Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1999

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Clifford, Vernita B., 86, of Randolph Center, died Oct. 13. Born in 1913 in Chicopee Falls, Mass., she was the daughter of Wesley and Myrtle (Wing) Parady. She attended Springfield High School in Mass. In 1934, she married Frank Clifford Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of So. Royalton. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Frank Jr. and Ralph; five daughters, Dorothy Goodall, Marilyn Alden, Vernita Barone, Valorie Clifford and Faith Tilbrook; a brother; 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Flint, Richard A., 67, of Brookfield, died Oct. 9. Born in 1932 in Albany, N.Y., he was the son of Arden and Elinor (White) Flint Jr. He attended New York schools. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a salesman for Rushmore and Webber of Loudenville, N.Y. After retirement he operated Flint's Answering Service in Rutland and was a volunteer at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. In 1990, he married Diane McGowan. Survivors include his wife; four step-sons, Robert Monsees, John Monsees, Steven Monsees and Peter Monsees; several grandchildren.

Bellavance, Arthur, 74, of Hardwick, died Oct. 8. Born in 1925 in Walden, he was the son of Aimee and Beatrice (Godbout) Bellavance. He was affiliated with Bellavance Trucking Co. of Barre. He was a communicant of St. Norbert's Church in Hardwick. His wife, Dorcas predeceased him. Survivors include a daughter, Paulette Molleur; three sons, Mark, Conrad and Tom; four brothers; four sisters; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Bordeaux, Arnold Edward, 66, formerly of Waterbury, died Oct. 4. Born in 1933 in Waterbury, he was the son of Emile and Ethel (Sweeney) Bordeaux. He served in the Air Force, retiring in 1971. He worked at the Rapid City (S.D.) Police Department from 1971 until 1979. In 1954, he married Lois E. Demo. Survivors include his wife; six daughters, Eileen Rivers, Tiny Peer, Teresa Taylor, Susan Eaton, JaneBeth Dare and Kimberly Fleming; four sisters; one brother; 27 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Comstock, Bertha A., 84, of Barre, died Oct. 10. Born in 1915 in South Barre, she was the daughter of Ellson and Diana (Anger) Spencer. In 1930, she married Walter M. Comstock, who died in 1965. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Leon Comstock Sr.; a daughter, Shirley Baker; a sister; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Burnham, Sandra J., 47, formerly of Barre, died Oct. 11. Born in 1952 in Barre, she was the daughter of Herbert and Dorothy (McDonald) Ziter. She graduated from Lyndon Institute. In 1975, she married Douglas Burnham. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Tyler and Toby; three stepchildren; her father; a brother; a sister.

Haggett, Frank E., Sr., 69, of Worcester, died recently. He was born in Montpelier the son of Clifton and Alice (Leno) Haggett. He graduated from Montpelier High School and in 1949, married Mary Curtis. He served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was a self-employed carpenter most of his life and had been co-owner of B&H Builders and later Washington County Builders, retiring from Arbor Associates in 1999. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Nelson and Phoebe Beauregard; three sons, Frank Jr., Eric and Jonathan; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews.

Gibson, Robert Hadley, of Montpelier, died Oct. 9. Born in 1931 in Brattleboro, he was the son of Gov. Ernest W. Gibson and Dorothy (Switzer) Gibson. He was educated in Brattleboro public schools, Amherst College and Michigan Law School. He served four years in the Navy. He was first married to Frances Stott and later he married Kathryn (Fitzgerald) Anderson. He practiced law in Brattleboro until moving to Montpelier in 1974. He was active in politics and in 1967 was elected Secretary of the Vermont Senate, holding that post until his death. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; one daughter, Laura Gibson; two brothers; one sister; three grandchildren.

Wilder, Walter C., 82, of Worcester, died Oct. 15. Born in 1917 in Wallingford, he was the son of William and Olivia (Richardson) Wilder. He was educated in Calais schools. In 1939, he married Lila Avery. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a retired truck driver for Granite Center Delivery and a self-employed woodcutter. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Bador and Janet Pollard; a son, Wayne; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Saia, Boynton R. Jr., 43, of East Montpelier, died Oct. 8. Born in 1955 in Lebanon, N.H., he was the son of Boynton R. and Frances (Keating) Saia Sr. He graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked as a pest control technician and supervisor for Kayal Services in East Montpelier. In 1979, he married Melinda Welch. Survivors include his mother; his wife; two daughters, Megan and Melanie; a sister; two brothers.

