Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1998

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Morse, Ralph C., 91, of Duxbury, died July 20. Born in 1907 in Duxbury, he was the son of Clyde and Mary (Thompson) Morse. He attended schools in Duxbury. In 1927, he married Sylvia Goad, who died in 1983. He was employed by the Demeritt Co. in Waterbury, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Waterbury Congregational Church. He had been moderator for the town of Duxbury and a representative to the Vermont State Legislature. Survivors include a son, Wade; a daughter, Barbara Marshall; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law; nieces and nephews. 

McKay, Duncan G., Jr., 38, of Williamstown, died July 18. Born in 1960 in Barre, he was the son of Duncan and Judith (McTaggart) McKay Sr. He attended Orange schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He had served in the Army and the Vermont Army National Guard. He was employed by Nicom Seal Coating in Berlin. Survivors include a son, Eric Chaloux; his parents; maternal grandmother, Marjorie McKay; a sister, Kathryn Lamson; a niece, a nephew, uncles, aunts and cousins. 

Daniels, Charles Harry, 75, of Northfield, died July 21. Born in 1923 in Chelsea, he was the son of Harry and Flossie (Ward) Daniels. He attended Northfield schools and served in the Marine Corps during WWII. In 1947, he married Margaret Jean Viens. He worked as a stonecutter for Nativi and Sons Granite Co. in Barre, retiring in 1978. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Lawrence, Richard and Martin; a daughter, Charlene Finn; two brothers; four sisters; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Nichols, Marie T., 50, of Stowe, died July 21. Born in 1948 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Marie and Edward Martin. She graduated from Martin VanBuren High School in Queens, N.Y. She worked for Peter Dresser Real Estate and later owned and operated Edelweiss Store and Decisions Decisions, both in Stowe. Most recently she worked at Topnotch Spa and Resort. Survivors include her husband, John; four children, J.C., Danielle, Morgan and Katie; two sisters; a brother; many nieces and nephews. 

Purdue, Dorla J., 58, of East Calais, died July 23. Born in 1940 in Fairfax, she was the daughter of Owen and Beulah (Lahue) Eldred. She attended schools in Middlesex and graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1967, she married Lawrence Purdue. She worked at Sprague Electric and the Ready Plastic Company. She then became self-employed care giver in the Washington County area. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Keith and Michael; two sisters; five brothers. 

Twombly, Julia B., 91, of Barre, died July 18. Born in 1906 in Hadded, Lebanon, she was the daughter of Beshara and Eva (Daniels) Shadroui. She attended schools in Barre City. Survivors include three sons, Norberto Garcia, Daniels Garr and Oliver Twombly; two daughters, Eva Revis and Teresa Rose; a brother; a sister; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Martin, Raymond O., 74, of Moretown, died July 20. Born in 1923 in North Calais, he was the son of Orvis and Linnie (Foster) Martin. He attended schools in Calais. In 1940, he married Loretta Daignault, who died in 1983. He worked in the textile business in Northfield and Montpelier woolen mills for many years. He owned and operated his farm on Cox Brook Road and farmed for Paul Bean in Northfield. Survivors include three sons, Joseph, Laurence and Wayne; a brother; a half-sister; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Walker, Ruth D., 74, of Montpelier, died July 23. Born in 1924 in Shaftsbury, she was the daughter of Bernard and Cora (Belcher) Dow. She graduated from the Burr and Burton Seminary in Manchester and from the Eastman Dental School in Rochester, N.Y. She had worked for Dr. J. Arthur Walker and Dr. Eric Anderson, retiring in 1993. In 1948, she married George C. Walker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barre. Survivors include her husband; a son, Peter; a daughter, Cynthia Parzych; three grandchildren; a brother; several nieces and nephews. 

