Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1996

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Marelli, George, 82, formerly of Barre, died Oct. 26 in Quincy, Mass. He was born in Union City, N.J. and was educated in Port Jefferson schools on Long Island, N.Y. He was a WWII veteran, having served with the Army. Before moving to Massachusetts, he lived and worked in Barre for 10 years. He retired in 1978 from the Metropolitan District Commission of Massachusetts. He belonged to the Fort Square Presbyterian Church in Quincy, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Laura (Molla) Marelli; several nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.
Tuller, Gordon W., 74, of Chelsea, died Oct. 29. Born in 1921 in Vershire, he was the son of Harrison and Eunice (Sargent) Tuller. He received his early education in Vershire and graduated from Chelsea High School. He helped his father on the family farm and repaired watches, clocks and radios. He later established Gordon Tuller Television Sales & Service in Vershire. He continued in this field until 1994. Survivors include his sister, Lucy Magoon; one niece and seven nephews.

Pollard, Marie Ange, 85, of Montpelier, died Oct. 27. Born in 1911 in Berlin, N.H., she was the daughter of Napoleon and Marie (Denis) Dupuis. The family moved to Hardwick, where she attended schools. In 1939, she married Nelson Pollard, who died in 1958. She was a member of St. Augustine Church. She had been employed as a chambermaid at the Montpelier Tavern and Vermont College. Survivors include two daughters, Jane Mowrey and Sallie LaBounty; three sons, John, Steven and David; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters; four brothers.

Perry, Wendell H., 73, of Cabot, died Oct. 26. Born in 1922 in Plainfield, he was the son of Leon and Beatrice (Lance) Perry. He received his education in the Cabot schools. He was a carpenter, served as town water commissioner and was village trustee. Survivors include two brothers, Robert and Willon; two sisters, Roberta Bothfeld and Leatrice Roberts; many nieces and nephews. 

Farr, Ola M., 99, of Plainfield, died Oct. 28. Born in 1897 in Calais, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lilla (Wheelock) Martin. In 1919, she married Glenn Farr, who died in 1983. She resided at Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center for the past six years. Survivors include one sister-in-law, Flossie Metcalf; and nieces and nephews. 

Barrie, Tod T., 88, of Waterbury Center, died Oct. 26. Born in 1908 in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the son of Thomas and Clara (Eccleston) Barrie. He received his education in Scotland. He was an accountant, first in Britain and later relocating to Detroit, MI. In 1942, he married Mirren Muir. They moved to Waterbury Center in 1973. His memberships included the Waterbury Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sheliah Rostow and Elspeth Larsen; two grandchildren; and a niece.

Ginard, Sarah Jane, 90, formerly of Corinth, died Oct. 26. Born in Corinth, she was the daughter of G. Burton and Catherine MacKenzie Hastings. She graduated from Bradford Academy and the former Keene (N.H.) Normal School. She obtained a bachelor of science degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a master of arts degree from Eastern Connecticut State University. In 1930, she married Dr. Karl Ginard. She taught in New Hampshire and Connecticut. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Dr. Donald Ginard and Charles Ginard; two sisters; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Frost, Eubern E., 72, of Barre, died Oct. 29. Born in 1924 in Cornish, Maine, he was the son of Herbert and Ertie (Harmon) Frost. He attended schools in Maine and New Hampshire. He served with the Army during WWII. In 1945, he married Theresa Gilbert. They came to Barre in 1946, where he worked as a mechanic at the former Rossi Service Station. He later became employed in the granite industry, first at Acme Granite Company and later at Buttura & Sons Granite. He then worked at Cetrangolo Finishing Works in Northfield,. He was affiliated with Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include his former wife; three sons, Eubern Jr., Norma and Alan; two daughters, Beverly Chamberlain and Barbara Pennell; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; seven siblings.

