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Herbert A. Tice 

Herbert A. Tice, 72, of Newport died suddenly June 17, 2001, in Newport. He was born on May 1, 1929, in Holland, Vermont, a son of George Ira and Ethel (Champigny) Tice.

Mr. Tice was in the United States Army and served in the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on May 1, 1952. On September 18, 1982, he married Arlene M. Sears who survives him. He was a heavy truck mechanic in the Taunton, Massachusetts, area for many years. In 1986 he retired from Burkewitz Transportation in Coventry after working there six years. He held memberships with the American Legion Post 21 of Newport and also the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 798 in Newport.

Among the hobbies he enjoyed were fishing, driving, and riding safety vehicles for the state of Vermont during convoys, and reading.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene Tice, of Newport; by his children: George Tice and his wife, Peggy, of Delaware, Elaine Pratt of Taunton, Debbie Bratti and her husband, Rick LePage, of Newport, Henry Fillion and his wife, Kelly, of Rockland, Massachusetts, Michael Fillion and his wife, Connie-Jo of Eddington, Maine, Albert Bratti and Richard Westgate Jr., both of Newport; by his 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; by the following brothers and sisters: Robert Tice and his wife, Joan, of Derby, Doris Swett of Holland, Ruby Fecteau of Derby, Gertrude Daggett of Holland, Earl Tice and his wife, Penny, of Holland, and Dave Tice of Massachusetts; and by several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Derby Line Cemetery with Rob Surprenant officiating. Should friends desire, contributions in Herbert's memory may be made to the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, Citizens Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes, Incorporated. 

Richard A. Gutzmann

Richard A. Gutzmann, 55, of Craftsbury died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at his home in Craftsbury. 

He was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, on August 15, 1945, son of the late Walter and Lillian (Stoker) Gutzmann. 

He graduated from Craftsbury Academy in 1963. After graduation he made his home in Craftsbury, where he owned and operated his own excavating and logging business. Mr. Gutzmann also was well-known for his large maple sugaring business. His familiar blue sugarhouse at the foot of East Craftsbury Hill became a landmark in Craftsbury for giving directions. 

He leaves a son, Richard Jr.; a grandson, Richard III of Arkansas; and a granddaughter, Jasmine, of Hardwick. He also leaves a brother, Walter, and his wife, Sandra, of Craftsbury; and their children, Kristina Lee, Wendy Allen, and Walter Jr. "Chip."

Upon his request, there will be no services. 

Frank V. Adams

Frank V. Adams, 86, of North Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Adams was born September 14, 1914, in Brooklyn, New York, a son of the late John V. and Narcissus K. Barker Adams.

He was an Army veteran of World War II where he served in the Alaskan Communication System and retired from AT&T after 31 years. He was a member of Surf Club in North Myrtle Beach and Orleans Country Club, and was a former member of the Masonic Temple in Seattle, Washington. He also enjoyed traveling and fishing and was an avid golfer.

Survivors include his wife of over 59 years, Mildred L. Adams, of North Myrtle Beach; three daughters: Ann Anderson and her husband, Russ, of Ellington, Connecticut, Judy DenBleyker and her husband, Andy, of Charlestown, Rhode Island, and Barbara Angelini and her husband, Gary, of Fall River, Massachusetts; five grandchildren: Kevin Anderson, Karen Anderson Lisk, Marc DenBleyker, Steven DenBleyker, and Brooks Angelini; and four great-grandchildren: Douglas Anderson, Joshua Lisk, Katelyn Lisk, and Jason DenBleyker.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 20, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Doctor J. Kirk Lawton Jr. officiating with entombment following at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Alzheimer's Association, Coastal Carolina Chapter, P.O. Box 80459, Charleston, South Carolina 29416.

Arrangements are by McMillan-Small Funeral Home in South Carolina. 

Beulah (Kendall) Ball

Beulah (Kendall) Ball, 83, a 34-year resident of West Springfield, Massachusetts, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at her home.

Born in West Charleston, Mrs. Ball worked for the Newport Daily Express as a circulation assistant for several years. She had also worked for Ace Exterminating in Springfield as a bookkeeper and more recently at Newhouse Brake Company in Westfield, Massachusetts, as a bookkeeper until her retirement. She was a former member of the East Main Street Baptist Church in Newport.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dwight Ball, in 1975; by five brothers; and by two sisters. She is survived by her three daughters: Wilma Dunphy and her husband, James, of Agawam, Laura Gruszkos and her husband, William, and Cynthia Kennedy, all of Holyoke; by a sister Medora K. Reed, of Sarasota, Florida; by seven grandchildren; and by seven great-grandchildren.

There are no calling hours, and the funeral will be private at the request of the family. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport.

Memorial donations may be made to the local chapter of visiting nurses and hospice.

