Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1997

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Ackerman, Scott H., 83, of Tunbridge, died Oct. 11. Born in 1913 in Chelsea, he was the son of Harley and Nellie (Luce) Ackerman. He attended District 11 School in Chelsea, graduated from Chelsea High School and from Bay Path Institute in Mass., majoring in accounting. In 1936, he married Flora Gray, who died in 1987. They had owned and operated a dairy farm in Tunbridge and he also worked for Frank Gilman. He retired in 1978 from farming. Survivors include five sons, Dale, Richard, Fred, Roger and William; a brother; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. 

Carrier, Stanley E., 49, of Sharon, died Oct. 12. Born in 1948 in South Royalton, he was the son of Francis and Clarabelle (Haskins) Carrier. He attended school in South Royalton and South Tunbridge. He had been employed by the Atlantic Diner in Royalton and later at Brooksie's Restaurant in Sharon. He was a member of the United Church, Federated of South Royalton. Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Carrier and Beverley Swasey; two brothers, Douglas and Gary; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

Blandin, Dawson Edwin, 45, formerly of Vershire and more recently of Plattsburgh, N.Y., died Oct. 10. Born in 1951 in Vershire, he was the son of Woodrow and Vera (Smith) Blandin Sr. He attended elementary school in Vershire and graduated from Thetford Academy. he was a custodian at Dartmouth College and at the Vincent S. Jerry Co. He later worked at Georgia Pacific paper mill and Northern Sanitation Inc., both in Plattsburgh, N.Y. In 1971, he married Darlene M. Covey. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jennifer Blandin; a son, Jamie Blandin; his mother; three brothers; two sisters; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews. 

Belisle, Delia M., 75, of Barre, died Oct. 10. Born in 1922 in Barre, she was the daughter of Emery and Juoia May (Rabideau) Landry. She received her early education at St. Monica School and was a member of St. Monica Church. In 1939, she married Morris Belisle, who died in 1995. She was a senior draftsman at IBM, until she retired. Survivors include three sons, Morris Jr., Robert and Dennis; two daughters, Donna Hoyt and Doris Meilleur; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; many nieces and nephews. 

Aldrich, Maurice, 84, of East Barre, died Oct. 12. Born in 1913 in Lyndonville, he was the son of Perley and Jennie (Phillips) Aldrich. He attended Lyndonville Elementary School and graduated from Montpelier High School. He served in the Army Air Force. In 1945, he married Shirley Smith. He worked at the Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and Sprague Electric Co., retiring in 1978. He was a member of East Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Alan; a grandson; two sisters; a brother; several nieces and nephews. 

Campbell, Robert L., 14, of Barre, died Oct. 11. Born in 1983 in Berlin, he was the son of Thomas Biship and Darlene (Fontaine) Campbell. He attended Barre City Elementary School and was a freshman at Spaulding High School. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Darlene and George Campbell Jr.; his father and step-mother, Thomas and Sherry Bishop; five brothers; four sisters; grandparents; great-grandparents; aunts, uncles, cousins; a niece; two nephews. 

Luce, Edith N., 78, of Chelsea, died Oct. 13. Born in 1918 in Brookfield, she was the daughter of Fred and Mildred (Cutler) Keyes. She attended schools in Brookfield and Spaulding High School. In 1939, she married Harold Luce. She was Sunday School teacher at Brookfield Congregational Church and was also assistant town clerk. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Donna (Mrs. Fred) Weston, Martha (Mrs. Lawrence) Pickett and Cynthia (Mrs. Glenn) Manning; three sons, Russell, Clayton and Kevin; a brother; a sister; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a niece and cousins. 

