Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1999

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Wight, Anthony J., 54, formerly of Randolph, died Feb. 13. Born in 1944 in Lewiston, Maine, he was the son of Randolph and Martha (Rodger) Wright. He attended Vermont schools. In 1996, he married Gloria Gilcreast. He served in the Army during Vietnam and worked as a truck driver for McLaughlin Mayflower of Nashua, N.H. Survivors include his wife; a son, Anthony Jr.; two daughters, Kelly Wight and Tory Wight; a stepson, Bradford Patten; three step-daughters, Cynthia Grey, Lori Hanson and Robin Ipscher; a sister; 21 grandchildren; two nieces.

Morey, Julia Anne, 40, formerly of Cabot, died Feb. 13. Born in 1958 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Maurice and Yvette (Lamothe) Morey. She attended Cabot public schools and graduated from Cabot High School. She was employed by National Life Insurance Co. in Montpelier and later by the U.S. Postal Service in Burlington. More recently she had lived and worked in the Lake Placid and Massena (N.Y.) areas. She was a member of the North American Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Marshfield. Survivors include her parents; a brother, M. James Morey; three sisters, Marie Flatow, Jane M. Deschamps and Gloria G. Morris; her companion, Carl Irish; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Phelps, Clayton R., of Hyde Park, died Feb. 15. Born in 1950 in Morristown, he was the son of Clayton R. and Greta (Chase) Phelps Sr. He graduated from Johnson State College with a degree in psychology and completed a graduate program at Antioch College in Keene, N.H. He had been in private practice, providing counseling and psychological services. Survivors include his partner of nine years, Jennifer Farnham; four sons, Adam, Anthony, Aaron and Elijah; a foster son, Curtis Harmon; two brothers; three sisters.

Bruleigh, Robert H., Sr., 64, of Groton, died Feb. 16. Born in 1934 in Topsham, he was the son of Mervil and Josephine (Pray) Bruleigh. He was a quarry worker for the Rock of Ages Corp. in Barre, retiring in 1996. He attended the Groton United Methodist Church and served in the Army. Survivors include his wife, Sadie (Derosia) Burgin Bruleigh; his mother; two sons, Robert Jr. and Charles; a stepson, Parker Burgin; a step-daughter, Peggy Burgin; two granddaughters; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother; three sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins. His first wife, Ruby Johnson, is deceased.

Candy, William R., of Montpelier, died Feb. 18. Born in Milton, Mass., he was the son of Maude Dixon and Quintin Candy. He attended MIT, Massachusetts School of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design. He served in the Army and also in the Vermont Army National Guard. In 1943, he married Edna Long, who died in 1978. He was chief of information and education for the Fish and Game Department for 20 years. He later married Patience Hoyt, who survives him. Other survivors include a son, William II, three daughters, Laurel Farnum, Linda Stanke and Paula Cody; 11 grandchildren; one sister; several nieces and nephews.

Heifler, Ezra, 73, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 4. He graduated from Spaulding High School and attended Goddard College. He served in the Army during WWII and moved to Seattle, Wash. in 1949. He was employed by King County, Wash., retiring in 1988. Survivors include his wife, Eileen (Russ) Heifler; a daughter, Christine McKay; two grandsons; nieces and nephews.

Shoop, Roy A., 81, of Warren, died Feb. 13. Born in 1917 in Ashland, Pa., he was the son of George Shoop and Emma (Synder) Shoop Lesher. In 1943, he married Ruth Eister. He was a miner in the anthracite coal region in Pa. and was also a truck driver and a supervisor for Sea-Land Freight Lines in Fairbanks, Alaska. He had lived in Vermont for the past six years. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Fay Ann Kathan; a son, Lt. Com. Barry Shoop; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters; nieces and nephews.

Town, William A., 51, of Upper Websterville, died Feb. 15. Born in 1947 in Barre, he was the son of George and Mary (Rousse) Town. He attended elementary school in Upper Websterville and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1969, he married Denise Lanctot. He was a roller machine operator at Sprague Electric Co. in Barre until 1986. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jason, Jeremy and Shane; a sister; two brothers; nieces and nephews.