Niebling, John J., 86, of East Randolph, died Nov. 3. Born in 1910 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Valentine and Katherine Niebling. He was educated in Brooklyn schools. In 1940, he married Dorothy Townsley and they moved to Randolph in 1946. In 1975, he retired from John Hancock Insurance Agency as an agent. He was a member of Sts. Donatian and Rogatian Church. Survivors include his wife; his son, Robert; three grandchildren.
Thow, Mary T., 83, of Barre, died Nov. 1. Born in 1913 in Barre, she was the daughter of James and Belle (Donaldson) Tassie. She attended elementary schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. She attended American International College in Springfield, Mass. She was employed as a secretary, retiring in 1975. In 1934, she married Gordon Thomson Thow, who died in 1995. She was a member of the Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Holly (Mrs. Stephen) Russell; her son, Gordon J.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Menard, Charles H., 91, of Barre died Nov. 2. Born in 1905 in Sebrevois, Quebec, he was the son of Henri and Emelia Menard. He attended schools in Canada. In 1927, he came to Barre and was first employed by the Central Vermont Railroad. He later worked as a granite cutter, retiring in 1970. In 1941, he married Eileen Kelliber, who died in 1971. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include two sons, Delano Menard and Charles Menard Jr.; a stepson, Norman Bacon; one daughter, Dianne Menard; one stepdaughter, Betsey Ann Fugere; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; nieces and nephews.

Gray, Ruby L., 90, of Randolph, died Nov. 3. Born in 1906 in Brookfield, she was the daughter of Earl and Avis (Fullam) Blanchard. She was educated in East Braintree. In 1924, she married John Gray, who died in January of this year. They farmed in Brookfield and moved to Randolph in 1984. They also cared for foster children and she worked as a domestic. She attended the East Braintree Church. Survivors include two sons, Sheldon and Raymond; one daughter, Joyce Sheehan; two sisters; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Calligaris, Alfred, 87, of Randolph, died Nov. 5. Born in 1909 in Italy, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugeno Calligaris. He immigrated to Canada and then to New York state. Survivors include his wife, Mary (Manzella) Calligaris; a son, Eugene; a daughter, Enis Devito; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. 

Lafley, Jennie M., 100, of Northfield, died Nov. 6. Born in 1895 in Scotia, N.Y., she was the daughter of Alfred and Mary (Blow) Duprey. She attended schools in Berlin. In 1914, she married Henry Lafley, who died in 1955. She worked at Vermont Hoisery & Machinery Company and Naden's Stocking Mill, retiring in 1962. She was a member of St. John The Evangelist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Brooks; two sisters, Maron Koering and Gladys Jennett; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Scoville, Sherwood, 59, of North Calais, died Nov. 6. Born in 1937 in Terryville, Conn., he was the son of Earl and May (Herberle) Scoville. He graduated from high school in Terryville and served with the Air Force. He was a self-employed craftsman of furniture and cabinetry. In 1955, he married Anita Painter, who died in 1978. In 1983, he married Katharine Avery. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Elizabeth Scoville-Kappel, Robin Scoville-Longo and Tamah Scoville; two sons, Stafford and Sterling; four grandchildren; three brothers; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Fisher, Tisbe A., 84, of Barre, died Nov. 2. Born in 1912 in Barre, she was the daughter of Gaetano and Giuseppina (Comolli) Zorzi. She received her early education in Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1931, she married Philip Fisher. She spent her life as a homemaker and a seamstress and was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her daughters, Beverlee Lawson and Joyce Dean; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter; two great-grandsons; one sister; nieces and nephews.

LeFebvre, Joshua P., 13, of Northfield, died Nov. 3. Born in 1983 in Bradenton, Fla., he was the son of Douglas and Shelley (Collette) LeFebvre. He attended schools in Northfield. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Sorrell Maynard Post 63 of Northfield and was active in school team sports. Survivors include his father, Douglas; his mother Shelley Brooks and stepfather, Barry Brooks; a half-brother, Daniel Brooks; four step-brothers, Jonathan, Eric, Barry and Michael Brooks; his paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Wendell and Esther LeFebvre; his paternal grandmother, Rachel LeFebvre; his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Patricia and Edward Legier; his maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Rowland and Judy Collette; his maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Hedges; many aunts and uncles.

