Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1999
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Brown, Foster E. "Shot", 76, of Woodbury, died Dec. 23. Born in 1922
in Marshfield, he was the son of Henry and Laura (Urban) Brown. He attended
Marshfield schools. He enlisted in the Vermont State Guards in 1944 and
served with the Army during WWII. In 1951, he married June Rose Powers,
who predeceased him. He was involved in the granite industry for 34 years,
working at Wells Lamson Quarry, the Beck & Beck Granite Co. and Cook-Watkins
& Patch Granite Co., all of Barre. He retired in the early 1980's.
Survivors include his companion, Hilda Allen and her grandson, Michael;
two sons, David and Ronald; three daughters, Carol Alexander, Cheryl Branch
and Louise; three brothers; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; nieces, nephews
Jones, Ella Calef, 108, of Barre Town, died Dec. 22. Born in 1895 in River Sioux, Iowa, she was the daughter of Myron and Rose (Moss) Calef. She came to Washington (VT) as a child, and attended school there. She graduated from Goddard Seminary in the teacher-training program and also took advanced education courses on Cape Cod. In 1918, she married Ward Jones, who died in 1983. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include two sons, Loren and Maurice; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Keenan, Anne H., 68, of Berlin, died Dec. 21. Born in 1930 in Braydon-on-Tyne, England, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Golden) Horan. She received her registered nursing degree from the Ingham Infirmary in Southsheild, England and later became a state certified mid-wife, training at the Women's Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1956, she moved to Morristown, N.J. and worked as a visiting nurse there. In 1958, she married Michael Keenan and they moved to Barre in 1972. She became a registered nurse and was a nurse with the Central Vermont Home Health Agency, a patient care coordinator at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin and a nursing supervisor at Heaton House in Montpelier. She was a member of St. Augustine Church in Montpelier and St. Monica Church in Barre. Survivors include her former husband; a son, Michael; three daughters, Mary Ruth Keenan, Catherine Couture and Christine Durkee; three granddaughters; two brothers; a sister; nieces and nephews.
Hudson, Dwayne P., 25, of Barre, died Dec. 20. Born in 1973 in Berlin, he was the son of Dennis and Sandra (Smith) Hudson. He attended Calais Elementary School and graduated from U-32 Jr.-Sr. High School. He graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. with a degree in environmental engineering and received a master's degree in environmental engineering from the University of Maine at Orono. He also had taken several courses at the University of Vermont. He worked part-time for Heindel and Noyes Inc. in Burlington; also for Dufresne-Henry Inc. of Montpelier. Survivors include his father; his mother; a sister, Denise Hudson; a half-brother, Martin Hudson; maternal grandparents; paternal grandmother; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Marsceill, Catherine M., 84, of Barre, died Nov. 30. She was born in 1914 and graduated from Williamstown High School and from the University of Vermont. In 1941, she married Francis Marsceill. She had taught in Bartlett, N.H., East Corinth and at Hardwick Academy. In 1957, she began teaching at St. Johnsbury Academy, retiring after 17 years. Survivors include her husband; four sons, Allan, James, Bradley and Wesley; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Moore, William Henry, 94, of Montpelier, died Dec. 22. born in 1904 in Barre, he was the son of Henry and Catherine (Connely) Moore. He graduated from Montpelier High School and in 1936, married Stelina Galli, who died in 1995. He was employed by Francis Murtagh Distributing Co. He later worked for the State of Vermont Highway Department, retiring in 1969. He was a member of St. Augustine's Church. Survivors include a sister, Mary Moore; a nephew, John Bianchi; other nieces and nephews.
Hale, Beverly J., 63, of Williamstown, died Dec. 20. Born in 1935 in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Harold and Marie (Brooks) Hayward Sr. She attended schools in Chelsea. In 1952, she married Richard Avery and in 1971, she married Henry Hale. She worked at the Rock of Ages capacitor plant in Barre and also at the Barre City Hospital and Central Vermont Hospital. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Dale Avery and Richard Avery Jr.; four brothers; three sisters; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Flinn, Martha F., 73, of Northfield, died Dec. 22. Born in 1925 in Roxbury, she was the daughter of William and Ida (Martin) Flinn. She attended Roxbury schools. She worked for Northfield Hosiery several years and babysitting for family and friends. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. Survivors include a brother, Andrew Flinn; three sisters, Theresa Bean, Margaret Willey and Katherine Smith; several nieces and nephews.
