Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 2000

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MORI, ELEANOR MAY, 85, of Barre Town, died Jan. 1. Born in 1914 in Montreal, P.Q., she was the daughter of Joseph and Eleanor (Smith) Wyatt. Following the death of her parents, she was raised by Jessie and John Matson in Lower Graniteville. She attended elementary school in Lower Graniteville and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1938, she married Virgilio Mori, who died in 1991. She had been employed at the Department of Motor Vehicles for the state of Vermont and was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include one son, Ronald; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Binaghi, Olga P., 89, of East Barre, died Jan. 3. Born in 1910 in Barre, she was the daughter of Daniel and Ida (Bassani) Saporiti. She attended elementary school in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1940, she married Guido Binaghi, who died in 1975. She worked at Berg, Carmolli and Kent Insurance Agency and from 1965 to retirement in 1974, she was the secretary for the Granite Cutters International Association. She was a member of Mother Cabrini Church in East Barre. Survivors include a son, William; a daughter, Sylvia Malnati; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews.

Parker, Howard F., 81, of Vershire, died Jan. 2. Born in 1918 in Vershire, he was the son of Frank and May (Ricker) Parker. He attended school in Vershire. In 1947, he married Edith M. O'Donnell. He was a logger and worked on the grounds crew at Dartmouth College. After retiring, he did roadside mowing for several area towns. He served in the 104th Yankee Division Medics during WWII. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Dawin, Malcolm and Wesley; a daughter, Cheryl Willey; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Pike, Teresa, 76, formerly of Montpelier, died Jan. 2. Born in 1923 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Amalio and Ormalinda (Lavin) Setien. She attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. She had worked for New England Telephone and had been married to Henry B. Pike, who died in 1980. Survivors include one son, Peter; one daughter, Fawn Wheat; three grandchildren; two brothers.

LAFOUNTAIN, LLOYD M., 71, of Moretown, died Dec. 29. Born in 1928 in Montpelier, he was the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Queor) LaFountain. He attended Barre City schools and was a veteran of WWII and Korea, serving in the Army. He had been employed at Rock of Ages. He then moved to Wallingford, Conn., where he was employed at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and to Meriden, Conn., where he was employed by Nasa at Revere Electronics. In 1971, he returned to Barre. He retired in 1974. In 1948, he married Beatrice V. Edson. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Judith Rogers; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers; five sisters; many nieces and nephews.

PURVEE, JESSIE M., 87, formerly of Waterbury Center, died Jan. 1. Born in 1912 in Waterbury Center, she was the daughter of Fred and Ollie Mae (Davis) Graves. Survivors include two daughters, Blanche Gault and Barbara Prescott; two sisters; two brothers; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

DEFORGE, CHARLIE, 59, of East Montpelier, died Dec. 30. Born in 1940, he was the son of Frank DeForge and Rena (Pecor) DeForge. He was a longtime granite industry employee. Survivors include his wife, Sandra DeForge; five sons, Jason DeForge, Thomas Stacy, James Stacy and Charles DeForge Dodge; three daughters, Laurie Pecor, Cindy Scott and Bonnie Duke; seven grandsons; five granddaughters; six brothers; five sisters; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Chenette, George E., 77, of Randolph, died Jan. 3. Born in 1922, in Burlington, he was the son of Viola Archer. He graduated from Randolph High School and Burlington Business College. He worked at a grocery store in Hardwick, Howard's Market in Barre and P&C grocery store in Randolph. He retired after several years at the Petco Mini Mart in Randolph. In 1953, he married Virginia White. Survivors include his wife; a brother, Elmer Archer.

BUZZELL, GLEN R., 88, formerly of Warren, died Jan. 1. Born in 1911 in Warren, he was the son of Richard and Emily (Church) Buzzell. He graduated from Waitsfield High School and in 1939, married Marion Harris, who died in 1999. He was a millwright, designing, operating and troubleshooting sawmills, working at several mills in the Connecticut River Valley, including the Frank Gilman Sawmill in Tunbridge. He became custodian at the Brown Dormitory at Dartmouth College, retiring in 1976. Survivors include two sons, George and Max; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

LINCOLN, JONATHAN D., 41, of Montpelier, died Dec. 30. Born in 1958 in Montpelier, he was the son of Arthur Lincoln Jr. and Arline (Picken) Lincoln. He attended Montpelier High School and New England College in Worcester, Mass. He was employed as a data processor for the State of Vermont and for various insurance companies. Survivors include his mother; a brother, Pete Lincoln.

