Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1998

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Richardson, Harold A., 81, of Barre, died June 15. Born in 1917 in Granville, he was the son of Arthur and Flora (Gushea) Richardson. He graduated from Montpelier High School and worked for the Civil Conservation Corps in St. Albans as a young man. He was a stone cutter for 35 years and later a foreman in the granite industry. He retired in 1979. In 1941, he married Margaret Kellet, who died in 1993. They moved to Barre in 1956. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include five sons, James, Michael, Peter, John and Alan; four daughters, Judy DeVries, Mary Lou Richardson, Shonnie Forran and Dianne Richardson; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

Barcomb, Frederick, S., 74, of Graniteville, died June 16. Born in 1924 in Woodbury, he was the son of Sevare and Anna (Gates) Barcomb. He attended schools in Woodbury and Calais and served with the Army during WWII. He was married to Marjorie Kamm and later to Dolores Brozowski. He was a long-distance truck driver for Allied Van Co. of Albany, N.Y. Survivors include five daughters, Roberta Parenteau, Donna Larkins, Alice Owens, Bonney Funaro and Pamela Gladney; three sons, Frederick Jr., Donald and Nick; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; his mother; two sisters; a brother; his companion, Stella French; nieces and nephews. 

Frost, Joyce I., 82, of Groton, died June 12. Born in 1915 in Groton, she was the daughter of George and Vesta (Carpenter) Haskell. Her husband Vern H. Frost Sr., died in 1990. She was a homemaker, a Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church of Groton and author of nine Christian novels. Survivors include a daughter, Myrna Wetmore; a son, Vern Jr.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; four brothers; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Deberville, Robert R., 71, of Washington, died June 17. Born in 1927 in Barre, he was the son of Fay and Doris (Fielder) Deberville. He attended the Washington Village School. In 1949, he married Joan Ann Pelletier. He worked for Rock of Ages Corp. for 35 years. He attended the Washington Universalist Church. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Allen, Howard, Russell and James; a daughter, Ruth; eight grandchildren; three sisters; cousins, nieces, nephews. 

Perrin, Donald, 53, formerly of Barre, died June 17. Born in 1944 in Barre, he was the son of Marcell and Lucy (Moran) Perrin. He graduated from Marian High School and received a degree in dental technology from New York City Community College. In 1965, he married Diane Dufresne. He established Champlain Dental Laboratory in 1968. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jeffrey and Josh; a daughter, Christy Perrin; a grandchild; a brother; a sister; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Stanko, Alice M., 78, of Barre, died June 17. Born in 1920 in Barre, she was the daughter of Ricardo and Attilia (Broggini) Sironi. She graduated from Spaulding High School and from Barre City Hospital School of Nursing. She served in the Army Nurse Corps during WWII. In 1945, she married Joseph, who died in 1986. She was head nurse at Barre City Hospital and a nursing supervisors at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her companion, Angelo Naboni; a brother, Romeo Sironi; her twin, Carrie Bizzozero; nieces and nephews. 

Terry, Paul L., 52, of Montpelier, died June 16. Born in 1945 in Brookfield, Mass., he was the son of Lewis B. and Doris Evelyn (Arsenault) Terry. He graduated from Tantasqua High School in Sturbridge, Mass., earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Mass., Amherst. He served with the Coast Guard. In 1969, he married Christine A. McAllan. He was guidance teacher at U-32 High School and at Randolph Area Vocational Center. More recently he had been guidance director at Lamoille Area Vocational Center in Hyde Park. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Andrea Terry; a son, Michael Terry; his parents; three sisters; one brother; nieces and nephews. 

Genine, Idea C., 89, of Barre, died June 14. Born in 1909 in Barre, she was the daughter of Louis and Venezia (Panella) Ratti. She attended Barre schools. In 1930, she married Costantino Genine. She was employed for many years at Whelan Drug Store in Barre and later at the Wayside Restaurant. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Ernestine Genine; a sister; a half-sister; nieces and nephews. 

