in the Pacific Theater. Lee had a long career with the railroad including CN, CV, St. J & LC, and retired from Amtrak in 1982. Lee was a dedicated citizen, having been a member of several organizations performing volunteer services in both St. Albans and Montpelier. Lee enjoyed being with family and friends on any occasion. He is survived by his wife, Loretta, of 57 years; daughter-in-law Julie (Branon) Magnan of Shelburne; Mary Ann and husband Wayne LaRock of Hyde Park; Beth and husband Michael Hulbert of Barre; Paul and his wife Mary Jane (Wobby) of Barre; Chris and his wife Steph (Beloin) of Barre;15 grandchildren, Lori, Keith, Jeremy, Serena, Jennifer, Joanne, Joey, Travis, Andee, Jarah, Meagan, Josh, Samantha, Curtis, and Cailey; five greatgrandchildren, Cole, Juliana, Jacob, Marlie, Hannah and three on the way. Lee was also survived by brother Henry and wife Loretta, sisters Laurentia, Gertrude, and Monica. Lee is predeceased by his son David (1948-2002); brothers Euclid, Napolean, and Joseph. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine Church in Montpelier on Saturday, July 10, at 11a.m. A reception following the service will be in lieu of calling hours. A private service with the family will be held at the Vermont Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center where Lee will rest in peace. Lee was a great man, husband, father, grampy, great- grampy, father-in-law, friend and co-worker. He will be greatly missed; his memory and values will forever be in our memories. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice Inc., 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641.

HELEN ALICE (HAAS) O'RIORDAN

DERBY, Conn. - Helen Alice (Haas) O'Riordan, born Feb. 15, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., died July 5, 2004. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Jeremiah. She is survived by her three children, Joan O'Riordan, Jeremiah O'Riordan Jr., and Stephen O'Riordan; and seven grandchildren. She was active in her church, a prolific watercolor painter, enjoyed reading and gardening and spent her career as a homemaker, secretary and librarian. Her funeral will leave the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth St., Derby, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Woodbridge, Conn. Her burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. Friends may call on Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

GAIL M. (COLLINS) LAROSE

ST. ALBANS - Gail Martha (Collins) Larose, 49, passed away unexpectedly at her home early Sunday morning, June 27, 2004. She was born in St. Albans on May 17, 1955, daughter of Owen "Buzz" and Alice (Barkyoumb) Collins. Gail graduated from BFA-Fairfax, Class of 1973. She married Gary Larose on December 1, 1973, in St. Luke Church, Fairfax. She would take on any project and always give it her all. Gail enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting for her children and grandchildren. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Gail will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by, her husband, Gary Larose of St. Albans; two sons, Christopher Larose and wife Darlene of St. Albans, Marc Larose and Brandi Lumbra of St. Albans; a daughter, Michelle Larose and Michael Walters of Farwell, Mich.; her parents, Owen "Buzz" and Alice Collins of Fairfax; three brothers, Gary Collins and Phyllis Ruhl of Westford, Dennis Collins and wife Caroline of Westford, Douglas Collins and wife Penny of Fairfax; two sisters, Barbara Soutiere and husband Danny of Fairfax, Mary Rushford of Fairfax; her paternal grandmother, Imogene Collins; three grandchildren, Jacob Larose, Christian Larose, Kianna Larose; two stepgrandchildren, Ashley Walters, Amber Walters; her father and mother-in-law, Norbert and Ruth Larose of Sheldon; two sisters-in-law, Cindy Dudley and husband Arnold of Enosburg, Betsy Larose of West Enosburg; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, June 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 1, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke Church, Fairfax with the Rev. Lawrence Ridgely officiating. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family in the family lot in St. Luke Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Gail's memory to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 311 Hanover St., Manchester, N.H. 03104. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome. com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

ROSE A. (STANNARD) MASKELL

ALBURG / GEORGIA Vt. -- Rose A. (Stannard) Maskell died June 21, 2004, after a short illness. Born in Burlington, Vt., on March 12, 1933, to the late John and Rose Stannard. Rose married Roy R. Maskell on June 30, 1950. She is survived by her loving husband Roy; daughter Mary Blow and husband George of Newport News, Va., daughter Donna Dunkley and husband James of Cascade, Colo., son Roy and wife Josephine of Fairfax, Vt.; grandchildren Allan Blow and wife Janet and stepson Alex Blose, Jay Dunkley, Alyssa Dunkley, and Alex Maskell; brothers, John Stannard of Florida, Peter Stannard of Nashua, N.H., Robert Stannard of Essex Jct., Vt. and Anthony (Tony) Stannard of Burlington, Vt.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was a longtime resident of Alburg and Georgia. Most recently Rose worked as a cook at the Northern Café in Alburg. Rose loved doing crafts and showed her work at various craft fairs over the years. Most importantly Rose was a devoted housewife and mother. Visitation will be private followed by a graveside service and interment on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the Maskell family lot in St. Mary's Cemetery, 65 Canada Street, Swanton. Gifts in Rose's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Vermont Division Inc., 11 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602-3021. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. On line condolences may be directed to Rose's family via e-mail: kiddermh@adelphia.net.

STANLEY C. PHILLIPS

WESTFORD / TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. -- Stanley Cole Phillips, 71, passed away June 20, 2004, at his home in Timmonsville, S.C. He was born in Quincy, Mass. on March 13, 1933, son of the late Francis and Marion (Cole) Phillips. He moved with his family to Fairfax, Vt. in 1948. He was a resident of Fletcher until 2003 when he moved to Timmonsville, S.C. He attended St. Johnsbury Trade School, St. Johnsbury, and Wentworth Institute in Massachusetts. He was a master carpenter by trade. He leaves two sons, Bradford of Milton, Christopher of Florence, S.C.; a brother, William and his wife Frena of Westford; three nephews, Charles and his wife France, Allen Phillips, and Scot and his wife Kimberlee; and several grand nieces and nephews. There will be no visiting hours. A graveside memorial service with inurnment will be held on Friday, June 25, 2004, at 11 a.m. in Pleasant View Cemetery in Westford with Reverend Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Stanley's memory to Feed The Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma, OK 73101, or Samaritans Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607, or the charity of one's choice. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting: www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt.

JANE M. (FREE) PARAH

PORT HENRY, N.Y. - Jane M. Parah, 66, of Port Henry and formerly of Burlington, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following a courageous seven year battle with Hemolytic Anemia. She was born in Burlington on June 17, 1937, the daughter of the late Edmund and Dorothy (Miller) Free. Jane graduated from Cathedral High School in 1955 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1959 from Johnson State College, Johnson. On August 27, 1957, she married Charles E. Parah in Christ the King Church in Burlington. Jane had been a first grade teacher with Moriah, N.Y. Central School system for 16 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Port Henry. Jane was a faithful wife, loving mother, grandmother, daughter and a beloved sister. She had a strong faith in God, a great devotion to the Blessed Mother and St. Theresa and a heart for prayer, praying the rosary daily. Her dedication and love of teaching touched the hearts of many children. Her love of music was passed on to her children, each playing a musical instrument. She possessed a giving heart and blue eyes that sparkled with joy and laughter. She is survived by her husband, Charles E. of Port Henry, four children, Dr. Martha J. Parah of Chapel Hill, N.C., Rebecca A. Perrotte and her husband, Bruce, of Jericho, Michael C. Parah of Clearwater, Fla. and Matthew E. and his wife, Donna, of Longs, S.C.; 11 grandchildren, Beth, Andrew, Dominic, Nicholas, Jacinta, Paschal, Sarah, Josiah, Noah, Michael Jr., and Jordan; two sisters, Beverly Rooney and her husband, Richard, of Burlington and Margaret Bouffard of So. Burlington; brothers and sisters -in-law, Wayne Parah and his wife, Norma, of St. Albans, Lyle Parah and his wife, Donna, of Highgate, Bette Fickeret and her husband, Donald, MD, Maurice Parah and his wife, Judy, of Highgate, Armand Parah and his wife, Linda, of Va., and Nancy Greene and her husband, Richard, of St. Albans; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Free and Patrick Free, and by a brother-in-law, Normand Bouffard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 17, at 11 a.m. in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Locust St., Burlington. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, Fairfax. For those who wish, her family request Masses in her memory be said. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.

ROGER E. CLOKEY

FAIRFAX - The Lord's light is shining brightly on the soul of Roger who joined his Creator on Monday, May 31, 2004, in Fairfax while surrounded by his loving family. Roger was born July 2, 1939, in Montgomery, son of Joseph and Hazel (Sylvester) Clokey. He graduated from Enosburg High School in 1957, and enlisted in the U. S. Air Force. On March 4, 1959, he married his high school sweetheart, Alberta Kittell and they lived in Texas until his discharge in 1961. From there, they moved to Connecticut where Roger worked four years at UniRoyal. He joined IBM in Essex Junction in 1965 and, after 29 years, retired in 1993. Never able to slow down, Roger's ambition carried his retirement career into new employment opportunities, including working for Smuggler's Notch Resort in Jeffersonville and Huber & Suhner in Essex. Over his lifetime, Roger's gift of knowledge and wide expertise was always extended to helping family and friends repair everything from cars to household appliances. His giving personality and upbeat attitude will be missed by everyone who knew him. A 32nd Degree Mason, Roger was a 25 year member of Lamoille Lodge #6 F&AM. He was a member of American Legion Post #35, where he had the honor of holding the office of Chaplain. Roger is survived by his wife of 45 years, Alberta Clokey of Fairfax; his mother, Hazel Clokey of Montgomery; two sons, Steven and his wife Robin of Jericho, and Jeffrey and his fiancee Kelly of Fairfax; seven grandchildren, Rachel, Ethan, Justin, Tyler, Kira, Noah, and Miles. He was predeceased by his father Joseph Clokey in August 1984, and son Glenn in June 1983. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visiting hours will be held in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans, on Thursday June 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the Baptist Church/Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Fairfax at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 4, with interment immediately following in the Sheldon Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Fairfax Fire Department or Fairfax Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 428, Fairfax 05454. A Masonic Service of Remembrance will be conducted in the funeral home on Thursday at 7 p.m. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

ROY VICTOR WILSON

FAIRFAX -- Roy Victor Wilson, 61, a resident of West Street Road in Fairfax, died Sunday afternoon, May 30, 2004, in his home surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Newport, Vt., April 20, 1943, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary (Wilson) Wilson. Roy leaves two sisters, Edna Mae Allen of St. Albans and Elizabeth J. Wilson of Fairfield; one brother, Roderick O. Wilson of Derby Line and his sister-in-law and guardian, Mrs. Lois Wilson of Underhill. Roy is also survived by David Crounse and Sharon O'Neill and their children, Grayson and Oakley all of Fairfax -- his second family with whom he lived for the last 10 years. In addition to his parents Roy was predeceased by his brother, Roland S. Wilson in March of 1994. Roy leaves many friends and has touched many lives. His family would especially like to thank Cindy Boren of St. Albans and the Santee Family of Fairfax and all those who helped make Roy's life a happy life. He will always be remembered for his love of listening to and playing music, enjoying car rides on sunny days and holiday meals with family and loved ones. Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 4, 2005, at 10 a.m. from the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. The Reverend Elizabeth Griffin of the Fairfax United Church and Father Daniel J. Jordan of St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church in Underhill together will officiate. Interment services will follow at 2 p.m. at the Wilson family lot in the Walter Harvey Cemetery in West Barnet. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9 a.m. until the hour of the funeral. In lieu of flowers it is requested that gifts in Roy's memory be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. On line condolences may be directed to Roy's family via e-mail address: kiddermh@adelphia.net.

LAWRENCE "JOCK" JAMES GREENIA

Lawrence "Jock" James Greenia, 72, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2004, in Redstone Villa in St. Albans following a lingering illness. He was born in Fletcher on July 21, 1931, son of the late Lawrence and Mildred (Cushing) Greenia. Lawrence served his country well in the Navy and Army for 21 years and was a decorated veteran, receiving the Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam with the 196th Light Infantry and the 198th American Division. He was also recognized as an outstanding Drill Instructor at West Point. Lawrence was employed at the Northwest Correctional Facility, credit office at the former Bishop de DeGoesbriand Hospital and most recently the Vermont State Liquor Agency until he retired due to his stroke. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his daughter, Monika Greenia of Los Angeles, Calif.; his sisters, Lorraine Cooley of Fairfax, Judy Sorrell and her husband, Ed, Jeanne Barr and her husband, Brian, his brother, James Greenia and his wife, Rita, and their families; his stepmother, Marion Greenia; his niece, Deborah Cooley Ciment and husband, Peter, of San Antonio, Texas, and their children, Samuel and his wife Linda, Daniel, Matthew and Jessica; several aunts, uncles, cousins, his longtime and special friend, James Longley and his wife, Peggy, and a special friend of the family, Beverly Frederick. He was also predeceased by his wife, Lucia Greenia, his stepfather, Donald Badger, his brother, Donald Badger Jr. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 21, from 6-8 p.m. in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m. in Hayes Rich Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Binghamville Cemetery in Fletcher. Memorial contributions may be made in Lawrence's name to the Fairfax Rescue Squad Inc., P.O. Box 228, Fairfax, Fairfax Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 14, Fairfax, VT 05454 or United Church of Fairfax, c/o Sally Sweet, 44 Sweet-Slattery Road, East Fairfield, Vt. 05448. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.hayes richfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

 

HOMER A. RALEIGH

SWANTON -- Homer A. Raleigh, age 85, husband of Margaret (King) Raleigh, passed away Monday afternoon, May 10, 2004, at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Mr. Raleigh was born Feb. 28, 1919, in St. Albans, the son of the late Maurice and Lillian Raleigh. In keeping with Mr. Raleigh's wish funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in the Riverside Cemetery in Swanton. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to Our Lady of the Meadows Resident Fund, 1 Pinnacle Meadow, Richford, Vt. 05476. Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through: www.spearsfuneralhome.com.

PAUL EMILE QUINTIN

NORTH HERO - Paul Emile Quintin, 81, a longtime resident of North Hero, died Monday afternoon, May 10, 2004, in the Haven Health Care Center in Saint Albans Town. Born in Bedford, Quebec Canada, July 4, 1922, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Olivine (Hebert) Quintin. He attended schools in Canada and in 1945 was married to the former Madeleine Rainville who predeceased him in 1983. For all of his working life Paul has been involved in farming and since 1956 owned and operated Elm Point Farm and Cottages in North Hero. An active member of the North Hero community he served the town as Road Commissioner and School Director, was a member of the North Hero Volunteer Fire Department and for many years was the chairperson of the North Hero Cemetery Commission. He was a longtime member of Saint Benedict's Roman Catholic Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 2684 in Alburg. Paul leaves three sons and their wives, Guy and Judy Quintin, John and Estelle Quintin and Yves and Billie Jean Quintin all of North Hero; his grandchildren, Kathy Coburn and her husband Travis, Chris Quintin and his wife Jeannie, Andre Quintin, Donald Quintin and his wife Melinda and Marie Quintin; one sister, Mrs. Rachel LaBounty of Phillipsburg, Quebec and his close friend and companion Mary Morris of Junction City, Oregon. In addition to his wife Madeleine he was predeceased many years ago by a daughter, Jeannine Quintin. The Liturgy of Christian Burial from Saint Benedict's Roman Catholic Church will be private. Interment will follow in Jerusalem Cemetery. There will be no public calling hours. Gifts in Paul's Memory may be made to the North Hero Fire Department P.O. Box 132, North Hero 05474 or to Grand Isle Rescue, Faywood Road, Grand Isle 05458. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton.

ALBERT W. RICH

FAIRFAX - Albert W. Rich, 97, a lifelong Fairfax resident and the oldest Licensed Vermont Funeral Director and Embalmer died early Sunday morning, May 9, 2004, in the Northwestern Medical Center in Saint Albans City. Born in Fairfax, April 18, 1907, he was the son of the late Bert and Rhoda (Learned) Rich. He attended Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax graduating in the Class of 1925. On August 23, 1928, he married the former Harriet Wilkins who predeceased him, March 9, 1992, after 63 years of marriage. Albert began his 73 year career in funeral service in 1928. Following his graduation from the Simmonds College of Embalming and Funeral Directing in Syracuse, New York, he began a long association with the Hicks Funeral Home of Fairfax and Saint Albans. In 1947 he purchased the Fairfax business, which became known as the A. W. Rich Funeral Home that he and his wife Harriet operated until their retirement in 1971. In 1975 he became associated with Kidder Memorial Home in Swanton, an important association that was still very much a part of his everyday life. He was a longtime member and Chairman of the Vermont Board of Funeral Service, member and Past President of the Vermont Funeral Director's Association and a member of the National Funeral Director's Association. He was extremely active in the Fairfax community serving local government in many capacities including, several years on the Town Select board, the Board of Civil Authority, Zoning Board,Town Service Officer, was a Justice of the Peace and was currently still serving as a Trustee of Bellows Free Academy. He was also active in the process of the Town Sewer installation, has been President of the Fairfax Cemetery Association and a 73 year member of Lamoille Lodge No. 6 F. & A.M., a member of the United Church of Fairfax and the Fairfax Historical Society. Albert was one of the original members and organizers of the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department and served as chief for 14 years. Albert leaves his brother, Robert Rich of Fairfax; and many nieces and nephews including, Robert and Linda Howard of Fairfax, Linda and Dick McNall of Fairfax, Susan Flanders and her friend Ed Lambert of Saint Albans, Reginald and Pat Broe of Fairfax, Jeffrey and Laurie Broe of Georgia, Gregory Broe of South Burlington, Eleanor and John Cross of Fletcher, Gary and Ann Broe of Fletcher, Bert and Laurie Broe of Jeffersonville, Michael and Vickie Broe of Westford, Frank Rich of Juneau, Alaska, Bert and Kathy Rich of Nashua, New Hampshire, Beverley Rich Carter of Florida, Laura and James Woodward, Sally and Wayne Sweet, Nancy and Brian Barrows and Robert and Sheryl Wilkins all of Fairfax; as well as several great and great great nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Harriet, Albert was predeceased by his brothers, Hiram and Carl Rich; his sisters, Nellie Broe and Helen Howard and a niece Betsy Rich. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 12, at 11 a.m. from the United Church of Fairfax with The Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the Rich family lot in the Sanderson Corners Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, Main Street, Fairfax Village on Tuesday, May 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers gifts in Albert's memory may be made to the United Church of Fairfax, in care of Sally Sweet Treasurer 44 Sweet-Slattery Road, East Fairfield, Vermont 05448 or to the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department, 1-101 Goodall Road, Fairfax, Vermont 05454.