Toomey-O'Brien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Charles Sterling Brown

Charles Sterling Brown, a quiet, gentle, pensive man, died June 13, 2001, among family and friends at his home on the Brown Family Farm in Derby.

Mr. Brown fought a courageous battle with cancer for three years. He was born on August 4, 1942, in Newport to Donald and Margaret (LeClair) Brown. He graduated from Derby Academy in the class of 1960, later attended Norwich University, and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1967. He was one of the first teachers when North Country Union High School opened its doors in 1967. He was a Customs agent and will be best remembered for his Sweaters and Jean Shop on Main Street in Newport that he owned and operated for 13 years. For the last six years he was a courier for Community National Bank, Passumpsic Savings Bank, and Lyndonville Savings Bank until three months ago when his health failed. He was a devoted father, son, brother, and friend to many.

His loving children are Heidi Rae Desrochers and her husband, Robert, of Derby and Sean Brown and his friend, Hope Gray, of Derby; stepchildren are: Cedar Lalime Wang of Memphis, Tennessee, Crystal Lalime of New York City, and Kasey Lalime of Durham, North Carolina. He is also survived by his mother, Margaret Brown, of Derby; by a brother Elwin Brown, of Derby; by a sister Effie Brown of Derby; by several nieces and nephews; and by his special lady and wife for many years, Rosemary Lalime, of Derby.

He was predeceased by his father, Donald Brown, and by his wife, Virginia Brown. He was an avid snowmobiler and will always be remembered by his brothers: Moe Prevost, John Marshall, Jeff Goodsell, and the late Rene Valley, and other friends who made frequent snowmobile trips.

A memorial service was held Saturday, June 16, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Newport with the Reverend Robert Castle officiating. A celebration of the life of Charles Sterling Brown immediately followed the service at the Brown Family Farm where he grew up and spent his life in Derby. At the Brown Family memorial service, family scattered his mortal remains to the elements. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to Orleans-Essex and VNA and Hospice, Incorporated, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes. 

Paul G. Buskey

Paul G. Buskey, 87, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Springfield Hospital.

Mr. Buskey was born December 4, 1913, in Barton, the son of William and Josephine (Valley) Buskey. On July 3, 1939, he married Jovanna Davis in Barton. The family moved to Springfield in 1951. Mr. Buskey worked for Fellows Gear Shaper for 25 years. He retired to take care of his wife.

He was an avid golfer and bowler for 40 years. He enjoyed needlework, cross-stitch, and latch hook.

He was predeceased by his parents; by two sisters, Florence and Doris; and by one brother, Rudolph.

Members of his surviving family include his wife of 61 years, Jovanna "Jo"; one son, Frank, and his wife, Benita, of Florida; one daughter, Lorraine Millay, and her husband, Joe, of Springfield; one sister, Theresa, of Florida; three brothers: Raymond of New York, Regis of Florida, and Robert of New Hampshire; four grandchildren: Pamm of Ohio, Paul of Virginia, Ryan of North Carolina, and Christine of Florida; and six great-grandchildren. He was very fond of children and his new friends Hannah and Binny.

A memorial service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on June 20.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice or to Visiting Nurses Association of Springfield, 366 River Street, Springfield, Vermont 05156.

Arrangements are by Adams and Kenney Funeral Homes in Chester. 

Janice K. Butler

Janice K. Butler, 77, beloved wife of Arland Butler of Barton, died peacefully June 14, 2001, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Butler was born on September 22, 1923, in West Glover, a daughter of Walter and Doris (Whiteher) King. She received a business associate's degree from Burlington Business School. On June 8, 1946, she married Arland Butler, who survives her. She and her husband were former owners of Butler's Bus Service for over 50 years.

She held memberships with the Order of the Eastern Star Orient Chapter No. 13 of Barton and also the Colton Chapter No. 66 of Irasburg, Ladies Home Dem, Willing Workers Club, West Glover Christmas Club, and West Glover Congregational Church.

She enjoyed embroidering, working in her flower garden, crocheting, and baking.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Arland Butler, of Barton. She was the beloved mother of Linda Stevens of Orleans, Barbara Shafer and her husband, Brent, of Orleans, Brenda Smith and her husband, Clarence, of Wheelock, Dee-dee Collette and her husband, Mark, of Orleans, and Sheila Butler-Kepler and her husband, Sandy, of West Glover; by her cherished 11 grandchildren; by six great-grandchildren; by brothers, Fred King and his wife, Catherine, of Lyme, New Hampshire, and Donald King and his wife, Harriett, of West Glover; by sisters: Carolyn Perron of Glover, Barbara Kinsley of West Glover, and Sherry Muller of Sheffield; by Arland's brothers, sisters, and families; and by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 19, at West Glover Congregational Church with the Reverend Michael Caldwell officiating. Honorary bearers were Mrs. Butler's grandsons: Aaron, Chris, Cory, and Erik Smith, Atti and Eri Sequin, Sam Collette, James and Schuyler Kepler. A scattering ceremony of Mrs. Butler's remains will be held at the convenience of the family.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mrs. Butler's memory may be made to North Country Hospital, care of Cardiac Rehab Department, Prouty Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes. 