Blake, Elizabeth D., 85, of East Barre, died Feb. 15. Born in 1913 in Graniteville, Quebec, she was the daughter of William and Willamina (Gunn) Duncan. She attended schools in Quebec and graduated from nurse's training at the Orleans County Memorial Hospital in Newport. She later moved to Barre. In 1938, she married Floyd H. Blake, he died in 1964. They had owned and operated Blake's Grocery. Survivors include three daughters, Marylu Haynes, Linda Atkins and Lois Plante; one son, Skip; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Comolli, Polly, 75, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 15. Born in 1923 in Barre, she was the daughter of Charles and Julia (Blodgett) Cole. She attended Dean Junior College and graduated from New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Boston. She has lived in Bolton, Conn. since 1963 and was a registered nurse, retiring in 1994. She was a member of South United Methodist Church in Manchester, Conn. Survivors include two sons, Bruce and Charles; four grandchildren; a step-grandchild; two sisters; nieces and nephews.

Tate, Jennie L., 88, formerly of Greensboro, died Feb. 15. Born in 1910 in Greensboro, she was the daughter of Carl and Bernice (Aldrich) Philbrook. She was raised on the family farm in Greensboro and was educated in Greensboro public schools. In 1927, she married Albian Almont Tate, who died in 1993. They owned and operated the Philbrook Farm in Greensboro until the late 1960s. They moved to Barton in 1982. Survivors include her six daughters, Ruth Hanson; Kathleen Van Sant; Joyce White; Genevieve Jewett; Gail Dansereau and Carlotta Tate; a brother; 15 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Prevost, Albert F., 77, formerly of Montpelier, died Jan. 31. Born in 1931 in Montpelier, he was the son of Frederick and Cora (Abare) Prevost. He attended St. Michael's Grade School and graduated from St. Michael's High School. He served in the Army during WWII, the Korean War and later in Japan, retiring in 1963. After retirement from the military, he was a probation officer for the state of Vermont. He most recently lived in Lavista, Neb. Survivors include his wife, Marion; five daughters, Laurie Prevost, Janice Prevost, Carrie Prevost, Claudia Prevost and Lisa Prevost; a son, Albert Jr.; three nieces; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a wife, Janice Prevost.

Race, Bernice F., 73, of East Randolph, died Feb. 17. Born in 1926 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Harold and Grace (Tatro) Farr. She attended Randolph schools and graduated from Randolph High School. She attended the Franklin School in Boston, Mass., graduating as a lab and X-ray technician. She returned to Randolph and worked at Gifford Memorial Hospital. In 1946, she married Robert Race. They took over the operation of his father's store in East Randolph, retiring in 1972. Survivors include her husband; two sons, David and John; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Holden, Elaine, 66, of Montpelier, died Feb. 17. Born in 1932 in Barre, she was the daughter of Edward and Electria (Campbell) Blondin. In 1965, she married Charles Holden, who died in 1998. She was a nurse's aid in various nursing homes. Survivors include two sons, David and Steven; a very close friend, Delores Farr; nieces and nephews.

Atherton, Alfa (Ike), 80, formerly of Barre, died Jan. 31. Born in 1918 in Barre, he was the son of Oscar and Lillia Atherton. In 1937, he married Betty Maxwell. He worked for several granite trucking firms while living in Vermont. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Anne (Mrs. Bruce) Thompson; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; many nieces and nephews.

Lawliss, Lionel C., 87, of Barre, died Feb. 15. Born in 1911 in South Barre, he was the son of Richard and Susie (George) Lawliss. He attended South Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1934, he married Nellie Mecheli. He was a regular fireman in the Barre Fire Department and a bookkeeper at Jackson Dairy in Barre. He was also employed as internal auditor in the treasurer's office of the State of Vermont, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the Hedding Methodist Church of Barre. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Claire Wilcox; two sons, Donald and William; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews.

Orne, Marjorie B., 86, formerly of Brattleboro and more recently of the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, died Feb. 12. Born in 1912 in Cohassett, Mass., she was the daughter of Edward and Clara (Nott) Brown. She was educated in Waltham, Mass. In 1940, she married Raymond Nunan, who died in 1953. She moved to Brattleboro to manage the Frances Store, a ladies' apparel store. In 1958, she married Glen Orne, who died in 1982. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Nunan McGuckin; two granddaughters; a cousin; a half-brother.

