Miscellaneous Addison County, Vermont Obituaries

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Margarett Nichols
MIDDLEBURY - Margarett (Wade) Nichols, 87, of Middlebury and formerly of Manchester, died on May 31, 2001, at Porter Hospital. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the Whiting Community Church on Route 30.

Anne Jackman
WHITE RIVER JCT. - Anne Lovell Wilson Jackman, 81, died May 29, 2001, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Sept. 14, 1919, in Rockingham, a daughter of Leverett C. and Frances (Stockwell) Lovell. She graduated from Bellows Falls High School in 1937 and from the University of Vermont in 1942. She was married to Donald E. Wilson on May 23, 1942, in Albany, Ga. He died in 1961. She taught school in Bristol for two years and then was a dressmaker in her home in Bristol for 40 years. She married Glenn F. Jackman Dec. 2, 1972, in Bristol. He died in 1974. In 1986 she retired and moved to White River Jct., to live with her sister, Aldis Dow. She served two terms on the Bristol Elementary School board and served 10 years as district clerk for Mount Abraham Union High School. She was a member of the Outlook Club and American Legion Auxiliary in Bristol, as well as a past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a charter member of the Green Mountain Civil War Roundtable, both in White River Jct. She is predeceased by a sister, Patience Burke, and a brother, L. Putnam Lovell. She is survived by two sisters, Elisabeth L. Bowman of Toms River, N.J., and Aldis L. Dow of White River Jct.; a son, Andon C. Wilson of Ludlow; a stepdaughter, Andrea Jackman Halnon of Lincoln; and a stepson, Dennis Jackman of Bristol. She is also survived by three step-grandsons, one step-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rockingham Meeting House Restoration Fund, c/o Dr. John Leppman, Oak Hill Terrace, Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101.

Gerardus Gosliga
ADDISON - Gerardus Gosliga, 80, died at his home on Monday, May 28, 2001, peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 17, 1920, in Beetgumermolen, the Netherlands, the son of Jacob and Froukje Gosliga. He immigrated with his wife, Grace Zylstra Gosliga, of Anjum, the Netherlands, and their children to the United States in December 1949. He and his wife celebrated 54 years of marriage. He was very devoted to his family, church, Christian education and conservation. He loved to work on his dairy farm and in his garden in Addison. He began his farming career as a young man of 13 managing the family potato farm in Holland. World War II forced him into service in the Dutch Underground where he aided many people. His immigration to America led him to Minnesota, California, New York and finally Vermont, where he built a thriving dairy farm. He became a respected board member of the Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District of Middlebury. He is survived by his wife, Grace Gosliga; and their eight children, Wilma Breiland, Jacob Gosliga, Frances Bearor, Lubbert Gosliga, Irene Paresky, Alice Van Wyck, Geraldine Trudo, their spouses, and Grace Gosliga; 18 grandchildren; his brother, Cecil Gosliga of Ontario, Calif.; his sister, Akke Tuinman, Utrecht, the Netherlands; and his sister, Hijlkje de Jong, Leiderdorp, the Netherlands. Funeral services were held on Thursday at the Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Champlain Valley Christian School, 73B Church St., Vergennes, Vt. 05491.

Kathleen Read
BRIDPORT - Kathleen Danson Read, 93, of Bridport, formerly of Middlebury, died on Tuesday, May 29, 2001, with her daughter, Margaret, beside her. She was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England, on Nov. 21, 1907, the daughter of John and Margaret (Jones) Danson. She trained for a career in elocution and acting and earned a gold medal from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She taught speech and elocution, mostly to children, before her marriage in 1931 to George R, Read, also of Burnley. They resided in England, Geneva, Switzerland and Mineola, Long Island, N.Y. She moved to Vermont in 1964 and lived in Middlebury for 25 years. She worked in the accounting offices of Middlebury College and Benjamin Brothers Dry Cleaners. She was a member of the Middlebury Community Players; served as treasurer for the Vermont State and Middlebury Garden Clubs and the Middlebury Congregational Church Women's Fellowship. She was a member of Modern Homemakers Club of Bridport and an honorary member of the Green Mountain Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. She was predeceased by her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Read Rother of Bridport; two granddaughters and their husbands; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the Middlebury Congregational Church on Sunday. A private family graveside ceremony will be held later. Memorial contributions can be made to Middlebury Congregational Church, P.O. Box 407, Middlebury, Vt. 05753, or to a charity of one's choice.

