Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1999
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McLeod, James F., 53, of Barre, died April 30. Born in 1945 in Barre,
he was the son of James and Iris (Chase) McLeod. He graduated from Spaulding
High School and attended Greenfield College in Greenfield, Mass., Northeastern
University in Boston and graduated from the University of Massachusetts
Amherst with a degree in forestry. His wife, Judith Ann (Kelley) McLeod,
died in 1995. He had lived in Fryeburg, Maine and had moved to Barre in
1995. He had been employed by Allpoints as a long distance truck driver
and had worked as a forester in Maine. Survivors include a son, James;
two sisters, Elaine Wagner and Janet Santin; several nieces and nephews;
an aunt, uncle and several cousins.
LaValley, Eva M., 94, of Randolph, died April 30. Born in 1905 in Mooers Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of Henry and Emma (Longtin) Dominy. She was educated in Mooers Forks. In 1924, she married Isaac LaValley, who died in 1966. She was a former member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Mooers Forks, Sts. Donatian and Rogatian Church in Randolph and St. Matthew's Church in South Royalton. Survivors include two daughters, Irene Chase and Helena Bowen; a son, Armand; a sister; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.
Houston, Joseph W., 89, of Craftsbury, died May 2. Born in 1910 in Walden, he was the son of Joseph and Myrlie (Wilcox) Houston. He attended Walden schools and was a farmer in Walden until 1944 when he bought a farm in Craftsbury. He operated that farm until retiring in 1966. In 1936, he married Beatrice Corrow, who died in 1992. He was a member of the United Church of Craftsbury, had served on the Craftsbury Board of Selectmen and was a justice of the peace. Survivors include three daughters, Ruth (Mrs. Ronald) Curtiss, Shirley Benway and Thelma (Mrs. Richard) Bloom; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother; four sisters; a special friend; nieces and nephews.
Vaughn, Roberta B., 80, of Moretown, died May 1. Born in 1918 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of Sheridan and Mary (Maxwell) Boyce. She attended Waitsfield and Waterbury schools. In 1952, she married Francis K. Vaughn. She was employed as a housekeeper for several families in the Mad River Valley and Waterbury area. She was a member of Wesley United Church of Waterbury. Survivors include her husband; two brothers, Robert Boyce and James Boyce; nieces and nephews.
Salls, Howard H., 88, of Greensboro, died April 27. Born in 1911 in Hardwick, he was the son of Edward and Lena (Burbank) Salls. He attended Greensboro public schools. In 1935, he married Ruth Evelyn Coolbeth. He had managed dairy farms in Mass. and Greensboro and later was employed by the town of Greensboro. He was a past member and chief of Greensboro Fire Department. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Patricia Ann Hislop and Jennie Spradlin; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Doyle, Madeline M., 83, of Montpelier, died May 2. Born in 1915 in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of Levi and Mary (Belair) Martell. She graduated from Montpelier Seminary and married Robert Doyle, who died in 1988. She owned and operated Doyle's Guest House. Survivors include two sons, Michael and Richard; three grandchildren; three sisters; a brother; many nieces and nephews.
Tevyaw, Byron D., 81, of Walden, died April 30. Born in 1917 in Morristown, he was the son of John and Mary Jane (McDermott) Tevyaw. He attended Montpelier public schools. In 1971, he married Gertrude Irene George. He served in the Air Corps during WWII. He was employed as a sheet metal worker for Vermont Heat and later constructing heat duct installation for the St. Johnsbury Correctional Center. He retired in the early 1980s. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Brenda Fassett, Barbara Thurston, Anna Arnold and Mary Adams; a step-daughter, Donnia Shangraw; a son, Robert; a stepson, Duwayne Lamb; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cotnoir, Joseph, 66, of Barre, died May 2. Born in 1932 in Graniteville, he was the son of Hector and Emerentienne (Trudeau) Cotnoir. He attended Holy Ghost School and graduated from Spaulding High School. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He attended monumental drafting school and worked in the granite trade as a sandblaster until he retired. In 1954, he married Gloria M. Buick. Survivors include a daughter, Bernadette (Mrs. Dwight) Harrington; a brother; three sisters; many nieces and nephews.
