Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1998

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Stewart, Robert J., 79, of Barre, died Oct. 29. Born in 1919 in Barre, he was the son of James Stewart and Pauline Darling (Waterson). He graduated from Spaulding High School, Mt. Hermon and Colgate University. He began employment at the family owned granite firm of Marr & Gordon and in 1941 enlisted in the Army. After discharge in 1946, he returned to Barre and employment at Marr & Gordon. In 1946, he married Sylvia Friberg, who died in 1989. Marr & Gordon was sold to Rock of Ages, where he became general manager at the Stanstead Granite Company in Canada. He became vice president of Jones Brothers Corp. in Barre in 1967 and in 1980, became the manager of Member Services of the Barre Granite Association, retiring in 1984. Survivors include a daughter, Sally Hynes; two sons, James and Anthony; four grandchildren; two sisters. 

Pruneau, Elizabeth S., 85, of Barre, died Oct. 29. Born in 1913 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Martin and Teresa (Healy) Spellacy. In 1919, the family came to Barre where she attended schools. She attended Boston College and in 1939, married Elmer Pruneau. She and her husband owned and operated the Pruneau Funeral Home until 1973. Mr. Pruneau died in 1986. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include two daughters, Ann (Mrs. Fernand) Peloquin and Diane (Mrs. Robert) Benson; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. 

Bisson, Rachel Gauthier, 76, formerly of Barre, died Oct. 17. Born in 1921 in Barre, she was the daughter of Fred and Rachel (Payne) Gauthier. She attended schools in Orange and Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1940, she married Roland Bisson and they moved to Florida in 1978. She was a member of St. Monica Church in Barre and Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City (FL). Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Gloria (Mrs. Ronald) Abare; Rosemary (Mrs. Ronald) Bates and Rachel (Mrs. Roy) Loker; two sons, Leonard and Roland Jr.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister; a half-sister. 

Preston, Burton F., 77, formerly of Bethel, died Oct. 24. Born in 1921 in Bethel, he was the son of Edwin and Ella (McAllister) Preston. He grew up in the Bethel area and in 1942, married Cleora Dunmore. He served in the Army during WWII. He worked as an electrician and retired as supervisor of the physical operation and maintenance of the Given Medical Building, UVM. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Burton and Bruce; two daughters, Barbara Wells and Annie Preston; nine grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Geake, Minnie R., 88, of Barre, died Oct. 25. Born in 1910 in Barre, she was the daughter of Alfred and Rosella (Coburn) Ratell. In 1925, she married Edward Geake, who died in 1972. She had worked as a licensed practical nurse, retiring in 1972. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a son, Ronald; a daughter, Louise Letter; 20 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. 

Boyce, Lorraine M., 67, of Williamstown, died Oct. 22. Born in 1937 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Narcisse and Florence (Gamelin) Bouchard. She attended St. Anthony's Elementary School and graduated from Burlington High School. In 1953, she married Robert Earl Boyce. She was employed at General Electric Co. in Burlington until 1954. She had been affiliated with St. Edward's Church in Williamstown. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Adam and Anthony; two grandsons; a sister; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Disenhaus, Henrietta (Weiss), 85, of Barre, died Oct. 22. Born in 1912 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Max and Minnie (Lovenvirth) Weiss. She graduated from Upper Darby High School and worked as a secretary. In 1947, she married Nathan Disenhaus. After the death of her husband in 1997, she moved to Barre. She was a member of the Arlington-Fairfax Jewish Congregation in Arlington, VA. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Disenhaus and Helen Disenhaus; a grandson; two brothers; two sisters. 

Thurneyssen, Ellen P., 71, of Greensboro, died Oct. 28. Born in 1927, she was the daughter of Austin and Ellen (Wood) Purves. She grew up in New York City and Litchfield, Conn. She was married to Philippe Thurneyssen and had lived in Greensboro for the past 12 years. She attended St. Michael's Church and Our Lady of Fatima Church. She was a lister for the town of Greensboro, a member of the Zoning Board and worked with the Greensboro Library. Survivors include her husband; one son, Oliver; one daughter, Joan Gambro; a sister; seven grandchildren. 

