Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1997

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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. 

Pembroke, Howard M., 86, of Montpelier, died Sept. 22. He was the son of James and Della (Hale) Pembroke. He attended St. Michael's Graded School and St. Michael's High School. In 1929, he married Marjorie Orcutt, who died in 1955. He and his brother owned and operated a farm and later he worked for the Marvin-Cooley Dairy and for Booth Brothers, retiring in 1968. He was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Percy, Elizabeth Boisvert and Virginia Garand; two sons, Edward and Steven; 30 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Culver, Ida E., 67, of North Duxbury, died Sept. 22. Born in 1930 in Bedford, Quebec, she was the daughter of Edward and Eva (Bushey) Raymond. She attended Waterbury High School. In 1956, she married Harold Culver, who died in 1978. Survivors include two daughters, Charlene Laforest and Marlene Culver; three grandsons; a sister; three brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Calderara, Warnitta, 99, of Barre, died Sept. 19. Born in 1897 in Barre, she was the daughter of Edwin and Catherine (Weymouth) Veale. She attended Barre City elementary schools and Spaulding High School. In 1920, she married Charles Calderara, who died in 1960. She had been a dental hygienist for Dr. Howard Reid. Survivors include a nephew, Wayne Calderara; grandnieces and grandnephews; cousins. 

Eldred, Alan E., 66, of Williamstown, died Sept. 22. Born in 1931 in Bakersfield, he was the son of Ernest and Helen (Longley) Eldred. He attended schools in Bakersfield and Burlington and served in the Army during the Korean War. In 1953, he married Nathalie Sue Batchelor. He had been employed by the state of Vermont as a child support enforcement specialist, retiring in 1966. Survivors include his former wife; his mother; a daughter, Marcia (Mrs. John) Bayle; a son, Jerry; four grandchildren; a sister; two brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Maxfield, Morris H., 86, of Barre, died Sept. 24. Born in 1911 in Barre, he was the son of Harland and Laura (Kidder) Maxfield. He attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School and attended the University of Vermont. In 1941, he married Louise Dodge. He served with the Army during WWII. He began working for the U.S. Post Office in Barre in the 1930s, retiring in 1967. He was employed by the Vermont Highway Department from 1967 to 1973 and later in the materials laboratory and also worked in the parts department of Houle Auto and as a delivery man for Modern Printing. He was a member of the Barre Universalist Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Whitney and Terry; seven grandchildren. 

Lawliss, Pearl E., 94, of Montpelier, died Sept. 23. Born in 1903 in Greenfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Anthony and Evelyn (Clough) Conway. She attended schools in Athol, Mass., moving to Vermont when she was 18. In 1933, she married Victor Lawless, who died in 1962. Survivors include a son, Robert; a daughter, Elodia Putnam; six grandchildren; a step-sister. 

Brown, David A., 38, of Barre, died Sept. 20. Born in 1959 in Barre, he was the son of Alexander and Doris (Lefebvre) Brown Jr. He attended Ward 5 and Brook Street schools, graduated from Spaulding High School and attended New Hampshire College. He worked at Harry's Department Store in Berlin and at the time of his death was operations manager at Ames Department Store in Berlin. Survivors include his father; a brother, Terry Boyer; a sister, Leslie McBride; nieces and nephews. 

Daige, Gloria J., 70, formerly of Greensboro and Cabot and more recently of Eden, died Sept. 20. Born in 1927 in Morrisville, she was the daughter of Earl and Gertrude (Bohannon) Grassett. She attended public schools in Randolph and Morrisville and graduated from Greensboro High School and from Johnson State College with a degree in elementary education. In 1946, she married Stewart Daige. She was a teacher at Johnson Elementary School, retiring in the 1970s. She was a member of Greensboro Bend United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; a son, Stephen; a daughter, Kelly Daige; two grandchildren; a brother; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

