Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 2000

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ROSELLI, VICTOR J., 87, of Montpelier, died Jan. 19. Born in 1912 in Toronto, Canada, he was the son of Michele and Mary (Alberici) Roselli. He attended schools in Bedford, N.H. and served in the Army-Air Force during WWII. In 1952, he married Evelyn Volpi. He did an apprenticeship at the Indiana Limestone Co., specializing in handcarved sculpturing and carving. In 1931, the family purchased the West Side Memorial Works in Ill. and in 1946, they bought Desilets Granite Co. in Montpelier. He managed the plant as vice president and general manager until retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Augustine's Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Daniel; two brothers; two sisters.

Mutch, Edwin, 83, formerly of Barre, died Jan. 15. Born in 1916 in Barre, he was the son of Robert and Mary Jane (Robertson) Mutch. He served in the 83rd Infantry Division of the Army during WWII and later worked at General Electric Co. in Burlington. Survivors include his wife, Angelina; one daughter, Allison Elliot; one grandson, Noah Naft; nieces and nephews.

CURTIS, DELORES M., 70, of Cabot, died Jan. 23. Born in 1929 in Hemstead, N.Y., she was the daughter of John and Ruth (Brandt) Schmitt. She graduated from Marshfield High School. In 1948, she married Earle Curtis. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Gary and E. Rick; a brother; 10 grandchildren.

MONTI, ANDREW, 94, of Barre, died Jan. 23. Born in 1905 in Barre, he was the son of Charles and Giovannina (Galli) Monti. He graduated from Spaulding High School and from Burlington Business School. In 1929, he married Erma Carminati, who died in 1986. He began working at the Granite Savings Bank in Barre where he served as an assistant treasurer and later treasurer and director. He retired in 1970. He was a member of St. Monica Church in Barre. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Monti; many cousins.

ROSS, RALPH A., 90, formerly of East Montpelier, died Jan. 21. Born in 1910 in Boston, Mass., he was the adopted son of Jerome and Florence (Rogers) Ross. He was raised in Tunbridge and East Randolph and graduated from Randolph High School. In 1934, he married Mary Stone, who died in 1993. He was an electrician and refrigeration mechanic. He had worked for Fred Holden Inc. in Barre and was self-employed for several years. He later was employed by Washington Electric Co-op and National Life of VT. He retired in 1975. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Balentine; a son, Stuart; five grandchildren.

STEVENS, REGINA, 83, of Calais, died Jan. 21. Born in 1917 in East Barre, she was the daughter of Wyness and Alyce Ruth (Morse) Tucker. She attended schools in Washington, graduated from high school and later attended two years of business college in Orford, N.H. In 1942, she married Louis Stevens, who died in 1993. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. Survivors include three sons, Lee, Duane and Arvin; a daughter, Lois Atwood; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters.

WILSON, ELIZABETH A., 64, of Greensboro Bend, died Jan. 23. Born in 1935 in Candia, N.H., she was the daughter of Daniel and Beatrice (Howland) Stafford. She attended schools in Meredith Center, N.H. and Cape Cod Community College. In 1956, she married Charles Wilson, who died in 1986. She was a clerk at the Leichmere Co. in Worcester, Mass., retiring in 1997. She moved to Greensboro Bend in June 1999. Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Chaves, Rebecca Cassidy and Rachel Colgan; a son, Rei Wilson; a stepson, Don Wilson; a foster son, David Velush; a stepdaughter, Beverly Stokem; a brother; four sisters; 12 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren.

FARNHAM, DORIS M., 67, of Barre, died Jan. 19. Born in 1932 in Barre, she was the daughter of Arthur and Josephine (Dufield) St. John. She attended St. Monica School in Barre. In 1971, she married Waldo Farnham. She was employed at Frick's Restaurant in Barre and was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Farnham; two brothers, Donald and William.

