Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1997

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Giallombardo, Joseph, 75, of Barre, died June 15. Born in 1922 in Pittsburgh, MA, he was the son of Joseph and Sara (Campagno) Giallombardo. He graduated from Mars (PA) High School and received a degree in history from Norwich University. He served with the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was employed as a livestock inspector for the Animal Health Division of the United States government. In 1951, he married Barbara Lou Alexander. He was a member of the Berlin Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Glenn and Eric; three grandsons; a sister; two nephews and a niece. 

Frost, Beverly A., 62, of Groton, died June 15. Born in Newbury in 1934, she was the daughter of Everett and Ethel (Philbrick) Dickey. She was employed as a cafeteria assistant at Oxbow High School in Bradford. Survivors include her husband, Newell L. Frost; a son, Jack; three daughters, Sandra Hatch, Gail Griffith and Vicki Darby; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

Brooks, Ruth A., 99, of Warren, died June 15. Born in 1897 in Warren, she was the daughter of George and Julia (Miller) Robinson. She attended schools in Warren and Northfield and graduated from Lyndon Institute. In 1918, she married Ernest Brooks, who died in 1984. She taught school in Warren for a short time and later worked on the family dairy farm. She was town treasurer in Warren for 14 years, for town auditor and was a member of Warren United Church. Survivors include eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Dickinson, Arden H., 36, of Worcester, died June 14. Born in Stugart, Germany, he was the son of Herman and Maria (Alten) Dickinson. He attended schools in Worcester and U-32 Highs School. He was a self-employed carpenter, working with A&D Roofing and Siding and also for Ed Barslow Insulation. He was a member of the Montpelier Jehovah Witnesses. Survivors include his mother; his step-father, Vernan Hayford; a brother, Wayne; five sisters, Carolyn Dickinson, Linda Lee Ruckman, Patricia Lawson, Christine Masonek and Klara Dickinson; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Townsend, William H., 86, of Bethel, died June 19. Born in Bethel in 1910, he was the son of Charles and Queenie (Harlow) Townsend. He was educated in Bethel schools and was a logger for Dan and Buster Stoddard. He later worked at Clive Alcorn's mill in Gaysville. Survivors include a brother, Dwight; a sister, Mildred Butterfield; several nieces and nephews. 

Garbeck, Albert, 73, formerly of Montpelier, died June 11. Born in 1923 in Reeseville, W. VA., he was the son of Victor and Mary (Sarson) Garback. The family moved to Montpelier, where he received his early education and graduated from Montpelier High School. He earned an associate degree from Bentley College, studied accounting at Bryant and Stratton Business School in Boston and served with the Army during WWII. He worked for George J. Dorfman accounting firm in New York and later was secretary and treasurer of the B. Williams DeLia Construction Co., also in New York. Most recently he was consulting accountant for Pearl Leather and Finishing Co., of Johnstown, N.Y. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Survivors include his wife, Esther (Dobey) Garback, whom he married in 1943; two daughters, Karen Garback and Kim Garback Diaz; three brothers; a sister; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. 

Metcalf, Charles A., 62, of Plainfield, died June 18. Born in 1934 in Troy, he was the son of Glen and Marion (Flint) Metcalf. He graduated from Plainfield High School and the Vermont Agricultural School in Randolph and Lyndon Teachers College. In 1969, he married Nancy Orton. He was first employed as a lab technician in Boston and later worked in the granite industry until his retirement. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He lived with Melinda Vieux of Plainfield. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Chaloux; a son, Douglas; two grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Curtis, Katie R., 101, of Montpelier, died June 17. Born in 1895 in Rochester, N.Y., she was the daughter of Horace and Eliza (Dunbar) Cole. She graduated from Rochester High School. In 1916, she married Leon Curtis, who died in 1973. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. A son, Kenneth, is deceased. 

Lowry, Sidney M., 88, of Marshfield, died June 5. Born in Cookshire, Quebec, he was the son of Joseph and Annie (Matthew) Lowry. He came to Vermont as a young boy and spent most of his life farming and logging with draft horses. He also bred registered Belgian draft horses, managed a flock of 50 sheep and raised hogs, poultry, goats, dogs and cats. His first wife, Bertha Humphrey Lowry is deceased. Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Agar) Lowry; four daughters, Natalie Beaton, Linda Lou Lowry, Dawn Lowry and Robin Clements; a granddaughter and a grandson. 

Whitney, Sylvia V., 81, of Tunbridge, died June 18. Born in 1916 in Kirby, she was the daughter of Earl and Adelaide (Bennett) Hodgdon. She attended schools in Kirby and East Burke. In 1951, she married Warren Whitney, who died in 1996. She had worked at the Forrest Poultry Outlet in South Royalton and retired from HEB Manufacturing Co. in Chelsea. She had also worked as a domestic in the central Vermont area. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Thomas, Marilla A., 66, of East Montpelier, died June 15. Born in 1931 in Barre, she was the daughter of Roy G. and Marion (Martin) Lilley. She received her early education in Calais and graduated from Plainfield High School. In 1950, she married Robert Thomas. She worked in various departments for the state of Vermont, and was most recently employed by International Coins and Currency. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Deborah (Mrs. Normand) Desrochers and Trudy Thomas; a son, Martin; nine grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Hill, Wilfred G., 75, of Hardwick, died June 13. Born in 1922 in Hardwick, he was the son of Arthur and Alma (Bedard) Hill. He attended Hardwick public schools. He served with the Army during WWII. After the war, he returned to Hardwick where he owned and operated Hill's Taxi Service. In 1949, he married Lorraine Fournier. They moved to California, where he worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Co. They returned to Hardwick in the early 1960s, where he and his wife owned and operated Hill's Diner and later Hill's Men and Boys Shop. He retired in 1979. He was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church. Survivors include; his wife; two sons, James and Robert; his mother; six grandchildren; two sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Porter, Mabel F., 93, of Montpelier, died June 13. Born in 1903 in Charlemont, MA, she was the daughter of James and Julia (Estey) Ellis. She was educated in Amherst, MA. In 1925, she married Raymond L. Porter, who died in 1976. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Leonard; five grandchildren. 

