Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1999

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Glen, Judson B., 74, of Barre, died April 11. Born in 1924 in Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of Judson and Margaret (Garbutt) Glen. He graduated from the University of Vermont and served in the Navy during WWII. In 1950, he married Ruth Millington, they divorced in 1978. In 1983, he married Jane Page. He had been a pilot for Middlebury College and was a flight examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. He also owned and operated Glen Real Estate in Calais. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Ruth, Mary Ellen, Elizabeth (Mrs. Jim) Diette and Joanne (Mrs. Bob) Gifford; three sons, Robert, John and William; a sister; his former wife; 13 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cutler, Earl, 73, of Barre, died April 9. Born in 1925 in East Montpelier, he was the son of George and Clara (Allen) Cutler. He attended Cutler School in East Montpelier and graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1945, he married Marion Bianchi. He retired as a psychiatric aid from Vermont State Hospital in 1987. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Michelle Cutler and April Despault; a sister, Phyllis Martin.

Reynolds, Gertrude M., 81, of Barre, died April 12. Born in 1918 in St. Sebastien, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Delphis and Marie Anne (Letourneau) Cloutier. She attended schools in Canada. In 1935, she married Arthur Badeau, who died in 1971. In 1963, she married Frank Reynolds, who died in 1973. She worked at Vermont Plastics in Montpelier and as a pastry cook at the Wayside Restaurant. She retired from Sprague Electric in 1983. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a son, Gilles Badeau; a daughter, Lizzette (Mrs. Ronald) Provencher; two sisters; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Irish, Zoe B., 94, of Moretown, died April 13. Born in 1904 in Cabot, she was the daughter of Ernest and Elsie (Foster) Smith. She attended schools in Cabot where she lived with her grandparents after the death of her mother. She was married to Raymond W. Irish, who died in 1970. She sold homemade doughnuts in local stores. Survivors include two daughters, Pauline Hoisington-Griffith-Mikolinski-Vogel and Jennette Willett-Jackson; two sons, Maxwell Irish and Kenneth Irish; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.

Perkins, Clyde W., 83, of Bethel, died April 12. Born in 1915 in Stockbridge, he was the son of Leo and Flora (Smith) Perkins. He attended Stockbridge (Gaysville) and Bethel schools. In 1944, he married Ruth Goodale , who died in 1976. He worked as an auto body technician for Valley Motors in Bethel, retiring in 1978. Survivors include a daughter, Joanne Joyce; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Keith, Howard M., 84, formerly of Waitsfield, died April 9. Born in 1915 in North Haverhill, N.H., he was the son of Michael and Lilla (White) Keith. He attended North Haverhill schools and in 1938, married Clara Mae Waterhouse. He was a farmer, logger and more recently partner with his son, James in Keith and Keith Plumbing of Waitsfield. He served as a selectman for Waitsfield, a member of the zoning board of adjustment and a lister. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Helen Pinder and Shirley Keith; three sons, James, John and Donald; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Kennedy, John R., 92, of Chelsea, died April 11. Born in 1907 in Chelsea, he was the son of Eugene and Alice (Drudge) Kennedy. He attended Chelsea schools and served with the Army during WWII. He worked on construction and in his father's garage. Later he was service manager at Walter Kennedy Chrysler Plymouth dealership in Chelsea, retiring in 1971. He was first married to Edith Mulleneaux, then to Erica Strelau. In 1945, he married Vera Hill and in 1957, he married Cecelia (West) Mathers. She died in 1996. They helped raise a niece, Jean Kennedy Bernier. He had been selectman for the town of Chelsea and a member of the Chelsea Fire Department. Survivors include two stepsons, Richard Lyon and Lawrence Lyon; three step-daughters, Donna Melvin, Martha Lyon and Joanne Hodge; two brothers; nieces and nephews.

Wood, Harold C., 87, of Wolcott, died April 14. Born in 1911 in Wolcott, he was the son of Charles and Kate (Marshall) Woods. In 1935, he married Jeannette Bonenfant. He had been employed at St. J. and L.C. Railroad Co., retiring in 1976. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Dorothy Keough and Nancy Vanet; one son, Gordon; one brother; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law; many nieces and nephews.