Moreau, Paul E., 82, of Barre, died June 17. Born in 1915 in Barnston, Quebec, he was the son of Paul and Marie-Louise (Boivin) Moreau. He attended schools in Barnston. In 1939, he married Cecile Pamela Houle. They moved to Barre in 1954. He was employed at Modern Granite Co. and later established a house painting business, retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Louise Anair; four sons, Roger, Gilles, Michael and Robert; eight grandchildren; two sisters. 

Lacey, Wayne L., 25, of Braintree, died recently. Born in 1972 in Hollywood, CA, he was the son of Wayne and Margie (Sekera) Lacey Sr. He moved to Vermont as a teenager and graduated from Northfield High School and Randolph Vocational Center. He was employed by Mad River Canoe Co. in Waitsfield. Survivors include his mother; his father and stepmother, Wayne and Sandy Lacey; a sister, Jennifer Arbo; maternal grandparents; paternal grandparents; a niece, nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Brown, Robert J., 70, of Bethel, died June 18. Born in 1927 in Yonkers, N.Y., he was the son of Joseph and Katherine (Rapoli) Brown. He was educated at the Ramsey Military Academy in Birmingham, AL, Hastings-On-Hudson High School in N.Y. and Goddard College in Plainfield. He earned a BS in behavioral science and a masters in psychology. He served with the Army during WWII and with the Air Force during the Korean conflict. In 1957, he married Joan Jensen. In 1968, he moved his family to East Hardwick where he purchased a farm and established an adoption program with the Vermont Childrens Aid Society and a teen center. He moved to Maine in the 70s, where he worked in rehabilitation at the Kennebunk High School and the Sea Coast Mental Health Agency in Portsmouth, N.H. He also operated and antique business and a mother, both in Ogunquit, Maine. More recently he wintered in Kissimmee, Fla. and summer with his daughter's family in Bethel. Survivors include his wife; his mother; two daughters, Leslie Sennett and Sandra Danque; a brother; six grandchildren. 

Sartelle, Mary M., 81, of Barre, died June 16. Born in 1917 in Barre, she was the daughter of John and Corina (Bernasconi) Montini. She attended schools in Barre. In 1955, she married Everett Sartelle, who died in 1976. She was employed at M.H. Fishman's Department Store and at Sprague Electric Co. Survivors include a niece, Raella Bueno; a nephew, John Buzzell; great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Webster, Alden Mark, 86, of Danville, died June 18. Born in 1912 in Danville, he was the son of Arthur and Mary (Hodgdon) Webster. He graduated from Danville High School and received a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the University of Vermont. He worked for the New Hampshire-Vermont Breeder's Association and later was a social worker for the New Hampshire Department of Social Welfare. He retired at age 70. His wife, Lou E. Dunbar, died in 1967. Survivors include a daughter, Luvia Webster; a stepson, Merle Jones Sr.; two brothers; a sister; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Hatch, Muriel C., 67, of Northfield, died June 17. Born in 1931 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of John and Minnie (Foster) Croney. She graduated from Northfield High School and attended the Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing. In 1951, she married George W. Hatch, who died in 1993. She worked at the Norwich University Infirmary, retiring in January. She also owned and operated Hatch Berry Patch. She was a member of the Little White Church in So. Northfield. Survivors include four sons, Jerome, Jeffrey, Jonathan and George Jr.; three brothers; two sisters; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Farnham, Dawn C., 46, of Marshfield, died June 17. Born in 1952 in Barre, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Eva (Shepard) Brown Sr. She attended schools in Williamstown and graduated from Barre Vocational Training Center in the monumental drafting program. In 1979, she married Douglas Farnham. She had worked as an artistic draftsman in monumental drafting and owned and operated the New Discovery Custom Memorials in Marshfield. Survivors include her husband; her mother; three sons, Christopher, Patrick and Douglas; one daughter, Tammy; four grandchildren; two brothers; five half-brothers; two sisters; a half-sister; nieces and nephews. 