JUDD, MARILYN ANN, 73, of Barre City, died Jan. 20. Born in 1926 in Graniteville, she was the daughter of Madeline (Carey) Allaire. She attended the former Holy Ghost School in Graniteville, St. Michael's High School and was an associate member of the Spaulding High School, class of 1944. In 1959, she married Bruce Judd. She and her husband operated the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home in Barre. She was a communicant of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mary-Anne Judd; two sons, Brian and Christopher; five cousins; more distant cousins; and three special boys, Tyler, Evan and Josh Bilodeau of Barre Town.

BAILEY, DAVID F., 23, of Calais, died Jan. 19. Born in 1976 in Montpelier, he was the son of Clay and Luanne (Lissor) Bailey. He graduated from U-32 Jr.-Sr. High School and was an apprentice for Bates and Murray electrical contractors. He was currently employed as a sign maker at Work Safe. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Mark; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Gerrish; his step-grandfather, Wendell Gerrish; his companion, Danielle Zuanich; aunts, uncles and cousins.

BOUTWELL, MARGUERITE J., 85, of Montpelier, died Jan. 19. Born in 1914, she was the daughter of Richard and Ella (Gillette) Jacobsen. She received a bachelor's degree from National College of Education in Evanston, Ill. and a master's degree in early elementary education from Middle Tennessee State University. In 1938, she married Lane Boutwell. She was a retired teacher. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Gillette Powell; a son, Richard; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

GOODRICH, EZOA "ZOIE", 78, of Hardwick, died Jan. 20. Born in 1921, she was the daughter of Samuel and Claire (Knight) Daniels. In 1941, she married James Goodrich. She operated a nursery school and taught kindergarten classes. She also taught in the Rural School Development Program, was an aide in the Hardwick Elementary School and taught in Title One. She was a member of the United Church in Hardwick. Survivors include her husband; a son, Daniel; a daughter, Claire "Susie" Slayton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

BEAUREGARD, CAROL L., 59, of Barre, died Jan. 21. Born in 1940 in Danielson, Conn., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Beauregard. She graduated from Touitellotte Memorial High School in Conn. and attended Goddard College. She married Robert LaRochelle and was employed at the Vermont State Banking and Insurance Co. and the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Dayville, Conn. Survivors include two sons, Scott and John.

CALCAGNI, CHARLES, 98, of Barre, died Jan. 22. Born in 1901, he was the son of Rinaldo and Elizabeth (Rossi) Calcagni. In 1931, he married Madelina Cavoretto. He had worked at the former Comolli and Comolli Granite Company, at Smith, Whitcomb and Cook and retired from Sprague Electric. He had been a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; one son, Rev. Doctor Charles Calcagni; two grandchildren, Charles and Ellen; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

LAFLEY, HERMAN H., 84, formerly of Northfield and Chelsea, died Jan. 23. Born in 1915 in Northfield, he graduated from Chelsea High School. In 1935, he married Thelma Bailey, who died in 1992. He owned and operated a garage in Chelsea. Survivors include a son, Edward; five daughters, Shirley Gauthier, Jean Hayward, Betty Moore, Margaret Blanchard and Dorothy Arrington; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren.

HASKINS, LAWRENCE A., 74, of Waterbury, died Jan. 26. Born in 1925 in Lincoln, he was the son of Arthur and Eleanor (Devoid) Haskins. He attended schools in Lincoln and Moretown. He worked as a mechanic in Waterbury and also New York, Connecticut and Florida. He retired in 1984 and returned to the Waterbury area in 1997. He had served in the Army during WWII. Survivors include three daughters, Charlene Smith, Candace LaPlanty and Carol Westcott; three sons, Dana, Anthony and Delano; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister; four brothers.

