Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1998

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Hood, Alma, 83, of Bethel, died Nov. 17. Born in 1915 in Washington, she was the daughter of Guy and Dora Toby. She was educated in Washington area schools. In 1940 she married Harrison Hood, who died in 1996. Most of her life was spent in Adamant. She came to Bethel Gilead in 1980 and in 1995 moved to the Gifford Elder Care in Randolph. More recently she lived at the Mayo Resident Home in Northfield. Survivors include a son, Victor; a sister, Ina Slayton; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

St. Louis, Pauline M., 92, of Waterbury, died Nov. 17. Born in 1906, she was the daughter of Edwin and Jennie (Henderson) Foster. In 1931, she married Harold St. Louis, who died in 1981. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Sallie S. Martin; two nephews. 

Billi, Louis J. "Chick", 88, of Barre, died Nov. 16. Born in 1910 in Barre, he was the son of Giacomo and Amelia (Mariotti) Billi. He attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He married Dorothy Andreoletti. He was an independent plumber and heating contractor in the Barre area and was a member of the St. Monica Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Faralie (Mrs. Thomas) Flynn and Kay (Mrs. John) Storti; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two nephews. 

Fogg, George W., 88, of Hardwick, died Nov. 16. Born in 1910 in Thetford, he was the son of Henry and Adeline (Goulette) Fogg. He attended Eden public schools. He was married to Zelma Carr, who died in 1959. In 1964, he married Clara Travers Fuller. He was an electronic technician, operating his own business for 53 years, before retiring in 1987. He was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Rucker and Mrs. Anita Hamilton; a brother; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. 

Peabody, Mildred A., 64, of Barre, died Nov. 14. Born in 1934 in Barre, she was the daughter of Arthur and Evon (Rousse) Peabody. She attended the Holy Ghost School in Graniteville and graduated from Spaulding High School. She was a customer service representative for Paige and Campbell Insurance Agency, retiring after 30 years. She was a member of St. Monica's Church in Barre. Survivors include a sister, Rosemary Marineau; two brothers, William and Eugene; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Sanborn, Frederick K., 91, of Barre, died Nov. 13. Born in 1907 in Bradford, he was the son of Frederick and Lilla (Demar) Sanborn. He grew up in West Bradford and attended Bradford Academy. In 1962, he married Ivis May Hood, who died in 1977. He owned and operated Kendall Sanborn's Sawmill and was a self-employed blacksmith and cider mill operator. Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Anderson and Madelyn Slack; four step-sons, Ralph Clough, Roger Clough, Roy Clough and Dennis Clough; three step-daughters, Pena Bozarth, Mabel Clifford and Linda Clifford; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Numerous step-nieces and nephews. 

Dodge, Junior Edward, 66, of Hardwick, died Nov. 14. Born in 1932 in Hardwick, he was the son of Henry and Laura (Cloth) Dodge. He attended Hardwick public schools. He was married to Mary Kirby and later to Patricia Colbeth. He had been employed by the Pratt and Reed Company in Morrisville and for Precision Woodworking in Morrisville. He retired in 1994. Survivors include his companion, Mary Reed; two sons, Edward III and Ricky; five daughters, Betty Capron, Laura Dodge, Lisa Royce, Laurie Deth and Shirley Tanner; a brother; four sisters; 13 grandchildren. 

Drury, Martha Pellerin, 37, of Middlesex, died Nov. 16. Born in 1961 in Barre, she was the daughter of Herve and Yvonne (Pellerin) Pellerin. She attended St. Monica's School and graduated from Spaulding High School. She also attended Trinity College in Washington, D.C. In 1980, she married John Drury. She was employed at the Vermont State Hospital and then became a correction's officer and then a parole officer for the State of Vermont, a position she held until 1993. She formed the music group "Jeter Le Pont" and she, her husband and sons formed the musical group "Chainon." Survivors include her husband; two sons, Eric and Ian; two sisters; four brothers. 

