Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1998

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McGuire, Sherry A., 36, formerly of Montpelier, died April 20. Born in 1961 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Henry and Jeannine (Badeau) Bilodeau. She attended St. Monica School, Barre Town Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School. She was last employed by Burlington Hyundai-Subaru and was also sales finance manager for Bayview Cadillac in Burlington. In 1997, she married Michael E. McGuire. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; her father and stepmother, Henry and Sally Bilodeau; a brother, Michael; her grandmother; three step-sisters; four stepbrothers; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

Neron, Helen L., 82, of South Royalton, died April 17. Born in 1915 in Montgomery, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (LaFevre) Touchette. She attended schools in Montgomery. In 1936, she married Gerald Neron. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Paul, Louis and Robert; four daughters, Shirley Sweet, Barbara Broe, Rita Owusu and Theresa Delemarre; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Corey, Alton E., 72, of Woodbury, died April 20. Born in 1925 in Woodbury, he was the son of Henry and Goldie (Palmer) Corey. He attended Woodbury public schools. He married Thelma Rathburn. He had served in the Army during WWII and was employed at Wells Lamson Granite Co., Cooley Construction Co. and later at Pike Industries. He retired in the early 1990's. He was affiliated with the Woodbury Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Wayne and Daniel; a daughter, Elaine Corey Stockwell; two grandchildren; one great-grand-daughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Bizzozero, Harold C., 80, of Barre, died April 18. Born in 1917 in Montpelier, he was the son of Domenico and Rina (Casabella) Bizzozero. He attended elementary school in Montpelier, graduated from Montpelier High School and received auto-mechanic training in Worcester, MA. In 1940, he married Ruth Morse, who died in 1993. He and a brother-in-law, Angelo DeVittori, operated an Amoco service station in Barre and also worked as a salesman for several automotive dealers. He retired in 1980. Survivors include a son, Charles; three grandchildren; two great-grandsons; one niece and two grandnieces. 

Gardner, Bertha G., 73, of Northfield, died April 18. Born in 1924 in Greenfield, N.H., she was the daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Burnham) Gordon. She graduated from Peterborough (N.H.) High School. In 1945, she married Fred Gardner, who died in 1963. 

She was a bookkeeper for the village of Northfield and also worked at the Rustic Restaurant, Allen Lumber Co. and Cabot Hosiery, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Northfield. Survivors include a son, Gordon; two daughters, Ruth Ann Zola and Tami Jo Roessler; two sisters; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; five step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Watson, Marion L., 92, of Barre Town, died April 23. Born in 1905 in South Barre, she was the daughter of Guy and Nina (Quimby) Howard. She attended South Barre schools and graduated from Goddard Seminary. In 1924, she married Herbert Watson, who died in 1964. She was a member of Barre Universalist Church. Survivors include a son, Herbert; two daughters, Nancy Royce and Brenda Pinkham; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Sviatopolk-Mirsky, Philippe, 41, of Worcester, died April 17. Born in 1957 in Randolph, he was the son of Vladimir and Eleanor (Shields) Sviatopolk-Mirsky. He grew up in South Chittenden and attended Barstow School, Otter Valley Union High School and graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in agricultural economics. In 1993, he married Pamela Shover. His career centered around the trucking industry. He owned and operated a contract carriage and trailer rental and was employed as a dispatcher for Dick Traynor Trucking and as a driver for Joe Roberts Trucking and Vermont Wilson Ltd. He also was distribution salesman for Bouyea-Fassetts, salesman for J&B Trucks, territorial manager for Cummins North Atlantic and salesman and parts manager for Mid-State Volvo White. He had also been finance representative for International Harvestor Credit Corp. and salesman for Mid-State Volvo Trucks. He and his wife had recently published "II D Trader," a regional trade magazine for heavy equipment operators. Survivors include his wife; two step-daughters, Angela Shover-Ross and Jessie Shover-Ross; his mother; several cousins. 