Rogers, Donald R., 54, formerly of Randolph and more recently of White River Junction, died May 2. Born in 1944 in Randolph, he was the son of Donald and Evelyn (Sweeney) Rogers. He grew up in Randolph and attended schools there. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He had various jobs in the Randolph area and most recently was a taxi and limousine driver in White River Junction. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Don and Avis Rogers; a son, Kevin; a daughter, Lisa Rogers; a stepbrother; a half-brother; a half-sister; a grandson.
Donahue, William G., 84, of Websterville, died May 1. Born in 1914 in Graniteville, he was the son of Michael and (Murphy) Donahue. He attended Holy Ghost School in Graniteville and Spaulding High School. In 1943, he married Glennis M. Aldrich. He was employed as a sawyer at Waldron-Sheild Granite Co. of Barre and later at Peerless Granite Co. He retired in 1976. He had also worked at St. Sylvester Cemetery as sexton until 1984. He was a member of the St. Sylvester Church in Graniteville. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Michael, Paul, Gregory, Gary, Stephen; a daughter, Colleen Donahue; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers; two sisters; nieces and nephews.
Cota, Lyle E., 66, of Duxbury, died May 6. Born in 1932 in Fayston, he was the son of Donald and Ruth (Fuller) Cota. He graduated from Waitsfield High school and continued his education at the St. Johnsbury Trade School. He served with the Air Force during the Korean War. In 1957, he married Janet Flynn. He had worked for Mad River Glen and Sugarbush Resort and later for the Vermont State Police. He served as a liquor inspector for the Vermont State Liquor Control and worked at the Vermont State Hospital, Whitcomb Woods and for the COTS program. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Daniel and Donald; two daughters, Lisa Cota and Shelley Barrett; a sister; two brothers; seven grandchildren; aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Rattee, Evelyn M., 88, of Randolph, died May 3. Born in 1910 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Clayton and Florence (Henry) LaBelle. She was educated in Northfield schools. In 1927, she married Ernest Rattee, who died in 1970. She worked at the Salisbury Furniture Factory and Van Raalte Co., both in Randolph. Survivors include three sons, Alfred, Richard and Robert; a daughter, Shirley Rogers; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
Pelkey, Guy A., 57, of Waterbury, died May 7. Born in 1941 in Burlington, he was the son of Melvina (Lavarnway) and Romie Pelkey. He attended Waterbury schools. In 1967, he married May Ann Chamberlin. He had worked at the Talc Mine in Moretown, worked as an orderly at the Vermont State Hospital, for Farr's Tree service in Waterbury and at Berno Lumber in Duxbury. Most recently, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Dennis Marshall. Survivors include his wife; his mother; a daughter, Trisa Niven; two sons, Edward and Brian; a step-daughter, Jody Leonard; a sister; a brother; three granddaughters and a grandson; three nieces.
Thomas, Celia M., 97, of Montpelier, died May 6. Born in 1901 in East Calais, she was the daughter of Abner and Martha Mae (Ainsworth) Wilbur. She was educated in East Calais schools and graduated from Montpelier Seminary. In 1928, she married Frank Baldwin, who died in 1956. In 1960, she married Elywin Thomas, who died in 1996. She had been a school teacher in Lower Cabot, Middlesex and East Montpelier. She worked in the actuary department of National Life Insurance Co., retiring in 1963. Survivors include a nephew, Ruben Wilbur; a niece, Grace Liley.
Compo, Clarence A., 83, of Lower Graniteville, died May 4. Born in 1915 in East Barre, he was the son of William and Ida Compo. He attended Barre Town schools. In 1941, he married Arlene Payne, who died in 1980. He was employed as a hoist operator for Rock of Ages Corp., retiring in 1980. Survivors include six daughters, Sylvia Wescott, Norma Anderson, Susan Dion, Martha Longway, Gail Baker and Diana Henderson; four sons, Edward, Mark, Peter and Douglas; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews.