McCarthy, Yvonne, 82, formerly of Barre, died June 16. Born in Barre, she was the daughter of Marius and Josephine (Didelot) Perrin. She had lived in Barre and Montpelier, moving to Landaff, N.H. 10 years ago. She had been a chef at Mario's Restaurant in Barre and a caterer and chef at Barre Country Club. Survivors include two sons, Tim and Michael; two daughters, Mary Ann Miller and Patricia Erb; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Perkins, Marian W., 92, of Montpelier, died June 23. Born in 1905 in Couseville, Maine, she was the daughter of Jesse and Mary (Clark) Crouse. She attended schools in Crouseville and graduated from Presque Isle (Maine) Normal School in the teacher training program. In 1938, she married Harold Perkins, who died in 1956. She was employed by the federal government and later at Chittenden Trust Co. She retired in 1973. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Richard; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters. 

Graig, Peter John, 19, of Barre, died June 21. Born in 1979 in Berlin, he was the son of Peter and Kathy (Mayo) John. He attended elementary schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. He was employed as a truck driver and furniture mover for Clark's Transportation Co. in Barre. Survivors include his parents; one sister, Jamie John; his paternal grandmother, Enes John; his maternal grandmother, Mona Mayo; his maternal grandfather, Malcolm Mayo; three uncles; five aunts; many cousins. 

Graham, Jamie Foster, 48, of Northfield Falls, died June 24. Born in 1950 in Burlington, he was the son of Foster and Lorraine (Hunt) Graham. He graduated from Burlington High School and attended several colleges. He was recently enrolled in the nursing programs at Norwich University and Castleton State College. He served in the Army during the Persian Gulf War. Survivors include his parents; his companion, Sheila Ruel; four children, Sean, Timothy, Caitlin and Conor; six siblings; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

DuBois, Richard E., 68, of Randolph, died June 20. Born in 1930 in Randolph, he was the son of Fred and Arene (Kidder) DuBois. He graduated from Randolph High School and received a bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. He earned a master's degree from MIT and a degree of professional engineer in civil engineering from both MIT and Sloan School of Business Management. In 1953, he married Nancy Angell. He had been employed at MIT, Glace and Glace of Harrisburg, Pa., Metcalf and Eddy of Boston, Ma., and Tippetts, Abbott, McCarthy and Stratton of New York City. He founded the local engineering firm of DuBois and King in 1961, selling the firm in 1986 when he retired. He was a member of St. John's Church (Episcopal). Survivors include his wife; his mother; a daughter, Jane DeCarlos; three sons, William, Benjamin and Peter; three grandchildren. 

Doucette, Mary B., 75, of Chelsea, died June 18. Born in 1922 in New Salem, Mass., she was the daughter of Roy and Caroline (Shattuck) Allen. She attended a school in central Vermont and also attended Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. She worked at Goodyear Tire in Windsor and at a plastic factory in Lempster, N.H. She later worked as a nurse's aide at several nursing homes in New Hampshire. She had been married to Edward Loura and in 1965, married Gerald Blood Jr., who died in 1988. She married Durwood Doucette in 1990, who died in 1993. She was a member of West Hill Independent Gospel Church in Chelsea. Survivors include two daughters, Nora Loura-Lewis and Carline Payne; two sisters; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Baird, Blanche K., 88, of Montpelier, died June 22. Born in 1909 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of James and Mabel (Grout) Kelley. She graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1935, she married Howard Baird, who died in 1981. She was employed as a secretary at Green Mountain Power Co. and A.G. Baird Construction Co. She was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Baird; two nephews. 

Mosher, Thelma, 76, of Barre Town, died June 21. Born in 1921 in Berlin, Mass., she attended high school in Agawam, Mass. She and her husband, Walter Deane Mosher, lived in West Springfield, Mass. for 43 years. Mr. Mosher died in 1984. Mrs. Mosher moved to Barre Town in 1994. She had worked for Springfield newspapers. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Nancy Mosher; two granddaughters, Katherine and Merideth. 

