Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1998

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Stone, Dolores, 66, of Northfield, died Dec. 24. Born in 1931 in Barre, she was the daughter of Primo and Alphonsa (Zambelli) Domenichelli. She graduated from Spaulding High School. She had been married to Richard Stone. In 1980, she bought the Red Kettle Restaurant, which she operated until 1997. She was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Northfield. Survivors include three sons, Richard Jr., Mark and Scott; five daughters, Ella Marie Stone, Gretchen Stone, Brenda Dole, Cindy (Mrs. Jim) Willis and Rhoda Stone; two brothers; a sister; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Salls, Edward W., 59, of Greensboro, died Dec. 19. Born in 1938 in Lowell, Mass., he was the son of Howard and Ruth (Coolbeth) Salls. He attended schools in Greensboro and served in the Army. He was married tom Donna Rae Blondin. He was a carpenter for Russ Hislop, retiring in July, 1997, due to ill health. Survivors include his parents; a son, Edward; two daughters, Kim Salls and Karen Nannery; five grandchildren; two sisters; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Henderson, Evelyn M., 85, of Waterbury, died Dec. 24. Born in 1912 in West Burke, she was the daughter of William Gallagher and Lucina (Damon) Gallagher-Patton. She attended schools in West Burke and Montpelier Seminary. In 1992, she married Edwin Van Henderson, who died in 1960. She had worked as a secretary at Radio Vermont WDEV and operated Eddie's Restaurant in Waterbury until 1975. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Waterbury. Survivors include a brother, Justin Gallagher; three nieces and a nephew. 

Swasey, Carl E., Sr., 74, of Royalton, died Dec. 19. Born in 1923 in Norwich, he was the son of Charles and Orlena (Johnson) Swasey. He received his early education in Norwich and graduated from Hanover (N.H.) High School. He served in the Army during WWII. He had been employed as a mechanic by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, retiring in 1984. Survivors include five sons, Carl Jr. , Charles, Jerold, Jeffrey and Timothy; a daughter, Sister Susan Swasey; two brothers; two sisters; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. 

Foster, Charles E., 75, longtime resident of Vermont, died Dec. 23. Born in 1922 in Montclair, N.J., he was the son of John and Isabelle (Munoz) Foster Sr. He attended Montclair Academy and Dartmouth College and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He moved to Vermont in the early 1970s and operated an inn in Stowe. In 1983, he married Joan Nuceder. He had lived in Waterbury and settled in Warren. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kristy Foster; two sons, Mark and Gregg; a step-daughter, Tara Dawn Back; six grandchildren; a brother. 

Cameron, Helen A., 85, of Montpelier, died Dec. 19. Born in 1912 in Middlebury Center, Pa., she was the daughter of Charles and Charlotte (Cary) Metzgar. She was educated in Middlebury Center and Mountain Home (Pa.) schools and graduated from Stanford Hospital School of Nursing in Stanford, Conn. She served in the Army Nurse Corps during WWII. In 1946, she married Raymond Cary, who died in 1968. In 1970, she married George Cameron, who died in 1980. She had been a registered nurse and had operated the Lock City Oil Co. in Stanford, Conn. She came to Montpelier in 1982. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Toolan; a brother; a sister; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Eastman, Pearl E., 81, of Northfield, died Dec. 25. Born in 1918, she was the daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth (Machia) Harley. In 1932, she married Herbert W. Eastman, who died in 1982. She was a member of St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Northfield. Survivors include two daughters, Sylvia Chiquette and Vivian Cahill; a brother; two sisters; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

des Groseilliers, Albert E., 85, of Hardwick, died Dec. 26. Born in 1912 in Bedford, N.H., he was the son of Narcisse and Marie (Delaire) des Groseilliers. He was educated in Montreal, graduated from St. Paul's Academy and attended Loyola Prep School. He served in the Army during WWII. He married Helen P. White and moved to Hardwick in 1985. He had been employed as a line foreman by Granite state Electric of Lebanon, N.H., retiring in 1982. He was a communicant of St. Norbert's Church in Hardwick. Survivors include his wife; two sons, John and Michael; a sister; two grandchildren. 

