Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1998

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Carswell, Stuart J., 82, formerly of Barre and more recently of White River Jct., died Sept. 16. Born in 1915 in Barre, he was the son of James B. and Margaret (Walsh) Carswell. He graduated from Barre Grammar School, attended Spaulding High School and graduated from East Orange, N.J. High School He attended Columbia University. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the Army. He was employed in the advertising departments of Glamour, True and Esquire publications and then was a sales agent representing imported and domestic menswear throughout the New England states, retiring in 1985. He was married to Hazel (Hubbard) Carswell, who died in 1992. Survivors include two nieces, Andrea Perham and Victoria Cilwa; two nephews, James Carswell and David Carswell. 

Hawkins, Jeannette Mary, 78, of Northfield/East Calais, died Sept. 18. Born in 1920 in Walden, she was the daughter of Frederick and Mary (Shearer) Wilson. She attended public schools in East Ryegate, Plainfield and Montpelier Seminary. In 1940, she married Merle A. Hawkins, who died in 1978. She had assisted her husband on the family farm. She was affiliated with the East Calais Community Church. Survivors include one son, David; one daughter, Judy Humphrey; three grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Joyal, Margaret Elizabeth, 71, of Cabot, died Sept. 16. Born in 1927 in Colchester, she was the daughter of Joseph Theophilus and Eva May (Clough) Joyal. She graduated from Cabot High School and later from Dutchess Community College in New York. In 1946, she married Warren Miller Stevens, who died in 1947. She later married Victor Parent Jr. She was employed by the Cardinal Hayes Home in N.Y. and also at the Sharon Registry in Conn. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Roland and Keith; three daughters, Kathleen Shepherd, Gail Marie Ducharme and Bonnie Jean Stevens; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. 

Flinn, Rose E., 89, of Berlin, died Sept. 17. Born in 1909 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of John and Emma (Lowe) Couture. She and her husband, Walter Flinn, operated a farm in Williamstown for more than 15 years. She also worked for Derby Bat Company, Capital City Press and Reddy Plastics in Montpelier. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Northfield. Survivors include eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Corbitt, Lewis, Sr., 67, of Bethel, died Sept. 15. Born in 1930 in Manor, Georgia, he was the son of William and Rosalee (Blunt) Corbitt. In 1995, he married Lorrie Pepin. He had served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked on cattle ranges in Florida, as a dairy farmer in Newport Center and Derby and more recently as a dispatcher for the Yellow Cab Company in Burlington. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Roger, Michael, Clyde, Lewis Jr. and D.J.; five daughters, Penny Spencer, Patty Lavallee, Dixie Carpenter, Linda Strickland and Annette Kelly; a brother; two sisters; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

Abare, Robet S., 61, formerly of Barre and more recently of Bridgeport, Conn., died Sept. 9. Born in Barre, he graduated from Spaulding High School. He served with the Navy and the Air Force. He owned the R.A. Combustion Co. and was formerly employed by W.S. Rockwell Inc. in Fairfield, Conn. Survivors include his wife, Irene (Diamandis) Abare; one son, Richard; one daughter, Laena DeMelo; a sister; several nieces and nephews. 

Wells, Stanley E., 82, of Waterbury, died Sept. 16. Born in 1915 in North Wolcott, he was the son of Facelden and Myrte Mae (Jacobs) Wells. He attended schools in North Wolcott and Peoples Academy. In 1941, he married Florence Eastman, who died in 1994. He had worked at the Vermont State Hospital, first as a psychiatric technician and later as a supervisor, retiring in 1978. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Sumner; three sons, Nathaniel, Clayton and Nathan; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Braman, Mae E., 69, of Randolph, died Sept. 14. Born in 1929 in Barre, she was the daughter of Charles and Ethel (Fuller) Payne. She attended schools in Barre Town and Washington and graduated from Randolph High School. In 1949, she married Howard A. Braman. She had worked at the Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and also on the family farm. She was a member of the Barre Baptist Church and attended Washington Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Sheila Farnham and Marilyn Johnson; three sons, William, Gary and Arthur; a brother; two sisters; seven grandchildren; uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Fitzpatrick, Patricia A., 41, formerly of Montpelier, died Sept. 14. Born in 1957 in St. Albans, she was the daughter of Harold and Ellen (Derosia) Pelkey, Sr. She grew up in Montpelier and graduated from Montpelier High School. She was a pastry chef and chambermaid. Survivors include her companion, Bobby; four sisters, June Smith, Joanne LaChappelle, Diane Meacham and Pamela Wolfe; four brothers, Robert, Donald, Ronald and Harold Jr.; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. 