Aimi, Dr. Dante, 90, of Barre, died Nov. 1. Born in 1906 in Barre, he was the son of Alfredo and Luigia (Bianchi) Aimi. He attended Barre City schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He graduated from Northfield University. Following graduation he taught mathematics and coached the football team at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. He graduated from McGill University Dental School in 1936 and soon after opened his dental practice in Barre, retiring in 1982. In 1938, he married Hilda Hurley, who died in 1986. He was affiliated with the Hedding United Church. Survivors include one son, William; one daughter, Valerie Aimi Boyce; four grandchildren; three nieces and three nephews. 

Thompson, Herbert D., 86, formerly of Cabot, died Oct. 31. Born in 1910 in Ekalaka, MN, he was the son of Frank and Margaret (McCarty) Thompson. He received his early education in Plainfield and graduated from the former Plainfield High School. In 1929 he married Grace Corson. In 1948, he married Clytie Irene Colombo, who died in 1995. He drove a granite truck before entering the Army in 1943. After discharge, he returned to Vermont where he farmed for 10 years. He and his wife moved to Florida where he was employed at Lykas Pasco Packing Company, retiring in 1975. Survivors include his daughter, Janet Hobbs; one grandson; three great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; several nieces and nephews.

Jacobs, Baynard G., 60, of Washington, died Nov. 1. Born in 1936 in Barre, he was the son of Baynard and Isola (Roy) Jacobs. He attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. He was first employed at the former Barre City Hospital, served with the Navy and was a member of the Naval Reserves and was then employed as a truck driver for H.P. Welch Trucking. He also owned and operated an auto body repair shop in Washington. He later worked as a cook for the Barre City school system and at the Barre Lodge of Elks. In 1957, he married Virginia Corey. Survivors include his wife; his mother; three sons, Joseph, Mate and Michael; one daughter, Maralyn Huntington; 10 grandchildren; two brothers; one sister; nieces and nephews. 

Lantz, Harry E., 67, of Montpelier, died Oct. 30. Born in 1929 in Bethlehem, Pa., he was the son of Edward and Adelia (Boyer) Lantz. He was educated in Allentown (Pa.) schools and Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburg, Pa. He was a bank examiner and a securities administrator, retiring from the Securities Division of the Vermont Department of Banking and Insurance. After retirement, he worked at Sugarbush Ski Area and Sugarbush golf course. He had been a member of the Army Air Force. Survivors include his sister, Jacqueline Milander; his companion, Anita Rye; nieces and nephews. 

Holmquest, Arthur J., 84, of Adamant, died Nov. 2. Born in 1912 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Herman and Violet (Barzalay) Holmquest. His wife, Rita Tappe Holmquest, died in 1986. Survivors include his son, Ronald; two grandchildren.

Fulton, Harriet M., 100, of Montpelier, died Nov. 1. Born in 1895 in Gilead, Conn., she was the daughter of Henry Bailey Mason and Hattie Maria (Holden) Mason. She received her education in Harvard, Mass. and Winchester, Mass., graduating from Wheaton College and receiving a master of arts degree from Middlebury College. In 1935, she married Arthur Fulton. She taught high school in Edgartown, Whitman and Wakefield, Mass. and moved to Montpelier after her husband's death in 1972. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ in Montpelier. Survivors include her niece, Marjorie Lawson; a nephew, Henry Mason III; five nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and great-nephews.

Braman, Lorraine A., 67, formerly of Chelsea and Barre, died Oct. 31. Born in 1929 in Hudson, Mass., she was the daughter of Louis and Beatrice (Burgoine) Fontaine. In 1980, she married Anthony Braman. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Johnsonburg, Pa. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Richard Scribner and John Scribner. 