Murphy, Freda Pratt, 91, of Barre, died Dec. 25. Born in 1906 in Middlesex, she was the daughter of Wayne and Abigail (Egan) Silloway. She received her education in Middlesex schools and attended Montpelier High School. In 1924, she married Wayne S. Pratt, who died in 1953. She was a homemaker and also worked at the Redding Plastic Co. in Montpelier. She retired in 1968. In 1977, she married Edgar Murphy, who died in 1983. Survivors include a daughter, Constance Doucette; two sons, Larence and Roderick Pratt; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Chase, Warren C., 84, formerly of Waterbury, died Dec. 1. He was born in 1913 in Cambridge. In 1938, he married Madeline Spaulding, who died in 1984. In 1985, he married Pauline Taplin. He worked in all phases of broadcast engineering and was chief engineer at WDEV radio station in Waterbury for 18 years. He was a member of the Waterbury Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jack, Gary and Jerry. 

Acker, Hannet S., 91, of Barre, died Dec. 23. Born in 1906 in Haddid-el-Jiba, Lebanon, she was the daughter of Joseph Shadroui and Marianna Jefferies (Jaffar). The family moved to Vermont when she was very young. She attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School and pursued a career in art at the Boston School of Fine Arts. In 1933, she married Judson Acker, they later divorced. She was a founder of the Paletteers and helped found the Barre Players. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a son, Christopher; a daughter, Phyllis Andrews; three brothers; two sisters; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Crawford, Alice C., 84, of Barre, died Dec. 21. Born in 1913 in Leeds, Quebec, she was the daughter of Samuel and Ellen (Crawford) Crawford. She attended schools in Leeds. In 1930, she moved to Barre. She was a caregiver for the elderly and worked as a waitress at the Blue Room, a diner on Depot Square. She was a member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sister, Florence Comolli and Dolly Newcombe; two nieces; two nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Libby, Brenda J., 55, of Waterbury Center, died Dec. 20. Born in 1942 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Keith and Colleen (Dow) Gibbs. She graduated from Waterbury High School and in 1960, married Myron J. Libby. She worked for National Life Insurance Co. and later was a teller at the Bank of Waterbury. She began working for the State of Vermont Health Department in 1996, retiring due to ill health. Survivors include her mother; her husband; a daughter, Lisa Cummings; four grandchildren; a sister; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Calcagni, Petra Amor, 84, of Barre, died Dec. 21. Born in 1913 in Santander, Spain, she was the daughter of Abilio and Louisa (Bedia) Amor. She moved to the United States in 1916 and received her early education in Barre, graduating from the Adult Education Program. In 1934, she married Angelo Calcagni, who died in 1968. She was employed at Granite City Creamery and later at Beaconway Fabrics, retiring in 1975. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Alice (Mrs. Stephen) Nichols; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers; four sisters; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Morris, Robert L., 83, formerly of Barre and more recently of Holiday, FL, died Dec. 20. He was born in Richwood, VA, and moved to Florida from Barre. He was a photographer and owned studios in Barre, Burlington and Colebrook, N.H. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Tarpon Springs, FL. Survivors include his wife, Madalyn; three sons, Pete, Rodney and Jay; a daughter, Donna Cohen; a brother; a sister; six grandchildren. 

Evans, Bertha M., 73, formerly of Groton and more recently of Burlington, died Dec. 28. Born in 1924 in Groton, she was the daughter of Ralph and Bessie (Morrill) Evans. She grew up in Groton and graduated from Groton High School and Burlington Business College. She retired from the business office of Magram's Department Store in Burlington and was a member of the First Methodist Church in Burlington. Survivors include three brothers, Ralph, Richard and Irvin; nieces and nephews. 