Reilly, Jon L., 63, of Barre Town, died Dec. 18. Born in 1935 in Claremont, N.H., he was the son of John and Bertha (Murray) Reilly. He attended elementary school in Graniteville and graduated from Spaulding High School. He graduated from Lyndon State College and completed further studies at the University of Vermont and Plymouth (N.H.) State College. In 1965, he married Carolyn Brown. He taught elementary schools in West Berkshire, Orange, West Topsham and Waits River and later worked at Rock of Ages manufacturing plant and Rouleau Granite Co. He retired in 1997. He had been a member of the Graniteville Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Murray and Aaron; three daughters, Stacey Reilly McCorrson, Mary Reilly and Kimberly Reilly; a sister; three grandchildren; a cousin.
Suitor, Winston R., 75, formerly of Williamstown, died Dec. 20. Born in 1923 in Williamstown, he was the son of Harold and Emily (Donald) Suitor. He served in the Army during WWII. He had lived in East Haven, Conn. for 42 years. He was a broadcast engineer. Survivors include his wife, Beverly (Sankey) Suitor; a son, Alan; a daughter, Sandra Suitor; two sisters; two grandchildren.
Abair, Andrew J., Sr., 71, of Waterbury Center, died Dec. 19. Born in 1926 in Moretown, he was the son of Barney and Marion (Desnoyers) Abair. He attended schools in Duxbury. He had served in the Marine Corps during WWII. In 1948, he married Patricia Lowe, who died in 1976. In 1978, he married Ruth King, who died in 1997. He had worked as a farmer, was a deliveryman for E.W. Bailey Feed Co. and Beacon Feed and was a butcher in the central Vermont area. He owned and operated a custom slaughter and sheep shearing business, retiring in 1995. Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Abair; three sons, James, Thomas and Andrew Jr.; two sisters; two brothers; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Loranger, Elnora, 100, of Northfield, died Dec. 20. Born in 1898, she was the daughter of Emile and Media (Furlong) White. She graduated from high school in the Brookfield area and then attended a teacher's college. In 1938, she married Eugene Loranger, who died in 1967. She taught in Brookfield and worked at a bank in New Brunswick, N.J. She also owned and operated Little House, a restaurant in Northfield. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church of Northfield. Survivors include a brother, Leon White; four nieces.
Taplin, Theo G., 90, of Chelsea, died Dec. 18. Born in 1908 in Milford, N.H., he was the son of Charles and Mary (Laird) Taplin. The family moved to Washington when he was three years old and he attended Chelsea High School. In 1930, he married Elizabeth Durkee. He had worked at the Earl Larkin Mill and the CC camp in Proctorsville and later at Grant's Mill in Tunbridge. He moved to Calif., where he worked at Goodwin's mill and Pacific Lumber Co. He returned to Vermont and worked as a sawdust hauler and in his woodlot. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Alice Doyle and Beverly Taplin; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
LaBree, Walter M., 80, of Woodbury, died Dec. 19. Born in 1918 in Cabot, he was the son of Elmer and Belle (Foster) LaBree. He attended Cabot public schools. In 1946, he married Dorothy Evelyn McGoff, who died in 1996. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a farmer and owned a trucking business and more recently had been employed in maintenance for Hugo Meyer, the Town of Cabot and custodian at Berlin Convalescent Center. He retired in the early 1980's. Survivors include a son, Ronald; a daughter, Terri (Mrs. Lucas) Persons; a sister; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pedrozo, George C., 95, of East Montpelier, died Nov. 20. Born in 1903 in Worcester, he was the son of Antonio Pedrozo and Adclaide (Jeronime) Pedrozo. He received his education in Worcester. In 1930, he married Gertrude Macey, who died in 1992. He owned and operated a family dairy farm in Middlesex Center and started his own real estate business in 1947. He retired in 1975. Survivors include three daughters, Esther Gillett, Christina Jones and Mary Corliss; a son, Donald; a niece and a nephew.
Bilodeau, Gertrude L., 91, of Barre, died Dec. 16. Born in 1906, she was the daughter of Joseph and Helen LaRochelle Bilodeau. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School and from Wilfred Academy in Boston. She worked as a hairdresser in Washington, D.C. and returned to Barre to work with her mother, sister and brother. Survivors include a brother-in-law, Paul Chatot Sr.; four nephews, Lesley, Paul and Steven Chatot and Eugene Bilodeau; two nieces, Linda Sprague and Helen Lanoue; numerous grand-nieces and grandnephews.