ANDREOLETTI, AMELIA C., 96, of Barre City, died Dec. 29. Born in 1903 in Barre, she was the daughter of Ermano and Caterina (Arioli) Andreoletti. She attended Barre City schools. She had been employed at Holmes Jewelry Store, retiring in 1973. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include one sister, Savina Thygesen; one sister-in-law, Yvonne Andreoletti; several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

WALRATH, JEANETTE A., 75, formerly of Barre, died Dec. 14. Born in 1924 in Essex Junction, she was the daughter of Donat and Eva Lefevre. She graduated from Spaulding High School, from Riverside City College in California and from UCLA. In 1944, she married Leslie Walrath. She worked for the State Department in Washington, D.C. and was a substitute teacher. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Stephen and David; five grandchildren; a brother; a sister.

Evans, Ralph F., 87, of Marshfield, died Dec. 27. Born in 1912 in Groton, he was the son of Ralph and Bessie (Morrill) Evans. He graduated from Groton High School and attended Vermont State School of Agriculture (VTC). He was employed by the University of Vermont Extension Service as a DHIA milk tester. He graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in dairy and animal husbandry. He taught dairy husbandry at VSSA was an instructor and assistant professor of animal husbandry at UVM. He attended the University of Maine, receiving an MS in animal husbandry. He managed the HP Hood Demonstration Farm in Beverly, Mass. and was head of the Agricultural Technology Division at VTC, retiring in 1978. Survivors include his wife, Miriam; one son, Gary; one daughter, Gail Evans-Africa; four grandchildren; one brother; one sister-in-law; nieces.

WILLIAMS, HARRY E., 81, of Groton, died Dec. 29. Born in 1914 in Topsham, he was the son of Hadie Belle (Welch) and Herbert Williams. He was married to Vina Williams, who died in 1978. He was a carpenter for Elmer Frost Building in Groton and a member of Groton Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Stanley; a daughter, Sylvia Welch; a brother; a sister; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

RIENDEAU, MICHAEL R., 41, of Barre City, died Dec. 29. Born in 1958 in Barre, he was the son of Roland and Claudette (Couture) Riendeau. He attended Barre City schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He was employed by Woolworth's, Harry's Dept. Store and Barre Mills (Malden) and more recently at Bombardier's. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Pam Thiverge and Carmen Ducharme; nieces and nephews; several cousins.

JOHANSON, CAROLYNN A., formerly of Montpelier, died Dec. 28. Born in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Forrest and Marjorie (Kitchin) Silloway. In 1968, she married George Johanson. She had worked at Medical Associates in Monroe County in PA and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Stroudsberg, PA. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Erika; a sister.

ALSTON, DOUGLAS W. 61, formerly of Hardwick and more recently of Barre, died Jan. 3. Born in 1938 in St. Johnsbury, he was the son of Reginald and Doris (Jaeckel) Alston. He graduated from Rochville High School in Rochville, Conn. In 1965, he moved to Hardwick, and was employed by the state of Vermont as a boiler room operator in Montpelier and Waterbury. He served in the Navy from 1956 to 19671. Survivors include a sister, Marjorie Dalton.

BULLARD, JAMES W., 83, of Sharon, died Jan. 3. Born in 1916 in Stockbridge, he was the son of Alton and Caroline (Harlow) Bullard. He attended schools in Hartford and served in the Army during WWII. He began working at Central Vermont Railroad in Randolph in 1938 and retired in 1981. In 1938, he married Margaret Muir. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Raymond and Alton; a daughter, Marjorie Foley; a brother; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

KNOWLES, GERALD W., 76, of Brookfield, died Jan. 3. Born in 1923 in Brookfield, he was the son of Herbert and Gladys (Williams) Knowles. He attended schools in Brookfield. In 1941, he married Florence Sprague. He worked on the family farm in Brookfield and later joined Lord and Son Excavating of East Barre. He operated heavy equipment and drove trucks for 25 years, retiring in the mid-1980s. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Winston and Paul; a daughter, Rosa Knowles; two brothers; two sisters; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren.