Coburn, Glen W., 58, of Chelsea, died Nov. 16. Born in 1940, he was the son of Athol and Beatrice (Driver) Coburn. He attended school in Chelsea. In 1965, he married Betsy Taplin. He worked at Fyles and Rice Veneer Mill in Bethel and Malmquist Sawmill in Post Mills. He was a quarryman for the Rock of Ages Corporation in Barre. Survivors include his wife; a son, Wayne; two daughters, Sheila Doyle and Alesia Fisher; two brothers; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. 

Croney, Nancy L., 61, of Northfield Falls, died Nov. 16. Born in 1936 in Roxbury, she was the daughter of Hester (Pope) Jordon. She graduated from Northfield High School and attended the State University of New York, where she earned an associates degree in nutrition. She married Edward Croney, who died in 1994. She had been employed as an assistant dietician by Barre City Hospital, Heaton Hospital, Berlin Convalescent Home and Physician's Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She graduated from Vermont College in 1988 and went to work for the Northfield School System in special education. She later worked at Ames, Price Chopper and Rich's Department Store. She was a past member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Northfield. Survivors include her mother; a brother, Richard Pope; a stepson, William Croney; a stepdaughter, E. Jamieson; her companion and caregiver, Raymond Alvarez; two step-grandchildren. 

Edmunds, Richard K., 70, of Bethel, died Nov. 17. Born in 1928 in Bethel, he was the son of Arden and Hazel (Rand) Edmunds. He was educated in Bethel schools and was a graduate of Whitcomb High School. He worked for the Randolph Floral Company and later worked at the Waterbury Company in Randolph and operated Edmunds Greenhouse. He was a selectman for the town of Bethel and was the Bethel Cemetery commissioner. He was a member of the United Church. Survivors include a brother, Arden Jr.; a sister, Martha Stetson. 

Finnie, George W. "Dudd", 82, formerly of Barre, died Nov. 15. Born in 1915 in Barre, he was the son of Edward and Evelyn (Duncan) Finnie. He attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. In 1983, he married Jeannette Tousignant. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a floor covering installer at the B.W. Hooker Furniture Store and later owned and operated Finnie's Floor Covering Store in Montpelier, retiring in 1978. He was affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church of Barre. Survivors include his wife; two brothers, James and Thomas; a sister, Katie Johnson; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Goodrich, C. Arthur, 93, of Northfield, died Nov. 14. Born in 1904 in Montpelier, he was the son of Charles and Zillah (Smith) Goodrich. He graduated from Northfield High School and later attended Norwich University. He married Charlotte Brown, who died in 1959. He had worked for the Northfield Telephone Company and TDS Telecom. He was a member of the United Church of Northfield and the Vermont Army National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Jean; one son, Charles; two daughters, Hildagarde Searle and Lauraine Goodrich; a step-son, Arthur Jones; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

White, Marguerite, 79, of Bethel, died Nov. 14. Born in 1919 in Fayston, she was the daughter of Raymond and Marjorie (Dustin) Campbell. She was educated in Bethel schools and graduated from Whitcomb High School. In 1942, she married Cloise White, who died in 1997. She had worked in Bethel for the Hot Lunch Program and a waitress at Hotel Emery and at Mills Store. Survivors include a son, Norman; a sister, Ramona Adams; three granddaughters. 

Edwards, Royal B., 88, formerly of Barre, died Nov. 15. Born in 1910 in Waterbury, he was the son of Floyd and Ethel Viola (Douglas) Edwards. He attended schools in Waterbury. He married Alice Chamberland, who died in 1955. He then married Joan Dodge Putnam in 1955, who died in 1981. He was a truck driver for various construction and trucking companies. He had moved to Denver, Colorado in 1990 and was a member of the Calvary Bible Evangelical Free Church there. Survivors include a son, Ray; three sisters; three brothers; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

Day, Ruth Elizabeth, 94, of Montpelier, died Nov. 20. Born in 1904 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Theodore and Ines (Willard) Day. The family moved to Randolph, where she attended elementary school and graduated from Randolph High School. She also graduated from the advanced teachers training program. After a brief career in teaching, she went into civil service in 1930 and moved to Montpelier and began employment as a secretary to the Veterinarian-in-charge in the Bureau of Animal Industry, later known as Department of Agriculture. She became administrative assistant in 1960 and retired in 1967. She was a member of Bethany Congregational Church. Survivors include a brother, Robert Day; nephews; a niece; great-nephews and nieces. 