Parry, Annetta F., 84, of Northfield, died June 12. Born in 1913 in Windsor, she was the daughter of Herbert and Mary (Webster) Freeman. She graduated from Northfield High School and later attended the former Montpelier Seminary and was employed as a nurse at Gifford Memorial Hospital. She retired in the mid-1960s. In 1933, she married Clayton Carr, who died in 1960. In 1963, she married E. Lloyd Parry, who died in 1965. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Northfield. Survivors include a sons, Aaron Carr; two daughters, Ruth Ann Marshall and Cheryl (Mrs. Warner) White; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Kelly, Stanley R., 78, of Walden, died June 16. Born in 1918 in Manitoba, Canada, he was the son of Stanley Victor and Gertrude (Sage) Kelly. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. He and his wife, Dorothy Runde Kelly, moved to Walden in 1981, following retirement from the employment with the City of Milford, Conn. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kathleen Karen Coderre; a sister; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. 

Holland, George J., 75, of Moretown, died June 17. Born in 1922 in Attleboro, Mass., he was the son of Harry and Jessie (Holden) Holland. He served with the Army during WWII. In 1946, he married Genevieve Santor. He was employed by St. Francis R.S. Inc. in Attleboro (Mass.), retiring in 1985 and moving to Moretown. He was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Wayne; a daughter, Rose Marie Santagata; four grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; several nieces and nephews. 

Vance, Dorothy M., 91, formerly of Montpelier, died June 10. Born in 1905 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Herbert and Sadie (Dawson) Shores. She graduated from Spaulding High School. Her husband, Alden, died in 1985. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in St. Johnsbury. Survivors include five children, Lois Prescott, Francis Chamberlin, Kenneth Chamberlin, Stanley Chamberlin and Marilla Elder; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Her first husband, Dale Chamberlin is deceased.

Howard, Paul M., 81, of Randolph, died July 2. Born in 1916 in East Randolph, he was the son of Frank and Florence (Terry) Howard. He was educated in Braintree and Randolph schools. In 1938, he married Beatrice M. Bowen, who died in 1990. He worked for College View Dairy in Northfield, Tewksbury Power Co. in Windsor and E.I. Claflin and Sons. He also worked for Sprague Dairy and at RodCo and Miller Ready Mix Concrete, both in Randolph. Survivors include a son, Ronald; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Cappetta, William J., 47, of Plainfield, died June 25. Born in 1950 in New Haven, Ct., he was the son of William and Marie (Cahill) Cappetta. He lived in Hamden, Conn., before moving to Vermont. He graduated from Quinnipiac College in Connecticut as a certified physician's assistant. He worked for Central Vermont Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Wasilewski Cappetta; his mother; one brother. 

Allen, Harold, 92, formerly of Rochester, N.H., died June 20. Mr. Allen made his home with a niece, Ann Lindner in Waterbury Center, prior to admission to Woodridge Nursing Home. Survivors include a sister, Mildred Allen; a brother, Kenneth Allen; seven nieces and a nephew. 

Hulbert, Mary L., 81, of East Montpelier, died June 26. Born in 1915 in Bergen, Norway, she was the daughter of Sven and Amanda (Monger) Svenson. In 1943, she married Lloyd Hulbert. They lived in East Montpelier since 1986. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Barbara Robertson and Gurly Niewood; a son, Lloyd Jr.; a sister; eight grandchildren. 

Colvin, Mary, 70, of Barre, died June 26. Born in 1926, she was the daughter of Harry and Etta (Sharkey) Brown. She was educated in Arlington school system and received her college education in Albany, N.Y., where she studied business. Survivors include two brothers. 

Jones, Ruth P., 91, of Montpelier, died April 12. Born in 1905, she was the daughter of Perley and Grace (Ware) Pike. Her first husband, Robert Keniston, whom she married in 1920, died previously. In 1938, she married Harry C. Jones, who is also deceased. She was a registered nurse and had owned and operated Jones' Rest Home in Montpelier for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Madeline Keniston O'Brien; a brother; a sister; half-brothers and half-sisters; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Henderson, Sylvia S., 82, formerly of Cabot, died June 19. She was the daughter of Angus and Bessie Smith. She received her early education in Cabot and graduated from the Goddard School for Girls. She attended nurses' training at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and graduated from Barre City Hospital's Nurses Training School. She worked at Barre City Hospital and at Grossman Hospital in San Diego, CA. She retired in 1978. In 1940, she married Samuel Henderson. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Pamela Robinson; three sons, Douglas, Craig and Alan; three grandsons; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; two sisters; many nieces and nephews. 

Davis, Brenda L., 52, of Montpelier, died recently. Born in 1945 in Barre, she was the daughter of Howard and Bernice (Sweeney) McQueen. She received her education at St. Michael's Graded School and St. Michael's High School. In 1962, she married Charles H. Davis. She worked for several years at Zayre's Department Store and later at Ames Department Store. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Brenda Davis; a son, Charles; two granddaughters; two sisters; nieces, nephews and aunts. 

