Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1998

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Blanchard, Neal D., 103, formerly of Barre and more recently of Lynn, Mass., died Dec. 12. Born in Barre, he was the son of Larenzo and Nellie (Gale) Blanchard. He graduated from Spaulding High School, attended Goddard Seminary and later graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in Iowa. He was employed as a mail carrier in Barre Town as a young man and was a veteran of WWI. He owned and operated Blanchard Chiropractic in South Hampton, N.H., retiring in 1986. His first wife, Ruth Barber, died in the early 40s. His second wife, Mildred Coffin, also predeceased him. Survivors include a daughter, Galene Hovey; a granddaughter; a grandson; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Celler, Julian M., 86, of Montpelier, died Jan. 20. Born in 1911 in New York City, he was the son of Samuel and Bertha (Mae) Celler. He graduated from high school in New York City and attended New York University. In 1935, he married Helen Appel, who died in 1988. They moved to Montpelier in 1985. He had been a wine and liquor merchant and wine consultant in Queens, N.Y., for many years. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Johnson and Dorothy Weiss; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

O'Meara, Laurence Jr., 75, of East Orange, died Jan. 19. Born in 1922 in Bolton, he was the son of Laurence and Lettie (Tomlinson) O'Meara. He received his early education in West Topsham and graduated from Bradford Academy. He had been a milk hauler and for the past 10 years, was a vending foreman for the Coca-Cola company. He was a selectman in Orange and a member of Tri-Village Fire Department. Survivors include a son, Bruce; two daughters, Bonnie O'Meara and Marie O'Meara; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers; his companion, Pearl Modica; many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Meacham, Edward A., Sr., 49, of Montpelier, died Jan. 16. Born in 1948 in West Addison, he was the son of Frank and Ruth (Dickerson) Meacham. He attended school in Addison. He was employed in the construction field. Survivors include his wife, Diane (Pelkey) Meacham; two daughters, Melissa and Michelle; two sons, Michael and Edward; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two sisters. 

Farrell, Francis H., 68, of Bethel, died Jan. 22. Born in Waltham, Mass., he was the son of Frank and Nathalie (Miller) Farrell. He was educated in Lowell, Mass. and South Royalton schools. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Navy and retiring in 1966. Following retirement from the military, he worked at G.W. Plastics in Bethel, White River Junction Post Office and more recently at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center. He retired in 1991. 

Mosher, Collin D., 47, of Barre Town, died Jan. 10. Born in 1951 in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of Walter Deane and Thelma (Wheeler) Mosher. He graduated from Suffield Academy in Connecticut and later earned a teaching degree. He served in the Navy. He taught in West Springfield, Mass., before moving to Barre in 1994. He worked as a substitute teacher in Barre, Berlin and U-32 school districts. Survivors include his mother. 

Guyette, Eva M., 80, of Barre, died Jan. 21. Born in 1917 in Granville, she was the daughter of Cassious and Louise (DuPaul) Bostwick. She attended schools in Warren. She had worked at Rock of Ages Capacitor plant and Whalen's Drug Store in Barre and was a nurses' aide at McFarland House and Woodridge Nursing Home. In 1932, she married Wesley Guyete Sr., who died in 1974. She was a member of the Church of Good Shepherd (Episcopal). Survivors include a son, Wesley Guyette Jr.; a grandson; nieces and nephews. 

Camp, Madeleine, 54, of Barre, died Jan. 19. Born in 1943 in Barre, she was the daughter of Harry and Addie (Gouchey) Searles. She attended schools in Cabot. In 1960, she married James LaPan, who died in 1997. In 1974 she married Newton Camp. Survivors include two sons, Harry and Alan; two daughters, Sally and Nancy; nine grandchildren; several brothers and sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Fox, Medora M., 83, of Barre Town, died Jan. 18. Born in 1914 in Pittsburg, N.H., she was the daughter of George and Cecelia (Parent) McLaughlin. She attended Barre Elementary School and Goddard Seminary. Her husband, Kenneth L. Fox, predeceased her. She was employed at Rock of Ages Capacitor plant in Barre and was a nurses' assistant at Zanleoni Nursing Home and the Gary Home. She also did private care. She entered the ministry of the Church of God of Prophecy and was pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy in Middlesex. Survivors include a son, George; a daughter, Pamela Malone; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters; a brother; nieces and nephews 