LeBarron, Madine A., 95, of Barre, died Dec. 29. Born in 1902 in East Montpelier, she was the daughter of James and Nancy (Findley) Rodgers. She attended schools in East Montpelier. In 1928, she married Truman LeBarron, who died in 1961. She provided in-home care for people in the central Vermont area. Survivors include a daughter, Rose Brouwer; two grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

French, Evangeline M., 77, of Berlin, died Dec. 31. Born in 1920 in Marshfield, she was the daughter of George and Emma (Boulris) Powers. She attended schools in Marshfield. In 1950, she married Clinton A. French, who died in 1992. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Glenn, Randall and Steven; a sister; a brother; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Mattoon, Alice A., 81, of Vershire, died Dec. 30. Born in 1916 in Cavendish, she was the daughter of Charles and Annie (Hart) Towle. She attended Vershire schools. In 1936, she married Floyd Mattoon Sr., who died in 1989. She had worked at Coburn's Store in West Fairlee and the Veneer Mill in Bradford. She was also a waitress at the Log Cabin Restaurant in Norwich, worked at the Chelsea Home for the Aged, was a cook at summer camps on Lake Fairlee and a nanny in Hanover, N.H. Survivors include two daughters, Geraldine Gendron and Ann Broadbent; two sons, Floyd Jr. and Carroll; a brother; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Goldfinger, Michael A., 49, of Montpelier, died Dec. 29. Born in 1948 in Silver Spring, MD, he was the son of Walter and Ethel Goldfinger. He moved to Vermont in 1968 and graduated from Goddard College. He worked as a cabinet maker and furniture designer and founded Union Woodworks and later Wall/Goldfinger. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Fein; a daughter, Becky; his mother; a brother; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Vivian, Evelyn (Nadeau), 73, of Montpelier, died Dec. 29. Born in 1924 in Websterville, she was the daughter of Alex and Winifred (McLaughlin) Nadeau. She graduated from Spaulding High School and from Sheldon Hairdressing Academy in Burlington. In 1948, she married Carl Vivian, who died in 1976. She operated Evelyn's Beauty Shop from her home for over 40 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Montpelier and of Rob Morris Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Dianne (Vivian) Trombley; two sons, Thomas and William; one sister; three brothers; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Moberg, Mary D., 75, of Graniteville and more recently of Northampton, Mass., died Dec. 28. Born in 1921 in Graniteville, she was the daughter of Donald and Stella (Morrison) MacAskill. She attended schools in South Barre and Williamstown and received training at the National Youth Administration in Barre. In 1944, she married David Moberg, who died in November, 1997. In early years she had worked in the hot lunch program in Williamstown and as a domestic worker in Barre and Williamstown. She was employed at a parachute factory in Connecticut during WWII. She also worked in a nursing home in Florence, Mass. Survivors include two daughters, Eileen K. Premo and Catherine Ebel; a son, Peter; seven grandchildren; four brothers; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Durkee, Dorothy P., 92, of Royalton and formerly of Sharon, died Dec. 27. Born in 1904 in Ryerson Township, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of Walter and Rosanna (Boadway) Judd. She attended schools in Ontario and moved to Sharon in 1927. She worked at Durkee Meat Market and Brooksie's Diner, both in Sharon, during the 50s and 60s. In 1931, she married Earl F. Durkee, who died in 1970. Survivors include a son, Mark; four daughters, Sylvia Walker, Ivy Tabor, Emma Rikert and Dorothy Moody; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Rikert, Dorothy N., 83, of Sharon, died Dec. 27. Born in 1914 in Ashville, N.C., she was the daughter of Cornelious and Laura (Williams) Moody. She attended schools in Ashville (N.C.) and graduated from Biltmore High School in Biltmore, N.C. She worked at Biltmore Press and in 1935, married Irving Rikert, who died in 1991. They operated farms in Sharon, Strafford and South Royalton. She was a member of the United Church Federated in South Royalton. Survivors include a son, Roy; three daughters, Shirley Robinson, Betty Reynolds and Barbara Mirando; a brother; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Badger, Iola Mae, 88, of Hardwick, died Dec. 26. Born in 1909 in Woodbury, she was the daughter of Francis Myron and Jessie (Cross) Ainsworth. She attended Hardwick public schools. In 1929, she married Gerald Badger Sr. She was employed as a domestic in the Hardwick area and later by the Hardwick Ware Knitters and the Hazen Union School lunch program. She attended the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include two sons, Gerald Jr. and Woodrow; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