Carr, Ray, 79, of Berlin, died Oct. 11. Born in 1918 in Volpe, Belarus, she was the daughter of Bernard and Marsha (Goldner) Soroka. She was a member of Hadassah ORT, Beth Jacob Synagogue and Ohavi Zedek Synagogue. Survivors include her husband, Robert Carr; a son, Harvey; two daughters, Linda Sherback and Julianne Sherback; a stepson, Allan Carr; a step-daughter, Carol Grausz; three brothers; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Pregent, Alice J., 68, formerly of Northfield, and more recently of Randolph, died Oct. 14. Born in 1928 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Clarence and Ruby (Gushea) Jones. She attended Northfield schools. In 1951, she married Elmer Lewis Pregent, who died in 1971. She worked at Fernandez Market in Northfield and was a home care provider for several years and a foster parent. Survivors include five sons, Robert, Raymond, Richard, Edward and Michael; a brother; a sister; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; 12 foster children. 

Lyman, Thomas, 81, formerly of Barre and more recently of Westwood, Mass., died Oct. 2. Born in 1916 in North Hampton, Mass., he was the son of Don and Anna (Graves) Lyman. He was educated in East Hampton schools, attended Williston Academy and graduated from the University of Massachusetts. He received a master's degree from Boston University. He served as a pilot with the Army Air Corps. He moved to Barre in 1946 and taught at Lincoln School, moving to Westwood (Mass.) in 1957 and summering in Greensboro. He was a member of Islington Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Priscilla Lyman; a son, Thomas; a daughter, Jean Phillips; four grandchildren. 

Lang, Shaun K., 56, of Worcester, died Oct. 12. Born in 1940 in Rochester, she was the daughter of G. Milton and Phyllis (Clook) Kirby. She received her early education in Rochester, graduated from Rochester High School and received a bachelor of arts degree in education from the University of Vermont. In 1962, she married Thomas Lang. She was an English teacher in Richmond and a supervising teacher in the Chapter I remedial reading program in the East Montpelier and Worcester schools. She was recently employed in the Reading Recovery Program at Rumney Memorial School in Middlesex and Calais Graded School. She was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Melissa Lang and Julia Lang; a son, Roderick Lang; her parents. 

Gilbert, Dale H., 70, of Northfield, died Oct. 6. Born in 1927 in West Charleston, he was the son of Fred and Rose (Nichols) Gilbert. He attended Northfield schools. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was a truck driver for area granite sheds and later for Maxham Supply Co. in Worcester. He retired in the late 1980s. Survivors include his daughter, Charmaine Dailey; a stepson, Jeffrey Thurston; a brother; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Fordham, William, 74, of Barre, died Oct. 15. Born in 1923 in Berlin, he was the son of Orville and Alice (Legacy) Fordham. He attended schools in Berlin and Quechee. He served in the Navy during WWII. He and his first wife, Evelyn Sweeney, were divorced. In 1991, he married Rosina Kane, who died in 1994. He worked as a fruit picker and farm laborer in Florida. Survivors include a son, Rex; two stepsons, Kenneth and Emery Kane; a daughter, Louise Aldrich; three stepdaughters, Alice McManus, Mary Tabor and Hilda Burgess; several grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Grout, Katharine I., 89, of Barre Town, died Oct. 15. Born in 1908 in Warren, she was the daughter of John and Bessie (Fuller) Neill. She attended Jones Brook School in Moretown. In 1933, she married Max L. Grout, who died in 1976. She was employed at Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and at Malden Mills. She was a member of the Barre Universalist Church and a former member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include four sons, Marvin, Harold, Mark and Fred; two daughters, Bessie Clinton and Beulah Lanpher; 25 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. 

MacKenzie, Catherine I., 72, of Berlin, died Oct. 14. Born in 1925 in Morrisville, she was the daughter of Alba and Bertha (Aller) Bowen. She graduated from Peoples Academy. In 1947, she married Edgar Byam Sr. In 1984, she married James D. MacKenzie, who died in 1986. She had worked at the Pavilion Hotel in Montpelier, the Vermont College food services and for Marriot Food Services at Norwich University. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Jerome Byam and Edgar Byam Jr.; a daughter, Esther Fisk; four step-daughters, Jane MacKensie, Jo-Anne Hoblit, Judith Peters and Janice Galonka; fives stepsons, Joseph MacKenzie, James MacKenzie Jr., John MacKenzie and Jerry MacKenzie; a brother; a half-sister; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