Masi, Rita A., 72, of Berlin, died Jan. 15. Born in 1925 in East Hampton, Mass., she was the daughter of Joseph and Eliza (LaValley) Noury. She attended school in Barre. She and her husband, Emir "Dave" Masi, operated Barre's City Cab and Green Cab companies and Dave's Snack Bar. She was also a foster mother. Survivors include her husband; three sons, David, Gary, John; two daughters, Bernadette Pospisil and Anne-Marie Masi; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; four sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Austin, Paul E., 78, of Waterbury, died Jan. 18. Born in 1919 in Burlington, he was the son of Herbert and Mary (Mullin) Austin. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Burlington. In 1955, he married Bernice Houston. He had worked at the Vermont State Hospital and later as a clerk at Crossroads Beverage in Waterbury and at Martin's Foods in Burlington. He was a member of St. Andrew's Church in Waterbury. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, penny Watson and Lorna Letourneau; a son, Anthony; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Davison, Mildred E., 85, of Upper Websterville, died Jan. 16. Born in 1912 in Calais, she was the daughter of Vern and Minnie (Sprague) Wheeler. She attended schools in Calais. In 1940, she married Kenneth Davison. She worked as a housekeeper and waitress and cook. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Berlin. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Gary, Carlton and Ronnie; three daughters, Gwendolyn Griggs, Faye Chauvin and Sandy MacAulay; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Tibbits, Charles L., 40, formerly of Montpelier and more recently of Morrisville, died Jan. 19. Born in 1957 in Montpelier, he was the son of Ralph and Lillian (Bordeaux) Tibbitts. He graduated from Peoples Academy and worked in the family business, Andrews Brothers Movers. In 1994, he married Kelley Spaulding. Survivors include his wife; his parents; a son, Justin; a stepson, Joshua; three sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Andersen, Delia M., 83, of Barre, died Jan. 17. Born in 1914 in Barre, she was the daughter of Eli and Nettie (Muzzy) Bertrand. She attended Barre schools. In 1936, she married Harold E. Andersen, who died in 1985. She was employed at Rock of Ages Capacitor plant in Barre and later as a sales clerk at Fishman's Store and the Red Cross Pharmacy. Survivors include a son, Ronald; four grandsons; four great-grandchildren. 

Eastman, Lettie H., 93, formerly of Barre, and more recently of Rutland, died Jan. 22. Born in 1904 in Hyde Park, she was the daughter of Leslie and Algie (Place) Minor. She lived in Barre before moving to the Poultney area. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Caroline Eastman; a sister, Bertha Dexter; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. 

Hannah, Patrick E., 33, of Randolph, died Jan. 21. Born in 1964 in Randolph, he was the son of Philip and Shirley (Coburn) Hannah. He was educated in Randolph and graduated from the Diversified Occupation Program at Randolph High School. Survivors include his parents; maternal grandfather, Elwin Coburn; paternal grandmother, Ruth Hannah; two brothers, Michael and Daniel; a sister, Heather Magoon; two nieces. 

Bujaucius, Felma D., 64, of Manchester, died Jan. 10. Born in 1933 in Manchester, she was the daughter of Arthur and Chloe (Taylor) Jones. She married Frank Bujaucius. She was a member of the former Tolland V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Frances Brough; Joyce Bujaucius and Merryann Duprey; one son, Frank J. Bujaucius; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

Vivian, Evelyn N., 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 later from Sheldon Hairdressing Academy in Burlington. She operated Evelyn's Beauty Shop in her home, retiring in 1994. In 1948, she married Carl Vivian, who died in 1976. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Dianne Trombley; two sons, Thomas and William; seven grandchildren; a sister; three brothers; nieces and nephews.

Hellman, Helen P., 90, of Waitsfield, died Jan. 28. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn. in 1907 and attended schools in Nichols, Conn. In 1929, she married Bert Hellman. She was a homemaker and was active in the Warren United Church. Survivors include her husband; a son, Robert Sr.; a daughter, Shirley DeHond; two grandsons; two great-granddaughters; three sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Carr, Eleanor M., 90, of South Royalton, died Jan. 28. Born in 1907 in Lakeview, Ohio, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Spencer) Morris. She graduated from high school in Bellefontaine, Ohio and from Ohio State University School of Social Work. In 1929, she married Charles Carr, who died in 1990. She was a budget secretary and statistician for the Springfield Community Chest and Council of Social Agency. They moved to Royalton following retirement in 1972. She was a member of the United Church of South Royalton. Survivors include a foster son, Anthony Adams; a foster daughter, Margit Kohl; five foster grandchildren; two foster great-granddaughters. 