Woodruff, Frank E., Sr., 80, of Greensboro, died Nov. 7. Born in 1916 in Barre, he was the son of Dr. John and Marion (Ewen) Woodruff. He attended Barre schools, graduating from Spaulding High School. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and from the University of Vermont College of Medi-cine. He served in the Army and in 1945, married Evelyn MacDonald. He began his medical practice in Barre in 1959 and later joined a medical partnership with the late Dr. George Lucchina and Dr. Bruce Talmadge, with offices in Berlin. He left the practice in 1980, when he left to serve as a physician in the emergency room at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin, retiring in 1985. He and his wife had made their home in Greensboro Village since 1980. He was a supporter of St. Monica Church. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Dr. Stephen Woodruff; Frank Jr., Richard, David and Paul; four daughters, Mary Woodruff, Jane Woodruff, Anne Woodruff, Sarah Ford; a brother; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

McDonald, Olive Ann, 89, of South Royalton, died Nov. 13. Born in 1907 in Thetford Hill, she was the daughter of Herbert and Abbie (Church) Chamberlin. She attended schools in Thetford and Fairlee and graduated from Montpelier Seminary. She was a secretary and later a bookkeeper. In 1928, she married Cedric McDonald. They owned and operated two dairy farms in Sharon. Mr. McDonald died in 1967 and she moved to South Royalton. She was a member of the Post Mills Congregational Church and was active in the Sharon Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Douglas McDonald; a daughter, Phyllis Potter; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Carpenter, Hugh W., 83, of Waitsfield, died Nov. 9. Born in 1913 in Waitsfield, he was the son of Hugh and Mabel (Folsom) Carpenter. He was educated in Moretown and Waitsfield schools. He worked on the family farm and at Bowen Hunter Bobbin Mill. He was a member of the Moretown United Methodist Church. Survivors include his sister, Lettie Conrad; his brother, George; several nieces and nephews. 

Perry, Mary M., 95, of Randolph, died Nov. 15. Born in 1901 in Salem, Mass., she was the daughter of Bernard and Ann (Bartley) MacDonald. She attended schools in Massachusetts and graduated from Boston University. In 1924, she married Jeremiah Perry. They farmed in Woodstock until his death in 1941. She taught schools in New York and in South Royalton and Randolph, retiring in 1969. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Randolph. Survivors include a son, Roger; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

Button, Walter F., 86, of Chelsea, died Nov. 11. Born in 1910, he was the son of Charles and Grace (Colby) Button. He attended Chelsea schools and spent his working years in dairy farming, the grain business and Button's Store in Chelsea. He was a supporter of the West Hill Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; three sons, David, Raymond and Kenneth; two daughter, Lois Mason and Catherine Button; six grandchildren; two brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Stowe, Margie Sue, 53, of Waterbury, died Nov. 13. Born in 1943 in Hammond, IN, she was the daughter of Anderson and Ruby (Havill) Payton. She attended schools in Tennessee and Louisiana, graduating from the Adult Education Program at Middlebury High School. She was employed as a beautician and a pipefitter and owned a housecleaning business. In 1965, she married Earle Stowe. She was a member of the Montpelier Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include her husband; a son, Earle (Rick) Stowe II; two daughters, Theresa Robin Stowe and Jamie Magee; two grandchildren; four brothers. 

Latimer, Reginald A., 40, of Barre, died Nov. 11. Born in 1956 in St. Albans, he was the son of Raymond and Marie (Deuso) Latimer. He was employed by Arthur Whitcomb at Tilcon and Twin City Masonry. Survivors include his wife, Colleen (Coburn) Latimer; his son, Ryan; his parents; one brother; three sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Walbridge, Pauline L., 64, of Barre, died Nov. 11. Born in 1932 in Barre, she was the daughter of Louis and Orphise (Inkel) Hotte. She attended St. Monica School and graduated from Spaulding High School and Becker Junior College in Worcester, Mass. She was employed as an airline stewardess, returning to Barre in 1956. In 1957, she married Winton Walbridge. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; her daughter, Gail Walbridge; two sons, Brian and Kevin; six grandchildren; one brother; nieces and nephews. 