LAROCK, ELIZABETH P., 68, of Waterbury, died Jan. 25. Born in 1931 in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of Merlin and Edna (Nelson) Farnsworth. She attended North Fayston and Moretown schools. She had worked as a housekeeper for various families in the Waterbury and Duxbury area. Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Garrand, Mary Sue LaRock and Christine Hyzock; four sons, Brian Farnsworth, Wendell Labor Jr., Brent Labor and Donald LaRock; three stepsons, Edward LaRock, Ted LaRock and Fred LaRock; four sisters; four brothers; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

NARAMORE, DONALD K., 47, of Barre, died Jan. 25. Born in 1952 in Newport, he was the son of William and Blanche (Knowles) Naramore. He graduated from North Country Union High School and graduated from the University of Vermont. He was commissioned a second lieutenant through the ROTC program. He graduated from the Vermont State Police Academy and was assigned to the Middlebury Barracks and then at Ferrisburgh. He later was assigned at state police headquarters in Waterbury. He later was assigned to the Middlesex station as Station Commander. From 1997 until retirement in 1999, he commanded the Commercial Vehicle Unit at the VT State Police Headquarters in Waterbury. He was a member of the Vermont National Guard and was company commander and later operations officer of the 1-172 Armor Battalion and the 86th Armored Brigade. He retired as Lieutenant Colonel. In 1976, he married Frances Magnifico. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ian, Andrew and Seth; two sisters; one brother.

SELF, DOUGLAS C., 79, of Northfield, died Jan. 25. Born in 1920 in Spray, N.C., he was the son of Jesse and Alma (Gray) Self. In 1979, he married Marion Eastman, who died in 1993. He worked as a printer at Hano Business Forms Co. in Chicopee, Mass., retiring in 1984. He served in the Army during WWII. Survivors include a stepson, Kenneth Johnson; a brother, Ted; a sister, Maureen Self; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

LAFLAM, ALICE M., 88, of Berlin, died Jan. 24. Born in 1911 in Pike, N.H., she was the daughter of Ernest and Grace (Titus) Perkins. She attended North Haverhill Elementary School and from the Haverhill Academy. In 1931, she married Kermit Hood and later married Earle LaFlam in 1949. Survivors include her husband; a son, Roderic Hood; two step-sons, Kenneth and Lawrence LaFlam; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

SHERBINO, EUNICE, 80, of Hardwick, died Jan. 28. Born in 1919 in Windsor Locks, Conn., she was the daughter of David and Leona (Fisher) Perkins. Her husband, Roland Sherbino, died in 1993. She was a longtime resident of Hardwick and was active in senior affairs. Survivors include a sister, Marjorie Bouthillier and a brother, David.

WHEELER, FRED, 80, of Northfield, died Jan. 28. Born in 1919 in Moretown, he was the son of Fred and Ola (Warren) Wheeler. In 1940, he married Theresa Seckington. He had worked for the State of Vermont Highway Department and in 1968, joined the Village of Northfield Electric Department, retiring in 1985. He was a volunteer fireman for the town of Northfield and a member of St. John the Evangelist Church of Northfield. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Tracey; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters; three brothers; many nieces and nephews.

LAWLISS, GLADYS C., 90, of Calais, died Jan. 28. Born in 1909 in Massachusetts, she attended school in Calais. In 1926, she married John Chapin Sr., who died in 1971. Later she married Harold Lawliss, who predeceased her. She was a member of the Grace Methodist Church in Plainfield. Survivors include two sons, Raymond and Winston; two sisters; one brother.

STONE, STELLA DWINELL, 95, of Marshfield, died Jan. 27. Born in 1904 in Marshfield, she was the daughter of Henry and Aurelia (Luce) Dwinell. She attended schools in Marshfield, Plainfield and Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. She attended Goddard Seminary and earned her teaching certificate. In 1925, she married Delmar Stone, who died in 1989. She had taught in Jamaica and was a member of the United Church of Marshfield. Survivors include three daughters, Thelma, Ruth and Eileen; a son, Leland; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

BOUDRO, LEO J., 91, of Randolph, died Jan. 27. Born in 1908 in Randolph, he was the son of Joseph and Margaret (Orchid) Boudro. He attended Randolph Center schools. He operated the family farm, worked at the Red and White market and Waterbury Plastics, both in Randolph and sold produce at the farmers market in Randolph. He was a member of the Sts. Donation and Rogation Catholic Church in Randolph. Survivors include a half-brother, Donald Boutreau; three half-sisters, Madeline Wheeler, Loraine Boudro and Thelma Tibbetts.