McCafferty, Isabel B., 92, of Waterbury, died Oct. 12. Born in 1905 in Butler, PA, she was the daughter of Edson and Harriet (Cross) Byers. She was educated in Butler schools and she was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church. In 1926, she married Herbert McCafferty, who died in 1985. They moved to Waterbury in 1971, where she was a member of the Waterbury Congregational Church. She had worked at Williams Jewelry Store in Butler (PA). Survivors include a daughter, Janice McWilliams; a son, H. Donn McCafferty; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Bresette, Thressa L., 76, of Washington, died Oct. 14. Born in 1920 in Groton, she was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Graham) McQueen. She attended Westville Elementary School in Groton and graduated from Groton High School and Lyndon Teachers College. In 1945, she married Wayne Bressette. She was an elementary school teacher in North Ryegate, Orange and in Washington. She was also assistant postal clerk at the Washington Post Office and served as town auditor. She attended Washington Universalist Church. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Graham, Joseph and Brent; four grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Parks, Gerald A., 64, formerly of Barre, and more recently of Waupaca, WI, died Oct. 13. Born in Barre, he was the son of Ralph and Vera (Colombo) Parks. He was educated in Barre schools. Survivors include a brother, Roger Parks; an aunt and uncles, nieces and nephews. 

Fournier, Jeannie L., 89, of Upper Graniteville, died Oct. 16. Born in 1908 in Barre, she was the daughter of Alexander and Mary (Machechie) Smith. She attended elementary school in Barre and graduated from the former Goddard Seminary. She worked at the Barre Steam Laundry and in 1931, married Conrad J. Fournier, who died in 1974. She was a member of St. Sylvester Church. Survivors include two sons, Roland and Robert; a daughter, Claire (Mrs. Norman) LaPerle; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Hinman, Richard V., 79, of Northfield, died Oct. 16. Born in 1917 in New Rochelle, N.Y., he was the son of Chauncey and Hazel (Norton) Hinman. He attended schools in New Rochelle. In 1938, he married Ethel Neilsen, who died in 1986. He served with the Navy during WWII and was vice president of sales for American Mineral Spirits Corp. of Murray Hill, N.J. and became vice president of sales for Vermont Weather Board Corp. in Wolcott, retiring in the mid 1970s. Survivors include two sons, Richard and Brian; a daughter, Penny Lawder; 10 grandchildren. 

Bocash, Janice L., 37, of East Hardwick, died Oct. 16. Born in 1960 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Maynard and Dorothy (Hooker) Douse. She graduated from Hazen Union High School. Survivors include her husband, James Bocash; two children, Jamie and Joshua; her mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Everett Pearson; a brother; three sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Smith, Rena E., 96, of Moretown, died Oct. 16. Born in 1901 in Bolton, she was the daughter of Samuel Lacillade and Mary Young Lacillade. In 1920, she married Leo J. Smith, who died in 1967. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Moretown. She worked as a seamstress. Survivors include a son, Lawrence; a daughter, Alice Perry; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; 20 nieces and eight nephews. 

LaValley, Mildred E., 82, of Northfield, died recently. Born in 1914 in Enosburg Falls, she was the daughter of William and Mary (Bocash) Ryea. She attended Enosburg Falls schools. In 1935, she married Frank LaValley, who died in 1981. She worked at the Northfield Woolen Mills and at Rabbit Hollow Knitting Mill, retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. John's Church. Survivors include two sons, Roderick and Robert; a daughter, Lena (Mrs. Langdon) Cummings; two sisters; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