Rena Mary Daniels

Rena Mary Daniels, 89, of Island Pond, died in Newport on Friday, June 15, 2001, with her family at her bedside.

Mrs. Daniels was born on June 12, 1912, in Newark, the daughter of Walter and Blanche (Hudson) Hosford. She was a past member of the Island Pond Home Dem group. She enjoyed crocheting and particularly her vegetable and flower gardens. From her gardens she got great pleasure in making Christmas gifts for her family such as canned foods, jams, jellies, etc. She derived much comfort and pleasure being with family members and also with her two dogs and two cats.

She married Clarence M. Daniels in 1931, who predeceased her in 1985. She is survived by her children: Cecil Daniels and his wife, Rita, of Island Pond, Walter Daniels and his wife, Diane, of Island Pond, Marguerite Morgan and her husband, Floyd, of Richmond, and Gloria Taylor of Morgan; by 13 grandchildren; by 35 great-grandchildren; and by one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her brother Frances and by her sister Elisa Jane.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 21, at Grace Brethren Church in Island Pond at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Roger Fletcher officiating. Interment will follow at East Haven Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home. 

Patricia Eveline (Boo) Durocher

Patricia Eveline (Boo) Durocher, nine, beloved daughter of Ann Durocher of West Charleston and the late Alain Durocher, died peacefully June 16, 2001, at her home with her mom at her side.

She was born on March 27, 1992, in Sherbrooke, Quebec. She is survived by her mother, Ann Lynch Durocher of West Charleston; by maternal grandparents, John and Doreen Lynch of Lincoln, New Hampshire; by paternal grandparents, Paul and Linda Durocher of Stanstead, Quebec; and by her aunts: Patricia and Jeff Sorrell of Newport; Joleen Lynch of Lincoln, New Hampshire; Jackie Durocher and Lisa Durocher both of Stanstead, Quebec; and by her uncle, Tom Lynch and his wife, Cheryl, of Bridgewater, New Hampshire. She was predeceased by her father on June 5, 1997.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Riverside Cemetery in Lincoln, New Hampshire, with the Reverend Roger Bilodeau officiating.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes, Incorporated. 

Ellen Dustan Grizzle

Ellen Dustan Grizzle, 85, of Craftsbury Common, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at Greensboro Nursing Home after a long illness.

Mrs. Grizzle was born in Craftsbury Common, October 30, 1915, the daughter of William and Helen (Paterson) Dustan. She graduated from Craftsbury Academy in 1934.

For several years she was employed at Mary Fletcher Hospital pharmacy department before taking a course in x-ray technology at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Following that she was employed at Syracuse Hospital in Syracuse, New York. She later accepted a position in x-ray technology in Wenatchee, Washington, where she met and married Walter Grizzle in 1958. They shared a deep interest in astronomy.

She returned to Craftsbury Common in 1982 from Spokane, Washington, where she had since made her home with her sister Laura Dustan. She was a member of United Church of Craftsbury, Searchlight Club, and Ladies Union, and she continued her interest in astronomy.

She is survived by three sisters: Augusta Dustan, Louisa Levine, and Laura Dustan, all of Craftsbury Common; by a nephew; and by a niece. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Grizzle, who died in 1979; and by her sister, Doctor Harriet Dustan, who died in 1999.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 19, at United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common with the Reverend Ben Thurber officiating.

Contributions in Mrs. Grizzle's memory may be made to Greensboro Nursing Home, Greensboro, Vermont 05841.

Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home of Craftsbury Common is in charge of arrangements. 

Rick Gutzmann

Rick Gutzmann, born in 1945, died recently. There will be a gathering of friends at the Craftsbury Town Garage in Craftsbury Village on Sunday, June 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. Please bring refreshments to share. 

Michael W. Maciag

Michael W. Maciag, 56, of Island Pond, died suddenly June 12, 2001, in Newport.

Mr. Maciag was born on December 12, 1944, in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, a son of Michael W. Maciag Sr. and Ann Armvine. He was a sanitation worker in Island Pond community for many years. He enjoyed fixing lawnmowers, building bird houses, and most of all spending time with his cats Gremie, Tigger, and Trouble. He is survived by his sons, Donnie Kontoes and his wife, Julie, of Derby Line and Danny Kontoes and his wife, Angela, of Manchester, New Hampshire; a granddaughter, Danielle Kontoes, and by his mother, Ann Daley of New Jersey.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 15, with the Reverend Roger Fletcher officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery in Island Pond.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Maciag's memory may be made to American Heart Association, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes. 