Purinton, Catherine, 95, of Bethel, died Oct. 14. Born in 1904 in Littleton, N.H., she was the daughter of Charles Edward and Hannah (Bean) Kelley. She was educated in Bethel Lympus and New Hampshire schools. In 1921, she married Clifford Plummer, who died in 1936. In 1937, she married Luther Purinton, who died in 1995. She was a housekeeper in the Bethel area and rented rooms to borders for several years. Survivors include four sons, Lawrence, Linley, Louis and Ransom; three daughters, Louise LaBonte, Ruth Ann Houle and Edith Therrien; a sister; 38 grandchildren; 98 great-grandchildren; 40 great-great-grandchildren; several great-great-great-grandchildren.

Parker, William J., 40, of Waterbury, died Oct. 14. Born in 1959 in Burlington, he was the son of Charles and Helen (Averill) Parker. He graduated from Stowe High School and the Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1995, he married Allyson Harwood. He worked for Capital City Press until 1994 when he and his brother, James, bought Angeleno's Pizza. They operated that business until 1998. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Megan Parker; two sons, Ben and Sam; his parents; three brothers.

McGuire, Therese B., 63, of Duxbury, died Oct. 13. Born in 1935, she was the daughter of Alfred and Emma (Houle) Lamore. In 1958, she married Fredrick McGuire. She retired from Ben & Jerry's Homemade and was employed by the Essex School District for many years. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Fredrick Jr., Richard and Michael; one daughter, Deborah McGuire; 15 grandchildren; seven brothers; three sisters.

Pinard, Robert D., 73, of Northfield, died Oct. 2. He was born in 1926 in Claremont, N.H. He was a self-employed cobbler at Norwich University and later worked as a self-employed carpenter. He served in the Navy during WWII. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; four sons, Stephen, Stuart, Scott and Glenn; seven daughters, Claudia Lewis, Sandra Hutchinson, Sheryl Dolphin, AnnMarie Starrett, Susan Thurber, Shawna Wiggett and Linda Parker; his mother; two brothers; five sisters; 31 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Boutilier, Ronald W., 65, of Waterbury, died Oct. 12. He was born in Burlington in 1934. He was a laborer at the state hospital in Waterbury and had served in the Army. Survivors include two sisters, Mary Rhodes and Nancy Costello.

Downing, Byron R., 64, of Chelsea, died Oct. 10. Born in 1934 in Barre, he was the son of Byron and Lillian (Carnes) Downing. In 1961, he married Alice Coburn. He worked at Remington Rand, Dick Kennedy Mill, Bowen Hunter Mill and woolen mills in Enfield, Northfield and East Montpelier. He also worked at Lane Construction Co. and Weyerhaeuser in Royalton and was a carpenter for Bruce White and Branchwood sawmills, both in Randolph. He served in the Army. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Wanda Jackson and Amy Kerr; a brother; two sisters; four grandchildren.

Unger, Richard A., 49, of Burlington, died Oct. 12. Born in 1950 in New York City, he was the son of Lee and Frieda (Levine) Unger. He graduated from Cornell University and Columbia Law School. He had been in private practice in Montpelier since 1981. In 1991, he married Helaine Leibowitz. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Ilana Unger; his parents; a brother; two stepchildren, Adina Graman and Noah Graman.

Gallison, Linda D., 52, of Woodbury, died Oct. 12. Born in 1946 in Concord, Mass., she was the daughter of Bernard and Alice (Puffer) King. She graduated from Hardwick and in 1966, married Lynn Wheeler Gallison. She had been employed as a secretary for Green Mountain Power, St. Johnsbury Trucking and Wilson and White Law Firm, more recently at William Sholdice and Associates. She was a member of the Woodbury Calais Congregational Church. Survivors include her husband; a son, Don; a daughter, Annette Thompson; her mother; three grandchildren; a brother; three sisters.