Lawrence, Paul V., 69, of Craftsbury, died April 21. Born in 1928 in Newton, Mass., he was the son of Howard and Helene (Coon) Lawrence. He served in the Army Air Corps during the Korean War and was employed by the Newton Police Force. He was also a security officer at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After retirement, he moved to Vermont and worked part-time at the Burlington Airport. Survivors include his wife, Donna Lawrence; five daughters, Lisa Antunes, Paula Lawrence, Barbara Lawrence, Lida Rando and Joanne Eshete; a son, Paul Jr.; his former wife, Doris Palmas; four grandchildren; a brother. 

Menard, Abbie R., 97, of Williamstown, died April 20. Born in 1901 in Derby, she was the daughter of Adam and Abbie (Rice) Moulton Robbins. She graduated from Derby Academy. In 1927, she married Don C. Staples, who died in 1942. They had owned and operated a farm in Plainfield. In 1945, she married James Menard, who died in 1949. She had worked as a nanny and a domestic and in nursing homes. She attended Williamstown Methodist Church and Williamstown United Federated Church. Survivors include a daughter, Madonna (Staples) (Mrs. Robert) LaFleche; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. 

Giuliani, Marie P., 98, of Montpelier, died April 22. Born in 1899 in Benabbio, Bagni di Lucca, Italy she was the daughter of John and Caterina (Tolomei) Giuliani. She graduated from Montpelier Seminary and was a member of St. Augustine Church. She had been employed as office supervisor at the Excelsoir Plant of Rock of Ages Corp. in Montpelier. She later worked as assistant librarian at Vermont Junior College. Survivors include a brother, Peter Giuliani; two nephews. 

Benedict, Leslie R., Jr., 61, of Bethel, died April 20. Born in 1936 in Burlington, he was the son of Leslie and Marjorie (Haseltine) Benedict Sr. He graduated from Whitcomb High School and served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for Monier Roof Tile Co. of Arizona and California, before returning to Vermont. Survivors include his mother; two sons, Michael and Robert; three daughters, Diane Wagner, Karen Groom and Lynn LeDrew; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers; a sister; his companion, Vivian Caswell. 

Wobby, Sister Ricarda, 67, formerly of Barre and more recently of Attleboro, Mass., died April 19. Born in 1930 in Barre, she was the daughter of Thomas and Eva (Corey) Wobby. She received a degree in education from Catholic Teachers' College and later studied at St. Louis University. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1949. She taught school in Fall River and several locations in Rhode Island. In North Attleboro, she was a teaching vice principal at St. Mary's School and development director at St. Mary's Parish. She also taught and was director of fundraising at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro. Survivors include two sisters, Isabelle Shaw and Doris Peasley; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

St. Louis, Eugene, 65, of Greensboro Bend, died April 23. Born in 1932 in Albany, he was the son of Eugene and Blanch (Duckless) St. Louis. He worked in construction and was actively involved in the building of the Vermont Interstate highway system. Survivors include his wife, June (Thompson) St. Louis; children and grandchildren. 

Henning, Nancy C., 76, of East Montpelier, died April 17. Born in 1921 in Beloit, WI, she graduated from Beloit High School, attended Beloit College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. In 1942, she married Robert Henning. She was head of the personnel committee at Washington County Mental Health. Survivors include her husband; a son, Michael; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

Lewis, Cecil C., 56, of Barre, died April 15. Born in 1941 in Barre, he was the son of William Turner and Isabelle Ethel (Trescott) Lewis. Survivors are six sons, Patrick, Wayne, Christopher, William, Joel and Thomas; three brothers; a sister; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Spaulding, Marion F., 72, formerly of North Barre Manor, died May 1. Born in 1925 in Watertown, Mass., she was the daughter of Wilfred and Katherine (Sullivan) Hill. She attended school in Watertown. In 1943, she married Henry E. Spaulding, who died in 1991. They had lived in East Montpelier for many years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Watertown and St. Monica Church in Barre. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Farnum of R.I.; a son, Robert of East Montpelier; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Jean Linton of Mass. 

Wheeler, Helen, 71, of Cabot, died May 1. Born in 1926 in Woodbury, she was the daughter of Nelson and Josephine (Rathburn) Atkins. She attended Cabot United Church and was active in the Cabot Home Dem and Senior Citizen Meal Site in Plainfield. Survivors include two sons, Roger and Robert; a daughter, Linda Ducharme; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Her husband Spencer Wheeler predeceased her. 

