Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1997

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Martineau, Germaine P., 89, of Barre, died Aug. 16. Born in 1908 in St. Malo, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Joseph and Marie Elizabeth (Hebert) Perras. In 1928, she married Egide Martineau and in 1931, became an United States citizen. She was a cook at the Hilltop Restaurant and for Gus' Restaurant. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include three children, Elphege Martineau, Monda Thresher and Leo Martineau; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Her husband is deceased. 

Jacobs, Thelma E., 76, of Randolph, died Aug. 18. Born in 1921 in Duxbury, she was the daughter of Fred and Dora (Churchill) Morse. She was educated in Duxbury and Waterbury and at Montpelier Seminary. In 1944, she married Roy Jacob, who died in 1962. She was employed by the Van Raalte Corp. in Randolph and retired from the Waterbury Company. She was also an assistant teacher at the Justin Morgan Christian School. Survivors include a son, Donald; a daughter, Raylene Jacobs; a brother; two sisters; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. 

Kingsbury, Clayton J., 76, formerly of Plainfield/Waitsfield, died Aug. 11. Born in 1921 in Plainfield, he was the son of George and Hattie (Martin) Kingsbury. He graduated from Waitsfield High School and Randolph Agricultural School. He was a staff sergeant during WWII. He was a postmaster in Waitsfield for 20 years, retiring to Kissimmee, FL in 1977. He was a member of the Federated Church in Waitsfield. Survivors include his wife, Anamarie "Billie" Kingsbury; four daughters, Nancy Kingsbury, Sherry Clifford, Sylvia Chapman and Judith Corey; one son, David; three brothers; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. His first wife, Carolyn (Joslyn) Kingsbury, predeceased him. 

Martin, Katherine J., 70, formerly of Cabot, died Aug. 17. Born in 1927 in Cabot, she was the daughter of William and Anna (Akerstrom) Martin. She was associated with the Marshall Center, now Lake Champlain Community Services in St. Albans. Survivors include two sisters, Beverly Chapman and Virginia McDougal; two brothers, Weston Martin and William Martin; several nieces and nephews. 

Newhall, Nella, 97, formerly of East Montpelier, died Aug. 16. Born in 1900 in East Montpelier, she was the daughter of Olin and Susie (Davis) Tillotson. She graduated from Montpelier Seminary and taught school in Middlesex and Shady Rill. In 1926, she married Chester Newhall. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Burlington. Survivors include a son, David; three daughters, Susan McCroubie, Donna Larrow and Ann Newhall; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. 

Swenor, Anita B., 72, formerly of Washington, died Aug. 16. Born in 1925, she was the daughter of Edgar and Hazel (Sherman) Denison. she attended schools in Washington and Tunbridge and Thetford Academy. In 1954, she married Henry Swenor. She aided her husband in the operation of a dairy farm, known as Swenor Brothers Farm. Mr. Swenor died in 1992. 

Karnedy, John G., 90, of Barre, died Aug. 19. Born in 1907 in Barre, he was the son of George and Maria (Maniatty) Karkanedes. He graduated from Rindge Technical High School in Cambridge, Mass. and attended the University of Massachusetts. In 1930, he married Evon Morrison. He was manager of the Barre Grand Union store and later district manager of 21 Grand Union stores in Vermont and New York. In 1943, he began working for National Life Insurance Co. of Vermont and rejoined the company after serving in the Army during WWII. He retired in 1972. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barre. Survivors include his wife; a son, George Kennedy; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Kimmerly, Mildred, 81, of Northfield, died Aug. 18. Born in 1915 in Manhasset, N.Y., she was the daughter of William and Ada (Hutchings) Thorp. In 1950, she married Jack Kimmerly. She had been a salesperson at Lord and Taylor in New York, moving to Northfield in the 1970s. Her husband died in 1993. Survivors include a sister, Charlotte Osgood; nieces and nephews. 

Donahue, Sarah G., 75, of Sharon, died Aug. 19. Born in 1921 in Sharon, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Noyes) Gibson. She attended Sharon Elementary School, graduated from South Royalton High School and the University of Vermont and Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Laboratory Technology. She was a laboratory technologist at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover. She was later employed as a waitress at Brooksie's Restaurant in Sharon. In 1945, she married Harold Donahue, who died in 1987. She was a member of Sharon Congregational Church. Survivors include two sons, Earl and Robert; three daughters, Mary Donahue, Linda Rikert and Patricia Donahue; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; and an aunt. 

LaPan, James E., 63, of Cabot, died Aug. 18. Born in 1933 in Calais, he was the son of Nelson and Marion (Shatney) LaPan. He spent most of his life in the Cabot and Marshfield area, where he was a self-employed logger. Survivors include two sons, Alan and Harry; two daughters, Sally LaPan and Nancy LaPan; several brothers and sisters; nine grandchildren. 