Gingras, Anna, 95, formerly of Barre, died April 15. Born in 1904 in St. Pierre, Canada, she was the daughter of Arthur and Marie (Savoie) Jacques. She attended schools in Quebec, Canada. She was a school teacher and later bookkeeper and treasurer for the United Community Credit Union in Barre. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Rutland and former member of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Carmolli; a son, James; three brothers; five sisters; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Perkins, Roger W., 79, of Johnson, died April 15. Born in 1919 in Johnson, he was the son of Grover and Josephine (Brickett) Perkins. He graduated from Johnson High School and served in the Air Force during WWII. He worked at Eastern Magnesia Talc Co. In 1945, he married Helen Conger. He was a member of the United Church of Johnson. Survivors include his wife; a son, William; a sister; a brother; several nieces and nephews.

Therrien, Constance C., 74, of Waterbury, died April 14. Born in 1924 in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Maynard and Marquita (Rounds) Dodds. Her family moved to the Boston area, where she attended schools, graduating from North Quincy High School. In 1945, she married Garfield Therrien, who died in 1993. She worked at John Hancock Insurance Co. in Boston and later Sears, Roebuck and Co. in Burlington. Most recently, she worked at Squier's Maple Products Inc. in Waterbury. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Corinne (Mrs. John) Gibson, Susan (Mrs. Kelly) Chaney and Lisa Bickford; two sons, David and Bruce; seven grandchildren; a sister.

Vezina, Anita, 92, of Berlin, died April 12. Born in 1906 in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of George and Rosalie (Levasseur) Ross. She was educated in Fall River schools and was employed by the Berkshire Highway Corp. In 1938, she married Armand Vezina, who died in 1970. Survivors include a daughter, Joan V. Gagnon; two grandchildren; a brother.

Byrne, Francis E., 76, of Johnson, died April 14. Born in 1923 in Johnson, he was the son of Eugene and Irene (Bourne) Byrne. He was a lifelong resident of Johnson and served in the Army during WWII. In 1946, he married Doris (Dezaine) Byrne. He retired from Green Mountain Sanitation Co. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Terrence and Steven; two daughters, Susan (Mrs. Scott) Chase and Julie Byrne; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Hickory, Ivis J., 88, of Waterbury Center, died April 15. Born in 1911 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of Bert and Gertrude (Edwards) Johnson. She attended schools in Waterbury. She had been a waitress, worked at the former Pilgrim Plywood Company and most recently in laundry services at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, retiring in 1971. In 1930, she married Alfred Hickory, who died in 1989. She was a member of the Waterbury Congregational Church. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth (Mrs. Anthony) Biebel; a son, Frank; two sisters; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Dollenmaier, Jeanne Sterley, 77, of Northfield, died April 8. Born in 1921 in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Helen (Callahan) Sterley. She grew up in Illinois and attended Carleton University in Northfield, Minn. In 1944, she married Harry Dollenmaier. They moved to Northfield in 1990. Survivors include two sons, John and James; three daughters, Susan Dollenmaier, Martha Spoor and Mary Sinclair; a brother; 10 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Keene, Everett L., 73, of East Hardwick, died April 12. Born in 1925 in Waterbury, he was the son of Adolph and Neva (Fisk) Keene Sr. He attended Waterbury and Stowe public schools. In 1952, he married Theresa Mary Fisk, who died in 1990. He and his brother Adolph, purchased the family potato farm in Walden, operating it until 1956. In 1957, they started the Keene Brothers Construction Co. and also owned and operated the Keene Mobile Home business in East Hardwick. Survivors include a son, Edward; four daughters, Barbara Keene, Brenda Beaupre, Jill Moscato and Pamela Harshman; 10 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Massey, Patricia Ann, 56, of Brookfield, died April 11. Born in 1943 in Hartford, Conn., she was the daughter of Dwight and Ann (Cumming) Blondin. She attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. In 1962, she married Raymond Massey. She was employed as a waitress at local restaurants and by Sprague Electric in Barre. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Michael, Timothy and Brian; a daughter, Donna Massey; 10 grandchildren; seven brothers; two sisters; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

Gavin, Francis P., 92, formerly of Barre, died April 17. Born in 1906 in Barre, he was educated in Vermont schools. He served in the Army during WWII and had been employed by the Army Corps of Engineers. He was employed by New England Power Service Co. in Shelburne Falls, retiring in 1972. Survivors include two sons, Paul and Kelvin; a daughter, Jean Gavin; seven grandchildren; three great-grandsons. His wife, Mary A. (Donahue) Gavin, predeceased him in 1983.