Aja, Agustin "Gus", 78, of Montpelier, died Nov. 18. Born in 1920 in Montpelier, he was the son of Julian and Perfecta (Acebo) Aja. His family moved to back to Santander, Spain when he was young and he received his education there. He later returned to the United States and continued his education at Columbia University. He served with the Navy during WWII. In 1949, he married Florence Brousseau. He was a designer for the State of Vermont Highway Department, retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. Augustines Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Linda Sands; Mary Jennings; seven grandchildren; a sister; a brother; nieces and nephews.

Gilman, David Coit, 82, of Chelsea, died Nov. 21. Born in 1916 in Chelsea, he was the son of Dean and Margaret (Comstock) Gilman. He was educated in Chelsea schools and graduated from Chelsea High School and the Vermont School of Agriculture in Randolph Center. In 1945, he married Norma Gates, who died in 1997. They purchased the family farm in Chelsea, which they sold in 1987. He served in the Army during WWII. He held many positions with local government, among them town auditor for 46 years. Survivors include six sisters, Etta Goodwin, Winifred Gilman, Nancy Hoyt, Doris Daszkiewics, Barbara Swanwick and Judith Reneau; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Osterman, Sally T., 50, of Barre Town, died Nov. 22. Born in 1948 in Newton, Mass., she was the daughter of John and Amy (Franks) Thompson. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and graduated from the Katherine Gibbs School in Boston. In 1969, she married Gerald Osterman. They moved to Barre in 1983 and she worked as a secretary for the Family Court and District Court in Barre. Survivors include her husband; a son, Derek; a daughter, Leslie Osterman; a brother; uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. 

Hendry, Thomas J., 84, formerly of Barre and more recently of Chicopee, Mass., died Nov. 22. Born in 1913 in Plainfield, he was the son of Charles and Adeline (Fuller) Hendry. He attended schools in Williamstown and in 1934, married Oreetha H. Bresett, who died in 1994. He worked at Central Vermont Railroad and in 1944, moved to Chicopee, Mass., where he worked for Fisk Rubber Co. and Uni-Royal Corp., retiring in 1978. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Chicopee. Survivors include a son, Robert; a daughter, Patricia Zagula; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Tetreault, Marie C., 66, of Montpelier, died Nov. 21. Born in 1932 in Barre, she was the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy (Dudevoir) Little. In 1950, she married Ernest Tetreault. She worked in the food service department at U-32 High School and was a member of St. Augustine's Church in Montpelier. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Sandra Mostofizadeh and Debora Tetreault; two sons, Michael and Douglas; four sisters; a brother; several nieces and nephews. 

Morrison, Duane Bellimer, 16, of Washington, died Nov. 21. Born in 1982 in Lebanon, N.H., he was the son of Ronald and Janice (Thompson) Bellimer Sr. He had lived several years in Washington with his foster parents, Paul and Mary Morrison. He attended schools in Brookhaven Homes for Boys in Chelsea, Websterville Baptist Christian School and Spaulding High School. He was member of the Washington Baptist Church youth group and Junior ROTC at Spaulding High School. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Janice and Franklin George; another step-father, Lawrence Bergeron; two grandmothers, Tessa Nichols and Barbara Nichols; two brothers, Lawrence Bergeron Jr. and Ronald Bellimer Jr.; a sister, Laurie Nichols; a foster sister, Jeannie LaPerle; three foster brothers, Larry, Stephen and Daniel Morrison. 

Cowles, Henry Lee, 88, of Middlesex, died Nov. 23. Born in 1910 in Lyndonville, he was the son of Henry Whitney and Mabel (Perkins) Cowles. He was educated in Montpelier High School and art schools in Maine. He was an accomplished artist and served with the Army Air Corps during WWII. He worked for the state as an engineer for the highway design division, retiring after 39 years. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. 

Gosland, Russell P., 92, of Marshfield, died Nov. 24. Born in 1906 in Marshfield, he was the son of Perley and Edna (Gray) Goslant. He attended schools in Marshfield. In 1928, he married Leah Harrington, who died in 1995. He had worked in the logging and construction business and was longtime road foreman for the town of Plainfield and Plainfield Town Constable. He was a member of the Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Clark; two sons, Russell and Basil; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a brother; a half-brother; several nieces and nephews. 