Cary, Sally C., 84, of Barre Town, died Aug. 18. Born in 1913 in Fairfield, Conn., she was the daughter of George and Lena (Campbell) Cornwall. She graduated from Roger Ludlow High School and from Russell Sage College. She was employed in the General Accounting Office in Washington D.C. and at Roger Ludlow High School. In 1939, she married Richard Cary. She worked in the medical offices of doctors John Woodruff and Frank Woodruff and Dr. George Lucchina. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include her husband; a son, David; a daughter, Susan (Mrs. George) Beers; a granddaughter; a brother; two nieces. 

Russell, Dorothy O., 85, of Montpelier, died Aug. 19. Born in 1912 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Arthur and Ella Merwede. She graduated from Bogota (N.J.) High School. In 1936, she married William E. Russell, who died in 1987. She worked at the Children's Store and was a member of the Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Eileen Gidney; two sons, Edward and William; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Tubbs, Frederick B., III, 44, formerly of East Montpelier, died Aug. 20. Born in 1953 in Gainesvile, FL, he was the son of Frederick B. and Margaret (Ross) Tubbs. He attended Oneonta (N.Y.) High School, graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in NY. and from Earlham College in Indiana. He taught school at U-32 H.S. and was a physics lab instructor at Norwich University. He moved to Hartland in 1992 and was most recently employed by Creare Inc. of Hanover as a scientific research technician. He belonged to the First Congregational Church in Hartland. Survivors include his parents; a daughter, Erin Decker; a brother; two sisters; a former companion, Kathleen Decker; nieces and nephews. 

Nolte, Eve-Angeline R., infant daughter of James Stuart Nolte and Penelope Rice Nolte, died at birth on Aug. 21. Grandparents are Nancy and F. Stuart Nolte of CO and Faye and Arthur B. Rice of N.Y. 

Barnett, William B., 81, of Williamstown, died Aug. 21. Born in 1916 in Walden, he was the son of William and Julia (Paine) Barnett. He is survived by relatives in the Cabot area. 

McCullough, Etvi E., 88, of Royalton, died Aug. 21. Born in 1909 in Enfield, N.H., she was the daughter of August and Mary (Knuttunen) Haikara. She attended schools in Bethel and graduated from Whitcomb High School. In 1927, she married James McCullough, who died in 1988. They had farmed in Bethel and Royalton before establishing McCullough's Quick-Stop in Randolph. She was a member of Miller Memorial United Methodist Church in Bethel. Survivors include four sons, James, Willo, Frank and David; three daughters, Mary Vance, Sophia Taylor and Judith Sanders; two brothers; a sister; 29 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Bernasconi, Yole M., 82, of Montpelier, died Aug. 21. Born in 1915 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Peter and Enrica (Butti) Bernasconi. She graduated from Montpelier High School and was a secretary at the Montpelier-Wells River Railroad and at the St. Johnsbury and Lamoille Railroad. She was a member of St. Augustine church. Survivors include her twin sister, Liana Bernasconi; three cousins. 

Jones, Sandra J., 54, of Berlin, died Aug. 20. Born in 1943 in Duxbury, she was the daughter of Meridan and Mildred (Farnsworth) Grandfield. She attended schools in Moretown. In 1961, she married Elwin Jones. She helped her husband in the excavating business in Waitsfield and was also employed in the cafeteria at Harwood Union High School. They moved to Berlin in 1988. She worked at National Life Insurance Co., for Rowan Court Health and Rehab. Center and more recently was employed in customer services at Ames Department Store. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Karen Mann; a son, Rodney; two grandchildren; four brothers; four sisters; many nieces and nephews. 

LaFountain, Forrest P., 76, of Worcester, died Aug. 17. Born in 1921 in Barre, he was the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Oueor) LaFountain. He attended Barre schools and served in the Army during WWII. IN 1942, he married Lena LaVigne, who died in 1992. He worked in the granite industry and most recently was employed at Chioldi Granite co., retiring in 1982. Survivors include a daughter, Diana Frantz; two grandsons; three great-granddaughters; four brothers; four sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Corey, Esther M., 91, of Barre, died Aug. 15. Born in 1906 in Champaign, Ill., she was the daughter of George and Louise Schneucke. She attended school in Champaign and Greenville, ILL. and worked as beautician there. In 1931, she married Deep Corey. She spent her life as a homemaker, parent and grandparent and was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; five sons, George, Gardner, Geoffrey, Edward and Gary; two daughters, Helen Gross and Patricia Sellitto; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Andrus, Alton E., 82, of Wolcott, died Aug. 16. Born in 1915 in Wolcott, he was the son of Ernest and Gertrude (Allen) Andrus. He was educated in Wolcott public schools and later employed by Prunier Motors of Morrisville, retiring in 1980. In 1940, he married Mario Noreen Bohanon, who died in 1995. He was affiliated with the Advent Christian Church in Morrisville. Survivors include a son, Everett; two daughters, Lynda Sweetser and JoAnn Tallman; a brother; a sister; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Smith, Elizabeth C., 81, of Randolph, died Aug. 16. Born in 1916 in Utica, N.Y., she was the daughter of Richard and Louisa (Harris) Mehring. She graduated from Van Hornsville (N.Y.) High School. In 1937, she married Earl Smith, who died July 9, of this year. She was employed by Kwik Kut Manufacturing Co. in N.Y., retiring in 1976. Survivors include two sons, Richard and David; two daughters, Barbara Brown Mead and Edith Vorce Palmer; a brother; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

Arnaiz, Charles V., 74, of Williamstown, died Aug. 15. Born in 1923 in Williamstown, he was the son of Juan and Amparo (Canales) Arnaiz. He received his early education in Williamstown schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He was an Army medic during WWII and after discharge, was a lumper and crane operator in the granite industry, first employed by Rock of Ages Corp., then at South Barre Granite and later at Cook, Watkins & Patch Co., retiring in 1984. He belonged to the Williamstown Federated Church. Survivors include a daughter, Lori Arnaiz Carbonell; a grandchild; four sisters; nieces and nephews.