McEnany, Ethel, 93, of Barre, died Oct. 22. Born in 1903 in Fairfield, she was the daughter of George and Addie (Kittell) Safford. She attended schools in Sheldon. In 1923, she married Horton McEnancy. In 1931, she married John Bjorn, who died in 1965. She remarried Horton McEnany in 1968. In earlier years, she was employed at the Sheldon Post Office, W.C. Marsh General Store, T.C. Jennison General Store, Gordon Burt General Store and Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant in Barre. She attended Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Hollis Safford and Wayne Safford; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Davis, Raymond W., 79, formerly of Randolph, and more recently of Connecticut, died Oct. 20. Born in 1918 in Randolph, he was the son of Raymond and Abbie (Davis) Davis. He attended schools in Randolph and graduated from Vermont Agricultural School. In 1948, he married Margaret McCurdy, who died in 1989. He was employed as a housepainter and worked at Pratt and Whitney Corp. Survivors include a son, Gordon; a daughter, Janet Simmons; three brothers; two sisters; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Laird, Nathalie Gertrude, 83, of East Hardwick, died Oct. 22. Born in 1914 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Arthur and Valda (Smith) Kibbee. She attended public schools in Hardwick and graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1939, she married Wilford Lynn Laird. they owned and operated a farm in Greensboro and in 1967 sold it and moved to East Hardwick. She was moved to Genesis Elder Care in Morrisville in 1995. Survivors include a daughter, Valda Laird; a son, Ernest Laird; two grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Turner, Albert J., 69, of Waitsfield, died Oct. 23. Born in 1928 in Montpelier, he was the son of Kenneth and Eleanor (van Deusen) Turner. The family moved to Waitsfield, where he graduated from high school. He also graduated from Vermont School of Agriculture in Randolph Center. In 1949, he married Marion Cota. He and his father owned and operated Simplicity Farm on Route 100. He was a member of the Federated Church of Waitsfield. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Paul, Lawrence, Kenneth, Douglas and Edward; a daughter, Elaine Turner; 10 grandchildren; an aunt; an uncle; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Rogers, Leona F., 100, of Randolph, died Oct.22. Born in 1897 in Randolph, she was the daughter of James and Jennie (Butterfield) Lee. She was educated in Randolph schools. In 1912, she married Daniel A. Rogers, who died in 1957. They owned and operated Rogers Corner Grocery in Randolph for several years. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include five daughters, Pauline Richards, Mildred Cheney, Theresa Fullam, Doris Ladd and Irene Tabor; a brother; 16 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. 

Filion, Irene, 84, of Barre, died Oct. 23. Born in 1912 in St. Hubert, Quebec, she was the daughter of Augustin and Desilda (Blais) Cote. The family moved to Derby Line, Vt. that same year. She attended schools in Rock Island, Quebec and came to Graniteville in 1926. She worked at Heaton Hospital and in 1945, married Bernard LeMay, who died in 1965. She worked as a bookkeeper for Granite Memorial Shop and as a secretary for the Granite Cutters Association when she retired. In 1970, she married Armand Filion, who died in 1988. She was a member of st. Monica Church. Survivors include a sister, Leona Marcotte; several nieces and nephews. 

Gross, Marion R., 73, of Northfield, died Oct. 20. Born in 1924 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Lawson and Florence (Willey) Ingalls. She graduated from Northfield High School and in 1945, married John H. Gorss. They owned and operated John Gross Trucking and Excavating Co. in Northfield. Survivors include her husband; a son, Scott; a daughter, Patricia Wiggett; a grandson; a sister; several nieces and nephews. 

Lawrence, Dorothy A., 89, of Barre, died Oct. 21. Born in 1908 in Barre, she was the daughter of Ira and Bess (Averill) Lawrence. She attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. She worked as a secretary at Cook and Watkins and Patch Granite Co., retiring in 1974. She later worked as a secretary at South End Granite Polishing Co. She was affiliated with the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a sister, Leona Lawrence; a niece; two nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Merchant, David H., 61, of Barre, died Oct. 28. Born in 1935 in Burlington, he was the son of Edwin Hayes and Victoria (Santamore-Merchant) Morse. He was employed by Eastern Magnesium Talc Co. for many years and later as a blaster at Perrini Construction. He retired due to ill health. He served in the Army during the Korean War. In 1969, he married Ruby Rexford. Survivors include two sons, Michael and Steven; three step-sons, Douglas Baker, Carl Baker and Anthony Baker; two brothers; five step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Dindo, Ruth C., 73, of Barre, died Oct. 21. Born in 1924 in Barre, she was the daughter of Erwin and Clara (Nugent) Hoyt. She attended schools in Williamstown, North Montpelier and Plainfield High School. In 1945, she married Charles Root. In 1957, she married Howard Dindo, who died in 1975. She worked as a waitress at Hilltop Restaurant. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include three sons, William Root, Mark Dindo and Matthew Dindo; two step-daughters, Linda St. John and Nancy Slade; a stepson, Howard Dindo Jr.; 14 grandchildren; a brother; several nieces and nephews. 