White, Nida O., 92, formerly of Barre and more recently of Great Neck, N.Y., died Dec. 27. Born in 1905 in La Cavada, Spain, she was the daughter of Hilario and Petra (Garcia) Ortiz. Her family moved to Montpelier in 1907 and she later lived in Bethel and Northfield. She attended Northfield schools and graduated from Northfield High School. She also attended Goddard Seminary in Barre. In 1940, she married Ezra White, who died in 1960. She had worked at National Life Insurance Co. and later at Rexall Pharmacy in Barre. She was also a ward clerk at the Central Vermont Hospital. She was a member of the Barre Universalist Church. Survivors include a son, John; a daughter, Linda (Mrs. Donald) Smith; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. 

Meyer, Marianne B., 93, of Barre, died Dec. 26. Born in 1904 in Mainz, Germany, she was the daughter of Oscar and Paula Bach. She received the equivalent of a two-year college education in Germany. In 1937, she emigrated to the United States. She had lived in New York City until September of 1997, when she moved to Lincoln House. She had been a governess and companion to a family of German immigrants. Survivors include two sons, Gunther and Peter; a sister; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nephews. 

Inkel, Theobald, 77, formerly of Barre and more recently of Newport, died Dec. 26. Born in 1920 in Kings Croft, Quebec, he was the son of Leon and Marie Rose (Messier) Inkel. His family moved to Vermont when he was five years old. He attended St. Monica School and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1946, he married Hazel McLean. He had been employed by the L.D. Hutchins Insulation Co. in Barre. He worked at Don Grant Siding Co. in Newport, retiring in 1985. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church in Newport. Survivors include two sons, John and Bob; four daughters, Judy Nokes, Nancy Collins, Kathy Ayer and Karen Otterman; two brothers; two sisters; his companion, Carlita Pelkey; 20 grandchildren. 

Mears, Keith A., 30, of Rochester, died Dec. 27. Born in 1967 in Randolph, he was the son of Lawrence and Doris (Smith) Mears. He was educated in Rochester schools and Randolph Area Vocational Center. Survivors include his mother; three sisters, Anna Mears, Debbie Mears and Pamela Doyle; nieces and nephews. 

Aber, Mildred, 81, of Berlin, died Dec. 27. Born in 1916 in New York City, she was the daughter of Barney and Sarah (Stein) Cohen. She received her early education in New York City. She moved ton Enosburg in 1940 with her husband, Morris Aber. She was a member of Avavath Gerim Synagogue in Burlington. Survivors include a son, Marvin; a daughter, Diane Chugg; three grandchildren. 

Gould, Christopher M., 27, formerly of Montpelier, and more recently of Merritt Island, FL, died Dec. 24. Born in 1970 in Stanford, CA, he was the son of Jon and Laurel (Bailey) Gould. He graduated from U-32 High School and attended the University of Vermont. He graduated from Deree Pierce College in Athens, Greece, with a degree in computer science. He worked for Farrell Distributing in Montpelier and Burlington. He relocated to Florida, where he was a professor of computer sciences at Keiser College. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, John Vogels; his father and stepmother, Deanne; grandmothers, Jane Carey and Maxine Gould; grandfather, John Bailey; great-grandmother, Edith Carey; aunts and uncles.

Dodge, Olive, 85, of Worcester, died Jan. 8. Born in 1912 in Albany, she was the daughter of Frank and Ina (Hyde) Day. She attended schools in Albany and Hardwick and Spaulding High School. In 1929, she married Harry G. Dodge, who died in 1987. She was a licensed practical nurse at Putnam Rest Home and later did private duty nursing in Montpelier. Survivors include a daughter, Florence Lee; two sons, Richard and William; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister. 

Denton, Veronica F., 81, of Barre Town, died Jan. 5. Born in 1916 in Hartford, Conn., she was the daughter of Paul and Agnes (Toronek) Markert. She graduated from Commerce High School in Springfield, Mass. and later attended business college. In 1943, she married Harry F. Denton, who died in 1986. They had moved to Barre in 1981. Survivors include a daughter, Carol (Mrs. James) Richards; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; a sister; and two nephews. 