Brown, Alexander Jr., 83, of Barre, died Jan. 27. Born in 1914 in Canada, he was the son of Alexander and Ina (Angus) Brown. He served in the Army during WWII. His wife, Doris Lafebvre, died in 1996. He worked for New England Telephone Co., retiring in 1982. Survivors include a son, Terry Boyer; a daughter, Leslie McBride; four grandchildren. 

Clark, Robert A., 54, of North Montpelier, died Jan. 23. Born in 1943 in Holyoke, Mass., he was the son of Robert and Lorraine (Shepard) Clark. He attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He graduated from Woodbury Associates Paralegal training program and was employed by the State of Vermont in the defender general's office. He was also a master plumber and electrician, working for Barre Housing and Bombardier Corp. He retired in 1997 due to illness. He was a member of the Army Reserve and St. Monica Parish. He was married to Shaa Benedini and later to Lora Staples. Nancy Bergeron had been his caregiver since his illness. Survivors include his mother; two sons, Kino and Shem Clark; a brother, Douglas; a nephew; three nieces; aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Dumville, Robert Whitney, 81, of Royalton, died Jan. 29. Born in 1916 in Paterson, N.J., he was the son of T. Dewitt and Ruth (Webster) Dumville. He attended schools in Ridgewood, N.J. and graduated from high school there and from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. He purchased a farm in Royalton, operating it until he retired in 1969. He then worked for the University of Vermont Extension Service and was an assistant professor at the College of Agriculture. In 1941, he married Elizabeth Pike, who died in 1946. In 1947, he married Helen Phipard. He was a member of the United Church of Royalton. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Thomas, John and C. Stuart; two daughters, Catherine Romeo and Nancy Hatch; a brother; six grandchildren; a niece and a nephews. 

Theriault, Iride, 88, of Williamstown, died Jan. 29. Born in 1909 in Barre, she was the daughter of Louis and Emelia (Monte) Lizzari. She was educated in Barre Graded School and Spaulding High School. She worked at Nellie's and Joes on Elm Street in Barre. In 1933, she married Alfred Theriault, who died in 1994. Survivors include a daughter, Christina Bresett; a son, Louis; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Gallas, George H., 78, of Barre, died Jan. 29. Born in 1919 in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of Michael and Elsie (Blesecker) Gallas. He graduated from Spaulding High School. He served in the Army during WWII. In 1946, he married Aracella Cano. He worked for Brusa Brothers Granite Co., retiring in 1975. Survivors include his wife; a son, Michael; two grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Grearson, Jennifer L., 41, of Barre Town, died Jan. 28. Born in 1956 in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of William and Janet (Osgood) Lyons. She graduated from Middlebury Union High School and attended the University of Vermont and Vermont College. She worked in human services and was a home visitor for the Head Start Program in central Vermont. In 1982, she married John Grearson. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include her husband; a son, Geoffrey; a daughter, Anna Grearson; her father; her mother; three brothers; a sister; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Severance, Walter J., 69, of Berlin, died Jan. 29. Born in 1928 in Pittsfield, he was the son of Walter and Cora (Severance) Severance. He was educated in Pittsfield and Bethel schools. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. In 1952, he married Bertha Rose Rand. He was employed as a lathe operator at Fyles and Rice Mill in Bethel and at Branchwood in Randolph. He also worked for the town of Sherburne and owned and operated farms in Williamstown and Berlin. He was road commissioner in Pittsfield. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Bruce, John, Steven and Larry; two daughters, Wilma Shatney and Peggy Lewis; 10 grandchildren; a brother; a sister. 

Northrup, Paul A., 80, formerly of Bethel and more recently of Claremont, N.H., died Jan. 28. Born in 1918 in Bethel, he was the son of Forrest and Annabelle (Busch) Northrup. He was educated in Bethel schools. He was a carpenter employed by several contractors in central Vermont. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII. In 1946, he married June Jarvis. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Albert, Thomas, Richard and Robert; a brother; a sister; eight grandchildren. 

Pierce, Elvira R., 73, of Barre, died Jan. 26. Born in 1924 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Alberto and Giuseppina (Rossi) Rusconi. She attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1947, she married Lawrence Pierce. She was a telephone operator for New England T&T in Barre and then was a bookkeeper and secretary in the Barre office of Keystone Management Services of King of Prussia, PA. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal). Survivors include her husband; a brother, Ernest Rusconi; a niece and a nephew. 