Salvatori, Delsie (LaValley), 77, of Barre, died Dec. 19. Born in 1921 in Bethel, she was the daughter of Edward and Magueretta (Mattote) LaValley. She moved to Barre when she was three years old and attended schools there, graduating from Spaulding High School. In 1943, she married Ignazio Salvatori, who died in 1986. She worked for National Life Insurance Co., for the State of Vermont in the Finance Division; and retired from Rock of Ages in 1986. She was a member of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include a son, Gino Salvatori; a daughter Donna Gibbs; one granddaughter; two grandsons; one great-grandson; one sister; several nieces and nephews.
Belanger, Clara A., 92, of Montpelier, died Dec. 19. Born in 1906 in Wolcott, she was the daughter of William and Lucille (Moody) Richardson. She attended the People's Academy. In 1930, she married Arthur Belanger, who died in 1964. She was a member of St. Augustie's Church in Montpelier. Survivors include five sons, Arthur, Francis, Robert, Conrad and Renfield; three daughters, Nancy Belanger, Elizabeth Jeffrey and Donna Mullins; two sisters; a brother; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
Magrone, Luiggi (Louis), 88, of Barre, died Dec. 23. Born in 1910 in Lorville, Wis., he was the son of Francesco and Filomena (DeSantis) Magrone. The family moved to Barre, where he attended Barre City schools and Spaulding High School. He had served in the Army and after discharge, returned to Barre where he was employed as a stone cutter for Chioldi Granite Co. and Rock of Ages Corp., retiring in 1972. Survivors include his brother, Raffaela (Ralph) Magrone; three nieces; cousins.
Jackson, Frederick R., 59, of Randolph, died Dec. 22. Born in 1939 in Braintree, he was the son of Linwood and Marjorie (Fisher) Jackson. He attended Randolph schools and served with the Marine Corps during the Korean War and later with the Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked as a truck driver for Martin Transport Co. in Wis. and moved back to Randolph in 1996. Survivors include his son, Frederick Jackson Jr.; five brothers; three sisters; many nieces and nephews.
Rueda, Peter, 77, of Lower Websterville, died Dec. 28. Born in 1921 in Upper Websterville, he was the son of Ricardo and Manuella (Lavin) Rueda. He attended schools in Websterville. In 1944, he married Barbara Demingware. He had worked as a welder in the shipyards in Portland, Maine and after returning to Websterville, he worked at Wells-Lamson and Pirie quarries. He later worked at Compo and Carcoba Granite Co. and Consolidated Memorials, both in Barre. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Alan and David; a daughter, Barbara Paris; a brother; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Angell, Roberta C., 65, formerly of Tunbridge, died Dec. 28. Born in 1933 in Tunbridge, she was the daughter of Earl and Elsie (Cilley) Cushman. She attended schools in Tunbridge and graduated from So. Royalton High School and UVM. She received a master's degree in special education from the University of Connecticut. She was a special education teacher in Conn. and later worked in the Human Resources Department in Hartford (Conn.). Survivors include two sons, Frank and Paul; a brother; her former husband, Philip Angell; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mayo, Edgar H., 73, of Northfield, died Dec. 29. Born in 1925 in Northfield, he was the son of Dr. William and Prudence (Stickney) Mayo. He grew up in Northfield, graduating from Northfield High School. He served in the Army during WWII and graduated from UVM, receiving a master's degree in educational administration. He taught at Bradford Academy and later taught in the Overseas Dependants School System of the United States Department of Defense. In 1979, he retired and returned to Northfield. Survivors include two sisters, Anna Mayo and Deborah Beattie; a brother, Thomas; cousins, nieces, nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Clark, William J., 78, formerly of Williamstown, died Dec. 28. Born in 1920 in Williamstown, he was the son of Joseph and Ann (Golden) Clark. He graduated from St. Michael's High School and took pre-flight training at Norwich University. He served with the Air Force during WWII. He later was employed as an operating engineer in heavy construction. Survivors include three brothers, Thomas, John and Robert; three nephews and four nieces.