Godfrey, Marion E., 74, of Cabot, died April 29. Born in 1924 in Walden, she was the daughter of Harry and Addie (Gouchey) Searles. Survivors include two daughters, Elsie Spiller and Cherrie Cady; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six sisters; five brothers. 

Maxfield, Leah Sadie, 90, of Plainfield, died May 1. Born in 1907 in Irasburg, she was the daughter of Clyde and Della (Huntington) Thompson. She attended schools in Irasburg, Albany and Plainfield and graduated from the Goddard Seminary in Barre. In 1925, she married Harry Earl Maxfield, who died in 1965. She worked as a nurse's aide and also volunteered at the McFarland House and Rowan Court Nursing Home. She retired at age 73. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Plainfield. Survivors include two sons, Roland and Terry; a daughter, Joyce Copping; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. 

Frost, Alvin E., 57, of Woodbury, died April 24. Born in 1940 in Hardwick, he was the son of Edward and Leah (Ainsworth) Frost. He attended schools in Woodbury and graduated from St. Johnsbury Trade School. He was a truck driver and built stock cars and more recently was a self-employed logger and sold firewood. Survivors include a sister, Ruth Schneider; his companion, Shirley Goss; several cousins. 

Edwards, Harrison P., 69, formerly of Montpelier, died April 28. Born in 1928 in Northfield, he was the son of Hugh and Helena (Davidson) Edwards. He attended schools in Putnamville and graduated from Montpelier High School. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked in the granite industry, first at Capital Granite Co. and later at Jurras Granite Co. He was a self-employed general contractor and a master electrician and was a partner in B&H Builders and Washington County Builders. More recently he worked as a general custodian for the Gary Home in Montpelier. He also was sexton for the East Montpelier Cemetery and maintained the Cutler, Doty and Village cemeteries, retiring two years ago. Survivors include his wife, Clara Edwards; three daughters, Penny Marshall, Alice Bard and Virginia Blair; six grandchildren; his mother; two sisters; two brothers; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Darling, Lillian E., 84, of Groton, died April 26. Born in 1913 in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of Fred and Marcia (Smith) Simpson. She graduated from Cabot High school and later from the School of Cosmetology in Springfield, Mass. She worked as a telephone operator in Cabot and later owned and operated Lillian's Beauty Shop in Cabot and later in Groton. In 1934, she married Chet Meehan. In 1958, she married Guy Darling, who died in 1991. She was a member of the Groton United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Robert Meehan; three sisters; two granddaughters; two step-grandsons; nieces and nephews. 

Spooner, Burton W., Sr., 85, died April 26. Born in 1912 in Bethel, he was the son of Laurel B. and Emma (Kendall) Spooner. He was educated in Bethel schools and in 1950, married Mary E. Page. He was a dairy farmer and sold vegetables at Randolph Center and Bethel Gilead. He also owned and operated Burt's Gun Shop in Randolph Center and was a substitute rural mail carrier in Randolph Center. He retired in 1988. He was a cemetery commissioner in Bethel, chairman of the zoning board, selectman in Randolph and an assistant superior court judge. He was a member of the Bethel Gilead Methodist Church. He helped establish the Randolph Center Fire Association. He had written five books. Survivors include his wife; three sons, William, George and Burton Jr.; two daughters, Emma Kimball and Penny Tabor; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. 

Fisher, John F., 47, of Bradford, died April 18. Born in 1951 in Powder River, Wyo., he was the son of George and Juanita (Fisher) Byram. He graduated from high school in Wyoming and attended Community College of Cheyenne. He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in archaeology. He was last employed by KCI Tech of PA. Survivors include a brother, James Byram; a sister, Nora Jane Bryant; his mother; his companion, Pam Carmichael. 