EDWARD LEO PARKER

FAIRFAX -- Edward Leo Parker, 76, died on Sunday, May 2, 2004, at his home in Fairfax. He was born in West Rutland on Dec. 15, 1927. He married the former Betty Driscoll on Oct. 12, 1957, in Fairfax. Ed proudly served his country after enlisting in the Navy and was stationed in Guam during the Korean Conflict. Ed's love in life was driving tractor trailer, logging over 2 million miles during his 50 year career of which his loving wife Betty was co-pilot sharing over 1/2 million treasured miles with him. He was a devoted employee with Merrill's Transport of Portland, Maine for more than 12 years, John Leo and Sons for over eight years and more recently retired in April from Engineers Construction Inc. Ed was also well known in the Citizens Band community by his handle "Poor Boy," a name which he lovingly assigned to his antique 1964 International truck. He will be greatly missed by his adoring family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Driscoll) Parker of Fairfax; his daughter, Heidi Littlefield and her husband David of Fairfax; and three grandchildren, Jesse, Kyle, and Dale Littlefield all of Fairfax. He was predeceased by his son, Edde Robert Parker on July 26, 1981. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2004, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 6, 2004, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke Church, Fairfax with Reverend Francis Connors officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax. Memorial contributions may be made in Edward's memory to the charity of one's choice. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting: www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

The following obituary appeared in the May 5, 2004 edition of the Burlington Free Press:
EDWARD L. PARKER FAIRFAX — Edward Leo Parker, 76, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at his home in Fairfax. He is survived by his children, Eddy L. of St. Albans, Robbie of Milton, Patti Ann of Williston; his 5 grandchildren, Michael & his wife Elizabeth of Burlington, Joy & her husband Ryan of Maine, Andrew of Essex Jct., and Luke of St. Albans; six great-grandchildren, Michael Jr. of Conn., Samantha & Josiah of Burlington, Grace, Amsden & Simon of Maine. Edward served in Division of CB's 103 NCB from 1950 to 1952 in Guam.

ELAINE O. (LEFEBVRE) THEORET

ALBURG - Elaine O. Theoret, 94, a longtime Alburg resident died early Tuesday morning, April 27, 2004, in the Northwestern Medical Center in Saint Albans City. Born in Verner, Ontario Canada, June 28, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Cyprien and Alma (Le'Cuyer) LeFebvre. She attended schools in Canada and on June 30, 1928, was married to Alphonse Jacques Theoret who predeceased her on March 14, 1991. Mrs. Theoret was a longtime parishioner of Saint Amadeus Roman Catholic Church and a former member of the Ladies of Saint Anne and the Island In the Sun Senior Citizens. She leaves five sons, Lawrence Theoret and his wife Frances of Alburg, Gerald Theoret and his wife Victoria of Fairfax, Maurice Theoret and his wife Margaret of Alburg, Raymond Theoret and his wife Naomi of Essex Junction and Michael Theoret and his wife Judy of Saint Albans; six daughters, Aline LaFountain of Higganham, CT, Florence Fournier and her husband Alvin of West Swanton, Lorraine Labombard of Isle La Motte, Madeline Patnode of Alburg, Alma Patnode and her husband Winton of Isle La Motte and Louise Benjamin and her husband Roger of Alburg; a brother, Leo LeFebvre and a sister, Annette Angrignon both of Ontario, Canada; twentyeight grandchildren twenty-three great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. The Liturgy of Christian Burial for both Mrs. Theoret and her grandson Lawrence Theoret Jr. will be celebrated Monday, May 3, 2004 at 11 a.m. from Saint Amadeus Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Alburg Village with Father Maurice U. Boucher, SSE as the celebrant and homilist. Interment will follow in Saint Amadeus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Sunday, May 2, 2004, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Elaine's memory may be made to the, Alburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Alburg, Vermont 05440.

LAWRENCE ALPHONSE THEORET JR.

ALBURG — Lawrence Al-phonse Theoret, Jr., 42 died accidentally Monday evening, April 26, 2004, enjoying a hobby that he truly loved. Born in Meriden, Connecticut, June 22, 1961, he was the son of Lawrence Sr. and Frances (Montgomery) Theoret. He attended Northeastern Clinton Central School and at the time of his death was employed as a supervisor with Fournier Doors and Windows of Alburg. Larry will be remembered for his enjoyment of hiking, camping and working with computers. He was an avid reader and had a special love for his two cats Petoo and Squeakers. In earlier years he had also been associated with Vermont Fastener's in Swanton, The Fonda Group of Saint Albans and assisted in the operation of the Theoret Family Dairy Farm. He faithfully served his country in the United States Navy from 1979 - 1983 and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Creller-Landon Post 60 in Alburg. In addition to his parents, Lawrence and Frances of Alburg, Larry leaves his three children, Katie Burnes of Rouses Point, NY, Frances J. Theoret and her longtime friend Josh Harris of Grand Isle and Stacey Theoret of Alburg; one brother, Richard Theoret and his wife Crystal of Alburg; two sisters, Michelle Blair and her husband Richard of Isle La Motte and his sister and goddaughter Mary Theoret and her fiancé Anthony Larose of Enosburg Falls and one grandson, Kaleb Lawrence Burnes of Rouses Point. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews, Richard Theoret Jr., Andrew Theoret, Edward Blair, Jared Blair, Mitchell Blair Logan Blair and Chandler Theoret; his former wife Tracy (Mitchell) Theoret as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Larry was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Elaine O. Theoret on the morning of April 27 of this year. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Edward and Frances Montgomery and his paternal grandfather, Alphonse Theoret. The Liturgy of Christian Burial for both Larry and his grandmother Elaine O. Theoret will be celebrated Monday, May 3, 2004 at 11 a.m. from Saint Amadeus Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Alburg Village with Father Maurice U. Boucher, SSE as the celebrant and homilist. Interment with military honors will follow in Saint Amadeus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Sunday, May 2, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Larry's memory may be made to the, Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, Saint Albans 05478.

PAUL EDMUND MACHIA

JONESVILLE - Paul Edmund Machia, 72, died unexpectedly Friday, April 23, 2004, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born April 16, 1932, in Fairfax, the son of the late Seymour and Lottie (Cherrier) Machia. He attended BFA High School in St. Albans. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, he was employed for many years by the Richmond Co-op. He also worked as a master electrician and became an owner of Paul's Electric. He was a member of Northstar 12, F&AM, Masonic Temple for 25 years. Paul is survived by his wife, Margaret (Brace) Machia of Jonesville; five children, Norman and Charlene Phelps of Starksboro, Denis and Linda Phelps of Huntington, Gary Phelps of Norfolk, Va., Melinda and her husband, Joe Eli, of Burlington, and Jeffrey Machia and his companion, Maude Mannella, of Jonesville; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; his siblings, Dalton and Grace Machia of St. Albans, Meredith and Cleon Gillian of Fletcher, Joyce Allen of Essex Junction, Jim and Mary Jane Machia of Fairfax, Pete and Kathy Machia of Cambridge, Bruce and Sandy Machia of Wallingford, and Lois and Burt Gillespie of Waterville; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004, in the Richmond Congregational Church. Friends may call Tuesday, April 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond, with a Masonic service to be held at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul's memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital, P.O. Box 742, Montpelier, Vt. 05601.

DORIS (ALLEN) HARRINGTON RANKS DEWART

Jesus came to town, March 27, 2004, hung around for quite awhile. In fact He had been here since late afternoon, Friday night for us any way. He welcomed Doris Dewart into His Dimension. She passed through the time frame, through the Pearly Gates at 4:56 PM Saturday, March 27th, 2004, while at the Birchwood Terrace Healthcare. She leaves behind a lot of us; three sons, our older brother, and his wife, Allen K. Harrington and his wife, Christine and Daniel B. Ranks and his wife, Cindy. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren. . To Daniel and Cindy; daughter Barbara Leaders and her husband, Kris, and their children, Matthew and Branden. Mom came into this world in Fairfax, Vermont, on August of 1911, the 25th day born Alice Doris Allen, to Halcomb Allen and Alice (Bapp) Allen. She also had a younger brother Robert. She married Lloyd W. Harrington in 1930 and together they raised three sons, Raymond L., another son, and Allen K. There was an older brother mom gave up to let God raise for her. After 17 years they became unhappy with each other and divorced. She again married a man, Hildreth Ranks, but that marriage failed also. The best part of that union gave we three brothers, a new brother, Daniel. She will be sorely missed by all of us. We wish to thank Birchwood Terrace Healthcare for all their help and good care. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. in the Heald Funeral Chapel, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans, with Pastor Kim Ransom of the Cornerstone Community Church, Assembly of God, officiating. Doris' family will receive friends on Wednesday at the funeral home from 4-8 P.M. Interment will be in the family lot in St. Albans Bay Cemetery later this spring. Messages of condolence and memories are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

REO JOSEPH PION

ST. ALBANS -- Mr. Reo Joseph Pion, age 79, died Wednesday morning, March 24, 2004, in the Fletcher Allen Medical Center following an extended period of failing health. He was born in Fairfax, Oct. 15, 1924, son of the late Flurimond and Rosilda (Blain) Pion. Reo was employed at Wirthmore Feeds and was a dairy farmer on his own farm on Aldis Street. He also was a construction and contract laborer, mostly in St. Albans, during his working life. Reo was devoted to his farm animals and their family pets. He was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1090. He married Margaret Peno on Dec. 1, 1951. Margaret died Nov. 28, 1988. Reo is survived by his six children and their spouses, Carol and Steven Martell of St. Albans Bay, Susan and Kevin Daignault of Swanton, Rayo and Sharon Pion of St. Albans Town, Michael and Diane Pion of St. Albans Town, Richard Pion and his wife Lori Girard-Pion of Swanton, and Mary and Brian Mossey of Fairfax; seven grandchildren, all of whom were very special to him, Shane Pion, Brian and his wife Tracey Pion, Aimee and her husband Anthony Hawkins, Joseph Pion, Kasey Pion, Brandon Mossey and Biana Mossey; and four very special great-grandchildren, Dalton Pion, Nicholas Pion, Moriah Hawkins and Shelby Hawkins. Reo also leaves his sisters, brothers and their spouses, Florienne (Flossie) Lavender of Burlington, Pauline and Craig Caron of Norwalk, Conn., Romeo and Thelma Pion of Fairfield, Maurice Pion of Troy, N.C., Roland and Leita Pion of St. Albans Town, Bert and Joan Pion of Fairfield; his brothers and sisters-in-law, William Peno and his companion Sally Mayes, Barbara and Gerald Bailey, Shirley Ovitt, Roy and Betty Peno; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by his son, David Pion on July 4, 1977. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 2 p.m. in Holy Angels Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Interment will be in the Pion family lot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Online condolences can be sent to his family by the Brady & Levesque web site: www.bnlfh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.

RICHARD JOHN LAMELL

ESSEX CENTER - Richard John Lamell, 84, businessman and resident of Essex Center, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 24, 2004, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born Feb. 5, 1920, in Burlington to John and Mable Machie Lamell of Westford. He married his beloved wife and soul mate, Irene Villeneuve Lamell, and together they started their life's journey in Westford with a milk route. In the 1950s, they decided to build a sawmill. They moved the mill and their family to Essex in 1962, and it became one of his greatest successes. Lamell Lumber is a thriving business still owned and operated by his son Ronald and grandsons Ron Jr. and Keith Lamell. Richard's true pride and joy, however, was his family. He shared many happy years with his loving wife and partner, Irene. They had three children, Ronald Richard Lamell, Frederick John Lamell, and Marion Jane Lamell Dycke of Albuquerque, N.M. Sadly, Frederick passed on in 1959 and Marion in 1999. Their deaths were his greatest sorrows in life. Marion and her husband, Walter Dycke, gave him a grandson, Stephen Van Dycke. His son and best friend, Ronald and his wife, Sheila, gave him three grandchildren, Ronald Jr., Michele, and Keith. In the last four years of his life, he was also blessed with the birth of four great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Ethan Ulrich, children of Michele Lamell Ulrich and Major John Ulrich, and Kyle and Wyatt Lamell, children of Keith and Paula Lamell. He loved his children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren with all his heart and soul. He also leaves many other extended family members, including Ruth and William Comes of Toms River, N.J., Alice Arruzza of Shelburne, and Richard and Virginia Villeneuve of Essex, the O'Keeffe family of Essex, and the Moore family of Fairfax, just to mention a few. Richard loved spending time with his family, sharing meals and playing cards. He was always quick with a tale of the good old days or a snappy joke. We will all remember with fondness his passion for antique cars and the "art of the deal." His smile and laughter were infectious. He was kind and generous, tender and strong. He made many friends throughout his lifetime and will be missed by all. But none will miss Pepe more deeply than his family. Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Pius X Church in Essex Center at 11 a.m. March 29. Visiting hours will be held at the Minor Funeral Home in Milton on Sunday, March 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in Richard's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt 05495.

VERONICA "RONNIE" (COLASANTI) BROWN

FAIRFAX -- Veronica "Ronnie" Brown, 86, of Mt. View Apartments in Fairfax, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Redstone Villa. Ronnie was born in Portland, Maine on April 9, 1917, to Torquato and Theresa (Frenzilli) Colasanti. Veronica moved from Maine to Connecticut in 1962. In 1988 she moved to Fairfax, Vt. to live near her niece, Linda Geno and her husband Irving and their children David, Mark, Deborah, Susan and Katherine. She was predeceased by her parents; her son, Charles Norman Brown who was killed in Vietnam; her brother, Alfred Colasanti; and her sisters, Mary Fitzsimmons and Natalie Lloyd. She is survived by her son, Robert Colasanti and his wife Helen of Brandenburg, KY; five grandsons, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves a sister, Louise Foreman and her husband Harold; a brother, Louis Colasanti and his wife Irene, all of New Port Richie, Fla.; as well as many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Veronica's family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers from Home Health who made it possible for Ronnie to live comfortably at home for the past few years, as well as the dedicated, kind caregivers from Redstone Villa, who cared for her during the last month of her life. A special thank-you for her dear friend, Diane Tracy. At Veronica's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral. Her burial will take place at the Mountain View Cemetery in Cambridge at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home.

DANIEL STEVENS JACKSON

WESTFORD — Daniel Stevens Jackson, 83, died Friday, March 19, 2004, in the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester, where he had been recuperating from a short illness. Dan was born June 15, 1920, in Westford, the son of Orville and Ethel ( Leach ) Jackson. Dan was a lifetime Westford resident. He attended grade school in Westford and graduated from Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax in the Class of 1940. July 8, 1945, he married Elizabeth Almina Parris. Elizabeth predeceased him in 1988. A machinist by trade, Dan was employed by Fellows Gearshaper in Springfield from 1942 to 1944. He started at Bell Aircraft in Burlington in 1944, continuing until 1948, when he became a machinist with General Electric Co. in Burlington. He retired in 1985 from GE with nearly 37 years of service. Dan was very active in Westford Town, serving as town moderator, constable, and tax collector for more than 20 years, town agent, grand juror and justice of the peace. He was very active in the Brick Meeting House Society and the Westford Historical Society, where he served as vice president. He was a member of the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts and owned several antique cars through the years, which he had great joy in driving in parades. Dan could also be seen through the years cruising the countryside on his Harley-Davidson, which he owned until just recently. Dan was also a very active Mason, belonging to Lamoille Lodge 6, F&AM, since 1955. He is survived by his brother, Robert Jackson of Westford, his niece, Lynn Gauthier and her husband, David, of Westford; his sister-in-law, Joanne Jackson of Pennsylvania; his close friend, Ruth Montgomery of Fairfax; and several nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his wife, Elizabeth, Dan was predeceased by brothers Myron in 1940 and David in 1988, and sister-in-law, Helen Jackson in 1988. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 23, at 1 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. For those who wish, contributions in Dan's memory may be made to the Brick Meeting House, c/o Pam Helfrich, 25 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction, Vt. 05452; Pleasant View Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 81, Westford, Vt. 05494; or Essex Rescue, P.O. Box 124, Essex Junction, Vt. 05452. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.

HAROLD ROBERT LEMOINE

SWANTON -- Harold Robert "Shorty" Lemoine, 74, of 11 Malcolm Street, Swanton, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2004, following a brief illness. Harold was born in Colchester, April 20, 1929, the son of the late Julius and Olive (Derocher) Lemoine. He was a parishioner of The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Swanton and a 46 year associate of The Fonda Group in St. Albans City. Harold married his wife of 54 years, the former Rita Wells of Fairfax, Vermont, on Oct. 22, 1949. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandpa. He will be greatly missed. He will also be remembered as an avid Boston Red Sox and New York Giants fan. He loved gardening, fixing lawn mowers and small engines for family and friends. In addition to his wife Rita of Swanton he is also survived by his son Kelly and his wife Sandy of Highgate; his daughters, Carol Patnode and her husband Mike of Highgate and Cindy Rainville and her husband Charles of South Burlington; a granddaughter, Candi Boucher and her husband Patrick of Georgia; grandsons, Randy Lemoine of Highgate and Joel and Kyle Rainville of South Burlington and a step-great grandson, Michael Boucher of Milton. He also leaves his brother, Clarence Lemoine; and his sisters, Irene Martin and Doris Paquette all of Swanton; a sister, Lucille Tatro of Rutland; and a sister-in-law, Beverly Lemoine of Swanton. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Clifford and George Lemoine and Ardelle Bellrose, Rose Ledoux and Theresa Trahan. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated today, March 15, 2004, at 11 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton. Father John W. Hamilton, pastor of St. John Vianney Parish in South Burlington was the celebrant and homilist. Interment for family members only followed in the Lemoine family lot in St. Mary's Cemetery. There were no public calling hours. Gifts in Mr. Lemoine's memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box 22, Swanton, Vt. 05488, or to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home in Swanton.

LAWRENCE C. GOLDSMITH

FAIRFAX - Lawrence C. Goldsmith, 87, artist, author of "Watercolor Bold and Free" and watercolor teacher to hundreds, died at home March 7, 2004. He is survived by his wife; two sisters; son and daughter-inlaw; and four granddaughters. A memorial gathering will be announced later.