Hurley, Elizabeth U., 87, of Northfield, died Aug. 24. Born in 1910 in Mount Lebanon, Nazareth, she was the daughter of Blous and Yansonia (Sarkis) Union. The family immigrated to Ellis Island and later moved to Montpelier and then Northfield. She graduated from Northfield High School. In 1944, she married Paul Donahue Hurley, who died in 1964. The Hurleys had farmed in Plainfield and later operated a trucking business. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Cornelia Tucker, Paulina Bean and Mary Higgins; a brother; a sister; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; two nieces. 

Brown, Edgar V., 77, of North Wolcott, died Aug. 23. Born in 1920 in Cabot, he was the son of Claude and Lila (Lawson) Brown. He served in the Navy during WWII and married Elsie Butler in 1942. He was a logger and worked with the maintenance crew of the Mount Mansfield Corp., retiring in 1982. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ronald and Larry; two daughters, Barbara Reed and Janet Boomhower; a brother; a sister; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. 

Sweetser, Roger, 78, of Sharon, died Aug. 22. Born in 1919 in Readfield, Maine, he was the son of Howard and Lora (Hutchins) Sweetser. He graduated from high school in Malden, Mass. In 1940, he married Marion Walker. He was an electrical engineer at Raytheon Manufacturing in Mass. He retired in 1981 and moved to Sharon and became a member of Sharon Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Donald and Kenneth; five daughters, Jean Clark, Judi Kehoe, Pamela Middleton, Marjorie Thomas and Loraine Kelley; a brother; a sister; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a cousin. 

Lewis, Ella S., 97, of Bethel, died Aug. 23. Born in Hallsquarry, Maine, she was the daughter of George and Isabella (Hartwell) Sturk. She graduated from Whitcomb High School in Bethel. In 1921, she married Maurice Wyllie, who died in 1935. In 1938, she married Frank Lewis, who died in 1951. She worked at Van Raalte Co. in Randolph and at Fyles and Rice Plywood Co. in Bethel. She was a member of the United Church in Bethel. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Wyllie; a son, George; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a nephew and grandnephews. 

Holcomb, Annie R., 74, of Barre, died Aug. 23. Born in 1922 in Errol, N.H., she was the daughter of Willard and Benjamin Hall and Annie Ludelle (Heath) Hall. She attended West Topsham School and graduated from Goddard Seminary in Barre. She was married to Irving Moulton. In 1955, she married Howard Holcomb. She operated the West Topsham Inn before returning to Barre. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Barre. Survivors include a son, Charles Holcomb; a stepdaughter, Betty Ann Rodriquez; two stepsons, Irving Howard Moulton Jr. and Warren Bruce Moulton; 10 grandchildren; two brothers; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Pilette, Evelyn B., 89, of Barre, died Aug. 24. Born in 1908 in Ste. Ephrem, Quebec, she was the daughter of Olivier and Roseanna (Duval) Fluet. She attended schools in Canada and was later employed as a teacher and a secretary. In 1934, she married Louis Pilette, who died in 1992. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include three daughters, Estelle Tanguay, Claire Thibodeau and Laurette Cade; three sons, Wilfred, Ronald and Marcel; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Sicely, Darell J., Jr., 20, died Aug. 22. Born in 1977 in Berlin, he was the son of Darell Sicely Sr. and Brenda J. Searles. He lived with his step-grandmother, Loretta Poulin of Waterbury. He graduated from Harwood Union High School and had worked at Harrington Hams in Richmond, at Rhino Foods of Burlington and at Mad River Glen Ski Area in Fayston. He was recently employed at Ben & Jerry's in Waterbury. Survivors include his father; a daughter, Brenda Sicely; a son, Dylan; four sisters; four brothers; two step-brothers; his step-mother; his grandparents; a great-grandfather; his step-grandmother; step-great-grandmother; nieces and nephews. 

Anthony, Janet, 58, of Worcester, died Aug. 24. Born in 1939 in England, she was the daughter of Harry and Marie (Newton) Anthony. He moved to the United States in 1963 and worked as a librarian at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD. she earned a medical degree from the University of Maryland and served a residency in family practice at York Hospital in PA. She moved to Vermont in 1977 and was employed as an emergency and primary care physician at the Central Vermont Medical Center. Survivors include a brother, Robert Anthony; her life partner, Elizabeth Turner; a niece and two nephews. 