Grandfield, Richard M., 52, of Northfield, died Oct. 28. Born in 1946 in Duxbury, he was the son of Meridan and Mildred (Farnsworth) Grandfield. He was a graduate of Waitsfield High School and a veteran of the Marine Corps. He had been married to Carol Freeman. He was a heavy equipment operator, having worked for E. A. Grandfield Excavating in Moretown and Gross Trucking and Excavating in Northfield. Survivors include his son, Christopher; three brothers; four sisters. 

Houston, Helen E., 73, of Moretown, died Oct. 28. Born in 1925 in Waterbury Center, she was the daughter of Henry and Lucy (Chapin) Thurston. She attended Waterbury High School. In 1949, she married Norman Houston, who died in 1985. She spent most of her working life as a waitress in the central Vermont area. She was a member of the Waterbury Center Community Church. Survivors include three daughters, Norma Ladd, Bonnie Spear and Valerie Ebady-Nezami; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters. 

Fahner, Pearl A., 98, of Waterbury Center, died Oct. 28. Born in 1900, she was the daughter of Edwin and Emma (Ellsworth) Russell. She attended schools in Stowe and Waterbury Center. In 1918, she married Fred O. Fahner, who died in 1987. She was a homemaker and later worked at the former Mildred Sutherland Nursing Home in Waterbury. More recently she had worked for the Stoware Mill in Stowe. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Marilyn) Kellett and Mrs. Edward (Carolyn) Miller; a sister; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. 

Norton, Jason P., 19, of Barre, died Oct. 25. Born in 1979, he was the son of Joseph Boisvert and Sarah Norton. He attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He was a member of the Vermont Army National Guard with the Berlin Armory. He had been employed as a manager at Angeleno's Restaurant in Randolph Center. Survivors include his mother; his father; a sister, Elizabeth Norton; maternal grandmother; aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Rowley, Margaret Leslie, 56, of Brookfield, died Oct. 24. Born in 1942 in Boston, she was the daughter of Lester and Margaret Koons. She attended schools in Mass., graduating from Billerica (MA) High School. In 1958, she married James Rowley. She was the bookkeeper for her husband's plumbing and heating business. Survivors include her husband; a son, James; two daughters, Kim Rosen and Shannon Rowley; her father; a sister; five grandchildren. 

Poirier, Cylena Jane, 95, formerly of Bethel, died Oct. 30. Born in 1903 in Bethel, she was the daughter of John and Mabelle (Hall) Morse. She graduated from Bethel Grade School, Whitcomb High School and UVM. She taught school in Worcester and later worked in the Chittenden Bank as a bookkeeper. She was married to Leopaul Poirier, who died in 1957. Survivors include one daughter, Lois Lamphere; one son, Robert; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. 

Brown, Dana L., 38, of Marshfield, died Oct. 25. Born in 1960 in Barre, he was the son of Homer and Paulyne (Churchill) Brown. He was a lifelong resident of Marshfield and had been employed in logging and recently in the construction industry. Survivors include his parents; three brothers, Dale, Darl and Dirk; a sister, Tracie Brown; several nieces and nephews. 

Loiselle, Juin, 51, of Waterbury, died Oct. 11. She was born in Springfield, Mass. and lived in Ludlow (MA) before moving to Vermont. She was employed at the Golden Eagle Resort and at Mount Mansfield. Survivors include her fiance Frank Walters; a son, James Circosta; two daughters, Rachelle Monewich and Krystina Aqudelo; five sisters; one brother; nieces and nephews. 

Nadeau, Dorothy C., 84, formerly of Middlesex, died Oct. 26. Born in 1914 in Middlesex, she was the daughter of Forrest and Mary (Brownson) Chapin. She married Joseph Nadeau, who died in 1995. She had been a registered nurse, working at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. Survivors include three stepdaughters, Clara Vicaire, Margaret Tatreault and Theresa Henderson; four stepsons, Eugene, Conrad, Donald and Ronald Nadeau; two foster children, Mary Files and Nellie Citrini; a foster grandson; cousins; nieces and nephews. 

Bourgeois, Laura P., 88, of South Barre, died Oct. 14. Born in 1910 in Napierville, Quebec, she was the daughter of Joseph and Eva (Gregoire) Pinsonnault. She attended schools in Napierville. In 1961, she married Alex Bourgeois, who died in 1975. Survivors include two brothers, Walter Pinsonnault and Leo Pinsonnault; two sisters, Liliane Desjarlais and Theresa Whitcomb; several nieces and nephews.

