Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1996

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Pembroke, Jessie O., 97, formerly of Montpelier, died Oct. 3. Born in 1899 in Bellows Falls, she was the daughter of George and Susannah (Young) Olmstead. She received her early education in the Bellows Falls school system, graduated from Bellows Falls High School and from the Teacher Training Course there. In 1920, she married H. Bernard Pembroke and they lived in Montpelier for a time. He died in 1979. She taught in Middlesex and Brattleboro. Survivors include her son, James I. Pembroke; twin daughters, Margie Estes and Madlyn Roberts; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Day, Margaret O., 65, of Randolph, died Oct. 2. Born in 1931 in Northfield, she was the daughter of William and Lea (Belanger) O'Brien. She received her early education in Williams-town schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. She retired in September from Waterbury Plastics in Randolph. Survivors include two sons, Brian and Alan; two daughters, Kathleen MacAskill and Kristine Day; a half brother; three grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Baird, Mary L., 88, formerly of East Montpelier, died Sept. 25. She was born in Kingfield, Maine and in earlier years, taught in Middlesex. She was a bookkeeper and property manager in her husband's busi-ness. Survivors include her son, John; one sister; many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Kenneth R. Baird, died in 1993.

Gagnon, June M., 66, of Williamstown, died Oct. 1. Born in 1930 in Barre, she was the daughter of Wayne Gurdon Martin and Mary Farquhar Martin. She received her early education in Williamstown and graduated from Williamstown High School. In 1952, she married John W. Gagnon. She devoted her life as a parent and homemaker. She was a member of St. Sylvester Church. Survivors include five daughters, Mary (Mrs. William) Metcalf, Louise (Mrs. James) Williams, Marguerite Gagon, Theresa (Mrs. Saiid) Nikouee and Jeanne (Mrs. Joseph) Emmons Sr; one son, Joseph; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother; nieces and nephews.

McAdam, Frederick A., 78, of Hardwick, died Oct. 1. Born in 1918 in Hardwick, he was the son of Frederick and Alice (Rockwell) McAdam. He was educated in Hardwick schools. He was a lineman for Hardwick Electric and was employed at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury in boiler maintenance. He had spent the past 38 years as janitor and maintenance man at the United Church of Hardwick, retiring earlier this year. He was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include two sons, Richard and Kenneth; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers; one sister; several nieces and nephews.

Foster, Gordon A., 87, of Berlin, died Sept. 30. Born in 1909 in Wolcott, he was the son of Alva and Bessie (Gould) Foster. He attended schools in Wolcott and high school in Morrisville. He served with the Army during World War II and later with the Vermont National Guard. In 1986, he married Helen Durant Silvia. He had been a supervisor with the Vermont Highway Department, retiring in 1975. He was a member of Wolcott United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Lola Alice and Patricia; a stepson, John Michael Silvia; a sister; a brother; several nieces and nephews.

MacAulay, Katie M., 92, of Berlin, died Sept. 29. Born in 1904 in Graniteville, she was the daughter of Alex and Margaret (Thomson) MacKenzie. She attended schools in Graniteville. She married John MacAulay, who died in 1969. She was a member of the Graniteville Presbyterian Church and later became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Barre. Survivors include a daughter, Enid MacAuley; one grandson; nieces and nephews.

Densmore, Llewellyn D., 95, of Barre, died Sept. 29. Born in 1901 in Barre, he was the son of Dennison and Josie (Wheeler) Densmore. He received his early education in the Barre school system and graduated from Spaulding High School. He moved to Dryden, N.Y. and served the surrounding communities as a milk tester for Cornell University. In 1992, he married Ruth Elizabeth Gladding, who died in 1994. Survivors include three sons, Llewellyn Jr., Lester and Loren; six daughters, Betty Coughlin, Lorena McKinstry, Drucylla Masi, Lyle Miller, Floene Young and Laureen Liberty; 38 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Federico, Myrna E., 61, of Websterville, died Sept. 30. Born in 1934 in Barre, she was the daughter of Richard and Helen (Stacy) White. She attended Barre schools, graduating from Spaulding High School. In 1954, she married Italo Federico. She was employed as a telephone operator at the New England Telephone & Telegraph office in Barre and later as a nurse's aid at the former Girouard-St. Jude Nursing Home. She had also worked as a switchboard operator at Central Vermont Hospital and more recently was employed in the Deli Department at Howard's Market. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Carl and Chris; one daughter, Cerina Federico; three grandchildren; her mother and stepfather; two sisters; nieces and nephews.