SMITH, ROBERT W., 51, of Hardwick, died Jan. 3. Born in 1948 in Morrisville, he was the son of Fay and Beulah (Bapp) Smith. He attended Peoples Academy. He was first married to Gail Boyce and later to Pauline Dufresne Howard. He was a truck driver for Anderson Concrete Co. and worked for the Stowe Mountain Co. He owned and operated a logging business in the Northeast Kingdom. Survivors include his mother; three daughters, Tammy Smith, Bobbie Jo Hill and Wanda Dunbar; two stepdaughters, Kimberly Morey and Brenda West; his companion, Pauline Smith; two brothers; four sisters; five grandchildren.

VALLIERE, MARY, 84, of Montpelier, died Jan. 4. Born in 1915 in Wickham, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Antonio and Angeline (Fagnan) Joyal. She attended high school in Wickham. Her husband, Ronald Valliere died in 1974. She was a nurses' aide and caregiver in several local nursing homes. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Montpelier. Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine Baldwin and Denise Choske; a son, Raymond; a sister; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

EMERSON, ANDREA R., 22, of Groton, died Jan. 3. Born in 1977 in Woodsville, N.H., she was the daughter of Linda (Burroughs) Emerson and Philip R. Emerson. She graduated from Blue Mountain Union High School and went on to earn her Licensed Nursing Assistant's certificate through Oxbow Vocational School. Survivors include her mother and step-father, Robert Farquharson; two brothers, Barry and Philip; a sister, Alison; two step-brothers, Scott and Corey Farquharson; three step-sisters, Heidi and Diane Farquharson; maternal grandparents, William and Bertha Burroughs; three nieces; aunts, uncles and cousins.

GEORGE, RUPERT M., 83, of Barre Town, died Jan. 3. Born in 1916 in South Barre, he was the son of Otto and Lucy (Willett) George. He attended South Barre Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1953, he and his brother Russell, purchased the R. L. Clark Feed Store in Barre. He retired in 1983. He had been a member of the Vermont Army National Guard. In 1935, he married Glenna C. Gallison. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors included his wife; two daughters, Beverly Jacobs and Vicki Poratti; two sons, Ronald and Robert; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers; four sisters; nieces and nephews.

BAKER, RALPH D., 75, of Randolph, died Jan. 5. Born in 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Charles and Helen (Swenson) Baker. He was educated in N.Y. schools and at the Armed Forces Institute. He worked for Western Electric, now known as Lucent Technologies, retiring as a quality assurance inspector for Western Electric at the G.W. Plastics Plant in Bethel. In 1969, he married Ellen Pearson. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII and was a member of the St. John's Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Siri Mosher and Karin (Maggie) May; a step-son, Ronald Smith; six grandchildren.

MCMANIS, BEATRICE, 87, of Montpelier, died Jan. 4. Born in 1912 in New London, N.H., she was the daughter of Edward and Melvina (Spinks) Hamel. In 1934, she married Cecil G. McManis, who died in 1987. She worked as a private duty nurse and also at Heaton Hospital and Heaton House. She was a member of St. Augustine's Church. Survivors include two sons, Richard and William; one daughter, Sandra Irish; a brother; two sisters; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter. 

PRESTON, ALICE M., 76, of Morrisville, died Jan. 13. Born in 1923 in Bolton, she was the daughter of Chester and Maude (Minkler) Champney. She attended Bolton schools. She had been married to Leonard P. Preston. she was a psychiatric technician at Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury and a waitress and manager at the Park Restaurant in Waterbury. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Waterbury. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Mandigo; three sons, Leonard, Chester and Marc; 24 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews.

ROULEAU, LUCIEN P., 69, of Barre Town, died Jan. 12. Born in 1930 in Montpelier, he was the son of Rodolphe and Jeannette (Gaudreau) Rouleau. He attended St. Monica Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School. He was president and chairman of the board of Rouleau Granite Co. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the 955th Field Artillery battalion attached to the Ninth Army. In 1952, he married Gloria Pinto. He was a member of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Donna Poirier, Allison Treon, Rhonda Wobby and Sonda Frattini; nine grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters; nieces and nephews.

CARRIER, RAYMOND, 76, of Barre Town, died Jan. 13. Born in 1923 in Compton, Que., Canada, he was the son of Louis and Gracia (Sevigny). The family moved to Graniteville and then to Middlesex. He attended the Middlesex Center School. He served in the Air Corp, graduating from fighter pilot school at Luke Field, AZ, and served two tours in Japan, a tour in Italy and one in Turkey. He retired from the Air Force in 1968 and worked for Over-Seas National Airways in New York as a pilot. He also taught flying and did charter flying. In 1946, he married Lucille Lamothe. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Philip and Rene; one daughter, Diane Carrier; one step-daughter, Barbara Vassian; one stepson, Gary Wendt; nine grandchildren; six sisters; many nieces and nephews.