Cushing, Charles E., 81, of North Randolph, died May 3. Born in 1918 in South Royalton, he was the son of Edwin and Emma (Hamilton) Cushing. He was a canine handler during WWII and was a professional mason until he retired. His wife, Shirley (Hall) Cushing, predeceased him. Survivors include two daughters, Gail Meve and Kay Odom; four sisters; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson.
Johnson, Dorothy S., 84, of Craftsbury, died April 29. Born in 1914 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Herbert and Alice (Kaiser) Spaulding. she graduated from Craftsbury Academy and late from Lyndon State College. She began teaching in Craftsbury and retired from the East Albany Hillside School in 1982, as principal. In 1936, she married Donald Johnson, who died in 1991. She was a communicant at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Craftsbury. Survivors include four children, David, Douglas, Donna Long and Darlene Johnson; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
Williams, Henry James, 95, of Moretown, died May 4. Born in Moretown, he was the son of Roy and Mary Williams. He attended school at the Cox Brook School and later graduated from the eighth grade from the Gray School in Northfield. He worked at Roxbury Marble Quarries, the Woolen Mills, delivered and collected milk, drove children to school, worked on the railroad between Roxbury and Northfield, fired the steam engine, drove truck for Roy Smith and worked with the Northfield Telephone Company. In 1940, he married Margaret Luna Braman, who died in 1977. He was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church of Northfield. Survivors include two sons, Richard and Jim; one daughter, Theresa Parker; five grandchildren.
Alvarez, Narciso Vidal, 104, died May 4. Born in 1895 in Navajeda, Spain, he was the son of Silvino and Consuelo Alvarez. He was educated in Spain and came to the United States in 1910. He worked in the stone sheds and then learned the meat trade from his uncle. He later went to Hardwick and ran a meat cart from Hardwick to Greensboro. He returned to Montpelier and worked at Standish's Market and Brooks Meat and Grocery. He opened his own meat and grocery business, the Capital Market in 1928. In 1993, at the age of 98, he sold the Capital Market and retired. In 1923, he married Josephine Ghiringhelli. Survivors include his wife; his children, Raymond and Evelyn Trono; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother.
Shea, William M., 84, of Barre, died recently. Born in 1914 in Barre, he was the son of John and Margaret Ann (Murray) Shea. He attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. He worked as a sandblaster for several area granite sheds, retiring from Rouleau Granite Co. in 1979. He later worked for the Granite Bank in Barre. He was a member of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include a son, David; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews.
Jarvis, John W., 64, of Montpelier, died May 11. Born in 1934 in Chazy, N.Y., he was the son of Willis and Marion (Murray) Jarvis. He graduated from Windsor High School. In 1954, he married Patricia Romano. In 1968, he married Lucy Lawton Ladd. He served as a sergeant in the Vermont National Guard from 1957 to 1963 and worked as a master plumber for the Shepherd Corp. in White River Junction. He was also a cook for the Marriott Food Services at Norwich University, before retiring due to ill health. Survivors include two sisters, Shirley Wakefield and Lucina Rocamora; five brothers, James, Robert, Donald, Jerry and Paul; many nieces and nephews.
Morrow, James R., 46, of Barre, died May 4. Born in 1952 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of Robert and Eileen (Bickell) Morrow. He graduated from Spaulding High School and continued his education at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute receiving a BS degree in physics. He was employed with IBM in Essex Junction and more recently pursued his career with firms in Texas and Oregon. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, David; three brothers, Kim, Scott and Craig; two stepbrothers, John Reid and David Reid Jr.; three stepsisters, Betsy Reid, Sylvia Oliver and Sarah Schroeder; a former sister-in-law, Karin Morrow; a niece and three nephews.
Rich, Donald T., 63, of Montpelier, died May 13. Born in 1936, he was the son of Carmen and Yolanda (Lamberti) Rich. He worked as regional planner for the state of Vermont, most recently in the Vermont Department of Transportation. Survivors include his wife, Gail; two sons, Michael and Joseph; three grandchildren; his mother.