Gilson, Wallace H., 82, of East Corinth, died Oct. 1. Born in 1914 in New London, Conn., he was the son of Howard and Mabelle (Spencer) Gilson. He attended the University of New Hampshire and was employed as a designer of heavy equipment by the Frank G. Hugh Company and Multi-Hoe Company, both of Chicago. He had moved to Vermont in 1979. Survivors include his wife, Jessie (Jewell) Gilson; his daughter, Brenda Pedigo; several nieces and nephews.

Holt, Earl D., Sr., of Barre, died Oct. 1. Born in Barre, he was the son of Harry and Blanche (Carr) Holt. He attended the former Brookside School in Barre Town and Spaulding High School. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps. He joined his father in the building contracting business and continued operating the company, known as Earl Holt Inc., until he retired in 1971. In 1945, he married Doris (Dossey) LeClair, who died in 1988. His memberships included Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include his son, Earl Jr.; his daughter, Pamella Lawson; six grandchildren; his twin great-grandchildren; his companion, Jeanne Whitcomb. 

Tucker, Jeannie B., 104, of Montpelier, died Oct. 1. Born in 1892 in Barre, she was the daughter of James and Annie (Reid) Brown. She received her early education in Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1932, she married George Tucker, who died in 1971. She was employed at Smith & Cummings Store in Barre and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Barre. Survivors include a niece, Carolyn Tucker-Stook; grand-nephews, Randall Tucker. 

Garland, Nelson F., 78, of North Randolph, died Sept. 28. Born in 1918 in Boston, Mass., he was the son of Bertram and Bernice (Wood) Garland. He attended elementary school in Bedford, Mass., graduating from Lexington (Mass.) High School and Massachusetts Nautical School in Charlestown, Mass. He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II and was employed by the United States Lines as a captain in the Merchant Marines, prior to retirement. In 1942, he married Shirley Fishlock, they moved to Randolph in 1971. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Carol Hooker; three sons, Bruce, Alan and Philip; two brothers; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Willey, Jedd O., 78, of Montpelier, died Sept. 27. Born in 1918 in Essex Junction, he was the son of Clyde and Lena (Beckley) Willey. He attended Montpelier Graded School and Montpelier High School and served with the Army Air Force during World War II. He was employed as a chauffeur by National Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1983. In 1961, he married Therma Billado, who died in 1987. Survivors include his sons, George Willey, Jeff Willey and Donald Perkins; one daughter, Anita Stark; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Bradley, Marilyn J., 61, of Barre, died Sept. 27. Born in 1935 in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of Robert and Agnes (Regan) Jennings. She attended St. Peter Elementary School in Jersey City and graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Hoboken, N.J. In 1953, she married John Bradley. They moved to Marshfield in 1975, where they owned and operated the Marshfield General Store until 1988. They moved to Barre, where she was employed as a certified nurse's aide at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Kathleen Majewski, Jean Handerhan, Mary Bradley and Maureen Bradley; eight sons, Mark, Owen, Sean, Colin, Ian, Evan, Brian and Patrick; a brother; 17 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Atherton, Bernie L., 94, formerly of Greensboro, died Oct. 3. Born in 1902 in Derby, he was the son of Lewis and Cora (Hanley) Atherton. He was educated in Greensboro school and was a graduate of Randolph Agricultural School. In 1929, he married Lora Mackres. He was a farmer in Greensboro until 1957 and he later worked as a carpenter. He served as town tax collector and road commissioner. He was a director for the Hardwick Trust Company and later the Merchants Bank, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Greensboro. Survivors include his wife; a sister, Greta Collier; five nephews; one niece; several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Hoag, James H., Jr., of Barre, died Sept. 27. Born in 1932 in Burlington, he was the son of James and Helen (Ballard) Hoag Sr. He attended schools in Burlington, graduated from Burlington High School and obtained his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Vermont. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. In 1957, he married Marie Rugo. He was employed by the State of Vermont, Agency of Transportation. An active member of the Barre community, he was Barre City School Commissioner from 1970 to 1973, director of Barre Rotary and a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; one son, David; three daughters, Susan (Mrs. Hector) Badeau, Nancy (Mrs. Robert) Comolli and Stephanie (Mrs. Darian) Ahmadi; 23 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother; an aunt; four nieces and two nephews.