Martineau, Elphege, of Barre Town died Oct. 10. Born in 1939 in Barre, he was the son of Egide and Germaine Martineau. He attended Spaulding High School and later to auctioneering school. He served in South Korea with the Army, 101st Airborne Division. In 1972, he married Betty White. He worked as a cattle dealer and raised farm animals. Survivors include his wife; two step-children, Jay Cochran and Cindy Harris; a sister; a brother; many nieces and nephews; a great-niece and several great-nephews.

Parker, Henry W., Jr., 60, of East Montpelier, died Oct. 8. Born in 1939 in Montpelier, he was the son of Henry and Edith (Fair) Parker Sr. He graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1963, he married Theresa Williams. He worked at Green Mountain Power, retiring in August. He was a member of the Vermont National Guard. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Brett and Brian; a daughter, Emily Parker; his mother; his sister.

Gobbi, Severino, 86, of Montpelier, died Oct. 10. Born in 1912 in Switzerland, he was the son of Amelcare and Angelina (Santini) Gobbi. He attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. In 1943, he married Viola Pecor, who died in 1989. He was a manager of the Garden Restaurant in Montpelier in the early 1930s and served as a call fire fighter with the Montpelier Fire Department. He was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Gobbi; three sisters. 
 

Gallison, Linda D., 52, of Woodbury, died Oct. 12. Born in 1946 in Concord, Mass., she was the daughter of Bernard and Alice (Puffer) King. She graduated from Hardwick and in 1966, married Lynn Wheeler Gallison. She had been employed as a secretary for Green Mountain Power, St. Johnsbury Trucking and Wilson and White Law Firm, more recently at William Sholdice and Associates. She was a member of the Woodbury Calais Congregational Church. Survivors include her husband; a son, Don; a daughter, Annette Thompson; her mother; three grandchildren; a brother; three sisters.

Martineau, Elphege, of Barre Town died Oct. 10. Born in 1939 in Barre, he was the son of Egide and Germaine Martineau. He attended Spaulding High School and later to auctioneering school. He served in South Korea with the Army, 101st Airborne Division. In 1972, he married Betty White. He worked as a cattle dealer and raised farm animals. Survivors include his wife; two step-children, Jay Cochran and Cindy Harris; a sister; a brother; many nieces and nephews; a great-niece and several great-nephews.

Parker, Henry W., Jr., 60, of East Montpelier, died Oct. 8. Born in 1939 in Montpelier, he was the son of Henry and Edith (Fair) Parker Sr. He graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1963, he married Theresa Williams. He worked at Green Mountain Power, retiring in August. He was a member of the Vermont National Guard. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Brett and Brian; a daughter, Emily Parker; his mother; his sister.

Gobbi, Severino, 86, of Montpelier, died Oct. 10. Born in 1912 in Switzerland, he was the son of Amelcare and Angelina (Santini) Gobbi. He attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. In 1943, he married Viola Pecor, who died in 1989. He was a manager of the Garden Restaurant in Montpelier in the early 1930s and served as a call fire fighter with the Montpelier Fire Department. He was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Gobbi; three sisters.

Colton, Thomas M., 83, formerly of Montpelier, died Oct. 15. Born in Montpelier, he graduated from Montpelier High School and from Amherst College. He worked in radio stations in Vermont, Florida and Mass. He served in the Army during WWII. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Colton; two daughters, Jane George and Anne Wing; three sisters; one brother; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Hale, Doris Whitney, 93, of Montpelier, died Oct. 17. Born in 1906 in St. Johnsbury Center, she was the daughter of Charles and Nellie Ayer Whitney. She graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy and Linden Normal School. She taught in Waterford, East Barnet, Barton and Montpelier, retiring in 1961. In 1957, she married Robert Hale, who predeceased her. Survivors include Harold Whitney, Mrs. Judson Smith and Mrs. Edward Sawyer; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

Cilley, Ernest James, 72, of Groton, died Oct. 17. He was born in 1926 in Barre. In 1947, he married Carrie Jones. He was employed by Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, retiring in 1989. He served in the Navy during WWII. Survivors include a son, Jim; two daughters, Colleen Darling and Carrielee Perez; seven grandsons; five great-grandsons.