Carr, Robert R., 87, of Montpelier, died Jan. 23. Born in 1910 in Montpelier, he was the son of Louis and Rose Carr. He was educated in Montpelier schools. He and his father established L. Carr and Sons in Montpelier, a metals business. He also established a second firm, Capital Steel and Supply Co. Inc. He retired in 1983. He was a member of Beth Jacob Synagogue in Montpelier and Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. He was married to Ray Sherback in 1965. She died in 1997. Survivors include his first wife, Ann Corriveau; a daughter, Carol Carr; a son, Allan; stepchildren, Harvey, Linda and Julianne Sherback; seven grandchildren. 

Norkeveck, Bruce G., 46, of South Barre, died Jan. 24. Born in 1951 in Winchester, Mass., he was the son of Leonard and Thelma (Lannin) Norkeveck. He attended schools in Barre and Barre Town and graduated from Spaulding High School. He also graduated from DeVry Institute and became a licensed technician. He worked with his father at Barre TV Sales and Service, operating the company after his father died in 1988. He was more recently employed at Grandpa's Wireless Cable Co. in Rutland. In 1974, he married Leora Ross. He was a volunteer fireman with Barre Town Fire Department and a member of the Barre Town police force. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include his former wife; his son, Erik Norkeveck; three brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Bailey, Sprague W., 82, of Woodbury, died Jan. 25. Born in 1916 in Woodbury, he was the son of Henry and Lillian (Sprague) Bailey. He graduated from Woodbury High School and served in the Army during WWII. In 1946, he married Pauline Anita Trescott, who died in 1986. In 1988, he married Rachel Houston Henderson. He had owned and operated a furnace business and more recently worked as custodian and buildings manager for the State of Vermont, retiring in the mid-1980s. He was a member of Woodbury Center Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Judith Gilman and Deanna McFarland; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a brother; a sister; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

McFarlane, Bessie M., formerly of Chelsea and more recently of Florida, died Dec. 3. She and her husband, Kenneth O. McFarlane, lived in Chelsea until 1980. She retired as a secretary from the Department of Agriculture and moved to Florida. Survivors include her husband; one son, Kenneth Jr.; one daughter, Brenda Sendner; three brothers; four grandchildren. 

Gagne, Gerard L., 75, of Berlin, died Jan. 31. Born in 1922 in Bromtomville, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of Emile and Augustine (Pinard) Gagne. He attended schools in Berlin. He served with the Army during WWII. In 1947, he married Mary Preston. In 1974, he married DeLana Gutierrez. He was employed at St. Michael's School and St. Augustine Church and retired from Redding Plastic Co. in 1984. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Nicholas, Clinton and Adrian; three daughters, Valarie Emmons, Vanessa Dionne and Donna Johnson; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Murray, Justin R., 18, of Waterbury, died Jan. 30. Born in 1979 in Berlin, he was the son of Dr. Robert and Carline (Ainsworth) Murray. He was a graduate of Harwood Union High School and a freshman at University of Vermont, majoring in electrical engineering and physics. He had been a member of the high school and Waterbury Community bands and was a member of the Waterbury Congregational Church and it Youth Group. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Danielle Murray; a brother, Robert Murray; paternal grandmother; maternal grandmother; many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Dailey, W. Clyde, 86, of North Calais, died Feb. 2. Born in 1911 in Calais, he was the son of Alfred Clyde and Elizabeth (Wells) Dailey. He graduated from Montpelier Seminary and Bentley School of Accounting in Waltham, Mass. He established the Bryant-Dailey Corp. with Norman Bryant in 1945. He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and had been an auditor for the town of Calais. Survivors include cousins. 

Arguin, Faith L., infant daughter of John and Cristie (Fadden) Arguin, died at birth on Feb. 5. Survivors include her parents; paternal grandparents, Amedee and Luisette Arguin; paternal great-grandmother, Lucia Arguin; maternal grandparents, Maxwell and Joan Fadden; uncles, aunts and cousins. 

Rousse, Philip M., 77, formerly of Graniteville and more recently of Windsor, died Feb. 2. Born in 1920 in Graniteville, he was the son of Arthur and Marie (Letourneau) Rousse. He graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Army during WWII. In 1946, he married Isabelle Pando. He was employed at Barre Electric Co. before joining Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Windsor in 1951. He retired in 1982. He was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Nancy Dillon and Raina Maynard; three grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Rossa, Betty Lynn, 76, formerly of Montpelier, died Feb. 2. Born in 1925 in Alabama, she was the daughter of Luther and Eula Wilson. She graduated from Goddard College and received a doctorate degree in psychological anthropology in England. She was married to Andrew L. Rossa. She was employed by the Community Action Council. Survivors include her husband; a son, Raymond; a daughter, Wanda Smith; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; a sister; and nephews. 