MACDONALD, LOUISE P., 90, formerly of Barre, died Jan. 10. Born in 1909 in Lombardia, Italy, she was the daughter of Angelo and Virginia (Locavna) Puricelli. When she was young the family moved to Barre. She attended Barre City schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1938, she married Howard MacDonald, who died in 1938. She was a bookkeeper. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include three daughters, Carol Parker, Claire Owen and Catherine Taylor; nieces and nephews; a brother; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

DOTEN, RUTH MILES, 77, of Barre, died Jan. 16. Born in 1922 in Barre, she was the daughter of Henry and Blanche Ann (Williams) Miles. She attended East Montpelier schools. In 1976, she married Percy Doten, who died in 1994. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Survivors include three sons, Leslie, Ronald and Gary; two daughters, Tammy Phelps and Donna McQuain; one brother; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

GOULET, LUCIEN J., SR., 78, of Montpelier, died Jan. 18. Born in 1921 in Dixville, Quebec, he was the son of Philippe F. and Clara (Giguere) Goulet. His family moved to Vermont in 1925 and he attended graded schools in the Graniteville and Barre area. He also attended Spaulding High School. He served in the Navy and in 1945, married Marie Van Hooser. He graduated from Massachusetts Radio School and was employed as an engineer at Radio Station WSKI before going into business for himself. He operated Twin City Radio-TV, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Augustine's Church. Survivors include his wife; his children, Clara DiBona, Carol Hughes, Mary Lou Goulet, Suzanne Amidon, Lucien Goulet Jr. and Catherine Freehling; seven grandsons; one granddaughter; one sister; one brother.

BISSON, RICHARD J., 90, of Barre City, died Jan. 14. Born in 1909 in Barre, he was the son of Henry and Cordelia (LaRochelle) Bisson. He attended Barre City schools and later moved to Springfield, Mass., where he graduated Springfield High School. He also graduated from Duke's University and moved back to Vermont. After discharge from the Army, he worked with his aunt, Agnes LaRochelle at the Barre Dry Cleaners, becoming owner and operator. He retired in 1990. Survivors include one sister, Augustine Marx; one sister-in-law, Zaro Bisson; nieces, nephews and great-nephews and great-nieces; also his caregivers, Ronald and Judy Raymond.

KINSLEY, JULIA C., 82, formerly of Montpelier, died Jan. 14. Born in 1916 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of John and Julia (Perrin) Cattanach. She graduated from Montpelier Seminary and attended Burlington Business College. In 1946, she married Clayton Kinsley, who died in 1994. Survivors include a son, William; two daughters, Elizabeth Beattie and Geraldine Twitchell; a brother; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

DESSUREAU, JEANNETTE C., 93, of Barre City, died Jan. 14. Born in 1906 in Barre, she was the daughter of Homer and Valerie (Hamel) Croteau. She attended Barre City schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1931, she married Joseph Dessureau, who died in 1983. She and her husband were founders of Dessureau Machine Inc. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include one sister, Claire Harrington; one brother, Harvey Croteau; one sister-in-law Lina Croteau; nieces and nephews.

BEAN, MARY C., of Northfield, died Jan. 14. She was born in Northfield, the daughter of Frederick and Margaret (Holland) Connarn. She graduated from Northfield High School. In 1940, she married Matthew Bean, who died in 1987. She and her husband founded Bean Chevrolet in Northfield. She also operated the Margaret Holland Inn in Northfield. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Bean; four sons, Matthew, Michael, Mark and Martin; a brother; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

TARBOX, HAZEL M., 94, of Barre City, died Jan. 17. Born in 1905 in Barre City, she was the daughter of Charles and Carrie (Taft) Gauthier. She graduated from Spaulding High School and the Rutland Business College. She had been employed at the former J.W. Dillon Insurance Agency in Barre. In 1926, she married Harry Tarbox, who died in 1935. After his death, she was employed by the Unemployment Division of the Vermont Department of Employment Security, retiring in 1969. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Donald; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one niece; three nephews.