Stuart, Robert Irving, 77, of Montpelier, died Oct. 2. He was born in 1918 in Middleboro, Mass. He was employed by First National grocery stores in Massachusetts. He moved to Montpelier recently to make his home with his son, Timothy. His wife, Eleanor Caldwell, is deceased. Survivors include two sons, Timothy and James; one daughter, Jacquelyn Kennedy; five grandchildren.

Benjamin, Beverly J., 72, formerly of Barre, died Sept. 27. Born in 1924, she was the daughter of Ernest and Ida (Gordon) Bancroft. She was a retired employee of Dayton Area Heart and Cancer Association, where she worked with her husband, Edwin Benjamin Jr. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Martha Selnick, Patricia Canty, Barbara Bates and Pamela Shephard; one brother; two sisters; six grandchildren. 

Smith, Rose M., 50, of Barre, died Oct. 7. Born in 1946 in Barre, she was the daughter of Clifford and Marion (Perkins) Abare. She attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. She was employed at the former Barre Steam Laundry and also at Wayside Restaurant. In 1966, she married Scott Thurber. In 1974, she married Carl Smith, who died in 1987. She was a member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include her companion, Francis Bragdon; five sons, Scott, Dean, Dana, Timothy and Carl Smith Jr.; one daughter, Jessie Willets; four stepdaughters, Jackie Walker, Joyce Rogers, Carol Bashaw and Susan Smith; five grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles.
Prouty, Dorothy O., 95, of Montpelier, died Oct. 6. Born in 1900 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Harley and Della (Masure) Whipple. In 1932, she married Edward H. Prouty, who died in 1966. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Montgomery, Merlin D., 86, of Northfield, died Oct. 8. Born in 1909 in Wales, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of Howard and Ellen Pearl (Ouderkirk) Montgomery. He graduated from Wales High School and from Burlington Business College, now known as Champlain College. In 1934, he married Helen Sayers, who died in 1995. He was employed as a salesman for Rawleigh Products and at Northfield Wood Products, before retiring in the mid-70s. He was a member of McKenzie Memorial Chapel in Riverton. Survivors include two sons, Merlin Jr. and Robert; two daughters, Mary Vanderwey and Beverly (Mrs. Donald) Morgan; three sisters; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Shook, Rae C., 52, formerly of Randolph and Griswold, Conn. and more recently of Chocowinity, N.C., died Oct. 9. Born in 1944 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Wayne Elbert and Charlotte Merle (Walbridge) Claflin. In 1964, she married John Austin Shook. She was employed as a bookkeeper and comptroller for Dr. Arnold Chassanoff in Jewett City, Conn., and was a member of the Congregational Church there. Survivors include her husband; her son, Christopher; a sister. 

Sargent, Emma S., 92, of Northfield, died Oct. 8. Born in 1904 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Harlan and Emma (Sawyer) Slack. She graduated from Northfield High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Vermont. In 1928, she married Edward Sargent, who died in 1978. She taught in the Springfield school system and for 16 years in the Northfield schools, retiring in 1968. Memberships included the United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, David; two daughters, Constance Dockler and Elizabeth Haggerty; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew. 

Clark, Esther J., 49, formerly of Montpelier, died Oct. 9. Born in 1947 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of J. Wendell and Beatrice (Covey) Johnson. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. Survivors include her husband, Michael; two sons, Keith and Craig; two brothers.