Russ, Nettie P., 92, of Wolcott, died Oct. 18. Born in 1907 in Littleton, N.H., she was the daughter of Moodie and Letitia (Lynds) Belknap. She attended Barton, Greensboro and Charleston public schools. In 1945, she married Fred A. Russ, who died in 1974. She had been employed at Hardwick Knitwear and Ryegate Paper Mill. She helped her husband on the family farm until it was sold in 1967. She was a member of the North Wolcott Methodist Church and affiliated with Wolcott Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Russ; a sister, Blue Draper.

Bristol, James A., 51, of Barre, died Oct. 18. Born in 1946 in New Haven, he was the son of Roger and Anna (Burgey) Bristol Sr. He served in the Army during the Vietnam war. He worked with Allied Van Lines and more recently with Willies Vending Service. Survivors include a daughter, Carrie Rhoades; a son, James Jr.; three grandsons; his mother; three brothers; three sisters.

Burstein, Bessie L., 93, of Randolph, died Oct. 19. Born in Waverly, Tenn., she was the daughter of Samuel and Sally Ann (Matthews) Phillips. She was educated in Waverly schools and attended nurses training in Nashville, Tenn. Her husband, Henry Burstein, died in 1961. She was a buyer for several department stores and from the mid-1960s until 1995, she was a real estate agent. She moved to Vermont in 1996. Survivors include a son, Richard; a brother, George Phillips; two grandsons.

Maroni, Alice V., 90, formerly of Montpelier, died Oct. 15. Born in 1909 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Enrico and Ersilia (Frattini) Maroni. She attended Montpelier schools and graduated from Montpelier High School. She worked as a secretary until retirement in 1974. Her memberships included St. Augustine's Church. Survivors include one brother, Leo Maroni; four nieces, Dolores (Mrs. Leon) Induni, Gail Engle, Pam Ruggles and Virginia (Mrs. Douglas) Jones; two nephews, Donald Kane and Russell Maroni; 14 grand nieces and nephews; six great-grand nieces and nephews.

York, Harold A. Sr., 83, formerly of Barre, died March 13. Born in 1916 in Barre, he was the son of Earl and Katie (Dailey) York. He attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. He worked for Smith, Whitcomb and Cook Co. in Barre and later for Bates and Murray Electrical Contractors, retiring in 1985. He was first married to Pauline Spreadbury, who predeceased him. In 1975, he married Fernande Beaudet. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Ronda Rexford; two sons, Harold Jr. and Ronald; three step-sons, Michael Beaudet, Roger Beaudet and Gary Beaudet; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

Andrews, Norma Ellen, 86, formerly of South Woodbury, died Oct. 18. Born in 1912 in Woodbury, she was the daughter of Walter and Modella (Boyce) Davis. She graduated from Woodbury High School. In 1939, she married Gerald Earl Andrews, who died in 1985. She and her husband owned and operated the Andrews family farm in South Woodbury. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Woodbury. Survivors include five nephews and two nieces.

Charron, Roger R., 52, formerly of Barre, died Oct. 10. Born in 1947 in Lowell, Mass., he was the son of Lorenzo and Claire (LaRochelle) Charron. He graduated from Marian High School in Barre and attended Boston College, later graduating from the Center for Parish Ministry. In 1968, he married Cynthia Gibbs. He had worked for Ahrens Chimney Technique of Sioux Falls, S.D. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Michelle Abbott; a son, Eric; four grandchildren; his mother; a sister; one brother.