Morse, Hazel, 88, of Groton, died April 22. Born in 1910 in Peacham, she was the daughter of Frank and Lizzie (McCormick) Goss. She attended elementary school in Peacham and graduated from Peacham Academy and later the Brightlook Hospital School of Nursing in St. Johnsbury. She became a registered nurse and practiced private duty nursing. In 1934, she married Gerald Morse, who predeceased her. She became affiliated with the Grafton County Nursing Home, working there until 1980. She was a member of the Groton Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Norman; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Robbins, James W. Sr., 84, of Barre Town, died April 17. Born in 1914 in East Montpelier, he was the son of Willard and Ruth (Wylie) Robbins. He attended Barre City schools. He farmed in Brookfield, Williamstown and Barre Town and had worked as a truck driver for the H.P. Welch Trucking Co. and the town of Barre, retiring in 1975. In 1933, he married Doris Martel. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Barre. Survivors include his wife; four sons, James Jr., Robert, Douglas and Richard; two daughters, Eleanor MacAuley and Marilyn Gamble; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Demeritt, Laura (Elizabeth), 95, of Waterbury, died April 23. Born in 1904 in Plattsburgh, N.Y., she was the daughter of Richard and Jessica (Law) Demeritt. She graduated from Waterbury High School, received her bachelor of science degree in home economics from University of Vermont and studied at Cornell University and UCLA. She was employed as a home economics teacher in Waterbury and Randolph, as well as Saranac Lake and Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Clifford, Theodore A., 90, formerly of Bethel and more recently of Sun City, Ariz., died April 19. Born in 1909 in Bethel, he graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology and was a veteran of WWII. He was founder of Clifford of Vermont Inc., a wire and cable supplier in Bethel; past director of Oxford County Telephone Co. of Buxford, Maine, Somerset Telephone Co. in North Anson, Maine and Randolph National Bank. He had served on the school board in Bethel and was a member of the United Church in Bethel and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sun City. Survivors include his wife, Elinor; two daughters, Ruth Franz and Bunny Huntley; a son, Theodore Jr.; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

Premont, Donat S., 60, of Northfield Falls, died April 19. Born in 1938 in Northfield, he was the son of Ovila and Adeline (Rameo) Premont. He attended schools in Northfield. In 1986, he married Patricia Mercier. He worked for Maurice Memorials and for Norwich University, retiring due to ill health. He had served with the Army during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife; a son, Donat Jr.; two step-sons, Bernard Whalen and David Pecor; two daughters, Linda Hallock and Brenda (Mrs. Michael) Hallock; two brothers; a sister; 11 grandchildren; several nieces; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Coburn, Elwin H., 89, formerly of Vershire, died April 22. Born in 1910 in Vershire, he was the son of John and Ethel (Norton) Coburn. He attended Vershire and Strafford schools. In 1934, he married Gertrude Fairbrother, who died in 1986. He cut lumber for Mark Perkins in Strafford and also was a logger. He later worked at the Vermont copper mines in South Strafford. He also operated a small farm and was a carpenter and worked in the building and grounds department for Dartmouth College. He retired in 1972. He was one of the founders of the Strafford Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include two sons, Philip and Melvin; three daughters, Shirley Hannah, Marvel Hauger and Cynthia Riordan; one sister; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Hagar, Henry E., 84, of Berlin, died April 21. Born in 1914 in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of Clarence Elmer and Alice Lorraine (Griswold) Hagar. He served in the Army during WWII. In 1945, he married Janice Norton, who died in 1973. He was employed at the Vermont State Hospital, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Bethany Congregational Church in Montpelier. Survivors include a grandson, Christopher Lupien.