Murray, Richard W., Sr., 69, of Sharon, died July 17. Born in 1928 in Tunbridge, he was the son of George and Anna (Nichols) Murray. He attended school in Tunbridge and graduated from South Royalton High School. He served in the Navy. In 1950, he married Lorita Dustin. He worked at Sharon Trading Post, at Cone Automatic Machine Co. and was a farmer in Stafford. He also operated the Hartford Shell Station, was a mechanic for L.L. Reed farm machinery and drove mail truck for Daniels Trucking Lebanon, N.H. He was a member of the Sharon Volunteer Fire Dept. and had served as road commissioner. Survivors include his wife; a son, Richard Jr.; two brothers; three grandchildren. 

Lathrop, Thelma M., 87, of Northfield Falls, died July 22. Born in 1911 in Graniteville, she was the daughter of Alfred and Lulu Belle (Ricker) Jenkins. She graduated from Spaulding High School and from the Barre City Hospital School of Nursing. She had worked as a registered nurse at the Barre City Hospital and was a private duty nurse for many years, retiring in 1974. In 1939, she married Roland Lathrop, who died 1974. Survivors include a daughter, Carole Renner; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law Charlene Lathrop; nieces and nephews. 

Tucker, Bruce M., 37, of Lower Graniteville, died July 21. Born in 1961 in Barre City, he was the son of William and Marilyn (Lawliss) Turner. He attended Barre Town Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School. He also graduated from the Art Institute of Boston and had been employed as an illustrator and graphic artist in the advertising field in Boston. More recently he had been a free lance illustrator from his home. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Lori Canas; a niece; maternal grandmother; paternal grandmother; an uncle; an aunt; cousins. 

Plastridge, Theron H., 97, of Northfield, died July 20. Born in 1901 in Northfield, he was the son of Wallace and Lizzie (Holden) Plastridge. He grew up on the family farm and attended Northfield schools. In the 1920s, he married Edna Phillips, who died in the early 1940s. In 1945, he married Dorothy Kendall Holmes, who died in 1972. In 1974, he married Marion Ellicott, who died in 1988. He served in the Army during WWII. He operated the family's ice business, worked for Central Vermont Railroad and later became an insurance agent for Prudential Life Insurance Co. After WWII, he worked in the stone sheds in Northfield and later was a salesman for Capital Candy Co. Survivors include six step-children, Nancy Hebert, Lois Hebert, Dorothy Haggan, Lucie Bridges, Ruth Caton and Charles Ellicott; a nephew. 

Stoddard, Kenneth A., 74, of Craftsbury, died July 22. Born in 1923 in Wolcot, he was the son of Albian and Myrtle (Hall) Stoddard. He attended schools in Wolcott. He was a self-employed logger. Survivors include two brothers, Neil and Wayne; nieces and nephews. 

Martin, Ida J., 93, of Plainfield, died July 19. Born in 1904 in Plainfield, she was the daughter of Frank and Bernice (Kiser) Martin. She attended Maple Hill School and graduated from Plainfield High School. She was employed as a spinner at the woolen mills in Lawrence, Mass. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Plainfield. Survivors include three cousins, Bernard Kiser, Clayton Martin and Marion Shea. 

Barton, Nigel A., 41, of Northfield, died July 18. He was born in 1956 in Newbury, England. In 1992, he married Diane LaRock. He was a chef for many years before retiring due to ill health. Survivors include his wife; two step-daughters, Crystal Street and Angela Street; his stepfather, Domenic Ciurleo; a special friend, Keith Griffith.

Bagalio, Paul, 88, of Barre, died July 29. Born in 1910 in Barre Town, he was the son of Pasquale and Maria (Tamborini) Bagalio. He attended schools in East Barre and Websterville. He began working at the Wells Lamson Quarry in 1930, retiring in 1975. In 1933, he married Mildred Donahue. He was a former member of St. Sylvester church and a member of St. Monica Church in Barre. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Daniel and John; four daughters, Irene Bagalio, Paula Bagalio, Barbara Seaver and Rita Roy; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Cayia, James, 75, of Berlin, died July 27. Born in 1923 in Barre, he was the son of Henry and Nettie (Henry) Cayia. He attended Barre schools and served in the Army during WWII. He was employed as a cook for 30 years at Howard Johnson's Restaurant and at other area restaurants. In 1970, he married Dorothy Laird Ringgenberg. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Patricia Ringgenberg; a son, Edward; two sisters; a half-brother several nieces and nephews. 

