Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1999


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Brown, Foster E. "Shot", 76, of Woodbury, died Dec. 23. Born in 1922 in Marshfield, he was the son of Henry and Laura (Urban) Brown. He attended Marshfield schools. He enlisted in the Vermont State Guards in 1944 and served with the Army during WWII. In 1951, he married June Rose Powers, who predeceased him. He was involved in the granite industry for 34 years, working at Wells Lamson Quarry, the Beck & Beck Granite Co. and Cook-Watkins & Patch Granite Co., all of Barre. He retired in the early 1980's. Survivors include his companion, Hilda Allen and her grandson, Michael; two sons, David and Ronald; three daughters, Carol Alexander, Cheryl Branch and Louise; three brothers; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Jones, Ella Calef, 108, of Barre Town, died Dec. 22. Born in 1895 in River Sioux, Iowa, she was the daughter of Myron and Rose (Moss) Calef. She came to Washington (VT) as a child, and attended school there. She graduated from Goddard Seminary in the teacher-training program and also took advanced education courses on Cape Cod. In 1918, she married Ward Jones, who died in 1983. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include two sons, Loren and Maurice; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Keenan, Anne H., 68, of Berlin, died Dec. 21. Born in 1930 in Braydon-on-Tyne, England, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Golden) Horan. She received her registered nursing degree from the Ingham Infirmary in Southsheild, England and later became a state certified mid-wife, training at the Women's Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1956, she moved to Morristown, N.J. and worked as a visiting nurse there. In 1958, she married Michael Keenan and they moved to Barre in 1972. She became a registered nurse and was a nurse with the Central Vermont Home Health Agency, a patient care coordinator at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin and a nursing supervisor at Heaton House in Montpelier. She was a member of St. Augustine Church in Montpelier and St. Monica Church in Barre. Survivors include her former husband; a son, Michael; three daughters, Mary Ruth Keenan, Catherine Couture and Christine Durkee; three granddaughters; two brothers; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Hudson, Dwayne P., 25, of Barre, died Dec. 20. Born in 1973 in Berlin, he was the son of Dennis and Sandra (Smith) Hudson. He attended Calais Elementary School and graduated from U-32 Jr.-Sr. High School. He graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. with a degree in environmental engineering and received a master's degree in environmental engineering from the University of Maine at Orono. He also had taken several courses at the University of Vermont. He worked part-time for Heindel and Noyes Inc. in Burlington; also for Dufresne-Henry Inc. of Montpelier. Survivors include his father; his mother; a sister, Denise Hudson; a half-brother, Martin Hudson; maternal grandparents; paternal grandmother; aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Marsceill, Catherine M., 84, of Barre, died Nov. 30. She was born in 1914 and graduated from Williamstown High School and from the University of Vermont. In 1941, she married Francis Marsceill. She had taught in Bartlett, N.H., East Corinth and at Hardwick Academy. In 1957, she began teaching at St. Johnsbury Academy, retiring after 17 years. Survivors include her husband; four sons, Allan, James, Bradley and Wesley; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters; many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Moore, William Henry, 94, of Montpelier, died Dec. 22. born in 1904 in Barre, he was the son of Henry and Catherine (Connely) Moore. He graduated from Montpelier High School and in 1936, married Stelina Galli, who died in 1995. He was employed by Francis Murtagh Distributing Co. He later worked for the State of Vermont Highway Department, retiring in 1969. He was a member of St. Augustine's Church. Survivors include a sister, Mary Moore; a nephew, John Bianchi; other nieces and nephews. 

Hale, Beverly J., 63, of Williamstown, died Dec. 20. Born in 1935 in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Harold and Marie (Brooks) Hayward Sr. She attended schools in Chelsea. In 1952, she married Richard Avery and in 1971, she married Henry Hale. She worked at the Rock of Ages capacitor plant in Barre and also at the Barre City Hospital and Central Vermont Hospital. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Dale Avery and Richard Avery Jr.; four brothers; three sisters; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Flinn, Martha F., 73, of Northfield, died Dec. 22. Born in 1925 in Roxbury, she was the daughter of William and Ida (Martin) Flinn. She attended Roxbury schools. She worked for Northfield Hosiery several years and babysitting for family and friends. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. Survivors include a brother, Andrew Flinn; three sisters, Theresa Bean, Margaret Willey and Katherine Smith; several nieces and nephews. 

Reilly, Jon L., 63, of Barre Town, died Dec. 18. Born in 1935 in Claremont, N.H., he was the son of John and Bertha (Murray) Reilly. He attended elementary school in Graniteville and graduated from Spaulding High School. He graduated from Lyndon State College and completed further studies at the University of Vermont and Plymouth (N.H.) State College. In 1965, he married Carolyn Brown. He taught elementary schools in West Berkshire, Orange, West Topsham and Waits River and later worked at Rock of Ages manufacturing plant and Rouleau Granite Co. He retired in 1997. He had been a member of the Graniteville Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Murray and Aaron; three daughters, Stacey Reilly McCorrson, Mary Reilly and Kimberly Reilly; a sister; three grandchildren; a cousin. 

Suitor, Winston R., 75, formerly of Williamstown, died Dec. 20. Born in 1923 in Williamstown, he was the son of Harold and Emily (Donald) Suitor. He served in the Army during WWII. He had lived in East Haven, Conn. for 42 years. He was a broadcast engineer. Survivors include his wife, Beverly (Sankey) Suitor; a son, Alan; a daughter, Sandra Suitor; two sisters; two grandchildren. 