Kennison, Robert D., 72, of Montpelier, died April 20. Born in 1926 in Fayston, he was the son of Rodney and Beatrice (Dunbar) Kennison. He married Geraldine McQueen in 1956. He served with the Navy during WWII and the Army during the Korean War. He worked at General Electric in Burlington, retiring in 1988. He had also served as a Washington County deputy sheriff. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Richard and Robert Jr.; two daughters, Connie Squiers and Donna Keene; two sisters; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Shepherd, John, 73, of Greensboro Bend, died April 19. Born in 1926 in Hallandale, Fla., he grew up in Wethersfield, Conn. He was a police officer and had served with the Coast Guard during WWII. He retired to Vermont in 1991, where he was involved with the Greensboro Nursing Home and was a member of the Greensboro Bend United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Shepherd; two sons, Robert and Charles; five stepchildren, Linda Unkelbach, Christopher Bean, Janet Heslin, Kevin Unkelbach and David Bean; two grandsons; a sister.

Bartlett, Isabelle M., 86, of Morrisville, died April 19. Born in 1912 in Hyde Park, she was the daughter of Elmer and Bertha (Calkins) Bartlett. She had lived and worked in Springfield, Mass., returning to Morrisville six years ago. Survivors include a sister, Doris (Mrs. Robert) Austin; a niece and a nephew; four cousins.

Alden, John F., 67, of Montpelier, died April 19. Born in 1931 in Windsor, he was the son of Phillip and Mabel Hovey. He graduated from Montpelier High School and served in the Army. In 1951, he married Ruth E. Powers, who died in 1978. He had worked for Twin City John Deere and L.B.J. Store in Worcester and was a member of Worcester Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Alden, Crystal Ripley and Donna Locke; three sons, George, John and Bernard; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Billi, Dorothy E., 84, of Barre, died April 16. Born in 1914 in Barre, she was the daughter of Stephen and Ann (Fontana) Andreoletti. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1934, she married Louis Billi, who died in 1998. She was a member of St. Monica's Church. She had been a volunteer at Aldrich Public Library and Central Vermont Hospital gift shop. Survivors include two daughters, Faralie Flynn and Kay Storti; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; nieces and nephews.

Puzel, Karen E., 59, formerly of Chelsea, died April 8. Born in 1939, she was the daughter of Edward and Evelyn (Forsberg) Eckstein. She was originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., and had been a summer resident of the Chelsea area since the late 1940s. Survivors include her husband, Hank; two sons, Andrew and Erik; a sister; a granddaughter. 

Tucker, Bertha E., 95, of Waitsfield, died April 29. Born in 1903 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Charles and Eva (Alden) Smith. She attended schools in Northfield. In 1930 she married Edmond Tucker, who died in 1967. she was a homemaker, later working for the Carpenter Farm Lodge. She was a member of the Federated Church of Waitsfield. Survivors include three sons, Donald, Wesley and Allen; two granddaughters; a grandson; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Jesshope, Shelby Ricketts, 23, of Warren, died April 28. Born in 1976 in Long Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of Douglas Ricketts and Tabitha Sardi. She graduated from Haldane High School in Coldsprings, N.Y. and more recently was studying childcare at Dutchess County College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She married Mark Jesshope on March 20, 1999. Survivors include her husband; an infant son, Timothy; her father and step-mother, Douglas and Suzie Ricketts; her mother and step-father, Tabitha Sardi and Terry Maloney; a paternal grandmother; maternal grandparents; three brothers; a stepbrother; three nieces.

Case, Ann Marie, 77, of Waterbury, died April 18. Born in 1921 in New York City, she was the daughter of Philip and Dorothy (Richards) Case. She lived in France before WWII and moved to the Waterbury area in 1944. For the past four years, she had lived at the Waterbury Inn.

Byrd, Agnes Adaline (Hersey), 73, formerly of Worcester and Montpelier, died April 28. Born in 1925 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Don and Cora (Richardson) Hersey. She attended Worcester Elementary School. In 1944, she married Frederick D. Byrd Sr., who predeceased her. Survivors include seven sons, Frederick Jr., Tim, Danny, Richard, Michael and Robert; six daughters, Linda Belanger, Robyn Haines, Laurie Byrd, Betsey Delary and Patricia Shortsleeves; three step-sons, George, James and Joseph Byrd; a sister; 60 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren.

