Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1998

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Lee, Newton, Jr., 70, of Worcester, died May 16. Born in 1928 in Hattiesburg, MS, he was the son of Newton and Beulah Phillips Lee Sr. He was educated in Sumrall, MS schools. He moved to Vermont in 1947. In 1949, he married Florence Dodge. They lived in Mississippi and Texas, returing to Vermont in 1959. He was a retired, self-employed heavy equipment operator working for several central Vermont construction companies. He had also worked for the State Equipment Co. in Montpelier. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Donna Saltsman and Cheryl Richardson; four sons, Harry, James, Richard and Michael; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters; a brother. 

Ainsworth, Harrison N., 93, of Montpelier, died May 16. Born in 1905 in Calais, he was the son of Levi and Idress (Connor) Ainsworth. He attended schools in Calais and Montpelier. He retired in 1969 after 30 years at Marvin-Cooley Dairy. In 1940, he married Adeline LaMoy, who died in 1992. He was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include a grandson, Jeffrey Parker; a granddaughter, Karen Parker; a son-in-law. 

Austin, Raymond A., 75, of Lower Websterville, died May 14. Born in 1922 in Northfield, he was the son of Howard and Mildred (Adams) Austin. He attended schools in Northfield and served with the Army during WWII and the Korean War. In 1946, he married Clyde Greene. He was a mechanic for Carle and Seaver Co. in Barre and worked for the Barre City Water Department, retiring in 1985. Survivors include his wife; a son, Eugene; a grandson; a great-grandson; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Tucker, Rose C., 77, of Barre, died May 14. She was married in 1940 to Harold R. Poulin, who died in 1972. In 1973, she married Ralph Tucker, who died in 1982. Survivors include her son, James Poulin; her daughter, Judith P. Thomas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; step-daughter, Tehani Tucker; a longtime companion, Cliff Killam; six sisters; many nieces and nephews. 

Fellows, Barbara Scanlan, 80, formerly of Montpelier, died May 15. Born in 1917 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Walter and Catherine (Campbell) Scanlan. She received her education in Washington D.C. She attended LaSalle Junior College. She attended the Pittsfield Federated Church. In 1923, she married John Fellows. She had lived in Middletown Springs since 1989. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Joanne Fredette and Cinthia Rhoades; two sons, John Jr. and Thomas; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Gamelin, Jane T., 73, Montpelier, died May 17. Born in 1925 in Winooski, she was the daughter of Wilfred and Celina (Simard) Gamelin. She attended schools in Colchester and worked at the Champlain Woolen Mills in Winooski and later as a housekeeper in the Burlington area. Survivors include a sister, Helen Nolin; two brothers, Albert and Edmond Gamelin; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Whiteley, Sterling B., 43, of Northfield, died May 18. Born in 1954 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., he was the son of Sterlin H. and Margaret (Blanchard) Whiteley. He grew up in Newport and graduated from high school in Louisiana. He had served with the Army and was employed as an insurance representative and a carpet installer. In the late 1980s, he became a chef at Norwich University, retiring in 1990 for medical reasons. Survivors include his wife, Rose (Dukette) Whiteley; his mother; four sons, John, James, Jerid and Isaiah; a daughter, Freedom; a stepson, Keith; four sisters; two step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Noble, Edward, 72, formerly of East Montpelier, died May 7. Born in 1926 in Fairhaven, Mass., he was the son of Horace and Sarah (Munroe) Noble. He attended schools in Cabot and Corinth. In 1969, he married Dorothy Bijolle. He was a dairy farmer in East Montpelier and a carpenter in Florida for the past 14 years. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Brenda Noble and Katrina Sirera; a grandson; two sisters; a brother; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Cusson, George E., 73, of Barre, died May 18. Born in 1924 in Ste. Hycinthe, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of Albert and Rose Alva (DuPaul) Cusson. He attended schools in Ste. Hycinthe. He moved to Barre in 1952 and was employed at Rock of Ages, retiring in 1989. In 1953, he married Irene Sage, who died in 1997. They had owned and operated a business making Christmas wreaths and selling Christmas trees. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include four daughters, Lorraine Carrier, Jeanne Trevett, Rose Cusson and Linda Johnson; five grandchildren; three sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Corse, Herbert C., 63, of Randolph, died May 18. Born in 1935 in Randolph, he was the son of Clifton and Margaret Corse. He graduated from Randolph High School and served in the Army. He had worked at Rogers Brothers Construction Co. and later as an electrician with S.D. Clark. He was recently a self-employed electrician and operated a company recycling antifreeze products. In 1957, he married Beatrice Miller, they later divorced. Survivors include his mother; a son, Scott; a half-brother. 