Scott, Hazel M., 92, of Hardwick, died Aug. 24. Born in 1905 in Somerville, MA, she was the daughter of Harry and Valma (Abbott) Wilmarth. She moved to Hardwick when she was 15 years old. She was employed at West's Department Store and owned and operated Jerry's Diner in Hardwick. She was also employed at Howard Johnson's in Berlin. Survivors include five sons, Frank, Ormel, Kenneth, James and Bruce; two daughters, Esther Fontaine and Freda Morrison; 46 grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. 

Stefanazzi, Elsie E., 87, of Barre, died Aug. 25. Born in 1910 in Groton, she was the daughter of John and Flora (Cassidy) Nutter. She attended schools in Groton and Piermont, N.H. In 1934, she married Eugene Stefanazzi, who died in 1978. She was a hairdresser and a member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Paul; a daughter, Lynda (Mrs. Christopher) Wagner; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers; three sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Farnham, Beverly J., 61, formerly of Northfield, died Aug. 24. Born in 1935 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Roland Jarvis and Josephine (Johnson) Jarvis. She was a member of the Assembly of God in Glen Alpine, N.C., where she recently resided. Survivors include her husband, Geary Kenneth Farnham; two sons, Lorne and Bradford; one brother; three sisters; two grandchildren. 

Seivwright, Harry R., 77, of Montpelier, died Aug. 26. Born in Montpelier, he was the son of George Seivwright and Isabella Reid. He graduated from Montpelier High School and attended the University of Vermont. He served in the Vermont National Guard. He worked at National Life Insurance Co., retiring in 1979 as vice president of administration. In 1947, he married Patricia Donahue. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife; one son, George; a brother; one niece and two nephews. 

O'Brien, Madeline M., 95, of Montpelier, died Dec. 1. Born in 1901 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Serafino and Rose (Pianfetti) Massucco. She graduated from Montpelier High School and from Smith College. In 1930, she married William O'Brien. She was an executive secretary at Vermont Mutual Insurance Co., retiring in 1975. She was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include a son, W. Michael; two daughters, Patricia Swanson and Rosemary Bennett; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. 

Stillings, Morton K., 86, of Montpelier, died Aug. 25. Born in 1911 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he was the son of George and Edith (Snow) Stillings. He attended private and public schools in the eastern United States and graduated from Rutland Business College. In 1938, he married Evelyn Pitts, who died in 1991. He served with the Army Air Corps during WWII. He worked for the state of Vermont in the Department of Taxes, the secretary of state's office and in the Fish and Wildlife Department, retiring in 1978. He was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Steven; three grandchildren; his companion, Sylvia Willoughby. 

Smith, Rev. John C., Jr., 94, of Greensboro, died Aug. 26. Born in 1902 in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of John and Albertina (Harris) Smith. He graduated from Colgate University and Union Theological Seminary. He served parishes in St. Johnsbury and Hardwick before beginning a career in interdenominational relations. He retired in 1969. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Norman and Neil; a daughter, Naomi; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Harlan, John D., 75, of Bethel, died Aug. 27. Born in 1922 in Butler, PA, he was the son of Harold and Mary (DeNormandie) Harlan. He graduated from New Castle (PA) High School, attended Pennsylvania State University and received a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He served in the Army during WWII and in 1946, married Nancy Rorabaugh. He was an engineer with Eastern Airlines in Miami, FL, retiring in 1984. He moved to Bethel in 1990. He was a member of the United Church in Randolph. Survivors include his wife; two sons, John Jr. and Merrill; a brother; a sister; two grandchildren. 

Malpere, Arthur C., 27, of Northfield, died Aug. 25. Born in 1970 in Morristown, N.J., he was the son of Stephen and Joyce (Lockhart) Malpere. He graduated from high school in Merritt Island, FL and from Norwich University with a degree in political science. He was studying for his master's degree. He was a lieutenant in the Marine Corps and served in Cuba and other bases in the U.S. He served with the Second Marine Division in the Adriatic aboard the Marine amphibious ship Kearsage. He was assistant director of admissions at Norwich Univerisity and attended St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. In 1995, he married Heidi M. (Krause) DuChene. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gerald DuChene-Malpere and Michael Malpere; his mother; two brothers; a sister; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

Shatney, Ray E., 94, of East Calais, died Aug. 26. Born in 1902 in Woodbury, he was the son of Eugene and Hattie (Parker) Shatney. He attended schools in Woodbury. In 1926, he married Ivis May Hart, who died in 1982. He owned and operated Shatney's Garage until 1949. He later worked at Wells Lamson Quarry in Websterville and reopened Shatney's Garage and operated it until retirement in the 1970s. He was a member of the Woodbury Fire Department. Survivors include his daughter, Muriel (Mrs. William) Hudson; a step-brother; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Goad, John W., 63, of Barre, died Aug. 27. Born in 1934 in Albany, he was the son of James and Avis (Shedd) Goad. He attended schools in Albany and later attended an automobile mechanic school in Connecticut. He was married to Patricia Clark, they later divorced. He had been a transmission and auto mechanic in the Burlington area and had worked at Appleby's Garage in Hardwick. More recently, he was employed as supervisor at Kirby House in Waterbury, retiring in 1996. Survivors include his companion, Betty McLaughlin; four sons, Ted, Todd, Timothy and Thomas; a daughter, Tammy Ricard; four grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; nieces and nephews. 