DeGoosh, Ellsworth J., 73, of Barre, died Sept. 19. Born in 1924 in Lyme, N.H., he was the son of Howard and Nettie (Pushee) DeGoosh. He attended Lyme Elementary School and Orford (N.H.) High School. He served in the Navy during WWII. He had been a salesman for Swift Meatpacking Co. and later owned and operated a dairy farm in Johnson. He was a member of Lyme (N.H.) Congregational Church. Survivors include two daughters, Eileen Perkins and Anita DeGoosh; five brothers; six sisters; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Patch, Warren I., 82, of Northfield, died Sept. 20. Born in 1915 in Elgin, ILL, he was the son of Wayne and Harriett (Gussman) Patch. He worked at the Fairbanks Foundry in St. Johnsbury and owned and operated Atlas Foundry in Concord. He had been a former resident of Peacham and attended Peacham Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Erskine) Capron Patch; two sons, Richard and Wayne; two daughters, Arlene Thresher and Patricia Capron; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. 

Adams, Hazell S., 84, of South Randolph, died Sept. 22. Born in 1913 in Barre, she was the daughter of Edward and Florence (Durkee) Brown. She was educated in Brookfield and Randolph schools and graduated from Randolph High School. She was married to Clifford Sawyer, who died in 1957. In 1965, she married Wallace Adams, who died in 1993. She was a supervisor for Van Raalte Corp. and for a glove manufacturer in South Royalton. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ in Randolph. Survivors include a daughter, Lora Barrett; two sons, Raymond and Roland; two step-daughters, Audrey Ward and Arlene Conant; three stepsons, William, Donald and Martin Adams; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren and 20 step-great-grandchildren. 

Perry, Bernard H., 77, of Hardwick, died Sept. 21. Born in 1920 in Hardwick, he was the son of Peter and Hazel (Downing) Perry. He attended public schools in Hardwick and graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1944, he married Ruby Myrtle Hopkins. He was a stonecutter at Cook, Watkins and Patch in Barre, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include his wife; a son, David; two daughters, Diann Ross and Susan Limoge; three grandchildren; three brothers; a sister; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Gagne, Michel M., 90, of Barre, died Sept. 26. Born in 1907 in Bromptonville, Quebec, he was the son of Jean Gagne and Clara Pellerin. He attended the Richmond School and Danville College. He moved to Barre in 1929 and in 1936, married Therese Cloutier. He was employed as a granite finisher. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Fernande Henson, Diane Button and Louise Dodge; five sons, Robert, Ronald, Michael, Paul and John Peter; 26 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Scribner, Frieda B., 73, of Calais, died Sept. 20. Born in 1924 in East Montpelier, she was the daughter of John and Louise (Bancroft) Badger. She graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1946, she married C. Franklin Scribner, who died in 1980. She worked on the family farm and was a member of Calais Congregational Church. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Bouchard and Diane Scribner; a son, Charles; two grandsons; a brother; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Cano, Louis H., 80, formerly of Montpelier and more recently of Concord, N.H., died Sept. 23. Born in 1916 in Santander, Spain, he was the son of Jacinto and Nieves (Aja) Cano. He graduated from Montpelier High School. He was manager and supervisor of A&P Grocery Store in New England, retiring as manager of the A&P Store in Concord, N.H. He was a member of St. Peter's Church in Concord. Survivors include three sisters, Vicenta Bordas, Concha Buzzi and M. Nieves Bond; two brothers, Victor and his twin, Stephen; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

O'Gara, Jerry E., 50, of Randolph, died Sept. 25. Born in 1947 in Arcadia, CA, she was the daughter of Theodore and Mildred (Bramin) Duval. She was educated in California schools and Yuba College in CA. In 1967, she married Patrick O'Gara. She worked in a nursing home and later became a religious education teacher and a school librarian. Research of her genealogy, brought her to Randolph, where her father had lived. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Christopher, Ian and Ryan; a brother.