Willey, Ellen L., 85, of Greensboro Bend, died May 18. Born in 1913 in Craftsbury, she was the daughter of Roland and Florence (Wells) Stearns. She attended public schools in Hyde Park and Craftsbury. In 1938, she married Donald Nelson Willey. She worked at the Taylor General Store in Craftsbury and later as a domestic in the Greensboro area and for the Greensboro area school lunch programs. She retired in 1975. She was a member of the Greensboro Bend United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; a son, Frank; five daughters, Shirley Pearson, Sylvia Gates, Virginia Richardson, Linda Smith and Jeanette Guyette; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four brothers; two sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Reed, John A., 81, of Chelsea, died May 19. Born in 1917 in Chelsea, he was the son of William and Cora Mae (Davis) Reed. He attended Chelsea High School and served in the Army during WWII. He worked at the Vermont Copper Mines in South Strafford and farmed in Chelsea and was a logger. He was also employed by Cooley Construction in Websterville. In 1935, he married Marion Greene and in 1995 married Vivian Anna Ramsey. He was a member of West Hill Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Lois (Mrs. Allen) Flint, Grace (Mrs. Stanley) Flint and Patricia (Mrs. Lloyd) Farnham; a stepson, William Woodruff; nine grandchildren; one step-grandson; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Clark, Lynn F., 78, of Barre Town, died May 20. Born in 1920 in Barre, he was the son of R. Lynn and Margaret (Fraser) Clark. He graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1934, he and his brother joined their father in establishing Clark's Transfer Service Inc., a granite and monument hauling business. It was sold in 1981 and he worked part-time until retiring in 1996. In 1943, he married Kathryn Hill, who died in 1988. In 1994, he married Jean Scrizzi. He was affiliated with the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Stephen; two daughters, Marcia Clark and Barbara Smith; seven grandchildren; two step-daughters, Nancy Routier and Sandra Forrest; three step-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. 

Carlson, Helen K., 73, formerly of Barre and more recently of Hartford, Conn., died May 8. Born in 1925 in Barre, she was the daughter of Louis and Gladys (Robitaille) Levesque. Her husband, John J. Carlson, pre-deceased her. She had lived in the Hartford area for more than 20 years and was employed at the Arrow-Hart and Hegeman Co. Survivors include a son, Frederick; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother; three sisters. 

Fielder, Fletcher C., 83, of Waitsfield, died May 21. Born in 1914 in Moretown, he was the son of Don and Freda (Reed) Fielder. He was educated in Moretown schools. In 1937, he married Frances Miller, who died in 1997. He was employed as a trucker driver for 45 years, first with G.T. Evans and later with Merrill Transport. He retired in 1979. He was a member of the Federated Church. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Lacey and Mary Lou Quinones; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Goodwin, Doris E., 85, of Barre, died May 22. Born in 1913 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Butler and Ida (O'Brien) Ross. In 1954, she married Orlo Goodwin, who is deceased. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, George Rock; several nieces and nephews. 

