Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1997

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Wilber, George A., 85, of Northfield, died July 19. Born in 1911 in Sidney, N.Y., he was the son of Chester and Lean (Fergesen) Wilber. He attended schools in Glens Falls, N.Y. In 1937, he married Norma Berry. He served with the Army from 1944-46 and worked in the granite industry in Northfield and later in Barre. He retired in 1979. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Judith (Mrs. James) Hill and Jane Wilber; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Stridsberg, Lonnie J., 25, of Duxbury, died July 20. Born in 1972 in Berlin, he was the son of Leslie Stridsberg and Cindy Griffith. He graduated from Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. Following graduation, he was involved in an automobile accident and had been disabled since. Survivors include his mother and her husband Ira Sollace; his father and his wife, Norma; paternal grandfather; maternal grandmother; one sister; one brother; two step-brothers; nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. 

Quinlan, Frederick M., 75, of Barre, died July 21. He was born in Barre but had lived in Kensington, Conn., for 32 years. He served in the Navy during WWII. He had been employed by the Fafnir Bearing Co. in Connecticut, retiring in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Joyce (Howe) Quinlan; two daughters, Eileen (Mrs. Irwin) Lentchner and Debra (Mrs. Robert) Narus; a sister; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Sibson, Howard W., 77, formerly of Barre, died July 24. Born in 1919 in Boston, he was the son of George and Beatrice (Perks) Sibson. He attended Spaulding High School and graduated from Elberton High School in Georgia. He attended various trade schools in Barre. He worked for Grearson and Lane Granite Company before moving to Portsmouth, N.H. He operated the Sibson Memorial Company in Portsmouth and served as president and treasurer until he died. Survivors include his wife; Olivia F. (Duranleau) Sibson; a daughter, Sandra Johna Sibson Patterson; and a niece. 

McNaulty, Annie J., 87, of Hardwick, died July 23. Born in 1909 in Worcester, she was the daughter of Irwin Elmer and Minnie (Laundry) Jacobs. She attended Middlesex schools. In 1928, she married Gardner Francis McNaulty, who died in 1974. She worked in the Montpelier as a domestic and was custodian of Middlesex Village School and municipal building and was a clerk at Horton Smith's store in Middlesex. She later moved to Hardwick and was employed at Chapin's Rest Home in East Calais. Survivors include a daughter, Alberta McNaulty; five sons, Francis, Arnold, Harold, Robert and William; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Trombley, Deva E., 93, formerly of Williamstown, died July 18. Born in Williamstown, she was the daughter of John and Lena (Rodney) Blanchard. She worked at Fishman's store in Barre, before moving to New Hampshire where she later worked at the Woolworth and J.C. Penney stores. She was the widow of Eraldo Mancinia, who died in 1938 and of Paul E. Trombley, who died in 1969. Survivors include a son, Angelo John; two step-sons, Preston and Paul Trombley; a step-daughter, Patricia Tessier; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Abbott, Douglas K., 26, of Cabot, died recently. Born in 1971 in Hardwick, he was the son of Nelson and Grace (Prue) Abbott. He attended Cabot public schools. He served in the Navy and after discharge, returned to Vermont and worked at the Vermont State Hospital, Sterling Institute and Bombardier Corp. Survivors include his father and his wife, Yolanda; his mother and her companion, John Cookson; a brother, Daniel Sr.; paternal grandparents; maternal grandparents; several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Ciliberti, Elena T., 88, of Montpelier, died July 23. Born in 1909 in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of William and Nellie (Terry) Tunnard. She attended Lincoln High School and New Jersey State Normal School. In 1938, she married Ercole Ciliberti, who died in 1995. She was an elementary school teacher in the Jersey City public schools and at St. John's Roman Catholic School in N.J. She and her husband moved to Montpelier eight years ago. Survivors include a sons, Edward; a daughter, Eileen (Mrs. Theodore) vonWallmenich; four grandchildren. 