French, Ruth A., 100, of Barre, died Sept. 25. Born in 1897 in Vinal Haven, Maine, she was the daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Smith) McIntosh. She attended Montpelier schools and graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1917, she married John Anderson, who died in 1956. They owned Anderson Brothers Trucking Co. In 1972, she married Noble French, who died in 1988. She had been the first female postal carrier employed by the Barre Post Office and later worked at Homer Fitts Co. and at Gray's Department Store. Survivors include three sons, John, Robert and George; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Haskins, Trevor A., infant son of Peter and Teresa (Fuller) Haskins, died Oct. 2. He was born June 27. Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Dylan and Michael; paternal grandparents, Jerry Haskins Sr. and Kathy Haskins; maternal grandmother, Susan Askew; paternal great-grandparents, Wayne Haskins Sr. and Doris Dolloff; maternal great-grandmother, Ellen May; aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Howard, Wayland F., 74, of Waterbury, died Sept. 26. Born in 1923 in Randolph, he was the son of Frank and Florence (Terry) Howard. He was educated in Randolph schools and served in the Army Air Corp. In 1948, he married Geraldine Bowen. He worked for several construction companies including the M.F. Woodard Construction Co. Survivors include three sons, Malcolm, Scott and Bruce; two daughters, Penelope Lessard and Priscilla LaPerle; 18 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Macchi, Dario A., 87, of Northfield and Barre, died Sept. 25. Born in 1909 in Northfield, he was the son of Emil and Maria (Vanetti) Macchi. He attended Barre schools, graduated from Spaulding High School and Pratt Institute. He worked at Voorhes, Walker, Foley and Smith in New York as an architectural engineer until he retired. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Fern Macchi; several cousins. 

Goodridge, Donly C., Sr., 72, of Craftsbury Common, died Sept. 30. Born in 1925 in Marshfield, he was the son of Euri Gilbert and Beatrice Mae (Spencer) Goodridge. He grew up in Plainfield, graduated from Plainfield High School and attended the University of Vermont. He served with the Navy Seabees during WWII. In 1946, he married D. Avis Hampp. He operated a farm in Craftsbury Common and was also an AI technician. He retired in 1965 from farming, and worked for Munson Earth Moving, retiring in 1983. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Jean Bezio, Susan Richarson and Carol Grondin; three sons, Donly Jr., Gilbert and Kevin; 10 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Mosher, Richard K., 44, of Barre Town, died Oct. 2. He served in the Navy and later with the Naval Reserve. He was a self-employed artist and framer. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; two daughters, Katherine and Merideth. 

Duquette, Leward E., 83, of Northfield, died Oct. 3. Born in 1914 in Altona, N.Y., he was the son of Eugene and Priscilla (Luchia) Duquette. He was educated in Northfield schools and served in the Army during WWII. In 1948, he married Bernice Donahue. He was employed at Northfield Woolen Mills and then at Norwich University, retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Survivors include his wife; his brother, Herbert; his sister, Clarissy Kramer; a half-sister, Pauline Quick; two nieces and two nephews. 

Roberts, Helene N., 62, formerly of Barre, died Sept. 23. Born in 1935 in Barre, she was the daughter of Henri and Noella Bienvenue. She grew up in Barre and attended Barre schools. In 1956, she married Lawrence Roberts. They moved to Montgomery, AL, where they owned and operated a frame shop. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Ruth Ann Roberts and Renee Baker; a son, Robin; four grandchildren; a sister; a brother; nephews. 

Bouchard, Marion L., 82, of Northfield Falls, died Oct. 3. Born in 1914 in Berlin, she was the daughter of Joseph and Eva (LaValley) DeLary. She graduated from Montpelier Seminary School and earned an associate degree in education from the University of Vermont. In 1937, she married Armand Bouchard. She taught schools in Alburg but lived most of her live in the Northfield area. She was a member of the St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Northfield. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Paul, Pierre and Allain; three daughters, Anne Chase, Rachel Bouchard and Lucy Alburger; one brother; one sister; 29 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. 