Lanpher, Georgeina Robinson, 71, formerly of Montpelier, died Nov. 5. Born in Montpelier in 1927, she was the daughter of Herbert and Jessie (Will) Robinson. She attended Northfield and Montpelier schools. In 1948, she married Darrell, Lanpher, who is deceased. She had worked for National Life and later for IBM, retiring in 1989. Survivors include four daughters, Karen; Karlene Potvin; Sherri Potvin and Lisa Tribiana; a sister; a brother; several foster children; eight grandchildren. 

Moote, Marvel L., 74, of Orange, died Nov. 4. Born in 1924, she was the daughter of Earl and Mable (Stender) Larkin and attended schools in Tunbridge and South Royalton High School. She was employed at Sprague Electric. Survivors include two sons, Sanford Woodbeck and Lewis Moote; two daughters, Patsy Blaisdell and Janice Smith; a brother; two sisters; an aunt; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Hedges, Frederick, 69, of Montpelier, died Oct. 31. Born in 1929 in Northfield, he was the son of Elroy and Ruth (Rich) Hedges. He attended schools in Northfield and St. Monica's in Barre. He served in the Air Force. He had worked as a stone cutter, drove truck and was a stock clerk at the tax department and the parks department. Survivors include his companion, Helen Rucker; four sisters, Theresa Pecor, Katherine August, Arlene Marcott and Eileen Smith; two brothers, Melvin Hedges and James Hedges; nieces and nephews. 

Eaton, Donna M., 52, formerly of Barre, died Oct. 31. Born in 1946 in Barre, she was the daughter of Charles and Emojean (Edson) Rutledge. She attended schools in Pike, N.H. and in 1964, married Thomas W. Eaton. She had been employed at Maska USA in Bradford and Robert's Country Cooking in East Thetford. Survivors include her husband; a son, Thomas; two daughters, April Gritsavage and Jamie Rutledge; three grandchildren; a brother; a sister; a niece. 

Ballou, Viola M., 86, of South Royalton, died Nov. 2. Born in 1912 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith. She attended school in Rochester. In 1929, she married Harold Ballou Sr., who died in 1984. They had owned a dairy farm in South Royalton. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Royalton. Survivors include eight sons, Wallace, Philip, Harvey, Wayne, Jerald, John, Paul and Harold Jr.; three daughters, Caroline Ballou, Carol Day and Catherine Mousley; 37 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. 

Brown, Dorothy J., 68, formerly of Stowe and more recently of Morrisville, died Nov. 1. Born in 1930 in Stowe, she was the daughter of Ernest and Beatrice (Shackett) Chapin. She attended Burlington High School. In 1948, she married Duane R. Brown. She was employed by the New England Telephone Co. and was a member of the First Congregational Church of Morrisville. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Gail Bartha and Brenda Snow; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson. 

Garcia, Louis Sr., 86, of Calais, died Nov. 4. Born in 1912 in Hardwick, he was the son of Frank and Rosa (Menendez) Garcia. He moved to MOntpelier at the age of 4 and graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1935 he married Laura Bullock. He was employed by General Electric Co. as a tool designer, retiring in 1977. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Louis Garcia Jr. and Ricardo Garcia; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother. 

Martin, Eri H., 74, of Woodbury, died Nov. 1. Born in 1914 in East Calais, he was the son of Glenn and Alice (Goodell) Martin. He attended schools in Cabot. In 1943, he married Esther Robar. He had served in the Army during WWII. He worked as a carpenter for Miller Building Co. and operated Eri Martin Contractors, until retiring. Survivors include his wife; a son, Steven; a daughter, Janet Hunt; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two brothers; a half-brother; nieces and nephews. 

Beck, C. Leonard, 73, of Barre, died Nov. 4. Born in 1925 in Barre, he was the son of Charles and Katherine (Brown) Beck. He attended St. Monica Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School. He later attended the Anderson School in New York City and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in N.Y. He had worked at the Beck and Beck Granite Co., before retiring. Survivors include a brother, Paul Beck; two sisters, Elise Riddel and Mary Ann Beck; five nieces. 