Hodge, Adelaide Kendall, 84, formerly of Wolcott, died April 1. Born in 1913 in Wolcott, she was the daughter of Claude and Harriet (Sullivan) Kendall. She attended school in Wolcott and later moved to Cromwell, Conn. In 1931, she married Howell Hodge, who died in 1991. They had moved to California following retirement. Survivors include two sons, Spencer and Claude; a daughter, Betty Ann Pomerleau; several grandchildren; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Bellows, Helen F., formerly of Barre, died May 22. Born in 1912 in Mass., she was the daughter of Forrest and Marion (Dickey) Bellows. She graduated from Newport (Vt.) High School and the University of Vermont. She taught high school in Vermont and New York, served on the faculty board at Boston University and was an administrator in the mathematics department Doctoral Program at Columbia University in N.Y., from which she retired. She is survived by cousins.

Hussey, Leo H., 77 formerly of Greensboro Bend and Hardwick, died May 25. Born in 1921, he was the son of George P. and Emma (Liberty) Hussey. He had served in the Army during WWII and was employed at Bailey's Feed Co. in Greensboro Bend for many years. He also worked at Ethan Allen Furniture Co. and was a plumber. He was a communicant of St. Michael's Church in Greensboro Bend. He had volunteered at Buffalo Mountain Co-op in Hardwick for a time. His wife, Theresa (Guay) Hussey predeceased him. Survivors include two sons, Dennis and Anthony; two daughters, Rachelle Holmes and Anita Reinhardt; a sister; four granddaughters; nieces and nephews. 

Berard, Rolland H., 82, of Northfield, died May 2. Born in 1915 in Websterville, he was the son of Dosithee and Carrie (Dupree) Berard. He attended the Holy Ghost School in Graniteville. In 1942, he married Yvonne Agnes Carbonneau, who died in January. He had served in the Navy during WWII and worked for Valz Granite Co. until 1981. Survivors include two sons, Rolland and John; a granddaughter; an aunt; four sisters; many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Lowe, J. Russ, 94, of Waterbury, died May 26. Born in 1903 in Waterbury, he was the son of Walter and Lois (Elliott) Lowe. He attended Waterbury schools. In 1929, he married Hazel Dailey, who died in 1997. He had worked at Derby and Ball Inc. and in 1944, purchased a farm on Blush Hill, which he operated for 20 years. He later worked as a psychiatric technician at Vermont State Hospital and then sold for Fuller Brush Co. He retired at age 85. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Rushford and Janice Dean; a son, Everett; 27 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Avery, John T., 58, of Barre Town, died May 22. Born in 1939 in Montpelier, he was the son of Edward and Aline (Desharnais) Avery. He graduated from St. Michael's High School and attended Norwich University. In 1961, he married Janice Fenton. He worked for Swett Construction and then for New England Telephone. He retired in 1985. He was a member of St. Augustine Church and the Marine Corps Reserve. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael and Steven; a daughter, Katherine Evans; his mother; two sisters; four grandsons; one nephew and three nieces. 

Valliere, Marie Jeanne, 87, of Barre, died May 22. Born in 1910 in Bromptonville, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Joseph and Smerelda (Godbout) Dupere. She attended schools in Quebec. The family moved to Hardwick and later to Northfield. In 1938, she married Roland Valliere, who died in 1983. She was a bookkeeper for her husband's construction business and a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a son, Leo; three sisters, Olivette Brassard, Felicia Calarco and Madeline Taflin; a brother, Ferdnand; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. 

Burbank, Lyman A., 92, of Chelsea, died May 22. Born in 1906 in Chelsea, he was the son of John and Nellie (Barnes) Burbank. He graduated from Chelsea High School and farmed with his father and later managed the farm. In 1942, he married Helen Young. He was a member of the United Church of Chelsea and a former director of Washington Electric Co-op and a lister for the town of Chelsea. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Susan Whitcomb; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren; several cousins. 