JOAN R. (CAMPBELL) BESSETTE

ST. ALBANS -- Joan R. Bessette, 85, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 29, 2004, at the Northwestern Medical Center. She was born Oct. 14, 1918, in Bedford, Quebec, the daughter of the late Syliana and Elizabeth (Duval) Campbell. On July 31, 1939, Joan married Theodore A. Bessette who predeceased her on April 23, 1989. After their marriage they farmed in the Franklin County area. They then moved to Seymour, Conn. where Joan was employed by the Waterman Penn Co. Upon their return to Vermont Joan and Ted owned and operated a farm for 16 years in North Fairfield. When they retired they moved to St. Albans where Joan was employed by Martins Food Store in the meat department for several years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 321. She also enjoyed stamp collecting, crocheting and knitting. Having been brought up in a musical family, Joan's passion for music was passed on to her daughters. Survivors include her three daughters, JoAnne G. Reynolds and her husband, Henry, of Sheldon, Leshia A. Paradee and her husband, Lee, of Swanton and Marilyn H. Meier and her husband, James, of Milton; her brother, Monsignor Bernard L. Campbell of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; nine grandchildren, Laurie Fortin, Nancy Ward, Steven Reynolds, Dennis Reynolds, Joan Hubbard, Dixie Hubbard, Chandra Walsh, Tina LeClair and Tara Sweet; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Ted, she was predeceased by a grandson, Richard Remillard; a granddaughter, Sara Remillard; three brothers, Anthony Campbell, Leo Campbell and John Campbell; and a sister, Aldeoda Hebert. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Reverend Francis E. Connors on Wednesday, March 3, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke Catholic Church, Huntville Road, Fairfax. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Luke Cemetery. Joan's family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Haven Health Care Facility, 596 Sheldon Road, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Messages of condolence and memories are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

EMILY ANN GARDNER

FAIRFAX — Emily Ann Gardner was stillborn on Feb. 16, 2004. She was the daughter of Richard Brent Gardner and Cynthia Ann Stokes. The family is saddened by her passing. We love you and we'll miss you always.

BERNARD JAMES HOBEN

Winterhaven, Florida - Bernard James Hoben, age 70, passed away Monday, February 9, 2004 at The Lakeland Regional Hospital of complications following heart surgery. Bernard was born in St. Albans, Vermont, October 22, 1933, the oldest child of Adolph and Katherine (Rooney) Hoben. His early years were spent on the family farm in Buck Hollow here in Fairfax. He graduated from Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax in 1952. On October 22, 1955, Bernard married the former Janice Mary Hogan and continued working on the family farm until he began employment with IBM, Essex Junction in 1957. In 1970, Bernard returned to farming in West Enosburg. In 1976, the family relocated to Winterhaven, Florida, where Bernard then began a business "Bernie The Handyman," later changed to “BJ & Bernie Remodeling,” when his son Brian joined the business. Bernard's greatest love was his wife, Jan, his children and their spouses, Brian & Judy, Spencer & Julie and Doreen & Bobby Holmes, his 11 grandchildren Bernard James Hoben II (BJ); Crystal Dawn Hoben; Thomas Dean Hoben; John Thomas Swainbank (adopted grandchild); Heather Leigh Hoben; Mathew Spencer Hoben; Spencer Dean Hoben II (Hobie); Kaley Jean Hoben; Carson Michael Hoben; Daniel John Davenport; Lawrence Hudson Davenport and 2 great grandchildren Joshua James Hoben and Skylar Marie Hoben. Bernard also leaves his sister Maryann (Hoben) Raymond of Fairfax and his younger brother Larry Hoben of Winterhaven, Florida. A vigil service was held at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 12th at Steele's Family Funeral Services, 207 Burns Lane, Winter Haven, Florida 33884. A Memorial Service for Bernard will also be held on Monday evening February 23, 2004 at 7 p.m. at The Ascension Church in Georgia, Vermont with Rev. Francis Connors officiating, to enable other members of Bernard’s family and friends to pay their respects. For those who wish to send online condolences, they may do so by sending them to mmrhar@together.net.

REBA MAUDE (LEACH) HOWARD

RICHMOND / RUTLAND - Reba Maude (Leach) Howard, 87, longtime resident of Richmond, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in Haven Health Center in Rutland. Reba was born in Fairfax on Dec. 19, 1916, the only daughter of Cyrus Arthur Leach and Maude Robins (Clark) Leach. She was educated in the Fairfax schools. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in education and a degree in music from the Boston Conservatory of Music. She married Lloyd E. Howard in Fairfax on March 25, 1943. He predeceased his wife July 27, 1983. Reba was a well-loved and devoted teacher in the Richmond school system, where she was the music teacher and the first grade teacher in the elementary school. She was an active member of the community, where she was a 4-H leader, very active in the P.T.A., and a longtime and faithful member of the Richmond Congregational Church, where she was the church organist for numerous years. She was a member of the Hale and Hearty Senior Citizens, a driver for R.S.V.P., a loyal member of La-Plotte Chapter 64, Order of the Eastern Star, the Rebekahs and the local Grange. Reba is survived by her loving family: her three daughters and their spouses, Donna Rae and Richard Swartz of Cuttingsville, Rebecca and Loyal Downing of Richmond, June and Paul Marshall of Enfield, N.H.; her six grandchildren, Cara Jackson, Burton Burnett, Christian, Amanda and Mark Downing, and Stacie Marshall; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandson Joshua Marshall in 1998, and her two brothers, Robert and Donald Leach. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Richmond Congregational Church. Burial will be in May in Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax. Visiting hours are Tuesday Feb.10, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the parlor of the Richmond Congregational Church with LaPlotte Chapter 64, O.E.S., conducting its service at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Richmond Congregational Church Memorial Garden Fund, 20 Church St., Richmond, Vt., or the Richmond Elementary School Playground Fund, Richmond, Vt. 05477. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.

BARBARA M. (WHITE) SAFFORD

CAMBRIDGE - Barbara Muriel (White) Safford, 91, died in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in Copley Manor Nursing Home in Morrisville. She was born in Fairfax on Aug. 7, 1912, daughter of the late Wilbur E. and Mabel E. (Allen) White. Barbara graduated from BFA Fairfax. She married Leon Safford on Feb. 22, 1930. Leon predeceased her on Aug. 5, 1986. Barbara was active in her community as a former member of the United Church of Fairfax, Fletcher Grange 473, Green Mountain Aerie 3210 FOE Ladies Auxiliary, and RSVP. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. Barbara will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by four daughters, Leona Bombard of Wilmington, Mass., Marion Safford of Barefoot Bay, Fla., Beverly Prindle of South Burlington, andMuriel Shipman and husband Stanley of Cambridge; one brother, Allan White of Milton; two sisters, Carol Therrien of Buffalo, N.Y., and Helen Goodrich of Connecticut; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, in the Second Congregational Church of Jeffersonville with the Rev. Peggy Tooker officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery in Cambridge in the spring and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Barbara's memory to the Cambridge Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 431, Jeffersonville, Vt. 05464, or Varnum Memorial Library, P.O. Box 198, Jeffersonville, Vt. 05464. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome. com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

MABEL J. (ROBTOY) GARDNER

ST. ALBANS/SWANTON -- Mrs. Mabel J. Gardner, age 74, widow of Joseph W. Gardner, Jr., died Monday evening, Jan. 26, with her loving family at her bedside, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care following a long period of failing health. She was born in Fairfax, Sept. 21, 1929, daughter of the late Paul and Laura (Burnor) Robtoy. She married Joseph W. Gardner, Jr., Sept. 25, 1950. Mr. Gardner died Nov. 9, 2003. Mabel is survived by her two children, Donna and her husband Richard Boutah of Swanton, and Gary and his wife Susan Gardner of St. Albans; two grandchildren, Richard D. Boutah, Jr., and Becky Jo and her husband Ian Zier; two great-grandchildren, Mikayla Boutah and Karley Jo Zier; her step-mother, Lillian Robtoy of St. Albans; sisters Rhoda Lamos, Peggy Donahue and Paula Corey; brothers Landon Robtoy and Joseph Robtoy; several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband she was predeceased by her parents; her brothers Carmi, Murray and Gordon Robtoy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. There will be no public calling hours. Interment will be this spring in the Gardner family lot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to her family by going to the Brady & Levesque web site: www.bnlfh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.

CLAYTON E. WELCH

SOUTH BARRE - Clayton E. Welch, 79, of 12 Christie St. passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at his home. Born in South Ryegate on March 20, 1924, he was the son of George S. and Goldie (Hutchins) Welch. He attended Groton High School. He was a veteran of World War II 42nd Rainbow Division serving in Europe. After his discharge he returned to Groton where he helped in the family egg business. The last 25 years of his career he was employed at the Vermont Department of Employment Security. On Nov. 25, 1943, he married Pearl Towne Marvin in Fairfax. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past fall. During the '50s and '60s Clayton resided in Fairfax where he gave many hours of his time to the Volunteer Fire Department and driving ambulance for Albert Rich. He was one of the first instructors for the Vermont State Fire Fighters Association. He and Pearl were longtime members of the Fairfax United Church and have many friends in the area. During the past 50 years they resided in Fairfax, Barre, and Winter Haven, Fla., over the winters. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Third Degree, of Fairfax, the American Legion, was past president of the Vermont State Employees Association, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Barre and the United Church of Fairfax. His hobbies were buying and trading cars and dancing. He enjoyed playing his trumpet and Baldwin organ, and playing cards with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Pearl, of South Barre; five children, Diana and husband Roger LeClair of Northfield Fall, Connie and husband Harold Putney Jr. of South Barre, Steven and wife Martha Welch of Chittenden, Donovan and wife Carl Welch of Milton, Jennifer and husband, Tim Brogan of Ballston Spa, N.Y; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Clayton is also survived by two sisters, Ida Dennis of Groton and Minnie Tinkham of Alton, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Lester Welch, Austin Welch and Carlos Welch; three sisters, Nellie French, Alice Puffer and Nettie Darling; and one grandson, Joshua Welch. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church on Washington Street in Barre, with the Rev. Craig Thompson officiating. Family and friends may call at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Entombment will be in the Elmwood Vault in Barre, with a spring burial in the Fairfax Plains Cemetery in Fairfax. Contributions in Clayton's memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, 24 Washington St., Barre, Vt. 05641, or to the United Church of Fairfax, Fairfax, Vt. 05454.

SHIRLEY E. (BILLADO) SHAFER

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. / FAIRFAX - Shirley Eleanor Shafer, 62, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at her residence in Coconut Creek. She was born in St. Albans, on June 19, 1941, daughter of the late Arden D. and Eleanor (Ward) Billado. Shirley was a graduate of BFA-Fairfax, Class of 1959. Shirley, from your siblings, we will cherish the many good memories from our years growing up in Fairfax, as you will always be in our thoughts. Mom, your children will always remember you in our hearts as a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by a son, David Shafer of Coconut Creek, a daughter, Kimberly Shafer of Coconut Creek; two brothers, Edward Billado of Fairfax and Reginald Billado of South West Harbor, Maine; a sister, Ardis Meunier of Fairfax; three grandchildren, Miranda, Chase and Chance of Coconut Creek; an uncle, Edward Ward of Underhill; an aunt, Laura Arpin of St. Albans; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by her brother, Jerry Billado. There will be no public visiting hours. A graveside memorial service with inurnment in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's memory to Hermann Burn Center, 6411 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030-1501. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

D. GORDON SCOTT

FAIRFAX - D. Gordon Scott, 87, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at his residence in Fairfax. He was born in Groton on March 1, 1916, son of the late Fred. E. and Mable (Gordon) Scott. He was a graduate of MSU, Class of 1939. Gordon was a true Vermonter at heart. While his family moved from Vermont in his childhood, he always returned to the Northeast Kingdom, spending summers in Orleans and at the family camp on Long Pond. When he finally settled home for good, his family began spending summer vacations on Lake Champlain. Gordon loved being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the lake. This 20year tradition now includes three generations and will continue for years to come. Gordon loved building furniture and spent many hours in his workshop creating heirlooms that will be treasured by family and friends. He loved nature and was passionate about planting trees. An avid reader, Gordon enjoyed many hours on his screened porch, reading a good book and listening to classical music, all while keeping an eye on his mountains. The family wishes to thank Franklin County Home Health and the staff of the Hospice program for their caring and support during his illness. He is survived by two sons, David W. Scott and wife Sharon of Michigan, and Douglas P. Scott and wife Norma of Georgia; three daughters, Suzanne K. Heemsoth of Ohio, Martha J. Tucker and husband David of Indiana, and Nancy E. Milton and husband Richard of California; 11 grandchildren, Josie Matuszak and husband Dean, Julie Moran and husband Christian, Christopher Tucker, Christopher Heemsoth and wife Saundra, Heather Heemsoth, Erica Milton, Erika Crady, Laura Crady, Stefanie Layton, Lisa Gibble and husband Bryan, and Meredith Reddy and husband Michael; nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his wife, Janet (Homer) Scott, in 1962. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial services will be private and in the spring at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Gordon's memory to the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church, 1097 Ketchum Hill Road, East Craftsbury, Vt. 05826. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

BEVERLY ANN BLAISDELL GRAY

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Beverly Ann Blaisdell Gray, 71, of San Bernardino passed away Jan. 2, 2004. She was born Jan. 6, 1932, and lived most of her live in Fairfax, Vt. A registered nurse, she graduated from the Mary Fletcher School of Nursing in Burlington, Vt., in 1952. She was well-known and respected as an antique dealer in Vermont. She relocated to California in 1992 to be closer to her children. She was preceded in death by her father, Maurice Blaisdell, and her brother, Maurice Blaisdell Jr. She is survived by her mother, Doris Blaisdell, and her sister, Jean Sherman, both of Dumont, N.J.; three daughters, Nancy O'Kelley and her husband, Jim, of Rialto, Michelle Zancanaro and her husband, John, of Wauwatosa, Wis., and Beth Gray of Hayward; and four grandchildren, Jennifer, Angela, Sean and Nathaniel. A graveside service will be held in the spring.

OLA L. (ELLSWORTH) TRACY

CAMBRIDGE -- Ola Lizzie (Ellsworth) Tracy, 86, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in Northwest Medical Center in St. Albans. She was born in Fairfax on Sept. 30, 1917, daughter of the late Clinton and Lizzie (Blakely) Ellsworth. Ola graduated from BFA-Fairfax, class of 1938. She married Harland Tracy on Nov. 2, 1938, in Brattleboro. Harland predeceased her on Feb. 15, 1991. Ola was active in her community as a member of Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens, Unity Chapter 17 Order of Eastern Star, and Fairfax-Georgia Quilters. She was an avid Red Sox fan. Ola was lovingly involved in her grandchildren's activities. She was a loving and devoted mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by four daughters, Beverly Warren and husband Martin of Harbor Springs, Mich., Shirley Geno and husband Roger of Fletcher, Phyllis Fletcher and husband Rawleigh of Cambridge and Barbara O'Toole and husband Michael of Tinton Falls, N.J.; one brother, Ralph C. Ellsworth of Fairfax; one daughter-in-law, Linda Tracy; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her son, Ralph C. Tracy; and her sister, Reba E. Bessette. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, in Hayes-Rich Funeral Home from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at 11 a.m. in the United Church of Fairfax with the Reverend Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will be in the spring in the family lot in Binghamville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Ola's memory to Fairfax Senior Citizen (Friendly Neighbors), P.O. Box 246, Fairfax, Vt. 05454. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting: www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

VERONICA T. (SWEENEY) MILLER

ST. ALBANS - Veronica T. (Sweeney) Miller, age 75, passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, January 3, 2004. A lifetime resident of St. Albans, she was born in Fairfax on March 11, 1928, daughter of the late Teresa "Tessie" (Dashno) Bellville and Louis Sweeney. She married Rosaire "Bud" Miller on June 27, 1951 and lived happily for 46 years. Together they owned and operated the Miller's Used Furniture and Antique business along with the Jumping Flea for 26 years. Prior to going into business with her husband she managed Hotel Thompson. She is survived by her children, Linda and her husband Leo Bilodeau of St. Albans Town, Patsy Miller Bates of Swanton, Karl Miller and his wife Gail of Enosburg Falls, Judy and her husband Ronald Greenleaf of Massena, NY, Sandy Tailon of Danville, IL; her sister, Hilda Juaire of Georgia and her much loved grandchildren, Tammy and her husband Ed Shannon, Nicole Fournier, Stacie Bilodeau, Rosaire Fournier, Carrie Bilodeau, Beth Miller, Chad Bilodeau, Michelle Miller, Dustin and Samantha Miller Bates, Calvin, Mary and Jessica Miller, Christine and her husband Armen Ashikyan, Sean and his wife Terry Scudera, Amy and her husband Randy Rothwell, Sandy and her husband Mike Johnson, Ronald Jr. and Laurie Greenleaf, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins, her brother and sister-in-laws Lionel and Jeanne Miller, Roland "Joe" and Claire Miller. She was predeceased by her husband Rosaire in 1997; her twin brother Everett, brothers Wallace, Stanley and Arnold Sweeney; grandsons, Baby Boy Bilodeau, Travis Miller, David L. Fournier II. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary 758. She treasured her weekend adventures with her husband traveling throughout Vermont. She enjoyed baking, canning, berry picking and making jam and cooking for her family and friends. Veronica took great pleasure in bringing smiles to others as she delivered flowers for Barbara's Bouquet. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards and taking senior bus trips with her friends. Other hobbies included making braided rugs, quilting, sewing and knitting. An early riser, she attended garage sales and participated in antique shows, flea markets and auctions in Vermont and Florida. She liked spending time fishing and boating on Lake Champlain. She looked forward to the times she spent with her great grand children especially Katie, Danielle and Patrick for they held a very special place in her heart. Her strength and passion for family enabled her to support those she loved most during joyful occasions and in times of need. She will be remembered by those whose lives she touched and will be deeply missed. A memorial service to celebrate Veronica's life will be held in Holy Angels Church in St. Albans on Friday, January 9th at 11:00 am. Arrangements are by Brady and Levesque Funeral Home, 86 Main St., St. Albans. Visiting hours are Friday, January 9th from 9:00 - 10:30 am. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by email: lbilodeau@ adelphia.net. Burial will be during the spring in the Miller family lot at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers for those who wish, contributions in Veronica's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 10 Ferry St., Suite 427B, Concord, NH. 03301 or Club Respite, P.O. Box 515, St. Albans Bay, VT. 05481.

