Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1999

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Grout, Bertha D., 65, of Williamstown, died Oct. 30. Born in 1934 in Plainfield, she was the daughter of Bert and Hazel (Wheeler) Wild. In 1954, she married Melvin Grout. She was an assembler at the Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and at Sprague Electric Co. Survivors include her mother; her husband; a son, Howard; a brother; three sisters; five grandchildren.

Doe, Vera Lewis, 74, of Barre, died Oct. 30. Born in 1924 in Montreal, Canada, she was the daughter of Sydney and Alicia (Clisby) Comber. She graduated from West Hill High School in Montreal. In 1948, she married Charles Lewis, who died in 1982. In 1990, she married F. William Doe. She retired from employment as secretary of Ambassador Insurance. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Marlene Fielder and Terry Somaini; a son, Craig Lewis; a sister; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Lafond, Esther (Rudd), 70, of Middlesex, died Oct. 30. Born in 1929 in Barre town, she was the daughter of Edward and Ethel (Neal) Rudd. She attended Barre Town School and was a graduate of Spaulding High School. She also attended Sheldon Academy of Cosmetology in Burlington. She was employed at the Capacitor Plant, as a receptionist at Central Vermont Medical Center and as a secretary for Dr. Arthur Wright, retiring in 1990. In 1949, she married Edmond Lafond. She was a member of the Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Linda (Mrs. Jeff) Long and Debbie Lafond; two grandchildren; four sisters; one brother; several nieces and nephews.

Martin, Eugene H., 60, formerly of Montpelier, died Sept. 29. Born in 1939 in Montpelier, he was the son of George and Olga (Molinar) Martin. Survivors include his mother; three daughters, Linda Davis, Tammy Martin and Lori Haines; two sons, Dale and Dean; five brothers.

Chaffee, Susan D., 40, of Hardwick, died Nov. 3. Born in 1958 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Leon and Aileen (Jenne) Chaffee. She attended the Caspian Area School and graduated from Lamoille Vocational Center. She had been a volunteer at the Hardwick Teen Center and American Legion Post 7 of Hardwick. She was a member of the Norbert's Roman Catholic Church. Survivors include her mother; a brother, Robert; three sisters, Cindy Hislop, Mary Benway and Marguerite Chaffee; and her companion, Lloyd Bedell.

Linton, William R., 77, of Randolph, died Nov. 4. Born in 1922 in Randolph, he was the son of George and Nora (Hobbs) Linton. He graduated from Randolph High School. He worked for the Randolph Cemetery Department, Waterbury Companies Inc. and G.W. Plastics. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of the United Church of Randolph. Survivors include a brother, Wayne Linton; several cousins.

Griffith, Lucia, 77, of Waterbury, died Nov. 2. Born in 1922 in Duxbury, she was the daughter of Harry and Beth (Bisbee) Backus. She attended Duxbury Elementary School and Waitsfield High School. In 1939, she married Leon Griffith, who died in 1971. She retired from state service at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. Survivors include four daughters, Betty Anne Johnson, Noni Augustoni, Michelle Smith and Cindy Griffith; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters; a brother; a brother-in-law; many nieces and nephews.

McKinnon, William F., 61, of Barre, died Oct. 30. Born in 1938 in Lynn, Mass., he attended Lynn schools. He served in the Merchant Marines. He had moved to Barre from Tennessee in 1996. Survivors include a son, Mark McCloud; a sister, Diane Clark; four grandchildren.

Ribera, Angelo R., 29, of Barre City, died Oct. 30. Born in 1970 in So. Carolina, he was the son of Bruce and Heather (Anderson) Ribera. The family moved to Barre in 1982, where he attended Barre City schools and Spaulding High School. He was employed at Tri-Town Sunoco and more recently at Booth Brothers Dairy/H.P. Hood in Barre Town. Survivors include his companion, Ethelma Lowery; one daughter, Kaitlyn Ann Ribera; his mother; his father; one brother, Jason; his maternal grandparents; his paternal grandmother; his paternal great-grandparents; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Rogers, Kenneth A., 90, formerly of Walden, died recently. Born in 1909 in Walden, he was the son of Phil Sheridan Rogers and Mabel Kingsley. He attended Walden schools and graduated from Lyndon Institute. In 1936, he married Dasie Ann Isham, who died in 1978. He was in the cattle auction and real estate business and was a director and later president of the Caledonia National Bank of Danville. Survivors include one son, Phil; two sisters.