Good, Sister Aileen, 87, formerly of Barre, died Jan. 7. Born in 1910 in Barre, she was the daughter of Lackey J. and Nora (Murphy) Good. She received her early education in Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. She received her bachelor of science degree in home economics from Trinity College and continued her studies at St. Michael's College and the University of Vermont. She entered the Sisters of Mercy of Vermont and professed her vows in 1931. She taught at Cathedral Grammar School and Cathedral High School in Burlington, St. Monica School and Marian High School in Barre and later at Mount St. Mary's and Trinity College in Burlington. Survivors include her sisters in religion, Sisters of Mercy of Vermont; several nieces and nephews. 

Meyers, Hildred E., 86, of Montpelier, died Jan. 6. Born in 1911 in Berkshire, she was the daughter of Willard and Florence (Jacob) Proper. She graduated from Richford High School and later from Lyndon Normal School. She was predeceased by her first husband, Horace H. Duke and second husband, Albert Meyers. She taught elementary school in Calais and later taught music in Calais and Woodbury schools. She also worked as a supervisor for the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, retiring in 1976. She was a member of the East Calais Church. Survivors include a son, David Duke; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Fugazy, Al, 45, of Northfield, died Jan. 4. Born in 1952 in Teaneck, N.J., he was the son of Austin and Carmen (Padilla) Fugazy. He graduated from Dumont (N.J.) High School and in 1988, married Carol Bottino. He was a vice president and commercial real estate broker for Stahl Management and Associates in New York City and later was employed by Capital Chrysler Plymouth in Berlin. Survivors include his wife; his mother; two sons, Zakariah and Shane; two step-daughters, Tracy Willem and Jessica Willem; a half-brother; a stepbrother; a half-sister; aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Burke, Frances E., 80, of Berlin, died Jan. 8. Born in 1917 in Granville, she was the daughter of Fred Burke and Mabel (Cody) Burke. She was educated in Hancock and Granville schools. Her parents died when she was a child and she was raised by the Dean Wilson family of Hancock. Survivors include a son, Raymond F. Burke; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Erlene Perry; nieces and nephews. 

Smith, Barbara I., 58, formerly of Moretown and more recently of East Topsham, died Jan. 8. Born in 1939 in Moretown, she was the daughter of Clyde and Jessica (Bradley) Spooner. She received her early education in Williamstown and attended Spaulding High School. She worked at Sprague Electric Co. in Barre and as a private duty nurse for several area families. She later worked at the Orange East Senior Center in Bradford and recently volunteered there. She was active in New Hope United Methodist Church in Waits River and West Topsham. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Douglas and Daryl; three daughters, Donna Schauer, Diana Vallie and Doreen Smith; 13 grandchildren; her mother; three brothers; four sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Buck, Ruth L., 90, of Northfield, died Jan. 6. Born in 1907 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma (Sears) Abbott. She attended Northfield schools. In 1927, she married J. Bradley Buck, who died in 1970. She had been employed at the Nadon Knitting Mill in Northfield. Survivors include two sons, Donald and Charles; three sisters; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Berard, Yvonne A., 79, of Northfield, died Jan. 3. Born in 1918 in Graniteville, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary Ann Carbonneau. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School. She was a bookkeeper and accountant for various companies, including National Life Insurance Co., the State of Vermont and Barre Sign Co. Survivors include her husband, Rolland Henry Berard; two sons, Rolland and John; a granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Knapp, Dorothy B., 59, of Northfield, died Jan. 5. Born in 1938 in North Calais, she was the daughter of Pearly and Annie Mae (Shatney) Laird. She attended schools in Calais and East Corinth. In 1957, she married Harry Knapp, who died in 1977. She was a nurse's aide at Mayo Hospital and later at the Mayo Nursing Home, both in Northfield. She was also a private duty nurse. Survivors include two daughters, Diana (Mrs. David) Wright and Sandra Knapp; a stepdaughter, Cordeila Dixon; four brothers; a sister; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

