Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1999
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Solimine, Anthony B., 54, of South Royalton, died March 13. Born in
1944 in Somerville, Mass., he was the son of Belmont and Anna (Desiderio)
Solimine. He graduated from Somerville High School and in 1993, married
Carol Howe. They were independent Rainbow dealers and had owned and operated
New England Video in South Royalton. He moved to Vermont in 1985, and owned
and operated Country Time canteen truck in Lebanon, N.H. and White River
Junction. He was a member of Poly Carps Catholic Church in Somerville.
Survivors include his wife; four stepchildren, Lois, Teri, Missy and Doug;
his mother; two sisters; five step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Ravelin, Agnes G., 94, of Berlin, died March 14. Born in 1904 in Cabot, she was the daughter of Charles and Ila (Woodcock) Grace. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Goddard Seminary. In 1927, she married Earle Ravelin, who died in 1937. She was a secretary at Washington County Tuberculosis Sanitarium and had worked at the Vermont Department of Industrial Health until retiring in 1972. She had been a member of St. Monica's Parish. Survivors include a sister, Catharine Grace; a brother, Wallace Grace; nieces and nephews.
Manning, Francis H., 67, of Barre and formerly of Eden, died March 19. Born in 1931 in Eden, he was the son of Homer and Hortense (Mason) Manning. He worked in law enforcement as a deputy for the Caledonia and Washington county sheriff's department. and the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. Survivors include his wife, Norma (Douglas) Manning; four sons, David, Keith, Dale and James; two daughters, Linda Savoca and Laurie Elliot; four brothers; four sisters; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Lawliss, Esther K., 98, of Barre, died March 12. Born in 1900 in Barre, she was the daughter of Frank and Annie (Ryan) Rooney. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1920, she married Ralph A. Lawliss, who died in 1970. She was a member of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Turner; a son, Wayne; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Eaton, James E., 49, of Randolph, died March 14. Born in 1950 in Willimantic, Conn., he was the son of Joseph and Harriet (Barrett) Eaton Sr. He attended schools in Coventry, Conn. and graduated from Coventry High School. He moved to Randolph in 1970 and married Marcia Buxton in 1972. He worked as a carpenter and later at Day Funeral Home. In 1991, he began working at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Ctr. He attended Grace Outreach Church in West Lebanon, N.H. Survivors include his parents; his wife; two sons, Matthew and Morgan; two daughters, Andrea and Larissa; two brothers; two sisters; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dezan, Audrey L., 47, formerly of Barre and more recently of Dover, N.H., died March 14. Born in 1952 in Barre, she was the daughter of Constance E. Dezan. She had lived in Strafford, Unity, Laconia and Portsmouth before moving to Dover, N.H. in 1995. She worked at Great Bay Services in Dover. Survivors include her mother; five aunts and three uncles; nieces, nephews and cousins; and the family she made her home with, Jeff, Sue and Amber Berthiaume.
Wheeler, Lucille M., 85, of Quechee, died March 13. Born in 1913 in Leedale, Alberta, Canada, she was the daughter of S. Walker and Maude (Lampman) Eastburn. The family moved to Northfield, where she attended schools. She also attended schools in Strafford. In 1933, she married Burton Wheeler. She was caretaker of the Madeline Ames Farm in Strafford and also took care of Mrs. Ames. She was a member of the United Church of Strafford. Survivors include her husband; a son, David Brown; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.
Jamieson, Mahlon H., 74, formerly of Waitsfield and more recently of Poultney, died March 15. Born in 1924 in Danville, he was the son of Mahlon and Mantie (Adams) Jamieson. His career included farming, automobile and agricultural sales, working for Harvestore and Vigortone Products. He retired in 1990. Survivors include his wife; E. Janet (Croney) Jamieson; a daughter, Judith Jamieson; four sons, M. Richard, Lawrence C., David E. and Donald; two sisters; 10 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Broggi, Katherine T., 92, of Barre, died March 16. Born in 1907 in Groton, she was the daughter of Gaetano and Lucia (Pacini) Buzzi. She attended schools in Groton and Montpelier. In 1932, she married Amletto Broggi, who died in 1980. She had worked at Vogue Shop and Berganti's Dress Shop in Barre. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a sister, Ivis Tomasi; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Plastridge, Barbara-Ann, 68, of Moretown, died March 18. Born in 1930 in Moretown, she was the daughter of Walter and Anna (Peterson) Brooks. She was a graduate of St. Michael's School in Montpelier. In 1951, she married Homer Plastridge. She worked as a housekeeper and was employed in the cafeteria at the Moretown Elementary School and later as a teacher's aide at the Orange Elementary School. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Moretown. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Paula-Jean Plastridge, Karen-Ann Brown and Patti J. Brown; two sons, Tim and Chris; five grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews.