Mandeville, George D., 81, of Barre, died May 22. Born in 1916 in Rahway, N.J., he was the son of George and Sara Mandeville. In 1939, he married Josephine Williams. In 1972, he retired from AT&T in New Jersey, and moved to Barre. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kathryn Drake; a son, George; a brother; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

Rivers, Katharine E., 89, formerly of Montpelier and more recently of Calif., died May 21. Born in 1909, she was the daughter of Charles and Lena (Little) Wilkins. She graduated from Montpelier High School. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Joseph A. River, predeceased her. Survivors include a son, A.W. Britt Rivers; two grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews. 

Houston, Lachlan M., 88, of Randolph died May 27. Born in 1909 in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the son of John and Elizabeth (McInnes) Houston. He attended schools in Glasgow, Montreal and Norwich, Conn. In 1937, he married Phyllis Airey. They moved to Randolph in 1976. He had worked for Central Vermont Railroad in Conn. and in New York City. He was transferred to St. Albans, and retired in 1969. He was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ in Randolph. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Patricia Hefflon and Carol Tufts; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. 

King, Bernard W., 74, of East Hardwick, died May 23. Born in 1924 in Woodbury, he was the son of Charles and Marjorie (Haskins) King. He attended Woodbury public schools. He was a farmer in the Woodbury area and road commissioner for many years. He was employed in the road construction and landscaping business retiring in 1985. He had been married to Alice Puffer. He was affiliated with the South Woodbury Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Charles; four daughters, Nancy Ewen, Bonnie Hanson, Linda Gallison and Norma Blake; a brother; a sister; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Russell, Mark A., 40, of Tunbridge, died May 21. Born in 1958 in Burlington, he was the son of Paul and Lorraine (Clark) Russell. He attended Tunbridge Central School, South Royalton High School and later received his GED. He had farmed on the Russell Jersey Dairy Farm. In 1990, he married Debora M. Rogers. He was a member of South Tunbridge Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Paul; a daughter, Brooke Russell; two step-daughters, Brigham Howe and Genesee Dodge; his mother and step-father; his father; a brother; a niece; aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Toomey, Marian L., 73, of Royalton, died May 21. Born in 1924 in Bethel, she was the daughter of Aristo and Erminia (Ceresa) Orticari. She graduated from Whitcomb High School and in 1951, married Robert E. Toomey, who died in 1969. They owned and operated the R.E. Toomey Oil Company. She was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Bethel. Survivors include two brothers, Charles Orticari and Otto Orticari; several nieces and nephews. 

Day, Elizabeth A., 58, of Cabot, died May 23. Born in 1939 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Francis and Evangeline (Downing) Knapp. She attended Montpelier High School. In 1959, she married David Day. They moved to Cabot in 1990. She was an Avon representative and a member of Worcester United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, John and Frank; two daughters, JoAnne Leach and Julie Fair; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters; one brother; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Holden, Charles D., 85, of Montpelier, died May 22. Born in 1913 in Bellows Falls, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Holden. He attended schools in Bellows Falls and worked on a farm and then as an electrician. He was employed at Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier, retiring in 1970. In 1965, he married Elaine Fordham. Survivors include his wife; nieces and nephews. 

Bicknell, Almond H., 80, of Tunbridge, died May 26. Born in 1917 in Tunbridge, he was the son of John and Florence (Burgess) Bicknell. He attended Chelsea elementary schools and Chelsea High School. He worked on the Bicknell Hill Farm until 1963. He later worked for Airport Tractor in Berlin and L.W. Greenwood in East Randolph. He retired in 1980. In 1950, he married Bernice Whitney. He was a member of Bethel Christian Fellowship Church in South Royalton. Survivors include his wife; two sons, John and David; two daughters, Eloise Alexander and Daisy Pratt; a sister; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Benway, Margaret, 93, formerly of Barre and more recently of Conn., died May 27. Born in 1905 in Barre, she was the daughter of Patrick and JoHanna (Carroll) Leahy. She graduated from St. Michael's High School. In 1934, she married Arthur Benway, who died in 1978. She was employed in the Arts and Crafts Department of the State of Vermont, retiring in 1970. She was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include a daughter, Joanna Geagan; a son, Thomas; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Tofani, Olga M., 94, of Barre, died May 26. Born in 1903 in McCheslytown, PA, she was the daughter of Angelo and Nina (Lizzari) Aldrighetti. She attended Spaulding High School. She was a sales clerk at the Homer Fitts Co. in Barre, retiring at age 80. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include a son, Ronald; six grandchildren; five great-grandsons; two nephews.