Ford, Dorothy L., 83, of Bethel, died Oct. 1. Born in 1914 in Royalton, she was the daughter of Wilfred and Hattie (Rogers) LaRocque. She was educated in Bethel schools. She worked at Fyles and Rice Plywood Corp. in Bethel and at the Van Raalte Co. in Randolph. In 1929, she married Wilton Ford, who died in 1988. Survivors include three sons, Fay, Kenneth and Clifford; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Wilcox, Ila L., 90, of Randolph, died Oct. 2. Born in 1907 in Brookfield, she was the daughter of Irving and Mary (Abbott) Newton. She received her early education in the Brookfield school system and graduated from Randolph High School. In 1926, she married Richard Wilcox, who died in 1996. They farmed the Gaylord Homestead in Brookfield before moving to Williamstown. They had lived in Randolph since 1964. Survivors include two sons, Gordon and Robert; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. 

Curtis, George D., 92, of Bethel, died Sept. 27. Born in 1904 in Danby, he was the son of Walter and Maude (Winship) Curtis. He graduated from Lincoln Academy in New Castle, Maine. He worked for Central Vermont Public Service Corp. and operated the CVPS power plant in Bethel. In 1935, he married Lillian Fregosi, who died in 1985. Survivors include two sons, George and Michael; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

Sell, Edna V., 89, of Montpelier, died Oct. 1. Born in 1908 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Gustaf and Christina (Olson) Wennerstrand. She graduated from Goddard Seminary and in 1931, married Lester Sell. She returned to Montpelier 10 years ago. Her husband is deceased. Survivors include a sister, Lillian Pierce; nieces and nephews. 

Drinkwine, John A., 15, of Northfield, died Sept. 30. Born in 1982 in Randolph, he was the son of John and Rosa ((Manning) Drinkwine. He was a freshman at Northfield High School. Survivors include his father; his mother; three brothers, Samuel Drinkwine, Isaac Drinkwine and Micah Drinkwine; two step-sisters, Brittany Benoir and Christina Benoir; paternal grandfather; maternal grandmother; several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Herbert, Thomas L., 73, formerly of Waterbury, died Aug. 30. Born in 1924 in Waterbury, he was the son of Richard and Minnie (Brown) Herbert. He graduated from Waterbury High School and attended the University of Vermont. He served with the Army during WWII. He was employed by Rock of Ages and later by Hertz in Conn. He moved to New York after he retired. In 1946, he married Frances Hurley, who died in 1995. Survivors include a daughter, Jodee Ellingsworth; three grandchildren; four sisters. 

Paul, Mary, 91, formerly of Northfield, died Sept. 27. Born in 1906 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Filippo and Angelina (Rigante) Giacomini. She graduated from Waterbury High School and in 1939, married Henry Paul. She worked for several years at Comollies Store in Waterbury and as a switchboard operator for the town of Waterbury and the Vermont State Hospital. They moved to Springfield, where she was a member of St. Mary's Church. Her husband died in 1990. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra J. Paul; two sons, Remo and Robert; two grandchildren; a sister. 

Gomez, Bernard, 67, formerly of Hardwick, died Sept. 28. Born in 1930 in Hardwick, he was the son of Bernard and Mary (Carpenter) Gomez. He was a livestock dealer and owned Sheffield Stables in Sheffield, Mass. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Survivors include two sons, Daniel and Aaron; two daughters, Angela Wingard and Jessica Gomez; two stepsons, Douglas and Glen Kimple; two step-daughters, Linda Kimple Blais and Nanette Schrag; three grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; five sisters; three brothers.