Putvain, Joseph Francis, 74, of Woodbury, died July 29. Born in 1924 in Barre, he was the son of Gabriel and Augusta (Montgomery) Putvain. He attended public schools in Woodbury and Calais. He served in the Army during WWII. From 1984 until he retired, he was employed in the Stowe area clearing land. He was a member of the Woodbury United Methodist Church and a former member of the Woodbury Fire Department. In 1946, he married Dena Davison. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Bruce, Bradley and Bryan; two daughters, Bonita Patoine and Bethany Noyes; a brother; three sisters; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Berno, Josephine G., 62, of Montpelier, died July 25. Born in 1936 in Brookfield, she was the daughter of Elton and Bertha (Hart) Berno. She was educated in Northfield schools and graduated from Northfield High School. She was a private duty nurses aide in California and later was a housekeeper at Vermont College. Survivors include a sister, Eleanor Brousseau; a brother, Elsworth Berno; two nieces and two nephews. 

Robarge, Gladys E., 91, of Hardwick, died July 27. Born in 1906 in North Hyde Park, she was the daughter of David and Josie (Ingalls) Trudeau. She attended schools in Hyde Park and Morrisville and graduated from Peoples Academy. In 1927, she married Cecil Robarge. She was employed at Hardwick Wear Knitters and by the Hardwick school lunch program. She was a member of St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Claire Houghton and Cecily Powers; a sister; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Oldmixon, Lillian, 75, of Montpelier, died July 28. Born in 1922 in West Roxbury, Mass., she was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah (Burns) Russell. She was employed for more than 30 years as a legal secretary for the law firm Kneeland, Kydd and Handy in Boston. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Reading and Bethany United Church of Christ in Montpelier. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Chester Oldmixon; two daughters, Susan Stephen and Amy Jones; two sisters; four grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

French, J. Cyril, 75, of Plainfield, died July 30. Born in 1922 in Plainfield, he was the son of Cyril and Evangeline (Maker) French. He attended elementary school in Plainfield and graduated from Plainfield High School. He served in the Navy and in 1946, married Beverly Campbell. He and his wife operated the French Family Farm in Plainfield and also owned and operated the Winooski Proved Sire Service. From 1968 until retirement in 1985, he worked as a livestock inspector for the state of Vermont. Survivors include his wife; a son, Wilber and his wife Janet; three grandchildren; one sister; nieces. 

Parker, Wayne F., 81, formerly of Barre, died July 19. Born in Morrisville, he was the son of Harold and Susan Louise (Hudson) Magoon. The family moved to Barre, where he attended school and graduated from Spaulding High School. He served in the Navy and was a park ranger for the Forestry Service of Vermont. He later became a tradesman in shipbuilding and home and barn building and also an electrician and plumber. He also worked as a bus driver for Vermont Transit. Survivors include two daughters, Carrie O'Hare and Sharon Carrier; one son, Lawrence O'Hare; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother; a sister; six nieces and nephews. 

Trottier, Charles A., 66, of Barre, died July 28. Born in 1932 in St. Sebastien, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of Cyrille and Agnes (Paradis) Trottier. His family moved to Barre where he attended St. Monica Graded School and graduated from Spaulding High School. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. In 1957, he married Patricia O'Brien. In 1984, he married Nancy Gagne. He was employed as a sandblaster by North Barre Granite Co. and had worked at Twin City Sandblast until he retired due to ill health. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Lynn Trottier and Shawn Gagne; two sons, Charles Jr. and Robert; six grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Boudreau, Armand L., 98, of Barre, died July 24. Born in 1900 in Iberville, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Damase Boudreau. The family moved to St. Albans where he attended the Holy Angels School. He became an accountant at Central Vermont Railroad Inc., retiring in 1962. In 1925, he married Bernadette Rheaume, who died in 1985. They had moved to Barre in 1984. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a daughter, Theresa (Mrs. Robert) Weeks; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother; nieces and nephews.