Sprague, Robert W., 64, of Williamstown, died Oct. 8. Born in 1932 in Brookfield, he was the son of Edwin and Hattie (Stevens) Sprague. He attended schools in Brookfield. In 1964, he married Gloria Jewett. He worked on area dairy farms, most recently at the Davis Acres Farm in Brookfield. He retired in 1979 due to ill health. Survivors include his wife; one son, Lee; three daughters, Lori (Mrs. Leslie) Kelley, Leslie (Mrs. Mark) Farnham and Loretta Sprague; several grandchildren; three sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Rowe, Barbara M., 72, of Randolph, died Oct. 9. Born in 1924 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Harold and Maude (Kendall) Bowen. She graduated from Randolph High School and the former Lyndon State Teachers College. In 1970, she married Edgar Rowe, who died in 1978. She taught school in East Granville, Bethel and Rochester and was an executive secretary in Boston. She retired from the Massachusetts Heart Association. She was a member of the United Church of Randolph. Survivors include a brother, Nelson Bowen and cousins. 

Davis, Warner L., 89, of Greensboro Bend, died Oct. 7. Born in 1907 in Greensboro Bend, he was the son of George and Mary Jane (Hutchins) Davis. He attended public schools in Greensboro and graduated from Lyndon Institute. In 1934, he married Dorothy D. Nash. He was a merchant at Davis General Store of Greensboro Bend for 47 years, a family-owned business started by his grandfather in 1893. He was a member of Greensboro Bend United Methodist Church, and he and his wife spent six months of each year at their home in Tavares, Fla., where he was active in Asbury Covenant Church. Survivors include his wife; one son, John; two daughters, Nancy (Mrs. Lewis) Hill and Sylvia (Mrs. Charles) Vatalaro; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews.

Zile, Lorraine, 70, for-merly of Montpelier, died recently in Connecticut. Born in 1926 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Ernest and Yvonne (LeMay) Bisson. Survivors include her husband, Robert Zile, formerly of Montpelier; three sons, Dr. Michael Zile, Kevin Zile and Robert Zile; one daughter, Barbara Ann DelGiudice; four brothers; one sister; 10 grandchildren.

McGill, Ruth E., 92, of Waitsfield, died Oct. 6. Born in 1903 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of Thomas and Julie (Folsom) Mehuron. She graduated from the former Waitsfield High School, earned a bachelor of arts degree and graduated from Middlebury College and earned her masters from the University of Vermont. She was an English teacher in New York until 1934, when she married James McGill. After her husband's death in 1941, she replaced him as distributor of Sinclair Oil. She belonged to the Waitsfield Federated Church. Survivors include one niece, Anne Dumas; one nephew, Calvin Mehuron; several grandnieces and grandnephews.

King, Claire B., 87, of Barre, died Oct. 8. Born in 1909 in Barre, she was the daughter of P. Henry and Elizabeth (Garvey) Brown. She received her early education in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1942, she married George King. They lived in Morrisville where they operated Grey Ledge Guest Home, a law practice and a retail and wholesale Christmas tree business. She later returned to Barre and was a member of the St. Monica Church. Survivors include one sister, Ileen Livendale; nephews; a grandnephew and a grandniece; two foster sons; and cousins.

Cornell, Alice B., 77, of Bethel, died Oct. 7. Born in 1919 in Bethel, she was the daughter of Clyde and Anna (Dunham) Blossom. She received her elementary school education in Bethel, graduated from Whitcomb High School and attended beautician/hairdressing school in Boston. In 1941, she married Calvin Cornell, who died in 1984. She had been employed at the former Fyles and Rice Company in Bethel, the Bethel School Lunch Program and later as a hairdresser. She retired in 1975 from the Waterbury Plastics Company in Randolph. She was a member of the United Church in Bethel. Survivors include a son, Steven; two grandsons; nieces and nephews.

Aja, Virginia A., 90, of Barre, died Oct. 7. Born in 1906 in Barre, she was the daughter of Adolfo and Teresa (Ferri) Malnati. She attended schools in Barre and was married in 1922 to Angel Aja. Her husband died in 1973. Survivors include her daughter, Florence Clark; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister; nieces and nephews. 