Nims, Ruth D., 94, of Montpelier, died Sept. 11. Born in 1904 in Barre, she was the daughter of Earle and Lois (Hillery) Davis. In 1932, she married Russell Nims, who died in 1994. She graduated from Spaulding High School and Ohio Wesleyan University. She also earned a master's degree in education from the University of Vermont. She was principal of Woodbury and Plainfield high schools and assistant principal of Cambridge High School. She served as dean of women at Vermont College in Montpelier and then returned to teaching at Montpelier High School until her retirement. Survivors include two sons, Chandler and Robert; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Roy, William J., Sr., 87, of Barre, died Sept.12. Born in 1910 in Websterville, he was the son of Francis and Catherine (Patterson) Roy. He attended Websterville School and was a pro-merito graduate of Spaulding High School. He worked at Wells-Lamson Quarry Company, became vice president and general manager of quarry operations and retired in 1975. He was a member of the Vermont State Guard during WWII. In 1941, he married Helen Begin. Survivors include his wife; cousins, Gladys Gay, William Gay and Alfred Gay; other cousins in western Canada. 

Walbridge, Agnes I., 71, of Montpelier, died Sept. 9. Born in 1926 in St. Paul, Minn., she was the daughter of Arthur Edson Morrill and Agnes Cecelia (O'Toole) Morrill. In 1946, she married Charles William Walbridge. She was a member of St. Augustine's Parish . She was employed by the State of Vermont Department of Agriculture and Tax and also worked at Sears in Montpelier. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Susan Walbridge; a sister; several nieces and nephews. 

Burt, Ann B., 87, of Randolph, died Sept. 15. Born in England, she was the daughter of Harry and Mary (Ormrod) Bulcock. She moved to Fairhaven, Mass., where she was educated. She married Dr. Leon G. Burt, who died in 1976. She had worked in Providence, R.I., assisting the manager of the Lapham Building. Survivors include a son, Richard; a daughter, Dianne Sardonis; three grandchildren; a niece and nephew.

Bean, Paul J., 88, of Northfield, died Sept. 17. Born in 1909 in Fayston, he was the son of Ernest LeFebvre Bean and Zenaide (St. Marie) Bean. He graduated from Northfield High School and was a lifelong farmer. He worked on the family dairy farm and later purchased a pig farm and raised sheep, potatoes and pigs. He introduced buffalo to the farm in 1995. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Northfield. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mary Bean; six nephews, Matthew, Michael, Mark, Jerry, John and Peter Bean; three nieces, Pamela Blondin, Bonnie Bean and Martha Sue LaBonne. 

Allen, Winthrop G., 92, of Northfield, died Sept. 20. Born in 1906 in Randolph, he was the son of Herbert and Laura (Gaylord) Allen. He was a career farmer in Randolph, retiring in the 1970s. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. George Morse. 

Joyal-Stevens-Parent, Margaret Elizabeth, 71, formerly of Cabot, died Sept. 16. Born in 1927 in Colchester, she was the daughter of Joseph Theophilus Joyal and Eva May (Clough) Joyal. She graduated from Cabot High School and later from Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. In 1946, she married Warren Miller Stevens, who died the following year. She later married Victor Parent Jr. She was employed by Cardinal Hayes Home in Millbrook, N.Y. and also at the Sharon Registry in Conn. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Roland and Keith; three daughters, Kathleen Shepherd, Gail Marie Ducharme and Bonnie Jean Stevens; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. 

LaPerle, Louie, 57, formerly of Barre and more recently of Franklin, died Sept. 21. Born in 1940 in Barre, he was the son of Lena (DeBlois) LaPerle and the Lionel LaPerle. He graduated from Plainfield High School and served in the Navy. He owned and operated Rainbow Lettering. In 1965, he married Louise Bessette. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Lisa St. Germain, Lori Ann LaPerle, Lynn LaPerle and Lorna LaPerle; two grandchildren. 