DENNIS, EUGENE F., 82, of Groton, died Jan. 27. Born in 1917 in Groton, he was the son of Issac Newton and Fannie (Fiske) Dennis. He served in the Army during WWII. He worked for Gerald Morse of Groton, Rock of Ages in Barre and Gandin Brothers of So. Ryegate. In 1945, he married Ida Welch. He attended the United Methodist Church of Groton. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Alan and Gary; two daughters, Linda Sparks and Kelly Joslin; a brother; a sister; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter.

WATT, JAMES B., 91, of So. Barre, died Jan. 26. Born in 1908 in Barre, he was the son of Henry and Eliza (Stewart) Watt. He graduated from Vermont State School of Agriculture in Randolph Center. He was a herdsman in Mass. and operated the Watt Family Farm in So. Barre, retiring in 1998. Survivors include a sister, Lillian Riddel; a brother, George Watt.

ABAIR, MARK R., 43, of Montpelier, died Jan. 27. Born in 1956 in Montpelier, he was the son of George and Clarice (Russell) Abair. He received his education at St. Michael's Grade School and graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1978, he married Connie Deininger, who died in 1998. In 1999, he married Tamera Sprague. He was employed with Ben & Jerry's in Waterbury and was a member of St. Augustine's Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Margaret and Sarah; two step-sons, Joshua Lawson and Jacob French; his father and Mary Murphy; a brother; an aunt; cousins.

Hefner, Rosa B., 66, formerly of Barre, died Jan. 26. Born in 1933 in Barre, she was the daughter of Pietro and Mary (Stefanazzi) Bartelli. She graduated from Spaulding High School. She was a secretary for Safeco Insurance Co. in Seattle, Wash. for many years and served in the Air Force. Survivors include her mother; a sisters, Delina Loati.

COUILLARD, EMILE D., 86, of Barre, died Jan. 27. Born in 1913 in Websterville, he was the son of Avila and Maude (Jeanette) Couillard. He attended Spaulding High School and later received a GED. In 1931, he married Jeannie Geake. He later married Evelyn Hatch. He was first employed at the E.L. Smith Quarry as a quarryman and then as a lumper at a local granite shed. Later he became a self-employed carpenter and worked for the state until his retirement. He attended the Graniteville Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Virginia Bailey; two step-sons, Arthur Maddock Jr. and Robert Maddock; three step-daughters, Jean Bancroft, Betty Dix and Katie Bruce; two brothers; two sisters; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

WHITCOMB, MAXINE E., 88, of Barre, died Jan. 28. Born in 1911 in Cabot, she was the daughter of Stanley and Elizabeth (Lee) Kenerson. She attended school in Williamstown. In 1929, she married George Whitcomb. She worked at the former Green Stamp Store in Barre. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Betty Boisvert and Joanne Elliott; a brother.

HURLBURT, ALICE B., 83, of East Granville, died Jan. 30. Born in 1916 in Winooski, she was the daughter of George and Gertrude (Bush) Prentice. She was educated in Waterbury schools. In 1931, she married Francis Hurlburt, who died in 1966. They lived in Duxbury, Stowe, Waterbury, Northfield and East Granville. She had worked for Handley's Mill in East Granville, the Van Raalte Co. in Randolph and the Atlantic Diner in Royalton. Survivors include three sons, James, Everett and Charles; two daughters, Geraldine Dickinson and Ethel Thresher; a brother; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

O'NEILL, GLADYS "GAY", 86, of Barre City, died Jan. 31. Born in 1913 in Lewiston, Maine, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ferguson. She attended schools in Lewiston and graduated from Central Maine General Hospital as a registered nurse. She studied and worked at the Teacher's College at Columbia University in NYC. She was formerly married to John O'Neill. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in Lewiston, Maine. Survivors include three nieces, Connie Goldsworthy Schwarzkopf, Betty Ann Brown and Evelyn Ferguson; two great-nieces; two great great nieces.