Burnes, James P., 79, formerly of Williamstown, died Oct. 5. Born in 1916 in Springfield, he was the son of George and Marion (Pollard) Burnes. He received his education in Montpelier, graduating from Montpelier High School. He also attended North Carolina State College and RPI. He served with the Army during WWII. In 1941, he married Elizabeth Martin, who died in 1992. He was the owner of Capital Candy Co. in Barre. Survivors include his daughter, Robin Blanchard; his son, George Burnes; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother.

Rouleau, Jeannette M., 85, of Barre Town, died Oct. 10. Born in 1911 in Saint Gabriel, Que., she was the daughter of Alfred and Alphonsine (Bouffard) Goudreau. She attended schools in Saint Gabriel. In 1928, she married Rodolphe J. Rouleau and they moved to Montpelier and in 1935, to Barre. She devoted her life as a homemaker and parent. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include five sons, Lucien, Marcel, Bertrand, Raymond and Paul; three daughters, Pauline Oshetski, Giselle Waugh and Jo Ann Riley; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; nieces and nephews. 

Eisenwinter, Esther C., 91, formerly of Barre, died Oct. 7. Born in 1905 in Quincy, Mass., she was the daughter of William and Helen (Gray) Cumming. She came to Barre as a child and attended schools there and pursued commercial courses at the former Goddard Seminary. She became employed in the office of Granite City Tool Company, which was owned by her family and continued there until 1928, when she married Lloyd E. Eisenwinter. They moved to Arizona and Mr. Eisenwinter died in 1989. She belonged to the Barre Congregational Church while in Barre and the Ringon Congregational Church in Tucson, AZ. Survivors include two sons, Robert and Allan; two daughters, Joan Thompson and Dorothy Peck; eight grandchildren; one sister; nieces and nephews. 

May, Albert W., 80, of East Cabot, died Oct. 9. Born in 1916 in Worcester, he was the son of Albert and Alma (Carpenter) May. He attended local schools in Marshfield and graduated from the former Montpelier Seminary. He married Velma Hall in 1940 and joined the Navy in 1944. He attended auctioneer's school and started a career in auctioneering. He was remembered as the "Man With the Derby Hat." After retiring from auctions, he continued working as a cabinet maker and woodworker. Survivors include his wife; his son, Albert L. May; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Marsha, Madine, 86, of Barre, died Oct. 11. Born in 1909 in Cabot, she was the daughter of Hayes and Marion (Hughes) Bassett. She was educated in Marshfield schools. In 1929, she married James Marsha, who died in 1989. She worked for New England Telephone and later for National Life, from which she retired. She was a member of the United Trinity Methodist Church in Montpelier. Survivors include a step-son, James Marsha Jr. and five nieces, Joyce White, Vicki Borland, Greta Sayer, Geraldine Gillman and Carolyn Sayers. 

Faye, Florence M., 72, of Randolph, died Oct. 11. Born in 1924 in Randolph, she was the daughter of James and Helen (Stone) Sivret. She received her early education in Randolph and graduated from Randolph High School. She had worked in the Green Mountain Glove Company, Brigham Gelatin Company and Gifford Memorial Hospital and retired from Randolph High School where she worked in the cafeteria. In 1947, she married Robert E. Faye. They raised several foster children and were designated foster parents of the year in 1970. Her husband died in 1987. Survivors include three sons, Robert Jr., Richard and Andy; one daughter, Sandy Jean Blanchard; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several foster grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Hacker, Bennett, 86, of Barre, died Oct. 20. Born in 1910 in Salem, Mass., he was the son of Joseph and Lizzie (Blacher) Hacker. He attended schools in Salem, graduating from Salem High School. He later attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. In 1941, he married Celia Marcus. He managed department stores in Nashua, N.H. and in Quincy and Fitchburg, Mass. He and his wife later owned and managed the House of Shoes in Fitchburg. Survivors include his wife; one son, Frank; one brother; nieces and nephews.
Doyle, Pearl W., 76, of South Royalton, died Oct. 23. Born in 1920, he was the son of Earl and Lyle (Eastman) Doyle. He attended school in Chelsea and South Washington. He also attended school in Lansing, MI, where he learned a trade as a welder. He worked for the Sargent Roundy Corp. and Webster Bobbin Shop, both in Randolph. He also drove truck for the Vermont Poultry Outlet and later worked as a diesel mechanic for Petco Oil Company, both in South Royalton. He retired in 1982. In 1955, he married Dorothy Sargent, who died in 1983. Survivors include his son, Earl; his daughter, Earlene Churchill; one sister; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. 