Meehan, David Lee, 53, formerly of Hardwick and more recently of Johnson, died Sept. 20. Born in 1945 in Hardwick, he was the son of Frank and Shirley (Beade) Meehan. He attended Hardwick Academy until 1962 when an auto accident rendered him quadriplegic. He then attained his GED in 1963 and graduated from Rusk Institute of Independent Living in 1964. He also mastered three correspondence courses. He was a member of the Vermont Handicapped Association and helped create the original Vermont Wheel Chair Olympics. He married Janet Morey. Survivors include two adopted sons, Chris and Scott; his mother; his grandmother, Martha Barcomb; a sister; four brothers; a granddaughter; several aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins. 

Booth, Eleanor B., 98, of Berlin, died Sept. 25. Born in 1900 in Moretown, she was the daughter of Howard and Gertrude (Robinson) Bruce. She attended school in Moretown and graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1922, she married Luther S. Booth, who died in 1978. She was head bookkeeper for the Montpelier Savings Bank, retiring in 1965. She was a member of the Montpelier Unitarian Church. Survivors include two sons, Douglas and Donald; one brother; one sister; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. 

Turner, Leo V., 75, summer resident of Walden, died Sept. 23. Born in 1923 in Albion, MI, he was the son of Vance Banker and Eula Mae (Loder) Turner. He served in the Army during WWII, and worked for the South Florida Water Management District, retiring in 1979. He was married to Louise (Dague) Foster Turner. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sylvia Hall; a son, Leo Turner; a stepson, Fred Foster; a sister; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

Townsend, Thelga C., 79, of Brookfield, died Sept. 19. Born in 1918 in Brookfield, she was the daughter of M. Alland and Ethel M. (Dustin) Stoddard. She attended Brookfield and Williamstown schools and in 1944, married Dwight H. Townsend. She operated a restaurant in Randolph, worked at Randall Wood Products and later became a real estate agent. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Donald, Rudolph, Dwight, Lawrence and James; a brother; a sister; a half-sister; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

LaMoy, Edward Thomas, 86, of Highgate Center, died Sept. 20. Born in 1912 in Websterville, she was the son of Thomas and Mary (O'Connor) LaMoy. He graduated from Spaulding High School and in 1940, married Hazel Chamberland. He was employed by the Central Vermont Railroad for over 45 years. After leaving the railroad he worked for the state of Vermont at the Canadian Border Welcome Center. He retired in 1977. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Michael, Edward, John and James; three daughters, Kathleen Mauer, Jeanne Hullett and Mary LaMoy; two brothers; three sisters; eight grandchildren. 

Hewett, Doris F., 82, of Northfield, died Sept. 18. Born in 1916 in Moretown, she was the daughter of Fred and Emma (Hodgdon) Berno. She graduated from Northfield High School. In 1937, she married Ralph Hewett, who died in 1961. Survivors include a son, Francis; three daughters, Caroline (Mrs. Ellsworth Nichols) Hewett; Rosemarie (Mrs. Perlie) Lemery and Maryanne Copeland. 

Densmore, Judy, 37, of Tunbridge, died Sept. 19. Born in 1961 in Tunbridge, she was the daughter of Richard and Nancy (Durkee) Densmore. She attended Tunbridge Central School and graduated from Chelsea High School. She worked for Emgee Inc. in Chelsea, Workspace Inc. in Washington and Chelsea, Northern Plastic Work in Bethel and Vermont Wireform Company in Chelsea. She drove school bus for B&M Transportation of Tunbridge and had been an emergency medical technician with First Branch Ambulance Service Inc., serving Tunbridge and Chelsea. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Nancy and Richard Holmes; three brothers, Thomas, James and Rande Densmore; a sister, Patsy Densmore-Calabra; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Stitt, Olympia T., 72, of Montpelier, died Sept. 18. Born in 1925 in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of Peter Konstantin Davis and Mary (Hazimanolis) Davis. She graduated from Simmons College and received a masters degree in clinical psychology from Wayne State University. She also earned a doctorate in counseling psychology from University of California at Berkeley. In 1957, she married Dion Marc Tresmontan, who died in 1961. In 1974, she married Robert Baker Stitt. She was a self-employed psychological counselor in San Francisco and also taught school and did social work. In 1997, she and her husband moved to Montpelier. Survivors include her husband; two sisters, Kleanthy Kapetanakis and Bessie Jacobs.