LaRose, Donald B., 73, formerly of Moretown and more recently of McKenzie, Tenn., died Dec. 3, 1997. Born in 1924 in Moretown, he was the son of Howard and Irene (Lewis) LaRose. He attended schools in Moretown and served with the Army during WWII. He was most recently employed as a long distance tractor trailer driver. In 1942, he married Madeline Crowell, who is deceased. He later married Bonita Bean. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Michael, Ronald, Arnold and Rodney; three daughters, Audrey Benson, Ellalou LaRose and Teresa LaRose; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother; a stepbrother; two sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Nutter, Paul W., 83, formerly of Barre and more recently of Waldoboro, Maine, died Jan. 1. Born in Freedom, N.H., he was the son of Walter and Abby (Walker) Nutter. He was educated in Fryeburg and Parsonfield, Maine and graduated from Piper Free Academy in Parsonfield. He graduated from Gorham (Maine) State College. He began teaching industrial arts in Norridgewock, Maine and later taught in Rockland and Winslow, Maine and in Conway, N.H. He later was employed as an independent contractor. He came to Barre and taught at Spaulding High School, moved to Ohio and then to Rutland, returning to Barre in 1964 as the director of the vocational and adult education program at the Barre Vocational and Technical Center. He retired in 1979 and moved back to Maine. He maintained his membership at the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife, Edith (McLain) Nutter; two sons, Barry and Stephen; two daughters, Beverly Wolfer and Louise Cross; three sisters; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

LaBounty, Hazel T., 99, of Randolph, died Jan. 3. Born in 1898 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Albert and Mina (Albin) Tatro. She was educated in Randolph schools and graduated from Randolph High School. In 1920, she married Gordon LaBounty, who died in 1985. They owned and operated a dairy farm in Randolph. She was a member of the Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Kermit; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. 

Watson, Norman H., 69, of Barre Town, died Jan. 5. Born in 1928 in Barre, he was the son of Herbert and Marion (Howard) Watson. He attended North Barre School and South Barre School and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1951, he married Rina Gherardi. He was employed by the Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Barre. He had served in the Marines and was a member of the Barre Universalist Church. Survivors include his wife; his mother; two daughters, Kathie Louis and Karen Gendron; four grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Sayers, May I., 68, of Roxbury, died Jan. 6. Born in 1929 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Fred and Maude (Sorrel) Drinkwine. She attended schools in Roxbury. In 1949, she married Francis Sayers. Survivors include her husband; three brothers, Leroy, Richard and Donald; three sisters, Nira Douglas, Florence Fritgerale and Dorothy Morvan; several nieces and nephews. 

Fraser, Helen B., 66, of Barre, died Jan. 5. Born in 1931 in Rutland, she was the daughter of John and Hazel (Seward) Burke. She moved to Barre and attended St. Monica School, graduating from St. Michael's High School in Montpelier. She graduated from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Manchester, N.H. and was a nurse at Barre City Hospital. She also worked at Central Vermont Hospital and at Waterbury State Hospital. In 1953, she married Robert Fraser. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, John and Mark; two daughters, Mary Floyd and Ellen Query; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Smyth, Katherine K., 41, of Warren, died Jan. 6. Born in 1956 in Sharon, Conn., she was the daughter of John and Florence (Kendall) Fisher III. She was a graduate of the Berkshire School in Massachusetts. In 1979, she married Ward Smyth. She was an accomplished horsewoman and worked as a calligrapher from her own studio. She was a member of the ministering community of St. Dunstan's Church (Episcopal) in Waitsfield. Survivors include her husband; two children, Logan and Kate; her mother; her father; a sister; an aunt and uncle; many cousins. 

Palmer, Lois D., 90, formerly of Northfield, and more recently of Mayo Healthcare, died Jan. 3. Born in 1907 in Warren, she was the daughter of Wesley and Alice (Martin) Dana. In 1925, she married Clyde W. Palmer, who died in 1980. They had farmed in Riverton before moving to Northfield. She worked in area restaurants before establishing her own housekeeping business in Northfield. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn (Mrs. William) Murphy; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. 