Peterson, Irene Cooley, 89, formerly of Middlesex/Montpelier, died Aug. 29. Born in 1907 in Middlesex, she was the daughter of Frank and Gertrude (Cutler) Cooley. She graduated from Montpelier High School. IN 1928, she married Clifton Peterson, who died in 1988. She worked at National Life Insurance of Vermont and the Farwell Store in Montpelier. She also worked with the Vermont Agriculture Department, where she retired. She was a member of the Unitarian Church. Survivors include two two daughters, Janet (Mrs. Alfred Durkee and Jean (Mrs. Jerry) Durkee; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Viens, Philip Richard, 63, of Northfield, died Aug. 21. Born in Northfield, he had lived in the Kansas City area since 1969, where he was employed as a salesman for several companies. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. His wife Joyce Hunt Viens, is previously deceased. Survivors include three sons, Philip, John and James; three daughters, Theresa Viens, Denise Clanahan and Mary J. Kinman; a brother; three sisters; six grandchildren. 

Safford, Esther C., 88, formerly of Randolph, died Aug. 28. Born in 1909 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Forrest and Mayme Murray Cram. She graduated from Williamstown High School. In 1933, she married Floyd Safford, who died in 1984. She had worked for Warner Brothers Manufacturing Co. in Malone, N.Y. and the Head Start program for 10 years. She also worked for the Franklin County Department of Social Services. She was a member of Chasm Falls Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Connie Brown; two sons, F. Norman Safford and Terry Safford; four grandchildren; one step-granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.

Perry, Esther, of Cabot and Acton, Mass., died Sept. 2. She and her husband Joseph, moved to Cabot where she enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens, and snowmobiling. Flowers may be sent in her memory to Emerson Hospital, Hospice Program, ORNAC, Concord, Mass. 01742. 

Bean, Richard F., 82, of Randoph Center, died Sept. 2. Born in 1915 in Burlington, he was the son of Fred and Amelia (Dickel) Bean. His family moved to Randolph in 1917, where he was educated. He operated a dairy farm until retiring in 1987. He also drove a school bus, operated a rubbish route and was a carpenter for Menard Brothers and Kenneth Manning. In 1940, he married Glenora Somerville. Survivors include his wife; a son, Richard Jr.; seven daughters, Margaret Brown, Barbara Comette, Geraldine English, Deborah Jarvis, Vicki Cook, Rita Hull and Brenda Fullam; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

Carminati, William B., 57, of Williamstown, died Sept. 2. Born in 1940 in Barre, he was the son of Michaele and Frances (Bartlett) Carminati. He attended Williamstown Elementary School and graduated from Williamstown High School. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. In 1965, he married Beverly Jenkins. He worked for the state of Vermont in the Purchasing, Central Stores and Postal System Department, retiring in 1985. Survivors include his wife; a step-daughter, Jana Jenkins; three grandchildren; four brothers; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

LaChance, William J., 97, of Bethel, died Aug. 31. Born in 1900 in Quebec, he was the son of Ezak and Cecelia LaChance. He attended schools in Canada, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Calvalry during WWI. In 1922, he married Doris Oliver, who died in 1976. Survivors include a daughter, Cecelia Cyr; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

Breer, Wilbur Sr., 73, of Plainfield, died Sept. 3. Born in 1924 in Stowe, he was the son of Harold and Alice (Bean) Breer. He attended East Montpelier School and served in the Army during the Japanese Occupation. In 1950, he married Helen Peck, who died in 1967. In the 1960s, he and his brother Wayne, established Breer Brothers Inc. He retired in 1989. In 1986, he married Celia (Gray) Winters. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Elizabeth Emmons and Viola Breer; seven sons, Wilbur Jr., John, Scott, James, Donald, Harold and Steven; a step-daughter, Elizabeth Perreault; three step-sons, Matthew, Steven and Paul Winters; 32 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters; two brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Lane, Mary R., 72, of Berlin, died Aug. 29. Born in 1925 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of Grover and Jesse (Campbell) Wood. She was self-employed. Survivors include a son, Dennis Lane; two daughters, Sandra Goodwin and Rosemary Hebert; two brothers; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

Niles, Ellen G., 78, of Montpelier, died Aug. 29. Born in 1919 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Leo and Emma (Morway) Gauthier. She was educated in Montpelier schools. In 1939, she married Raymond Seeley, who later died. In 1956, she married Maurice Niles, who is also deceased. She was a nurses aide and worked at Friet Nursing Home and also provided private nursing care. Survivors include a son, Raymond Seeley Jr.; nieces and nephews. 

Christie, Arlene H., 69, formerly of Barre, died Aug. 29. Born in 1927 in Barre, she was the daughter of Richard and Helen (Stacey) White. She attended St. Monica's School and graduated from Spaulding High School. She received her nursing degree from University of Vermont and later earned a bachelor of science degree in education. In 1948, she married Allan R. Christie. They had lived in Barre, South Barre and Orange and for the past year in Littleton, N.H. She worked as a nurse at Barre Town Elementary School and later at U-32 School in East Montpelier. She had been a member of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Reid and Mark; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; her step-father, Roy Gregoire; a sister, Dolores Cook. 