Jarvis, Mary (Gingras), 83, of Barre Town, died Oct. 17. Born in 1916 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Louis and Obeline (Letourneau) Gingras. She graduated from St. Michael's High School and in 1936, married Clifford R. Jarvis. She and her husband were co-owners of the Jarvis Bake Shop until retirement in 1974. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Elizabeth Severance, Celia Wilkin and Jane Mitchell; one son, Thomas; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Lingelbach, William E., III, 64, of Craftsbury, died Oct. 15. Born in 1934 in Philadelphia, Pa., he attended Harvard University and received a master's degree in divinity and social work from the Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. He taught at Milton Academy in Milton, Mass., Dartmouth College and Thetford Elementary School. He was a pastor for the Northeast Association of the United Church of Christ and psychotherapist in the Craftsbury area. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline (Griswold) Lingelbach; his father and stepmother, William and Alice Lingelbach; three sons, John, Lee and Bruce; a daughter, Caroline Lingelbach; a brother; a sister; seven grandchildren.

Evans, Mary Ann (Loeber), 83, of Northfield, died Oct. 14. Born in 1916 in New York City, she was the daughter of Justin and Mary (Deuel) Loeber. She attended the schools of White Plains, N.Y., graduating from White Plains High School. In 1939, she married John T. Evans Jr. She had worked in the Office of Public Relations at the Drew Theological Seminary, where her husband studied for his Divinity Degree. She was employed at Morse's Department Store prior to its closing. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Priscilla Addis, Nancy Shiok and Gwendolyn Nyden; two sons, Peter and David; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother.

Gonyaw, Roger W., 65, formerly of Stannard, died Oct. 17. Born in 1934 in Stannard, he was the son of Adolphus and Gertrude (Colba) Gonyaw. He was a self-employed logger in Connecticut before moving to Vermont in 1983. Survivors include one daughter, Jean Sutton; two brothers; three sisters.

Ambrosini, Fosco, 91, from Greensboro and formerly from Hardwick, died Oct. 20. Born in 1908 in Hardwick, he was the son of Mario and Antonietta (Bardelli) Ambrosini. He graduated from Hardwick Academy and attended the University of Vermont and graduated from the Bentley School of Accounting in Boston. In 1936, he married Helen Love Ramage. They lived in Hardwick moving to Greensboro in the late 1970s. He was employed by his father at the MG. Ambrosini and Co. granite business and later as accountant at Jones and Lamson Machine Co. Inc., Glen Slayton Lumber Co., Anair Granite Co. and Vermont Salvage Co. From 1967 until retirement in 1975, he was employed by the Village of Hardwick as accountant for the electric, water, sewer and general departments. Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joy, Sandra I., 64, of East Montpelier, died Oct. 18. Born in 1935 in Middlebury, she was the daughter of Leslie and Dorothy Guy. She attended Middlebury High School and Becker College in Worcester, Mass. She received a paralegal degree from Woodbury College. In 1960, she married William G. Joy. She had been a medical secretary at Mary Fletcher Hospital, worked at the probate court in Montpelier, Ryan and Ryan Attorneys at Law, Rice and Knosher Attorneys at Law and for the Public Service Board, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montpelier. Survivors include two sons, Mark and Mathew; her longtime companion, Ken Moulton; a brother; a foster brother.

Marceau, Beatrice Eurbin, 86, Barre City, died Oct. 19. Born in 1913 in Altona, N.Y., she was the daughter of Noah and Annie (Duquette) Eurbin. She attended schools in Northfield. In 1929, she married William J. Marceau, who died in 1989. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Monica Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Demers and Mrs. Lorraine Rancourt; a son, Roger; two sisters; one brother; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Palmer, Dorothy, 96, of Berlin, died Oct. 15. Born in 1903 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Robert and Martha (Farmer) Simonds Sr. She attended schools in St. Johnsbury, Montpelier and Gardner, Mass. and graduated from Middlebury College. He husband, Eber Huntley Palmer, died in 1984. She was a history teacher in Montpelier schools and Attleboro High School in Attleboro, Mass., retiring in 1959. She was a member of Christ Church in Montpelier. Survivors include a niece, Kathryn Ballentine; a nephew, John Simonds. 

Palmer, Dorothy, 96, of Berlin, died Oct. 15. Born in 1903 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Robert and Martha (Farmer) Simonds Sr. She attended schools in St. Johnsbury, Montpelier and Gardner, Mass. and graduated from Middlebury College. He husband, Eber Huntley Palmer, died in 1984. She was a history teacher in Montpelier schools and Attleboro High School in Attleboro, Mass., retiring in 1959. She was a member of Christ Church in Montpelier. Survivors include a niece, Kathryn Ballentine; a nephew, John Simonds.