Slayton, Elvira M., 85, of East Montpelier, died March 12. Born in 1914 in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of Samuel Covert Chessman and Olive Loretta (Ashby) Chessman. She attended Westminster College in Utah and Logan Academy in Utah. In 1937, she married Albert E. Slayton, who died in 1989. She was a ballroom dance teacher, a secretary, a homemaker and helped her husband in his business. She attended the Bethany Congregational Church in Montpelier. Survivors include three sons, Ronald W., A. Richard and Robert L.; a sister; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Thompson, Clifton S., 66, formerly of Plainfield and more recently of Citrus Heights, Calif., died March 10. Born in Plainfield, he was the son of Frank (Crow) and Mabel (Pierce) Thompson. He graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Air Force for 22 years and as a contract programmer for more than 25 years in Calif. Survivors include his wife, Jean (McCarty) Thompson; a son, Steven; a daughter, Jill; five step-children, Earl Gochey, Jan Gochey, Fred Gochey, Ellie Crowley and Gay Philbrick; three brothers; a sister; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Hempel, Ruth Jessie, 83, of South Barre, died March 13. Born in 1915 in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of Charles and Marion (Fulton) Schaubel. She was a graduate of Kensington High School for Girls in Philadelphia. In 1938, she married Rev. Walter T. Hempel. She was choir director at her husband's pastorates in Pa. They have lived in Barre with their daughter since 1989. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Philadelphia. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Bonnie Rinehart; a son, Walter Hempel II; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Blaisdell, Margaret Feeley, 87, formerly of Hardwick and more recently of Barton, died March 17. Born in 1911 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Francis and Clara (Duby) Feeley. She attended the former West Woodbury Public School. In 1947, she married Andrew Blaisdell. Survivors include a son, Albert; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sherman, John A., Sr., 60, of Duxbury, died March 17. Born in 1938 in Waitsfield, he was the son of Kenneth and Helen (Farnsworth) Sherman Sr. He attended schools in Waterbury and Vergennes. He worked at the former Derby and Ball Manufacturing Company and later for S.T. Griswold Concrete. He had also been an independent truck driver, working locally for Art Stone Trucking and Lacillade Lumber Company. He retired in 1992. In 1970, he married Patricia Blackmore. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Denise Coburn and Tabitha Rivard; seven sons, John, Morton, Jesse, John Jr., Michael, Spencer and Patrick; 36 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five sisters; one brother; nieces and nephews.
Palaoro, Elizabeth, 92, of Barre, died March 17. Born in 1907 in Barre, she was the daughter of Cirillo and Fortunata (Hofer) Palaoro. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School and from Mary Fletcher Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at the Copley Hospital and in 1947, became a maternity nurse at the former Barre City Hospital and later at Central Vermont Hospital. She retired in 1972. Survivors include two sisters, Adeline Canales and Dorothy Puente; two nieces, Sylvia Canales and Norma Birmingham.
Clark, Arnold R., 77, of Waterbury, died March 16. He was the son of Lewis and Margaret (MacAulay) Clark and was raised in Graniteville, graduating from Williamstown High School. He served in the Army during WWII and married Lorraine Nelson in 1947. He built homes in the greater Waterbury area and in the Mad River Valley. He was a member of the Waterbury Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Randall and Jeffrey; a daughter, Valerie Zimmerman; a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.
Czine, Virginia M., 79, of Barre, died March 13. Born in 1919 in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Harrison and Annie (Glennie) Martin. She attended Williamstown schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. She married John Czine. She moved to Barre in 1984. She was a member of the Wallingford Congregational Church in Conn. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Ladue; two granddaughters; a brother; four sisters; nieces and nephews.