Slayton, Sunday E., 37, of Montpelier, died Oct. 31. Born in 1961 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Sidney E. and Edythe (Godfrey) Slayton. She was raised by Kenneth and Nellie Wedge and attended Montpelier High School, Vermont College of Nursing and later O'Brien's School for Cosmetology. She was married to Timothy Stridsberg and later to Roland Gerhart. She had worked for local restaurants, as a make-up artist for Glamor Magazine and most recently at J.C. Penney's Styling Salon. She was a member of the Trinity United Church. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Stridsberg; her birth mother; her parents; her fiance, Mark Lawliss; two step-sons, Jesse and Nicholas Lawliss; a granddaughter; two sisters; four half-sisters; two half-brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Bradshaw, Ted, 60, of West Brookfield, died Nov. 5. Born in 1938 in Beaver, Utah, he was the son of Ambrose and Marie (Jessup) Bradshaw. He graduated from Milford High School in Milford, Utah. In 1972, he married Patricia Davis. He had served in the Navy. He had been a telegrapher for Union Pacific Railroad and assistant manager at Rich's Department Store until it closed in 1997. Recently he was the retail manager for the Music Shop. Survivors include his wife; a son, Jeffrey; two sisters-in-law. 

Balser, Ernest J., 75, of Bethel, died Nov. 5. Born in 1923 in Worcester, Mass., he was the son of John and Pauline (Lambutis) Balser. He was educated in Massachusetts schools and graduated from Commerce High School in Worcester, Mass. In 1947, he married Elizabeth Johnston. He worked as a foreman at the Wyman-Gordon Company in No. Grafton, Mass. He and his wife moved to the Camp Brook area of Bethel in 1984. He was a member of the St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Bethel. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dr. John Paul and Richard; two daughters, Betty Rozanski and Janice Powers; two brothers; a sister; nine grandchildren. 

Tillotson, Ralph E., 71, of Williamstown, died Nov. 4. Born in 1926 in Waits River, he was the son of Martin and Ella (Hood) Tillotson. He attended schools in Waits River and served in the Army during WWII. In 1954, he married Shirley Downing. He had been a milk hauler and also worked as a quarryman for Wells Lamson Quarry in Barre Town. More recently he had been employed at the Booth Brothers Dairy, retiring in 1989. He was affiliated with the Waits River Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Douglas; two daughters, Debra Booth and Donna Tillotson; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Austin, Bernice A., 64, of Waterbury, died Nov. 4. Born in 1934, she was the daughter of Victor and Pearl (Wilkins) Houston. She attended schools in Stowe. In 1955, she married Paul Austin, who died in January, 1998. She was employed at the Vermont State Hospital, retiring in 1987. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Waterbury. Survivors include two daughters, Penny Watson and Lorna Letourneau; a son, Anthony; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Valley, Evelyn M., 70, of Barre, died Nov. 3. Born in 1928 in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of Herbert and Gertrude (Kennedy) Bartlett. She attended Boston area schools and earned a GED at the Barre Adult Learning Center. In 1948, she married Clyde Valley, who died in 1981. She had been employed at Sprague Electric Co. and later at Malden Mills in Websterville. Survivors include a son, William; a daughter, Patricia Leno; two grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews. 

Blodgett, Alice, 88, of Stowe, died Nov. 3. Born in 1917 in Geneseo, N.Y., she was the daughter of John Howey and Salome Beckwith Booth. The family moved to Florida when she was 11. She graduated from Rollins College and became an artist. In 1939, she married Edmond Walton, who died in 1963. She married A. John Hickmott in 1967, who died in 1975. Survivors include two sons, John and Stephen Blodgett; two daughters, Salome "Sally" Hancock and Claire Blodgett; five grandchildren; a sister; a brother. 

Carlson, Carl, 61, of Berlin, died Oct. 30. Born in 1937 in New York City, he was the son of Ture and Anna (Jonsson) Carlson. He moved to Montpelier when he was six years old to live with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hermonson. He graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1957, he married Shirley Olson. In 1986, he married Martha Blaine. He was employed by Olson Construction and in 1971, started Bridges inc., which he operated until retiring in 1990. Survivors include his wife; several cousins. 