Amsden, Clarence, 90, of Barre, died Dec. 31. Born in 1908 in Greensboro Bend, he was the son of Frank and Jennie Barre Amsden. He graduated from Greensboro High School and earned a master's degree in education from UVM. In 1931, he married Helen Conley Reed, who died in 1997. He taught in Hardwick and Greensboro, was principal in Marshfield and North Bennington and superintendent for the Windsor Central District. He retired in 1967. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Woodstock. Survivors include a son, Lyman; a daughter, Mary Zern; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Sironi, Romeo J., 94, of Berlin, died Dec. 25. Born in 1904 in Breeno, Province of Useria, Italy, he was the son of Riccardo and Attilia (Broggini) Sironi. He came to Barre in 1908 and attended Barre schools. He graduated from the former Goddard Seminary and later from Burlington Business College. He and the late Eugene Stefanazzi founded the United Granite Company and in 1953, he and his brother Charles, opened Sironi's Country Store in Montpelier, which he ran until retirement in 1978. In 1935, he married Helen Buzzell. He was a member of St. Monica's Church in Barre. Survivors include his wife; a sister, Carrie Bizzozero; four nieces; two nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews, including Carole Imajo and Rick and Randy Sironi whom he raised.
Bottiggi, Claire H., 84, of Williamstown, died Dec. 31. Born in 1914 in South Barre, she was the daughter of Ellis and Elizabeth (Roberts) Henry. She attended school in South Barre and Spaulding High School. In 1944, she married Ernest Bottiggi, who died in 1979. She and her husband were foster parents to many children for several years and she later worked as a cook at St. Monica Rectory. She was a member of St. Edwards Church in Williamstown. Survivors include two sons, Thomas and Richard; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a foster son, John Nichols; four sisters; one brother.
Schroll, Mark W., 40, formerly of Stowe, died Dec. 27. Born in 1958 in Cape May, N.J., he was the son of Harry and Mary (Niering) Schroll. He graduated from Stowe High School. He had operated a commercial fishing business in Hawaii and more recently was employed as an auto mechanic in East Hartford, Conn. Survivors include his mother; his father and stepmother, Harry and Louise Schroll; two sisters, Eileen Urion and Jany Baymoor; two brothers, Mike and Karl; his paternal grandmother; many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Sabol, Joseph G., 62, of Northfield, died Dec. 25. Born in 1936 in Shamokin, Penn., he was the son of Joseph and Nellie (Romanowski) Sabol. He graduated from Coal Township High School in Shamokin and received a bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Penn. State University. He did graduate work at Temple University, Montana State University and earned a master's degree in education from Bucknell University. In 1959, he married Ruth Reed. He began his coaching career at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, Penn. He held many positions at Norwich University and for 10 years was head football coach. He left Norwich in 1975 and coached at Gettysburg College, returning to Norwich to serve as director of athletics and professor of physical education. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Stephen and Scott; two brothers; a sister; a granddaughter; a niece and many nephews.
Thibeau, Thelma S., 88, formerly of Barre, died Dec. 27. Born in 1910 in Vershire, she was the daughter of John and Florence (Brown) Judd. She was educated in Barre schools and in 1928, married Leonard Slack, who died in 1970. In 1980, she married George Thibeau, who died in 1984. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Survivors include a son, William Slack; a daughter, Lorna Payne; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a niece.
Emery, David C., 80, of Barre Town, died Dec. 29. Born in 1918 in Portland, Maine, he was the son of John and Laura Emery. He attended schools in Brownville, Maine and graduated from Machias Teachers College in Maine. He served in the Army during WWII. He retired in 1971 as a Lt. Col. with the United States Army Reserve. In 1962, he moved his family to Barre and began employment as an Associated Planning Consultant on the Barre Urban Renewal Project. He was also director of the Vermont Office of State Technical Services, director of the Office of Sponsored Projects at Norwich University, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs and director of the Vermont office of Small Business Administration. He retired in 1988. In 1943, he married Trudy Armentiono, who died in 1982. In 1984, he married Rosemary Untiedt McDonnel, who died in 1998. Survivors include three sons, David Jr., Jeffrey and Jon; four grandchildren; a brother; three nieces.
Stefanazzi, Paul N., 53, of Barre, died Dec. 22. Born in 1945 in Burlington, he was the son of Eugene and Elsie (Nutter) Stefanazzi. He attended Barre schools and was a graduate of Spaulding High School. He received an associate's degree in business from Champlain College. He had studied acting in New York City and had acted and danced in summer stock productions and had worked as a waiter in several restaurants. He was a member of St. Paul and St Andrew's United Methodist Church. Survivors include a sister, Lynda Wagner; two nieces; three grandnephews and grandnieces; uncles, aunts and cousins.