Gibbs, Jesse F., 81, of East Montpelier, died March 12. Born in 1917 in Hanover, N.H., he was the son of Jesse and May (Daigle) Gibbs Sr. He attended elementary school in Quechee and North Montpelier, and Montpelier High School. In 1938, he married Anna Chapin, who died in 1970. He served in the Army during WWII. He worked at the North Montpelier and Northfield woolen mills and more recently was a meter reader for the Barre office of the Gas Company of Vermont. Survivors include a brother, Paul Gibbs; a sister, Helen Patch; nieces and nephews.
Farnham, Alice J., 57, of Barre, died March 21. Born in 1941 in Rutland, she was the daughter of George and Stella (Bioty) Eaton. She attended St. Mary's School in Fair Haven and graduated from Brownsville High School in Brownsville, Texas. She later graduated from the Thompson School of Practical Nursing in Brattleboro. She worked at Glens Falls Hospital in N.Y. and more recently at the McFarland House in Barre. In 1961, she married Kenneth W. Farnham. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include one son, Michael; one daughter, Ann Farnham; three grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers; several great-aunts; nieces and nephews.
Porter, Melody A., 41, of Waterbury, died March 17. Born in 1957 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Gloria Izor. She graduated from Burlington High School. She worked in the restaurant business and had made her home in Tucson, Ariz., working in retail sales. Survivors include her mother; three sisters, Angela Jacobs, Katherine Todisco and Linda Jacobs; two brothers, Rocque Barber and James Porter; several aunts, uncles and nephews.
McWilliam, Laura S., 83, formerly of Hardwick, died March 22. Born in 1915 in St. Albans, she was the daughter of Walter and Grace (Brown) Sherman. She grew up in Bakersfield and graduated from Brigham Academy and from the University of Vermont. She later did graduate work at UVM and St. Michael's College. In 1943, she married Alexander McWilliam, who died in 1985. She began her teaching career in Westford and later taught at Essex, Richmond, Hardwick, Spaulding and Merritt Island (Fla.) high schools. She was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include two sons, Robert and James; a sister; three grandson; two nephews.
Sherman, Wayne E., 77, of Duxbury, died March 19. Born in 1921 in Duxbury, he was the son of Charles and Maude (Phillips) Sherman. He was educated in Moretown, Duxbury and Waterbury. He later completed four years of agricultural training under the GI bill. He served in the U.S. Infantry during WWII. In 1946, he married Florence Whitworth. They operated a dairy farm and he began working for Demeritt Co. in 1962. In 1965, he began working for the Vermont State Hospital farm, retiring in 1981. Survivors include his wife; a son, Francis; a daughter, Janice Quimby; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter; a sister; an aunt; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ross, Frederick Waldemore Jr., 81, formerly of Chelsea, died March 20. Born in Chelsea, he was the son of Frederick W. Sr. and Juliet (Stevens) Ross. He married Harriet (Kensiton) Ross. He served with the Marine Corps during WWII and had been a self-employed truck driver. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Frederick III and Robert; a daughter, JoAnn Ross; a sister; two grandchildren.
Mann, Wilbur S., 64, formerly of Barre and more recently of South Windsor, Conn., died March 15. Born in Barre, he was the son of Wilbur F. and Francies (Salisbury) Mann. He graduated from Spaulding High School and attended Tilton Preparatory School in Tilton, N.H. He graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS degree in mathematics. He married Phyllis (Martin) Mann. He worked in business management for United Aircraft, Gerber Systems and was president and owner of M.S.I., a computer software company. He retired as a consultant at Promis Systems. He was a member of the Wapping Community Church. Survivors include his wife; his mother; a son, Wilbur Jr.; two daughters, Rebecca McConnell and Cori Jodice; seven grandchildren; and his constant canine companion, "Sadie."
Ruel, Michael A., 31, of Northfield Falls, died March 23. Born in 1968 in Merced, Calif., he was the son of Marcel and Shelia (Abascal) Ruel. He graduated from Northfield High School and later attended Vermont Technical College. He had been a chef and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. Survivors include his mother; his father and step-mother, Marcel and Kathy Ruel; a brother, Darin; his fiancee, Callie Buck; his maternal grandmother; paternal step-grandmother; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Aja, Lyla H., 78, of East Barre, died March 24. Born in 1920 in East Barre, she was the daughter of Ralph and Jennie (Gillander) Lowery. She attended elementary school in East Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1941, she married Peter Aja, who died in 1998. She began work as a substitute clerk at the East Barre Post Office and continued there later becoming Postmaster and retiring in 1983. She was a member of the East Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Aja and Cheryl Gorton; a grandson; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews.