Smith, Margaret D., 88, formerly of Greensboro Bend, died Feb. 13. Born in 1910 in Greensboro Bend, she was the daughter of George and Mary Jane Davis. She graduated from Lyndon Institute and Bay Path Institute in Springfield, Mass. She taught school in Middlebury. In 1933, she married J. Wilbur Smith, who died in 1985. Survivors include two daughters, Janice Smith and Gabriella (Sally) Karsch; a sister-in-law; two nieces and a nephew.

Schoepe, Catherine, 83, of Montpelier, died Feb. 18. Born in 1915 in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Smith) Gould. In 1942, she married William Schoepe, who died in 1979. Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Anne Huntley and Kathleen Hambright; a son, Dennis; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Clark, Beatrice L., 88, formerly of Montpelier, died Feb. 15. Born in 1912 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Dr. William and Helena (Somers) Lindsay. She attended Montpelier schools and graduated from Montpelier High School. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a doctor of philosophy degree. She received a bachelor of nursing degree from Yale University School of Nursing. In 1932, she married Dr. Benjamin F. Clark. She was a staff nurse for the Henry Street Visiting Nurse Association in New York City and became an office nurse for her husband's practice in St. Johnsbury. She also worked at the Caledonia Home Health Care Agency in St. Johnsbury and for the VNA Hospice in Vero Beach, Fla. She was a member of the Methodist church in St. Johnsbury and Vero Beach, Fla. Survivors include two sons, Daniel Clark and Dr. Stephen Clark; a daughter, Jane Valentine; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter.

Holmes, Helen D., 79, of Randolph, died Feb. 17. Born in 1919 in Leominster, Mass., she was the daughter of Hiram and Alice (Doby) Holmes. The family moved to Middlesex when she was a child and she attended Montpelier schools. She lived in Waterbury all of her adult life and resided in Gifford Elder Care Center in Randolph Center for the past 10 years. Survivors include a sister, Violet Holmes and cousins.

Battles, Herbert M., 80, formerly of Randolph, died Feb. 15. Born in Randolph, he was the son of Allen and Lotta (Flint) Battles. He attended Randolph schools, graduating from Randolph High School. In 1938, he married Thelma Bowen, who died in 1990. He operated a dairy farm in West Brookfield and in 1958, took over his father's business, Battles Garage, retiring in 1987. Survivors include two sisters, Helen Bowen and Lina Mikolajczyk; a son-in-law Donald Welcom; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Tyler, Louise, T., 72, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 18. Born in 1926 in Barre, she was the daughter of Eugene and Mary (Rock) Theriault. She lived most of her life in Barre. She had worked at Prosperity Dry Cleaners and at Malden Mills, retiring in 1989. Survivors include an adopted daughter, Suzanne Sage; two sisters; several nieces and nephews.

Blanchard, George H., 94, formerly of Groton, died Feb. 16. Born in 1905 in Groton, he was the son of Lee and Elizabeth (Hall) Blanchard. He managed the South Peacham General Store and later delivered The Caledonian Record newspaper. He attended the Groton United Methodist Church and the Peacham Congregational Church. Survivors include a daughter, Lorraine Carpenter; a son, Robert; a sister; a grandson.

Baker, Alma S., 74, of Waterbury, died Feb. 24. Born in 1924 in Moretown, she was the daughter of Alson and Julia (Gifford) Reynolds. She graduated from Watertown (Mass.) High School. In 1945, she married Clarence Baker Sr., who died in 1963. She worked in food service at the Vermont State Hospital, retiring in 1971. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Covey, Donna Delphia and Penny Davison; one son, Clarence Baker Jr.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters; one brother; several nieces and nephews.

Adams, Evelyn L., 87, of East Montpelier, died Feb. 24. Born in 1911 in Berlin, she was the daughter of George and Eliza (Roberts) Stewart. She was a Montpelier High School graduate and in 1933, married Kenneth G. Adams. She was employed at the Pavilion Hotel and the Tavern Hotel as a waitress and hostess. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Berlin. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Kenneth and Vaughn; two daughters, Sandra Clark and Brenda (Mrs. Art) Bashaw; a sister; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

MacDonald, Rhita L., 84, of Berlin, died Feb. 24. Born in 1914 in Barre, she was the daughter of Harlan and Lillian (Byer) Storrs Sr. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School and from the business program at Goddard Seminary. She married Lester MacDonald and after his death, she moved to Glastonbury, Conn. She later became a resident of the Simoneau Rest Home and then Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. She was a secretary for the engineering department of United Aircraft in East Hartford, Conn., before her retirement. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Glastonbury (Conn.). Survivors include a son, Bruce; a brother, Harlan Storrs Jr.; a grandson, Jeffrey MacDonald; several nieces and nephews.