Devoid, Myrna L., 69, formerly of Barre, died April 29. Born in Barre, she was the daughter of George and Vena (Leonard) Anderson. She graduated from Spaulding High School and received her Charter Life Underwriter degree from Franklin Pierce College. She was a marketing officer at Chubb Life America, retiring in 1985. Survivors include two sons, Kirk and Ricky; two daughters, Karen Devoid and Susanne Devoid; four grandchildren; three brothers.

Aronson, Iris L., 86, of Barre, died April 27. Born in 1912 in Shoreham, she was the daughter of Cyrus and Nina (Hapgood) Randall. She graduated from the Northeast public school in Hartford and from the Westboro State Hospital School of Practical Nursing in Westboro, Mass. She was employed at Westboro Hospital and at Gifford Hospital. She was a member of the Gospel Hall in Hardwick. Survivors include a son, Douglas; two daughters, Althea (Mrs. Alton) Rodger and Dawna Lamore; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Towne, James W., 60, formerly of Montpelier, died April 25. Born in 1938 in Montpelier, he was the son of John and Anna (Lawrence) Towne. He graduated from St. Michael's High School and attended St. Michael's College. He served in the Navy and was an air traffic controller at Los Angeles International Airport in Hartford, Conn. He was a supervisor for General Electric in Burlington and plant manager for Xerox Corp. in Rochester, N.Y. He later owned and operated a general store in Worcester, before moving to Eustis, Fla. Survivors include a son, Jason; a sister, Joan Quesnel; a brother, John Town; nieces and nephews.

Davis, Mary A., 68, of Waterbury Center, died April 26. Born in 1930 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Leslie and Ethel (Towne) Dibbell. She graduated from Waterbury High School and married Maurice Davis in 1954. She worked as a secretary for the Eldredge Lumber Co. in Waterbury and at the Vermont Department of Transportation. She was a member of Waterbury Center Community Church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Stephen and Mark; eight grandchildren; a brother; two nephews and a niece.

Dupere, Florence E., 86, formerly of Northfield, died April 26. Born in 1912 in South Hero, she was the daughter of Warren and Clara (Croto) Bruleigh. She graduated from Mount St. Mary's Academy in Winooski and later from nursing school. In 1936, she married Chester Blow, who died in 1962. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. Survivors include a son, Leon; a daughter, Victoria (Mrs. George) Briggs; a step-son, Fernand Dupere; three step-daughters, Olivet Brassard, Felecia Calarco and Madeline Tafflin; two sisters; two grandchildren; many step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Thurston, Roberto W., 59, formerly of Barre, died April 25. Born in 1950 in Barre, he was the son of Clarence and Olis (Claflin) Thurston. He attended schools in Corinth and graduated from St. Johnsbury Trade School. In 1970, he married Diane Menard. He worked for several trucking companies and for the Corinth Highway Department and for John Gross Trucking in Roxbury. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jodie Meyette; a granddaughter; his parents; three brothers; three sisters; many nieces and nephews.

Rhoades, Clifton T., Sr., 86, of Randolph and formerly of Braintree, died April 26. Born in 1912 in Barnard, he was the son of Frank and Mary (Nott) Rhoades. He was educated in Barnard schools. In 1930, he married Frances Olmstead, who died in 1974. He worked for the Rotta family in Barnard and bought the Perkins Flint farm in Braintree in 1944, retiring in 1974. Survivors include a son, Clifton Jr.; two sisters; two brothers; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Corti, Ella S., 78, of Barre Town, died April 22. Born in 1920 in Plainfield, she was the daughter of Winfield and Esther (Freeman) Glidden. She attended schools in Plainfield. She had operated a home and office cleaning service in the Barre area. In 1937, she married Carlo Corti, who died in 1983. Survivors include two sons, Paul and Carl; two grandchildren; one sister; nieces and nephews.

Foster, Ida W., 81, of Cabot, died April 25. Born in 1917 in Cabot, she was the daughter of Eugene and Mabel (Barnett) Woods. She attended Cabot public schools. In 1937, she married Harry William Foster, who died in 1990. She had been employed at Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant. She moved to New Britain, Conn. where she was employed at the Fafnir Bearing Co., retiring in 1978 and moving to Cabot. She was a member of the United Church of Cabot. Survivors include two sons, Harry Jr. and Calvert; one daughter, Mary Shatney; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister; five step-sisters; three step-brothers; nieces and nephews.