Strong, Willis A., 77, of Walden, died Oct. 1. Born in 1921 in Cabot, he was the son of Archie and Gertrude Strong. He served in the Army during WWII and in 1946, married Marjorie Baron. He farmed in Walden from 1948 to 1968. He and his family moved to East Hardwick, where he served as a Village Trustee and later as selectman in Hardwick. He and his wife moved to South Walden in 1983, where he continued to raise one or two beef cattle each year. Survivors include his wife; one son, Jack; two daughters, Diane Hill and Judy Peterson; six grandchildren; one brother. 

Goodwin, Lucy, 88, of Montpelier, died Sept. 30. Born in 1910 in Asheville, N.C., she was the daughter of Fredric and Susanna (Merritt) Booth. She attended schools in Ferrisburg and Vergennes and graduated from Middlebury College. In 1935, she married Dr. George V. Goodwin. She was a homemaker and actively involved in her husband's medical practice. She was a member of Bethany Congregational Church. Survivors include one son, Stephen; a daughter, Susan Hopkins; a sister; grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Gendron, Alphonse, 85, of Montpelier, died Oct. 1. Born in 1913 in Lambton, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of Henri Louis and Anna (Turgeon) Gendron. He worked as a dairy farmer on the family farm in East Hardwick and continued the operation after his father died. He moved to Calais in 1976. Survivors include a brother, Louis Gendron; seven sisters, Regina Coolidge, Claire Neve, Imelda Allen, Helen Tilly, Cecile Brackett, Anne Gonyea and Eva Page. 

O'Hara, Eva H., 70, of Graniteville, died Oct. 1. Born in 1928 in Jacksonville, FL, she was the daughter of J. Frank and Carrie (Brown) Hazelton. She moved to Northfield after the death of her parents and lived with her aunt and uncle, Luther and Rosa Tracy. She attended Northfield Elementary School and graduated from Northfield High School. In 1952, she married Russell O'Hara, who died in 1994. She had worked for New England T&T Co. and later was a bookkeeper for St. Sylvester Church in Graniteville and for Consolidated Memorials in Barre. She retired in 1977. She was a member of St. Sylvester Church in Graniteville. Survivors include two sons, Michael and Stephen; a daughter, Kathryn Robinson; four grandchildren; a half-brother and half-sister; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Walker, Warren H., 78, of Randolph died Sept. 29. Born in 1920 in Quincy, Mass., he was the son of Victor and Madalene (Webster) Walker. He was educated in Rutland schools. In 1943, he married Lois Snyder. He served with the Army during WWII. He had worked for L.W. Webster Co. in Randolph, retiring in the mid-1980's. Survivors include his wife; his mother; a son, Victor; two daughters, Carol Walker and Deb Walker; four sisters; five grandchildren; a great-grandson. 

Flinn, Clara M., 74, of Berlin, died Sept. 29. Born in 1924 in Northfield, she was the daughter of William and Ida (Martin) Flinn. She attended Northfield schools. She worked for Northfield Hoisery, retiring in the mid-1960's. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Northfield. Survivors include a brother, Andrew Flinn; four sisters, Martha Flinn, Theresa Bean, Margaret Willey and Katherine Smith; several nieces and nephews. 

Henes, Lawrence, 90, of Barre, died Sept. 29. Born in 1908 in Barre, he was the son of Alexander and Louise (Hamel) Henes. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Goddard Seminary. He was employed as a baker for Ladd's Bakery in Barre and later as a draftsman for the Adams Granite Co., retiring in 1973. In 1937, he married Lillian B. Loignon, who died in 1996. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a brother, Arthur Henes; nieces and nephews. 