French, Angela R., 91, of Barre, died June 21. Born in 1905 in Cupids, Newfoundland, Canada, she was the daughter of Patrick and Ellen (Breen) Hayes. She graduated from Cupids High School. In 1931, she married John J. French, who died in 1959. They had made their home in Little Neck, N.Y. She had been employed at the New York Telephone Co., the Mohonk Resort, the H.L. Green Department Store in Hempstead, N.Y. and St. Mary's School in Manhasset, N.Y. She moved to Vermont after her husband's death. She was a member of St. Monica Church in Barre. Survivors include a son, Clifford; a daughter, Ellen Daniels; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

Phillips, James L., 77, of Montpelier, died June 21. Born in 1920 in Greenfield, Mass., he was the son of Louis and Stella (Alexander) Phillips. He graduated from Rutland High School and was employed at Rutland News for 40 years, retiring in 1978. He served in the U.S. Signal Corps during WWII. Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. (McNeil) Phillips; a daughter, Donna Phillips; a son, Thomas; two brothers; a sister; several nieces and nephews. 

Gibson, Joan Myers, of Waterbury, died June 15. She was the daughter of Amy (Goodheart) and Hymen Myers and wife of Stewart Gibson. Following graduation from the University of Vermont, she moved to California where she worked at McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. and studied at UCLA for her master's degree in television production. She moved to Vermont and was hired by Castleton State College to plan, develop and implement the college's first curriculum in television production. Survivors include her husband; her mother; three step-children, Mary Truax, William Gibson and Lucia Burke; five step-grandchildren. 

Barber, Irene, 83, formerly of Montpelier, died June 17. Born in 1913 in West Newbury, she was the daughter of Percy and Velma Fearon. She was educated in Woodsville, N.H. and was employed as a telephone operator there. She worked at the McLellan Stores and Green Mountain Mutual Insurance Co., both in Montpelier and at Granite Mutual Insurance Co. in Barre. She moved to Arizona in 1992. Her husband, Clarence, is deceased. Survivors include a daughter, Alison Williams; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Lacroix, Robert L., 56, of Plainfield, died June 22. Born in 1941 in Sanbornton, N.H., he was the son of Elwin and Dorothy (McKay) Smith. He lived in Barre and Montana before moving to Plainfield last year. He had worked for the City of Barre as a truck driver and was a self-employed logger in Montana. Survivors include his companion, Sheila Guillette; a son, Robert; a daughter, Cathy Van Dyke; two grandsons; two brothers; a sister; several nieces and nephews. 

Gates, Evelyn M., 90, of Royalton, died June 25. Born in 1906 in Barton, she was the daughter of Dean and Eva (Carruth) Clark. She attended schools in Barton and West Burke. In 1932, she married Virgil B. Gates, who died in 1973. They had owned and operated Locust Cabins in East Randolph, before moving to Royalton. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Royalton. Survivors include a son, Fred; three daughters, Madeline Stariknok, Marguerite Caron and Shirley Spittle; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Acebo, Richard, 71, of Barre, died recently. Born in 1926 in Barre, he was the son of Fermin and Elvira Acebo. He attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. He was a veteran of the Navy, serving during WWII. In 1949, he married Betty Beams. He retired from the Celenta and Bianchi Granite Co. in Barre in 1989. He was a member of St. Monica's Parish. Survivors include his wife; a son, Charles; a daughter, Vickie Acebo-Carns; three grandchildren; a sister; four brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Matheson, Shirley Bero, 94, formerly of Northfield Falls, died June 23. Born in 1903 in East Montpelier, she was the daughter of Joseph and Jane (Reed) Bero. She attended schools in Northfield. In 1930, she married George Malcolm Matheson, who died in 1969. She moved to South Carolina in 1990, to be near her son. Survivors include her son, George; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews

Devenger, Larry R., 52, of Hardwick, died June 17. Born in 1944 in Long Beach, CA, he was the son of Ralph and Helene (Pelletier) Devenger. He attended graded schools in Hardwick, Connecticut, Virginia and New Hampshire, graduating from Rogers High School in Newport, R.I. He served with the Navy. In 1971, he married Eunice McKinistry. He had worked for Sam Daniels Manufacturing in Hardwick and had managed Kentucky Fried Chicken in the Burlington, Barre and Brattleboro locations. He later worked for Anderson Concrete, the Vermont State Hospital, ran a delivery route for Burlington Foreign Auto Parts and more recently was employed by Perry Oil, retiring in 1985. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Glen and Bruce; a daughter, Samantha Devenger; his father; four grandchildren; four brothers; four sisters; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Gibbs, Helen E., 80, formerly of Chelsea, died June 27. Born in 1917 in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Ralph and Gladys (Glidden) Sanborn. She was educated in Chelsea schools. In 1935, she married Paul Gibbs. She lived in Springfield since 1938. Survivors include her husband; a son, Paul Jr.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Messer, Helen Friot, 80, of Barre, died June 27. Born in 1917 in Barre, she was the daughter of George and Alice (Allen) Brigham. She received her early education in Barre and Montpelier, graduated from Montpelier High School and received nursing certification from Wayne School of Nursing in Chicago, ILL. In 1935, she married Herbert H. Friot. They owned and operated Capital Nursing Home and Capitol Manor. Mr. Friot is deceased. In 1972, she married Richard Messer. She worked at the Eastern Start Nursing Home in Randolph. She was a member of Hedding United Methodist Church of Barre. Survivors include two sons, Edwin Friot and Richard Friot; four grandsons; two granddaughters; a half-sister; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Terranova, Mary A., 84, of Barre, died June 26. Born in 1912 in Bordia, Switzerland, she was the daughter of Serafino and Maria (DeCarlo) Ferrati. The family moved to Barre in 1918, where she attended school. She lived in Manchester and Hartford, Conn., where she was employed as an apartment building manager. She later lived in Albany, N.Y., and returned to Barre in 1973. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Her husband, Pasquale Terranova, died in 1957. Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Capagli; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Salls, Archibald B., 77, of Hardwick, died June 28. Born in 1919 in Cabot, he was the son of Clarance and Teresa (Tousaint) Salls. He had lived in New Hampshire before returning to Hardwick in 1982. He retired from the New Hampshire Highway Department. His first wife, Dorothy Mae Dwyer Salls, is deceased. Survivors include his wife, Alice (Chapman) Salls; seven sons, Gene, Cecil, Keith, Vaughn, Darryl and Terry; three daughters, Bonnie Kalacinski, Melodye Marsh and Kaye Allen; a stepson, Ralph Chapman; four stepdaughters, June Allen, Dale Robb, Linda Wilson and Denise Stars; one brother; two sisters; 50 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. 