SHEILA (RISING) RENFREW

FAIRFAX — Sheila (Rising) Renfrew, 61, passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville after a long illness. Sheila was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend who gave tirelessly of herself to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities. She is survived by her husband, Richard Renfrew of Fairfax; two sons, Eric Renfrew of Moretown and Sean Renfrew of Virginia Beach, Va.; her foster son, Gary Pasha; her mother, Margaret Rising of Hartford; a sister, Anne Rising of Hartford; two brothers, James Rising of Dallas, Pa., and Charles Rising of Johnson; her sister-in-law, Dianne Quebec of Fairfax; two grandchildren; a niece; two nephews; an uncle and a greatuncle. She will also be missed by her beloved cats, Cleo, Cakes, and Smokey. She was predeceased by her father, Floyd Rising of Hartford. At the family's request there will be no public visiting hours. There will be a private funeral service for the family in HayesRich Funeral Home in Fairfax, on Wednesday evening, Jan. 7. Interment will be private in the spring in the family lot in Beaver Cemetery, Fairfax. Sheila requested that in lieu of flowers, people who wish to may make a donation to their favorite charity. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www. hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by HayesRich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

YVETTE D. (LAVALLEE) LeCLAIR

NORTHFIELD FALLS - Yvette D. LeClair, 95, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, in Mayo Healthcare in Northfield, where she had been residing for the past week. She was born in St. Germaine, Quebec, on June 8, 1908, the daughter of Isidoire and Ernestine (Duff) Lavallee. June 21, 1931, she married Raymond N. LeClair in Fairfax. They lived in Connecticut and Massachusetts prior to moving to Vermont in 1951. Mr. LeClair died Aug. 8, 1980. Mrs. LeClair had worked in a factory in Connecticut for several years prior to owning and operating the restaurant, "Ray's Lunch," in Westminster, Mass. In 1951, they moved to Northfield, where they opened Ray's Market on Wall Street, retiring in 1969. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Catholic Daughters, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Northfield Senior Center, all of Northfield. She enjoyed quilting and crochet, and spending time with family. Survivors include a son, Roger LeClair and his wife, Diana, of Northfield Falls; two daughters, Eva LeClair of Northfield Falls and Shirley Duquette and her husband, Ronald, of Kissimmee, Fla.; two sisters, Gabrielle Pouliot of Nebraska and Madeline Minor of Westford; two brothers, Laurent and Roger Lavallee, both of Westford; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. LeClair was predeceased by her son, Robert LeClair, and eight siblings. There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Northfield at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Berlin, Vt. 05641, or St. John the Evangelist Church, 206 Vine St., Northfield, Vt. 05663

PHILIP T. PARAH

ST. ALBANS / FAIRFAX -- Philip T. Parah, 70, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 14, 2003, at Holiday House Nursing Facility following a long illness. He was born in St. Albans, Nov. 26, 1933, the son of the late Louis and Edna (Goulette) Parah. He married Shirley E. Austin on his birthday in 1960 in St. Mary's Church in St. Albans. Phil retired in 1981 from the University of Vermont where he was a carpenter in the maintenance department. Prior to his 14 years at UVM, he was employed at Mac's Tire Shop and operated the family farm in Fletcher. He was a communicant of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Fairfax, and a member of the Fairfax Knights of Columbus. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He had been a volunteer fire fighter in Fairfax and was a former member of Robert E. Glidden Post 758, VFW and Green Mountain Post 1, American Legion. He enjoyed boating, fishing and playing cards and will be fondly remembered for crafting wooden toy "eighteen wheelers" for many appreciative children. Phil is survived by his wife of 43 years, Shirley, of Fairfax; his son, John Parah and his wife, Kathleen, of Fairfax; two daughters, Norma Sprague and her husband, Steven, of Hinesburg and Barbara Parah of St. Albans; three brothers, Francis Parah of Sheldon, Ronald Parah and his wife, Sandra, of Swanton and Clarence Parah and his wife, Betty of Burlington; a grandson, James M. Sprague; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Parah of St. Albans and Alma Parah of Swanton; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Victor P. Parah, Nov. 21st of this year; a grandson, Kyle A. Parah, Dec. 14, 2000; and three brothers, Fred, Clifford and Roy. Phil's family wishes to thank the staff at Holiday House for their excellent care during his stay there and a special thanks to Frank for his friendship. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Pastor Francis E. Connors will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery in Fairfax. Contributions in Phil's memory may be made to Parkinson's Research, APDA, I & R Center, FAHC-UHC Campus, Dept. of Neurology, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, Vt. 05401. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans. You may send condolences to Phil's family online through www.healdfuneralhome.com.

HELEN (RICH) HOWARD

FAIRFAX - Helen (Rich) Howard, 86, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born July 29, 1917, in Fairfax, daughter of the late Bert and Rhoda (Leonard) Rich. She was a graduate of Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax, Class of 1934. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold Howard. She worked as a retail clerk for several large area retail stores over the years. Most of all, she was a dedicated and devoted sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Helen will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. She is survived by a son, Robert Howard and his wife, Linda, of Fairfax; two daughters, Linda McNall and husband Richard of Fairfax, and Susan Flanders and Ed Lambert of Swanton; two brothers, Albert Rich of Fairfax and Robert Rich of Faifax; seven grandchildren, Stephen and Trevor Howard, Karen, Matt and Bryce McNall, and Jason and Megan Flanders; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a son, Bruce Howard, two brothers, Hiram Rich and Carl Rich, and a sister, Nellie Broe. At Helen's request, there will be no public visiting hours. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. in the United Church of Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's memory to Franklin County Home Health and Hospice, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

FRANCES MAY (HOWARD) GILLETTE

ST. ALBANS / FAIRFAX -- Frances May Gillette, 92, a resident of this area for the past 12 years, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, Dec. 11, 2003, at Haven Health Center following a lengthy illness. She was born in Fairfax, Jan. 19, 1911, the daughter of the late Delbert D. and Winnie (Minkler) Howard. She was the widow of William G. Gillette who died in 1939. Mrs. Gillette worked as a Practical Nurse in hospitals and in home care. She lived in Waterbury, Conn. until moving here in 1990. She belonged to the Second Congregational Church in Waterbury, Conn. She loved to bake, sew, knit, and work in her garden. Survivors include her three children, Eleanor Trainor of Willimatic, Conn., Marjorie Columb and her husband, Cedric of Swanton, Vt., and William H. Gillette and his wife, Judy of Sheldon Springs, Vt.; two sisters, Ila Smalley of Middletown, Conn., and Jane Decker of St. Albans. She also leaves eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, William, she was predeceased by a son, Ralph Gillette; sisters, Edna Bailey and Helen Yandow; brothers, Raymond, Fay and John Howard; and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Chapel. Pastor Judith Kennedy of the First Congregational Church in St. Albans will officiate. Interment will be next spring in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans. Those who wish may send condolences to the family online through www.healdfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES "CHUCK" DALTON MACHIA

FLETCHER - Charles "Chuck" Dalton Machia, 53, passed away at his home in Fletcher on Dec. 10, 2003, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in St. Albans on Oct. 8, 1950, son of Dalton and Grace (Gillin) Machia. Chuck had a heart as big as the Green Mountains, where he worked, played, loved and made maple syrup in the spring. Sports were a constant part of his life. Chuck coached several sports teams, including youth baseball, basketball and skiing. He was a member of the Fairfax baseball and basketball teams for many years. Golf and hunting were also favorites. Chuck taught for eight years at Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax before working at IBM for 22 years. As his health declined, he worked as long as he was able to. All his life, Chuck was dedicated to his family above all else. He had an incredible strength that served him well as a provider and teacher. He is survived by his wife, Roberta (Stratton) Machia of Fletcher; his parents, Dalton and Grace Machia of St. Albans; three sons, Charles Machia II of Fletcher, Aaron Machia of Fletcher, and Zachary Machia of Fletcher; a stepdaughter, Michelle Palmer of Burlington; two brothers, Michael Machia and his wife, Lori, of Franklin, Thomas Machia and his wife, Mary, of St. Albans; a sister, Sara Hurtabise and her husband, Hoyt, of Richford; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many close friends. Visiting hours will be held Friday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke's Church in Fairfax by the Rev. Francis Connors. Inurnment will be in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made in Chuck's memory to Franklin County Home Health and Hospice, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or Fairfax Rescue Squad Inc. P.O. Box 228, Fairfax, Vt. 05454. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

EMILY ROSE AJA

FAIRFAX - Emily Aja, 15, died unexpectedly Dec. 6, 2003. She passed quickly and without suffering. Her death leaves a deeply saddened community of family, friends, teachers and others who loved Emily's bright personality, generous spirit, keen intellect, and loving heart. Emily loved the beauty and quiet of her Fairfax home, where she resided her entire life. There, in the loving company of her parents, Jim and Diane, and her sister, Marie, Emily lived a full, happy, healthy life. Emily was a beautiful person, inside and out. Her golden blond hair and youthful beauty adorned a pure heart, a kind nature, and a gentle soul. To her very proud parents, she was a sweet, loving and delightful daughter. To her sister, she was an inspiration and role model and deep companion in life. Emily had a special relationship with each of her grandparents, aunts, and uncles. To her many friends, Emily was loyal and committed and full of fun and laughter. She was stylish, witty and never lost for an opinion. Emily was ambitious. An honor student and avid reader, Emily strove for high quality and achievement in everything that she did. Her life was too short to fulfill her life dreams: higher education, a successful career, her own home and family, but there is no question that she would have achieved whatever she set out to do. Emily loved sports and was a member of the Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax basketball team. Each summer, she atended horse-riding camps and in recent years had attended adventure camps in Florida and New York. Emily loved to travel and was increasingly an adventuresome spirit. She was proud of her emerging driving abilities and increasing independence as she began to make the transition to adulthood. Emily's life ended in an accident that also took the life of her beloved mother, Diane. We have faith that they are together, taking care of one another, and listening to the thoughts and feelings of us who cared for them. Emily's father and sister will keep Emily with them and hold her lovingly in their hearts forevermore. Other close relatives dear to Emily include grandparents, Paul and Marion Aja of East Barre; uncle Kenneth Aja, also of East Barre; grandmother Edith Blicksilver of Atlanta, Ga.; uncle Robert Blicksilver of Alexandria, Va.; and uncle and aunt Paul and Jean Blicksilver of Silburn, Ga. Emily's beloved "Grandpa Jack" Blicksilver of Atlanta passed away in 1999. Emily leaves numerous friends from The Schoolhouse, Fairfax schools, Camp Farnsworth and Camp Chenoa. Emily will be interred in Fairfax in a private burial service ceremony, along with her mother, Diane. A service open to the public to remember and celebrate the lives of Emily and Diane will take place in two to three months. Time, date and place will be announced. Emily's family hopes that all who knew and cared for Emily and her family will be able to attend.

DIANE N. (BLICKSILVER) AJA

FAIRFAX - Diane Aja, Therapy Operations manager for Fletcher Allen Health Care and an occupational therapist specializing in the field of ergonomics, left an enduring legacy of achievements from a life tragically shortened by an automobile accident Dec. 6, 2003. Married to James P. Aja and the mother of Emily and Marie, Diane, 46, of Fairfax received a master's degree in occupational therapy from Boston University and began her professional career as a staff occupational therapist in Shaughnessy Hospital in Salem, Mass., in 1984. Two years later, Jim and Diane moved to Vermont, where Diane coordinated occupational therapy intervention for the industrial rehabilitation out-patient service in the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, which later became Fletcher Allen Health Care. In addition to clinical responsibilities at the hospital that included multidisciplinary work-hardening programs and work site assessments, Diane served as a community consultant on issues associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act, injury prevention, injury management, stress management education, and expert witness testimony. Within therapy operations at Fletcher Allen Health Care, beginning in 2000, Diane expanded her oversight responsibilities to include day-to-day operations of six outpatient therapy sites as well as financial performance, staffing, and space utilization. In the greater Burlington community, Diane is probably best remembered as a parent of two students of the School House. Both Emily and Marie completed elementary class work at the Burlington private school before enrolling in Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax. Diane and husband Jim developed a close relationship with School House faculty and parents and actively participated in the building program that led to the construction of the current School House campus. Diane was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga., the daughter of Jack and Edith Blicksilver and sister of older brother Paul and younger brother Robert. Diane attended Kittredge Elementary School and Briarcliff High School with honors before completing a bachelor's degree in psychology at Emory University. Diane also attended Hebrew School at Congregation Shearith Israel in Atlanta and became Bat Mitzvah in 1970. Family, friends, and coworkers remember Diane for her passion in the pursuit of excellence in all areas of her professional life and in her role as wife and mother. Her care for others and commitment to achieving excellence touched many in the Burlington community and throughout Vermont, most notably the patients who benefited from Diane's contributions to the science and practice of ergonomic protection programs. To recognize and honor Diane's work in that field, the American Occupational Therapy Foundation has established a scholarship fund in Diane's name. Diane will be interred in Fairfax in a private burial ceremony, along with her daughter, Emily. A service open to the public to remember and celebrate the lives of Diane and Emily will take place in two to three months. Time, date and place will be announced. Diane's family hopes that all who knew and cared for Diane and her family will be able to attend.

ROSE M. (MAXFIELD) THOMAS

MILTON — Rose M. (Maxfield) Thomas, age 52, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington after a lenghty illness. She was born in Cambridge, December 23, 1950, daughter of the late Walter and Phyllis (Webb) Maxfield. Rose was a great loving, caring and dedicated mother and grandmother. She was willing to do everything for them to the end. She will be greatly missed and loved by all. She is survived by one daughter, Terry (Fanton) Sloan and her husband, JR of Fairfax; three grandchildren, who were her life and soul, Max William, Katelynne Evelyn, Derrick Matthew Sloan, all of Fairfax; a sister, Julie Gilbeau of Fairfax; two brothers, Charles Maxfield of Fairfax, and Phillip Maxfield of Fairfax: Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; her special friends, Rob and Linda, and Stacey and Ray. She was also predeceased by her grandparents, Paige and Evelyn Maxfield; her brother, John Maxfield; and her nephew, Barry Maxfield. At Rose's request, there will be no services. A family gathering will be held in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made in Rose's memory to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, Box 576, Waterbury, Vt. 05676. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

JULIETTE M. (GOULET) FALCON

SOUTH HERO -- Juliette M. (Goulet) Falcon, 82, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at the Northwestern Medical Center following a short bout with pneumonia. Juliette was born in St. Ignace, P.Q., Canada on July 4, 1921, the daughter of Zephir and Antoinette (Bertrand) Goulet. On Aug. 20, 1949, she married J. Arthur Falcon in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. She and Arthur worked very hard throughout the years. In their earlier years they farmed in Fairfax and in South Hero. They later owned and operated the South Hero Grocery. Juliette also worked for her sister Aurea Plouffe for many years at the Elm Hill Farm in Colchester. Juliette was a devout member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Hero. She could often be found working on church dinners and funeral meals at St. Rose's, or tending to her flower beds or vegetable garden at home. Juliette took great interest in her family which she loved very dearly. She took great pride in all three of her grandchildren, and will be truly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. Falcon is survived by her daughter Sylvie Breault and her husband Rick of South Hero; by her grandchildren, Tricia and Renee Breault of Essex, and Jason Breault of South Hero; by her brother-in-law Aime Plouffe of Colchester; by Arthur's family, Wilfred and Rejeanne Falcon, Almeda Pelletier, Normand and Marie Claire Falcon, Rosala Paquette, Armand-Gilles and Francoise Falcon, Angela and Elie Pelletier and Marie-Anna Labounte, all of Canada; and by several nieces and nephews. Juliette was predeceased by her husband Arthur, of over 54 years, on March 13, 2003; by her sisters Aurea Plouffe and Helena Larose, her brothers Norman and Bernard Goulet; her brother and sister-in-laws, George-Emile Falcon, Maurice Pelletier, Rosaire Paquette, Jean-Guy Labounte, Rose-Eva Falcon, and Marie Claire Falcon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Branon on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Hero. Burial will follow in the family lot in the South Hero Cemetery. Contributions in Juliette's memory may be made to either the South Hero Rescue, P.O. Box 365, South Hero, Vt. 05486, or to C.I.D.E.R., 307 Rt. 2, South Hero, Vt. 05486. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.

MARCEL CLIFTON GARCEAU

FAIRFAX -- Mr. Marcel Clifton Garceau, 72, a longtime area resident, passed away at his residence on Thursday evening, Nov. 27, 2003, following an illness of several months. He was born in Swanton on June 30, 1931, the son of the late Henry Ulric and Albina (Garceau) Garceau. Marcel retired in 1994 from the University of Vermont, where he was employed as a sanitary engineer for 23 years. His previous employments were at the American Sandpaper Co. of Rockland, Mass., where he was a machine operator for 11 years, the Canadian Pacific Railroad repairing boxcars for five years, and Thermal Wire in South Hero. He was a former member of the St. Albans Eagles Club and St. Albans Lodge 1090, Loyal Order of the Moose. Survivors include two sisters, Doris J. Taylor of Fairfax, with whom he made his home, and Julie Paquette and her husband, Clinton of Swanton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Jean Gould and Camillian Bruyette; and two brothers, Gaston Garceau and Maurice Garceau. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Catholic Church in St. Albans with the Reverend Maurice J. Roy celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in the family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Marcel's family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. On line condolences may be sent to Marcel's family through www.healdfuneralhome.com.

OLETA BEATRICE (PLUMBLEY) DUFFY

ST. ALBANS - Oleta B. Duffy, 84, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 22, 2003 at Redstone Villa. Her family was at her side. She was born in Fairfax, Feb. 1, 1919 the daughter of the late William O. and Winifred (LaFlam) Plumbley. Mrs. Duffy was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She was a secretary for the Sunday School and belonged to Circle 2 of the United Methodist Women. She was also a Den Mother for the Boy Scouts. Her employment included Gladstone's Shoe Store, Dennison's Bakery and the Houghton home. She enjoyed her flower garden and especially her family. Surviving are her husband, Ethan E. Duffy, of St. Albans, her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Barbara (Sunderland) Duffy of St. Albans, a sister, Geneva Marlow of Stuart, Florida, two grandchildren, Clayton Duffy and his wife, Natalie, and Matthew Duffy and Great Grand Children, Madison, Sierra and Maxwell Ethan Duffy. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two sisters, Lucille Mayo and Veronica Mable and a brother, Oscar Plumbley. Thank you to the staff at Redstone Villa for the exceptional care given to Oleta during her stay. At Oleta's request funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family with the Reverend Elizabeth Jamieson of the Georgia Plain Baptist Church officiating. There will be no public visitation. Interment will be in the family lot in St. Albans Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Duffy Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Bette Dunsmore, 6604 Ethan Allen Highway, St. Albans, Vt. 05478 to be used for a graduating St Albans Bellows Free Academy Senior, who is seeking further education. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans. You may send condolences to the family online through www.healdfuneralhome.com.