Nicolino, Ronald A., 52, of Barre, died Oct. 21. Born in 1945 in Barre, he was the son of Libero and Pace (Cardini) Nicolino. He attended Barre city elementary schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He served with the Army during the Vietnam War. He was married to Cynthia Gable, they later divorced. He later married Debra Lajeunesse, they also divorced. He was most recently employed at LaCroix Memorial Co. in Barre. Survivors include a daughter, Rhonna Gable; a son, Richard; a brother; two sisters; two aunts; nieces and nephews. 

Rogers, Edward, 81, formerly of Cabot, and more recently of Florida, died Oct. 24. Born in 1916 in Burlington, he was the son of Earl and Mary (Cassiday) Rogers. He worked at Cross Baking Co. in Montpelier, retiring in 1978 and moving to Florida. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Rogers; two daughters, Bette O'Connor and Sara Joyal; a son, Douglas Rogers; a sister; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. 

Gilbert, Taylor A., infant son of Gregory and Amy (Merrill) Gilbert, died Oct. 16. He was born Oct. 15 in Burlington. Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Dustin and Jonathan; his paternal grandparents, George and Mary Gilbert and maternal grandparents, Michael and Carol Merrill; several great-grandparents; an uncle and an aunt; and cousins. 

Bartlett, Laura A., 87, of Barre, died Oct. 18. Born in 1909 in Barre, she was the daughter of Charles and Nettie (Sanborn) Abbiati. She graduated from Spaulding High School and later from a two-year teachers' program. She had worked in the housekeeping department of the Barre City Hospital and later was supervisor of housekeeping at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. She retired in 1974. She was first married to William R. Bartlett, they later divorced. In 1942, she married William R. Bartlett, who died in September. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Plainfield and affiliated with the United Church of Woodbury. Survivors include a son, Roscoe; four grandsons; two granddaughters; several great-grandchildren; two nieces. 

Barr, Eddio, 93, of Hardwick, died Oct. 19. Born in 1904 in Hardwick, he was the son of Eddio Sr. and Josephine (Comolli) Barr. He graduated from Hardwick Academy. he was one of the first members of the Vermont Highway Patrol, stationed in St. Johnsbury. Later, he and his brother Aquonaldo, owned and operated Barr's Better Beverages in Hardwick. He was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. His wife, Marjorie (Fraser) Barr, died in 1995. Survivors include three cousins, Aldo Bai, Libra McAllister and Martin Calcagni. 

Montgomery, Arleen L., 82, formerly of Orange, died Oct. 18. Born in 1915 in Roxbury, she was the daughter of Arthur and Eva (Lamica) Perry. She attended Roxbury Elementary School and Northfield High School and graduated from Windsor High School. She was first married to David Owen. In 1958, she married Robert E. Montgomery. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Veronica Armstrong and Lorine Petrochko; two sons, Arthur and Frank; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. 

Radigan, Liselotte M., 85, of Montpelier, died Oct. 14. Born in 1912 in Kuestrin, Germany, she was the daughter of Gustav and Minna (Garbe) Gabriel. She was employed in the governor's office in Montpelier and owned and operated Liselotte Boutique and Imports Store in Montpelier. Her husband, Harold Radigan, died in 1987. Survivors include a sister, Ursula Woitschach. 