Knight, Shirley J., 90, formerly of East Calais, died July 21. Born in 1907 in East Calais, she was the daughter of Delbert and Limmie (Douglas) Persons. She received her education in East Calais. She married George Knight. They had lived in Lyndonville, Calais, North Springfield and Grafton. She moved to Windham 12 years ago. She was a weaver for several wool mills in the area. Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Allen, William S., Sr., 73, of Barre Town, died Aug. 3. Born in 1924 in Barre, he was the son of Sheldon and Helen (Cumming) Allen. He graduated from Spaulding High School and later from the National Youth Administration Radio Technician School. In 1943, he became an apprentice machinist at his family's business, the Granite City Tool Co. in Barre. He moved to Minn., and became territorial salesman for the Granite City Tool Co. In 1956, he returned to the company in Barre, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife, Deloris (Neidhart) Allen; two sons, William Jr. and Jeffrey Allen; two daughters, Deborah Dinagan and Susan Mascola; six grandchildren; a brother; several cousins. 

Barnett, Raymond L., 83, formerly of Cabot and more recently of Cornish, N.H., died July 25. Born in 1915 in Cabot, he was the son of Lester and Lila (Urban) Barnett. In 1947, he married Mable Whitcher. He was employed doing maintenance and custodian work at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Jct., Dartmouth College and Rockdale's He retired in 1976 from Tambrands Inc. Survivors include his wife; a stepson, Leon Shatney; a step-daughter, Eula Bowley; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Cano, Florence, 74, of Montpelier, died Aug. 1. Born in 1923 in Lincoln, Neb., she was the daughter of Edmund and Clara (Bechtel) Studer. She attended business school in Lincoln and Hunters College in New York City. She served with the Navy during WWII. In 1945, she married Stephen Cano. They operated Steve's Market on Barre Street. She was a member of St. Augustine's Church. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Joyce Allard; three sons, Stephen, Victor and Edmund; a brother; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. 

Melendy, Evangeline, 72, of Northfield, died Aug. 6. Born in 1925 in Johnson, she was the daughter of Walter and Annie (Holcomb) Whitcomb and attended schools in Johnson and Spaulding High School. In 1944, she married Warren Melendy, who died in 1978. She was a homemaker, worked for the Sprague Electric Company and was a member of Hedding United Methodist Church of Barre. Survivors include three sons, Andrew, Stephen and Bruce; four daughters, Sherla Forgette-Melendy, Diane Bishop, Joanne Tremblay and Carole Noury; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother; a step-sister and cousins. 

Marshall, Lila M., 85, of Waterbury Center, died Aug. 3. Born in 1913 in Stowe, she was the daughter of Leon and Bessie (Hoisington) Shephard. She attended schools in Stowe and was employed as a cook by the Mount Mansfield Co. in Stowe. Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Marshall; two sons, Ray and Roy; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews. Her husband, Ralph Marshall, predeceased her. 

Churchill, Dorothy Jean, 62, of Cabot, died Aug. 6. Born in 1936 in Woodbury, she was the daughter of Harry and Helen (Keene) Wellman. She attended schools in Woodbury, Marshfield and Cabot, graduating from Cabot High School. In 1954, she married Payson Churchill. Survivors include her mother; her husband; a daughter, Karen Dodge; three sons, Brian, Jason and James; seven grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters; one aunt; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Peck, Stanley H., 76, of Chelsea, died July 31. Born in 1921 in Plainville, Conn., he was the son of Howard and Mary (Usher) Peck. He attended schools in Connecticut. In 1956, he married Elizabeth Sprague. They operated farms in Roxbury, Williamstown and Fort Ann. He was employed by Agri-Mark Milk Co-op. Survivors include three sons, Lee, Howard and Gregory; three granddaughters; a grandson; several nieces and nephews. 