VICTOR PAUL PARAH

FAIRFAX - Victor Paul Parah, 35, a lifelong resident of Fairfax, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, Nov. 21, 2003 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. His loving family and friends were at his side. He was born in St. Albans July 9, 1968 the son of Phillip T. and Shirley E. (Austin) Parah. Before illness caused him to stop working, Victor was a commercial driver. He drove truck, school bus and taxi. He enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, cooking and music. He assisted the "Nasty Habits" rock band as a "Roadie" He was a graduate of Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax. He had been a volunteer for the American Red Cross, a volunteer firefighter for St. Albans Town and Fairfax, an altar server for St. Luke's Catholic Church and a former Fairfax Town Constable. He will be remembered as always being willing to help anyone in need. Surviving are his parents, Phillip and Shirley Parah; his maternal grandfather, Irving C. Austin; two sisters, Norma Sprague and her husband, Steven of Hinesburg, and Barbara Parah of St. Albans; a brother, John Parah and his wife, Kathleen of Fairfax; and a nephew, James Sprague of Hinesburg. He was predeceased by a nephew, Kyle A. Parah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Luke's Catholic Church in Fairfax. Interment will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to The Sleep Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St. Rutland, Vt. 05701. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans. You may send condolences to the family online through www.healdfuneralhome.com.

LESLIE G. PALMER

FAIRFAX - Leslie G. Palmer, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, surrounded by his loving family. Leslie was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Fairfax, the son of Elijah and Ada ( Cross ) Palmer. He was married to Wanda Chappel on Nov. 8, 1946, in St. Ann Catholic Church in Milton. Leslie had a great love for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He took great pride in his farm on Cherrierville Road and in the fact that he and his sons were running it. He also loved to hunt and fish. In addition to his loving wife of more than 57 years, Wanda, Leslie is survived by his children and grandchildren, Sandra Lucia and Dwight Dimond of Bristol and her children, Skip and Wendy Lucia; Mike Palmer and his wife, Kathy, of Georgia, and their children, Derek and Stacey Palmer; Nancy Coon and her husband, Gary Sr., of Williston, and their children, Heather Dunsmore, Gary Coon Jr., and Brandi Cota; daughter-in-law Denise Palmer of Fairfax and children Dylan and Ben Palmer, and Crystal Rozwood; Elijah Palmer of Fairfax; Mary Meigs and her husband, Bill, of St. Albans, and their children, Justin and Jody Meigs; 14 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Shirley Shores and her husband, Richard of Fairfax, and Barbara Bordeau of Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews. Leslie will now be together with his beloved son, Dennis, who died May 4 of this year, and with whom he and Elijah worked for many years, running the family farm; and by his loyal companion, Rocky. He was also predeceased by his brother, Glendon; his sisters and spouses, Marion and Robert Newton, and Harriet and Paul Dussault, and a brother-inlaw, Lucien Bordeau. Following Leslie's request, visiting hours and funeral services will be private. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery in Fairfax. Memorial contributions in Leslie's name may be made to the Fairfax Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 428, Fairfax, Vt. 05454, or to the American Cancer Society, 150 Kennedy Drive, Suite 4, South Burlington, Vt. 05403-6745. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.

JOHN R. "BOB" LUMAN

FAIRFAX - John Robert "Bob" Luman, 83, passed away on Wednesday evening, November 19, 2003 at his home in Fairfax. He was born in Milton on January 3, 1920, son of the late Fred and Mary (Cameron) Luman. Bob married the former Bernice LeMay. She predeceased him on June 28, 1997. He served his country well as a WWII veteran from 1940 to 1945 while with the Army National Guard which was mobilized to the US Army during the war. Following his honorable discharge, Bob became a dedicated locomotive engineer with Central Vermont Railway from 1946 until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the Robert Glidden Post #578 VFW and Green Mountain Post #1, American Legion, and the Central Vermont Railway Locomotive Engineer Association. Bob will be tremendously missed by the Fairfax community, especially all of the neighborhood children whom he always had a special candy for. His unconditional love and attention for his family, friends and neighbors will be fondly remembered by all those who knew and loved him. He is survived by, One son, Robert C. "Gubby" Luman of Fairfax, One daughter, Beverly Raburn of Las Vegas, NV Two brothers, Raymond Luman and his wife Helga of Willingboro, NJ, Herman "Tinker" Luman and his wife Lillian of Richford, One sister, Lillian Robtoy of St. Albans, Three grandchildren, Michael Raburn and his wife Stacey and their son Ryan of Anchorage, AK, April Martin of Las Vegas, Nv., Robert Luman of Anchorage, Ak One great grandchild, Joshua Martin of Las Vegas, Nv., Several nieces, nephews and cousins, including special nephew Donald Luman and his wife Lynn and their children, Robert Luman, and Joshua Vanbenthuysen of Fairfax. He was also predeceased by, Two brothers, Fred and Frank Luman, One sister, Alice Gray, A grandniece, Kristina Luman. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Sunday, November 23, 2003 from 5-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Luke's Catholic Church, Fairfax on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 11 am with Reverend Douglas Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Luke Cemetery, Fairfax where full military honors will be afforded the WWII veteran. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the Fairfax Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 228, Fairfax, VT 05454. Friends who wish may forward on- line condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St, Fairfax.

 

GEORGE E. MONTAGUE

JEFFERSONVILLE - George Edgar Montague, 83, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston with his children by his side, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Fairfax, son of the late Leon and Angie (Heath) Montague. George graduated from Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax, Class of 1938, and attended Burlington Business College. He went to work at Bryant's in Springfield. He married Lucy Bromley on Nov. 28, 1942, in Chazy, N.Y. George served his country well in the 5th Army headquarters in Italy in World War II from 1943 to 1945. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, George went to work from 1946 until 1949 for Vermont Unemployment, in 1949 for Vermont National Guard, and in 1951 the Veterans Administration in Burlington. In 1952, George worked in U.S. Customs until his retirement in 1978. After retiring, he enjoyed several years driving a school bus for the Cambridge and Lamoille school systems and trips for surrounding town buses. George enjoyed the 10 winters he and Lucy spent in Florida playing golf. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He offered his family his unconditional love and attentions and will be greatly missed by them. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lucy Montague of Jeffersonville; two sons, Gary Montague and his wife, Diane, of North Carolina, and Michael Montague and his wife, Kathy, of Cambridge, two daughters, Diancy Boyden and her husband, Frederick, of Cambridge, and Melanie Beeman and her husband, Michael, of Hyde Park; seven grandchildren, Mark Boyden and his wife, Lauri, David Boyden and his wife, Linda, Stephanie Campbell and her husband, Matteo, Jason Putnam, Travis Putnam, Ryan Montague, and Stacie Montague; four great- grandchildren, Laurence Couture, Emily, Little Lucy, and Rachel Boyden; a brother-in-law, Calvin Bromley and his wife, Betty, of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no public visiting hours. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. in the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville with the Rev. Peggy Tooker officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Jeffersonville Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in George's memory to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by HayesRich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

WAYNE MORTON MOFFATT

FAIRFAX - Wayne Morton Moffatt, 59, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, as the result of a fire at his home. He was born in Morrisville on June 23, 1944, the son of the late Morton H. and Doris G. (Lamphere) Moffatt. Wayne was a preventive maintenance technician at Belden Wire & Cable Co. for 25 years. He enjoyed reading western novels, and loved to fish, hunt, and play golf and fantasy baseball. His favorite sporting teams were the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. In fact, he's probably having a talk with "the Babe" right now! Wayne was a proud and caring man with an outgoing personality. He had a way of making people feel good about themselves. His heart and home were always open to anyone in need. Wayne was a kind, generous, honest and loving man who will be missed by all. As always, his sense of humor will leave us with a smile. He was very thankful to everyone for their support in overcoming his battle with alcoholism. Survivors include two sons, Andy Moffatt and his wife, Mary Emanuele-Moffatt, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Randy Moffatt of South Burlington; two daughters, Brandy Moffatt of South Burlington and Alicia Shepard of Milton; three sisters, Frances Griggs and her husband, Harold, of Eden, Donna Waterhouse and her husband, Jim, of Craftsbury, and Norma Jean Emerson of Morrisville; two grandchildren, Jericha Shepard and Bella Mari Moffatt; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are the mother of his children, Diana Gage of South Burlington; longtime friends, Robin Shepard and Vinny Szyzewski; co-workers at Belden Wire; his Fantasy Baseball buddies; and many friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Gaylord "Joe" Moffatt and Ramona Bruley. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Bruce Patterson officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Eden Corners Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 5 to p.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150, or to the Christian Children's Fund, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, Va. 23294. You may send condolences to the family online through www.healdfuneralhome.com.

RAMONA B. (BOUCHER) BESSETTE-BRULEY

FAIRFAX - Ramona B. (Boucher) Bessette-Bruley, 61, passed away Oct. 31, 2003, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 11, 1942, in St. Albans, daughter of J. Maurice Boucher and the late Goldie (Ward) Boucher. Ramona graduated from Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax, Class of 1960. She earned her associate's degree in secretarial sciences in 1997 from Community College of Vermont. Ramona loved to knit, play bingo, and Atlantic City and gambling. Some of her most enjoyable times were spent watching Monday night wrestling and watching baseball with her dad. Her family lovingly nicknamed her "Squeak". The family will miss her favorite saying, "We'll play it by ear". Her favorite food was macaroni and cheese with tomatoes, which was a dish her family always looked forward to. Ramona will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by three sons, Andrew Bessette and his wife, Kathy, of Fairfax, Dale Besette and his wife, Priscilla, of Fairfax, and David Bruley Jr. and his girlfriend, Melissa Ritchie, of Milton; two daughters, Bernadette Bessette-Boucher and her husband, Edward, of Fairfax, and Lori Pudvah of Fairfax; her father, J. Maurice Boucher of Fairfax; four brothers, Peter Boucher and his wife, Jean, of California, Paul Boucher and his wife, Doreen, of South Carolina, Michael Boucher of Fairfax, and Ronald Boucher and his wife, Brenda, of Swanton; three sisters, Mary Skillen and her husband, Kenneth, of Springfield, Kathleen Sargent and her husband, Norman, of Brattleboro, and Linda McGraw and her husband, Lawrence IV, of Swanton; nine grandchildren, Christopher, Adam, Amy, Chelsea, Kourtney, Dakota, Skyler, Kodie and Desire; three stepgrandchildren, Vincent, Michelle and Christopher Boucher; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home in Fairfax on Monday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a wake service offered by the Rev. Douglas Hawkins at 7:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov 4, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke Catholic Church in Fairfax by the Rev. Douglas Hawkins. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Luke's Cemetery in Fairfax. Contributions may be made in Ramona's memory to The American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Division, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayesrich-funeralhome.com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

ELEANOR RUTH (KING) BOISJOLI

BURLINGTON — Eleanor Ruth Boisjoli, 73, of Burlington died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, in Birchwood Terrance Healthcare in Burlington after a short illness. She was born in Fairfax on Sept. 25, 1930, the daughter of the late Tom and Ida (Cross) King. She attended Fairfax schools. She married Gerald Boisjoli on Nov. 25, 1963, in the Cathedral in Burlington. Eleanor was a sales representative for Avon Cosmetics for nine years. She also worked at Vermont Catholic Charities on North Avenue in Burlington and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Colchester. She had a love of flowers, gardening, cooking, canning vegetables, country music, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Boisjoli of Burlington; her son, David Boisjoli and his companion, Mandy Rhodes; her sisters, Bernice King of Colchester, Mildred King of Burlington, Charlene Grant and her husband, Merlin, of Swanton; and her brother, Reginald King of Milton. She was predeceased by her brother, Francis King; and her half brothers, Wilford King, Babe King, and Ardell Villeneuve. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. in Holy Cross Catholic Church in Colchester. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington. Visiting hours will Sunday, Nov. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.

VELMA (HAYWARD) PONTBRIAND, R.N.

ST. ALBANS BAY -- Mrs. Velma H. Pontbriand, age 93, was pronounced dead, early Wednesday morning, Oct. 29, 2003, shortly after arrival at the Northwestern Medical Center. She was born in Fairfax, Sept. 24, 1910, daughter of the late Guy Walter J. and Eva (Brunelle) Hayward. She began teaching at the age of 17, in a one-room schoolhouse. After her teaching career of four years she attended and graduated from the Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital School of Nursing. She married Fabian F. Pontbriand Aug. 21, 1937, and assisted him in the Pontbriand Plumbing and Heating Company. She was also employed in printing for the O'Shea Publishing Company and Stan Cummings Press. She was a communicant of Holy Angels Church and a member of Court St. Mary, Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She enjoyed dancing and was dancing, with her husband, at the 1999-2000 New Years Eve party at City Hall, with the Sterling Weed Orchestra. After over 63 years of marriage, Mr. Pontbriand died Dec. 17, 2000. She is survived by their four children, Sally and her husband Wayne Larry of St. Albans Bay, Ann and her husband Thomas Buonomo of Homoassa, Fla., James and his wife Laurie Pontbriand of Montpelier, Jane and her husband Robert Powell of St. Albans; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Aline Mercier of St. Albans, Jeannette and her husband Jon Woodard of Mansfield, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Jonathan Larry; a brother and his wife, Winston and Claire Hayward. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., St. Albans from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Interment will follow the Mass in the Pontbriand/Hayward family lot in St. Mary's Cemetery in Swanton. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.

LAWRENCE H."Larry" PARSONS

FAIRFAX - Mr. Lawrence H. "Larry" Parsons, 73,died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, in the North- western Medical Center. He was born in Colchester June 11, 1930, son of the late Howard and Freda (Irish) Parsons. He graduated from B.F.A., Fairfax, and served his country in the United States Air Force. During the Korean War Larry was an airplane and engine mechanic. Larry returned home in 1952 to assist in the family business. Larry was the meat manager and a clerk for H.C. Parsons & Sons Store in Fairfax for many years. He later was employed in the meat department of several grocery stores including Gaudette's, Colodny's, Guay's Market, Cambridge Mart and Brosseau Stores. Larry served in the Fairfax Fire Department for over 50 years, being the Chief from 1970 to 1978. He was active with the Fairfax Rescue Squad from its inception. He assisted Albert Rich in the A.W. Rich Funeral Home, Allen Choiniere when he had the Rich Funeral Home and Lucien Hayes in the operations of the Hayes Rich Funeral Home. For a short time Larry worked for the Northwestern Medical Center in the maintenance operations. Larry was a member of the Masonic Order Lamoille Lodge 6, F.&A.M. Larry was a NASCAR fan and raced stock cars at Catamount Raceway. He held a pilot license and flew his own plane for years. He was a member of the Fairfax Historical Society and president of the Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens. Larry served as the Truant Officer for Fairfax and conducted tours for the students on school trips. Aug. 15, 1951, he married Carolyn T. Thoes. Besides his wife of over 52 years, Carry Parsons, R.N., of Fairfax he is survived by their four children Lawrence "Tex" Parsons Jr. of Fairfax, Charles E. and his wife Gail Parsons of Keene, N.H., Susan K. Parsons of St. Albans, David R. and his wife Linda Parsons of Clifton Park, N.Y.; three grandchildren Drew Parsons of Dover, N.H., Christopher Parsons and Katelyn Parsons both of Clifton Park, N.Y.; his brother Harold "Bud" and his wife Judy Parsons of Fairfax, his brother-inlaw Edward and his wife Evelyn Thoes of Athens, Texas, sisterin-law Earlene Glaser of Phoenix, Ariz., special friends Albert and Lois Wilcox of Munson, Mass., Jean and Ray Smith of St. Albans Bay, his canine companion, Tilley, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Fairfax Fire Station. Pastor Elizabeth Griffin, of the Fairfax United Methodist Church, will officiate. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., St. Albans, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be in the Parsons family lot in Sanderson Corner Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fairfax Fire Department or Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 228, Fairfax, Vt. 05454. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.

ANDREW WILLIAM CHICOINE

JERICHO -- Andrew William Chicoine, 24, died unexpectedly on Oct. 19, 2003, at his home in Jericho. He was born in Burlington on June 7, 1979, son of Lawrence and Mary (Baillargeon) Chicoine.
Andrew graduated from Mt. Mansfield High School, class of 1998, and was a member of the school wrestling team. He loved to camp, always looking forward to the many family camping trips and was especially fond of Cumberland State Park in New York. He was a wonderful son, father, brother, and friend. Andrew's family and his many friends will miss his sparkling eyes and sweet smile.
He is survived by his parents, Lawrence and Mary Chicoine of Underhill; Ashley Germaine and Andrew's daughter Katelyn of Colchester; his brother, Scott Chicoine of Jericho; his sister, Michele Chicoine of Underhill; his paternal grandparents, William and Amanda Chicoine of Garden City, S.C.; his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Shirley Baillargeon of Underhill; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cambridge with Reverend Dan Jordan, celebrant. Interment will follow in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax.
A memorial fund for Katelyn has been established in Andrew's memory, c/o Lawrence and Mary Chicoine, 896 VT Route 15, Underhill, Vt. 05489.
Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

DORIS E. "DOTTY" (KING) WAGNER

ST. ALBANS/BURLINGTON - Doris E. "Dotty" Wagner of Burlington passed away peacefully in Haven Health Care in St. Albans on Monday, Oct. 20, 2003. She was born Sept. 29, 1916, the daughter of Fred and Charlotte (Cox) King. She is survived by her son, Dwight Burleson and Judy Perras of Essex Junction; granddaughters Luan Thompson and Tammy and Marcus Murphy of Burlington; grandson Richard and Deborah Thompson of Atlanta, Ga.; great-granddaughter Nicole Murphy of Burlington; stepson Richard Wagner of New York; stepdaughter Patti and her husband, Wallace Stone, of Vermont; a sister, Audrey and her husband, Donavan Towne, of Milton; brothers Delmar and Madaline King of Cambridge, Wendell King of Milton, Doug and Norma King of Richford, Malcome King of South Hero, Bernard King of Maryland; and by close friends Bob and June Blaise of Bristol. She was predeceased by her grandson, Brett Burleson; a daughter, Beverly Thompson; a sister, Beryl Tabor; and her brothers, Foster King, Harlon King and Neil King. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at Haven HealthCare. As per her wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, Essex Junction.