Wenonah (Glover) Norway

Wenonah (Glover) Norway, 81, of East Hartland and formerly of Granby, widow of Winston K. Norway Sr., died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at her home.

Born in Derby on November 2, 1919, daughter of the late William and Edith Glover, Mrs. Norway had lived in Granby for 35 years, moving to East Hartland eight years ago. Before retiring in 1986, she was employed by Helco-Northeast U. Simsbury office for 17 years. She was a member of Granby Grange No. 5.

She leaves her children: Virginia Davis of Brownington, Gail Norway-Daddario of East Windsor, Carolyn Norway-Buyak of Riverton, Ruth Norway (Parsons) of East Hartland, Winston Norway Jr. of Merrimack, New Hampshire, Donna Norway of Granville, Massachusetts, and Beverly Norway-Czekierda of Torrington; by 19 grandchildren; and by 27 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sons: David, Merrill, and Calvin Norway Sr.; by three sisters: her twin, Wilma Glover, Avis Ashner, and Wildie Hinton; and by seven brothers: Eugene, Calvin, Lyle, Stuart, Merrill, Reginald, and Hayden Glover.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 15, at First Church in Hartland, Congregational East Hartland Center, with the Reverend Susanna W. Fitch-Slater officiating. Graveside services and burial were Saturday at Derby Center Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to First Church in Hartland, Memorial Fund, East Hartland, Vermont 06027 or to Farmington Valley Visiting Nurses Association, 8 Old Mill Lane, Simsbury, Vermont 06070.

Arrangements are by Carmon Funeral Home in Windsor, Connecticut, and Converse-Rushford Funeral Home. 

Ashley Edwin Roberts

Ashley Edwin Roberts, 75, of Torrington, Connecticut, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Hartford Hospital. He was the husband of Rita (Smith) Roberts.

Mr. Roberts was born August 7, 1925, in Brooks, Maine, son of the late Raymond and Nina (Dickey) Roberts. He was a plant engineer for the Capewell Manufacturing Company for 33 years. He served in the United States Marines in the military police in World War II and the Korean War and retired with the rank of corporal. Mr. Roberts was an avid fisherman, and he loved to golf and garden.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Elaine (Ellie) Roberts of West Glover, and Sharon Ashley Roberts of New Britain, Connecticut; by a brother Edgar Roberts and his wife, Leona, of Southington, Connecticut; by five grandchildren: Judy Abare and her husband, Rick, of Southington; JoHanna Maches of Thomaston, Connecticut; Kelly Todd and her husband, Ben, of Barton; and Grayson Roberts of New Britain; and by a great-grandson, Dustin, of Bristol, Connecticut.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 209, Torrington, Connecticut 06790. 

Roger Lawrence Simino

Roger Lawrence Simino, 20, of Westmore, died at his home on Tuesday, June 12, 2001, following a long and courageous two-year battle with bone cancer.

Mr. Simino was born on January 2, 1981, in St. Johnsbury, the beloved son of Carl Simino of Barton and Vickie (Sicard) Simino of Westmore. He worked for Paul Morse and Son of Hartland as a tree climber and limber. He really loved his job, but due to his illness he was unable to work the last two years. He also worked when he could in between surgeries and chemotherapy treatments for his father and Uncle Reggie running a log loader.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed hunting and going to Mike's camp with Kristopher and the gang. He loved going fishing with Dwayne and Andy and anyone else who would go with him. His favorite sport was mud bogging with many friends and relatives. He spent a great deal of time with his best friend and sidekick, Jasmine, who gave him eight beautiful puppies on June 6.

He is survived by his mom, Vickie, of Westmore; by his dad, Carl, and his wife, Paulette, of Barton; by his sister Jessica of Glover; by his brother Ryan of Westmore; by Kim Labounty and her friend Danny Mitchell, Jim and Lori Labounty and their sons, and Michelle Labounty; by his companion and love of his life, Brandi Stone, of Irasburg; by his grandparents, Lawrence and Shirley Sicard of Westmore and Richard and Becky Simino of Glover; by great-grandmothers Dorothy Sicard, Lillian Chaffee, and Blanche Perron; by aunts and uncles: Reginald and Pamela Prue, Gary and Wendy Sicard, Steve Sicard, Daryl Simino, and Richard and Alfreda Trucott; by his cousins: Brittany and Bryant Prue, Nina Sicard, Joshua, Daniel and Cassandra Sicard, Amanda Trucott, Lacy, Kaulana, Shae, and Alarice. We love you Roger.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 15, with the Reverend Pat Forman officiating. Interment took place on Tuesday, June 19, at Lakeside Cemetery in Westmore.

Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home. 