Bettis, Ruth M., 77, of Randolph, died Sept. 3. Born in 1920 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Donald and Evelyn (Trask) Salter. She graduated from Randolph High School. In 1938, she married Maurice Bettis, who died in 1988. Survivors include three sons, Donald, Gary and John; two brothers; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. 

Larrabee, Charles L., 32, formerly of Barre, died Sept. 2. Born in 1964 in Barre, he was the son of Ernest and Irene (Laurendeau) Larrabee. He attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He worked as an installer of awnings, window blinds and window film for Elmore Associates in Manchester, Conn. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Ernest Jr.; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Davis; uncles, aunts and cousins. 

Fowler, Kenneth W., 87, of Adamant, died Aug. 29. Born in 1910 in Calais, he attended schools there. In 1937, he married Doris fisher. He was a self-employed produce farmer and a member of the Adamant Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lilla Fowler; a son, Frederick Fowler; a brother; seven grandchildren. 

Deuso, Lila F., 60, of Montpelier, died Sept. 3. Born in 1936 in Montgomery, she was the daughter of Arthur and Hildred (Lumbra) Kennett. She graduated from Enosburg Falls High School and moved to Montpelier and worked as a secretary for several state agencies and private companies. In 1957, she married Girdon Deuso. They moved to Hyde Park, where she worked at Franklin-Lamoille Bank and Cusson's Bakery. In 1985, she moved back to Montpelier. Survivors include a daughter, Gail Deuso; a son, Gregg; her former husband; a sister; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Lavigne, Mariah H., infant daughter of Anthony and Michelle Lynn (Hayward) Lavigne, died Aug. 30. Survivors include her parents; a sister, Kyley; maternal grandparents, Helen Eldred and Harold Hayward Jr.; paternal grandparents, Jeannette and Ernest Lavigne Sr.; uncles, aunts and cousins. 

Sherman, Helen G., 83, of Duxbury, died Sept. 3. Born in 1913 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of Herbert and Isabell (Haskins) Farnsworth. She attended schools in Waitsfield. In 1940, she married Kenneth Sherman Sr., who died in 1968. She had worked as a private housekeeper and as a chef and was later employed as housekeeper for Windy Wood Farm in Barre. She retired in 1981. Survivors include five daughters, Shirley Clark, Mavis Emmons, Diana Richardson, Isabelle Reeves and Carol DeForge; two sons, John Sr. and Kenneth Jr.; 30 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; four sisters; two brothers; nieces and nephews. 

LaBombard, Harold, of Calais, died Sept. 1. Born in 1916 in Isle La Motte, he was the son of Charles and Amelia (Jarvis) LaBombard. He attended schools in Isle La Motte. In 1978, he married June Stata. He worked for the IBM Corp. in Raleigh, N.C., retiring in 1978. He had lived in East Calais with his daughter, since June. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Dianne tanner; Deborah Haskins; three step-daughters, Molly Comeau, Patricia Helfrich and Susan Bacon; a stepson, Steven Strata; three grandchildren; three great-grandsons; nieces and nephews.

LaChance, William J., 97, of Bethel, died Aug. 31. Born in 1900 in Quebec, he was the son of Ezak and Cecelia LaChance. He attended schools in Canada, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Calvalry during WWI. In 1922, he married Doris Oliver, who died in 1976. Survivors include a daughter, Cecelia Cyr; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

Dugan, Jill M., 11 mos. old, died Aug. 9 after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Donald and Premila Bartlett Dugan of N.C. Survivors include her parents; her sister, Romi Boccaccio and brother Daniel Dugan; her paternal grandparents, Connie and Charlotte Dugan; her maternal grandparents, Norman and Lenora Larkin of Williamstown and Andrew and Karen Bartlett of Conn.; a great-grandmother, Esther Lasell of Williamstown. 

Imperiale, Verna C., 74, of Lower Graniteville, died Sept. 12. Born in 1923 in Lower Graniteville, she was the daughter of John and Blanche (Morrison) Campbell. She attended school in Lower Graniteville and graduated from Spaulding High School. She worked at National Life Insurance Co. for more than 30 years and was a member of the Graniteville Presbyterian Church. She was married to Myer Imperiale, who is deceased. Survivors include two daughters, Martha Imperiale and Joan Kay Imperiale; four sisters; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Barnett, William Densmore, 81, of Williamstown, died Agu. 21. Born in 1916 in Walden, he was the son of William and Julia (Paine) Barnett. He is survived by a daughter, Rebecca (Barnett) Bressette; two grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews. 