Crowell, Wayland A., 72, of Middlesex, died Oct. 20. Born in 1924 in Moscow, he was the son of Logan and Artie (Cowan) Crowell. He attended schools in Middlesex and Montpelier and served with the Army during World War II. In 1946, he married Rita P. Colonni. He became employed by National Clothes Pin Company and purchased the company in 1966. He continued operating it until retirement in 1994. Survivors include two daughters, Janet (Mrs. Peter) Merrill and Jacquelyn (Mrs. Douglas) Emmons; two sons, David and Randy; seven grandchildren; four sisters; three brothers; nieces and nephews.

Tomlinson, Mabel S., 94, of Stowe, died Oct. 22. Born in 1902 in Stowe, she was the daughter of Edward and Flora Shepard Sleeper. She was a graduate of Stowe High School. In 1921, she married Cletus Tomlinson, who died in 1977. She and her husband had farmed and she worked at Stoware, retiring as a salesperson in the giftshop after 40 years. She was a member of the Stowe Community Church. Survivors include three sons, C. Floyd, Alan S. and Philip A.; one daughter, Alayne Trombley; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Dimick, Amy R., 90, of East Hardwick, died Oct. 20. Born in 1926 in Whitefield, N.H., she was the daughter of Leland and Geneva (Bishop) Hanks. She attended schools in McIndoe Falls and in Greensboro. In 1945, she married Robert Dimick, who died in 1974. They farmed in Walden until 1963 and then moved to East Hardwick. She was a nurses aid in the former Robbins Nursing Home in East Hardwick and in the Greensboro Nursing Home. Survivors include her sons, Leslie and Rodney; one daughter, Betty J. Mercier; a companion, Bernard King; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; several nieces and nephews.

Frank, Elaine W., 67, of Barre, died Oct. 17. Born in 1928 in Rochester, she was the daughter of John and Marjorie (Coburn) Thresher. She later lived in Barre where she received her early education and graduated from Spaulding High School. Her husband, William Warner, died in 1965. She had worked at Ben-Mont Paper Company in Bennington and later at the Green Mountain Race Track in Pownal. Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen Guetti; three sons, Bruce, Gene and Bernard; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters; nieces and nephews.

Keefe, John E., 64, of Waterbury, died Oct. 19. Born in 1931 in Montpelier, she was the son of Bernard and Charlotte (King) Keefe Sr. He graduated from the former Waterbury High School. He served with the Vermont Army National guard and was activated during the Korean War. He later moved to California where he was employed in construction and later returned to Waterbury, continuing employ-ment in the construction field. In 1953, he married Sarah Spence. He was a member of St. Andrew's Church in Waterbury. Survivors include his mother; one daughter, Susan Gile; one son, John Jr.; four grandchildren; three sisters; three brothers; nieces and nephews. 