Pearsons, Phyllis G., 88, formerly of Hardwick, died May 31. Born in 1910 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Henry and Achsa (Parks) Gadgcome. She attended Hardwick public schools. In 1926, she married Harley Albert Pearsons, who died in 1986. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading and camping at Harvey's Lake. She had also lived in St. Johnsbury. Survivors include a daughter, Priscilla Dame; two grandchildren; a niece and several cousins. 

Doner, George F., 74, of East Montpelier, died May 30. Born in 1923 in Ferrisburgh, he was the son of William and Edith (Edgerton) Doner. He served in the Army during WWII. In 1967, he married Kathleen Fitch. He was a heavy equipment operator for King Construction in New York and later for Norman Kelly Construction of Montpelier and Pizzagalli Construction Co. He started a small farm in East Montpelier after retiring. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Melissa VandenOever and Betty Jo Fardnell; two sons, Scott and George Jr.; six grandchildren; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Dufresne, Rene F., 81, of Barre, died May 29. Born in 1916 in Elmore, he was the son of Esdras and Florida (Bessette) Dufresne. He attended schools in Cabot. He had handled horses and did logging in earlier years and later owned and operated farms in the Barre area. He served in the Army during WWII. In 1944, he married Denise Blouin, who died in 1981. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include four sons, Leon, Robert, Paul and John; five daughters, Diane Perrin, Theresa Cook, Claire Cook, Elaine Dufresne and Doris Jacques; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother; two sisters; many nieces and nephews. 

McGoff, Thomas J., 77, of Barre Town, died June 2. Born in 1920 in Ballintubber County Mayo, Ireland, he was the son of James and Ellen (McGing) McGoff. He attended schools in Ireland. He moved to Barre from England in 1948. He had worked delivering fuel in the central Vermont area and later drove truck for Sunbeam Bread Co. He operated an auto service station in Barre and later was employed as a truck driver for Associated Memorial, retiring in the mid-1980s. In 1960, he married Lorena C. Lawson, who died in 1996. Survivors include a son, John; two granddaughters; twin great-grandchildren; two brothers; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. 

Farrand, Ada R., 87, formerly of Worcester, died May 30. Born in 1911 in Worcester, she was the daughter of Charles Allen and Ida (Kelly) Belville. In 1929 she married Frederick Farrand. She lived in Elmore most of her life. Survivors include a son, Allen; two daughters, Barbara Emerson and Betty Allen; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother; a sister; many nieces and nephews. 

Stone, Stanley J., 77, formerly of Randolph, died May 29. Born in 1920 in Randolph, he was the son of Everett and Mildred (Taylor) Stone. He was educated in Bethel Gilead schools. He worked for F.A. Tucker cutting power lines and later worked on the family farm in Bethel Gilead and continued farming after moving to Braintree. Survivors include a sister, Marjorie Paddock; two brothers, Donald and James; many nieces and nephews. 