Tullar, Margaret E., 61, of Northfield, died Nov. 8. Born in 1935 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Harold and Rose (Amell) Duprey. She attended Northfield schools. Her husband Arnold Tullar, died in 1987. Survivors include four brothers, Charles, Roland, Robert and Ralph Duprey; several nieces and nephews.

Donahue, Pearl R., 102, of Montpelier, died Nov. 12. Born in 1894 in Burke, she was the daughter of Harriet Kenison and Frank Smith. She attended schools in Burke and St. Johnsbury Academy and Lyndon Teachers College. She taught school in Burke. In 1916, she married Dale Donahue. They moved to Montpelier where she was employed by the Vermont Highway Department. She also operated a small needlework business and later worked in the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Montpelier. Sur-vivors include her daughter, Patricia Seivwright; a grandson; three great-grandchildren.

Cady, Albert E., 74, of Groton, died Nov. 8. Born in 1922 in Dorchester, Mass., he was the son of Harold and Margaret (Huggans) Cady. He graduated from Woburn (Mass.) High School. He served with the Marine Corps during WWII. He was a supervisor for New England Telephone in Mass. and moved to Groton following retirement in 1972. Survivors include his son, Harold; four daughters, Ellen Mills, Martha Aries, Anne Lyon and Pamela Sieracki; eight grandchildren; one sister; his companion, Marilyn Hatch Ruiter; his former wife Mary Cady. 

Bean, Ethel G., 92, of Barre, died Nov. 13. Born in 1904 in East Barre, she was the daughter of Grant and Nora (Rhodes) Sargent. She attended schools in East Barre. In 1923, she married Paul Hebert, who is deceased. In 1948, she married Fred Bean, who died in 1973. Survivors include two daughters, Alberta (Mrs. Leroy) Shepard and Lydia (Mrs. Frank) Leavitt; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother.

Harley, Mary C., 97, formerly of Randolph and Northfield, died Nov. 13. Born in 1898 in Mooers Forks, N.Y., she was the daughter of Joseph and Exildau (Gadway) Brassard. She was raised in Randolph and Northfield and lived in Claremont, where she was a communicant of St. Mary Church. She moved to Connecticut in 1961. Her husband, Levi Harley, died in 1976. Survivors include her daughter, Shirley (Mrs. Donald) Clarke; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; four brothers; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Averill, Sandra Lee (Lyons), 43, formerly of Barre, died Nov. 11. Born in 1952 in Barre, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Delores (Archambault) Lyons. She received her early education in Orange Center and graduated from Spaulding High School. She worked for New Hampshire Insurance Company. In 1977, she married Robbie Averill. They moved to Florida where she was employed by the General Sand Gravel Company. They then moved to Normandy, TN, where she was employed at the J.C. Penney Store. Survivors include her husband; her parents; four brothers, Clarence, Donald, Raymond and Robert Lyons; two sisters, Diane MacKenzie and Rosalyn Ryan; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and one great-nephew.

Sheard, Franklin O., 71, of Brookfield, died Nov. 12. Born in 1925 in St. Marc, Haiti, he was the son of Col. Walter and Marie (Byl) Sheard. He attended schools in Freeport, N.Y., graduated from Freeport High School and served with the Marine Corps during WWII. He continued his education at Mohawk College in Utica, N.Y. and received his bachelor of arts degree from Brown University. Later earning his masters from New Paltz State University and Columbia University, both in New York. In 1951, he married Anita Bernagozzi. He was a special education teacher in New York, retiring in 1980 and moving to Brookfield. He was a member of Sts. Donatian and Rogatian Church in Randolph. Survivors include his wife; one son, Dr. Timothy Sheard; two daughters, Gwenn Colston and Meryl Sheard; five grandchildren; four brothers; four sisters.


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