Glenn Durfee Sr.
BRIDPORT - Glenn E. Durfee Sr., "Durf," 80, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Porter Hospital in Middlebury surrounded by his family. He was born in Madison, Wis., on July 1, 1921, a son of John and Alice (Bristol) Durfee. He served in the United States Army at the Panama Canal. He was a dairy farmer in Bridport. He was a longtime resident of Bridport and held numerous town offices and was an active volunteer in the town. He served as town selectman from 1963-1982. He was one of the founders of Tri-Town Water and served as superintendent for 18 years, and was the original water commissioner until his retirement in 1984. He was a charter member of the Bridport Volunteer Fire Department in 1949, and became a lifetime member of the fire department in 1985. He is survived by his children, Glenn "Skip" Durfee Jr. of Moriah, N.Y., Patricia Gingras of Bristol, Judy Charlebois of Addison, Cyrena Burghart of Valley Falls, Kan., and his companion, C. Jean Devino; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline (Briggs) Durfee, in 1996, a son, John Henry Durfee, in 1997, a granddaughter, Yvette Louise Durfee, in 1994, and a brother, Ray Durfee. A memorial service was held on Monday, July 30, in Middlebury. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bridport Fire Department, c/o Bub Crosby, P.O. Box 125, Bridport, Vt. 05734.

Ivan Johnson
ORWELL - Ivan Evard Johnson, 86, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at his home in Orwell. He was born in Sherburne on Oct. 31, 1914. He was the son of Rueben M. and Dora F. (LaPoint) Johnson. He received his early education in Tinmouth schools and had attended Rutland High School. He had been a resident of Orwell since 1989, moving here from Silver City, N.M. In his earlier years he had farmed in Chittenden, Orwell and later Shoreham. During that time he also drove truck for Hood Milk Company as well as driving for St. Johnsbury Trucking. From 1973 until 1987, he lived in Deadwood, S.D., where he operated a cattle ranch. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Ann (Gale) Johnson, of Orwell, whom he married in Ludlow Aug. 7, 1938; two daughters, Edith Ballard of Shoreham and Katherine Laframboise of Moriah, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A brother, Iver Johnson, and two sisters, Izah Martin and Iris Blanchard, predeceased him. The graveside committal service and burial was held on Monday, July 2, in Tinmouth.

Josie Trombley
WHITING - Josie Bridge Trombley, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at her home in Whiting. She was born in Mendon on Jan. 4, 1922. She was the daughter of Elton and Ella (Sawyer) Bridge. She was the first female player on the Mendon town baseball team. She played short stop for several years. She graduated from Rutland High School, class of 1939. She married Gerald "Boots" Trombley in June of 1941 in Pittsford. They had made their home in Whiting since 1951. In earlier years she helped her husband on the family farm. From 1954 until 1985 she had driven the school bus for Whiting Elementary School. She also was a driver for RSVP in Middlebury for 25 years, where she was known as "The Sunshine Kid." Surviving are two daughters, Brenda L. Trombley and Darlene A. Kratavil both of Ventura, Calif.; one sister, Elaine Theilman of Rutland; two brothers, Elton "Bugs" Bridge and Almer "Stub" Bridge, both of Rutland; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A sister, Leah Bradley, predeceased her. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place at the convenience of the family at St. Alphonsus Cemetery in Pittsford. Memorial gifts may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05733.

Jeanette Scamman
MIDDLEBURY - Jeannette Brown Scamman, 76, died Jan. 29 at Porter Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Born at Ellsworth Falls, Maine, Oct. 22, 1925, she was the daughter of Leon H. Brown and Alta (Quinn) Brown. She received her education and graduated from Ellsworth High School. She married Richard E. Scamman on June 1, 1947. She is survived by four children, Bruce A. Scamman and his wife Barbara of Colchester; Karen A. Taylor of Salisbury; Rosamund Hotte and her husband Stan, of Vergennes; Mark E. Scamman of Brandon; a brother, Lincoln W. Brown, and his wife Vergie, of Ellsworth, Maine; two sisters-in-law Rhoda C. Brown of Ellsworth, Maine, and Joanne Scamman Thompson of Surry, Maine; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard, and her brothers William H. Brown and Dwight A. Brown Sr. There will be no calling hours and private interment will be at the family's convenience in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Project Independence, P. 0. Box 581, Middlebury, Vt. 05753, or Helen Porter Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury. Vt 05753.