Tosi, Nelson, 75, of Berlin, died Aug. 5. Born in 1922 in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Giacomo and Giaconda (Capagli) Tosi. He came to Barre in 1935 with his family. He served with the Navy during WWII. In 1947, he married Rita DiBari. He had worked for Beck & Beck Granite Co. and later he purchased Perrin's Custom Sandblast with Charles Calcagni. In 1962, he established Tosi's Custom Sandblast and operated it until retirement in 1989. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include his wife; two son, Thomas and Todd; a daughter, Lynda Tosi Gaydos; six grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nephews and cousins. 

Leach, Rodney H., III, 17, of Stannard, died Aug. 3. He attended Barre schools and Craftsbury Academy. He was employed on road maintenance by the town of Greensboro. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Kara and Kimber; two brothers, Joshua and Matthew; maternal grandfather, David Day; paternal grandparents, Rodney and Barbara Leach; aunts, uncles and a nephew. 

Alexander, Wendell K., II, 27, of Barre, died July 31. Born in 1971 in Worcester, he was the son of Nancy Springer and Donald Alexander. Survivors include his mother; his father and stepmother, Barb; two sisters, Sherry Bergstrom and Terry Springer; a grandmother, Virginia Hebert; a half-brother; two half-sisters; a step-brother; a step-sister; a nephew; three nieces; aunts, uncles and cousins; a close friend, Ed Dunn. 

Walker, Mary, 87, formerly of Chelsea, died Aug. 3. Born in 191 in Chelsea, she was the daughter of E. Ralph and Alice (Chase) Walker. She graduated from Lyndon Normal School and received a bachelor's degree from Castleton College. She taught elementary school in Marshfield, Chelsea, South Strafford, Brookfield, Sunderland and Shaftsbury. She was a member of the Westhill Methodist Church in Chelsea. Survivors include a sister, Ruth Moulton; a brother, Kenneth Walker; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Berry, Victor D., 86, of Barre, died July 31. Born in 1911 in Calais, he was the son of Henry and Nellie (Laundry) Berry. He attended schools in Calais. He served in the Army during WWII. He was married to Helen Dailey, who predeceased him. He later married Viola Shatney, who is also deceased. Survivors include a son, Francis; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Stoddard, Thurman P., 73, of Bethel, died Aug. 5. Born in 1925 in Bethel-Lympus, he was the son of Edgar and Marjorie Stoddard. He served in the Marines during WWII. Survivors include his wife, Frances (Coursey) Stoddard; three sons, Marty, Terrance and Thurman; five daughters, Fawn, Vinita, Bunny, Vicky and Cherylyn; two step-daughters, Helena Nicklaw and Katrina Porch; two sisters; several grandchildren. 

Aube, Blanche M., 87, of Barre, died Aug. 7. Born in 1911 in Dalton, N.H., she was the daughter of Joseph and Rosalie (Pilotte) Landry. She attended schools in Whitefield, N.H. In 1935, she married Leonide Aube, who died in 1981. She was employed by Sprague Electric, the Army Navy Store and the Times Argus. She was a member of the St. Monica Church. Survivors include three daughters, Gloria Aube, Seymone (Mrs. Paul) Roberts and Lucille (Mrs. James) Heinzelman; a son, Leonard; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers. 

Rogers, John C., 60, of Montpelier, died Aug. 9. Born in 1937 in Burlington, he was the son of Raymond and Viola (Gelinas) Rogers. Survivors include his wife, Joyce (Smith) Rogers; a brother, Arnold Rodier; two sisters, Patricia Mongeon and Ann Rogers; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Wiley, Robert, 75, of Montpelier, died Aug. 11. Born in 1940 in Ridgewood, N.H., he graduated from Ridgewood High School and later from Lehigh University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a certified public accountant. He had lived in Wyckoff, N.J. before moving to Montpelier. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Wyckoff. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Wiley and Susanne DiLeo; a sister; four grandchildren; an aunt; several nieces and nephews. 