TAYLOR, RAMA B., 97, formerly of Waitsfield, died Jan. 15. Born in 1902 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of Will and Georgianna (Kingsbury) Parsons. In 1937, she married Arthur Taylor, who died i 1953. She was a schoolteacher i the Hancock-Granville-Warren area and a member of the Community Church of Hancock. Survivors include a son, George; a brother, Harold Parsons; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece.

BOWEN, BETTY F., 58, of Barre City, died Jan. 14. Born in 1941 in Barre, she was the daughter of Frank and Flora (French) Fisher. She graduated from Spaulding High School and worked for the Vermont Department of Transportation, retiring in 1990. She belonged to the Universalist Church of Barre. Survivors include three sons, Chris, Eric and Kurt; one daughter, Tracy (Bowen) Alger; seven grandchildren; a sister; her close friend, Richard Quenneville.

KANE, DONALD A., 66, of Montpelier, died Jan. 12. Born in 1933 in Montpelier, he graduated from Montpelier High School and attended Norwich University. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was employed as supervisor and engineer for construction companies throughout the northeastern states. Survivors include two daughters, Kelley Kane and Susan Kane; two sisters; an uncle; cousins; nieces and nephews.

ISHAM, WILLARD C., 82, of Berlin, died Jan. 15. Born in 1917 in Vershire, he was the son of Arthur and Mary (Francis) Isham. He attended Spaulding High School and graduated from Massachusetts Trade Shops with an associate's degree in woodworking. In 1944, he married Joyce Swift. He worked in Barre granite sheds and was self-employed in the papering and carpentry business. Survivors include his wife; a son, Gary; four daughters, Gail Goodrich, Rebecca Ross, Judith Hay and Meredith Corliss; two brothers; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.

PHILLIPS, RAFFEALLA C., 82, of Graniteville, died Jan. 18. Born in 1917 in New Haven, Conn., she was the daughter of Vincenzo and Angelina (Giambellini) Carrano. She was predeceased by her first husband, Salvatore Saffioti Sr. In 1959, she married Nathaniel Phillips Jr., who died in 1995. She was a seamstress and presser for D&I Manufacturing Co. in New Haven and moved to Graniteville in 1989. She attended the St. Monica's Church in Barre. Survivors include six sons, Paul Phillips Sr., Mark Phillips, James Phillips, Salvatore Saffioti Jr., James Saffioti Sr. and William Saffioti; 36 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister.

WHEELER, GERALDINE M., 79, of Plainfield, died Jan. 16. Born in 1920 in Marshfield, she was the daughter of Harold and Mary (Tanner) Brown. She attended Newbury High School and Wells River High School. In 1937, she married Joseph Wheeler, who died in 1990. She was a housekeeper at Goddard College and also worked at the Ginseng Farm and the Legare Farm. Survivors include three sons, Duane, Harold and Joseph; five daughters, Phyllis Sprague, Judy Farnham, Joni Brown, Jan Collier and Jean Lovely; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters.

BAILEY, SUSAN JEAN, 29, of Williamstown died Jan. 18. Born in 1970 in Nashua, N.H., she was the daughter of Richard and Anna (Garneau) Bailey. She attended Mount Hope School in Nashua and received her certificate from Nashua High School. She had been active in the Special Olympics and had won medals in the swimming and bowling competition. Survivors include her mother; her father; two brothers, Richard and Robert; two sisters, Lorrie Politis and Sharon Thomas; nephews and nieces.

JONES, DONALD BRADFORD, 81, of Northfield, died Jan. 16. Born in 1918 in White Plains, N.Y., he was the son of Frank and Ida Jones. He graduated from White Plains High School and attended Virginia Military Institute. He was married to June B. Jones, who predeceased him. He served in the military during WWII and the Korean War. He retired from the Army in 1965 as a Lt. Col. He then worked for the Vermont State Property Appraisers' Office. Survivors include his sons, Donald Jr. and Alan; two daughters, Elaine Carter and Kathryn Wetmore; six grandchildren; a special friend, Winnifred Harrington.

WILKINS, HARRY JOHN, 75, of Barre Town, died Jan. 18. Born in 1924 in Littleton, N.H., he was the son of Roy and Birdie (Neal) Wilkins. He came to Barre with his family and attended Mathewson school and Spaulding High School. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. In 1947, he married Barbara Corey. He owned and operated a Harley-Davidson motorcycle business in Barre and more recently in South Barre. He also helped his wife with Prosperity Dry Cleaners. He was a communicant of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; twins Alan and Ann; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews.


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