Grandfield, Norman S., 65, of Moretown, died May 10. Born in 1934 in Duxbury, he was the son of Meridan and Mildred (Farnsworth) Grandfield Sr. He attended Moretown schools. In 1956, he married Barbara Ferris. He worked for Ward Lumber Co. and G. T. Evans Logging Co., both in Moretown. He was later employed as caretaker for Harlow Carpenter in Warren and as a heavy equipment operator for the town of Moretown. He retired in 1996. He was a former member and past chief of Moretown Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Teresa Freeman and Jennine Poulin; four sons, Randy, Stuart, Monty and Robert; eight grandchildren; four sisters; two brothers; nieces and nephews.
Charron, Lorenzo J., 79, formerly of Barre and Northfield Falls, died April 30. Born in St. Edwidge, Quebec, he was an Army veteran of WWII. He worked in the granite industry in Barre. He and his wife, Claire, owned and operated the Falls General Store in Northfield Falls until retirement in 1983. He had been a communicant of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Geraldine McCarthy; two sons, Paul and Roger; two brothers; three sisters; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Sanborn, Eliza Jane, 95, of Barre, died May 13. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1903, she was the daughter of William and Jane Robb (Kerr) McAllen. She moved to East Barre at age three and attended East Barre schools and Spaulding High School. In 1932, she married Elwin Sanborn, who died in 1970. She had worked for many years in Barre retail stores including Puritan Clothing and the Youth Centre. She was a member of East Barre Congregational Church and the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include two sons, Mayo and Earl; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Brault, Margaret M., 83, formerly of Barre and Montpelier, died May 5. Survivors include a daughter, Maureen Foster; a son, Philip; a grandson; two granddaughters; seven brothers and sisters. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip L. Brault.
Larose, Aurele R., 70, of Montpelier, died recently. Born in 1929 in Eastman, Quebec, he was the son of Arthur and Rosanna (Gagne) Larose. He attended schools in Eastman and Sherbrooke, Quebec and moved to Mass. in 1968. In 1970, he married Marion Dennison. They moved to Montpelier, where he worked for A. G. Anderson Inc. of Waterbury. He also worked for Summit Construction and Miller Concrete Inc. He also cut and sold Christmas trees for many years. Survivors include his wife; a son, Arthur; a daughter, Barbara; four sons from a previous marriage, Normand, Gaeton, Fernand and Yvan; four sisters; many nieces and nephews.
Thompson, Eva K., 74, of Chelsea, died May 10. Born in 1924 in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Fred and Mildred (Cutler) Keyes. She attended school in Brookfield and Chelsea High School. In 1947, she married Cecil Thompson. She had been employed at HEB Manufacturing Co. in Chelsea for 26 years. Survivors include her husband; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carpenter, Richard T., 75, of Randolph, died May 11. Born in 1923 in Tunbridge, he was the son of Russell and Doris (Temple) Carpenter. He moved to Randolph and attended Temple School and Randolph Center schools. He was a lifetime farmer with his father and brother, retiring in 1978. Survivors include his cousins, Margaret Churchill and Annette Glick.
McAndrew, Lt. Irving E. "Mac", 69, formerly of Barre City, died May 19. Born in 1929 in Newton, Mass., he was the son of James and Mary (McDade) McAndrew. He attended schools in Newton and served in the Air Force. He joined the Vermont State Police in 1954, retiring in 1954 as director of Communications. In 1951, he married Vivian Bilodeau, who died in 1997. He was a communicant of St. Monica's Church in Barre. Survivors include one daughter, Judy Pluta; two sons, Gary and Thomas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Dunn, Margaret (Bagley), 77, of Upper Graniteville, died May 16. Born in 1921 in West Topsham, she was the daughter of Fred and Lena (Keys) Bagley. She attended West Topsham Elementary School and was a graduate of the former Goddard Seminary in Barre. She also graduated from Mary Fletcher Hospital School of Nursing in Burlington. She worked as a registered nurse, retiring in 1979. In 1947, she married Raymond Dunn. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Lena Foster; one son, Lawrence; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two nieces.