Russell, Margaret S., 86, of Montpelier, died Nov. 25. Born in 1912 in Toronto, Canada, she was the daughter of Dr. Paul Lindsay and Mary (Wilson) Scott. She was educated in Toronto and graduated from the Victoria College of the University of Toronto, earning a master's degree in chemistry. In 1938, she married John James Russell, who died in 1970. She moved to Montpelier in 1994. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Russell Drake; two sons, William and Alan; a brother; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. 

Allen, Mary Ellis (Bailey), 85, of Northfield, died Nov. 25. Born in South Northfield, she was the daughter of George and Ethel (Cofrin) Bailey. She attended Northfield schools and married Homer Ethan Allan in 1931, who died in 1987. She worked as a cook at a fraternity house at Norwich University. She had worked at the George Kingston Furniture Store in Northfield and Gray's Department Store in Montpelier, before retiring. Survivors include two daughters, Judith (Mrs. David) Farr and Nancy (Mrs. Douglas) Monmaney; a sister; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Blouin, Linda, A., 46, of Montpelier, died Nov. 23. Born in 1952 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Marcel and Lenore (Relation) Blouin. She attended St. Michael's Graded Schools and graduated from Montpelier High School. She had worked for Allen Lumber and more recently for the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board in Montpelier. Survivors include her mother; her sisters, Joanne Marcelle, Ellin Perry, Mary Kay Blouin; her brother, Richard; nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Geary, Marie Louise, 95, of Barre, died Nov. 24. Born in 1903 in Schenectady, N.Y., she was the daughter of Joseph and Magdalena (Yaeger) Kern. In 1921, she married Hersel Geary, who died in 1963. She had lived in N.Y. and Florida and moved to Barre in 1997. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Kerwin; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren. 

Denton, Norma Lowell, 84, of Craftsbury, died Nov. 23. Born in 1913 in Craftsbury, she was the daughter of Clarence and Jennie (Webster) Lowell. She graduated from Craftsbury Academy. In 1935, she married William Denton, who died in 1985. They operated a dairy farm in Craftsbury until 1962, when they moved to North Wolcott. Survivors include a son, William; a daughter, Jeraldine (Jerry) Phelps; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. 

Graves, Sally J., 53, of East Montpelier, died Nov. 27. Born in 1945 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Raymond and Una (Clark) Trepto. She attended schools in Montpelier and graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1964, she married John Graves. Survivors include a daughter, Darci Graves; two sons, Brian and Scott; her mother; two sisters; a brother; three grandchildren. 

Cayia, Josephine Y., 70, of Plainfield, died Nov. 23. Born in 1928 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Rosario and Blanche (Gregoire) Beaucage. She owned and operated Suburban Grocery on Berlin Street in Montpelier for many years. She retired due to ill health and moved to Plainfield. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Cayia; a son, David; a daughter, Sandra Cayia; three sisters; two brothers; several nieces and nephews.

Dougherty, Merwin J., Sr., 49, of Chelsea, died Dec. 5. Born in 1949 in Bellows Falls, he was the son of Merwin and Helen (Curtis) Collidge. He attended schools in Proctorsville and Chester High School and later received his GED. He had worked for the railroad in Vermont, was manager of a gas station in Windsor and later a cook in Fairlee and at Our Place Restaurant in Ludlow. He also worked for the R&R Getty Station in Williamstown, retiring due to ill health. In 1985, he married Polly J. Sanborn. Survivors include his wife; a son, Merwin James Jr.; two daughters, Sandra and Jessica Dougherty; his mother and step-father, Donald and Helen; his foster mother, Betty Gleason; seven brothers; seven sisters; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Anderson, John A., 76, formerly of Barre, died Nov. 30. He was born in Barre in 1922, the son of Jack and Ruth (McIntosh) Anderson. He attended Barre City schools and Spaulding High School. He joined the National Guard and served in active duty during WWII. After discharge he worked in the family trucking business and for J&S Trucking, Clark's Transferring Inc. and Dante Mori. He worked for Consolidated Memorials in Barre, retiring in 1984. He moved to Florida in 1988. In 1945, he married Rosa Gomez. Survivors include his wife; three children, Judy Abascal, David Anderson and Barbara Chaloux; six grandchildren; twin great-grandsons; two brothers; many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Mazzini, Mary L., 85, formerly of Barre, died Nov. 27. Born in 1913 in Barre, she was the daughter of Calixte and Emma (Desilets) Simoneau. She attended the Garneau Academy in Montreal, the Brook Street School and Spaulding High School. In 1936, she married Andrew Mazzini, who died in 1974. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a son, Carl; a daughter, Andrea L. (Mazzini) Gallagher; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and several cousins. 