Baker, Logan D., 82, of Stowe, died Aug. 9. Born in 1916 in Morristown, he was the son of Hezekiahand Glenna (Perry) Baker. He served in the Army during WWII. In 1957, he married Lillian Baker, who predeceased him. He was employed by Atlas Plywood as a machine mechanic and was also an automotive mechanic. Survivors include two stepsons, Gordon Sweetser and Bruce Sweetser; three brothers, Steve, Douglas and Eugene; a sister, Maxine Stacey; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. 

Tetreault, Raoul A., 85, of Barre, died Aug. 11. Born in 1913 in Weedon, Quebec, he was the son of George and Rose-Alba (Fournier) Tetreault. He attended schools in Weedon. In 1949, he married Cora Maillot, who died in 1972. In 1973, he married Marie Rose Richard. He was employed as a stone cutter, retiring from Thurber Granite Co. in 1976. Survivors include his wife; six stepsons, Laurence, Denis, Lionel, Alfred, Henryk and Julian Richard; four step-daughters, Rolanda Patoine, Rosalind Richard-Florucci, Rochelle Richard and Renette Richard; 31 step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters. 

Sarazin, Michael J., 41, of Vershire, died Aug. 8. Born in 1957 in Barre, he was the son of Maurice and Jeanette Sarazin. In 1986, he married Mary (Levin) Sarazin. Survivors include three daughters, Brandi, Holly and Megan; a son, Brandon; three sisters; a brother; three nephews and three nieces. 

Boutin, Nicholas J., 11, of Williamstown, died Aug. 8. Born in 1987 in Berlin, he was born to Kenneth and Christine Boutin. He went to school in Williamstown, where he played the saxophone for the school band and played basketball for the WYSA. He loved riding his bicycle and dirt bike, swimming, and his dog, Muggsy. He is survived by his father and mother; his stepfather, Paul Pion; his sister, Angela; stepbrother, Tyler; stepsister, Thea Pion; grandparents; aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Weal, Dorothy, 84, of Berlin, died Aug. 10. Born in 1914 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Mary Sophia Ryan and James Michael Dalton. In 1937, he married Jonas Francis Parsons, they divorced. She worked as a waitress and cleaning person, retiring at age 70. Survivors include a son, Howard; a daughter, Shirley Davis; two sisters; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;two great-great-grandchlidren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Craig, Philip A., 86, of Barre, died Aug. 13. Born in 1911 in Barre, he was the son of Adam and Lillie (Philip) Craig. He attended Barre schools, graduating from Spaulding High School. He graduated from Massachusetts State College with an MA in the horticulture program. He had worked at Emslie's Greenhouse and then began a career with the U.S. Post Office in Barre, first as clerk and later as a letter carrier. He retired in 1971. He was a veteran of WWII. In 1945, he married Olivia McKnight. Following his retirement, he and his wife were park managers at Groton State Park and Crystal Lake Park in Groton. He was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, David; a daughter, Priscilla Maxfield; four grandchildren; a brother; two nieces. 

Frattini, Thomas M., 49, formerly of Montpelier and more recently of Sudbury, died Aug. 11. Born in 1949 in Montpelier, he was the son of Louis and Barbara (McKnight) Frattini. He attended the Brandon Training School and enjoyed music, television, reading books and telling Bible stories. Survivors include his parents; three brothers, William, Charles and Jay; two nieces; two nephews; two caregivers and best friends, Carl Leedom and Robert Wertz. 