Tenney, George B., 86, formerly of South Royalton, died June 28. Born in 1911 in South Royalton, he was the son of James Edward and Nellie (Smith) Tenney. He was educated in Hartford and Royalton schools and graduated from South Royalton High School. In 1933, he married Elgie M. Sleeper, who died in 1983. He was a rural letter carrier for the South Royalton Post Office. After retirement, he moved to East Charleston. Survivors include two sons, Harold and Howard; two daughters, Gail Kingsbury and Phyllis Mudgett; one sister; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. 

Reeves, George J., 55, of Lower Websterville, died June 30. Born in 1942 in Plattsburgh, N.H., he was the son of Howard and Mary (Harris) Reeves. He attended schools in Plattsburgh and graduated from Our Lady of Victory High School. In 1961, he married Isabelle Sherman. He was a house painter and for the past 30 years, worked for Rouleau Granite Co. in Barre. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Lisa Commo and Jessica Commo; a granddaughter; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Speaks, Madeline Badeau, 55, of Barre, died recently. Born in 1941 in Lac Megantic, Quebec, she was the daughter of Philorum and Delvina (Jacques) Badeau. She attended elementary school in Canada, St. Monica School in Barre and Spaulding High School. She was formerly of Norwich, Conn., where she was employed as a nurses aide. Her husband, William R. Boyce, is deceased. Survivors include two sons, Brian and Roger; a daughter, Rhonda (Mrs. Francis) Tash Jr.; two grandchildren; her mother; 10 brothers; four sisters; many nieces and nephews. 

Earle, Jared A., 14, of Cabot, died June 29. Born in 1983 in Frankfurt, Germany, he was the son of Floyd R. and Donna (Firkey) Earle. He would have entered his freshman year at Cabot High School in the fall. One of his favorite pastimes was playing basketball. Survivors include his parents; maternal grandparents, Harold and Dorothy Firkey; maternal great-grandmothers, Rita Firkey and Charlotte Manning; many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Ingoldsby, Elisabeth, 87, of Northfield, died June 27. Born in 1909 in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of Oscar and Marion (Case) Lang. She attended schools in Jersey City and Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. She had lived in N.J. for 38 years and was assistant librarian at the Englewood Public Library. She had lived in Northfield since 1980 and was a summer resident of Tunbridge. She was a member of St. Mary's Church (Episcopal). Survivors include her husband, Francis Ingoldsby; two daughters, Joan Brown and Elisabeth M. Ingoldsby; two sons, Francis Jr. and Roger; five grandchildren. 

McGranaghan, Clifton, 75, of Barre Town, died July 3. Born in 1922 in Corinth, he was the son of Joseph and Florence (Parker) McGranaghan. He received his education in Corinth and served with the Army during WWII. He had worked for various construction companies, and more recently was a scrap metal dealer and hauler. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Willis; two sons, Richard and Roger White; several grandchildren; a sister; a half-brother; several nieces and nephews. 

Good, Sister Helen, 88, formerly of Barre, died July 2. Born in 1908 in Barre, she was the daughter of Lackey and Nora (Murphy) Good. She was educated in Barre City schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. She graduated from Trinity College with a degree in English and received a master's in counseling from Boston University. She entered the Sisters of Mercy of Vermont in 1927 and professed her vows in 1930. She taught at Cathedral Grammar School and Cathedral High School in Burlington, Marian High School in Barre and St. Mary's in Middlebury. Survivors include her sisters in religion, Sisters of Mercy of Vermont; a sister, Sister Aileen Good. 

McNamara, Dorothy, 88, of Northfield, died July 2. Born in 1908 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Hassett) McNamara. She graduated from Northfield High School and later from the University of Vermont. She was a teacher in Berlin, attended the Albany Business School and went to work for the Selective Service. She joined the Internal Revenue Service, working as an auditor for almost 40 years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Northfield. Survivors include a brother, Wilson McNamara; a sister, Maxine McNamara; five nephews; four nieces; 16 great-nieces and nephews. 