 

KIM MARIE (ASHE) LONG

ESSEX JUNCTION — Kim (Ashe)Long lived in the gray house next to Ross' Auto in the late 1980's/early 90s and two of her children were born while she was living here in Fairfax. She was also on the rescue squad) Kim Marie Ashe, 42, of Village Glen, Essex Junction, died at her home Monday, Sept. 22, 2003. She was born in Barre on Feb. 6, 1961, the daughter of Alfred O. and Ada Mae (Snowden) Ashe. She was a graduate of Sanford High School in Sanford, Maine, Class of 1979, and attended Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Mass. Kim loved her children very much and always put their needs before her own. She loved the warmth of the sun and long walks, especially at the beach. She enjoyed her flower gardens and sewing. Kim recently became certified in Swedish massage. She is survived by her three daughters, Danielle A. Long, Jamie N. Long, and Samantha M. Long, all of Essex Junction; her husband for many years and the father of her children, Jonathan Long of Essex Junction; her parents, Alfred and Ada Mae Ashe of Sanford; a brother and his wife, Alan W. and Jean B. Ashe of Essex Junction; two sisters and their spouses, Carolyn A. and George E. Curtis of St. Albans, and Susan A. and Rodney D. McCorkill of Enfield, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Cynthia Marie Ashe. There will be no visiting hours, and funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to The Long Sisters' College Educational Trust Fund, c/o Merchants Bank, 54 Pearl St., Essex Junction, Vt. 05452, Attn: Linda.

TERRANCE CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL

WESTFORD - Terrance "Terry" Christopher Mitchell, 46, died Aug. 28, 2003, after an eight-month battle with cancer. He was a devoted husband, father, friend, godfather, son and social worker. His wife of 18 years, Patti Cook; his daughter Sarah; his mother, Patricia Mitchell, and his many friends and co-workers adored him. His father, Buell B. Mitchell of Montpelier, his grandparents, Buell and Irma Mitchell of Fairfax, and Hilda and Doug Miville, predeceased him. Terry attended Montpelier High School and later graduated from Plattsburgh State College. He worked with Vermont Social Services at the Juvenile Detention Unit, Woodside Juvenile Center, and for the last 15 years as an SRS social worker in St. Albans. He was beloved by many in the social service and education communities, including the kids he worked with. He was committed to helping the teens in his care and listening to them in a nonjudgmental way; he was proud of their accomplishments in the military, at a job, in school or on the sports field. He often had the biggest caseload, yet kept on top of it while also supporting new workers and interns. In 1999, he was honored with the Vermont Social Worker of the Year award. He was always so proud of his wife and daughter: Patti's doctorate and Sarah's academic and athletic successes. He took great joy in spending time with Sarah in sports-related activities and movie watching, with Patti creating walkways through the woods around their house and eating lively food, with his dog snowshoeing through the woods, and with his friends talking and laughing. He loved movies, music, trivia, working out, running the roads of Westford, good food, wine, newspapers and reading. Above all, he loved his New York Yankees, Giants and Knicks, as well as the UVM Lady Cats and the Colchester High School football and girls and boys basketball teams. Besides bringing good karma to the chemo and radiation offices, Terry spent the last months of his life doing things he had always wanted to do: going out to breakfast, trying new restaurants, drinking good wine, having a few martinis, going to the New York Giants training camp in Albany with Sarah, going to matinees, and spending time with family and friends. His final 24 hours were spent in Fletcher Allen Health Care surrounded by those who loved him, taking turns holding his hands and telling great stories about his life. After everyone sang a rousing chorus of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," he died peacefully. In addition to his wife, daughter and mother, Terry is survived by his in-laws, Gene and Irene Cook; his best friends, Wendy Ruopp and Tom Shotwell; his godchildren, Caleb, Maggie and Emma Shotwell Ruopp; his dear friends, KC Cushing, Jill Gould, Louise Berube, Steve McLaughlin, Dale Rock, Tricia Brett, Janet Dunigan, Dan Conder; and the many other loving co-workers he was fortunate to know. Terry and his family came to love and deeply appreciate the kindness and care of Dr. Christian Thomas and Dr. Jim Wallace. Funny, kind, encouraging, positive, good-looking and smart, Terry will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In memory of Terry, donations may be made to the Northwestern Vermont Foster/Adoptive Family Association, c/o Nanci Lepsic, 3949 N. Cambridge Road, Jeffersonville, Vt. 05464. A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the United Church of Milton at 11 a.m. Visiting hours are Monday, Sept. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.

 

ELIZABETH WAY COBURN

FAIRFAX/ST. ALBANS -- Elizabeth Way Coburn, 79, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 2003, at her Fairfax residence. She was born in North Hero, Oct. 11, 1923, the daughter of the late Wyman and Cora (Martin) Way. For the past 11 years she has made her home with Ingrid Schautzer in Fairfax. Elizabeth is the widow of Lawrence "Red" Coburn who died in 1985. She loved wild animals and her pet cat, "Baby," who died a short while ago. She also enjoyed traveling, lively music and dancing. She is survived by a sister, Julia Norris of Alburg; and two brothers, George Way of Milton and Wyman Way of Randolph. She was predeceased by two brothers, Benjamin Way and Kermit Way. She also leaves her extended family, Ingrid Schautzer, Lawrence Baillargeon, James Boucher, Kim Fortuna, and Michael Fortuna and his family. She will be missed by her special friends, Linda O'Brien, Linda Brunelle, Steven Bowlby, Sharon Patterson, and many others from Franklin County Home Health and Hospice. A special thank you to her guardian, Diane Morris, and those at NCSS, Franklin County Home Health and Hospice Services for their care and support over the years. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at noon in the Heald Funeral Chapel. The Reverend Elizabeth Griffin will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot in North End Cemetery, North Hero, Vt. at 1:45 p.m. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice Program of Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans. You may send condolences online through www.healdfuneralhome.com.

ANN M. (SANDBERG) FOX

FAIRFAX — Ann M. (Sandberg) Fox died peacefully at her home Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003. She was born in Providence, R.I., daughter of the late Silas N. and Cecilia M. (Flynn) Sandberg, and was raised in Norwich, Conn. Ann received her Ph.D. in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1972. She worked at the Library of Congress and retired after 20 years of service. Ann also taught at the University of Illinois, The Catholic University of America, and the University of Maryland. She was actively involved in professional library associations until her death. She is survived by her husband, Robert of Fairfax; her son, Thomas of New York City; her sister, Patricia Bosanko and her husband, William, of California; a special cousin, Mary Carrol Fitzgerald of Norwich, Conn., two nieces and a nephew. Visiting hours will be held Monday, Aug. 25, at HayesRich Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, Cambridge, by the Rev. John McDermott. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Luke's Catholic Cemetery in Fairfax. Contributions may be made in Ann's memory to Franklin County Home Health and Hospice, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or the charity of one's choice. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome. com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

CALEB GORDON KNEELAND

FAIRFAX -- Caleb Gordon Kneeland, age 3, passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born on Sept. 17, 2000, in Burlington, son of Frank and Valerie (Heath) Kneeland. Caleb was a beautiful little boy who was always completely present to love and laugh. He had a spirit of joy, love, and contentment. He made everyone that was part of his life look at life differently and that was one of his biggest jobs with us. He taught us all so much about appreciating the simple things in life and never complained about the obstacles that he continually had to overcome. Caleb loved sunny days, chirping birds, his dog Thunder, and buggy rides with his nurse Betty. He liked to play the throwback game and be held and rocked by his mom and grandmother in his chair. Caleb loved visitors and he had many. Caleb touched deeply the lives of many. His beautiful presence will be greatly missed. He is survived by his parents, Frank and Valerie Kneeland of Fairfax; his grandparents, Jerry and Carolyn Heath of North Hyde Park, and David and Sherri Kneeland of Eden Mills; an aunt, Stephanie Heath of Montpelier; and an uncle, Ryan Kneeland of Lowell. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Linda Kneeland. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Essex Alliance Church on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Robert Magie officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Caleb's memory to the March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation, PO Box 605, Barre, Vt. 05641. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com.

 

NOELLA M. (GAUDETTE) WAGNER

ST. ALBANS -- Mrs. Noella M. Wagner, age 84, died Sunday evening, Aug. 3, 2003, at her home, with her loving and caring family at her bedside. She was born in Fairfax, Dec. 25, 1915, daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Proulx) Gaudette. She was married to Raymond Wagner, Dec. 5, 1932. Mr. Wagner died June 27, 1977. She and her husband had a home on Lake Street from which they rented rooms and boarded many people who had to live alone. They shared their home and made their home a home to all. Her survivors include her three children, Francis and his wife Charlene Wagner of Fairfield, Robert Wagner of St. Albans, Shirley and her husband Prosper Bailey, Jr. of St. Albans; a brother, Arthur and his wife Arlene Gaudette of Fairfax; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Gaudette, and Catherine Gaudette; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Raymond, she was predeceased by her infant son, Louis Allen Wagner; and by 11 brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in the Wagner family lot in St. Luke's Cemetery in Fairfax. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.

RITA F. (KING) CHERRIER

ST. ALBANS -- Rita F. Cherrier, 81, passed away Saturday evening, July 26, 2003, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care with her family at her side. She was born in Fletcher, Vermont, April 11, 1922, the daughter of the late Harry and Inez (Danforth) King. She was married to Edmund P. Cherrier who predeceased her on April 18, 1995.

Rita was a graduate of Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax and retired from the Fonda Container Corporation. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed her outings to the Casino in Montreal. Rita was a member of the Franklin County Senior Citizens, the Green Mountain Post 1, American Legion Women's Auxiliary and the Robert E. Glidden Post 758, Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary.

Survivors include her daughter, Donna Cline and her husband, George, Sr., of Swanton; two sons; Mark Cherrier of Swanton and Gary Cherrier of St. Albans; a brother, Robert King and his wife, Theresa, of Fairfax; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Cherrier of St. Albans; her mother-in-law; Alma Cherrier of St. Albans; six grandchildren, Julie Rice, Betsy Fournier, Amy Cherrier, Melissa Cherrier, Chantel Cline and Allison Cline; seven great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Joan Sherman of St. Albans. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Morey; brother-in-law, Donald Cherrier; and father-in-law, Earl Cherrier.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Chapel, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans, with the Reverend Oren Lane of St. Paul's United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow in the family lot in Binghamville Cemetery in Fletcher.

BYRON F. WOODWORTH

WESTFORD — Byron Frank Woodworth, 70, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 25, 2003, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in Burlington on Oct. 20, 1932, son of the late Harold and Dorothy (Germaine) Woodworth. He married the former Margaret Learned on Aug. 27, 1955, in Westford. Byron enjoyed working with wood. Over the years, he was employed by a lumber mill and in his later years continued working with wood as a carpenter. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Woodworth of Westford; a son, Steven Woodworth of Colchester, and daughter-inlaw, Lorri Woodworth, of Winooski; four daughters, Susan Evans and her husband, John, of Florida, Connie Woodworth of Hinesburg, Donna Marcotte and her husband, Jeffrey, of Colchester, and Linda Woodworth of Westford; two brothers, twin brother Myron Woodworth of Essex, and Leland Woodworth and his wife, Nicole, of St. Albans; a sister, Barbara Deaette of Florida; five grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Norma Cutting. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Wednesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stephen Cousino of the Jericho United Pentecostal Church officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Westford Plains Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Byron's memory to Essex Rescue, P.O. Box 124, Essex Junction, Vt. 05452. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

NONA S. (ST. PETER) KARWAN

GEORGIA -- Nona S. Karwan, 81, a longtime Georgia resident passed away on Monday, July 21, 2003, at Redstone Villa Nursing Home. She was born in Burlington, March 31, 1922, the daughter of the late Ralph O. and Leotta (Hollis) St. Peter. On Nov. 17, 1943 she married Joseph C. Karwan, who predeceased her on Aug. 10, 1997. Nona was a member of the Ascension Parish in Georgia where she taught bible class and attended several retreats with her husband. She will be remembered for her blue ribbons that she won for cooking at the Maple Festival, Franklin County Field Days, the Champlain Valley Exposition and several awards at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield Massachusetts. Survivors include her sons, Christopher Karwan and his wife, Cheryl (Palmer) of Georgia, Michael Karwan and his wife, Darina of Painsville, Ohio, William Karwan and his wife, Beverly of Dothan, Ala., and Shawn Karwan of Shelburne; three grandchildren, Kasee Story, Brian and Vanessa Karwan; two brothers, Ralph St. Peter and his wife Carol of St. Albans Bay and their family, Hollis, Dallas, Travis, Caroline and Christine, and Hollis St. Peter and his wife, Carole of Solon, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and a former daughter-in-law, Kristin Johnson of South Burlington. The family would like to say thank you to the staff at Redstone Villa for the care that Nona received during her stay there. At Nona's request a graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, July 25, 2003, at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Cemetery in Fairfax with the Reverend Francis E. Connors of the Ascension Parish officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family through the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans, VT 05478. On-line condolences may be sent through www.healdfuneralhome.com

 

JEAN E. (BRODEUR) BARKYOUMB

WESTFORD — Jean Eva (Brodeur) Barkyoumb, 81, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2003, in Haven Health Care in St. Albans. She was born Oct.1, 1921, in St. Angels, Canada, daughter of the late Elphege and Ozilva (Fontaine) Brodeur. Jean married Kenneth Bar- kyoumb on Jan. 4, 1941, in St. Ann Catholic Church in Milton. Kenneth predeceased her May 1, 1994. She enjoyed her many flower gardens, dressmaking, cooking and canning from her garden. Jean loved to spend time with and take care of her large family and many grandchildren. In her spare time, she loved to watch her birds and managed to cut and perm her own children's hair. Jean always looked forward to the precious times spent with her family and friends. Those who touched her life, especially nurses who took such loving care of her at Haven Health Center, will dearly miss her. She is survived by two sons, Francis Barkyoumb and his wife, Carol, of Westford, and Kenneth Barkyoumb Jr. of Bolton; eight daughters, Janet Yandow and her husband, Roger, of Essex, Gloria Ledoux and her husband, Albert, of Fairfax, Betty Severance and her husband, John, of Sheldon, Sandra Cutting and her husband, Ronald, of Fairfax, Linda Mathieu and her husband, Richard, of Westford, Brenda Barkyoumb and Larry “Ike“ Irish of Fairfax, Debra Irish and her husband, Mark, of Fairfax, and Susan Corse and her husband, Douglas, of Fairfax; two brothers, Adrian Brodeur and his wife, Dorilla, of Gardner, Mass., and George Brodeur and his wife, Juliette, of Lunenburg, Mass.; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Lacross of St. Albans, Alice Collins of Fairfax, and Lillian Williams of Conway, Mass.; 21 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by four brothers and four sisters. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, July 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 23, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke Catholic Church in Fairfax by the Rev. Francis Connors. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Luke's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Jean's memory to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or Alzheimer's Association of Vermont, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayesrich- funeralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax

Omitted from yesterday's obituary notice for Jean Barkyoumb were, four sisters-in-law, Antoinette Brodeur of Gardner, Mass., Lucille Brodeur of Gardner, Mass., Joyce Barkyoumb of Essex Jct., and Lillian Williams and her husband, Donald, of Conway, Mass.; a brother-in-law, John Barkyoumb of Westford; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

WINSTON “WIN“ JOHN DECKER

HAPPY JACK, Ariz. — Winston “Win“ John Decker, 65, of Happy Jack lost his battle with lung cancer March 26, 2003, in Glendale. Win was born in Underhill, Vt., on Sept. 28, 1937, the son of Dewell William and Ruth (Judd) Decker. Following his graduation from high school, Win entered the U.S. Air Force, where he learned his skills as an aircraft mechanic, which he used as employment for many years. Win loved the outdoors and was a great hunter. He took seven of the 10 major big game animals, both in North America and in Africa. In his later years, he had great joy from building a cabin in the cool pines of Happy Jack. While Win left Vermont, he always had a great love for the state and often told Arizonans where the best maple syrup was made. Win was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Douglas and David. He is survived by his daughter, Julie Nelson, her husband, Shawn, and their children, Olivia and Tate; his sisters, Betty Benedict and Patricia Shaar; and many nieces and nephews. Win's family and friends will celebrate his life at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 29, in Pleasant View Cemetery in Westford, Vt. Arrangements are by Minor Funeral Home.

ADALENE ALENA LEMNAH

EAST HIGHGATE / FAIRFAX -- Adalene Alena Lemnah, age 90, passed away on her birthday in the early morning hours of Monday, June 23, 2003, at Haven Health Care in St. Albans. She was born in Brookfield, VT on June 23, 1913, daughter of the late Paul and Mary S. (LaBounty) Lapan. She was married to Harry W. Lemnah on Dec. 29, 1935, in East Highgate, who predeceased her on Aug. 1, 1981. Adalene worked many years in area establishments as a cook and started the hot lunch program in the East Highgate School. She was an advocate for senior citizens in Franklin County, representing them at times in Washington, D.C. Adalene enjoyed cooking, gardening and canning, knitting, crocheting, and reading. Some of her favorite subjects were poetry and Vermont in the Civil War, especially books written by Howard Coffin, whom she had the pleasure of meeting several times. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and many friends. She is survived by one son, Ralph Lemnah and his wife Claire of Fairfax; one daughter, Mary Putnam and her husband Ralph of Burlington; one brother, Lawrence Lapan of East Highgate; one sister, Norma Gokey of New Jersey; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was also predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2003, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at 11 a.m. in St. Louis Church, Highgate Center, with Reverend John J. Meagher officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Louis Cemetery, Highgate Center. Memorial contributions may be made in Adalene's memory to the Highgate Historical Society, PO Box 222, Highgate Center, Vt. 05459. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St. Fairfax.

LEE E. DAVIS

FAIRFAX - Lee E. Davis, 80, of Fairfax died Sunday, June 15, 2003, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington after a short illness. Lee was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a bomber and retired from the military. He was predeceased by his wife, Elaine Davis, on Nov. 2, 1995. Lee is survived by a son, G. Edward Davis; a daughter, Laura Lee Davis and her partner Keith Benoit; seven grandchildren, Michael, Amy, Gerry, Keith Jr., Natalie Ann, Tyler and Lee; three stepgrandchildren, Lorelei, Paul and Ryan; a sister, Mildred Hallenbach; and nieces and nephews. Visiting hours where family and friends can share memories of Lee will be on Thursday, June 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.