Broughton, Emily, 71, of Barre City, died Jan. 30. Born in 1926 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Irving and Mary (Corey) Hopkins. She attended schools in Montpelier. She was a sales clerk at Harry's Discount and the Woolworths and later at Rich's Department, retiring in 1988. In 1945, she married Harry E. Broughton, who died in 1976. She was a member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley (Mrs. Dana) Morrissette and Bonnie Broughton; two sons, Darrell and Kenneth; one grandson; a brother; three sisters. 

Bettis, Roy W., Jr., 73, of Moretown, died Feb. 3. Born in 1924 in Barre, he was the son of Roy and Mabel (Porter) Bettis. He attended schools in Worcester. In 1944, he married Lorraine Lovely. He was employed at the First National grocery store and later founded Bettis Used Cars in Middlesex, operating it until retirement in 1979. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sandra Fleury; three sons, Wesley, Ronald and Wayne; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; a half-brother; nieces and nephews. 

Perkins, Christina L., 73, formerly of Graniteville, died Feb. 4. Born in 1924 in Graniteville, she was the daughter of Murdo and Minnie (Kittredge) Murray. She attended Spaulding High School and graduated from Windsor High School. In 1942, she married Ellsworth Harley Perkins, who died in 1989. She was a cook at the Windsor House, the Windsor Diner and William Tally House Restaurant. She retired in 1990. Survivors include two sons, Clyde and Thomas; two sisters; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Bolio, Allen G., 83, of Montpelier, died Jan. 30. Born in 1914 in Worcester, he was the son of Medos and Agnes (Burno) Bolio. He attended Worcester schools. In 1936, he married Jeanne Cecil Malanson, who died in 1991. He retired from Everlasting Memorial Co. in Montpelier in 1975. He also managed the England Farm in Montpelier. He was a member of St. Augustine Parish in Montpelier. Survivors include a son, John; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. 

Farnham, Philip Jr., 73, of Chelsea, died Jan. 29. Born in 1924 in Tunbridge, he was the son of Phillip and Phyllis (Davis) Farnham. He received his early education in Tunbridge and graduated from South Royalton High School. He served with the Navy during WWII. He worked at Farnham Brothers Roofers in Tunbridge, for the Barre Trust Co. and Coca Cola Bottling Co., for Forney Arc Welders and retired from employment at Vermont Technical College in 1986. He also owned and operated Beacon Hill Crafts in Chelsea, with his wife Jean M. Hatch, whom he married in 1948. Survivors include his wife; his mother; two daughters, Sandra F. Van Orman and Lori L. Pinard; a brother; two sisters; a grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Miller, Helen F., 85, of Waitsfield, died Feb. 2. Born in 1912 in Hartford, Conn., she was the daughter of Lawrence and Mary (Lenart) Stokier. She graduated from high school in Hartford. In 1933, she married Clifton R. Miller, who died in 1966. She was a homemaker and parent. Following her husband's death, she worked at the Alpen Inn in Waitsfield and retired in 1977 from Stanley Tools in Shaftsbury. Survivors include five daughters, Arline Hughes, Marianne Moore, Marietta Caladim, Helene Fleury and Evelyn Crogan; four sons, Ralph, Clifton, Abraham and Raymond; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Mercier, Adrienne E., 85, of Hardwick, died Feb. 5. Born in 1912 in St. Camille, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Odilon and Anna Tanguay) LeCours. In 1941, she married Paul Mercier, who died in 1987. She spent her life raising her children and on the family farm. She was a communicant of St. Norbert's Church. Survivors include three sons, Laurence, Arthur and Philip; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Corey, Anthony, 70, of Barre, died Feb. 3. Born in 1927 in Barre, he was the son of Nash and Eva (John) Corey. He attended St. Monica School and was a graduate of Spaulding High School. He also graduated from Greers Trade School in Chicago, Ill. He served with the Marines. He was co-owner of Induni's Esso Service Station and worked in the granite industry, retiring in 1989. In 1955, he married Joanne E. Stanley. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Stephen and Thomas; two daughters, Susan Corey and Cheryl Collins; four grandchildren; a sister; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Morvan, George C., 86, of Northfield, died Feb. 4. Born in 1911 in Ovid, N.Y., he was the son of Raymond and Martha (Yates) Morvan. He attended schools in Long Island, N.Y. In 1933, he married Dorothy Drinkwine. He worked for George Campbell Painting Co. in Flushing, N.Y., retiring in the mid-70s and moving to Northfield. While living in Northfield, he owned and operated a sawmill and worked at the Red Kettle, a local restaurant. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Huntington, N.Y. Survivors include his wife; two sons, George Jr. and Raymond; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Bernasconi, Liana E., 82, of Montpelier, died Feb. 5. Born in 1915 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Peter and Enrica (Butti) Bernasconi. She graduated from Montpelier High School. She was a secretary at the Allen Lumber Co. She was a member of the St. Augustine Church. Survivors include three cousins, Louis Butti, Josephine Cornachio and Lena Sheridan. 