Lamb, James G., 62, formerly of Randolph, died June 30. Born in 1935 in Randolph, he was the son of Frank and Nettie (Chamberlin) Lamb. He received his early education in Randolph, graduated from Randolph High School and from Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, ILL. He was a career Army nurse, retiring as a Lt. Col. He attended the Incarnate Word College in Texas, the University of Hawaii and Tripler Army Nursing Corps School of Anesthesia. He and his wife, Addie (Flint) Lamb, moved to Texas in 1985. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Arlene Libby; a brother; two grandchildren. 

Hutchinson, Arlene D., 76, of Washington, died July 1. Born in 1920 in West Topsham, she was the daughter of Calvin and Hazel (Wood) Colby. She attended schools in West Topsham and Bradford Academy. In 1937, she married Delmer Hutchinson. She was a parent, homemaker and grandparent and was active in the local and school community. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Janice Brooks and Lois Manning; two sons, Calvin and Jay; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters; her step-mother, Ida Colby; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Geake, Kenneth W., 67, of Barre Town, died July 1. Born in 1929 in Williamstown, he was the son of Edward and Minnie (Ratell) Geake. He attended Williamstown Elementary School and Spaulding High School and obtained a GED while in the Army. He graduated from Coyne Electrical School in Boston. He was employed at the Vermont Agency of Transportation traffic shop, retiring in 1986. In 1949, he married Barbara Banks. Survivors include his wife; his mother; a son, Michael; two daughters, Barbara Carey and Katherine Hiteshew; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Salls, Erwin H., 79, of Greensboro, died June 30. Born in 1918 in Hardwick, he was the son of Edward and Clara (Philbrook) Salls. He attended public schools in Campton, N.H. and Greensboro. He served with the Army during WWII. He was employed by the town of Greensboro until 1951. In 1948, he married Wilfred Chaloux. They bought a farm in North Greensboro. Survivors include his wife; six children, Linda Dimick, Leona Pike, Rose Bothfield, Erwin Salls Jr., Wilfred Salls and Edward Salls; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers; two sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Hibbard, Geraldine G., 88, formerly of Montpelier, died July 7. Born in 1908 in East Milton, Mass., she was the daughter of Jesse and Margaret (Fraser) Gosse. She graduated from Commerce High School in Springfield, Mass. and Westfield (Mass.) Normal School. She taught elementary school in Feeding Hills, Mass. Her husband, James Hibbard, died in 1964. She lived in Montpelier for almost 50 years where she was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. She was a Red Cross volunteer and a volunteer at Central Vermont Hospital. Survivors include a son, J. Lawrence Hibbard; a daughter, Margaret Miller; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a niece and several cousins. 

Duling, Martin J., 85, formerly of Montpelier, died July 8. He owned and operated a painting contracting business in Montpelier and was a member of St. Augustine Church. He had lived in North Concord for the last 12 years, and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in St. Johnsbury. He and his wife, Hattie (Coutermarsh), were foster grandparents for several area children with the Futures Unlimited program at Northeast Kingdom Mental Health in St. Johnsbury. His wife died in 1996. Survivors include a daughter, Norene (Mrs. John) Emerick; five stepchildren, Theresa Arusiewicz, Anna Marie Spaulding, Deanna Coutermarsh, Ernest Coutermarsh and Delores Coutermarsh; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren. 

Hamel, Ralph E., 88, of Barre, died July 7. Born in 1908 in Marshfield, he was the son of Edward and Melvina (Thurston) Hamel. He attended schools in Richmond, Quebec. In 1931, he married Mary Emond. He had been in the granite business, was employed by Fred George as a truck driver and later was a self-employed truck driver, retiring in 1970. He served in the Army. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ronald, Ralph and Gary; two daughters, Maxine (Mrs. Richard) Baldwin and Barbara Norman; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters; one brother. 

Bouchard, Keven, 43, of Stowe, died June 22. Born in 1954, he was the son of Reba (Raymond) and Stewart Bouchard Sr. He was a design engineer for Boeing Aircraft in Everett, WA and a former employee of IBM in Essex Junction. Survivors include two brothers, Stewart Jr. and Jody; a nephew and two nieces. 

Valle, Fruto J., 80, of Barre, died July 7. Born in 1916 in Bethel, he was the son of Victoriano and Jennie (Rossi) Valle. His family moved to Barre in 1927. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. He was a veteran of the Army, having been an infantry paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division. In 1946, he returned to Barre and was manager at Barre Wholesale Grocery, later became a partner of C&C Clothing and then worked for Walker Motors for 37 years. In 1942, he married Helen Mary Mulcahy, who died in 1957. In 1960, he married Lucy M. Moore, who died in January,1997. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include his son, Thomas Sr.; two daughters, Anne Figelman and Patricia Denison; seven grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; an aunt. 

Houde, Kenneth W., 52, of Barre, died July 8. Born in 1944 in Framingham, MA, he was the son of Frank and Blanche Houde. He attended schools in Framingham. In 1996, he married Sandra Lumbra. They moved to Barre July 3. Mr. Houde has been disabled for the past six years. He is survived by his wife. 

Barton, Justin C., 69, of Randolph, died July 10. Born in 1927 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of Stuart and Marjorie (Smith) Barton. He was educated in Maryland and New York schools, Boston College and graduated from Boston Law School. He had been a practicing attorney in Massachusetts until 1989. In 1951, he married Evelyn Green. He moved to Randolph in 1990. He was a ski instructor at Suicide Six in Woodstock, served as section manager of the American Radio Relay League and taught line dancing on the Vermont Technical College campus. Memberships included Sts. Donation and Rogation Church in Randolph. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife; a son, Justin Jr.; five daughters, Ann Marie Barton Sullivan, Mary Barton Rau, Susan Barton Bunker, Carol Barton and Eileen Barton; six grandchildren. 