SICELY, MILDRED, 79, of Cabot, died Jan. 28. Born in 1920 in Graniteville, she was the daughter of Abraham and Bertha (Foster) Clough. In 1936, she married Roy Sicely. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Richard and Ronald; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

TUCKER, DONALD F., 72, formerly of Northfield, died recently. Born in 1927 in Northfield, he was educated in Washington schools. He was a farmer, apprentice carpenter and later became a master carpenter. He was a mechanic for Twin Town Motors in Barre, worked at Randolph Furniture Co. and Van Raalte Co., both in Randolph. He retired from Harris Co. in Randolph. He had served in the Army during the Korean War. Survivors include four daughters, Dona Byard, Deborah Tucker, DruEllen Riggs and Darcy Hamlin; several grandchildren; three sisters.

SPINKS, LUCILLE, 85, of Barre, died Feb. 1. Born in 1914 in Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Edward and Melvina (Spinks) Hamel. She attended Barre schools. In 1988, she married Perley Spinks, who died in 1996. She was a waitress and manager at several restaurants in the Boston and Framington, Mass. area. She also worked at the Pavilion Grill and Lobster Pot. Survivors include two daughters, Laura Farr and Virginia Yuka; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister; a brother.

ROBINSON, PEARLE T. "PATTY", 72, of Waitsfield, died Feb. 2. Born in 1928 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Clarence and Charlotte (Goodyear) Tucker. She graduated from the former Waitsfield High School and continued her education at the University of Vermont earning her degree in education. She was formerly married to Spencer Robinson in 1952. She taught second grade in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, retiring in 1987 and returning to Vermont. Her memberships include the Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Tucker Robinson; a son, Scott Robinson; three granddaughters; a step-granddaughter; two sisters; one brother; nieces and nephews.

BIRD, GERTRUDE J., 81, of Barre, died Feb. 1. Born in 1918 in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of Jacob and Gertrude (Youngberg) Thorwaldson. She graduated from a high school in the Boston area. In 1947, she married Robert W. Bird, who died in 1987. She had lived in Barre since 1986 and was a homemaker. Survivors include a brother, Paul Thorwaldson; a sister, Ruth Thorwaldson. 

ADAMS, RICHARD W., SR., 87, of Waterbury, died Feb. 2. Born in 1912 in Hartland, he was the son of Walter and Betsy (Wright) Adams. He attended schools in Randolph and was employed for 25 years in the machine tool industry, retiring from G.E. in 1978. In 1940, he married Hazel Truax, who died in 1980. Survivors include his children, Alice Adams, Richard Adams Jr. and Lacey Washington; several nieces and nephews.

ROSS, ALICE M., 92, of Barre, died Feb. 4. Born in 1907 in St. Sophia Leonard, Quebec, she was the daughter of Wilbrod and Dorilda (Brisson) Laquerre. He attended school in Quebec. In 1931, she married Joseph Ross. They first lived on a farm in Orange, later moved to East Barre and then to Barre. Her husband died in 1964. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Monica Church in Barre. Survivors include one son, Raymond; one daughter, Rita West; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

CACICIO, M. ANN, 66, of East Montpelier, died Feb. 4. Born in 1933, she was the daughter of Guy and Edna Belle (Rogers) Pike. She graduated from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. In 1953, she married Michael Cacicio, who died in 1988. She was an assembler at National Clothespin Factory in Montpelier. Survivors included two sons, Michael And Dario; a daughter, Kit Washburn; two brothers; a sister; seven grandchildren.