Gerda A. Barber, 74
Shoreham - Gerda Adeline Carla Barber, 74, died Monday evening, June 3, 2002, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, after short illness. She was born on Oct. 2. 1927, in Bremerhaven, Germany, the daughter of August and Bertha (Floamer) Wehrenberg. She was educated and lived in Germany during the early part of her life. She met her husband, Charles Barber, in Germany during World War II, and later became a citizen of the United States. The couple was married on Aug. 16, 1947, in Fair Haven. She was a member of the Shoreham Congregational Church and she also enjoyed memberships in the Ladies' Auxiliary of the VFW in Middlebury and the Sixty-Plus Club of Shoreham. She enjoyed doing crafts, painting and cooking. She is survived by her husband, Charles Barber of Shoreham; her five sons and their spouses, Dave Barber of Orwell, Dwight Barber of Tower City, Pa., R. Kevin Barber of Braintree, Douglas Barber of Salisbury and Dale Barber of Shoreham; 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her brother, Wilhelm Wehrenberg. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Shoreham Congregational Church, followed by burial in the Lakeview Cemetery in Shoreham, Memorial contributions may be offered to the Shoreham Congregational Church.

Herve L. Chartrand, 81
WHITING - Herve L. Chartrand, 81, died Monday evening, June 3, 2002, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. surrounded by his family. He was born in Whiting on Feb. 19, 1921. He was the son of John and Alberta (St. Denis) Chartrand, and received his early education in Whiting schools. He was a lifelong resident of Whiting. He had been a self-employed farmer, and owned and operated Herve Chartrand Excavating and Trucking. He served the town of Whiting in various positions, and was a member of the Whiting School Board. He was a charter member of the Whiting volunteer fire department. He loved woodworking and was always working with anything mechanical He was a devoted family man, who said, "My greatest accomplishment in life is my family." He was a communicant of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Leicester, and also attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. Surviving are his wife, Rita Ethier Chartrand, of Whiting, whom he married in Orwell on May 17, 1943; a son, Robert Chartrand of Clarendon; four daughters, Rachael LaDuke of Forestdale, Jane DeLong and her husband, Arnie, of Rutland, Connie Chartrand of Princeton, N.J., and Anne Quenneville and her husband, Maurice, of Leicester; three brothers, Jules Chartrand of Shelburne, Eugene Chartrand of Pittsford and George Chartrand of Evanston, Wyo.; two sisters, Lucienne Bostwick of Bradenton, Fla., and Cora Ethier of Bridport; 10 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Roland, in 1933 and a sister, Alice Chartrand, in 1990. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place at a later date in the family lot at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church, c/o Fr. Baltz, 38 Carver St., Brandon, Vt. 05733, or to the Whiting Volunteer Fire Dept. Whiting, Vt. 05778.

Reginald O. Foley, 69
Hancock - Reginald O. Foley, 69, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the Veterans' Hospital in White River Junction. He was born in Brushton, N.Y., on Dec. 11, 1932, the son of Fabian and Beatrice (Casaw) Foley. He served with the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 in Iceland. He was a member of the American Legion Post 26 in White River Junction. He worked for the Standard Register Company in Middlebury for 25 years as a receiving clerk and foreman. In his earlier years he worked at the Weyerhaeuser Mill in Hancock. He retired in 1993. He was an avid hunter and deep-sea fisherman. He also enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Surviving are his wife Marjorie (Bullard) Foley; a son, James R. Foley of Rochester; a daughter, Cheryl Jobes of Hancock; two brothers, Ronald Foley Sr. of Rochester and Robert Foley Sr. of White River Junction; a sister, Effie Rice of Rochester; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers, Fabian, Lloyd, Maynard and Francis; and by two sisters, Beatrice Reed and Louisa (Tilly) Slater. The graveside funeral and committal service was held on Tuesday in the Hancock Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Rescue Squad, Hancock. Vt.