Rollins, Dorothy G., 84 of Randolph, died July 10. Born in 1912, she was the daughter of Charles and Maude (Landon) Gabree. She was educated in Milton schools. In 1934, she married Frank Rollins, who died in 1965. Survivors include a son, Arthur; a daughter, Caroline Brown; three sisters; two grandchildren. 

Little, William E., 83, of Williamstown, died July 9. Born in 1913 in Richford, he was the son of Richard and Ethel (Currier) Little. He attended schools in Richford and worked at the former Swett-Cummings Furniture Co. there. He came to Barre in 1931 and was employed at the former Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and later at Sprague Electric Co. His first wife, Abbie Myott Little, is deceased. In 1952, he married Emma Pickett, who died in 1991. He was a member of the Williamstown United Federated Church. Survivors include a stepson, Drew Pickett; a step-daughter, Melba Young; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; cousins. 

Schroeder, Agnes, 92, of Berlin, died July 11. Born in 1905 in Medford, Mass., she was the daughter of Stephen and Catherine (Driscoll) Grimley. She was educated in West Medford schools and graduated from Medford High School. IN 1949, she married Joseph Neville, who died in 1949. In 1964, she married William Christian (Firpo) Schroeder, who is also deceased. She had worked for the Western Union Telegraph Co. in Boston until her retirement in the 1970s. While living in Medford, she was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Survivors include a sister, Eleanor M. Kane; two nieces, Eleanor Madison and Deborah Meier; a nephew, Walter V. Kane. 

Smith, Earl C., 83, of Randolph, died July 9. Born in 1914 in Mohawk, N.Y., he was the son of Frank and Irene (Banton) Smith. He was educated in New York schools and graduated from Van Hornsville (N.Y.) High School. He had farmed in New York and later was employed as a postal clerk in Mohawk, retiring in 1976. In 1937, he married Elizabeth J. Mehring. They moved to Randolph in 1991. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Richard and David; two daughters, Barbara Brown Mead and Edith Vorce Palmer; two brothers; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. 

Bascom, Perry B., 73, of Greensboro and Dacula, GA, died July 7. Born in Bound Brook, N.J., he was the son of Perry and Katherine (Bagnall) Bascom. He attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and served in the Navy. He was a retired radio broadcast executive. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn (Dawson) Bascom; a daughter, Janet Wheeler; a son, Alan; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Goodrich, Mary Jean, 63, formerly of Montpelier, died July 4. Born in 1934 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Emery Henry Roberts and Ida (Provencher) Roberts. She was educated in Montpelier and Essex Junction schools. She had been a cashier for Green Mountain Power Corp., retiring in 1995. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth, Christopher and Robert; three daughters, Diana Blow, Cindy Hamlin and Pamela Russell; eight grandchildren; her fiance, George Racine III; six brothers and one sister; nieces and nephews. 

Miles, Beverly E., 69, formerly of Montpelier, died July 6. Born in 1928 in Charlestown, she was the daughter of Clyde and Florence (Kimball) Rich. She was adopted by an aunt, Mabel Kimbal and her husband, James Mayette. She graduated from Montpelier High School and Vermont Junior College. In 1955, she married Wayne L. Miles. They lived all over the world while Mr. Miles was in the Air Force and moved to Montpelier in 1975. She was employed as a secretary by the Johnson Artesian Well Co. in Montpelier. They had lived in Lebanon since 1993. Survivors include her husband; a son, James; a daughter, Sherri Miles; two grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Boudreau, Agatha E., 83, of Barre, died July 4. Born in 1913 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Ludger and Georgianna (Bussiere) Gosselin. She attended schools in St. Johnsbury. In 1941, she married Hector J. Boudreau, who died in 1983. In 1967, she began working at the J.J. Newberry Store. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include one son, Norman; a daughter, Susan (Mrs. Douglas) Spaulding; four grandchildren; a sister.

Dalley, Cathleen A., 70, of Moretown, died July 15. Born in 1927 in Fayston, she was the daughter of Albert and Edythe (Brothers) LaVanway Sr. She graduated from Waitsfield High School. In 1946, she married James E. Dalley Sr. She spent her life as a homemaker and parent and was a member of the South Duxbury Church. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Lori Collins; three sons, James Jr. , Gary and Mike; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters; four brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Davis, Barbara, 82, of Randolph, died July 11. Born in 1914 in East Brookfield, she was the daughter of Arthur J. and Bessie (Kendall) Wheatley. She graduated from Randolph High School and Johnson Normal School and taught in Randolph. In 1934, she married Erwin H. Davis, who died in 1975. She taught piano and played with several orchestras and was church organist. Prior to retirement in 1976, she worked at the Gary Home and Rahabilitation, the Sheltered Workshop and the Fish & Game Department, all in Montpelier, and at the Perkins School in Lancaster, MA. Survivors include three daughters, Joan Moran, Linda Nissl and Patricia Bradshaw; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. 

Harrington, Elizabeth, 94, of Northfield, died July 10. Born in 1903 in Royalton, she was the daughter of Don C. and Nettie (Luce) Gifford. She attended schools in East Bethel and Brookfield, graduated from Randolph High School and attended Randolph Normal School. She taught elementary school for more than 45 years, having taught in Randolph, Randolph Center and East Randolph, Brookfield and East Brookfield. She retired in 1968. In 1923, she married Edward Harrington, who died in 1979. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Royalton. Survivors include two sons, Gifford and Dean; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a niece. 