Warner, Martha M., 84, of Northfield, died May 31. Born in 1914 in Fayston, she was the daughter of Ernest and Zenaide (St. Marie) LeFebvre Bean. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Burlington and Bay Path Junior College in Longmeadow, Mass. She had worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. during WWII and as a concierge at several resorts. In 1966, she married Edgar Warner, who died in 1976. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. Survivors include a brother, Paul Bean; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Beede, Chester A., 75, of Washington, died May 30. Born in 1923 in Barre, he was the son of Arthur and Helen (Cook) Beede. He attended Washington Elementary School, and Williamstown and Spaulding high schools. He served in the Army during WWII. In 1944, he married Mavis Twitchell. He had worked with his father as a truck driver, bulldozer operator and logger. He later worked for the town of Washington as a laborer and road commissioner. He also served as selectman. He was on the Washington Fire Department and served as Orange County deputy sheriff and a Vermont Fish and Game warden. Before retiring, he worked for Barre Town Highway Department. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Carlyn and Chester Jr.; a daughter, Sherry Collins; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; his step-mother; a sister; a brother; five half-brothers; two half-sisters; many nieces and nephews. 

Duhamel, Louise R., 85, of Waterbury, died June 1. Born in 1912 in Brockton, Mass., she was the daughter of Ephraim and Josephine (Lamothe) Noel. She graduated from Brockton High School, attended Notre Dame Academy in Montreal and graduated from Pierce Business School in Boston. In 1941, he married Louis Duhamel. She was employed at WBZ radio station in Boston and later worked as assistant to the food editor at the Boston Herald Traveler. She was also a bookkeeper and was employed at the University of Vermont's Bailey Library. She retired in 1974. She was a member of the St. Andrew's Church. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Paulette Duhamel and Denise Brackett; a son, Peter; three grandchildren; four nieces. 

Ayer, Irene G., 69, of Middlesex, died June 1. She was born in 1929 in Sheffield and graduated from the Brattleboro School of Nursing. She worked at Heaton Hospital in Montpelier, Jones Nursing Home in Montpelier and St. Jude Nursing Home in Barre. In 1955, she married Herbert Ralph Ayer, who died in 1984. she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montpelier. Survivors include two sons, Wesley and Walter; three daughters, Ruth Lamoureux, Darlene Haupt and Vivian R. Raggensack; eight grandchildren; a sister. 

Higgs, Virginia G., 87, of Barre, died June 5. Born in 1910 in Orange, she was the daughter of Clyde Victor Rogers and Elizabeth (Watson) Rogers. She attended elementary school in Orange and graduated from Spaulding High School. She attended the Yale School of Nursing in Connecticut and graduated from New Hampshire Hospital School of Nursing. In 1934, she married Alfred Higgs, who died in 1987. She had worked in nursing until her marriage. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Beth Evaline Bragg; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Bedia, Paulino, 69, of Washington, died June 4. Born in 1928, he was the son of Pedro and Eulalia (Barcena) Bedia. He graduated from Spaulding High School and attended the Air Force Flight School. He operated a farm in Washington and served as part-time Orange County Deputy Sheriff. In 1959, he married Jane Melvin. Survivors include his wife; their children Matthew and Melinda. 

Brown, Robert H., 80, of Bethel, died June 4. Born in 1918 in Danbury, Conn., he was the son of Henry and Margaret (Hancock) Brown. He received his early education in Danbury and graduated from Danbury High School. He had owned and operated a farm in Brookfield, Conn. He moved to Bethel in 1994, making his home with his nephew. He was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Bethel. Survivors include his nephew, Michael Donnelly.

Maynard, Bernard Earl, 68, of Randolph, died June 11. Born in 1930 in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of Alton Maynard and Catherine (Eldred) Wright He attended Walden public schools and worked on the family farm until entering the Army National Guard. In 1955, he married Marilyn Fay Stone. He had worked for the Continental Wiring Co. in Wallingford, Ct. and more recently at a metal foundry in North Haven, Ct. He retired in 1983 and returned to Vermont. He had lived in Cabot before moving to Randolph. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael and David; two brothers; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Huntley, Martha L., 51, of East Calais, died June 10. Born in 1947 in Williamstown, she was the daughter of Ralph and Cecile (Trombly) Dunham. She attended Orange Center Elementary School and Spaulding High School. She was employed as a waitress at Green Mountain Diner and Gil's Diner in Barre and later as a cashier at the Country Store on the Barre-Montpelier Road. In 1967, she married Robert Buzzell. In 1969, she married Merton Huntley, who predeceased her. Since 1973, she and companion Walter Spaulding had lived in Newport. Survivors include two daughters, Connie Lee Foran and Colleen Huntley; three brothers; a half-brother; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