S. WILLIAM WEBB

FAIRFAX — S. William Webb, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 26, 2003, at his residence in Fairfax. He was born on March 4, 1913, in Birmingham, England, son of the late Samuel and Sara Jane (Brooks) Webb. He was a graduate of BFAFairfax, Class of 1931, and as an accomplished trombonist, was a member of BFA 1929 Vermont State Championship Orchestra. He was also one of the original members of the Fairfax-Wesford Band. Bill married the former Marion Leach on June 3, 1939, in the Baptist Church in Fairfax. He was a lifelong farmer and maple sugar maker. He served his community as a BFA School Board member for over 20 years. He was a member of the United Church of Fairfax and was a proud Mason of Lamoille Lodge 6, F&AM, of Fairfax as well as a member of OES. In his retirement years, as a member of the Enosburg Country Club, Bill could be seen often traversing the greens and fairways of his favorite golf course. He loved his grandchildren and especially enjoyed the time spent with them throughout their growing years. He is survived by his wife, Marion Webb of Fairfax; four daughters, Pauline Lavallee and her husband, Paul, of Fairfax, Wanda Nichols and her husband, John, of Clarksville, Ga., Shirley Stevens of Carlsbad, Calif. and Martha Webb of Fairfax; one brother, J. Douglas Webb of Fairfax; two sisters, Ivy Ovitt and her husband, Orman, of Fairfax, and Frena Phillips and her husband, William, of Westford; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; two cousins, Arthur Webb and his wife, Margaret, of Fairfax, and Herbert Webb of Swanton. He was also predeceased by a son-inlaw and two grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, May 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the United Church of Fairfax, with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Bill's memory to Alzheimer's Association, Vt. & N.H. Center, 10 Ferry St., Suite 427B, Concord, N.H. 033015004, or American Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Vt. Chapter, P.O. Box 788, Milton, Vt. 05468. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayes richfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by HayesRich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

RICHARD K. HANSON

COLCHESTER - Richard K. Hanson of Colchester died suddenly at home while with his wife, Kate Gavin, on May 24, 2003. Richard was born on June 2, 1953, in Hackensack, N.J. He was the son of Doris and Kenwood Hanson of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., formerly of Hillsdale, N.J. Richard graduated from Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale in 1971, and got his B.A. in English and his teaching certification from Susquenhanna University in 1976. Richard completed his master's In arts and education from Lesley College. Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Kate Gavin, and stepson, Dan Goetz, of Colchester; his father, Kenwood Hanson of Fairfield Glade; his sister, Barbara Lorenz and her husband, Richard, of Park Ridge N.J.; his sister, Christine Adams and her husband, Ken Kaufman, of Princeton Junction, N.J.; and his sister, Laurie Hanson of Montpelier. He was predeceased by his mother, Doris Rogers Hanson, in July of 2002. Richard is also survived and loved by many nieces and nephews in both Vermont and New Jersey. Richard taught English at BFA Fairfax for five years and produced numerous theatrical productions as the drama director. Richard was a passionate teacher, musician, and artist. His love of the arts and his wonderful sense of humor were contagious. Richard was a shining star who profoundly touched the lives of everyone around him. A celebration of Richard's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Burlington at 152 Pearl St. A reception will follow after the service. Contributions may be made to: BFA Fairfax Drama Club, 74 Hunt St., Fairfax, Vt. 05454. Arrangements are by LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.

DAVID M. YARNELL, ESQ.

ST. ALBANS -- David M. Yarnell passed away Monday morning, May 19, 2003, following a sudden illness. He was born in Burlington March 8, 1945, the son of Clyde and Rita (Hayes) Yarnell and grew up in Colchester.

David was a graduate of Rice Memorial, the University of Vermont, and the University of Maine Law School in 1970. Following graduation, he clerked for the Hon. Bernard J. Leddy, Chief U.S. District Judge, District of Vermont from 1970-1971. He then joined the law firm of Kissane Associates in St. Albans where he practiced for the next 32 years.

He was a member of the Franklin County Bar Association and its president from 1966-1997; a member of the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association and its president from 1990-1991; a member of the Vermont Bar Association Board of Managers, 1976-77; a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Advocacy.

He was a force behind the formation of the Franklin County Bar Association Free Legal Clinic. He was also the general manager of the Hunting and Fishing League baseball team, the Tortfeasers.

The joys in David's life were his family, especially his children; his Belvidere hunting camp and surrounding woods. David was an avid gardener and his flowers were enjoyed by all his friends and family. He loved all sports, but baseball was his favorite. This life-long Red Sox fan left knowing the Sox were in first place.

David is survived by his wife of 35 years, Carolyn (Pratt) Yarnell; his mother, Rita Yarnell of Colchester; his children, Kathleen Y. Price of London, UK, Molly A. Yarnell of Bozeman, Montana, and Bryan P. Yarnell of Burlington; his sister, Patricia Yarnell of Colchester; his brother, Clyde Yarnell and his wife, Carol, of Alburg; his brother, Robert Yarnell and his wife, Wendy, of Colchester; his brother, James Yarnell and his wife, Donna, of Swanton; and his very special aunt, Sue Foley, of Shelburne. He also leaves many other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather in Dave's honor on Friday at 1 p.m. in the Owl Club on the corner of Congress Street and Maiden Lane in the City of St. Albans. His family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or Vermont Lung Assoc., 30 Farrell St., So. Burlington, Vt. 05403-9987.

DENNIS P. PALMER

FAIRFAX — Dennis P. Palmer, 50, of Cherrierville Road died unexpectedly Sunday, May 4, 2003, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Dennis was born May 27, 1952, in St. Albans, the son of Leslie and Wanda Chappel Palmer. A lifelong resident of Fairfax, Dennis graduated from Bellows Free Academy with the Class of 1971. Oct. 6, 1973, he married Denise Lavallee in St. Luke's Catholic Church in Fairfax. Dennis loved his family and he loved his farm. He enjoyed being in the woods, whether it be logging in the forest or hunting. He felt at home doing what he loved. He will be greatly missed. Dennis leaves his wife, Denise of Fairfax; his three children, Dylan and Benjamin Palmer of Fairfax, and Crystal Rozwood and her husband, Ronald, of Eglin Air Force Base in Florida; his parents, Leslie and Wanda Palmer of Fairfax; his brothers and sisters, Sandra Lucia and friend, Dwight Dimond, of Bristol, Mike and Kathy Palmer of Georgia, Nancy and Gary Coon of Williston, Elijah Palmer of Fairfax, and Mary and Bill Meigs of St. Albans; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Laurent and Doris Lavallee of Westford; his sisters-in-law and brothers-inlaw, Diane Wieneke of Mankato, Minn., Ann and Junior Drinkwine of Westford, Janet and Mike Lavery of Grand Isle, and Lucy and Jim Page of Westford; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his pets, Bubbs, Ginger and Lily. He was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Daryl Wieneke. Visiting hours and funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to either Fairfax Rescue, c/o Jamie Rigoni, Treasurer, P.O. Box 428, Fairfax, Vt. 05454; or to the Liver and Organ Transplantation Fund at Fletcher Allen Health Care, c/o the Development Office, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7, Milton.

MARGERY M. (HULBERT) LAWYER

BAKERSFIELD — Margery M. Lawyer, 86, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, in Haven Health Center in St. Albans. She was born Aug. 27, 1916, in Fairfax, the daughter of the late Elmer and Gertrude (Putnam) Hulbert. Margery was a resident of Bakersfield most of her life and for the past four years had resided at Haven Health Center. She was a member of the Bakersfield Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star Harmony Chapter and Martha Washington Chapter. She was employed at Locke Haven Nursing Home in Jeffersonville, then at Kerbs Memorial Hospital in St. Albans for 15 years, retiring in 1981. She also served on the board of directors for the Franklin County Home Health Agency. She is survived by a son and his wife, Thomas “Teed“ and Peg Lawyer of Bakersfield; a sister and her husband, Thelma and George Stebbins of Sheldon; a brother and his wife, Carl and Laura Hulbert of Salt Springs, Fla.; two grandchildren and their spouses, Lance and Sharon Lawyer of Bakersfield, and April and Tim Geddes of East Fairfield; six great-grandchildren,Tara, Ryan, Kate, Tyler, Emily and Colby; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Darius W. “Red“ Lawyer, on Aug. 14, 1991; two brothers, Samuel and Elmer Hulbert; and two sisters, Inez Cota and Evelyn Facto. In keeping with Margery's wishes, she will be cremated. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Bakersfield Methodist Church with Pastor Marshall True officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.

CHARLOTTE H. KEEFE

WATERBURY - Charlotte H. Keefe, 98, a longtime resident of Perry Hill, passed away in the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she had spent the past nine years, on Friday, May 2, 2003. Born in Westford on Jan. 4, 1905, she was the daughter of the late William O. and Maude (Laughlin) King. On Oct. 3, 1927, she married Bernard J. Keefe in Waterbury. Mr. Keefe passed away on May 15, 1961. Charlotte was currently the oldest surviving graduate of Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax, the Class of 1923. Moving to Waterbury as a young woman, she worked at the Vermont State Hospital as an occupational therapist for several years. Following her marriage, she was busy as a mother, homemaker and helping her husband on the family farm. Charlotte later worked at the former Bailey's Department Store and the F.C. Luce Co., both of Waterbury. Her memberships included St. Andrew Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas - Court St. Theresa and the Altar Society, all of Waterbury. She particularly enjoyed her large family and playing a competitive game of Bridge. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Sutherland and her husband, Stuart, of North Adams, Mass., Judy Woodruff and her husband, John "Skip", of Waterbury, and Susan Keefe and her husband, Richard Gaull, of Woodstock; two sons, Bernard Keefe and his wife, Dorothy, of Fairfax, and David Keefe and his wife, Pauline, of Waterbury; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Denise Keefe of Williston; three sisters, Bernice Gallagher of St. Albans, Margarete Raleigh of Swanton, and Patricia Hardy of Shrewsbury, Mass.; a brother, Armand Martin of Schenectady, N.Y.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Two sons, William Keefe and John "Jack" Keefe, and a daughter-in-law, Sally Spence Keefe predeceased her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Andrew Catholic Church on Thursday, May 8, at 11 a.m. There will be no calling hours. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641, or to the Waterbury Food Shelf, 57 South Main Street, Waterbury, Vt. 05676. On-line condolences may be expressed and a guest book signed at www.perkinsparker .com. Arrangements are in the care of the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury.

 

MICHAEL JAMES MURPHY

FAIRFAX — Michael James Murphy, 47, died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack Friday, May 2, 2003, in Olin College in Needham, Mass. Michael was born in St. Albans on April 20, 1956, the son of Ronald and Janice (Church) Murphy. He was a graduate of the Class of 1974 at BFA in St. Albans and attended the University of Vermont. Michael married the love of his life, Barbara Smith, in St. Paul Cathedral in Burlington on June 21, 1980. They resided in Fairfax for over 20 years. Together they raised two precious children, Christopher and Kathryn, in whom he took great pride and joy. Michael worked at IBM for over 25 years, most recently as a systems analyst. Michael had many passions, varying from watching Formula 1 auto races, his great interest in Egyptology and dinosaurs and hybridizing day lilies. In addition to his wife, Barbara, of Fairfax, Mike is survived by his son, Christopher A. Murphy, presently attending Olin College and his daughter, Kathryn E. Murphy, presently a senior at BFA in Fairfax. He is also survived by his parents, Ronald and Janice Murphy of St. Albans; his sisters, Karyn Murphy-Saunders and her husband, Frank, of Connecticut, and Meegan Delphia and her husband, Michael, of Williston; his brother, Sean Murphy and fiancee Deb Coulam of South Burlington; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Levi P. Smith Jr. and Sybil Watts Smith of Burlington; his brothers-in-law, Levi Smith III and his wife, Paola, of Chicago, Ill., and John Smith of Shelburne,; by his sister-in-law, Victoria Powers and her husband, Mark, of Charlotte and by a niece and nine nephews. He is also survived by many dear friends, especially Gary Allen and Kim Phelps of Burlington. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 6, at 2 p.m. in the Fairfax United Methodist Church with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. Contributions may be made in Michael's memory to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont-Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 061501160. Visiting hours will be held at Michael and Barbara's home in Fairfax from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m today. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home of Milton.

SEAN MICHAEL REYNOLDS

FAIRFAX - Sean Michael Reynolds, 19, of Fairfax, died unexpectedly April 20, 2003, in Westford due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Burlington on Feb. 5, 1984, son of Seth Reynolds Jr. and Gloria (Bessette) Reynolds. Sean attended Fairfax schools and Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. He was currently employed at Yankee Corporation as a machinist. He loved fishing and was an avid snowboarder and skateboarder and also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. The family would like to give special thanks to Jane and Edward Laviletta for there help and support through this tough time. Sean is survived by his mother, Gloria Daignault and husband, John, of Fairfax; his father, Seth Reynolds Jr. and his wife, Annette, of Johnson; a sister, Danielle German and her husband, David, of Florida; one stepbrother, Joshua Corrigan of Johnson; one stepsister, Kayleigh Gabbeitt of Johnson; and several special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and many close friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Henry and Gwen Bessette, and Seth Reynolds Sr. and Mary Reynolds. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark Catholic Church in Burlington. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Essex. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, April 22, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St. Winooski

 

JASON PAUL DAIGNAULT

FAIRFAX - Jason Paul Daignault, 21, of Fairfax, died unexpectedly Sunday April 20, 2003, in Westford due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Burlington on Oct. 17, 1981, the son of John and Donna (Daudelin) Daignault. Jason graduated from Burlington High School, Class of 2000. He was currently employed by The Crank Shop in Essex as a welder. He loved hunting, snowmobiling, and football. Jason was captain of the 2000 Vermont State Champion Burlington High School Football Team. He will be deeply missed by his family and many close friends. He is survived by his mother, Donna Line and her husband, David, of Burlington; his father, John Daignault and his wife, Gloria, of Fairfax; several stepbrothers and stepsisters; his maternal grandmother, Marilyn (Daudelin) Davis and her husband, Harry, of Burlington; his paternal grandmother, Jeannette Daignault of Burlington; his stepgrandmother, Ruth Malone of Colchester; six uncles, Dennis Daudelin of Nashua, N.H., Gary Daudelin and his wife, Eileen, of Burlington, Gill Daudelin and his wife, Sheryl, of Burlington, Dan "DJ" Daudelin of St. Albans, Greg Daudelin and his wife, Tracy, of Burlington, and James Daignault and his wife, Sue, of Ripton; two aunts, Janet Dufrane and her husband, Jerry, of Burlington, and Joan Jorczak and her husband, Jeff, of Connecticut; and several other aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark Catholic Church in Burlington. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burlington High School Football Fund, 52 Institute Rd., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Visiting hours will Tuesday, April 22, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St. Winooski.

 

EDITH HILMA LINDBERG

Edith was born in Lund, Sweden, daughter of Tage Lindberg and Anna Kristina Larrson on February 10, 1920 died at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vermont on March 14, 2003. Edith was single and had worked as an office worker for a Commercial Airline. She was residing on Leach Road in Fairfax, Vermont at the time of her death. Arrangements by Minor Funeral Home.

GORDON CHARLES LAWLISS

FAIRFAX/WILLIAMSTOWN -- Our beloved Gordon Lawliss, age 91, passed away March 10, 2003. He was born Jan. 25, 1912, in Calais, Vt. He married Bea Tripp, who predeceased him on Jan. 6, 1995, after 61-years of marriage.He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Atwell and her husband Flem of Montana, and Brenda Barr and her husband Briane and Gordon's granddaughter Heather, all of Fairfax, whom Gordon lived with for 18 years; six other grandchildren, Arlene Smith of Ohio, Kyle Atwell of Ohio, Leigh Atwell of Montana, Shawn Atwell of Virginia, Sherry Pump of Louisiana, Cindy Santino of Tennessee; and several other great-grandchildren. There will be no visiting hours or funeral services. A Masonic Graveside Service with inurnment will be held in the Spring in the family lot in Williamstown at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Gordon's memory to the American Lung Association, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

NELLIE (BURNOR) WEBB

FAIRFAX — Nellie (Burnor) Webb, 81, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2003, in Copley Manor Nursing Home in Morrisville. She was born in Fairfield on Oct. 10, 1921, daughter of the late Henry and Anne (Adams) Burnor. In 1946, while working as the town clerk for Fairfield for many years, she met the love of her life, J. Douglas Webb, while recording a partial deed to the Webb family farm. Labor Day, Sept. 6, 1948, they were joined in marriage in East Fairfield. Together, they raised their family on their Fairfax farm, peacefully nestled in the luscious green hills of Vermont. Nellie was a genuine “farmer's wife“, committed to their family and dedicated to their farming business. Somehow, she found the time to give back to the Fairfax community she loved so much, volunteering as chairperson of the Fairfax Planning Commission. She was a dedicated volunteer for the Franklin County Field Days. Supporting their own sugarmaking operation, she was an invaluable volunteer, holding several positions including past chairperson of the largely attended Vermont Maple Festival in St. Albans. There, as an excellent baker (never using a measuring cup), she introduced a delicacy of homemade donuts, glazed with her own tasty maple cream recipe. These mouth-watering treats are still requested year after year at the festival and widely known as “Nellie's Donuts“. She remained a committed, dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many until afflicted with her illness in 1990. The family would like to sincerely thank the Copley Manor staff for their loving care and personal attentions during her stay. Nellie will be well remembered for her community involvement, family and farm commitment and unconditional love for all. She is survived by her husband, J. Douglas Webb of Fairfax; two sons, James “Jim“ Douglas Webb II of Fairfax, and Dale S. Webb of Fairfax; a daughter, Linda Willmott and her husband, Dennis, of Jericho; a brother, George Burnor and his wife, Joan, of Fairfield; four grandchildren, Garrett and Brooke Webb, and Daniel and Stephanie Willmott; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Visiting hours will be held today, March 10, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the HayesRich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, in the United Church of Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Nellie's memory to Franklin County Home Health and Hospice, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478; Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, P.O. Box 158, Winooski, Vt. 05404; or the charity of one's choice. Friends who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

PHYLLIS A. (WEBB) MAXFIELD

FAIRFAX — Phyllis Ann (Webb) Maxfield, 71, passed away in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington on Friday, March 7, 2003. She was born in Fairfax on Jan. 30, 1932, daughter of the late Herbert and Rose (Shepard) Webb. She is survived by three sons, Harold, Charles, and Philip; two daughters, Rose and Julie; three brothers, George, Arthur, and Herbert; one sister, Mable; 12 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Phyllis was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be sadly missed. Per her wishes, services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt.