Paquin, Maxine, 55, of Bethel, died Dec. 30. Born in 1943 in Randolph, she was the daughter of John and Maxine (Munchie) Gay. She attended Bethel schools and graduated from Whitcomb High School and from Champlain College. She worked for Indian Head Plywood in Montpelier, Foley services in Rutland and operated Paquin Hardware in Bethel with her husband. She more recently had been office manager for Century 21 and Coldwell Banker of Randolph. She was married to Alfred Paquin in 1966, they were divorced. Survivors include two sons, Keith and Kyle; her daughter, Nicholle Nelson; her mother.
Keith, Dorothy Blanche (MacKay), 90 formerly of Cabot, died Jan. 9. born in 1908 in Livermore Falls, Maine, she was the daughter of Harvey and Willa (Corkum) MacKay. She attended schools in Nova Scotia and Livermore and graduated from Brunswick (Maine) High School and attended the Maine School of Commerce in Auburn, Maine. She was married to Wayne Matthews. In 1949, she married Gerald Keith, who died in 1994. She had taught commercial courses at Hardwick Academy and worked as a secretary for Oscar Shepard. She and her husband owned and operated a farm in Cabot from 1952 to 1964. After retirement, they spent winters in Florida and summers in Cabot. She was a member of the United Church of Cabot and was a past auditor for the town. Survivors include a son, Wendall Keith; a daughter, Joyce Goodman; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rousse, Otilia, 76, formerly of Barre, died recently at her home in Calif. Born in 1922 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Frederico and Otilia Gutierez Pando. She graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1944, she married Leon Antonio Rousse, who died in 1985. She was a housewife. Survivors include two daughters, Marie Ghysels and Fe' Kubes; three sisters; two grandsons.
Brooks, Dr. George W., 78, of Montpelier, died Jan. 6. Born in 1920 in Warren, he was the son of Henry and Lena (Lamorder) Brooks. He was educated in Warren and Montpelier schools, graduated from the University of New Hampshire and from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Mary Fletcher Hospital and served in the Army Medical Corps. In 1943, he married Jean Duncan; they divorced. He served at the Vermont State Hospital from 1947, until retiring in 1984. He was a member of Christ Church in Montpelier. Survivors include his former wife; two daughters, Jeanie Martin and Prudy Dowers; two sons, Peter and Jamie; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Brink, Gerald E., 80, of Bethel, died Jan. 9. He attended Bethel Lympus schools and worked as a farmer on several area farms. He served in the Army during WWII and later worked for the Bethel Highway Department, retiring in 1981. In 1947, he married Phyllis Jay, who died in 1970. Survivors include two daughters, Nelberta Lunde and Deborah Brink; three sons, Ronald, Walter and Alan; a sister; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandson; his longtime companion, Alice Lake; several nieces and nephews.
Hall, Ralph E., 69, of Randolph, died Jan. 9. Born in 1929 in Brookfield, he was the son of Azel and Georgia (Brown) Hall. He graduated from Randolph High School and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He owned and operated an auto body shop in Bennington and had worked for Vermont Container in Bennington. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy and Cindy; a brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews.
Abbey, Elizabeth F., 61, of Northfield, died Jan. 11. Born in 1937 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Ira and Agnes Mary Martin (Divine) Abbey. She was an artist and enjoyed baking. Survivors include a brother, Leonard; five sisters, Irene Abbey, Doris Abbey, Caroline Bacigalupo, Beatrice Lapier and Barbara Friscia; many nieces and nephews.
Martin, Sallie M., 64, formerly of Waterbury, died Jan. 12. Born in 1934 in Winthrop, Mass., she was the daughter of Harold and Pauline (Foster) St. Louis. She was a retired administrative secretary, having worked at universities in Burlington; Jackson, Miss.; Providence, R.I.; and Albany, N.Y. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She was predeceased by her first husband, Maurice Morgan and her second husband, Edward Martin Sr. Survivors include a step-daughter, Thelma Morgan Carrino; 11 stepsons, Norman, Brian, Paul, David, Larry, Keith, Marc, Randall, Daniel, Edward Jr. and Christopher.