Kellogg, Marguerite A., 100, of Montpelier, died Jan. 5. Born in 1897 in Stowe, she was the daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth (Atkins) Kellogg. She graduated from Montpelier High School and was employed at National Life Insurance Co., retiring in 1963. She was a member of Bethany United Church. Survivors include two cousins, Rebecca Toggerson and James Gibbs. 

Murray, Eve A., 84, formerly of Montpelier and more recently of Coventry, Conn., died Dec. 29. Born in 1913 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Frank and Marie (Therrien) Laundry. She was educated in Montpelier schools. She moved to Coventry in the mid-40s and was employed at The Coventry Dress Shoppe, retiring in 1973. Her husband, Burton Murray, predeceased her. Survivors include a son, Timothy; two daughters, Marilou Malone and Leslie Murray; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Fitzgerald, Ernestine, 74, of Wolcott, died Jan. 15. Born in 1923 in Morrisville, she was the daughter of Ned G. and Mildred (Arnold) Foss. She lived most of her life in Morrisville. She enjoyed cooking, crafts and art work. Survivors include two sons, Richard and Anthony; a brother; two sisters; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. 

Shepard, Raymond H., 76, of Stowe, died Jan. 14. Born in 1921 in Stowe, he was the son of Vernon and Delphia (Peck) Shepard. He graduated from Stowe High School and served with the Navy. He retired after a long career as a plumber and pipefitter. Survivors include two daughters, Lorna Wheeler and Amber Bryne; two stepsons, Gordon Magoon and Glen Magoon; seven grandchildren; three sisters. 

Goodrich, John E., 62, of Montpelier, died Jan. 13. Born in 1935 in Skowhegan, Maine, he was the son of Julian and Ruth (Iles) Goodrich. He attended Skowhegan High School, Gould Academy in Bethel (Maine) and Maine Maritime Academy. He also served in the Army. In 1962, he married Pauline Gagne. He was a systems dispatcher for Green Mountain Power Corp. and worked for several area merchants in Montpelier more recently. Survivors include his wife; two sons, J. Scott and Matthew; a sister; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Trask, Natalie C., 70, of Montpelier, died Jan. 8. Born in 1927 in Malden, Mass., she was the daughter of Dr. Ernest and Velma (Godfrey) Crossland. She was educated at Fryberg (Maine) Academy and Brimer & May Academy and graduated from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. In 1954, she married Winslow Tenny Trask. She taught school at Lincoln School in Barre, prior to retirement. She was a member of the Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Anne Trask and Mardie Trask; two grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews. 

McPhetres, Hadley A., 78, of Randolph Center, died Jan. 14. Born in 1920 in Brookfield, he was the son of Archie and Flora (Stoddard) McPhetres. He was educated in South Randolph schools and Kelsey Mountain School in Tunbridge. He graduated from South Royalton High School and from the Vermont State School of Agriculture in Randolph Center. He served with the Army Air Corps Signal Corps during WWII. In 1948, he married Marian Adams, who died in 1994. He was a farmer in Randolph Center and also postmaster in Randolph, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Randolph Center Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Marc; three daughters, Betsy Stratton, Bonnie Allen and Beryl McPhetres; 10 grandchildren. 

Batchelder, Ernest E., 63, of Barre Town, died Jan. 15. Born in 1935 in Barre Town, he was the son of Eddie and Mertie (Payne) Batchelder. He attended Trow Hill School and Spaulding High School. He served in the Air Force, stationed in Germany. He was employed by the former Barre Daily Times and later at the Times Argus as circulation manager. He then worked for Booth Bros. Dairy, retiring in 1996. In 1955, he married Marlene Corriveau. He was a member of the Maranatha Christian Church in Williston. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Cynthia Thompson; two grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Davis, Mabel G., 84, formerly of Northfield and more recently of Berlin Heath and Rehab. Center, died Jan. 10. Born in in 1913 in Moretown, she was the daughter of George and Julia (DeLary) Berno. She attended Moretown schools and in 1932, married Edward L. Davis. Mr. Davis died in 1980. She worked at the Clothespin factory in Montpelier, Northfield Wood Products and Vermont Hoisery, both in Northfield. She retired in the mid-60s. Survivors include two sons, Richard and Donald; a daughter, Beatrice Young; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Johnson, Joanne S., 68, of Montpelier, died Jan. 11. Born in 1929 in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of Donald and Anne (van Baun) Saterthwait. She attended the University of Delaware, received nurse's training at Memorial Hospital and became a registered nurse. In 1954, she married Douglas R. Johnson. She was a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, Boston City Hospital, Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago and the Episcopal Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Montpelier. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Debora and Donna; a son, Daniel; two grandchildren. 