Gilbert, Eustache, 89, of Williamstown, died Feb. 4. Born in 1908 in Graniteville, he was the son of Jean and Lucie (Morelle) Gilbert. He graduated from Williamstown High School and served in the Army during WWII. He and his brothers owned and operated a dairy farm, from which he retired. He was a member of St. Edward's Church in Williamstown. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Henriette Gilbert and Beryl Gilbert; nieces and nephews. 

English, R. Katherine, 88, of Barre, died Feb. 3. Born in 1909 in Portland, Maine, she was the daughter of George and Clara (Palmer) Davis. She graduated from Deering High School in Portland. In 1936, she married Arthur L. English, who died in 1975. They had lived in N.Y., Mass., N.H. and Florida. She moved to her daughter's home in Montpelier in 1993. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Antrim and the First Congregational Church in Keene, N.H. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Diamond; two sons, Donald and Richard; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

McNally, Floyd Sr., 86, of Barre, died Feb. 12. Born in 1912 in Cambridge, he was the son of Frederick and Ada (Kusic) McNally. He attended schools in Cambridge. In 1935, he married Sarah Cartland and they moved to Upper Graniteville and then to Barre. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was a quarryman for the Rock of Ages Corp., retiring due to an injury. He then worked in maintenance at Spaulding High School and at the Ayers Street School. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Floyd Jr. and Richard; two daughters, Frances Williams and Donna McNally; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother; three sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Levadie, Grace, 89, of Barre, died Feb. 9. Born in 1909 in Lancaster County, S.C., she was the daughter of Louis Robert and Louis (Dunlop) Rollings. In 1948, she married Benjamin Levadie, who died in 1995. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Winthrop University and a masters from Duke University, followed by post graduate study overseas. She taught at Columbia College in South Carolina and at Westminster College in Utah. She taught at Montpelier and Spaulding high schools. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Barre. Survivors include a son, David. 

Walbridge, Karl G., 38, died Feb. 10. Born in 1959 in Montpelier, he was the son of Leroy and Regina (Cheever) Walbridge. He attended St. Michael's Grade School and graduated from Montpelier High School. He was a well-known mechanic in the Barre and Montpelier area and owned Roadside Repair in Montpelier and Berlin. He also served with the Vermont National Guard. He had been married to Kathy Ripley. He is survived by his former wife; his parents; his children, Troy Ripley Walbridge, Jennifer Ripley Walbridge and Jamie Ripley Walbridge; a grandson; three sisters; five brothers; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Holden, Marjorie L., 71, of Barre, died Feb. 9. Born in 1926 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Frank and May (Forbes) Hayden. She attended public schools in Montpelier. In 1955, she married Walter Holden, who died in 1984. Survivors include three sisters, Mildred Kenyon, Elizabeth Rose and Edith Tewksbury; two brothers; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Kelley, James W., 77, of South Barre, died Feb. 12. Born in 1920 in Barre, he was the son of Walden and Bessie (LaFlower) Kelley. He attended Barre schools. He served with the Army during WWII. He was employed at Farnham's and Lyons Pontiac garages as a mechanic and later became a truck driver for Dixie Bobbin Co., retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. Monica Church. In 1948, he married Bernice Bellville, who died in 1992. Survivors include three daughters, Louise (Mrs. David) Macomber, Margaret (Mrs. Charles) Parton and Bessie Foster; four sons, James Jr., Michael, Lawrence and Walden; 28 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Gross, Effie M., 98, of Orange, died Feb. 11. Born in 1899 in Glen Sutton, Quebec, she was the daughter of Homer and Sarah (Gladden) Clark. She attended schools in Corinth and in North Hyde Park. She completed one year of nurse's training at the former New England Sanatorium in Stoneham, Mass. In 1924, she married Vaughn Gross, who died in 1991. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Berlin. Survivors include four daughters, Oleta (Mrs. Ervin) Gloor; Arlene (Mrs. Anthony) Marasca, Elizabeth Thurston and Patricia (Mrs. Gerard) Duplouy; one son, Richard; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Burke, Stanton L., 75, of South Barre, died Feb. 13. Born in 1922 in Barre, he was the son of Jerry and Eva (Rathburn) Burke. He received his education in Barre City schools and attended high school in Lisbon, N.H. He was a stonecutter at Hoyt & Milne Granite Co., and later at Colombo Granite Co. He then worked IBM in Essex Jct., retiring in 1986. He served with the Army. In 1943, he married Phyllis Coxon. He was a member of the Graniteville Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Thomas; a daughter, Susan Brewster; four grandchildren; one great-grandson. 