Erwin, Reginald P., 41, of Waterbury, died Sept. 26. Born in 1957 in Burlington, he was the son of Reginald and Darlene (Bleau) Erwin. He attended Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. In 1991, he married Carol Merrill (Bleau) Erwin. He worked as a tractor-trailer operator for several companies in the central Vermont area. He later worked with his father doing interior and exterior house painting. Most recently, he was employed by Ben & Jerry's. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Shane, Jarrett, Jeremiah and Josh; his parents; one sister; three brothers; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Townsend, Dwight H., 85, of Brookfield, died Oct. 3. Born in 1912 in Bethel, he was the son of Charles and Queenie (Harlow) Townsend. He attended Bethel schools. In 1937, he married Doris, who died in 1942. In 1944, he married Thelga Stoddard, who died in September 1998. He worked as a logger farmer and later owned and operated the Mobil Station in Randolph. Survivors include five sons, David, James, Rudolph, Dwight and Lawrence; a sister; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Bain, Nora Katherine, 86, of Barre, died Oct. 8. Born in 1912 in Barre, she was the daughter of Simon and Helena Isaac. She was married to Samuel Bain Sr., who is deceased. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include one son, Samuel; three daughters, MaryAnn LaHaise, Susan Bain and Lucinda Bain; nine grandchildren; two brothers; one sister; nieces and nephews. 

Hart, Wendell G., 66, formerly of East Montpelier and Calais, died Aug. 30. Born in 1931 in Calais, he was the son of Willis and Emma (Chapin) Hart. He grew up in Calais and lived in East Montpelier for more than 33 years. He moved to New Hampshire in 1997. He worked at Vermont Textiles in North Montpelier and at Associated Memorial Shed in Barre. Survivors include his wife, Rita (Wild) Hart; one daughter, Vicky Scarborough; one foster daughter, Robin Scarborough; his father; a brother; two sisters; an aunt; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Calderwood, Wynona A., 82, formerly of St. Johnsbury and more recently of Lincoln House in Barre, died Oct. 2. Born in 1916 in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Ray and Liva (Bixby) Dearborn. She attended schools in Ely and Fairlee and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy. She later attended Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. In 1939, she married Wesley Calderwood. She assisted her husband in the operation of the Calderwood Memorial Funeral Home. He died in 1980. She was a member of the South Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury. Survivors include her daughter, Pamela; one son, David; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

Howard, Colette P., formerly of Barre, died Sept. 24. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School and practiced nursing in Burlington before marrying Robert Howard, who predeceased her. Survivors include a son, Richard; a daughter, Michelle Rapp; five grandchildren; two sisters. 

Carri, Emilio A., 66, formerly of Barre, died Sept. 17. Born in 1929 in New York City, he lived in Ryegate and Barre and attended Barre schools, graduating from Spaulding High School. He served with the Air Force and was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1949. He retired from employment as an electronics technician with the U. S. government. Survivors include his wife, Charlene (Wilson) Carri; two sons, David and Keith; a daughter, Toni Aikin; a brother; a sister; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters. 

May, Homer A., 85, of Duxbury, died Oct. 8. Born in 1913 in Bolton, he was the son of Bert and Delphine (Deforge) May. He attended schools in Bolton and in 1946, married Phylis Wheeler. He served in the Army during WWII. He was employed at Plant and Griffith Lumber Mill in Jonesville and later as a custodian for the P&C Grocery Store and Grand Union grocery store in Waterbury. He retired in 1992. Survivors include his wife; a son, Homer; four daughters, Diane Corse, Pamela Forkey, Cathy May and Brenda Raymond; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Hebert, Mark J., 34, of Williamstown, died Oct. 4. Born in 1964 in Barre, he was the son of Raymond and Huguette (Desroches) Hebert. He attended Williamstown Elementary School and graduated from Williamstown High School. He served in the Air Force and had worked for Bombardier Transit Corp. since 1987. In 1997, he married Lori Mattson. He was a member of Cross Roads Christian Church. Survivors include his wife; his parents; maternal grandmother, Helen Desrochers; a sister, Carolyne Hebert; many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Brouilette, Marguerite L., 75, of Randolph and formerly of Williamstown, died Oct. 3. Born in 1923 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Auguste and Alice (Guertin) Morency. She graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy. She had worked in Porteous Department Store in Maine, and later at Wallingford Country Club and the Yankee Silversmith Inn in Conn. She moved to Williamstown in 1980. Survivors include a daughter, Sandee Flood; a sister; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Comolli, Olga M., 86, of Barre, died Oct. 4. Born in 1912 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Carlo and Carolina (Abbiati) Bianchi. In 1940, she married Edmund Comolli. She and her husband were co-owners with Idelmo and Esther Savoia of the Comolli and Savoia Market in Barre. Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Jewett, Barbara Cormier and Carolyn Price; one son, Rodney; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and many friends. 