Powers, Walter "Walt", 58, of Hardwick, died May 21. Born in 1940 in Barre, he was the son of Vernon and Iva (Fisher) Powers. He attended Woodbury Graded School and Hardwick Academy. He had been a truck driver for Keene Brothers and Trombley & DuBois trucking companies, and a town foreman for the town of Walden. More recently he managed the Woodtec Inc. log yard in Hardwick. He married Peggy Copping. He was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include his wife; his mother; a daughter, Penny Warensford; a son, Ricky; three sisters; a brother; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Williams, Teresa A., 51, of Marshfield, died May 16. Born in 1947, she was the daughter of Casper and Lucille (Boisvert) Lyford. She graduated from Marshfield-Plainfield High School. She was a secretary for the law firm of McKee, Clewley and FitzPatrick, Washington County state's attorneys Gregory McNaughton and Terry Trono, attorney Gleb Glinka, and for Banking Insurance. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; a daughter, Lynn (Mrs. Dale) Walbridge; a son, Gregg; her parents; two sisters; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.
Day, Theodore Wesley, 69, formerly of Randolph, died May 20. Born in 1930 in Randolph, he was the son of John and Esther (Tabor) Day. He graduated from Williamstown High School and the University of Vermont. He served with the Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. In 1954, he married Mary MacAulay. He spent most of his teaching career at the Albert D. Lawton School, retiring in 1985. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Christy Day; a son, Andrew Day; his mother; two brothers; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Redlon, Stanley, 71, formerly of Tunbridge, died July 21. Born in 1927 in Tunbridge, he was the son of Dorothy Redlon. He attended Tunbridge and Strafford schools and served in the Navy during WWII. In 1946, he married Clara E. Knudsen. He drove truck, worked for Wayne Taplin in Tunbridge, Vermont Copper Mines, New Haven Water Co. in Conn. and later for several building contractors in Conn. He owned and operated the Redlon Construction Co. in Tunbridge from 1970 to 1980. He also maintained Tunbridge Video in Tunbridge. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sandra Higgins and Audrey O'Hallaran; a son, Stanley Jr.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; cousins.
Wheaton, Antonia A., 79, formerly of Barre, died April 2. Born in Barre, she was the daughter of Eduardo and Antonia (Sancibrian) Alonso. She graduated from Spaulding High School. She had lived in Vero Beach, Fla. for the past 21 years. Survivors include her husband, John Wheaton; two sons, Mark and Noel; a granddaughter; a sister.
Goulette, Frank F., 75, of Montpelier, died May 20. Born in 1923 in Barre Town, he was the son of Frank Francis and Bessie Harriet (Magoon) Goulette. He attended Washington schools. He worked in the granite industry for Jones Brothers and Twin City Custom Sandblast both of Barre and for Rock of Ages in Graniteville, retiring in 1985. He also operated Frank's Small Engine Repair after retirement. He was a member of the Resurrection Baptist Church in Montpelier. Survivors include his wife, Beverly L. (Smith) Goulette; two sons, Stephen and Kenneth; a daughter, Marla Winters; two grandchildren; two brothers; five sisters.
Gillette, Joseph W., 70, of Waterbury Center, died May 17. Born in 1928 in Colchester, he was the son of William and Cora Ann (Gillette) Gillette. He served in the Army Signal Corps and the Vermont Army National Guard. He was employed as food service manager at the Vermont State Hospital, retiring in 1990. Survivors include two sisters, Beulah (Mrs. Fred) Taylor and Shirley (Mrs. Gordon) Rochelle; nieces and nephews.
Mahoney, William J., Jr., 52, of Barre, died May 20. Born in 1946 in Scituate, Mass., he was the son of William and Shirley (Reid) Mahoney Sr. He attended Indian Head Elementary School in Pembroke, Mass. and Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston, Mass. In 1974, he married Suzan James. He had worked in construction and as a carpenter. Survivors include his wife; three sons, William III, James and Stephen; two daughters, Sarah E-J Mahoney and Tiffany; a step-daughter, Tanya-Lee James; his father; his mother; a sister; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Galli, Oscar J., 84, of Barre, died May 14. Born in 1914 in Barre, he was the son of Pompeo and Lucrezia (Dunghi) Galli. He graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Army during WWII. He was a memorial draftsman for Buttura and Sons Granite Co. He was a member of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include a brother, Mario Galli; a niece, a nephew and several cousins.