Abair, Andrew J., Sr., 71, of Waterbury Center, died Dec. 19. Born in 1926 in Moretown, he was the son of Barney and Marion (Desnoyers) Abair. He attended schools in Duxbury. He had served in the Marine Corps during WWII. In 1948, he married Patricia Lowe, who died in 1976. In 1978, he married Ruth King, who died in 1997. He had worked as a farmer, was a deliveryman for E.W. Bailey Feed Co. and Beacon Feed and was a butcher in the central Vermont area. He owned and operated a custom slaughter and sheep shearing business, retiring in 1995. Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Abair; three sons, James, Thomas and Andrew Jr.; two sisters; two brothers; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Loranger, Elnora, 100, of Northfield, died Dec. 20. Born in 1898, she was the daughter of Emile and Media (Furlong) White. She graduated from high school in the Brookfield area and then attended a teacher's college. In 1938, she married Eugene Loranger, who died in 1967. She taught in Brookfield and worked at a bank in New Brunswick, N.J. She also owned and operated Little House, a restaurant in Northfield. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church of Northfield. Survivors include a brother, Leon White; four nieces. 

Taplin, Theo G., 90, of Chelsea, died Dec. 18. Born in 1908 in Milford, N.H., he was the son of Charles and Mary (Laird) Taplin. The family moved to Washington when he was three years old and he attended Chelsea High School. In 1930, he married Elizabeth Durkee. He had worked at the Earl Larkin Mill and the CC camp in Proctorsville and later at Grant's Mill in Tunbridge. He moved to Calif., where he worked at Goodwin's mill and Pacific Lumber Co. He returned to Vermont and worked as a sawdust hauler and in his woodlot. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Alice Doyle and Beverly Taplin; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

LaBree, Walter M., 80, of Woodbury, died Dec. 19. Born in 1918 in Cabot, he was the son of Elmer and Belle (Foster) LaBree. He attended Cabot public schools. In 1946, he married Dorothy Evelyn McGoff, who died in 1996. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a farmer and owned a trucking business and more recently had been employed in maintenance for Hugo Meyer, the Town of Cabot and custodian at Berlin Convalescent Center. He retired in the early 1980's. Survivors include a son, Ronald; a daughter, Terri (Mrs. Lucas) Persons; a sister; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Pedrozo, George C., 95, of East Montpelier, died Nov. 20. Born in 1903 in Worcester, he was the son of Antonio Pedrozo and Adclaide (Jeronime) Pedrozo. He received his education in Worcester. In 1930, he married Gertrude Macey, who died in 1992. He owned and operated a family dairy farm in Middlesex Center and started his own real estate business in 1947. He retired in 1975. Survivors include three daughters, Esther Gillett, Christina Jones and Mary Corliss; a son, Donald; a niece and a nephew. 

Bilodeau, Gertrude L., 91, of Barre, died Dec. 16. Born in 1906, she was the daughter of Joseph and Helen LaRochelle Bilodeau. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School and from Wilfred Academy in Boston. She worked as a hairdresser in Washington, D.C. and returned to Barre to work with her mother, sister and brother. Survivors include a brother-in-law, Paul Chatot Sr.; four nephews, Lesley, Paul and Steven Chatot and Eugene Bilodeau; two nieces, Linda Sprague and Helen Lanoue; numerous grand-nieces and grandnephews. 

Salvatori, Delsie (LaValley), 77, of Barre, died Dec. 19. Born in 1921 in Bethel, she was the daughter of Edward and Magueretta (Mattote) LaValley. She moved to Barre when she was three years old and attended schools there, graduating from Spaulding High School. In 1943, she married Ignazio Salvatori, who died in 1986. She worked for National Life Insurance Co., for the State of Vermont in the Finance Division; and retired from Rock of Ages in 1986. She was a member of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include a son, Gino Salvatori; a daughter Donna Gibbs; one granddaughter; two grandsons; one great-grandson; one sister; several nieces and nephews. 

Belanger, Clara A., 92, of Montpelier, died Dec. 19. Born in 1906 in Wolcott, she was the daughter of William and Lucille (Moody) Richardson. She attended the People's Academy. In 1930, she married Arthur Belanger, who died in 1964. She was a member of St. Augustie's Church in Montpelier. Survivors include five sons, Arthur, Francis, Robert, Conrad and Renfield; three daughters, Nancy Belanger, Elizabeth Jeffrey and Donna Mullins; two sisters; a brother; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. 

Magrone, Luiggi (Louis), 88, of Barre, died Dec. 23. Born in 1910 in Lorville, Wis., he was the son of Francesco and Filomena (DeSantis) Magrone. The family moved to Barre, where he attended Barre City schools and Spaulding High School. He had served in the Army and after discharge, returned to Barre where he was employed as a stone cutter for Chioldi Granite Co. and Rock of Ages Corp., retiring in 1972. Survivors include his brother, Raffaela (Ralph) Magrone; three nieces; cousins. 

Jackson, Frederick R., 59, of Randolph, died Dec. 22. Born in 1939 in Braintree, he was the son of Linwood and Marjorie (Fisher) Jackson. He attended Randolph schools and served with the Marine Corps during the Korean War and later with the Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked as a truck driver for Martin Transport Co. in Wis. and moved back to Randolph in 1996. Survivors include his son, Frederick Jackson Jr.; five brothers; three sisters; many nieces and nephews.

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