Gaboriault, Shirley A., 54, formerly of Randolph and more recently Essex, died Oct. 4. Born in 1943 in Randolph, she was the daughter of J. Wayne and Geneva Belle (Adams) Allen. In 1962, she married Roger E. Gaboriault. She worked as a merchandiser for American Greetings for many years. She was a member of Heart of Mary Church and St. Pius XRoman Catholic Church in Essex. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Kathy Presey and Kelly Degree; one son, Michael; her parents; two sisters seven grandchildren; her mother-in-law; many nieces and nephews. 

Lanphear, Robert D., 77, of Greensboro Bend, died Oct. 4. Born in 1921 in Danville, he was the son of Charles and Gracie (Taylor) Lanphear. In 1945, he married Ona Gomes. He worked on his parents' farm in Stannard as a young man and at Noyes Garage in Greensboro and later at Slayton's Garage in Hardwick. He retired in 1987. Survivors include his wife; a son, Donald; two daughters, Patricia and Constance; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Murray, Sherwood, 83, of Montpelier, died Oct. 4. Born in 1914 in Montpelier, he was the son of Calvin and Elsie (Nelson) Murray. He attended school in Ryegate and graduated from Montpelier High School. He served with the Army during WWII. In 1940, he married Helen Corry. He was a farmer and carpenter and worked for the Vermont State Highway Department construction division for 22 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montpelier. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sylvia; a son, Stanley; one sister; one brother; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Battey, Donald K., 70, of Tunbridge, died Aug. 18. Born in 1928 in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of Hoyt and Clara (Densmore) Battey. He graduated from Norwich University and retired from National Feeds of New England. Survivors include his wife, Loraine (Fisk) Battey; two daughters, Terry Douville and Nancy Battey; one brother; one sister; two grandchildren. 

Case, Charles W., 61, formerly of Middlesex, died Oct. 1. Born in 1937 in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Colin) Case. He grew up in Middlesex and graduated from Montpelier High School. He served in the Navy and then attended Boston University. He had been employed by General Electric in several locations around the United States in public relations and advertising. More recently he had been employed by International Business Machines in Essex Jct. Many special friends, whom he considered family, survive him. 

Culver, Irene H., 90, formerly of Moretown, died Oct. 5. Born in 1908 in Moretown, she was the daughter of Peter and Myrtie (Shontell) Berno. Her husband, Paul W. Culver, died in 1992. They owned and operated the IGA grocery store in Northfield for more than 15 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Wadden; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Murray, Sherwood, 83, of Montpelier, died Oct. 4. Born in 1914 in Montpelier, he was the son of Calvin and Elsie (Nelson) Murray. He attended school in Ryegate and graduated from Montpelier High School. He served in the Army during WWII and in 1940, married Helen Corry. He was a farmer and carpenter and worked for the Vermont State Highway Department construction division. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sylvia; a son, Stanley; a sister; a brother; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Hoffman, Ellen D., 47, formerly of Berlin, died Oct. 13. Born in 1950 in Pittsfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Earl and Ruth (Willis) Hoffman. She attended elementary schools in Burlington, Billerica, Mass., and Berlin and graduated from Spaulding High School. She received a BA from the University of Vermont and a master's from the University of Mass. at Amherst and a doctorate in communications. She was associate professor of humanities and communication at the University of Pittsburgh. Survivors include her father; a brother, James Hoffman; two aunts; several cousins. 