Henry G. Vincent

Henry G. Vincent, 79, of Newport and formerly of Derby Line, died in Newport on Saturday, June 16, 2001.

Mr. Vincent was born in Mansonville, Quebec, on September 10, 1921, the son of George and Myrtle (Sargent) Vincent. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was a highway worker for the state of Vermont for many years, then went to work as a machinist at Butterfields, retiring in 1986. He was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus Newport Gibbons Council No. 2285. He loved to garden and share his crops with his friends and to play the harmonica to his grandchildren anytime they wanted.

On January 21, 1946, he married Arlene Kettle, who predeceased him in 1988. He is survived by his daughters: Joanne Piper of Fort Fairfield, Maine, Jeannine Christie and her husband, Noel, of Barre, and Mary Jane Gerow and her husband, Stan, of Presque Isle, Maine; by his brother Maurice Vincent of North Troy; by his sisters: Irene Pudvah of Derby Line, Madeline Dingmond of North Troy, Virginia Lamonda of Newport, and Catherine Brooks of New Hampshire; by seven grandchildren; by three great-grandchildren; and by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by three brothers; by one sister; and by his granddaughter Joy.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, June 19, at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Derby Line with the Reverend Yvon Royer officiating. Interment followed at Notre Dame Cemetery in North Troy with full military honors.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Vincent's memory may be made to Orleans-Essex VNA and Hospice, Incorporated, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home. 

Doris Barrabee

There will be a memorial service for Doris Barrabee at Westmore Community Church on June 30, at 2 p.m. The Reverend Bruce Barrabee will be officiating.

Viola L. Clement

In an obituary last week, Converse-Rushford Funeral Home inadvertently listed Viola L. Clement’s town of birth as Coventry when it was actually North Troy. Also Mrs. Clement’s husband’s name was Fay, not Guy, as the obituary originally read. — submitted by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home. 

Edward Theodore Dutilly

Edward Theodore Dutilly, 38, of Troy, beloved son of Audrey Dutilly, died suddenly August 25, 2001, in Montgomery.

Mr. Dutilly was born on January 1, 1963, in Warrick, Rhode Island, a son of Audrey (Howard) and the late Gerald Dutilly. He is a graduate of the class of 1981 from Burbille High School in Burbille, Rhode Island. He was employed at Jay Peak for three years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of Derby Fish and Game Club and National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his mother, Audrey Dutilly, of Troy; by the following brothers and sisters: Charles Howard Dutilly of Derby, Paul Dutilly of Herndon, Virginia, Beatrice Burke of Harmony, Rhode Island, John Dutilly of Putnam, Connecticut, and Christine Culp of Cranston, Rhode Island; by half-brother Dennis Dutilly and half-sister Debra Dutilly, both of Coventry; by several nieces and nephews; and by many friends and co-workers at Jay Peak.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, at Curtis-Britch Memorial Chapel in Newport. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 30, at Acotes Hill Cemetery in Chepachet, Rhode Island.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Dutilly’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes. 

Marion I. Orr

Marion I. Orr, 71, of Irasburg, died in Newport on Saturday, August 25, 2001.

Mrs. Orr was born in Irasburg on September 4, 1929, the daughter of Harold P. and Mildred (Buzzell) McCoy. She worked as a secretary for Ethan Allen in Orleans, retiring in 1994. She was also an Avon sales representative for several years. She was a secretary and instructor for Orleans Rod and Gun Club for over 25 years. She was an avid bowler and bowled in the Tuesday morning early women's league at Waterfront Lanes. She also served as secretary and captain of her team at Waterfront Lanes and Missisquoi Lanes. She loved both hunting and snowmobiling when she was younger.

On December 28, 1973, she married Elmer "Toby" Orr, who survives her. She is also survived by her stepdaughter Eva Lefebvre of Irasburg; by her grandchildren: Debbie Lefebvre, Jay Vanhouwe, and Rene Olsen; by her brothers: Dale McCoy of Orleans, Dean McCoy of Irasburg, and Stanley McCoy of Long Beach, California; by her sisters, Pauline McCoy of Irasburg and Barbara Bragdon; by her special nephew, John "Peawah" Thibeault Jr.; by several great-grandchildren; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Marvin and Wayne.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 28, at Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport with the Reverend Rona Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Irasburg Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mrs. Orr's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Incorporated, 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602.

Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home. 

Aline C. Smith

Aline C. Smith, 82, of Derby, died Sunday morning, August 12, 2001, in Newport following a long illness, with her family at her side.

Ms. Smith was born in St. Johnsbury on April 15, 1919, the daughter of Joseph and Louisa (Richards) Castonguay. On December 23, 1947, she married Philip Smith, who predeceased her in 1991. She was a member of United Church of Newport and was a Sunday school teacher for seven years, a past commander of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary in St. Johnsbury, legislative chairman of the Vermont Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 9 Auxiliary, and former American Legion Post No. 21 Auxiliary chaplain.