Burns, Mildred (Fisher), 89, of Burlington/Berlin, died Feb. 25. Born in 1909 in Burlington, she was the daughter of William and Eva (Bacon) Plude. She was a graduate of Mount St. Mary Academy and the Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for many years and worked in the University of Vermont Bookstore. She was a member of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. Survivors include a grandson, Mark fisher; two granddaughters, Mrs. Gregory (Carolyn) King and Mrs. Bradley (Mary) Aldrich; seven great-grandchildren; in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Chamberlain, Viola L., 69, of Randolph, died Feb. 25. Born in 1929 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Fred and Marguerite (Baker) Arbuckle. She attended Randolph schools. In 1966, she married Walter F. Chamberlain. She worked for several Randolph companies including Van Raalte and the Waterbury Company, and was a nurse's aide at the Eastern Star Home, retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Baptist Fellowship of Randolph. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Wayne and Edward; three daughters, Janice Salls, Joyce Mills and Lorraine Garrison; a brother; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

White, Debra Jean, 39, formerly of Montpelier and more recently of Fayston, died Feb. 22. Born in 1959 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Freeman and June (Lacillade) White. She was educated in Waitsfield Elementary School and graduated from Harwood Union High School. In 1977, she married Stanley Lamson Jr. She worked for Harwood Union High School as a nurse assistant and more recently for the Eagles-Resort in Waitsfield. Survivors include one daughter, Heather White Lamson; one son, Justin Lamson; her parents; two brothers; two sisters; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Berard, Doris, 75, of East Calais, died Feb. 21. Born in 1923 in Marshfield, she was the daughter of James and Maude (Baker) Hedding. She attended St. Monicas School in Barre and in 1940 married Eugene Berard. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Laurie Garrett; a son, Armand; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother.

Henes, Dora, 85, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 22. Born in 1913 in Hyde Park, she was the daughter of Alfred and Mary Demars. In 1936, she married Joseph Henes Sr., who died in 1978. Survivors include two sons, Joseph Jr. and Ernest; one daughter, Mary Savard; one sister; several nieces and nephews; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Nadeau, Alice Jean, formerly of Montpelier died Feb. 25. She was born and raised in Vermont, graduating from Montpelier High School. She attended Boston University, and went into retail sales, working for Jordan Marsh in Boston. In 1960, she married Ronald Nadeau. She was residing in Petaluma, Calif. at the time of her death and had attended the United Church of Christ in Petaluma. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Kim Nadeau; one son, Ross Nadeau; two grandchildren; one brother; two nephews; one niece.

Sumner, Minnie E., 95, of Montpelier, died Feb. 23. Born in 1904 in Calais, she was the daughter of Frank and Sadie (Boutwell) Dailey. She married Roy Dewar and later H. Milton Sumner, both predeceased her. She worked for Sprague Electric in Barre. Survivors include two daughters, Marguerite Hatch and Audrey Halsall; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Duprey, Oliver M., 72, of North Wolcott, died Feb. 24. Born in 1926 in Northfield, he was the son of Ernest and Chrissy Duprey. He had been employed at the Nantana Woolen Mill in Northfield, the Ernest LaVigne Stone Shed in Riverton and the Everett Demeritt Sawmill in North Wolcott. He served in the Army during WWII. Survivors include seven sons, Roger, Oliver W., Walter, Harold, Ralph, Terry and Willie; four daughters, Cheryl LaFaso, Lillian Langford, Colleen Duprey and Debra Allen; a brother; a sister; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews.

Curtis, Teresa, 81, of Waterbury/Stowe, died Feb. 20. Born in 1917 in Springfield, she was the daughter of Sullivan and Lena (Barbetti) Belluscio. She was a successful businesswoman, beginning her career operating a tourist home in Springfield. She owned and operated two gift stores, the Belmar Inn and Restaurant, and a catering business. She founded and operated the Mouse Trap Gift Shop in Waterbury Center and was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church of Waterbury. Survivors include three sons, Paul, John and James; one daughter, Madi Ward; four granddaughters.