Hallock, Christopher Lee, 21, formerly of the Barre and Williamstown area, died Oct. 7. He was born in 1977 the son of Diane and Bryant Hallock, Sr. He lived in Vermont all his life until moving to Coos Bay, Oregon 1-1/2 years ago. Survivors include his mother and step-dad, Diana and Albert Johnson Jr.; his father and step-mother, Bryant and Angela Hallock Sr.; a brother, Bryant Hallock Jr.; two half-sisters, Amber Johnson and Shane Marie Hallock; two half-brothers, Phillip and Jesse Johnson; three step-brothers, Mark Austin, Ronald Auston and David Austin; maternal grandparents; paternal grandparents; step-grandparents; two nephews; a niece; many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Corliss, Stanley U., 78, of Lower Graniteville, died Oct. 12. Born in 1920 in Barre, he was the son of Clarence and Annie (MacAulay) Corliss. He attended Methewson School in Barre, Williamstown Elementary School and Williamstown High School. He served with the Navy during WWII. He had worked at the E.L. Smith Quarry in Graniteville and in 1967, began employment with the State of Vermont in the Department of Social Welfare and also for the Motor Vehicle Department, retiring in 1983. In 1943, he married Bernice Flint. He was a member of the Graniteville Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Dr. David Corliss; a daughter, Margaret Corliss Begun; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. 

Lindsey, Erma M., 92, of Montpelier, died Sept. 19. Born in 1906 in Union, Maine, she was the daughter of Westbra and Fannie Wentworth. She graduated from Union High School and in 1926, married Walter Lindsey. She had been a substitute teacher and she and her husband ran a roadside fruit and vegetable stand. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Jane Staudt; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

Balgooyen, Violet L., 91, of Randolph, died Oct. 12. Born in 1907 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of John and Ida (Johnson) Linden. She graduated from Women's Commercial High School and attended Hunter College in N.Y. She had worked for the Farm Journal and later for Frank Presby and the Newell Emmett Advertising Agency. In 1930, she married Henry Balgooyen, who died in 1994. They had lived in N.Y. Mrs. Balgooyen moved to Randolph to be near her daughter. Survivors include her daughter, Marjorie Drysdale; a son, Bruce; a brother; a sister; four grandchildren, whom she adopted when their mother became ill, Joseph, Mark and Eric Wilkinson and Stefanie Morris; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Coburn, Florence A., 76, of Waterbury, died Oct. 10. Born in 1921 in Newport, she was the daughter of Daniel and Mini (Laviene) Coburn. She was educated in public schools in northern Vermont before she moved to the Brandon Training School. She began working at the Washington County Sanitarium in Barre and then moved back to Brandon in 1946. In 1969, she moved to the DeCofte Community Care Home in Ferrisburg and in 1980, to the Vermont State Hospital. She had lived independently under the support and care of Resources for Community Living of Moretown. Most recently she had lived with Nancy and the late George Kraatz in Waterbury. Survivors include a sister, Julia Coburn; her guardian, Bethany Knight; her caregiver, Nancy Kraatz. 

Stratton, Paul O., Jr., 55, of Tunbridge, died Oct. 14. Born in 1943 in Rutland, he was the son of Paul and Helen (Stearns) Stratton. He attended schools in Bethel and graduated from Whitcomb High School. In 1962, he married Linda Seymour. In 1977, he married Betsy McPhetres. He was a printer for Beacon Printing in Randolph, Spaulding Press in Bethel and The Herald in Randolph. He was also a logger, sold life insurance and owned and operated the Montgomery Ward Catalogue Store in Randolph. He was also employed at Fyles and Rice Lumber Co. in Bethel and Seymour Roofing Co. in Stockbridge. Survivors include his mother; his wife; two sons, Paul Stratton III and Brett LaFave; two daughters, Tammy McPhetres and Chandra Stratton; two foster children, Pandora Ingham and Tammy Menzel; two sisters; nine grandchildren. 

Brown, Ruth A., 95, of Montpelier, died Oct. 13. Born in 1903 in Plymouth, she was the daughter of Edward and Edna (Moore) Blanchard. She attended Black River Academy in Ludlow. In 1923, she married Raymond Brown, who died in 1989. She moved to Heaton Woods Assisted Living Facility in Montpelier in 1995. Survivors include a brother, Bryron Blanchard; a son-in-law; two granddaughters; several nieces. 

Gagne, Julienne A., 83, of Barre, died Oct. 11. Born in 1915 in St. Patrick de Beaurivage, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Auguste and Nathalie (Croteau) Gagne. She lived in Canada and attended schools there. In 1936, she married Edward Gagne, who died in 1974. She became a U.S. citizen in 1946 and had lived in the Barre area most of he life. She was a member of the St. Monica Church. Survivors include a son, Henry; four daughters, JoAnn (Mrs. Donald) Ordway, Judith (Mrs. Adelard) Benoit, Marilyn (Mrs. John) Brennan and Patricia (Mrs. Robert) George; two sisters; many nieces and nephews. 