HUNTINGTON, CLARENCE D., JR., 44, of Barre, died Feb. 2. Born in 1956 in Barre, he was the son of Clarence and Nadine (Patterson) Huntington Sr. He graduated from Spaulding High School and in 1980, married Maralyn Jacobs. He was a quarryman for the Rock of Ages Corp. He had served in the Navy from 1975-79. Survivors include is former wife; a son, Karl; a daughter, Crystal Huntington; a brother; a sister; a half-brother; a half-sister.

COTA, MARY, 88, formerly of Montpelier, died Feb. 4. Born in 1911, she was the daughter of John and Mary Murphy. She owned and operated Goodno's Store in Montpelier before moving to Florida in 1971. She was a member of Saint Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in Eustis, Fla. and Saint Augustine's in Montpelier. Survivors include several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He husband, Rupert Cota died in 1978.

CLARK, MAX H., 78, of Upper Websterville, died Feb. 5. Born in 1921 in Barre City, he was the son of Herbert and Muriel (Chamberlain) Clark. He attended schools in East Barre and Barre. He retired from Wells-Lamson in 1984. In 1946, he married Lillian Chase. He was a member of the East Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Brenda Carpenter; one grandson; two brothers; nieces and nephews.

WOLF, EDITH, 88, of Barre, died Feb. 5. Born in 1911 in New York City, she was the daughter of Frank and Margaret (O'Keefe) Fritz. She graduated from Bryant High School in Astoria, N.Y. In 1933, she married Charles Wolf, who died in 1982. She moved to Barre Town in 1977. Survivors include two daughters, Edith Harding and Charlene Byrne; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

MITCHELL, CORA LETHIA, 76, of Barre Town, died Feb. 3. Born in 1923 in Sanford, Maine, she was the daughter of Archie and Lillian (Gilbert) Bennett. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. She served in the Woman's Army Corps of the Army Air Force. In 1947, she married W. Harper Mitchell Sr., who died in 1991. She was a retail manager in Barre and she and her husband owned and operated Mario's Restaurant. Prior to retirement in 1988, she managed the Round Table Lounge at the Sir Anthony Motel in Barre. She was a member of the Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, W. Harper Mitchell and Robert B. Mitchell; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters; nieces and nephews.

BLANCHARD, REV. FRANKLIN, 84, of Topsham, died Feb. 3. Born in 1915, he graduated from Bradford Academy and received his master's degree from Boston University School of Theology. In 1958, he married June (Helfer) Blanchard. He served in the Army and the Navy. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kirk and William; two daughters, Tammy McKane and Donna Lee Lawler; a sister; four grandchildren.

GAYLORD, ELOISE G., 74, of Waitsfield, died Feb. 3. Born in 1926 in East Warren, she was the daughter of Clifford and Evelyn (Ayers) Heath. She was attended East Warren Elementary School and graduated from the former Waterbury High School and continued her education at the University of Vermont and Burlington Business College. In 1948, she married Hadley Gaylord Sr. They made their home in Waitsfield, where she owned and managed Phyl-Den's Dairy Bar and was co-owner and bookkeeper of Hap's Service Station. She was a member of Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband; six children, Phyllis Mayville, Pearl Vargas, Hayden Gaylord, Allen Gaylord, Hadley Gaylord Jr. and Walter Gaylord; 12 grandchildren.

CLARK, CARROLL A., 63, formerly of Marshfield, died Feb. 2. He was born in Boston, Mass. He served in the Air Force for 20 years, serving two tours in Vietnam. He worked for the State of Vermont Department of Labor and Industry. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Clark; two sons, James and Robert; a daughter, Barbara Hersey; six grandchildren.