McBride, Laura A., 86, of Calais, died Aug. 12. Born in 1911 in Red Bank, N.J., she was the daughter of George and Agnes (Scidmore) Hewitt. She graduated from Red Bank High School. She married Albert McBride, who died in 1974. She was employed in the library at National Life Insurance Co. and was a member of the Adamant Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Daniel; three granddaughters; four great-grandchildren. 

Battey, Carol J., 47, of Chelsea, died Aug. 7. Born in 1951 in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of Hoyt and Jean (Davis) Battey Jr. She attended school in Chelsea and graduated from Montpelier High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Carroll College in Wisc. She was a professional bird carver and artist and a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston. Survivors include her parents; a brother, Hoyt Battey III; a sister, Janet Dene Battey; two nieces and three nephews. 

Andrus, Carolyn Anne, 56, of Wolcott, died Aug. 13. Born in 1942 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Rupert and Gertrude (Tracy) Peake. She attended Hardwick public schools and graduated from Hardwick Academy. She then attended nursing school in Brattleboro, graduating in 1961. In 1963, she married Everett Ernest Andrus. She had been employed at the Hardwick Hospital. She ran a daycare and then returned to nursing and worked at the Manor Nursing Home in Morrisville, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Wolcott United Methodist Church. Survivors include her father; her husband; two sons, James and Stephen; one daughter, Anne Lacey; one brother; two grandchildren; one aunt; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Eldred, Joanne, 48, of Woodbury, died Aug. 12. Born in 1950 in Barre, she was the daughter of Walter and Dorothy (McGoff) LeBree. She attended schools in Marshfield and graduated from Twinfield Union School. In 1979, she married Larry Eldred. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Berlin Convalescent Center and later owned and operated a registered daycare in Woodbury. She retired in April due to ill health. Survivors include her husband; her father; two sons, Rickie Bowen and Walter Eldred; a daughter, Tammy Eldred; a granddaughter; a brother; a sister; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

McArthur, Francis Stephen, Jr., 83, of Montpelier, died Aug. 8. Born in 1914 in Kearny, N.J., he was the son of Francis Stephen McArthur and Esther (Brokaw) McArthur. He attended Newark Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, Amherst College and the University of North Carolina. In 1939, he married Elizabeth Mary Allen. He served in the Army during WWII and the Korean War. He was active in the Christ Church in Montpelier. Survivors include his wife; his son, Stephen; four step-grandchildren. 

Markham, Florestine, 94, of Riverton, died Aug. 7. Born in 1904 in Barre, she was the daughter of Joseph and Hattie (Duprey) Martell. She was married to Cecil G. Markham. She was a member of the Montpelier Congregation of Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include a son, Clifton; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; five sisters; a brother. 

Tibbits, Rachel V., 76, of Stowe, died Aug. 8. Born in 1922 in Stowe, she was the daughter of Clair and Barbara (Boyce) Demeritt. She graduated from Stowe High School. In 1946, she married Hayden Tibbits. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Claire Austin; two sons, Mike and Brian; six grandchildren; a sister; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Wilkins, Ethel E., 104, formerly of Marshfield, recently died. Born in 1893 in Marshfield, she was the daughter of Frank and Edna (Spofford) Bohonon. She received her schooling in Marshfield and graduated from the former Johnson Normal School. In 1926, she married Harold Wilkins, who died in 1957. She had taught at various schools throughout Vermont and later served as postmistress in Reading. She was a member of Reading Christian Union Church. Survivors include a niece, Mario Burnham; three grandnieces, Mary MacNahan, Lucinda Clark and Sherlie Roya. 

Dwinell, William H., 63, formerly of Marshfield and more recently of Springfield, died July 13. Born in 1935, he was the son of Kenneth and Rena (Clace) Dwinell. He was educated in Springfield and graduated from Marshfield High School. He was employed as a lineman during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and worked in the construction field. Later he was employed as a custodian in the Springfield school system. Survivors include three sisters, Sherlie Roya, Lucinda Clark and Mary MacMahan; an uncle; several nieces and nephews.


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