Seager, Gary E., 45, of South Barre, died Oct. 10. Born in 1953 in Rutland, he was the son of Edward and Florence (Myrick) Seager. He attended elementary school in Barre Town, Spaulding High School and U-32 Jr./Sr. H.S. He had been a custodial worker at Malden Mills in Websterville and at Thunder Road. He also did carpentry work and worked at Crossways Motors in Berlin. He attended the Christian Science Church in Barre. Survivors include his mother; a sister, Meridith Henes; a niece and nephew; cousins and an aunt. 

Hurd, Leona R., 76, of Waterbury and Medfield, Mass., died Oct. 8. Born in 1923 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of Lionel and Rosa (Lawrence) Culver. She graduated from Waterbury High School. In 1942, she married Paul Hurd. She had worked for Turner and Vincent Drug Store. Survivors include her husband; nine children, Paula Dill, Robert Hurd, Jay Hurd, Gregory Hurd, Kerry Hurd, Monica Heath, Maria Brown, Teri Scollard and Nona Hurd; a sister; seven grandchildren. 

Krauss, Clinton, 49, of Montpelier, died Oct. 15. Born in 1949 in Worcester, Mass., he was the son of Frederick and Frances (Kenerson) Krauss. He attended schools in Andover, Mass. and graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's in English literature. In 1984, he married Stephanie Ashworth. He worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles as a hearing examiner until shortly before his death. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Lindsay Krauss and Mariah Krauss; a step-daughter, Cecile Conrad; his mother; two brothers; a sister; nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts and cousins. 

Drew, Warren T., 81, of Berlin, died Oct. 14. Born in 1917 in McAfee, N.J., he was the son of Theodore and Rena (Lawrence) Drew. He grew up and was educated in N.J. In 1940 he married Lucy Trusdell. He retired in 1980 from the Building Department of the state of Vermont. Survivors include a daughter, Eugenie Estell; two brothers; two sisters; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

Bliss, Albert C., Jr., of Montpelier, died Sept. 19. He was born the son of Albert Chandler and Eva (Wiles) Bliss. He graduated from Montpelier High School and received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from St. Lawrence University. He had served in the Army. He was a director of volunteer services for New York State Department of Mental Hygiene in N.Y., retiring in 1996 and was active in the First Presbyterian Church in Smithtown, N.Y. Survivors include three aunts, Esther Somas, Isabel Edison and Eleanor Pecue; an uncle, Albert Niles; many cousins. 

Drury, Sylvia S., 96, of Norwich, died Oct. 10. Born in 1902 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Fred and Margaret (Dewy) Howland. In 1928, she married Paul Starrett Sample, who died in 1974. In 1982, she married Alan Drury, who also predeceased her. Survivors include a son, Timothy Sample; a grandson and a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. 

Monti, Andrew H., 84, of Barre, died Oct. 13. Born in 1913 in Springfield, Ill., he was the son of Salvador and Adele (Buzzi) Monti. The family moved to Barre in 1917, where he attended elementary school and Spaulding High School. In 1938, he married Ruth Cameron. He became a police officer in Barre in 1941. He graduated from the FBI National Police Academy, the Maryland State Police Academy, Harvard University's Medico-Legal Seminar in Homicide Investigation, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission School of Protection Problems, Northeastern University's Seminar in Human Relations, the Kodak and Lecia School of Law Enforcement Photography and the Vermont Highway Patrol School. During his tenure he was a troop commander, director of training, public information officer, superintendent of the Identification, Records and Crime Laboratory and chief of staff services. After retirement, he established his own business as a traffic accident and safety consultant. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Cheryl Bordas; four sons, Andrew, Bruce, Robert and Harry; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

Goodhue, Catherine R., 97, formerly of Waterbury, died Oct. 14. Born in 1901, she was the daughter of James and Sarah Scott. She attended Graniteville schools. In 1920 she married Clayton L. Goodhue, who died in 1984. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Ellen Burnham, Shirley Lefebvre and Dorothy Muzzy; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


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