She is survived by her daughter Cathline Ruff and her husband, Joe, of Abilene, Texas and by her grandson Eric, also of Abilene. She leaves several nieces and nephews along with several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by six sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at United Church of Newport on Wednesday, August 29, at 1 p.m.

Should friends desire, contributions may be made to United Church of Newport, Third Street, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home. 

Dale Tinker

Dale Tinker, 74, of Coventry, died peacefully August 26, 2001, at his home with his family at his side.

Mr. Tinker was born on May 9, 1927, in Newport Center, a son of Floyd and Doris (Bowman) Tinker. On December 7, 1954, he entered the United States Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on December 7, 1956. On November 4, 1977, he married Patricia Roys, who predeceased him on October 29, 1999. For 30 years he was a self-employed plumber. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 21 of Newport.

He is survived by his children: Robert Colby and his wife, Dawn, of Madison, Illinois, Candis Tinker and her companion, Dan McMullen, of Coventry, Douglas Tinker of Winooski, Scott Tinker and his wife, Laura, of Newport, Jill Gosselin and her husband, Robert, of Newport, Kim Rowell and her husband, Pastor Enoch, of Coventry, Andrew Loura and his wife, Heidi, of Manistwee, Michigan, Linda Ladwein and her husband, Tim, of Chicago, Illinois, and Steve Colby and his wife, Jeanie, of Chicago; by 18 grandchildren; by seven great-grandchildren; by two brothers, Ralph Tinker and his wife, Nancy, of Newport and Bruce Tinker and his wife, Delores, of Barton; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Tinker; by a son, James Lee Tinker; and by a daughter, Rebecca Dale Colby.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, August 29, at Coventry Cemetery with the Reverend Robert Cargill officiating and concluded with full military honors.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Tinker's memory may be made to Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes.
 

Betty Lou Sisco

Betty Lou Sisco, 72, of Newport died on January 27, 2002, at Bel-Aire Quality Care in Newport following a long illness.

Ms. Sisco was born in Newport on November 25, 1929, the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Shastany) Sisco. She attended Newport schools, graduating in 1949. She attended Orleans County Hospital’s licensed practical nurse (LPN) training and served as a LPN for 48 years. She retired from North Country Hospital in 1996. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star for 37 years and held various offices. She was also very active in the American Legion Auxiliary serving as president for three years and holding various offices. She was also a member of the 8/40 of the American Legion. She was a dedicated member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by her mother, Ruth Sisco, of Newport; by her brothers Ralph and Patti Sisco and family of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Warren and Carole Sisco and family of Camden, New York; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Henry J. Sisco.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 30, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Newport with the Reverend Paul James officiating. Spring interment will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in Ms. Sisco’s memory may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, research, 1501 Northwest Ninth Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch and Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes. 

Robert G. Cole

Robert G. Cole, 70, of Westmore died at his home in Westmore on Saturday, January 26, 2002, surrounded by his family. 

Mr. Cole was born in Westmore on September 23, 1931, the son of George and Thelma (Perkins) Cole. He owned and operated a farm in Westmore with his brother Alan for many years. He loved listening to music, working with wood, and working with trains. He also loved being with members of his family. He was a longtime member of Island Pond Masonic Lodge No. 44 F&AM.

He is survived by his brothers Everett Cole and his wife, Lynda, of Essex and Alan Cole and his wife, Pat, of Westmore; by his sisters: Charlotte Dane and her husband, Clair, of West Charleston, Eva Hosford and her husband, Larry, of East Charleston, Elaine Leblanc of West Glover, and Shirley Bowen of Derby; by his very special friend, Anne Green, of California; by his special friends and neighbors: Ronnie Simons, Mike and Brenda Beattie, and John and Sara Nielson; and by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 29, at Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating. Spring interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Westmore with a Masonic service.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Cole’s memory may be made to Orleans-Essex Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch and Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes. 

Ernestine E. Conley

Ernestine E. Conley, 71, of Orleans, died after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease at Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton on Friday, January 25, 2002.

Mrs. Conley was born in Coventry on March 18, 1930, the daughter of Ernest Herbert and Charlotte (Lathe) Wright. She worked as a nurse’s aid at Wassaic State Hospital in New York for five years, then as a nurse’s aide and a cook for Elm Street Nursing Home, formerly in Barton, for seven years, and at the Crystal Lodge in Barton for 20 years. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, cooking, making doughnuts, etc. She was also a dedicated private caregiver for many elderly people.