Noury, Antonio J., 55, of Williamstown, died July 22. Born in 1942 in Barre, he was the son of Joseph and Eliza (LaValley) Noury. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Marion High School. He was employed at the Grand Union, retiring in 1995. In 1962, he married Pauline Beede. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Mrs. Patrick) Harrington; four sons, Kendon, Edward, Joseph and James; six grandchildren; five sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Lindsay, Helena P., 94, of Montpelier, died July 21. Born in 1903, she was the daughter of J. Wilfred and Della (Hale) Pembroke. She attended Montpelier schools and graduated from Montpelier High School. She completed nurses training at St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing in Brighton, Mass. She had worked for the Visiting Public Health Nurse program. In 1933, she married Dr. W. Douglas Lindsay, who died in 1975. Survivors include three daughters, Susan Youker, Ann Lindsay and Joan Lindsay; one son, Douglas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Boudro, DesNeiges B., 91, of Randolph, died July 22. Born in 1905 in Stoke Center, Quebec, she was the daughter of James and Olivine (Poirier) Belanger. She attended schools in Manchester, N.H. and Brookfield. In 1928, she married Joseph Boudro, who died in 1967. She had worked for the Randolph Furniture Co. and Van Raalte, both in Randolph. Later she was a caregiver in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut. She was a member of Sts. Donatian and Rogatian Catholic Church in Randolph. Survivors include a son, Donald; three daughters, Madeleine Wheeler, Loraine Boudro and Thelma Tibbets; a stepson, Leo Boudro; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Andrews, Ruth G., 97, formerly of Plainfield, died July 18. Born in 1899, she was the daughter of Ward and Maude (Winchenbach) Grafton. She graduated from Thomaston schools and secretarial school in Rockland, Maine. In 1922, she married Edward Andrews, who died in 1967. They had moved to Plainfield in 1923, where she was a member of Grace Methodist Church. After her husband's death, she moved to Maine to be near her family. Survivors include two sons, Edward and Paul; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter. 

Sturgeon, Loella M., 81, of Berlin, died July 24. Born in 1916 in Brookfield, she was the daughter of John and Julia (Williams) Beard. She attended Brookfield schools and was a member of the Brookfield Congregational Church. Survivors include three sisters, Alyce Patterson, Ruth Mengel and Esther Walker; a brother, Julian Beard; many nieces and nephews.

Stevenson, Hazel May, 89, of Calais, died June 9. Born in 1908 in Salt Lake City, UT, she was the daughter of Henry and Millie (Love) Stutz. Her childhood was spent in Utah, Idaho and California. She had lived in Wasco, CA and worked as a legal secretary, moving to Calais in the 1960s. She was deputy court administrator and deputy clerk of the Supreme Court, until retirement. Survivors include her daughters, Lissa Stevenson and Karen Sceales; her sons, N. Edward Stevenson and Allen Stevenson; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. 

Templeton, Neal G., 71, formerly of Northfield, died July 31. Born in 1925 in Northfield, he was the son of Neal and Alice (McKinstry) Templeton. He attended schools in Northfield and in Springfield, MA, where he graduated from high school. He later attended the Naval V12 School at Tufts University in Boston, Naval Officers School at Northwestern University of Chicago and Advance Line Officers School in Miami, FL. He served with the Navy during WWII. In 1947, he married Arlene Livendale. He was vice president at First Vermont Bank and Trust Co. in Brattleboro, where he had lived since 1955. He retired in 1982. He was a member of the Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Susan Templeton and Nancy Lynn; a sister; four grandchildren; one great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Colbeth, Ira E., 67, of East Hardwick, died July 31. Born in 1930 in Cabot, he was the son of Edson and Florando (Smith) Colbeth. He had lived in East Hardwick with Martha Keough and her husband, Rodney. He worked for Pelletier Lumber, Mastercraft in Greensboro bend, Pratt and Read in Morrisville and Whiskers Restaurant in Stowe. He retired in 1990. He had been married to Betty Lebarron. Survivors include two sons, Robert and Bruce; two daughters, Mary and Rose; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Martineau, Flora M., 64, of Barre Town, died Aug. 1. Born in 1933 in Barre, she was the daughter of Richard and Anna (Blais) Messier. She attended school in West Topsham and graduated from Spaulding High School. She was employed at National Life Insurance Co. before moving to Connecticut, where she worked as a nurse's aide. She moved back to Barre and married Raoul Martineau. They owned and operated a farm. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; a son, Mark; three daughters, Rita Martineau, Marielle McKay and Diane Clough; a sister; a granddaughter. 