Osborne, Frederick (Fred), 75, of Waterbury Center, died Oct. 28. Born in 1924 in Spencer, Mass., he was the son of James and Amy (Ripley) Osborne. He attended schools in Spencer, Mass. and graduated from David Prouty High School. He served in the Army during WWII. He attended agricultural school and was a bus driver for Waterbury Center. He later was employed by the State of Vermont Highway Division, retiring in 1984. Survivors include several cousins and many close friends.

Wells, Janice E., 62, of Hardwick, died Oct. 31. Born in 1937, she was the daughter of Glenn and Mildred (Rollins) Benway. She graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1957, she married Richard Wells, who died in 1994. She was employed by Ethan Allen Manufacturing Co., the Mount Mansfield Co., Hardwick Knitwear and Ames Department Store, retiring in the 1980s. She was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include one son, John; a daughter, Deborah Clifford; two brothers; one sister; six grandchildren.

Bedell, Robert E., 57, of Randolph, died Nov. 2. Born in 1942 in Randolph, he attended Randolph High School. In 1962, he married Linda Brown. In 1990, he married Priscilla Hosher. He was a molding technician and group leader at G.W. Plastics in Bethel. He served in the National Guard. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sheila Lumbra and Melanie Tabor; two stepdaughters, Angela Avery and Lisa Currier; a stepson, Jim Avery; a brother; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren.

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 graduated from Chelsea High School. He served in the Army during WWII. He worked for the Wahl Construction Co. in Barre, was a logger for Bowen Hunter Bobbin Co. in East Corinth and for Archie Kingsbury in Middlesex. He also worked at several sawmills and farms in central Vermont and was a carpenter's helper for Merrill Whitney. Survivors include a brother, Ernest; two sisters, Eleanor Roberts and Amy Button.

Leonard, Eric E., 28, of East Calais, died Oct. 22. Born in 1971 in Berlin, he was the son of Edward and Evelyn (Tucker) Leonard. He graduated from U-32 Jr./Sr. High School and St. Michael's College. He had been a computer consultant with Royal Sun Alliance in Liverpool, England at the time of his death. Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Gregory and Christopher; his grandmother, Bertha Tucker; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Langevin, Florence, 93, of Barre, died Oct. 25. Born in 1906 in Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Charles Laraway and Elizabeth Bissell. She graduated from Sherbrooke High School in Quebec and MacDonald College, as an elementary school teacher. In 1931, she married Wilfred Langevin, who died in 1973. She was an elementary school teacher in Quebec and a substitute teacher at Orange Elementary School. She was a member of the St. Monica Church. Survivors include a daughter, Molly Abare; a son, W.C. Langevin; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Messier, Carmie E., Sr., 62, formerly of Woodbury, died Oct. 24. Born in 1936 in Woodbury, he was the son of Edward and Juliet (Chartier) Messier. In 1968, he married Grace L. Nelson. He had served the town of Roxbury as constable, fire chief and road commissioner. He was a logger and owned and operated a sawmill. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Carmie Jr., Francis and Michael; two daughters, Louise Butterfield and Cathy Simpson; a stepson, David Nelson; a step-daughter, Irene Lantagne; four brothers; eight sisters; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Moffett, Shirley M., 74, of Hardwick, died Oct. 11. Born in 1925 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Robert and Martha (White) Beede. She attended Hardwick schools. She was first married to Chet Meehan and later to Arthur Moffett. She had been employed at Jerry's Diner, Whitcomb Grocery Store and Hardwick Knitwear. She was a demonstrator for Stanley Products and later opened Shirley's Deli in Hardwick. She was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include her mother; a daughter, Marijane Meehan Weglarz; three sons, Lloyd Meehan, Wesley Moffett and Wade Moffett; seven sisters; two brothers; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Juergens, Robert W., 64, of Tunbridge, died Oct. 25. Born in 1934 in Hyde Park, Mass., he was the son of Richard and Edna (Towner) Juergens. He graduated from Dedham (Mass.) High School and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts. In 1952, he married Carol S. Chadbourne. They moved to Tunbridge in 1994. He had been employed as a sheet metal worker and served in the Marine Corps. Survivors include his wife; a son, Kurt; a daughter, Dawn Ciavattone; three brothers; two grandchildren. 