On November 29, 1974, she married Jesse Conley, who survives her. She is also survived by her children: Elizabeth LaFountain of Newport, Janice Conley and her husband, Bruce, of Glover, Maryann Landry and her husband, Ronald, of Brownington, Lorraine Reeves and her husband, Larry, of Cannon City, Colorado, Barbara Wing and her husband, Albert, of Madison, Florida, Brian Dewing and his wife, Nancy, of Coventry, and Stephen Dewing and his wife, Lori, of North Troy; and by her sister-in-law Phyllis Wright of Newport. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and by five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; by her stepmother, Mildred Wright; by her brother Wayne Wright; and by her half-brother Ernie Wright.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 29, at Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Barton with the Reverend Roger Fletcher officiating. Spring interment will take place at Pleasantview Cemetery in Orleans.

Should friends deisre, contributions in Mrs. Conley’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vermont 05601.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch and Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes. 

Douglas A. Drew

Douglas A. Drew, 62, of Barton died peacefully January 23, 2002, after a short illness at his home, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Drew was born September 12, 1939, in West Burke, a son of Gordon and Esther (Comett) Drew. On February 20, 1965, he married Marilyn Duckless, who survives him.

He was a service technician for Converse Company in Orleans from where he retired on September 20 after 20 dedicated years.

He was a bee keeper and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and working out of doors.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Drew, of Barton; and by the following brothers and sisters: Reynolds LaBay of Westfield, Massachusetts, Curtis LaBay of Lyndon, Elaine Willey and her husband, Floyd, of West Burke, and Loraine Newland and her husband, Winston, of West Burke; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Ralph LaBay.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 26, with the Reverend Michael Caldwell officiating. Spring interment will be in Welcome O. Brown Cemetery in Barton.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Drew’s memory may be made to Barton Ambulance Service, Barton, Vermont 05822 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch and Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes. 

Arden C. Duckless

Arden C. Duckless, 88, of Orleans died at his home on Monday, January 21, 2002.

Mr. Duckless was born in Newport Center on September 23, 1913, the son of Clarence and Lona (Connal) Duckless. He owned and operated Duckless Plumbing and Heating for over 40 years. 

He truly was an outdoorsman. He owned a hunting camp in Newport Town as well as a summer camp on Daniels Pond in Glover. He spent many hours with family and friends at both places. He enjoyed gardening and snowmachining with his wife, Doris. In later years he liked to go out on his four-wheeler. He also enjoyed woodworking and giving some of these items to family members. He especially enjoyed family cookouts and gatherings.

On January 24, 1936, he married Doris M. Labounty, who predeceased him on December 29, 1990. He is survived by his children: Melvidene Fortin of Derby, Marilyn "Skip" Drew and her husband, Douglas, of Barton, Arden F. Duckless of Underhill Center, and Linda Verge and her husband, Raymond, of Newport Center; by his grandchildren: Brian Cote and his wife, Lisa, of East Burke, Scott Cote and his wife, Pam, of Utah, Alan Fortin and his wife, Rhonda, of East Charleston, and Emily Verge of Newport Center; by his great-grandchildren: Joshua, Beau, and Molly Kate Cote of East Burke, Eric and Ashleigh Cote of Utah, and Olivia Grace Cote of East Charleston; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Arland and by his sisters Bessie Lloyd and Mildred Moyer.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 25, at Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport with the Reverend Roger Fletcher officiating. Spring interment will take place at Newport Center Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Duckless’ memory may be made to Orleans Emergency Unit, in care of Dot Collier, treasurer, 1327 Dry Pond Road, Glover, Vermont 05839.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch and Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes. 

Carmell (Broome) Haney

Carmell (Broome) Haney, 43, died January 24, 2002, at her home in Holland.

Mrs. Haney was born August 13, 1958, in Newport, a daughter of Noreen (Broome) Brooks and the late Freeman Brooks. 

She was the kind of person who always did things her way. She bowled and loved her bingo. She loved to celebrate the holidays, especially Christmas and Halloween. She also enjoyed doing arts and crafts with her mother. She liked going to the beach and enjoyed other outdoor activities. 

Before she was sick herself she could never do enough for others who were having a hard time. She devoted many hours of love and affection to her children and grandchildren. For many years she worked along with her mother at Glover Community School as a janitor. 

She was very proud of the fact that she received licensed practical nurse training that enabled her to pursue a short career at Union House Nursing Home. She will be sadly missed by her friends at Union House as well as by her family.

She leaves behind her mother, Noreen (Broome) Brooks, of Newport; her son Jeremy Haney and his companion, Kelly Mayhew, of Newport; her daughter Valerie Faust and her husband, Clayton; her grandchildren Sam and Emily Faust of Brownington; her fiancé, Rick Horner; and her special caregiver, Sylvia Horner. 