KEVIN JAMES MCGOVERN

JERICHO - Kevin James McGovern, 48, passed away in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon, N.H. from injuries sustained in a traffic accident on March 2, 2003. He was born in Burlington, son of the late John Patrick McGovern and the late Phyllis (Bell) McGregor. Kevin grew up on the family farm in Jeffersonville. He graduated from Lamoille Union High School, Class of 1972, where he was very active in athletic activities, especially baseball. Kevin graduated from Colorado State University in 1976. He married Audrey Zacek on June 17, 1978, in Redding, Conn. He taught high school Agribusiness in Middlebury. Kevin went into business in 1981 when he opened Jeffersonville Feed and Hardware, and later Jeri-Hill Hardware in Jericho. In 1998, he sold the businesses but continued his agricultural and business interests through management of various properties. Kevin derived a great deal of satisfaction from his success in business and a great deal of pleasure from his family and children. We love you Kevin and you will always be in our hearts. We will never forget you. He is survived by his wife, Audrey (Zacek) McGovern; his son, Kevin Jesse McGovern; his daughter, Whitney Z. McGovern; three brothers, John Patrick McGovern Jr., Thomas J. McGovern, and Robert McGregor Jr.; his stepfather, Robert McGregor; three aunts, Eunice (Bell) Gates, Carole (Bell) Locke, and Phyllis (McGovern) Soule; one uncle, Thomas J. McGovern and many nieces, nephews and cousins, all of Vermont. He was also predeceased by his sister, Mary (McGovern) Fletcher. Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the HayesRich Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Cambridge with the Rev. Francis Holland officiating. Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfuneralhome. com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt.

JUDY MAUDE EVANS

FAIRFAX - Judy Maude Evans, 45, died on Monday, March 3, 2003, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington after a courageous battle to save her life from carbon monoxide poisoning. She was born on Jan. 7, 1958, in St. Albans, the seventh child born to Roswell Evans Sr. and the late Clara (Rock) Evans. Judy worked in the cleaning business for many years. She was a dedicated employee of the Fairfield Inn and Suites. Most recently she was doing commercial and private housekeeping. Over the years Judy cooked for many. People would come from far and wide just to fill up on one of her fantastic meals. Judy loved to be at home in the kitchen with the love of her life, Eriberto. Together they made their house a home with Judy's two children Julie and D.J. She is survived by her father, Roswell Evans Sr. and his wife, Doris, of St. Albans; her daughter, Julie Cross and her fiance, Chris Goldenstein, of Fairfax; her son, Danford "DJ" Cross Jr. of Fairfax; six brothers, Roswell Evans Jr. of Columbia, S.C., Michael Evans and his wife, Bonnie, of Swanton, Homer Evans of St. Albans Bay, David Evans and his wife, Kathleen, of St. Albans, Thomas Evans and his wife, Francine, of Gardiner, Maine, and Gary Evans and his wife, Jan, of East Hartford, Conn.; one sister, Sarah Evans of Monument, Colo.; 19 nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends. She also leaves Eriberto Cobeo's family who opened their arms to Judy and made her feel so loved. Special loving friends Judy leaves behind are Tim and Julia Ashline, and Emily Hinsdale. She was also predeceased by her mother, Clara Evans, in May of 2000; and by her fiance, the love of her life, Eriberto "Ed" Cobeo on February 26, 2003. Visiting hours for both Judy and Eriberto will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 5, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rev. John Feltz will offer a wake service at 3:45 p.m. in the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 6, at 11 a.m. in the United Church of Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Albans. Memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund to benefit DJ and Julie, c/o Peoples Trust Co., 26 Kingman St., St. Albans, Vt. 05478, Attn. Trust Dept.. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfun eralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

ERIBERTO "ED" COBEO

FAIRFAX - Eriberto "Ed" Cobeo, 40, died on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington after a courageous battle to save his life from carbon monoxide poisoning. He was born in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NYC on March 31, 1962, son of Hector and Esther (Morales) Cobeo. "Eri" relocated to Vermont and attended Burlington High School, followed by a degree in business administration from Johnson State College. Eriberto was a dedicated employee for Federal Express, the Green Mountain Coffee Division, and was appreciated and loved by his fellow coworkers. "Ed" will be remembered as a loving stepfather and true friend, as well as a devoted mate to Judy M. Evans, who passed away Monday, March 3, 2003. He was a passionate man who loved fishing, cooking, gardening and loved the Green Mountains of Vermont. May God bless his soul and let him rest in peace. He is survived by, Judy Evans' family who Eri lovingly embraced as his extended family; his stepchildren, Julie Cross, and Danford James "DJ" Cross; his father, Hector Cobeo and his wife Bertha; two brothers, Hector Cobeo and his wife Beatriz, and Wilfredo Cobeo and his wife Enid; two sisters, Maybeline Cobeo and Nilsa Garrett and her husband Lawrence; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Esther (Morales) Cobeo in October of 1981. Visiting hours for both Eriberto and Judy will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 5, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rev. John Feltz will offer a wake service at 3:45 p.m. in the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 6, at 11 a.m. in the United Church of Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Albans. Memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund to benefit DJ and Julie, c/o Peoples Trust Co., 26 Kingman St., St. Albans, Vt. 05478, Attn. Trust Dept. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences by visiting www.hayesrichfun eralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

JACQUELINE J. (RAYMOND) SPAULDING

FAIRFAX — Jacqueline “Jackie“ J. (Raymond) Spaulding, 42, passed away at her home Wednesday, Feb.19, 2003. She was born Feb. 22, 1960, daughter of Frederick and Lillian (Fleming) Raymond. Jackie graduated from Winooski High School, Class of 1978. She married Michael Spaulding on Aug. 25, 1984, in the First Congregational Church in Essex Junction. Jackie was a dedicated bookkeeper, providing bookkeeping services to many local businesses over the years. She also served as the Fairfax Rescue treasurer for several years and was a loyal and loving caretaker of many. Her greatest devotion was to her nieces and nephews and their “great adventures“. Jackie enjoyed crocheting for her family and playing their favorite card game, Hand and Foot. She loved outdoor camping, especially the precious times spent at her favorite campground, River's Bend in Middlebury, nestled among the beautiful green hills of Vermont along the pristine waters of the Otter Creek and New Haven River. She was a wonderful and loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Her passing will be a tremendous loss to her community, many friends and family. She is survived by her husband, Michael Spaulding of Fairfax: her stepson, Louis Spaulding and Karla of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; her parents, Frederick and Lillian Raymond of Winooski; two brothers, Frederick Raymond and his wife, Debbie, of California, and Jeremy Raymond and his wife, Emily, of Essex Junction; two sisters, Lourie Parot and her husband, Daniel, of South Burlington, and Robin Smith and her husband, Harlan, of Essex Junction; three brothers-in-law, Jeffrey Spaulding and his wife, Lynn, of Colchester, John Spaulding of South Burlington, and Gregory Spaulding and his wife, Penny, of Burlington; two sisters-in-law, Tara Spaulding and John Klyszeiko of Burlington, and Shellie Williams of Burlington; her stepgranddaughter, Jessica Spaulding of Plattsburgh; five aunts; four uncles 11 nieces; seven nephews; many cousins; and many, many close friends. She was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Betty Spaulding, in 1990, her father-in-law, Harris Spaulding, in 1998, two aunts and three uncles. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the HayesRich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. in the United Church of Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin and Pastor Kim Ransom co-officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax in the spring at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made in Jackie's memory to the Fairfax Rescue Squad Inc., P.O. Box 228, Fairfax, Vt. 05454. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences at www.hayesrich-funeralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

MARGARET (MARSHALL) DUNTON BROSSEAU

ESSEX JUNCTION - Margaret M. Brosseau, 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in Fairfax on Aug. 28, 1924, the daughter of Allen G. and Florence Mae (Gould) Marshall. Mrs. Brosseau operated a children's day care for 26 years. She adored children and proudly claimed that they were her life. She is survived by three children, Florence M. Talcott and family of Milton, Halsey A. Dunton Sr. and family of Essex Junction, and William S. Dunton and family of St. George; nine grandcchildren, Stephen, Dana and Tabitha Talcott, Cindy Hood, Melissa Bullard, Rebecca Spaulding and Halsey A. Dunton Jr., Briana and Codi Deuyour; 13 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Ronald Marshall of Georgia, Andrew and Harold Marshall of Milton, Richard Marshall of Georgia, and Malcolm Marshall of Williston; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the father of her children and best friend Stephen Dunton. She was predeceased by her siblings, Ralph, Walter, William, Pearl, Allen Jr., and George Marshall, Silvia Rogers, Kathryn Brault and Anita Mae Marshall. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. Visiting hours are today at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont-Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 061501160.

 

RITA GOLDIE (LAROCHELLE) IRISH

FAIRFAX — Rita Goldie (LaRochelle) Irish, 83, a lifelong resident of Fairfax, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, in Haven Health Care in St. Albans. She was born Aug.26, 1919, in Fairfax, daughter of the late Wilfred Joseph and Ada (Greenia) LaRochelle. Following her school years, she married Howard Frederick Irish, who predeceased her in 1967. Rita worked for many dedicated years as a housekeeper. She loved listening to Polish and fiddle music and enjoyed spending time with friends and family playing cards. Rita enjoyed tending to her bountiful vegetable gardens and in her later years her beautiful flower gardens. She was a loving and wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know and love her. She is survived by 11 children: Betsy Berardinelli and her husband, Frank, of Fletcher, Charles “Joe“ Irish and Gisele Tretanier of Graniteville, Janet Carpenter of St. Albans, Marge Jagodzinski and her husband, George, of Stamford, Conn., Ronald Irish and his wife, Barbara, of Fairfax, Larry “Ike“ Irish and Brenda Barkyoumb of Fairfax, Linda Turner and her husband, Robert, of Norwalk, Conn., Christine Williams and her husband, David, of Milton, Valerie Irish of Colchester, Sheila Reese and her husband, Bret, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and Mark Irish and his wife, Deborah, of Fairfax; a brother and three sisters, Robert LaRochelle and his wife, Marilyn, of Enosburg, Pauline Sauve and her husband, Arthur, of Grand Isle, Edith Graves of Sheldon, and Judith Parsons and her husband, Harold, “Bud“ of Fairfax;31 grandchildren and 31 greatgrandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by a brother, Wilfred LaRochelle, and a sister, Martha Sweeney. There will be no visiting hours or funeral services. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences to www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax.

LOUISE (MARTIN) WOLD

FAIRFAX -- E. Louise (Martin) Wold, age 85, passed away Jan. 29, 2003, at the Holiday House, five days following her husband's passing, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 1, 1917, in Bedford, Mass., daughter of the late George and Sophia (Pike) Martin, Jr. Louise married C. Arthur Wold on June 15, 1941, in Bedford, Mass. and the couple celebrated their 61st anniversary in 2002. She was a dedicated and hardworking co-owner of a bakery during her years in Massachusetts and was well known for her beautiful cake decorating skills. Louise moved to Fairfax in 1971 where she owned and operated a book store on Main Street. She was active in her community as a Past Matron of Fairfax Unity Chapter 17, Order of the Eastern Star, and Past Grand Representative of Arkansas of the O.E.S. State of Vermont. She continued to be active in the community as a member of the United Church of Fairfax and by attending Eastern Star meetings throughout the state. She loved spending time bird watching, working on puzzles and playing card games with her family. Louise also enjoyed many harmonious hours attending barber shop quartets. She touched the lives of her family and friends in so many special ways and she will be admired and remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She is survived by her children, Marjorie Ellsworth and husband, John, of Fairfax, Carl Arthur Wold, Jr. and wife, Dorothy, of Methuen, Mass., Karen Stetson and husband ,Ralph, of Westford, Rick Wold of St. Johnsbury; six grandchildren, Beth Jasinski and husband Brett, Joanne Ellsworth, Lori Thayer and husband, Trevor, Carleen Amasya and husband, Sid, Nancy Barrows and husband, Rick, Timothy Stetson and his wife, Amy; 10 great-grandchildren, Issac Jasinski, Megan and Caitlin Thayer, Craig, Jill and Kayla Amasya, Jessica and Rick Barrows, Anne and William Stetson; one great-great-granddaughter, Olivia Smith; two sisters, Beryl Hill of Massachusetts, Grace Dunham and husband Carroll of Massachusetts. She was also predeceased by two grandsons, Robert Blaisdell and Thomas Stetson; two brothers, George Martin and Richard Martin; and one sister, Dorothy Cress. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home with Eastern Star memorial services at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Fairfax with the Reverend Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will be in the spring at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Louise's memory may be made to the Baptist Building Restoration Fund, c/o Wayne Sweet, Treasurer, 44 Sweet Slattery Rd., E. Fairfield, Vt. 05448. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences to www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

C. ARTHUR WOLD

FAIRFAX -- C. Arthur Wold, age 90, passed away Jan. 24, 2003, at the Holiday House in St. Albans, five days prior to his wife's passing, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 18, 1912 in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Lars and Elsa (Ringholm) Wold. Arthur married the former E. Louise Martin on June 15, 1941, in Bedford, Mass. and the couple celebrated their 61st anniversary in 2002. During his years in Massachusetts, he established his own bakery and became well-known for his baking expertise. While there, he was an active Mason and Past Master of the King Cyrus Lodge AF & FM and a Shriner in the Aleppo Temple of Eastern Massachusetts. Arthur moved to Fairfax in 1971 and became active in the community as a member of the Lamoille Lodge 6 F & AM in Fairfax, Past Patron of Fairfax Unity, Chapter 17 Order of the Eastern Star, Past District Deputy and Past Grand Representative of Manitoba of the O.E.S. State of VT, and member of the United Church of Fairfax. Arthur served as a Town Lister of Fairfax and as a member of the Fairfax Rescue Squad. Arthur loved playing golf at the Enosburg Country Club with his friends. He was family oriented and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be greatly missed by the many family and friends who had the distinct honor of knowing and loving him. He is survived by his children, Marjorie Ellsworth and husband, John, of Fairfax, Carl Arthur Wold, Jr. and wife, Dorothy, of Methuen, Mass., Karen Stetson and husband, Ralph, of Westford, Rick Wold of St. Johnsbury; six grandchildren, Beth Jasinski and husband, Brett, Joanne Ellsworth, Lori Thayer and husband ,Trevor, Carleen Amasya and her husband, Sid, Nancy Barrows and her husband, Rick, Timothy Stetson and his wife, Amy; 10 great-grandchildren, Issac Jasinski, Megan and Caitlin Thayer, Craig, Jill and Kayla Amasya, Jessica and Rick Barrows, Anne and William Stetson; one great-great-granddaughter, Olivia Smith; two brothers, Roy Wold and wife, Earline, of Texas, Robert Wold of New Hampshire; four sisters, Bertha King of New Hampshire, Audrey Besaw and husband, Nelson, of Massachusetts, May Sleep of Massachusetts, Marie Pappas and husband, Anthony, of Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by two grandsons, Robert Blaisdell and Thomas Stetson; two brothers, Lawrence Wold and Walter Wold; and one sister, Anna Wold. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, 2003 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home with Masonic and Eastern Star memorial services at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Fairfax with the Reverend Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will be in the spring at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Arthur's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05602 or Club Respite, P. O. Box 515, St. Albans Bay, Vt. 05481. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences to www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.

WILFRED J. "WILLY" BUSHEY

FAIRFAX- Wilfred J. "Willy" Bushey, 61, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans following a long and courageous battle with heart disease. Wilfred was born in Burlington on June 15, 1941, the son of Wilburt and Cristina (Wilcox) Bushey. He was a veteran serving with the U.S. Army at the start of the Vietnam War. May 23, 1981, he married Sandra Jones in Milton. They lived on School Street in Fairfax for the past 20 years. Willy was employed at MIlton Bradley for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his greatest love was spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Sandra, Willy is survived by his son, John Bigelow and his wife, Eileen, of Fairfax; his daughters, Molly Bigelow and Carrie Bushey, both of Fairfax; his grandchildren, Sarah and Patrick Bigelow, and Marshall Bushey; his special nieces, Tanya and April Bushey; his brother, Wilburt Bushey of Essex Junction; his sister, Joan Sintz and her husband, Sean, of Alburg; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Marshall Bigelow, in 1996, and a brother, Donald Bushey. For those who wish, contributions in Willy's memory may be made to his family, c/o Sandra Bushey, P.O. Box 65, Fairfax, Vt. 05454. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a service to be held at 8 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.

WILLIAM GREENLAW TESSIN

FAIRFAX -- William G. (Bill) Tessin, 86, died at Northwest Medical Center in St. Albans, on Jan. 5, after a short illness. He was the husband of Lorraine (Bradley) Tessin. Born in Boston, the son of the late Fred G. and Laura Tessin, he was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and attended Babson College. After a 25 year career as manager of the family music business, C.W. Homeyer, Co. in Boston, he later worked in various sales management positions for the B.F. Goodrich Company before retiring in 1978. Mr. Tessin was a longtime resident of Plymouth, Mass. before moving to Vermont in 1993. Besides his wife, Mr. Tessin is survived by his sons, W. Wayne Tessin (Judy) of Plymouth, Mass. and Dana B. Tessin of Fairfax; and grandchildren, Lt. Craig (Elizabeth), Heather (Simon Hajnasr) and Trevor (Lisette); along with 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Fred G. Tessin Jr. A private memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at The Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square, Plymouth, Mass. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Heifer Project International, 1015 Louisiana St., Little Rock, AR 72202.


LAURA E. (KIMBALL) HUBBERT

EVERGREEN, Colo./FAIRFAX - Laura E. Hubbert passed away peace- fully on Dec. 31, 2002, in Colorado. Laura was born in Nebraska on Aug. 27, 1913. Laura graduated from the University of Nebraska and went on to teach in Nebraska and Colorado. She married Myron Hubbert in 1937. They lived in various parts of the country until they settled in Fairfax, Vt., where they lived for over 50 years. Laura taught music at the Fairfax schools, and was the choir director and organist at the United Church where the Hubberts' were members. She was also a member of the Eastern Stars and the Senior Citizens. She was predeceased by her husband and two sons. She is survived by two children, Louise Decker and John Hubbert, both of Colorado. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and many greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held in Fairfax later this year. Contributions may be made in memory of Laura to the Fairfax Baptist Church Restoration Fund, 44 Sweet Slattery Rd., E. Fairfield, Vt. 05448.

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