Rees, Dorothy Cecelia, 62, formerly of Barre, died Jan. 10 in Vernon, BC. She was raised in Barre. In 1958, married Dennis Rees, who was in the Royal Canadian Navy. They lived in many places across Canada as well as in Holland and Germany. They had recently built a home in the Okanagan. Survivors include her husband; five children, Diana Ferguson, Kerry Rees, Karen Falk, Judy Rees and Robert Rees; eight grandchildren; one sister; two brothers; many nieces and nephews.
Thayer, Ruth C., 90, formerly of Barre, died Jan. 11 in Claremont, N.H. Born in 1908 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Henry and Azubah (Slayton) Cate. She attended elementary school in North Montpelier and graduated from Goddard Seminary in Barre. She also took piano lessons at Goddard College. In 1928, she married William Thayer, who died in 1980. She had worked at the Rock of Ages Capacitor plant and at the Vermont Maple Company, both in Barre. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include a sister, Rena Long; nieces and nephews.
Tuthill, Gladys Gaye Sleeper Bates, 95, formerly of Montpelier and Norwich, died Jan. 9. Born in 1903 in Grafton, N.H., she was the daughter of Frank and Flotilla Sleeper. In 1921, she married Ralph Bates, who died in 1948. In 1979, she married Benjamin Tuthill, who died in 1998. Survivors include a daughter, Adelma Ghishan; two sons, Ralph and John; three step-daughters, Marion Smiley, Marilyn Harper, Carolyn Bonner; two step-sons, Alton and Jordan Tuthill; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law; many nieces and nephews.
Paine, George H., 85, of Morrisville, died Jan. 11. Born in 1913 in Craftsbury, he was the son of George and Charlotte (Burnham) Paine. In 1936, he married Irene Talbert. He was a manager at the Stafford Laft Block Co. and owned and operated Paine's Restaurant and Paine's Car Wash, both in Morrisville. He had been a state legislator for eight years, helped organize the Lamoille County Senior Citizens and was involved with Boy Scouts of America and was a former selectman of Morristown. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Morrisville. Survivors include his wife; a son, Gregory Sargent; an adopted daughter; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother; four sisters.
Dunbar, Leonard V., 79, of Greensboro Bend, died Jan. 10. Born in 1919 in Hardwick, he was the son of Harve and Maude (Burnham) Dunbar. In 1945, he married Bessie Pauline Badger, who died in 1986. Following his education in Walden public schools he became a farmer's assistant and served in the Army during WWII. He was employed as a carpenter in the Middlebury area for more than 25 years. In 1976, he and his wife retired to the Badger Family Farm in Greensboro Bend where he was a member of the Greensboro Bend United Methodist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Glen and Kenneth; three sisters, Maude Lund, Myrtle Gonyaw and Nellie Staves; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Heath, Roger W., 54, formerly of Barre and Hardwick, died Jan. 3 in West Topsham. Born in 1944 in Barre, he was the son of Arthur and Gladys (Smith) Heath. He operated his own business in Hardwick until 1985, when he moved to Florida. Most recently, he was employed by W.E. Aubuchon Hardware Co. in St. Albans. After retirement he moved to Indiana and then to West Topsham. He was a member of the Hardwick United Church. Survivors include his companion, Steven Dailey; three daughters, Kimberly S. Sharron, Julie Heath and Laurie Anne Heath; three grandsons; one granddaughter; two sisters; several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Ward, Gordon, 74, of Vershire, died Jan. 14. Born in 1924 in West Fairlee, he was the son of Ernest and Lillian (Burrough) Ward. He attended schools in West Fairlee and Vershire and served in the Army during WWII. In 1952, he married Viola Parshley. He drove trucks carrying milk and logs and farmed with his father and also worked on the railroad in White River Junction. For 33 years, he worked at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., as supervisor of the building and grounds department. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Bradley, Martin, Malcolm and James; a daughter, Linda Seyfang; a brother; a sister; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
O'Brien, Madeline, 77, of Montpelier, died Jan. 14. Born in 1921 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Robert and Ruth (Pike) Keniston. She went to school in East Calais and Orleans before graduating from Montpelier High School. In 1942, she married George O'Brien, who died in 1995. They traveled extensively during Mr. O'Brien's career in the Air Force, moving back to Montpelier in 1989. Survivors include two sons, George and Robert; three daughters, Bonnie Lea Faye, Nancy Jill Glenn and Sharon R. Ross; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.