Eunice Arlene Hadley, 87
EAST MIDDLEBURY - Eunice Arlene Hadley, 87, of East Middlebury, formerly of North Haven, Conn., and Northford, Conn., died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the Rockville General Hospital in Vernon, Conn. She was the wife of the late William A. Hadley Jr. She was born in New Haven, Conn., on November 18, 1914, a daughter of Norman and Jessie Osborn Robinson. She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Carter, and her husband Richard of Vernon, Conn., with whom she made her home for the last six months; two sisters, Charlotte Bailey of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Adelma Messenger and her husband David of Pittsfield, Mass.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, June Hadley of Salisbury. She was predeceased by a son, Allan W. Hadley; a brother, Porter Robinson; and a sister Norma Squires. A memorial service will be held at a later date. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.

Gail L. Jennings
Bomoseen - Gail L. Jennings, 46, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. She was born on July 28, 1955, in Glens Falls, N.Y., the daughter of Clayton and Bessie (Cram) Jennings. She is survived by a son, Jason Jennings of Castleton; a daughter, Kimberly Rogers of Rutland; two sisters, June Scott of New York and Beth Jennings of Colchester; her father, Clayton Jennings of Illinois; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Lincoln United Church, with interment in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial contributions may be made to the Green Mountain Nursing Home, 1102 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446.

Mary Louise Kelly
Ferrisburgh - Mary Louise Kelly, 93, died on Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was born on August 26, 1908, in New York City, the daughter of David F. and Fannie (Austin) Kelly. She graduated from Colby College and received her master's degree from Columbia University Teacher College. She taught in various private schools from 1931 through 1936 in the New York City area. From 1936 through 1946, she taught in Saranac Lake, N.Y. She retired from teaching at Lyman Hunt School in Burlington. Along with her brother and two sisters, she operated the roadside stand at Ferrimont Orchard in Ferrisburgh for many years. She is survived by a brother, Wilfred Kelly of Vergennes; a niece, Jeanne Kelly of Ferrisburgh; and her nephew, David Kelly of Waterbury. She was predeceased by two sisters, Estelle in 1985 and Ruth in 1995. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at the New Haven United Reform Church. Contributions may be made to New Haven United Reform Church, 1660 Ethan Allen Highway, New Haven, Vt. 05472.

Harry F. Newville
Vergennes - Harry F. Newville, 80, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. He was born on August 11, 1921, in Shoreham, the son of Fredrick and Mabel (Brileya) Newville. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was employed in the iron ore mines in Witherbee, N.Y., then moved to Vermont in 1960 to farm. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Josephine (Jerome) Newville of Vergennes; his son, Barry Newville of Rutland; three daughters, Ann Whitney of Port Henry, N.Y., Cheryl Pouliot of Shoreham and Donna Chaplin of Milton; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ken Newville of Shoreham; four sisters, Ruth Jerome, Geraldine Trudo, and Genny Nuttall, all of Vergennes, and Veda Haskins of Mineville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private.

Garfield Fay
GOSHEN - Garfield Harrison Fay, 90, died early Tuesday morning, July 30, 2002, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Goshen on June 8, 1912. He was the son of Walter and Lillie (Barnard) Fay. He received his early education in Goshen schools. In his earlier years he had worked in the iron mines in Mineville, N.Y. He drove school buses for the town of Goshen for several years. He retired in 1977, following more than 30 years of service for Central Vermont Public Service Corp. He was a member of St. Paul's Masonic Lodge No. 25 F & A.M. in Brandon. He was also a member of Farmers Chapter No. 9 and Farmers Council No. 9 Royal Arch Masons. He belonged to Mount Calvary Commandry in Middlebury. He had served the town of Goshen as fire warden for over 40 years. He had also served as a town lister for several years. He had been a member of the board of civil authority and was a justice of the peace. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. He loved to garden. Surviving are his son, Roland O. Fay of Rutland; four daughters, Alice P. Johnson of Richmond, Va., Annette Napsey of Springfield, Arlene Hunt of Brandon and Martha Bissonnette of Goshen; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a niece. His wife, Evelyn B. Fay, predeceased him Dec. 13, 1985. They were married Oct. 6, 1936. Heidi Fay, a granddaughter, also predeceased him. Funeral services were held on Friday in Brandon, followed by a Masonic service and burial in Forestdale Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to St Paul's Masonic Lodge No. 25, 52 Pearl Street, Brandon, Vt. 05733, or to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.