Billings, Sister M. Paulita, 89, of Montpelier, died June 22. Born in 1909 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Earl and Carla (Theriault) Billings. She received her education in St. Michael's Grade School in Montpelier and graduated from Mount St. Mary High School in Burlington. She entered the Sisters of Mercy of Vermont in 1929 and professed her vows in 1932. She taught primary grades at Cathedral School and Mount St. Mary School in Barre. Survivors include her sisters in religion; a brother, Leslie Billings; several nieces and nephews. 

Forrend, Charles O., 64, of Barre, died June 14. Born in 1934 in Barre, he attended Barre City schools. He served in the Air Force and was a member of the Army National Guard in California. In 1966, he married Julie Landry. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Kelly Phelps and Kim Forrend; two grandsons; a sister; two brothers; several nieces and nephews. 

LaVallee, L. Raymond, 84, of Plainfield, died June 20. Born in 1913 in Worcester, Mass., he was the son of George and Josephine (Snow) LaVallee. He graduated from South High School in Worcester and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He received his master's degree from Toledo University in Ohio and earned a doctorate in economics from Syracuse University in N.Y. He served in the Army during WWII. In 1948, he married Lois Merrix. He was a professor of economics for most of his life. He taught at Goddard College in Plainfield before retiring. Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Shirley Carroll and Arlene Winter; three nephews. 

Bolduc, Maurice A., 70, of Montpelier, died June 23. Born in 1928 in Taftville, Conn., he was the son of Henry and Marie Louise (Maurice) Bolduc. He was educated in Middlesex schools. He served in the National Guard in Germany during the Korean War. He had been employed by Walker Motors. In 1953, he moved to Manchester, N.H. and later to Epsom, where he owned and operated Moe's Truck Service and Repairs for many years. He retired in 1996. Survivors include two sons, Denis and David; three grandchildren; a sister; a brother; several nieces and nephews. 

Eustis, William K., 36, of Brookfield, died June 18. Born in Japan, he was the son of Ralph and Merry Eustis. After returning to the United States, he went to school in Silver Spring, Md., and New York City. He graduated from Tabor Academy in Marion, Ma. and attended Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. He began a cable business 17 years ago. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Ralph; his grandfather, Norman Hodgson; a long-time companion, Lisa Michel.

Pollard, David W., 52, formerly of Montpelier and more recently from Gambrills, MD, died June 22. Born in 1946 in Montpelier, he attended Montpelier schools. He served in the Navy from 1946 to 1968. He had been employed by Giant Food Bakery since 1968. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Odenton, MD. Survivors include his wife, Rose M. Pollard; a daughter, Christin Long; a son, Brian; a grandson; two sisters; two brothers. 

Genini, Costantino, 93, of Barre, died June 26. Born in 1904 in Cresciano, Switzerland, he was the son of Generoso and Ernesta (Fontana) Genini. He attended schools in Switzerland and served in the Swiss Army. He moved to Barre in 1928. In 1930, he married Ida Crugnola who died June 14, 1998. He was employed in the granite industry for 63 years, retiring in 1991 from North Barre Granite Co. Survivors include a daughter, Ernestine Genini; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

LePage, Martha B., 79, of Barre Town, died June 28. Born in 1918 in Milton, she was the daughter of Arthur and Carrie (Wells) Baker. She graduated from Milton High School and from the University of Vermont with a degree in classical languages. Her husband, C. Charles LePage, predeceased her. She worked for the Vermont Department of Libraries until retiring in 1981. Survivors include two sons, Stephen and Douglas; a daughter, Jeanne E. McCool; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Hovey, Earl F., 79, of East Hardwick, died July 1. Born in 1918 in Hardwick, he was the son of John and Florence (Little) Hovey. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He operated a farm in East Hardwick until 1981. Survivors include his wife, Doris (Searles) Hovey; a sister, Laura Tucker; two nieces and a nephew. 