Rogers, Florence H., 97, of Tunbridge, died April 26. Born in 1900 in Lyndon, she was the daughter of Edgar and Alice (Gilman) Hancock Boulter. She attended Tunbridge Marke School and South Royalton High School. In 1919, she married Frank Leo Rogers, who died in 1958. They owned and operated the George Wentworth farm in Tunbridge. She also worked at the Dean Academy in Mass., and took care of Mrs. Ames in Strafford and Judge Keyser in Chelsea. She was a member of the Tunbridge Congregational Church. Survivors include three sons, Reeve, Stanley and Richard; a daughter, Emily (Mrs. Ernest) Howe; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Bolieu, Joseph J.R., 62, of Walden died April 23. Born in 1936 in Junglinster, Luxembourg, he was the son of Harold and Marie (Van Hulle) Bolieu. He attended schools in Paris before moving to the United States in 1960. He also attended Columbia University and later earned a degree in French literature from Hunter College. He became a U.S. citizen in 1965. He had served in the Army and the Army Reserves. He was married to Lynn Anner and later to Brenda J. Richardson. He taught French and mathematics at Hazen Union High School, retiring in 1995. He was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardwick. Survivors include his wife; a son, Steven Bolieu; two stepsons, Erik Misuk and Aaron Misuk; an uncle; nieces and nephews; and cousins. 

David, Mattie Ola, 92, of Randolph, died April 26. Born in 1906 in Worcester, she was the daughter of Charles and Ida May (Kelly) Belleville. She attended schools in Worcester and Montpelier. She was employed as a sorter by the Van Raalte Co. in Randolph and later was a housekeeper and worked as a cook at the Randolph Senior Center. She was a member of Sts. Donatian and Rogatian Catholic Church in Randolph. In 1972, she married Gerard H. David. Survivors include her husband; four sons, John Jr., Henry, Lawrence and Neil; five daughters, Wanda Andrews, Christine Bean, Marie Dewey, Joyce Small and Gloria Therrien; a brother; two sisters; 47 grandchildren; more than 160 great-grandchildren; more than 50 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Falldorf, Alice M., 78, of East Montpelier, died April 27. Born in 1919 in Reidfield, Maine, she was the daughter of Howard and Mabel Clark. Her mother died when she was very young and she was raised by her sister, Julia (Clark) Pettengill in Cliff Island, Maine. In 1942, she married Virgil H. Falldorf. They retired to Morro Bay, Calif. where she was a member of the Morro Bay Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Survivors include her husband; a son, Ray; two daughters, Diane Brown and Janis Hutchinson; her sister; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Fontaine, Noel J., 75, of Barre, died April 30. Born in 1922 in West Shefford, Quebec, he was the son of Louisa Gauthier Fontaine and attended Quebec schools. He later served in the Canadian Armed Forces. In 1945, he married Yvette Breton. They moved to Barre and later to South Barre. She died in 1991. In 1993, he married Barbara Beverina. He worked as a lumper for several granite companies, most recently for Consolidated Memorials. He was a member of St. Monica Church in Barre. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sandra Watkins; four step-daughters, Dorothea Moran, Anita Allen, Linda Moran and Joanne Bilodeau; six step-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; eight brothers and sisters; nieces and nephews.

Perry, James D., Sr., 71, of Bradford, died May 2. Born in 1926 in Barre, he was the son of Morris D. and Nancy (Rodgers) Perry. He attended schools in Bradford and graduated from Bradford Academy. In 1948, he married Vida Metcalf. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He owned and operated Perry's Oil Service Inc. in Bradford. He served on many committees, and was a member of several local associations and the Bradford United Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Lynn, David, Alison, Paul and James D. Jr.; one daughter, Connie White; several grandchildren; his mother; a brother; two sisters; several nieces, nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Blaine, Bruce J., 58, formerly of Barre, died May 5. Born in 1939 in Windsor, he was the son of Norman and Alice (Fisher) Blaine. He graduated from Windsor High School. Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Blaine and Beverly Gavin; four brothers, Robert, William, Arthur and Benard; an uncle; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Keene, Adolph Austin Jr., 75, of East Hardwick, died May 1. Born in 1922 in Duxbury, he was the son of Adolph and Neva (Fisk) Keene Sr. He attended public schools in Waterbury and graduated from Stowe High School. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was married to Millicent Slayton. He and his brother owned and operated the family potato farm in Walden and later established and operated the Keene Mobile Home business in East Hardwick and Keene Brothers Construction Co. He was briefly employed in the logging industry, retiring in the late 1980s. Survivors include his companion; a son, Delevan; a daughter, Carolee Doughy; a brother; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Violette, Dorothy M., 69, of Barre, died April 28. Born in 1928 in Barre, she was the daughter of Charles and Sylvia (Gamble) Colombo. She graduated from Spaulding High School and later attended business school. She was employed as a bookkeeper. She was first married to Scott Holden. Her second husband, Ora Violette, died in 1983. Survivors include two sons, Michael Violette and William Holden; four grandchildren. 