Wallis, Marion B., 94, of Moretown, died Oct. 19. Born in 1903 in Moretown, she was the daughter of John and Alice (Turner) Bisbee. She graduated from Waitsfield High School and from Boston University with a degree in music, voice and piano. In 1928, she married Clifford M. Wallis. They moved to Columbia, MO, where she was a member and former president of the Fortnightly Women's club and active with the League of Women Voters. She retired to Moretown in 1972 and was active in the South Duxbury Church. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Anne Bull; a son, George; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Kessler, James E., 66, of Randolph Center, died Oct. 23. Born in 1931 in New York, N.Y., he was the son of William and Matilde (Scaggiari) Kessler. He attended schools in Indiana and graduated from George Rogers Clark High School in Hammond, IN. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He continued his education, earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in Indiana and a master's degree in the same subject from New York University. He also studied mathematics in post-doctoral work at Rutgers University in New Jersey. In 1958, he married Lorraine Czech. He was an electrical engineer for AT&T Bell Laboratories in N.J., retiring in 1984. The Kesslers moved to Randolph Center, where he served as an associate professor of electrical engineering at Vermont Technical College. He was a communicant at Saints Donatian & Rogatian Catholic Church in Randolph. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Michael, John and Thomas; his mother; two brothers; a sister; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Raimon-Wilson, Ruth Amsden, 64, formerly of East Hardwick and more recently of California, died Oct. 22. Born in 1933 in East Hardwick, she was the daughter of Clarence and Helen Conley Reed Amsden. She graduated from Woodstock High School and received her bachelor of science degree in child development from the New York State School of Human Ecology and received a master's degree in the same field from Cornell University. She was a researcher in child development at Cornell and played a role in the establishment of Head Start. She also pursued both a professional and personal interest in intergenerational connections, working to unite children and elders. Survivors include her husband, Ronny Porras; five children, Daniel, Raimon, Martha, David and Jon; her father; a brother; a sister; three grandchildren; two nieces and three nephews.

Mascitti, Blanche P., 76, of East Montpelier, died Oct. 29. Born in 1921 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of Clair and Lucy (Sweetser) Phillips. She attended North Barre School and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1941, she married Paul I. Mascitti. She was employed as a cashier in Montgomery Wards in Barre and later in the inspections department of the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. She retired in 1984. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Pauline Lee; two sons, Paul and John; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Demingway, Almon, 100, of Montpelier, died Oct. 27. Born in 1897 in Franklin, he was the son of George and Emily (Messier) Demingway. He was educated in Franklin schools and served with the Army during WWII. In 1919, he married Lila Mayo, who died in 1923. In 1928, he married Mary Rose Fournier. They owned and operated a farm in Worcester for 47 years. He was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Marjorie LaMountain and Barbara Rueda; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; several nieces and nephews. 

Bartlett, Howard L., 76, of Plainfield, died Oct. 14. Born in 1920 in Plainfield, he was the son of Clem and Maude (Batchelder) Bartlett. He graduated from Plainfield High School and attended Rittners School of Floral Design in Boston, Mass. He served with the Army Air Force during WWII. He owned and operated a florist business at his home and was also employed as a bookkeeper by Goddard College and Plainfield area businesses. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Survivors include three nieces, Anita Richardson, Janet Foster and Nan Fowler; three nephews, Kenneth Fowler, Bruce Bartlett and David Fowler; many cousins. 

Anthony, Myrtle, 93, of Montpelier, died Oct. 28. Born in 1904 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Daniel and Martha (Walker) Royce. She was employed at Montpelier Steam Laundry and later for Malnati's Dry Cleaning in Barre. In 1927, she married Leo Anthony, who died in 1989. Survivors include a son, Philip; a daughter, Irene Garrow; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Lamphear, Harold E., 71, formerly of Walden and Cabot, died Oct. 29. Born in 1926 in Walden, he was the son of Harold and Mabel (Barnett) Lamphear Sr. He owned and operated several farms in the Cabot and Walden areas before he retired. He had served with the Army during WWII. Survivors include his wife, Tina (Gervais) Lamphear; six sons, Harold, William, Matthew, Jeff, Joseph and Sean; four daughters, Catherine Machia, Jean LaFromboise, Gail Prim and Janice Keithen; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers; seven sisters. 