Ann Hunneman Kimberly, 76
MIDDLEBURY - Ann Hunneman Kimberly, 76, died at her home on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, in the loving care of her children and friends. She was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Chicago and grew up in Portland, Maine. The daughter of Roger and Dorothy (Burrage) Hunneman, she graduated from Smith College in 1946 and earned her MSW at Simmons College School of Social Work in 1948. In 1952, she and her husband, Bill, moved to Middlebury, where they built their own home. She was associated with the Counseling Service of Addison County, helping to guide that institution through its beginnings to become an important community resource. At different times, she served as a board member, executive director, social worker, emergency worker and intake coordinator. Recently, she received a lifetime achievement award for her leadership at CSAC. She enjoyed traveling while she spent a second career in the travel business. In her travels to Europe, Alaska and Hawaii, she pursued her lifelong interests in painting, golf, skiing, hiking and sailing. Her greatest joys were the seacoast of Maine and her grandchildren. After retirement, she volunteered as a teacher's aide at Mary Hogan School while her grandchildren were students there. She was involved with Middlebury Coop Nursery School, Middlebury Health Council, Youth Services Bureau, and several mental health committees. She was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist church. She is survived by her daughter, Jenny and her husband, Doug Jesseman, of Bennington, her sons, Rammy and his wife, Annmarie, of Bridport, and Roger of Middlebury; three grandchildren; her brother, Thomas Hunneman and his wife, Erika; a niece and a nephew. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 6 Cross Street, Middlebury. Memorial contributions may be made to Union District No. 3, 76 Charles Avenue, Middlebury, Vt. 05753, for purchase of high school library materials, or to the Counseling Service of Addison County, 89 Main Street, Middlebury, Vt. 05753

Nancy M. (Mitchell) Lash, 53
Colchester / Daytona Beach, Fla. - Nancy M. (Mitchell) Lash, 53, died July 28, 2002, at her home in Daytona Beach, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 30, 1949, in Middlebury, the daughter of Everett "Doc" and Helen "Judy" (Ryan) Mitchell. She graduated from Middlebury Union High School in 1966. On Dec. 20, 1967, she married her high school sweetheart, Robert C. Lash. She was a longtime employee of the Colchester School District, mostly at Malletts Bay School as head cook. Surviving are her husband, Robert "Bob" Lash; her son, Tracy "TJ" Lash, and his wife, Bianca; her son, Adam Lash, all of Colchester; her mother, Judy Mitchell; her brothers, Ken "Beaver" Mitchell, and his friend, Pat Wood; her brother, William "Willy" Mitchell and his wife, Christy; her sister, Susan Rhines, and her friend, John Crosby; her brother-in-law, John Lash, and his wife, Nikki; three grandchildren; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces. She was predeceased by her father, "Doc" Mitchell, her mother-in-law, Sylvia Lash, and her aunt, Ida Ryan. Services were held at Holy Cross Church in Colchester on Tuesday.

Michael D. Lewis, 54
Lincoln - Michael D. Lewis, 54, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born Aug. 2, 1947, in Covington, Ky., the son of Wayne and Mary (Matherly) Lewis. He was a member of American Legion Post #19 in Bristol. He is survived by his wife, Annette Lewis of Lincoln; two sons, Michael A. Lewis of Bowling Green, Ky., and Brandon A. Lewis of Frankford, Del.; a brother, Jim W. Lewis of Cleveland, Ohio; five nephews and a niece. A graveside service will be held for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Bristol Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 227, Bristol, Vt. 05443.

Roger Paul Young, 53
BRANDON - Roger Paul Young, 53, a former resident of Brandon, died early Wednesday morning, July 31, 2002, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Swanton on Aug. 29, 1948, the son of Norman and Elizabeth (Lamita) Young. He had been a resident of Rutland since 1966, moving there from Brandon. He had worked in the Food Service Department at Rutland Regional Medical Center for more than 23 years. Surviving are three brothers, Lawrence Young of South Burlington, Gilbert Young of Swanton and Norman Young of Carlsbad, N.M.; a niece and several cousins. The funeral service was held on Saturday in Brandon. Burial followed in Pine Hill Cemetery.


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