She is also survived by her uncle Pete (David) Broome of Brownington; by her uncle Ken Broome and his wife, Cookie, of Barton; by her aunt Madeline Stout and her husband, Art, of Hightstown, New Jersey; and by her aunt Linda Pepin and her husband, Ed, of Hampton, Long Island, New York. She also leaves many cousins: William "Billy" Broome of New Jersey, Rick, Kathleen, and Jake Pepin of Florida, Ginny, Rudy, Samantha, and Danielle Dombi of New York, Sandy, Ralph, and Audrey Owen of New York, Marylou West of Morgan and Florida, Patty Stout of New Jersey, Wayne, Eva, and Chance Broome of Brownington, and Tony, Will, Melissa, and Warren Smith of Barton.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 28, with the Reverend Donald Vincent officiating. Spring interment will be in Brownington Center Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch and Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes. 

Helen Jacobsen

Helen Jacobsen, 98, formerly of Millbrook, New York, died at her home in Albany on Friday, January 25, 2002.

Ms. Jacobsen was born in Sparkill, New York, on February 10, 1903, the daughter of Axel and Andrea (Knutsen) Jacobsen. She was a graduate of the Palmer School and worked as a secretary for several businesses in New York.

She came to Greensboro in the mid-1990s to reside with her niece Ruth MacLeod, who predeceased her. She moved to Craftsbury Community Care Center for a short time and has made her home in Albany since 1998.

She leaves grand-nieces and grand-nephews: Craig Jacobsen of Life Oaks, Florida, Donald MacLeod of Hartford, Connecticut, Sandra MacLeod of Sausalito, California, Jeanne Eisner of Greensboro, and Karen VanSkiki of Grass Valley, California; a cousin, Susanne Keuhm, of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey; and a close grand-niece-in-law, Doris Jacobsen, of Sierra Vista, Arizona. She will be missed by the many caregivers who cared for her while in Albany.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, at Albany United Methodist Church in Albany with Pastor Nathan Strong officiating. Final interment will be in Nine Partners Cemetery in Millbrook on February 1. There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are by Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home. 

Doris R. Vance

Doris R. Vance, 92, a lifelong resident of Albany, died at North Country Hospital in Newport on Monday, January 21, 2002, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Vance was born in Albany on April 9, 1909, the daughter of Fred E. and Mabel (Anderson) Twombly. She attended Creek Grade School in Albany and was a graduate of Orleans High School. In 1930 she married Maurice Vance and moved to the village where she had since made her home.

The Vances owned and operated a general store in Albany Village for many years. Mrs. Vance was the principal in that enterprise as Mr. Vance was busy with his trucking business at the time. She loved to cook and had a large vegetable and berry garden, as well as flowers.

Active in the community, she was a member of Albany United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women’s Club, and was active in recent years in Albany Historical Society.

Survivors include special nieces and nephews who helped her, especially after her stroke in June 1999. They include Jack Healey and his wife, Grace, of Toms Brook, Virginia, Jean Hackett of Hardwick, Dina Neiman of Georgia, Ron Hackett and his wife, Celia, of South Hero, and Albert Long and his wife, Marge, of Sterling, Massachusetts; as well as several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice, in 1975; by four brothers: Roland, Albert, Clyde, and Ray Twombly; and by a sister, Pauline Healey.

A memorial service was held Saturday, January 26, at Albany United Methodist Church with Pastor Nathan Strong officiating. Final interment will be in Irasburg Cemetery.

Contributions in Mrs. Vance’s memory may be made to Albany United Methodist Church, in care of Pauline Locke, 1708 Center Road, Irasburg, Vermont 05845.

Arrangements are by Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home. 

Beryl M. Willson

Beryl M. Willson, 79, most recently of Irasburg, died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Born in Newport Center on May 3, 1922, Mrs. Willson was the daughter of Alton and Beatrice (Larabee) Harvey. She and Bruce Willson were married at Miles Pond on September 5, 1943.

The Willsons were former residents of East St. Johnsbury, Derby Line, Danville, Peacham, Waterford, West Charleston, and Coventry. She attended Albany United Methodist Church.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Bruce; by four children: Sherry Simino and her husband, Dale, of West Charleston, Ron Willson and his wife, Lisa, of Derby, Sue Patneaude and her husband, Roy, of Derby, and Sandy Kaiser and her husband, Phil, of Eden; by 15 grandchildren; by 16 great-grandchildren; by one brother, Lloyd Harvey, and his wife, Elaine, of Derby; by foster child Rosie Alexander and her husband, Danny, of Indiana; by a few cousins, including Virginia Blodgett of Orleans and Shirley McLaughlin of Lyndonville. She was predeceased by her parents and by a brother, Claire.
Funeral services will be held in St. Johnsbury at Sayles Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 30, at 11 a.m. The Reverend Nathan Strong, pastor of Albany United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the springtime at Riverside Cemetery in Lower Waterford.
The family suggests memorial contributions could be sent to Albany United Methodist Church, 115 Creek Road, Irasburg, Vermont 05845.
Arrangements are by Sayles Funeral Home.


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