Kiser, Ruth B., 77, of Barre, died Sept. 11. Born in 1919 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Jason and Hallie (Templeton) Bailey. She attended Montpelier City schools and graduated from Montpelier High School. She later attended the former Barre City Hospital School of Nursing. She was a licensed practical nurse at the former Heaton Hospital and McFarland House. She also did private duty nursing. She later worked as a crossing guard and parking meter maid for the City of Barre. She was first married to George Andrus, they divorced. In 1957, she married Clarence Kink Kiser, who died in 1969. She was a member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Sally and Marilyn; a son, Robert; a stepson, Perry Kiser; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Espinoza, Santos Elvira, 40, died Sept. 7. Born in 1957 in Corpus Christi, Texas, she was the daughter of Jose and Herminia (Trevino) Espinoza. She attended Texas schools and graduated from Corpus Christi High School. She served with the U.S. Air Force. She was married to Michael Blancard. Survivors include her parents; brothers; sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Blanchard, Ross, 8, and Rene Marie, 4, of Randolph, died Sept. 7. Born in 1989 in Mass., Ross was the son of Michael and S. Elivra (Espinoza) Blanchard. He attended Randolph Village School and was a member of Linda Gaidys' third grade class. He was outgoing, very artistic and loved drawing, painting and rock collecting. He also enjoyed gardening. Rene Marie was born in 1993 also in Mass., and was the daughter of Michael and S. Elvira (Espinoza) Blancard. She attended the Randolph Montessori School and was a member of Carmen VandeGriek's class. She enjoyed dolls, playing dress-up and putting on make-up. She also enjoyed gardening. Survivors include their father; paternal grandparents, Mary Lee Dumas and Kenneth Blancard; maternal grandparents, Jose and Herminia Espinoza; a maternal great-grandmother; many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Kovacs, Jane B., 82, of Berlin, died Sept. 6. Born in 1915 in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Michael and Pauline Sawicki. She moved to Vermont in 1992 to be near her daughter. Survivors include her daughter, Gloroa Askew; a sister, Mildred Drake; three grandchildren. 

Hatch, Meriden P., 84, of Barre, died Sept. 9. Born in 1913 in Berlin, she was the daughter of Henry and Jessie (Jackson) Perrin. She attended Barre City schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. She attended Gifford Hospital School of Nursing in Randolph. In 1935, she married Samuel Hatch, who died in 1975. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include four daughters, Marleen Roy, Marjorie Fisher, Madelane Christensen and Geraldine Hawkins; two stepsons, Benjamin Hatch and Stanley Hatch; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; several cousins. 

Russell, Victoria, 71, of Barre, died Sept. 10. Born in 1925 in Cabot, she was the daughter of Archie and Nina (Gusha) Russell. She attended schools in Woodbury and worked at the former Vermont Tomato Pak Co. in Barre. In 1946, she married Alexander Renfrew. Survivors include her companion, Harvey Austin; two sons, Tony and Allen; three daughters, Nena Renfrew, Ella Santamore and Tina Chateauvert; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four brothers; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Massucco, Domenico M., 79, of Barre, died Sept. 6. Born in 1918 in Montpelier, he was the son of James and Angelina (Chiaravalli) Massucco. He attended schools in Barre and Burlington. He worked at the former rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and Sprague Electric Company. He retired in 1983. In 1951, he married Thalma McKay, who died in 1991. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include a son, James; three grandchildren. 

Green, Michael L., Sr., 47, formerly of Montpelier, died Sept. 12. Born in 1949 in Montpelier, he was the son of Merrill and Beverly (Sweetswer) Green Sr. He was self-employed and worked in the plumbing and heating business. Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Gooley) Green; a son, Michael Jr.; three daughters, Tracy, Tammy and Jamie; his father; two brothers; five sisters; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. 

Murray, Rodman A., 59, formerly of Montpelier, died Sept. 4. Born in Montpelier, he was the son of Chauncey and Agnes (Smith) Murray. He served with the Air Force. He was an instructor for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections in Concord. Survivors include his wife, Donna Martell Murray; a daughter, Stacey Lyons; one son, David; three brothers; 10 grandchildren. 

Fowler, Kenneth W., 87, of Adamant, died Sept. 5. Born in 1910 in Calais, he attended schools there. In 1937, he married Doris Fisher. He was a self-employed produce farmer and a member of the Adamant Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lilla Fowler; a son, Frederick; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; a brother. 

Nelson, Pearl, 80, formerly of Montpelier, died Sept. 10. Born in 1916 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of George and Blanche (Doying) Ladd. She was educated in Lebanon and Hanover (N.H.) schools. In 1933, she married Everett Nelson, who died in 1985. She was employed at the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover. The Nelsons moved to St. Petersburg, FL, where she was a ward clerk at the Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She retired in 1980. Survivors include a sister, Maxine Duffey; an uncle; nieces and nephews. 