Lamore, Gene W., 57, formerly of Northfield, died Oct. 27 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Born in 1940 in Montgomery, he was the son of Anthsime Lamore and Florence Pudvah. He had lived in Northfield prior to moving to Florida. He had operated several gas stations and recently owned and operated Barney's Junkyard in Florida. Survivors include his wife, Dawna (Aronson) Lamore; two sons, Randall and Mathew; a daughter, Alanna Whittmore; six brothers and sisters; six granddaughters. 

Sayers, Edward R., 47, of Barre Town, died Oct. 24. Born in 1950 in Woodsville, N.H., he was the son of Raymond and Evelyn (Wheelock) Sayers. He attended schools in the central Vermont area and was employed as a stone cutter for several area granite manufacturers. He was more recently employed as a computer machinist. In 1976, he married Judy Potvin. Survivors include his wife; three sons, James, Christopher and Edward Jr.; four daughters, Amber Page, Sonya Sayers, Corina Sayers and Jennifer Sayers; three grandsons; his mother and step-mother; a brother; three step-brothers; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Paye, Ruth V., 47, formerly of Barre, died Oct. 26. Born in 1950 in Barre, she was the daughter of Alfred and Isabelle (Edson) Rutledge. She attended schools in Haverhill, N.H. In 1967, she married Rodney Paye. She had been employed at P&H Truckstop. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Donna Rainey, Paula Grant and Heather Paye; a son, Chad; seven grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers; several nieces and nephews. 

Austin, Julia Belle, 92, of Barre, died Oct. 25. Born in 1905 in Stamford, N.Y., she was the daughter of William and Grace (Marks) Austin. She graduated from high school in Margaretville, N.Y. and from Middlebury College. She pursued graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts, Wellesley College, Tufts University, William and Mary, the University of Vermont, American Academy in Rome and the Vergillian School in Cumae, Italy. She began her teaching career in Cornwall and taught for a year in Rochester. From 1929 to 1944, she taught in Northfield, Mass. She taught at Spaulding High School from 1944 to 1970, when she retired. She was a member of the Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Barbara (Mrs. Amos A.) Austin; one nephew; grandnieces; grandnephews; and cousins. 

Thurber, George D., 90, of Orange, died Oct. 25. Born in 1907 in West Brattleboro, he was the son of Edward and Maude (Donaldson) Thurber. In 1910, his family moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, and he attended schools there. He moved to Orange in 1951 and in 1952, married Mamie McCarthy Brooks, who died in 1990. He farmed in Orange until his retirement in 1987. He was a veteran of WWII, having served with the Army. Survivors include his companion, Dorothy Hutchins; a stepson, Charles Brooks; a nephew; two nieces; grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Blom, Dorothy B., 83, of Williamstown, died Oct. 29. Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn and son-in-law William Werneke; a son, Kenneth; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews., Harding, Wendell O., 83, of Montpelier, died Oct. 24. Born in 1914 in East Fairfield, he was the son of Sidney and Maude Harding. He graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy, graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor's degree, earned a master's degree from the University of Vermont and continued pre-doctoral studies at Columbia University and Assumption College. In 1940, he married Dorothy Brown. He began his career at Lamoille Central Academy in Hyde Park, then taught at Brandon High School, served as principal at Waitsfield High School and master at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. He later became dean of Vermont College and then guidance counselor at Spaulding High School. He belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Jay R. Harding; a daughter, Wendy Lynn; two grandsons; two granddaughters. 

Richardson, Calvin J., 95, of Barre, died Oct. 27. Born in 1902 in Worcester, he was the son of Charlie and Ella (Getchell) Richardson. He attended schools in Worcester. He was a self-taught handyman and worked on his grandfather's farm in Worcester and other area farms. He was also a logger and board sawyer. Survivors include four sisters, Madge Chaffee, Helen Clough, Ruth Pecor and Nellie Cody; nieces, nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.


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