Burnham, Geraldine L., 74, of Stowe, died Nov. 4. Born in 1924 in Craftsbury, she was the daughter of Clarence and Jessie (Robbins) Silver. She attended Craftsbury schools. She had been married to Gideon Burnham Jr. She had been employed by the Robbins Nursing Home in East Hardwick, the East Hardwick School lunch program and the Come and Eat Restaurant. More recently she was employed at the Stowe Center and the Charlmont Restaurant, retiring in the 1970s. She was affiliated with the United Church of East Hardwick. Survivors include three sons, Gideon III, Kendall and David; two daughters, Susan Burke and Lori Shatney; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister; an aunt; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Barrette, Anne M., 95, of Randolph, died Nov. 7. Born in 1903 in Jericho, she was the daughter of Leonard and Anna (Scholier) Mitchel. She attended Jericho schools and graduated from University of Vermont. In 1931, she married Alexander Barrette, who died in 1962. She operated the Barrette Realty Co. in Burlington and later the Lone Butternut agency in Jericho, retiring in 1972. She was a member of the First Congregational Church. Survivors include cousins. 

Wilkinson, Robert Chase, 83, of Montpelier, died Nov. 7. Born in 1915 in Montpelier, he was the son of Chase and Dora (Miller) Wilkinson. He graduated from Montpelier High School and in 1937, married Flora Malnati. He was in the plumbing business and in 1954, began selling cars at Walker Motors and later at Cody Chevrolet. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gordon and Ronald; a daughter, Sandra (Mrs. Wendell) Maxham; a brother; a sister; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Mercier, Raymond J., 87, of Greensboro, died Nov. 10. Born in 1911 in Rochester, N.H., he was the son of Wilfred and Mary (Vachon) Mercier. His family moved to Greensboro when he was 13 and he graduated from Greensboro High School and from Middlebury College. He operated a farm in Greensboro and later was employed as a caretaker and night watchman at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common. He was a member of the United Church of Greensboro. Survivors include two nephews, Dwight Webber and Edmund Webber; three nieces, Charlene Calcagni, Ruth Ingersoll and Winifred Dahlberg; several cousins and other relatives. 

Spicer, Richard L., 71, formerly of Plainfield, died Nov. 19. Born in 1927 in Plainfield, he was the son of Eugene and Emma (Turney) Spicer. He grew up in Middlesex and graduated from Montpelier High School. He served in the Navy during WWII and in 1948, married Avis Annis. They lived in East Montpelier, Cabot and CA, before moving to Rutland in 1961. He was employed as an area assigned mechanic for the Vermont Highway Department, retiring in 1993. He was a former member of the Rutland Town Volunteer Fire Department and of the Rutland County Sheriff's Department. He was also a member of the Church of the Wildwood in Chittenden. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Linda Chamberlain; a son, William; a sister; a brother; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

Sweet, Monty E., 57, of East Corinth, died Nov. 9. Born in 1941 in West Topsham, he was the son of Earl and Judy (Limlaw) Sweet. He attended schools in West Topsham and Bradford. He served in the Army during Vietnam. He was most recently employed by Rock of Ages in Barre, retiring due to ill health. Survivors include his mother; three sons, Monty Jr., David and Cameron; a sister; three brothers; a step-daughter, Sherry Lawrence; a stepson, Buddy Wilson; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Smith, Michael R., 58, of Barre Town, died Nov. 9. Born in 1940, he was the son of Arthur and Barbara (White) Smith. He attended Barre City school. In 1960, he married JoAnn Warren and in 1984, he married Faye Whitcomb. He served in the Navy. He worked in the mental health field in Montpelier and later at Orange County Mental Health in Bradford, retiring in 1995. Survivors include a daughter, Karen (Mrs. Stephen) Richardson; three sons, Michael Jr., James and John; two brothers; two sisters; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. 