Hatch, Ralph J., 69, of Groton, died Nov. 9. Born in 1930 in Groton, he was the son of John and Agnes (Hay) Hatch. He graduated from Groton High School. In 1967, he married Jackalyn White. He had worked in the granite industry in several Barre sheds including Rock of Ages, Thurber, LaCross, Cerasoli and Cerasoli. He established R J Hatch Construction Co. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Michael, Brent, David and Douglas; two daughters, Deborah Childs and Donna Mardin; his mother; a sister; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

Ferris, Eldon R., 55, of Moretown, died Nov. 10. Born in 1944 in Montpelier, he was the son of Albert and Melba (Horton) Ferris. He attended Moretown schools. He had been employed at Ward Lumber Co. in Waterbury and Moretown. He was a former member of the Vermont Army National Guard. Survivors include a sister, Barbara Grandfield; two brothers, Howard and Glenn.

Grogan, Robert S., 77, of Montpelier, died Nov. 3. Born in Deluth, Mich., he was raised in Wisconsin. He graduated from Antioch College and earned his master's and doctorate degrees at Columbia University. He served in the infantry during WWII. He had been superintendent of schools in N.Y. and Montpelier (VT). He was the executive director of the Vermont Superintendents Association and had taught at Norwich University. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; three children, Paul, Janet Green and Sara Milano; six grandchildren; three brothers.

Lynch, Julia A., 97, of Montpelier, died Nov. 5. Born in 1902 in Moretown, she was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Flanagan) Lynch. She graduated from St. Michael's High School. She had worked for the Vermont Department of Agriculture and the Vermont State Library, retiring in 1967. She was a communicant of St. Augustine's Church. Survivors include several cousins.

Farnham, Paul J., Sr. 68, of Barre and formerly of Williamstown, died Nov. 5. Born in 1931, he was the son of Orrin and Bertha (Hutchinson) Farnham. He graduated from Williamstown High School and in 1952, married Shirley Shangraw. He had been a salesman for King Cole Potato Chips and Farrell and Sons Distributing Co. and later worked at Lacillade Lumber Co. in Williamstown. He had served in the Army from 1950-52, and was a member of the East Barre and Williamstown fire departments. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Paul Jr. , Douglas and Gregory; two brothers; two sisters; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Putney, Annette, 77, of Williamstown, died Nov. 5. Born in 1922 in Websterville, she was the daughter of Peter and Domencia (DiDonato) Conti. She attended school in Websterville. In 1943, she married Francis Putney, who died in 1978. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Sylvester's Church. Survivors include two sons, Robert and Richard; a daughter, Mary Rose (Mrs. Robert) Newton; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Grearson, James W., 80, of Barre Town, died Nov. 10. Born in 1919 in Barre, he was the son of James and Leona (Smith) Grearson II. He attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He had served in the Army during WWII. He began working in the family granite business, Grearson and Lane Inc., and later he and his brother, Lloyd, continued its operation. He retired in 1989. He was first married to Lillian Robinson and in 1968, married Lucille Beltrami Sartelle. Survivors include his wife; their daughter, Leona Bizzozero; a step-daughter, Debra Sartelle; a step-son, James Sartelle; four grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Kiley, Evelyn M., 97, of Woodbury, died Nov. 10. Born in 1902 in Clinton, Mass., she was the daughter of Timothy and Mary (Coyne) Kiley. She graduated from Clinton High School. She had worked at Wachusett Co-op Bank, Clinton Trust Co. and Worcester County National Bank, all in Mass. She retired in 1967 and moved to Woodbury in 1990. Survivors include two nieces, Alice Berquest and Janet Aronson.

Johnston, Robert Arnall, 60, of Waterbury, died Nov. 9. Born in 1938 in Presque Isle, Maine, he was the son of Elmer and Juanita (Hoyt) Johnston. He attended schools in Easton, Maine. He was employed as a construction worker for several different companies including the City of Montpelier. Survivors include his wife, Romona Coffin Johnston; one son, David; two daughters, Bobbi Jo Riendeau and Sue Ann Coffin; two stepsons, Gregg Coffin and Michael Coffin; a step-daughter, Shirley Marshall; three sisters; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Butler, Francis E., 66, of East Orange, died Nov. 9. Born in 1933 in Eden, he attended Vershire and Eden schools. He was married to Mable Downing, who died in 1983. In 1992, he married Ann Dunphy. He was employed at the Rock of Ages Granite Quarries in Barre and had served in the Army. Survivors include his wife; a son, Stewart; three daughters, Sonya McLam, Susan Cadorette and Sandra Farnham; a step-daughter, Sarah Adams; seven grandchildren; three sisters; three brothers.