LANPHEAR, EVANGELINE, PHYLLIS, 68, of Barre, died Feb. 3. Born in 1931 in Barre, she was the daughter of Charles and Faustina (Maker) Robar. She attended schools in Williamstown. She was first married to Leslie Cole and in 1970, she married Richard (Bud) Lanphear. She had worked at Sprague Electric Co. and McFarland House, both in Barre, and later for the Vermont State Tax Dept. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Kenneth and Ralph Cole; one step-son, Gary Lanphear; two step-daughters, Sandra Shortridge and Bonnie Mercier; one brother; three sisters; two grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 11 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

SHELDON, HELEN L., 46, of Waterbury, died Feb. 4. Born in 1953 in Beaufort, S.C., she was the daughter of Leonard and Mary (Cluess) Vecchione. She graduated from St. Joseph by the Sea High School in Staten Island, N.Y. In 1978, she married Robert Sheldon. She was employed as a secretary. She had been a resident of the Waterbury area since 1994 and was employed by Resources for Community Living. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Stephanie; her parents; a sister; a brother; nieces and nephews.

MANNING, JOHN F., SR., 67, of Williamstown, died Feb. 2. Born in 1932 in Bethel, he was educated in Little Northfield, Gaysville and Randolph schools. In 1953, he married Stella Nelson, who died in 1993. He operated a dump truck and a milk truck and farmed in Williamstown, retiring in the late 1980s. He then worked at the Lyle Haven Farm in East Montpelier. He had served in the Navy during the Korean War. Survivors include two stepsons, Worley Parton Jr. and Charles Parton; three brothers; five sisters.

PELKEY, CARL L., 83, of Barre, died Feb. 4. Born in 1915, he was the son of August and Amelia (Blow) Pelkey. He attended Spaulding High School. In 1950, he married Lillian Hyde, who died in 1988. He worked in Barre for Dubois Paint and Wallpaper Company and later for Smith, Whitcomb & Cook. After retirement he worked part-time for Peter Glenn Ski and Sports Outlet in Berlin. He served in the Army during WWII. He had been a member of St. Sylvester Church in Graniteville and more recently of St. Monica Church in Barre. Survivors include a nephew, Wayne Pelkey; a niece, Catherine Pelkey; a grandniece and nephew; three great-grandnephews.

TUCKER, DONALD F., 73, formerly of Northfield, died recently. Born in 1926 in Northfield, he was educated in Washington schools. He became a master carpenter and also a mechanic, employed by Twin Town Motors in Barre. He worked at Randolph Furniture Co. and the Van Raalte Co., retiring from the Harris Co. in New Hampshire. He had served in the Army during the Korean War. Survivors include four daughters, Dona Byard, Deborah Tucker, DruEllen Riggs and Darcy Hamlin; several grandchildren; three sisters.

KENNEDY, EVELYN M., 95, of Berlin, died Feb. 3. Born in 1904 in Washington, D.C. she was the daughter of Thomas Edward and Ella Julia Cogan. She was retired from the National Institute of Health in 1969. Her husband Harold Kennedy, predeceased her. Survivors include daughters, Evelyn Kelley and Sally Robb; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

PALMER, KENNETH H., 74, of Orange, died Feb. 6. Born in 1925 in Clifton, N.H., he was the son of Harvey and Hannah (Poor) Palmer. He graduated from Paterson High School and married Margaret (Pez) Palmer in 1944. They moved to Orange in 1985. He was a truck driver with Pacific International Express in N.J. and had served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in N.J. and the Websterville Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Patricia Helfst, Victoria Width, Kathleen Palmer and Geraldine Ver Hoeve; two brothers; a sister; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

GRANT, BERNARD S., SR., 75, of Sharon, died Feb. 5. Born in 1925 in East Corinth, he attended Bradford schools. In 1946, he married Laura DeVoid. He was employed with True Wood Products of Lebanon, retiring in 1986. He had served in the Army during WWII. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Bernard Jr., Kevin, Wendall and Russell; two daughters, Lena Menard and Penny Bayerle; three brothers; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

ECKERT, RITA ROSE SHAUM, 93, of Barre, died Feb. 6. Born in 1906 in Taneytown, MD, she was the daughter of David and Sarah (Adams) Shaum. She attended local schools and later college in Lancaster, PA. She worked as a secretary in New York City. In 1931, she married Wilber Lee Eckert, who predeceased her. She and her husband were self-employed as sellers of farm produce and later operated an animal dealership. Survivors include her daughters, Joan Knott, Rita Anne, Delores Little and Patricia Hoxie; one son, Robert Sr.; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.