Messier, Lauriana M., 87, of Montpelier, died Feb. 8. Born in 1910 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Alexander and Alouisia (Berube) Hebert. She attended St. Michael's School. In 1934, she married Henry messier, who died in 1994. She was employed as a clerk at Mitchell's Department Store and Gray's Department Store, both in Montpelier. She was a member of St. Augustine Parish. Survivors include five sisters, Diane Hebert, Alouise Matley, Madeline Melgard, Noella Wesley and Laura Cecchini; several nieces and nephews. 

VanSleet, Verna Louise, 49, formerly of Montpelier, died Feb. 12. Born in 1948 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Raymond and Rose (Woodward) Austin. She attended school in Montpelier, graduating from Montpelier High School. She worked for National Life Insurance Company. In 1970, she married John VanSleet Jr. She had owned and operated Raccoon Daycare and was a member of the Milton Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Nancy (Mrs. Scott) Rochefort; one son, Paul; three grandchildren; her mother; several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Coshatt, Houston H., 78, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 2. He was born in 1919 in Shelby County, AL. He had owned and operated a video business in East Montpelier, retiring in 1993. Survivors include his wife, Frances Elizabeth (Middleton) Coshatt; five daughters, Rev. Jimmie Hunsinger, Marie Evans, Lynn Medeiros, Judy Anderson and Kay Hahn; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister; one brother. 

Scheer, Sophia, 84, of Barre, died Feb. 12. Born in 1913 in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of Peter and Mary (Bombac) Yarnavick. In 1936, she married Martin Scheer. She worked with her husband operating a technical book distributorship in New York and Vermont. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Judith Scheer and Carol Lange; a son, Michael; five grandchildren. 

duBeaumont, Bernice A., 80, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 9. Born in 1917 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of George and Ella (Wood) Andrus. She attended elementary school in Barre Town and graduated from Spaulding High School and from Boston University. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for American Airlines and later worked as a civilian for the Air Force. In 1959, she married Peter duBeaumont, who died in 1971. Survivors include a daughter, Gail duBeaumont; two grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Eastman, Elizabeth C., of Barre, died Feb. 12. Born in Barre, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann (Hay) Smollet. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School and later from Claremont (NH) General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at the former Barre City Hospital and at Heaton Hospital in Montpelier. She also was a visiting nurse in the Barre area. She was the wife to the late Ben A. Eastman. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a sister, Mary Robins Guinn; a niece; two grandnieces and two grandnephews. 

Russell, Ada G., 95, of Plainfield, died Feb. 9. Born in 1902 in North Fayston, she was the daughter of Elton and Abbie (Pease) Griffith. She attended schools in Fayston, Waitsfield and Moretown. In 1922, she married Nelson A. Russell, who died in 1981. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Smith; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

Johnson, Richard D., 49, of Vershire, died Feb. 7. Born in 1948 in Thetford, he was the son of Philip and Pearl (Bailey) Johnson. He attended school in West Fairlee and graduated from Thetford Academy and from Champlain College with a business degree. He had worked as a logger and as a bookkeeper for Hayward Transportation Co., but the majority of his working years he was a stone mason. In 1970, he married Olivia Maxwell. Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Johnson; a son, Richard Johnson; his mother; one sister; one brother; one grandson; three aunts; an uncle; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

St. John, Helen, formerly of Barre and more recently of Newcastle, N.H., died Feb. 1. Survivors include a niece, Marion Perkins Harris; a nephew, David Perkins; several grand nieces and nephews; and great-grand nieces and nephews. 