Burns, Doris H., 76, of Randolph, died Nov. 7. Born in 1921 in PA, she was the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Williams) VanOrden. She moved to Long Island as a child and graduated from Glen Cove High School. In 1943, she married Elmond Burns, who died in 1972. She had been employed by the New England Tel and Tel. Survivors include a daughter, Rita Towne; a son, Donald; two sisters; two brothers; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

Thompson, Rose M., 37, of Plainfield, died Nov. 8. Born in 1961 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Glendon and Lena (Fullum) Anderson. She attended Craftsbury schools. In 1989, she married Richard Thompson. She had been employed as a chambermaid at Sugarbush and more recently at Days Inn in Barre. Survivors include her husband; twins, Brad and Brandy; a daughter, Michelle Bedell; a son Kiviack Dimick; her father; her mother; a brother; five sisters; nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. 

Granger, Katherine E., 77, of Berlin, died Nov. 9. Born in 1921 in Littleton, N.H., she was the daughter of Henry and Amanda (Harriman) Farr. She attended school in Littleton and Northfield and graduated from Northfield High School. She married Allen Granger. She and her husband operated a family farm in Berlin for many years. Later they owned and operated Granger Home Gas, where she was office manager and bookkeeper. She was a member of MacKenzie Memorial Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; a sons, Allen Jr.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; nieces and nephews. 

Dow, Fay, 77, of Waterbury, died Nov. 13. Born in 1921 in Montpelier, he was the son of Fay Alice (Bircher) Dow. He attended school in Montpelier and served in the Army during WWII. In 1944, he married Mildred Fahner, who died in 1985. He was employed as a carpenter for Metayer Construction and other companies in the Waterbury area. He later worked for the buildings division of the Vermont State Hospital, retiring in 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Jacquelyn LaVanway; three sons, Michael, Fay "Punk" and Terry; his companion, Mary Grant; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a nephew and three nieces. 

Kirby, Sylvia H., 90, of Northfield, died Nov. 11. Born in 1908, she was the daughter of Carl and Ruth (Carlton) Hatch. She graduated from Rochester High School and in 1927, married Raymond Kirby, who died in 1962. She was a homemaker and served as librarian for the Bristol Town Library. She was a member of the Bristol Federated Church. Survivors include two brothers, Jerome and Ira; two sisters, Nadine Brigham and Maxine Flood; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Hayward, Harold, Sr., 90, of Chelsea, died Nov. 6. Born in 1908, he was the son of Fred and Helen (Magoon) Hayward. He attended school in Chelsea. In 1931, he married Marie Brooks LaPorte, who died in 1994. He was a farmer and owned and operated the family dairy farm on East Hill Road in Chelsea. Survivors include four sons, Harold Jr. Gordon, Norman and Robert; three daughters, Beverly Hale, Dorothy Boles and Shirley Ballou; a step-daughter, Margaret Richesky; a brother; a sister; 32 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Miglierini, Elsie C., 87, of Montpelier, died Nov. 6. Born in 1911 in Calais, she was the daughter of Alvin and Flora (Bemis) Cate. She moved to Plainfield and attended schools there, graduating from Goddard Seminary in Barre. She worked as a stenographer for many years. In 1941, she married Aldo Miglierini. She was a member of Montpelier Unitarian Church. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Joan Kirby; a brother; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter. 

Bly, Richard M., 70, of Montpelier, died Nov. 4. Born in 1928 in Charlestown, he was the son of Harley and Ethel (Holt) Bly. He worked as a technician for the Vermont Agency of Transportation. Survivors include three brothers, John, Harley and Edward; a sister, Alice Gonyaw. 

Tabor, Elsie M., 82, of Randolph, died Nov. 9. Born in 1916 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Clayton and Grace (Bannister) McGee. She attended Randolph elementary and high schools. In 1935, she married Kenneth Tabor, who died in 1985. She was a member of the United Church of Randolph. She had worked with her husband as a custodian at the Brookfield School and cleaned houses in the Randolph/Brookfield area and also worked at the Demerett Canning Factory in Randolph and Green Trails of Brookfield. Survivors include three sons, Gilbert, Kenneth Jr., and Church; three daughters, Geri Davis, Nathalie Whitney and Betty Anne Tabor; a sister; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. 

Jodion, Jeannine I., 67, of Barre, died Nov. 10. Born in 1931 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Napoleon and Lena (Garvais) Choiniere. She graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy and was a loan officer at the State of Vermont Credit Union. Her husband, Leo Jodoin, died in 1979. Survivors include a son, Michael; a daughter, Pamela Pickering; a sister; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


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