Greenough, Esther, 92, of Northfield, died July 30. Born in in 1905 in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Garfield and Alice (Jacobson) Fellman. She was educated in Clinton, Iowa and graduated as a registered nurse from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Iowa City. She married Col. Robert Greenough, they moved to Northfield in 1949. Her husband died in 1962. She had been employed at the Green Mountain Clinic in Northfield. Survivors include a son, Kent; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

Bashaw, Henry V., 65, of Marshfield, died July 31. Born in 1932 in Marshfield, he was the son of Henry and Madine (Shaw) Bashaw. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was employed in the telephone industry, retiring from GT&E. He had been a member and chief of the Cabot Fire Department and co-founder of the Cabot Ambulance Squad and former member of the Cabot Board of Selectmen. Survivors include his wife, Louise Nunn Duke Bashaw; his former wife, Eunice Bashaw; a daughter, Wendy Barnett; a son, Michael; a step-daughter, Darlene Rouleau; two stepsons, Ronald and Stephen Duke; a brother; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren. 

Micheli, Giulia, 90, of Barre, died July 26. Born in 1907 in Spezia, Italy, she was the daughter of Pietro and Caroline (Ianni) Serafini. In 1928, she married Amerigo Micheli, who died in 1949. She was a member of the St. Monica Church. Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Moore; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. 

Eldredge, James E., 73, of Waterbury, died July 28. Born in 1923 in Montpelier, he was the son of Edward and Mildred (Breen) Eldredge. He graduated from Waterbury High School and attended Wentworth Institute in Boston. He served with the Vermont State Guard during WWII. In 1945, he married Barbara Baird. He owned and operated the Eldredge Co. Bobbin Millin Waterbury and later became a manufacturer of Weatherwood and pre-stained siding. He was a member of Waterbury Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Jane Grace and Pamela Chevalier; a son Edward; two granddaughters; two grandsons; three great-granddaughters; two cousins. 

Granger, Mildred C., 87, of Waterbury, died July 26. Born in 1910 in Concord, she was the daughter of Albert and Ada (Boutwell) Currier. In 1942, she married Carl M. Granger, who died in 1987. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Marshall; two sons, Carl and Richard; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Davidson, Muriel, 79, of South Ryegate, died Aug. 8. Born in 1918 in South Ryegate, she was the daughter of John and Annie (Stephen) MacKinnon. She graduated from Woodsville High School. She was the co-owner with her husband, Clyde R. Davidson who died in 1994, of the C.R. Davidson Granite Co. in South Ryegate. She was a member of the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church and the Lake Wales Presbyterian Church. Survivors include one sister, Madine MacKinnon; two step-daughters, Mrs. Louise Doe and Mrs. Priscilla Mason; three step-sons, John, Robert and Paul Davidson; several step-grandchildren. 