St. John, Ruth A., 86, of Barre Town, died Oct. 24. Born in 1910, she was the daughter of Carl and Addie (Simpson) Taplin. She attended Barre and East Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1935, she married Emery St. John. She spent all of her life as a homemaker and parent. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth, Ronald and Clayton; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Sargent, Greydon T., 87, of Northfield, died Oct. 23. Born in 1909 in Johnson, he was the son of Fred and Sarah (Staffelbean) Sargent. He was a graduate of Johnson High School. In 1936, he married Laura Baker. He had worked in the granite quarries in Barre, the asbestos mill in Eaton, the talc mines in Johnson, Eastern States Feed in Newport and at the Northfield Woolen Mill. He also worked at Northfield High School and the Green Mountain School in Montpelier. He retired in 1975. His memberships include the United Church of Northfield. Survivors include his wife; one son, Greydon Jr.; three daughters, Marlene Bonem, Nelita Pecora and Judith Stebbins; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Vecchio, Michael T., 71, of Plainfield, died Oct. 20. Born in 1925 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Jack and Josephine Vecchio. He was educated in Brooklyn schools. In 1953, he married Lillian Eckstein. He was an electrician prior to retirement in 1972. The Vecchios moved to Plainfield after retirement. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Tina Vecchio and Barbara Mahelaimen; one sister. 

Blue, Colleen C., 49, of Waterbury, died Oct. 24. Born in 1947 in Tupper Lake, N.Y., she was the daughter of George and Theresa (Bujnovsky) Curtin. She was a graduate of Tupper Lake High School and received her BSN degree at D'Youville College in Buffalo, N.Y. She was an Army nurse for four years and received her masters in maternal child health nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1970, she married Thomas B. Blue. They moved to Waterbury in 1976. She was a professor at Vermont College/Norwich University and a member of St. Andrew's Church. Survivors include her parents; two daughters, Stacey Blue and Kathleen Blue; one son, Michael Blue; one sister; and a nephew.

Otis, Patrick A., 13, of Washington, died Oct. 24. Born in 1983 in Yokota Air Force Base in Japan, he was the son of Charles and Amy (Roger) Otis. He was an eighth grade student at Washington Village School and a member of the basketball and soccer teams. He enjoyed music, snowmobiling, and playing the guitar and drums. Survivors include his parents; his sister, Kelley; his paternal grandparents, Fernand and Dorothy Otis; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Nancy Rogers; his maternal great-grandfather, Calvin Griswold; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Rounds, Terrence S., 58, formerly of Moretown, died Oct. 24. Born in 1938 in Rutland, he was the son of Hugh and Fedra (Stanley) Rounds. He graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy. He was a veteran of the Navy and previously owned and operated the Powder Horn Tavern in Montpelier. In 1973, he married Janice Alonso. They moved to Florida where he owned and operated Gracie's Place and then worked at the Halifax Medical Center. Survivors include his wife; their children, Nicky Rounds, Evelyn Zoecklein, Mary Darbone, Edmund Normand and Arthur Normand; 12 grandchildren; three brothers; one sister. 

Deal, Ruth F., 90, of Waterbury, died Oct. 23. Born in 1906 in Moretown, she was the daughter of James and Katherine (Goodwin) Flynn. She attended schools in Moretown and Waterbury and worked at the former Randall's Pharmacy and the former Whiting Milk Company in Waterbury. She married William Deal, who died in 1953. She later worked at Vincent's Pharmacy and aided the Hunger Mountain Day Care. She was a member of St. Andrew's Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mary (Mrs. Richard) Lemery, Martha (Mrs. Roger) Fraser and Susan (Mrs. Edward) Rau; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Lockhart, Helen G., 69, of Northfield, died Oct. 24. Born in 1927 in Pana, Ill., she was the daughter of Orville and Francis (Pope) Gresham. She graduated from Pana High School and earned her bachelor of science degree in physical education from Southern Illinois University. She later furthered her education at the University of Colorado and Syracuse University, where she earned a master's degree in physical education. She taught physical education at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. before teaching at Ripon College in Wisconsin. In 1960, she married Donald Lockhart. She retired in 1962 and moved to Northfield in 1963. She was very active in the Northfield community with refereeing and coaching high school girls softball. Her memberships included the United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; one son, Robert; a daughter, Patrick Lockhart; a brother; a sister; several nieces and nephews.

Patenaude, Mary, 97, of Montpelier, died Oct. 20. Born in 1898 in Canada, she was the daughter of Edouard and Emma (Rodier) Chaput. The early years in her life were spent in Newport. After her marriage to William Patenaude, she moved to St. Albans and then to Montpelier. Her husband died in 1968. She leaves no immediate surviving family members.


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