DOYLE, LAWRENCE J., 18, formerly of Randolph and more recently of Hancock, died Feb. 5. Born in 1981 in Randolph, he was the son of Howard and Pamela (Mears) Doyle Sr. He attended schools in Hancock and Rochester. He worked for Bettis Auto Land in Hancock and the Sunoco station in Middlebury. Survivors include his parents; maternal grandmother, Doris Mears; two brothers, Howard and Danny; two sisters, Nichole and Kailah.

ROBERTS, MARGARET L., 47, of Montpelier, died Feb. 6. Born in 1953 in Morrisville, she was the daughter of Leonard and Mary (Paterson) Roberts of Montpelier and formerly of Barre. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School, attended Lyndon State College and graduated from the University of Vermont. She also attended Elin Bible College in Lima, N.Y. She had been employed by Voc Rehab Division for the Blind, St. Johnsbury Convalescent Center and the Vermont Department of Social Welfare. She also worked at Rich's Department Store in Berlin. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier. Survivors include her parents; a brother, Geoffrey Roberts; a sister, Jennifer Roberts; several aunts, uncles and many cousins.

BOYCE, DWIGHT EDWIN, 89, of Stowe, died Jan. 28. Born in 1910 in Stowe, he was the son of Melvin and Laila (Magoon) Boyce. He grew up and lived most of his life in Stowe. He attended the West Branch School in Stowe. In 1952, he married Adeline Roy Leveway. He worked as a janitor at the Capitol Building in Montpelier, for the Stowe Cemeteries and at the Stoweware Mall in Lower Village of Stowe, until his retirement. Survivors include his wife; many cousins.

MEDVED, KATHERINE T., 88, of Marshfield, died Feb. 8. Born in 1911 in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of Theodore and Anna Sayka. She graduated from Froebel High School in Gary, Ind. In 1936, she married Paul Medved, who died in 1988. After her husband's death, she moved to Marshfield where she was a member of the North American Martyrs Church. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Bohn and Joan McCoy; two brothers; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

CAMPBELL, EDA, 89, of Barre, died Feb. 8. Born in 1910 in Barre, she was the daughter of Giacomo and Elettra (Lizzari Hoffer) Cecchini. She graduated from Spaulding High School and worked for the Barre Granite Association and then the M&W Railroad Office in Montpelier. In 1931, she married Clarence Campbell, who died in 1982. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Barre. Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Hamilton Prushko; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren; a brother.

FOSTER, SABA LAURA, of Montpelier, died Feb. 5. Born in Wollaston, Mass., she was the daughter of Saba Drew Thomas and James Paul Foster. She was a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois and acquired a Master of Library Science from Simmons College. She worked as a secretary before joining the Houhgton, Mifflin Company as a text book editor. When she moved to Vermont she began working at National Life Insurance Company. Survivors include three nieces, Carolyn Thompson, Paula J. Foster and Deborah D. Hayes; one nephew, James L. Foster; two grandnieces; four grandnephews.

GRAY, ALICE A., 84, of Plainfield, died Feb. 8. Born in 1915 in Brockton, Mass., she was the daughter of Everett and Rose May (Greenleaf) Bagley. She attended Barre schools. In 1931, she married Orin Davis. In 1950, she married Carlos Marshall Gray. Both are deceased. She owned and operated a rubbish route in Montpelier and also worked at Petco, Cody Enterprises and Twinfield Auto Repair. Survivors include five sons, Archie Davis, Wendell Davis, Robert Davis, George Davis and Marshal Gray; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.


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