Jerry, Donald W., 78, of Williamstown, died Oct. 4. Born in 1919 in Northfield, he was the son of Wilbur and Celina (Duffany) Jerry. He attended schools in Northfield. In 1945, he married Ellen Aseltine. He worked at Northfield Wood Products and Ethan Allen Inc., retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Edward's Church of Williamstown and a former member of St. John the Evangelist Church of Northfield. Survivors include his wife; a son, Donald; three daughters, Lorraine Beudette, Pamela Herres and Donna Powell; a brother; three sisters; six grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Marsh, Marion C., 88, of Barre, died Oct. 3. Born in 1909 in Orange, she was the daughter of George and Nettie (Flanders) Nelson. She attended elementary school in Orange, graduated from Spaulding High School and from teacher training at Bay Path Institute. She taught business courses in Canaan and at Barton Academy. In 1944, she married Kenneth Marsh, who died in 1981. She was a member of Orange Center Church and Bethany United Church of Christ, Congregational in Montpelier. Survivors include a daughter, Sherrie (Mrs. Craig) MacIntyre; nieces and nephews. 

Hull, Evatte L., 67, of Barnard, died Oct. 5. Born in 1930 in Roxbury, she was the daughter of Fred and Elmire (Nadeau) Dickinson. She was educated in Roxbury schools and graduated from Randolph High School. In 1953, she married Eldon Hull, who died in 1991. She worked at the Van Raalte Co. in Randolph. Survivors include four sons, Gary, Bruce, Stuart and Jay; a daughter, Kelly Bowen; four sisters; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. 

Pike, Almont, 78, of Northfield Falls, died Oct. 4. Born in Burlington, he was the son of Perley Sr. and Sadie (Reed) Pike. He graduated from high school in Orleans. In 1942, he married Ruby Gates. He served in the Army during WWII. He worked as highway plans and reproduction supervisor for the Vermont Highway Department, retiring in 1978. He was a member of Northfield Falls Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Paul and Gordon; two daughters, Virginia Webber and Nancy (Mrs. Ronald) Fassett; two sisters; a half-sister; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Spaulding, Herbert C., 75, of Waitsfield, died Oct. 3. Born in 1922 in Colchester, he was the son of Carroll and Bessie (Long) Spaulding Sr. He graduated from schools in Starksboro. He moved to Connecticut and worked at General Building Supply Co. in East Hartford and for Brand-Rex in Willimantic. He retired in 1984 and moved to Waitsfield. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Dorothy Spaulding; one niece and nephews. 

Guth, Dorothy J., 70, of East Hardwick, died Oct. 3. Born in 1927 in Yonkers, N.Y., she was the daughter of Theodore Lewis and Esther (Guldbrandson) Daley. She attended public schools in N.Y. She married Thomas Leonard Guth, who died in 1966. She had worked as a social service director in N.Y., retiring in 1977 and moving to East Hardwick. She was a member of the Greensboro Bend United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Daniel; three daughters, Susan Gunter, Diane MacDonald and Elaine Luther; a brother; a sister; 10 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Peake, Gertrude, 82, of Hardwick, died Oct. 6. Born in 1914 in North Troy, she was the daughter of Bertrand and Annie (Lee) Tracy. She attended public schools in Newport Center and Coventry and graduated from Brightlook Hospital School of Nursing. In 1940, she married Rupert W. Peake. She had worked at the former Hardwick Hospital and East Hardwick Nursing Home. She was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include her husband; a son, Wendell; a daughter Carolyn Andrus; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. 