Currier, Mary Jane, 71, of Barre, died July 13. Born in 1925 in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of Edward and Christina (Frank) O'Connell. She attended schools in Buffalo. In 1950, she married Elmer Currier, who died in 1968. Survivors include a son, Leander; three grandchildren; three brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Comi, P. Edward, 95, formerly of Montpelier, died July 3. Born in 1902 in Montpelier. He attended schools in Vermont and lived in Massachusetts from 1940 to 1960. He invented the "rear shutter" for the commercial motion picture projector in 1929. He was co-owner and co-founder of New England's first drive-in theater in Mass. He was a musician, touring throughout Vermont, New England and Canada. He settled in Massachusetts where he established his own business, Massachusetts Theater Equipment Co. His wife, Mary (Morizzi) Comi, is deceased. Survivors include his children, Paul, Alfred and Diane; cousins. 

Morrison, Wesley H., 78, of Groton, died July 13. Born in 1919, he was the son of George and Lila (Eaton) Morrison. He was a stonecutter at Hutchins and Perreault Granite Co. in East Barre. His first wife, Lillian (Darling) Morrison, died in 1955. Survivors include his wife, Pearl (Phelps) Morrison; two daughters, Shelley Lauzon and Sharon Stumpf; four sons, Colin, David, Robert and Typer; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister; several cousins. 

LaFaille, Clara A., 96, of Barre, died July 15. Born in 1900 in Williamstown, she was the daughter of Thomas and Anna (Poulin) LaPoint. She attended Holy Ghost School in Graniteville. In 1927, she married Aime LaFaille, who died in 1962. She was a member of St. Sylvester Church in Graniteville and St. Monica Church. Survivors include a daughter, Theresa (Mrs. Donald) Tyler; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Yax, James F., 45, of Vershire, died July 14. Born in 1952 in Mount Clemens, MI, he was the son of Louis and Emma Yax. He attended schools in Mount Clemens and served in the Army in Vietnam. He worked as a welder and moved to Vermont in the 1980s. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Yax; a brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Gillespie, Aurora D., 79, of Northfield Falls, died July 15. Born in 1918 in Quincy, Mass., she was the daughter of Dennis and Marcelina (Fernandez) Diego. She graduated from Northfield High School and attended Bay Path Institute in Hartford, Conn. In 1942, she married Robert Gillespie, who died in 1962. They purchased McGrattan Fuel Co. in Northfield and operated it as Gillespie Fuels. After her husband's death, she continued to operate the business, retiring in 1984. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Mrs. Reed) Korrow and Marianne (Mrs. Donald) Davidson; two sisters; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

DeCoste, Agnes, 87, of South Royalton, died July 15. Born in 1910 in South Royalton, she was the daughter of Joseph and Louella (Tenney) DeCoste. She grew up in Derry, N.H. and later graduated from South Royalton High School. She was employed as a secretary in Boston and later worked for Van Raalte Corp in Randolph, G.W. Plastics in Bethel and retired from Petco Oil Co. in South Royalton. Survivors include a niece, Pam Salls; two nephews, Tim Renehan and Sean Renehan. 

Godin, Jean A., 66, of Moretown, died July 12. Born in 1930 in Morrisville, he was the son of Annette (Bouchard) and Theophile Godin. He attended schools in Stowe and served with the Air Force and the Marines during the Korean War. He farmed for several years and later was employed by Palisades Landfill in Moretown as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1993. Survivors include his wife; his mother; two daughters, Kimberly Godin and Serena Godin; two sisters; four brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Magoon, Flindy E., 79, of Barre, died July 13. Born in 1918 in Norwood, Mass., she was the daughter of Albert and Katie Mae (Smith) Norton. She attended schools in Norwood, Barton, Brookfield and Barre. In 1935, she married Edgar Magoon, who died in 1990. They had owned and operated a farm in Berlin on Bible Hill Road. Survivors include two sons, Edgar Jr. and Eugene; two daughters, Ruth Gagnon and Linda Lane; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three sisters; nieces and nephews. 

McSorley, Maureen M., 91, formerly of Barre, died July 17. Born in 1906 in Barre, she was the daughter of William and Katherine (Murphy) McLean. The family moved to Montpelier in 1908. She graduated from Mount St. Mary's Academy in Burlington and attended Kimball Secretarial School in Lowell, Mass. In 1929, she married Thomas F. McSorley, who predeceased her. She was an accomplished pianist and taught piano lessons. She also was an artist. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia A. O'Brien; a son, Brian; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Magoon, Irene J., 59, of Williamstown, died July 18. Born in 1938 in Brookfield, she was the daughter of Clyde and Florence (Grover) Parker. She went to elementary schools in Brookfield and Graniteville and later attended Williamstown High School. She was a painter and paper hanger by trade and also worked as a cook. In 1961, she married Edgar S. Magoon Jr. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Robert Salter III, Duncan Salter and Edgar Magoon III; three daughters, Gayla Perreault, Teresa Fanton and Cheryl Curtis; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five brothers; two sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Ingellis, Lena B. (Bruno) McGoff, 81, formerly of Montpelier, died May 31. Born in 1916 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of George and Virginia (Depasquale) Bruno. She had lived in Bristol, Conn., since 1942 and was employed as head housekeeper at Carpenter Construction Co. and for Topper and Griggs in Plainville, retiring in 1975. She also sold cosmetics for the Mary Kay Co. She was a member of St. Anthony Church. Survivors include a son, Michael; two daughters, Patricia Thompson and Mary Scholl; three brothers; a sister; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Pitkin, Allen, 91, of Montpelier, died July 15. Born in 1906 in Montpelier, he was the son of Frank and Margaret (Sabin) Pitkin. He attended Montpelier schools, graduating from Montpelier High School. He served with the Army during WWII. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1966 as a mail carrier. He continued to work for Montpelier High School in the hot lunch program. He was a member of Christ Church (Episcopal). Survivors include three cousins, Raymond Sabin, Richard Sabin and Kenneth Sabin; two nephews. 