Andrews, Linda, 49, of East Barre, died Feb. 22. Born in 1949 in New Bedford, Mass., she was the daughter of Mary Dot Sylvia and Edward C. Andrews Jr. She was raised in New London, Conn. In 1968, she married Neal Clark. Survivors include two daughters, Lori Clark and Lisa Clark; one grandson; her parents; one sister; two brothers; a nephew; two nieces; a grandniece.

Salls, Philip A., 77, of Randolph, died Feb. 19. Born in 1921 in Randolph, he was the son of Samuel and Grace (Bradley) Salls. He attended schools in Randolph and in 1946 married Lucille Garrett. He served in the Army and had a trucking business. He later worked as a carpenter and ran a wood cutting business. Survivors include his wife; one son, Mike; a daughter, Ruth Hawver; four brothers; five sisters; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter.

LeBlanc, Jeanette Marie, 45, of East Hardwick, died Feb. 22. Born in 1953 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Zephir and Clair (Bilodeau) LeBlanc. She graduated from Hazen Union High School. She had been employed by Hardwick Knit Wear. Survivors include her mother; six brothers, Laury, Marcel, Roger, Ernest, Gerard and Pierre.

Preston, Carl E., 80, of Orange, died Feb. 20. Born in 1918 in Strafford, he was the son of Webster and Minnie (Rhoades) Preston. He attended Strafford schools. He married Anita Dennison, they divorced and he later married Vivian Robertson, who died in 1989. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a logger and a farmer and had been employed at the Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant in Barre. He was also road commissioner and equipment operator for the Town of Orange. Survivors include his companion, Cathleen McManis; a stepson, James Robertson; a stepdaughter, Georgianna Martell; a sister, Annie Hickory; a nephew; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rollins, Grace E., 83, of Williamstown, died Feb. 24. Born in 1915 in Cabot, she was the daughter of Hubert and Bertha (Pike) Wheeler. She attended Cabot schools. In 1935, she married Dale A. Robbins, who died in 1970. She was a homemaker, working outside the home after the death of her husband. She was a member of the United Federated Methodist Church in Williamstown. Survivors include two daughters, Mabel (Mrs. Roger) Parks and Charlene (Mrs. Martin) Cowens; four granddaughters; four sisters; several nieces and nephews.

Howard, Sally Anne, 56, formerly of Middlesex and Burlington, died in Columbia, Md. Feb. 6. Born in 1943 in Mass., she grew up in Vermont. She attended elementary schools in Middlesex and graduated from Montpelier High School. She graduated Champlain College and became secretary to the president of that college. In 1964, she married Gregory Howard and they moved extensively on the eastern seaboard. Survivors include her husband; two children, Nancy Howard and Christopher; one grandchild; her mother and step-father; one brother.

Brummert, Heather E., 16, of Barre, died Feb. 23. Born in 1983 in Haverstraw, N.Y., she was the daughter of Glenn and Kathleen (Gaynor) Brummert. She attended St. Peter's School in Haverstraw before the family moved to Barre in 1996. She graduated from St. Monica's in Barre and was more recently a sophomore at Spaulding High School. She recently returned from a trip to Australia where she was a student ambassador and member of the People to People Group. She was also a member of the Choraleers, the Interact Club, and ran track and field for Spaulding. Survivors include her parents; a sister, Jessica; two brothers, Justin and Mathew; two grandmothers; a great-grandmother; a nephew and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Stender, Mary Jane, 46, of Sharon, died Feb. 23. Born in 1953 in Windsor, she was the daughter of Robert and Beverly (Hinkley) Thomas. She graduated from South Royalton High School. She married Ronald Stender and was employed at Hamilton House in Hartford and Shepard Interiors in Quechee. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Alan and Shawn; her parents; two sisters.

Ladd, Pauline M., 69, formerly of Sharon, died Feb. 23. Born in 1929 in Sharon, she was the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Rogers) Blanchard. She attended schools in West Fairlee and Post Mills and graduated from the Thetford Academy. In 1948, she married Ralph B. Ladd, who died in 1985. They owned and operated a grocery store, Ladd's Store in West Fairlee and she was a certified nurse's aide. She was a member of the West Fairlee Congregational Church. Survivors include her companion, Ervine Eastman; two sons, Steven and Burns; a daughter, Julie Tracy; a brother; 13 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Fernandez, Louise M., 56, formerly of Montpelier and more recently of Santa Monica, Calif., died Feb. 21. Born in 1942 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Louis and Doris (Cooney) Fernandez. She attended Montpelier schools and graduated from Montpelier High School and from the University of Vermont School of Nursing. She worked as a psychiatric nurse and most recently with Kaiser Permanente. Survivors include a brother, Phillip; her grandfather, Earle Fletcher; five aunts, two uncles, a nephew, a niece, many cousins.