Blaine, Marshall F., 87, of Barre, died Nov. 10. Born in 1911 in Williamstown, he was the son of Alfred and Amelia (Therrien) Blaine. He graduated from Charlestown High School in Charlestown, N.H. In 1935, he married Christie Howard, who died in 1991. He operated his father's market business and sold Christmas wreaths. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include two sons, Allan and Brian; a daughter, Sylvia Wynn; two grandchildren.

Sinclair, Anne P., 80, of Berlin, died Nov. 12. Born in 1913 in Middlesex, she was the daughter of William and Nettie (Blair) Pierson. She attended Montpelier High School and Lyndon Normal School. In 1969, she married Frank Sinclair. She taught school in Middlesex, Woodbury, Calais and Springfield and was later employed as an adult education teacher at Spaulding High School in Barre. She was a member of the Crossroad Christian Church in East Montpelier. Survivors include four daughters, Carol Sinclair, Nancy Bailey, Ruth Friot and Martha Belanger; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Buck, Christina M., 63, formerly of Northfield and more recently of Talent, Ore., died Nov. 3. Born in 1936 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Bradley and Ruth Buck. She graduated from high school in Northfield and attended San Diego City College and Rutgers University, majoring in accounting. She served in the Navy. She was a comptroller for Self Help Enterprises and secretary for WAVES National, Oregon Webfoot United 46. Survivors include two brothers, Charles Buck and Donald Buck; two sisters, Bernice De Felice and Phyllis Spaulding; a longtime companion, Bonnie Wittwer.

Durrell, Charles M., 53, of South Barre, died Nov. 1. Born in 1946 in Freeport, Maine, he was the son of Charles and Ruth (Stoddard) Durrell. He attended schools in Freeport, Maine. In 1971, he married Brenda V. Nunn. He worked at L.L. Bean, for Goss Tire in St. Johnsbury and at Beck and Beck Memorials and Maurice Memorials. He had served in the Korean War. Survivors include a daughter, Tammi-Louise Durrell; a son, Charles; three sisters; three grandchildren. 

Douglass, Albert L., 89, formerly of Waterbury, died Nov. 16. He was born in Waterbury, moving to Florida 20 years ago. He was a poultry farmer. Survivors include his son, Larry; a brother, William; and long-time companion, Wilma Stickel.

Goodell, Amy E., 98, formerly of Barre, died Nov. 17. She was born in 1900, the daughter of Myron and Carrie (Colburn) Goodell. She graduated from Brattleboro High School and Middlebury College. She joined the faculty at Spaulding High School, retiring in 1966. Survivors include two cousins, Marilyn M. Benton and Barbara T. Chapman.

Drinkwine, LeRoy A., 74, of Northfield, died Nov. 15. Born in 1924 in Northfield, he was the son of Fred and Maude (Sorell) Drinkwine. He attended Northfield High School. In 1952, he married Josephine Murray. He was a computer technician at National Life, retiring in 1986. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Survivors include a son, John; two daughters, Cheryl McKinnon and Melissa Rabin; two brothers; two sisters; nine grandchildren.

Senter, Darold H., 92, of Montpelier, died Nov. 13. Born in 1907 in Middlesex, he was the son of Henry and Grace (Avery) Senter. He attended Middlesex schools. In 1933, he married Agnes Hughes. He was self-employed at Senter Construction Co. He had also been road commissioner in Berlin and Worcester and selectman in Worcester. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Barbara Huang; three sons, Bradley, Terry and Kevin; a sister; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Warnes, Velia A., 88, of Barre City, died Nov. 13. Born in 1910 in Quincy, Mass., she was the daughter of Joseph and Maria (Monti) Catto. The family moved to Barre where she attended schools. She was employed at Woolworth Store and in 1937, married Wendell R. Warnes. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Marilyn Isabelle; one sister; six grandchildren;six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lurvey, Gordon W., 63, of Hardwick, died Nov. 9. Born in 1935, he was the son of Lucian and Hazel (Leavitt) Lurvey. He attended schools in Greensboro Bend. In 1953, he married Gloria Machia. In earlier years, he worked at Grossman Lumber Mill in Greensboro Bend and Sam Daniels Manufacturing in Hardwick. More recently, he worked at Pelletier Lumber Co. in Hardwick, retiring in 1997. Survivors include his wife; a son, Ernest; two daughters, Terri and Tammy.