Donahue, Roger F., 36, of Sharon, died Aug. 5. Born in 1960 in Hanover, N.H., he was the son of Harold and Sarah (Gibson) Donahue. He attended Sharon Graded School and graduated from South Royalton High School. He was employed at Split Ballbearing in Lebanon, N.H. and later became a self-employed carpenter working in the central Vermont area. Since 1989, he worked for Trumbull Nelson Construction Co. Inc., in Hanover and had his own woodworking ship. In 1993, he married Sandra Cahoon. He was assistant chief of the Sharon Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include his wife; his mother; three step-daughters, Patricia Cahoon, Jessica Carregal and Ann Sargent; two brothers; three sisters; three step-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Howe, Robert K., 65, of Montpelier, died Aug. 4. He was the son of Luman and Dorothy (Hallett) Howe and attended Montpelier schools, graduating from Kimball Union Academy in Meredith, N.H. and from Colby College in Maine. He was employed as a banker in New York City, retiring in 1989. Survivors include his sisters, Priscilla Triebs and Carol Schlank; five nieces and four nephews. 

Robinson, Vaile G., 62, of Calais, died Aug. 9. Born in 1935 in Montpelier, he was the son of Gregory and Glee (Nelson) Robinson. He graduated from Montpelier High School and served in the Navy. In 1959, he married Rena Chainey. He was employed by Walker Motors and later with New England Life Insurance Co., New York Life Insurance Co. and with Midland Life Insurance Co. He recently became semi-retired. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Kim Robinson, Kathy Rubalcaba, Kelly Robinson and Karlyn Robinson; two sons, Timothy and Thomas; 11 grandchildren; a brother; a niece and nephew; many cousins. 

Bartlett, Clarence J., 63, of Randolph, died Aug. 4. Born in Barre in 1934, he was the son of Clarence and Robena (Shortt) Bartlett. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. He had served with the Army. He was a self-employed carpenter, handyman and a farmer. Survivors include four sisters, Christine Bigelow, Nancy Wellman, Brenda Harvey and Linda Larivee; a brother, Conrad Bartlett; many nieces and nephews. 

Ainsworth, Harriette, 85, of South Woodbury, died Aug. 1. Born in 1912 in Evanston, ILL., she was the daughter of Joel Dubois Hunter and Beatrice Wigmore Hunter. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College and Northwestern University Medical School and practiced pediatric medicine in Massachusetts during the 1940s. In 1943, she married Paul Kuntz. In 1969, she married Gerald Ainsworth, they farmed in South Woodbury until his death in 1986. Survivors include four children, Sarah Dilworth, Joel Kuntz, Timothy Kuntz and Susan Sawyer; six grandchildren; one brother. 

Haupt, Geneva A., 79, of Randolph, died Aug. 3. Born in 1918 in Landaff, N.H., she was the daughter of Harry and Agnes (Townsend) Morse. She received her early education in Barnard and Randolph schools and graduated from Randolph High School. In 1937, she married Walter Haupt, who died in 1994. She had worked as a nurse's aide at the Eastern Star Home (now the Joselyn House) in Randolph and part-time for several other Randolph businesses. She was a member of the Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Waldo and Cathryn Fitzgerald; three grandsons; many nieces and nephews. 

Gilbert, Christina Darling, 87, formerly of Barre and Williamstown, died Aug. 3. Born in 1909 in McIndoe Falls, she was the daughter of William and Evalona (Scott) Darling. She attended McIndoes Academy, graduated from Woodsville (N.H.) High School and received her teaching degree from Plymouth Normal School. In 1932, she married Alan Gilbert, who died in 1970. She taught in the West Barnet school system and the New Boston (N.H.) school system. She also substituted in the Barre school system and later worked at the former Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and Sprague Electric Co. She attended the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Alan Jr.; a daughter, Elaine Gilbert Bennett; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Olich, Nora E., 72, of Montpelier, died Aug. 2. Born in 1925 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of Clarence and Edith (Damon) Straw. She received her early education in Waitsfield and graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1944, she married Harvey Olich. She was Washington County Probate Judge for 33 years. Survivors include her husband; a son, Gary; two grandsons; a sister; four brothers. 