Lawson, Ruth Ella, 86, of Montpelier, died March 1. Born in 1912 in Waterbury Center, she was the daughter of Edwin Russell and Emma Ellsworth. She attended Waterbury High School and graduated the Teacher Training Program from the Montpelier Seminary. In 1931, she married Sidney Lawson Sr., who died in 1988. She was primarily a homemaker and mother of three. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Milan, Rev. Ronald and Sidney Jr.; one grandson; many nieces and nephews.

Teixeira, Deborah, 43, of Barre, died Jan. 31. Born in 1955 in Hartford, Conn., she attended Enfield, Conn. schools. In 1988, she married Arnold Teixeira. She loved to draw. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Nyree Dawn Veiga; a son, Danny; three sisters; two brothers; one grandson.

DuBois, Lula A., 86, of Northfield, died Feb. 26. Born in 1912 in New Paltz, N.Y., she was the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Ingraham) Wright. In 1933, she married William F. DuBois. She worked in her daughter's business, Fay's Flower Shop in Northfield for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Fay (Mrs. George) Coltey; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; a niece and two nephews.

Hutchinson, Robert Faye, 72, formerly of Randolph, died March 1. Born in 1926 in Braintree, he was the son of Rufus and Jennie (Blanchard) Hutchinson. He attended Randolph High School and graduated from Northfield Mt. Hermon. In 1952, he married Mary Dustin. He had served in the Navy during WWII. He had been a golf professional and greenskeeper in North Adams, Mass. He returned to Randolph and worked at Blue Seal Feeds and was also a carpenter. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mark and Gary; a daughter, Marla Tillberg; two sisters; eight grandchildren.

Blakeney, Ethleen R., 88, of Barre Town, died March 4. Born in 1910 in Glennville, Ga., she was the daughter of James Franklin and Retta Susan (McCall) Coleman. In 1926, she married Virgil Brinson. They later divorced. In 1943, she married John Blakeney, who died in 1971. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Blakeney and Ann Doty; one son, Benjamin Brinson; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Landry, Evelyn H.S., 83, formerly of Barre and more recently of Jacksonville, Fla., died Feb. 9. Born in 1915 in Barre, she was married to Mitchael E. Landry Sr., who died in 1975. Survivors include two sons, Mitchael Jr. and Ronald; one daughter, Karen Arleo; five grandchildren; one brother-in-law; three sisters-in-law; one cousin.

Clark, Herman A., 81, of Groton, died March 2. Born in 1917 in Peacham, he was the son of Chester Martin and Maybel Elizabeth (Stevenson) Clark. He attended grade school in Peacham and graduated from Peacham Academy. He also attended Farmdale Agriculture College in N.Y. He married Evelyn M. Bailey. He farmed for 37 years, operated a milk route and did general trucking. He was a lister for the town of Groton, was a dealer for Elmore Feeds and cut and sold Christmas trees. He was a member of Peacham Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Lucille (Mrs. R. Pat) Nelson; Priscilla (Mrs. Richard) Sherburne; Judy (Mrs. John) Vedder; a son, John; four grandsons; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Howard, Melba Whitney, 85, of South Barre, died Feb. 27. Born in 1913 in Williamstown, she was the daughter of Harry and Ruby (Wright) Whitney. She attended Williamstown School, graduated from Spaulding High School and later attended nurses training. In 1932, she married Grafton Howard, who died in 1990. She had played the organ at several area churches for many years. Survivors include a son, James; a daughter, Jean Mudgett; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a friend, Penny Millette, who helped with her care.

Woods, Edith B., 90, of Northfield, died Feb. 26. Born in 1908 in Leicester, Mass., she was the daughter of Charles and Josephine (Belrose) Browne. She graduated from Manchester (N.H.) Central High School and moved to Northfield in 1926. In 1929, she married Alan Woods, who died in 1971. She had worked for L.W. Morse's Clothing Store in Northfield and was a member of the Untied Methodist Church of Northfield. Survivors include two nieces, Barbara Buttrick and Jane Bingham; a nephew, Frank Allen.