Keyes, Arthur E., 81, of Brookfield, died Jan. 12. Born in 1916 in Brookfield, he was the son of Fred and Mildred (Cutler) Keyes. He was educated in Brookfield schools and served in the Army during WWII. He worked for the town of Brookfield Highway Department, retiring in 1982. After retirement he worked in the maintenance department at Norwich University. Survivors include a sister, Eva (Mrs. Cecil) Thompson; nieces and nephews. 

Jewett, Arlene A., 68, of Williamstown, died Jan. 12. Born in 1929 in Brookfield, she was the daughter of Sidney and Amy (Abbey) Allen. She attended Brookfield School. In 1950, she married Robert Pierce. In 1988, she married Philip Jewett. She was a nurse's aide at the Mayo Hospital in Northfield, Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre, St. Jude Nursing Home in South Barre and McFarland House in Barre. She retired due to ill health. Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Jean Adams, Roberta Gagne, Patricia Shedd-Maher, Sandra Morris and Sue Busby; a son, Michael; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Hill, Edward J., 43, of Greensboro, died Jan. 9. Born in 1954 in St. Johnsbury, he was the son of Edward H. and Jane (Sinnott) Hill. He attended public schools in Greensboro. He worked for many years with his father on the family farm and also on sugaring operations and haying. He enjoyed outdoor sports and snowplowing. Survivors include his father of Greensboro; his mother of Hardwick; a daughter, Christine Bellavance; a stepson, Dale Hall; a brother; four sisters; an uncle; several nieces and nephews. 

Clark, Edwin, 75, formerly of Washington and more recently of Strafford, died Jan. 10. Born in 1922 in Washington, he was the son of Claude E. and Nellie (Cook) Clark. He attended the Washington School and served in the Army during WWII. He was a self-employed logger and later worked for Stoddard Lumber in Stockbridge. He also worked at Strafford Copper Mines, Eastern Magnesium Talc Co. and S.T. Griswold Construction Co., retiring in 1970. In 1942, he married Frances N. Wood. They had lived in Sharon before moving to Strafford. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Karl and Douglas; four daughters, Patricia Hammond, Beverly Moses, Diane Clark and Sherrie Benard; three brothers; two sisters; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Porter, Ida M., 79, of Barre, died Jan. 9. Born in 1918 in Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Joseph and Alphonsine (Derosher) Boutin. Her husband, Vernon M. Porter, died in 1965. She moved to Barre 15 years ago. Survivors include three sons, Bruce, Dale and Dean; two daughters, Eleanor Spaulding and Karen Perry; a brother; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

Miner, Audrey J., 91, of Berlin, died Jan. 13. Born in 1906 in Swanton, she was the daughter of Henri and Mary (Greeno) Brusoe. She graduated from St. Ann's Academy in Swanton. Her husband, John Henry Miner, predeceased her. She was a communicant of Holy Angels Church. Survivors include a son, Robert; a granddaughter, Melissa Ann Miner. 

Davis, Kyle C., infant son of Beth Ann and Blake Hutchins-Davis of Barre Town, died shortly after birth. Besides his parents, he is survived by maternal grandmother, Nancy Hutchins; maternal grandfather, Richard Hutchins; maternal great-grandmothers, Ada Peterson and Catherine Hutchins; paternal grandparents, Carlton and Pamela Davis; paternal great-grandparents, Ellsworth and Katherine Barnes; uncles, aunts and cousins. Sharpe, Clarence A., 91, of Bethel, died Jan. 11. Born in 1906 in Bethel, he was the son of John and Florence (Soper) Sharpe. He was educated in Bethel schools. He farmed in the Locus Creek area of Bethel, retiring in the early 1960s. There are no survivors.


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