VanDusen, Harold L., 84, of Tunbridge, died Nov. 11. Born in 1925 in Syracuse, N.Y., he was the son of Dr. Albert and Mrs. Chloe Lewis VanDusen. He attended Mount Hermon School in Mass. and the College of Wooster in Ohio. He earned his masters degree at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins and and served as a research analyst and teacher of Russian studies. He served in the Armed Forces during WWII. In 1947, he married Mary Ellen McCarron. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Janet Smoker; two sons, Philip and Fred; five grandchildren.

Curtis, Phillip A., 69, formerly of Montpelier, died Nov. 16. Born in 1930 in Barre, he was the son of Olif and Bessie (Page) Curtis. His wife, E. June Farnham, died April 26. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service and also as a minister for the Church of Christ. He had served in the Army. Survivors include two sons, Gary and Dale; a daughter, Nancy Curtin; a half-sister; five grandchildren.

Beyerle, Terry, 62, of Hardwick, died Nov. 17. Born in 1936 in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of James Kenny and Helen Vanderbeck. Her husband, George, died in 1975. She was a self-employed housecleaner and a communicant of St. Norbert's Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Vincent Torre, Richard Torre and George Beyerle Jr.; two daughters, Geri Wills and Toni May; three brothers; four grandchildren.

Blaine, Marshall E., 88, of Barre, died Nov. 10. Born in 1911 in Williamstown, he was the son of Alfred and Amelia (Terrien) Blaine. He graduated from Charlestown High School in Charlestown, N.H. In 1935, he married Christie Howard, who died in 1991. He operated a farmers' market business out of his truck and sold Christmas wreaths. He was a member of St. Monica's Church in Barre. Survivors include two sons, Allen and Brian; a daughter, Sylvia Wynn; two grandchildren.

Bannon, Jean L., formerly of Barre, died Nov. 17. Born in 1922 in Hanover, N.H., she was the daughter of George and Anna (Beaton) Lackey. She graduated from Spaulding High School and attended Vermont Junior College. She had been married to Robert LaClair and Robert Bannon. She was a former member of St. Augustine's Church in Montpelier. Survivors include two sons, Jim LaClair and Michael Bannon; two daughters, Joan Brennan and Theresa Bannon; three grandchildren.

Pecor, Corey A., 27, of Barre City, died Nov. 16. Born in 1972 in Berlin, he was the son of Theodore Pecor and Marlene Tousignant. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. He had served in the Army and the Vermont National Guard. He attended Champlain College, receiving his bachelors degree in business management. He had been employed at MACRO International and more recently at Enterprise Rent-A-Car on the Barre-Montpelier Road. In 1995, he married Moira Ann Bench. Survivors include his wife; his father and mother; two brothers, Jason and Theodore III; his grandparents; his mother-in-law; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Gaudette, Gertrude R., 96, formerly of Montpelier, died Nov. 8. She was born in 1903 in Grau, Friesland, Netherlands and came to America when she was 10. She married Bertie Arthur Reed and they moved to Montpelier. He died in 1947. In 1949, she married Homer Gaudette, who died in 1987. They moved to Chicago, where she had worked for United Insurance Company. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Reed and David Reed; one daughter, Charlene Reed; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a devoted friend, Frances Cellura.

Bruce, Rena E., 101, of Williamstown, died Nov. 7. Born in 1898 in Williamstown, she was the daughter of Burton and Nettie Mae (Cheney) Bruce. She attended Williamstown schools, graduating from Williamstown High School and Goddard Seminary Business School. She assisted in the operation of the family farm and was a member of the Williamstown Congregational Church. Survivors include six nieces; one nephew; grandnieces and grandnephews.

Ashton, Anna D., 97, of Northfield, died Nov. 6. Born in 1982 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Jeremiah and Margaret (Clark) Donahue. She graduated from Northfield High School. In 1925, she married Merton e. Ashton, who died in 1973. She taught school in St. Albans and later Northfield. She also worked in the family store Donahue Finer Foods in Northfield. She was affiliated with the St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. Survivors include one son, Merton Jr.; a daughter, Margaret Plourde; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren.