Dow, Bernol S., 71, formerly of Waterbury, died Aug. 3. Born in 1926 in Waterbury, he was the son of Leslie and Marion (Kennedy) Dow. He graduated from Waterbury High School. In 1948, he married Dorothy Richards. He was a laboratory technician at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Waterbury Center Community Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Gary; a daughter, Elaine Beck; two brothers; two sisters; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Azur, Nellie B., 91, of Montpelier, died Aug. 6. Born in 1905 in Wadi Qannoubine, Lebanon, she was the daughter of Gabriel and Anna (Goleb) Handy. She came to this country in 1920. In 1924, she married Thomas Azur, who died in 1937. She was a communicant of St. Augustine Church. She was employed at Cross Bakery and at the Main Street School lunch program, retiring at age 74. Survivors include three daughters, Nancy (Mrs. Gerald) Willey, Patricia Azur and Ann-Marie Azur; a son, Thomas; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; one sister; two brothers; many nieces and nephews. 

Carlisle, Linda L., 53, formerly of Barre, died Aug. 9. Born in 1944 in Springfield, she spent her early years in Barre and later graduated from Vergennes High School. She had been employed as a store clerk in Barre. Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Stillwell; her son, Lyle Newell; a sister; four brothers; two grandchildren. 

Burnham, Grace E., 74, of Berlin, died Aug. 3. Born in 1923 in Fayston, she was the daughter of James and Urie (Pratt) McCullough. She married Horace Burnham in 1939. She attended the United Church of Marshfield and had been a resident of Marshfield. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Welston and Meldon; a sister; a grandson; a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Dunleavy, Claire B., 86, of Barre, died Aug. 14. Born in 1910 in Barre, she was the daughter of James and Annie (Sullivan) Bennett. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. She was secretary to the president of Rock of Ages Corp. from 1927 to 1938. In 1937, she married Dr. Thomas Dunleavy, who died in 1990. She belonged to St. Monica Church and was a volunteer at the Central Vermont Hospital Gift Shop. Survivors include four daughters, Ann Dunleavy Gannon, Martha Pellegrini, Catherine LeClerc and Mary Jo Dunleavy; 10 grandchildren; three nephews and two nieces. 

Gregoire, Donald L., 66, formerly of Barre, died Aug. 9. Born in 1931 in Barre, he was the son of Ernest and Leona (Bisson) Gregoire. He graduated from St. Michael's High School and served with the Air Force during the Korean War. In 1957, he married Beebe Callahan. He was employed as maintenance and property manager at the Racquet's Edge in Essex Jct. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Marianne Nealy, Laurie Gilbert and Barbara Gregoire; a son, James; four grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Giudici, Marie F., 65, of Barre Town, died Aug. 14. Born in 1932 in Barre, she was the daughter of Richard and Helen (Archambault) Fernandez. She attended Barre City schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1949, she married Frank Giudici. She was a volunteer at the Central Vermont Hospital Gift Shop and a former Brownie Scout leader and Cub Scout den mother. Survivors include her husband; one son, Frank; two daughters, Brenda Plungis and Gina Giudici-Oakes; four grandchildren; an aunt. 

Richotte, Dorothy J., 72, of Hardwick, died Aug. 12. Born in 1924 in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of Edward and Lottie (Barry) Theurich. She graduated from Milford (PA) High School. In 1944, she married Raymond Richotte. She had been employed at Royal Typewriter Co. and later at Travelers Insurance Co., both in Hartford, CT, retiring in 1988. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Nancy Ann Martyn; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Grandbois, Marie B., 89, of Barre, died Aug. 12. Born in 1907 in Stoke Center, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Arthur and Roseanna (Marcoux) Gingras. She attended schools in Canada. In 1925, she married Albert F. Grandbois, who died in 1984. They had moved to Barre in 1955. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include two daughters, Yolande Valliere Gould and Riette Laperle; three sons, Laurent, Guy and Andre; 22 grandchildren; several great; a great-great-grandchild; a half-brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Pierce, Henrietta F., 92, of Montpelier, died Aug. 14. Born in 1905 in East Montpelier, she was the daughter of Frank Doying and May (Inez) Doying. She graduated from Waterbury High School. In 1928, she married Robert Pierce, who died in 1979. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Donald and William; a daughter, May Chapin; a brother; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. 