LaMoy, Hazel M., 83, formerly of Barre died Oct. 23. Born in 1916 in Barre, she was the daughter of Peter and Amanda (Isabelle) Chamberland. She graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1940, she married Edward LaMoy, who died in 1998. She was a member of the St. Louis Church in Highgate Center. Survivors include four sons, Michael, Edward, John and James; three daughters, Kathleen Mauer, Jeanne Hullett and Mary LaMoy; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister.

Nichols, Winfred D., 80, of Chelsea, died Oct. 28. Born in 1919 in Montpelier, he was the son of George and Grace (Clough) Nichols. He attended schools in Washington and graduated from Chelsea High School. He served in the Army during WWII and worked for the Wahl Construction Company in Barre, and logged for the Bowen Hunter Bobbin Company and Archie Kingsbury. Survivors include a brother, Ernest Nichols; two sisters, Eleanor Roberts and Amy Button; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Galfetti, Albert B., 87, of Barre City, died Oct. 23. Born in 1912 in Arzo, Switzerland, he was the son of Eugenio and Josephina (Moretti) Galfetti. He attended local schools and Spaulding High School. He had worked in the granite industry and Barre Coal Company. In 1941, he joined the Barre City Fire Department. He retired in 1976 as chief. In 1934, he married Mea LeMay, who died in 1994. He was a member of the St. Monica Church. Survivors include two sons, Eugene and George; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother; nieces and nephews.

McMahon, Jean L., 78, formerly of Barre City, died Oct. 24. Born in 1921 in Proctor, she was the daughter of Michael and Mary (Kelley) McMahon. She attended St. Monica School in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School and the University of Vermont. She taught schools in Rochester, Springfield and Barre City; and Winchester, Mass. She retired in 1986. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include two cousins, Clare McMahon and Margaret McGuire.

Albert, A. William, 78, of Montpelier, died Oct. 22. Born in 1921 in Boston, Mass., he was the son of Alfred and Stella (Hansen) Albert. He graduated from Braintree (Mass.) High School and from the U.S. Naval Academy. He earned a masters degree from Harvard College School of Applied Science. He served with the Navy during WWII and the Korean conflict, retiring from the Navy Reserves. In 1946, he married Dorothy Ripley. He was a civil engineer with Weston and Sampson Engineering. In 1957, he moved to Vermont, retiring from the Vt. Dept. of Water Resources in 1981. He was a member of the Christ Church in Montpelier. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia White and Elizabeth Balkcom; one son, Harold Albert; two brothers; seven grandchildren.

Ritter, Evelyn, 68, formerly of Tunbridge, died Oct. 21. Born in 1931, she was the daughter of Forrest and Jessie (Hoyt) Barnaby of Tunbridge. She attended Tunbridge schools and graduated from So. Royalton High School. Survivors include her husband, Leroy Ritter; two sons, Lawrence and Jeffrey; four daughters, Judith Barnett, Joyce Sengwald, Teresa Bruce and Michelle Herley; several grandchildren; three brothers; four sisters; several nieces and nephews.

Martin, Thaddeus T., 74, of Williamstown, died Oct. 21. Born in 1925 in Barre, he was the son of Thaddeus T. Sr. and Faye (Beard) Martin. He attended Spaulding High School and served in the Army during WWII. In 1946, he married Helen LaPoint. He was a truck driver for Ray Churchill Granite Trucking Co. and Pouliot and Carriveau Trucking Co. and operated the Williamstown Salvage Yard. He was a member of the Williamstown United Federated Church. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Bonnie Holt, Sharon Trombly and Patricia Black; one son, William Martin; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Desjardins, Franciella, 64, of Hardwick, died Oct. 23. Born in 1934 in St. Adolphe, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Isadore and Maria (Brousseau) Audit. She attended St. Adolphe schools. In 1953, she married Domina Desjardins, who died in 1990. Survivors include three sons, Denis, Rejean and Gilles; two daughters, Johanne Samson and Rose Desjardins; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers; three sisters.