Cross, Irene, 84, of Barre, died April 23. Born in 1915 in East Calais, she was the daughter of Daniel and Viola (Cohaskie) Guyette. She attended Berlin schools. In 1937, she married Albert Cross, who died in 1982. She worked in food services at Vermont College and was an outside homemaker in the Montpelier area. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Lynda Colbeth; two sons, Albert and Roland; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister; a brother; a half-brother; many nieces and nephews.

Austin, Rodney J., 27, of Duxbury, died April 24. Born in 1971 in Berlin, he was the son of John and Marion (Culver) Austin. He graduated from Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. He enjoyed basketball and football card collecting, birdwatching, movies, sports, playing video games and spending time with his nieces and nephews. Survivors include his parents; four sisters, Brenda Austin, Debra Richardson, Laurie Butler and Lisa Austin; four nieces and four nephews; several aunts and uncles.

Mayo, Dorothy M., 92, formerly of Montpelier, died April 23. Born in 1906 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Ellen (McCormack) Doucette. She attended St. Michael's Grade School and graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1939, she married Lucien J. Messier, who died in 1958. Her second husband, F. Francis Mayo, died in 1978. She worked at National Life Insurance and at Farm Credit Service, retiring in 1971. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in St. Johnsbury. Survivors include three step-daughters, Elaine Driscoll, Marceline Nadeau and Anne Brill; four stepsons, Frederick, John, Michael and Bernier Mayo; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Curtis, E. June, 67, formerly of Montpelier, died April 26. Born in 1931 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Leroy and Ethel (Warden) Farnham. She was educated in Montpelier schools. She was married to Phillip Curtis. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Gary and Dale; a daughter, Nancy Curtis; two brothers; five grandchildren.

Brink, Trafford F., 84, of Montpelier, died April 24. Born in 1914 in Groton, he was the son of Bernie and Annie (Carpenter) Brink. He graduated from Groton High School and later from Burlington Business College. He was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. He worked for the State of Vermont, retiring as Commissioner of Agriculture in 1989. He married the former Irene Sherry. Survivors include his wife; a son, Douglas; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother; many nieces and nephews.

Clough, Donald A., 86, of Northfield, died April 27. Born in 1913 in Calais, he was the son of George and Lilla (Stark) Clough. He worked in the Waterbury area as a dry cleaner and at full-service gasoline stations. His wife, Maude A. (Noyes) Clough, died earlier this year. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Dexter, Floyd E., 86, formerly of Barre, died April 25. Born in 1912 in Barre, he was the son of Benjamin and Irene (Bridge) Dexter. He attended schools in Topsham. In 1933, he married Bessie Minor, who died in 1995. He was a farmer and logger and later worked for the Vermont State Highway Department, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Thetford. Survivors include a son, Kenneth; five daughters, Dorothy Dyke, Leona Spooner, Phyllis Berthlaume, Lorraine Carbino and Beverly Vaughan; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother; four sisters.

Staples, Freda G., 91, of Montpelier, died April 23. Born in 1908 in West Danville, she was the daughter of Fred and Amanda (Hawkins) McCosco. She graduated from Danville High School and attended Johnson Normal School. In 1927, she married Marshall I. Staples, who died in 1995. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Helen Gomez, Martha Tanner and Kay White; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Landry, Alex B., 90, of Williamstown, died April 23. Born in 1908 in Websterville, he was the son of Bruno and Mary Louise (Campeau) Landry. He attended schools in Williamstown. He operated a farm, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Sylvester's Church in Graniteville. Survivors include two brothers, Antoine Landry and Joseph Landry; a sister, Eliza (Mrs. Charles) Chapman; nieces and nephews.

Minnich, Beverly J., 74, formerly of Montpelier and more recently of Bethesda, Md., died March 14. Born in 1925 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Mary (Macaulay) and Perley Jerd. She graduated from Montpelier High School and served in the WAVES during WWII. In 1955, she married Robert Minnich. She was a medical secretary at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Bethesda. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mary Sinker and Beth Minnich; a son, John; two grandchildren; a sister; a brother.


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