Aierstok, M. Dorothy, 94, of Randolph, died Nov. 7. Born in 1905 in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of William and Matilda (Gutekunst) Aierstok. She graduated from Berenger High School in N.J. and St. Barnabas Hospital School of Nursing in N.J. She worked as a registered nurse at the Presbyterian Hospital in Newark, N.J., Somerset Hospital and at Rutgers University. She moved to Vermont in 1951 and worked at Gifford Memorial Hospital and later at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1968. Survivors include a friend, Jessie Fiske.

Weeks, Roger C., 53, formerly of Barre, died Nov. 17. Born in 1946, he was the son of Carroll and Dorothy (Jerry) Weeks. He graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Navy. In 1971, he married Penilee Burns. He was employed at IBM. Survivors include two daughters, Tracy Weeks and Siobhan Weeks; a son, Kevin Weeks; his mother and stepfather; two brothers; two sisters.

Dunn, Raymond L., 80, of Upper Graniteville, died Nov. 7. Born in 1918 in North Walpole, N.H., he was the son of John and Ellen (Powers) Dunn. He attended schools in North Walpole and served in the Navy during WWII. He had worked as a carpenter and at the Rock of Ages Corp., retiring in 1980. He was a member of the St. Sylvester Church. In 1947, he married Margaret Bagley, who died in May. Survivors include one daughter, Lena Foster; one son, Lawrence Dunn; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Bemis, Eva, 95, of Hardwick, died Nov. 18. Born in 1904 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Giacomo Bardelli and Rosa Cazerico. She graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1923, she married Waldo Bemis, who died in 1977. They owned Bemis Col and Oil, Bemis Variety Store and several apartment buildings in Hardwick. She was a member of the United Church in Hardwick. Survivors include a niece, Phyllis Zecchinelli; a great-niece, Judith Nudd; a great-nephew, Vincent Zecchinelli.

Downing, Hannah G., 93, formerly of Waitsfield and Washington, died Nov. 12. Born in 1906 in West Fairlee, she was the daughter of Robert and Minnie (Grenier) Wilcox. She attended schools in Waitsfield. In 1922, she married Lawrence Downing Sr., who died in 1982. They operated the family farm in Washington until moving to Corinth in 1961. She was a homemaker. Survivors include five daughters, Mary Claflin, Madeline Martell, Shirley Tillotson, Arline Boudreau and Lyle Downing; a sister; a brother; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

Magoon, Glenn J., 37, of Stowe, died Nov. 9. Born in 1962 in Stowe, he was the son of Nancy and Glendon Magoon. He was educated in the Stowe school system and was employed by the Stowe Mountain Resort. He married Debra Mongeur on May 29. Survivors include his wife; a stepson, Eric Mongeur; a brother, Gordon; a sister, Amber Byrne.

Pepin, Ninette, 73, formerly of Barre, died Nov. 11. Born in 1926 in Newport, she was the daughter of Maurice and Alice Pepin. She graduated from Spaulding High School and attended art school in New York City. She was secretary to the commissioner of the New York Banking Department at the World Trading Center and moved to Barre and became a committee assistant in the Vermont Legislative Council. She moved to PA in 1997. Survivors include a sister, Cecile Sargent; 12 nephews and nieces.

Florucci, Minnie E., 86, of Barre, died Nov. 12. Born in 1912 in Beebe Plains, Quebec, she was the daughter of George and Isabel (Black) Rennie. She moved to Barre in 1913, attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1929, she married Elsio Florucci, who died in 1976. She was a long-time member of the Hedding Methodist United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, David, Alexander and Alan; four daughters, Eleanor Carpenter, Margaret Grenier, Betsy Pierce and Kathleen Santa Maria; a brother; 23 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

MacCormack, Bella R., 78, of Barre, died Nov. 15. Born in 1921, she was the daughter of Pedro and Fulgencia (Abascal Cantolla) Ruiz. She attended Spaulding High School. In 1943, she married Lloyd MacCormack, who died in 1987. She was a sales clerk at Woolworth's and Fishman's and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Berlin. Survivors include a son, Lloyd Jr.; two daughters, Nancy McFadzean and Rosemary Averill; two sisters; seven grandchildren.

Smith, Russell C., of Manchester, MI, died Nov. 5. He was born in 1917 in Lake Linden, MI. In 1941, he married Mildred Eldora Shupe, who died in 1985. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He became a journeymen electrician. Survivors include one son, Russell C. (Skip) Smith; two daughters, April Smith and Vickie Smith; two grandchildren; a brother.


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