Dindo, Olive M., 73, of Barre Town, died Oct. 4. Born in 1914 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Gabriel and Mildred (Holbrook) Gomez. She attended schools in Bethel. In 1946, she married Joseph Dindo, who died in Feb. 19. She was a waitress at the Venetian Restaurant, the Montpelier Elks Club and the Country House Restaurant. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include four sons, John, Charles, Robert and Michael; a daughter, Deborah Linehan; 11 grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Kennerson, Michael S., 39, formerly of Northfield, died Oct. 3. Born in 1957 in Kittery, Maine, he was the son of William and Teresa (Willey) Kennerson. He received his early education in Vermont and graduated from Northfield High School. He was a house painter and had owned and operated M&C Painting in DeLand, FL. He had recently moved to Nashua, N.H., where he was a member of the United Methodist Church. He had served in the Army. Survivors include his parents; his partner, Carol (Peterson) Kennerson; two sisters, Charlene McCarney and Terry Alexander; a brother, William Kennerson Jr.; six nieces; two nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Lezko, Barbara D., 74, of South Barre, died Oct. 5. Born in 1923 in Roxbury, she was the daughter of Frank and Irene (Fisk) Dickinson. She graduated from Williamstown High School and Barre City Hospital School of Nursing. She had served in the Army Nurse Corps. In 1948, she married Stanley Lezko, who died in 1984. She worked at Barre City Hospital and later for Barre Area Visiting Nurse Association. Survivors include a son, Edward; two daughters, Martha Lezko and Vicki Cassell; three grandchildren; a sister; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Shea, Helen E., 75, of Barre, died Oct. 4. Born in 1921 in Websterville, she was the daughter of John and Eliza (Ross) MacAuley. She attended school in Lower Websterville. In 1953, she married William Shea. She was a homemaker and had worked at the Times Argus. She attended the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal in Barre. Survivors include her husband; a son, David; a granddaughter; three sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Smith, Margaret F., 80, of Barre, died Oct. 4. Born in 1917 in Barre, the daughter of John and Margaret Ann (Murray) Shea. She received her early education in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1937, she married Douglas L. Smith, who died in 1994. She was a nursery school teacher and later a secretary for the State of Vermont Agriculture Department, retiring in 1979. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include three daughters, Janice Bernasconi, Maryann Huang and Kathleen Boudreau; a son, Lawrence; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother; several nieces and nephews. 

Pannes, Ernestine, 90, of Worcester, died Oct. 7. Born in 1907 in Overton, NB, she was the daughter of Ernest and Anna (Brownell) Dunaway. She attended schools in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Chicago. She also studied at Columbia University and received a doctorate degree in human relations from New York University. In 1927, she married Harry Bingham. They later divorced. In 1946, she married Hilgard Pannes, who died in 1983. She taught at Columbia University, in Peru and at a high school in Connecticut. She was also a professor at Goddard College. Survivors include a daughter, Leslie Bingham Williams; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Twiss, Grace S., 92, of Barre, died Oct. 6. Born in 1905 in Pomfret, she was the daughter of Robert and Alice (Leach) Seaver. She attended elementary schools in Quechee and Hartford and graduated from Hartford High School. In 1924, she married Alden Twiss, who died in 1967. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Robert and Carl; two daughters, Joyce Duff and Alice McEdward; a step-son, Glenn Twiss; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Edson, Dora M., 77, of Graniteville, died Oct. 6. Born in 1920 in Purvis, MS, she was the daughter of Pearl (Grantham) Ira Overstreet. She attended schools in Mississippi. In 1943, she married Julius Edson, they moved to Graniteville in 1946. She was a homemaker and a member of New Life Worship Center. Survivors include her husband; two sons, James and Charles; two daughters, Wanda (Mrs. Antonio) Grenier; Linda (Mrs. David) Blow; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Hutchins, Helen F., 74, of Plainfield, died Oct. 6. Born in 1923 in Dante, VA, she was the daughter of Proctor and Odie (Foster) Conley. She attended schools in Hamlin, VA. Her first husband, Mark Page, died during the Korean War. In 1961, she married Lawrence Hutchins. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Plainfield. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Debbie Hutchins, Polly Bartee, Barbara Davis and Sandra Shusda; four step-sons, Michael, Daryle, Bryce and Bradley; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Robb, Nora G., 97, of Hardwick, died Oct. 6. Born in 1900 in East Albany, she was the daughter of Edward and Catherine (Waters) Gallagher. She taught school in Hardwick for 40 years, retiring in 1967. She was a communicant of St. Norbert's Church. Her husband, William Robb, died in 1985. Survivors include two sons, John and William; two daughters, Clare Cowell and Barbara Whalen; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. 