Boucher, Rose M. (Badger), 87, formerly of Graniteville and more recently of Enfield, Conn., died March 23. Born in Graniteville, she lived most of her live in Montpelier before moving to Enfield, Conn. in 1984. She owned and operated the Boucher Jewelry Store with her husband, before retiring in 1969. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church in Enfield. Survivors include one daughter, Jean Beaucage; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Pelkey, Nancy J., 49, of Graniteville, died March 21. Born in 1950 in Barre, she was the daughter of Clyde and Jessica (Bradley) Spooner. She attended Graniteville schools. In 1967, she married Joseph Wayne Pelkey. She worked for Sprague Electric before attending beautician school at O'Brien's Beauty Studio in Burlington. She owned and operated Shear Art Beauty Salon in Graniteville. She was a member of Websterville Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Kim (Mrs. John) McGrath, Robin (Mrs. Timothy) French and Paula (Mrs. Richard) Clark; one son, Joseph Jr.; five grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters; many nieces and nephews.
Farnham, Paul W., 84, of Moretown, died March 23. Born in 1915 in Moretown, he was the son of George and Ida May (Boyce) Farnham. He attended Moretown schools and served in the Army during WWII. He spent his life working on the family farm. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Moretown. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Wedge, Kenneth Delton, 83, of Montpelier, died March 26. Born in 1915 in Stowe, he was the son of Burton Elmer and Milinda (Honer) Wedge. He attended schools in Stowe and in 1936, married Nellie Clary. He had worked for the Central Vermont Railroad and was a custodian at Vermont College, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Cecil; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; three godchildren; nieces and nephews.
Leonard, Jeffrey Gordon, 27, formerly of Ryegate and Berlin, died March 24. Born in 1971 in Berlin, he was the son of Daniel and Linda (Perkins) Leonard. He graduated from Blue Mountain Union High School and studied demolition explosive techniques at Toronto Technical School in Toronto, Canada. He was a licensed demolition explosives expert in Mass. and Vt., working for Massachusetts Blasting Pioneer Explosives, Whipps Inc. and Clark's Garage in Athol, Mass. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Sarah Leonard; two brothers, Darren and Daniel; maternal grandmother; maternal step-grandfather; paternal grandparents; uncles, aunts, cousins and a niece.
Potter, Willis "Mike," 75 of Calais, died March 25. Born in 1923 in Plainfield, he was the son of Merton and Pearle (Cotton) Porter. He attended schools in Plainfield and Cabot. In 1944, he married Genester Chapin. They moved to Calais in 1959 and he worked for the HP Hood Creamery and more recently as a master electrician for Washington Electric Co-op. He was member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Plainfield. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Linda Bartlett, Charlene Ibey and Vanessa Leno; two sons, Randon and Shawn; five grandchildren; a brother; five sisters; many nieces and nephews.
Baltin, Bruce E., 56, of Berlin, died March 22. Born in 1942 in New Brunswick, N.J., he was the son of Charles and Evelyn (Hoffman) Baltin. He had worked at WSKI Radio in Montpelier as an account executive and disc jockey. Survivors include a brother, Steven; a sister-in-law and a nephew.
Morse, Janet Cassin, 69, of Montpelier, died March 25. Born in 1928 in Jamaica Plains, Mass., she was the daughter of Matthew and Natalie Cassin. She spent her childhood in Nahant, Mass. She graduated from Montpelier High School and in 1947, married Robert Morse. She was a member of the Worcester United Methodist Church. She attended Goddard College and received her Bachelor of Arts degree. She worked for Washington County Mental Health, retiring in 1994. After retirement she worked part-time at the Calais Post Office. Survivors include her children, James, Beverly Newton, John, Pam Everingham, Aaron, Polly Boothe, Debby Pinard and Joann Cummings; one sister; 13 grandsons; nine granddaughters; one great-grandson; three great-granddaughters; numerous nephews and nieces.
Payette, Virginia E., 67, of Randolph, died March 24. Born in 1931 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Alfred and Bernice (Scott) Payette. She attended Randolph schools and lived most of her life in the Randolph area. She had recently lived with Joan and Rachael Blandin in Bradford and most recently in Quechee. Survivors include two brothers, Robert and Raymond; a sister-in-law; several nieces and nephews.