Kabrich, Joyce Bishop, 69, formerly of Washington, died Sept. 3 at her home in Skiatook, OK. Born in 1927 in Washington, she was the daughter of Theodore and Dorothy (Rushford) Bishop. She attended Washington Village School and graduated from Spaulding High School. She moved to Washington, D.C., where she was employed by the Department of Justice. She married Delmar Kabrich, who died in 1981. Survivors include a daughter, Judith Lochte; two sons, Keith and Bruce; five grandchildren; her mother; three sisters; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Sanborn, Eugene R. "Butch", Sr., 59, died Sept. 10. Born in 1938 in Stowe, he was the son of Cecil and Blanche (Preston) Sanborn. He had been married to Nancy (McDougal) Sanborn and in 1978, married Doris Belanger Sanborn. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He owned and operated Sanborn's Amoco Service Station in Morrisville and was more recently employed by Walker Imports in Barre. Survivors include his wife; four children, Kathy Jean Wright, Eugene Sanborn, Robert Meservey and Patricia Meservey; seven grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Grimard, Aurore J., 86, of Graniteville, died Sept. 10. Born in 1910 in St. Malo, Quebec, she was the daughter of Ernest and Angelina (Desmarais) Roy. She attended schools in Stanstead, Quebec. She was married to Alphonse Grimard in 1934, who died in 1994. They had moved to Graniteville in 1937. She spent her life as a homemaker, wife and parent and was a member of St. Sylvester Parish. Survivors include two sons, Marvel Joseph Grimard and Rene O. Grimard; two daughters, Lucille Grimard and Anna Mary LaCount; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. 

Ferrari, Aureo N., 83, of Barre Town, died Sept. 10. Born in 1913 in Barre, he was the son of Giuseppe and Carolina (Viscontini) Ferrari. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. He was a veteran of the Army. In 1942, he married Phyllis E. Seger. He and the late Arthur Brown, operated the Central Cab Co. in Barre. He was a clerk at the Vermont State Liquor Store, retiring in 1968. Survivors include his wife; a brother, Enzo Ferrari; several nieces and nephews. 

Hazelton, Harold, 87, of Northfield Falls, died Sept. 6. Born in 1909 in Northfield, he was the son of Ray and Anna (Grover) Hazelton. He graduated from Northfield High School and was a member of the Army National Guard. During WWII, he was an aircraft mechanic for the Navy. He worked for the Farnham automobile dealership in Barre and Montpelier and for Bean Chevrolet in Northfield. He later operated his own machine shop in Northfield, known as the P&H Shop. He retired in the mid-1970s. Survivors include a son, Peter; a daughter, Bonnie (Mrs. Christopher) Oakman; a sister; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Plunket, Thomas J., 57, of Montpelier, died Sept. 7. born in 1940 in Kingston, N.Y., he was the son of Thomas and Edna (Schuppin) Plunket. He attended Kingston City schools and graduated from Oakwood School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He attended Norwich University in Northfield and Carroll College in Wisconsin, where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in psychology. In 1965, he married Nancy Finch. He was employed by the State of Vermont, working for the Corrections Department in St. Albans and the Highway Department in Montpelier. He was with the Mental Health Department, was in personnel and more recently was a housing specialist. Survivors include his parents; his wife; two sons, Thomas and Benjamin; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Tattersall, Dorothy M., 81, of Randolph, died Sept. 10. Born in 1916, she was the daughter of Jerry and Bessie (Cady) Eastman. She was educated in Etna and Hanover, N.H. schools. In 1947, she married Albert Tatersall, who died in March. She was a housekeeper in the Lebanon, N.H. area. Survivors include her daughter, Alberta Rose; two grandchildren; a great-grandson. 

Redmond, Brian Edward, 17, of Montpelier, died Sept. 7. Born in 1980 in Berlin, he was the son of Mark and Dorothy (Bunning) Redmond. He was a junior at Montpelier High School and attended the Barre Area Vocational Center at Spaulding High School, enrolled in the culinary arts program. He was employed at M&M Redemption Center and at Fiddleheads restaurant. He was a member of the Montpelier High School soccer and hockey teams. Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Mark and David; his maternal grandmother, Virginia Bunning; his paternal grandparents, Mark and Maria Redmond; many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Therrien, Edward J., Jr., 39, of Bethel, died Sept. 9. Born in 1958 in Barre, he was the son of Edward and Louise (Purinton) Therrien. He graduated from Westfield (Mass.) Vocational School, majoring in electronics. He was married to Linda Deroin, they later divorced. He operated Country Computing in Bethel. Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Therrien; his mother; two brothers; three sisters. 

Pilbin, Agatha Parnigoni, 85, formerly of Barre, died Sept. 5. Born in 1911 in Iron Mountain, MI, she was the daughter of Rev. Herbert and Pearl (Kinney) Campbell. She graduated from the former Montpelier Seminary and later attended Boston University and Gifford Hospital School of Nursing in Randolph. In 1932, she married Ego Parnigoni, who died in 1978. In 1985, she married Ronald Pilbin, who died in 1988. She was a member of the Hedding United Methodist Church and was active in the North Barre Community Church and Chapel. Survivors include her sons, Dr. Richard Parnigoni and David Parnigoni; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Jarvis, Norma C., 57, of Bethel, died Sept. 9. Born in 1940 in White Plains, N.Y., she was the daughter of Charles and Eva (Hatzmann) Mele. She received her early education in White Plains and graduated from Sleepy Hollow High School in Tarrytown, N.Y. She was a telephone operator in earlier years. In 1969, she married Warren T. Jarvis. Survivors include her husband; a son, William; three sisters; nieces and nephews.


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