Lafreniere, Robert C., 73, of Barre, died June 7. Born in 1924 in Barre, he was the son of Joseph and Rose (DeCoteau) Lafreniere. He attended school in East Barre and Spaulding High School. He was a veteran of WWII and had owned and operated Summer Street Grocery. He later was employed by Dowling Inc. of St. Albans, retiring in 1984. In 1951, he married Theresa Boisvert, who died in 1994. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Booth; three sons, Steven, David and Michael; eight grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Gilbertson, Azilda M., 84, formerly of Barre, died June 8. She was born in Passumpsic and attended schools in Wells River. She worked as a claims examiner for All-State Insurance Co. in Hartford, Conn. Her husband, Alden Gilbertson died in 1978. Survivors include a daughter, Judith Benson. 

Brown, Olive C., 92, formerly of Barre, died June 11. Born in 1905 in Barre, she was the daughter of Fred and Emma Canton. She attended Barre City schools and graduated from Spaulding High School and Boston University. She was employed by the Rock of Ages Corp. In 1936, she married Thomas J. Brown. They lived in Barre before moving to Burlington, where they owned and operated Motel Brown until 1985. Survivors include two daughters, Veronica Schumacher and Marion Hand; two grandchildren. 

Beaulieu, Lorraine R., 79, of Barre, died June 9. Born in 1918 in Barre, she was the daughter of Daniel and Antoninette (Righini) Ricciarelli. She attended Barre City schools and was a graduate of Spaulding High School. In 1943, she married Gerard Beaulieu, who died March 17. She was employed as a secretary at Barre Chamber of Commerce and later at Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The Beaulieus had staffed the tourist information booth in Barre for many years. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include six cousins, Wayne Calderara, Dorothy Giudici, Phyllis Finnie, Lorraine Mosillo, Paul Reghini and Rose McAllister. 

Sinclair, J. Arnold, 81, of Barre, died June 9. Born in 1917 in Barre, he was the son of Samuel and Martha (Wilson) Sinclair. He attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He served in the Army during WWII. In 1952, he married Carolyn B. Merrill. He was an instrumental music teacher at schools in the central Vermont area and repaired instruments for many years. Most recently he was music teacher at Barre Town Elementary School, and director of the Barre Town Elementary School and Montpelier City bands. He was a member of Barre Congregational Church and affiliated with the Venice United Church of Christ in Venice, Fla. Survivors include his wife; a son, Douglas; two daughters, Martha McFarland and Karen Sinclair; five grandchildren. 

Sellberg, Stella M., of Barre died June 3. She was born in Williamstown, the daughter of Paul and Josephine Provost Beaulieu. She graduated from Spaulding High School and was employed in earlier years as a dental assistant. In 1930, she married E. Conrad Sellberg, who died in 1967. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include a sister, Loria Patterson; a niece and a nephew. 

Puricelli, Enzo, 80, formerly of Barre and more recently of Glens Falls, N.Y., died June 6. Born in 1917 in Barre, he was the son of Biagio and Maria Puricelli. He graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Merchant Marines. He worked in Waldron Shields in Barre and later in Springfield at Fellows Gear Shaper. He moved to Mass. in 1942, where he was employed as a designer before moving to Glens Falls where he worked for General Electric and Kamyr & Kamyr-Neles. He retired in 1982. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Glens Falls. Survivors include his wife, Angeline Puricelli; a daughter, Lois Hartranft; a son, Robert; three grandsons.


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