Morse, David P., Sr., 84, of Montpelier, died March 20. Born in 1914 in Madison, Wis., he was the son of Max Withrow and Margaret Putnam Morse. He graduated from Bristol (Pa.) High School and attended University of New Hampshire. He served in the Air Force during WWII. In 1945, he married Elinor Jean Burns, who died in 1992. They moved to Montpelier in 1954 and he was employed at Lyons-Farnham Pontiac and later at Hookers Wayside Furniture until his retirement. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Jean Morse and Julia M. Heller; a son, David; one sister; a half-sister; a half-brother; a granddaughter; longtime friend Doris Washburn; nieces and nephews.
Messier, Alexandra, 87, of Hardwick, died March 28. Born in 1911 in St. Germaine, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Ernest and Marie (Couture) Brochu. The family moved to East Hardwick in 1920. In 1932, she married Arthur Messier, who died in 1972. They had lived in Stannard and in 1976, Mrs. Messier moved to Hardwick. she was a communicant of St. Michael's Church in Greensboro bend and also attended St. Norbert's Church in Hardwick. Survivors include four sons, Robert, Andre, Gerard and Paul; three brothers; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Emerson, Lillian A., 63, formerly of Northfield and more recently of Burnham, Maine, died March 27. Born in 1935 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Sylva and Elizabeth (Jerry) Premont. She attended Northfield schools. She had been married to Oliver Duprey and in 1976, married Harold Emerson. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church of Northfield. Survivors include her husband; four sons, Roger Duprey, Oliver Duprey, Walter Duprey and Harold Duprey; two daughters, Cheryl LaFaso and Lillian Langford; two brothers; two sisters; two stepsons, Jimmie Emerson and Michael Emerson; two stepdaughters, Lori Duprey and Christie Emerson; two grandchildren she raised, Colleen and Tanya Duprey; several other grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Caffin, Virginia C., 75, of Cabot, died March 29. Born in 1924 in Cradock, Va., she was the daughter of Julian and Myra (Booth) Chockley. She attended public schools and graduated from John Marshall High School in Richmond, Va. She then attended nursing school in Richmond. In 1948, she married Dr. Frank Henry Caffin, who died in 1991. She had assisted her husband with his medical practice. She was affiliated with the United Church of Cabot. Survivors include a son, Neale; a daughter, Stephanie Bushey; a stepson, Rev. Bob Caffin; two brothers; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins and an International Exchange student, Juan David Saldana.
Collins, Robert John, 49, of Waterbury, died March 26. Born in 1949, he was the so of Gerald and Jean (Breset) Collins. He graduated from Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. He was employed at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury as a psychiatric technician. Survivors include his mother; his father; two sisters, Mary Ellen (Mrs. Francis) Trask and Carol (Mrs. Lynn) Mannan; a brother, Michael Collins; several nieces and nephews.
Hayes, William H., 47, formerly of Northfield, and his wife, Patricia, 47, died in a traffic accident on March 9. Mr. Hayes was born in 1937 in Northfield, the son of William H. and Madelene (Church) Hayes. He spent his early years in Williamstown and Barre and attended Matthewson Elementary School and Spaulding High School. He was a member of Hedding Methodist Church. Survivors include a sister, Helena Blankenship; two nieces, four nephews, a sister-in-law and several cousins.
Hayward, Frank Bradley, 85, of Randolph, died April 1. Born in 1913 in Brockton, Mass., he was the son of Merton and Evelyn (Rowe) Hayward. He attended Brockton schools and graduated from Brockton High School. He continued his education at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, graduated with a degree in architectural engineering. He served in the Navy during WWII. He worked as a hardware salesman for Emery Waterhouse of Portland, Maine and later for Dealer Supply of Springfield, Mass., retiring in 1984. In 1971, he married Janet Prior, who died in 1993. He was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include a step-son, Scott Whitham; two step-daughters, Sandra Therrien and Susan Hill; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Greenwood, Joyce E., 70, of Randolph, died April 2. Born in 1928 in Preston, Conn., she was the daughter of Allyn and Marion (Flood) Carpenter. She attended schools in Middletown, Conn. and was a chambermaid at Yankee traveler and the St. Johnsbury House. She also took care of children in her home. She moved to Randolph House in Randolph in 1994. In 1972, she married Francis Greenwood, who died in 1996. Survivors include a son, Stuart Perkins; two daughters, Leslie Hatin and Ruth Ann Perkins; four grandchildren.