Antonetti, Mabel T., 100, formerly of Barre, died May 2. Born in 1897 in Barre, she was the daughter of John and Louise Tosi. In 1916, she married Charles Antonetti, who died in 1946. She moved to Brattleboro, where she worked at Estey Organ Co. and the Austine School. She was also a seamstress. She was a member of the Centre Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Charles; two sisters; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. 

May, Velma S., 75, of Cabot, died May 2. Born in 1923 in Wheelock, she was the daughter of Peter and Clara (Guyette) Hall. In 1940, she married Albert May, who died in 1996. She and her husband operated Mays Auction Barn and she was also bookkeeper and operated the auction concession stand. Survivors include a son, Albert E.; a brother; a sister; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. 

Bank, John D., 53, formerly of Barre, died May 1. Born in 1945 in Aurora, Ill, he was the son of John and Cyrena (Toth) Bank. He graduated from the University of Missouri ROTC Program and served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He had formerly owned and operated Locker Room Sports in Barre. Survivors include his mother; his wife, Joan (Keppel) Bank; two sons, John and Ryan; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Holmes, Richard C., 83, of Calais died May 6. Born in 1915 in Amherst, Mass., he graduated from Amherst High School. In 1938, he married June Estes. He served in the Navy during WWII. He began a firefighter career in Windsor in 1941 and was appointed Windsor's first fire chief in 1948. He resigned in 1958 and became Civil Defense Operations and Training officer for the state of Vermont. In 1961, he helped organize the Berlin Fire Department and served as its first volunteer chief. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Lawrence and Alan; a daughter, Judith D'Este; two grandsons. 

Casellini, Reno D., 82, formerly of Barre, died May 6. Born in 1916 in Barre, he was the son of Constantino and Vittoria (Perolini) Casellini. He graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1940, he married Sylvia Dell'Amico, who died in 1975. He had owned the Economy 5 Cent to 1 Dollar Store and established Greetings from Vermont, a card business, with Mitch Hager. He also worked for F.H. Gillingham and Sons store and was lease manager for Gerrish Motors. He was a member of North Chapel Unitarian-Universalist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Doria Ware; a sister; two grandchildren. 

Hejny, Joseph J., 75, of Williamstown, died April 17. Born in 1923 in New York City, he was the son of Joseph and Marie Hejny. He graduated from Steudenmiller Textile High School in New York City and served with the Navy during WWII. He retired as a first class machinist from Harrick Scientific Co. in Ossining, N.Y. He and Mrs. Patricia (Schneider) Hejny moved to Vermont 5-1/2 years ago. They had lived in Irvington, N.Y., where he was a member of St. Barnabas Church. He was first married to Alice (Winters) Hejny. Survivors include both wives; two sons, John and Robert; a daughter, Georgette (Hejny) Brown; six granddaughters; seven grandsons; a great-grandson. 

Sargent, Paul E., 71, formerly of Montpelier, died May 5. Born in Montpelier, he was the son of Hubert and Margaret (Brodigan) Sargent. He graduated from Montpelier High School and attended Norwich University. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was employed in sales management by Lockport Felt Co. in Newfane, N.Y., retiring in 1988. Survivors include his wife, Cecile (Pepin) Sargent; two sons, Gary and M. Douglas; a daughter, Paula Mintzer; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother. 

Edmands, Harold G., 83, of Royalton, died May 6. Born in 1914 in Ossining, N.Y., he was the son of Elbert and Anna (Ammel) Edmands. He attended schools in Ossining. In 1940, he married Gladys Cunningham. They moved to Vermont in 1961 and purchased a dairy farm in South Royalton, operating it for 22 years. They moved to Tunbridge Village and later to Royalton. Survivors include his wife; a son, Elbert; two daughters, Sandra Jordan and Judith Edmands-Lyman; seven grandchildren; several cousins. 