Pedley, Charlotte G., 60, of Northfield, died Nov. 30. Born in 1938 in Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of Wendell and Hester (Russell) Gage. She attended Northfield schools and graduated from Northfield High School and from the University of Vermont. She taught school in Shelburne. In 1959, she married James Pedley. They owned and operated Lemery's Store in Northfield. Survivors include her husband; her mother; three sons, Jeffrey, Andrew and Derek; a daughter, Lori Buchanan; a brother; a sister; two grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. 

Greene, Sandra J., 54, of South Royalton, died Nov. 28. Born in 1944 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Grace L. Greene. She attended schools in South Royalton and graduated from South Royalton High School. She was an administrative assistant at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. She was a member of the United Church of South Royalton. Survivors include her mother; a sister, Carol A. Greene; two brothers, John Greene and David Fielders; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Turner, Roy W., 87, of Barre, died Nov. 26. He was born in 1911 in Middlebury and received his education in Middlebury. After graduation he was employed by Charles Miller & Son, Co. in St. Johnsbury. He came to Barre as a partner and manager of Warner Turner Supply Co., retiring in 1978. He had served in WWII in the Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Barre. Survivors include his wife, ClaraBelle Neff Turner who he married in 1933; a sister, Marion Keeler; a brother, Lloyd Turner; grandchildren Roy C. Turner, Andrew W. Turner and Regina T. Hodziewich; many great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews. 

Judd, Lessie E., 92, formerly of Waterbury, died Nov. 28. Born in 1905 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of Horace and Bertha (Demas) White. She attended schools in West Corinth, where the family moved to in 1912. She worked in the telephone company office in West Corinth. In 1925, she married Dan Moore. In 1946, she married Robert Judd, who died in 1990. She was a member of Bradford Grace United Methodist Church. Survivors include two grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Scribner, Audrey L., 83, formerly of Chelsea, died Nov. 28. Born in 1915 in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Julian and Jennie (Searl) Slack. She attended schools in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School. She graduated from Gifford Hospital School of Nursing in 1937. In 1940, she married Alton Scribner, who died in 1988. She was a registered nurse at Gifford Memorial Hospital in Randolph, retiring in 1950. She and her husband had owned and operated the Music Shop in Randolph, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ in Randolph. Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Bedell and Kendra Grant; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. 

Pierce, Doris, 75, of Montpelier, died Nov. 26. Born in 1923 in Barre, she was the daughter of Edward and Jennie (Watson) Pierce. She attended Trow Hill Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School. She had worked for the Granite Mutual Insurance Co., the Granite Savings Bank and later in the Vermont State Treasurer's office, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Barre and also a member of Christ Church in Montpelier. Survivors include a brother, Lawrence E. Pierce; an uncle, Lawrence L. Pierce; numerous cousins. 

Morse, Leo F., 74, of Duxbury, died Dec. 2. Born in 1924 in Duxbury, he was the son of Harold and Mary Helen (Trank) Morse. She attended Duxbury schools. He worked for the Demeritt Co. in Waterbury and later at the Davison Furniture Co. in Waterbury. He retired from employment as custodian at Waterbury Elementary School. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Waterbury. Survivors include a sister, Mary H. Martin; a brother, Donald Morse; nieces and nephews. 

Pilini, Theresa, 90, formerly of Montpelier, died Nov. 1. She was born in 1908 in Napierville, Quebec, Canada. Following her education she modeled furs in Canada. In 1930, she married Emanuel Pilini, who died in 1970. Survivors include a daughter, Fernande; a sister, Althia Dessault; several nieces and nephews.