White, Craige M., 85, of Walden, died June 30. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Earle and Louise (Dorr) White. In 1937, he married Lillian Flannigan. He retired from General Electric Co. in Lynn, Mass. in 1975. He and his wife had lived in Walden for the past 19 years. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Susan Holmes and Diane Alexander; a sister; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. 

Martin, Robert B., 59, of Northfield, died June 27. Born in 1939 in New London, Conn., he was the son of Robert and Estelle (Whitford) Martin Sr. He graduated from Ledyard High School in Ledyard, Conn., and studied carpentry at trade school. He was a master carpenter. In 1958, he married Patricia Blodgett. He had worked as a carpenter in Connecticut and in the late 1970s, bought North Main Street, a car service station. He had operated the station for the past 18 years. Survivors include five sons, Robert III, Jeffrey, Mark, Patrick and Timothy; a daughter, Doreen Langley; 14 grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Bagshaw, Dorothy M., 92, of Duxbury, died June 27. Born in 1906 in Hartford, Conn., she was the daughter of Frank and Annie (Osborne) Marvin. She attended schools in Hartford. Her husband, Clarence Bagshaw, died in 1965. She had lived in FL, moving to Vermont in 1997 to be near her family. Survivors include her sister, Lillian Harvey; three nieces, Lillian Griffith, Violet Sherman and Dorothy Merchant. 

Connelly, Daniel J., 79, of Barre, died June 26. Born in 1919 in Lawrence, Mass., he was the son of Dennis and Rosetta Connelly. He attended schools in North Andover, Mass. and served with the Air Force during WWII. He graduated from Boston College. He had worked for the Social Security Administration in the Rutland area and was later transferred to the Montpelier area, retiring in 1981. In 1970, he married Doris Gregoire. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include his wife; two brothers, his twin John Connelly and Dennis Connelly; three sisters, Justine Sanborn, Frances Walsh and Kathleen Burke; nieces and nephews. 

Knight, John D., 84, a summer resident of Woodbury, died June 28. Born in 1914 in Taunton, Mass., he was the son of Will and Fanny (Hunt) Knight. He graduated from Cambridge High and Latin School in Mass., and St. Louis University's Parks Air College in MO with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He was a pilot for Pan Am World Airways, retiring in 1974. Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Park) Knight; four children, Jay Knight, Rilla Roberson, Ralph Knight and Rich Knight; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. 

Stirling, Marguerite J., 89, formerly of Barre and more recently of MD, died June 27. Born in 1909 in Montreal, Canada, she was the daughter of John Jacob and Emilie (Holl) Reutter. She attended the Mackay School for the Deaf in Montreal. In 1941, she married James Stirling Jr., who died in 1976. They had lived in Barre prior to her husband's death. She moved to MD in 1993. She had worked at Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and was also a seamstress and homemaker. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Rev. James S. Stirling III; two daughters, Barbara A. Willigan and Lynn O. Stirling; five grandchildren; four sisters; a brother; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Leppanen, Kathleen M., 90, of Barre, died June 28. Born in 1908 in Barre, she was the daughter of Burton and Susan (Reavy) Humphrey. She graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1934, she married John Leppanen, who died in 1987. She had been a grade school teacher in Berlin and Riverton and she and her husband had owned North Barre Granite Co. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a daughter, Joan Daddieco; a grandson, Richard Daddieco; a great-grandson; many nieces and nephews.