Mayo, Hannah L., 4, of Hardwick, died recently. Born in 1993 in Morrisville, she was the daughter of Dwayne and Andrea (Magoon) Mayo. She was a member of St. Norbert's Parish and was enrolled in Joyce LeCours Day Care. Survivors include her parents; her paternal grandparents, David and Judy Mayo; aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Palacio, Frank J., 86, of Barre, died July 18. Born in 1910 in Arudy, France, he was the son of Manuel and Emilia (Anso) Palacio. His family moved to Lynch, KY, where he received his early education. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in economics and later from the New York Stock Exchange Institute. He worked on Wall Street at the New York Stock Exchange. In 1930, he married Carmen Labrana, who died in 1995. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, and served in the military police. In 1949, he and his brother, Robert Corey, opened Camp Meade Motor Court in Middlesex. Survivors include a brother, Ramon; two nieces. 

Gallison, Doris W., 76, of South Woodbury, died July 17. Born in 1920 in South Woodbury, she was the daughter of Raymond and Bernice (Angell) Wheeler. She received her early education in North Montpelier and Plainfield schools and graduated from Plainfield High School and from Vermont Junior College. In 1945, she married Robert McKnight Gallison. She worked at the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles and later at the dietary department at Goddard College. Survivors include her husband; a son, Lynn; a daughter, Jean Millard; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Rattee, Flora E., of Bethel, died July 15. Born in Middletown, Conn., she was the daughter of Harry and Edith (Grace) Emmette. She graduated from Middletown High School and received her nursing education at attending classes at night. She worked for Standard Knapp Corp. in Portland, Conn. and at Coblet Lodge Nursing Home, also in Conn. In 1979, she married Arnold Rattee. Survivors include her husband; a son, Terry; three daughters, Donna Bianchi, Suzanne Dufford and Grechel Auger; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. 

Finnie, John, 77, formerly of Barre, died July 17. Born in 1920 in Barre, he was the son of Edward and Evelyn (Duncan) Finnie. He graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Army, stationed in England. In 1964, he married Margaret Derocher. He worked for Green Mountain Power Corp. as a lineman and later as foreman. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife; a sister, Evelyn Johnson; three brothers, George, Thomas and James; an aunt; nieces and nephews. 

Cameron, Alfred R., 85, formerly of East Barre, died July 14. Born in 1911 in East Barre, he was the son of Alexander and Eva Ann (Owen) Cameron. He attended East Barre School. In 1937, he married Cesarina Magni. They had lived in Charlestown, N.H. for more than 50 years. He worked as a machinist at Fellows Gear Shapers, retiring in 1973. He was a member of Charlestown Congregational Church and former member of the East Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Gary; a brother; three sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Hull, Alton R., 67, of Calais, died July 16. Born in 1929 in Colchester, he was the son of George and Pearl (Kellette) Hull. He attended elementary schools in East Montpelier, graduated from St. Michael's High School and from Vermont Technical College. In 1952, he married Katherine Rudd. He served with the Navy during WWII and worked in the granite industry for 45 years as a stone cutter and sandblaster at Houle-Giudici Granite Company. Survivors include his wife; a son, Greg; three grandchildren; three brothers; four sisters. 

Haupt, Richard E., 59, formerly of Randolph, died July 12. Born in 1937 in Randolph, he was the son of Herman and Mildred (Flint) Haupt. He attended schools in Essex Junction and Florida. He worked at Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf before leaving for New Orleans in May. Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Charbonneau) Haupt; a son, Charles; a sister; many nieces and nephews. 

Quinn, Julie M., 37, of Northfield, died July 13. Born in 1960 in Barre, she was the daughter of George and Marie (Farnham) Goodrich Jr. She graduated from Northfield High School and in 1980, married John Quinn Jr. She and her husband purchased the Nantanna Pub, which they operated for two years and then she was employed at Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Berlin. Survivors include her husband; a son, John III; a daughter, Carly; her father; her mother and stepfather, Marie and Edward Eaton; two brothers; three sisters; a half-brother; several nieces and nephews. 

Masterson, George B., 77, of East Randolph, died July 12. Born in 1920 in Lincoln, he was the son of Milo and Jennie (Benedict) Masterson. He was educated in Lincoln and East Middlebury elementary schools and Middlebury High School. He worked for Rossi Construction Co. of Connecticut and retired in 1988 as maintenance foreman for the state of Vermont. In 1950, he married Hilda Morrill. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Michael, Danle and Jeffrey; a sister; five grandchildren. 

Nichols, Laura, 89, of Barre, died July 11. Born in 1907 in Barre, she was the daughter of Battista and Francessa Comolli. She attended Barre schools. In 1932, she married Robert Nichols, who die din 1971. She was employed at Peerless Knitting Mill and at the former Heaton House in Montpelier. Survivors include two nieces, Lillian Sullivan and Sandra Lightholder; a nephew, Richard Gariboldi.


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