Saia, Boynton R. Sr., 65, of Williamstown, died Dec. 5. Born in 1933 in Hanover, N.H., he was the son of Joseph and Olive (Hopkins) Saia. He graduated from Hanover High School and attended the University of New Hampshire at Durham. In 1955, he married Frances L. Keating. They had lived in Corinth for 33 years, moving to Williamstown in March. He was head surveyor for Drury Surveyors in Hanover and in 1961, joined the Vermont State Agency of Transportation, retiring in 1995. He was a member of East Corinth Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Boynton Jr., Craig and Scott; a daughter, Lynn (Saia) Putney; three brothers; a sister; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Sicely, Grace, 79, of Montpelier, died Dec. 7. Born in 1918 in St. Paul, Minn., she was the daughter of Arthur and Agnes (O'Toole) Morrill. She graduated from Marshfield High School and Burlington Business College. She worked for many years as an executive secretary for the state of Vermont. Her husband, Maurice Sicely, died in 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Jane (Mrs. Gerry) Parker; a grandson, Seth Parker; four nieces. 

Flint, Margaret G., 88, of Randolph, died Dec. 5. Born in 1910 in Bethel, she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Sexton) George. She was educated in Bethel and graduated from Whitcomb High School. In 1938, she married Hale Flint, who died in 1989. She was employed by the Randolph Furniture Co., Savages Mill, Fritzel Toys, the Van Raalte Co. She retired in 1970 from Waterbury Companies. Survivors include a son, Dalton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. 

Shepard, Marion E., 85, of Waitsfield, died Dec. 5. Born in 1913 in Warren, she was the daughter of John and Ivah (Grandy) Johnson. She attended schools in Warren. In 1963, she married Roy Shepard, who died in 1963. She was a homemaker all her life, working for a brief time in the cafeteria at Warren Elementary School. Survivors include three daughters, Jane Pierce, Jean Coleman and Donna (Mrs. Albert) Stone; a brother; six grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Dougherty, Merwin J., Sr., 49, of Chelsea, died Dec. 5. Born in 1949 in Bellows Falls, he was the son of Merwin and Helen (Curtis) Collidge. He attended schools in Proctorsville and Chester High School and later received his GED. In 1985, he married Polly Sanborn. He had worked for the railroad in Vermont, a gas station in Windsor, as a cook in Fairlee and Ludlow, at S&M Amusements and R&R Getty Station in Williamstown. He retired due to ill health. Survivors include his wife; a son, Merwin Jr.; two daughters, Sandra Dougherty and Jessica Dougherty; two stepsons, Gene and Harry Sanborn; his mother and stepfather, Helen and Donald Curtis; his foster mother, Betty Gleason; seven brothers; seven sisters; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Williams, Melvin H., 74, of Barre, died Dec. 9. Born in 1924 in Morrisville, he was the son of Early and Dorothy (Jones) Williams. He attended schools in Morrisville and graduated from Northfield High School. He served with the Army during WWII. In 1950, he married Jean (MacAuley) Groton. He worked for Rock of Ages Corp., C.H. Goss Co. and later for Central Motors in Barre. He was co-owner of the Pearl Street Body Shop in Barre and more recently he worked for C.L. Lunt Appraisers until his retirement. Survivors include his wife; five sons, James, Thomas, Robert, Mark and Michael; two daughters, Julie Massaro and Joan Stefaniak; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Bowen, Edmund D., 61, formerly of Hardwick and Morrisville, died Nov. 25 in Clearwater, Fla. Born in 1936 in Hardwick, he was the son of Martin and Nora (Demars) Bowen. He attended public schools in Wolcott and People's Academy in Morrisville. He served in the Army and had been employed at the Mount Mansfield Ski Area in Stowe and later for the S.T. Griswold Co. in Morrisville. He attended St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church. Survivors include three sisters, Elaine (Mrs. Ivan) Renaud; Jeannette (Mrs. Jacques) Brochu and Joan (Mrs. Clayton) Bergeron; several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Bonem, Donald S., 64, of Northfield, died Dec. 8. Born in 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of Carl and Erma (Steffens) Bonem. He graduated from Parma Schaff High School (Ohio) and later attended Norwich University in Northfield. In 1955, he married Marlene Sargent. He served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1984. Survivors include his wife; his mother; two sons, peter and Michael; a daughter, Sherri (Mrs. Jim) Steffensmeir; a sister; five grandsons; a granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews. 