Bethmann, Hans G., 61, of Warren, died Oct. 8. Born in 1935 in Amaan, Jordan, he was the son of Erich and Zora (Kaludjerski) Bethmann. He graduated from Takoma Academy in Maryland and attended the University of Maryland. In 1956, he married Janina Auzins. He was employed as an engineer by C&P Telephone Co. in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1990. He returned to Warren in August. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Monica Bethmann; a son, Michael; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Amerio, Pasquale L., 68, of Waterbury, died Oct. 9. Born in 1929 in South Poultney, he was the son of Peter Sr. and Mary (Zappone) Amerio. He graduated from Fair Haven High School and from Concord College with a degree in computer science. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He had been employed by various slate quarries in the Fair Haven and Poultney area. He and his brothers founded Amerio Brothers Slate Co. He also worked for National Life Insurance Co., retiring in 1988. Survivors include his wife, Mary (Durkee) Amerio; three daughters, Katherine St. Louis, Susan Amerio and Brenda Amerio; four sisters; four brothers; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Sabens, Gilbert D., 61, of South Barre, died Oct. 8. Born in 1936 in Barre, he was the son of Archie and Gertrude (Covey) Sabens. He was educated in Northfield schools. In 1959, he married Helen Therrien. He was employed at several area granite manufacturing plants as a finish stonecutter. He served with the Army National Guard. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gregory and Christopher; two daughters, Monique Perry and Melissa Sevigny; six grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Grenier, Francois H., 79, of Barre, died Oct. 8. Born in 1917 in Piopolis, Quebec, he was the son of Alphonse Grenier and Malvina Giguere. In 1941, he married Jeannette Coulombe, who is deceased. In 1961, he married Irma Chouinard. He moved to Barre in 1960 and was employed in the granite industry, retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include five children, Francois (Mrs. Merile) Guillette, Suzanne Grenier, Carole (Mrs. William) Root, Pierre Grenier, Alain Grenier; two sisters; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. 

Goslant, Alice M., 84, of Plainfield, died Oct. 7. Born in 1913 in Washington, she was the daughter of George and Lillian (Taylor) Lyford. She attended schools in Chelsea. In 1930, she married Rupert Gosland, who died in 1990. She was a seamstress for many years and also sold Avon products and was assistant librarian at Cutler Memorial Library. She later was a postal clerk at the Plainfield Post Office until her retirement. Survivors include a son, James; a daughter, Bernice Youngblood; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; six brothers; three sisters; many nieces and nephews. 

Willey, Beverly C., 70, formerly of Hardwick, died Oct. 7. Born in 1927 in Barton, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kimball. She lived in the Hardwick area for more than 50 years, moving to Lyndonville two years ago. Her husband, Clayton Willey, died Oct. 7. They had operated a family farm and she worked at Concord Manufacturing and the East Hardwick Nursing Home. Survivors include six sons, Frank, Kervin, Roy, Richard, Dennis and Larry; two daughters, Linda Dickey and Beverly Gilman; two sisters; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

Provost, Jacqueline, 61, of Montpelier, died Oct. 3. Born in 1936 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Joseph and Bernadette Couture. She grew up in Barre and graduated from St. Michael's High School. In 1959, she married Richard Provost. She was director of religious education for St. Augustine Parish. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Norwich University in 1992 and a master's in psychology from Norwich University in 1995. She worked as a rehabilitation counselor for Champlain Drug and Alcohol Services. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Steve, Paul, Jeff, David and Jonathan; six grandchildren; four brothers; one sister. 

Rogers, Phyllis A., 44, of Randolph, died Oct. 3. Born in 1953 in Barnard, she was the daughter of William and Alice (Frink) Rogers. She attended schools in Barnard and graduated from Woodstock High School. She was most recently employed as an inspector at Vermont Sports Co. in Randolph. Survivors include her mother; two sisters, Roberta Rogers and Marsha Withington; four brothers, George, Robert, Michael and Richard.


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