Hicken, Beatrice P., 90, of Northfield, died May 6. Born in 1907 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Ray and Isabelle (Grover) Hazelton. She graduated from Northfield High School. In 1927, she married Arah Hicken, who died in 1983. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Northfield Falls. Survivors include two sons, Merle and Ronald; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Trueba, Emerita, 78, of Barre, died May 2. Born in 1919 in Barre, she was the daughter of Jose and Rosa (Cano) Trueba. She attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. She was employed by the city of Barre in the office of the Overseer of the Poor and later at Gray's Department Store in Montpelier and also at Sprague Electric Co. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a niece, Palmira Herboso Maiola; a grandniece; a grandnephew; cousins. 

Deininger-Abair, Connie, 45, of Montpelier, died May 2. Born in 1953 in Georgia, she was the daughter of Frank and Betty (Bouckas) Deininger. She attended the House in the Pines High School in Massachusetts and graduated from Colorado Women's College in Denver with degrees in French and physical education. In 1978, she married Mark K. Abair. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Margaret Jean and Sarah Lynn; her father and step-mother; several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Douglass, Sheri L., 34, of Craftsbury, died May 4. Born in 1963 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Peter and Marlene (Jameson) Clark. She worked at the humane society and was a teaching assistant at the elementary school working with children with challenging behaviors. Survivors include her husband, Paul; her father; her mother; two step-children, Gregory and Gwendolyn; two brothers; a half-brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Bean, Harriet L. (Cook), 93, formerly of Northfield, died November, 1997. Born in Northfield, she moved to Methuen, Mass. 10 years ago. She had worked at Norwich University and was a member of the United Church of Northfield. Survivors include her sister; three nieces; grandnieces; grandnephews and cousins. 

Bryan, Norma D., 72, formerly of Northfield, died April 28. She was born in Northfield. In 1948, she married Wayne Clifton. They moved to Southport, Fla. in 1995. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Ronald and David; a brother; two sisters; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Winot, Gordon R., 65, of Randolph, died May 12. Born in 1933 in Bellows Falls, he was the son of Rudolf and Stella (Abbey) Winot. He received his early education at the Peth School in Braintree and graduated from Randolph High School. He served in the Air Force both during the Korean and Vietnam wars. After retirement from the military, he worked at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center and at Waterbury Company in Randolph. He also worked at Ethan Allen Furniture Co. in Randolph. In 1953, he married Elsie Morey; in 1980, he married Linda Pierce. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dennis and Danny; a daughter, Cindy Wood; three grandchildren; a sister; a brother. 

Frenette, Julie E., 44, formerly of Barre, died May 14. Born in 1953 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Charles and Helen (Huntington) Frenette. She attended St. Monica School, graduated from Spaulding High School and received a bachelor's degree from Keene State College. She was a registered nurse at Radiation Therapy Associates in Bakersfield, Calif., where she resided. Survivors include two sisters, Jacqueline Lamphere and Karen Broemmer; three brothers, Jean Frenette, Daniel Frenette and David Frenette; nieces and nephews. 

Converse, Dorothy B. "Dolly", 95, of Williamstown, died May 10. Born in 1902 in Danvers, Mass., she was the daughter of Ransom and Josie (Coffrin) Newcomb. She attended schools in Williamstown. In earlier years, she had been a waitress. In 1952, she married Joseph N. Converse. She was affiliated with the Williamstown United Federated Church. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Josie McQueen; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; a sister. 

Howland, Alice R., 84, of Waterbury, died May 11. Born in 1913 in Craftsbury, she was the daughter of William and Jesse (Johnson) Ryan. She graduated from Craftsbury Academy, Lyndon State College, Johnson Normal School and earned a degree in education from the University of Vermont. In 1959, she married George Howland. She taught school in Craftsbury and later opened a kindergarten program at her home in Waterbury. She retired from teaching kindergarten at Waterbury Elementary School in 1983. She was a member of St. Andrew's Church. Survivors include three stepsons, Wayne, Warren and Paul; several step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Nielsen, Karl, 52, of Chelsea, died May 9. Born in 1945 in New York City, he was the son of Francis and Florence Nielsen. He graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in drama and received a master's degree in communications from State University of New York at Albany. He performed and directed drama productions in central Vermont, sang with the Handel Society of Dartmouth College and English at Oxbow High School. Survivors include his wife, Marianne Signorino; two daughters, Kari Nielson and Allegra Signorino; his mother; two brothers; six nieces and two nephews. 