Little, Margaret E., 78, of Williamstown, died Aug. 12. Born in 1918 in Williamstown, she was the daughter of Charles and Ethel (DeFreest) Riddel. She graduated from Williamstown High School and from the University of Vermont with a degree in elementary education. She was a teacher in South Royalton. In 1942, she married C. Fabian Little, who died in 1995. She had also worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Co. and at Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant. She and her husband also owned and operated a farm in Williamstown. Survivors include a sister, Harriette Wilson; a brother, Carl Riddell; nieces and nephews. 

Sweet, Leon W., 67, formerly of Waterbury, died Aug. 9. Born in 1939 in Bennington, he was the son of Leon and Agnes (Monat) Sweet Sr. He retired from the Air Force after serving as first sergeant of the Civil Engineering Squadron of Eielson Air Force Base. He also was a camp director of the Young Adult Conservation Corps and later was safety officer and employee development specialist, retiring in 1981. Survivors include his wife, Drenna Sweet; a son, Mark Sweet; a daughter, Alyson; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Mason, Catherine H., 64, of Waterbury, died Aug. 10. Born in 1932 in Duxbury, she was the daughter of George and Hazel (Foss) Howland. She graduated from Waterbury High School and attended Bay Path College in Mass. In 1952, she married Charles Mason. She was employed as a secretary by the state of Vermont and helped her husband in the operation of the family business, Mason Insurance and Real Estate Co. in Waterbury. She was a member of St. Andrew's Church. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Michael, David and Steve; a daughter, Lynn Mason; 11 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; her step-mother Alice Howland; three brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Dolan, Carlton J., 75, of Plainfield, died Aug. 9. Born in 1922 in Brookfield, he was the son of Charles and Luna (Annis) Dolan. He graduated from Northfield High School and served with the Marines during WWII. In 1949, he married Albertine Rich. He retired in 1987 from Green Mountain Power Corp. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jeffrey and James; two sisters; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Denison, Arthur R., 45, formerly of Randolph, died Aug. 11. Born in 1952 in Randolph, he was the son of Wendell and Emma (Green) Denison Sr. He attended schools in Chelsea and Windsor. He had worked on his parents' farm, a farm in Windsor and for Bartlett Tree Service. He also drove an oil truck, worked as a mechanic, at Stratton Mountain Ski and Summer Resort, at East Hill Manufacturing Co. and most recently at Ascutney Mountain Resort in Brownsville. Survivors include his mother; two brothers, Wayne and Wendell Jr.; a sister, Cindy Coburn; an adopted brother, Donald Tallman; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Nichols, Muriel S., 85, of Hardwick, died Aug. 11. Born in 1911 in East Montpelier, she was the daughter of Elwin Hersey and Laura (Dix) Slayton. She attended public schools in Danville and Barre and graduated from Hardwick Academy. She also attended Johnson Normal School and later graduated from Gadue's School of Cosmetology in Burlington. She owned and operated Muriel Beauty Shop in St. Johnsbury and Hardwick for more than 65 years. She was a member of the North Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury. Survivors include a daughter, Joanna Ryan; a sister; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Berry, Elisabeth M., 86, of Randolph, died Aug. 10. Born in 1911 in Cambridge, she was the daughter of Arthur and Louelle (Harvey) Mandigo. She was educated in Johnson, Island Pond, Sheldon, St. Albans and graduated from Randolph High School. She also graduated from the University of Vermont Medical School, did her internship and residency at Ellis Hospital in N.Y. and moved to South Royalton, where she purchased the practice of Dr. Harwood. She later opened a private practice in Randolph, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the United Church of Randolph and the United Church of Christ in Hanover, N.H. In 1942, she married Rev. Kenneth Berry, who died in 1987. Survivors include a brother, Melvin Mandigo; cousins. 