Isham, Howard Ernest, 84, of Berlin, died Feb. 18. Born in 1915 in Vershire, he was the son of Arthur and Mary (Francis) Isham. He attended area schools and earned his GED in 1966. In 1941, he married Cecile M. Guinard, who predeceased him. He owned and operated a painting and papering business with his brother, Bill. He and his wife bought the old Barkley homestead on East Hill in Barre Town where he farmed until 1958. They moved to Montpelier in 1979. He also worked as a sandblast carver in the granite industry. Survivors include his children, Mary Lynne Isham and Steve Adams, Ross and Elaine Isham, Craig Isham and Patty Gray; nine grandchildren; three brothers; many nieces and nephews.

Earle, Blanche M., 103, of Hardwick, died Feb. 28. Born in 1895 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of George and Maud (Calderwood) Nelson. She attended the Cobb School and graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1921, she married Sidney Earle. They operated the ancestral farm. She was a member of the East Hardwick Congregational Church. Survivors include two sons, Ronald and Walton; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; a nephew and several cousins.

LoCicero, Roy, 81, of Bethel Gilead, died Feb. 28. Born in 1917 in Benton Harbor, Mich., he was the son of Charles and Gertrude LoCicero. He attended Benton Harbor schools and in 1946, married Ann Sofield. He had served in the Army during WWII. He also served in the Merchant Marines, retiring in 1980. Survivors include his wife; a son, Richard; three brothers; a sister; two grandsons; nieces and nephews.

Papineau, Robert M., 70, of North Montpelier, died March 2. Born in 1928 in Penacook, N.H., he was the son of William and Mary (Chase) Papineau. He attended schools in North Montpelier and Hartford. In 1955, he married Harriet (Fuller) Brown. He had served in the Airborne Infantry. He worked for Kelly Construction, a woolen mill in North Montpelier, Averill's Plumbing and Heating, Calder and Richardson Ins., RSD Leasing and Bruce Transportation. Survivors include his wife; two stepsons, William and Robert Brown; a step-daughter, Barbara Scott; four step-grandchildren; four brothers; many nieces and nephews.

Ducharme, Brien A., Sr., 89, of Marshfield, died March 3. Born in North Adams, Mass., he was the son of Eugene and Sophie (Lemonie) Ducharme. In 1933, he married Cecile Cournoyer. He had farmed in Cabot and worked in the logging business, retiring in 1973. He was a communicant of North American Martyrs Church in Marshfield. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Brien Jr. and Maurice; two daughters, Bertha Trumble and Lorraine Harvey; a sister; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren.

Violette, Chesira E., 87, of Williamstown, died March 3. Born in Milford, Mass., in 1911, she was the son of Stephano and Celeste (Abretti) Marenghi. She attended elementary and high schools in Milford. In 1949, she married Ora Violette, they later divorced. She moved to Williamstown in 1950 and was the chef of The Gulf House Restaurant, which she and her sister, Tillie Bosma, owned and operated. She was a member of St. Edward's Church in Williamstown. Survivors include three sisters, Tillie Bosma, Elizabeth Taddie and Rose Liberty; nieces and nephews.

Blackshaw, Brent T., 50, of Plainfield, died March 1. He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in liberal arts. He served in the Navy and was director of human resources at Washington County Mental Health Services Inc. Survivors include his wife, Betsy Wolf Blackshaw; a daughter, Melissa T. Blackshaw.

Beede, Jesse R., 87, of South Washington, died March 3. Born in 1912 in Washington, he was the son of Walton and Nellie (Batchelder) Beede. He attended school in Washington. In 1941, he purchased a farm in Washington and farmed until retiring in 1971. He was also a logger for many years. In 1941, he married Ruth Mae Fletcher, who died in 1968. Survivors include four sons, Jesse Sr., Wayne, Gordon and Floyd; two daughters, Nellie Carey and Bonnie Allen; a step-daughter, Alice Bettis; one sister; 32 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Rice, Scott, 35, of Randolph, died Feb. 28. Born in 1963 in Randolph, he was the son of Benjamin and Aline (Tuthill) Rice. He attended Randolph schools and graduated from Randolph High School. He was a press operator at New England Precision. Survivors include a brother, Benjamin Rice Jr.; a sister, Robin Lamson; a niece, aunts and uncles.


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