Boles, John O., 65, of Sharon, died July 14. Born in 1933 in South Royalton, he was the son of John and Elizabeth (Rowell) Boles. He attended schools in South Royalton and served in the Army during the Korean War. He delivered grain, worked at the Eastern State Farmers Exchange store in So. Royalton, and for Howard Sobel Inc. and C&J Transports, both in Sharon. He was also employed at the Agway Store in So. Royalton and White River Jct. He was married to Marilyn Barnaby. Survivors include four daughters, Susan Mattern, Sheila Boles, Sandra Boles and Shelley Adams; one son, Stuart Boles; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven brothers; one sister; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Schlueter, Gertrude R., 85, of Northfield Falls, died July 11. Born in 1912 in Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of Gregory and Josephine Jurkiewicz Bethke. She attended schools in Milwaukee. In 1935, she married Clement Schlueter, who died in 1995. They had moved to Northfield in 1989. She had worked at the Newton Savings Bank in Newton, Mass. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Survivors include four sons, Phillip, John, James and Gregory; one daughter, Carole Hendler; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Phelps, John F., Sr., 80, of Hardwick, died July 14. Born in 1917 in Elmore, he was the son of Edward and Julie (Draper) Phelps. He attended public schools in Wolcott and Morrisville. He was employed as an aide at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury and later as a lumberjack and worked in sawmills throughout northern Vermont. He retired in the early 60s. Survivors include a son, John Jr.; a daughter, Marion Lawrence; a brother; a step-brother; two sisters; a step-sister; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Norris, Muriel E., 97, of Greensboro, died July 8. Born in 1908 in Whiting, Ind., she was the daughter of Benjamin S. and Caroline (Schrage) Place. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. She also did graduate work in biochemistry at the University of Chicago and attended Wharton School of Business at the University of PA. She was employed at the family-owned bank in Whiting, IN and later worked in technical and administrative positions with the Orange Crush Co. in Chicago, Roessler and Hasslacher Chemical Co. in N.J. and N.Y. and with the DuPont Company in N.Y. and Delaware. In 1946, she married Frederick Heinz Norris, who died in 1987. After retirement in 1977, they moved to Greensboro. She was a member of the Greensboro Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Norris-Baker; a son, Charles; four grandchildren. 

Belden, Evelyn L., 89, formerly of Barre, died July 5. Born in 1909 in Barre, she was the daughter of Frederick Day Ladd and Mary Wilcox Ladd. She graduated from Spaulding High School and from Mt. Holyoke College in Mass. She worked in the registrar's office at Smith College in Mass., before retiring. Survivors include a son, Sanford; two daughters, Mary Williams and Martha Kleinerman; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

David, Gerard H., 69, of Randolph, died July 12. Born in 1928 in Valcourt, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of Origene and RosEmma (Gravelle) David. He attended schools in Canada and Vermont and became a naturalized citizen in 1975. He was a truck driver for the Leriche Farm in Wolcott and later worked as a self-employed carpenter in Canada, Vermont and Massachusetts. He was more recently employed as a boiler operator at the Ethan Allen Furniture Co. in Randolph. In 1972, he married Mattie Belleville, who died in April. He was a member of Sts. Donatian and Rogatian Church. Survivors include four step-sons, John, Henry, Lawrence and Neil Manning; five step-daughters, Wanda Andrews, Christine Bean, Marie Dewey, Joyce Small and Gloria Therrien; 47 step-grandchildren; more than 160 step-great-grandchildren; more than 50 step-great-great-grandchildren; seven brothers; five sisters; many nieces and nephews. 

Rossiter, George M., 74, longtime summer resident of Calais, died July 12. Born in 1923 in Glen Ridge, N.J., he was the son of Harry and Winona (Miller) Rossiter. He graduated from Jenkintown High School in Jenkintown, PA and received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware. He served in the Marines during WWII. He had been employed at Minneapolis Honeywell's Industrial Division and later at the Crane Company in Manchester, N.H. In 1966, he began working for Markem Corp., becoming vice president in 1977. He retired in 1990. He had owned a summer home in Maple Corner since 1947. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna (Eckstrom) Rossiter; a son, Tod; a daughter, Christine Rossiter; a grandson; nieces and nephews. 