Bigelow, Corene B., 70, of Williamstown, died Aug. 9. Born in 1926 in Whitinsville, Mass., she was the daughter of Milford and Lillian (Rogers) Bigelow. She attended schools in Massachusetts. She had been employed by the Draper Corporation in Mass. and by the Home Health Agency in that area. In 1984, she moved to Northfield and later to Williamstown. She worked for Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, retiring earlier this year. Survivors include her daughter, Lillian Brintnall; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two brothers; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Wilson, Theron E., 83, formerly of Barre, died Aug. 9. Born in 1914 in Barre, he was the son of Roy and Maude (Joy) Wilson. He attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He had been employed by Jackson Dairy as a delivery man and also worked for Taft Construction Co. In 1936, he married Evelyn Lavigne, they later divorced. In 1960, he married Leona Baldwin, who died in 1995. He was affiliated with the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Jones; two step-daughters, Gloria Kinney and Beverly Burbank; a stepson, Robert Willey; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; many step-grandchildren. 

Edson, June, 82, of Montpelier, died Aug. 9. Born in 1914 in New York City, she was the daughter of Jessie Clay (Shannon) and Harold Bready Weaver. She was self-educated and operated the Bennington College Nursery and Kindergarten. She also taught at Goddard College, retiring in 1980. She had been married to Don Romero and later married Gregory Edson. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Romero and Anneke Edson; two grandchildren. 

Fisher, Rosena F., 73, formerly of Northfield, died Aug. 10. Born in 1924 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Anthony and Olive (Leonard) Barbera. She graduated from Waterbury High School and attended nurses training at Barre City Hospital. In 1960, she married David Fisher. She was a licensed practical nurse at the Vermont State Hospital and also worked at Heaton Hospital, DeGoesbriand Rehab Ctr. and Berlin Health and Rehab. Ctr. Most recently, she worked at the Joyal School in Waterbury in vocational rehabilitation. She retired in 1989. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Penny Burnell, Pam Desaults and June Bailey; a son, Michael Russell and several grandchildren. 

Carlisle, Linda L., 53, formerly of Barre, died Aug. 9. Born in 1944 in Springfield, she spent her early years in Barre and later graduated from Vergennes High School. She had been employed as a store clerk in Barre and was actively involved with the church. Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Stillwell; her son, Lyle Newell; a sister; four brothers; two grandchildren. 

Thresher, Doris M., 88, of Montpelier, died Aug. 10. Born in 1908 in Woodbury, she was the daughter of Grant and Cynthia (Cilley) Fair. She graduated from Montpelier Seminary in the teacher training program and taught elementary school in Worcester. Her husband, Harold Thresher, died in 1980. She was a member of Roxbury Congregational Church. Survivors include a daughter, Marjory (Mrs. Terry) Hosking; two grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Jackson, Louisa R., 97, formerly of Montpelier, died Aug. 9. Born in 1899 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of William and Catherine (Buchanan) Hoare. She graduated from Montpelier High School and in 1926, married Archie Jackson, who died in 1970. She was a member of St. Paul Church (Episcopal) in Burlington. Survivors include four daughters, Crystal Gillespie, Joyce Walworth, Catherine Scribner and Mary Atkins; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; four sisters; a brother; many nieces and nephews. 

Robinson, Vaile G., 62, of Calais, died Aug. 9. Born in 1935 in Montpelier, he was the son of Gregory and Glee (Nelson) Robinson. He graduated from Montpelier High School and served in the Navy. In 1959, he married Rena Chainey. He was employed by Walker Motors and later with New England Life Insurance Co., New York Life Insurance Co. and Midland Life Insurance Co. He recently became semi-retired. He was a born again Christian. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Kim Robinson, Kathy Rubalcaba, Kelly Robinson and Karlyn Robinson; two sons, Timothy and Thomas; 11 grandchildren; a brother; a nieces and a nephew; many cousins.


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