Howe, Paul C., 91, of Tunbridge, died Oct. 24. Born in 1908 in Tunbridge, he was the son of Walter and Evie (Farnham) Howe. He attended Montpelier Seminary and graduated from So. Royalton High School and the Vermont School of Agriculture. In 1938, he married Doris Maxham, who died in 1984. In 1985, he married Ethel (Pope) Moulton. He ran the family farm, retiring in 1975 and becoming a sales representative for Rawleigh, and Knapp and Mason shoes. He was a member of the Beth-El Christian Fellowship Church in So. Royalton. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Winnie Howe; two sons, Gary and Stephen; a stepson, John Moulton; a brother; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren.

Earle, Ronald J., 74, of Hardwick, died Oct. 24. Born in 1925 in Hardwick, he was the son of Sidney and Blanche (Nelson) Earle. He attended the Cobb School in Hardwick and Greensboro High School. In 1957, he married Teresa Ann Nolan. He operated the family farm, retiring in 1986. Survivors include his wife; a son, Jeffrey; three daughters, Linda Thomas, Lisa Kish and Susan Earle; a brother; three grandchildren.

Forkey, Ruth Marion, 80, of North Duxbury, died Oct. 26. Born in 1919 in Duxbury, she was the daughter of George and Mildred (McNaulty) Sherman. She attended schools in Waterbury. In 1942, she married Edward Forkey Sr., who died in 1980. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Eyvette Santamore and Thelma Forkey; four sons, Edward Jr., Robert Sr., John Sr. and Major; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters; three brothers.

Duprey, Kathleen Y., 55, of Graniteville, died Oct. 26. Born in 1943 in Nashua, N.H., she was the daughter of Lionel J. and Thelma (Jones) Mathieu. She graduated from Marion High School and in 1981, married Edward Duprey. She was employed at Central Vermont Medical Center, Rowan Court Nursing Home and Price Chopper. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; a stepdaughter, Pamela Doyle; two step-sons, Douglas and Randy Duprey; 12 step-grandchildren; a sister; a brother.

Wellman, Helen Carmen, 90, of Greensboro, died Oct. 29. Born in 1908 in Russell, N.Y., she was the daughter of Glenn and Jennie (Tupper) Keene. She graduated from Cabot High School. In 1926, she married Harry Wellman, who died in 1989. She was employed by the Cabot school system, as a nurses' aide at Elmwood Nursing Home and a machine operator at Cabot Creamery. She retired in 1962. She was affiliated with the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include two sons, Harry Wellman II and Leonard Wellman; three daughters, June Phillips, Jeanette Abbot and Shirley Salls; a sister; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Albert, A. William "Bill", 78, of Montpelier, died Oct. 22. Born in 1921 in Boston, Mass., he was the son of Alfred and Stella (Hansen) Albert. He was educated in the Braintree schools, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and received a masters degree from Harvard University graduate school of Applied Sciences. He retired from the Navy. He and his family moved to Vermont in 1957, and he became director of Water Resources. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Patricia and Elizabeth; one son, Harold; seven grandchildren; two brothers.

Carey, Morton J., Jr., 72, died Oct. 28. Born in 1926 in Fletcher, he was the son of Morton and LaDona (Fletcher) Carey. He attended schools in Burlington. In 1946, he married Lois Slack, who died in 1989. He served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He worked for Pratt and Whitney in Conn., was a machinist at General Electric in Burlington and a psychiatric technician in Waterbury. He later returned to General Electric, retiring in 1988. Survivors include three sons, Dennis, Michael and Richard; two brothers; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Foster, Catherine A., 75, of Plainfield, died Oct. 26. Born in 1924 in Plainfield, she was the daughter of Carleton and Hazel (Sargent) Morton. She graduated from Plainfield High School. In 1943, she married Willie Foster, who died in 1984. She had worked with her husband doing janitorial work at Elks' Lodge 924 in Montpelier. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Barre. Survivors include two sisters, Mildred Holt and Beverly Lange; a brother, Floyd Morton.


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