Kohn, Anna H., 87, of Barre, died March 31. Born in 1911 in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of Anthony and Helen Glowczynski. She attended and graduated schools in Jersey City. In 1930, she married Charles Kohn, who died in 1972. She was a telephone operator with New York Telephone, retiring in 1968. She returned to Barre in 1998, and made her home with her daughter, Dolores Fair. Survivors include three daughters, Dolores Fair, Lorraine Lynch and Charlotte Donno; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Lambert, Daniel W., 53, of Randolph Center, died April 1. Born in 1945 in Owatonna, Minn., he was the son of William and Dorothy Lambert. He was raised and schooled in Minnesota and attended Stockbridge Agricultural School and Amherst University. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was married to Bette Silloway and moved to Randolph Center in 1983. He was a dairy farmer and a member of the Green Mountain Gospel Chapel in Randolph. Survivors include his wife; his mother; three sons, Paul, Daniel and David; five daughters, Marilyn, Rebecca, Laura, Jennifer and Aimee; one brother; three sisters.
Maxwell, Larry E., 39, formerly of Randolph, died March 30. Born in 1959 in Randolph, he was the son of Gilbert and Shirley (Haggett) Maxwell. He attended schools in Hancock and graduated from Randolph Vocational School. He was a farmer, worked at his father's sawmill and worked for Granville Manufacturing. For the past few years he was a painter for Everett Bettis of Hancock. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Gilbert and Rebecca Maxwell; his mother; a sister, Karen Arnold; a brother, Steven Maxwell; two nieces and two nephews.
Tacy, Eldrick C., 88, of Websterville, died March 30. Born in 1910 in Barre, he was the son of Charles and Ella (Halligan) Tacy. He attended Websterville schools. In 1937, he married Jessie Stott. He served in Navy during WWII and worked for Wells-Lamson Corp., retiring in 1975. He was a member of St. Sylvester Church in Graniteville. Survivors include his wife; three cousins; nieces and nephews.
Griffith, Lillian E., 78, of Duxbury, died March 27. Born in 1921 in South Barre, she was the daughter of Ira and Lillian (Marvin) Harvey. She attended schools in Barre and Waterbury. In 1937, she married Kenneth Griffith Sr., who died in 1984. She had been employed at Demeritt Manufacturing Co. and Crossroads Store, both in Waterbury. More recently she worked in the cafeteria at Harwood Union High School and operated a bakery from her home. She was a member of Waterbury Congregational Church. Survivors include her mother; three daughters, Romona Byers, Lorna Grimes and Penny Williams; two sons, Kenneth Jr. and Rodney; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews.
Batchelder, Hildred L., 100, died March 26. Born in 1898 in Waterford, she was the daughter of Alfred and Margaret (Suitor) Lyster. She attended schools in Waterford and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy and Lyndon Teachers Training School. In 1920, she married Carl Batchelder, who died in 1952. She had lived in Cabot, Barton, St. Johnsbury and Montpelier and was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Montpelier. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Vercoe and Phyllis Gale; a daughter-in-law, Eleanor Batchelder; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Hamelin, Frances K., 63, of Montpelier, died March 26. Born in 1936 in East St. Louis, Ill., she was the daughter of Walter and Bertha (Linnemann) Ingles. She attended schools in Alerton, Ill. and lived in Wallingford, Conn. before moving to Duxbury in 1976. She worked as a waitress, was employed at The Bridges in Warren and more recently at Green Mountain Chocolates in Waterbury. Survivors include three sons, Rick, Chris and Donald; 10 grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews.
Bassett, Percy E., 100, of Randolph, died March 29. Born in 1898 in Worcester, Mass., he was the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Ladd) Bassett. He attended schools in Barre. In 1929, he married Clara Chase, who predeceased him. He worked on several farms and began working at Savage's Mill in 1949. He later worked at Ethan Allen. Survivors include two sons, Gordon and Bernie; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Beattie, Michelle T., 28, of Randolph, died March 27. Born in 1970 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Floyd and Wendy (Kelton) Tucker. She attended Randolph schools and graduated from Randolph Union High School. Most recently she attended the Community College of Vermont in Montpelier, majoring in psychology. In 1988, she married Robert A. Beattie. Survivors include her children, Alan and Amanda; her parents; a sister; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather; two aunts; two uncles and several cousins.