Amato, Mary Margaret, 81, of Montpelier, died Dec. 7. Born in 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Joseph Shefers and Susan (Essler) Shefers. She was educated in the Brooklyn public school system. In 1937, she married Joseph Amato, who predeceased her. Survivors include three sons, Gerard, Guy and William; five daughters, Veronica Jones, Patricia Cole, Christina Barringer, Barbara McDevitt and Susan Wiitala; one sister; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. 

Gavin, Kimberly A., 34, of Berlin, died Dec. 7. Born in 1963 in Wynnewood, PA, she was the daughter of Peter and Barbara (Rider) Gavin. She graduated from Conestoga High School in Penn. She was a nurse's aide and housekeeper for Mayo Healthcare in Northfield. She was a member of the Little White Church in Northfield. Survivors include two sisters, Pamela (Mrs. Robert) Wills and Leigh (Mrs. Gary) Harder; two nieces; three nephews; several aunts and uncles. 

Dente, James E. "Nesto", Sr., 90, of Barre, died Dec. 10. Born in 1908 in Barre, he was the son of Basilio and Maria (Pinafetti) Dente. He attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign with a BA in Education. He was educational advisor to the Civilian Conservation Corps Program for three and in 1935, joined his father at Dente's Market in Barre. He owned and operated the market until 1973, when he sold it to his son Richard. He retired in 1983. In 1940, he married Clara Farr. He was a member of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Thomas, James Jr., Richard and Stephen; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother; a niece and a nephew. 

Munyon, Emery R., Sr., 83, of East Randolph, died Dec. 9. Born in 1915 in West Medway, Mass., he was the son of Albert and Mary (Merriem) Munyon. He attended Medway schools and trade school. In 1939, he married Carmella DelSignore, who died in 1970. He was an auto mechanic for 45 years, retiring in 1975. Survivors include two sons, Emery Jr. and David; two daughters, Carol Ann Little and Patricia Munyon; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and a very close friend. 

Ibey, Lloyd A., 77, of Washington, died Dec. 9. Born in 1921 in East Calais, he was the son of Delbert and Edith (Trombly) Ibey. He attended school in East Calais. In 1946, he married Evelyn St. John. He served in the Army during WWII. He worked as a polisher at Desilets Granite Co. and operated Ibey's TV Center in Washington. For the past 32 years, he had owned and operated Olympic Granite Co. in East Barre. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert and Steve; five brothers; three sisters;; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews. 

Girouard, Rita M., 78, of Williamstown, died Dec. 8. Born in 1920 in Northbridge, Mass., she was the daughter of Hormidas and Florida (Blanchette) Bousquet. In 1939, she married Albert Girouard, who died in 1996. She began working as a licensed practical nurse at the Grafton and Westboro State Hospital, retiring in 1974. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Ventura, Calif and St. Edward's Church in Williamstown. Survivors include three daughters, Janice Girouard, Gloria Fleming and Helen Sutton; two sons, Richard and Donald; five sisters; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. 

Lamson, Stanley C., Sr., 66, of Waterbury Center, died Dec. 10. Born in 1932 in Duxbury, he was the son of Clarence and Dorothy (Collins) Lamson Sr. He attended schools in Richmond and served in the Army during the Korean War. In 1954, he married Leona Fuller. He retired in June after 27 years employment with Construction Corp. of Stowe. He also operated a farm in Waterbury Center. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Lisa (Mrs. David) Jennison, Lori (Mrs. Randy Sr.) Fisk and Lynn (Mrs. Don) Commo; three sons, Stanley Jr. , Steve and Scott; 15 grandchildren; four sisters; six brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Straw, Pauline L., 86, formerly of Waitsfield, died Dec. 9. Born in 1912 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of Charles and May (Boyce) Folsom. She graduated from Waitsfield High School. In 1931, she married Cuthbert Straw, who died in 1969. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four daughters, Aura Daye, Judy Wyman, Ethel Goodyear and Kathryn Yessin; a son, Dennis; two brothers; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. 