Smith, Winona E., 79, of Montpelier, died Feb. 13. Born in 1918 in Barre, she was the daughter of George and Jessie (Small) Norrie. She attended Barre schools, graduating from Spaulding High School. In 1955, she married Carl E. Smith, who died in 1980. She had worked at the Granite Savings Bank in Barre and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barre. Survivors include one son, Wayne; two sisters; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Hatch, George A., 82, of Montpelier, died Feb. 9. Born in 1916 in Calais, he was the son of Galen and Maude Hatch. He attended schools in Woodbury and worked for the State of Vermont after graduation. He served with the Army during WWII and became a career officer in the Army Reserves, retiring as Lt. Col. He had worked for the Selective Service headquarters in Montpelier. In 1946, he married Marguerite Dewar. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Carolyn Champagne and Eileen Hatch; two sons, Jeff and Keith; five grandchildren; two sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Osborne, William E., 86, of Websterville, died Feb. 9. Born in 1911 in Wentworth, N.J., he was the son of James and Mary (Stokes) Osborne. He attended schools in Wentworth and graduated from Woodsville (N.H.) High School. In 1937, he married Nora C. Colella. He had been employed by General Electric Co. and owned and operated a dry cleaning plant and then was a hoist operator for Rock of Ages. He had served two terms in the House of Representatives in Montpelier and was a member of St. Sylvester Church in Graniteville. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Patricia (Mrs. Roger) Brault; a son, James; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Barnard, Leon W., 79, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 9. He was born in 1918 in Charlton, Mass. and attended schools there. He served with the Army during WWII and then owned and operated Barnard's 302 ARCO in East Barre and later worked for Thygesen Construction Co., Mekkelson Trailer Sales and the Dixie Bobbin Co. His wife, Joyce Davis Barnard, died in 1984. Survivors include a son, Brian; two step-daughters, Joyce Coulter and Janet Gregorie; four grandsons; a brother. 

Kramer, Gary I., 59, of Northfield, died Feb. 10. Born in 1938 in Northfield, he was the son of Lloyd and Eleanor (Baker) Kramer. He graduated from Northfield High School and joined the Navy and later the Army. He retired from the military in 1981 after 20 years and returned to Vermont and was employed by the State of Vermont Department of Transportation. Survivors include two sisters, Judy Matheson and Karla Bottiggi; an aunt; nieces and nephews. 

Storti, Elsie J., 88, of Barre Town, died Feb. 10. Born in 1910 in Barre, she was the daughter of Emanuel and Hilda (Almquist) Johnson. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1935, she married Mario Storti. She was a sales clerk at the former Town Shop in Barre and was affiliated with the Barre Universalist Church. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Allan, George and John; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Gill, Howard Moses, 82, of Marshfield, died Feb. 9. Born in 1915 in Marshfield, he was the son of George and Inez (Hayes) Gill. He was employed as a woodsman for the State of Vermont and held various other jobs in the Marshfield area. Survivors include three nieces, Patricia Pyne, Aileen Franklin and Elizabeth Davis. 

Audet, Ronald R., Sr., 60, of Morrisville, died Feb. 11. Born in 1937 in Hyde Park, he was the son of Joseph and Yvonne (Boulay) Audet. He was a former employee of Morrisville Lumber, Parker and Stearns and Rene's Floor Covering. More recently he was a self-employed building contractor. He was a member of Holy Cross Parish. Survivors include his wife, Marion (Carriere) Audet; four children, Thomas, Ronald Jr., Alan and Lisa Allen; five grandchildren; six brothers; four sisters; many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Trask, Glenn E., 87, of Bethel, died Feb. 9. Born in 1910 in Brookfield, he was the son of Edgar and Josie (Smith) Trask. He was educated in Brookfield schools and Whitcomb High School in Bethel. He was a carpenter and had built several homes and barns. In 1937, he married Corolyn Clark. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Randall and Geoffrey; one brother; one sister; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Hosking, Kathryn N., 81, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 6. Born in 1916 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of Fred and Hazel (Kew) Newcomb. She graduated from Waitsfield High School and the University of Vermont with a bachelor's degree in education. She taught business courses at Swanton, Spaulding and Williamstown high schools. In 1945, she married Raymond D. Hosking, who died in 1986. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Lombardi; two sons, Terry and Brent; six grandchildren.


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