Goodine, Alice L., 93, of Groton, died May 12. Born in 1905 in Groton, she was the daughter of Charles and Etta (Wilds) Lord. She grew up in Island Pond, St. Johnsbury and Groton. She graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy and Lyndon Normal School and taught school in Barnet and East Barnet for 12 years. She also taught grade school in Groton. In 1933, she married Henry Goodine, who died in 1973. They owned and operated Henry's Diner from the early 1950s until retirement in 1978. Survivors include a son, Allen; two grandchildren. 

Tucker, Rose C., 77, of Barre, died May 14. Born in 1921 in Williamstown, she was the daughter of Hubert and Lena (Decoteau) Croteau. She graduated from Plainfield High School. In 1940, she married Harold R. Poulin, who died in 1972. In 1973, she married Ralph Tucker, who died in 1982. She was employed as a clerk and operator by the New England Telephone Co. and worked part-time since 1989, at the Capital City Press in Barre. Survivors include her son, James Poulin; her daughter, Judith Thomas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a longtime companion, Cliff Killam; six sisters; many nieces and nephews. 

Ford, Clifford R., 62, of Milton, formerly of Bethel, died May 14. Born in 1936 in Bethel, he was the son of Wilton and Dorothy (LaRock) Ford. In 1956, he married Caroline Manning. He worked with Maynard Auto Parts Company. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Terry Francis and Penny Kehaya; two brothers; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Latimer, Frederick Palmer Jr., 94, formerly of Calais, died April 23. Born in 1904 in Groton, Conn., he graduated from Exeter Academy and Yale University and later attended the University of Dijon in France. He taught French at the Hotchkiss School in Conn. and served as a foreign service officer by the U.S. State Department in 1928. He was acting consul general in Istanbul before WWII and retired in 1954 as first secretary of the embassy in Ankara, Turkey. After retirement, he earned a doctorate in Middle Eastern studies from Princeton University and began a second career as a professor. He taught at the University of Utah, Southern University of Memphis, Tenn., and Nathaniel Hawthorne College in Antrim, N.H. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to do research in Turkey and compiled oral histories of civilian and military advisers in Ataturk (Mustafa Kemal) for Columbia University. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Latimer; two sons, Douglas Latimer and John Latimer; a sisters; five grandchildren. 

Caslani, Arthur A., 89, of Montpelier, died May 13. Born in 1908 in Barre, he was the son of Frank and Josephine (Chiaravalli) Caslani. He graduated from Spaulding High School and attended Burlington Business College. He had been a painting and wallpapering contractor in Barre and Montpelier area for many years. In 1931, he married Lilly Tortorelli. Survivors include his wife; a sister-in-law; two nieces; grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Dickinson, Donelda M., 79, of Graniteville died May 13. Born in 1918 in Graniteville, she was the daughter of Angus and Jane (Donald) MacLeod. She graduated from Williamstown High School. In 1938, she married Gayland Dickinson, who died in 1981. They had lived in East Brookfield and Williamstown, moved to R.I. in 1956 and back to Williamstown in 1974. She moved to Quarry Hill Apartments in Graniteville in 1983. She was employed as a nurses aide. She was a member of the East Brookfield Congregational Church. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Duke; three sons, Allen, Paul and Fred; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister; a niece and a nephew. 

Carpenter, Alice B., 95, formerly of Montpelier, died May 13. Born in 1903 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of George and Minnie (Higgins) Blanchard. She was a graduate of Bouve Boston School of Physical Education and Middlebury College. She was an assistant professor of physical education at the University of Vermont. In 1934, she married John Boyden Carpenter, who died in 1956. Survivors include two daughters, Leslie Weiger and Sara Smith; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.


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