Lanphear, Royce E., 60, of Waitsfield, died Dec. 5. Born in 1937 in Colchester, he was the son of Floyd and Florence (Downs) Lanphear. He attended schools in Underhill. He was formerly married to Norma Pike, whom he married in 1958. He had worked at a heavy equipment operator, a logger and for the town of Waitsfield in road construction and maintenance. He founded the Royce Lanphear House Moving Co., which he operated until 1990, when he turned the business over to his son. Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Lanphear; a son, Roger; three sisters; a brother; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

McIntosh, Kenneth F., 75, formerly of Montpelier, died Dec. 5. Born in 1923 in Montpelier, he was the son of Kenneth and Frances (Gitchell) McIntosh. He attended schools in Montpelier, graduating from Montpelier High School and attended Springfield College and Vermont College. He served in the Navy during WWII. Survivors include three children, Joanne McIntosh, Michael McIntosh and Nancy Chartrand; six grandchildren.

Sullivan, Joseph T., 45, of Stowe, died Dec. 14. Born in 1953 he was the son of Joseph Sullivan and Helen Mary (Eddington) Sullivan. He graduated from West Hempstead High School (N.Y.) and served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He attended Nassau Community College's Operating Room Technology Program and was later employed by Nassau County Medical Supply in Nassau County, N.Y. He moved to Stowe in 1985, where he co-owned and operated Sullivan Transportation. He was later employed by Vermont Transit Lines and worked for Bourne's Inc. in Waterbury and Morrisville at the time of his death. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of Stowe. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann (Scuderi) Sullivan; a son, Joseph Jr.; a daughter, Kimberly Sullivan; his mother; two brothers; three nieces and a nephew. 

Hoyt, Geneva Violet, 80, of South Royalton, died Dec. 11. Born in 1918 in Stony Point, N.Y., she was the daughter of Andrew and Carrie (June) Conklin. She attended Stony Point schools. In 1939, she married Bertram Hoyt, who died in 1988. Mrs. Hoyt moved to South Royalton in 1990. Prior to that she was kitchen manager of the Gilmore Sloan House in Stony Point. Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Ballou and Linda Arroyo; a sister; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Eddy, Jean Pratt, 63, of Bethel, died Dec. 11. Born in 1935 in Bethel, she was the daughter of Vernor S. and Margaret (Wallace) Pratt. She graduated from Whitcomb High School in Bethel. In 1953, she married David Eddy Sr. They owned and operated the Wallace Farm in Bethel and she worked at Stanley Tool in Pittsfield. She was a member of the Miller Memorial United Methodist Church in Bethel. Survivors include three children, David Jr., Susan Pray and Wallace Eddy; a brother; three grandchildren; three nephews; an uncle and cousins. 

McFeeters, Robert E., 90, of East Hardwick, died Dec. 12. Born in 1908 in St. Albans, he was the son of Samuel and Margaret (McLeod) McFeeters. He attended Sheldon public schools and graduated from Burlington Business College. In 1946, he married Gladys Bowles, who died in 1983. He owned and operated McFeeters General Store in East Hardwick for more than 48 years. He had served in the Army during WWII. He was affiliated with the East Hardwick Congregational Church. Survivors include an uncle, Robert McLeod; three nephews and two nieces. 

Richardson, Eva L., 87, of Waterbury, died Dec. 15. Born in 1911 in Morristown, she was the daughter of Samuel and Ida Belle (Sweetser) Perry. She was educated in Morristown. In 1929, she married Perley Richardson. She was a homemaker and was also employed at the Crossroads Store in Waterbury and at Boudreau Nursing Home. Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Santamore; a son, Stanley Richardson; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Babic, Egle, 90, formerly of Barre, died Dec. 17. Born in 1908 in Barre, she has resided Union, N.J. since 1955. Her husband, Louis Babic, predeceased her in 1985. Survivors include two sons, Louis Jr. and Jack; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Mangano; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.


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