Downing, Wesley A., 74, of Barre, died July 14. Born in 1924 in Chelsea, he was the son of Harry and Lela (Burnham) Downing. He attended schools in Chelsea and served in the Army during WWII. He was employed at the Vermont Copper Mines in South Strafford and worked as a carpenter and brick and stone mason. He also operated a fish delivery route and repaired small engines. Survivors include his companion, Esther Johnson; two sisters, Nina Lyford and Mildred Rogers; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Morel, Rose Alma, 86, of Barre, died July 11. Born in 1912 in Websterville, she was the daughter of Onisene and Apoline (Arseneau) Marceau. She attended schools in Northfield. In 1932, she married Leo Morel, who died in 1958. She was employed at the former Sprague Electric Co. and later in Barre and Montpelier nursing homes. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include two sons, Paul and Eugene; four daughters, Marie Louise Joyal, Theresa Lewis, Anita Soucy and Betty Ann Morel; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother; several nieces and nephews. 

Copeland, Jeraldine, 68, of Waterbury Center, died July 17. Born in 1931 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Louis and Celia (Cohen) Adler. She attended schools in Brooklyn, moving to Vermont after graduation. In 1949, she married Stanley Copeland, who died in 1986. She had worked as a waitress, a bookkeeper and more recently as a secretary for the Vermont State Forest and parks, retiring in 1997. Survivors include a daughter, Jodi Grout; a son, Stanley; five grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Giuliani, Peter, 91, of Montpelier, died July 11. Born in 1907 in Benabbio Province of Tuscany, Italy, he was the son of John and Caterina (Tolemei) Giuliani. He immigrated to the United States and settled in Barre in 1912. He graduated from Montpelier High School and was employed by Marr and Gordon granite manufacturers in Barre. He later read law with attorney Fred Gleason and was admitted to the Vermont Bar in 1928. He had several years of private practice before joining the law department at National Life Insurance Co. He retired in 1971. He had served in the Marine Corps, served in the Vermont General Assembly and as judge of the Montpelier Municipal Court. In 1943, he married Pauline Provost, who died in 1985. Survivors include two sons, J. Paul and Peter A.; six grandchildren. 

Morrison, Lois M., 94, of East Montpelier, died July 10. Born in 1903 in Chelsea, Mass., she was the daughter of William and Annie (Brooks) Moody. She was educated in Chelsea schools. In 1924, she married George Morrison, who died in 1963. She was the senior activities director at the Woonsocket, R.I. YWCA and was active in the Woonsocket Baptist Church. She retired in 1973 and moved to East Montpelier. Survivors include a son, Alan; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Moore, Erlene, 88, of East Peacham and formerly of Barre, died July 11. Born in 1908, she was the daughter of J. Alva and Orpha (Holt) Littel. She attended schools in Barre, graduating from Spaulding High School and later from the University of Vermont. Her husband, Comer Francis Moore, died in 1986. She taught at Peacham Academy and was a member of Peacham Congregational Church. Survivors include three sons, Stephen, Kenneth and Donald; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Smith Sue B., 76, of Waitsfield, died July 14. Born in 1922 in New York City, she was the daughter of Alfred and Sue (Hawes) Barth. She graduated from Colorado University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and later earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Plattsburgh State University and a master's degree from the University of Buffalo. In 1953, she married Alfred Smith, who died in 1959. She had worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and for Monsanto. She was employed as a school psychologist at the Lewiston Porter School in Lewiston, N.Y. and retired in 1986 and moved to Waitsfield. Survivors include a daughter, Susan (Smith) Wade; a granddaughter, Emma Elizabeth; a brother, Irving Barth Jr. 

Deforge, Kilynne N., 23 days old, died July 15. Born June 22, 1998, she was the daughter of Jeffrey Deforge and Kris Bell. Survivors include her parents; a sister, Kelby Bell; a brother, Seth Bell; paternal grandparents, Lynn and Sharon Barrows; maternal grandparents, Bonnie and Lawrence Cane. 

Holmes, Frances E., 87, of Montpelier, died July 15. Born in 1910 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Henry and Nellie (Thurston) Holmes. She graduated from Montpelier High School and Mount Holyoke College. She retired in 1971 after 30 years of employment with the Agency Department of National Life Insurance Co. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include several cousins.


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